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Good For Dance
Good For Dance (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: CMR 003. Rel: 22 Nov 21
  1. Scruscru & Aman Po-Kaifu - "Acid Salam" (5:36)
  2. Skitcut - "Zaletaet Na Acid" (5:17)
  3. Funkyjaws - "Acid Circus" (6:22)
  4. Eddie C - "Dysk Dzokej On Acid" (3:54)
Review: Craft Music's taste in sizzling hot party music is absolutely confirmed as razor sharp with this third instalment of edits and re-rubs with a twist. Far from vanilla re-arrangements, these re-versions get fruity with the source material and on Good For Dance there's a particular emphasis on acid. First up Scruscru & Aman Po-Kaifu get right down and dirty with Nigerian classic 'Salem' by The Funkees, whipping up a veritable storm with 'Acid Salam'. Next up Skitcut gets into a serious stomp laden with wriggling 303 action on 'Zaletaet Na Acid', and Funkyjaws has some fun weaving slamming claps and nimble bleeps into the brassy source material for 'Acid Circus'. Eddie C rounds things off with a proper rubbery acid tweaker which slips in smooth on 'Dysk Dzokej On Acid'. Classy stuff, and whole heaps of fun for those who love acid, those who love disco, and those who love both.
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 in stock $11.07
Instrumental Modal Pop Of 1970s Egypt
Cat: SF 119LP. Rel: 26 Nov 21
  1. Ghada (2:15)
  2. Zabour (1:55)
  3. The Wanderer (2:57)
  4. Mawal (1:40)
  5. Ennai (5:33)
  6. Mawood (4:04)
  7. Bambah (4:55)
  8. Musical Introduction (3:01)
  9. Gazairia (5:40)
  10. Chaka Chiko (4:47)
  11. Zai Elhawa (4:24)
  12. Sahara (1:21)
  13. Hanim (2:26)
  14. Noussa (1:13)
  15. Zamane (3:07)
  16. Iskandarani (1:52)
  17. Amira (1:54)
  18. Salamat (5:23)
  19. Love Story (4:01)
Review: "A 2xLP of restored Egyptian 'pop' music by Arabic composer Baligh Hamdi, this album might be one of the most comprehensive collections of the artist's work yet, thanks to the divine work of label Sublime Frequencies. Backed by his Diamond Orchestra, Hamdi straddles a plethora of Indo-Arabic moods and sonic settings, from sleepy accordion nights to slinking sax and theremin party-starters. Documenting his vision to achieve a modernised, hybridised Arabic sound, we're sure you'll agree he successfully pulled it off, on receipt of this tip-on gatefold LP and added CD - with liner notes by SF label owner Hisham Mayet.

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Gespielt von: DJ Kobayashi
 in stock $28.79
CUBA: Music & Revolution Culture Clash In Havana Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 2
  1. Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - "Y Que Bien" (4:23)
  2. Orquesta Los Van Van - "Por Que Lo Haces" (4:09)
  3. Los Latinos - "Quemando" (2:46)
  4. Farah Maria - "Amame Y No Pienses Mas" (4:15)
  5. FA 5 - "Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon" (5:54)
  6. Tambores De Enrique Bonne - "Como Arrullos De Palma" (2:49)
  7. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - "Expresso Ritmico" (4:01)
  8. Los Papines - "Solo De Tumba Y Bongo" (5:30)
  9. Grupo Sintesis - "Aqui Estamos" (2:32)
  10. Los Van Van - "Llegada" (2:03)
  11. Grupo Raices Nuevas - "Baila Mi Guaguanco" (5:02)
  12. Luis Carbonell - "La Rumba" (3:54)
  13. Orquesta Riverside - "En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes" (3:02)
  14. Juan Formel & Los Van Van - "Llegue, Llegue" (5:52)
  15. Grupo Los Yoyi - "Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar" (3:05)
  16. Los Papines - "Para Que Niegas?" (4:23)
  17. Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Cuba Va!" (3:04)
  18. Raul Gomez - "Luces En La Pista" (8:50)
  19. Los Brito - "El 4-5-6" (2:48)
  20. Leo Brouwer - "Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza" (1:36)
  21. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - "La 132" (4:18)
  22. Los Reyes 73 - "Finalizo Un Amor" (3:37)
 in stock $30.46
Giant & Guitar
Giant & Guitar (LP + insert)
Cat: WWSLP 53. Rel: 26 Nov 21
  1. Rakset El Fadaa (7:51)
  2. Guitar El Chark (4:51)
  3. Takassim Sanat Alfeyn (6:52)
  4. Laylet Hob (8:13)
  5. Lama Bada Yatasana (2:28)
  6. Teletya Mahla Nourha (4:52)
  7. Ah Ya Zen (4:20)
 in stock $26.30
Me Da A Onnda
  1. Daben Ni (8:16)
  2. Me Yee Owu Den (9:20)
  3. Nye Mea (14:16)
  4. Me Da A Onnda (6:18)
Review: K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas was a cult and rotating cast of musicians from Ghana. They were early champions of the famous highlife sound and in 1980 they put out Me Da A ?nnda, a four track suite that will cost you a hefty amount on second hand markets. But this reissue will change all that. The original tracks and art are included and it is the charming percussive clatter and seductive guitar lines of 'Daben Ni' that get things underway with plenty of trademark horns. 'Me Yee Owu Den' is another sweet jam, with tangy rhythms and those lead horns lifting your spirits before the extended 'Nye Mea' works you into a spaced out mind state.
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 in stock $11.63
Ritmo Matizon
Cat: DSC 005. Rel: 22 Nov 21
  1. Ritmo Martizon (3:28)
  2. Pa Gozar (5:56)
Review: If you're into little-known South American gems from the dim and distant past, Mexico City's Discodelic label has got you covered. This limited-edition "45" marks the second instalment of their ongoing "Nicaraguan Afro-Latin" series and offers-up two deep cuts from the catalogue of tropical Afro-rock kings Bwama. Both tracks were originally featured on the band's second self-titled album in 1972. Our pick of the pair is A-side 'Ritmo Martizon', a richly percussive fusion of Guajira rhythms, salsa style pianos, gravelly funk-rock guitars and life-affirming vocals. That said, flipside 'Pa Goza' - a funky, shoulder-swinging affair featuring duelling organ and guitar lines atop a locked-in Latin beat - is also superb. In a word: essential!
