for this third release, blue night jungle inaugurates its sublabel bnj spirit promoting oriental musics and vibes. turkish-singing live band ayma, future arabic bass producer matrub, the nugget digger unouzbeck and local resident amar du désert introducre on this various the variety of their both occidental and oriental influences
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.
iraqi band babylon trio from brussels plays an electrified ravey mix of contemporary iraqi and arabic music styles, such as choubi choubi, dabke, maqam and electronic hybrids that put the dancefloor on fire. their debut album “habibi” features songs about their old life in iraq and new life in brussels, belgium, with topics such as separation from loved ones, love, beauty, honour and pure arabic party bangers. this year will mark the power of the contemporary iraqi street sound of babylon trio throughout belgium, europe and beyond.
after years of playing with the moroccan community of brussels, music maker and jazz musician luc mishalle knows every trick of the cross-fertilization of gnawa music, jazz & brass. gnawa is the northern african islamic sufi music with healing vibrations and spiritual lyrics, played by the descendants of african slaves. the album title “beats & pieces” refers to the collaborations with belgian percussionist roel poriau (think of one, antwerp gipsy-ska orkestra), tunisian electronic producer sofyann ben youssef (ammar808, kel assouf) and moroccan-belgian gnawa master maalem driss filali.
traditionelle kubanische big-band-musik: remasterte nachpressung von 1997 mit vielen “buena vista social club”-musikern. die doppel-lp erscheint als audiophile 180-gramm-pressung (45 rpm) mit einem 32-seitigen booklet.
bbe music is proud to present the next instalment in the j jazz masterclass series: ‘east plants’ by takeo moriyama, one of japan’s finest jazz drummers. the double vinyl release is housed in a gatefold sleeve.
fantastic jazzy funk! this is the second record by azymuth – and it’s way way better than anything they ever cut in america! it’s got a wonderful vibe that mixes brazilian fusion influences with the tight grooves of a maurice white-inspired generation – and the result still sounds amazingly great today. the record has great electric keyboards, some nice deep floating basslines and percussion, and it stands as some of the coolest, dopest stuff in this genre. with the great cuts “tarde”, “tamborim, cuica, ganza, berimbau”, “falcon love call”, and “aguia nao come mosca”. pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
duas cidades is a defining moment in the group’s career, one that catches them perfecting their genre-defying sonic mix. the single “playsom” was included on the fifa 2016 soundtrack and the video now has over 2 million plays. the album also features the hit and fan favorite “lucro: descomprimindo”. pressing on 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
baianasystem are from bahia, the state with the strongest african cultural heritage in the country and a motherlode for brazilian music. baianasystem manifest and champion the sound of the black atlantic, deep and future connections between africa, brazil and the caribbean, from the roots of samba to global bass culture.
2016 fand in santiago de cuba das manana festival statt. es führte zu einem intensiven dialog zwischen vertretern regional-karibischer musiktraditionen und internationalen independent-künstlern aus dem spannungsfeld von dance, avantgarde und jazz. mit der gründung des labels manana wurden vor ort geknüpfte fäden aufgenommen und weitergesponnen. daraus resultierten bereits zwei außergewöhnliche tonträger. -soundspecies & ache meyi- ist der dritte dieser reihe, er fusioniert auf aufsehenerregende weise folk aus kuba mit britischer elektronik. hinter soundspecies verbergen sich zwei als djs und produzenten aktive brüder aus dem englischen dorset. in ihrer musik loten sie die verbindungen zwischen den klängen und formen elektronischer tanzmusik einerseits und den repetitiven mustern von traditionellem folk andererseits aus. die formation ache meyi hat sich hingegen afro-haitianischen rhythmen und stilen wie bembe, vodu, gaga und merengue verschrieben. und das auf eine ziemlich dynamische weise, was angesichts des bandnamens wenig überrascht. die yoruba-begriffe -ache- und -meyi- bedeuten so viel doppelte power.
