SPIN: ‘Calentura: Global Bassment’ Gets Jacked-Up Low-End From Bass Producers

Fania Records has partnered with global-focused bass DJ crew Calentura for a compilation of remixed tracks from the Latin label’s iconic catalog. Calentura: Global Bassment, out on March 11, is a searing collection of blown-out low-end reworks by the likes of Major Lazer’s Jillionaire, Los Angeles electronic futurists Nguzunguzu, and Uproot Andy, co-founder of tropical New York City party-starters […]

WSJ Spring Arts Preview: Habib Koité & Vusi Mahlasela

Habib Koité & Vusi Mahlasela The Metropolitan Museum of Art April 13 metmuseum.org Two of Afropop’s giants join forces. Mali-based singer-guitarist Habib Koité, who hails from a family of griots, or traveling troubadours, is renowned for his happy, hypnotic mix of traditional and contemporary sounds. In this acoustic concert, he teams up with South African […]

KUTX: In Studio Session

Texas musician, John Wesley Coleman has his hands in just about every genre of music. From country, psychedelic, to punk, Coleman has established himself as musical chameleon. Coleman got his start in Irving, Texas where he began playing music at a young age. Forming his music around storytelling and surreal guitar playing Coleman builds a dynamic sound […]