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Various Artists / Audio Refuge Compilation, The
Album:Audio Refuge Compilation, The Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jul 2011
Label:Stronghold Sound 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-07-24 Pull Date:2011-09-25 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Sep 25Sep 18Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7Jul 31

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 28, 2012:Bouge Mood
Farafina Massaya (Feat. Nils Bultmann)
4.Sep 24, 2011:New World Disorder
Bab Manara (Feat. Snakkr Horn Mix)
2.Jun 30, 2012:New World Disorder
Cumbia Nena (Feat. Ephniko & Nes)
5.Sep 16, 2011:Music Casserole
Cumbia Nena (Feat. Ephniko & Nes)
3.Dec 31, 2011:New World Disorder
Salchichón Primavera (Feat. Tami)
6.Sep 01, 2011:Summertime Sunshine
Bab Manara (Feat. Snakkr Horn Mix)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-07-19 
[coll:] Audio Refuge
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/19/11
World fusion club grooves (tending toward the African Musical Diaspora) by a Bay Area collective. At the same time strongly based in traditional music and pretty experimental, moving more to the latter end as it goes.
1. 5:34 ***pretty harp intro, slow loping sway, vocals in heavily accented English. Mellow music, rather angry lyrics, but trance-y overall. Mashup of African, Reggae and Hip hop.
2. 4:53 ***hand drum intro, highlife bounce, upbeat, Afro-jazz.
3. 6:09 ***traditional Gnawa clackers and instrumentation with a Reggae beat. Trance-y, and long enough that you can definitely get altered while listening…
4. 2:45 **traditional style Gnawa strings, then clackers, odd beat that seems a moment late, a bit of electronica, violin.
5. 6:46 ***sweet, mellow Afrobeat groove with stuttering instruments and violin, African (specifics unknown) vocals.
6. 4:47 ****groovy, blatty Reggae stroll, downtempo, cool horns, dubby.
7. 5:29 ***slow boom bap with double-time bubbling keyboards. Another Afro-Reggae-Hip hop mashup.
8. 5:23 ****UK-style club-dub/dubstep, Trinidadian vocals and whoobles. I’m a sucker for whoobles.
9. 4;41 ****electronics and thumping something that is a bit of a cumbia, but nothing traditional about it. Vocals in Spanglish with a sort of Reggaeton intonation.
10. 4:01 *****ridiculously bitchen cumbiamuffin riddim, dubby, female vocals. Mi gusta esta aqui.
11. 3:52 **fractured electronic gronches. Becomes rather more like a riddim (cumbiastep?) gradually.
12. 5:02 ****clackers, fun little electronic bopper. No vocals.
13. 3:57 ***mellow and trance-y dub with hip hop vocals. (FCC – “goddamit” – if that counts your book…)
14. 5:12 *****uptempo stuttering riddim with a growing hint of north Africa (from Palestine, it turns out) – interesting. Oud-funk. Very long fade with oud and faint heartbeats.
15. 5:12 ****pretty chimey chords. Afro-hip hop vocals in Afro-ench. Gets a strong beat after a while – nice stuff.
16. 4:16 *acoustic guitar, indy-hip-pop something. Um. Er.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Bongo SibideJah Protect My People (Feat. Black Nature)
2.WontanaraSabu Fanye
3.Gnawa KronikWaynkoum Ya Reejal (Feat. Yassir Chadly)
4.Gnawa KronikSahrawi Swing (Feat. Nils Bultmann)
5.WontanaraFarafina Massaya (Feat. Nils Bultmann)
6.Dunes, TheBab Manara (Feat. Snakkr Horn Mix)
7.Cross Border PlayersA Mi Sa Fait Ma (Feat. Bongo)
8.Dub SnakkrGunplay (Feat. Iggy Mon)
9.Bondi BlasterCumbia Nena (Feat. Ephniko & Nes)
10.Bondi BlasterSalchichón Primavera (Feat. Tami)
11.Dub SnakkrEat The Beat (Feat. Iggy Mon)
12.Dub SnakkrTik Talk
13.Dub SnakkrGot To Be Free (Feat. Ephniko)
14.ExcentrikQuick Minute
15.Cross Border PlayersGalaire A Conakry (Feat. Bongo)
16.Iamani I. AmeniPlease Don't Be Broken