Hip-hop blended with a touch of bossa nova, a twist of funk and a couple drops of electro swing. Minimatic is out of France, and he manages to mix up these genres like a well-done Blue Hawaiian. Bravo!
I have no idea about the artists on this mini-compilation except to say that Radio Martiko has a wonderful habit of digging up some incredibly cool cuts from both past and present times. This is a peach of a 7-inch.
Belgium’s Radio Martiko continue to impress with their reissues! This one collects a few old slabs of Egyptian exotica, and it’s one of the most charming comps I’ve heard in a while! From the label’s Bandcamp site: Exotica In Western countries, when we speak about exotica, we think about the likes of Martin Denny, Les […]
A look at artists from around the world embracing the ’60s sound. — Read on daily.bandcamp.com/2019/08/29/exotica-guide/
Though I’m enthralled with library music at the moment, thanks to my friend Chris, who has served as a bit of a guru for me, I’m disappointed to see that there isn’t much in the way of literature documenting how these classic discs came to be. Thankfully, through the work of labels like BBE Music, […]
French sound artist and engineer Félix Blume produces something voyeuristic and creepy, yet engaging and life-affirming at the same time. This album is a collection of brass music played at funerals in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. According to the website, there are featured in these ‘performances’ 15 dead, 15 funerals, 16 funeral processions, 1 procession with […]
Mickey Hart made his fame as a drummer for the Grateful Dead, whom I enjoyed greatly (at least in their live settings). He was also a big fan of Indian music, and really did a lot with his Diga Rhythm Band project to promote it. In this track, it sounds like exotica, innovative Latin percussion, […]