Tracks from Onda Sonora’s favourite reissues and compilations of 2021.
A list with fairly recent (re)releases we like and think you should give a check. If you like them buy them at an independent shop near you o, if that’s not possible, an online one that’s not filling corporate stiffs’ pockets.
Records you should buy, blindly. Released this year.Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers – Vodou Alé – Les Disques Bongo JoeBecker & Mukai – Time Very Near – SaS recordings Jeff Parker & The New Breed – Suite For Max Brown – International Anthem Recording Company Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans – Tekst RecordsBłoto – Erozje […]
Finding links between the deeper records in my collection and Lange Jojo reworks is beginning to become a new hobby. Although I’ve listened to The Tesco Bombers before I never made the connection with “Jefke Stamenei”. Optimo’s “Cease & Desist” compilation has been on heavy rotation when it came out and still is never far […]
Finally got to see Rosas their “A Love Supreme” dance performance. At their performance space, which was a double win for me. It was an unnecessary but nevertheless more than welcome reminder of John Coltrane’s genius. And an acknowledgement that my personal dance moves I occasionally let loose in the confinement of my own living […]
A truly contemporary post. About someone who’s been on our radar for quite some time and every time he seems to slip out of of sight he makes an even bigger blip right in the middle. This time with KOKOKO!, a collective born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, best known […]
Most people will know this group because of their much more famous “C’est l’Amour” single that preceded the one where this cut can be found on the b-side. And even though I like the summery camping vibe of their early and only career peak, this is the one for me. Proving they were more than […]
This one is right up our alley. Combining our love for Brazilian music with local folklore and with one of our favourite singers from Brussels. Lange Jojo, or Le Grand Jojo as he’s known to the French speaking community, might be best known as a producer of funny novelty songs and our own favourite football […]
We’ve been fans of the Cortizona record label since we bought their Jean Hoyoux reissue when Meteor Musik gave a live interpretation of that album at the Brussels Planetarium. It was the start of a surprising and diverse string of releases usually digging deep into Belgium’s underground music history that strengthened our love with every […]
Always thought this Flemish classic has a high Big Beat feel to it even if it’s not produced by Norman Cook but by Peter Loland. A giant of the Belgian pop scene only the deepest diggers know by this name. It’s a moniker of Joseph Van Het Groenewoud, dad of Raymond, but internationally best known […]