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Khruangbin - Late Night Tales Orange Vinyl Edition
Khruangbin
Late Night Tales Orange Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Late Night Tales)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Preorder available from 04.12.2020
One copy per customer.
V.A. - Disco É Cultura Volume 1 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Disco É Cultura Volume 1 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brazilian Funk Soul Finest Record Collection. A tasty slice of '70s and '80s Brazilian Soul and Funk especially the one from the glorious ’70s. Soul and Funk was taking shape all over the world in the 1970s. Brazilians built on their own phenomenal music, combining it with influences of Funk and Soul music from abroad to create something uniquely Brazilian. The disco-boogie-funk sound produced in Brazil in the late 70s and early 80s has been under the spotlight. Some records have become established classics and bestsellers. Many others have become cult records that have remained largely unknown to the general public, some of these rare records are now collected in the first volume of “Disco é Cultura”.
Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club
2LP | 1997 | EU | Reissue (World Circuit)
22,99 €*
Release:1997 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally an official reissue of this fine classic of Cuban music. 180g vinyl.
Joe Gallardo & Sol - Sol Black Vinyl Edition
Joe Gallardo & Sol
Sol Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 500 copies. Latin Funk Psych Fuzz Blaster basically covers all the realms of rare record collecting in one shot!!
There's the Funk Fuzz Blaster "Maranatha" or the Ray Barretto Latin Jazz Groove cut "El Que Se Fue" with freaky synth blasts.
The Texas Easy Funk moves of "Squeeze" which remind of Steam Heat, or the lounged out soul rendition of Stevie Wonder's classic "Bird Of Beauty”. Something for everyone and impossibly rare!!
Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo - Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo
Khruangbin - Late Night Tales Black Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Azymuth - Azymuth
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Azymuth
Azymuth
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
36,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The fourth release from Jazz Is Dead records features Azymuth, one of the bands in Brazilian history, redefining Popular Brazilian Music. Having released almost 20 albums in their career, Azymuth proves to be a consistent source for an innovative mix of jazz, pop, MPB, and electronic music.

Composed and produced by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recorded in the Linear Labs analog studio.
V.A. - The Roots Of Chicha
V.A.
The Roots Of Chicha
2LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Barbes)
19,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
23 tunes from Lima and the Amazon
recorded between 1968 and 1981!
V.A. - La Locura De Machuca 1975 - 1980
V.A.
La Locura De Machuca 1975 - 1980
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Analog Africa)
31,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We are very happy to announce our 30th compilation from the Analog Africa regular serie, ‘La Locura de Machuca 1975 - 1980’, telling the story of Colombia's most atypical and peculiar record company: Discos Machuca

La Locura de Machuca is the story of one man’s bizarre odyssey into Colombia’s coastal music underground, and the wild, hypnotic sounds he helped bring up to the surface.

The seventeen tracks sound like little else recorded before or since. They exist outside of time or place, as vividly unhinged in 2020 as they were on the day they were first released. You have to hear it to believe it.

‘La Locura de Machuca 1975 - 1980’ comes as a Double LP on 140g virgin vinyl with a gatefold cover and a full color 16-pages booklet. The CD comes with a full color 32-pages booklet.
Jorge Ben - Ma Ma Ma Ma Mae
Jorge Ben
Ma Ma Ma Ma Mae
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Our much in-demand series of classic Brazilian 45s are back! Featuring a vibrant new design, we’ve curated yet more wants-list regulars and unearthed fresh finds from Brazil that are destined to become collector’s items in their own right. Number 81 is our Brazil.45 series sees further digging into the magical world of Jorge Ben's lesser-explored 1980's productions. 'Ma Ma Ma Ma Maé (A Lingua Dos Anjos)' is taken from his 'Alô Alô, Como Vai?' album from 1980, which is arranged, produced, and features keys by the don, Lincoln Olivetti. The song contains trippy lyrics singing about flying saucers and angels. 'Dona Culpa' finds Jorge featuring on a cool mid-tempo groove track taken from Cauby Peixoto's 'Cauby! Cauby!’ album (also from 1980). Singer Cauby Peixoto had a long and stellar career, recording and releasing music from the mid-1950's all the way up until his passing in 2016
Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax - Zeca Do Trombone E Roberto Sax
Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax
Zeca Do Trombone E Roberto Sax
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another Brazilian Funk landmark made by two of the most exceptional instrumentalists of the Soul funk scene of the 70s. José da Silva better know under the pseudonym of Zeca do Trombone is a trombone player who has worked with a multitude of Brazilian artists including Tim Maia and Carlos Dafé Elizeth Cardoso, Beth Carvalho, Milton Nascimento. Roberto Sax or Zé Roberto Simonal is none other than Wilson Simonal’s brother.
The original press of this LP is one of the rarest of Brazilian music. Mad About Record is proud to reissue it for the first time worldwide.
Jazzanova presents - Paz E Futebol 3 Compiled By Junior Santos
Jazzanova presents
Paz E Futebol 3 Compiled By Junior Santos
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Sonar Kollektiv)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The time has come again: Another edition of the much-loved and highly praised by critics from all around the globe compilation «Paz E Futebol» will be released on Sonar Kollektiv. After 2006 and 2016 this is already the third sequel of this terrific series of light-footed Brazilian gems and other rarities transporting the Brazilian feel for the ball musically.

Two times Jazzanova took care of the collection, now Junior Santos is responsible for digging up the tunes. The Brazilian drummer and producer is a true expert when it comes to Brazilian music. He already caught the attention of Jazzanova’s Jürgen von Knoblauch with the 2014 released compilation «Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds (1978-1982)» on Favorite Recordings. Together the two diggers selected eight songs that fit simply perfectly. Due to licensing reasons, the digital compilation features 2 additional songs. Chico de Abreu and an unreleased track by Beto Luiz called "Uma Canção Que Fale” chosen by Juergen von Knoblauch.. Although the contributions originate from three different decades (1979 - 1992) they all have the discoid and boogiesque vibe in common mainly to come alive in productions from Maranhão, Rio and Bahia.

The release is accompanied by extensive liner notes by Junior Santos (in Portuguese and English). Just now in the colder and greyer season this compilation is great fun and radiates so much joy like only Brazilian music can.
Hermanos Gutiérrez - Hijos Del Sol
Hareton Salvanini - Xavana, Uma Ilha Do Amor
Hareton Salvanini
Xavana, Uma Ilha Do Amor
LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ultra-Rare Hareton Salvanini Soundtrack reissue for the first time Worldwide!
Rare Brazilian album of the obscure film "Xavana, Uma Ilha do Amor" mixture of Jazz and Bossa Nova and Psych. Hareton Salvanini creates a record full of groovy guitars, refine strings and delicate orchestral Sounds.
Polish film maker Zygmunt Sulistrowski pioneered the format of shooting low-budget soft porn on exotic locations. Brazilian arranger and writer Hareton Salvanini was commissioned to deliver this soundtrack. No wonder many consider him a lesser-known Arthur Verocai. Salvanini creates a record full of groovy guitars and percussions that could rival with the best of KPM or Chappell library LPs.
Tim Maia - Racional Volume 1
Trio Ternura - Trio Ternura
Trio Ternura
Trio Ternura
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Groovie)
25,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another killer reissue after the storm. we are back with this Trio Ternura, originally released in 1971 in Brazil. This time we included a OBI with more information. CBS had a fantastic production team, including the likes of Raul Seixas and Hélcio Milito (Tamba Trio), responsible for releasing excellent artists over time. This record by Trio Ternura is one of those examples - the 2nd LP by this family vocal group. It is amazing that they only made a few LPs, but this one features beautiful tracks like Sol Quarenta Graus and Sempre Existe Alguém. Both of these could sit alongside any Stax or Tamla Motown record of the same era. And the funky groove of Uma Sombra Na Estrada? I am 3 tracks in and I'm in love with this record!
V.A. - Record Club Volume 4 Pink Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Record Club Volume 4 Pink Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The latest release in the much loved Mr Bongo Record Club Series, Available on CD, 2LP Standard Vinyl & Special Edition 2LP Pink Translucent Vinyl. Curating the tracks for a Mr Bongo Record Club compilation is always such a pleasure. At a time when the expression "Music is My Sanctuary" has an even greater cathartic impact for many people, we set out to make this volume an extra special one - like an old favourite mixtape or playlist. For Volume 4 in this series we continue in the same mould as with previous editions, selecting current favorites and rare lost gems from the Brazilian, African, soul, funk, and disco genres. We present tracks from artists such as Azwon, Cindy & The Playmates, and Zé Roberto to name just a few. However, one main departure and progression to this edition is the first time inclusion of recordings by contemporary artists. These come from Matthew Tavares (of Badbadnotgood fame), Wax Machine, and DJ Format & The Simonsound, which were originally featured on either limited private press vinyl releases or were previously only available digitally. We felt their inclusion was important and wanted to share these wonderful discoveries with a wider audience. They also complement, enrich, and fit perfectly with the flow and journey of the compilation. Here at Mr Bongo we hope you will enjoy this selection of seventeen eclectic songs (in tempo and style) as much as we do, whether they make you move your feet, take you on a trip somewhere, or trigger a happy memory.
V.A. - Record Club Volume 4
V.A.
Record Club Volume 4
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The latest release in the much loved Mr Bongo Record Club Series, Available on CD, 2LP Standard Vinyl & Special Edition 2LP Pink Translucent Vinyl. Curating the tracks for a Mr Bongo Record Club compilation is always such a pleasure. At a time when the expression "Music is My Sanctuary" has an even greater cathartic impact for many people, we set out to make this volume an extra special one - like an old favourite mixtape or playlist. For Volume 4 in this series we continue in the same mould as with previous editions, selecting current favorites and rare lost gems from the Brazilian, African, soul, funk, and disco genres. We present tracks from artists such as Azwon, Cindy & The Playmates, and Zé Roberto to name just a few. However, one main departure and progression to this edition is the first time inclusion of recordings by contemporary artists. These come from Matthew Tavares (of Badbadnotgood fame), Wax Machine, and DJ Format & The Simonsound, which were originally featured on either limited private press vinyl releases or were previously only available digitally. We felt their inclusion was important and wanted to share these wonderful discoveries with a wider audience. They also complement, enrich, and fit perfectly with the flow and journey of the compilation. Here at Mr Bongo we hope you will enjoy this selection of seventeen eclectic songs (in tempo and style) as much as we do, whether they make you move your feet, take you on a trip somewhere, or trigger a happy memory.
Via Libre / Rupo Amigos - Chi Chi (Mentira) / La Gira Del Diablo
Via Libre / Rupo Amigos
Chi Chi (Mentira) / La Gira Del Diablo
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Discodelic)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 04.12.2020
For months, we’ve been hiding this stunning announcement about a project that has taken years to develop.
We're starting a series of official reissues of 45rpm singles about incredible rare music made in Central America during the 60’s and 70’s. We’re taking great effort in giving these tunes a second chance. These are songs full of potential that fell by the wayside, that didn’t manage to be a hit in their home country, that came out as minimal pressings or only for promotional distribution on local radio stations. Locating one of these original pieces represents a titanic labor that only a few will succeed.
As a way to offer these tracks again in vinyl, Discodelic presents its second release in association with Groovie Records (Portugal).
This first 7” entry exhibits two bands from Costa Rica who were influenced by Brazilian music: Via Libre and Grupo Amigos, from 1974 and 1976, respectively.
Two hallucinating cover versions in Spanish, originally by Marcos Valle and Trio Ternura. The full story of how these bands absorbed obscure Brazilian sounds is unfolded in the liner notes.
Limited edition of 500 copies worldwide.
Includes postcards with liner notes and Discodelic sleeve.
Bocaracá - Cahuita / Talvez Manana
Bocaracá
Cahuita / Talvez Manana
7" | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Discodelic)
13,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Discodelic and Goovie Records present the second release in this series of exclusive 45 RPM records. From the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, province of Limón, the town of Cahuita, we present you with the incredible Bocaracá! Bocaracá is without a doubt a gem from Caribbean Central America, bridging a spectacular concoction of Psychedelia with Afro Latin rhythms. Created by Isidor Asch and Luis Jákamo, two restless "limonenses", who were on the path of discovering their Latin musical roots since childhood, while also experimenting with soul and Rock in their own compositions. Together and on their own, they have written a big chunk of the history of Soul in Costa Rica with their subsequent outstanding groups: Marfil, Grupo Stop, and Manantial. This limited edition is part of a project that has been in the making for several years. This is a labor of love and respect for the music of this singular band. Four “maes” who were known as “the only hippies in Limón” in their hometown. This reissue includes historic material that was originally recorded between 1973 and 1974 in Audio Centro, a recording facility in San José. It’s a priceless and important document, a window to what was happening with music in the largely abandoned and forgotten province of Limón, where a musical revolution was cooking in the early ’70s, and where Bocaracá was the cornerstone. Get to know the full story of Bocaracá in the special liner notes included in the release, prepared with love for all of you, featuring band anecdotes and photos.
Hermanos Gutiérrez - 8 Años
Hermanos Gutiérrez
8 Años
LP | 2017 | EU | Original ()
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Get your 180g vinyl Copy of our debut Album "8 Años"!

