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Masalacism Bounce

Masalacism, Montreal’s awesome blog/radioshow launch what promises to be a heavy hitting label, if their blog has been anything to go by in the last few years. The first release is a digital EP from Montreal-Haitian Creole Hip Hop artist Mr OK, weighing in with some bass heavy dirt raps over Haitian folk samples. The […]

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Two years after everyone’s favourite angsty basshead Kode9 deplored “fashionable tropical music” (in Plan B i think but if anyone can send us a link to the interview it would be muchly appreciated) he continues to lighten up and to dip his toes into some warm tropical waters. K7 are giving away a free download […]

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Champeta Champagne

I always find it fascinating how Champeta has evolved from Colombian DJs playing African soukous records, influencing bands of the time, to the new electronic soundsystem style – one part Baile funk, one part King Jammys. Just found a great interview with Edwin, a champeta DJ in Cartagena over The Aesthetic Poet which is super […]

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Uproot Andy Summer Euro Tour

Brooklyn’s Uproot Andy hits the road, bringing his Tropical firepower for a tour of Europe this summer. Be sure catch him with a tonne of awesome guests in your town soon. He’s sent us this exclusive mixtape made up of minimixes from Andy followed by Tete de Tigre, Jay Weed & Douster. Tracklist will be […]

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Shangaan – Old and New

Sometimes i spend hours on youtube just burrowing through all of the videos, there are times when i stop and realise i have to stop and that i should have gone to bed two hours ago, but sometimes i find stuff like this It seems as though Shangaan is really taking off, Eddie Stats has […]

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Panama Turf War

Everyone’s favourite Panamanian-Bay Area reggaetonica hyphie rockers, Los Rakas have just dropped their sick new video for ‘Soy Raka’. As you can see it’s mad sunny and full of nuts dances I can’t do. If you haven’t got it yet, grab their Hold Yuh refix by Uproot Andy that Boima posted and their highly awesome […]

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Can’t Stop Holding Yuh

Andy… what!?! We already posted the Los Rakas remix of Gyptian’s Hold Yuh, but Uproot Andy had to go ahead and make this thing bang even harder! My new favorite of my new favorite (although I just heard Ricky Blaze’s vocal version and it go too!) Premiered two weeks ago on Eddie Stats’ Ghetto Palms […]

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Petrona in Space

Ok, I have to wrap up this little post fest with the final track (last but not least) of my latest favorite afrolatinoclubremix tracks. New York’s Nate Mars comes with a great half time dancehall remix of a Petrona Martinez tune.Petrona Martinez-ARoRo (Nate Mars Remix) Nate just released a full length album, Concentric Circles. Buy […]

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Do you hear the Sonora?

I had a blast running around Texas last March, hanging with friends, drinking too much, going to off the wall parties. I got to take a little break from the madness that was SXSW and hopped down to San Antonio for DJ Sonora to introduce me and Isa GT to the madness that is Sonido […]

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Ethiopique Rockers Throwback

Loving this new one from Nas & Damian Marley. Sampling the classic Mulatu Asteke track, Yegelle Tezeta. Released on 18th May by VP. Sounding like some old Wu Tang bizniz.

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