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Tomcraft – 20 Years (Kosmo Records)
Monday, February 25th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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20 years of Tomcraft – and going stronger than ever. More than two and a half hours of hot new stuff combined with real club classics make this album a highlight in early 2013 dance releases.

2CD KOS3041
Release: 22-02-13
Compost Records celebrates it’s 250th release with the label compilation “COMPOST 250 – FRESHLY COMPOSTED VOL. 2” …
Monday, January 15th, 2007 | Posted in News | Comments Off on Compost Records celebrates it’s 250th release with the label compilation “COMPOST 250 – FRESHLY COMPOSTED VOL. 2” …

Electronica

Hior Chronik – Out Of The Dust
Friday, October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Hior Chronik – Out Of The Dust

Image: 1611981 7K present Out of the Dust the stunning new album from Hior Chronik.

LP TRACKLISTING
A1 Whispers From The Surface Of A Lake
A2 Cosmos
A3 Black Sea And Red Sky
A4 Stories That Never Been Said
A5 Magnolia
B1 Remember
B2 Foreigner in a Strange World
B3 Nothing Can Replace You
B4 In A Parallel Universe
B5 Corridor of Life
B6 That Mistery Again

Seductive and cinematic soundscapes between ambient, drone and
indie-neoclassical music: these are the best words to describe Hior
Chronik’s style. A style that captures ears and soul, bringing you into an
imaginary world, arousing emotions, making the mind wander to distant
places. This is the goal of the Greek musician, now living half of the year
in Athens and the other half in Berlin. You can hear it in his new record “Out
Of The Dust”, produced by himself, mixed by John Vallasis and mastered
by Francesco Donadello at Calyx Studio, Berlin.
“I tried to combine ambient and drone sounds with strings and piano
following a harmonic direction”, Chronik explains. “I wanted to make a
soundtrack for a movie that was never shot”. The mood is melancholic, but
not only that: “There’s a dark side, but I made it run parallel with bright soft
melodies”, Chronik continues. And on the topic of his music influences:
“It’s hard to specify what exactly they were, but I think I’m close to Max
Richter and in some ways to Arvo Part. Besides that, true inspiration
comes from my life experiences, even the small little things: books, films,
people I meet, travels. And being close to nature: I would say that’s the
base of everything”.
After three solo records and two in collaboration with Arovane, Chronik is
now ready to launch his new work “Out of The Dust”. “The title is a political
quote about how we can fight against the crisis, but also against the
existential anguish of surviving. A movement of no fear and the beginning
of a new life”, he explains. On how he developed the songs, he says: “I
recorded piano, trumpet and strings in their analogic sound, then I used
effects as I always do for the ambient and drone sounds”.
“Out Of The Dust” shows a personal and unique style that brings Hior
Chronik’s music to a wider audience. His sound is able to embrace at the
same time the delicate piano themes and the dark ambient/drone tones,
while at the same time searching for new territories to explore in the
neo-classical scene.

KEY POINTS
• First indie classica, minimalistic, drone release on 7K!
• Mastered by Francesco Donadello at Calyx
• full world audiovisual tour with piano, computers, strings and trumpet

FOR FANS OF
Olafur Arnalds, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Johann Johanassson, Eluvium, Deaf Center, Dustin O’Halloran Available from 01.12.2017

Conforce
Monday, October 2nd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Conforce

Boris Bunnik is a versatile and creative soul from the island of Terschelling, Holland. He uses music making as a way of exploring his place in the world, of explaining his feelings and of processing life. It is for that reason that he has so many aliases and releases so much music (to the point […]

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Razor Cut
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Razor Cut

Image: 1611066 Side A features the Wildstyle break “Razor Cut” / Side B features unique etchings with different Wild Style graphics.

Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in
both music and cinematic history as one of the first
examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has
been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a
narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time
capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its
infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of
MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film
also featured now legendary figures of the genres in
acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy,
Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to
garner an immense cult following, portions of the film
itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas,
Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be
exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of
programs on the art of the 1980s.
Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style’s soundtrack
has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of
hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of
records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace
in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in
soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians
like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer
Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of
lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true
hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard
Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the
breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure
trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.
In association with premium reissue label Get On Down,
world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the
breaks that made up Wild Style’s soundtrack, re-edited
the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014. KayDee now
presents the singles individually for the first time ever.
Each 7″ is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most
highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all
time, from one of the most important music
films of all time. Available from 18.08.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Yawning Beat / Baby Beat
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Yawning Beat / Baby Beat

Image: 1610875 Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in
both music and cinematic history as one of the first
examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has
been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a
narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time
capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its
infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of
MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film
also featured now legendary figures of the genres in
acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy,
Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to
garner an immense cult following, portions of the film
itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas,
Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be
exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of
programs on the art of the 1980s.
Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style’s soundtrack
has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of
hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of
records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace
in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in
soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians
like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer
Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of
lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true
hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard
Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the
breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure
trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.
In association with premium reissue label Get On Down,
world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the
breaks that made up Wild Style’s soundtrack, re-edited
the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014. KayDee now
presents the singles individually for the first time ever.
Each 7″ is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most
highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all
time, from one of the most important music
films of all time. Available from 04.08.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – B-Boy Beat / Jungle Beat
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – B-Boy Beat / Jungle Beat

