beach diggin‘

guts-beach-diggin

„Beach Diggin'“ is a sampler of 16 rare tropical groove tracks compiled by Mambo & Guts. Pre-order now on Heavenly Sweetness and download immediately an exclusive 50′ mix of the compilation by DJ Damage of the Jazz Liberatorz.

16 tracks are stamped on the pages of the record’s passport – boss nova, soul, jazz, latin, afro-funk and tropical, souvenirs of travels through North and Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean islands. Intoxicating tunes, radiant rhythms, velveteen vocals: Beach Diggin‘ is for sipping through a straw, wiggling your hips and shaking your pelvis to, and it’s made to bring bodies into friction. 


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ondatropica

Ondatropica

Ondatropica is a musical collaboration lead by Mario Galeano and Will Holland. The foundation of the project was laid in a three week recording session at the legendary Discos Fuentes in Medellin, Colombia. It was there that over 40 musicians came together to revisit, revive and celebrate tropical music of the country.

An ‚Onda‘ is a soundwave, a charge of sonic energy projected out into the atmosphere. Musical explosions like Ondatropica don’t come out of nowhere, each participant of Ondatropica has their own history and experience contributing to the whole. This mix celebrates the music of the individuals that make up the Ondatropica collective and the diversity of Latin America’s tropical music scene. The mix features the music of Peregoyo y su Combo Vacana, Flowering Inferno, Residuo Solido, Afrosound, Grupo Canalon, Esteban Copete y su Kinteto Pacifico, Michi Sarmiento, Frente Cumbiero, Anibal Velasquez, Romperayo, Pedro Ramaya Beltran, Piano Negro, El Combo de Pepe, Alfredito Linares, Ray Perez and the Meridian Brothers!

Ondatrópica’s debut album was released on July 16th on CD, LP and digitally through Soundway Records Soundway Records and iTunes.

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fela live

fela kuti live in detroit 1986

Strut Records teamed up with New York’s Knitting Factory for the exclusive worldwide release of „Live In Detroit, 1986“, the first new Fela Kuti material to be issued since his final studio album „Underground System“, in 1992. Get a free download here and purchase the album direct via Strut or Amazon.

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a soul cal disco special

Egon's Radio Nova Mix - A Soul Cal Disco Special

France’s Radio Nova just broadcast Egon’s exclusive Soul Cal mix stream it below or via Radio Nova’s podcast page. Included in the mix are a few unique companions to our definitive survey of America’s best, independent, 70s soul-ensembles, „Soul Cal“ in stores now.

Egon’s Radio Nova Mix – A Soul Cal Disco Special

Tracklist:
1. Anubis – Anubis
2. Cross Bronx Expressway – Help Your Brother
3. Apple & Three Oranges – Love Brings Out The Best In You
4. Hamilton Movement – She’s Gone
5. Key & Cleary – What It Takes To Live (from Soul Cal)
6. Mixed Feelings – Sha La La (from Soul Cal)
7. Elephant Sunrise – Sugar Free
8. Courtial – Losing You
9. Pure Essence – Wake Up (from Soul Cal)

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rocket juice & the moon

rocket juice & the moon

Damon Albarn (Gorillaz, Blur), Tony Allen and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) founded their supergroup „Rocket Juice and the Moon“. During the last year the group recorded a couple of dozen instrumentals, the final 18 tracks on the album features Erykah Badu, M.anifest, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and the Malian keyboardist Cheick Tidiane Seck. It’s a mix of Afrobeat, Afrofunk and pure Funk. Tony Allen gives that touch of Africa. The voices of Albarn and Badu, when she’s implicated, are perfect for this kind of music, and they adjust to the beat. Purchase via iTunes.

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the tel aviv session

The Touré-Raichel Collective - The Tel Aviv Session

Israeli superstar Idan Raichel and Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré first met at an airport in Germany in 2008 while both were on tour. From this chance encounter an artistic kinship was born, culminating in an unscripted recording session that took place one afternoon in November 2010 in a small Tel Aviv studio. Joined by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian calabash player Souleymane Kane, Idan and Vieux improvised a masterful selection of songs that capture the unbridled creativity and inspired collaboration of these four brilliant musicians. The Touré-Raichel Collective was formed and the songs they recorded are the foundation of the album „The Tel Aviv Session“.

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make it fast, make it slow

Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow

After Analog Africa’s reissue of Rob’s first album „Funky Rob Way“ last year, Soundway Records are this year releasing its follow-up recorded the same year (1977) in Ghana, „Make It Fast, Make It Slow“, and all the deep afrofunk lovers out there are shouting of joy, throwing their hats in the air! Release date is 26th March, pre-order here.

Tracklist:
01. Loose Up Yourself
02. Make It Fast, Make It Slow
03. Not The End
04. I’ve Got To See You Again, Lord
05. He Shall Live In You
06. But You
07. Bargain
08. Back On You

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voices of jamaïca

blundetto - voices of jamaïca

New mixtape by Blundetto with some of the best high level vocals from Jamaïca. Two exclusive tracks off Blundetto’s upcoming new album (release February 13th) „Warm My Soul“ and „Rocky Road“.

Tracklist:
01 Intro With Don Camillo
02 Warm My Soul – Blundetto with Courtney John
03 I’m The One To Blame – John Holt
04 You Just Got to be in love – Boris Gardiner
05 Lonely Soldier – Gregory Isaacs
06 The race – The Gladiators
07 Mongo walk – The in crowd
08 You’re not good – Ken Boothe
09 Won’t come easy- Seeny & The Wailers
10 Be thankful – Donovan Carlos
11 Lucky man – Courtney John
12 We people- Nicky Thomas
13 When the lights are low – Joya Landis (blundedit)
14 Mr wind – Ken Boothe
15 Reform Institue (version) – Gregory Isaacs
16 Adis Abab – Wackies all stars
17 Rocky Road – Blundetto dubplate with Don Camilo
18 Voices re-dub-a-dub – Blundetto with Hindi Zahra