Tuesday September 1st 2015

New Phil Reavis album

New free download available now:

Phil Reavis – The Reagan Years

Guitar-centric, lo-fi, art damaged squawking ditties recorded mid 1980s, some 4-tracked, some bouncing tracks between two cassette decks, some random guitar tunings, a few vocals, including the 18 minute guitars-on-the-table take on Beefheart’s Trust Us.

Turn On, Tune In, Clear The Room.

Download complete album
Audio stream
Download at Last.fm

Wakka Chikka on Free Albums Galore

Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka volume 2 is the featured album today on the ever wonderful Free Albums Galore.

“A loosely knitted tribute to the soundtracks from those icons of popular sleaze, the porn films”

Wakka Chikka in the news

German online tv-station Ehrensenf.de mentions the release of Wakka Chikka vol.2 in today’s episode. Watch the full item here, or enjoy this crudely recorded snippet:

Keji Hamilton album reviewed

The album by Keji Hamilton & the Exousia Band has been reviewed by Tropicalidad.be. Their verdict: ‘Keji’ is a solid, classic Afrobeat album.

Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka!

A romantic Valentine’s gift from WM Recordings!

Wakka Chikka 2 (large)

Various Artists – Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka: Porn Music for the Masses vol. 2

In 2004 the release of Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka – Porn Music For The Masses Vol. 1 on Comfortstand.com caused quite a stir. Four years later it is one of the most downloaded netlabel releases ever.

Now WM Recordings brings you a new dose of “Porn Music Magic” to swing to/by, thanks to mr_melvis, the same producer who brought you WCWC vol.1.

Twenty tunes of porn groovieness and one bonus track with a ‘Behind The Scenes’ look at the industry will be sure to titillate even the most repressed listeners. It’s time to turn those lights down low again, and get it on – Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka!

Keji Hamilton on The Afrobase Show

The Afrobase Show (anchored by John Warr) will feature the album by Keji Hamilton & the Exousia Band this weekend. The show will go out this coming Sunday 3rd February from 4-6pm on Juice 107.2 FM in the Brighton (UK) area and simultaneously on Juicebrighton.com.

It will then be available as a stream, anytime of the day (24 hours), for a whole
week, from Friday 8th February on Totallyradio.com.

After that week it will be archived indefinitely for access by anyone (around the world) who has a subscription to the station.

For quick access to the web shows, click on this link. (Until 8th Feb you will be listening to the previous week’s show).

The ‘Keji’ album was also featured on Newystyle Radio’s Afrobeat show (anchored by Ade) on the 26th January 08. The shows runs in the Birmingham (UK) area on 98.7 FM and is streamed live on Newstyle Radio.

‘Keji’ on Amiestreet

‘Keji’ by Keji Hamilton & the Exousia Band is the featured album today on AmieStreet:

Keji Hamilton & the Exousia Band

“After a thirteen-year sojourn, multi-instrumentalist Keji Hamilton returns with a new album of traditional Afrobeat music. Having spent many years playing with the legendary Fela Kuti, Keji is considered one of few current musicians who plays authentic Afrobeat — fusing jazz horns and instrumentation with African percussion.

Keji includes a variety of moods and themes, ranging from social/political commentary to tunes ready for the dancefloor. If you’re new to the genre, this is a great place to start!”

The Keji album is also available from iTunes, eMusic and Amazon.

Free Albums Galore

The ever WM-friendly Free Albums Galore reviews A simple process by Century of Aeroplanes. Read it here.

We can also report that the debut album by Keji Hamilton & the Exousia Band is now available from eMusic, iTunes and Napster. More on that soon… on our new website!

Two new releases

Two new free albums are available now, including our 75th free album release:

Lee Rosevere – Play 3 [WM074]

The Rabbits – Squeeze one out [WM075]

Keji Hamilton releases new album

Press Release

‘Keji’, by Keji Hamilton & The Exousia Band


WM Recordings, together with Exousia Entertainment, is pleased to announce the upcoming online release of the self-titled album ‘Keji’, by Keji Hamilton & The Exousia Band.

Remember Keji Hamilton, the talented multi-instrumentalist who sharpened his musical teeth with the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, as a guitarist and later as a pianist?

After a thirteen-year sojourn from the public musical eye, Keji Hamilton has re-emerged, imposingly, with his new album.

The ‘Keji’ album was recorded, after several months of rehearsals, at an analog Studio in Lagos, Nigeria.

‘Keji’ which contains 46 minutes of traditional Afrobeat music (a fusion of Jazz horns/keyboards and African rhythmic percussions) is an effective combination of slow tempo groove and fast-paced upbeat tracks. The songs capture a variety of moods and themes; they range from the political through social commentary to the inspirational. The pulsating rhythm of ‘Designers’ is guaranteed to drive you to the dance floor, while the heavy groove of ‘Innocent Blood’ would see you nodding and tapping your feet impulsively.

Keji Hamilton, who is a leading exponent of the Afrobeat genre of music, with an acclaimed world-class compositional prowess, has two and a half decades of experience as a musician. He is also a composer/arranger of the Jazz and Reggae genres of music.

One fan said, “Keji’s street-beats style is infectious and uncontrollable. His experiences are an open wound from which pours real love and deep soul-wrenching music.”

Cobhams Asuquo, a multiple award winning songwriter and producer also comments on Keji’s music:

“I have always seen Afrobeat as a genre of music that needs to be explored and exploited. It so happens that a lot of people who have delved into this genre of music have not, to the best of its capacity, taken the full and total advantage of it. I think Keji Hamilton has been able to capture Afrobeat with the same exactitude, even as Fela did

For all lovers of Afrobeat music worldwide, Keji Hamilton’s virtuoso performance at ‘The Return of Keji’ concert and the release of his new album ‘Keji’, have left no one in doubt that ‘Roots’ Afrobeat as established by Fela Anikulapo Kuti is back… and back with a big bang!

‘Keji’ is released online by WM Recordings.
The album will be available from all major download stores in january 2008.

For more information, contact:

charles@exousiaentertainment.com (+ 44 788.658.8786)
or info@wmrecordings.com

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