its not always about super rares. we got to cover those lp tracks as well. how this never made it onto a 45 ill never know. michael henderson s brilliant let love enter has always been an underground classic and is about to get a fire lit under it once again. simply the finest brazilian influenced soul jazz fusion. michael s bass playing. vocals and production are all over modern american black music. having played for miles davis. norman connors. marvin gaye. stevie wonder to name just a few. his influence is huge right through the industry as well being a million selling artist himself. you can still here his bass sampled in many a hip-hop track to this day.
a super rare disco / modern banger to end the year. star quake came out ofcolumbus.georgiaand that s about as far as they got. don t you know i love you is a relatively recent spin with o.g copies easily going for over $1000 and with good reason. a disco floater over some brilliant bass. i also edited the b side to remove the fade in so it can now be dropped easily in a club. happy new year.
exzellenter sampler mit 16 superben soul/r&b-raritäten. deren gesamter sammlerwert heutzutage bei über 6.000 us-dollar liegt. the nightriders mit ihrer perle -lookin for my baby- (1959. sue records) macht alleine fast die hälfte davon aus. ferner dabei: paul perryman. vernon harrell. earl king. mike robinson. u.v.a. eine wahre schatzgrube!
what started out as a simple email exchange between a young. hungry beatmaker and a seasoned player in the worlds of jazz and midwestern indie hip-hop. has resulted in a vibrant record nearly a decade in the making. on one side of let it out sits miles bonny. a long time musical collaborator who spent his youth soaking in powerful musical moments in nyc under the tutelage of his trumpet-slinging father. francis bonny. and later as a teen immersed in new york s busy indie-hip-hop scene. as he grew up miles cemented himself a niche in the midwest. most notably in lawrence. kansas where tireless forays into beatmaking led to the founding of the much-loved innatesounds crew and record label. as well as a series of solo releases and collaborative projects.
the next instalment in the dubplate series sees our very own scrimshire step up to the plate for the third time! having gained huge amounts of radio play for his own productions. as well as the occasional cheeky re-edit. scrimshire unleashes two very timely revisions of the jazz dancer s favourite a night in tunisia. with extra beats and bass meaning that the rest of the dance floor can join in too!
TAKE ME APART (LTD. CLEAR 2LP+MP3+POSTER/GATEFOLD)
2x12" Vinyl UK01.12.17
das debütalbum von kelela ist ein vielschichtiges. oszillierendes porträt. das sich zugleich in die vergangenheit und in die zukunft des r&b erstreckt. was so nach relativ stabilen genregrenzen und zugehörigkeiten klingt. wird in ihren händen grenzenlos: take me apart steht für sich. es ist ein neues element. das nach eigenen regeln funktioniert. sich aber doch einreihen lässt in einen kanon von klangverwandten jüngeren albummeilensteinen. ehrlichkeit und verletzlichkeit waren schon immer die eckpfeiler ihrer musik auch wenn sie sich gelegentlich gepanzert in avantgardistischen electronica-schichtungen präsentiert . und auf take me apart geht sie nun sogar noch deutlich weiter. was den emotionalen tiefgang. wucht und gehalt ihrer message und auch die breite des klanglichen spektrums angeht. nach den lobeshymnen für ihre hallucinogen ep. feature-beiträgen für ihre langjährige verbündete solange. danny brown oder zuletzt den gorillaz. und nach supportauftritten für the xx. legt kelela mit take me apart den grundstein für eine sehr vielversprechende karriere.
record kicks proudly presents james browns original funky diva martha high with japans funk ambassadors osaka monaurail. the 45 vinyl is limited to 500 copies worldwide and anticipates martha highs forthcoming album tribute to my soul sisters out onn record kicks on november 17.
ervin rucker started out as a pianist and composer in the 1950s. after he released his sole single on musette he changed his name to big daddy rucker in the late 60s. at the same time he founded his own gme label on which he released 45s under his own name as well as this one by dede copeland. the price i had to pay is jazzy soul track while the flip you gotta give up some money is an excellent sister funk cut. both cuts can also be found on the tramp records album the soulful side of gme & musette records
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.
