Category Archives: Exotica

SONG OF THE DAY Ixtahuele – The Lion (feat. Xenia Kriisin)

Eden Ahbez was a mysterious human being that lived on the fringes of society, wrapped in a world of natural escapism. Known for his bohemian lifestyle, Ahbez was at one point camping out below the first L. in the Hollywood … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ben von Wildenhaus II – The Knife Thrower I

Hailing from Seattle, WA, guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ben Von Wildenhaus has been labelled as “one of the best loopmusic performers around”, and if you haven’t heard him yet, prepare for just about anything really! His sound wanders the realms of psych’y surf … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Caribs – Taboo

With hints of early ska, reggae, surf and exotica all carefully blended into this intensely dreamy and deliciously sublime fusion of sound, there’s a little bit for everyone in this sonic delight! Issued on Island Records in 1960, Taboo was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Roscoe Weathers – Echoes

Roscoe Weathers has been described as an artist who has never received enough recognition for the music he produced! His compositions, orientated around jazz, escaped the attention of most labels in the 60’s, leaving Weathers to release much of his … Continue reading

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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

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SONG OF THE DAY Eden Ahbez – Full Moon

Music is escapism.  This is one of the reasons I get so lost for so many hours every night; I disappear into a sonic rabbit hole and emerge many hours later.  It’s bliss!  Entitled Full Moon, today’s song not only … Continue reading

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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

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sweet Enoughs – Dream Puppy

Have I awoke in a dream?  You may find yourself asking this exact same question if you take a listen to this little bubble of sonic bliss!  I have just stumbled upon a curious album and it sounds like its … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cochemea – All My Relations

After nearly 15 years of touring the world with Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Cochemea Gastelum is returning home to connect with his roots! A California native with Yaqui and Mescalero Apache Indian ancestry, Cochemea grew up surrounded by music, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Potted Palm – My House Of Grass

Chicago’s Numero group are one of those labels that I dream of working for!  They specialise in creating compilations of previously released (and often obscure) recorded material, reissuing original albums, whilst dedicating all of their time to researching and unearthing … Continue reading

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