Future Classics
Latin

Monsalve Y Los Forajidos “Abeja b​/​w Black & Decker” (Olindo Records)

via Olindo: Our first release comes from the Paris-based septet Monsalve Y Los Forajidos, led by Venezuelan bassist Raul Monsalve, the band is an amalgamation of sounds and influences that revolve around traditional afro-latin styles of music with a heavy dose of psychedelia, latin jazz, and funk. Both tracks originally …

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Worldwide Sounds

Denis Mpunga & Paul K. “Criola” (1980-1984, Music From Memory)

via MFM: The work of the Belgian/Congolese duo Denis Mpunga and Paul K. is the subject of Music From Memory’s latest compilation EP, ‘Criola’. Combining elements of traditional African music with experimental electronics, the pair recorded and released only a handful of tracks, scattered across a few obscure LP and …

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Worldwide Sounds

Alessandro Alessandroni “Afro Discoteca” (Four Flies Italy)

via Four Flies: Alessandro Alessandroni is one of the legendary composers and musicians that shaped the characteristic sound of Italian soundtrack of the ’60s and ’70s. This EP contains unreleased music composed and produced by Alessandro Alessandroni in the ’70s, taken from a dusty tape found in his vault. The …

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Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “The Original Sound Of Mali” (Mr. Bongo)

“The Original Sound of Mali” compiled by David “Mr Bongo” Buttle, Vik Sohonie (Ostinato Records) and 
Florent Mazzoleni. As featured as ‘Compilation of the Week’ on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music show. Malian music is arguably deeper, more sophisticated and lyrical than any other form of African music. Those of us …

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Worldwide Sounds

Ethio Stars / Tukul Band ft. Mulatu Astatke “Addis 1988” (1992, Piranha Records)

via Piranha: “Addis 1988” is the document of a moment in time when Mulatu Astatke was not yet the global Ethiojazz superstar he is today, but a change was gonna come for him, and for the whole world. In Ethiopia, the Derg had started to tumble and fall; Europe saw …

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Worldwide Sounds

Daymé Arocena “Cubafonía” (Brownswood Recordings)

via Brownswood: With Cuba poised to become more connected to the rest of the world, the Cuban people’s pride in a unique musical heritage has never felt more vital. Arising from that lineage, Daymé Arocena has returned to deliver an ambitious second long player; rooting her compositions in Cuba’s classic …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro

SJOB Movement “Friendship Train” (1977, Cultures Of Soul)

via Culturesofsoul: We’re excited to announce the first in a series of rare Nigerian releases we’re putting out with the help of Uchenna Ikonne. SJOB Movement’s “Friendship Train” was the second LP by the group and one which saw the group rise to new heights. It’s a masterpiece of African …

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Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu” (1975 – 1984, Uzelli)

via Kudos: “Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu” is a new, stimulating, and refreshing compilation of psychedelic sounds from Turkey, offering a new perspective with fresh names and undiscovered genres. Pressed for the first time on vinyl, released on CD and digital, all the tracks were discovered in Uzelli’s archives. Selected from thousands …

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Afro

Exclusive Premiere: Dele Sosimi “E Go Betta (DJ Khalab Remix)” (Wah Wah 45s)

London’s new Afrobeat king is here to party and you’re all welcome to join in! Dele Sosimi’s album “You No Fit Touch Am” was released in 2015 to much universal acclaim. A perfect document of the lessons the keyboard master and vocalist learned in Fela Kuti’s ranks during the ’70s …

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Afro

Various Artists “Synthesize the Soul: Astro​-​Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands” (1973​-​1988, Ostinato Records)

via Ostinato Records: “In Cape Verde, we had no access to electronic instruments,” said Tchiss Lopes, a Cape Verdean singer based in Rome. “In Europe, we had access, but we had to adapt. Audiences expected electronic sounds, but we still stayed true to our sound. At first, the music was …

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Worldwide Sounds

Abdou El Omari & Naima Samih “Nuits D’été” (Radio Martiko Belgium)

via Juno: First issue of this previously unreleased Oriental psych monster from the “organ king of Casablanca”. This is the previously unreleased Part Two of Abdou El Omari’s “Nuits Trilogy”, combining traditional rhythms with spaced out modern sounds. The album contains heavenly melodies from the Moroccan diva Naima Samih and …

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Future Classics
Brazil

Fabiano Do Nascimento “Tempo Dos Mestres” (Now-Again Records)

via Rappcats: Tempo dos Mestres (Time of the Masters) is the second album from the tireless, young Brasilian guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento. It is the third Brasilian album released on Now-Again, following Seu Jorge and Almaz and Do Nascimento’s debut “Dança dos Tempos”. Do Nascimento’s is joined on “Tempo dos …

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