MARLENA SHAW - MARLENA
A great lost treasure, and one of Marlena Shaw's most obscure albums – a really compelling batch of sophisticated vocal tracks with arrangements by Wade Marcus! The instrumentation is wonderful – with lots of soulful guitar and organ licks amidst the larger orchestrations, giving the set a down-home feeling in the right places, usually underneath some of Marlena's more intimate vocals – and the style is a great bridge from her Cadet sound of the 60s into the more sophisticated years of the 70s. Marlena sings a lot of soundtrack and easy material – including "Somewhere", "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life", "You Must Believe In Spring", and "So Far Away" – but she mixes these cuts with good doses of soul material – like "Save the Children", "Wipe Away the Evil", and "Runnin Out of Fools" – into a killer batch of tracks that stands with the best of some of Marlena's Cadet work! ~ Dusty Groove
Celebrating 20 years of Far Out Recordings, the Brazilika double CD featuring both Theo and Daz’s remixes amongst a host of other Far Out classics, exclusive remixes and unreleased rarities, will be available from May 2015. Far Out’s iconic Brazilika series encapsulates the absolute paramount of Brazilian music. Celebrating landmark years of Far Out Recordings, previous editions in the series have seen exceptional, globally celebrated compilations from Kenny Dope, Giles Peterson, 4hero and Andy Votel. To mark the label’s twentieth year, label boss Joe Davis has lovingly brought together his own retrospective of Far Out’s most stunningly immersive music, illuminating the virtuosity of this host of Brazilian brilliance. CD2 is a forward thinking, twenty-seven-track mix, featuring new, exclusive and unreleased material among timeless Far Out dance floor destroyers. The mix was compiled by Joe Davis and expertly mixed by DJ, producer and Brazilian music aficionado Spiritual South, a long-time Far Out friend.
MARCOS VALLE - '1985 / PREFIXO' (THEO PARRISH AND DAZ I KUE REMIXES)
A 12” single featuring two tracks by Marcos Valle - one of Brazil's most accomplished artists and composers - remixed by underground dance music pioneers and long-time label friends, Theo Parrish and Bloodfire (aka Daz I Kue). Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming Brazilka compilation: a 20th Year anniversary CD on Far Out Recordings.