record kicks celebrates 15 years in the business with a collection full of exclusive new singles on a limited edition double clear vinyl lp.
side by side with similar outfits like daptone, truth and soul, freestyle or timmion, under its motto the explosive sound from today s scene milan-based independent label record kicks has been pitching the contemporary funk & soul scene since day one. with over 200 releases under the belt, rk has released bands from all over the globe and earned the support of vip fans such as kenny dope, jamie cullum, craig charles and not least jay-z, thanks to which the label has recently received a grammy nomination for hov’s use of hannah williams’ late nights and heartbreak as backdrop for his 4:44.
das album von 2013 jetzt erhältlich als ltd. edition gatefold lp! record kicks präsentiert das neue album der italian soundtrack funkateers calibro 35! es gibt eine sache, die können italiener besser als andere, nämlich funky soundtracks. quentin tarantino weiß das am besten: soundtracks italienischer spielfilme der 60er und 70er sind beliebt. calibro 35 macht mit der musik, was tarantino mit filmen macht sie leihen sich, was sie lieben und machen ihr eigenes ding daraus, oder wie das rolling stone magazine sagen würde calibro 35 sind die faszinierendste retro-maniac und authentischste sache, die italien in den letzten jahren zugestoßen ist. the budos band trifft auf morricone.
record kicks proudly presents new oporto soul diva marta ren & the groovelvets! following on from her smashing tunes 2 kinds of men and summers gone released in 2013 on record kicks, i m not your regular woman is their new single from the much awaited upcoming debut lp stop, look, listen that will hit the streets at the beginning of february 2016. i m not your regular woman is a floorshaking cover up version of lucille mathis sister funk classic and serves as a good introduction of what you ll have to expect from the debut full length: 60s pure dynamite sound! the flip, be ma fela showcases an afro instrumental stormer by her powerful groovelvets that the black president himself would be proud of. the final result makes it a party starter 45 essential for all djs and funk & soul lovers.
record kicks präsentiert das albumdebüt der für den juno award nominierten sängerin tanika charles. -soul run- wurde unter anderem von slakah the beatchild - bekannt für seine arbeit mit dem kanadischen rapper drake - produziert. das album schlägt eine nahtlose balance zwischen dem warmen, authentischen vintage motown soul sound und enthält dennoch einen zeitgenössischen bezug. tanika charles setzt eine moderne, nervöse wendung auf den klassischen motown-sound, was zu einem album führte, das die ohren und füße von jedem in einem 5-meilen-radius einfängt. fans von sharon jones, lee fields, lauryn hill und macy grey ... aufpassen!
a new single by pama international and it s again available only on a super limited edition 45 vinyl only. on the a side a superb version of man next door. the song has been originally recorded by john holt with his group the paragons in 1968 on duke reids duke label and since then it has been covered by numerous other reggae artists including dennis brown, ub40 and horace andy, becoming a massive hit thanks to andy s more recent version with trip-hop superstars massive attack in their album mezzazine. on the flip side you ll find the rock steady scorcher austerity skank that has already gained support on the airwaves by reagge ambassadords david rodigan and don letts. in their first 10 years pama int l recorded 9 albums, 3 bbcradio 1 maida vale sessions, won the rebel playlist on bbc6, and became the first new act to sign to trojan records in 30 years. their collective nature saw them work with members of the specials, madness, steel pulse, style council, galliano, kasabian, mad professor, toots & the maytals, jimmy cliff to name a few.
record kicks proudly presents clbr35 live from s.p.a.c.e, the first official live album by calibro 35 that will hit the streets next 21 october 2016 on ltd edtion lp, cd digipak and digital. after so many studio albums, soundtracks, tv programs and an incredible amount of concerts, clbr35 live from s.p.a.c.e is the very first live album by our cinematic funk champions. recorded during two very special nights of the italian leg of the s.p.a.c.e. tour at biko club milano and mixed by calibro s head honcho and fresly grammy award winner, tommaso colliva at toomi lab studio in london, it sees the milan quartet joined on stage by ottone pesante horn session. most of the tracks are taken from their latest heavily acclaimed studio album s.p.a.c.e. but theres room for some calibro 35s classics such as eurocrime, notte in bovisa and la mala ordina by armando trovajoli from their debut album of 2008.
