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VA - Buddha-Bar XV By Ravin (2013) 2CDs

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VA - Buddha-Bar XV By Ravin (2013) 2CDs

VA - Buddha-Bar XV By Ravin (2013) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 960 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 338 Mb | Scans ~ 101 mb
Lounge, Chillout, Ethnic | Label: George V Records | # 3271612 | Time: 02:27:01

After India’s heat and its vibrant colors, Buddha-Bar takes us to the wild East to discover Russia. Emblematic and mysterious country, Russia offers a wide array of climates, cultures and arts. That last aspect has seduced DJ Ravin and led him to have Buddha-Bar XV focused on this enchanting atmosphere. Take a journey to these unexplored territories; walk through Russia from east to west and from North to South to the sweet sounds of Russian traditional instruments and vocals. The first CD, acoustic and enchanting, will take you through the steppe, listening Bliss, Yasmine Hamdan, Thor… The second CD, more infused with electronic music, will immerse you in Russia’s warm nights with artists such as Dim Vach or Sean Bay.

Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (2004) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

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Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (2004) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (2004) 3 CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 527 Mb | Scans ~ 414 Mb
Genre: Ethnic Pop, Worldbeat | Label: Hed-Arzi | # 64471 | Time: 03:49:28

Ofra Haza was quite possibly the most beloved singer in Israel's history, and one of Israel's most recognizable faces and voices worldwide. As a daughter of immigrants from Yemen's Jewish community and as an international superstar, she incorporated many styles into her repertoire. This wonderful collection contains 53 of her most popular songs in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.

Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour (2004) [Re-Up]

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Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour (2004) [Re-Up]

Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 523 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Afro-Pop, Worldbeat, West African | Label: Sony Greece/Ελευθεροτυπία | 01:15:41

This 16-track compilation covers Senegalese singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Youssou N'Dour's Columbia Records period, from 1991 to 1996. Perhaps the most popular pop culture figure in Senegal's history, N'Dour created a music of his own from various sources, which he called "mbalax" and which incorporates everything from jazz, soul, hard R&B styles, hip-hop, and even Cuban samba, and juxtaposes them with the folk melodies and polyrhythms of his native land. The cuts here, particularly "Old Man," "New Africa," "Yo le Le, (Fulani Rhythm)," and the covers of Smokey Robinson's "Don't Look Back," and Lennon and McCartney's "Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da," reveal N'Dour's idiosyncratic, yet very accessible grasp and integration of Western and African pop styles.

Ofra Haza - Albums & Singles Collection 1987-2008 (8CD) [Re-Up]

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Ofra Haza - Albums & Singles Collection 1987-2008 (8CD) [Re-Up]

Ofra Haza - Albums & Singles Collection 1987-2008 (8CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.46 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: Worldbeat, Ethnic Pop, Middle Eastern Traditions | Time: 05:42:29

Collection includes: Im Nin 'alu (Played In Full Mix) (1987) Maxi-Single; Shaday (1988); 5 Tracks (1989) Japan Only EP; Desert Wind (1989); Kirya (1992); Ofra Haza (1997); Forever Ofra Haza: Her Greatest Songs Remixed (2008).

Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim - Majoun (1997)

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Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim - Majoun (1997)

Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim - Majoun (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:20
Ethnic Fusion, Ambient, Worldbeat, Experimental | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 62721

This feast for the ears almost defies classification. Richard Horowitz is probably best known for his award-winning score to the Bernardo Bertolucci movie, The Sheltering Sky. Featured on the album is Tehran singer Sussan Deyhim; her voice is extremely expressive in an "x-tatic" Middle Eastern style, with its distinctive embellishments and phrasing. Horowitz takes recordings of her voice and layers it in subtle yet exotic tapestries and harmonies. This is not the ripoff sampling done so often on ambient dance albums. Deyhim's voice is the center of the compositions, and her artistry is always honored. At times, her combined voices sound like the Manhattan Transfer, but when the title track features 84 recombined samples of her voice, the result is very unique. Although the sound processing is important, the album features many live musicians, including world music expert Jaron Lanier and members of the Moroccan National Radio and Television Orchestra. Majoun offers layers upon veils of mysteries and never stoops to trite Middle Eastern musical clichés. Highly recommended.

VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 482 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb | 03:30:48
Lounge, Chillout, Ethnic, Ambient | Label: George 5 Records | # 3285232 - WAG377

Buddha-Bar, creator of Lounge music, is releasing its first Best Of album. Born in 1996, Buddha-Bar has become a Lounge temple of excellence. It is the first restaurant to blend gastronomy and music thus setting itself as THE creator of Lounge Music. Now with more than 30 references in its catalogue, a wealth of 20 years of experience and around twenty venues worldwide, Buddha-Bar unveils its first Best Of compilation of the Buddha-Bar music series, beautifully wrapped and signed by Ravin. Carefully selected over the years, this triple album cd takes us to a bold journey to various musical cultures. From Middle East, India, passing by Africa and South American, the master “Ravin” promises hours of escape and serenity. Listen to all the classics that have set Buddha-Bar as a world leading reference in Lounge & Electronic music: Karunesh, Arno Elias, Koop, Nickodemus, Laidback, Parov Stellar, Hess is more… “Buddha-Bar Best Of” by Ravin, beyond a cd, is already a must-have reference.

Dead Can Dance - Dionysus (2018)

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Dead Can Dance - Dionysus (2018)

Dead Can Dance - Dionysus (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Scans Included | 00:36:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
World Fusion / Worldbeat / Neoclassical Dark Wave / Tribal Fusion
[PIAS] Recordings #PIASR440CDX

The follow-up to the pioneering Australian art pop duo's 2012 comeback LP Anastasis, Dionysus dispenses with the more song-oriented approach of its predecessor in favor of an atmosphere-driven bacchanalian oratorio inspired by the Greek god of wine and ecstasy. Split into two tracks with a sum of seven movements, Dionysus unfurls like a guided ayahuasca trip; a curl of aromatic smoke that develops into a roaring, pre-Byzantine bonfire replete with primeval chants and ancient rites. Opener "Sea Borne" tracks the outsider God's arrival via a slow build of tribal beats and a sinewy, unfolding melody that suggests "Misirlou" by way of "Kashmir" – the album continues to eschew the European folk proclivities of the duo's early work in favor a more Mediterranean and North African aesthetic.

Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (2012) {Special Edition, Deluxe Box Set}

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Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (2012) {Special Edition, Deluxe Box Set}

Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (2012) {Special Edition, Deluxe Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 371 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb
Full Scans (JPG + PDF) ~ 222 Mb | 00:56:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
World Fusion / Worldbeat / Dream Pop / Ambient / Neoclassical Dark Wave
[PIAS] Recordings #PIASR311 CDX

Exclusive Limited Edition Box Set (Edition of 2000); boxed in custom made deluxe hardbound book, embossed with band logo and album title, and featuring 8 specially designed pages of album art and lyric sheets. Autographed 6" x 8" lithograph artwork print; USB drive contains the full album in high fidelity 24bit digital audio and album artwork. Anastasis is a 2012 studio album by the British-Australian band Dead Can Dance. It is the eighth studio album by the band and the first after Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard disbanded in 1998. It was officially released on 13 August 2012 by PIAS Recordings, 16 years after the group's last album, Spiritchaser. It is also the band's first album since it left 4AD. "Anastasis" is the Greek word for "resurrection".

Geoffrey Oryema - Beat The Border (1993)

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Geoffrey Oryema - Beat The Border (1993)

Geoffrey Oryema - Beat The Border (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Label: Real World Records | # CDRW37, 7243 8 39066 2 8 | Time: 00:41:40
Worldbeat, Ethnic Fusion, Afro-Pop, Ambient, Pop/Rock

Beat the Border is the second studio album from Ugandan artist Geoffrey Oryema. It was released in 1993 through the Real World label. Notable collaborators to Oryema on this album include Jean-Pierre Alarcen (Lead guitar), Brian Eno, Manu Katché and Ayub Ogada. The album evokes the spirit and culture of Africa for those who live in first world countries.

VA - Buddha-Bar XVII By DJ Ravin (2015) 2CDs

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VA - Buddha-Bar XVII By DJ Ravin (2015) 2CDs

VA - Buddha-Bar XVII By DJ Ravin (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 972 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans ~ 164 Mb
Label: George V Records | # 3322622 | Time: 02:36:04
Lounge, Chillout, Deep House, Ethnic Fusion

2015 two CD set. Buddha-Bar has set itself as a Lounge music pioneer since the 90's. Known and recognized in France and internationally, Buddha-Bar is the lounge music reference of talent spotters in lounge and electronic music. With a subtle mix of chill, deep and electronic music influences, Buddha-Bar XVII is no exception to the savoir-faire of the little Parisian label, George V Records. Drawing inspiration from Morocco, this opus promises warmth and sensuality to take you to an enchanting dream world. Bold mixes, hypnotic compositions and aesthetic arrangements are the key components of this new selection filled with emotions. Travel from the coasts to the middle of the desert and let yourself be carried away by the warm and soothing melodies that are the signature of the very first opus of the music collection.

