30th anniversary edition of 1.500 individually numbered copies on blue 180 gram vinyl.
bomb the bass is the alias from the english electronic music producer tim simenon. he released his debut album into the dragon in 1988. it s an intriguing trip through electro, acid-house and hip-hop music. on the album you ll find his breakthrough hit -beat dis-, which became popular in the underground and club circuit. it feels like you re listening to a radio broadcast show, including intro skits in a melting pot of styles. a true classic in the history of using samples in music. bomb the bass were one of the first acts to bring sample-based music and scratching to a mainstream audience.
the first in a series of all-time classic hip-hop anthems from the nervous vaults, pressed onto high quality dinked 45s. remastered from the original source material and featuring the unedited dirty version on the a-side, and the full instrumental on the b-side, these 45s are for the heads who know what time it really is! black moon s who got the props needs no introduction, its place in hip-hop history is fully solidified. the combination of vintage beatminerz sp1200 beats paired with the legendary mcs buckshot and the 5 ft. accelerator s streetwise nyc raps is a heady mixture indeed. often speaking of street life in new york in the 1990 s, black moon gained cult status via their 1993 debut lp enta da stage , one of the most celebrated hip-hop debut albums of all time. the beatminerz production changed the game, their deep knowledge and understanding of samples, records and digging in the crates gave their sound a real style and edge. who got da props is the perfect example of this, one of those timeless rap records that appeals to the hardcore and can ignite the party. truly essential. every home should have one (or 2!). fully legit, licensed and reissued by above board distribution in conjunction with nervous records, nyc. 2018.
jedi mind tricks is currently one of the hottest underground hip-hop groups in the united states. their sophomore album, violent by design, has sold over 85.000 copies and is regarded by many as one of the best independent hip-hop albums ever recorded. babygrande records is proud to present “the psycho-social, chemical, biological, and electro-magnetic manipulation of human consciousness” lp which is the cult classic prequel to violent by design. described by the source magazine as “ahead of its time” and by cmj as “a must own for anyone who cares about hip-hop culture,” the psycho-social was originally released only in limited pressings on vinyl 1997. the vinyl edition sells frequently on ebay for upwards of $100. that is until now... in 2002, prior to obtaining national distribution, babygrande released the cd version to independent retailers nationwide and scanned over 40.000 copies. now, babygrande has opened its vaults to re-release the the vinyl edition of the psycho- social in its entirety on collectible edition red vinyl (and for the first time ever in limited quantities on clear vinyl). thanks to digital remastering, listeners can obtain the album jedi mind tricks originally released in 1997, exactly as the artist intended. same barcode on black and clear vinyl, random fill, no guarantee.
THE MAN FROM MO WAX O.S.T. (LTD BLUE & RED 2X12 LP + MP3)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D14.09.18
19 tracks from the critically acclaimed feature film on the ground breaking and iconic label mo’ wax. limited edition blue and red double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
spice 1 is an undisputed west coast legend, who first hit the scene after the n.w.a. and closer to home too $hort explosion of the late 80s. as history showed, he continued that bloodline with finesse and authority. his nasal flow is menacing and strong, and fans have been consistently captivated by his hood tales since his self-titled debut in 1992. if you want thematic range with your mcs, spice isn’t that dude he is all about crime tales and the perils of ghetto life. and he attacks that storytelling sweet spot with each new cut. spice 1 boasted four singles by the time it was all said and done, and breezed to gold status on the strength of cuts like the catchy east bay gangster, the heartfelt tales and truths of welcome to the ghetto, and the thick, grooving in my neighborhood. he even produced the alcohol-themed 187 proof, another of the albums singles, and the hands-down cleverest vocal outing on the lp. sonically, the backdrops on spice 1 range from plunky, keyboard-bassline funk to deeper, fuzzy 70s samples and he sounds strong on top of both. break yourself is fueled with an electro-funk drive, 1-800 spice brings reggae flavor, and peace to my nine gets chunkier, with a well-placed p-funk one nation under a groove sample. presented here on official retail vinyl for the first time since its initial release 26 years ago, spice 1s debut holds the test of time and carries the california gangsta flag with pride. some colors just don’t fade.
