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Far Out Recordings is to reissue the self-titled debut album from pioneering Brazilian funk outfit Cry Babies, originally released in 1969. The group were an early incarnation of legendary Brazilian funk group Banda Black Rio, whose sound was influenced by the likes of Booker T & The M.G.s and the soul records of James Brown, The […]

Having released Buddy Hank’s debut single in 2017, Super Disco Edits is set to release his first feature length LP, Dust to Diamonds, recorded between 1981 & 1982 but shelved after a contract dispute with his label at the time. Having acquired the master tapes from Buddy’s brother on the East Coast, the record is made […]

Analog Africa returns with a killer compilation of Somali dance music that had lain undiscovered in the vaults of the country’s state broadcaster, Radio Mogadishu, for nearly 40 years. Label boss Samy Ben Redjeb broke new ground when he travelled to the capital city of Somalia in November of 2016, as the first music label […]

SLT022 is the storming debut EP from ØSCILLATE Co-Founder, DOWD aka Michael Dowding.  Featuring two originals and a Company Is Family remix, the EP is a masterclass in stripped-back, spaced out minimal techno & dubbed out, warm grooves. The EP kicks off with a deep, progressive opener. “Angelou’s Rising Dub” features punchy 909 kicks, heavy […]

Leon Vynehall delivers a dark, throbbing and intensely infectious new record ‘I, Cavallo’, marking his focus on dense and unnerving spaces. 2019 has already seen Vynehall release his edition of DJ-Kicks, which showcased his considerable narrative ability and open ended approach behind the decks. Turning his hand to production this time around, ‘I Cavallo’ sees […]

Set for its first ever vinyl release, Milton Nascimento’s Maria Maria will be available on 2XLP from the 13th December 2019 via Far Out Recordings. The Brazilian multi-instrumentalist’s album was originally recorded in 1974 as a soundtrack to a ballet which dealt with the legacy of slavery in Brazil. By this time, Nascimento had already firmly […]

Melodic Distraction is proud to premiere the Sun Ra Arkestra’s “Untitled Blues”, taken from a fabled 1986 performance behind the Iron Curtain that many thought would never see the light of day again… After a few years of intense searching and meticulous preparation, Lanquidity Records have announced the release of their Sun Ra Arkestra project […]

Fresh from remixing TSHA’s ‘Moon’ on Ninja Tune’s Counter Records, Brame & Hamo head to Feel My Bicep. The pair are behind a string of well crafted releases on their own self-titled imprint, fusing together blends of house, techno and electro to electrifying effect. 2019 has seen them build on these successes and emerge as […]

Taken from his exciting debut solo album Macumba Quebrada, One Nite Stand perfectly encapsulates Daniel Maunick’s dynamic fusion of deep house and Brazilian rhythms. Maunick certainly has some pedigree as a producer, having produced albums by the likes of Azymuth, Marcos Valle, Terry Callier, Incognito, Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti and Sabrina Malheiros. Macumba Quebrada builds on these production experiences, as well as Maunick’s own […]

Following on from a triptych of self-released output in 2019, the latest offering from Only Now (aka Kush Arora) sees the artist taking bold steps in their quest to explore time and space. Kush Arora has been a crucial figure in championing and exploring the convergence between bass, electronics and roots music in San Francisco […]