MP3 Download voucher is included
Hermanos Gutiérrez - El Camino De Mi Alma
Hermanos Gutiérrez
El Camino De Mi Alma
LP | 2018 | EU | Original ()
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Get your 180g vinyl Copy of our second Album "El Camino de mi Alma"! Limited Edition.
Luis Carlos Vinhas - O Som Psicodélico De L.C. V.
Luis Carlos Vinhas
O Som Psicodélico De L.C. V.
LP | 1968 | EU | Original (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Deluxe Numbered Limited Edition with OBI! Luis Carlos Vinhas “O som psicodelico” is an all-time classic and a landmark in brazilian music. Psychedelic Bossa Jazz
Official Reissue for the First Time Worldwide. 180gram Vinyl in Hardcover Sleeve with OBI Strip
Pianist from Rio de Janeiro, he started playing at night in the late 1950s, quickly participating in the bossa nova movement.
He joined the legendary Bossa Três alongside drummer Edison Machado and bassist Tião Neto, with whom he recorded three albums in the United States in 1962.
Back in Brazil, he continued to perform with Bossa Três alongside other works with Jorge Ben, Quarteto em Cy, Elis Regina and many others.
Vinhas was one of the great exponents of bossa nova. He worked as a pianist at Beco das Garrafas, as well as appearing on Elis Regina's albums, Quarteto em Cy, Jorge Ben Jor, Maria Bethânia, among others. He also formed one of the first musical groups of this period, Bossa Três, which, in 1966, with Leny Andrade and Pery Ribeiro on vocals, was renamed Gemini V. In 1963, he released Lp “The Bossa 3”. In 1964, he participated in the fabulous album - “O Som” by Meirelles e Os Copa 5. Still in that year he recorded the phenomenal Lp - “Novas Estruturas”.
In 1968 he released "O Som Psicodélico de Luiz Carlos Vinhas" a bold mix of jazz with the sounds that came from the tropicalist movement and psychedelic.
This LP is a milestone in Brazilian music and very rare in its original edition. Finally it was officially reissued by Mad About Records.
Meliza - Meliza
Meliza
Meliza
LP | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Hot Mule / Secousse)
21,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
After years of compulsive listening, fantasising about its story, and tracking down the people who made it, it is a treat for Hot Mule & Secousse to finally share this well-kept secret amongst Caribbean music lovers in its entirety. Composed, written and arranged by esteemed producer Alex Dorothée, this eponymous solo album of Meliza, an amateur singer hailing from Guadeloupe island, was recorded in 1984 in Paris. A Lo-fi, synth-heavy gem that is hard to categorise: Is it early Zouk? Biguine? Kadans? Calypso?
Naná Vasconcelos With Agustín Pereyra Lucena - The Incredible Nana
Naná Vasconcelos With Agustín Pereyra Lucena
The Incredible Nana
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Altercat)
21,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Often missing in Naná Vasconcelos' discographies, this is in fact the first recorded work to his name, one year before recording for Pierre Barouh's Saravah label in France the records that introduced him to a wider audience. Offering an early glimpse of his unique approach to music, THE Incredible Naná features the first recorded version of "Concerto pra Mae Bio", a composition Naná redid for his ground-breaking album Africadeus, which effectively appointed him as the world's most skilled master of the berimbau, the single-stringed Brazilian instrument intrinsically linked to the Capoeira tradition. A brief set of concerts in Buenos Aires in 1971 with saxophonist Gato Barbieri, whose band he had just joined, would result in this one-off studio session with Argentinian guitarist Agustín Pereyra Lucena. Although Naná was already a respected musician back in Brazil as a member of Milton Nascimento's band and for his participation in numerous albums of the era (often uncredited, as in the third album by tropicalist psych-heads Os Mutantes), it is here that Naná was given the first chance to truly display what music meant for him, and what a berimbau could do. The vertiginous chain of feats that followed the recording of this album include several Grammy awards, a string of albums for the leading contemporary music label ECM, work with Don Cherry, Pat Metheny, Egberto Gismonti, Caetano Veloso and too many other top-class musicians to be listed here, several original soundtracks as well as being elected best percussionist by the critics poll of the prestigious jazz magazine Down Beat for seven consecutive years. Agustín Pereyra Lucena, then a young musician who had just released his debut album and received praise by the great Vinicius de Moraes, would pursue a life-long career in search of the perfect chord and became the de facto ambassador of Brazilian music in Argentina. Despite having several excellent albums under his belt, he rarely played outside of Argentina and therefore remained relatively unknown to the wider public, but his skills didn't go unnoticed to visiting Brazilian musicians like Dori Caymmi, Toquinho or Ed Motta, some of whom he befriended or shared a stage with. The recording of this spontaneous, one-off affair remains a witness of what this relationship between two gifted musicians could have yielded had it lasted a bit longer.
L'orchestre O.K. Jazz - Pas Un Pas Sans... The Boleros Of O.K. Jazz 1957-77
L'orchestre O.K. Jazz
Pas Un Pas Sans... The Boleros Of O.K. Jazz 1957-77
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Planet Ilunga)
31,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After the double LPs 'The Loningisa Years 1956-1961' and 'La Rumba de mi Vida', released in 2017 and 2020, Planet Ilunga writes a third chapter in honoring the oeuvre of Congo's most legendary band O.K. Jazz. This new compilation 'Pas Un Pas Sans... The Boleros of O.K. Jazz 1957-77' is a selection of songs from what is one of the most unique and passionate music genres on earth, the Congolese bolero. Of all Congolese bands venturing into the bolero, the O.K. Jazz orchestra is by far the king of this musical style which originated in the late 19th century in Cuba. In its nearly forty years of existence, the illustrious band released dozens of boleros, with beautiful compositions, mainly by Franco and Vicky, and occasionally from Kwamy, Edo, Simarro and Mujos among others. The slow form of the bolero allowed Franco, who said in various interviews that he loved all forms of 'slow music', to express his most profound soul stirrings and create a style of his own. With the suave voice of Vicky and the breathtaking and dramatic guitar touch of Franco, O.K. Jazz was able to capture the true essence of the bolero. Franco's passion for the bolero has certainly contributed to his nickname of 'Franco de mi Amor', especially among his female fans. The favorite theme in the bolero songs of O.K. Jazz was, without doubt, the joy and pain of love, but it also touches on friendship, city life in Kinshasa, laments, politics and even advertising for a shoe brand like the remarkable ‘Pas Un Pas Sans Bata’. This song and the universe of this particular brand, which was very popular in Congo in the fifties and sixties, inspired us throughout the long process (six years) of making this album. All of the songs, except one, were restored and remastered from the original 45 rpm or 78 rpm release. The selection chronologically presented here consists - as always - for a good part of songs never reproduced after their original release. This Planet Ilunga release would not have happened without the contributions of many connaisseurs, fans and collectors of Congolese rumba. A special mention goes to Christian Ongoba and 'Messager' (Mbokamosika.com) for the solid work in transcribing and translating the lyrics; Yves Luambo Emongo and Julien Longomba for the support; Stefan Werdekker for his help in selecting and providing a lot of songs; Revue Noire for the use of the Jean Depara photos; and Zoi Sakka for the love, ideas and care in putting this album together.
V.A. - Brazil 45 Boxset Curated By DJ Format Record Store Day 2020 Edition
V.A.
Brazil 45 Boxset Curated By DJ Format Record Store Day 2020 Edition
5x7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
39,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition 7" boxset to relaunch the excellent 45's series. Curated by DJ Format
V.A. - Disco É Cultura Volume 1 HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Disco É Cultura Volume 1 HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 05.02.2021
HHV exclusive edition on white vinyl. Limited to 100 copies.

