30th anniversary edition of 1.500 individually numbered copies on blue 180 gram vinyl.
bomb the bass is the alias from the english electronic music producer tim simenon. he released his debut album into the dragon in 1988. it s an intriguing trip through electro, acid-house and hip-hop music. on the album you ll find his breakthrough hit -beat dis-, which became popular in the underground and club circuit. it feels like you re listening to a radio broadcast show, including intro skits in a melting pot of styles. a true classic in the history of using samples in music. bomb the bass were one of the first acts to bring sample-based music and scratching to a mainstream audience.
ultimate block party breaks volume 6 continues the tradition that began in the bronx in the 1970’s, where “break djs” would take that one part of the record that dancers would go absolutely crazy for. that part where all the music breaks down to nothing but the essence: drums and percussion. these are all truly timeless beats that sound as fresh today as they did when the founding fathers like kool herc, bam, flash and hollywood were catching them for the frst time in community centers throughout the city. we’ve edited and extended these breaks for maximum effect on the dancefloor - so you don’t have to. enjoy!
mrr: michael raymond russell / a connoisseur/collector of vintage drums/analog equipment and engineer/producer inspired by 1960’s/70’s underground music. mrr has been producing heavy drum break production inspired by psychedelic rock to heavy funk to electronic library records for more than 20 years. started from a sampler collecting vinyl to now creating a library record label drumetrics with production recorded on vintage equipment from vacuum tube equalizers/valve compressors/tape machines/tape echoes etc. paying back homage to sampled music for producers to utilize.
official re-release of the nelson family s gospel lp from 1986. essential for any serious collectors of gospel. quality from end-to-end, including the cuts thank you lord (firm favorite of floating points and skymark), filled with his spirit and everlasting love.
the bamboos veröffentlichen ihr neues album night time people. das australische dreamteam um bandgründer und gitarrist lance ferguson und sängerin kylie auldist ist millionen hörern weltweit durch ihren hit »this girl« bestens bekannt. ferguson schrieb den song bereits 2009. durch den remix von kungs vs. cookin on 3 burners avancierte er 2016 zu einem der größten charthits und zeigte, dass sich die welt popmusik mit echter seele wünscht. the bamboos gelten schon lange als eine der besten funk-soul-bands der welt.
ihr inzwischen achtes studioalbum verspricht, den erfolg von this girl noch zu übertreffen. die elf tracks auf night time people beleben mit zeitgenössischem songwriting vertraute arrangements und grooves des frühen funk-soul wieder. gesungen werden sie von einer der markantesten stimmen australiens.
das 180 gramm doppel-vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
two dancefloor friendly funky soul tunes from the mega rare 1978 blaxploitation soundtrack lp produced by the legendary motown funk brother which didn’t come out on 7” originally available here on a nice looking licensed 45 with cool picture sleeve!
bill browns super rare brownstone release is one for the deep heads, less well known than label mate everyday people but just as rare and collectable. shuffling sunshine soul its all about the groove and feeling. 500 copies only. one for the heads. bill brown and al hall jr met around 1971, they were both in south central l.a and shared the same apartment building, also in the same building was doug carn and brownstone singer billy wilson. these studio sessions were done at paramount studios hollywood where al hall jr was working for producer art smith a&c music. the main distributor for a&c was accent records.
second up on our bobby boyd unreleased recording we have some dope mid 80s material from bobby, “i like what you do to me” is boogie / proto house joint that is totally my bag, feels like it should be in a 80s movie weightlifting montage (in a good way) it just works on the dance floor so well.
on the flip things get even stronger with the proto-house banger “girl like you” a sick soulful number with with a biggest swinging kick drum i have ever heard, both proper club material.
if your not a rare soul or disco collector bobby’s name might not be a name your familiar with but as one of the founder members of lafayette afro rock band you will have experienced his music and influence which is far reaching.
