Greedy for October

04/11/20Listen To Our Latest Monthly Selection Of Extraordinary Tracks From Around The Globe

Really, November already? Here in Germany we have now officially entered lockdown phase number two so what better time to deliver our 20 musical picks for the month of October than now, right? We've readied another monthly Spotify playlist for your and our listening pleasure, featuring a broad range of sounds from across the globe, both new and old.

Kicking off with a '70s reggae classic by Jamaican vocal group The Congos and a track off the 2019-released "Two Niles" compilation on Ostinato Records by Sudanese singer and composer Taj Makki, we move on to Latin America with a choice tune by Samba Negra off the superb, recently released "La Locura De Machuca" compilation on Analog Africa and then new material by Far Out Recordings' in-house producer Daniel Maunick. Next we shift to the Middle East, with traditional Mizrahi-inspired music by Tel Aviv's Sababa 5 and Japanese vocalist Yurika, then on to Turkey with a brand new track by Istanbul's mystic chanteuse Gaye Su Akyol, a classic by the great Erkin Koray, the rolling '80s disco sounds of inimitable Turkish-Swiss band Café Türk and a fantastic Anatolian folk rework by Nantes-based producer Beynelmilân, before Koko takes over for Fortuna Records. And that only wraps up the first half. The next ten tracks feature contributions by Geneva's Cyril Cyril, Madagascar's Damily, Scottish/Indian singer/MC Soom T, Amsterdam jazz fixture Ronald Langestraat, French multi-instrumentalist David Walters remixing Futuro Pelo, Lisbon-based producer Nídia, Soulection's Sango, Hungarian-Swiss producer and composer Balint Dobozi, new Israeli jazz group Apifera and, finally, Berlin-based French producer Anthony Malka, aka Le Commandant Couche-Tôt, and his magnificent keyboard orchestra.

So without further ado, click the player below to hopefully discover some new faves and feel free to spread the word. Enjoy!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom