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Funana Friday

In case you need some Funana in your life to get the weekend jamming (at high speed), from a truly amazing new compilation of Cape Verdean bangers called Projecto Funana & Batuku 2010. Jorge Neto – Salta Rapacinhu Jorge’s jacket in the excellent video is Very Orange and pretty cool.

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BANANAS!* trailer from WG Film on Vimeo. It’s no secret that the stragulating exploitative economic controls that US Fruit companies have on farmers in Central America is outrageous. And it’s no new thing, it’s been going on ever since the days of the Banana Republics. Haven’t seen it yet, but Bananas!*, a new Swedish film …

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Amadou & Mariam (Sabo RMX)

We’ve been big fan’s of New York’s Sabo for a while. I first heard his summery latinvibes on a great mixtape he did a few years back called Funky Verano (recommended). His Sol Selecta’s label has been dropping some great Afro-Latin inflected disco for a while. The next one, No. 10, is a stone cold …

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Buraka Som Sistema-Essential Mix

A great punishing new mix from Buraka Som Sistema. As always, tearing up bumping kuduro with all kinds of Afro-Tropical-Electro club awesomeness. The Penultimate track is from Ghetto Bassquake’s mate Brixton’s Photomachine – Get his Bass heavy ‘Burn Up’ over at The Fader. Buraka Som Sistema – Essential Mix ((Hotfile) Tracklist 01. Barros de Landana …

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Debut ISA GT on Man Recordings

Isa GT is on her game right now. Mere days after we posted awesome her track with Dutch Rythm Combo she’s back with her excellent long awaited debut EP on Man Recordings. Titled the “Pa´Chikirri” EP, the opener “Pela´o”, whisks us to an imaginary Colombian baile funk party (which is probably actually in Brixton or …

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Que Penya, Kenya Banga

Well now, Just A Band don’ gone and blown themselves up. Did you catch the Makmende craze comin’ out of Nairobi? The fiber optic cable has apparently arrived and Africa is on your digital doorstep poised to take over your mind. Check out this cool interview with the Just A Band on CNN, whose members …

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Pon The Corner

We’re not massive on mash ups but this one’s definitely a heater, from London’s Al Fingers. A sweet blend of Pass Out and Richie Spice’s evergreen anthem, Marijuana. Smoke it Up. Richie Spice – Marijuana (Al Fingers Pass Out Refix) And go grab the Capleton edit too on his site.

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Secousse Radio Live from Hackney

On Friday night A.J. Holmes and myself played some tunes on London Fields Radio in Hackney. Download or stream here. Lucas Seque – unknownLas Pisikatas – Leyes de ReformaDutch Rhythm Combo – Alerta ft ISA GTDJ Takalani – unknownJR feat. HHP – Show DemBatida – YumbalaSleigh Bells – Crown on The Ground (demo)Problem Child – …

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The KrackMaxter

Was chatting with Dave Quam about the utter unsung GENIUS of Portugal’s DJ Normal Nada. We both realised that we haven’t blogged his stuff as it seemed too special to tell the world but both decided that that kind of attitude is pretty lame and NN deserves mad props for making some of the craziest …

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CDR Mexica

Pleased to say that all three of us from Ghetto Bassquake are in the Americas right now. I´m in Mexico city.Aside from eating the best tacos I could only have ever dreamed about, I´ve been hunting down some music in the city´s markets. They are huge and kind of swallow you up. The mercardo de …

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