Cool New Summer Sounds

This week, Rhythm Planet serves up new releases for Summer with Natacha Atlas, a new recording of Esquivel's space age bachelor pad classics by Amsterdam's Metropole Orkest, Calypsonian Lord Mouse, Venezuelan-born Eliana Cuevas, Morocco's Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa, jazz versions of Steely Dan classics, some Malian Blues, Maori superstar Maisey Rika, and others.

Read more on Tom Schnabel's Rhythm Planet blog.



  1. Metropole Orchestra/ PoincianaPerfect Vision: The Esquivel Sound / Basta Records
  2. Jose Rizo's Monograma / Suavectio / Baila Que Baila / Saungu Records
  3. Gogol Bordello / Lost Innocent World / Pura Vida Conspiracy / Casa Gogol
  4. Lord Mouse & The Kalypso Kats / Limbo SongGo Calypsonian / Initiative Music
  5. Aziz Sahmaoui & University Of Gnawa / Ana Hayou / Aziz Sahmaoui & University Of Gnawa / Adami
  6. Natacha Atlas/ River Man / Expressions: Live In Toulouse / Mazeeka
  7. Maisey Rika / Reconnect / Walk A Mile In My Shoes / VGM
  8. Azam Ali & Loga R. Torkian/ Behind The Sky / Lamentation Of Swans / Azam Ali Music
  9. Eliana Cuevas / Melancolia / Espejo / Ec Music
  10. Tom Kennedy / The Night Has A 1000 Eyes / Just Play! / Capri





Tom Schnabel