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Juno Recommends International September 2021

Juno Recommends International

Juno Recommends International

Juno Recommends International September 2021
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Cat: BB 12. Rel: 09 Aug 21
International
  1. Elado - "Tudo Magia" (4:25)
  2. Bernardo Pinheiro - "Pitangamanguearaca" (7:05)
Review: The latest limited-edition ten-inch from Brazil's Barefoot beats label offers up two more carnival-ready edits from two rising stars of the nu-disco and edit scenes. Israeli producer Elado handles side A, following up inspired outings on Razor 'N' Tape and Red Motorbike with a subtly beefed-up take on a samba-soaked 1970s MPB gem. Full of heady Brazilian percussion, simmering orchestration, sing-along vocals and jaunty guitars, 'Tudo Magia' is just begging to be played loud in the sunshine. Over on the flip, series regular Bernando Pinheiro takes over, significantly tooling up an excitable Latin disco number via heavier bass and some tough additional percussion. Like the A-side, it sounds like the kind of thing that would get people going as the sun goes down at a music festival.
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 in stock $12.89
2
  1. Ola! (3:47)
  2. Ti (2:47)
Review: Germany's Legere Recordings is the home of authentic, modern funk and jazz. For this tasty 7" outing, Welsh musician Carwyn Ellis and Rio 18 link with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for an alarmingly exotic tune given its country of origin. This is samba drenched in sun, with all the authentic drums, soaring strings and percussive details you would expect next to some great lead flute work. That's the case on 'Ola' anyway, the more upbeat party starter, while 'Ti' is a sentimental and slow-motion ballad for weepy moments.
! low stock $9.73
3
Cat: ATS 01. Rel: 16 Aug 21
International
  1. Cumbia Divina (3:34)
  2. Bansuri (3:59)
out of stock $7.16
4
  1. Douaa - "Haditouni"
  2. Magdy Al Hussainy - "Music De Carneval"
  3. Fadoul - "Ahl Jedba"
  4. Sal Davis - "Qaboos"
  5. Munir Khauli - "Heik Ha Nishtghil?"
  6. Ouiness - "Zina"
  7. Najib Al Housh - "Ya Aen Daly"
  8. Zohra - "Badala Zamana"
  9. Ahmed Malek - "Casbah"
  10. Ait Meslayene - "El Fen"
  11. Hamid El Shaeri - "Reet"
  12. Ibrahim Hesnawi - "Tendme"
  13. Tony Benn Feghaly - "Free Blow" (dub version)
Review: Since launching a few years back, Jannis Sturtz's Habibi Funk label has done a terrific job in sourcing and reissuing generally brilliant music from North Africa and the Middle East. The label's second multi-artist compilation does a good job in proving this point by offering up a pleasingly eclectic range of "historic popular music from the Arab world". There's much to enjoy, from the Steely Dan-esque West Coast warmth of Douaa's 'Haditouni' and the heavy psych-funk of 'Ahl Jedba' by Fadoul, to the synth-sporting riff on the Bee Gees' 'Staying Alive' that is Najib Al Housh's 'Ya En Daly', and the slow motion, reggae-driven sunshine pop of Ibrahim Hesnawi's 'Tendme'.
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out of stock $15.75
5
Cat: MM 121. Rel: 30 Aug 21
International
  1. Joy (4:29)
  2. Standing Here Alone (4:08)
  3. Savage Dance & African Spaces (9:02)
  4. Mulberry Funk (2:24)
  5. Minute Song (4:50)
  6. Sugar Pie (2:46)
  7. Makes Me Wonder Why (3:49)
  8. Electric Chicken (3:35)
 in stock $26.06
6
Cat: LYSK 45006. Rel: 30 Aug 21
International
  1. Hele Natta Lang (5:04)
  2. Drit I Syden (4:37)
 in stock $12.59
7
Cat: ON 01LP. Rel: 23 Aug 21
International
  1. Ouechemsa (5:19)
  2. Tselouni (5:20)
  3. Rym El Hahaya (5:24)
  4. El Machina Khala (5:19)
  5. Tiara (5:19)
  6. Khalini Rouh (5:12)
Review: Cult Berber musician Hocine Chaoui is a musical whirlwind, a tornado that sucks up and spits out electronic, folk, rock, world, afro, tribal, trance, electro and country music at high speed. This is a remastered version of his Ouechesma album which was drawn from Oriental Music Production's archive of regional Algerian cassettes. It was made on traditional instruments with his own unique vocal chants and a glut of mad effects and drum machines. The beats are incessant, dense, physical. The vocals add another layer of intensity and the whole thing is as wild and crazy as it sounds.
