Spirited brass with a BIG sound! Elements of Dub, NOLA Funk, Ska, Klezmer, OomPa bands, jazz, and punk. Try: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 ALL! RIYL: Danny Elfman, What Cheer? Brigade, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Skatalites, Fanfaria Ciocarlia, Slavic Soul Party, Antibalas FCC:Clean *TB Favs Advertisements
Yes, you read that right, thatSting and Shaggy! It’s straight forward easy reggae, positive, light, as Sting and Shaggy share verses. If you like them, you’ll probably like this! Try: 1, 6, 9, 11 RIYL: Sting, Shaggy, reggae-lite FCC:Clean
Our friend Jef Stott cooks up another amazing selection of electronica with a World spin. Definitely a Balkan backbeat, but it seems more mystical and Ambient and dubby. Great stuff for a Chill latenight set, or DjYoga. Try: 2, 3, ALL! RIYL: AttYa, Dj Cheb I Sabah, David Starfire, Balkan Beat Box, dj tonybonez FCC:Clean *TB Favs
Beautiful Spanish/English vocals with dynamic mix of backing instrumentals – often jazzy, but other modern elements as well. Check out Radiohead cover of Lotus Flower, track 5. Try: 1, 4,5, 8 RIYL: Esperanza Spaulding, Latin Jazz FCC:Clean
Modern Choro music at it’s best! Catherine brings a cello to music that has not traditionally had one and takes it to a new level. “Choro developed in the late 19thCentury and came into its own in the 20s/30s, an offshoot from European social dance music and Brazil’s unique mix of African and Indigenous elements.” […]
Powerful and passionate music here. Very long epic trips in the spirit of Afrobeat, but stripped down and no horns. The vocals range from passionate screams, chants, call and response, prayers, protests, harmonies, all with beauty and rawness. Try: All RIYL: Fela Kuti, Experimental, Long songs FCC:? *TB Favs
This quote from the promoter sums it up well,“Hector…carries within himself the lyric of hip-hop, the beat of Dancehall, the flavor of Cumbia, the mysticism of Andean music, the power of electronics- a perfect blend of urban sounds and Latin music.” Definitely has lots of Auto-tuned male vox, has a Reggaeton vibe but with more […]
Beautiful Punjabi vocalist brings classic vintage sounds with a twist. Could be the soundtrack to a modern Bollywood movie. Great instrumentation, again mixing old with new. Try: ALL 3, 6. RIYL: Indian Female Vocalists, Bollywood soundtracks FCC:Clean
Another James Wetzel treat! Here he teams up with a percussionist and plays Palm Wine style guitar music. Very cool and unique sound; African, jazz, surf, happy, analog, fun… Try: ALL 3, 5, 7, 12 ALL. RIYL: Palm Wine Guitar style, unique percussion, spoon/bottle playing, African blues FCC:Clean *TB Favs
Our friend James Whetzel puts out another unique and beautiful sonic experience. He calls it “cryogenic chill” because it’s ultra chill-out music for de-stressing, tai chi, yoga, dmt, meditation etc. Very ambient and atmospheric stuff here, could easily be layered with more for a sonic meditation or taken on it’s own. Try: ALL 1,3,5. RIYL: Meditation […]
Fun string music played by Oud master and friends. Definitely has a middle-eastern feel and the spirit of the desert. Beautiful recording of unique and subtle instruments. Try: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 RIYL: Lutes, Mandolins, Sitar, Tabla FCC:Clean
Canary Islands native sings reggae in a smooth and easy style. Upbeat, positive, straight forward lyrics in a few languages. Try: 3, 4, 7, 10, 11 RIYL: Matisyahu, Reggae-lite FCC:Clean
Father of “Desert Blues” andLegends come together in this one. Ali’s signature electric guitar and violin playing shine on this whole album. Great male vocals coming together in harmony on almost every track. Many amazing guests as well! Try: All 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 RIYL: West African Guitar, Toubab Krewe, Saharan/Desert Blues, FCC:Clean * TB […]
Montreal based band mixing traditional and modern, French and English. Some sound a lot like bluegrass with fiddles and all. “Imagine the captivating melody of Celtic folk, performed with the rhythmic and instrumental verve of jazz, but with the content and mood of bluegrass murder ballads.” Try: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 RIYL: Rising […]
Kirtan contemporary legend! One of the most successful Sikh solo artists in the world! She teams up with Talvin Singh on this album to produce beautifully haunting tracks that highlight her amazing voice. Sounds like mantra. Try: Like 1, you’ll like them all! RIYL: Krishna Das, Female vocals, Devotional music FCC:Clean
Some lovely tracks from Brazilian-American songstress. Many guests and both English and Portuguese keep this album diverse. Some songs come with a side of cheese and some are better than others. Try: D1- 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13 D2- 1, 3, 5 RIYL: Quincy Jones, Smooth Jazz FCC:Clean
Only 2 instruments here, the Syrian Oud and the Chinesse Pipa; both small stringed lute mandolin type instruments. Sometimes it’s quiet and reflective good for meditation or Yoga, and other times it gets quite wild and almost a little banjo pickin’. All very unique and interesting played by masters of their instrument. Try:2, 5, 8, 11 […]
Inspired free jazz with African elements and funky soul – a big sound! All instrumentals backed by a talented drummers (Joey Abba from the Ramones & Kolipe Camara from Guinea. Try:ALL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 RIYL: Greyboy Allstars, Skerik, Karl Denson, Funky Jazz FCC:Clean *TB Favs
The Legend returns to deliver another eclectic and internationally inspired collection of upbeat tunes, all with a danceable beat worthy of the best barrio block party! Try:ALL 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, RIYL: Turntables on the Hudson, Karsh Kale, David Starfire, Dj Cheb I Sabah, Thievery Corp. FCC:Clean *TB Favs
Mitra Sumara (Persian Cardinal Recordings) Tahdig-NYC’s only Farsi Funk Band! Iranian classic tunes set to modern funky jazz instrumentals. Funky Bazar belly dancing vibes Try:2, 8, 10 RIYL: Farsi, Middle Eastern Grooves. FCC:Clean
Modern orchestral works stand out for their style in an oppressed Estonia, where composers were expected to conform to Soviet guidelines. Play!
Lovely, Impressionistic pieces for solo piano. Play!
Avant-garde compositions with a mix of short wave radio, electronics and/or instruments, from 1968. All very short.
The much anticipated follow up to Stefan Kozalla’s 2013 break through Amygdala is everything great about electronic music. Warm, glittery, saturated, hypnotic, soulful, optimistic, minimal, emotional, dreamy, cohesive… shall I continue? You should proably just listen. Release Date: 5/4/2018 Play: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 RIYL: Kolsch, The Field, John Talabot