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!
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.
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.
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.
im basement des legendären westlondoner flamingo clubs gab es den weniger bekannten americana club, wo jimi hendrix 1966 erstmals in england live auftrat, paul mccartney seine spätere ehefrau linda eastman kennenlernte und mitte der 1950er jahre ein mod-allnighter mit r&b, blues, jazz, calypso und ska stattfand, dem dieser gleichnamige lp-sampler mit 16 erfrischenden tracks gewidmet ist.
“the art of 10 seconds” consists of beats composed on the legendary emu sp 1200. the machine allows you to only use 10 seconds of memory for sampling.
boora explores soviet jazz archives of the 60s and 70s, scientific documentaries, folk music and sounds of nature to bring you the raw and unique sound experience straight out of moscow, russia.
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.”
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
named after the tenor saxophone, actually, jimi tenor is not just jimi tenor - he s as well jimi keys, jimi flute, jimi vox and jimi composer. yeah, he is, as a multi-instrumentalist and music master in general, all of this! but wait: active since the mid-80 s he s also jimi legend. and if you overlook his whole oeuvre then finally you will find out that on top of all of this he s jimi genius.
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.
esbe is an multi-genre music producer from los angeles, california. he is known for his atmospheric instrumental production which incorporates sound elements from extensive use of jazz and soul samples. his latest release, bloomsday, is a collection of 19 essential instrumentals.
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.
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.
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!
2007 - 2017: 10 YEARS OF TRANSCENDENT SOUND (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl NL22.03.18
2007 - 2017: heavenly sweetness is turning 10 years old! they are celebrating with 3 birthday parties, and 2 compilations! one is a best of the labels production, and the 2nd one is made of exclusive tracks, composed for this occasion. one is a best of the labels production, and the 2nd one is made of exclusive tracks, composed for this occasion. this compilation is a very subjective best of the labels production, from each album or single we had the chance to produce, with great artists. a journey through 10 years of music, a great introduction to the labels universe, but even the experts will discover unknown tracks. including well known artists such as guts, blundetto, sly johnson, anthony joseph, but also more confidential artists: robert aaron, jacaranda muse, patchworks (and his tribute to gil scott-heron)
the 2nd release on 45 live records, and we welcome the amazing talent christian madden into the family. christian released his lp “the wrecking place” digitally in january 2017 that these 2 tracks are taken from and which most definitely deserved to be pressed onto vinyl.
culross close follow up their 2016 debut album home with a potent offering entitled moments. the quartet (a moniker of k15) meld fusion and future grooves to create a captivating ride through some of their recordings. from the opening manifesto, the listener is thrust into a world of purpose and understanding. slow your stroll is where the record begins to unfold, as floating synths and percussion carry the groove. what follows next is the hypnotic inna trice, the rawest of all the recordings where snares and sincerity collide. the record closes with unison (a future groove if there ever was one), a number that showcases the quartet s ability to truly explore their momen
strut presents the new album from the modern day leader of afrobeat, seun kuti. the youngest son of afrobeat legend fela kuti is as incensed by injustice as his father ever was and, with his mighty new album black times including a feature from carlos santana, he honours the revolutionaries who have gone before and rallies the torch-bearers to come.
180g lp + mp3, reissue of this classic jamiroquai album...
synkronized is the fourth studio album released by funk/acid jazz band jamiroquai, fronted by vocalist and key-member jay kay. originally released in 1999, synkronized is the band’s follow-up to the successful album travelling without moving
the album includes the singles -canned heat- (#1 on the us dance charts), -supersonic- (#1 on the us dance charts and #22 on the uk singles chart), -king for a day-, -black capricorn day...
TAITU - SOUL-FUELLED STOMPERS FROM 1960S-1970S ETHIOPIA (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK19.02.18
ernesto chahoud’s ‘taitu’ is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s addis ababa. a breathless journey through the unique ethio sound that bands were forging at the time, the 24-track compilation is the result of the lebanese dj and crate digger’s decadelong love affair with the ‘golden age’ of ethiopian music.
