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Alma Afrobeat Ensemble Toubab Soul

Paris DJs Playlist - July 2012

July 2012 was cooler than the previous month on the releases side, with 25 new physical records reaching our shores (and more than 30 new digital albums). Thankfully some labels are stil putting on vinyl and CD, the kind you can touch, watch, read and cherish… Among them this month we'd like to give praise to Brainfeeder, Comet, Counter, Far Out, GUYNAMUKAT, Kept, Ninja Tune, Square and Tramp...

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Big Pimp Jones Kodoja Soundtrack

Paris DJs Playlist - June 2012

June 2012 was really amazing releases-wise: we received nearly 200 albums on all formats, including 85% of digital links, 10% of CDs sent by friendly labels BBE, Culture Clash, Far Out, Légère, Lovemonk, Perfect Toy, Q-Sounds and Ubiquity Records, one comic book with a soundtrack CD from Big Pimp Jones a 7 inch from Gizelle Smith, and the upcoming new album from The Herbaliser to be released in...

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Banda Black Rio - Super Nova Samba Funk - out on Far Out Recordings

Banda Black Rio - Super Nova Samba Funk (CD/LP/Digital) Far Out Recordings FARO159, 2011-07-04 William Magalhães forms a modern-day Banda Black Rio epitomising the spirit of his father Oberdan's original '70s Brazilian samba soul and funk group. Banda Black Rio defined the Black Rio movement now enjoying a revival headed by Magalhães' incarnation with the passion of soul and funk again linking...

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Azymuth - Aurora - out on Far Out Recordings

Azymuth - Aurora (CD/LP/Digital) Far Out Recordings FARO157, 2011-04-18 Returning to their huge old school sound, this new recording celebrates 35 years of Azymuth as "arguably the most successful band to come out of Brazil". The signature swing samba is heavier than ever with a string of unforgettable tunes: from dance-floor fillers and lush jazz to hard, grooving samba funk and warped...

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Sean Khan - Slow Burner - out on Far out Recordings

Sean Khan - Slow Burner (CD/Digital) Far Out Recordings FARO158, 2011-05-16 "Stunning new album from multi instrumentist visionary Sean Khan featuring some of the UK s most talented musicians. This record comes packed with pulsating grooves that mix contemporary urban sounds with classic jazz and Sean's incredible improvisation skills. The Soul keeps flowing, Eclectic jazz at its best, it's...

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Nicola Conte presents Viagem 3 - out on Far Out Recordings

Various - Nicola Conte presents Viagem 3 A Collection of 60s Brazilian Bossa Nova And Jazz Samba (CD/Digital) Far Out Recordings FARO156, 2011-03-28 Travelling back to 1960's Brazil the Viagem series takes its third voyage. Digging further still Brazilophile and Italian jazz don Nicola Conte has re-discovered eighteen choice rarities 1963-1970. As the global centre for all that was musically...

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Raf Vilar - Studies In Bossa - out on Far Out Recordings

Raf Vilar - Studies In Bossa (CD/Digital) Far Out Recordings FARO 155, 2011-03-07 The debut album from one of Brazil's most exciting young solo-artists. A beautiful bossa inflected record that showcases Vilar's classic songwriting flourish and modern spark. A special talent. The latest addition to Far Out's growing stable of new Brazilian talents Rafael Vilar fits in perfectly with...

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Rubens Bassini Y Los Latinos - Latino Fantastico - out on Far Out Recordings

Rubens Bassini Y Los Latinos - Latino Fantastico (CD/Digital) Far Out Recordings FARO 154, 2010-10-29 Far Out begin their classic re-issue series with a much sought after Brazilian rarity. Rubens Bassini was one of Brazil's finest and most respected percussionists and a vital component of the original Os Ipanemas and Sergio Mendes' Brazil 66, plus later 77 and 88 incarnations. This 1963 solo...

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Marcos Valle - Estática - out on Far Out Recordings

Marcos Valle - Estática (CD/LP/Download) Far Out Recordings FARO153CD/FARO153LP 2010-10-08 Original Rio beach boy Marcos Valle returns with a Brazilian masterpiece. Evoking his Carioca sound – where expansive orchestral sweep meets beautiful melody and complex harmony – Valle mixes perfect romantic bossa-pop with cinematic brass and strings. This new recording explores a six decade career that...

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Various - Far Out Spaced Oddyssey (Volumes 1 & 2) - out on Far Out Recordings

Various - Far Out Spaced Oddyssey (Volumes 1 & 2) (2xCD) Far Out Recordings FARO152DCD, 2010-07-12 Psychedelic Folk, Electronica, Jazz & Rock from the Out There Edges of Brazil. Far Out voyages through the Brazilian archives with this wild trip deep into mutated South American psychedelia, esoteric curios, and trippy electronics. Those broadcasting from the outer regions include the...

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