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Afro

“Space Echo” The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed!

via Analog Africa: In the spring of 1968 a cargo ship was preparing to leave the port of Baltimore with an important shipment of musical instruments. Its final destination was Rio De Janeiro, where the EMSE Exhibition (Exposição Mundial Do Son Eletrônico) was going to be held. It was the …

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Soul & Funk

Favourite Records presents AOR Global Sounds Vol​.​2

via Favourite Records: Following the recent acclaimed first edition of AOR Global Sounds compilation, DJ and producer Charles Maurice’s dug even deeper through international lost productions to create a sequel for this series. The result is AOR Global Sounds Vol.2, a new compilation made of 8 forgotten and rare tracks …

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Jazz

Gilles Peterson pays tribute to crucial German Jazz label MPS

via MPS: Gilles Peterson has a special love affair with MPS. To be exact, it goes back more than three decades to the London of the 1980’s when Gilles stood at the beginning of an exceptional career as DJ, Radio personality, and producer. At that time he was already interested …

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Soul & Funk

New Orleans Funk Collectors Edition 7″ Box Set for Record Store Day 2016

Soul Jazz Records’ Record Store Day Exclusive Limited-Edition New Orleans Funk 7” Box Set comprising five classic New Orleans’ seven-inch singles reproduced here in exact replica bespoke label artwork and all digitally re-mastered. Seriously rare, killer and classic party tunes from the Big Easy, brought together here in this unique …

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Tenderlonious “All Your Way / Bobs Riddim” (22a Music)

via Sounds of the Universe: Fresh from an in-demand EP release on Osunlade’s ‘Yoruba’ label, Tenderlonious is back on his own 22a label, focusing once again on the outer reaches of the club. Opening with the deep, low-swinging, technosoul of ‘All Your Way’ (featuring a rare Tenderlonious vocal) the mood …

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House / Techno

12 To 30 “Altered Possibility EP” (Sistrum Recordings)

via Echo Is One: 12 TO 30 gives us an EP of significant quality under a label which needs no more introduction: Sistrum Recordings. Composed of three artists (Tazz, Giovanni Randizi and Bacanito), 12 TO 30 orchestrates a voyage to a complex acoustic environment, using constant rhythms with refined textures …

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Afro

The Sound of Durban, South Africa – Compilation by Gqom Oh!

via Gqom: ‘The Sound of Durban Vol.1’ represents the first full length compilation collecting the sound of the suburbs and townships of Durban, South Africa known as “gqom”. The album unites many of the local young producers of this fresh genre over 15 tracks on double LP and digital (with …

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Latin Worldwide Sounds

Motor City Drum Ensemble remixes Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band

via Brownswood: “The latest chapter in the long standing relationship between Gilles Peterson and the music of Cuba sees him explore the roots of rumba through a project comprising three parts: a feature length documentary, a collection of remixes and a free sample pack. Produced in collaboration with rum maker …

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Jazz

Brilliant Compilation of the Mysterious Napoleon Cherry’s work

The subject of Music From Memory’s latest compilation release is the elusive and mysterious Philadelphian musician Napoleon Cherry (aka Cool Waters). Oddball funk biz TIP! In the late 80’s and early 90’s Cherry privately released two LP’s and an EP which form the basis of this retrospective, alongside an unreleased …

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