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Sweet Vibration
Cat: SNDWLP 149. Rel: 15 Sep 22
Shake Your Body To The Beat (3:37)
Fighting Spirit (3:41)
Sweet Vibration (4:25)
Shake Your Body To The Beat (long version) (7:41)
Scratch My Back (5:20)
Life's Like Being In A Boxing Ring (4:14)
Jungle Rock (6:27)
Our Love's On Fire (4:41)
Review: Charles Amoah started his career as a drummer but became a disco and highlife mainstay. He dropped his Sweet Vibration album in 1984 on Milos Music and it has since become a collector's classic. Finding a copy nowadays is hard and expensive so be sure to lap up this reissue which features backing vocals from Petra Amoah, bass guitar from Eline Thomas and guitar, synths, trumpet and much more from a whole host of other guests. Musically it is a joyous vision of disco and highlife with plenty of mad studio effects, lush guitars and candied vocals.
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Played by: Red Greg
 in stock $16.28
1983-90 (LP)
Cat: SNDWLP 165. Rel: 27 Jul 23
Song Of Love (instrumental) (3:55)
Fun Time (6:21)
Don't Stop (5:42)
Sojourn (7:04)
Gboro Mi Ro (5:59)
Do Good (4:32)
 in stock $19.94
Live For Love (reissue)
Cat: SNDW 12051. Rel: 08 Jun 23
If I Love You (6:33)
If I Love You (instrumental) (3:21)
Thank You Baby (4:21)
Live For Love (5:16)
Review: GC Cameron was born and raised in McCall Creek, Mississippi, and by the age of 22 he was already famous having joined Motown Records. He was signed up as lead singer of the legendary group The Spinners and had several web recover tunes and a few hits such as 'It's A Shame,' which was co-written and produced by Stevie Wonder. After that, Cameron left the group and went solo and teamed up with Harvey Faqua, Greg Crockett and Elgie Stover to record his best-ever work, which now makes its way onto this fine four-track EP courtesy of Soundway.
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Circus Underwater (remastered)
Cat: SNDW LP163. Rel: 14 Sep 23
Big Buck Meets The Perpendicular Fish (4:02)
Trees Walk (2:28)
The Surface Of The Water (3:18)
Rugaru By Itself (6:29)
I Wash My Hair With Limes (5:22)
She Dreams Of Golden Gloves Dancing (3:33)
Entrance Of The Deacon (3:21)
Weeping Of Electric Sheep (8:18)
First Hump Of Stately Plump (2:55)
Thunder Daughters Underwater (8:18)
Requiem For The Glass Trapeze (6:52)
Muddy Ghosts Running From Rain (5:46)
Behind The Altar There Is A Carousel (4:19)
Review: Remastered release of Circus Underwater's 1984 self titled outing, including unreleased tracks taken from the original quarter inch tapes. Something of an unsung, DIY prog-electronic masterpiece, Circus Underwater now comes reissued with an insert, which retells the unique story of this oddball duo. An incredibly obscure LP and musical project first conceived under the aegis of Washington DC label Glass Wing, its two founding members are still unknown to us; all we know is that they are/were two friends who set off on a psychic quest - from the beatnik suburbs of their US capital city to the parallel hippie recesses of San Francisco - and produced this ambient prog jetsetter in the process.
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Bubuj Bula
Cat: SNDW 7024. Rel: 13 Apr 23
Rully Djohan - "Bubuj Bulan" (3:00)
Munif - "Naghm El Uns" (2:30)
Review: Soundway presents a 7" featuring two rare tracks from Java, Indonesia, recorded in the late 60s. On one side, Rully Djohan delivers a psychedelic organ version of 'Bubuj Bulan', a classic Indonesian song by Benny Corda. On the other side, Munif sings a raw funk tune in Arabic called 'Naghm El Uns'. It amounts to nothing less than a fascinating glimpse into the diverse musical scene of Java at the time.
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Played by: Mimi, Voodoocuts
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Tape 3/Tape 4
Cat: SNDWLP 139. Rel: 16 Oct 20
Filatelie (2:25)
Tartufai (2:41)
Tiquetonne (1:37)
Veluwe (3:18)
Herausweh (2:28)
Talmen (2:13)
Heisei (2:26)
Brunnengasse (2:38)
Colorists (3:07)
Langeweile (2:19)
Beaufort (3:27)
Somnambulant (3:02)
Regtur (1:51)
Midori (2:36)
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Cycli Infini
Cat: SNDW LP171. Rel: 20 Jul 23
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Cycli Infini (20:32)
Cycli Infini (Continued) (17:11)
Review: Eelco Topper's latest release as FELBM is a conceptual affair, with the Dutch producer delivering a 38-minute piece (here split into two parts for vinyl, each of which finishes with a locked groove to give the impression of the track creating an infinite musical loop) that mixes and matches tape loops, cyclical samples, repeating melodic motifs and pastoral-sounding snatches of flute, bansuri, bass trumpet, saxophone and pedal steel. While the concept, inspired by the artist's thoughts about 'the cyclical nature of the world around him" is important, of more significance is the utter brilliance of the piece itself - a genuinely gorgeous, warming, atmospheric and ambient-leaning concoction tailor-made for imagined afternoons in the countryside and woodland walks at dawn.
