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Exclusive Premiere: Sababa 5 (feat Shiran Tzfira) “Ya Hizal – ياهزلي”

Middle Eastern psychedelic groove outfit Sababa 5 collaborate with impressive new vocalist Shiran Tzfira on disco ready “Ya Hizal – ياهزلي”. On ‘Rail’, Sababa 5 sharpen their euphoric Middle Eastern psych sound into an infectious four-track EP, in collaboration with vocal revelation Shiran Tzfira, recorded here for the very first …

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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: Radio Trip “No Oud”

On “No Oud”, Israel’s most influential digging duo, Radio Trip, strip down the classic “Neimat Pop Oud”, itself a fusion of funk and rock with traditional Mediterranean styles by 70s pioneers Lehakat Tzliley Ha’oud, into a deadly pairing of bass and cavernous drums. Radio Trip wrote the book for generations …

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Exclusive Premiere: Şatellites “Disko Arabesque”

One of our favourite Middle Eastern psych outfits, The Şatellites, return with an irresistible mid-tempo groove ahead of their much anticipated debut album. Self described as a “musical laboratory” lost somewhere between the mysterious alleys of 70’s Istanbul and the scorching sun and crystal blue sea of Jaffa-Tel Aviv, the …

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Video Premiere: Isaac Sasson “Manyanet”

UPDATE: We are excited to add a brand new video for “Manyanet” by Isaac Sasson, directed and produced by Dani Rodriguez (Rotten Studios). You can find the full video in the article below. We are delighted to premiere the soothing and hypnotic sounds of “Manyanet”, the second single to be …

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Exclusive Premiere: Şatellites “Saskin”

Today’s special delivery is another sure shot banger from Batov Records’ Middle Eastern Grooves series. This time courtesy of Tel Aviv’s Şatellites. On “Şaskin”, Şatellites deliver a deadly instrumental jam, putting on a raw and uptempo psych-rock spin, à la Jefferson Airplane, on the traditional original. This version is tailor-made …

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Exclusive Premiere: Sababa 5 “Baksheesh”

Persian groove specialists, Sababa 5, are due to return later this month with another essential 45 for the Batov Records Middle Eastern Grooves series. We are excited to share the electrifying B-Side, “Baksheesh”. Having cut their teeth playing with the likes of Kutiman and Liraz Charhi, Sababa 5’s knack for …

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Exclusive Premiere: Y Bülbül Ft. Rose Glass “Aspiration Nation”

Y Bülbül follows his kaleidoscopic ‘Fever’ LP with a double dose of avant-pop mixed with spiritual awareness recorded in collaboration with award winning film maker Rose Glass. Turkish-born, London-based musician and producer, Y (for Yiğit) Bülbül, crafts his own contemporary avant-garde pop projections with a rich musical heritage shining through …

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Exclusive Premiere: Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek “Sunrise” (Forthcoming on Bongo Joe)

Anatolian psych-pop sensations Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek (pronounced ‘Shimshek’) share the dreamy lost-future sounds of “Sunrise”, the synth-led closing song from their essential forthcoming second album, ‘Dost 1’, the first volume of two ‘Dost’ (meaning ‘friend’) releases. The band is fronted by Berlin based, Turkish singer and multi-instrumentalist Derya …

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Future Classics

Wild Honey ‘Ruinas Futuras’

A new Madrileño soundtrack. Guillermo Farré’s hushed vocals are buoyed by cinematic strings & brass arrangements, and the tight drums & percussion of Shawn Lee. ‘Ruinas Futuras’ was composed in fragments on phone voice memos, between fatherhood and office work. Slowly accumulated before their rediscovery one day on a train. …

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Exclusive Premiere: Cloud Of I “Sod”

We are excited to premiere the dreamy-yet-intense psychedelic pop sounds of “Sod” by Cloud of I. Taken from the forthcoming ‘Gazing’ EP on Batov Records. Cloud of I was conceptualised by singer, songwriter and front woman, Yuli Shafiri, in a Paris squat, and realised back home in Tel Aviv. Inspired …

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