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Lord Echo - Harmonies
Lord Echo
Harmonies
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally! Almost four long years after his afro-beat-excursion "Curiosities", Lord Echo steps up for his third and long-awaited longplayer "Harmonies" on the infamous label Soundway. A combination which couldn't fit better and warms our hearts in anticipation!
V.A. - Ghana Soundz Volume 1
V.A.
Ghana Soundz Volume 1
2LP | 2002 | EU | Reissue (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2002 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
14 years after - Long overdue reissue of the Soundways very first excursion into the musical heritage of the black continent! Must-have for all afro-beat-diggers!
V.A. - Doing It In Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980’s Nigeria
V.A.
Doing It In Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980’s Nigeria
3LP+7" | 2016 | EU | Original (Soundway)
28,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway Records present a new compilation of twenty rare and mostly unavailable tracks from the slick and sassy world of Nigerian pop music and club culture of the early 1980s.Buoyed by an explosive oil boom and a return to democracy after a series of military dictatorships, Nigeria’s economy in the years of the early ‘80’s was mirrored by its recording industry as countless young artists and groups hit the airwaves and dancefloors of the capital and beyond.It was a glossy, brash new form of pop music born out of ashes of late 1970s disco and funk and, just as in America, was the soundtrack to a new generation for whom money, style and flirtation trumped the overblown psychedelia of the previous decade. Eager to sound as American as possible with no hint of the fervor for afro-beat, afro-rock and afrocentric thinking that the 1970s had thrown up, a new generation of young artists and performers turned their backs on their cultural roots in music and sought a new kind of stardom and fame firmly connected to the glossy, snazzy world of the 1980s that was erupting in the USA and Europe.
V.A. - Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia And Descarga Sound Of Colombia 1962-72
V.A.
Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia And Descarga Sound Of Colombia 1962-72
2LP | 2011 | EU | Reissue (Soundway)
20,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
As part of its ongoing programme of represses, Soundway is delighted to announce the renewed availability of one of its most revered and sought-after compilations, Cartagena!Soundway set sail for the Colombian coastal town of Cartagena for their first selection of 2011. Sourced from a period when musicians effortlessly combined the swing of cumbia with the driving bass of salsa, Cartagena! un-wraps a period of musical history seldom heard beyond the tropical coast of South America. Compiled by Roberto Gyemant with the help of Colombian resident Will ‘Quantic’ Holland, Sean Uppal & Miles Cleret, Cartagena! focuses on the extraordinary life and career of Curro Fuentes, the youngest brother of the family responsible for the Discos Fuentes label. Cartagena! features 19 tracks and is presented on CD and double gatefold LP, designed by Lewis Heriz. Both CD and LP include detailed liner notes and offer insights from Will Holland’s interview with the late Curro Fuentes.
Ondatropica - Baile Bucanero
Ondatropica
Baile Bucanero
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Soundway)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded in both Bogota and the Caribbean island of Old Providence, Ondatrópica are ready to announce their second record ‘Baile Bucanero’. Fuelled by bushy rum, the sessions, often including up to 35 musicians, captured the dialogues between Calypso and Gaita, Accordion and Lapsteel, Clave and Mandolin, even synthesizer and a horse’s jaw bone.
Kiki Gyan - 24 Hours In A Disco 1978-82
Kiki Gyan
24 Hours In A Disco 1978-82
2LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway Records present ’24 Hours in A Disco 1978 - 82’, 7 cuts of relentless disco grooves from the sublimely gifted Kiki Gyan. Hailed as Africa’s answer to Stevie Wonder, Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist Kiki Gyan was a musical wunderkind who by 1975 had risen from the lowly status of high school dropout to being ranked eighth in a poll of the greatest keyboardists in the world (occupying the rarefied air of the top ten with heavyweights like Steve Winwood, Billy Preston, and Stevie Wonder) as well as becoming an in-demand session player in the top recording studios of London - all before his twenty-first birthday.
Lord Echo - Melodies
Lord Echo
Melodies
2LP | 2010 | EU | Reissue (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Double vinyl re-issue of the classic Lord Echo debut. Features the huge single - the cover of the classic Sister Sledge track‘Thinking Of You’. Available for the first time on general release outside Japan. Look out for the brand new album Harmonies from Lord Echo - art 3 in the trilogy.
Vanishing Twin - Dream By Numbers EP
Vanishing Twin
Dream By Numbers EP
10" | 2017 | UK | Original (Soundway)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2017!You wake up one morning and there is a smaller than usual record lying in the bed beside you. You put it on the turntable and what you hear sounds exactly like the dream you just had. Vanishing Twin present a limited edition 10” EP of oblique psychedelia invoking strange visions and surreal states. Built around a series of improvisations, each piece soundtracks your adventures in dreamland.
Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow
Rob
Make It Fast, Make It Slow
LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
16,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway re-issue ROB’s second album for the first time outside Ghana on CD, vinyl and digital.ROB was an enigmatic recording artist from Ghana who cut two albums for the legendary Essiebons label in 1977. Neither of these were big domestic hits at the time and have since become prized amongst collectors in recent years. The title track from this LP was always one of the most popular on the first Soundway release Ghana Soundz and over the years we have been asked many times to re-issue the LP in it’s entirety. A stranger, slower offering than his more dancefloor funk-laden and Spartan first LP, this record sees ROB in similar territory but with the tempo switched down and the introspection turned up. ROB’s trademark horns dominate and are supplied by the Mag-2, an army band founded by leader Amponsah Rockson, who named it after the army unit the band played for – the “magnificent” second battalion. In 1977, Rob traveled to the coastal town of Takoradi in search of Mag-2, which had an entire section of its line-up dedicated to horns, with the intension of laying out his proposal to them. Luckily for Rob, the band took him up on it.With religious overtones and a broody, slightly off-key atmosphere at points it’s certainly one of the stranger afro-funk records to come out of West Africa but with tracks like Loose up Yourself and Make it Fast, Make it Slow he nails it for sure.
Heliocentrics, The - A World Of Masks Black Vinly Edition
Heliocentrics, The
A World Of Masks Black Vinly Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. Since first appearing on DJ Shadow’s 2006 album The Outsider the group have gone on to release a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock, and musique concrete whilst collaborating with numerous genre heavyweights from Mulatu Astake to Gaslamp Killer and picking up prestigious fans along the way, such as Madlib and the recently departed David Axelrod.The primarily instrumental group, who operate out of their vintage analogue studio in East London called the Quatermass Sound Lab, bring in a new singer on album number four - a young Slovakian singer called Barbora Patkova. The result is an album that takes the band, already solidified in ever-expanding grooves and rhythms into new previously unexplored dimensions.The group’s deep-set ability to craft music intuitively and impulsively stems from a desire to avoid typical processes or generic structures. Since its conception, the band’s music has mainly been created from live improvisation. This musical approach gives the band its own sound and identity -”for anything to happen it must be at that time from the people in the room, and on the spot”. A decade of such sonic adventures has resulted in a tightly knit bond that the group refer to as “almost a form of telepathy” with “musical changes that otherwise would be near impossible to write.”
