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15th March 2023: Boston’s WRINKLER releases new album: “For You, Now” & I like what this DIY outfit have to offer!
24th June 2022: Wax Machine’s latest double A-side single includes a FINE rendition of Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell’s seminal 1966 “Canto De Iemanja” (24.6.22)
9th November 2021:Record Kicks presents “Origin of Forms” the vibrant debut album by Moscow funk band The Diasonics – due January 2022! (9.11.21)
8th July 2021: Savila releases MAYAHUEL as the follow-up to their self-titled debut LP and further explores the realms of cumbia, dream-pop, spirited vocals, hallucinatory riffing and driving percussion
1st June 2021: BBE Music issues instrumental versions from classic DJ Vadim album “The Soundcatcher” for the first time since its original release in 2007! (1.6.21)
17th Maruch 2021: SOARING SUNSHINE FOR THE EARS! Uplifting sounds look set to erupt from Fimber Bravo’s forthcoming album, “Lunar Tredd”! Due this week!!
26th February 2021: COSMIC CHAOS OF THE HEADY KIND!! The Writhing Squares forthcoming release looks set to be a blast!
29th January 2021: Sitka Sun’s sophomore release promises more cosmic escapism!
1st September 2020: Latest single from London’s Chelou is “Real” dreamy!
9th July 2020: Now-Again releases the third album for Brazilian guitarist, Fabiano do Nascimento
19th June 2020: Melbourne’s Midlife announces new album, “Automatic”, with first single, “Rare Air” being a rather lovely chunk of cosmic escapism!
30th May 2020: Kutiman releases the first single from his long awaited forthcoming album, “Wachaga” – Due for release on 19th July
25th May 2020: Liotia’s upcoming haunting new single “SILENCE” is announced – Due 2nd June!
15th May 2020: ATA releases/reissues “Early Works: Funk, Soul And Afro Rarities From The Archives”
4th May 2020: Orquesta Akokán’s latest single, “4 de Octubre”, is a lucumi fever dream of sublime mambo..out NOW on Daptone Records.
24th April 2020: Berlin’s Shika Shika records announces new album: “A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean”
17th April 2020: East London’s post punk purveyors share first track from upcoming EP
12th April 2020: LA’s finest, The Buttertones release new album: Jazzhound
31st March 2020: Michael Clark is to release haunting new single: “Winter Song”
- SONG OF THE DAY Getatchew Mekurya – Akale Wube March 18, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jo Hamann – Wild Woman March 17, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Space Walkers – Swamp Gas March 16, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Project Gemini – After The Dawn March 14, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Ofege – Nobody Fails March 13, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Voodoo Moon March 12, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Ebb Tides – My Baby’s Gone March 11, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Inferno – The Inferno March 10, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Creations – Get On My Train March 9, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Protomartyr – Make Way March 8, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Winston Wright with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Psychedelic Reggae March 7, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Exciters – Exciters Theme March 6, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Fair Nick Stars – Arrete Mal Parle March 5, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Marie Knight & Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Calvary March 4, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Guadalupe Plata – En Mi Tumba March 3, 2023
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SONG OF THE DAY Enrique Torres & Les Baxter – Cholita
Getting to the bottom of today’s musical mystery has left me spinning a bit today, so I’ll do my best in explaining what I can about the album from which this enchanting delight is taken. Joyas Musicales del Perú is … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Les Baxter – Simba
The soothing dreaminess of Les Baxter never ceases to enchant me and, no matter where I am, this sound whisks me away from everything. It’s like my comfort magic carpet! Today’s ethereal offering, entitled Simba, is taken from his 1955 … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Les Baxter – Quiet Village
Les Baxter was a visionary composer, conductor, pianist and arranger who recorded some of the most innovative popular music of his time, influencing countless artists along the way, with names ranging from Nat King Cole to Jefferson Airplane. His monster … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Roger Roger and Nino Nardini – Malaysia
“There is no record quite like this one, and any fan of so-called lounge music or exotica should own this. For those fans of hep sounds and po-mo kitsch, you should have it too, but for those interested in the … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Rod McKuen – Sinner Man
I never realised until now just how many times this song has been covered since its earliest recording in 1956. I always knew Sinner Man (or Sinnerman) as this tremendous song by Nina Simone, but the original was released a … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Manakooras – Howl of the Jaguar
Featuring members of the Aqualads, The Intoxicators, The Penetrators and more, The Mankooras are a southern super group who combine the sounds Exotica, Surf and Hawaiian music into their super-soft surf creations. Their intoxicating compositions are hypnotic, with strong hints … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Elisabeth Waldo – Balsa Boat
I was completely captured and truly spellbound by this piece of music when I heard it last night for the first time. I couldn’t decide whether I was lost on an exotic island or wandering a scorched, parched desert in … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Benny Bennett – Couscous
Last month French label, Born Bad Records released a collection of mouth watering funky and kitsch tracks on a record entitled, CHA CHA AU HAREM – Orientica – France 1960/1964. This compilation consists of 16 French cha-cha-cha tracks, all of which … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Hank Smith – Lamp Teeth (Featuring Krista Michaela)
A couple of days ago when I featured Brighton band, The Sticks, I was commenting on the way good music stands out no matter how it’s recorded; whether it be on basic equipment, a home studio or (as is the … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY St.John Green – Canyon Woman
“For maximum effect, play in absolute darkness…..” I always feel so chuffed when I stumble upon something by accident and it turns out to be something rather interesting!! You have a little delve and then realise there’s more where this … Continue reading
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