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Disco Dubplate Demos
Disco Dubplate Demos (limited green vinyl 12")
Cat: DDD 1000. Rel: 18 Jul 24
Afro Disco (9:09)
Come On & Groove It (9:27)
Review: Whereas most record label prefer to revel in the idea of the finished project, a smaller cohort still prefers to play up the idea of the cutting room floor, the dubplate, the manuscript, the demo. Whilst dubstep might've revived the dubplates trend for a more contemporary listener, US imprint Disco Dub Demos (how apt) know all too well that of the earliest forms of this "rawness fetishism" in music emerged from disco. Here the label-born moniker African Duplate lays down four ultra-utilitarian tools that shoot squarely for the essence of - they name it - 'Afro Disco'. On the B-side also comes a worthy, somewhat haunting flip track, 'Come On & Groove It'.
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 in stock $16.70
I Believe In Miracles
I Believe In Miracles (limited translucent yellow vinyl 7" 再プレス)
Cat: LMNKVLD 67. Rel: 04 Jul 24
I Believe In Miracles (3:30)
No Nos Pararan (6:48)
Review: In 2011, Banda Achilifunk & OJO served up Gitano Real, one of the year's most essential albums. It was caned far and wide by funk lovers, in particular Craig Charles on his 6 Music show. Now, two cover versions taken from the essential album have been pressed to limited edition translucent yellow vinyl. First up, 'I Believe in Miracles' is an overwhelming take on the Jackson Sisters classic with plenty of happy Latin vibes and rumba funk rhythms. Flip it over for a more abstract version of McFadden and Whitehead's seminal 'Ain't No Stoping Us Now' which is a soulful disco number packed with sunshine.
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Tags: Disco Funk | Latin | Latin Funk | Spanish
 in stock $10.76
Forever (7")
Cat: SRJB 001. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Forever (3:43)
Our Last Dance (3:47)
Review: The impeccable SOLA Records surprises us with a gem from Joe Bataan, offering a delightful dose of Latin soul and a modern twist. 'Forever' is a vibrant Latin Soul dancer, rich with Latin percussion and harmonious group vocals. This track is sure to get you moving with its infectious rhythm and lively spirit. 'Our Last Dance' is a soulful Latin ballad that will resonate with fans of Joe Bataan's classics like 'If I Were A King'. This release, available on a DJ-friendly 7", is poised to become a new classic in soul music. With its timeless appeal and modern flair, Joe Bataan's latest offering is sure to impress any soul enthusiast.
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 in stock $27.99
Tighten Up
Tighten Up (7" 再プレス)
Cat: MAR 088. Rel: 18 Jul 24
Sonny Bravo - "Tighten Up" (2:25)
Mongo Santamaria - "We Got Latin Soul" (3:04)
Review: Mad About brings the funky goodness here with a superb double sided 7". Sonny Bravo kick off with 'Tighten Up' which brings nice loose break beats and ton pot percussive clatter. The big horns are the icing on this particularly delicious cake. On the flip is the more Northern Soul style sound of Mongo Santamaria's 'We Got Latin Soul' with its fiery South American spirit, blasts of horn and edgy stabs all topped off with a great vocal that oozes cool. Another fine outing from the always on point Mad About.
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Tags: Cuban | Latin Funk
 in stock $16.14
Progressive Roots
Progressive Roots (limited translucent pink vinyl 12")
Cat: SRM 233. Rel: 03 Jun 24
Progressive Roots (remix) (7:59)
Progressive Roots (Ahmee’s club Culture Foundation remix) (10:42)
Progressive Roots (Deep mix) (14:48)
Progressive Roots Congo (3:45)
Review: The deep house magician that is Joaquin Joe Claussell is back on his own majestic Sacred Rhythm with a bunch of, well, sacred rhythms. As always they are addend with his usual sophisticated mix of jazzy melodies, steamy drums and deep basslines. This time he offers up the single 'Progressive Roots' which is prime Afro-futurism with Balearic guitar lines ringing out next to the nimble keys and shimmering pads. Ahmee's Club Culture Foundation remix goes more deep and cavernous with a subtler sound, and the Deep mix then gets tribal. 'Progressive Roots Congo' closes out with shuffling broken beats and layers of rich percussion.
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 in stock $26.92
La Mezcla (reissue)
Cat: GR 12122. Rel: 01 Jul 24
La Mezcla (12:13)
La Mezcla (Paul Kalkbrenner remix) (9:58)
La Mezcla (Charles Webster club mix) (7:39)
Review: It's (almost) summertime which means all bets are off, sets get more playful, DJs slacken their own usual rules and reach into a wider world of vocal, uplifting sounds to please sun burnt dancers. Enter this reissue of Michel Cleis's stone-cold Ibiza classic 'La Mezcla.' It's got a chunky groove, fluttering flutes that bring Latin flair and carnival vibes aplenty. This 12" also comes with two remixes - Paul Kalkbrenner flips it into a deeper, more loose and languid groove with tribal funk and the Charles Webster club mix is pure warm and soulful goodness.
