brazilian master teddy mike presents his new album -on point-. 8 tracks 100% pure old school 80 s funk. fast-pace bass lines. sensuous melodies and sexy drum machines will delight all the funk freak heads around.
known for housing a famous beastie boys sample. the reissue of the 1975 funk and fusion classic funk factory brings peerless polish and american players together for a groovy. eccentric journey. it was an album cut from this lp that captured a particular corner of the music-geek imagination for more than 40 years: “rien ne va plus.” from the self-titled 1975 album. had its reckoning with the canon when the dust brothers sampled major chunks of it for beastie boys’ “car thief.” “rien ne va plus” is a banger. all post-head hunters springy synth-bass. as for the rest of the album. funk factory can stray pretty far into the cheerier excesses of prog-jazz. it emphasizes the alluring strangeness of its more experimental moments. like the hallucinogenic haunted-house tour of “lilliput” or the banshee james brown vocal riffs on “horsing around.” “rien ne va plus” remains the top highlight. this album is proof that a core of musicians schooled in jazz but culturally steeped in the folk and classical traditions of eastern europe could. at least once. put out something that fit well with the crossover sound of the times while being unafraid to dive into freeform weirdness.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
for this album. ebo joined forces with 12-piece band ‘the pelikans’ — from the cape coast region of ghana — led by bessa simmona. with rhythm guitarist fifi orleans lindsay. a genuine ‘holy-grail’ of ghanaian music and one of ebo’s most saught-after.
the album was released on the small abookyi label. named after a nightclub they played in called pelikans. and sung in english and fante. this was the first album where ebo sang on tracks. such as the classic ‘come along’. on which he also plays keyboard. this song clearly defined a new direction in highlife and has become a ghanaian funk anthem. ‘come along’ formed the basis of sadat x’s ‘remember that’ hip hop jam from 2011.
this official mr bongo re-issue is packaged in our new & improved heavyweight ‘tip-on’ sleeves. printed in japan. pressed on high quality vinyl. audio restored to the best of our ability. with label designs and artwork as per the original release.
capturing the hedonism of the glitterbox extravaganza. glitterbox discos revenge is selected and curated by founder and label boss simon dunmore. the album gets to the very essence of dance music in its truest sense music which moves your body and your soul. the standout tracks are a mixture of brand new funk-laden cuts. all-time house classics and rare disco treasures. heard for the first time on the discos revenge compilation. the shapeshifters lend their unmistakeable soulful house sound into the blend with when love breaks down featuring the voice of teni tinks. distilling a universal spirit are iconic grooves like richie havens ‘going back to my roots’. whitney houston ‘it’s not right but it’s okay’ (kcc’s release the love groove mix) and patti labelle ‘music is my way of life’ (john luongo remix). all firm favourites with the glitterbox crowds. giving a subtle nod to the golden era of dance music. glitterbox – disco’s revenge fuses contemporary dancefloor heat with unforgettably timeless grooves. each track being chosen for its ability to create magic on the dancefloor.
originally released in march 2006 and virtually impossible to procure on vinyl ever since. bbe are excited to announce a special ten year anniversary edition of the classic visioneers album dirty old hip hop on translucent. orange coloured double vinyl.
LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 1977 (LTD BLUE 180G LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl lp UK12.12.17
by september 1977. parliament-funkadelic were renowned not only for their outrageous blend of funk and rock n roll. but also their lavish stage show. originally broadcast on wplj-fm. the superb performance presented here draws on a blend of up-to-date material and older classics. capturing them at their irresistible. eccentric best. featuring george clinton. bootsy collins and their many cohorts on peak form. it’s presented here with background notes and images. limited pressing on blue coloured 180 gram vinyl.
