Album art that has caught our eye and pocket reviews for each.
The Red Hot series is renowned for its trailblazing, genre-bending beats and fab collabs. Red Hot + Free is the first new dbl album offering since 2016 and judging by the first 2 pre-singles worth the wait. Sofi Tukker + Amadou et Mariam combine Bamako blues and electronic savvy on the irresistable Mon Cherie. More
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All our projects aimed at exposing contemporary global music as a relevant and reflective format for electronic and conventional media sprung from an hour of weekend radio called Crossing Cultures which I produced and hosted, starting in the early ’90s on AM 1470, CJVB in Vancouver. I had been working there for ten years, in a traditional multicultural radio environment (the kind where you have no reason to listen unless you happen to speak the same language as the announcer). It was hokey, boring and already woefully dated and I thought cross-cultural programming through contemporary global music was just a better way to celebrate and promote different cultures and I still do.Read More