Friends / Links

Below are links to some of our favourite online resources for far-out musical adventures…

Independent Record Labels:

Crammed Discs (Belgium) –some of the best genre-bending music from Western Europe & beyond

Finders Keepers Records (England) –reissuing lost classics, primarily from Eastern Europe & the Middle East

Constellation Records (Canada) –wildly innovative new Canadian music

ZZK Records (Argentina) –digital folklore grooves from across South America

Sublime Frequencies (USA) –digging up amazing obscure sounds from Asia and Africa

Analog Africa (Germany) –reissues and compilations of the funkiest forgotten African records

Awesome Tapes from Africa (USA) –reissues of old African cassettes; East Africa and beyond

Songlines Recordings (Canada) –avant-garde jazz from North America & beyond

Tru Thoughts (England) –new forward-thinking groove music from Britain, South America, etc.

Strut Records (England) –new releases and reissues, with a focus on funk and soul

Luaka Bop (USA) –David Byrne’s world music label from 1988; reissues and new releases

Cuneiform Records (USA) –avant garde rock and jazz of the weird North

Nyege Nyege Tapes (Uganda) –beautifully bizarre electronic music and more from East Africa and so on…

On The Corner (England) –futuristic sounds from everywhere, but still respectful of traditions

Multi Culti (Canada) –outsider electronic music with a human heart

Music Blogs:

Cassette Blog  –experimental/dance music of Latin America

Okayafrica  –new musical horizons from across Africa

Awesome Tapes from Africa –awesome cassette obscurities from across the continent

Les Inrockuptibles –the French, more open-minded version of Rolling Stone

Prog not Frog   –database of global progressive rock

Istanbul Music    –best artists by country

Latinbutcool   –new South American grooves.. impeccable taste.

Oro   –oldies but goodies, mostly from West Africa

Progarchives –encyclopedia of progressive rock

Exclaim! –covering independent music of all kinds, Canadian and worldwise

Ride the Tempo –Canadian indie and experimental music

Weird Canada –the strange and white north

Human Rights / Music Related:

Freemuse  –advocating for freedom of expression for musicians

Nomadic Wax  –hip hop and global awareness

Tanzania Heritage Project –archiving Tanzania’s musical heritage

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