Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band

Pat Thomas is a living legend of Ghanaian Highlife, as are many of the musicians that play on this record – such as Ralph Karikari, who was behind the outstanding basslines of Dr. K Gyasi’s Noble Kings; Osei Tutu, trumpet player of Hedzoleh Soundz; and Tony Allen, who needs no introduction. But equally exiting is […]

Sun Ra and His Arkestra – In the Orbit of Ra

Sun Ra and His Arkestra, ‘In The Orbit of Ra’ – Art direction and design A huge honour to have been brought on board to create the artwork for this Marshall Allen-curated compilation of music from Sun Ra and his Arkestra. Released on Strut in collaboration with Art Yard records, In the Orbit of Ra […]

Haiti Direct LP

Front cover design for Hugo Mendez’s latest compilation for Strut Records, Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz and Twoubadou sounds, 1960-1978 – double CD and vinyl packages showcasing the island’s unique Compas Direct sound of the ’60s and ’70s. Released end of Jan ’14. More info from Hugo here, and on the Strut site […]

Cornel Campbell meets Soothsayers // Nothing Can Stop Us

LP sleeve design, illustration & typography Label: Strut Records

Sofrito // Tropical Discotheque

Sofrito’s debut compilation! A presentation of the Sofrito Tropical Warehouse sound – 15 tracks from the tropics representing the Sofrito label and its sweltering parties. Strut Records, who are releasing the record, gave us free-reign and the result is a fully illustrated double gatefold LP, and 6-panel CD wallet, with liner notes from Hugo detailing […]