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Frankie Paul – Respect – Original Songs By Dennis Brown (Boom Shot Records)
Monday, March 18th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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From “No Man Is An Island” to “Love Has Found Its Way” with many other stops on Brown’s musical map this set finds a reggae great honoring the tradition of a reggae great: and of course, with respect.

CD BS2116CD
Release: 15-03-13
DJ Sureshot present his highly anticipated new project The Sureshot Symphony Solution
Monday, September 17th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Taking the next step in his own musical evolution, DJ Sureshot is proud to present his highly anticipated new project, The Sureshot Symphony Solution. Blending hard-hitting hip hop beats seemlessly with lush live jazz-rock instrumentation, The Sureshot Symphony Solution is the perfect marriage of modern funk and psychedelic boom bap. With the popularity of soul-channeling […]

Buckshot
Thursday, January 27th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Buckshot is the co-founder of Duck Down Music and the lead MC for Black Moon & Boot Camp Clik. Known as one of the most formidable emcees and hardest working men in hip-hop, Buckshot a.k.a. The BDI Thug, is the very definition of the term, “grinding.” His trademark facial expressions and laid back rhymes depict […]

KRS-One & Buckshot
Monday, September 7th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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After making their indelible marks on the game luminaries KRS-One and Buckshot, arguably two of the games most prolific emcees, will link up to give fans a collaborative album entitled “Survival Skills”. The project will be released on Duck Down Records.

KRS-One & Buckshot
Monday, August 17th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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After making their indelible marks on the game luminaries KRS-One and Buckshot, arguably two of the games most prolific emcees, will link up to give fans a collaborative album entitled “Survival Skills”. The project will be released on Duck Down Records.

Hip-hop legends KRS-One and Buckshot join forces …
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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After making their indelible marks on the game luminaries KRS-One and Buckshot, arguably two of the games most prolific emcees, will link up to give fans a collaborative album entitled “Survival Skills”. The project will be released on Duck Down Records. With guests ranging from Mary J. Blige, Slug Of Atmosphere, K’NAAN, Talib Kweli, Immortal […]

Various – Total Reggae – Special Request (2CD)
Friday, January 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Total Reggae – Special Request (2CD)

Image: 1608091 Für die neueste Ausgabe der “Total Reggae” 2CD Nice Price-Serie hat sich das VP-Expertenteam diesmal dem Thema Sound System & Soundclash verschrieben und präsentiert eine wahre Fundgrube an Aufnahmen, die dafür prädestiniert sind bei den Events und dem Wettbewerb “Wer ist das bessere Soundsystem?” zum Einsatz zu kommen. Hier finden sich auf klassische Riddims (u.a. “Stalag”, “Hot Milk”, “Real Rock”, “Fade Away”, “Rockfort Rock”, “Street Sweeper”, “General”) die wichtigsten Hits (= Boom Shots), aber auch Rares von Johnny Osbourne, Cocoa Tea, Sugar Minott, Tenor Saw, Barrington Levy und von vielen anderen relativ unbekannten Künstlern, die bis dato nur Soundsystem-Insidern ein Begriff sind. Für eine weiteres Gütesiegel sorgen u.a. die Produzenten Bobby “Digital” Dixon, Winston Riley, King Jammy, Steely & Clevie, Jah Screw, Winston “Wee Pow” Powell (Stone Love Movement), Augustus “Gussie” Clarke. Mit dem einsetzenden Erfolg von Roots & Dub, Modern Roots & Dancehall/Ragga/Bashment ab Mitte der 90er Jahre kam es auch in Deutschland, Österreich und in der Schweiz zu vielen Neugründungen von Sound Systems – in der Regel ein Team odern auch in Personalunion a) dem Selector, verantwortlich für die Musik b) dem MC, die Person die das Mikrophon im Griff hat und mit dem Publikum kommuniziert c) dem Operator, der für einen top-a-top Sound der Höhen, Mitten und speziell den Bässen zu sorgen hat – keine größere Stadt, die nicht durch einen regelmäßig stattfindenden Reggae-Event versorgt ist und den jamaikanischen Pionieren nacheifert. Diese Doppel-CD mit 40 Tracks kommt in einem Cleartray-Jewelcase mit einem informativen Infotext im 8-Seiten Booklet vom Experten Harry Wise und ist durch viele aberwitzige Einlagen diverser Vokalakrobaten auch den Fans von HipHop/Rap/Urban Culture zu empfehlen. Available from 24.02.2017

Jean-Marie Bolangassa – Brazzaville Percussions EP
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jean-Marie Bolangassa – Brazzaville Percussions EP

The founder member of Afro-disco legends M’Bamina wickedly go-betweening Congolese roots and swingeing techno: three boom shots of raw, virtuosic percussion, threaded with complex drum-machine programming and sparse synths.https://soundcloud.com/sofri…

El Mahdy Jr – Last Breath
Friday, August 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on El Mahdy Jr – Last Breath

Image: 1591167 2 long-awaited boom shots from the master of post-national spaces & sonics. “Last Breath” is a plunge into dark realms, cavernous spaces, & worlds of echo. “Last Deal” shows love for classic dub w/a huge, sparse riddim. Usual packaging. Available from 01.08.2014

Tony Aiken & Future 2000 – Unity Sing It Shout It
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tony Aiken & Future 2000 – Unity Sing It Shout It

Image: 1584078 Tony Aiken & Future 2000 waren Mitte der Siebziger eine aufstrebende New Yorker Disco Band, auch karibische und afrikanische Einflüsse einbezogen. Ihre starken Arrangements, pulsierenden Beats und einzigartige Orchestrierung machten sie zu Darlings der Szene. Tony Aiken arbeitete später mit Künstlern wie Dennis Brown, Frankie Paul, Chosen Few und einigen anderen zusammen. Boom Shot präsentiert das Album als Wiederveröffentlichung mit diversen Bonustracks. Available from 27.09.2013

