Exclusive Premieres
Afro Jazz Latin Modern Funk Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

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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Latin Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Minyo Crusaders + Frente Cumbiero “Mambonegro Daisakusen”

“Mambonegro Daisakusen” is a chicha and salsa-styled boogaloo, born from a unique collaboration between Minyo Crusaders and Frente Cumbiero: “Minyo Cumbiero (From Tokyo to Bogota)”. Released August 7th 2020 on Mais Um. Tokyo-based ten-piece and wild Japanese folk-song fusionists, Minyo Crusaders join forces with Colombian cumbia radicals Frente Cumbiero on …

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Exclusive Premieres
Electronic Latin Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Sunken Cages “Mudras” (MPeach Remix)

We’re excited to share this brand new banger from one of our favourite labels, On The Corner Records. NY-based Venezuelan-born producer, MPeach, puts a ‘Latinx del Futuro’ spin on “Mudras” by fellow New Yorker, electronic bass, and roots percussionist, Sunken Cages. “Mudras” by Sunken Cages, remixed here by New Yorks …

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Guest Mixes
Afro Hip-Hop Latin

MIMS Guest Mix: DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos, London)

Dive into the Future Sounds of Cuba! “This mix was inspired by the emerging scene of artists coming out of Cuba’s musical hotspots heralded by the likes of the Guampara label, as well as the recent Havana Cultura compilation “Subelo Cuba” both of which reflect the place where Afro-Cuban rhythms, …

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Exclusive Premieres
Latin Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Insólito UniVerso “Vuelve” (Olindo Records)

We are proud to present the second release in Olindo Records’ Venezuelan 7″ trilogy, coming from Paris based quartet Insólito UniVerso! The quartet takes inspiration from a wide range of sources such as Psychedelic Folk, Baroque singing, and traditional Latin American music, particularly through the rhythms and instruments of Venezuelan …

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MIMS Radio
Eclectic Hip-Hop Latin Modern Funk Soul & Funk UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

MIMS Radio Live Sessions – S02E08

As always we’ve got another jam-packed session of MIMS Radio presented by the Phi Centre for you! ASMA & Walla P are your hosts this week, bringing you some crucial selections of music and things you should know. This episode’s Geek Down is all about Toronto Hip Hop, particularly focusing …

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Exclusive PremieresInterviews
Jazz Afro Latin

Waaju Discuss Forthcoming LP & Premiere “Kaolack”

Olindo Records is delighted to present its second release and first LP by London based Afro-Latin Jazz quintet Waaju. A project that never stands still, Waaju’s members have been busy as part of other ensembles (Caravela, Bahla, Jordan Rakei, and Ashley Henry to name a few), which means they cherish …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz Latin

Tribute to Cal Tjader – Selected & Mixed by DJ ASMA

Cal Tjader was one of the hardest working musicians in Jazz who mastered countless instruments and rose through the ranks working with Verdadero Cuban and Afro-Latin musicians, deviating from the popular Exotica style of the times. When he finally came into his own in the Verve/Fantasy years, his creative talent …

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Broken Beat Jazz Latin

Exclusive Premiere: Kaidi Tatham “I See What You See” (First Word Records)

First Word close out 2017 with the return of Kaidi Tatham, following up his “Changing Times” EP with another killer 4-tracker – this one entitled “Hard Times”. For those who don’t know already, Kaidi is probably best known for his work with Bugz In The Attic. His body of work …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin Soul & Funk

Ricardo Eddy Martinez “Expreso Ritmico” (1978, Seminato)

via Phonica: Reissued from the Spanish version, Ricardo Eddy Martinez’s “Expreso Ritmico” is absolutely essential for… well really everyone! Probably one of the best ’70s Areito releases of all time, this 10-tracker is for sure ahead of its time. The entire record minus two tracks are all upbeat with afro-latin …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin

Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound “II” (1970, International/Fania)

About eight years ago a good friend (shout out to Hector) and I put together a mix as a promo for a store we had established back in Orlando, Florida. Rather than handing out flyers, we felt it was more effective to make some mixes and add a commercial at …

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Latin

Exclusive Premiere: Lucho Neves y su Orquesta “Caymenita” (Tiger’s Milk Records)

A window into the full-blooded, captivating spirit of music from the Andes, ANDINA shines a fresh perspective on Peru’s multifaceted heritage. A co-release between Tiger’s Milk Records and Strut Records, the album is selected from records originally released between ’68 and ‘78, upending clichéd ideas of Andean music and bringing …

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