after a 30-year career in burkina faso, the mandingo singer finally releases his first album. in 2007, with the help of journalist david commeillas and of soundicate’s activists, they founded the label chapa blues records to promote victor’s music. the singer started to work on his album in the small studio improvised by the ouagajungle team at the back of his artist residence in ouagadougou.
following an impressive, low-key cassette release on kitty play in 2016, amsterdam-based artist aan zee makes the leap to vinyl with this appearance on pleasure wave, a label which has already made some waves with releases from g-marie, jonny 5 and miskotom. the aan zee sound is a lot to digest, spanning all kinds of cosmic funk, sky-scraping electronics and outernational influences, often all fired off at the same time. just sink your teeth into -persona/funny berber- for a taste and you ll understand. -vacation- is equally adventurous, with all kinds of melodic layering and instrument flexing in pursuit of an exotic new brew that doesn t shirk on the groove.
deluxe 2lp gatefold / 2lp vinyl edition. legendary dj and grammy award-winning producer releases the long-awaited final installment of his magnificent series, celebrates first studio album as an independent artist. dj jazzy jeff releases m3, the finale of his magnificent series. more than a decade after the earlier installments (the magnificent, 2002 and the return of the magnificent, 2007), m3 is jeffs first studio album to be released as an independent artist.
russian born and very gifted musician aleceo is a new addition to the ongoing rooster of copenhagens prolific music for dreams label - aleceo came to attention of label boss kenneth bager with the brilliant first ep clouds. aleceo has his own musical voice, he produces and composes music that is rich in harmonies and melodies he sits somewhere between balearic and deep house combining the past and moving forward and this double vinyl teletrip is an excellent taster of his many talents and a real body of work.
new 7” from ultra-cool helsinki-based roots, dub and reggae label / sound system intergalaktik sound. featuring the vocals of the legendary sandeeno who sadly passed away in september of this year. produced by igs riddim force, mixed, voiced and dubbed up by dougie conscious.
love makes the world go around. “two”, the second album by the soul session, is full of love. ralph kiefer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer from south germany embarks on a stylistically diverse journey into soul, jazz, funk and world music. being a highly respected session musician in the jazz as well as the crossover scene, kiefer made a serious impact in 2011 with “one”, the first soul session album. “one” was built on a solid backbeat of soul, hip hop and funk, while “two” now takes a step further into a spiritual and eclectic dimension. “quantraversa” featuring the voice of las vegas based neo-soul queen georgia anne muldrow is the mind- blowing opener of this album, a truly deep and intense rhythmic statement. quantraversa is a word which you will not find in any dictionary, but that is not the point, says ralph kiefer. “this album is a journey to the inner self. the recording process was like meditation. i often started with a loop, or an idea for a melody. it evolved from there and i simply let it happen. when i involved the lyricists and vocalists, my drafts sometimes took a completely different paths and ended in something unexpected and beautifully new.” the double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
this collection of ali hassan kuban’s early cairo hits was first released in 1989 and has been long out of print. now it’s finally available again as a high quality remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl.
second part of the soundtrack to accompany the “soul of a nation: art in the the age of black power” exhibition, entitled “jazz is the teacher, funk is the preacher”. pressing on triple 180 gram vinyl with download code included.
“uhuru” is the debut album by summers sons & c.tappin from london and bristol. the journey of this album started back in 2015 and was inspired by the people and places of tanzania. after three years of channelling the vibe into beats and bars, it is finally here!
summers sons are turt (rap) & slim (beats) who are actually brothers. they are longtime friends with vocalist and pianist c.tappin. their music can be described as rap with a lot of jazz. we like to call it cool bap.
the double vinyl, including instrumental edits of all songs on vinyl 2, comes in a gatefold cover.