Total Reggae – Special Request
Monday, February 20th, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Für die neueste Ausgabe der “Total Reggae” 2CD Nice Price-Serie hat sich das VP-Expertenteam diesmal dem Thema Sound System & Soundclash verschrieben und präsentiert eine wahre Fundgrube an Aufnahmen, die dafür prädestiniert sind bei den Events und dem Wettbewerb “Wer ist das bessere Soundsystem?” zum Einsatz zu kommen. Hier finden sich auf klassische Riddims (u.a. […]

“Total Reggae – Special Request”: 40 essentielle Tunes für Freunde jamaikanischer Soundsystem-Kultur
Monday, February 13th, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Für die neueste Ausgabe der “Total Reggae” 2CD Nice Price-Serie hat sich das VP-Expertenteam diesmal dem Thema Sound System & Soundclash verschrieben und präsentiert eine wahre Fundgrube an Aufnahmen, die dafür prädestiniert sind bei den Events und dem Wettbewerb “Wer ist das bessere Soundsystem?” zum Einsatz zu kommen. Hier finden sich auf klassische Riddims (u.a. […]

Black Uhuru (Tribute) – King Jammy Presents: New Sounds Of Freedom (Greensleeves / VP Records)
Friday, August 12th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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A re-generation for a nu-generation with all exclusive recordings!

CD VP25202 / LP VP25201
Release: 12-08-16
Old Skool or Nu Skool – King Jammy still a rule!
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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A re-generation for a nu-generation with all exclusive recordings! Mr. Lloyd James aka Prince Jammy aka King Jammy (or simply Jammy’s) updates his 1977 Black Uhuru album classic with an all-star voiceover artist line up of both current core and heritage heroes Alborosie, Chronixx, Gentleman, Kabaka Pyramid, Dre Island and U Roy, Shaggy alongside Beenie […]

Chino aka Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor presents his first longplayer for Europe on VP Records …
Monday, May 23rd, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Chino aka Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor presents his first longplayer for Europe on VP Records. It showcases a variety of styles to re-define the boundaries of contemporary Jamaican music. The album was produced and co-written by younger brother Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor (who also produced Mavado, Sean Paul, a.o.) – Chino is primed to be the […]

Chino
Thursday, May 19th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Blessed with awe inspiring rhyming skills and an arsenal of sharpened lyrics that could be classified as weapons of mass instruction when it comes to making hit songs, Jamaican sing-jay Daniel “Chino” McGregor also possesses a rich, robust singing voice perfectly suited to silky, romantic pleas. With his innate ability to create songs that incorporate […]

DJ Andy Smith Presents – Reach Up – Disco Wonderland
Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Andy Smith Presents – Reach Up – Disco Wonderland

Image: 1615761 Best known to most people for his early work as a Portishead collaborator and International tour DJ, Andy Smith earned his ‘Legendary’ title among crate diggers in 1998 when he released seminal mix album ‘The Document’. In the years since, Andy has continued to live up to his reputation as one of the finest and most creative DJs on the planet, tirelessly digging in the crates and emerging with pure gold. Following in the footsteps of his 2006 exploration of Trojan’s mighty reggae vaults and his two compilations exploring funk music from New Orleans and Jamaica, Andy turns his attention to disco and boogie for the very first time.
The concept for ‘Reach Up – Disco Wonderland’ was born from ’Reach Up’, a DJ collective founded by Andy in 2012 to reflect the spirit of legendary NYC clubs such as Paradise Garage and Studio 54. ‘Reach Up’ showcases 80s boogie, disco and proto house, the foundations upon which dance music culture was built. As you might expect, Andy Smith’s selections for the album are not only delightfully obscure but highly memorable. Many titles will spark recognition, having been sampled for more contemporary hip hop and R&B tracks. Disco & Boogie this compilation may be, but it’s been put together with a b-boy mentality. As Andy himself puts it “At my ‘Reach Up’ and ‘Boombox’ nights a fair few of these will have been played, but interestingly some of these tracks might well get played at more ‘hip hop orientated’ nights i do too because of the disco breaks: tracks like “T Connection” & “Freedom.” Containing a raft of undeniable dance-floor fillers and slept-on anthems, ‘Reach Up – Disco Wonderland’ also at times displays that indefinable, other-worldy, almost eerie sonic fingerprint that’s been present in Andy’s productions and DJ sets since day one. Above all, this album is testament to a youthful obsession with home taping. As Andy puts it: “just being able to officially put these tracks out that i used to play on my ghetto blaster in the streets is an amazing thing!”

Tracklist:
A1 Don Laka – I Wanna Be Myself
A2 Freedom – Get Up & Dance
A3 Advance – Take Me To The Top
B1 Jimmy Ross – First True Love Affair (Reach Up Re-edit)
B2 Sure Thing – Holding You Tight (Extended DJ Mix)
C1 Joanne Wilson – Got To Have You (Whiskey Barons Re-edit)
C2 Neddy Smith – Give It Up
C3 T-Connection – Groove To Get Down
D1 Jimmy Young – Times Are Tight
D2 World Premiere – Share The Night
E1 Jimmy Bo Horne – Is It In
E2 Tamiko Jones – Let It Flow
F1 Cloud 1 – Patty Duke
F2 Shot – Main Thing
F3 Disco Dub Band – For The Love Of Money Available from 17.11.2017

Various – IF Music Presents Black Saint & Soul Note
Friday, September 15th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – IF Music Presents Black Saint & Soul Note

Image: 1612003 IF Music and BBE present You Need This: An Introduction to Black Saint & Soul Note Records (1975 to 1985) Compiled by Jean-Claude.

