Maria Rita – Lamento Africa​/​Rictus

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Back in 2017, duo Selvagem partnered up with Optimo Music to launch the label . The label is dedicated to unearthing and reissuing unique and exquisite Brazilian music, both from the past and the future. Their first release was the official reissue of the scarce and sought-after “Brasileira” LP by singer Maria Rita Stumpf (daughter of the legendary Elis Regina).

Tags: #non-english #world-music

Million Square – Pallas

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Million Square are a based, electronic duo featuring Max Luthert and Duncan Eagles, who enjoy blending the sounds of electronic and acoustic instruments. This track is the first single from upcoming,  ‘Spirit Bloom’ EP.

Tags: #beats #electronic #jazz #synths

Horatio Luna – Yes Doctor

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Henry Hicks AKA Horatio Luna is a based improviser, composer, bassist and producer. A founding member of hip-hop/soul community “30/70 collective”, he is also an active member of the  beatz, jazz and soul music scene. The album ‘Yes Doctor’ out on records.

Tags: #beats #electronic #hip-hop/rap #instrumental

Lunch Money Life – Truth Serum

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Lunch Money Life are Stewart Hughes (drums), Sean Keating (guitar), Luke Mills-Pettigrew (bass), Jack Martin (electronics/trombone) & Spencer Martin (electronics/saxophone). Taken from the upcoming ‘Immersion Chamber’ album, due out early April on the -based label.

Tags: #electronic #experimental #instrumental #postpunk

Zenobia زنّوبيا – Desert Hafla

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Zenobia are the  duo Nasser Halahlih and Isam Elias. The band draws inspiration from pop & folk music from all over the region (Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria), resulting in a mix of powerful beats, Levantine dabke rhythms and Arabic pop melodies. Their new album ‘Halak Halak’ releases 27 March on , the special imprint created by Crammed Discs in partnership with Parisian collective Acid Arab.

Tags: #dance #electronic #world-music

L.A. Takedown – The Swimmer

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New album out today. L.A. Takedown is a music project of Aaron M. Olson. This track (unusually) feature two percussion performances. The left channel drums are performed by Miles Wintner and the right drums are performed by Mose Wintner. The new album ‘Our Feeling Of Natural High’ Out on Records, based in Pasadena, .

Tags: #80s-aesthetic #synths