Soundway

Vinyl Releases

TAPE 1 / TAPE 2 (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 06.11.18
felbm aka eelco topper new soundway for traditional jazz
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A FESTA E NOSSA (LP)
12" Vinyl D 26.10.18
soundway records delivers a beautifully remastered reissue of brazilian duo grupo controle digital’s only album, “a festa É nossa”. first released in 1988, the album is now housed in a tip-on heavyweight sleeve with restored artwork.
SNDWLP126
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ONDA DE AMOR: SYNTHESIZED BRAZILIAN HITS THAT NEVER WERE (1984-94) (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK 03.07.18
some crate-digging compilations are often the result of someone hand-picking their choice favourites from another country’s musical history, perhaps unaware or uninvolved with its cultural lineage in the process. on this release - a treasure trove of synth jams, pop, samba boogie, balearic and electro from 1980 & ‘90s brazil - the tracks are picked by millos kaiser, one half of the brazilian duo selvagem, who are at the helm of throwing some of the country’s best dance parties. it’s a rare compilation that offers brazilian music actually picked by a brazilian.
this collection of sixteen tracks doesn’t comprise tracks scoured from deeply in-demand records, the rare sort that sell for eye-watering sums and that collectors spend years tracking down. they are the sort you’d find for a few quid should you come across but, as kaiser says, “the problem is finding them. they aren’t rare because everyone wants a copy but because no one wants them, not even the dealers.”
SNDWLP125
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HEADS RECORDS - SOUTH AFRICAN DISCO DUB EDITS (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 07.06.18
off the back of the recent gumba fire compilation, soundway selects more sure-fire disco burners: a 4-track, dancefloor-orientated ep drawing from the heads label out of south africa.
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ALONE (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 26.10.17
soundway records presents the debut solo album from the ever-energetic diron animal, lead singer of the band throes + the shine.
born and raised in the ghettos of cazenga in the angolan capital of luanda, the portugal-based artist is known for his incredible stage presence and unique fashion sense. influenced by traditional african music, diron brings modern electronic production and multilingual vocals to his album, which explores the realities of growing up in harsh conditions. the impact of such a life on himself and his local community is thematically apparent: pessimism, greed, and ambition feature - and yet the overarching message is that of opportunity, hope and channelling one’s struggles into creativity.
spell-binding rhythms, bass hooks and original lyrics abound, spanning portuguese, kimbundu and english.
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DIASPORA EP
12" Vinyl UK 06.10.17
SNDW12026
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KANSAS CITY (180G LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 18.09.17
nachpressung von 1979 mit extrem rarer, südafrikanischer disco-funk-fusion.
obwohl die movers während der siebziger in den townships südafrikas eine große nummer im disco-sektor waren und am laufenden band höchst erfolgreich zahlreiche schallplatten veröffentlichten, ist die formation heute nur noch spezialisten wie den experten bei soundway ein begriff. den londoner archivgräbern um labelchef miles cleret haben wir nun die nachpressung der erstmals 1979 herausgebrachten lp -kansas city- zu verdanken. die bietet exakt den sound, für den die movers seinerzeit berühmt waren, nämlich eine zündende fusion aus funk, disco, jive und marabi, einem etwa 1920 in südafrika entwickelten genre, das afrikanische musikstile und afroamerikanisch geprägten jazz verband. das line-up der movers wechselte häufig. an den aufnahmen der sechs stücke auf -kansas city- waren jabu sibumbe, l rhiko, lloyd lelosa und sankie chounyane beteiligt. die produktion verantwortete david thekwane.
SNDWLP121
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 05.09.17
reissue of the highly sought after nigerian funk-rock album, moving effortlessly between reggae, jazzy afrobeat and psych rock. soundway fans first got a taste of jay-u’s infectious beats with the track ‘some more’, featured on the soundway compilation “nigeria disco funk special: the sound of the underground lagos dancefloor 1974-79”. originally released by emi nigeria in 1977, this now-rare album was written by jay-u and engineered by disco-boogie artist goddy oku. opening with the up-tempo reggae number “reggae deluxe”, the album descends into mind-blowing jazz-funk featuring several killer saxophone solos. the journey ends with a trip into psych-prog rock, with a sound not dissimilar to that coming out of the early 70s british rock scene.
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KENYA SPECIAL (3X12 LP + 7 INCH + MP3)
3x12" Vinyl lp + 7" Vinyl UK 23.08.17
triple lp and bonus 7 inch with 8 page booklet. includes free mp3 download with 8 extra tracks.
soundway records present kenya special: selected east african recordings from the 1970s & 80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from east africa. kenya special is accompanied by detailed liner notes, original artwork and photographs. it follows on from soundways much acclaimed african special series that to date has focused on the highlife and afrobeat output from 1970s nigeria and ghana.
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A WORLD OF MASKS (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 15.08.17
standard vinyl version , erstes gesangsalbum des experimentierfreudigen und freigeistigen londoner kollektivs.
SNDWLP093
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YOU ARE MINE (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 11.07.17
classic alert! ltd 180g lp in tip-on sleeve
a very rare lp originally released in 1983 has made its way to soundway and been mastered with the utmost care. the only known recorded album by the band, it also features the track “fella’s doing it in lagos” which was included on and inspired the name for soundway’s hit compilation in 2016. band members: austing d. ilukhor, charles chiagoro, geofrey ochiagha, hawly adeyefa jnr, klesye edward doja, shola damole, stanley ifejoku.
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ENNANGA VISION (BLACK 2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp D 22.06.17
auf -ennanga vision- begleiten wir den londoner produzenten jesse hacke (owiny sigoma band, elmore judd, gorillaz) auf einer klangreise, die uns von der englischen kapitale nach uganda führt, und damit von der hauptstadt des pop mitten ins herz von afrika. co-steuermann und erster kollaborateur von hacke ist der ugandische sänger und multiinstrumentalist albert ssempeke. bei ihrer eigenwilligen, um nicht zu sagen abenteuerlichen unternehmung erhalten die beiden beistand durch eine reihe von gastsängern aus dem norden ugandas, die unter der dortigen bevölkerung einen legendären ruf genießen. damit setzt sich die formation aus einer runde von experten zusammen, welche die dj-ikone gilles -acid jazz- peterson zu den worten -one of the finest musicians, thinkers and world selectors in the uk- hinriss. sie sorgen für einen hypnotischen sound, der traditionelle ugandische folk-musik mit aktuellem pop der westlichen hemisphäre zu einem organischen ganzen verschmilzt. dabei findet die einsaitige, für afrika so typische geige genauso ihren platz wie eine 200 jahre alte mundharmonika. für das infektiöse klangbild bestimmend sind jedoch in erster linie elektronische instrumente aller art sowie parallel gespielte xylophone.
SNDWLP105
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A WORLD OF MASKS (DELUXE 180G GOLD VINYL LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl lp UK 19.06.17
limitierte version mit goldenem 180 gramm vinyl und klappcover! erstes gesangsalbum des experimentierfreudigen und freigeistigen londoner kollektivs.
