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DJ Rekha DJ Rekha Presents Basement Bhangra

New Yorkers have enjoyed Rekha’s Basement Bhangra parties for a decade, but with her debut mix album, the London-born DJ fixes her sight on the rest of the country.… Read more »

Various Summer Records Anthology

Light in the Attic continues to excavate Jamaican cultural artifacts recorded in Toronto during the 1970s, this time hitting pay dirt in the form of 15 hard-hitting roots tunes, culled from the archives of Summer Records, an obscure label run by Jerr… Read more »

Various Artists Tommie Sunshine Presents Ultra.Rock Remixed

Here indie-dance DJ sensation Tommie Sunshine remixes 'alternative beats' by stapling generic, banging rhythms to alternative-rock hits of the moment-techno for the teen-recreation-center set.… Read more »

4Hero Play With the Changes

Six years after Creating Patterns, 4Hero's Mark (Marc Mac) Clair and Dennis (Dego) McFarlane return with their eagerly anticipated fifth LP Play With the Changes, perhaps a reference to how things have evolved for the duo over their noticeable absenc… Read more »

Cougar Law

Produced by Tortoise's John McEntire, Cougar's debut LP Law is a nearly flawless example of intelligent musical design.… Read more »

Ollo The If If

It's rare that a duo blends the heavily layered jamming of Can with the downtempo groove of Massive Attack, but Ollo succeeds with flying colors.… Read more »

Nine Horses Money For All

Nine Horses is the blanket moniker for David Sylvian's collaborations with brother Steve Jansen and Burnt Friedman, and Money For All is a mish-mash EP of new tracks, versions, and Friedman remixes from a variety of sympathetic artists like Stina Nor… Read more »

Tinariwen Aman Iman

With fans ranging from Carlos Santana and Robert Plant to Thom Yorke, this band of Tuareg blues musicians from the Malian desert has turned local fame into international acclaim.… Read more »

Various Artists Freshly Composted Vol. 2

For their 250th release, Compost, one of Europe's most consistent and crucial dance labels, has paired rare tracks previously available only on 12" with staples from the label's current roster.… Read more »

Various Artists Urban Club Africa: Hip Hop Dancehall and Kwaito

Out/Here seeks to give wider exposure to the raw, grassroots sound of contemporary urban Africa, as opposed to the adulterated, internationally minded material that is foisted on us as "world music." As the latest installment is a sort of label sampl… Read more »

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