3MA (Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery)

3MA: Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery   3MA is the meeting of three string-instrument virtuosi, emblematic of their countries in Africa, but also of generous artists who share a musical passion, a reciprocal dialogue and a beautiful friendship. In 2006 when...

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   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 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 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     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

   BETO VILLARES 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 GRAMMY nominated...

Bob Forrest

BOB FORREST 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 on Celebrity Rehab and Sober...

Bobi Céspedes

BOBI CÉSPEDES  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 priestess carries on a...

Bombay Dub Orchestra

BOMBAY DUB ORCHESTRA 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 main-stage performances at the UK's Big Chill Festival and Djing...

Bossacucanova

  BOSSACUCANOVA You can never tell what will happen when friends get together. The trio of Marcio Menescal, DJ Marcelinho DaLua, and Alex Moreira originally started remixing classic bossa nova tracks for fun. Eighteen years and five albums later, Bossacucanova has...

Brazilian Girls

  BRAZILIAN GIRLS Brazilian Girls return in 2018 with Let’s Make Love, their first album since the 2008 Grammy-nominated New York City. Formed in 2003, the group—Sabina Sciubba (lead vocals, electronics), Jesse Murphy (bass, vocals), Didi Gutman (keyboards, vocals),...

Brownout

   BROWNOUT 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 turn traces its roots...

Celso Fonseca

     CELSO FONSECA 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 now, his...

Céu

  CÉU One of the persistent challenges facing artists is keeping things fresh. Brazilian singer Céu seems to have no problem with this, however. From her self-titled gem of a debut to the dub influenced Vagarosa, to the road trip-themed Caravana Sereia Bloom, as well...

Cheb i Sabbah

  CHEB I SABBAH 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 that matter any...

Cibelle

  CIBELLE 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, full of...

Choying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts

  CHOYING DROLMA & STEVE TIBBETTS 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

  CURUMIN   '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 is something we feel...

Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah)

  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 Producers Toy...

Da Cruz

    DA CRUZ  The ensemble Da Cruz is a collaboration between vocalist Mariana Da Cruz (a Paulista with Bahian roots) and Swiss producer Ane H. Together with their band, they merge Brazilian music, Electro, Afro Beat, Breakbeats, Ethiopian Grooves, Kuduro and other...

David Starfire

  DAVID STARFIRE “There’s nothing worse than a programmed tabla.” David Starfire laughs as he muses over the recording of his new album, Ascend (Six Degrees). Even a decade ago, when he began segueing from the harder edge electro-rock that took him on tour with Nine...

Dawn Landes & Piers Faccini

    DAWN LANDES AND PIERS FACCINI 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...

Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society

  DELIA DERBYSHIRE APPRECIATION SOCIETY   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, Sly & Robbie,...

Dirtwire

  DIRTWIRE Unlikely worlds harmoniously intersect on the Ondar EP,the newest release by Bay Area-based electro-acoustic duo Dirtwire. The EP honors the musical legacy of Tuvan throat-singing master Kongar-ol Ondar (1962–2013), with a portion of the proceeds going to...

Dom La Nena

  DOM LA NENA 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 some of her favorite...

Egyptian Project

    EGYPTIAN PROJECT With all the news that's been coming out of Egypt over the last year, it's surprising that more music has not been circulating. Years before the terms 'Arab Spring' was coined, French producer Jérôme Ettinger devoted himself to exploring,...

GAUDI

   GAUDI                                                           Globetrotting pioneer of Dub/Electronica, Gaudi has been winning over audiences around the planet with his eclectic style and versatility, his roof raising live performances and of course, through a...

Great American Canyon Band

  GREAT AMERICAN CANYON BAND Great American Canyon Band is an indie rock band co-fronted by Paul and Kris Masson. After meeting in Baltimore, Maryland they spent several years traveling the United States together. It was during this time, in the deserts outside of Los...

Hite

  HITE  "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 debut album Light Of A Strange Day." -  John...

Issa Bagayogo

ISSA BAGAYOGO 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 caste and...

Jef Stott

  JEF STOTT There’s a luminescent, nearly indescribable feeling you get when walking through the Playa, Burning Man’s center, after sundown. In this empty desert 50,000 people have joined forces with too much diesel and an endless supply of imagination to, as San...

Kassé Mady Diabaté

                        KASSÉ MADY DIABATÉ 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 griot family of the ancient Manding Empire, the Diabatés of Kéla, and his...

Karsh Kale

  KARSH KALE The word prolific barely begins to describe Karsh Kale’s storied career. The British-born, New York City-raised producer and multi-instrumentalist of Indian heritage has spent the last two decades zigzagging the world, headlining major festivals and...