Tracklist:
Side A A1 Don Pullen feat. Sam Rivers – Joycie Girl
A2 Enrico Rava – Il Giro Del Giorno in 80 Mondi
Side B
B1 Hamiet Bluiett – Oasis
B2 John Stubblefeld – Confessin’
Side C
C1 Henry Threadgill’s Air – B.K.
C2 Billy Bang Sextet – The Nagual Julian
Side D
D1 M’Boom – Mr Seven
Side E
E1 George Adams & Dannie
Richmond – Joobubie
Side F
F1 Rava String Band – Verde Que EuTe Quero Ver
F2 Archie Shepp – Down Home New York

Following two successful volumes of ‘Journey Into Deep Jazz’ on BBE, proprietor of London’s ‘IF Music’ record store and walking musical encyclopedia Jean-Claude kicks o? a new “Introduction To…” album series with this a?ectionate retrospective of sister labels Black Saint and Soul Note. Cited by some as Italy’s answer to Blue Note, Black Saint and Soul Note have together amassed a catalogue in excess of fve hundred albums between 1975 and 2008. Founded by Giacomo Pellicciotti (producer of Enrico Rava’s seminal “Katcharpari” album), Black Saint scored a home run with it’s very frst release: Billy Harper’s 1975 “Black Saint” LP, the follow-up to his much lauded “Capra Black” album on Strata-East. Following the blueprint laid down by iconic Italian jazz imprint Horo, Black Saint started life catching recording sessions with American artists as they passed through Italy on tour, as well as releasing Stateside recordings. For nearly three years Black Saint released a plethora
of jazz albums by the great and good of the Free-Jazz movement: Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Oliver Lake, Muhal Richard Abrams, Malachi Favours and Hamiet
Bluiett, to name but a few. At the same time, the label was struggling fnancially and a series of owners came and went in quick-fre succession. In 1978, the
company was fnally bought by Giovanni Bonandrini and his team, who by 1979 had launched a second label, the brilliant Soul Note. As Black Saint had done
previously, the frst release on the ?edgling sister-label had to be another by Billy Harper. The two labels went onto enjoy much critical acclaim during the mid to late
‘80s, winning ‘The Down Beat Jazz Award’ from 1984 through to 1989. Even Sun Ra and his Arkestra got in on the act, his 1989 epic “Hours After” was released on
Black Saint.
A snapshot of Black Saint and Soul Note’s frst ten years, this album presents only the very choicest cuts, lovingly remastered to vinyl. If you’re already a fan of
these labels, you should delight in Jean-Claude’s selections, while if you’ve never come across these jazz jewels from Lombardy / Italy, this compilation will
surely blow you away.

About the series:
A side-bar to Jean Claude’s ‘Deep Jazz’ album series, ‘An Introduction To…’ aims to highlight an artist or, as is the case for this frst volume, a particular label that
might have gone unnoticed by all but the most ardent collectors.

For Fans Of: Mikes Davis, Archie Sheep, Sun Ra, Inner City Records, Strata, Gilles Peterson, Art Blakey Available from 20.10.2017

Sylford Walker – Lamb’s Bread (Expanded Edition) (Greensleeves)
Monday, January 2nd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Finest roots anthems from the late 70ies by the legendary singer Sylford Walker newly compiled and re-issued with the seal of quality of the Glen Brown production and the King Tubby mix.

CD VPGS70512
Release: 13-01-17
Marq Spekt & Blockhead – Keep Playin
Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Marq Spekt & Blockhead – Keep Playin

Image: 1607066 MarQ Spekt and Blockhead have teamed up once again for a new
album titled Keep Playin. The duo’s latest project is a follow-up to
their 2014 LP JustPlayWitIt, one of that year’s best yet most slept-on
projects. The Broady Champs MC and acclaimed producer link up
to craft yet another gem that any underground hip-hop fan is sure
to enjoy.
The duo’s new album features 13 tracks filled with MarQ Spekt’s
unique brand of grilchy rhymes paired up with Blockhead’s modern
twist on boom bap production. Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Conway
the Machine and Karniege are among the notable guests on this
exclusive vinyl release.

• Limited edition vinyl release
• Critically acclaimed album featured in XXL, 2Dopeboyz and
other notable sites
• Blockhead weaves futuristic Boom Bap soundscapes built
specifically for MarQ Spekt’s signature brand of grilchy rhymes
• Features include legendary Sadat X of Brand Nubian and
rising newcomer Griselda Records’ own Conway the Machine
• A solid album mean to be played front to back and then back
again

1. Keep Playin Intro
2. Ghost Recon
3. Razors In The Pyramid (Vibrations)
4. Devils Island Storyteller Ft. Sadat X
5. Quualude 5
6. Blades Of Steel
7. Insomnia Ft. C-Shotta
8. Catarax Ft. Karniege
9. Got Word From Filadel Castro On The Run
10. Point Break Ft. Conway, HPONE, Buze Bruvaz
11. Quualude 1
12. 88 Barz
13. Here You Go Available from 16.12.2016

Juju Rogers & Bluestaeb – LIT – Lost In Translation (LP+MP3)
Saturday, October 29th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Juju Rogers & Bluestaeb – LIT – Lost In Translation (LP+MP3)

Image: 1607284 LIT is a snapshot of Bluestaeb und JuJu Rogers’ musical endeavors in Fall 2016. Both had a successful 2015 & 2016 with highly acclaimed albums and a European support tour of Oddisee for JuJu Roogers. Both musicians are working on new solo albums and both of them are not happy with having the “boom bap” stamp forced on them. Their perspective is about progression, live music, changing the formula and going new ways. This doesn’t mean that they’re blindly following trends but to question and adapt one’s own formula. In the case of lit it means adding live musicians to the equation, going for a sound that refines the direction they took on their previous releases.

