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Super fine glitchified Soul from Liz Aku including tracks featuring Mara TK and Zulu Moon.

1. The Drum Major Instinct feat. Mara TK

2. Slowly

3. Deceive The Mind

4. Seasons Change

5. Secrets Die

6. Flight & Fall

7. Just What I Need

8. Ashamed

9. Hiding Alone

10. Ankhor feat. Zulu Moon

11. Hunger

12. Breathing Underwater feat. Mara TK

Stumbled across this artist and video by accident but glad we did!

Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24 1955 – October 5 2011

Andre Romelle Young (February 18, 1965 – Present Day)

This is what the Friday feeling sounds like, click the cover to buy this on iTunes now AND stream / share below

Peter Brian Gabriel (13 February 1950 – Present Day)

Vincent Montana, Jr. (12 February 1928 – 13 April 2013)

Tenor Saw aka Clive Bright (February 11 1966 – ? August 1988)

Smiley Culture aka David Victor Emmanuel (10 February 1963 – 15 March 2011)

Gary Wayne Coleman (February 8, 1968 – May 28, 2010)

Bob Marley (06 Febraury 1945 – 11 May 1981)

January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016

Denise Katrina Matthews life was filled with ups and downs from Playboy model to singing and touring with Prince and starring in cult classics like The Last Dragon and Action Jackson to overcoming drug addiction and eventually becoming an Evangelist

Charles Kent “Charlie” Wilson aka Uncle Charlie (29 January 29, 1953 – Present Day)

Etta James aka Jamesetta Hawkins (25 January 1938 – 20 January 2012)

Jam Master Jay (21 Jan 1965 – 30 Oct 2002)

DJ Swing (18 Jan 1967 – 22 Mar 2006)


Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942 – Present Day)

Eartha Mae Kitt (17 January, 1927 – 25 December, 2008)


The WAYout Arts hub in Freetown Sierra Leone continues to do great work in and around the community there, creating new music, film and training opportunities all the time.

Like many (or all) charities, they require financial support from time to time, but rather than just put their hands out hoping for cash, they have often gone the extra mile by putting on events, concerts and exciting fundraising activities.

The latest of these is a series of t-shirts and hoodies available online through sites including Dizzyjam and Amazon, featuring appealing Salone-flavoured designs, such as the UNameItChallenge parody tee above.

If you are looking for a unique gift for someone this year, or just want to refresh your wardrobe, do check them out on the links below and support where you can

Dizzyjam (Worldwide)
Amazon (US Only)

Tickets: £5.50, £9.50 here
Soundcrash are excited to bring The Left Rib, to Echoes for the launch of their brand new, debut EP ‘Corporeal’.

The Left Rib are made up of singer Belle Benham and pianist/producer Johnny Tomlinson aka ‘La Force’. Belle is an established singer/songwriter and has performed live at various festivals and venues across the UK and Europe; collaborating with a diverse range of artists such as Shaunise, Quest/Silkie, Broken Orchestra, K15 and Brackles.

The Left Rib are certainly are a hugely exciting duo and we can’t wait to welcome them to Echoes, don’t miss out on this exclusive EP Launch party.


The explosive 10-piece from São Paulo Bixiga 70, return to the UK this month to perform at the Glastonbury festival (24 June), as well as a warm-up gig at London’s Scala (23 June).

“100% 13” music video: https://youtu.be/uzkSncB912A
‘Bixiga 70 NYC’ documentary: https://youtu.be/LqAzRxa0qCY

If you feel like treating yourself today then head over to iSHE’s Bandcamp and let her pour soulful honey all in your ears


Here is the official UK poster for Miles Ahead, starring, written and directed by Don Cheadle, and coming to UK cinemas 22nd April.

The Nextmen: Brad Baloo & Dom Search
DJ Mo Fingaz

First 20 Tickets – £20
Next 50 Tickets – £22.50
Advance Tickets – £25

Click here for more info


With “more vinyl than you can shake a stick at. Plus the best breweries the city has to offer with London Brewers’ Market.” As the description you know what you will get with ILM

Featured labels include:

Bella Union, Brownswood, Communion Music, City Slang, Eglo Records, Hospital Records, Night Slugs, Power Vacuum, Sunday Best, UKF, Warp Records + loads more!

Click here for the full list



Phife Dawg aka The Five Footer aka Malik Isaac Taylor (November 20, 1970 – March 23, 2016)


A Tribe Called Quest have long provided the soundtrack to many of our lives, the “Peoples…” Album just celebrated its 25th year and from the sound of the teaser below, Phife and co. Still have so much more goodness to bless us all with.

We hope we get to hear more than just a snippet of the music, we only wish Phife was still here to be the one presenting it to us

“Nutshell by Phife produced by J.Dilla”


Tickets available now: http://bit.ly/1QDq7tK

Fubk The Family returns for 2016 with another stellar line up and lots of kids activities, live outdoor music stage, Cirque Du Funk bigtop, craft and food stalls and performances from King Porter, Professor Elemental, Gyratory Allstars, Lynda Pheonix, Elle J Small and many more! 

