>i heard it through the grapevine< is the ninth solo studio album by soul legend marvin gaye, released in 1968 on the motown-subsidiary label tamla records. originally the record was released as >in the groove<.
during the recording of what would become gayes biggest-selling and signature single of his career, >i heard it through the grapevine<, there was a lot of arguing going on between norman whitfield and gaye over the sessions of >grapevine<. in the end whitfield was able to get what he wanted from gaye, and the duo started a collaboration that lasted into the beginning of 1970.
when the song >i heard it through the grapevine< became one of the biggest hits of 1968, motown re-released the lp as >i heard it through the grapevine<. the album and its title track are both considered as gayes commercial breakthrough.
excellent 4 track vinyl with fantastic deep house. it gets started with >spring loop<, a track that looks to its name both for feeling and production sense. of course that sensuous vocal sample that gets drawn through it wouldnt do the job on its own, but rau knows that too and surrounds it with a warm, humid bassline and his always changing and snapping drums to keep it in the pocket for the whole 5 minutes. even though the groove on the a1 is already heavy for him, he goes deeper yet with >swearing (vinyl version)< that jamaican vocal is something so classic that we wont spoil it here, but the pumping house beat and piano stabs he winds around it give even more poignancy to the lyrical substance… we are pretty sure that by the time he finally echoes the vocal out late in the track there will be some hands in the air for this one
nazareths second 74 album >rampant< finds the group tempering the four-on-the-floor hard rock attack they developed on >loud and proud< by working a surprising and effective southern rock edge into the songs. the end result is an album that sounds like a early ac/dc meets lynyrd skynyrd at their hardest rocking. this gatefold sleeved, 180 grams audiophile edition of the album contains the b-side to the >love hurts< 7 inch single as a bonus. rock on!
j.j. cale never recorded a full album until eric clapton scored a huge hit with cales >after midnight<. encouraged by friend and producer audie ashworth, j.j. cale recorded naturally to capitalize on the success of his song. he released his debut album in 1972, not knowing this would be the beginning of the so-called tulsa-sound. a lazy, rolling boogie that contradicted all the commercial styles of boogie, blues, and country-rock that was popular at the time. this new sound became the blueprint for the adult-oriented roots rock of eric clapton and mark knopfler, among others. naturally contains a new version of >after midnight< recorded by j.j. cale as well as the hits >crazy mama< and >call me the breeze<, which was later covered by lynyrd skynyrd. over the years j.j. cale has written several hits for other musicians and recorded more than fifteen albums which makes him one of the most successful – and lasting – singer- songwriters of his generation.
audiophile pressing on 180 gram vinyl
in the psychedelic late sixties there was a lively music scene in the canterbury area that revolved around the band the wilde flowers. they never recorded much themselves, however, but after they disbanded other influential bands were formed from their ashes: gong, soft machine, and, most importantly, caravan.
caravans eponymous debut was released in 1968. it was considered a groundbreaking album capturing the freakish and exploratory moods of the times. their sound went much further than the changing styles of the contemporary underground and that is what distinguished caravan from other bands in their genre.
pressing on 180 grams audiophile vinyl.
>rain dogs< is tom waits< ninth album, originally released in 1985. it is a loose concept album about the people who live on the streets of new york city, the so-called urban dispossessed.
>rain dogs< is generally considered the middle album of a trilogy that includes >swordfishtrombones< and >franks wild years<. on the album waits works together with both marc ribot and keith richards for the first time. many times would follow including waits latest album >bad as me<.
>rain dogs< is praised for its broad spectrum of musical styles and genres, described by rolling stone as merging >kurt weill, pre-rock integrity from old dirty blues and the elegiac melancholy of new orleans funeral brass, into a singularly idiosyncratic american style<.
HALFWAY BETWEEN THE GUTTER AND THE STARS (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK29.11.11
>halfway between the gutter and the stars< is fatboy slims third album, and it is also this prolific dance producers third release on music on vinyl. here, norman cook continues the work he started on >better living through chemistry< (movlp111) and >you ve come a long way, baby< (movlp099), bringing in collaborators macy gray, bootsy collins and roger sanchez, yet he steps away from the capricious commercial world of the pop charts in favor of the steady beat of the dance floor.
re-issue on audiophlie 180 grams heavyweight vinyl.
