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Afro Discoteca (Soundtrack)
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Afro Discoteca (Soundtrack) (limited 12" repress) (1 per customer)
Cat: FLIESDJ 01. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. Afro Voodoo (3:50)
  2. Afro Darkness (3:18)
  3. Afro Discoteca (3:10)
  4. Afro Sentiment (3:09)
Review: The most famous whistler in cinema (so arguably the most famous whistler in the world), Alessandro Alessandroni has contributed to cinema, TV and music with as much influence as his old friend and collaborator Ennio Morricone. He was also making some incredibly innovative electronic compositions on the side, it would seem... These four variations were found in an old archive in his African home and have never, before now, been heard before. From the densely-layered spaghetti-flavoured "Afro Voodoo" to the soft sultry swoons of "Afro Sentiment" by way of the sheer dancefloor pump of "Afro Discoteca", this is a truly remarkable find for Four Flies. Made all the more poignant due to his recent passing, too. You know what to do.
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BEST 001
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BEST 001 (12")
Cat: BEST 001. Rel: 25 Sep 17
  1. Sundar Cheenee (5:43)
  2. Let's Scratch Some Fun (6:26)
  3. Locked Groove 1 (0:08)
  4. Locked Groove 2 (0:07)
  5. Locked Groove 3 (0:07)
  6. Locked Groove 4 (0:07)
  7. The Right Time (5:59)
  8. Laissez-moi (7:26)
  9. Locked Groove 5 (0:12)
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Afrorever (12")
Cat: BR 03. Rel: 25 Sep 17
  1. Afrorever (feat Cheick Tidiane Seck) (5:02)
  2. Faure Is The Magic Number (6:26)
  3. Afrorever (Sun's Up mix) (7:13)
  4. 1, 2, 1, 2 (feat Raashan Ahmad) (2:28)
I Like Your Girlfriend
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Cat: R$N# 9. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. I Like Your Girlfriend (2:47)
  2. I Like Your Girlfriend (instrumental) (3:29)
  3. I Like Your Girlfriend (acappella) (2:50)
  4. I Like Your Girlfriend (Oyinboy remix) (3:57)
  5. I Like Your Girlfriend (Bawrut remix) (7:30)
  6. I Like Your Girlfriend (Ahadadream remix) (3:50)
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Cat: AR 106VL. Rel: 18 Sep 17
  1. Balantinje (3:40)
  2. Balantinje (Mankoora remix) (3:46)
Review: Colonel Faat aka Rocky Dawuni is one of Ghana's few reggae artists to have made a name for themselves since the 90s. He is particularly hard to come by these days, but Austria's Agogo imprint clearly know how to get their links form around the globe, and this new tune is a peaceful ballad for purely positive vibes. "Balantije" is one of those tunes you can slap on in just about any scenario, spreading love and good will wherever and whenever, guided by a subtle ska off-beat; Mankoora's remix takes it to more danceable territories, adding in a layer of percussion and just the right amount of funk. Yes.
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Canto Chorando
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Cat: BRZ45 067. Rel: 18 Sep 17
  1. Dalila - "Canto Chorando" (4:22)
  2. Neyde Alexandre - "Perplexidade" (2:22)
Review: The Brazil 45s / Mr Bongo outlet is back with its classic moves, coming through with some truly special soul blends out of the Brazilian golden era. Dalila and Neyde Alexandre feature in this latest 7", the former with 1968's "Canto Chorado", a slow-burning bubble of funky exotica - surely impossible to find in its original shade - and the latter with a funky little bomb from 1971 by the name of "Perplexidade" - surely the smoothest, sexiest soul number out this week! Lovely stuff.
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Vampiras (7")
Cat: ADN 001. Rel: 02 Oct 17
  1. Vampiras (4:26)
  2. Hermanos Latinos (3:51)
Review: Here's something of a surprise from the normally funk and soul-centric Athens of the North label: a "heavy salsa" 7" featuring two killer cuts from contemporary outfit Grupo Magnetico. It's a taster for their forthcoming debut album; if these two straight-to-tape cuts are anything to go by, that set will be well worth picking up. Both tracks sound like they could have been recorded by Colombian musicians in New York during the heyday of Boogaloo, with A-side "Vampiras" - a typically undulating salsa groove which is enlivened by group male vocals and heavy horns - just edging out the gentler but punchier "Hermanos Latinos" in the "standout" stakes.
