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Having risen to prominence as one of Australia’s most in-demand beatmakers, Ta-ku is back with new project Please Wait, in collaboration with Canadian artist matt mcwaters.

Following on from the recently released “Flight 99” single, Please Wait share the new single “Rush” today. The track is taken from their upcoming “Black & White” EP. This time the duo enlists the vocal performance of New Zealand singer-songwriter alayna and on it, we hear a tale of heartbreak which is interspersed by moody strings and electronic elements.

Jannis of the Jakarta Records imprint brings us another splendid and super funky mix of Arabic 70’s and 80’s music.

“In the last couple of months I had the privilege to be able to travel a lot for DJ gigs and in order to find Fadoul’s family (the fruits of this labour can be found here: habibifunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/azmanah-salb). I spent some time in Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan. This mix is some of the music I found, a few trades are in there too. It’s quite a colorful range. Disco from Algeria and Morocco, a James Brown cover from Egypt, a modern soul meets reggae hybrid from Tunisia, a new Fadoul track that the internet doesn’t seem to know of yet and some other great bits and pieces. Come along to another journey to the funky side of the arab world…..”

Jannis of Jakarta Records brings us another mix of Arabic music gems (the third mix in his series) and it’s perfect for getting you ready for summer vacation.

“Earlier this month I was in North Africa for another digging trip and ended up finding quite some records I didn’t know before or I had no copy of so I felt it was time for another mix. After every mix I make I feel like „Uhh, getting enough records I like for the next one will be tough“. But every time I end up getting proven wrong by the rich musical heritage of Arabic musicians that worked on combining local influences with western musical traditions. Just like Dalton, the Tunisian band we just re-released on our new Habibi Funk label, who are also prominently featured on this mix.

For now please enjoy the new mix featuring music from Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon.”

Sunday listening courtesy of Jannis, the label boss over at German label Jakarta Records.

“I got to travel a lot in North Africa in the last years thru touring with Blitz the ambassador and the studio session with oddisee for sawtuha in Tunisia. While being there i did some digging and found some incredible music from the 60s and 70s. Some of the music in this mix has zero info on the net, was never sold on ebay and has not been “rediscovered” yet. Others are somewhat classics in the field of „arabic groove“. The music in this mix comes from Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon and Syria.”