Music DocumentariesSunday @ the Movies

Brasil Brasil! “Part 2: Tropicalia Revolution” (BBC Documentary)

The second programme in the series covers the military era in Brazil, from 1964-85, and discusses the role that musicians played in leading the fight-back – and how they suffered as a result. The era began with the left-wing protest movement headed by singers like Nara Leao, that was matched …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Tapes “No Broken Hearts On This Factory Floor”

I was introduced to the London artist Jackson James Bailey’s outstanding work in 2011 when I bought a mysterious 7′ on a label called Seletah Waddah. The track was called “Old Pan Riddim” under the artist name TAPES and I was instantly captivated by the lo-fi electronica meeting the digital-dub …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: These Eyes “Soca Hustle”

One more killer reissue from the Toronto duo who have been flawless with the label’s first seven releases. We’re very excited about #8. via Invisible City: One of the most mysterious and outsider ‘Soca’ 45s out there by Michael ‘These Eyes’ Timothy. The A-side ‘Let Me Love’ sounds like doo …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Niagara “Impar” EP (Principe Records)

I was doing my weekly routine of sifting through piles of House & Techno releases which after a while gets very draining. Every release starts sounding the same and it’s not long before the same laws of percentages apply for me: 60% of the music is uninspired and sounds like …

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Marcos Valle Radio Session + Interview on NTS

Absolutely brilliant radio session with Far Out Records on London’s NTS Radio with a very special guest in the studio. Legendary Brazilian singer and songwriter Marcos Valle shares some stories behind some of his key records and the history and social context of Brazil in the 60’s and 70’s. A …

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Sunday @ the Movies

Documentaries on HAITIAN Vodou, Art & Culture

Soul Jazz Records/Films presents Iron in the Soul, a stunning new DVD collection of documentary films about the world of Haiti – Vodou, art & culture by filmmaker and photographer Leah Gordon. Gordon’s photography book ‘Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti’ was published by Soul Jazz …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Daymé Arocena “New Era” (Brownswood Recordings)

The power and beauty of music is greatly held in the ability of the listener to understand and feel the emotion being shared by the artist. When that shared emotion is absent or masked by filters or other tools, more often than not the song falls short of having a …

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Guest Mixes

Guest Mix: MUTE SPEAKER (UK) “Cabinet of Curiosities”

Since we’ve recently discovered his intriguing and unique productions, we asked Brighton’s MUTE SPEAKER to do a little session for us. On the mix he calls “Cabinet of Curiosities”, the musician, producer and DJ goes deep into some of his influences ranging from psych rock, afrobeat, cumbia and other worldwide …

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Rhythm & Sound - What a mistry
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Rhythm & Sound “What A Mistry” (1997)

When the record store I was working at in 1999 got a few copies of this 12″ I bought one on the spot and that same night it started playing on loop. 7 times to be exact. Major game changer for me. I would almost go so far as saying …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Half Pint “Mr. Landlord” (1983)

This is the undisputed anthem for all Tenants Worldwide. The one you should blast out of your apartment when the rent is past due a few days. Let Lindon Roberts aka Half-Pint express your frustration in the most laid-back way possible. Ease Up Mr. Landlord… Di roof is leaking di pipe …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Nozinja “Nozinja Lodge”

Although I try to keep up to date with all of the various music and dance scenes popping up in Africa I am by no means an expert. However, whenever i take time to do some research I always find the African styles inspiring and unique: sadly with globalized culture it’s …

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Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: Double Barrel (Reggae Samples and Hip Hop Classics) by J Gravy + DJ Corey Chase

via Okayplayer.com The ties between hip-hop and reggae have always run deep, but on DJ Gravy and DJ Corey Chase’s new Double Barrel mixtape they’re brought a little closer to the surface. Loaded with blend after blend after blend of vibrant reggae material and the hip-hop classics that sampled it, …

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