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VF Live: Peter Adjaye presents Ceremonies Within

Playing records that influenced his new album, including Sun Ra, Midori Takada and Tony Allen, alongside selections from the release.

In VF Live, our favourite collectors take you inside their homes, record shops, and studios, for intimate mixes and performances.

Sound artist Peter Adjaye returns for his latest set, playing a selection of compositions from his new album Ceremonies Within – alongside music that influenced his creative process, including records by Sun Ra, Midori Takada and Tony Allen.

“My new VF mix is a celebration of the release of my new album Ceremonies Within, which is my response to a new collaborative exhibition called A Countervailing Theory with Toyin Ojih Odutola at The Curve Gallery, Barbican open now through 31st January 2021,” shares Adjaye.

The soundscape sees Adjaye combining ancient African instrumentations with modern contemporary synthesizers and strings.

Watch and listen to the set above, head here to find out more about the release and order your copy here.

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VF Live: Eliza Rose #7

Soul and disco records from India.

In VF Live, artists take you inside their homes, record shops, and studios for intimate selects and mixes.

Londoner Eliza Rose has spent over a decade working at her local record shop Flashback, acquiring a formidable collection along the way – sourced from the racks and beyond.

In Rose’s latest VF Live set, she plays records from a trip to India, before lockdowns began.

Watch and listen to the mix above, find out more about the set below.

“I picked these up during my trip to Delhi with my dear friend and amazing DJ Jess Farley. The Wild City Crew had invited Rhythm Sister to run a short course teaching women to DJ! It was an unforgettable experience and trip, I met some wonderful people and found some of my most prized records…”

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VF Live: Yo-Yo Records #8

“Latin, Brazilian, gospel, jazz, funk and disco.”

In VF Live, our favourite collectors take you inside their homes, record shops and studios for intimate selects and mixes.

Hackney shop Yo-Yo Records takes us through selects drawn straight from the racks, with “Latin, Brazilian, gospel, jazz, funk and disco.”

Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. The Crazy Men (Los Dementes) – Descarga Cuatricentenaria
2. Quarteto Em Cy – Salva O Verde
3. Claudia – Garra
4. Truth & Devotion – I Must See My Lord
5. William Hudson III – Love So Great
6. Spirit Of Love – The Power Of Your Love
7. Freddie Cole – Brother Where Are You?
8. Webster Lewis – El Bobo
9. Bumblebee Unlimited – Lady Bug

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VF Live: Sarah Evans #15

Funk, soul and Afrobeat from her South London HQ.

In VF Live, our favourite collectors take you inside their homes, record shops and studios for intimate selects and mixes.

Presenter and producer Sarah Evan returns for her latest VF Live, plays direct from her South London abode

Watch and listen to her set above, check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Frank Pleyer Big Band – Sally
2. The Sultan’s Swing – Dune (feat. Chip Wickham)
3. The Altons – When You Go (That’s When You’ll Know)
4. Magic In Threes – Takes 10 Minutes
5. Natural Lateral – Bossa Blue
6. Clever Girl – Teleblister
7. Sassouma Kouyate – Niani (Jose Marques)
8. I Rainy – Bonafide Rojas – Shook (Unnayanaa Mix)
9. SHMLSS – Andong

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VF Live: Dubplate Pearl #4

Shimmering funk, soul and reggae with the effervescent selector.

In VF Live, our favourite collectors take you inside their homes, record shops and studios for intimate mixes.

London legend Pearl Boatswain aka Dubplate Pearl – one half of DJ duo Camberwell Connection – grew up with sound system culture in the city, immersing herself in blues parties and weekend sessions.

For her latest VF Live set, she dips into her home collection for shimmering selects.

Watch and listen above, check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Donald Byrd – Morning
2. Roy Ayres – Turn Me Loose
3. Tammy Payne – Take Me Now
4. Scandal featuring Lee Genesis – Love Either Grows or Goes
5. Tradition – Breezing
6. Carolyn Caitlin – Peaceful Woman/Eve Orchestra – Jumpers in Session (version)
7. Zabandis – Your Love To Me
8. The Traps – Higher
9. Derrick Harriott – Being In Love
10. Coxson Dodd and The Sound Dimension – Real Rock

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VF Live: Symphonical Records

Featuring Black soul and funk artists from the ’60s-’80s.

In VF Live, artists take you inside their homes, record shops, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.

For Symphonical Records first instalment, the label unearths little known funk and soul gems by Black artists that were self-released during the sixties through the eighties.

Watch and listen to the set above, find out more about it and check out the tracklist below.

“Predominantly, these are the B-sides to uptempo soul & funk tracks, forming the basis to a genre known as ‘oldies’ – coined by radio personality Art Leboe. These singles are on the rarer side, pressed in small quantities and distributed locally, generally recorded with limited resources – with one or two takes laid down by groups in their teens or early 20s. Their messages are sincere, and have also inspired a recent resurgence of international ‘sweet soul’ groups.

Symphonical Records & Publishing was created to highlight these independent groups and solo artists from the ’60s-’80s. We have recently launched a project called The Key To Our Love, which shares the sounds, stories & imagery of all the artists involved.”

