Global Grooves — Recently Added

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


Hi Hat, 1974. New Copy
Hugh Masekela at a really fantastic point in his career – recorded live for a radio broadcast, and working with a freewheeling style that's quite different than both his early and later work! The vibe here is right up there with some of the few longer-form jazz recordings made by Hugh in the ... CD
Africa Seven (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Funky disco music, and a lot more too – all served up in this rare 70s set by Eko Roosevelt from Cameroon! The leadoff track is a long groover that runs for more than 10 minutes in length – and has that mix of modes that you'd often find in some of the Parisian Afro tracks recorded in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rocafort (France), 1978. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A great groove cut in Paris during the late 70s – one that blend together contemporary club with rootsier elements from Afro Funk – all in a perfect setting for the vocals of Jean Ondeno! The singer's got this very interesting, very personal style – quite different than usual for ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Cultures Of Soul, 2018. New Copy
A nice modern clubby disco take on Minako Yoshida's "Town" by Saucy Lady – plus the sweet keys & synth flavored "Honey B" on the flip! "Town" has all the disco funky charm pf the original version, just down with a bouncier modern sheen – and the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Knitting Factory, 2018. New Copy
The title of the first track here really gets the spirit of the album right – "Africa Will Be Great Again" – which stands at the start as one of the most declarative moments on record from Femi Kuti, and really sets the tone for the rest of the record! There's definitely some ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The debut compilation from Hugo Mendez and the Sofrito collective on Strut – tropical dancefloor grooves from Africa, the Caribbean and South American – featuring Banda Los Hijos De La Nina Luz, Frente Cumbiero, Fair Nick Stars, Victor Uwaifo, "Dany Play", Quantic Y Su ... LP, Vinyl record album
Radio Martiko (Belgium), 1975. New Copy
Hany Mehanna looks like a mighty cool cat standing in front of his Farfisa on the cover of this mid 70s set – and he sounds pretty darn cool on the grooves, too – in an unusual mix of Egyptian instrumentation and more electric modes! The music features lots of older percussion and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP
Amazing sounds from the pre-Ayatollah years in Iran – an incredible blend of different global influences, coming together in the sort of sound you'd expect from one of the most progressive scenes in the Mid-East! The work here has some of the same psych elements of Turkish work from the time ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy 2LP
Some of the wildest sounds we've ever heard from Iran – a wealth of wonderful grooves that show that there was plenty happening in that unique scene before the Ayatollah came in and clamped down on Western culture! Styles really intertwine nicely throughout – mixing funk with pop with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Guerssen (Spain), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
The second set of 70s recordings by Afghan compiled by Guerssen – the first set was strong and eye-opening – but the songs here are straight up beautiful! There's a world of pop psych influences in play here – fused with Afghan folk tradition. Of course, that's the case with may ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A heady South African group from the early 70s – but one who feel much more like underground funk of the late 60s! The feel here is a garagey blend of instrumental soul and early funk – mixed with with some fuzzier guitar lines that add a nice psychedelic undercurrent, but not in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Coban Mamos – Disco Folk
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A second set of Disco Folk from this unique Turkish pair – duo working in late 70s Germany, and mixing up their own roots with a range of different electric instrumentation! The odd modes of the sound are wonderfully captured in the unique three-necked guitar on the front cover – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music ... LP, Vinyl record album
Salone
Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP
Very cool sounds from a wonderful pairing of sources – the ancient African thumb piano and contemporary funky production – at a level that's almost a 21st Century update of the American 70s kalimba experiments by Phil Cohran and Earth Wind & Fire! There's moments here that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Eghass Malan
Sahel Sounds, 2017. New Copy
A hypnotic blend of electric guitars and female voices – and a record with a sound that's every bit as trippy as the cover! These guys might represent a new step forward for the Tuareg scene – as the music here still has the same guitar and rhythmic core of previous work, but also ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
The cover image here really demonstrates the charisma of Fela at his height – dozens of topless women, kneeling around the maestro and spelling out the number 70 – but to us, the music is what really shows the man's power – a bold, progressive statement of the new energy bubbling ... LP, Vinyl record album
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
You might know "Soul Makossa" – the worldwide hit by Manu Dibango that was covered by many folks, and sampled heavily in later years too – but this set takes a look at the deeper scene behind that famous groove, through a host of wickedly funky tracks from the late 70s scene ... LP, Vinyl record album
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3 LPs
A truly incredible overview of 70s Indonesian funk, rock and psychedelia infused recordings – and it's beautifully put together, to boot – one of the very best compilations yet from Stones Throw's Now Again branch! There's an undercurrent of funk to most of this material, but it's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP
Fantastic sounds for fans of funk and rock alike – music from the freaky, fuzzy 70s scene in Zambia – a place where styles effortlessly criss-crossed to really produce something new and unique! The work here is often heavy on fuzz guitars, but also has some wickedly soulful basslines ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
There's no breakdown to the boogie here – as the album's overflowing with stunning sounds that are right up there with better-known club music from the early 80s – every bit as full of basslines, beats, and keyboards as the best tracks from the American scene of the period, but maybe ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 24, 2018


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