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Chi Town Reggae
Chi Town Reggae (limited 7")
Cat: SNDW 7028. Rel: 30 Nov 23
Reggae Classics/Ska
Chi-Town Reggae (3:46)
Hail Jah (3:52)
Review: Blending reggae, disco, soul, funk and roots - comes the reissue of the highly sought-after 7" from 1979 by Gypsy Fari, the first known reggae outfit from Chicago, born in the south side of the city after a chance meeting between St Kitts expat Leroy Webster and local music graduate Kevin Coleman. The pair set out to blur the boundaries of genre with their unique brand of music, spearheaded by Webster's Caribbean roots and fused with the soul and blues of the midwest.On the A-side, 'Chi-Town Reggae' springs out the gate with fast-paced disco-reggae, powered by a relentless rhythm section and Webster's infectious vocal melody. On the flip, 'Hail Jah' is a swaggering, deep roots reggae cut that pays homage to Webster's heritage - which he wrote on the hilltops of the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica.
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A World Of Masks
Cat: SNDWLP 093. Rel: 08 Jun 17
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Made Of The Sun (4:14)
Time (4:04)
Human Zoo (4:47)
A World Of Masks (7:46)
Capital Of Alone (3:43)
Dawn Chorus (2:17)
The Silverback (3:33)
Oh Brother (3:22)
The Uncertainty Principle (5:28)
Played by: Soundway Records
 in stock $17.32
You Are Mine (reissue)
You Are Mine (reissue) (180 gram vinyl LP + insert with tip on sleeve)
Cat: SNDWLP 114. Rel: 29 Jun 17
Can You Dig It? (6:13)
Stay Close (4:55)
Let's Merge (4:51)
Fella's Doing It In Lagos (5:38)
Desire (5:26)
You Are Mine (5:35)
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Opera (LP)
Cat: SNDWLP 156. Rel: 02 Mar 23
Modern Classical
Rhinoceros II (3:14)
Gajeiro (4:43)
Lamentation (3:13)
Sometimes At Nine (4:15)
Rumba Balcana (4:49)
Gitanes (5:30)
In The Sky (5:15)
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Asafo (12")
Cat: SNDW 12030. Rel: 30 Nov 18
Jon K - "Asafo" (4:45)
Pat Thomas - "Enye Woa" (extended intro) (6:25)
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Shango/Mystery Music
Cat: SNDW 7026. Rel: 27 Apr 23
Shango (3:31)
Mystery Music (3:47)
Review: Soundway brings the West Indian funk from 1977 on the new and raw double-sider. King Wellington's 'Shango' goes first and is a tune taken from his Sooner Or Later album. It now finally makes it onto 45rom for the first time and is inspired by the ritual from which it takes its name with roots in Yoruba culture and hints of Calypso music all powered by hypnotic bass with Wellington's signature vocal adding to this unique Caribbean blend. Canadian musician Tony Springer fronts the B-side cut 'Mystery Man' which is a dreamy and psyched-out trip with electric keys and floating horns.
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The Lahaar
Cat: SNDW 12050. Rel: 30 Mar 23
Doin' It (9:36)
Step 2 (5:33)
Work Work Work (4:20)
Super (Kiki) (8:20)
Chase Scene (part 1) (3:46)
Review: The Lahaar is a Trans-Tasman collaboration between Julien Dyne, Horatio Luna and Surprise Chef's Lachlan Stuckey, featuring Mara TK and Toby Laing on vocals. Channeling a heady cocktail of inspirations from New York to Lagos, the supergroup easily moves through different styles in quick succession, from uptempo boogie to mega-ploddy dub. Seguing between original bangers and exploitation movie library music, the EP closes on the riveting 'Chase Scene (Part 1)', which casts evadign tjhe law in a surprisingly emotive light.
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The Sweetest Meditation (remixes)
Cat: SNDW 12027. Rel: 28 Sep 17
The Sweetest Meditation (feat Mara TK - club mix) (6:32)
The Sweetest Meditation (feat Mara TK) (5:55)
The Sweetest Meditation (feat Mara TK - Julien Dyne remix) (6:28)
The Sweetest Dub (6:16)
Review: Soundway Records' marketing team recently described Lord Echo's hook-up with Mara TK, "Sweetest Meditation", as a "high-rolling summertime opus". It's certainly rather good and well worthy of a dedicated 12" single release. The wonderful, jazz-flecked, vibraphone-heavy, dub-disco style original version is featured alongside a brand new Black Ark style instrumental dub (appropriately titled "The Sweetest Dub") which is almost worth the entrance money on its own. There are two fresh remixes, too, from old pal Julien Dyrne and the Lord himself. His "Club Mix", completed on a recent European tour, pushes it further towards leisurely vocal deep house territory whilst retaining many of the elements that made the original version such a sun-kissed summer treat.