MUSIC FROM THE SOUNDTRACK RESPECTABLE FAMILIES (10 INCH+MP3)
10" Vinyl+mp3 BE05.09.18
record compilation (10inch ep+mp3) dark tango, mysterious twist and psychedelic cha-cha-cha! record compilation (10inch ep+dl) - dark tango, mysterious twist and psychedelic cha-cha-cha! nothing you would expect from a sixties egyptian soundtrack. romanticist and artistic all-rounder abd al-rahman al-khamissi stands out with this absolute timeless musical production for his 1969 movie -respectable families . four abstract instrumental dances to express poetry through music!
strut continue their essential work with the godfather of ethio jazz, mulatu astatke, with the first official reissues of his early classics afro latin soul volumes 1 and 2 from 1966, recorded as the ethiopian quintet. arriving after astatkes life-changing years studying at berklee college in boston, the albums were the first experiments in his pioneering sound, fusing ethiopian cultural music with afro latin and jazz forms
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umeko ando (1932-2004) was a folk singer from japan. she was a representative of the ainu culture on the hokkaido island in the north of japan. “ihunke” is her first album which was recorded with the ainu musician and dub producer oki kano in 2000. it was released on cd in japan only and is finally available on vinyl (2lp + linernotes, dl included). “ihunke” is following last year’s single “iuta upopo” pingipung 58, incl. m.rux remix which had been received with overwhelming enthusiasm and was quickly sold out. the 16 ainu songs on “ihunke” are delicate, natural gems. they are built on oki kano’s tonkori patterns (a 5-string harp), over which umeko ando develops her repetitive, mantric vocals, often in a call-response manner. oki kano is one of very few professional tonkori players who performs worldwide with his oki dub ainu band. the songs possess a mystical energy – when crows call accurately with ando’s brittle voice in the first song, it seems like natural powers join in with her music. her voice sounds like animals of the sky and the forest. oki kano: “it was a lot of fun to record with umeko ando. many ainu hesitate to break from tradition - if umeko hadn’t been so flexible to work with the younger generation and recording technology, this album would never have happened. our sessions were intense, and we were proud and happy about making such beautiful music.” upcoming in autumn: remixes of “ihunke” by tolouse lowtrax, m.rux, dj ground, el buho mark peters, gama, andi otto, and dreems. historical background: only recently (in 2008) have the ainu officially been acknowledged as indigenous people who are culturally independent from japan. this record is an example of how their music has been passed on through generations in the underground ainu communities while it was oppressed by the japanese hegemony. it deserves a huge audience. follow kompakt
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO PSYCHEDELIC CAMBODIA (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D08.08.18
eine immense zahl des größten volksstamms kambodschas, der khmer, fiel in den siebzigerjahren der schreckensherrschaft der roten khmer zum opfer – und mit ihm auch die musik dieses rough guide. einige wenige, die dem mörderischen system entkommen konnten, versteckten die musikaufnahmen oder nahmen sie mit ins exil und hüteten sie wie den schatz einer verloren gegangenen zeit. als sich das land 20 jahre später wieder zu öffnen begann, fanden die schallplatten, auch über kassettenaufnahmen, ihren weg zurück auf den lokalen markt und in die exilgemeinden und wurden so auch einer breiteren weltöffentlichkeit bekannt. künstler aus den sechziger- und siebzigerjahren wie sin sisamouth, ros sereysothea oder pan ron wurden vor dem vergessen bewahrt. revival bands wie dengue fever und the cambodian space project retten den »psychedelic sound of cambodia« in die heutige zeit. die limitierte vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
exciting compilation featuring some of the best 45s, released 1974-77, by anadolu pop singer gulden karabocek. baglama and zurna mix with synthesizers, bubbling bass and wah-wah guitars. traditional folk melodies fold neatly into nippy prog-funk arrangements that owe a lot to pioneering bands like baris mancos kurtalan ekspres.
exciting compilation featuring some of the best 45s, released 1974-77, by anadolu pop singer gulden karabocek. on these tracks, originally released 1972-77, youll find a mix of traditional anatolian melodies and instruments like bağ,,lama and zurna mixed with synthesizers, wah-wah guitars and psych-funk arrangements.
second proper studio album originally released in 1976 by the king of turkish psych/anatolian rock. recorded in belgium with help from session musicians related to placebo, janko nilovic and mad unity among others, nick the chopper features lyrics in english, huge orchestral sections, and re-arrangements of many of the melodies from his masterpiece 2023. barı,ş, spent his whole life trying to communicate to the wider world outside turkey. this was his last attempt at doing so with an album before turning to a travel television show to visit faraway places and talk to the young and old, one on one. every production trick of the glorious 1970s was deployed to push barı,ş, up the european charts, and now they can push him right into your brain instead.