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Cat: P7 6609. Rel: 10 Jun 24
Travessia (4:37)
Japanese Rumba (4:07)
 in stock $20.46
La Morena Sonidera
La Morena Sonidera (4:06)
La Oaklandesa (4:06)
 in stock $11.58
Pass The Courvoisier (reissue)
Pass The Courvoisier (reissue) (limited 7" 再プレス)
Cat: F HPR 17. Rel: 15 Jul 24
Pass The Courvoisier (feat Full Crate) (3:20)
It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop (3:33)
Review: This one flew off the shelves so quickly, it's back in stock for a reissue in the very same year in which it was first released. Hot Plate Records owner and former Jurassic 5 DJ, Nu Mark, is no less prolific when it comes to his solo material, exercising his ability to draw in impromptu supergroups for mesmerising funk one-offs. For 'Pass The Courvoisier', Nu Mark enlisted a boorish band of fellow musicians, including Full Crate and Hassan Miniawa, to take the reigns on a strange selection of international instruments - from oud, to flugelhorn, to straws and nay - for an odd yet no less beguiling Pharrell Williams cover. On this reissue, though, it's revealed another cover was born of the same session: a X interpretation of Dead Prez' 'It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop'.
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 in stock $15.07
Lahatz (7")
Cat: FOSSIL 005. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Lahatz (4:01)
Kerem (3:10)
Review: The Fossils label has been unearthing more musical treasure for its fifth outing, and this one takes you directly to the Middle East for some twisted disco-funk with red hot grooves courtesy of Fava Luva & Dr. Professor. The source of the tunes is obscure and unknown but the pair bring plenty of their own goodness with additional layers of live instrumentation really bring them to life. 'Lahatz' is steamy and full of sensuous vocal magic and cosmic synth work that will get the floor into action, while 'Kerem' is even more topical and exotic with its rich array of strong melodies and downtempo beats making for a woozy and wonderful trip.

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Played by: Voodoocuts
 in stock $12.12
Dakchi Hani
Cat: BJR 45302. Rel: 13 Jun 24
Dakchi Hani (3:20)
Rruina (3:31)
Review: Sami Galbi is a Swiss-Moroccan musician who looks to his childhood for musical inspiration. The A-side of this new 7" is a thoughtful post-breakup classic with raw synths and bouncing rhythm that melds rai influences with contemporary sounds and despite tacking a serious subject with gravitas also has a humourous edge. On the flip is 'Rruina,' a powerful follow-up with deeper darker club sounds that take Swiss-Moroccan rai-chaabi fusions into new territory. Both tunes are captivating listens from this fine talent and are sure to make an indelible impression on all who hear them.
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The Pachanga EP
Cat: CCP 11. Rel: 11 Jul 24
Pachanga (Be On Di Geemix) (5:24)
Bruk Free (6:17)
Necesitas Esto (SLW Geemix) (7:48)
Necesitas Esto (instrumental) (7:47)
Review: Plenty of class defines these cuts on Colin Curtis Presents. GEEW is the original artist behind tw of them: 'Bruk Free' is the first and arrives as a vibrant fusion of fleshy synth bass and broken beats with bright chords and florid sax notes. The other is 'Necesitas Esto' (instrumental) which is another sun-worshipping bit of freeform synth jazz-funk. The SLW Geemix is a little more club-ready with some classic Nina Simone vocals re-sung in soulful fashion. Last of all is 'Pachanga' (Be On Di Geemix) which has a cosmic feel in the inquisitive, pixel-thin synth leads.
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Played by: Pete Haigh
 in stock $24.76
Mahal (12")
Cat: ZEN 12667B. Rel: 11 Jul 24
Horizon (0:43)
Mahal (3:18)
Orb (4:53)
Snake Oil (4:53)
Black Sand (4:33)
Review: Mahal by Glass Beams melds a diverse array of influences into a unique and enchanting soundscape. The Melbourne-based trio, shrouded in mystery with their mask-wearing anonymity, lets their music speak volumes. Built around founding member Ranjan Silva, their sound draws from the rich heritage of Ravi Shankar, Bollywood, Electric Light Orchestra, and traditional blues.Inspired by repeated viewings of 'The Concert For George', Silva's vision for Glass Beams seems to echo the fusion George Harrison envisioned when introducing classical Indian music to Western pop. The EP opens with 'Horizon,' setting a serene tone before leading into the title track 'Mahal,' an instrumental piece that envelops the listener in its mystical charm. 'Orb' follows with a riveting bass riff, while 'Snake Oil' delves deeper into Indian classical territory, showcasing evocative vocals. The EP concludes with 'Black Sand,' a dramatic and beautiful track featuring interwoven vocals and guitar. As their second EP, following Mirage, Mahal solidifies Glass Beams' distinct place in music, defying categorisation and quietly demanding attention with its almost otherworldly quality.
