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Month: January 2014

Captain Planet – Mystery Trip Vol.1

Captain Planet’s Mystery Trip Vol.1 is burnin’ up the hi-fi right now. With obscure sounds ripped from vinyl, then sliced, diced, chopped and skewed with a hefty injection of original production, programming and homegrown field recordings from his travels around the world, this 45-minute multi-generational sonic journey touches on sounds from Senegal, Jamaica, Ghana, Puerto…

Quantic – Luanda Sonó

Quantic’s Luanda Sonó mixtape which he describes as “…a selection of a handful of Angolan 45s that have proven their spirit & longevity in my record collection. Here’s to the slap-echo guitars, scratchy dikanza, hope, aspiration and musical beauty that flowered from Luanda. This sound has long informed the systems of Barranquilla and parallels cumbia,…

Question – Favela EP

Been following Analogue Studies and the man called Question for quite some time now. Jazz-heavy beats that have kept my head noddin’ for days. For the New Year, he dropped the Favela EP which is an ode to Brazilian sounds. Despite being a short set, clocking in at just under 13 minutes, everything is on…

Roger Rivas – Autumn Breeze

Just found out about and picked up Roger Rivas’ latest pressing, Autumn Breeze. The set features Rivas, from the Aggrolites, Los Bullets and more, on organ and melodica; Style Scott, from Roots Radics, Creation Rebel, Dub Syndicate and more, on drums; and Noe Santana, from Los Bullets, on guitar. Unlike his Organ Versions Vols. 1…

Brooklyn Rocksteady

Brooklyn Rocksteady delves into the Ska and Rocksteady scene found in this New York City borough. It stretches back to the early days when Moon Ska reigned king, then shares some history of Version City during its time in the city and finally takes a look at the present-day scene. King Django, Vic Ruggerio, Dave…