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!
das debütalbum von kelela ist ein vielschichtiges. oszillierendes porträt. das sich zugleich in die vergangenheit und in die zukunft des r&b erstreckt. was so nach relativ stabilen genregrenzen und zugehörigkeiten klingt. wird in ihren händen grenzenlos: take me apart steht für sich. es ist ein neues element. das nach eigenen regeln funktioniert. sich aber doch einreihen lässt in einen kanon von klangverwandten jüngeren albummeilensteinen. ehrlichkeit und verletzlichkeit waren schon immer die eckpfeiler ihrer musik auch wenn sie sich gelegentlich gepanzert in avantgardistischen electronica-schichtungen präsentiert. und auf take me apart geht sie nun sogar noch deutlich weiter. was den emotionalen tiefgang. wucht und gehalt ihrer message und auch die breite des klanglichen spektrums angeht. nach den lobeshymnen für ihre hallucinogen ep. feature-beiträgen für ihre langjährige verbündete solange. danny brown oder zuletzt den gorillaz. und nach supportauftritten für the xx. legt kelela mit take me apart den grundstein für eine sehr vielversprechende karriere.
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.
die »erfolgreichste weibliche r&b-künstlerin der letzten 25 jahre« (billboard). zugleich die unumstrittene »queen of hip-hop-soul«. ist zurück: mary j. blige veröffentlicht ihr neues studioalbum »strength of a woman« und unterstreicht erneut. wie relevant sie auch nach einem vierteljahrhundert im rampenlicht ist.
POPCORN SOUL PARTY - BLENDED SOUL AND R&B 1958-62 (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK07.08.17
exzellenter sampler mit 16 massiven tracks aus der belgischen popcorn-Ära rund um den gleichnamigen club in vrasene (flandern) und seinem dj gilbert govaert. opener ist die vielgesuchte top-rarität “keelin kinda lonesome” von willie j charles. während die tunes von ki ki page und chance halladay hier zum ersten mal auf vinyl wiederveröffentlicht werden! ein schmuckstück für soul/r&b-vinylsammler.
grandioser northern soul-sampler. der 16 perlen von hochkarätern wie nina simone. joe simon. bobby adams und grover mitchell vereint und dazu superbe tunes von ricky rezell. bertha tillman. george allen. mary johnson und eddie banks with the five dreamers erstmals seit original-release wieder auf vinyl verfügbar macht. ein schmuckstück für soul/r&b-vinylsammler!
two hard-edged dancefloor r&b killers back to back from one of the true blues greats. elmore james. with his unique. uptempo rendition of the delta standard rollin and tumblin backed up with the equally frenetic stranger blues
taken from the forthcoming album the funky side of virtue recording studios. this super soul double-sider from bob marshall & the a/cs gives you a proper idea of what you can expect from the full length album. raw soul. heavy funk. slick disco grooves. vocal and instrumental treats. male and female singers. all on one album!
ihre geschichte ist ein wahres hip-hop-märchen: bei einem photoshooting trafen sich hip-hop-king notorious b.i.g.. einer der bis heute weltweit einflussreichsten rapper. und rap-queen faith evans zum ersten mal - neun tage später feierten sie bereits ihre hochzeit. damit begann die wohl legendärste aller love-storys der hip-hop-geschichte. die bis zum (bis heute unaufgeklärten) brutalen mord an b.i.g. andauerte.
zwanzig jahre danach schuf faith evans jetzt das album “the king & i”. das die geschichte ihres gemeinsamen lebens erzählt. es enthält neue vocals von faith. die im studio mit der originalstimme von biggie smalls zusammengeführt wurde - teils bekannte. teils selten gehörte oder gar nie veröffentlichte rhymes aus b.i.g.s archiven. dazu kommen etliche gastfeatures von weggefährten des rap-traumpaars und anderen mitgliedern des hip-hop-adels. darunter busta rhymes. jadakiss. lil’ cease. lil’ kim. sheek louch. styles p und snoop dogg.
having made himself an indispensable member of the uk soul/funk scene. playing live performances of ‘zoology’ to much acclaim. as well as setting up a regular groove night at london’s 606 jazz club. carl has recently finished work on his second album - pixel planet. which tells the story of an alien spacecraft. exploring our solar system. 30.000 years into the future - looking for the last bastion of human activity long after we have departed. this dystopian tale is told using a huge array of cosmic electronics. many of which were soldered together by carl himself. including his own diy synthesiser - the recyclotron 64 - constructed out of commodore 64 chips and built in an mdf box. and providing some of the monster bass lines on this album. as well as calling in the digisoul gang. some new friends appear on this album. including powerhouse drummers pete ray biggin. and ‘jungle’ jimmy norden.
