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12th Floor/SALSA 313 (TRICKSKI RMX) 12"    $9.00
Catalog #: RAF018 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. RAW FUSION has the dancefloor squarely between the crosshairs with this latin inspired broken house jem from 12TH FLOOR. On "SALSA 313" these boys combine latin rhythms & vocals with tuffed up broken beats to maximum effect. TRICKSKI takes over on the flip for a tech...
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Africa Is Not A Country/VOL. 1 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: AINAC001 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. The 1st in a new series showcasing the different forms of music across the African continent. Cuts here include cosmic synth drenched proto house, an Afrobeat call to arms, a hypnotic juju workout, & a rough and ready, lo-fi West African banger! All proceeds to Human Rights...
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Africaine 808/L'EXOTICA 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: VD002 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. AFRICAINE 808 began rethinking their favorite African and island funk tunes. They used the same techniques (with more live instruments) that people use to make house and techno. The title track is a mixture of 2 step drum patterns, African percussion, and European sounding...
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Afro Disco Boogie Edits/EP VOLUME 3 12"    $12.00
Catalog #: GUYNAMUKAT003 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. Third volume of smokin' rare 80s afro boogie gems re-edited by GUYNAMUKAT, 4 tracker full of slap bass, punchy brass, catchy chorus, hot rhythm guitar & organs. Tracks are "NIGERIA DISCO CALLING","AFRO HEAT IN MIDDAY", "BUTTERFLY FUNK" & "GHANA BOOGIE BABY". Afro beat...
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Afro Disco Boogie Edits/EP VOLUME 5 12"    $12.00
Catalog #: GUYNAMUKAT005 9
GUYNAMUKAT continues their crusade into unearthing lesser known classics from the world of afro, disco, and boggie dancefloor gems. Kicks off with a surefire floor afro funky filler on "AFRIKA" with a super catchy chorus, the other 3 cuts range from gospel boogie to Lagos disco funk! Massive.
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Afro Disco Boogie Edits/EP VOLUME 6 12"    $12.00
Catalog #: GUYNAMUKAT006 9
VOLUME 6 of the best selling GUYNAMUKAT series, side one kicks off with an obscure but irresistible slab of female vocal boogie from 1982 and slap bass cut with glorious strings. The flip heads to the Caribbean for sun kissed tropical disco cut and a holy grail boogie obscurity from Nigeria!
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Afro Dizzi Act/REMIXED EP 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: MHR12002 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. 4 remixes of Brisbane based 10 piece AFRO DIZZI ACT. PAPRIKA & MR FISH FISH deliver a dancefloor jazz afro funk version, FINGERS MALONE does an mpc chop & paste version, GOLDEN SOUND delivers a classic house style rework & BARKIN SOUL delivers a downbeat version. Limited to...
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Afro Funk/MUSIC OF WEST AFRICA VOL 1 7"    $10.50
Catalog #: MUKAT024 7
MUKATSUKU digs deep into the ORIKI catalog to unleash two sought after classics of WEST AFRICAN funk on limited edition 45s. ORCHESTRE BAOBAB's mid 70s gem "KELEN ATI LEN" is a tuff breakbeat workout, the flip's "SAMBA" by Milian artist MOUSSA DOUMBIA is edited by NIK WESTON into 45 length.
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Afro Funk/MUSIC OF WEST AFRICA VOL 2 7"    $10.50
Catalog #: MUKAT025 7
The West African journey continues with volume 2 on MUKATSUKU! Side a sees Swedish rock band ARCHIMEDES BADKAR who joins forces with AFRO 70 for the huge "KILA MTU", the flip is EKAMBI BRILLANT's 1975 epic funk boogie cut "ABOKI". Edited for maximum dance pleasure by NIK WESTON. Repressed!
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Afro Funk/MUSIC OF WEST AFRICA VOL 3 7"    $10.50
Catalog #: MUKAT026 7
MUKATSUKU delivers a new 45 in their explosive, officially licensed Afro Funk series! On this one we head to COLUMBIA for WGANDA KENYA, a catchy vocal masterpiece entitled "BAYESA". The flip is a French African jam from M'BAMBINA called "ATIDE O SILKA". NIK WESTON edits of the highest order!
