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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Future Classics
Latin

Monsalve Y Los Forajidos “Abeja b​/​w Black & Decker” (Olindo Records)

via Olindo: Our first release comes from the Paris-based septet Monsalve Y Los Forajidos, led by Venezuelan bassist Raul Monsalve, the band is an amalgamation of sounds and influences that revolve around traditional afro-latin styles of music with a heavy dose of psychedelia, latin jazz, and funk. Both tracks originally …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Denis Mpunga & Paul K. “Criola” (1980-1984, Music From Memory)

via MFM: The work of the Belgian/Congolese duo Denis Mpunga and Paul K. is the subject of Music From Memory’s latest compilation EP, ‘Criola’. Combining elements of traditional African music with experimental electronics, the pair recorded and released only a handful of tracks, scattered across a few obscure LP and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Alessandro Alessandroni “Afro Discoteca” (Four Flies Italy)

via Four Flies: Alessandro Alessandroni is one of the legendary composers and musicians that shaped the characteristic sound of Italian soundtrack of the ’60s and ’70s. This EP contains unreleased music composed and produced by Alessandro Alessandroni in the ’70s, taken from a dusty tape found in his vault. The …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “The Original Sound Of Mali” (Mr. Bongo)

“The Original Sound of Mali” compiled by David “Mr Bongo” Buttle, Vik Sohonie (Ostinato Records) and 
Florent Mazzoleni. As featured as ‘Compilation of the Week’ on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music show. Malian music is arguably deeper, more sophisticated and lyrical than any other form of African music. Those of us …

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