AKI KUMAR – Dum Maaro Dum. 7″

Mumbai born, but now Californian resident Aki Kumar loves his harmonica. His debut album Aki Goes To Bollywood is all parts kinda country, with a bit of rockabilly, but mostly its all about his love for the blues. His follow-up album from 2018 Hindi Man Blues¬†keeps the theme going, but he slightly musically branches out…

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…

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…

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…