grand ancestor’s eleventh release in the catalog features the legendary dub controller. ras muffet. of roots injection fame who’s had his tunes played by the likes of channel one. aba shanti. and jah shaka. with decades of dub experience. ras muffet dug deep into his vaults to produce two eerie dubs focused on the bottom frequencies and the continued evolution of the genre. steppers enthusiasts worldwide will be delighted to get this weighty 12” onto their turntables before this limited pressing is all gone.
sparrow s visit of jamaica. “the isle of springs”. during the month of june 1963. has left him with very pleasant and joyful reminiscences of the love. warmth and hospitality of its people. well! and it s from there it all started. for like oliver twist. sparrow continued. where ever he went to ask for more. and. obviously when the drinks are in. the wits are out. you are therefore left to deduce whatever you may during his presentation of this contribution. “i ll be around” (bossa-nova) is a warning to one of his lovers of her promiscuous traits towards him and the retribution she would eventually suffer for so doing. theses two calypso songs were recorded with the famous bert inniss national recording orchestra. this single 7” is absolutely impossible to find and will warm any dances in the world.
ten year anniversary of the now classic cross country collaboration between del the funky homosapien (hieroglyphics founder and member of deltron 3030) and tame one of the artifacts. first time ever available on vinyl - remastered and pressed on special purple white smoke colored vinyl.
remember the old-school marvel team-up comic book which paired. say. spider-man with thor. wolverine with the human torch. or the hulk and daredevil? in the spirit of those classic collaborations. gold dust announces parallel uni-verses. a joint effort between hieroglyphics founder del the funky homosapien and original artifacts emcee tame one. produced entirely by parallel thought. the album’s ten tracks return to a time when inventiveness. creativity. funky beats - and. above all. lyricism - ruled hip-hop.
mix righteous fuzz guitar. bad-ass keyboards and ecstatic african rhythms and what have you got? celebration by aktion - a slab of of heavy afro-funk-pysch-rock from the hardest working band in 70s nigeria.
baad john cross’s new revolution is a afro-electro-funk-boogie-disco banger that could only come from 1980s nigeria. bright. optimistic. with an unrelenting eye on the dance floor. it is regarded by many as a prototype of the electro rhythms that would become the signature sound of nigerian boogie.
fat beats records is proud to present baker’s dozen. an exclusive series that shines a light on the best minds of instrumental hip-hop. ambient. and electronic music. each installment gives one artist carte blanche to capture their signature sound. every volume’s limited vinyl pressing features one artist and twelve tracks. and comes equipped with a 5x7” postcard insert that features a photo of the artist’s workspace along with the equipment used in their music-making process
frank is the latest release from dolfin records. a texas indie label with a prominent underground roster that includes rapper lord byron. producer ben hixon. r&b singer jon bap. and former stanley clarke drummer mike mitchell. liv.e is one of the newer artists on the label. having previously collaborated with hixon through a series of dj parties in dallas (“new math mondays”). hixon and bap have significant marks on this project. providing production. mixing. and background vocals. the beats they lend are often heavy on the drums. with short. hazy riffs that resemble dilla-style syncopated loops. frank opens with a short hiss. launching into a jittery pattern of cymbals and drums. stinging bass slaps. and bouncy guitar riffs. you can almost see the tape reels rolling in front of you as the instrumental loops play themselves out with occasional flutters and skips. a chorus of voices enter with harmonies out of the george clinton songbook. blending in behind the slow. finger-snapping beat. it sounds more like a lost. dusty funk recording from the ’70s than an r&b song made in 2017. -nitish pahwa (passion of the weiss)
hans solo. frontmann der legendären hip hop formation ai-tiem legt bei seinem debut als solokünstler gleich eine dissertation ab. dissertation ist ein konzeptalbum und wird seinem namen gerecht. was die auseinandersetzung in vielerlei hinsicht angeht. bekannt für seine politschen texte blickt hans solo hierbei tief in die abgründe des menschlichen daseins. mal zynisch und boshaft. aber auch oft ironisch mit einem augenzwinkern. musikalisch schlägt er eine weite brücke zwischen oldschoolbeats und elektrolastigen fast schon psychodelischen klanglandschaften. auch das artwork des covers unterstützt das gesamtbild durch seine bildsprache und macht dieses doppelalbum zu einem zeitlosen gesamtkunstwerk. mit der unterstützung von nur wenigen anderen künstlern (lustikus. david dollar. sicktunes. the staticfield. adelsmann. chaid. ponchmann. peztboy) schafft hans solo hier seinen ganz speziellen mikrokosmos. auf einer fast 80 minutigen zeitreise in wahrsten sinne des wortes geht hans solo textlich wie auch musikalisch durch alle höhen und tiefen des gesellschaftlichen miteinanders.
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.
‘that jazz’ is coops first official offering since signing to high focus records back in october. by no means a debut. having already released two critically acclaimed albums ‘lost soul’ & ‘god complex’ under his own steam in 2014 and 2016. the london mc is putting his best foot forward - a no nonsense masterclass in smooth rhyming and soulful boom bap. produced by long time collaborator talos. the beginning in a long line of releases planned for coops this year. ‘that jazz’ serves as the perfect introduction. limited edition of 300 numbered copies on 7 inch vinyl.
ernie hawks debut album scorpio man is nearly here. and about to be released during the first quarter of 2018. the way will be paved with a fresh 7 single that lifts the gritty jazz funk of scorpio walk from the album on the a side and pairs it up with the mystic groover message of love. a non-lp track only available on this release.
i cant love you anymore is the first single by hard working soul performer carlton jumel smith recorded with cold diamond & mink. and the man has revealed his middle name just for the occasion. otherwise known simply as carlton j. smith. theres no doubt he has swallowed a large pill of soul since seeing james brown live at the apollo theatre as an 8-year old. smiths timmion debut single sinks him into drum heavy southern flavored deep soul. a style that comes out of him naturally as water from a mountain spring. backing him up on the falsetto parts is pratt. who recently turned some heads with his pratt & moody release lost lost lost on stylart records. and together the two basically nail it. when looking for artists. who just seem to move through time effortlessly with a steady air of confidence. passion and precision. one might pick up the phone and give cjs a call. even though his discography of couple of late 2000s albums and some guest spots in early 90s soulful house 12inches is a bit mysterious. there seems to be not one bit of difficulty to his craft or personality. as a recording artist. i cant love you anymore is a new opening into raw soul territory. and it is just what the world needs today. he laid down an album worth of tracks on his last helsinki visit. and this might be something to look forward to.
TAITU - SOUL-FUELLED STOMPERS FROM 1960S-1970S ETHIOPIA (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK19.02.18
ernesto chahoud’s ‘taitu’ is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s addis ababa. a breathless journey through the unique ethio sound that bands were forging at the time. the 24-track compilation is the result of the lebanese dj and crate digger’s decadelong love affair with the ‘golden age’ of ethiopian music.
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.
lp in printed innersleeve + download code. jtothec managed to develop his own signature sound: authentic. original. playful. warm. just great music. the luscious and catchy melodies and ingenious arrangements give away influences of frank zappa. james brown. quincy jones. prince and jamie lidell.
get on down presents an often overlooked crucial reggae release from the 1970s with johnny clarkes rockers time now. the record is a mix of covers and originals. including ethereal versions of the the abyssinians satta massagana and declaration of rights. smash hits on the island just the year before. rockers time now was first issued in 1976. clarke had just been named artist of the year in jamaica for the second year in a row. this is just one of three full lengths he released that year as this was a very prolific period for clarke. in particular from 1974 onward when his output was directed by legendary producer bunny lee. the pairing resulted in a creative energy that resonates to this day. the release was recorded at channel 1 with bunny lee producing. which of course means the band backing the popular jamaican vocalist was the aggrovators. which at the time included robbie shakespeare. earl -chinna- smith. augustus pablo. and aston family man barrett. the release was mixed at king tubbys by osbourne ruddock…aka king tubby. crucial all the way around. now is the time to rediscover a classic of the genre. rockers time now.
