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Venezuela 70 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth - Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s

Venezuela 70 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth - Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s (CD/2LP, Soul Jazz, 2016)

English label Soul Jazz Records released this summer a collection of experimental rock recorded in Venezuela in the 1970s, at a time when oil was flowing in abundance and consequently culture rather well subsidized. However, this music had never really got out of the country until now, it's really a beautiful discovery. As for example the piece from Angel Rada, 'Panico A Las 5AM' : on a first...

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Fanfare Ciocarlia - 20

Fanfare Ciocarlia - 20 (2LP, Asphalt Tango Records, 2016)

If you should own only one record from the fastest brass band in the world, it's this one! Romanian Fanfare Ciocarlia celebrate their 20 years anniversary with a gargantuan double vinyl LP collecting 26 of their best tunes, served with a 20 pages photo booklet. You'll rediscover the delirious and overpowerful covers of the 'James Bond Theme', of 'I Put A Spell On You', or of one of the best ever...

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Ahmed Malek - Musique Original De Films

Ahmed Malek - Musique Original De Films (CD/LP, Habibi Funk, 2016)

A true discovery for the uninitiated, Ahmed Malek is the one who's called the Algerian Ennio Morricone. His groovy movie soundtracks from the 1970s, a delightful blend of arab jazz, funk and psychedelic pop, were collected by the Ministry of Information & Culture into a double LP released in 1978, whose best pieces are gathered here along with a few unreleased tracks, some photos coming from...

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Gypsy Hill - Our Routes

Gypsy Hill - Our Routes (CD, Batov Records, 2014)

London-based producers DJ Kobyashi and Herbert Newbert play a blend of balkanese, gypsy, hip hop & bass music. Their band Gypsy Hill is a 7-piece drum & brass ensemble, clearly aiming for the summer's festivals. Those guys have digested the electro-swing revival that followed Emir Kusturica's soundtracks' success. They've also been through hip hop, ska, funk, jazz and a lot of other...

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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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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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Baeshi Bang Old School K-Pop Revisited

Baeshi Bang - Old School K-Pop Revisited (CD EP, Bruit Chic, 2014)

Sax player and multi-instrumentalistEtienne de la Sayette launches a new project just like you decide to put on a new shirt. We've talked about the ethio jazz of Akalé Wubé many times, but there's also Frix, Gulab Ja Moun, Camarão Orkestra… and for sure many more in preparation. The man just never stops. If he's not touring, he's recording and producing. Baeshi Bang is one of his iconoclastic...

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The Bombay Royale The Island of Dr Electrico

The Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr Electrico (CD/LP, Hopestreet Recordings, 2014)

Two years ago, we introduced our readers/listeners to the sound of The Bombay Royale with their first album 'You Me Bullet Love', evoking The Budos Band with tablas on acid in a Sergio Leone movie, or Quentin Tarantinow doing the soundtrack for a Bollywood movie… The Melbourne-based band is now back with a second long player, 'The Island Of Dr Electrico', an addictive new blend of 70s Indian or...

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Calibro 35 News 2013

What's Up With Calibro 35 ?

An email interview with Calibro 35 We left our favourite Italian funksters last year with their superb 'Any Ressemblance...' album, and have asked them a few questions about their recent releases, new album and single, and upcoming video... What's Up With Calibro 35 - September 2013 01. November 2012 - What's up with the 10 inch on Tannen Records, "Dalla Bovisa A Brooklyn" ? Never seen...

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The Bombay Royale You Me Bullet Love

The Bombay Royale - You Me Bullet Love - out on HopeStreet Recordings

You might remember Sote Sote Adhi Raat, the first taste of this album from The Bombay Royale, a bonkers Bollywood Disco track we played in our Block Party 2011 end-fo-the-year mix. Or the album opener, Monkey Fight Snake featured in our Bag of Goodies Vol.5 mix, which sounds like The Budos Band with tablas on acid in a Sergio Leone movie. Maybe you've heard our Friday Night Session mix for Andrew...

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