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Gespielt von: Voodoocuts
 in stock $14.39
Love Trip (Deluxe Edition)
Love Trip (Deluxe Edition) (limited numbered gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP + insert with obi-strip)
Cat: PROT 71234. Rel: 01 Oct 21
  1. Love Trip (3:58)
  2. Chinese Restaurant (3:53)
  3. Midnight Joke (4:51)
  4. Sorrow Is Beyond The Night (4:05)
  5. All Or Nothing (4:19)
  6. Dance On The Beach (4:17)
  7. One More Night (4:00)
  8. Morning Flight (4:07)
  9. Twilight Is The Silver Leaf (4:27)
  10. What A Broken Heart Can Do (4:10)
Review:  Mamiya Takako cut her teeth in late-'70s Japanese girl group Pao before striking out on her own with 1982 debut album Love Trip. Full of sweet, sugary, synth-laden pop songs that drew on then contemporaneous jazz-funk and soul sounds, the album sold relatively poorly at the time but is now considered something of a classic. It has been proceeded by a seven-inch single offering up two of the record's more sought-after cuts, but now this deluxe edition offers the ultimate collector's piece. It's packed with undeniably loved-up gems, FM synth sounds, soft focus sax solos and bubbly jazz-funk bottom-ends.
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! low stock $65.34
De Las Colonias Del Rio De La Plata (reissue)
De Las Colonias Del Rio De La Plata (reissue) (LP + booklet with obi-strip)
Cat: ALT 013. Rel: 14 Oct 21
  1. O'Placar (6:19)
  2. Para Nosotros Solamente (4:47)
  3. Balewada (3:57)
  4. Los Berugos Wor (4:50)
  5. La Hora De La Sed Maldita (4:15)
  6. El Viaje De Dumpty (5:09)
  7. Eterna Presencia (4:37)
  8. Mira Tu (4:55)
Review: It would be fair to say that De Las Colonias Del Rio De La Plata is something of a little-known gem. Recorded in two days in Buenos Aries back in the autumn of 1976, the album remains the sole recorded output of Argentine keyboardist and producer Jorge Lopez Ruiz's jazz-fusion outfit, Viejas Raices. The album itself has long been sought-after by Latin jazz collectors, hence this handy - if frustratingly limited - vinyl reissue. Musically, it's a blast from start to finish, with Lopez Ruiz's electric piano and ARP synthesizer sounds riding extra-percussive Latin jazz grooves and some seriously groovy upright bass. Alternately floor-friendly and pleasingly laidback, the album's funky beauty and impressive musicianship is only heightened by the lack of fiery horns.
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 in stock $27.14
Melodies Record Club #002: Ben UFO Selects
  1. Laurie Spiegel - "Drums" (7:12)
  2. Olof Dreijer - "Echoes From Mamori" (13:02)
Review: The high class Melodies International reissue label co-run by Floating Points and Elliot Bernard is back with the seance in its Melodies Record Club series. This time it is blistering club DJ Ben UFO who gets his pick after Four Tet had his go earlier in the year. The two tunes he pick have long been staples in his set either though on the surface of it neither are typical club tunes. They have never before been available on vinyl for that reason but we're glad they are now. 'Drums' is off Laurie Spiegel's 1980 experimental album The Expanding Universe and is all oscillating synths and computer generated percussion while Olof Dreijer from the Swedish band the Knife offers 'Echoes From Mamori' on the flip, a more tropical and whimsical cut of new age licked house made from arpeggios and frog samples.
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 in stock $14.67
The Seed: Dedicated To Jesamy
Cat: CW 004. Rel: 19 Nov 21
  1. Nyame Ye (5:46)
  2. La Musique Du Soleil (5:14)
  3. Hosanna (4:03)
  4. Way Ye Me (4:38)
  5. Paa (5:15)
  6. Oi Quem Q'eu Nos Oi (4:49)
  7. Fureur Du Roi (3:57)
  8. Ecoutez (3:46)
  9. Habibi (4:40)
  10. Que Pasa (4:33)
  11. Baba Love (5:46)
  12. The Seed (4:44)
Gespielt von: Rocco Universal
 in stock $21.04
Almas Conectadas
Almas Conectadas (gatefold LP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: TRULP 405. Rel: 22 Oct 21
  1. Doncella (instrumental) (0:48)
  2. El Chiclan (5:28)
  3. Balada Borracha (4:06)
  4. Almas Conectadas (5:12)
  5. Orozul (instrumental) (1:02)
  6. Adorar La Sangre (4:17)
  7. Adios Chacon (6:02)
  8. Pronto Alivio (instrumental) (1:20)
  9. Macumba De Marea (5:14)
  10. El Avion (5:25)
  11. Vuele (2:53)
Review: Following the success of their first collaborative album, 2017's Curao, Will 'Quantic' Holland and Colombian "folkloric" singer-songwriter India Gongora have once more joined forces for a second joint full-length. Designed as a musical exploration of "the nostalgia of impossible love", the set's uniquely eclectic, widescreen sound joins the dots between the traditional styles of Colombia's pacific coast, cumbia, rock, string-drenched South American ballads and the kind of hard-to-pigeonhole, musically intricate productions that were once the preserve of Rotary Connection's Charles Stepney. It's a terrific album all told, with Holland conjuring up genuine musical magic and Gongora delivering some of the most stunning sounding vocals of her career.
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 in stock $18.00
Haly Gully
Cat: KALITA 12018. Rel: 22 Oct 21
  1. Haly Gully (version) (4:19)
  2. Haly Gully (Toby Tobias version) (9:18)
  3. The Morning Show (3:53)
  4. The Morning Show (instrumental) (3:56)
  5. Haly Gully (unreleased version) (4:29)
Review: The hard-digging record fiends at Kalita are back with more brilliance. This one is the first-ever retrospective of work by Jamaican-born artist Desmond Chambers. The first tine is a proudly politically aware tune previously only avialbel on his 1987 album Tiger Born, while the single 'The Morning Show' has before now only been available as the B side of little known single 'I Have Seen Love In Your Eyes.' The two other tracks are mega cult, hugely loved acid-infused dub snakers with boogie-infused rhythms. Original copies will cost you a huge amount so make sure you snap this one up asap.
