Thursday 13 December 2018

va -- DJ Coco Maria presents: Coisa Sentimental

Check out this hot selection by Mexican DJ Coco Maria. Dancy killers, emo bursts, latin oddities... this is more than a musical journey - it's a sentimental thing.

01 Susso - Keira
02 Sons Of Negus - Zion We Want to Go
03 Piri - As Incriveis Peripecias De Danilo
04 Orlandivo - Onde Anda O Meu Amor
05 Tobias - Coisa Sentimental
06 Nonato Y Su Conjunto - Cafua
07 The Ethics - Want My Baby Back
08 Marie Rottrova - Modre Oci Mladi
09 Marta Szirmai - Bagira
10 Barel Coppet - Vini Vini Missie

11 Michie Sarmiento y Su Combo - Hong Kong
12 Patatao Totico - Mas Que Nada
13 Bati Marimba - Colombia Morena
14 Sonido La Bomba - Cumbia de Disneylandia
15 Cantaritos Del Ritmo - La Medallita
16 Trios Calaveras y Tariacuri - La Llorona
17 Ural Thomas - Smile
18 Naffi - Take Me In Your Car
19 Minnie Riperton - Back Down Memory Lane

Saturday 8 December 2018

Cheb Mami on K7 Maghreb Blog

The K7 Maghreb blog is running stronger than ever thanks to Reda Boudemala's prolific tape ripping. We've had this amazing Mami tape recently so I thought I'd link it up for you to enjoy it. Check out the rest of the blog if you're interested in Raï music in particular and North African music in general. K7 Maghreb has become a well documented archive for a fascinating music only available on tape...

Monday 5 November 2018

va -- Pour Toujours [Mixtape #48]

Oh it's been a busy Summer! But now the snow has fallen once and leaves are turning yellow and time has finally slowed down. Here's a new selection of outernational pop hits and emo gems to fit on a C60 cassette.

01 - Edu Passeto & Gui Tavares - Noite Que Brincou De Lua
02 - Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
03 - Jorge Ben - Pula Baù
04 - Kamal Keila - Agricultural Revolution
05 - Hamad Kalkaba - Astadjam Dada Saré
06 - Indian Cultural Pageant of Trinidad & Tobago - Basdeo Jaikaran
07 - Jóvens do Prenda - Bolero do prenda
08 - Marinês e sua Gente - Matuto
09 - Buddy Morrow - Black Saddle

10 - Amanda Portales - Sencillo Poncho Huancaizo
11 - Zuhura Swale & Zein Musical Club - Wasi wasi
12 - Tafo Brothers - Tarasta Hal Yeh Dil
13 - Aamina Camaari - Rag Waa Nacab Iyo Nasteexo
14 - Yaseen Mohamed - Mahaba maskini
15 - Ahmad Zahir
16 - Chaba Kheira - Nougead Maak Pour Toujours
17 - Marion - I Go To Sleep

Special thanks to the Global Groovers blog from which quite a few tunes on this mixtape are picked. Been some dope rippin' going on there lately... Thanks also to Benny Gordini, Roady, Reda Boudemala, Captain XXI.

Wednesday 31 October 2018

va -- Outerspaceways [Graham's Mixtape Fall'18]

If you find Earth boring: here's a mixtape entirely made of music about Space, stars, the Sun, the Moon, spatial exploration, cosmic thinking...
Featuring artists from Brazil, USA, Jamaica, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, India, Japan, Australia and beyond Planet Earth!

Alongside the kings of Space music - Sun Ra and Joe Meek of course - you'll find some odd things (like the theme-tune to 1969 Bollywood sci-fi drama "Trip To Moon") and some obscure bands such as Dracula Und Seine Vampyre or The Space Boys who hardly recorded anything else than these weird tracks.
Also worth mentioning: Norwegian-born, Australia-based composer Sven Libaek, with 3 extracts from his 1974 space-themed album "Solar Flares".

The mix is here, and also down there:

Thursday 18 October 2018

Captain XXI presents: HUNT DOWN

I recently purchased some professional tape duplicators to release comps & albums on K7. I've started making T.H. tapes of course but also copying for other people and this is how I got to meet Captain XXI. Just like us he's into bringing obscure tracks to curious ears, tracks that he loves and that deserved to be put together on C60 for your listening pleasure...

Hunt download it here, purchase it here (only few copies left!), or stream it below.

Monday 20 August 2018

va --- Riflessi d'Acqua [Le Major Mixtape]

Summer is almost coming to an end but there's still time for diving!
Contemplate the reflections on the water with easy-listening tunes, turkish classics, unclassifiable wonders and da usual Jamaican journey. A mellow and joyous selection.
Enjoy it here.