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 in stock $19.93
Estrellas Remixes
Estrellas Remixes (limited heavyweight vinyl double 12")
Cat: HS 250VL. Rel: 01 Jul 24
Por Que Ou Ka Fe Sa (Poirier remix) (4:24)
Por Que Ou Ka Fe Sa (David Walters remix) (7:06)
San Lazaro (Bosq remix) (4:48)
Medewui (Captain Planet remix) (6:26)
Review: Guts dropped the superb album Estrellas back in late 2022. It was recorded during the pandemic and is a treasure trove of distinctive Afro-Cuban musical traditions, highly percussive sounds, brass-based rhythms and simmering melodies. Heavenly has now put together a mix of special remixes for this limited edition 12". First up 'Por Que Ou Ka Fe Sa' (Poirier remix) is a delightfully airy and light-footed rhythm with gorgeous guitar melodies. The David Walters remix) makes more of the vocal chants and chunky funky drums. 'San Lazaro' (Bosq remix) cuts loose with some summary brass and carefree drums and 'Medewui' (Captain Planet remix) is a shuffling percussive closer.

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You Can Call Me Rose
Cat: SRLL 001. Rel: 22 Jul 24
You Can Call Me Rose (3:11)
Deny (feat Irasema Gall - Redux) (3:35)
Review: La La Lopez's debut single, 'You Can Call Me Rose,' marks her impressive entry on SOLA Records, offering a soulful, modern r&b response to Thee Sacred Souls' classic 'Can I Call You Rose.' Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, La La brings her unique blend of influences, from Mariachi and Rancheras to Soul and oldies, creating a sound that transcends borders. Recorded at SOLA Studios in Los Angeles and OLAH Producciones in Veracruz, this record shows her versatility. On Side-1, 'You Can Call Me Rose,' exudes soulful warmth, while the flip side, 'Deny,' is a vibrant Latin Pop track with English lyrics and rich Latin percussion, perfect for the dance floor. La La's music resonates deeply with her life experiences, a quality evident in her past works and future releases with SOLA Records. 'You Can Call Me Rose' has already garnered praise across generational audiences, affirming La La Lopez as a musical force to watch. Now available on 7" vinyl!
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Clasicos Sentimentales Para Una Nueva Generacion
Delirio/Contigo En La Distancia (Medley) (4:56)
Hijo De Mama (4:31)
Review: The Cuban boleros of the 1950s and Nuyorican street soul of the 1960s always embodied a timeless Caribbean romanticism in the midst of New York City's urban landscape. La Triunfadora's debut album captures this sense of revival with experimental, psychedelic arrangements that revitalise classic tunes with fresh interpretations. Their debut 7-inch on Names You Can Trust honours Cuban bolero maestro Cesar Portillo De La Luz with lush orchestration and vocals by Candace Camacho and Benjamin R. Julia. The B-side reimagines Ralfi Pagan's 1969 Latin soul gem 'Hijo De Mama' by blending analogue warmth with a modern twist.
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Latin Fever! Vol 3
Cat: OGR 874. Rel: 28 Jun 24
Luchito & Nestor - "Good Lovin'" (2:34)
Luchito & Nestor - "Good Lovin'" (part 2) (2:36)
Nestor Alvarez - "La Gordita Americana" (3:09)
Nestor Alvarez - "Ixo's Taxi" (2:36)
Review: Latin Fever Vol. 3 offers a vibrant collection of tracks from Luchito & Nestor, as well as solo efforts by Nestor Alvarez (a.k.a. Neil Anderson). Luchito & Nestor's rendition of The Olympics' 'Good Lovin' kicks things off with a blistering Latin boogaloo twist, featuring infectious rhythms and lively brass. The instrumental Part 2 replaces lead vocals with a dynamic flute topline, adding a fresh layer to the classic hit. On the flip side, Nestor Alvarez's 'La Gordita Americana' is an uptempo boogaloo groover led by horns and piano, delivering an energetic and danceable vibe. The collection concludes with 'Ixo's Taxi,' a skeletal xylophone-led funk track that brings a unique, nostalgic charm. Each track on this release has a rich blend of Latin rhythms and boogaloo energy, making this an exciting 7" to hit the dancefloor to.
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Tags: Latin | Latin Jazz | Boogaloo
 in stock $16.42
Louie Louie EP
Luchito & Nestor - "Louie Louie" (2:49)
Mr Maph - "Louie Louie" (3:10)
Junior Dell & The D-Lites - "Louie Louie" (2:50)
Max Iss & The Minions - "Louie Louie" (3:00)
Tags: Ska
 in stock $16.42
Brazil Party
Brazil Party (limited hand-stamped yellow vinyl 7" 再プレス)
Cat: 45 N. Rel: 03 Jul 24
N (3:31)
NN (3:05)
Review: Moar, the stage name for French producer Jerome Potin, takes us on a musical journey to Brazil with his Brazil Party EP. This captivating fusion of Latin, funk, and soul exudes a vibrant energy that transports listeners to the heart of a lively Brazilian fiesta. The track opens with a strong vocal, its island-infused melodies weaving a tapestry of exotic rhythms. Moar's skillful blend of funk and disco elements creates an infectious groove that propels the music forward. The B-side is even more smooth (a cover version of 'Beijo' by Earth Wind and Fire) with the Latin aura and a disco euphoria that is unmatched. The result is a sound that is both nostalgic and refreshingly modern, capturing the essence of Brazilian musical traditions while infusing them with a contemporary flair.

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AIE (A Mwana)
Cat: FFL 24002. Rel: 06 Jun 24
AIE (A Mwana) (vocal Afro (7" edit)) (3:58)
Bonus Beat (3:22)
Review: The latest of several new releases to top up the Funky French League repertoire, this latest sultry boogie strut from phallic philophonist Monsieur Willy is a real delight. The Parisian DJ and producer brings a distinct Afro-boogie update to an original song, 'A.I.E. A Mwana', which was originally recorded in 2003 and became an international sleeper hit. Now Monsieur Willy brings us three new interpretations, all carrying with them a message of love and peace.
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Cat: NOT 04. Rel: 19 Jul 24
Joaozinho Morgado & Gebruder Teichmann - "Morgadinho" (Gebruder Teichmann remix) (7:28)
Gebruder Teichmann - "Kalimada" (8:24)
Tags: Afro House | Zouk | Minimal
 in stock $16.14
Walk For Ground: Exclusive Afro Funk Instrumentals
Walk For Ground: Exclusive Afro Funk Instrumentals (hand-numbered 180 gram vinyl 12" limited to 300 copies in Juno exclusive branded sleeve)
Cat: MUKAT 094. Rel: 27 May 24
Walk For Ground (instrumental version with Backing vocals - previously unreleased) (7:39)
I Get Myself To Blame (instrumental version - previously unreleased) (7:20)
Review: Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is a true legend of Ghanaian 'high life', responsible for bringing hip-hop influences to bear on the genre in a pioneering fusion which became known as hip life. On this release for Mukatsuku the focus is on instrumental versions of standout jams from his 2017 album Ketan, all the better for the funk DJs looking to hold down a groove without letting lyrics interfere. On the A-side it's 'Walk 4 Ground', an uptempo workout with some deadly organ flexing on top of the insistent rhythm section, while 'I Get Myself To Blame' settles into a smoother, but no less funky flow that just goes and goes, like the best high life should.
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Tags: Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $14.54
Bakassine Gabou
Cat: AJX 574S. Rel: 20 Jun 24
Bakassine Gabou (short version) (4:22)
Moumouni Bassina Borou Fo (short version) (4:57)
Review: Arakou, situated over 400 km north of Cotonou, housed the Orchestre Anassoua-Jazz de Parakou. Through the 1970s, they recorded several singles and EPs for Albarika and a few others, but never completed a full album.Their 1975 45rpm release is exceptionally rare; no copy has surfaced on eBay, nor is it listed on Discogs. Beyond rarity, 'Bakassine Gabou' offers a highly-charged, hypnotic dance track perfect for DJs, while 'Moumouni Bassina Borou Fo' intensifies with layered guitar, vocals, and percussion. What's more, this version finds both tracks were meticulously transferred, restored, and mastered from the original 1/4 inch tape.
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Tags: Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $11.31
Con Altura
Cat: SIDAPT 1159. Rel: 16 Jul 24
Con Altura (2:41)
TKN (2:51)
Review: Orquesta Akokan returns with vibrant interpretations of Rosalia's hits 'Con Altura' and 'TKN,' showcasing their Grammy-nominated Cuban flair. Led by vocalist Jose 'Pepito' Gomez and featuring Cuban talent like lyricist Kiko Ruiz, known for his work with Buena Vista Social Club and Orquesta Maria Alejandra y Cubania, Orquesta Akokan infuses these tracks with a classic rawness sure to energize global dancefloors. The band's self-titled debut album, recorded live at Havana's historic Estudios Areito, embodies the Yoruba term "Akokan," meaning "from the heart." Produced by Jacob Plasse and arranged by Mike Eckroth, this release on 7" encapsulates Akokan's heartfelt musical gift, blending originality with Cuba's rich musical heritage in every beat and melody.
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Played by: Voodoocuts
Tags: Cuban Jazz
 in stock $9.68
Moulongo (12")
Cat: SNDW 12055. Rel: 30 May 24
Moulongo (vocal) (4:53)
Moulongo (dub) (4:28)
Moulongo (Poirier dub) (5:43)
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Con Un Occhio Aperto
Cat: P 2. Rel: 24 Jun 24
Con Un Occhio Aperto (12:46)
La Caverna (5:32)
Superfici (6:06)
Vita Segreta Dei Peli (10:56)
 in stock $35.26
Tobago (remixes)
Tobago (remixes) (12'' 再プレス)
Cat: DS M 006. Rel: 10 Jun 24
Tobago (original 12" vocal) (4:58)
Tobago (Miro Piano Paradise) (5:59)
Tobago (original 12" instrumental) (5:01)
Tobago (Bolas & Dama dub) (5:06)
 in stock $24.76
Y Esa Pava Que?