(lp + dl) born and raised on the common desire of bass player mattias geernaert and drummer marius couvreur to groove and dance on the dub vibes.born and raised on the common desire of bass player mattias geernaert and drummer marius couvreur to groove and dance on the dub vibes.kosmo sound saw daylight in late summer of 2016 when these two ghent based musicians found one another. after a few jam sessions and brainstorms they started searching for like minded colleagues and added 4 wonderful masters of sound. two guitar players (cyriel vandenabeele and edmund lauret), one keyboard player (bos debusscher) and one saxophone player (ambroos de schepper). this bands sound can definitely be described as dub influenced. making people dance and drift away in groove and trance is what they stand for. because of their background in jazz they sometimes add some improvisations.
plantation lullabies is the debut studio album by american singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist me’shell ndegéocello (also meshell ndegeocello). the album was originally released in 1993 to widespread critical acclaim and has since been viewed as a landmark neo soul record.
meshell’s music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae and rock. she has received significant critical acclaim throughout her career and has had ten career grammy award nominations.
plantation lullabies received a nomination for a 1995 grammy award in the category of best r&b album, -if that’s your boyfriend- was nominated for best female r&b vocal performance and best r&b song.
pressing on audiophile 180 gram double vinyl.
idris muhammad was an american jazz drummer who recorded extensively with many musicians, including bob james, ahmad jamal, lou donaldson, pharoah sanders, john scofield, george benson, lonnie smith and tete montoliu. power of soul is his best known album and is one of the reasons that idris muhammad is regarded as the drumming king of groove. featuring the arrangements and keyboards of bob james, the saxophone punch of grover washington, jr., guitarist joe beck, trumpeter randy brecker, percussionist ralph macdonald, and the knife-edge slick production of creed taylor, this 1974 album is a burning piece of deep, jazzy soul and grooved-out bliss.
remastered audio on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
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.
does this need an explanation? my two favourite dj sides from stark reality catalog, for say brother i fixed the eq and made it a bit more club friendly also editing the crazy tripped out ending out which maybe controversial but always freaked the dance floor out so i cut that out to gain some extra volume and bass. on the flip we got bustin out of doors which has always been a favourite warm-up record again without the random ending. to make it extra cute i used the o.g hoagy carmichael’s music shop illustration. 500 only, no repress.
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.
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!
during the 1970s, innovative musicians redefined the sound of jazz, funk, and soul music, digging deeper than ever before to unearth powerful new sonic textures. one such pioneer was keyboardist weldon irvine, a jazz-funk luminary who released some of the most revered recordings of the era. irvine’s 1975 album “spirit man” is a true masterpiece, full of infectious grooves and otherworldly electronic elements. entirely composed, arranged, conducted, and produced by irvine himself, the album remains a potent artistic statement, both deeply spiritual and intensely funky. crate diggers may recognize the opening track “we gettin’ down”, which was sampled by a tribe called quest for their classic single “award tour”. now, “spirit man” is back in print on limited-edition vinyl, complete with updated artwork. order this official deluxe reissue now!
this record is a collaborative between marq spekt and experimental, proto-new wave musician gary wilson (stones throw). it’s rare that you get the opportunity to work with the actual artist rather than just sampling his records. gary opened his vaults and provided sample soundscapes. some of these instrumentals date back to 1973 and may have been heard before. others may not. the ending result is a pure creative expression and meshes hip-hop, psychedelic, jazz and funk. soak up the vibrations and enjoy!
this is the kind of idea that makes you enjoy the fringes of rap more than what’s in the spotlight. with that said, “broken mazes” sounds weirder on paper than it does in the headphones. gary wilson is an awesomely strange dude with some outré music under his belt, but for this project spekt wisely sticks with the more accessible sides of wilson’s catalog. it’s all breezy jazz-funk with some vague psychedelic touches for extra oomph, a wide-open feld for spekt to run his free-flowing bars. the result is relaxed and enjoyable, if at times a bit unfocused – kinda like a good open-ended improv session by a talented jazz band.
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.
der londoner drummer (und produzent) richard spaven schließt perfekt die lücke zwischen jazz und clubkultur und wird regelmäßig von größen wie josé james, gregory porter, guru’s jazzmatazz, flying lotus, the cinematic orchestra oder ty engagiert. auf seinem neuen album für soul has no tempo, -the self-, arbeitet sich der jazz-drummer durch clubstyles wie drum & bass, broken beat und dubstep und lässt sich von r&b-sänger jordan rakei, metalheadz-mc cleveland watkiss, electro-jazzer jameszoo, jazz-pianist kris bowers und gitarrist stuart mccallum begleiten. ein highlight ist dabei sicherlich sein cover von photeks -hidden camera-.