Lord Echo - Just Do You
Lord Echo
Just Do You
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Soundway)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Lord Echo goes Soundway with this suave 12"! Tip!
Mangase / Hafi Deo - Shaluza Max / Tabu Ley Rochereau
Mangase / Hafi Deo
Shaluza Max / Tabu Ley Rochereau
12" | 2014 | UK | Original (Soundway)
14,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway Records present a special summer tribute double a-side 12" with two tracks from African musicians that both passed away within a couple of months of each other at the end of 2013 / start of 2014. Both tracks are perfect smooth summer tropical DJ fodder for the dancefloor. On the first side South African singer Shaluza Max's massive Mashkandi / house anthem from 2002 gets a first release on vinyl. This track was a huge hit in South Africa and around the world on its release. With a soaring Zulu vocal and big sound it's a fitting reminder of a very talented musician who worked as a very well respected producer, composer and arranger who died tragically young at the age of 47 in January of 2014. On the flip we drop a fairly unknown track from the mid 1980s from one of the biggest names in African music, Tabu Ley Rochereau. With a kind of almost balearic proto-house congolese pop cut with drum machines, and trademark sweet congo horn section, Hafi Deo is a beautiful track that fell into obscurity by perhaps being too smooth for the world music crowd in the mid 80s. Tabu Ley passed away in November 2013 in his late 70s with over 250 albums and 3000 songs to his name. A true pioneer of the congolese soukous sound, he was also one of the most influential African musicians of his generation.
Ondatropica - Ondatropica
Ondatropica
Ondatropica
3LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
29,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Triple LP version comes with bonus 7”, detailed liner notes (8 page full colour booklet) and free MP3 download.Conceived by Colombian musician Mario Galeano, the force behind the band Frente Cumbiero, and English producer Will ‘Quantic’ Holland, Ondatrópica brings together an all-star cast representing both the classic and modern styles of la musica Colombiana. Over 3 weeks in January 2012 at the famous Discos Fuentes studios in Medellín legendary figures from Colombian music joined a group of younger Colombian musicians that included members of both Mario’s band Frente Cumbeiro and Quantic’s Combo Barbaro. The plan; “to re-interpret the tropical musical heritage of Colombia with new approaches in composition, arrangement and production in a classic and mythical setting.”For the recording Will and Mario were joined by Colombian legends including big-hitting saxophonist Michi Sarmiento, multi-instrumentalist Fruko and accordion-playing don and singer Anibal Velasquez as well as a new wave of Colombian and South American musicians such as Chilean MC Ana Tijoux and El Chongo, a young percussionist and beatboxer from the city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast.A mixture of well known and classic Colombian styles such as cumbia, porro, gaita and champeta clash head-on with boogaloo, ska, beat-box, hip hop, dub and funk on the record. The tracks range from straight-up timeless pieces with one foot in the 1960s and 70s to progressive and forward-looking recordings firmly rooted in the 21st century. Mario and Will also adopted a 100% analogue recording approach in tribute to a sound and feel that the studio had been lacking for some years now.Soundway’s exploration into Colombian music began in 2007 with it’s much acclaimed compilation ‘Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes The Powerhouse of Colombian Music 1960-76’. That compilation features many original works from the above-mentioned artists as well as some of the main session men of the day that also played on this new record. It’s fitting then that Ondatrópica came together in the legendary Discos Fuentes studios in Medellín.
Susso - Keira
Susso
Keira
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Susso, aka bassist / producer Huw Bennett, creates music inspired by, and directly sampling, the magnificent sounds of the Mandinka people, recorded during a recent trip to Gambia. Initially travelling with the aim of gaining perspective as a musician and to discover a new world of music first hand, Huw found himself humbled by such a welcoming community of artists, mostly belonging to the celebrated Suso and Kuyateh griot families. The tracks are composed entirely from original source material, field recordings and Huw’s talents as a multi-instrumentalist; performing tuned percussion from the region including the Mandinka Balafon, Kutiringding drum, aswell drawing on his skill as a professional upright / electric bassist. The music produced has a contemporary electronic sound, whilst still paying homage to a traditional Gambian aesthetic. Keira (meaning peace) guides the listener through Huw’s journey up the River Gambia, being welcomed into remote dusty villages, where your people are the most important thing in life.
Dexter Story - Wejene Aola Feat. Kamasi Washington
Dexter Story
Wejene Aola Feat. Kamasi Washington
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
6,99 €* 9,99 € -30%
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For his next release on Soundway Records, Los Angeles-based Dexter Story hooks up with long time friend and compatriot of music, the saxophonist, jazz composer, producer and band-leader Kamasi Washington. A fierce, rumbling electro Ethio-Funk groove provides the platform for an intense and powerful interplay between Washington on tenor sax and Todd Simon on trumpet. An instrumental cover version of Tilahun Gessesse's 1970s cut of the same name, it's Story's homage to the oppressed Oromo people of Southern Ethiopia. Backed on the flip by the one cut from Story's 'Wondem' long-player that did not make it to vinyl when the LP version was cut, Nia Andrew's sublime and atmospheric collaboration on Eastern Prayer will keep all those happy who grumbled at it's exclusion from wax first time around. This is a record that no lover of Ethio-Jazz, Afro-Beat or Funk should be excused for not owning.
Muyei Power - Sierra Leone in 1970s USA
Muyei Power
Sierra Leone in 1970s USA
LP | 2014 | UK | Original (Soundway)
15,19 €* 18,99 € -20%
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Muyei Power or Orchestre Muyei (muyei means ‘our country’) was one of the top dance bands of the1970s in Sierra Leone. Soundway Records' first collection of music from this West African country (‘Muyei Power: Sierra Leone in 1970s USA’) is an album of rock-infused, 'afro' music from a group that traveled the world throughout the mid 1970s. Fusing elements of electric Congolese and Nigerian music with fast, syncopated, uptempo modernised arrangements of traditional music, Muyei Power produced a series of unique single-only releases that have been unavailable for 35 years. The rare recordings featured here are a glimpse of a dynamic and powerful band at the very height of its powers.
