Tropical Explosion with Vik Sohonie (Ostinato Records)

Tropical Explosion with Vik Sohonie (Ostinato Records)

29 April 2017
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Tropical Temple x Beatroot present TROPICAL EXPLOSION: A dancefloor journey through the vaults of music from planet earth.

For the SIXTH edition of TROPICAL EXPLOSION, we've merged forces with the folks behind Beatroot and will be bringing back Vik Sohonie, the head honcho of Ostinato Records for his latest compilation release party - Synthesize The Soul on Saturday, 29 April at Montreux Jazz Cafe, Singapore.

LINE UP:
Vik Sohonie (Ostinato Records)
Anand N (Beatroot)
Kenneth F (Beatroot)
Kusto (Tropical Temple)

FIRST DRINK CHARGE: $15 NETT

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SYNTHESIZE THE SOUL: ASTRO-ATLANTIC HYPNOTICA FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS 1973 - 1988

Ostinato Records was set up in 2015 by Vik Sohonie to tell in-depth stories revealing lesser known music cultures from across the African continent and its diaspora in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

With critically acclaimed releases from Haiti, which won 5 stars from Songlines Magazine as “the most surprising compilation of 2016”; Cape Verde, which sold out in Europe before the release date, was rated “Album of the Week” at Sounds of the Universe record shop in London, and “Album of the Day” on Bandcamp; and a first of its kind compilation of sounds from Somalia before the civil war, Ostinato Records combines on the ground research, story telling, and meticulous curation to produce compilations The Vinyl District calls “downright sterling.” The sounds are a blend of traditional and modern, and everything in between, with a focus on rhythmic complexity and sophisticated musicianship to shatter your perceptions of where in the world the best music was actually made.

Ostinato’s compilations have been featured by RFI Musique in France, CBC Radio in Canada, NPR, PRI, and KCRW in the US, VICE in the UK and Italy, NRK in Norway, RTP in Portugal, PBS Radio in Australia, and Songlines Magazine.

SYNTHESIZE THE SOUL: ASTRO-ATLANTIC HYPNOTICA FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS 1973 - 1988

"Easily one of the most intriguing and ear-opening records in a long time." - CBC Radio (Canada)

"An expertly curated experience of one of the late-20th Century’s most thrilling musical encounters." - The Playground UK

"A compilation to revel in." - The Arts Desk

"Those of the caliber of Synthesize The Soul are rare." - RFI Musique

“Dare I say this will be the best African music compilation of 2017” — Irmaos Makossa DJ collective

TANBOU TOUJOU LOU: MERINGUE, KOMPA KREYOL, VODOU JAZZ, & ELECTRIC FOLKLORE FROM HAITI 1960 - 1981

“A treasure trove of discovery and innovation” — Slug Magazine

“Stone wall winner all around” — The Vinyl District

“Some of the most joyous and life-affirming music to be found anywhere” — Afro Pop

“Five stars, a must have, a total treasure.” — KCRW Radio

“What a superb compilation this is. Right now this is the most surprising compilation of 2016.” — Songlines Magazine

Check out the compilations here: www.ostinatorecords.bandcamp.com

Listen! www.soundcloud.com/ostinatorecords

Read about Ostinato's journey to Somalia: http://www.okayafrica.com/audio/somalia-music-golden-age-lost-sounds/

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DESIGNS BY:
KARIN AUE
karinaue.com/karin-aue