With remixes of ‘She Fish’ and ‘Right On Up (For Love)’, the Main Stem are big at Lip Service so it’s no surprise that after the Contortion Danse 12″ of a couple of months ago we get an album that finds thier Electric Church is having a post disco nu-house soft rock revival! Continue reading The Main Stem – Electric Church
Tatiana Rucinska, compiler of the Beginner’s Guide to Scandinavia (3CD box set released on Nascente in May 2011) talks us through the inspiration for her picks
Continue reading Scandinavia – Sounds from the Wilderness
DJHistory.com’s Frank Broughton and Bill Brewster (co-authors of esteemed dance bible ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ and the soon to be released ‘The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries’), the duo have gathered together some of their favourite DJs and asked/persuaded/threatened them to divulge their own secret DJ weapons – bomb away!
Continue reading V/A – Secret Weapons (DJ History)
One of the titles of the year but can veteran Marcos Valle produce one of the albums of the year – you bet as he’s estatic about this!
Continue reading Marcos Valle – Estotica
Brilliant! the new Watergate compilation has been selected by “the saviours of house”, Clement Zemstov, Damien Vandesande and Jonathan Illel (aka dOP) and this mix is one of the best!
Continue reading V/A – Watergate 06 (dOP)
Radio 1′s Gilles Peterson played a track this week from the fifth Os Ipanemas album on Far Out Recordings and although it’s a busy week, these new recordings from “the original Afro-Brazilian Kings” have rarely sounded better.
Continue reading The Ipanemas – Que Beleza
It’s here at long last! The World Cup coincides with the return of the much missed Mr Bongo label with a fantastic Brazilian football themed compilation – let the drums ring out.
Continue reading V/A – Ginga: The Sound Of Brazilian Football
It is probably a coincidence that the European release of Luisa Maita’s album chimes with the opening of Southbank Centre’s multi-arts celebration, Festival Brazil.
Continue reading Luisa Maita – Lero-Lero
Now spring has sprung, welcome to the new age of Aquarius from the Brazilian music stars Joyce Moreno and Joao Donato; “beautiful and understated” is an understatement.
Continue reading Joyce & Donato – Aquarius
Far Out release the Original Sound Track to the brilliant film Garrincha ‘Estrela Solitaria’ on CD and they couldn’t have timed it better.
Continue reading V/A – Garrincha!! Estrela Solitaria (The Lonely Star)
This is a bit of a surprise, it’s not often that you’re able to mention Mission Of Burma and Jo?£o Gilberto in the same review, but then ‘The Last Blast’ is an unusual EP.
Continue reading Thomas White – The Last Blast
Wow! Those boys at Soundway are really too good for us folks as here’s the third release in the Panama! series and there’s a hell of a fire down below.
Continue reading V/A Panama! 3 – Calypso Paname, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Topica on the Isthmus 1960-75
We’ve got Leo Gandleman to thank for this as it was his foresight to make the call to his musician chums in 1999 to record some Brazilian inspired boogie as the Brazilian Groove Band as they got down to explore the Anatomy Of Groove.
Continue reading Brazilian Groove Band – Anatomy Of Groove
I can’t believe the original New Morning was released back early last year as it still sounds fresh as a ‘new moring’ so what’s with the Deluxe Edition re-issue? We’ll it’s lots more than a new sleeve, DON’T over look this one!
Continue reading Sabrina Malheiros – New Morning : Deluxe Edition