April 18, 2008

community service announcement

kylie auldist

community service announcement 12"
2008 / tru thoughts
link removed at request of record label

a great soulful number from the tru thoughts label. auldist's rich vocals are reminiscent of nicole willis and amy winehouse - supremely soul.

come ye dreams

collage ensemble

parimad lood 1970-1976 (originally from melodiya lp)
1971 / ?

a warm calypso meal, with a little swing on the side. very laid back.

April 8, 2008

oya ka jojo

les volcans de la capital

analog africa volume 3 - african scream contest
2008 / analog africa

what a wonderful collection of raw and psychedelic afro sounds from the 70s. this album has been variously described as "a thrilling discovery" (the observer), "raucous funk gems from the 70s" (the word) and "an explosive afro-funk collection dripping in the feel of hot nights in crumbling mud-brick nightclubs" (daily telegraph). definitely one of the best compilations released this year.

holdin' on (afronaut remix)

nicole willis & the soul investigators

keep reachin' up (above the clouds) [remixes]
2007 / timmion

juicy afro remix gives this nicole willis track a great dancefloor vibe.