Global Grooves — In Stock — 12-inch

XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!



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CarthagoAlech (vocal, instrumental)/Hanen (vocal, instrumental) ... 12-inch
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
Rare Tunisian disco from Carthago – a pair of storming dancefloor soul numbers recorded in Paris at the end of the 70s – backed by previously unreleased instumental versions! The group has a deep understanding of classic late 70s funky soul here, which you get from the start of "Ale ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Nicely done 12-inch single from Habibi Funk – going the extra mile in great picture sleeve and include an 8-page insert!)

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International Soleil BandTa Lassa (hide & smile edit, orig) ... 12-inch
Soundway (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 11.98
A sweet 80s groover from International Soleil Band – pulled from a West African scene just about to explode in world music frenzy, but still very much firmly tied to its roots! There's a slight bit of polish here, but mostly on the bassline – which holds the whole cut together nicely, ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Think Africa (orig, radio, bonus beats)/Na Oil (orig, radio, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Still Music (Germany), 2007. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
No fake-funk here, as Seun Kuti's working with the legendary Egypt 80 group – on two tracks that bristle with all the soul and sharp instrumental touches of his father Fela's classics from years back! "Think Africa" has a stepping, skittish groove that's classic Kuti all the way ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Paradise Bangkok Molam International BandLam San Ra (orig, Nick Menasseh version) ... 12-inch
Paradise Bangkok/Studio Lam (UK), 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
A great return to form for the Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band – stepping out here in a groove that mixes Southeast Asian roots with more contemporary clubby elements – yet all without sounding gimmicky or forced at all! The cut begins with a complicated line played on a ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VOShe's My Lady/Mashisa (original, dub)/Malunde ... 12-inch
Invisible City Editions (Canada), 1990. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
There's a great piano that rings out strongly in "She's My Lady" – in a brightly chromatic way that really almost takes over the vocal, while the whole tune percolates in a sweet early 90s Afropop way! That vibe is followed even more strongly on "Mashisha" – which ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Voilaaa (Patchworks)African Music/Decalment (voc, inst)/Problems ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
Three great tracks from one of our favorite Patchworks projects! "African Music" has a song that lives up to its title, but also has the warmly clubby vibe that we love from Voilaaa – which almost makes the whole thing feel like a late 70s post-colonial track recorded in Paris ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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