Magazine tagged Soundway Records

April 29, 2010

Soundway’s Miles Cleret presents a collection of his favourite tracks …

Compiled by Soundway's Miles Cleret, "Afro Tropical Soundz Volume 1" features eleven of his favourite tracks, all taken from various albums he's compiled, co-compiled and released since the label began in 2002. A must for fans and new comers alike, it's a

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April 1, 2010

“The Kusum Beat” by Ghanaian afro band Sweet Talks has stood the test of time …

Sweet Talks were undoubtedly amongst the top five biggest bands in Ghana in the 1970s, recording a string of hit albums. "The Kusum Beat" was originally released in 1974 and became somewhat of a household favourite with heavy emphasis on the 'afro' throug

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April 1, 2010

Hedzoleh Soundz were one of the first afro bands from 1970s Ghana …

Hedzoleh Soundz were one of the first and most original afro bands from 1970s Ghana playing a mix of traditional music from across the country tinged with western rock. They were residents at the notorious Napoleon nightclub where they met South African t

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February 22, 2010

Soundway Records presents the second part of “Nigeria Special” …

The second part to Soundway's best selling "Nigeria Special" album. The CD is presented with a full colour 24-page booklet. Many of the tracks featured on "Nigeria Special 2" have been forgotten or out of print for nearly 35 years but have since been trac

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February 22, 2010

Various – Nigeria Afrobeat Special (Soundway)

Soundway Records storms into 2010 with a cherry-picked selection of explosive afrobeat from 1970's Nigeria complementing the burgeoning "Nigeria Special" series. Focusing on the big band sound dominated by wailing saxophones, brass solos and relentless po

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December 23, 2009

Soundway Records storms into 2010 with a selection of explosive afrobeat from 1970’s Nigeria …

Soundway Records storms into 2010 with a cherry-picked selection of explosive afrobeat from 1970's Nigeria complementing the burgeoning "Nigeria Special" series. Focusing on the big band sound dominated by wailing saxophones, brass solos and relentless

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November 3, 2009

“Panama! 3” – from soul to calypso via the port of Colon …

"Panama! 3" is the latest edition of the much lauded and heavily championed "Panama!" compilation sreies and continues to explore the extraordinary dimensions of Panamanian music during the 1960s and 70s. Set for release in November 2009, "Panama! 3" digs

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October 22, 2009

Soundway steps back into Africa with “Ghana Special – Modern highlife, afro-sounds & Ghanaian blues 1968-81” …

Soundway steps back into Africa with thirty-three original and previously un-reissued tracks from Ghana delivering a follow on of sorts from the hugely successful CD/LP "Nigeria Special". "Ghana Special" represents nearly ten years of on-going research

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September 28, 2009

Tumbélé!

Soundway presents "Tumbélé! - Biguine, Afro And Latin Sounds From The French Caribbean, 1963–74" – a look at the unique and overlooked sounds from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Lilting biguines, heavy gwo ka drums and tumbélé rhythm

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September 11, 2009

Soundway Records presents overlooked and forgotten music from the Islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique …

Guadeloupe and Martinique are part of the Lesser Antilles, the eastern Caribbean island chain that also includes Dominica, St. Lucia and Marie-Galante. Along with La Guyane (on the South American mainland) and half of Saint Maarten, they are departments o

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June 22, 2009

Panama! 2

Soundway Records presents "Panama! 2 – Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk on the Isthmus, 1967-77" showcasing the unique tropical music created in Panama during the fertile decades of the 1960s and '70s. This is one of the sure-fire summer sou

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June 3, 2009

Soundway Records presents the second volume of “Panama!” …

Soundway Records presents "Panama! 2 – Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk on the Isthmus, 1967-77" showcasing the unique tropical music created in Panama during the fertile decades of the 1960s and '70s. This is one of the sure-fire summer sou

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June 30, 2008

Sir Victor Uwaifo

Soundway Records is a British record label based in Brighton, England. Their mission is to release underground tropical dance music with a funky flavour. With a philosophy of quality not quantity they hope to delve deep into areas that have gone unnoticed

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April 11, 2008

“Nigeria Rock Special” is the latest part of Soundway’s “Nigeria Special” series …

Compiler Miles Cleret has spent five years working on the "Nigeria Special" series of albums – numerous trips to Lagos and around Nigeria interviewing musicians and researching recordings, as well as suitable amounts of time scouring dusty record stores

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November 19, 2004

Ghana Soundz

The compilation series "Ghana Soundz" was an idea first hatched 3 years ago by compiler and DJ Miles Cleret. Since then he has painstakingly traveled the length and breadth of Ghana to assemble three collections of rare Afro-beat, Afro-funk and Afro-fusio

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December 9, 2002

Miles Cleret

Miles Cleret is one of the hard-working people behind Soundway Records. The new Brighton based label starts up with a superb compilation called "Ghana Soundz" (SNDWLP/CD001) exploring lost and obscure 70s Afro beat, funk and fusion from Ghana. Please visi

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