“uhuru” is the debut album by summers sons & c.tappin from london and bristol. the journey of this album started back in 2015 and was inspired by the people and places of tanzania. after three years of channelling the vibe into beats and bars, it is finally here!
summers sons are turt (rap) & slim (beats) who are actually brothers. they are longtime friends with vocalist and pianist c.tappin. their music can be described as rap with a lot of jazz. we like to call it cool bap.
the double vinyl, including instrumental edits of all songs on vinyl 2, comes in a gatefold cover.
exzellente best-of-compilation von roy ayers uno melodic-label, das in den frühen 1980er jahren seine hochphase erlebte. sämtliche tracks sind von roy ayers produziert und komplett neu remastered. während sylvia striplin, eighties ladies und ethel beatty die soul/disco/2step/boogie-seite des labels repräsentieren, stehen bobbi humphrey, justo almario und roy selbst für den jazz/funk/fusion-sound. der sampler endet mit einem der besten momente des labels und den spoken words von rick holmes.
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
rude boys are synonymous with jamaican dancehall culture from the present day going back to the very early days of sir coxsone dodd and duke reids first sound-clashes in kingston. studio one rude boy features artists and songs about rude boys and rude boy culture from all periods of studio ones history. the album features ska, rocksteady, djs, roots and dub the album features classic tracks from jamaicas finest singers and groups such as the wailers, john holt, the wailing souls, dennis brown alongside super-rare tracks from artists such as mr foundation, dudley sibbley and the soul brothers all recorded under clement sir coxsone dodds supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. musical backing comes from the legendary in-house bands û the skatalites, the sound dimension, soul vendors and soul defenders û who provide the classic studio one rhythms so influential in the history of reggae
final installment of kris wadsworth very own label - strong limited black box of the amazing uranus series - kw777 is exclusive in this box - we have only a handful of this very rare boxes - 8x180g vinyl - black / white marbled vinyl - each record with another shade - handstamped - very unique printed black banderole - shrinked - vinyl only!
one of the most valuable records of the entire house and techno scene, certainly one of the most deserving of an official reissue, as was the original mix. finally it comes via the new italian label la bella di notte courtesy of franco falsini, founder of interactive test and marco febbraro, music consultant at strictly groove.
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
the belfast based dj & producer, garry mccartney, otherwise known as ejeca, has been steadily and consistently building his sound and profile over time, through a series of impressive releases for aus music, unknown to the unknown, w&o street tracks, bpitch control and last night on earth, amongst others.
ejeca carves out an energetic slab of audacious party house on ‘unloving’, resplendent with rolling beats and stabby chords, and topped off with dramatic strings and vocal chops. elsewhere on the ep, ejeca unleashes some 303 bassline action and dark vocals on ‘standard acid house track’, which thankfully rises well above anything standard! and on ‘crystal maze’, ejeca harks back to the darker dance energies that were a staple of the late 1980s uk acid house boom. wrapping up the ep, ‘iswhatis’ gets ever so slightly twisted with an orbiting synth hook and weighty stabs over a spirited rhythm section.
originally released in 1981 via elite / mca records, ‘en trance’ is a joyous album that arguably represents the pinnacle of the brit-funk sound. the band consisted of bassist, and keyboardist lester j. batchelor, drummer ray johnson, guitarist andy sojka, saxophonist stewart cawthorne, singer and guitarist tony antonio and producer jerry pike. the album captures the excitement of these exceptional players demonstrating utmost originality in the studio. more atmosfear and elite records reissues are available/coming soon on mr bongo, including ‘xtra special’ and ‘dancing in outer space’ on 12”. official mr bongo reissue. remastered. licensed from chemical discs.
shane cooper is a bassist, composer and producer from cape town, south africa. he is part of the new wave of young voices in the south african jazz scene. a prolific sideman and award-winning acoustic jazz artist, he also involved in south africa’s leftfield electronic dance scene under the alias card on spokes. features shabaka hutchings ( a.r.e project., sons of kemet and shabaka and the ancestors) amongst other fine players. big tip!
future sounds of jazz vol. 14 - compiled by permanent vacation benjamin fröhlich & tom bioly! 28 tracks by move d, roman flügel, slowdive, isolée, cobblestone jazz, luke abbott, remixes by avalon emerson, russ gabriel, kassem mosse, i:cube a.m.o. including 3 exclusive and previously unreleased
2018 repress .. emotional rescue and woo once again come together, this time to reissue their masterpiece, the previously cassette-only album into the heart of love. a joyous, uplifting ode to love in all its forms, the trials and tribulations and ultimately the triumphs are all encapsulted in woo s unique soundscapes. of all the myriad of released and unreleased woo recordings, into the heart of love is without a doubt their most complete and cohesive body of work. full of woos quirky analogue dub electronics, there is also a very english sense of folk. with more vocals then their other albums, the structure and softness of mood quintessentially comes from the mother isle.
