We at IDMW have made sure to provide you with a whole array of features in addition to our reviews. We have both recent artists interviews to keep you up to date, but also documents from back in the day for a better understanding. Regular portraits and tributes come in addition to this. Not to mention artist or label selected pieces of music (in our Spotlight section).
Editorials reports and DJ mixes complete our features section…
Uncle Sam introduced Soul Music to the world back at the end of the 50’s, but UK would soo n after give it its own interpretations a generation to another ripping the groove with Jazz, Funk or Jamaican influences… [Read More…]
Years may be goin’ on and on, I just can’t help keepin’on bein’ surprised whenever comin’ to hear people sayin’ it just came like that when speakin’ of their ongoin’ recognition, success, as if they’d got to it from a single click!!! I’d tend to think that either they come from another planet, either they don’t have a single clue as to what’s properly needed to reach a certain status… [Read More…]
Free man is the architect of his own future. However, could we ever think of any tomorrow without a today; of any today without a yesterday??? Basic principle of an evolution that would simply be inconceivable if ever disconnected from the collective memory… [Read More…]
Fela fused elements inherited from Soul, Funk and Jazz for his incantations over characteristic syncopated rhythm parts left to the own devices of drummer Tony Allen, And Afrobeat was born! [Read More…]
As a part of our ongoing tribute to Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Ransome Kuti, the reedition of this interview we managed to have with his son – Femi – back in September 2001 in Paris prior to the release of his ‘Fight To Win’ album on Barclay/Universal… [Read More…]
‘Finding Fela’, the soundtrack to Alex Gibney directed documentary of the name is out today! The ideal opener to our ongoing tribute to the artist, with a soon to come portrait of him by the likes of Joe Claussell, and a couple of interviews with his son (Femi Kuti), and his drummer (Tony Allen) with whom he gave birth to Afrobeat! [Read More…]