der aus berlin stammende d.y.a kommt aus dem jazz und macht ab und zu funky house musik. diese beiden afro house songs wurden eine zeit lang von oyes delfonic gespielt und ließen die tänzer immer lächeln.
afshin (djoon, paris) and kiss my black jazz make their debut on gamm with two incredibly well executed edits/reworks ! first up is a hand clappin gospel house workout and on the b-side a fierce ghetto disco-funk edit with driving rhythms and killer organ solos. both will surely do the business on a variety of floors.
mr. k turns to the funkier side of disco on the latest 12-inch from most excellent unlimited, working his magic on a couple cuts that still retain the same power to fill dance floors they had back in the day. - love the life you live is one of those rare songs that was big for me when i first started djing, and still jams today,- notes krivit, who gives another stripped-down, bass-heavy edit to the irresistible kool & the gang classic. one for the b-boys as well as the loft heads, mr. k s edit gradually builds on the hard-charging rhythm with a slinky keyboard solo, punchy horn riffs and breaks, breaks, breaks. gary toms empire ruled the summer of 75 with -7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (blow your whistle),- and progressive djs looking for a follow-up soon discovered another mover in the band s repertoire. -drive my car- is a lennon/mccartney cover that bears little resemblance to the original, and indeed most fans would be hard-pressed to identify any similarities at all in danny krivit s reworked version. stripping out the vocals and chorus and leaving just the rumbling low end groove, mr. k s edit motors along for a cool 7 minutes, laced throughout with short change-ups to elevate the energy. both tunes spread over their own sides of a 12-inch to ensure full-frequency clarity and power!
after a 30-year career in burkina faso, the mandingo singer finally releases his first album. in 2007, with the help of journalist david commeillas and of soundicate’s activists, they founded the label chapa blues records to promote victor’s music. the singer started to work on his album in the small studio improvised by the ouagajungle team at the back of his artist residence in ouagadougou.
this collection of ali hassan kuban’s early cairo hits was first released in 1989 and has been long out of print. now it’s finally available again as a high quality remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl.
manana presents a new remix ep bringing together some essential re-works of sound species and ache meyis collaboration recordings. originally recorded in 2016 in santiago de cuba during the lead-up to the manana festival in the city, the original sessions were an inspired fusion of ache meyis deep folkloric afro-cuban styles with sound species subtle electronic touches. the new re-works have attracted some familiar names from clubland: broken beat don ig culture keeps the roots of ogun meyi meyi intact with a bass-heavy, percussive attack brilliant uk drummer and producer tom skinner strips back egrem bata jam on a pulsing new version chicago legend ron trent creates a more melodic dancefloor re-work of alinas calypsos while sound species themselves beef up the original afro-haitian rhythms of the same track for a dubbier treatment.
ltd repress! for their first afro-brazilian compilation the german jazz & milk label teamed up with tahira, one of sao paulo s most active djs andmusiccollectors. levanta poeira (afro-brazilian music & rhythms from 1976 - 2016) highlights a few of his favourite dj pearls and encompasses brazil s various regional musical styles influenced by african and amerindian forms. while most foreign music lovers tend to approach brazilian music by having american music genres such as jazz, soul, funk, disco as a reference, tahira s personal wish was to showcase the rich musical roots and facets of his country by featuring carefully selected artists and bands from the past 4 decades. most of these tracks will be made available on vinyl for the very first time with a highlight certainly being tahira s -a toda menina baiana- remix (vinyl-only) of one of brazil s absolute musical heroes, gilberto gil.
double black vinyl with printed inner-sleeves in inyl sleeve with 5mm spine. cd included. following the reissues of their 4 albums on vinyl earlier this year, french band and pioneers of the fusion of world and alternative music les négresses vertes continues to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first album mlah with a new re-issue of their album 10 remixes. repressed by because music, 10 remixes features remixes of their classics (sous le soleil de bodega, voila lete, zobi la mouche, etc.) by massive attack, gangstarr, clive martin, kwanzaa posse, etc.
multi culti is honoured to reissue this 1996 classic by ghanian highlife legend gyedu blay ambolley, adding amazing remixes by red axes and johnny aux, as well as an in-house edit by dreems & thomas von party. a major force in afro-funk since the early 1970s, gyedu blay ambolley is considered the godfather of hiplife, transforming the highlife genre by adding elements of hip-hop, funk and jazz. the opportunity to reissue the amazing and influential simi rapp is one of the clear high points of the label s trajectory thus far. the reissue package is bolstered by an ecstatic rework by israeli gurus red axes, an early-morning anthem from master remixer johnny aux, and a laid-back house edit from multi culti executive shamans dreems and thomas von party. multi culti: voyaging through time, space and licensing agreements to bring you the best music the world has to offer
kalita records and cc:editions (a new venture by australia’s cc:disco) jointly announce a 12” ep comprised of four of nana tuffour’s greatest electronic burger highlife tracks, accompanied by interview-based liner notes. here, in partnership with nana, we select two highly sought-after songs from his 1993 release ‘genesis’, namely ‘sikyi medley’ and ‘m’anu me ho’, and pair them his with two lesser known yet equally deserving tracks ‘asamando’ and ‘jesus’ from his 1997 cd-only release ‘highlife tropicana’.
inspired by arabic and brazilian vibe, breaking trad is a tribute to a voodoo club experience brand new record of the sheitan brotherhood, breaking trad is an apology to the shamanic side of summer. in those two new tracks, the energy is not based on the bpm rhythm but more on the vibe. when the darkness got a sunburn, breaking trad is the solar cream and the perfect medication to save you.
