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Month: June 2012

Nickodemus – Moon People

Nickodemus dropped his new platter, Moon People, on the world this week. The precursor to this set, Sun People, saw him blending Balkan, Puerto Rican, Indian, African, Brazilian, and Jamaican sounds with electronic club beats and this offering is a natural extension of that work, an album for night people, with a global groove perfect…

Colombia 45s

Reaching back to the 1960s for six original Cumbia & Gaita recordings from the authentic countryside porro of the Colombian cowboys, Banda 20 de Julio Repelon, to the legendary Discos Fuentes bass player and his group, Pedro Laza y Sus Pelayeros, whose fame stretched through Colombia, Peru & Venezuela to the sounds of La Sonora…

Jazz Juice

The man called Gilles Peterson, now a legendary digger, DJ and radio host, first came on to the scene with this fantastic set of releases on the Street Sounds label. The sounds contained on these expertly-compiled sets brought forth a renewed interest in Jazz throughout the mid-’80s and the selections encompass a range of styles.…

Monophonics – In Your Brain

San Francisco-based Monophonics recently stepped foot into Killion Sound studios and cranked out another killer set of tunes. From heavy Funk eardrum crushers to smoothed out Soul with doses of their trademark psyched-out sounds laced throughout, this platter marks another stellar addition to their output. Check the sounds on the cover of the Ike Turner…

Grant Phabao and Djouls – 21st Century Afro Spectacular Series

Need Afro-inspired vibes in your life? Look no further as Grant Phabao and Djouls have recently served up not one, but two additional installments to their 21st Century Afro Spectacular series. The platters are chock-full of keenly-selected and expertly-mixed tunes with a running time of nearly five hours across the sets. Toss their ‘Extravaganza’ edition,…