it is melodies internationals greatest pleasure to bring forth its latest reissue comprising two stripped-back. reflective pieces of us folk soul. largely forgotten for the past forty-odd years. bobby wright (now abu talib)s blood of an american and everyone should have his day resurface as politically-infused works that shine bright and still hold meaning to this day. the 60s and 70s constituted an exceptional era for its unique blend of popular culture and political radicalism
DO I LOVE YOU / SWEETER AS THE DAYS GO BY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK13.03.18
do i love you (indeed i do)/sweeter as the days go by war 1965 der erste 7inch release des legendären motown-produzenten und komponisten frank wilson und sollte ab mitte der 1970er jahre die britische northern soul-szene im sturm erobern. outta sight veröffentlicht diesen legendären klassiker. dessen originalausgabe als wertvollste schallplatte der welt gehandelt wird. erstmals legal außerhalb von motown. eine absolute northern soul und wigan casino-nr.1 und der letzte song. der in diesem kultclub gespielt wurde.
willie hutch wrote huge soul hits in the 60s and 70s (co-writing “i’ll be there” for the jackson 5) and released sixteen motown. whitfield and independent label solo releases between 1969 and 2002. from his period with norman whifield’s label through warner brother in 1978/79 he is best known for “easy does it”. arranged by gene page. it was previously issued only on 7” as a b-side to “come on and dance with me”. original copies now exchanging hands for large sums.
dionne warwick is one of the most classic and iconic soul singers of all time. over her career she has recorded a string of hits and a legacy of music of outstanding quality. “move me no moiuntain” was first released in 1975 on warner brothers and has since become her most played song on the ‘modern soul’ scene. “(i’m) just being myself” comes from an earlier album (1973) produced by holland-dozier-holland’. a connoisseur soul track gaining support in recent years.
louisiana soul singer bobby king first recorded as a solo artist in 1973 for the reprise label where he also sang for ry cooder. in 1981 he switched to the main warner brorthers imprint and recorded what has become for soul fans a most highly regarded self-titled album. “if you don’t want my love” became a single. an original pressing for this ‘modern’ dancefloor record recently onsale for £300. it is coupled with an exceptuional track from the album “lovers by night” not previously available on 7” vinyl.
‘oonops drops’ is the eponymous name of dj oonops’ monthly broadcast on brooklyn radio (nyc). it’s your not average radio show without talk and comments for which he invites renowned guests with their exclusive mixes from around the globe to create timeless and thematic episodes. in the last sixty shows he got visited by artists like morcheeba. guts. nickodemus. the herbaliser. nostalgia 77. boca 45. blundetto. chinese man and many more.
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.
-funky country- sammelt obskure und unterschätzte country-funk. blue-eyed-soul und andere schwungvolle rhythm & blues kuriositäten aus den sechzigern und siebzigern. die stücke auf diesem album sind so gut wie die von berühmten künstlern wie little richard. jerry lee lewis. tom jones oder jack hammer.
das von curtis mayfield geschriebene hard times und listen to me erschienen 1971 zusammen auf mayfields legendärem curtom-label und erfahren durch soul brother nun ihren ersten offiziellen release in europa. beide tracks des leider viel zu früh verstorbenen baby huey wurden von den grössen des hiphop unzählige male gesamplet (a tribe called quest. lil wayne. biz markie. the chemical brothers. eric b & rakim. wu-tang clan. public enemy. grandmaster flash. u.v.a.)
gulf points expanding roster delivers a twist with the introduction of vienna-based alexey lanvin. men s fashion connoisseur by day. one look diarises alexey s private persona as he broods over the octaves with acutely romantic flair. his series of short online videos hint at a realm where long stares. midnight moods and south beach style are everyday fare a vision fellow pastel chief and label boss benny badge simply couldn t ignore. one look- opens this window to lanvin s electrifying world even further. his talking keyboards ready as ever to converse. alexey gets straight to the point. launching into two searing ballads full of silky rhodes and evocative textures. while an ominous inner-city funk adorns all songs. its definitely miami when the upbeat items arrive (both good love and lips could score one of crockett s fleeting love scenes in easy fashion) - suggesting his high street antics are merely a front for his downtown demeanour. ep includes: standing out. in and out of love. your eyes. good love. lips. cassette only bonus track. arranged and recorded entirely at alexey s home studio with minor alterations by benny badge at secret heat music.
two unreleased recordings dug up by the team at numero group for their purple snow comp (get it). these were begging to be put on 45. recorded at audiotek studios inc in 1975. david z. who engineered lipps inc s -funkytown- and several prince productions. piloted both these recordings. get it on is the perfect end up night stone groove track. i can t recommend this record enough. buy it. another completely selfish venture. i just wanted this on 45.
