almost 2 years after the success of the album the tony allen experiments and a few months after the release of the 7inch amore, nu guinea return to the scene with a new lp published by their newborn label ng records. after touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, nu guinea decided to go back to square one, napoli, where massimo di lena and lucio aquilina were born and raised. they watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in berlin, calibrating the synths on the meridian of vesuvius, the volcano that has always protected and threatened napoli. nuova napoli is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped napoli during the 70s and 80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, african rhythms) which ended up in nu guineas dna. in this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in neapolitan dialect
luke viberts technicolor-schwenk durch die welt des modernen funk. kerrier district nennt sich das funkige acid-dance-projekt des englischen elektronikkünstlers luke vibert. nach einem debütalbum - erschienen 2004 auf dem label rephlex und zwei maxis erscheint mit 4 erneut ein longplayer. die 14 tracks sind eine großartige collage aus samples und beats, old-school-drum-loops, sehr viel acid-funk und intensiver elektronik-disco. inspirieren ließ sich vibert zum teil von der legendären ep -black devil disco club- von bernard fevre aus dem jahr 1978, die seitdem viele musiker beeinflusst hat. schaut man sich die trackliste mit titeln wie treacle tits und -discuntek an, erkennt man zwar eine portion kauzigen humors, doch sollte das nicht zur fehlannahme verleiten, vibert würde seinen job nicht ernst nehmen. im gegenteil: 4, das auf cd und als trippel-lp erscheint, ist ein technicolor-schwenk durch die welt des modernen wohlfühl-funk, basierend auf einer unmenge an material, lustvoller programmierung und fetten bässen. der sommer kann kommen.
z records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years with the much-anticipated follow up to backstreet brit funk. volume 2 has been eight years in the making and continues to showcase the best of the genre from the late 70s to early 80s, compiled once again by joey negro.
TAITU - SOUL-FUELLED STOMPERS FROM 1960S-1970S ETHIOPIA (CD)
ernesto chahouds taitu is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s addis ababa. a breathless journey through the unique ethio sound that bands were forging at the time, the 24-track compilation is the result of the lebanese dj and crate diggers decadelong love affair with the golden age of ethiopian music.
strut presents the new album from the modern day leader of afrobeat, seun kuti. the youngest son of afrobeat legend fela kuti is as incensed by injustice as his father ever was and, with his mighty new album black times including a feature from carlos santana, he honours the revolutionaries who have gone before and rallies the torch-bearers to come.
having co-compiled two albums, the real sound of chicago and the real sound of chicago and beyond for bbe, dj and producer mark grusane steps out of the shadows to present the real sound of mark grusane.
a highly personal selection of modern soul, disco and a little touch of boogie, these rare tracks have all been respectfully edited, chopped up or extended by mark himself. apart from the odd private vinyl pressing, or occasionally handing an edit over to close friends and djs such as fellow bbe artist sadar bahar, mark has never before made these tracks available (despite the throng of people waiting around to ask each time he finishes a set).
without new jersey native kerri kaoz chandler, house specifically deep house would sound very different. ever since his teens he has been making and playing music with a unique sense of soul, jazz and deepness. from majors like atlantic, king street sounds and nervous via his own madhouse, his releases are never short of genre-defining classics that have spawned a thousand copycats. affectionately referred to as the stevie wonder of house, kerri’s dj sets take him all over the world and often find him playing live keys next to his informed selections. he’s meticulous about sound, too, which means that no-ones kicks hit quite like kerris. his instantly classic and timeless dj-kicks mix, though, takes him out of the club and through a world of influences and inspiration
this compilation acts as an introduction to this electric, cool and uplifting music that was affecting so many enthusiastic dancers and dj / collectors. all the tracks on here are taken from one of the most prolific and emerging labels for this genre muse records that offered the complete spectrum of styles to fit in with this emerging scene crossing over with jazz fusion, be bop, vocals, electric keyboards, and percussion.
a diverse selection of remixers from today’s generation of detroit producers and musicians, looking back at the immense legacy of funkadelic and re-imagining it for now, with the re-interpreters chosen to prismatically represent the vastness of funkadelic’s genre-bending music.
cd jewel-box with 12 pages stapled booklet. keziah jones (born olufemi sanyaolu on 10 january 1968) is a nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist. he describes his musical style as blufunk, which is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms. also his nigerian roots in yoruba music and soul music can be considered a major influence on his sound. he is known for his distinctive style of guitar playing, including his percussive right-hand technique which is similar to a bass guitarist’s slapping technique. his music blends sounds and influences from many sources, including fela kuti, miles davis or jimi hendrix.
beloved dj, compiler and incurable vinyl junkie, kev beadle returns to bbe with a 3rd volume of his much lauded æprivate collectionÆ album series. taking in a wide range of obscure jazz with a distinct nod to the dance-foor, the frst two æprivate collectionsÆ are already considered classics by the jazz-dance community.
last volume of this compilation series, again a great one.., holding amazing tunes from across the globe that you probably already have been looking for.... tip!! . over the last five years and as many volumes of their beach diggin’ compilations, guts and mambo have explored the reefs of five continents, dredged the sea beds of countless seas and oceans, examined every single seashell with the aim of making sure that no vinyl pearl should escape their notice.
e are gonna call this one dwights baby...on the rocks written and produced by dwight sykes for l.u.s.t. productions. the album he would have released in 1980 is complete. cell phone shadow photography by dwight syke
2x12 inch lp gatefold with liner notes, 180gr vinyl. funky chimes is a two-hour collection of excellent and unique grooves. it contains 27 of the most interesting yet long forgotten belgian dance tracks from the seventies.
dâm-funk is the kind of guy who seems like he d make great company: laid-back, affable, personable. but to truly get the guy, to really understand him, is to know a deep love of music like no other. dam s contribution to the dj-kicks series gives you an opportunity to do just that. it s a snapshot view into the mind of the pioneer of modern-funk music… dj-kicks invites you to get to know the man behind the shades. dam makes a lifetime of digging and absorbing music that feels as laid-back as the santa ana breeze. years ago, he coined the term modern funk to give context to his music. the elements of the synth-heavy and multi-layered style are gloriously displayed on dj-kicks. -modern-funk is a combination of all the sounds on the mix,- he explains. -funk, boogie, electro, house, modern-soul, ambient tones… a push and pull of nostalgia and progressiveness...- at a satisfying 19 songs, dâm-funk s dj-kicks lets grooves breathe. this is a mix to happily get lost within, a document in vibe. unexpected contemporary joints mingle with lost gems from unlikely places. the exclusive dâm-funk production -believer- makes its debut on dj-kicks, an extensive instrumental composition that on it s own could only be classified as signature modern-funk. the mix also includes dam s excellent collaboration with nite jewel, as nite-funk, on -can u read me?-
stefano ghittoni and luca ‘dj rocca’ roccatagliati, two renowned names in the vast world of electronic music, unite their minds in an artistic partnership giving life to the nine tracks of “atemporal space tests”, a haunting collection of electronic jazz-funk songs, from mid to downtempo. it’s a fully instrumental record that plays very rhythmic and groovy, built on both analogic and digital sounds, like a floating and psychedelic soundtrack to a modern science fiction movie.
the only time you wear a tuxedo is when its time to party. so says legendary west coast player snoop dogg on the opening track of tuxedo ii. the blessing of the doggfather is of special importance to mayer hawthorne and jake one, whose second album as a duo finds them at the forefront of a new wave of gangster boogie one that owes as much to g-funk as p-funk. this is the territory of pre- and post-hydraulic low riders: a mélange of cali boom-bap, analog synth bass and elegant disco that resonates truth and authenticity in an era where so many are faking the funk
(incl. download card! 180 gr heavy weight gatefold 2lp with liner notes) some twenty years after rene costys passing, his work, finally, goes global. moreover, this being a selection out of more than 400 tracks from a virtuoso, versatile andinsatiable artist, its hard to underestimate the importance of this compilation, which focuses on costys library music production from the 70s
JOHN MORALES PRESENTS THE M+M MIXES VOL. 4 (4XCDS UNMIXED)
described wholly accurately by boiler room as one of the best producers and arrangers of disco music to have ever done it, bronx native john morales has more than three decades of hits and over 800 remixes to his credit. this 4th volume of m&m mixes on bbe is without doubt the most ambitious yet, containing gems from barry white, diana ross, level 42, teddy pendergrass and eddie kendricks among others, all woven together with that special, intricate m&m magic. gaining unprecedented access to original multitrack recordings from the vaults of sony and universal records, john has once again upped the ante, going where no dj has gone before. accept no imitations, nobody does remixes quite like john morales. previously unreleased m&m mixes featuring globally renowned artists barry white, diana ross & cher among others.
