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ONDA NOVA (GATEFOLD ,2LP)
2x12" Vinyl FR Pre sale
since the release of his 2 first albums on favorite recordings, lucas arruda has quickly established himself as one of the most talented young artist and composer from brazil. his music is filled with fusion style, mixing influences and elements from his latin musical background, with his genuine admiration for jazz, soul, pop and funk music.
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ONDA NOVA (CD)
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since the release of his 2 first albums on favorite recordings, lucas arruda has quickly established himself as one of the most talented young artist and composer from brazil. his music is filled with fusion style, mixing influences and elements from his latin musical background, with his genuine admiration for jazz, soul, pop and funk music.
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SAMBADI (LP,180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g UK Pre sale
in lucas words, sambadi is highly inspired by rio de janeiro. as for the musical side, the album almost sounds like a tribute to his longtime heroes like stevie wonder, curtis mayfield, marcos valle, azymuth, or robson jorge & lincoln olivetti.deluxe 180 grams vinyl lp housed in an old-school tip-on jacket.
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STATE OF EMMERGENCY (LP)
12" Vinyl FR 29.06.18
rare & underrated album mixing soul, boogie, pop and synth styles together
favorite recordings presents this new official album reissue of state of emmergency by french band the fizz: a real underrated, complete and intriguing album, originally released in 1986 as a private-press lp and quite hard to find in good conditions nowadays.
FVR146LP
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A.E.I.O.U.
12" Vinyl FR 18.06.18
new single by legendary brazilian singer di melo, 40 years after his classic self-titled samba-soul lp. performed and produced by french brilliant combo cotonete, this single and collaboration will be followed by a full album early 2019.
FVR149
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LE DELTAPLANE (LP)
12" Vinyl lp FR 23.05.18
discover le deltaplane, fifth album by andre solomko, and third produced on favorite recordings, pursuing a collaboration that started more than 5 years ago. born in ukraine in 1965 and now based in finland, andre solomko is primarily a rich and engaging personality, but above all, a brilliant saxophonist, composer and engineer, whose contagious passion cannot leave anyone indifferent. between 2012 and 2014, he and favorite recordings released 2 albums, où es-tu maintenant ? and le polaroid, hailed by many tastemakers and meeting notable success in japan. following le premier disco sans toi, an acclaimed single unveiling two new compositions with disco flavors, andre solomko and favorite recordings also proudly present le deltaplane. fully composed and arranged by andre solomko, the 6 tracks of the album are deeply infused with his longtime passion for jazz-funk and movie-soundtracks, this time also injecting more influences from westcoast and modern-soul music. andre solomko, an artist who spreads love like in the good old days!
FVR142LP
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COMBATTANT EP
12" Vinyl FR 22.03.18
favorite recordings proudly presents combattant, first ep by pat kalla produced by bruno patchworks hovart. pat kalla is a musician, singer and storyteller. patrice of his birth name, in tribute to the great lumumba! lover of words, french language, and music of course. born in lyon, from a cameroonian father, musician and political activist, and a french and literary mother, he explores from his childhood the soul, the slam, the funk and the art of telling stories, life being a great one. after years of touring alongside many bands (conte & soul, legend of eboa king, mento cloub, voilaaa sound system), and several acclaimed titles on the two albums by voilaaa, he comes back with this project to put a bit of primordial lightness in a rainy world: a tribute to the african culture in honor of a father with sawa origins, the tribe from the people of makossa. jojo ngallé, moni bilé, pain, manu dibango, franco, rochereau, kabasele, fela, françois nkotti & the black style, all these legends vinyls have turned on the family turntable and the collection has whetted the child s appetite. through this new trip, he revisits styles that are sometimes little known to western audiences, such as high-life, makossa, angolan music, afrobeat, afro-disco and others. we could talk about franc cfa, we could talk about jacques foccart, but we will rather dance, because -the dancer seems naive, but his feet must be connected with earth to understand history backed by the super mojo disco, a hyperactive band from lyon with deep groove and positive energy, pat kalla offers us an anti-crisis project, where swaying and feel-good humor is mandatory! an album soon in the crates, beware cest medicament
FVR141
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LE PREMIER DISCO SANS TOI
12" Vinyl FR 30.01.18
favorite recordings proudly presents le premier disco sans toi, new single ep by andre solomko, pursuing a collaboration that started more than 5 years ago. born in ukraine in 1965 and now based in finland, andre solomko is primarily a rich and engaging personality, but above all, a brilliant saxophonist, composer and engineer, whose contagious passion cannot leave anyone indifferent. after beginning a meteoric career in ussr, fate led him to finland, where he started the adventure vinyl jam, a label / studio / group. it resulted in two self-produced albums that will capture the attention of some international collectors, including pascal rioux (founder of favorite recordings). between 2012 and 2014, they released 2 albums together, où es-tu maintenant ? and le polaroid, hailed by many tastemakers and meeting notable success in japan. this new single also results from a long and solid partnership, led by a shared and deep passion for analog music and vintage grooves. announcing a new album planned for 2018, the ep unveils two new compositions with disco flavors. andre’s backed again by a team of great musicians and vocalists, such as mr day and lili wagner on “le premier disco sans toi” (the first disco without you), or charlotta kerbs on * moonbeach disco*. and if not really the first, this disco journey fits perfectly with andre solomko’s jazz-funk style and sense of melody, showing another facet of his many talents.