Brazilian Funk Soul Finest Record Collection. A tasty slice of '70s and '80s Brazilian Soul and Funk especially the one from the glorious ’70s. Soul and Funk was taking shape all over the world in the 1970s. Brazilians built on their own phenomenal music, combining it with influences of Funk and Soul music from abroad to create something uniquely Brazilian. The disco-boogie-funk sound produced in Brazil in the late 70s and early 80s has been under the spotlight. Some records have become established classics and bestsellers. Many others have become cult records that have remained largely unknown to the general public, some of these rare records are now collected in the first volume of “Disco é Cultura”.
Tim Maia - Racional Volume 3
Joao Negrao - OST Asfalto Selvagem
Joao Negrao
OST Asfalto Selvagem
LP | 1964 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:1964 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
"asfalto Selvagem" LP is one of the rarest soundtracks ever made in Brazil, arranged by João Negrão. Truly a hard to find item! Asfalto Selvagem is a 1964 Brazilian film directed by J.B. Tanko, a drama based on the first part of the novel "Asfalto Selvagem: Engraçadinha, Seus Pecados e Seus Amores", by writer Nélson Rodrigues. Imagine Les Baxter meets Ennio Morricone and Armando Trovajoli on Jazz Bossa Nova. Ed Motta’s Favorite 1964 Jazz Bossa Nova!
Los Disco Duro - Lluvia Con Nieve / La Chankla
Los Disco Duro
Lluvia Con Nieve / La Chankla
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Discos Mas)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
LOS Disco Duro strike again with their modern rendition of the Mon Rivera mambo classic "Lluvia con Nieve," a song about wet snow or rain with snow. Either way this trombone led vocoder vocal rendition has the potential for danger on the dance floor. The b-side is a retro electro vocoder rap about a well known and much feared disciplinary tool among Latina moms..."La Chankla" or the sandal. When hurled with precision targeting, "La Chankla" is an effective punishment and deterrent to keep misbehaving children in line.
Gal Costa - India
Gal Costa
India
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
24,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A post-Tropicalia masterpiece from one of the movements key figures and true legends of Brazilian music, Gal Costa. Features a stellar line up of musicians including Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Dominguinhos, Rogério Duprat and Tenorio Jr. amongst others.
Replica original gatefold including the cover that was banned by the Brazilian military government in 1973 during the brutal dictatorship.
‘India’ includes the incredible ’Pontos De Luz’ as sampled by Kaytranada on ’Lite Spots’ – one of our favourite Brazilian songs of all time. A wonderful album from start to finish, touching on MPB, folk, jazz, funk and rock with strong Tropicalia and Nordestino influences throughout.
A record that we have long been wanting to reissue! Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Group Limited.
Fabiano Do Nascimento - Preludio
Fabiano Do Nascimento
Preludio
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Now-Again)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Brazilian guitarist’s third album for Now-Again, featuring 10 original compositions. Shades of Baden Powell, Hermeto Pascoal, Carioca, Tenorio Jr., Rosinha de Valença. Produced by Luther Russell and Mario C. Featuring Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas. Prelúdio is the third album Now-Again Records will issue from the thrilling, young Brasilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento. Produced by Mario Caldato, Jr. and Luther Russell and engineered and mixed by Caldato and Jason Hiller, this album features do Nascimento’s longtime drummer Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas. It is the first album of solely do Nascimento’s own compositions and, like his previous albums Dança dos Tempos and Tempo dos Mestres, follows folkloric Brasilian music, Brasilian jazz, bossa-nova and samba as experienced through the mind and able fingers of an expansive musician, combing the heady ‘60s and ‘70s experimentalism of Hermeto Pascoal and Baden Powell with the childlike elegance of music played and passed down by native Brasilians for generations. Do Nascimento was born into a musical family, from lineage that stretches back to his great-grand-father Ladario Teixeira, a blind saxophonist who contributed to the re-creation of the instrument by adding more keys to the older incarnation of the instrument in the early 20th century. He was born in Rio de Janeiro and grew up there and in Sao Paulo, where he found inspiration in his uncle, the late Lúcio Nascimento, bassist and composer in Leny Andrade's band Bom de Três. While he came from a musical pedigree, he’s largely self-taught, largely in the service of an overarching mission to showcase the folkloric music of his home country as he continue to develop possibilities for language of the guitar itself. His studies ramped up after he moved to Los Angeles in 2001. His first champion was Aloe Blacc, who worked with do Nascimento over the years, including his work on his debut album Shine Through for Stones Throw Records. His collaborators now include Madlib, multi-instrumentalist Sam Gandel, Innovative Leisure chanteuse Claude Fontaine and legendary Brasilian percussionist, bandleader, songwriter and catalyst Airto Moreira. Moreiera states that Nascimento is "Brazilian but (his mind is) from a place in Brazil that is not common. Fortunately, we still have some musicians who like to play music and who like to touch the instrument and who like that energy! You see, because that’s the most important thing in music. The energy. That’s why I love to play live. And that’s why I’m playing with Fabiano.”
Minyo Crusadres / Frente Cumbiero - Minyo Cunbiero
Minyo Crusadres / Frente Cumbiero
Minyo Cunbiero
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Mais Um Discos)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Tokyo-based ten-piece and wild Japanese folk-song fusionists, Minyo Crusaders join forces with Colombian cumbia radicals Frente Cumbiero on the history-making "Minyo Cumbiero", the first ever Japanese-Colombian collaborative release, and one that fuses ancient Japanese folk songs with heavyweight Colombian styles.
Carlos Dafé - Carlos Dafé HHV Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition
Carlos Dafé
Carlos Dafé HHV Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 100 copies on red vinyl - only available via hhv.de!
Now bringing together all the great soul classics of the 70s for the first time in a Deluxe Numbered Edition.
One of the greatest representatives of Brazilian soul music, Carlos Dafé has been recorded by such artists as Tânia Maria and Nana Caymmi, in addition to his solo career (registered in six albums from 1977 to 1997). Carlos Dafé had his first model as musician in the figure of his father, who taught him several instruments and introduced him to choro and samba traditions. In the '60s, Dafé exercised his vocal possibilities as a crooner in São Paulo and Rio's nightclubs. His first solo album came in 1977 “Pra Que Vou Recordar”. Influenced by Tim Maia and Cassiano, the Carioca (from Vila Isabel) suburban Carlos Dafé developed their soul music tinge, first reflected in his 1978's Venha Matar Saudades, where he was backed by the Banda Black Rio.
With more than five decades of career, Dafé is one of the precursors together with Tim Maia, Hyldon, Cassiano, Gerson King Combo, among others, of the soul music movement in Brazil, the Black Rio Movement. In his repertoire are classics like "Pra that I will remember what I cried "," The cross "," Everything was beautiful "and" The day dawned with joy ". Successes that enshrined his name in the history of MPB. From the journalist Nelson Motta, Carlos Dafé received the title "Prince of Soul".
Mauskovic Dance Band, The - The Mauskovic Dance Band
Mauskovic Dance Band, The
The Mauskovic Dance Band
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway Records presents the eponymous debut LP from in-demand Amsterdam five piece The Mauskovic Dance Band – fusing no-wave dance punk, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and space disco in a “controlled explosion” (The Quietus).
Entirely self-produced, the band has reiterated their favourite elements of the 70s and 80s legacy of the Afro-Latin psychedelic music of Colombia and Peru, interpreting it through the context of modern day Amsterdam. The output is a lo-fi No Wave groove all its own - rooted in a deep love of champeta, Palenque, psychedelic cumbia, chichi, classic afrobeat and picó soundsystem culture.
Since the release of their “Down In The Basement” EP on Soundway Records in early 2018, the band have found themselves on a hectic European touring schedule – not to mention being involved in other side projects. Following stints with Turkish psychedelic folk rock group Altin Gün, and touring with the re-formed 70s Zamrock outfit W.I.T.C.H., Nic Mauskovic also teamed up with Dutch neo-psychedelic artist Jacco Gardner to form the “cinematic Balearic disco” duo of Bruxas (released by Dutch institution Dekmantel) – and together, they mixed The Mauskovic Dance Band debut album in Lisbon.
Lead single Space Drum Machine encapsulates the band’s prototypical brand of busy rhythmic patterns interwoven with insistent synth stabs and vibrant disco toms, layered with an elastic guitar riff drawing inspiration from Kenyan kikuyu and benga styles. High-pitched vocals describe being on a flight together and inciting each other to press a button of unknown consequence with “push it, push it” - and push it they do, at breakneck pace. And of course, the undeniable influence of Amsterdam’s hotbed of underground dance producers shines through as it does on all tracks - with the vintage psychedelic swirl of synthesiser, lo-fi drum machines and tape recording.
Combo Guarajeo / Hermanos Vargas - Alamos / Oye Mulata Colored Vinyl Edition
Combo Guarajeo / Hermanos Vargas
Alamos / Oye Mulata Colored Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Discodelic)
15,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 04.12.2020
This is the super limited edition with the "Matizando la Salsa" 7'', one of the rarest Guaguancó 45s from Central America. This extra single was only made available through the purchase of the combo of both 7'', and it was limited to 100 bundles. Discodelic presents its third release in its exclusive limited-edition seven-inch series, the last piece in the Costa Rican Afro-Latin music trilogy. From Alajuela, the Vargas brothers aka Combo Guarajeo, one of the most incredible and talented groups from Central America. Their highly nuanced Latin Funk Jazz, mixed with psychedelic and fuzz scents, will blow your mind. Learn about the incredible history of these four brothers in the exclusive and extensive liner notes that accompany this edition.
Mawuli Decker - Lololi-Lomko
Mawuli Decker
Lololi-Lomko
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Matasuna)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Matasuna Records" has found another musical treat from the African continent for its latest release - a song by the Ghanaian musician "Mawuli Decker". It was released in 1983 on the rare and sought-after album "Ayo Special" and is available for the first time as a 7inch vinyl single, which is supplemented by an edit from "Renegades Of Jazz". The esteemed London label "Kalita Records" was able to provide the audio material for new masters and is also acting as music publisher with the new "Kalita Music Publishing".

Mawuli Decker was born in 1949 in Ghana, where he also grew up. His musicality has been given to him from an early age, so that he not only attracts attention as a singer, but also plays drums, percussion and bongo. He played in various dance bands, which were very popular in Ghana especially from the middle of the last century onwards and made the Ghanaian highlife known beyond the borders. He has played in various dance bands such as New Planets, Sawaaba Sounds, The Tops, Caprice 73, The Volta Pioneers and others, which have performed in Ghana and other West African countries. His first release was in 1975 with the band "Dzobi Soundz" on the Polydor label. Further releases of projects with his participation followed, until 1983 when he recorded his album "Ayo Special" at "Otodi Studio" in Lome (Togo) with an illustrious group of musicians. He is still deeply rooted in music and performs in West Africa and is still very active in recording.

On the A-side is the original version of the song "Lololi-Lomko", sung in the "ewe" language, which is spoken in the south of Ghana as well as the southern parts of Togo. "Lololi" means "There's Still More Love" and "Lomko" stands for "Please love me" - classical themes that have appeared in countless songs in music history. Although a certain catchiness of the track cannot be denied, it doesn't seem cheesy at any point. Mawuli, who also contributes the vocals, creates perfectly formed harmonies through his compositions and arrangements, which are especially apparent in the bassline, guitars & brass and of course the vocals.

