Mambo & Guts - Beach Diggin’ Vol. 5

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Double LP in gatefold sleeve.

The fifth and final volume in Heavenly Sweetness' essential yearly dig through obscure yet wonderful sun-drenched soul, funk, jazz, disco, soca, reggae and tropical sounds from the likes of Martinique, Ivory Coast, Australia, Japan, Nigeria, Malaysia...and Switzerland. 

Over the last five years and as many volumes of their 'Beach Diggin' compilations, Guts - a French producer/DJ and Mambo - a cult Los Angeles-based painter, have explored the reefs of five continents, dredged the sea beds of countless seas and oceans, examined every single seashell with the aim of making sure that no vinyl pearl should escape their notice.

 For this last instalment of their adventures, Guts and Mambo have organised another expedition around the world, to salute the spots where for the last five years they have uncovered rare specimens, saving some of them from total extinction, while shining a light on others that amply deserved it. 

Though each Beach Diggin' compilation can be listened to independently of the others, the five together now form a kind of navigational chart signalling with its green flags the places where, in Africa, Europe, Asia, America, and the South Pacific, they gambolled on sandy beaches, avoiding the well-trodden path, becoming more and more demanding with each passing year. Beach Diggin' is a state of mind...