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO PSYCHEDELIC SALSA (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D11.07.18
dieser rough guide untersucht die rauschhaften psychedelia- einflüsse auf die salsa-musik, von den verzerrten tropischen gitarren-klängen der sechziger- und siebzigerjahre zu topaktuellen bands, die heute mit den eigenartigen, aber wundervollen psychedelischen sounds experimentieren. die limitierte vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO LATIN RARE GROOVE VOL. 2 (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D11.07.18
das »latin rare groove«-repertoire ist eine goldmine, von der es nun weitere schätze zu entdecken gibt. das glitzernde edelmetall reicht von ray pérez venezolanischer combo los kenya über die retro-funk-klänge der new mastersounds bis zu einem unveröffentlichten kleinod des new yorker salsa-orchesters conjunto alayon aus den siebzigerjahren mit dem jungen posaunisten jimmy bosch (»el trombon criollo«). die limitierte vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
jazz-improvisation, synkopierte beats und revolutionäre haltungen waren in der arabischen welt seit dem frühen 20. jahrhundert gegenwärtig. der rough guide erkundet die heutige lebendige szene und offenbart, wie durch die vermischung von jazz und arabischer musik schönste musikalische mixturen entstehen. das limitierte 180 gramm vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
atangana records’s back with its second release, once again a long-awaited reissue, once again digging into the caribbean music with a classic track from les maxel’s (from guadeloupe), “le retour de toto”. as usual, the remastered tune comes with a remix and a b2 “just” coming with the remixer’s add parts. originally out in 1976, “le retour de toto” on disques debs international is a brilliant dancefloor killer, magnifying the cross-world between zouk and latino music, biguine and calypso. you can hear from the prominent hi-hat all the energy of the dance moves you could improvise on that kind of joint. with a lot of break, wonderful horns and backing vocals, “le retour de toto” will enjoy all the summer dancefloor and airwaves for some time
180g lp (vinyl only release) in 1975, the prolific and multi-talented brazilian comedians chico anysio and arnaud rodrigues recorded an album based on the protagonist of one of their most celebrated tv series. this soundtrack/musical re-imagining of the series combines jazz-funk with samba soul and mpb, with the help of cult brazilian trio azymuth.
nichts passt besser zu dieser aussage auf diese wundervoll zusammengestellte und verzaubernde musikselektion, die, wie auch jeder agnes obel-song, ruhe und frieden ausstrahlt. es ist die entschleunigte antithese zur rush hour, wie ein zugefrorener see an einem sonntagmorgen. agnes obel verbindet songs der enigmatischen jamaikanerin nora dean (eine duke reid produktion) mit dem kargen, bitterbösen -party girl- von michelle gurevich, das den gleichnamigen französischen film inspirierte. wehmütige stimmen von the bulgarian folklore choir, nina simone, ray davies und agnes selbst treffen auf mehr oder weniger elektronische tracks von yello, can und der griechischen kultkomponistin lena platonos. garniert wird die kollektion mit neuem agnes obel-material wie den dänischen song -glemmer du-, die vertonung von inger christensens -poem for death-, sowie den song -bee dance-. die doppel-lp erscheint als limitierte 180g pressung mit allen 19 ausgespielten tracks, audiophil auf halber geschwindigkeit gemastered, inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen tracks (einmal komplett ausgespielt, einmal als mixset) in wav/mp3-formaten, im gatefold mit antistatischen innentaschen plus kunstdruck in 12- größe.
turkish ladies. female singers from turkey 1974 – 1988 is a first ever compilation of female music from turkey from 70s and 80s. sony music turkey and ladies on records deliver a compilation emerged from deep and profound listening to the message of turkish female singers. created from music archives of old turkish labels (elenor, türküola, sah plak) under licensing umbrella of sony music turkey, the compilation captures the broad diversity of music performed by turkish women.
