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Published on 17/01/2023 8:00 pm

Another year with loads of amazing music! Each of us picked some of our favorite records from 2022 and mixed them up in a live set. Enjoy!

Mike’s 2022 favorites:

1. ROMANCE – Once upon a time – from ONCE UPON A TIME (Ecstatic)

2. TOWA TEI – Nomadologie – from LP (We Release Whatever the Fuck We Want)

3. NICK HAKIM – Vertigo – from COMETA (Ato Records)

4. SOYUZ (COIO3) – Glance (​М​г​н​о​в​е​н​и​е​) – from FORCE OF THE WIND (Mr. Bongo)

5. KRAAK & SMAAK – Scirocco – from SCIROCCO (Boogie Angst)

6. DIP IN THE POOL – What about this love (Chaos In The CBD remix) – from WHAT ABOUT THIS LOVE (Mule Musiq)

7. DJ PYTHON – Angel – from CLUB SENTIMENTAL VOL. 02 (Incienso)

8. RAMZI – Foggi (feat. Priori) – from HYPHEA (Music From Memory)

9. ARNHEIM – Let me realize you (feat. Emm) – from TOUCHING BASS PRESENTS: SOON COME (Touching Bass)

10. ÀBÁSE – Ile ye – from LAROYÊ (Oshu Records)

11. WAJEED – Remember – from MEMOIRS OF HIGH-TECH JAZZ (Tresor)


13. ROSALÍA – Como un G – from MOTOMAMI (Columbia)

Giuseppe’s 2022 favorites

14. GUTS – Estrellas (versión polvo) – from ESTRELLAS (Heavenly Sweetness)

15. FRANZ TUERNAL – Koultans – from HUNEE SELECTS: MELODIES RECORD CLUB #003 (Melodies International)

16. J.M. ROTIN – Le ou lov’ – from ENERGY (Liso Music)

17. SÉLÈNE SAINT-AIMÉ – Potomitan – from POTOMITAN (Komos)

18. OKI – Afghan herbal garden – from TONKORI IN THE MOONLIGHT 1996-2006 (Mais Um Discos)

19. LEE TRACY & ISAAC MANNING – Love is everlasting – from IS IT WHAT YOU WANT? (Athens of the North)

20. LAURA MICHELE – You always hurt the one you love – from AMERICA DREAM RESERVE (Smiling C)

21. BONFIM – U know you can – from BONFIN (Bonfim)

22. DELLY ROLLIES & FRIENDS 82 – Licik – from LICIK (Jiwa Jiwa)

23. RUBEL – Colégio – from CASAS (Dorileo)

24. AYANDA SIKADE – Mithandazo Yeengelosi – from Umakhulu (Afrosynth)



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SOME OF RECORDS WE BOUGHT AND LOVED IN 2022 (in alphabetical order, by label)