A GRAM OF BOOGIE (THE STORY OF LEE MOORE / SCORE RECORDS & LM RECORDS) (5X 12 INCH)
5x12" Vinyl UK11.12.17
arkansas native. lee moore moved to memphis in 1975 with only one goal in mind: to make it big in the music industry and to release music that would be played in new york. l.a and everywhere in between. as a singer and songwriter lee moore spent the 1980s collaborating in memphis with the best of the best session musicians and vocalists from labels like volt and stax records to record and release futuristic boogie. soul. and funk. in his quest for a unique sound. he constantly reinvented himself. creating projects with new aliases and concepts. scraping together studio time. and hustling. even today. moores music sounds ahead of its time.
the apparition of spanish female duo las grecas with their gipsy-rock sound in the 70s created quite a boom in the spanish market at the time and paved the way for other similar gipsy-rock duos. morena y clara were one of them. launched by bizarre flamenco producer lauren postigo. they released a string of 45s and three lps (highly sought after now) for the discophon label. they mixed rumba. flamenco. psychedelic rock. funk and disco music featuring an amazing production (heavy drums. fuzz-wah-phaser electric guitars. moog. hammond) over the wild flamenco female vocals of the duo. featuring their psychotronic hits like no llores mas. deje de quererte. buscando alegria and more.
heres an anthology dedicated to the 70s period of dolores vargas. known as the earthquake due to her wild and frenzied dancing style. in these songs. released 1970-1975. youll hear killer sound and production mixing funk. rock and pop with the powerful vocal style of the earthquake. including real gipsy-funk bombs like a la pelota anana hip or la hawaiana along with her bizarre cover version of chirpy chirpy cheep cheep and much more.
originally released in 1976 ‘see the light’ was eddie russ’ 2nd album and has been issued here with superb sound quality. ‘zaius’ is a magical track that has retained its popularity and one of the genre’s best ever track – a jazz dancer’s delight! the uptempo cover of ewf ‘see the light’ really kicks and ‘poko nose’ is another funk groove oriented track. whilst ‘stop it now’ is a disco dancer. classic. essential jazz funk.
originally release in 1978 this fresh new press sounds amazing and will be a welcome addition to the collection of those into seminal jazz funk albums. ‘take a look at yourself’ is a powerhouse jazz funk dancer featuring jackie holiday. who also does a great job of ‘don’t ask my neighbours’. ‘i heard that’ is a rare groove monster cover of quincy’s track. and ‘tea leaves’ and ‘i want to be somebody’ are also big dancers.
one of the funkiest albums ever from gilberto gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that’s not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from jorge ben! the record borrows heavily from american funk and soul of the time. and takes gil’s tight songwriting and infuses it with an even catchier edge than ever before – really creating a fantastic groove that seems to illuminate gilberto’s lyrics even more than before – with a sense of personality and joy that really comes through. even beyond the barriers of language! the whole thing s wonderful – tight. but never overproduced – and very individual. despite an influence from american soul music. titles include -rafavela-. -aqui e agora-. -ile aye-. -baba alapala-. -era nova-. -samba do aviao-. and -balafon-.
fifth release on jackie brown comes from mb22. owner of one of the most interesting mexican labels departures. two modern instrumental funk jams on the b side. and two stunning house efforts on the a side. jb sound as always promoting soul. jazz. boogie and funk!
it s always an event when jacob korn fires up his custom-made studio set up to create another exciting house record. in fact. ep3 is a tasteful four-tracker that more than lives up on its two predecessors. -the happening- builds on funky drum patterns before rising into a break that feels like taking a bucket full of water to the chest. another burning dance floor affair is -holiday- with its percussion-driven beats and heavy staccato style synths. in all its caribbean glory. -goodbye- is driven by an irresistible sample and string combination while -thru the eyes- is riding on a cheerful drum foundation and killer sample. dancefloor heaven. as she did for ep1 and ep2 the new record is again illustrated by anna jaszpataki from dresden.
search the name ‘burnis moleme and the returns are sparse. you’ll discover that his track ‘where is the answer’ appeared on soundway’s excellent nigerian disco compilation. doin’ it in lagos. and there are a few entries about this pmg re-issue of light my fire. but other than that. he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. he’s not even a minister of religion. the career path most nigerian stars from the 80s chose to follow. thankfully. we still have light my fire. produced by former funkee jake sollo and backed by a hot team of session musos including friday pozo. nkono teles and joseph ‘jojo’ kuo. burnis delivered a slab of slick afro disco boogie for the ages.
