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Brass Funkeys: Rabble Rouser

Read "Rabble Rouser" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The 8-piece Brass Funkeys might draw on the traditions of New Orleans marching bands, but the group, which formed in 2011, is based in London and takes much of its inspiration from contemporary musics. This combination of second line, R&B, hip-hop and the rest is enticing: Rabble Rouser is a fine collection of originals and covers ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Gorillaz: Singles Collection

WORLD'S MOST SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL BAND READIES 15-TRACK SINGLES SET Gorillaz have confirmed that after constant in-band fighting, several kidnappings, major mental breakdowns, jail sentences, bankruptcy and some really bad outfits, the world's most successful virtual band will release a new singles collection next month, celebrating Gorillaz' singles, videos and remixes from 2001 to 2011. The 15-track set: The Singles ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Late Mali Guitarist Lobi Traoré on Live Recordings

We first met the legendary African singer/guitarist Lobi Traoré in one of the many dimly lit, grimy nightclubs of Bamako in Mali. Considered one of Mali's most exciting, original, and enigmatic guitarists, he immediately made an impact. His overdriven amp, ungrounded fuzzbox pedal and the occasional blast of feedback made for a raw electric blues soundscape ...