Jazz duo DOMi & JD Beck release NOT TiGHT on Anderson .Paak’s APESHIT label

Jazz duo DOMi & JD Beck have released their new album ‘NOT TiGHT’, featuring Anderson .Paak, Herbie Hancock, and Thundercat. The album is the first on Anderson .Paak’s new label APESHIT, in partnership with Blue Note Records. French keyboard prodigy, DOMi, and JD Beck, a young drummer from Dallas, met in 2018 when they were were both invited to join an ensemble performing at the National … Continue reading Jazz duo DOMi & JD Beck release NOT TiGHT on Anderson .Paak’s APESHIT label

One-drum: Learn the djembe with video tutorials from Master Ghanaian drummer Abbas Dodoo

One-drum has released a series of online tutorials on traditional Ghanaian drumming, which goes from the absolute basics through to more advanced techniques. The short video tutorials on using the djembe are lead by Master Ghanaian Drummer and One-Drum leader, Abbas Dodoo, who has worked with Van Morrison and CREAM drummer Ginger Baker. The London-based One-drum collective is a “collaborative ensemble of professional performers, artists … Continue reading One-drum: Learn the djembe with video tutorials from Master Ghanaian drummer Abbas Dodoo

Sahel Sounds release compilation, Music from Saharan WhatsApp

Sahel Sounds have released a greatest hits compilation on vinyl, Music from Saharan WhatsApp, which brings together tunes from their popular WhatsApp EP series. The LP features tracks by Sahel Sounds artists including Etran de L’Aïr, Hama, Alkibar Jr, Amaria Hamadaler (of Les Filles de Illighadad), and artists new to the label like Bounaly and Andal Sukabe. In Africa, mobile phones have become a tool of … Continue reading Sahel Sounds release compilation, Music from Saharan WhatsApp

GongBox: Music streaming platform putting African artists in the spotlight while maintaining their independence

GongBox is a music streaming app focused on bringing awareness of African artists, creators, and dreamers, while also allowing African musicians to stay independent, owning 100% of their creations. Created by South African artist Black Coffee, Gongbox strives to be a platform for the people, shining a light on talents that may be hidden from the vast majority of the world. The app, which has … Continue reading GongBox: Music streaming platform putting African artists in the spotlight while maintaining their independence

Artist Spotlight: DIVINEANGEL

DIVINEANGEL are a London-based duo, who with their fusion of afro-rhythms, soul and psychedelic rock, create music and lyrics with the intention to motivate, inspire, heal, unite, and to remind listeners of their truth, their inner truth. A collaboration between Yoruba-British artist muva of Earth and Asante-British artist, Angel SEKA, the friends describe their sounds as “Afro-futuristic Punk”. Earlier this year, DIVINEANGEL released their first … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: DIVINEANGEL

Tune of the Day for Sunday 17 April 2022: Soul Connection by John Patton — Feline Basslines

John Patton’s Soul Connection is a message that there is a reason why you are drawn to certain beings, certain things in life and why such keep coming up on your radar. The more you are aware of yourself, you then acknowledge and accept that it is you who is at the centre of the… Tune of the Day for Sunday 17 April 2022: Soul Connection … Continue reading Tune of the Day for Sunday 17 April 2022: Soul Connection by John Patton — Feline Basslines

Tune of the Day for Friday 15 April 2022: Paved by Nate Smith — Feline Basslines

From the moment you fully accept your truth, every step you take on your path from then on you “walk” on firm ground. Nate Smith’s Paved comes in recognition of your acknowledgement of self, your responsibility, and your strength. The post Tune of the Day for Friday 15 April 2022: Paved by Nate Smith appeared… Tune of the Day for Friday 15 April 2022: Paved by … Continue reading Tune of the Day for Friday 15 April 2022: Paved by Nate Smith — Feline Basslines

Saffron: Developing a music tech industry that’s diverse, inclusive and balanced

Saffron is a music tech initiative aiming to redress the gender imbalance in the music tech industry. The Bristol-based initiative supports women anywhere in the world to get involved in music production, sound engineering and DJing through training courses and workshops that it offers both in-person and online. Saffron’s aim is to advance gender equality in the music tech sector by creating a safe space … Continue reading Saffron: Developing a music tech industry that’s diverse, inclusive and balanced