Future Classics

Insólito UniVerso “Jota” (Awkward Corners Remix)

Released this week, Awkward Corners remixes Insólito UniVerso’s take on traditional Venezuelan song “Jota”, drawing the already haunting version into his otherworld of bubbling synths and rippling percussion that captivated so many on his debut album. Taken from forthcoming 7″ vinyl and digi EP, ‘Ese puerto existe’, on Olindo Records. …

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Hidden Waters: Strange and Sublime Sounds of Rio de Janeiro

The Sounds & Colours team have put together an amazing compilation covering the contemporary and experimental Brazilian scene. ‘Hidden Waters’ features MIMS favourites such Ana Frango Elétrico, Kassin, Juçara Marçal, Antônio Neves, and Thiago Nassif, alongside exciting new discoveries, at least for us, such as Exército de Bebês, ROSAEGE, and …

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Exclusive Premiere: BKO “Sadiona”

Hyponotic Malian grooves are in abudance on the incredible “Sadiona” by BKO. Taken from their forthcoming album on ever essential Bongo Joe Records. As they continue their distinctive experimentation with contemporary Malian music by combining two of the West African nation’s most well-known traditions, BKO appeal to the magical spirit …

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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: Haruna Kuyateh “Kora Foo”

New music from a new artist to our ears. Hailing from Gambia and now based in Italy, Haruna Kuyateh is a singer, kora player, and griot. His “Kora Foo” is not only his debut release, but the first release on Apparel Red, a sub-label of Milan-based Apparel Music focused on …

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Exclusive Premiere: Grupo Bongar “Vento Corredor”

Ahead of the much anticipated release of Música Macondo’s ‘Brasil Novo’ compilation of deep, raw and contemporary Afro Brazilian samba, we are exited to premiere Grupo Bongar’s electric take on Samba de Coco, “Vento Corredor”. Música Macondo has unearthed eight contemporary Brazilian tracks on compilation ‘Brasil Novo’, disseminating the rich …

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El Combo Batanga “El Barrio En La Mirada”

“El Barrio En La Mirada” is a powerful punch of Latin soul by Madrid-based ensemble El Combo Batanga, taken from their forthcoming double-sided 7″ single on respected Madrid-based label, Lovemonk. Due out on May 9. Cuban singer Ale Gutiérrez’ vocals shine throughout “El Barrio En La Mirada”, in his own …

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Video Premiere: Los Kenya “Record en TV”

Olindo Records sister label Música Infinita presents the raw and uncompromising Afro Latin sound of Ray Perez and Los Kenya, one of the most interesting groups to spring out of the Venezuelan salsa scene in the late sixties, with a brand new remaster of their debut album ‘Siempre Afro-Latino’ set …

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Exclusive Premiere: Ayala (IT) “Fuse”

An exciting premiere this afternoon as we introduce Italian producer and musician, Ayala, and the laidback grooves of “Fuse”, forthcoming on Batov Records. The third taste from Ayala’s forthcoming ‘Views’ release, “Fuse” is a full-bodied slow groover, the steady Afrobeat rhythm and bassline complimented by laidback horns and synths. Francisco …

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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: MNTH “Demanda E Despejo”

We are excited to premiere another track from Brazilian experimentalist MNTH, slamming experimental synths into live drum breaks. “Demanda E Despejo” is taken from his forthcoming ‘Iminente’ EP on London-based Mais Um. The piercing synth riffs, reminiscent of Caribbean carnival steel pan melodies, unravel in real time around wildly energising …

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Exclusive Premiere: Dundundun “Can Do”

An irresistible slice of dancefloor-ready Afro-Brazilian fusion, “Can Do” is taken from Bristol 6-piece Dundundun’s second EP for the ever relevant hometown label Worm Discs. Following their sold-out self-titled EP, Dundundun are poised to share their ‘Future Hope’ EP, featuring special guest, poet, visual artist and filmaker Nadeem Din-Gabisi, and …

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