Image: 1610874 Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in
both music and cinematic history as one of the first
examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has
been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a
narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time
capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its
infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of
MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film
also featured now legendary figures of the genres in
acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy,
Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to
garner an immense cult following, portions of the film
itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas,
Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be
exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of
programs on the art of the 1980s.
Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style’s soundtrack
has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of
hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of
records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace
in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in
soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians
like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer
Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of
lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true
hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard
Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the
breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure
trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.
In association with premium reissue label Get On Down,
world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the
breaks that made up Wild Style’s soundtrack, re-edited
the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014. KayDee now
presents the singles individually for the first time ever.
Each 7″ is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most
highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all
time, from one of the most important music
films of all time. Available from 04.08.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Gangbusters / Meetings
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Gangbusters / Meetings

Image: 1610664 Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in
both music and cinematic history as one of the first
examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has
been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a
narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time
capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its
infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of
MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film
also featured now legendary figures of the genres in
acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy,
Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to
garner an immense cult following, portions of the film
itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas,
Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be
exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of
programs on the art of the 1980s.
Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style’s soundtrack
has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of
hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of
records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace
in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in
soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians
like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer
Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of
lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true
hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard
Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the
breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure
trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.
In association with premium reissue label Get On Down,
world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the
breaks that made up Wild Style’s soundtrack, re-edited
the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014. KayDee now
presents the singles individually for the first time ever.
Each 7″ is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most
highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all
time, from one of the most important music
films of all time. Available from 29.09.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Military Cut / Busy Bees
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Military Cut / Busy Bees

Image: 1610665 Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in
both music and cinematic history as one of the first
examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has
been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a
narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time
capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its
infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of
MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film
also featured now legendary figures of the genres in
acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy,
Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to
garner an immense cult following, portions of the film
itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas,
Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be
exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of
programs on the art of the 1980s.
Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style’s soundtrack
has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of
hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of
records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace
in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in
soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians
like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer
Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of
lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true
hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard
Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the
breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure
trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.
In association with premium reissue label Get On Down,
world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the
breaks that made up Wild Style’s soundtrack, re-edited
the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014. KayDee now
presents the singles individually for the first time ever.
Each 7″ is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most
highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all
time, from one of the most important music
films of all time. Available from 21.07.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Down By Law / Subway Beat
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Down By Law / Subway Beat

Image: 1610506 Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in
both music and cinematic history as one of the first
examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has
been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a
narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time
capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its
infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of
MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film
also featured now legendary figures of the genres in
acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy,
Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to
garner an immense cult following, portions of the film
itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas,
Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be
exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of
programs on the art of the 1980s.
Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style’s soundtrack
has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of
hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of
records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace
in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in
soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians
like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer
Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of
lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true
hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard
Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the
breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure
trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.
In association with premium reissue label Get On Down,
world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the
breaks that made up Wild Style’s soundtrack, re-edited
the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014. KayDee now
presents the singles individually for the first time ever.
Each 7″ is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most
highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all
time, from one of the most important music
films of all time. Available from 07.07.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Cuckoo Clocking / Crime Cut
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Cuckoo Clocking / Crime Cut

Image: 1610507 Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in
both music and cinematic history as one of the first
examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has
been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a
narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time
capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its
infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of
MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film
also featured now legendary figures of the genres in
acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy,
Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to
garner an immense cult following, portions of the film
itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas,
Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be
exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of
programs on the art of the 1980s.
Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style’s soundtrack
has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of
hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of
records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace
in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in
soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians
like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer
Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of
lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true
hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard
Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the
breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure
trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.
In association with premium reissue label Get On Down,
world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the
breaks that made up Wild Style’s soundtrack, re-edited
the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014. KayDee now
presents the singles individually for the first time ever.
Each 7″ is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most
highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all
time, from one of the most important music
films of all time. Available from 07.07.2017

Session Victim
Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Session Victim

Session Victim demonstrate a charming disregard for the boundaries of house music, and unleash an unparalleled energy behind the decks. This pair of devoted vinyl DJ’s from the small town of Lüneburg in Germany delve and dabble into everything from Disco to Soul to Hip Hop and back again, stamping their wild personalities on every […]

Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Image: 1608321 Get On Down Presents : “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” complete album on 7 inch for the first time ever housed in a deluxe casebook created in full collaboration with The RZA.

This absolutely unique, deluxe edition of this classic album – which has been created in full collaboration with The RZA – is presented as a
“Casebook” hardcover book, which houses the album’s 12 full songs that are divided into six 7-Inches. And beyond the 56-page liner notes,
six additional pages have a Wu-Tang logo picture sleeve in which to put the vinyl.
Besides the vinyl, the centerpiece of the Casebook is a 56-page Shaolinology book, featuring input by RZA, written by journalist Chris
Faraone. Beyond many never-before-discussed Wu-Tang nuggets, the book also includes rare photos of the group, lyrics for all album songs,
as well as other images and advertisements from the Enter The Wu-Tang era.
For the Wu-Tang Clan fan – this is a trophy to be proudly displayed to celebrate the influence of one of music’s most influential groups.