!! back in stock / 2018 repress !! undoubtedly one of the most addictive records of 2017, camelphat & elderbrooks cola has been a defining musical moment of the year. growing exponentially since its release, the track has captivated tastemakers, djs and clubbers alike, topping charts and blowing up worldwide to become a true modern anthem. leading on from the success of the original and some heavyweight remixes, three of which hit the beatport top ten for the first time on vinyl, comes a remix package set to continue colas dance floor domination. rising superstar franky rizardo’s suitably heavyweight remix comes correct with a club-friendly update that elevates the unmissable vocal hook and bottoms out the breakdown. dario dattis vinyl exclusive mix continues the club feel with rolling grooves, teasing breakdowns and shuffling hi-hats in a remix which packs a punch, guaranteed to get people moving from the get-go. mousse t. flips the track completely, bringing those glitterbox vibes to defected, taking cola to the next level and going straight to traxsource 1 in the process
the strictly rhythm imprint is legendary and is instantly recognisable by connoisseurs worldwide. it s a label that has contributed time and time again to dance music culture across it s almost 30 year lifespan. countless classics passed through the nyc offices of mark finkelstein and gladys pizarro and this brand new strictly classics series looks to celebrate this cornerstone dance label and it s immense catalogue by going back to the archives and presenting some double-header action for diehard fans and newcomers alike. that s right, the proper mixes, reissued from source and remastered to the highest spec, each track spread across one side of a 12- for optimal sonic playback. what better to kick off this series of essentials than dj pierre s 1991 wild pitch mix of the mighty photon inc s anthemic generate power , a record that still smashes dance-floors across the globe to this very day, a true house classic that is the perfect opener for this new series. backed by george morel s equally influential and funky 1993 proto-uk garage groover let s groove you can see the quality control is set to high. back to back, strictly classics, nothing more, nothing less! remastered with love by optimal mastering, bristol from original master sources. made in conjunction with strictly rhythm 2018.
after recent individual releases on ecstasy garage disco and tone dropout, ritual poison bosses bufobufo and corporeal face join forces for their new escape earth project.
a psychedelic pulse of chugging acid marked disco, ‘escape earth theme’ is an animist call to arms in the obscene face of the anthropocene. 303 master bawrut transforms it into a hymn for early morning rave reflection, adding breakbeats and psychotropic synths.
crushed by its own supermassive weight, ‘gravity well’ then condenses escape earth’s love of jungle and hardcore into a 128bpm stepper of rumbling low-end, polyrhythmic beats and otherworldly melody.
1 per customer ,for our next release we team up with fellow nonprofit un women in support of heforshe arts week a solidarity campaign which explores the power of the creative arts as a means to shatter stereotypes and allow all genders to reach their full potential. featuring the beautiful sonic soundscapes of the super talented peggy gou and juju & jordash, the release is housed in fully printed sleeves with bespoke cover artwork courtesy of the line girl. a fundraiser event will also take place at londons oval space on sunday 11th march 2018 featuring daytime talks & panels curated by resident advisor, mixcloud, aim & shesaidso, and a evening soundtracked by peggy gou plus more. all profits donated to un women uk.
2018 repress - bicep make their way home to feel my bicep records for their first 12” on the imprint since their collaborative ‘dahlia’, recorded with hammer, back in september of 2015. fmb006 is a notable addition to the label - a reimagining of blaze’s seminal recording ‘lovelee dae’ - originally released on classic back in 1997, before a string of subsequent re-issues and remix packages on playhouse, true and urban tracks that included carl craig and 20:20 vision. the remix was originally designed to be included in their essential mix in 2014, but a lack of space has meant that its pressing on fmb is the first time it sees the light of day. using ralph lawson and carl finlow’s classic aforementioned acapella version as the basis of their work, the bicep lads ensnare an air of swooning euphoria in their remix that stays true to both their original productions and their dj sets. shortened vocals suffuse galloping 909s and a gleaming synth riff that certify it as a festival fail safe
to say the past 2 years have been busy for peggy gou would perhaps be an understatement. prolific both in the studio and behind the decks, 2016 saw the release of no less than four eps across three labels. her two-part ‘art of war’ series on rekids was interspersed with a contribution to ‘phonica white’ series of 12”s.