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Afro Funk/MUSIC OF WEST AFRICA VOL 4 7"    $10.50
Catalog #: MUKAT027 7
MUKATSUKU delivers another killer 45 of officially licensed Afro Funk gems! On this one we have the obscure "NANDE" with beautiful strings from AFRICAN SOULS BAND while the flip is from Columbia's WGANDA KENYA. Both essential! NIK WESTON edits of the highest order, get these now as they GO QUICK!
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Aggrolites/DREAMING ON ERIE 7"    $7.50
Catalog #: 45YC005 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. Another brand new 45 single from LA early reggae champions THE AGGROLITES! A beautiful mid-tempo instrumental, dreamy Jamaican guitar licks and bubbly keys - think UPSETTERS (much respect to GLEN ADAMS RIP). Flip cut "EYE OF OBARBAS" is a killer organ grinding '69 style...
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Aggrolites/TRIAL AND ERROR 7"    $7.50
Catalog #: 45YC007 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. The first new AGGROLITES material since their S/T 5th album on Epitaph, recorded in BOSTON under new producer/label YOUNG CUB. The a side is a laid back lovers rock style cut, with falsetto JUNIOR MURVIN style vocals and a heavy rockers riddim. The flip "ENEMY DUB" is...
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Airhead/CRISTOBAL (1-SIDED) 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: PS1 9
Recorded in Panama City last year, this 110 bpm track incorporates local percussion into a track reminiscent of MALA's "IN CUBA" release. All proceeds from this 1-sided release donated to Panama children's charity Casa Esperanza. (PS RECORDS)
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Ajvar Soundsystem/FREAK HODJA 12"    $15.00
Catalog #: TA001 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. The debut release from the TAKE AWAY label comes from this Balkan duo living in Stockholm who pride themselves on presenting music from around the world with heart, soul, groove, and rhythm! Middle Eastern disco vibes are front & center for all 3 tracks here. (TAKE AWAY)
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Akasha/EYE FOR AN EYE & YOU MAKE ME 7"    $6.00
Catalog #: JUMP7AKASHA 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. Fresh off their collaboration with CHARLEY ORGANAIRE for the Specialized ONE HEART series, Chicago's roots reggae maestros release their debut 7" single on JUMP UP. "EYE FOR AN EYE" is a conscious reggae tune with homage to THE ABBYSSINIANS, flip is a WAILERS style summery...
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Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble/B.F.B.F. 12"    $9.00
Catalog #: TOTI003 9
Warehouse Find! NYC's 13 piece AKOYA AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE's stunning 2 cut 12" -ea track clocks in at 12+ min!. "BFBF"is an upbeat cut w/heavy percussion & aggro horns."JEJE L'AIYE" captures the mood of FELA's EGYPT 80 & features reggae legend CEDRIC IM BROOKS, of THE CONGOS / LIGHT OF SABA. (CONCENT)
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Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble/U.S.A. 12"    $7.50
Catalog #: AFB001 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. NY's multi-ethnic 13 man Afrobeat group drops 3 tracks on this limited vinyl EP. Not brand new, but never available before via US distribution. For fans of ANTIBALAS, FELA KUTI, etc. (AFROBOMB MUSIC/RUDIMENTS) For more info see www.akoyamuusic.com www.rudiments.net
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Alkalino/MAKE IT FUNKY 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: KAT032 9
This trio of disco edits of African cuts opens with a serious rework of RIM & KASA's "LOVE ME FOR REAL". "DRUMS OF KENYA" is 7 minutes of percussion in an edit of "SHINING STAR" by THE STRANGER, followed by a gentle touch-up of "BUTSU MUTANDARIKA" by THOMAS MAPFUMO & THE BLACKS UN-LIMITED. (KAT)
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Alma Negra/DIGGERS WORKOUT PT. 2 12"    $16.50
Catalog #: FINGERSLP002 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. The 2nd of 3 EP's from this multicultural Swiss collective that lists DONALD BYRD, FELA KUTI, and THEO PARRISH among their inspirations. Part 2 includes the afro-infused house workout "SAFARI", a YORUBA SOUL remix of "SAFARI", and the epic Afro-Caribbean jam "PILON". (BASIC...