since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album in 2013 on names you can trust, la mecánica popular has quietly been contemplating the evolution of the group s sound, philosophy, and overall approach to making music. band leader efraín rozas experimental nature has continually pushed the boundaries of his own definition of not only latin american music, but its broader relationship with music s global culture and history. the sound of -psychedelic salsa- that lmp helped capture in their debut was destined for further outside-the-box interpretations, and with the formation of a new quintet lineup over the last few years, lmp began to incorporate a more free, improvised and instrumental-focused performance of rozas increasingly radical compositions. the band subsequently took this liberated approach directly into the studio, recording roza cruz live, in its entirety. it was a cathartic experience, a necessary methodology for the new album s concept that embraced the intimate performance of its players and did away with standard techniques of isolation and overdubs. the evolution of the band s sound on roza cruz brings forth a blend of styles rarely heard together, a touch reminiscent of electric-era miles davis or eddie palmieri at his most experimental, as the driving force of timbales and congas provide a bed for a wave of lush, analog amplification that mirrors the dueling leads of fuzz guitar and electric piano. but as far out as those instruments take the listener, the raw rhythm the clave always keeps it tethered to the earth and the dance, a cerebral yet visceral gift for the mind and feet.
first time reissue of this amazing album.. worth the purchase for mirandolina & só tem lugar pra você alone.. replica with original artwork . the record features arthur verocai and luis bonfa (composer octavio burnier’s uncle) on production/arrangement
founded in 2018 by dj and producer deni-shain the man behind acclaimed compilations space echo and pop makossa, atangana records is the logical follow-up to more than 20 years of travels, constantly on the lookout for new artists and music around the world. as a tropicalist globetrotter in this new project deni-shain, in partnership with thomas vicente, co-owner of the french restaurant le verre vole, aims to dig, reproduce & transmit cross-cultural music, usually unreachable and/or less known by the public. the goal is simple: share the love of music and to rediscover the pleasure of voicings, percussions and sadly forgotten harmonies, whether you find yourself in a jam packed club or the intimacy of your home. atangana’s first releases will be looking at the caribbeans islands, especially into haiti with the reissue highly expected by various diggers of the acclaimed single divizion by singer fedia laguerre. originally released in 1981, this first 12inch comes with a remix by voilaaa and an instrumental cut exclusively based on the additional work by the french afro-collective.
drunken foreigner band is a brooklyn-based ensemble that makes a sprawling electrified iteration of the akha and lam lao musics of thailand and laos. the majority of the bands music was learned from cassette tapes of the largely-vocal music traditions, gathered by keyboardist dave kadden on his trips to southeast asia. comprising members of sunwatchers, invisible circle and other experimental brooklyn outfits, they are releasing their debut lp white guy disease on electric cowbell records.
picture this: 11 musicians, dancers and dj join forces in 2014. drawn together by their passion for and hypnotized with the infectious grooves of salsa, boogaloo, afro, in short, the latin fervor that runs in the veins of those who live with a positive flow in their body and minds. 11 funkateers that go by the name of banderas. waving their caliente strut. from tokyo, japan.
wicked compilation. holds only rare top notch zouk tracks that have never been compiled before. superb for your tropical dancefloor. winners only! big tip! according to the label: after the success of koute jazz, heavenly sweetness comes back with a dancefloor but not jazz compilation, enough to move your feet at through the whole summer! 13 disco, boogie and zouk tracks recorded in the 80s in the west indies.
famous for their matching, colourful suits and always-happy smiles, beyaz kelebekler (white butterflies) were a mixed-gender turkish band very popular during the 70s. they released one album plus numerous 45s in turkey and other countries like holland and italy. in 1976 during the last day of their european tour, just after one gig in cologne, beyaz kelebekler visited a studio of a friend which was still in construction. they decided to record a few songs, just for fun and for testing the new studio equipment. it was a very basic, one take recording, using an 8-channel mixer, a few mics and a reel-to reel tape machine. the result was an amazing example of anatolian psych-funk, featuring wah-fuzz guitar, flute, heavy drums, joyous male / female vocals. unreleased until now, here is the first ever release of these surprising recordings, rescued from the only surviving cassette tape.
original year of release: 1989. features the tracks king kong five, pas assez de toi, sidi hbibi, etc. mano negra the legendary first band of french singer manu chao … featuring songs in spanish, french, english and arabic.. we are celebrating this year the 30th anniversary of its foundation. the album has been unavailable on vinyl since its first original pressing
1 lp, first re issue ever, cut from original masters. original packaging strictly reproduced + printed gatefold sleeve and printed inner-sleeve with cd included. original year of release: 1991. features the tracks le soleil de bodega, face a la mer, famille heureuse, etc. les negresses vertes was the biggest french act touring the world in the beginning of the 90s. the band has just reunited and will tour europe this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of mlah. the album famille heureuse has been unavailable on vinyl since their first original pressing.