SNDWLP093
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FELAS SPECIAL / AIGANA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 12.06.17
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DREAM BY NUMBERS (RED 10 INCH)
coloured 10" Vinyl UK 08.05.17
formed in 2015, vanishing twin came together to make an exploratory record that marries oblique english pop with a palette of arkestral sounds. having previously released a string of conceptual cassettes under the name orlando, founder cathy lucas named the group after her vanishing twin, an identical sister absorbed in utero, when they were both still a cluster of cells.
SNDW10004
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CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp D 28.09.16
formed in 2015, vanishing twin came together to make an exploratory record that marries oblique english pop with a palette of arkestral sounds. having previously released a string of conceptual cassettes under the name orlando, founder cathy lucas named the group after her vanishing twin, an identical sister absorbed in utero, when they were both still a cluster of cells.
the vinyl release includes a downloadcode.
134031
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HIDE YOUR WAY (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 09.09.16
british quintet me and my friends are set to release their captivating and mesmerising second album, hide your way, on soundway records this summer. a unique and singular blend, it’s the sound of english folk colliding head-on with the golden-era music of 1970s west africa and the caribbean. towering vocal harmonies, soaring cello and clarinet lines, colossal basslines and drum patterns combine on an exquisite rollercoaster-ride of the emotions from euphoria to melancholia and back again.
sndwlp088
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DOWN TO EARTH (LTD 180G LP)
12" Vinyl lp D 31.08.16
soundway records are to release the only lp by nigeria’s number-one producer of the 1970s and early 80s, sound president odion iruoje. available for the first time since the 80’s, it’s limited to 1000 copies worldwide and is pressed on 180g vinyl. the album features a limited tip-on sleeve.
sndwlp086
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ANOKWAR (TRUTH) / MUSIC
12" Vinyl UK 19.07.16
ghanaian afro funk and boogie from sidiku buari is the focus of the next soundway 12”. the two tracks are taken from an obscure 12” release from 1983 that unfortunately had a pressing defect on “anokwar”, so with some twiddling and editing hide & smile have restored it ready for some overdue dance-floor use once again.
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MAJESTY (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp UK 29.06.16
flamingods are set to return with “majesty”, the band’s third album and debut release on soundway records. “majesty” is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2014 second album “hyperborea”. with this new album the five-piece have taken their sound in a new direction with a rich and multi-layered album brimming with diverse influences that reflect their multi-cultural backgrounds. the shimmering 10-track album crosses blissful psychedelia with a rich spectrum of the band s sonic inspirations. majesty was written and arranged with a conceptual narrative, cohesive both musically and lyrically, following the story of protagonist yuka on his journey of enlightenment. the record is split in two, morning/light/good (tracks 1-5) and evening/dark/evil (tracks 6-10) that unravels track-by-track as the record plays out.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
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COSMIC UNITY (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp D 09.05.16
eine interkontinentale familienangelegenheit weitet sich zur kosmischen gemeinschaft aus. die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
SNDWLP082
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KENYA SPECIAL REMIX
12" Vinyl UK 26.02.16
das vinyl kenya special remix bietet einen klingenden vorgeschmack auf eine kompilation, die das label soundway demnächst unter dem titel kenya special: selected east african recordings from the 1970s and 80s veröffentlicht. damit ist jetzt schon mal klar: dieser sampler wird ein fest! die 12 inch beinhaltet zwei geremixte stücke der kollektion und zwei exklusive songs - mithin handelt es sich also um vier songs, die man als afro-aficionado in der sammlung haben sollte.
inklusive mp3-downloadcode.
SNDW12019
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WONDEM (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp D 13.10.15
der mann kann alles: dexter story ist multiinstrumentalist, komponist, arrangeur, songwriter und produzent, hat sein eigenes studio in los angeles und arbeitet seit jahren mit musikern wie dwight trible, quadron, sa-ra und snoop dogg - und er komponiert und arrangiert für das ethno-jazz-ensembles ethio cali. diese arbeit führte ihn schließlich zu *wondem*, storys erstem album auf soundway records. es ist ein mitreißender mix aus soul, funk, ethno-jazz und folkloristischen einflüssen aus Äthiopien, eritrea, sudan, somalia und kenia. inmitten der musik ostafrikas und vor seinem eigenen breitgefächerten musikalischen hintergrund findet story seine eigene, einzigartige und weltumspannende stimme. an den zwölf songs mitgewirkt haben u.a. der bekannte multiinstrumentalist miguel atwood-ferguson und der künstler mark de clive-lowe, der auf diversen tracks an klavier und synthesizern zu hören ist. für fans von: the heliocentrics, mulatu astatke, gaslamp killer. die vinylversion erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
SNDWLP076
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FREE LOVE (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 27.04.15
fantasma, the latest project of south african innovator and creative pioneer spoek mathambo, is a five-man collective which weaves together electronica, hip-hop, traditional zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, south african house, psych-rock and punk to form a unique, original and fresh hybrid. the godfather of bacardi house, producer dj spoko joins with former machineri guitarist andré geld- enhuys, drummer michael buchanan and maskandi multi-instrumentist bhekisenzo cele to complete the line up. fused by spoek mathambos futurist vision, fantasma pulls inspiration from all corners of south africa: the sounds and spirits of townships and cities as well as the rural countryside. it is diverse not only in its membership but also in its forward-looking music. the 2x12 inch vinyl includes 2 bonus tracks and download code.
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TROPICAL (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp + mp3 UK 11.09.14
a kaleidoscope of rainbow textures and rhythms disperse into the exotic soundscape of *tropical*. electronics, real folk instruments and noise-making objects feature here generously on this six-track concept album, blending together a sonic palette influenced by a rich variety of music, people and places. the material was initially written over the course of a few months during what seneviratne called *a beautiful burst of inspiration*. working with veteran producer asier leatxe ibanez d opakoa (electric lady studios, nyc), seneviratne then set about disassembling all the songs and re-working them meticulously, enriching the sounds by adding a huge range of live instrumentation, before processing the audio through vintage analogue studio gear. the vinyl lp comes with download code.
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MAGICAL THINKING (2X12 LP, 180G, MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 21.05.13
frisch aus der vergangenheit: chico manns trip durch die zukunft der musik. pressung auf 180 gramm vinyl, mp3-download inklusive.
magical thinking ist bereits das fünfte album von chico mann aka marcos garcia, seines zeichens multiinstrumentalist mit schwerpunkt gitarre und bekannt als mitglied des orchesters antibalas. in der jüngeren vergangenheit machte der beat-freestyler aus brooklyn durch gastspiele bei tv on the radio, the roots und dam funk sowie remixe von little dragon und alice russell auf sich aufmerksam.
sndwlp051
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AIRBOURNE EP
12" Vinyl UK 28.11.12
east london producer and dj drumtalk is to release his new ep through soundway records. inspired by the musical lineage of london, chicago, new york and detroit, elements of house music, techno music, bass culture and the rhythms of west africa are all to be found here. distinctive in its raw immediacy, drumtalks music belongs in the same dark corners of the dancefloor as daphnis recent >jiaolong< lp.
heavyweight vinyl pressing, includes code for free mp3 download of this release.
