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Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016

Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016

It's been a long time since we published a mix from our beloved co-founder Loik Dury. Let's put things right with this new one without any boundaries, from acoustic to electric, with hot thangs and cold bits, some stuff quite deep but phat nonetheless, also some phat shit but deep nonetheless, music from all over the world, a touch of techno… To cut a long story short, this is a vast blend from a...

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Cultures Of Soul - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol 4

Cultures Of Soul - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.4

American label Cultures Of Soul was last featured in our Best Of 2014 selection with its superb 'Tropical Disco Hustle' compilation. We had invited COS in november 2011 for a mix of covers and in may 2012 for an African funk one. Now the label is back with a second volume of hard-to-find, disco-influenced, cosmic boogie or funk from Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica or the Bahamas, and it was high...

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The Best of 2014

It's already february 2015 and this article comes late - which always better than never! Digital sales have now become a thing of the past for many, since a bit of notoriety gets your music available for free in just a few hours after release, and since the taxation has now changed in Europe for exporting digital products (that's a 20% downfall for us in France on digital exports). Most have...

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Tropical Disco Hustle

Tropical Disco Hustle (CD/2LP, Cultures Of Soul, 2014)

If you're into the hard-to-find, disco-influenced, cosmic boogie or funk from Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica or the Bahamas, this Cultures Of Soul compilation is one you don't want to miss. Hand-picking up tunes one by one from rare-as-fuck vinyl, label honcho Deano Sounds has cooked a hard to resist tropical disco selection. None of those tracks were ever compiled before, and each would cost 50€...

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Joanne Wilson - I Got To Have You

Joanne Wilson - Got To Have You (12", Cultures Of Soul, 2014)

Released just a week prior to the 'Tropical Disco Hustle' compilation, this 12 inch collects the original and instrumental versions of Joanne Wilson's West Indies cosmic disco tune 'Got To Have You', along with a killer even-more-dancefloor remix of the same tune by Bosq of Whiskey Barons fame. With a superb custom disco series sleeve, the Cultures Of Soul label is putting out one hell of a disco...

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Stanton Davis - Isis Voyage

Stanton Davis & The Ghetto Mysticism Band - Isis Voyage (CD/2LP, Cultures Of Soul, 2014)

After the 2011 reissue of the cult 1977 jazz-funk album 'Brighter Days', Boston-based label Cultures Of Soul keeps on digging into the vaults of American trumpeter Stanton Davis. The original album is a killer, mind-blowing LP, between Pharoah Sanders and James Mason, ranging from blistering jazz-funk to sublime spiritual jazz. But a lot of tracks had to be edited to fit the original, single LP,...

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Bombay Disco - Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1970-1985

Bombay Disco: Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1970-1985 (CD/2LP, Cultures Of Soul, 2014)

DJ Brother Cleve has prepared here a stellar selection of disco bangers from Bollywood movies soundracks in the late 70s/Early 80s era. The grooves are heavily funky, and the songs really fun, with lots of great energy, making you wish you had the movies the music is extracted from to watch! Hints of Bee Gees, Boney M or Abba here, Jefferson Airplane there, or Ennio Morricone elsewhere... Teases...

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Stanton Davis Al Kent Versions

Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism - Things Cannot Stop Forever (Al Kent Version) (12", Cultures Of Soul, 2014)

US label Cultures Of Soul launched a year ago a new series of disco 12 inches records. The first release gathers two jazz-funk disco pieces from American trumpeter Stanton Davis and his Ghetto Mysticism band in 1977, previously released on the 'Brighter Days' album. The tune featured here were reworked by UK disco legend Al Kent, who went for the multi-track recordings for even more re-creation…...

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C.S. Crew - Funky Pack

C.S. Crew - Funky Pack (CD/LP, Cultures Of Soul, 2013)

Even though it was released nearly 40 years ago in Nigeria, the City Street Funk Band's only album, 'Funky Pack' is heavy heavy heavy on the FUNK. In the mid-70s in Lagos, psychedelic rock was starting to get hijacked by the mainstream, the live scene getting its kicks on juju music, and the soul/rock market mostly cannibalized by Fela's afrobeat. On the club scene, DJs were playing American funk...

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Cultures of Soul Jungle Funk

Cultures Of Soul - Jungle Funk

Cultures of Soul are proud to bring you an exclusive mix featuring unreleased material from the Afro Kelenkye Band. The mix is full of classic and rare african funk. The unreleased material by the Afro Kelenkye Band is being released by Cultures of Soul Records in a two x 45 set housed in a collectible jacket coming out on May 8th. You can pick it up at your favorite independent retailer or...

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