Heliocentrics, The - A World Of Masks Splattered Vinyl Edition
Heliocentrics, The
A World Of Masks Splattered Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. Since first appearing on DJ Shadow’s 2006 album The Outsider the group have gone on to release a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock, and musique concrete whilst collaborating with numerous genre heavyweights from Mulatu Astake to Gaslamp Killer and picking up prestigious fans along the way, such as Madlib and the recently departed David Axelrod.The primarily instrumental group, who operate out of their vintage analogue studio in East London called the Quatermass Sound Lab, bring in a new singer on album number four - a young Slovakian singer called Barbora Patkova. The result is an album that takes the band, already solidified in ever-expanding grooves and rhythms into new previously unexplored dimensions.The group’s deep-set ability to craft music intuitively and impulsively stems from a desire to avoid typical processes or generic structures. Since its conception, the band’s music has mainly been created from live improvisation. This musical approach gives the band its own sound and identity -”for anything to happen it must be at that time from the people in the room, and on the spot”. A decade of such sonic adventures has resulted in a tightly knit bond that the group refer to as “almost a form of telepathy” with “musical changes that otherwise would be near impossible to write.”
V.A. - Kenya Special Volume 2: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
V.A.
Kenya Special Volume 2: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
3LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Kenya Special was one of Soundway Records’ most popular releases and is considered a milestone in East African compilations.Soundway is now proud to present ‘Kenya Special : Volume Two’. This time the team of compilers have gone to even greater lengths to share a small part of what is slowly being accepted as an essential element of East Africa’s cultural heritage: the history of recorded popular music.The featured songs on Kenya Special : Volume Two bend the rules, break away from existing genres and sometimes experiment with foreign music trends. The approach to musical rediscovery behind Kenya Special : Volume Two has its origins in a youthful movement of vinyl collecting as well as, to some extent, club culture.
Ondatropica - Punkero Sonidero
Ondatropica
Punkero Sonidero
7" | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
9,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first single from Frente Cumbeiro's Mario Galeano and Will 'Quantic' Holland's new all-star Colombian band Ondatrópica gets served up here as a DJ friendly 7” ahead of the worldwide album release on 16th July. Ondatrópica brings together an all-star cast representing both the classic and modern styles of la musica Colombiana and features legendary figures (Fruko, Anibal Velasquez, Wilson Viveros, Michi Sarmiento to name a few) from Colombia’s rich musical past alongside younger Colombian musicians including members of both Mario’s band Frente Cumbeiro and Quantic’s Combo Barbaro as well as some specially invited guests.'Punkero Sonidero' is a raw, instrumental tune and with its analog synth bass and four-to-the-floor feel is the band's salute to the cumbia diaspora worldwide. It was one of the first tracks that the group recorded after they entered the famous Discos Fuentes studios in Medellín and so it seems fitting that it should be the first track to get cut to vinyl.'I Ron Man' is on the flip-side, a drunken take on Black Sabbath's classic 'Iron Man' with a tongue-in-cheek title - 'Ron' being 'Rum' in Spanish. The track features Michi Sarmiento, the big-hitting saxophonist of the golden age of Colombian music who, along with Will 'Quantic’ Holland and Mario Galeano, takes a toast of rum (ron) and whisky to celebrate the world’s common interest of inebriation.
Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure
Vanishing Twin
Choose Your Own Adventure
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
23,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Formed in 2015, Vanishing Twin came together to make an exploratory record that marries oblique English pop with a palette of arkestral sounds. Having previously released a string of conceptual cassettes under the name Orlando, founder Cathy Lucas named the group after her vanishing twin, an identical sister absorbed in utero, when they were both still a cluster of cells.Enlisting the help of producer Malcolm Catto (Heliocentrics, DJ Shadow, The Gaslamp Killer) the band began work at his London studio, Quatermass Sound Lab, last spring. Recording the basis for eight tracks, they blended structure and improvisation in pop songs that describe a personal mythology through the adventures of Lucas’ vanished twin. Drawing on sounds outside of the usual pop vocabulary, the group used forgotten drum machines, home-made electronics, vibraphones, tablas, and harp to invoke the esoteric psychedelia of lost soundtracks, radiophonic experiments and minimal music orchestras. In a studio that Catto built for maximum atmosphere and minimum interfere, and crammed with obscure vintage equipment, he brought his own distinctive sonics to the table, informed by outsider jazz, Italian library music and ethnographic field recordings. The band has previously been championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson and the Quietus. They played widely in 2015 presenting an immersive show that is equal parts crafted sound and improvised delirium. Vanishing Twin is made up of singer Cathy Lucas (Innerspace Orchestra), drummer Valentina Magaletti (Raime, Tomaga, Uuuu, Neon Neon), bassist Susumu Mukai (Zongamin, Floating Points), library music head Phil M.F.U. (Man From Uranus, Broadcast) on strange sounds, and film maker and visual artist Elliott Arndt on flute and percussion.
Odion Iruoje - Down To Earth
Odion Iruoje
Down To Earth
LP | 1983 | UK | Reissue (Soundway)
24,99 €*
Release:1983 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Thanks to the great Soundway-Team here's another valuable reissue of an impossible-to-find nigerian boogie-gem!
Family Atlantica - Family Atlantica
Family Atlantica
Family Atlantica
2LP | 2013 | UK | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded over 4 years in London and Venezuela, Cuban rumba, Venezuelan tambor and tonada, Ghanaian highlife, Ethiopian blues and calypso have been soaked and infused with psychedelia and spiritual jazz. Gilles Peterson included the band in his recent ‘Hot For 2013 Show’ on BBC 6music, premiering the track Cumbacutiri. At the heart of Family Atlantica are three people from three different continents: London born Jack Yglesias, producer, multi-instrumentalist and a veteran of The Heliocentrics, his wife Luzmira Zerpa, traditional Venezuelan musician, poet and singer with a magical voice acclaimed by Manu Chao and half Nigerian-half Ghanaian percussionist Kwame 'Natural Power' Crentsil.Recorded while living in an abandoned vicarage in East London, the record contains three different generations of Luzmira's family as well as a cast of musicians from the wider Family Atlantic family.One of the guests on the album, legendary Ethiopian-jazz maestro Mulatu Astatke, adds a classic touch on piano to ‘Escape To The Palenque’, soloing in his unmistakable flowing Ethiopian 6/8 style. Also featured on the record are Senegalese Nuru Kane and Afro-Cuban group Yoruba Andabo. Much of the record was recorded by the Heliocentrics' Malcolm Catto at their East London studio.In 2008, Luzmira traveled to the Sahara Desert in the south of Algeria to participate in the Fi-sahara Festival. While there she performed with Manu Chao who introduced her to the audience as the most beautiful voice to arrive to the desert.
V.A. - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
V.A.
Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
3LP+7" | 2013 | UK | Original (Soundway)
29,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa. Spread out over two CDs and one triple LP, Kenya Special is accompanied by detailed liner notes, original artwork and photographs.It follows on from Soundway’s much acclaimed African ‘Special’ series that to date has focused on the highlife and afrobeat output from 1970s Nigeria and Ghana. Kenya Special is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7" singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards. From Kikuyu language ‘liquid soul’, Luo benga and Swahili afrobeat to genre-bending Congolese and Tanzanian tracks recorded in Nairobi, Kenya Special sees Soundway yet again taking the less trodden path. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Kenya was at the time.In 1970s Kenya the two threads of rumba and benga loosely dominated the music scene. Benga quickly became Kenya’s unique contribution to afro-pop; spreading like wildfire through the interior countryside with it’s fast, 4/4 machine-gun beat and intricate electric guitar layers. The Congolese take on Afro-Cuban rumba was introduced by touring bands many of whom settled in East Africa - influencing bands from Kenya and Tanzania to come up with their own take on this popular style. Alongside these styles were small ensembles and hotel-sponsored bands, playing a blend of music that often included rock ‘n’ roll riffs, elements of ‘afro’ music (influenced by West African musicians like Fela Kuti), and multiple other combinations from South African and Zambian guitar styles to disco, funk and Swahili coastal rhythms like chakacha.Painstakingly compiled, assembled and researched over two years by a team of five people from five countries (Kenya included), Kenya Special is a collection that looks beyond the mainstream and brings new life and recognition to some little known gems and forgotten classics of Kenya’s past.
Ennanga Vision - Ennanga Vision Neon Vinyl Version
Ennanga Vision
Ennanga Vision Neon Vinyl Version
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Limited Gatefold Edition on Neon Vinyl!This post-modern African soundtrack follows London producer Jesse Hackett’s heady musical journey into the heart of Uganda - recording with chief collaborator, multi instrumentalist and singer Albert Ssempeke and featuring assorted vocal legends from the north of the country. The music blends a fully electronic sensibility with unusual, hand-crafted, African one-string fiddles, a 200-year-old harp and an enormous, group-played xylophone. It mixes traditional Ugandan folk songs and modern pop forms into a new plastic organic vision.
International Soleil Band - Ta Lassa
International Soleil Band
Ta Lassa
12" | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
13,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Composed by Gnamakoron Sidi Diabaté it was featured originally on an album released in 1983 by French Warners offshoot WAM (West African Music) - a short lived label that recorded about 20 releases of West African music released in France. This 12” features an extended Hide & Smile edit on the A side and the original album version on the flip. Better be fast!
MonoMono - Dawn Of Awareness
MonoMono
Dawn Of Awareness
LP+12" | 2011 | UK | Reissue (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Amid the OPEC oil embargo, Watergate and IRA bombs, the sound of MonoMono’s follow-up record, 1974’s ‘Dawn of Awareness’, took on the bluesrock grooves of Santana and Hugh Masekela but with their own unique Yoruban flavor. A deeply spiritual record, ‘Dawn of Awareness’ was Haastrup’s reaction to what was going on in the world around him. One hears echoes of the Allman Brothers’ ‘Revival’ on MonoMono’s ‘Awareness is What You Need’ and after listening to ‘Plain Fighting’ you could easily imagine the band sharing the stage with the Doobie Brothers at an East Side San Jose street festival.The LP version comes with a bonus 12? vinyl.
Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo - Aqui Los Bravos! The Best Of Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo 1967 - 77
Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo
Aqui Los Bravos! The Best Of Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo 1967 - 77
2LP | 2011 | UK | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway remain in Colombia for the follow up to Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia & Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962 – 72, with a collection of pure Colombian dancefloor thunder; 16 tracks of the finest guaguancós, descargas and cumbias recorded by legendary bandleader Michi Sarmiento y su Bravos, and released on the infamous Discos Fuentes label between 1967 and 1977.
iZem - Hafa
iZem
Hafa
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Soundway)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Journeyman, DJ, radio presenter, beat raconteur – it’s been hard to keep up with all of iZem‘s movements lately. The innovative Lisbon-based French producer has been hard at work on his debut LP Hafa, exploring the sounds of Latin America and North Africa in a vivid analogue-digital, genre-defying soundscape that is sure to leave your head spinning. Inspired by cultural greats like Jack Kerouac, Paul Bowles, Tahar Ben Jelloun and Matisse, iZem spent time soaking up the atmosphere at the inspiring Café Hafa, an idyllic cliff-pop joint overlooking the strait of Gibraltar, in Tangier, Morocco, which has formed a golden backdrop to his debut LP. Brimming with soulful exoticism, personal narratives and adventurous collaborators, Hafa has been an experiment in taking on the afro-centric sounds of his journey to-date by incorporating modern, introspective songwriting and hybrid beats. Often writing music whilst crossing continents, the only place iZem allows dust to settle is in the heart, heat and rhythms of his local-global future sounds. A decade of nomadism between Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Ireland and Portugal made way for a series of critically acclaimed EP’s and remixes for Soundway, GAMM, Far Out, Agogo, ZZK records, Wah Wah 45s, and Mais Um Discos. Arrival on the global, forward-thinking, artistically leftfield scene was predicted by Gilles Peterson, XLR8R, Okay Player and fellow tropical hed Quantic. iZem is an acronym for “In Ze Early Morning” and his debut album “Hafa” evokes new days dawning in far-off lands and stirring horizons of the present. So if you aren’t hearing iZem’s pastiche of future tropical rhythms and organic grooves on stations such as BBC, KCRW or Funkhaus Europa, then make sure you you catch him raising the dance floor temperature on one continent or another.
Me & My Friends - Hide Your Way
Sidiku Buari - Anokwar (Truth)
Sidiku Buari
Anokwar (Truth)
12" | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
13,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another strong 12"-reissue of mindblowing Afro-Boogie. Unearthed with passion by the incredible Soundway-Team!
Flamingods - Majesty
Flamingods
Majesty
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Flamingods are set to return with ‘Majesty’, the band’s third album and debut release on Soundway Records, out June 10th. ‘Majesty’ is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2014 sophomore album ‘Hyperborea’. With this new album the five-piece have taken their sound in a new direction with a rich and multi-layered album brimming with diverse influences that reflect their multi-cultural backgrounds. The shimmering 10-track album crosses blissful psychedelia with a rich spectrum of the band’s sonic inspirations. ‘Majesty’ was written and arranged with a conceptual narrative, cohesive both musically and lyrically, following the story of protagonist Yuka on his journey of enlightenment. The record is split in two, morning/light/good and evening/dark/evil that unravels track-by-track as the record plays out.
