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Thursday, 30 October

WILLIAM ONYEABOR - Vinyl Boxset 1 (Heavyweight Boxset), LUAKA BOP
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WILLIAM ONYEABOR

Vinyl Boxset 1 (Heavyweight Boxset)

LUAKA BOP

Format_dot_vinyl5LP + 7” + booklet Box Set // £65.99

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Cat. Number: LB8002LP

*Deluxe/Heavyweight 5LP + 7" boxet, including a 16 page 5” x 7” Booklet by Chris Abani, an 8 page 12” x 12” Booklet and a Vintage Wilfilms ad. The albums included are: 'Crashes In Love' (Original Version), 'Atomic Bomb', 'Tomorrow, Great Lover', 'Anything You Sow' plus a 45” of “Atomic Bomb”, edit by Zach Cowie & Sunny Levine / “Love Me Now” by Axel Boman, Petter Nordkvist & Johan Jonason. Numbered edition of 3000 copies* Luaka Bop present five hard-to-find William Onyeabor albums released 1977-1985, now boxed up and remastered for his newly growing fanbase. After … Read more
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WILLIAM ONYEABOR - Vinyl Boxset 1 (Heavyweight Boxset), LUAKA BOP

Thursday, 16 October

VARIOUS - Next Stop Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984, Strut
*Includes a copy of the CD free inside* "Following the label’s acclaimed ‘Next Stop Soweto’ compilation series, Strut returns to the rich music heritage of South Africa for another landmark compilation celebrating the influential and heavily political music of drummer Julian Bahula since the mid-‘60s with the Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula and Jazz Afrika bands. Bahula’s first group was the Malombo Jazzmen, led by guitarist Philip Tabane with flautist Abbey Cindi and they broke the mould, introducing indigenous malombo drums along… Read more
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VARIOUS - Next Stop Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984, Strut

Thursday, 09 October

HAILU MERGIA & THE WALIAS - Tche Belew, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
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HAILU MERGIA & THE WALIAS

Tche Belew

AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

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Cat. Number: ATFA012LP

**Includes download code redeemable from the label** Eagerly anticipated reissue of an Ethio jazz-and-funk cornerstone from keyboard whizz Hailu Mergia on Awesome Tapes From Africa. Unlike the last time, when we heard him solo on 'Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument', here on the highly sought-after 'Tche Belew', he's backed by The Walias, one of Ethiopia's crack units, who're perhaps best known for collaborating with Mulatu Astatke and backing for star Éthiopiques singer, Ahmed Mahmoud. The legendary Astatke also appears on this one, but Hailu is arguably the star of the show… Read more
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HAILU MERGIA & THE WALIAS - Tche Belew, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
FELA KUTI - Boxset #3 Curated by Brian Eno, Knitting Factory Records
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FELA KUTI

Boxset #3 Curated by Brian Eno

Knitting Factory Records

Format_dot_vinyl7LP BOXSET // £93.49

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Cat. Number: KFR4004-1

*Free Shipping in the UK* *Due to the size and weight of this item we can only ship to UK & Ireland, USA, Benelux, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain Denmark, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. If you are in another country please contact us for postage costs* *7LP Boxset, all 180gram vinyl, comes with 12 page full colour booklet with an essay by Brian Eno and album descriptions by the veteran British music journalist Chris May and a poster designed by Marc Borgers* Third curated set of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalogue. These seve… Read more
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FELA KUTI - Boxset #3 Curated by Brian Eno, Knitting Factory Records
KINK GONG - Gongs, Discrepant
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KINK GONG

Gongs

Discrepant

Format_dot_vinylLP // £17.49

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Cat. Number: CREP13

**Vinyl edition of 500** Sound travels: Laurent Jeanneau returns us to the endangered minority cultures of South East Asia with the mesh of location recordings and electronics in 'Gongs', his follow-up to the haunting 'Voices' for Discrepant. Two extended sides develop his understandable fascination with the unique timbre of S.E. Asian Gong orchestras, revealing and contrasting their resonant acoustic tonalities and accompanying voices with a subtle patina of electronic processing and augmentation. The first piece uses an array of source material recorded in Laos and Cambodia to lure us into a dream… Read more
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KINK GONG - Gongs, Discrepant