ultimate block party breaks volume 6 continues the tradition that began in the bronx in the 1970’s, where “break djs” would take that one part of the record that dancers would go absolutely crazy for. that part where all the music breaks down to nothing but the essence: drums and percussion. these are all truly timeless beats that sound as fresh today as they did when the founding fathers like kool herc, bam, flash and hollywood were catching them for the frst time in community centers throughout the city. we’ve edited and extended these breaks for maximum effect on the dancefloor - so you don’t have to. enjoy!
the bamboos veröffentlichen ihr neues album night time people. das australische dreamteam um bandgründer und gitarrist lance ferguson und sängerin kylie auldist ist millionen hörern weltweit durch ihren hit »this girl« bestens bekannt. ferguson schrieb den song bereits 2009. durch den remix von kungs vs. cookin on 3 burners avancierte er 2016 zu einem der größten charthits und zeigte, dass sich die welt popmusik mit echter seele wünscht. the bamboos gelten schon lange als eine der besten funk-soul-bands der welt.
ihr inzwischen achtes studioalbum verspricht, den erfolg von this girl noch zu übertreffen. die elf tracks auf night time people beleben mit zeitgenössischem songwriting vertraute arrangements und grooves des frühen funk-soul wieder. gesungen werden sie von einer der markantesten stimmen australiens.
das 180 gramm doppel-vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
dusty rode into detroit, to work with two of it s finest hip hop emcee s. this release is the outcome...
strictly limited run of 250, black vinyl packaged in full colour gloss sleeves. along with a hand numbered and stamped poster... because we re nice like that.
jeremiah jae (aka black daffi) is an experimental hip-hop artist born and raised on the south side of chicago. he is a visual artist, producer, emcee and founding member of black jungle squad, a music collective consisting of close friends and family. early works by jae dating back to 2007, display his unique style and approach to crafting his own version of “hip-hop”. the genre is one of many foundations the artist uses to communicate his range of styles as shown on previous self-released albums, compilations and collaborations (holy smoke, oliver the 2nd, l’orange, cohenbeats, pbdy), as well as praiseworthy offerings on brainfeeder and warp records. with his newest solo album daffi, jae expands on his production and speaks in the persona of his alter ego to express a darker side.
a.g. returns with all-start cast, featuring the likes of diamond d, lord finesse, alchemist and more. for this album, he’s on his a-game, from beginning to end. touching on topics from the hip hop biz, street tales and political hypocrisy.
the taste of ambrosia is a full meal serving for mature rap devotees who’ve grown tired of contemporary rhymesayer laziness. joined by guests including diamond d, a-bless and thirstin howl iii, a.g. backs up his claim that he is ill enough to paint his own portrait, and illustrates and vision of rap immortality that hardcore heads and fellow legacy mcs alike can worship eternally.
limited edition of 500 copies on black vinyl.
hailing from paris, france, odweeyne is a passionate dj, producer, crate-digger, hip-hop enthusiast and vinyl lover. after years of turntablism including djing for various artists and witnessing countless studio sessions, odweeyne decided to put all his energy into sample based production. as a self-described “child of the 90s,” odweeyne’s weapons of choice are classic production tools such as the sp1200, s950, e6400 ultra, and mpc 2000xl. with musical influences ranging from k-def and lord finesse to dj muggs and madlib, odweeyne’s musical outcome is all about creating hard-hitting, warm, dusty, and hypnotic sounding bangers constructed with the help of dope samples and rare breaks. after collaborating with a long list of artists (awon, unknown mizery, reak, don streat, etc.) and putting out the first two installments of his blacklist series (featuring sadat x and ag of d.i.t.c.) on his own indie label so cracked lab, the french beatmaker is back with #3 and #4 of his grimey series, this time teaming up with conway (the machine), one of the dopest newcomers and latest signees on eminem’s shady records, as well as detroit’s own nolan the ninja.
*refugee camp (bootleg versions)* is a remix album of a song selection from the refugees 1994 debut *blunted on reality* and follow-up *the score*, released in 1996. the album features eight tracks, including seven remixes, and one new recording. the vinyl release includes a download code.
blunted on reality is the 1994 debut album by wyclef jean, lauryn hill and pras michel, collectively known as the fugees. the album contains less political lyrics than their second album the score, but there definitively were political intentions.
comes with download code included.