Cat: MSR 041. Rel: 06 Jun 24
Y Esa Pava Que? (3:40)
Pa' Los Rumberos (2:33)
Review: It has now been three years since Matasuna Records unveiled a scorching Latin 45 showcasing two tracks by Venezuelan ensemble Phirpo y sus Caribes, led by Porfi Jimenez. Now, Matasuna is reissuing two more cuts from their sole album, Parrilla Caliente, this time on a 7" vinyl - a debut for these tracks in this format. The original 1972 album, a scarce collector's gem on Philips, holds official licensing from Jimenez's family. On the A-side, 'Y Esa Pava Que?' ignites with Latin funk fervour and is driven by robust drums, potent horns, and groovy, psychedelic keys and guitars. The B-side features 'Pa' Los Rumbero,' a vibrant rendition of Tito Puente's classic, showcasing Jimenez and his band's exceptional musicianship.
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Tags: Salsa | Latin Funk
 in stock $11.58
Good Feeling
Good Feeling (green vinyl 7")
Cat: RPM 130V. Rel: 11 Jul 24
Good Feeling (3:53)
Good Feeling (instrumental mix) (3:51)
Review: NYC singer-songwriter Kelli Sae has completed her fourth full-length studio album and it is due to come out sometime in the early part of next year. Before that, however, she teases it with this first new single from it. 'Good Feeling' is brilliantly light and airy jazz and broken beat fusion with sublime vocals and florid trumpets, samba summariness and masterful keys playing. An instrumental is also included and after hearing either of these you will be locked in and waiting for that full length to drop.
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Tags: Samba | Latin Jazz
 in stock $13.99
Bukom Mashie (Jkriv reworks)
Cat: RNT 45013. Rel: 18 Jun 24
Bukom Mashie (JKriv 7" Mash) (5:02)
Bukom Mashie (feat Domenica - JKriv Acid dub) (4:49)
Review: JKriv's classic Bukom Mashie Rework gets a deluxe revival in a delectable 7-inch package having long been hard to find if not out of print entirely. And now what's more it also features a fresh acid dub. The original eight minute opus has been expertly trimmed for a streamlined A-side stomper, while the B-side showcases a brand-new version with a reimagined arrangement. This edition is embellished with vibrant 303 acid lines and live flute by the talented Domenica from Underground System all of which ensure that it is sure to become a big summer anthem once more in 2024.
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Feel It For Yourself
Cat: ATA 035NO. Rel: 18 Jul 24
Feel It For Yourself (feat KOG) (11:15)
Feel It For Yourself (feat KOG - vocal edit) (4:14)
Feel It For Yourself (Smoove rework) (8:22)
Review: Infectious 70s Afrobeat vibes, courtesy of Kweku Sackey and his dynamic backing vocalists, pulsating with rhythmic depth - imagine Manu Dibango infused with Tony Allen's rhythmic flair and you're close. Richard Ormrod's crafty alto sax solo adds instrumental brilliance and with options like a shorter vocal version for quick hits and a DJ Smoove dancefloor remix for extended groove sessions, 'Feel It For Yourself' caters to diverse tastes and occasions. Whether spinning the extended Afrobeat masterpiece or the electrifying remix, DJs and listeners alike will find plenty to love in this vibrant, soulful release that demands to be felt.
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Scruniversal Latina
Cat: SCRU 005. Rel: 08 Jul 24
Unknown Artist - "This Kind Of Latin Rhythm" (6:28)
Thierry Tomas - "Samba" (Courtesy Of Jump Recordings) (7:23)
Funkyjaws - "Tanga" (short version) (5:02)
Scruscru - "Juicy Brass" (5:00)
Frank Virgilio - "Portrait Of You" (5:09)
Review: Scruinversal is back for another vinyl outing and this one takes the form of a reissue of some of the label head's favourite tunes. An unknown artist is behind the sunny shuffle and big horns of 'This Kind Of Latin Rhythm' while Thierry Tomas's 'Samba' is a shuffling house cut laden with glorious piano work. Funkyjaws then offers up his take on tango, Scruscru layers up the rhythms and percussion on 'Juicy Brass' and Frank Virgilio's 'Portrait Of You' shuts down with a deeper late-night feel. These are some superbly effective Latina house jams to drop on the hottest of days and balmiest of nights.
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Lovely Day (reissue)
Lovely Day (reissue) (limited 7" in spot-varnished sleeve)
Cat: MRB 7222NB. Rel: 05 Jul 24
Lovely Day (Studio Rio version) (3:59)
Lovely Day (Studio Rio instrumental version) (3:59)
Review: The bossa nova remake of Bill Withers' classic 'Lovely Day' by Studio Rio is a masterful mood lifter. Reissued by Mr Bongo, this track was a game-changer at the Shapes festival, transforming a snowy Alpine setting into a feel-good dancefloor. Originating from Studio Rio's 2014 release The Brazil Connection, the Grammy-winning Berman Brothers collaborated with Brazilian legends like Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal. They used original multitracks to seamlessly blend Withers' soulful vocals with bossa nova rhythms. Joyful horns, a bouncing double bass, and Pretinho da Serrinha's cavaquinho playing create an end-of-night anthem that radiates warmth and positivity.