Chico Mann - Nobody Wants To Feat. Kendra Morris
Chico Mann
Nobody Wants To Feat. Kendra Morris
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
A chunky slab of shimmering synth-soul on a hip-hop beat throbs out of the speakers on the new Chico Mann and Kendra Morris single. Served up with trademark afro guitar licks and spacey synth stabs this beautiful one-off release follows their killer album-cut 'Same Old Clown', the highlight of the Chico Mann 'Magical Thinking' full-length of 2012.
Fumaca Preta - Impuros Fanaticos
Fumaca Preta
Impuros Fanaticos
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Impuros Fanáticos is the 2nd album from the indomitable Fumaça Preta. As the band spiral into a cacophony of drums, heavy psychedelic guitar riffs, grooving percussion and the unique vocal dexterity of singer/drummer Alex Figuiera, there is no doubt that their well received debut record was simply the opening salvo of a quite incredible musical journey.
La Yegros - Magnetismo
La Yegros
Magnetismo
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Named “The Queen of Nu Cumbia”, La Yegros currently resides in two distinct places -- vibrant romantic Paris, and the pulsing heart of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires -- but her family hails from the tropical climates found in the rural rain forests of the northeast Argentina, bordering Brazil. Her musical point of view is spirited and eclectic. Produced by the legendary Argentine producer King Coya (composer of Fuerza Bruta), there’s a sass to her singing, at once fresh and urgent yet aged in experience and attitude, that cuts through the male-dominated contemporary cumbia, drawing on both deep folk traditions and cutting edge beats. Magnetismo is the attraction between two different poles, and in the case of La Yegros’s second album, those two poles are the audience and the artist. La Yegros’s highly anticipated second album was born out of international collaborations and experiences through the 15 tours across the globe that the band has completed in the past two and a half years. The new songs came out of life on the road, from Hungary to Morocco to Washington DC, and were perfected and inspired by the live reactions interacting with new audiences.
Meridian Brothers - Los Suicadas
Meridian Brothers
Los Suicadas
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Soundway)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The genre-crossing 8-track album is the first of a trilogy, inspired by one of the Colombian-native’s local legends Jaime Llano Gonzalez, a Colombian Hammond organist famous for playing traditional Colombian music such as Pasillos, Bambucos, Cumbias, and foreign rhythms such as foxtrots or waltzes, in an ambient style.
Sound Of Siam, The - Volume 2: Molam & Luk Thung From North-East Thailand 1970-1982
Sound Of Siam, The
Volume 2: Molam & Luk Thung From North-East Thailand 1970-1982
CD | 2014 | UK | Original (Soundway)
14,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway’s second foray into South East Asia is focused on North-East Thailand, the epicentre of Molam and Luk Thung Isan music. Hypnotic phin & khaen riffs, pulsing, electrified country rhythms and heartfelt vocals punctuate another journey into the lesser known reaches of 1970s Thai music. The first volume of The Sound of Siam, released in 2011, was the first introduction for many to the artistry and innovations of modern Thai music. One of the most popular compilations on Soundway Records the music even made it onto the big screen with ‘Mae Jom Ka Lon’ by Dao Bandon featured on the soundtrack of ‘The Hangover Part II’. In an interview with LA Times Mick Jagger spoke of discovering the collection that “some nutter put together” after hearing the riff from Jumpin’ Jack Flash on one of the tracks from the compilation.In this second volume of The Sound of Siam the focus is firmly on the music the sounds of north-east Thailand, or Isan and attempts to show how a genre evolved and developed from essentially an acoustic tradition with specific geographic roots, to one that started to incorporate other instruments and influences that reached out to the Isan diaspora around the country.The term molam is actually two separate words pushed together: Mo meaning ‘expert’ or ‘doctor’ and lam meaning ‘to sing’. Hence the literal translation means ‘singing expert’. Many molam records have extended intros that allow a vocalist to establish the theme of the song, as well as flex their improvisational muscles.Luk thung (literally ‘song of the countryside’) is a much broader, rural style that had a bigger impact nationally. Artists like Saksiam Petchompu began fusing this style with molam, a move which propelled him to national fame. You can hear the influence of western funk, as well as Thai arrangements, on the luk thung Isan (as the hybrid became known) smash Jeb Jin Jeb Jai included here.The Sound of Siam 2 - Molam & Luk Thung Isan from North-East Thailand 1970 - 1982’ features 19 tracks, many appearing outside of Thailand for the first time. Both CD and double LP & is accompanied with detailed liner notes written by compilers Chris Menist and Maft Sai.
DrumTalk - Airbourne EP
Batida - Alegria EP
Batida
Alegria EP
12" | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
12,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Angolan / Portuguese Batida is back with the Alegria EP, the second remix laden offshoot single from his debut LP released early this year. Mixing the syncopated, synthetic rhythms of kuduro with elements of classic 1970s semba and congolese-influenced guitar licks Batida's creator Pedro Coquenão and others have extended and re-worked three of the best album cuts. For the opening track of the EP Batida has re-worked and extended the feel-good cut ‘Alegria’ , stretching it out over six minutes as well as providing a radio friendly edit. As the name of the track suggests 'Alegria' is perhaps the most joyous cut from the record, here strung out for the dancefloor. Two of his close musical allies, Portuguese producer Beat Laden and Brazilian Maga Bo, take to the dials for the B-side, re-working two more album tracks. The original version of 'Puxa' was conceived at Beat Laden’s studio in Lisbon and so returning the favour Batida gave the reigns to his friend on this earth-shaking, bass heavy dubbed out remix. Maga Bo adds extra percussion and urgency to the shuffling ‘Cuka’ that features Angolan MC Ikonoklasta telling the fictional story of an old maestro of the "Alcoholic Wako Kungo Orchestra" that only uses Cuca (Angolan national beer) cans and bottles as instruments and ends up “on the other side of the town” because he talks too much. 2012 has seen Batida making waves across Europe, taking his powerhouse live show to some of the biggest festivals across the continent. Blowing away all who've seen it his show features dancers, percussionists, live samples and MCs alongside visuals and images (both archive and new) of Angolan street life, the civil war and fragments of tribal life.
Los Miticos Del Ritmo - Los Miticos Del Ritmo
Los Miticos Del Ritmo
Los Miticos Del Ritmo
LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
21,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
From the sweltering tropical depths of Cali, Colombia Will ‘Quantic’ Holland’s studio band Los Miticos Del Ritmo (The Mythics of Rhythm) return with an album of hip shaking, dancefloor quaking instrumental cumbias. Released on CD, LP and download on the 30th April. The LP is 100% analogue and comes with an original screen-printed front cover designed by the London based artist Lewis Heriz. Covers of Queen’s "Another One Bites The Dust", Michael Jackson’s "Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and Gildardo Montoya’s "Fabiola" (as featured on Soundway’s "The Original Sound of Cumbia") sit along side original cumbias on this feel good, house party cumbia LP.