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Melodies (2xLP)
Cat: SNDWLP 091. Rel: 04 May 17
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Rhythm 77 (feat William Ricketts) (3:52)
Blueberry Jam (feat Lord Echo) (3:30)
Wang East (feat Toby Laing) (5:10)
The Book Keeper (feat Toby Laing) (5:50)
Thats Right (feat Bays Road Horns) (5:26)
Terabu (feat Lucien Johnson) (3:32)
Honest I Do (feat Lord Echo) (3:06)
Cosmic Echos (feat Lord Echo) (5:07)
Miracle Dance (feat Toby Laing & Lucien Johnson) (4:23)
Sword Cane (feat Toby Laing) (6:09)
Thinking Of You (feat Lisa Tomlins & Andy Christiansen) (7:01)
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Harmonies: Special Edition
Cat: SNDWLP 090X. Rel: 13 Jun 18
Whoah! There's No Limit (feat Mara TK) (5:33)
Life On Earth (feat Mara TK) (2:34)
Makossa No 3 (4:02)
The Sweetest Meditation (feat Mara TK) (5:49)
Low To The Street (feat Lisa Tomlins) (5:09)
In Your Life (5:16)
Just Do You (feat Mara TK) (4:47)
C90 Eternal (4:09)
Note From Home (feat Toby Laing) (3:50)
I Love Music (feat Lisa Tomlins) (3:57)
Review: This "Special Edition" of Lord Echo's recent third full-length, Harmonies, seems to be aimed at DJs. Whereas the original pressing contained the same tracks on one piece of wax, this version stretches the same tracks over two super-loud, heavyweight records. Formatting aside, the album itself is something of a head-in-the-clouds, feet-on-the-floor treat. It features the Kiwi producer working with a range of collaborators - Tony Laing of Fat Freddy's Drop and regular studio buddy Mara TK included - to serve up intoxicating cuts that brilliantly fuses reggae, dub and rocksteady rhythms with elements borrowed from disco, Afro-soul, Afro-funk, spiritual jazz and, more surprisingly, techno. It's a hugely vibrant and entertaining set, offering a good balance between dancefloor vibrations and more laidback concoctions.
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Curiosities (reissue)
Cat: SNDWLP 133. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Endless Dawn (2:50)
Bohemian Idol (5:56)
Digital Haircut (3:39)
Street Knowledge (3:44)
Molten Lava (4:20)
Put It In My Head (6:03)
The Creator Has A Master Plan (4:07)
Ghost Hands (4:17)
What Is That Feeling (3:26)
Arabesque (4:10)
Review: Curiosities is the second album in the trilogy from in-demand New Zealand multi-instrumentalist and producer Lord Echo. Six years after initial release, this reissue sounds as vital as ever and is extra DJ-friendly given that it is spread across two slabs of wax. It covers plenty of ground from escapist tropical ambient to lovably lazy dubs via vivid disco-funk. Highlights come in the form of "Molten Lava" and its heart wrenching vocals and the gospel grooves of "The Creator Has A Master Plan". Winter might be fast approaching, but so long as you have sounds as warm and sunny as these around, summer will never feel too far away.
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Rarities 2010-2020: Japanese Tour Singles
Rarities 2010-2020: Japanese Tour Singles (limited LP with obi-strip + insert)
Cat: SNDWLP 157. Rel: 19 Oct 23
Be Thankful (3:15)
In Your Life (Lisa Tomlins version) (4:13)
Nightclub Daydream (3:35)
Floating Bridge (4:05)
Woah! There's No Limit (alternate version) (4:04)
Thinking Of Dub (3:55)
Makossa No 2 (4:04)
Cosmic Echoes In Dub (3:52)
Review: Fans rejoice - Lord Echo's limited vinyl-only singles is available digitally worldwide at last, as well as compiled on a vinyl album presented in an embossed Japanese printed sleeve and obi strip. Not one to succumb to the pressures of our capitalist overlords, the enigmatic producer continues to tinker away on various projects, including the hefty task of renovating an abandoned Masonic lodge into a recording studio in rural New Zealand. While we patiently await new music, we can revel in versions that escaped the typical overthinking that occurs during the album process, instead reflecting the spontaneity and freedom of a touring artist. All tracks here bar one ('Thinking of Dub') were initially released on short-run 7" singles for Echo's early Japan tours, made only available to dedicated fans who attended the live shows. Without further ado, Soundway presents Lord Echo's 'Rarities', a collection of sought-after singles now made very much accessible to you the people.
