We’ve updated our Traveler Playlist

We’ve updated our Traveler Playlist

  We have fully refreshed our playlist Traveler (The Best In Global Music). The full playlist is available via Spotify and we are happy to announce that we have teamed up with Soundsgood to offer you more listening experiences: you can now listen to our playlists in...
Downed In Sound Interviews Ian Brennan

Downed In Sound Interviews Ian Brennan

  We love this! Drowned in Sound features Zomba Prison Project & Tanzania Albinism Collective producer, Ian Brennan, in conversation with the one & only John Waters. READ THE...
The Huffington Post Premieres New Meklit Video

The Huffington Post Premieres New Meklit Video

New video for Meklit’s “You Are My Luck” premiered on The Huffington Post. Directed by Salvatore Fullmore and starring Tanna Tucker, MADLines, Tsedi, Kimiki Joy, Darian Gray, Candi Martinez Carthen and Cecil Carthen. Check it out via The Huffington...
[Distribution] First Two Releases from Suriya Recordings Out Now

[Distribution] First Two Releases from Suriya Recordings Out Now

Here at Six Degrees Records, we are excited to be bringing a family of “like-minded” labels & artists into a new Distribution arm of our company. Today is release date for the first two albums from one of our new partners, Suriya Recordings, a venture...
Six Degrees Podcast Episode 1 featuring Ian Brennan

Six Degrees Podcast Episode 1 featuring Ian Brennan

  The first episode of our new Six Degrees podcast features label co-founder Bob Duskis in conversation with producer & author Ian Brennan. Brennan is known for traveling the World to produce projects with voices that would perhaps otherwise be unheard. Among the...
We have a new playlist: Ambient Travels

We have a new playlist: Ambient Travels

  Ambient Travels is the latest in an ongoing series of Playlists that we are compiling at Spotify. These playlists are lovingly curated (yes, we know, that’s a way overused catchphrase these days) by an actual human, music fanatic & are not in any way...
Watch Ladama perform on ESPN

Watch Ladama perform on ESPN

  Here’s a clip of the mighty LADAMA performing their track “Porro Maracatu” on ESPN‘s Hispanic Heritage Special, “The Latino...
Baraka Moon – Wind Horse Out now

Baraka Moon – Wind Horse Out now

  Today is release day for the latest of our distributed artists, Bay Area based Baraka Moon. Their excellent new record, Wind Horse brings together influences from mystical Sufi trance, Indian ragas, African beats & the Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo. LISTEN /...
Mosquitos live @ Wine Cellars, NY

Mosquitos live @ Wine Cellars, NY

  Check out Mosquitos, stripped down, live session they recently did at City Winery NYC for One on Ones’s “Cellar Sessions”. New album, Mexican Dust is now...
NOW THIS feature LADAMA

NOW THIS feature LADAMA

  Thanks to the folks at NowThis / NowThis Her for this wonderful feature on the women of LADAMA. Debut album is out now & available at all of your favorite music retailers/streaming services. WATCH ON NOW...
LADAMA Out Now!

LADAMA Out Now!

Now Available- the debut album from LADAMA: four women, virtuosic musicians, and educators, each from a different country and culture of the Americas. Harnessing music from their countries of origin –Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela & the United States, the group...
All Things Go Premiere Mosquitos New Video

All Things Go Premiere Mosquitos New Video

  “Imagine if life felt like a dream sequence, with the softest of voices narrating every thought. Somewhere in this image we get Mosquitos, encompassing the warmth of tropical tones and influences that meet the friendliness of folk.”- All Things...
LADAMA announce Tour Dates

LADAMA announce Tour Dates

LADAMA announce US Tour Dates! Catch them in a city near you to celebrate the release of their new record which comes out next Friday 25th. You can check the full list of Tour Dates below. TOUR...
The Guardian feature Tanzania Albinism Collective

The Guardian feature Tanzania Albinism Collective

  Wonderful article about Tanzania Albinism Collective‘s journey to the UK to perform at WOMAD Festival, in The Guardian. The story behind this group and this album is truly an inspiring example of courage & creativity in the face of overwhelming...
Afropop premiere Ladama’s first single

Afropop premiere Ladama’s first single

“A funky jam, flavored with northeastern Brazil’s syncopated, drum-heavy maracatu music and powered by the mighty voices of LADAMA’s four members.”- Afropop premieres the first single from our new signing, LADAMA. Check out the single...
Introducing our latest addition to the Six Degrees family: LADAMA

