Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie in 1980s South Africa
Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie in 1980s South Africa

Various Artists

Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie in 1980s South Africa

March 9, 2018

African Traditions

Excellent collection of synth-heavy African pop that is equally influenced by disco and boogie, while keeping a strong South African feel.

- Tim Sendra

Medicine Songs
Medicine Songs

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Medicine Songs

November 10, 2017

Political Folk

Buffy Sainte-Marie has been as much of an activist as a musician since she cut her first album in 1964, and 2017's Medicine Songs shows her music and her fervor remains strong and thoroughly up-to-date. Featuring two new songs along with revised and re-imagined salvos from her back catalog, this is the sound of a committed artist who refuses to go stale or stop fighting the good fight when it's needed.

- Mark Deming