Disco Arabesqueo is an Amsterdam based digger who specialises in lost Arabic treasures. A lot of his jams are heavily influenced by Western music of the ’70/80s, and they all highlight a journey of cultural-contamination and a contemporary generation searching for a new identity. I came across his Soundcloud page and instantly fell in love with his selections, and trust me this community is scarce! — Jamal aka Moving Still
Tracklist from Amel’s mix —
01 Abdellah Oumbadougou – Talla Talline Manine
02 Yangogo – Iksenadou Oussouf Bastickne Tarha (Featuring Sally Nyolo)
03 Alawiya – Sama Des Faqirat
04 Souad Asla- Chaillah
05 Idir – Cteduyi
06 Karim Ziad- La illaha ila allah
07 Orchestre National de Barbes- Sidi Yahia Bnet Paris
08 Karim Ziad, Oummo sangari- Merhba Bik
09 Le meilleur de Cheb KHALED – Shab el baroud
10 Bouabdaliya – Choeur
Woweembeem Mixtape 031 was compiled and edited by DiscoArabesquo
OK folks so this one’s been a year in the making. Not that it took a year to edit, just been sitting on the tracks for 10 / 11 months. Anyway, this moment in time feels perfect. I love the intensity of Algerian & North African singing. Unbelievable stuff. If and when the armageddon comes, I know who should soundtrack it. Big love to Amel, queen of Dublin, Algiers, and everywhere really. Thanks so much for the amazing music.
Tracklist from Gib’s mix —
01. Mandingo Griot Society & Don Cherry – Sounds from the Bush
02. Unknown VA – Ouled Bambara
03. Unknown – Madimak
04. Electro-Dschungel – Kebabtraume
05. Wallias Band – Muziqawi Silt
06. Amrals Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Drum Orchestra – The World Is A Ghetto
07. Richard Horowitz – Bandit Nrah Master of Rajasthan
08. Codona – Codona
09. Roland Bocquet – Exotique
10. Zazou Bikaye – M’Pasil Ya M’Pamba
Woweembeem Mixtape 030 was compiled by Amel Yacef and edited by Papa Lou.
Superb selection from everyone’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll drummer / Spindizzy Records front-of-house Gib Cassidy. Not just a pretty face & warm personality.. what a man!
Here’s last tracklist from Veronica’s mix last time:
01. Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra – Rowing Down The River
02. Reggae Regular – Black Skin Boys
03. The Dynamics – Bring Me Up
04. Dubmatrix – Ain’t Got No Love (Dub)
05. Super T – West Bound D Train
06. Alpha & Omega – Who Is the Ruler
07. Jennifer Lara – Tell Me Where
08. Jah Shaka feat. Aswad – Behold Him
09. King Tubby – Invasion
10. Mad Professor & Lee Perry – Drummer Boy (Dub)
Woweembeem Mixtape 029 was compiled by Gib Cassidy and edited by Jaz Somun
We’re back! In full effect!
Lovely reggae & dub mix here supplied by DJ VV.
Whack it on full blast and kick back lads.
It’s the summertime!
Here’s last tracklist from Matt Deasy’s mix last time:
01. Hany – Badaouiah (The Female Bedouin)
02. Admas – Anchi Bale Game
03. Cortijo & His Time Machine – Gumbo
04. Jean Delin – La Foi
05. Octávio Burnier – Dança infernal
06. Marcos Resende & Index – Terra de Vera Cruz
07. Xalam – ndiguel
08. Msafiri Zawose – Pole Pole
09. Haruomi Hosono – Mabui Dance #2
10. Yanti Bersaudara – Lembur Kuring
Woweembeem Mixtape 028 was compiled by DJ VV and edited by Jaz Somun
Amazing selection of tracks this week from our boy Matt Deasy, taking cuts from Latin America, Japan, Africa and more. Lovely mix of world jazz, funk, disco, reggae and even ambient. Ace.
Here’s last week’s tracklist:
01. Awatinas – Mama Rosario
02. The Dixie Cups – Iko Iko
03. Tabu Ley – Nairobi
04. Mulatu Astatke – Cha Cha
05. Owiny Sigoma Band – Odera Lwar
06. Quantic – Le Callejera
07. Moneymen and the Super 5 International – Life
08. Pat Thomas and Ebo Taylor – No Money No Love
09. Fehdah – Kathmandu
10. Fangwana Experience – Kononi
Woweembeem Mixtape 027 was compiled by Matt Deasy and edited by Papa Lou.
Our boy Dan Whelan supplies the jams this time round. Dan plays guitar in Yankari & loads of other killer Dublin bands. He’s funky AF.
Our last party was arguably the best. Huge vibes at The Sugar Club! We’re back there in May – keep it in mind.
Here’s the track list from Louis’s mix last time.
01. Samuel Yirga – Yeh Bati Koyita
02. Francis Bebey – Vesperal
03. Leong Lau – Salem Abdullah
04. Gabriella Ghermandi – Atse Tewodros
05. Dengue Fever – Monsoon Of Perfume
06. Vincente Vásquez D. – Zapateo En Menor
07. Dobet Gnahoré – Palea
08. Rajery – Misahotaka Ny Akama
09. Jeffrey Smith – Afro Blue
10. Morena Leraba – Mehau
Woweembeem Mixtape 026 was compiled by Dan Whelan and edited by Papa Lou.
First mixtape of the yr with some deep and satisfying afro / jazz / folk music from Samuel Yirgo (formerly of Dub Colossus), Francis Bebey, Dengue Fever & more.
Have a safe, fun & rewarding 2018 guys.
Here’s the tracklist from Robin’s Japanese ambient special:
01. Hiroshi Yoshimura – Green
02. Ichiko Hashimoto – Opening The Door Of Heaven There Overflowed The Orange Shine
03. The Water Melon Group – The Gate Of Japonesia
04. Toshifumi Hinata _ Sarah’s Crime
05. Yoshio Ojima _ Esplanade (live)
06. SeigÇn Ono _ Mallets
07. Yasuaki Shimizu _ Umi No Ue Kara
08. Ryuichi Sakamoto _ Okinawa Song Chin Nuku Juushii
09. Haruomi Hosono _ Sports Men
10. Yellow Magic Orchestra _ Pure Jam
Woweembeem Mixtape 025 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou.