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    Sounds Of The Universe Exclusive: Dub Cumbia Music 7" D.I.Y. Style Venn Diagram is the third in a trilogy of 7-inches from Breadminster County Council’s Elijah Minnelli, whose production style has made its home in the intersection between UK Bass, Dub, Cumbia and Eastern European musical traditions. The track follows on from the musical precedent...
    Party-starting, modern-day cumbia vibes from the leaders of the scene, Frente Cumbiero!
    • 7"£13.00
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    An essential primer for those with an interest in Japanese popular music culture and, specifically, the 'Wamono' sound - the cream of the Japanese funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the decades since the end of the 60s in Japan. A exemplary selection by Japanese super diggers and Wamono specialists DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite and...
    • LP (180 gram)£26.00
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    Reissue of this killer funk/beat album, 'Jump Uptight' by Zorro Five - a South African band who won the “Best Beat Group” at the 1971 South African Recording Industry Award for this album. The single 'Reggae Shhh!' b/w 'Reggae Meadowlands' was an underground hit in the UK!
    Shiran breathes familiar but new life into Yemeni traditional songs in a stripped back and acoustic set with a backdrop of string, wind and percussion instruments like the oud, kawala and kanun. Where , previously, her music used various western pop tropes, her latest tows a much more modest line in respect of the original songs and compositions some...
    Tokyo-based ten-piece and wild Japanese folk-song fusionists Minyo Crusaders join forces with Colombian cumbia radicals Frente Cumbiero on this release that fuses ancient Japanese folk songs with heavyweight Colombian styles.
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    Absolutely stunning and ultra-rare Chilean psychedelia / folk from 1971!
    **Limited 10" album pressing via Analog Africa!** In 1976, seven Cabo Verdean musicians going by the name Voz Di Sanicolau gathered in a small recording studio in Rotterdam where they laid down this album of fearsome coladeira songs inspired by the music of their home island of S o Nicolau.
    • 10"£24.00
      180g 10" vinyl LP pressing in a gatefold sleeve. Limited edition
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    Tropical bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue condense their operations to DNGDNGDNG on these four immediate club tracks for On The Corner!
    Mr Bongo reissue 'Jazz Rock', originally released on RCA in 1973, Jazz Rock marries Japanese Min’yō folk rhythms performed on shakuhachi – bamboo flute – and koto, with spiritual jazz elements and funk-driven drums! Ace!
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    Eagerly awaited album from the maverick Kutiman, based on field recordings he made in Tanzania of local musicians, then manipulated, layered and expanded in his home studio. Highly recommended!
    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£24.00
      • Limited 180g 'splatter' vinyl - 300 units only
      • Gatefold sleeve
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    The brilliant Death Is Not The End label digs deep to pull out some raw Sufi-Flamenco recordings from 1962, by the late Aziz Balouch.
    Arepa 3000 is a studio album Venezuelan jazz troupe, Los Amigos Invisibles. It was released in 2000 on Luaka Bop and re-issued exclusively for RSD.
    BACK IN STOCK!!Light In The Attic dig deeper into the sounds of bubble-era Japan with their superb 'Pacific Breeze 2' compilation! From the proto-City Pop funk of Bread & Butter and Eiichi Ohtaki to the crate-digger favourites Eri Ohno and Piper, the latest entry in Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series brings another set of sought-after tunes,...
    • 2×LP Deluxe vinyl£39.99
      Housed in a deluxe wide spine jacket with full colour inner sleeves
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    Stunning 13-track compilation of 70s music from Mauritius that evolved from the original sega genre - the music of the slaves as well as their descendants, sung to protest against injustices in Mauritian society.
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    Greek band, Evritiki Zygia, preserve and evolve the Thracian musical tradition. Forms of arrangement different than the ones used in local feasts and festivals, were introduced giving more spaceto the dynamics of the instruments and allowing musicians to show both their improvisational and compositional skills. The distinctively psychedelic element...
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    The highly sought-after Japanese 'imaginary' disco-funk soundtrack from 1977, featuring the cream of the Tokyo scene. Officially reissued for the first time outside of Japan via WeWantSounds. Essential!
    • LP£22.99
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    'Moerarie Morei Atjara' is the new style of traditional “Hindoestan” (Indian diaspora in Surinam) music and Cumbia. Taking the music of underground Surinam musician and empresario A. Bechan for an explorative excursion into the depths of the Colombian caribbean coast, this explosive combination raises the bar unquestionably. Equally weird, groovy...
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    'Platanito' is an uncompromised crossover between classic 70’s style funk, Ghanian / Nigerian Highlife and Angolan Semba. Backed with a the killer instrumental cut, 'Guacuco' that incorporates a healthy dose of African and Brazilian percussion!
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    "The music of the Colombian Pacific is one of the greatest treasures of Colombia and its African past, but not many people remember the songs recorded on anthologies, which are largely a forgotten chapter of Colombia’s musical history. It comprises genres such as currulao and chirimia and many others that are yet to be discovered by most Latin music...
    • 2×LP£29.99
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    "Released at the height of the electric fusion era in 1976, ‘Stop Over’ is an all-acoustic hard bop killer, sounding like the Jazz Messengers on speed! When it was originally issued on the private Smile label in 1976, only 100 copies were pressed, making ‘Stop Over’ one of the most sought after and rare LPs in the J-Jazz canon."
    • 2×LP£21.99
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    This is the debut album from Conjunto Papa Upa, channeling influences from Suriname, Curacao, Cabo Verde, Portugal and Venezuela. This futuristic blend of sounds is reflective of Papa Upa itself, made up of musicians from Venezuela, Uruguay, Cuba and The Netherlands.