A1. Bring Da Ruckus
B1. Shame On A Nigga
C1. Clan In The Front
D1. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber
E1. Can It All Be So Simple / Intermission
F1. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’
G1. Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothing Ta F’ Wit
H1. C.R.E.A.M.
I1. Method Man
J1. Protect Ya Neck
K1. Tearz
L1. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber – Part II / Conclusion

• The group’s classic (November) 1993 debut
album is presented as a set of six 7-Inch vinyl
records
• The unique hardcover “Casebook,” holds six
7-inches as book pages, along with an in-depth
liner notes book (see below)
• Casebook features a 56-page book (aka The
Shaolinthology), with new RZA input / interviews,
extensive research by journalist Chris Faraone,
album lyrics, rarely-seen photos and other rare
images from the Enter The Wu-Tang era Available from 17.02.2017

Lady Wray
Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Artists, Magazine | Comments Off on Lady Wray

Virginia-born singer/songwriter Nicole Wray has everything you’d want in a singer: an infectious Jackson-5-family-member flare, a range like Aretha’s, and a church upbringing that’s brought a pure, healing texture to her voice. But the struggle she’s been through has made her more than a singer. Nicole Wray is an artist. When talking about Queen Alone, […]

Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes
Monday, May 30th, 2016 | Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Artists, Magazine | Comments Off on Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes

Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes – born and raised in the ghetto around Olympic Way, West Kingston, Jamaica – established himself as one of the most prolific and influential music producers in the first half of the eighties. ‘Junjo’ actually started his musical career as a singer but it was not until he turned over to production […]

Conforce
Monday, March 7th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Conforce

Boris Bunnik is a versatile and creative soul from the island of Terschelling, Holland. He uses music making as a way of exploring his place in the world, of explaining his feelings and of processing life. It is for that reason that he has so many aliases and releases so much music (to the point […]

Luke Solomon
Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Luke Solomon

No-one could debate Luke Solomon’s dance music credentials. From setting up the seminal label Classic Recordings with Derrick Carter to taking quirky house to the UK Top 10 and international charts, with his band Freaks, to DJing around the globe and performing live, Luke has been there for many of the more interesting 4/4 moments […]

K Rob And Rammelzee – Beat Bop (Record Case)
Thursday, November 12th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on K Rob And Rammelzee – Beat Bop (Record Case)

Image: 1600838 This Beat Bop Record Box includes officially
licensed artwork from Jean-Michel Basquiat
on a premium record carrying case. Only
1,000 of the record carrying cases exist and
will never be produced again.

Holding up to 50 records, this ultra-sturdy LP-sized record case, with an interior tiled with
Basquiat’s famous crown logo, is a true and literal work of art, covered in classic images from the
original Tartown Records version of the 1983 classic hip-hop track “Beat Bop”.
The original vinyl issue of “Beat Bop” by Rammellzee and K-Rob – which is the inspiration for the
Box – has been heard by many, but held by few. Only a reputed 500 of the song’s initial run, on
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s one-off Tartown Records label, were made with jacket cover art by the
infinitely influential graphic artist (and moonlighting musician and producer). They remain one of
hip-hop’s “Holy Grail” items, selling north of $1,500 if you can even find one. The audio, which
clocked in at over 10 minutes, was issued – with no picture sleeve – on Profile Records soon after
the Tartown pressings, and went on to influence countless MCs, with its minimal, languishing funk
beat (produced by Basquiat) and Rammellzee’s and K-Rob’s next-level lyricism.
Jean-Michel Basquiat passed away in 1988 and Rammellzee left this Earth in 2010. With this
Record Box, Get On Down celebrates and remembers Basquiat’s important contributions to the
formative years of hip-hop, visually and on wax. And besides being a “trophy piece,” the Box is a
vision of utilitarianism, which will keep your most previous wax safe for years to come. Available from 04.12.2015

Various – House Of Ages (Selected By Jeremy Newall)
Friday, October 16th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – House Of Ages (Selected By Jeremy Newall)

Image: 1597588 BBE continues its documentation of essential house classics with House Of Ages selected by Jeremy Newall.

TRACKLISTING CD
1. Sean Grant – Keep On Pressing (KOT Original Mix)
2. Mark Rogers aka Hollywood Beyond – I Promise (More Beats For Passion Mix)
3. Jimi Polo – Take Me Higher
4. UBQ Project – We Can Make It (Unreleased Dub)
5. Susan Clark – Deeper (Benji Candelario’s Deeper than Deep Unreleased Mix)
6. Tribal House – Mainline (Roger S Ego Trip Mix)
7. Teleport feat. Russell Patterson – More I Get
8. Frank Youngwerth feat. Ernie – When I See You (Tight Vocal)
9. Soul Dhamma – Don’t Run Away
10.Karen Anderson – I Work Hard To Love You (Jeremy’s AllNew Midday Mix)
11.Johanna – Freak It! (Tony Humphries’ Instrumental Mix)
12.Arts and Craft feat. Razor Cain – Yo Razor

Back in the early 1990s house music was having perhaps its most fertile and creative period. The original house from Chicago had blown up back in the ‘80s and left nothing short of a cultural revolution in its wake, with regional variants springing up all over the US, the UK and Europe.

London in particular was a global hub for house music, with a whole slew of clubs and a long established underground scene that had taken house to its heart. A key mover-and- shaker was a young Jeremy Newall, who worked successively at a whole bunch of record stores including Catch-A-Groove, where the likes of Tony Humphries would come and hang out when in town (Humphries used to record his shows at a flat above the shop with a wide-eyed Jeremy soaking in the vibes), and latterly Release The Groove, where he could be found well into the twenty-first century. A close association with Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson saw him repping for the big fella when Trouble was unable to do his Kiss FM radio show, and as the resident alongside him at Trouble’s much loved Loft Sessions in Camden. He also played on many pirates, at all the best parties in London, Europe and beyond. Jeremy’s position as the go-to guy behind the capital’s hippest record store counters saw many visiting US jocks passing him records that barely saw the light of day in a scene where superb new tunes were coming thick and fast. Therein lie the roots of this compilation … a collection of overlooked, unreleased, and just hard-to-find gems to put alongside some of the better-known and overplayed classics of the era.

With Jeremy’s beloved New York vibe predominant, there are also productions here from Chicago, the UK and elsewhere. Some tunes which DID hit relatively big back in the day like UBQ Project We Can Make It and Susan Clark Deeper are represented here by alternative mixes (the latter from the criminally under-rated Benji Candelario), those who only know of Roger Sanchez as a bigroom commercial producer/DJ might be surprised to know that his early days were marked by some of the deepest productions around (check his mix of Tribal House Mainline), ditto Sandy Rivera, here in his early KOT persona, while an unreleased track from ‘Mad’ Moses predates his mid-90s heyday. UK house hero Jimi Polo’s Take Me Higher only ever appeared as a poor quality bootleg, while Hollywood Beyond’s track became a classic at New York’s Shelter club and is revived for no better reason than it’s due a revival. There’s an early track from Soul Dhamma that never came out, linking this to the later ‘90s period, Jeremy’s own exclusive mix of Karen Anderson I Work Hard To Love You, and much more besides, all evoking an era when house’s roots in black music and affinity with disco were far more in evidence. Which, for anyone directed this way via ‘EDM’ explains our kinda ‘spiritual’ title … because, kids, house music, it’s a spiritual thing…

KEY SELLING POINTS
Complimenting BBE’s Henry Street Music collection exemplifying The era of classic House Music as much as Trax and Nu-Groove, this album unearths rare and previously unreleased underground classics
Compiled by Jeremy Newall whose position as the go-to guy behind London’s hippest record store counters during the 1990’s saw many visiting US jocks passing him records that barely saw the light of day in a scene where superb new tunes were coming thick and fast. Therein lie the roots of this compilation
Album features little known works by Roger Sanchez, Sandy Rivera, Terry Hunter and Jimi Polo
Press and radio campaign in key territories and online viral campaign Available from 27.11.2015

Lesiman – Here & Now Vol.1 & 2 (2CD) (Schema Easy Series)
Friday, June 5th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Funky and abstract atmospheres, dark and dramatic moments, exotic solutions and soul drifts – everything contributes to create a unique music soundscape – 70s library music by the Italian soundtrack composer Paolo Renosto, who released his library music compositions under the alias “Lesiman”.

2CD SCEB924CD
Release: 05-06-15
Lesiman – Here & Now Vol.1 (LP+CD)
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lesiman – Here & Now Vol.1 (LP+CD)

Image: 1596897 Funky and abstract atmospheres, dark and dramatic moments, exotic solutions and soul drifts – everything contributes to create a unique music soundscape – 70s library music by the Italian soundtrack composer Paolo Renosto, who released his library music compositions under the alias “Lesiman”.

“Music especially created for films, television, radio, publicity and industrial use”. The disclaimer coming with these two records – Here And Now 1 & 2 – puts a smile on our lips and brings us back to more culturally innocent and naive times. A quick listen is enough to realize that this is top quality material (even if often hidden behind weird and mysterious titles), which can’t be compared to anything released in recent times.

Paolo Renosto, the person behind the moniker Lesiman and the author of these two albums, was a composer, an experimenter, a music teacher and a piano player – an artist with the amazing skill of mixing together pop(ular) atmospheres and learned quotes. Born in Florence in 1935 (he died in Reggio Calabria in 1988), Renosto studied with Luigi Dallapiccola and Bruno Maderna, he also was a member of the Associazione Nuova Consonanza of Roma. He obviously joined, for some time, the renowned Gruppo d’Improvvisazione, with Franco Evangelisti and Domenico Guaccero.

When he started collaborating with RAI, he began working in the field of sound dubbing – which he contributed to radically change, mixing different influences such as jazz and orchestral music to create music for tv shows. His long artistic career developed around many partnerships, following different paths, always in complete freedom: Renosto worked for theatre, but also wrote – with his friend and colleague Ennio Morricone – wonderful movie soundtracks. Like the one used for the cult horror movie Un angelo per Satana (directed by Camillo Mastrocinque in 1966) or that of Irene, Irene (directed by Peter Del Monte), but he also worked – almost anonymously – on many western and “poliziotteschi” movies.

Then, and we’re talking about the two amazing albums you’re holding in your hands right now, Renosto/Lesiman created many high profile sound dubbings which are now very rare collector items. Besides the Here And Now series, devoted to funk and criminal-jazz, Lesiman recorded other gems deserving to be rediscovered, like High Tension (another series) for the iconic Vedette label.

It’s hard to choose one of these two reissued volumes: they create some kind of unique body of work and they’re best enjoyed as a whole. In volume one you can find one of the most famous tracks of his career in sound dubbing – the hypnotic and contemporary sounding Moto centripeto – but also other brilliant compositions such as Bagliori, Via nell’autunno, Le regole del gioco and Segni cromatici.

Volume two, on the other hand, features the famous Playcar – which was sampled by rapper Fabri Fibra – with its swing and lounge mood, but also Permanenza, Controcorrente, Ciclo interrotto and Cristalli.

Tracklisting

A1 Bagliori
A2 Impulsi
A3 Cerchio Doppio
A4 Moto Centripeto
A5 Via Nell’Autunno
A6 Direzioni
A7 Segni Cromatici

B1 Colloquio
B2 Terminale
B3 Le Regole Del Gioco
B4 Rollin’
B5 Melos Blue
B6 Passaggio
B7 Relazioni

Originally releasesd on Vedettre Records in 1973 Available from 05.06.2015

Lesiman – Here & Now Vol.2 (LP+CD)
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lesiman – Here & Now Vol.2 (LP+CD)

Image: 1596898 Funky and abstract atmospheres, dark and dramatic moments, exotic solutions and soul drifts – everything contributes to create a unique music soundscape – 70s library music by the Italian soundtrack composer Paolo Renosto, who released his library music compositions under the alias “Lesiman”.

“Music especially created for films, television, radio, publicity and industrial use”. The disclaimer coming with these two records – Here And Now 1 & 2 – puts a smile on our lips and brings us back to more culturally innocent and naive times. A quick listen is enough to realize that this is top quality material (even if often hidden behind weird and mysterious titles), which can’t be compared to anything released in recent times.

Paolo Renosto, the person behind the moniker Lesiman and the author of these two albums, was a composer, an experimenter, a music teacher and a piano player – an artist with the amazing skill of mixing together pop(ular) atmospheres and learned quotes. Born in Florence in 1935 (he died in Reggio Calabria in 1988), Renosto studied with Luigi Dallapiccola and Bruno Maderna, he also was a member of the Associazione Nuova Consonanza of Roma. He obviously joined, for some time, the renowned Gruppo d’Improvvisazione, with Franco Evangelisti and Domenico Guaccero.

When he started collaborating with RAI, he began working in the field of sound dubbing – which he contributed to radically change, mixing different influences such as jazz and orchestral music to create music for tv shows. His long artistic career developed around many partnerships, following different paths, always in complete freedom: Renosto worked for theatre, but also wrote – with his friend and colleague Ennio Morricone – wonderful movie soundtracks. Like the one used for the cult horror movie Un angelo per Satana (directed by Camillo Mastrocinque in 1966) or that of Irene, Irene (directed by Peter Del Monte), but he also worked – almost anonymously – on many western and “poliziotteschi” movies.

Then, and we’re talking about the two amazing albums you’re holding in your hands right now, Renosto/Lesiman created many high profile sound dubbings which are now very rare collector items. Besides the Here And Now series, devoted to funk and criminal-jazz, Lesiman recorded other gems deserving to be rediscovered, like High Tension (another series) for the iconic Vedette label.

It’s hard to choose one of these two reissued volumes: they create some kind of unique body of work and they’re best enjoyed as a whole. In volume one you can find one of the most famous tracks of his career in sound dubbing – the hypnotic and contemporary sounding Moto centripeto – but also other brilliant compositions such as Bagliori, Via nell’autunno, Le regole del gioco and Segni cromatici.

Volume two, on the other hand, features the famous Playcar – which was sampled by rapper Fabri Fibra – with its swing and lounge mood, but also Permanenza, Controcorrente, Ciclo interrotto and Cristalli.

Tracklisting

A1 Permanenza
A2 Controcorrente
A3 Radura
A4 Confronto
A5 Messaggio
A6 Telescrivente
A7 Stabilità

B1 Schegge
B2 Diversioni
B3 Derivazione
B4 Plycar
B5 Cristalli
B6 Ciclo Interrotto
B7 Ripresa

Originally releasesd on Vedettre Records in 1974 Available from 05.06.2015

Various – Spiritual Jazz Vol.6 – Vocals (Jazzman)
Friday, March 13th, 2015 | Tags: ,
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Spiritual Jazz 6: Vocals examines some of the rarest and most extraordinary vocal jazz recordings. All tracks fully licensed and digitally restored from the original master tapes. Comprehensive liner notes with added individual notes on each track and original stories direct from the musicians involved.

CD JMANCD076
Release: 13-03-15
Spiritual Jazz 6: Esoteric, Modal and Deep Jazz Vocals 1960-86
Friday, February 27th, 2015 | Tags: ,
Posted in Magazine, News | Comments Off on Spiritual Jazz 6: Esoteric, Modal and Deep Jazz Vocals 1960-86

‘Esoteric, Modal and Deep Jazz Vocals 1960-86’ – The power of the human voice, especially when held in song, has long been known to be immensely influential, potent and emotive across all of humankind. When conveying a message, the spoken word – whether in speech, poetry or song – is infinitely more evocative than that […]

Boris Werner
Monday, October 6th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Boris Werner: a charismatic leading figure of the house music scene, who is forever young at heart. He has promised himself he will continue to keep pushing dance floors and promoters worldwide. It isn’t easy not to fall under his spell when he plays his sound that is filled with lush grooves, thick baselines and […]

Various – Feelings In Colour
Friday, September 5th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Feelings In Colour

Image: 1590462 Please note significant price increase! “F.I.C” is an initiative by Darker Than Wax (Singapore) and Cascade
Records (France), independent labels from different continents have come
together to present a very special and heartfelt project.
This LP marks a milestone, besides being an exclusive collaboration
between the labels – it also features a conglomerate of many different
artistes from all over the world.
Resonating with the covert ideology and movement within the creative
independent sphere in the two Metropolitan cities of Singapore and Paris –
both spearheaded by dedicated locals who push to develop the alternative,
forward thinking culture within their respective cities, while inadvertently
appealing and reaching out to international talents and fans.
With stalwarts from the likes of Amin Payne (Australia), OhBliv (USA),
ILL SUGI (Japan), Samuel Truth (New Zealand), Milo Mills (Austria),
Trian Kayhatu (Holland), Monk (France), .. and founders of Darker Than
Wax, Cosa Nostra (Singapore) – this release speaks great volumes that yield
an amazing experience.
While genres are disparate – hiphop, future beats, deep house etc.. – the
creative concept isn’t. From the minor details of thoughts put into it, to the
artistes’ passion and competence, every single contribution is accounted
for into making this a really special affair.
“Feelings in Colour” is the thread that weaves the music into the movement-
cut from the same cloth. We truly hope you enjoy listening, as much as we
did putting this together.

SIDE A
1. Amin Payne – Connected Ft. K-Saba
2. Bugseed – Inner City Blues
3. Sir Froderick – You
4. Fitz Ambro$e – Etzout

SIDE B
5. Ohbliv – Need You Klose
6. Repeat Pattern – Y’all Humans
7. Ill Sugi – BUBA
8. Zo aka La Chauve-souris – 40 Degreez

SIDE C
9. Cosa Nostra – Get Closer
10. Maxx Mortimer – Don’t Hesitate
11. Koetry – Somebody
12. Milo Mills – I Need You

SIDE D
13. Philippe Edison x Professa – E=MC2
14. Trian Kayhatu – Beats For B
15. Samuel Truth – Let You Go
16. Monk – Chill
17. Wayvee – 7.Thirty
Available from 15.08.2014

Nath & Martin Brothers – Money
Friday, April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nath & Martin Brothers – Money

Image: 1587890 The Martin Brothers are pioneers of the Nigerian Funk and Afrobeat scene. Besides many releases under their own name, as the Tabansi Studio Band they lit up innumerable recoding sessions — it’s them on Pax Nicholas’ Na Teef album, for example, and the same team is behind the legendary Saxon Lee & The Shadows International LP.

Money is the Martins at their deepest and heaviest — tearing, wailing, mid-seventies funk, heady with spirituality. Superbad from start to finish with no let-up.

Original copies are amongst the most sought-after of all African and funk records on the international collectors’ scene. It seems there is just a tiny handful of copies at large.

The tracks were originally laid down at Ginger Baker’s ARC recording studio in Lagos and later mixed down at London’s Tin Pan Alley Studios. The audio restoration and remastering for this re-issue was done at Abbey Road. Available from 14.03.2014

Hans Koller – Minor Meetings 1958 (Sonorama)
Friday, February 21st, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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From collectors’ archives: Rare 1958 recordings of “The Hans Koller New Jazz Stars” at the peak of their art, restored from radio tapes and original EPs. Lost work by one of Europe’s leading tenor saxophonists from the Golden Age of cool and modern jazz.

CD SONOC79 / LP SONOL79
Release: 21-02-14
From collectors’ archives: Rare 1958 recordings of “The Hans Koller New Jazz Stars” at the peak of their art
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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From collectors’ archives: Rare 1958 recordings of “The Hans Koller New Jazz Stars” at the peak of their art, restored from radio tapes and original EPs. Lost work by one of Europe’s leading tenor saxophonists from the Golden Age of cool and modern jazz, featuring Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Helmut Reinhardt (bars), Peter Trunk (b), Hans […]

Wareika
Monday, November 11th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Wareika started as a creative project in summer 2007. Actually school friends Jakob Seidensticker and Henrik Raabe had started a band called “The Havana Boys” some years ago and where kind of a house-band for the famous Mojo Club in Hamburg. While playing another gig in the holy halls Florian Schirmacher, already famous with projects […]

Till von Sein
Monday, July 15th, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Till von Sein

Till von Sein is a typical urban kid; growing up in the nineties with skateboarding and hip hop, he was running his own street wear shop for seven years until 2006 when he decided to focus 100% on his music career. Besides working as the booking agent for a number of infamous German acts, Till […]

Jahcoustix
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Jahcoustix

An uplifting single release of “World Citizen” featuring Shaggy, Live-shows on Europe’s biggest Festivals such as Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, an official invitation of Germany’s president as well as an inspirational songwriting trip to Jamaica – that was 2012! In 2013 Jahcoustix is back to celebrate his 10th anniversary and the release […]