Yosefa - Yosefa (1993)

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Yosefa - Yosefa (1993)

Yosefa - Yosefa (1993)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 347 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
World, Folk, Electronic, Worldbeat, Dance | Oasis Productions Ltd. #7201-2

Yosefa Dahari is an Israeli singer born of Yemeni and Moroccan parents. Her style blends world beat electronic dance music beats with traditional singing styles of the Morocco and Yemen. Born Yosefa Dahari, she lives in Israel. Her recordings include Middle Eastern instruments such as the kanun, oud, zourna, darbouka and tin drum, as well as European instruments. Her style has been characterized as following in the tradition of the late Yemeni-Israeli singer Ofra Haza.

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon (2002) [Re-Up]

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Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon (2002) [Re-Up]

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb | 00:57:05
Downtempo, Trip Hop, Lounge, Future Jazz, Worldbeat | Label: ESLM | # ESL0060

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have always treated the line between acoustic and electronic music as a drunken sailor might, unpredictably falling on one side or the other with equal frequency. By this measure, The Richest Man in Babylon is their soberest effort to date, striding confidently into jazz, soul, world beat, and other styles with a direct, reverential approach. The band's last record, Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi, featured a set of classic jazz tunes unadorned with remixes or reinterpretation. But the songs on Babylon are originals, incorporating not just jazz but Afro-beat, Brazilian dance, Persian and Indian music, reggae, and psychedelia, all while making expert use of new and old collaborators like Sleepy Wonder, Lou Lou, and Shinehead. Icelandic singer Emiliana Torrini makes an instant impression on the first track, "Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes," her voice freeing the song's melody and structure with just a few hypnotic bars. It's hard to call this an electronic record at all; even their dub-influenced tracks miss a certain studio sheen, as if Hilton and Garza simply waded into a sweltering Jamaican beach party and hit record. But while it misses the ambient, ethereal edge that made The Mirror Conspiracy a downtempo classic, Babylon satisfies with organic energy and tasteful eclecticism.

Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits (2000) 3 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits (2000) 3 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.46 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 514 Mb | Scans ~ 540 Mb
Genre: Ethnic Pop, Worldbeat | Label: Hed-Arzi | # 64027 | Time: 03:45:05

This triple CD set came out on the heels of Ofra Haza's tragic death. It contains all her greatest hits in Hebrew, Yemenite/Arabic and English, and also songs that have never before appeared on an album. This is the ultimate collection of one of Israel's most beloved performers.

VA - Buddha-Bar Beach: Mykonos (2015)

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VA - Buddha-Bar Beach: Mykonos (2015)

VA - Buddha-Bar Beach: Mykonos (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 528 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Lounge, Chillout | Label: George V Records/Vagram | # 3324482-WAG 331 | Time: 01:10:38

Following the success of the first 'Buddha-Bar Beach' the series now moves to the luxury Santa Marina Hotel, located in Ornos, Mykonos. Still in association with FG Radio, this new CD promises warmth and sensuality and journeys to the most beautiful beaches and clubs worldwide. On the turntables, DJ Ravin (Buddha-Bar) and Camilo Franco (Space Ibiza and FG Radio) mix enchanting tracks that emulate the rhythm of the waves. The first part has been carefully selected by Ravin to end your beach day with style. Unwind on the biggest sofa on the beach and allow yourself to be carried away by exciting and deep tracks and melodies.

Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart - Rising Above Bedlam (1991)

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Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart - Rising Above Bedlam (1991)

Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart - Rising Above Bedlam (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb | Scans included
Label: Oval, EastWest | # 9031-75470-2 | Time: 00:51:28
Worldbeat, Experimental Rock, Dub

The second album by Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart continued the bassist's exploration into ethnic fusion, merging together music from different world traditions with pop production and his own dub-influenced bass guitar. Fans of Wobble's earlier work with Holgar Czukay and Public Image Limited might be surprised and a bit dismayed at first by the glossy production and pop nature of some of the tracks here; one would never have guessed that Wobble would come up with something as commercial as the Latin pop of "Ungodly Kingdom." However, much of the music is remarkable and on each listen seems to contain something new. Wobble is far more interested in experimentation than simply adding world sounds to pop music. The tracks with Middle Eastern influences, including the amazing "Everyman's an Island," are quite remarkable and most feature the fine talents of Natasha Atlas. Meanwhile, the trance-like opener, "Visions of You," which guests Sinéad O'Connor on vocals, is absolutely beautiful. On the title track, Wobble even returns to his past, with he and guitarist Justin Adams bringing the sound of early PiL forward ten years.