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Ty – A Work Of Heart
Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ty – A Work Of Heart

Image: 1617805 Für seine fünfte Veröffentlichung nimmt uns der Rap Afficianado Ty auf eine Reise mit Werken aus seinem Herzen. Er thematisiert Themen wie sein Kindheitsviertel Brixton und arbeitet im Laufe des Albums Themen wie Armut, Depression, Rassismus, Familie, HipHop und den kreativen Prozess bis hin zu philosophischen Gedanken über das Leben und sogar vorgestellten Film-Soundtracks. Das Album mit dem Titel “A Work Of Heart” wurde überwiegend von Ty produziert und geschrieben. Die Sounds sind eine Mischung aus knackiger, treibender Produktion, Live-Instrumentierung und lebendigen und unterhaltsamen Texten. Zu den besonderen Gästen gehören Tall Black Guy, Wayne Francis (United Vibrations) und der legendäre Umar Bin Hassan von The Last Poets. Dieses jazz-infusierte Hip-Hop-Album ist gleichzeitig aufmunternd und regt zum Nachdenken an.

Tracklisting
1 WorKINGtro
2 Eyes Open (feat. Rootz & Deborah Jordan)
3 Somehow Somewhere Someway (feat. Umar Bin Hassan)
4 Brixton Baby (feat. Mpho)
5 Work of Heart
6 Marathon (feat. Ladonna Harley-Peters)
7 No Place to Run (feat. Julie Dexter & Jason Yarde)
8 You Gave Me (feat. Lasharvu)
9 Harpers Revenge! (feat. Phillip Harper & Wayne Francis)
10 Folks Say People Say
11 World of Flaws (feat. John Robinson)
12 Raindrops
13 The Raspberry (feat. N’fa Jones & Remi)
14 As the Smoke Clears (feat. Randolph Matthews & Malik MD7) Available from 09.03.2018

Ty – A Work Of Heart (2LP)
Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ty – A Work Of Heart (2LP)

Image: 1617807 For his 5th release, rap afficianado Ty takes us on a journey of works from his heart. He tackles subjects like his childhood neighbourhood Brixton and works through issues over the course of the album of poverty, depression, racism, family, hiphop and the creative process to philosophical musings on life and even imagined film soundtracks. The album, entitled ‘A Work Of Heart’ is produced and predominantly written by Ty. The sounds are a mixture of crisp, bouncy production, live instrumentation and vivid and entertaining lyrics. Featured guests include Tall Black Guy, Wayne Francis (United Vibrations) and the legendary Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets. Of the album the artist says “This is my life work, it’s how I feel…I want to upgrade the view of hiphop.” This jazz-infused hiphop album is simultaneously uplifiting and thought-provoking.

Tracklisting
1 WorKINGtro
2 Eyes Open (feat. Rootz & Deborah Jordan)
3 Somehow Somewhere Someway (feat. Umar Bin Hassan)
4 Brixton Baby (feat. Mpho)
5 Work of Heart
6 Marathon (feat. Ladonna Harley-Peters)
7 No Place to Run (feat. Julie Dexter & Jason Yarde)
8 You Gave Me (feat. Lasharvu)
9 Harpers Revenge! (feat. Phillip Harper & Wayne Francis)
10 Folks Say People Say
11 World of Flaws (feat. John Robinson)
12 Raindrops
13 The Raspberry (feat. N’fa Jones & Remi)
14 As the Smoke Clears (feat. Randolph Matthews & Malik MD7) Available from 09.03.2018

Christopher Martin – Big Deal (VP)
Friday, February 10th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Das langerwartete Debütalbum des Stars aus Jamaika und Gentleman Protogés. Mit Gastauftritten von Chip (aka Chipmunk), Busy Signal, Destiny Moriah und Tanto “Real Rich” Blacks.

CD VP19832
Release: 10-02-17
Christopher Martin
Monday, January 23rd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Jamaica is a special country when it comes to talent, like the many rivers that run through the green island so does talent gush from its inner communities and towns. One such talent that has carved out a niche for himself is Christopher Martin. Think swagger, sex appeal and tremendous talent. Among his contemporaries there […]

Auf VP Records erscheint das langerwartete Abumdebüt des jamaikanischen Reggae-Stars Christopher Martin
Friday, January 20th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Christopher Martin ist ein Multitalent: Sänger, Songwriter, Entertainer und Schauspieler. Hierzulande bekannt geworden durch “To The Top”, dem Hit mit Gentleman, u.a. “MTV Unplugged” die Ska Version, das Original vom Album “Diversity” und den darauf folgenden gemeinsamen Live-Auftritten. Als Sänger überzeugt er mit einer klaren, am Gospel geschulten Soul-Stimme und eingängigen Hooks, seine Songwriter-Fähigkeiten beweist […]

Justin Carter – The Leaves Fall
Friday, January 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Justin Carter – The Leaves Fall

Image: 1608035 Mister Saturday Night present The Leaves Fall the debut album from co label head Justin Carter .

Tracklist:
1. Great Destroyer
2. In*nite Pieces
3. Know It All
4. With The Old Breed
5. The Island
6. What Can You Tell Your Children About Hope?
7. Leaves
8. A Presence

A delicate collection of songs for meditation on spiritual struggle, The Leaves Fall is a window into the parallel reality of Justin Carter. Centered on his intimate vocals, pointed with hints of Arthur Russell and John Martyn, the eight tracks are buttressed by warm acoustic guitars, vibraphones, organs and flourished with modern production. They are familiar but distant, like ghosts living in the present. Carter grew up in a country house in rural North Carolina, a place with a pecan tree and abandoned train tracks in the front yard. On long car rides from home to his dad’s work as a school teacher, his ears were filled with the prog of Yes, the vocals of Al Jarreau and the complexity of Christopher Parkening’s take on Bach. It was his father, who himself has moonlighted as a guitar player and songwriter for nearly 50 years, that taught Carter to sing and play in his early teens.
The Leaves Fall was written on and off over the course of about five years, a secret to most. Carter is more familiar, alongside Eamon Harkin, as co-founder of popular New York parties Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday, and their label offshoot, Mister Saturday Night Records. As the Mister thrived, his songwriting continued to tick along in the background, days and weeks stolen here and there to write and record in various locations – from remote studios in the Catskills to basements in Venice Beach.
The album features Jason Lindner, pianist on Bowie’s final masterpiece, Blackstar, cello from Archie Pelago’s Greg Heffernan, and programming by LIES Records and The Trilogy Tapes producer Marcos Cabral. It was mixed by Benjamin Tierney, who also worked his magic on Kamasi Washington’s The Epic. It finds its context in the world of Planetarium, a new listening session established by Carter and his Mister Saturday Night DJ partner, Eamon Harkin, where live music is mixed amongst hours of records to create an immersive, communal listening experience focused on quality hi-fi sound in non-traditional spaces, the album will presented in this manner when toured.
“Nothing makes me happier than to see people letting go. My ambition in all my creative work is to make moments where that can happen. As a DJ, I use others’ music to create those moments, but it’s always been in me to make my own music for that purpose. After twenty-five years of writing music for myself, it makes me really happy to have something to share with others.” – Justin Carter

www.mistersaturdaynight.com Available from 24.02.2017

Christopher Martin – Big Deal
Saturday, January 7th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Christopher Martin – Big Deal

Image: 1608097 Christopher Martin ist ein Multitalent: Sänger, Songwriter, Entertainer und Schauspieler. Hierzulande bekannt geworden durch “To The Top”, dem Hit mit Gentleman, u.a. “MTV Unplugged” die Ska Version, das Original vom Album “Diversity” und den darauf folgenden gemeinsamen Live-Auftritten. Als Sänger überzeugt er mit einer klaren, am Gospel geschulten Soul-Stimme und eingängigen Hooks, seine Songwriter-Fähigkeiten beweist er durch Hits am Fließband, es vergeht kein Reggae-Dance, ohne das mindestens drei/vier seiner Songs gespielt werden, seien es Party Tunes, Lovers Rock und Modern Roots. Als Entertainer und Schauspieler gelingt es ihm mühelos die Hauptbühnen großer Festivals zu rocken, und in seiner Heimat hat er mit der Hauptrolle im Film “Destiny” alle Zuschauerrekorde gebrochen. Seine Karriere begann mit 18 Jahren, als er den renommierten “Digicel Rising Stars” Talentwettbewerb gewann. Danach veröffentlichte er viele erfolgreiche Singles für diverse Labels & Produzenten (u.a. Robert Livingston, Shane Brown, Christopher Birch, Silly Walks, Jugglerz) und wurde 2013 von VP Records unter Vertrag genommen. Nun erscheint endlich sein erster Longplayer. “Big Deal” ist eine fast einstündige Exkursion in die Welt des Christopher Martin mit den beiden Top-Songs “Cheater’s Prayer” und “I’m A Big Deal”, dem Remix des aktuellen Hits “Under The Influence” in einer exklusiven Version mit dem UK Rapper Chip (aka Chipmunk) und “Hide Away” vom Destiny Soundtrack. Die 16 Tracks wurden in den Big Yard, Chimney, Clive Hunt, The Ranch (N.Y.) und Mixing Lab Studios aufgenommen. Weitere illustre Gäste finden sich mit dem großartigen Busy Signal, der Sängerin Destiny Moriah und dem angesagten Dancehall-Artist Tanto “Real Rich” Blacks. Available from 10.02.2017

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2016
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Das Jahr 2016 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

Kauf – Through The Yard (Fort Romeau Remixes)
Friday, March 18th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kauf – Through The Yard (Fort Romeau Remixes)

Kauf is a L.A.-based singer and composer of exquisite synth-heavy vocal backed scores. Fort Romeau is a House music producer from UK. One is remixing the other. The result couldn’t be better: Music for Ballroom dancing and putting your greasy leather …

Arcade Odyssey (Mickey De Grand IV) – Spring Yard Zone
Friday, January 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Arcade Odyssey (Mickey De Grand IV) – Spring Yard Zone

CC-95 Arcade Odyssey (Mickey De Grand IV) limited to 300 copies. Available from 12.02.2016

J-Zone – Backyard Breaks
Friday, November 20th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on J-Zone – Backyard Breaks

Image: 1600998 Producer/ drummer/ writer/ DJ/ MC J-Zone returns to the fold with Backyard Breaks, a follow-up to his debut drum break LP, 2014’s Lunch Breaks. This 18-cut offering continues where its predecessor left off, but offers more variety in a smaller package. Where Lunch Breaks channeled the drum mojo of the late 1960s exclusively, Backyard Breaks explores a wider sonic timeline of drumming and recording. The more focused sounds of the mid and late 1970s are also explored here, as well as some of the less orthodox rhythms and fills from those eras, giving the sampling producer a mixture of sounds to work with. Percussionist Ray May adds congas to a handful of tracks to mix things up and capture the b-boy spirit, while more options in the way of mikes, drum kits, snares and cymbals – in addition to more head room with the recording levels for more producer control – make Backyard Breaks a well-rounded follow-up to its predecessor.

Between the recording of Lunch Breaks and Backyard Breaks, J-Zone has done studio drumming and sample replays for Danger Mouse, Marco Polo, RA the Rugged Man, Czarface (7L & Esoteric and Inspektah Deck), Apathy and many others, as well as providing drum tracks for film scores like CNN’s Fresh Dressed and the Stretch and Bobbito Documentary. Meeting the demands of producers and musicians, constructive feedback from Lunch Breaks and continuous research and practice have all aided J-Zone in presenting a more useful and versatile break record for producers looking for a classic break beat sound.

Side A

1.Pushin’ Weight

2. The Bronx Is Burning

3. ’81 Cressida

4. In the Hole

5. Fleetwood Brougham

6. Cross Island Parkway

7. Rum Punch

8. Hey Josie

9. Spuyten Duyvil

Side B

1. En-Tee

2. King Cobra

3. Iron Horse

4. Phuck!

5. Woodpecker

6. Hi-There

7. Vendetta

8. Mongoose

9. Lucky Strikes Available from 11.12.2015

Newly unearthed live recordings of jazz bass and cello legend Oscar Pettiford and his quartet
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Newly unearthed live recordings of jazz bass and cello legend Oscar Pettiford and his quartet from Hamburg in 1958, featuring the great Kenny Clarke (dr), Hans Koller (ts), Attila Zoller (g) & guests in front of an excited audience. Eight tracks full of bluesy modern jazz, with a gloomy version of Friedrich Gulda’s “Dark Glow” […]

Josey Wales – No Way Better Than Yard
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Josey Wales – No Way Better Than Yard

Image: 1598132 Wiederveröffentlichung des Albums aus dem Jahre 1984 als LP-Vinyl! Josey Wales gehört zu den besten Deejays die Jamaika je hervorgebracht hat, mit seinem Sprechgesang veredelt er die von der Hi-Times Band eingespielten Studio One Riddims wie “General”, “Real Rock”, “Pretty Looks”, “Vanity”, “Queen Of The Minstrels”, uvm. Am Mischpult des Harry J Studio saß dabei der legendäre Toningenieur Sylvan Morris. “No Way No Better Than Yard” ist ein Exempel für den frühen ’80er Dancehall-Roots Reggae eines großen Künstlers und war als Vinyl jahrzehntelang vergriffen. Available from 07.08.2015

Capital Letters – Vinyard (Extended)
Friday, April 17th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Capital Letters – Vinyard (Extended)

Image: 1596252 Wiederveröffentlichung des gesuchten Albums aus dem Jahre 1982 als LP-Vinyl und erstmalig als CD mit sieben zusätzlichen, komplett unveröffentlichten Tracks von 1979 (drei John Peel Sessions-Aufnahmen und vier Outtakes des Kultalbum “Headline News”) – komplett remastered von Kevin Metcalfe. Die Capital Letters aus Wolverhampton/Birmingham gehörten von Mitte der 70er bis Anfang der 80er Jahre zum Feinsten, was der UK Roots Reggae zu bieten hatte. Neben Aswad, Matumbi, New Age Steppers, Black Slate oder den frühen UB40 kann die achtköpfige Gruppe bis heute mit einem zeitlos frischen Sound, sozialkritischen Texten und spannenden Konzerten nicht nur die englischen Nachfahren der ersten Generation von Einwanderen aus der Karibik begeistern, sondern in ganz Europa, speziell in Deutschland, Benelux, Frankreich und Spanien große Erfolge feiern. In 2013 hat sich die Band neu formiert und ist wieder live unterwegs!

Besetzung: Bass: Junior “JB” Brown, Drums: Roderick “The Dude” Garvey, Lead Vocals & Guitar: Danny “Teacher” McKen, Lead Guitar: George “Bulk” Scarlett, Rhythm Guitar: Stewart Barrington, Percussion: Wenty “Country” Stewart, Vocals: Dalton “Pepe” Harvey, Ray Loius Available from 29.05.2015

Capital Letters – Vinyard
Friday, April 17th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Capital Letters – Vinyard

Image: 1596253 Overdue re-issue of the longplayer from 1982 of this great UK Reggae band. LP-vinyl has the original album track order and also for the first time on CD with seven additional tracks including John Peel session tracks. The Capital Letters have reformed in 2013 and perform live again.

K e y f a c t s

– The Capital Letters have reformed and are busy rehearsing for shows in support of this album release.

– “Vinyard” is deep roots UK style – highly regarded 1982 classic from the golden age of UK reggae.

– Championed by John Peel, Capital Letters’ single “Smoking My Ganja” became one of the best-selling reggae records of 1978.

– The success of debut album “Headline News” from 1979 led to successful tours all across the UK and mainland Europe where the band established a loyal fan base.

– CD extra tracks feature four previously unreleased “Headline News” tracks along with the legendary BBC John Peel session.

– Tracks 1 to 10 Original Vinyard album that saw limited 1982 release in Germany and Scandinavia only. Produced by Capital Letters at Recordway Studios, Frankfurt

– Tracks 11 to 14 previously unreleased out-takes from the original 1979 Greensleeves album ‘Headline News’. Produced by Chris Cracknell at TMC Studios, London

– Tracks 15 to 17 previously unreleased BBC John Peel session from 1979. Produced by Bob Sargent for the BBC

Line-Up
Vocals & Guitar: Danny McKeb
Vocals: Dalton Harvey, Ray Louis
Bass: Junior Brown
Drums: Roderick Garvey
Guitar: Corbert Scarlett, Stewart Barrington
Percussion: Wenty Stewart

Produced and mixed by Capital Letters and Laslo Viragh

Tracklisting:
CD
1. Muss Muss
2. Murdering Style
3. No Jobs
4. Why
5. Vinyard
6. How Far
7. Baggawolf
8. Old Old Owl
9. Africa Bound
10. Fi Wi Parents
11. Oh Politician
12. What Would You Do
13. Fall In Love Forever
14. How Far Can A Man Run
15. Rasta Seh (BBC John Peel Session)
16. Fire (BBC John Peel Session)
17. Smoking My Ganja (BBC John Peel Session)

LP
A1. Muss Muss
A2. Murdering Style
A3. No Jobs
A4. Why
A5. Vinyard
B1. How Far
B2. Baggawolf
B3. Old Old Owl
B4. Africa Bound
B5. Fi Wi Parents

UK MARKETING

Press
Record Collector Magazine ½ page group advert June edition
Echoes Magazine ½ page group advert June edition
Digital
United Reggae 4 week web banner Commencing week of release
Reggaeville 1 week web banner Commencing week of release

PROMOTION
Press
Reviews / interviews targeted in:
Echoes Magazine Interview / Review by John Masouri
Record Collector Review
Reggae Vibes Interview / Review
Digital
Social Media Campaign (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.) Available from 29.05.2015

Soul Explosion – Barn Yard Pimp / Love Is the Answer
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Soul Explosion – Barn Yard Pimp / Love Is the Answer

In the late 60s/early 70s many american soldiers were stationed all over germany. Among those where musicians who played in several army bands like the “East of Underground” which had won the special services entertainment showband contest held in Fra…

Ike Yard – Loss (Regis Version)
Friday, July 18th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ike Yard – Loss (Regis Version)

Image: 1590002 Ike Yard sind ein Produkt der New Yorker No-Wave Szene. sie veröffentlichten auf Disques du Crépuscule und Factory US. Nun erscheint eine limitierte Auflage als transparentes einseitig bespieltes Vinyl der Version von Regis als Vorgeschmack auf die als CD erscheinende Ike Yard Remix-Sammlung. Available from 27.06.2014

Ike Yard – Remixed
Friday, July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ike Yard – Remixed

Image: 1590003 Ike Yard wurde 1979 in New York gegründet. Die Mitglieder waren Stuart Argabright, Kenny Compton (Bass / Gesang), Fred Szymanski (Synthesizers / Programmierung) und Michael Diekmann (Gitarre). Ihr neuartiger Sound war eine Mischung aus UK Post-Punk Dub im Stile von PiL und Joy Division, Neuer Deutscher Welle-Bands wie D.A.F. und den Krautrock Experimenten von Can. Sie veröffentlichten bei Labels wie Disques du Crépuscule und Factory. 1983 trennte sich die Band. Ein Jahr zuvor erschien ihr Album “A Fact A Second”, das zugleich auch das einzige Album auf Factory US bleiben sollte. Jahrzehnte nach ihrer Trennung fanden sich drei Originalmitglieder wieder zusammen und nahmen das Album “Nord” auf. Diese CD-only Sammlung kombiniert drei Remix-12″es mit Mixen von Regis, Monoton, Tropic Of Cancer, Camella Lobo, Fred Szymanski, Arnaud Rebotini (Black Strobe), Powell (Diagonal Records), The KVB, Vessel (Tri Angle / Young Echo), Bandshell, Intramoros of One Switch To Collision und Epilketrician. Available from 20.06.2014

Ike Yard – Remix EP 3
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ike Yard – Remix EP 3

Image: 1586417 Ike Yard wurde 1979 in New York gegründet. Die Mitglieder waren Stuart Argabright, Kenny Compton (Bass / Gesang), Fred Szymanski (Synthesizers / Programmierung) und Michael Diekmann (Gitarre). Ihr neuartiger Sound war eine Mischung aus UK Post-Punk Dub im Stile von PiL und Joy Division, Neuer Deutscher Wellen wie D.A.F. und den Krautrock Experimenten von Can. Sie veröffentlichten bei Labels wie Disques du Crépuscule und Factory. 1983 trennte sich die Band. 1982 erschien ihr Album “A Fact A Second”, das zugleich auch das einzige Album auf Factory US bleiben sollte. Jahrzehnte nach ihrer Trennung fanden sich drei Originalmitglieder wieder zusammen und nahmen das Album “Nord” auf. Vier Tracks ihres ersten Albums wurden auf dieser EP nun von Powell (Diagonal Records), The KVB, Vessel (Tri Angle/ Young Echo) und Bandshell geremixt. Available from 21.03.2014

Ike Yard – Ike Yard (A Fact A Second)
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ike Yard – Ike Yard (A Fact A Second)

Image: 1584316 Ike Yard wurde 1979 in New York gegründet.Die Mitglieder waren Stuart Argabright, Kenny Compton (Bass / Gesang), Fred Szymanski (Synthesizers / Programmierung) & Michael Diekmann (Gitarre). Ihr neuartiger Sound war eine Mischung aus UK Post- Punk Dub aus PiL and Joy Division, Neuer Deutscher Wellen wie D.A.F. und den Krautrock Experimenten von Can. Sie veröffentlichten bei Labels wie Disques du Crépuscule und Factory. 1983 trennte sich die Band. 1982 erschien ihr einziges Album “A Fact A Second”, das zugleich auch das einzige Album auf Factory US bleiben sollte. Nun wird es in der originalen Form in limitierter Auflage wiederveröffentlicht. Available from 27.09.2013

Ike Yard – Nord
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ike Yard – Nord

Image: 1584324 Ike Yard wurde 1979 in New York gegründet. Die Mitglieder waren Stuart Argabright, Kenny Compton (Bass / Gesang), Fred Szymanski (Synthesizers / Programmierung) & Michael Diekmann (Gitarre). Ihr neuartiger Sound war eine Mischung aus UK Post- Punk Dub aus PiL and Joy Division, Neuer Deutscher Wellen wie D.A.F. und den Krautrock Experimenten von Can. Sie veröffentlichten bei Labels wie Disques du Crépuscule und Factory. 1983 trennte sich die Band. 1982 erschien ihr einziges Album “A Fact A Second”, das zugleich auch das einzige Album auf Factory US bleiben sollte. Nun haben sich 3 Originalmitglieder wieder zusammengefunden, um neues Material aufzunehmen, was nun unter dem Albumtitel “Nord” veröffentlich wird. Für Fans von D.A.F., Suicide, Section 25, New Order, Biosphere & Cabaret Voltaire. Available from 27.09.2013

Ike Yard – Remix EP 2
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ike Yard – Remix EP 2

Image: 1584320 Ike Yard wurde 1979 in New York gegründet. Die Mitglieder waren Stuart Argabright, Kenny Compton (Bass / Gesang), Fred Szymanski (Synthesizers / Programmierung) & Michael Diekmann (Gitarre). Ihr neuartiger Sound war eine Mischung aus UK Post- Punk Dub aus PiL and Joy Division, Neuer Deutscher Wellen wie D.A.F. und den Krautrock Experimenten von Can. Sie veröffentlichten bei Labels wie Disques du Crépuscule und Factory. 1983 trennte sich die Band. 1982 erschien ihr einziges Album “A Fact A Second”, das zugleich auch das einzige Album auf Factory US bleiben sollte. Jahrzehnte nach ihrer Trennung fanden sich 3 Originalmitglieder wieder zusammen und nahmen das Album “Nord” auf. 3 Tracks wurden auf dieser EP nun von Tropic Of Cancer, Recombinant (Fred Symanski von Ike Yard) und Arnaud Rebotini (Black Strobe) geremixt. Available from 20.09.2013

Staff Charts 2012
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Let me make one thing perfectly clear, 2012 was amazing! Number-one position in the German Media Control album charts, gold, platin, multiple awards – CRO took it all. The artist with the famous panda mask infected the entire country with his genre-bending mixture of rap and pop. Other artists / bands like alt-J, Anastacia, Baroness, […]

First offical collaboration between VP Records and Sizzla’s own label Kalonji Records starts with a new studio album …
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When a reggae superstar like Sizzla Kalonji drops a new album it is always a landmark event in the reggae calendar, the release of “Welcome To The Good Life” will be no exception. Teaming up with producer Dre Knight from The Narcotics, Sizzla unveils a more urban reggae sound that retains every ounce of the […]

Staff Charts 2005
Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 | Tags: ,
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Holy moly, the year 2005 is almost over. And so many changes happened we can’t even remember. Most recently we had to congratulate Mrs. Merkel for becoming the first female chancellor of Germany, but honestly nobody really cared. As always the much more important news came from overseas. Have you heard that our beloved newlyweds Jessica and Nick split up after they had stolen the hearts of audiences everywhere? And Britney sold Kevin’s Ferrari. Oh boy…But through all these times of melancholy one thing will remain the same and stay forever, and that’s our pure love for music.

So in good ol’ tradition we asked around what Groove Attack’s employees have been listening to in 2005. Read on ‘cuz this list is for you …

Staff Charts 2004
Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 | Tags: ,
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Same procedure as every year. Once again we asked around what Groove Attack’s employees have been listening to during the past year.

A sure thing in 2004 was the huge comeback of house music. Moody 4 to the floor rhythms ruled the office. Theo everywhere. And there was the return of rock music. A sort of Eagles Of Death Metal rock music. Hot and sweaty. Maybe we’ll grow out of the hip hop box real soon. But what the hell do I know? Just wondering what the next year has in store for everyone. Read on ‘cuz this list is for you …

Where is EYE DEW? Find him in the Backyardbasement …
Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 | Posted in News | Comments Off on Where is EYE DEW? Find him in the Backyardbasement …

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Groove Attack Staff Charts 2002
Tuesday, January 7th, 2003 | Tags: ,
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Have you ever asked yourself what the people at Groove Attack listen to when they’re sitting at home alone? Is it true that they’re all thugs n shit? Or do they like the more sensitive sound of Donny Osmond and Mick Guzauski? Here’s the answer!

Sun Ra – Of Abstract Dreams
Friday, February 9th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra – Of Abstract Dreams

Image: 1617142 Strut and Art Yard present another exclusive from the vast catalogue of cosmic jazz pioneer Sun Ra: a previously unreleased radio session most likely recorded at the WXPN FM radio studios in Philadelphia, 1974-5.

LP Tracklist:
A1. Island In The Sun 8.36
A2. New Dawn 10.31
B1. Unmask The Batman 6.06
B2. I’Ll Wait For You 14.02

Strut and Art Yard present another exclusive from the vast catalogue of cosmic jazz pioneer Sun Ra: a previously unreleased radio session most likely recorded at the WXPN FM radio studios in Philadelphia, 1974-5. This newly discovered session features a new version of Ra’s earlier ‘Island In The Sun’, a romping, raucous rendition of ‘Unmask The Batman’ and the frst studio recording of ‘I’ll Wait For You’ There is no bass player on the sessions and Ra’s left hand beats out a rhythmic bass pattern on the piano. All tracks are remastered directly from the original tapes. The album package features a newly commissioned painting by legendary Bristol urban artist Guy Denning and new sleeve notes by Paul Griffths.
Recently discovered in the Sun Ra archive, the recording forms part of a series of sessions that Ra and the Arkestra recorded for WXPN-FM between 1974 and 1980. The ‘Antique Blacks’ album was recorded there in ’74. Based on the campus of The University of Pennsylvania, WXPN’s station manager Jules Epstein and music director Russ Woessner were instrumental in the exposure and recording of The Arkestra in their broadcast production studios. Geno Barnhart, founder of The Empty Foxhole concert collective, Jules and Russ broadcast an on-going series of jazz concerts covering a wide spectrum. The Arkestra performed at The Foxhole in Philly many times from 1974.

1LP IN SINGLE SLEEVE, A4 INSERT SHEET 1pp

Personnel:
SUN RA: Piano
JOHN GILMORE: Tenor Saxophone
MARSHALL ALLEN: Flute, Alto
Saxophone
DANNY RAY THOMPSON: Baritone
Saxophone, Percussion
ATAKATUNE: Oboe, Congas
EDDIE THOMAS: Drums
ELO OMOE: Bass Clarinet, Hand Claps
AKH TAL EBAH: Trumpet, Vocal
JAMES JACSON: Congas, Vocal

KEY POINTS:
– First ever release of radio sessions recorded in Philadelphia around 1974-5
– features newly commissioned artwork by Guy Denning, pioneering artist from Bristol’s urban art scene + new sleeve notes by Paul Griffths
– Remastered by Technology Works from the original master tapes
– Offcial release in conjunction with Sun Ra LLC

FOR FANS OF:
Miles Davis, Kamasi Washington, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Fletcher Henderson, Batman, Gershwin, The Pyramids, Salah Ragab, doo-wop, be-bop, Philip Cohran, Jerry Dammers, Gilles Peterson, Shabaka Hutchings Available from 16.03.2018

Sun Ra – Discipline 27-II (RSD)
Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra – Discipline 27-II (RSD)

Image: 1609002 Strut and Art Yard present a special release for Record Store Day 2017, the first ever official reissue of Sun Ra’s revered Discipline 27-II LP from 1972.
The recordings for the album took place on the 19 and 20 October 1972 at Streeterville Studios , Chicago, with the largest Arkestra line-up Sun Ra had yet taken into a studio session. The date was produced by Impulse! and Riverside veteran Ed Michel and , for the first time, the Arkestra was recorded in quadraphonic sound.
Of the two releases eventually prepared from the session, Space Is The Place initially stole the limelight, becoming one of the Arkestra’s most celebrated records.
Discipline 27-II, by contrast, would remain a somewhat mysterious occult twin. Although it was one of the few Saturn releases to feature a full colour cover
, the album featured slight differences to the master, cover and labels on a series of different pressings. The album opens with ‘Pan-Afro’, a chugging, skittering post-bop excursion in 6/4 , featuring a solo by John Gilmore followed by the dirgelike ‘Discipline 8’ and the smoky, avant-blues classic ‘Neptune’, blessed by a scrawling Marshall Allen solo. Perhaps the album’s main event is a stately performance of ‘Discipline 27-II’ , launching the listener into the deep poetics of the astroblack mythos. Echoed closely by June Tyson, and then by the rest of the Space Ethnic Voices, Ra moves from an explanation of his mission and a reproach to the people of Earth, before offering incantations to the angel realm. ‘We got some news for you,’ he advises wryly: ‘the world ended three thousand years ago.’
We are all stranded on ‘the other side of the end of time’ , in a world that already ended three millennia back , at the end of the Egyptian New Kingdom. It’s after the end of the world!
This first official reissue of Discipline 27-II was prepared in conjunction with Art Yard and Sun Ra LLC. The album is restored from the original master tapes and features complete original artwork and new sleeve notes by Francis Gooding.

KEY POINTS:
– First ever official reissue of classic Sun Ra album
– Officially licensed from Sun Ra LLC and restored from original tapes
– includes the full 25 min. title track
– new package features all original artwork and new sleeve note by Francis Gooding

PACKAGING: 1LP IN SINGLE SLEEVE WITH 12” INSERT SHEET

FOR FANS OF:
Miles Davis, John Coltrane , Impulse, Blue Thumb, Alice Coltrane, Kamasi Washington, Fletcher Henderson, The Pyramids, Salah Ragab, Philip Cohran, Gilles Peterson, Shabaka Hutchings Available from 22.04.2017

Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra – I Roam The Cosmos
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra – I Roam The Cosmos

Image: 1607719 Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra I ROAM THE COSMOS, Art Yard LP-2021, 180 gram Vinyl Only Limited Edition Release.

PERSONNEL Sun Ra: keyboards, vocal June Tyson: vocal Marshall Allen: alto sax, flute, piccolo Danny Davis: alto sax or clarinet John Gilmore: tenor sax Akh Tal Ebah: trumpet Kwame Hadi: trumpet Eloe Omoe: bass clarinet Danny Ray: Thompson: baritone sax James Jacson: oboe Ronnie Boykins: bass Tommy Hunter, Harry Richards, Robert Underwood, and /or Lex Humphries: drums Atakatune, Alzo Wright, Odun: percussion

I Roam the Cosmos. I visit a Planet now and then My visits are so seldom that sometimes The people on the Planet forget who I am Whenever that happens, I have no choice But to make them remember.

And since so many men have roamed this Planet Saying so many things that never proved of worth To the Planet I will have to do what I don’t want to do I will have to impress upon Every man, woman, and child upon this Planet Who I am So that they will NEVER forget who I am.

All the people are asleep There is no one to give me the glory I deserve See the splendours of my Universe I made it with my very own hands.

You think because my Universe is so big that you are of no importance to me? You thought I had forsaken you If I did, why am I here now?

The Sun is your very best friend Greets you every morning, “Hello, my friends” Bids you goodbye every night “Goodbye, my friends, see you in the morning.”

The Sun is your very best servant Serving you day and night The Sun never sleeps The Sun never sleeps.

The Universe sent me to converse with you But how can I talk to every man, woman, and child At the same time?

I, because of the majesty upon Planet Earth, Must ask the volcanoes of Earth to speak of my glory I must ask the winds of Earth to speak of my glory I must ask the Earth itself to quake and tremble.

At my presence upon the Earth must ask the Earth to change its orbits And its journey among the Stars So that it can change the destiny of every person Upon this Planet.

I must nullify astrology I must nullify all prophecies I must create a different kind of World That is more suitable for me That I might visit this Planet, and feel at home.

Produced for Art Yard by Peter Dennett. Mastered and Transferred by Michael D. Anderson. Digital audio restoration by Michael D Anderson and Irwin Chusid. Mastered for vinyl by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works. Liner notes by Knoel Scott and Irwin Chusid. Front cover illustrations by Veronika Pražanova design by Art Yard. Special Thanks to Sun Ra, John Gilmore, June Tyson, Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Pat Patrick, Charles Davis, Michael Ray, Knoel Scott and the Sun Ra Arkestra band members, Thomas Jenkins Jr., Managing Director, Sun Ra LLC, Michael D. Anderson, Sun Ra Music Archives, Irwin Chusid, administrator, Sun Ra LLC, Quinton Scott, John Corbett, Chris Trent, Hartmut Geerken, Val Wilmer, Jill Tipping, Peter Beckmann and Francis Gooding.

Available from 16.12.2016

Sun Ra – In Some Far Place: Roma 77
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra – In Some Far Place: Roma 77

Image: 1604346 1977 was a transitional time for jazz enigma and self-proclaimed member of
an “angel race“, Sun Ra. During the Summer of 1976, he had stormed Montreux
and toured West Africa with one of the greatest of his full-sized Arkestras
before embarking on occasional solo concerts for the f irst time, emphasising
his prowess at the piano. Although he had always played the blues within
Arkestra sets, he now summoned up the rolling tradition of blues piano,
recalling Otis Spann, Avery Parrish, stride and ricky-tick styles.
He made two solo albums for Paul Bley ’s Improvising Artists label (’Solo Piano’
and ’St. Louis Blues’) before travelling to Rome. For the concert, featured
here, Ra brought in drummer Luqman Ali, who had been part of the Arkestra
during the band’s early Chicago years, and vocalist Thomas Thaddeus aka
Eddie Thomas. Thomas was a percussionist, dancer and “incense dude“ with
the Arkestra throughout the late ‚70s period. He would appear again on Ra’s
’Lanquidity ’ album for Philly Jazz in ’79.
During this intimate concert, Ra takes us through piano and synthesizer
renditions of Arkestra staples like ’Love In Outer Space’, ’Space Is The Place’
and ’Calling Planet Earth’ but also explores a selection of jazz standards.
Among them, we hear the f irst ever released Ra version of the 1930s staple
’I Cover The Waterfront’ alongside a dissonant version of ’Sometimes I Feel
Like A Motherless Child’ and ’St. Louis Blues’. Ra’s ties to Italy would continue
the following year as he recorded three acclaimed albums for Horo Records,
run by f ilmmaker turned label owner, Aldo Sinesio.
Following 2014’s Marshall Allen compilation, ’In the Orbit Of Ra’ and 2015’s
Gilles Peterson-curated ’To Those Of Earth… And Other Worlds’, Strut and
Art Yard join forces once more for the f irst release anywhere of ’In Some Far
Place: Roma ’77’. Recorded direct from the sound board and mastered from f irst
generation reel to reel tapes, this is one of the very few trio albums by Sun Ra
ever to be released. The release features rare photos from recently deceased
photographer H.L. Lindenmaier with sleeve notes by the Sun Ra Arkestra’s
Knoel Scott.

Tracklisting:
I N T R O D U C T I O N
U N T I T L E D 1
S P O N TA N E O U S S I M P L I C I T Y
S PAC E I S T H E P L AC E
C A L L I N G P L A N E T E A RT H
O U T E R S PAC E WAYS I N C O R P O R AT E D
P E N T H O U S E S E R E N A D E
U N T I T L E D 2
T RY I N G TO P U T T H E B L A M E O N M E
S O M E T I M E S I F E E L L I K E A M OT H E R L E S S C H I L D
H OW A M I TO K N OW?
I C OV E R T H E WAT E R F R O N T
LOV E I N O U T E R S PAC E
E L I S A S O U N D O F J OY
ST LO U I S B L U E S
L A DY B I R D / H A L F N E L S O N
W I L LOW W E E P F O R M E
TA K E T H E ‘A’ T R A I N

Recorded Live In Rome, 1977
Sun Ra: piano, organ, synthesizer, vocals
Luqman Ali: drums
Thomas Thaddeus: vocals

KEY POINTS:
– f irst issue of anywhere of this 1977 recording from Rome
– continuation of Strut and Art Yard’s Sun Ra release programme following
successful compilations by Marshall Allen (2014) and Gilles Peterson (2015)
– off icial reissue mastered from f irst generation reel to reel tapes
– LP features photos by H.L. Lindenmaier, sleeve notes by the Arkestra’s
Knoel Scott and new cover design featuring work by Lewis Heriz
FOR FANS OF:
Jazz, modal jazz, Salah Ragab, Heliocentrics, Gilles Peterson, spiritual
jazz, Chicago blues, Lloyd Miller, Philip Cohran, Kindred Spirits, free jazz,
Oneness Of Juju, Sun Ra Arkestra, Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra,
Jazzman, Soul Jazz Available from 10.06.2016

Sun Ra – In Some Far Place: Roma 1977 (RSD)
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra – In Some Far Place: Roma 1977 (RSD)

Image: 1602381 Following 2014’s Marshall Allen compilation, ’In the Orbit Of Ra’ and 2015’s Gilles Peterson-curated ’To Those Of Earth… And Other Worlds’, Strut and Art Yard join forces once more for the first release anywhere of ’In Some Far Place: Roma ’77’ to celebrate this year’s Record Store Day.

A1. Introduction 4.07
A2. Untitled 1 3.23
A3. Spontaneous Simplicity 6.40
A4. Space Is The Place 6.50
B1. Outer Spaceways Incorporated 6.45
B2. Untitled 2 4.23
B3. Trying To Put The Blame On Me 3.43
B4. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 5.07
C1. How Am I To Know? 4.56
C2. I Cover The Waterfront 4.55
C3. Love In Outer Space 7.38
C4. Calling Planet Earth 5.41
D1. St Louis Blues 7.53
D2. Lady Bird / Half Nelson 4.41
D3. Willow Weep For Me 7.14
D4. Take The ‘A’ Train 3.56

Recorded Live In Rome, 1977
Sun Ra: piano, organ, synthesizer, vocals
Luqman Ali: drums
Thomas Thaddeus: vocals

1977 was a transitional time for jazz enigma and self-proclaimed member of
an “angel race“, Sun Ra. During the Summer of 1976, he had stormed Montreux and toured West Africa with one of the greatest of his full-sized Arkestras before embarking on occasional solo concerts for the first time, emphasising his prowess at the piano. Although he had always played the blues within Arkestra sets, he now summoned up the rolling tradition of blues piano, recalling Otis Spann, Avery Parrish, stride and ricky-tick styles.
He made two solo albums for Paul Bley’s Improvising Artists label (’Solo Piano’ and ’St. Louis Blues’) before travelling to Rome. For the concert, featured here, Ra brought in drummer Luqman Ali, who had been part of the Arkestra during the band’s early Chicago years, and vocalist Thomas Thaddeus aka Eddie Thomas. Thomas was a percussionist, dancer and “incense dude“ with the Arkestra throughout the late ‚70s period. He would appear again on Ra’s ’Lanquidity’ album for Philly Jazz in ’79.
During this intimate concert, Ra takes us through piano and synthesizer renditions of Arkestra staples like ’Love In Outer Space’, ’Space Is The Place’ and ’Calling Planet Earth’ but also explores a selection of jazz standards. Among them, we hear the first ever released Ra version of the 1930s staple
’I Cover The Waterfront’ alongside a dissonant version of ’Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child’ and ’St. Louis Blues’. Ra’s ties to Italy would continue the following year as he recorded three acclaimed albums for Horo Records,
run by filmmaker turned label owner, Aldo Sinesio.
Following 2014’s Marshall Allen compilation, ’In the Orbit Of Ra’ and 2015’s Gilles Peterson-curated ’To Those Of Earth… And Other Worlds’, Strut and Art Yard join forces once more for the first release anywhere of ’In Some Far Place: Roma ’77’. Recorded direct from the sound board and mastered from first generation reel to reel tapes, this is one of the very few trio albums by Sun Ra ever to be released and is exclusively available for Record Store Day 2015. The release features rare photos from recently deceased photographer H.L. Lindenmaier with sleeve notes by the Sun Ra Arkestra’s Knoel Scott.

KEY POINTS:
– first issue of anywhere of this 1977 recording from Rome
– continuation of Strut and Art Yard’s Sun Ra release programme following successful compilations by Marshall Allen (2014) and Gilles Peterson (2015)
– official reissue mastered from first generation reel to reel tapes
– LP features photos by H.L. Lindenmaier, sleeve notes by the Arkestra’s Knoel Scott and new cover design featuring work by Lewis Heriz

FOR FANS OF:
Jazz, modal jazz, Salah Ragab, Heliocentrics, Gilles Peterson, spiritual jazz, Chicago blues, Lloyd Miller, Philip Cohran, Kindred Spirits, free jazz, Oneness Of Juju, Sun Ra Arkestra, Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra, Jazzman, Soul Jazz

WEB LINKS
www.strut-records.com
www.facebook.com/ArtYardRecords
www.sunraarkestra.com Available from 16.04.2016

Sun Ra – Planets Of Life Or Death
Friday, April 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra – Planets Of Life Or Death

Image: 1595298 Following 2014’s landmark compilation presented by Marshall Allen, ‘In the Orbit Of Ra’, Strut and Art Yard join forces once more for the first release anywhere of ‘Planets Of Life Or Death’. Recorded direct from the sound board and mastered from first generation reel to reel, now available on CD.

1 . ENLIGHTENMENT 2.24
2 . LOVE IN OUTER SPACE 17.08
3. LIGHTS ON A SATELLITE 3.53
4 . DISCIPLINE 27-II / WHAT PLANET IS THIS 23.47

Enlightenment is…. our tomorrow… It has no plane…. of sorrow
Hereby, our invitation… We do invite you…. Be of our Space World
Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra ’Enlightenment’
Within their 1973 European tour, Sun Ra and his Arkestra had just completed
a residency at the legendary Gibus in Paris in October before travelling to
Amiens for a Sunday afternoon concert. Those filing into the city’s Maison de
la Culture that day would have little idea of the intense, visceral experience
that awaited them. “Sun Ra’s use of the Arkestra as his instrument in an
onslaught of sound, colour and movement stimulated and even shocked the
senses and the shakras of audience participants onto a higher plane of spirit
consciousness,“ explains the Arkestra’s Knoel Scott.
On Side 1, the session kicks off with the theatrical overture, ’Enlightenment’ as
Sun Ra and vocalist June Tyson invite the audience to “be of our space world“.
Ra then moves into a rare instrumental version of ’Love In Outer Space’,
transforming the perennial Arkestra classic into a raw, ritualistic experience:
“this was a vehicle for the Arkestra’s space dancers. Close your eyes and
imagine them writhing across the stage in celestial homage,“ explains Scott.
Side 2 of the album opens with the glistening ’Lights On A Satellite’, a feature
for the spiritual tenor sax of John Gilmore, playing in unison with trumpeter
Kwame Hadi. Closing track, the epic, chaotic, anxious ’Discipline 27-II / What
Planet Is This’ moves from abstract, freeform keyboard work from Sun Ra to
a walking groove as Sun Ra and June Tyson take a thinly veiled psychedelic
swipe at life on earth: “If this is a planet of life, why do people die here? “
Following 2014’s landmark compilation presented by Marshall Allen, ’In the
Orbit Of Ra’, Strut and Art Yard join forces once more for the first release
anywhere of ’Planets Of Life Or Death’. Recorded direct from the sound
board and mastered from first generation reel to reel, the title is exclusively
available for Record Store Day 2015. The release features rare photos from
Sun Ra’s 1973 European tour by photographer Jan Persson with sleeve notes by
Knoel Scott.

Key Points :
– first issue of anywhere of this 1973 recording from Maison de la Culture,
Amiens
– continuation of Strut and Art Yard’s Sun Ra release programme following
Marshall Allen compilation in 2014
– official reissue mastered from the first generation reel to reel tapes
– LP features photos by Jan Persson, sleeve notes by the Arkestra’s Knoel
Scott and new cover design by Lewis Heriz
FOR FANS OF:
Jazz, modal jazz, Salah Ragab, Heliocentrics, Gilles Peterson, spiritual jazz,
Lloyd Miller, Philip Cohran, Kindred Spirits, free jazz, Oneness Of Juju, Sun
Ra Arkestra, Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra, Jazzman, Soul Jazz

WEB LINKS
www.strut-records.com
www.sunraarkestra.com Available from 15.05.2015

Sun Ra – Planets Of Life Or Death (RSD)
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra – Planets Of Life Or Death (RSD)

Image: 1595283 Following 2014’s landmark compilation presented by Marshall Allen, ’In the Orbit Of Ra’, Strut and Art Yard join forces once more for the first release anywhere of ’Planets Of Life Or Death’. Recorded direct from the sound board and mastered from first generation reel to reel, the title is exclusively available for Record Store Day 2015.

Tracklisting:
A1. ENLIGHTENMENT 2.24
A2. LOVE IN OUTER SPACE 17.08
B1. LIGHTS ON A SATELLITE 3.53
B2. DISCIPLINE 27-II /
WHAT PLANET IS THIS 23.47

Enlightenment is…. our tomorrow… It has no plane…. of sorrow
Hereby, our invitation… We do invite you…. Be of our Space World
Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra ’Enlightenment’
Within their 1973 European tour, Sun Ra and his Arkestra had just completed
a residency at the legendary Gibus in Paris in October before travelling to
Amiens for a Sunday afternoon concert. Those filing into the city’s Maison de
la Culture that day would have little idea of the intense, visceral experience
that awaited them. “Sun Ra’s use of the Arkestra as his instrument in an
onslaught of sound, colour and movement stimulated and even shocked the
senses and the shakras of audience participants onto a higher plane of spirit
consciousness,“ explains the Arkestra’s Knoel Scott.
On Side 1, the session kicks off with the theatrical overture, ’Enlightenment’ as
Sun Ra and vocalist June Tyson invite the audience to “be of our space world“.
Ra then moves into a rare instrumental version of ’Love In Outer Space’,
transforming the perennial Arkestra classic into a raw, ritualistic experience:
“this was a vehicle for the Arkestra’s space dancers. Close your eyes and
imagine them writhing across the stage in celestial homage,“ explains Scott.
Side 2 of the album opens with the glistening ’Lights On A Satellite’, a feature
for the spiritual tenor sax of John Gilmore, playing in unison with trumpeter
Kwame Hadi. Closing track, the epic, chaotic, anxious ’Discipline 27-II / What
Planet Is This’ moves from abstract, freeform keyboard work from Sun Ra to
a walking groove as Sun Ra and June Tyson take a thinly veiled psychedelic
swipe at life on earth: “If this is a planet of life, why do people die here? “
Following 2014’s landmark compilation presented by Marshall Allen, ’In the
Orbit Of Ra’, Strut and Art Yard join forces once more for the first release
anywhere of ’Planets Of Life Or Death’. Recorded direct from the sound
board and mastered from first generation reel to reel, the title is exclusively
available for Record Store Day 2015. The release features rare photos from
Sun Ra’s 1973 European tour by photographer Jan Persson with sleeve notes by
Knoel Scott.

Key Points :
– first issue of anywhere of this 1973 recording from Maison de la Culture,
Amiens
– continuation of Strut and Art Yard’s Sun Ra release programme following
Marshall Allen compilation in 2014
– official reissue mastered from the first generation reel to reel tapes
– LP features photos by Jan Persson, sleeve notes by the Arkestra’s Knoel
Scott and new cover design by Lewis Heriz
FOR FANS OF:
Jazz, modal jazz, Salah Ragab, Heliocentrics, Gilles Peterson, spiritual jazz,
Lloyd Miller, Philip Cohran, Kindred Spirits, free jazz, Oneness Of Juju, Sun
Ra Arkestra, Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra, Jazzman, Soul Jazz Available from 18.04.2015

Sun Ra And His Arkestra – In The Orbit Of Ra
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra And His Arkestra – In The Orbit Of Ra

Image: 1591412 “Sun Ra said he came from Saturn, because white America treated him like an alien, like a creature from outer space, so he became one, an anarcho-emperor of the fantastic, who made it to the moon before America or Russia, because the moon was nowhere near as far out as he could really go.“ Paul Morley

Strut and Art Yard join forces for a special release to mark what would have been Sun Ra’s 100th birthday with ’In The Orbit Of Ra’, a new collection curated by the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current bandleader, Marshall Allen. Bringing together Ra highights from over 25 years of music, the album is the first internationally released compilation to provide an introduction to the music of Sun Ra, curated personally by the Arkestra and mastered from the original tapes.

With a catalogue of well over a hundred albums, Sun Ra forged his own direction in music from the mid ‘50s until his passing in 1993, injecting space age cosmic philosophy, ancient Egyptian history and lyrical poetry into a unique and freeform jazz sound. His music evolved constantly with relentless rehearsals, live gigging and recording schedules, developing a second-sense chemistry with his fellow Arkestra band members. Together, their emphasis would often be on improvisation and “the moment”, constantly re-interpreting and evolving their sound. Elements of magic and ritual would regularly feature in their performances and would lend the Arkestra a mystical aura. As Sun Ra himself said, “I have many names, some call me Mr. Ra, others call me Mr. Re. You can call me Mr. Mystery.”

For this exclusive new collection, Strut join forces with Artyard to gain access to the inner sanctum of the Arkestra. In addition to the track selection, the release features recollections and contributions from some of the core Arkestra line-up including Marshall Allen, Michael Ray, Knoel Scott and Danny Ray Thompson. For the music, Allen’s selection takes us through the huge variety and intricacy of the Arkestra’s work covering the ‘60s to early ‘80s, from the celestial blues of ‘Spontaneous Simplicity’ and ‘Plutonian Nights’ to the urgent jazz of ‘Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus’ and ‘Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens’. The album features an exclusive previously unreleased Sun Ra track from the Art Yard archives, the acoustic ‘Trying To Put The Blame On Me’ recorded live in Rome in 1977, along with a previously unreleased Part 1 of ‘Reflects Motion’ from 1962 and an unheard extended version of ‘Island In The Sun’ from the late ‘60s.

‘In The Orbit Of Ra’ is released on 2CD, 2LP and digital formats. Physical formats feature full interview with Marshall Allen along with rare and previously unpublished photos by Val Wilmer.

Key Points:
first Sun Ra compilation to be curated by Marshall Allen / Sun Ra Arkestra
strong and essential introduction to Sun Ra’s music amid a variety of collector’s reissues in the marketplace
album features exclusive previously unreleased Sun Ra recordings and versions
– all tracks mastered from original reel to reel tapes and licensed officially in conjunction with Sun Ra LLC and Art Yard Records
– Marshall Allen fully involved in album promotional campaign

FOR FANS OF:
Jazz, modal jazz, Salah Ragab, Heliocentrics, Gilles Peterson, spiritual jazz, Lloyd Miller, Philip Cohran, Kindred Spirits, free jazz, Oneness Of Juju, Sun Ra Arkestra, Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra, Jazzman, Soul Jazz

Cd 1

1. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – Somewhere In Space 3.01
2. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra – The Lady With The Golden Stockings 7.43
3. Sun Ra And His Afro Infinity Arkestra – Somebody Else’S World 3.59
4. Sun Ra – Spontaneous Simplicity 7.54
5. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra – Plutonian Nights 4.20
6. The Sun Ra Arkestra – Angels And Demons At Play 2.51
7. Sun Ra – Island In The Sun (Extended Version – Previously Unreleased) 10.20
8. Sun Ra – Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus 6.18
9. Sun Ra – Solar Differentials 6.20

Cd 2

1. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Astro Black 10.51
2. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Have You Heard The Latest News From Neptune 5.51
3. Sun Ra – Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens (Live In Milan, 1978) 11.00
4. Sun Ra – Trying To Put The Blame On Me (Live In Rome, 1977 – Previously Unreleased) 3.37
5. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Planet Earth 4.55
6. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – The Nile 4.55
7. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (Part 1 – Previously Unreleased) 3.21
8. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (Part 2) 8.09
9. Sun Ra – Ancient Aiethiopia 9.15
10. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Interplanetary Music 2.40
11. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways 3.21

A1. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – Somewhere In Space 3.01
A2. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra – The Lady With The Golden Stockings 7.43
A3. Sun Ra And His Afro Infinity Arkestra – Somebody Else’S World 3.59
A4. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra – Plutonian Nights 4.20

B1. The Sun Ra Arkestra – Angels And Demons At Play 2.51
B2. Sun Ra – Island In The Sun (Extended Version – Previously Unreleased) 10.20
B3. Sun Ra – Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus 6.18

C1. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Astro Black 10.51
C2. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Have You Heard The Latest News From Neptune 5.51
C3. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways 3.21

D1. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (Part 1 – Previously Unreleased) 3.21
D2. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (Part 2) 8.09
D3. Sun Ra – Ancient Aiethiopia 9.15 Available from 19.09.2014

Sun Ra and His Mythic Science Arkestra live at the Theatre du Chatelet Paris …
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Sun Ra live at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, 1971. A double pack including unpublished pictures from the concert by Jorg Becker and liner notes by Arkestra member Knoel Scott. The Art Yard / Kindred Spirits collaboration series continues with this unreleased and much sought-after concert by Sun Ra and His Mythic Science Arkestra […]

Linafornia – YUNG
Sunday, January 14th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Linafornia – YUNG

Image: 1617274
Tracklisting
1.Intro (Get Ready!!!!)
2.mafmaticbapp
3.hi shrimp
4. brownies
5. nagchampa (In The Vortex) / Beat F
6. Wussup ft. Jack Bastian
7. wetttt
8. wrdfrmjazzoh [the oracle]
9. Dot Wav ft. Devi Wonder
10. xtrctions
11. rargroovs
12. gotchuallinCHECK!!!!
13. Dig Deep (Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow) (Vinyl Bonus Track)

KEY SELLING POINTS
• Limited pressing, Linafornia’s 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,
• She’s 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

In the short existence that the YUNG LP has been available to the
world, Linafornia’s debut album has captured the minds of a whole
new generation that loves loops, samples, and heavy rhythms.
Launched on the Los Angeles based label Dome of Doom in
the cassette and digital domains, YUNG is seeing its first vinyl
pressing to begin 2018, supplanted with a bonus track featuring
the legendary Georgia Anne Muldrow. With early support from
The Wire, Impose Magazine, L.A. Record, LA Weekly, and many
more, YUNG has become a celebrated album from the storied LA
beat scene.
2017 catapulted Linafornia’s music career to another level,
pushing over 700 cassettes across the world, headlining gigs
through multiple US regions, opening up for Tune-Yards across
the west coast, and building out her first residency in Los Angeles
under the ‘Queens of the New Age’ moniker. The festival circuit is
finding introduction to Linafornia as well, including performances
at Soundset Festival in Minnesota, with acts Gucci Mane,
Atmosphere, Denzel Curry, Talib Kweli, Lauryn Hill, Pusha T,
D.R.A.M., and Pete Rock, along with Hiero Day 2017, featuring
artists such as Lil’ B, Ras Kass, Dead Prez, and Toro y Moi.
Her energy on stage and on record is magnetic, with YUNG still
blazing a trail in the beat maker community.
YUNG takes its final form on clear green vinyl, and will be served
up in a limited edition first pressing of 500 copies. Available from 02.02.2018

Various – As 10 Mais Boogie Vol.1
Friday, November 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – As 10 Mais Boogie Vol.1

Image: 1616677 What exactly is Boogie? Is it a genre, an era, a style? Colours, clothes,
textures are all part of its make up. Boogie is the “top shelf” music of the
80s. Anything from this era that brings along Moog synths, vocoders,
DX7s, or triggered Oberheim drum sounds, is Boogie! Brasil has a huge
archive of underground dancefloor heat. Dierent styles of music ranging
from Macumba to Samba, MPB to Pop, Electro to early Hip-Hop, were
all stung by this Brasilian “Boogie Bug”, cleverly orchestrated by geniuses
of the style, Robson Jorge, Lincoln Olivetti, Junior Mendes, Mister Sam,
Sergio Sá, to name a few, were the backbone of uncountable projects by
big names of Brasil ´s pop and underground music scene during the 80s.
This compilation brings together a bunch of non-obvious “compactos”
(33 RPM 7” singles), most of them, promos, which never saw the light
of record store shelves, but instead sat for years in the dead-vaults of
radio stations or ended up in second hand shops, flea markets, church
basements to junkyards.
We, SDB Discos, are excited to put together this eclectic selection inspired
by the best in Brazilian 80s music. In this compilation we gathered 10
rare Boogie hits from very well know maestros of the genre such as Tim
Maia, Cassiano, Tony Bizarro and other underground artists like Elizio
de Buzios with his only recording, the funky boogie joint “Tamanqueiro”,
Gaby Whiskadão featuring the disco hit “Super Amor”, the B-Boy Crew
Electric Boogies with their very fresh early 80s rap hit “Break Mandrake”
as well as the very obscure group called Let ´s Dance featuring their
version of “Riguera” sung in Portuguese entitled “Dance com a Gente”.
Even after so many years, Brasil’s most obscure boogie gem is yet to be
found on a long diggin’ session thru thousands of records full of weird
looking haircuts, somewhere near São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. This
project is dedicated to all the “Boogie Heads” doing what they do best,
keep searching!

1. Vê Se Me Esquece – Tony Blue
2. Tamanqueiro – Elizio de Búzios
3. Estou Livre – Tony Bizarro
4. Velho Guerreiro – Rubão Sabino
5. Break Mandrake – Electric Boogies
6. Dance Com a Gente – Let ´s Dance
7. Ta Dando Mole Zé – Cassiano
8. Macaco Pesado – Newton Drinckwater
9. Super Amor – Gaby Whiskadão
10. Vê se Decide – Tim Maia Available from 15.12.2017

Sunny & The Sunliners – The Missing Link (BF RSD)
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sunny & The Sunliners – The Missing Link (BF RSD)

Image: 1615557 $2 from each copy of The Missing Link sold on Black Friday Record Store Day 2017 will go to The Greater Houston Community Foundation to help with relief for areas of Texas that were affected by Hurricane Harvey When it comes to living legends in the Texas and Latin Music pantheon, few have been at it longer and are more revered by their fans and peers than vocalist, songwriter and bandleader Sunny Ozuna. Born and raised in San Antonio, where he still resides, Sunny became a star right out of high school in the late ‘50s and hasn’t looked back in the six decades since.
After releasing dozens of albums since the mid-1960s (in Spanish and English), Sunny still keeps a busy schedule and loves performing as much as he did as a
teenager. His classic 45s regularly change hands for hundreds of dollars among collectors around the world, affirming his timeless appeal.
As a logical next step after Big Crown’s excellent (and Sunny-approved) Mr. Brown Eyed Soul compilation from September, the label has started digging into the vaults of Sunny’s Key-Loc Records label to unearth some legit soul classics – which are hard to find even in San Antonio, and clean originals will cost you a pretty penny if you ever luck into one – and have not been on vinyl since the late ‘60s. Each has been remastered and includes original album art.
Second in the reissue series is The Missing Link, a 10-cut, all instrumental album, and the tracklist is a wild ride indeed. Ranging from hip soul – James Brown’s
“Soul Pride,” The Inclines’ Muscle Shoals groover “Pressure Cooker,” and the Meters classic “Cissy Strut” – to a wide swath of ‘60s Texas Latin party essentials (“Uno,” “Rosita Bonita” and “La Pecosita”), the Sunliners are in top form all throughout. It won’t take much to envision a San Antonio backyard BBQ in the early ‘70s with this long player spinning in the background, on repeat.
Instrumental party albums were all the rage back when this hit in the late ‘60s, and Sunny Ozuna and crew show here that they could groove with the best of them. Throw it on, break out the back deck smoker, and let the good tunes roll.
Available from 24.11.2017

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