With regard to content, JuJu’s raps on the project deals with the important questions of our time. The trend word „lit“ becomes „LIT“, an abbreviation for “lost in translation” and a metaphor for the disconnection from trends of our society in general and hip hop especially. Racism, police brutality, gangsta rapper turning activists while still following a pattern of hate and destruction. Bluestaeb’s productions fluctuates from soulful and smooth to raw and gritty without sounding redundant or interchangeable.

Be on the lookout for Bluesteab’s and JuJu’s solo albums dropping in 2017.

“This record is dedicated to the wretched of the earth. The weak and poor. To the people all around the world less privileged than us who are forced to live under even worse circumstances. The criminalized, racialized and marginalized people of this planet. RIGHT ON! ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!”

Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/juju-rogers
https://soundcloud.com/bluestaeb
Available from 02.12.2016

Big L – Lifestyles Ov Da Poor & Dangerous (20th Anniversar
Saturday, December 12th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Big L – Lifestyles Ov Da Poor & Dangerous (20th Anniversar

Image: 1601301 20th Anniversary Deluxe CD box contains 72-page hardcover book with filled with photos and liner notes by Chris Faraone.

2015 was the 20th Anniversary of this undisputed New York classic from the late, great, Harlem MC, featuring production from D.I.T.C. legends Showbiz, Buckwild and Lord Finesse. As fans have come to expect, Get On Down gives this incredible record the respect it deserves with this unique reissue package. The album itself was another shot across the bow of mid-90s pundits who were prophesizing the death of New York’s boom-bap dominance. Alongside recent classics from Nas, Biggie, Mobb Deep and Smif N Wessun, Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous laid out the ascendancy of another visionary MC who could throw down brags punchlines with the best of them, but who never veered away from truly thoughtful lyrical dialogue.Most tracks on the album feature slower tempos, which gave the soon-to-be-immortalized MC the chance to fully explore a range of flows and approaches. Cases in point include the two commercial singles – “Put It On” and “MVP” – as well as the promo-only single “Street Struck,” the latter produced by Lord Finesse and containing perhaps L’s deepest rhymes on the album. There are also some great posse cuts here, starting with “8 Iz Enuff,” which was all about exposing L’s crew (including Herb McGruff, Mike Boogie and Buddah Bless), and the amazing “Da Graveyard,” which let established peers like Lord Finesse and Grand Daddy I.U. flow alongside another newcomer to the scene named Jay-Z. Less-renowned but no less crucial album cuts like “All Black” and “I Don’t Understand It” help to tie it all up in a beautiful boom-bap package, with production by and from legends in the game that vaulted Big L into the national spotlight. L would be tragically taken from us in 1999, so this album – along with 2000’s posthumous The Big Picture – will always be special to fans. Big L was a huge talent with the world in front of him, and it’s only right to celebrate his life again on the 20th Anniversary of the album that started it all for him.
This unique set features an in-depth liner notes booklet written and compiled by journalist Chris Faraone. The CD configuration is housed in a deluxe box with original album artwork wrapped around the cover.

PUT IT ON • MVP • NO ENDZ, NO SKINZ • 8 IS ENUFF • ALL BLACK • DANGER ZONE
STREET STRUCK • DA GRAVEYARD • LIFESTYLEZ OF DA POOR & DANGEROUS
I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT • FED UP WIT THE BULLSHIT • LET ‘EM HAVE IT “L” Available from 22.01.2016

Special Ed – Youngest In Charge
Friday, September 11th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Special Ed – Youngest In Charge

Image: 1599495 Special Ed’s debut LP presented in a gatefold jacket with liner notes by Brian Coleman that include interviews with Ed and Howie Tee.

In 1989, Hip-Hop was truly bona fide. It had shed the “just a gimmick” tag years before, as it showed not only artistic growth,
but serious sales numbers. In short, it was here to stay.
After the explosion of Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy in New York and the rise of the West Coast seen in multiplatinum
successes by N.W.A. and Ice-T, the music started to truly expand, letting new voices and approaches join the party
and make their own waves. One of those was a young man from Brooklyn who went by the name Special Ed. Only 16 when
his debut hit shelves (and then quickly flew off them), his age was indeed just a number. Beyond any gimmicks, Ed had serious
skills.
Fortunately, Ed found his way into the recording studio with fellow Brooklynite, Hitman Howie Tee. Howie had seen some
success as part of the group CD III earlier in the 80s, and also did uncredited production on the worldwide smash “Roxanne,
Roxanne” by UTFO in 1984. With skills and experience under his belt, he was waiting for his true “big moment.”
Ed was the MC that Howie had been waiting for, and together they made history. Once it hit, Howie’s instincts were proved
correct – Youngest In Charge was a smash, rocked on radio, in clubs and on boomboxes around the world. It shot up the
Billboard 100 and Rap / R&B album charts with ease, and hit Gold status by the late ‘90s, proving the album’s staying power.
Even considering the novelty of Ed’s youth, the Youngest In Charge album stands very firmly on its own as a hip-hop classic,
the ultimate in late ‘80s New York brag swagger, with hit singles “I Got It Made” and “Think About It,” both which showed off
Ed’s battle stances and Howie Tee’s masterful, never-endingly catchy productions. Add to it deeper album cuts that still resonate
like “Taxing,” “Fly M.C.” and “I’m The Magnificent” (a later single, in 1990), and it brings you back to a time when hip-hop
was all about skills and chemistry. Special Ed and Howie Tee certainly had both, with dopeness to spare.

