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

PT House

Big World EP
Afrosynth (Netherlands), 1991. New Copy (reissue)
A very clubby set from the Johannesburg scene at the start of the 90s – four longer tracks that really showcase that moment when house music influences were running through more mainstream R&B – all at a level that's richer and more soulful than some of the synth-heavy work of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The definitely got the title right on this one – because the set is filled with some of the most heavenly tracks from the legendary Ethiopiques series – that legendary run of compilations that was the first introduction for most of us to the amazing music of Ethiopia! This package ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde Maskal

Ethio Jazz (180 gram vinyl)
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s. New Copy (reissue)
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... LP, Vinyl record album
Frederiksberg, 1984. New Copy (reissue)
A really cool Ethiopian record, but not the sort you might expect – as most of the instrumentation here is heavy on electric elements, which includes a fair bit of 80s keyboards, synth, and drum machine lines! The group were actually exiles, living in the Washington, DC area during the early ... LP, Vinyl record album


At Last
Odion Livingstone (UK), 1977. New Copy
One of the most unusual groups we've heard from the Lagos scene of the 70s – a combo who definitely have a bit of funk in their style, but also a pretty trippy sound too – one that seems to draw from some of the headier sounds in the UK from a few years before – maybe folk-funk, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Livy Ekemezie

Friday Night
Linic Major/Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$7.99 18.99
A rare boogie set from the Nigerian scene – but one that also has the power to circle the globe with a universal sense of soul – as you might guess by the cosmopolitan look of Livy Ekemezie on the cover! The set's got a very strong tie to the grooves of the New York scene of the time ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$7.99 18.99
Really rare grooves from an incredibly obscure scene – and that's saying a lot, given how many global sounds have been circulating in recent years! The cuts here represent a unique outpouring of funky club styles from the nation of Surinam – tracks recorded by a handful of groups in ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A really fantastic idea for a project – and one that comes off even better than we would have guessed – new versions of classic grooves from the nations of Cabo Verde and Guinea Bissau, performed by a really well-matched group of singers and musicians, in a mode that's quite different ... LP, Vinyl record album

David Walters

Soleil Kreyol
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A really great project from singer David Walters – a set that tries to reimagine a 21st Century creole culture – linking diaspora roots into a new sort of groove, all with plenty of help on production from Bruno Patchworks! There's a warmth to most of these tracks that draws us in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Black Truth Rhythm Band

Ifetayo (with bonus track)
Charlie's/Soundway (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A Caribbean group, but one with a much heavier groove than most – much more of a West African vibe overall, with a very heady mix of percussion, bass, and other heady elements! There's a mixed-up, dubby approach to the music that almost recalls Cymande at times – core musical ideas ... LP, Vinyl record album
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Amazing music from the golden years of Ethiopian Music – a set of tracks that will take you beyond the music of Mulatu, into a wealth of other talents from the scene at the same time! The sound here is incredible – a mix of heavy funk, spacey jazz, and other exotic touches all coming ... LP, Vinyl record album
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jose Casimiro

Sabura Dja Nfrontam
Iefe Discos/Sabura (Portugal), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A soulful set of work from the scene in Cape Verde – done with a bubbling groove that's got strong ties to Caribbean work of the time, but done with a slightly different flavor as well – given that the lyrics are all in Portuguese! Instrumentation is lean and sharp – plenty of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Seismographic (Germany), Mid 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A very mysterious compilation – so much so that none of the tracks are listed with artists names – which is maybe a testament to their obscurity, at least to our American ears! And while the title says "disco", the groove is different than the soaring strings and female ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mighty Sparrow

National/Think (Japan), 1963. New Copy (reissue)
A calypso set, but not the sort that you'd know from big crossover records of the late 50s – as the Mighty Sparrow works here with that jazzy blend of horns and rootsy rhythms that kept a strong edge in his music, and made his sounds as important on the pre-reggae scene in London as they were ... LP, Vinyl record album
Seismographic (Germany), 1980s. New Copy
Sweet 80s grooves from the Turkish scene – served up in a mode that mixes earlier styles with instrumentation that's a bit more fitting for the decade – drum machine rhythms and keyboard lines coming into play with more exotic melodies, and vocals served up in a variety of styles! Some ... LP, Vinyl record album
Adarce (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy
Spanish tracks with a very soulful vibe – and a set that includes a fair bit of very groovy tracks from the years when the scene was mixing older flamenco styles with disco rhythms of the 70s! The flamenco mode here doesn't involve guitar so much as it does a wonderfully expressive style of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Leon Keita

