the hoodna orchestra is a 12 member orchestra who studies and investigates the african origins of western popular music. the orchestra was formed in 2012, in the south side of tel aviv, by a group of musicians, and it functions as a collective and a record label. hoodna s musical director is the guitarist and composer ilan smilan. the cultural and musical environment that surrounds the group has a great effect on its creative process. exposure to ethiopian , eritrean and arabic musical traditions, coupled with an ongoing study and exploration of different jazz styles, creates a unique blend which has made the hoodna orchestra one of the most appreciated and sought-after live shows in israel.
VISIONS OF DAWN (PARIS 1976 PROJECT) (LP, 180 G VINYL)(REPRESS)
12" Vinyl, 180 g BE17.12.18
180gr ltd re-issue!!! visions of dawn is a legendary lost treasure encapsulating the special freedom and beauty of joyce, nana and mauricios music that has finally been rescued and set free after 33 years. cover by andy votel (finders keepers).
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
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.
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.
hosono’s solo career would take many twists and turns from this point forward, with forays into exotica, electronic, ambient, and techno, culminating in the massive success of techno pop group yellow magic orchestra (ymo), who made their debut in 1978. admired by artists ranging from van dyke parks to mac demarco, hosono continues to forge ahead as he heads into his fifth decade as a musician. with the re-release of his key albums for the first time outside of japan, his genius will be discovered by a whole new generation of fans around the world.
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.
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.
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.
gyedu’s first album, released in 1975. super funky highlife tunes here. includes the killer tunes fa no dem ara, this hustling world and akoko ba. the album is written and produced with ebo taylor. gyedu-blay ambolley unleashed his unique brand of -simigwa- music on an eager yet unsuspecting world in 1975 with the release of this, his debut album. suffused with his larger-than-life personality, this lp ia an absolutely irresistable manifesto of his heavy afro-funk simigwa philosophy. long sought after by collectors, academy lp’s and voodoo funk have teamed up once again to revive this incredible record from the vibrant musical scene of 70’s west africa. mastered from the original master tapes and featuring the rather remarkable original sleeve, this is an ultra high-quality reissue that continues the reputation acadamy has built up with its previous releases!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
it is said that every generation casts its mind back to a previous era in times of crisis, the resources that will allow us to decode the questions of our moment may lie in the myths of another era. le renard bleu, the new musical and cinematic collaboration between lafawndah and composer midori takada, and filmmakers partel oliva, takes a cross- generational echo as ground zero for recovering a crucial myth for uncertain times: the blue fox. as transmitted by takada, the fox appears in both ancient senegalese and japanese folktales as the trickster archetype, belonging both to the heavens and to the earth, the fox is the agent of chaotic good, shaking the world up when its energy has become stagnant. above all else, the fox is famous for its cunning nature.
detail: having persuaded flamingods to dj at an east london food bank fundraiser (£7k raised for eat or heat), byrd out hounded them to produce a remix ep of their 2017 kewali ep, bringing together a team of intriguing artists. erol alkan s co-conspirator in beyond the wizard s sleeve, richard norris takes mixed blessings in a more a dancefloor friendly direction, liverpool 3 piece stealing sheep paint a hypnotic gloss on the title track, bringing out the colours in a downtempo sunrise of a remix, made for 6am, the quietus darlings vanishing twin s remix starts at a run and carries on from there, most obviously absorbing the middle eastern vibe. the ep is a step forward at a time when the world seems bent on looking backwards. artwork by james burgess, mastered by the legendary noel summerville.
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.
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.
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.
one of the masterworks of 20th century electronic music, the electric lucifer by bruce haack. originally recorded in 1968 and 1969 (and released in 1970) it is an album both unique in conception and superb in realization. your your gateway to the profound yet playful universe of bruce haack, a -far-out- place where flower-power and inner-space electronics collide!
it’s been a hot minute since the tropical sounds of mo kolours have graced the airwaves, so it’s with great pleasure that we see him return to 22a via a choice selection of cuts presented on a limited 7” vinyl, with original artwork designed by the man himself! this release is limited to 300 copies so don’t sleep!
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.
songs about the unity of sudan, peace between muslims and christians and the fate of war orphans, backed by grooves equally taking influence from arabic sounds, american funk as well as neighboring ethiopia. kamal keila was among the first artist we met in sudan during our two trips to khartoum and omdurman last year. he is one of the key figures of the sudanese jazz scene that was a vital part of the musical culture in sudan from the mid 1960s until the islamist revolution in the late 1980s. when we meet kamal he luckily presented us with two mold covered studio reels. each tape included five tracks. one with english lyrics and another with arabic ones. musically you can hear the influence of neighboring ethiopia much more than on other sudanese recordings of the time, as well as references to fela and american funk and soul. his lyrics, at least when he sings in english which gave him more freedom from censorship, are very political. a brave statement in the political climate of sudan of the last decades, preaching for the unity of sudan, peace between muslims and christians and singing the blues about the fate of war orphans called shmasha. a note inside one of the boxes specified the track titles, durations and the fact that the sessions were recorded on the 12th of august 1992. both sessions stand as a hearable testament how kamal keila stuck to a sound aesthetic from decades ago, while incorporating current events into his lyrics. kamal keilas album is the first in a series of releases covering the sudanese jazz scene on habibi funk. be on the lookout for albums by the scorpions and sharhabeel coming soon.