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A NIGERIAN RETROSPECTIVE 1966-79 (3X12 LP + MP3)
3x12" Vinyl lp UK 19.10.12
during the golden age of nigerian music in the 1970s, tunji oyelana elevated the realm of pop music by infusing it with the poetic storytelling of yoruba folklore, blending the fashionable sounds of highlife, afrobeat, afrorock, funk, calypso, juju and reggae and transforming them into something timelessly unique.
triple heavyweight 180 gram vinyl in gatefold cover, including code for free mp3 download of the full album.
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DANCING TIME - THE BEST OF EASTERN NIGERIAS AFRO ROCK EXPONENTS 1973-77 (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 30.04.12
dancing time: the best of eastern nigerias afro rock exponents 1973 – 77 by the funkees mines the rich musical output of 60s and 70s nigeria. for the 5 year period this compilation spans the funkees output crackled with dance floor fire.
having featured on three of soundways most popular titles, across the definitive nigeria special compilation series, soundway felt the funkees output deserved closer inspection. presented here are 16 slices of funky afro-rock grooves hand picked by soundways miles cleret from a selection of the bands 45s and 2 long players.
pressing on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl in gatefold cover, including code for free mp3-download of the full album.
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GIVE THE BEGGAR A CHANCE (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 22.12.11
reissue of this album by nigerian multi-instrumentalist joni haastrup and his band monomono!re-issued on replica gatefold lp with bonus 12inch vinyl. soundway have been championing joni haastrup since day one featuring monomono tracks on both the nigeria special! and nigeria rock special! releases. most recently joni appears as a guest keys players on black goddess, an afro-jazz soundtrack collaboration with remi kabaka.
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PANAMA! 3 (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 09.12.09
volume 3 showcases more of the unique tropical music created in panama in the fertile decades of the 1960s and 70s. panama is the thin, tropical bridge that connects north and south america, and is home to three million culturally diverse people, its music is a soulful blend of latin american, caribbean, european and indigenous forms. from bilingual calypsos to guajira jazz, from tropical guarachas to cumbia tamboreras, panamanian musicians fearlessly combined and brilliantly executed styles that reflected their multicultural environment during a turbulent time in the young countrys history. this collection presents more of the golden age of panamanian music and the music of the combos nacionales on rare recordings that have never been released outside the isthmus until now.
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THINGS TO DO / FOAM NIGHTS (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 12.12.18
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ASAFO / ENYE WOA
12" Vinyl D 04.12.18
late 80s highlife from ghana on 12 inch vinyl.
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TEAL (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl D 25.10.18
new zealander julien dyne is a multi-instrumentalist with a long and impressive history of collaborative, live and solo musicianship. best known for his solo work on bbe and having worked with the likes of theo parrish, steve spacek, andreya triana and lord echo - one of soundway’s most successful artists. dyne has also accumulated a number of accolades over the course of a 10-year career including but not exclusive to being hotly tipped by both moodymann and gilles peterson.
dyne’s new project for 2018 is an 11-track lp on miles cleret’s extolled soundway label. demonstrating a shift in gears and movement toward a more uptempo, afro inspired sound ‘teal’ melds instrumental flair with astute production and a persistent grain of impassioned, effortless soul. the album features fellow new zealanders lord echo and mara tk, long term band-mate ladi6, fat freddy’s drop trumpeter toby laing, plus australian vocalist tim guy and jazz luminaries jonathan crayford and john bell. this is a body of work for the listener and the dancer alike with a mood as fitting for headphones as it is for the floor, with the double vinyl album cut loud at 45 rpm.
SNDWLP129
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DONDE ESTAS MARIA? (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 26.07.18
the boundary-pushing colombian group returns to soundway records with another unique album: dreamy psych-folk, blending traditional latin rock with tropicalia, and lush string and choral arrangements. meridian brothers’ sound is a huge palette of influences and inspirations. drawing from traditional latin rock (including colombian, argentinian and mexican) as well as brazilian tropicalia, for this album alvarez incorporates string instruments - in particular the cello, both bowed and plucked - a timbre rarely used in his previous works.
SNDWLP118
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THE SWEETEST MEDITATION
12" Vinyl D 08.06.18
djs and fans alike can look forward to another helping of lord echo, with a new 12” and digital package that features some fresh takes on his high-rolling summertime opus “the sweetest meditation” - the second single from his latest hit record “harmonies”.
expect inventive slices of disco dub fine tuned for the eccentric club experience, exploring the instantly recognisable soul sounds of mr mara tk.
the 12” contains a new club-friendly mix cooked up and trialled by the lord himself on a recent european dj excursion, a remix by long time collaborator, artist and record fiend julien dyne, a black ark style disco-dub of a rare early version as well as the original mix heard for the first time with the unmistakeable fidelity of a 12 inch record spinning at 33 revolutions per minute - higher highs, deeper lows, greater dynamic range.
in short - everything the modern music lover’s collection could possibly require for fulfilment. please enjoy™
SNDW12027
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24 HOURS IN A DISCO (180G 2X12 LP)
2x 12" Vinyl UK 16.04.18
from disco to disco: best-of des ghanaischen keyboarders und sängers auf 180 gramm doppel-vinyl. 2018 repress without the free mp3 dl card
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GUMBA FIRE: BUBBLEGUM SOUL & SYNTH BOOGIE IN 1980S SOUTH AFRICA (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK 09.03.18
soundway releases new compilation of rare 1980s south african ‘bubblegum’ & boogie
in 1980s black south africa a local form of pop music evolved as the disco boom died down and slowly mutated. it was often ubiquitously described as bubblegum - usually stripped-down and lo-fi with a predominance of synths, keyboards and drum-machines and overlaid with the kind of deeply soulful trademark vocals and harmonies that south african music is famous for. compilers miles cleret (soundway) and dj okapi (afrosynth records) present a selection of 18 rare, handpicked 1980s cuts that highlight the period that nestles in between the ‘70s (where american-influenced jazz, funk and soul bumped shoulders with local mbaqanga) and the ‘90s when kwaito and eventually house-music ruled the dancefloors of urban south africa.
SNDWLP124
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ONLY YOU / HAFI DEO
12" Vinyl D 16.01.18
disco-12ÆÆ mit zwei remixen gefragter 80er-jahre-afro-klassiker.

soundway hat neben einem herz f³r die afrobeat-gemeinde einfach die besten connections, um beatkoryphõen ausgesuchte sortimentsperlen zur exklusiven verfeinerung anzuvertrauen. und so erklõrt sich auch die 12ÆÆ mit den beiden edits von -only you- und -hafi deo-, zwei dancefloor-klassikern aus den achtzigern. sie treten in die fu?stapfen der beiden kompilationen -doing it in lagos- und -nigeria disco funk special-. -only you- ist eine nummer des nigerianischen disco-altmeisters steve monite, das bereits im original ein gefragtes dj-st³ck ist, aber durch die ?berarbeitung von frankie francis (sofrito) noch einmal an tanzflõchen-f³llqualitõt gewonnen hat. etwas entspannter geht es auf der b-seite mit -hafi deo- zu, einem kongolesischen disco-pop-song von tabu ley rochereau, den nick the record und dan tyler (idjut boys) mit diversen dub-spielereien veredelten.
SNDW12025
Soundway
A: Steve Monite - Only You
B: Tabu Ley Rochereau - Hafi Deo
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UHAMIAJI (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK 12.09.17
ein afrofuturistisches album aus tansania, das tradition und elektronik hypnotisch verschweißt.