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SUNSHINE (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 20.09.17
favorite recordings presents this new official album reissue of sunshine by junior byron: a real modern-soul/disco masterpiece, originally released in 1981 by canadian label formula records, and very hard to find today.
based in canada, junior byron had quite a short career as a singer and recorded only a few singles and this stunning album between 1981 and 1985. produced by andré perry and joe la greca, two famous names in the canadian music scene, sunshine is not just a one track album, but a complete whole piece of music, including some brilliants highlights such as “inch by inch”, “galaxy” or “sunshine”, which are today must-haves in many dj’s lists.
as another longtime favorite collectable piece for charles maurice, it’s a real honor and proud for favorite recordings, to finally officially reissue it for the first time on vinyl. in order to insure the best sound quality, the original tracklist has been dispatched on a double vinyl version, which should please all djs and music collectors.
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PERDIDOS E BOBOS
12" Vinyl FR 30.06.17
since the release of his 2 first albums on favorite recordings, lucas arruda has quickly established himself as one of the most talented young artist and composer from brazil. his music is filled with fusion style, mixing influences and elements from his latin musical background, with his genuine admiration for jazz, soul and funk music. . here s a new single, announcing the release of lucas’ third album. this new opus is pursuing the music direction set with solar, mixing touch of blue-eyed-soul, pop, soul and brazilian styles together, and influenced by the path of legendary brazilian producer lincoln olivetti, who recorded some of the biggest stars of brazilian music (marcos valle, jorge ben, tim maia…).
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ARIAN (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 21.06.17
favorite recordings proudly presents this new official reissue of arian: a rare and underrated disco album originally released in 1981 by pgp rtb label and fully recorded in new-york. arian kerliu was born in the small town of macedonia, dibra or debar. arian’s first recordings for a local radio stations were at the age of 14, appearing in almost every music festival in ex-yugoslavia. when he was 19, arian came to new york city, working different jobs and studying music. his first music engagements were in various clubs throughout the city, playing guitar and singing. he then met with james benjamin-fish, well known bass-guitar player, with whom he formed the band arian & funky family, mainly performing in the best clubs of nyc at that time. together, they came to an idea to record an album of their own. after travelling throughout the us, they got to know each other very well, and had connected with probably some of the best musicians you could find at that time. thus they had sinclair acey arranging three songs and hubert eaves, as a writer of -still together-, a beautiful ballad written in honor of his wife. by that time hubert had gained two grammy awards for stephanie mills’ albums. kornelius cambell also wrote and composed two songs of the album, which sinclair acey arranged. the album also contains a great cover of “can’t say goodbye” by bobby caldwell, a song that arian and james had interpreted almost every night when touring. and all of this completed with the background vocals of tawatha agee (mtume), shevill alexander and sybil thomas (raw silk). arian & funky family band was then invited in yugoslavia for a european tour, including james, kornelius and stacey, but also others great musicians such as william -spaceman- patterson, zane mark, steve kroon, trevor gale, alex foster, or reggie marks, not forgetting flame braithwaite and meli sa morgan on background vocals. having the material of the 4 songs ready and finalized, the pgp rtb label from belgrade offered them to release an album, with the idea to also adapt the songs with lyrics from the famous croatian musician and writer mario mihaljevic. today, favorite recordings is deeply honored to bring this brilliant lp back to life. in order to insure the best sound quality, the original tracklist has been dispatched on a double vinyl version, which should please all djs and music collectors
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TIME TO DECIDE (LP)
12" Vinyl lp FR 30.05.17
al sunny is a young composer emerging from the french soul music scene. soon after learning the guitar, he started composing and became involved in numerous projects and collaborations. al has been influenced by pop, rock, and electronic music, always with a foundation in the “black” and “soul” sound.
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AOR GLOBAL SOUNDS 1976 - 1985 VOLUME 3 (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl FR 27.04.17
favorite recordings and charles maurice present the 3rd edition of their acclaimed aor global sounds compilations series. another fine selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985 in various parts of the world!
