pura vida has been releasing some heavyweight roots albums with reggae legends lee -scratch- perry. the congos. congo ashanti roy... during these years pura vida’s composer and producer bregt -puraman- de boever has made a lot of dubversions. only a few have been released. this album has the vintage lost ark sound and presents 9 new songs + a dubversion from treat me right. it was created using a combination of old analog gear and modern day recording methods. all the dubs are live mixes using the mixer as an instrument. the magic of the moment is in every mix... lost ark studio vibrationz...
a limited reissue of cheikh lô’s classic debut album né la thiass. produced by youssou n’dour in dakar in 1995. cheikh ranks the album as his favourite release. available for the first time on vinyl. with new artwork and mastered from the original cassette mixes. includes 2 bonus fully artworked postcards. 180g heavyweight. 16 page colour booklet. download code included. cheikh will be touring internationally throughout 2018.
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.
on the back of their acclaimed debut album which was shortlisted for bbc 6 music ‘album of the year’. the hempolics release their latest offering for a record store day 2018 exclusive on limited edition 12” vinyl. on the a-side john holt’s version of ‘riding for a fall’. a song originally released by the tams. is given the full hempolics treatment featuring a powerful vocal from nubiya brandon. on the flip-side is a reinterpretation of nirvana classic ‘come as you are’ but with an original hempolics riddim drenched in atmospheric dub. both songs come with an instrumental so the soundsystems can get their own players involved.
MOOSEBUMPS: AN EXPLORATION INTO MODERN DAY HORRIPILATION (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK23.04.18
was haben dr. doom. rhythm x. dr. octagon. big willie. mr. gerbik oder black elvis gemeinsam? alles pseudonyme des hiphop-urgesteins kool keith. da kann man schon mal den Überblick verlieren. zumal der ultramagnetic mc s-mc sich auch noch in zahllosen kollaborationen verstrickt. einen künstlerischen höhepunkt erreichte er aber zweifellos als dr. octagon. und nun erscheint endlich moosebumps an exploration into modern day horripilation – das follow up album zum 1996 erschienen dr. octagonecologyst. zum ersten mal seit mehr als 20 jahren ist das dreamteam dan »the automator« nakamura. mc kool keith (keith thornton) und dj qbert (richard quitevis) wieder vereint.
AFRO-LATIN. JAZZ AND FUNK EVOLUTIONARY AND REVOLUTIONARY SOUNDS FROM THE TWO CONGOS (5X7 INCH BOX. RSD)
5x7" Vinyl box UK20.04.18
unique soul jazz records’ record store day seven-inch box set which brings together a stunning five-single/ ten track selection of mind-blowingly groovy selection of african. latin. jazz and funk music from the congo. absolutely killer and essential tracks (mostly unknown) from the masters of the vibrant congo scene in the 1960s – featuring the groups franco & ok jazz. rock-a-mambo. african jazz. african fiesta and more. roots african meets dizzy gillespie. james brown. ray barretto & more. the bomb! this unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for record store day 2018.
after the success of galaxies like grains of sand. warren and greg retreated back to the isle of wight to start work on long discussed concept album based on a fictional children s book the honey bear. each track a chapter of the book. hypnotic folk pieces mixed with ambient field recordings that warren and greg collected around the beaches. cliffs and gardens of the island. they brought everything together at home. organically forming this beautiful ambient folk tale during the island s idyllic summer evenings. after finishing the initial mixes on the island they brought the tapes up to scotland and overdubbed with strings. oboe and flute. whether your 5 or 50. the charm and beauty of the honeybear is undeniable. children fairytale book concept album limited edition pressing
masta ace goes munich underground! the legendary us rapper teams up with the heads of primatune to deliver a monster king kong rap epic. fresh and full of energy - hip hop at it s best. this is what happens when munich musicians celebrating the golden age of the 90s collaborate with one of their heroes!
FLAMBOYANT MOVE / I DONT UNDERSTAND LOVE (NAUGHTY NMX & MARC HYPE REMIXES) (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK17.04.18
the a-side. “flamboyant move” is a fitting nod to one of the best rappers ever. a classic sample (james gilstrap’s “move me”) cut up with boom gap drums. if l were still alive. he’d be dropping daps. the b-side is a reworking of “i don’t understand” is a massive flip of the sister sledge’s “easier to love”. moved up to a nice dance tempo. with. of course the patented dusty donuts pro-duction treatment. you’ll be dropping the needle over and over on this updated and supercharged edit. so get on the subway and take a trip from uptown to bk with this new joint from the dusty donuts crew. marc hype & naughty nmx reflip these classics in such a tasteful and dope way. your audience will love it.
