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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
first ever official reissue of zamba zamba by peruvian band sangre joven! originally released in 1975 by mag (lima | peru) the 7inch vinyl is hardly available and a rare latin gem. any information about sangre joven is just as rare as the vinyl: there is in fact nothing about the band to be found on the internet.
‘mais kriola’ first appeared on brazilian beats brooklyn compilation put together by greg caz and sean marquand for us in 2006. it’s a lovely laid back mid tempo boogie/soul/fusion jam. originally appeared on matheus self-titled lp from 1975.
‘maita’ is a wonderful piece of warm, upbeat mpb from doris monteiro. originally appeared on her ‘agora’ lp from 1976, released by odeon.
trio ternura (or tenderness trio) consisted of two sisters, jussara, jurema and their brother robson. their father, umberto silva was a revered brazilian songwriter and recording artist who introduced his children to the music world at a very young age. after performing some songs on broadcast television and at festivals early on, their father umberto and brother, beto scala wrote a gira for the trio to record. the song is a tribute to nature, spirituality and mindfulness. the hommage is made through a form of cantico (chant) or saudação (salutation), aimed at invoking an orisha named oxossi. otherwise known as saints, orishas are the deities worshiped in the afro-brazilian religion of candomblé. african religion and culture have had an undeniable impact in brazil, especially in music and on artists with african roots as its rituals were often accompanied by music comprising highly percussive drumming. as a result, a gira, an homage to a candomblé deity recorded in 1973 involves mesmerizing polyrhythms from the very first few bars and throughout, followed by the sisters soaring vocals and impeccable instrumentation. its a song that they can really identify with, in their own words it has the dancing, the expression, the lyrics and musical relaxation - something very brazilian. originally released on polydor in brazil, fully licensed and remastered from the tapes - mel012 comes forth in its 7-inch original vinyl format and digitally, b/w trio ternuras stunning version of gato barbieris last tango in paris and is accompanied by the first bilingual melozine.
considered by many as -the motown of salsa,- fania records is probably the most transcendental label in the history of latin music. by bringing together the eclectic vision of dominican bandleader johnny pacheco with the business savvy of impresario jerry masucci, fania created a sound: the apex of tropical music, combined with the swing of big band jazz and the gritty vibe of american r&b. the label provided an artistic heaven for a young generation of musicians who were inspired to experiment with new musical formats. the albums recorded by willie colón, héctor lavoe, rubén blades and eddie palmieri from the early 70s to the mid- 80s went beyond the parameters of so-called -salsa- - taking latin music to unsuspected levels of sophistication. when you think latin soul you relate to a mélange of r&b and mambo rhythms intermixed culturally by and for the youth of america. it was 1974, and a brash youngster by the name of ralfi pagan walked into the offices of fania records and demanded to be heard. fania president jerry masucci allowed ralfi that opportunity, and ralfi auditioned for jerry right there in his office. it took only a few moments for masucci to realize that he was in the company of his newest recording artist, he put ralfi in touch with recording director, johnny pacheco, who hurried him into the recording studio for ralfi’s first fania recording session.
SALVADOR ARAGUAYA & SPANOL FOLHA DE JUREMA FEAT ARTURIA FM
12" Vinyl UK17.09.18
ltd repress !! contrary to the songs name, this interpretation of a traditional afro-brasilian candomble song, appears to be forged from mythical lost amazonian gold. recorded in sao paulo with an allstar cast of arteria fm (on vocal duties), salvador araguaya (caressing the viola caipira) & spaniol (stroking the baixo), steered by nicola s production prowess, this quartet delivers a melodic enhancement to the summer sun. as if the sun wasn t shining bright enough already, the single comes backed by a remarkable remixer ensemble procured from their duties as fellow sun-worshippers: xique-xique s dragonfruit mix is a wondrous journey full of surprising leaps and bounds, alternating between hypnotic electronics and organic song structure. saving the best til last he raises the energy whilst keep the beats low and the vibes ecstatic. hit ! crussen s creamy cocodub raises the energy whilst concentrating on a dubbed out groove, (that) classic crussen bassline and carefully sliced & re-appropriated vocals. finally in-house poster-boy carrot green s granola mix combines disco, deep grainy bassines, juicy bells and signature flourishes into a bowl of magical mind-whirling hip-spinning edible sex.
direkt im anschluss der nutzung von ›you can’t always get what you want‹ im staffelfinale der emmy-prämierten tv show big little lies, erscheint ›chill in saint tropez‹, ituanas debütalbum, zum ersten mal als cd sowie auf vinyl. das album liefert kollaborationen mit são vicente und dem tango tripping project und enthält lounge versionen von klassikern wie bob marleys waiting in vain, the doors light my fire und astrud gilberto & stan getz garota de ipanema. als bonustrack enthält das album zudem den special big little lies edit von ›you can’t always get what you want‹, so wie er in der hbo erfolgs-show eingebunden ist. dies ist eine weitere großartige ergänzung für ihre lounge music sammlung.