‘fug’ and ‘brothers on the slide’ are two classic, essential cymande tracks. taken from their ‘second time round’ and ‘promised heights’ lp’s, respectively. mastered from original tapes to create the best possible reproduction, cut loud on 7” vinyl. official mr bongo reissue, in a picture sleeve.
this gem of a soul album has been transformed into a 45s collection for the first time. dynamite cuts releases a high quality limited edition 1000 copies double pack 2x7” release which gives you all of those masterpieces from the album. two never before on 7” vinyl
10 years after his last lp on vinyl, the legendary funkmaster ozone, one of the kings of the underground funk movement is back with an explosive new lp! as always on his records, there is a p-funk side and an e-funk side. there are all the elements that have characterized its unmistakable sound since the beginning of the funkmaster ozone era! power analog synthesizers, talkbox, vocoder, dmx, 808 and his absolutely amazing funk touch. the lp includes a featuring with the wonderful voice of jamie davis & the touch of h.m.klotz in the song -freaky friday-, an incredible master piece which seems to have come directly from the 80s! and also a great collaboration with another superb artist like eddy funkster on -integrity-. the lp, is a full trip into the universe of funkmaster ozone, a must have reléase!
jonny drops debut, sub plot, was the very first album release on the fledgling alberts favourites label at the beginning of 2016. the initial offering, a 7inch of album favourites mind field and this is the one had quickly been picked up on by the good people at bbc radio 6 music as well as some of drops personal heroes including kenny dope, mr. thing and nightmares on wax.
border-breaking album by international collective featured shawn lee - london based american producer/composer/musician - and the soul surfers - heaviest russian soul/psych funk band. the result is boundless soul and psychedelic funk music from the future. deep in raw grit and musical exploration. this album crosses both: genre, age and world politics. it proves that music is truly the international language and it’s not where you’re from, but where you’re at.
(180 gram vinyl lp) far out recordings proudly presents the 1975 self-titled debut album from brazilian vocalist and bossa nova luminary emilio santiago. one of his best know is album opener bananeira, a party-starting version of the song originally written by joao donato and gilberto gil. brother is a smooth-grooving killer with great horn arrangements and a huge backing choir, while la mulata is a soulful, swinging salsa stepper.
first word records is very proud to present a brand new ep from yazmin lacey - ’when the sun dips 90 degrees’.
this ep follows on from her two recent singles, ’90 degrees’ and ‘something my heart trusts’, both of which are included here, along with three previously unreleased tracks, ’heaven’, ‘body needs healing’ and ’burn & rise’. this set illustrates again yazmin’s candid songwriting delivered in her uniquely laidback soulful style, whilst a glorious fusion of neo-soul and jazz performed by pete beardsworth and her trusty band rides throughout.
UNDERSTAND WHAT BLACK IS (MALA, DEGO & KAIDI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK19.07.18
hot on the heels of the first new album from the last poets in over 20 years, the title track “understand what black is” gets the remix treatment from digital mystikz, dmz and deep medi legend mala and uk dance music innovators and legends dego and kaidi tatham.
originally released in 2015 on cassette by g.e.d. soul records. now for the first time on 1lp vinyl on kingunderground, remastered and limited to 500 copies. the album is a collection of delightfully smoked out, library inspired instrumentals. following in the footsteps of their highly enjoyable 2011 debut. “return of” combines many shades of many moods into a tight record that finds a nice balance between strange hype arrangements and super chill ‘couch-lock’ inducing slow jams. it embarks on a cinematic soul journey from the opening note, through the interlude, straight to the closing credits.
A COSMIC JAZZ FUNK ADVENTURE (CLEAR GREEN LP + MP3)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK16.07.18
deluxe 12” colored sea green vinyl. an exciting new indie funk-jazz-soul masterpiece featuring masters o funk & united sound musicians. recorded live in detroit at united sound, ny, hollywood, las vegas and at funk studios in florida. special guests include: blackbyrd mcknight on guitar- (parliament- bootsy collins), sue ann crawford-vocals (prince) plus a big cast from the allstar funk band and even musicians from lady gaga & theo parrish. each vinyl printed on deluxe heavy weight board, cool graphics and comes with a download card for the full album of songs plus bonus tracks! like getting a double album.
benin city are the london-based three-piece comprised of vocalist and poet joshua idehen, vocalist shanaz dorsett with multi-instrumentalist tom leaper.
clubbing is a source of euphoria: a weekly, often daily escape, a respite from the grind. that culture and its landmarks – some of london’s best venues and many countless pubs - are slowly disappearing for good. on last night, which was recorded in all four corners of london with marc pell (micachu and the shapes), lv, rob marfarlane and james anderson, benin city take an album-long look at the dual nature of london’s nightlife.
