taken from the monster compilation acid rain compiled by uk house pioneer terry farley we have acid rain sampler 1, a carefully curated selection of choice cuts spanning the many styles of chicagos acid house movement
SOURCES : THE SLEEPING BAG RECORDS ANTHOLOGY (3X12 INCH LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK28.10.15
the third sources package comes from one perhaps one of the most radical of the new york underground independent labels in several different areas avant-garde, dance, hip-hop/rap and freestyle, so welcome to the one and only sleeping bag records from new york.
sources is a brand new series which will examine the output of a number of extremely influential independent u.s. labels throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. in an age where corporate anonymity reigns supreme and music is being treated like aural wallpaper, the sources series will go back to a time when record labels really meant something via their a&r policies, their ground-breaking releases, their everyday modus-operandi and their general philosophies
taken from the monster compilation acid rain compiled by uk house pioneer terry farley we have acid rain sampler 2, a carefully curated selection of choice cuts spanning the many styles of chicagos acid house movement.
SAM RECORDS EXTENDED PLAY 1 (SOUL CLAP / 6TH BOROUGH PROJECT)
12" Vinyl UK24.09.12
just over a year ago, in july 2011, harmless records released their first installment in their new mixology series, releasing mixology-the definitive salsoul mixes. this triple album featured thirty-one tracks from discos premier label, salsoul. now the mixology series will return on 20th august 2012, with harmless records turning their attention to another of discos most important labels sam records.
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS: THE TOM MOULTON REMIXES PART 3 (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK27.06.12
following on from the massively popular philadelphia international: the re-edits package, here is the 2nd release in our special philly 40 campaign which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of philadelphia international records. welcome to the hugely anticipated >philadelphia international classics: the tom moulton remixes<. tom moultons involvement with philadelphia international spans the entire 40 years of their existence with many of his early mixes unaccredited in the era before the 12 inch disco disc. in 1977 pir released the ground-breaking historic original double lp philadelphia classics which featured 8 of tom moultons greatest pir mixes. the album has subsequently been reissued several times and is rightly hailed as a must have classic for any serious music lovers collection.
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS: THE TOM MOULTON REMIXES PART 2 (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK12.06.12
following on from the massively popular philadelphia international: the re-edits package, here is the 2nd release in our special philly 40 campaign which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of philadelphia international records. welcome to the hugely anticipated philadelphia international classics: the tom moulton remixes.
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS: THE TOM MOULTON REMIXES PART 1 (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK02.05.12
following on from the massively popular philadelphia international: the re-edits package, here is the 2nd release in our special philly 40 campaign which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of philadelphia international records. welcome to the hugely anticipated philadelphia international classics: the tom moulton remixes. tom moultons involvement with philadelphia international spans the entire 40 years of their existence with many of his early mixes unaccredited in the era before the 12 inch disco disc. in 1977 pir released the ground-breaking historic original double lp philadelphia classics which featured 8 oftom moultons greatest pir mixes. the album has subsequently been reissued several times and is rightly hailed as a must have classic for any serious music lovers collection
the art of acid is an exclusive set of bonus re-edits of classic house tracks rubbed down by a veritable who is who of dance music new and old, part 2 includes edits and re-works from ashley beedle, rub n tug, dusty kid and boys noize. collecting together the cream of early acid house tracks from the traxlabel (out of chicago) that were central to the formation of dance culture as we know it today, >the art of acid<, is a blistering tribute to the last great cultural revolution of the 20th century.
the art of acid is an exclusive set of bonus re-edits of classic house tracks rubbed down by a veritable whos who of dance music new and old, part 1 includes edits and re-works from basement jaxx, laurent garnier, greg wilson and plump djs. collecting together the cream of early acid house tracks from the traxlabel (out of chicago) that were central to the formation of dance culture as we know it today, >the art of acid<, is a blistering tribute to the last great cultural revolution of the 20th century.
two tracks from the upcoming harmless compilation gold diggers - as sampled by kanye west. you ll recognise the sax from hank crawfords wildflower, which is sampled on late registrations drive slow, while theres a snippet of etta jamess version of soul jazz standard my funny valentine on kanyes addiction.
the sources series of record label retrospectives, compiled by renowned crate digger and journalist bill brewster, has previously delivered excellent retrospectives on easy street and fresh records. here, brewster turns his attention to another new york institution of the late 70s and early 80s, popular disco imprint sam records. as with previous instalments, brewster tells the story in loosely chronological order, highlighting both well-known classics think vicky d, komiko, john davis & the monster orchestra and k.i.d and lesser-known gems. it s these latter selections, including the evasions brilliant all wrapped up, underground s smooth behind my back and the alien boogie of the webboes under the wear, that make this an essential purchase for disco and electrofunk heads.
during the mid 1980s, there were few more vibrant venues in london than the iconic wag club. while the club s musical offering was wide, between 1983 and 87 it became closely associated with the capital s rare groove, disco and jazz-dance scenes. it s this aspect of the club s history that chris sullivan explores on wag: iconic tunes from the wag club 1983-87. over the course of four discs, sullivan has gathered together some superb cuts. while the epic tracklist is undeniably weighted towards fairly well known scene anthems (think party-starters from james brown, dinosaur l, aaron neville, cerrone, digital underground and ray buretto, for starters), sullivan has wisely thrown in a few forgotten, or recently overlooked gems.
