Brooklyn Vegan PREMIERE: Spanglish Fly prep new single “New York Rules” ft. Joe Bataan (watch the video)

NYC’s latin Boogaloo group Spanglish Fly have a new 7″ single, “New York Rules,” which features lead vocals from latin soul legend Joe Bataan. Like his famous song “Subway Joe,” here he’s talking about riding the B Train — and getting stuck between stations — with “Bario ladies, the punks from Bay Ridge / the Bushwick babies and […]


Chancha Vía Circuito and the story of electronic cumbia Almost 15 years on from the first experiments with digital cumbia, the genre’s architect reflects on the past, present and future of electrified folklore in Latin America. A little over a decade ago, Pedro Canale was just an eager kid running the merch table at his […]

The New York Times Feature – Jonathan Goldman of Spanglish Fly

SUNDAY ROUTINE How Jonathan Goldman, Professor and Musician, Spends His Sundays Jonathan Goldman, center, on the trumpet, often has gigs on Saturday nights with his band, Spanglish Fly. So if he gets the chance to sleep in on Sundays, he takes it.CreditJoe Carrotta for The New York Times By Shivani Vora April 27, 2018 By […]

COMPLEX PREMIERE: Brownout – ‘Fear of a Brown Planet’ Mixtape

Premiere: DJ Eclipse and Brownout Pay Tribute to Public Enemy With ‘Fear of a Brown Planet’ Mixtape  On the 28th anniversary of Public Enemy’s seminal 1990 album Fear of a Black Planet, the Austin-based band Brownout (best known for their popular Black Sabbath tribute albums) has decided to pay homage to the rap classic by announcing their […]

Wall Street Journal Feature – ‘Sweet As Broken Dates’

Largely ignored by audiences outside its borders, the popular music of Somalia in the 1970s and ’80s was informed in part by culture-quaking politics: the establishment in 1969 of the Somali Democratic Republic led by President Mohamed Siad Barre and a socialist system that supported the arts but also promoted nationalism, curtailed freedoms, often violently, and […]

NPR Fresh Air Review – Synthesize The Soul

MUSIC REVIEWS ‘Synthesize The Soul’ Offers A Perfectly Paced Dance Party A new collection presents synthesizer dance music from the Cape Verde islands in the ’70s and ’80s. Critic Milo Miles says the music on Synthesize The Soul will sweeps you up with energy and rhythm. (Read More >>)

WBEZ Chicago Review: The Right Now “Starlight”

In the wake of platinum superstar Adele (and Amy Winehouse before her), pop music has had no shortage of soulful divas with big backing bands attempting to bring the brash, bold sounds of the early ’60s into the new millennium, but few have done it as convincingly as the seven-piece Chicago group the Right Now. […]