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 in stock $13.01
Heavenly Ethiopiques: The Best Of The Ethiopiques Series
Cat: HS 107VL. Rel: 24 Nov 21
  1. Alemayehu Eshete - "Tashamanaletch" (4:08)
  2. Seyoum Gebreyes - "Hametegnaw" (3:26)
  3. Ayalew Mesfin - "Teredjew Neber" (3:54)
  4. Teshome Meteku - "Yezemed Yebaed" (3:53)
  5. Seyfou Yohannes - "Mela Mela" (3:24)
  6. Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou - - "Presentiment" (3:37)
  7. Wallias Band - "Muziqawi Silt" (3:46)
  8. Tsfa-Maryam Kidane - "Ewnet Yet Lagegnesh" (2:43)
  9. Mulatu Astatqe - "Yegele Tezeta" (3:15)
  10. Getatchew Mekurya - "Shellela Besaxophone" (2:46)
  11. Girma Beyene - "Ene Negn Bay Manesh" (4:02)
  12. Mahmoud Ahmed - "Bemen Sebeb Letlash" (4:35)
  13. Muluqen Mellesse - "Hedetch Alu" (5:16)
  14. Tlahoun Gessesse - "Lantchi Biye" (3:07)
  15. Menelik Wesnatchew - "Tchereqa" (3:16)
  16. Tekle Tesfa-Ezghi - "Selam Temagwet" (3:53)
  17. Abbebe Tessemma - "Ashasha Beyew" (3:35)
  18. Tewelde Redda - "Ab Teqay Qerebi" (3:32)
  19. Ali Birra Kan - "Ati Fettun Isani Infedhani" (4:45)
  20. Tsehaytu Beraki - "Medjemerya Feqrey" (4:09)
Review: The first Best of on vinyl from the ethiopiques series. Francis Falcetto, the founder of the series (already 28 Cds available) and THE specialist of Ethiopian music pick up a selection of the best tracks of the series. He opened his large collection of pictures, vinyls and memorabilia to make the artwork of this double LP gatefold. The perfect introduction to the world of Ethiopian music but the specialists will also discover some rare and unknown tracks and artists.
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 in stock $21.60
Ecstasy (LP)
Cat: JAZZR 011. Rel: 28 Oct 21
  1. La Barberia (4:23)
  2. Cool Breeze (3:40)
  3. Maltido Vicio (3:53)
  4. El Loco (4:52)
  5. Suite Guaracho (part 1) (3:18)
  6. Suite Guaracho (part 2) (5:56)
  7. Orgullo Y Vanidad (7:00)
Review: Paul Murphy's commitment to reissuing obscure, hard-to-find and sought-after Latin jazz albums is impressive. The latest high-quality album to get the treatment (courtesy of his excellent Jazz Room label) is Tata Vasquez & His Orchestra's 1979 set Ecstasy, a glorious New York fusion of salsa, Latin jazz, boogaloo and funk most famous for the two-part 'Suite Gauracho' - a piano-sporting, flute-laden affair that has variously become a favourite of both Balearic and nu-jazz DJs. Both versions are wonderful, but there's plenty of other highlights across the album, including a string of ultra-percussive affairs that have long been favourites of the jazz-dancers who flock to hear Murphy DJ.
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 in stock $21.32
Jungle Kitten (reissue)
Jungle Kitten (reissue) (orange vinyl 12")
Cat: DLM 010ORANGE. Rel: 20 Sep 21
  1. Jungle Kitten (feat Kaidi Tatham) (7:04)
  2. Asking Eyes (feat Vanessa Freeman) (5:03)
Review: 'Jungle Kitten' by Manfredo Fest is something of an underground classic. It features the widely admired Kaidi Tatham on synth and has a fine crew of London's best musicians also involved in the line up and now it gets a cover by Da Lata that is drenched in warmth. The a-side is as organic as they come with fluid grooves and samba styles all heavily applied next to the uplifting vocals. On the flip side is another epic one for the dance floor. It is a vital version of Rafaella Renzulli's 'Asking Eyes' featuring Vanessa Freeman that at long last lands on vinyl.
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 in stock $13.28
Instrumental Modal Pop Of 1970s Egypt
  1. Ghada
  2. Zabour
  3. The Wanderer
  4. Mawal
  5. Ennai
  6. Manwood
  7. Bambah
  8. Musical Introduction
  9. Gazairia
  10. Chaka Chiko
  11. Zai Elhawa
  12. Sahara
  13. Hanim
  14. Noussa
  15. Zamane
  16. Iskandarani
  17. Amira
  18. Salamat
  19. Love Story
! low stock $15.50
Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai (gatefold LP)
Cat: MRBLP 133. Rel: 29 Jun 16
  1. Caboclo (2:42)
  2. Pelas Sombras (2:11)
  3. Sylvia (2:58)
  4. Presente Grego (2:29)
  5. Dedicada A Ela (3:30)
  6. Seriado (1:43)
  7. Na Boca Do Sol (2:53)
  8. Velho Parente (2:18)
  9. O Mapa (2:39)
  10. Karina (5:19)
Review: This official reissue of Arthur Verocai's classic self-titled album from 1972 sounds very much like the epitome of a labour of love for Mr Bongo. The press release states the Brighton-based jazz funk archivalists have had this album on top of their reissue hitlist and with the permission of Sir Arthur himself have come through with this official vinyl reissue in newly remastered form from the original Continental master tapes. Do we need to set the scene for this masterclass in long players from Verocai? The ten tracks bristle with sonic fusion, transcending genre to become something more than Brazilian jazz funk across its sublime 29 minutes. Alongside contributing musicians, Verocai invites the listener on a journey through Bossa nova, samba, jazz, MPB, psychedelics and funk. Tip!