2lp, officially available on vinyl for the first time, cut from original masters. original packaging strictly reproduced. printed sleeve and printed inner sleeve with cd included. original year of release: 1992. mano negra the legendary first band of french singer manu chao. we are celebrating this year the 30th anniversary of its foundation. featuring songs in spanish, french, english and arabic. the album in the hell of patchinko, the live double album recorded in japan in 1991, is available officially for the first time on vinyl.
16 classic tracks that include guest appearances by david byrne, perry farrell and the flaming lips. a kaleidoscopic swirl of psychedelia, dub, indian, rock, brazilian, easy-listening and other worldly influences.
2lp, available for the first time on vinyl, cut from original masters. original packaging strictly reproduced. + printed sleeve and printed inner-sleeves with cd included. original year of release: 1994. features the tracks mambo show, apres la pluie, a quoi bon, bourre dallegresse, etc. les négresses vertes was the biggest french act touring the world in the beginning of the 90s. the band has just reunited and will tour europe this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of mlah. zig zague, the 3rd studio album, is available for the first time on vinyl.
akokan is a yoruba word used in cuba meaning from the heart, and indeed, every song on the self-titled debut album (march 30/daptone records) by orquesta akokan feels like a heartfelt gift from the band to the listener. assembled and led by cuban vocalist jose pepito gomez, orquesta akokan is a big band collective of the finest musicians on the island, both young and old. it features all-original music and was cut live to tape over a three-day session at havanas hallowed state-run estudios areito. areito is one of the longest operating studios in the world and where important cuban records have been made. the album was produced by jacob plasse and arranged by mike eckroth. comes in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
omar souleymann hat mit seinem syrischen techno nicht nur im nahen osten hochzeiten in wilde tanzpartys verwandelt , sondern er konnte sich auch in den letzten jahren in westlichen teilen der erdkugel einen namen mit seinen remixes für björks biophilia und berüchtigten spätabendlichen shows auf festivals wie glastonbury und primavera machen. diesen durchschlagenden internationalen erfolg verdankt er seinem einzigartigen sound, der kulturelle barrieren kurzerhand durchbricht: in seiner musik treffen türkische, kurdische, syrische und arabische folklore auf elektronische beats und ergeben einen eklektischen, tanzbaren wirbelwind, der vorderasiatische tradition und westlichen pop auf einen nenner bringt. gemeinsam mit seinem musikalischen langzeit-kollaborator rizan sa id hat omar souleyman bereits drei compilations und eine live-platte veröffentlicht. -wenu wenu-, sein erstes studioalbum, wurde von kieran hebden (four tet) produziert. - schwarzes heavyweight vinyl inklusive mp3-downloadkarte.
2013 marks marcos valle s 70th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the brazilian native s debut long player. for the past few years, light in the attic s been obsessed with valle s early 70s work, originally recorded for the odeon label. it s where a new modern brazilian pop sound effortlessly mixed bossa nova, baio and samba with foreign influences like jazz, rock, pop, soul and funk, bringing to mind the sounds of jean claude vannier and david axelrod. tip!!
first ever reissue of the sole long-playing album by colombias los chicos malos, originally released by discos fuentes in 1980. los chicos malos was a short-lived colombian super group- of sorts from cartagena with acclaimed pianist and composer vctor m el nene del real as orchestra director and arranger. vocals were shared by john jairo murillo and vctor melndez, both known for their work with the latin brothers. produced by the legendary mario rincon, this highly sought-after lp is an irresistible mix of uncompromisingly hard salsa and cumbia infused with infectiously happy melodies punctuated by a distinctive double-trombone attack inspired by the nuyorican street sound of willie coln. presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl. part of vampisouls reissue series of classic fuentes lps.
band from trinidad & tobago, led by the internationally renowned lead guitarist guitarist and songwriter michael boothman. tabu and so dey say were recorded in 1972 and would remain family trees only recordings. limited edition of 500 copies worldwide! . family tree represented a new generation re-discovering trinidadian folk music forms and giving them a contemporary treatment. family tree infused old shango rhythms in their new sound and were the first to experiment with steel pan fused with standard instrumentation. tabu is a cover of a cuban standard made popular in trinidad by 1950s calypso musicians cyril diaz and his orchestra and so dey say was an original composition by david boothman. although they only ever recorded these two songs, the band toured with derek walcotts trinidad theatre workshop and forged long standing musical connections with some of the countrys leading musicians.