2018 marks the reprisal of los angeles’ l. scatter with the new 7” figueroa & sunset, returning after 2011’s beat swap meet presents: the all vinyl mixtape. l. scatter’s new 7” features the heavy weight boom bap tracks “figueroa street”, “sunset blvd./cesar e. chavez ave”, and “chick hearn court”. as bonus beats, “sun” and “fig” exist as short instrumentals of “figueroa” and “sunset”. as a building block in project blowed’s infamous history, l. scatter’s legacy continues on a straight arrow progression, keeping intact the foundations that shaped an entire movement of technical hip-hop.
cold busted’s acclaimed iwymi series makes the jump to vinyl with a four song iwymi intnl 7” (it’s what you make it international)” focusing on japanese beatmakers. curated by es-k and vitamin d, the single aims to expose a quartet of worthy producers from the land of the rising sun to turntables worldwide. en tokyo’s pigeondust launches the wax with his smooth and sexy “bboy blue,” filled with glistening keys and guitar chops over intricate rhythms. the lilting “inheritance” comes next via utsunomiya’s axion117 (collective resonance), easing the listener into a quiet storm mentality. the mesmerizing vibes continue as tokyobased beat-slinger bugseed drops the dreamy “mindless” straight to the platter. tajima hal (hermit city recordings) closes out the single in style with “all day,” featuring cut-up beats, looped guitar and vocals, and an otherworldly flavor. the iwymi intnl: japan 7” is a prime sampler of the innovative sounds coming from japan’s instrumental hip-hop scene.
REACHIN (A NEW REFUTATION OF TIME AND SPACE (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK29.08.18
25th anniversary edition - first vinyl reissue of the 1993 debut album from digable planets, expanded as a double lp for improved sound. includes deep liner notes by larry mizell jr. interviewing ishmael “butterfly” butler. lyrics are included for the first time. the 2xlp is housed in a deluxe wide spine jacket with booklet and inner sleeves.
longevity is promised to no one. we literally live to die, and even great masters perish without saying what they needed to say while they’re among the breathing. most of us leave this earth too full, and the grim reality is artistic careers are usually short-lived. chicago footwork godfather rp boo has fought long and hard to evacuate his mind of all he can throughout his long career, spanning over 30 years since cutting his teeth djing for the legendary house-o-matics.
dusty donuts is hitting from all angles at the moment. on this limited release we see uk producer savant sam krats team up with one of new jersey s finest, one half of the artifacts, el da sensei. el has got flow for days over the quirky, stand up bass driven track by krats. this is boom bap in it s purest form. on the flip side, jim sharp takes the reigns on production and hits the mark with a native tongues-eque string laden beat. jim teams up with uk emcee gee bag to drop a verse on the remix, making this a true transatlantic collaboration. with flavours for the basement and the bbq, this is another dusty donuts sure shot.
limited edition killer violet 7 inch vinyl. crab cake records teams up with ttw, bringing you a deep cut non skip 7-dj scratch tool, with a mixture of classic old school samples, zombie quotes and unique 80 s retro noises/samples.
- 2 x 140g 12” vinyl - black gatefold sleeve - gold foil text - download card for wav files - original artwork by megan dixon / ora project innovative future beats duo ivy lab are set to release ‘death don t always taste good’, their debut album proper, through their own 20/20 ldn label.
SHIPS IN THE NIGHT (017 RWRK) INEX EP004 (VINYL ONLY, HAND NUMBERED)
12" Vinyl D07.08.18
inhale exhale records is back with the 4th strike of the germany based house label. this time with the 1st solo ep, and its limited to 400 pieces. please welcome jesse bru to the inex family. this record brings all the vibes that you need for good moods, deep sounds and well selected samples to pumpy house nuggets back to hip hop. jesse give us this instant classic. enjoy
jonny drops debut, sub plot, was the very first album release on the fledgling alberts favourites label at the beginning of 2016. the initial offering, a 7inch of album favourites mind field and this is the one had quickly been picked up on by the good people at bbc radio 6 music as well as some of drops personal heroes including kenny dope, mr. thing and nightmares on wax.
