known for housing a famous beastie boys sample. the reissue of the 1975 funk and fusion classic funk factory brings peerless polish and american players together for a groovy. eccentric journey. it was an album cut from this lp that captured a particular corner of the music-geek imagination for more than 40 years: “rien ne va plus.” from the self-titled 1975 album. had its reckoning with the canon when the dust brothers sampled major chunks of it for beastie boys’ “car thief.” “rien ne va plus” is a banger. all post-head hunters springy synth-bass. as for the rest of the album. funk factory can stray pretty far into the cheerier excesses of prog-jazz. it emphasizes the alluring strangeness of its more experimental moments. like the hallucinogenic haunted-house tour of “lilliput” or the banshee james brown vocal riffs on “horsing around.” “rien ne va plus” remains the top highlight. this album is proof that a core of musicians schooled in jazz but culturally steeped in the folk and classical traditions of eastern europe could. at least once. put out something that fit well with the crossover sound of the times while being unafraid to dive into freeform weirdness.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
originally released in march 2006 and virtually impossible to procure on vinyl ever since. bbe are excited to announce a special ten year anniversary edition of the classic visioneers album dirty old hip hop on translucent. orange coloured double vinyl.
LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 1977 (LTD BLUE 180G LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl lp UK12.12.17
by september 1977. parliament-funkadelic were renowned not only for their outrageous blend of funk and rock n roll. but also their lavish stage show. originally broadcast on wplj-fm. the superb performance presented here draws on a blend of up-to-date material and older classics. capturing them at their irresistible. eccentric best. featuring george clinton. bootsy collins and their many cohorts on peak form. it’s presented here with background notes and images. limited pressing on blue coloured 180 gram vinyl.
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.
search the name ‘burnis moleme and the returns are sparse. you’ll discover that his track ‘where is the answer’ appeared on soundway’s excellent nigerian disco compilation. doin’ it in lagos. and there are a few entries about this pmg re-issue of light my fire. but other than that. he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. he’s not even a minister of religion. the career path most nigerian stars from the 80s chose to follow. thankfully. we still have light my fire. produced by former funkee jake sollo and backed by a hot team of session musos including friday pozo. nkono teles and joseph ‘jojo’ kuo. burnis delivered a slab of slick afro disco boogie for the ages.
the album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement. black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical african-american music in the united states of america in the intensely political and revolutionary period at the end of the 1960s following the assassinations of malcolm x. martin luther king and the rise of the black panther party.
featuring groundbreaking artists such as gil scott-heron. roy ayers. don cherry. oneness of juju. sarah webster fabio. horace tapscott. phil ranelin and many others. soul of a nation shows how political themes led to the rise of ‘conscious’ black music as new afro-centric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of john coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music alongside the intense funk and soul of james brown and aretha franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets.
double gatefold vinyl album edition comes with full colour inners + bonus download code and includes full sleeve-notes/photography.
“malik” was recorded in 1982 and remained unreleased until cordial partnered with afrodisia to release the song. “a fool no longer” was original featured on “rock aus der alten schule” and is available on 7” vinyl or the first time.
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”.
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.
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.
sharon jones & the dap-kings’ final studio album. soul of a woman is a lush. orchestral masterpiece. a true testament to the life and career of daptone’s fearless leader and one of the world’s greatest performers.
though we’ll never again see her electric form shimmy across the stage. sharon jones continues to give us her soul and her music. she died nearly a year ago. but only now can we hear her final creation. soul of a woman captures a singer and a band at the peak of their power. cutting one last time to eight-track tape at daptone’s house of soul studio in bushwick. brooklyn. the band endeavored to create a record that stretches the limits of their soulful sound in all directions. giving us both their rawest and most sophisticated recordings to date. a final statement by one of the most influential rhythm and blues voices of the 21st century.
