Furthermore my good friends from Chinese Man Records straight outta Marseille (France) sent me their brand new release by ASM – A State of Mind on beautiful marbled double vinyl with bass-heavy rap and undeniable bangers of all shades featuring La Fine Equipe – LFE, Cutty Ranks and many more. Their second release is a reissue of the legendary »The Groove Sessions Vol.3« on red triple vinyl for their upcoming 15th anniversary including Chinese Man, Taiwan MC – Chinese Man Records, Matteo – Chinese Man Records, Dynamite MC and many more. Be quick on this limited, fiery collectors item!
Next up are FVNKSTER$ with their superb 8-track release »Makulatur« on Dezi-Belle full of freshest hip hop beats and live instruments by Sprotte, Fredstarr and Ebbe Funk. Highly limited edition of 200 Vinyl copies!
Zap Mama’s acclaimed debut and Grammy-nominated album from 1991 gets a proper vinyl release on Crammed Discs (Belgium). The five women of Congolese/Belgian origin are famous for their joyous acapella mix of Pygmy music, human beatbox sounds, Central African or Arabic pop tunes, ragamuffin under Zairean influence, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and a touch of soul & gospel. Nuff said.
Last but not least Glitterbeat Records‚ brand new album »Sahira« by singer-songwriter and activist Aziza Brahim who became a voice for refugees across the globe. Her music reflects both the sorrow and the hope of these people and outlines a dialogue between tradional instruments like the tabla drums and electronic music. (Thanks to Uta Bretsch_Communications for connecting!)
Big ups to y’all for these beauties and be sure to hear them sound loud and proud in my next episode for Brooklyn Radio! One ♡ !