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Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Blow Your Head / Same Beat (Pt.1)
Friday, January 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Blow Your Head / Same Beat (Pt.1)

Image: 1608462 Reissue of promo only 7″ 45 from the The JB’s album Damn Right I am Somebody. Orders ASAP please – limited numbers as ever.

A-Side – ‘Blow Your Head’

One of the greatest funk tracks of all time and extremely rare on 7″. The combination of neck snapping uptempo breakbeat and crazy synth makes this an instantly recognisable classic. It’s also one of the most sampled tracks of all time most notably by Public Enemy, De La Soul, Aaliyah, Bomb The Bass and DJ Zinc.

B-Side – ‘Same Beat’

Downtempo heavy funk instrumental showcasing the JB’s sound at its best. Syncopated drums, mellow guitar and horns augmented with a rhythmic chant. Tracks like this defined the sound of “solid funk” for all time.
Available from 10.02.2017

Leslie Podkin / Lilyann Carol – You Won’t Need No Money / Ooo-Poppa-Doo
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Leslie Podkin / Lilyann Carol – You Won’t Need No Money / Ooo-Poppa-Doo

Image: 1602815 Leslie Podkin’s fantastic ‘You Won’t Need No Money’ is a real oddball tune which shows the extent to which the original popcorn DJs dug deep to find records from every angle. Defying strict genre conventions, this is neither R&B, Jazz, Pop, or Latin, but instead has a strong flavour of all of them. Best just to call it popcorn then, and really superior popcorn it is. On the other side, as ever, another winner for your money, a female vocal led, mid-50s big band R&B showstopper in the form of ‘Ooo-Poppa-Doo’ by Lilyann Carol.
Available from 25.03.2016

Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Damn Right I Am Somebody
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Damn Right I Am Somebody

Image: 1601507 “To me, happiness is Fred Wesley playing his horn.” – James Brown

In 1974 one of James Brown’s most important band-leaders and sidemen –
trombonist Fred Wesley would release not one but two albums as a leader including
Damn Right, I Am Somebody. Starting with an evocative cover it was clear to fans
that this album wasn’t all about a party. Deep messages abound in the songs here,
such as the nearly 10-minute workout “I’m Paying Taxes, But What Am I Buying.”
Social messages aside, Fred and his assembled JBs were a party-moving funk
machine at heart, as heard on “If You Don’t Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try It
Again Paarty” and the laid-back groove of “Same Beat” (with prototypical sampling of
Jesse Jackson exhorting an audience to chant “I am / Somebody”). Nestled among
these raise-your-fist classics is one of the most experimental funk cut ever made:
“Blow Your Head,” known to relatively modern listeners as the backbone of Public
Enemy’s “Public Enemy #1” (from 1987).
Get On Down pays reverent tribute to this classic by pressing it on 150-gram vinyl,
housed in a 1970s style Stoughton jacket. In addition, the package comes with a 22”
x 22” poster featuring the original cover art.

A1. Damn Right, I Am Somebody
A2. Blow Your Head
A3. I’m Payin’ Taxes, What Am I Buyin’?
B1. Same Beat (Pt. 1)
B2. If You Don’t Get It The First Time, Back Up & Try It Again, Parrty
B3. Make Me What You Want Me To Be
B4. Going To Get A Thrill
B5. You Sure Love To Ball

BUNDLED WITH A 22”x 22” POSTER! Available from 05.02.2016

Guy Blakeslee – The Middle Sister (LP+MP3)
Friday, December 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Guy Blakeslee – The Middle Sister (LP+MP3)

Image: 1601144 All instrumental immersion from visionary Los Angeles guitarist and songwriter.

The Middle Sister, released by Leaving Records, is an instrumental album by Guy Blakeslee, guitarist from Entrance. Side A is all acoustic, improvised guitar music. Someone said it “sounds like John Fahey and Sandy Bull with celestial nuance.” Side B is all electric. Its more-experimental – think Can, Terry Riley, “Noise Rock.”

1. Halcyon Movement 1
2. Halcyon Movement 2
3. Maja (Queen of the Storm) Movement 1
4. Maja (Queen of the Storm) Movement 2
5. Maja (Queen of the Storm) Movement 3
6. Maja (Queen of the Storm) Movement 4 Available from 15.01.2016

Fred Wesley & The New J.B.’s – Breakin’ Bread
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Fred Wesley & The New J.B.’s – Breakin’ Bread

Image: 1600774 So many times we refuse to go back and break bread with our parents, relatives and old friends… Times are tough, the
economy is rough, everybody’s tryin’ to make a dollar. Sometimes you get away from yourself. Won’t you go back and
break bread, while we still have some to break?
So implored James Brown, Fred Wesley and even album engineer Bob Both, on the back cover liners of the 1974 soul
classic Breakin’ Bread. Times were indeed tough for everyday folks in the waning days of the Nixon era. Escape-ism was
needed. Humanity sometimes seemed to be in short supply.
But James Brown and his assembled People Records roster were always there to take soul music fans away from their
everyday trials and tribulations, even while occasionally funking up negative situations (for instance, “Rockin’ Funky
Watergate,” one of the centerpieces of this album). The heavy grooves laid down by trombonist and bandleader Fred
Wesley, saxophonist and arranger St. Clair Pinckney and Fred’s assembled “New J.B.’s” were, almost literally, comfort for
the ears.
1974 saw a vortex of superfunk coming out of James Brown’s People Records stable, and this platter wasn’t even the only
J.B.’s album that year (see also: Damn Right, I Am Somebody, also reissued by Get On Down). But it is one that added to
the powerful musical and social legacy of that crew. It’s an air-tight, eight course meal, with most platters clocking in at
four delicious minutes each.
“Breakin’ Bread” is a truly memorable funk stew, with warm, call-and-response vocals, complicated-but-laidback soul,
and an important message – alluded to in the back cover plea. “I Wanna Get Down,” “Rice ‘N’ Ribs” and “Funky Music Is
My Style” all feature intricate, infectious grooves. In fact, there isn’t much time to catch your breath on Breakin’ Bread,
and that’s a beautiful thing.
Reissued on LP with a sumptuous, five-color, 22” x 22” poster of the cover art, all wrapped in a Stoughton Tip-On jacket
and thick polybag, there is never a bad time to revisit this classic (maybe replacing your worn-out original copy). Or, just
as importantly, let it blow your mind for the first time.

COMES BUNDLED WITH A 5-COLOR, 22”x 22” POSTER OF THE COVER ART!

A1. Breakin’ Bread
A2. I Wanna Get Down
A3. Little Boy Black
A4. Rice ‘N’ Ribs
B1. Rockin’ Funky Watergate
B2. Makin’ Love
B3. Funky Music Is My Style
B4. Step Child Available from 04.12.2015

Vicki Anderson / Fred Wesley & The JB’s – Message From The Soul Sisters / Blow Your Head
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Vicki Anderson / Fred Wesley & The JB’s – Message From The Soul Sisters / Blow Your Head

Image: 1599024 A collection of some of the rawest funk ever committed to plastic, vintage 45’s that no serious collector should be without. Fred Wesley & The JB’s ‘Blow Your Head’ from 1974 was produced by James Brown and also features Bobby Byrd on synth !

A. Vicki Anderson – The Message From The Soul Sisters
B. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Blow Your Head Available from 28.08.2015

Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Same Beat
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Same Beat

Image: 1598071 SIDE A: SAME BEAT (PT. 1) / SIDE B: SAME BEAT (PT. 2) / In 2014, Get On Down released the For The People Pt. 1 box set, which featured a selection of heavy funk 45s from James Brown’s 1970s imprint People Records, as a celebration of the label and its’ most famous singles. Now we’re proud to present the five singles available for individual sale, lovingly re-created with visuals taken from the original artwork! Though they already were known as a funk/soul force to be reckoned with, as the backing band to the Godfather himself, James Brown, The JBs distinguished themselves throughout the 1970s as a top-tier instrumental group in their own rite. 1973 saw the release of their single “Same Beat”, divided into two parts, spanning the A & B-Side of a 7″. Driven by sinuous organs and manic brass sections, and later sample-mined by Run-DMC, The Jungle Brothers, and Atmosphere. This deep funk must-have is now available as a standalone single for the first time in well over 30 years. Available from 07.08.2015

Leslie Butler Plus 3 – We’ve Only Just Begun
Friday, May 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Leslie Butler Plus 3 – We’ve Only Just Begun

Image: 1596705 Der jamaikanische Piano-Wizard Leslie Butler präsentiert mit “We’ve Only Just Begun” ein wunderbares Jazz Funk-Album, das jetzt als Re-Issue über Dub Store Records aus Japan wiederveröffentlicht wird. Obwohl es sich um eines der merkwürdigsten Alben in der Geschichte der jamaikanischen Musik handelt, bedient dieses Album nicht nur die Jazz Funk-/Rare Groove-Fans, sondern auch Reggae-Liebhaber. Available from 29.05.2015

