BioOne of the best, hippest labels in recent years is Portugal’s dynamic
Groovie Records, a small but steadily thriving outlet founded in 2005
by Edgar Raposo. In four years the label has issued some of the
choicest vinyl titles around. Edgar also manages their Groovie
shop in Lisbon; also researching vintage titles the label
can run with.
With true international vision they’ve unleashed records by some
great ‘60s names, foremost among them French / German / Dutch
aggregation The Rhythm Checkers, Lebanon’s The Sea-ders and,
lest we forget, the no-fi rock’n’roll genius of Portugal’s late
Joaquim Costa. They’ve also knocked out Portuguese Nuggets,
a series of LPs that best exemplify that country’s rich legacy of surf,
garage and psychedelia. Os Haxixins, modern psychedelic beatsters
from Brazil, french band Les Synapses, los Malinches from Spain or
Japan The Routes are also on Groovie’s books.