>zen< is dj krushs seventh album and features collaborations with black thought and ?uestlove of the roots (on different tracks, mind you), n dea davenport of the brand new heavies and zap mama, as well as unknowns from the japanese hip hop scene. the beats he creates are organic, at times defying any genre-descriptions, which is exactly how dj krush likes it.
this album from 2001 hasnt been available on vinyl for years, and is now made available to you on double 180 grams audiophile vinyl.
a new phil release! exciting forward thinking techno/house from ron deacon. this is the 4th phil release in their trademark silver vinyl/silver label styling. phil 3 sounds like carl craig during his landcruising album period jammin with jean michel jarre, while someone is playing some jazzy keys in the corner of the studio. highly limited one time pressing (like all previous phil releases that all sold out fast, and despite the demand the label unfortunately doesnt want to do repressings to avoid pressure of aiming at high sales etc, and loose musical freedom).
HOUSE PARTY / ACIDICTED (VINYL ONLY / BLACK VINYL)
12" Vinyl D21.10.11
limited repress on black vinyl with self made yellow printed labels! acidicted_0.0 brings finally two of the most-wanted auda_acid-houze eps back to the dancefloor. the double-a-side limited-edition contains 200 coloured vinyl 12 inch copies equipped with inserts and labels, handprinted (silkscreen) by the artist himself.
its only natural that martyn has risen above the cliches and pitfalls of the vacuous dj world. over his 15 years djing, 6 years producing, and 4 years a&ring his 3024 imprint, the holland-born / washington dc-based artist has forged his own path every step of the way. his multi-leveled career has kept balance with a focus on art, and his every sacrifice is preserved in an endless dedication to music. as a continual record buyer and beat seeker, martyn is a beacon of hope through leagues of passion-less djs and producers, the ghost people: plastic, hollow shells that focus only on the in-the-now grooves or keeping in line with trends.
double 12 inch white vinyl in gatefold cover, including code for free digital download of the full album.
dreadzone formed in 1993 when ex-big audio dynamite drummer, greg roberts, teamed up with tim bran, who had previously worked as a musician and sound engineer for julian cope. the name dreadzone was suggested to roberts and bran by don letts.
for toro y mois chaz bundick, 2011 has seen the release of his acclaimed sophomore album, underneath the pine, remix work for tyler, the creator, a split 7 inch with cloud nothings, and a steady stream of international tour dates. just over halfway through whats already been a busy year, the prolific producer has a brand new batch of lavishly funky material to offer.
comes on green marbled vinyl, including code for free digital download of this release.
deep purple: pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal. legends of rawk. it is about time music on vinyl gave them the start treatment. and we re starting with an album that was never before released on vinyl: purpendicular. the legendary band s 15th studio album was the first one they recorded with new guitarist steve morse, who pulled the band up to new heights and made this the most experimental deep purple album to date. there was more focus on the guitar, they used pinch harmonies, they sounded like they were having fun again, most famously so in vavoom: ted the mechanic based on a true story ian gillan once heard in a pub. the excellent riffs and awe-inspiring solos appear on two 180 grams audiophile vinyl lps, alongside the exclusive - and elusive - bonus track >dont hold your breath<.
after earlier re-releases of the john mayer albums ‘heavier things’ and ‘continuum’ now it’s time for mayer’s debut ‘room for squares’ to receive the music on vinyl treatment. this debut was originally released in 2001 and is produced by veteran producer john alagía (known for his work with the dave matthews band). it features clever wordplay, savvy chord progressions, and mature songwriting. songs like ‘no such thing’ and ‘neon’ mix jazz chords with digestible choruses, fashioning a sort of brainy, college-educated pop hybrid that appeals to discerning listeners and mainstream fans alike. mayer earned a grammy award for best male pop vocal performance for the single ‘your body is a wonderland’.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
schon als jugendlicher interessierte er sich für r&b-musik und gründete eine high-school-band (the spades) mit jerry byrne (lights out) als sänger. rebennack wurde einer der ersten weißen musiker, der regelmäßig bei r&b-sessions in new orleans spielte und als fester studiomusiker bei den legendären ace records arbeitete.