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Down In The Basement
Cat: SNDW 12029. Rel: 16 Mar 18
Down In The Basement (5:04)
The Opposite (3:15)
Continue The Fun (Space version) (4:40)
Tuto Bay (3:32)
Review: After two 45s on Les Disques Bongo Joe, Dutch Afrofunk space cadets make their debut on Soundway with their first full EP. Hurling all their roots and inspirations into a heady, bewitching brew of west African, Columbian, Caribbean, Latin and all-round cosmic fusion, the results are four slabs of world funk gold. "Down In The Basement" updates highlife styles with a salubrious big-bottomed disco twist, "The Opposite" ups the tempo with a little more cumbia charm while "Continue The Fun" adds a dub mentality to the mix as we're chugged to oblivion with heads down introspection. Finally "Tuto Bay" closes somewhere on a Cuban beach with rum-warmed harmonies. Beautiful.
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The Mauskovic Dance Band
Cat: SNDWLP 130. Rel: 24 May 19
Drinks By The Sea (3:42)
Space Drum Machine (4:17)
Same Heads (3:32)
Dance Place Garage (5:37)
Alto In Vacanza (4:19)
Late Night People (4:07)
Percussione & Spazio Sounds (2:33)
It's The Wrong Goodie (5:43)
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Mangase (limited 12")
Cat: SNDW 12020. Rel: 25 Jul 14
Shaluza Max - "Mangase"
Tabu Ley Rochereau - "Hafi Deo"
Review: A special summer-tuned dedication to two of Africa's most creative contributors who both passed away at the birth of the New Year. First up, South Africa's Shaluza Max's 2002 classic gets the revisitation it deserves; big accordions, honeyed Zulu vocals and a chugging groove that could plough into any dancefloor under the sun, it struts with a timeless sense of universal groove science. Flip for a rewind to the mid 80s as Soundway pays tribute to the hugely prolific Tabu Lay Rochereau. Complete with smooth, soothing synths, show-stopping harmonies and slinky bassline that won't quit, it's as heart-rending now as it was 30 years ago.
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Desesperanza (180 gram vinyl LP + free MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDWLP 049. Rel: 01 Nov 12
Fiesta (Con El Whiskey Del Folclore)
Guaracha UFO (No Estamos Solos...)
La Gitana Me Ha Dejado (salsa electronica)
Salsa Del Zombie (Perseguido Por Alegres Buitres)
Salsa Caliente (version aumentada)
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Easing (12")
Cat: SNDW 12037. Rel: 21 Jun 19
Easing (8:04)
Easing (version) (6:49)
Review: George and Glen Miller are undoubtedly best known for their West End Records released 1982 boogie-soul classic "Touch Your Life". They released plenty of other records that flitted between soca, reggae, disco, and - in the latter stages of their career - electrofunk. "Easing", which appeared at some point at the turn of the '80s on London label Third World, remains one of their most potent releases - and, in its original form at least, formidably hard to find. This Soundway reissue wisely replicates the track list of the original release, beginning with the title track - a deliciously percussive, musically intricate chunk of peak-time disco smothered in sharp, Afro-funk style horns and George and Glen Miller's lilting reggae-soul style vocals. The flipside "Version" strips out the vocals, allowing listeners to hear in greater detail the pair's impeccable arrangements and instrumentations (particularly the fine orchestration and rich groove).
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Only You (remastered)
Only You (remastered) (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: SNDWLP 146. Rel: 24 Nov 22
Only You (6:23)
I Had A Dream (5:49)
Things Fall Apart (Disco Jam) (5:50)
Welcome My Love (6:12)
Only You (Disco Jam) (6:33)
Things Fall Apart (5:29)
Review: Since it was first reissued a few years ago, Steve Monite's Only You album has gone from being a stupidly rare Nigerian boogie "holy grail", to an easy-to-access "must have" for anyone with even a passing interest in African disco and electrofunk. If you've yet to acquire a copy, we'd recommend picking up a copy of this officially licensed Soundway repress. It contains two different takes on the now anthemic 'Only You' - an infectious Lagos boogie delight - plus the pleasingly dubbed-out, piano-heavy electrofunk gem 'Things Fall Apart (Disco Jam)' (the original mix is also included at the end of side B), the slick and sweet 'Welcome My Love' and the more downtempo 'I Had a Dream'.
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Only You
Only You (12")
Cat: SNDW 12025. Rel: 28 May 19
Steve Monite - "Only You" (Frankie Francis Disco Jam edit) (7:55)
Tabu Ley Rochereau - "Hafi Deo" (Nick The Record & Dan Tyler re-edit dub) (10:15)
Review: Edits in the hole! Two Afrofunk gems enjoy floor-primed refocuses: Steve Monite's Doing It In Lagos-featured "Only You" gets a little juice from Sofrito's Frankie Francis who really brings the bass out in proceedings. Meanwhile on the B Nick The Record and Idjut Boy Dan Tyler tweak the energy and sheen of Tabu Ley Rochereau's "Hafi Disco" as the drums are given a little more momentum and the chorus and horns are really brought to the centre of the action. Stunning.
