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Hackney Globe Trotter

In his weekly show on SOAS Radio, Russ Jones plays a world beat mix up, covering everything from Cumbia to Soukous, gypsy , latin hip hop, reggaeton, dubstep, raverton, afro beats, vintage classics and beyond.

New music from the Hackney Globetrotter!

1. Pressure I feat. Yay Alexander & Benjamin Zephaniah / The Sea. Red String Riddim EP. True Thoughts Records

2. Nothing Can Stop Us (Radio edit) Soothsayers

3. Bata Boy (Wrongtom Remix) / Lakuta . Bata Boy. True Thoughts Records

4. Presente Grego, Arthur Verocia. Mr Bongo Records

5. Black Bandit / Nu Art Quartet, Peace Chant Vol. 1.

6. Gojira , Flamingods, Majesty. Soundway Records

7. Cacao / Family Atlantica, Cosmic Unity. Soundway Records

Brandnew music from HGT!


1. Louis, Louis / Friar Tuck and His Psychedelic Guitar, DJ Format's Psych Out, BBE Records

2. The Rain / Eddie Gale, Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music, Blue Note Records

3. A Life Worth Living feat. U-Roy & Alice Russell (Radio Edit) / Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno, A Life Worth Living

4. Still Want More feat. Joe Burns / The Sea

5. Killing Me (feat. Dry Guy & Eddie Zonic) [Subculture Sounds Remix] / Shadow, Killing Me - EP. Dusty Artz

What a privilege to present a radio show when there is so much great new music out there. Today’s outing travels from Brazil to Australia, Cape Verde, SA, USA, UK, Cuba and beyond via psychedelia, rock, soul, jazz, rhumba and more…….Love it.

1. Tell Me feat. A-K Kaappola, Dalindèo, Slavic Souls

2. A Mulher do fim do mundo (radio edit MP3), ELZA SOARES, Maid Um Discos

3. Can't Nobody Get Down (Radio Edit), Hot 8 Brass Band, Tru Thoughts Records

4. Rye Lane Shuffle, MOSES BOYD,

5. Baldonero, Fumaça Preta, Impuros Fanáticos, Soundway Records


1. False Paradise, Starcrost,

2. Africa Calling (feat. Preachermann, Tata Din Din & the Antib, Holy Forest

3. Killing Me (feat. Dry Guy & Eddie Zonic) [Subculture Sounds Remix], Shadow, Killing Me - EP

4. Play Mass, Sons Of Kemet, Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do, Naim Recordings

5. Migajas, Fumaça Preta, Impuros Fanáticos, Soundway Recordings

6. Coco Lunar, Naná Vasconcelos, 4 Elementos. Farout Recordings

7. Abram Alas, TiãoDuá, Radio Mandinga, Bandcamp

With special guest in the house - Brazilian DJ & producer Maga Bo!

Chapa Coco - Neguedmundo
Coco de Nosso Senhor - Radiola Serra Alta
Rap na Palma da Mão - Gaspar Z'África Brasil
Rosa da Matinha - ChicoCorrea e Totonho
Carimbó Remix - DJ Mangaio e Coletivo di Tambor
Mexe Mexe - Terrakota Ft Beat Laden
Aguacero - Captain Planet & Chico Mann
Machacon - Lagartijeando
xote natural feat. Flavia Coelho - Sociedade Recreativa
Ipajé - sociedade recreativa
F*da P*rra feat. Knalha - ATTOOXXA


1. Your Light, Aina, Aloha Got Soul, Strut Records

2. Maye Omama, Ebo Taylor, Mr Bongo

3. Switch, Chris McGregor, African Sound, Jazzman Records

4. I put a spell on you (feat. Iulian Canaf), Fanfare Ciocarlia, Onwards to Mars, Asphalt Tango Records

5. Maye Omama, Ebo Taylor, My Love and Music, Mr Bongo Records

6. Ain't Gonna Give It Up, Charles Bradley, Changes. Daptone Records

7. Slavic Souls, Dalindèo, BBE Records

8. Oriza, Bio Ritmo,

9. On the line, sidestepper, supernatural love, Real World Records

Hackney Globe Trotter goes psych with a little bit of dub , Ethiopian, latin and funk thrown in for good measure. By chance the outcome is also that Now and Again records is the featured label.

1. Money Money (Andrés Digital Dubby Cumbia Remix), Horace Andy

2. The Boss (Pecoe Edit), James Brown

3. Curura (Andrés Digital Remix), Toto la Momposina, Sonidero Tropical

4. Tiger, Sons Of Kemet, Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do,

5. Get Ready VIP Dub, Congo Natty, Jungle Revolution in Dub. Big dadda Records

1. There Must Be a Better Way, Friday Saturday & Sunday, Henry Stone's Miami Sound - The Record Man's Finest 45s, Various Artists.