conceived and produced by two-fifths of italian cinematic combo calibro 35, guitarist massimo martellotta and 2016 grammy award winner producer tommaso colliva, record kicks proudly presents il complesso di tada. get ready for a journey into the coolest sound of swinging italy, make yourself a cocktail, turn up the volume and lets party!
record kicks are extremely proud to present one of the hottest new names on the retro soul scene, the tibbs! proceeded by the smashing single next time , the tibbs debut album takin over will hit the streets on may 20. produced by paul willemsen (zuco 103 / lefties soul connection), recorded at the electric monkey studio in amsterdam using only vintage gear and mastered in nashville by soul veteran bob ohlsson (the guy who took care of mastering for many motown hits), takin over is indeed a breath of fresh air! from floor-shaking soul tunes like dog days , get back tuesday and next time , to the deep soul of wild way and funk stormer suffocated , singer elsa bekman - supported by a super tight big band - will impress everybody with her unique raw, gritty vocals that do not fear comparison with big names such as amy winehouse and duffy. based around amsterdam and founded by a bunch of northern-soul and funk disciples, the tibbs started in 2012 taking inspiration from the golden age of soul music. in 2014 they self-released a demo ep and they also released a 45 vinyl on german funk label tramp records. now, after a few exciting years turning heads and spreading soul tunes all around the country - including appearances at the legendary north sea jazz club and a live performances at national radio 6 - the tibbs are finally ready to make their official debut on record kicks. take notice, because the tibbs are the new name to watch!
“midnight feast of jazz” is therefore the first official full-length for this group, and includes 10 tracks of phat grooves, smooth arrangements and dance-floor friendly soul jazz available on cd/digital and limited edition lp!
mo record kicks is back! and act ii is an even heavier collection of rk exclusives, b-sides, remixes and material that appears on cd and compilation for the very first time.
from deep funk to afrobeat, early reggae and vintage soul, mo rk ii packs in the best of the record kicks sound. whether you are a cool cat or a funky monkey, this collection will have you out of your seat and ready to hit the dance-floor at any time or day!
record kicks is thrilled to announce the addition of uk funk & soul veterans the baker brothers to its roster of artists. following the release of a very successful album on freestyle records, the baker brothers return with a brand new single out now in advance of the official nov. 8th release date only here at rk. >once i had a friend< is a cover of an ultra-rare modern soul stormer by curtis robinson on m records, also included in kon & amirs compilation >off track volume 1: the bronx< on bbe records.
record kicks presents a new limited edition 45 vinyl by uk rock steady/soul/dub combo pama international feat 2 super soulful cuts. on the a side the new single wake up flipped by i crid till i stopped on the b side. in their first 10 years pama int l recorded 9 albums, 3 bbcradio 1 maida vale sessions, won the rebel playlist on bbc6, and became the first new act to sign to trojan records in 30 years. their collective nature saw them work with members of the specials, madness, steel pulse, style council, galliano, kasabian, mad professor, toots & the maytals, jimmy cliff to name a few. wacth out, the 45 is limited to 500 copies worldwide.
record kicks is proud to present you the most buzzed-about soul singer in toronto (cbc music) tanika charles. the 1st single soul run aniticipates the self-titled debut album that will hit the streets worldwide on april the 7th on record kicks. available on this limited to 500 copies worldwide 45 vinyl, soul run is a floorshaking soul bomb that will set every dancefloors on fire. on th flipside the stunning x-over soul tune -endless chain-. in a few short years, tanika has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and bandleader, a staple in the canadian soul scene. her touring career has seen her supporting the likes of estelle, haitus kayote, lauryn hill and macy gray. highly impressive, considering she is only just releasing her debut album to the world.
