Havana Meets Kingston – Mista Savona

December 2, 2017

I’m very excited to be sharing this new musical discovery with TickuTalk readers. It’s actually a project called “Havana Meets Kingston” by an Australian producer named Mista Savona. I heard about this initiative last year, but lost track of it at some point. The project consists of a full album that was released last month, […]

Kokoroko Afrobeat Collective – Colonial Mentality

November 11, 2017

In my last post, I introduced the concept behind Sofar Sounds, and that is where I discovered this gem of a performance by the Kokoroko Afrobeat Collective. Afrobeat is a genre that originated in the 1970’s and it is blend of West African music along with soul, funk, and jazz. The term was coined by […]

Sistah Awa – See Dem Fall

October 24, 2017

While mucking about on YouTube a few days ago, I came across a fantastic artist named Sistah Awa. However, before I share the song I found, I want to talk a little bit about the company behind the production of the video. The video starts with the logo of Sofar Sounds, which is an acronym […]

Samory I – Black Gold

October 20, 2017

A few months ago, Damian Marley finalized the release date for his new album titled “Stony Hill”. I was super excited for this July release, and as the countdown continued, I was already anticipating having the album on constant repeat. Little did I realize that it would only be my second favorite album to drop […]

The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say

July 30, 2017

This was supposed to be the first post of 2017, but the more I listened to The Frightnrs, the more I realized how special they were. Initially, I was just going to post the first single of theirs that I heard. Instead, I really sunk my teeth into the album as a whole. All of […]

Shanty – Happy To Be Sad

July 30, 2017

Shanty just released a new single called “Happy To Be Sad” from their upcoming EP. The title of the EP is “Strange Little Human” and it’s set for release on March 24th. Shanty has already started touring in the UK to support the release of the EP, although I don’t think they have any plans […]

Too Many Zooz – Shape of You

July 30, 2017

So we are less than a month away from the Too Many Zooz show in Toronto, and I’m starting to get very excited. I’ve been revisiting their discography as the anticipation builds, and as luck would have it, they just dropped a new track this past Friday. It’s a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of […]

Courtney John – Black Cinderella

July 30, 2017

I’ve had this tune in draft mode almost since I started TickuTalk, but never ended up posting it for one reason or another. The reason I’ve come back to it now is because, out of the blue on a few weeks ago on a Friday night while at El Rey Mezcal Bar (in Toronto’s famous […]

Honoka & Azita – Misirlou

July 30, 2017

So I found this video last night and it immediately jumped to the top of the TickuTalk queue. I was at my computer last night working on an entirely different TickuTalk post, and watching some other videos at the same time (multi-monitor set up for the win!). One of the suggested videos that came up […]

ManuDigital & Junior Cat – Digital Kingston Session #7

July 13, 2017

I can’t remember exactly how I came across this video, and I had no idea who ManuDigital was before I clicked the link, but boy, am I ever glad I did.  I do know that name recognition did play a factor in watching it as I saw Junior Cat’s name in the title of the […]

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