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I BELIEVE! (LP)
12" Vinyl NL 09.03.17
reissue of this very rare gospel/disco masterpiece, originally released at only 1000 private-press copies, and surprisingly unknown and underrated until today. calvin bernard rhone, a native of los angeles, has been ministering in word and song for more than 40 years throughout the us and abroad. he acknowledges that he is passionate about music, yet purposed for ministry. beginning his professional singing career at age eight, he has shared the stage with possibly every major gospel artist from the 60’s to present. in 1983, he released the album intimate friends on his own label, c.b.r. records. recently discovered by dj and collector charles maurice, the lp has never received the attention and fame it deserves. it was anyway obvious for the dj and favorite recordings, that some of the tracks it includes would for sure become real classics for all disco and funk music lovers and deejays. officially licensed to calvin b. rhone himself, its today reissued for the first time, as a 3 tracks vinyl single.
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AFRICAN MUSIC
12" Vinyl FR 01.03.17
voilaaa is one of the many projects led and produced by bruno “patchworks” hovart, who’s proven over the past 15 years, his place amongst the finest producers of groove music in all genres.
this time exploring the wide spectrum of the african and tropical disco scene, he received a massive international support for voilaaa’s first album, on te l’avait dit, released late 2015 on favorite recordings. with a second effort already planned for spring 2017, voilaaa has not finished to feed international dancefloors with heavy afro-disco vibes.
here comes the first single from voilaaa’s upcoming second efforts, made of 3 new killer tunes featuring doctor lass, sir jean, and pat kalla.
FVR131
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I LOVE YOU
12" Vinyl FR 25.11.16
reissue of i love you by karriem: a soulful mid tempo disco track. originally released in 1979 on pashlo records. tip!
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THE PARKER BROTHERS (LP)
12" Vinyl FR 07.11.16
favorite recordings presents this official album reissue of the parker brotherss blue-eyed-soul/modern-soul private-press album! produced in 1981 by george p grexa and released in a private-press version on his label crown vetch enterprises, this album is filled with memorable material from the first note to the last, mixing modern-soul, boogie, cross-over jazz and rock elements, for a result reminiscent of the westcoast music golden years, however being recorded in pittsburgh.
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MUSIC MADNESS (TOM NOBLE, VOILAAA REMIXES)
12" Vinyl FR 07.10.16
favorite recordings proudly presents this new official single reissue of “music madness” by beckie bell: a killer disco anthem produced in 1980 by famous french producer, pierre “berjot” jaubert.
“music madness” is a brilliant disco track from beckie bell’s rare album, in need of… after highlighting it in an extended version, on the compilation french disco boogie sounds (2015), favorite recordings decided to reissue this killer song on a proper 12 inch single. the package including the original album version and two hot remixes by tom noble and voilaaa.
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SHINE THE LIGHT OF LOVE (LP)
12" Vinyl lp FR 06.06.16
favorite recordings presents this new official album reissue of shine the light of love by googie & tom coppola: a beautiful soul album sublimely produced with a sweet la groove! thomas wilkinson coppola (aka tom coppola) is a pianist and arranger, known for being a principal member of the funky prog-jazz group air (not to be confused with the french duo). he began working as a musician in manhattan in the 1960s, where he met carolyn brooks (aka googie coppola). if they only released one self-titled album with air in 1970, and shine the light of love as a duo in 1980, these two amazing talents have collaborated with artists such as herbie mann, lenny white, flora purim, ray barreto or jeremy steig to name just a few.
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MUSIC LIFE
12" Vinyl FR 12.05.16
favorite recordings proudly presents this new official album reissue of music life by crystal: a killer lp produced in 1983 by georges debs (gd productions), and mixing elements of zouk and tropical influences from the french west-indies, with heavy disco and funk flavors.
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LOVESTRUCK
12" Vinyl FR 10.05.16
favorite recordings proudly presents lovestruck, first single by magic source, including exclusive remixes by africaine 808, voilaaa and patchworks.
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SPACE REMIX (NY*AK, KOOL VIBES REMIXES)
12" Vinyl FR 29.02.16
following the recent acclaimed release of his “space” lp, on which bruno “patchworks” hovart transformed himself into patchworks galactic project for a fantastic musical trip, favorite recordings proudly presents this new 2 tracks remix ep. on the a side, rising uk producer ny*ak provides a blowing version of “surrounded by the gobblins”. what do the letters stand for? why the asterisk?” you ask. the origin of the asterisk has something to do with donating dates of birth on family trees, from back in the medieval times. in music, an asterisk denotes when a sustain pedal should be lifted. ny – new york? ak – alaska? is it something to do with the three stooges? nyak nyak nyak… it leaves the mind thirsty for answers... in reality andrew scott, the man behind ny*ak, banged his computer keyboard in frustration one day – and out came ny*ak. if that’s taken the shine off it a little, we’re not worried. listen to any of andrews tracks and we guarantee you’ll be drawn straight back in, but this time – deeper. for the b side, underground house producer kool vibe also delivers a brilliant rendition of “gobblins are gone”. producer & owner of kv records (paris), record collector since 1993, and definitely part of the new deep house music scene that is emerging from france at the moment, laurent, aka kool vibe, was born in paris in 1970. kool vibe s music reflects the best of the 90s house music sound that he manages to love so much. in 2011 and 2012, his first releases have been cult tracks out on “my love is underground” and “traxx underground” imprints.