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 in stock $21.60
Expansions (limited transparent green vinyl LP)
Cat: BCR 095LPC2. Rel: 16 Jul 21
  1. Tough Victory (3:11)
  2. Space (2:32)
  3. Raise It Up (2:37)
  4. My Jamaican Dub (2:40)
  5. I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (4:01)
  6. Dirt Off Your Shoulder (2:53)
  7. Getting Nasty (3:04)
  8. Blow Your Cover (2:34)
  9. Represent (3:23)
  10. The Healer (2:50)
  11. Les Fleur (3:20)
  12. Squaring The Circles (3:29)
Review: The latest must-cop record from the good people at Big Crown is a real summer special. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band serve up some seriously soul-enriching grooves, with the impossibly warm and good time vibes that come from steel drums on each and every one. The beats are rooted in funk, with fat bass and expressive horn work bring each one to life. There are sojourns into dub, disco and jazz, and the whole thing bris with so much character and personality that it cannot but put a smile on your face.
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 in stock $17.72
A Heart In Splinters: More From The Caife Label Quito 1960-68
Cat: HJRLP 85. Rel: 05 Nov 21
  1. Olga Gutierrez - "A Veces He Pensado" (2:56)
  2. Hermanas Mendoza Suasti - "Alas De Sombra" (2:53)
  3. Benitez Y Valencia - "Amor En Tus Ojos" (2:48)
  4. Caspi Shungo - "Mal Pago" (2:43)
  5. Gladys Viera - "Palomita Cuculi" (2:29)
  6. Orquesta Nacional - "Ponchito Al Hombro" (2:33)
  7. Lida Uquillas - "Tengo Un Amor" (2:26)
  8. Los Inaquingas - "Blanco Lirio" (2:39)
  9. Segundo Bautista - "La Naranja" (2:44)
  10. Benitez Y Valencia - "Lindos Ojos" (2:47)
  11. Los Barrieros - "Siendo Triste Vivo Alegre" (2:36)
  12. Segundo Bautista - "Soledad" (2:39)
  13. Raul Emiliani Y Hector Bonilla - "Imploracion Indigena" (2:45)
  14. Caspi Shungo - "Indio Soy" (2:36)
  15. Duo Aguayo Huayamabe - "Mi Ultima Ilusion" (2:42)
  16. Conjunto CAIFE - "Huasipichay" (2:32)
  17. Hermanas Mendoza Suasti - "Para Ti" (2:39)
  18. Olga Gutierrez - "Despedida" (2:56)
  19. Lucho Munoz - "Lamparilla" (3:00)
  20. Hermanos Valencia - "Destrozado Corazon" (2:52)
  21. Luis Alberto Valencia - "Toro Barroso" (2:53)
  22. Los Barrieros - "Ashcu De Primo" (2:44)
  23. Duo Aguayo Huayamabe - "Panuelo De Penas" (2:34)
  24. Hermanas Mendoza Suasti - "Alma Enamorada" (2:34)
  25. Benitez Y Valencia - "Lamparilla" (2:54)
  26. Orquesta Nacional - "Atahualpa" (2:32)
 in stock $28.24
Buena Vista Social Club (25th Anniversary Edition)
Buena Vista Social Club (25th Anniversary Edition) (gatefold 180 gram 2xLP + booklet)
Cat: 405053 8629996. Rel: 17 Sep 21
  1. Chan Chan (4:18)
  2. De Camino A La Vereda (5:03)
  3. El Cuarto De Tula (7:25)
  4. Pueblo Nuevo (6:05)
  5. Dos Gardenias (3:04)
  6. Y Tu Que Has Hecho? (3:12)
  7. Veinte Anos (3:31)
  8. El Carretero (3:30)
  9. Candela (5:29)
  10. Amor De Loca Juventud (3:22)
  11. Orgullecida (3:19)
  12. Murmullo (3:51)
  13. Buena Vista Social Club (4:50)
  14. La Bayamesa (2:54)
  15. Vicenta (bonus track) (3:39)
  16. La Pluma (bonus track) (2:45)
  17. A Tus Pies (bonus track) (5:22)
  18. La Cleptomana (bonus track) (3:22)
  19. Orgullecida (alternate Trio take - bonus track) (4:31)
Review: When it was first released a quarter of a century ago, the Buena Vista Social Club album - a concept album produced by Ry Cooder and Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, featuring veteran Cuban musicians recreating music that had been popular on the island nation in the 1940s and '50s - had a huge cultural impact. Not only did it sell like hotcakes around the World, leading to a US tour and documentary film, but it also raised interest in Cuban music, something that has sustained to this day. This 25th Anniversary edition, then, is fully justified. It boasts fully remastered vinyl and CD versions of the original album, each with bonus tracks, as well as partner discs entirely made up of previously unheard songs and alternate takes
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 in stock $27.69
Soul Makossa
Soul Makossa (blue vinyl 7")
Cat: MAS 038. Rel: 17 Sep 21
  1. Soul Makossa (4:18)
  2. Fantasia (3:32)
 in stock $11.07
Fela's London Scene (50th Anniversary Edition)
Fela's London Scene (50th Anniversary Edition) (limited splattered vinyl LP with obi-strip)
Cat: KFR 20043SPL. Rel: 05 Nov 21
  1. J'Ehin-J'Ehin (7:31)
  2. Egbe Mio (13:16)
  3. Who're You (9:35)
  4. Buy Africa (5:50)
  5. Fight To Finish (7:31)
 in stock $22.14
Di Melo
Di Melo (LP + insert)
Cat: FD 5. Rel: 09 Nov 21
  1. Kilario (2:51)
  2. A Vida Em Seus Metodos Diz Calma (3:42)
  3. Aceito Tudo (2:59)
  4. Conformopolis (2:42)
  5. Ma-Lida (3:31)
  6. Sementes (1:38)
  7. Pernalonga (2:46)
  8. Minha Estrela (2:29)
  9. Se O Mundo Acabasse Em Mel (3:06)
  10. Alma Gemea (3:56)
  11. Joao (2:28)
  12. Indecisao (1:59)
Review: Singer, poet and painter Di Melo (real name Roberto De Melo Santos) released his debut album in 1975 and it has since become a cult classic. If you can find a copy on second-hand markets it will cost you a small fortune so thankfully Fatiado Discos reissue it here in all its glory. The glorious tracks unite tango, soul, funk and MPB with lovely vocal work and plenty of Latin flair. Musically creative throughout, it is right up there with peers Jorge Ben and Tim Maia, and this version includes an insert with photos from personal family archives.
