The year's finest tracks, both mixed and unmixed.
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
If there's one thing Asheville, North Carolina, is good at exporting, it's sure-fire music talent — especially of the Afro-hippie variety. That town's got more dub, Afrobeat, and West African percussion acts fronted by Anglos than you can imagine. Interestingly, most of them are pretty good, but o ... More >>
I must confess that ever since The Good, The Bad and The Queen started making music around a year ago (you know, the cross Atlantic supergroup comprised of Damon Albarn from Blur, Simon Tong of the Verve, Afro-beat legend Tony Allen and Paul Simonon of the Clash) that I've been going back to my Clas ... More >>
From baaad Afro-rock to really good highlife, dig this Afro-pop