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Welcome To The Jungle
Cat: SNDW 12043. Rel: 25 Mar 22
Heavy Metal Emoji (6:41)
Svensson High Life (5:28)
LUSH (A Trip In Three Parts) (9:04)
Sweden Eksotika (6:22)
Lord Of The Floor (7:41)
Skogen (3:03)
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Sierra Leone In 1970s USA
Sierra Leone In 1970s USA (limited 180 gram vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDWLP 062. Rel: 02 May 14
Wali Bena
Be Patient
Ben Ben Bee
Bi Loko
Yamba Sowe
Review: Soundway's debut Sierra Leone exploration introduces us to Muyei Power who toured their country (and, on occasion, the US) throughout much of the 70s. With only a handful of 45s recorded, their sound has been largely unheard for the last 30/40 years. Until now. Complete with detailed liner notes and artwork, this album is a fantastic document. More importantly, it sounds fantastic: stretching from the more western influenced funk dynamic of "Bi Loko" to the frenetic percussive fusion of "Be Patient" via the smoky, mournful horns on the folky "Ben Ben Bee" there's a unique sound that resonates with everything else you know and love about African music during the ever-fertile 70s, yet rings and stamps with a life of its own.
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Tags: African | Afro Funk
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Love Vibration
Love Vibration (limited LP)
Cat: SNDWLP 164. Rel: 23 Mar 23
Martin Street Special (6:46)
Love Got A Hold Of Me (instrumental) (4:11)
Hometown Weather (4:40)
Martin Street (New version) (5:32)
Love Vibration (5:02)
Party Beats (6:33)
Review: Nkono Teles was one of the standouts of the Doing It In Lagos compilation by Soundway, which proved a best seller. He is someone who worked on, arranged and or produced music for more than 100 other artists in Nigeria across the 80s, including playing keys with Tony Allen's band. Now he gets the spotlight firmly on himself with a retrospective mini-comp fun of his unique boogie and funky rhythms, cutting edge drum machine sounds and mix of synths and guitars. It's a collection fans of the likes of William Onyeabor and Steve Monite will love.
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Soprem Bons Ventos
Cat: SNDWLP 159. Rel: 16 Feb 23
Soprem Bons Ventos (9:49)
Tema 1 (0:52)
Deheba (3:57)
Ode Ao Gato (2:50)
Entre O Vale E O Eco (2:32)
Tema 2 (2:13)
A Marcha Que O Monte Parou (5:46)
Cantar Das Kandakinhas (2:03)
Tema 3 (1:30)
Review: Portuguese multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ Pedro Ricardo serves up his debut album here and it is a thrilling fusions of sounds. He draws on his many different skills and loves and collides jazz, traditional Portuguese folk and fresh electronica into a journey that is bold, adventurous and draws on themes of love, longing and nostalgia. The percussion throughout is truly vibrant, the vocals are whispered and subtle and the keys soar next to delicate guitars. You won't have heard an album as free in expression as this for a while.
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Sintesis Moderna: An Alternative Vision Of Argentinian Music 1980-1990
Cat: SNDWLP 150. Rel: 03 Nov 22
Carlos Cutaia - "Operativo" (4:23)
El Signo - "Dimensiones Ocultas" (Ric Piccolo edit) (5:17)
Ultimate Warriors - "Running Away From You" (5:25)
Abaddon - "No Es Computable" (3:29)
Toby - "Ain't That Better" (Harari edit) (5:02)
The Originals - "Vamos A La Playa" (5:20)
Mike Ribas - "Secuencia Sin Consecuencias" (3:13)
Adalberto Cevasco - "Reencuentros No 2" (7:29)
Los Moesicos Del Centro - "Esquirlas" (3:41)
Divina Gloria - "Mediterranee Club" (3:58)
Mike Ribas - "Como Son Los Retratos" (Harari edit) (4:39)
Delight - "I Wanna Make You Mine" (4:54)
Gaita - "Mueve Tu Cuerpo" (8:03)
Donald - "A Ver, A Ver" (Ric Piccolo edit) (5:09)
Bad Girls - "Dance To Dance" (4:46)
Carla Rab - "Sexy Films" (6:18)
Los Musicos Del Centro - "Aire De Tropicos" (3:52)
Jorge Lopez Ruiz - "De Mama Candombe" (5:36)
Jorge Alfano - "Fuego" (7:38)
Review: Revisionist history is just as important for music as it is for geopolitics or economics, so we're more than happy to recognise this 'Alternative Vision Of Argentinian Music' throughout one of the most important decades in popular music history. Whereas popular thought tended towards Argentina being a hotbed for 'rock nacional' (national rock) music made in the post-dictatorship return to democracy, here Soundway focus on the more extreme ends of the experimental music fringes that cropped, thanks to the newfound freedoms allowed by neoliberal policies. Arthur Russell-esque disco, downtempo battle breaks, avant-garde obscurities - it's all there.
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Yagana (12")
Cat: SNDW 12044. Rel: 25 Mar 22
Yagana (5:53)
Nothing Grows (5:02)
It's You (5:48)
War (Jam) (7:08)
Review: Recorded in a single weekend, 'Yagana' is a choice afro-disco and synth collab from Margate 5-piece Pigeon. With the band drunkenly forming after a pub session, it's got Guinean singer Falle Nioke heading up frontman duties, while Graham Godfrey on drums, Steve Pringle on keys, Tom Dream on guitar and Josh Ludlow on bass take up phat instrumental space. The result is a cosmic space jam and call into a cold universe, facing eternity with a friendly, synthy, and even grungy sonic greeting: "it's been a while".