songs about the unity of sudan, peace between muslims and christians and the fate of war orphans, backed by grooves equally taking influence from arabic sounds, american funk as well as neighboring ethiopia. kamal keila was among the first artist we met in sudan during our two trips to khartoum and omdurman last year. he is one of the key figures of the sudanese jazz scene that was a vital part of the musical culture in sudan from the mid 1960s until the islamist revolution in the late 1980s. when we meet kamal he luckily presented us with two mold covered studio reels. each tape included five tracks. one with english lyrics and another with arabic ones. musically you can hear the influence of neighboring ethiopia much more than on other sudanese recordings of the time, as well as references to fela and american funk and soul. his lyrics, at least when he sings in english which gave him more freedom from censorship, are very political. a brave statement in the political climate of sudan of the last decades, preaching for the unity of sudan, peace between muslims and christians and singing the blues about the fate of war orphans called shmasha. a note inside one of the boxes specified the track titles, durations and the fact that the sessions were recorded on the 12th of august 1992. both sessions stand as a hearable testament how kamal keila stuck to a sound aesthetic from decades ago, while incorporating current events into his lyrics. kamal keilas album is the first in a series of releases covering the sudanese jazz scene on habibi funk. be on the lookout for albums by the scorpions and sharhabeel coming soon.
full pic gatefold sleeve (artwork attached) – 1000 units,
this holly grail album has been transformed into a 45s collection. dynamite cuts releases a high quality limited edition 1000 copies double pack 2x7” release which gives you 4 of those masterpieces from that album. two never before on 7” vinyl all of the most in-demand tracks. cat no : dynam7011/12 track a1 – “windy c” this amazing track that delivers a funky melodic bass groove and great arrangement - full length version track b2 – “puppet on a chain” first time on 7” this under rated soul track, gets me every time. track a1 - “no more city, no more country” this track has been edits to fit for the first time on 7”, another funky gem, fav track b2 - “hole in my shoes” my favorite track from the album. killer groove and vocals so happy it’s a 7” now for the first time
soul sugar drop their own reggae version of marvin gaye’s -i want you-. french outfit soul sugar – the brainchild of guillaume “gee” metenier – deliver yet another soulful reggae 12”, this time a cover version of marvin gaye’s 1976 classic -i want you-. jamaicain native leonardo carmichael sings lead vocals and legendary drums and bass duo sly & robbie add their flavor to the mix, with two versions on side b. marvin gaye’s single -i want you- was a big step forward for his sound & vision and marked a change in direction – from hip motown soul to a more sultry, disco sound. marvin s vocals are notably intimate and the lyrics are more explicit, more personal. an original soul classic, -i want you- is memorable for its unique combination of lush harmonies, a mesmerizing groove and the apparent sexiness of the theme itself. soul sugar s discomix version combines a smooth mixture of reggae, soul and funk over beefy bass lines, designed for heavyweight sound systems. sly & robbie, rhythm duo known for their studio work on countless reggae classics since the 1960s deliver their version, taking us back to the golden age of reggae, the days when it was typical for jamaican musicians to record their own versions of american soul tunes ... ace producer jahno dubs the mix live and direct to tape, from his very own n.o.f studio
veryone loves -why can t we live together- by timmy thomas: how could one resist such a strong music vibe coming with a message more relevant today than ever! it has been covered by the most creative artists more than a few times… recorded in paris and kingston, the soul sugar crew & leonardo carmichael make it their own with a sultry reggae groove. jahno on drums and syndrums, thomas naim on guitar, and guillaume -gee- metenier on keyboards and production duties, are delivering the classic hit in all its majesty, in the superior categories of both extended discomix, and dub version under the spell of dubmaster extraordinaire dennis bovell! what to say about the breathtaking interpretation of leonardo carmichael? growing up in jamaica, leonardo learnt many a song from his father glendon joseph mcfarlane, who would sing to his mother geraldine, who sang in a choir. leonardo grew up as a drummer and a singer in churches. through a mutual friend, he met nastassja hammond, daughter of beres hammond, with whom he started writing and releasing music for various artists including courtney john and kreesha turner. leonardo has a wide appreciation for diverse genres but keep an international reggae and dancehall feel at the core of his music. it can be said leonardo has faith & soul to the bone
this is a masterpiece. beautiful, golden-era soul written by leon sylvers iii, produced by jerry butler and keg johnson. . the sylvers were a family from los angeles who were very successful during the 70’s and into the early 80’s, with chart hits – deep into pop-disco territory by then! – including ‘boogie fever’, ‘hot line’ and ‘high school dance’. this is the groups second album, from 1973, and is one of their strongest. opening with the awesome mid-tempo ‘we can make it if we try’ the record moves through funk, boogie and deep soul moods, finishing on a hazy, acapella version of the beatles ‘yesterday’.