IM NOT YOUR REGULAR WOMAN / BE MA FELA (CLEAR 7 INCH)
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by popular demand, we are delighted to present you a super ltd edition reissue of marta ren & the groovelvets mega in-demand 45 -i m not your regular woman- / -be ma fela- this time on a splendid transparent 45 vinyl. originally released in december 2015, marta ren & the groovelvets -i m not your regular woman- 45 went sold out in few weeks and became a regular spin on funk soul dancefloors. if you ve missed the 45 the first around, you better get on it quickly as this it s limited to 150 copies worldwide. on the flip side there s the afro-tastic scorcher -be ma fela-. the 2 tracks are taken from 2016 marta ren & the groovelvets impressive debut album stop look listen. our portughuise soul sister is currently on tour and has just ignites stages of the trans musicale and eurosonic 2017.
marta ren is not a newcomer as she has been around in the portuguese scene since the mid 90s lending her deep and powerful voice, amongst others, to break-beat outfit the bombazines, recording two albums and establishing her unique talent at clubs and festivals all around portugal. but marta s passion has always been for the deepest funk and rawest soul of the sixties, and now the time has come for her to show the world her immense talent. with a powerful voice that would make the founding soul sisters proud, marta ren is looking to rule the world and make herself a household name. fans of sharon jones & the dap-kings get on it!
recorded at toe rag studios in london, record kicks proudly presents “s.p.a.c.e”. the awaited new album from the legendary italian cinematic funk combo calibro 35 sampled by dr.dre in “ compton”. recorded on tape on a 8 tracks tape recorder at the analog mecca toe rag studios in london, the worldwide famous studio where the white stripes penned “elephant”, s.p.a.c.e. is the 5th studio album by calibro 35. forget about gripping noir atmospheres of their previous full lengths, with the new album the milan combo escapes from planet earth and lands on their own satellite to write the perfect funk soundtrack of an imaginary scifi movie directed by sergio leone.
record kicks proudly presents 2 incredibly hard to find and super hot deep funk & x-over soul pearls out of macon, georgia on a super limited edition 45. recorded at phil and alan waldens capricorn studios and produced by tad bush, *freedom* and *think it over* by early clover & the georgia soul drifters were originally released in 1977 on a super scarce 45 by legendary northern soul label dove records. the original 45 is simply impossible to find and currently is a super in-demand spin on both rare soul and funk dancefloors. born in 1953 in dublin georgia, early clover formed his band at the age of 16 and later went on to become the opening act for some of the hottest names in the south of usa, such as betty wright, the temptations, the marvellettes and tyrone davis. in the 70s became the road band and back up for william bell, rufus thomas, and joe simon to name a few and collaborated with james brown in writing techniques of songs. currently relocated in las vegas, early clover is still very active. this is a strictly limited to 600 copies 45 so dont sleep on it... essential spin!
limited edition transparent 45 (500 copies worldwide). a succulent appetizer of the much awaited new album by michigans finest deep funk combo third coast kings titled *west grand boulevard* coming out next 19 may.
nach vier jahren pause kehrt der record kicks-compilationklassiker mit vol.6 zurück. dean rudland, bekannt für seine atemberaubenden zusammenstellungen auf labels wie bgp, kent and blue note, hat wieder tief in die plattenkiste gegriffen und präsentiert auf *lets boogaloo, vol. 6: explosive deep funk, northern soul & dancefloor jazz en el barrio* mythische nyc latin boogaloo-tunes aus den 60er und 70er jahren, produziert von bobby marin. eine äußerst explosive mischung aus northern soul, deep funk und latin jazz tracks aus spanish harlem aka el barrio.
italian soundtrack funk that sounds like goblin recording at stax! (wax poetics magazine)
record kicks proudly presents the new album by italian soundtrack funkateers calibro 35! there is one thing that italians do better than others, funky soundtracks. quentin tarantino knows best: soundtracks from italian movies of the 60s and the 70s are the thing! calibro 35 does with music what tarantino does with films. they borrow what they love and they make it their own. with rolling stone magazine words *calibro 35 are the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing, that happened to italy in the last years*, think at the budos band that meets morricone.
rk proudly presents a strictly limited reissue of the holy grail of many funk & soul collectors. two impossible to find tropical funk stormers, for the first time finally together on the superior 45 format. dircetly from st.vincent and st.maarteen islands in the caribbean, we bring you the the possibly two most explosive tropical funk tracks ever recorded. this 45 will set every dancefloor on fire, get on it fast cause is strictly limited to 500 copies!