the second instalment of the mr bongo record club compilation series a selection of favourites. recent discoveries and sought after obscurities. files under funk/soul - but a wide variety of styles ios present here
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 haggis horns are a funk-fuelled powerhouse that rock audiences the world over. they rip up the dancefloor with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians combining heavy breakbeat funk. soul. hip-hop and afrobeat. the group has thousands of gigs under their belt and have played with household names such as mark ronson. jamiroquai. martha reeves & the vandellas. amy winehouse. john legend & the roots and the brand new heavies.
after the success of hot damn!. keep on moving and what comes to mind their next album shows the boys blasting out their unique brand of dance floor funk with regular collaborators lucinda slim and john mccallum on tracks ranging from up beat breaks to down tempo slinkyness. also on the album is rapper doc brown who helps create a distinctive hip-hop feel that runs through their latest studio offering.
travelling without moving 1996 intentionally offers more of what jamiroquai does best: highly addictive funky grooves with a social consciousness that is matched by front man jay kays charisma. the third effort of jamiroquai was carried by an inventive video for *virtual insanity*. the albums flagship song.
pressed on two audiophile heavy weight champions packed in a gatefold sleeve. travelling without moving is finally available on vinyl again. this time with remastered audio for maximum aural pleasure!
after a first year of activity with 3 beautiful single reissues. sol discos presents its first album. with the compilation message in our music. selected by waxist. focusing on modern-soul genre. the selection ranges from 1976 to 1983 and gathers a nice selection of independent and private press records. all officially licensed.
the visionary talents of multi-instrumentalist zach witness have sprouted full life in this world. lending his sonic touch to the bulk of erykah badus latest album. but you caint use my phone (motown records). this project was brought to life with erykah badu at the badudio and world witness studios in zach witness hometown. dallas. texas. this project put him on a unique trajectory. harnessing his intricately designed fusion productions into the periphery of an entirely new audience around the world. his forthcoming debut ep. electric revival: rise of an outkast nation. is the first project to find the light of day after this expansion phase. initially created as a birthday gift to zach witness friend and collaborator. andre 3000. the catalyst behind the creation of electric revival has a very specific initiation point. during the recordings for but you caint use my phone. erykah badu called on andré 3000 for collaborative assistance. this would result in the albums last track. hello. created at the home studio zach witness has lived in his whole life. this moment in time compelled zach witness to create an offering for andré 3000. and this was in the form of an entire body of music. electric revival takes on the stories of the lives entangled around societys most crippling and hopeless of situations. the social and political intentions of the ep paints a very defined purpose in this context. experience the transformative sounds of zach witness and his debut manifesto.
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).
the funk runs deep and rich on world wide funk. bootsy collins’ first studio album since 2011’s tha funk capital of the world. populated with musical friends old and new. and recorded in his cincinnati home’s bootzilla re-hab studio. world wide funk marks both a reckoning and significant reboot. if you will. for the rhinestone rock star monster of a doll baby baba! blue-chip rappers like doug e. fresh. big daddy kane. dj quik. dru down. and chuck d. along with guitar shredder buckethead. join a bootsy-curated posse of fresh new artists on a record that embraces everything from the classic p-funk sound bootsy pioneered to the closest collins has ever come to radio-active. boots on the ground. friendly fire in a musical-p-rated-adventure.
the limited splattered double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve in comes with download code and booklet.
die neuauflage erscheint als dreifach-lp mit beiliegenden bonus-cds in einer limitierten auflage von 500 exemplaren.
strut present a definitive vinyl edition of the groundbreaking compilation nigeria 70. originally released in 2001. the collection set the benchmark for a new generation of archive labels and releases mining the vaults for rare afro funk and afro jazz fusions and helped to paint the wider picture of the 1970s lagos scene beyond fela kutis catalogue for a legion of soul. funk and dance music enthusiasts.
