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Mix Of The Day

Mix of the Day: Moonstarr “Winter Samba”

A really great guest mix from our dear friend mr. Moonstarr. He did this one a few years ago and it’s timeless! This one is definitely helping us get through the last months of the long Montreal winter. 01 – Edu Lobo – Jogo De Roda 02 – Vinicius De …

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Mix Of The Day
Soul

Mix of the Day: Hubbz “Natural Instinct” 45’s Mix

My brother from another mother, the one and only, DJ Hubbz, just dropped a new all 45 mix for the heads. This mix is a seamless fusion of funk, cumbia, dub & latin infused beats. On top of being one of the nicest guys around, Hubbz is one of the …

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Soul

Marcos Valle Reissues : “Self Titled” + “Garra”

via TurntableLab: “CLASSIC BRAZILIAN SINGER, SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER MARCOS VALLE CATALOG REISSUES. Light In The Attic is no stranger to digging up obscure pieces and shedding some much needed light on them (see Rodriguez, Jim Sullivan, etc). Times were turbulent in Brazil in the late 60′s heading into the 70′s with the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Mulatu Astatke Ethiopian Quintet “Afro-Latin Soul” (1966)

A few years ago, a friend of mine bought me this record for my birthday. My friend knew I had never heard of Mulatu Astatke and his Ethiopian Quintet, but because she used to live with me, knew all about my love for Jazz, Mexicali Brass, Latin Jazz and Afro …

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Mix Of The Day

Quantic “Beautiful and deep dancing songs”

via Quantic! “Heres a special selection to start of 2013 featuring African, Caribbean & Eastern sounds. An all vinyl roots mix to warm up laptops and ipods.”

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Meridian Brothers “Guaracha U.F.O”

I didn’t do a top tracks list this year (I think we’ve all had enough lists anyway) but if I had the time this track would have been way up there. A track which has very fitting title as it comes at you like an piece of space psych funk …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Agua Negra “Volvi”

When I think of my people, I can’t help but feel that swell in my chest that only comes with blatant Latin Pride. I made a point of bringing that flavor over to MIMS in my articles on Crema Púrpura, Willie Colón and Johnny Illdigger’s Argentina mix. Latin music has …

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Video Digs

Boogat “Moviembre”

A lighthearted video my big brother assembled to promote his latest single, produced by tropical basshead G-Flux. Proceeds from the song will be donated to the Movember Foundation, or you can make a direct pledge to Boogat‘s MoBro profile by clicking here. You can also stream and purchase the single …

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Forgotten Treasure: Joe Bataan “Singing Some Soul”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Joe Bataan “Singing Some Soul” (1972)

Joe Bataan, the Afro-filipino vocalist and self-proclaimed King of Latin Soul has released many classic records during an illustrious career that includes 15 albums covering a variety of musical stylings from Boogaloo (Subway Joe) to Disco-Rap (Rap-O-Clapo). However even if Bataan is famous for uptempo dancefloor hits (Latin Strut), I …

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Forgotten Treasure: David Benoit “Life is like a Samba”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: David Benoit “Life is like a Samba” (1979)

Once again, we walk away for another edition of our 24 Hours of Vinyl event having discovered sooo many good music. Each DJ from the 4th edition introduced us to some gems that we probably would have missed and will now beat on regular rotation for years to come. Each …

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Forgotten Treasure: Willie Colón “Guaracha”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Willie Colón “Guaracha” (1974)

In the world of Latin music, Fania Records reigns supreme. The brainchild of Johnny Pacheco, who is credited with coining the term Salsa to describe his rendition of the Afro-Cuban sound, La Fania holds some of the most priceless moments in music history under its belt. Among many accomplishments, his …

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

“Brasil Brasil!” – From Samba to Bossa (BBC Documentary)

BRASIL BRASIL 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 …

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