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Gespielt von: Blair French
 in stock $24.64
Deja Vu
Deja Vu (7")
Cat: DYNAM 7104. Rel: 29 Nov 21
  1. Deja Vu (Exclusive 7" version) (3:42)
  2. I Am (1:25)
  3. Bananas (2:18)
Review: Weldon Johnathan Irvine is enjoying a return to the spot light this month as Dynamite Cuts serve up a trio of reissues of some of his best work. He recorded it all during the 80s, when the British funk, soul and jazz scene was at its most vibrant best and this is a fine expand of that. As always with this famously relaxed and easy going artist work, the music reflects his warm spirit in sound. This limited 45rpm opens with a special 7" cut of 'Deja Vu' which is mellifluous and glowing thanks to the molten Rhodes chords. On the flip is 'I Am' and then 'Bananas' gets you shaking your limbs with its off-grid beats and busy chord work.
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CUBA: Music & Revolution Culture Clash In Havana Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 2
  1. Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - "Y Que Bien"
  2. Orquesta Los Van Van - "Por Que Lo Haces"
  3. Los Latinos - "Quemando"
  4. Farah Maria - "Amame Y No Pienses Mas"
  5. FA 5 - "Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon"
  6. Tambores De Enrique Bonne - "Como Arrullos De Palma"
  7. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - "Expresso Ritmico"
  8. Los Papines - "Solo De Tumba Y Bongo"
  9. Grupo Sintesis - "Aqui Estamos"
  10. Los Van Van - "Llegada"
  11. Grupo Raices Nuevas - "Baila Mi Guaguanco"
  12. Luis Carbonell - "La Rumba"
  13. Orquesta Riverside - "En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes"
  14. Juan Formel & Los Van Van - "Llegue, Llegue"
  15. Grupo Los Yoyi - "Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar"
  16. Los Papines - "Para Que Niegas?"
  17. Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Cuba Va!"
  18. Raul Gomez - "Luces En La Pista"
  19. Los Brito - "El 4-5-6"
  20. Leo Brouwer - "Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza"
  21. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - "La 132"
  22. Los Reyes 73 - "Finalizo Un Amor"
Review: Given that Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker's Cuba: Music and Revolution - Culture Clash in Havana is one of the standout compilations of 2021, hopes are naturally sky-high for this speedy sequel. Like its predecessor, volume 2 focuses on music and made and released on the Caribbean island between 1975 and '85, this time round largely focusing on rare fusions of salsa, Latin jazz, disco, soul and funk, mostly licensed from records that have never been available outside Cuba. It's another stunning selection all told, with highlights including the heady Cuban disco/salsa fusion of Orquesta Los Van Van, the fiery disco-funk of FA 5, the heavily percussive hedonism of Luis Carobonell and the fuzzy psychedelic rock of Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC. In a word: essential.
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Estrelar (limited 7")
Cat: BRZ 45030. Rel: 14 Aug 15
  1. Marcos Valle - "Estrelar" (5:11)
  2. Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti - "Aleluia" (3:52)
Review: Two silky sides of Brazilian disco soul on Mr Bongo's perennial Brazil 45s series. First up, long-haired lothario samba fusionista Marcos teams up with Leon Ware for a pristine polished piece of early 80s disco funk. Golden harmonies, staccato vocals and a super juicy bassline; it's not hard to see why it was his best selling single. Flip for the equally smooth "Alleluia" from Brazilian boogie gospelist; this one is all about the percussion heavy breakdown. Proper sunshine block party business.
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Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (reissue)
Cat: HS 092VL. Rel: 30 Apr 21
  1. Mulatu Astatqe - "Munaye" (5:03)
  2. Mulatu Astatqe - "Meche Dereshe" (3:56)
  3. Tesfa Maryam Kidane - "Yetesfa Tezeta" (2:40)
  4. Mulatu Astatqe - "Kasalefkut Hulu" (2:42)
  5. Mulatu Astatqe - "Tezeta" (6:10)
  6. Bahta Gebre Hiwot - "Ewnet Yet Lagegnesh" (2:43)
  7. Mulatu Astatqe - "Yegele Tezeta" (3:16)
  8. Mulatu Astatqe - "Bemgnot Alnorm" (2:36)
  9. Mulatu Astatqe - "Yekermo Saw" (4:15)
  10. Tesfa Maryam Kidane - "Heiwote" (5:15)
Review: The fact that Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits has been reissued on numerous occasions over the last two decades is testament to the enduring quality of this most obscure of compilations. It first appeared on Amha Eshete's Amha Records label way back in 1972, and was the imprint's tenth and final album. An all-star affair featuring many of Eshete's most trusted musicians and producers, its ten tracks gleefully join the dots between dusty rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, soul, Brazilian rhythms and African grooves. It's genuinely "all killer" and "no filler", which may go some way to explain Heavenly Sweetness's decision to put it out again.
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Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 2
Cat: HS 095VL. Rel: 17 Aug 21
  1. Telantena Zare (3:42)
  2. Eskegizew Bertchi (3:12)
  3. Tey Gedyeleshem (3:14)
  4. Hameta (3:19)
  5. Feqer Feqer New (2:33)
  6. Tashamanaletch (4:03)
  7. Yeweb Dar (3:13)
  8. Addis Abeba Bete (4:26)
  9. Yeweyn Haregitu (3:38)
  10. Qondjit (3:26)
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Cimetiere Creole
Cat: HS 225VL. Rel: 24 Nov 21
  1. De Colere (3:27)
  2. Suiv Amoin Mon Dalon (3:35)
  3. Cimetiere Creole (3:24)
  4. Fonker (feat Anyel Waro & Piers Faccini) (4:28)
  5. Karma (3:41)
  6. Rituel (feat Rene Lacaille) (6:42)
  7. Les Ecailles De Chastete (4:09)
  8. La Flemme (4:23)
  9. Petit Palace (feat Sages Comme Des Sauvages) (4:07)
  10. Si Rogre (feat Piers Faccini) (3:56)
  11. Le Pied Dans La Tombe (5:22)
  12. Legers (2:31)
  13. Si La Pluie Te Mouille (2:56)
Review: Recorded between France and the volcanic island of La Reunion , beaten by the air of the Indian Ocean, the album, in the words as in the notes, transforms the French song into Creole succulence. On the spot, it is surrounded by musical figures of the island that the duet offered itself of the tasty subtlilities of the sega and the mayola. The notes of accordion of Rene Lacaille, the father of Oriane, the voice of Danyel Waro.