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.
der begnadete afro-futurist auntie flo aus glasgow fusioniert elektronische club-musik mit weltmusik-rhythmen und wird gerne in einer reihe mit daphni, four tet und romare genannt. nach zwei alben auf dem glasgower label huntleys & palmers erscheint sein drittes werk nun auf gilles peterson’s brownswood. mit -radio highlife- gelingt ihm seine bislang ambitionierteste arbeit, an der befreundete musiker aus aller welt wie laurie pitt (golden teacher), der senegalesische multiinstrumentalist mame ndiack, uk-produzent/sänger andrew ashong und der kubanische percussionist yissy garcia teilnahmen.
kawuku sound is the coming together of uk producers contours & cervo and ugandan percussion troupe fonkodelis arkestra. this is the culmination of a month-long creative process that was born out of the nyege nyege affiliated boutiq studio in kawuku, kampala - uganda. the music was written and recorded in this shared residency space, home to musicians and visual artists from all over east africa and beyond, and a hub for kampala s underground electronic music scene. boutiq studio s diy mentality provided the perfect environment for experimentation, allowing the fusion of these disparate sounds. kawuku sound is a reflection of this, merging the hypnotic and trance-inducing percussion of buganda drumming with elements of contemporary electronics and traditional instrumentation. this the first album release to come out on manchester imprint banana hill as they continue to push the boundaries of afro-electronic sounds.
hailing from barcelona, the 12tree crew fire up their own in-house label hot piroski with a sterling opening round that s already garnering support from the likes of pete herbert, crazy p, psychemagik and more. the original track on the a side, -sugamomma,- is a well-rounded, full-fat dancefloor burner that should sit comfortably with fans of hot natured et al, given an extra boost with a sample of a young stevie wonder. on the flip, afrobeat classic n gwode by aleke kanonu gets a respectful edit that injects just the right amount of extra groove without diluting the loose, infectious soul of the original
repress !! urgent: our agents recently tracked safe trip organisation ringleader young marco to south afirca, where he was expanding the collectives shadow network, past fire. he was spotted handing writable compact discs – popularly known as cd-rs – to unknown associates. through interrogation, we managed to extract a copy of one of these discs, which bore the handwritten text: pf99 dance forever.
vaudou game, the french afro-funk band, is back from togo with a brand new album called otodi (out oct 26th 2018).
otodi was the name of the recording studio in lomé, closed in 1987, and which peter solo, the band leader and his crew reopened during the spring 2018 to record these all analog 13 brilliant songs.
from this amazing album, here comes a 7 inch single dedicated to afro-funk dj’s and radio. pure afro-funk with togolese soul!
pushing at the edges which define techno, afro and deep house these three tracks bring fresh heat to the dancefloor, creating an ethereal mood whilst delivering maximum power and energy. if paired down, minimal electronic percussive sounds are your thing, lead track ligai will tick all the boxes. stina follows with driving, syncopated beats and a killer pan-pipe riff to hook you in. closing the record sand brings a deeper, atmospheric track loaded with floating m1 textures, warm bass and spirited percussion fills. all in all a highly effective and inventive slice of wax with a voguish twist to groove to.
so unterschiedliche einflüsse wie funk, psychedelic rock, latin und electronica zu schmieden ist nie einfach, aber “exotic other” beweist, dass diese band der aufgabe mehr als gewachsen ist. “exotic other” ist das debütalbum von animanz aus london und der argentinischen und kongolesischen sängerin juanita euka. mit neun ansteckenden funk-infizierten tracks ist das album eine dynamische reise durch die rockige exotik. aromen von rhumba, cumbia und merengue bis hin zur punk-attitüde und elektro-energie des club-funk-sounds des titeltracks “exotic other” repräsentieren die rasante und vielfältige art ihrer heimat london. die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
heat in two belgian flavors! check out the zaïrian electronic dance floor banger “nakombe nga” by les choc stars. comes with the dope, largely unheard belgium new beat version on the flip from the teknokrat s. both tracks were originally released in 1989 and this is the first time they appear together on 12-. reissue co-curated with renowned record fiend john gomez. the music on this winning double-sider was written by tony baron and gery françois, two belgian producers that were involved in several musical projects on the new beat scene in the 1980s. they worked under many aliases and recorded the teknokrat’s haunting “what did she say?” at the famous studio madeleine in brussels in 1989. prompted by jean martin from espera records, baron adapted the music into a further two songs to be released that year, virginity’s melancholic “the key”, and the surprising but ear catching collaboration with the label’s soukous stars, ben nyamabos les choc stars du zaire. it is still a mystery how the seeds were planted for the one-off pairing that culminated in the electronic soukous bomb “nakombe nga”. what is certain is that it is set to light up dancefloors worldwide.