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Ruf Dug / Guadeloupe Mix

Last year Ruf Dug decamped to Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean of the Lesser Antilles, soaking up the sun, ambience and working on his “Island” long-player for Kenneth Bager`s Music For Dreams. In moments when he wasn`t locked in his dungeon of FM synths, D-50 romplers and `80s digital reverb, he was, obviously, hoovering up all of the local vinyl he could find. This mix represents just a taste of his haul. A funky break, a smoky sax. Dreams of Paris. Vive la France. Bright brass and proud licks, a sound-like Celluloid`s “world” experiments. Traditional rhythms, Zouk and Kompa, mix with machines of a modern age. Boogie raps and operatic divas. A Jazz influenced by Lagos and Soweto. Tempos chopping, changing, taking flight. Reggae lilts, Highlife workouts, and Francis Bebey-like playfulness. Wally Badarou-like tides, would-be-gonna-be Balearic grooves, and Gwo Ka rituals. I doubt that you`ll have heard any of it before (someone needs to sign the Dugster up for a comp.).

Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Dr Rob, Test Pressing, Mix, Ruf Dug, Island, Music For Dreams, French Caribbean, Zouk, Kompa, Gwo Ka

Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Dr Rob, Test Pressing, Mix, Ruf Dug, Island, Music For Dreams, French Caribbean, Zouk, Kompa, Gwo Ka

Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Dr Rob, Test Pressing, Mix, Ruf Dug, Island, Music For Dreams, French Caribbean, Zouk, Kompa, Gwo Ka

Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Dr Rob, Test Pressing, Mix, Ruf Dug, Island, Music For Dreams, French Caribbean, Zouk, Kompa, Gwo Ka

Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Dr Rob, Test Pressing, Mix, Ruf Dug, Island, Music For Dreams, French Caribbean, Zouk, Kompa, Gwo Ka

Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Dr Rob, Test Pressing, Mix, Ruf Dug, Island, Music For Dreams, French Caribbean, Zouk, Kompa, Gwo Ka

Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Dr Rob, Test Pressing, Mix, Ruf Dug, Island, Music For Dreams, French Caribbean, Zouk, Kompa, Gwo Ka

Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Dr Rob, Test Pressing, Mix, Ruf Dug, Island, Music For Dreams, French Caribbean, Zouk, Kompa, Gwo Ka

Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, Dr Rob, Test Pressing, Mix, Ruf Dug, Island, Music For Dreams, French Caribbean, Zouk, Kompa, Gwo Ka

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