G R O O V E M E N T / MANCHESTER & BEYOND

From the heart: Daptone present Orquesta Akokán

I was lucky enough to hear a little of this courtesy of Neal Sugarman when he played Band On The Wall back in July, so had a big smile when I

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On wax / La Mambanegra: El Callegüeso y su Malamaña

Although this record came out back in March, I’ve only just come across it flicking through the racks in Piccadilly Records. I’m gutted to have missed these guys performing live

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On Wax: Daymé Arocena / Cubafonía / Brownswood

A1. Eleggua A2. La Rumba me llamo yo A3. Lo que fue A4. Maybe Tomorrow A5. Negra Caridad B1. Mambo Na’ M à B2. Cómo B3. Ángel B4. It’s Not

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On Wax: Ondatrópica / Baile Bucanero / Soundway Records

Following a successful crowd funding campaign to fund its recording and release, the second album from Quantic (aka Will Holland) and Mario Galeano’s Ondatrópica project sees a release this week on

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Preview // Brookzill: Throwback To The Future

An album ten years in the making, Brookzill! consists of the renowned DJ and producer Prince Paul, Ladybug Mecca (of Digable Planets), Rodrigo Brandão (Gorila Urbano) and producer/arranger Don Newkirk.

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Premiere + On Wax // Ostinato Records Presents: Tanbou Toujou Lou – Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz , & Electric Folklore from Haiti 1960 – 1981

  Os·ti·na·to A continually repeated musical phrase or rhythm. The most distinctive – and hypnotic – feature of African and Afro-based rhythms across the world. Aprè dans, tanbou toujou lou

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45 // Rolando Bruno y su Orquesta MIDI – Supermercado Chino (Names You Can Trust)

A lovely slice of cumbia/garage rock here from the illustrious Names You Can Trust label. Rolando Bruno sounds completely mad – read more here. Supermercado Chino by Rolando Bruno y

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Download // Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band: Havana Cool Out (Reginald Omas Mamode IV)

Download Reginald Omas Mamode IV remixes Havana Cultura Band’s Havana Cool Out as a taster for the forthcoming documentary. Check the trailer above.   Details from havana-cultura.com: The latest chapter

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Track Premiere: Sean Khan’s Samba Para Florence ft Heidi Vogel

  If you’re unfamliar with the Far Out Recordings label, you’re missing out on a world of Brazilian-influenced sounds. Their latest longplayer comes from Londoner multi-instrumentalist Sean Khan, who emerged from

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