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Mbongwana Star - Moritz Von Oswald Trio

Mbonwgana Star - From Kinshasa Artist Mbongwana Star
Title From Kinshasa
Label World Circuit
Mbongwana Star is a newly formed band from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Made up of a sprawling network of shanty-towns and night shelters, day-to-day life in the city is far from easy, but the band don’t want sympathy. Tired of pre-conceptions around African music, Mbongwana Star (‘Mbongwana’ means ‘change’) are creating their own identity, fusing traditional Congolese rhythms with post punk and electronics inspired by life in the townships around them, "making magic out garbage” says producer and band member Doctor L (who produced Tony Allen’s ‘Black Voices’ album). The result is revolutionary.
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Price: £11.99

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Price: £16.99


Mexrrissey (Mexico Goes Morrissey) - No Manchester Artist Mexrrissey (Mexico Goes Morrissey)
Title No Manchester [STAFF TOP 10s 2016 - Graf]
Label Cooking Vinyl
Delving into Mexico’s unlikely obsession for all-things-Morrissey, Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara, founder of the electronic music project Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S.), together with bandleader Sergio Mendoza (Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico) has assembled a super-group of Mexico’s leading contemporary musicians, paying homage to the iconic Smiths frontman. 
Through M.I.S., Lara has developed a reputation for blending traditional music with more modern sounds and with this project he explores the relationship between Mexico and Morrissey, reinventing his work with brass, accordion and other Mexican elements. His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis.


LP = Mexican Flag Coloured (White with Green and Red streaks)
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Price: £10.99

+ Format: LP
Price: £17.99


Mim Twn Llai - Yr Eira Mawr Artist Mim Twn Llai
Title Yr Eira Mawr
Label Sain
A diverse and dynamic mixture of songs that blends together folk, country, Americana, reggae and rock to create a unique and alternative acoustic style. There are 15 tracks featured on the album, including Mim Twm Llai’s interpretation of ‘Pam fod eira yn wyn?’ by Dafydd Iwan and ‘Merch y ffatri wlân’ by Meic Stevens.
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Price: £12.99


MORITZ VON OSWALD TRIO  - Fetch Artist Moritz Von Oswald Trio
Title Fetch
Label Honest Jon's
The Moritz Von Oswald Trio operates at the bleeding edges where musical lineages collide. Feeling for the shared heartbeat that pulses through dub, techno and jazz, it seeks out points of contact before exploding them outward into hypnotic explorations of rhythm, texture and tone. This is crackling, charged music — electronica performed live, the players’ neural impulses flowing into their instruments. Fetch further cements the Moritz Von Oswald Trio’s status as a unique voice in modern electronic music — as supple, intuitive and alive as the most exploratory of jazz.
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Price: £9.99

+ Format: 2LP
Price: £15.99


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