the four tops were among a number of groups. including the miracles. the marvelettes. martha and the vandellas. the temptations. and the supremes. who established the motown sound around the world during the 1960s. the group was the main male vocal group for the highly successful songwriting and production team of holland–dozier–holland. who crafted a stream of hit singles on motown. their immaculate four-part harmonies gave voice to many of motowns most enduring songs. their self-titled album (1964) included the singles *baby i need your loving* and *ask the lonely*. you would be hard pressed to find two better singles on a debut album. both being the cornerstones of four tops. a debut to remember.
pressing on audiophile 180 gram vinyl.
FUNKY CHIMES: BELGIAN GROOVES FROM THE 70S PART 2 (2X12 INCH LP. 180 G VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl lp.180 g BE31.05.17
2lp gatefold with liner notes. 180gr vinyl. funky chimes is a two-hour collection of excellent and unique grooves. it contains 27 of the most interesting yet long forgotten belgian dance tracks from the seventies.
FUNKY CHIMES: BELGIAN GROOVES FROM THE 70S PART 1 (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl BE31.05.17
2x12 inch lp gatefold with liner notes. 180gr vinyl. funky chimes is a two-hour collection of excellent and unique grooves. it contains 27 of the most interesting yet long forgotten belgian dance tracks from the seventies.
record kicks proudly presents new oporto soul diva marta ren & the groovelvets! following on from her smashing tunes 2 kinds of men and summers gone released in 2013 on record kicks. i m not your regular woman is their new single from the much awaited upcoming debut lp stop. look. listen that will hit the streets at the beginning of february 2016. i m not your regular woman is a floorshaking cover up version of lucille mathis sister funk classic and serves as a good introduction of what you ll have to expect from the debut full length: 60s pure dynamite sound! the flip. be ma fela showcases an afro instrumental stormer by her powerful groovelvets that the black president himself would be proud of. the final result makes it a party starter 45 essential for all djs and funk & soul lovers.
henry thomas low key 45 on raptown records has until now been a featured in the record boxes of deep boogie and two step dj s who know the deal. it s now time for it to spread its fm synth wings to bigger dancefloors. what more do you want. a solid two sider that only slipped through ebay a few times on the cheap as people did not know it. managed to bag one of those myself and with some help from a good friend track henry down. alive. well and looking forward to his music getting a revival.
i released zebra over 10 years ago on 12- year ago when at jazzman records but deicded to do it on the original format with a brand new master as its always been a favorite 70s dancefloor killer (huge on the deepfunk scene in the early 2000s) and i needs to fit in peoples 45 box. 500 only.
it’s difficult to describe the feeling when you know you’ve heard something that eclipses the mighty mr bird & greg blackman’s ramrock blue modern soul 12” classic ‘over again’ featuring the now legendary tom moulton remix. but many of you are going to experience that feeling and your feedback is going to reflect that moment when that single musical droplet of universal joyful harmony hits your hippocampus and you dissolve with happiness.
unafraid to push boundaries. ephemerals third album. egg tooth. explores new directions: their modern soul and r&b songs now tinged with flavours of jazz. afrobeat. psychedelia and bluesy cinematic orchestral arrangements. with influences ranging from nina simone to kate tempest. steve reich to alice coltrane. egg tooth sees songwriter hillman mondegreen and singer wolfgang valbrun combine beautifully. marrying direct and honest lyricism with powerful vocal delivery. it s an album with recurring themes of rebirth. love. world politics and philosophy in a varied and eclectic collection of songs - an eclecticism perhaps a reflection of ephemerals diverse backgrounds: the singer wolfgang is a new yorker living in paris. the writer in nottingham. the sax player lives in france. while the keys. trumpet and rhythm section are in bristol. sussex and london.
mark rae is the man behind one of the key uk music movements of the last 25 years. as a founder of the shop fat city records and the label grand central. mark worked with some of the worlds biggest artists going on to earn several platinumm discs with his work as one half of the highly respected production duo rae & christian. this project is a worlds first autobiography and album. the release is packaged as a gatefold 10 inch which opens out to the book held within. the 40 000 word book covers the author mark rae s journey through the music industry. it follows the creation and dissolution of fat city and grand central records. rae & christian and yesking. the underground club scenes of manchester. gang wars. success. failure. working with bobby womack. jay z and the pharcyde. the project has been supported by whosampled. dj magazine. vice and the tate modern. the artwork is exceptional featuring an historical montage throughout the inner gatefold sleeve. the music features guest vocals from tony d who was a big influence in the original grand central records sound. soul king pete simpson. multi instrumentalist shawn lee and kate rogers.