Various (Diesler Presents) – A Little Something Radio
Saturday, January 10th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various (Diesler Presents) – A Little Something Radio

Image: 1594637 Der britische Produzent und DJ Diesler präsentiert “A Little Something Radio – Music From The Modern Soul Underground” mit Material von Labels wie Record Kicks, Wah Wah 45s, Wonder Wheel und First Word. Die Zusammenstellung beinhaltet Underground Hits von The Gene Dudley Group, Nickodemus, Third Coast Kings, Renegades Of Jazz oder Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra sowie zwei exklusive Tracks von Simbad und Leftside Wobble.

Reaktionen:
“Boundary pushing music right here!” – Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic)
“Gene Dudley Group really something special!” – Huey Morgan (BBC 6 Music)
“Souleance – da pure funkyness! Love this, will present on my radio show!” – Laurent Garnier (F Comm)
“Third Coast Kings play funk as I like it, down and dirty and with no compromise. Well done guys this is excellent!” – Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music)
“Seventy Three tune really nice twist on afrobeat!” – Mr Scruff (Ninja Tune)
“Leftside Wobble remix – really nice that” – Kev Beadle (BBE / Solar Radio) Available from 13.02.2015

Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Damn Right I Am Somebody
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Damn Right I Am Somebody

Image: 1592226 In 1974 one of James Brown’s most important band-leaders and sidemen – trombonist Fred Wesley would release not one but two albums as a leader including Damn Right, I Am Somebody. Starting with an evocative cover it was clear to fans that this album wasn’t all about a party. Deep messages abound in the songs here, such as the nearly 10-minute workout “I’m Paying Taxes, But What Am I Buying.”
Social messages aside, Fred and his assembled JBs were a party-moving funk machine at heart, as heard on “If You Don’t Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try It Again Paarty” and the laid-back groove of “Same Beat” (with prototypical sampling of Jesse Jackson exhorting an audience to chant “I am / Somebody”). Nestled among these
raise-your-fist classics is one of the most experimental funk cut ever made: “Blow Your Head,” known to relatively modern listeners as the backbone of Public Enemy’s “Public Enemy #1” (from 1987). Get On Down pays reverent tribute to this classic by pressing it on 150-gram vinyl, housed in a 1970s style Stoughton jacket in an 8-gauge custom polybag emblazoned with an embossed People Records logo. In addition, the package comes with a 22” x 22” poster featuring the original cover art, as well as a 7-inch flexidisc of the rare “Unrubbed Version” (without Moog) of Fred Wesley & The JBs’ 1973 single “Blow Your Head.” This version was only available previously on 2000’s James Brown’s Funky People Part 3 compilation.

A1. Damn Right, I Am Somebody
A2. Blow Your Head
A3. I’m Payin’ Taxes, What Am I Buyin’?
B1. Same Beat (Pt. 1)
B2. If You Don’t Get It The First Time, Back Up & Try It Again, Parrty
B3. Make Me What You Want Me To Be
B4. Going To Get A Thrill
B5. You Sure Love To Ball

7” Flexi-Disc – Blow Your Head (Unrubbed Version)

BUNDLED WITH A 22”x 22” POSTER!
FEATURES A BONUS PURPLE FLEXI-DISC!
PACKAGED IN A CUSTOM BAG WITH
THE PEOPLE’S RECORDS LOGO! Available from 07.11.2014

Leslie Butler Plus 3 – We’ve Only Just Begun
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Leslie Butler Plus 3 – We’ve Only Just Begun

Image: 1592461 Der jamaikanische Piano-Wizard Leslie Butler präsentiert mit “We’ve Only Just Begun” ein wunderbares Jazz Funk-Album, das jetzt als Re-Issue über Dub Store Records aus Japan wiederveröffentlicht wird. Obwohl es sich um eines der merkwürdigsten Alben in der Geschichte der jamaikanischen Musik handelt, bedient diese Album nicht nur die Jazz Funk-/Rare Groove-Fans sondern auch Reggae-Liebhaber. Available from 01.05.2015

Nathan Fake / Wesley Matsell – Black Drift / Bismuth
Monday, September 15th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nathan Fake / Wesley Matsell – Black Drift / Bismuth

Image: 1591756 One of the most consistently excellent artists within the Border Community fold, since impressing them with his simultaneously reflective, dance floor jams when just out of his teens in 2003, Nathan Fake is stepping out on his own. With his friend, fellow producer and DJ, Wesley Matsell, Fake has announced the launch of his new imprint, Cambria Instruments, with the first release set to be a split release between the pair.