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.
following his collaboration with nicolas jaar s clown & sunset label, cruz has self-produced and self-recorded this landmark album. limited edition clear vinyl release plus cd, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
3 of brazil s most important artists of the past 10 years team up in this tribalistas project – a genre-blurring set of tracks that recalls similar efforts of the tropicalista generation, updated to reflect the styles of the 3 artists involved, with some nice complicated production touches from monte herself. pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
the second release of wataj recordings introduces for the first time mr. tony pianola. a trip inside his conscious and unconscious mind during a night in which dreams, euphoria, lost loves and desires mixed all together give life to luce artificiale. the result is a pure italo-synth style influenced by the attraction for the experimental slow disco sensuality.
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.
(180 gram vinyl lp) far out recordings proudly presents the 1975 self-titled debut album from brazilian vocalist and bossa nova luminary emilio santiago. one of his best know is album opener bananeira, a party-starting version of the song originally written by joao donato and gilberto gil. brother is a smooth-grooving killer with great horn arrangements and a huge backing choir, while la mulata is a soulful, swinging salsa stepper.
spare and jazzy samba work from the team of paulinho da viola and elton medeiros - a beautiful illustration of the genre at its simple best - carried off with no pretension and a wonderful sense of grace! remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl.
we’ve always loved their records, but this time around there’s something maybe even more incredible - this instant classic vibe that rings out right from the very first note, as the voices of the singers trade back and forth, and blend - and the instrumentation follows suit with this subtle weaving of acoustic and electric elements. remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl.
some of the coolest work we’ve ever heard from moraes moreira – a really unique hybrid of styles that includes samba soul, jazzy funk, and other brazilian modes from the 70s – all wrapped up into a beautifully fresh and personal approach! the 70s all wrapped up into a beautifully fresh and personal approach!
born in argentina, saxophonist and flutist hector “costita” bisignani arrived to brazil in the late 1950s and in the following years played with some of the biggest names of the era such as joão donato, manfredo fest and sérgio mendes. . in 1964 he recorded “impacto” with his sextet, an explosive mix of tough jazz and brazilian samba widely considered his best work. the album’s ten tracks include three costita compositions, songs by tom jobim and vinícius de moraes and a superb version of horace silver’s ‘tokyo blues’. a killer samba-jazz lp! presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.
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.
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.
this is erlon chaves e orquestra saint moritz procura-se uma virgem ost (1971), supposed to be one of the most sought after erlon chaves lp. this ost was recorded to a brazilian soft porn movie with killer organ funk instrumental tracks and several funky, erotic & modal tracks, arranged and directed by maestro erlon chaves. tip!
carioca dj and producer joutro mundo digs deep and delivers a stunning collection of reworks on this first release on his own label, outra. influenced by the melodic sounds of the amazonian jungle and the explosive carnival rhythms of his hometown rio, you can feel his devotion to the diverse music of brazil, which he now shares with you on the dance floor. valeu!
ONDA DE AMOR: SYNTHESIZED BRAZILIAN HITS THAT NEVER WERE (1984-94) (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK03.07.18
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.”
the debut release of new artist in san francisco on endless flight.
after we received his debut 7inch release on lips&rhythm records, we contacted him immediately….
summer feeling barealic tropical tunes.