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.
TRY LOVE (ONE MORE TIME) / THAT BOY OF MINE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK06.03.18
try love was originally recorded by norma jenkins and pitched to motown who passed on the track (this version only survives on acetate). master of the girl group herb bernstein picked up the track and recorded the version you hear on this 45 which for whatever reason failed to make a dent until it was picked up first by the belgian popcorn scene and later the northern scene. demand far outstripped supply and this rare 45 became very expensive. a haunting. odd and beautiful record to this day the members of the sparkles remain a mystery.
as featured on feeling nice vol.4. we thought it is well worth to re-release frederick knight s -steppin down- on 45 too. even better. the b-side -heart complication- is a monster deep-soul track which many of you may have not heard yet. we here at tramp re-release good music. whether it is rare or not. this one is indeed rare so get your hands on it before all copies are gone.
a solid two sider for your soul box from the old town vaults. say it with feeling is a great mid tempo soul track which i have used as a warm up track for many years and had remained popular on the soul circuit as well. for me the real magic happens on the flip. conscience is a haunting mid tempo off-kilter number. memorable in the extreme. challenging to work it into a set. a charming. fascinating record. no wonder it was a huge popcorn spin in belgium.
two new york latin soul bangers from legendary band leader hector rivera and vocalist david coleman.. hector wrote and arranged for many famous latin ray barretto. machito. and tito puente as well as releasing several lps himself . these cuts come from his successful lp -at the party-. both sides have been spun by myself for years so happy to finally license them for the aotn stable.
fuzzed out and psychedelic covers of rare and classic tracks performed by san francisco’s monophonics. monophonics are back with a six-song ep that fuses the complimentary and explosive soul. rock and funk influences. proving themselves to be the rightful inheritors of the bay area’s impressive psychedelic soul sound. mirrors is comprised entirely of cover tunes. except that i doubt you’ve ever heard of half the deeply funky and soulful originals that inspired these soulful. tastefully produced. and timeless monophonics treatments. “we wanted to do a couple songs that were more familiar to people and then shine some light on groups we’re big into.” lead singer. keyboardist and co-producer kelly finnigan explains. it takes a lot of guts to cover your favorite songs. your van jams. that song you play as a shot of inspiration to break-up a marathon studio session. “not only are these great songs. but these are artists that we listen to and are influenced by.”
the 4th meters album marked their departure from josie records and was released on the reprise label in 1972. cabbage alley once again proved that the meters were one of the finest. rawest funk groups around. hailing from the soggy streets of new orleans. the meters essentially invented the second line groove. influencing funk music like no other artist (ok. aside from a singer by the name of james brown). these cats are essentially one unified rhythm section. with expertly timed drum breaks. bass driven grooves. bluesy chicken scratch guitars and southern singalong choruses.
formed of laura lee on bass. mark speer on guitar. and donald “dj” johnson on drums. khruangbin’s sounds are rooted in the deepest waters of world music infused with classic soul. dub and psychedelia. their 2015 debut album ‘the universe smiles upon you’ was heavily influenced by 60’s and 70’s thai cassettes the band listened to on their long car journeys to rehearsal in the texan countryside. ‘con todo el mundo’ takes inspiration not just from south east asia but similarly underdiscovered funk and soul of the mediterranean and the middle east. particularly iran.
the 180 gram vinyl includesd a download code.
CLEETHORPES PIER - TALK OF THE NORTH ALL-NIGHTER (LP)
12" Vinyl UK27.02.18
exzellenter northern soul-sampler. diesmal gewidmet dem führenden club im osten englands. dem lincolnshire soul club am ende des cleethorpes pier und seinem legendären -talk of the north- all-nighter mit mary chapman. der queen of northern soul. der zwischen 1975-1978 stattfand. 14 top-tracks. darunter der ersten vinyl-reissue des klassikers -game players- von dooley silverspoon. gemastered von den original-tapes.