made in taiwan and brought to vienna. austria (her parents origin) the culture clash incepted an affinity for a wide range of music. growing up listening to classical music and african jazz. billie holiday s sadness and beloved fusion jazz gave birth to her musical approach. while abstract hip hop damaged the rest. her sound varies from jazzy improvisation to nu soul. creating her own unique style through her code-lacking manners. she has spent a lot of time traveling asia. the states and southern africa. while working on her master thesis in biotechnology she met the producer mez. this project will reflect on soia s own mood swings. from melancholic soul. stream of consciousness turned song. to feel good tunes - always going beyond the surface.
22.02.85 is the new album from bastien keb. initially conceived as a concept album about a stripper lost in the city (like a straight-to-video follow up to showgirls). 22.02.85 has a distinctly nocturnal edge to it. the city at night. lost in a crowd. abandoned petrol stations. empty kebab shops. broken florescent lights. like a half-forgotten dream. familiar yet unnerving. he says all the songs are all about girls apart from two about a big lug. you may catch a phrase here and there but the context is all in the feel: there s a melancholy edge. but i don t wanna depress people. sad but hopeful? if that s possible.
producer dain releases his debut 7” single featuring incredible vocal collaborations with la’s modern funk queen moniquea. and frequent tall black guy collaborators malice & mario sweet. drawing inspiration from great producers like j dilla. dj quik. and kev brown. dain brings a unique swing and style to the table with his signature drums. bass lines. and keys. instantly recognizable with a sound all its own. dain’s frst release with liquid beat is perfect for those who love expertly produced. beat driven r&b and hip-hop. included with the 7” is a free download of dain’s entire “treat yourself” ep that features additional collaborations with black spade. rozzi daime (of sa-ra fame). and up and coming portland songstress blossom.
THE SOULFUL SIDE OF GME & MUSETTE RECORDS (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp D13.03.17
much interest domestically and abroad has been generated over the years about an indie soul label in san diego. ca called musette records. whose short life span (1965-1968) only produced less than 20 singles. and no full albums. more than 40 years later. musette would achieve the collectible status among record buyers of northern soul. who recognize and appreciate the r&b grooves that pulsated on these now extremely rare singles.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
lynn williams may not be someone you have heard of but her pedigree is strong. her father was hank ballard (of king and james brown fame) and her mother was 60s miami radio personality and dance group leader vanilla miss boom boom williams. lynn cut 5 excellent 7inches for various henry stone owned miami labels in the 70s here we present her two most collectable. the first it takes two is a smokey deepfunk killer. on the flip dont be surprised is one of miamis best ever deep soul records period. a dark serious ballad pulled off with amazing emotion considering her young years at the time of recording.
long celebrated as the hottest funk band around. with a sustained tenure of fiery singles and a distinctive northern funk sound. the haggis horns are coming at you with their latest track! exclusive to stutter & twitch. outta my head has been re-recorded and re-released. renovating hh tantalizing sound into an. ass shaking hit for the ages! 3rd march will see the horn s twelfth release in as many years. with str004 marking our funkiest release to date! side a. outta my head gives you the haggis horn s sound that we all know and love. bringing a classic. carefree warmth just in time for spring. with a rejuvenated angle! destined to be an instant classic. the seven-piece have besieged the track with ample horns. enticing keys. frenzied backing vocals all in a killer verse/chorus/solo combo. a contagious sing-a-long and a party starter. all in one! side b give me something better is an example of established producer/artist. werkha shying away from the electronica norm of decapitating funk standards of their soul. by adsorbing the rhythm. and imparting a creative flair and organic sounds with an infectious curiosity. werkha places the funk innovators in an augmented light.