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Split Single No 2
Split Single No 2 (7" + insert)
Cat: NYCT 7073. Rel: 04 Nov 21
  1. Raspadura - "Pa Que Gocen" (2:52)
  2. Grupo Pernil - "Danza De La Cabra" (4:41)
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Wamono A to Z Vol III: Japanese Light Mellow Funk Disco & Boogie 1978-1988
  1. Tetsuo Sakurai - "Kimono" (5:10)
  2. Jadoes - "Friday Night" (extended dance mix) (5:44)
  3. Yumi Sato - "Ame" (3:37)
  4. Kiyohiko Ozaki - "Ojosan Ote Yawaraka Ni" (4:33)
  5. Hitomi Tohyama - "Rainy Driver" (4:29)
  6. Sentimental City Romance - "Hello Suisei" (5:30)
  7. Mizuki Koyama - "Kare Niwa Kanawanai" (4:29)
  8. Hitomi Tohyama - "Sweet Soul Music (Kiss Of Life)" (3:50)
Review: For the latest edition of their essential Wamano A to Z compilation series - the third to date - DJ Yoshiwza Dynamite JP and Chintam have decided to focus on "Japanese light mellow funk, disco and boogie" tracks recorded between 1978 and '88. Like its' predecessors, the eight-track set is heavy on obscurities and little-known cuts, as well as bona fide killer cuts. There's much to savour throughout, from the intergalactic, slap-bass propelled boogie brilliance of Jadoes' 'Friday Night (Extended Mix)' and the laidback funk bliss of Yumi Sato's 'Ame', to the smooth jazz-funk lusciousness of Hitomi Tohyama's 'Rainy Driver' and the Latin-infused, Teena Marie style electrofunk brilliance of Mizuki Koyami's 'Kare Niwa Kanawanai'.
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Afro Jazz Folk Collection Vol 1
Afro Jazz Folk Collection Vol 1 (gatefold 2xLP in spot-varnished sleeve)
Cat: DRCDS 001002. Rel: 15 Nov 21
  1. Ndossoke (5:50)
  2. Super Biton (7:11)
  3. Kamalen Wari (17:36)
  4. Lebamfe (15:54)
  5. Primprin (4:09)
  6. Bwabaro (6:34)
  7. Sournousso Haba (6:15)
  8. Garan (5:58)
Review: The Super Biton is an orchestra that has exist since the 60s. It is a powerful driving force behind the sounds of many cities in Africa and always incorporate and amplified brass instruments, electric guitars and plenty more. Influences from Cuba can be heard in their work while congas and bongos further deepen the sound and strike a perfect balance between the traditional and the modern. This superb collection of jams across two 12"s in spot-varnished sleeves takes in seductive jazz-tinged rhythms with bigger, funkier beats and plenty in between.
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Histoire De Melody Nelson
Cat: 537184 1. Rel: 08 Oct 21
  1. Melody (Histoire De Melody Nelson) (7:38)
  2. Ballade De Melody Nelson (1:59)
  3. Valse De Melody (1:33)
  4. Ah! Melody (1:47)
  5. L'Hotel Particulier (4:05)
  6. En Melody (3:10)
  7. Cargo Culte (7:56)
  8. Melody (Full take - Les Sessions Melody Nelson) (9:16)
  9. Ballade De Melody Nelson (alternative Voice version) (2:03)
  10. Valse De Melody (alternative Voice version) (1:38)
  11. Ah! Melody (alternative Voice version) (1:48)
  12. Melody Lit Babar (vocal version) (1:04)
  13. Melody Lit Babar (Instumental) (1:09)
  14. L'Hotel Particulier (Full take) (5:09)
  15. En Melody (Full Electric Violin Solo) (3:23)
  16. Cargo Culte (instrumental) (8:02)
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Before I Die (Deluxe Edition)
Before I Die (Deluxe Edition) (gatefold 140 gram pink vinyl LP + 7" + poster)
Cat: ZEN 277X. Rel: 12 Oct 21
  1. Let's Sing Let's Dance (3:47)
  2. I Need You (2:53)
  3. Before I Die (3:08)
  4. Good Morning Good Night (2:46)
  5. Me Trust Me (1:33)
  6. Where Did I Go (2:08)
  7. Never Give Up (2:24)
  8. Can I Get Your Number (3:14)
  9. Whatchu Doin Later (2:52)
  10. Sex With ME (DEFG) (2:29)
  11. Where Are You Think (1:36)
  12. Never Die (3:34)
  13. Hey, Hey, Hey (4:58)
  14. Sunday ASAP (2:19)
  15. I Jus Wanna Be Happy (3:31)
  16. Y Don't U (2:17)
  17. Clouds (3:18)
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Yen Ara: Remixes Part 1
Yen Ara: Remixes Part 1 (hand-stamped 12")
Cat: MRB 12050. Rel: 20 Jun 18
  1. Krumandey (Ron Trent remix) (6:57)
  2. Mumudey Mumudey (Natureboy Flako remix) (4:38)
  3. Mumudey Mumudey (Nick The Record remix) (7:44)
Review: When a 12" turns up with a Ron Trent rework on the A-side, we tend to take notice. In this instance, we were particularly curious to hear what the deep house legend had done to "Krumandey", one of the standout cuts from Highlife legend Ebo Taylor's recent album, Yen Ara. Predictably, his version is superb, brilliantly joining the dots between Taylor's soaring Afro-beat, rolling Afro-house and Trent's own sumptuous deep house electronics. Turn to the flipside for two fresh revisions of "Mumduey Mumduey": a jaunty, sunshine-friendly tweak by Japanese producer Natureboy Flako and a heavy Afro-disco version by Nick The Record rich in bowel-bothering sub-bass and spacey deep house chords.