201631275134pgChart-topping, GRAMMY® nominated recording artist, songwriter, and producer Tweet returns with her 3rd studio album “Charlene” which includes the singles “Won’t Hurt Me,” and “Neva Shouda Left Ya” “Magic,” “I Was Created for This,” “Somebody Else Will” feat. Missy Elliott, and more.

“Won’t Hurt Me” music video
“Magic” music video
“Somebody Else Will” (feat. Missy Elliott) music video
“I Was Created for This” music video


iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MosaicLoveSoul
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerriLyneCar…
Official website: http://www.terrilynecarrington.com/

Back once again with a laid back bass infused head nodding shuffler is the one and only Corinne Bailey Rae – sounds like some Daz I Kue type production but we will have to look into that some more…

Find out more about this release and the album here Website

Four tracks featuring the soulful vocals of the one and only Kelli-Leigh, sure to be blowing up dancefloors, radio shows, podcasts and DJ charts soon!

George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001)


Music Is Life fave Hezakiah does what he does best flipping the Jocelyn Brown classic “Somebody Else’s Guy” to great effect!



I legit feel that this handheld needs to make that screeching game loading sound when you switch it in

Read more on this via Metro



Season 2 Episode 1 is now up on Netflix for your viewing pleasures!


Either you know what this means and are currently losing your mind, or you have no idea why this is so important but are about to find out. Check this Empire article for the full scoop


You have two days left to enter this raffle and not only be in with a chance of winning great prizes, but also supporting and helping people that REALLY need it!

Every £10.00 you donate to WAYout buys you the chance to win dinner for two at the top of The Shard. 2nd Prize is a signed copy of the book ‘David Beckham’ and 3rd prize is two tickets to Park Theatre.

The draw takes place on 17th February.

Full rules and conditions here
You must be over 16 to enter. Every entry you buy will be issued with an eticket the following day. The draw will take place on 17th February 2016, 5pm

About WAYout

WAYout supports street and disadvantaged young people in Sierra Leone, changing  the lives of street, vulnerable and conflict affected young people through the arts.

They offer training and shelter, make films that can effect change and record music that enables the excluded to  re-engage, promoting artistic freedom, education and empowerment.

Like many organisations working in Sierra Leone, 2015 was a tough year for WAYout, dealing with the Ebola crisis.

Unlike many youth organisations- they remained open but this meant an increase in numbers coming to WAYout, for somewhere to learn and create and as a safe place offering food and shelter during the lockdowns.

So their costs went up, whilst their income went down.

During the Ebola Crisis 83 young people earned certificates, they opened a new studio and finished five albums, supported other NGOs with videos.

Gene McDaniels (February 12 1935 – July 29 2011)

jimi-hendrix-in-brook-street-2-800x600The Hendrix Flat opens on 10 February 2016. Book your advance tickets here

J Dilla (7 Feb 1974 – 10 Feb 2006)

Dennis Brown (1 Feb 1957 – 1 July 1999)

DJ Jazzy Jeff aka Jeffrey Allen Townes (22 January 22 1965 – Present Day)

This compilation, by Analog Africa and in partnership with Teranga Beat, offers a unique insight into the musical adventures that were taking place in the major Senegalese cities during the 60s and 70s, and reflects the unique fusions of Funk, Mbalax, Cuban Son and Mandigue guitar sounds that transformed Dakar into West Africa’s most vibrant city.

Adamantios Kafetzis from Teranga Beat dug through an astonishing three hundred Senegalese songs – all never before released – to select five for inclusion in this collection, wit the remaining seven taken from obscure vinyl records found in Senegal, by Analog Africa’s label boss Samy Ben Redjeb on his many crate-digging trips.

The result is a compilation filled with multi-layered Afro-Cuban funk melodies, warm keys, vibrant vocals and body moving rhythms from artists including Star Band de Dakar, Orchestre Bawobab, Fangóól (featured below) and many more

This release includes a comprehensive booklet that comes with the CD (44 pages) and with the double LP (12 pages LP size) and is a precious document attesting to the decades of transformation that led to modern Senegalese music. Featuring biographies of music producers and a legendary record cover designer, as well as the life stories of all the groups represented here, the booklet also includes a fantastic selection of photos that have never seen before.


1. Fangóól – “Mariama” 4:35
2. Orchestre G.M.I. – Groupement Mobil D’Intervention – “Africa” 6:51 *
3. Orchestre Bawobab – “Thiely” 4:59 *
4. Le Sourouba de Louga – “Bour Siné” 3:47 *
5. King N’gom et Les Perles Noires – “Viva Marvillas” 5:34
6. Orchestre Laye Thiam – “Massani Cissé” 5:48
7. Amara Touré et le Star Band de Dakar – “El Carretero” 5:22 *
8. Le Tropical Jazz – “Kiko Medina” 4:40
9. Orchestre Laye Thiam – “Kokorico” 6:47
10. Gëstu de Dakar – “Ndiourel” 5:17
11. Orchestre Bawobab – “Ma Penda” 5:18 *
12. Orchestre Laye Thiam – “Sanga Té” 5:43

* = previously unreleased tracks, courtesy of Teranga Beat

Released 27 November through Analog Africa on CD with 44-pages booklet 2xLP Gatefold with 12-pages LP size booklet and Digital