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MELT THE NIGHT
12" Vinyl UK 06.11.15
since the release of his first album in 2013, lucas arruda has quickly established himself as one of the most talented young artist and composer from brazil. his music is filled with fusion style, mixing influences and elements from his latin musical background, with his genuine admiration for jazz, soul and funk music.
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A TRAIN (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 15.07.15
a train formed in shreveport, louisiana, december 1977 and lasted until may 1987. this vinyl lp was first released in july 1979 on the southern star label, which was the name of the studio where it was recorded. in 1978 these six young musicians had almost no studio experience when they set up and recorded 6 self-penned originals and three songs written by close friends.
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EXTENDED 12 INCH VERSIONS
12" Vinyl UK 26.06.15
brazilian disco boogie sounds is a compilation that brings together nine of the most important and obscure hits of the brazilian funk-boogie-disco scene during the years of 1978 to 1982.
FVR103
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SOLAR (LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp NL 01.06.15
2 years after the release of his first solo album, favorite recordings presents solar, the second album by acclaimed brazilian composer lucas arruda, and the 100th release of the label! comes as double 12 inch vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
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FEEL SO GOOD INSIDE (WAXIST EDIT)
12" Vinyl UK 17.03.15
remastered reissue of the 1980 lamar thomas disco classic, backed up with an extended edit by waxist selecta.
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DEDICATIONS EP
12" Vinyl US 17.03.14
bruno patchworks hovart is definitely a name to remember if youre interested in todays groove music scene. after playing as a bassist and guitarist for various bands, he started producing in the mid-nineties and has kept on mixing todays technologies with the raw spirits of house, electronic, disco, funk, soul & jazz musics golden years since then.
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WATCH OUT / PLEASURE ( 7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 23.07.09
walter mecca releases his debut 7 inch on favorite recordings! he is a real breath of fresh air, as are other label artists such as onra, yann kesz, dwilt sharpp and lorett fleur. watch out featuring jessica pepper is the dope title track, a tough but heavily boogified future classic! the other side is the beautiful track pleasure, including soulful outerspace grooves and an awesome melody that really grow on you. this track is a must have.
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12 INCH EXTENDED REMIXES VOL.1
12" Vinyl FR 05.09.18
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SPIES ARE WATCHING ME / LE DISCO DES CAPITALES
12" Vinyl FR 23.05.18
pursuing their explorations in the vast corridors of international funk and disco music, favorite recordings and bruno patchworks hovart present us voilaaa. with this first single composed of 2 tracks that clearly reveal the afro-disco inspiration of this new experience, favorite also expands its new series of disco 12inch singles recently launched with several fine reissues, but this time with one of its special homemade production recipe. under the imprint of the label and after their long years of collaboration in the achievement of projects such as the dynamics, mr president, mr day, patchworks galactic project, or taggy matcher, the insatiable french producer therefore returns to his first love and specialty, disco music, staring this time at the african and caribbean influences. indeed, as everywhere in the 70s and 80s, funk and disco movements were extremely influential in these regions, and in most cases, the combination of the festive, yet sometime futile nature of disco, and the instinctive, deep, sometimes rough nature of african music, sounds like a perfect balance. aiming to find back this energy and specific sound, patchworks quickly began producing a few tracks, using his unique and ruling beats and bass lines as foundations, this time he dresses all with guitars, keyboards and brass distorted with vintage and diy effects pedals and boxes. with a very dynamic music scene around him in lyon, where there is no shortage of artists with african origins, he decided to surround himself with singers from the region, even if it means to accompany them on unusual musical paths. a more than successful bet with a result surprising of authenticity, as it’s unveiled by these first two titles alongside sir jean and pat kalla, both from a musical background as rich than different. with an album planned for the end of the year, that promises to be as explosive and magnetic, patchworks and favorite recordings make a strike again and confirm them a little more if needed, as the true warrant of the modern dancefloors loyalty, to the spirit of their mythical ancestors
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FRENCH DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS (1975-1984) (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl FR 23.05.18
after the release of brazilian disco boogie sounds (fvr098), favorite recordings follows-up, this time focusing on its homeland language. helped by a close connoisseur friend, dj and collector charles maurice presents a fine selection of what he thinks represent best the amazing energy of this specific movement and period. with 10 rare titles, all produced between 1975 and 1984, he shows a perfect picture of what you could find in french record stores at that time, on one hand, tracks by overdrive, marché noir, didier makaga or france-lise, were produced by underground artists and labels from the french caribbean and african community and also filled with the raw spirit of this tropical stamping. on the other hand, tracks by beckie bell, kelly, le club, or bernard guyvan, were released by major labels such as trëma, carrere, disques vogue, or pathé marconi, thanks to confirmed independent producers, acting not only in france, but also in canada and the us. today, favorite recordings and charles maurice are very proud to shed some light again on these gems, and hopefully offer them a new life on your turntable
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OPEN UP YOUR EYES (REMIXES)
12" Vinyl FR 22.03.18
following the acclaimed first album of al sunny released in 2017, favorite recordings proudly presents this single remix package of open up your eyes. al sunny is a young composer emerging from the french soul music scene. soon after learning the guitar, he started composing and became involved in numerous projects and collaborations. he quickly discovered deep inside himself the music that he truly loves, inspired by artists such as tim maia, america, al green, and al jarreau. during his studies he met musicians including florian pellissier, and it s then thanks to florian that he met pascal rioux, founder and a&r of favorite recordings. together they produced time to decide, a first album acclaimed by many tastemakers and gaining a solid success in japan. one of the highlights of the lp was the track open up your eyes, which disclosed the premise of al sunny music style, infused with blue-eyed-soul, pop and folk. also tainted with a funky dancefloor color, open up your eyes was a perfect match to build a nice remixes package for djs. on the a side, bruno patchworks hovart delivers again a hot soulful/disco version of the song with his famous touch. as for the b side, favorite recordings asked the canadian producer jex opolis (good timin records), with a disco style slightly more oriented in electronic and house vibes.
