Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: Xaman X “Hoy”

Bristol’s premier live tropical bass act share an exclusive taste from their debut EP of wild, unruly cumbia. Xaman X were born as a support band for the Midnight Ritual club night playing alongside national and international DJs and bands coming to Bristol for truly tropical parties. Thus their agenda …

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Exclusive Premiere: Sol Set “AZTEC 2022” (Kiko Navarro Jazz Suite)

Following their excellent album of Brazilian tinged soul and jazz, the Detroit-based Sol Set, led by John Beltran with John Arnold and Jeremy Ellis, return with an enviable collection of remixes. Among our favourites is the well named “Jazz Suite” mix by Spanish producer and DJ, Kiko Navarro, and we …

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Guest Mixes

MIMS Guest Mix: Jaubi (Lahore, Pakistan)

Ahead of their debut London show tomorrow evening at Highbury’s Union Chapel, Lahore-based Jaubi recorded an exclusive mix for us. “A collection of songs and beats from artists that have helped to inspire our sound. Our music has been described as a blend of North Indian Classical, Jazz and Hip …

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Future Classics

Alabê Ketujazz “Kan” (Poeira Music / Memória Discos)

Afro-Brazilian Candomblé rhythms meet jazz on ‘Kan’ by Alabê Ketujazz, the long-standing duo of Brazilian saxophonist/composer Glaucus Linx and French percussionist/composer Antoine Olivier. Captured on vinyl for the first time, the album is set for release on 16 September, marking the first release on Poeira Music, the brand new label …

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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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Future Classics

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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