along with his rival. cornell campbell. johnny clarke was one of the most esteemed singers of the roots reggae era. having grown up next door to a popular sound system on waltham park road in western kingston. clarke s early fascination with music led him to hang out at studio one with jacob miller while still at school. he then made the rounds of talent shows with barry brown. sugar minott and the diamonds. which led to a debut recording in 1973. for the pianist glen stair. which remains unreleased. an early effort for clancy eccles. ‘god made the sea and sun.’ was not promoted properly. though ‘everyday wondering.’ for rupie edwards. impacted in britain. ‘golden snake’ for stamma houghton and a cover of smokey robinson’s ‘you really got a hold on me’ for glen brown were also false starts. the breakthrough finally came in 1975 when clarke linked with bunny lee. who had him voice the rastafari landmark ‘none shall escape the judgement’ (written by earl zero. who failed to muster a credible take). which kick-started the ‘flying cymbal’ craze. clarke’s resultant debut album. enter into his gates with praise. mixed hard-hitting rastafari devotional material with sympathetic cover versions of classics by the likes of the paragons. slim smith and delroy wilson. along with a few reggae renditions of some vintage american r&b.
two killer tracks licensed from oriki music and taken from the recent akwaba abidjan compilation. these two monsters from de frank jr are straight up deep and funky afrobeat from 1970s ivory coast. more essential dancefloor delights from mukatsuku strictly vinyl only singles only label
rap was something that just happened to her. keny arkana was only twelve when she started writing her first lyrics. her first contacts with the record business came in 2005. but even before she infiltrated the matrix. keny released her first opus. l’esquisse. a fast and furious street album containing the hit “le missile est lancé” produced by tefa & masta as well as “de l’opéra à la plaine”. a gargantuan freestyle track by twenty writers born and bred on the streets of marseilles. 12 years after l’esquisse and 6 years after l’esquisse 2. keny releases l’esquisse 3. a spontaneous. creative. sincere. energetic and meaningful record. with powerful rhythmic and precise arrangements. even though the record has a mixtape appearance. it hasn’t been a botched job. as evidenced by its complex structure and harmony: musical interludes around the four elements. true rap anthems like “couleur molotov” or “lejos” and contemporary hits like “abracadabra” or “freestyle beatbox” with beatboxer tressym for an instrumental. both dark in its lyrics and lively in its energy. keny’s mixtape l’esquisse 3 reveals again an artist just as we could dream in 2017: clear-sighted. offensive. touching and inspired. dear she’s been missed!
double vinyl in gatefold sleeve. cd-copy of the full album included.
log on records & signature sound studios in conjuction with isr records. present the latest collection of roots reggae vocals from esteemed producer martin campbell. the album features a plethora of new artists from the san diego area. the album was compiled during 2015/2016 stateside and then the final mix was produced by alien dread at ad studio (uk) late 2016.
this is the eagerly anticipated new release from martin. with his 5000+ fans on facebook giving the early demo tracks a rapturous reception. featured artists: louie castle. james mcwhinney. marcie lee. danny dread. ilex monique. pappa monte. ivan garzon. e.n.young. davey roots. adrian ak cisneros. jarrod king.
recorded in the beginning of the 80s and self-produced by itadi in 1983. this obscure album contained deep soul and controversial rare grooves backed by the 5 band members called the afro funk band de lome. itadi s music is unique. in his second album. he kept the same recipe: a mixture of soul. reggae. hi-life and funk. with heavy lyrics which sounds like slogans and caused him big trouble after its release. he was obliged to escape the country to usa.a real definition of a revolutionary musician! this deluxe lp contains also two unreleased tracks. interview. and photos and was fully licensed with his family.
top-compilation mit fokus auf den 1970er modern soul. als nach der Ära des northern soul die produktionen üppiger und großzügiger arrangiert wurden. trotz zahlreicher einzelner reissues erblicken viele titel hier erstmals in neuer top-qualität das licht der welt. feat. patti austin. margie joseph. linda clifford. timeless legend. ben e. king. dede schwartz. crystal motion. rick sheppard. gerald sims. tsu tornadoes. u.v.a.
the sound of studio one can be identified by the great singers that it cultivated along the many great songs that these singers released. but as studio 1 s dominance was slowly pulled away by the up and coming new breed of producers many of the artists would inevitably end up working for these new camps and so the songs and singers found a new audience. the reggae sound of the studio 1 would make a great combination and the man to pull this was together bunny lee.
unreleased funk bomb! circuitry is electro wayne & lo joe written. composed. produced and arranged by circuitry for circuit shock productions. recorded live at: short circuit studios 1985-1987. drum machines: roland tr707. roland tr808. oberheim dmx.kawai r50e keyboards:roland jx10. yamaha dx7 & dx 5. roland jx-3p.oberheim matrix.
die beginner haben es im letzten jahr vorgemacht. jetzt kehrt bereits die zweite legendäre hamburger hip-hop-crew aus der versenkung zurück: keine geringeren als fünf sterne deluxe präsentieren 2017 ihr neues album »flash«.
nachdem sich die vier mitglieder jahrelang auf solopfaden ausgetobt haben. zeigen sie nun. wie gut sie immer noch harmonieren.
das doppel-vinyl erscheint im klappcover inklusive downloadcode.
the first record in the “nbn” series comes from fitz ambro$e – a tokyo based producer originally from cape breton island in remote eastern canada. with a slew of self-released cult classic albums and mix cds he steps up to make his vinyl debut with doe quarterz. a 14 track mini lp rooted in fitz’s love of 80’s soul and funk mixed with 90’s hip hop and r&b. stripped down intricate hip hop beats heavily layered with vocals. obscure samples and unpredictable drum progressions. doe quarterz sees fitz come with a uniquely modern sound respectful to its roots – melodic head nodding grooves busting with his original flavor.
music with soul is back with another boundary-pushing smasher. the unexpected debut from eládio & robinho. a mysterious afro-fuzzed-hair duo from the fourth world that has emerged to explore and expand the inexplicably hesitant relation between the classic rhythms of jamaica and the southern hemisphere of the american continent. “queimando quente” showcases a swinging brazilian-infused heavy-hitting reggae. masterfully painted by the hypnotic sound of a tenor-sax melody and a laid-back cuíca. all recorded in our very own barracao sound studio. under the baton of the unmistakable alex figueira of fumaça preta and conjunto papa upa.
»the legend live« enthält eines der letzten auf film festgehaltenen live-konzerte von bob marley kurz vor seinem überraschenden tod 1981. zusammen mit seinen legendären the wailers performte bob marley 21 seiner welthits im santa barbara county bowl. kalifornien am 25.11.1979.
die show enthielt überragende versionen von hits wie ›i shot the sheriff‹. ›one drop‹. ›exodus‹. ›jamming‹. ›is this love‹. ›stir it up‹ sowie ›get up stand up‹.
10 yrs have passed since this one first hit stores. hud mo and mike slott were right in the middle of lively and formative beats scene that linked glasgow to dublin to london to l.a. to tokyo to vienna to sydney to. the myspace era. still a big tip on this one! 2007 press release: great new record by mike slott and hudson mohawke aka heralds of change. six productions with killer drums. fresh programming and clever vocal chops. going from banging boombap sort of tracks like work that. serious head-nodders like winery or asswank and deeper excursions like future or amuse. tip!
der neuseeländische multiinstrumentalist jordan rakei veröffentlicht sein hervorragendes debütalbum auf ninja tune! der erst kürzlich bei ninja tune unter vertrag genommene jordan rakei hat den kampf mit seinen inneren dämonen ausgefochten und währenddessen ein inspirierendes und bewegendes album aufgenommen. genannt hat er es -wallflower- (-mauerblümchen-). mit nur 25 jahren ist der multiinstrumentalist. sänger und produzent. der in neuseeland geboren wurde. ein seltenes talent. dessen eigenständiger ansatz für soul-musik ein klangliches und emotionales bewusstsein in sich trägt. dem viele andere künstler ihr ganzes leben lang hinterher rennen. er schreibt mit einer reife und einer solchen begabung. die man bei seinem alter kaum vermuten würde. mit seinem neuen album -wallflower-. das mitte september auf ninja tune erscheint. lotet er die grenzen seines genialen. oft sonnenbefleckten sounds aus. mit dem seine fans ihn kennen- und lieben gelernt haben. diese leichtigkeit. die von vornherein das rückgrat seines sounds war. ist nach wie vor stets zu hören und blickt zurück auf seine zeit als teenager. als er mit seiner geliebten mpc im schlafzimmer versuchte 9th wonder oder pete rock nachzueifern. auf -wallflower- haben sich die geräte etwas verändert und der entstehungsprozess weiterentwickelt. der fokus liegt nun auf live-instrumentierung. doch groove und rhythmus bleiben unverkennbar. so schafft er es. soul und jazz in ein wahrlich pulsierendes werk zu rahmen. das gleichzeitig an seine stilistischen vorgänger the roots sowie freunde wie the internet. nick hakim und hiatus kaiyote erinnert.