LADAMA

    LADAMA LADAMA is a group of four women, virtuosic musicians, and educators -- Lara Klaus, Daniela Serna, Mafer Bandola and Sara Lucas—each from a different country and culture of the Americas, who are sisters in song, rhythm and spirit. Harnessing music from their...

Lal Meri

  LAL MERI 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 Six Degrees Records debut....

Lenine

   LENINE 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.  Recently a...

Loga Ramin Torkian

  LOGA RAMIN TORKIAN   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 moved to...

Los Mocosos

   LOS MOCOSOS 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 know it you're...

Meklit

  MEKLIT   There are many well-appointed rooms in the mansion that is Meklit, and her breathtaking new album sounds at home in every one. The Ethiopian-born Oakland- based artist has belted “Cold Sweat” with James Brown saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis, co-founded the...

Midival Punditz

  MIDIVAL PUNDITZ 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 variety of sources across the...

Mosquitos

  MOSQUITOS Mosquitos – singer Juju Stulbach, singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Root, keyboardist-programmer Jon Marshall Smith -- are musical nomads whose songs occupy a mythical place somewhere between Brooklyn and Brazil. Mexican Dust is the trio’s fourth...

Natacha Atlas

  NATACHA ATLAS   Globally celebrated singer Natacha Atlas has been building towards the subtle beauty of her brand new album ever since 2008’s internationally acclaimed acoustic, orchestral album Ana Hina.  Recorded with guests including pianist Zoe Rahman, a...

Nina Miranda

  NINA MIRANDA Nina Miranda has spent most of her life living between Brazil and London, and this hotly awaited solo album is bursting with the dissonance and freedom of her experience. Reminiscent of the flamboyant, nimble songbird that haunts the lowland forests...

Niyaz

  NIYAZ 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

OJOS DE BRUJO 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 edge and strong...

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

    PATATO   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 musicians who...

Piers Faccini

  PIERS FACCINI 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). Writing in real time as history...

Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal

  PIERS FACCINI AND VINCENT SEGAL 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...

Rara Avis

RARA AVIS Known in the music world as Rara Avis (n. latin for Rare Bird), Alex King-Harris is a dedicated master of his craft with over 20 years experience in multi-instrumental live performance and music production with a core focus on where the electronic...

Shrift

   SHRIFT 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 experimental...

SILVA

  SILVA You never know what will influence your music. For young Brazilian singer Silva, an entire planet is behind his third full-length album, Jupiter (Six Degrees Records). A smooth collection of pop songs inspired by bossa nova, R&B, electronica and hip-hop,...

Silvana Kane

  SILVANA KANE 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 her favorite Latin American...

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

  SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA 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...

Tanzania Albinism Collective

  TANZANIA ALBINISM COLLECTIVE   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

  THE DØ "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, but in a more dangerous...

The Orb

  THE ORB 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 original...

The Real Tuesday Weld

  THE REAL TUESDAY WELD 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 there is an...

The Turbans

  THE TURBANS In a politically divided time it’s hard to imagine a band comprised of members from across Europe and the Levant as not being inherently progressive. The Turbans, whose self-titled debut album will be released on March 23 (Six Degrees Records), features...

The Silver Lake Chorus

  THE SILVER LAKE CHORUS 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 Ben Lee attended a...

Tom Middleton

TOM MIDDLETON 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 of travel....

Undersea Poem

UNDERSEA POEM 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 favorite spots on the...

Vieux Farka Touré

VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ When the producers of the Woodstock Sessions, a hybrid/live recording series in Saugerties, NY, asked Malian guitarist and vocalist Vieux Farka Touré to stop by in 2015, he didn’t have enough time to make it happen. Intrigued, he promised to return...

Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin

  VIEUX FARKA TOURE AN JULIA EASTERLIN 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

  WARREN CUCCURULLO AND USTAD SULTAN KHAN Lost tapes always raise an eyebrow. Unexpected sessions by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bob Marley and the Beatles suddenly emerge to great fanfare. When dealing with India’s greatest sarangi player of modern times, Ustad...

Willy Porter

  WILLY PORTER 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 and improvisation...

Yiddish Glory

  YIDDISH GLORY Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II is the new recording of music created during the darkest chapter of European Jewish history. In the midst of World War II, a group of scholars led by ethnomusicologist Moisei Beregovsky (1892 – 1961)...

Zomba Prison Project

   ZOMBA PRISON PROJECT 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 document and...

Zmei3

  ZMEI3 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 Romanian Soul (out April 22nd on Six Degrees Records) is produced...

Zuco 103

  ZUCO 103   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 for her Amsterdam-based partners...