Introducing our latest addition to the Six Degrees family: LADAMA

  We are very excited to announce our latest signing. 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. Harnessing music from their...
Zomba Prison Project gets 3 Emmy Nominations

Zomba Prison Project gets 3 Emmy Nominations

  All of us at Six Degrees Records were very happy to see that the excellent feature that 60 Minutes did on our Zomba Prison Project release, has been nominated for three Emmys, including: • Outstanding Feature Story in a Newsmagazine • Outstanding Writing •...
TANZANIA ALIBINISM COLLECTIVE PERFORMING AT WOMAD THIS WEEKEND

TANZANIA ALIBINISM COLLECTIVE PERFORMING AT WOMAD THIS WEEKEND

UK friends, make sure to catch members of the Tanzania Albinism Collective in this rare appearance at WOMAD Festival!! Set times: • Saturday 11.00 @ World Of Worlds Stage (Talk) • Saturday 15.00 @ Ecotricity Stage (Performance) • Sunday 12.00 @ Taste The World...
Six Degrees Co-Founder Bob Duskis live on BFF.FM

Six Degrees Co-Founder Bob Duskis live on BFF.FM

Check out the archived. “Live Cast” video of co-founder Bob Duskis talking about how he got into the music business, discussing Six Degrees’ 20th Anniversary & dishing “behind the scenes” stories about many of our releases...
Zomba Prison Project featured on 60 minutes

Zomba Prison Project featured on 60 minutes

The Zomba Prison Project feature mini documentary will air on 60 minutes again for the third time. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is a good chance to do so. Anderson Cooper travels to Malawi where he visits the prison where this album was recorded. WATCH...
Cools Reviews HITE’s new album

Cools Reviews HITE’s new album

“A Southern gothic and baroque pop-inspired record that shivers magically, hauntingly with honesty and vulnerability.”- This great feature in COOLS, perfectly captures what makes the debut album from Hite: Light Of A Strange Day, so unique & so...
Nina Miranda curates this week’s Bandcamp Weekly show

Nina Miranda curates this week’s Bandcamp Weekly show

Nina Miranda (SMOKE CiTY, Shrift, ZEEP & Beyond) is a guest presenter on the latest edition of the Bandcamp Weekly radio show. Listen to her beautifully curated musical journey into Samba, Bossa & Beyond & make sure to check her new album, Freedom Of...
POP Matters premiere Meklit’s new album in full

POP Matters premiere Meklit’s new album in full

“With her latest masterpiece, Meklit has affirmed her place among her childhood heroes: at the shining crossroads of two cultures, making truly moving music.”- PopMatters One week before its release, PopMatters is now streaming Meklit‘s amazing new...
HUFFINGTON POST PREMIERES PETER HIMMELMAN’S NEW VIDEO

HUFFINGTON POST PREMIERES PETER HIMMELMAN’S NEW VIDEO

“254th Peace Song,” the opening track on Peter Himmelman’s new album, There Is No Calamity, immediately grabs your attention both sonically and lyrically. By the time the refrain kicks in—“Stop the hate, stop the hate”—you’re singing along. See for yourself”-...
PRI’s The world feature Tanzania Albinism Collective

PRI’s The world feature Tanzania Albinism Collective

Many thanks to The World for featuring a piece today on the Tanzania Albinism Collective, shining a light on both their overall plight as well as the extraordinary music they’ve created with producer Ian Brennan. LISTEN / READ ON...
Vieux Farka Touré will play Glastonbury Festival

Vieux Farka Touré will play Glastonbury Festival

  We are very happy to announce that Vieux Farka Touré will be playing live at Glastonbury Festival! Catch him on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 24th. He will be presenting his newest work Samba now available to...
Meklit’s supernova is on NRP’s heavy rotation

Meklit’s supernova is on NRP’s heavy rotation

“If you have any doubts that the musical styles of East Africa and the Bay Area can be melded with equal parts grit and grace, she’ll knock them right out of you with vocals, horns and percussion — such exhilarating, heartbeat-propelling percussion — by...
Tanzania Albinism Collective “White African Power” OUT NOW

Tanzania Albinism Collective “White African Power” OUT NOW

    “The collective will astonish….revelatory.”- Monolith Cocktail “Their music is visceral, cathartic, and deeply personal. The album’s 23 short songs create an atmosphere of intimacy—as if the listener were eavesdropping on friends.”- Bandcamp...
Newsweek in depth feature of Tantazia Albinism Collective

Newsweek in depth feature of Tantazia Albinism Collective

  Amazing, in depth article in Newsweek which features the story behind our upcoming release by Tanzania Albinism Collective (coming from Six Degrees this Friday), produced by Ian Brennan (Zomba Prison Project, Tinariwen, ZMEI3).  READ IN FULL...
Nina Miranda – Freedom of Movement – OUT NOW!!

