Alice Russell

One listen to Alice Russell’s voice will send shivers down your spine and leave goose bumps on your neck. Alice’s lavishly soulful voice is both timeless and up to the minute modern. Live or on record, she always performs with her trademark self assurance and sass. Listening to Alice, you’d naturally think she grew up on the streets of Detroit, just around the corner from Motown’s legendary recording studios, but surprisingly enough the blue-eyed, blonde-haired lass hails from Brighton, U.K.

Azam Ali

AZAM ALI BIO Mothers have been singing, humming, soothing their children to sleep from time immemorial.  Do not underestimate the power of the lullaby.  When Azam Ali, the lead singer of the band Niyaz, became a mother in 2008, she felt that ancient pull.  "I...

Ballaké Sissoko

BALLAKÉ SISSOKO BIO In 2009, in the depths of the Malian night, kora player Ballaké Sissoko and cellist Vincent Segal recorded the stripped down dialogues that became the album, Chamber Music. The record collected rave reviews and became an instant classic. It was...

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal

BALLAKÉ SISSOKO & VINCENT SEGAL BIO When Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal released their first collaborative album, Chamber Music, they caught the music world by surprise. Everything about this duo was unexpected: the Malian master of the traditional harp, or...

Bebel Gilberto

BEBEL GILBERTO BIO Bebel Gilberto is back with Momento, her third solo album, presenting some of her most elegant and personal musical statements since bursting on the scene in 2000, when her Grammy nominated debut album Tanto Tempo took the world by storm and...

Beto Villares

  iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Listeners outside of Brazil may not immediately recognize the name Beto Villares, but with his self-titled debut album for Six Degrees Records and production credits behind one of the biggest selling international records of 2007 (the...

Bob Forrest

     Itunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Bob Forrest is a singer, songwriter and fixture in the recovery community who has been called “the most famous drug counselor in the world.” He got clean in 1996 after twenty-four attempts to detox, and has since been a co-star...

Bobi Céspedes

  iTunes  |  Amazon  | Bandcamp BIO Bobi Céspedes possesses one of the most powerful, poised, and elegant voices in the world, and Rezos, her solo debut on Six Degrees Records celebrates her arrival. The Cuban-born singer, percussionist, and Yoruba-Lucumi...

Bombay Dub Orchestra

       iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Bombay Dub Orchestra - The New York Remixes Since the release of their self-titled debut, the name Bombay Dub Orchestra (consisting of composer/producers Garry Hughes and Andrew T. Mackay) has built quite a reputation.  From...

Bossacucanova

    Itunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Bosccacucnova Reflects After Nearly Two Decades of Incredible Music New Best of Collection features two new dance floor-ready tracks   You can never tell what will happen when friends get together. The trio of Marcio Menescal,...

Brownout

    iTunes | Amazon |Bandcamp BIO If ever a band could boast having a complex genealogical tree, that band is Brownout. The eight-piece, Latin funk ensemble based in Austin, Texas, is both offspring and germinating seed to Grammy-Winner Grupo Fantasma. The latter in...

Celso Fonseca

    iTunes  |  Amazon  BIO In Brazil, where the national religion is soccer and the national pastime is music, even a gifted singer/songwriter can be just another face in a crowded field.  But Celso Fonseca's reputation in his homeland has been secure for years, and...

Céu

      iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp Céu Drives Home the Rhythm with Tropix Brazilian singer returns with strong beats and gorgeous melodies One of the persistent challenges facing artists is keeping things fresh. Brazilian singer Céu seems to have no problem with this,...

Cheb i Sabbah

     iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Cheb i Sabbah, musical adventurer, global spiritualist and producer extraordinaire has returned to the Indian subcontinent for Devotion, his seventh album on Six Degrees Records. Hundreds of artists in the world music genre, or for...

Cibelle

     iTunes | Amazon  BIO The London-based, São Paulo raised, singer Cibelle, (pronounced see-BELL-ee), burst on the scene in 2003 with her beautiful, smoky voice on her self-titled debut.  Her second album, The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves, is a quiet masterpiece,...

Choying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts

iTunes  |  Amazon  | Bandcamp BIO In 1997, with the world music craze in full swing, a guitarist from Minnesota created an international stir with a remarkable album of Tibetan Buddhist chants paired with atmospheric soundscapes of guitar and percussion.  The...