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Backslider EP
Cat: SNDW 12052. Rel: 15 Jun 23
Mama Yo Mama Yo (4:42)
Ikanabore (3:49)
Trust (4:59)
Backslider (5:24)
Infinity (radio edit) (4:26)
Review: Pigeon only debuted back in 2022 with their well recorded Yagana EP and it soon won the five-piece band plenty of fans. They now serve up something equally as fresh and that develops their sound further. It is still rooted in Afro-disco but with elements of rock, new wave, synth pop, no wave, jazz and electro. Synths and drum machines define the sounds but with plenty of DIY spirit, all of which has won them continued support from tastemakers as diverse and influential as Gilles Peterson, Elton John and Iggy Pop. These are cultured and authentic summer sounds perfect for days dancing in the rays.
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Batik (LP)
Cat: SNDWLP 134. Rel: 11 Oct 19
Batik (4:53)
Black Sand (5:22)
Equitoreal (4:05)
Xango (4:36)
Suite For Tambores (2:04)
Africa Linda (3:25)
Sokere (3:53)
Kumave (4:16)
Lime Tree (4:09)
Review: When it comes to offering up albums of carnival-ready Latin-soul, it could be argued that Gabriele Poso is in a league of his own. Certainly, his 2018 set for BBE, "Awakening" was superb, and this follow-up on Soundway is every bit as good. The South American influences - think samba, Azymuth sytle jazz-funk, Brazilian boogie, MPB etc -catch the ear throughout, alongside his extensive use of warming synthesizers, sun-kissed electronics and his own voice, which seems to get richer and more seductive with each successive release. The quality threshold remains so high throughout that it's barely worth picking out highlights: it's literally "all good", and you really should check out the album when you get a chance.
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 in stock $15.48
Sweetest Taboo (Soca)
Sweetest Taboo (Soca) (heavyweight vinyl 12")
Cat: SNDW 12036. Rel: 14 Jun 19
Sweetest Taboo (Soca) (6:48)
Taboo (club mix) (6:52)
 in stock $10.49
Rex Omar
Rex Omar (12")
Cat: SNDW 12048. Rel: 28 Sep 23
Dada (5:42)
Tokota (5:05)
Konka (5:22)
Osisi (5:31)
Kele Ngele (4:25)
Dada (Aroop Roy rework) (5:45)
 in stock $14.69
Make It Fast Make It Slow
Make It Fast Make It Slow (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: SNDWLP 040. Rel: 02 Apr 13
Loose Up Yourself (3:27)
Make It Fast, Make It Slow (5:28)
Not The End (3:52)
I've Got To See You Again Lord (3:56)
He Shall Live In You (5:30)
But You (3:26)
Bargain (5:21)
Back On You (2:46)
Review: Soundway surpass themselves again with this wonderful reissue from the Ghanaian artist Rob, who released two albums back in 1977 for the West African Essiebons label. Rob was a seasoned musician in the 70?s, having recorded and toured with many well known bands. The album is a somewhat Spartan, brooding affair where less is most definitely more as slow burning, hip swaying cosmic funk drenched compositions are offset by wonderful punchy brass arrangements. A slow burning pulse is present throughout with highlights being ''Loose up Yourself'' and the irreplaceable carnal conquest anthem '' Make it Fast, Make it Slow''. Songs of celebration sit alongside other pieces of introspection and socially conscious topics; some might criticise the odd duff notes and occasional raw vocal edge, but this just adds texture to the overall performance and vibe. Without question one of the best reissues of 2012.
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Keira (LP)
Cat: SNDWLP 094. Rel: 15 Sep 16
Keira (intro) (0:45)
Mamadou (2:42)
Bani (4:50)
Ansumana (5:25)
Foday Kunda (4:41)
Suso Kunda (0:58)
Alagi (4:10)
Tomora (6:22)
Kankurang (3:10)
Son Kunda (5:45)
 in stock $17.32
Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria
Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria (gatefold 3xLP + 7" + 8 page booklet + MP3 download code)
Cat: SNDWLP 087. Rel: 15 Nov 22
Hotline - "Fellas Doing It In Lagos" (5:38)
Peter Abdul - "Don't You Know" (3:47)
Steve Monite - "Only You" (6:19)
Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life" (6:15)
Kio Amachree - "Ivory" (5:11)
Livy Ekemezie - "Holiday Action" (5:13)
Willy Roy - "Don't Give Up" (6:40)
Danny Offia & The Friks - "Funk With Me" (5:20)
Rick Asikpo & Afro Fusion - "Too Hot" (5:18)
Toby Foyeh - "Ore Mi" (5:44)
Gboyega Adelaja - "Colourful Environment" (5:19)
Mike Umoh - "Shake Your Body" (6:01)
Burnis Moleme - "Where Is The Answer" (7:00)
Sony Enang - "Don't Stop That Music" (5:10)
Nkono Teles - "Be My Lady" (mix) (4:28)
Veno - "Groove I Like" (3:34)
Godfrey Odili - "Let's Do More Music" (7:40)
Terry Mackson - "Distant Lover" (5:33)
Ofege - "Burning Jungle" (bonus 7") (3:21)
Lexy Mella - "On The Air" (Rap mix - Frankie Francis edit - bonus 7") (3:47)
Review: Soundway offer us a new compilation featuring 20 rare tracks from the currently much talked about world of Nigerian pop music; a zeitgeist of their early 1980s club culture. The country's economy was booming at the time and so was its recording industry. Strongly influenced by '70s disco and funk, this new generation were, as the liner notes explain "Eager to sound as American as possible with no hint of the fervour for afro-beat, afro-rock and afrocentric thinking that the 1970s had thrown up". The original albums that many of these singles came from go for exorbitant prices online, so here's a chance to snap up some of the periods finest music, remastered across three 12"s.