SNDWLP122
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ONLY YOU / HAFI DEO
12" Vinyl UK 06.09.17
now a firm favourite in many a dj’s record bag, nigerian disco-boogie king steve monite’s hit “only you” (featured on soundway’s recent “doing it in lagos” compilation), is given a rework by sofrito s own frankie francis. on the b-side, nick the record teams up with idjut boys’ dan tyler to take on “hafi deo” - a beautiful taste of breezy tropical congolese pop from tabu ley rochereau.
SNDW12025
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KEIRA (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp UK 29.08.17
susso, aka bassist / producer huw bennett, creates music inspired by, and directly sampling, the magnificent sounds of the mandinka people, recorded during a recent trip to gambia. initially travelling with the aim of gaining perspective as a musician and to discover a new world of music first hand, huw found himself humbled by such a welcoming community of artists, mostly belonging to the celebrated susso and kuyateh griot families.
the tracks are composed entirely from original source material, field recordings and huw’s talents as a multi-instrumentalist, performing tuned percussion from the region including the mandinka balafon, kutiringding drum, aswell drawing on his skill as a professional upright / electric bassist. the music produced has a contemporary electronic sound, whilst still paying homage to a traditional gambian aesthetic. keira (meaning peace) guides the listener through huw’s journey up the river gambia, being welcomed into remote dusty villages, where your people are the most important thing in life.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
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Soundway
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LOS SUICADAS (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp UK 23.08.17
the genre-crossing 8-track album is the first of a trilogy, inspired by one of the colombian-native’s local legends jaime llano gonzalez, a colombian hammond organist famous for playing traditional colombian music such as pasillos, bambucos, cumbias, and foreign rhythms such as foxtrots or waltzes, in an ambient style.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
sndwlp078
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HARMONIES (LTD 2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 18.07.17
limited dj friendly double vinyl edition.
harmonies is the new long player from underground super-producer lord echo. the new album solidifies his already distinctive mutations of reggae and rock steady with disco, african soul, techno and spiritual jazz. in other words, the lord has returned from the wilderness with a bounty for his followers. eat of the bread of life and enjoy access to his crazy world of sound.
sndwlp090x
Soundway

also available as:
Vinyl (EUR 22.59)
out of stock
22.99 EUR *
MELODIES (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 22.05.17
double vinyl re-issue of the classic lord echo debut. features the huge single thinking of you. available for the first time on general release outside japan. look out for the brand new album harmonies from lord echo - part 3 in the trilogy.
sndwlp091
Soundway
out of stock
24.99 EUR *
HARMONIES (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 20.04.17
harmonies is the new long player from underground super-producer lord echo. the new album solidifies his already distinctive mutations of reggae and rock steady with disco, african soul, techno and spiritual jazz. in other words, the lord has returned from the wilderness with a bounty for his followers. eat of the bread of life and enjoy access to his crazy world of sound.
SNDWLP090
Soundway

also available as:
Deluxe Edition (EUR 22.99)
out of stock
22.59 EUR *
BAILE BUCANERO (180G 2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 03.04.17
the highly anticipated return of ondatropica from colombia, produced & conceived by quantic and frente cumbiero. heavyweight 180 gram double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with extensive liner notes.
sndwlp092
Soundway
out of stock
22.69 EUR *
GHANA SOUNDZ (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 06.02.17
ghana soundz was the first ever soundway compilation and became recognised worldwide due to the licensing of the oscar sulley track, ‘bukom mashie’ to the soundtrack of hollywood blockbuster, ‘last king of scotland’.
pounding rhythms, blaring horns and pumping vocals – the music is a document of a time forgotten when flares and cuban heels strutted the streets and night-spots of accra, the sizzlingly hot and humid capital of ghana. influenced as much by traditional rhythms and local highlife as by the music of fela kuti, james brown and santana, these tunes had almost become extinct – until now!
ghana soundz was the first of three collections of rare afro-beat, afro-funk and afro-fusion that miles cleret painstakingly travelled the length and breadth of ghana to assemble, the third compilation to be released late 2009.
2017 repress - double vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
SNDWLP001
Soundway
out of stock
22.49 EUR *
DOING IT IN LAGOS - BOOGIE, POP & DISCO IN 1980S NIGERIA (3X12 LP + 7 INCH + MP3)
3x12" Vinyl lp + 7" Vinyl UK 23.12.16
soundway records present a new compilation of twenty one rare and mostly unavailable tracks from the slick and sassy world of nigerian pop music and club culture of the early 1980s. comes on triple 12 inch + bonus 7 inch vinyl in gatefold sleeve, including download code and 8 page booklet.
sndwlp087
Soundway
out of stock
28.99 EUR *
JUST DO YOU
12" Vinyl UK 23.12.16
“just do you” is the first single from underground super-producer lord echo s hotly anticipated 3rd album “harmonies”. so long has it s gestation been that it has reached a status reserved only for the mythical and the absurd. some say it will never be finished with the album devouring its host creator and assuming a life of its own - but this first single proves other wise.
lord echo emerges from the darkness with a gleaming diamond in his hand - a slice of pure disco dub indulgence with all the rough trimmings that have made him a cult favourite from tokyo to trinidad.
SNDW12024 (136776)
Soundway
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
WEJENE AOLA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 01.12.16
for his next release on soundway records, los angeles-based dexter story hooks up with long time friend and compatriot of music, the saxophonist, jazz composer, producer and band-leader kamasi washington.
a fierce, rumbling electro ethio-funk groove provides the platform for an intense and powerful interplay between washington on tenor sax and todd simon on trumpet.
an instrumental cover version of tilahun gessesse’s 1970s cut of the same name, it’s story’s homage to the oppressed oromo people of southern ethiopia. backed on the flip by the one cut from story’s wondem long-player that did not make it to vinyl when the lp version was cut, nia andrew’s sublime and atmospheric collaboration on eastern prayer will keep all those happy who grumbled at it’s exclusion from wax first time around.
this is a record that no lover of ethio-jazz, afro-beat or funk should be excused for not owning.
sndw7022
Soundway
out of stock
10.49 EUR *
KENYA SPECIAL 2 (3X12 INCH LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK 20.10.16
despite the renewed interest in music from kenyas past, finding these tracks and their rights holders hasnt become any easier. only a handful of music archives around the world harbour collections of kenyan music, and just a few private collectors in kenya and abroad have been sharing catalogue info online or privately. one of the problems with east african music of this era is that much of it was originally released only on 45 rpm, seven-inch vinyl singles, many of which were only ever produced in tiny runs of a few hundred. 45s with their thin, paper sleeves do not age as well as lps and are often far more susceptible to the elements
SNDWLP 084
Soundway
out of stock
27.99 EUR *
HIGHLIFE ON THE MOVE (3X12 LP + 7 INCH + MP3)
3x12" Vinyl lp + 7" Vinyl UK 15.08.16
in conjunction with compiler and highlife researcher dr. markus coester, soundway records present a very special release. double cd & triple 180g gatefold vinyl (with a bonus 7 inch). this 45 includes the two first ever recordings by a certain fela ransome kuti with his band the highlife rakers. recorded by melodisc in london in 1960 both tracks have been unearthed after more than fifty years in hiding. in many ways this compilation is a prequel of sorts to soundways groundbreaking nigeria & ghana special compilations, telling the early story of modern highlifes foundation & formulation. it traces the music from west africa to london, adding elements of jazz, mambo and calypso along the way and paving the way for the afro sounds of the 1970s. accompanied by a 12 page vinyl booklet, the notes by dr. coester include rare photographs, labels and advert reproductions alongside some stunning and very rare recordings.