This was certainly also the idea behind the edit of "Renegades of Jazz" on the B-side, which did not want to break up and alienate the organic composition. Listening closely reveals the approach: a steady tempo, a more powerful bassline and additional drums and percussions bring the song back directly to where it belongs: to the dancefloors of this world!
Arthur Verocai - Saudade Demais
Jorge Ben - Curumin Chama
Jorge Ben
Curumin Chama
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Our much in-demand series of classic Brazilian 45s are back! Featuring a vibrant new design, we’ve curated yet more wants-list regulars and unearthed fresh finds from Brazil that are destined to become collector’s items in their own right. Number 80 in our Brazil.45 series, aptly sees a double-sider focusing on the awesome 80's recordings by one of the giants of Brazilian music, Jorge Ben. First up is the addictive, building groove of 'Curumin Chama Cunhãtã Que Eu Vou Contar (Todo Dia Era Dia De Índio)’. Taken from the 'Dádiva' album from 1981, and originally released on Som Livre Records. A homage to the indigenous people and tribes of Brazil. The flip features one of Jorge's most beloved Brazilian-Boogie joints, 'Rio Babilônia’, which celebrates life in Rio, partying, the beach, and the city’s iconic monuments. The song was originally released on a compacto and taken from the 'Dádiva' album from 1983, it features arrangements by the late-great, Lincoln Olivetti.
Azymuth - As Curvas Da Estrada De Santos / Ze E Parana
Azymuth
As Curvas Da Estrada De Santos / Ze E Parana
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Far Out)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following 2019’s release of Azymuth’s Demos (1973-75), two more home-recorded demo tracks by the Brazilian psychedelic jazz-funk masters have surfaced from a tape in drummer Ivan Conti’s private archive.These five-decade old recordings by the young band show the maturity, musicianship and distinctive style that saw Azymuth become one of the most important groups in Brazilian history.
V.A. - Tchic Tchic French Bossa Nova 1964/1973
V.A.
Tchic Tchic French Bossa Nova 1964/1973
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ever since the late 1950s bossa-nova revolution, Brazil’s influence on French music has been undeniable. Pierre Barouh, Georges Moustaki and a vast array of lesser known artists, all made the Musica Popular Brasileira (mpb) an axis of promotion at the service of a cool and metaphysical, modern and mixed Brazilian lifestyle. Some were seduced by the poetic languors of the bossa, some were looking for fun, and others just loved the American hybridization of jazz-bossa, jazz-samba. What is bossa nova? One of its creators, Joao Gilberto said: “Its style, cadence, everything is samba. At the very start, we didn’t call it bossa nova, we sang a little samba made up of a single note – Samba de uma nota so …. The discussion around the origins of bossa nova is therefore useless”. It is nevertheless useful to remember that these magnificent Brazilian songs, which the guitarist describes as samba, were shifted and balanced around improbable chords. “I like things that lean, the in-betweens that limp with grace,” said Pierre Barrouh, quoting Jean Cocteau. With emotion, arrangements for violin and supple guitar licks, bossa nova rapidly changed. A transformation that can be heard in the Tchic, tchic, French Bossa Nova 1963-1974 compilation, the result of a cultural reappropriation, which traveled through the United States and supplemented itself in France. A musical revolution that has remained significant, bossa nova was born in Rio. From 1956 to 1961, Brazil lived through its golden years. In five years, the country had invented its modernist style. Elected president in 1956, Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, an elegant man with a broad forehead, brandished a promising slogan: “Fifty years of progress in five years“. He quickly got to work. Not worried about increasing debt, he launched the project for a new federal capital, Brasilia, designed by the communist architect Oscar Niemeyer. Volkswagen opened state-of-the-art factories and created the “fusquinha”, the Beetle. In Rio, the Vespa made its first appearance. The Arpoador Surf Club crew run into the “girl” from Ipanema, Helô Pinheiro – the tanned garota (“chick”), between a Flower and mermaid, who at 17 walked by the Veloso bar, where the fiery author and composer, Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, were getting drunk on whiskey. From then on, bossa symbolized cool. In 1958, Joao Gilberto recorded Chega de Saudade, which the directors of Philips denied, calling it “music for fagots“. The marketing director, who believed in it, secretly pressed 3000 78-inch vinyls and distributed them at schools around Rio, creating a tidal wave. American jazzmen then took over. In particular, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and guitarist Charlie Byrd. In November 1962, the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a “Bossa-Nova” concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, inviting the genre’s pioneers. Unprepared, the show soon turned to disaster. But the troupe was invited to the White House by Jackie Kennedy. The first lady loved “the new beat” and in particular Maria Ninguem, a song by Carlos Lyra, later covered by Brigitte Bardot.
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. - Baila Chibiquiban
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc.
Baila Chibiquiban
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Matasuna)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After the successful "Lupita" 7inch in April 2020, Matasuna is delighted to reissue another Latin gem from "Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc.". "Baila Chibiquiban" is also a killer cut, which is now finally available again on 7" single. The original version is complemented by a great edit by Frenchman "Tonton Boom" (aka "Mr. Boom"), who had already attracted attention as a digital promo some time ago. For this official release, his version got a new analog mix at "Microgroove Studio" in Toulouse to sound better than ever. Another essential 7inch for every record collection. "Joseph Van Het Groenewoud", who would later become known as "Nico Gomez", was a musician & composer from the Netherlands. He spent his youth in the Antilles, Cuba and other islands of the Caribbean, which had an unmistakable influence on his music. As a passionate musician and skilled guitarist he was familiar with the typical rhythms and melodies of this region. Later he returned to the Netherlands, before fleeing from there to Belgium in 1946 to escape from serving in the Dutch army in Indonesia. From then on he called himself "Nico Ooms". It's said that he was so obsessed with Cuban music that he changed his name to "Nico Gomez" - in any case, the name fit better with the Latin American music he brought to the stage. He had made a name for himself as a composer and arranger for various artists and orchestras – e.g. he wrote for "Los Chakachas", a well-known Belgian Latinsoul combo. But he also conducted the "Nico Gomez Orchestra".
Joao Gilberto - Warm World Of Joao Gilberto
Joao Gilberto
Warm World Of Joao Gilberto
LP | 1963 | EU | Reissue (Down At Dawn)
13,99 €*
Release:1963 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In summer 1958, João Gilberto -an unknown 28 year-old Brazilian guitarist and singer from Bahia- made his recording debut as a singer with two songs "Chega de Saudade" and "Bim Bom." With a new rhythmic feeling, batida, and rich harmonies he laid the basis of the modern Brazilian samba, now known as Bossa Nova. Underpinned by his insouciantly swinging guitar, Joãos seductive, vibratoless vocals caressed both ear and soul in a mesmerizing, highly addictive combination, refreshing and modern. Chega de Saudade was a hit, launching Gilbertos career and the bossa nova craze. Soon, singers and guitarists were trying to imitate him and composers were all on a Desafinado (the second Gilbertos hit) and Chega de Saudade kick. The longawaited renewal of the Brazilian samba was now a fact. Antonio Carlos Jobim said: Gilberto appeared as a light, as a big star in the firmament, in the heavens. He became a focus, because he was pulling the guitar in one way and singing the other way, which created a third thing that was profound. Yes, the guy who brought the Bossa Nova beat to the world was João Gilberto.
Idris Muhammad - Turn This Mutha Out
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
LP | 1972 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1972 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
For a very long time, we have been trying to re-issue this record; a true and complete album masterpiece in every sense of the word, considered by many people to be one of the greatest ever made, regardless of genre. Recorded at Studio Somil, Rio De Janeiro in 1972, the album was produced, arranged, directed by the self-taught, Arthur Verocai. Previously he had worked on many records in various capacities, with artists including Jorge Ben, Ivan Lins and Celia, but this album gave him the chance to do his thing in it’s most pure form. The 29 minute masterpiece, perfect in it’s arrangement and fusion of sonics, epitomises the sound of Brazil at the time; strings, guitars, pianos, break beats, bass lines, synthesizers, vocals from the wonderful Célia, Carlos Dafe and Oberdan (Banda Black Rio), plus percussion from Pedro Santos and Paulo Moura on sax. Bossa nova, samba, jazz, MPB, psychedelics and funk sit side by side effortlessly. The album transcends the genre of Brazilian music, and infact all genres. Highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it; MF Doom, Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat?, Dibiase and Action Bronson amongst others. The original Continental version of the album now fetch around $2000. Our definitive re-issue is an exact replica of the gatefold original LP and the source master is taken from the Continental tapes, re-mastered in 2012 under Arthur’s supervision.
Jorge Ben - A Tabua De Esmeralda
Tuca - Dracula I Love You
Tuca
Dracula I Love You
LP | 1974 | EU ()
24,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the rarest masterpieces of brasilian music: Recorded 1974 in France (!) and never ever rereleased. This reissue comes with the original planned cover (with a wonderful painting of Jeannette Prioli) in a gatefold sleeve and extensive linernotes with the history of the Tuca and her music.

You find strange and melancholic música popular brasileira juxtaposed with orchestral drama, french chanson, classic film music, soul, a sort of aggressive samba. Created by Tuca, one of the most enigmatic figure in the rich canon of Brazil's popular music.
Tuca was the coproducer, arranger, and guitarist of Nara Leão’s bossa nova milestone Dez anos depois (1971) and La Question (also 1971) by Françoise Hardy. Her own Drácula I love you was recorded at the legendary Château D’Hérouville studios outside of Paris, where artists such as Pink Floyd, Canned Heat, Elton John, and David Bowie recorded in the 1970s.

The album brings together eleven unique pieces, including one sung in French as well as an instrumental track, which shows the particular degree to which Tuca always treated her voice as an instrument on equal footing with others. The cover was based on a painting of a woman in art nouveau style by the Brazilian artist Jeannette Priolli, who was also a coauthor of four pieces on the album.

But the album failed. A lesbian woman who was significantly overweight and on top of that a real diva - as we know from Nara Leão’s accounts and the smattering of video clips that have survived - with a tremendous stage presence, loud, brash, a force of nature—this woman as the embodiment of horror for a heteronormative and patriarchal oppressive society could not have failed to attract the scrutiny of censors.