(lp + dl) born and raised on the common desire of bass player mattias geernaert and drummer marius couvreur to groove and dance on the dub vibes.born and raised on the common desire of bass player mattias geernaert and drummer marius couvreur to groove and dance on the dub vibes.kosmo sound saw daylight in late summer of 2016 when these two ghent based musicians found one another. after a few jam sessions and brainstorms they started searching for like minded colleagues and added 4 wonderful masters of sound. two guitar players (cyriel vandenabeele and edmund lauret). one keyboard player (bos debusscher) and one saxophone player (ambroos de schepper). this bands sound can definitely be described as dub influenced. making people dance and drift away in groove and trance is what they stand for. because of their background in jazz they sometimes add some improvisations.
nyege nyege tapes proudly announces the first international release of electro acholi pioneer otim alpha s incredible body of work recorded over a period of 11 years. otim alpha together with his early producer leo palayeng began in 2001 taking traditional acholi larakaraka wedding songs and reinterpreting them with music software on computers. the results are a fast paced poly-rhythmic music ready for dance floor madness.
for the past 15 years the tanzanian megalopolis of dar es salaam has had one of the most exciting underground electronic music scenes in east africa. a constellation of micro-scenes from mchiriku. sebene and segere all the way to its latest mutation of singeli that finally after years of lurking in the underground has exploded into the mainstream and taken over bongo flava as the music of choice amongst tanzania s youth. born in the sprawling working class neighborhoods of tandale and manzese. singeli s signature sound consists of fast paced frantic loops interlocking with each other. with influences from zanzibars tarab music all the way to south african afro-house coupled with mc s who often spit satirical lyrics about the challenges facing tanzania s youth. from police corruption to the complications of dating girls when you are broke. if there is one studio that stands out amongst the hundreds that dot dar es salaam s musical landscape it is sisso records. centered around producers. bwax. sisso. bampa pana and yung keyz morento and mc s dogo niga and makavelli. they were early pioneers of the singeli sound. whilst some singeli artists have begun fusing their music with more traditional tanzanian hip hop. sisso have remained uncompromising in their sound. always raw. fast with a punk diy aesthetic that can at times verge on noise and gabber. to produce a spell binding music that is like no other sound system culture in the region.
releasing an album into the world is a special moment for any artist but when you re an artist who grew up in remote northern ghana with no schooling. spending a life herding cows and goats. building your own instruments and teaching yourself to sing. then there s a particular sense of occasion and celebration in finding recognition and an audience for that music. this is the case for guy one. an utterly unique artist who is writing and performing frafra music. a style that originates from a small area in the north of ghana. whilst guy one is already loved and adored locally by now - building up a fervent following in local villages in which no funeral or wedding would take place without his soaring voice and deeply rhythmic playing. before then transforming into an award-winning. tv appearing artist in ghana - his music is now to find a much wider audience through max weissenfeldt s philophon label (jimi tenor. hailu mergia. alemayehu eshete) on this berlin meets bolgatanga release.
moonshine recordings kicks off 2018 with a massive release in a steppa style. dub conductor baked a real sound system testing tool fueled with bass to make your eyes wobble. while dark angel delivered the message of consciousness. this little 7 inch needs to be heard and felt on a proper sound system.
cold busted has navigated the smooth seas to unearth sailing. the new album from moroccan guitarist and beat-flinger saib. the casablanca- based producer has steered his sound into warmer waters. mixing tempered hip-hop beats with jazzy vibes and a lounge sensibility. saib. touches on a style thats both chill and opulent. the albums opener. archipelago. sets the scene with gentle piano. swirling strings. and beachside sounds that would make martin denny proud. tropics pushes the agenda further. featuring delightful vibraphone lines. stand-up bass. and boom bap beats. providing the perfect soundtrack for poolside cocktails. the sleepy crooning of blue memories. the future-retro sing-a-long of mermaid dreams. and the guitar/vibes interplay of pastel provide other highlights. sailings twelve songs show saib. as an artist capable of bringing a sunny climate to any listening environment
limited pressing. linafornias first vinyl as well as the first full length lp on dome of doom records. clear green vinyl with vinyl only bonus track featuring georgia anne muldrow. shes taken over the decks at low end theory. l.a.s famed experimental club night & scored back-to-back first place finishes at the prestigious beat cinema beat battle. yung is intimate and personal. a journey through her own taste and a worthy continuation of the work done by predecessors like madlib and erykah badu. who have both strongly influenced her. remastered by daddy kev
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
lp version. kingston sounds present a reissue of knowledge s debut album hail dread. originally released in 1978. the group knowledge and tapper zukie s stories are intertwined through their location in the rema area of kingston.