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.
rare groove and modern soul classic reissued for the first time huge deepfunk spin on the flip. brand new master cut at timmion cutting lab for the best sound. athens of the north presents jeanie tracy s first and finest single >making new friends<. cut for marvin holmesoakland s basedbrown door records around 1975. a rare groove and northern soul anthem of the highest order and rightly so. this record has rarely dipped below the $1000 mark as demand is so consistent. what has generally been overlook is that the flip trippin on the sounds is a solid deepfunk spin. i m surprised i never heard anyone flip it over and hit the club. so please. sort it out. not only is this a great record but jeanie is a wonderful friendly warm woman who passion for music is as strong today as it was when this was cut 40 years ago!
critics and concertgoers love his live performances and call him a living blues legend. record collectors of soul and funk 45s consider many of his early recordings on wax as a -must have-. some even as -holy grails-. no matter what roy roberts means to you. an album which collects his sought after 45rpm single tracks was long overdue.
jardín is gabriel garzón-montano’s debut album. out january 2017 on stones throw records. gabriel garzón-montano’s formidable skills have come to fruition on his stones throw debut. “this album came out of wanting to make music that reminds people how beautiful life is and how delicate their heart is.” he said. “i ve always wanted to make music that is healing. comforting. and funky. i named the album jardín hoping for it to create a space for healing when people put it on.
“a garden is full of life. growth and beauty.” gabriel said of choosing that unifying image as the title for his new album. “it makes me think of green and white and all the colors as they appear in different flowers.” that vivid spectrum bursts forth on jardín itself and the album contains references to fruit of all sorts. sour mango. juicy tangerines and sweet peaches.
from the heartache and aching vocals that float over the dusty drums of “crawl” to the stutter-step thump of “bombo fabrika” to the high falsetto he nails on “octave.” garzón-montano proves himself to already be one of 2017’s biggest breakout talents.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
monologue plays out like a novel. where the abernathy’s expand the perception of family over ab’s expansion of the stripped down soul/r&b music we’re used to hearing. whether he’s playing piano. wurlitzer. synths. guitar. programming drums. live drums. or arranging strings and horn lines. ab’s mastery of musicianship is on full display through monologue’s array of colorful. complex compositions. coupled with his rich. layered vocals.
jede seite von jeder 7inch aus syl johnsons entstehungsjahren auf dem federal label. aufgenommen zwischen 1959 und 1962. ist my gift eine beispielhafte sammlung von frühem r&b. der chicago blues mit feuriger seele verbindet. weltweit auf auf 1.000 exemplare limitiert.
markey funk resurrects his boutique 7inch imprint delights with the first release in 3 years. this record is also a farewell gesture of sorts to the parent label audio montage. featuring markeys remixes for two of the labels artists radio trip (the founders of am) and left for the first time on vinyl. side a is a floor-filling freakout groover. perviously available digitally via jalapeno records. highly acclaimed upon its release by drumattic twins (finger lickin ). clive craske (big chill). plaza de funk. and tom findlay (groove armada). side b is an upbeat. yet deep and eerie psych-funk slasher with a strong 70s horror soundtrack feel.
ihr kommendes debütalbum hat nosizwe gemeinsam mit einer ihrer persönlichen heldinnen aufgenommen. der musikerin. produzentin und multiinstrumentalistin georgia anne muldrow aus los angeles in der musik von nosizwe treffen die melancholischen züge norwegens auf den grellen. furchtlosen glanz von südafrika: futuristisch und zeitlos zugleich. voodoo-haft und dabei doch geerdet. ist „in fragments“ ein album. mit dem sie sich vor ihrer vergangenheit. vor ihren und unser aller wurzeln verneigt.
deluxe triple vinyl edition. half-speed mastered at abbey road studios. pressed on 180 gram vinyl. download code included. six panel gatefold with three inner picture bags.
live at the apollo. volume ii by james brown and the famous flames was originally released in august 1968. a follow-up to the original 1963 album live at the apollo it too was recorded in new york at the apollo theater in harlem. this deluxe edition features a more expanded live set including 19 minute version of “it’s a man’s man’s man’s world”.
the period of the 1960s and 70s was so fertile that the speed with which tastes changed left a colossal amount of incredible music to gather dust - perhaps most famously a profusion of funk. soul and rock. countless of local bands released their music on their own without a label. chain was one of those bands whose pounding double-sider leaves us standing mouth wide open. hard drums. sharp horns. raw vocals. and supercool guitar licks. what more can you ask for?
this double 12 inch compilation features both the original mono and stereo versions on 180 gram vinyl plus download code and a bonus 7 inch reissue of the 1966 single “try a little tenderness / i’m sick y’all”.