banoffee pies records drop their third beats release samba del sol with clifford brown & jeen bassa ft. ella mae sueref - the album is influenced by carnival and latin sounds with hip hop drums and soul roots - meeting in middle ground as an expression of the production duos upbringing, johns heritage in mauritius and cliffords childhood in south america. partnered with ellas spanish language fluency and soft badhu acclaimed voice as previously heard on the single stop rewind credited by the like of gilles peterson and mr. scruff. the tracks were recorded on garageband by clifford brown and jeen bassa with 2 karaoke microphones, mixed in bath and later buried on a hard drive for over 6 years never to be heard again. sliding into the forgotten darkness of lost tracks and rediscovered in 2017. the production, originally just an instrumental, was then found and reignited, revamped with a vocal insert from the wonderful ella mae sueref. the 10 track album demonstrates a flurry of drums, latin inspired sampling, and mesmerizing vocals from start to finish. for the music and the lovers. living room jams made in smoke. banoffee xx in loving memory of anna sueref.
hoga nord rekords is finally releasing druk 11000! this 7inch is a collaboration between silverbullit, fontan and the bhutanese group aa yang - ensemble. the project took shape during a mythical trip to bhutan where the swedish composer and multi instrumentalist johan ‘the count’ westman who’s living in the country, hooked the altitude sick scandinavian musicians up with aa yang - ensemble. the local monks then blessed the musicians under mystical ceremonial procedures. with protection from the dragon of thunder, druk 11000 has produced some of the most powerful, loving and life embracing music yet to have been released on hoga nord rekords! the songs springs toward the top of gangkhar puensum, bhutans highest mountain, building a mighty storm, noticeable all the way to the scandinavian woodlands!
ikue asazaki is a veteran japanese traditional music singer and yoisura bushi is a traditional music in amami oshima(small southern island). i think yoisura bushi is most emotional music which i have listened in my life. there are not the word to describe how beautiful…. kuniyuki remix is simply amazing,i think it’s his best work.
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
as dancefloor-friendly as it is mystical, bienaventuranza is as chancha as it gets- with elements from cumbia to dancehall to andean folk to global house, crystal clear production, and collaborations that are evidently natural and genuine, the record holds true to the sound that canale has played such a huge part in creating. from a new generation of producers to more listeners in unassuming parts of the globe, pedro has been humbled to see the sound develop- and proves with this album that he s grown swiftly alongside it.
baiano & os novos caetanos was a band formed by prolific and multi-talented brazilian comedians chico anysio and arnaud rodrigues. satirising brazils tropicalia movement in the 1970s, the duo took a friendly crack at the likes of caetano veloso and psychedelic rockers novos baianos, with their righteous tropicalista alter-egos ‘baiano and ‘paulinho boca de profeta poetically denouncing the dictatorship while simultaneously mocking those who took themselves too seriously. jazz funk legends azymuth play backing band with keyboard maestro jose roberto bertrami also responsible for the arrangements on the album. azymuths free and funky psych sounds combine with accordion, harmonica, brass and plenty of rural brazilian rhythms, for a hugely varied album drawing on mpb, funk and soulful samba rock. the album also features orlandivo who co-wrote many of the songs, and renowned multi-instrumentalist and producer durval ferreira.
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.
alma negra records are proud to present james stewart, resident dj and co-promoter of monthly night black atlantic club at le sucre in lyon, with his cotonou ep! james stewart is the host, resident dj and co-promoter of monthly night black atlantic club at le sucre in lyon. borrowing the term black atlantic from renowned scholar paul gilroys 1993 book, stewart presents black music as a transnational, incredibly diverse cultural exchange. an avid lecturer on the subject and founder of the blog afrosouldescarga, he merges an intellectual approach with the musical and creative side of things: as an active conga player and percussionist, member of voilaaa sound system and showhost at radio nova. this ep is the work of of a mature and thoughtful musician, combining different musical influences at a high level of production. alma negra records are proud to present james stewart with his cotonou ep!
niemand auf diesem planeten klingt wie aisha devi, die mit “dna feelings” ihr zweites album für houndstooth mit 11 neuen, hypnotischen, digitalen mantras vorlegt. devi setzt für produktion und performance meditative techniken ein, ihre musik ist spirituell, ihre dj-sets - nts residenz 2017, mix für fact - metaphysisch, ihre shows - von ctm bis boiler room, von sibirien bis mexiko - transzendente erfahrungen. sie ist rebellin und radikale alchemistin, die ein alternatives club-paradigma erschafft.
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.