bereits 2010 gaben shobaleader one featuring tom jenkinson aka squarepusher am e-bass mit dem album d demonstrator ein erstes lebenszeichen von sich. mit elektrac meldet sich die band nun 2017 zurück und liefert live eingespielte interpretationen von 11 squarepusher tracks aus dessen reichhaltiger diskografie ab. shobaleader ones sound ist retrofuturistische, organische space-fusion aus funk, jazz und electro. diese präsentieren sie im markanten outfit aus mönchskutten mit led-masken auch live. das prägnante artwork stammt übrigens von iron maiden-designer mark wilkinson aka the masque.
theo conard, also known as paxton fettel delivers his second lp on greta cottage workshop. entirely produced by mr fettel its an exemplary mix of predominantly instrumental contemporary jazz funk, sometimes featuring the vocal talents of one olivia lincoln. from the very beginning it is totally and utterly heartfelt - until the floor churning and brazenly life affirming end his emotions are worn firmly on his sleeve. its a serious embodiment of proper fusion and a testament to a phenomenal producer progressively pushing his work in a playful, honest, admirable and honourable way...whilst not taking himself too
VENEZUELA 70: COSMIC VISIONS OF A LATIN AMERICAN EARTH (CD)
venezuela 70 - this is the first ever compilation of its kind to take a look at the groundbreaking experiment al rockmusic created in venezuela in the 70s, a stunning blend of usa & uk rock, european electronics, funk, jazz amd latin rhythms. feat. vytas brenner, pablo schneider, angel rada, miguel agel fuster and more. incl. 24 page booklet with extended text and artist bios ect
betty harris’ the lost queen of new orleans soul features all of her classic deep soul, sister funk and northern soul songs recorded in new orleans in the 1960s - all written, produced and arranged by the legendary allen toussaint, and featuring the cream of new orleans musicians and the incredible meters.
nach der neunteiligen 12--serie im sommer 2016 erscheint die -previously unreleased- kollektion aus überarbeiteten demos und unveröffentlichtem material nun als limitierte doppel-cd. aufgenommen für das playgroup debütalbum zwischen 1997-2001, bleibt die hedonistische mixtur aus disco, dub, funk, electro, new wave und post-punk zeitlos. die 25 tracks wurden von trevor jackson unter mithilfe von sasha crnobrnja (in flagranti) aufgefrischt und featuren den produzenten ed dmx, mike z (crash course in science) on vocals und den jungen kieran hebden (four tet) an der gitarre
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.
soul jazz records are releasing tee macs night illusion, a lost classic nigerian afro soul meets disco boogie funk album originally released in nigeria in 1980 as a private-press release of 1000 copies on the enigmatic artists own label. impossibly hard to find, the record remains practically unknown outside of nigeria.
praise poems vol.1: gilles peterson (worldwide / brownswood rec.): one of my fave comps of 2015. praise poems vol.2: oliver korthals (mojo / out of spectrum on byte fm): extremely well put together track listing of artists which i have never heard before. left me with my mouth open... - highly recommend! praise poems vol.3: dom servini (wah wah 45s): this is incredible. praise poems vol.4:
summer 2016 and its time for the seventh annual trip to the beach with your favorite nangster crew. this time sailing the ship is san francisco resident and all round top producer chap aimes. he has spun a web of summer disco beach tunes to get the sundown grooves deep, long and funky.
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.
after the hip hop after all tour, guts confirms in an idea more than this in the back of his head to make an album where the proportions 80% samples and programming / live 20% would be reversed. ok! an album to push further his musical exploration, go to the electro-funk, afro-disco, space jazz. add choir here, the talkbox there, play a monstrous bassline, a fiery sax solo instruments or let slip only several minutes: guts did nothing forbidden, opened the doors of the studio, broke the unlocked windows and vents so that no breath or vibration is left out.
nachdem seiten wie resident advisor, crack, thump und the wire sie schon mit lobpreisungen überhäuft haben, kündigen max graef & glenn astro nun endlich ihr gemeinsames debütalbum an. -the yard work simulator- erscheint ende mai via ninja tune. das ergebnis ist ein zehn tracks langer trip durch die köstlich verschlungene psyche der beiden, kanalisiert mit hilfe jeder menge hardware. max graef und glenn astro stehen für dreckige, disco-infizierte house-banger und staubige downtempo-exkursionen - bisher veröffentlicht auf labels wie das exzellente dänische tartelet, dem oye-recordstore-anhänglichen box aus holz, brand brauer fricks the gym und space hardware sowie wotnot music. außerdem gründeten sie money $ex records als outlet für die releases ihrer großen künstlerfamilie. im dezember letzten jahres feierten die beiden mit ihrer 12- -magic johnson- ihre allererste veröffentlichung bei ninja tune.
pomrad aka adriaan van de velde ist ein belgischer produzent. sein sound bewegt sich irgendwo zwischen 80er jahre synthesizer funk, analogem trap und 90er jahre hip hop. seine musikalischen fixpunkte reichen von george duke bis hin zu hudson mohawke. analoge wärme meets bassgewitter und das live eingespielt, in der liveversion als trio mit mehr als einem dutzend synths auf der bühne. knights ist sein erstes release auf jakarta records, welches das album zusammen mit on and on records (c2c, 20syl) aus frankreich veröffentlicht. auf knights kondensiert pomrad all seine einflüsse in ein kohärentes werk, mit der hilfe einiger gäste wie beispielsweise selah sue, und schafft dabei etwas besonders: zu klingen wie pomrad, einzigartig und originell.
begnadetes debütalbum des berliner duos africaine 808 auf dem new yorker kultlabel golf channel. seit ihrer begegnung auf der berliner fuckparade im jahr 2000 entwickelten dirk leyer (closer musik) und dj nomad einen einzigartigen style aus afrikanischen bässen und rhythmen, disco, funk und house, den sie auf basar jetzt perfektionieren. ihr deepes und zeitloses debütwerk klingt wie der musikalische ausdruck von freiheit und des arthur russell-zitats i wanna see all my friends at once.
im anschluss an ihre zwei äußerst gut aufgenommenen singles auf nang, veröffentlicht das aus st.petersburg stammende duo kim & buran sein albumdebüt mit dem titel orbita. die gruppe gibt es schon seit fast zwölf jahren, und jetzt kommt ihr album als ein kaleidoskop von verschiedenen stilen wie disco, soul, funk und elektronischen klängen. die gruppe scheint eine vorliebe für reisen zu haben. es ist nicht nur der albumtitel, der dieses widerspiegelt, sondern auch die ständige dynamik und der eskapismus in der musik selbst. 70s funk frequenzweichen, kosmische pads, arpeggio glühwürmchen synths, alle ergänzt mit sanften gitarrenriffs.
mit dem debütalbum the ashen tang von royce wood junior legt der londoner produzent, songwriter und multiinstrumentalist mit einer deluxe-version seines albums nach. mit the ashen tang erscheint in einer neuen version via 37 adventures, die drei neue tracks enthalten wird: ophelia, love is a lonely town und dont wanna lose you. funk, soul, r&b und pop, eine mischung, die royce wood junior gekonnt auf seinem album verbindet
it’s the season of the juiciest, sweetest fruit, of shorts, tank tops and thongs, the time of year when you look at life through a dark pair of sunglasses. summer is also the time of year when lovers of soul, disco, funk, bossa, jazz and other similar grooves get together to enjoy the sunny vibrations sampled by guts and mambo from the world over.
celebrating 50 years of a british broadcasting legend with an eclectic 3 cd journey. incl. the who, paul mc cartney, the chemical brothers, the prodigy, primal scream, joy division, blondie, tini tempah, moby and more
nach zwei gefeierten teilen der tempo dreams reihe, kehrt brooklyns bastard jazz recordings mit teil 3 der compilationreihe zurück. für dieses album hat das label das bostoner produzenten duo soul-clap eingeladen die auswahl der tracks vorzunehmen, frei nach dem motto alles was funky ist soul-clap öffnen auf dieser compilation ein neues fenster mit unveröffentlichten modern funk-, electro soul- und leftfield house-tracks, auf die ihr geistiger mentor dr. funkenstein aka george clinton stolz wäre.
performed by love of life orchestra and produced by jeff jones the jedi master, with peter gordon. artwork by kit fitzgerald. album duration: 40 mins. comes with cd & cd booklet, download codes for wav, flac, mp3 files + dsd (sacd) files & video extras including live concert footage.
gary -slim- moore ist kanadischer soulsänger mit wurzeln in jamaika. in den 90ern traf er erstmalig auf die mar-keys ohne das aus der verbindung aufnahmen entstanden. die gruppe feilte in der zwischenzeit an ihren fähigkeiten und spielte mit soul-koriphäen wie gladys knight, the temptations oder the coasters, und einige mitglieder gründeten das souljazz orchestra projekts. seit 2007 erschienen bereits drei alben auf do right!
on moving to canada from his original home of haiti, pianist and singer/songwriter henri-pierre noel brought with him much of the tropical island s influences. the kompa funk sounds of his homeland, along side contemporary north american jazz and disco, ran throughout henri s 1979 album piano, re-released by wah wah 45s in 2012, and now its time for a second helping with the re-issue of 1980s dance floor friendly one more step, both albums having been originally released on very limited private presses and since become holy grails of the back music scene.
another new signature on heavenly sweetness, the leftfield duet baron retif & concepcion perez. they already released 3 ep on musique large label and did remixes for laurent garnier or jacaranda muse, and produced some beats for french rapper roce or coeff.
-secret lounge- bietet ein doppel-set mit den entspanntesten chillout-groove-tracks für die sinnlichen stunden zu zweit. in einer exklusiven zusammenstellung finden sich hier die besten tracks der szene für freunde hochqualitativer elektronischer musik. 3
die new yorker band odyssey konnte in england ihre groeßten erfolge feiern. zwischen 1977 und 1982 landeten sie fuenf top 10-hits sowie drei album top 40 platzierungen. das odyssey-album hollywood party tonight aus dem jahre 1978 inkl. der herausragenden stuecke single again/what time does the balloon go up und lucky star erscheint nun erstmalig als offizielle wiederveroeffentlichung, erhaeltlich als deluxe super jewel case mit zwei zusaetzlichen bonus tracks. ein muss fuer alle r&b-, soul-, pop- und disco-fans!
das soul-trio the hues corporation wurde 1969 in santa monica, ca. von st. clair lee, fleming williams und hubert ann kelley gegründet. dank eines auftritts im beruehmten blaxploitation-film blacula und drei songs auf dem dazugehoerigen soundtrack, feierten sie 1972 ihren durchbruch. kurz darauf wurden sie von rca unter vertrag genommen und veroeffentlichten ihr albumdebuet freedom for the stallion. das album erscheint nun als exklusive wiederveroeffentlichung via bbr und ist erstmalig auf cd erhaeltlich. zwei bonus tracks plus booklet mit umfangreichen liner notes. ein muss für alle r&b-, disco-, funk- und soul-fans!
feadz is releasing his debut album instant alpha fifteen years into his career. his music is a careful balance of urban and electronic that finds its roots in rap, freestyle, electro, techno and house, but also in more ghetto influences such as footwork, trap, baile, etc. in short, feadzs music is a quintessential edbangerian alloy.
this is bastard jazz recordings with volume 2 of the enlightening, genrebending series. on vol. 2 teeko & b. bravo present modern funk sound emerging out of the west coast. sticking with the series theme of showcasing new styles and emerging artists, curated by their own musical peers, teeko and bravo have conjured up an lp of mind-blowing tracks that push the limits of soulful electronic funk, outernational boogie, and cosmic hip-hop.
won ton sunset heißt das neue album des in tokyo beheimateten djs & produzenten max essa. das album besticht durch seine subtile kreative raffinesse und beinhaltet eine reihe von handverlesenen remixen und überarbeiteten tracks.
a new selection of discoveries by heavenly sweetness crew through the worldwide web. for many artists, the web is the only way to spread their music, without the help of any records label. so we dig deeper in the blogosphere to find new artists
syclops is trio sven kortehisto, hanna sarkari and jukka kantonen. first to appear on a bubble tease 12inch in 2001, followed by two singles for tirk and finally with the debut album >ive got my eye on you< on dfa in 2008. >a blink of an eye< is the long awaited successor with 10 tracks of future funk. ranging from the nastiness of >jump bugs< to the fragile beauty >ray & claire< its classic syclops all the way.produced by maurice fulton.
>in the red< is the debuet album of trus me.its a collaboration of several vocalists and musicians,especially the jazzy detroit innovator amp fiddler who features two tracks on the organic and song based album.
james nice label von ltm recordings hat sich hier auf wiederveröffentlichungen einiger stücke von factory artists wie zb.lawie the durutti column und a certain ratio konzentriert. mit dabei das offen gestimmte instrumental „madeleine“ von durutti column.von a certain ratio, einer der factory-bands schlechthin, gibt es das white-funk-zu-breakdance-zeiten-stück „wild party“ sowie einen sich über fast zehn minuten erstreckenden mix von „knife slits water“
sing (if you want it) is the sixth release from the british soul icon, omar. this eagerly awaited re-issue definitely puts omar back in the spotlight and will become an essential album for any music collection. omar is often referred to as the founding father of nu-classic soul and has been acclaimed by artists such as erykah badu and mobo award winner kele le roc. omar can also count stevie wonder as a fan, who most famously said, -when i grow up, i wanna be omar-. on this album, omar collaborates with stevie wonder and a host of great artists including estelle, common, zed bias, and many more. the album also comes with two brand new bonus tracks, including the single -dancing- and -its so-.
