KADHJA BONET – The Visitor LP Vinyl

The Lost World originally started out as a more relaxed space that subscribed heavily to a musical mantra usually ascribed to that of a Cocktail Bar, but after 4 years its managed to become a more lively beast and the tempo has increased. Despite that we still bookend the nights with many a downtempo track….

PAUL ATREIDIS – Arrakis Walk. 7″ vinyl

Superb cosmic funk from producer Ryan M. Todd. Originally pressed in limited edition of 125 copies. Then the producer announced on Discogs that there would be a re-press of an extra 300 copies as the original started fetching prices of around $90AUD. Thematically both tracks are based around Frank Herbert‘s classic sci-fi book Dune and…

Spasibo Records. Russian funk vinyl

The Russian label Spasibo (Thank You in their language) have only released 3 singles in their 14month existence. Their second release was previously unreleased material from the Armenian TV & Radio Orchestra Prelude/In the Sunlight/The Sea (SP45-002). The other 2 releases were both from the Nizhny Novgorod based outfit the Soul Surfers, who in just…

THE TRAFFIC – White Lines/Smack My Pitch Up (7″ vinyl)

Well this is absolutely bonkers. Melbourne outfit THE TRAFFIC return with even stronger heat for Choi Records. Their previous release included covers of Jimi Hendrix‘s Fire as well as an analogue interpretation of American electronic producer Skrillex‘s Bangarang. This time around they cover the music for Grandmaster Flash‘s White Lines. Which in itself was a…

MODULAR – Fuga Al Paraíso LP

Fronted by the Argentinian based Mariana Badaracco and Pablo Dahy. They hooked up in 2000 and named themselves after Moog’s famed synthesizer. After several years releasing demo CDs such as 2004’s Viaje por el Planeta del Pasto, 2005’s El Triangulo de las Bermudas and 2008’s Micro Film as well as contributing songs to various compilations, they finally…

ORBCO – First Born Son (7″ vinyl)

I can find absolutely nothing about Orbco. The publicity blurb goes like this. ‘San Francisco native Orbco has been an underground DJ for over 25 years, although you probably have never heard of him. After Searching for Animal Chin with the Bones Brigade, he redirected his search for breaks and beats, traded unheard of 45s…

MATO – Enter the Dragon (7″ vinyl)

STIX is the spin-off label from French label Favorite and they have a penchant for releasing dubbed out versions of classic hip hop tracks, mostly by Taggy Matcher, otherwise known as Bruno Hovart, the man behind Patchworks and Mr President. Coming a close second on the dubbed out antics is fellow Frenchman, [ercussioist and drummer…

CROSS BRONX EXPRESSWAY – Cross Bronx Expressway. 7″

Originally released in 1974 on the label Zell’s, but with those rare copies reaching unaffordable prices, such as the $668AUD it managed to sell for in 2012 on eBay, it’s a relief to see the label Rocafort reissue it with proper licensing. Both tracks were apparently just some spare tunes that the inhouse band recorded…

MAYA – Synthezoid Heartbreak (7″ vinyl)

Amazing psychedelic space rock from 1975 recently reissued on limited vinyl. Though the preference from the more rock inclined might be for the b-side Distant Visions, it’s all about the funky drums from jazz dude Joe Vassil, bubbling bass from Greg Whalen, emphatic 70s era vocals by Chris Clow and Burk’s impressively emotional guitars on…

AEON SEVEN – Lowdown Spectrum (video mix)

Exciting. I love me a compact megamix.  This is a very well executed visual accompaniment to French lad AEON SEVEN‘s 10min mix Lowdown Spectrum. At the moment it’s a video on YT or available as a digital download over at his Bandcamp page. Really hoping this gets onto vinyl somehow. It takes me back to…

MAGDY EL HOSSAINY – Music De Carnaval. 7″

This is madness. Insanely amazing. Blew my mind. Incredible. The music from the Arabic/middle eastern world has always been hard to investigate. Not just because of region and politics, but because unlike European languages in which we can vaguely work out an identity, Arabic script is impossible to analyse without being versed in the language….