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GOING TO A GO GO
12" Vinyl FR 31.01.17
bruno “patchworks” hovart started playing as a bassist and guitarist for various bands, he started producing in the mid-nineties and has kept on mixing today’s technologies with the raw spirits of house, electronic, disco, funk, soul, reggae & jazz music’s golden years since then.
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ON TE L AVAIT DIT / SPIES ARE WATCHING ME (REMIXES)
12" Vinyl FR 28.11.16
following on his album on te l’avait dit , bruno “patchworks” hovart, aka voilaaa is exploring the wide spectrum of the african and tropical disco scene remixes here by dimitri from paris and africaine 808 !
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FRENCH DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS VOL.2 (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp FR 14.10.16
favorite recordings and charles maurice finally follows-up to their french disco boogie sounds compilation with a second volume!! pursuing his fine work at digging rare music from around the world, dj and collector charles maurice presents another brilliant selection of great music linked to france and french west-indies: 12 hidden and forgotten titles, all produced between 1978 and 1985, whether in france, or by french artists abroad. this time again, he perfectly browse and defines the great energy and quality of this specific disco/funk scene at that time, both in the underground market, or through bigger labels.
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BRAZILIAN DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS VOL.2 (LP)
12" Vinyl lp FR 28.04.16
just one year after the release of brazilian disco boogie sounds compilation, favorite recordings presents the 2nd edition of its acclaimed series.
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MY LOVE IS UNDERGROUND (12 OTHER HOUSE TRACKS)(3X12 INCH GATEFOLD LP)
3x12" Vinyl FR 12.02.16
here comes the long awaited 2nd edition of my love is underground reissue compilation!
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CARIBBEAN DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS (LP)
12" Vinyl lp FR 02.12.15
it’s now pretty obvious that disco influence has not only been powerful in western clubs. it has also influenced musicians all around the world, and west-indies islands are no exception to the rule. indeed, at that time in the caribbean territories, local musicians and producers seized the sound of their us counterparts, and make it their own, melting-up disco, funk, and boogie (even early rap) elements with some more traditional or local styles. apart from some obvious titles which made it to the charts, very few was known on these productions until recently. from an initial pre-selection of 40 tracks, favorite recordings and waxist teamed up to narrow down the actual tracklist. with no pretention to be exhaustive, this selection represents a tiny sample of a broader ocean of quality caribbean disco/boogie tunes. favorite recordings & waxist are very happy and proud to bring back lights on some of these rare tunes.
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AOR GLOBAL SOUNDS (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 06.11.15
following the recent success of french disco boogie sounds, dj and producer charles maurice is back on favorite recordings, this time engaging a musical world tour, in the search of hidden productions with a touch of aor style. the result is aor global sounds, a new compilation made of 8 forgotten and rare tracks produced between 1977 and 1982 in all parts of the globe.
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ON TE L AVAIT DIT - AFRO DISCO VOL. 1 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 06.11.15
pursuing their explorations in the vast corridors of international funk and disco music, favorite recordings and bruno patchworks hovart present us voilaaa. following a first 2 tracks single acclaimed this summer and clearly revealing the afro-disco inspiration of this new experience, here comes voilaaa’s first album, titled *on te l’avait dit*. the double 12 inch vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve.
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BRAZILIAN DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS 1978 - 1982 (LP)
12" Vinyl lp FR 08.10.15
brazilian disco boogie sounds, is a compilation that brings together nine of the most important and obscure hits of the brazilian funk-boogie-disco scene during the years of 1978 to 1982. jùnior santos is a carioca drummer since his 15 years old, and is today a respected vinyl collector and music researcher. more than anything, he is carried on by the love of brazilian music, which has never been forgotten.
