At 86, legendary guitarist Ernest Ranglin is a defining artist in the development of Jamaican music. With a career of over 50 years, he needs little introduction. Based in the UK, Emotional Rescue is the label in charge of this invaluable reissue, going back 36 years in time.Read More
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Originally released in 1979, Harry Mosco’s Peace & Harmony LP is a hidden gem that touches upon Disco, Funk, Boogie, Soul and Dub. After his death in 2012, the Adelaide-based label Isle of Jura worked closely with his son on the reissue, digging back 40 years for the official release.Read More
Another Brazilian funk landmark, the ‘76 album from Zeca do Trombone and Roberto Sax rotates on a blend of scents coming from traditional Brazilian music and ‘70s jazz from the U.S.Read More
The anticipated debut album from Bobby Oroza dropped last week. This Love is appropriately named after the tune that started it all, back in 2016 when Oroza and the Cold Diamond & Mink production duo first got together in the studio.Read More
With ten tracks music that could’ve been created 40 years ago, that can be heard 40 years from now, Truth Be Told is a masterpiece from Houston-native C.S. Armstrong and his blessed voice.Read More
Announcing their forthcoming debut album - due to come out this spring - The Pendletons introduction couldn’t taste better. The funky soulful duo from San Francisco unveiled a 7’’ with a couple of tracks tapping into the classic soul/boogie sound that rides a wave of ‘70s and early ‘80s funk with ease.Read More
Rolling from the 70’s, with a sweet samba soul, Ronie & Central do Brasil is a brilliant reissue - for the first time in vinyl - by Lisbon-based Mad About Records. The album grooves smoothly with Ronie’s (a.k.a. Ronaldo Mesquita) drums and percussion intertwined with a luxurious use of Fender Rhodes and delicious fingerprints of brazilian samba arrangements.Read More
Strongly influenced by jazz, funk and boogie themes, the producer and multi-instrumentalist from Porto SaiR drops Becoming through Neon Finger Records. Nine tracks, in which the fusion between electric instruments and synthesizers takes us back to a 80’s disco.Read More
The single from Everyday People, “World Full Of People / I’d Like To Stay”, is well known on the modern soul and funk scene and it’s relatively easy to find a copy selling for more than 500 euros. What was always less well known was that there was also an LP by the same band but labeled as People Pleasure With Alive and Well.Read More
Brazil is rhythm disguised as a country. During the 70's and 80’s arranger, producer, composer, instrumentalist Robson Jorge, together with his partner Lincoln Olivetti, sets the foundations of Brazilian soul music. The rare Robson Jorge’s 1977 is a testimony of his genius.Read More
Will Sessions have established themselves as one of Detroit’s must-see live bands, with an extremely varied musical output reflecting their city’s roots. This soulful collective just released a new album called The One, their most cohesive and fully realized original work to date.Read More
August running down the drain with a eclectic choice of 50 tracks that reviews the best we've talked about this month, remembers music icons and rediscovers modern classics.Read More
August playlist carries on with a summary of the best we've showed during this hot few days. Some tracks were not on spotify, so we had to make a little stop to dance in the moonlight.Read More
The first recap coming during sunny August begins and ends with the sweet portuguese accent coming from Brazil. Marcos Valle extensive carreer is honored and followed by the usual summary of artists we've showcased here during this month.Read More
More than just a rare record and definitely more than just a vinyl share for insatiable collectors, Feeling So Good by Kiki Gyan is a prime example of overflowing talent coupled with a passion for music and the hunger for life right at the moment.Read More
Far Out Recordings is preparing a very special release for September. Marking sixty years of Bossa Nova, and twenty years since Marcos Valle’s first release on the label, it is the time to repress Nova Bossa Nova, an era-defining classic from the Brazilian master composer.Read More
The Brazil Edition of Too Slow to Disco is escorted by one of the very best, a certain Mr. Ed Motta. TSTD takes a dive into an often overlooked side of Brazilian music with a 19-track selection of some of the best soul & disco, coming from that dreamy-tropical setting.Read More
Prophet is an underground funk musician from San Francisco, who, until this year, had only put his name to one record: an obscure private-press LP called Right On Time (1984). Now he has a new album, his first in 34 years, still sounding like '84: Wanna Be Your Man, produced primarily with one of o sótão's favorite producers, Mndsgn.Read More
With more than three years of history o sótão has been a secret platform dealing some of the highest carat underground music released by independent artists and labels. It focuses on music made by people that understand it or play it on a superior level.Read More
21 de Outubro. Tinha esta data marcada no calendário. Depois de "Suede", que já tem uns dois anos, depois de "Link Up", depois de "Lyk Dis" e depois de "Get Bigger" a expectativa só podia ser o maior inimigo de "Yes Lawd!". Mas os NxWorries, compostos por Anderson .Paak e Knxwledge, derrotam tudo...
Editado pela Stones Throw Records - a editora perfeita para este projecto - "Yes Lawd!" é uma peça que mistura na perfeição as raízes da música afro-americana. Há muita soul, muito funk, muito jazz, muito hip hop, muita atitude! Aliás a viagem pelo álbum é isso mesmo. Há momentos que fazem lembrar os anos 60'/70' da música negra, outros com samples bem funky e batidas na onda R&B/Hip Hop... Isso tudo conduzido por Knxwledge. É ele que guia este Chevrolet descapotável.
No lugar de passageiro, Anderson Paak. Qual super-herói! Na sua atitude pavoneadora, sem papas na língua... uma espécie de James Brown dos dias de hoje. Nastier, meaner e sexier. Dirige-se ao mulherio: magoando-as ou sendo magoado por elas. Encantado, ajustado, enojado, desapontado, apaixonado por elas. Chamando-lhes de amores e de putas. Prometendo não trair e traindo. Capaz de as endeusar para depois as reduzir a pó na faixa seguinte. Paak é Paak e quando ele te chama bitch é porque és a bitch dele...
Espero ansiosamente pelo momento em que tenha este vinil nas mãos. Não haverá melhor coisa durante uns tempos do que chegar ao Sótão de noite, segurá-los nas mãos, e pô-lo a tocar... sentar-me e deixá-lo. Amei isto à primeira vista, assim como amei a "Suede" cinco segundo após o play. Para a coleção especial do Sótão: "YES LAWD!"