the shakedown is the debut album from tenderlonious and features a new band - the dream team of top talent he named the 22archestra. who he leads seamlessly throughout. listeners are exposed to the full breadth of tender s technical and compositional skills. ranging from subtly meandering jazz. to hip-hop. afrobeat. latin and exhilarating free form jazz.
oertmek comes back round. presenting another vinyl only pressing of three invaluable edits of vintage turkish funk. rock and disco delicacies. following the raw. percussive experiments of the first release. opening track Özil dans rains down crashing cymbals and freak-out-worthy wah guitars. maintaining an irresistible and authentic groove that doesnt falter for five minutes of eurasian hypnosis. dokuz sekiz weaves traditional string elements alongside bursts of wild chanting. finally. mozart in davul stitches a frantic. dense rhythm from the fuzz and feedback of an unknown slab of turkish psychedelia
nu york groove sessions drops a hot collection of 10 rare boogie funk. disco and classics taking it back to essence of the sound of new york. there’s a definitive cross section of flavors giving you a look into the late 70’s and early 80’s ny club scene. repressed and back in stock!
the american pop duo ‘made in france’ has been making waves on the parisian stage with their retro style evocative of the great girl groups of the 60 s (the shirelles. the ronnettes. the shangri-las). this album follows the release of music video clips for the singles -beau brown- and -burn-. musicians and songwriters bathed in the pop music of the 50 s - 70 s from their native usa. johannah cantwell and laura woody take us through the ups and downs of their lives in paris with joyful melodies and self-deprecating humor. the album has undercurrents of surf rock and motown. with riffs from organ. harpsichord. sitar and timpani supporting their texts. which are decidedly of their time. produced and arranged by franck hedin and nathalie loriot (the shuffles. lafayette. howlin’jaws…). recorded by fred carrayol at mercredi 9 studio in paris. the album was both mixed by fred and etienne colin.
ltd repress. 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 guinea’s 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. it is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians. some of whom are exponents of the contemporary neapolitan scene. warning: we recommend listening to nuova napoli while walking in the alleys of napolis historic center. around wet clothes hanging and street vendors on tiny three-wheelers.
ziggy zeitgeist has become a staple of the australian music scene. touring and recording with melbourne nu-soul/ future-jazz collective. ‘30/70’ has enabled zeitgeist to forge new frontiers in improvisation and drum-set application. zeitgeist has stepped up to the role of bandleader in the debut self-titled album zeitgeist freedom energy exchange.
soul jazz records’ new boombox 3 continues the story of the first rap records to be put onto vinyl. it is a jam-packed collection of original independent ‘old-school’ hip-hop. created with just one thing in mind – to get this party jumping! this soul jazz records album is released on heavyweight triple vinyl (+ download code) with full notes.
you should all know by now i have collected a good few records in my time. hunting down that perfect beat. in search of that special piece i have found a deep love for the old soul ballads and funk that were for me great social statements. telling it just how it was. growing up with these tunes and owning them i began to realise if someone didn’t represent them to the next generation they would be long lost and forgotten. so please... enjoy this time capsule of music from another time... you’ll hear nothing’s changed! - mr. g. 2018
this is a masterpiece. beautiful. golden-era soul written by leon sylvers iii. produced by jerry butler and keg johnson. . the sylvers were a family from los angeles who were very successful during the 70’s and into the early 80’s. with chart hits – deep into pop-disco territory by then! – including ‘boogie fever’. ‘hot line’ and ‘high school dance’. this is the groups second album. from 1973. and is one of their strongest. opening with the awesome mid-tempo ‘we can make it if we try’ the record moves through funk. boogie and deep soul moods. finishing on a hazy. acapella version of the beatles ‘yesterday’.
the 2nd release on his own elivity records is this 2 track 7″.. with cuts found previously only off his hard to find lp. b-side is “let’s get down tonight-. two prime time slappers in proper e. live form. perfect release to dance to this spring.
ourra teams up with andre espeut again to deliver a hot follow up to one of the highest demanded records 2017 “where there’s no love-. the combo is proving to be truly stellar as they put a new school twist on brit funk with a little modern italo vibe. andre’s voice can’t be matched. act fast!
another star creature debut sure shot. this time from newly formed ground control project headed by dj friction out of germany. another hot 2 slider with “step out of the dark” & “all night long”. test presses have already been making their way around the globe at rare groove & disco parties.
