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    ‘Ya Raiyat’ is the product of a traditional Yemeni folk song, dismantled and reformed by El Khat and Yemeni music producer, Eyal El Wahab.
    **Upfront exclusive - limited to 300 copies!** Eiljah Minnelli is back with a second single, 'I Hope The Goats Come Back' following up on the killer 'Bebe Durmiendo Cumbia'. A unique take on cumbia, dub and reggae inna D.I.Y. style. His first single sold out quick - don't miss!
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    Yukihiro Takahashi's sophisticated city funk classic released in 1978 when he had just joined YMO. Co-produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and featuring Haruomi Hosono, Minako Yoshida and Tatsuro Yamashita. First ever issue of the hard to find classic, outside of Japan, via Wewantsounds!
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    Matasuna Records reissue another musical jewel from Peru on 45 for the first time. Both were recorded by the band Bossa 70 originally released on their self-titled, Philips records released album of 1970.
    Reissue of an obscure Martinique release that fuses western jazz traditions with the ancestral folk music of Bélé from the Lesser Antilles islands of the Caribbean.
    Reissue of this 1985 release that was originally released on a now very rare 7" on CAP records. This release from creole-speaking, French reggae band, Cap'tain Creole touches on Afro, rock, funk, reggae and the post disco/boogie sounds that were happening in France at the time.
    Reissued third album by India's best known psychedelic-rock ensemble, in its entirety. The companion piece Now-Again's 'Atomic Forest' anthology, 'Obsession'. Features wild covers of Deodato, Stevie Wonder and includes the tune 'Spectrum' - the heaviest Indian psych-funk jam unearthed to date!
    Bredda David Obi set out to change that in 1984 with the release of his debut LP No Fear, and the introduction of a new Belizean groove he called kungo (or cungo). A mélange of traditional Belizean brukdown music and sprinklings of the rock, funk, calypso and reggae he had played in various bands during his years as a journeyman musician in the United...
    Broken Belief’ brings together a selection of stunning ambient / environmental recordings by Japanese multi-instrumentalist Toshfumi Hinata drawn from a body of work originally recorded between 1985-1987.
    Amazing, obscure, psychedelic, Yemenite folk 45 from Israeli based vocalist and musician Havazelet Ron. Originally released in 1960, now reissued via Todres Records.
    Haitian roots
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    Strut continues its essential compilation series of Indian Ocean sounds with ‘Alefa Madagascar’, the first compilation to document the unique culture of salegy, soukous and soul music on the island during the ‘70s and ‘80s.
    Tropical house, boogie and disco mixes of two key tracks from Guts' album ‘Philantropiques’ produced by Poirier (Ninja Tune) and Voilaaa. Inc. an extra instrumental and two previously unreleased tracks - the vocal version of 'Senou Menm' and 'L’Originie du Monde'. Ace!
    Deep Roots venezuelan group
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    Numero reissue this HUGELY in demand and mega-rare Indian soul / disco / funk gem from 1982! In a word: ESSENTIAL!
    17 party-starting cuts of soca crossover, rapso, electronic calypso, and Caribbean ‘soca-soul’ that sit alsongide the resurgence of burger-highlife, digi-reggae, soukous and zouk. Compiled by Soundway and Jeremy Spellacey (Spacetalk).
    Reissue of The Baroque Jazz Trio's 1970 cult classic self titled debut. A psychedelic blend of Baroque, free-jazz, Indian classical and various other outernational sounds - great stuff!
    Reissue of this extremely hard-to-find 12" single from Lebanese composer, pianist, playwright and political commentator Ziad Rahbani. 'Abu Ali' is musician's foray into American disco, soul and funk, with a 10-minute epic that fuses Arabic orchestration around an atmospheric disco groove and cosmic synthesizer lines. Includes 'Prelude (Theme from Mais...
    Edgar Valcárcel is responsible for introducing locally the new languages of the international musical avant-garde, in a meeting with the legacies of Peruvian native music, where the folkloric material was used under very free and abstract conceptions - for the first time on vinyl!
    Landmark album in Afro-Venezuelan music available on vinyl for the first time! Originally released in 2017 on CD; most of the music on the album is in the style of 'Parranda', a traditional Venezuelan genre that literally translates into party. However, not every song is about joy and celebration as the band often sing about many of the most painful...
    Before the Khmer Rouge took power in 1975, unleashing a horrifying genocide, Cambodia had one of the most vibrant and exciting music scenes in Asia. With a mixture of traditional Khmer music and a myriad of western genres (from French and latin music, to rock-and-roll , rhythm-and-blues, surf, psychedelia, soul and many more) the few pre-75 Cambodian...
    Following on from the essential 'Synthesize the Soul', Grupo Pilon represents the second chapter of the Krioulu diaspora story. In smaller pockets, second generation musicians were independently contributing to one of the most lush periods of cultural innovation by immigrants in Europe. This album focuses on the six most powerful songs from Pilon’s...
    Wicked, Indian disco versions of Donna Summer's 'Love To Love You Baby' and Michael Jackson's 'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough', originally recorded in 1981 and 1982.
    Caribbean sounnds
    Musical hybrid, rooted in multiple territories, Pixvae was formed the intention to confront the traditional musics from the Pacific coast of Colombia, with the European jazz stream and its rock and noise sonorities.
    Third release in in Olindo Records 'Venezuelan' series of 45s. Featuring two original compositions by Caracas based multi-instrumentalist and composer, Isaac Sasson backed with a killer remix on the flipside by London producer and drummer, Hector Plimmer of Albert's Favourites!
