an official reissue of the collectable disco 12 inch version of space princess one of the standout tracks from lonnie liston smiths 1978 lp exotic mysteries, alongside the soothingly serene quiet moments remastered and released for rsd. sort after cosmic, jazz-infused disco on one side and a beautiful tranquil journey on the other. a must for any collector, dj or home listener out there!
this is the first time this ground-breaking release has been available on 12inch for four decades. that instantly recognizable bassline, the cosmic guitar and then that vocal / flute combo expansions is one of those glorious jazz funk records that really does expand your mind.
one of the essential jazz albums of the 1970s, lonnie liston smith’s ‘expansions’ also became a club-land classic with its title track filling floors, influencing house music and being sampled in hip hop. propelled by some fatback drums and cecil mcbee’s upright bass, this is the original cosmic jazz jam, as recently re-popularised by kamasi washington. reissued by ost, ‘expansions’ has been remastered from a fresh transfer from the original album master. this album has never sounded better. issued in a reproduction of the original flying dutchman gatefold sleeve and printed on reverse board.
four exclusive disco remixes from the edit king joey negro as part of his remixed with love series. this ep. see s the master reworking classics from lonnie liston smith, gwen mccrae and wardell piper. the special release also contains a new version of the gwen mccrae special dub to the one on the record store day release.
guru s jazzmatazz, vol. 1 is the debut solo studio album from guru, one half of the hip-hop duo gang starr. released on 18th may, 1993 on chrysalis records, this album is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip hop production and rapping. live backing is provided by a band that includes lonnie liston smith, branford marsalis, ronny jordan, donald byrd and roy ayers. the album also features vocal collaborations with carleen anderson, n dea davenport (of the brand new heavies) dee c lee and french rapper mc solaar. the variety of guest artists adds diversity and originality to each track, and gives the album a distinct jazz feel. in celebration of the 25th anniversary of this classic album ume/urban legends will be releasing a 3lp deluxe edition which includes the original album, the instrumentals and a third bonus lp of rare remixes. the package also comes with a 12 page booklet that features rare images from the original jazzmatazz photo shoot.
since the early 80s maddisco has been heavily into hip hop and electro, recording his favourite stuff from the radio until the late 80s when he started collecting vinyl and djing, chicago house and detroit techno were the first genres he went for after hearing them at the club rip in clink street, quickly followed by balearic, disco, funk, dub and ambient music some of which he heard at danny ramplings club shoom
greatest samples from the blue note lab! feat lou donaldson, ronnie foster, donald byrd, david axelrod, jack mcduff, joe williams, grant green, lonnie smith & jeremy steig. 3 bonus cuts included on vinyl by ronnie laws, monk higgins & donald byrd
remixed with love volume 3 is the latest edition of what has become the industry-leading disco remix series. no one knows this era of music better than dave lee, who under his joey negro alias once again turns his impeccable hand to some of the best-loved records ever committed to wax.