In some ways the title of the imprint follows Fake’s interest in exploring the heritage of Britain – most notably on his 2012 record Steam Days, its tracks’ titles referencing several historical areas around his native Norfolk. “Cambria is a reference to both Wesley and I,” Fake explains. “He’s from Wales, and Cambria is an ancient English/Latin name for Wales, so we thought that summed up where the label was coming from.”

Teaming up with Matsell – himself a Border Community club staple – the pair’s first release on Cambria Instruments will be Fake’s nocturnal groove-laden track ‘Black Drift’, coupled with Matsell’s similarly crisp mixture of shifting percussion and submerged oscillations, ‘Bismuth’. Both tracks have a similarly hi-fidelity feel to them, coupled with – as Fake puts it – “new esoteric melodies and textures previously unheard from both artists”.

Details are yet to be confirmed on future releases from outside artists, but solo EPs from the co-founders can expected in the future. With Matsell’s far-reaching tastes in everything from fifties electroacoustic, acid house and early Detroit, through to hardcore and rave, nineties techno and noise, the thought of him joining up with Fake’s own naturally eclectically-informed mind is an exciting one indeed.
Available from 25.08.2014

Diesler & The Jazz Renegades – Rokko Loko
Thursday, December 12th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Diesler & The Jazz Renegades – Rokko Loko

Image: 1585604 Limitierte EP mit vier Tracks des Labels von Diesler und Alan Gubby (Jung Collective), zwei UK-Produzenten mit Renommee im Bereich Funk, Edits, Remixes und Electro-Grooves, die bereits für Labels wie Tru Thoughts, Soul Jazz, Freestyle und andere produziert haben. Available from 22.11.2013

Asterion / Diesler & Jazzinvaders – I See / The Sunchaser II
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Asterion / Diesler & Jazzinvaders – I See / The Sunchaser II

Image: 1582132 Das Buried Treasure Label wurde von Diesler (Jonathan Radford / Tru Thoughts) und Jung Collective (Alan Gubby / Tru Thoughts), zwei englischen Produzenten, ins Leben gerufen. Zunächst erscheinen zwei streng limitierte 7inches mit Beiträgen von Asterion, einem Pseudonym des Broken Jazz-, Funk- & Soul-DJs und Produzenten Adam Hurst sowie Diesler höchstpersönlich. Available from 09.08.2013

Hugh Turner Quartet / Diesler – Back To School / You’re Not Dead
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Hugh Turner Quartet / Diesler – Back To School / You’re Not Dead

Image: 1582131 Das Buried Treasure Label wurde von Diesler (Jonathan Radford / Tru Thoughts) und Jung Collective (Alan Gubby / Tru Thoughts), zwei englischen Produzenten, ins Leben gerufen. Zunächst erscheinen zwei streng limitierte 7inches mit Beiträgen des Hugh Turner Quartet, einem Kollektiv von Musikern unter der Leitung von Alan Gubby, dass schon für Amy Winehouse, Idjut Boys, Al Green, Edwyn Collins, US3 und andere aufgenommen hat, sowie einem Beitrag von Diesler höchstpersönlich. Available from 09.08.2013

Elvis Presley – Pocketful Of Rainbows / Crawfish
Sunday, July 21st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Elvis Presley – Pocketful Of Rainbows / Crawfish

Image: 1581627 Rockabilly, R&B or Soul – no matter what your bag, the one and only Elvis Presley has enough power, presence and panache to offer something for everyone, and here are two alternate takes from our favourite Elvis soundtracks, GI Blues and King Creole. ‘Pocketful of Rainbows’ is a more dancefloor friendly take with stronger rhythm section which was aching for 45 release, while on the flip we have an alternate take of ‘Crawfish’ with Jean “Kitty” Bilbrew matching Elvis in the mix.