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Played by: Pete Haigh
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Sounds Of Yemen 1962-1987
Cat: FTNLP 011. Rel: 18 Jul 24
Ladema Eini (5:24)
Kirya Yefeyfiya (4:01)
Rak Et Koleh Eshma (5:18)
Im Nin'alu (5:51)
Shuvi Yefeyfiya (3:02)
Ya Wald Ya Hali (4:14)
Sam'at Soutak (3:00)
Hil Yahil (2:28)
Kweit Ruhi (2:22)
Anat Alhawa
Alail Ahim (instrumental) (3:05)
Safart (4:05)
Hargat Nof Alail (5:28)
Ya Bnaya (4:55)
Kalo Li Alnas (4:47)
Ach Ya Ouma (5:19)
Ya Bnat El Hoo (3:37)
Saperi Tama (4:08)
Hayyeh Mi Sana (4:55)
Asalk Ya Hur (6:24)
Review: Yemenite music in Israel is a uniquely Middle-Eastern style born from the immigration of Yemenite Jews to Israel. Initially religious and ceremonial, the music featured separate male and female songs accompanied by drumming on olive oil tin cans. Aharon Amram, born in Sana'a, Yemen, immigrated to Israel as a child and became a central figure in this genre. From the 1960s onward, he released numerous records on Sounds of Yemen in which he blended traditional religious songs with his own secular compositions, Western electric instruments and modern arrangements. This double LP showcases Amram's diverse catalogue and undying influence on contemporary Mizrahi.
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 in stock $32.29
Little Electric Chicken Heart
Little Electric Chicken Heart (gatefold LP + insert)
Cat: MRBLP 309. Rel: 28 Jun 24
Saudade (3:40)
Promessa E Previsoes (3:42)
Se No Cinema (3:42)
Tem Certeza? (3:52)
Chocolate (4:57)
Vinheta (1:01)
Torturadores (2:54)
Devia Ter Ficado Menos (3:09)
Caspa (2:34)
Review: Ana Frango Eletrico's Little Electric Chicken Heart is a petit cult classic masterpiece that has entranced listeners with its authentically vintage fusion of chamber pop, rock, samba, and jazz. Originally released in Brazil and Japan, the album has become a sought-after collector's item, earning accolades from fans and critics alike. Highlighted by The Needle Drop as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2019, Ana's unique blend of influences shines throughout the nine tracks. From the spellbinding piano solo of 'Saudade' to the anthemic singalong of 'Chocolate,' each song shows Ana's versatility and creativity. The album also features collaborations with notable artists, adding depth and richness to the musical tapestry. With its swirling melodies, lush instrumentation, and deft vocal delivery, Little Electric Chicken Heart is a journey through the vibrant landscape of contemporary Brazilian music.

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Tags: MPB | Brazilian
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Little Electric Chicken Heart
Little Electric Chicken Heart (gatefold translucent blue vinyl LP + insert (indie exclusive))
Cat: MRBLP 309B. Rel: 28 Jun 24
Saudade (3:40)
Promessa E Previsoes (3:42)
Se No Cinema (3:37)
Tem Certeza? (3:49)
Chocolate (4:56)
Vinheta (1:00)
Torturadores (2:53)
Devia Ter Ficado Menos (3:09)
Caspa (2:34)
Review: Ana Frango Eletrico's first ever reissue, Little Electric Chicken Heart, follows up 2023's most recent record Me Chama De Gato Que Eu Sou Sua. Surfacing after Mr. Bongo were met with a string of requests to reissue the album not long after its original release in 2019, we're once more compelled to consider the album's merits and what makes the enjoyment of it tick. More of an establishment of style and talent than an exploration of a concept, the album is noted for its fusion of chamber pop, rock and samba, across a vintage palette that defies any overarching categorisation.
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Tags: MPB | Brazilian
! low stock $25.30
Little Electric Chicken Heart
Cat: MRBCD 309. Rel: 28 Jun 24
Promessa E Previsoes
Se No Cinema
Tem Certeza?