Monday, 06 October

VARIOUS - Peru Bravo: Funk, Soul & Psych From Peru’s Radical Decade, Tiger’s Milk
**Includes killer Peruvian covers of Jimi Hendrix 'Hey Joe', The Meters' 'Cissy Strut', and Steppenwolf's 'Sookie Sookie'. Housed in gatefold jacket with download code** "Peru Bravo tells the whirlwind story of a culture in flux when, during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Lima boasted dozens of young bands full of ideas, spontaneous and unfazed by the instability in Peru. Featuring alternative heroes Traffic Sound and Laghonia alongside a selection of unheralded short-lived groups, Peru Bravo is a funk-fuelled ride through a radical decade. It would howev… Read more
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VARIOUS - Peru Bravo: Funk, Soul & Psych From Peru’s Radical Decade, Tiger’s Milk

Thursday, 02 October

ASOJU OBA - Directions In Music By Funsho Ogundipe, Ayetoro
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ASOJU OBA

Directions In Music By Funsho Ogundipe

Ayetoro

Format_dot_vinylLP // £11.99

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Cat. Number: AYE001

Plush, modern takes on a classic Afro-beat sound, hailing West Africa via West London. Under Funsho Ogundipe's direction and arrangement, Asoju Oba find and work out the links between jazzy deep house, broken beat bustle, soul and Afro-beat proper in five skillfully measured parts.
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DAO BANDON / WARIN SHINARAJ - Lae Pattana Baan Meuang / Noo Yaak Dang, PARADISE BANGKOK
**Hand-stitched and hand-stamped jackets. Individually numbered edition of 500** Another cherry-picked Thai bewt from Maft Sai and Chris Menist's Paradise Bangkok label. Uptown, Dao Bandon's stop/start Molam zinger, 'Lae Pattana Baan Meuang', heavy on the horns and dominated by Bandon's haunting croon. Downtown, a jaw-dropping Thai R&B play by Warin Shinaraj. Trust us, you ain't heard nothing like it! Tip!
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ONUMA SINGSIRI / YUPIN PRAETHONG - Lam Plearn Maeng Tub Tao / Mon Meuang Tai, PARADISE BANGKOK
**Hand-stitched and hand-stamped jackets. Individually numbered edition of 500** Scorching Molam disco tunes dig out and dusted don by Maft Sai and Chris Menist's Paradise Bangkok label. Side A is a proper molam disco boing by Onuma Singsiri, shot thru with mad synth stabs, dizzy drums and infectious vocal to twist the dance out. Flipside, Yupin Praethong's 'Mon Meuang Tai' adopts a recognisably Bollywood lean backed with some killer lap-steel-style strings and intricate, shuffling drums. Tip!
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KASA TESSEMA - Ethiopiques Vol.29 (Mastawesha), HEAVENLY SWEETNESS
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KASA TESSEMA

Ethiopiques Vol.29 (Mastawesha)

HEAVENLY SWEETNESS

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.49

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Cat. Number: HS118VL

*Latest in the fabulous Ethiopiques series, deluxe double vinyl pressing* "Kassa belongs to the long tradition of melancholy raconteurs with a decided gift of gab. And the unique embrace of his deep voice heightens the emotion generated by the hum of his lyrics. For Ethiopians he is, along with the other great traditional voices of the post-war period such as Assfa Abat, Frw Haylou, Asnaqtch Wrqu or Ktma Mkonnen, a perfect example of the culture of the word: poetry and freedom of expression, wit and impressive verve that hits the mark, quiet vehemence and merciless loquaci… Read more
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KASA TESSEMA - Ethiopiques Vol.29 (Mastawesha), HEAVENLY SWEETNESS

Thursday, 25 September

TRADISYON KA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Gwo Ka: Music Of Guadeloupe, West Indies, Soul Jazz Records
"Tradisyon Ka's Gwo Ka album is newly recorded in Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe by Soul Jazz Records. Like the cult music of Haiti's Vodou and Cuba's Santeria or the roots music of Belize's Garifuna (all of which Soul Jazz have travelled to record), Gwo Ka is the musical and cultural product of the region's African ancestry, forcibly brought to the Caribbean through slavery. Gwo Ka exists only in Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe is a very different island from much of the Caribbean, in that it remains a 'department' of its original colonial master, F… Read more
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TRADISYON KA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Gwo Ka: Music Of Guadeloupe, West Indies, Soul Jazz Records

Thursday, 04 September

FILASTINE - Aphasia, CHUSMA RECORDS

FILASTINE

Aphasia

CHUSMA RECORDS

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £9.99

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Cat. Number: CR0221

"Outernational electronic music producer and multimedia artist Filastine continues to trample borders and take risks with Aphasia. Delicately crafted acoustic details cascade into walls of sound. Lush vocals float above speaker-rattling bass pressure. Aphasia opens with layers of vocal harmonics pitched and slurred into percussive crescendos in Requiem 432. The Requiem video is a funeral party for the age of materialism, filmed in Cairo’s squatted necropolis, the City of the Dead. Sixty Cycle Drum opens with pulsing lofi organs infused with the hiss of tear gas, quickly transforming into the album… Read more
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FILASTINE - Aphasia, CHUSMA RECORDS

Thursday, 28 August

FELA KUTI - Fela With Ginger Baker Live! (Vinyl Reissue), Knitting Factory Records
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FELA KUTI

Fela With Ginger Baker Live! (Vinyl Reissue)

Knitting Factory Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

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Cat. Number: KFR2003-1

*Newly reissued and remastered* As the story goes, Ginger Baker, burned out byt he excess of touring with his band, left for Ghana in 1970 to spend time with his friend. While there, his ear caught the sound of Nigerian radio and he would travel into what was then a war zone to meet up with Fela Kuti, who he'd previously met in London when Fela was playing trumpet for Remi Kebaka some years prior. Ginger ended up establishing a studio in Lagos and upon return to London invited Fela for a session at Abbey Road studio to an audience of 150. The resulting recording w… Read more
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FELA KUTI - Fela With Ginger Baker Live! (Vinyl Reissue), Knitting Factory Records
FELA KUTI - Sorrow Tears & Blood (Vinyl Reissue), Knitting Factory Records
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FELA KUTI

Sorrow Tears & Blood (Vinyl Reissue)

Knitting Factory Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

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Cat. Number: KFR2030-1

"'Sorrow Tears And Blood' bookended the Nigerian army's deadly raid of the Kalakuta Republic, Fela Kuti's self-appointed state domicile, and Kuti's hostile feelings toward upper-class Nigeria are prominent on both sessions... 'Sorrow Tears And Blood', the first recording released after the Kalakuta's capture, is fiercer; the band's sound almost seeming to drip blood. Slower and more persistent, the ominous grooves here no longer bother with metaphor, crying out bluntly, "some people lost some bread, someone has just died... them leave sorrow, tears and blood." Alongside Woody Guthrie's "Struggle", this is as stirring as musical social protest gets."
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FELA KUTI - Sorrow Tears & Blood (Vinyl Reissue), Knitting Factory Records
FELA KUTI - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (Album) (Vinyl Reissue), Knitting Factory Records
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FELA KUTI

Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (Album) (Vinyl Reissue)

Knitting Factory Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

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Cat. Number: KFR2042-1

The eighties weren't known as Fela's finest period. He was under much pressure from the Nigerian government and extensive touring of the US and Europe lead to a dearth of good material. 'Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense' from 1986 is considered the exception, featuring three extended tracks of more melancholy and deeply soulful Afro-Beat expressions.
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Thursday, 07 August