zweite kollaboration zwischen steve cobby (fila brazillia) und dem autor russ litten beide geboren in kingston upon hull nach ihrem hochgelobten debütwerk my people come from the sea (2016). hauptbestandteil von boothferry ist rime. eine vierteilige erzählung auf balearischen beats. inspiriert von der triple trawler tragödie von 1968. als 58 fischer aus hull in heimtückischen. arktischen gewässern ihr leben lassen mussten.
oddball japanese electro-fueled vocoder funk with occasional raps from the 80s. including unreleased material. japanese electro original. minoru hoodoo fushimi. self-released four albums. two vinyl lps and two cds between 1985 and 1992. melbourne s left ear records have selected twelve tracks. for a double vinyl retrospective. 10 tracks from minoru s four albums and a further two unreleased tracks from the archives.
jeph1 uses hand-made spring reverb devices. east african traditional instruments. tube delays and field recordings all amalgamated in order to create a piece of music that pays tribute to the principles of uk sound system culture.
mc trooper adds a layer of energy with his conscious lyrics praising the positivity of roots music to exalt the king & chant down babylon. grand ancestor’s tenth release is sure to be a fixture pon di circuits.
the sweet and soulful harmonies of the whatnauts spanned a 15-year career in which they recorded three albums and numerous singles. ranging from timeless ballads to temptations-esque politically-charged funk to dancefloor boogie. the music of the baltimorebased group. which featured the angelic falsetto lead of billy herndon. gained relevance for a younger generation via samples taken by the likes of de la soul. a tribe called quest and kanye west. this 2-lp set is a career compendium of their best slow jams. funk grooves and 12-inch club tracks. including multiple unreleased and rare sides.
white double vinyl plus 16 unique emblem stickers and download code.
seattle rapper/producer grieves emerged in 2007 with his independently released album. irreversible. in the years that followed. he wholly devoted himself to touring. writing and recording. honing his craft and defining his sound. his 2011 rhymesayers debut. together/apart. was a career landmark and a testament to his growth in both. his writing and delivery. and this progression was re-affirmed by his follow-up. winter & the wolves. in 2014. now. after three years. grieves prepares to reveal further evolution with the release of his new full-length album. running wild.
on running wild. grieves teamed up with swedish producer chords. together. the two have produced a modernized sound that is lush and intoxicating. pairing punchy drums with thick layers of synths and warm bass lines. all accented by soulful keys. horns. or guitars. whether dark and moody. or upbeat and jazzy. grieves navigates and complements the soundscape. penning verses that range from vulnerable and confessional. to fun and carefree. grieves is most certainly breaking boundaries. truly running wild. all while remaining honest to himself.
third root is a central texas hip-hop collaborative that focuses on black and brown overlapping culture and identity. the group consists of charles peters (easy lee). marco cervantes (mexican stepgrandfather). and dj chicken george (djcg). peters is an accomplished poet and educator. cervantes is a producer and ph.d. who teaches at the university of texas at san antonio. and djcg is a world-renowned dj. musicologist. designer & jazztronica! peddler. their latest album. libertad. produced entirely by grammy award winner adrian quesada (grupo fantasma. brownout. echocentrics. spanish gold). reflects today’s current mobilization among black and brown communities in the face of debilitating cycles of police brutality. ?awed educational systems. privately owned prisons and detainment centers. corporately owned politicians. and racist judicial systems. the album delivers a mix of social justice and jam session with each song designed to raise questions. incite discussion. and promote healing and liberation. “reflection of the times” and “soul force” are the leading singles from libertad.
back available as a limited vinyl edition (500 only) for the first time since 1985. featuring key players like bernie worrell. bill laswell. mory kanté and herbie hancock ! manu dibango needs little introduction. born in cameroon in 1933. manu developed a musical style fusing jazz. funk. and traditional cameroonian music. he’s definitely among the best known african artists outside of africa. collaborations were numerous and include top acts like fela kuti. herbie hancock. bill laswell. sly & robbie. don cherry and bernie worrell. in addition to selling hundreds of thousands of copies of the albums he recorded. he played such huge venues as yankee stadium and madison square garden.
chicago’s carington pierre. also known as lanzo. has bestowed evidence of his cosmic hip hop beatology to the cold busted label in the form of a new album. omnipotent. previously recording for blvnt records and the natural selection label. lanzo specializes in a style of experimental hip hop that draws from boom-bap. soulful downtempo. and atmospheres that lean toward the celestial. lanzo and his trusty mpc 1000 have been actively producing since 2008 and omnipotent confrms his upward trajectory. presenting ffteen tasty sonic morsels that groove in a confdent but abstract fashion. highlights include “comfort zone” which envelopes a swinging rhythm in dreamy strings. distant voices. and rolling bass. and the odd but appealing “gutter balls”. featuring some deliciously drunken synths. there’s also the melancholy quiet storm of “colours”. “against the wall” and its heavily processed beat magic. and the loping sci-f jazz of “between friends”. omnipotent is a heady listen. displaying textures and swirls that accentuate the sturdiness of its drum beats. lanzo has provided a distinctive soundtrack that’s ready-made for day blazing or night groovin’.
the electrifying final album from cameroons legendary los camaroes. available on lp for the first time since 1979. recorded live to two track at the mango bar in yaounde. resurrection los was the last collaboration between bandleader jean gabari and groundbreaking guitarist messi martin. deluxe lp reissue features notes on the history of the band by original keyboardist mbambo johnny cosmos simon. plus all new interviews with producer nicolas mongue and engineer emmanuel guyssot.
in 1973. emi records nigeria released the 45 rpm disc fuel for love b/w soundway. credited to a mysterious band called wrinkar experience. the record was a finely-crafted gem of pop-rock and funky soul as had never before been heard coming out of the countryÆs nascent rock scene. and it ended up being the biggest selling nigerian single up until that point. the success of wrinkar experience effectively demonstrated that was a market for homegrown pop and rock. and sent record labels scrambling to sign similar bands. kicking off the nigerian rock revolution that is still being celebrated and discovered by new generations today. but while wrinkar experience launched the movement. the group itself would be short-lived: after another hit single in 1973. the bands frontman danie ian split for a solo career. the remaining principal players in the group cameroonian musicians ginger forcha and edjoo jacques racine tried to keep the wrinkar name going before giving it up and rebranding themselves as rock town express. rock town expresss debut lp funky makossa was recorded in 1974 for arc records. the cutting-edge studio and label established in lagos by english drum legend ginger baker. the album showcased in long format the qualities that had only been hinted at on the wrinkar experience singles: bright. confident pop melodies. articulate lyrics. and darkly potent funk-rock. comb & razor sound is proud to present a new. fully-authorized reissue of funky makossa. featuring the seven tracks from the original release. plus i am a natural man and i dont want to know. from wrinkar experiences seldom-heard third and final single.
zwei buddah records-klassiker des legendären produzenten und drummers norman connor. erstmals auf kommerziellem 12inch vinyl. die 12inch mit once i ve been there feat. philip mitchel erschien 1977 nur als promo. während-captain connors (ebenfalls 1977) nur als 7inch erhältlich war und der 12inch mix unveröffentlicht blieb bis heute!
CARNIVAL III: THE FALL AND RISE OF REFUGEE (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D28.09.17
wyclef jeans neues album ist sein mittlerweile zehntes studioalbum und das dritte album der »carnival«-reihe – »carnival iii: the fall and rise of a refugee«. »carnival iii« kommt im rahmen des 20-jährigen jubiläums von wyclefs debütalbum »the carnival«. welches 1997 erschien sowie 10 jahre nach der fortsetzung »carnival vol. ii: memoirs of an immigrant«. veröffentlicht im dezember 2007. jeans erste erfolge feierte er als ein drittel des legendären hip-hop-trios the fugees neben pras michael und lauryn hill. als mittlerweile selbst gestandene musikalische legende hat wyclef mit weltweiten superstars kollaboriert: mary j. blige. carlos santana. akon. missy elliott. alexandre pires. shakira und viele mehr haben mit ihm recordet. zu seinen größten hits hierzulande gehören die fugees-songs »ready or not«. »killing me softly« und »fu-gee-la« sowie seine solo-hits »gone till november«. »perfect gentleman«. »911«. »hips don t lie« mit shakira oder »party to damascus«.
first pressing of 1000 individually numbered copies on 180 gram pink vinyl.
demon fuzz’s extraordinary album afreaka! demonstrates their excellence in playing psychedelic soul. dub-heavy funk. progressive rock. afro-jazz and black acid rock.
1977’s fire woman is perhaps the finest (and rarest) of foundars 15’s albums. offering a spicy buffet of groovy pop. reggae. native rock and dense. off-kilter funk. long sought after by aficionados. fire woman has been an lp that is more often heard about than actually heard.
that is about to change.
comb & razor sound is proud to present a new. fully-authorized reissue of fire woman. featuring eight crucial cuts representing the gold standard of the golden age of nigerian pop music. here’s your chance to catch the fire!
in the midst of the storm brings together two exceptional talents and two generations of reggae musicians. jah9s previous release 9 was critically heralded as one of the most re-freshing reggae albums of 2016. and now. fans will get the fully de-constructed. dubwise version of the album with nine newly recorded dub sessions from the legendary dub master. mad professor. he s renown for hundreds of productions with the who s who of jamaican veteran artist like i.e. lee perry. u-roy. the congos. horace andy. and did also great dub re-mixes for massive attack. sade. depeche mode. grace jones and many more. this release marks the first mad professor title with vp records as well as the first commercial recording of mad professor and jah9 together. the press and media coverage will include interviews with mad professor and jah9. the great original cover illustration is by artist richard nattoo!
“songs of love sung by robots” from the moment this machine is booted bop begins buzzing with kinetic warmth. this is something characteristic of swarvy’s sound. the la-by-way-of-philly musical polymath with a vast catalog including sunsoaked live instrumentals. jazz-infused loops and lo-f gems. with bop. he is musical mad scientist. ?aunting his technical fnesse as he plunges into the realm of abstraction. swarvy makes his mark in bop even while grappling with its colder. industrial elements. with broken rhythms and jagged textures. he pieces together tunes of emotive beauty. the result is undeniably playful and delightfully odd. something like songs of love sung by robots. through its wavy ambience runs a current of aural ephemera - bits of speech samples. bossa riffs. and r&b with opaque origins. bop’s genrebending tracks will take you to ten compelling dimensions. forming an archeology of cyberspace and musical artifacts that’ll leave your cold robotic heart melting in the la sun.
penelope is the 2nd installment from the ag & john robinson ep series produced by ray west. this time around they call on the prolifc west coast wordsmith blu on the title track “penelope” where all the emcees are painting verbal pictures of their own personal dream girl. this track also features frequent collaborator dave dar. the soundscapes provided by ray west are ill collages of jazz loops. live horns. percussion sounds. vintage drum machines and more. each of these recording sessions were labeled “tea with the butcha” by the collective and it truly does describe the essence of the sounds and conversations on these recordings.
u-roy was a true reggae pioneer. dubbed the originator for good reason. bursting onto the jamaican scene in the earliest 1970s. he pioneered the vocal approach called ôtoasting.ö which in addition to branching out jamaican music into a new era. was also heavily influential on an american genre in its infancy: rapping. on dread in a babylon. his third full-length. he stretches out over traditional roots grooves provided by the soul syndicate and skin. flesh & bones bands. riffing on topics including love (ôrunaway girl.ö a 1975 single released in the uk on virgin records). the bible (ôthe great psalmsö). walking the straight and narrow (ôlisten to the teacherö). and even his take on governmental policy goals (ôchalice in the palaceö). the album finishes with an instrumental version of bob marley & the wailersÆ ôtrench town rock.ö for good measure. u-royÆs style and charisma are always on display. and û as with all of his classic records û the groove rules all. presented on black vinyl with a poster of the glorious. ganja-drenched cover art. itÆs the perfect chance to revisit one of the more underrated voices in jamaican musical history.
taken from his you might be surprised album from 1985 and produced by james mtume with additional help from tawatha & philip fields (of aurra & mtume) as well as david frank (of the system). this 12 inch has long been sought after by roy ayers fans with the release changing hands for over £100 regularly on discogs. this mid tempo joint with forward thinking lyrics. a great 808 beat and beautiful chords is sophisticated. yet hood. reissued for the first time. don t miss this opportunity to own this slice of mid 80s roy ayers.
charlie ahearn s 1983 film wild style holds a place in both music and cinematic history as one of the first examples of a hip-hop film. since its original release it has been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a narrative musical and a documentary. and as a time capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its infancy in the 1980s. besides its classic depictions of mcing. turntablism. graffiti. and breakdancing. the film also featured now legendary figures of the genres in acting roles. such as grandmaster flash. fab five freddy. busy bee starski. and many more. wild style went on to garner an immense cult following. portions of the film itself would be sampled in records by artists like nas. beastie boys. mf doom. and more. and would even be exhibited by museums in chicago and boston as part of programs on the art of the 1980s.