Friday, 20 May 2011

Kawethei Sisters

i keep coming back to this band as i trawl through Youtube. its becoming a daily thing for me to hit these videos up now and its about time i shared them.

There really doesn't seem to be a lot of female-fronted music coming out of Kenya - please feel free to correct me, i'd love to hear more - and i find it pretty refreshing to hear music i love with something a bit different about it.

Anyway, Kawethei Sisters are Kamba music just like our boys Nguuni Lovers Lovers - full of endlessly bouncy cowbells, sweet vocals, relentless kick drums and the usual spiraling Kamba guitars. How great is it to hear women fronting this kind of music?

Get real and get down, for real.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Listen to my Guardian podcast and the soundcloud set.

I did an interview for the Guardian Music podcast, and a little compilation of tracks which i whacked into a soundcloud set.

You can use your ears to hug those very sounds in this handy little embedded player. Futuristic shit gwannin.

Guardian Playlist by Dream Beach Records


It has been a long while since i last updated the blog, and that has filled me with guilt and regret - but all of that is about to change.

So allow me to usher in this new era of DBR blogging by finally announcing the first ever Dream Beach release.

It has taken a lot of time, and a lot of work, but finally our first 7" is here.

A double A-Side of super infectious, heart-racingly fast Kamba guitar pop - Nguuni Lovers Lovers with Cheza Ngoma/Beth Kathini.

listen to the tracks, and buy the 7" here:

How amazing is that?! I can't even begin to describe how happy and excited i am about this. Really hope you all enjoy it.