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Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi “Hind” (Radio Martiko)

Dark Tango, mysterious Twist and psychedelic Cha-cha-cha aren’t the first styles you’d expect from a ’60s Egyptian Soundtrack. Romanticist and artistic all-rounder Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi stands out with this absolute timeless musical production for his 1969 movie “Respectable Families”. Here on ‘Hind (cha-cha-cha)’, listeners are placed in a time machine …

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Guest Mixes
House / Techno Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Partner Music (XVI Records / High Praise, London)

Partner Music of XVI Records and High Praise Edits takes us around the world with this mix that blends sounds from all across the globe. “Calling upon aspects of African, Indian, Brazilian, Jamaican, Colombian, Turkish and Tamil sounds thrown in with Disco, Electronica, House and carefully chosen Edits. This mix …

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Playlists
Reggae

Equiknoxx Selects: Bobby Digital Productions (Picked by Gavsborg)

(Photo Credit by Jik Rueben) Gavsborg: “For kids growing up in Kingston in the ‘90s there was a particular sound that you couldn’t avoid.” Whether you were a fan of Reggae, Dancehall, or just a patron, you could always count on a particular style of Jamaican music in the background …

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Artist Spotlight
Electronic Worldwide Sounds

3 Steps To: Clap! Clap!

If explosive, joyful percussion mixed with earthy electronics is your thing, get to know Clap! Clap! Hailing from Italy, his music makes a global impression with a rowdy mix of worldwide rhythms (some of which he actually records while out on the road). He’s been featured everywhere from Joseph Capriati’s …

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Artist Spotlight
Electronic Reggae

3 Steps To: Equiknoxx

Kingston, Jamaica’s Equiknoxx emerged as one of Dancehall’s most innovative production teams during the 2010s. What makes them stand apart from the rest is their ability to make both classic Dancehall hits as well as extremely left-field Dub Techno-inspired rhythms. It all stems from the same place, but it’s always cool when …

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Guest Mixes
Brazil Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Balako (Greco-Roman Records, Rio de Janeiro)

Known for blending a vast array of styles from House to Salsa to Carimbo to ’70s Disco and Funk, Brazilian duo Balako (an ’80s slang word meaning ‘a good type of mess’) deliver a superb mix of summer grooves! Inspired by their vibrant city and its unique inhabitants named Cariocas, …

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Artist Spotlight
Electronic Worldwide Sounds

3 Steps To: DJ LAG

For those who don’t know, DJ LAG is considered one of the pioneers of the distinct club sound of South Africa known as Gqom (pronounced gom). Hailing from Durban and producing music since 2010, DJ LAG (real name Lwazi Asanda Gwala) has been turning some major heads on his rise …

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Guest Mixes
Reggae

MIMS Guest Mix: Jay Glass Dubs (Bokeh Versions, Athens)

Jay Glass Dubs is one of three aliases of Athens-based Dimitris Papadatos. Known for his alien-like Dub excursions on labels like Bokeh Versions, Berceuse Heroique, and Ecstatic, Jay Glass Dubs is a defining factor in this weird and mysterious musical world. Here we asked him to provide some of his …

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Afro

Exclusive Premiere: Segun Adewale “Atewo-Lara Ka Tepa Mo’se (Ben Gomori’s Jùish Edit)”

The 4th edition in the acclaimed Sterns Edits series sees curator Ben Gomori open up the Sterns Music catalogue to other keen re-editors — with Brownswood / Worldwide genius SMBD (aka Simbad) the first to step up to the plate. Nigeria’s Segun Adewale is sometimes referred to as the ‘crown …

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Latin Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Insólito UniVerso “Vuelve” (Olindo Records)

We are proud to present the second release in Olindo Records’ Venezuelan 7″ trilogy, coming from Paris based quartet Insólito UniVerso! The quartet takes inspiration from a wide range of sources such as Psychedelic Folk, Baroque singing, and traditional Latin American music, particularly through the rhythms and instruments of Venezuelan …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Kamal Keila “Muslims and Christians” (1992, Habibi Funk)

For their eighth project, Germany’s Habibi Funk Records have directed their attention to the musical archives of Kamal Keila. How the label and Kamal Keila connected is a spectacular story, and the when’s and the why’s of how these recordings came to exist make this compilation of tracks even more …

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Afro Worldwide Sounds

Video Premiere: Thabang Tabane “Nyanda Yeni”

We are proud to present the official music video for ‘Nyanda Yeni’, the first single from South Africa’s Thabang Tabane’s upcoming debut solo album, “Matjale”. Son of the late, legendary Dr. Philip Nchipi Tabane, who originated and pioneered Malombo music in the early 1960s, Thabang Tabane has been touring the …

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