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Saturday, 23 January 2010

Recommended Reading......

Shook Magazine Issue 7 Winter 2009

This Issue includes.....includes Funk Factory (Daptone Records, Poets of Rhythm, Breakestra, Malcolm Catto, Oz scene), Jazzie B, Planet Mu, French Caribbean Special, Hudson Mohawke, HomeGrown: the story of UK hip-hop, Hex Murda, Carl Craig presents Tribe Records, Max Romeo, Nneka, Boddhi Sattva, Dreph, Terence Blanchard, Max Romeo, Vague, Blunt Invitational, Havana Cultura, Still Bill, Fela! the musical, Akwaaba, Stefan Lakatos + Moondog, DJ Power (A-Trak, Robert Hood, Kode9), Zomby, White Rainbow, Andreya Triana…

"With our FUNK FACTORY special covering some of the baddest bands on the planet (Dap-Kings, Breakestra, Whitefield Brothers, Lefties Soul Connection, Cookin’ On 3 Burners & Malcolm Catto of the Heliocentrics) and our focus on PLANET MU, whether we’re cold lampin’ with the original funki dred JAZZIE B or sweating to the tropical rhythms of GWO KA and TUMBELE in Martinique and Guadeloupe, SHOOK #07 goes deep in the science of rhythm. The launch of HOMEGROWN, the first major exhibition of UK hip-hop, is our excuse to go back in time with London Posse, Demon Boyz and many more. We get the DATA REDUCTION from ZOMBY and gOnj@$ufi. MAX ROMEO tells us how he almost burned down the offices of Island Records, HUDSON MOHAWKE talks about making tracks for Rihanna, while Stefan Lakatos remembers learning to play the trimba from MOONDOG. For all you jazz heads, CARL CRAIG, MARCUS BELGRAVE and WENDELL HARRISON give us the rub on the resurrected TRIBE RECORDS project; we get a dose of Ancestral Soul from BODDHI SATTVA; Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Dilated Peoples, Planet Asia and more salute HEX MURDA; we smoke Cohibas in Cuba with GILLES PETERSON and blaze blunts in LA with GASLAMP KILLER, SAMIYAM, HOUSESHOES & RHETTMATIC. Plus TERENCE BLANCHARD explains all about his difficult choices post-Katrina. Elsewhere, we feature FELA! THE MUSICAL, we surprise NNEKA, find out all about the CANDY MACHINE, travel the world with DREPH, celebrate the release of STILL BILL and raise a toast to 30 years of VAGUE. So shut yourself away this Christmas with a copy of SHOOK and a bottle of brandy, and be a soul adventurer, travelling to places and spaces far and wide in the musical omniverse".(SHOOK Magazine Website)

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WAX POETICS - Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 39

Africa Issue (feat Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Rail Band, Voodoo Frank, Shafiq, Pax Nicholas, Ghariokwu Lemi , Orchestra Baobab + more)

Also Includes: Re:Discovery Cashless Society, Mams & Hart, Hugh Masekela, Buari, C. K. Mann & His Carousel 7.

"The start of 2010 marks the first time Wax Poetics has devoted an entire issue to modern African music. And it all points back to the first Black President, Fela Kuti, who, with drummer Tony Allen, created an Afrobeat shockwave felt throughout the continent" (Wax Poetics)

Voodoo Frank Collector of African vinyl makes sacrifices for the funk.

Shafiq Longtime producer frees his mind, debut album follows.

Fanga Persuasive band lights the way to a new Afrobeat dimension.

Ghana Special Soundway documents Ghanaian highlife’s roots.

Record Rundown DJ Rich Medina is a longtime champion of African rhythms.

Pax Nicholas broke free from Fela’s grip to create his own hard-hitting Afrobeat masterpiece.

Artist Ghariokwu Lemi handcrafted classic Fela album covers.

The Rail Band shot to stardom by fusing modernism with Mali’s rich folkloric tradition.

Orchestra Baobab embraced Cuban rhythms but shines in many styles.

Analog Out The surreal Afrobeat ballet of Fela’s Nigerian shows.

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