for volume 1 of breakin bread s new mix series, para and baila dig deep into the label s 12 year catalog and select the finest tunes and blend them to perfection. expect a breaks-heavy mix that includes cuts from para, natural self, rob life, quantic, color climax, ghost, tom caruana plus many more, spanning all styles represented by breakin bread from new school soul, funk, breaks, and beats.
g.i.disco - an 80s history of cold war s hottest music in west-germany berlin local dj heroes kalle kuts and daniel w. best a.k.a. g.i.disco have compiled an excellent 80s soul, funk, r & b and disco selection. it combines representative music of that time with informative liner notes about the german historical background (which also is an important part of 20th century s world history), international artist quotes and worldwide renowned art by berlin based photographer frank thiel to an unique history lesson and listening experience. soul, funk and r&b from the us became a worldwide dance and clubbing movement during the 70s when it turned disco. in the late 70s and 80s more and more new electronic instruments like synthesizers and drum machines were added to the horn riffs and piano licks, bringing the funk back on the dance floor while still leaving it s soul untouched
fresh off the success of 80s groove, ministry of sound return with 3cds of soul, r&b and club anthems. let us introduce to you the perfect soundtrack to your summer. this is 90s groove. cd1 features the best in soulful grooves from jamiroquai, m people, george michael, soul ii soul, lisa stansfield to des-ree. disc 2 brings together a flawless collection of smooth r&b and hip hop featuring some of the biggest artists of all time r.kelly, jay z, mark morrison, tlc, usher, en vogue and eternal. disc 3 finishes with a journey deep into the underground grooves of the 90s dance floor, featuring huge cross over tracks such as robin s -show me love-, tina moore -never gonna let you go- and ultra nate -free-, along with classic tracks from moloko, groove armada and basement jaxx. the 80s groove series has so far sold nearly a third of a million copies, now get ready for the definitive collection of soulful hits that defined the 90s.
das label affine samt seinem aushaengeschild, dem microkorg-wunderkind dorian concept, ist eine der positivsten erscheinungen des vergangenen jahres in der oesterreichischen musiklandschaft. nicht nur kenner der heimischen szene, sondern auch groeßen wie gilles peterson lassen sich vor verzueckung zu wahren lobesreden hinreißen, und das, obwohl die ep -twice upon two times- erst der zweite offizielle release des plattenlabels ist. bei jsbl trifft groovender jazz-rock mit progressiver verspieltheit auf knackige keyboard-synthie-lines, produktionstechnische sicherheit und viel liebe zum musikalischen detail.
2011 release from british producer / remixer / dj adam gibbons aka lack of afro. gibbons combines his live musicianship and top notch studio production skills with rappers and vocalists into a skillful combination of compositions blending funk, hip hop and soul into a steamy stew of a breakbeat bonanza. as a multi instrumentalist, in-demand producer and remixer, a dj with his finger on the cutting edge of contemporary sounds, and an ear tastefully cocked to the hippest soul, jazz and funk music from the 60s and 70s, gibbons has already established an unrivalled reputation as one of the most crucial names at work in funk and dance music today.
australian pressing of this 2011 collection of rarities and non-album tracks from the queen of modern soul. sharon jones & the dap-kings have developed an international reputation as the #1 group on todays soul scene. soul time is an exploration of the full range of their dynamic sound through 12 songs handpicked by the daptone records gang, each one a precious exclusive. the needle drops on genuine pts. 1 & 2, a supercharged funk arrangement that evokes the late godfather not only with the spirited syncopation of the dap-kings rhythms, but also with the raw power of jones voice. it is performances such as these that have earned her the moniker the female james brown. though it has long been one of their best-selling singles, it makes its album debut here. longer and stronger, written for her 50th birthday, is a deep mid-tempo soul celebration of the strength and determination with which sharon jones has earned her long overdue success. whether youre a lifetime fan, or just getting turned on, sharon jones & the dap-kings have yet again made a record that will blow your mind.
august darnells swaggering alter ego kid creole dons his famed fedora and gets back in stride with his first high profile studio album in over 10 years: i wake up screaming. darnell first came to prominence during the mid-70s in new york, forming dr. buzzards original savannah band with his brother stony browder before producing a slew of eccentric projects for ze records including cristina, don armandos seventh avenue rumba band and gichy dan, as well as sporting his trademark zoot suit and fedora for the first time for the debut recordings by kid creole & the coconuts. signing on to chris blackwells island records and seymour steins sire imprint, darnell would become one of the 80s most unique and recognisable figures, scoring a brace of unforgettable chart hits mixing heavyweight tropical grooves with plenty of lyrical bite: -stool pigeon-, -annie, im not your daddy-, -im a wonderful thing baby- and more. with cover artwork echoing his love of 1940s film noir, this album explores the vibrant mind of darnell with a variety of themes and styles. recorded at darnells own studio in sweden and mixed by brennan green (chinatown recordings), i wake up screaming is an essential return from one of the truly unique characters in the world of music.