Artist – Title – Label

Kiyoshi Yamaya, Toshiko Yonekawa, Kifu Mitsuhashi Wamono Groove (Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk ’76) 180g
Various Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol. 1 180g
Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Fell From The Sun (Downtempo and After Hours 1990-1991) Ace
Ayanda Sikade Umakhulu Afrosynth Records
After Dinner Paradise of Replica Aguirre Records
Interactive Music Interactive Music All Night Flight
Mr Fingers Amnesia Alleviated Music
Koichi Matsukaze Trio feat. Ryojiro Furusawa At The Room 427 ALM Records, BBE
Orchestre Massako Orchestre Massako Analog Africa
Ti-Fock Mafate Anitako Records, Kabay Reunion Island
Moor Mother Jazz Codes Anti
Various For The Love Of You 2.1 Athens of the North
Nick Hakim Cometa ATO Records
DJ Black Low Uwami II Awesome Tapes from Africa
Teno Afrika Where You Are Awesome Tapes from Africa
Brown Sugar, Cassandra, Jean Barrett Free / Love Me Sweeter Tonight / For The Love Of You Backatcha Records
Billy Woods Aethiopes Backwoodz Studios
Various Vapordub: An Introduction To Contemporary Psychedelic Music Bamboo Shows
Various We Are The Children Of The Sun BBE
Brian Jackson This is Brian Jackson BBE
Jazzanova Strata Records (The Sound Of Detroit Reimagined By Jazzanova) BBE, Strata Records, 180 Proof Records
Gaoulé Mizik, Michel Laurent Excursions in Gwoka Vol. 1 Beauty & the Beat
Antal Heitlager Beyond Space And Time 002 Beyond Space And Time
Various Busy Is Good Big Nice Records
Michael J. Blood As Is Blood
Nduduzo Makhathini In the Spirit of Ntu Blue Note
Kraak & Smaak Scirocco Boogie Angst
Kokoroko Could We Be More Brownswood Recordings
STR4TA Str4tasfear Brownswood Recordings
Oksana Linde Aquatic And Other Worlds 1983-1989 Buh Records
Saâda Bonaire 1992 Captured Tracks
Deep South Band Deep South Is / A Touch Of Soul Clap City Records
Harvey Sutherland And Bermuda Priestess / Bravado Clarity Recordings
Almir Ricardi Festa Funk Coco Discos
Miles Davis Miles Davis Live (What It Is) (Montreal 7/7/83) Columbia
Rosalía Motomami Columbia, Sony Music
Various Comet Afro Rhythms Vol 2 Comet Records
Marcos Saudade Comets Coming
Stella Zekri Détends-Toi Cosmic Romance
Bayete (Todd Cochran) Worlds Around the Sun Craft Recordings, Prestige
Various Tanamur City (Indonesian AOR, City Pop And Boogie 1979 To 1991) Cultures Of Soul Records, Peels Records
Vieux Farka Touré et Khruangbin Ali Dead Oceans
Various The Best of Chi-Sound Records 1976-1984 Demon Records
Various Gladys Palmera compiled by Andy Gray Discos Gladys Palmera
Jocy de Oliveira Raga Na Amazônia Discos Nada
Bitchin Bajas Bajascillators Drag City
New Life Trio Visions of the Third Eye Early Future
Hiroshi Sato All Of Me Eastworld
Luciano Cilio Dialoghi Del Presente EMI,
Brenda Ray Perfume of the Soul Emotional Rescue
Joyce Feminina (Produced Arranged And Conducted By Claus Ogerman) Far Out Recordings
Hermeto Pascoal E Grupo Planetário Da Gávea Far Out Recordings
Daniel Maunick Persistence Far Out Recordings
Various Vacation From My Mind Forager Records
Cleo Sol Mother Forever Living Originals
Sault Air Forever Living Originals
Bachir Attar with Eliott Sharp In New York Fortuna Records, Dikraphone
Tonico 70 Vic’l Four Flies Records
Various Paisà Got Soul (Soul, AOR & Disco In Italy 1977​-​1986) Four Flies Records
Compass Compass Rises Frederiksberg Records
Roy Davis Jr. Wind Of Change Friendsome Records
Omar-S Can’t Change FXHE Records
Neu! 50! Groenland Records
Various Milagros Del Ritmo – Obscure Rhythmic Tunes From 1988 -1991 Harmonie Exotic
Laurent Bardainne & Tigre D’eau Douce Hymne Au Soleil Heavenly Sweetness
Kham Meslien Fantômes…Futurs Heavenly Sweetness
Guts Estrellas Heavenly Sweetness
Various La Torre Ibiza Volumen Cuatro Hostal La Torre Recordings
Haruka Nakamura Nujabes Pray Reflections Hyde Out Productions
Various Hyperituals Volume 1 Soul Note Hyperjazz
Delfonic & Kapote Illegal Jazz Vol. 2.1 Illegal Jazz Records
The Comet Is Coming Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam Impulse!
DJ Python Club Sentimientos vol 2 Incienso
Huerco S. Plonk Incienso
Carlos Nino and Friends Extra Presence International Anthem
Charles Stepney Step On Step International Anthem Recording Company, The Charles Stepney Masters
Accura Five X Five Invisible City Editions
Various Instrumental Dubs #1 Isle of Jura
Gianni Brezzo Tutto Passa Jakarta Records
Delly Rollies & Friends 82 / Dea Barandana Licik Jiwa Jiwa
Various Borga Revolution! (Ghanaian Dance Music In The Digital Age, 1983-1992) (Volume 1) Kalita Records
Sélène Saint-Aimé Potomitan Komos
Ron Morelli Ron’s Torture / Gun Smoke L.I.E.S. Records
Various Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Legacy, Sony Music
Sunstroke Nothing’s Wrong In Paradise Libreville Records
Guy Cuevas Totāl Cuevas Libreville Records
Sandy B Lion’s Drums Edits Lion’s Drums
Jorge Galemire Segundos Afuera Little Butterfly Records
Bassfort Moon Shadow / Moon Light (10th Anniversary Mixes) Local Talk
Alhaji Waziri Oshomah Volume 1-5 1978-1984 Boxset Luaka Bop
Don Beto Nossa Imaginação Mad About Records, Som Livre
Ndikho Xaba and the Natives Ndikho Xaba and the Natives Matsuli Music
