Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Half Pint “Mr. Landlord” (1983)

This is the undisputed anthem for all Tenants Worldwide. The one you should blast out of your apartment when the rent is past due a few days. Let Lindon Roberts aka Half-Pint express your frustration in the most laid-back way possible. Ease Up Mr. Landlord… Di roof is leaking di pipe …

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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
Reggae

Mix of the Day: Double Barrel (Reggae Samples and Hip Hop Classics) by J Gravy + DJ Corey Chase

via Okayplayer.com The ties between hip-hop and reggae have always run deep, but on DJ Gravy and DJ Corey Chase’s new Double Barrel mixtape they’re brought a little closer to the surface. Loaded with blend after blend after blend of vibrant reggae material and the hip-hop classics that sampled it, …

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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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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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