Oooh pretty. Yep, my favourite magazine is out, the long awaited South Africa special. It's not really a magazine, it's more like a beautiful collectors item coffee table book split in to issues you find yourself re-reading months later. This issue includes Bilal, DJ Spinn and Chicago Footworking, Black Coffee + Culoe De Song, BLK JKS meet Malombo, Sud Electronic, The Routes of South African Jazz, Araminta de Clermont, Busi Mhlongo, Chimurenga Magazine, Thandiswa Mazwai, Spoek Mathambo, Sun Ra Arkestra, Nick Rosen, Champeta – Soundsystem Colombia, Freetown photographs, The Art of Sampling plus all your favourite regulars (Welson Creep, WE ARE…)
All for £4.50 here, from a newsagent or record shop, or if you're in the US from Borders and Barnes & Noble from next week.
(PS, they're not paying me to write this post, I just genuinely love this magazine).