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Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970's & 80's
Cat: SNDWLP 046. Rel: 15 Mar 17
The Loi-Toki-Tok - "Ware-Wa"
Slim Ali & The Famous Hodi Boys - "Watoto Nyara"
Orchestre Baba National - "Sweet Sweet Mbombo"
Gatanga Boys Band - "Wendo Ti Mbia"
Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali with The Yahoos Band - "Sina Raha"
Nashil Pichen & The Eagles Lupopo - "Ng'ong'a Wa Mwanjalo"
Nairobi Matata Jazz - "Tamba Tamba"
The Lulus Band - "Ngwendeire Guita"
Mbiri Young Stars - "Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe"
The Lulus Band - "Nana"
Afro 70 - "Weekend"
The Rift Valley Brothers - "Mu-Africa"
DO 7 Band - "HO Ochiri"
Afro '70 - "Cha-Umheja"
Peter Tsotsi Juma & The Eagles Lupopo - "Kajo Golo-Weka"
New Gatanga Sound - "Thonia Ni Caki"
Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo - "See Serere"
Kalambya Boys - "Kivelenge"
The Loi-Toki-Tok Band - "Leta Ngoma"
Huruma Boys Band - "Theresia"
Orchestre Veve Star - "Nitarudia"
The Mombasa Vikings - "Mama Matotoya"
The Lulus Band - "Mutumia Muriu"
Ndalani 77 Brothers - "Nzaumi"
Review: Having explored the rich heritage of Nigeria and Ghana with well researched vigour, Soundway turn to Kenya for their next adventure... A rare insight: while Lagos was churning out seminal Afrobeat compositions, Kenya took to western influences in a much subtler fashion. With heavy emphasis on the Kenyan benga and Afro-Cuban rumba there's a much deeper, local folk presentation and format throughout most of the selection. Complete with detailed notes and beautiful presentation (like all Soundway compendiums) this won't look out of place in any collection.
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Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $26.24
Body Beat: Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979-98
Cat: SNDWLP 132. Rel: 25 Oct 19
Cito Jarvis - "Fighting Soldier" (5:48)
Roger Bain - "Stand Up & Rock Your Body" (instrumental) (5:29)
D Ivan - "Fire" (extended dub edit) (5:36)
Bill Campbell - "Body Beat" (4:24)
Brother Resistance - "Move It" (version) (5:52)
Adonijah - "It's Alright" (6:34)
Peter Britto - "I Want Your Love" (5:00)
Juno D - "Hotter & Hotter" (dub edit) (6:44)
Colin Jackman - "D'Jab Jab Dance" (Bad Lad mix) (4:23)
Levi John - "SOCA" (7:31)
Spiking - "Liberation Train" (7:52)
Mohjah - "Zion Gates" (dub) (4:21)
Andre Tanker - "Wild Indian Band" (6:22)
Touch - "Touch Music" (edit) (6:14)
D' Rebel Band - "Solid" (6:36)
The Millers - "Last Days" (5:57)
Chocolate Affaire - "Jump To Calypso" (4:04)
Review: The mighty Soundway Records label head Miles Cleret and DJ/collector Jeremy Spellacey turn their expert digging and curatorial skills to the Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso sounds of 1979 to 1998 on this bumper new triple pack. The 17 tracks touch on obscurities, instrumentals and dubs, vocal edits and all manner of roots, boogie, reggae, house, soul and disco gems. It makes for a never less than heart swelling collection that bring immediate sunshine to even the most rainy, cold days in the north of England. Highlights are plentiful, but our picks of the bunch are Bill Campbell's "Body Beat" which does exactly what it says on the tin, Adonijah's disco stomper ("It's Alright") and Levi John's "Soca", a lo-fi oddity with brilliantly loose drum work.