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Sekele I Like It
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Sekele I Like It (12" repress)
Cat: BETINOS 002. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. Sekele I Like It (10:57)
  2. Feet On The Ground (2:58)
  3. Sekele I Like It (Baptman & Betino Philly Vibe mix) (6:21)
  4. Feet On The Ground (Vas Moody rework) (4:41)
Review: A couple of years back, Rafael Top Secret - a selector known for digging deep for inspiration - delivered a tidy re-edit of "Sekele I Like It", a previously little-known Afro-boogie cut by French artist Robert "Bobby" Helms. Copies of the 1980 album it came from, Lay Down, Girl, now go for serious money, prompting this licensed reissue. Helms' brilliant, horn-totin' original is accompanied by another cut from that album, "Feet On The Ground" - a straight-up disco affair - and two new flipside remixes. Baptman and Betino's "Philly Vibe" mix of "Sekele I Like" is a largely instrumental interpretation that includes some killer electric piano solos, with Vas Moody's "Feet On The Ground" remix taking that track in a tightly-wound dub disco direction.
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Alem (7")
Cat: TRS 003. Rel: 11 Sep 17
  1. Alem (feat Demisu Belete & Adyabo Ensemble) (4:43)
  2. Dub Alem (feat Demisu Belete & Adyabo Ensemble) (3:28)
Review: Tel Aviv based Afrobeat combo Hoodna Orchestra first caught our attention with their fine 2015 debut album, Let Go. They've apparently spent much of the last 12 months working with Ethiopian musicians, with the fruits of their collaborative labours due for release over a series of tidy 7" singles. This one sees them working with singer and poet Demisu Belete, whose superb vocals rise above the band's brilliant, laidback Afrobeat backing on A-side "Alem". The flipside "Dub Alem" goes even further, incorporating traditional instrumentation from the Adyabo Ensemble on a superb chunk of "Ethio-Dub" that fuses that past and present in fine style.
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Mi E Pofta De Tine
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Cat: PINGIPUNG 56. Rel: 25 Sep 17
  1. Mi-e Pofta De Tine (4:20)
  2. Orfei (feat Nicu Chinezu) (3:35)
Shibba Shabba
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Shibba Shabba (hand-numbered 7" limited to 250 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: FNR 079. Rel: 18 Sep 17
  1. Shibba Shabba (3:06)
  2. The Jungle (2:59)
Played by: I Love 45's!
La Mamba Te Invita
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Cat: MOV 013. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. La Mamba Te Invita (3:57)
  2. La Galeria (3:41)
Andina 7: The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes
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Andina 7: The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes (limited 7" picture disc limited to 300 copies)
Cat: TIGM 002. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. La Peruanita - "Recuerda Corazon" (2:20)
  2. Los Compadres Del Ande - "La Mecedora" (2:49)
Trik O Tri
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Cat: MAS 017. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. Trik-O-Tri (4:08)
  2. La Arana De Chocolate (3:58)
Review: The latest eccentric chunk of 21st century cumbia from the Disco Mas camp has a not-so-subtle Halloween theme. A-aside "Trik-O-Tri" is, as the name suggests, a tongue-in-cheek cumbia tribute to the process of door-to-door sweet scrounging, whose hybrid electronic/acoustic groove is laden with spooky synth flourishes and all manner of silly vocals. It's one of those tracks that is simply impossible to dislike. On the flipside, the previously unheard combo unveils "La Arana De Chocolate", a head-nodding cumbia cut rich in ghostly melodies whose fuzzy vocals tell a tale of a spider made of confectionary. As a bonus, the track ends in a locked groove to allow for longer mixes and impromptu bouts of Colombian MCing.
