Friday, November 29, 2013

Mammane Sani et son Orgue - Lamru

Mammane Sani – La Musique Électronique Du Niger «The original 1978 cassette (one of only two known to still exist!) was discovered in a Niger music archive by the dedicated explorer Christopher Kirkley. He connected with the creator of this lush music, Mammane Sanni Abdoulaye, to once again let it shine. Mammane is well known in Niger as his music has provided the undertone to radio and television programs for decades but his sole album has laid dormant since it’s release. Now these gentle rolls and sways of electric organ tones, transcribing traditional Wodaabe and Tuareg melodies as well as original expressions, once again roll into life and we couldn’t be happier.»Électronique-Du-Niger/release/4505053

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Womack & Womack - Teardrops (1988)

Music video by Womack & Womack performing Teardrops. (C) 1988 The Island Def Jam Music Group

GUELEWAR - Touki Ba Banjul: Acid Trip From Banjul To Dakar

GUELEWAR - Touki Ba Banjul: Acid Trip From Banjul To Dakar (Kindred Spirits Holland) Comentários: ouki Ba Banjul is a compilation of the Gambian psych sensation Guelewar who played a major part in the development of the Afro Manding sound. From 1979-1982 the band released four albums, featuring some of Gambia's best funk tunes. This official first time ever reissue features the highlights of their career. Before Guelewar, Laaye N’Gorn, the lead singer of the band, was already one of Gambia’s most celebrated artists. He was the centre figure in The Supreme Eagles, with whom he played as the main act in one of Gambia’s succesful clubs ‘The Bambo No.1 Night Club’. In return for the succes the clubmanager offered them instruments, after which they renamed their band to the Super Alligators. Due to the mixture of western influences such as soul and funk with traditional and regional rhythms like boogaraboo and sawrouba, The Super Alligators had a unique sound. The result of this blend is known as the psychedelic sound of Gambia (Senegal). In 1973 the Super Alligators decided to rename the group to Guelewar, Wolof’s for ‘noble warrior’. After a turbulent couple of years with many musicians joining and leaving the band, Laaye managed to reform the band in order to record their first album in 1977. Over the course of the following five years Guelewar released a total of four albums, which are all filled with deep psychedelic funk gems. Due to the limited pressings, these albums are very much sought after by collectors. Kindred Spirits compiles the highlights of these albums which are presented on this double LP. Touki Ba Banjul is not only a must have for collectors of African music, but for music lovers worldwide. nota do editor [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Bellse Soneek - A Tribute to Roy Ayers

Bellse Soneek (aka Kiran Vee of Fresh Cut Collective) has made a tribute to the music of one of his favorite artists and biggest influences, Roy Ayers... Vibrations... Good Vibrations... for more from [Bell-Say Saw-Neek], visit

Rapping With Paul White - The Remix EP (Free Download)

Rapping With Paul White - The Remix EP featuring stars like Guilty Simpson, Danny Brown, Tranqill, Marv Won and Moe Pope. Sick! via Mundo Urbano

KINGDOM AFROCKS- Ichikabachikaano

Friday, November 25, 2011

LARRY ACHIAMPONG - Meh Mogya (Sample Of Me)

LARRY ACHIAMPONG - Meh Mogya (Sample Of Me) (Look Mama) Comentários: This is special. The first side itches identity, family and culture via a raw, Madlibbed, fucked-up re-jigging of classic, scratchy Ghanaian highlife, lit up by sampled fighting talk from the great Kwame Nkrumah. The flip drops the same B-Boy science along Edgware Road in West London — the highlife gone, the hiphop turning spooked Bass, incorporating ambient recording and the tough poetry and pithy interjections of a bunch of Fresh Start students, and passers-by. Silk-screened sleeves; two hundred copies in all. Warmly recommended. via phonica. [Buy Here]

M'BOOM - Re Percussion (Think! Japan)

M'BOOM - Re Percussion (Think Japan) Comentários: A highly percussive little album – and the first-ever appearance of the M'Boom ensemble on record! You might know the group from their later fame under the guidance of Max Roach, but here the combo is a much more equally-assembled cast of players – featuring not just Roach, but percussionists Roy Brooks, Joe Chambers, Omar Clay, Freddie Waits, Richard Pablo Landrum, and Warren Smith! Given that lineup, you've got a group that represents the forefront of jazz and creative percussion work at the start of the 70s – and added to the mix is the ultimate freedom allowed by the Strata East label – which has the group really stretching out in these amazing ways! Things are never too free or outside, and there's always a nicely spiritual core to the record – but there is an incredible shift between percussive rhythms and melody – on instrumentation that includes vibes, tympani, xylophone, marimba, drums, and plenty of percussion – plus even and Indian flute too. And maybe coolest of all, there's even some saw, played by Omar Clay and Roy Brooks – used n a weird way that almost sounds electronic! Titles include "Heaven Sent", "Inner Passion", "Elements Of A Storm/Thunder & Wind", "Jihad Est Mort", and "Morning Noon Midday". via dusty groove. [Para Ouvir/Samples] [Buy Here]

Thursday, November 24, 2011

SHABAZZ PALACES esta Segunda-feira 28 Novembro no Music Box, Lisboa

SHABAZZ PALACES esta Segunda-feira 28 Novembro no Music Box, Lisboa
Quando ouvimos os primeiros dois EPs dos Shabazz Palaces (e mais um tema exclusivo num split de 7”), ainda em 2010, nem queríamos acreditar no quão poderosa e inesperada era a música que nos estavam a chegar aos ouvidos. Hip-hop a sério, feito por uma das suas figuras dos anos 90, o agora “renomeado” Palaceer Lazaro, ex-Digable Planets. Arquetipal vítima de indústria discográfica pré-era digital, teve tempo para projectar e concretizar uma visão completamente aparte, radicalmente fresca, e o melhor que ouvimos no hip hop esteticamente mais progressivo desde o 2º álbum dos Clipse. ‘Black Up’, editado já este ano pela Sub Pop, é um clássico instantâneo. Letras monumentais, um dos melhores MCs do mundo (ponto), produção com a música negra dos últimos cem anos memorizada e profundamente integrada na composição, e um futurismo que nada tem de protótipo – visões do amanhã hoje, altamente vividas e humanizadas. Surgiu apenas esta semana uma oportunidade de última hora de fazer já este concerto no dia 28 de Novembro (é mesmo essa a data; é assim tão em cima) e não tivemos dúvidas em aceitar de imediato. A banda vem com fé e disponibilidade, e é por tudo isto que o bilhete é tão barato para um espectáculo deste calibre. Hip hop de 2011 topo de gama, como todos os que ouviram Shabazz já sabem, mas se ainda não os conhecem não tenham hesitações – isto é música necessária. Tragam a família. Comprar Bilhete / Buy Ticket
Sítio oficial
Vídeo oficial ‘Belhaven Meridian’
Vídeo ao vivo na festa Genius Awards da Stranger

Concerto: Shabazz Palaces
Local: Music Box
Data: 28 de Novembro
Horário: 22h30
Entrada: 6€

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mundo Urbano Podcast March.11 by GuSHee

GuSHee (Pursuit Grooves & Pro-Ef) is the second International collab for Mundo Urbano. Their debut album is dropping March 8 on Otnorot Recordings. Album supported by: Gilles Peterson (BBC), Redbull Music Academy Radio, Anthony Valadez (KCRW),I-D Magazine (Thristian BPM), TrustinDust, Eavesdrop (WKDU), Dubmission, Abstract Index, Groovement, Rhythm Incursions, and now of course Mundo Urbano.