Onda Sonora Picks Week 5.

A selection that’s both late and very personal. One not going without the other, by the way. Lots of personal heroes falling lately while we are blessed to enjoy plenty of fine moments playing the records we love. Which resulted this week in having to take some time to get re-energized.

Ryo Kawasaki – Hawaiian Caravan – NuNorthernSoul
Big up to our friend Phil Cooper, who we’ve not seen for far too long now, for this absolutely ace release. Jazz with electronic touches that will perfectly fit our sets. Goog one.

Black Ivory – Mainline – Buddah
We played in the Tournai area last weekend and had a blast. This track is just one of the many we got to share with the dance floor and which has another layer of good feelings added to it. Thanks to Dom and co for the great moments. They’re welcome in times like these.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – What If We All Stop Paying Taxes – Daptone
Got this 7” signed by Sharon and some of the band. A fine souvenir from a very fine evening and something to remember this superb lady who left us far too soon last week.

Ednah Holt – Serious, Sirius, Space Party – West End
Another inspiring soul we’ve lost recently. David Mancuso. A huge inspiration to Onda Sonora, ever since we’ve learned about the man and experienced some of his magic more than a decade ago, and still running strong through our veins. Thank you for everything. This particular song played on constant repeat when we made our first attempt at converting a room into our ideal ‘Loft’ party space. Good memories.

A Certain Ratio – Knife Slits Water – Factory
“Post Punk Jazz Funk” is the way we like to describe the music we like because, in a slightly poetic way, it pretty much covers the amalgam of music we see having a common denominator. One band though comes close to the most literal interpretation of that description possible, A Certain Ratio, and we love them to bits. Was missing this 12” but that’s fixed now thanks to Music Mania.