50s jamaican mento at its best, reissue of a double 10 inch album into one solid disc. happy and delightful jamaican mento played by local jazz musicians, recorded in the golden age of 78rpm sp singles.
the torben unit band from berlin returns more experimental than ever whilst still being rooted between jazz and rock. after the self-titled first lp on money $ex records, the second album -sawaasch garahsch- will be out in winter 2017. no label – self-released. the new album consists of many episodes telling a story that couldn t be purer nor rawer. jazz-rock is the genus when modal madness meets electronic soul and psychedelic spheres. the spectrum of instruments being used is huge: from bouzouki to pearl s syncussion, there is no limit of instrumentation whilst the core of e-piano, guitar, bass and drums mostly remains. torben unit s concerts as well as the records are a guaranteed jazz-rock party with never ending feeling.
karl neumann: keys & vocals georg seibt: drums ludwig labuzinski: synths & effects valentin handrick: keys & percussion gerry franke: guitar & bouzouki max graef: bass & rhythmguitar
(180gr) following the recent reissues of jose mauros obnoxius, piris voces querem mate? and victor assis brasils toca antonio carlos jobim, far out recordings presents a second album from victor assis brasil from the treasure trove of the quartin records catalogue, esperanto
what was old is new again. the old adage is so tired that nobody takes its proper measure: all people hear is the word old, when the important one is new. making new things out of old things is an act of alchemy. the proof is in this fifth album no rest for the wicked of perpignan which is blown right open here and there by a few very contemporary guests.
(lp+dl) reissue of the belly dance holy grail from the organ king of cairo, combining traditional rhythms with spaced out modern sounds.(lp+dl) reissue of the belly dance holy grail from the organ king of cairo, combining traditional rhythms with spaced out modern sounds. hany mehanna, beloved musician and composer of the greatest artists from the arab world such as oum kalthoum and abdel halim hafez, shows himself from a more experimental side on his solo albums. originally released in 1973 the miracles of the seven dances is a pure work of genius: hypnotic organ grooves, psychedelic guitars, mystic strings and haunting percussion. belly dance as good as it gets!
wonderwheel recordings is proud to present the first full-length album from producer robin perkins, aka el buho. balance represents a meeting of different currents that make up buho s music: a fascination with the natural world, and its protection, a fascination with the rhythms, traditions and sounds of latin america and a fascination with modern electronic music and production aesthetics. the album is peppered with cumbia, son jarocho, andean instrumentation & afro- colombian rhythms. mixed with this, robin integrates this idea of -nature music- - putting the sound of a misty forest, the songs of birds, of crunching leaves under foot or the rhythmic tapping of rain alongside synthesized sounds, electronic clicks or claps, deep basses. trying at once to give them their own space but in a new, surprising perspective - it draws electronic music into something more soft, natural, different and appealing. balance is also an album that celebrates community and collaboration, showcasing collaborations with ten different artists form latin america and beyond, both producers, instrumentalists and singers. including more of a lyrical presence than his previous eps, perkins solicited the participation of talented singers like dina al wedidi from cairo, luzmila carpio from bolivia and the incredible decimas of mexican poet citlaly malpica. the album also features the likes of harpist veronica valerio, argentine multi-instrumentalist rumo tumba, jarana player pablo emiliano from mexican son jarocho group semilla and members of the shika shika
a first-ever collection of the highly sought after and largely previously unheard recordings of the one of turkish pop and rocks best kept secrets - featuring the two rare has hens teeth 1 numara 7inch singles (which fetch in excessive of £200 on certain internet auction sites) including a previously unreleased extended version of evren
heres an anthology dedicated to the 70s period of dolores vargas, known as the earthquake due to her wild and frenzied dancing style. in these songs, released 1970-1975, youll hear killer sound and production mixing funk, rock and pop with the powerful vocal style of the earthquake. including real gipsy-funk bombs like a la pelota anana hip or la hawaiana along with her bizarre cover version of chirpy chirpy cheep cheep and much more.
the apparition of spanish female duo las grecas with their gipsy-rock sound in the 70s created quite a boom in the spanish market at the time and paved the way for other similar gipsy-rock duos. morena y clara were one of them. launched by bizarre flamenco producer lauren postigo, they released a string of 45s and three lps (highly sought after now) for the discophon label. they mixed rumba, flamenco, psychedelic rock, funk and disco music featuring an amazing production (heavy drums, fuzz-wah-phaser electric guitars, moog, hammond) over the wild flamenco female vocals of the duo. featuring their psychotronic hits like no llores mas, deje de quererte, buscando alegria and more.
ultra-rare gems extracted from 45s and 78s records released in the 1950s and early 1960s by obscure record labels! a collection of fast, hot and intense latin songs played by cuban, puerto rican, venezuelan, mexican and north american wild dance orchestras. recorded in the 1950s / 1960s and originally released on vinyl and 78rpm shellac records. savage bongos, volcanic trumpets, atomic rumbas, mambo inferno and wild conga for a successful party of exotic ecstasy!