recordkicks neueste entdeckung ist die deep soul-diva hannah williams, die von sharon jones als göttlich bezeichnet wird, und die tastemakers, die mit der hilfe am mischpult von diesler (unique, truthoughts, freestyle) ihr erstes album veröffentlichen. das jüngste signing auf dem mailänder label konnte schon mit charles bradley, den dap-kings, lee fields und craig charles zusammen auftreten und das britische publikum von sich überzeugen. hannahs atemberaubende performance hebt sie auf eine stufe mit londons größen adele & amy winehouse. die disziplinierte band um hillman mondegreen steht ihr in nichts nach, wenn sie tief im soul versinkt, live aufgenommen mit den vocals, um die wahren gefühle einzufangen, die von der tastemaker- bläsersektion, den background-sängerinnen und epischen streichern angereichert werden. als fan von deep soul kommt man an hannah williams & the tastemakers nicht vorbei! auf einer ausverkauften single sind standesgemäß schon mal vorab die songs >i ve been waiting<, >dont tell me< und >deep fried funk< erschienen.
sydney soul/funk outfit dojo cuts return with a super soulful second album entitled >take from me<, once again featuring the sizzling, smoky vocals of miss roxie ray. this much anticipated follow-up to their debut full-length sees the band taking it back to deep soul roots, but at the same time giving a nod to contemporary funk. with the liner notes written by russ dewbury (night at the jazz rooms) and the support of the entire daptone records family aka gabriel roth, neal sugarman and homer steinwess ... the secret is out - dojo cuts are ready to rock your world!
funk titans the baker brothers are back at it with a brand new double-sider 45. on side a they provide an infectious instrumental jazz-funk/jazz-dance number with >the young patter<, a horn-driven funky floor-filler complete with breakbeat and super catchy bassline you cant help but respond to. on b, the group revisit rokks mega rare and impossible to find 1976 modern soul single >patience<, which keb darge claims is one of his favorite records and which was included in the recent >california soul< compilation on ubiquity.
record kicks proudly presents the first new single in over 35 years by ex motown recording artist floyd lawson. floyd lawson & the hearts of stone popped up on motowns subsidiary vip label in 1970 with debut album >stop the world: we wanna get off<. just over half a decade later, and after moving to quebec, floyd and the group recorded second full-length >coming out<, which remained unreleased until canadian label afrokats records reissued it in 2007. in collaboration with record kicks, super crossover soul gems >kgee / it only takes a minute girl< and >air i breathe / rated x< were extracted from the record and released on 45.
soulshaker hits n.7 with another trip around the world searching for the coolest in (deep) funk, (northern) soul, (jazzy) afrobeat and more. once again on this new soulshaker all the bands being featured are from the contemporary scene, with lots of exclusive contributions and previously unreleased stuff on cd compilation.
recently picked up by kenny dope who has released her single working woman on his kay dee label, gizelle smith is next big thing of todays deep funk scene. after 3 smasher 45s and a full length with germans combo the mighty mocambo, gizelle is ready to launch her solo carrier with this new single june. a sister funk masterpiece designated rock the dance floors and to became soon a future classic. the single highly anticipates her solo debut album expected on record kicks for spring 2010. on the flipside, alice russell / thu thoughts funk producer of the moment tm juke push the track a bit forward with a more dj friendly cut. still deep funk, still soul, still great... not to be missed!
record kicks in collaboration with scottish starla records presents the privates hammond orchestra a new explosive organ trio who made up the backbone of scottish r&b/funk luminaries the boogaloo investigators and the five aces. choosing a more direct and raw sound the threesome are now specialising in r&b, beat instrumentals and soul. on their first single the orchestra, along with noble bass maestro richard anderson, were drafted in by glaswegian multi instrumentalist and songwriter extraordinaire joe kane for backup. the result is this r&b/mod stormer im sorry (can i please come home). joe is a unique talent with a raft of solo and group projects under his own name and as member of the owsley sunshine with whom he recorded three acclaimed albums. on the flipside the battle of yoker a grinding titty shaker winner. grooooovy!!!
