Last year Ruf Dug decamped to Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean of the Lesser Antilles, soaking up the sun, ambience and working on his“Island” long-player for Kenneth Bager`s Music For Dreams. In moments when he wasn`t locked in his dungeon of FM synths, D-50 romplers and `80s digital reverb, he was, obviously, hoovering up all of the local vinyl he could find. This mix represents just a taste of his haul. A funky break, a smoky sax. Dreams of Paris. Vive la France. Bright brass and proud licks, a sound-like Celluloid`s “world” experiments. Traditional rhythms, Zouk and Kompa, mix with machines of a modern age. Boogie raps and operatic divas. A Jazz influenced by Lagos and Soweto. Tempos chopping, changing, taking flight. Reggae lilts, Highlife workouts, and Francis Bebey-like playfulness. Wally Badarou-like tides, would-be-gonna-be Balearic grooves, and Gwo Ka rituals. I doubt that you`ll have heard any of it before.