Taken from their 2009 release 'Tell No Lies' - http://realworldrecords.com/catalogue/tell-no-lies
"Tell No Lies" is the new sound of Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara. The sound of a nation with no borders, a place that needs no passport, no visa. This is where the deep roots of African music nourish the raw electric groove of rock and roll, where Gnawa spirit rhythms come up against Chicago distortion, where snaky N'awlins rhythm has a West London howl, and a Sahel Wail.Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 17 April 2012 at 12:19pm
Track taken from their 2012 album 'Knee-Deep in the North Sea' - http://www.realworldrecords.com/catalogue/knee-deep-in-the-north-sea
In 2007 Portico Quartet moved from busking on the South Bank in London to a recording studio and, with the remains of the money from their student grants, created their first album, 'Knee Deep In The North Sea' (released on Babel/Vortex). This was a turning point for the band, the album attracted attention from DJs, bloggers and critics of every stripe, and was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize.Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 17 April 2012 at 11:47am
Track taken from their 2011 release 'In Trance' - http://www.realworldrecords.com/catalogue/in-trance
The new album In Trance was recorded live to capture the spirit of JuJu's ecstatic, trance-like performances on stage - channelling hypnotic rhythms from traditional Africa, leftfield jazz and the wilder end of rock.Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 17 April 2012 at 11:35am
Track taken from his 2011 album 'Foxlight' - http://realworldrecords.com/release/582/foxlight/
For his third solo album - Foxlight - the acclaimed singer Iarla O Lionaird delivers an impassioned and sublime set of personal songs, combining the twin urges to write more new material and yet also work with an intriguing set of collaborators. O Lionaird began writing new songs, secluding himself in his home studio on Herdman's Hill in remote Kilkenny. Joined by guitarist and producer, Leo Abrahams, the album took shape as O Lionaird and Abrahams split their time between rural Ireland and Abrahams' own studio in Bow, East London.Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 17 April 2012 at 11:29am
Track taken from Aurelio's 2011 release 'Laru Beya' - http://www.realworldrecords.com/catalogue/laru-beya
Encouraged by a songwriter mother with a gorgeous voice and by his widely admired local troubadour father, the young Aurelio made his own guitars from cans and fishing line. Music and songs were the only entertainment in a place with no electricity and little contact with the outside world, and it is these songs that shaped him as an artist and inspired the pieces on Laru Beya.Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 17 April 2012 at 11:15am
Track taken from the 2012 album "Tande-La" - http://www.realworldrecords.com/catalogue/tande-la
The Creole Choir of Cuba are called 'Desandann' in their home country which means 'descendants' and with the songs on their forthcoming album 'Tande-La' (a title which translates as 'listen') they tell the stories of their Haitian ancestors who were brought to Cuba to work in near slave conditions on the sugar and coffee plantations.Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 17 April 2012 at 11:00am
From the 2010 album "Utopia" - http://www.realworldrecords.com/catalogue/utopia
Tom Kerstens is a major figure in the guitar world. He is highly regarded as a versatile performer on modern and period instruments and is an influential champion of the guitar in his roles as player, recording artist and artistic director. An acclaimed solo performer, Kerstens has also collaborated with many leading UK orchestras and ensembles, recently forming his own ensemble, G Plus, which is dedicated to performing especially commissioned new work.Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 17 April 2012 at 10:28am
Taken form their 2010 album "Admission".
"'Admission' carries classic, spine-tingling rock tunes, crowd-pleasing singalongs (as anyone who has seen the band live will agree!), intimate ballads, catchy pop melodies - showcasing their powerful song writing, passionate playing and attitude."Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 17 April 2012 at 10:17am
Real World Gold celebrates the rich and varied catalogue of the label with a series of reissues. We are highlighting some of the finest recordings on the label, now repackaged and available once again. This is an opportunity to rediscover some of the most inspirational and beautiful music on Real World Records.
Discover more about Real World Gold - http://realworldrecords.com/gold/Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 13 April 2012 at 11:55am
Taken from their 2010 release 'The Road To Damascus' -
The Road to Damascus begins in London, when Nick "Dubulah" Page and Syrian Qanun player, Abdullah Chhadeh, finally get around to starting a collaborative project discussed some years earlier... Nick, the half-Greek, half-English guitarist/bassist of Trans Global Underground and Temple of Sound, travelling producer for the likes of Mexican anarcho-punks Los de Abajo and the visionary behind the wildly acclaimed Dub Colossus. Abdullah, virtuoso musician, arabic composer and lyricist. Nick and Abdullah were soon augmented by the Irish double bass player, composer and MD Bernard O`Neill, who had worked with Abdullah prior to Syriana.Get more info, comment and listen to more audio 11 April 2012 at 2:52pm
Track taken from Peter's 2010 album 'Scratch My Back".
"Song writing is what drew me into music. The craft and the process of putting together a good song seemed both exciting and magical. I have also wanted to record some of my favourite songs for a long time. "