Global Roots: Thris Tian with Alma Negra and Dreems

First broadcast date: 19 January 2018

Weekly show with Thris Tian presenting four hours of the best underground and global selections. This week he is joined by Alma Negra, a Swiss-based, but undeniably global-sounding, four-piece who make afro/tribalhouse beats, and DJ and producer Dreems.

Photography by Martin Eito

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Alma Negra

The Alma Negra collective consists of four incredibly versatile musicians, whose DJ and production prowess and pool of vast genre-defying musical knowledge lends their beats a distinctive sound, taking inspiration from jazz, afro-cuban music, and house.

With the launch of their new imprint “Alma Negra Records”, the collective curates a new platform to express their admiration for global music. The first Issue and first release on Alma Negra Records is dedicated to the unmistakable rhythms of Brazil.


Multi Culti founder Angus, AKA Dreems, produces globally-aware pysch-house which breaks boundaries of convention to offer a pan-globo soulstyle for our times. Set for release this fall, Dreems’ self-titled debut album is a evidence of his knowledge of distant lands and music, taking you on a psychedelic voyage beyond all borders.



Skinny Pelembe – I’ll Be On Your Mind [Brownswood]
Onra – 4U [All City]
The Expansions – Cannonball [Albert’s Favourites]
Louis VI – Nature [Rhythm Section]
Cletus Kasady – Neue Grafik [Rhythm Section]
Public Solitude – Alek Lee [Rhythm Section]
Kokoroko – Abusey Junction [Brownswood]
Fenando – Take Me To Shibuya [Stay True Sounds]
Max Graef & Glenn Astro – No Tricks [Forthcoming On Money $ex Records]
DJ Harrison – Conductor [White Label]
Rago Foot – In Full Effect [White Label]
Hector Plimmer – Sunshine (Reginald Omas Mamode Iv Remix) [Albert’s Favourites]
Mappa Mundi – Trance Fusion (Hunee Tempo Edit)
RANGEr – Reset [Forthcoming On Waella’s Choice]

Dreems //

Claudette And Ti Pierre – Zanmi Kamnarad [Macaya Records]
The Space Lady – Major Tom [Night School]
Somnambulist – The 9 Fingernails [Walhalla Records]
Pink Military – Do Animals Believe In God? [Virgin]
Michael Banabila – October [Low Lands Music]
Hiroyuki Namba – Tropical Expedition [Air Records]
Superpitcher – Punky Reggae Party [Hippie Dance]
RZA As Bobby Digital – My Lovin’ is Digi [Gee Street]
Rick Holmes ‎– Remember To Remember [Gold Mink Records]
The Mauskovic Dance Band – Weather [Les Disques Bongo Joe]
Ikeda X – Bong Part 2 [Snaker]
Simon – Mabsotah [Unknown]
Medio Mutante – Another Land [Cititrax]
Afra & Incredible Beatbox Band – Mouth Music (Maurice Fulton Remix)
Golden Bug – Tamba [Forthcoming On Multi Culti]
Maria Rita – Cantico Brasileiro No 3 (Kamaiura) [Acorde]
Auntie Flo – Desert Island [Highlife]

Thris Tian //

Mopo – Mustafa [We Jazz]
Penya – Tribes [On The Corner Records]
Johnny Rock – Housey Mousey [Fleeting Wax]
Unknown Artist – Plantain [Decent International]
Needs – Walkin’ Thru Circles (Full Expansion) [Needs Holland]
Oumou Sangare – Djoukourou (Auntie Flo Remix) [Highlife]
Afshin – Dubbin’ In Tehran [Djoon Experience]
Calibro 35 – Superstudio [Record Kicks]
Cesare vs Disorder – Dinner With Bogdan [Vakant]
Forest Drive West – Static [Livity Sound]
Acid Mondays – Universal Rhythm [R&S Records]
K15 – Sunbeams [Eglo]
Gunnar Haslam – Isola [The Bunker]

Alma Negra //

Elvis Jones – The Main Force [Unknown]
Casino Kasingo – Les Danse Ce La Vie [Vogue]
Wilson Le Gendre ‎ – Africa 1980 [Charlies Records]
Manu & Dragões ‎- Leninha [DQS]
Alma Negra – Capoeira [Alma Negra]
Dario Rosa – No Ede [Yoruba]
Alma Negra – Berimba [Alma Negra]
Alma Negra – Onga [Dimensions Recordings]
Ponty Mython – Daywalker [Unreleased]
Lay-Far Feat. Stee Downes – Never Good Enough For You [In-Beat-Ween Music]
Lewoz – Di Mwen (A Pa Vré) [Unknown]
Zetwal – Minin Mwen [Jimmy’s Production]
Big Mean Sound Machine – The New Filth [Blank Slate]

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