SIDE A:
Taxing
I Got It Made
I’m The Magnificent
Club Scene
Hoedown
SIDE B:
Think About It
Ak-Shun
Monster Jam
The Bush
Fly M.C.
Heds And Dreds Available from 09.10.2015

Jigmastas – Grassroots – The Prologue (Deluxe Edition)
Friday, August 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jigmastas – Grassroots – The Prologue (Deluxe Edition)

Image: 1597582 BBE is proud to present Jigmastas Grassroots (The Prologue Deluxe Edition), lovingly re- mastered in full, expanded form, along with added bonus material & rare B sides

TRACKLISTING LP
A1. Intro
A2. Lyrical Fluctuation 2000 Spinna Mix feat. Mos Def, Mr Complex, Pharoahe Monch, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Talib Kweli
A3. Across The Globe
A4. Keep On Rockin
A5. Matrimony
B1. Awareness
B2. Lyrical Fluctuation Original Mix feat. Mr Complex, Pharoahe Monch, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Talib Kweli
B3. Thief’s Theme
B4. Outro
C1. Beyond Real
C2. Dead Man’s Walk
C3. Iz You Dee
C4. Hip Hop
D1. Chandon feat. Monet
D2. Semi-Precious
D3. If
D4. Comments To The Sure Shot

NYC hip-hop in the ’90s fixated on streets-centric authenticity. Being “real” – musically, ethically, biographically – was paramount. From their first release, however, Brooklyn’s Jigmastas proudly defined themselves by nobody’s measure
of validity but their own. While others chased the so-called real, DJ Spinna and Kriminul claimed “Beyond Real,” the title of their 1996 independent single on the label of the same name, a debut gem that established their M.O. as purveyors
of sonic sophistication and everyman truths.

“I don’t give a fuck about your keys of coke/Glocks that you claim you tote/ Lyrics that you say you wrote/ Or even if you slit your throat/ What I’m saying is nowadays nothing matters/ My intellect’s above your head you couldn’t reach with Jacob’s ladder/ You say it’s real, son/ I’m sayin’ it’s beyond that” – Jigmastas, “Beyond Real”

Formed in 1991 in the County of Kings, this DJ/produceremcee combo in the tradition of Gang Starr and Pete Rock & CL Smooth showed enough promise to spark considerable, though ultimately unconsummated, major label interest. Such
apparent setbacks would prove fortuitous, though, as the Jay I Gees found themselves amongst the important participants in a burgeoning NYC underground hip-hop movement alongside pre-Rawkus indie crews like Co Flow, Natural E and Bobbito Garcia’s Fondle ’Em camp. As subsequent releases more than aptly demonstrated (the metaphorical minded “Chandon”, a “World Is Yours”-esque paean to self-determination, “Iz You Dee”, the purist manifesto “Hip-Hop” etc.) being beyond real wasn’t just a philosophical ethos but a musical one as well – Spinna’s predilection for Moog synth riffs, vocal chorales, and
other inventively chopped and diced samplescapes complementing Krim’s gravelly verses with an otherworldly air.

Jigmastas dropped a single LP – 2001’s Infectious – during the duo’s most active period. But the collection of non-album material that forms the core of this fine sequel (or prequel given the bonus inclusion of so many essential early singles)
that you now hold in your possession serves as a reminder of the potency and timelessness of their talents. From Spinna’s classic breakbeat dissections on “Lyrical Fluctuation 2000” through Kriminul’s effortlessly fluid performance on “Thief’s Theme” some might call this that vintage NY boom-bap. A more accurate, and complimentary, descript is that it simply sounds like the Jigmastas. Long may they keep on rockin’.

KEY SELLING POINTS
BBE is proud to present Jigmastas , lovingly re- mastered in full, expanded form, along with added bonus material & rare B sides
Album features Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli & Mr Complex
Full participation of Jigmasta’s producer DJ Spinna, available for interview
Press and radio campaign in key territories and online viral campaign

For Fans of: Pharoahe Monch, DJ Premier, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, DJ Spinna

http://djspinna.com/ Available from 18.09.2015

Alvin Cash & The Registers – Sweatin’
Friday, May 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Alvin Cash & The Registers – Sweatin’

“Sweatin’ (Do What You Want To)” was recorded in 1965 at One-derful! Records in Chicago, but never issued. It features Cash, assisted by a male chorus, chanting lyrics playing off a host of then current dances, The Twist, Boomerang, Pony, Shake, and T…

Cypress Hill – Phuncky Feel One/How I Could Just Kill A Man (RSD)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Cypress Hill – Phuncky Feel One/How I Could Just Kill A Man (RSD)

