a new label from hugo mendez, co-founder of sofrito! a series dedicated to cross-cultural experimentation, kicking off with this exhilarating dive into the african underground of 1980s paris: a four-track ep from congolese singer albert siassia, backed by a group of young french dreads, rechristened tokobina lets dance, in lingala for the occasion. a mixture of post-punk, rumba, afro-disco and reggae, in two dancefloor sureshots reviving their sole 12 inch from back in the day, plus previously unreleased fire from the same session.
2lp als 180g virgin-vinyl-pressung mit allen 17 ausgespielten tracks, audiophil auf halber geschwindigkeit gemastered, inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen tracks (einmal komplett ausgespielt, einmal als mixset) in wav/mp3-formaten, im gatefold mit antistatischen innentaschen plus kunstdruck in 12” größe.
here comes another nasty piece of heavyweight funky soul out of detroit. this tune certainly appeals to both northern soul as well as funk 45 collectors, especially the open drum break on the flip is a monster.
limited pressing - only 500 copies. miles away records / acid jazz is proud to present its first record the 1975 classic patience by rokk. heavily influenced by gil scott-heron’s the bottle it is a cult dance floor anthem.
jaye p. morgan’s 1976 ultra rare private press featuring the cream of the la jazz and funk scene - and one of david foster’s first productions - is reissued as deluxe lp edition, featuring a 4-page insert with session photos and full line-up plus download code
lp,180g, 2018 reissue - remastered from original tapes, carefully reproduced original art when alan parker recorded the killer library soul-funk lp the voice of soul with session vocalist madeline bell in 1976, some bright spark at themes decided to also release all of the backing tracks as a separate, and equally innocuously title lp called the sound of soul
ghana soundz was the first ever soundway compilation and became recognised worldwide due to the licensing of the oscar sulley track, ‘bukom mashie’ to the soundtrack of hollywood blockbuster, ‘last king of scotland’.
pounding rhythms, blaring horns and pumping vocals – the music is a document of a time forgotten when flares and cuban heels strutted the streets and night-spots of accra, the sizzlingly hot and humid capital of ghana. influenced as much by traditional rhythms and local highlife as by the music of fela kuti, james brown and santana, these tunes had almost become extinct – until now!
ghana soundz was the first of three collections of rare afro-beat, afro-funk and afro-fusion that miles cleret painstakingly travelled the length and breadth of ghana to assemble, the third compilation to be released late 2009.
2017 repress - double vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
following an impressive, low-key cassette release on kitty play in 2016, amsterdam-based artist aan zee makes the leap to vinyl with this appearance on pleasure wave, a label which has already made some waves with releases from g-marie, jonny 5 and miskotom. the aan zee sound is a lot to digest, spanning all kinds of cosmic funk, sky-scraping electronics and outernational influences, often all fired off at the same time. just sink your teeth into -persona/funny berber- for a taste and you ll understand. -vacation- is equally adventurous, with all kinds of melodic layering and instrument flexing in pursuit of an exotic new brew that doesn t shirk on the groove.
love makes the world go around. “two”, the second album by the soul session, is full of love. ralph kiefer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer from south germany embarks on a stylistically diverse journey into soul, jazz, funk and world music. being a highly respected session musician in the jazz as well as the crossover scene, kiefer made a serious impact in 2011 with “one”, the first soul session album. “one” was built on a solid backbeat of soul, hip hop and funk, while “two” now takes a step further into a spiritual and eclectic dimension. “quantraversa” featuring the voice of las vegas based neo-soul queen georgia anne muldrow is the mind- blowing opener of this album, a truly deep and intense rhythmic statement. quantraversa is a word which you will not find in any dictionary, but that is not the point, says ralph kiefer. “this album is a journey to the inner self. the recording process was like meditation. i often started with a loop, or an idea for a melody. it evolved from there and i simply let it happen. when i involved the lyricists and vocalists, my drafts sometimes took a completely different paths and ended in something unexpected and beautifully new.” the double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
second part of the soundtrack to accompany the “soul of a nation: art in the the age of black power” exhibition, entitled “jazz is the teacher, funk is the preacher”. pressing on triple 180 gram vinyl with download code included.