Curumin

             iTunes | Amazon  BIO 'Arrocha means to hold on with a lot of pressure,' Curumin says from his São Paolo home, describing the meaning behind his new album title. 'In Bahia it's a rhythm, a way of dancing where you hold your girl very close. That pressure...

Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah)

             BIO COMPASS CAMILO LARA & TOY SELECTAH  AWARD-WINNING MEXICAN PRODUCERS CAMILO LARA (MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND) AND TOY SELECTAH BRIDGE FRIENDSHIP AND MUSIC FOR THEIR NEW PROJECT, COMPASS, COLLABORATING WITH OVER 90 ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD...

Da Cruz

    iTunes | Amazon  BIO Boom Boom Boom Remixes: On the "Boom Boom Boom" Remixes, Da Cruz' Afro- Brazilian Electro-Kuduro banger gets remixed by bass scientists  Stereotyp,  Radiohiro, Kush Arora, Thomas Blondet & Jimi Wes, Señor Oz, Will Magid and Da Cruz...

David Starfire

     iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Rising with David Starfire Ascend features Afrika Bambaataa, Natacha Atlas and Cheb i Sabbah "There's nothing worse than a programmed tabla." David Starfire laughs as he muses over the recording of his new album, Ascend (Six...

Dawn Landes & Piers Faccini

  iTunes | Amazon BIO The two songwriters, Dawn Landes (US) and Piers Faccini (UK) met in 2013 when they recorded a Lead Belly song for Faccini’s cover project, Songs I Love. Later that year, Piers invited Dawn to France to perform in a 12th Century Romanesque...

Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society

DELIA DERBYSHIRE APPRECIATION SOCIETY BIO  The debut album by the Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society is the culmination of a 30-year friendship between two electronic music veterans, Garry Hughes and Harvey Jones. Garry has worked with artists as diverse as Bjork,...

Dirtwire

       iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO The Bay Area Meets Tuva on Electro-Acoustic Tribute to Throat-Singing Legend Unlikely worlds harmoniously intersect on the Ondar EP,the newest release by Bay Area-based electro-acoustic duo Dirtwire. The EP honors the musical...

Dom La Nena

     iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO  In the wake of the release of her acclaimed second full length album, Soyo, and in between her many live dates around the world, Brazilian born, Parisian resident,Dom La Nena has recorded a beautiful new EP of cover versions of...

Egyptian Project

      iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO EGYPT BEYOND THE REVOLUTION The Egyptian Project's Debut, Ya Amar, Introduces A Legacy to the Future With all the news that's been coming out of Egypt over the last year, it's surprising that more music has not been...

GAUDI

       iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp   About the latest release: In Between Times (The Remixes) Globetrotting pioneer of Dub/Electronica, Gaudi has been winning over audiences around the planet with his eclectic style and versatility, his roof raising live...

Great American Canyon Band

GREAT AMERICAN CANYON BAND BIO Paul and Kris Masson have always known one another. In their early lives, when they felt unfamiliar to themselves, it was the idea of the other that led them forward. And on the night they finally encountered each other, it only took one...

Hite

HITE BIO Hite Is The New Project from Julia Easterlin   "Lovely and unsettling. Brightly arranged and shot through with darkness. Rooted in folk yet still using the language of art rock and electronica. The artist Hite revels in these contradictions in her striking...

Issa Bagayogo

   iTunes | Amazon  BIO Issa Bagayogo may seem like an unlikely candidate for international dancefloor success. His home country of Mali is one of the ten poorest nations in the world, and one in which economic and professional opportunities tend to be shaped by one's...

Jef Stott

    iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO JEF STOTT’S DESERT ROMANCE Bay Area producer returns with evolutionary Arabic-tinged beats on Arcana There’s a luminescent, nearly indescribable feeling you get when walking through the Playa, Burning Man’s center, after sundown. In...

Kassé Mady Diabaté

      iTunes | Amazon BIO Kassé Mady Diabaté – Kiriké Out in the US on January 6, 2015 on Six Degrees Records For almost half a century Kassé Mady Diabaté has been recognized as one of West Africa’s finest singers. He is a descendant of the most distinguished...

