Sao Paulo’s SELVAGEM drop a masterful double sider for Universal Cave 004. “Tudo Bem” is sunny, soulful AOR bliss. A tribute to a favorite Brazilian musician and an update for contemporary rotation. “Luanda” is hypnotic, psychedelic tropicalia. Truly digging deep, SELVAGEM give Universal Cave a taste of the Forward Deep & Free sounds of Balnearico from Brazil. Balnearico is the fusion of balearic and "balneário," the Portuguese word that is synonymous with beach.
I've been seeking refuge from winter in Philadelphia in warm sounds of the past. Here's a chart of them, featuring a bunch of top notch reissues and reedits worth buying. Quality releases from DJ Vas & The Planty Herbs onRazor-N-Tape, Cultures of Soul's excellent new compilation, Christian Beetz's new edits, Invisible City Sound System, Messalina Records, Macadam Mambo, Mukatsuku Records, and of course Selvagem's new 45 on Universal Cave!
Universal Cave was on DJ Shmeejay's Ain't No Big Thing radio on Sunday. The first hour is our mix of demented and inept continental grooves, followed by Shmeejay throwing down some more delights for the diggers. Stream or download the whole show from Soundcloud, or just grab U Cave's mix here.
On Saturday night, we've got a new night at a new club with a new sound system and a bunch of new and old records. Join me, Michael The Lion (aka DJ Apt One) and the one and only Del at Franky Bradley's for HOOKED.