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AnoushkaBroken Circuit ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2014. Used ... $4.99
Anoushka's a duo, as you might have guessed from the image on the cover – and a great one at that, with these sublime spacey soul vocals from Victoria Port, mixed with her own keyboards and more beats and keys from Max Wheeler! The music's got a lean quality, but also soars with a cosmic sense of soul – just the right sort of vibe to ensure the group's placement on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Records – with a groundbreaking 21st Century Soul feel throughout! Victoria's got a style that's charming, but never cloying – and which will hook you in right away – and titles include "I Have Love 4 You", "Impatient", "Never Can Decide", "Atom Bombs", "Echo", "Kisses", "Broken Circuit", and "Fire To Me". CD

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Owiny Sigoma BandNyanza ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Maybe the greatest record so far from this ultra-hip group – a set recorded both in Kenya and London, and with a sound that really reflects that continental span! The style here is nicely trippy at many points – almost inspired by 70s Zamrock and other offbeat African psych scenes – but also delivered with a few contemporary touches that belie the record's presence on the Brownswood label – that 21st Century re-percolation of classic elements we've come to expect from Brownswood, in this case served up through a reworking of older percussion and instrumentation, and contemporary electronics, rhythms, and keyboards. Vocals move from timeless to future-styled – and titles include "Nairobi Too Hot", "Deep Kisumu Fish", "Tech 9", "Jah Mic", "Changaa Attack", and "I Made You/You Made Me". CD

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VariousGilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura – Remixed ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2010. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99
A wonderful second chapter to Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura project – one that takes all the cool contemporary cuts, and offers them up in hip remixed versions! As usual with a Peterson set like this, the remixes are often quite respectful – specially commissioned from contemporary heavyweights who Gilles has supported for years – turning their talents here to some really great Latin numbers recorded recently in Havana! All the cross-cultural influences of the originals are still nicely in place – and in fact, perhaps brought out even further, given the input from London, New York, and other global ports as part of the remixes. CD1 features the remixes – "Checkere Son (Seiji rerub)", "Miami (Edgardo El Productor En Jefe Tropicalia rmx)", "Roforofo Fight (Louie Vega's EOL mix)", "Arroz Con Pollo (Carl Cox mix)", "Afrodisia (Rainer Truby rmx)", "Think Twice (4Hero rmx)", "and La Revolucion Del Cuerpo (Skinner's Owiney Sigoma mix)". CD 2 features a special Gilles Peterson mix of all the remixes – like having a whole other album as well! CD

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VariousHavana Cultura Mix – The Soundclash! ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2014. Used ... $8.99
A great mix of Cuban music and diversely danceable, percussive sounds from around the globe – on this excellent entry in the Brownswood label's and producer/tastemaker Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura series! It's amazing stuff, and about as seamless a blend of styles as can be, while still being able to describe it as Soundclash – often with Cuban vocals, percussion and rhythms, with either subtle or fairly bold electronics, depending on the track – contributed by artists from Chile, UK, Germany, Hungary, Holland, South Africa and beyond. Includes "Ellegua" by Kerkstra feat Sexto Sentido, "Para Ti" by Rukaiya Russell feat Sexto Sentido, "Yemaya" by Chillum Trio feat Coki & Reni, "Ritmo Sensorial" by Rukaiya Russell feat Los Niches & Charly Mucha Rima, "Soy Cubano" by Kerkstra feat Etian Brebaje Man & Sexto Sentido, "Volar En Lo Profundo: by DJ Monokey feat Barbaro and more. CD

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Owiny Sigoma BandOwiny Sigoma Band ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2011. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent work by a group with a very unique vibe – one with African roots, but a sound that's really transformed through their presentation – given bits of odd rhythms, dubby production, and other nice touches – yet all in a way that still respects the core essence of the music! The project almost feels like some lost New York downtown groove from the early 80s – maybe the best bottom-heavy sounds on 99 Records, or some of the New Africa work on Celluloid – but with a laidback vibe that's perfect for the Brownswood ethos, too! The group are a London collective, with a rich post-colonial approach – and for this set, they're also working with help from Joseph Nymungu of Nairobi – who sings a bit and plays nyatiti. Other instrumentation includes nyidounge, percussion, guitars, and plenty of bass – plus some occasional guest farfisa and omnichord from Damon Albarn! Titles include "Gone Thum Mana Gi Nyadhi", "Odera Lwar", "Wires", "Hera", "Margaret Okudo (dub)", "Hera", "Owegi Owando (solo)", "Nabed Nade Ei Piny Ka (rework)", and "Here On The Line". CD

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✨✧ Jose JamesDreamer ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The stunning debut of a really tremendous talent – a singer we'd put right up there with Jon Lucien or Terry Callier for his uniquely soulful approach to music! Like both of those previous stars, Jose James has a voice that's completely his own – a way of approaching a tune that instantly defies genres – but never in those cloying cliched ways that weigh down the Starbucks generation of singer/songwriters! Instead, James has a breathy presence that reminds us of Nina Simone at her best – and like Callier, he's clearly informed by jazz, but not truly a jazz singer – more of an open-minded cat who's able to embrace a broad history of sound, then work it out into his own personal musical vision. Instrumentation here is mostly small combo – piano, keyboards, guitar, trumpet, bass, and drums – used in a simple but shifting array to fit the mood of each new tune. Trust us, this is one you'll file with your classics right away! Titles include "Spirits Up Above", "Blackeyedsusan", "The Dreamer", "Velvet", "Red", "Winterwind", "Desire", "Love", and "Park Bench People". CD
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✨✧ Dayme ArocenaNueva Era ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful record from Dayme Arocena – a Cuban singer who first emerged as part of Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura project, although Gilles himself had been following her music since she was a child! This debut full length is wonderful – and really pushes past the initial modes of the larger project – with a sound that's both deep and rootsy, yet delivered with a lean, 21st Century soul approach too! Music is heavy on percussion – some of which is played by Dayme herself – and other instrumentation is often quite spare, with piano or organ lines providing the main melodic structure alongside the vocals. Titles include "Madres", "Drama, "Crystal", "Come To Me", "El Ruso", "Nino", "Nueva Era", and "Don't Unplug My Body". CD
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✨✧ VariousBamaLoveSoul Presents – On Deck Vol 3 – More Future Soul Classics For The New B Boy Generation ... CD
BBE (UK), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A 3rd great collection from BamaLoveSoul – one that's every bit as "future soul" as it promises on the cover! Years back, most hip hoppers were initially raised on soul music – these days, it's the other way around – as so many ears come to underground soul through more familiar hip hop – as both listeners and artists alike are shaped by that aesthetic, which is something BamaLoveSoul really gets! The music here has all the vibrant freshness of the earliest gems on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label – and often share a similar blurring of Neo Soul, hip hop, and a fair bit of global elements too – on tracks that include "Help Me" by Saturn's Children, "Her" by Rob Milton with Ill Camille, "Essential" by Sean Haefeli, "Not Enough" by Renee Dion, "Alive" by Waju & Garimastah with Muc J, "When I Call" by Salah Anase, "Jazzspormer" by Jazz Spastiks, "Holy Breath" by J Mitchell Melodiousfly, and "Space Homeboy Part 2 (other mix)" by Doc Mastermind. CD

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