Guest Mixes
Afro Disco Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Déni Shain (Atangana Records, Marseille)

Déni Shain is DJ, producer, and percussionist. After having travelled the world for almost 20 years searching for new music and artists, he discovered along the way a stash of rare musical pearls – in Europe, Africa and Latin America – music which he shares with us to enjoy in …

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Tumbao Radio
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Tumbao Radio – Show #06 “Caribbean Funk” (Hosted by Tumbao)

Tumbao Radio’s 6th instalment is a musical tour of the Caribbean. From Haitian Kompa to Trinidadian Calypso, the music of these culturally porous island nations represents a stew of African and Latin influences topped with funky flavours. In addition to the Tumbao crew’s selections, this mix is infused with rare …

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Boom Music
Eclectic Jazz Worldwide Sounds

BOOM MUSIC – Show #43 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

Spring finally arrives in London and with it a new selection by Colectivo Futuro! Featuring new and upcoming music from Jessica Lauren, Sean Khan featuring Hermeto Pascoal, Nu Guinea, Rodrigo Tavares, and Waaju on our very own Olindo Records. As well as old favourites by Weldon Irvine, Leroy Hutson, Okay …

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Exclusive PreviewInterviews
Afro Jazz Latin

Waaju Discuss Forthcoming LP & Premiere “Kaolack”

Olindo Records is delighted to present its second release and first LP by London based Afro-Latin Jazz quintet Waaju. A project that never stands still, Waaju’s members have been busy as part of other ensembles (Caravela, Bahla, Jordan Rakei, and Ashley Henry to name a few), which means they cherish …

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Brazil Jazz

Video Premiere: Sean Khan “Moment Of Collapse (feat. Heidi Vogel)”

For his third album for Far Out Recordings, London based multi-instrumentalist and one of Europe’s finest saxophonists Sean Khan ventured to Rio de Janeiro to collaborate with iconic Brazilian polymath Hermeto Pascoal. Taking its title from the escaped slave settlement ‘Palmares’ in the Northeast of Brazil during the 1600s, “Palmares …

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House / Techno Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Gozar X Captain Planet “Pitie”

Gozar & Captain Planet reinterpret a forgotten tune to fit in on a modern dance floor, making it perfect for welcoming in the summer sun. In Captain Planet‘s own words – “Gozar and I have both connected over our shared deep love and appreciation for obscure vintage music from Africa …

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Tumbao Radio
Worldwide Sounds

Tumbao Radio – Show #05 “Vacile Picotero” (Hosted by Tumbao)

The latest instalment of Tumbao Radio is a vinyl-fueled ride through the barrios of Cartagena and Barranquilla, a VACILE PICOTERO, inspired by the streetside soundsystem culture and afro-colombian rarities typical of the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Congolese Soukous, Ghanaian Highlife, and Nigerian Afro-Funk were among the staples of Pico soundsystem …

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Brazil Disco

Exclusive Premiere: Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra “Give It To Me”

Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra returns with Black Sun, its second full-length album of 100% original, unadulterated disco sophistication, featuring all three original members of pioneering Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth; a full orchestra with arrangements split between Arthur Verocai and Azymuth’s late maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami; plus members of the …

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Around The World
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Boiler Room Presents “Istanbul Psychedelia: BaBa ZuLa”

Boiler Room went on a trip into the world of Istanbul psychedelia with BaBa ZuLa – one of the most prolific bands to come out of Istanbul’s underground scene in recent musical history. In this seven minute long mini-documentary, they chronicle the rich history of BaBa ZuLa and why the …

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Afro House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Mpumi “Isilima” (Kalahari Oyster Cult)

Kalahari Oyster Cult presents the reissue of sought-after Kwaito album “Singapore” by Mpumi. Originally released in 1995 on Kariba Records, this album has been in the crosshairs of collectors for a long time. All tracks from the original LP were restored and pressed over 2LP for your listening pleasure. Kwaito …

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Afro Electronic Hip-Hop House / Techno Jazz Soul & Funk

Crucial Material – January 26, 2018

Some big ones coming through the speakers this week, damn! No funny business with the latest yield of releases, and that is a fact. It’s left it hard for us to pick a favourite… so we’ll leave that up to you! Go get ’em. Chris Dave and the Drumhedz “Chris …

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Afro Jazz

Remembering Hugh Masekala

Not often is a musician the embodiment of an entire musical genre let alone a social movement. In the case of South African Jazz giant Hugh Masekela who sadly left us today, the argument can be made that his powerful horn playing and songwriting accomplished just that. Masekela flourished in …

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