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 in stock $22.90
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Cat: MRI 128. Rel: 16 Aug 21
International
  1. Mayahuel (4:22)
  2. Nuestro Amor (3:53)
  3. Lluvia (3:50)
  4. Caballeras (4:12)
  5. La Conquista (3:19)
  6. Pocoapoco (2:58)
Review: In case you missed their previous releases - and they're well worth checking - Savila is a Portland-based band that makes humid, tropical music that's heavily influenced by a variety of interconnected styles from South America, Central America and West Africa. Mayahuel, their latest full-length excursion, is a terrific showcase for their talents, with glistening tropical guitar motifs and sweet, quietly soulful vocals rising above heady cumbia, salsa and samba rhythms. It's a hugely trippy and immersive sound, too, thanks to the band's liberal use of reverb and delay, especially on the guitars and vocals. Recommended.
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 in stock $22.05
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Cat: ON 02LP. Rel: 23 Aug 21
International
  1. Eti Yo (2:28)
  2. Fin Di Monde (3:48)
  3. La Haut Dan Montane La (3:04)
  4. Can'naval Nou (4:33)
  5. Racine (2:18)
  6. Karma (5:35)
  7. An Ti Fi (3:12)
  8. Pa Civilize Moin (2:44)
  9. Man Pale Mayie (2:49)
Review: Musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist Henri Guedon was known affectionately as the grandfather of modern music from the French Antilles. His standout album angst more than a dozen was 1975's Karma. An OG copy is hard to find and pricey when you do, so thankfully Outre National Records have secured the rights to this limited edition and remastered reissue. It is an impossibly lively fusion of soul, funk and world, jazz-rock and reggae, Afro-Cuban rhythms and indigenous African sounds like beguine and gwo ka. Guedon's vocals ride over all the many bristling drum and instrumental tracks to make for a real carnival sound.
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 in stock $28.92
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Cat: AFS 043. Rel: 30 Aug 21
International
  1. Indaba Kabani (5:40)
  2. Victim (5:18)
  3. Why (5:27)
  4. Korobela (5:36)
  5. Mjukeit (5:04)
  6. Atikatareni (4:36)
Review: Dutch label Afrosynth's latest dig into the South African scene of the 1980s and '90s focuses on the career of Kamazu, a prolific artist who released six albums and a handful of killer singles between 1986 and '97. It's a great collection, combining his better-known hits - the mid-80s boogie goodness of "Korobela" and superb 1991 Kwaito smash "Indaba Kabani" - with a quartet of lesser-known cuts from his bulging catalogue. Our picks include the slo-mo Kwaito dreaminess of "Atikatareni" and the cheery, synth bass-propelled brilliance of "Victim", though the standard throughout is dizzyingly high. A must-have for all those who love the distinctive warm, dreamy and synth-heavy sound of South African dance music from the late '80s and early '90s.
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 in stock $18.61
11
Cat: JFR 1272. Rel: 30 Aug 21
International
  1. Creation (5:38)
  2. A Jiggy Dancer (4:15)
 in stock $16.33
12
Cat: ANJLP 094. Rel: 23 Aug 21
International
  1. Sanba Yo Pran Pale (2:01)
  2. Kite Zo A (5:51)
  3. Night Drums (2:02)
  4. Lamize Pa Dous (5:45)
  5. No Rival! (5:41)
  6. Ogou (Pran Ka Mwen) (6:20)
  7. Zeb Ate (4:27)
  8. Bade Zile (5:31)
  9. Nou Tout Se Moun (4:09)
  10. Boukman O' (2:07)
  11. Simbi Nan Dlo (6:08)
 in stock $26.91
13
Cat: FARO 211LP. Rel: 09 Aug 21
International
  1. Olha Quem Ta Chegando (6:40)
  2. Vou Amanha Saber (3:59)
  3. Odisseia (9:05)
  4. Minha Roma (5:55)
  5. Alma (6:29)
  6. Sempre (5:50)
  7. Distancia (3:42)
Review: On his previous excursion for Far Out Recordings, legendary Brazilian artist Marcos Valle offered up a string of samba-soaked Latin jazz and jazz-funk gems. Here he flips the script by offering up a set of songs that recall the boogie-fired brilliance of his disco-era output. There's much to admire throughout, from the warmth of cheery opener "Olha Quem Ta Chegando" and the Azymuth style samba jazz-funk shuffle of "Odisseia", to the glassy-eyed sweetness of "Alma" and the slow and seductive grooves of "Distancia". Best of all, though, is "Vou Amanha Saber", a rousing disco-funk outing rich in weighty grooves and surging horns.