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.
mamas gun are masters of modern soul music. their blend of classic and contemporary influences have sparked millions of streams worldwide and garnered praise from the sunday times, billboard, the guardian, and uncut magazine. collectively, the london-based group’s first three albums, routes to riches (2009), the life and soul (2011), and cheap hotel (2014), spawned top 10 hits on four continents, including #1 singles in japan and hong kong, propelled by the band’s sold-out tours and funky, full-tilt performances at the billboard music awards (tokyo), plus global music festivals like womad, greenroom, java jazz, and pentaport. with the release of golden days (2018), mamas gun have delivered their defining masterpiece.
black vinyl repress - remastered and resissued double a sider for soul aficionados, b boys and jazz funk lovers. both instantly recognisable across the generations, the a side sees a reissue of one of the most feel good records out there in express yourself. most famously sampled by the mighty n.w.a. in 89 whatever you do, do it good. on flip you get pure funk destruction in the form of the meters just kissed my baby. an insatiable, groove laden intro which has been prime sampling material throughout the years most notably in public enemys timebomb.
record kicks celebrates 15 years in the business with a collection full of exclusive new singles on a limited edition double clear vinyl lp.
side by side with similar outfits like daptone, truth and soul, freestyle or timmion, under its motto the explosive sound from today s scene milan-based independent label record kicks has been pitching the contemporary funk & soul scene since day one. with over 200 releases under the belt, rk has released bands from all over the globe and earned the support of vip fans such as kenny dope, jamie cullum, craig charles and not least jay-z, thanks to which the label has recently received a grammy nomination for hov’s use of hannah williams’ late nights and heartbreak as backdrop for his 4:44.
recorded in philadelphia in 1969, the deirdre wilson tabac’s sole album is a beautiful blend of funk, jazz and soulful pop. possessing the complex grooves, thrilling breaks and ethereal weirdness that the rotary connection pedalled so brilliantly, the lp failed to connect with audiences upon its original release.
in the decades since, it has deservedly attracted a considerable cult following. however, almost inevitably, it has become increasingly tricky to pick up a copy in good condition for anything less than eye-watering sums. as such, we’re delighted to present the first officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece of freaky funk-rock, limited to just 500 copies.
double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with 24 page lp-size booklet and download code for high quality wav / mp3 files.
a great compilation can open the gate to another world. who knew that some of the most exciting afro-funk records of all time were actually made in the small west african country of benin? once analog africa released the first african scream contest in 2008, the proof was there for all to hear, gut-busting yelps, lethally welldrilled horn sections and irresistibly insistent rhythms added up to a record that took you into its own space with the same electrifying sureness as any favourite blues or soul or funk or punk sampler you might care to mention.
ten years on, intrepid crate-digger samy ben redjeb unveils a new treasuretrove of vodoun-inspired afrobeat heavy funk crossover greatness. right from the laceratingly raw guitar fanfare which kicks off les sympathics’ pile-driving opener, it’s clear that african scream contest ii is going to be every bit as joyous a voyage of discovery as its predecessor. and just as you’re trying to get off the canvas after this one-punch knock out, an irresistible afro-ska romp with a more than subliminal echo of the batman theme puts you right back there. ignace de souza and the melody aces’ “asaw fofor- would’ve been a killer instrumental but once you’ve factored in the improbably-rich-to-the-point-of-being-nat-king-cole-influenced lead vocal, it’s a total revelation.
star wax, the famous french magazine, invites diggers factory for its 3rd compilation on vinyl. and what a compilation! we are proud to offer you exclusive tracks and quality music with this funk / hip-hop / oriental compilation, with tracks from 1976 to 2016 by artists such as geraldo pino, chayeb chbab, janko nilovic, 47soul, quiet dawn, sa’bat machine & tam ly, ahmed malek, last bongo in paris, or doc strange.
