Gilles Peterson has just announced a brand new label, Arc Records. The label has been set-up specifically to reissue lost gems Peterson has stumbled across during his many years as a record collector and DJ. The label’s inaugural release is this mind altering piece of music from Mexico’s Tino Contreras. The only track we have to listen to right now is stunning opener ‘Sinfonia Del Quinto Sol’, which greets us with a heady concoction of jazz and trippy psychedelia. A tune Peterson fans will recognise from his radio shows over the years. The full album is due for release in January, but until then you can pre-order at the link below.
Olinda records, run by the Colectivo Futuro crew, have been gathering momentum with each release over the last year or so. This their fourth release is particularly special, an album from a Venezuelan quartet, based in Paris, Insólito UniVerso. The music on offer is equal parts joyous uptempo numbers mixed with deeper more melancholic moments. The album successfully fuses traditional Venezuelan styles with a more modern electronic sound. The band are also playing a gig this coming Friday at the Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston, support on the night from the Colectivo Futura DJ’s.
Update – the band will be performing live Friday afternoon on Worldwide FM for those who didn’t get a ticket for the gig