olli. one of the most popular underground funk artist. is back with 2 brand new single in featuring with ivan makvel. for first time in a 7inch 45 rpm for both artists the song blow your mind was already played and promoted in a paris radio fm during the happy milf show. voyage funktastique radio in montreal and is also playing during the most important street dance events worldwide like juste debout. kod. bts etc.the 7inch is a powerfull modern funk trip. with voices & talkbox lyrics on the a side. and a groovy strong p-funk instrumental on the b side. limited edition!
energized by the funky sounds of 1970 s west africa flammer dance band go all in on their debut lp. packed with hip-shaking grooves. uplifting vibes. vibrating synths. screaming saxophones and crispy drum breaks all recorded in a warm and stuffy shack in oslo. flammer is a charming and soulful homage to an era with a unique and obscure sound: a truly raw and authentic sounding afro-funk lp!
beath presents his debut album -dreams from last night-. a conceptual album in which the spanish producer brings us closer to different sounds that would be part of any day in a luxurious tropical paradise. the 8 tracks included in the vinyl would revolve around the smooth funk with a clear influence of the sounds of the 80s. in addition. the artwork of the album includes the cover illustration by the japanese designer yoko honda.
a selection of prince’s greatest hits. as nominated by nme. performed live on tv broadcasts from the early nineties. including legendary live performances at the tokyo dome. japan and estadio maracana. brazil. includes two incredible versions of the popular “the most beautiful girl in the world”. digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality. includes background notes and rare images.
mamas gun are masters of modern soul music. their blend of classic and contemporary influences have sparked millions of streams worldwide and garnered praise from the sunday times. billboard. the guardian. and uncut magazine. collectively. the london-based group’s first three albums. routes to riches (2009). the life and soul (2011). and cheap hotel (2014). spawned top 10 hits on four continents. including #1 singles in japan and hong kong. propelled by the band’s sold-out tours and funky. full-tilt performances at the billboard music awards (tokyo). plus global music festivals like womad. greenroom. java jazz. and pentaport. with the release of golden days (2018). mamas gun have delivered their defining masterpiece.
comprised of vancouver producers and multi-instrumentalists nick wisdom and astrological. canadian duo potatohead people boast a number of noteworthy accolades thanks to a their signature sound drawing influences from 90 s boom-bap. future soul. classic jazz. deep house and boogie/funk. beginning with a series of ep s. including their landmark -kosmichemusik- ep. potatohead people s productions quickly made their way to artists like illa j who tapped the duo to produce his now critically acclaimed self-titled album. as well as producers like kaytranada (who co-produced illa j s -strippers- with the pair). supporters such as soulection. nightmares on wax. pomo. dj spinna. big boi. and phife dawg have also played formidable roles in championing the sound of potatohead people worldwide.
acid jazz is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with the legendary fania records for our latest 7 inch release. june 1st will see us release ray barretto’s “mercy mercy baby” lifted from his classic album “acid” produced by harvey averne. it is backed by an astounding and previously unreleased instrumental version. which is longer than the released version and has a stunning trumpet solo making it a summer dance-floor cooker. released on a specially designed label. which pays tribute to the first gold fania labels. this will be limited to a run of a 1000.
black vinyl repress - remastered and resissued double a sider for soul aficionados. b boys and jazz funk lovers. both instantly recognisable across the generations. the a side sees a reissue of one of the most feel good records out there in express yourself. most famously sampled by the mighty n.w.a. in 89 whatever you do. do it good. on flip you get pure funk destruction in the form of the meters just kissed my baby. an insatiable. groove laden intro which has been prime sampling material throughout the years most notably in public enemys timebomb.
neon finger pays tribute to one of the most important and influential funk figures. mr. roger troutman. the compilation is made up of 8 original compositions in which different artists show the influence that roger has had on his sound. showing that the current scene could not be understood without the figure of roger troutman. a must for all sound lovers of the west coast and the g-funk.
this time it’s about a best possible quality re-release of the christian bruhn soundtrack for the japanese anime series -captain future-. as -thank-you- for your contribution you’ll get a limited edition blue & white coloured vinyl record set + a lot more dope stuff. fucking awesome... sooooooo collectible! - double lp - halfspeed mastered / dubbed by christian bruhn - 19 songs incl. 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks - gatefold cover colored vinyl
record kicks celebrates 15 years in the business with a collection full of exclusive new singles on a limited edition double clear vinyl lp.
side by side with similar outfits like daptone. truth and soul. freestyle or timmion. under its motto the explosive sound from today s scene milan-based independent label record kicks has been pitching the contemporary funk & soul scene since day one. with over 200 releases under the belt. rk has released bands from all over the globe and earned the support of vip fans such as kenny dope. jamie cullum. craig charles and not least jay-z. thanks to which the label has recently received a grammy nomination for hov’s use of hannah williams’ late nights and heartbreak as backdrop for his 4:44.
double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with 24 page lp-size booklet and download code for high quality wav / mp3 files.
a great compilation can open the gate to another world. who knew that some of the most exciting afro-funk records of all time were actually made in the small west african country of benin? once analog africa released the first african scream contest in 2008. the proof was there for all to hear. gut-busting yelps. lethally welldrilled horn sections and irresistibly insistent rhythms added up to a record that took you into its own space with the same electrifying sureness as any favourite blues or soul or funk or punk sampler you might care to mention.
ten years on. intrepid crate-digger samy ben redjeb unveils a new treasuretrove of vodoun-inspired afrobeat heavy funk crossover greatness. right from the laceratingly raw guitar fanfare which kicks off les sympathics’ pile-driving opener. it’s clear that african scream contest ii is going to be every bit as joyous a voyage of discovery as its predecessor. and just as you’re trying to get off the canvas after this one-punch knock out. an irresistible afro-ska romp with a more than subliminal echo of the batman theme puts you right back there. ignace de souza and the melody aces’ “asaw fofor- would’ve been a killer instrumental but once you’ve factored in the improbably-rich-to-the-point-of-being-nat-king-cole-influenced lead vocal. it’s a total revelation.
recorded in philadelphia in 1969. the deirdre wilson tabac’s sole album is a beautiful blend of funk. jazz and soulful pop. possessing the complex grooves. thrilling breaks and ethereal weirdness that the rotary connection pedalled so brilliantly. the lp failed to connect with audiences upon its original release.
in the decades since. it has deservedly attracted a considerable cult following. however. almost inevitably. it has become increasingly tricky to pick up a copy in good condition for anything less than eye-watering sums. as such. we’re delighted to present the first officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece of freaky funk-rock. limited to just 500 copies.
first pressing of 750 individually numbered copies on orange marbled audiophile 180 gram vinyl.
the ghanaian afrobeat band osibisa released their sixth studio album welcome home in 1975. since their formation in 1969 they played an important role in bringing the world music to a bigger audience.
lord tusk has associated with acts like klein. john t. gast. dean blunt. yasiin bey aka mos def. and released on jon rusts levels. funkinevens apron. soul jazz records and low income $quad. communiqué is made of breathy. glossy sci-fi electro. bitcrushed drum samples and minneapolitan funk feng shui. the hits and stabs of new jack swing and fm boogie. all pieced together with a one-take energy but a meticulous attention to detail. it’s songwriting for a miscellaneous kind of soundsystem music. body music. flamboyant across tempo. from the yearning thump of shyne eyed gal to the puffed-up strut of champion lovers (sounding like a home-taped electrifying mojo opener). the staggered slink of beyond limitation’s unfiltered tones to the 4x4 uptempo skid of don’t be shy or the veering slap-bass groove of elevation. it’s a record that shoots around corners. conjuring lazy romances and smokey vistas. lit by the nocturnal shimmer of an electrified city. streaked with gargantuan. shrill. birdlike call-and-response riffs and visited by the astral bodies of teddy riley. gerald donald. prince.
star creature continues it’s earthly invasion mining every geographic location possible for the new school funk. the ship has landed in poland & discovered this group while in krakow. the 5 track ep has a tickle for every fancy: new school synth funk. melodic boogie & smooth instrumentals.
with mel011. it is melodies internationals immense pleasure to direct their focus towards both soul and house royalty. selecting and reissuing two of frankie knuckles scarcer remixes of an all-time classic: womack & womack. mpb (missin persons bureau)
star wax. the famous french magazine. invites diggers factory for its 3rd compilation on vinyl. and what a compilation! we are proud to offer you exclusive tracks and quality music with this funk / hip-hop / oriental compilation. with tracks from 1976 to 2016 by artists such as geraldo pino. chayeb chbab. janko nilovic. 47soul. quiet dawn. sa’bat machine & tam ly. ahmed malek. last bongo in paris. or doc strange.