the chisa years: 1965–1975 (rare and unreleased) is a compilation album by south african jazz trumpeter hugh masekela. the album consists of 14 rare or forgotten tracks recorded by stewart levine and hugh masekela from 1965 to 1975 when they ran their own chisa records label. thom jurek of allmusic wrote “in sum, there isn’t a weak moment on this entire collection. it’s appeal is wide and deep and one can only hope this is the first of many volumes of this material to appear. bbe records has done a stellar job in making this slab available.” dan nishimoto of the prefix magazine stated “the compilation focuses on masekela’s original idea of “african american music.” from the early experiments of the zulus (a group featuring m’bulu) in mixing doo-wop, rhythm & blues and south african gospel and the mbaqanga/”grazing in the grass”-style work of the generically named johannesburg street band to the clearly fela-influenced ojah (masekela’s band in the mid-’70s, consisting of players from ghana and nigeria) and the readyfor-primetime belting of m’bulu, each track reveals a multi-pronged effort to find and challenge the notion(s) of how african and american cultural forms could interact.”
somewhere between electro soul and melodramatic pop. music focused towards the youth set in some strange dream. not sugarcoating anything. these late 80s / early 90s recordings are something to truly behold! . aset was a collective founded by a group of individuals deeply involved in community improvement initiatives and the struggle for justice and equality. a project that would link motivated adults with talented young people in the washington, dc metropolitan area. the compilation takes songs from three released projects of aset, and one semi-unreleased single. latonya, a spunky 11 year old kid singing about divorce, love, and dancing. the poster child of aset. treo, a trio of high school gals in harmony singing about love and relationships. whax, the high school boys who were a bit strangr the silly side of aset. all backed by the aset players. release comes housed in a newly designed jacket with inner sleeve containing info on the label/artists and an interview with the label director, mba mbulu.
BATTENED SHIP1S / LET IT BE ME (NEW PROJECT BY CLEON & JAZZY PIDJAY) (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl FR23.05.18
parisian djs duo cléon & jazzy pidjay are back as last bongo in paris, with a hot new 7inch filled with latin & brazilian soul-funk vibes... with raw drums, heavy breaks and jazzy flavor, these 2 new tracks should please all groove lovers for christmas!! cléon & jazzy pidjay have been united through their love of music and hip-hop culture for a while. dj cleon is one of the finest producers in france for breakdance battle breaks, also known as a fine wax digger, mixing all kinds of music together, such as disco, funk, soul, jazz, break-beat, hip-hop and more old and new records. alongside his mate jazzy pidjay and his great production and mixing’ skills, they give a new dancefloor life to hidden and forgotten musical treasures, through funky uptempo tracks.
parisian dj & producers duo, cleon & jazzy pidjay, are back as last bongo in paris, with a hot new 12inch filled with latin & brazilian soul-funk vibes. with raw drums, heavy breaks and jazzy flavor, these 5 tracks ep should quickly become a hit for all groovers and dancefloors!! cléon & jazzy pidjay have been united through their love of music and hip-hop culture for a while. dj cleon is one of the finest producer in france for breakdance battle music, also respected as a fine wax digger, mixing all kinds of music together, such as disco, funk, soul, jazz, breakbeat, hip-hop and more old and new records. alongside his mate jazzy pidjay and his great production and mixing skills, they give a new dancefloor life to hidden and forgotten musical treasures, through funky uptempo tracks
exclusive transparent yellow double lp in gatefold sleeve with downloade code included, set for record store day. by popular request volume 2 of motown funk first issue of volume 2 and it begins on vinyl. a pipin’ hot motown selection of acid drenched psychedelic soul, blaxploitation soundtracks, straigght ahead funk, easy listening and superlative soul.
das debütalbum des multitalentierten keyboarders, komponisten und produzenten joe armon-jones, mitbegründer des ezra collective, zeichnet sich durch unverwechselbare tiefe, wärme, freude und virtuosität aus. mit jazz als ursprung, verarbeitet er vielfältige inspirationen aus dub, hiphop bis soul. an den aufnahmen beteiligt waren weitere mitglieder der jungen londoner jazz-szene wie moses boyd, nubya garcia und oscar jerome, auf tour geht er mit künstlern wie ata kak und pharoahe monch.
traded for promotional use only at dreamcast s live venues. this is not a cd, label just looks like the original demo cd-r. this album celebrates all of the gems that dreamcast has released in the past and taken down from soundcloud.. dreamcast vol. 2+3.
la’s kidgusto sets out to light up dance floors worldwide spanning influences from south america to west africa and beyond on boogieburg’s sixth vinyl release. kidgusto is joined by acclaimed guest collaborators jungle fire (nacional records and colemine records) as well as dc’s the harry bells band and la vocalist, by way of colombia, caro cobo.
