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Family Atlatnica announce UK and European live dates Image

Family Atlatnica announce UK and European live dates

Family Atlatnica have announced a run of live dates throughout the spring and into the summer in the UK and Europe. Recently nominated for the best newcomer award by Songlines, the London based band released their debut album at the start of last yea... Read more

Ibibio Sound Machine sign to Soundway Records Image

Ibibio Sound Machine sign to Soundway Records

We are very pleased to announce the signing of London based group Ibibio Sound Machine. Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, they combine elements of West African highlife, disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul. Their debut ... Read more

Family Atlantica unveil new video for Arena  Image

Family Atlantica unveil new video for Arena

Family Atlatinca have unveild a new video for their song 'Arena’, taken from their self-titled debut released earlier this year. The video was premierd via Songlines who recently selected Family Atlantica's album as one of their top 10 albums o... Read more

Débruit & Alsarah release new video for Jibal Alnuba - ٥. جبال النوبة Image

Débruit & Alsarah release new video for Jibal Alnuba - ٥. جبال النوبة

Poised to release their debut album together, Débruit & Alsarah have unveiled a new video for the song 'Jibal Alnuba - ٥. جبال النوبة'. What originally started as a one song collaboration morphed into the album 'aljawal ا... Read more

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Soundway Remixed out now!

Soundway Remixed is a long overdue digital round-up of most of the remixes issued on the label over the past 11 years. The compilation features remixes by label artists such as Quantic, Drumtalk, Chico Mann, Batida and the Busy Twist alongside a list... Read more

Africa Special: Lewis Heriz selects.... Image

Africa Special: Lewis Heriz selects....

Next up in our 'Africa Special: Selects....' series is Lewis Heriz, the designer behind many of our album covers and posters.  Track: Celestine Ukwu and his Philosophers National - Okwukwe Na Nchekwube  Album: Nigeria Special: Modern... Read more

É Dreda Ser Angolano:  A “kind of” documentary by Fazuma Image

É Dreda Ser Angolano: A “kind of” documentary by Fazuma

"É Dreda Ser Angolano" A “kind of” documentary by Pedro Coquenão and Ikonoklasta  Made with no support or tripod. Pedro Coquenão (AKA Batida) explains his documentary  "The first idea was to collect some... Read more

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Africa Special: Meridian Brothers selects....

Next up in our 'Africa Special: Selects' series is Bogota’s Eblis Álvarez, the man behind the Meridian Brothers. Track: The Harbours Band - Koma Mosi Album: Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigeri... Read more

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Africa Special: DrumTalk selects....

Over the summer we'll be digging through our African titles, re-visting older releases and asking friends of the label to choose their favourite tracks and albums. First up is London based producer DrumTalk.  Track: The Ogyataana Show... Read more

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Africa Special - discounts on the Soundway store

Following on from this year's Kenya Special compilation we'll be digging through our African titles, re-visiting older releases, asking friends of the label to choose their favourite tracks and albums from the catalogue and releasing a digital only '... Read more

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Bomba Estéreo European Summer Tour 2013

Bomba Estéreo are about to hit Europe for a 20-date Summer tour in support of their latest album 'Elegancia Tropical' out now on Soundway Records. Since their performance in Roskilde (Denmark, 2010), where they first received international acc... Read more

Ondatrópica Cover Fela Kuti On New Single Image

Ondatrópica Cover Fela Kuti On New Single

All-star Colombian ensemble Ondatrópica return with a new single featuring a cover of Fela Kuti's 1971 classic 'Chop 'n' Quench' and two remixes.  'Chop 'n' Quench' was recorded during the original recording process at Colombia’s fa... Read more

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Ondatrópica announce remix competition

Ahead of their forthcoming European tour the all-star Colombian ensemble Ondatrópica are launching a remix competition for their track ‘Tiene Sabor, Tiene Sazón’.  The winning remix, chosen by members of the band, will... Read more

Family Atlantica album to be released on vinyl Image

Family Atlantica album to be released on vinyl

Due to popular demand the Family Altantica album is to be released on vinyl. Coming out on 27th May the double LP comes with a booklet and a free MP3 download. Recorded over 4 years in London and Venezuela, Cuban rumba, Venezuelan tambor and tonada,... Read more

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Kenya Special Out Now

Our brand new compilation in our acclaimed African 'Special' series - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & 80s - is out now on 2XCD, 3XLP with bonus 7" & Digital. You can buy it on the official Soundway store. ... Read more

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Ondatrópica European Tour 2013

The all-star Colombian Ondatrópica are set to return to Europe to play a series of concerts and festivals throughout May, June, July and August. Headed by Will 'Quantic' Holland and Mario Galeano of Frente Cumbiero, the band features many lege... Read more

Chico Mann - Same Old Clown EP available now Image

Chico Mann - Same Old Clown EP available now

Chico Mann's ‘Same Old Clown EP’ is available in shops now. Featuring the sultry vocals of New York based Kendra Morris, the slinky and catchy album version of ‘Same Old Clown’ is joined on the EP by deeper re-workings from US... Read more

Meridian Brothers cover Jimi Hendrix on new single Image

Meridian Brothers cover Jimi Hendrix on new single

Meridian Brothers return with a brand new single that features an off-kilter, champeta version of Jimi Hendrix’s classic track ‘Purple Haze’. With ‘Niebla Morada (Purple Haze)’ Eblis set about making a ‘refrito&rsq... Read more

New Soundway Compilation - Kenya Special Image

New Soundway Compilation - Kenya Special

Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa. Spread out over two CDs and one triple LP, Kenya Special is accompanied by... Read more

LTD. Edition Afro-rock LP - Colomach Image

LTD. Edition Afro-rock LP - Colomach

Soundway present a very limited vinyl-only re-issue of a truly unique and obscure LP from 1974. Performed by the cultural rock band Colomach and led by Northern Togo musician Gneni Mamadou, this record was recorded in EMI Nigeria's state-of -the-art ... Read more

Bomba Estéreo announce US/South American tour Image

Bomba Estéreo announce US/South American tour

Colombian band Bomba Estéreo have announced a 16-date US/South American tour in support of their new album, 'Elegancia Tropical', which is out now on Soundway Records. Originally formed by visual artist Simón Mejía, the band have... Read more

Ondatrópica and Meridian Brothers confirm London shows Image

Ondatrópica and Meridian Brothers confirm London shows

25 April 2013 Meridian Brothers + Chancha Via Circuito + El G + Tourism Djs Meridian Brothers are ready to bring their mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves to the UK for the first time. Straddling the line betwe... Read more

Family Atlantica – Manicero: Live Image

Family Atlantica – Manicero: Live

Featured on the forthcoming debut album ‘Family Atlantica’ Luzmira Zerpa – Vocals, Jack Yglesias – Tube flute and Chekeré, Wayne Francis – Saxophone, Simo Lagnawi – Guembri and Krakebs, Siemy Di &nda... Read more

Meridian Brothers perform ‘Salsa Caliente’ Image

Meridian Brothers perform ‘Salsa Caliente’

Recorded live at Matik Matik (2012) - BogotBogotá / Grabado en vivo en Matik Matik el 21 de Septiembre de 2012 Meridian Brothers' debut album on Soundway, Desesperanza, is available now to buy from iTunes, Amazon, the Soundway store and all go... Read more

Soundway Records Confirm New Album From Bomba Estereo Image

Soundway Records Confirm New Album From Bomba Estereo

“Elegancia Tropical stretches in multiple direction.“ Jon Pareles NY TIMES Bomba Estereo’s new album entitled “Elegancia Tropical” is out now on iTunes and a physical CD & LP is set for release in January 2013.... Read more

Exclusive Soundway Label Sampler Image

Exclusive Soundway Label Sampler

Download an exclusive 10 track sampler of the hottest cuts from the Soundway stable. Includes not-yet-released tracks from forthcoming albums, tasters of recent releases plus some older songs unavailable physically for some time. Simply enter your e-... Read more

Guest Album of the Month: FROM THE HORIZON – Débruit Image

Guest Album of the Month: FROM THE HORIZON – Débruit

Our brand new ‘Guest Album of the Month’ feature launches with the groundbreaking debut album from Débruit. Each month we’ll be picking another album from some of our favourite artists and labels and making them availabl... Read more

The Busy Twist release new video for ‘Friday Night’ Image

The Busy Twist release new video for ‘Friday Night’

London based producers The Busy Twist release their irresistibly joyous ‘Friday Night EP’ through Soundway Records on the 10th September. Produced in London but recorded in Ghana, the ‘Friday Night’ EP transcends borders wit... Read more

Introducing…. Ondatrópica – the live band Image

Introducing…. Ondatrópica – the live band

Hover your cursor over the image to find out who the players are in the Ondatrópica live band. Over 3 weeks in January 2012 at the famous Discos Fuentes studios in Medellín legendary figures from Colombian music joined a group of young... Read more

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Ondatrópica On The Road

Ondatrópica are getting ready to take to the road over the summer showcasing their mix of cumbia, porro, gaita, boogaloo, ska, beat-box, hip hop, dub and funk, everywhere from London to Los Angeles. Live Dates: 20/07 &nda... Read more

Ondatrópica release album trailer filmed in legendary Colombian studio Discos Fuentes Image

Ondatrópica release album trailer filmed in legendary Colombian studio Discos Fuentes

All-star Colombian group Ondatrópica have released a new video shot during a three week recording process in the legendary Discos Fuentes studio in Colombia earlier this year. The debut album is released on CD, LP and download on 16th July thr... Read more

