Ecuadorian Highlands

Burgeoning Electronic Producer Nicola Cruz Delves Into The Mystical Andes

In our editorial exploits to date, only rarely have we ventured into the more mainstream field of dance floor oriented, club productions, for no reason in particular. Let's just say we still have a lot of musical ground to cover and a plethora of styles to embrace.

Founded in 2013 by Thomas Von Party and his partner Angus Gruzman, up-and-coming Montreal-based label Multi Culti is known for spreading its body-moving, psychedelic wizardry and multicultural [...]

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Excavated Shellac Unearths Early 20th Century Indian 'Crying Song'

Mind officially blown, as we venture deeper into the realm of the Dust-to-Digital-affiliated Excavated Shellac blog, "a website dedicated to 78rpm recordings of folkloric and vernacular music from around the world", brought to life by Jonathan Ward, a passionate collector and researcher, for his and our listening pleasure. "This is the music of THE FUTURE", is the claim on his FB fan page and we can only nod our heads in agreement. This is amazing.

Among [...]

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Wake Up You! (Part 2)

An NPR Interview With Uchenna Ikonne On 1970s Nigerian Rock

Los Angeles-based Now Again Records recently released the first volume of its ambitious investigation into the Nigerian rock scene of the 1970s, a two-album/two-book project entitled "Wake Up You! The Rise And Fall of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977" and authored by music producer/historian Uchenna Ikonne.

In an interview with NPR radio Ikonne proceeds to offer some background insight, including the role of the notorious Fela Kuti in the short-lived [...]

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The Beauty Of A Debut Release

They say beauty is the sum of all parts. This rings true in all walks of life and with music in particular. Signed to Bugge Wesseltofts iconic Jazzland Recordings, Norwegian trio Moksha is poised to release its debut album and explore "The Beauty of an Arbitrary Moment". Composed of guitarist Oddrun Lilja Jonsdottir, percussionist and vocalist Sanskriti Shrestha and percussionist Tore Flatjord, Moksha embarks on a mesmerising, positively spiritual journey of [...]

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Toukadime X Greedio

A New Edition Of Monthly Radio Show On Maghreb Vinyl Sounds

In case you are new to Greedy, a while back we featured the Rouen-based radio show Toukadime, hosted by Bashir and Karim (aka DJ Krimau), bringing you a monthly selection of choice vinyl 45s from the Maghreb region. Needless to say, we are such big fans of the show that we decided to include their SoundCloud stream in our Ready Made Select section on Greedio for your listening pleasure. So if you have a moment, be sure to check out their latest show in the [...]

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Readying A Documentary About The Ethiopian Armenians

We are most definitely hooked on those Ethiopian grooves, so when an article appeared on Okayafrica a few days ago, we answered the call and were rewarded with a fine read, providing insight to an invaluable piece of musical history on "How Armenian Genocide Orphans Sparked A Revolution In Ethiopian Music".

A few years ago, Armenian-American director Aramazt Kalayjian launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a documentary retracing the roots of Armenians [...]

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Blast From The Past

DJ Fitz Delivers Mix Of Middle East & Maghreb Disco Funk

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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No F***s Given In MALOX's New Video Clip

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

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

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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A Virtual Time Machine For Music Passionates

Currently in beta, but already showing clear signs of brilliance is, 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

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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