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 »

POSTED July 29, 2011 12:15PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

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 »

POSTED June 23, 2011 1:28PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (2) TAGS: ,

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 »

POSTED February 23, 2011 3:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

What Will Bjork and Omar Souleyman’s Album Sound Like?

The kind voices on NPR have spent a lot of time discussing Omar Suleiman in the last month. He’s the man Hosni Mubarak chose to serve as the Vice President of Egypt in January, and … read more »

POSTED February 18, 2011 3:30PM IN MUSIC NEWS, MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

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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Benjai, “Wine To The Side” MP3

All over the world right now multi-generational shops of women are ordering feathers, sequins and spandex from China, preparing costumes for Karnaval/Carnaval/Carnival cruising season. In those sewing rooms they’re probably setting stitching pace against the … 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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