2018 will see the ever-influential acid jazz records celebrate thirty years at the forefront of the uk soul jazz scene. with co- founder eddie piller still at the helm the label continues to stride forwards both with new artists whilst also uncovering old classics. following the recent and definitive career spanning compilation anthology: 1972 -1984. acid jazz are pleased to announce details of two further leroy hutson albums. the reputation enhancing hutson and hutson ii will be available for the first time in over twenty years on vinyl.
betty wright is a 64 year old american soul and r&b singer and songwriter. who rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as -clean up woman- and -tonight is the night-. like aretha franklin. betty was blessed with a four octave voice range and is adept at using the whistle register. pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
an enticing taste of the upcoming debut album ‘eventual reality’ by the james l’estraunge orchestra. brainchild of scottish producer ricky reid. pianist on both 6th borough project albums and one half of the soul renegades alongside craig smith. the james l’estraunge orchestra is “the band that never was”. lovingly pieced together from a series of late-night studio sessions with some incredibly talented jazz and classical players. best described as jazz arranged with dance music sensibilities. the james l’estraunge orchestra sound is warm and organic. atmospheric and at times somewhat bleak. a perfect reflection of the remote log cabin in which it was created. immediately iconic both musically and lyrically. ‘closer’ is a powerful commentary on today’s self-regarding. materialistic world with a strong message of hope for a better tomorrow. combining lush. live instrumentation and climactic. cinematic composition. closer’s emotive. almost springsteen-like vocals are performed by ricky reid himself. ‘groovin’ you’ covers a classic from harvey mason: a bass led. heavyweight instrumental jazz-dance workout featuring some impressive brass and woodwind solos bolstered by spine- tingling string swells and tight. rolling drums.
kadena - multi track version parts 1 and 2. which are un released stripped down versions .- sampled by ghetto boys -mind playing tricks on me- rap hip hop classic. stands out the most what i love about this song. guitars are the main hook. the horns sections stripped out. plus added guitar solo on part 2 breaks it down for that heavy soul . funk fuzz..
needle paw is the first solo album by nai palm. the lead singer and composer of r&b future soul outfit hiatus kaiyote. needle paw is the rawest glimpse into nai palm’s musical world. it is dreamlike. honest. and beautifully transparent. revealing her musical ruminations to listeners with a courageous vulnerability and artistic generosity. pressing on 180 gram audiophile double vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
indianapolis band led by organist bobby watley (ex-lonnie smith group) and driven by his funky jack mcduff-influenced playing. discovered in march 1971. funk inc had sent bob porter a demo tape which languished in a pile of other until the producer finally got around to working his way through the whole batch. the band s tape grabbed him as soon as he heard the first notes and the rest. as they say. is history. a quintet. funk inc s constituent members were leader bobby watley on organ. eugene barr on tenor saxophone. steve weakley on guitar. jimmy munford on drums and cecil hunt on congas. watley. the leader. worked originally as a drummer. with both winston walls and lonnie smith. he switched to organ in 1969 and was heavily influenced by jack mcduff. barr played his first professional gig with little milton and then went on to lead his own band prior to joining funk inc. munford worked with artists of the calibre of etta james. jerry butler and james brown. hunt had been with the coasters as well as playing with local california bands. weakley was one of the (then) new breed of guitarists whose debt owed as much to jimi hendrix as kenny burrell.
solar shield kicked off the austin boogie crew records discography with a bang in 2014 with his -reesis- 45 -- so much so that the labelhad to press it 3 times to meet demand. now . austin boogie crew present his much anticipated selftitled lp with 9 tracks of laid back modern funk! . austin. tx. musician chris mcdowell is a wonder on the keys. under his solar shield moniker texas producer chris mcdowell creates exuberant compositions that elegantly walk a tightrope between modern funk and electronic beat music. this quality nine track release features songs created between 2011 and 2013. settling into the modern funk cannon of 2018 with ease.
more fire from aaron broomfields archive. here we have two sought after sides. im gonna miss ya was transferred from tapes by aaron himself and is a brilliant boogie joint thats highly coveted on many scenes for good reason. on the flip we have got the super rare and relatively unknown does anybody really know. one for the heads. no master exists for this but jeremy underground kindly lent me his minty copy to master from. jeremy is a man who possess extremely good taste in modern soul and disco and who we will be working with more in the future
“magic / chance to go far” is the first single off the “joseph ep” and is built on top of a tom misch guitar loop with a bumping 4/4 beat. swirling synthesizers and trish’s soulful vocals. stay tuned for much more to come!
known in the record collecting world as an incredibly rare album with just a handful of known copies. we present for the first time the full length album reissue of the two sisters from bagdad album as performed by la vice & co.