Tracklist:

1. Sambo – I Am Tired Of Going On
2. Dell And The Sensations – Lonesome Night
3. Disciples Of Soul ‎– Peek-A-Boo
4. Elois Scott ‎– Broadway Love
5. Andre & Zero Plus ‎– Sparkle In A Woman’s Eye
6. Brief Encounter – Where Will I Go
7. Bobbi Row And The English Men – Why’d You Put Me On
8. Darius – Hello Stranger
9. Step By Step – She’s Gone
10. Taste Of Love – Cindy
11. Larry Craig and Third Addition ‎– Do It Again
12. Total Unity – I’m Takin’ A Stroll
13. Love, Warmth & Affection ‎– Expression Of Affection

Head here for more information on Symphonical Records’ releases.

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VF Live: Aloha Got Soul

 “A laid back mix of Hawaiian sounds.”

In VF Live, collectors take you inside their homes, record shops, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.

For his first VF Live show, Aloha Got Soul’s label boss Roger Bong plays records that remind him of home — as Oahu, Hawaii’s most populous island, goes into its second stay-at-home lockdown of the year.

Roger pulls selections from Brother Noland, Steve & Teresa, Country Comfort, Kalapana and others to create “a laid back mix of Hawaiian sounds.”

Watch and listen to the set in full above, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Annabelle McBride – A Tropical Lullaby
2. Da Blahlas – Triple Decker
3. Kona Blend – Wahine Ilikea
4. Kalapana – Nightbird
5. Country Comfort – Sunlite, Moonlite
6. Steve & Teresa – Wai O Ke Aniani
7. Olomana – Seabird
8. Brother Noland – Good Morning, Haleiwa
9. Sons of Hawaii – Waikiki Hula
20. Genoa Keawe – Alika
21. The Emersons – Patches
22. The George Paoa Trio – Hasegawa General Store
23. Brother Noland & Solbrea – Leahi (The Diamond Head Song)
24. The Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau – Waimanalo Blues
25. Ernie Kaanoa – Waimanalo Blues
26. Country Comfort – Waimanalo Blues

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VF Live: Sarah Evans #14

From disco to smooth jazz and fusion.

In VF Live, collectors take you inside their homes, record shops, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.

Presenter and producer Sarah Evans returns for her 14th VF Live show, playing tunes from Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown, and Gabor Szabo.

Watch and listen the set in full above, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Gabor Szabo – 24 Carat
2. Unknown Artist – Untitled (Bounce FM edit)
3. Dave Pike – Mathar
4. Lou Donaldson – Calling All Cats
5. Clifford Brown – Brownie Speaks
6. Robohands – Lament
7. Afrodesia – Deep Down In Zanzibar
8. Ramona Brooks – I Don’t Want You Back
9. Skymark – Facing The Truth (vocal)
10. Alexis Le-Fan – No Gas
11. Tyu – Negra
12. Cain – Sirin

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VF Live: Ariane V #2

From Herbie Hancock to Tom Tom Club via Maxine Singleton.

In VF Live, our favourite collectors take you inside their homes, record shops, and studios, for intimate mixes and performances.

For her second VF Live set, Ariane V dives into her boyfriend’s mum’s collection of records from the ’80s.

“A few weeks ago my boyfriend’s mum, Lisa Bishop, showed me her record collection which is full of amazing ’80s stuff. Since she doesn’t DJ, I thought I’d pick out a few records that I liked the most and turn them into a mix.

“So here’s ‘Lisa’s Mix’, full of classic disco (including a Francois K remix), boogie, some Herbie Hancock and Tom Tom Club as well.”

Watch and listen to the set above, and check out the tracklist below.


Due to copyright issues, some of the tracks in the video are muted — to listen to the full set, follow the Mixcloud link.


Tracklist:

1. Brenda Watts – Who Needs a Love Like That
2. Vicky “D” – This Beat Is Mine
3. Komiko – Feel Alright
4. Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It (Francois K Mix)
5. Stone – Time (Instrumental)
6. Herbie Hancock – Rockit (Long Version)
7. Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood
8. D’Llegance – Chanson D’Llegance
9. Class Action – Weekend (Vocal)
10. Maxine Singleton – Don’t You Love It (Instrumental)
11. Jazzy Dee – Get On Up (Instrumental)
12. Patrice Rushen – Never Gonna Give You Up (Won’t Let You Be)

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VF Live: Peter Adjaye #6

Music reaching from Mali to Ethiopia, South Africa to Ghana, Burkina Faso and beyond.

In VF Live, our favourite collectors take you inside their homes, record shops, and studios, for intimate mixes and performances.

Sound artist Peter Adjaye returns for his sixth set, diving into his collection of post-colonial African records.

“This is my return to ever growing research into post-colonial independence music of Africa,” says Adjaye. “This set really reaches all four corners and these musicians stand tall in the musical history of the mighty continent: all the way east to west to south — from Mali, Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana to Burkina Faso.”

Watch and listen to the set above, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1.Super Bitonde Segou – Dongari
2.Feqadu Amde-Mesqel – Asmarina (MyAsmara)
3.Hugh Masekela & Hedzoleh- Adade
4.Alhaji K. Frimpong – Abrabo
5.Christie Azumah & The Uppers International – Dinya Ya Suri
6.Amadou Balaie – Super Bar Konon Mousso
7.Hailu Mergia & The Walias – Muziqawi Silt
8.Mahmoud Ahmed & The Equators Band ‘Aynotche Terabu

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