recorded while gerald was in jamaica working on a project with lee perry in 1980. the master tapes of the four tracks that were recorded at the harry j sessions were only recently discovered. utopia was the only track that had been given a final mix back in the day. it was released on 7- on the black star liner later in the year and then reissued on partial records in 2014. the other tracks were never mixed until early 2017 when this task was undertaken by dougie wardrop. as well as mixing jerusalem (gerald did a later version of this tune for rej forte s jah works label in the early 1990s). working for the dollar and constant spring . it was decided that utopia should also enjoy a fresh mix.
following the reissue of his cult album ti jan pou velo. hs decided to continue their collaboration with edmony krater and record a new album! the first one in 30 years! comes with insert. as an avant-gardist percussionist. singer and trumpet player. edmony krater has always worked to develop and promote the gwoka music of guadeloupe and to feed it with different influences. from jazz to reggae.
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.
dr. dundiff veröffentlicht muneybeats als teil der beats from jakarta serie. die mit alben von ta-ku und shuko begann. dr. dundiff (done different) ist ein hip hop & neo-soul produzent aus lousville. ky. der seit 2010 als produzent und mc aktiv ist. er veröffentlichte bereits ein erstklassiges soulalbum zusammen mit seinem partner otis junior auf jakarta in 2017. dessen nachfolger 2018 folgen wird.
the layered effect by us rapper/producer andy cooper offers a punchy reminder of the creative fun to be had in digging for breaks. stringing up loops and layering up stratas of sound. brimming full of delightful inflexions from the world of jazz. easy listening. film soundtracks and hollywood voices. its a perfectly stitched sound patchwork that pays loving hommage to the classic. funky days of early rap. a touching testimony to the joys of hip-hop then and now.
“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.
this thick pressing of the classic blurum13 and luke vibert collaboration is a full package deal... comes complete with a poster and an transparent blue 7 inch... besides records provides.
113958 hours. 3652 days. 156 months. 13 years! the necessary time to create the perfect cheddar? no!? the time it takes for a rum to reach its peak flavor... in this case a blu rum. number 13 to be exact. distilled in luke warm vibert barrels. to create a flavor so timely. so evocative upon first nose. that you can... smell the urgency...
high focus records is proud to present “laminated cakes” - a brand new lp from jam baxter & ed scissor. produced in its entirety by the formidable ghosttown. shaped over the last five years and with features from chester p & dirty dike. this flash release does not disappoint.
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.
following the release of baba commandants debut album juguya in 2014 on the mighty sublime frequencies label. mawimbi is proud to present wasso. one of the best cut from the album in brand new mixing shape alongsides killer electronic remixes from the likes of mawimbi signee loya and mr. boom.
t.d.o.s. third single featuring japanese turntablalist dj to-ru (dujada-goja) is side b is uchu daikaiju no ballad (the ballad of the space monster) featured samples of gozilla dialogues with a scary soundtrack mood.on a progressive and experimental beat. the artist > the dude of stratosphear aka t.d.o.s.
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.
PRACTICE YO CUTS VOL. 3 REMIXED (GREEN 2X7 INCH FLEXI DISC)
coloured 2x7" Vinyl UK24.01.18
floppy disc versions of the infamous ttw005 - floppy and proper bendy!
comes as a pair of dope floppiness!
weighing in at minimal gms.
please note: the way floppy discs are manufactured. the center hole for the spindle is usually quite tight. you may need to adjust the hole to suit.