bruno patchworks hovart is one of the top producers of todays groove music scene. after playing as a bassist and guitarist for various bands. he started producing in the mid-nineties and has kept on mixing todays technologies with the raw spirits of house. electronic. disco. funk. soul. reggae & jazz musics golden years since then. following the trail of success left by his various projects as patchworks. and under many aliases. hes proved his musical ubiquity and unexpectedly stroke in various genres. today. hes back under the edr records umbrella. following up to his various ep for the label. and meanwhile pursuing a comeback to his early love for house music. many house music diggers would indeed remember that before favorite recordings was launched in 2006. patchworks and pascal rioux produced many deep-house tracks on the rotax disques imprint. besides since the late 90s. patchworks has also collaborated with labels such as q-tape. or still music. delivering many clubbing hits such as million toes. sugar. or minautor. on this 5 tracks ep. he delivers 4 killer tunes again. inspired by the michael jackson’s classic hit. rock with you.
‘lillygood party!’ is the brand new bbe compilation from highly respected swiss dj alex attias. taking its name from a party he runs in his native lausanne. lillygood has gradually evolved into a radio show and even a label. now on its 4th release. refecting the music he plays at the clubnight. ‘lillygood party!’ is packed with funk. disco. deep house and boogie bullets from across the globe. “the idea is to present not only rare or difcult tracks to fnd. simply good grooves for people to play out. or listen to at home.”
from rare japanese disco gems. through spiritual jazz. to genre defying sounds from broken-beat cohorts kaidi tatham and dego. ‘lillygood party!’ takes a unique trip inside the musical mind of one of dance music’s true nonconformists.
alex attias got his start in back in ’88 playing funk. house. jazz. and disco. as well as producing under various monikers such as mustang. freedom soundz or beatless. moving to london in ’97 he started his ‘visions’ label and found himself at the epicentre of the emerging west london ‘broken beat’ scene which grew around his studio at goya. releases on people. planet e. ubiquity. neroli. archive and compost followed. as well as remixes for incognito. 4hero. ennio morricone. sun ra. art blakey. roni size and laurent garnier among others.
parisian dj & producers duo. cleon & jazzy pidjay. are back as last bongo in paris. with a hot new 12inch filled with latin & brazilian soul-funk vibes. with raw drums. heavy breaks and jazzy flavor. these 5 tracks ep should quickly become a hit for all groovers and dancefloors!! cléon & jazzy pidjay have been united through their love of music and hip-hop culture for a while. dj cleon is one of the finest producer in france for breakdance battle music. also respected as a fine wax digger. mixing all kinds of music together. such as disco. funk. soul. jazz. breakbeat. hip-hop and more old and new records. alongside his mate jazzy pidjay and his great production and mixing skills. they give a new dancefloor life to hidden and forgotten musical treasures. through funky uptempo tracks
BATTENED SHIP1S / LET IT BE ME (NEW PROJECT BY CLEON & JAZZY PIDJAY) (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl FR23.05.18
parisian djs duo cléon & jazzy pidjay are back as last bongo in paris. with a hot new 7inch filled with latin & brazilian soul-funk vibes... with raw drums. heavy breaks and jazzy flavor. these 2 new tracks should please all groove lovers for christmas!! cléon & jazzy pidjay have been united through their love of music and hip-hop culture for a while. dj cleon is one of the finest producers in france for breakdance battle breaks. also known as a fine wax digger. mixing all kinds of music together. such as disco. funk. soul. jazz. break-beat. hip-hop and more old and new records. alongside his mate jazzy pidjay and his great production and mixing’ skills. they give a new dancefloor life to hidden and forgotten musical treasures. through funky uptempo tracks.
