Worldwide Sounds

Preview Emanative’s album with Four Tet collaboration “Makondi” (for the Steve Reid Foundation)

Gilles Peterson, The Steve Reid Foundation and Brownswood are delighted to announce the release of Emanative’s album “The Light Years of Darkness” Created with love for the Steve Reid Foundation Emanative’s latest body of work comes in the form of this incredible collaborative piece of art all in the name …

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Dj Mixes
Latin

Mix of the Day: Discos Alma “Pana-Soul”

Latin rythms have influenced music throughout america but less is discussed about Soul music’s influence on latin music. Panama is a region overflowing with some of the finest latin soul ever put to wax but to put together a full mix of these songs is quite a digging feat indeed. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: Azuquita Y Su Orquesta Melao “Pura Salsa” (1975)

This week’s choice was inspired by this past weekend. On Saturday I had the pleasure of playing with some of my favorite selectors in between live sets from La Mecanica Popular, Bixia 70 and The Frightnrs. Heavy tropical rhythms that had that converted mechanic shop in Brooklyn rocking lovely until …

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Guest Mixes
Worldwide Sounds

Guest Mix #42: BODY META (Montreal)

We’re happy to present a new mix from BODY META, aka Nico Sé and Dimitri two great Montreal DJ’s who decided to join forces a few months ago and have been for a year now. via Body Meta: This mix clocks in at just over two hours and embodies what we …

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Future Classics
Latin Reggae

Future Classic: Ticklah “Ya Llego” feat. Mayra Vega

I can be a bit reluctant to “edits” and “versions” of certain tracks, especially classics. More often then not the edits tend to strip the original soul and flavor of the track and replace it with a monotone breakbeat or an ill-fitting rhythm. Back in the early parts of last …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Junior Murvin (Junior Soul) “Rescue the children”

Junior Murvin is well known for the title track of his first album, the massive “Police & Thieves“. The song has been covered by The Clash in 1977 and most recently by Zara McFarlane who did her own beautiful smooth version of this classic. No other tune from him got even …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Forgotten Treasure: The Brooklyn Sounds “Libre:Free” (Salsa Records, 1973)

New York City birthed salsa. Back in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s when the first generation Nuyorican population was bridging Puerto Rico with Nueva York, the rhythms they gave life to, and equally gave them life, was salsa. It was an ill combination of various rhythms from Puerto Rico, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: The Blue Bells “Come Along” (1976)

Absolutely fantastic slept-on roots gem from the mid-70’s. Perfect for a cold winter day. “Come Along” was the biggest hit from The Blue Bells: Hector Wright (Lead) + and Raphael Martin (Harmony) and produced by Wright. It was recorded at Lee Scratch Perry‘s legendary Black Ark Studios. One of the …

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Latin Worldwide Sounds

Vampisoul “The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2”

Great new release full of funky, folky and psychedelic tropical bangers! via Vampisoul: “Vampisoul is back with a fresh batch of funky, folky and psychedelic tropical bangers from the deep vaults of Discos Fuentes (and its other properties, Tropical and Machuca). As previously stated in the first volume of this series, …

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Nohelani Cypriano “Lihue”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure : Nohelani Cypriano “Lihue” (1977)

I’ve been known to let videos speak for themselves when it comes to the 80’s. (Check out this post on Midnight Express’ “Danger Zone”) Well this track is no different, when I heard it on a Hawaiian music compilation LP (Home Grown vol.2) I was blown away by the bassline …

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Guest Mixes
Latin Soul Worldwide Sounds

Guest Mix #40: CHRISTIAN MARTIR (Sociedad Records, NYC)

via Christian Martir: “The mix was inspired by the soul and vibrations of New York City. The music of this mix refelcts the internal conversations we have during the commute we take from our homes to our busy lives. As we pass the various neighnoorhoods and go from underground to …

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Interviews
Worldwide Sounds

TENDERLONIOUS – in 10 Records

Seeing as we are huge fans of 22a music, we wanted to ask Tenderlonious, one of the founding members of the collective, about some his influences and favourite records. 22a is a London-based label which specializes in vinyl only releases and despite only having 3 releases so far, they are …

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