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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 The Hidden Charms – The Hill March 30, 2023
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- SONG OF THE DAY Dock Boggs – Oh Death March 26, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Bruce Haack – Saint Basil March 25, 2023
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- SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Johnson – Canned Heat Blues March 23, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Ruby Andrews – You Can Run But You Can’t Hide March 22, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Robohands – Nightshade March 21, 2023
- 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
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Tag Archives: tropical
SONG OF THE DAY Ranil – La Tuctuructia
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I’d like to open today’s post with all the best wishes for 2023 and a song that I could’ve sworn I’d featured before…but I haven’t!!! In fact, I was convinced I’d shared this album before too, but … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Ecoute Ma Melodie
“Take funk, soul, psychedelia and rumba, mix it up with a thick dose of heavy local rhythms and throw everything in a Benin grinder. The brew is then mixed up with hypnotic Farfisa solos, gritty guitar riffs, distorted bass lines, … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Yīn Yīn – The Grey Chamber Of Hinachō Otome
“Where to place YĪN YĪN on the map ? Maybe somewhere between Netherlands and South-East Asia, on an imaginary tropical island….” It’s crazy to think of all the times this band have shone up and stood out on my radar … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Jake Hottell – Horizon
Ever since I heard this song earlier today, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. There’s a lot going on here and prominently, for me, I like the style of delivery. It has the gentle and … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Abelardo Carbono feat Quantic – Si Si Si
If this song doesn’t embed itself into your head like the wiggliest ear worm ever, I will be so surprised!! This Latin/Afro-Caribbean sunbeam coats the senses with layers of warm, wandering percussive dreaminess! For today’s musical installment we find two … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY FRENTE CUMBIERO – La Era del GigaHertz
“High mountain cumbiera mechanics…” Salgaelsol & Biche You may recall me covering Frente Cumbiero for the first time a few weeks ago? Since then they have cropped up a few times on my blog and today I bring you their … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Acid
The artist behind today’s dazzling tropical instrumental is something of a legend! Born Raymond Barretto in 1929, but known as Ray Barretto, this American-born bandleader of Puerto Rican ancestry was a highly talented percussionist! Proficient in a wide variety of … 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 Verckys et l´Orchestre Vévé – Cheka Sana
Continuing on this weeks global afrobeat/jazz trend, today I bring you some fine Congolese afrofunk courtesy of Verckys and his orchestra. Born in Kisantu, Bas-Congo, Georges Kiamuangana Matet (a.k.a Verkys) was dubbed “Mister Dynamite” by James Brown after seeing him … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Los Wembler’s de Iquitos – Lamento Selvatico
There has been very few corners of this world left untouched by the recent pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has had particularly devastating consequences in the Peruvian Amazon. With an urban density of around a million people, Iquitos is the largest … Continue reading
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