Pete Buckenham

Pete OntheCorner is a DJ / Label Boss / Intrepid sound-explorer and music journalist. Starting OntheCorner records followed years of digging stores, investigating international scenes, DJing and writing about music. A passion for exploring music cultures led to Pete embarking on a year revelling in the contemporary music scene’s of African capitals travelling across the continent to hear new sounds from the street. His label and DJ sets journey with sounds from drinking spots, basements and stages from all corners. Modal jazz to disco-fied house to electronica from East Africa, the Andes, Poona or Peckham all sustain Pete’s hungry ears.


Pete Buckenham’s Best of 2016:

1. Shabaka and the Ancestors – Wisdom of Elders FULL ALBUM (Brownswood) Review here

2. Dinosaur – Together, As One FULL ALBUM (Edition)

3. Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison – In Movement FULL ALBUM (ECM) Review here

4. Nduduzo Makhathini – Icilongo FULL ALBUM (Gundu Entertainment) Review here

5. Saul Williams – MartyrLoserKing FULL ALBUM (Fader Label)

6. Anthony Joseph – Caribbean Roots FULL ALBUM (Strut/Heavenly Sweetness) Review here

7. Muslim Gauze – Ali Zarin FULL ALBUM (Staalplaat)

8. Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos FULL ALBUM (Lex)

9. Jakob Skøtt – All The Colours Of The Dust – FULL ALBUM (El Paraiso)

10. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – We Be All Africans FULL ALBUM (Strut)

11. Stan Douglas – Luanda-Kinshasa (VF Editions)

12. Jamal Moss/Mark Sanders/Orphy Robinson – Priming The Population Thru Subversive Experimental Sonic Gestures (OTOroku) From the single track album ‘01.01.16’

13. Rizan Said “High Tension Zamer” (Discrepant) From the album ‘The King of Keyboard’

14. Leon Vynehall “Kiburu’s” (Running Back) From the album ‘Rojus (Designed To Dance)’

15. Vibration Black Finger “Black Pearl” (Enid) EP

16. Melanie Di Biasio “Blackened Cities” (PIAS) From the single track album ‘Blackened Cities’

17. Byron the Aquarius “Aquarian Voyage” (Sound Signature) EP

18. Jessy Lanza “It Means I Love You” (Hyperdub) From the album ‘Oh No’

19. Tenderlonius “Song for My Father” (22a) From the mini-album ‘On Flute’

20. Steve Spacek “Follow Me” (Eglo) 12″

Pete Buckenham’s Best of 2015:

1. Cara Stacey – Things That Grow (Kit) Review here

2. Charles Lloyd – Wild Man Dance (Blue Note) Review here

3. Nat Birchall – Invocations (Jazzman) Review here

4. Auntie Flo -Theory of Flo (Huntleys + Palmers)

5. Eska – Eska (Naim)

6. Owiny Sigoma Band – Nyanza (Brownswood)

7. Brian Ellis Group – Escondido Sessions (El Paraiso) Review here

8. TisDass – Yamedan (Sahel Sounds)

9. Roots Manuva – Bleeds (Big Dada)

10. Sarah Williams White – Of The New World (First Word)

11. Songhoy Blues – Music in Exile (Transgressive)

12. Romare – Projections (Ninja Tune)

13. Bastien Keb – Dinking In The Shadows of Zizou (One-Handed) Review here

14. Jimi Tenor & Umo – Mysterium Magnum (Herakles)

15. Sons of Kemet – Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do (Naim)

16. Dele Sosimi – You No Fit Touch Am (Wah Wah 45s)

17. El Mahdy Jr – Ghost Tapes (Discrepant)

18. Géraud Portal & Etienne Déconfin – Brothers (Gaya Music Production) Review here

19. Kode9 ‎– Nothing (Hyperdub)

20. iZem – Hafa Blue (Private Press)

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