1. Walter Wanderley - Amazonas
2. Cork Gamelan Ensemble - Christine
3. Children of Sunshine - It's a long way to heaven
4. Gerard Calvi - L'ile du plaisir
5. Luigi Zito & Vittorio Nadalin - Ansie Secondo
6. Erdal Erzincan - Garip
7. Esin Afsar - Zuhtu
8. Fairuz -  Al bint al Shalabiyya
9. Mdou Moctar - J'ai pas le choix

10. Kamuran Akkor - Ikimiz bir fidaniz
11. Alessandro Alessandroni - Riflessi D'Acqua
12. Sonya Spence - Make Love To Me In The Dark
13. Ginger Williams - Ill Still Love You
14. The Gaylads - I am free
15. Junior Murvin - Mr Percy
16. Munif & Orkes Kelana Ria - Ya Mahmud
17. Pharoah Sanders - Ore-Se-Rere

thx: Timur, Booty, Dream Weapons

Monday 23 July 2018

va -- Soul Island (Graham's Summer Comp)

Subtitled "Folk, Soul and Liberated sounds from around the Globe", this is not a Soul-music compilation, but a selection of warm and soulful tunes that - I hope - will suit many summery moments and situations!
60's/70's soundtracks (including Willow's Song from British masterpiece The Wicker Man), South-African Jive, Rocksteady, hairy Psych-Pop, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders' spiritual Jazz, groovy Turkish & Egyptian movers... and more: HERE

A1 Piero Umiliani - Folk Time (Italy)
A2 Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte - Train Song (USA/South Africa)
A3 The Meters - Soul Island (USA)
A4 Derrick & Pauline Morgan - Never Miss The Water (Jamaica)
A5 Orchestra Baobab - Aduna Jarul Naawo (Senegal)
A6 Henry Mancini - Wait Until Dark (USA)
A7 Paul Giovanni & Magnet - Willow’s Song (UK)
A8 Mesut Aytunca ve Siluetleri - Bir Dost Bulamadim (Turkey)
A9 The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Strawberries Mean Love (USA)

B10 Ajda Pekkan - Baksana Talihe (Turkey)
B11 Iman El Bahr Darwish - Mahsobko Endas (Egypt)
B12 Mogollar - Ilgaz (Turkey)
B13 Nina Simone - Take Care Of Business (USA)
B14 Kamuran Akkor - Kabahat Seni Sevende (Turkey)
B15 Alice Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders - Stopover Bombay (USA)
B16 The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow (USA)
B17 Kamuran Akkor - Bilemem Bilemem (Turkey)
B18 Ammar El Shariey - Funk Excerpt (Egypt)

Thanks: SebCat, Benny Gordini.

Saturday 21 April 2018

Blue Sands [Mixtape #47]

Sixty minutes of dope tunes and trippy goodies, right here. Happy April!

01 - Elysian Spring - Blue Sands
02 - Idir - A Vava Inouva
03 - Formatia Albatros - Bucuresti, Bucuresti
04 - The Blue Birds - Marriage Folk Dopatta
05 - 4 Mars - Na Daadihi
06 - Orquesta Anozanzas Del Creta - Mucho Cintusa
07 - Les Tropics de Paris - La Vie Là Lé Raide
08 - Voices Of Conquest - O Yes My Lord

09 - David Caroll and His Orchestra - Oye Negra
10 - Orchestre Régional de Segou - Batumanbe
11 - François de Roubaix - Centrales Thermiques
12 - Linda Crowe - I Still Remember
13 - M. Ashraf - Dance Music
14 - Voltaire Brothers - Which One
15 - Baxter Dury - white men

Fanx to the man in the second hand shop in Tarare, Booty, Graham, Roady & fellow bloggers.

Wednesday 17 January 2018


A new mixtape with a poppy hit parade on side A, obsessive instros on half of side B and a mellow afro guitar finish. Hope you dig it - by the stove and out of the snow.

01 - Dennis Brown - I Love You Madly
02 - Shades Of Brown - How Could You Love Him
03 - Seks Bomba - Do You Know the Way to San Jose
04 - Stranger Cole & Patsy Todd - My Love
05 - The Globe Trotters - Drums of Africa
06 - Shira Small - Eternal Life
07 - Barry White - I've Got So Much To Give
08 - Hamid El Shaeri - Ayonha
09 - Sunari Ratchasima - Thueng Wela Cha Bok Rak

10 - Jean-Pierre Decerf - Blazing Skyline
11 - Abdou El Omari & Naima Samih - Musika Munreal
12 - Baligh Hamdy - Gada
13 - Zafer Dilek - Ýntizar
14 - Eli Wamala Band - Hamadi
15 - Kilwa Jazz - Shirikisho
16 - Moses Katazza & Frida Sonko w. Equator Sound - Nona Ente Yo
17 - Jean Bosco Mwenda - Massanga
18 - Romy Schneider - La Chanson d'Hélène

And thank yous to Roady, Nico & fellow bloggers.