the chisa years: 1965–1975 (rare and unreleased) is a compilation album by south african jazz trumpeter hugh masekela. the album consists of 14 rare or forgotten tracks recorded by stewart levine and hugh masekela from 1965 to 1975 when they ran their own chisa records label. thom jurek of allmusic wrote “in sum. there isn’t a weak moment on this entire collection. it’s appeal is wide and deep and one can only hope this is the first of many volumes of this material to appear. bbe records has done a stellar job in making this slab available.” dan nishimoto of the prefix magazine stated “the compilation focuses on masekela’s original idea of “african american music.” from the early experiments of the zulus (a group featuring m’bulu) in mixing doo-wop. rhythm & blues and south african gospel and the mbaqanga/”grazing in the grass”-style work of the generically named johannesburg street band to the clearly fela-influenced ojah (masekela’s band in the mid-’70s. consisting of players from ghana and nigeria) and the readyfor-primetime belting of m’bulu. each track reveals a multi-pronged effort to find and challenge the notion(s) of how african and american cultural forms could interact.”
julian sanza and andre espeut. are two very familiar names in the scene. julian. who hails from argentinian/cuban roots and andre with his french/caribbean heritage. come together to merge electronic dance. modern funk. soul and boogie. creating their own unique melting pot of goodness! there s something distinctly anthemic about perfect system . low slung. synthed up funk. with a house tinge driven by those sweet soulful vocal harmonies - sure to get stuck in your head for days. opolopo opens up the e.p. adding his trademark disco remix magic touch to the original - upping the tempo. laying a shuffling beat behind. pumping up the bassline and getting spiritual on the keys. on the flip the situation remix channels the inner improv funk. keeping the vocals to choice snippets before the sare havlicek dub rounds the e.p. off reworking the bass synth to the point where it exudes the sleaze. this is the first in a series of collaborations between these two… keep those eyes peeled!
the original 12inch version of this badboy will set you back near on £150. so it s a much welcomed official. remastered reissue. a favourite from the likes of sadar bahar and mr scruff you ll be hearing this one a lot come summertime.
another gem from the archives gets a much needed official reissue. the 12inch mix of you combines the original funk riffs. string arrangement and joyous piano with a squelchy lead synth to elevate the track to new levels. anyone who saw that momentous back to back between ge-ology and red greg at dekmantel last summer will know the power of this one. my music on the b side is another favourite from the diggers spiritual soul from samuel jonathan johnson. tip!
it’s the return of the sexual vigilante sex judas and his trusted sidekick ricky. this time in full album mode. norwegian producer tore gjedrem of ost & kjex fame. channels his love of comix. bohemia and fascination with human vice. the unspoken. the red light districts. the alleys of the mind into his alter ego.
one of the biggest sampling innovators and the pioneer of electronic music in eastern europe max vincent initially played in belgrade s max & intro band whose first single: -we design the future- from 1985 remained one of the most wanted electronic records from this part of europe . . in 2015. discom has released -the future has designed us- a lifework compilation of previously unreleased songs from 1984 to 2002. the new archival release max vincent- beograd is a lost lp album which consists of 8 previously unreleased tracks made in period 1986-1999 which max wanted to use in a single concept album.
prophet ist ein funk-musiker aus dem underground der san francisco bay area. bis zu diesem jahr stand sein name lediglich auf einem obskuren album namens „right on time“. das 1984 als privatpressung bei treasure records erschien. peanut butter wolf. der gründer von stones throw. war sofort angetan. „es klang ein bisschen wie prince oder the time. aber dabei sehr lo-fi. wie in einer kammer aufgenommen“. jetzt kehrt prophet zurück. sein neues album „wanna be your man“ wurde von mndsgn produziert und klingt gleichzeitig nach retro-hit und zukunftsmusik. prophet wurde 2013 der tour-opener für snoop dogg & dam-funk.
somewhere between electro soul and melodramatic pop. music focused towards the youth set in some strange dream. not sugarcoating anything. these late 80s / early 90s recordings are something to truly behold! . aset was a collective founded by a group of individuals deeply involved in community improvement initiatives and the struggle for justice and equality. a project that would link motivated adults with talented young people in the washington. dc metropolitan area. the compilation takes songs from three released projects of aset. and one semi-unreleased single. latonya. a spunky 11 year old kid singing about divorce. love. and dancing. the poster child of aset. treo. a trio of high school gals in harmony singing about love and relationships. whax. the high school boys who were a bit strangr the silly side of aset. all backed by the aset players. release comes housed in a newly designed jacket with inner sleeve containing info on the label/artists and an interview with the label director. mba mbulu.