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Melodi (Special Edition)
Melodi (Special Edition) (limited hand-numbered LP + post cards with obi-strip)
Cat: MRBLP 227R. Rel: 01 Oct 21
  1. Yalvarma (Don't Beg) (5:11)
  2. Agitate (4:37)
  3. Yeter (Enough) (3:42)
  4. Melodi (Melody) (part 1) (4:11)
  5. Melodi (Melody) (part 2) (1:26)
  6. Elegy For Love (3:40)
  7. Affet Beni (Forgive Me) (3:38)
  8. Inertia (3:40)
  9. Ahenk (Harmony) (3:30)
  10. Please, Don't Take This Badly (4:13)
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Avessos (7" in gatefold sleeve + insert)
Cat: DYNAM 7098. Rel: 29 Oct 21
  1. Avessos (10:15)
  2. Divagacao 6/8 (7:31)
Review: While best known for their funk and soul reissues, Dynamite Cuts do frequently dig deeper and look further afield for musical inspiration. They're at it again here, offering up a lavishly packaged "45" featuring two killer cuts from Brazilian saxophonist and flautist Hector Costita's jazz-funk/jazz-fusion album 1981 (which, you guessed it, was first released in 1981). A-side 'Avessos' is warming, gentle and groovy, with Costita's jaunty sax motifs rising above a samba-jazz beat, restless triangle percussion and some seriously toasty electric piano lines. 'Divagacao' is a more up-tempo nd rhythmically interesting affair that reminded us of Azymuth while also boasting some genuinely dazzling sax solos.
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Brazil USA 70: Brazilian Music In The USA In The 1970s
Cat: SJRLP 428. Rel: 07 Jun 19
  1. Airto - "Samba De Flora" (6:10)
  2. Duke Pearson - "Sandalia Dela" (with Flora Purim) (3:31)
  3. Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 - "Batucada (The Beat)" (2:17)
  4. Deodato - "Skyscrapers" (6:40)
  5. Milton Nascimento - "Catavento" (2:28)
  6. Airto - "Tombo In 7/4" (6:24)
  7. Luiz Bonfa - "Bahia Soul" (2:31)
  8. Dom Um Romao - "Braun-Blek-Blu" (4:43)
  9. Moacir Santos - "Kathy" (3:37)
  10. Joao Donato - "Almas Irmas" (1:53)
  11. Sivuca - "Ai'nt No Sunshine" (4:47)
  12. Milton Nascimento - "Rio Vermelho" (3:20)
  13. Tamba 4 - "Consolation (Consolacao)" (8:19)
  14. Flora Purim - "Moon Dreams" (4:58)
  15. Dom Um Romao - "Escravos De Jo" (4:04)
  16. Airto - "Andei (I Walked)" (2:32)
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Maria Fumaca
Cat: BRZ45 056. Rel: 13 Oct 16
  1. Maria Fumaca (2:27)
  2. Mr Funky Samba (3:41)
Review: For the latest release on their on-point Brasil 45s sub-label, Mr Bongo takes a trip back to 1977, and the early days of legendary fusion outfit Banda Black Rio. Both the cuts here are taken from the band's brilliant debut album, Maria Fumaca, and see them fusing Brasilian samba and jazz sounds with the righteous, dancefloor-friendly grooves of funk and disco. "Maria Fumaca" itself is a deliciously sunny and sweaty affair, with punchy horns, eyes-closed guitar solos and jazz-funk electic piano lines rising above a carnival-ready samba-funk groove. The U.S funk influence comes to the fore more on flipside "Mr Funky Samba", which sounds like Azymuth jamming with members of the T.K Disco, Philadelphia International and Salsoul house bands. Yep, it's that good.
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  1. Nonato & Seu Conjunto - "Cafua" (2:22)
  2. Jose Roberto - "Crioula Multicolorida" (3:12)
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Live From BBC Maida Vale Gilles Peterson Presents: MV4 (reissue)
Cat: BWOOD 0218LP. Rel: 04 Jun 21
  1. Joe Armon Jones - "Starting Today" (feat Asheber)
  2. Oscar Jerome & Joe Armon Jones Band - "Do You Really"
  3. Fatima & Joe Armon Jones Band - "Only"
  4. Nubya Garcia & Joe Armon Jones Band - "Hold"
  5. Hak Baker & Joe Armon Jones Band - "Thirsty Thursday"
  6. Ishmael Ensemble - "The Chapel/Tunnels"
  7. Joe Armon Jones - "Almost Went Too Far"
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The Sojourner (reissue)
The Sojourner (reissue) (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: PLP 6950. Rel: 16 Dec 20
  1. Music Is Nothing But A Prayer (7:54)
  2. Ecstasy (3:01)
  3. The Sojourner (5:07)
  4. Circles (2:20)
  5. Trace Of Trane (3:22)
  6. Vibration Love Call (4:58)
  7. Malika (6:55)
  8. Optimystical (3:29)
  9. Peace (Salaam) (8:07)
Review: Japanese label P-Vine sure know how to pick out the essential spiritual jazz reissues. This is another gold standard that came originally on Strata East in 1974. Vocals feature throughout and often soar to the highest of heights and make it a charismatic album. Sample hounds and hip hop lovers might well recognise the track 'Optimystical' which has been pillaged by Detroit great Andres before now. elsewhere there is real freeform magic on 'Music Is Nothing But A Prayer', cosmic exploration on 'Trace Of Trane' and heartwarming beauty on the closer 'Peace (Salaam)'.