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Amadou & Mariam/CE N'EST-JD TWITCH 10"    $13.50
Catalog #: AABONUS10 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. Originally created as a DJ edit in 2008 by JD TWITCH, it didn't get a proper release until a limited 10" single several years later. Now his rapturous nu disco edit of "CE N'EST PAS BON" by Grammy-nominated Malian duo AMADOU & MARIAM finally gets a repress! 1-sided....
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Amadou & Mariam/COULIBALY-A. BEEDLE 12"    $12.00
Catalog #: BEC577200 9
Hot single from these Malian artists with bangin' "AFRICANS ON MARZ" remix from ASHELY BEEDLE. Includes vocal and instrumental mixes from MR BEEDLE, as well as album version and a mix by FRED CHICHIN. (ALL OTHER)
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Amerie/ONE BOSSA - DOM RITMO MIX 12"    $10.50
Catalog #: SHOES002 9
Amerie's brilliant & blazingly popular single "ONE THING" has been given the brazilian treatment from up & comer DOM RITMO. Matching her soaring diva vocals with a midtempo & jazzed up bossa backing. Its as if AMERIE jetted to Rio for a session with JORGE BEN backed by NICOLA CONTE. Hot!
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Aroop Roy/BLACK & WHITE 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: KMPN001 9
KAMPANA CLASSICS debuts with a pair of killer edits. First up is the Afro-Caribbean vibe of the title track, backed by the Afrobeat meets disco of "KILLIMANJARO" (originally done by Cameroon artist EKO).
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Aroop Roy/BRAZIL BREAKDOWN EP 12"    $15.00
Catalog #: GAMM089 9
His debut EP on GAMM. Two classic Brazilian tunes from MILTON NASCIMENTO and SEU JORGE and given them an amazing remix twist. "TODO O QUE VOCE PODIA SER" and "BOURGHESINA".
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Aroop Roy/BRAZIL BREAKDOWN PT. 4 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: GAMM112 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. The London producer takes on Brazilian rhythms for GAMM again and the 4th time's a charm! A-side "FLECHA DE FAGO" uses a rare NAZARE PEREIRA samba cut as a foundation with loads of added chords & beats. Then "TODO MUNDO TEM AMOR" uses a driving analog bassline on another...
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Aroop Roy/REWORKS PT 2 12"    $15.00
Catalog #: FINGERS028 9
Three irresistible Afro-influenced house grooves demonstrate exactly why GILLES PETERSON keeps playing AROOP ROY on his show as soon as he gets a new release. This is fire, don't miss out! (BASIC FINGERS)
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Aroop Roy/RISING TIDES EP 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SOLPS005 9
First up is an epic (and fully licensed) dance floor interpretation of TOTO LA MOMPOSINA classic "TEMBANDUMBA" that fully articulates a stunning vision of global house music. A shorter club mix is also included on the flip. "ABALI" features Malawian vocalist GASPER NALI. (SOL POWER SOUND)
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Aroop Roy/YOU SAY 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: KMPN002 9
The title track is a funk-fueled number with gritty vocals and guitar, driven by a warm disco groove and 80's arp-synth. "TAJ MAHAL" reworks a Brazilian classic into a full on house workout, while "MAPORA" is an original that fits well with both deep house and Afrocentric. (KAMPANA)
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Asher D & Daddy Freddy/MUFFIN HIP HOP 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: FATHOP006 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. Stone cold classic hip hop from the vaults of legendary UK imprint MUSIC OF LIFE, brought to life in new ragga stylee by FAT HOP label honcho JEROME HILL with ITSU UNO mixing the dub version on the flip. Hard stuttering dancehall with deep sub punch and quirky bleeps ala THE...
