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Various Artists Panama! 2

Panama on blast! With its diverse racial make-up and unique … Read more »

Various Artists ZZK Sound, Vol.2

Over the past two years, Buenos Aires-based collective Zizek has checked a few items off the to-do list. Promoted experimental cumbia into a dance-music watchword? Check. Taken its DJs and artists to the world’s biggest clubs and festivals?… Read more »

Major Lazer Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do

Baile funk, Baltimore club, fidget house, kuduro, M.I.A., Santigold…these are just some of the sounds and artists that Diplo and Switch have championed in recent years.… Read more »

Heliocentrics & Mulatu Astatke Inspiration Information

Teaming up with vibraphone legend Mulatu Astatke, this is only the second album from The Heliocentrics since their fantastic 2007 debut Out There.… Read more »

Various Artists Boogaloo Pow Wow

Like all the best dance crazes, boogaloo—the passionately funky, vivacious combination of soul and Latin jazz—lasted but a heartbeat on the musical scene of ’60s America.… Read more »

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Various Artists Nigeria 70

At the same time that American black musicians were sporting dashikis and Afros, their counterparts in Nigeria were rocking platform boots and wide collared-shirts—and pioneering a genre of music that infused a strong dollop of heavy psychedelic fu… Read more »

Daniel Haaksman Presents Funk Mundial

No one flips beats like baile funk producers, no one spits crazy rhymes like Brazilian MCs, and no one curates a compilation better than Daniel Haaksman.… Read more »

Horace Andy & Ashley Beedle Inspiration Information

Any doubts about venerable reggae legend Horace Andy’s continued relevance can be safely laid to rest by his recent solo album, On Tour, and this latest collaboration with U.K. studio wizard Ashley Beedle.… Read more »

Mexican Institute of Sound Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce starts on a high note, as album opener “Cumbia” is a toe-tapping electronic update of the classic Colombian rhythm. Unfortunately, from the second track on, Camilo Lara (a.k.a.… Read more »

Fidel Nadal Crucial Cuts

Following a split from ska/punk act Todos Tus Muertos, Argentine reggae artist Fidel Nadal has gone on to release more than a dozen albums on the solo tip.… Read more »

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