soul food taqueria continued tommy guerrero’s blissful guitar soul but represented a step forward with its polished production and greater complexity of instrumentation. denied the promotion it deserved upon release. it flew under the radar. it is now the most wanted record of guerrero’s wondrous back catalogue. this fresh limited edition has been remastered. cut on to heavyweight double vinyl and is presented in a deluxe gatefold jacket.
an enticing taste of the upcoming debut album ‘eventual reality’ by the james l’estraunge orchestra. brainchild of scottish producer ricky reid. pianist on both 6th borough project albums and one half of the soul renegades alongside craig smith. the james l’estraunge orchestra is “the band that never was”. lovingly pieced together from a series of late-night studio sessions with some incredibly talented jazz and classical players. best described as jazz arranged with dance music sensibilities. the james l’estraunge orchestra sound is warm and organic. atmospheric and at times somewhat bleak. a perfect reflection of the remote log cabin in which it was created. immediately iconic both musically and lyrically. ‘closer’ is a powerful commentary on today’s self-regarding. materialistic world with a strong message of hope for a better tomorrow. combining lush. live instrumentation and climactic. cinematic composition. closer’s emotive. almost springsteen-like vocals are performed by ricky reid himself. ‘groovin’ you’ covers a classic from harvey mason: a bass led. heavyweight instrumental jazz-dance workout featuring some impressive brass and woodwind solos bolstered by spine- tingling string swells and tight. rolling drums.
ernie hawks debut album scorpio man is nearly here. and about to be released during the first quarter of 2018. the way will be paved with a fresh 7 single that lifts the gritty jazz funk of scorpio walk from the album on the a side and pairs it up with the mystic groover message of love. a non-lp track only available on this release.
i cant love you anymore is the first single by hard working soul performer carlton jumel smith recorded with cold diamond & mink. and the man has revealed his middle name just for the occasion. otherwise known simply as carlton j. smith. theres no doubt he has swallowed a large pill of soul since seeing james brown live at the apollo theatre as an 8-year old. smiths timmion debut single sinks him into drum heavy southern flavored deep soul. a style that comes out of him naturally as water from a mountain spring. backing him up on the falsetto parts is pratt. who recently turned some heads with his pratt & moody release lost lost lost on stylart records. and together the two basically nail it. when looking for artists. who just seem to move through time effortlessly with a steady air of confidence. passion and precision. one might pick up the phone and give cjs a call. even though his discography of couple of late 2000s albums and some guest spots in early 90s soulful house 12inches is a bit mysterious. there seems to be not one bit of difficulty to his craft or personality. as a recording artist. i cant love you anymore is a new opening into raw soul territory. and it is just what the world needs today. he laid down an album worth of tracks on his last helsinki visit. and this might be something to look forward to.
TAITU - SOUL-FUELLED STOMPERS FROM 1960S-1970S ETHIOPIA (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK19.02.18
ernesto chahoud’s ‘taitu’ is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s addis ababa. a breathless journey through the unique ethio sound that bands were forging at the time. the 24-track compilation is the result of the lebanese dj and crate digger’s decadelong love affair with the ‘golden age’ of ethiopian music.
kadena - multi track version parts 1 and 2. which are un released stripped down versions .- sampled by ghetto boys -mind playing tricks on me- rap hip hop classic. stands out the most what i love about this song. guitars are the main hook. the horns sections stripped out. plus added guitar solo on part 2 breaks it down for that heavy soul . funk fuzz..
the ep contains two solo tunes and one made in collaboration with jovia armstrong. keith beber. carolyn ferrari and craig huckaby. it’s parrish’s first release since last year’s gentrified love part 3. made with amp fiddler and ideeyah.
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.
should not need any introduction to deep disco heads. huge spin for red greg. floating points. jeremy underground etc. love tempo is this years banger in january. well know to those deep in the game for some time but dog rare and good makes finding an o.g a fantasty. so here you go my pleasure.
solar shield kicked off the austin boogie crew records discography with a bang in 2014 with his -reesis- 45 -- so much so that the labelhad to press it 3 times to meet demand. now . austin boogie crew present his much anticipated selftitled lp with 9 tracks of laid back modern funk! . austin. tx. musician chris mcdowell is a wonder on the keys. under his solar shield moniker texas producer chris mcdowell creates exuberant compositions that elegantly walk a tightrope between modern funk and electronic beat music. this quality nine track release features songs created between 2011 and 2013. settling into the modern funk cannon of 2018 with ease.
more fire from aaron broomfields archive. here we have two sought after sides. im gonna miss ya was transferred from tapes by aaron himself and is a brilliant boogie joint thats highly coveted on many scenes for good reason. on the flip we have got the super rare and relatively unknown does anybody really know. one for the heads. no master exists for this but jeremy underground kindly lent me his minty copy to master from. jeremy is a man who possess extremely good taste in modern soul and disco and who we will be working with more in the future
known in the record collecting world as an incredibly rare album with just a handful of known copies. we present for the first time the full length album reissue of the two sisters from bagdad album as performed by la vice & co.
plantation lullabies is the debut studio album by american singer-songwriter. rapper. bassist. and vocalist me’shell ndegéocello (also meshell ndegeocello). the album was originally released in 1993 to widespread critical acclaim and has since been viewed as a landmark neo soul record.
meshell’s music incorporates a wide variety of influences. including funk. soul. jazz. hip hop. reggae and rock. she has received significant critical acclaim throughout her career and has had ten career grammy award nominations.
plantation lullabies received a nomination for a 1995 grammy award in the category of best r&b album. -if that’s your boyfriend- was nominated for best female r&b vocal performance and best r&b song.
pressing on audiophile 180 gram double vinyl.
“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!
idris muhammad was an american jazz drummer who recorded extensively with many musicians. including bob james. ahmad jamal. lou donaldson. pharoah sanders. john scofield. george benson. lonnie smith and tete montoliu. power of soul is his best known album and is one of the reasons that idris muhammad is regarded as the drumming king of groove. featuring the arrangements and keyboards of bob james. the saxophone punch of grover washington. jr.. guitarist joe beck. trumpeter randy brecker. percussionist ralph macdonald. and the knife-edge slick production of creed taylor. this 1974 album is a burning piece of deep. jazzy soul and grooved-out bliss.
remastered audio on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
lion and the mean ecstasy of “you’ve got a woman”. the b-side to their sole release comprise a rare burst of psychedelic western soul from two names best known for dutch progressive rock and new wave. drummer peter de leeuwe. departing from the symphonic leanings of dutch prog-fixtures ekseption. penned it in 1975. layering syncopated explosions of hand-claps. vibraslap and slick drumwork with neutron-star density. with super-producer hans van hemert nearly bursting glenn robles vocals through the fore. the shoes subtle edit provides exactly that. gently teasing the organ- and requintohinted contours of the track to better suit the treasure within. chicago-based septet whitney have brought some attention to youve got a woman with a recent cover. and the faith with which they recreate much of the original instrumentation proves the extent of lions accomplishment.
known by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music. jackie shane has remained largely unknown outside toronto. where her career briefly flowered in the 1960s. beyond her unmistakable gift of the gab. shane is a pioneer of transgender rights. born in a male body but unabashedly living her entire life as a woman at a time when to do so seemed unthinkable. any other way is the first artist-approved collection of ms. shanes work. ollecting all six of her 45s and every highlight from the legendary 1967 live sessions at the sapphire tavern. including three mind blowing. previously- unreleased tracks. rob bowman’s 20.000 word essay is jackies first communication with the public in nearly half a century. telling for the first time ever jackie shanes story in her own words. this deluxe two album set is copiously illustrated with never-before seen pictures from a career and a life unlike any other.
following the success of our recent reissues of classic tracks from the vaults team-jalapeno decided to start 2018 strong with another 7inch release of two certified bangers from our very own breaks legends skeewiff. our dear label co-founders and creative minds whose four skeewiff albums set the agenda for the jalapeno funk machine that you know and love alex rizzo and elliot ireland have never been found wanting. these guys are the godfathers of the lounge and breaks scenes. they put the fun into funk. and if rumours are to be believed they could mix before they could walk! from the very first opening horns salvo on mexican flyer you know this track means business. a driving bassline and in-your-face drums provide the backdrop for all sorts of sonic madness with dj cuts. horn solos and breaks galore. it s a bona-fide fiesta that fits neatly in your 45s bag. with this little number in the arsenal the only worry that the djs will have is the stampede to the dancefloor. over on the flipside delta dawn sees the guys get a little help from a famously little lady with one of the most recognisable voices in country music. but make no mistake this is no barn dance… breaks. bass and a healthy dose of hammond wizardry inject the funk into proceedings to complete this 7inch club weapon of mass destruction. it s a double act that s up there with the best of them and a must have for fans of jalapeno and high quality party music
having co-compiled two albums. the real sound of chicago and the real sound of chicago and beyond for bbe. dj and producer mark grusane steps out of the shadows to present the real sound of mark grusane.
a highly personal selection of modern soul. disco and a little touch of boogie. these rare tracks have all been respectfully edited. chopped up or extended by mark himself. apart from the odd private vinyl pressing. or occasionally handing an edit over to close friends and djs such as fellow bbe artist sadar bahar. mark has never before made these tracks available (despite the throng of people waiting around to ask each time he finishes a set).
(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.
tracy island announces episode 2 of the 10 piece concept series with the unlimited. this time the musical transmission comes from beach wizards. the secondary alias of the well renowned collective seahawks. offering their interpretation of island mentality. the release opens with the ever growing mood of the diamond sea - 18 minutes of building disco strings and stabs. rolling bongos and percussion. and intermittent ambience with an a side offering a true listening experience. dont you wanna get off. get out the city they called. the b side starts and ends with the lulling sound of midnight waves in a downbeat balearic boogie of rain chimes and head nodding subs. between these tides interjects lucky dips on the b2. with melodies from an aquatic saxophone from below the surface.
jackson 5 - christmas album. the only festive album from the jackson family. includes the hit single version of -santa claus is coming to town-. -i saw mommy kissing santa claus- and -santa claus is coming to town-.
audiophile re-mastering by ray staff at air mastering. lyndhurst hall. london. pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
the best r&b songwriter and soul singer that most people have never heard of. sam dees has written songs for countless artists. including gladys knight. aretha franklin. whitney houston. george benson. the temptations. teddy pendergrass. millie jackson. jackie wilson. the manhattans. regina belle. kc & the sunshine band. willie clayton. and many others. he’s also a pretty fine singer. having recorded for the chess. atlantic. polydor. and sss labels. and he had a nice string of his own hits in the 1970s.
his 1975 atlantic album “the show must go on” has long been regarded by southern soul aficionados as one of the best of the genre. sounding a bit like a deeper-voiced curtis mayfield (in both style and theme). dees sings with assurance. wisdom. passion. and a whole lot of soul here. songs like “child of the streets”. “troubled child”. & “what’s it gonna be”. share mayfield’s commitment to social commentary. and dees knows his way around a love song. too.
a little bit of somethin’ is a quietly majestic gem. brimming with guerrero’s horizontal “loose grooves”. these brief but innovative instrumentals demonstrate a rich variety and. as such. comprise an lp that is aptly titled. an enchanting start-to-finish listen. it was instantly regarded as essential upon release via mo wax in 2000. it has aged remarkably well.
this fresh limited edition has been remastered. cut on to heavyweight double vinyl and is presented in a deluxe gatefold jacket.
luiz mendes jr or junior mendes was a ubiquitous figure in the brazilian soul / funk scene of the 70s and early 80s. contributing to compositions for bands such as banda black rio. tim maia. sandra de sa and many more. this. his only solo album has remained off the map (unless you re a collector of rare brazilian vinyl). despite his huge contribution to brazilian music the lp has remained unissued until now. 35 years after its recording.
for this album. ebo joined forces with 12-piece band ‘the pelikans’ — from the cape coast region of ghana — led by bessa simmona. with rhythm guitarist fifi orleans lindsay. a genuine ‘holy-grail’ of ghanaian music and one of ebo’s most saught-after.
the album was released on the small abookyi label. named after a nightclub they played in called pelikans. and sung in english and fante. this was the first album where ebo sang on tracks. such as the classic ‘come along’. on which he also plays keyboard. this song clearly defined a new direction in highlife and has become a ghanaian funk anthem. ‘come along’ formed the basis of sadat x’s ‘remember that’ hip hop jam from 2011.
this official mr bongo re-issue is packaged in our new & improved heavyweight ‘tip-on’ sleeves. printed in japan. pressed on high quality vinyl. audio restored to the best of our ability. with label designs and artwork as per the original release.
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.
A GRAM OF BOOGIE (THE STORY OF LEE MOORE / SCORE RECORDS & LM RECORDS) (5X 12 INCH)
5x12" Vinyl UK11.12.17
arkansas native. lee moore moved to memphis in 1975 with only one goal in mind: to make it big in the music industry and to release music that would be played in new york. l.a and everywhere in between. as a singer and songwriter lee moore spent the 1980s collaborating in memphis with the best of the best session musicians and vocalists from labels like volt and stax records to record and release futuristic boogie. soul. and funk. in his quest for a unique sound. he constantly reinvented himself. creating projects with new aliases and concepts. scraping together studio time. and hustling. even today. moores music sounds ahead of its time.
die ultimative rhino vinyl compilation! Über 28 tracks der northern soul all nighter anthems bieten große hits zu einem günstigen preis. qualitäts-klassiker von atlantic. atco. loma. reprise und warner brothers. mit dabei: chuck wood. tami lynn. the coasters. archie bell & the drells.
does this need an explanation? my two favourite dj sides from stark reality catalog. for say brother i fixed the eq and made it a bit more club friendly also editing the crazy tripped out ending out which maybe controversial but always freaked the dance floor out so i cut that out to gain some extra volume and bass. on the flip we got bustin out of doors which has always been a favourite warm-up record again without the random ending. to make it extra cute i used the o.g hoagy carmichael’s music shop illustration. 500 only. no repress.
you may know aretha franklins scintillating one step ahead from its vital role in the oscar-winning movie moonlight. you may also know it as providing the beautifully melancholic backdrop for mos defs 1999 hit ms fat booty. the inaugural be with 7inch is a special one indeed. containing the first ever officially licensed reissue of arethas all-time deep soul classic. one step ahead was not included on any of her columbia studio albums. and remains one of her rarest releases. on the flip. i cant wait until i see my babys face is a thrilling. goosebump-inducing killer and an unfairly slept-on rendition of this eternal track. the single comes housed in a custom printed full-colour company sleeve and is limited to just 1000 copies
record kicks proudly presents james browns original funky diva martha high with japans funk ambassadors osaka monaurail. the 45 vinyl is limited to 500 copies worldwide and anticipates martha highs forthcoming album tribute to my soul sisters out onn record kicks on november 17.
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
this customarily smooth set from 1981 is perhaps most famous for featuring three unforgettable tracks made with marcos valle. rio’s pop-soul wunderkind was exploring soul textures at the same time as leon was absorbing the rich flavour of brazilian harmonics. together. they crafted rhythmically sophisticated and melodically adventurous soul.
the r.d.m. band. with singer milton campbell. were from maple shade. new jersey and recorded two virtue singles in 1969. they released their final 45 on the obscure zoom records label in the early 70s. “give up” and “how can i get in touch with you” can also be found on the tramp records album “virtue recording studios”.
wer über jahrzehnte hinweg tolle musik hören wollte. musste nur einen blick auf den bildschirm werfen. tv- und film-soundtracks waren oft die arbeit von us-legenden wie lalo schiffrin. oliver nelson & quincy jones und ihrer britischen kollegen ronnie hazelhurst und alan hawkshaw. sie alle schufen den soundtrack der 60er und 70er jahre zu einer zeit. als film und tv-musik unverschämt funky waren. hier knüpft auch andy tolman und sein musikalisches cartel an. von jazz zu soul und funk bietet cyphe- den soundtrack zu einem imaginären film.
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.
hier kommt die jährliche -soul togetherness compilation mit den besten modern-soul tracks des jahres. 15 erstklassige soul-jams. die teilweise erstmals auf tonträger erhältlich werden. mit highlights von omar zusammen mit dem los charlys orchestra. tawatha agee (gastsängerin von mtume) zusammen mit aeroplane. kenny thomas mit thames river soul (produziert von und featuring incognito). wez und the groove association. beide ex-mitglieder der brit-funk-band second image. sowie leela james (bekannt aus der us-reality-show r&b divas: los angeles. amp fiddler. faith evans. trina broussard und lifford.
sa-ha-ra are a london based writing and production team led by peter hinds keyboards player of uk funk outts light of the world. incognito and beggar & co. with partners steve sinclair and kevin ellis they wrote and produced the enduring club classic “love so fine”. this 9 track vinyl album for 2017 includes tracks which expand on the sa-ha-ra sound and includes dance. soul and funk.
dynamite cuts gives you a fully licensed release from chiaroscuro records for the first time these two tracks have been released onto 7” 45 vinyl. “funny girl” has been edited for a fresh new 45 cut. limited edition vinyl - 450 copies only!
myke forte announces lessons. his progressive future-funk inspired instrumental ep. proud winner of numerous beat battles. featured on adobe website and a collaboration with samsung x hypebeast myke has partnered up with world renowned illustrator daniel isles (dirty robot) to bring out this widely anticipated ep which showcases his silky production skills displayed on the recent remix with prolific dj/producer chris read and chicago mc pugs atomz released on uk record label bbe earlier this year. from tracks like -the lightbulb- to -fallen star- myke creates glistening. synth-driven electric-soul with each melody on this 7 track debut ep.
lessons started out as a reminder that no matter what life throws at you. good or bad there is a lesson to be learnt. myke has captured that from the titles of the tracks to the dynamic soundscapes featured on this contemporary and imaginative piece of work.
previously released on the japanese based imprint b-side mello. louisden has joined forces with mello to bring you the exclusive vinyl pressing of this project which now includes 2 extra bonus tracks.
»a brand new me: aretha franklin with the royal philharmonic orchestra« verbindet ihre legendäre stimme aus den berühmtesten songs. die die »queen of soul« für atlantic records aufnahm. mit brandneuen arrangements. die vom royal philharmonic orchestra eingespielt wurden. aretha franklins unverwechselbare stimme wurde mit diesen neuen orchester-arrangements auf »a brand new me« wunderbar verschmolzen. die ebenfalls neu arrangierten und aufgenommenen backing-vocals stammen von grammy-gewinnerin patti austin. the royal philharmonic orchestra nahm seine parts in den londoner abbey road-studios auf.
das ergebnis dieser außergewöhnlichen bearbeitung besteht in einem zeitlosen album. das den soul. den groove und die gospelpower von franklins weltweit verehrter stimme erhält und einmal mehr in einem neuen kontext herausstellt. unter den highlights befinden sich neu imaginierte versionen von klassikern wie den zeitlosen billboard-no.1-hits »respect«. »think«. »don’t play that song (you lied)« und »angel«.
das album wurde von nick patrick und don reedman produziert. die auch für den weltweiten erfolg des albums »if i can dream: elvis presley with the royal philharmonic orchestra« verantwortlich sind. das vor kurzem in vielen ländern die charts toppte und mehr als 1.5 millionen exemplare verkaufte.
tramps feeling nice series has positioned itself as a universally accepted essential cultural and historical document of some of the greatest unknown local vernacular american black music of the sixties and seventies. the feeling nice series has been dedicated to filling in the blanks between the more well known cuts of so-called deep funk canon and drawing out the relationships and stories behind and between the tunes and the artists. and ultimately creating a dialogue that serves to enlighten and enliven a true anti-racist discussion of american popular music specifically and of global human music in general. with feeling nice vol. 4. tramp continues this important conversation. and having spent over 700 days unearthing a rousing selection across the board. offers it to you. now. as a double lp with full-color label scans. never before seen promo shots. and detailed biographical information - in some cases in the words of the artists themselves! also includes a single-sided bonus 7 inch plus download code for the full release. all housed in a gatefold sleeve.
the third artist album on omena is here. for the dreamers by saine. an effortless blend of crisp beat-work and delicate textures. the album feels equally suited for playing out loud or for those hazy summer night headphone marathons. album artwork by rickard ljungdahl eklund label artwork by ivo kiusalaas (bildansvarig) mastering by andreas saag
from portland’s burgeoning music scene comes a creative statement in the form of “tease”. the full length collaborative album by singer/songwriter blossom and producer hot16. meticulously thought out in every detail. “tease” shows the work of two sophisticated artists making their mark with an expertly written. performed. and produced lp that will undoubtedly find its way into your home and heart.
what started as a single guest feature quickly transformed into a full 8-song joint venture when it became instantly clear that the two artists brought out the best in each other. blossom’s poetic lyrics and emotive tones meld effortlessly around hot16’s unique production. strong. black. and imbued with magic. blossom shows depth & feeling in every note while hot16’s soulful tracks work as the perfect backdrops for her beautiful odes to identity. empowerment. love. and its accompanying heartache.
with a multitude of styles reflected on the album. each song can rightfully stand on its own. however. “tease” is best understood within the context of the whole. as genres are allowed to meld together and a its larger narrative unfolds.
take note. as the album is both a sonic world unto itself. as well as only a tease of what’s to come.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
ikebe shakedown is back! “supermoon” is the first single from their upcoming album “the way home” (out worldwide october 20). they started with us and we are proud to release their fourth album as they continue to grow and evolve into an instrumental force to be reckoned with! “supermoon” sets the tone for a fantastic full-length.
MUKATSUKU PRESENTS BIOSIS NOW / AFRO TRAIN BAHAMAS TROPICAL FUNK VS IVORY COAST AFRO FUNK (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK08.11.17
after mukatsuku records summer hammond organ screamer from billy hawks (mukat 052) the label goes deep on an international funk tip. few years ago label manager nik played in france and the promoter pulled out a biosis now 45 that he never knew existed up till then and was generally thought to be a long album track only. an extensive search revealed nothing online including popsike/discogs/ebay except a tropical seller who d just bought a huge caribbean collection with the record included saying he d never seen it before either and he was keeping itâ€.¦failing to secure a copy themselves the label licensed it instead and created their own 45 edit which retains all the funk & soul of the elongated album version into a 7 inch friendly format. on the flipside and 1973 tumba safari from afro train get s a funky afrobeat re touch for peak time club play that would save you several hundred pounds on an original if you could actually find a copy !
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.
recording and touring together on and off for several years now. sonic journeyman dj vadim and californian songwriter katrina blackstone unveil their long awaited full-length album ‘double sided’. released on bbe music. after providing a pair of stellar guest appearances on vadim’s 2014 dubcatcher album. katrina blackstone joined vad on tour and the duo have been steadily laying down tracks ever since. eschewing samples in favour of drum machines. guitars and a dizzying array of synths. vadim’s compositions on ‘double sided’ range from dubby downtempo grooves to upbeat afroboogie business. katrina’s crystal clear vocals. catchy melodies and highly relatable lyrics provide the perfect foil for vadim’s raw productions.
this double lp set is ensconced in a thick tip-on gatefold jacket splashed with a colorful spread of vivid archival imagery accumulated over a decade of research into the columbus. ohio culture. the liner notes serve as an in-depth history of columbus soul music. linking the capsoul label with the prix label and norman whiteside s wee project (recently sampled by kanye west).
when it comes to living legends in the texas and latin music pantheon. few have been at it longer and are more revered by their fans and peers than soul vocalist and mexican-american songwriter and bandleader sunny ozuna. he became a star right out of high school in the late ‘50s and hasn’t looked back in the six decades since.
among countless other honors and notable achievements. sunny was the first latino artist to appear on dick clark’s “american bandstand” (in 1963). songs like “put me in jail.” “talk to me.” “should i take you home.” “my dream” and “smile now. cry later” still bring crowds to their feet throughout the southwest and california and around the world at “oldies” and “lowrider soul” events. and after releasing dozens of albums since the mid-1960s (in spanish and english). sunny still keeps a busy schedule and loves performing as much as he did as a teenager. his classic 45s regularly change hands for hundreds of dollars among collectors around the world. affirming his timeless appeal.
this new compilation on brooklyn’s acclaimed big crown label is a lovingly curated selection of songs from the years 1966 to 1972. all compositions were originally released on sunny’s key-loc label. formed after his national star had been established. so he could have control of his own musical destiny. with sunny hits – a mix of originals and some great covers thrown in mr. brown eyed soul is an excellent celebration of sunny’s amazing body of work. and a perfect introduction for newcomers.
produced in full collaboration and cooperation with ozuna himself. the cd and lp packaging includes liner notes by texas music scholar and archivist ramon hernandez. and features dozens of rare photos provided by sunny himself.
vinyl lp in gatefold sleeve including download code.
der neuseeländische multiinstrumentalist jordan rakei veröffentlicht sein hervorragendes debütalbum auf ninja tune! der erst kürzlich bei ninja tune unter vertrag genommene jordan rakei hat den kampf mit seinen inneren dämonen ausgefochten und währenddessen ein inspirierendes und bewegendes album aufgenommen. genannt hat er es -wallflower- (-mauerblümchen-). mit nur 25 jahren ist der multiinstrumentalist. sänger und produzent. der in neuseeland geboren wurde. ein seltenes talent. dessen eigenständiger ansatz für soul-musik ein klangliches und emotionales bewusstsein in sich trägt. dem viele andere künstler ihr ganzes leben lang hinterher rennen. er schreibt mit einer reife und einer solchen begabung. die man bei seinem alter kaum vermuten würde. mit seinem neuen album -wallflower-. das mitte september auf ninja tune erscheint. lotet er die grenzen seines genialen. oft sonnenbefleckten sounds aus. mit dem seine fans ihn kennen- und lieben gelernt haben. diese leichtigkeit. die von vornherein das rückgrat seines sounds war. ist nach wie vor stets zu hören und blickt zurück auf seine zeit als teenager. als er mit seiner geliebten mpc im schlafzimmer versuchte 9th wonder oder pete rock nachzueifern. auf -wallflower- haben sich die geräte etwas verändert und der entstehungsprozess weiterentwickelt. der fokus liegt nun auf live-instrumentierung. doch groove und rhythmus bleiben unverkennbar. so schafft er es. soul und jazz in ein wahrlich pulsierendes werk zu rahmen. das gleichzeitig an seine stilistischen vorgänger the roots sowie freunde wie the internet. nick hakim und hiatus kaiyote erinnert.