January 21, 2018

Firstly we'd like to thank you for your interest in and support of the Maalem Mahmoud Gania album we released. You'll be glad to hear that the album will be available on vinyl again in early February in a second edition of 300 copies. We have been thrilled by the respo...

January 7, 2018

I've recently been finding lots of lovely cassettes of music from Pakistan and the Punjab when I was asked to put together a radio mix for the We Dig Deeper project, I took the opportunity to share some of this beautiful music.  What you get is a mix of Pakistani and P...

January 2, 2018

As we stand on the threshold of a new year, Hive Mind would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support and interest in our small endeavour. We’ve been really overwhelmed by the love our Maalem Mahmoud Gania record has received.
We’d like to take the oppo...

December 30, 2017

Jonathan More of the mighty Coldcut played Sidi Sma Ya Boulandi as the opening track on his best music of 2017 show (which features loads of great sounds and you can listen to here: https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/out-to-lunch-jon-more-21122017/). 

The album’s also r...

December 22, 2017

 We'd just like to thank everyone who has shown an interest in the label this year and to everyone who has supported the Maalem Mahmoud Gania release.  We worked hard to get the music out there and so it's lovely to see the music now getting some recognition.  We're re...

December 5, 2017

I spent a little time in Morocco in September, mainly in  Casablanca and Fes.  As usual I brought a heap of cassettes back to England, including two intriguing, unmarked home recorded cassettes of Mauritanian music.  The cassettes were old and dirty nth generation copi...

November 11, 2017

Well, it's not every day you read an album review like this one..." This is music which carries the weight of all that is, and all that has ever been, offering us the tools to know one another, and fight the evils of the world"

Thanks so much for the very kind words.


October 27, 2017

Check out James White’s great article about Gnawa music and Mahmoud Gania’s ‘Colours of the Night’:


September 26, 2017

We're feeling very honoured to have our first release become a Bandcamp Album of the Day. There's so much great music out there so it's wonderful that they should shine a light on the magical sounds of Maalem Mahmoud Gania.

Read the review: 


September 11, 2017

The good folks over at Twisted Soul have premiered the song Foulani from Colours of the Night alongside a rather lovely review.

Check it out!


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