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Fela Kuti (Musicians)
Fela Kuti (Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, 1938-1997) was a Nigerian musician, composer and human rights activist from Abeokuta. He is regarded as a pioneer of Afrobeat.
Fela Kuti in Features
Music − List | posted 05.04.2019
Record Store Day 2019
12 releases to look out for
We’ve searched through the list of more than 500 releases exclusively released on Record Store Day 2019 this year and have put together a selection of twelve records that we’ve identified as possible highlights. Among them: Japanese fusion jazz to melt away, the sister album to James Brown’s “Sho Is Funky Down Here”, a never released boogie anthem from the 1980s and much more.
Music − Review | posted 26.06.2020
The Finnish multi-instrumentalist Antti Vauhkonen releases playful music with his vinyl 10-inch »2«, released by Jazzaggression.
Music − News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.
Music − Portrait | posted 25.06.2020
Warm vibrations with universal attraction
The American vibraphonist, singer, songwriter and arranger Roy Ayers is one of the most sampled contemporary musicians. With songs like »Everybody Loves The Sunshine«, the soul jazz legend, which celebrates it’s 80th birthday in September, became the main inspiration for Acid Jazz in the late 90s. His new album “Roy Ayers JID 002” on Jazz Is Dead with Adrian Younge and ex-ATCQ producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad continues his golden period of the Polydor years in the 70s seamlessly.
Music − Portrait | posted 09.06.2020
For the better part of a decade now, the Dekmantel imprint from Amsterdam is successfully squaring the circle as label, festival and promoter of several events: Connecting innovation and underground with a quality standard that is by now globally recognized without failing its aspirations. An end? Even in times of crisis far away.
Music − News | posted 22.06.2020
Exclusive Edition: »Wu Hen«
Kamaal Williams will release his new album »Wu Hen« on July 24th, 2020, on which modern jazz mixes with influences from Grime and UK garage. In Germany the exclusive edition on silver vinyl is only available at HHV Records.