There's a singular moment when a music listener recognizes that their affinities have stretched beyond the traditional boundaries. Gone are the years when scouring through a handful of familiar blogs (or for the older among us, FM radio late at night) is enough to satiate the newfound need. Soon, some of you may find yourself tracking curious world music oddities that never before fit into your music vernacular. Enter Berlin label Jakarta Records, who's been doing the hard work for you this whole time.

The label's ongoing Habibi series tracks some of the world's best unfortunately forgotten music. The latest entrant into the series (the 9th installment) is Au Revoir, Mogadishu Volume 1 - Songs From Before The War, a wondrous 45-minute journey through lost Somali folk, funk, rock, and reggae from the '70s and '80s.

On the mix, Caykh Recordings, which put the piece together, says; "This Mix of '70s and '80s Somali sound is a rich blend of traditional Somali folk music infused with Western funk, rock and reggae and a touch of Indian, Arabic and African flavors. There are hardly any proper releases of this soulful sound of guitar, synthesizer and drums. I spent some months finding, compiling and editing rips of TV and live recordings on old VHS tapes and radio broadcasts to cassette tapes and here is what I got. Enjoy! With love from Mogadishu."

Listen to 'Au Revoir, Mogadishu Volume 1 - Songs From Before The War' below and order a physical cassette copy today on Staal Plaat.