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With an eight-page special by Byron Coley on Michael Hurley, including rare photos and artwork, and a piece about the sixties trajectory of John Coltrane, amongst other lovely stuff.

Kafka’s story Josephine The Singer as an A1 poster, folded down to A5… to herald a new magazine about politics and music (from Detroit techno to free jazz). So far so good.

The first Proto Murk in a tiny re-print! In full colour throughout twelve full-page portraits and two gatefold terrors. Gorgeous, dripping, sick.

Comic drawn by ZC; story co-written with Baron Mordant of Mordant Music.
Full-colour cover, A5, twenty-four pages, black-and-white on straw-coloured recycled paper.

A text and image reflection on the Rumble In The Jungle boxing-match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman held in Kinshasa in 1974.

‘On a winter’s day in 1974, a group of musicians led by Abdullah Ibrahim entered a recording studio in the heart of Cape Town…’

SA special, with kwaito, chimurenga, jive and jazz; also Bilal, Colombian soundsystems, Juke and the rest.

Mandrill in the house, along with DJ Andy Smith, Eddie Cheba, James Brown flyers, Marcos Valle, Nicole Willis, Leroy Burgess, Kenton Nix, Joe Sample and more.

Betty Davis, Joao Donato, Ornette, Phaoahe Monch, Marva Whitney, Steve Reid…

Mingering Mike, Eddie Fisher, Randy Muller, Scientist, Antibalas…
A few back issues available again briefly.

Wonderful photo essays (early hiphop, reggae, Brazilians, New Orleans); Miles’ funk sidekicks interviewed, Max Roach, Beasties…

The Equals, The Dirtbombs, Turkish Rock, Black Merda, Dave Bartholomew, Elvis…

Shuggie Otis, MF Doom, Grant Green, Patrick Adams, Slick Rick, Os Mutantes…

Sly Stone, Alton Ellis, Ahmad Jamal, Arabian Prince and Egyptian Lover, Jimmy Cliff…

The Philly Issue, with Vince Montana, Gamble and Huff, Teddy Pendergrass, The Stylistics, First Choice, and others, including Jneiro Jarel, the Pop Art label, Questlove and Odean Pope.

The Superfly issue! A 1996 Curtis interview, with contributions from Phil Upchurch and Johnny Pate; behind-the-scenes with Spike Lee; cartoonist Robert Bakshi; and Pimp author Iceberg Slim.

The Jazz issue, with features on Horace Tapscott’s great rambling project in Watts and Creed Taylor’s radical, spectacular, flash-harry CTI.

Roger Troutman, Booker T. Jones, El Michels, Byron Lee, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Joe Cuba, Lord Finesse…

Fela, Tony Allen, Baobab, the Rail Band, Poly Rhythmo, Pax Nicholas…

Sugarfoot, Smokey, Tribe, Joe Cuba, the Atlantic engineer Gene Paul, Johnny Lytle, Tortoise…

The hip hop issue: KRS-1, Ice T, Supreme, DJ Disco Wiz, EPMD, Peanut Butter Wolf….

The rhythm and blues issue: Barry White, Gil Scott-Heron, D’Angelo, Bilal, Kings Go Forth and co.

War, Johnny Colon, Syl Johnson, The Budos Band, Al Kooper, Claus Ogerman…

Jazz: George Benson, George Duke, Billy Cobham, Norman Connors, Tom Browne, Bernard Wright, Don Blackman, Lenny White, Marcus Miller, Weldon Irvine, Phil Cohran.

Earth, Wind And Fire, Ramsey Lewis, Lamont Dozier, Bobby Womack, Roy C, Billy Ocean, Solomon Burke…

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