>afro rock vol. 1< is one of the most important compilations of heavy original 70s afro funk and soul to be released in recent years. originally surfacing on duncan brookers indie kona label in early 2001. the album single-handedly kick-started the thirst among jazz. funk and soul fans and diggers to rediscover lost music from africa made during the 60s and 70s from a time when many countries were gaining independence and celebrating a pan-african identity within their music. the album was one of the first to reach a far different audience to the traditional ?world music? market and spawned many further projects and labels in its wake. a year later. the >nigeria 70< compilation surfaced on strut and labels like soundway and analog africa would continue to unearth amazing lost gems from the motherland.
love adventure is the debut modern funk ep from austin. tx native and abc founder danny spence. the album is a vision of beach boogie through an exotic lens. a warm combination of modern funk. hip-hop. and jungle sounds. appealing to fans of modern funk and electronic beats alike. this album will help close the season out right and set the vibe for many summers to come. 500 copies pressed!
our hero. jo tongo (born joseph ekambi tongo mpondo) was born and raised in douala cameroon. in 1964 he headed off to paris to begin pharmaceutical studies. somewhere along the way the music in his soul eventually won out and he embarked on a life of music. in the latest of our series of funk experimentals lps we dig for the funk. not necessarily the artists greatest hits but most definitely the funkiest ear benders. we proudly compile together tracks from 1968 to 3 new brand new exclusive tracks from present day 2017. and yes. they all have the funk. in spades.
best selling sophomore albums are one of the music industry’s rarest gems. one example of such a gem is jamiroquai’s second album “return of the space cowboy”. improving on their infectious blend of funky r&b and acid jazz. jamiroquai delivered “return of the space cowboy” in 1994. hitting the charts with a vengeance and amassing global recognition as the leading pop funk band.
incredibly groovy and tight. jamiroquai expanded their compositions into the realms of jazz and this was accompanied by a positive but critical message regarding human rights and environmental issues. the hits “space cowboy” and “light years” propelled “return of the space cowboy” into all-time favourite status among alternative pop lovers all over the world. now with enhanced and remastered audio. pressed on audiophile 180 gram vinyl.
oddball japanese electro-fueled vocoder funk with occasional raps from the 80s. including unreleased material. japanese electro original. minoru hoodoo fushimi. self-released four albums. two vinyl lps and two cds between 1985 and 1992. melbourne s left ear records have selected twelve tracks. for a double vinyl retrospective. 10 tracks from minoru s four albums and a further two unreleased tracks from the archives.
first pressing of 1000 individually numbered copies on 180 gram pink vinyl.
demon fuzz’s extraordinary album afreaka! demonstrates their excellence in playing psychedelic soul. dub-heavy funk. progressive rock. afro-jazz and black acid rock.
1977’s fire woman is perhaps the finest (and rarest) of foundars 15’s albums. offering a spicy buffet of groovy pop. reggae. native rock and dense. off-kilter funk. long sought after by aficionados. fire woman has been an lp that is more often heard about than actually heard.
that is about to change.
comb & razor sound is proud to present a new. fully-authorized reissue of fire woman. featuring eight crucial cuts representing the gold standard of the golden age of nigerian pop music. here’s your chance to catch the fire!
taken from his you might be surprised album from 1985 and produced by james mtume with additional help from tawatha & philip fields (of aurra & mtume) as well as david frank (of the system). this 12 inch has long been sought after by roy ayers fans with the release changing hands for over £100 regularly on discogs. this mid tempo joint with forward thinking lyrics. a great 808 beat and beautiful chords is sophisticated. yet hood. reissued for the first time. don t miss this opportunity to own this slice of mid 80s roy ayers.