california and new york aren t the only us cities to have pioneered underground hip-hop over the years. back in the nineties, southern states such as memphis, tennessee were also hotbeds for the fast evolving musical phenomenon. as we push on into the second millenium, from the swathes of short-run, tape-only releases that came out in the 1990 s, some are at last being cut to vinyl. shawty pimp and the big pimpin productions crew were brought to international ears in 2014 when his album comin real wit it was pressed to vinyl and sold out in the blink of an eye. gyptology records (a new europe-based hip-hop and egyptian archaology styled re-issue label) now present a vinyl pressing of the 1995 sequel, still comin real . here are eleven original, raw rap cuts, remastered and restored with love. available june 2018 for the first time in the format that never goes out of style. vinyl only for now and in one short-run only, no represses. produced with the full consent and participation of the artists.
fat beats records is proud to present bakers dozen, an exclusive series that shines a light on the best minds of instrumental hip-hop, ambient, and electronic music. each installment gives one artist carte blanche to capture their signature sound. every volume’s limited vinyl pressing features one artist and twelve tracks, and comes equipped with a 5x7inch postcard insert that features a photo of the artists workspace along with the equipment used in their music-making process. visually cohesive and packaged with the utmost attention to detail, baker’s dozen is a series that speaks up for artists whose craft renders voices superfluous, whose instrumentals alone suffice to make a statement. volume nine highlights the guelph, ontario producer elaquent, who breaks down his creative process below: “since the beginning, my philosophy has always been that perfection is boring, so despite all the changes that have occurred with my equipment and system, that main philosophy remains the same. in the beginning it was all about flipping samples with fl studio and just my computer keyboard, and over the years, i added the mpd and masterkey in order to be able to jam out drums live and play keys, which speeds up the workflow. i like the effects on the 404, and theres a lot of dope ways to integrate my ipad into it, but at the end of the day, it starts with a melody or sample, and i kinda just let the vibe take over.
due rent is a collaborative double album by solo artists lojii & swarvy. written & recorded in the summer of 2016 in l.a. by the two philadelphian transplants, lojii says this tape is a score to being a broke nxgga in amerikkka (emphasis on the kkk) – full of dreams and hustlin to make em happen, but dealing with the everyday pressures of making ends meet. a.k.a trying to pay rent. the 22 tracks, many of which barely break the two-minute mark, make for a vast voyage through remarkable contemporary hip-hop. the grooves and beats that skip and flutter are smooth and mellow, with nods to the old-school but entirely void of nostalgia. this is a sophisticated, thoughtful, and inventive modern hip-hop record that understands anger doesnt have to be loud. daniel dylan wray, bandcamp (best 100 albums of 2017)
funky dl steps into the arena with his highly demanded album “blackcurrent jazz 3”. seamlessly weaving his boom-bap style with jazz breaks throughout every track and topped with his smooth and often intense flow, his lyrical ability is top shelf and the beats are at an unequaled standard of excellence. the album showcases some of the finest jazz hip-hop in the scene as it shifts through varied styles of jazz and jazz moods. with features from the nujabes collaboratives cise starr and substantial, the entire set oozes with golden droplets of musical magic moment after moment. the tone is set immediately as the album starts and continues an incomparable and superb standard of quality music right up until the final track.
crew member dj format has joined forces with mc andy cooper to produce a special little number for 45 live records. “get on that”, taken from andy’s most recent lp has been completely re-worked into a brand new track with a new vocal from andy and matt format adding his superb production skills. it’s classic format material, super funky, deftly arranged and aimed squarely at the dancefloor. throw this donut on and watch the floor ignite! this 45 comes complete with an instrumental on the flip, ready to get busy in the mix if you re grabbing doubles.
the second release is coming with 4 new-talented players: embezzlement society, daisuke kondo, lb aka labat and the game crew. following their various artist model, each producer delivers an organic crate based track, from blunted hip-hop to jackin’ house bangers with jazzy soulful grooves.
arcola presents mwr157 contains six lost slices of leftfield electro including the mythical and mysterious hotline a track that was originally scheduled for release on mo’wax back around about the year 2000 but only ever reached test pressing for reasons no one can quite remember, alongside five other tracks that take in dancehall, hip-hop and 2-step garage, all recorded during the same session...
for our next excursion, we’re off to the library. in search of library records that is - you know the type, the crazy rare records used for soundtracks and such and such. we have a sick selection of synthed-up beats and pieces chopped together by one earl jeffers, making the most out of his international library digging card* (*not a real thing).
