Turkish Delight

Belgium's Radio Martiko Return With An All-Vinyl Selection Of Turkish Treats

After delivering a jawdropping mix of vinyl rarities from Beautiful Egypt back in January, Belgium's token purveyors of 'global eclectic supersounds' return to the 1's and 2's to spotlight a festive selection of Turkish tunes from the 60s-80s. Just to be clear, this is not your average pseudo-nostalgic, folkloric post-colonialist , Western-centric compilation of supposedly exotic sounds. Instead, Radio Martiko line up a host of tracks straight from the [...]

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An Instrumental Journey

Watch Boom Pam & Friends Take To The Tel Aviv Stage
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Live as can be! When we heard that Boom Pam had scheduled an instrumental live performance with some of their close musical friends at Tel Aviv's Merkaz Enav auditorium we teamed up with the local Snifff Productions crew and fairplanet.org to bring you an exclusive live stream of the concert via Greedio, our streaming platform currently in the making.

To be honest, even while preparing to go live, we did not quite know, what to expect. But once this marvelous [...]

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Talking: African Fabrics

Daniel Haaksman On His Latest LP Release

A few weeks back we received a promotional copy of Daniel Haaksman's second artist album "African Fabrics", which officially released two weeks ago. Besides the vibrant blend of African sounds with bass music styles from the Northern hemisphere, we were also intrigued by the story behind the album title itself; so-called African fabrics, perceived as being of African heritage, whereas actually they are a colonial byproduct, originally imported by the Dutch by [...]

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Romania

This Boozy Dance-Track Will Have You Questioning Your Own Morality
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Two more dates to go on the last leg of the Jewish Monkeys' notorious "Global Warming Tour" through German lands. After a string of mesmerising performances in Stuttgart, Berlin, Leipzig, Hannover, Lübeck, Hamburg and Chemnitz, the semitic 'cage aux folles' is booked for two more shows.

Next Saturday, March 11th, the Monkeys are scheduled to play the 15th International Klezmer Festival in Fürth for the second time in a row, while on Sunday, March 12th, [...]

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Dance Like An Egyptian

Malox Premier Bangles Bagpipe Spinoff From Forthcoming Album

Last Saturday we realised our first full-length live stream via Greedio, featuring an instrumental journey by Boom Pam & friends playing the Merkaz Enav auditorium in Tel Aviv. If you tuned in, you may have noticed that crazy sax player by the name of Eyal Talmudi, one half of local two-piece MALOX.

Set to release its third LP "Gaza Trip", this highly combustible duo just premiered the visual companion to its very first album cut, a sublime spinoff of [...]

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Greedio Presents: Boom Pam

Stream An Exclusive Live Concert From Tel Aviv
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Heads up! Here comes an opportunity you global music lovers have been waiting for:

Saturday, March 5th, marks the return of Boom Pam with an "Instrumental Journey Through Times And Places". Welcoming several friends to the stage, including Uzi Ramirez of the notorious Ramirez Brothers on guitar, Eyal Talmudi of Malox on saxophone and Sefi Sizzling on trumpet, the acclaimed outfit is poised to deliver an exuberant instrumental show at Tel Aviv's Enav Cultural [...]

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Music Freedom Day

Video: From Zombies To Revolutionaries

Wake up everybody because today, March 3rd, is Music Freedom Day, a day that pays tribute to everyone struggling to move things forward in the fight for human rights, the right of artists to perform their music as well as the right of people all around the globe to listen to that music. Because after all, music and art need to be considered basic human rights.

Or, in the words of the great Fela Kuti, one could also say that “music is the weapon of the [...]

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Voices Of Iranian Women

A Curated Collection Of Peaceful, Forbidden Sounds

Strolling through the depths of the world wide web, we stumbled on this nicely curated collection of 15 Iranian vocal works by female singers and musicians, “whose voices have been suppressed in recent years [and that] are forbidden from singing alone and can only sing along with men”. Although some of the instrumental bits are slightly melodramatic for our taste, the magic of this compilation is truly in the beautifully soothing voices and mystic [...]

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Ethiosampling

A Sampling-Produced Ethiopian Jazz Revival In The Western Hemisphere

In our ongoing attempt to find best music from across the globe, the art of sampling has invariably remained within our scope. Though naturally one of our objectives has been to reveal the original source material, i.e. music often rooted in cultures located beyond the Western hemisphere, who's exotic draw of being extra-ordinary, has and always will be a factor, we cannot help but marvel at the ways many of those ‘far-away’ productions have worked their [...]

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German Chronicles

Mini-Documentary Featuring The Jewish Monkeys, In Three Parts
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Deeply impressed and profoundly moved by their latest visit to Germany, the Jewish Monkeys decided to revisit the cutting room and share their German Chronicles, a three-part web series documenting the band's visit to Dresden as part of their Global Warming Tour last year, where they performed for refugees and attended an anti-Pegida demonstration in musical and verbal solidarity.

Watch Part 1 below and Part 2 in our video section, airing just in time for the [...]

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Globalwize

A World Radio Day Special Broadcast With Author Ilija Trojanow

According to the UNESCO, radio to this day "remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide, in the quickest possible time". That being said, February 13th marked the official World Radio Day, a day to celebrate the medium's unique role as well as its longlasting form and function as well as to promote the work of independent broadcasters in securing "international access to information and freedom of expression".

To mark the occasion, Greedy's [...]

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Loco & Hot

A Tel Aviv Two-Piece Sizzling On The Underground

Currently bubbling up on the Tel Aviv boardwalk is yet another APE Records product by the enticing name of Loco Hot. The brashly innovative duo is composed of drummer Tamir Muskat, producer of Asaf Avidan's latest hit album "Different Pulses", and lead-singer Gilad Kahana, the influential trend-setter of Israeli pop phenomenon "Girafot".

The two have joined creative forces to release their sizzling hot single "Nadlan", a twisted fusion of Hiphop beats, [...]

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