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You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discover new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.

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May 4th, 2015 01:33am

Tropical dance

Swedish duo Cocotaxi create a unique sound with a plethora of worldly influences. Afro-Mexicana via eastern Europe electro-tropicalia. Taken from a new EP Sucre, named after Sucre, Bolivia the place rather than the french word for Sugar. With Bolivian percussion traditions it’s a joyous sound to behold.

Categories: Tropicália, World
May 4th, 2015 00:09am

Coisa Boa

Nice remix from Javelin of Moreno Veloso Em Todo Lugar Voz Boa, which appears on the Brazilian’s Coisa Boa LP. He is one of the sons of the legendary Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso and his first wife Andréa Gadelha Veloso.

Oct 26th, 2014 12:49pm


Paolo Conte, back with another LP, Snob has a flavour of South America, specially on this superb track Tropical with it’s jazzy trumpets and latin bongos. The master Italian singer, pianist, composer, and lawyer is still going strong at 77.

“A gruff smoker’s voice, a piano style that wanders from honky-tonk to tango palace to tony cabaret, and a weathered romantic’s world view have made Paolo Conte a well-known songwriter in Italy.” (The New York Times)

Snob, the new studio album by Paolo Conte produced by Rita Allevato contains 15 new songs: a return to the origins of music and texts that have made Paolo Conte an artist appreciated all over the world. A return that is also, inevitably, evolution and ongoing research; exploration of soundscapes and words that, as the old trouvailles, in addition to disclosing unusual meanings, are transformed into pictorial sounds and images.

Buy it on iTunes here

Aug 2nd, 2014 17:43pm

Beach Diggin' again

Guts and Mambo are back with the second insulation of Beach Diggin’ - Vol.2 carries on where Vol.1 left off with an eclectic array of hard-to-find rarities and guilty pleasures. This track kicks off the proceedings with a funky pop loop and Mavis John’s sultry voice. Try stopping your foot tapping to this one!

Dancehall vibes on Hey Mister by Althea Forrest & Togetherness, Folky bossa soul on Amor a Tres by Celeste, funk and disco continues from Lee Alfred and the Hamilton Brothers respectively. Soulful jazz in the shape of Fou De Toi by Bajy & Electrical Haitian Orchestra. Sonya Spence brings it back to a laid back disco vibe before we go off in a reggae tangent with East of Handsworth by Linton Haugton. Moody Leftfield-pop from Letta Mbulu then slides into tropical percussionists The Lain Langley Group on Amazon Trail, this flows nicely into Osmar Milito’s organ led calypso sound, we then mellow right out with Kalalou, a jazz instrumental by Mushi & Lakansyel. Finishing off with Marsha Wilson’s Love Is Gonna Get You.

I’ve not heard any of these tracks before, so it’s a credit to Guts for digging’ deep and unearthing this great collections of gems. See you at the beach.

Buy it on iTunes now, you need it.

Feb 15th, 2014 16:33pm

Samba into Summer

Brazilian MPB (Música popular brasileira) singer, songwriter Vanessa da Mata's  new single Segue o Som out this month to get you in the mood for Summer, an easy going samba you can't ignore tapping your feet to.

Vanessa Sigiane da Mata Ferreira, her full name, is a Latin Grammy Award-winning artist with an impressive back catalogue. She has previously worked with Chico César, Bethânia, Caetano Veloso, Black Uhuru, Baden Powell, Seu Jorge, Tom Jobim and Ben Harper.

Caipirinha anyone?!

Categories: Chill, Tropicália, World
Nov 10th, 2012 18:54pm

Tiki Tropical!

Former Concretes' frontwoman Victoria Bergsman released her third album last month as Taken By Trees. Following the excellent Eden LP which Bergsman recorded in Pakistan she's now been to Hawaii to record the follow-up Other Worlds. I love the whole Hawaiian sound of steel guitars and tropical beats mixed with Bergsman's soft laid back vocal style. Produced by Henning Fürst this album is the perfect accompaniment to to the summer, so listening to this in the cold autumn months soon warms you up inside deeming of hotter climates.

Intro song Horizon starts with the sound of the sea while coconut shells clip clop out the beat and the first sounds of Hawaiian steel guitars subtly twang in the background. Highest High drifts with ease and grace, filling your head with beautiful sounds of tiki wooden percussion, whirring guitars and Augustus Pablo-esque melodica. Dreams sets off into a faster pace with balearic beats and more luscious steel guitars.

Pacific Blue adds to the tropical mood with ocean-breeze steel pans and a easy going carnival beat. Only You sounds like a lost Cure song re-imagined by Bergman. Large ups the pace once more for a skanking ska beat with horn section and intricate percussion giving us a calypso flavour. Dub reggae tune Indigo dub is pure horizontal relaxation and blends nicely into reggae tinged I Want You. The album finishes with Dreams (Coconut Cut) bringing the sound back to where it started laying in a hammock on the beach sipping on a planters punch. Wonderful. Highly Recommended.

Buy it on iTunes here.


Jan 30th, 2012 23:45pm

Tropicália folk

This catchy little tune from Está Vivo is making some waves online. African Run sounds like a cross between Devendra Banhart and Caetano Veloso with a voice like Frank Zappa. A free-spirited folk tune with a tropical edge, a simple riff with an infectious beat. Ryan McMahon previously toured with a band known as Bearries out of Chicago playing live electronica opening up for acts such as Justice and Telle. Following the demise of that short lived touring band in 2010 McMahon now makes his own solo music under the name Está Vivo. Check out his bandcamp and MySpace pages for some more great tunes.

Check out the Bandcamp page, A bands place in MySpace


Categories: Folk, Tropicália
May 8th, 2011 23:30pm

Tropicália legend Caetano Veloso (Caetano Emanuel Viana Teles Veloso) has made some outstanding music and is most known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship. Tropicália came from a Hélio Oiticica art installation of the same name.

This, the signature tune from the Tropicalismo movement is still fresh and relevant today as it was in 1968. Taken from Caetano Veloso's second self titled album. Also well worth checking out the the album that started it all Tropicália: ou Panis et Circenses, a collaboration by artists including Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Nara Leão, Os Mutantes and Gal Costa and features arrangements by Rogerio Duprat.

Categories: Tropicália
May 8th, 2011 19:10pm

It's good to hear some new music from Beirut, sounding on good form on this cover of the Tropicália legend Caetano Veloso.

The first track from the Red Hot Organization’s sequel to their 1996 comp Red Hot + Rio, paying homage to Brazilian Tropicália. The album will also feature Dirty Projectors, of Montreal, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Beck, Devendra Banhart, Madlib, José González, and John Legend. Quite the eclectic mix, Can't wait!

Find out the full lo-down on redhot.org

Categories: Chill, Folk, Tropicália, World