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Auntie Flo & Esa/WORLD SERIES - CUBA 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: HGHLFWS01 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. THE HIGHLIFE WORLD SERIES, first of 3 parts, beginning with Cuba. Each release features original songs produced in collaboration with local musicians. The artists will be sending proceeds back to respective countries to fund musical production costs.
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Auntie Flo & Esa/WORLD SERIES-KENYA 12"    $15.00
Catalog #: HGHLFWS02 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. Next up in the HIGHLIFE WORLD SERIES we take a trip to Kenya where ESA plays the role of producer for the first time, with super talented local musicians, SARABI and MAKADEM aka the FELA of Kenya. Instantly timeless on both sides.
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Auntie Flo/FOR MIHALY 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: HGHLF014 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. The beautiful closing song from the "THEORY OF FLO" album gets a dark, weird, percussive remix from DJ SOTOFETT on the A-side. Next up is a live version featuring percussion and violin by LAURIE PITT, followed by a closing reprise that is stunning to say the least! (HIGHLIFE)
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Auntie Flo/REMIXES PT 1 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: HGHLF010 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. THE REVENGE delivers a sophisticated and sublime rework of "WAITING (FOR A WOMAN)" to open this trio of remixes. CAIN turns in a lush synthesizer reboot for "HEWAL3", while fellow HIGHLIFE labelmate MEHMET ASLAN closes out this EP with his remix of "CAPE MALAY PRAYER"....
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Auntie Flo/REMIXES PT 2 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: HGHLF011 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. Their highly acclaimed album "THEORY OF FLO" gets a 2nd set of remixes. First up AUNTIE FLO delivers a brand new version of album opener "SU LA". MARK E turns in a slo mo version of "MANDELA IN SPACE", while AFRICAINE 808 up the tempo with their remix of "DANCE RITUAL II"....
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Axel Boman/1979 12"    $15.00
Catalog #: PAMPA025 9
We kick things off with "1979", a cool-toned & pensive take on classic downtempo deep House. It holds on to the necessary bare banes of percussion but surrounds it with light touches & a soothing pastoral feel. "NOKTURN" is carnivalesque in the grandest sense, with endless movement & percussion.
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Azymuth & Airto/SOUSE RE-EDITS 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SOU001 9
Two smoking Brazilian re-edits done by a supposedly well known but anonymous UK producer. The first reworks AZYMUTH into 10 minute funk workout with added percussion thrown in for good measure. AIRTO MOREIRA gets a similar reworking for two quality funk led Brazilian retouches.
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Azymuth/AURORA REMIXED 12"    $16.50
Catalog #: JD27 9
FAR OUT presents two classic AZYMUTH tracks remixed by the mighty ASHLEY BEEDLE and Sweden's OPOLOPO, whose rework of GREGORY PORTER's "1960 WHAT?" was MASSIVE! Both producers also deliver dubs that focus heavily on the groove, these spaced out epics with delicious low-end are not to be missed!
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Azymuth/AZIMUTH REMIX SAMPLER 12"    $12.00
Catalog #: FARO116 9
Sampler of the best re-edits from FAROUT's AZYMUTH remix project based on their debut album. Incls the cut n' paste broken samba rework of "WAIT FOR MY TURN" by SPIRITUAL SOUTH, the spacey funk RECLOOSE rerub of "ESTRADA DOS DEUSES" & a brazilian beats HARMONIC 33 mix of "MELO DOS DOIS BICUDOS".