MonoMono - Give The Beggar A Chance
MonoMono
Give The Beggar A Chance
LP+12" | 2011 | UK | Reissue (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway have been championing Joni Haastrup since day one featuring tracks on both the ‘Nigeria Special!’ and ‘Nigeria Rock Special!’ releases. Most recently Joni appears as a guest keys players on Black Goddess, an Afro-jazz soundtrack collaboration with Remi Kabaka. The LP comes with a bonus 12" featuring three extra tracks.Joni formed MonoMono in 1971 with his friend and bassist Baba Ken Okulolo, guitarist Jimmy Adams and percussionists Candido Obajimi and Friday Jumbo. The band recorded seven original tracks for their debut LP, a drastic departure from the soul covers of the 60’s groups in Nigeria but a logical progression from the jazz-rock fusion saturating the London scene. Joni’s keys on the lush, meandering title track ‘Give the Beggar a Chance’ reminds one of Ray Manzarek (The Doors) while on ‘Kenimania’ he wails like an African counter-point to the Skatalites’ master organist Jackie Mittoo. Written in London and recorded in Lagos, the album was released in 1972.
Ghana Special - Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-81
Ghana Special
Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-81
2CD | 2009 | UK | Original (Soundway)
18,99 €*
Release:2009 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ghana Special represents nearly ten years of on-going research in and around the cities of Accra, Tema, Cape Coast, Takoradi and Kumasi, knocking on musician’s doors and visiting ex-distributors, DJs, collectors, manufacturers and shop owners who helped piece the story together.The roots of this project goes back to a pair of albums named Ghana Soundz (Volumes 1 and 2), which focussed solely on the ‘funkier’ side of the same period. Alongside new artists and groups, some other works of the many musicians and producers Cleret met whilst researching those records are also included here. Many of these tracks have remained only in people’s memories or in collections of LPs that sit unplayed: until now of course.
Ennanga Vision - Ennanga Vision Black Vinyl Version
Ennanga Vision
Ennanga Vision Black Vinyl Version
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Standard Edition on black Vinyl. This post-modern African soundtrack follows London producer Jesse Hackett’s heady musical journey into the heart of Uganda - recording with chief collaborator, multi instrumentalist and singer Albert Ssempeke and featuring assorted vocal legends from the north of the country. The music blends a fully electronic sensibility with unusual, hand-crafted, African one-string fiddles, a 200-year-old harp and an enormous, group-played xylophone. It mixes traditional Ugandan folk songs and modern pop forms into a new plastic organic vision.
P.R.O. (People Rock Outfit) - Blacky Joe
P.R.O. (People Rock Outfit)
Blacky Joe
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
21,59 €* 26,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Valuable reissue of a impossible-to-find album from nigeria! Essential for collectors of psych-rock-oddities and rare afro-sound!
Family Atlantica - Cosmic Unity
Family Atlantica
Cosmic Unity
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Soundway)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Award-winning, London-based Family Atlantica are back with their far-reaching second album ‘Cosmic Unity’, which follows on from their 2013 eponymous debut - an album that won the band a range of awards including Songlines Magazine’s Best Newcomers 2015. ‘Cosmic Unity’, like the band itself, mirrors the mixed-up, intercontinental terrain of their home town. Moving through genres as diverse as psychedelic highlife, steel- pan Ethio-funk, calypso, biao and scorching equatorial jazz underpinned by deep afro-Atlantic dance rhythms, they have created a cohesive, forward-looking sound that echoes classic tropical recordings of the past whilst still sounding fresh and contemporary. Lush string and horn arrangements give way to acidic commentary on the immigration system and slavery as well as incantations of unity.
Fumaca Preta - La Trampa
Dexter Story - Wondem
Dexter Story
Wondem
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Soundway)
16,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On his debut Soundway Records release, Story distils his diverse background in soul, funk, jazz and folk idioms into his own unique and worldly voice. Borrowing from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya, this collection of East African-influenced music is a testament to Story’s decades of dedication to artistic excellence.“Wondem is a unique collection of songs inspired by my passion for and immersion into African music and culture over my career” says Story. “This body of work came about as I began to compose and arrange for Todd Simon's Ethio Cali, an emerging ethio-jazz ensemble in Los Angeles. Wondem means brother in Amharic and I felt a strong brotherly connection to Ethiopia during the process.”‘Wondem’ was written and recorded in Story’s personal studio in downtown Los Angeles and one of his closest associates, producer, composer and musician, Carlos Niño co-produced the record. It was mixed at Niño’s home studio.
Fantasma - Free Love
Fantasma
Free Love
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Soundway)
13,59 €* 16,99 € -20%
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fantasma, the latest project of South African innovator and creative pioneer Spoek Mathambo, is a five-man collective which weaves together electronica, hip-hop, traditional Zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, South African house, psych-rock and punk to form a unique, original and fresh hybrid.
Fantasma - Eye Of The Sun EP
Fantasma
Eye Of The Sun EP
12" | 2014 | UK | Original (Soundway)
16,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Limited edition of 500 copies!Fantasma, the latest project of South African innovator and creative pioneer Spoek Mathambo, is a five-man collective which weaves together electronica, hip-hop, traditional Zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, South African house, psych-rock and punk to form a unique, original and fresh hybrid.The godfather of ‘Bacardi House’, producer DJ Spoko joins with former Machineri guitarist André Geldenhuys,drummer Michael Buchanan and maskandi multi-instrumentist Bhekisenzo Cele to complete the line up.Fused by Spoek Mathambo’s futurist vision, Fantasma pulls inspiration from all corners of South Africa:the sounds and spirits of townships and cities as well as the rural countryside. It is diverse not only in its membership but also in its forward-looking music.
V.A. - Ten Cities
V.A.
Ten Cities
CD | 2014 | UK | Original (Soundway)
8,99 €* 14,99 € -40%
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
50 electronic music producers and instrumentalists from these ten cities were invited to collaborate in studios over the course of more than six months. As a result hip-hop from the squats of Naples, dubstep and bass from Bristol and Lisbon, experimental techno from Berlin and jazz-tinged deep-house from Kiev are thrust upon the pumping kuduro of Luanda, the free-thinking crackled electronica of Cairo, the afro-jazz of Lagos & Johnannesburg, and the Sheng street slang of Kenyan hip-hop and rap.
