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Houeida Hedfi - Fleuves de l'Âme

Released 19th November 2021. Phantasy are proud to introduce the first reverberations of a new pr...

Released 19th November 2021. Phantasy are proud to introduce the first reverberations of a new project from Tunisian multi-instrumentalist Houeida Hedfi, produced with Olof Dreijer of The Knife. Originally a percussionist, Hedfi first met Dreijer when he visited Tunisia and produced her contribution to a 2011 compilation of female Tunisian artists. This kindled a nine-year collaboration which culminates in Fleuves de l'Âme , an elegant marriage of traditional folk music and contemporary sound...

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Los Bitchos - Let The Festivities Begin!

Expected Release 4th February 2022. Serra Petale (guitar), Agustina Ruiz (keytar), Josefine Jonss...

Expected Release 4th February 2022. Serra Petale (guitar), Agustina Ruiz (keytar), Josefine Jonsson (bass) and Nic Crawshaw (drums) hail from different parts of the world but met via all-night house parties, or through friends, in London. Their unique sound binds them together, though, taking in a retrofuturistic blend of Peruvian chicha, Argentine cumbia, Turkish psych and surf guitars. They are London’s answer to Khruangbin, if Khruangbin spent all weekend getting slammed on cheap tequila i...

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Omara Portuondo - Buena Vista Social Club Prese...

This is a National Album Day 2021 release, available in-store on Saturday 16th October. Omara Por...

This is a National Album Day 2021 release, available in-store on Saturday 16th October. Omara Portuondo, the leading lady of the Buena Vista Social Club, is one of Cuba’s most celebrated voices.  The album ‘Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo’ was released in 2000 in the wake of the phenomenal reception of the original Buena Vista Social Club album, and was remastered from the analogue tapes for its 2019 LP reissue. Omara is backed by a dream band formed of many of the original B...

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Various Artists - Brazil 45 Vol. 1 (RSD 2020)

This is a Record Store Day 2020 release. Rare and sought-after tracks from the 'Golden Era' of Br...

This is a Record Store Day 2020 release. Rare and sought-after tracks from the 'Golden Era' of Brazilian music. Curated by acclaimed global beat-digger DJ Format.

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Joan As Police Woman & Tony Allen & Dave Okumu ...

Released 5th November 2021. ‘The Solution Is Restless’ was written and recorded by Joan As Police...

Released 5th November 2021. ‘The Solution Is Restless’ was written and recorded by Joan As Police Woman with Dave Okumu of The Invisible and legendary drummer Tony Allen shortly before he sadly passed away. Of the album Joan Wasser says : Damon Albarn introduced me to Afrobeat legend, Tony Allen, at the March 2019 Africa Express event “The Circus” and we hit it off. Tony and I played a version of Nina Simone's "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" and decided to record together. I aske...

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Khruangbin - Mordechai Remixes

Released 29th October 2021. The art of the remix has been around for several decades, from the fe...

Released 29th October 2021. The art of the remix has been around for several decades, from the fervid imaginations of JA pioneers like Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid or King Tubby to the disco enthusiasts of New York, such as Tom Moulton, who bequeathed us the modern iteration of the remix and provided a template from which most remixers still work. Moulton’s first commercial remix, a reworking of BT Express’ appropriately-named ‘Do It ’Till You’re Satisfied’, which stretched it from three minutes t...

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Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings

Released 16th July 2021. Alice Coltrane is the undeniable godmother of spiritual jazz and an ackn...

Released 16th July 2021. Alice Coltrane is the undeniable godmother of spiritual jazz and an acknowledged influence on everyone from Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington to Solange and Radiohead. Kirtan: Turiya Sings features Alice Coltrane at peak spirituality and is presented in this arrangement for the first time in any format. Turyia Sings was originally released in 1982 on cassette as a collection of devotional songs including vocals, organ, strings, and synthesizers available only at Alic...

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Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle (2021 Reissue)

Released 21st May 2021. It is with great joy that we present the Mr Bongo edition of Marcos Valle...

Released 21st May 2021. It is with great joy that we present the Mr Bongo edition of Marcos Valle’s 1983 self-titled masterpiece. A pure vintage that features the ultimate Brazilian-boogie cult-classic ‘Estrelar’ and iconic 80s cover art that sees a gloriously sun-drenched Marcos dressed in a pink v-neck t-shirt surrounded by a generous selection of deadly-looking neon cocktails. The album was produced by the legendary Lincoln Olivetti and Marcos’ brother Paulo Sergio Valle. It showcases a re...

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Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime

Released 21st May 2021. On 21st May, Matador Records will release Afrique Victime, the long-await...

Released 21st May 2021. On 21st May, Matador Records will release Afrique Victime, the long-awaited new album by Mdou Moctar. With Afrique Victime the prodigious Tuareg guitarist and songwriter rips a new hole in the sky ­– boldly reforging contemporary Saharan music and “rock music” by melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations on love, religion, women's rights, inequality, and Western Africa’s exploitation at the hands of colonial powers. The...

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Tala Vala - Modern Hysteric

Released 12th February 2021. Tala Vala combine experimental recording methods bridging marginalis...

Released 12th February 2021. Tala Vala combine experimental recording methods bridging marginalised genres, synths, brass and strings, jagged guitars and primal percussion. John Roffe-Ridgard is a producer and former touring musician and Ben Locket is a composer for TV and Film. The pair began making music in 2017 and self-released their first EP on a limited vinyl run. Mixed by Jake Jackson at Masterchord studios, the records were sold exclusively through Sounds of the Universe and Bandcamp....

£17.99

Tony Allen - There Is No End

Released 7th May 2021. The wisdom of Tony Allen's words was as deep as his grooves, and these two...

Released 7th May 2021. The wisdom of Tony Allen's words was as deep as his grooves, and these two sentences, which announce the dozen songs that follow, truly capture the spirit of There is No End. Tony’s motivating concept and desire was to work with younger artists, and especially the new generation of rappers, and give them voice in a time of global turmoil when music has never been more important – not necessarily as a "weapon" for the future in the manner of Fela's violently political so...

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