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Matasuna Records, Your Source For Funky Afrobeat & Brazilian Rarities, Reissues & Edits

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When it's time to shake your hips to funky Afro-Latin rhythms, Matasuna has you covered as the label open their musical treasure box. For 2020, they have reissued two rare original versions from the Peruvian band "Bossa 70" for the first time on 7inch. With the new release, two more songs from their popular self-titled album will be officially reissued on a 45. The songs were transferred from the original master tapes and got a new mastering. This is just the tip of the iceberg in the groovy gems which Matasuna has in store. Head over to their Soundcloud and press play for many more treats!

Let The Music Of Bob Baldwin Wisk Your Blues Away On The Album "Henna"


Bob Baldwin's 31st disc is a Brazilian love affair, as the producer gathers an excellent guest lineup of musicians. Ragan Whiteside, Lori Williams, Marion Meadows, Tom Browne, Nils, U-Nam, Walter Beasley and more. Enjoy as one of the finest creators of smooth Jazz/R&B wisks you into a state of pleasure as Latin-tinged fusion captivates your mind and soul.

Rare Footage of Slum Village Live In The D (ft. T3, eLZhi, Baatin, Black Milk & Dwele)


Aiming to leave a mark on the youth, Young RJ of Slum Village kicks the truth on a new single off of his upcoming album with Mega Ran. "PRAY" carries the torch for Slum's unique sound as these two MCs demonstrate their gratitude for survival and the gift of life. An emotional track from Young RJ and Mega Ran's forthcoming project entitled "2 Hands Up"

Produced By Young RJ featuring live drums by Daru Jones.

Detroit native stringz313 provides rare footage of witnessing SV in their prime. Watch from the audience as this great Hip Hop group rock the stage live in their hometown of Detroit back in the early 2000's.

Featuring: T3 and Elzhi
Reunion with Baatin (RIP)
(RIP) Dilla

Special appearances:
Dwele
Black Milk

Gravediggaz, Kool Keith, Extra Prolific, MC Serch & Others Join Kutmasta Kurt On KZSU Radio


It's a Golden Era Hip Hop extravaganza as one of the West Coast's most renowned DJs cuts up on the one's and two's during the late 80's, early and mid-90's. Enjoy hours of flavor in this playlist of Kutmasta Kurt's KZSU radio shows. Funky tunes, plus guests such as Gravediggaz, Kool Keith, Extra Prolific, MC Serch and more.

The Music of Roy Ayers, Reworked by DJay Tiger, Guitarist Tom Ibarra & Tall Black Guy


For 2020, new leaders in the art of the remix pay homage to a musician who is known for shining his light upon the world. The one-and-only Roy Ayers receives a tribute by DJay Tiger, guitarist Tom Ibarra & Tall Black Guy as each artist provides a rework to remember.

Nod your head to the top-notch flow of AZ as he rhymes over the music of Roy Ayers on "Still Alive". The 1st single from the forthcoming DJay Tiger #mashup project "#RoyAyers - Uncommon Ubiquity feat #AZ"


Guitarist Tom Ibarra brings new energy to a Roy Ayers classic on his exciting 2020 revisit to "Everybody Loves The Sunshine".

Arranged by Tom Ibarra - Guitar & Bass
Vocal arrangement by Maë Defays
Drums & Keys arrangement by Etibar Asadli
Mixed and mastered by Etibar Asadli

Let your mind and soul go running as Tall Black Guy delivers some love from the sun on "Look Into The Wisdom", A Tribute To Roy Ayers. TBG keeps you bouncing as he fuses a variety of musical influences for one electrified and soulful new perspective of Roy's music.

The Frequency Of R&B Duo BlacLuve Is Here To Make You Feel Some Kinda Way


Inspired by J Dilla and with a unique sound of their own, this talented couple are bringing the head-nod back to R&B music. Enjoy the music of Blacluve: a soulful soundtrack powered by love and fueled by their being on their self-titled debut.

Composer Dexter Wansel Recalls Working With Gamble & Huff, The Jones Girls, Ray Charles & Others


Great stories recalled by the great Dexter Wanzel as he delves deep into a journey of working with numerous legends. The Wansel story brings experiences of life and music with legends such as Muddy Waters, Hendrix, Pendergrass, Wonder, Ray Charles, Gamble & Huff and more. Enjoy music and words as Wansel describes a behind-the-scenes look into how he wrote some of his classics such as "Nights Over Egypt" by The Jones Girls and other great tunes. The interview with this esteemed composer and Ultimate Beats and Breaks contributor begins at the 1:14:00 mark.

Singer Annalé Creates Magic With R&B Greats Musiq Soulchild & Stokley


"Entering a musical landscape brimming with a multitude of independent artists vying for virtual attention online can be a daunting task. But when your debut single “Roses” lands in the top 20 on the Billboard charts, trepidation fades away as success transitions from a dream into reality.


The 24-year-old Los Angeles-based singer Annalé effortlessly combines elements of Neo-Soul, pop and R&B. With an eponymous debut album featuring the likes of 90s R&B icon Stokley Williams (of Mint Condition) and being touted by outlets such as SoulTracks, Bossip, and SingersRoom as a star on the rise, Annalé is set to make a major impact with her dynamic upcoming album with Mako Management." http://mako-ent.com/annale

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