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.
lion and the mean ecstasy of “you’ve got a woman”. the b-side to their sole release comprise a rare burst of psychedelic western soul from two names best known for dutch progressive rock and new wave. drummer peter de leeuwe. departing from the symphonic leanings of dutch prog-fixtures ekseption. penned it in 1975. layering syncopated explosions of hand-claps. vibraslap and slick drumwork with neutron-star density. with super-producer hans van hemert nearly bursting glenn robles vocals through the fore. the shoes subtle edit provides exactly that. gently teasing the organ- and requintohinted contours of the track to better suit the treasure within. chicago-based septet whitney have brought some attention to youve got a woman with a recent cover. and the faith with which they recreate much of the original instrumentation proves the extent of lions accomplishment.
known by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music. jackie shane has remained largely unknown outside toronto. where her career briefly flowered in the 1960s. beyond her unmistakable gift of the gab. shane is a pioneer of transgender rights. born in a male body but unabashedly living her entire life as a woman at a time when to do so seemed unthinkable. any other way is the first artist-approved collection of ms. shanes work. ollecting all six of her 45s and every highlight from the legendary 1967 live sessions at the sapphire tavern. including three mind blowing. previously- unreleased tracks. rob bowman’s 20.000 word essay is jackies first communication with the public in nearly half a century. telling for the first time ever jackie shanes story in her own words. this deluxe two album set is copiously illustrated with never-before seen pictures from a career and a life unlike any other.
(SITTIN ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY (LTD GOLDEN 7 INCH)
coloured 7" Vinyl D16.01.18
am 22. november 1967 nahm otis redding seinen größten hit “(sittin’ on) the dock of the bay” auf. er wurde der einzige hit. den redding sowohl in den r&b- als auch in den pop-charts auf position 1 platzieren konnte. doch das schicksal wollte es. dass otis redding dies nicht mehr erleben durfte: er kam vier wochen vor der veröffentlichung bei einem flugzeugunglück ums leben.
heute gehört der song mit der charakteristischen. gepfiffenen melodie am ende zu den bekanntesten und beliebtesten songs der musikgeschichte und zur säule des bahnbrechenden recording-katalogs von otis reddings. noch immer fasziniert er ganze generationen und gehört zu einer handvoll von songs aus den 1960ern. die über 100 millionen streams auf spotify verzeichnen!
50 jahre nach der erstveröffentlichung am 8 januar 1968. bringt rhino “(sittin’ on) the dock of the bay” als 7”-single auf goldfarbenem vinyl in einer detailgenauen reproduktion der original-monosingle heraus. als b-seite enthält es “sweet lorene” in der optischen wiedergabe als volt-veröffentlichung. verpackt in einer gestanzten hülle wie jene. die atlantic records seinerzeit benutzten. als sie die stax / volt-schallplatten vertrieben.
following the success of our recent reissues of classic tracks from the vaults team-jalapeno decided to start 2018 strong with another 7inch release of two certified bangers from our very own breaks legends skeewiff. our dear label co-founders and creative minds whose four skeewiff albums set the agenda for the jalapeno funk machine that you know and love alex rizzo and elliot ireland have never been found wanting. these guys are the godfathers of the lounge and breaks scenes. they put the fun into funk. and if rumours are to be believed they could mix before they could walk! from the very first opening horns salvo on mexican flyer you know this track means business. a driving bassline and in-your-face drums provide the backdrop for all sorts of sonic madness with dj cuts. horn solos and breaks galore. it s a bona-fide fiesta that fits neatly in your 45s bag. with this little number in the arsenal the only worry that the djs will have is the stampede to the dancefloor. over on the flipside delta dawn sees the guys get a little help from a famously little lady with one of the most recognisable voices in country music. but make no mistake this is no barn dance… breaks. bass and a healthy dose of hammond wizardry inject the funk into proceedings to complete this 7inch club weapon of mass destruction. it s a double act that s up there with the best of them and a must have for fans of jalapeno and high quality party music
melodies international proudly moves forward with an elusive piece of mid-tempo chicago soul originally performed by gloria j. jennings in 1977. gloria was signed to stage productions as a gospel singer with pure and raw talent she had developed in the choir of her fathers southern baptist church. she was 16 years old at the time. to tutor her for r&b vocals. willie c.
