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Back in stock Cover of Black Voices by Tony Allen.
The man who put the beat into afro-beat is back! Comet deliver a reissue of "Black Voices", featuring remastered versions and a new bonus track “Ariya (Psyche Juju Mix)”.
Tony Allen completely rewrote the books on what was possible within the AfroBeat genre with his stunning 1999 album, Black Voices. When one considers exactly "what" is going on throughout Black Voices, it is quite mind boggling, as it is almost impossible to associate a minimalist, electronic feel with the massive walls of sound which Allen was known to create. But those walls of sound are still very present, just delivered with an entirely new feel due to the presence of the producer, Doctor L. He takes the mesmerizing rhythms that Allen creates and he spins them into a stunningly modern sound. While Doctor L's production work throughout Black Voices is truly fantastic, it is clear that the genius behind the album lies within the mind of Tony Allen. With the absolutely mesmerizing, funky grooves that Allen creates, it comes as little surprise that the vocal collaborations are handled by members of one of the funkiest bands in history: Parliament-Funkadelic.
For almost two decades, "Black Voices" has remained a stunning example of the fantastic results that can occur when seemingly unrelated genres clash. 


A1. Asiko
A2. Get Together
B1. Black Voices
B2. The Same Blood
C1. Asiko (In A Silent Mix)
D1. Black Voices (We Are We Play Mix)
D2. ARIYA (Psychedelic Juju Mix)

Back in stock Cover of Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance And Electronic Music 1983-1992 by Various Artists.

Various Artists

Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance And Electronic Music 1983-1992

Naya Beat Records hits us with "Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance and Electronic Music 1983-1992". This is the first in a series of compilations and full-length album reissues dedicated to uncovering hidden electronic and dance music gems from the overlooked ‘80s and ‘90s South Asian music scene.
The compilation features future classics from India, Pakistan, the U.K., Canada, Guyana and Suriname released between 1983 and 1992. From East-West’s dancefloor filler "Can't Face The Night (Club Mix)" to Remo’s Balearic masterpiece "Jungle Days" (off his seminal album Bombay City!) to other disco, synth-pop, and balearic dancefloor bangers from artists like Babla & His Orchestra, Sheila Chandra, Bappi Lahiri and Asha Puthli to name a few, this double album includes highly sought after, previously never reissued and otherwise impossible to find grails.
The double album has been mastered by multi Grammy-nominated Frank Merritt at his mastering studio The Carvery and includes some killer remixes and edits by Naya Beat co-founders Turbotito and Ragz.
Turbotito and Ragz have this to say about the release: “We’ve spent the last year meticulously remastering some of the coolest finds from our collection and have had the honor of working in close partnership with many of the original artists. We are beyond excited to bring this music out to a new generation of dance and electronic music lovers.”
Founded by former Poolside member Filip Nikolic (Turbotito) and DJ and record collector Raghav Mani (Ragz) Naya Beat (loosely translated from Hindi as “New Beat”) is building on the success of seminal South Asian dance and electronic reissues like Rupa Disco Jazz and Charanjit Singh’s iconic Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat. Turbotito and Ragz have spent years digging for records in the most unusual places, from the crowded and dusty markets of New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to the Guyanese corner shops in Jamaica, Queens, to the Surinamese record stores in Amsterdam and the South Asian communities of London and Birmingham. They have amassed an exceptionally deep treasure trove of dance and groove-based music that has never been reissued.


Sheila Chandra - The Awakening
Babla & His Orchestra - Sabko Maloom Hain Main Sharabi Nahin
Nazia Hassan And Zobeb Hassan - Dosti
Pinky Ann Rihal - The Indian Dance
Arundhati Bhaumik - Kaga Bole Mera (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
Musarrat - Hosh Nahin Hai Ji Mujhe
Remo - Jungle Days
Asha Puthli - Chipko Chipko
Manjeet Kondal - Ishkaan De Mamle
Shakti - Pi Pi (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
East-West - Can't Face The Night (Club Mix)
Bappi Lahiri & Suresh - Thottu Thottu Aadavaa (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)
Mangal - Masti Bhara Sama Hai (Turbotito & Ragz Rework)

Back in stock Cover of Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds: Extended 12 Inch Versions by Various Artists.

Various Artists

Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds: Extended 12 Inch Versions

More extended edits from the Brazilian disco archives as Nick The Record, Charles Maurice and Waxist all look to eke out even more joy from these jubilent brances of Brazilian dance music. 

"Relax" is soft, grooving disco; delicate yet subtle driving and perfectly typifying that iconic 'Loft' sound (complete with uplifting key changes and perc sections). It's the very essence of disco executed with Brazilian flair. 

Rabo De Saia's "Ripa Na Xulipa" is pure feel good boogie vibes. I just wish I knew what they were chirping on about! It sounds fun whatever it is and the language barrier certainly won't prevent you from shaking a tail feather or two to this one! 

NTR tames Famks' "Labirinto" into a sultry Sunday session jam. Mid energy, heavily grooving and with that warmth and sentiment you need towards the end of the weekend.

Unmissable stuff here from Favourite and team - highly recommended. 


Paul says: This one went straight in my bag! I love Brazilian disco, but in the hands of these sterling remixers, it gets taken to even higher levels!


Side 1
1. Painel De Controle - Relax (extended Waxist Version) (5:54)
Side 2
1. Rabo De Saia - Ripa Na Xulipa (Charles Maurice Extended Version) (5:28)
2. Famks - Labirinto (Nick The Record Extended Version) (6:17)

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