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VARIOUS: Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae From 1979 To 1988

Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae From 1979 To 1988Most people probably won’t have pegged Boston, Mass. as a locus of quality roots reggae but for at least a decade from the late seventies onwards, it certainly was – as new Cultures Of Soul compilation, Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae From 1979 To 1988, decisively reveals. Turns out that not only was Boston digging reggae before 1979, it was digging it before Exodus boosted Bob

APOSTLES: ‘Banko Woman/ Faith, Luck & Music’ 7″ (2017)

APOSTLES:  'Banko Woman/ Faith, Luck & Music' 7Crate digger label extraordinaire Cultures Of Soul have, in recent memory, explored Caribbean disco, Bollywood disco, and Brazilian funk. For this forthcoming release however, they turn their attentions to Nigeria to bring two ‘never before on 45’ LP cuts by Nigerian afro-funkers Apostles to seven inch wax. The A-side features the afro-disco title track off the 1977 Banko Woman LP which is

VARIOUS: The Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk (2015)

Cultures of Soul Brasileiro Treasure BoxRating: ★★★★★ The good ship Cultures of Soul continues its voyage through the global history of soul music’s past and having recently visited India, the Carribbean and Brazil in search of lost disco gems it returns once more to Brazil to fill the hold with new booty though in this case the coffers have been stuffed with an impeccable selection of Brazilian funk, soul and psychedelia – or some

VARIOUS: Tropical Disco Hustle Vol. 2 (2015)

Tropical Disco Hustle Vol 2Having swanned around India twice in the last year or so (for two volumes of Bombay Disco) and then headed to Brazil (for the Brazilian Boogie Connection) the Cultures Of Soul label crew don’t appear to have been scratching their heads about where to head to next for disco diamonds. Why it’s back to the Carribbean of course for Tropical Disco Hustle Vol. 2!

VARIOUS: Bombay Disco 2 (2014)

Bombay Disco 2If Bombay Disco failed to satisfy your fascination with disco-era filmi themes fear not! Get your leisure suit/ Halston dress on once more as the Cultures Of Soul label – under the guidance of chief disco-digger Brother Cleve – goes all ‘Bombay the hard way’ on the crates of mouldy second hand vinyl to be found throughout the teeming sub-continent. And that’s a lot of music to