Malca – Casablanca Jungle

Moroccan musician Malca joins Jakarta Records. This is his latest track, Casablanca Jungle. If you’ve not heard any of Jakarta’s Habibi Funk mixes, get on that now. The label is doing fantastic work restoring Arab music from the past but now they have someone for the present and future. Malca is the newest member of the Jakarta roster. Hailing from Morocco, his blend of pop…

15 More Awesome Places For E-Digging

We’re back with 15 more e-digging channels and playlists. We’ve had a lot of traffic for our two posts on e-digging (The Top 26 Places For “Online Crate Digging” and 21 Ways to Become the MacGyver of E-Digging) so we thought, why not add some more to the list? Below is a list of 15 e-digging channels and playlists on YouTube. No doubt there’ll be some broken links among…

SATURDAY MATINÉE: House Music, According To Chicago News In 1986

Still in its infancy, house music made it onto Chicago TV news in 1986. Here’s what they thought. House music has come a long way since its creation back in the early-to-mid 80s and in 1986, it made the news in Chicago. The item features house greats such as Steve “Silk” Hurley and Farley “Jackmaster” Funk. It’s especially nice to see Top Of The Tops…

SONG FOR SUNDAY #83: Gary Numan – Cars

Something a little different for this week’s Song For Sunday – Gary Numan’s Cars. I normally choose laid back soul cuts for this feature but after watching a documentary on the “rise, fall and reinvention” of Gary Numan, I decided to go a little left field with this week’s selection. Even if you’re not into synthpop or new wave, you’ll be familiar with Cars and…

Stream Two-Part 80s Japanese Funk Mix On YouTube

Get down to some Japanese funk from the 80s with this two-part mix on YouTube. When it comes to technological advancement and musical adaptation, Japan are light years ahead. During the 80s, they provided some fantastic jazz and pop renditions and still do so today but where many music buffs find gold are in the funk/boogie/rare groove records from the Land of the Rising Sun….

AFROFUTURISM: Mamman Sani – Taaritt

The epitome of afrofuturism, Mamman Sani’s Taaritt combines ancient Saharan folk ballads with 80s synthesizers and drum machines to take you back to the future. Lee “Scratch” Perry, Wally Badarou, Sun Ra, Juan Atkins, George Clinton – all names associated with the cultural movement of afrofuturism. Well, you can now add another unknown talent to that list thanks to this fantastic album. Nigerien musician Mamman…