Devia Ter Ficado Menos
Tags: MPB | Brazilian
 in stock $13.99
Ya Habibi Taala Elhaani
Cat: MIR 03LP. Rel: 04 Jul 24
Ya Habibi Taala Elhaani (5:36)
Ya Touyour (6:51)
Ahla Binour El Ain (duet with Farid El Atrache) (8:12)
Enta Hataraf (6:29)
Layali El Unse Fi Vienna (11:06)
Sahirtou Toul El Leil (6:07)
 in stock $25.30
Harvey Averne's Coco Records
Cat: CHAY 612LP. Rel: 13 Jun 24
Heavy Duty - "Barrio Band" (5:00)
Small Folk Reservation - "Toro" (3:04)
La Verdad - "Cortijo" (5:39)
Nunca Contigo - "Eddie Palmieri" (3:49)
Cimarron - "Orquesta Cimarron" (3:41)
Ralfi Pagan - "Girl From The Mountain" (Disco version - A Tom Moulton mix) (5:08)
Fajardo '76 (Jose Fajardo) - "C'mon Baby, Do The Latin Hustle" (5:00)
Orquesta Cimarron - "You'l Never Find Another Love" (3:26)
Machito Orchestra With Lalo Rodriguez - "My Rhythm Is Here" (4:54)
Joe Quijano - "Sugar For Me Babe" (3:06)
 in stock $27.73
Azimuth (reissue)
Azimuth (reissue) (gatefold heavyweight vinyl LP 再プレス)
Cat: FARO 117LPX. Rel: 28 Jun 24
Linha Do Horizonte (4:27)
Melo Dos Dois Bicudos (3:07)
Brazil (3:57)
Seems Like This (4:31)
Caca A Raposa (5:10)
Estrada Dos Deuses (3:40)
Wait For My Turn (2:59)
Montreal City (3:19)
Morning (3:49)
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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Tags: Brazilian | Samba | Jazz Funk
 in stock $29.06
Saci Perere (reissue)
Cat: MOCCD 14418. Rel: 04 Jun 24
Saci Perere
Miss Cheryl
De Onde Vem
Subindo O Morro
Amor Natural
Profissionalismo E Isso Ai
Broto Sexy
Tem Que Ser Agora
Review: By the time they released Saci Perere in 1980, carioca outfit Banda Black Rio were amongst Brazil's biggest dance music stars - an outfit whose blends of samba, jazz, disco, funk and MPB moved the heart and feet of the country's dancers. The set remains a timeless Brazilian classic - hence this much-deserved CD reissue. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the leisurely sundown headiness of 'Saci Perere', and horn-heavy jauntiness of 'Melissa', to the funky samba-jazz fusion of 'Subindo O Morro', synth-laden downtempo sunshine of 'Amor Natural' and the atmospheric Latin disco-funk of 'Broto Sexy'. An album that should be in every Brazilian music fan's collection.
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 in stock $15.07
Saci Perere (reissue)
Saci Perere (reissue) (limited 180 gram audiophile yellow vinyl LP)
Cat: MOVLP 3684C. Rel: 04 Jun 24
Saci Perere (3:44)
Miss Cheryl (3:48)
Melissa (3:30)
De Onde Vem (3:30)
Subindo O Morro (3:14)
Amor Natural (4:04)
Profissionalismo E Isso Ai (3:33)
Broto Sexy (3:52)
Tem Que Ser Agora (3:27)
Zumbi (2:36)
Review: Saci Perere by Banda Black Rio is a Brazilian jazz-funk masterpiece that deserves a rediscovery this summer. Pioneers of the soul-funk movement in Brazil, Banda Black Rio, led by saxophonist Oberdan Magalhaes, effortlessly blend samba, jazz, and Brazilian rhythms, evoking comparisons to other strong 70s bands. This reissue satisfies the demand for the rare original album, delivering a protest-triumphant mix of mellow, tropical, and uplifting melodies. Tracks like 'Miss Cheryl' epitomize the album's infectious energy, with its soulful groove captivating London dancefloors in the 80s. Saci Perere is a must-listen for fans of Brazilian jazz-funk, offering a melodic, playful, and atmospheric journey that is both nostalgic and timeless. It's a love letter to the lush sounds of Brazilian music, guaranteed to get more fans as more people hear this phenomenal album.
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 in stock $34.99
Kodama (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: KURO 21381. Rel: 15 Jul 24
Soma (4:40)
Dakala (3:53)
Matricohka (2:47)
Dream On (4:15)
Aizu (4:36)
Sister Rain (4:30)
Jongala (3:39)
Isotopes (5:12)
 in stock $28.09
Drug Story
Drug Story (LP + booklet)
Cat: NA 5235LP. Rel: 26 Jun 24
Joe Bataan - "Drug Story" (12:26)
Joe Bataan - "Latin Soul Square Dance" (alternate version) (5:24)
Joe Bataan - "(Goodbye Adios) Roberto Clemente" (4:19)
Eddie Lebron - "My Vows To You" (feat Little David) (2:31)
Eddie Lebron - "Sigue Tu Vida" (3:42)
The Edwards Generation - "Someone Like You" (2:59)
The Edwards Generation - "School Is In" (2:57)
One Sy Mack - "Never Listen To Your Heart" (2:39)
One Sy Mack - "A Part Of A Fool" (3:00)
Review: Previously unreleased, Joe Bataan (real name Bataan Nitollano) recorded the bulk of the material making up Drug Story in 1972. This new, highly limited box set hears seven revered, rarely-heard gems of Latin jazz, deep soul, raucous boogaloo, and heavy salsa by the legend, most of which were largely salvaged from his very own self-run Ghetto Records vaults. Drug Story was inspired by true events, and hears Bataan croon graciously over themes of destitution, lost family members and friends, and addiction. One of three definitive reissues of Bataan's greatest works, licensed from Bataan himself, with his oversight and input into a 15 page oversized book by Pablo Yglesia,s that details Bataan's larger-than-imagination life and his little Latin label that could.
