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Friday, March 16, 2012

Dancing Time With Soundway: 10 year anniversary party with Quantic and Batida (Live)

To kick off a year of 10 year anniversary celebrations Soundway Records announce the first of several special events happening around the world this year. Taking place in a secret East London warehouse venue on 20th April , ‘Dancing Time With Soundway: 10 year anniversary party’ will see the unstoppable Quantic celebrating the release o...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Listen to Projection One by Edzayawa exclusively for a week

Projection One, the extraordinary, dark, moody and experimental offering from teenage Ghanaian afro rock outfit Edzayawa (Pronounced Ed – Zye – Ow – Ahh) is out now on digital on Soundway Records. Physical copies of the release will be available from Monday 20th February. In the run up to the physical release, the album is availab...

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Soundway’s Musical Map of Colombia

For close to ten years now Soundway’s mission has been to present the lost musical gems from around the world: Obscure a-sides, b-sides and album cuts that have remained unavailable and unreleased outside of their home countries – if at all. In 2008 Soundway turned its attention to Colombia, a country where music is impossible to i...

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From the highlife, disco and rock sounds of 70s Nigeria to the golden age of Panamanian music, Benin’s Afro-Latin grooves, Colombia’s champeta and all other forms of tropical and Afro sounds imaginable. Soundway’s mission is to present the very best in obscure a-sides, b-sides and album cuts that have remained unavailable… until now.

“Ten years ago, while taking a break from his telesales job and traveling through Ghana, Miles Cleret heard a local DJ spinning some obscure African funk, soul and blues records. After having his mind blown by the tracks, which were in danger of fading into obscurity and never reaching ears further afield, he decided to start Soundway Records and release rare world music compilations. After a handful of trips to Ghana, Miles had enough material for his first compilation.. When it notched up 5,000 sales he decided to release a second collection and Soundway has since put out over 25 records ranging from scratchy calypso and cumbia from Panama through to psychedelic Afrobeat from Nigeria.” DAZED AND CONFUSED

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