Older samba tunes, remade and remixed – in a style that recalls the approach of some of the bossa remix work in recent years! The album uses lots of core bits from older recordings – interspersed with some nice electronic touches and effects – and given the organic joy of most ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
An incredible full length set from Amp Fiddler – and the kind of record that's well worth all the hype it's been getting! Think of this one as Stevie Wonder for the 21st Century – keyboards and vocals taking off in a rocketship for the future, yet packed to the brim with all the best ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Attica Blues/Shinichi Osawa —
Oh La La La ... CD Toys Factory (Japan), 1998. Used ...
A wonderful bit of funkiness from Attica Blues and Shinichi Osawa from Mondo Grosso! The CD's a 7 track e.p. – with 6 mixes of the heavenly soul cut "Oh La La La", a remake of Tina Marie's classic, done with heavy hip hop beats, great warm instrumental samples, and excellent female ... read moreCD
A great new set from Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom – an excellent player, who, apart from a few albums on Artista in the early 80s, has never really gotten his dues! In the intervening years since those albums, Broom's increased his capabilities tremendously – taking off from his Grant ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
One of the best funk records to ever come out of England! Corduroy later devolved into a rock-ish kind of group – but on this debut album, they were a tight funky combo, with an organ and clavinet mod sound that still holds up damn well over the years. Their songwriting is great, and the ... read moreCD
Cubismo are an Italian band who play Latin – mostly in a fairly traditional way, but with touches of some of the newer grooves that have been infusing the Italian scene during the past decade. This live set stick fairly close to their roots – and features Latin jazz versions of "Gr ... read moreCD
A great little solo set from reedman Cochemea Gastelum – a member of the mighty Dap Kings organization, stepping out here in a bold sound that's all his own! There's definitely plenty of Dap-styled funk in the set – but the record also features lots of other twists and turns too – ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
A stunning new album from Ethiopian singer Gigi – working here with Bill Laswell to craft a batch of timeless grooves sung in her native Amharic. There's a universality to the music – not just because of Laswell's talent for crafting a globally oriented groove, but also because Gigi's ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreCD
Lovely work from Bebel Gilberto – her debut for Verve – which in a way, brings her home, given that Verve released so many great records in the 60s from Brazilian artists with boundary skirting appeal! Bebel's work has never lacked warmth, but she's bringing even more of it to this set ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
A funky fusion of post-millenium Brazilian club groove and contemporary hip hop from Marcelo D2! MD2 does a great job of demonstrating the all inclusive groove at the core of disparate musical elements. Almost every tune has a sound rooted in percussive samba, but the vibe stretches through ... read moreCD
Mia Doi Todd —
Gea ... CD City Zen, 2008. Used ...
A set of sweetly spun psych folk tunes from Mia Doi Todd – really intimate stuff that's hypnotic and moving all the way! Mia's working here in a earthy story song mode, playing guitars and a gentle wave of harmonium all the way through the record – laid down wondfully by producer ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreCD
Spacey, downtempo, and seductive grooves from Brazilian producer Apollo Nove – graced here with some extra vocal help from Seu Jorge, Cibelle, Ceu, and Tita Lima! The sound's relatively airy throughout – kind of a Brazilian exploration of modes that have been filtering out from the ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
Suba & Others —
Tributo ... CD Six Degrees/Ziriguiboom, 2002. Used ...
A wonderful tribute to Suba – the underground electronician who's had such a strong effect on the sound of Brazilian grooves over the past decade or so. Suba's lifetime journey – from Yugoslavia, to Paris, to Brazil – left him with a wealth of cultural influences, and at the time ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Comes in a nice hardcover book with color photographs.)
Mauricio Takara —
Conta ... CD Desmonta (Brazil), 2007. Used ...
(Out of print, some light wear to jewel case.)
Suzuki ... CD G Stone (Germany), 2000. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Spare tracks blending washes of sound and funky beats – in a mode that's similar to the classic G-Stoned ep by Kruder & Dorfmeister, which is no surprise, since Richard Dorfmeister's one half of Tosca! The tracks build nicely, in an effect that's one of our favorite in modern production ... read moreCD
After the success of the US3 hit "Cantaloop", Blue Note embraced the "let's sample our classics, and turn them into new dance hits" philosophy, and put together this full album that features modern DJs and producers remixing older works by the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Bobby ... read moreCD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)
The Brazilian vibe continues to spread worldwide, as a host of French and European producers go to town on a great set of tracks tinged with the sound of Brazil! This one's a lot more open-ended than some of the other sets on the market with a similar approach, in that the tracks don't necessarily ... read moreCD