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Tags: Salsa | Latin Jazz | Boogaloo
 in stock $28.27
The Bayan Mongol Variety Group (reissue)
Bayan Mongol (1:14)
May There Always Be Peace (2:31)
Youth (2:11)
Birds Of Passage (3:22)
Glorifying The Khangai Valley (2:31)
To My Own Father (4:22)
A Black Horse (4:48)
I Sing For You From Afar (2:54)
Eighteen Years Old (3:32)
Song Of Mother (3:34)
How Do You Do (1:55)
I Miss You (2:03)
 in stock $26.39
Trails (LP)
Cat: DCAS 005. Rel: 30 May 24
Coalesce (3:40)
Slack Tide (3:09)
Shallow Crossing (3:06)
Interchange (5:40)
Interlude (A Platypus Under The Suspension Bridge) (2:52)
Eddy (3:10)
Runoff (feat Aidan Ryan) (1:35)
 in stock $21.53
Africa Brasil (reissue)
Africa Brasil (reissue) (limited 180 gram "beer" translucent brown vinyl LP)
Cat: FS 4485. Rel: 19 Jul 24
Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) (3:41)
Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu (2:52)
O Filosofo (3:11)
Meus Filhos, Meu Tesouro (3:36)
O Plebeu (3:04)
Taj Mahal (3:00)
Xica Da Silva (3:57)
A Historia De Jorge (3:43)
Camisa 10 Da Gavea (4:02)
Cavaleiro Do Cavalo Imaculado (4:41)
Africa Brasil (Zumbi) (3:39)
 in stock $18.04
Namaste Bombay: A Musical Tribute To Hindi Cinema
Cat: EUCD 2952. Rel: 27 Jun 24
Shahih & Abira Shah - "Duniya Mein"
Parry Mad & Rekha - "Rama O Rama"
Abira Shah - "Woh Do Kadam"
Parry Mad & Rekha - "Aaj Dil Se Ye Dil Mila"
Priti Kaur - "Tu Jab Mila"
Mangal Singh - "Woh Hai Meri Jaan"
Parry Mad - "De De De"
Bali Brahmbhatt & Sharmila Bardewa - "Tera Deewana"
Mangal Singh & Priti Kaur - "Ve Bulleh Ya"
Mahesh Gadhvi - "Liya Hai Mera Dil"
Parry Mad & Mahesh Gadhvi - "Hum Deewane Hai"
Mangal Singh & Sharmila Bardewa - "Goa Beach"
Abira Shah - "Churiyan"
Priti Kaur - "Lagta Nahin Dil"
Sapan Kumar Rai - "Kabhi Kabhi"
Priti Menon - "Aaja Tu Mera Ban Ke"
Harbir Kaur - "Mera Dil Diya"
Narayanan PN - "Kaise Kate Ye Raat Din"
Shahid - "Pyar Ka Current"
Parry Mad & Rekha - "Pyar Hua"
Priti Kaur - "Pyar Tera"
Vibs Bhatia - "Khamoshiyan"
Abira Shah - "Mere Dil Mein Rehne Wale"
Priti Kaur - "Baadal Aur Hawa"
Ramneet Chawla - "Main Aayi Hoon"
Sapan Kumar Rai - "Deewana Main Deewana"
Priti Menon - "Tu Aa Bhi Ja"
Ekta Rana - "Dil Mein Samaa"
Ramneet Chawla - "Milte Rahenge"
Abira Shah - "Dil Ne Tumko Pukara"
Harbir Kaur - "Ae San San Hawa"
Manickam Yogeswaran - "Kal Jisse Dekha Tha"
Shahid - "Jeene Ka Maza Hai"
Rekha - "Dur Dur Hum Jayenge"
Shahid & Abira Shah - "My Love!"
Parry Mad & Rekha - "Ya Woh?"
Rekha - "Ja Ja Ja"
Anj Chauhan - "Ayla"
Tags: Indian
 in stock $12.38
Unbound (LP)
Cat: JAG 465LP. Rel: 18 Jul 24
Franklin Warrior (3:29)
Unbound (3:34)
SGC (2:15)
She's All We Have (1:55)
Rez News (4:00)
Nashke! (5:10)
Float Back By (3:09)
Trying To Live (2:27)
Gigawaabamin - Come Through (feat Mike Sullivan) (2:56)
Call Me Home (4:33)
Medicine River (4:47)
 in stock $24.50
Unbound (limited sky blue vinyl LP)
Cat: JAG 465LPC1. Rel: 18 Jul 24
Franklin Warrior (3:29)
Unbound (3:34)
SGC (2:15)
She's All We Have (1:55)
Rez News (4:00)
Nashke! (5:10)
Float Back By (3:09)
Trying To Live (2:27)
Gigawaabamin - Come Through (feat Mike Sullivan) (2:56)
Call Me Home (4:33)
Medicine River (4:47)
 in stock $23.43
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