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TROPICAL #34
Special guest DJ TomB from Paris
Saturday 30th of May 2015
Soul Inn

Plattesteen 18, 1000 Brussels

*** FREE ENTRANCE ***

There's a big change in the air, as I've recently opened my own place, the SOUL INN. Located in the heart of Brussels, the TROPICAL parties will follow that path.

A huge thank you to Virginie, my friend and brilliant boss at Jour de Fête, for her constant support. I will miss this basement, but the TROPICAL parties are getting a new home, my home !

www.facebook.com/soulinnbrussels

DJ TomB, great brasil specialist and curator for the parisian 22tracks tropical playlist, is joining me for the night. Standing still won't be an option !

22tracks.com/par/latintropical

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www.facebook.com/soulinnbrussels

DJ ReeDoo and myself (Funky Bompa) are very pleased to announce the beginning of a new adventure. No, we are not getting married (well actually, we almost are).

On April 15th, the SOUL INN will open up in the heart of Brussels. A place for music, quality drinks/service & good life, right next to the famous Ancienne Belgique. We felt the need for a headquarter in the center of town, a place where the day begins (after work, that is) and where the night ends.

As the name SOUL INN says, the musical direction will be soulful in its wide sense : rhythm & blues, soul, funk, tropical grooves, disco and even some early house music from time to time.

A typical week will look like this : live gig on Thursday and DJs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will be open 7 days a week from 4pm to 4am (although we might close a bit sooner on the early weekdays). Free entrance all along.

So who is doing what ? 
You will find us working behind/on top/under (that's not what you think !) the bar on most days, and behind the decks sometimes too of course. They have enough friends with great taste to make sure the music will always be on top of the game.

We're very happy to announce live gigs by The Paradise Bangkok International Molam Band, Calibro 35, John The Conqueror, The Wild Boar & Bull Brass Band and many more to come. On the DJ side, we will have nights by our friends Soulful Torino, Florian Keller, Kwak, Riko, Boca 45, just to name some.

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>> OUT NOW <<
NEW BOMPA DISCOS 10inch
LIMITED 300 COPIES - VINYL ONLY

"Joana features two cuts of firing funana from one of Belgium's finest, Funky Bompa, on a rather dashing 10". The title track is a turbo charged funk jam complete with boogie bass, heavily squeezed accordion action and fills so vibrant they'd make a rainbow blush. Flip for "Xintado Na Praca", a cover version of Cape Verde legends Bulimundo which transforms the original into a fusion of spiralling, almost Celtic, folk and stomping African beats and results in what can only be described as a loopy organic techno experience. Truly unique" (Juno review)




Buy it here :

Juno > http://www.juno.co.uk/products/funky-bompa-joana/549867-01/
Rush Hour > http://www.rushhour.nl/store_detailed.php?item=79829
Dr Vinyl, Veals&Geeks (Brussels)
Music Mania (Gent)
Also available in Japan stores and soon in NYC (Independent Grand)
& more stores around the world

Direct orders at funky.bompa@gmail.com

SIDE A : Joana
SIDE B : Xintado na praça

High quality pressing and mastering on 10inch.
Both sides tested on massive soundsystems and dancefloor approved.

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The Twist parties are temporarily on hold, as I'm putting all my focus on the Soul Inn. We will see later this year how The Twist can start up again !


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!! REPRESS BY POPULAR DEMAND !!

Considering the huge demand for TEME TAN's first single, we decided to repress the record with inverted colors. It comes with free digital download, as always. Get yours now because this is your last chance !

Listen/watch here : youtu.be/AqunQdv9D-g
Buy it here : limite-records.tumblr.com/shop
Limited to 300 copies with silkscreen cover

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FM BRUSSEL
FUNKY BOMPA & THE WILD


Listen again here :

http://www.fmbrussel.be/player/ondemand/?http://www.fmbrussel.be/fmbrussel/autorecorder/zon_funkybompawild.mp3

Every sunday from 8pm to 9pm.
98.8 FM airwaves and online streaming.
The theme is tropical music, but you know I enjoy some spacing out from time to time.
So let's put it like this : everything is exotic, exotic is everything.
The Wild is taking over every last sunday of the month. I'm in charge of the other sundays.

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22tracks-preview

www.22tracks.com/#bru/tropical

Be sure to check the Tropical section of this great website, curated by yours truly. Instant play mode, opdated weekly with 5 new tracks, maintaining a continuous flow of... 22 tracks.

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OUT NOW
NEW RELEASE ON BOMPA DISCOS


Limited 300 copies - 7inch only

A third release with a hard afro flavor. The A-side features an uptempo biguine drumtrack laden with acid kicks and hectic sound effects. Stripped down for maximum effect. B-side is a superheavy benga from Kenya, slightly shortened into a sexy burner. Both sides tested on massive soundsystems and dancefloor approved. Big sound !

Available now through Juno, RushHour or visit Veals&Geeks & Dr Vinyl (Brussels).
Buy it here :
http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/488436-01.htm

http://www.rushhour.nl/store_detailed.php?item=71232
http://www.independentgrand.com/product/funky-bompa-afro-edits

Listen here :



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Some tropical nuggets from my collection are now uploaded on Youtube for your listening pleasure. Have a look !

www.youtube.com/funkybompa

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OUT NOW
NEW RELEASE ON BOMPA DISCOS


Limited 300 copies - 7inch only
Mastered by Frankie "Sofrito" Francis

Available now through Juno and this week in stores in Brussels.
Buy it here : http://www.juno.co.uk/products/471039-01.htm
Listen here :



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Cumbia Con Alcool by Ridiculous Raw on Mixcloud


A cumbia 45s-only mix, super-fresh out of the box and available on the fantastic Ridiculous Raw blog, curated by the one and only Jakob aka Ame from Afterhours fame. It you have the slightest doubt about this last statement, just have a look at the blog, and try to keep you tongue from rolling out... So it's quite an honor to be featured in there. Big shout to Jakob !

Check out the whole story with label scans and commented tracklist right here :

http://www.ridiculousraw.com/2012/10/cumbia-con-alcool.html

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