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GLOW OF LOVE
12" Vinyl UK 26.06.15
favorite recordings proudly presents this new official single reissue of “glow of love”, by dave baker. a scorching caribbean-disco version of the classic anthem by change and luther vandross produced and released in 1980.remastered from the master tape in its original 12inch version for the occasion, the vinyl single package also includes an exclusive extended dub version finely edited by waxist.
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FRENCH DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS 1975-1984 (2X12INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl FR 10.04.15
10 rare french disco and boogie titles, all produced between 1975 and 1984. 500 copy press - check! on one hand, tracks by overdrive, marché noir, didier makaga or france-lise, were produced by underground artists and labels from the french caribbean and african community and also filled with the raw spirit of this tropical stamping. on the other hand, tracks by beckie bell, kelly, le club, or bernard guyvan, were released by major labels such as trëma, carrere, disques vogue, or pathé marconi, thanks to confirmed independent producers, acting not only in france, but also in canada and the us
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STAND ON THE WORD REMIXES
12" Vinyl FR 06.02.15
ltd warehouse found... the joubert singers – stand on the word remixes available 12inch, including larry levan mix and exclusive reworks by patchworks, panoptikum arkestra & walter mecca. originally recorded live in the first baptist church in crown heights, nyc, in 1982 under celestial choir and pressed only for the congregation, it was then enlighted by walter gibbons (owner of jus born studios and a new born christian at the time of the recording), who acquired a copy and played it out at the 7th av. rock and soul shop, where he worked. >stand on the word< was walters biggest record at the time, says colin gate, who visited the church in order to track down the origins of the song.
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HOT STUFF (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 12.11.14
the mighty mocambos with afrika bambaataa, charlie funk & deejay snoop with a track written by keith richard & mick jagger on limited edition 7 inch vinyl.
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PLAYIN / VAPORS (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 22.09.14
following previous ventures with the funk league, french producer hugo lx returns with a new project called kenjanai, showcasing a radical shift for the young beatsmith, as the production leans towards futuristic beats, 80s synths and some downtempo jams influenced by japanese electronic and new funk legacy. kenjanai is not only a producer effort, but a close collaboration with top shelf artists: the mighty elzhi and indy star oddisee supply classic verses, while canadian songstress amalia brings her nu-funk trademark, alongside kandisky effect bassist gael petrina and turntablist dj suspect. first 2 tracks single coming out in a limited 300 copies 7 inch, including an exclusive remix of *playin (feat. amalia)*.
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MY LOVE IS UNDERGROUND (3XLP, GATEFOLD)
3x12" Vinyl FR 12.03.14
jeremy a.k.a. underground paris is a renowned record collector & crate-digger. he is the founder of my love is underground, a vinyl-only label thats been responsible for the revival of the >authentic house groove< in europe recently. also a dj, he travels all over europe every week-end to spread his message!
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TRANSLOCOMOTION DISCOCORICO
12" Vinyl US 16.01.14
two tracks from the jean pierre massiera produced band revolution francaise, along with updated versions by dwilt sharpp and psychemagik available again on this 12 !!“translocomotion” was only issued on 7 as a promotional gift called bon baisers d’antibes and next to that, favorite discovered the “discocorico” song: a crazy disco-baroque version of the french anthem, which perfectly demonstrates how eccentric and outrageous mr massiera could be
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FUNKY AS USUAL (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl D 24.08.12
nach einer reihe von funkigen und jazzigen singleproduktionen für hip-hop-großmeister wie etwa large professor und diamond d veröffentlichen hugo und soulbrother suspect aka the funk league ihren eigenen longplayer. für funky as usual holten sich die beiden französischen rare-groove-connaisseure einige gäste mit an bord.
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SWEET MAGIC (LP)
12" Vinyl D 22.08.12
reissue der extrem raren modern-soul-platte von 1981.
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DRY UP IN THE SUN (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 11.06.12
following small fry, their acclaimed 1st lp released in 2010, mr day keeps affirming itself with a more ambitious new album which clearly set them at the intersection of rock and soul from the 60s to now. the band decided to use 100% analog production and recording techniques that contributed to produce a rich and organic sound. thus dry up in the sun appears resolutely timeless, that is to say in his vintage, yet modern approach. the beats perfectly coexist alongside the guitars, as in the great era of primal scream. and the alchemy seems natural on each of the 10 tracks that make up this inspired sophomore work.
heavyweight 180 gram vinyl pressing in printed inner sleeve, including free mp3 album download.
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LIVING IN THE CITY (LP)
12" Vinyl D 04.11.11
lp is prized by collectors from england, japan and sweden to vermont, new york, california and beyond! the brothers initially produced 250 copies of the colored lp but for whatever reason the rest of the band wasnt backing it so they rounded out the press with 1250 copies of the more visible black and tan version. official licence with liner notes.thanks to dale melton for his excellent collaboration!