cosmic handshakes sees the pairing of 2 extremely talented detroit natives - blair french & todd modes - who take elements of disco, techno, jazz, house, afrobeat, latin music, dub and electronics and filter them through their own unique view of dance music. steeped in soul, live instrumentation, sampling and analogous alchemical studio processes, french & modes give us an exhilarating and fresh take on the deepest smoked out, after hours sounds of the city of detroit. in the mist is the duo s second release, following on from 2013 s the delicate details , released on the m1 sessions imprint. the last 2-3 years has seen the pair individually release music on a plethora of varied and esteemed global labels such as fit sounds, claremont 56, rocksteady discos and more. we at gghq are very excited to finally share with the world what we feel is hands down one of our favourite releases yet. a compelling body of work from front to back, the tracks on in the mist work perfectly as a self contained home listener, or as we ve found, just as well on a darkened dancefloor, leaving the choice up to you, the listener.
ninja tune veröffentlicht mit der -aura-12inch einen von fans sehnlich erwarteten song als vorschau auf ihr im september erscheinendes debütalbum! bicep, das aus belfast stammende und in london lebende produzenten- und dj-duo, veröffentlichen anfang september ihr gleichnamiges debütalbum via ninja tune. vorab erscheint im august ein treibender clubtrack namens -aura- auf 12inch, welcher unter fans bereits seit einiger zeit als highlight während ihrer gefeierten liveauftritte auf der ganzen welt gehandelt wird und ihre passion für synthesizer aufzeigt. neben dem exklusiven 12- mix des tracks, findet sich auf der b-seite ein siebdruck, welcher vom portugiesischen royal studio gestaltet wurde.
ltd 2017 repress, just in time for summer fun, we are hitting you up with the seventh itj installment and as you might have guessed, we present you once more with three tracks on a fine piece of waxxx. the second track of the b-side could just as well have been the a-side. it puts the ass in bass. just listen. the b1 track is the beast of burden, pulling the weight of the release. this track will bring down the house without even trying. the a-side is what it is. nothing but the motherfuckin hits
turkish mystery man ali kuru is fast becoming one of leng s go-to artists. since joining the label in early 2016, he s released two superb eps, with a debut album of evocative musical blends – think dub, disco, downtempo grooves, humid exotica, and authentic middle eastern instrumentation – due to drop later this spring.
finally the third release for red rooster records. like the second one, we are talking about a various artists e.p.: minimono (fabio della torre and ennio colacci) is an italian duo born in florence in 1997. in 2008 fabio and ennio founded their own label -bosconi records- where they released their first album in 2010. now minimono works with robsoul records, vibraphone and other very good label from all over the world. dj rou is parts of the project called homequest, a real crew of artists made in bologna, we can also find his music on robsoul jazz, bosconi extra virgin or flexi cuts. memoryman aka uovo is one of the famous pastaboys, he has a long story that starts with the label manocalda, he worked with a lot of big artists from the main house scene and he did a lot of records with the bests labels. d’arabia, class 1991, is the owner of red rooster records and this is the third release for him, surely not the last.
let’s go swimming announce their first release from mack ness. ‘inter-present’ is a lucid excursion into the more melodic, playful realms of house music. drawing on a carefully selected sound pallet of glistening ambient pads, deep-set harmonies and hazy, shuffling beats.
wake up! 009 catches steevio in a lonesome mood. over three tracks the freerotation co-founder cruises through weightless negative space, sketching out contours against a backdrop of deep shadows and warm, melancholic pads. * machlud* opens like a mission statement, sorrowful and barely-there, before moving to the more nervous lounging of * forgotten futures.* on the b-side * green therapy* picks up the pace, bouncing with a lightly kinetic swing. luis remix wrings some raw pathos from the originals immaculate depths. yet it remains of a piece with the source material, rounding out an ep of heady, ephemeral moments.
cinthie s berlin based imprint beste modus return this may with a new ep entitled bestemodus 07 featuring tracks from cinthie and label co-founder stevn.aint.leavn. fresh from a strong january release, thebeste modus crew lookset to take 2017 by storm, this time with a versatile record that yet again raises the bar within the contemporary house scene.
the musical connection between berlin and detroit has always been a very strong and inspring one. jazzanova continues this close dialogue by putting mike huckaby in charge of remixing their latest song i human. huckaby is one of the unsung heroes of detroit techno. with his highly acclaimed deep house productions and remixes for deepchord, juan atkins, vladislav delay, pole, loco dice, losoul, and pacou, (just to name a few) he is more than well respected in the citys underground community and way beyond. his remix for jazzanovas latest track (off the brilliant album funkhaus studio sessions) split into two pieces on this 10inch, is a belter by all means. if you wouldnt know better,youd mistake it for a larry heard/mr. fingers production. still huckaby is putting his very own distinctive touch to this rework: a groovy rhythm section is added for extra emphasis on the dancefloor.and as the track builds we find ourselves in deep house heaven screaming for more. you better order two copies of this limited 10inch, in order to seamlessly mix part 1 intopart 2 - or vice versa
danse club is dedicated to both releasing solid grooving, big, bad, upfront dance-floor records and re-releasing, remastering, and remixing big floor-filling house tracks from the 90s as part of their gold series.
following the dream 2 science release on the rush hour reissue series earlier this year, another nyc garage classic by ben cenac, also known for his newcleus outfit, gets a much deserved reissue. tip! unlike dream 2 science, which remained an obscure record at the time, sha lor became an international club hit and a summer of love staple song. the timeless feel of this innocent, heartfelt vocal song sounds as fresh as it did back then and is sure to fill peoples hearts with joy again. this reissue features the caught up version, which was the most popular mix from the origin
jon dasilva is one of the original hacienda (the manchester club) djs and was behind the decks when house exploded in the uk during the summer of love in 1988 as well as being a tour dj for new order and the haciendas usa tour in 1990. since then he has been credited for mentoring djs such as sasha and been an inspiration to laurent garnier a.o. he has also got a string of releases under his belt for labels such as soma, deconstruction, robs records and better days. check! on his debut release he teams up with vocalist donald waugh and the return to the roots of house music with >love is all we need<. together they have created a house classic that never was, reminiscent of an essential dj international release or alike. comes as full vocal and dubbed out bootleg mix. on the flip we find brailles on remix duties. fresh from his massive >the year 3000< on our direct current series, braille pushes >love is all we need< into the next century. classic feel good stuff. this is how we like our vocal house!
the shakedown is the debut album from tenderlonious and features a new band - the dream team of top talent he named the 22archestra, who he leads seamlessly throughout. listeners are exposed to the full breadth of tender s technical and compositional skills, ranging from subtly meandering jazz, to hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and exhilarating free form jazz.
OUTRO TEMPO: ELECTRONIC AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FROM BRAZIL, 1978-1992 (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl NL16.03.18
2018 repress - for their first multi-artist compilation, music from memory take us on a trip to the heart of the amazon rainforest. outro tempo: electronic and contemporary music from brazil, 1978-1992 is a double lp that explores the outer reaches of brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and where mpb mingles with drum computers. as brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of brazilian music and culture. they embraced traditionally shunned electronic production methods and infused their music with elements of ambient, jazz-fusion, and minimalism. at the same time they referenced the musical forms and spirituality of indigenous tribes from the amazon. the music they produced was a complex and mesmerising tapestry that vividly evoked brazilian landscapes and simultaneously reached out to the world beyond its borders.
I WISH YOU LOVE: MORE FROM THE BODYGUARD (LTD PURPLE 2X12 LP + MP3)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D31.01.18
celebrating the 25th anniversary of whitney houston’s breakthrough film debut with more music from the movie bodyguard, including unreleased live recordings from the bodyguard tour 1993-95. limited purple double vinyl with download code included.
ein jahr ist vergangen, seit dj koze sein weltweit mit awards und preisen ausgezeichnetes meisterwerk amygdala veröffentlichte: bestes album in der groove, de:bug, bei byte fm und zündfunk, best album 2 bei resident advisor, dazu gab es den hans musikpreis, den vut indie-award best album und schließlich den echo kritikerpreis. nun erscheint mit reincarnations pt 2, nach reincarnations - the remix chapter 2001-2009 und music is okay (2000), die dritte große werkschau des remix-virtuosen dj koze
ltd 2018 repress!! following the releases ‘logo queen’ and ‘sensibilia’ from cabaret recordings, so inagawa spent nearly a year to complete his first album ‘integrittithm’. 6 tracks of so’s very own grooves with elegance for all the house & techno lovers.
ltd 2019 repress in black vinyl - get ready for the third edition of our silver series, we proudly welcome the highly talented, young dj and producer suciu from bucharest to our family. we are about to drop his stunning * vinyl only.
in the late 80s i started listening to uk radio stations when i was a little kid and i instantly fell in love with the acid sound and rave movement that was portrayed on those uk dance shows. when i got old enough to attend clubs and warehouse raves, to experience the movement first hand, it was a nobrainer for me that the music and the lifestyle was my call. lately…. in my dj sets and when producing music… i have been time travelling back to those days. back to how i remember the music i fell so deeply in love with and that is exactly what you hear on this “done/undone” release. for the “done” track i teamed up with cari golden to have a female spoken word and a great message to build the music around. i always prefer to do original vocal recordings rather than using samples. cari understood 100% what i was after and i love the lyrics and execution by her. the spoken word is centered, very clear and deep to contrast the constantly building intensity of the acid patterns and thumping beats. “undone” is instrumental and has a more straight forward flow to it. it’s quite simple although the shifting groove patterns might surprise some. i was torn between two different acid patterns and decided to drop one of them as a surprise change. playing the track in clubs i quickly learned that the change of dynamics had a great effect. both tracks have been wrapped in dark-themed chords and atmosphere. both tracks have my take on the sound i fell in love with years ago and obviously still love today. i hope you like what you hear.