My Panda Shall Fly - Tropical
My Panda Shall Fly
Tropical
LP | 2014 | UK | Original (Soundway)
15,29 €* 16,99 € -10%
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A kaleidoscope of rainbow textures and rhythms disperse into the exotic soundscape of ‘Tropical’. Electronics, real folk instruments and noise-making objects feature here generously on this six-track concept album, blending together a sonic palette influenced by a rich variety of music and people and places.The material was initially written over the course of a few months during what Seneviratne called "a beautiful burst of inspiration". Working with veteran producer Asier Leatxe Ibanez d'Opakoa (Electric Lady Studios, NYC), Seneviratne then set about disassembling all the songs and re-working them meticulously, enriching the sounds by adding a huge range of live instrumentation, before processing the audio through vintage analogue studio gear. Suren Seneviratne, born in Sri Lanka before settling in London in 1996, first caught the attention of the music world with a remix that featured on Pitchfork back in 2010. Since then he has released a plethora of diverse records, gaining support from the likes of Clash Magazine, The Fader, Mixmag and Dazed Digital, as well as regularly touring internationally. He has also remixed the likes of The Weeknd, Stay Positive & Little Boots as well as appearing at festivals like BBC Hackney Weekender, Outlook Croatia & Glade as well as performing at prestigious venues such as The Design Museum, Tate Modern & Barbican. My Panda Shall Fly has gone through many an incarnation but it was around seven years ago that music from other continents first began piquing his interest, filling his head with new sounds that eventually seeded the ideas for this project. On ‘Rainfall’ he works with the sound of tongue mallets, cymbals and synthesized bass while on ‘'Yapeyú' he manipulates the sound of pan pipes with poly-rhythmic Rhumba percussion. With the release of ‘Tropical’, My Panda Shall Fly has yet again set himself apart as one of the most unique contemporary electronic musicians around today.
Batida - Dois
Batida
Dois
LP | 2014 | UK | Original (Soundway)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Strands of Afro-House, Kuduro, Benga, Semba, samples from old Angolan movies and Afrobeat tracks, African MCs and musicians from all over the world are all deftly mixed together by Pedro Coquenão. Tip!
Ibibio Sound Machine - Ibibio Sound Machine
Ibibio Sound Machine
Ibibio Sound Machine
LP | 2014 | UK | Original (Soundway)
17,09 €* 18,99 € -10%
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Ibibio Sound Machine are set to release their debut LP through Soundway Records. Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, they combine elements of West African highlife, disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul.From the banging sub-bass of 'Lets Dance' to the spiritual, gospel-tinged notes of the album's opening track 'Voice of the Bird', the band have turned in a dynamic and, at times, beautiful take on modern afro-soul music.

Folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother's South-Eastern Nigerian Ibibio language form the creative lyrical fabric of the album. A large dose of electronic elements and an approach as influenced by their hometown of London as much as by West Africa, give the vocals and guitar lines space to breath without being overwhelmed. A force of nature on stage, the 8-piece live band made their official live debut at this year's Transmusicales in France.
Jimmy Mawi - Black Dialogue EP
Jimmy Mawi
Black Dialogue EP
10" | 2013 | UK | Original (Soundway)
13,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Continuing further into the music of 1970s East Africa, Soundway present a limited edition 10" of raw, bluesy garage-funk-rock from Jimmy Mawi.Jimmy Mawi was a Madagascan guitarist based in Nairobi in the mid 1970s. He cut only three 45s for EMI East Africa on their Pathe imprint that have virtually disappeared from sight in the nearly 40 years since they were recorded. Soundway reproduce four of the best tracks here on a super limited edition 10". Fuzz guitars, raspy vocals and metronomic drumming combine for an exhaustive afro-rock workout.Earlier this year Soundway released their compilation Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s. Accompanied by a limited re-mix 12” these releases represent Soundway’s first releases from the East African country and follows from their much acclaimed African ‘Special’ series that to date has focused on the highlife and afrobeat output from 1970s Nigeria and Ghana.
Chico Mann of Antibalas - Same Old Clown EP
Chico Mann of Antibalas
Same Old Clown EP
12" | 2013 | UK | Original (Soundway)
13,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Chico Mann is to release the "Same Old Clown EP" Soundway Records ahead of his forthcoming full length album ‘Magical Thinking’. Featuring the sultry vocals of New York based Kendra Morris, the slinky and catchy album version of "Same Old Clown" is joined here by deeper re-workings from USA DJ and re-edit king Kon (Kon & Amir, Nitetime), who provides both a vocal and dub remix as well as UK producer Linkwood, known in underground circles for his groundbreaking mix of future-boogie, house and detroit techno on Scotland's excellent Firecracker Recordings imprint.
Chico Mann of Antibalas - Magical Thinking
Chico Mann of Antibalas
Magical Thinking
2LP | 2013 | UK | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Chico Mann’s fifth album will be anticipated by the single "Same Old Clown", featuring the sultry vocals of New York based Kendra Morris. Displaying his mastery over an arsenal of studio weapons and synthesizers, Chico Mann (aka Marcos Garcia) scores his fifth long player against a backdrop of pop sensibilities and guest vocalists. The album draws as much on 80's funk, boogie and electro as merengue and Afro-beat. A member of Antibalas, multi instrumentalist and guitarist, Garcia has in the past worked with the likes of TV On The Radio, The Roots and Dam Funk as well as remixing Little Dragon and Alice Russell.
KonKoma - KonKoma Remixed
KonKoma
KonKoma Remixed
12" | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘KonKoma Remixed’ sees three of KonKoma’s choicest album cuts remixed and reworked by three of the most exciting synth laden Afro-electro producers around today. With the original versions rooted in 1970s Ghana 'KonKoma Remixed' adds modern edge to their rich blend of Afro-funk, jazz, soul and traditional African rhythms. Their debut album, released earlier this year through Soundway Records, won plaudits for its sophisticated mix of afrocentric music and soulful melodies. Ahead of his new album in February 2013, Soundway 's latest signing, New Jersey based, Chico Mann (aka Marcos Garcia), pushes his signature style in an up-tempo house informed direction on his reworking of 'Sibashaya Woza'. On the B-side Huntley and Palmer’s Auntie Flo strips down ‘Handkerchief’ and adds a sparse rattling beat to one of the album highlights, turning it into a hypnotic and almost industrial slice of new afro electronica. Finally French producer and synth magician Débruit whose Afro-infused, genre-bending debut LP ‘From The Horizon’ has been championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson takes on ‘Kpanlogo’ and delivers a futuristic afro post-punk breakdown.
