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thanks to this thread I picked up Nigeria Disco Funk Special, enjoying it very much but I wanna hear that cumbia collection even more!

sleeve, Friday, 21 October 2011 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Somos todos cumbia cabezas ahora.

(Apologies if that Spanish is a bit fucked.)

Cal Jeddah (_Rudipherous_), Friday, 21 October 2011 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

looks like there are two separate 3-LP sets that (together) provide the entire collection one could also purchase for £12.99 on CD (blech) and still get the free downloads.

i want the vinyl, i do WANT IT, but do i want to pay ~$50 for it?!?!
dios mio

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 21 October 2011 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks to this thread I picked up Nigeria Disco Funk Special, enjoying it very much but I wanna hear that cumbia collection even more!

i like everything soundway releases, but i much prefer the africa reissues than the cumbia series (and it all seems like summer -- not fall/winter -- music to me).

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 22 October 2011 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

La Lechera: I was lucky enough to do a bit of warm up DJing at the Soundway Party and it reminded me of going to Bar Rhumba on a Monday night in the early 90s, just with no drum and bass.

The Sound of Siam DJs were ace and even though it was sparsely attended people lost their shit to it. Had a weirdly Northern Soul vibe to it.

Basically mainly people who were there to dance.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Saturday, 22 October 2011 05:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

looks like there are two separate 3-LP sets that (together) provide the entire collection one could also purchase for £12.99 on CD (blech) and still get the free downloads.

i want the vinyl, i do WANT IT, but do i want to pay ~$50 for it?!?!
dios mio

Soundway did the same thing with "The World Ends" afro-psych compilations..

I really wanted then on vinyl, but they spread the 2CDs over 6 LP's - meaning about 10-12 mins music a side... They could easily fit the whole thing on 4 LP's and still be under 20minutes a side..

I passed on that one for the same reasons as you....

Night Nurse with Wound (Jack Battery-Pack), Saturday, 22 October 2011 06:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Doran -- that sounds like maximum funtimes. It's just the right kind of stuff to lose your shit to :)

As for the LPs -- is there some DJ reason they would spread the songs over so many sides?

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Saturday, 22 October 2011 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

the 10 - 12 minutes a side makes it a little annoying for home listening but it's more than compensated for by the increased fidelity and volume. psyched for these two cumbia comps as i don't know any of the tracks on them.

stirmonster, Saturday, 22 October 2011 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

the other one i keep coming back to these days is "El Alegron" - it keeps playing out in my mind as the opening credits to some fusion of Louis and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 24 October 2011 10:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sampler from aforementioned cumbia comp http://soundcloud.com/soundway-records/the-original-sound-of-cumbia

(I am just reposting this stuff from their fb updates btw)

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

bad news: it sounds gooooooooooooooood

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha ha

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

whoa accordion attack!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 8 January 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i decided to plunk down for the vinyl and i can't say that i regret it in the slightest

my prediction: vallenato is next

La Lechera, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is what they've got up next - anyone know the dealie with this?

Soundway are proud to release the debut album of Portuguese/Angolan DJ Mpula aka Pedro Coquenão. A distinctly modern and vibrant project with it’s feet firmly rooted in the past, Batida combine samples from old 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music. Simply put, Batida is the sound of the wildest Angolan street party

Being the first of a string of brand new projects, this eponymous first album sees Soundway taking a slightly different direction in 2012 and beyond. Championed mostly for their work in un-earthing and re-releasing classic, rare and vintage tropical recordings, Soundway have started signing new acts that have drawn on and been inspired by the kind of music found on the label's groundbreaking compilations and re-issues.

tumblr white's secret kool-aid drinker (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 12 January 2012 09:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

free download from Batida -- http://soundcloud.com/soundway-records/batida-tirei-o-chap-u

Batida, the brainchild of Angolan / Portuguese DJ Mpula aka Pedro Coquenão. A distinctly modern and vibrant project with its feet firmly rooted in the past, Batida combine samples from old 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music. Music is the starting point but through dance, graphics, photography, radio and video, Batida expands, taking in politics and social commentary but always bringing it back to the party.

haven't listened to it yet, but my guess is that it is HUGE
hope so at least

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just ordered the Edzayawa LP as it looks awesome..

...and the second Rob LP in a few weeks... (and with it being on Soundway, we get the re-issue in the original sleeve, unlike the Analog Africa remade sleeves)...

Talcum Mucker, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

x-post
a more cultural Buraka Som Sistema? Haven't heard it yet

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just listening to the Edzayawa album. End of Side 1. So far, so great. Nice gatefold.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

really looking forward to that... Lijadu Sisters double LP on Soul Jazz landed today which will keep me going....

Talcum Mucker, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just have my old Lijadu Sisters release. That sounds intriguing

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a double vinyl compilation of the afro-beat stuff of their Afrodisia 4 LP's - missing out the more reggae/disco tracks..