for those that don’t know, cardiff’s earl jeffers is one half of darkhouse family, regular family at our sister label, first word, on which they released their debut album “the offering” late last year. earl is a prolific producer in his own right, also releasing over the years under the aliases chesus and metabeats on labels like mcde, fat city and local talk, collaborating with artists like byron the aquarius, action bronson and kamaal williams / henry wu, turning his hand ably to house, hip hop, jungle, jazz and more. all this in addition to running his own label, mélange records.
a dedicated digger and record collector first and foremost, earl has provided us with a quadruple set of heavyweight stuttery sci-fi boom bap. in earl’s words: “this record was mostly inspired by my penchant for the more electronic / synthesized jams, mostly replayed from the original compositions then thrust in to 2028 and beyond….”
simplicity is a 12 inch 180 gram blue colored vinyl with full color cover. you heard the magnificent culture power 45 compilation dynamo ‘fruition’, the cp45 crew returns with the second release in its vinyl compilation series entitled ‘simplicity’. dope beats and rhymes, it’s as simple as that with bangers from the likes of dug infinite, truth universal, kenny keys, infinito 2017, thaione davis, 84, dj spinna, the primerdian, vic spencer, buscrates, brez evah flowin and a host of others that will surely keep the record spinnin. proven fact is that betting on culture power 45 is a simple win!
no one confronts the abyss better than chris orrick. the michigan ex-factory worker formerly known as red pill has spent the last half-decade documenting industrial decay, familial pain, and struggles with addiction better than almost anyone inhabiting this poisoned soil. it’s somewhere between charles bukowski and michael moore, or maybe atmosphere if he couldn’t ignore the arsenic in the air. as orrick tells it, “portraits,” his latest album for mello music group is a return to form.
the songs, the words, the melodies in this album, they all matter to me because they represent the real time outworking of my own trauma, pain and discovery of joy and peace. but there is a life inside this record equally important to all of the above, which is also trying to be communicated. it’s almost like how listening to a song in a foreign language doesn’t hinder you from absorbing what the song is communicating. in listening closely as i expose myself to myself, that is where the art is. maybe every time we have the courage to unabashedly be true in ourselves, the courage to do the same is received by someone else.
i ask that you pray for me, so that i can continue to live on the surface, not only in private while making art, but also in public while living life visibly. also that as i continue on this journey with myself, that i can communicate who this old yet new person i have found is. a little better each time, with more clarity each time. - vicktor taiwò
top-remix-paket für die soul-perle -deep shadow- feat. sadie walker aus dem aktuellen nightmares on wax-album -shape the future-. kein geringerer als detroit-legende moodymann liefert deepe dancefloor-emotionen und damit eine seiner seltenen remix-arbeiten, sein detroiter nachbar illa j kommt mit einem gedämpften hiphop-bounce daher und nightmares dj e.a.s.e. himself erhöht schliesslich das tempo für seine club-version.
australia based artist inkswel is widely known for his funk infused dance music that incorporates ingenious sample work and memorable vocal cuts. for the ninth installment of the pulp series the edible pyramid ep is a journey through the mind of the australian artist. the package includes a melancholic remix by no one else than long time champion of vinyl and red motorbike label boss eddie c.
benin city are the london-based three-piece comprised of vocalist and poet joshua idehen, vocalist shanaz dorsett with multi-instrumentalist tom leaper.
clubbing is a source of euphoria: a weekly, often daily escape, a respite from the grind. that culture and its landmarks – some of london’s best venues and many countless pubs - are slowly disappearing for good. on last night, which was recorded in all four corners of london with marc pell (micachu and the shapes), lv, rob marfarlane and james anderson, benin city take an album-long look at the dual nature of london’s nightlife.
banoffee pies records drop their third beats release samba del sol with clifford brown & jeen bassa ft. ella mae sueref - the album is influenced by carnival and latin sounds with hip hop drums and soul roots - meeting in middle ground as an expression of the production duos upbringing, johns heritage in mauritius and cliffords childhood in south america. partnered with ellas spanish language fluency and soft badhu acclaimed voice as previously heard on the single stop rewind credited by the like of gilles peterson and mr. scruff. the tracks were recorded on garageband by clifford brown and jeen bassa with 2 karaoke microphones, mixed in bath and later buried on a hard drive for over 6 years never to be heard again. sliding into the forgotten darkness of lost tracks and rediscovered in 2017. the production, originally just an instrumental, was then found and reignited, revamped with a vocal insert from the wonderful ella mae sueref. the 10 track album demonstrates a flurry of drums, latin inspired sampling, and mesmerizing vocals from start to finish. for the music and the lovers. living room jams made in smoke. banoffee xx in loving memory of anna sueref.
guru s jazzmatazz, vol. 1 is the debut solo studio album from guru, one half of the hip-hop duo gang starr. released on 18th may, 1993 on chrysalis records, this album is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip hop production and rapping. live backing is provided by a band that includes lonnie liston smith, branford marsalis, ronny jordan, donald byrd and roy ayers. the album also features vocal collaborations with carleen anderson, n dea davenport (of the brand new heavies) dee c lee and french rapper mc solaar. the variety of guest artists adds diversity and originality to each track, and gives the album a distinct jazz feel. in celebration of the 25th anniversary of this classic album ume/urban legends will be releasing a 3lp deluxe edition which includes the original album, the instrumentals and a third bonus lp of rare remixes. the package also comes with a 12 page booklet that features rare images from the original jazzmatazz photo shoot.
there are west coast classics, and then there is music to driveby, the third lp from the group that birthed mc eiht: compton’s most wanted. although the group started in the late ‘80s with multiple mcs (including tha chill and boom bam), by 1992 eiht as pulling the group’s vocal weight – supported by dj mike t on turntables and production – and even producing and co-producing tracks. music to driveby might lack beats-per-minute variety, but to fans that’s not a bad thing. across the board, this is mid-tempo, super deep, funky hip-hop, made for cars creeping along boulevards across the west and south, and it’s about as good as it gets for such purposes. just about filler-free, the album struts intensely and with purpose, as eiht throws tales of cali street life at fans for an hour straight, almost without a break. this solo marathon is given a respite only once, with scarface’s guest spot on “n 2 deep,” an excellent hood roller supported by a soulful guitar lick sampled from lyn collins’ “do your thing.” elsewhere, eiht rolls alone and intensely, on cuts like the classic mash single “hood took me under”, the album’s second single and tim dog attack “who’s fu**ing who?”, the hometown big-up “compton 4 life”, and hustle tales like “jack mode” and “i gots to get over.” after this album, eiht released more classics under his own name, and with similar fan worship. it was the continuation of a legendary career and music to driveby still ranks high on anyone’s “west coast legends” playlist.
CHAOS (FEAT. KEN BOOTHE, AKIL FROM JURAS, K+LAB REMIX) (COLOURED 7 INCH)
coloured 7" Vinyl D21.06.18
7 inch single such as the record itself (alcazar), the second single chaos takes its influence from the golden age boom-bap era of hip-hop, that is smooth as velvet and helps transmit its message of social critique, love and hope. woxows message has been perfectly delivered by 2 great rappers, akil the mc from jurassic 5 (who doesnt need introduction) and blurum13 (well known for his works with dj vadim), while on the other side the chorus sang by the legendary ken boothe from jamaica it sounds like the icing on the cake, topping the tune with his soulful voice and a work songs feeling.
del the funky homosapien and amp live have teamed for gate 13. the full-length collaborative album pairs the hieroglyphics veteran and grammy nominee with the zion i and unified highway co-founder. after working together during amp’s authorized radiohead remix project, these friends from their oakland days embark on 15 tracks that fuse hip-hop, funk, edm, and more, with guests including goapele and eligh. as they explore their overlapping chemistry and challenging music to a new place, this album may be another portal into something progressive, futuristic, and fun.
you won’t find many producers quoting plato - ‘inner symbols’ takes its cue from the philosopher’s words “music is a moral law. it gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, charm and gaiety to life and everything”. influences are many and all, ranging from colonization and african diaspora to korean shamanism, doug hammond to junior byles.