reissue of the highly sought after nigerian funk-rock album, moving effortlessly between reggae, jazzy afrobeat and psych rock. soundway fans first got a taste of jay-u’s infectious beats with the track ‘some more’, featured on the soundway compilation “nigeria disco funk special: the sound of the underground lagos dancefloor 1974-79”. originally released by emi nigeria in 1977, this now-rare album was written by jay-u and engineered by disco-boogie artist goddy oku. opening with the up-tempo reggae number “reggae deluxe”, the album descends into mind-blowing jazz-funk featuring several killer saxophone solos. the journey ends with a trip into psych-prog rock, with a sound not dissimilar to that coming out of the early 70s british rock scene.
singer/songwriter nick hakim machte mit zwei eps bereits auf sich aufmerksam. mit dem debütalbum wagt er nun einen experimentellen schritt vorwärts. von robert wyatt über marvin gaye und shuggie otis zu my blood valentine - diese künstler haben den in washington d.c. aufgewachsenen sänger, multiinstrumentalisten und produzenten musikalisch beeinflusst. moderner, psychedelischer und doch warmer soul!
the equally strong -taste and see- on the flipside provides the only lyrical reference to hawai (-mangos and papayas got flavors of their own-) while remaining in line with mehl s smooth west coast vibe - he hired two of chuck mangione s colleagues for the recording, guitarist steve o conner and horn player john rekevics.
album recorded at jazzy jeffs home, by numerous artists, in seven days - creative process was streamed live via facebook live from jazzy jeffs fan page - album includes soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, pop and samba
homeys records new release,something new, features the first collaboration between marina p and the upcoming french producer ksd. once the original track was completed, the vocals were given to three other producers close to the italian singer for remixing. stand high patrol’s version offers a jazzy take on the track with unexpected footwork influences. twm, for his very first release, presents a steppers version made for the soundsystem. homeys brings a roots reggae touch with a flute part that leads the theme.
a bona-fide nigerian prince and probably the only musician to have ever played with fela kuti, miles davis and bob marley, eji oyewole combined african highlife with western jazz to create a hybrid so that was as smooth as it was funky. his first album, charity begins at home was an angry tirade against corruption in nigeria. me & you is his ‘relationship’ album, a brighter and happier set of songs that sees eji all loved up, presumably with the mysterious ‘cameleon’ featured on the cover. eji’s flute is no longer a strident voice raised in anger. instead, on ‘me & you’ and ‘i’m a dancer’ it is a playful line of seduction. on the wonky and woozy ‘eniafelamo’ his sax is a post-coital salutation. even the one political track, ‘long live nigeria’, is a loved up call for peace, progress and trust. chilled, assured and dexterious, me & you is a sophisticated showcase of eji oyewole’s chops. ‘this is the beginning of an atomic musical evolution,’ he declares on the cover. ‘brothers and sisters, stay cool.’
7” release mit zwei tracks aus dem selbstbetitelten harlem river drive debütalbum (1971) um die brüder eddie und charlie palmieri, zweier giganten der latin-jazz-fusion. “seeds of life” erscheint erstmals in voller albumlänge auf 7” vinyl.
josé james is reborn as a powerful voice in contemporary r&b on “love in a time of madness”. even for an artist as creatively restless as james, “love in a time of madness” is something new: an r&b focused foray into moody soul, electronic pop, and trap-addled beats, with the occasional influence of african folk, american gospel and minneapolitan funk. and though james’ voice is no less agile and his ear no less adventurous, this is also his most relatable, daresay sexiest work yet, detailing love’s ups and downs without holding back an ounce of emotion.
luv n’haight is proud to re-issue sweet maya’s self-titled album. a midwest jazz-funk classic with elements of folk, jazz, soul, funk and rock combining to create a heady blend reminiscent of ‘70s work by french band cortex and songwriting maestro terry callier.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
available on vinyl for the first time!
richard bona remains true to his roots with african rhythms reflected in each of his albums, reverence is the second studio album originally released in 2001 and displays his unique approach to storytelling through sounds. his unique style is situated at the crossroads of a horde of influences - jazz, bossa nova, pop music, afro-beat, traditional song, and funk. the song -reverence (the story of a miracle)- features a guest appearance by prominent jazz guitarist pat metheny.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
a fantastic and rare soul-jazz album recorded in adelaide (australia) in 1976. originally pressed and released on crest records and fully licensed by the hot casa team to reissue it on a deluxe 180g vinyl. . sue barker is a jazz singer from the 70s – and one who isn t afraid of picking up a bit of soul. most of the album features covers from duke ellington to marvin gaye, curtis mayfield or even james brown!