audiophile re-mastering by ray staff at air mastering. lyndhurst hall. london. pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
the best r&b songwriter and soul singer that most people have never heard of. sam dees has written songs for countless artists. including gladys knight. aretha franklin. whitney houston. george benson. the temptations. teddy pendergrass. millie jackson. jackie wilson. the manhattans. regina belle. kc & the sunshine band. willie clayton. and many others. he’s also a pretty fine singer. having recorded for the chess. atlantic. polydor. and sss labels. and he had a nice string of his own hits in the 1970s.
his 1975 atlantic album “the show must go on” has long been regarded by southern soul aficionados as one of the best of the genre. sounding a bit like a deeper-voiced curtis mayfield (in both style and theme). dees sings with assurance. wisdom. passion. and a whole lot of soul here. songs like “child of the streets”. “troubled child”. & “what’s it gonna be”. share mayfield’s commitment to social commentary. and dees knows his way around a love song. too.
jackson 5 - christmas album. the only festive album from the jackson family. includes the hit single version of -santa claus is coming to town-. -i saw mommy kissing santa claus- and -santa claus is coming to town-.
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”.
luiz mendes jr or junior mendes was a ubiquitous figure in the brazilian soul / funk scene of the 70s and early 80s. contributing to compositions for bands such as banda black rio. tim maia. sandra de sa and many more. this. his only solo album has remained off the map (unless you re a collector of rare brazilian vinyl). despite his huge contribution to brazilian music the lp has remained unissued until now. 35 years after its recording.
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.
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.
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
this customarily smooth set from 1981 is perhaps most famous for featuring three unforgettable tracks made with marcos valle. rio’s pop-soul wunderkind was exploring soul textures at the same time as leon was absorbing the rich flavour of brazilian harmonics. together. they crafted rhythmically sophisticated and melodically adventurous soul.
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.
the r.d.m. band. with singer milton campbell. were from maple shade. new jersey and recorded two virtue singles in 1969. they released their final 45 on the obscure zoom records label in the early 70s. “give up” and “how can i get in touch with you” can also be found on the tramp records album “virtue recording studios”.
wer über jahrzehnte hinweg tolle musik hören wollte. musste nur einen blick auf den bildschirm werfen. tv- und film-soundtracks waren oft die arbeit von us-legenden wie lalo schiffrin. oliver nelson & quincy jones und ihrer britischen kollegen ronnie hazelhurst und alan hawkshaw. sie alle schufen den soundtrack der 60er und 70er jahre zu einer zeit. als film und tv-musik unverschämt funky waren. hier knüpft auch andy tolman und sein musikalisches cartel an. von jazz zu soul und funk bietet cyphe- den soundtrack zu einem imaginären film.
sa-ha-ra are a london based writing and production team led by peter hinds keyboards player of uk funk outts light of the world. incognito and beggar & co. with partners steve sinclair and kevin ellis they wrote and produced the enduring club classic “love so fine”. this 9 track vinyl album for 2017 includes tracks which expand on the sa-ha-ra sound and includes dance. soul and funk.
dynamite cuts gives you a fully licensed release from chiaroscuro records for the first time these two tracks have been released onto 7” 45 vinyl. “funny girl” has been edited for a fresh new 45 cut. limited edition vinyl - 450 copies only!
myke forte announces lessons. his progressive future-funk inspired instrumental ep. proud winner of numerous beat battles. featured on adobe website and a collaboration with samsung x hypebeast myke has partnered up with world renowned illustrator daniel isles (dirty robot) to bring out this widely anticipated ep which showcases his silky production skills displayed on the recent remix with prolific dj/producer chris read and chicago mc pugs atomz released on uk record label bbe earlier this year. from tracks like -the lightbulb- to -fallen star- myke creates glistening. synth-driven electric-soul with each melody on this 7 track debut ep.