Karsh Kale

          iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO The Transformation of Karsh Kale Producer and multi-instrumentalist ascends to new heights on UP The word prolific barely begins to describe Karsh Kale’s storied career. The British-born, New York City-raised producer and...

Lal Meri

      iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO It's no coincidence that Nancy Kaye, Ireesh Lal and Carmen Rizzo chose to name their groundbreaking collaboration after the ancient Sufi folk song, "Lal Meri," an interpretation which closes the trio's seductive and refreshing...

Lenine

     Amazon  BIO Ever since Antonio Carlos Jobim came north to record with Frank Sinatra in the 60s, artists like João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, and Gilberto Gil have carried the legacy of MPB – the acronym for "Brazilian Popular Music" – to a global audience. ...

Loga Ramin Torkian

   iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Iranian born composer and multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian is internationally recognized for his ground- breaking work with world music groups Niyaz and Axiom Of Choice, both of which he co-founded. Born in Tehran, Iran, Loga...

Los Mocosos

     Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Imagine for a moment that you're a music critic. You're checking out the new CD by Los Mocosos, and you're thinking, "okay, this is fun. Some good old barrio-style rock." Then suddenly you're hearing reggae and funk and rap. Before you...

Meklit

      iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp   BIO “We're in-betweeners, living along the musical hyphen lines” says the creative Ethiopian-born Meklit (Muh-Kleet) of her relationship with her new record label. As both are open-minded and based in the Bay Area, the...

Midival Punditz

          iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO There’s good reason the New Delhi-based duo of Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj, aka The Midival Punditz, are known as the Chemical Brothers of India. For 18 years their pulsing, driving electronica has pulled from an eclectic...

Natacha Atlas

       iTunes  |  Amazon  BIO After two highly acclaimed string driven, predominantly acoustic projects, Natacha Atlas returns to the Global Dance-floor with the Mounqaliba Remixes. Globally celebrated singer Natacha Atlas' latest release Mounqaliba was a...

Niyaz

NIYAZ BIO Described by the Huffington Post as “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music”, NIYAZ has created a 21st century global trance tradition by seamlessly blending medieval Sufi poetry and folk songs from their native Iran and its surrounding...

Ojos de Brujo

        iTunes | Amazon  BIO Ojos de Brujo is one of the most strikingly original bands of the new millennia. There is no one quite like them; not only because of their vibrant, seemingly supernatural musicality, but also because of their radical contemporary...

Pacifika

Pacifika’s global fusion works precisely because it is not a fusion. There is no sense of trying to blend one thing with another; this is the work of three musicians, coming from Peruvian, North American, and Barbadian families, for whom rock, Latin, Caribbean, hip hop, and jazz are all part of a single international musical language – a kind of musical Esperanto.

Patato

   iTunes | Amazon  BIO Thanks to the popularity of the Buena Vista Social Club on records and on film, Cuban music is enjoying a renaissance in the United States. Patato: The Legend of Cuban Percussion offers a 21st century audience the chance to meet one of the...

Piers Faccini

        iTunes | Amazon |Bandcamp BIO   Cevennes, France – Monday, August 29, 2016 – Not a day sooner could Piers Faccini have penned the 10 songs featured on his latest full-length studio recording, I Dreamed An Island (Six Degrees Records; October 21, 2016)....

Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal

iTunes | Amazon BIO Piers Faccini and Vincent Segal met in Paris in the late 1980s and have been friends ever since. Songs of Time Lost is their first joint album. Using voice, guitar and cello and a variety of languages (including English, Neapolitan dialect and...

Rara Avis

     iTunes | Amazon BIO Rara is a dedicated master of his craft with over 20 years experience in live performance and music production with a core focus on where the electronic underground, yoga and dance movements collide.  Rara’s live sets are a mixture of guitar,...

Shrift

   Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Maybe you'd like to find something a bit warmer and more elegant than the latest musical fare – maybe even something a little bit mysterious. Maybe you're looking for songs that appear in a fresh form, an effortless acoustic and electronic...

SILVA

      iTunes | Amazon BIO Silva Ascends to the Cosmos with Jupiter Young Brazilian star’s latest for Six Degrees is a love song to the planets You never know what will influence your music. For young Brazilian singer Silva, an entire planet is behind his third...

