Eclectic Vibes

by Andrew Frey

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Jaya Lakshmi - Sublime

Jaya Lakshmi - Sublime

Jaya Lakshmi
Sublime
Label: Sequoia Records

Continuing on with her tradition of utilizing top talent and great producers to produce a very NOW direction to her offerings of Bhakti yoga. This Kirtan themed voyage of chant, chill and grace will carry the listener to alcoves of serenity and blissful platitudes.

Jaya Lakshmi Website

Rupa and the April Fishes - ExtraOrdinary Rendition

Rupa and the April Fishes - ExtraOrdinary Rendition

Rupa and the April Fishes
ExtraOrdinary Rendition
Label: Cumbancha Records

Etherial and whimsical whisperings spoken thru the flickering flame of chanteuse Rupa Marya. Tantalized with a multicultural temptation of sultry awareness amidst the occasional Euro spin, raga, or mariachi interlude. Superb.

Rupa and the April Fishes Website

Juno Reactor - Gods and Monsters

Juno Reactor - Gods and Monsters

Juno Reactor
Gods and Monsters
Label: Metropolis Records

Genre crossing techno united by a vast array of amazing musicians.

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Putumayo Presents - Café Cubano

Putumayo Presents - Café Cubano

Putumayo Presents
Café Cubano
Label: Putumayo World Music

Envision relaxing at a café on the coast of Cuba exploring the musical heritage evoked by this culturally rich island. From guajiras, trovas, sones, boleros and the nueva trova movement, experience the majestic musical facets and performers presented here.

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Musicians For Minneapolis - 57 Songs For the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort

Musicians For Minneapolis - 57 Songs For the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort

Musicians For Minneapolis
57 Songs For the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort
Label: Electrovoice

Produced by audio equipment giant, Electro-Voice, the only thing longer than the title of this 3-CD release is the list of amazing musicians contributing to this self-explanatory fund raising project. Dick Dale, George Clinton, DJ Spooky, Calexico, Les Claypool and MANY, many more.

Musicians For Minneapolis Website

Genji Siraisi - Surviving Freedom: Uncensored Remixes & Naughty Bits

Genji Siraisi - Surviving Freedom: Uncensored Remixes & Naughty Bits

Genji Siraisi
Surviving Freedom: Uncensored Remixes & Naughty Bits
Label: Expansion Team Records

These 7 Tracks of subtle and unassuming electronica with a smooth flow and quirky backbone are revamps taken from this Groove Collective drummer’s prior “Censorshit” release. Interesting and entertaining.


Bill Purdy - Move My Way

Bill Purdy - Move My Way

Bill Purdy
Move My Way
Label: Bill Purdy Music

This singer/songwriter and pianist bellows out smooth pop rock grooves in the vein of Jack Johnson but manages to find his own gritty pace and emotion on this EP

Bill Purdy Website

Dengue Fever - Venus On Earth

Dengue Fever - Venus On Earth

Dengue Fever
Venus On Earth
Label: M80 Music

Have you been searching for 60’s retro Cambodian pop rock with a psychedelic slur and female vocals? Then look no further than this flamboyant Los Angeles-based group to fulfill your need!

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Gemini Sun Records Presents - Live!

Gemini Sun Records Presents - Live!

Gemini Sun Records Presents
Live!
Label: Gemini Sun Records

Taking 4 of their highest selling new age artists, David Arkenstone, Loren Gold, Nicholas Gunn and Johannes Linstead, and pairing them together in a CD and DVD combo package is formulated to be a sure bet for this label. I pretty much agree

Gemini Sun Records Presents Website

Putumayo Presents - Acoustic Arabia

Putumayo Presents - Acoustic Arabia

Putumayo Presents
Acoustic Arabia
Label: Putumayo World Music

Sandstorm powered acoustic grooves delight the senses and take us on subtle, laid back journeys through distant lands with a variety of Middle Eastern and North African artists including Les Orientales, Jamal Porto, and Zein Al-Jundi.

Putumayo Presents Website

Funkadesi - Yo Baba

Funkadesi - Yo Baba

Funkadesi
Yo Baba
Label: Funkadesi Records

Multi award winning Indian-Afrian-Caribbean ensemble from Chicago proves why they have earned such accolades by flooding the listeners ears with an excellent and energetic selection of popular world beat rhythms ranging from Bollywood, bhangra, reggae, funk, hip-hop, electronica and folk, blended and mixed into an infectious and danceable platter of tunes.

Funkadesi Website

Natty Nation - Reincarnation

Natty Nation - Reincarnation

Natty Nation
Reincarnation
Label: iNatty Records

Madison reggae legends blast the Midwest with more of their infectiously buoyant rhythms and hip hoppin’ hybrid temptations. Lyrically mixing Jah philosophy with various related paths of mysticism allows for new spiritual perspectives for which their music may glide on.

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