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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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Black Savage/Majek/OvidFire/Got The Feelin/Karibun/Operator ... 12-inch
CBS/Afro 7 (Estonia), Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
A set of rare tracks from the vaults of CBS Records in Kenya – tunes that really show a nicely complex approach to the groove! Black Fire kick things off with "Fire" – a tune that's got a reggae vibe, but a sound that's quite different than the style of Kingston! The cut's ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Brother ResistanceTonite Is De Night/Rapso Space Dub/Crucial Decision (92 version)/Nation Time ... 12-inch
Cree (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
Great grooves from Brother Reistance – tracks that are aimed at the dancefloor, but which also have a strong social message too! "Tonite Is De Night" is a cool call to action, set to a rhythm with tight tropical touches – and "Crucial Decision" is presented here in ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Junior ByronTrying To Hold On (original, version, Gerd Janson megamix) ... 12-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 12.98
A slow-grooving boogie number from Junior Byron – one that's got a catchy sort of back/forth rhythm, which Junior uses to nice advantage with his swinging vocals on the tune! The version brings up the riffing guitar in the rhythms, in a way that's even cooler than the original mix – ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Free YouthWe Can Move (original, Drymbago 2019 inst) ... 12-inch
Soundway (UK), 1985. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Supposedly one of the first-ever hip hop tracks from Ghana – but a groove that fits in nicely with some of the other 80s rhythms from that scene! The vocals are sung at first, then served up in a sing-song vibe that recalls earlier South Bronx party modes – romping along the old school ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Oluko ImoPraise Jah (original, version) ... 12-inch
Makossa/Invisible City Editions (Canada), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $14.99
The tune might have "Praise Jah" in the title, but it's more of an Afro Funk groover than any sort of reggae tune – laced together with this wonderful bassline, and peppered with these sharp, spare bongo bits that are totally great – especially in the middle, where both the ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Kokolo/Los TerrificosKokolo Vs Los Terrificos – The Remixes ... 12-inch
Peace & Rhythm, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99 12.00
A charged little sampler pitting 12 inch remixes of cuts by modern Afrobeat veterans Kokolo against funky Latin groovers Los Terrificos – remixed by Bosq, Max Essa, D Briggs and Studebaker Hawk – and everybody wins! The "vs." billing is sort of in jest, as both combos are led ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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George & Glen MillerEasing (orig, version) (180 gram pressing) ... 12-inch
Soundway (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
A great rare groove from George & Glen Miller – a track that embraces a range of Caribbean influences, but comes off with a fantastic New York club vibe! The bassline's one of the strongest elements in the mix – way stronger than the strings around the edges, and maybe even the ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ebo Taylor/Pat ThomasEnye Woa (original, LeonxLeon keyed up mix)/Atwer Abroba (original, Leo Nanjo rmx) ... 12-inch
Comet (France), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Two rare African funk grooves – each offered up in their original versions, and a mighty cool remix too! First up is "Enye Woa" – a tune by Pat Thomas that builds strongly with a really full energy – percussion snapping under slower-rolling basslines, peppered with ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousTropical Tricks EP ... 12-inch
Cree (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99 24.99
Rare Caribbean grooves, remixed with just a slight dose of contemporary elements – yet still sounding very much like the warm originals that the Cree label has been uncovering over the years! The choice of mixers is great – and most tracks are slightly picked up in groove, but not too ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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