(180gr) after a twenty-year search for the man behind the cult 70s jazz-funk group opa, far out are honoured to present barrio opa: a new work from fattoruso and his team of world-class musicians, including the sensational candombe drumming of the renowed silva brothers. recorded at sondor studios, montevideo, the album is the natural development of the original opa sound, fusing afro-uruguayan rhythms, jazz harmony and heavy funk attitude, under hugos unique musical vision. more recently fattorusos music has been sampled by the likes flying lotus and madlib.
robot 84 returns with another set of killer balearic inspired reworkings. these drums opens up the e.p. layering drum loops and bongo fills with dubbed out keys, brooding pads and afro vocals. the a2, all the more cosmic yet club ready in its nature, marries a powerful bassline and captivating kick pattern with some space echo synthwork, before those epic toms and vocal chants ring out. on the flip side, long hot is exactly that a smoldering, soulful, slow jam rework to ride off into the sunset to.
the shakedown is the debut album from tenderlonious and features a new band - the dream team of top talent he named the 22archestra, who he leads seamlessly throughout. listeners are exposed to the full breadth of tender s technical and compositional skills, ranging from subtly meandering jazz, to hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and exhilarating free form jazz.
copenhagen label music for dreams release yet another brilliant debut album, this time by the danish duo dalholt & langkilde. the album has a wonderful warm summery vibe, with slick smooth production, hypnotic groove baselines, live guitars & vocals
célia regina cruz recorded four self-titled albums for continental between 1971 and 1977, ‘amor’ in 1982 plus several more before she sadly passed away late in 2017. célia was a brazilian vocalist who worked frequently with master arranger-composer arthur verocai in her early years and many other heavyweights over the course of her extensive career.. this, her second self-titled lp from 1972, features an all-star line up including arthur verocai, erasmo carlos, roberto carlos, marcos valle, antonio carlos jobim, nonato buzar and vinicius de moraes amongst others. célia’s version of ‘na boca do sol’ – taken from this album – is arguably her most well-known and well-loved song. an incredible take on verocai’s original, featuring waling fuzz guitars, strings, piano, horns and drums.
acid jazz is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with the legendary fania records for our latest 7 inch release. june 1st will see us release ray barretto’s “mercy mercy baby” lifted from his classic album “acid” produced by harvey averne. it is backed by an astounding and previously unreleased instrumental version, which is longer than the released version and has a stunning trumpet solo making it a summer dance-floor cooker. released on a specially designed label, which pays tribute to the first gold fania labels, this will be limited to a run of a 1000.
having pinned to perfection the sonics of the adriatic, croatias love international festival bottles up their blissed out rhythms and sunrise sessions for the inauguration of love international recordings, fittingly, with a first release from uk producer begin. bringing the love international feel to wax and digital, the label will encapsulate the range of music the festival’s secluded party paradise has become renowned for. all the way from the balearic tinges of this first release, to the meatier house, techno and electro selections on show at barbarellas. begin aka james holroyd has a long history with love international. dating back to the early 2000s, holroyd was one of the first guest djs at the old garden festival on the former festival site in petrcane. long serving chemical brothers tour dj, back to basics resident since the 90s and bugged out co founder, begin has long paid his paid his dues to the scene. in the words of dave harvey: hes been an absolute workhorse in dance music for time. love international 001s tracks seemingly fit the festivals own daily lifecycle. from the docile guitar picking of meditative ep opener wood trees to the slow daybreak funk of‘daypulse where synths pierce through the track like sun rays through the adriatic dusk, the ep is a holistic reflection of what one might hear at one of the festivals fabled sunrise sessions. garden interlude ushers in a fresh burst of energy, with the revitalizing sounds of piano house, paired with warming neo soul vocals. into the fun is a self fulfilling prophecy, closing the ep on a quintessentially balearic note.
a native of the caribbean coast of colombia, abelardo carbono achieved legendary status in his country’s storied ranks of musical icons by combining the homegrown sounds of cumbia with the chiming guitars of west african soukous, enormously popular with the local tropical sound systems, and drenching the whole thing in his off-kilter, surreal and slightly psychedelic sensibility.
with the exception of a well-received compilation of songs from his 1980s heyday, carbono has been rarely heard from outside the sweaty dancehalls he still commands in his hometown of barranquilla. now, names you can trust has welcomed the reclusive guitarist and singer back to the vinyl format with a simmering afro-carib beast of a cut, recorded with the assistance of will -quantic- holland on rhythm guitar and mario galeano frente cumbiero, ondatropica on keys and in conjunction with lucas silva of palenque records & polen records. it’s a true cross-generational and international collaboration that is uniquely possible via colombia. the first release of this expansive & power packed studio session is a cover of vallenato pioneer guillermo buitrago’s la piña madura. this updated take veers heavily towards africa on a rock solid foundation of bass and drums, with abelardo’s trademark guitar and quirky vocals leading the way.
