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Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Insólito UniVerso “Tonada Del Guante”

Sit back and absorb the latest offering from Paris-based Venezuelan quartet Insólito UniVerso taken from their forthcoming debut LP “La Candela del Río”. ‘Tonada Del Guante’ is a song inspired by the Tonada Llanera, a traditional style of work song from the plains made famous across the world by Simón …

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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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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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Playlists
Reggae

Equiknoxx Selects: Bobby Digital Productions (Picked by Gavsborg)

(Photo Credit by Jik Rueben) Gavsborg: “For kids growing up in Kingston in the ‘90s there was a particular sound that you couldn’t avoid.” Whether you were a fan of Reggae, Dancehall, or just a patron, you could always count on a particular style of Jamaican music in the background …

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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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Artist Spotlight
Electronic Reggae

3 Steps To: Equiknoxx

Kingston, Jamaica’s Equiknoxx emerged as one of Dancehall’s most innovative production teams during the 2010s. What makes them stand apart from the rest is their ability to make both classic Dancehall hits as well as extremely left-field Dub Techno-inspired rhythms. It all stems from the same place, but it’s always cool when …

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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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