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 in stock $19.19
14
  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)
 in stock $18.90
15
  1. Alegntaye (4:38)
  2. Kulun Mankwalesh (70) (2:58)
  3. Aykedashem Lebe (4:58)
  4. Beyet New Mengedu (4:01)
  5. Ene Negn Wey Antchi (4:31)
  6. Yene Felagote (4:08)
  7. Tezalegn Yetentu (3:41)
  8. Tchuheten Betsemu (3:31)
  9. Lantchi Biye (3:07)
  10. Kulun Mankwalesh (73) (4:43)
 in stock $18.90
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VARIOUS
Cat: HS 219VL. Rel: 23 Aug 21
International
  1. Getachew Kassa - "Tezeta" (9:09)
  2. Mulatu Instrumental - "Munaye" (5:06)
  3. Teshome Meteku - "Yezemed Yebada" (3:53)
  4. Abayneh Degene - "Balengerie" (2:52)
  5. Alemayehu Eshete - "Temhert Bete" (3:01)
  6. Menelik Wossenachew - "Belew Bedubaye" (3:58)
  7. Alemayehu Eshete - "Alteleyeshignem" (4:59)
  8. Teshome Meteku - "Mote Adeladayou" (4:09)
  9. Essatu T & Seyfu Y - "Fakir Bekumena" (5:50)
  10. Muluken Melesse - "Enbayen Teregiw" (3:39)
 in stock $20.91
17
Cat: TWM 73LITA. Rel: 09 Aug 21
International
  1. Let's Think It Over (3:59)
  2. La La La La La La (4:17)
  3. We're Coming Home (5:55)
  4. Think About It (3:10)
  5. Sweet Gloria (2:33)
  6. I Need You Around (7:06)
  7. Fishes (Mankind) (3:37)
  8. Let's Do It Now (2:56)
  9. Let Me Feel As I Am (4:16)
Review: Recorded and initially released in 1976, Stage 2 was one of a trio of killer albums that highlife legend Pat Thomas recorded with the Marjarita backing band. Although amongst his most popular sets in his native Ghana, the album has never been released outside Africa - until now. This remastered edition, which comes pressed on clear vinyl, is therefore long overdue. It remains a superb set all told, with Thomas and his collaborators serving up a fuzzy, sometimes fiery fusion of Afro-Soul, highlife, Afro-funk, rocksteady, reggae and Afro-rock. Thomas is in terrific form throughout, delivering effortlessly soulful and impassioned vocals that turn an otherwise excellent album into a genuinely terrific one.
