Glitterbeat: Dubs & Versions I

Our first remix album with  ten genre-spinning, mind-bending sonic reinventions of the Glitterbeat catalog. Remixers include: UK dub-master Dennis Bovell (Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Slits, Fela Kuti), Berlin legend Mark Ernestus (Jeri Jeri, Rhythm & Sound), Warp recording artist Nozinja (Shangaan Electro) and post-punk legend Mark Stewart (Pop Group, New Age Steppers). Vibrant future sounds.

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Fofoulah: Fofoulah

With the rhythms of the Sabar drums – a traditional form of Wolof drumming from Gambia and Senegal – at its heart, Fofoulah’s music has evolved into an inspired cosmopolitan mélange that also incorporates elements of electronic music, dub, improvisation and afro-rock. Like the complex city they live in, their music is shaped and lifted by diverse sound-worlds and cultures.

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Noura Mint Seymali: Tzenni

Produced and recorded across an appropriately dizzying array of locations and social contexts (New York City, Dakar, Nouakchott) chanteuse Noura Mint Seymali’s album Tzenni is a contemporary articulation of Moorish griot music from Mauritania—an artform that has been evolving and gaining momentum for centuries.  Noura Mint Seymali is an artist profoundly steeped in history and tradition but also rigorously devoted to its global resonance.

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Sonido Gallo Negro: Sendero Mistico

​ Sonido Gallo Negro (Black Rooster Sound) is a stunning 9-piece, instrumental combo from Mexico City that channels both the mystique and mysticism of 1960’s Peruvian cumbia. The band integrates a variety cumbia styles with electric guitars, Farfisa organ, Theremin, flute and of course fluid Latin percussion. Spaghetti western soundtracks, psychedelia, indie rock and surf music also echo in their compositions. This is transformative music with bold intentions, wit and excitement.

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