Image: 1595605 The second single from Cypress Hill’s legendary debut presented for Record Store Day 2015
in a high gloss black on black UV coated outer jacket emblazoned with the Cypress Hill logo.
Inside, the 7” is housed in a full color recreation of the art from the original 12” issue. In the early 1990s, a dark force began to rise in Los Angeles, fueled by classic ‘80s New York boom-bap and equally inspired by
evil-tinged rock groups from the 1970s, like Black Sabbath. Just like that era of Los Angeles itself, pre-Riots and pre-The Chronic,
Cypress Hill – producer and DJ Muggs with main MC B-Real and his lyrical partner Sen Dog – brought the city’s bubbling unrest to
the surface, bathed in weed smoke and exploring injustices done to the underclass by both the Police State and the Government.
Technically a “Double A-Side,” Cypress Hill’s first single, from 1991, took a minute to penetrate the rap scene at large. Once it took
hold, though, there was no turning back. Part of the delay may have been the aural dichotomy shown here – “The Phunky Feel One”
is a ridiculously funky groover, laced with liquid flows that might not create a full-on party vibe, but certainly brought listeners to the
brink of the dancefloor. The flip, which eventually became the group’s breakthrough (thanks in part to its use in the climax to the film
“Juice”), was a claustrophobic exploration of the gang lifestyle and mindset that was prevalent in the LA of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.
“Here is something you can’t understand,” the chorus snarled, “How I could just kill a man.”
According to group members, “Phunky Feel” was their record label’s choice for the A-Side, and “Kill A Man” was the song they themselves
wanted to show the world with their first shot. No matter which way you slice it, the single showed an impressive range in just
two songs – a complexity which would soon be fully exposed with the group’s debut LP later that year.
This limited edition Record Store Day release is a black vinyl 7-inch recreation of the original 12”, featuring the single’s classic
artwork on a printed 7” jacket, plus a special matte black 2nd outer sleeve, embossed with the seminal skull design.
Available from 18.04.2015

DJ JS-1 – It Is What It Isn’t
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ JS-1 – It Is What It Isn’t

Image: 1591737 DJ JS-1 von der Rock Steady Crew veröffentlicht mit “It Is What It Isn’t” sein sechstes Album. Er ist bekannt für seinen traditionellen Boom-Pap Stil, gescratchte Hooks und eine lange Liste renommierter Gäste. Dieses Album steht wieder in dieser Tradition und enthält Features von Erick Sermon (EPMD) KRS-One, Murs, Fashawn, Buckshot, Ill Bill, Slaine (La Coka Nostra), Torae, Homeboy Sandman, O.C., Artifacts, Sadat X, Ras Kass und vielen mehr. Available from 17.10.2014

Shawn Lee – Golden Age Against The Machine
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Shawn Lee – Golden Age Against The Machine

Image: 1588336 Golden Age Against The Machine is a total passion play. A living audio love letter to The Golden age of hip-hop. For Shawn this spans the early 80s to mid 90s. Like many other musicians, sample based production effected him deeply. It permeated the how and what of his musical performances. The sonic qualities of his productions, the arrangements and his drumming, in fact his whole approach. Hip-hop at it’s best was fresh raw and unconventional. There is something magical about grabbing a loop from an old funk record and layering it with some strings from an easy listening record and pitching down a horn stab from a jazz record and a guitar lick from a psych rock Record and then pinning it down with a fat beat!!! Shawn loves the pick and mix aesthetic of hip-hop music. His personal connection goes back to the early 80s, playing live accompaniment on drums vamping on Chic’s Good Times while budding rappers would pass the mic doing their bedroom rhymes. A year or 2 later, playing Rufus’ Ain’t Nobody while b-boys break danced to it. From there, he moved on to programming beats on Linn drums, Dmx’s, SP 12 & 1200’s and MPC drum machines. Not to mention, he is the same “Shawn Lee” that made all those drum break records back in the 90’s. So he’s not new to this, simply true to this!!!
In terms of inspiration, Prince Paul and De La & and his old friends The Dust Brothers producing the Beastie’s Paul’s Boutique, laid down the gauntlet/blue print for sample based productions. 3 Feet High still stands tall for him after all this time. For Golden Age he employed a similar mind set for much of the album except for not using samples. He played everything from scratch, this includes every one note stab, lick and drum beat. Every little nugget a production in it’s own right. It certainly kept him busy and was a rewarding process. “There ain’t no school like the Old School Y’all “… This is Golden Age Against The Machine. Sure shot!!!!

KEY SELLING POINTS:
• Stellar cast of guests including Ohmega Watts, Ugly Duckling, Miles Bonny & Princess Superstar
• Shawn Lee wrote it, performed it (except the horns) and produced it, all original productions
• Shawn Lee is about to go on tour with Kellis, as a session musician and songwriter, he has worked with an array of globally renowed artists such as Kylie Minogue, The Sugar Babes, as well as soundtracking ads for Jaguar and BMX

For Fans Of:
3 Feet High and Rising, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist, DJ Jazz Jeff The Magnificent – and of course Shawn Lee

TRACKLISTING
1. Forward to the Past
2. Stay on Course feat. Braille
3. Back to the Future feat. MC Think-Tank
4. Rock Steady feat. Lightheaded
5. We Got the Jazz feat. Ohmega Watts
6. Boom Bap
7. Big Bad Wolf
8. Hip Hop Harp
9. Wake Up feat. Miles Bonny
10. Christophe feat. Busdriver
11. I Just Had A Baby feat. Princess Superstar
12. Jackie Chan feat. Earl Zinger
13. Ashes to Ashes feat. Andy “The Undertaker” Cooper
14. School House Funk
15. Baby Breakin’ feat. MC Shawny Shawn
16. Marimba
17. Muson Magic Available from 02.05.2014

Delta Heavy – Apollo
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Delta Heavy – Apollo

