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The Bank – Upper Class (Bear Funk)
Monday, September 17th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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The Bank is a trio comprising of Francesco Brini, Domenico Loparco and Emanuele Zullo. The Bank is drenched in vintage recording techniques but with an updated production that can satisfy any dance floor.

CD BFKCD024
Release: 14-09-12
The Bank will release their debut album on Bear Funk
Monday, September 10th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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The Bank is a trio comprising of Francesco Brini, Domenico Loparco and Emanuele Zullo. Seriously good musician’s with a love of afro & dub. These guys tour the world as the backing band for the acclaimed American singer / songwriter Jeff Jones. Brini has already built up an impressive catalogue of music himself, recording as […]

Bear Funk will release the first solo album by Danish producer Peter Visti …
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,
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Our man Peter was born and bred in Denmark. He first cut the mustard in the late 80’s and early 90’s as a DJ, producer and club promoter at many of the cooler venues around Europe, spreading disco and Balearic love, and his fearsome reputation, the world over. Aside from the odd meeting at gigs […]

Soiree – Soiree (Bear Funk)
Monday, December 21st, 2009 | Tags: , , , , ,
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Stevie Kotey and Max Essa present their new album project “Soiree”. The pair of them not only cover a lot of physical territory (Max recently moved to Japan, leaving Stevie in London) but also cover a lot of musical territory on the album through disco, jazz, house, leftfield and balearic flavours.

CD BFKCD008
Release: 18-12-09
Lord Funk – Global Warming
Friday, February 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lord Funk – Global Warming

Here at Bearfunk we have been pretty busy as of late… it was a casual visit to Geneva just like any other. We had just finished a buzzing set and soon after we found ourselves talking to a five bearded academic types. It turns out they were a bunch …

Domestic Bear – Universal Root / Topher Nights
Friday, October 9th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Domestic Bear – Universal Root / Topher Nights

Image: 1600254 Music made in a bedroom usually on cloudy days, Domestic Bear brings a mix of Jazz, Funk, Afrobeat, Reggae, and well… the list can go on. Strictly a studio project that got started while living on a converted porch in Pasadena, CA, Domestic Bear ended up recording the “And Anchovies Will Turn to Dusk” EP which was released on Skrimshaw Records in 2010. Now with a permanent home on F-Spot Records, Domestic Bear whips out a new jam every now and then, and we are always glad to hear it. Available from 30.10.2015

TC James & Fist-O-Funk Orchestra – Get Up On Your Feet (Keep On Dancin’)
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on TC James & Fist-O-Funk Orchestra – Get Up On Your Feet (Keep On Dancin’)

Limited repress for this mighty double header of highly sought after disco funk rarities from TC James and his Fist-O-Funk Orchestra. Originally released on the tiny Fist-O-Funk label out of NYC, this impossible-to-find 12″ boasts the incredible tripp…

TC James & Fist-O-Funk Orchestra – Get Up On Your Feet (Keep On Dancin’)
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on TC James & Fist-O-Funk Orchestra – Get Up On Your Feet (Keep On Dancin’)

Limited repress for this mighty double header of highly sought after disco funk rarities from TC James and his Fist-O-Funk Orchestra. Originally released on the tiny Fist-O-Funk label out of NYC, this impossible-to-find 12″ boasts the incredible tripp…

Rufus Thomas Jr. – Bear Cat / Walking In The Rain
Thursday, June 20th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rufus Thomas Jr. – Bear Cat / Walking In The Rain

Originally released in 1953, “Bear Cat” by Rufus Thomas is as certifiable a primitive R’n’B smoker that’s ever existed. Complete with the inimitable Joe Hill Louis on guitar, the future “Funky Chicken” Thomas gives his male-perspective answer record t…

King DJ got the funk
Friday, April 5th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,
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It’s always a special occasion in the Bear Funk HQ when we get to rub shoulders with royalty, but that moment has come round again and the one and only King DJ has stepped down from his throne, graced us with his presence and delivered another prestigious album for his subjects. Coming at you with […]

Good God! Born Again Funk
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 | Tags: ,
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Not a resurrection, but a rebirth. In 2006, we were first hearing what seemed to us a conundrum: gospel singers performing pious gospel songs, and devoutly, but doing so amid hot, sweaty, earthy sounds drunk on the same moonshine downed by any blues singer thumbing his way up north from the Mississippi delta. The Father […]