“malik” was recorded in 1982 and remained unreleased until cordial partnered with afrodisia to release the song. “a fool no longer” was original featured on “rock aus der alten schule” and is available on 7” vinyl or the first time.
the r.d.m. band. with singer milton campbell. were from maple shade. new jersey and recorded two virtue singles in 1969. they released their final 45 on the obscure zoom records label in the early 70s. “give up” and “how can i get in touch with you” can also be found on the tramp records album “virtue recording studios”.
i have no words to say about this album but. wow... simply. wow. what is this? who is this dude? he (atle) got the funk. atle got the soul. atle got the smooth sound of westcoast. when he was in his teens. he spent all his money on music. women and party. here is the result of 10 handpicked demos from his vast archives. this stuff has been sitting on the shelves since late 70 s and has been carefully restored. mastered and produced exclusively for this album.
originally released in 2006 but including purely remixed fatboy slim releases. this new 2017 edition of the greatest hits is now 100% fatboy originals. spanning a stomping ten year period of global dance floor domination from 1996 to 2006 this eight album-track collection of fatboy slim’s biggest and most successful productions includes no less than six top 10 uk singles. this is the definitive release documenting the original superstar dj.
from the opening bars of this debut album you instantly just know it’s going to deliver the tunes. and it doesn’t let up until the last note. the allergies’ modus operandi is taking vintage sounds and reshaping them for modern dance floors. and they go about it with style.
effortlessly fusing funk. soul. disco. hip-hop and breaks. dj moneyshot and rackabeat provide the perfect brand of feel-good. energetic ear candy that will leave a smile on your face and give you happy feet. but that’s not all.... they have teamed up with some top mc’s in hypeman sage and blurum13. as well andy cooper of long beach’s world-renowned rap group. ugly duckling.
sa-ha-ra are a london based writing and production team led by peter hinds keyboards player of uk funk outts light of the world. incognito and beggar & co. with partners steve sinclair and kevin ellis they wrote and produced the enduring club classic “love so fine”. this 9 track vinyl album for 2017 includes tracks which expand on the sa-ha-ra sound and includes dance. soul and funk.
dynamite cuts gives you a fully licensed release from chiaroscuro records for the first time these two tracks have been released onto 7” 45 vinyl. “funny girl” has been edited for a fresh new 45 cut. limited edition vinyl - 450 copies only!
myke forte announces lessons. his progressive future-funk inspired instrumental ep. proud winner of numerous beat battles. featured on adobe website and a collaboration with samsung x hypebeast myke has partnered up with world renowned illustrator daniel isles (dirty robot) to bring out this widely anticipated ep which showcases his silky production skills displayed on the recent remix with prolific dj/producer chris read and chicago mc pugs atomz released on uk record label bbe earlier this year. from tracks like -the lightbulb- to -fallen star- myke creates glistening. synth-driven electric-soul with each melody on this 7 track debut ep.
lessons started out as a reminder that no matter what life throws at you. good or bad there is a lesson to be learnt. myke has captured that from the titles of the tracks to the dynamic soundscapes featured on this contemporary and imaginative piece of work.
previously released on the japanese based imprint b-side mello. louisden has joined forces with mello to bring you the exclusive vinyl pressing of this project which now includes 2 extra bonus tracks.
limitierte pressung auf rotem vinyl.
schon 2005 gründete sich das schweizer quartett aus mitgliedern der lausanner jazz-szene. doch von anfang an lag der fokus von olivier bill (querflöte). pierre-henry beyriere (bass). marc siegenthaler (keyboards) und sylvain rütti (schlagzeug. percussion) auf den tanzflächen der clubs. ihre groovebetonte. überwiegend instrumentale musik hat neben eleganten einflüssen aus jazz. soul. funk. afrobeat und psychedelia stets auch einen knackigen einschlag von 60’s beat. garage und lofi.
auf »released!« versammeln die musiker zehn brandneue wie auch bereits auf raren 7”-singles veröffentlichte songs und remixes. echte acid jazz-freaks kennen die kracher ›wonder zebra‹ oder ›v. l.a. m. (lack of afro remix)‹ vielleicht schon. ›hurricane train‹ kommt hier im soulbrigada-remix. und mit ›jump the gun‹ und dem rap-feature von afu-ra gibt es sogar einen vocal-track.
gemein ist allen tracks ihr feinsinniges gespür für coole grooves und melodien. die prägnanten flötenmelodien und die erstaunlich kraftvolle rhythmussektion. das alles in einer produktion. die transparenz und räumlichkeit perfekt mit analog knisterndem retro-charme verbindet. genre-feinschmecker. dj’s und testimonials können sich jedenfalls jetzt schon auf die schweizer groove-experten einigen.
sharon jones & the dap-kings’ final studio album. soul of a woman is a lush. orchestral masterpiece. a true testament to the life and career of daptone’s fearless leader and one of the world’s greatest performers.
though we’ll never again see her electric form shimmy across the stage. sharon jones continues to give us her soul and her music. she died nearly a year ago. but only now can we hear her final creation. soul of a woman captures a singer and a band at the peak of their power. cutting one last time to eight-track tape at daptone’s house of soul studio in bushwick. brooklyn. the band endeavored to create a record that stretches the limits of their soulful sound in all directions. giving us both their rawest and most sophisticated recordings to date. a final statement by one of the most influential rhythm and blues voices of the 21st century.
south korean funkmeister mogwaa delivers a 6 tracker in his debut. this is the epitome of the instrumental modern funk sound. heavy analog synths & drum machines for days composed & played by a classically trained musician. it’s a well rounded ep across the loner funk. outsider boogie spectrum.
the second instalment of the mr bongo record club compilation series a selection of favourites. recent discoveries and sought after obscurities. files under funk/soul - but a wide variety of styles ios present here
tramps feeling nice series has positioned itself as a universally accepted essential cultural and historical document of some of the greatest unknown local vernacular american black music of the sixties and seventies. the feeling nice series has been dedicated to filling in the blanks between the more well known cuts of so-called deep funk canon and drawing out the relationships and stories behind and between the tunes and the artists. and ultimately creating a dialogue that serves to enlighten and enliven a true anti-racist discussion of american popular music specifically and of global human music in general. with feeling nice vol. 4. tramp continues this important conversation. and having spent over 700 days unearthing a rousing selection across the board. offers it to you. now. as a double lp with full-color label scans. never before seen promo shots. and detailed biographical information - in some cases in the words of the artists themselves! also includes a single-sided bonus 7 inch plus download code for the full release. all housed in a gatefold sleeve.
the haggis horns are a funk-fuelled powerhouse that rock audiences the world over. they rip up the dancefloor with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians combining heavy breakbeat funk. soul. hip-hop and afrobeat. the group has thousands of gigs under their belt and have played with household names such as mark ronson. jamiroquai. martha reeves & the vandellas. amy winehouse. john legend & the roots and the brand new heavies.
after the success of hot damn!. keep on moving and what comes to mind their next album shows the boys blasting out their unique brand of dance floor funk with regular collaborators lucinda slim and john mccallum on tracks ranging from up beat breaks to down tempo slinkyness. also on the album is rapper doc brown who helps create a distinctive hip-hop feel that runs through their latest studio offering.
die neuauflage erscheint als dreifach-lp mit beiliegenden bonus-cds in einer limitierten auflage von 500 exemplaren.
strut present a definitive vinyl edition of the groundbreaking compilation nigeria 70. originally released in 2001. the collection set the benchmark for a new generation of archive labels and releases mining the vaults for rare afro funk and afro jazz fusions and helped to paint the wider picture of the 1970s lagos scene beyond fela kutis catalogue for a legion of soul. funk and dance music enthusiasts.
after a first year of activity with 3 beautiful single reissues. sol discos presents its first album. with the compilation message in our music. selected by waxist. focusing on modern-soul genre. the selection ranges from 1976 to 1983 and gathers a nice selection of independent and private press records. all officially licensed.
the visionary talents of multi-instrumentalist zach witness have sprouted full life in this world. lending his sonic touch to the bulk of erykah badus latest album. but you caint use my phone (motown records). this project was brought to life with erykah badu at the badudio and world witness studios in zach witness hometown. dallas. texas. this project put him on a unique trajectory. harnessing his intricately designed fusion productions into the periphery of an entirely new audience around the world. his forthcoming debut ep. electric revival: rise of an outkast nation. is the first project to find the light of day after this expansion phase. initially created as a birthday gift to zach witness friend and collaborator. andre 3000. the catalyst behind the creation of electric revival has a very specific initiation point. during the recordings for but you caint use my phone. erykah badu called on andré 3000 for collaborative assistance. this would result in the albums last track. hello. created at the home studio zach witness has lived in his whole life. this moment in time compelled zach witness to create an offering for andré 3000. and this was in the form of an entire body of music. electric revival takes on the stories of the lives entangled around societys most crippling and hopeless of situations. the social and political intentions of the ep paints a very defined purpose in this context. experience the transformative sounds of zach witness and his debut manifesto.
MUKATSUKU PRESENTS BIOSIS NOW / AFRO TRAIN BAHAMAS TROPICAL FUNK VS IVORY COAST AFRO FUNK (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK08.11.17
after mukatsuku records summer hammond organ screamer from billy hawks (mukat 052) the label goes deep on an international funk tip. few years ago label manager nik played in france and the promoter pulled out a biosis now 45 that he never knew existed up till then and was generally thought to be a long album track only. an extensive search revealed nothing online including popsike/discogs/ebay except a tropical seller who d just bought a huge caribbean collection with the record included saying he d never seen it before either and he was keeping itâ€.¦failing to secure a copy themselves the label licensed it instead and created their own 45 edit which retains all the funk & soul of the elongated album version into a 7 inch friendly format. on the flipside and 1973 tumba safari from afro train get s a funky afrobeat re touch for peak time club play that would save you several hundred pounds on an original if you could actually find a copy !
recording and touring together on and off for several years now. sonic journeyman dj vadim and californian songwriter katrina blackstone unveil their long awaited full-length album ‘double sided’. released on bbe music. after providing a pair of stellar guest appearances on vadim’s 2014 dubcatcher album. katrina blackstone joined vad on tour and the duo have been steadily laying down tracks ever since. eschewing samples in favour of drum machines. guitars and a dizzying array of synths. vadim’s compositions on ‘double sided’ range from dubby downtempo grooves to upbeat afroboogie business. katrina’s crystal clear vocals. catchy melodies and highly relatable lyrics provide the perfect foil for vadim’s raw productions.
this double lp set is ensconced in a thick tip-on gatefold jacket splashed with a colorful spread of vivid archival imagery accumulated over a decade of research into the columbus. ohio culture. the liner notes serve as an in-depth history of columbus soul music. linking the capsoul label with the prix label and norman whiteside s wee project (recently sampled by kanye west).
funkadelic have created an enduring legacy. and the power of their impact is visceral in detroit. their records not only played with genre. but possessed a diabolical sense of humour that led to music domination by the late 70s with parliament. funkadelic. parlet. bootsy’s rubber band and the brides of funkenstein all releasing albums the same year for two years in a row. the music itself is beyond stereotype. but equally huge is that they were a black band not allowing themselves to be limited by anyone else’s notions of who they could be. having a massive impact on the next generation of detroit music. detroit techno. but more than just techno. it is a freedom of thinking that extends beyond boxes. so we included all sorts of today s generation of detroit musicians and producers to show the wide range of music that was funkadelic and how these ideas are still contemporary. they endure and inspire.
the funk runs deep and rich on world wide funk. bootsy collins’ first studio album since 2011’s tha funk capital of the world. populated with musical friends old and new. and recorded in his cincinnati home’s bootzilla re-hab studio. world wide funk marks both a reckoning and significant reboot. if you will. for the rhinestone rock star monster of a doll baby baba! blue-chip rappers like doug e. fresh. big daddy kane. dj quik. dru down. and chuck d. along with guitar shredder buckethead. join a bootsy-curated posse of fresh new artists on a record that embraces everything from the classic p-funk sound bootsy pioneered to the closest collins has ever come to radio-active. boots on the ground. friendly fire in a musical-p-rated-adventure.
the limited splattered double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve in comes with download code and booklet.
reissued from the spanish version of this awesome cuban records with a unique picture cover. probably one of the best 70’s areito releases. for sure ahead of his times. the entire record minus two tracks of 10 total are all upbeat with afro-latin breaks. dope choral vocal arrangements and chunky bass and conga lines. but don’t sleep. the lower bpm songs are great mellow gems. gilles peterson says: “if a cuban record had come out on sleeping bag records in 1982. i think it would ve sounded a bit like this. it’s an eccentric middle ground between latin-styled pop and disco.”
love adventure is the debut modern funk ep from austin. tx native and abc founder danny spence. the album is a vision of beach boogie through an exotic lens. a warm combination of modern funk. hip-hop. and jungle sounds. appealing to fans of modern funk and electronic beats alike. this album will help close the season out right and set the vibe for many summers to come. 500 copies pressed!
rhythm section are back with a sizzling eight-tracker from melbourne s hottest ensemble 30/70. melbourne has a lot to answer for. for anyone admiring the citys music scene from afar it would seem fair to wonder if there might be something in the water. 30/70 are the latest collective to emerge from this buzzing scene. elevate is a sublime statement. at once a cry for help and a call to arms. it balances delicate poetry and potent aggression with ease - all of this done with a beguiling pop sensibility. this collection of songs. their second studio effort after their debut lp. ‘cold radish coma . is set to elevate them to the international stage. under the management of wondercore island (hiatus kaiyote. oscar key sung. daniel merriweather) and with the release set to drop on bradley zeros rhythm section intl. (al dobson jr. silent jay x jace xl. henry wu). 30/70 are ready to take their message from northcote to the world.
the ep saltamonte features 3 songs in new musical territory. possibly making associations with south american shamanism and connections to dance rituals through both strange and familiar sounds. acoustic and electronic. the duo keope is formed by the experienced. yet talented toni bruna and marcus rossknecht.
our hero. jo tongo (born joseph ekambi tongo mpondo) was born and raised in douala cameroon. in 1964 he headed off to paris to begin pharmaceutical studies. somewhere along the way the music in his soul eventually won out and he embarked on a life of music. in the latest of our series of funk experimentals lps we dig for the funk. not necessarily the artists greatest hits but most definitely the funkiest ear benders. we proudly compile together tracks from 1968 to 3 new brand new exclusive tracks from present day 2017. and yes. they all have the funk. in spades.
berlin legend charlie smooth is back at it. spreading good vibes with a new ep packed with delicious cuts. after seven years of organizing and playing his infamous get deep parties at about blanc where he was a pioneer of bringing the disco and baleric sound to berlin’s house scene. charlie has started a new chapter as one of the founders of smooth operators. while he still rocks the decks on a regular basis at his new party disco train and plays around europe spreading his disco and baleric sound. charlie’s focus with smooth operators is all about translating the years of knowledge gained digging and playing with some of the greatest djs of our time into putting out records with only the best quality tracks.
on this debut release. all four tracks are examples of true digger’s delights and super rare. esoteric sounds that djs can use to really set off the vibe on any dancefloor. with smooth operators vol 1. the label is making a strong statement that they are ready to put out real top quality tracks that can be enjoyed by diggers. djs. disco. funk. and soul lovers alike.
oddball japanese electro-fueled vocoder funk with occasional raps from the 80s. including unreleased material. japanese electro original. minoru hoodoo fushimi. self-released four albums. two vinyl lps and two cds between 1985 and 1992. melbourne s left ear records have selected twelve tracks. for a double vinyl retrospective. 10 tracks from minoru s four albums and a further two unreleased tracks from the archives.
betinos records proudly presents its third release: an ep by the very sharp collective the big hustle. the band founded in 2014 by bass player and composer sébastien levanneur. brings together 70’s old school funk with the hippest actual sound with influences spanning from steely dan to snarky puppy. from mandrill to lettuce and from herbie hancock (manchild era) to soulive.
panoram. the elusive mediterranean producer famous for his “everyone is a door” on firecracker and “a doom with a view” on origin peoples. now returns with a long awaited ep for his own wandering eye imprint.
the palette here on “the question” is an illustrative sound collage that leaves its listener adrift through unexplored musical territories. nocturnal atmospheres dimly lit by minimal. detuned melodies are complimented by sensual. synthetic whispers from a parallel dimension. this collection of songs serves as a manifesto to panoram’s mysteriously hypnotic. oftentimes doom-ridden allure.
raw outsider boogie. interstellar loaner funk. intimate synth sound productions on this debut from russia’s venus express ii. the lp features 8 hot tracks of spacey. jazzy. funky tunes in the similar format of star creature’s sky tony & liquid pegasus releases. this is true space funk!
