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Month: May 2012

Los Miticos Del Ritmo

Will Holland aka Quantic (playing accordion for this entire record) delivers a set of instrumental Cumbia tracks direct from Sonido del Valle, his home studio in Cali, Colombia. The tracks were laid down by his studio band, Los Miticos Del Ritmo (The Mythics of Rhythm), and recorded direct to 4-track tape to maintain the feel…

Cochemea Gastelum – The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow

Been listening to this a lot lately. Killer percussion-heavy vibes in the Funk, Afrobeat, Latin and Jazz realm from Cochemea Gastelum, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist  extraordinaire (on this platter he plays electric saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, organ, piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, vibraphone, string ensemble, drums, percussion!) for the Dap-Kings and…

Menahan Street Band

Here’s a couple of 7-inches from the mighty Menahan Street Band which feature four non-LP cuts to satisfy your soul. Drop that needle! Menahan Street Band – “The Wolf” b/w “Bushwick Lullaby”; Dunham, 2009 Menahan Street Band – “The Crossing” b/w “Every Day a Dream”; Dunham, 2011

The Funk Ark

With a superb sophomore effort, High Noon, to follow up their exceptionally-nice debut set, From the Rooftops, The Funk Ark, from Washington D.C., USA, showcase their all-encompassing sound with roots in, what else,…Funk! Shades of Afrobeat blend with bits of Latin and are all held together with a undeniable groove. Founder, composer and pianist of…

Jungle By Night

Jungle By Night is a 9-piece outfit, consisting of 15-22 year olds hailing from Amsterdam, Netherlands, who deliver an absolutely brilliant recording of Afrobeat- and Jazz-influenced vibes that hit on every cylinder. Two platters are on offer including the debut 7-inch, featuring two exclusive sides, as well as what the band has called their “mini-album”,…