sndwlp060
Soundway
out of stock
31.99 EUR *
24 HOURS IN A DISCO 1978-1982 (180G 2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 02.03.16
from disco to disco: best-of des ghanaischen keyboarders und sängers. das doppel-vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
SNDWLP047/ 974671
Soundway

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THE SOUND OF SIAM 1964-1975 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp NL 26.02.16
as soundways entry point into the asian music world, >the sound of siam< album offers a unique vantage point to the most experimental period in thai musical history!
sndwlp027
Soundway
out of stock
24.99 EUR *
TEN CITIES (3X12 LP + MP3)
3x12" Vinyl UK 12.11.14
soundway records, along with the goethe-institute and adaptr.org, present ten cities a new compilation including, amongst many others, the likes of bristol dubstep producer pinch, lisbon-based producer batida and kenyan group just a band. the 3x12 inch vinyl edition includes free download code with bonus track.
sndwlp069
Soundway

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FUMACA PRETA (LP, 180GR + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp, 180gr + dl UK 15.10.14
fumaÇa pretas hard hitting, free-wheeling debut lp brings together elements of tropicalia, psychedelic rock, fuzz funk, musique concrete, acid house, radiophonic electronics, hair metal, voodoo and african, brazilian and latin rhythms. beaming down from another planet and sonically stretching across decades, fumaÇa preta will be released on soundway records. the vinyl lp includes a download code.
sndwlp067
Soundway
out of stock
17.99 EUR *
HUNGRY MAN (180G LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp UK 22.08.14
it is the first time the record has been released for 35 years. originally recorded for the emi nigeria label and produced by legendary producer odion iruoje keyboard was a one-off studio project formed by brodricks majuwa and isaac digha from circa 1978. these two session men were often used at the emi studio and played in multiple recordings that iruoje produced throughout the era. this extremely scarce and obscure record features amongst others ignace de souza of the black santiagos from the city of cotonou, benin and jonni wood from the band sjob movement.
the lp is strictly limited to only 1000 copies on 180 gram vinyl with download code included.
sndwlp065
Soundway
Hungry Man
I Wish You Knew
A Big Mess
Peacable World
Tomorrow We Cant Say
out of stock
22.95 EUR *
SALVADORA ROBOT (2X12 + DL CODE)
2x12" Vinyl lp + dl code UK 12.08.14
sndwlp064
Soundway
out of stock
18.95 EUR *
SHALUZA MAX / TABU LEY ROCHEREAU
12" Vinyl UK 05.08.14
soundway records present a special summer tribute double a-side 12- with two tracks from african musicians that both passed away within a couple of months of each other at the end of 2013 / start of 2014. both tracks are perfect summer tropical dj fodder for the dancefloor.
sndw12020
Soundway
out of stock
14.99 EUR *
OPOTOPO (LTD 180G LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp UK 30.10.13
soundway present a very limited vinyl-only re-issue of an obscure lp by the enigmatic nigerian artist easy kabaka brown. the lp was originally released and recorded by philips / phonogram in 1976 and only sold in very small numbers. musically it is a intriguing mix of mostly nigerian highlife with a bit of afro-jazz sung in the language of kalabari from the delta region of southern nigeria. strictly limited to 1000 x 180g vinyl copies and released in a rigid paste-on sleeve, these will not last long so dont sleep! the lp comes with free download of entire release.
sndwlp056
Soundway
Agboho
Kele Chi Gi
Belema
Onbumi
Ibi Dyna
out of stock
20.95 EUR *
NIGERIA SPECIAL - PART 2 (2X12LP, 180GR + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 12.09.13
nigeria 1970. highlife, afro-beat, rock, jazz & native blues rub shoulders and are turned out at an unprecedented level. new styles meet old. newly found national confidence follows the near break up of the nation following the biafran war. new fashions meet old, forging new fusions. soundway presents 26 original and previously un-reissued tracks from the time. obscure a-sides, b-sides & album cuts that have resisted a second look until now.
double 180 gram vinyl, detailed liner notes and free download included.
sndwlp009b
Soundwax
out of stock
19.99 EUR *
NIEBLO MORADA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 22.05.13
meridian brothers return with a brand new single that features an off-kilter, champeta version of jimi hendrixs classic track purple haze.
sndw7019
Soundway Records
out of stock
9.99 EUR *
ELEGANCIA TROPICAL (2X12 + 180GR)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 18.04.13
lead singer and mc, li saumet’s fiery vocals are underpinned by colombian rhythms and contemporary electronica as supplied by julián salazar and kike egurrola. originally formed by visual artist simón mejía in 2005, rolling stone magazine has hailed bomba estereo as leaders of a latin american scene that is “fusing old school folk sounds with more modern and electronic rap styles.”
sndwlp048
Soundway
out of stock
19.99 EUR *
SAME OLD CLOWN (LINKWOOD / KON REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK 03.04.13
featuring the sultry vocals of new york based kendra morris, the slinky and catchy album version of *same old clown* is joined on the ep by deeper re-workings from usa dj and re-edit king kon (kon & amir, nitetime), who provides both a vocal and dub remix as well as uk producer linkwood, known in underground circles for his groundbreaking mix of future-boogie, house and detroit techno on scotlands excellent firecracker recordings imprint.
*same old clown* is taken from chico manns forthcoming album *magical thinking* out 15th april on soundway records.
SNDW12018
Soundway
out of stock
11.99 EUR *
BLACK GODDESS - THE SOUNDTRACK (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp + mp3 UK 25.01.13
the original soundtrack to ola baloguns legendary movie >black goddess< from 1978. the film was written and directed by balogun (recognized as one of nigerias most renowned directors) but shot and cast in brazil. the soundtrack, soundways deepest venture into experimental afro-jazz, was composed and produced by one of nigerias most successful and original musicians remi kabaka (who has played with steve winwood, paul simon, paul mccartney and ginger baker amongst others). the record was originally issued in both nigeria and brazil, but recorded in lagos, using four of the nigerian music scenes most innovative players: remi kabaka himself, alongside biddy wright, saxophonist dele okonkwo and mono mono frontman joni haastrup.
digital download code included.
sndwlp025
Soundway Records
out of stock
14.99 EUR *
ALEGRIA EP
12" Vinyl UK 16.01.13
sndw12014
Soundway
out of stock
12.99 EUR *
REMIXED (INCL. MP3)
12" Vinyl UK 28.12.12
konkoma remixed sees three of konkomas choicest album cuts remixed and reworked by three of the most exciting synth laden afro-electro producers around today. with the original versions rooted in 1970s ghana, konkoma remixed adds modern edge to their rich blend of afro-funk, jazz, soul and traditional african rhythms. their debut album, released earlier this year through soundway records, won plaudits for its sophisticated mix of afrocentric music and soulful melodies.