    Analog Africa focus in on fourteen mind-blowing Cumbia masterpieces - many of which have never seen wide release outside the Amazonian region! If you travel up the Amazon, past the city of Manaus and past the Brasilian/Peruvian border, you will eventually reach the city of Iquitos. It was here that Werner Herzog filmed Fitzcarraldo, the visionary epic...
    • LP + Download Code£23.99
      Limited edition LP in gatefold sleeve. Inc. poster and download code
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    • Original LP£6.99
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK Vinyl
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    The first album from iconic Venezuelan musician and producer Daniel Grau in more than 30 years! Released on new label El Palmas out of Barcelona, fusion, electronic smooth Jazz and spacey disco interweave seamlessly. Includes digital download with 2 extra tracks!
    • LP + Download Code£17.99
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    Cosmic experimental music from the tropics!The greatest works of the cult Venezuelan electronic pioneer Angel Rada, carefully restored and compiled for the first time on double vinyl plus download voucher with 7 extra rare tracks!
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    Bongo Joe focus on the golden age of these island’s sounds. 16 tracks selected for the dancefloors! The two Portuguese-speaking African islands of Sao Tomé and Principe, located in the Gulf of Guinea, created an unique music called Puxa - a refined mixture of various musical components from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A blend of Semba, Merengue,...
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    Bongo Joe continue their focus on music from the Sega islands, with part two in their compilation series. Killer selection of pearls from the golden age of music from Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion Island.
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    Afro-Peruvian music, also known as "musica criolla", finds its roots in West African music, Spanish and European genres and native musical traditions from Peru. After a long struggle to preserve it through oral means over generations, a renewed interest in those rhythms and melodies arose in the 1950s. The dance company Peru Negro won the main award...
    Due to its extremely complex history, Taiwan in the 70´s saw the creation of some incredibly special music in which the sounds coming at the moment from the west collided with the special sensitivity of Taiwanese musicians, creating a delicious mixture you'll need to hear to believe! 'Taiwan Disco' shines a light on the music created by Taiwanese women...
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    Reissue of Japanese band BE-2's album 'Minimum In Survivable Human Race Unit', composed between 1982 and 1984. Available now on vinyl for first time, and featuring unreleased tracks. A blend of of proto-techno, noise, ambient, channelling Manuel Gottsching, Ashra Temple, Klaus Schulze, and The Durutti Column,.
    • LP£24.99
      Limited edition of 200 copies
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    EXCELLENT original roots Haitian voodoo drums + flute. Really good, authentic, Voodoo drums lP from 1979 - mint! MINT SEALED OPENED ONCE Original = USA LP Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- in shrink 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
    • Original LP£35.00
      Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
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    First anthology dedicated to one of the most important figures in Guadeloupean music! Erick Cosaque is a singer-percussionist and leading figure of Gwo Ka, the traditional Guadeloupean music with a social and cultural dimension. Long awaited release for diggers, collectors and DJ's alike.
    • 2×LP£24.99
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    Soundway reissue two rare, Parang dancefloor cuts from early 1980s Trinidad & Tobago!
    • 12"£9.99
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    Heavy zouk double-sider! Both tracks taken from Daniel Dimbas' 1985 'La Differencia' album with Palms Trax and Rush Hour's Antal on edit duties!
    • 12"£7.99
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    A collection of frenetic 'funána' tracks from the 90s, composed and performed from artists dwelling on the Atlantic islands of Cabo Verde.
    The man who invented the Polka plays it up on the organ for King Records
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      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl,
      100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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    'Vwayajé' collects the rare and highly sought-after mid-to-late 80s material from Guadeloupean Afro-cosmic group, Gwakasonne.
    • 2×LP£25.99
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    Buda Musique deliver the first vinyl release for Maloya music royalty, Danyel Waro's seminal album 'Bwarouz'. Originally released in 2001 and previously available only on CD.
    Ho Chi Minh City based band, Saigon Soul Revival has been bringing alternative pre 1975 music from Saigon back to the stage since 2016 with their live performances. Honouring the original composers, singers and the golden era from which this music (Nhạc Vàng) came, while applying new arrangements and interpretations of old Vietnamese songs with tight...
    Originally released on Crammed in 1991, Zap Mama's acapella debut album has become a classic, and influenced hosts of vocalists and musicians around the world; appearing here on vinyl for the first time!
    'Animals Garden' by Miyasaka + 5 was originally issued in 1979 on the cult private Japanese label ALM and is reissued for the first time via BBE!A one-off project led by master drummer Takashi 'Bear' Miyasaka and features a powerful and progressive jazz group including saxophonist Koichi Matsukaze. The four extended tracks exemplify the high standard...
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    Swiss troupe, Amami, drop a wicked blend of dancehall and driving Afrobeat vibes - killer, party-starting release via Bongo Joe!
    Yin Yin find a magical sweet spot between disco-funk and powerful “Thai beat”. Characterised by hippie drum machines and surf guitars, this album could be the wild soundtrack of a free-spirited commune in the South China Sea. Ace!
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    A retrospective of classic, sought-after and early and current recordings Japanese house producer and Soichi Terada affiliate, Shinichiro Yokota!
    • 2×LP£17.99
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    s/hand large format paperback
    • Original Book (500g)£10.00
      Secondhand paperback book
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    Good Haiti historical novel about 'the hairdersser from Haiti'
    • Original Book (400g)£20.00
      1956 Ist Edition UK hardback with dustjacket some ageing - pretty good considering 63 years old!
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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.
    • 7"£9.99
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