Greedio X June '22

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Welcome to July! And with that, here comes a brand-new edition of our monthly Spotify playlist, featuring 20 extraordinary releases and musical discoveries from the past month. As always, you can stream the full selection in our Greedio channel, but before you go, let us give you a quick rundown of what to expect. Ready?

Our "Greedio X June '22" lineup spans several continents as per usual and gets off to a melodic start with a slice of tropicália off the sophomore album "Estrela Acesa" by Brazilian singer and multi-instrumentalist Sessa, before we head to Ethiopia with L.A.-based jazz musician Kibrom Birhane and then the 'golden voice' of Alemayehu Eshete. After that it's a track off the brilliant desert blues-inspired new collaborative full-length "Tartit" by Malian Tuareg guitarist, singer and songwriter Ahmed Ag Kaedy and Berlin's psychedelic afro-kraut-funk combo Onom Agemo, followed by Tel Aviv trumpet phenom Sefi Zisling experimenting with afro-rhythms, and then a collaboration between the fellow Tel Aviv-based Hoodna Orchestra and The New Mastersounds' Eddie Roberts on a funk-fueled tribute to "Abarbanel St.". Next, it’s a new afrobeat-infused single release by London-based Dutch/Nigerian up-and-comer Loshh and a blazing mid-1970s tune by the late Beninese musical visionary Ferry Djimmy.

German bureaucratic pop sensation David J. Kirchner takes over from there, teaming up with Turkish-German musician and 'Gastarbeiter'-storyteller Ozan Ata Canani on "Papierkramland" (watch the companion video below), serving as an interlude to French duo Ko Shin Moon and Istanbul-based musician Cem Köklükaya's (Cümbüş Cemaat) retro-futuristic rendition of Turkish folk song "Çiçek Dağı". Hamburg psych-folk frontrunners Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek add some 'honey' of their own to the mix on "Bal", which goes well with Lyon's Afro-Caribbean project The Bongo Hop and the title track of their latest album "La Ñapa" featuring Afro-Colombian vocalist Nidia Góngora. This brings us to Bogotá's Meridian Brothers resucitating '70s salsa dura outfit El Grupo Renacimiento on the legendary Ansonia Records Label. 

Causing yet another seismic shift in our trajectory with his obscure electro-folk approach is Athens-based experimental artist Tasos Stamou, who just dropped his magnificent album "Balkan Express" on Akuphone, fertile ground for another fabulous track off the latest "Future Nuggets: Sounds of the Unheard From Romania Vol. 4" compilation to be found on Berlin's Fun in the Church. We then return to Germany for "Keşke", the title track of the recently released EP by Düsseldorf two-piece BABUKO, combining their Anatolian roots with forward-thinking production, and subsequently immerse ourselves in the sounds of DuOud (aka Mehdi Haddab & Smadj), blending old and sacred melodies with electronics to dancable effect on their new album "Menshen". As we near the end of our June playlist, we lend our ears to a captivating track off the new album "Tres golpes" by legendary Flamenco cantaor Perrate, produced by Raül Refree and now out on Lovemonk, and then bow out with a track taken from the 1986-released album "Guitayana" by self-taught Danish guitar virtuoso Christian Sievert.

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AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom