new ep from ethyène showcasing a raising maturity in his discography. drawing samples from library music. dub. soul and r&b. this record delivers everything house music has to. deepness. groove. love and sincerity. no need to say that by launching a new imprint ethyène decided to show a different side from his previous work. we can definitely feel it from the first second the record starts. with static. mashing up samples from 80 s dub music and west-coast funk to finally sound as a surprising modernized classic house anthem. the second track of the record enove lough features a deconstructed and mysterious rhodes loop delivering a smart groove until a delightful sexy vocal sample get in the mix to round off this deeper but easily danceable cut. the b-side of the record starts with cape town mambo . a tune whose graceful horns loop keeps the listeners on an endless dreamy trip while its mid-tempo jazzy beat will have them hips sensually shaking without any doubt. the record has its consistency assured with ending on a 100 bpm powerful hip-hop beat with high-pitched and happy vocals as the nirvana of this 4 tracks sensual and groovy journey.
special edition clear pressing – limited hand numbered 500.
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.
the mar-keys is the first house band from the label stax records. during the 60’s they recorded many songs and with their first single “last night” they made it to the top of the us charts. years after this massive success they released the album “the great memphis sound”. with the support of artists like isaac hayes and booker t. jones. guitarist steve cropper shows his skills in the jazz and soul sound from the music on the album. the instrumental tracks including song classics like “the girl from ipanema”. “in the mood” and “philly dog”.
the group started in the late 50’s as the royal spades and became known as the band where a lot of musical talents marked their first step in the industry. as a backing band they worked together with artists like otis redding. wilson pickett and carla thomas.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
repress black vinyl! 5 year anniversary of william devaughn s smooth soul classic remastered and reissued for 2018. diamond in the back / sunroof top / digging the scene with the gangster lean. does it get any smoother than that? stick this record on and get lost in that effortless bassline. sensual guitar licks. coupled with devaughn s silky vocals and you ll be right there kicking back in the cadillac. oft sampled by the likes of nwa and de la soul and covered multiple times. most notably on massive attacks debut album. on the b side you re treated to blood is thicker than water. devaughn s first single giving a taste of the masterfully stylish soul he was to carry throughout his career. repress on black vinyl 140g
im basement des legendären westlondoner flamingo clubs gab es den weniger bekannten americana club. wo jimi hendrix 1966 erstmals in england live auftrat. paul mccartney seine spätere ehefrau linda eastman kennenlernte und mitte der 1950er jahre ein mod-allnighter mit r&b. blues. jazz. calypso und ska stattfand. dem dieser gleichnamige lp-sampler mit 16 erfrischenden tracks gewidmet ist.
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.
dieser grandiose lp-sampler ist dem legendären northern soul-label okeh records gewidmet. das zwischen 1963-70 mit a&r manager carl davis und songschreiber curtis mayfield seine glanzzeit erlebte. 16 massive tunes und wenig bekannte raritäten von titus turner über jolly boy shepard bis jean dushon. von denen viele zum ersten mal wieder aufgelegt werden. darunter das damals unveröffentlichte “ocean of tears” von big maybelle.
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.
back in 1962 when this. their third album was released. the group consisted of smokey. ronnie white. pete moore and brother and sister bobby and claudette rogers. while he had yet to be featured in the billing by name that came in 1965 robinson’s photo was top and centre of the lp cover. the ten songs featured barely amounted to 27 minutes of music. but what i ll try something new may have lacked in quantity it more than made up for in quality. and the reason was clear. six of the ten songs stem from robinson s pen five solo efforts and the sixth. closing track this i swear. i promise . a co-write with janie bradford. let s savour an album that. as one perceptive critic put it. features the miracles at their early best... as young. eager kids just starting out. filled with optimism. youthful exuberance and enthusiasm. long before record-company politics. favouritism and restrictions changed the group forever.
tolles soul / r&b album für fans von blood orange. kindness. jamie lidell oder auch der s.o.s band. stimulator jones wird bereits seit einiger zeit in den einschlägigen kreisen hoch gehandelt und wurde auch von der bbc in deren “most exciting new music acts 2018” aufgenommen. eine weitere tolle entdeckung von stones’ throw!
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.
das langerwartete debüt-album der amerikanischen soul und r&b sängerin deva mahal erscheint am 23.03. und wurde von sir elton john bereits als fabelhaft bezeichnet. das verwundert auch nicht so wurde deva ihr enormes talent bereits in die waage gelegt ist doch niemand geringeres als taj mahal ihr vater. deva mahal hat in der vergangenheit bereits mit illustren künstlern wie tv on the radio. sharon jones & the dap kings als auch fat freddy’s drop gearbeitet und ist bei zahlreichen jazz festivals aufgetreten. als erste eigene vÖ erschien ende 2017 die ep “run deep”. die sich ad hoc in der renomierten new york times playlist wiederfand und den startschuss für ihre solo karriere bildete. das album wurde produziert von scott jacoby (vampire weekend. coldplay) und jarett wetherell (beyonce. fka twigs) und bietet einen einzigartigen sound der modernen r&b. pop. soul und gospel verbindet und dabei immer von der überragenden stimme deva mahals getragen wird. der ein oder andere song auf dem album würde auch einer adele gut zu gesicht stehen. die single snakes ist aktuell in der top 100 der deutschen airplay charts mit steigender tendenz!
the classic 1963 album. featuring the grammy-nominated. million-selling single and all-time classic r&b-track “it’s gonna work out fine”. pressing on 180 gram virgin vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
neben dem original-album aus dem jahre 1960 enthält diese 180 gramm vinyl zwei bonustracks. aus dem gleichen aufzeichnungszeitraum: messin‘ with the blues und das instrumental hold it. limitierte pressung auf 180 gramm vinyl.
the pendletons return with their latest ep. funk forever. a jazz flavored boogie affair with soul inspired song-writing that evokes old school vibes while still staying fresh and current. horn lines. yamaha dx7 keys and snapping hip hop inspired drum programming topped by sweet singing with heartfelt themes. the group carves out a bold new sound on these 5 solid tracks. featuring elive. potatohead people and ishtar. the pendletons are a long-standing boogie-funk and modern soul project of e da boss (of myron and e on stone s throw) and trailer limon. the group emerged with their very first release in 2010. a 7inch inch of coming down/waiting on you on the slept on record label. which set the tone for the group to emerge it instantly became a cult classic receiving constant play at nights like sweater funk and funkmosphere. and fetching for serious sums among collectors. most recently. in 2016. they released the ep gotta get out. the title track caught the ear of renowned dj gilles peterson. who liked it enough to release it on his brownswood bubbler compilation. in 2018 the group is hitting the ground running with a brand new ep out this spring. and a full-length album to follow later later in the year on the renowned bastard jazz label. now armed with a horn section. a vast array of accomplished jazz and funk contributors. and a knack for quality song-writing. the pendletons sound has shaped into something fresh and unique. setting it apart from the legions of imitators.
junction - a six track ep produced entirely by samrai & platt - features vocalists from jamaica. ireland & the uk and rounds off an excellent 12 months for the label & crew whove toured across north america. mexico and europe in 2017. the set kicks off with st favourite alexx a-game (originally voiced at his studio in kingston in 2016) urging listeners to free up their mind and souls and let the good times take control. it sets the tone for upcoming jamaican talent blvk h3ro to step up on the soulful party number cant wait (recorded at equiknoxx’s studios in vineyard town in 2016). which has been a staple in swing ting sets over the last 18 months. slowing the pace is addiction. a link up with irish artist and frequent murlo collaborator gemma dunleavy who lays down an impressive vocal over the skittering drums. muted guitar and glistening keys. the listen is interrupted momentarily for an interlude from gavsborg whose moving voicemail is accompanied by a poignant piano line from jp aka without understanding. one for the clubs turn it up features equiknoxxs shanique marie riding a stripped funky-esque riddim with ease. fittingly the set closes with contagious which finds two of manchester’s finest vocalists fox & tyler daley searching for an escape from the reality of our turbulent times over a refined yet sparkling production. the 12inch vinyl will be limited to 200 copies
sunlight by herbie hancockis a 1978 jazz-funk. fusion album. it features hancock’s vocals through a vocoder as well as performances by drummer tony williams and bassist jaco pastorius. this was when hancock began heading towards a more mainstream smooth jazz/r&b fusion. similar to fellow jazz-fusion pianist patrice rushen. the album produced a hit-single entitled “i thought it was you”. as a whole the album tends to lay more toward funk than a jazz record. and is reminiscent of much of the electro-funk of the time. this release marks the beginning of the 80s electro-era style that was more refined in herbie’s later albums such as “future shock” and “sound-system”. pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
eglo records are proud to present fatima s highly anticipated debut album yellow memories. featuring production work from the likes of floating points. theo parrish. oh no. scoop deville. computer jay. knxwledge and more. the velvet toned swede has truly crafted something special.
a glorious live disco workout harking back to the spirit of new yorks heyday when love and inclusivity ruled the dancefloor. featuring additional remix by rahaan. you need this in your life! you know that feeling when you hear a killer melody and it just sticks in your head and makes you wanna dance? call it disco. call it what you want. this song is packed with soul. emotion and a righteous hook. boasting a stunning vocal performance from us singer angela gooden and comes armed with heavy percussion. funky bass. and some serious rhodes. as part of a three track vinyl package on madrid label lovemonk. new york/madrid dj. producer and vinyl vendor oli stewart. better known as casbah 73. goes back-to-boogie-basics on the lead track. along with a b side re-fix by chicago s don of the disco edit. dj rahaan. and a full-on percussion jam instrumental cut. love saves the day is a joyous tribute to open-minded and inclusive clubs past and present with a sly nod to the seminal new york institutions like the loft and the paradise garage. but this record isn t some banal exercise in faithful reproduction. rather a exhuberant slice of soul-disco that reignites the spirit of these underground nightclubs. lofts and warehouses. casbah 73 has handpicked key musicians from around the globe and threaded all these together for a smack-you-on-the-lips belter. reverberating with positivity love really is the message. rahaan s on-the-spot offer to remix love saves the day came about after a chance meeting with casbah 73 in madrid. a couple of days were spent checking out records and drinking wine oli is one of europe s leading disco. soul and jazz vinyl dealers when he played rahaan an early demo. the rest. as they say. is history
raw rhythm & blues out of seattle! camelot records. operated by jan kurtis skugstad from 1964 to 1966. released an astounding number of singles and even full length albums during its short time of existence. camelot is best known in collector circles for two monster releases by organist ron buford (accompanied on vocals by ural thomas on deep soul). however within their output are still some recordings which not many people have heard of yet. this is exactly the case with the two songs by johnny lewis which you find on this sweet 45rpm single. unchain my heart and i got a woman are two really nice cover versions which sound even better on this properly mastered 45 with its crispy and raw sound.
limited edition of 500 copies. badass bollywood with a hint of funk and soul. aki kumar is hitting you hard with his choice cuts of vintage indian music. the propelling rhythms of “jaan e jaan” drag you in quick and the groove gets your head nodding and your feet moving. the flip is a slow burner full of nuance. just the right mixture of mood and melody to haunt your ears in just the right way. aki kumar from bombay to the bay bringing that classic lo-fi bollywood sound.
penthouse penthouse is a duo born out of the la-based crew team supreme. their debut lp ‘cruise control’ lands on alpha pup this february. with features from tony larchmont. carla. love logiq. kingjet and more. right in time for valentine’s day. cruise control is a smooth and sultry 9-tracker of r&b-tinged pop songs. in the short time since the group’s formation. they have collaborated with the likes of djemba djemba. mr. carmack. stwo. chloe martini. marvel alexander & promnite and have been billed with acts such as xxyyxx. sweater beats. salva. and the glitch mob. their music has received support from bbc radio 1. vice. earmilk. and la’s kcrw.
bobby van putten s the planty herbs project has been reveling in the edit world since 2010. although his output is frustratingly scattered for those who appreciate his tender touch. now though you can revel in the splendour of a full 12-track. double vinyl album that truly shows what putten is made of. from the mellow soul food of nothing lasts to the laidback hip hop funk of downgrade. the dusty house experiments of akustika to the poppy overtones of follow me now. this is the sound of an artist with a rich musical gift and a soulful instinct.
memories is a bold collection of uninhibited songs inspired by ady’s personal experiences. drawing on touchstones of british adolescence. the album covers a broad range of themes - from love and relationships through to mental health issues. all the tracks on memories are written by ady. and co-produced by ady alongside the likes of ivor novello winning cassel the beat maker (akala. plan b). richard archer. eric appapolay (neneh cherry. craig david. lionel ritchie) and grades (bastille. dua lipa. khalid). highlights include forthcoming single ‘need somebody to love’ which sees ady intertwine sprawling jazz with adolescent infatuation over a teardrop drumbeat and sparse choral samples.
a solid two sider for your soul box from the old town vaults. say it with feeling is a great mid tempo soul track which i have used as a warm up track for many years and had remained popular on the soul circuit as well. for me the real magic happens on the flip. conscience is a haunting mid tempo off-kilter number. memorable in the extreme. challenging to work it into a set. a charming. fascinating record. no wonder it was a huge popcorn spin in belgium.
fuzzed out and psychedelic covers of rare and classic tracks performed by san francisco’s monophonics. monophonics are back with a six-song ep that fuses the complimentary and explosive soul. rock and funk influences. proving themselves to be the rightful inheritors of the bay area’s impressive psychedelic soul sound. mirrors is comprised entirely of cover tunes. except that i doubt you’ve ever heard of half the deeply funky and soulful originals that inspired these soulful. tastefully produced. and timeless monophonics treatments. “we wanted to do a couple songs that were more familiar to people and then shine some light on groups we’re big into.” lead singer. keyboardist and co-producer kelly finnigan explains. it takes a lot of guts to cover your favorite songs. your van jams. that song you play as a shot of inspiration to break-up a marathon studio session. “not only are these great songs. but these are artists that we listen to and are influenced by.”
here come the james hunter six! serving yet another delicious dish of what you wish with the premier single off their upcoming lp. whatever it takes (dap-051). and i’ll be a monkey’s uncle if james hasn’t delivered two of his most compelling sides to date on this one. “i don’t wanna be without you” is a graduate level course in the three r’s of r&b: rhythm. rhyme. and romance. a sultry rumba sets the mood. as hunter swaggers in – donning his finest voice like a crisp tuxedo. complete with ruffled vibrato and rhyming cuff-links – and proceeds to lay on an absolute heart-stealin‘. deal-sealin’. panty-peelin‘ gem. on the flip. “i got eyes” loosens the collar and brings the metro- nome mark up a few clicks for a punchy tightened-up workout. edged-up with vibes and street corner backgrounds.
initially released on sonia e. pottinger s highly respected high note records in 1981. sonya spence s sings love lp was relatively overlooked at the time her album came out. sent on her final journey in 2007. the one-woman band leaves us with a legacy of exception. however. time and a small first pressing has made it an object of desire for collectors. deejays and lovers all around the world. and. though it was shamelessly bootlegged throughout history. it is the first that time that this bliss of an lp gets the official reissue treatment on wax. with the love and respect it deserves. beyond classic tracks let the flow on baby. where is the love and the reggae gem fantasy. this 10-tracker abounds with treasures. some of which cannot be found on the internet.
needle paw is the first solo album by nai palm. the lead singer and composer of r&b future soul outfit hiatus kaiyote. needle paw is the rawest glimpse into nai palm’s musical world. it is dreamlike. honest. and beautifully transparent. revealing her musical ruminations to listeners with a courageous vulnerability and artistic generosity. pressing on 180 gram audiophile double vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
lp in printed innersleeve + download code. jtothec managed to develop his own signature sound: authentic. original. playful. warm. just great music. the luscious and catchy melodies and ingenious arrangements give away influences of frank zappa. james brown. quincy jones. prince and jamie lidell.
“magic / chance to go far” is the first single off the “joseph ep” and is built on top of a tom misch guitar loop with a bumping 4/4 beat. swirling synthesizers and trish’s soulful vocals. stay tuned for much more to come!
(SITTIN ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY (LTD GOLDEN 7 INCH)
coloured 7" Vinyl D16.01.18
am 22. november 1967 nahm otis redding seinen größten hit “(sittin’ on) the dock of the bay” auf. er wurde der einzige hit. den redding sowohl in den r&b- als auch in den pop-charts auf position 1 platzieren konnte. doch das schicksal wollte es. dass otis redding dies nicht mehr erleben durfte: er kam vier wochen vor der veröffentlichung bei einem flugzeugunglück ums leben.
heute gehört der song mit der charakteristischen. gepfiffenen melodie am ende zu den bekanntesten und beliebtesten songs der musikgeschichte und zur säule des bahnbrechenden recording-katalogs von otis reddings. noch immer fasziniert er ganze generationen und gehört zu einer handvoll von songs aus den 1960ern. die über 100 millionen streams auf spotify verzeichnen!