Talcum Mucker, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

London crew, Im doing video stuff at their 10th birthday warehouse party in Hackney tomorrow night. Shaping up to be a good do

http://www.soundwayrecords.com/events/dancing-time-with-soundway-10-year-anniversary-party-2.html

straightola, Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuuuck i wish i could go

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

tell me about it!

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Batida record is so great!

^ video takes a while to get going but that song is something else

Friends of Mr Caeiro (NickB), Monday, 23 April 2012 09:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was a great party, all the soundway folk thoroughly nice guys. Wasnt sure what to expect crowd wise but everyone was dancing like crazy all night, no room for beard rubbing at all. The girl who does the video stuff for batida was totally smoking, yabbered at her for quite a while before realising that noone has ever, ever got laid off the back of technical video chat

straightola, Monday, 23 April 2012 12:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

the party on friday was great (and even though i can't now remember much about them i recall thinking that the visuals were really impressive, so good work straightola!), to the extent that i somehow managed to wear a hole in my shoe from dancing...

michael nyman cat (Merdeyeux), Monday, 23 April 2012 12:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp! if i knew technical video terms i'd offer some innuendo opportunities, but alas.

michael nyman cat (Merdeyeux), Monday, 23 April 2012 12:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

competence is one of the best weapons in a wooing arsenal -- don't sell yourself short!
wish i could have been there. my dancing shoes need more holes in them! i like the batida song i've heard -- maybe i'll get the album when i recover from RSD.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Monday, 23 April 2012 12:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Jeffery at Wall of Sound recommended the Edzayawa - Project One to me today. So glad he did. This is a killer album.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 19 May 2012 23:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

I am totally obsessed with two singles I have from this label (and they're the only things I have from Soundway; as far as I can tell they're not entirely indicative of the label's usual sound?). Majorly funky Guyanan calypso and '60s African twist that brings a total swing to a standard oldies template. Unique phrasings, sudden slightly atonal recorder solos, etc.

Anyway - what else sounds like this? I need MORE of this kind of stuff!!!

Thanks for any recommendations...

Single 1:

Single 2:

She Got the Shakes, Sunday, 17 June 2012 17:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ok, I am 90% sold on Ondatrópica after hearing I Ron Man.

Weird concept, but well done!
Hope they don't go in a more "punk" route because the world doesn't need another punk/ethnic music band but i'm in as long as they keep the vibe super trad

game of crones (La Lechera), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

I just bought the Panama Soul 12", which is pretty nice. Jungle Rat USA is such a good band name, incidentally.

She Got the Shakes, Sunday, 24 June 2012 13:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

ondatropica is getting a lot of press, no? comes out tomorrow. i didn't preorder but only because i am tired of their super slow intl shipping.

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

i went to the store and got this over the weekend, listening to 3xLP set for the first time and all i have to say is that it sounds awesome, but it sounds like 100 more awesome if you are even a little familiar with the type of tropical Colombian music Soundway has been reviving since their first Colombia! comp a few years ago (or knew about la musica tropical de Colombia before.)

I know they're going to get lumped into the Buena Vista Latin Music club, but they're way more than that.

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Monday, 23 July 2012 14:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

there's even a goofy romantic boogaloo number if that's your bag

i think it was streaming somewhere and the NYC show is on the 27th
sample here at the very least http://snd.sc/JFLQcb

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Monday, 23 July 2012 14:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

whoa i did not realize MICHI SARMIENTO IS STILL ALIVE??

i gotta get this ondatropica record

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 2 August 2012 20:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

not only alive, but making music!

it's a shame you missed the london show(s) -- i think there was more than one?

only two shows in usa -- ny and la :(

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Thursday, 2 August 2012 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

i was in new york for the london show, and will be in london for the new york show *flings back of hand limply to forehead*

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 2 August 2012 21:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh nm that rough trade show was for soundway as a whole.. STILL THOUGH

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 2 August 2012 21:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
1 month passes...

It's December and I still think Ondatrópica is really good -- they got slapped with a corny marketing scheme imo, but the music itself is v enjoyable. Any other Soundway recordings I shouldn't miss this year?

passion it person (La Lechera), Thursday, 13 December 2012 19:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

To each her/his own, but I think if a group is doing an Afro-Colombian cover of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" like Ondatropica do, they may get a corny marketing campaign because such a cover is kind of corny.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah I guess so. The rest of the album is good though! Maybe I have a high tolerance for corny cumbia.

passion it person (La Lechera), Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

I really like the Meridian Brothers - Desesperanza LP. Pretty unique take on that stuff.

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 14 December 2012 00:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

This one is my favorite - cumbia with little sci-fi synths sprinkled throughout:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3_R-RSPmYY

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 14 December 2012 00:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hmm - I don't know why it didn't embed

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 14 December 2012 00:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

"https"->"http" I think

a Christmas .gif for you from (seandalai), Friday, 14 December 2012 00:58 (1 year ago) Permalink


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