kool customer ist ein neues collabo-projekt von l.a. s beatsmith b.bravo und the bay s croon daddy rojai, das auf bastard jazz erscheint. die stimmung des albums orientiert sich an west coast boogie funk a la dam-funk, abgefüllt in styroporbecher mit 80er jahren synth steez, dann begleitet zum stripclub (um 3 uhr morgens), der von kopf bis fuß in einem weißen smoking mit goldketten bekleidet ist. das debüt von kool customer vereint zwei talentierte musiker, die das tun, was sie am besten können: sich entspannen und gleichzeitig bewegen, in perfektem einklang. achten sie auch auf das super-spezifische deluxe-paket, das sich gerade dann als nützlich erweisen könnte, wenn sie es am meisten brauchen. ooh la la la.
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.
180 gram double vinyl with download code included.
smartly blending hip hop with jazz & reggae & throwing in some classic r’n’b on the way, “the score” is an album that is political without being pretentious, commercially appealing minus the sell out. on “the score” the fugees stay true to themselves and deliver one of the most groundbreaking & influential hip hop albums of the nineties in the process.
original released in 1988, tougher than leather was the culmination of the rap/rock road that run-dmc travelled in since their earlier albums king of rock and raising hell. pressing on 180 gram vinyl with download code included.
released three years after stoned raiders movlp1727, latino hip hop group cypress hill returned in 2004 with their seventh studio album “till death do us part”. on this album they flirt with reggae, particularly on “what’s your number” sampling the clash’s “the guns of brixton” plus “ganja bus” featuring vocals from damian marley. “latin thugs” is a characteristic cypress hill latin-mariachi rap and b-real rocks with a clever cover of the beastie boys “paul revere” retitled “busted in the hood”. awarded with 4 stars out of 5 by rolling stone magazine, “till death do us reached #21 on the billboard 200 albums chart and #23 an the top r&b/hip-hop albums chart.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
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
2018 repress of this album by the drummer of fela kuti. produced by doctor l. incl asiko as sampled by jaydee for commons hot shit! featuring remastered versions and ariya (psyche juju mix) as bonus track, which was not part of the original release. tony allen completely rewrote the books on what was possible within the afrobeat genre with his stunning 1999 album, black voices. when one considers exactly what is going on throughout black voices, it is quite mind boggling, as it is almost impossible to associate a minimalist, electronic feel with the massive walls of sound which allen was known to create.
following up on the massive worldwide success of their debut album 55, bacao rhythm & steel band is back with another heavy duty offering. picking up where they left off and incorporating a ton of new recording techniques they take a huge step forward with the serpent’s mouth. named after the eight-mile strait between the island of trinidad and the coast of venezuela, the serpent’s mouth is a journey through both originals and covers, combining classic elements that wide-eared music fans already know, and mashing them up in new and unique ways.
estonian archival label frotees 6th release suvi ei jaa by heidy tamme is available again as 7inch single with new b-side for the balearic heads. while suvi ei jaa is a cover version of roberta flacks song what a woman really means, it was given new estonian lyrics which eloquently describe the summer season and its brevity (title translates as summer doesnt stay). its sung by popular estonian singer heidy tamme, recorded in 1982, and arranged by tiit paulus, one of the best estonian jazz guitarists. after original release of 7 in 2015, frotee has discovered another version of the title track. tiit paulus had played guitar over instrumental version of suvi ei jaa and this version is now essential for our balearic summers.
this is the second track taken from lewis parkers forthcoming album the glass ceiling. walking on a razor part 1 finds lewis demonstrating his skills on the mic over a raw, hard beat with those classic sounding lewis parker drums. meanwhile, on walking on a razor part 2, lewis called in two legends of the game, sadat x & shabaam sahdeeq, to lay two hot verses in among his own. this extended 12inch also includes two lewis parker remixes, plus instrumentals to all the tracks and an accapella. limited pressing so act fast.
soundboy a-go dead tonight! skrsintl crew load up their dub boxes deep and deliver a wide-ranging, rapid-fire display of their unique vision for musical murderation. pulling the best from their clashes and world travels they weave together a bewildering barrage inna dance leaving a soundboy downright dazed and dusted. and yet within this deadly encounter, there is deliverance when the smoke settles, unscathed, only life remains sekkle urself in this infinity; tune can’t run out.
the first in a series of all-time classic hip-hop anthems from the nervous vaults, pressed onto high quality dinked 45s. remastered from the original source material and featuring the unedited dirty version on the a-side, and the full instrumental on the b-side, these 45s are for the heads who know what time it really is! black moon s who got the props needs no introduction, its place in hip-hop history is fully solidified. the combination of vintage beatminerz sp1200 beats paired with the legendary mcs buckshot and the 5 ft. accelerator s streetwise nyc raps is a heady mixture indeed. often speaking of street life in new york in the 1990 s, black moon gained cult status via their 1993 debut lp enta da stage , one of the most celebrated hip-hop debut albums of all time. the beatminerz production changed the game, their deep knowledge and understanding of samples, records and digging in the crates gave their sound a real style and edge. who got da props is the perfect example of this, one of those timeless rap records that appeals to the hardcore and can ignite the party. truly essential. every home should have one (or 2!). fully legit, licensed and reissued by above board distribution in conjunction with nervous records, nyc. 2018.
blunted on reality is the 1994 debut album by wyclef jean, lauryn hill and pras michel, collectively known as the fugees. the album contains less political lyrics than their second album the score, but there definitively were political intentions.
comes with download code included.
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.
mukatsuku kicks off the incoming autumn period with two delicious slabs of dreamy jazzual bliss from spanish artist and multi-talented musician marc friedli aka skymark. both tracks are presented here in a single form for the first time. “flying fantasy” is taken from the “resistance sonore” album on marc’s own label imprint modern sun from 2016 here in an exclusive instrumental version. on the flipside “rhodes e serenidade” is lifted from the “waves from the nucleus” long player from 2015.
moon riders is a brand new duo formed by esko boogie & ivan makvel, the 7inch comes with a 80s influenced modern funk a side with the collaboration with the queen of the modern funk movement, moniquea, and an explosive gfunk/r n b b side with the voice of ivan makvel. the old school hip hop sampling tecniques of esko boogie mixed with the synthesizers performed and arranged by ivan makvel, creates the perfect mix in between hip hop, r n b, funk & soul.
two dancefloor friendly funky soul tunes from the mega rare 1978 blaxploitation soundtrack lp produced by the legendary motown funk brother which didn’t come out on 7” originally available here on a nice looking licensed 45 with cool picture sleeve!
canadian only rare boogie release from 1982 which has been waiting to be 45’ed & smoothly edited by vienna’s master of it bto spider, perfect for modern soul dancefloors & also electronic music/house deejays looking for something else to play!
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.
pure, distilled dub. upholding jamaica’s legacy as well as germany’s unequivocally influential dub techno spirit, moonshine recordings proudly welcomes their next addition to the roster. on the controls for the 9th full-length album release, a true-to-the-roots, all-analogue musician: another channel. having put himself on the map with releases on soukah’s blacksoil records, bristol’s transient audio as well as on australian imprint modern hypnosis, it’s now time for the album release we’ve all been waiting for. no computer involved as impeccable arrangements and analogue reverberations unfold. live and direct in the original dub mixing fashion, the augsburg-based artist uniquely transports the sonic characteristics of rhythm & sound into the present time.
last volume of this compilation series, again a great one.., holding amazing tunes from across the globe that you probably already have been looking for.... tip!! . over the last five years and as many volumes of their beach diggin’ compilations, guts and mambo have explored the reefs of five continents, dredged the sea beds of countless seas and oceans, examined every single seashell with the aim of making sure that no vinyl pearl should escape their notice.
neben dem original-album aus dem jahre 1960 enthält diese 180 gramm vinyl zwei bonustracks, aus dem gleichen aufzeichnungszeitraum: messin‘ with the blues und das instrumental hold it. limitierte pressung auf 180 gramm vinyl.
soul jazz records are releasing this new 10th anniversary 2017 edition of their classic album ‘dancehall – the rise of jamaican dancehall culture’. this long-out-of-print collection is now available as a triple-vinyl edition with download code included.
die neue “soul togetherness 2018” enthält 15 modern-soul-highlights des jahres, die teils erstmals auf tonträger erscheinen. darunter sind grandiose songs von cornell c.c. carter, kenny thomas, jaki graham, john reid und james day (in teils exklusiven extended versions), die rückkehr von change und the richie family, die beiden künstler brian courtney wilson und lexi von motowns neuem gospel-label, dance-grooves der newcomer the apx und imaa, vintage-soul von ernest ernie & the sincerities, soul-garage-hymnen von dj spen und prefix one, sowie der fabelhafte mousse t feat. peven everett.
first word records is very proud to present a brand new ep from yazmin lacey - ’when the sun dips 90 degrees’.
this ep follows on from her two recent singles, ’90 degrees’ and ‘something my heart trusts’, both of which are included here, along with three previously unreleased tracks, ’heaven’, ‘body needs healing’ and ’burn & rise’. this set illustrates again yazmin’s candid songwriting delivered in her uniquely laidback soulful style, whilst a glorious fusion of neo-soul and jazz performed by pete beardsworth and her trusty band rides throughout.
this hampshire & foat project should not come as too much of a surprise to those familiar withgreg& warren s music, influenced heavily by not just jazz but the library sound of the 60s and 70s along with film soundtracks from the same golden era.greg& warren are avid collectors of this music,gregsends me links night and day to lps he has picked up digging on his travels. this constant search sends him down new musical pathways and often sparks a whole new concepts for projects. warren andgregare both fiercely creative talented individuals which means we have to keep them working, a challenge for us all, but the music rewards the effort many times over. we had talked for a long time about doing a library style lp (somethinggregis very passionate about) so during different recording sessionsgreg& warren started laying down various tracks with a view to the lp we have here. side one is 5 tracks in very distinct styles, musical paintings for the big screen. the vast sound of the japanese influenced jasmine, the spaghetti western melancholy of mariposa lily, the call to action that is antonio s theme, the breezy vintage sports car in the sun that coastal drivepaints, and lost in nostalgia, a late night poirotesk piece. side 2 is a classic library suite, whichgregdescribes as a detective s theme with different variations on the motifs.
eglo records are proud to present fatima s highly anticipated debut album yellow memories. featuring production work from the likes of floating points, theo parrish, oh no, scoop deville, computer jay, knxwledge and more. the velvet toned swede has truly crafted something special.
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.
recorded at the age of 14, in 1956, under the direction of her father, reverend c. l. franklin, these gospel recordings of a teenaged aretha franklin are not just a sign of the brilliance to come, they are a force unto themselves. at this time aretha was performing in her father’s church, new bethel, in detroit, and traveling with her father’s »gospel caravan« tours, performing with the likes of sam cooke & the soul stirrers. like so many of the soul and r&b stars of the 50s and 60s, aretha started out in the church and it was there that she made some of her most powerful and transcendental music.
flevans returns with a killer 45 for the funky dancefloor! leading the way is “who’s got me” - an up tempo disco/boogie cut with more slap bass than a clone army of larry grahams… it’s a tasty dancefloor number with a big top line from none other than laura vane (mj cole, gnarls barkley, laura vane and the vipertones) who absolutely owns the vocal duties as anyone who is familiar with her work would expect. oooh weee!
over on the other side we have more classic-sounding flevans material with the party starting funk breaks of “take your money”. his signature jazzy keyboard and guitar licks converse with cheeky vocal samples all flying in and out of this slick production in a delightful fashion. it’s all about the beats on this one – it’s a guaranteed foot mover!
aufgrund starker nachfrage veröffentlicht expansion die beiden früh-1980er klassiker von michael wycoff nochmal auf einer gemeinsamen 7”: das oft gesamplete, von leon ware und zane grey (grey & hanks) komponierte und von webster lewis produzierte “looking up to you” (1982), sowie “tell me love” aus dem jahr 1983. beide songs erscheinen hier in ihren 4-minütigen 7” versionen.
production from xl middleton. just in time for the summer, moniquea is back with a future glass house staple entitled “all the time.” riding thick, squiggly production from xl middleton, modern funk’s first lady delivers declarations of dominance that might make you want to stand up, pop and lock, or have a seat and slam dominoes on the table top. the b-side, “his lady,” is a future roller skate staple featuring an instrumental culled from the mid 2000’s vaults of xl middleton. the track still sounds fresh nearly a decade and a half later thanks to moniquea’s timeless songwriting and silky delivery.
aretha franklin’s debüt für das atlantic label ist eines der klassiker einer künstlerin, die man sicherlich auch als die soul-diva schlechthin bezeichnen kann. Über 75 millionen verkaufter tonträger sprechen eine deutliche sprache. 1987 wurde sie als erste frau in die „rock and roll hall of fame“ aufgenommen, dazu kommen insgesamt 18 bisher gewonnene grammy awards. ach ja, nebenbei hat sie auch die meisten chartnotierungen einer weiblichen künstlerin im us-billboard vorzuweisen. beeindruckend.
und das album? eine eruption des soul und des r&b. eine kompetente begleitband (legendäre musiker von muscle shoals und den atlantic studios), mit jerry wexler ein legendärer produzent und eine künstlerin, die beseelt, gefühlvoll und ausdrucksstark singt, ausgezeichnet klavier spielt sind dafür verantwortlich. das album beginnt mit dem bahnbrechenden hit -respect-, (wurde auch für otis redding zum superhit), danach folgen weitere großartige songs wie das titelstück und das gefühlvolle -do right woman - do right man-, tolle cover wie ray charles -drown in my tears- oder sam cooke’s -good times-, um nur die wichtigsten zu nennen.
original mono-aufnahmen, gepresst auf 180 gramm vinyl.
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.
the follow up of the acclaimed first volume of this compilation, a real discovery for many djs and music lovers worldwide who didn’t know that much about zouk or diy electronic music of the french west indies. the selectors julien achard and nicolas skliris continue the excavation of french antillas vinyl from the 80s and the 90s and for this second volume, they found some really exciting new references which should be soon classics on the dancefloors.
HEAVENLY ETHIOPIQUES - THE BEST OF THE ETHIOPIQUES SERIES
coloured 2x12" Vinyl NL06.02.14
the first vinyl best of from the now classic ethiopiques series. francis falcetto, the founder of the series (already 28 cds available) and the specialist of ethiopian music selects, in his view, the best tracks of the series.