• All Scream For Michael

    By Chris Wells on September 7, 2017
    September 29 will see Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson, release Scream, a collection of the artist’s all-time most danceable tracks, including Ghosts, Torture, Thriller and Dirty Diana. Additionally Scream includes a newly created bonus track, Blood On the Dance Floor X Dangerous, a high-energy five-song mash-up from acclaimed remixer The White Panda. Fans are already […]
  • Ne-Yo UK Dates

    By Chris Wells on September 3, 2017
    Just ahead of his new album – Good Man will be his seventh release – the man named Ne-Yo is to play a run of shows across the UK. Catch the vibe at: O2 Apollo, Manchester [Sept 13]; Barrowland Glasgow [14]; Arena MK Milton Keynes 16]; The Brighton Centre Brighton [17]; O2 Academy Brixton [20]; Colston Hall Bristol [21]; Bournemouth […]
  • Revolution For Zephaniah

    By Chris Wells on August 2, 2017
    September 1 sees the release of a brand new album from internationally revered poet, writer and socio-political commentator Benjamin Zephaniah. Entitled Revolutionary Minds, the new set arrives during a series of live shows at festivals and venues throughout the UK. Zephaniah is, of course, strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls ‘street politics’. His […]
  • Horace Andy Live In Brighton

    By Chris Wells on July 24, 2017
    HORACE ANDY [KOMEDIA, BRIGHTON, JULY 19] The Komedia on Gardner Street is in the centre of Brighton, just a few minutes from the seafront, train station and main shopping areas, including The Lanes and North Laines. It’s the perfect location for a music venue, although Komedia also houses a cinema and sidewalk café, as well as several performance rooms. Downstairs […]
  • Jamaica House At O2

    By Chris Wells on July 13, 2017
    Commemorating Usain Bolt’s last competitive races at the IAAF games, promoter Robomagic is hosting Jamaica House 2017 at London’s Indigo O2 between Aug 5-13. Produced on behalf of the Jamaican Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the event will showcase Jamaican artists old and new, as well as UK artists of Jamaican descent, along with acts from far and […]
  • Film Review: Stockholm My Love

    By Chris Wells on June 19, 2017
    By Kevin Le Gendre Scene after scene of Neneh Cherry ghosting through the cityscapes of an iconic European city might well sound like an extended pop video. But nothing could be further from the truth in documentary maker Mark Cousins’ first stab at a major feature. Cherry does contribute to the soundtrack but what counts is her acting. This is the […]
  • Daughters Of The Dust

    By Chris Wells on June 19, 2017
    Beyoncé fans who are beloved of Lemonade would do well to get themselves along to an arthouse cinema to see the critically acclaimed 1991 movie that greatly influenced it, Daughters Of The Dust. Julie Dash’s story of the Gullah community, former slaves who uphold Yoruba traditions in South Carolina’s Sea islands, is an absolute visual feast, and is noted for […]
  • Salute Songwriters Comp Extends Deadline

    By Chris Wells on June 12, 2017
      The organisers of Salute Music Makers, the new songwriters talent online/TV competition, have extended the deadline for entries to July 14 in order to better accommodate the incoming rush of entries. What is Salute? Salute Music Makers is a brand new online talent search designed to locate our finest young, unsigned songwriters. It costs £20 per track to enter […]
  • Tottenham: Jazz Off The Beaten Track

    By Chris Wells on May 23, 2017
    There are still not enough venues in London to accommodate all of the capital’s jazz artists. While long established venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex, 606, Café Oto and Pizza Express, to name but some, are stalwart institutions, both musicians – and audiences, for that matter – need more options. While Soho and Dalston are recognized as places where […]
  • Soul Of A Nation

    By Chris Wells on May 12, 2017
    This summer Tate Modern will present Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power, a landmark exhibition exploring what it meant to be a black artist in the USA during the Civil Rights movement and at the birth of Black Power. Seeking also to explain that art’s purpose, it will additionally consider the art’s target audience and […]