First Word

Vinyl Releases

EXAMPLES VOL.2 (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp UK 13.11.18
eric lau returns to first word for “examples volume two”. the vinyl release includes a download code.
FW183
First Word Records
in stock
20.29 EUR *
EXAMPLES (BLACK VINYL LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 31.01.17
first word enters 2017 with a bang: a 28-track album courtesy of eric lau. this, his third instrumental album, is a veritable tapestry of vibes, ranging through hip hop, soul, jazz, funk & brazilian beats. a mere taste into the genius production skills of london’s mr. lau, it’s easy to understand why he’s so revered by djs, artists and producers across the world, including rich medina, 9th wonder, bobbito, dam funk, gilles peterson, james poyser (the roots), phonte and ali shaheed muhammad (a tribe called quest), amongst others.
fw152
First Word Records

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Deluxe Edition (EUR 22.99)
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19.99 EUR *
EXAMPLES (LTD YELLOW VINYL LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl lp UK 31.01.17
limited edition yellow vinyl.
first word enters 2017 with a bang: a 28-track album courtesy of eric lau. this, his third instrumental album, is a veritable tapestry of vibes, ranging through hip hop, soul, jazz, funk & brazilian beats. a mere taste into the genius production skills of london’s mr. lau, it’s easy to understand why he’s so revered by djs, artists and producers across the world, including rich medina, 9th wonder, bobbito, dam funk, gilles peterson, james poyser (the roots), phonte and ali shaheed muhammad (a tribe called quest), amongst others.
fw152y
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Vinyl (EUR 19.99)
Last Copy!
22.99 EUR *
LETS TAKE A TRIP (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 28.11.16
black double vinyl release with download code included.
“this is a journey into sound...” these familiar words, accompanied by the rumble of a distant train, signal the opening of “let’s take a trip”, the sophomore album from terrel wallace aka tall black guy. since 2013’s “8 miles to moenart”, tbg has cemented his position as a standard bearer for the current hip-hop / beats scene. born in detroit and now residing in the uk, wallace’s signature style of incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops has won fans across the globe including gilles peterson, lefto, jazzy jeff and house shoes.
FW151LP
First Word

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Deluxe Edition (EUR 28.95)
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22.95 EUR *
THE MISADVENTURES OF A MIDDLE MAN (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 19.06.14
first word records proudly presents *the misadventures of a middle man*, the new album from essa. despite being a firm fixture in uk rap for over a decade, this will be essas first full-length since 2006s *grown man business* with dj mr thing. early releases *liquid love*, *city breaks* and *dancing shoes* (under former name yungun) established him as one of the uks most insightful mcs. collabs with guru (gang starr/jazzmatazz) and praise from nas and mark ronson followed. all of this whilst pursuing a parallel career as an entertainment lawyer.
fw120lp
First Word
in stock
16.99 EUR *
THE RUDEST DUDE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 12.05.11
taking influence from reggae, lotek explores the evolution of hip hop by way of the reggae sound system culture. he looks to jamaica for inspiration and takes pride in continuing the tradition of uk artists working with, and interpreting, the sounds of jamaica.
fw58
First Word Records
Last Copy!
6.99 EUR *
FRANCOIS / SETE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 27.12.18
FW184
First Word Records
out of stock
8.99 EUR *
WHEN THE SUN DIPS 90 DEGREES
12" Vinyl UK 24.07.18
first word records is very proud to present a brand new ep from yazmin lacey - ’when the sun dips 90 degrees’.
this ep follows on from her two recent singles, ’90 degrees’ and ‘something my heart trusts’, both of which are included here, along with three previously unreleased tracks, ’heaven’, ‘body needs healing’ and ’burn & rise’. this set illustrates again yazmin’s candid songwriting delivered in her uniquely laidback soulful style, whilst a glorious fusion of neo-soul and jazz performed by pete beardsworth and her trusty band rides throughout.
FW175
First Word Records
out of stock
9.49 EUR *
SLOW DOWN / ALL NIGHT (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 16.05.18
first word records is very proud to present the triumphant return of the uk’s finest hip hop soul duo, children of zeus, with a double-header of brand new material.
FW171
Fist Word
out of stock
8.99 EUR *
COOP PRESENTS: SELECTORS ASSEMBLE
12" Vinyl UK 14.08.17
first word records are very proud to present a heavyweight ep in collaboration with seminal groove collective, coop: selectors assemble . it s been almost two decades since a bunch of music makers, bored of the genre constraints of their time, began toying with time signature and syncopation to birth what is now known as broken beat. summer 2017, the selectors assemble ep is in our laps and we have a fitting reminder and long-overdue renaissance of one of london s most valuable musical movements.
FW164
First Wold Records
out of stock
9.69 EUR *
LETS TAKE A TRIP (LTD GREEN VINYL 2X12 LP + MP3)
colured 2x12" Vinyl lp UK 01.12.16
limited edition green double vinyl lp, download code included.
“this is a journey into sound...” these familiar words, accompanied by the rumble of a distant train, signal the opening of “let’s take a trip”, the sophomore album from terrel wallace aka tall black guy. since 2013’s “8 miles to moenart”, tbg has cemented his position as a standard bearer for the current hip-hop / beats scene. born in detroit and now residing in the uk, wallace’s signature style of incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops has won fans across the globe including gilles peterson, lefto, jazzy jeff and house shoes.
FW151LPG
First Word