record kicks is pleased to welcome on board early reggae new boss in town the crabs corporation. for their first single these four young lads from buenos aires have recruited nothing less then jennie matthias and dave barker. jen was lead singers of the >belle stars<, during the 80s they scored a number of hits including smashing singles >sign of the time<. david barker needs no presentation, he is a truly living legend of jamaican music. during the 60s he recorded for duke reid, coxsone dodd and lee perry. he recorded eith the technics, upsetters and the wailers and scored hits like >prisoner of love<, >shocks of a mighty< and >spinning wheel<. at the beginning of the 70s he moved to london and in 1971 he released number 1 hit >double barrel< as part of a duo with ansell collins. here jen & dave make all their class available to the young crabs to score this hot, early reggae 7 inch able to set every dancefloor on fire!
kokolo afrobeat orchestras 4th album, heavy hustling, finds the nyc powerhouse group expertly mashing up fela kuti stylings into james brown classics with a twist of latin and jamaican flavors thrown into the mix. this album is without question their best offering to date and showcases kokolo at the height of its innovative powers. not just another by-the-numbers homage to the godfather of soul this record breathes new life into the genre and demonstrates what the contemporary deep funk scene sounds like. anticipated by heavily playlisted first single >soul power<, on heavy hustling you ll find other great classics from mr. dynamite such as >please please please<, >think<, >it s a new day< and >bring it up< all coocked with the unique kokolo afrobeat orchestra style. more than an album ... heavy hustling is a sign of the times. if it doesn t make you wanna move, consider yourself officially dead!
the explosive debut album from sydney funk maestros dojo cuts pulls no punches on its way to delivering a string of killer blows. everything is raw, live and loud in the world of dojo cuts - the tightest and hardest working band in the southern hemisphere to emerge in the last have no qualms about unleashing their raucous rhythms and slices of soul whenever and whereever.
new jazz-dance super group featuring members of style council, ocean colour scene and death in vegas ? its with immense pleasure that we present on record kicks the full-length album by trio valore, the new deep funk & mod jazz super group formed by: steve white (style council) ? damon minchella (ocean colour scene, paul weller) ? seamus beaghen (madness, death in vegas, supergrass).
once again, soulshaker brings you a complete view of todays funk & soul scene, digging all best and hard to find 45s and unreleased remixed from the contemporary scene... new volume feat unreleased stuff & rmxs from sharon jones, kenny dope, nms, kokolo, eli paperboy reed
on the a side k gee, a storming funk cover from the nite liters, on the flip side crossover soul beauty it only takes a minute girl, popularised by take that in the mid 90s. floyd lawson and the heart of stone were originally from philadelfia but moved to canada in the early 70s. the album coming out remained unreleased and was mainly used as a promotional tool, helping to land gigs within local and international tour circuits. the few lps pressed by floyd lawson at the time are now very indemand by soul collectors and changes hands for vast sums of money.
hi folks its time for another great release from floyd lawson & the heart of stone 1975 unreleased at the time coming out album. after k - gee and it only takles a minute girl, another two terrific tracks see the light for the first time on the superior 45 format. on the a side air i breathe a superb 70s soul stomper and on the flip side rated x a deep funk instrumental stormer capable to set every dancefloors on fire. floyd lawson and the heart of stone were originally from philadelfia but moved to canada in the early 70s. the album coming out remained un released and was mainly used as a promotional tool, helping to land gigs within local and international tour circuits. the few lps pressed by floyd lawson at the time are very indemand by soul collectors and now changes hands for vast sums of money. these tracks are raw authentic and sound as fresh as it did 31 years ago, once again any serius funk & soul djs cant miss this!
with over 10 years worth of experience and a number of releases on labels such as emi, p-vine, and freestyle, uk funk & soul titans the baker brothers land at record kicks with their seventh, and latest musical opus -time to testify-. in the new album the baker brothers pick things up where top singles -once i had a friend- and -patience- left off. the result is -time to testify-, a brand new album that sees the baker brothers hitting their stride as they mix elements of modern soul, jazz, funk and everything in between.