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POST/POP & SOUL LABELS present: LO-FI ODYSSEYS VOL 1 // Nigerian Beat Tape

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ALL PROFITS GO TO NIGERIAN CHILDRENS CHARITIES (As chosen by Lo-Fi Odysseys).

The UK’s LO-FI ODYSSEYS bring us the first beat tape in the ‘Palm Wine Beats’ collection. The best Nigerian Music, interwoven with snippets of Nigerian pop culture, this collaboration between POST/POP and SOUL LABELS shows that you CAN make an authentic African music tape on Western labels.

Daniel Oduntan of Lo-Fi Odysseys has compiled an important work of Nigerian history that embodies his childhood, growing up surrounded by the music of his family’s culture on tape and vinyl. Beat tapes are classic streams of consciousness, always unpredictable and in this case, also educational. You will find the true Nigerian greats, mixed in with some surprising and welcome additions, making a truly unique African beat tape for the 21st century.

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we made sure the artwork mirrored Nigerian tapes from the 70s/80s.

If you are sick of so-called “African” tapes that were compiled by white guys from New York appropriating African music and taking all the credit, then Palm Wine Beats Vol 1 will be a breath of fresh air.

ALL PROFITS GO TO NIGERIAN CHILDRENS CHARITIES (As chosen by Lo-Fi Odysseys).

Spread the word and collect the first tape in the Palm Wine Beats series.

 

You can buy this important new beat tape by clicking on this sentence, or clicking on the shop link at the top of the site or on the right.

 

You can find out more about Palm Wine Beats and Lo-Fi Odysseys using the below links. You will also be able to buy this tape direct from Daniel/Lo-Fi Odysseys (its not there yet but will be!)

https://lofiodysseys.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/LOFIODYSSEYS

https://twitter.com/lofi_odysseys

 

Have a good weekend guys, and don’t forget all profits from this tape goes straight to Nigerian Children Charities!

jed

 

DAPHNE & CELESTE // YOU AND I ALONE – 24.7.2015

Jed, have you heard the new Daphne & Celeste song? You’d love it!”  said Dave Cronen, manager of ASH/Johnny Marr. I hadn’t at the time, but went home that night and watched the video. “Woah! Max Tundra produced this? Woah! Daphne & Celeste can really sing! Woah, there’s a Twin Peaks reference? Woah! its all about cassette tapes?” Yes Dave, I LOVE IT! So then I set about speaking to Mr. Tundra about releasing the cassette and this is it below!

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HELEN LOVE // YOU CAN’T BEAT A BOY WHO LOVES THE RAMONES – Released 24/07/2015

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There are so many reasons why I love this band. First of all just look at the photo below. Any band who actually got to hang out with Joey Ramone is okay in my book, but look, one of them is wearing a classic ASH tshirt, which makes this quite possibly, the greatest photo of all time.

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San Cisco // Gracetown – Ltd Edition Cassette drops July 6th!

 

EDIT: (The band’s lot of tapes were sold out in a couple of hours today, so these are the only ones left on the planet! BUY NOW)

I’ve had some really good luck with discovering Australian bands. First up was the incomparably awesome PEPA KNIGHT, and since then, I have been on the lookout for another group of beautiful misfits from the furthest place away I can think of. Step forward San Cisco and the gloriously indie-pop ‘Gracetown’ album. Man, these guys know exactly what a chorus is, and make sure we don’t forget it. Incredibly radio-friendly Vampire Weekend-esque pop with bigger hooks than Candyman working part-time at a fishing shop; San Cisco are like a tonic to my tired ears. I’ve also just realised that I am totally projecting this band as a slightly older version of PUGWALL 🙂 “Morning to Midnight…. cha cha cha”

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