Exclusive Premiere: Yelfris Valdés “Maktub” (Contours Remix) (Forthcoming on Música Macondo)

Just what we need to hear on our first return to the club. One of our favourite producers, the talented and versatile Contours, puts an club-destroying spin on the deep, gnawa-influenced “Maktub” cut by Cuban trumpeter, producer, composer and artist Yelfris Valdés. Forthcoming on Música Macondo. Featuring London-based gnawa specialist …

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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: Jan Van Angelopoulos “Still Stream”

Today’s premiere, “Still Stream”, is exciting dash of cinematic jazz by drummer-composer Yannis Angelopoulos, aka Jan Van, taken from his forthcoming “Streams” album. Jan Van is a well known figure on the Athens jazz scene, whose unique drum work we first came across on Dave De Rose’s Agile Experiments ‘Athens’ …

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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: La Retreta Mayor “Liquido Elemento”

We are excited to share the online premiere of La Retreta Mayor’s big jazz funk sound on “Liquido Elemento”. Taken from the forthcoming compilation ‘Color De Trópico Vol II’ on El Palmas. In 1976 La Retreta Mayor released their only album. Self-titled, it remains a touchstone for Venezuelan funky jazz. …

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Exclusive Premiere: Alex Figueira “Maracas” (Forthcoming on Music With Soul)

Analog tropicalista Alex Figueira returns to the aesthetics of early Fumaça Preta on “Maracas”, an otherworldly fusion of propulsive funk, tropical energy, berimbau and wobbling acid. Fronting an essential 45, forthcoming on Music With Soul, Alex describes “Maracas” as “in-your-face acid macumba techno breakbeat funk freakout”. Furthermore it serves as …

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Exclusive Premiere: MNTH “Tamamduateí”

Electronics, dub techno, jazz, crunchy guitars and Afro-Brazilian percussion collide with propulsive energy on “Tamamduateí”. The latest missive from MNTH, real name Luciano Valério, taken from his forthcoming self titled album on Mais Um Discos. 30-min of music on cassette and digital, blistering with the energy of São Paolo experimental …

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Exclusive Premiere: YĪN YĪN “Goultili Bye Bye”

Our premiere today comes from Dutch explorers of South East Asian psych pop, funk, disco grooves and electronic music, YĪN YĪN, and Geneva-based record label and store, Bongo Joe. Taken from Bongo Joe’s forthcoming compilation, FUTUR ANTÉRIEUR. 19 brand new tracks, created by Bongo Joe’s contemporary artist community, who provide …

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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: João Selva “Cadê Você”

We are excited to premiere this funky serving of Brazilian boogie from Paris-based Rio raised João Selva. Produced by prolific French producer Patchworks. “Cadê Você” won us over with it’s addictive melody and Brazilian jazz funk vibe recalling Marcos Valle’s most popular hits. The upbeat sound masks the less confident …

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Exclusive Premiere: Lucas Santtana feat Tom Zé “Ogodô Ano 2000”

MIMS is over the moon to premiere the brand new remaster of Lucas Santtana’s “Ogodô Ano 2000”, featuring the legendary Tropicalista, Tom Zé. A psychedelic dose of dubbed and acid-fried samba. “Ogodô Ano 2000” was originally recorded by Zé himself and released in 1992. Santtana chose to re-record the song …

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Dundundun “Anansi” (Rebecca Vasmant Vibration Mix)

Exclusively for you today, we are pleased to premiere the Rebecca Vasmant Vibration Mix of “Anansi” by Bristol six-piece Dundundun, a sublime melting pot of celestial jazz, Afro Latin rhythms, electronic grooves and uplifting vocals. Vasmant’s remix is taken from Dundundun’s debut self-titled EP, forthcoming on Worm Discs, the label-arm …

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