Music

Al Massrieen – Modern Music

Jakarta release their 7th Habibi Funk album from an Egyptian band. Heavily encouraged by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz, Hany Shenoda fathered Al Massrieen as a way of modernising Egyptian music. His influence helped increase their popularity in Egypt in the 1970s. The music has aged but it still twinkles with an air of happiness. …

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Hip Hop

Teck-Zilla – Joe Jackson Kids

Nigerian-born, Montreal-based producer Teck-Zilla brings us “Joe Jackson Kids”, an instrumental tribute to the Jackson 5. Just when you thought you’d heard every J5 sample, along comes Teck-Zilla. As you’d expect, Michael features prominently in the way of vocal samples but that doesn’t take away from the stonking beats, wonderfully varied in rhythm and texture. …

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Music

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Tracy Chapman – Talking ‘Bout A Revolution (Live At Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute Concert, 1988)

In light of his passing, we have dedicated this week’s Throwback Thursday to Nelson Mandela with Tracy Chapman’s Talking ‘Bout A Revolution, performed at his 70th Birthday Tribute concert. It comes with great sadness to announce the passing of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95. The former South African president and activist died peacefully …

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