Tag Archives: tropical

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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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 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

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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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SONG OF THE DAY Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces – Asaw Fofor

Just over ten years ago Analog Africa’s label owner and avid vinyl collector, Samy Ben Redjeb took a trip to Cotonou, Benin in the hope of seeking out some new and interesting records.  What was unearthed when he arrived and began his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Healing Gems – Emerald Village

Whilst we wander the wilderness of the everyday, every now and then a little escapism is something we all crave! So imagine, if you will, a warm, welcoming landscape from which some music reaches out, embracing you in its melodic … Continue reading

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