Monday, August 20, 2012

Lord Shorty - Vibrations Groove

Soundway have been killing it recently.  Everything, and I mean everything, they have put out in the last little while has been 100% on point - from the afro 12's to the Ondatroipica and Konkoma LP's  Now they have decided to give us all a little taste of the new Sofrito compilation that will be dropping real soon - a deep funky soca groove from Lord Shorty.  I love the way he builds this one like Memphis Soul Stew - bringing in percussion and bass all one by one until it's bubbling along like a ready-to-burst volcano.  Dig on  the free download!! Thanks Soundway

New afro heeeet!!

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - How long it go take (Mr. Moonshine Dub) 

 Oooh yeah!  You know when Mr Moonshine from the Woo-ha blog gets his mitts on the audio stems from 'How Long' by The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, he is going to be producing the goods.  And he certainy did come through for the dancefloor, hitting us with a killer little beat heavy, afro-dub flip.  We decided to give it up as a free download too so everyone's a winner!!

Kelenyke Band - Jungle Funk

Afro gems uncovered by Miles Cleret and released with the help Of Frank Gossner.  4 previously unheard tracks from Ghana's Afro Kelynke Band that have been blowing my mind.  But how did such amazing music remin unheard for so long?  Well sadly their amazing 'Moving World' LP didn't garner the attention that the band deserved and soon after recording, these tunes had to be shelved after the band ran out of money.  Now some 40 years later I'm loving this new double 7" pack.  This track, Jungle Funk is my current favourite; a mid-tempo afro burner that sounds exactly like it's name.  Have road tested it at a couple of Scatter Scatter Tropical Discotheque gigs and it has caused some serious mayhem.  Get yourself one from Northside Records today!!

Antibalas - new album!!

Antibalas are back after a few years and in better form than ever!!  Returning to producer Gabe Roth and the Daptone studio had yielded some fine results.  I don't wanna go so far as to say it's my favorite record they've done but it's gotta be a near thing.

You can dig on an edit of the title track here

And better yet here is them playing it live and in-full on KCRW

Go out and get it on vinyl people - it's the only real way to hear it.  You could come buy it from me on a Thursday down at Northside Records even!

The Cumbia Cosmonauts

 The new EP from The Cumbia Cosmonauts is killer!  Heavy beats meet Mexican tribal cumbia madness via a couple of Melbourne's best producers Moses Iten aka Saca La Mois DJ!! and Soup aka Sopa Loca.  Check out the title track...

And check the rest of the EP at The Cumbia Cosmonauts bandcamp page

And don't forget they are playing at this soon!