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Various Artists


  1. Real Thing - Children of The Ghetto
  2. Avis - Baby, This Love I Have
  3. Veronica Mickie - Lost Children
  4. Rare Silk - Storm (Arp Duppy Chip Mix)
  5. LFO - Shove Piggy Shove
  6. Bach Revolution - D.E 108
  7. Andi Otto - Bangalore Whispers (feat. MD Pallavi)
  8. Michael de Albuquerque - We May Be Cattle But We All Got Names
  9. Pyranha - Clepsydre
  10. Yargo - Marimba
  11. Okyerema Asante & Black Fire - Play a Sweet Rhythm on Them Drums (feat. Plunky)
  12. Mr. Scruff feat. Nke - Giffin (Taken re-edit Speechless dub mix)
  13. Isis - In Essense
  14. Frank Hatchett - Malibu Nites

Luke Una Presents : E Soul Cultura Vol. 2

Various Artists

mr bongo
  • 2lp in gatefold sleeve w/ obi strip + limited edition fanzine

    Released: 9th Jun 2023

  • cd

    Released: 9th Jun 2023


a second helping of New, old, rare and under-discovered music from around the world.

This second volume gives another opportunity for Luke to share his journey of the past four decades of staying up late and getting transcendental whilst listening to holy grail music as the city slept. It at times ventures into the deeper, spiritual, soulful, downtempo, experimental aspects of his tastes. From the conscious, street soul fusion gospel of Veronica Mickie's 'Lost Children', to an excursion into Swiss, psych, progressive rock in the form of Pyranha, then onto the classic Indian music- inspired electronic workout of Andi Otto's 'Bangalore Whispers'.

Luke hints at his softer side in Avis; a sweet, obscure cover version of Minnie Riperton's 'Baby, This Love I Have', as well as championing local heroes in the shape of Manchester's Yargo and their driving, obscure, proto- house belter, 'Marimba'. There's also Japanese, electronic, slo- mo heaviness from 1979, courtesy of Bach Revolution. House music is integral to the É Soul sound and is represented by Nav Aktah's deep remix of Mr Scruff, and then there's Isis 'In Essense'; a track of such majestic brilliance that it has never left Luke's record bag.

The selection is eclectic, global, and plucked from different times and spaces. In theory, perhaps they shouldn't work together, but there is a mysterious link that makes them gel as a whole. That's what Luke does best. He creates a sort of musical alchemy, unifying the diverse.