after 20+ years with psych legends yura yura teikoku. shintaro sakamotos third solo album is a bonafide masterpiece of warped steel guitar. ambient disco and aor soul. orginally released in japan. 2016. like a language of sakamotos own…made with a ship-in-the-bottle-like focus. pitchfork love if possible is the pay-attention-moment. not enough know. more should know. under the radar perfectionist pop for the extraterrestrial bachelor pad. spin
brooklyns pimps of joytime new album third wall chronicles is a fresh collection of 10 funk anthems ready to put a smile on faces across the globe. an intersection of brooklyn’s indie music scene. new orleans funk and san francisco soul. the pimps new studio release unites us around a common bond of peace. love and music. the apex of positivity and a solace from the daily grind shines bright as the pimps of joytime throw the dance party of the year on third wall chronicles and everyone is invited! tophatlounge.com
brazilian mid tempo boogie double header. side a. an ultra catchy vocal hook with boogie guitars and syths. side aa. taken from the self titled master piece. this track is arguebly the most immediate and club friendly track from the album
mister mellow moves further away from the synthesizer-heavy sounds of the recent washed out releases and more band-driven sound of his work on iconic labels sub pop in america. and domino in europe. on mister mellow. greene draws from the experimental collage techniques of musique concrète and plunderphonics artists such as the residents. combining styles as diverse as free jazz. house. hip-hop and psych together with interlude-esque voiceover samples. often pulled from anonymous youtube vlogs. he creates a busy. chaotic. and caricaturish mix that mirrors the claustrophobic. hyper-stimulated psyche so familiar to young adults. as he continues to carve out his innovative sonic identity. influenced by the world around him but unafraid to buck trends. it’s fitting that greene has partnered with legendary hip hop label stones throw records. long a home for beat-loving musical rebels. his approach to releasing music is every bit as individual. too: in an environment where compiling singles into an album format or working with a single video director are the norm. greene has chosen to commission eleven different artists to bring the visual aspect of his fully-realised album project to life. on mister mellow. washed out steers clear of emotion to empathise with the minutiae of the world around him. ive been much less interested in sentimentality and emotion for the past couple of years. says greene. in some ways. i think its a reaction against getting older and having more responsibilities. maybe i’m just nostalgic for a time in my life where i could just relax and block out the world for a moment. though mister mellow is an intensely personal album. its ideas and observations speak to the lived experience of so many young adults. an experience that we come to see as both funny and sad.
dilla- von abstract orchestra ist eine hommage an die arbeit des hochgelobten und einflussreichen produzenten. der opener -welcome to detroit / the diary- nimmt die stimmprobe von isaac hayes -man s temptation- und platziert sie gegen üppige bläser und treibende beats. während -workinonit- die originalen 10cc gitarrensamples aus dem dilla-original auf beißende trompeten und aggressive saxophone transportiert. wie immer von joost hendrickx auf trommeln untermauert. auf -stop- singt die sängerin anna uhuru den dionne warwick-gesang mit viel gefühl. während die band eine anordnung hinterlegt. die an die arbeit von david axelrod und don sebeskey erinnert. beide große inspirationsquellen für das abstract orchestra. -dilla- wurde erst kürzlich von gilles peterson in seiner bbc6 musik-radio-show gefeiert.
official re-issue of bermudian disco record! 1000 copies initial pressing. big tip! in 1981. bermudian band paradise recorded sizzlin hot. a flawless album of original material in the disco. boogie and aor style. producer. writer and pianist grant williams formed several bands before becoming the fourth member of paradise. alongside bassist wincy woolridge. drummer ronnie lopes and singer june ventzos whose voice commands the album. for five years. the group regularly performed in hotels before hitting the local z.b.m. studios to record their sole album. sizzlin hot is inspired by the sound of earth. wind & fire. the album delivers several blistering tracks that could have been huge club anthems if the record had been promoted outside of bermuda. since bermuda is a fairly remote island. its no wonder that paradise remains virtually unknown to this day. it is all the more reason why this album stands-out and has universal appeal though it was only ever intended as a local thing as grant williams says.
obey the chief - you cant go wrong the path: percussive syncopated beauty and wobbly synth fun wake up: liberian afro funk with analog delights on heavy rotation with nick the record. the idjuts. rune linbaek dan tyler says: bend over and obey the chief! he got the beef!