fabio fabor is a mysterious composer and musician who wrote mostly operas, symphonies and chamber music, but also experimental and electronic library music, the latter being the case of this release: short tracks aiming to accompany radio and tv shows, orchestral pop a la bacharach, space age pop, hints of bossa and beat from the previous decade. originally published by the legendary seri e usignolo, a sub-label of fonit, this hard-to-find title is finally available again thanks to schema records
fabio fabor is a mysterious composer and musician who wrote mostly operas, symphonies and chamber music, but also experimental and electronic library music, the latter being the case of this release: short tracks aiming to accompany radio and tv shows, orchestral pop à la bacharach, space age pop, hints of bossa and beat from the previous decade. originally published by the legendary seri e usignolo, a sub-label of fonit, this hard-to-find title is finally available again thanks to schema records.
fonits b 85, part of the legendary serie usignolo, which bears the signatures of the mysterious coscia (perhaps a moniker of accordionist gianni?) and formini, is another cult library music release: an orchestral pop record whose tracks are curiously recommended to accompany viewings of vast parks, footage of agriculture, ads, moving crowds and congested traffic jams, american working-class districts with hilarious titles such as dayda, schizzo, palmas, murlak (which casts an incredible fuzz guitar), bronx and ciresa facaud. in two words: a must!
im jahr 1980 erschien die lp “taking care of business” der ted coleman band, heute ist das album eine extrem rare seltenheit geworden. mehr als grund genug für bbe, dieses meisterwerk voll positivem up-tempo-soul-jazz wiederzuveröffentlichen.
TOGO SOUL 70 (SELECTED RARE TOGOLESE RECORDINGS FROM 1971 TO 1981) (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl NL25.11.16
hot casa records present togo soul 70 (selected rare togolese recordings from 1971 to 1981). a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings mostly recorded in lomé during the 70’s, a fusion of traditional voodoo chants, raw soul and afro jazz. hot casa records selected 13 tracks, a snapshot of some hundreds of rare and often forgotten tapes from the most prolific, professional and exciting phase of the country’s recording history, including international stars like bella bellow (who even performed to maracana stadium in brazil), or roger damawuzan, compared as the james brown from lomé, and forgotten tapes and brilliant songs in mina, kabyié and fon languages. many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in togo was at the time, even if the political context influenced their creation.
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. 1973 entstanden, ist -gentleman- der direkte vorläufer zum legendären album -alagbon close- - und alle zutaten des legendären afrobeat sind hier schon perfekt angelegt. thematisch pendelt das album zwischen kolonialismus (das titelstück) und persönlichen erlebnissen. -fefe naa efe- zelebriert die Überwindung von herzschmerz, während -igbe- (zu deutsch -scheiße-) durchdekliniert, wann ein menschen -scheiße- handelt: von verrat bis zur mangelnden selbstachtung ist die rede.
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. “i.t.t. international thief thief” entstand 1980, als fela kuti afrika 70’s auflöste und egypt 80 gründete. das album ist eine abrechnung mit general obasanjo und moshood abiola. ersterer war der nigerianische präsident, der zweit genannte unter anderem der chef von decca records. der titel des albums fasst prägnant zusammen, wie fela kuti die beiden personen einschätzte.
five years after the excursion to san francisco schabel now returns with his combo to the haven of his hometown. “the night & the city” is an album tailor-made for sonar kollektiv: a melange of genres which deploys live instruments on an equal footing with samples and herewith becomes a highly explosive mixture of latin percussion, funk, poppy dub, moody, folky soul, afrobeat, ethno-jazz, bossa nova, hiphop und blaxploitation soundtracks.
strut team up with new yorks knitting factory for the exclusive worldwide release of >live in detroit, 1986<, the first new fela kuti material to be issued since his final studio album, >underground system<, in 1992.
code for free mp3 download of this release included.
djeuhdjoah & lieutenant nicholson is a french composers and afro-soul singers duo. tes qui? is their first album, fruit of an intense collaboration during many years, on stage and in studio. they call their music as afropean songs, a collection of jazzy-pop melodies, afro-soul and funk arrangements.