2. Alat Fanni (My Musical Instrument), Othman Al Shafe’ei, The Lost 45s of Sudan (ShellacHead Annual 2015), ShellacHead, Bandcamp

3. Will Magid, Irfan (Feat. Paul Bertin) ,

4. Dunia Dela Da'a (feat. Ana’abugre), The Polyversal Souls, Invisible Joy.

5. Maracatu Dirty, B.Réu, Kafundó Vol. 1; Electronic Roots from N/E Brazil

6. El diablito, Jack Costanzo, Mr Bongo, Various Artists.

Hackney Globe Trotter radio show 178. From Macedonia and former Yugosalvia to Rajasthan, Thailand, Ethiopia, Colombia, Senegal and beyond.

1. Macedonia, Dusko Goykovich, Swinging Macedonia

2. Viva Marvillas, Senegal 70 - Sonic Gem & Unreleased Recordings, Analoug Africa Records

3. Kule - Berhe Raza, Paradise Bangkok, Out of Addis

4. Helwa Eyounik (Your Eyes are Beautiful), Abu Araki Al Bekhet, The Lost 45s of Sudan (ShellacHead Annual 2015). Band camp

Hackney Globe Trotter Radio show 184 . Live and podcast via

Vintage to bangers, Hackney to Hawaii , its great music from around the world.

1. Born, Never Asked , Laurie Anderson, Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology.

2. Scion, United Vibrations, The Myth of the Golden Ratio Album, Ubiquity Records

3. Viva Marvillas, King N´gom, Senegal 70 - Sonic Gems & Previously Unreleased Recordings From The 70’s. Analog Africa Records

1. A Child's Love (Fast) - Bonus Track, Johnny Hammond, Gears (1975) - 2015 ACE-records Reissue W. 6 Bonus Tracks.

2. I Know Your Feeling, Fela Ransome Kuti and the Koola Lobitos, Fela Ransome Kuti Plays with the Koola Lobitos. Knitting Factory Records


4. Pedro Simon (Dosmelo Edit), Orquesta Colon,

5. Coco de Nosso Senhor, Radiola Serra Alta, Kafundó Vol. 1; Electronic Roots from N/E Brazil.

6. Al Zman Saib, Fadoul, Al Zman Saib.

1. La Tiq Tiq Latiq, Fadoul, Al Zman Saib.

2. Kalaidon, Den Sorte Skole, Indians & Cowboys, Bandcamp

3. Goin' In (feat. Afrika Baby Bam), The Polyversal Souls, Invisible Joy, Glitterbeat Records

4. Scion, United Vibrations, The Myth of the Golden Ratio Album.

5. Africa, Orchestre G.M.I, Senegal 70 - Sonic Gems & Previously Unreleased Recordings From The 70’s, Analogue Africa

6. Ta Lassa (Hide & Smile Edit), Interntional Soleil Band , Soundway Records

7. The Sticks, The Budos Band, Burnt Offering, Truth and Soul Records

1. EL ZAPATON , LOS GOLDEN BOYS, Big Box of Afrosound, Vampi Soul Records

2. Friends From Rio - Anthemia (Tahira Remix), Farout Recordings.

3. DEPTH DROP, AMJ vs RSD , Astar Records

4. Invisible Joy, The Polyversal Souls, Invisible Joy, Philiphon Records

5. In the Castle of My Skin, Sons Of Kemet, Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do.

6. Kingdom Of D´mt, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Now and Again Records

7. Who Knows (feat. Chronixx), Protoje, Ancient Future,

Hackney Globe Trotter Radio show 176. As Rodigan would say ‘Deep and Heavy’ and a bit ethereal too. From Ethiopian jazz to Cuban ballads with some drum n bass, UK garage, South African Shangan electro, lost Ghanian funk, Kenyan trance and a whole lot more. An international out of this world mixed bag of cultural delights.

1. The Silence That You Keep, Milton Wright, Henry Stone's Miami Sound - The Record Man's Finest 45s. Athens of the North Records

2. Top Level Dub, Dennis Bovell, Dub 4 Daze, Glitterbeat Records

3. Solar Eclipse, Black Flower, Abyssinia Afterlife,

4. Into the Fog, The Budos Band, Burnt Offering, Truth and Soul Records

5. Humani, Den Sorte Skole, Indians & Cowboys,

6. Camels Of Blue, Brooklyn Gypsies, Sin Fronteras, Wonderwheel Records

7. Mma Ama Mbo, Mary Afi Usuah, Ekpenyong Abasi. Voodoo Funk Records

8. Ware Wa, The Souljazz Orchestra, Resistance. Strut Records

9. Zebrabeat , Zebrabeat Afro-Amazônia Orquestra, Amplificador: Novíssima Música Brasileira, The Brazilian 10’s Generation. Farout Recordings

10. Mangala Special (Uproot Andy RMX), Kabaka International Guitar Band, Worldwide Ting Vol. 1,

11. Sax con ritmo (feat. Eddie Cano), Jack Costanzo, Jazzman Records

12. Descarga Cuantica, Quantic, Turntables on the Hudson Vol. 10 Uptown Downtown, Wonderwheel Records

13. Chocolate, La Gallera Social Club, New Sounds of Venezuela (Free EP), Movimientos Records.

14. La Pantalla, Bareto, World Village Records

15. Fly Away, Abraham Battat, Praise Poems, Vol. 2. Tramp Records

UK to USA via Ghana, Glasgow, Peru, Chille, Brazil, Ethiopia, Berlin and beyond. International future music.

