Future Classics
Beats Worldwide Sounds

Mo Kolours “Meroe EP” (22a)

via 22a: It’s been a hot minute since the tropical sounds of Mo Kolours have graced the airwaves, so it’s with great pleasure that we see him return to 22a via a choice selection of cuts presented on a limited 7” vinyl, with original artwork designed by the man himself! …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Sorry Bamba “Du Mali” (1977, Africa Seven)

via Africa Seven: One of the most pivotal figures in the history of Malian music is Sorry Bamba. His work spans five decades and his music bridges the gap between Mali’s cultural traditions and new the music which arose from the musical cross overs which occurred in Mali’s post-Colonial period. …

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Guest Mix
Electronic Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Ambassadeurs “The Silk Road Mix” (Lost Tribe, Brighton)

“The inspiration for this mix came about after being introduced to loads of amazing Turkish psychedelic music by my girlfriend who comes from Istanbul and brings me records whenever she goes back to visit her hometown… This led me to delve deeper into the music from the surrounding countries to …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

‘Om’ Alec Khaoli “Say You Love Me” (1985, Awesome Tapes From Africa)

via ATFA: “Say You Love Me” wasn’t ‘Om’ Alec Khaoli’s first solo recording but the 1985 EP solidified the bass player and songwriter’s standing as one of South Africa’s most consistently innovative pop auteurs. He built a career on ubiquitous rock, pop and soul hits with groundbreaking bands like the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “Pop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon” (1976​-​1984, Analog Africa)

via Analog Africa: The Pop Makossa adventure started in 2009, when Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb first travelled to Cameroon to make an initial assessment of the country’s musical situation. He returned with enough tracks for an explosive compilation highlighting the period when funk and disco sounds began to …

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Guest Mix
Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: SMODBT (Brussels, Belgium)

Expect an audiophile journey which celebrates the music styles originating from parts of the world less fortunate than our own. You’ll certainly pass by baile-funk in Da Rocinha, kwaito-boogie in Soweto, darky-grime in Newham, electronic-a-rabica in Manshiet Nasser or even jazzy-dangdut in Bandung. FULL DESCRIPTION COMING SOON TRACKLIST 1- Lama …

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Future Classics
Worldwide Sounds

Alemayehu Eshete “Alteleyeshegnem” (Philophon)

via Philophon: Alemayehu Eshete is considered the golden voice of Ethiopia. Since his first hit single “Seul” in 1961 he has become the father figure of the soulful stream of Ethiopian music. In Ethiopia, no other musician adapted the newest trends from the US soul scene as consequently as Alemayehu …

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Guest Mix
Latin

MIMS Guest Mix: Tumbao Radio (Colombia Special)

Tumbao is an Afro-Latin Soundsystem that will make the dancefloor hustle to the tropical sounds of vinyl records from African, Latin, Caribbean and Oriental shores. In this inaugural episode for Radio Tumbao, the Montreal-based collective (formed of DJ Rhythm & Hues, Dr. Bahar and frequent MIMS contributor ASMA) cooks up …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “ETHIOPIQUES BOX 7” (Heavenly Sweetness)

via Rush Hour: RSD exclusive release; box set of 6 Ethiopian 7″ reissues. Many of the tracks were later included on the iconic Ethiopiques series of albums and compilations, which brought the treasures of the Ethiopian music scene of the ’60s and ’70s to a wider audience. The original 7″s …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Al Massrieen “Habibi Funk 006: Modern Music” (1970, Habibi Funk)

via Boomkat: Disco, Funk and modernized Arabic Pop from Egypt! “In the beginning of Habibi Funk, our search was focussed on vinyl records. Around a year ago though, we got to the point where we realized that it became substantially harder to discover music that we enjoyed and hadn’t heard …

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Forgotten Treasures
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
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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