NOZINJA - Tsekeleke, Warp Records
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NOZINJA

Tsekeleke

Warp Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

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Cat. Number: WAP369

*Ships Friday* Big Dog Nozinja debuts on Warp with the Shangaan burn of 'Tsekeleke'. Fresh from soundtracking the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow, 'Tsekeleke' marks Nozinja's most prominent solo release after years as the anchor of Shangaan Electro - the notorious, breakneck Afro-disco style and dance originating in Limpopo, now based in Soweto, South Africa, which was brought to wider attention via Honest Jon's seminal compilation. It's rare for indigenous African dance styles to break thru to UK and European markets, but Nozinja's music is a true Afro-accelerationst anomaly that's… Read more
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NOZINJA - Tsekeleke, Warp Records

Thursday, 31 July

VARIOUS - Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul Of Black Peru, LUAKA BOP
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VARIOUS

Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul Of Black Peru

LUAKA BOP

Format_dot_vinylLP // £19.49

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Cat. Number: LPLBOP18

**Gatefold sleeve, comes with digital download code redeemable from the label** "Once again a ground breaking album, the first Afro Peruvian music heard outside of Brazil and the album to introduce Susana Baca to the world. “This is secret music - a collection of beautiful songs and infectious grooves that’s been hidden for years in the coastal towns and barrios of Peru. It’s not the guys with flutes and drums in woolly hats - it’s music of the black Peruvian communities. Black Peruvians? Yes, Peru was involved in the slave trade too - and this wonderful, funky music is part of that legacy” - David Byrne"
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VARIOUS - Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul Of Black Peru, LUAKA BOP
TOM ZE - The Hips Of Tradition, LUAKA BOP
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TOM ZE

The Hips Of Tradition

LUAKA BOP

Format_dot_vinylLP // £18.99

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Cat. Number: LPLBOP11

**Gatefold sleeve, comes with digital download code redeemable from the label** "The amazing Tom Ze, or as he wrote to us when we were working on this album, “Should I change my name? It could be Ze Tom Ze? Or Tom Tom Ze?” This was his first newly recorded album after being ‘rediscovered’ and it’s as surprising and special as one would expect from this iconoclast. “Inspired by hard-lit and science fiction, Ze’s tick-tocking sambas and comforting cancaos range from the painfully touching to the instructably conceptual.”
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VARIOUS - Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical (Vinyl Edition), LUAKA BOP
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VARIOUS

Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical (Vinyl Edition)

LUAKA BOP

Format_dot_vinylLP // £19.49

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Cat. Number: LPLBOP1

**Gatefold sleeve, comes with digital download code redeemable from the label** “Beleza Tropical was our first release. In some ways it started the trend to compile music from other places. It was a huge success, selling over 350,000 copies, and is still referred to today by many people turned on to Brazilian culture by this landmark release. Many of the aritsts on this compilation are cultural heroes in Brazil (and deserve to be here, too). Their concerts are attended by young and old alike... almost everyone knows their names. Their music is extremely sophi… Read more
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VARIOUS - Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical (Vinyl Edition), LUAKA BOP

Thursday, 24 July

KEYBOARD - Hungry Man, Soundway Records
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KEYBOARD

Hungry Man

Soundway Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £21.49

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Cat. Number: SNDWLP065

**Super slick, synth-heavy and seductive soul-funk from Nigeria 1978. 180g vinyl reissue housed in tip on-style jacket with download code. Edition of 1000** "Originally recorded for the EMI Nigeria label and produced by legendary producer Odion Iruoje 'Keyboard' was a one-off studio project formed by Brodricks Majuwa and Isaac Digha from circa 1978. These two session men were often used at the EMI studio and played in multiple recordings that Iruoje produced throughout the era. This extremely scarce and obscure record features amongst others Ignace de Souza of the Black Santiagos from the city o… Read more
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KEYBOARD - Hungry Man, Soundway Records
VARIOUS - Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics, Nublu Records

