(Various Artists)/Putumayo Presents: Arabic Groove (1997-2000/2001)

A collection of dance tracks by the artists from North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Morocco) and Middle East (Lebanon). Mainly consists of Algerian pops "rai" and Egyptian pops "al-jil". Contemporary dance music based on traditional Arabic music, but greatly influenced by hip-hop, R&B, funk and reggae. Includes "Kidda" by Natacha Atlas (the female vocalist from London. Ex-member of Jah Wobble and Invaders of the Heart and Transglobal Underground). Released from the American label Putumayo.

Putumayo Presents: Arabic Groove


(Various Artists)/Techno! The New Dance Sound of Detroit (1988)

The earliest compilation album of Detroit techno. Released on the '10 Records' label of UK Virgin Records. Electronic dance music with dark and introspective atmosphere, influenced deeply by synth pop/electro funk, such as Kraftwerk, Heaven 17 and New Order, and Chicago house. Includes Rhythim is Rhythim (edited by Juan Atkins, produced by Mayday/Derrick May)/It is What It is, Blake Baxter/Forever and a Day, Juan Atkins/Techno Music, Inner City (Kevin Saunderson and Paris Grey)/Big Fun, and others.

Techno! The New Dance Sound of Detroit


(Various Artists)/No New York (1978)

The compilation that includes New York's post-punk/avant-garde bands called "No Wave" in the late 1970s: James Chance & The Contortions, Teenage Jesus and The Jerks (featuring Lydia Lunch), Mars and D.N.A. (featuring Arto Lindsay). Produced by Brian Eno.

No New York

(Various Artists)/Nuggets-Classics from the Psychedelic Sixties (1964-1969)

The compilation that includes 18 tracks by US psychedelic/garage rock band in the late 1960s. The Standells, The Monkees, The Beau Brummels, The Seeds and others.

Nuggets-Classics from the Psychedelic Sixties

(Various Artists)/Pillows & Prayers (Cherry Red 1982-1983) (1982-1983)

The compilation of UK independent label Cherry Red Records. The Monochrome Set, Felt, Everything but the Girl and others.

Pillows & Prayers (Cherry Red 1982-1983)