Leon Keita
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy
Late 70s genius from Leon Keita, a Mandingue musician who only recorded a few albums on the scene in Mali, but really helped transform the music at the time! There's an evolution of older modes here that's great – never forced, but this kind of gentle nudge into more complexity in both the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Baba Zula

Hayvan Gibi
Night Dreamer (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP
Very cool sounds from Baba Zula – a group who really keep the Turkish psychedelic sound strong well into the 21st Century – by working here on long, extended tracks that blend electric elements with plenty of earthy acoustic touches! The group is led by Osman Murat Ertel on electric ... LP, Vinyl record album

K Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta

Me Da A Onnda
Hot Casa (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A funky highlife stunner from the mighty K Frimpong – an artist who always seems to find a way to make a familiar groove sound even heavier than you might expect! That's definitely the case here – as rattling percussion really sets the scene for every track – sometimes with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Hugo Moolenaar

Mocko Jumbie EP
Frederiksberg, Mid 80s. New Copy
Mocko Jumbie is an unusual skill – a the word stands for stilt dancing at carnival time – something that Hugo Moolenaar could do very well, as you'll see on the cover – although he's even better here on record in a musical mode! The EP brings together four of the best tracks from ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mendes & Mendes

Mendes & Mendes
Brandao/Sabura (Portugal), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A set that was originally issued in Portugal, but which carries forth a strong quality of Cape Verdean rhythms – which are then inflected with some nice currents of European funk! Instrumentation is electric, with lots of great keyboards and guitar lines – and although the lyrics aren't ... LP, Vinyl record album

Stanislas Tohon

Owhaaou EP
Hot Casa (France), Late 80s. New Copy
Four rare tracks from Cotonou singer Stanislas Tohon – all originally issued only as rare singles, and brought together here as a package that represents some of the first global circulation of this work outside his scene! The music is from that time when contemporary electronic modes were ... LP, Vinyl record album

Phupho L'Ka Biko

Azania EP
We Are Busy Bodies (Canada), 2023. New Copy
A South African collective with a really wonderful vibe – jazzy instrumentation at the core, but sometimes topped with soulful vocals that have a soaring, righteous quality! There's certainly echoes of older SA styles here – especially on some of the the jazzier moments, and in the way ... LP, Vinyl record album
Verve, Late 1960s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A record that's a stunning departure for reedman Tony Scott – a set that's completely different than his more straight ahead jazz on the American scene in the 50s! The set is an early step on a spiritual journey that Scott would continue overseas in years to come – an initial moment of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Toumani Diabate with Ballake Sissoko

New Ancient Strings
Hannibal/Chrysalis, 1999. New Copy
A set from the late 90s, but one that's got a very timeless vibe – as it features spare duets on kora between these two legendary players – coming together in a way that's completely magical, and fresh enough to earn the "new ancient" in the title! There's a sense of warmth ... LP, Vinyl record album
El (UK), Late 1940s/1950s/Early 1960s. New Copy 3CD
A set with an unusual sort of flavor – one that looks at the influence of Spanish culture on modern music during the postwar years – brought together here in a mix of jazz and classical recordings with some very different styles! CD1 is all jazz – and showcases some key Spanish-th ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2013. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
One of the hippest entries in the Red Hot series so far – a set of tracks dedicated to the legendary Fela Kuti – felled by AIDS after years of influential grooves – still being felt strongly by the rich array of artists collected in the set! Most tracks are contemporary, but ... LP, Vinyl record album

Kelenkye Band

Moving World
Emporium/Everland (Austria), 1974. New Copy
A wicked bit of funk from Ghana – a record that's as amazing and wonderful as it is rare! The set's one of the best African 70s rarities we've ever heard – filled with massive grooves that offer up a take on funk that's far different than American grooves – but which also comes ... LP, Vinyl record album

John Berberian Ensemble

Music Of The Middle East
Roulette/Life Goes On, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe one of the most authentic records ever cut by John Berberian – an American musician, but one who delivered great work on the oud during the 60s – including some projects that were often a bit psychedelic in nature! This set's a bit more straightforward, but equally great – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Black Children Sledge Funk Band