FEATHERBED LANE / HANDCUFFED TO THE SHOVEL (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl US07.05.18
mestizo beat is a los angeles-based band blending the styles of afro-beat, afro-cuban, funk, and r&b. their debut release for colemine is a fiery cover of mongo santamaria’s “featherbed lane” and is sure to set dance floors on fire!
tim (aka jean marie tiam) and the sadly departed maurice foty who died in 2011. the musical cousins hails from bafoussam in cameroon. their signature vocal harmony sound may be the first thing you hear, however they also have produced a host of funkiest african funk around. they sing in their native language ngomâlah, as well as duala and english.
africa seven is taking its first trip to germany... well germany via cameroun. charlie kingue soppo is better known as charly kingson, cousin of manu dibango and a cameroonian emigrant in the 1970s. charly first headed to paris and then found his way to munich in 1978. he recorded two albums in his career, “born in africa” in munich in 1978 and “dance to the music” two years later in new york. for this outing we focus on his debut “born in africa”. it was recorded in union studios in munich with some of the city’s finest (and surprisingly funky) session musicians of the day.
one of australia’s most dynamic up & coming acts acts, the goods have become vital members of sydney’s rising soul/electronic scene in just a few short years. with word spreading internationally and the band recently joining forces with brooklyn-based label bastard jazz recordings, the goods are gearing up to release their hotly anticipated make your move ep as they put the finishing touches on their debut album out later this year.
rather than rely on their usual full band, live performance, one-room live single recording session, the making of ‘dragonz’ was a departure for the apples. a multi-studio project spanning three continents, they assembled new instrumental tracks based on loops created in the studio and presented them to a wide-ranging selection of vocal collaborators to complete the picture with, and applied this method to the capturing of longstanding live favourites as well. the concept of a “vocal album” was implemented on non-vocalist songs as well, treating the omnipresent turntables’ sample work not as the central element to the band, but rather its frontman. though containing disparate influences, guests and production methods, ‘dragonz’ is undeniably apples, might be their most focused lp to date, and it is certainly their most middle-eastern. elements of the region’s indigenous genres have always been present in the band’s work, but never has their influence been as pronounced.
NEW ORLEANS: THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF FUNK VOL. 4 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl D27.04.18
soul jazz records’ latest excursion into the crescent city vaults delves deep into the roots and history of the voodoo world of new orleans funk. packed to the brim with serious break-heavy, heavyweight funk tunes from classic new orleans artists including eddie bo, betty harris, dave bartholomew, johnny adams and eldridge holmes (with the ever-present allen toussaint and the meters as always behind the scenes). there is also a host of rare cuts from a number of lesser-known second line new orleans artists, whose fame rarely reached past the walls of the city, including gus ‘the groove’ lewis, james k-nine, norma jean, bob french, chuck colbert, zilla mayes and joe haywood. comes as heavyweight 180 gram double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
the classic 1963 album, featuring the grammy-nominated, million-selling single and all-time classic r&b-track “it’s gonna work out fine”. pressing on 180 gram virgin vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
terrestrial funk is a new label promising a broad approach to music new and old, but they re kicking off in style with the rarest of funk lps from lang cook, a little known miami man who was active in the late 70s and early 80s. she s hot with 2000 watts is a joy to listen to, kicking off with the snappy cop show funk of liberty city jam and the blissful reverie of another world. there s a whiff of rick james in the air when cook sings on dj of the year, while feeling the fire of desire has an undercurrent of surreal dub processing that nudges this record into outsider territory. proudly lo-fi and loaded with diy charm, this is a holy grail brought back in reach for all dedicated funk heads.
