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Worldwide Sounds

Tewolde Redda “Eritrea’s Guitar Pioneer Singles 1970-73” (1970, Domino Sound)

via Boomkat: A fascinating and engaging compilation of Tewolde Redda’s milestone singles for the Philips, Amha and Yared labels c. 1970-73. This album includes songs that are all responsible for revolutionizing traditional Eritrean music, with innovative use of amplified kirar, electric guitar and horns – as thoroughly outlined in the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Rupa Biswas “Disco Jazz” (1982, Ovular Records)

via Piccadilly: After adding a heaped teaspoon of spice to the Piccadilly Records pot with two volumes of “Early Pakistani Dance Music”, Ovular return to the shelves with a red hot reissue of THE Indian disco holy grail. Engineered at Calgary’s Living Room Studios in 1982, “Disco Jazz” was the …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Osunlade “Dedication EP” (Yoruba Records)

via Yoruba: The anticipation between Osunlade albums are experiences in themselves. The high priest of House, his sound legitimizes the unseen spirit world that informs the pulse in every song he crafts. “Dedication” functions like a sound library, a place where you can find indigenous rhythms from around the world, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro

Vincent Ahehehinnou “Best Woman” (1978, Analog Africa)

via Analog Africa: In early 1978, Vincent Ahehehinnou left the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou without explanation. He had been one of their principal vocalist since 1968 and had helped transform them from a hard-charging nightclub band into a musical powerhouse and Africa-wide sensation. By the end of 1977, after an …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Mr. Mitch “Devout” (Planet Mu)

Miles Mitchell aka Mr. Mitch releases his second album “Devout” – a beautiful, grown-up pop record with its foundation in grime. It’s about love, loyalty, family and the start and end of relationships, with an overarching theme about becoming a father, all delivered with warmth and emotion. Miles even sings …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

FYI Chris “Snafubar” (Rhythm Section International)

via Rhythm Section: After a blistering end to 2016, Rhythm Section INTL begins its 2017 schedule with a second outing from local Peckham duo FYI Chris. The pair have clearly been hard at work in the studio in between shifts at Rye Wax since their last EP for RS INTL …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Various Artists “Southwest Side Story: Vol. 19”

There are hundreds of bootlegs out there to sate the ravenous soulero set, and so often they incorporate songs in the vast Numero catalog. Rather than beat them, Numbero joins them with our answer to the iconic East Side Story series. Eschewing our classic look and standard-bearing copious notes for …

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Guest Mix
Eclectic

MIMS Guest Mix: DJ BRUCE (DJ Palace, NYC)

A warm, funky, weird, international acid trip for your ears. This mix was inspired by a couple things – the first was that I spend a lot of time in dance music centered environments. The untz untz, while I love it, can get a little overwhelming for me after hours …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Various Artists “Forward: 20 Years Rainy City Music 1996-2016” (Rainy City Music)

via SOTU: Brand new compilation LP celebrating 20 years of Rainy City Music in Manchester. This Deep House LP called ‘Forward’ features eight exclusive unreleased on vinyl tracks by various artists from the around the world. Detroit’s Wajeed aka Jeedo, Toto Chiavetta aka Who, NY poets Baba Israel and Bonafide …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

El Michels Affair “Return To The 37th Chamber” (Big Crown Records)

The wait is over, “Return To The 37th Chamber” is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s underground cult classic “Enter the 37th Chamber”. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it’s clear that EMA’s signature …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Tradition “Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol” (1980, Bokeh Versions)

via Bokeh Versions: Years before Scientist and Jammy battled the space invaders, Tradition dreamt up a sci-fi jazz/dub odyssey in north London. “Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol” is one of the most singular dub albums that barely saw the light of day. A conscious effort to create a new …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Actress “AZD” (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: Actress, real name Darren Jordan Cunningham, known to friends as DAZ, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called “AZD” (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. An artist who has always preferred to make music than …

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