lessons started out as a reminder that no matter what life throws at you. good or bad there is a lesson to be learnt. myke has captured that from the titles of the tracks to the dynamic soundscapes featured on this contemporary and imaginative piece of work.
previously released on the japanese based imprint b-side mello. louisden has joined forces with mello to bring you the exclusive vinyl pressing of this project which now includes 2 extra bonus tracks.
»a brand new me: aretha franklin with the royal philharmonic orchestra« verbindet ihre legendäre stimme aus den berühmtesten songs. die die »queen of soul« für atlantic records aufnahm. mit brandneuen arrangements. die vom royal philharmonic orchestra eingespielt wurden. aretha franklins unverwechselbare stimme wurde mit diesen neuen orchester-arrangements auf »a brand new me« wunderbar verschmolzen. die ebenfalls neu arrangierten und aufgenommenen backing-vocals stammen von grammy-gewinnerin patti austin. the royal philharmonic orchestra nahm seine parts in den londoner abbey road-studios auf.
das ergebnis dieser außergewöhnlichen bearbeitung besteht in einem zeitlosen album. das den soul. den groove und die gospelpower von franklins weltweit verehrter stimme erhält und einmal mehr in einem neuen kontext herausstellt. unter den highlights befinden sich neu imaginierte versionen von klassikern wie den zeitlosen billboard-no.1-hits »respect«. »think«. »don’t play that song (you lied)« und »angel«.
das album wurde von nick patrick und don reedman produziert. die auch für den weltweiten erfolg des albums »if i can dream: elvis presley with the royal philharmonic orchestra« verantwortlich sind. das vor kurzem in vielen ländern die charts toppte und mehr als 1.5 millionen exemplare verkaufte.
the second instalment of the mr bongo record club compilation series a selection of favourites. recent discoveries and sought after obscurities. files under funk/soul - but a wide variety of styles ios present here
tramps feeling nice series has positioned itself as a universally accepted essential cultural and historical document of some of the greatest unknown local vernacular american black music of the sixties and seventies. the feeling nice series has been dedicated to filling in the blanks between the more well known cuts of so-called deep funk canon and drawing out the relationships and stories behind and between the tunes and the artists. and ultimately creating a dialogue that serves to enlighten and enliven a true anti-racist discussion of american popular music specifically and of global human music in general. with feeling nice vol. 4. tramp continues this important conversation. and having spent over 700 days unearthing a rousing selection across the board. offers it to you. now. as a double lp with full-color label scans. never before seen promo shots. and detailed biographical information - in some cases in the words of the artists themselves! also includes a single-sided bonus 7 inch plus download code for the full release. all housed in a gatefold sleeve.
die ultimative rhino vinyl compilation! Über 28 tracks der northern soul all nighter anthems bieten große hits zu einem günstigen preis. qualitäts-klassiker von atlantic. atco. loma. reprise und warner brothers. mit dabei: chuck wood. tami lynn. the coasters. archie bell & the drells.
from portland’s burgeoning music scene comes a creative statement in the form of “tease”. the full length collaborative album by singer/songwriter blossom and producer hot16. meticulously thought out in every detail. “tease” shows the work of two sophisticated artists making their mark with an expertly written. performed. and produced lp that will undoubtedly find its way into your home and heart.
what started as a single guest feature quickly transformed into a full 8-song joint venture when it became instantly clear that the two artists brought out the best in each other. blossom’s poetic lyrics and emotive tones meld effortlessly around hot16’s unique production. strong. black. and imbued with magic. blossom shows depth & feeling in every note while hot16’s soulful tracks work as the perfect backdrops for her beautiful odes to identity. empowerment. love. and its accompanying heartache.
with a multitude of styles reflected on the album. each song can rightfully stand on its own. however. “tease” is best understood within the context of the whole. as genres are allowed to meld together and a its larger narrative unfolds.
take note. as the album is both a sonic world unto itself. as well as only a tease of what’s to come.
the vinyl release includes a download code.