FLAMBOYANT MOVE / I DONT UNDERSTAND LOVE (NAUGHTY NMX & MARC HYPE REMIXES) (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK17.04.18
the a-side, “flamboyant move” is a fitting nod to one of the best rappers ever, a classic sample (james gilstrap’s “move me”) cut up with boom gap drums. if l were still alive, he’d be dropping daps. the b-side is a reworking of “i don’t understand” is a massive flip of the sister sledge’s “easier to love”, moved up to a nice dance tempo, with, of course the patented dusty donuts pro-duction treatment. you’ll be dropping the needle over and over on this updated and supercharged edit. so get on the subway and take a trip from uptown to bk with this new joint from the dusty donuts crew. marc hype & naughty nmx reflip these classics in such a tasteful and dope way, your audience will love it.
first ever vinyl release of this iconic critically acclaimed soul album from 2014 for rsd 2018. this record is one of the most significant and award winning soul albums of the 21st century. the album is presented as a double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, limited to 750 copies. the album draws on the spirit of donny hathaway and marvin gaye along with influences from stevie wonder and many of the soul and jazz greats, but jarrod has created his own identity. the twelve self-penned songs have meaningful lyrics and a spirituality which is uncommon in contemporary music, making it a future classic. it has been one of the bestselling independent soul albums in the last decade. jarrod lawson has performed many times in the uk supporting the album at many venues including ronnie scott’s, jazz café and at shepherds bush empire as part of the london jazz festival, building up a large fan base. jarrod also recorded a session for gilles peterson’s bbc6 which increased his profile.
‘pat thomas introduces marijata’ is a seminal ghanian album that fuses highlife, reggae, folk, funk and soul, from legendary vocalist pat thomas. originally released in 1976 on 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. pat thomas career began in 1969 with the ‘broadway dance band’, leaving a year later to join the ‘uhuru dance band’. he then played with ebo taylor’s ‘blue monks’ and finally formed the ‘sweet beans’ in 1973 where he really made his name. the group released ‘false lover’ in 1974, split and then reformed as marijata, releasing ‘marijata’ (also available on mr bongo) and this album, ‘pat thomas introduces marijata’. thomas career spans more than 50 years and he still tours regularly across the world. replica original artwork, official mr bongo reissue. licensed from gapophone records courtesy of george prah.
get on down proudly presents another top-notch vinyl reissue, from their long-running series of collaborations with james brown’s famed 70s funk label people records. as the 1970s wore on, the classic funk sounds that had defined james brown’s backing band, the j.b.’s, gave way to the rise of disco music. fred wesley and his collective of musicians couldn’t resist the chance to make their mark, releasing “hustle with speed” in 1975, with charles bobbit and don love producing, and the godfather himself, james brown co-writing and providing arrangements. “hustle with speed” didn’t cross over like the band had hoped it would, but it was nonetheless remarkable album, featuring the j.b.’s signature funky style married with disco to exciting effect. all the while there’s still plenty to be had for the funk die-hard, from the brass blow-out jam “here we come, here we go, here we are”, to the trombone-heavy “all aboard the funky soul train”, to the powerhouse opening salvo that is “(it’s not the express) it’s the jbs monaurail”. songs from “hustle with speed” would take on lives of their own decades after the album’s release, through sampled appearances in tracks by jay-z, nas, eric b. & rakim, ultramagnetic mcs, epmd, and many more.
san francisco in the late 1960. the hotbed of psychedelic and rock culture. the dead, joplin, jefferson airplane and a host of others all gaining mainstream acceptance for their acid tinged work. but the city and the surrounding bay area had so much more going for them. a liberal political outlook and a large african american and latino population, meant that musical and cultural reference points were wider and more easily assimilated there than (almost) anywhere else in the united states. two of the biggest groups to emerge from this scene were santana and sly and the family stone, with their melting pots of sound that took in jazz, soul, rock and latin influence. for a while they were two of the biggest acts in the united states and scores of local bands tried to follow in their footsteps. they were hard acts to follow and very few got to the stage of making a 45, never mind a whole lp. one of the best to do just that were leon’s creation, whose debut lp “this is the beginning” acid jazz are reissuing here. a native of san francisco leon patillo led the group, whose multi racial line-up echoed that of his heroes on the local scene. self contained and gigging locally they made their debut album at the tiny studio 10 who also custom pressed the album in extremely limited numbers the music is a perfect blend of acid soul, mixed with hippie sentiments that will get you dancing on the uptempo numbers such as the title track, ‘back roads’ – with its glorious harmonies and the soaring ‘power’. more thoughtful numbers such as ‘until you were gone’ or ‘love’ will touch your soul. so impressed was carlos santana that he eventually asked leon to join his band.
so robbie m says hes retired, but thats just the day job, now with new gear acquired and the studio set up in the family room, its time for ram music productions to become a household name (spoken only through a vocoder).