50 jahre nach der erstveröffentlichung am 8 januar 1968. bringt rhino “(sittin’ on) the dock of the bay” als 7”-single auf goldfarbenem vinyl in einer detailgenauen reproduktion der original-monosingle heraus. als b-seite enthält es “sweet lorene” in der optischen wiedergabe als volt-veröffentlichung. verpackt in einer gestanzten hülle wie jene. die atlantic records seinerzeit benutzten. als sie die stax / volt-schallplatten vertrieben.
its not always about super rares. we got to cover those lp tracks as well. how this never made it onto a 45 ill never know. michael henderson s brilliant let love enter has always been an underground classic and is about to get a fire lit under it once again. simply the finest brazilian influenced soul jazz fusion. michael s bass playing. vocals and production are all over modern american black music. having played for miles davis. norman connors. marvin gaye. stevie wonder to name just a few. his influence is huge right through the industry as well being a million selling artist himself. you can still here his bass sampled in many a hip-hop track to this day.
a super rare disco / modern banger to end the year. star quake came out ofcolumbus.georgiaand that s about as far as they got. don t you know i love you is a relatively recent spin with o.g copies easily going for over $1000 and with good reason. a disco floater over some brilliant bass. i also edited the b side to remove the fade in so it can now be dropped easily in a club. happy new year.
TAKE ME APART (LTD. CLEAR 2LP+MP3+POSTER/GATEFOLD)
2x12" Vinyl UK01.12.17
das debütalbum von kelela ist ein vielschichtiges. oszillierendes porträt. das sich zugleich in die vergangenheit und in die zukunft des r&b erstreckt. was so nach relativ stabilen genregrenzen und zugehörigkeiten klingt. wird in ihren händen grenzenlos: take me apart steht für sich. es ist ein neues element. das nach eigenen regeln funktioniert. sich aber doch einreihen lässt in einen kanon von klangverwandten jüngeren albummeilensteinen. ehrlichkeit und verletzlichkeit waren schon immer die eckpfeiler ihrer musik auch wenn sie sich gelegentlich gepanzert in avantgardistischen electronica-schichtungen präsentiert . und auf take me apart geht sie nun sogar noch deutlich weiter. was den emotionalen tiefgang. wucht und gehalt ihrer message und auch die breite des klanglichen spektrums angeht. nach den lobeshymnen für ihre hallucinogen ep. feature-beiträgen für ihre langjährige verbündete solange. danny brown oder zuletzt den gorillaz. und nach supportauftritten für the xx. legt kelela mit take me apart den grundstein für eine sehr vielversprechende karriere.
ervin rucker started out as a pianist and composer in the 1950s. after he released his sole single on musette he changed his name to big daddy rucker in the late 60s. at the same time he founded his own gme label on which he released 45s under his own name as well as this one by dede copeland. the price i had to pay is jazzy soul track while the flip you gotta give up some money is an excellent sister funk cut. both cuts can also be found on the tramp records album the soulful side of gme & musette records
a rather fruity brazilian. french spoken erotic version f painel de controle single we put out a couple of years ago that sits somewhere between euro disco and the original track. always enjoyed playing this one out in the club as an answer record to the o.g so its good to have this one at 45rpm as well.
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.
we have always loved pure essence so delighted to be able to revisit the lp track and 45 as a 7- with third rock (less rare but imho better track) on the a side from a brand new master done by myself. untouchable disco funk of the highest order. ltd to 500 as are all the now-again vault release. no repress.
mit seiner gabe zum songwriting sprengt er die grenzen von r&b. pop und soul. seine texte präsentieren einen faszinierenden blick auf die welt – kaum verwunderlich. dass rationale ein gefragter mann ist. rag’n’bone man (»wolves«. »guilty« und »life in her yet«). katy perry (»act my age«) und nause (»dynamite«) zählten bereits auf sein talent. dazu wurde ihm prominente unterstützung von kollegen zuteil. u. a. von ellie goulding. die seinen track »tethered« regelmäßig covert. und bastille. die rationale einluden. sie auf ihrer europatour zu begleiten.
nun präsentiert rationale seine eigene künstlerische vision mit seinem selbstbetitelten debütalbum. neben einer fülle von neuem material enthält es ausgewählte highlights seiner bisherigen karriere – darunter das 14 millionen mal gestreamte »fast lane«. die überragende live-hymne »deliverance« und das emotionale intensive »prodigal son«.
der großteil des albums wurde von rationale produziert. der kanadische producer stint (u. a. gallant. nao) arbeitete an »tumbling down«.
das debütalbum von kelela ist ein vielschichtiges. oszillierendes porträt. das sich zugleich in die vergangenheit und in die zukunft des r&b erstreckt. was so nach relativ stabilen genregrenzen und zugehörigkeiten klingt. wird in ihren händen grenzenlos: take me apart steht für sich. es ist ein neues element. das nach eigenen regeln funktioniert. sich aber doch einreihen lässt in einen kanon von klangverwandten jüngeren albummeilensteinen. ehrlichkeit und verletzlichkeit waren schon immer die eckpfeiler ihrer musik auch wenn sie sich gelegentlich gepanzert in avantgardistischen electronica-schichtungen präsentiert. und auf take me apart geht sie nun sogar noch deutlich weiter. was den emotionalen tiefgang. wucht und gehalt ihrer message und auch die breite des klanglichen spektrums angeht. nach den lobeshymnen für ihre hallucinogen ep. feature-beiträgen für ihre langjährige verbündete solange. danny brown oder zuletzt den gorillaz. und nach supportauftritten für the xx. legt kelela mit take me apart den grundstein für eine sehr vielversprechende karriere.
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”.
the four tops were among a number of groups. including the miracles. the marvelettes. martha and the vandellas. the temptations. and the supremes. who established the motown sound around the world during the 1960s. the group was the main male vocal group for the highly successful songwriting and production team of holland–dozier–holland. who crafted a stream of hit singles on motown. their immaculate four-part harmonies gave voice to many of motowns most enduring songs. their self-titled album (1964) included the singles *baby i need your loving* and *ask the lonely*. you would be hard pressed to find two better singles on a debut album. both being the cornerstones of four tops. a debut to remember.
pressing on audiophile 180 gram vinyl.
die »erfolgreichste weibliche r&b-künstlerin der letzten 25 jahre« (billboard). zugleich die unumstrittene »queen of hip-hop-soul«. ist zurück: mary j. blige veröffentlicht ihr neues studioalbum »strength of a woman« und unterstreicht erneut. wie relevant sie auch nach einem vierteljahrhundert im rampenlicht ist.
POPCORN SOUL PARTY - BLENDED SOUL AND R&B 1958-62 (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK07.08.17
exzellenter sampler mit 16 massiven tracks aus der belgischen popcorn-Ära rund um den gleichnamigen club in vrasene (flandern) und seinem dj gilbert govaert. opener ist die vielgesuchte top-rarität “keelin kinda lonesome” von willie j charles. während die tunes von ki ki page und chance halladay hier zum ersten mal auf vinyl wiederveröffentlicht werden! ein schmuckstück für soul/r&b-vinylsammler.
grandioser northern soul-sampler. der 16 perlen von hochkarätern wie nina simone. joe simon. bobby adams und grover mitchell vereint und dazu superbe tunes von ricky rezell. bertha tillman. george allen. mary johnson und eddie banks with the five dreamers erstmals seit original-release wieder auf vinyl verfügbar macht. ein schmuckstück für soul/r&b-vinylsammler!
two hard-edged dancefloor r&b killers back to back from one of the true blues greats. elmore james. with his unique. uptempo rendition of the delta standard rollin and tumblin backed up with the equally frenetic stranger blues
taken from the forthcoming album the funky side of virtue recording studios. this super soul double-sider from bob marshall & the a/cs gives you a proper idea of what you can expect from the full length album. raw soul. heavy funk. slick disco grooves. vocal and instrumental treats. male and female singers. all on one album!
eli paperboy reed come and get it (2010 uk 12-track vinyl lp - having been hailed by critics and fans alike for his first album roll with you . us soul sensation eli -paperboy- reed returns with the follow-up. come and get it . the single of the same name is a blast of sheer soulful exuberance. a paean to love. lust and desire. bursting with horns. pounding drums and that sweet. sweet eli -paperboy- reed voice. it harks back to the 60 s sounds of classic motown and stax good-time recordings. the kind of floor-filler that would tear up the dancehalls of the northern soul scene across the uk).
ihre geschichte ist ein wahres hip-hop-märchen: bei einem photoshooting trafen sich hip-hop-king notorious b.i.g.. einer der bis heute weltweit einflussreichsten rapper. und rap-queen faith evans zum ersten mal - neun tage später feierten sie bereits ihre hochzeit. damit begann die wohl legendärste aller love-storys der hip-hop-geschichte. die bis zum (bis heute unaufgeklärten) brutalen mord an b.i.g. andauerte.
zwanzig jahre danach schuf faith evans jetzt das album “the king & i”. das die geschichte ihres gemeinsamen lebens erzählt. es enthält neue vocals von faith. die im studio mit der originalstimme von biggie smalls zusammengeführt wurde - teils bekannte. teils selten gehörte oder gar nie veröffentlichte rhymes aus b.i.g.s archiven. dazu kommen etliche gastfeatures von weggefährten des rap-traumpaars und anderen mitgliedern des hip-hop-adels. darunter busta rhymes. jadakiss. lil’ cease. lil’ kim. sheek louch. styles p und snoop dogg.
FUNKY CHIMES: BELGIAN GROOVES FROM THE 70S PART 2 (2X12 INCH LP. 180 G VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl lp.180 g BE31.05.17
2lp gatefold with liner notes. 180gr vinyl. funky chimes is a two-hour collection of excellent and unique grooves. it contains 27 of the most interesting yet long forgotten belgian dance tracks from the seventies.
FUNKY CHIMES: BELGIAN GROOVES FROM THE 70S PART 1 (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl BE31.05.17
2x12 inch lp gatefold with liner notes. 180gr vinyl. funky chimes is a two-hour collection of excellent and unique grooves. it contains 27 of the most interesting yet long forgotten belgian dance tracks from the seventies.
record kicks proudly presents new oporto soul diva marta ren & the groovelvets! following on from her smashing tunes 2 kinds of men and summers gone released in 2013 on record kicks. i m not your regular woman is their new single from the much awaited upcoming debut lp stop. look. listen that will hit the streets at the beginning of february 2016. i m not your regular woman is a floorshaking cover up version of lucille mathis sister funk classic and serves as a good introduction of what you ll have to expect from the debut full length: 60s pure dynamite sound! the flip. be ma fela showcases an afro instrumental stormer by her powerful groovelvets that the black president himself would be proud of. the final result makes it a party starter 45 essential for all djs and funk & soul lovers.
henry thomas low key 45 on raptown records has until now been a featured in the record boxes of deep boogie and two step dj s who know the deal. it s now time for it to spread its fm synth wings to bigger dancefloors. what more do you want. a solid two sider that only slipped through ebay a few times on the cheap as people did not know it. managed to bag one of those myself and with some help from a good friend track henry down. alive. well and looking forward to his music getting a revival.
i released zebra over 10 years ago on 12- year ago when at jazzman records but deicded to do it on the original format with a brand new master as its always been a favorite 70s dancefloor killer (huge on the deepfunk scene in the early 2000s) and i needs to fit in peoples 45 box. 500 only.
it’s difficult to describe the feeling when you know you’ve heard something that eclipses the mighty mr bird & greg blackman’s ramrock blue modern soul 12” classic ‘over again’ featuring the now legendary tom moulton remix. but many of you are going to experience that feeling and your feedback is going to reflect that moment when that single musical droplet of universal joyful harmony hits your hippocampus and you dissolve with happiness.
unafraid to push boundaries. ephemerals third album. egg tooth. explores new directions: their modern soul and r&b songs now tinged with flavours of jazz. afrobeat. psychedelia and bluesy cinematic orchestral arrangements. with influences ranging from nina simone to kate tempest. steve reich to alice coltrane. egg tooth sees songwriter hillman mondegreen and singer wolfgang valbrun combine beautifully. marrying direct and honest lyricism with powerful vocal delivery. it s an album with recurring themes of rebirth. love. world politics and philosophy in a varied and eclectic collection of songs - an eclecticism perhaps a reflection of ephemerals diverse backgrounds: the singer wolfgang is a new yorker living in paris. the writer in nottingham. the sax player lives in france. while the keys. trumpet and rhythm section are in bristol. sussex and london.