My favourite releases of 2014!

My favourite releases of 2014!

1. Somi – The Lagos Music Salon (Okeh)   I adore this stunning cross continent jazz – afrobeat – fusion record inspired by the city of Lagos. It is such a beautiful album; lyrically, sonically and musically. I will always treasure this...
Kind of Vibe Edition 6

Kind of Vibe Edition 6

Kind of Vibe Edition 6 This edition presents my wee reviews on the new albums from J-Hud and Emma Donovan, plus Bjork’s ‘Biophillia’ on the big screen! But firstly… ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From The Sidewalk to the Catwalk”...
Album Muse no 1#: Esther Phillips

Album Muse no 1#: Esther Phillips

My Queen. Why I love Esther Phillips. I first heard of Esther Phillips courtesy of my Dad’s record collection – he had some of her early 1950s rhythm and blues cuts on some compilations. Once I discovered her sixties and seventies catalogue however I was...
Kind of Vibe Edition 5

Kind of Vibe Edition 5

This month I’ve picked two striking new titles from across the globe to share with you: Somi’s The Lagos Music Salon and Zara McFarlane’s ‘If You Knew Her’. Being pretty flat out with my album release over the past month I...