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V/A - Sounds of Sisso

Pure Singeli fire from Tanzanias febrile Dar Es Salaam underground, showcasing the punkish sounds of the Sisso Records studio with a belter volley of hi-velocity missiles for Kampala, Ugandas Nyege Nyege Tapes. Hitting frenetic levels of velocity comparable with full on soca or Shangaan electro styles as much as Northern British takes on happy hardcore and Makina, trust theres no messing about with this one. This is a bracing first introduction to the Singeli sound, whose collision of souped-up rhythmic energy and breathless bars should immediately translate far beyond its east African base. Across the 14 tracks of Sounds of Sisso youre familiarized with the sounds core producers -- Bwax, Sisso, Tampa Pana, and Yung Keyz Morento -- and its amazing fast chat MCs -- Dogo Niga (aka Bobani) and Makaveli -- with a totally uncompromising style that cant help but make most other dance music sound a bit pale and limp by comparison. No matter where youre from, this is patently music for raving to, combining punkish, satirical lyrics about the challenges of Tanzanias youth -- from police corruption to dating when youre broke -- with productions that scream get mad get mad in a way thats maybe best associated with hedonistic noise or gabber. However, this is from Dar Es Slaam, and theyve got some heavy style down there. From the near cheek-pulling G-force of Bwax and S Kides Baba Aminata Natafuta Kiki" to the mental, cut-up intro and rapido attack of "TMK" by Suma, nobody lets the pressure gauge tick below fucking off it, pal, taking in the chipmunked Bollywood chorus and speecore pace of Dogo Nigas "Polisi" and the Shangaan/Soca-like hybrid "Mshamba Wa Kideo" from Mzee Wa Bwax or the Nu Monkey-on-tour styles of "Kimbau Mbau" along with the Nkisi-esque jag of Maseke, Pasopa and Makos "Roho Inauma". But, there are also some sweeter and hip hop styled freaks, too; check for the warped hip hop knock of "Nammiliki" from Makaveli, or the sugar-rush of Cssos "Shobo" and the hyper colourful soundsystem FX of "Ndugulawama". Also features Dogo Suma Lupozi, Dogo Mudiy, Ganzi Mdudu. Remastered and cut by Matt Colton." - Nyege Nyege Tapes.

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After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.

This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.
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