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Batazo Batero
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Batazo Batero (transparent red 7")
Cat: NYCT 7034. Rel: 04 Sep 17
  1. Batazo Batero (5:04)
  2. Bolillo, Baqueta Y Tombo (5:06)
Review: Two delicious freeform rhythm jams from the heart of Bogota; Los Propios Bateros (AKA drummer and percussionist Pedro Ojeda) is the result of a deep documentary project that plots the rhythmic thread through the Americas as a cast of Columbian's next generation musicians explore the national legacy of descraga and pornpo across two warm and seductive improvisations; "Batazo Batero" swoons with a little light jazz in its step while "Bolillo, Baqueta Y Tombo" is more of a loose funk riff that writhes in and out of the tight staccato trumpet riff. Sublime as always from Names You Can Trust.
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Bambouk Tributes
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Cat: FINGERS 029. Rel: 11 Sep 17
  1. Lumumba's Revenge (7:09)
  2. Tartit's Tribe (edit) (6:35)
  3. Fadimata's Diabba (Tribute mix - edit) (6:52)
Review: Afrocentrist Philou makes his debut on Basic Fingers with a trio of deep-seeded treats comprising one original and two game-changing edits. This homage to the Senegal/Mali mountain region softly ignites with the cosmic yearns and mild acid grounding of "Lumumba's Revenge". It sets the scene for two takes on regional traditions; "Tartit's Tribe" adds a driving afrobeat and hypnotic swing to an ancient Tombouctou desert song while "Fadimata's Dibabba" is a dense and inebriating weave of Senegalese instruments and chants.
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Maajo (remixes)
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Cat: QN 1701. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. Maajo (Call Super remix) (7:49)
  2. Maajo (Luke Vibert remix) (6:09)
  3. Musa Paradisa (Dengue Dengue Dengue remix) (4:38)
Clareia (remixes)
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Cat: JD 40. Rel: 02 Oct 17
  1. Clareia (Henry Wu remix) (7:15)
  2. Clareia (2000 Black remix) (5:58)
  3. Clareia (IG Culture remix) (6:30)
Review: Surely one of the most fitting albums of the summer, Sabrina Malheiros's fifth LP Clareia undergoes some stately remix treatment as we move from open fields to sweaty clubs to party for the rest of the year. Three of broken beat's finest and most respected protagonists all play a role... Man of the moment Henry Wu gets woozy on the organs and widens the whole jam out into seven minutes of space funk, Dego and Kaidi Tatham's 2000 Black dig deep into the bossa dynamic with a Latin jazzy spiritual feel running throughout the momentum while CoOp founder IG Culture adds a little skip to the drums, dreamy plucks and bassline that won't stop bouncing. If it's bruk, don't try and fix it.
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Algo No Ar
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Cat: PEPITE 04. Rel: 25 Sep 17
  1. Algo No Ar (4:07)
  2. Algo No Ar (Steven J edit) (4:34)
Review: Fresh from '78: Brazilian funk lothario Marcelo's first big single - and a peak track from his debut eponymous album from the same year - gets a timely revisit from the Steven J's reissue/edit imprint Pepite. With its subtle piano striking Q&A, wild bass runs and clam-tight guitar/drum groove, Marcelo calls his way through the jam as if everything is a chorus. With its layered vocals, it's gutsy call to action for any dancefloor. Steven's edit stretches out the instrumental bars and brings out focus on the staccato vocal hook with a rising sense of momentum. Two great sides, one dope 45.
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E Grau EP
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E Grau EP (12" in screen-printed sleeve)
Cat: TRUE 1131. Rel: 28 Aug 17
  1. Vai Virar Puteiro (feat MC 2K) (2:17)
  2. Ta Tranquilo Ta Favoravel (4:06)
  3. E Grau Olha Pra Traz E Da Tchau (3:01)
  4. Aham, Pode Pa (3:19)
  5. Bololo Haha (3:25)
  6. Ombrinho Com Romano (2:58)
Afro Funk Gems Volume Eight: 1970's Ivory Coast
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Afro Funk Gems Volume Eight: 1970's Ivory Coast (7" in hand-stamped kraft paper inner sleeve + branded outer sleeve + sticker)
Cat: MUKAT 054. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. Chicken (3:45)
  2. Dankasa (3:25)
Review: Two killer tracks licensed from Oriki Music,mastered by Frank From Sofrito at The Carvery and taken from the recent Akwaba Abidjan compilation. These two monsters from De Frank Jr are straight up deep and funky afrobeat from 1970's Ivory Coast. More essential dancefloor delights from Mukatsuku - strictly vinyl only & singles only...