the 12 inch vinyl comes with a free mp3 of the release.
sndw12017
Soundway
out of stock
12.99 EUR *
MANIFEST TONE EP
12" Vinyl UK 28.11.12
new york city born and new jersey city based chico mann (aka marcos garcia), a multi instrumentalist and guitarist with the afrobeat orchestra antibalas is to release his solo >manifest tone ep< through soundway records.
the ep represents four of the choicest cuts from chico manns >manifest tone< volumes 2 & 3 that until now were only available digitally. it signals the end of one phase and the start of a new chapter in chico manns career with a brand new album signed to soundway records for release in early 2013.
heavyweight vinyl pressing, includes code for free mp3 download of this release.
sndw12015
Soundway
out of stock
12.99 EUR *
DESESPERANZA (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp, 180 gr UK 14.11.12
bogotas meridian brothers release their delightfully surreal and playful album >deseperanza< on soundway records. traditional instruments, electronics and distorted vocals are dragged through an array of influences to create a world that is as original as it is unclassifiable.
pressing on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, includes code for free mp3 download of this release plus 2 bonus tracks.
sndwlp049
Soundway
out of stock
15.99 EUR *
FRIDAY NIGHT + FLOOR EXCITEMENT EP (2X12 + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 26.09.12
produced in london but recorded in ghana, the >friday night< ep by the busy twist transcends borders with its energetic and feel-good vibes, effortlessly mixing influences from the london bass scene and ghanaian highlife and hip-life. released on 12 inch vinyl, the physical release comes with a bonus 12 inch featuring the busy twists debut >floor excitement ep< release. code for free mp3 download included
sndw12013
Soundway
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
CARNIVAL DRUM SONG
12" Vinyl UK 12.09.12
soundway present a slice of raw trinidad carnival roots with a progressive twist, courtesy of one of the islands most original and forward thinking musical minds of the post war period. on the flip highlife-techno pioneer drumtalk morphs it into a dark and twisted electro-tropical groove dripping with rolling distorted synth-lines and filtered vocals.
limited edition 12 inch release, including code for free mp3 download.
sndw12011
Soundway
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
ONDATROPICA (3X12 + 7 INCH)
3x12" Vinyl + 7" Vinyl UK 27.08.12
the project, conceived by colombian musician mario galeano, the force behind the band frente cumbiero, and english producer will holland aka quantic, brings together an iconic group of top colombian musicians representing both the classic and more modern styles of la musica colombiana!
ondatropica fuses traditional colombian styles such as cumbia, gaita and champeta with boogaloo, ska, beat-box, mcs, dub and funk to create a progressive album that re-interprets the tropical musical heritage of colombia with new approaches in composition, arrangement and production. artists such as fruko, anibal velasquez, michi sarmiento, alfredito linares and wilson viveros (to name a few) joined a group of younger colombian musicians, including members of both marios band frente cumbeiro and quantics combo barbaro, to (re)generate the excitement that positioned colombian music as one of the most influential in south america.
sndwlp045
Soundway
out of stock
27.99 EUR *
NGONGO J AMI / YUMBALA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 24.08.12
sndw7017
Soundway
out of stock
10.99 EUR *
PUNKERO SONIDERO / I RON MAN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 24.08.12
sndw7018
Soundway
out of stock
10.99 EUR *
COLOMBIA 45 (3X7 INCH)
3x7" Vinyl UK 24.08.12
original 1960s colombian cumbia and gaita recordings on triple 7 inch vinyl. limited to 1000 copies with free mp3 download.
from the authentic countryside porro of the colombian cowboys – banda 20 de julio repelon – to the legendary discos fuentes bass player and his group pedro laza y sus pelayeros, whose fame stretched through colombia, peru & venezuela, colombia 45 sees soundway delve deeper into colombias rich musical history.
sndw7013
Soundway
Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros - La Picua
Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros - Cojeme La Casa
La Sonora Cordobesa - Mi Morena
La Sonora Cordobesa - El Sabrosito
Banda 20 De Julio De Repelon - La Pita
out of stock
17.99 EUR *
KONKOMA (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 23.07.12
self-titled debut from london based afro-funk outfit konkoma!
rooted in 1970s ghana, konkoma is the brainchild of saxophonist max grunhard and producer ben lamdin (nostalgia 77). the idea was to create a band around two highly esteemed ghanaian musicians - alfred bannerman and emmanuel rentzos. both are mercurial talents who over the years have graced the stage with the likes of bobby womack, hugh masekela and peter green as well as being long term members of the afro-rock band osibisa.
sndwlp044
Soundway
out of stock
20.99 EUR *
SHANGO
12" Vinyl UK 10.07.12
soundway continue their single series with the incendiary >shango< by lord nelson who hails originally from the caribbean island of tobago. the original 1978 track sits on the a-side with a bass-heavy, dancefloor-minded remix from daniel haaksman and dj beware on the flip side.
vinyl comes with free mp3 download of the release.
sndw12010
Soundway Records
out of stock
12.99 EUR *
PANAMA SOUL (INCL. MP3)
12" Vinyl UK 08.06.12
as a special treat soundway here serve up three courses of panamanian calypso-funk and caribbean soul from down on the isthmus. the 1960s and 70s were fertile times for panamanian music as soundways three volumes of the much loved panama! series of compilations has proved. being the bridge between north and south america, panama became a melting pot of musical influences, with local bands playing to entertain not only panamanians, but also the hordes of sailors that passed through the canal from all over the world. consequently, the combos nacionales (as the family of local bands became known) stuffed as many styles as possible into their repertoires from cumbia to salsa, reggae, calypso and funk.
code for free mp3 download of this ep included.
sndw12008
Soundway Records
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
MAKE IT FAST, MAKE IT SLOW (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 29.05.12
rob was an enigmatic recording artist from ghana who cut two albums for the legendary essiebons label in 1977. neither of these were big domestic hits at the time and have since become prized amongst collectors in recent years. the title track from this lp was always one of the most popular on the first soundway release ghana soundz and over the years soundway has been asked many times to re-issue the lp in its entirety.
sndwlp040
Soundway Records
out of stock
17.99 EUR *
LOS MITICOS DEL RITMO (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 11.05.12
from the sweltering tropical depths of cali, colombia will quantic hollands studio band los miticos del ritmo (the mythics of rhythm) return with an album of hip shaking, dancefloor quaking instrumental cumbias. the lp is 100% analogue and comes with an original screen-printed front cover designed by the london based artist lewis heriz.
sndwlp036
Soundway Records
out of stock
19.99 EUR *
BATIDA (LP 180G)
12" Vinyl lp UK 30.03.12
soundway are set to release the debut album from batida, the brainchild of angolan / portuguese dj mpula aka pedro coquenão. a distinctly modern and vibrant project with its feet firmly rooted in the past, batida combine samples from old 1970s angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music.
sndwlp038
Soundway
out of stock
14.99 EUR *
SOUL FOOD / THE BOOMA WOMAN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 20.03.12
limited edition !!
sndw7016
Soundway
out of stock
9.99 EUR *
EDZAYAWA (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 22.02.12
dark experimental afro rock on 180g vinyl plus free download code. includes extended interview with band leader nana danso. comes in gatefold sleeve.
