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Exclusive Premiere: Haruna Kuyateh “Kora Foo”

New music from a new artist to our ears. Hailing from Gambia and now based in Italy, Haruna Kuyateh is a singer, kora player, and griot. His “Kora Foo” is not only his debut release, but the first release on Apparel Red, a sub-label of Milan-based Apparel Music focused on …

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Exclusive Premiere: Grupo Bongar “Vento Corredor”

Ahead of the much anticipated release of Música Macondo’s ‘Brasil Novo’ compilation of deep, raw and contemporary Afro Brazilian samba, we are exited to premiere Grupo Bongar’s electric take on Samba de Coco, “Vento Corredor”. Música Macondo has unearthed eight contemporary Brazilian tracks on compilation ‘Brasil Novo’, disseminating the rich …

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Exclusive Premiere: Ayala (IT) “Fuse”

An exciting premiere this afternoon as we introduce Italian producer and musician, Ayala, and the laidback grooves of “Fuse”, forthcoming on Batov Records. The third taste from Ayala’s forthcoming ‘Views’ release, “Fuse” is a full-bodied slow groover, the steady Afrobeat rhythm and bassline complimented by laidback horns and synths. Francisco …

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Exclusive Premiere: Alex Figueira “Aprende”

We are delighted to share the mood-lifting sounds of “Aprende”, an early exclusive from multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ, record collector, and tropical explorer, Alex Figueira. With “Aprende”, and on the flip, “Juicy”, Alex builds on the success of his Fumaca Preta and Conjunto Papa Upa projects, and a stint playing percussion …

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Exclusive Premiere: Dundundun “Can Do”

An irresistible slice of dancefloor-ready Afro-Brazilian fusion, “Can Do” is taken from Bristol 6-piece Dundundun’s second EP for the ever relevant hometown label Worm Discs. Following their sold-out self-titled EP, Dundundun are poised to share their ‘Future Hope’ EP, featuring special guest, poet, visual artist and filmaker Nadeem Din-Gabisi, and …

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Exclusive Premiere: Shay Hazan “Bob Dealer”

The multi-talented Shay Hazan fuses rubbery North African Gnawa grooves, with haunting jazz horns and hip hop on “Bob Dealer”, his forthcoming single via international groove artisans, Batov Records. A special taste from his first LP for Batov, ‘Reclusive Rituals’. Tel-Aviv based musician Shay Hazan is a composer, producer, bassist …

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Exclusive Premiere: sUb_modU “Expensive Shit (Centre Edit)”

We are extremely excited to share an absolute banger of a tune by sUb_modU – A dancefloor primed edit of his synth-heavy take on Fela Kuti’s classic “Expensive Shit”. Out this week on all digital formats and on a limited 45 on September 17, via Brighton, UK institution Tru Thoughts, …

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Exclusive Premiere: Soma Soma Ft. K.O.G “Novos Tempos” (Jonny Mintaka Highlife Edit)

Brazil meets Ghana on this dance floor ready highlife edit. Soma Soma’s “Novos Tempos”, featuring K.O.G (Kweku Of Ghana), frontman of Onipa and sometime Nubiyan Twist vocalist, was already a hot tune. Mintaka turns up the West African influences and tightens it up for the dancefoor. Written in Brazillian Portuguese, …

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Exclusive Premiere: Burkina Azza “Enkabé Kélékan”

We’re excited to premiere the beautiful and propulsive sounds of “Enkabé Kélékan” by Burkinabe collective Burkina Azza. “Enkabé Kélékan” is taken from Burkina Azza’s absolutely brilliant, deep, and extremely addictive debut album, ‘Wari Bô’, forthcoming via London’s Social Joy record label. ‘Wari Bô’ is a musical tale that covers every …

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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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