Various artists

Mystic Groove

Fans of obscure and exotic dance music will remember with longing the Quango label, which was active for a few years in the mid-1990s, and then sank from sight in the wake of label reorganizations and failed distribution deals. Now it’s back, in partnership with Palm Pictures, and to announce the Quango renaissance, the label has released a series of four themed compilations: Brazilified, Space Jazz, Mystic Groove and Cosmic Funk. Of the four, the best is Mystic Groove, in which artists as diverse as MC Sultan, Thievery Corporation, Radar and Najma (remixed by the ubiquitous Talvin Singh) trot out everything from bhangra-flavored jungle to Turkish-flavored garage. More such compilations are promised for the future. Get your global groove on.