A: Pocketful Of Rainbows (Take 14)
B: Crawfish (Take 7) Available from 01.07.2013

Ryan Leslie
Monday, October 22nd, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Harvard educated, Grammy nominated, producer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and exceptional talent, Ryan Leslie introduces to you his most ambitious artistic offering, his third studio album “Les Is More” as follower to his Grammy nominated R&B Album “Transition” released 2009. Written, arranged, produced, performed, with an unprecedented collection of related visual media directed and edited by […]

Ryan Leslie is ready to bring us his long awaited new album “Les Is More”
Monday, October 22nd, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Harvard educated, Grammy nominated, producer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and exceptional talent, Ryan Leslie introduces to you his most ambitious artistic offering, his third studio album “Les Is More” as follower to his Grammy nominated R&B Album “Transition” released 2009. Written, arranged, produced, performed, with an unprecedented collection of related visual media directed and edited by […]

Diesler – Tie Breakers (Unique Records / Social Beats)
Monday, June 7th, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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The LP features the vocal talents of Laura Vane, Stee Downes, Linda Bloemhard, regular Diesler collaborator Double Yellow and Caroline Ekstrom from Stockholm electronic group IOU.

CD UNIQ175-2
Release: 04-06-10
Diesler
Monday, March 2nd, 2009 | Tags: , , , ,
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Burnley based producer, DJ and band leader Jonathan Radford, aka Diesler, is a one-man bandito who grew up out in the sticks near Burnley and still resides in the surrounding valley. Early musical influences included a varied selection of artists including David Holmes, To Rococo Rot, Can, Andy Votel, Cherrystones, and The Remote Viewer to […]

Producer, DJ and band leader Diesler returns with the remix compilation “Tracks On The Rocks” …
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
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Burnley based producer, DJ and band leader Jonathan Radford, aka Diesler, returns with his first release since “The Rhythm Station” LP last year in the shape of remix compilation “Tracks On The Rocks”. The compilation which features 14 remixes, either by or for Diesler, combines styles ranging from hip hop, afro and jazz to broken […]

DIESLER isn’t afraid to let diversity do the talking …
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Martha High
Monday, November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Martha High

Original Funky Diva Martha High has been an integral part of James Brown’s life and career for more than 30 years. She was his backing vocalist, hair stylist, payroll master and his always loyal and reliable confidant. The idea for this project was hatched back in 2014, when Martha was visiting producer DJ Pari, head […]

Martha High teams up with mighty Japanese Osaka Monaural to pay homage to JB’s Funky Divas
Monday, November 13th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Original Funky Diva Martha High has been an integral part of James Brown’s life and career for more than 30 years. She was his backing vocalist, hair stylist, payroll master and his always loyal and reliable confidant. The idea for this project was hatched back in 2014, when Martha was visiting producer DJ Pari, head […]

Sweat Band – Sweat Band
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sweat Band – Sweat Band

Image: 1616307 The 1970s saw the rise of Funk as we now
know. Nothing fueled the 70s funk revolution
quite like George Clinton’s massive musical
collective known as Parliament-Funkadelic.
One of the main contributors to the P-Funk
sound was Cincinnati native and former JB’s
member Bootsy Collins. Literally, there would be
no Mothership without Bootsy, aka Bootzilla, a
true monster on the bass.
1980’s Sweat Band was originally envisioned to
be the 5th release from Bootsy Collin’s
funktacular Rubber Band. But somehow Bootsy
lost the rights to the Rubber Band name to, of all
things, a folk act. But rest assured, though the
name may be slightly different, all the funk is
intact. For this outing Bootsy’s background with
James Brown and as a major contributor to the
Parliament Funkadelic family are in full effect.
Players on the project include Michael Hampton
and Garry Shider on guitar, Bernie Worrell on
the keys, as well as a horn line comprising Fred
Wesley, Richard Griffith and Maceo Parker. And
being that this is a full-fledged P-Funk outing,
George Clinton himself is Executive Producer.
Anchoring the entire project, the amazing bass
work of the one and only Bootsy Collins.

A1. Hyper Space
A2. Freak To Freak
A3. Love Munch
A4. We Do It All Day Long
B1. Jamaica
B2. Body Shop
B3. We Do It All Day Long (Reprise) Available from 17.11.2017

Various – I Got Funk – Time To Get Down (LP+MP3)
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – I Got Funk – Time To Get Down (LP+MP3)