Meridian Brothers - Desesperanza
Meridian Brothers
Desesperanza
CD | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
11,19 €* 15,99 € -30%
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Straddling the line between new and old, Meridian Brothers’ mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves is the creation of Eblis Álvarez, one of the key figures of the experimental music scene in Bogota. As with all of the Meridian Brother’s releases, every instrument on ‘Deseperanza’ was played and recorded by Eblis himself.A true avant-garde guitar player and composer, Eblis also plays in Mario Galeano’s band Frente Cumbiero and was one of the 42 musicians involved in the recording of Ondatrópica.Meridian Brothers are at the core of a burgeoning music scene with cumbia, salsa and currulao all being explored by a new generation of Colombian musicians. Last year’s "Meridian Brothers VII" received key recognition from New York’s Names You Can Trust, who combined two of its tracks on a highly collectible special edition 7”. ‘Desesperanza’, Meridian Brothers first fully-fledged worldwide release, is dedicated exclusively to salsa and tropical music, twisting it through a dark and theatrical psychedelic soundscape but never abandoning the traditional aesthetics.
Ondatropica - Ondatropica
Ondatropica
Ondatropica
CD | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Standard CD version comes with 20 page booklet and download code featuring bonus tracks.Conceived by Colombian musician Mario Galeano, the force behind the band Frente Cumbiero, and English producer Will ‘Quantic’ Holland, Ondatrópica brings together an all-star cast representing both the classic and modern styles of la musica Colombiana. Over 3 weeks in January 2012 at the famous Discos Fuentes studios in Medellín legendary figures from Colombian music joined a group of younger Colombian musicians that included members of both Mario’s band Frente Cumbeiro and Quantic’s Combo Barbaro. The plan; “to re-interpret the tropical musical heritage of Colombia with new approaches in composition, arrangement and production in a classic and mythical setting.”For the recording Will and Mario were joined by Colombian legends including big-hitting saxophonist Michi Sarmiento, multi-instrumentalist Fruko and accordion-playing don and singer Anibal Velasquez as well as a new wave of Colombian and South American musicians such as Chilean MC Ana Tijoux and El Chongo, a young percussionist and beatboxer from the city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast.A mixture of well known and classic Colombian styles such as cumbia, porro, gaita and champeta clash head-on with boogaloo, ska, beat-box, hip hop, dub and funk on the record. The tracks range from straight-up timeless pieces with one foot in the 1960s and 70s to progressive and forward-looking recordings firmly rooted in the 21st century. Mario and Will also adopted a 100% analogue recording approach in tribute to a sound and feel that the studio had been lacking for some years now.Soundway’s exploration into Colombian music began in 2007 with it’s much acclaimed compilation ‘Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes The Powerhouse of Colombian Music 1960-76’. That compilation features many original works from the above-mentioned artists as well as some of the main session men of the day that also played on this new record. It’s fitting then that Ondatrópica came together in the legendary Discos Fuentes studios in Medellín.
Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow
Rob
Make It Fast, Make It Slow
CD | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway re-issue ROB’s second album for the first time outside Ghana on CD, vinyl and digital.ROB was an enigmatic recording artist from Ghana who cut two albums for the legendary Essiebons label in 1977. Neither of these were big domestic hits at the time and have since become prized amongst collectors in recent years. The title track from this LP was always one of the most popular on the first Soundway release Ghana Soundz and over the years we have been asked many times to re-issue the LP in it’s entirety. A stranger, slower offering than his more dancefloor funk-laden and Spartan first LP, this record sees ROB in similar territory but with the tempo switched down and the introspection turned up. ROB’s trademark horns dominate and are supplied by the Mag-2, an army band founded by leader Amponsah Rockson, who named it after the army unit the band played for – the “magnificent” second battalion. In 1977, Rob traveled to the coastal town of Takoradi in search of Mag-2, which had an entire section of its line-up dedicated to horns, with the intension of laying out his proposal to them. Luckily for Rob, the band took him up on it.With religious overtones and a broody, slightly off-key atmosphere at points it’s certainly one of the stranger afro-funk records to come out of West Africa but with tracks like Loose up Yourself and Make it Fast, Make it Slow he nails it for sure.
Batida - Batida
Batida
Batida
LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
16,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Soundway are proud to release the debut album of Portuguese/Angolan DJ Mpula aka Pedro Coquenão. A distinctly modern and vibrant project with its feet firmly rooted in the past, Batida combine samples from old 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music. Simply put, Batida is the sound of the wildest Angolan street partyBeing the first of a string of brand new projects, this eponymous first album sees Soundway taking a slightly different direction in 2012 and beyond. Championed mostly for their work in un-earthing and re-releasing classic, rare and vintage tropical recordings, Soundway have started signing new acts that have drawn on and been inspired by the kind of music found on the label’s groundbreaking compilations and re-issues.What originally started out as a radio show designed to promote new African music has slowly evolved into a collaborative project crossing continents. Music is the starting point but through dance, graphics, photography, radio and video, Batida expands, taking in politics and social commentary but always bringing it back to the party.Batida’s high energy live show features dancers, percussionists, DJs, MCs alongside visuals and images (both archive and new) of Angolan streets, war and fragments of tribal life.
Love Inks - Rock On
King Kennytone And His Western Toppers Band - Dancing Time With King Kennytone
King Kennytone And His Western Toppers Band
Dancing Time With King Kennytone
7" | 2011 | UK | Original (Soundway)
12,59 €* 13,99 € -10%
Release:2011 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
King Kennytone, trumpeter and stalwart of the Nigerian Highlife scene of the 50s and 60s was the foremost purveyor of African twist in the early 60s. Following the massive dance craze of The Twist in the US and UK in 1961/2, Kennytone recorded his African Twist numbers at the same time in both English and Igbo. As with later imported styles such as soul and funk many broadcasters and journalists of the day criticised him for being concentrating on music that wasn’t African in origin but his records were huge hits and endure to this day (especially with the recent resurgence in late ’50s and early ’60s black Rock n’ Roll and R&B).Limited edition of 1000 copies.
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Soundway Records ist ein 2001 von Miles Cleret gegründetes, auf Reissues und Raritäten spezialisiertes Plattenlabel aus London. Inzwischen sind es über 25 Veröffentlichungen, deren kleinster gemeinsamer Nenner die Liebe zu den »Afro sounds« ist. Doch Soundway stellt gerade den Facettenreichtum innerhalb dieses Kosmos’ aus. Ob Nigerianischer Highlife, Cumbia aus Panama, Afro-Latin Grooves aus Benin oder kolumbianischer Champeta, auf Soundway kann die Variantenvielfalt eines Klangs entdeckt werden. Miles Cleret, der Gründer von Soundway, sammelt Schallplatten seit seinem 12. Lebensjahr und gilt weltweit als Spezialist für nigerianische Musik und als Kenner von Disco und Funk von 1974 bis 1979 und von »psychedelic rock with not a saxophone in sight«, wie er in einem Interview mit Exclaim verriet. Dieses Musikwissen kann man auf den Releases von Soundway nachhören.

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