VARIOUS

Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics

Nublu Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £22.49

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Cat. Number: NUB029LP

Baris K compiles fourteen original Turkish Psych, Disco and Folk classics now in on vinyl. As showcased on Bouzouki Joe's brilliant 'Turkish Freakout' compilations and various Finders Keepers records, Turkey had a real thirst for westernized music from the mid-late '60s onwards, infusing and hybridizing with their native melodies and tastes to create a unique form of east-meets-west pop music, to the extent that even superstars such as Johnny Hallyday were recording entire albums in Turkish specifically for the burgeoning and (at the time) prosperous market. Baris K is a… Read more
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VARIOUS - Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics, Nublu Records
SERGIO MENDES & BRAZIL '66 - Stillness: The Original Classic 1970 Brazil Album, Soul Jazz Records
"This classic and groundbreaking album was recorded in Los Angeles in 1970, at a time when Sergio Mendes was at the height of his commercial status with his incredibly successful musical blend of Brazilian flavours and American pop sensibility. ‘Stillness’ was a decisive break away from commercial pop towards a more serious and mature sound. Powerful new vocal songs such as ‘Stillness’ and ‘Righteous Life’ signified a new era in the music of Sergio Mendes. The Brazilian influence is, if anything, even more pronounced than before as Mendes and … Read more
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SERGIO MENDES & BRAZIL '66 - Stillness: The Original Classic 1970 Brazil Album, Soul Jazz Records

Thursday, 10 July

VARIOUS - Tropicalia. The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album, Soul Jazz Records
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Tropicalia. The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album

Soul Jazz Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

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Cat. Number: USLP58

"This album is the definitive statement of the Tropicalia movement in Brazil. The album’s collaborators - Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Nara Leao, Gal Costa and Os Mutantes - mixed psychedelic rock with boleros, sambas, bossa nova and jazz into a carnival-esque parade which first announced the new global sound of Brazilian music. What is stunning is that this anarchic and groundbreaking release was recorded at the height of the Brazilian military dictatorship, during an era where censorship, repression and the threat of violence was a constant i… Read more
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VARIOUS - Tropicalia. The Definitive 1968 Classic Brazilian Album, Soul Jazz Records
ANGKANANG KUNCHAI - Isan Lam Plearn, EM Records
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ANGKANANG KUNCHAI

Isan Lam Plearn

EM Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.99

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Cat. Number: EM1126LP

**Newly remastered, groundbreaking collection of hybrid Thai folk/pop. The artist's first release outside the Thai record market** "The relaunch of EM Records’ Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM Records have teamed up to deliver a new series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailand’s greatest musical legends. The first release is the seminal album Isan Lam Plearn released in 1975 by Angkanang Kunchai. This album represents a crucial moment in Thai musical history when the performance styles of Molam (*1) and Luk Thung (*2) were fused together fo… Read more
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ANGKANANG KUNCHAI - Isan Lam Plearn, EM Records
MESTRE CUPIJó E SEU RITMO - Siriá, ANALOG AFRICA

MESTRE CUPIJó E SEU RITMO

Siriá

ANALOG AFRICA

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

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Cat. Number: AALP076

*180g vinyl. Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "Collection of material from 1975 - 1982 by Brazilian artist Mestre Cupijó, entitled 'Siriá'. Siriá is a cross pollination between the music of the inhabitants of the quilombos, a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by escaped African slaves, and the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest. Mestre Cupijó has created the modernised version of this local music, which has been igniting street parties and traditional festivals across the state of Pará in Northern Brazil for decades."
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H H Y & THE MACUMBAS - Throat Permission Cut, SILO