VIAJANDO COM O SOM (THE LOST 76 VICE VERSA STUDIO SESSION)
12" Vinyl BE28.11.17
(180gr vinyl) for the labels 200th release, far out recordings proudly presents a previously unreleased album by hermeto pascoal and his ægrupo vice versa: viajando com o som (the lost 76 vice versa studio sessions). the multi-instrumentalist miles davis called the most impressive musician in the world.
umeko ando (1932-2004) was a folk singer from japan. she is a representative of the ainu culture on the hokkaido island in the north of japan. iuta upopo was released on her last cd upopo sanke in 2003, produced by oki kano (oki dub ainu band). upopo is the name of a particular singing style which involves repetition, while iuta simply means song. umeko ando performs this minimalistic vocal in a brittle, emotional manner which is framed by a slow, percussive pulse and oki’s tonkori patterns (the tonkori is a string instrument of the ainu). when pingipung’s andi otto toured japan in 2017, he came across this enchanting, folkloristic and danceable song in a dj set of a friend. he made contact with oki kano who agreed to license the track from his own label chikar studio. it is pressed on vinyl for the first time. this single is part of pingipung’s ongoing concentrical series of 7inches. we are very pleased to have a m.rux remix on the b side. he is not only a brilliant original producer, as his ep in the hold (ynfnd 2016) has proved, his claim to fame is a sublime collection of edits & cuts (for free on his bandcamp) which skillfully takes classics by nina simone, townes van zandt and others to the slowhouse dancefloor. his remix adds a gliding subbass, a kickdrum and occasional claps to the enhanced percussive structures of the original. umeko ando’s vocals adapt seamlessly to m.rux’s powerful electronic production
released in 1974, téo azevedos first album grito selvagem (wild shout) is an irresistible blend of soul and rock with an unmistakable brazilian character. as many other lost gems of time past, the album found little commercial success, and still during the 70s teo turned forever to the true brazilian popular music the forró, the roots of sertanejo and the rhythms and traditions of brazils often forgotten countryside becoming, from then on, a genuine cultural reference in brazil not only as musician and composer, but also as a poet and researcher of popular folklore, being awarded the grammy latino prize in 2013.
i think i have never met anybody, with the exception of brazilian guitarists baden powell and toquinho, as connected to his instrument as agustín pereyra lucena – vinicius de moraes the words by bossa novas seminal poet vinicius seem fit as a good introduction to agustín pereyra lucena, the undisputed ambassador of brazilian music in argentina, and a revered guitarist since his early years. pereyra lucena became fascinated by brazilian music during the years of bossa nova, a sound that would define his career despite his later incursions in jazz and french impressionism. this passion led him to drop his architecture studies and become a full time musician, forging his own sound, befriending vinicius and toquinho and sharing stage with many of brazil’s greatest musicians. released in argentina as ese dia va a llegar in 1975, and the following year in europe as brasiliana, this was pereyra lucenas fourth album. a tasteful blend of covers and original compositions, the result is a thrilling bossa jazz album with a character of its own, and which also served as the starting point of guillermo reuters career, who would shortly after start his project candeias, with agustín pereyra lucena on guitar.
tarawangsawelas are a musical duo from bandung, mainly performing a contemporary version of tarawangsa, the sacred music from sundanese west java. here they are joined by their teacher and maestro, pak pupung supena, together with, pak jaja, on sekalipon. wanci is a minimalist, cosmic album composed with a careful modern interpretation of one of the most mystical and spiritual genres in indonesia. a gorgeous and infectious six track album. tip!
first time band anthology - includes 9 unreleased tracks! this fall, the independent literary press all night menu will publish sam sweets hadley lee lightcap, a nonfiction novel that traces the backstories of the three members in acetone, a band that played in los angeles for nine years. though few heard them, their recordings are time capsules of who they were, how they lived, and where they came from. light in the attic has partnered with all night menu to present acetone 1992-2001, the first anthology of the trios music. the book and the album will be released at the same time.
