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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.
    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,.
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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!
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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.
    Soundway reissue two rare, Parang dancefloor cuts from early 1980s Trinidad & Tobago!
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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!
    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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    'Vwayajé' collects the rare and highly sought-after mid-to-late 80s material from Guadeloupean Afro-cosmic group, Gwakasonne.
    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...
    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!
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    s/hand large format paperback
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    Good Haiti historical novel about 'the hairdersser from Haiti'
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      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.
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    **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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    Japanese producer Videotapemusic brings us another bonkers, dreamworld album release loaded with sample sources taken from old Japanese VHS tapes.
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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!
    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.
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    Zouk / island disco rarity gets the necessary vinyl issue via Favorite Recordings - includes an up-to-date club fix from Africaine 808!
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    Reissue of this KILLER, Caribbean jazz-fusion album from 1982, finally getting the necessary reissue treatment from BeauMonde Records!
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    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...
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    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.
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    Haitian roots
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    Kalita reissue Stirling March's 1985 Bahamian boogie rarity, 'Under Cover Lover'.
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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.
    Compiled by South African DJ and producer Esa Williams, 'Music To The People', compiling an exemplary selection of South African kwaito house to Brazilian zouk and Tanzanian fusion, its 10-tracks include songs by Penny Penny, Mim Suleiman, Alaska and Esa himself.
    In the years following the World War Two, Japan developed one of the most insatiable, dynamic and diverse markets for jazz. For a crucial period of little over a decade - from the late 1960s to the early 1980s - Japanese jazz culture progressed at an astonishing rate, producing an extraordinary array of artists, recordings and record labels that created...
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    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!
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    Label head, the excellent Kalbata, joins forces with five-piece band Tigris, creating a mesmerising percussion-led album inspired by African and Caribbean traditions.
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    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!
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    Dutch band YĪN YĪN strikes back with 2 new tracks still using influences from East Asian 60’s and 70’s music as their main inspiration. Colourful unique mix of psychedelic, funk and disco!
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    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...
    New LP from the youngest of the outrageously talented Deenmamode brothers (Mo Kolours & Reginald Omas Mamode IV) - Jeen Bassa. Classic beat-tape style LP, warm and woozy productions that stand out in a world saturated with bland Dilla and Madlib-esque pastiches. Heavily influenced by Bassa's Mauritian roots, the album takes you on a journey through...
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    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...