Jim Flora2
Frenchy – Rainmaker
Les Baxter – Congo Train
Robert Drasnin – Voodoo
Quartetto Moderno – AstroGange
Martin Denny – Llama Serenade
David Carroll – Patricia
Pérez Prado – Tico Tico
Shawn Lee’s Incredible Tabla Band – Bongolia
Arthur Lyman – Taboo
Esquivel – Night And Day
Enoch Light – In A Persian Market
Dick Hyman – Cumana
Yma Sumac – Gopher
Lenny Dee – Sukiyaki
Walter Wanderley – Music To Watch Girls By
Felix Slatkin – I Get A Kick Out Of You
Sabu Martínez – Afro Temple
The Three Suns – Peg O’ My Heart
Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman – Moon Moods
Alan Hawkshaw – Beat Me Till I’m Blue

Photo credit: Illustration by Jim Flora

Fight Them Back

Gilles CaronSonny & The Sunsets (Green Blood)
Blouse (Shadow)
Cotillon (The Light)
Wye Oak (Holy Holy)
Carmen Villain (Lifeissin)
On An On (The Hunter)
Paula (Black Acura)
Nneka (Heartbeat)
XNY (Make Me)
Social Studies (Terracur)
Vacations (In The Marrow)
Dog Bite (You’re Not That Great)
Eleanor Friedberger (Stare At The Sun)
Service Bells (Metropolis)
Robert Pollard (Who’s Running My Ranch)
Bombino (Azamane Tiliade)
Big Harp (You Can’t Save ‘Em All)
Waxahatchee (Grass Stain)
Steve Mason (Fight Them Back)

Photo credit: Gilles Caron – Manifestation on Saint-Jacques Street, Paris, May 6, 1968. © Fondation Gilles Caron, courtesy Musée de l’Élysée Lausanne

Tour du monde

Plume Jules VerneJohn Wizards (Lusaka By Night)
Mexican Institute Of Sound (A Girl Like You)
Cheikh Lô (Il n’est jamais trop tard)
Tiken Jah Fakoly (Political War – feat. Asa)
Aizat Amdan (DwiHati – feat. Yuna)
Siba e a Fuloresta (Vale do Juca)
Tinariwen (Imidiwan Win Sahara)
The Jolly Boys (Emmanuel Road)
Electro Coco (Côco do Mundo)
Mauricio Pacheco (Chofer de Praca – feat. Puto Prata)
Blackmen Bluz (Tir Bousson)
Gnonnas Pedro (Yiri Yiri Boum)
Osibisa (Sunshine Day)
Fatoumata Diawara (Sowa)
Orchestra Baobab (Bikowa)
Hermas Zopoula (Alpha et Omega)
The Lijadu Sisters (Reincarnation)
Amadou & Mariam (Sabali)

Photo credit: Plume Jules Verne, Compagnie française de Boulogne sur Mer, attribué à Eugène Ogé, vers 1890.  © Les Arts Décoratifs


Koto BolofoLightning Dust (Loaded Gun)
Whilk and Misky (Darklands)
Arthur Beatrice (Carter)
Blue Hawaii (Sierra Lift)
Akua (One’s Company)
Alice & The Glass Lake (Paracosm)
Emily Reo (Peach)
Tideup (Beaches)
Henrik José (Focus The Light)
Starlight Girls (Wasteland)
Sailor & I (Tough Love)
Py (Polyethers)
Leon Else (Tomorrow Land)
Port St. Willow (Soft Light Rush)
Bdlnds (Sleeping Beauty)
Safia (Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues)
Project Maldonado (Seraphim)
Forest Swords (Thor’s Stone)

Photo credit: Koto Bolofo for Hermès

No pictures, please

Dior CoutureWheelchair Sports Camp (A Is For Anything)
Oh Land (My Boxer)
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins (Muthadear)
Lorine Chia (Saturday)
Chance The Rapper (Juice)
Lakutis (Death Shark)
King Fantastic (Bonfire Sessions)
Wafeek (Go Away)
Georgia Anne Muldrow (Kneecap Jelly – feat. Madlib)
Earl Sweatshirt (Chum)
Tha Grimm Teachaz (Melissa)
Why? (Jonathan’s Hope)
Quasimoto (Astronaut)
Yelawolf (Tennessee Love)
CharlieRED (Kansas)
Cassie (Do My Dance – feat. Too Short)
Serengeti as Kenny Dennis (Crush em)
Young Fathers (Mr. Martyr)
Chief Keef (Citgo)
Flying Lotus (Putty Boy Strut)
Vic Mensa (Orange Soda)
Benin City (Faithless)
E-40 (All My N*ggas – feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q)
Killer Mike (Burn)
Nosaj Thing x Chance The Rapper (Paranoia)

Photo credit: Photograph by Ben Hassett for Christian Dior.