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
genre busting south african jazz and kwaito meets cuba (chucho valdez), brazil (flora purim), cameroon (brice wassy) and drum n bass (bristol). first time on vinyl, remastered sound, new liner notes, exclusive track, gatefold with printed inners.
a chance encounter in barcelona, spain brought us together to make this record happen. it’s a precious little marvel of love from kou keri kou and electric cowbell. based in barcelona, spain, the group began with the aim of making music to dance to, taking inspiration from all over the world with no fear: the music from cuba, perú, jamaica, congo and nigeria is as important for kou keri kou as the music played in europe or in the united states. los zafiros, gary numan, los destellos, radio futura, sunny ade and kiko veneno share place in their imagination and help them create open-minded pop that always looks to the future. their lyrics are sometimes open, sometimes a bit more cryptic, sometimes political and sometimes biting, but always try to communicate with the listeners while trying to make them dance. they’ve been playing together for two years, creating songs that didn’t exist before, urging the people to dance and singing about their issues, which may also be yours.
FEATHERBED LANE / HANDCUFFED TO THE SHOVEL (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl US07.05.18
mestizo beat is a los angeles-based band blending the styles of afro-beat, afro-cuban, funk, and r&b. their debut release for colemine is a fiery cover of mongo santamaria’s “featherbed lane” and is sure to set dance floors on fire!
la’s kidgusto sets out to light up dance floors worldwide spanning influences from south america to west africa and beyond on boogieburg’s sixth vinyl release. kidgusto is joined by acclaimed guest collaborators jungle fire (nacional records and colemine records) as well as dc’s the harry bells band and la vocalist, by way of colombia, caro cobo.
wed like to introduce you to this giant of musical endeavour, the colossus of rio, as hes known. for eds sweetly agreed to be our point man on all matters smooth for this latest tstd collection, where we take a dive into an often overlooked side of brazilian music: brazilian soul, funk and aor. the 180 gram double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
fires of quidel is the culmination of son swaggas first year as a band, a year spent refining their music, building connections as bandmembers and friends, and finally recording at greenfield studios with analog gear to bring their sound to life. with this album son swagga present themselves to the world and showcase the passion they bring to music as well as the individual talents of the bandmembers.
from the boom of the international neo-lounge revival italy has become the point of attraction of an almost maniacal interest. there is a lot of research work from different italian labels behind it. thanks to them even the latest generations have the chance to meet the made in italy sound of the soundtracks and library music and even more notoriety has been given to the genial arrangers, composers and musicians who have characterised the italian lounge scene of 60’s/70’s, such as ennio morricone and piero piccioni. a precious recovery of the past to revitalise the present, which builds up new ideas of the future. “metti una bossa a cena”, whose title is completely inspired by the famous soundtrack of ennio morricone, goes on into this research field, discovering very rare tracks of this italian bossa panorama. we believe the result is perfect. gerardo frisina, track compiler of this project, has brought to light some rare tracks and perfectly matched them to create an unique and elegant thread.
after the big succesfull of the “metti una bossa a cena”, gerardo frisina now presents the unbelievable, amazing 2nd volume. a precious recovery of the past to revitalise the present, which builds up new ideas of the future. “metti una bossa a cena”, whose title is completely inspired by the famous soundtrack by ennio morricone, goes on into this research field, discovering very rare tracks of this italian bossa panorama. we believe the result is perfect. gerardo frisina, track compiler of this project, has brought to light some rare tracks and perfectly matched them to create a unique and elegant thread.
“yuxtaposición” is a recently unearthed treasure recorded by a tight italian trio in miami during the early seventies. until now, this music has only been heard in office backgrounds, tv commercials and movie soundtracks. but the perseverance of an admirer brought about its first-ever release on the italian schema label. imagine hearing a 1972-era cal tjader quartet without cal tjader and you get an idea of what to expect. it’s slightly latin, lightly funky and truly enjoyable. “yuxtaposición” offers enough to interest a jazz listener. but the sounds heard in these 35 minutes are really better appreciated as mood music. lead man, cabildo, composer of all ten tunes here, has a knack for writing jazzy little hooks that launch his tasty, well-crafted keyboard solos. often alternating fender rhodes and piano within the same song, his playing maintains a hypnotic command that recalls bob james’ cti style. electric bassist bobby fares and percussionist max ronnie make subtle, supportive contributions that serve only to enhance cabildo’s sound. there’s a funny thing about yuxtaposición too. it’s kind of like developing an addiction. you may not pay much attention to it at first. but before you know it, you’re hooked. you need to hear it to be satisfied. a very nice surprise.