Jahcoustix
Monday, June 3rd, 2013 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Artists, Magazine | Comments Off on Jahcoustix

An uplifting single release of “World Citizen” featuring Shaggy, Live-shows on Europe’s biggest Festivals such as Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, an official invitation of Germany’s President as well as an inspirational songwriting trip to Jamaica – that was 2012! In 2013 Jahcoustix is back to celebrate his 10th anniversary and the release […]

Various – Mirror To The Soul
Friday, May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Mirror To The Soul

Image: 1580399 Over two years in the making, Mirror to the Soul is a new documentary film about the Caribbean, a unique collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and British Pathé, made up entirely of newsreel footage (short news pieces of two or three minutes in length) filmed during the period 1922-1970.

British Pathé was established in London in 1910 to produce newsreels screened in cinemas throughout Britain before main feature films. In the 1950s, to compete with the new medium of television, Pathé began adding entertainment, cultural, musical and educational stories to hard news items. Pathé eventually closed production in 1970 after accumulating over 3,500 hours of documentary history and Soul Jazz Records/Films were given full access to these film vaults for the making of this new film.

As well as offering an insight into aspects of West Indian life, the film allows us to see how a private British film company presented a Caribbean identity to the outside world. Consequently the film tells us as much about British society and its own identity and values – especially in regard to attitudes towards its colonies and former-colonies – as it does those of the Caribbean itself.

The relationship between the Caribbean and Britain is explored through features and footage of the onward diaspora of West Indians to the ‘motherland’, from the fascinating footage of the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948 (including an interview with new arrival Lord Kitchener) to racial troubles and more.

This film presents many aspects of Caribbean life to the viewer. From Calypsonians to banana plantations, from Voodoo ceremonies to revolutionaries, as well as hurricanes, stingrays and flying fish, colonialism and independence, water diving, carnival – all presented together here into a uniquely fascinating document.

As well as the West Indian islands this film also includes footage of Venezuela, Belize, Colombia and Florida, USA, which form the wider Caribbean region. It documents the changing relationship between a number of islands and their friends or enemies – such as, for instance with Cuba and the USA – as we see with footage from the Cuban revolution onwards.

“A compelling work which looks to situate the history of the Caribbean as a part of the history of Britain. It provokes questions of national identity, authorship and representation. In using a non-chronological structure, the film takes on new meaning as a kaleidoscopic, Chris Marker-esque investigation of memory. A powerful, jigsaw-like testament to the beauty and importance of archive footage.”
British Film Institute

Music CD 1: CD One: Caribbean Jump-Up, Mambo and Calypso Beat 1954-77
Big sounds from small islands! This album is a whistle-stop musical journey through the Caribbean stopping off at Trinidad, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and more along the way as Caribbean Jump-Up, Mambo and Calypso Beat all feature in this upfront selection of heavyweight Caribbean dance tunes from 1954-77! Includes loads of killer ska, mambo and latin jazz, calypso, tropical funk and more. Artists include Irakere, Cachao, Slim Smith, Celia Cruz, El Gran Combo, Edmundo Ros, Lord Flea, Techniques, Carlos Malcolm, Count Ossie and more!

BONUS Music CD Two: Afro-Caribbean Music Up From The Roots 1994-2013
Soul Jazz Records have been recording Afro-Caribbean music for the last 15 years, travelling to and documenting roots styles in the Caribbean region. This authentic Afro-Caribbean music is at the source of many popular styles of today and the album is a selection of Soul Jazz Records’ productions and includes music from Cuba, Haiti, Colombia, Guadeloupe and Belize.

Featured here are Caribbean music styles all of which have a 600-year connection with Africa as their heartbeat, with music – especially the drum – a spiritually significant link to the heritage of much of the West Indies.

Whilst popular music in the Caribbean has produced many new styles such as reggae in Jamaica, calypso in Trinidad, salsa and mambo in Cuba, zouk in Martinique and Guadeloupe, Afro-Caribbean roots music remains a constant throughout. This music retains its power today – a musical concept both forward looking and creative as well as remaining steeped in tradition.

This album includes 21st century recordings of Haitian Voodoo and Rara music, Cuban Santeria and Latin Jazz, Gwo-Ka from Guadeloupe, Paranda and Dugu from Belize and more besides in this fascinating journey through some of the many roots musical styles of the Afro-Caribbean. Available from 10.05.2013

Various – Mirror To The Soul (Deluxe 180g+DVD+MP3)
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Mirror To The Soul (Deluxe 180g+DVD+MP3)

Image: 1580398 ‘Mirror to the Soul: Music, Culture and Identity in the Caribbean 1920-72’. Deluxe Limited edition 2x 180gm LP + Download + DVD + Insert.

The Film: A Documentary Film About British Pathé In The West Indies 1920-72.
Over two years in the making, Mirror to the Soul is a new documentary film about the Caribbean, a unique collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and British Pathé, made up entirely of newsreel footage (short news pieces of two or three minutes in length) filmed during the period 1922-1970.