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.
killer early 90 s digi style from the riz records archive......produced by uk reggae pioneers and musical stalwarts the boombastic crew aka nick manasseh (roots garden records) and gil cang (tuff scout) previously only available on lp.....now lovingly made available on pristine 7- vinyl from partial records
endlich. 5 jahre nachdem sich erick sermon und parrish smith getrennt hatten. sind die -brothers from brentwood back in business-. 1997. in dem jahr tragischer ereignisse im hiphop biz. wie dem tod von biggie smalls oder 2pac. sind zwei absolute meister ihres fachs zurueck auf der buehne. um nochmals zu glaenzen.
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
REDMAN INTERNATIONAL DANCEHALL 1985-1989 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl JP05.01.18
hugh ‘redman’ james is one of the greatest jamaican music producers of the late 1980s. raised in a musical household in the west kingston slum of hannah town. with his mother a sound system selector. redman gained his initial schooling in the music business from none other than king tubby. the legendary sound system owner and dub mixer that was responsible for voicing and mixing some of the greatest reggae of all time. after being immersed in sound system culture during his youth in the 1960s and 70s. redman began sitting in on sessions at king tubby’s studio. but migrated to hartford. connecticut in 1978 in search of steady employment. returning to jamaica a few years later. he established a popular sound system in kingston and began producing music with king tubby’s assistance in 1985. working with the roots radics during a time of great uncertainty in jamaican music. as the new dancehall style came to prominence. early work featured gregory isaacs. sugar minott and frankie paul. as well as rising stars such as little john and horace martin. then. following the computerisation of dancehall. redman began producing some of the most popular music of the day. crafting durable and complex rhythms with a broad team of players that included steely and clevie. augmented by members of the browne bunch and other players. redman helped establish a number of total unknowns in this era. including carl meeks. dave bailey and wayne palmer. and became a serious contender for king jammy’s crown. but the producer was ultimately frustrated by the dramatic changes to sweep jamaican music in the early 1990s. and subsequently retreated from the music industry redman international dancehall 1985-1989 compiles the best work from his glory days. with half of the twelve vocal tracks coming complete with corresponding dub versions.
the album features rick ross. anderson .paak. bj the chicago kid. waka flocka. jay electronica. robert glasper. bilal & more. production from the alchemist. oh no. kaytranada. j. rhodes. robert glasper. and more. the majority of the album was mixed by young guru.
double vinyl release. download code included.
the legendary wu-tang clan is among the most successful and influential groups in hip-hop history. as one of the nine original members. masta killa has been an important part of the wu-tang legacy since the groups debut in 1993. hes contributed verses to countless wu classics (glaciers of ice. winter warz. triumph. duel of the iron mic. wu banga 101). released three critically acclaimed solo albums. and always remained true to the core clan aesthetic: razor-sharp wisdom over dusty. soulful production. now. masta killa is back with a brand new album. loyalty is royalty. the highly-anticipated project boasts an impressive list of guest appearances. including method man. redman. kxng crooked. sean price. rza. gza. prodigy. inspectah deck. cappadonna. and more. as fate would have it. two of those mcs have since passed away. making their contributions particularly special. all praises due to the memories of sean price and prodigy of mobb deep. says mk. two hip hop legends. with production handled by the likes of 9th wonder. illmind. p.f. cuttin. rza. true master. and dame grease. loyalty is royalty delivers the kind of classic hip hop experience fans have come to expect from masta killa.
awa poulo is a singer of peulh origin from dilly commune. mali. near the border with mauritania. largely pastoral and often nomadic. peulh- (or fula-) speaking peoples are found from senegal to ethiopia but predominate in the sahel region of west africa.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
the artist/producer collective known as local-mu12 are back with a sophomore album called eeveryday people. the album features mc eiht. smif n wessun. guilty simpson. torae. ras kass. planet asia and more. it also features a variety of local-mu12 members such as stryfe. real mckoy. fokis. james moore. the manorail and more.
thavius beck’s much-anticipated 12 song album is a record full of raw & unfiltered truth revealed through his rhythmic vocal reflections and electronic production perfection. released worldwide on monday september 18th. 2017 on one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopic 12” colored vinyl. housed in a variety of hand-screenprinted and collectible outer jackets featuring stunning art by jon ryan. digital downloads include the bonus remix of lead single “spectacular vernacular” by mono/poly.
