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Gotan ProjectLa Revancha Del Tango (US version – with bonus disc) ... CD
XL/Beggars, 2001. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
The slinky sound of the tango gets updated into some great electric funky grooves – a pivotal recording for the French scene, and one of the gems of the past few years! The record takes the classic Argentinian tango approach, infuses it with funky Paris, and comes up with a timeless groove that's one of the freshest we've heard all year! Titles include "Epoca", "Queremos Paz", "La Del Ruso", "Vuelvo Al Sur", "Triptico", "Santa Maria", and an appropriate cover of "Last Tango In Paris"! US CD comes with a whole bonus CD – featuring "Triptico (Peter Kruder mix)", "Santa Maria (Tom Middleton's Cosmos mix)", "El Capitalismo Foraeno (Antipop Consortium mix)", "Santa Maria (Pepe Braddock mix)", and an enhanced video of "Santa Maria". CD

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JazztronikVamos La Brazil ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2014. Used ... $19.99
Jazztronik on Blue Note – and with a bold new sound as well – one that's even more Brazilian based than on previous records! Jazztronik's always had an ear for Brazilian sounds and styles – which are then integrated into their own music – but this time around, the approach is a lot more organic, and almost more respectful of the older modes of the 60s and 70s – particularly the best jazzy styles of the latter decade! Acoustic instrumentation rings out strongly on most numbers – especially percussion and guitar – and the album carries echoes of older work by artists like Joyce, Elis Regina, and Edu Lobo – and features singers who include Robert Gallagher, Nina Miranda, and Adriana Vasques! Titles include "Samba De Flora", "Aquelas Coisas Todos", "Aguas De Marco", "Jazz Carnival", "Menina Ilza", and "Upa Neguinho". CD

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VariousPsychic TV Presents Ultrahouse – The LA Connection ... CD
Wax Trax, 1991. Used ... $1.99
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousPhilly Steps – Phil-LA Of Soul & Artic Records Remixed Hits ... CD
Jaimie/Guyden, Late 60s/Early 70s/2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprising little project – one that takes key older Philly soul tunes and remixes them for the dancefloor! The set follows nicely in the spirit of the Motown Remixed set – and like that one, it rebuilds whole new tracks from older bits of vintage soul – sometimes in a way that closely follows the original, but other times working in a whole new groove. Some of our favorites on the set are the tunes that go for a smoother, modern stepper's sort of approach to the cut – as they follow the feeling of the originals most strongly – but even the more house-oriented tracks come across nicely. Mixes are by Tom Moulton and Tom Simpson – and titles include "Yes I'm Ready (Handance mix)" by Barbara Mason, "I Likes To Do It (extended mix)" by People's Choice, "Waitin For The Rain (Moulton mix)" by Fantastic Johnny C, "Love Is All Right (remix)" and "The Horse (remix)" by Cliff Nobles, "You'vew Got To Have Rhythm (vinyl mix)" by John Ellison, and "I Likes To Dance (People's Choice medley)" by People's Choice. (Soul, New Grooves) CD
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BumcelloBumcello ... CD
Comet (France), 2000. Used ... $1.99
Wild stuff – and one of the most haunting batch of grooves we've heard in years! Bumcello features (what else?) an electric cello, played with lots of amplification, modulation, and cool spacey production. Underneath are flanged-out grooves in a mode similar to those used on the Tony Allen album on Comet – all peppered with some very sinister sound effects and processing! The whole sound is nice and chunky – with warm bassy notes getting chopped up and remodeled into waves and shapes of sound that are all pretty darn fresh! A bit dubby, a bit jungly, and very very bassy! Tracks include "Marathon Man", in a few mixes, plus "Involuntary Slavery", "Boom", "La Chapelle", and "To The Next Man". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Giorgio MoroderDeja Vu ... CD
RCA, 2015. Used ... $5.99
A huge comeback album from electronic pop pioneer/avant disco trailblazer Giorgio Morodor! The post-millennium resurgence in critical and commercial dues being paid to Giorgio has been a pretty heartening thing to see over the years, and it's all the more pleasing that's culminated in a major album that's worthy of his legacy. To his credit, it's not purely deja vu – while there's plenty of spacey elements from throughout his legendary career, it's got a very contemporary sheen – this isn't a cat content to repeat himself. SO many artists whose work is steered towards dancefloors and steeped in electronics owe much to Morodor – and many of them are guest stars here – including Sia, Kylie Minogue, Kelis, Britney Spears, Charli XCX and more. Titles include "U With Love", "Deja Vu" with Sia, "Diamonds" wtih Charli XCX, Don't Let Go" with Mikky Ekko, "Back & Forth" with Kelis, "I Do This For You" with Marlene La Disco and more. (Soul, New Grooves) CD
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