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Super Nova Samba Funk (Record Store Day RSD 2021)
Super Nova Samba Funk (Record Store Day RSD 2021) (limited translucent yellow vinyl LP)
Cat: FARO 159LPX. Rel: 21 Jun 21
  1. Louis Lane (feat Seu Jorge & Mano Brown) (3:51)
  2. Super Nova Samba Funk (9 No Samba) (3:25)
  3. America Do Sul (4:38)
  4. Isabela (feat Elza Soares & Cesar Camargo Mariano) (3:57)
  5. Irere (feat Gilberto Gil) (5:18)
  6. Samba Nova (4:13)
  7. Quem Vem La (feat Marcio Local) (3:49)
  8. Deixa Estar (feat Aleh) (4:34)
  9. Lindos Olhos (feat Seu Jorge & Don Pixote) (3:45)
  10. Aos Pes Do Redentor (feat Caetano Veloso) (3:27)
Review: Brazilian heavyweights Seu Jorge, Marcio Local, Elza Soares and Cesar Camargo Mariano all make up the legendary Banda Black Rio band. This was their much anticipate comeback album originally put out in 2001. Far Out have now secured reissue rights and serve up a special edition with two tracks that have never previously been on vinyl. They are 'Irere (feat. Gilberto Gil)' and 'Aos Pes Do Redentor (feat. Caetano Veloso)' and they sit with silky jazz-soul gems like 'Louis Lane' and contemporary samba jams like 'Samba Nova' with some exquisite guitar playing.
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Sexy Lady
Sexy Lady (12")
Cat: BK 040. Rel: 29 Nov 21
  1. Sexy Lady (5:14)
  2. Keep Dancing (4:13)
Review: Having recently delivered a string of must-have Brit-funk reissues, the crate diggers at Backatcha Records are now treating us to some seriously obscure tropical disco. Both tracks originally appeared on the flipside of a self-released, 1982 EP from St Kitts and Nevis percussionist and vocalist Gerard PJ Brown. Both cuts were recorded in Puerto Rico, but the sound is undeniably Caribbean in flavour. 'Sexy Lady' is a killer boogie-era disco number laden with spacey synth sounds, rubbery bass and punchy brass, with Brown's vocals sat atop. Over on the flip, 'Keep Dancing' is a superb dub disco number in which Brown's percussion skills come to the fore atop a synth-sporting reggae groove. In a word: essential!
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Azimuth (reissue)
Azimuth (reissue) (gatefold heavyweight vinyl LP Nachpressung)
Cat: FARO 117LPX. Rel: 26 Nov 21
  1. Linha Do Horizonte (4:27)
  2. Melo Dos Dois Bicudos (3:07)
  3. Brazil (3:57)
  4. Seems Like This (4:31)
  5. Caca A Raposa (5:10)
  6. Estrada Dos Deuses (3:40)
  7. Wait For My Turn (2:59)
  8. Montreal City (3:19)
  9. Morning (3:49)
  10. Periscopio (7:29)
Review: Rewind to 1975, Brazilian supergroup Azymuth hit their richest creative vein with this self-titled full-length. Just as the band remain so themselves, this is still hugely relevant and ridiculously on-point considering it's 40 years on the clock. Proof can be found on every track from the sedative harmonic charms of the opener "Linha Do Horizonte", the raw slap bass funk, velvet keys and soaring synths on "Seems Like This" and the frenetic, almost techy mentality of "Wait For My Turn". An essential addition to any collection, this would have blown minds to pieces back in 1975.
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Marcos Resende & Index
Cat: FARO 220LP. Rel: 07 Jun 21
  1. My Heart (5:42)
  2. Nina Nenem (5:12)
  3. Praca Da Alegria (8:25)
  4. Nergal (9:16)
  5. Martina (10:09)
  6. Behind The Moon (4:01)
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Volume 3: The Skeletal Essences Of Afro Funk 1969-1980
  1. Ne Rien Voir Dire Entendre (5:24)
  2. Houzou Houzou Wa (4:18)
  3. Adjro Mi (6:17)
  4. Karateka (4:02)
  5. Akoue We Gni Gan (3:20)
  6. N'Goua (6:07)
  7. Houton Kan Do Go Me (3:32)
  8. Gbetche Non De A Ho O (3:54)
  9. A O O Ida (4:17)
  10. Vi E Lo (3:37)
  11. Porquoi Pas? (5:35)
  12. Akue We Non Houme (4:39)
  13. Ai Gabani (4:00)
  14. Ecoute Ma Melodie (7:28)
  15. Min We Tun So (4:51)
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Kilode (Carl Craig remixes)
Cat: HJP 39. Rel: 25 Sep 07
  1. Kilode (Carl Craig remix)
  2. Kilode (original version)
  3. Kilode (Carl Craig Straight mix)
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Philantropiques (gatefold heavyweight vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: HS 190VL. Rel: 15 Apr 19
  1. Voyaging Bird (feat Jowee Omicil) (7:32)
  2. Mucagiami (feat Vum Vum) (3:48)
  3. Ja Nao Ha Mais Paz (feat Catia Werneck) (6:45)
  4. Groove Ma Poule (feat Djeuhdjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson) (3:54)
  5. Daddy Sweet (feat Pat Kalla) (6:18)
  6. Li Dous Konsa (5:59)
  7. Kenk Corner (3:50)
  8. Sa Ce Kado (6:25)
  9. Shake It & Rise Up (4:05)
  10. Nosso Carimbo E Do Mundo (feat Pinduca & Nazar Peirera) (3:53)
  11. Matadou (3:36)
  12. Se Nou Menm (4:06)
  13. Boug Bagay La (4:23)
  14. Penda (feat Emma Lamadji & Kandy Guira) (3:48)
Review: Under the Guts guise, instrumental hip-hop beat-maker turned tropical soul enthusiast Fabrice Franck Henri has become one of Heavenly Sweetness' most reliable artists. "Philantropiques" is Henri's first album for three years and could well be his most expansive and adventurous to date. The set's 14 tracks are as colourful and musically rich as you'd expect, with the storied producer and a range of vocal collaborators conjuring up tracks that draw influence from a myriad of Central American, Caribbean, South American and African styles. The results are uniformly excellent, with highlights including the tropical shuffle of "Mucagiami (feat Vum Vum)", the sun-kissed French Caribbean funk of "Daddy Sweet (feat Pat Kalla)", the Afro-Tropical rush of "Kenk Corner" and the synth-powered brilliance of "Shake It & Rise Up".
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