DISCO RECHARGE, EARLY RISER - TWO HOT FOR LOVE (2CD)
2x cd UK17.04.13
2 cd compilation! for the first time on cd, ian guenther & willi morris canadian disco classics. disc 1 features the ultra rare 1st album >early riser< packed with bonus tracks. disc 2 includes the seminal >tow hot for love< including the uk 12 inch edit by pete waterman.
2 cd collection! first edition of the no. 1 billboard disco album evita feat. the promo only 12 inch edits for the first time on cd! disc 2 features boris midneys unique taken on the soundtrack to >the empire strikes back<
includes the huge hits >love is the ultimate< medley & >ritmo de brazil<.feat.both full albums plus the rare casablanca edits of the >love is the ultimate< mdley.liner notes by alan jones co-author of saturday night forever - the story of disco
2xcd special edition.features both legendary albums from disco super producer boris midney as well as the rare 7 inch and 12inch versions.liner notes by alan jones co-author of >saturday night forever - the story of disco< incl. an exclusiv boris midney interview.
2xcd special edition! first time on cd!feat.the complete original album vol.3 of the super rare >special instrumental< series plus the solo album from lead singer sylvia mason.liner notes by alan jones feat. a brand new interview with sylvia mason.
2xcd special edition.feat.both classic albums from one of the true disco legends boris midney.also incl. bonis tracks for the first time on cd.liner notes by alan jones co-author of saturday night fever - the story of disco incl. an exclusive interview with boris midney
one of the original chicago labels which pioneered the international house music scene! feat. marshall jefferson, adonis, phuture, virgo, frankie knuckles, master c&j, mr.fingers, pleasure zone, hercules, ron hardy..
SOURCES: THE DJ INTERNATIONAL RECORDS ANTHOLOGY (3XCD)
3x cd UK12.11.15
brewster tells the story of the influential 80s house label, from the pioneering early works of frankie knuckles, chip-e and fingers inc, through the timeless anthems of joe smooth, farley jackmaster funk and sterling void, to the hip-house of fast eddie and tyree cooper.
harmless records are keeping bill brewster busy. having seemingly exhausted the back catalogues of an impressive list of new york labels - p&p, easy street, fresh records, sam etc - the dj historian has turned his attention to chicago s dj international records.
this ist a number of legendary new york labels, including sam, sleeping bag and easy street.on this compilation he turns his attention to patrick adams and peter browns much-loved p&p records. over three discs, he does a terrific job in showcasing the imprints instinctive fusion of soul and disco!
2xcd special edition!feat.both classic albums and a disc of mixes & single edits including the rare 12 inch versions of >the glow of love< and >angel in my pocket<. liner notes by alan jones co-autor of saturday night forever - the story of disco<
harmless continue their mixology series with this retrospective of one of discos most important labels, sam records. the double cd features remixes and re-edits of sam records tracks by the likes of soul clap, todd terje, 6th borough project, maxxi soundsystem, runaway, andy ash, bonar bradberry, volta and jacques renault, who also adds an hour long dj mix on cd 2.
2xcd special edition! cd1 features the original album plus a bonus album of instrumental versions.cd2 features the 7 inch and 12 inch mixes incl. the hot tracks remix of souvenirs & bonus cut >dance & romance< recorded as disco & co.
2xcd special edition! features the original album, special instrumental album & a disc of bonus tracks,mixes & rarities - many on cd for the first time. includes the pre-voyage classics by v:i:p: connection.
philadelphia international: the re-edits is an album which no one thought would ever come out! over the years there have been numerous attempts to re-edit or remix various philadelphia international tracks, many of which fell at the final hurdle, which was getting the approval from kenny gamble & leon huff - the founders of pir. so, following 18 months of development and clearance procedures, harmless is proud to announce the first 100% fully endorsed philadelphia international the re-edits project. many of these re-edits and remixes have been popular with dj s as privately shared downloads or even unauthorised bootlegs todd terje s re-edit of dee dee sharp gamble s easy money and tim mcallister s remix of harold melvin & the blue notes be for real as just two examples. the appetite for philadelphia international: the re-edits will further be fuelled by the demand for last year s get down with the philly sound project from bbe and, of course, harmless s own philly re-grooved: the tom moulton remixes vols 1 & 2 all big sellers at the time and all consistent back catalogue sellers.
1990. england. a revolution is building across the uk. dilapidated warehouses and factories come to life at night. euphoric teens defy police bans and cordons to embrace life and the dancefloor. acid house has arrived and friends matt (henry lloyd-hughes the in- betweeners) and dylan (jack oconnell skins) are at the heart of it. this is their story. welcome to weekender a brand new film that documents the rise of house music and rave culture in the uk in the late 1980s/early 90s. to tie-in with the films release harmless are proud to launch weekender soundtrack gems + more inspiration a 3 x cd deluxe package compiled by terry farley which contains one cd featuring the best tracks from the film, a second cd featuring further inspiration from the era and a bonus third cd which features an exclusive terry farley weekender continuous mix. the album contains only the correct mixes from the era and many tunes and mixes which are either long deleted or have never been available on cd before. a treasure chest of rare and collectible house music from the vintage era! the package includes a 12 page booklet with photos and key artwork from the film plus extensive liner notes from house music veteranterry farley.
after 4 new disco discharges and trax re-edited, harmless gets back to some soul again with the final 2 of our 15th anniversary releases which celebrate another two of the labels most popular series from the previous 15 years both compiled by the good dean rudland. curtom, philadelphia international, kelli-arts, invictus, columbia, epic, hi, brunswick, fantasy, philly world