für viele popfans sind die stereo mcs die band aus den frühen 90er jahren, als ihre dritte lp >connected< zwei brit awards gewann und millionen exemplare verkaufte. wie ihr neues album >emperors nightingale< nahe legt, ist die wahre geschichte hinter dieser band etwas kompliziert und vor allem sehr faszinierend. ihr erstes frisches material seit connected veröffentlichte das duo erst 1999 auf einem dj-mix-album (>dj kicks< auf !k7). das follow-up folgte 2001 mit >deep down & dirty< - uk album charts top 20, und einige fans finden bis heute, es ist das beste werk des duos aller zeiten! 2005 kehrten sie zurück mit dem album >paradise< und schlossen gut drei jahre später mit dem elektronischeren >double bubble< an. auf >emperors nightingale< bekommen wir nun zu hören, was hallam und birch schon seit langem tun wollten: nämlich hip hops philosophie dazu zu nutzen, musik zu schaffen, die keinen regeln folgt außer ihren eigenen. siehaben zum ersten mal überhaupt mit anderen künstlern komponiert: bruce woolley (trevor horn - er war co-autor von video killed the radio star und slave to the rhythm), nathan drake und greg fleming (deekline and wizard, the london punks). statt grooves auf sample-loops und beats aufzubauen haben sie sich nun auf old-school jam sessions gestützt - mit bass, gitarre, drums und vocals.
digitally remastered edition of this 1975 album from gil scott-heron and his musical partner in crime, brian jackson. from south africa to south carolina includes the single -johannesburg- which brought to our attention the resistance to the apartheid regime in south africa. this album consolidated gil scott-heron and bran jackson as major label artists and gave them an r&b chart single and a wider audience.
debut album from curv on vinyl vibes records ... after various successful 12inch releases on vinyl vibes, the label introduce their first artist album from curv. while in the past mixing organic and clubby elements, deeply rooted in soul and jazz, curv recently developed a stronger love for electronic music, splendidly reflected in this fantastic record. between here and nowhere is not just another electronic album as one might expect. it features a unique style of warm, analog sounding club music which makes perfect sense as a listening experience too. it would not be curv if jazz, funk and disco didnt feature, if he would not occationally mix the electronic beats with some natural sounding drums, the keyboards with some piano. but he is now putting all these things into an electronic context of house beats, naughty electro and even deep minimal. in between all of this you still find all those stunning little details that make his music curv-music in its very own & special way.
gil scott-heron is one of the most influential and important singer/songwriters to have come out of america in the second half of the last century. much can be said about why this gil s lyrics are so original and powerful but ,it is important not to overlook his utterly singular voice which is so distinctive and rough and tender. it is a voice of experience. a new record from gil scott-heron, forty years after his first solo album, is a cause for major celebration and something that the world needs now more than ever.
expansion is 25 years old and we are releasing this commemorative cd with a party spirit. many tracks are exclusive to this cd, starting with a brand new song by philly legends shirley jones and jean carne with a song about survival and coming together through a love of soul. other brand new songs appearing on cd for the first time come from keni burke, leon ware, kloud 9, victor haynes and james day with songs especially for this project + first time on cd for the soul in one remix for tom glide. soul talk and sheree brown appear ahead of their appearance at expansion s luxury soul weekender in january 2012 and there are classic expansion revivals here too from maysa, james king and kuh ledesma.
picture kool & the gang recording on black jazz, strata-east or perception, atlantic starr came the is.. newban - deluxe edition! rare and unreleased material,heavy funk, raw soul, spiritual jazz & groovesremastered from the original tapes
inspired by western african music past and present from the horizon is debruits debut album. it is the culmination of 3 years work, collecting field recordings, delving into restricted archives, sampling lost african vhs and reinterpreting discovered african melodies and rhythms, for synths and drum machines. this is a remarkable record, filled with groundbreaking combinations of styles and sounds, constructed with passion and energy, driven by adventure and ideological principle and packed with intrigue, authenticity and tribute.