    Atangana Records presents its 4th releases, beginning a new collaboration with Henri Debs & Fils imprint. With this compilation EP, gathering rare and unpublished titles, Déni Shain and his team aim to dust off the archives of the label and allow as many people as possible to discover the pearls of the French Caribbean Islands.
    Minyo Crusaders rework historic Japanese folk songs with Latin, African, Caribbean and Asian rhythms on their debut album, 'Echoes of Japan'.
    Debut album from Amsterdam five piece, The Mauskovic Dance Band who fuse no-wave, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and space disco. Entirely self-produced, the band has reiterated their favourite elements of the 70s legacy of the Afro-Latin psychedelic music of Colombia and Peru - killer release!
    Names You Can Trust signing, Los Taxis dedicate their 'cumbia sonidera' style to the bustling taxi-culture of NYC!
    A superb compilation of exceptional experimental Molam from Thailand by producer Soonthorn Chairatanachot, previously only released as a short run of 45’s on his private label Khaen Sang, and featuring only members of his family. The Khaen Sang label released no more than seven 45's, of which the best tunes are compiled on this release.
    'Suphanburi Soul' is the long awaited compilation of the magnificent works of Kwanjit Sriprajan - The First Lady Of Lae Music. Lae is traditionally played during religious ceremonies in temples across Thailand, and Kwanjit Sriprajan 70's recordings of the genre are the funkiest sounds around. This compilation features a selection of her work previously...
    If you've seen Soul Jazz Records' Kanaval book - here is an eye-witness look at the carinival in Haiti
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    Femina channels blissed out, harmony-soaked soul music with a purpose. Lyrically poignant with hip hop and Latin influences, ‘Perlas & Conchas’ is the group’s third album and, unlike previous long players, is primarily an electronic statement, recorded and produced by British producer and musician, Quantic and features Iggy Pop!
    Ultra-rare jazz-funk/fusion album from 1975 by Japanese drummer, Akira Ishikawa. Featuring percussion-heavy versions of ‘Let’s Start’, ‘Bongo Rock’ and ‘Pick Up The Pieces’. ‘Back To Rhythm’ was the final recording in Ishikawa’s African-influenced period.
    Wewantsounds continue their ambitious Akiko Yano reissue program with the release of 'Japanese Girl', her landmark debut album from 1976. Backed by Little Feat (with Lowell George) and by the cream of Japanese musicians (including Haruomi Hosono), 'Japanese Girl' is one of the most important Japanese albums of the 70s, mixing pop, rock, Japanese folk...
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    Coladera releases its second album, presenting the various styles of lusophone music. Led by Brazilian guitarist Vitor Santana and João Pires, who also sings and plays guitar. Brazil, Portugal and Cape Verde resound in the beguiling songs of this acoustic trio. Latin American and African tinged rhythms, connected by the Portuguese language - recommended!
    Deep stuff!
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    The third and last EP from Blundetto’s album ‘Slow Dance’, featuring remixes from French artists, Patchworks and Voilaaa who drops a heated, kompa style remix!
    Nicola Cruz explores the sounds of his home continent on his latest album. 'Siku' features the rich, cumbia rhythms of Colombia alongside the melodies and rhythms of Brazilian samba. Recommended.
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    1st Edition 1972 Hardback w/ no dustjacket ok condition
    For Cubans, El Tipo Este is the pioneer of all things hip-hop. As founding member of Obsesion, one of the nation’s most notable hip hop exports. Early champions of his music included Gilles Peterson, who selected a track to include in his ‘Havana Cultura; New Cuba Sounds’ compilation. Hot off the heels of this, El Tipo Este was enlisted to assemble...
    Original Guadeloupe, West Indies - roots steel band on Disques Debs
    **3xLP compilation limited to 300 copies!** A KILLER compilation of tracks from The ON label which was active in South Africa between 1987-1992, an era following the end of the apartheid regime and defining the kwaito and bubblegum sound of Young Black South Africa in the early 90s.
    Having previously reissued Mkwaju Ensemble's inspired 1981 debut 'Ki-Motion', WRWTFWW turns its attention to their equally impressive follow-up from the same year, 'MKWAJU'. The album sees the Japanese trio - whose members included legendary percussionist and ambient artist Midori Takada - indulge in hypnotic, Steve Reich-influenced minimalism, new...
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    Reissue of Akiko Yano's 1981 synth-pop masterpiece, 'Tadaima'. Co-produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and features the YMO musicians: Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Sakamoto.
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    This is the second collection of music from Venezuela in the 1970s and beyond to be released on Soul Jazz Records. The album once again features innovative figures in the history of underground Venezuelan music, mostly unknown outside of their home country – their music a blending of progressive rock, jazz, experimental electronics and disco –created...
    Born Bad Records present this killer fifteen track completion of deep biguines and Gwo Ka from the ‘60s French West Indies. Biguine is a rhythmic style of music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique in the 19th century, which fuses 19th-century French ballroom dance steps with African rhythms. Gwo Ka combines responsorial singing in Guadeloupean...
    Louis Xavier is a complete artist, sincere and talented. He is at the same time: bassist, guitarist - bassist, author - composer, arranger, conductor, prolific and influential part of the Parisian scene since the 70 's. His approach is simple: from compositions and arrangements expressing his experience as an Afro-Caribbean immigrant, he establishes...