BRAZILIKA 20TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY DOUBLE CD CELEBRATING THE BEST OF FAR OUT: BRAZIL & BEYOND
Previous editions in the Brazilika series have seen globally celebrated compilations from Kenny Dope, Giles Peterson, 4hero and Andy Votel, all marking milestone years in the Far Out story. Celebrating the label's twentieth year, label boss Joe Davis has lovingly brought together his own retrospective. Featuring the likes of Marcos Valle, Azymuth, Joyce Moreno, Sabrina Malheiros, and many more. CD2 is a forward thinking, twenty-seven-track mix, featuring new, exclusive and unreleased material, among timeless Far Out dance floor classics, mixed by Spiritual South, who has a number of his own unreleased remixes throughout the mix. Other gems within are Theo Parrish's remix of Marcos Valle '1985', which was released last month as part of our new Brazilika Vinyl 12" series as well as productions and remixes from the likes of Mark Pritchard, Jazzanova, Paul White, 4hero, Ashley Beedle and many many more. Tracklist: Azymuth - Brazymuth; Marcos Valle - Escape; Sabrina Malheiros - Brisa Mar (Nicola Conte Rework); Joyce & Elza Soars - Samba Da Silvia; The Ipanemas - Imperial; Clara Morena - Meu Samba Torto; Nina Miranda and Chris Franck - Agua; Democustico - Vagalume; Mauricio Maestro & Nana Vasconcelos - Jungle Bells; Nana Vasconcelos - Clemintina; Kirk Degiorgio's Offworld - Ups And Downs;
Azymuth - In My Treehouse; Arthur Verocai - Abertura; Banda Black Rio & Caetano Veloso - Aos Pes do Redentor; Jose Roberto Bertrami - Brilliante; and Spiritual South - Brazilika Bonus Mix (Continuous 27 track DJ Mix).
MATTHEW SHIPP / MAT WALERIAN DUO – THE UPPERCUT LIVE AT OKUDEN
The reed work of Mat Walerian really warms up the piano of Matthew Shipp here – as Mat provides these beautiful lines on alto, bass clarinet, flute, and soprano clarinet – which have a resonant quality that really seems to open up Shipp's music too! We've really moved back towards enjoying Shipp in recent years – and the sense of persona in records like this is a good reason why – almost a renewed soul that we haven't heard in years, unlocked in the right setting like this. Titles include "Black Rain", "It's Sick Out There", "Blues For Acid Cold", "Free Bop Statement One", and "Love & The Other Species". ~ Dusty Groove
OLIVER LAKE / WILLIAM PARKER – TO ROY
Beautiful duets between Oliver Lake and William Parker – dedicated to the late Roy Campbell, and a wonderful tribute to his genius! This may well be one of the best performances we've heard from Lake in years – a clear, clean, unfettered way to really return to his strengths on alto sax – next to these warm, round basslines from Parker that are always a treat – but which again, seem to have even more power here than on other recent albums. Most tunes are originals, written by either of the pair – and the match of souls and spirits is tremendous throughout. Titles include "Check", "Victor Jara", "Variation On A Theme Of Marvin Gaye", "To Roy", "Light Over Still Water Paints A Portrait Of God", and "Bonu". ~ Dusty Groove