Mind melting synthesizers and drum machines fuse with ancient Guadeloupe Gwo-ka rhythms in this musical endeavour Rico Toto describes as “Electro-ka.” The improvised live instruments of the Moundjahka ensemble meld with electronic abstraction to create a psychedelic, immersive digital diaspora dream state.
Re-issue of seminal Mr. Fingers album ‘Amnesia’, available officially for the first time in 32 years on Larry Heard’s own Alleviated Records. This remastered collection of early Mr. Fingers works is an absolute must have.
A collection of songs, melodies, grooves and sounds that sit perfectly in the brand new music world it’s part of. Gilles and Bluey are both men who emerged into the Brit-funk world. They were both part of this truly thrilling chapter in the story of homegrown music; which manifests itself here in a sumptuous mixture of twanging basslines, spacey synth melodies, clicking beats and wispy, ethereal voices.
Until now, the origins of Hudson People’s 1979 jazz-funk club masterpiece ‘Trip To Your Mind’ have largely remained a mystery for over forty years. Alongside the likes of Atmosfear’s ‘Dancing In Outer Space’, the band’s debut is heralded as one of the greatest brit-funk recordings ever, but unlike their North West London contemporaries, they were neither local nor British.
Pellegrino returns with a single of his Zodyaco ensemble project and its distinctive musical identity between Mediterranean mysticism and Latin splendor. An inexpressible desire, an impossible dream, two interpretations of a song in the shadow of the sun that warms up Naples at the sunset of its summer, that invisible wall that divides souls, or perhaps an impossible love suspended between the stars and their reflections on the sea.