In May 1978, she died at the age of 33 as a result of a macrobiotic diet, or to put it more plainly: she starved to death.
Combo Tezeta - La Danza Del Camaleon
Combo Tezeta
La Danza Del Camaleon
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Discos Mas)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Combo Tezeta began in early 2018 but in that short time have established a solid footing in the Bay Area’s live cumbia scene playing shows all the way up the wast coast. While the Oakland based sextet doesn’t consider themselves chicha, these surf band veterans deliver a nostalgic guitar driven instrumental cumbia experience that might cause ayahuasca flashbacks in certain people. For their first vinyl endeavor, they teamed up with Discos Más to put forth a 7 inch with a driving cumbia about a dancing chameleon on the A-side and a laid back psychedelic bolero on the flip.
V.A. - Latin Underground Revolution Volume. 2: More Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Soul From New York City 1968-1972
V.A.
Latin Underground Revolution Volume. 2: More Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Soul From New York City 1968-1972
3x7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Rocafort)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rocafort Records is back with a second volume of sabrosura from New York City! Another triple 7" box set of hard to find dance floor delights.
Including liner notes by DJ Timber on the back cover.
Jimmy Salcedo Y Su Onda Tres - Maraguango / Moogambo
Jimmy Salcedo Y Su Onda Tres
Maraguango / Moogambo
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Many music fans will remember Jimmy Salcedo due to his wonderful work as arranger and producer with the duo Elia and Elizabeth in the early 70s. Their delicate songwriting acquired, after his treatment, a special Tropical aroma that even included the funk influences received by Salcedo at that time.He released with his band, La Onda Tres, a few LPs and singles on a Codiscos sublabel that had a limited distribution, mainly in Colombia only. We have selected here two songs from the mid 70s that seem to have been conceived to round off a perfect dancefloor-oriented 45."Maraguango" is an irresistible mix of Afrolatin percussion and catchy Tropical harmonies spiced up with moog keyboard sounds, fuzz and wah wah guitars and even touches of hammond, in a psychedelic funk style. On the flip, "Moogambo" is an exhilarating moog driven instrumental with a heavy Afro-funk rhythm that rounds-off this single.Both songs are reissued here for the first time, acknowledging the undisputed genious of Jimmy Salcedo.DESCRIPTIONMany music fans will remember Jimmy Salcedo due to his wonderful work as arranger and producer with the duo Elia and Elizabeth. The celebrated anthology "La Onda de Elia y Elizabeth" made half the world aware of a handful of lost pearls in Latin America's underrated pop music history. Their delicate songwriting acquired, after his treatment, aspecial Tropical aroma that even included the funk influences received by Salcedo at that time.Jimmy Salcedo (Barranquilla, Colombia) was a talented and charismatic musician from the bohemian and jazz scene in Bogotá. After touring some time with Los Be-Bops, his first band, he founded a new group, La Onda Tres. His increasing popularity boosted after conducting a TV show of musical and comedy content: El show de Jimmy.He released with his band, La Onda Tres, a few LPs and singles on Famoso, a Codiscos sublabel, that had a limited distribution, mainly in Colombia only.We have selected here two songs from the mid 70s that seem...
Hermanos Gutiérrez - Hoy Como Ayer
Hermanos Gutiérrez
Hoy Como Ayer
LP | 2019 | EU | Original ()
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Get your 180g vinyl Copy of our third Album "Hoy como ayer"!

