Ghetto Palms: Catching Up with The Very Best + “Yalira (Douster Remix)” MP3

Time flies. It seems like, not yesterday, but definitely not four years ago, that I found myself sharing some sort of faux-Arabic pizza device with Johan Hugo and Etienne Tron of Radioclit, the three of … read more »



Ghetto Palms: Chief Boima x Okayafrica

EARTH PEOPLE. You may recall I used to do a weekly column round here titled Ghetto Palms. But lately, Ghetto Palms has been on a bit of a tropical vacation, while I’ve been chasing the … read more »

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Ghetto Palms 135: Murlo, TVOTR x XXXChange, Hungry Dawg Riddim

Since the last time we spoke, radiation from Japan blew over the Caribbean and Bunji Garlin cut off his dreads. Dutty Artz dropped this excellent LP from Atropolis and Diplo got simultaneously vilified in hardstyle … read more »

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Ghetto Palms 134: Natalie Storm / Beenie Man / Bottle Party Riddim

Let’s see, things of interest: I traveled to Puerto Rico while most of the music industry world was in Texas last week. Meanwhile Ghetto Palms guest selectors Jillionaire and Walshy Fire are gearing up for … read more »

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Ghetto Palms 133: Akwaaba / AfroGospel / Jahdan x SoShifty

Where to start with this one? The vertebrae that make up the spinal column of this blend are a couple of 21st century African gospel/spiritual tracks that will probably need a little contextualization for most … read more »

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Ghetto Palms 132: Petrona Martinez / Maria Mulata / D’Angel / Rayvon

So after teasing a vocal intro from Geko Jones’ Maria Mulata refix into my bacchanal blend last week, I decided to just say fuck it and go full on dancehall bullerengue this week. To my … read more »

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GP 131: Super Cat x Hardhouse Banton / Maximus Dan x So Shifty / Ragga / Trinitech

Where to start—Libya in turmoil, revolution spreading like a virus from North Africa to Real Africa (and not sure whether its worse when they report it that way or when they just don’t report it). … read more »

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GP 130: Pinchers / Vybz Kartel / Schlachthofbronx / Moombahton

A little bit of singjaying, a little of nasty bass, a little bit of Vybz Kartel over a francophone club track. These are a few of my favorite things, the puppy dog tails that Ghetto … read more »

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GP 129: Dingolay / Onyenze / Ramajay / Tigerstyle / Zuzuka Poderosa

This edition of Ghetto Palms ended up being kind of a greatest misses for 2010—the only thing the beats really have in common being that I’m kicking myself for not including them in an earlier … read more »

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GP 128: Egypt / Mutamassik / MIA / RajStar / 3Ball / 3/4 Revolution

Had serious problems focusing on music discovery and column-writing in the last 2 days, distracted as I was by a two-year old with bird flu (ok, not really but a two-year old with any flu … read more »

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