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BOOGIE DOWN (FT.DIAMOND D & ANDY C)
12" Vinyl FR 28.07.10
after a groundbreaking debut single with the help of queens legend large professor, funk providers jackson j & suspect come back with another sureshot record, keeping the street funk formula and b-boy aesthetics, this time enlisting bronx bombers diamond d & sadat x for a bass flavored track, and andy c from long beach crew ugly duckling on the fast tip. betta dust off your shell toes! huge !!!!
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HUNT YA SUNSHINE
12" Vinyl FR 23.01.10
a real go go funk vibe genious hip hop record, in a world where music is slowly getting killed by the human technology.
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YOUR BEST FRIEND / LOOK AROUND (COLOURED 7 INCH)
coloured 7" Vinyl UK 23.07.09
lorett fleur and yann kesz team up for the magical your best friend / look around 7 inch . loretts vocals are a sweet return to the likes of me shell ndegeocellos first albums, an opening into and clever blend of soul, jazz and rock. yann kesz incredible production style, as always, makes for heavy abstract beats, and a mesmerizing and trippy masterpiece. an innovative and diabolical tune, brilliantly packaged. lorett fleur is definitely one to watch. lorett fleurs forthcoming lp will be released in october 2009 on favorite recordings. 300 copies limited!
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DANCE / SWEET LUCKY DAY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 08.07.09
for the first time on a 7inch, check out this great soul music effort by hawa! produced by patchworks and featuring mr days backing band, hawa is definitely the hot surprise of 2009s soul music scene! she twists french band justice megahit dance into a proper northen soul classic like you you wouldnt believe... boogaloo and soulful jazz lovers will love the b side too...
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DANCE TO THE DRUMMERS BEAT / SOUNDSHAKE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 10.06.09
here comes the highly expected new 7?? single from trevor & lisa on favorite recordings! the first track is an amazing cover of herman kelly?s ?dance to the drummer?s beat?. performed by a live band in the old school hip hop tradition, this cut features the rapping of the real fake mc, as well as performances by guest singers hanna haggl?nd, viridiana hidalgo and michael robinson and percussionist julien tekeyan - blended with cool electronics, this is a fresh new version of the classic hit. on the b side, the parisian combo offers one of its original tracks, ?soundshake?, a merging of several influences with loads of breaks, dope brass lines, wah-wah guitars and moog, as well as its trademark sample and talkbox works. these brand new party cuts are ideal for burning the dance floor!
for those who don?t know them yet, trevor & lisa are a parisian funk band mixing live funk with electronics in a very original way. the band, made up of 8 musicians, has toured major french clubs for the past 3 years, mixing its original cuts with unusual covers as well as live bootleg funky versions of hip-hop tracks.
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IF I CAN T LOVE YOU (DJ VADIM RMX) (7INCH WHITE VINYL)
coloured 7" Vinyl UK 08.06.09
favorite recordings is proud to present this new killer groovy soul number from mr day off of his forthcoming album, which gets the special heavy fat beats remix treatment by winning team dj vadim and yarah bravo. both hits will be laid down on a creamy white wax collectors 7 inch! this time, with this sweet laid back funky tune fuelled with vocal harmonies, wurlitzer, hammond and tasty bits of wah guitars, mr day plunges into the late 60s custom like mid tempo territories. the old school patchworks production style recalls the mellow sounds and the classy falsetto vocals of bands like the natural four or the notations. and dj vadim makes magic - its like hes found a dusty, lost, indie soul single, kept the original classic feel while taking it to todays dancefloors with a hot, bouncing hip hop groove - not to mention the special treat of yarah bravos cool and sensual vocals! to all the soul lovers out there!
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MEET AGAIN (7INCH)
7" Vinyl FR 08.05.09
here comes the highly expected new single from patchworks (a.k.a. mr president), featuring lead singer mr day. there are back with a fantastic piece of latin soul music, perfectly fitted for old and new school dance floors. if you ve ever been shaking your ass and belly over joe bataans stuff, then you know what we mean!! b side is worth checking: a breakbeat edit dedicated to all the b boys!! raw, soulful, groovy!
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I NEED YOU CLOSE (7INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 08.05.09
a hypnotic and sensual genius, dwilt sharpps eclectic and vast world evolves within dreams and reality at the same time. bathed in influences such as the electronic music of debra derbyshire, the prog rock of soft machine, herbie hancocks deep soul, and hiroshi teshigahara films to name just a few, sex and and duality will be the key players in dwilt sharpps forthcoming album on favorite recordings.dwilt sharpps i need you close is a absolute must for every record bag! huge!