Hunee Selects Digital Justice / Dorothy Ashby / Frantz Tuernal Melodies Record Club 003 Melodies International
Kieran Hebden Looking At Your Pager Ministry Of Sound, Three Six Zero Recordings
Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru Spielt Eigene Kompositionen Mississippi Records
Susumu Yokota Baroque Modern Obscure Music
Tatsuro Yamashita Softly Moon Records
Carl Erdmann Bizzarrophytes Morning Trip
Idrissa Soumaoro, L’Eclipse De L’I.J.A. Le Tioko-Tioko Mr Bongo
Luke Una É Soul Cultura Mr Bongo
Soyuz Force of the Wind Mr Bongo
Stimela Rewind Mr Bongo
Various With Love Volume 1 compiled by Miche Mr Bongo
Arthur Verocai Arthur Verocai (50 year anniversary edition) Mr Bongo
Tumi Mogorosi Group Theory: Black Music Mushroom Hour Half Hour, New Soil
Cumbia Moderna De Soledad Crees Que Soy Sexy Mushroom Pillow
The Zenmenn Bella Fantasia Music From Memory
Alex Ho Move Through It Music From Memory
Ramzi Hyphea Music from Memory
The Zenmenn and John Moods Hidden Gem Music from Memory
Alex Figueira Juicy Music With Soul! Records
The Detroit Escalator Co. Soundtrack [313] + 4 Musique Pour La Danse
The Brother Moves On $/he Who Feeds You… Owns You Native Rebel
Louie Vega Joy Universal / Igobolo (Feelin’ Love) Nervous Records
Nu Genea Bar Mediterraneo NG Records
Oceanic Choral Dance Nous’klaer Audio
Various Amapiano Now NTS
Jeff Phelps Magnetic Eyes Numero Group
Branko Mataja Over Fields and Mountains Numero Group
Various V4 Visions (Of Love & Androids) Numero Group, V4 Visions
Los Kenya ¡Siempre Afro-Latino! Olindo
Horace Andy Midnight Scorchers On-U Sound
Horace Andy Midnight Rockers On-U Sound
Abase Laroyê Oshu Records
Noori & His Dorpa Band Beja Power: Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan’s Red Sea Coast Ostinato Recordings
Space Ghost Private Paradise Pacific Rhythm
Yasuaki Shimizu Kiren Palto Flats
Flickk Prime Suspect Peoples Potential Unlimited
Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers pgLang, Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records
Terekke 2 The World Plant Age Digital Sound
Prins Thomas 8+9 Prins Thomas Musikk
The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited Dream Queen P-Vine
Joseph Malik Diverse Part 3 Ramrock Red
Various Folk Funk & Trippy Troubadours Volume One Re:warm
Regina James Dancin’ In The Flames Of Love Regrooved
Charles Mingus The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s Resonance Records, Jazz Workshop
Donald Byrd and the Blackbirds Live at the Jazz Workshop, Boston September 4th 1973 Room on Fire
Needs Needs (Not Wants) (Retrospective Part 1) Rush Hour
Soichi Terada Asakusa Lights Remixes Rush Hour
Arp Frique Paa / Baba Love Rush Hour
Sauce And Dogs Sauce And Dogs II Sauce And Dogs
Various Incantations Séance Centre
Various America Dream Reserve Smiling C
Mark de Clive-Lowe & Friends Freedom (Celebrating the Music of Pharoah Sanders) Soul Bank Music
Tania Maria Come With Me Soul Brother Records
The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari Grounation Soul Jazz
Charles Amoah Sweet Vibration Soundway
Various Síntesis Moderna (An Alternative Vision Of Argentinian Music 1980-1990) Soundway
Sai Galaxy Get It As You Move Soundway
Ronald Langestraat Light Years Away South of North
Jéroboam Freakshow Space Grapes
The Kahil El’Zabar Quartet A Time For Healing Spiritmuse Records
Various Spirit Of France Spiritmuse Records
Surya Botofasina Everyone’s Children Spiritmuse Records
The Pyramids Aomawa (The 1970s Recordings) Strut
Bennie Maupin & Adam Rudolph Symphonic Tone Poem for Brother Yusef Strut
Balka Sound Balka Sound Strut
Various John Sinclair Presents Detroit Artists Workshop: Community, Jazz and Art in the Motor City 1965-1981 Strut
Various Italian Dancefloor Outsiders 1987-1994 Thank You
Ghia Curaçao Blue The Artless Cuckoo
Folie 2 Folie 2 Themes For Great Cities
Various Lèspri Ka : New Directions in Gwoka Music from Guadeloupe 1981​-​2010 Time Capsule, Séance Centre
Various Touching Bass presents: Soon Come Touching Bass
Wajeed Memoirs of High Tech Jazz Tresor
Telephone Man Angel Tropic Of Love Music
Tony Bizarro Tony Bizarro Vampi Soul
Various Viento Sur – Experimental & Fusion Music from Argentina, A Retrospective from Melopea Discos Vampi Soul
Various Vega Records 5 Pack Unreleased III Vega Records
Rada Upadesa Wah Wah Records
Erich Kleinschuster 6tet ORF 1968-69/1968-70/1968-71 WallenBink
Makoto Matsushita First Light Warner Music Japan
Taro Nohara Poly-Time Signatures / Forest of the Shrine We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want
Towa Tei Towa Tei LP We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want
Interior Interior We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records
Disco Arabesquo Sharayet El Disco (Egyptian Disco & Boogie Cassettes 1982-1992) Wewantsounds
Ziad Rahbani Houdou Nisbi Wewantsounds
Fairuz فيروز Kifak Inta كيفك إنت Wewantsounds
Freddie Hubbard Music Is Here – Live at ORTF Paris 1973 Wewantsounds
Makaya McCraven In These Times XL Recordings, International Anthem Recording Company, Nonesuch
Yaeji EP 1 + 2 Yaeji self-produced


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Episode 17 – Our best of 2022 – 17.01.23