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Vinyl (EUR 22.95)
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28.95 EUR *
SOLID GOLD (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 18.07.16
first word are proud to introduce the new ep from our latest signings darkhouse family. the production duo consisting of don leisure and metabeats have previously released music through fat city and earnest endeavours, building up a dedicated fanbase that includes gilles peterson, gaslamp killer and lefto. the solid gold ep is the start of a new chapter for the pair, exploring fresh textures and bpms within the beats scene.
FW147V
First Word Records
out of stock
6.99 EUR *
NOTHING LEAVES THE HOUSE (2X7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 27.06.14
fw119
First Word
out of stock
15.99 EUR *
THE MIDDLE MAN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 27.06.14
fw118
First Word Records
out of stock
8.99 EUR *
8 MILES TO MOENART (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp UK 01.07.13
limited edition vinyl release with mp3 download code.
8 miles to moenart has literally brought tall black guy full circle. detroit was where he started making music, and it is to his hometown he returns to draw inspiration for his debut album. taking in low-slung hip hop, downtempo house and jazz-tinged street soul, it is a record of rare focus. it encapsulates the musical heritage of detroit, through the looking glass of tall black guys own signature sound.
FW092LP
First Word Records
out of stock
16.99 EUR *
SCHACK (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 20.04.12
fw82
First Word Records
out of stock
7.69 EUR *
THE RETURN OF HERE AND NOW (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 29.10.11
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First Word Records
out of stock
6.99 EUR *
BEYOND CAIRO (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 06.07.11
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First Word Records
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13.99 EUR *
AINT NOBODY (7INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 15.10.10
jack & juke (previously known as tm juke & the jack baker trio), have put together a stunning cover of the chaka khan classic >aint nobody< with the electro-tinged >9th wonder< on the flip. both are dancefloor dynamite and have been picking up props from everyone from the nextmen to laurent garnier.
fw77
First Word
out of stock
7.29 EUR *
KEEP ON MOVIN (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 29.09.10
the haggis horns are one of the funkiest live bands you will ever see, a brassheavy funk powerhouse that has been rocking clubs up and down the country for years, combining breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians. they are featured on the now legendary deep funk album >keb darge presents the new mastersounds<, and have performed and recorded with the likes of amy winehouse, nightmares on wax, roots manuva, estelle, corinne bailey-rae, kt tunstall and the cinematic orchestra, to name a few.
FW55LP
First Word Records
out of stock
17.99 EUR *
LE PLAISIER / CHEMISE (7INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 22.01.10
souleance are back with their second single on first word. after the massive success of their debut le monde ep, the french duo of dj soulist (what the funk?) and producer fulgeance (musique large / peter digital orchestra / one handed) have crafted one of the first must have releases of 2010.
fw035
First Word Records
out of stock
8.59 EUR *

Releases on CD / DVD

INTERNATIONAL RUDEBOY (CD)
cd UK 01.09.11
the international rudeboy is back! since leaving home at the age of 15 to become a sound engineer, wayne -lotek- bennett has been on a quest to hone his interpretation of the sounds that he grew up with ? a journey that has taken him to all corners of the globe. from festivals in czech republic to clubs in japan and all points in between lotek has forged his own path as a ska revivalist, culminating in his debut album on first word, international rudeboy.
fw60cd
First Word Records
Last Copy!
13.99 EUR *
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