das debütalbum des multitalentierten keyboarders. komponisten und produzenten joe armon-jones. mitbegründer des ezra collective. zeichnet sich durch unverwechselbare tiefe. wärme. freude und virtuosität aus. mit jazz als ursprung. verarbeitet er vielfältige inspirationen aus dub. hiphop bis soul. an den aufnahmen beteiligt waren weitere mitglieder der jungen londoner jazz-szene wie moses boyd. nubya garcia und oscar jerome. auf tour geht er mit künstlern wie ata kak und pharoahe monch.
exclusive transparent yellow double lp in gatefold sleeve with downloade code included. set for record store day. by popular request volume 2 of motown funk first issue of volume 2 and it begins on vinyl. a pipin’ hot motown selection of acid drenched psychedelic soul. blaxploitation soundtracks. straigght ahead funk. easy listening and superlative soul.
8 remixes from robert glasper experiments artscience – remixed by kaytranada and glasper. it will also include a feature from talib kweli. the 180 gram 12 inch vinyl ep will only be released in the us. uk. & canada as a rsd special.
night palms is a compilation lp dedicated to night palms’ artist trevor tarczynski (rip). 7 individual tracks written. performed and produced by brian ellis. boy dude. xl middleton feat. ghost. mat/matix. moon b. jomeo pugz. elegant borzoi feat. megan doherty. cover/jacket artwork by trevor tarczynski with layout by margaux solano and inner label artwork/layout by michael steffen.
acid jazz führt die reihe der leroy hutson wiederveröffentlichungen fort und bringt am 11.05. die klassiker -closer to the source- und -the man!- heraus. hutson belebt die cd der remasterten wiederveröffentlichung seines 1978 erschienenen klassikers -closer to the source- mit den bonustracks -in the mood- im single edit und „reality“. sowie umfassenden sleeve-notes vom soul-experten tony rounce. - lp mit printed inner sleeve. originale trackliste
prepare your ears for sexy party vol. 1. a new four track ep forthcoming on nice recordings. curating the finest edits of funk. disco and afro. the boys at nice recordings are dedicated to bringing you the freshest cuts from all over the world. sexy party vol. 1 features stellar edits from the likes of will hofbauer. france’s kabaka and nice recordings’ very own soulcheeba and ddhg.
traded for promotional use only at dreamcast s live venues. this is not a cd. label just looks like the original demo cd-r. this album celebrates all of the gems that dreamcast has released in the past and taken down from soundcloud.. dreamcast vol. 2+3.
wan chai records is a hong-kong based label. specialized in rare asian records and quality reissues. after a few years of hard diggin’ in asia. meeting the artists and many local figures of the 60’s. 70’s and 80’s scene in hong kong. singapore. and taiwan. they wanted to share their best finds and put them together on vinyl with the best productions ever made in soul-jazz. disco. funk. modern-soul. and aor. the result is a selection of 10 totally unknown gems sung mostly in english and cantonese with amazing covers of classics like “lovin’ you”. “make me believe in you”. or “hurt so bad” in a nice artwork gatefold lp.
africa seven is taking its first trip to germany... well germany via cameroun. charlie kingue soppo is better known as charly kingson. cousin of manu dibango and a cameroonian emigrant in the 1970s. charly first headed to paris and then found his way to munich in 1978. he recorded two albums in his career. “born in africa” in munich in 1978 and “dance to the music” two years later in new york. for this outing we focus on his debut “born in africa”. it was recorded in union studios in munich with some of the city’s finest (and surprisingly funky) session musicians of the day.
tim (aka jean marie tiam) and the sadly departed maurice foty who died in 2011. the musical cousins hails from bafoussam in cameroon. their signature vocal harmony sound may be the first thing you hear. however they also have produced a host of funkiest african funk around. they sing in their native language ngomâlah. as well as duala and english.
FEATHERBED LANE / HANDCUFFED TO THE SHOVEL (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl US07.05.18
mestizo beat is a los angeles-based band blending the styles of afro-beat. afro-cuban. funk. and r&b. their debut release for colemine is a fiery cover of mongo santamaria’s “featherbed lane” and is sure to set dance floors on fire!
la’s kidgusto sets out to light up dance floors worldwide spanning influences from south america to west africa and beyond on boogieburg’s sixth vinyl release. kidgusto is joined by acclaimed guest collaborators jungle fire (nacional records and colemine records) as well as dc’s the harry bells band and la vocalist. by way of colombia. caro cobo.
omaggio brings the heat once again with the reissue of prana people. self titled lp originally released in 1977 on prelude. the aleem brothers taharqa and tunde ra (or albert and arthur) are prana people and brought a perfect treasure of disco/funk/soul to make you want to dance from the funked up “is your life a party” to that slow. head nodding sexy groove of “wishful thinking” to proper hands in the air feel good disco of “angels say flee” to the perfect strings and flawless soul of “all around my world”. the combination of the tracks and strong production make for an endlessly playable album. and with the legendary brothers. who since the 60’s have their place in music history. this is an instant buy if not already owned to add to the aleems discography of your collection.
