If you’re into that jingle bells and Santa stuff. we’re sorry to disappoint you. Christmas shows just isn’t our thing. And since 2016 kind of sucked we’re all about gathering crazy, funky, multikulti beats with grove and love prepping for a 2017 that only can go higher.
We do it with Japanese 60:s pop beats from Jun Mayuzumi, the first ever electronic space music themed record from former Yugoslavia between 1981 and 2015 Yugoslavian Space Program, Cairo force of nature Islam Chipsy and Finland’s very own Dracula Frederik. Our biggest hope for next year we put in the hands of Ahmed Gallab’s project Sinkane. The band has announced Life & Livin’ It, a new record to be released in February. The video for lead single U’Huh celebrates positivity in a world filled with countless not very nice things.
But all states of mind have their exceptions. And Ajvar has one (1) Christmas tradition ftw. namely Freddie McGregor. The one and ultimate Christmas tune worth repeating. So, from all of us to all of you a very Irie Christmas.
Luiz Ggonzaga Jr – Galope (Salvador Araguaya Edit)
Salvador Y El Peche – Orvalho
Acid Arab – Stil
Mansa’91 – Chuku (Stas Remix)
Oskarova Fobija – IzmedU Dve Kapi Znoja
Miha Kralj – Robot
Francis Bebey – Savanah Georgia
Raja Zahr – A Drummer And A Dancer
Islam Chipsy – Moled El Gomhoreya (Yehia El Tonsy Remix)
When Ajvar is going to its first ever study trip the choice of destination was as simple as flipping a coin. So we ended up in Sarajevo – the city of breath taking backdrops, lots of Ćevapčići and figs, and a ruined Olympic bobsleigh track. And of course, music. Although we didn’t actually go for it in terms of record hunting, club hopping or brass playing, we simply embraced the feeling and atmosphere, went back to Stockholm and recorded this show.
Featuring the very best of Yugo disko, classic and rock from the golden age of the 70:s and 80:s. Llike one hit wonder Rok Hotel and the Rolling Stones of Balkan Bijelo Dugme to modern rap from Frenkie & Billain. Ending with a unforgetable cover of the song Aquarius, from the tribal love-rock musical Hair, by Plavi Orkestar.
Where our next trip will take us we don’t know. If you want to flip a coin, please sent us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bozo Vreco – Znas Li Da Se Svakog Dana Molim
Damir Imamovics & Sevdah Takht – Lijepa Zejno
Divanhana – Da Sam Ptica
Adi Lukovac – Il Je Vedro Il’ Oblanco
Grupa Jutro – Kad Bih Bio Bijelo Dugme
Pauk – Generacijo
Teska Industrija – Ala Imam Ruznu Curu
Bijelo Dugme – Ne Gledaj Me Tako I Ne Ljubi Me Više
Teska Industrija – Probajte Divni Mladici
Rok Hotel – Disko
Kultur Shock & Edo Maajka – Sloboda
Frenkie & Billain ft. Edo Maajka – Gdje Je Ta Bina
We often say that we’re taking a trip around the world in one hour. This time that’s not only true but it is also done in a structured voyage starting in the west, going through the middle, ending up in the east. Taking off tam tam tam style with Brazilian Sonzeira, Indie Mambo world music band Orkesta Mendoz from Tucson Arizona and Jamaican dancehall ghetto living uptown Busy Signal.
Then passing through Europe and Africa featuring Berlin 17 Hippies, modern nu-soul Ghana emotions and boogie breakdown South African disco with Benjamin Ball. Touching down in Asia at folk-psych songbird Kim Jung Mi:s Beautiful Rivers And Mountains and last but oh so not least with Japanese rock artist Shintaro Sakamoto:s raw dance mashing up Hawaiian steel guitar, Brazilian cuica and banjo.
Next time we’re probably do it all over again. With a little less structure.
Sonzeira – Samba de Pirâmide
Orkesta Mendoz – Cumbia Volcadora
Luísa Maita – Volta
Machel Montano – Road Trip
Busy Signal – Trading Places
King In My Empire feat. Cornel Campbell – Rythm And Sound
Tropical heat, blazing sun and endless lazy days by the sea. Or, thirteen degrees, heavy rain and left in the city struggling. Despite what kind of Swedish summer ahead we’ve the ultimate summer soundtrack mixed and mashed up for you.
Put on your sunglasses or raincoat and start dancing to Mumbai Disco Sensation, Latin house, Turntables on the Caribbean, Brazilian Shakedown, Real Nice beats and lots of clap clap. Summer is officialy on.
Could it be that the best album of the year has already been released? The people at Habibi Funk Record has dropped a brilliantly curated reissue – an exclusive guide into the music of Algerian composer Ahmed Malek, whose catalog of groovy, funky and melancholic movie scores from the 1970s, have earned him the title of Algeria’s answer to Ennio Morricone. This album not only contains remastered versions of songs from Musique Original De Films, but also previously unreleased tracks, unseen video footage, and rare photos. Stories as good as the amazing music.
We also did some Belgian waffles edits, wonderful and rare Blackmans Fever and 80:s West African groove from The International Soleil Band Soundway Record edit that would and should slay discerning dancefloors this summer.
Ahmed Malek – Un Toit Et Un Famille
Ahmed Malek – La Ville
Ahmed Malek – La Silence Des Cendres
AkizzBeatzz – I’m An African (Timboletti Remix)
Club Des Belugas – Iko Iko (Papa Cubana Remix)
Fatnotronic – Margarida
I Robots – Come To Harm (Djembe Monks Zimbabwe Session)