MP3 Download voucher is included
Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle Black Vinyl Edition
Marcos Valle
Marcos Valle Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
21,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
CLASSIC LP, featuring the Brazil boogie slammer, Estrelar. TIP!
"Marcos Valle is one of the few artists you cannot miss if you have the slightest interest in Brazilian music. Whether your taste is focused on bossa jazz, samba, psych folk or soul, Valle has surely recorded a great album for you. By the late 60s he had already put out enough quality records to secure a place within the top Brazilian songwriters of all time, but his career luckily did not stop there and he continued releasing amazing music over the following decades until this day. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-70s, tired of living under Brazil’s military dictatorship, and started to collaborate with such talented artists as Leon Ware or Chicago.
This self-titled LP from 1983 is the follow-up to the great “Vontade de rever você” (1981) and his second album after moving back to Brazil. It shows all the music influences received during his US years, especially boogie, soul and funk, featuring stellar collaborators: Lincoln Olivetti & Robson Jorge on keyboards and guitar and Leon Ware on backing vocals.
The opening track, the Brazilian boogie anthem ‘Estrelar’, is Marcos Valle’s biggest hit from the 80s and one of the most celebrated songs in his entire career, making clear that what he accomplished while in LA would now make its way into Brazil. ‘Estrelar’ is devoted to workout exercises under the sun and Valle pictures a beach lifestyle and summertime vibe across the entire album that pretty much describes his surfing days in Southern California.
A couple of early Valle’s classic songs, ‘Samba De Verao’ and ‘Viola Enluarada’, are updated here to sit nicely next to soaring disco tracks, ‘Para Os Filhos De Abraao’, killer vocal boogie numbers, ‘Dia D’, and blissing instrumentals, ‘Naturalmente’. And the list goes on and on over a well-balanced tracklist that satisfies both the listening pleasure and the dancefloor needs.
This is an essential album for lovers of 80s cool sounds and the work of Leon Ware, who is the co-writer of three songs in the LP, including the massive ‘Estrelar’ that was first drafted when both artists were working together in the States and then recorded again when Valle returned to Brazil. "
Franco & L'Orchestre O.K. Jazz - La Rumba De Mi Vida
Franco & L'Orchestre O.K. Jazz
La Rumba De Mi Vida
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Planet Ilunga)
31,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After the double LP 'The Loningisa Years 1956-1961', released in 2017, Planet Ilunga continues to explore the monumental oeuvre of Congo's most legendary band O.K. Jazz. This new 2LP compilation 'La Rumba de mi Vida' displays the full extent to which O.K. Jazz and its bandleader Franco explored Congolese rumba in the sixties and early seventies. Each of the four sides on this double LP presents a different facet of O.K. Jazz. The songs presented on this album justify why Franco was (and still is) regarded as the greatest portraitist of Congolese society.
Side A presents tracks published in the early seventies on Franco’s label Editions Populaires. This was a period in which Franco took full control over the orchestra and was integrating a new sound into the band such as the return of the acoustic guitar and collaborations with artists from the first generation of Congolese rumba such as Manuel d'Oliveira and Camille Feruzi. Side B includes some of the first recordings O.K. Jazz made abroad, when the band went to Brussels in the early sixties to record for the Surboum African Jazz label. Side C features five charming covers that O.K. Jazz did, mostly of Cuban artists. Side D shows the band’s sensitivity for composing songs firmly rooted in the vast universe of Congolese folklore, and for writing lyrics in languages other than Lingala, Kinshasa’s lingua franca.
Almost all of the 23 titles on this compilation have not been re-released previously and were restored and remastered from the original 45 rpm or 78 rpm release. This release would not have been possible without the precious help from many connaisseurs and collectors of Congolese rumba. A special mention goes to Stefan Werdekker, Hama-Dinga Ya Makilo and Samuel Malonga for their kind assistance during my research.
Azymuth - Aguia Nao Come Mosca
Azymuth
Aguia Nao Come Mosca
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Golden-era, 1977, Brazilian jazz-funk-fusion album from the legendary Azymuth.
Lush Rhodes, soaring synths and fusion guitars from Malheiros and
Bertrami combine with the inimitable drum grooves from Ivan “Mamao” Conti that create the signature Azymuth sound.
The album moves from mellow soulful moods, into screaming disco-jazz-fusion, samba funk, synth boogie and ends with a tough 160bpm Batucada workout.
This is actually the first Azymuth album that we have released on Mr Bongo, which came as a surprise to us too.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Warner Music.
Jorge Ben - Africa Brasil
Erasmo Carlos - Carlos, Erasmo
Erasmo Carlos
Carlos, Erasmo
LP | 1971 | BR | Reissue (Polysom)
33,99 €*
Release:1971 / BR – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Polysom Brazil vinyl LP repress import, released in 1971. Erasmo Carlos sounds even cooler here than usual – still working with tunes penned with his brother Roberto – but also taking on music by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Marcos Valle too!
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes
LP+CD | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Lilith)
16,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Os Mutantes' debut album that made the psychedelic sound popular in Brazil.
Kip Carmen & Danny Horton - This Island Is Our Home
Kip Carmen & Danny Horton
This Island Is Our Home
12" | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Music Take Me Up)
14,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
The third installment of this reissue series brings us the dreamy sounds of Kip Carmen & Danny Horton, two seasoned musicians telling us the story about a very special island. At the time of recording in 1980, Kip had already enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment industry after getting signed to Hi Records in Memphis and working together with artists such as Al Green and Jimmy Allen Smith. He then teamed up with Danny and a few other musicians starting a residency at the Long Island night club 'The Lion's Cage' where they played every Sunday night. Originally released on 7" only, the two songs have now been restored from the original master tapes and are pressed on a 12" including a previously unreleased extended version containing a part that was originally left out.
Luisito Quintero - Percussion Maddness Part One
Luisito Quintero
Percussion Maddness Part One
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Vega)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Grammy award winner & multi grammy nominated Luisito Quintero grew up with the Latin American and African tradition of percussion. His father is just as much a percussionist as his uncle Carlos Nene Quintero and his cousin Roberto Quintero . He became a member of the Orquesta Simfonica de Venezuela , but soon appeared with ensembles such as Grupo Guaco and El Trabuco Venezolano and toured with Oscar D'León.
Luisito Quintero - Percussion Maddness Part Two
Luisito Quintero
Percussion Maddness Part Two
2x7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Vega)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Grammy award winner & multi grammy nominated Luisito Quintero grew up with the Latin American and African tradition of percussion. His father is just as much a percussionist as his uncle Carlos Nene Quintero and his cousin Roberto Quintero . He became a member of the Orquesta Simfonica de Venezuela , but soon appeared with ensembles such as Grupo Guaco and El Trabuco Venezolano and toured with Oscar D'León.
V.A. - Entropia Coletiva II
V.A.
Entropia Coletiva II
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Voodoohop)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
After their critically acclaimed debut compilation, a turning point in the downtempo universe, Entropia Coletiva II is the second vinyl appearance of the international collective and record label Voodoohop. The 2xLP travels into a broader spectrum of music zones, but stays close to the hazy, ambient shadows, where smooth rhythms and hypnotic musical compositions dance in a kaleidoscopic electronic landscape. A groovy downtempo electronica with an enigmatic atmosphere bursts out of this release like the flagrantly adorned cover art that represents it. Entropia Coletiva II is a brilliantly executed exploration of mood, that defies the variety of artists presented by being fiercely congruous. It features Xique-Xique, M.RUX and many more in a 11 track record and still builds itself as if it was the craft of a single consciousness.
Augusto Martelli - Black Sound Fron White People
Augusto Martelli
Black Sound Fron White People
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Sonor Music Editions)
27,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sonor Music Editions is happy to launch the first official vinyl reissue of one of the finest and sought-after Latin Jazz albums ever made in Italy in the 1970s - "black Sound From White People" by the prince of Italian Funk, Augusto Martelli. An amazing, top-notch recording from 1972 that also includes stellar players like Tullio De Piscopo's rolling drums, sleazy flute by Giancarlo Barigozzi and dope basslines by Pino Presti. For sure the pinnacle of Augusto Martelli's music and the best album from his long career as composer, conductor, arranger and TV presenter. "Black Sound From White People" delivers a plenty of groovy euro Funk tracks played with a clear black music influence, from swirling Jazz-Funk to Fusion, percussive jams with more Samba and Latin beats, funky Latin Jazz chock-full of Psychedelic flutes. A really essential piece from the Italian Funk music production.
Gus Levy - Magia Magia
Gus Levy
Magia Magia
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (180g X Disk Union)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following highly praised releases by Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo, Leonardo Marques, Xenia Franca and Moons, 180g and the legendary Disk Union continue to explore the best of today's Brazilian music scene with this wonderful psychedelic and funky pop album by Rio de Janeiro's Gus Levy: Magia Magia. --- The mystical universe of Magia Magia reflects influences from the samba rock of Jorge Ben, the romantic grooves of Djavan and the psychedelic pop of Connan Mockasin and Negro Léo. The lyrics and sensations suggest a new way of seeing the reality of the world and relationships: union, spirituality, magic, complicity, happiness, courage, love, fraternity, dilemmas and contradictions lead the poetical subject of Magia Magia. Inspired by a conception of the universe ruled by feminine entities, Gus Levy brings with Magia Magia a masterpiece of modern Brazilian psychedelic and funky pop, with exquisite artwork by Fernanda Varella. A composer and multi-instrumentalist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Gus Levy has been gaining more and more attention on the Brazilian music scene during the last few years. He is also a producer at Rio de Janeiro's Estúdio Carolina studios, a member of the band "Os Dentes" for more than 10 years, and the guitarist of choice for artists like Antonio Neves, Filipe Marones and João Werneck.
Jimi Tenor - Sugar And Spice
Jimi Tenor
Sugar And Spice
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Philophon)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finnish multi-dimensional artist Jimi Tenor is back with a new 7" on Philophon to announce the upcoming album Aulos, which is going to be released in October.On Sugar And Spice he reunited with Ghanaian drummer Ekow Alabi and German producer Max Weissenfeldt. Sugar And Spice is the perfect summer hit for Jazz, Boogie, Soul and Afro-Beat lovers. A bouncy bass with hip chords, some sharp horns and a sweet voice are driven forward by Ekow's rolling beat. On Lover's Bridge Jimi creates some reminissence to the classic Sun Ra compositions from the 50s and early 60s. A singing organ calls some heroic horns, carried away by a rhythm section, which practice the power of repetition formula par excellence.
Los Picapiedra - Kabwlu
Los Picapiedra
Kabwlu
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
HIGHLIGHTSFirst ever reissue of "Kabwlú", a very hard-to-find album released by Discos Fuentes in 1965.The mysterious Los Picapiedra (which translates as The Flintstones, inspired by the 1960s American cartoonshow), was a short-lived studio group with one albumto their name, "Kabwlú", mixing 'folkloric' and 'modern'elements with calculated 'caveman' humor.It is very musically diverse; not only are there the requisite genres that could be found on similar Colombian teenage-oriented groups' records of the time, such as cumbia, gaita, rock, twist and pachanga, but there is also a smattering of surf, doo-wop, Latin jazz, guajira, ska, and calypso. But what makes the whole thing so special is the odd, off-kilter arrangements, spooky tunings, rudimentary clanging percussion, invented 'cave' language, prominent twanging electric guitar and many zany sound effects.Several of Los Picapiedra's songs became very popular in Colombia as well as Venezuela and especially in the 'rebajada' (slowed down) version as played by the 'sonidero' sound system DJs in Mexico, such as "La Hossa".Presented in its original artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.Part of Vampisoul's reissue series of classic Fuentes LPs.DESCRIPTIONWhile Discos Fuentes was known for recording all sorts of interesting sounds from traditional folkloric Colombian music to the latest popular international styles, every once and a while they would put out a "novelty" record, perhaps to exploit a passing fad, and at times the label would green-light something strange or even outlandish. Many of those left-field releases have their merits and have subsequently become collectors' items over the years.One such case is the mysterious Los Picapiedra (which translates as The Flintstones, no doubt inspired by the 1960s American sitcom cartoon show), a short-lived studio group with one album to their name, "Kabwlú" (an unpronounceable, invented "caveman" term that is also untranslatable, but seems to have been the 'traditional...
V.A. - Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International 2
V.A.
Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International 2
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Strut)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strut present the second volume in a series of compilations taken from the archives of Disques Debs International, the longest-running and most prolific label of the French Caribbean. Set up by the late Henri Debs in the late '50s, the label has continued for over 50 years, releasing hundreds of records and playing a pivotal role in bringing the creole music of Guadeloupe and Martinique to a wider international audience.
Volume 2 of the series focuses on the label's '70s output and the development of the unique Cadence sound, pulling disparate influences into a Pan-Caribbean blend of rhythms, styles and languages that dominated the dancehalls, clubs and concerts of the decade.
Based in a small but state-of-the-art studio on the first floor of Henri Debs' Club 97-1, just outside Pointe-à-Pitre in the town of Gosier, the label hosted sessions from the cream of local and regional talent, hothousing ideas into over 100 LP and 45 releases over the decade that reflected an increasingly confident creole identity.
Groups like Les Vikings, Super Combo and Typical Combo along with a host of lesser-known bands were in fierce but friendly competition in the bals, dances and concerts in Guadeloupe, across the region and into Metropolitan France. Haitian Compas, Congolese influences from le Ry-Co Jazz, cadence-lypso and reggae from Dominica and a heavy dose of jazz and Puerto Rican salsa were thrown into the mix alongside local biguine, quadrille and gwo ka to power an unrivalled recorded output.
Compiled by Hugo Mendez (Sofrito) and Emile Omar (Roseaux), 'Cadence Revolution' is released in conjunction with Henri Debs et Fils and Air Caraibes. The package features previously unseen photos from the Debs archive with both formats featuring extensive liner notes and an interview with singer and trombonist Christian Zora (Les Maxel's, Energy).
El Buho, Quantic, Flowering Inferno & Nickodemus - Cumbia Sobre El Mar / Inmortales (El Buho Remixes)
El Buho, Quantic, Flowering Inferno & Nickodemus
Cumbia Sobre El Mar / Inmortales (El Buho Remixes)
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Wonderwheel)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Wonderwheel return with a special 2 tracker 7" following up El Buho's critically acclaimed "Tributaries" Remix Album. On the 'A' side is the heavily lauded and much played remix of Quantic's classic "Cumbia Sobre el Mar" that did not make it on the original 'Tributaries' LP. On the 'B' side is a brand new, unreleased El Buho remix of Nickodemus & Femina's "Inmortales" blowing some tropical dub bubbles into the swagger of the original.
Special 7" package on translucent vinyl in full color 3/4 folders in eco-baggies.
Camarao Orkestra - Nacao Africa
Camarao Orkestra
Nacao Africa
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Favorite)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The turntable’s tonearm waves and indicates the West direction, as if it wanted to tear and take off for Brazil? It’s alright; it's just playing Nação África, new single by Camarão Orkestra, the most Brazilian of Parisian bands.
Sinewy bass and battery pulsating, it’s stitched to the dancefloor that "Nação África" spreads its groove. And it's with a variety of keyboards and synthesizers that the tight production maintains a level of constant motion, surrounded by the burning riffs of the brass section and Amanda Roldand's refreshing vocals.
Anywhere close to a good record, you’d usually find Patchworks hanging around. He satiates here his compulsive remix addiction, first by loosening the pressure of the bass, giving us more fresh air, and covering the mix with airy synth patches. Then with a dub version where he puts vocals and instruments inside echo chambers and effects corridors of different scales. The bass becomes rubbery, the beat is robotized and, slowly, an electro vibes seizes the title.
Nação África announces the return of Camarão Orkestra in the crates, just an appetizer before a new album… Or two…
Joyce - Feminina
Joyce
Feminina
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Klimt)
13,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rio born singer and songwriter Joyce Moreno can be considered one of the real queens of Brazilian Music. Since the outset her talent has been often associated with some of the greatest names in the genre, Vinicius de Moraes, Marcos Valle, Caetano Veloso, Toninho Horta and others. Joyce is an unstoppable creative force, often at the boundaries of different genres and styles, from the very Brazilian tradition to Jazz to Fusion and modern dance music. Originally released in 1980, Feminina is Joyce's outstanding sixth album. A real feast of sounds and colours with her beautiful voice flying over sophisticated harmonies and gorgeous Jazzy instrumental arrangements.
Caetano Veloso - Irene Colored Vinyl Edition
Caetano Veloso
Irene Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Lilith)
13,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Although Veloso had already been thrown in jail once for his criticism of Brazil’s military regime, he continued to speak out against it on his second album (1969), with tracks like “Irene”, (about a machine gun-toting outlaw celebrated by the left). No wonder he would soon find himself in political exile in the UK. The general tone of the album is in keeping with its dire message and actually, Veloso felt it was important for his voice of protest to be heard around the world. If he was a high profile public figure, he felt that he would be safer. All this (or perhaps because of all this) and the man still managed to make excellent records! Color vinyl version.
Di Melo - A.E.I.O.U.
Di Melo
A.E.I.O.U.
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Favorite)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
New single by legendary Brazilian singer DI MELO, 40 years after his classic self-titled Samba-Soul LP. Performed and produced by French brilliant combo COTONETE, this single and collaboration will be followed by a full album early 2019.
Florian Pelissier speaks about the project: “On tour in Brazil with Cotonete, we had a few days off in Sao Paulo and I really hoped to make a collaboration with an important artist or band from the Brazilian funk scene. We had thought of Marcos Valle, Meta Meta or Ed Motta... but Rafaela Prestes our Brazilian "sound ingineer/genious" told me: "I worked for the return of Di Melo in Rio 2 years ago. He rocks, he’s adorable and he lives in Sao Paulo, here’s his number, he would be perfect for Cotonete."
No sooner said than done. I'm a huge fan of Di Melo and had already tried to contact him for Cotonete 6 years ago. The next day, on a Sunday, he arrives at our house with Jo, his wife, and Gabi, his daughter. He takes the guitar in front of us in the kitchen, and gives us a private show of 3 hours… we cried the tears of joy.
He had 400 original songs never recorded, a gold mine. On the same night, we started working the arrangements for 2 days, followed by a rehearsal and two small gigs in Sao Paulo. Immediately after, we recorded in the magical Epsilon B studio. All with the participation of Gabi, his 10-year-old daughter, and future star.
This album is the summary of this moment, of these 5 days of madness spent together between “the best band in the world” and the legend Roberto Di Melo… Simple, beautiful, Brazilian-French, human music…”
Sola - Un Muneco De Madera
Sola
Un Muneco De Madera
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
24,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 26.02.2021
It’s hard not to notice such an unforgettable sleeve, and if the music it protects is half as memorable as the artwork, you know you just have to hear it. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed because yes, this is the majestic 1971 album Un Muñeco De Madera, courtesy of the shadowy Sola, and it sounds exactly as you’d want it to. Originally released on RCA in Mexico, it’s kaleidoscopic Acapulcan-funk. The album’s endless grooves are propelled by softly rocking, quasi-library funk breaks. Vocally, Sola is in step with the 60s French pop-chanteuse style, but of course her lyrics are delivered in sensuous Spanish. Her voice is beautiful. Pillowy soft and tender, it can suddenly explode in mystical anger. These are ten tracks of moody, mysterious vibes that stir the spirit and sooth the soul. The LP was written, arranged and directed by prolific Spanish composer Manuel Alejandro, the man behind an incredible number of now classic Latin love songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. As for Sola herself, next to nothing is known about the Mexican singer except the occasional whisper heard in only the darkest corners of the annals of music history. It’s said that upon growing disillusioned with the music industry she ended up in a convent of Carmelite Sisters. Fitting perhaps, given that Un Muñeco De Madera is a spiritual wonder of a record. Much-loved single and title-track “Un Muñeco De Madera” opens the album. It introduces us to Sola’s sparkling Latin-funk, bursting with swaggering grooves sewn by tight drums, sweeping strings and lush keys.
Conjunto Papa Upa - Todo Parao
Conjunto Papa Upa
Todo Parao
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Music With Soul)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 18.12.2020
Conjunto Papa Upa returns with “Todo Parao” (“Total Shutdown”), another boundary pushing tropical smasher. Bringing you the ultimate (humourous) hymn to the pandemic over an exquisite blend of highly danceable Caribbean rhythms (zouk, cadence, kompás, guaracha) and classic synths. Backed by a deep sea dub on the flip, complete with resplendent cowbell(!), timbales and Wurlitzer solos. Another stepping stone that showcases yet another angle of the unique and radical production style of Alex Figueira. Drop this 45 at your next virtual party and watch everybody leave their computers in a desperate search of a dancing partner. Conjunto Papa Upa is the Afro Caribbean centered solo project of Figueira, backed live bysome of the best musicians from Amsterdam’s Latin and free jazz scenes. Their debut LP was recently released on legendary American indie label Names You Can Trust. Figueira is also known for his percussive work on tropical psych power trio Fumaça Preta or his regular live incursions with Amsterdam’s turkish psych folk powerhouse, Altin Gun. Having spent the whole night working on the melodic structure of the song, Figueira took a break to take advantage of the different time zones and check on his dad in Venezuela, and ask how the pandemic was unfolding there. His answer: “Todo Parao” (“Total Shutdown”). The same two words he had used multiple times before, this time pronounced in a hilarious Rum-infused way, giving Alex an unexpected flush of inspiration in the form of an instant infectious chorus. He excused himself and immediately got locked back in the studio. The result is this incredibly catchy tune, displaying the optimistic approach of a boyfriend to the chaos, uncertainty and worrying of his girlfriend about the pandemic, presenting her with his own lascivious lockdown plan for the two, declaring at a certain moment: “while everyone is lamenting, you and I are going to enjoy”. In the musical side, rhythms from Haiti, Guadaloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico and Cuba are unscrupulously mixed with the most diverse and strikking elements: strident cowbells that evoke the toughest salsa of 70's New York, harmonized guitars evidencing the inconfesable influence of 80’s heavy metal, a delicate Wurlitzer piano reminiscent of Black America’s greatest Soul ballads, Casio keyboards rescued from a child’s toy cabinet and a whole plethora of half-broken classic Synths, to create an equally irresistible and unclassifiable hybrid. On the flip side, Part 2 opens with a prominent dose of the lead guitar that appeared briefly on the A side, working as a preamble to an instrumentalist frenzy that is not concerned about displaying technique. Its mere intention is to tell you the rest of the story without using words. A few bars into the song, the first gear shifts with a monumental solo given by the least probable of all “soloist” instruments: the cowbell (!). After it, a crispy Timbal crashes the party, making a statement out of its only appearance in the entire recording. Finally, the longed-for turn of the melodious Wurlitzer, who left everybody craving for more on the other side of the record, giving the modest keyboard skills of Figueira an imposing pentatonic virtue.
Rebel, The, Dedy Dread, Keila Abeid, Mo Horizons - Quero Ver Voce Dancar
Rebel, The, Dedy Dread, Keila Abeid, Mo Horizons
Quero Ver Voce Dancar
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Four Flies' DJ's Choice)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Quero Ver Você Dançar is a collaboration between Rome-based DJ/producer The Rebel, Portuguese DJ/producer Dedy Dread, and Brazilian jazz singer Keila Abeid. Other musicians playing on the track – including Neney Santos (percussions), Marco Ravallese (keys), and Fab Samperi (flute) – masterly contribute to its soulful favela vibes. Housed in a single jacket with beautiful artwork by Roman illustrator Federica Fruhwirth, the 12- inch single also features a super groovy remix by Mo’Horizons whi ch, wi t h i t s powe r ful combination of bossa and drum’n’bass rhythms, makes this release a must for tropical-music aficionados. Also available on all major digital outlets, with two additional remixes by young Brazilian producers Afterclapp and Brasila Strut.
Terror / Cactus & Orquestra Pacifico Tropical - Split Single No. 1
Terror / Cactus & Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
Split Single No. 1
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Names You Can Trust)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It'sback-to-backhits with the new Names You Can Trust split single series, the first of which features two up-and-coming acts in the blossoming Latin music scene of the Pacific Northwest. From Seattle via Argentina and Miami is Terror/Cactus, a futuristic electronic cumbia project from musician Martín Selasco. Selasco's machine-forward audio/visual performances combine a mixture of bugged out digital folklore, live percussion and the omnipresent sounds inspired by the canon of South American chicha concoctions. That balance is on display in the group's debut vinyl release "Churro vs Crow." A field recording of a Mexico City street scene playfully intermingles with the track's heavy production, an innocuous battle between a crow and a churro vendor breathes a little outdoor analog into an avant digital landscape.
On the other side of the spectrum, down south in neighboring Oregon, lies Portland's Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, an 11-piece ensemble formed by a crew of talented musicians from the lush local offerings of the Willamette Valley. The band's big sound is an explosive expression of their own roots, representing the heyday of tropical music that graced stages for decades in Central and South America. Clarinet, brass, electric guitars and that familiar percussive pulse are all alive on their Nyct debut "Regreso." Imagine a return to the cross-pollinated sounds of the psychedelic '70s, an echo from the Andes, the Amazon, through the central isthmus and back to the present, only this time landing in the City of Roses.
Martin Denny - Quiet Village Colored Vinyl Edition
Martin Denny
Quiet Village Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1959 | EU | Reissue (Jackpot)
25,99 €*
Release:1959 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Martin Denny “Quiet Village” originally released in 1959. Iconic album artwork reflected the fantasy of Denny’s Influential fusion of tropical moods.
Martin Denny - Exotica (Mono) Colored Vinyl Edition
Martin Denny
Exotica (Mono) Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1957 | EU | Reissue (Jackpot)
25,99 €*
Release:1957 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Martin Denny’s Debut #1 Album Originally Released in 1957. Original Mono recording preferred by Martin Denny and featuring Arthur Lyman & Augie Colon. “Exotica” spawned an entire genre and the birth of the Tiki/cocktail movement starts here.
Manfredo Fest - Brazilian Dorian Dream
Manfredo Fest
Brazilian Dorian Dream
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Far Out)
22,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Due to the independent nature and limited run of the original release, Brazilian Dorian Dream has to this day remained almost impossible to find on vinyl.Far Out Recordings is proud to make this masterpiece available to new audiences with a remastered vinyl, CD and digital reissue in 2020.
Jorge Ben - Waimea 55.000
Tim Maia - Tim Maia (1977)
Carlos Dafe - Carlos Dafé Black Vinyl Edition
Carlos Dafe
Carlos Dafé Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Deluxe Numbered Limited Edition with OBI
Now bringing together all the great soul classics of the 70s for the first time in a Deluxe Numbered Edition.
One of the greatest representatives of Brazilian soul music, Carlos Dafé has been recorded by such artists as Tânia Maria and Nana Caymmi, in addition to his solo career (registered in six albums from 1977 to 1997). Carlos Dafé had his first model as musician in the figure of his father, who taught him several instruments and introduced him to choro and samba traditions. In the '60s, Dafé exercised his vocal possibilities as a crooner in São Paulo and Rio's nightclubs. His first solo album came in 1977 “Pra Que Vou Recordar”. Influenced by Tim Maia and Cassiano, the Carioca (from Vila Isabel) suburban Carlos Dafé developed their soul music tinge, first reflected in his 1978's Venha Matar Saudades, where he was backed by the Banda Black Rio.
With more than five decades of career, Dafé is one of the precursors together with Tim Maia, Hyldon, Cassiano, Gerson King Combo, among others, of the soul music movement in Brazil, the Black Rio Movement. In his repertoire are classics like "Pra that I will remember what I cried "," The cross "," Everything was beautiful "and" The day dawned with joy ". Successes that enshrined his name in the history of MPB. From the journalist Nelson Motta, Carlos Dafé received the title "Prince of Soul".
Bossa 70 - Edits
Bossa 70
Edits
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Matasuna)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In September 2019 Matasuna opened the treasure box and reissued two rare original versions from the Peruvian band Bossa 70 for the first time on 7inch. With the new release, two more songs from their popular self-titled album will be officially reissued on a 45. The songs were transferred from the original master tapes and got a new mastering.
Matasuna invited the US-American DJ & Producer Retro Roland Riso to put his hands on the original versions to create two reworks, which are suitable for today's dancefloors. Roland is almost a veteran of Philadelphia's nightlife and can look back on a 20 year career as a radio host, promoter, DJ and producer.
Nilo Espinoza Vascones or better known under his artist name Nilo Espinosa is without doubt a Peruvian saxophone and flute legend. After a classical musical education he entered the music scene in the early 1960s. In 1966 he founded the band Los Hilton's with some of the best Peruvian musicians including the gifted piano player Otto de Rojas. In 1967 they recorded the first and only LP of the group, which was released in a small edition in Peru.
Their concerts were more and more influenced by Jazz and Bossa Nova, so in 1968 they changed the band's name to Bossa 70. In the record label's office Nilo met the Afro-Peruvian Carmen Rosa Basurco, who also loved Bossa Nova and could sing in Portuguese and English. From then on she was the main singer of the band.
Bossa 70 recorded four songs for a 7-inch EP in an edition of only 100 copies, which was given away for promotional purposes at concerts and to friends & family. In 1970 they recorded their self-titled LP which reflected a mixture of Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz and Funk. The label pressed only 300 copies, which were sold out very quickly. This LP was the band's only album and is a rare piece of Peruvian music history.
Think on the A-side is a great cover version of the same named song by Souldiva Aretha Franklin from 1968. Bossa 70 gave the song its own touch and in their instrumental version they put the focus on the brass parts, bassline, wild guitar solos and an upbeat rhythm. Retro Roland Riso's rework puts even more pressure on the song, creating a bomb for the dancefloor!
Get Out Of My Way on the flipside is another fantastic cover version of a fabulous Latin/Boogaloo song of Joe Torres from 1967. The Retro Roland treatment remains true to the original arrangement, but he spices up the song in his Regroove with a big dash of breaks and percussions. Another weapon for every DJ bag!
Gerardo Frisina - Moving Ahead
Gerardo Frisina
Moving Ahead
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Schema)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As the album title suggests, this work represents a big step forward for Gerardo Frisina, an artist that has always been open to any influence and whose unstoppable creativity has given birth to a 2-LP’s worth of new material! Nu-latin, Afro and electronic beats merge with Afro-Cuban rhythm into a massive dancefloor groove!
Colleen Grant / Sandra Hamilton - Latin Parang / Parang Jam
Colleen Grant / Sandra Hamilton
Latin Parang / Parang Jam
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Soundway)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway presents two rare, Parang dancefloor cuts from early 1980s Trinidad & Tobago. Parang is a style of folk music that originated from Venezuelan and Colombian immigrants that came to the Caribbean, and evolved to include elements of Latin music, disco and soca - as is evident in this release. Although traditionally played during the festive season in Trinidad and Tobago, parang music continues to heat up dancefloors all year round. These two in-demand tracks were originally released on the local RH Productions label in Trinidad & Tobago. Fully restored, remastered and officially licensed - both are now both being released officially for the first time on digital, and re-pressed for the first time on vinyl.
Kit Sebastian - Mantra Moderne
Kit Sebastian
Mantra Moderne
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
'Mantra Moderne' is a stunning, contemporary masterpiece that fuses Anatolian Psychedelia, Brazilian Tropicalia, 60’s European pop and American jazz. A must for fans of Khruangbin, Portishead, Arthur Verocai, Goat, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Os Mutantes, Cortex and co.

The duo is formed of Kit Martin, who lives between London and France and plays all instruments on the album, and Merve Erdem, vocalist and multi-disciplinary artist from Istanbul, now based in London. This is their debut album.

The album explores universal themes such as love, loss, decay, language and ideology, mixing three different languages: English, Turkish and French. Written and recorded by the duo - Kit composed all the songs and Merve wrote the lyrics - in rural France during 2018, each song was completed within a 12-hour window, pawning contemplation for spontaneity.

Dubbed by Kit and Merve as ‘lo-fi-hi-fi’ in reference to the high-end tube equipment that helped it find its way to 8-track cassette tape. The style owes its sound to narrow tape width, valve distortion, spring reverb, the mixture of high end gear with lo-fi equipment as well as a disregard to the norms of hi-fi studio techniques. All instruments were analogue and no samples were used. The instruments that are used range from tablas to darbukas, balalaikas to ouds, MS20 synths to Farfisa organs and a lot of cuica. The mixing techniques were done on-the-fly, tracking immediately to tape: compression, EQ, delay and reverb; meaning mixing could not be revisited!
V.A. - Outro Tempo II Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1984-1996
V.A.
Outro Tempo II Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1984-1996
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
2nd installment of the Outro Tempo compilation taking you further into intriguing areas of contemporary Brazilian music.
V.A. - Jambú - E Os Míticos Sons Da Amazônia
Chicha Libre - Sonido Amazonico With Etched D Side Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Chicha Libre
Sonido Amazonico With Etched D Side Record Store Day 2019 Edition
2LP | 2019 | US | Original (Barbes)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
- 2019 marks the album’s 10 year anniversary
and first time vinyl pressing
- Vinyl D Side features unique laser etched
artwork
DESCRIPTION
Barbès Records released Sonido Amazonico! -
Chicha Libre’s debut album - Ten years ago. The
label had already made a splash the year before with
the release of The Roots of Chicha - the very first
time Peruvian psychedelic cumbia was anthologized
for a foreign audience. The compilation quickly
became a cult album and contributed to popularize a
style of music that until then had been scorned by the
Peruvian middle class. While loosely inspired by
Colombian cumbia, chicha incorporated Andean
melodies, some Cuban son, and the sounds of surf
guitars, Farfisa organs and Moog synthesizers: an
oddly post-modern combination of western
psychedelia, Latin rhythms, regional music and
vintage rock.
Barbès owner and Roots of Chicha producer Olivier
Conan, not satisfied with the sole release of vintage
tracks, wanted to explore the music further. With the
help of keyboardist Joshua Camp and guitarist
Vincent Douglas, he created Chicha Libre as a means
to explore and transform a music that had fallen out
of favor with younger people.
Chicha Libre’s sound and approach were completely
indebted to the Peruvian bands it originally emulated.
Like their mentors, they used surf guitar, organ
sounds and Latin percussion to play a mixture of
borrowed and homegrown sounds - but they had no
qualms in adding their own foreign and personal
touches. Their borrowings differed from that of their
Peruvian precursors – with bits of classical music and
pop debris from three continents - and, with little
desire to remain authentic, they quickly started
experimenting. After all, the Latin rhythms that
formed the basis of the music were almost as foreign
to them as they were to the Shipibo Indians who first
took up the electric guitar
Joao Gilberto - Joao Gilberto
Joao Gilberto
Joao Gilberto
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Cool Cult)
13,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brazilian bossa legend João Gilberto and his much revered self titled 1973 album. It was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the ‘100 best Brazilian albums’ in history. This album features Sonny Caar and Miúcha.
V.A. - Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94)
V.A.
Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94)
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Soundway)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Some crate-digging compilations are often the result of someone hand-picking their choice favourites from another country’s musical history, perhaps unaware or uninvolved with its cultural lineage in the process. On Soundway’s latest release - a treasure trove of synth jams, pop, samba boogie, balearic and electro from 1980 & ‘90s Brazil - the tracks are picked by Millos Kaiser, one half of the Brazilian duo Selvagem, who are at the helm of throwing some of the country’s best dance parties. It’s a rare compilation that offers Brazilian music actually picked by a Brazilian.
Whilst names such as Ricardo Bomba, Villa Box, Fogo Baiano, Electric Boogies and Batista Junior may not be household names, they tell an untold, yet rich and important part of musical history in Brazil. The release also covers a decade that has been intentionally forgotten and brushed aside by many in the country.
Onda De Amor is a release that is loaded with smooth grooves, bubbling bass, glistening synthesisers, funk strutting guitar lines and sheen of production that undeniably marks it of its time. For Kaiser this compilation is about reintroducing music during a period of reappraisal, catching a new wave and hoping contemporary listeners will ride it with him. “The idea is to do justice to these songs. Songs that combine all the right ingredients that should have put them on radio playlists when I was growing up or at least in the cases of more adventurous DJs”.
Millos Kaiser is a DJ, digger, vinyl junkie/dealer born in Rio de Janeiro and living in São Paulo for the past 8 years. He launched the dance party/club night Selvagem with partner Trepanado in 2010, bringing thousands of dancers one Sunday a month to a public square in the heart of São Paulo.
Ed Motta presents - Too Slow To Disco Brasil Black Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 2
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 2
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This instalment follows on from our acclaimed ‘Volume One’ – Lauren Laverne’s ‘Compilation Of The Week’, supported by the likes of Disclosure, Jeremy Underground, Horsemeat Disco, Hunee and Laurent Garnier. ‘Volume Two’ picks up where the last one left off — with a touch more soul and disco — records we’ve been spinning in our DJ sets and on the radio show of the same name, that inspired this series.

Compiled by David ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle and Gareth Stephens, plus a few personal favourites from Gary Johnson, Ville Marttila and Graham Luckhurst.

TRACKLIST, VINYL 2-LP: A1. Elbernita ‘twinkie’ Clark – Awake O Zion (full length, original version) / A2. Dee Edwards – Put Your Love On The Line / A3. Anubis – Ecology / B1. Guy Cuevas – Ebony Game / B2. Kiru Stars (Julius Kang’ethe) – Family Planning / B3. Teaspoon & The Waves – Oh Yeh Soweto / C1. Leny Andrade – Não Adianta / C2. Rosa Maria – Samba Maneiro / C3. Tom & Dito – Obrigado Corcovado / C4. Inezita Barroso – Maracatu Elegante / C5. Joao Diaz – Capoeira / C6. The Equatics – Merry Go Round / D1. Elias Rahbani And His Orchestra – Liza… Liza / D2. The Beaters – Harari
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
2LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first instalment in our new ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ compilation series – a
selection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities, which
form the basis of our DJ sets and our radio show of the same name. Including
cuts by Claudia, Cortex, Dave Pike Set, Fruko, Neno Exporta Som, Connie
Laverne, Barbosa and more.
The original concept for ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ was a radio show that allowed
us to air our treasured record collections, recorded and broadcast once a
month. We wanted to create an outlet free from any genre or BPM restrictions,
not constrained by the need to beat-mix every record, a space where we could
play latest finds alongside favourites. The only self-imposed rule being that
it had to be played from vinyl.
We have always DJ’d across-the-board, but playing in an eclectic way hasn’t
always been easy. Recently DJ’s such as MCDE, Floating Points, Nick The Record,
Leon Vynehall, Four Tet, Jeremy Underground, Antal (Rush Hour), Sassy J and
Young Marco – to name a few – have opened things up with very diverse sets to
younger audiences; Brazilian samba-rock, next to modern soul, highlife, disco,
boogie, jazz, house, techno and beyond.
We’re seeing a rare groove like sensibility. A shift towards the attitude of
legendary club nights hosted by the likes of Mr Scruff and Gilles Peterson,
where you could hear house, hip hop, Turkish funk, boogie, jazz, dub and Latin
back to back. At the same time it isn't a nostalgic or retro movement, people
have a progressive attitude and a thirst for new-old music. It is a vibrant and
exciting time – we are proud to be a part of it.
Pedro Santos - Krishnanda
Pedro Santos
Krishnanda
LP | 1968 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1968 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Krishnanda is an album in the truest sense of the word – a spiritual, psychedelic Brazilian masterpiece from start to finish – celebrated by everyone from Seu Jorge and Kassin to Floating Points, Madlib and DJ Nuts. These days, originals change hands for thousands of dollars.

Pedro dos Santos, born in Rio in 1919, was a percussionist virtuoso, composer and inventor of instruments that apparently included oddities such as the ‘Tamba’ (electrified bamboo drum) and the mouth berimbau whistle. Nicknamed Perdo ‘Sorongo’ after the rhythm he invented, that features throughout ‘Krishnanda’. A highly spiritual man who was regarded as a philosopher by many.

He worked with greats including Baden Powell, Elis Regina, Maria Bethany, Elza Soares, Sebastião Tapajós, Roberto Ribeiro, Milton Nascimento, Clara Nunes, Paul Simon and Arthur Verocai, playing on his legendary self-titled LP. In the same vein as Verocai and his self-titled LP, ‘Krishnanda’ was Pedro’s chance to shine with his own, and only, solo recording.

Krishnanda was produced by Hélcio Milito, the drummer of Tamba Trio, and arranged by conductor Joppa Lins, and originally released in 1968 on CBS (Brasil). Musically, the album touches folk, samba, afro-brazilian and psychedelia plus added effects, with a lyrical depth and diversity to match; themes including morality, perception, existence and ego.

Despite the genius of the record and the influence that it had on musicians at the time of release, it disappeared into obscurity. We first discovered the record around 2003, through a friend Julio Dui. Around that time Brazilian funk and bossa was the flavour of the day, so didn’t catch our ear immediately, however it continued improve with age and now we consider it to be one of the best albums ever made, regardless of genre or origin.

The Mr Bongo reissue is produced as a replica original LP / audio master by Ricardo Garcier at Magic Master (Rio de Janeiro) / artwork restored by Andrew Edwards, from the original copy borrowed from Julio Dui – thank you, sir!
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