Tandy Love and Mad Smooth are your new favourite freak-funk psychedelic songsmiths …
Friday, May 22nd, 2009 | Tags: , , , ,
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“Anagram Jam” is a deeply covert production in the form of an album featuring 15 edits by two highly informed and inscrutable musical archivists. To cover their true indentitles these agents are using the anagramed pseudonyms Tandy Love and Mad Smooth, as a further clue they hail from the Manchester based label BMusic. The names […]

The funk hop brother BOCA 45 with a new album …
Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 | Posted in News | Comments Off on The funk hop brother BOCA 45 with a new album …

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Mirror People – Kaleidoscope
Thursday, June 27th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mirror People – Kaleidoscope

Image: 1580517 200 copies limited edition 12″ on yellow vinyl ! a1) Kaleidoscope (Original) a2) Kaleidoscope (Xinobi RMX) b1) Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik RMX) b2) Machines (Original) !

Discotexas return with Mirror People’s sterling ‘Kaleidoscope’ featuring a limited coloured vinyl release and a brand new remix from the excellent Psychemagik…
Rui Maia AKA Mirror People has been one of the hottest producers to come out of Portugal in recent years with a string of stunning releases on highly respected labels such as Permanent Vacation, Bear Funk, Hands of Time and of course eclectic disco merchants Discotexas. Now he is back on the imprint owned Moullinex and Xinobi with the superb ‘Kaleidoscope’ that will be receiving a vinyl release for the first time and features a brand new mix from Psychemagik.The release kicks off with the original version of ‘Kaleidoscope’ a bubbling and funk fuelled disco outing that pulls together dramatic keys, a classic disco B-line and a myriad of heart warming melodic elements to create a sumptuous production that is genuinely timeless, quality stuff. The original version is followed by a remix from label boss Xinobi who turns in a superb reworking flush with bright piano stabs and stirring brass parts for an alternative that retains the original character whilst stamping it’s own mark on things. Next up we have a brand new version of ‘Kaleidoscope’ from highly respected UK production duo Psychemagik. Tom & Danny, the faces behind the name, have been burning bright for some time with a string of outstanding single, remixes and exclusive edits helping them ascend to exhalted heights in recent months. Here they take the original track deliver a delightfully uplifting yet understated melodic mix that plays on arpeggiated synth lines, rich warm bass and shuffling percussion, simply sublime. The EP is closed with Mirror People’s ‘Machines’, a techy and taut production that reflects its title. Another gem from Discotexas, enjoy! Available from 07.06.2013

Clap Rules from Italy make experiments with dance music …
Monday, July 25th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,
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The Bearfunk bandwagon just keeps rolling! Not content with providing some of the best moments in Leftfield dance we again head back to Italy so Clap Rules can show us their “Golden Hands”. Clap Rules is the new pseudonym of Fabrizio Mammarella, Andrea Gabriele and Max Leggieri, who in their own words “make experiments with […]

Xinobi
Thursday, December 16th, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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Xinobi is Bruno Cardoso, a major in fine arts and a musical explorer by excellence. He has his roots in punk, rock and skateboarding but he also really likes disco and to dance. Over the past few years the mastermind from Portugal has developed his very own versatile and honest sound. You want to know […]

Stevie Kotey has emerged from his winter hibernation with his new project Kotey Extra Band …
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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Alpha Bear Stevie Kotey has emerged from his winter hibernation with his entourage in tow. Yes folks, the Kotey Extra Band album is now upon us. The “Extra Band” project is a platform for our illustrious leader to partake in some fine collaborations with some great musicians and song writers. Sharing the limelight is the […]

Rodion
Monday, July 5th, 2010 | Tags: , , , ,
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Rodion is back! The “new genius of Italian dance music” (Mixmag/UK) has returned with an amazing 6-track EP. The “For Ever EP” has been released as digital-only release on Munich based Gomma Records, featuring guest appearances by Jeppe Kjellberg of WhoMadeWho, Fabrizio Mammarella, Hugo Sanchez, and world famous crooner Louie Austen. The “For Ever EP” […]

The Ambassador is back with another stunning compilation for your discerning ears …
Thursday, March 4th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Hot on the heels of the wonderful “Disco Divas Delight” compilation Ambassadors Reception now roam into a different territory. The beauty of the experiment is that there are no stylistic agendas to fulfil, quite simply the “Experiment” is exactly what it is. It’s where funky rock hybrids meet afro, where disco unties reggae, where pop […]

Staff Charts 2009
Monday, December 28th, 2009 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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2009 wasn’t just the year everyone you know bought an iPhone, joined Twitter and put on a pair of gum boots to till their fields in Farmville. Actually it was also an exciting and eventful year for music – full of blown speakers, sweaty t-shirts and the surprising comeback of psychedelic rock. Along the way […]

Stevie Kotey and Max Essa present their new album project “Soiree” …
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 | Tags: , , , , ,
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When the two colossi of the Bearfunk label get together you can be sure that creative sparks will fire and the disco grooves will ooze. And so we present Stevie Kotey’s and Max Essa’s new album project, the cunningly titled “Soiree”. The pair of them not only cover a lot of physical territory (Max recently […]

Bottin
Thursday, July 16th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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William Bottin is an incredible talented dj and producer from Venice, Italy, who also makes music and sound design for advertising, film and interactive media. He played and worked for artists and cultural institutions such as the Cannes International Film Festival, the Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Arts, Centro Internazionale d’Arte e Cultura Palazzo Te […]

Bottin makes music only an Italian can make …
Thursday, July 9th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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Bottin, aka Guglielmo Bottin, first crossed paths with the Bear Funk crew at the Carnival of Venice. He was playing live synth whilst Bear Funk head-bear Stevie was DJing. After more DJing and some jovial keyboard sessions and some seriously impressive listening, they knew they had just found their favourite new Venetian. The “Horror Disco” […]

Zurich based producer Zwicker with his debut album “Songs Of Lucid Dreamers” …
Monday, April 6th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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Zwicker a.k.a. Cyril Boehler (Bear Funk, Get Physical, Compost Black Label) is a very prolific producer, composer and DJ from Zurich, Switzerland. He is part of the vital Zurich electronic scene and has been involved in countless productions receiving praise from audiences all over the world. Zwicker’s long awaited debut album “Songs Of Lucid Dreamers” […]

Staff Charts 2007
Monday, December 17th, 2007 | Tags: ,
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It’s no big secret that 2007 was another shocker for our beloved industry. You probably heard about it in the news. Artists were so broke they had to start to work at McDonalds. Record labels went out of business. Distribution companies had to close their doors. And almost every music industry jibb-jabb complained about disastrous records sales, the fucking internet and all these god damned kids who don’t want to spend their money for music anymore.

But you know what? That’s only one side of the coin. The other truth is that 2007 was a freaking great year for new refreshing music. One more reason to ask around again what Groove Attack‘s employees have been listening to during the past twelve months.

On this occasion the entire Groove Attack family would like to wish everybody a Happy New Year. Enjoy your holidays. And buy more records in 2008 …

Brownout – You Don’t Have To Fall / Super Bright
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Brownout – You Don’t Have To Fall / Super Bright

Image: 1616595 An 8-piece outft formed ten years ago by members of Grammy Awardwinning Latin revival orchestra Grupo Fantasma, Brownout has evolved into a musical force all its own. After garnering their third Austin Music Award last year, the band has continued to produce music that is un?inchingly progressive, while evoking the classic in?uences of artists such asWAR, Cymande and Funkadelic. They’ve performed at events including Bonnaroo, High Sierra Music Festival, Pickathon, FFFFest, Bear Creek Music Festival, Utopia Festival and Pachanga Fest, while regularly touring the U.S. Brownout’s also served as a highly in-demand backing band for artists including Prince, Daniel Johnston, GZA and Bernie Worrell. This 45 features two cuts from their latest release, Over The Covers, on limited edition gold vinyl.

A.You Don’t Have To Fall
B.Super Bright Available from 08.12.2017

Feeling Nice Vol.4
Monday, October 30th, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Tramp’s Feeling Nice series has positioned itself as a universally accepted essential cultural and historical document of some of the greatest unknown local vernacular American Black music of the sixties and seventies. The Feeling Nice series has been dedicated to filling in the blanks between the more well known cuts of so-called Deep Funk canon […]

Black Moon – Enta Da Stage (2017 Remaster)
Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Black Moon – Enta Da Stage (2017 Remaster)

Image: 1615537 Composed of members Buckshot, 5ft, and DJ Evil Dee, Black Moon simultaneously kicked off and defned the rap renaissance of New York with the release of Enta Da Stage in 1993. Whereas plenty of earlier groups had spit rage-flled rhymes to tear down the world’s unjust establishments, no one had evoked brooding pathos or introspective anger quite like Black Moon. Underground hip-hop might have been dominated by the sunny sound of G-Funk when Enta Da Stage dropped, but from then on the scene turned to the dark side. Black Moon was rising. Earlier this year, Fat Beats Records presented the defnitive Enta Da Stage box set, which was reissued for the frst time across three formats (6xLP, 3xCD and 3xCassette). This album is the complete encapsulation of an era for anyone seeking to understand the origin and the essence of New York’s Golden Age.The box set included vocals, instrumentals and remixes plus extensive liner notes by David Ma (Pitchfork, Wax Poetics) with rare and unreleased visual ephemera in an 18 page booklet. The story of Black Moon, alongside their peers Biggie, Big L, Nas, Kool G Rap, and Wu Tang, reminds us that the bleakest times produce the most profound agents of cultural change. And as we stand at the precipice of a new age of anxiety, Enta Da Stage has never been more relevant… or more necessary.
Although Black Moon would go on to release three more albums – and its members would go on to greatness with Da Beatminerz, Boot Camp Klik, and various solo projects – Enta Da Stage remains the perfect distillation of tight lyrical menace, rowdy crew hooks, stripped down breaks, and deep basslines on all of its fourteen tracks. Although Enta Da Stage might stand in the shadow of East Coast albums such as Enter the WuTang (36 Chambers), Illmatic, Liquid Swords, Ready to Die, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and The Infamous, history will remember that Enta Da Stage
preceded those releases. To understand Enta Da Stage is to understand the origin and the spirit of New York hip-hop once and for all.

1. Powaful Impak!
2. Niguz Talk Shit
3. Who Got Da Props (Evil Dee Mix)
4. Ack Like U Want It
5. Buck Em Down
6. Black Smif-n-Wessun
7. Son Get Wrec
8. Make Munne
9. Slave
10. I Got Cha Opin
11. Shit Iz Real
12. Enta Da Stage
13. How Many MC’s
14. U Da Man

• 2017 remastered edition on double LP
• Although commercially overshadowed in a crowded 1993 release schedule that included Enter the Wu Tang, Midnight Marauders, and Doggystyle, Enta Da Stage is now considered not only a forebear to its more famous counterparts but also equal, if not superior, in the ranks of all-time greatest albums. MC’s Buckshot and 5 Ft. shine on the mic, exuding supreme confdence through their brash delivery and charisma, while on the musical side, DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt make their mark with their distinctively jazzy yet grimy lo-f production as Da Beatminerz
• Making their production debut with Enta Da Stage, Da Beatminerz went on to produce the equally classic debuts from Boot Camp Clik members Smif-N-Wessun, Heltah Skeltah, & O.G.C. with Dah Shinin’, Nocturnal & Da Storm, solidifying themselves as one the preeminent production teams of the era Available from 06.10.2017

Various – Feeling Nice Vol.4 (2LP+MP3/Gatefold)
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Feeling Nice Vol.4 (2LP+MP3/Gatefold)

Image: 1612038 Tramp’s Feeling Nice series has positioned itself as a universally accepted essential cultural and historical document of some of the greatest unknown local vernacular American Black music of the sixties and seventies. The Feeling Nice series has been dedicated to filling in the blanks between the more well known cuts of so-called Deep Funk canon and drawing out the relationships and stories behind and between the tunes and the artists, and ultimately creating a dialogue that serves to enlighten and enliven a true anti-racist discussion of American Popular music specifically and of Global human music in general. With Feeling Nice Vol. 4, Tramp continues this important conversation, and having spent over 700 days unearthing a rousing selection across the board, offers it to you, now, as a double LP with full-color label scans, never before seen promo shots, and detailed biographical information – in some cases in the words of the artists themselves!

Believe me when I tell you, Feeling Nice 4 has got it all: Brilliant B-sides: (Donald Ray – “Strut Your Stuff”), Concealed covers: (Combined Forces – “Feelin’ Alright”), Tittyshakers: (Big Bear Revue – “Big Bear”), Dance crazes: (Donnie Sanders – “Shing-A-Ling Baby, Mr. Clean & The Cleansers – “Karate”), Obscure cuts by well known R&B stars: (Frederick Knight – “Steppin Down”), Retro German rave-ups: (Take 5+2 – “Get Your Love”), Weirdo deep funk one-offs: (Moony Moon – “Walking On The Moon”), Killers from the Caribbean: (Al Sinclair – “No That Ain’t Groovy), Basement Jams: (TNT Powerhouse – “Basement Jam”), Most talked-about new discoveries: (Living Funk – “Silver Black Summer Day”), and more and more and more…

As a special incentive for you to be first in line for this freakishly fantastic funk feast, Tramp Records will include a special BONUS 45 of an unpressed acetate of “I FEEL A GROOVE COMIN’ ON” by “SOUTH SIDE” with the first 400 copies of Feeling Nice Vol. 4.

– Lucky Brown, 2017

Key selling points:
– all but one song get re-issued for the very first time
– the double gatefold vinyl LP contains detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
– the vinyl LP comes with a full album download code
– incl. 2 previously unreleased tracks

Tracklisting
1. Combined Forces – Feeling Alright
2. Big Bear Revue – Big Bear
3. Donnie Sanders & The Don Juans – Shing-A-Ling Baby
4. Mr. Clean & The Cleansers – Karate
5. Frederick Knight – Steppin’ Down
6. Donald Ray & His Revue – Strut Your Stuff
7. Little Ceasar & The Euterpeans – It Ain’t What You Do
8. Harold Andrews & The Sha-Bangs – The Swimming Monkey
9. Take 5+2 – Get Your Love
10. Moony Moon – What About Mars
11. Al Sinclair – No That Ain’t Groovy
12. Jim Pipkin & The Boss Five – Walkin’ The Duck
13. TNT Powerhouse – Basement Jam [clip]
14. The NT Band – Good Foot
15. Living Funk – Silver Black Summer Day
16. George E. Johnson – Wake Me Up
17. South Side – I Feel A Groove Comin’ On

Available from 24.11.2017

Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – Tuxedo II (LP+MP3)
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) – Tuxedo II (LP+MP3)

Image: 1609089 “The only time you wear a Tuxedo is when it’s time to party.”
So says legendary West Coast player Snoop Dogg on the opening track
of Tuxedo II. The blessing of the Doggfather is of special importance to Mayer
Hawthorne and Jake One, whose second album as a duo finds them at the
forefront of a new wave of gangster boogie – one that owes as much to G-funk
as P-funk. This is the territory of pre- and post-hydraulic low riders: a mélange
of Cali boom-bap, analog synth bass and elegant disco that resonates truth
and authenticity in an era where so many are faking the funk.
Bonding over a shared love of Chic, Parliament, and the other signs in the
greater funk Zodiac, Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus)
were early predictors of the sea changes that American music would undergo
in 2016. Their first release in March of 2015 debuted at #1 on iTunes
America’s RnB charts, christened as “Dance Floor Catnip” by the Boston
Globe, and “Pure disco-funk hot fire” by Okayplayer. Considering their
individual successes (Mayer’s four solo albums, Jake’s production work for
the likes of Drake, Future, The Weeknd, and De La Soul) and five GRAMMY
nominations between the two of them, it’s no surprise that their powers
combined have yet again yielded a bevy of absolute slappers that are
packaged perfectly for dance parties in 2017. The material here, while wholly
original, is an exercise in honoring its forebears. Tuxedo’s II recalls the future
funk wobble of Zapp, Gap, Jam/Lewis and Junie Morrison, while nodding
lyrically to Mtume, Jodeci and Cameo. The crystallization of the album’s
concept comes courtesy of its message of universal love, thanks to the
signature combination of soul and pop sensibility that have come to define
Mayer’s hooks.
“You gotta do what you love…” says Mayer in a recent interview with
Nordstrom’s style blog, one of the many fashion outlets to cover Tuxedo’s
rise. After all – the transcendental ritual of the party and the rippling self
affirmation of the funk are of one spirit: the spirit of self-love…of self
expression. Tuxedo II is a modern testament to unity and positivity in trying
times. It is a reminder that the dance floor will always be there to welcome
you, whoever you are.
Do you Fux with the Tux?

1. Fux with the Tux
2. 2nd Time Around
3. Take a Picture
4. Rotational
5. Shine
6. Scooter’s Groove
7. U Like It
8. Back In Town
9. Special
10. Livin’ 4 Your Lovin’
11. July Available from 31.03.2017

Keb Darge & Cut Chemist Present – Dark Side – Sixties Garage Punk & Psyche Monsters
Friday, January 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Keb Darge & Cut Chemist Present – Dark Side – Sixties Garage Punk & Psyche Monsters

Image: 1608270 BBE present the next chapter in the Keb Darge and Cut Chemist partnership, Keb Darge & Cut Chemist present The Dark Side – 30 Sixties Garage Punk and Psyche Monsters

Tracklist:
1.Ty Wagner – Slander
2.Teddy And His Patches – Suzy Creamcheese
3.The Banshees – Project Blue
4.The Del-Vetts – Last Time Around
5.Caretakers of Deception – Cuttin’ Grass
6.The Deepest Blue – Pretty Little Thing
7.The Gentlemen – It’s A Cry’n Shame
8.Red Beard and the Pirates – Go On Leave
9.The Nobles – Something Else
10.Captain Crunch and The Crew – Nowadays People
11.The Malibu’s – Cry (Over Her)
12.The Mach 5 – If I Could
13.The Passions – Lively One
14.Young Aristocracy – Look and See!
15.The Berkley Five – You’re Gonna Cry
16.Al’s Untouchables – Come On Baby & Stick Around
17.Larry & the Blue Notes – In And Out
18.The Lyrics – So What!!
19.The Spacemen – Modman
20.The Savoy’s – Can It Be
21.The Dogs – Don’t Try To Help Me
22.The Omens – Searching
23.The Choab – Why Am I Alone?
24.The Chantes – Hypnotized
25.The Sound Track – I See The Light
26.The Spades – I’m Alright
27.The Outsiders – Just Let Me Be
28.The Aventés – Baby Go
29.The Tigermen – Tiger Girl
30.The Blue Velvets – Don’t Leave Me This Way

Picking up where they left off on the 2007 compilation ‘Lost & Found – Rockabilly & Jump Blues’, Keb Darge & Cut Chemist join forces once again, this time to explore the wonderful world of 1960s Garage music. While Rockabilly could be defined as a DIY emulation of the music of Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and others by young American artists, Garage was heavily influenced by British bands of the day like the Beatles, Kinks & Rolling Stones. Simple drum kits, guitars and the occasional organ keep the sound honest and raw, retaining a palpable sense of excitement even to this day. With a multitude of bands springing up all over the SA, many of these wonderful records were released in tiny numbers, making certain titles almost impossible to find. Keb Darge’s love affair with this intriguing genre happened almost by accident, while on the hunt for obscure Northern Soul records. “DJ Shadow told me I would like Garage years ago, but I didn’t listen.” Hearing a few records he liked and being assured by collectors that they were classified as ‘Garage’ got him hooked, so for the last years he’s been digging obsessively for the stuff. Knowing Cut Chemist was a collector, he suggested they collaborate on a compilation, and ‘The Dark Side’ was born. 30 obscure records, some of which change hands for frightening amounts of money, all with wonderful stories attached as told in Keb’s encyclopedic and entertaining liner notes.
“This compilation is not aimed at the many collectors of this wonderful style of music. I am a very late arrival on this scene, and still have a hell of a lot to learn, and buy. This is more for people like I was just three years ago, people oblivious to beauty, power, and excitement of the sixties garage sound.” – Keb Darge 2016

Key selling points:
– Internationally renowned for his knowledge of soul, funk & rockabilly, Keb Darge turns his attention to the 60’s US DIY ‘Garage’ sound.
– Introduced to Gargae by friends DJ Shadow, Billy Gibbons (Z.Z.Top) and Cut Chemist, Keb chose the latter’s expertise to assist him on the making of this compilation.
– A founder member of Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli, Cut Chemist collaborated with DJ Shadow on Brainfreeze, probably the most sought-after mix CD of all time.
– The album features highly informative and entertaining sleeve notes written by Keb Darge himself.
– Currently dazzling the world with live audio-visual sets, Cut Chemist has been pushing boundaries in hip hop and beyond for almost three decades. Available from 10.03.2017

Hard Proof – Stinger
Thursday, January 5th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Hard Proof – Stinger

The Austin-based ten-piece collective of musicians known as Hard Proof is set to release their new album Stinger on January 13th, 2017 via Modern Outsider Records. This highly anticipated album arrives on the heels of Hard Proof’s 100% analog 45rpm LP…

Danny Daze
Monday, December 12th, 2016 | Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Danny Daze

Heavily praised for his versatility, DJ and producer Danny Daze continues to smash expectations with an omnivorous groove rooted in Detroit Techno, Italo Disco, and Miami Bass. Daze’s freeform selecting and mercurial mixing guarantees the only thing audiences can expect is a musical experience where everything is up for grabs. Combined with his entrepreneurial acumen, […]

Athens Of The North presents a third previously unreleased Rasputin’s Stash LP
Friday, May 27th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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It’s a big one, a third previously unreleased Raspuitins stash LP, half of which was thought to be lost. Just recently it turned up in a Chicago warehouse and we managed to get out hands on it. Then with the blessing of Paul Coleman we reunited the masters with what was in the curtom archive […]

Singularis – What A Time
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Singularis – What A Time

Image: 1603327 Singularis, the talented young beat-wrangler from the Netherlands,
first appeared on the Cold Busted label at the age of 16 with his
impressive debut album Evening Hours. Since then he’s grown both
as a producer and in age, now unveiling What A Time, his third fulllength
for the prestigious downtempo imprint.
The album’s sixteen tracks combine Singularis’s agility with tough
hip hop beats, G Funk style lead lines, and spaced-out vibes for
a listening experience beyond easy categorization. The album’s
“Introduction” (appropriately subtitled “Slowmotion”) sets the tone
with big chords in a layered progression, loping – but swinging –
drum machine beats, and Singularis’s trademark synth leads.
The way Singulars takes this template and playfully twists it throughout
is what makes What A Time a memorable ride. Take “Crassinez” for
example, which adds strange synth dives and other digital hijinks,
as if Aphex Twin stepped in the studio for a quick moment. And also
“Bang”, a very Singularis-ish interpretation of southern low-rider
hip hop, clouding the genre with cosmic atmospherics and vague
melody. There’s much more to discover here and it’s exciting to know,
that at his young age, Singulars is just getting started.

1. Introduction (Slowmotion) (2:41)
2. Forth and Back (2:31)
3. Train (2:11)
4. It’s All About You (2:21)
5. A Place Not So Far Away (2:09)
6. Brandyyyyy! (2:01)
7. Duke Almond (1:46)
8. Amsterdam (2:32)
9. Fly (2:11)
10. Bang (2:26)
11. Fine China (2:19)
12. Grizzly Bear (2:30)
13. Words (1:46)
14. With You (2:46)
15. Crassinez (3:13)
16. Dawn (1:35) Available from 20.05.2016

Various – Movements Vol.8 (Tramp Records)
Friday, March 11th, 2016 | Tags: ,
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For several years, gold seekers at the most humble and tiniest record label on earth follow their dedicated passion. Their brand new masterwork, Movements 8, focuses on rare privately produced american soul, jazz and funk, and proudly bears the title as the 8th volume in the Movements Series.

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Tramp Records proudly presents the 8th volume in the Movements series
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The intelligentsia have been claiming it for quite some time, and now finally, after many petitions, demonstrations and protests, a tiny little record label from Germany has achieved what only Google and “troubleshooter par excellence” Angus MacGyver have ever accomplished: admission into the worldwide dictionary. “To Google” and “to MacGyver” will soon be joined by […]

Various – Movements Vol.8 (2LP+MP3)
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Movements Vol.8 (2LP+MP3)

Image: 1602398 The intelligentsia have been claiming it for quite some time, and now finally, after many petitions, demonstrations and protests, a tiny little record label from Germany has achieved what only Google and “troubleshooter par excellence” Angus MacGyver have ever accomplished: admission into the worldwide dictionary. “To Google” and “to MacGyver” will soon be joined by the newly coined verb “to Tramp”. The term can be decoded as “to seek and find the seemingly hopeless” or “looking for something hidden”, always connected with a positive output.

For several years, gold seekers at the most humble and tiniest record label on earth (however certainly one of the funkiest!) follow their dedicated passion. Their brand new masterwork, Movements 8, focuses on rare privately produced american soul, jazz and funk, and proudly bears the title as the 8th volume in the Movements Series.

It took long to find the original vintage records and master tapes, but it took even longer to find the musicians behind the recordings. It required painstakingly detailed work to get everything together. While other labels’ compilation quality might wane after some years, getting further watered down as the volumes increase, and banking on the success of earlier releases, the Movements series is a positive exception. The people behind this series know how the wind blows, and will stop at nothing to provide music lovers, DJs, and collectors only sweetest fresh breeze of heretofore unheard and uncompiled masterpieces. Songs by Papa Albert French, Thyme, Kay Dennis, Joe Wilson, Ulysses Crockett, John Timmons, and all the fellow campaigners emphasize this statement. The detailed liner notes and unseen photographs complement the whole package. The staff at Tramp always produces albums from their compilation series’ as if it were their last so that each record can be enjoyed in it’s own right. That being said, you can trust that Tramp is already seeking “to Tramp” more gems like these for a 9th volume.

Key selling points:
– most of the songs appear on CD/digital for the very first-time
– the double vinyl LP comes with a full album download code
– 16-page CD-booklet and vinyl LP contain detailed liner notes and unseen pictures

Tracklist:
01. Papa Albert French – Bald Headed Beulah (M. Baird)
02. Herb Jones – Tell Old Bill (C. Sandberg)
03. Thyme – Bony Bony (G. Lux)
04. Kay Dennis – Feeling Good (L. Newley)
05. Howlett Smith – Slow Down, Girl (H. Smith)
06. Joe Wilson – Sam Sam The Money Man (J. Wilson)
07. Shelley Fisher – I’ll Leave You Girl (S. Fisher)
08. Doc Rand & Purple Blues – I need a woman (The Purple Blues)
09. The Noteables – Funky frog (C. Sivesind)
10. King Cain Silvertone Band – Don’t Give A Damn (L. Johnson)
11. Ulysses Crockett – Sunshine Superman (Donavan)
12. Respect – Soul Entertainer (R. Robinson)
13. Pedicin-James Ltd. – Ode to Billy Joe (B. Gentry)
14. B.J.’s Blues Band – Short Fat Fanny (L. Williams)
15. Nathan Bartell – Top Going Down, Bottom Going Up (F. Wilson)
16. Deep Heet – Funky Beat (F. Gomez)
17. John Timmons & Funkshun – Love At First Sight (J. Timmons)

Available from 18.03.2016

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015
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Das Jahr 2015 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 […]

Various – The Very Polish Cut-Outs Vol.5
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – The Very Polish Cut-Outs Vol.5

Image: 1600794 All good things come to an end, and The Very Polish Cut-Outs is no different. The fifth sampler will be the last in the much loved & long running series. For the farewell record, label boss Zambon has selected five unique reworks from top producers from Poland and beyond.

Side A is aimed at the dancefloor. ‘KIEDY BYLEM MALYM CHLOPCEM’ was the biggest hit in the long career of Tadeusz Nalepa, the king of Polish blues. The irresistible, smooth guitar groove is combined with conscious lyrics about different views of what’s important at different stages of life, served in the form of a conversation between father and son.
Miod crew transform this beautiful song into peak-time killer, tailored exactly for the needs of a modern dancefloor.

Moscow’s man of the moment Beard In Dust edits ‘BIALA SOWA, BIALA DAMA, BIALY KRUK’ by Kram into a flawless disco funk bomb, fuelled by cheesy synth action. A slice of Eastern European B-Boy disco breaks.

Side B brings more ethereal and psychedelic flavours to the table. ‘NA KOLANA PASTUSZKOWIE’ comes from Laboratorium, Poland’s answer to Weather Report. Their unique take on fusion is remixed here by Daniel Drumz, one of the heroes of Polish hiphop & beat scene. This longtime turntablist leaves his rap roots and travels to the psychedelic coast to bring you an amazing piece of Baltic Beat.

Last two tracks are chopped and looped by Australian hero Carpentaria in a truly Balearic fashion. ‘ZA OSTATNI GROSZ’ by Budka Suflera charms the listener with dripping pianos and a misty, endless soft rock groove (with added swirling synths played here by Brennan Green himself), while ZACZAROWNE MIASTO by Kombi is a dark, cinematic piece of slow synth pop.

It may be the end, but The Very Polish Cut-Outs finishes off in fine style.

TRACK LISTING:

A1. MIOD – KIEDY BYLEM MALYM CHLOPCEM
A2. BEARD IN DUST – BIALA SOWA, BIALA DAMA, BIALY KRUK
B1. DANIEL DRUMZ – NA KOLANA PASTUSZKOWIE
B2. CARPENTARIA – ZA OSTATNI GROSZ
B3. CARPENTARIA – ZACZAROWNE MIASTO Available from 04.03.2016

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