wonderful 70s work from tom ze! the record’s a bit more straightforward than some of his other records from the decade, and has a number of tracks with a samba sound at the base – but there’s more than enough fantastic material to keep the record fresh, and tom’s writing is as great as ever. there’s a vocal group that sings with ze on many of the tracks on the record – but they also seem to sometimes act as a greek chorus, in response to breakaway vocal passages that are dominated by ze. includes the excellent baroque funky number “dor e dor”, plus the tracks “sonho colorido de um pintor”, “a baba”, “o sandalo”, “a briga do edificio italia com o hilton hotel”, and “happy end”. pressing on 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
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.
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.
official mr bongo reissue. replica original cover artwork. recorded in 1978, this is a latter-period gem from the larger than life legend, combining the glitz and glamour of disco’s heyday with maia’s raw funk and soul roots. for “disco club”, maia left his usual band and went into the legendary estudios level with an ensemble of rio’s finest including paulinha braga on drums, jamil joanes on bass, robson jorge on clarinet, hyldon de souza on guitar, sidinho on percussion, trombonists edmundo maciel and darcy seixas, and juarez assis on tenor sax. arranger and keyboardist lincoln olivetti was a crucial presence during these sessions – he added the all-important string flourish and brassy joy to the uptempo tracks, leaving maia enough room to express himself.
following the success of the retro-zouk mixtapes series (4 volumes / 15k plays on soundcloud), secousse radio proudly presents its first official vinyl reissue of a long lost zouk banger. originally released in 1993-1994, those two tracks have been road-tested in various clubs and parties for months and the feedback is clear: its dancefloor devastation business. their author is jules henri malaki, an established and self-produced artist from guadeloupe. as the popularity of zouk music keeps growing every day in europe, america and asia, just whisper the name makiyaj to any of the best djs from the current tropical diggers scene and watch their eyes scintillate. this secret weapon shall not remain secret very long.
mar & sol first release is aleluia lp from the cabo verde singer pedrinho. at the time, late 70 s, this lp was one of the biggest successes from cabo verde music. singer pedrinho moved to lisbon when he was 18 years old, and recorded this album, the first one of his career. aleluia was produced in the same street where mar & sol is based nowadays, in rua de s.bento, lisbon, portugal. this street was also where pedrinho come to live when he arrived in portugal, like the majority of the musicians and emigrants from the old african portuguese colonies move at that time, to try a new luck. a big community grew here and these artists got the opportunity to record their own traditional music by the hands of local labels. now is the time for mar & sol to give a new life to all this music, this is the first of many reissues that are coming to start the series of the label.
(180gr) (vinyl-only release) as a label guided by the mission of sharing the lesser heard sounds of brazil with the world, far out recordings are delighted to present the first official vinyl reissue of edu passeto & gui tavares noite que brincou de lua: a super rare and largely unheard masterwork of mpb, originally released in 1981.
soundway presents the debut ep from the mauskovic dance band - a potent, modern blend of afro-caribbean rhythms and space-disco. afro-colombian styles such as champeta and cumbia are integrated with 80s no-wave drum machines and synths: shaking and pulsing direct from amsterdam.
OUTRO TEMPO: ELECTRONIC AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FROM BRAZIL, 1978-1992 (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl NL16.03.18
2018 repress - for their first multi-artist compilation, music from memory take us on a trip to the heart of the amazon rainforest. outro tempo: electronic and contemporary music from brazil, 1978-1992 is a double lp that explores the outer reaches of brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and where mpb mingles with drum computers. as brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of brazilian music and culture. they embraced traditionally shunned electronic production methods and infused their music with elements of ambient, jazz-fusion, and minimalism. at the same time they referenced the musical forms and spirituality of indigenous tribes from the amazon. the music they produced was a complex and mesmerising tapestry that vividly evoked brazilian landscapes and simultaneously reached out to the world beyond its borders.
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!!
two new york latin soul bangers from legendary band leader hector rivera and vocalist david coleman.. hector wrote and arranged for many famous latin ray barretto, machito, and tito puente as well as releasing several lps himself , these cuts come from his successful lp -at the party-. both sides have been spun by myself for years so happy to finally license them for the aotn stable.