Setting out the vibes this Friday is a gentle guest mix from the peeps at Soundway Records...
"To mark the impending release of the CYRIL DIAZ 10″ on Soundway Records we are posting a mix of rare and hard to come by 1950s & 60s tracks from Trinidad assembled by long-time friend of the label A Man Called Warwick. The history of his legendary “TURNING POINT” sessions in Toronto, Canada, perfectly mirrors that of Soundway, and label boss Miles Cleret has been a long term guest over there for nearly ten years. Over that time Turning point has gone from being a strictly jazz & funk party to probably the best place in the world to hear a unique selection of vintage tropical music from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. With Warwick’s meticulous attention to detail in terms of venue, decoration, promotion and most importantly amazing sound quality, it’s consistently been the most enjoyable party to visit.
Toronto having one of the largest ex-patriot Trinidad communities outside of the Caribbean it’s a town that has yielded many great records over the years and Warwick has one of the most enviable collections anywhere in the world of this stuff. The tracks on this 10 inch were all first heard there and through Warwick we were able to license the material from the EP directly from Bobby Diaz – Cyril’s son, now living in Buffalo, NY. Miles Cleret will be the next guest DJ at Turning Point, for his 10th visit, – the first since the move from the old Gladstone Hotel address to The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W. Enjoy the mix and if you’re ever in Toronto be sure to check if it’s a Turning Point weekend."