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out of stock $31.79
18
Cat: TC 13CD. Rel: 09 Aug 21
International
  1. Kazum-zum-zum
  2. Kizomba Kya Kisanji
  3. Dembita
  4. Ngisumba
  5. Sung'ali
  6. Mgeni
  7. Lonjura
  8. Madimba M'ami
  9. Kora Kya Ngola
  10. Nu Tempo Du Antigamente
  11. Maniku
  12. Nahary
  13. Lembranca De Um Velho
  14. Dongada
  15. Depois De Uma Conversa
  16. Ngele-ngele-ngele
  17. Kambanza K'etu
 in stock $14.32
19
Cat: ND 026. Rel: 23 Aug 21
International
  1. Chega De Saudade (2:00)
  2. Bim Bom (1:16)
  3. Desafinado (1:57)
  4. Ho-ba-la-la (2:15)
  5. A Felicidade/O Nosso Amor (3:05)
  6. Manha De Carnaval (2:35)
  7. Saudade Fez Um Samba (1:45)
  8. Lobo Bobo (1:20)
  9. Maria Ninguem (2:22)
  10. O Pato (1:58)
  11. O Barquinho (2:31)
  12. Samba De Uma Nota So (1:38)
  13. Doralice (1:27)
  14. Rosa Morena (2:04)
  15. Morena Boca De Ouro (1:58)
  16. E Luxo So (1:55)
  17. Saudade De Bahia (2:16)
  18. Bolinha De Papel (1:19)
  19. Samba Da Minha Terra (2:19)
  20. Voce E Eu (2:28)
 in stock $17.76
20
Cat: NP 32. Rel: 09 Aug 21
International
  1. Zedti Laadab Aliya (6:19)
  2. Trig Maaskar (5:38)
  3. Nkamel L'Armee (6:12)
  4. Jat Jat (6:07)
  5. Manetzouedj Manebni Dar (6:16)
  6. Djibek Liyam (6:00)
  7. Khayef Telki Ouahda Mourak (5:23)
  8. Khalouni Nebki (5:57)
 in stock $28.07
21
Cat: MIE 018. Rel: 23 Aug 21
International
  1. Coronavirus (9:00)
  2. Coronavirus (edit) (4:21)
  3. Disco (10:46)
Review: Now based in Melbourne, Australia, Gordon Koang was previously a huge star in his native South Sudan. Listening to his music, and in particular last year's brilliant Unity album, it's easy to understand why. His latest single is superb, too, offering an infectious mix of East African rhythms, jaunty electric piano riffs, memorable guitar riffs, traditional Sudanese instrumentation and his own distinctive vocals. There are two mixes available of the pandemic-inspired 'Coronavirus', with the nine-minute full-length take being our pick, while epic flipside 'Disco' is a fuzzy, up-tempo Sudanese dancefloor banger.
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 in stock $13.46
22
Cat: P 74526. Rel: 09 Aug 21
International
  1. Wakasade Munmun (2:20)
  2. Okikikudasai Minasamayo (2:25)
 in stock $18.05
23
Cat: ATFA 038LP. Rel: 30 Aug 21
International
  1. Mbavaira (5:52)
  2. Kuenda Mbire (5:49)
  3. Mudande (5:56)
  4. Nyama Musango (5:22)
 in stock $20.33
24
Cat: SS 065LP. Rel: 09 Aug 21
International
  1. Kagani Kagani (4:03)
  2. Kirari (3:32)
  3. Guilgijin Goriba (3:50)
  4. Sama Ko Kassa (4:07)
  5. Takkai (3:13)
  6. Komando (3:54)
Review:  Niger hip-hop innovators Mamaki Boys put out this album of head twisting rhythms and bars in 2007, and only on CD. This first pressing showcases their ability to layer traditional and hypotonic percussion with naive melodies from the Nokia 5110 ringtone era and syncopated flows that are our fire. Each beat is based on a Nigerian traditional dance and defines the band's cultural identity. The lyrics are, we're told, even more tightly interwoven and complex as they take down colonialisation, demand to regain control of resources and call to their fellow people to stand together as one. It is a vital and visceral record unlike anything else you will hear this year.
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 in stock $22.05
25
VARIOUS
Cat: ND 025. Rel: 23 Aug 21
International
  1. Lord Invader - "Rum & Coca Cola" (2:34)
  2. Wilmoth Houdini - "Poor But Ambitious" (3:10)
  3. The Charmer - "Female Boxer" (2:29)
  4. Young Tiger - "Trinidad" (2:35)
  5. Attila The Hun - "Woman Is Not The Weaker Sex" (2:56)
  6. The Island Champions - "My Advice To Men" (2:17)
  7. Lord Kitchener - "Nosey Mother-In-Law" (2:38)
  8. Wilmoth Houdini - "Gin & Coconut Water" (3:01)
  9. Lord Invader - "Yankee Dollar" (2:32)
  10. Duke Of Iron - "Big Bamboo" (2:43)
  11. The Roaring Lion - "Wash Your Hands" (2:53)
  12. Mighty Terror - "Chinese Children Call Me Daddy" (2:40)
  13. Lord Melody - "Creature From The Black Lagoon" (3:25)
  14. Lord Kitchener - "If You're Not White, You're Considered Black" (3:07)
 in stock $17.17
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