Image: 1588596 We’re excited to present Delta Heavy’s first release of 2014! Ben & Si have been hard at work on their next level new material. Concentrated lockdown business: the explosive fruits of this dedication are set to be unleashed throughout the year. The ‘Apollo’ EP is the first of such harvests… ‘Apollo’ has recently enjoyed ‘intro tune’ status for many of Andy C’s sets. A startling, heart-stopping agenda-setter, every single element tingles with heavyweight production electricity. We ignite with emotive synths, subtle snake-like percussion and a riff so stimulating it could motivate the dead. Deep throat bass shots tease before the drop, then BOOM: when the full bassline and tungsten-tipped drums kick in, there is no avoiding the prize-fighting level of power. Immaculately massive. Next up: ‘The World Is Yours’. As the title implies, there’s an overwhelming sense of uplift coded into every twist and turn. A contemporary roller rich in textures and melodic subtleties, positivity seeps from every ingredient as we wriggle and writhe to the multiple layers of thick basses and lush, spine-melting synth flourishes. Finally, as a digital exclusive, we have ‘Badboy Style’. Rudeness abounds as Si and Ben fuse some of the most distinctive genre-setting rave sounds with a bashy contemporary riddim. Comparisons to The Prodigy should never be handed out lightly, but in this case it applies, savage, solid and sizzling with dancefloor heritage, this sings to every raver from every era. ‘Badboy Style’… It’s in the name! Three incredible workouts from two of drum & bass’s most talented individuals, 2014 is going to be yet another vintage year for Delta Heavy. Stay tuned for more next level business very soon.

A. Delta Heavy – Apollo
AA. Delta Heavy – The World Is Yours Available from 04.04.2014

Various – Rock It, Don’t Stop It (comp.by Sean P)
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Rock It, Don’t Stop It (comp.by Sean P)

Image: 1587136 BBE present their first step into a new wave of disco rap albums planned for 2014 with their essential new collection Rock It, Don’t Stop It compiled by Sean P.

Without doubt, funk is the father of hip-hop – and although disco is sometimes viewed as somewhat anathematic to that movement, it’s worth remembering that for a while at least, it provided the vehicle that brought rap out of New York and presented it to the world – and the
results of these divergent musical styles crossing paths still resonate around the globe.
It’s easy to forget or play down the importance of the Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ – an unusual, clever novelty record that was cocksure and playful, which burned up the commercial airwaves in 1979. It was followed swiftly by Kurtis Blow’s ‘Christmas Rapping’, which also charted and gave Top Of The Pops its first on-stage rapper in early 1980. Although it wasn’t yet referred to as hip-hop in the UK, rap had already made itself known to the record-buying public at large – and as the rap 12-inch single was barely a year old, this was an incredible feat for such a nascent scene.
The largely independent rap releases which had been slowly but steadily trickling out of the US would occasionally, like Sugarhill’s appropriation of Chic’s ‘Good Times’, take their musical cues from popular club tracks of the day – and disco-derived rap records were plenty. ‘Rock It… Don’t Stop It!’ features a selection of forgotten or relatively obscure rap singles from the ’79-‘83 period, universally known as ‘old school’, which fall into this category. Inspiration for these vignettes from hip-hop’s evolution range from classic party rockers by Cheryl Lynn, through to Yazoo (and, no doubt, ‘Rapper’s Delight’) and the featured MCs give it their best shot with humour, earnestness and everything in-between. Although most of these hail from New York state, the under-represented Massachusetts shines alongside a prominent player which at the time had yet to find its own distinctive voice – Los Angeles.
Hip hop and rap are now a dominant force in contemporary music and have constantly adapted to stay relevant, drawing on and absorbing all around them. ‘Rock It… Don’t Stop It!’ goes back over 30 years to their collective big bang moment.

KEY SELLING POINTS:
• ‘Disco Rap’ a genre seldom been compiled, this album includes some of the most influential tracks from the period, none of which have appeared on a compilation before.
• This album provides us with the blueprints to what has become known as Hip Hop
• Limited Double LP includes free CD with all the tracks from the CD
• Essential first step to a wave of disco rap albums from BBE in 2014, which includes Shawn Lee’s brand new album Golden Age Against The Machine

Tracklisting CD
1. Hardkore – Boom
2. Cat Claw And The Better Love Crew – The Golden Rule
3. Jazzy 4 Mcs – MC Rock
4. Terry Lewis And Wild Flower – The People’s Message, Take Two
5. Mr. Sweety “G” – At The Place To Be
6. Rappers Rapp Group – Rappin’ Partee Groove
7. Rickey G. & The Everloving Five – To The Max
8. Sinister Two – Rock It, Don’t Stop It
9. The Jackson Two – Oh, Yeah
10. Kevin Fleetwood and The Cadillacs Of Sound – Sweat (The B Side)

For Fans Of
Sugar Hill Gang / Grand Master Flash, Nile Rodgers, Daft ‘Disco’ Punk, Kon & Amir, Mr Thing’s Strange Breaks Compilation series, Johnny D’s Disco
Jamms

www.bbemusic.com Available from 21.03.2014

Marco Polo – Port Authority 2: The Directors Cut
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Marco Polo – Port Authority 2: The Directors Cut

Image: 1585723 “My sound is definitely boom bap, I could never deny that. But I feel like it’s an updated sound,” says Marco, born Marco Bruno, who started making music in 1999 after buying an MPC drum machine with student loan money. The MPC and a pack of Newports as his sole accomplices, Marco made a bold move to NYC in 2001. As an assistant Engineer at renowned recording studio, The Cutting Room, MP honed technical skills and got to know some of the rap game’s finest as he refined his production chops.
The Marco Polo production credit quickly began to hold more and more weight, with production placement on projects from legends such as Masta Ace and Boot Camp Click. MP’s discog of features, collaborations and solo projects grew steadily, leading to the 2007 release of the critically acclaimed “Port Authority.” This debut production album – featuring a who’swho of
MC heavyweights including Large Professor, Kool G Rap and Buckshot – was a career milestone that claimed his place as one of the new school’s most respected beatmakers. Fueled by the excitement of these collaborations and the exposure they have provided, his focus remains on his love of producing songs with his favorite MC’s and DJ’s. Fall 2013 will see the release of the long-awaited, most anticipated followup production album “PA2: The Director’s Cut.”