Nina Miranda – Freedom of Movement – OUT NOW!!

Nina Miranda‘s debut album is Out Now! LISTEN / BUY  •••••••••••••••••   Nina Miranda has spent most of her life living in Brazil and London; her hotly awaited, first solo album is bursting with the dissonance and freedom of that experience. Perhaps best known...
Nina Miranda: Whole of London (single) out now

Nina Miranda: Whole of London (single) out now

  We’re very excited that Friday is release date for the first solo album by the incomparable Nina Miranda  (SMOKE CiTY, Shrift, ZEEP & Beyond). You can get yourself ready for the full album by checking out this lovely duet between Nina and singer Antony...
Pop matters reviews the best of niyaz

Pop matters reviews the best of niyaz

“Niyaz makes some of the most sensual and hypnotic electronic music of this century” – PopMatters reviews the Best Of Niyaz by Niyaz. READ THE ARTICLE HERE LISTEN / BUY ALBUM...
Today is European release date for Vieux Farka Touré new album

Today is European release date for Vieux Farka Touré new album

  Today is European release date for Vieux Farka Touré‘s critically acclaimed new album, Samba. “The most impressive, mature and interesting of Vieux’s albums so far”– fRoots “Since 2009, Vieux Farka Touré has been working with Six Degrees on a run of...
Compass – Fire It Up Remixed OUT NOW!

Compass – Fire It Up Remixed OUT NOW!

  When Toy Selectah (Control Machete, Mad Decent) and Camilo Lara (Mexican Institute of Sound) joined forces to release COMPASS, a super collaborative project featuring more than 100 artists from around the world, they enlisted a dream list of collaborators to create...
The Silver Lake Chorus on Pretty Little Liars

The Silver Lake Chorus on Pretty Little Liars

The Silver Lake Chorus‘s track “From The Snow Tipped Hills” (written by Bon Iver) will be featured in tonight’s episode of Pretty Little Liars. (don’t pretend- we know you watch & love...
listen to del, the new song by niyaz

listen to del, the new song by niyaz

    “Del” is the new song featured on our just released, Best Of Niyaz compilation. Azam Ali says that the track is ” a song about that intangible, fragile, ephemeral thing called LOVE.” and that “For Iranians this song will trigger some...
Hite – Light of a strange day out now!

Hite – Light of a strange day out now!

Today is release date for the striking debut from our new signing, Hite. You may know her as Julia Easterlin who released the beautiful album, Touristes with Vieux Farka Touré in 2015. Lovely and unsettling. Brightly arranged and shot through with darkness. Rooted in...
Watch Zmei3 live!

Watch Zmei3 live!

A little taste of “Rough Romanian Soul”- live style from the great Zmei3. WATCH...
Niyaz at Freight & Salvage {PHOTOS}

Niyaz at Freight & Salvage {PHOTOS}

  Still basking in the afterglow of last night’s show at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA with Niyaz. Here are a few photos from the show by the talented photographer Irene Young. See more of her work:...

Vieux Farka Touré at Leeds Howard Assembly Room, Leeds on te%

Related show Artist: Vieux Farka Touré Tour: Vieux Farka Touré Date: 06/15/17 Time: 12:00am Venue: Leeds Howard Assembly Room City: Leeds Country: United Kingdom Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal Artist: Vieux Farka Touré Tour: Vieux Farka Touré Date: 06/16/17...
Coming soon: The best of niyaz

Coming soon: The best of niyaz

  We are excited to announce the 3/17 release date of the Best of Niyaz (Official Site). Compiled by Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian & featuring a new track. We need this band and their wonderful music more than ever, during these divided & turbulent...
Hite shares “Light”, the first single from her upcoming album

Hite shares “Light”, the first single from her upcoming album

  You may know our latest signing Hite as Julia Easterlin from the wonderful Touristes record she did with Vieux Farka Touré in 2015. Her debut under her new artist name, Light Of A Strange Day, is coming on Six Degrees on 3/24. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter...
Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society Out now!

Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society Out now!

