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Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa featuring Natacha Atlas & Jaques Morelenbaum: Eros

Read "Eros" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While the connection between Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu was established back in 2006, their partnership truly blossomed with Alma (Ota Music, 2012), a beauty of an album with a soft sell approach. That record--quite possibly the most moving item in either man's discography--prioritized heart over all else, and this follow-up date ...

Natacha Atlas: A Myriad of Possibilities

Read "Natacha Atlas: A Myriad of Possibilities" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Belgian singer Natacha Atlas' music sits on the brink between two cultures: Western and Eastern. She uses this meeting of sounds to create something unique that takes the best from both worlds. Atlas began her career with Transglobal Underground, a world music and electronic dance fusion act with whom she recorded four albums. The group's unorthodox ...

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Eyebrow: Garden City

Read "Garden City" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Mention the idea of the “garden city" to the good people of Britain and the likeliest (polite) response will be “Welwyn" or perhaps “Letchworth." Bristol, home to Eyebrow, isn't such a settlement but Garden City is the name the duo has given to its fourth album release.

Pete Judge and Paul Wigens formed Eyebrow ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Six Degrees Records Announces New Album by David Starfire: "Ascend"

David Starfire’s new album, Ascend, is his most “live” project to date. Starfire’s previous efforts for Six Degrees – the five-track EP Bombay Beatz and debut full-length Bollyhood Bass – were predominantly his own doing. Ascend is more of a collaborative effort, bringing in more live musicians instead of relying on loops and samples. Ascend takes ...

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Natacha Atlas: "Mounqaliba – Rising: The Remixes" Out September 27

Mounqaliba—Rising: The Remixes Out September 27

After two highly acclaimed string driven, predominantly acoustic projects, Natacha Atlas returns to the Global Dance-floor with the Mounqaliba Remixes. Globally celebrated singer Natacha Atlas' latest release Mounqaliba was a decidedly acoustic affair, recorded with a 20-piece Turkish ensemble and a chamber orchestra & integrating western and Arabic styles. Mounqaliba ...

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Natacha Atlas: Mounqaliba

Read "Mounqaliba" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Vocalist Natacha Atlas seems to embody the modern musical millennia: She was born in Brussels and raised in one of its Moroccan suburbs; her compositions and singing reach into and crisscross storied European and Arabic musical traditions. Primarily co-written and performed with multi-instrumentalist Samy Bishai along with pianist Zoe Rahman, a chamber orchestra and 20-piece Turkish ...

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Dance Music Icon Banco de Gaia to Release New Music February 8

Banco de Gaia, Songs From The Silk Road (Disco Gecko)
Best of Founding Father of Eclectic Electronica
Release: 02/08/2011

Persian strings and prog rock. Tibetan songs and ecstatic house. Welcome to the strange, wonderful world of DJ/remixer/dance music maestro Banco de Gaia (aka Toby Marks) whose work sprang from the hopeful exuberance ...

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Six Degrees Presents Natacha Atlas: "Mounqaliba," Out September 21

Six Degrees Presents Natacha Atlas: "Mounqaliba," Out September 21

Globally celebrated singer Natacha Atlas has been building towards the subtle beauty of her brand new album ever since 2008's internationally acclaimed acoustic, orchestral album Ana Hina. Recorded with guests including pianist Zoe Rahman, a 20-piece Turkish ensemble and a chamber orchestra integrating western and Arabic styles, Mounqaliba (which means being in a state of reversal' ...