‘pat thomas introduces marijata’ is a seminal ghanian album that fuses highlife. reggae. folk. funk and soul. from legendary vocalist pat thomas. originally released in 1976 on gapophone records. ‘marijata’ was a group made up of three members – kofi ‘electric’ addison on drums. bob fischlan on organ and nat osmanu on guitar. hailing from ghana. pat thomas career began in 1969 with the ‘broadway dance band’. leaving a year later to join the ‘uhuru dance band’. he then played with ebo taylor’s ‘blue monks’ and finally formed the ‘sweet beans’ in 1973 where he really made his name. the group released ‘false lover’ in 1974. split and then reformed as marijata. releasing ‘marijata’ (also available on mr bongo) and this album. ‘pat thomas introduces marijata’. thomas career spans more than 50 years and he still tours regularly across the world. replica original artwork. official mr bongo reissue. licensed from gapophone records courtesy of george prah.
get on down proudly presents another top-notch vinyl reissue. from their long-running series of collaborations with james brown’s famed 70s funk label people records. as the 1970s wore on. the classic funk sounds that had defined james brown’s backing band. the j.b.’s. gave way to the rise of disco music. fred wesley and his collective of musicians couldn’t resist the chance to make their mark. releasing “hustle with speed” in 1975. with charles bobbit and don love producing. and the godfather himself. james brown co-writing and providing arrangements. “hustle with speed” didn’t cross over like the band had hoped it would. but it was nonetheless remarkable album. featuring the j.b.’s signature funky style married with disco to exciting effect. all the while there’s still plenty to be had for the funk die-hard. from the brass blow-out jam “here we come. here we go. here we are”. to the trombone-heavy “all aboard the funky soul train”. to the powerhouse opening salvo that is “(it’s not the express) it’s the jbs monaurail”. songs from “hustle with speed” would take on lives of their own decades after the album’s release. through sampled appearances in tracks by jay-z. nas. eric b. & rakim. ultramagnetic mcs. epmd. and many more.
san francisco in the late 1960. the hotbed of psychedelic and rock culture. the dead. joplin. jefferson airplane and a host of others all gaining mainstream acceptance for their acid tinged work. but the city and the surrounding bay area had so much more going for them. a liberal political outlook and a large african american and latino population. meant that musical and cultural reference points were wider and more easily assimilated there than (almost) anywhere else in the united states. two of the biggest groups to emerge from this scene were santana and sly and the family stone. with their melting pots of sound that took in jazz. soul. rock and latin influence. for a while they were two of the biggest acts in the united states and scores of local bands tried to follow in their footsteps. they were hard acts to follow and very few got to the stage of making a 45. never mind a whole lp. one of the best to do just that were leon’s creation. whose debut lp “this is the beginning” acid jazz are reissuing here. a native of san francisco leon patillo led the group. whose multi racial line-up echoed that of his heroes on the local scene. self contained and gigging locally they made their debut album at the tiny studio 10 who also custom pressed the album in extremely limited numbers the music is a perfect blend of acid soul. mixed with hippie sentiments that will get you dancing on the uptempo numbers such as the title track. ‘back roads’ – with its glorious harmonies and the soaring ‘power’. more thoughtful numbers such as ‘until you were gone’ or ‘love’ will touch your soul. so impressed was carlos santana that he eventually asked leon to join his band.
the nu-rons. were a family group consisting of two sets of brothers and cousins. the four young men in question being brothers daryl howard and raymond gibson (daryl’s mother registered him under his father’s surname of howard and raymond under her maiden name of gibson) together with otho bateman and charles bateman. they were all born and raised in salem. new jersey and from the age of ten and eleven began singing with a fifth member and gibson brother rudolph in a group called the gospel 5. they eventually decided to crossover to secular music and as a group known for their energetic dance routines they came up with the new performing name of ‘the nu-rons’ (taken from the word ‘neuron’ which is a cell that transmits nerve impulses). however rudolph was soon to leave the group due to physical illness. also daryl howard and charles bateman had also been part of a working group known as the devotions prior to becoming the nu-ron’s.
chuck stephens originally hailed from upstate new york reputedly buffalo. he was during the mid 1970’s one of the leading disc jockey’s on the popular new york radio station wwrl am. chuck had always hankered with the aspiration of being a recording artist and in the pursuit of his dream approached the respected new york songwriting team of brothers richard and robert poindexter. soul junction now presents to you. chuck stephens most popular two songs back to back.
so robbie m says hes retired. but thats just the day job. now with new gear acquired and the studio set up in the family room. its time for ram music productions to become a household name (spoken only through a vocoder).
junction - a six track ep produced entirely by samrai & platt - features vocalists from jamaica. ireland & the uk and rounds off an excellent 12 months for the label & crew whove toured across north america. mexico and europe in 2017. the set kicks off with st favourite alexx a-game (originally voiced at his studio in kingston in 2016) urging listeners to free up their mind and souls and let the good times take control. it sets the tone for upcoming jamaican talent blvk h3ro to step up on the soulful party number cant wait (recorded at equiknoxx’s studios in vineyard town in 2016). which has been a staple in swing ting sets over the last 18 months. slowing the pace is addiction. a link up with irish artist and frequent murlo collaborator gemma dunleavy who lays down an impressive vocal over the skittering drums. muted guitar and glistening keys. the listen is interrupted momentarily for an interlude from gavsborg whose moving voicemail is accompanied by a poignant piano line from jp aka without understanding. one for the clubs turn it up features equiknoxxs shanique marie riding a stripped funky-esque riddim with ease. fittingly the set closes with contagious which finds two of manchester’s finest vocalists fox & tyler daley searching for an escape from the reality of our turbulent times over a refined yet sparkling production. the 12inch vinyl will be limited to 200 copies
ras g and moresounds explore the outer reaches of sound system culture for dub-stuy’s new collaborative series of eps. brooklyn-based label dub-stuy kicks off 2018 with the inaugural release of a new ep series dedicated to unearthing and celebrating the outer reaches of sound system culture. taking its cue from the classic dub releases where two producers would face off with their own versions. dub-stuy’s meets series brings together artists who have a clear dub influence but do not operate solely within the sphere of the dub and reggae world. the first such meeting is between los angeles beat supremo ras g (brainfeeder. stones throw) and paris junglistic dub scientist moresounds (cosmic bridge. astrophonica).
with many writers a theme develops in their works that. over time. reveals color and definition previously unseen. not just a new perspective. but a new understanding. “lofeye” is a concept album and personal testament that philadelphia rapper lojii (fka uhlife) has been piecing together over the last three years. giving only hints with 2015’s no ebola. 2016’s dutti. and 2017’s acclaimed collaborative album due rent with producer swarvy on portland-based imprint fresh selects. in lojii’s own words. “lofeye is about working with limited resources and making the highest quality life out of what the f**k you got. it’s when you’re ‘lo-fi’ by circumstance (not just for aesthetic) but your aim is always higher. in essence. this is an lp about being rooted in the dirt you come from but reaching for the sky above you.”
having recently signed to brownswood recordings. announced via new track ‘i’ll be on your mind’. skinny pelembe’s first single proper for the london imprint. ‘spit / swallow’ spans pastoral pop. psychedelic textures and hip-hop-tipped. chopped and spliced guitar. interlacings samples with rolling drum breaks and echoed falsettos. b-side ‘toy shooter’ follows in similar fashion. bridging psych-rock exaltation with beat-head. synth-jamming production.
standard edition auf schwarzem doppel-vinyl. nach einem „beat-tape“. einer von den kritikern gelobter ep und unzähligen ausverkauften shows vor begeisterten fans erscheint mit „geography“ nun endlich das debut-album des nachwuchs-talents auf dessen eigenem label „beyond the groove“ und wartet mit gastbeiträgen von weiteren loyle carner. poppy ajudha. de la soul und goldlink auf. blue-eyed-soul für freunde von mayer hawthorne oder jordan rakei.
gizelle smith’s second full length lp “ruthless day” is the sound of a dynamic artist expanding her horizons from the classic aesthetic of her debut to explore a new brand of progressive modern funk. it’s an exciting record that still retains all of the energy and intrigue of her earlier works but builds out her musical palette to incorporate more psychedelic and jazzy progressions. bold arrangements and adventurous instrumentation. expansive and exhilarating. the record ranges from delicate honey dripped soul through psychedelic funk freakouts. complete with strutting beats and emotive lyrics. gizelle’s energy and personality are undeniable and both shine through in every track on the record.
elaquent kicks off 2018 with his latest ep. celebrate life! celebrate life! is born out of reflection and graciousness. as expressed by elaquent. “life sucks sometimes. with all the depressing things that happen throughout the world. to people you know. to yourself even. it’s important to take a moment and appreciate the beautiful things the world has to offer. to prevent from going crazy. stay positive. celebrate life”. celebrate life! features collaborations with notable producers k. le maestro and dibiase.
meditative and off-kilter. dubkasm’s new 12” is. unsurprisingly. completely unlike any other tune out there. and pays tribute to a too-frequently overlooked part of reggae tradition: dub poetry. originating in a collaboration between dubkasm and their long-time friend. norway-dwelling heavyweight bass guitarist. bajan steppa. enter the gates is a discomix built on a tuff bassline. skittering drums and retro synths. and features reflective. courageous lyrics about the enduring power of black liberation movements and consciousness. from gloucester vocalist rider shafique. the b-side contains an upfront instrumental cut. followed. in true dubkasm style. by a collaboration with a musical titan. mad professor’s incredible dub flips the original into a propulsive soundsystem killer. retaining the tune’s heart and spirit. but driving and percussive where the original is deep and soulful. mastered on to 1/2” tape at stardelta studios. and pressed on 180g vinyl.
kwaito 12 inch featuring two forgotten bass-heavy cuts from south africa in the early 90s. vanonyana lava by volcano is a sought after tune right now (so difficult to get an original copy!) while the beat gangsters are a new introduction (to us) from okapis vaults. tip! hot on the heels the labels debut release burnin beat. johannesburg-based afrosynth records second release is a 12inch of two bass-heavy cuts of obscure 90s kwaito from south africa.
the streets’ second album. “a grand don’t come for free”. was instantly hailed as another masterpiece to equal his initial clarion call. “original pirate material. whereas “original pirate material was a record that garnered acclaim from the electronic/dance fraternity and the forward-thinking wings of the rock/mainstream press. “a grand don’t come for free” swept the board in prompting critical praise.
limitierte vinyl edition von selecters best of live album aufgenommen in camden dingwalls london. 24. februar 2002. das album beinhaltet die 4 hit-singles: on my radio. drei-minuten-held. missing words. the whisper. und zusätzlich eine neun-minuten-version von train to skaville
a total of four killer dancefloor curveballs from kampala. uganda. performed and composed by the traditional mataali drum and vocal troupe mubashira mataali group (pron: moo-ba-shee-ra). esoteric and unusual although fantastically joyous to listen and dance to. the unbelievably tight multitude of percussionists provide the perfect backdrop for musician-come-filmstar sulaiman sulait to deliver his entrancing vocal performance with a strong islamic message at the heart.
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.
new version of the track with jamaican legend ken boothe + dub version. ken everything i own boothe played a significant part in covering sir coxsones studio one walls with gold and goodness knows that label fostered its share of legends. collaborating with the master. blundetto could have laid it on thick with heavy production instead alongside his discreet partner blackjoy. he created a gorgeous production using the purest of jamaican music. proving yet again that time has nothing on the suave tones of mr. rocksteady.
since 2002 dj phast has an established track record in the hip hop scene. as a former itf champion and performing at various venues. together with das efx. mop. smif n wessun. krs one. etc.. he has time and time again proven his musical and technical know-how. after years of banging out dope powerful productions and working with a wide array of european artists. the time has finally arrived for him to release his debut album. this record will guide you through the realm of strong southern blues and express its depths of today‘s modern stated black music. so you can expect a grand taste of the blues scene. but without losing the classic charismatic hip hop sample sound elements. be prepared for the rugged & thorough arrival of the creature from the black lagoon!!
new 7inch from the mysterious gitkin. who crisscrossed the us in the late 70s selling knockoff gibson guitars to the diverse & disparate groups of immigrants from all four corners of the globe who were coming to the us during the 2nd great migration. recycling and filtering the sounds he encountered through his own psychdelic lens. he created a sound rooted in other. but deeply his own. this single is taken from his forthcoming album. 5 star motel and features two tracks from the album grand street feast which charts a sand dusted. melodic funk misadventure. while cancion del rey has the sound of the peruvian chicha steady-moving. alluring. and lyrical winding its way through gitkins fuzz-filtered licks. and the rhythm underpinning.
raw rhythm & blues out of seattle! camelot records. operated by jan kurtis skugstad from 1964 to 1966. released an astounding number of singles and even full length albums during its short time of existence. camelot is best known in collector circles for two monster releases by organist ron buford (accompanied on vocals by ural thomas on deep soul). however within their output are still some recordings which not many people have heard of yet. this is exactly the case with the two songs by johnny lewis which you find on this sweet 45rpm single. unchain my heart and i got a woman are two really nice cover versions which sound even better on this properly mastered 45 with its crispy and raw sound.
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.
2018 repress - the follow up to one/three. tip! james t cotton / tadd mullinx teams up with a wide range of mc s (wildchild. mf doom. kadence. vast aire. ag. beans. invincible. ta raach. big tone. phat kat..) and producers (waajeed. jay dee) to support his hi-tech productions. the result in this killer album with a wide variety of productions. from deep headnoddin cuts to crazy offbeat work and deep kraftwerk inspired instrumentals. where hiphop meets techno.
2018 blue vinyl repress made possible after a beat tape swap between prefuse 73 and dabrye after the pair shared the stage in detroit. instrmntl is a continuation of the beat experiments tadd mullinix began with one/three and a bridge to the diverse textures that would define two/three four years later. instrmntl offers a snapshot of a time when potentials seemed infinite. when lines could be drawn between jazz. ragga jungle. techno. and hip-hop and the resulting shape divined an exciting future.
hip hop recording artist torae announces his upcoming debut offering. “for the record”. on his internal affairs entertainment imprint. the album is an ample fifteen tracks worth of high-caliber production and impeccable rhyme. “for the record” is sure to transcend the expectations of new listeners and staunch supporters alike. with veteran mcs like masta ace heralding it as his greatest contribution thus far... “the combination of stellar production and a focused and more introspective torae makes this his best work to date”. the fellow brooklyn native stated.
limited edition of 500 copies. badass bollywood with a hint of funk and soul. aki kumar is hitting you hard with his choice cuts of vintage indian music. the propelling rhythms of “jaan e jaan” drag you in quick and the groove gets your head nodding and your feet moving. the flip is a slow burner full of nuance. just the right mixture of mood and melody to haunt your ears in just the right way. aki kumar from bombay to the bay bringing that classic lo-fi bollywood sound.
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!
ganze zehn jahre mussten die fans des im kongo geborenen und in belgien lebenden musikers warten. dass ein nachfolger zum 2008er debütalbum hotel impala erscheint. 14 tracks präsentiert baloji auf seinem neuen album und perfektioniert dabei den musikalischen brückenschlag zwischen traditionell-afrikanischen klängen und afroamerikanischen sounds aus dem kosmos des hip-hops. souls. funks und jazz. wie lhiver indien. ein track der teil des aktuellen fifa 18-soundtracks ist. verfolgen alle songs das gleiche ziel: sie sollen den hörer auf die beine und zum schwitzen bringen. schwarzes doppelvinyl im gatefold sleeve. inklusive booklet und downloadcode.
j dilla’s protege guilty simpson first collaborated with madlib’s protege med on the hard hitting ‘jungle love’ track off j dillas ‘the shining’ lp. they continued to reunite on several tracks after and now offer us the loyalty ep. with beats by black milk. mndsgn. exile and preme. the duo have no choice but to come correct with the lyrics and they do. from cali to detroit. med and guilty simpson deliver a 10 track ep to get you ready for the album dropping later this year on bang ya head entertainment.
lp. first re issue ever. cut from original masters. original packaging strictly reproduced! + printed inner-sleeve with poster and cd included (plus two bonus titles) original year of release: 1989. features the tracks zobi la mouche. cest pas la mer a boire. voila lete. etc. les négresses vertes was the biggest french act touring the world in the beginning of the 90s. the band has just reunited and will tour europe this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of mlah. the album has been unavailable on vinyl since their first original pressing.
penthouse penthouse is a duo born out of the la-based crew team supreme. their debut lp ‘cruise control’ lands on alpha pup this february. with features from tony larchmont. carla. love logiq. kingjet and more. right in time for valentine’s day. cruise control is a smooth and sultry 9-tracker of r&b-tinged pop songs. in the short time since the group’s formation. they have collaborated with the likes of djemba djemba. mr. carmack. stwo. chloe martini. marvel alexander & promnite and have been billed with acts such as xxyyxx. sweater beats. salva. and the glitch mob. their music has received support from bbc radio 1. vice. earmilk. and la’s kcrw.
the 20th volume of our flagship eccentric soul series has all the boxes checked: guntoting. skip-tracing record producers. child stars. rip-offs. the worlds greatest bail bondsman. swindles. soaring falsettos. and a dwindling rust-belt cityscape offering mere glimpses of hope before the record industry escaped for the coasts. helmed by the ojays bobby massey. saru was a creative vortex that pulled cuyahoga countys greatest talent in. making a strong case for cleveland to contend with detroit. philly. and memphis as americas soul music’s capital. includes obscure and unknown sides from the out of sights. the elements. pandella kelly. david peoples. sir stanley. the ponderosa twins + 1. ba-roz. bobby dukes. and of course. the o’jays.
the moment every true rap fan has been waiting for! ocean wisdom’s second album. the highly anticipated wizville is on the horizon. showing true signs of progression. ocean wisdom has turned in something nothing short of incredible. with guest appearances from an all star cast. ocean has left no stone unturned. touching upon multiple genres and bringing together some of the biggest legends in the history of the industry. wizville boasts an unrivalled track list including collaborations with the record breaking. genre defining. phenom that is dizzee rascal! the legend himself and arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time. wu tang clan’s own method man! the mercury award winning scene smasher who defined a generation. roots manuva! the grime scene og who birthed a generation of mcs with unmatched skill. p money! the most poignant person with a pen in ukhh. jehst! the ukhh veteran and most respected wordsmith in the game. chester p! the original riddim killa and londons own originator rodney p and the grime scene’s dr dre aka rude kid. to top it off. ocean has also enlisted the musical talents of baquiat. leaf dog. mystry. illinformed. kidkanevil. chemo. pete cannon. muckanicks. pitch 92 & more to produce the album.
isle of jura go back to 1976 to resurrect anambra. the jewel in the crown of dub. soul & funk outfit ozo. anambra is something of a classic. a unique song thats slow. ritualistic and spiritual. mixing african & nyabinghi drumming with a buddhist sanskrit mantra om mani padme hum. an alternate version anambra river appears for the first time on the same 12 inch.
acclaimed malian musician sidi touré returns with his fourth album. toubalbero. named after the large traditional drum used to gather people in the malian region of gao. toubalbero is a danceable. dynamic. and despite the region’s signifcant political challenges. joyous album. the double 12 inch comes in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
2007 - 2017: 10 YEARS OF TRANSCENDENT SOUND (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl NL22.03.18
2007 - 2017: heavenly sweetness is turning 10 years old! they are celebrating with 3 birthday parties. and 2 compilations! one is a best of the labels production. and the 2nd one is made of exclusive tracks. composed for this occasion. one is a best of the labels production. and the 2nd one is made of exclusive tracks. composed for this occasion. this compilation is a very subjective best of the labels production. from each album or single we had the chance to produce. with great artists. a journey through 10 years of music. a great introduction to the labels universe. but even the experts will discover unknown tracks. including well known artists such as guts. blundetto. sly johnson. anthony joseph. but also more confidential artists: robert aaron. jacaranda muse. patchworks (and his tribute to gil scott-heron)
as the lead singer of george darko s legendary burger-highlife hit-band. lee dodou became the number one voice of 80 s highlife. born in kumasi. the epicenter of ghanaian highlife. he came to berlin in the late 70 s - by then the uprising epicenter of burger-highlife - to work as a back-up-singer for pat thomas. after joining and leaving georg darko and running his own band -kantata-. he stopped releasing music in the early 90 s. now. philophon is proud to present new recordings of his soulful genius to the world of 2018. basa basa is a song in the classic -concert party- style. as it was played in the glorious 60 s. after a firey horn introduction lee takes over in that funny and entertaining manner typical for -concert party- music. buzz duncker joins lee s phrases with some gentle clarinet. highlife at its best! sahara akwantuo is anything but a classic: it s the start of a kind of philophonic highlife. labeled as kraut-life. ghanaian love of life meets german romantic melancholy. happy rhythms meet mysterious synth landscapes. eternal summertime and mangos are meeting a wet winter world and roast apples. kraut-life at its best!
promo support for new album ruthless day -the more i hear this the more i m loving it. as a starter while we wait for the main course which will be the album this is just perfect.- -it s fabulous and it sees the return of one of my favourite uk vocalists â€.“. the pocket rocket that is gizelle smith- - craig charles (bbc) -such a powerful singer...a real british soul talent- - eddie piller (acid jazz)
lp. first re issue ever. cut from original masters. original packaging strictly reproduced. incl. rinted gatefold sleeve and printed inner-sleeve with cd included. original year of release: 1991. features the tracks out of time man. king of bongo. madame oscar. etc. mano negra the legendary first band of french singer manu chao featuring songs in spanish. french. english and arabic. we are celebrating this year the 30th anniversary of its foundation. the album has been unavailable on vinyl since its first original pressing.
released 41 years ago in 1977 ‘help us spread the message’ by the mighty ryeders is a timeless collection of outstanding soulful gems written by rodney mathews. new vinyl imprint dynamite cuts releases a quality limited edition double pack release which gives you 4 of those masterpieces from that album. two never before on 7” vinyl all of the most in-demand tracks.
DONT TELL ME YOURE SORRY / DO YOU BELIEVE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK27.03.18
chuck cissel. from tulsa. oklahoma. recoded just two albums in 1979 and 1982 respectively. both for arista at the time and reissued together on cd by expansion in 2014. he is best known in disco circles for ‘cisselin’ hot’. but over the last two decades has become renonwned for “don’t tell me you’re sorry” in northern and crossover soul circles. today it is his most sought after record. orignal copies worth £150. the track is also written about in richard searling’s new book “putting the record straight”.
following up his now sold out redef debut (1996 beat tape. vol 1). veteran producer dj spinna returns with another wave of hard hitting instrumentals. entitled. unpicked treats volume 1. the “jigmasta” spinna has prepared the first of an ongoing series of beats that all have a similar story. making tracks for well over 2 decades. this latest project features a small collection of beats that were created with the intention of backing mc’s and vocalists. but were never officially used. rather than archiving the material. dj spinna realized his fan base would appreciate these compositions in instrumental form. after all. he is the same producer who has garnered respect from the likes of j dilla. pete rock. jazzy jeff and yes. the one & only stevie wonder himself. without giving too much of his process away. spinna challenged himself using the latest cutting edge software in tandem with some of his favorite gear from over the years. the end result is a glimpse into the spontaneous execution of top notch creativity. listeners will have an unobstructed view into the ears and mind of the artist. employing several different approaches. unpicked treats volume 1 maintains a consistent vibe throughout it’s 12 songs. whether. you love beat tapes. instrumental music or are entertained by the art of sampling. this record is a commodity. plans for volume 2 are already in progress. but in the meantime. be sure to get acquainted with unpicked treats volume 1 and the genius of dj spinna.
memories is a bold collection of uninhibited songs inspired by ady’s personal experiences. drawing on touchstones of british adolescence. the album covers a broad range of themes - from love and relationships through to mental health issues. all the tracks on memories are written by ady. and co-produced by ady alongside the likes of ivor novello winning cassel the beat maker (akala. plan b). richard archer. eric appapolay (neneh cherry. craig david. lionel ritchie) and grades (bastille. dua lipa. khalid). highlights include forthcoming single ‘need somebody to love’ which sees ady intertwine sprawling jazz with adolescent infatuation over a teardrop drumbeat and sparse choral samples.
uk hip hop’s original and best live band are back with brand new album ‘bring out the sound’. released in march 2018 on bbe music. founded in the early 90s by ollie teeba and jake wherry. the herbaliser have earned every single accolade they’ve received during almost 25 years of touring and recording. best known for delivering a series of groundbreaking albums on ninja tune and providing one of the all-time highlights of the ‘fabric live’ mix series. the herbaliser’s most recent lp ‘there were seven’ was issued on their own ‘department h’ imprint back in 2012. having worked with hip hop royalty such as jazzy jeff and pete rock over the years. not to mention releasing j dilla’s first and last solo albums. bbe are delighted to share in the herbaliser’s musical journey.
while lifting his head up from the process of writing. finding producers and recording for his magnum opus. baatin “the slum lord”. a former member of slum village. left this plane of existence. most would agree that he was true to his nature and never a dull moment. well. keeping with tradition. a decade or so after his ascension. the hidden gem is finally revealed. “don’t stop” is the first 7 inch single release available via loveturl/ fatbeats from the full length recording “uno zero”. the single features production from detroit’s own darnell murphy and a remix from the dirt sonic scientist dakim that will have you feeling caught in the vacuum of a black hole...on loop. known for his way with language and words. “don’t stop” are 2 hard quotable slum lord verses that hit a little too close to home at times...”still optimistic in a phantom/pullin over to let u throw up before you panic” or “we back from the future/you use to the style the we missed”. big respect to the titus glover estate and hugh whitaker for the teamwork on this one. loveturl is ultra proud to present: “don’t stop” from baatin the slum lord.
summers sons! ein aufstrebendes hip hop duo bestehend aus den brüdern turt (rap) und slim. (beats) aus london/bristol. charlie tappin. der mit turt auf twit ones letztem album hay luv vertreten war. steuert keys und vocals bei. slim. hat bereits beats über brownswood recordings. benoffee pies und ko-op veröffentlicht.
legendary deep soul french compilation(s) featuring many soul classics. sometimes forgotten. which have been sampled countless times by some of the biggest hip-hop acts. 2lp in gatefold sleeve with cd included. cut from original masters. original packaging. beautifully and precisely reproduced to the original standards. original year of release: 1998
heres a real gem from the vaults of don 1 and randys studio 17. the roots voicing an herb anthem on the killer rhythm used on the immortals babylon. unreleased for over 40 years and out now. the roots are one-hit wonders no longer!
mindblowing afro soul music from ivory coast served up by an obscure artist who only recorded four albums in between 1979 and the beginning of the 80’s. he created an original funky fusion with bété langage. a selection of four amazing tracks recorded in abidjan on two different records label called war records and as records. the music here is a mixture of funk with heavy basslines. traditional percussions. funky guitar riffs. nice horns section and lyrics in beté. the song «demonde» is inspired by harmonies of the famous «dance to the drummer beat» by herman kelly. those two rare records were found by afrobrazilero aka djamel hammadi and never appeared on the vinyl market. it’s almost impossible to have infos about this singer and composer neither the musicians involved in the recording sessions. most of the trace of the recording session were lost by the labels we licensed the tracks with. unique. pressed on a deluxe vinyl. remastered by the carvery. this very funky album is a must have for all the afro funk lovers!
2lp. first re issue ever. cut from original masters. original packaging strictly reproduced.incl. printed sleeve and printed inner-sleeves with cd included. original year of release: 1999. features the tracks easy girls. leila. ce pays. etc. les negresses vertes was the biggest french act touring the world in the beginning of the 90s. the band has just reunited and will tour europe this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of mlah. the album trabendo has been unavailable on vinyl since their first original pressing.
one of the most mysterious and outsider soca 45s out there by h.m. these eyes timothy. the a-side let me love sounds like doo wop recorded with oluko imo s gear. and the b-side soca hustle sounds like the residents jamming a marvin whoremonger song with augustus pablo. the original 45 is so obscure that even his siblings didnt know that he made music. and rumour has it that. frustrated by its lack of success. michael threw most of the copies of the 45 in the valley beside his family s house in the hills just outside port of spain. one-time pressing of 500 copies
mar & sol first release is aleluia lp from the cabo verde singer pedrinho. at the time. late 70 s. this lp was one of the biggest successes from cabo verde music. singer pedrinho moved to lisbon when he was 18 years old. and recorded this album. the first one of his career. aleluia was produced in the same street where mar & sol is based nowadays. in rua de s.bento. lisbon. portugal. this street was also where pedrinho come to live when he arrived in portugal. like the majority of the musicians and emigrants from the old african portuguese colonies move at that time. to try a new luck. a big community grew here and these artists got the opportunity to record their own traditional music by the hands of local labels. now is the time for mar & sol to give a new life to all this music. this is the first of many reissues that are coming to start the series of the label.
as featured on movements vol.9. we thought it is well worth to re-release -when the well runs dry- on 45 too. even better. what you find here is a previously unreleased alternate take! listen to the first seconds of the b-side -a brighter day- and you know why this 45 should be in any djs box. essentiell re-release for the open minded dj who does not only play tracks which are in demand but just plain funky
legendary deep soul french complation(s) featuring many soul classics. sometimes forgotten. which have been sampled countless times by some of the biggest hip-hop acts. cut from original masters. original packaging. beautifully and precisely reproduced to the original standards. original year of release: 2014