H H Y & THE MACUMBAS

Throat Permission Cut

SILO

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.99

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Cat. Number: SILO001LP

"SILO is a new label curated by composer, producer and sound alchemists Raz Mesinai and Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, with the goal of releasing some of the most important underground sonic experiments and productions from Porto. Portugal. After meeting a decade ago, Mesinai and Saldanha both found a like minded interest in the sonic properties of underground spaces, which led to the film 'Tunnel Vision' (directed by Mesinai w/ an original score by Saldanha). Hailed as a "21st century cult classic" by composer and film enthusiast John Zorn, who later released the film on his own … Read more
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H H Y & THE MACUMBAS - Throat Permission Cut, SILO

Thursday, 26 June

VARIOUS / SUBLIME FREQUENCIES - 1970's Algerian Folk and Pop, Sublime Frequencies
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VARIOUS / SUBLIME FREQUENCIES

1970's Algerian Folk and Pop

Sublime Frequencies

Format_dot_vinylLP // £20.99

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Cat. Number: SF088LP

*The first-ever compilation outside Algeria to focus on its pop, folk and rock scene of the 1970s. Heavy and psychedelic rock, dark and moody folk-pop and stoic cinematic tracks compiled by Hicham Chadly for Sublime Frequencies. Limited edition LP in a full-color heavy gatefold jacket* Sublime Frequencies present a selection of classic tracks from Algeria's popular music history. Compiled by Hicham Chadly, this limited edition LP comes in a full-color gatefold jacket with lovely images from the period and extensive liner-notes by Omar Zelig, Algeria's most le… Read more
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VARIOUS / SUBLIME FREQUENCIES - 1970's Algerian Folk and Pop, Sublime Frequencies
VARIOUS / SUBLIME FREQUENCIES - Choubi Choubi : Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq (Vol 1) (Vinyl Edition), Sublime Frequencies
*The first Iraqi popular music compilation released to a Western audience available on vinyl for the first time. This deluxe-edition vinyl reissue features re-mastered, and in some cases, completely restored audio, revised and updated liner-notes with new artist and track information, plus four additional tracks not featured in the first CD issue* Originally released in 2005, while the U.S.-led war against Iraq was tearing the country to pieces, Choubi Choubi Vol. 1 brought a collection of incredible Iraqi music and styles that … Read more
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VARIOUS / SUBLIME FREQUENCIES - Choubi Choubi : Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq (Vol 1) (Vinyl Edition), Sublime Frequencies
VARIOUS - Congo Traditional: 1952 & 1957, SWP Records
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VARIOUS

Congo Traditional: 1952 & 1957

SWP Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £11.99

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Cat. Number: SWP046

**Remastered collection of amazing, classic African recordings made by Hugh Tracy in 1952 & 1957** "Music from another world! This collection of magnificent recordings merely touches on the richness and diversity of the traditional musics of the Congo, as found by Hugh Tracey in the 1950s. In the ensemble tracks we can hear his hand-held microphone technique, as he moves around with his one mike to highlight one instrument after the other – a kind of instant mixing. But how many of these musical traditions have been lost since they were captured on tape? Urbanisation and satelite… Read more
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VARIOUS - Congo Traditional: 1952 & 1957, SWP Records
VARIOUS - Congo Guitars 1952 & 1957, SWP Records
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VARIOUS

Congo Guitars 1952 & 1957

SWP Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £11.99

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Cat. Number: SWP045

"This is the famous Katanga guitar sound, as recorded by Hugh Tracey, based on the traditional likembe lamellaphone music of the various Luba peoples and their neighbours, who went to work in the mines and, as a result of this urbanisation, embraced 'modernism' by buying guitars. Plus three rumba tracks from Stanleyville (Kisangani), where there was a laid-back atmosphere with white and black dancing together in a flourishing nightlife, exceptional for the Belgian Congo. The recorded musicians there said they had copied the style of playing introduced from the San Salvador district in northern Angola through Leopoldville (Kinshasa)."
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VARIOUS - Congo Guitars 1952 & 1957, SWP Records