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Bian Kou
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Bian Kou (180 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: KALITA 12001. Rel: 16 Oct 17
  1. Bian Kou
  2. E Clolo
  3. Mioukouna
Review: London-based reissue label Kalita is here to take you deep into the hidden corners of African grooves, kicking things off in style with this infectious selection of cuts from Ernest Koffi, otherwise known as NST Cophie's, recorded in Paris and released on a private press LP in 1980. "Bian Kou" is a loose and limber disco funk number with impeccable slap bass, while "E Clolo" brings a more rounded, distinctly 80s flavoured production. Taking over the whole B-side, "Miokouna" takes on a more distinctly Afrobeat-minded demeanour and beams the Ivory Coast sunshine into your ears with irresistible force.
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Bosq Meets Poly Rythmo Uptown
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  1. Ne Te Faches Pas (Bosq Special Disco mix) (6:43)
  2. Hwe Towe Hun (Bosq 12" version) (8:02)
  3. Djanfa Magni (Bosq Afro Disco mix) (9:42)
  4. Malin Kpon O (Bosq extended mix) (5:19)
Abu Ali (reissue)
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Abu Ali (reissue) (limited 12" repress)
Cat: MGR 0032014. Rel: 28 Aug 17
  1. Abu Ali (13:10)
  2. Prelude (theme from Mais El Rim) (12:47)
Ain't No Sunshine
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Cat: BRZ45 068. Rel: 18 Sep 17
  1. Ain't No Sunshine (4:47)
  2. Ponteio (3:13)
Review: Amongst fans of Brazilian music, Sivuca is arguably best known for his 1973 cover of "Ain't No Sunshine" - later a favourite on the rare groove scene - which re-casts the Bill Withers classic as a sumptuous chunk of shuffling samba sunshine. Here, the track gets reissued as part of Mr Bongo's brilliant Brazil 45s series, alongside his lesser-known - but no less impressive - cover of Edu Lobo's "Ponteio".
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Obey The Chief
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Cat: WSO 002. Rel: 11 Sep 17
  1. Obey The Chief (6:19)
  2. The Path (6:57)
  3. Eko Funk (5:26)
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Europa (12")
Cat: MALKATUTI 0014. Rel: 16 Oct 17
  1. Europa (12" version) (8:22)
  2. Europa (Timothy J Fairplay remix) (7:53)
Review: Malka Tuti was founded by Asaf Samuel and Katzele, two of the founders of Tel-Aviv's 84% Creativity collective. Refusing to adhere to any official musical culture or heritage, they have a certain freedom in creating a mix of their influences over the years. Therefore, they decided to bring forward their ideas and tastes. "Europa" is the first single from Tapan's (aka Nebojsa Bogdanovic and Goran Simonoski) forthcoming LP and follows up great releases on Crimes Of The Future and W.T. It is a moody and tunnelling epic fuelled by exotic drums, Middle Eastern horns and cosmic synths that build to a thrilling climax. The track was recorded during long jam sessions in Belgrade, at a time when the city 'became the purgatorial destination for a large number of migrants'. This record reflects on a time when a real uncertainty descended on the Serbian capital.
