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Whitey on the Moon – a Black Spiritual Jazz Mixtape & South African´s “Spaza” Release

Inspired by the recent long awaited reissues of Horace Tapscott and Abdullah Sami, this is my second spiritual jazz mixtape – the first one you´ll find here: https://soundcloud.com/joe-le-taxi/linsurrection-qui-vient-or-brother-malcolm-a-revolutionary-spiritual-jazz-mixtape This time the focus is on black political jazz, mostly from the … Continue reading

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Kukushka – An Eastern European Mixtape

In early spring, I travelled through the baltic states and was thrilled by the landscape, the spirit with its mix of post-modernity and tradition. In the national library of Riga there was an amazing exhibition about the alternative music scene … Continue reading

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Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits – Two Richard Youngs Mixtapes

A short compendium into the amazing world of Glasgows experimental songwriter Richard Youngs, who releases since more than 30 years incredible albums mostly under the radar. (Pt.1.)Thoughts of Collapsing Stars Tracklist: The World Is Silence In Your Head (making paper, … Continue reading

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Essential Spiritual Jazz reissues: Horace Tapscott & Abdullah Sami

Thanks to the effort of the london based labels spirit muse records and outer national sounds some of the essential LP´s by Horace Tapscott with the Pan Afrikan Peoples´s Archestra and the sole record “Peace of time” by Abdullah Sami are being … Continue reading

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Sunday Selection: Akofa Akoussah, Hoodna Orchestra, Derya Yilderim, Kamaal Williams, Dominique Guiot & Jungstötter

Lets go in for a tour of some lovely new and reissued records, that stuck my mind the last days at this stormy sunday. Lets start with eclectic Soul from Togo by Akofa Akoussah whose sole Lp from 1974 with the … Continue reading

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Visions of Otherness / Pirates Declare War – an Homage to the vanishing world of the cd-r culture

Streaming kills music & I´m afraid, as well the beauty of self & handmade designed cd – r´s, artist released, not having a proper label, often sold on tour in editions of 50 ex. or even less, sometimes with handwritten … Continue reading

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Ascention Day: Mark Hollis, Talk Talk & Rustin Man

The death of Mark Hollis is such a deep loss, no words can ever describe. His music with Talk Talk as well as his single solo release “Mark Hollis” are timeless treasures, eternal. I remember, when I was a child, … Continue reading

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