re-release of beverly glenn-copeland’s rural canadian new age suite for dx7 and tr707 …keyboard fantasies… with new carefully reconstructed glasswork design by alan briand beverly glenn-copeland is already known amongst collectors and music heads for two sought-after albums of folky jazz in the key of joni. but it was this album. originally self-released on cassette in 1986 that really caught our attention. the album. entirely recorded on dx-7 and tr-707. lies somewhere between digital new-age and (accidentally) early detroit techno experiments. the inimitable style of bgc here is both peaceful and meditative while simultaneously rhythmic and bass heavy. the album was recorded in the northern canadian town of huntsville where bgc was living at the time and is a beautiful fusion of personal vision. technology and place.
born in shreveport. louisiana. reuben bell began singing in local clubs. he first recorded for the local murco label in 1967 before moving to the silver fox and house of orange labels. in 1975 he released his first 45rpm single for alarm records (-superjock- b/w -i still have to say goodbye-) which was produced by wardell quezergue. neither side made any noise back then but 24 years later -superjock- was included in dj shadow & cut chemist s brainfreeze mix. since then it has become a classic and it has been played constantly by hip hop and funk djs all around the world. it has appeared on a handful of (mainly bootleg) compilations over the years so we are proud to present the long-overdue. fully licensed re-issue on its original format. you may check out tramp s -countdown to... soul- (tr-9067) compilation which contains -superjock- as well as some other fine rare grooves.
available now soul jazz records’ record store exclusive limited-edition soul 7” box set comprising five heavyweight 70s afro-funk. afro-disco & afro-rock seven-inch singles all with unique bespoke label artwork and all digitally re-mastered. seriously rare. killer and classic nigerian 70s afro-funk. afro-disco & afro-rock tunes bought together here in this unique one-off record store day box-set edition. this unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for record store day 2017.
collection of recordings from one of tanzania’s most revered but short-lived bands of the 1970s. sunburst. covering their entire output from 1973 to 1976. this first retrospective features music from their 45 rpm singles on moto moto and tfc label. as well as their sole album. “ave africa”. and an unreleased radio session recorded in tanzania in 1973.
this release comprises of the double vinyl and a copy of the cd version. which contains extra tracks.
we are officially under exclusive rights reissuing a very special privetly pressed 45. -silver satin- by axis. originally released back in 1984. axis was a short-lived band formed in california by guitar player/vocalist byron bordeaux. back in 80s. record was never officially distributed. with only a couple of hundred 45s made. and sold exclusively at their shows. byron recorded a good deal of demo tracks. which for the next 30 years would go unreleased. all stuck on a pile of 8-track and cassette tapes. you can find one of these tracks on the flipside of this 7- - -runaway love- was completely recorded and performed by byron circa 1986. following the band s dissolution. byron continued performing. eventually ending up playing alongside the likes of bobby womack. buddy miles and the gap band. fast forward three decades later. -silver satin- is a sought after record on the collectors market that when found. goes for triple figures on ebay. discogs and the like. heavy support from jeremy underground as played live at dimensions 2016.
a fantastic afro-beat album from a fela anikulapo kuti disciple and kalakuta republic member. a sublime spiritual and political session recorded in 1979 at the emi studio in lagos (nigeria). arranged and self-produced. this second kingsley bucknor‘s album. hopelessly obscure and impossible to find ranks alongside the best afro-beat album in history!
der nigerianische musiker fela kuti gilt als begründer des afrobeat. das label knitting factory legt nun verschiedene werke aus dem backcatalogue als neue vinyl-edition vor. diese entstammen ursprünglich dem von brian eno zusammengestellten set -vinyl box 3/compiled by brian eno- und waren einzeln nicht erhältlich. schwarzes vinyl / 180g. das 1971 aufgenommene album -shakara- begründet das genre des afrobeat und experimentiert mit dem einsatz musikalischer mittel: erstmals mit zwei gitarristen. die ihre riffs parallel anlegen. werden Überlagerungseffekte geschaffen. die der musik einen starken drive und eine hypnotische wirkung verleihen
we are gonna call this one dwights baby..on the rocks written and produced by dwight sykes for l.u.s.t. productions. the album he would have released in 1980 is complete. cell phone shadow photography by dwight sykes.
bill withers is an american singer-songwriter and musician who performed from 1970 until 1985. he recorded several major hits. including “lean on me”. “ain’t no sunshine”. “use me”. “just the two of us”. “lovely day”. and “grandma’s hands”. withers won three grammy awards and was nominated for four more. his life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film “still bill”. he was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2015.
