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).
z records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular under the influence series. following on from red greg. paul phillips. james glass. nick the record and sean p it’s now the turn of one of the scenes most respected live disco acts and renowned dj’s. faze action.
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
just as magnified record grooves reveal dust constellations and lunar landscapes. so too does godblesscomputers third album. solchi is a deep search into previous moments in lorenzo nadas lifetime. influenced by the presence and power of music. his process began with the recovery of some old cassettes. mixtapes nearly forgotten. audio recording of voices from his childhood. and lots of dusty jazz. soul. and hip-hop records. as the starting point of this travel merge with its end. past and present combine to form gbcs current sound. warm electronic production rooted by grooving bass lines form the core of a kaleidoscope of sixteen tracks. colored by synthesizers. guitar echoes. scratches. samples. fading voices and kalimba. the album is a collection of sixteen stories. sixteen soundscapes. each of them gbcs tribute to the path taken thus far. an homage to his love for music. the recording and studio work took place over a year. with the adding and subtracting of many elements.
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.
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
warren hampshire from the bees teams up with pianist greg foat
- recorded with full orchestra all anolog to tape
- mixed down on fully analog desk from tape direct to the old sun studios 1/4 valve tape machine.
- hand made paste back sleeve with 60s style gloss finish.
- mastered from tape direct to lathe at timmion cutting studios finland.
- sleeve notes by bob lind
featuring a host of luminaries from the world of soul & r&b. chart-topping songwriter and award winning producer mike city presents new album ‘the feel good agenda vol.1’. earning his big break back in the year 2000 as writer and producer of a #1 hit in the form of ‘i wish’ performed by carl thomas. mike went on to work with brandy. rihanna. angie stone and jamie foxx as well as penning sunshine anderson’s smash hit ‘heard it all before’. renowned for his deeply rooted. melodic production style and distinctive vocal arrangements. mike city consistently finds himself in-demand from a-list hip hop. r&b and pop artists. as well as finding favor in dance music circles during recent years. placing him inside their ‘top 100 soulful house artists of 2016’. traxsource declared mike “one of the soulful scene’s most in-demand producers. singers and songwriters” and “a name synonymous with quality music. no matter the genre”. a highly accomplished vocalist in his own right. ‘the feel good agenda vol.1’ sees mike take centre stage. showcasing a selection of previously unreleased songs with a little help from his friends. best described as r&binfused dance music. the album boasts cameo vocal appearances from leading lights of the urban music scene including: faith evans. lalah hathaway. dwele. teedra moses and the man whose voice kick-started mike’s stellar career. carl thomas.
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.
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.
mitte november 2016 wird bei ninja tune romares lang-erwartetes zweites album love songs: part two erscheinen. love songs: part two entwickelt und erweitert die lässige brillanz seines debütalbums projections. es war die art von gefeiertem album. die einen weniger talentierten künstlers ins straucheln gebracht hätte. vom dj mag zum album des jahres gewählt. erhielt es begeisterte kritiken auf der ganzen linie. es wurde von größen wie bonobo. four tet und annie mac unterstützt und etablierte fairhurst als produzenten. den man gesehen haben muss. es scheint. als nehme er diesen druck recht gelassen hin. love songs: part two zeigt eine erweiterung. entwicklung und vertiefung seiner techniken. obwohl sampling von vinyl noch immer eine wichtige rolle für ihn spielt. hat fairhurst weitaus mehr musik auf dieser platte selbst eingespielt: von monophonen synthesizern über den rekorder seiner großmutter und die mandoline seines vaters. bis zum e-bass sowie einer vielzahl von gitarren und keyboards. die ebenfalls zentrale rollen einnehmen.
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:
one plus one/indecisive is the 7inch release from the debut ep by melbourne band the do yo thangs a collection of sensual slow jams and bumping future soul dominated by rich. four-voice harmonies. one plus one is equal parts performance and programming. drawing from a broad palette of live instruments and electronic sounds. at the front. hugh and audrey alternate lead vocal duties. supported by harmony singers maddie otto and tiaryn griggs. backing them. the guitar sound is classic soul but the plethora of synthesizers and 808 kick drums is definitely not. nodding equally to vangelis or hiatus kaiyote. the more you listen. the more intricacy is discovered. the writing uses jazz elements and odd rhythmic devices. but it s all tucked away - theres nothing that intrudes into the foreground or interferes with the song s abilities to speak to an audience
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.
born kenny dixon jr.. moodymann is a one-of-a-kind electronic music icon. hailing from. and wholly synonymous with the motor city. dj-kicks will be dixon’s first ever official multi-artist dj mix. across 75 minutes and 30 tracks. moodymann creates a libidinous. blues-drenched mood that takes in heart-breaking soul. gorgeous hip-hop and love-fuelled house. in addition to cuts from his own creative circle. the mix features 11 exclusive moodymann edits.
das neue album der ephemerals. -chasin ghosts-. ist der nachfolger ihres erfolgreichen albumdebüts -nothing is easy-. mit dem sie u.a. auf dem glastonbury festival. bestival und mostly jazz live performt haben. obwohl die band mit ihrer 7-mann-besetzung einer klassischen soul-band gerecht wird. haben sie auf -chasing ghosts- elemente aus jazz. rock und hip hop mit nachdenklichen. aber auch energiegeladenen texten kombiniert. ephemerals sind hierbei nie verlegen auch die dunklen themen anzusprechen. lassen dabei aber nie das licht aus den augen. ganz gleich ob sie über (verlorene) liebe. depression. weltpolitik oder philosophie reden. präsentiert wird das album mit shows in london. amsterdam. brüssel. berlin und paris gefolgt von einer europatour im januar.
