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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
Afro Worldwide Sounds

George Mukabi “Furaha Wenye Gita” (Olvido / Raw Music / Mississippi Records)

via Olvido: An almost mythical figure of African acoustic guitar, George Mukabi’s reinvention of fingerstyle quickly spread from western Kenya throughout East Africa before his tragic death in 1963. Hailing from the Luhya-speaking Kisa Region, George Mukabi combined local elements of the nyatiti lyre and sukuti drum into the bouncing …

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Future Classics
Electronic Worldwide Sounds

Equiknoxx “Colon Man” (Demdike Stare Records)

via Forced Exposure: “Colón Man” is the debut album proper by visionary Jamaican dancehall artists Gavin Blair (Gavsborg) and Jordan Chung (Time Cow) plus their extended crew, aka Equiknoxx – once again for Demdike Stare’s label. Where their widely acclaimed “Bird Sound Power” primer compilation, issued on DDS in 2016, …

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Future Classics
Afro Jazz

Ayetoro “Ominira!” (Funsho)

Ayetoro is an internationally acclaimed Afrobeat band led by composer and pianist Funsho Ogundipe. He was a regular at Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti’s Shrine, and formally launched into the Nigerian music scene in 1998 with his top 50 hit ‘Something Dey’ – a blues-flavoured piano-driven tune from an album of the …

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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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Afro Worldwide Sounds

Siassia & Tokobina “Siassia & Tokobina” (Nouvelle Ambiance)

via NA: New wave rumba disco crossover, recorded in Paris in the mid ’80s. 4 tracks spanning rumba, disco, new wave and reggae experiments from Congolese singer Albert Siassia and his group Tokobina, including two previously unreleased tracks taken from original demo tapes. Siassia & Tokobina by Siassia & Tokobina …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro House / Techno

Sandy B “Amajovi Jovi” (1994, Invisible City Editions)

via ICE: Invisible City returns with the hotly anticipated reissue of Amajovi Jovi by Durban’s O.G. kwaito giant, Sandy B. Originally self-released on cassette and a white label 12”, rumour has it Sandy had to remake the tracks from memory because even he couldn’t find a copy. In its original …

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Tumbao Radio
Brazil

Radio Tumbao – Show #04 “Brazil” (Hosted by Tumbao w/ guests Tupi Collective)

The Tumbao MTL crew hits hard with this next all-Brazilian instalment of Radio Tumbao. Montreal’s Brazilian DJ duo Tupi Collective (DJs MKS & Wallace Skambo) joins your regular Tumbao selectors to serve up a heaping plate of electric samba, bossa beat, and funky ’70s era rarities. Selectors: DJ Rhythm & …

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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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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Eclectic Electronic

Zazou Biyake “Noir et Blanc” (1983, Crammed Discs)

via CD: At last, the re-mastered vinyl reissue of one of the biggest cult albums in the history of Crammed Discs. This record is constantly being (re)discovered by generations of fans, musicians and DJs, who hail it as an unsurpassed Afro/electronic milestone. Noir et Blanc by Zazou Bikaye The album …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Worldwide Sounds

Professor Rhythm “Bafana Bafana” (1995, Awesome Tapes From Africa)

via ATFA: Professor Rhythm is the production moniker of South African music man Thami Mdluli. Throughout the 1980’s, Mdluli was a member of chart-topping groups Taboo and CJB, playing bubblegum pop to stadiums. Mdluli became an in-demand producer for influential artists (like Sox and Sensations, among many others) and in-house …

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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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