for this album. ebo joined forces with 12-piece band ‘the pelikans’ — from the cape coast region of ghana — led by bessa simmona. with rhythm guitarist fifi orleans lindsay. a genuine ‘holy-grail’ of ghanaian music and one of ebo’s most saught-after.
the album was released on the small abookyi label. named after a nightclub they played in called pelikans. and sung in english and fante. this was the first album where ebo sang on tracks. such as the classic ‘come along’. on which he also plays keyboard. this song clearly defined a new direction in highlife and has become a ghanaian funk anthem. ‘come along’ formed the basis of sadat x’s ‘remember that’ hip hop jam from 2011.
this official mr bongo re-issue is packaged in our new & improved heavyweight ‘tip-on’ sleeves. printed in japan. pressed on high quality vinyl. audio restored to the best of our ability. with label designs and artwork as per the original release.
produced by sly & robbie at channel 1 in the early 80s. this killer viceroys tune was never released at the time. but was played by some sounds on dubplate and has become hunted by collectors ever since. great lyrics and a spare. heavy mix elevates this tune to more than something that didn t make the cut for release.
“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.
p.o.s steps even further into genre-blurring territory with chill. dummy. his first official release with doomtree records since the release of his debut album ipecac neat. the album reflects on the past three years since a near-fatal kidney transplant sidelined him from making music and deals with the the difficulties of trying to maintain peace of mind and navigate through a confusing world. which is becoming increasingly more alienating. p.o.s’ production fingerprints are all over this one as he maneuvers through a wide range of sprawling beats contributed by himself. usual suspects lazerbeak and ryan olson. and newcomers cory grindberg and makr. several friends touch down along the way to offer up biting commentary and varying points of view (allan kingdom. astronautalis. kathleen hanna. justin vernon. open mike eagle. busdriver. and lady midnight. to name a few). but the album never suffers from an oversaturation of scattered voices. instead using everyone’s individual ethos and strengths to build a unifying call to arms. the result is p.o.s’ most bold. honest. and daring work to date. so chill. dummy.
blue marbled double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with fold-out poster.
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.
c.o.w. ist ein deutsch-chinesisches produzenten-kollektiv und kunstprojekt. mit der vision neu und frisch zu sein. haben sich c.o.w. im dezember 2015 gegründet. das ziel: die musik. in der deutsche popkultur stagniert. aufzubrechen. dabei sollte nicht nur die musik. sondern auch form und gestalt einen neuen zeitgeist reflektieren. die vier erfahrenen produzenten aus deutschland und china entschließen sich dazu ihre identitäten zu gunsten der kunstfigur c.o.w. aufzulösen. mit der gründung von c.o.w. verlieren sie sich in der multimedialen welt des internets. verschmelzen im digitalen. erzeugen eine neue wirklichkeit. sie produzieren und spielen insbesondere instrumental-elektronische musik. die von jazzigen interludes bis hin zu no-brainer-beats das volle repertoire ausschöpft.
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”.
10 years after blu and exile released their magnum opus below the heavens. the california duo have reunited to release 14 tracks from the original 2007 sessions. in the beginning: before the heavens contains previously heard songs and unreleased gems – the best of the best chosen from over 40 songs in the vault. their third collaboration follows 2012s give me my flowers while i can still smell them. and is slated for an october release. in the beginning: before the heavens is made of up songs that are raw and untouched. keeping the authenticity of blu and exile’s creativity at the time. the album has guest appearances from familiar names like dr. oop. donel smokes. aloe blacc. and blame one. while soul provider. another day. and party of two appeared on blus lifted ep. the majority of these songs showcase blu rapping at his peak. maintaining his underground attitude as he dishes on reaching star status (constellations). getting radio play (on the radio). or opposing views in a problem-ridden world (youre gonna die someday). exile. meanwhile. builds a golden hip-hop era feel with head-nodding samples and dj scratches.
an 8-piece outfit formed ten years ago by members of grammy award-winning latin revival orchestra grupo fantasma. brownout has evolved into a musical force all its own. this 45 features two cuts from their latest release. over the covers. on limited edition transparent red vinyl.