Joe Osborne

MIXTAPE CON ALMA 32: Kaleema

By 01 June, 2021

Kaleema is Heidi Lewandowski-a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and singer from Buenos Aires who’s planted herself deep in Latin America’s dank, dazzling downtempo scene. Since 2017’s acclaimed debut album Nomada, a hypnotic whirr of contemporary electronics and organic instrumentation,... Read Article

Brazilian Wax #8

By 19 May, 2021

After a pause, the Brazilian Wax round-up is back – but in a different guise. Reeling in the garrulousness for your sake and mine, this new lissom and well-built round-up still focusses on the very best music from... Read Article

Brazilian Wax #7

By 07 April, 2021

This month’s collection of fifteen contemporary Brazilian releases has been compiled from an almighty pool of potential albums; March and early April has proved phenomenally fertile soil. From pioneering dub to uproarious rock, angular funk and Eastern electronics,... Read Article

Brazilian Wax #6

By 03 March, 2021

Making up for Carnaval’s cancelling, this February has seen some stellar releases from Brazil. Many on this list maintain the effervescent élan of that midsummer celebration, while even more re-frame and re-invent Brazilian cultural tradition in vivid ways.... Read Article

MIXTAPE CON ALMA 22: j yettram

By 15 February, 2021

This morning’s bleary-eyed Con Alma Mixtape was hastily assembled between eight and ten o’clock, today. Following a drop-out, I thought I’d fill in, assembling a patchwork of possiblys and potentiallys that had made their way into my music... Read Article

Brazilian Wax #5

By 27 January, 2021

January’s a slow month for music at the best of times – and these, most certainly are not those. In the UK, indulging in the self-deceiving ceremony of resolutions and better tomorrows, we hauled ourselves across the line... Read Article