HEATHER HAYWOOD – Party Tonight/Give It Up. 7″

What a surprise and a revelation all in one. UK singer Heather Haywood was one of the 7 members in the early 80s funk band The Cool Notes. The other singer Lorraine McIntosh you might recognise from Bomb the Bass‘ Don’t Make Me Wait. They originally started out as a roots reggae band releasing their…

THE ART OF TIKI Exhibition, Los Angeles, Oct 6-29th, 2017,

Above: Mexican illustrator Dr Alderete’s ode to the 3 most famous exponents of Tiki associated Exotica music. Les Baxter, Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman. Sven Kirsten‘s latest book The Art of the Tiki is currently being launched alongside the THE ART OF TIKI: 21st Anniversary Art of Tiki Show & No False Idols in the…

TRAILER LIMON – Love Don’t Pay The Bills ft. E. Live. 7″

I think this might be my favourite release on the Austin Boogie Crew label.  E-Live‘s Do Me Like That featuring Chesta Blake on the Star Creature label was much loved. The original is not even 2 years old and its already a three figured collector’s piece, with the repress not far behind in value. Love…