UNTINTED: SOURCES FOR MADLIBS SHADES OF BLUE (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK19.06.18
as one of the most prolific hip hop producers of all time madlib collaborated with different artists and recorded own songs under different pseudonyms. during his outstanding year 2003 he released the crown on his work, the remix album shades of blue. the album untinted contains the source material for the project and is a fantastic intro to compare all the material from both recordings. it s a great dose of jazz in which madlib focuses on the soul and jazz stuff he used for the recordings. with songs by among others herbie hancock, horace silver and donald byrd the 12-track album gives you an indication of the way madlib created his pieces. pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
ESCAPE TO THE RED MOUNTAINS / WHO THE FUCK IS CUP OF TEA?
12" Vinyl D18.06.18
lockwood - escape to the red mountain
after the sampler and the studio58 album, lemonade proudly presents their newest press of fruits, the great story of lockwood s -escape to the red mountains- ep. after blue heron got featured on the sampler, lockwood s debut ep on lemonade is here and it s a pure escape from reality. with influences from jazz, house, garage & ambient, lockwood tells their story about a boy s adventure of becoming a man.
various artists - who the fuck is cup of tea?
some bleeps & bloops, cats in space & broken rhythms. expect some astral travellin, speakers not handlin, dance floor tremblin vibrations. come and enjoy our greenery, we <3 to share.
deep house legends craig smith and andrew mcgroarty finally let their long running instrumental hip-hop project out into the world. inspired by their love of soul, atcq jay dilla, and vintage drum machines. the sense of funky detail woven by craig smith/signal sounds imagines the world of patchwork hip hop as made famous by no-id & dilla. incredibly soulful very warm with a bounce in the beat femi fem (young disciples) craig smith is a og. coming back to his roots of chopping samples and adding drums with an ear that has been trained and sensiblilized for the soulful boom bap 30 years in the making. classic golden era break ya neck shit. marcel vogel (lumberjacks in hell) dj support femi fem (young disciples), phil asher, lay-far, afronaut, thatmanmonks, marcel vogel (lumberjacks in hell)
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.
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.
lb aka labat is a regular cat in the french circuit with releases on disques solaires, dko or recently wolf music. this ep highlights once again his unique style with an all inside mpc production blending samples with sharp signature beats. the opener is stone cold disco house jam in the deep parrish tradition. nothing new is a spacey hip hop joint taking you a ride to destination spice go - a detroish hip house beat. on flipside, celestial plan is a special party break with deep jazz samples mixed with a mpc signature that gives this track a very uncommon signature and groove. better be ready for this one before landing to sticky green countryside.
sami baha is a turkish producer based in south east london. his music was introduced to the world via his 2016 ep “mavericks” (planet mu), recorded while he was moving from istanbul to london where he’s now been living the last 3 years. sami got into producing through being a rapper himself, working with local rappers in turkey and producing beats for them, before setting his sights outside the country.
while his first record was focused around a more familiar trap based hiphop sound, “free for all” expands its range into more unfamiliar territory and also brings his production into focus by featuring a number of mcs from all corners of the globe: uk drill squad 67’s dimzy, stockholm’s yung lean and chicago rapper and singer dj nate (aka flexxbabii) who’s previously recorded on planet mu as a footwork producer. the record also features the rowdy sing-song of egyptian mcs dawsha and abanob from cairo whom sami met while on tour in egypt.
>your mind makes it real.< ahwlee. extensive global sticker promo campaign special bonus tracks release full-life april 2018 (digital only) life2 quotes : once you press play you want to listen to it from front to back. danny veekens (the find mag) life2 embodies the essence of the ancestors. the marriage of his kicks, snares and hi hats with those lush soul chops reminds me of the first time i fell in love with hip hop.
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los angeles producer sweatson klank builds his productions as if they were films, developing a story from start to finish. stylistically, fine lines his debut full length for friends of friends, picks up where his 2017 then i was me’ ep left off, melding forward thinking hip hop and electronics as a back drop for a soulful and sultry journey through a tumultuous love affair, loss of self, and the dark empty spaces in our minds. the songs on fine lines sit in a space occupied by hip hop, future r&b and house, yet the record cleverly transcends any single genre. while much of the production is hard hitting, the album manages to walk a tightrope between heartache and swagger. a meticulous fine line that weaves itself like a thread throughout. sweatson klank enlists a number of features on the album including newcomers ana calvo, sarah saldivia, and annie bass as well as past collaborator, montreal producer ango.