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Them Mushrooms EP
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Them Mushrooms EP (limited 12'' in silk-screened sleeve) (1 per customer)
Cat: AFR 71204. Rel: 25 Sep 17
  1. Akumu Nyar Kisumu (5:29)
  2. BI Uru Wamiel (5:54)
  3. Ndogo Ndogo (4:28)
  4. Msondo Ngoma (4:15)
Review: Afro 7's latest beautifully packaged 12" - check the luscious, silk-screen printed sleeve - takes a trawl through the back catalogue of obscure Kenyan band Them Mushrooms. The outfit founded in 1969 and continued recording until the mid 1990s, but it's for their late '70s and early '80s synth-laden sevens that they're arguably best known. The four tracks showcased here are all taken from those impossible-to-find singles. There are highlights around every turn, from the chanted male vocals, undulating synths and fretless bass brilliance of "Akumu Nvar Kisimu" and hazy, triple time funk swing of "Ndogo Ndogo", to the fizzing Moog lines and rubbery bass of sweet EP closer "Msondo Ngoma".
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See Line
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See Line (red vinyl 10" in hand-stamped sleeve)
Cat: TOKOO 003RED. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. See Line (7:04)
  2. Talk Da Shit (3:49)
  3. Deaf Ears (instrumental dub) (6:39)
On Se Pousse: Yoruba Soul Remixes
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  1. On Se Pousse (Yoruba Soul remix) (8:28)
  2. On Se Pousse (Yoruba Soul instrumental) (7:04)
  3. On Se Pousse (6:29)
Review: "On Se Pousse", a mazy chunk of life-affirming Afrobeat with Sengalese influences, was one of the standout highlights of Vadou Game's 2016 album, Kidayo. Here it gets a deserved single release, with the near perfect original being complimented by two reworks by Osunlade under the Yoruba Soul guise. On the A-side you'll find his main remix, a loose, warm and organic interpretation that wisely retains almost all of the band's brilliant instrumentation while adding a few hazy deep house touches. Thrillingly, the remix rolls along on jaunty polyrhythms before Osunlade switches to rolling deep house beats midway through. An instrumental version of the fine Yoruba Soul remix completes a brilliant package.
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Diaspora EP
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Cat: SNDW 12026. Rel: 02 Oct 17
  1. Mass (7:08)
  2. Mon Ecole (6:37)
  3. Diaspora (8:00)
  4. Echoes (5:02)
Um Passo A Frente (reissue)
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Um Passo A Frente (reissue) (hand-numbered gatefold LP + insert limited to 300 copies)
Cat: GROO 025. Rel: 18 Sep 17
  1. Um Passo A Frente (9:04)
  2. Razao De Existir (3:42)
  3. Bye My Friend (6:05)
  4. Epitafio (2:52)
  5. Sem Nada (bonus track - single Top Tape 1971) (3:54)
  6. Tempos Constantes (5:34)
  7. A Esfera (9:59)
  8. Neste Rock Forever (4:32)
  9. 18.30 - Parte 1/Os Hemadecons Cantavam Em Coro Choooo (bonus track - single Top Tape 1971) (5:36)
Viralata (reissue)
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Viralata (reissue) (LP) (1 per customer)
Cat: LPA 003. Rel: 11 Sep 17
  1. Cascavel (2:59)
  2. Paraiba Do Sul (4:26)
  3. Brincadeira Em Re (1:51)
  4. Brincadeira Em Mi Bemol (3:07)
  5. Caminhada (2:16)
  6. Vermelhinho (3:40)
  7. Nordeste (3:52)
  8. Alegria De Carnaval (3:08)
  9. Diana E Paulo (3:23)
  10. Viralata (2:41)
  11. Assanhada (2:24)
  12. A Marcha (3:54)
Review: First released in 1979 during the heyday of Brazil's jazz-funk movement, Antonio Adolfo's Viralata has long been considered an era-defining release by those who know. Given that original Brazilian copies are frustratingly hard to come by, this official reissue from Far Out Recordings - who previously worked with Adolfo on his 2007 set Destiny - should be an essential purchase for all those who dig Brazilian music. A little more jazz-focused than albums by contemporaries such as Azymuth, much of "Viralata" is slick, polished and incredibly well produced, with notable samba influences amongst the unashamed tributes to leading American artists. As you'd perhaps expect, the musicianship is astonishing.