>the evolution of afrobeat< - tony allen jungle by night drops their first full studio album on kindred spirits. hidden is the first full studio album from this group of dutch lads, who retain their youthful exuberance and innocent energy, and delve deeper into their own sound. moving slightly away from the afro-beat blueprint that characterized last years self-titled debut lp, the nine-piece have added gamelan tones and studio effects to their afro-funk template, as well as exploring other parts of africa like malis desert soul and djembe rhythms from senegal. after two years of playing, and having performed over 80 gigs last year, the group have settled in their own rhythm, and hidden sees them trying out new ideas and forms.
nickel and penny are twin sides of the same eccentric coin, and that coin was chicagos no.1 dusties dj richard pegue. he was the writer,arranger and producer of some of the most beautiful chicago soul records in the 60s and 70s..
do you love elegant, sophisticated music with a feeling, as much as raw, gutsy, hard-hitting music? guessing that you do penniman records takes great pride in introducing you to the excitements, because their music fits into both categories. they are an all natural free-of-additives-and-preservatives r&b / soul band. a band with both feet solidly planted on memphis and detroit, and with a heartbeat which is pure chicago. to put it simply, the excitements are what the doctor ordered: six dynamite musicians intent on bringing out the very best from koko jean davis extraordinary voice, a voice which will either break your heart or astonish your ears, whatever koko fancies the most. the excitements career is truly awesome. their first gig took place in july 2010, and a month after that the band embarked on the first of their three recording sessions, their first spanish tour and a series of concerts all across europe. very few groups can boast of enjoying such a critical success, selling so many 45s and capturing such a loyal following in so short a time. their splendid first album, -the excitements- available on vinyl and cd - has been produced by the great mike mariconda - the only living man with a direct connection between his ears and his crotch. hearing is believing, and koko and her partners are bound to mesmerize with numbers such as nathaniel mayer s -from now on-, barbara stephens s -wait a minute- and little richard s -never let you go-, a track which will go straight to your heart. you may call them old-fashioned. a classic sound, if you wish. one thing is clear: the good stuff is here to stay. stop reading, listen to the excitements and hear for yourself.
the brand new heavies rode the early-nineties acid-jazz wave to find well-deserved transatlantic fame. approved and sequenced by the band themselves, this compilation gives the fullest picture yet of a british music institution whose unique mix of jazz, funk and soul has lit up the dance scene for well over two decades, and continues to do so.
soundway return once more to the caribbean and are proud to present ifetaya by black truth rhythm band, originally released in 1976. led by the charismatic oluko imo, ifetaya was the only release from the afro-centric trinidadian band and is re-issued here for the first time on cd. whereas most of their peers at the time were looking to the funk of the usa & james brown for inspiration,black truth rhythm band looked to africa, fusing rhythms from africa & the west indies with elements of jazz, funk, calypsoand soul. ifetayo was to be the only release from black truth rhythm band but imo continued his music and love of african rhythms, going onto record with fela kuti in 1988 and later on perform with members of felas egypt 80 band.
2011 album from the australian deep funk quartet. look out watch out builds upon the diamond hard and gritty funk and soul template they established with their self titled 2009 debut long player. not content to return with simply more of the same, look out, watch out expands the groups sound and repertoire, featuring as it does, incredible new vocalist may johnston, guest contributions from renowned randa khamis and roxie ray, a choice cover version plus original tracks augmented with some raucous and heavy brass.
maylee todd, one of canada s most exciting new music acts, is spreading an infectious energy around town. with the vocal chords of an angel, charismatic stage presence and a string of soulful pop tunes, this bright, young spark is turning heads by reinventing tropical grooves. following collaborations with the likes of woodhands and henri faberge & the adorables, toronto-based maylee now introduces us to her band pegwee power and their debut album choose your own adventure. the group, which started as a solo act, with just todd on her harp accompanied by a looping station, now consis...
2011 holiday collection. the project started in 2010 when jan illustrated the diversity of more than 50 christmas tunes in the field of jazz, funk and soul to tobias kirmayer of tramp records, germany. although some of the titles had already been compiled, there were exceptional songs that grabbed their attention. major record companies owned a handful of the initially pre-selected songs. despite the fact that these terrific songs never topped the charts the quality of this compilation easily shakes hands with famous christmas records of major artists like james brown or lou rawls. ladies and gentlemen, sing along, shake your hips and dance because: santas funk & soul christmas party is goin on.
after his slo-mo disco debut, the >terror island< 12 inch, pizzico records founding father billy bogus returns to nang with an eagerly awaited full length, named >night movie<. as the name suggests, this is one for the night crawlers. >night movie< is an exercise in twilight disco propulsion, rich with fuzz, funk, world sounds and sci-fi tendencies
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.