neck-snapping soul masterpiece from freddie scott, famously sampled by biz markie for his melancholic pop-rap hit “just a friend” and a surefire piano-driven basement party anthem in its own right. the work of the legendary producers gamble & huff, the track was also sampled by ghostface killah for the wonderful “save me dear” with jay dilla also utilising the crunching drums to lace many memorable productions for a tribe called quest and slum village. a peerless piece of deep soul and hip-hop history, here’s your chance to own the first ever officially licensed reissue on 45. on the flip, “powerful love” is uptempo guitar-soul with finger-popping swing. featuring delicate horns and gorgeous backing vocals, it’s an unfairly slept-on gem but, given the weight of the a-side, this is perfectly understandable. this special 7″,, single comes housed in a heavy duty custom printed full-colour company sleeve and is limited to just 500 copies.
insane synth-heavy feel-good brit-funk classic and huge favourite of dam-funk. a certified uk boogie bomb, originally released in 1982, and coming hot on the heels of the pink rhythm reissue campaign. side on was a one-off uk soul dream team, consisting of peter maas, everton mccalla and rick clarke.
a surefire afro-funk classic, long treasured by collectors across the globe, the fantastic self-titled lp from ghanaian singing/percussion sensation sidiku buari nevertheless remains a criminally hard-to find gem. we re honoured to present the first ever officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece. limited to just 500 copies. originally released on rca in 1975, this is, quite simply, a ridiculous record. this super-rare album boasts an all-star cast of top funk instrumentalists playing alongside buari as he blends heavy african rhythms with american soul-funk grooves. the arrangements and the playing are incredibly tight and the album is stacked with killer tracks including advice from father (sampled brilliantly by kenny dope) and ku ka maria, with its intense, neck-snapping breaks and funky drumming from legend bernard pretty purdie. purdie is in the pocket for the entirety of this stunning lp the drumming is just straight out of hand so varied yet so precise. it s not hard to fathom why these tracks have always been huge on the b-boy/breaking scene. other standouts include the wonderful disco-tinged afro monsters karam bani and -iro le pa plus the cool laidback groove of them yebtheyet. with access to the original analogue tape transfers, simon francis stellar mastering elevates the sound throughout and, as ever, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g.