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Various Artists / Audio Refuge Compilation, The
Album:Audio Refuge Compilation, The Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:07/2011
Label:Stronghold Sound 

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Add Date:2011-07-24 Pull Date:2011-09-25 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:25 Sep18 Sep4 Sep28 Aug21 Aug14 Aug7 Aug31 Jul
Airplays:11133213

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 28 Jul 12:ETN
Bouge Mood
4.Sat, 24 Sep 11:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
2.Sat, 30 Jun 12:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
5.Fri, 16 Sep 11:Eme O
Music Casserole
3.Sat, 31 Dec 11:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
6.Thu, 01 Sep 11:Sunshine
Summertime Sunshine

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 Sibide Jah Protect My People (Feat. Black Nature)
2.Wontanara Sabu Fanye
3.Gnawa Kronik Waynkoum Ya Reejal (Feat. Yassir Chadly)
4.Gnawa Kronik Sahrawi Swing (Feat. Nils Bultmann)
5.Wontanara Farafina Massaya (Feat. Nils Bultmann)
6.Dunes, The Bab Manara (Feat. Snakkr Horn Mix)
7.Cross Border Players A Mi Sa Fait Ma (Feat. Bongo)
8.Dub Snakkr Gunplay (Feat. Iggy Mon)
9.Bondi Blaster Cumbia Nena (Feat. Ephniko & Nes)
10.Bondi Blaster Salchichón Primavera (Feat. Tami)
11.Dub Snakkr Eat The Beat (Feat. Iggy Mon)
12.Dub Snakkr Tik Talk
13.Dub Snakkr Got To Be Free (Feat. Ephniko)
14.Excentrik Quick Minute
15.Cross Border Players Galaire A Conakry (Feat. Bongo)
16.Iamani I. Ameni Please Don't Be Broken