The Long Hot Summer

SomewhereShout Out Louds (14th Of July – Jens Lekman Remix)
Cayucas (East Coast Girl)
Elephant (Skyscraper)
Max Frost (Nice And Slow)
Akiine (Sunglassey)
When Saints Go Machine (Iodine)
Kisses (Air Conditioning)
Isle (Bayview)
Brainstorm (She Moves)
Work Drugs (Mavericks)
Jaymes Young (Hold You Down)
Postiljonen (We Raise Our Hearts)
Silver Firs (Motherland)
Wardell (Call It What You Want)
Big Deal (Dream Machines)
Alekesam (Summer Jams)
Firehorse (Good)
!!! (One Girl/One Boy)
Chilly Gonzales (Bongo Monologue)

Photo credit: Film stills of Elle Fanning in “Somewhere” by Sophia Coppola.

Some Velvet Summer Morning

Beth Yarnelle EdwardsOkkervil River (Your Past Life Is A Blast)
Darren Hanlon (Butterfly Bones)
Islands (In A Dream It Seemed Real)
Snowblink (Rut & Nuzzle)
Patrick Watson (Step Out For A While)
Jenn Grant (I’ve Got Your Fire)
Timber Timbre (Demon Host)
Dana Falconberry (Please Sparrow)
Lower Plenty (Nullarbor)
Josephine Foster (Child Of God)
Broderick & Broderick (Let Me Love You For Free)
Kathryn Calder (Turn A Light On)
Lay Low (By And By)
Heidi Spencer And The Rare Birds (Alibi)
Denison Witmer (Asa)
Alex Lukashevsky, Felicity Williams and Daniela Gesundheit (Too Late Blues)
Diane Cluck (Red August)

Photo credit: Dita and Nolwenn, France, 2003 by Beth Yarnelle Edwards at Robert Klein Gallery

Everything Is Going To Be Okay

Ashlie ChavezRadiation City (Foreign Bodies)
Musique Le Pop (We Can Be Good)
Electric Guest (American Daydream)
Luke Temple (More Than Muscle)
Bad Bad Hats (Super America)
Kishi Bashi (Bright Whites)
Hayley Coupon (True Friend)
Generationals (Put A Light On)
Peaking Lights (Hey Sparrow)
Legs (Two Colours)
Soft Shadows (Whatever You Say)
Alameda (Summer Dharma)
Pure Bathing Culture (Lucky One)
Dresses (Blew My Mind)
Little Children (Falling)
Lightning Love (I Know)
Lucius (Wildewoman)
Monnone Alone (The Business World)
The Curtains (Go Lucky)

Photo credit: Everything is Going to be okay #1. Collage by Ashlie Chavez

Go On A Roadtrip With Someone Fun. Now.

Corrie BondWaxahatchee (Coast To Coast)
The Dø (Travel Light)
Tunng (So Far From Here)
Social Studies (Away For The Weekend)
Yuna (I Wanna Go)
Big Tree (Seattle Bound)
Passenger (The Wrong Direction)
Radical Face (We’re On Our Way)
Blank Tapes (Coast To Coast)
Wild Nothing (Nocturne)
Band Of Horses (Shut-In Tourist)
Hollis Brown (Ride In The Train)
When Saints Go Machine (Parix)
The Babies (Get Lost)
The Shouting Matches (Gallup, NM)
The Melodic (On My Way)
Ivan & Alyosha (Running For Cover)

Photo credit: Girls on the road by Corrie Bond for Marie Claire Australia

Hot Buttered Soul

Pam GrierLady (Get Ready)
Lee Fields & The Expressions (You’re The Kind Of Girl)
Laura Izibor (Ring)
The Budos Band (Unbroken, Unshaven)
Bonobo (Walk In The Sky – feat. Bajka)
Alice Smith (Be Easy)
Amp Fiddler (Soul Devine)
Kinny (Big Fat Liar)
Little Jackie (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
The Coup (The Magic Clap)
Kylie Auldist (Howlin’ For You)
Cris Prolific (Music Is – feat. Ursula Rucker)
Mayer Hawthorne (You’ve Gor The Makings Of A Lover)
Har Mar Superstar (Lady, You Shot Me)
Brandy Butler (Gin And Tonic)
Liam Bailey (You Better Leave Me)
Vintage Trouble (Nobody Told Me)
Legendary Tigerman (The Saddest Thing To Say – feat. Lisa Kekaula)
Clairy Brown (Far Too Late)
Belleruche (Northern Girls)
Weekend Sun (Keep Running)
Martina Topley-Bird (Poison)
Susan Cadogan & The Crabs Corporation (Day After Day)

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