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Shane Cooper & Mabuta, expanding Joburg jazz
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Shane Cooper & Mabuta, expanding Joburg jazz

The South African bassist and his band unveil Finish The Sun, a sophomore album rooted in experimentation, 70s African music and sunny mornings.   “In late 2020, I would start every day by having a cup […]

Le Tioko-Tioko, Malian funk gem rediscovered by Mr Bongo
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Le Tioko‑Tioko, Malian funk gem rediscovered by Mr Bongo

Mr Bongo announces the reedition of a rare album from Malian musician Idrissa Soumaoro, initially released in 1978. Le Tioko-Tioko, from which the banger “Nissodia” is taken, was recorded by Soumaoro and l’Eclipse de l’IJA.  […]

Boogie master Steve Monite returns with original reissue
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Only You boogie master Steve Monite returns with new reissue

Soundway Records announces the reissue of the 1984 Nigerian disco album Only You by Steve Monite, with the digital debut of single “Things Fall Apart”. The Nigerian boogie single “Only You” by Steve Monite will […]

Wally Badarou: Echoes (1984)
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Wally Badarou: Echoes (1984)

We dive into the French born Badarou’s most well known 1984 classic Echoes for a closer look at the sounds of Wally’s world.

Candido: Dancin’ & Prancin’ (1979)
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Candido’s Dancin’ & Prancin’

A look back at the bongo innovator and thousand finger man, Cándido Camero Guerra’s, 1979 Afro-Cuban disco masterpiece. Cándido Camero Guerra known simply as Candido is one of the pioneers of Afro-Cuban jazz and an […]

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Bubblegum music makes its comeback with E&S Brothers
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Bubblegum music makes its comeback with E&S Brothers

The Johannesburg-based label Afro Synth has announced a reissue of the duo, purely electronic yet un-mistakeably rooted in South African 80s disco.  When Shadrack Ndlovu and Ernest Segeel teamed up with label owner Dane Stevenson […]

Jivaro’s South African “Saturday Night Fever”
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Jivaro’s South African “Saturday Night Fever”

London-based label Kalita has announced the reissue of this 1989 bubblegum disco masterpiece. Jivaro is a bit of a mystery. A South African disco and bubblegum music band, its four members were active in the […]

Ride with Marcos Valle on his “Bicicleta”
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Ride with Marcos Valle on his “Bicicleta”

The Brazilian artist starts 2022 in true 80s spirit with a 2 track boogie reissue.  Marcos Valle has been bringing together the heritage of bossa nova and samba with psychedelia, funk, soul and electro for […]