Now available at all of your favorite music retailers: the debut, full length album from Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society. This collaboration between analog synth fanatics, Garry Hughes & Harvey Jones is a return to the days of gorgeous, warm, ambient music,...
Piers Faccini does a live session for Paste Magazine

Piers Faccini does a live session for Paste Magazine

  Piers Faccini doesn’t come over to the States very often but we are lucky to have him here on our shores right now for a brief tour. This live session that he just did for Paste Magazine shows him in fine form, mixing musical influences from different...
Piers Faccini is in the USA as part of his World Tour

Piers Faccini is in the USA as part of his World Tour

    Piers Faccini is in the midst of an extended world tour, supporting his excellent latest album, I Dreamed An Island. Right now, we have the rare pleasure of having him here in the United States. Check out his tour dates and don’t miss him if he comes to your...
Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society – Blue Filter OUT NOW!

Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society – Blue Filter OUT NOW!

  Our first release of 2017 comes out today and it’s a beautiful first taste of a new ambient project from electronic producers Garry Hughes & Harvey Jones, called Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society. (Named for the pioneering electronic producer, Delia...
Seven Of Our Records Selected As Best Of 2016 By CMJ

Seven Of Our Records Selected As Best Of 2016 By CMJ

  Congrats to all of our artists that made CMJ‘s Year End Chart of the Most Played World Music Albums of 2016. Big shout out to our radio promotion guru, Dave Sanford of Distiller Promo. You & your staff rock Dave! Céu, Bossacucanova Official, Zomba Prison...
Azam Ali Shares New Song And You Can Download It For Free

Azam Ali Shares New Song And You Can Download It For Free

  When one of the most beautiful voices on the planet, offers a new track for free, you best take note. New, free music from the one & only Azam Ali! This is directly from Azam: “Finally the day is here! With great joy, I share with all of you my newly...
Céu Shares New Stunning Video

Céu Shares New Stunning Video

      Hot on the heels of her two Latin Grammy wins, Céu graces us with this great new video for her track, “Varanda Suspensa”  ...
Great American Canyon In Depth Feature On Trové Magazine

Great American Canyon In Depth Feature On Trové Magazine

Lovely, in depth feature on Great American Canyon Band in Trouvé Magazine. If you’re not yet familiar with this group’s beautiful music, now is the perfect time to get caught up. Read the full feature and feast on the beautiful photos by Lindsay Hite here....
Céu just won two Latin Grammys!!

Céu just won two Latin Grammys!!

        We just got the word that Céu won the Latin Grammy for “Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album” and the “Best Engineered Album of the Year”! Congrats to her and to our friends at Urban Jungle for her recent album Tropix. You...

Niyaz at Jemison Concert Hall, Birmingham on 04/20/17

Related show Artist: Niyaz Tour: Niyaz Date: 04/20/17 Venue: Jemison Concert Hall City: Birmingham , AL Address: University of Alabama – Birmingham Country: United States Add to Google Calendar | Download...
Breathe, Re-Group & Rise – A post election survival playlist

Breathe, Re-Group & Rise – A post election survival playlist

We have just posted a new Spotify Playlist to soothe, inspire & provoke, in the wake of the U.S. Election. Please share with anyone you think might enjoy it. In troubled times, music can be a powerful way to articulate how we are feeling and what we aspire to....
Zomba Prison Project gets featured on NPR’s Goats and Soda

Zomba Prison Project gets featured on NPR’s Goats and Soda

NPR’s blog ‘Goats and Soda’ feature the Zomba Prison Project story and interview producer Ian Brennan. “One thing a lot of them have expressed to me: It’s given them confidence that their music has been heard beyond the walls of the...
PRI feature on Zomba Prison Project

PRI feature on Zomba Prison Project

“What is it about prisons and music? There’s Johnny Cash and his gigs at San Quentin and Folsom back in the 1960s. There’s also Eddie Palmieri and his funk outfit, Harlem River Drive, performing at Sing Sing in ’71. But those are free men...
Where can I donate to or buy Zomba Prison Project?

Where can I donate to or buy Zomba Prison Project?

   The outpouring of love in the wake of 60 Minutes story about the Zomba Prison Project has been overwhelming. Thank you to everyone that has sent us messages from around the world. In answer to many of your questions: This is how you can purchase both releases by...
Piers Faccini – I Dreamed An Island Out Now

Piers Faccini – I Dreamed An Island Out Now

    Now On Sale: I Dreamed An Island, the beautiful new release from Piers Faccini. Inspired by traditions centuries old — but firmly 21st century in its blending of languages, narratives and instrumental arrangements — electric guitars converse across...