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Azymuth/BIAOZINHO CARIOCA & O LANCE 12"    $12.00
Catalog #: FARO090 9
Brazilian legends AZYMUTH return to FAR OUT with some classic samba-boogie from their upcoming album. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the two tracks on here are both hot."O LANCE" on the flip is the killer however - amazing boogie-inflected Brazilian funk! Essential! (FAR OUT)
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B'utiza/BAPHUMA EZULWINI 12"    $16.50
Catalog #: HLANG001 9
HLANGANANI MUSIC is a new label focused on bringing international attention to South African artists. B'UTIZA is a Zulu artist singing in the style of Maskanda and Scathamiya on the original version. A pair of house mixes come from CHRISTIAN PROMMER and XDB each. (HLANGANANI)
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Bako Dagnon/GUIDE DE LA REVOLUTION 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: 6156796 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. Huge groovy track with fat bass, traditional guitars, soaring voices, pure Afro-funk. FRANKIE FRANCIS (SOFRITO CREW) drops a Latin flavored & more acoustic tuned re-edit, and SIMBAD delivers one of his best reworks so far. Psychedelic voices and a fat beat...massive. Africa...
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Balaphonic/BALAPHONIC EP 12"    $19.50
Catalog #: WCR02 9
Fusing organic live instrumentation and musicianship with dancefloor sensibilities on this 4-track EP. "ADVENTURES IN LAGOS" is a hypnotic afro groove with FELA KUTI spoken samples and street sounds, & an EP highlight! The high energy "SILVER LINING" tribute to HORACE SILVER is top notch!
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Bandura & Sono Rhizmo/RESENSE 038 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: RESENSE038 7
The mysterious RESENSE label returns with Switzerland's BANDURA flying in the "DUKE FROM TRINIDAD" for a true Calypso mash up invasion, the flip is a re-freshing bit of voodoo-jazz straight out of the 1950's. Hot hot hot!
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Basso/BLACKDISCO VOL.8 BASSO'S EP 12"    $12.00
Catalog #: BD08 9
SEBASTIAN GRATZ aka BASSO digs up some high class nuggets to round out the summer months. These four tracks conjure imagery of long nights in sweaty jazz-funk speakeasies from the darkest corners of the globe. Definitely a world vibe here, with some nice vocal and percussive touches. (BLACKDISCO)
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Beat Pharmacy/TRICKS OF THE TRADE 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: TOB035 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. Let's begin with "SOMETIMES IM HAPPY" which melds a functional dancefloor groove with out-there synths. "JIVE AT FIVE" foregrounds the weird & funky. On the flip, "ANALOGUES ANONYMOUS" delivers some echo-drenched pads and metronomic drums. "HOLY STAIN" closes the ep with a...
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Beatconductor/CARIBBEAN PATH 12"    $8.25
Catalog #: SPICY006 9
BEATCONDUCTOR takes us on a sunny ride along a "CARIBBEAN PATH" complete with steel drums and tropical vibes. On the flip are two funky and soulful tracks: "I WOULDN'T WANNA BE LIKE YOU" and "THE SCATSONG". Dope! (SPICY) Repressed and back in stock.
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Beatconductor/JIBARO 12"    $8.25
Catalog #: SPICY005 9
Released in Jan '08 and now repressed. Feats the now classic Latin groover "JIBARO" (featured on his new "BRAND NEW SECONDHAND" CD) along with the bouncey disco cut "DISCO TRAIN" complete with kid sung chorus and vocoder verses and the skanky dub meets soul "OUT OF BONDAGE". Dope! (SPICY)
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Brassroots/GOOD LIFE EP 12"    $12.00
Catalog #: DR044 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. Born out of EAST LONDON, this explosive 8 piece horn/percussion band ooze uber-cool, performing on big talkies and festivals all across Europe, plus a recent KRCW appearance. Big brass versions of INNER CITY's "GOOD LIFE", RADIOHEAD'S "KARMA POLICE" and WHITE STRIPES "7...
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Broki y Hector Calderon/COMPRASA 7"    $10.50
Catalog #: ABCD7002 7
This 2nd 7" in the CANDELA/BITASWEET collabo 7" series sees MILO BROKI of LOCAL 12 partner with salsa staple HECTOR CALDERON for "COMPRASA" a stripped down salsa re-rubbed by AFRONAUGHT himself. Flip for SAMMY AYALA's "PIENSO EN TI" a traditional horn filled salsa number. (ABCD)
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