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Film of Life - Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, Adunni and Nefretiti, Kuku

Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen presents his tenth album Film of Life, an album that has the ring of a true self-portrait, an overview of his rich and exemplary career that began alongside Fela Kuti in 1960s Lagos and has continued on to Allen's rec

Trick - Kele Okereke

With his sterling solo effort, "The Boxer", Kele swapped out the angular guitars and anthemic choruses of Bloc Party and headed straight to the dancefloor, producing a shimmering triumph of an album which melded influences as disparate and surprising as t

Balkan Beat Box vs Dub Inc - Koko

Balkan Beat Box are making a return to London to play their biggest show ever at Koko. They are sharing the bill with Dub Inc, France's most successful dub hip hop band. The New York based Balakn Beat Box mix hip hop, funk and reggae influences that h

Labrinth interview: Musician on making new album and his addiction to buying musical instruments

In the teenager’s bedroom in which Labrinth made his astonishing new future-soul album, the hyperactively cheerful producer/singer is giving a tour of his musician’s sandbox.

Jhud - Jennifer Hudson

"Jennifer Hudson’s voice is a thrilling thing" said the Guardian about the singer's third album. It includes the tracks 'Bring Back the Music' and 'It's Your World'.

The UR Experience - Tour - Usher

Following on from his UK top ten hit single 'Good Kisser', Usher has announced he will be bringing The UR Experience to the UK and Europe starting February 13th next year. Packed with hits spanning across his 20 year career, Usher will deliver a uniq

Jennifer Hudson: JHUD review a thrilling voice with a workaday backing

For her third album Jennifer Hudsons voice is a thrilling thing set in a workaday, loosely 70s-inspired urban blot of backing.

Professor Green – Growing Up In Public

Professor Green has had a rough time of it lately, and he’s here to tell you all about it.

Fofoulah - Fofoulah

Fofoulah is a London-based group featuring members of JuJu, Robert Plant's Sensational Space Shifters, and Red Snapper. Propulsive Gambian mbalax rhythms mix with wonderful voices, dub bass lines, sci-fi keyboards and floating guitars. An astonishing debu

Tricky: Adrian Thaws review back to his quietly menacing best

You never know what to expect from Tricky, whose oeuvre ranges from ghastly (Angels With Dirty Faces) to groundbreaking (Maxinquaye) by way of several so-so affairs.