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Exclusive Premiere: Music Yared “Sindayo” (Mikey Young’s Krar Remix)

We are excited to share an enticing ambient remix by Australian musician and producer, Mikey Young, of Music Yared, master musicians of Ethiopiean and Eritrean traditional folk music. Taken from a forthcoming remix EP on Music in Exile, featuring three reworkings of “Sindayo” by Melbourne, Australia based Music Yared by …

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Exclusive Premiere: Mister Ott “Kleeer”

MIMS is very happy to premiere the warm, groove-laden sounds of “Kleer” by Mister Ott. New Zealand saxophonist Matthew Ottignon has been honing his skills and creativity over 20 years of collaborations. Finally it’s time for him to share his own project as leader, via Urban Trout (label of brother …

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Exclusive Premiere: Eparapo ft. Dele Sosimi “Black Lives Matter”

We are very excited to premiere “Black Lives Matter”, a blazing hot and extremely timely Afrobeat song by brand new London-based supergroup, Eparapo. Due for release this Friday on the unstoppable Wah Wah 45s. Eparapo came together during the unprecedented events of this year. Despite being a project born from …

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Exclusive Premiere: Onipa feat. Mamadou Saar and Luke Wynter “Walato”

MIMS is incredibly excited to premiere “Walato” an irresistible call to dance from Onipa, one of our favourite groups, weaving Senegal grooves with a modern electronic pulse. Featuring Senegalese percussionist, Mamadou Saar and Nubiyan Twist, Golden Mean and LCSM bassist, Luke Wynter. “Walato” is the first single from the forthcoming …

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Exclusive Premiere: Caravela “A Macieira”

We are very pleased to premiere “A Macieira”, the uplifting and graceful lead single and first track on ‘Orla’, the debut LP from London-based Lusophone-influenced jazz ensemble, Caravela, due out February 26 on None More Records. The London-based ensemble explores musical traditions from Portuguese speaking cultures, encapsulating influences from Brazil, …

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KOKOROKO share new “Baba Ayoola” single

KOKOROKO doesn’t disappoint on this beautiful amalgamation of Afrobeat, jazz and vocal harmonics with a touch psychedelic guitar play. Out today on Brownswood Recordings. Opening with the elevating vocal harmonies of the front women, Sheila, Cassie and Richie; “Baba Ayoola” unfolds with delicate rolling drums perfectly melding with the percussive …

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Exclusive Premiere: Pyramid Project “Mangroves” (Contours Edit) (ADA Records)

Being big fans of Contours, we are delighted to premiere his brilliant edit of “Mangroves” for Pyramid Project for ADA Records. Brought together by ADA label boss, Lasta, Pyramid Project finds Contours in collaboration with some of Kenya’s most accomplished musicians, such as drummer Katumba, percussionists Abaki Simba Masta and …

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Exclusive Premiere: Emanative & Bex Burch “Disrupt #4” (Forthcoming on Shapes of Rhythm)

MIMS is delighted to host the world premiere of the first ever collaboration between Emanative and Vula Viel’s Bex Burch! And it’s a banger! Deep 808 drum machine and African-inspired percussion meets cold-wave post-punk. Producer and fellow percussion-addict Hector Plimmer even gets in on the action to sprinkle some additional …

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Video Premiere: Dele Sosimi x Medlar “Gúdú Gúdú Kan” (Wah Wah 45s)

Following their brilliant “Full Moon” single, the UK’s very own Afrobeat Ambassador, Dele Sosimi, and London based DJ and producer, Medlar, reunite on “Gúdú Gúdú Kan”. With its irresistible groove, the song is their own take on an Afro-disco stomper. Music Is My Sanctuary is proud to premiere the vibrant …

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Exclusive Premiere: The Zonke Family “Sadza Nemusoro Wembeva” (Forthcoming on Lokalophon)

We are excited to share the wonderful music of the Zonke Family. From Zimbabwe, they create breathtaking music on matepe mbiras and ngoma drums. Taken from their forthcoming album, “At The Studio”, recorded and produced by the Philophon team. Due for release on September 11, on brand new sub-label, Lokalophon. …

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Exclusive Premiere: Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos “Cafunga” (Forthcoming on Olindo Records)

Something is cooking. Afro-Venezuelan rhythms meet James Brown inspired funk on “Cafunga” by Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos. Over hip-shaking bass guitar, big brass chords and the beat of the clarín drum, we hear how to make the best cafunga, a very old Afro-Venezuelan recipe made with plantain and cheese. …

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Exclusive Premiere: Àbáse “Sambo” (feat. Stevo Atambire)

Cosmic Compositions is proud to present “SAMBO”, the new single by Hungarian producer and keyboardist, Àbáse. Following the release of the single ‘Align’ feat. Wayne Snow, Àbáse returns with a new single ‘SAMBO’, exploring again the topics of unity and togetherness. The instrumental part of “Sambo” was recorded by Àbáse …

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