Silvana Kane

      iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO La Jardinera, the solo debut from Silvana Kane, best known as the vocalist with acclaimed, Juno nominated, Global Pop ensemble Pacifika, is the singer's most personal effort to date. Comprised predominantly of cover songs by...

Sonantes

  iTunes | Amazon  BIO As Brazil celebrates over 50 years of the bossa nova music tradition, there continues to be a streaming output of new talent and innovation from this rich musical country.  A perfect example is Sonantes, a São Paolo based musical collective...

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

      iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO United We Swing Since their arrival in 2000, Spanish Harlem Orchestra (SHO) has established itself as a standard bearer of contemporary Latin music. Directed by world-renowned pianist, arranger, and producer Oscar Hernández, the...

Tanzanian Albinism Collective

TANZANIAN ALBINISM COLLECTIVE BIO It is a sad and tragic fact that people living with Albinism (a genetic condition resulting in little or no pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes) in East Africa are hunted and persecuted, based on the belief that their body parts...

The Dø

         iTunes | Amazon BIO "It's like a magic formula to us," says Olivia Merilahti, referring to the title of The Dø's sophomore record, Both Ways Open Jaws (Six Degrees, November 15). "It produced many different images in our minds. It refers to A Mouthful,...

The Silver Lake Chorus

       iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO The Silver Lake Chorus performs choral arrangements of indie music and exudes both the edgy, independent spirit of Los Angeles's Silver Lake neighborhood and the heart of community choral singing.   In 2010, Australian singer...

The Orb

        iTunes | Amazon  BIO The Orb, for years the most fearlessly fascinating sonic marauders on this or any other planet, returned in 2008 with a new album, The Dream, marking a long-awaited reunion between eternal mainstay Dr. Alex Paterson and lifelong friend and...

The Real Tuesday Weld

        iTunes | Amazon  BIO WARNING: Some Thing is stalking the streets of London in the new album The Last Werewolf.  This Thing is not wholly of our time, but seems to be caught between past and present.  It is elegant – literate even, on the surface… but...

Tom Middleton

     iTunes | Amazon  BIO Lifetracks is the debut solo album from the endlessly inventive Tom Middleton. Almost a decade in the making, the album draws inspiration from Eno, Debussy and The Orb, but equally Tom's native Cornish landscape and the liberating experiences...

Undersea Poem

      iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO For Chris Root and Juju Stulbach, making music is like capturing sunshine in a bottle. The New York City-based pair has perennially chased the sun – and surf – when the northern weather has grown cold. With each trip to their...

Vieux Farka Touré

VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ BIO Return of the Second-Born Vieux Farka Touré sings of family, nature, and struggle on Samba When the producers of the Woodstock Sessions, a hybrid/live recording series in Saugerties, NY, asked Malian guitarist and vocalist Vieux Farka Touré to...

Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin

     iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp Don’t be fooled by the title, Touristes. The famed Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, and the rising American singer and performance artist Julia Easterlin, both sound completely at home in this unexpected musical...

Warren Cuccurullo And Ustad Sultan Khan

     iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Warren Cuccurullo and Ustad Sultan Khan’s Long Lost Masterpiece, The Master Former Duran Duran and Frank Zappa guitarist teams up with India’s sarangi legend Lost tapes always raise an eyebrow. Unexpected sessions by Miles...

Willy Porter

   iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Spend an evening with Willy Porter and experience a rare communion between artist and audience. With High Wire Live, his first live album, listeners who have never experienced Porter on stage can hear the quietly spellbinding majesty...

Zomba Prison Project

  iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp   BIO In the summer of 2013,  Grammy-winning producer, Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, TV on the Radio) and his wife, Italian photographer and filmmaker, Marilena Delli, traveled to the south of Malawi specifically to...

Zmei3

        iTunes | Amazon | Bandcamp BIO Zmei3 Rough Romanian Soul Zmei3 (pronounced zmay-tray) is made up of Romanian immigrants whose beautiful and heartfelt music rises from the harsh realities and struggles of a post-Communist rule.  Their debut album Rough...

Zuco 103

    iTunes | Amazon BIO After the Carnaval Where do you go After the Carnaval? Home. That’s where Zuco 103 headed following a decade of celebratory invention with its eclectic Brazil-ectro twists – home literally for Rio-born singer Lilian Vieira and home musically...