‘curao’ is the first full collaborative album from world-renowned british producer quantic and colombian folklore singer nidia góngora – who has regularly fronted quantic’s high profile live ensembles in recent years as well as contributing to some of his most popular tracks.
with infectiously danceable rhythms. captivating songwriting and up-to-the minute production. ‘curao’ brings a new and highly original interpretation of the unique. rich and mystical musical traditions of the colombian pacific coast. combining quantic’s trademark electronic production with the distinctive traditional rhythms of pacific music the album presents itself as a captivating body of work.
1977’s fire woman is perhaps the finest (and rarest) of foundars 15’s albums. offering a spicy buffet of groovy pop. reggae. native rock and dense. off-kilter funk. long sought after by aficionados. fire woman has been an lp that is more often heard about than actually heard.
that is about to change.
comb & razor sound is proud to present a new. fully-authorized reissue of fire woman. featuring eight crucial cuts representing the gold standard of the golden age of nigerian pop music. here’s your chance to catch the fire!
favorite recordings presents this new official album reissue of sunshine by junior byron: a real modern-soul/disco masterpiece. originally released in 1981 by canadian label formula records. and very hard to find today.
based in canada. junior byron had quite a short career as a singer and recorded only a few singles and this stunning album between 1981 and 1985. produced by andré perry and joe la greca. two famous names in the canadian music scene. sunshine is not just a one track album. but a complete whole piece of music. including some brilliants highlights such as “inch by inch”. “galaxy” or “sunshine”. which are today must-haves in many dj’s lists.
as another longtime favorite collectable piece for charles maurice. it’s a real honor and proud for favorite recordings. to finally officially reissue it for the first time on vinyl. in order to insure the best sound quality. the original tracklist has been dispatched on a double vinyl version. which should please all djs and music collectors.
the sound of 2020 is new jazz and old funk with an electronic city pace. brought to you by duo the colours that rise. made up of multi-instrumentalists and producers simeon jones and nathanael williams. their 2020 ep is a confident guide through future sounds and past histories from a time yet to come. created using analogue synths and acoustic instruments. the 4 track ep works as the score to a yet to be created animation. nathanael s background is creating soundtracks for films. while simeon plays with uk jazz prophets yussef kamaal and featured on henry wu’s ‘negotiate’ 12”. providing groove for the dancer and hidden meanings for the listener. 2020 is plugged in to the pulse of uk dancefloors and the resurgence of funk audiences. with their fusion sound. the colours that rise are another welcome addition to the new ‘uk jazz invasion’ alongside their friends and colleagues yussef kamaal and the comet is coming. 2020 is an experimental electronic voyage that emerges from the ambient and arrives on the dance floor. attention! cover are slightly damaged.
first pressing of 1000 individually numbered copies on 180 gram pink vinyl.
demon fuzz’s extraordinary album afreaka! demonstrates their excellence in playing psychedelic soul. dub-heavy funk. progressive rock. afro-jazz and black acid rock.
taken from his you might be surprised album from 1985 and produced by james mtume with additional help from tawatha & philip fields (of aurra & mtume) as well as david frank (of the system). this 12 inch has long been sought after by roy ayers fans with the release changing hands for over £100 regularly on discogs. this mid tempo joint with forward thinking lyrics. a great 808 beat and beautiful chords is sophisticated. yet hood. reissued for the first time. don t miss this opportunity to own this slice of mid 80s roy ayers.
after 20+ years with psych legends yura yura teikoku. shintaro sakamotos third solo album is a bonafide masterpiece of warped steel guitar. ambient disco and aor soul. orginally released in japan. 2016. like a language of sakamotos own…made with a ship-in-the-bottle-like focus. pitchfork love if possible is the pay-attention-moment. not enough know. more should know. under the radar perfectionist pop for the extraterrestrial bachelor pad. spin
nachpressung von 1979 mit extrem rarer. südafrikanischer disco-funk-fusion.