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Tags: Reggae Disco | Dub | Caribbean
 in stock $24.66
Ritmo Fantasia: Balearic Spanish Synth Pop Boogie & House 1982-1992
Cat: SNDWLP 137. Rel: 17 Dec 21
Marengo - "Puente De Esperanza" (4:33)
Beni Life - "Amor En El Cielo" (5:14)
Silvia - "Me Vas Cantidad" (2:18)
Zas - "I Love My Body" (4:16)
Fernando Girao - "Divorcio" (4:57)
Magia Blanca - "Dejate Llevar" (3:58)
Jaume Escala - "Ciutat" (4:39)
Mogambo - "Dando Vueltas" (3:54)
Tango? - "Tango?" (4:19)
Free Tax - "Paris Babylone" (5:46)
Busy Code - "Bianco" (4:06)
Ma Ritter - "Flamenco Rap (In The Land Of My Dreams)" (3:21)
Scan Man - "Arabian" (5:53)
Madrid Groove - "Suave" (5:00)
Nsue - "Rebelde Silueta" (4:34)
Isamar & Compania - "No Estas" (12" version) (5:43)
Bianca - "Tabu" (Caribbean dub) (5:15)
Poly-C - "Soy Pijo" (Boite-Pijo instrumental) (4:21)
Cuelebre - "Costa Verde" (4:43)
La Guinda - "Jamas Me Casaria Con Un Pirata" (4:03)
Blaumari - "Memories" (4:06)
Review: Ritmo Fantasia is the name of this superb 21 track selection, and it has been curated by Berlin-based, Venezuelan-born producer, DJ and record obsessor Trujillo. As the name suggests, this is music plucked from the outer fringes of the Spanish electronic scene from the 80s and 90 with plenty of proto sounds from the worlds of bleep, hip house, electro, boogie, Iberian pop and plenty more. It is a treasure trove of obscure but essential grooves for Balearic heads and music lovers alike. The artwork alone is worth the cover price, so big up Soundway for this one.
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Padang Moonrise: The Birth Of The Modern Indonesian Recording Industry 1955-69
Cat: SNDWLP 151. Rel: 24 Nov 22
Orkes Teruna Ria - "Bulan Dagoan" (3:16)
Yanti Bersaudara - "Gumbira" (2:23)
Orkes Suita Rama - "Tepui Tepui" (3:07)
Band Nada Kentjana - "Djaleuleudja" (2:56)
Orkes Lokananta & Chris Byantoro - "Nganggo Teklek Nang Krikilan" (3:04)
Orkes Teruna Ria - "Budjang Talalai" (3:30)
Orkes Kelana Ria - "Ya Mahmud" (3:12)
Orkes Teruna Ria - "Geleang Sapi" (3:20)
Zaenal Combo - "Ampat Lima Dalam Djambangan" (3:17)
Zaenal Combo - "Seruling" (2:50)
Orkes Kelana Ria - "Sojang" (2:22)
Mus DS - "Neleng Neng Kung" (2:57)
Orkes Gumarang - "Malin Kundang" (3:03)
Orkes Tropicana - "Pantjaran Kasih" (2:19)
Orkes Teruna Ria - "Tak Ton Tong" (2:37)
Orkes Lokananta - "Tari Bali" (2:48)
Orkes Kelana Ria - "Emplek Emplek Ketepu" (3:05)
Mus DS - "Ahai Dara" (2:25)
Orkes Kelana Ria - "Semoga" (2:20)
Zaenal Combo - "Kaden Sadje" (2:59)
Orkes Irama - "Gendjer Gendjer" (2:39)
Orkes Teruna Ria - "Modjang Parahyangan" (3:38)
Orkes Sendja Meraju - "Bubuj Bulan" (3:05)
Mus DS - "Tautjo Tjiandjur" (2:59)
Nada Kantjana - "Nelengnengkung" (3:28)
Ivo Nilakreshna - "Ka Huma" (bonus 7") (2:30)
Zaenal Combo - "Tandung Tjina" (2:24)
Tags: Asian | Indonesian | Asian Jazz
 in stock $25.99
Ojinga's Own (reissue)
Cat: SNDWLP 170. Rel: 13 Jul 23
Ojinga's Own (4:41)
What To Do (2:06)
Stay Away (2:29)
Uncomprehensidensible Radio-Matic Woman (4:09)
Neighbour Jean (2:20)
Go-Go (2:31)
Massacura Man (3:37)
Woman A Dead Ya Fuh Man (2:45)
Ka Duma (3:52)
I've Got To Be Somebody (3:35)
No Intention (4:25)
Review: Yoruba Singers were musical pioneers who cooked up a unique fusion of cultures and influences that were said to be a pre-curser the Champeta Criolla sound in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. They infused Guyana folk music with Afro-roots and culture most notably on this, their debut album, Ojinga's Own. It made them into stars throughout the Caribbean and South America and led to standout singles like 'Basa Bongo' which is also being repressed this month. This album has been remastered for the first ever vinyl reissue and makes for gloriously sunny listening with organic drums and percussion, majestic wind and string sounds and carefree vibes.
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Tags: Afrobeat | Caribbean
 in stock $19.94
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