A LITTLE SOMETHING RADIO VOL.2 - LONDON SESSIONS (CD)
die neue ausgabe der mixreihe -a little something radio- des manchesteraner deejays diesler bringt einen schwungvollen mix aus modernem disco. elektronischem soul und wundervollen balearic-sounds. 14 superbe tunes aus dem modern soul underground. diesler ist mit seinem partner simon ham auch resident-dj der stets ausverkauften partyreihe -you dig?- im soup kitchen club in manchester.
doppel cd mit 61 tanzbaren r&b- und soul-songs aus den 50er und frühen 60er jahren. die sammlung wurde von der journalistin und r&b-kennerin lois wilson zusammengestellt und annotiert. die auch für get on the right track. right on und ain t gonna hush verantwortlich war. mit dabei sind songs von namhaften künstlern wie ray charles. etta james. jackie wilson. james brown und ike and tina turner. aber auch vielen unbekannten künstern. die es zu entdecken gilt
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!
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
remastered cd veroeffentlichung der beiden mitte 1980er alben der soulformation kleeer aus baltimore auf atlantic records. coproduziert von eumir deodato. mit den hits intimate connection. take your heart away und never cry again.
alexia coley ist eine lady. die ihr ganzes leben auf das ausgerichtet hat. was sie jetzt im herbst 2014 präsentiert: drei single-veröffentlichungen einer limitierten 7- vinyl- edition brachte ihrer musik die aufmerksamkeit von medien wie bbc6 music. radio 2 und bbc london. nun ist ihr debütalbum aufgenommen. abgemischt und bereit zur veröffentlichung. ihre musik hat einen klassischen soul- und jazz-vibe. gleichzeitig retro und modern. aber mit den kanten und ecken einer lady. die im zeichen des modernen london in ladbroke grove aufwuchs. ihre songs sind zeitlos. aber immer verbunden mit leuten die erwachsen geworden sind und ihr leben im hier und jetzt leben. alexia findet man sowohl mit rapper und dj. als auch in einem line-up von jazz-spielern im ronnie scotts.
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
seit ihrem gleichnamigen debüt aus dem jahr 2007. hat das trio um die charismatische saengerin yukimi nagano. mit seiner erfrischenden mixtur aus electro-pop und neo-soul. kritiker und fans gleichermaßen verzueckt. little dragon songs vereinen klassische popstrukturen mit ohrwurmmelodien und coolem late night-charme. chillige passagen wechseln sich mit groovigen uptempo-dance beats ab. so kam es in den letzten jahren zu kooperationen mit ebenso coolen kollegen wie gorillaz und sbtrkt. vorliegendes best-of-album vereint die 14 besten songs aus den drei peacefrog-alben: little dragon (2007). machine dreams (2009) und ritual union (2011)
perfekt getimed. kehrt omar nun mit einem brandneuen album zurueck. von dem nicht wenige sagen. es sei ohne zweifel das stärkste seiner gesamten karriere. der wirbel. den bereits die veroeffentlichung des titeltracks the man als erste single ausloeste. bestaetigt. dass omar sich unbestreitbar auf der hoehe seine kunst befindet szene-groeßen wie gilles peterson (bbc 6). trevor nelson (radio 2) und jamie cullum haben sich zu recht fuer die nummer begeistert und sie als neuerlichen beweis seiner legendaeren faehigkeit gefeiert. umwerfend eingaengige melodien zu schreiben. der er auf diesem brandneuen. jetzt schon als klassiker zu bezeichnenden song. auch noch eine produktion verpasste. die funkier ist. als alles was man bisher von ihm kannte
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<
seasons is produced by carlos nino and features many great are sts from the l.a. region such as dwight trible. the life force trio. miguel atwood-ferguson and mark de clive-lowe. artwork made by machine.
>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.
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
80s classics and rarities!mixing traditional senegalese mbalax with cuban rumba. hip hop. jazz. soul and beyond. youssou n dour is one of the most celebrated african musicians in history. featuring the prime of his early 80s senegalese recordings and the material he recorded for virgin in the late 80s >from senegal to the world< covers the decade when youssou became a world music icon.
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.
this collection documents the two-decades-plus recording career of r&b icon luther vandross. even before he started putting out records under his own name. he was a first-call session singer (hes the one who created and sang the chorus hook on david bowies -young americans.- for just one example). throughout the 80s and the 90s. he was (both commercially and aesthetically) one of the most consistently successful r&b singer/songwriter/producers. this healthy two-disc selection of highlights from the impressive vandross catalogue moves deftly from heartfelt ballads (-a house is not a home-) to percolating. poppy numbers (-never too much-). spotlighting the mans mellifluous voice and tasteful phrasing at each turn. this is quite clearly the definitive career summary for this deeply influential r&b titan.
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.
katalyst is sydney-based producer ashley anderson. one of australias most prolific producers. over the past two decades katalyst has risen to the top of the australian hip hop and electronica scenes. receiving multiple aria and j award nominations along the way. his reputation as one of australias best producers has seen him collaborate with the likes of geoff barrow of portishead. aloe blacc. dead prez. guilty simpson. phat kat. j-live. finale. frank n dank. diverse. ugly duckling and steve spacek (who together form space invadas). the latest product of his audiophiliac obsession. deep impressions? deconstructs and distils soul. hip hop. funk. jazz. reggae and electro influences into what is perhaps most accurately described as -the katalyst sound-. it is a reflection of the large variety tunes that influence katalysts own musical direction. the album also includes collaborations with the likes of los angeles hip-hop artist bootie brown (of the pharcyde). sydneys own kweeng (killaqueenz). underground legend mr clean. upcoming north carolina mc coin locker kid. stephanie mckay (usa). steve spacek (uk). hau (koolism). and jane doe (formally jade macrae).
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.
digitally remastered edition of this 1975 album. gil scott heron is justifiably recognized as one of the most unique black music artists of all time. his music transgresses all musical barriers in the same way that stevie wonder. bob marley and marvin gaye did. first minute of a new day was the first album that gil and collaborator brian jackson recorded with the fantastic midnight band. and is a revelation throughout. the album reflects all the aspects of gil and brians music. a mixture of soul. jazz and other influences sometimes powerful. mellow at others. but always compelling. but it is the lyrics and messages of the songs that really made gil scott heron stand out from his contemporaries. always telling a story and informing us of situations that needed attention.
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.
die compilation soll der auftakt einer eigenen mix-reihe des berliner labels suol sein. auf dem u.a. auch till von sein. trickski und natürlich die macher chopstick & johnjon zu hause sind. den startschuss macht mit fritz kalkbrenner der bekannteste vertreter des label-rosters.
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.
dj andy smith – one of the worlds premier funk djs and the man who supplied portishead with their samples – joins forces with keith lawrence - renowned reggae collector and reggae dj from www.colourfulradio.com - to present the heaviest selection of funky reggae in the uk smiths comps have sold over 35.000 units inc. the acclaimed -document- series which included albums for greensleeves & trojanp>killer cover versions of stevie wonders you havent done nothing (sly dunbar). marlena shaws woman of the ghetto (hortense ellis) & william de vaughns be thankful for what you got (donovan carless) super rare cuts from bumps jackson. barry waite & sly dunbar tracks from impact. randys. demon. dynamic. hot shot. tent & various pama records offshoots various tracks from the pama catalogue which back-in-the-day was a contemporary of trojan inc tony scotts what am i to do now. pussy by kid longo. lloyd terrells i did it. ricos tribute to don drummond. d tony lees peyton place. lester sterling & stranger coles bangarang & children get ready by the versatiles.
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
>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.
for over a decade. ray lugo has crisscrossed the globe bringing his punky afro grooves to countless audiences as leader and singer of new york powerhouse kokolo. a mainstay on the global music scene through their extensive discography and consistent touring.
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..
uk collection from the 60s soul legends. smokey robinson and the miracles are one of the greatest vocal groups of all time. they made some of the most important popular music of the 60s and early 70s. that sounds as fresh today as when they were first recorded. this 20-track collection contains some of the groups most loved moments such as the tracks of my tears. the tears of a clown and i second that emotion. this collection takes the listener on a journey through the vocal groups back catalog of albums. taking in many of their best loved tracks.
2011 three cd collection that contains the very best northern soul masters from the vaults of atlantic. atco. loma. reprise and warner bros records from 1965-74. this ultimate best of spans the legendary after hours series. picking the best. most funky. soulful and rare tracks to give the listener a truly authentic northern soul experience.
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.
el rego is a true legend of african soul music. here for the first time on album are 12 of his greatest recordings from the late 60s and early 70s hand-picked by daptone records. afro-soul collector/ dj frank gossner had spent years combing west africa tracking down 45s by theophile do rego (aka el rego) before finally meeting him face to face in his home in benin. from that relationship came this album. which we present to you here in a 20 page hardcover bookcase cd featuring el regos own story of his life and music along with pictures from his personal collection and artwork from his original 45s. the music has been remastered with great care. and the vinyl contains an exclusive bonus 45 (while supplies last) of se na min. one of his most sought after afro-funk tracks. backed with e ma non tin me. a beautiful and somewhat more traditional song about two blind men who agree to go together and leap to their deaths into a river.
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.