this debut album, mysterious intrigue, truly marks kubas place in the electronic dance world. 9 cuts representing the realm of the deep & the divine. with perfect production for open air festivals, warehouse parties, or big club floors, you are guaranteed to move your feet & feel the bass.
luis flores delievers a great techno ep for micro.fon. packed with good stuff the two originals come along with 2 tool edits and two fat remixes. audio injection from the usa delievered a dubby dirty gritty stripped down tech version of >love your machine<. veteran of mexicos techno scene and years of pushing innovating and non-conforming concepts, luis has developed his own production style that is precise and hypnotic with a healthy degree of dance floor groove. his first release on droid recordings was enthusiastically lauded and put into heavy rotation by the likes of chris liebing and speedy j. already gaining momentum with interest from dj heavyweights and international tours in europe, china, the u.s. and elsewhere, he now offers 3 slabs of pure sizzling dark groove for micro.fons latest, including a remix by super-in-demand audio injection. support by: andreas henneberg, daniel sanchez, danilo vigorito, dj murphy, drumcell, jeremy p caulfield, joseph capriati, klein & meister, paco osuna, thomas krome, tommy four seven, tony rohr & many more.
by the time basement jaxx released their debut album remedy in 1999 they had already built quite the following with their eps, club nights in london and remixes for the likes of the pet shop boys and roger sanchez. to say that this was one of the most anticipated records of the year would not be an exaggeration. and luckily simon ratcliffe and felix buxton did not disappoint. remedy is a varied album that combined the strengths of the american and the uk house scene, it contains mutated versions of hip hop, ragga, latin, r&b, soul, 2-step and garage that is hard to resist and easy to love. it pushed musical boundaries and proved the next step in house music, basement jaxxs sound defined and dominated the house world of the late 90s and 00s. on remedy you can find songs such as >red alert<, >bingo bango< and >rendez-vu<: together they make an infectious mix that deserves to be a part of your record collection.
available on vinyl for the first time since its original release!
presley begann seine karriere 1954 als einer der ersten musiker der rockabilly-bewegung, einer fusion von „weißer“ country-musik und „schwarzem“ rhythm & blues. seinen durchbruch hatte er 1956, als er zur kontrovers diskutierten identifikationsfigur der rock-’n’-roll-bewegung wurde.
nicole atkins (born october 1, 1978) is an american singer-songwriter best known for her work with the band nicole atkins & the sea. her sound is known for its mix of traditional vocal styles and introspective lyrics. she has been compared to roy orbison and singers from the brill building era.
neil leslie diamond (* 24. januar 1941 in brooklyn, new york) ist ein us-amerikanischer sänger und songwriter. er hatte vor allem in den späten 60er und in den 1970er jahren zahlreiche top-ten-hits wie sweet caroline, i am… i said, song sung blue und cracklin rosie.
good for saturday nights as well as sunday mornings, maxi jazz, rollo and sister bliss are the holy trinity at the centre of the u.k. electronic dance collective faithless. catapulted into fame by their 1996 banger >insomnia<, the group went on to play almost every stage, club and festival known to man. twice. >outrospective< was their third and most successful album, where maxi jazzs trendy vicar approach and sister bliss & rollos innate sense of what makes music work reach their climax. it is more upbeat in tempo and emotion and has an intuitive production that emphasizes their e-flavoured spirituality to a tee. featuring dido and their biggest selling hit >we come one<.
golden earring have been together since 1961 and the current line-up includes two founding members george kooymans (vocals and guitar) and rinus gerritsen (bass, keyboard) along with barry hay (vocals, guitar, flute and saxophone) a member since 1968 and cesar zuiderwijk (drums) a member since 1970.
they have had over 40 hits and 30 albums, many achieving either gold or platinum status in their home country, the netherlands. they are best known for their 1973 hit single >radar love< and their 1982 single >twilight zone<.
the album >contraband< was originally released in 1976. its the first album that features the former cuby and the blizzards blues guitarist eelco gelling which makes it a very guitar orientated album.