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La Confusion
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Cat: 506052 5431401. Rel: 25 Sep 17
  1. Bofou Safou
  2. C'est Chaud
  3. Filaou Bessame
  4. Ta Promesse
  5. La Confusion
  6. Femmes Du Monde
  7. Fari Mandila
  8. Diarra
  9. Moku Moku
  10. Yiki Yassa
  11. Massah Allah
  12. Moku Moku Blues
La Confusion
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La Confusion (LP + CD)
Cat: 506052 5431418. Rel: 02 Oct 17
  1. Bofou Safou (3:11)
  2. C'est Chaud (3:43)
  3. Filaou Bessame (3:33)
  4. Ta Promesse (4:06)
  5. La Confusion (3:41)
  6. Femmes Du Monde (3:22)
  7. Fari Mandila (3:39)
  8. Diarra (5:00)
  9. Mokou Mokou (4:30)
  10. Yiki Yassa (3:22)
  11. Massah Allah (6:06)
  12. Mokou Mokou Blues (1:14)
  13. Bofou Safou
  14. C'est Chaud
  15. Filaou Bessame
  16. Ta Promesse
  17. La Confusion
  18. Femmes Du Monde
  19. Fari Mandila
  20. Diarra
  21. Mokou Mokou
  22. Yiki Yassa
  23. Massah Allah
  24. Mokou Mokou Blues
Invite To Endless Latino (reissue)
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Cat: GBP 010. Rel: 25 Sep 17
  1. Mr Sinista (2:40)
  2. Bossa Kings Of Rhumba (2:05)
  3. Horrible Echo In Space (2:15)
  4. Urge To Cha-Cha (5:02)
  5. That's Him All Over (2:41)
  6. Track 6 (2:07)
  7. Pain Mambo (3:11)
  8. The Snake (2:43)
  9. Private World Of A Private Eye (3:08)
  10. The Westerners (2:07)
  11. Insomnia Samba (2:18)
  12. Track 12 (1:39)
Review: Amongst dub-loving post-punk collectors, few tapes are quite as coveted as Jim Welton and Chris Gray's second full-length outing as Amos & Sara. Originally released on cassette in 1983 and here pressed on vinyl for the first time, the set is an intoxicating blend of jaunty Latin horns, Afro-Cuban attitude, bustling dub basslines, quirky samples, skewed experiments and confirmed dancefloor bangers (see the dub disco pulse of "Pain Mambo" and the brilliant "Insomnia Samba". As loose, frenzied, imaginative and outright odd as anything from the period, Invite To Endless Latino is well worthy of your hard-earned cash.
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Where The Gods Are In Peace
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Where The Gods Are In Peace (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: DAP 046LP. Rel: 18 Sep 17
  1. Gold Rush (10:52)
  2. Hook & Crook (8:56)
  3. Tombstone (Movement 1 Good Doer - feat Zap Mama) (5:19)
  4. Tombstone (Movement 2 Mami Water Town - feat Zap Mama) (5:34)
  5. Tombstone (Movement 3 Gates Of Zion - feat Zap Mama) (4:34)
Review: Martin Perna's infamous Antibalas crew, or 'bulletproof' as we like to call them, have been one of the most consistent sources of quality afrobeat since the late 90s, first coming through on the then fledgling Ninja Tune, out of the UK. Over the last five years, Brooklyn's ever-impressive Daptone Records have snapped them up, with this new album, Where The Gods Are In Peace, being the group's second LP for the afro powerhouse label. "Gold Rush" opens with a frenetic, supremely funky ode to Fela, all nervous and cosmic, followed by the comparatively deeper and more laid-back groove of "Hook & Crook". "Tombstone", on the B-side, receives three mixes, each of them featuring Zap Mama on the vocals - the deepest shade of afrobeat you'll find out here. Antibalas gives us hope that new music can be just as powerful as the original material from the 70s. 10/10.