obwohl die movers während der siebziger in den townships südafrikas eine große nummer im disco-sektor waren und am laufenden band höchst erfolgreich zahlreiche schallplatten veröffentlichten. ist die formation heute nur noch spezialisten wie den experten bei soundway ein begriff. den londoner archivgräbern um labelchef miles cleret haben wir nun die nachpressung der erstmals 1979 herausgebrachten lp -kansas city- zu verdanken. die bietet exakt den sound. für den die movers seinerzeit berühmt waren. nämlich eine zündende fusion aus funk. disco. jive und marabi. einem etwa 1920 in südafrika entwickelten genre. das afrikanische musikstile und afroamerikanisch geprägten jazz verband. das line-up der movers wechselte häufig. an den aufnahmen der sechs stücke auf -kansas city- waren jabu sibumbe. l rhiko. lloyd lelosa und sankie chounyane beteiligt. die produktion verantwortete david thekwane.
here at quantize we simply love confounding expectations cos. guess what? we love all kinds of music and don t like to be stereotyped. but this one even surprised the hell out of us so much so that we figured it deserved a 7inch vinyl release in tribute to the original format. think (about it) was originally recorded 45 years ago in the summer of 1972 by the fiery lyn collins. produced by the godfather of soul. james brown. it barely scraped into the rnb top 10 at the time and normally would have faded into time as just another great james brown produced record but in 1987. it started to get sampled by a new generation of hip-hop artists like roxanne shante and robe base and dj e-z rock. suddenly the world woke up to the possibilities of sampling and since that point. think (about it) has been sampled 1908 times and is the no.3 most-sampled record of all time. so we decided to cut a new version of it with real musicians and one of the few vocalists that would be capable of matching lyn collins firepower - dance music s diva supreme. the incredible barbara tucker. we wanted barbara to really cut loose on this and she didn t disappoint. and yes. those are real keyboards. real guitar and real horns. believe us. this session was off the scale! so when we finally got our breath back we decided we had to get this out on a 45 on its 45th anniversary! it seemed the most appropriate way to do justice to a record that simply jumps outta the grooves. we believe think (about it) will have universal appeal pretty much everywhere since the song is now implanted within the dna of dance music across the world.
deluxe triple vinyl edition. half-speed mastered at abbey road studios. pressed on 180 gram vinyl. download code included. six panel gatefold with three inner picture bags.
live at the apollo. volume ii by james brown and the famous flames was originally released in august 1968. a follow-up to the original 1963 album live at the apollo it too was recorded in new york at the apollo theater in harlem. this deluxe edition features a more expanded live set including 19 minute version of “it’s a man’s man’s man’s world”.
brooklyns pimps of joytime new album third wall chronicles is a fresh collection of 10 funk anthems ready to put a smile on faces across the globe. an intersection of brooklyn’s indie music scene. new orleans funk and san francisco soul. the pimps new studio release unites us around a common bond of peace. love and music. the apex of positivity and a solace from the daily grind shines bright as the pimps of joytime throw the dance party of the year on third wall chronicles and everyone is invited! tophatlounge.com
mister mellow moves further away from the synthesizer-heavy sounds of the recent washed out releases and more band-driven sound of his work on iconic labels sub pop in america. and domino in europe. on mister mellow. greene draws from the experimental collage techniques of musique concrète and plunderphonics artists such as the residents. combining styles as diverse as free jazz. house. hip-hop and psych together with interlude-esque voiceover samples. often pulled from anonymous youtube vlogs. he creates a busy. chaotic. and caricaturish mix that mirrors the claustrophobic. hyper-stimulated psyche so familiar to young adults. as he continues to carve out his innovative sonic identity. influenced by the world around him but unafraid to buck trends. it’s fitting that greene has partnered with legendary hip hop label stones throw records. long a home for beat-loving musical rebels. his approach to releasing music is every bit as individual. too: in an environment where compiling singles into an album format or working with a single video director are the norm. greene has chosen to commission eleven different artists to bring the visual aspect of his fully-realised album project to life. on mister mellow. washed out steers clear of emotion to empathise with the minutiae of the world around him. ive been much less interested in sentimentality and emotion for the past couple of years. says greene. in some ways. i think its a reaction against getting older and having more responsibilities. maybe i’m just nostalgic for a time in my life where i could just relax and block out the world for a moment. though mister mellow is an intensely personal album. its ideas and observations speak to the lived experience of so many young adults. an experience that we come to see as both funny and sad.