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Yoruba Singers
Fighting For Survival

Holding the prestigious title of longest running music group from Guyana (since 1971 would you believe!), Yoruba Singers created a blend of traditional rhythms, Highlife influenced guitar and calypso. Fighting for Survival was originally released in 1981 and is considered to be the band's finest.&nbs...view item »


Thing
Thing

Before Swedish-Norwegian free-jazz rockers The Thing, there was Bostonian jazz-fusers Thing. About two decades before. But the name is about where the similarities end, for the latter and present Thing, consisting of seven musicians, specialised in rather funkier Davis- or Weather Report...view item »


Evans Pyramid
Evans Pyramid

If you're a fan of genre-hopping musical polymaths, you'll want to pick up this re-press of Evans Pyramid, an anthology gathering together '70s boogie-disco genius Evans Pyramid's best work. This limited-edition, hand-pressed vinyl, out on Cultures Of Soul, features rare singles including "Never Gonna Leave You", "I Want Yo...view item »


Various
Tokyo Nights: Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 81-88

With Japan’s economic boom of the 1980s came the neon wonderlands of metropolises like Tokyo and Osaka. These futuristic cities, all bright lights and new money, needed a soundtrack, and in the genre of City Pop they got one. An amalgamation of electro-funk, r 'n' b, techno-pop and soul, City Pop’s quirky style has worn well and now ...view item »


Various
Bombay Disco Volume 2

Cultures Of Soul take you deeper into the bazaars of India than any other label. A second Bombay Disco adventure is upon us. Gleaming disco explorations, marching funk and hidden alley grooves will get your skeleton going. Greats on this include B Lahiri, A Bhosle and RD...view item »


Junior Byron
Trying To Hold On

Continuing its mission to unearth and reissue unaffordably essential Caribbean cuts, Culture of Soul present Junior Byron’s 1984 groover 'Trying To Hold On'. Part reggae, part disco boogie, all party starter, Running Back main man Gerd Janson is also on hand to combine the two original versi...view item »


Benjamin Ball
I Just Keep Dancing

Taken from Benjamin Ball’s 1984 debut album Paulina and the second single taken from Cultures of Soul’s Boogie Breakdown compilation of South African synth disco alongside The Cannibals and Harari. Contains original disco boogie mix, backed with an edit by Boston de...view item »


Evans Pyramid
Never Gonna Leave You / Dip Drop

Here’s another rare disco treasure pulled out of a dusty old crate and put back into circulation by benevolent tune selectors. Evans Pyramid dropped these 2 gorgeous numbers in 1978: Never Gonna Leave You and Dip Drop are ...view item »
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SJOB Movement
Friendship Train

SJOB Movement made their second and final album Friendship Train in 1977, with leader (and prominent Nigerian session musician) Prince Bola Agbana at the helm. Friendship Train is a funky piece of w...view item »


Various
Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth-Disco 80-84

A whole disco revolution missed out on by the world because of a UN cultural boycott? Bloody UN, taking our disco. No longer! Here come Cultures of Soul with a collection of some of the key players on Africa during the 80s, two tracks of each from Harari, The Cannibals, Neville Nash, Ben...view item »


Benjamin Ball
Flash A Flashlight

Lesser-known reggae-disco from Benjamin Ball, with his early 80’s tune Flash A Flashlight. It skanks out and boogies up all at the same time! In addition to the original track, the B-side holds 2 different brand new remixes by Gerd Jans...view item »
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Various
Tropical Disco Hustle Volume 2

There is surely no title like Tropical Disco Hustle to prompt happiness and a will to dance… apart from Tropical Disco Hustle 2! This carefully compiled collection is full of tracks both classic and rare from various Caribbean countries, and is delicious as you might expect. Double LP or CD from Cultures of Soul....view item »
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Asha Bhosle / Bappi Lahiri
Jab Chaye / Dance Music (Brother Cleve Re-Edits)

Some super funky Hindi jams from Asha Bhosle & Bappi Lahiri. Jab Chaye / Dance Music are two reworks by Brother Cleve of these Hindi film music bangers. Full of dreamy vocals, sweeping strings and traditional Indian percussion with some modern tricks plopped on for good measure. Limit...view item »
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Various
Tropical Disco Hustle

It seems like no part of the world has evaded disco’s ubiquitous inuence, including the Caribbean. The Caribbean in the late '70s and early '80s was a hotbed of musical activity and this compilation focuses on the best disco-inuenced tracks from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. All of the tracks here were ocially licensed and...view item »
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Asha Bhosle
Udi Baba

Bollywood and disco went together like poppadoms and mango chutney at the height of the disco era, with almost every type of film having a disco track. This 12” vinyl features a re-edit of Udi Baba by Asha Bhosle. A subtly spiced taste of things to come from the documentary Bombay Disco, an examination of this meeting of g...view item »
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Various
Bombay Disco

Oh, this is nice! Here's a carefully picked selection of disco-flavoured Bollywood classics from the late '70s and early '80s. I've been having a very good time listening to this but its basic premise is so self-explanatory that I'm struggling to find much to expand on that. It's been lovingly compiled by a character called Brother Cleve who has...view item »
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Various
World's Funkiest Covers

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Stanton Davis' Ghetto/Mysticism
Brighter Days

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