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Where The Gods Are In Peace
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Cat: DAP 046CD. Rel: 18 Sep 17
  1. Gold Rush
  2. Hook & Crook
  3. Tombstone (Movement 1 Good Doer - feat Zap Mama)
  4. Tombstone (Movement 2 Mami Water Down - feat Zap Mama)
  5. Tombstone (Movement 3 Gates Of Zion - feat Zap Mama)
Review: On Where The Gods Are In Peace, their first album for five years, long-serving NYC Afrobeat revivalists Antibalas return to Daptone with fellow veterans Zapa Mama in tow. The all-female Belgian combo provides vocals on album centrepiece "Tombstown", a suite of track in three distinctive "Movements". All three parts, which are drenched in reverb and delay and operate at a far slower tempo than much of Antibalas's output, are decidedly cosmic in tone, with greater percussive intricacy, subtle Afro-jazz influences and an impressive variety of instrumental solos. Of course, it wouldn't be an Antibalas album without a rousing dancefloor epic or two, and happily both the Fela Kuti style "Gold Rush" and funk-fuelled "Hook & Crook" tick that particular box.
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Acid (reissue)
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Acid (reissue) (180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ETH 346LP. Rel: 23 Oct 17
  1. El Nuevo Barretto (5:54)
  2. Mercy Mercy Mercy (2:43)
  3. Acid (5:02)
  4. A Deeper Shade Of Soul (2:46)
  5. The Soul Drummers (3:51)
  6. Sola Te Dejare (3:52)
  7. Teacher Of Love (2:26)
  8. Espiritu Libre (8:22)
Samba Esquema Novo (reissue)
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Samba Esquema Novo (reissue) (gatefold 180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: DOL 825HG. Rel: 02 Oct 17
  1. Mas, Que Nada (3:00)
  2. Tim Dom Dom (2:21)
  3. Balanca Pema (1:28)
  4. Vem Morena Vem (1:57)
  5. Chove Chuva (3:05)
  6. E So Samba (2:04)
  7. Rosa, Menina Rosa (2:16)
  8. Quero Esquecer Voce (2:22)
  9. Uala Ualala (2:08)
  10. A Tamba (3:04)
  11. Menina Bonita Nao Chora (2:06)
  12. Por Causa De Voce (2:47)
Run Kitty Run
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Cat: HS 030CD. Rel: 23 Oct 17
  1. Ballygunge
  2. I Love You Love You
  3. Run Kitty Run
  4. The Raan Of Kutch
  5. Nucky Day Nucky Dah Nucky Doo
  6. Zhooti Naina
  7. (Mera Naam Hai) Lucky
  8. Mauja
  9. Robobeez
  10. Gunslinger's Lullaby
  11. Bhediya
  12. Tumi Ami
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Inye (LP + insert)
Cat: HC 52. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. Inye (5:29)
  2. Hustle (4:09)
  3. Ye Ye Ye (4:32)
  4. Africa Is Hot (4:20)
  5. Why? Why? (4:58)
  6. Aga Mimi (3:34)
  7. Inye (7" version) (3:08)
Review: Hot Casa's latest deluxe reissue should delight all those who enjoy Afro-funk fusion from the early 1980s. It comes from Togolese artist Itadi K Bonney and is thoroughly obscure even by Afro reissue standards (if you can find an original copy for sale, it will cost you the best part of L900). Bonney and his backing band recorded and released it in 1983, filling the album with rich political soul, William Onyeabor style Moog motifs and thrillingly loose fusions of U.S funk, boogie and contemporaneous African dancefloor styles. This edition not only comes with an insert containing a rare interview with the now sadly departed singer, but also two previously unreleased tracks. In other words, it should be an essential purchase.
