Greedio X September '21

07/10/2021Listen To Our Latest Monthly Selection Of Extraordinary Tracks From Around The Globe

Do you remember? September brought us a bunch of great releases and so we took it upon ourselves to ready yet another 20-track Spotify playlist of our favourite finds from the past month for you to discover at your convenience. Ready or not, here we go: 

Our "Greedio X September '21" selection kicks off with a delicious slice of surf rock by Indonesion band The Panturas and then reloads on an equally lush offering of vintage Peruvian grooves on Infopesa, before Cairo's organ king Hany Mehanna takes matters into his own hands. Then it's off to Ethiopia behind the recently reissued sounds of veteran saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya, which are juxtaposed with a track by Somali artist Aar Maanta and his band The Urban Nomads, who just released the first bilingual English and Somali children's album in world music. Dialing in next is a vintage tune by Guinean jazz and afropop outfit Bembeya Jazz National as well as South Sudanese, now Melbourne-based "King of Music" Gordon Koang, who has been gathering much acclaim with his maxi-single "Coronavirus", telling the virus to bugger off. Of course, we may never know, what caused the global outbreak, but one thing's for sure, as Danish six-piece The KutiMangoes put it on the latest "Two Tribes, Volume Two" compilation: "Money's the Curse"! We stick with the horns, as the 24-legged Romanian Balkan brass of Fanfare Ciocărlia leads an "Escape From Baltimore", succeeded by Istanbul's islandman and the group's "Godless Ceremony", which elegantly paves the way to Nantes-based producer Beynelmilân and his orchestra on a beat-driven new rendition of Anatolian classic "Tatlı Dile Güler Yüze". Then we're off to Cyprus with a track by internationally lauded three-piece Monsieur Doumani, followed by Israeli vocal phenomenon Victoria Hanna in a Kabbalistic remix by Frankfurt's 'Disco Partizani' Shantel. Talking about remixes, how about this 2019-released Digital Afrika remix of Grammy-nominated Afro-Peruvian outfit Novalima?! Next, we head into a bit more left-field and electronic territory, with some forward-thinking productions by gerne-bending Genevan trio AMAMI, up-and-coming Bolivian/Belgian producer Susobrino and Brasilia's Satanique Samba Trio. Winding down, we dig into a forthcoming collab release by New York's El Michels Affair and vocalist Piya Malik, some new Big Youth dropping knowledge on a Brain Damage production and a 2003-released gem by master sampler, producer and DJ Le Professeur Inlassable entitled "Chez Jean" and dedicated to our very own Jean Trouillet

You can stream the full playlist in our Greedio Spotify channel and/or preview via the player below. As always, leave us a heart if you enjoyed the selection and spread the word!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom