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Exclusive Premiere: Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos “Bocón” (Orestes Gomez Remix)

MIMS is very excited to have the first drop on Orestes Gomez’ remix for fellow Venezuelan Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos’ “Bocón”. A lush neo-soul & jazz heavy bed for Luzmira Zerpa’s poignant verbal attack on lying politicians. Taken from a forthcoming remixes 45 on London-based Olindo Records. Orestes’ remix …

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Exclusive Premiere: El Dragón Criollo “La Número Uno”

MIMS is excited to debut “La Número Uno”, which sees El Palmas mainstay, El Dragón Criollo, blending zouk, champeta and reggae into his very own Colombian stew. ‘Hot as the earth’, “La Número Uno” is dedicated to love and the dancefloor. An expression movement and la fiesta, and a love …

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Forgotten Treasures

Mackey Feary Band “S/T” (1978)

Must-have rare groove from the Hawaiian Islands. The first recording from Mackey Feary’s solo effort — created after Feary’s departure from Kalapana, the seminal 1970s group that shaped the sound of contemporary Hawaii. The group’s debut LP finds Feary and his counterparts weaving jazz, soul, rock, and groove into a …

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Exclusive Premiere: Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek “Sunrise” (Forthcoming on Bongo Joe)

Anatolian psych-pop sensations Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek (pronounced ‘Shimshek’) share the dreamy lost-future sounds of “Sunrise”, the synth-led closing song from their essential forthcoming second album, ‘Dost 1’, the first volume of two ‘Dost’ (meaning ‘friend’) releases. The band is fronted by Berlin based, Turkish singer and multi-instrumentalist Derya …

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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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