record kicks proudly presents clbr35 live from s.p.a.c.e. the first official live album by calibro 35 that will hit the streets next 21 october 2016 on ltd edtion lp. cd digipak and digital. after so many studio albums. soundtracks. tv programs and an incredible amount of concerts. clbr35 live from s.p.a.c.e is the very first live album by our cinematic funk champions. recorded during two very special nights of the italian leg of the s.p.a.c.e. tour at biko club milano and mixed by calibro s head honcho and fresly grammy award winner. tommaso colliva at toomi lab studio in london. it sees the milan quartet joined on stage by ottone pesante horn session. most of the tracks are taken from their latest heavily acclaimed studio album s.p.a.c.e. but theres room for some calibro 35s classics such as eurocrime. notte in bovisa and la mala ordina by armando trovajoli from their debut album of 2008.
soul clap records new directions in funk is back with a double a-side 7” of that electronic funk to get you ridin. after selling out of 500 records of the first edition. round two is another 500 record limited run on purple vinyl.
fans of tramp records may remember the band the bionic i. their song disco claus was featured on the third volume of santa s funk & soul christmas party. actually. the city news are none else than the bionic i! eric dunbar. member of both outfits. got introduced to the piano at age 5. in 1969 he started playing music with the city news band. a new orleans rhythm & blues band. bustin up is the side unless you like the kung-fu craze inspired chan the man that was around in 1975.
with the release of fourth album crown posada. smoove & turrell cement their position as one of the uk s most exceptional soul acts with their innate ability to deliver hard times social commentary in a dancefloor friendly medium. proudly working class as a band - this album celebrates love. life. politics and the lows and the highs of growing up and raising families in the north east of england. gritty and powerful. the band make no attempt to sound or look like anyone else - not for them the sharp suits and trumpet twirls of some of their peers. instead you get a wildly talented and vital crew of larger than life geordie lads taking their rightful place on the international soul scene having already become figureheads within the uk.
unter dem titel “new skin” erscheint das langerwartete debütalbum von jones via 37 adventures. jones. die bürgerlich cherie jones heißt. perfektioniert auf ihrem erstlingswerk das zusammenspiel von melancholie und euphorie. den einklang von elektronischen und organischen sounds. gepaart mit feinsten pop-elementen. die 25-jährige londonerin arbeitete bei den aufnahmen zu “new skin” mit großen studiotalenten zusammen wie lana del rey kollaborateur justin parker. savages produzent sowie the xx mixer rodaidh mcdonald. sam smith co-texter tourist. two inch punch. xo. oceaan. a.k. paul und honne.
die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
slick. sultry and sublime rnb infused with soul & jazz. originating in belgium at the tail end of the 1960s and into the 70’s. popcorn was a music and dance scene with an emphasis on often obscure black american records of the then recent past. drawing immediate parallels with the uk’s northern soul scene from approximately the same time. young people would flock from all corners of belgium to cram into a converted farmhouse barn to dance to these exotic sounds. but whilst northern favoured an often uptempo. stomping 60’s soul sound. popcorn focused almost entirely on slower. moodier numbers.
the double vinyl comes in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
few would challenge the claim that the 1960s and 70s have been the most fertile two decades in the history of popular music ever - a period which. regardless of genre. laid the foundations for everything that has followed. what is more. this period was so fertile that the speed with which tastes changed left a colossal amount of incredible music to gather dust - perhaps most famously a profusion of funk. soul and jazz. it was a musical legacy that lay mouldering until the rise of sampling in late 80s hip-hop precipitated a mad scramble for lost crates and suddenly. the music that became known as rare groove - for obvious reasons (it was rare and very groovy) - experienced a phoenix-like rebirth. a quarter of a century on and a million funk. soul. jazz-funk and rare groove compilations. re-presses and re-releases later. you d think that cupboard was bare and yet. even now. there are gems to be found. pt is re-releasing the rarest of cuts that often were originally only limited runs or private pressings and new compilation down & wired is just such a collection. always soulful. this features everything from mod groovers and northern stompers. to funky bumps and latin heaters. yet while the quality of all cuts is immediately apparent. only one of the eleven has ever been previously been compiled because when pt do rare. they dont mess around. in fact. if these tracks were steaks they d still be walking around eating grass.