zweiter und finaler teil der ersten vinylausgabe des beliebten brownswood-samplers von dj-ikone & trendsetter gilles peterson mit elf exclusives und raritäten aus den bereichen nu jazz, soul, broken beats, world und downbeat. eine abwechslungsreiche, aurale exkursion für musikliebhaber, zusammengestellt von einem wahren trainspotter! zu den bisherigen bubblers gehörten flying lotus, mayer hawthorne, ghostpoet und jamie woon.
vinyl reissue of os mutantes live album from 1976, their last recording until the 2006 reunion. an excellent progressive rock record with the legendary brazilian bands trademark quality and the line-up oforiginal member sergio dias, paulo de castro, rui motta and luciano alves on top form.presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.
r vincenzo is a young producer from sao paulo. sample machine. instant collages. mashup. ready-made. digital macumba. psychedelic punch. livesets deconstructing and compounding tunes of african, balkan, brazilian ritualistic sounds, funk carioca, assorted cumbias, old folklores, japanese tunes and other beats creating a fusion of musical styles. fresh & live. sample colector from a wide range of regions and folklores, r vincenzo works compounding and mixing different music backgrounds,resignifying and producing new atmospheres,melting organic and electronic sounds, live, in multi-processed audio layers. second vinyl ep 12- to be released on june 2017 r vincenzo is an activ member of voodoohop collective in sao paulo.
SUBWAY SALSA - THE MONTUNO RECORDS STORY (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK28.08.17
the shop record mart, one of latin new yorks most important historic musical landmarks, served as the home base for montuno records, a small but important independent label started by proprietor jesse moskowitz in the 1970s.
this collection samples the recordings from montunos catalogue that exemplify danceable afro-antillean music, from nuyorican salsa to haitian compas, latin jazz to traditional cuban genres as well as several interesting hybrids incorporating funk, doo wop and brazilian sounds.
ncludes tracks by key artists such as airto moreira, manny oquendo y libre, son de la loma, totico y sus rumberos, lou pérez.
comprehensive liner notes by pablo yglesias aka dj bongohead, including an in-depth interview with jesse moskowitz, plus original lp artwork and many unseen pictures.
originating from lima, peru - sabor y control has been holding the torch for classic salsa dura and descarga in their home country for the last 17+ years, churning out an unprecedented 7 studio albums and countless live shows and festivals. led by saxophonist bruno macher and a talented orchestra of the highest order, the group maintains a steadfast dedication to the roots of the genre while maintaining a particular vision and style throughout their own original compositions. they have been a rare beacon of light for modern salsa peruana and salseros throughout south america. now, they ve teamed up with brooklyn s names you can trust to produce their first ever vinyl release to showcase internationally. this pair of sure shot salsa bombas feature incredible arrangements & writing that are at once deep, uplifting and primed for the dancers. it s a superb taster of tunes remixed and remastered exclusively for 7-inch vinyl play.
ion din dorobanti is one of the many monikers of the ubiquitous producer ion dumitrescu from bucharest. his 7” single on pingipung shows the oriental influences on bass music in his hometown. this release carries the manele, romanias wedding music which dominates contemporary pop styles since 30 years, towards new sonic realms. on the two tracks, he drag psychedelia and analog electro into the manele-sphere. the first one presents a radical afro-electro rework of alex puș,,,tiu’s “mi-e poftă,,, de tine ră,,,u”. ion din dorobanț,,,i’s original production on the other side is a track pulsating on a 9/8 groove infested with synth nostalgia. all is spiced up by nicu chinezu’s on clarinet. ion dumitrescu is the co-initiator of the future nuggets label and its sub-label p-balans. they are both based in bucharest and run in heavy rotation at the pingipung office and in our dj sets. if he is not ion din dorobanț,,,i he appears as australopitecus oltensis or utopus as a producer. among his productions are the brilliant debut lp by steaua de mare, the first lp of the legendary band rodion g.a together with strut records (london), the raze de soare ep and both volumes of -sounds of the unheard from romania-. these two summer anthems are part of the ongoing series of 7”-releases on pingipung. other singles recently came from ya tosiba, sven kacirek, andi otto or f.s. blummbastic.