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Year: 2013

Paris DJs

A huge stack o’ wax from Paris DJs! That was my Christmas present to myself this year! As an avid follower of all things Paris DJs for years, my well of their unmatched sounds has been dry for the past two years at least in terms of the cost-based compilations/singles they’ve released. With no Internet…

Quantic & Nidia Gongora – “Muevelo Negro” b/w “Nanguita”

On this recent double A-side, prolific and influential producer/musician Quantic collaborates with Colombian singer Nidia Gongora (who also features in his Combo Barbaro and Ondatropica groups) for a progressive and experimental take on the Pacific music of Colombia. Dance led and rhythmically complex, this modern take on a folkloric tradition brings a deep and cutting…

Psyche Origami

4 Turntables and 1 Mic. That’s Psyche Origami, a crew from Atlanta, GA who put a state-of-the-art spin on the foundations of Hip-Hop. Dubbed “head-change music,” Psyche Origami’s material walks the thin line between “conscious” music and “party” music with a live show that brings the content of the records to an even higher level.…

Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque

Sofrito, one of the UK’s leading Afro, Caribbean and Latin music party collectives, is comprised of DJs Hugo Mendez and Frankie Francis alongside The Mighty Crime Minister, who have consistently combined the serious vinyl hunter’s ear for amazing records with a stylish, accessible approach, rocking dancefloors worldwide since their inception in 2007. For their debut…

Mebusas – Blood Brothers

The reissue of Mebusas only LP, Blood Brothers. An exemplary platter that blends elements of American Soul and Funk, Psychedelic Rock, Latin, Caribbean rhythms and traditional African music. Innovative arrangements, deep rhythms and top-notch playing make this 1973 album a true classic. Mebusas – Blood Brothers; Academy, 2009