The lead single is a tribute to the late Keith Elam of Gang Starr, known to most as Guru, who passed away on April 19, 2010 due to complications from cancer. In addition, Marco reunites Organized Konfusion on “3-O-Clock” and King Tee and MC Eiht bring the hydroponic flows on “West Coast Love.” On the aptly titled “Astonishing” Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C. and Tragedy Khadafi trade bars over a monster beat featuring scratches by DJ Revolution. “The album is called ‘PA2: The Directors Cut,’ because it’s 19 songs. If you’ve got A.D.D. this is not the album for you.”

01 “3-O-Clock” f. Organized Konfusion (Pharoahe Monch & Prince Po)
02 “Savages” f. Slaine, Celph Titled & ill Bill
03 “Earrings Off” f. Rah Digga
04 “Can’t Get Enough” f. Big Twin, Nature & F.T.
05 “Astonishing” f. Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C. & Tragedy Khadafi
06 “6 Trill” f. Last Emperor
07 “West Coast Love” f. MC Eiht & King Tee
08 “Wrong Girl” f. Reach & Reggie B
09 “Drunken Sleuth” f. Invincible
10 Michael Rapaport Intermission
11 “Emergency Man” f. Malcolm & Martin (scratches by
12 “Strange Brew” f. Gangrene (Oh No & Alchemist)
13 “What They Say” f. Kardinal Offishall, Lil Fame (of M.O.P.) & Styles P.
14 “Parental Discretion” f. Breezly Brewin
15 “Underdogs” f. Supastition & Shylow
16 “R U Gonna Eat That” f. The Doppelgangaz
17 “Sucka Free” f. Blaq Poet, Hannibal Stax & Panchi (of NYGz)
18 “G.U.R.U.” f. Talib Kweli & DJ Premier
19 “Glory (Finish Hard)” f. Masta Ace, A.G.,Posdnuos (of De La Soul) & Dion Jenkins Available from 20.12.2013

Intercity Sound Association – Phillysound (Sonorama)
Monday, September 24th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Rare German disco-funk album from 1975, produced and arranged by Klaus R. Nagel and Fritz Muenzer. Twelve instrumental tracks for the dancefloor in a Phillysound style.

CD SONOC69 / LP SONOL69
Release: 21-09-12
Rare German disco-funk album from 1975 by Intercity Sound Association
Thursday, September 13th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Rare German disco-funk album from 1975, produced and arranged by Klaus R. Nagel (of “Joy Unlimited” fame) and Fritz Muenzer. Twelve instrumental tracks for the dancefloor in a Phillysound style, recorded with various musicians and destined almost exclusively for the promotion at TV and radio stations. One of the few sophisticated and powerful LP adaptations […]

Busy Signal
Thursday, April 12th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Deejay Busy Signal’s rendition of the Commodores’ 1985 hit “Night Shift” transformed a tribute to departed music legends into a romantically crooned reggae come-on, while his sweet, seductive plea for “One More Night” a triumphant one-drop conversion of Phil Collins’ 1985 hit topped numerous reggae charts around the world in 2010. The overwhelming response to […]

Sanchez
Monday, August 15th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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It’s been over 15 years since that rich, impossibly sensitive voice first cast its spell on reggae fans with a reinterpretation of Simply Red’s “Lady In Red.” When Sanchez takes on a proven R&B hit, he doesn’t just rekindle the torch, he sets the airwaves on fire. Born Kevin Anthony Jackson, Sanchez grew up in […]

“Riddimentary” – a selection of classic tracks from the Greensleeves reggae catalogue …
Monday, January 31st, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Thomas Wesley Pentz aka Diplo – one half of the production team behind the popular hybrid reggae project Major Lazer lends his eclectic ear and considerable talents as a reggae selector to Riddimentary, a guided tour through 15 classic tracks from the Greensleeves reggae catalogue. The continuous blended mix covers twenty plus years of cutting […]

New album by Boston hip hop duo 7L & Esoteric …
Thursday, October 28th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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New album by Boston hip hop duo featuring Inspectah Deck, Sadat X, ILL Bill, Evidence, Alchemist, Celph Titled, Vinnie Paz, Reef The Lost Cauze & Statik Selektah. Over here at the 7L & Esoteric company store we swear by authenticity and being up front with our patrons. We’ve given you a lot of music over […]

Suff Daddy opens up the next round in the “Hi-Hat Club” series …
Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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Welcome to the world of Suff Daddy. Drunken boom-bap madness with a contemporary state of mind. Dope beats, sick samples and twisted Mini-Korg licks, fuelled with weed and Pilsetten. This is not your average Prenzelberg producer. Suff Deezy is on his own shit. He has laced beats for Miles Bonny, Oddisse, Kissey Asplund and Flomega, […]

Debut album by Brooklyn native Fresh Daily …
Monday, July 20th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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Good music, dope flows, fresh tees and kicks define the personal style of Brooklyn native Fresh Daily, a rising lyricist who is taking an impressive multifaceted approach to hip hop. As an emcee and graphic designer, this artist’s persona and prowess make it hard to disagree with his self-proclaimed title of himself as “the New […]

Detroit’s Royce Da 5’9″ is back with his brand new album …
Friday, November 7th, 2008 | Tags: ,
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The nickel-nine spitter, Royce Da 5’9″ is back with “The Album,” the brand new album from M.I.C. Records. Royce is most known for the 2000 single “Boom,” a DJ Premier-produced street banger or for his appearance on the Willa Ford hit, “I Wanna Be Bad” – however, he earned his rhyming stripes through his affiliations […]

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