Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: These Eyes “Soca Hustle”

One more killer reissue from the Toronto duo who have been flawless with the label’s first seven releases. We’re very excited about #8. via Invisible City: One of the most mysterious and outsider ‘Soca’ 45s out there by Michael ‘These Eyes’ Timothy. The A-side ‘Let Me Love’ sounds like doo …

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Future Classics
House / Techno Worldwide Sounds

Future Classic: Niagara “Impar” EP (Principe Records)

I was doing my weekly routine of sifting through piles of House & Techno releases which after a while gets very draining. Every release starts sounding the same and it’s not long before the same laws of percentages apply for me: 60% of the music is uninspired and sounds like …

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Latin

Marcos Valle Radio Session + Interview on NTS

Absolutely brilliant radio session with Far Out Records on London’s NTS Radio with a very special guest in the studio. Legendary Brazilian singer and songwriter Marcos Valle shares some stories behind some of his key records and the history and social context of Brazil in the 60’s and 70’s. A …

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Sunday @ the Movies
Worldwide Sounds

Documentaries on HAITIAN Vodou, Art & Culture

Soul Jazz Records/Films presents Iron in the Soul, a stunning new DVD collection of documentary films about the world of Haiti – Vodou, art & culture by filmmaker and photographer Leah Gordon. Gordon’s photography book ‘Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti’ was published by Soul Jazz …

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Future Classics
Worldwide Sounds

Future Classic: Daymé Arocena “New Era” (Brownswood Recordings)

The power and beauty of music is greatly held in the ability of the listener to understand and feel the emotion being shared by the artist. When that shared emotion is absent or masked by filters or other tools, more often than not the song falls short of having a …

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Guest Mixes
Worldwide Sounds

Guest Mix: MUTE SPEAKER (UK) “Cabinet of Curiosities”

Since we’ve recently discovered his intriguing and unique productions, we asked Brighton’s MUTE SPEAKER to do a little session for us. On the mix he calls “Cabinet of Curiosities”, the musician, producer and DJ goes deep into some of his influences ranging from psych rock, afrobeat, cumbia and other worldwide …

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Future Classics
Afro

Future Classic: Nozinja “Nozinja Lodge”

Although I try to keep up to date with all of the various music and dance scenes popping up in Africa I am by no means an expert. However, whenever i take time to do some research I always find the African styles inspiring and unique: sadly with globalized culture it’s …

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Dj Mixes
Afro Soul

Mix of the Day: Alex Nut “Mix for Thump”

Brilliant eclectic mix for the one Alex Nut that will please your dancing feet and stimulate your mind! Lots of curve balls and well researched gems from the Alex who is a resident DJ on Rinse FM and the co-founder of EGLO & Ho_tep records. Not your run of the …

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Latin

Mix of the Day: Daptone Podcast by Christian Martir

I was honored to have been asked by Daptone Records to do a mix for their Podcast series. It was the first time a “non-soul” mix was featured, so I had to represent. The mix goes from straight guaguanco to mozambique to plena. Essentially the soul music of Puerto Ricans. …

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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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