1. East, Billy Paul, Going East,

2. S.M.T.W.T.F.S.S Blues, Sahib Shihab, Jazz Shihab 1957.

3. Rhapsody in Berlin Part 1 and 2, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids,

4. Alegntaye (Grant Phabao remix), AKALE WUBE feat GENET ASEFA,

5. A-WA, Habib-Galbi

6. For The Love feat. Amy True, Ghost Writerz, For The Love / Wind Up Your Waist. True Thoughts

7. La Caleña, Bituaya, New Sounds of Venezuela (Free EP), Movimientos Records

'Strange worlds' to quote Sun Ra and we have two tracks from his new compilation on Strut recordings plus music from all over this world we call planet earth. Tracks from Australia, Cuba, Canada, Brazil, Ethiopia and Senegal to name a few.

1. Strange Worlds (Live In France), Sun Ra And His Arkestra, To Those Of Earth... And Other Worlds, Strut Recordings

2. Afalago, Amara Touré, Analog Africa No.18, Analog Africa

3. The River, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Quarters

4. All Hell Is Breaking Loose (Gentlemen's Dub Club Remix) London Elektricity

Possibly the last show Hackney Globe Trotter show of the summer so going out on a bang.

Music from Hawaii, Brazil, Nigera, NY, Canada, Ivory Coast and back to blighty to name a few.

Hackney Globetrotter Radio show 171. From Highlife on the move to to twenty years of FaroutRecordings. Brand new dub business from DJ Die and The Sea and a great new dancehall banger from Face-T straight outta CaNADa plus music from Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, NY, UK and more.

1. Eska, Shades of Blue - Single, Naim Recordings

2. Money Money, The Quavers, Highlife On The Move - Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings From London & Lagos - 1954-66, Soundway Records

3. Brazymuth, Azymuth, Brazilika 20 years of Farout Recordings

Big selection from Hackney to the world. Absolutely loving the new Eska track ‘Shades of Blue’ it deserves to be world wide hit. Hard Work from Damian Marley is up there with his best, the new Pat Thomas album is killer , classic african music at its best. Songhoy Blues are taking the world by storm and featured here and we are loving the new remix for Yaaba Funk by Richard Olatunde.

Hackney Globe Trotter Radio show 169. Sunshine music for a sunshine day. From glorious London to Peru, Colombia, Mali, Ghana, JA, France, Cambodia and beyond. #StraightouttaClapton (Hackney) to the world.

Today we take in Cambodia for some 60’s beat music SE asian style. New dancehall from Quantic via Colombia, UK and JA. A preview track from the forthcoming album from the mighty Sidestepper. Retro Nigerian high-life from Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7. Brand new Senegalese music from Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba of their forthcoming album, Ba Power and whole load more latino , tropical and world beats.

HGT radio show 167. The sounds of coffee. This year for the second time around Russ Jones is hosting the live music stage for the London Coffee festival from April 30th - May 3rd. The music this time around represents the coffee producing countries of Peru, Ethiopia and Jamacia and do the tracks of this show. From Chica to jazz to mento, rocksteady and reggae these countries are musically very rich as well producing a great coffee bean.


1. El Zambito Rumbero, Manzanita y su Conjunto, Peru Maravilloso, Tiger Milk Records

From Cumbia to Afro-pop circa 1990 it is all in the bag. We travel to Ghana, Bristol, LA, Brighton, Jamaica, Bolivia, USA and beyond and it is always a pleasure.

A really wild and out there mix up selection for this week’s show. From Arabic hip-hop to the original version of Masquenade circa 1958 plus music from Brazil, Mali, Argentina, Romania and whole lot more.


From the rain forest to the city taking in Buenos Aires, Poland, Uk, Jamaica, Mali, Brighton, Mexico and more.

New music from Wumi via Nigeria and New York, from Bjork via Iceland, Orlando Julius and Ghana, Juaneco Y Su Combo and Peru and Can and Germany, Fruko and Colombia and more to give you a taster of countries and artist on todays world musical tour.

HGT radio show 161.
Celebrating beatuiful music from all quarters. Taking in Ethiopia, Brazil, the Americas, South Africa, United Kingdom, Spain and beyond. Funky, beats, afro and latino all in the mix.

Hackney Globe Trotter 160

Your weekly dose of musical bangers from around the world, via our source in Hackney.