Rhythm and Roots – Volume 21

The leaves are turning orange and the cold is setting in in Amsterdam so time for our first autumnal episode of Rhythm and Roots. There is so much great music coming out at the moment that this was a tough one to pull together. A refined selection of music old and new (or sometimes new meets old) from Argentina, Italy, Brazil, Indonesia, Portugal, Ecuador and beyond!

Featured Artist – Populous

Our featured artist for this episode is Populous, otherwise known as Italian producer Andrea Mangia who recently released his first album in six years – Night Safari via Bad Panda Records. His new found sound flitters between old and new influences, marrying worldly samples and rhythms with tight, full electronic productions and featuring an equally eclectic guestlist from fellow Italian tropicalista Clap Clap! to Japanese dream-pop singer Cuushe. Night Safari is scattered with birds, cicadas, deep 808 kick drums, sweet vocals, sweeping synths and scratchy samples: a globetrotting journey from the Himalayas to Brighton Pier.

Populous

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Tracklist

1) Ulises Conti – D
2) Roquefeller – vuelo
3) Mura Mansa – Miss You
4) Chancha Via Circuito – Sueños en Paraguay
5) Helado Negro – Myself On 2 U
6) Populous – Honey (Feat. Iokol)
7) Zikomo – Champion Riddim
8) Desmond Dekker – Beautiful and Dangerous
9) Thomash – Calango Fumando Palha
10) Nicola Cruz – Cumbia del Olvido
11) Populous – Fall (Feat. Cuushe)
12) Colo – Ghana 95
13) Captain Planet – Cicada
14) Populous – Dead Sea
15) Sono Rhizmo – O Telefone
16) Sidirum – Akasha (Nicola Cruz Remix)
17) Rocky Marciano – Selva Rainha
18) Thomash – Field Recordings in Minas Gerais
19) Grupo Bahia – Recordando (Andrés Digital Remix)
20) Rocky Marciano – Dançante
21) Midnight Runners – Disko Cha Cha Cha
22) Batida – Pobre e Rico
23) Castro – The Vibration is International
24) Von Party – Pygmy Funk
25) Booddha – I Wonder Why
26) AbJo – Kalimba Song

Rhythm & Roots Volume XIV

As always, after a few months of musical digging I have been inspired to put together another Rhythm & Roots Mix. This time round it came out as a celebration of the links between Latin American and African music (and pieces that cross the bridge).

One of my biggest discoveries (though originally released in 2010) has been Donso, a collaboration between Parisien producer Krazy Baldhead and Malian singer Gedeon Papa Diarra. There are also a couple of African edits from Amsterdam’s tropical duo UMOJA and a few unreleased El Búho tracks. Lots of little discoveries making it an eclectic celebration of fresh, contemporary “global” music.

Rhythm & Roots Mix – Volume XII

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Spring is here and, as ever, the internet is awash with inspiring and foot waggling tunes from each corner of the globe. Our 12th (time flies!) Rhythm & Roots mix is a good ‘un and is chock full of tunes we are really into, all mixed together in different ways, like a big rhythmic trifle(!) In a good way, of course. Full tracklist with links to find all these musical gems follows the break.

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Rhythm & Roots Volume XI (El Buho)

Getting into the Christmas spirit over here at RnR we have an early present for your ears: Rhythm & Roots Volume XI. The mix is a 36 minute veritable Christmas dinner of music with trifle to boot. Volume XI sits comfortably at 100 BPM, weaving together a multitude of genres, tempos and locations. It is filled with mash-ups, remixes and exclusives (tracklist and links after the jump). I like to think of it as patchwork music or a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings (whichever metaphor you prefer…)

There are a couple of tracks  in there from the mysterious but captivating Manchester based producer Holy Other. If you haven’t got your hands on his With U EP released via Tri Angle Records, go out and grab it now. In the words of Boomkat: ” five sumptuous jams occupying the spooked space between R&B, techno and dark ambient.” There are also a couple of exclusive El Buho tracks in the mix, watch this space for more on that.

So, without further ado, from RnR to you: Merry Christmas!

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100th Post! – Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Volume X

This is our 100th post on Rhythm ‘n’ Roots since the transition to WordPress, so I’d just like to say thanks to everyone who reads and supports the blog. To celebrate I have put together a Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Mix which also happens to be mix number 10: double celebration!

Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Volume X is full of fresh beats from across the world with songs in new contexts, remixes, mashups and new material. No genre or BPM restrictions. Tracklist and links after the break.

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Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Volume IX

Rhythm ‘n’ Roots presents RnR Volume IX, a mix of brilliant music released over the past few months around the world, including remixes, mash-ups, re-edits and original material. It is a celebration of musical diversity in the twenty-first century, highlighting how scenes and styles have come together, exchanging ideas and pushing in new directions. Just one example from the mix: A Tribe Called Red, a Native American DJ crew based in Ottawa, Canada remixing Caetano Veloso, a key figure in the 1960s Brazilian Tropicalista counter-culture, in a style itself invented by mashing up two genres from two sides of the world: Moombahton. Listen to the mix for free via Mixcloud or DL here. Tracklist with links and information after the jump, enjoy!

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Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Volume VII

The time has come once more to collect all the musical gems of late and put them together in a patchwork of sounds. Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Volume VII stretches across 16 countries, a handful of languages and genres and consists of mashups, reworks, originals all centred round 90-115bpm. You can listen through Mixcloud below or you can download from Mediafire here. There is a more detailed track listing with countries and links after the Mixcloud. Enjoy!

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