this limited edition record store day release offers a much desired vinyl issue of a special collaboration between betty wright & the roots. only on cd since it’s initial release in 2011, “betty wright: the movie” is considered among betty’s best albums after having not had a new release in nearly ten years. there is so much good music here expansion have spread over a double lp at a time demand for such quality releases on vinyl is at a highpoint. the lead single was “grapes on the vine” featuring lil wayne, other guests on the album including snoop dogg and joss stone. betty has co-written most of the songs, her voice still at its finest after a 50 year career while triple grammy award winners the roots add a magic touch to this incredible project. there will only be 1000 pressings of the album.
THE ROOTS OF REGGAE (2017 REMASTER) (2X12 INCH LP+MP3)
2x12" Vinyl+mp3 D18.05.17
brand new 2017 recut finally available on vinyl for the first time. 2xlp+mp3 in full original coverart. the legendary movie soundstrack based out of kingston, jamaica in april 2008, telling the story of the original vocalists and musicians involved. the sixteenth release on the moll-selekta label shares its title with a wonderful film, a heartwarming homage to the golden age of rocksteady. it documents the recordings being made for this very album at the tuff gong studios, kingston, jamaica in april 2008, telling the story of the original vocalists and musicians involved. excerpts from an all star reunion concert staged in kingston and older archive material complete the picture. never before in the history of jamaica, which already occupies a unique place on the world map of song, its sound embraced by western popular music, has such an illustrious collection of singers and players been assembled. the album showcases 15 rocksteady classics in sparkling, deeply inspired new versions, recorded in the studio which also played host to album sessions of a certain bob marley. under the musical direction of ernest ranglin, a guitarist of considerable renown not only on the reggae circuit, but also on the jazz scene, mixed by legendary engineer errol brown in duke reids employ at the treasure isle studio in the sixties - and freshly arranged by lynn taitt
orbis x is a sublabel of orbis records and will be mainly focusing on softer yet often usable as dj material for the broader mass interested in electronic music. this sublabel is an extension of orbis records softer, more melodical and experimental side. music will be ranging from house, dub, chicago over melodic acid and even breaks. not any track makes it to this sublabel if it ca’t stand on its own and stand the test of time!
limited edition of 1500 copies on transparent orange coloured double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
john legend and the roots recorded ”wake up!” during the time of the 2008 united states presidential election. in addition to the roots, john legend and black thought, the album features guest appearances from vocalists common, c.l. smooth, melanie fiona, and malik yusef. ”wake up!” is comprised of covers of soul songs from the 1960s and 1970s containing socially active themes. the ”wake up!” project sees john legend and the roots putting their distinct touch on classics from the likes of marvin gaye, nina simone, donny hathaway, the teddy pendergrass-led harold melvin & the blue notes, and more.
kickmasomaass is back with another record. one more time with creme dela creme from the hardgroove techno music scene. back to the roots ep is bringing you four tracks. one original version from andy bsk and three remixes from wyrus, dj brutec and norman andretti aka quarill. all four tracks are definitely worth to listen and the money you pay for it. thanks for all support. enjoy!
rare wiri records strikes back with four amazing remixes fo the tracks we first released back in 2008. instrumental odyssey by ilya santana is remixed by two argentinean monsters. julian sanza(silver city), and phunktastike. on the flip raykos white russian is remixed by sportloto, and lone soldier (aka phoreski) from the uk.
mit der fortsetzung der in 2010 begonnenen serie *jammys from the roots* ehrt greensleeves einen der ganz großen produzenten jamaikas. lloyd james aka prince jammy aka king jammy, oder ganz einfach jammys, wurde 1947 in kingston, in dem berühmt berüchtigten stadtteil waterhouse, geboren. als junger mann wurde er zum musterschüler des king tubby und eröffnete alsbald sein eigenes studio (u.a. erstes album von black uhuru), um ab mitte der 80er bis hin zu den frühen 90er jahren die unangefochtene nummer 1 der erfolgreichen produzenten zu werden. auf der doppel-lp finden sich 20 tracks, viele raritäten dabei, alle in erstklassiger soundqualität und top-a-top remastered.
introducing their first release on dispatch, we welcome the trio kolectiv, dexta & maouq to our dispatch ltd imprint for *the roots ep*, presenting a selection of no-nonsense, sub-pulsated tracks in a deftly constructed package.
from the tropics comes whiskey disco, a sneaky re-edit label bent on dredging the decanter for diffident dancefloor genius from latent disco perpetrators. it is loosely connected to sleazy mcqueen and his assorted cohorts.
whiskey disco #25: it started in 2009 when a friend rang sleazy mcqueen and asked to *press some of those edits he has been making* and has now reached its 25th vinyl release. time flies when you are having fun - and fun has always been the cornerstone of whiskey disco. back to the roots ep exemplifies the label mission and the disco hippies who cherish it. loops filtered, space rocked and jam band, whiskey disco has made a mark on the edit scene that few can dispute and we have only just begun.
THE ROOTS OF HIP HOP - FROM CHURCH TO GANGSTA (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK10.01.14
hip hop did not develop in a vacuum - its roots can be traced back to the earliest afro-american music, and the folks who were influenced by these sounds along the way. this lp compiles some of the great recordings that showcase the spoken word and street culture put forth from the 1920s through the 1960s that would go on to influence the entire rap music genre. the themes will be familiar - religion, politics, black experience, badass gangsta rap, speed, sex, drugs and rock n roll. lets listen to the lessons that the hipsters of the past taught the rappers of today.
elvis costello and the roots have announced that a collaborative album entitled wise up ghost will be exclusively released by blue note records. the existence of the record was first revealed by ?uestlove as an aside during an interview with billboard magazine in january. a small number of test pressings were distributed as white labels on record store day on the 20th of april and now the full album is finally here! it promises to be one of the most unexpected and surprising releases of 2013.
comes as double 12 inch vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
super elegant 4 tracker ep bringing together detroit influences and 90s raw minimal with a dubby edge by up and coming artists pablo tarno & anthony constands.. included tolga fidan epic house remix. a little gem marking release number 20 of serialism catalog.
twisted records welcomes back label boss crazy j with this deep rollling drum and bass track, get loose. with early from support from the scenes leading dnb artists, amos, ant tc, ashatack and dlr this vinyl only release is sure to make waves this year.
the roots latest album finally available on import double vinyl! 14 tracks with close to a third being purely instrumental, incorporating 70s funk, experimental jazz, and classical violin. there is even a composition based on a sufjan stevens piano soundscape.
the second release by berlin based knuggles recordings will be coming out in december. it features the previously unreleased original 12inch mix of 7107 music by netto houz. this hybrid of chicago deep house and oldschool electro caused some dancefloor action back in 1998, when it was originally released on ladomat 2000. on the flipside, knuggles recordings presents a new exciting producer: dj nikolaos aka moire patterns spins his track the roots anthems 001 (co-produced by dj kriton) into a modern and spherical growing deep house bomb. enjoy!
the first official single from the john legend & the roots wake up! album. the single is the only song on the lp with guest appearances, wake up everybody featuring common and melanie fiona. as a special treat you also get the original version by harold melvin & the blue notes.
back in! the fourteenth release by moll-selekta is an essential compilation of rare, previously on cd/lp unreleased roots-, lovers,- and dj-tracks by one of the most important artists of jamaica. lincoln “sugar” minott played a major role in the history of jamaican music as a singer, songwriter, producer, label owner and sound system instigator. his debut album “live loving” can lay claim to being the first dancehall release ever. he had his biggest chart hits in a time when he was even more poular in england than back home which finally led to a contract with rca and an appearance on “top of the pops-. his singing voice is as sweet as honey and graces both roots and lovers rock compositions in equal measure. hence the nickname - although the man himself claims that he had been called that ever since his childhood love of candy. as a dj his name is “papa honey-, featured on the album on the track “waiting for your love-, together with sister ester. for the first time ever, this do-cd/do-lp presents a remastered collection of sugar’s best maxisingles and single a + b-sides in extended versions. all songs are drawn from his strongest roots-phase, an era in which the quality of his work was without parallel. the tracks were mostly recorded at the legendary channel one studio with the roots radics band and the black roots players. included are guest appearances by ranking dread and yabby you and the hits “a slice of the cake” and “dance hall style-, here in their lesser known 1983 extended versions. three outrageous intros round up a portrait of sugar minott that is way outstanding within his large number of releases.
this release focuses on the first half of the king jammy?s legacy, when the producer / mixer earned himself the moniker of prince jammy working alongside scientist and prince phillip at king tubby?s studio in waterhouse. on his return from a long stay in canada jammy?s began to establish himself as a formidable producer and engineer from 1978 onward. featured here is the best of his material working in the roots and early dancehall vein before computerized rhythms hit the town in 1985. the much sought after pablo in moonlight city is featured here (the only track pablo recorded for jammy), alongside jahovia which was just recently revisited by johnny osbourne with bitty mclean on bitty?s latest album movin? on . monster jamaican / uk hits like junior reid?s boom shack a lack , half pint?s mr landlord and junior delgado?s love tickles like magic round up an amazing compilation showcasing the undervalued roots and beginnings of a pioneering reggae producer.
wiederverffentlichung der ersten aufnahmen vom dub-erfinder.king tubby und produzent bunny striker lee gelten als die beiden erfinder des dub. was mit einem simplen fehler begann - man hatte bei einer session vergessen, die gesangsspur aufzunehmen -, entwickelte sich dank lees gro?em rhythm-repertoire und tubbys wissen um das elektronische equipment zu einem eigenen genre, das mittlerweile viel mehr ist als blo? die version des vocal-tracks. king tubby begann seine kariere als radio- und elektromechaniker, der unter anderem auch transformatoren und verst?rker f?r die sound systems in kingston baute. sein erstes eigenes sound system gr?ndete er 1957, in den 60ern begann er selbst songs aufzunehmen. >dub from the roots< erschien zuerst 1974 und enth?lt die ersten vier-spur-dub-aufnahmen king tubbys.
a hardstyle instrumental bomb. a absolute must for the lovers of hardstyle. a side back to the roots. dark atmosphere with oriental and experimental synths. b side heartbreak, the name says it all - a melody which is reflective, wonderful piano solo