“naked & warm” is his fifth studio album and is even funkier than his debut. “here withers returns to the simple ways of his past. working five or six musicians for the kind of hard groove that doesn’t have many parallels in black music these days”. says music journalist robert christgau.
musicians include larry fatback tolbert on drums. dorothy ashby (harp). melvin dunlap (bass) benorce blackmon (guitar) and jerry knight (bass).
naked & warm is laid back and smooth. a classic withers album.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
official mr bongo reissue. licensed from george prah. founder of gapophone records.
marijata was a group made up of three members – kofi electric addison on drums. bob fischlan on organ and nat osmanu on guitar. hailing from ghana. ‘this is marijata’ is the groups first lp. released originally on the gapophone label – it is pure. rootsy. raw. driving african funk music of the highest order. now highly sought-after in both its original and previously reissued forms.
we’re excited to announce the first in a series of rare nigerian releases we’re putting out with the help of uchenna ikonne. sjob movement’s friendship train was the second lp by the group and one which saw the group rise to new heights. it’s a masterpiece of african music with it’s fluid afro beat grooves and spaced out moog synthesizer sounds.
after a string of releases on melting pot music. plane jane and yoruba soul vocalist. producer. and multi-instrumentalist miles bonny returns to the bastard jazz family for a special one off 7inch paying homage to the purple one. covering prince s dear mr. man. a track that couldnt be more timely considering the state of the world. miister man goes for the jugular with a low slung drum break. a deep synth bassline. miles signature understated funky vocal growls and horn injections. the instrumental is included on the flip.
COMING HOME BABY / TRIUMPH STAG (CLEAR RED 7 INCH)
coloured 7" Vinyl UK19.07.17
celebrating their 250th release in style. jalapeno founders skeewiff return to some of their foremost classics on a cheeky scarlet 45. the instantly distinctive mel torme cover “coming home” gets a cool stripped back twist that’s not seen the light of wax before while “triumph stags” swings like the 60s are still a thing. a witty riposte to brexit or just a damn fine pant-whirling party track? you decide.
eric boss â€.“. closer to the spirit just when you thought that the funk 45 game was becoming a little bit too predictable. mocambo once again hits with a sureshot single to smash dancefloors across the pond. eric boss (dj e da boss. myron & e. the pendletons...) needs little introduction. his 2ndouting with the german funk heavyweights anticipates their forthcoming collaborative album - a modern love- with a raw uptempo funk track. oozing old school vibes. flipped live and uncut on tape with a fresh style that is all their own. limited edition vinyl 45 includes instrumental for dedicated djs.
alexx a-game makes his return to swing ting after last year’s ‘a-game everyday’ & ‘gangsters’ with the soulfully poignant ‘braver’. the 7” is the 1st physical drop on fact magazine’s label of 2016. following well-received equiknoxx & madd again! releases in 2017. in 2015 swing ting’s samrai & platt received a tune from alexx’s manager. ‘braver’ asking if they’d be able to contribute to the production on the track. listening to the stems. it became apparent how amazing alexx’s vocal delivery sounded stripped to just the rhodes & bassline played by frequent a-game collaborator & fellow jamaican vern hill. after adding effects and flourishes the crew began playing the ‘smooth edit’ on swing ting radio shows and at dj sets around the globe.
quite scarce and demanded record from os apolos recorded in the netherlands. featured an off the hook afro beat song time of war . limited warehouse find. these records have been remaining for years in original boxes straight from the press plant. never played mint condition.