sndwlp035
Soundway
out of stock
14.99 EUR *
AFRICA IS HOME / OLUFEME (NATURAL SELF RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK 19.01.12
limited edition release, including code for free download of these tracks.
originally released in 2005 to coincide with the release of ghana soundz vol 2: afro-beat, funk and fusion in 70s ghana, this 12 inch vinyl sees two tracks from that release re-edited and re-mixed by natural self. joe mensahs >africa is home< is subjected to a re-edit, stretching the groove for added dance floor pleasure. side b, oscar sulleys lively afro-beat number >olufeme< is remixed with baritone sax and flute added to the mix.
sndw12005
Soundway Records
out of stock
14.99 EUR *
THE DAWN OF AWAREMESS (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 22.12.11
reissue of this album by nigerian multi-instrumentalist joni haastrup and his band monomono! re-issued on replica gatefold lp with bonus 12inch vinyl and code for free mp3 download. soundway have been championing joni haastrup since day one featuring monomono tracks on both the nigeria special! and nigeria rock special! releases. most recently joni appears as a guest keys players on black goddess, an afro-jazz soundtrack collaboration with remi kabaka.
sndwlp029
Soundway Records
out of stock
18.99 EUR *
THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF CUMBIA PART 1 (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK 22.12.11
soundway set sail for colombia once again, delving deeper into the south american countrys rich musical past. 55 tracks spread over two triple vinyl releases. the original sound of cumbia is soundway’s definitive guide to the origins of colombian cumbia and porro and the result of five years pain staking re-search by will quantic holland. 1500 copies limited worldwide.tip!triplepack 1 tells the story of some the earliest colombian cumbia recorded, a genre that captured a nation, spreading from its birthplace on the caribbean coast in land to central colombia and the capital bogata
sndwlp032a
Soundway Records
out of stock
25.99 EUR *
TEQUILA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 22.12.11
soundway continue their journey into colombia with this limited edition 45 featuring two bolts of colombian dancefloor thunder. both songs were originally released on the legendary discos tropical label and are re-issued here for the first time out of south america.!side a features a version of the party standard ‘tequila’ by orquesta tropicana. blaring horns, hand claps and shouts for tequila combine for a latin dancefloor classic. side b is a version of the legendary fania salsa track ‘lluvia con nieve’ that was originally released in 1964 on the new york label. sonora tropical re-recorded the track for discos tropical and has remained unavailable outside of colombia until now.
sndw7014
Soundway Records
out of stock
10.59 EUR *
THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF CUMBIA PART 2 (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK 22.12.11
soundway set sail for colombia once again, delving deeper into the south american country’s rich musical past. 55 tracks spread over two triple vinyl releases. the original sound of cumbia is soundway’s definitive guide to the origins of colombian cumbia and porro and the result of five years pain staking re-search by will ‘quantic’ holland. 1500 copies limited worldwide.. tip!triplepack 2 sees the evolution of cumbia. greats of colombian music like alberto pacheco, toño fernandez & anibal velasquez brought the genre forward, bringing new influences and instruments to the genre. what had once been considered the music of the underclasses had risen up as the new sound of a nation.
sndwlp032b
Soundway Records
out of stock
25.99 EUR *
DANCING TIME (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 15.06.11
2 rare tracks from when the dance craze that was the twist hit nigeria in the early 1960s. limited to 1000 copies with free mp3 download.
SNDW7010
Soundway
out of stock
15.99 EUR *
AQUI LOS BRAVOS : THE BEST OF MICHI SARMIENTO Y SU COMBO BRAVO 1967-77 (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK 09.05.11
soundway remain in colombia for the follow up to cartagena! curro fuentes & the big band cumbia & descarga sound of colombia 1962 – 72, with a collection of pure colombian dancefloor thunder. check! 16 tracks of the finest guaguancós, descargas and cumbias recorded by legendary bandleader michi sarmiento y su bravos, and released on the infamous discos fuentes label between 1967 and 1977
SNDWLP 028
Soundway

also available as:
CD (EUR 19.99)
out of stock
24.99 EUR *
RIVE COME DOWN / SWAHILI (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 08.04.11
2 rare calypso funk & jazz tracks from andre tanker, one of trinidads most innovative musicians. limited edition 7 inch.
sndw7011
Soundway
out of stock
10.19 EUR *
VOODOO EP (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl UK 31.03.11
this four track ep, limited to 1500 copies, sees soundway head to trindad for 4 orginal 1950s instrumental calypso recording from cyril diaz who became renowned for the rich and smooth tone of his tenor sax playing. on this ep soundway presents four of his tracks including the traditional cuban standard >tabu<, the haitian inspired >voodoo< and >serenal< with its alternate version >chive soup merengie< both derived from trinidads latin music tradition, parang.
sndw10002
Soundway
out of stock
12.99 EUR *
LUCHIO BERMUDEZ Y SU ORQUESTA (3X 7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 15.03.11
lucho bermudez y su orquesta became famed for their intricate arrangements, mixing big band music from the us with cumbia and porro. this ep features six of their tracks dating back to the 1960s on a triple 7 inch vinyl.limited edition of 1000 copies. comes with code for free download of this release.
sndw7012
Soundway
out of stock
17.99 EUR *
CARTAGENA! (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 07.03.11
sndwlp026
Soundway
out of stock
19.99 EUR *
DEJALA CORRE (7INCH)
7" Vinyl D 06.12.10
drei songs vom gro?meister kolumbianischer popmusik.
SNDW7006
SoundWay
out of stock
8.39 EUR *
DIS-KA-NDOMBE
12" Vinyl D 03.12.10
reissue der 1980er-single des uruguayischen perkussionisten, plus house-remix.
SNDW12004
SoundWay
out of stock
9.99 EUR *
THE KUSUM BEAT (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 28.05.10
sweet talks were undoubtedly amongst the top five biggest bands in ghana in the 1970s recording a string of hit albums. the kusum beat was originally released in 1974 and became somewhat of a household favourite with heavy emphasis on the afro through it s traditional rhythms and motifs, blended together into a modern mix that combined highlife, funk and afrobeat.
SNDWLP014
Soundway Records
out of stock
19.99 EUR *
PANAMA! 2 (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 21.08.09
soundway records presents panama! 2, latin sounds, cumbia tropical & calypso funk on the isthmus, 1967-77 - showcasing the unique tropical music created in panama during the fertile decades of the 1960s and 70s, whilst producing one of the surefire summer soundtracks of the year!
sndwlp013
Soundway Records
out of stock
22.99 EUR *
PANAMA! 2: EL MISMO/EL BAILE DE LA ARANA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 07.08.09
two exclusive bonus tracks not available on the 2lp/cd issues of panama! 2. both tracks featured on this very rare and limited release offer a glimpse of the unique tropical music created in panama during the fertile decades of the 1960s and 70s.
sndw7007
Soundway
out of stock
8.29 EUR *

Releases on CD / DVD

SALVADORA ROBOT (CD)
cd UK 02.07.14
bizarrer ausflug in die wunderwelt tropischer rhythmen.die 1998 gegründeten meridian brothers erreichten 2012 mit ihrem album deseperanza erstmals ein größeres publikum, der dj gilles peterson kürte damals guaracha u.f.o (no estamos solos) zu seinem lieblingstrack des jahres. 2013 erschien auf dem label staubgold die sammlung devocion - works 2005-2011
sndwcd064
Soundway
Last Copy!