180g double vinyl lp. far out monster disco orchestra returns with black sun. its second full-length album of 100% original. unadulterated disco sophistication. featuring all three original members of pioneering brazilian jazz-funk trio azymuth. a full orchestra with arrangements split between arthur verocai and azymuths late maestro jose roberto bertrami. plus members of the legendary rio funk group banda black rio.
rather than rely on their usual full band. live performance. one-room live single recording session. the making of ‘dragonz’ was a departure for the apples. a multi-studio project spanning three continents. they assembled new instrumental tracks based on loops created in the studio and presented them to a wide-ranging selection of vocal collaborators to complete the picture with. and applied this method to the capturing of longstanding live favourites as well. the concept of a “vocal album” was implemented on non-vocalist songs as well. treating the omnipresent turntables’ sample work not as the central element to the band. but rather its frontman. though containing disparate influences. guests and production methods. ‘dragonz’ is undeniably apples. might be their most focused lp to date. and it is certainly their most middle-eastern. elements of the region’s indigenous genres have always been present in the band’s work. but never has their influence been as pronounced.
one of australia’s most dynamic up & coming acts acts. the goods have become vital members of sydney’s rising soul/electronic scene in just a few short years. with word spreading internationally and the band recently joining forces with brooklyn-based label bastard jazz recordings. the goods are gearing up to release their hotly anticipated make your move ep as they put the finishing touches on their debut album out later this year.
ultra tight & rare soul / funk stylings from mississippis natural high outfit. originally released in 1979 on the chimneyville label. an obscure soul imprint operating as part of the miami malaco label family tree. this one has it all lush strings and orchestration. tight as rhythm section. amazing songwriting and everything else in-between. amazing that this group only cut one lp and a handful of singles. the talent on display here is truly of another level and one wonders how such an album came to be. either way. this is an amazing set of rarest of rare grooves and the lp has been a heavily coveted item by the rare record cognoscenti in the past. this is a 100% legit repress. made in conjunction with the rights holders and remastered to the highest possible standard. a truly essential record for fans of quality underground soul & funk. now s your chance to bag a copy for a decent price! quality all around
the first last gas station compilation includes 12 new tracks and aims to showcase artists that the site has followed for many years. as well as promising talents to keep an eye on. featuring las daytime disco duo poolside.vampire weekend s bassist baio. italian duo marvin & guy. brooklyn s duo vito & druzzi. adelaide-based producer james curd and turbotito. california balearic duo woolfy vs projections. disco halals moscoman. mexicos finest zombies in miami. ny unstoppable disco funkers midnight magic. dfas greek mastermind larry gus. crew love’s david marston. and last but certainly not least peaking lights acid test. this will be a ride to remember.
pure ddr-groove! the exorcist is a gothenburg-based trio consisting of osynlige mann. pontus and petrus - members from bands as uran. tentakel and ultra satan. hoga nord invites you to their soundscape with their full length debut album the exorcist gbg: everyone could be an informant. the cold war is alive. dark cabaret. spy-theme-mode. david lynch-electro. italian horror. easily put - this is kinky organic acid-funk for all of you looking for a gateway - but know you have to stay.
terrestrial funk is a new label promising a broad approach to music new and old. but they re kicking off in style with the rarest of funk lps from lang cook. a little known miami man who was active in the late 70s and early 80s. she s hot with 2000 watts is a joy to listen to. kicking off with the snappy cop show funk of liberty city jam and the blissful reverie of another world. there s a whiff of rick james in the air when cook sings on dj of the year. while feeling the fire of desire has an undercurrent of surreal dub processing that nudges this record into outsider territory. proudly lo-fi and loaded with diy charm. this is a holy grail brought back in reach for all dedicated funk heads.