Future Classics
Reggae Soul

Future Classic: Fat Freddy’s Drop “Bays”

Via Fat Freddy’s Drop: Introducing BAYS a 9 track boil up heralding a fresh chapter in Freddys fantastic voyages. BAYS opens with slow burn funk of ‘Wairunga Blues’ journeying through a hybrid of reggae, hi-tek soul and jazz with techno rhythms underpinning Freddy’s signature horns and Joe Dukie’s smooth & …

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Worldwide Wednesdays
Worldwide Sounds

Habibi Funk – Funk, Soul, Psych Music from the Arab World

Some of you may have come across these fantastic mixes with the eye catching name of HABIBI FUNK. If you haven’t, then I thought this was essential to share this wonderful conceptual mix series and music platform. Jannis of Jakarta Records explains: “I got to travel a lot in north …

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Version Excursion
Worldwide Sounds

Version Excursion: “Let’s Start” (Comencemos)

Sometimes you don’t think a track can get anymore hype and energetic yet another band manages to cover it and make it pop even more. Fela Kuti‘s powerful Let’s Start took a life of its own when Latin Funk outfit Phirpo y sus Caribes transformed it into Comencemos. The horn …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Boban Petrovic “Zora” (1984)

via DISCOM: Boban Petrovic‘s ”Zora” is our first release that has been made under Disco not Disco record label and which had huge international success reaching N#1 at Juno Bestseller chart in July 2014 (first time one name from the Balkans took N#1 in one UK chart). It was made …

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Future Classics
Brazil House / Techno

Future Classic: Sabrina Malheiros “Opara” Ashley Beedle Remixes

via Far Out Records: “Following the sold out Theo Parrish remix of Marcos Valle’s ‘1985’ back in April, the second release in Far Out’s Brazilika 12” series features a highlight from Sabrina Malheiros’ 2011 album ‘Dreaming’: the blissed-out, sun soaked samba classic ‘Opara’, which gets three scorching remixes from UK …

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Mixtape Mondays
Reggae

Mix of the Day: “Inna BamBam Style” Deadly Dragon Sound

via Deadly Dragon Sound: “One of the great things about owning a record store is learning about the music you love through other people’s eyes. Over the past years we have found that throughout South America the Jamaican Styles and riddims that became the basis for modern day Reggaeton are …

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Worldwide Wednesdays
Worldwide Sounds

Brasil Brasil! “Part 1: From Samba to Bossa” (BBC Documentary)

A three-part series from BBC “The series offers a detailed account of the years in which Brazilian music has evolved and constantly changed, while capturing the global imagination. Filmed at Brazil’s massive carnival celebrations, in the lawless favelas, the extraordinary maracatu ceremonies of the northern countryside, and in the music …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Brother Resistance “Rapso Take Over” (1986)

I will never cease to be amazed at how many musical treasures elude us, despite our best (and near obsessive) efforts. I guess that’s what keep record diggers, DJ’s and labels going: the fact that there are still so many gems out there. Case in point, the good folks at Australia’s …

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Worldwide Wednesdays
Worldwide Sounds

Guest Mix: DJ Scientist & Fulgeance “The Soviet Tape (Original Breaks Mix)”

This very special mix contains tracks from Fulgeance & DJ Scientist‘s “The Soviet Tape Vol. 1” album together with original sample sources. Scientist, who was responsible for the source material and cuts for the Soviet Tape, dug out the original records again and mixed the tracks with Fulgeance’s reworks. The …

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Forgotten Treasures
Brazil

Forgotten Treasure: Lula Côrtes E Zé Ramalho “Paêbirú” (1975)

Paêbirú is an album by Brazilian artists Lula Côrtes and Zé Ramalho. The album was originally released in 1975 on Solar Records then reissued a few years ago on Mr. Bongo Records. It is one of the most sought after by collectors but also one of the most interesting records …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam & Full Force “I Wonder If I Take You Home”
Forgotten Treasures
Latin Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam & Full Force “I Wonder If I Take You Home” (1985)

I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that Latin Freestyle is due for a re-evaluation. With the sci-fi electro of Cybotron, Hashim and Man Parrish explicitly informing a lot of today’s most interesting dance music production—its wiggly synths and mechanized funk percussion creeping into the Night Slugs camp’s output, among …

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Version Excursion
Brazil Worldwide Sounds

Version Excursion: “Tudo O Que Voce Queria Ser” (Milton Nascimento)

Tudo O Que Voce Queria Ser by Milton Nascimento is the opening track of his legendary Clube da Esquina album (with Lo Borges) and it also represents the start of a whole brazilian regional renaissance. Nascimento’s creative vision, his personal poetic songwriting and his truly unique voice sparked a revolution …

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