4 years in the making, in partnership with teranga beat the current leading label for senegalese music, analog africa proudly offer an insight into the musical adventures that were taking place in the major senegalese cities during the 60s and 70s. this compilation, reflects the unique fusions of funk, mbalax, cuban son and mandigue guitar sounds that transformed dakar into west africa’s most vibrant city.
the double vinyl release comes in a gatefold sleeve and includes a download code.
kirkis ist ein proto-punk/jazz-funk-künstler aus melbourne, der auch schon auf floating points eglo records veröffentlichte und aus dem umfeld der hiatus kaiyote crew stammt. mndsgn ist ein umtriebier beattüftler, der zuletzt bei stones throw/leaving veröffentlichte. cold crush startete als remix von mndsgns kikhabits von seinem kultklassiker breatharian tape, der jedoch kaum noch als remix durchging. mndsgn setzt einen drauf und liefert nun im gegenzug einen remix eines gescheiterten remixes für die b-seite dieser limitierten 7 inch. das vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
the new record follows 2013s at the back of beyond, which was warmly received creatively and commercially, and inspired ntjam to perform throughout holland and across europe. that was an album that was a part of me, and that needed to explore my poppy side, she says. im grounded in jazz and soul, and pop. but as a songwriter, i really needed to go through that album to learn how to play the guitar, to see and hear what kind of songs i would write, and also to put the guitar on the palette literally being able to pick the guitar up to write.
the vinyl lp comes housed in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
der mann kann alles: dexter story ist multiinstrumentalist, komponist, arrangeur, songwriter und produzent, hat sein eigenes studio in los angeles und arbeitet seit jahren mit musikern wie dwight trible, quadron, sa-ra und snoop dogg - und er komponiert und arrangiert für das ethno-jazz-ensembles ethio cali. diese arbeit führte ihn schließlich zu *wondem*, storys erstem album auf soundway records. es ist ein mitreißender mix aus soul, funk, ethno-jazz und folkloristischen einflüssen aus Äthiopien, eritrea, sudan, somalia und kenia. inmitten der musik ostafrikas und vor seinem eigenen breitgefächerten musikalischen hintergrund findet story seine eigene, einzigartige und weltumspannende stimme. an den zwölf songs mitgewirkt haben u.a. der bekannte multiinstrumentalist miguel atwood-ferguson und der künstler mark de clive-lowe, der auf diversen tracks an klavier und synthesizern zu hören ist. für fans von: the heliocentrics, mulatu astatke, gaslamp killer. die vinylversion erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
the ethio jazz album by mulatu astatqé is a jewel of the modern ethiopian music and a mythical album, since the beginning of ethiopian music reissues (mainly on buda musique). pressing on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl.
with four albums and two vinyls under its belt released internationally, this supergroup founded by geneva-based pianist leo tardin launches this spring their new ep, big easy, which is also the fruit of their debut collaboration with mental groove records. the vinyl ep includes a download code.
TABOO - JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE SONG (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl D18.05.15
mit der veröffentlichung der 10-inch-vinylplatte *taboo* startet stag-o-lee eine serie mit dem titel *journey to the center of the song*. ein song in mehreren versionen. keine neue idee, aber selten so präzise ausgeführt wie hier.
magus mountain opens with the chords of an acid-soaked troubadour, the guitars wavering harmony summoning the band into position. thunder strikes in the form of hammering drums, and the journey to magus mountain begins! the song rollicks along, and its clarion horn lines are the fanfare for this wild romp into a mix of 70s rock influences. the budos band delivers you to the peak of their creative forces on thus track, and the view from the summit of magus mountain is a wonder to behold.
for this project fredfades remixes nine of his favorite rap songs. dense layers of samples from hard to find records, crisp drums and ruthless bass lines are some of the ingredients fred uses to create new versions of these hip-hop gems. some of them seem to have come out edgier and more interesting than the original songs. legendary to some, obscure to others, all the acapellas have been laced with the jazzyness fades has become known to represent. all beats via one were produced on the cult status sp1200 machine (the street smartz beat was produced using the mpc 2000xl). a few of the tracks were co-produced by deckdaddy & john rice (oslo sp ensemble). the result is a wide range of super tight raps and the distinct and consistent style of a young producer with an old soul. if you appreciate timeless rap flows over some bold reinventions of the golden era sound, this is a must cop record!