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TRIBUTE EP2 (7INCH)
7" Vinyl FR 30.06.08
following the surprising success of tribute and les chinoiseries, favorite recordings is proud to present onra & qetzals new tribute ep no2. onra and quetzal dig seriously deep into their crates to produce 4 superb hip hop tracks paying tribute to soul music. all 4 tracks are soaked in 60s soul, whilst maintaining very contemporary production techniques and offkilter looped up beats. huge
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NERVOUS BREAKDOWN EP
12" Vinyl BE 18.04.08
favorite records is proud to present the first record ever by dj suspect & dj cleon! dj suspect, a member of the prestigious zulu nation
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LE DELTAPLANE (CD)
cd FR 23.05.18
discover le deltaplane, fifth album by andre solomko, and third produced on favorite recordings, pursuing a collaboration that started more than 5 years ago. born in ukraine in 1965 and now based in finland, andre solomko is primarily a rich and engaging personality, but above all, a brilliant saxophonist, composer and engineer, whose contagious passion cannot leave anyone indifferent. between 2012 and 2014, he and favorite recordings released 2 albums, où es-tu maintenant ? and le polaroid, hailed by many tastemakers and meeting notable success in japan. following le premier disco sans toi, an acclaimed single unveiling two new compositions with disco flavors, andre solomko and favorite recordings also proudly present le deltaplane. fully composed and arranged by andre solomko, the 6 tracks of the album are deeply infused with his longtime passion for jazz-funk and movie-soundtracks, this time also injecting more influences from westcoast and modern-soul music. andre solomko, an artist who spreads love like in the good old days!
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AOR GLOBAL SOUNDS 1976 - 1985 VOLUME 3 (CD)
cd FR 27.04.17
favorite recordings and charles maurice present the 3rd edition of their acclaimed aor global sounds compilations series. another fine selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985 in various parts of the world! on aor global sounds vol.3, dj and producer charles maurice delivers again a fine overview of the aor and westcoast influences for many artists in the late 70s and early 80s. even more than on previous volumes, he selected highly forgotten productions, deeply infused with disco and soul flavors.
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THE PARKER BROTHERS (CD)
cd FR 07.11.16
favorite recordings presents this official album reissue of the parker brothers s blue-eyed-soul/modern-soul private-press album ! produced in 1981 by george p grexa and released in a private-press version on his label crown vetch enterprises, this album is filled with memorable material from the first note to the last, mixing modern-soul, boogie, cross-over jazz and rock elements, for a result reminiscent of the westcoast music golden years, however being recorded in pittsburgh.
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FRENCH DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS VOL.2 (CD)
cd FR 17.10.16
10 rare french disco and boogie titles, all produced between 1975 and 1984. check!! on one hand, tracks by overdrive, marché noir, didier makaga or france-lise, were produced by underground artists and labels from the french caribbean and african community and also filled with the raw spirit of this tropical stamping. on the other hand, tracks by beckie bell, kelly, le club, or bernard guyvan, were released by major labels such as trëma, carrere, disques vogue, or pathé marconi, thanks to confirmed independent producers, acting not only in france, but also in canada and the us.
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CARIBBEAN DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS (CD)
cd UK 04.12.15
having previously impressed with their brazilian and french themed disco boogie sounds compilations, favorite turn their attention to the caribbean.
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SOLAR (CD)
cd NL 01.06.15
2 years after the release of his first solo album, favorite recordings presents solar, the second album by acclaimed brazilian composer lucas arruda, and the 100th release of the label! comes as double 12 inch vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
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DRY UP IN THE SUN (CD)
cd UK 29.05.12
great 80s disco , funk , soul madness...
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FRENCH DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS VOL.3 (1977-1987) (CD)
cd FR 23.05.18
they say that good things come in threes… it must be true and favorite recordings also proudly presents the third edition of its acclaimed french disco boogie sounds compilation series. like on prior volumes, the complete tracklist is selected by charles maurice, who’s unearthed 13 more forgotten and hidden tracks, all produced whether in france, in french, or by french artists between 1977 and 1987. with most of these titles now very hard to find in their original edition and unknown by many, this compilation should be a must have for any disco-boogie-funk music lover and collector. fully remastered from originals at the carvery cut (uk).
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ON TE L AVAIT DIT - AFRO DISCO VOL. 1 (CD)
cd UK 09.11.15
pursuing their explorations in the vast corridors of international funk and disco music, favorite recordings and bruno patchworks hovart present us voilaaa. following a first 2 tracks single acclaimed this summer and clearly revealing the afro-disco inspiration of this new experience, here comes voilaaa’s first album, titled *on te l’avait dit*.
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FRENCH DISCO BOOGIE SOUNDS 1975-1984 (CD)
cd FR 10.04.15
10 rare french disco and boogie titles, all produced between 1975 and 1984. 500 copy press - check!! on one hand, tracks by overdrive, marché noir, didier makaga or france-lise, were produced by underground artists and labels from the french caribbean and african community and also filled with the raw spirit of this tropical stamping. on the other hand, tracks by beckie bell, kelly, le club, or bernard guyvan, were released by major labels such as trëma, carrere, disques vogue, or pathé marconi, thanks to confirmed independent producers, acting not only in france, but also in canada and the us
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