British Pathé was established in London in 1910 to produce newsreels screened in cinemas throughout Britain before main feature films. In the 1950s, to compete with the new medium of television, Pathé began adding entertainment, cultural, musical and educational stories to hard news items. Pathé eventually closed production in 1970 after accumulating over 3,500 hours of documentary history and Soul Jazz Records/Films were given full access to these film vaults for the making of this new film.

As well as offering an insight into aspects of West Indian life, the film allows us to see how a private British film company presented a Caribbean identity to the outside world. Consequently the film tells us as much about British society and its own identity and values – especially in regard to attitudes towards its colonies and former-colonies – as it does those of the Caribbean itself.

The relationship between the Caribbean and Britain is explored through features and footage of the onward diaspora of West Indians to the ‘motherland’, from the fascinating footage of the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948 (including an interview with new arrival Lord Kitchener) to racial troubles and more.

This film presents many aspects of Caribbean life to the viewer. From Calypsonians to banana plantations, from Voodoo ceremonies to revolutionaries, as well as hurricanes, stingrays and flying fish, colonialism and independence, water diving, carnival – all presented together here into a uniquely fascinating document.

As well as the West Indian islands this film also includes footage of Venezuela, Belize, Colombia and Florida, USA, which form the wider Caribbean region. It documents the changing relationship between a number of islands and their friends or enemies – such as, for instance with Cuba and the USA – as we see with footage from the Cuban revolution onwards.

“A compelling work which looks to situate the history of the Caribbean as a part of the history of Britain. It provokes questions of national identity, authorship and representation. In using a non-chronological structure, the film takes on new meaning as a kaleidoscopic, Chris Marker-esque investigation of memory. A powerful, jigsaw-like testament to the beauty and importance of archive footage.”
British Film Institute

Music CD 1: CD One: Caribbean Jump-Up, Mambo and Calypso Beat 1954-77
Big sounds from small islands! This album is a whistle-stop musical journey through the Caribbean stopping off at Trinidad, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and more along the way as Caribbean Jump-Up, Mambo and Calypso Beat all feature in this upfront selection of heavyweight Caribbean dance tunes from 1954-77! Includes loads of killer ska, mambo and latin jazz, calypso, tropical funk and more. Artists include Irakere, Cachao, Slim Smith, Celia Cruz, El Gran Combo, Edmundo Ros, Lord Flea, Techniques, Carlos Malcolm, Count Ossie and more!

BONUS Music CD Two: Afro-Caribbean Music Up From The Roots 1994-2013
Soul Jazz Records have been recording Afro-Caribbean music for the last 15 years, travelling to and documenting roots styles in the Caribbean region. This authentic Afro-Caribbean music is at the source of many popular styles of today and the album is a selection of Soul Jazz Records’ productions and includes music from Cuba, Haiti, Colombia, Guadeloupe and Belize.

Featured here are Caribbean music styles all of which have a 600-year connection with Africa as their heartbeat, with music – especially the drum – a spiritually significant link to the heritage of much of the West Indies.

Whilst popular music in the Caribbean has produced many new styles such as reggae in Jamaica, calypso in Trinidad, salsa and mambo in Cuba, zouk in Martinique and Guadeloupe, Afro-Caribbean roots music remains a constant throughout. This music retains its power today – a musical concept both forward looking and creative as well as remaining steeped in tradition.

This album includes 21st century recordings of Haitian Voodoo and Rara music, Cuban Santeria and Latin Jazz, Gwo-Ka from Guadeloupe, Paranda and Dugu from Belize and more besides in this fascinating journey through some of the many roots musical styles of the Afro-Caribbean. Available from 10.05.2013

Mukunguni – New Recordings From Coast Province (+CD)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mukunguni – New Recordings From Coast Province (+CD)

2×10″, with CD! Field recordings of the Mijikenda tribes, made in different spots in and around Mukunguni village, coastal Kenya, throughout September 2011: mostly healing music (especially for mental problems), but also love-songs, and spiritual cont…

Acting, Thinking, Feeling: the Stark Reality’s complete works
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Acting, Thinking, Feeling marks the first time that psychedelic jazz ensemble The Stark Reality’s Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop album has been reissued in full (the 2003 Stones Throw Records anthology Now only contained half of the original album’s music). The anthology also contains the band’s out-of-print Roller Coaster Ride (first issued as 1969 on […]

Dominik Eulberg
Monday, December 10th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Dominik Eulberg

In the early morning hours you might happen to run into Dominik Eulberg at a lake shore thatched with reeds, standing there all by himself with his telescope. There, where nobody disturbs him, he follows his hobby: to observe birds. If the passionate ornithologist is for once not on the tracks of his feathered friends, […]

Tom Trago
Monday, October 22nd, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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Tom Trago (b. 1983, Amsterdam) has been operating at the forefront of electronic music for the past ten years. Started playing records as a local Amsterdam DJ – and soon abroad – holding down residencies and making underground radio to promote new music, he quickly moved to producing his own sound. Now one of Rush […]

Till von Sein
Monday, October 1st, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Till von Sein

“Till von Sein is the master of arrogance, mostly because he rocks crispy white tee’s with catchy slogans on them for like maybe two or three uses tops and then throws them away. Plus whenever he’s buying sneakers, homeboy always cops two pair. I mean, if that ain’t keeping it really real in Berlin, than […]

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