russian born and very gifted musician aleceo is a new addition to the ongoing rooster of copenhagens prolific music for dreams label - aleceo came to attention of label boss kenneth bager with the brilliant first ep clouds. aleceo has his own musical voice, he produces and composes music that is rich in harmonies and melodies he sits somewhere between balearic and deep house combining the past and moving forward and this double vinyl teletrip is an excellent taster of his many talents and a real body of work.
love makes the world go around. “two”, the second album by the soul session, is full of love. ralph kiefer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer from south germany embarks on a stylistically diverse journey into soul, jazz, funk and world music. being a highly respected session musician in the jazz as well as the crossover scene, kiefer made a serious impact in 2011 with “one”, the first soul session album. “one” was built on a solid backbeat of soul, hip hop and funk, while “two” now takes a step further into a spiritual and eclectic dimension. “quantraversa” featuring the voice of las vegas based neo-soul queen georgia anne muldrow is the mind- blowing opener of this album, a truly deep and intense rhythmic statement. quantraversa is a word which you will not find in any dictionary, but that is not the point, says ralph kiefer. “this album is a journey to the inner self. the recording process was like meditation. i often started with a loop, or an idea for a melody. it evolved from there and i simply let it happen. when i involved the lyricists and vocalists, my drafts sometimes took a completely different paths and ended in something unexpected and beautifully new.” the double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
THE ATLANTIC SINGLES COLLECTION 1967 - 1970 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK16.11.18
Über 50 jahre dauerte die beeindruckende karriere von soullegende aretha franklin. eines der wichtigsten kapitel ihrer karriere schrieb die sängerin bei atlantic records. 1967 wechselte sie zu dem amerikanischen label, wo sie mit songs wie »i never loved a man (the way i love you)« ihren durchbruch feierte und schließlich zur ikone wurde. mit »the atlantic singles collection 1967–1970« gibt es 2018 eine best-of-sammlung, die einen blick auf diese besondere zeit wirft.
RELOOP XTRM SCRATCHING SET SLIPMAT (ONE) (B-STOCK)
2 slipmats. das rote slipmat hat etwas farbabrieb. b-ware die spezielle folien-disc wird zwischen slipmat und plattenteller gelegt, um die reibung drastisch zu verringern. ermöglicht wird extrem schnelles scratching. 1x spezielle rutschfolie als unterlage für das slipmat 1x reloop filz-slipmat (extra hart) für extremes scratching und backspinning verringert die reibung zwischen slipmat und plattenteller
top-vinylsampler zum 45-jährigen jubiläum des legendären northern soul-clubs wigan casino. mit 18 northern soul-klassikern, die den sound dieses clubs geprägt haben, darunter das rare, tanzflächenfüllende instrumental -thunder- von lord thunder und der hypnotischer groover -get it baby- von stanley mitchell.
new zealander julien dyne is a multi-instrumentalist with a long and impressive history of collaborative, live and solo musicianship. best known for his solo work on bbe and having worked with the likes of theo parrish, steve spacek, andreya triana and lord echo - one of soundway’s most successful artists. dyne has also accumulated a number of accolades over the course of a 10-year career including but not exclusive to being hotly tipped by both moodymann and gilles peterson.
dyne’s new project for 2018 is an 11-track lp on miles cleret’s extolled soundway label. demonstrating a shift in gears and movement toward a more uptempo, afro inspired sound ‘teal’ melds instrumental flair with astute production and a persistent grain of impassioned, effortless soul. the album features fellow new zealanders lord echo and mara tk, long term band-mate ladi6, fat freddy’s drop trumpeter toby laing, plus australian vocalist tim guy and jazz luminaries jonathan crayford and john bell. this is a body of work for the listener and the dancer alike with a mood as fitting for headphones as it is for the floor, with the double vinyl album cut loud at 45 rpm.
leonard chin, born in jamaica, started producing music with legends like augustus pablo or horace andy before he moved to london in 1975 and started his santic label. what more can i say reflect this typical 80 s uk soul production, a perfect glimpse of early brit-funk works combining soul, jazzy rhythms, lovers rock, midtempo beats. the song is mainly instrumental and includes sweet background vocals. this timeless hard to find tune finally has it s first time official reissue. here comes official reissue on pépite
mukatsuku kicks off the incoming autumn period with two delicious slabs of dreamy jazzual bliss from spanish artist and multi-talented musician marc friedli aka skymark. both tracks are presented here in a single form for the first time. “flying fantasy” is taken from the “resistance sonore” album on marc’s own label imprint modern sun from 2016 here in an exclusive instrumental version. on the flipside “rhodes e serenidade” is lifted from the “waves from the nucleus” long player from 2015.
the next installment in cold diamond & mink’s soul investigations introduces a three part harmony group from california. “my my my baby” is a smoking hot group harmony groover that should drop a few jaws at your next dj set. thee baby cuffs was born out of love for soul music and chicano culture. their first 45 “where did our pride go”, came out in 2017 on the raza del soul label, covering an unsung early 70’s larry saunders production. “my my my baby” continues on the same lane of midtempo soul over funky drums and soulful horn lines. the lyric is your middle of the road love song material, but the group harmony lifts it right off the ground like it’s meant to happen in this kind of music. get a few copies and rock the instrumental on the b-side before dropping the vocal, if you feel like it. soul music that’s this potent is better enjoyed in excess.
dcs dreamcast continues to effortlessly flow across 7inch wax, following his stellar releases on ppu. he goes in again for future times, with max d on production. outer space is a wistful electro cruiser and up 2 u gives off visions of walking home really early in the morning, confused and happy.
moon riders is a brand new duo formed by esko boogie & ivan makvel, the 7inch comes with a 80s influenced modern funk a side with the collaboration with the queen of the modern funk movement, moniquea, and an explosive gfunk/r n b b side with the voice of ivan makvel. the old school hip hop sampling tecniques of esko boogie mixed with the synthesizers performed and arranged by ivan makvel, creates the perfect mix in between hip hop, r n b, funk & soul.
HOME IS WHERE THE HATRED IS / I VE NEVER FOUND A MAN (TO LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO) (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK19.10.18
official remastered, reissue of two of esther phillips’ breathtaking covers from the early ‘70s. firstly, esther’s cover of gil scott-heron’s timeless masterpiece ‘home is where the hatred is’. a haunting tale of addiction filled with the rawest of emotions, that can only truly be covered by someone who has fought that same battle with dependency. the pain in esther’s voice completely conveys this vulnerability and does gill scott heron’s original total justice. heart-wrenching and completely absorbing in its honesty, it’s a sincere portrayal of the demons both artist’s faced in their lives. on the b side, an adaptation of eddie floyd’s ‘i ve never found a girl (to love me like you do)’. phillips’ trademark soulful tones suit this sweet serenade so well, with the passion oozing from every word she sings. sit back, relax and prepare to have your heart melted all over again.
originally pressed on a now very hard to find 7inch, this gem crosses over the dub with disco with the rock and the wave. more talking dreads than heads. dug out for mfm by satoshi yamamura. comes with original dub mix and new remixes. mfm 030 sees music from memorys reissue of the self-released and sadly one off 7inch single amerikan dread by victor davis aka victor