Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Compilation Of The Week: Various Artists “Nouvelle Ambiance !​!​!”

Paris has a long history of being a global hub for both culture and music, including a fusion of influences from Europe, the French-Caribbean, and Africa. This led to a rise of new African sounds in the city’s underground nightclubs and recording studios during the eighties known now as the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Reissue Of The Week: Dur-Dur Band of Somalia “Volume 1 & Volume 2” (Analog Africa)

This is the first of a three-part release from Analog Africa dedicated to the multi-generational Somalian Funk group the Dur-Dur Band. This triple LP features the band’s first two albums, which were originally released on cassette tapes back in the mid-eighties. Dur Dur of Somalia – Volume 1, Volume 2 …

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Tumbao Radio
Worldwide Sounds

Tumbao Radio – Show #07 (Hosted by Tumbao w/ La Rumba Buena)

Tumbao! Radio returns with an hour of hard Salsa breakdowns starting with an afro-roots flavour, and veering more psychedelic towards the end of the mix. Guest selectors DJ Blancon and DJ Drumspeak aka La Rumba Buena weigh in on this discussion with some rare Latin nuggets of their own, enough to whet …

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Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi “Hind” (Radio Martiko)

Dark Tango, mysterious Twist and psychedelic Cha-cha-cha aren’t the first styles you’d expect from a ’60s Egyptian Soundtrack. Romanticist and artistic all-rounder Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi stands out with this absolute timeless musical production for his 1969 movie “Respectable Families”. Here on ‘Hind (cha-cha-cha)’, listeners are placed in a time machine …

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Guest Mixes
House / Techno Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Partner Music (XVI Records / High Praise, London)

Partner Music of XVI Records and High Praise Edits takes us around the world with this mix that blends sounds from all across the globe. “Calling upon aspects of African, Indian, Brazilian, Jamaican, Colombian, Turkish and Tamil sounds thrown in with Disco, Electronica, House and carefully chosen Edits. This mix …

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Artist Spotlight
Electronic Worldwide Sounds

3 Steps To: Clap! Clap!

If explosive, joyful percussion mixed with earthy electronics is your thing, get to know Clap! Clap! Hailing from Italy, his music makes a global impression with a rowdy mix of worldwide rhythms (some of which he actually records while out on the road). He’s been featured everywhere from Joseph Capriati’s …

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Guest Mixes
Brazil Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Balako (Greco-Roman Records, Rio de Janeiro)

Known for blending a vast array of styles from House to Salsa to Carimbo to ’70s Disco and Funk, Brazilian duo Balako (an ’80s slang word meaning ‘a good type of mess’) deliver a superb mix of summer grooves! Inspired by their vibrant city and its unique inhabitants named Cariocas, …

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Artist Spotlight
Electronic Worldwide Sounds

3 Steps To: DJ LAG

For those who don’t know, DJ LAG is considered one of the pioneers of the distinct club sound of South Africa known as Gqom (pronounced gom). Hailing from Durban and producing music since 2010, DJ LAG (real name Lwazi Asanda Gwala) has been turning some major heads on his rise …

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Afro

Exclusive Premiere: Segun Adewale “Atewo-Lara Ka Tepa Mo’se (Ben Gomori’s Jùish Edit)”

The 4th edition in the acclaimed Sterns Edits series sees curator Ben Gomori open up the Sterns Music catalogue to other keen re-editors — with Brownswood / Worldwide genius SMBD (aka Simbad) the first to step up to the plate. Nigeria’s Segun Adewale is sometimes referred to as the ‘crown …

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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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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Kamal Keila “Muslims and Christians” (1992, Habibi Funk)

For their eighth project, Germany’s Habibi Funk Records have directed their attention to the musical archives of Kamal Keila. How the label and Kamal Keila connected is a spectacular story, and the when’s and the why’s of how these recordings came to exist make this compilation of tracks even more …

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Afro Worldwide Sounds

Video Premiere: Thabang Tabane “Nyanda Yeni”

We are proud to present the official music video for ‘Nyanda Yeni’, the first single from South Africa’s Thabang Tabane’s upcoming debut solo album, “Matjale”. Son of the late, legendary Dr. Philip Nchipi Tabane, who originated and pioneered Malombo music in the early 1960s, Thabang Tabane has been touring the …

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