Daymé Arocena: Sonocardiogram

Daymé’s new work is the perfect post-summer comedown, what Brownswood calls a ‘vivid return to her Havana roots’. Self-producing, she’s stripped back her sound backed by a killer band but

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Groovement Podcast: Ms Puerto Rico – We Out Here

Good friend of Groovement Ms Puerto Rico drops a mix for us ahead of her appearance at We Out Here festival this weekend. An hour of Pan Latin/Carib/Afro vibes. Old

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Groovement Premiere: El Tipo Este & Al Quetz join forces for La Revancha De La Manana

I first started following Quetzal’s work back in 2006 when he released the Tribute project with Onra (also the first work I’d heard from that particularly excellent beat maker too), his

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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: 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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Marcos Valle: Estatica repress and Euro tour

Modern Rio at its best… This was originally released in 2010 as Marcos Valle’s fourth original recording for the Far Out Recordings label (an amazing hub of Brazilian music). Born

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