Soundway return to Independent Label Market, London – 19th May Image

Soundway return to Independent Label Market, London – 19th May

Soundway Records will be returning to the Independent Label Market at Spitalfields Market, London, on Saturday 19 May. As well as coming down laden with CDs and vinyl we’ll be running some special deals across the catalogue exclusive to the ... Read more

Konkoma to Play Debut Show in London Image

Konkoma to Play Debut Show in London

Soundway Records’ new signing KonKoma will be playing their debut show at London’s Rich Mix on 1 June. The Afro-funk band will be playing at The 2 Jonz Benefit as part of a heavyweight tropical line-up bought together by Soundway, Strut, ... Read more

Soundway Records signs new all star Colombian band Ondatrópica Image

Soundway Records signs new all star Colombian band Ondatrópica

Ondatrópica will release their debut album through Soundway Records on 16th July. The project, conceived by Colombian musician Mario Galeano, the force behind the band Frente Cumbiero, and English producer Will Holland AKA Quantic, brings t... Read more

Dancing Time With Soundway: 10 year anniversary party Image

Dancing Time With Soundway: 10 year anniversary party

THERE WILL BE TICKETS ON THE DOOR – ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT -WE’LL BE UPDATING TWITTER ON AVAILABILITY  OF TICKETS ***CASH ONLY BAR*** ******VENUE ANNOUNCEMENT****** We can now announce that our Dancing... Read more

‘Alegria’ – Batida video Image

‘Alegria’ – Batida video

Taken from the forthcoming LP ‘Batida‘ out 26th March on CD, LP & download PRE-ORDER HERE “Alegria celebrates simplicity and positivity: “Dance, Joy, Music.” It’s a kuduro beat, with elements of semba, crossi... Read more

Soundway Records announce first worldwide release of Batida’s debut album Image

Soundway Records announce first worldwide release of Batida’s debut album

Soundway are proud to release the debut album of Portuguese/Angolan Pedro Coquenão. A distinctly modern and vibrant project with its feet firmly rooted in the past, Batida combine samples from old 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic ... Read more

Soundway at The Independent Label Market – London – 10th Dec Image

Soundway at The Independent Label Market – London – 10th Dec

This Saturday we’ll be setting up stall at The Independent Label Market in Spitalfieds, London. All the new releases will arrive just in time so you’ll be able to get your hands on ‘The Original Sound of Cumbia’, ‘Ife... Read more

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Ltd Edition Screen Print T-shirts

These limited edition screen print t-shirts, available in green and blue, are printed on a 100% certified organic cotton jersey. The t-shirts are manufactured using renewable energy generated from wind and solar power which reduce the carbon footp... Read more

Soundway singles & LPs back in stock Image

Soundway singles & LPs back in stock

This month we’re repressing some of the most popular singles and LPs from the Soundway back catalogue. All of these titles will be shipping from our online store the week of the 5th December except the Eddie Hooper title which shall be availa... Read more

Soundway’s Musical Map of Colombia Image

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 a... Read more

Dancing Time With Soundway: ‘The Original Sound of Cumbia’ London Launch Party Image

Dancing Time With Soundway: ‘The Original Sound of Cumbia’ London Launch Party

ADVANCED TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT – THERE WILL BE TICKETS ON THE DOOR BUT PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT DJs: Miles Cleret (Soundway), Frankie Franics (Sofrito) & very special guest Will ‘Quantic’ Holland 25th Nov... Read more

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Victor Boa Interview Part 2

Click here to read part one. To interview Victor, Bush, Marcela and I traveled through the maze of unmarked streets in the sprawling neighborhood of Juan Diaz, past Rio Abajo in Panama City. We stopped along the way to ask various people if we we... Read more

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Victor Boa Interview Part 1

Afro-Panamanian jazz pianist and composer Victor Everton McRae (Victor Boa) was known as the “High Priest of Jazz” and “Master of the Keyboard”. Victor was a key part of the vibrant Panamanian jazz scene beginning in the la... Read more

New Panama DJ Mix From Beto Image

New Panama DJ Mix From Beto

Roberto Gyemant is Soundway’s man behind the ‘Panama!’ and ‘Colombia!’ albums. Beto’s latest 40 minute DJ mix is available here for the first time and is an absolute must for anyone who loves their tropical sound... Read more

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Panama!2 Launch Party dates

To celebrate the second part of the burgeoning Panama series, Soundway have organised two very special parties in London and San Francisco. London / 7th June @ Vibe Bar featuring DJs Miles Cleret (Soundway), Hugo Mendez (Sofrito), Flabbaghast (So... Read more

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Welcome To Soundway Records

Since 2002, Soundway has presented a worldwide selection of some of the very best in obscure a-sides, b-sides and album tracks that have remained unavailable… until now. The new website provides a one stop shop for all releases on Soundway ... Read more

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