12.99 EUR *
KENYA SPECIAL! SELECTED EAST AFRICAN RECORDINGS FROM THE 1970S & 80S (2XCD)
2x cd UK 07.05.13
soundway records present kenya special: selected east african recordings from the 1970s & 80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from east africa
sndwcd046
Soundway
Last Copy!
16.99 EUR *
A NIGERIAN RETROSPECTIVE 1966 -89 (2CD)
cd UK 22.10.12
during the golden age of nigerian music in the 1970s thousand of records were produced in a wide spectrum of styles! this is a mixture of highlife, afrobeat, afrorock, funk, calypso, juju and raggae
SNDWCD043
Soundway
Last Copy!
17.99 EUR *
ONDATROPICA (2XCD - DELUXE LTD EDITION)
2x cd UK 30.07.12
deluxe 2xcd features 52-page booklet documenting the creation of the album and the artists who featured on it. mixing cumbia,gaita,champeta with boogaloo,ska,beatbox,dub and hip hip!
sndwcd045x
Soundway

also available as:
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CD (EUR 17.99)
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19.99 EUR *
MAKE IT FAST, MAKE IT SLOW (CD)
cd UK 27.04.12
sndwcd040
Soundway Records
Last Copy!
13.99 EUR *
EDZAYAWA (CD)
cd UK 01.03.12
very heavy native and progressive sounds in the afro rock direction with all it takes to raise your hands. its the right thing from the right people and the right people like you. it reproesent the new world of progressiveness in music.
sndwcd035
Soundway
in stock
13.99 EUR *
IFETAYO (CD)
cd UK 21.12.11
soundway return once more to the caribbean and are proud to present ifetaya by black truth rhythm band, originally released in 1976. led by the charismatic oluko imo, ifetaya was the only release from the afro-centric trinidadian band and is re-issued here for the first time on cd. whereas most of their peers at the time were looking to the funk of the usa & james brown for inspiration,black truth rhythm band looked to africa, fusing rhythms from africa & the west indies with elements of jazz, funk, calypsoand soul. ifetayo was to be the only release from black truth rhythm band but imo continued his music and love of african rhythms, going onto record with fela kuti in 1988 and later on perform with members of felas egypt 80 band.
sndwcd033
Soundway Records
Last Copy!
17.99 EUR *
THE SOUNDTRACK FROM OLA BALOGUNS FILM (CD)
cd UK 12.09.11
soundway records are proud to present the afro-jazz soundtrack to ola baloguns legendary movie from 1978. the film was written and directed by balogun (recognised as one of nigerias most renowned directors) but shot and cast in brazil. the soundtrack was composed by one of nigerias most successful and original musicians remi kabaka (who has played with steve winwood and ginger baker amongst others). the record was originally issued in both nigeria and brazil, but recorded in lagos, using four of the nigerian music scenes most innovative players: remi kabaka himself, alongside biddy wright, saxophonist dele okonkwo and mono mono frontman joni haastrup. the result is a truly unique and experimental afro-jazz recording that has been out of print for many years, until now.
sndwcd025
Soundway Records
in stock
18.99 EUR *
AQUI LOS BRAVOS (BEST OF..) (CD)
cd UK 09.05.11
soundway remain in colombia for the follow up to cartagena! curro fuentes & the big band cumbia & descarga sound of colombia 1962 – 72, with a collection of pure colombian dancefloor thunder. check! 16 tracks of the finest guaguancós, descargas and cumbias recorded by legendary bandleader michi sarmiento y su bravos, and released on the infamous discos fuentes label between 1967 and 1977
SNDWCD028
Soundway

also available as:
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in stock
19.99 EUR *
DOING IT IN LAGOS - BOOGIE, POP & DISCO IN 1980S NIGERIA (2XCD)
2x cd UK 28.12.16
brilliant disco boogie afro slammer
sndwcd087
Soundway
out of stock
19.99 EUR *
TEN CITIES (CD)
cd UK 13.11.14
soundway records, along with the goethe-institute and adaptr.org, present ten cities a new compilation including, amongst many others, the likes of bristol dubstep producer pinch, lisbon-based producer batida and kenyan group just a band
sndwcd069
Soundway

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out of stock
13.99 EUR *
FUMACA PRETA (CD)
cd UK 08.10.14
this amersterdam-based groups self-titled debut album is a gritty bacchanal of psych, garage rock, latin funk, and post-tropicalia sounds.
sndwcd067
Soundway
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
NIGERIA SPECIAL! (2XCD)
cd UK 07.05.13
since 2002, soundway records has been synonymous with high-quality and groundbreaking compilations of music from africa, the caribbean and south america. nigeria special is the most ambitious project yet for the label, a truly in depth, double album look at nigerian music in the early to mid-70s, encompassing a broad range of styles.
sndwcd009
Soundway
out of stock
17.99 EUR *
24 HOURS IN A DISCO (CD)
cd UK 21.11.12
originally disco-sound from 1978-82!
SNDWCD047
Soundway
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
DESESPERANZA (CD)
cd UK 25.09.12
meridian brothers is a colombian tropical-experimental music project lead by elbiz alvarez. recorded in bogota..
SNDWCD049
Soundway
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
KONKOMA (CD)
cd UK 29.08.12
die aus london stammende band um alfred kari bannerman und emmanuel rentzo steht für afro-funk, jazz, soul und afrikanischen rhythmen!
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Soundway
Lie Lie
Sibashaya Woza
Handkerchief
Shimmy Nashi Goro
Kpanlogo
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
ONDATROPICA (CD)
cd UK 30.07.12
mixing cumbia,gaita,champeta with boogaloo,ska,beatbox,dub and hip hop! standard cd comes with 7 bonus download tracks and features 28-page booklet documenting the creation of the album and the artists who featured on it. bonus download tracks: 1. traigan la batea,2. el caimán y el gallinazo,3. mi negra,4. papi shingaling,5. mambo loco especial,6. la tranca,7. cien amos
sndwcd045
Soundway

also available as:
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out of stock
17.99 EUR *
LOS MITICOS DEL RITMO (CD)
cd UK 27.04.12
aus den drückend heißen tropischen tiefen calis in kolumbien kehren sie zurück: will quantic hollands siebenköpfige studioband los miticos del ritmo (die mythen des rhythmus) - mit einem album mitreißender, hochgradig tanzbarer cumbias und einer reihe von coverversionen wie queens another one bites the dust und dont stop von michael jackson. das album wurde in hollands studio in cali aufgenommen - ziel war es, die aesthetik der aufnahmen aus kolumbien und der karibik der 60er-jahre einzufangen.
sndwcd036
Soundway Records
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
DANCING TIME - THE BEST OF EASTERN NIGERIAS AFRO ROCK EXPONENTS 1973-77 (CD)
cd UK 27.04.12
sndwcd039
Soundway Records
out of stock
17.99 EUR *