Music From Saharan Cellphones

In 2010, a compilation of music from Saharan mobile phones was complied on tape. The oftentimes unlabelled tracks included were a collection of popular music doing the rounds on memory cards of mobile phones and shared via bluetooth. In 2011, the artists were tracked down and the collection was released commercially 50% going directly to the artists. The album is also available on Spotify.

TV Review: Rhythm + Flow

This week I started watching Rhythm + Flow. It's like a Rap X-Factor, where contestants compete for a prize of $250,000, supervised by Chance The Rapper, Cardi B and T.I. I lost interest in these type of competition shows years ago but I decided to give this a look because the production quality is high and I was interested to see how rap and hip-hop content would be delivered and judged, because I know very little about it.

Ali Spagnola

This week I discovered the amazing Ali Spagnola on YouTube. Among other wacky pursuits, Ali recreates popular songs in the style of a different popular music artists, from scratch! Plus she is abosultely mental, in the best way :-)Check out her mashup of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in the style of Billie Eilish!

Richard Dawson - Jogging

Newcastle legend Richard Dawson is back with the first single Jogging from his upcoming new album 2020. With this fantastic track (and great video), Richard once again reaches deep into your core, grabs your emotions and gives them a bit of a shake in a tough love sort of way, before giving your heart a hug and a pat on the back to send you on your way. Amazing.


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