Super Single // Esnard Boisdur vs Frankie Francis & Simbad Out Now!

Esnard Boisdur is one of the great voices of Gwo Ka – the folkloric rhythm of Guadeloupe.
Frankie Francis & Simbad flip hIs 1991 track ‘Soufwans‘ (Sufferance) into a groove that combines hypnotic percussion and mournful vocals with Detroit-inspired synths and a deep deep bassline.
Trust us this one is a monster on the dancefloor!

“Bad ass hot shit !! right up my alley. killin this one.thanks!”  Osunlade

“…Pairing the melancholy tone and tribal rhythms of the Gwo Ka master’s 1991 release ‘Soufwans’ with metallic Detroit pads and a techy bassline, Messrs Francis and ‘Mbad have created the best spiritual house track I’ve heard in a long time; dense, deep and as dope as you like” Vinyl Factory

Republic of Sofrito // Mix for Red Bull Paris

More rough and ready sounds from the Republic of Sofrito – a mix for Red Bull Studios inspired by a session with DJ Simbad earlier in the year…

Sofrito Island Series // Haiti Direct EP Back in Stock

A1: Claudette et Ti Pierre – Zanmi Camarade (Tropical Treats Edit)
A2: Ti Marcel – Nan Point la Vie (Siwo Version)
B1: Ibo Combo – Mateau
B2: Les Loups Noirs – Pile ou Face

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Sofrito Island Series // Haiti Direct EP by sofrito
Hypnotic Carnival rhythms, DIY electro and Compas experiments from Haiti… (more…)

Vamos Sambar! Hugo Mendez


A nod to the world cup with one of the mixes given out at our warehouse parties back in 2006 – a selection of Soulful Samba grooves, perfect soundtrack for a summer’s day! Taking in the Soul of Tim Maia, the afro-bossa of Os Tinçoas and Os Ipanemas and the big band sound of Sonia Santos – listen and enjoy!

Vamos Sambar! by Sofrito on Mixcloud

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