Monday, October 13th, 2014
Africa is a Radio episode 6 opens up with a transnational blend, combining remixes of Dotorado Pro’s “African Scream” with its sample source: DJ Sbu & Zahara’s “Lengoma.” From there we travel around the world -from Ferguson to Havana to Monrovia- touching on the sonic imprints of the contemporary news cycle. We end on a
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Whatever Jay-Z and Beyonce were expecting when they went to Nigeria in 2006, they can’t have seen this one coming.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
I’m taking over the Friday music break this week. First up, the prolific Azonto producer E.L. surprises us this week with a 25 track debut album. He had so many songs stored up he decided to release...
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Jay-Z’s brand of Black Republicanism is now the subject of a sociology course at Georgetown University. Early insights: he “beat the system” and is “a businessman and a philanthropist who used to call himself a pimp.” The professor...
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
An interview in a (South African) Sunday paper with a ‘hopping mad’ Caiphus Semenya (the South African musician* was surprised to hear his music was being sampled in the ‘Murder to Excellence’ track on the Jay-Z &...