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Omar Souleyman Dabke 2020
Jacking synths and electrified bouzouk, from the last decade, the north-east of Syria: 'one of a kind Dabke party tunes, regional Atabat-styled crooners, and unbelievable Iraqi party jams.'




Open Strings Early Virtuoso Recordings From The Middle East, And New Responses
Forgotten masterpieces, out-of-this-world improvisations from the 1920s; and dazzling commissions by Sir Richard Bishop, Six Organs Of Admittance and co. 'Dextrous, frenzied, fearless... awesome' (Plan B).



Thomas Mapfumo Hokoyo!
HIs LP debut, released in 1976 at the height of the Rhodesian war incendiary chimurenga ('struggle') dance music, which transposed mbira rhythms to the guitar, and in its lyrics demanded revolutionary change.




Baris Manco Dunden Bugune
His LP debut from 1971, collecting singles and other stuff from the previous few years. Landmark Turkish psych rock, including classics like Derule and Daglar, and the brutal sample-prone wah wah of Kucuk.



Mongolia Songs And Morin Khuur
Stupefying throat singing (two notes simultaneously), 'long' songs (covering a very wide register in a single breath) and hyper-expressive 'short' songs; also pieces for the morin khuur fiddle. Warmly recommended.



Marvellous Boy Calypso From West Africa
Marvellous Boy is the West African counterpart of the 1950s Soho scene of our series London Is The Place For Me. Calypso, highlife and jazz, brimming over with lust for life, topicality, and extravagant creativity....





The Sound Of Wonder The First Wave Of Plugged-in Pop At The Pakistani Picture House
'Fuzzy, scuzzy, twang-happy, spaced-out, funked up urdu-grooves complete with harmonium melodies driven by some of the most random-factor, freakish, finger-numbing percussion...'




Edip Akbayram Edip Akbayram
'The best psych from his first two albums and many singles... full of fuzz guitar, electric sax and great percussion. His dark voice makes you shiver and you feel like dancing right away.'



Staff Benda Bilili Tres Tres Fort
Cooking James Brown Congotronics style, featuring the brilliant teenager Roger Landu on his home-made one-off one-string satonge lute. (Check Youtube.) Championed by Massive Attack, amongst others.



Rosalia De Souza D'Improvviso
Gorgeous jazzy bossa with plenty to dance to. Rich and natural, with fine brass-playing and percussion-work.