Guest Mixes
Afro

Guest Mix #50: NIK WESTON (Mukatsuku Records, UK)

Special guest mix by MUKATSUKU head honcho and digger extraordinaire: NIK WESTON! Nik Weston is a DJ, music producer, record label owner of Mukatsuku Records and music buyer for Juno Records. Based out of London, UK, he was from the late 1990s to 2007 a key player in the promotion …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: The Har-You Percussion Group (1969, ESP Disk)

Uptown baby, Uptown. Once you pass the Upper West and East Sides of Manhattan you are quickly transferred to a whole new world. From Harlem up through Washington Heights and all the way into Inwood, the diversity of cultures and realities that you experience are what gives New York City …

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Disco Worldwide Sounds

“Disco Dildar” Rare Gems from Pakistan’s Lollywood 70/80’s era

via the always amazing Finders Keepers Records: Never one to merely scrape the surface of a niche genre, the Finders Keepers bloodhound digs deeper still into the core of the Indian subcontinent exhuming a concise party pack of opulent, off-centre Pakistani party targets driven by the pounding drum box rhythms …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Palmieri “In Concert At The University Of Puerto Rico” (1971, Coco Records)

After watching Eddie Palmieri perform last week, I posted a picture on Instagram with the caption “I want to put Eddie Palmieri in a time capsule. So in case thousands of years from now Puerto Ricans no longer exist and they speak of us like they do of lost civilizations, …

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Beats Brazil

Theo Parrish & Daz-I-Kue remix Marcos Valle to celebrate Far Out’s 20 Year Anniversary

via FarOut Records: “A 12” single featuring two tracks by Marcos Valle – one of Brazil’s most accomplished artists and composers – remixed by underground dance music pioneers and long-time label friends, Theo Parrish and Bloodfire (aka Daz I Kue). The A side is taken from the forthcoming Brazilka compilation: …

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Guest Mixes
Afro Worldwide Sounds

Guest Mix #47: DJ KHALAB (Black Acre Records, London)

We’re very excited to host this exclusive mix from DJ Khalab, a new addition to the Black Acre Records roster, a label we’ve loved for quite some time now. Black Acre is one of the most interesting, diverse and daring electronic music labels out there, but also one of the most …

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Dj Mixes
Worldwide Sounds

Mix of the Day: Radio Jakarta 007: Jannis (Jakarta Records) “Arabic 60s/70s Vinyl Mix Part 2”

via Jakarta Records: “I got to travel a lot in north africa in the last years thru touring with blitz the ambassador and the studio session with oddisee for sawtuha in tunisia. while being there i did some digging and found some incredible music from the 60s and 70s. some …

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Brazil

Essential Compilation: The Brazilian Boogie Connection – From Rio to Sao Paolo (1976 – 1983)

Brazilian music has always found a way to musically borrow from other cultures, while remaining true to its national heritage. From Bossa Jazz to Tropicalia Pyschedelic Rock, o som brasileiro resonated loud and clear, but with the advance of the Disco era it was increasingly harder to stay distinctive. Boogie …

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Worldwide Sounds

Preview Emanative’s album with Four Tet collaboration “Makondi” (for the Steve Reid Foundation)

Gilles Peterson, The Steve Reid Foundation and Brownswood are delighted to announce the release of Emanative’s album “The Light Years of Darkness” Created with love for the Steve Reid Foundation Emanative’s latest body of work comes in the form of this incredible collaborative piece of art all in the name …

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Dj Mixes
Latin

Mix of the Day: Discos Alma “Pana-Soul”

Latin rythms have influenced music throughout america but less is discussed about Soul music’s influence on latin music. Panama is a region overflowing with some of the finest latin soul ever put to wax but to put together a full mix of these songs is quite a digging feat indeed. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Azuquita Y Su Orquesta Melao “Pura Salsa” (1975)

This week’s choice was inspired by this past weekend. On Saturday I had the pleasure of playing with some of my favorite selectors in between live sets from La Mecanica Popular, Bixia 70 and The Frightnrs. Heavy tropical rhythms that had that converted mechanic shop in Brooklyn rocking lovely until …

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Guest Mixes
Worldwide Sounds

Guest Mix #42: BODY META (Montreal)

We’re happy to present a new mix from BODY META, aka Nico Sé and Dimitri two great Montreal DJ’s who decided to join forces a few months ago and have been for a year now. via Body Meta: This mix clocks in at just over two hours and embodies what we …

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