Black Children
RTS/Afrodelic (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A really heady album with a nicely trippy vibe – almost as if some of the spirit of Kingston had seeped into a more psychedelic West African setting – with a really wild, unique album as the result! There's some great slow-stepping rhythms on the set, very heavy on bass – and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s. New Copy
A stunning set of vocal recordings by Tlahoun Gessesse – one of the most important singers during the golden age of Ethiopian Music – caught here on a set of sides that sadly saw that period coming to an end! The tracks on the set are mostly from the early 70s, a time that saw great ... LP, Vinyl record album
African Music International/Knitting Factory, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A mid-70s message from the legendary Fela Kuti – a record whose title and cover image are a commentary on the wrong directions the Nigerian elite were heading in at the time – served up here with all the fantastic frenzied grooves that Afrika 70 can deliver! "Ikoyi Blindness" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lagos International/Knitting Factory, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A stunning start to the 80s from Fela Kuti – and a record that has the Egypt 80 band cooking every bit as strongly as Africa 70! The album's got this massively cooking vibe right from the start – fast-running, fast-riffing rhythms that are peppered with horns at the beginning of "O ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jimmy Hyacinthe

Jimmy Hyacinthe
Discogram/Return To Analog (Canada), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Jimmy Hyacinthe is posed on the cover like some 70s bluesman, but his music here is much more global overall – plenty of grooves that echo his origins in the Ivory Coast, but handled with qualities that are electric and a bit funky too! The rhythms almost feel Caribbean at times, especially ... LP, Vinyl record album
Colourful World (Netherlands), Late 80s. New Copy
A tight collection of gems from Ghana and Cape Verde – pulled together by Arp Frique, as an illustration of the sounds that have inspired him greatly over the years! The package features four cuts that move with mighty tight grooves – very upbeat, but in ways that are different than ... LP, Vinyl record album
Drift (UK), 2024. New Copy
The soulful sound of Bukky Leo takes off in all sorts of directions here – served up in a sweet soup of remixes by some great overseas talents! The work has the same Afro Funk vibe as some of Bukky's classic records – complete with his searing tenor work and strong lead vocals – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
An overstuffed package of classic work from the Caribbean – most of it from midcentury, at a time before reggae and other styles would bring even more exposure to the scene! The music here is in a nice mix of modes – separate by island identity, but drawn together in a good way by the ... CD

Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde Maskal

Ethio Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition)
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... CD

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

BRSB (colored vinyl pressing)
Big Crown, 2024. New Copy
Excellent work from one of the funkiest steel bands around – a totally hip combo who just seem to be getting better and better with each new release! This time around, they've stepped up the beats even more than before – mixing their 70s funk and steel drum work with just a slight ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jean-Pierre Boistel & Tony Kennybrew

Percussions Pour La Danse
Left Ear (Austria), Late 80s. New Copy
A percussion record, but one with a very different twist – as the set was done both in collaboration with dancer Tonny Kennybrew, and based on his sense of motion – and it was done at the end of the 80s, and features a very cool mix of both acoustic and electric instrumentation! ... LP, Vinyl record album

Roger Fakhr

East Of Any Place
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy
Some of the most obscure work ever recorded by Lebanese singer/songwriter Roger Fakhr – late 70s recordings that were originally only circulated on tape within a small community of friends and supporters, and material that has a vibe that almost feels like some of the best late 60s material ... CD

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

Big Crown, 2024. New Copy
Excellent work from one of the funkiest steel bands around – a totally hip combo who just seem to be getting better and better with each new release! This time around, they've stepped up the beats even more than before – mixing their 70s funk and steel drum work with just a slight ... CD
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy
CD...$9.99 18.99
A sweet Soweto group from the start of the 80s – one who have a nice current of funk in their mix, but who also serve up some well-crafted solos on both guitar and flute! The vocals are often warmly in that more familiar South African style of the period – but the record's nicely ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is ... CD

Dur Dur Band

Berlin Session
Out Here (Germany), 2023. New Copy
CD...$8.99 18.99
A great return to form for this legendary Somalian group – a combo who made some important records in the 80s, but were part of the huge diaspora on their scene as the troubles of the following decade forced a long pause in cultural activity! Here, the group are reborn with new youthful ... CD
Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$7.99 18.99
Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint who cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the 80s! The title here uses the word "disco", but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you'd hear at Studio 54 – as most ... CD


Mind Twister
Odion Livingstone (UK), 1978. New Copy
CD...$7.99 18.99
A legendary group from the 70s Nigerian scene – one who could be as trippy as they were funky – often in ways that had them using studio production to really get some cool effects from their vocals and guitar! There's a spacey edge to most of these tracks – one that comes through ... CD
Hot Mule (France), Late 1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Beautiful sounds from a very unique label – one started in Paris by a Malian merchant in the 80s, in order to both present sounds from his homeland, and all of the wonderful new variations that were taking place on the cross-cultural scene in France! The body of work is partly a compelling ... LP, Vinyl record album
Updated April 14, 2024

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