Blast From The Past

DJ Fitz Delivers Mix Of Middle East & Maghreb Disco Funk
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Right on time for the weekend, passionate music lover, record collector and DJ John Fitzgerald, aka DJ Fitz, delivers a mind-blowing selection of "Middle East & Maghreb Disco Funk from the Golden Era (1975-1985)", which you can hear in the SoundCloud player above or via Mixcloud. The mix presented via David Byrne Radio "features a few very rare 7”s he found (under a fishbowl!) during his first visit to Turkey in 2006, and others he's come across since [...]

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Natanya

No F***s Given In MALOX's New Video Clip
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Just ahead of tonight's Berlin live show MALOX premier the video to their latest drum- and sax-heavy, ska-punk rampage "Natanya", gifting us a friendly dose of everyday, metropolitan madness. From traffic jam manoeuvres to athletic ambitions and various types of alpha male behaviour, including the periodic release of bodily fluids, this low-budget piece of art leads the way for least f***s given this week.

Last week Eyal Talmudi and Roy Chen unveiled [...]

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Tribute to Karl Hector

Enigmatic Nairobi-based Producer Shares 16-Track Instrumental Album
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Time for your daily dose of pseudonyms: If you're a fan of the notorious Karl Hector & the Malcouns (Karl Hector being the German producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield, aka Jan Weissenfeldt), then this one should be right up your alley. The enigmatic Nairobi-based, Lebanese multi-instumentalist Charif Megarbane (aka Cosmic Analog Ensemble or Trans-Mara Express) just released a spanking new 16-track tribute to the so-called "originators of Afrodelic Kraut [...]

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Gaza Tripping

MALOX Announce Upcoming Live Shows in Germany And Czech Republic
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Ever since they unveiled the first single off their upcoming album we've been struggling to keep our feet still. But first things first: We are proud to announce, that MALOX have officially joined our artist roster!

On Thursday (March 31st) the 'terrible' two will be providing an exclusive sneak peak into "Gaza Trip", so if you happen to be in Tel Aviv, do stop by.

In other news, MALOX are preparing to bring their high-octane live show to Germany and [...]

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Radiooooo

A Virtual Time Machine For Music Passionates
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Currently in beta, but already showing clear signs of brilliance is Radiooooo.com, a self-proclaimed time machine that let's you discover artists and their music across diverse genres, regions and eras. Rest assured, there are some obscure tunes here just waiting to be heard.

Lovingly designed, the landing page offers users an illustrated world map and a 20th century timeline, divided into individual decades. Users can upload their finds according to decade [...]

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Interactive Istanbul

Kutiman Mixes The Sounds From The Heart Of Turkey
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Sad news from Turkey these days and most recently from Istanbul, our home away from home. As we think of our friends and the people we love around the globe and as we watch Kutiman's latest installment of "Mix The City", we ask ourselves, could it not actually be this 'easy'? Look around the world, beautiful people everywhere producing a multitude of sounds, diverse echos and patterns, resonating within and reminding us that life is the only true [...]

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Turkish Delight

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