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Hop Dedik (reissue)
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Hop Dedik (reissue) (LP + insert)
Cat: PHS 040. Rel: 04 Sep 17
  1. Oldu Olacak (3:00)
  2. Dandini (3:08)
  3. Bile Bile Lades (2:24)
  4. Sen Mi O Mu (3:34)
  5. Oyle Mi Boyle Mi (4:14)
  6. Guz Sarkisi (4:50)
  7. Saka Maka Derken (2:49)
  8. Hop Dedik (3:29)
  9. Hep Sen Varsin (3:13)
  10. Civciv Cikacak Kuscikacak (3:57)
  11. Dedim Dedi (2:52)
  12. Sevgiye Tutsak (3:56)
Screaming Ghosts
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Screaming Ghosts (140 gram vinyl double 12")
Cat: ERC 036/MT 009. Rel: 02 Oct 17
  1. Sudaniyya (Minimal mix)
  2. Screaming (To Be With You)
  3. Simple Helen
  4. Shake The Mind
  5. I Looked For You
  6. Some Day Soon (Burn mix)
  7. She Steals Cars
  8. Rattling Ghosts
  9. Take Me To The Beach
  10. Dalbouka
  11. Cold
  12. They Made Them Up
Review: Emotional Rescue and Malka Tuti recognise their shared passion for globe-trotting sounds and team up to present this album from C Cat Trance, a project from John Rees Lewis who was formerly of post punkers Medium Medium. It's no surprise to learn that this was a project of the 1980s, as all the hallmarks are there. With the same outernational attitude that made the work of Eno, Hassell, Czukay, Wobble and scores more so alluring, this collection shines a light on a true gem of the era and provides a fresh pressing of some stone cold leftfield party groovers like "Shake The Mind".
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Cosa Nuestra (reissue)
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Cat: ETH 384LP. Rel: 25 Sep 17
  1. Che Che Cole (3:29)
  2. No Me Llores Mas (5:36)
  3. Ausencia (5:06)
  4. Te Conozco (4:55)
  5. Juana Pena (5:37)
  6. Sonero Mayor (4:56)
  7. Sangrigorda (4:06)
  8. Tu No Puedes Conmigo (3:23)
Abya Yala
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Abya Yala (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: LFG 003. Rel: 09 Oct 17
  1. Dame Tu Mano (5:30)
  2. No Regreso (5:49)
  3. Pachanga (5:21)
  4. Cachimba (5:05)
  5. Amparame (4:00)
  6. La Raiz (5:11)
  7. Congo (6:16)
  8. Luz (6:10)
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Elipse (CD)
Cat: KACA 037. Rel: 23 Oct 17
  1. Interior (part 1)
  2. Interior (part 2)
  3. Medio
  4. Exterior (part 1)
  5. Exterior (part 2)
  6. Exterior (part 3)
Afreaka! (reissue)
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Afreaka! (reissue) (limited numbered 180 gram audiophile pink vinyl LP)
Cat: MOVLP 1935. Rel: 11 Sep 17
  1. Past, Present & Future (9:54)
  2. Disillusioned Man (4:59)
  3. Another Country (8:33)
  4. Hymn To Mother Earth (8:07)
  5. Mercy (Variation No 1) (9:39)
Electric Africa (reissue)
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Electric Africa (reissue) (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: TWM 10. Rel: 11 Sep 17
  1. Pata Piya (6:29)
  2. Electric Africa (10:16)
  3. Echos Beti (6:12)
  4. L'Arbre A Palabres (11:44)
Fire Woman
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Cat: CRZR 1006LP. Rel: 11 Sep 17
  1. Fire Woman (3:14)
  2. The Truth (2:35)
  3. True Light (5:16)
  4. You're The One (4:23)
  5. Take Me Home (4:11)
  6. Simin Boogie (3:39)
  7. Don't Take Me For A Ride (4:47)
  8. Ekele (5:33)
Review: Admirable reissue imprint Comb & Razor Sound continues to unearth, license and re-print lesser-known gems from around the world. Their latest find is Fire Woman, the incredibly rare third album from little-known nine-piece Foundars 15. Interestingly, the album's tracks are not straight-up Afro-funk or Afro-beat workouts. Instead, they various take in Cymande style reggae/soul fusion, psychedelic '60s style pop, wild funk rock/Afrobeat fusion, Hammond-laden torch songs, and skewed Afro-jazz. It's a curious but hugely entertaining hotch-potch of styles that makes for hugely enjoyable listening from start to finish. Highlights include fuzzy, solo-laden closer "Ekele", the anthem-like "Simin Boogie" and Fela Kuti-ish "True Light".
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