The Far Out Beat Tape compilation – various artists

Listen to an album of dancefloor-driven Latin songs featuring remixes by 4hero, IG Culture, Daz-I-Kue and Theo Parrish

The Far Out Beat TapeThis compilation comes courtesy of Far Out Recordings, a label founded in 1994 by London DJ/producer Joe Davis who had a penchant for all things Brazilian. Its music, which featured heavily among the pages of seminal jazz magazine Straight No Chaser, was closely associated with the careers of DJ Gilles Peterson and artists such as 4hero, Mark Pritchard and Kenny Dope.

Over the years, Far Out has released both traditional Latin music and more dancefloor-driven output, the latter of which is the focus of The Far Out Beat Tape.

Highlights include 4hero’s remix of Friends From Rio’s Vera Cruz, Peanut Butter Wolf’s reworking of Azymuth’s Morning, and Without You by Mark Pritchard (under his Troubleman moniker), which features the unmistakable vocals of Steve Spacek.

On this page are three songs from the 11-track album, the rest of which can be heard on the label’s Bandcamp page.

Far Out Recordings has been releasing quality Latin music for more than two decades — here’s looking forward to another 20 years.

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Vera Cruz’s Friends From Rio (4hero Remix)
Troubleman’s Without You
Azymuth’s Morning (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
Track listing
1. Simone Seritella’s Sambalanco
2. Alex Malheiros & Band Utopia’s The Wave (IG Culture’s feat. John Robinson The Plan Mix)
3. Friends From Rio’s Vera Cruz (4hero Remix)
4. Troubleman’s Lullaby
5. Binario’s Quantão (Part 2 Daz I Kue Re-edit)
6. The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra’s Keep Believing (Can You Feel It) (SS Translation by Theo Parrish)
7. Sean Khan’s Things To Say (Ben Hauke Remix)
8. Troubleman’s Without You
9. The Ipanemas’s Seu Dario (Paul White Remix)
10. Azymuth’s Morning (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
11. Marcos Valle’s 1975 (Budgie Remix)
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