Image: 1612027 ‘I Got Funk’ is a Funk playlist from the 70s. The selection starts with ‘The Payback’ from James Brown. It’s a hypnotic, minimalist, heavy funk piece with a slow tempo and a staggering bass, drum and guitar trio. The James Brown influence concludes with 3 solo songs from some of his sidemen (Maceo, Fred Wesley & Bobby Byrd) where the horns are omnipresent and enhance this ultra-funky groove. In a more Jazz-Funk oriented feeling we find the classic ‘Do it fluid’ from the Blackbyrds and the Black Heat, with an Afro-Funk influenced track from their first album. The beatmakers will surely appreciate ‘It’s a new day’ from the Skull Snaps for their drum break sampled over 400 times! The track ‘Jungle boogie’ from Kool & the gang relates to the Quentin Tarantino movie ‘Pulp fiction’, but the band is also playing ‘Sport’ by Lightnin’ Rod. Who are, according to legend, the incognito backing band featuring one of the Last Poets leaders. The well named ‘Too hot to stop’ by the Bar Kays sets the dancefloor on fire with the horns and its killer groove. While the Scottish group AWB team up with Ben E King to deliver a heavy funk track loaded with horns and a funky guitar. With a more sophisticated production, the track ‘Funk funk’ by Cameo shows the evolution in sound and the transition from the 70s to the 80s. The Netflix tv serie’s ‘The Get Down’ featured the funky disco track ‘Bus stop’ by Fatback, where a remix was played in a dance battle in the first episode.

Tracklist CD

1) James Brown ‘the Payback’ 7’40
2) The Blackbyrds ‘do It Fluid’ 5’31
3) Black Heat ‘the Jungle’ 5’12
4) Bobby Byrd ‘if You Got A Love You Better (Hold On To It)’ 4’23
5) Maceo & The Macks ‘cross The Tracks’ 3’21
6) Skull Snaps ‘ It’s A New Day’ 3’01
7) Fred & The New JB’s ‘makin Love’ 4’04
8) Kool & The Gang ‘jungle Boogie’ 3’07
9) Lightnin’ Rod ‘sport’ 2’36
10) Ohio Players ‘skin Tight’ 7’54
11) The Bar-Kays ‘too Hot To Stop’ 6’25
12) AWB & Ben E King ‘the Message’ 5’17
13) Cameo ‘funk Funk’ 4’49
14) The Fatback Band ‘(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop’ 4’32

Tracklist LP
Side A
1) James Brown ‘the Payback’ 7’40
2) The Blackbyrds ‘do It Fluid’ 5’31
3) Black Heat ‘the Jungle’ 5’12
4) Maceo & The Macks ‘cross The Tracks’ 3’21
5) Skull Snaps ‘ It’s A New Day’ 3’01

Side B
1) Kool & The Gang ‘jungle Boogie’ 3’07
2) Lightnin’ Rod ‘sport’ 2’36
3) Ohio Players ‘skin Tight’ 7’54
4) AWB & Ben E King ‘the Message’ 5’17
5) Cameo ‘funk Funk’ 4’49
6) The Fatback Band ‘(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop’ 4’32 Available from 27.10.2017

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Lively Up Yourself (Wewantsounds)
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Diese Compilation mit Songs aus den späten 60er und frühen 70er Jahren wurde vom französischen Journalisten Vincent Tarriere zusammengestellt und erzählt die Geschichte hinter dem legendären Rolling Stone Artikel “The Wild Side Of Paradise” von Michael Thomas aus dem Jahr 1973.

CD WWSCD6
Release: 02-06-17
Various – Praise Poems Vol.5 (2LP+MP3)
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Praise Poems Vol.5 (2LP+MP3)

Running a record label offers adiversified and challenging field of activity. This is particularly true when speaking of tiny independent re-issue labels where one, two or three guys have to take care of everything. Tracking down musicians, collecting…

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Lively Up Yourself (2LP+MP3)
Friday, April 7th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bob Marley & The Wailers – Lively Up Yourself (2LP+MP3)

Image: 1609244 This superbly crafted Bob Marley set (1CD/2LP) compiled and annotated by French journalist Vincent Tarrière, chronicles the story behind this legendary article “The Wild Side of Paradise” published by Rolling Stone Magasine in 1973 through the memories of photographer Arthur Gorson and features a handpicked selection of Bob Marley’s best songs, recorded at his creative peak, during the late 60s and early 70s, when he was working with producers Bunny Lee, Leslie Kong and Lee Perry.

1973 was a turning point for Jamaican music. Perry Henzell’s highly-acclaimed film “The Harder They Come” had come out the year before and Bob Marley had just signed with Island Records and was about to take the World by storm. In July 1973, Rolling Stone Magazine published “The Wild Side of Paradise”, a major story about Jamaica and its vibrant musical scene written by Michael Thomas with striking photos by Arthur Gorson. The pair had travelled to the island to soak up the atmosphere and immerse themselves in the local music scene. There they met a 28 year old Marley who was about to tour Europe.

“The Wild Side of Paradise”, published by Rolling Stone in July 1973 was a bold move for the magazine. Jamaican music was essentially unknown in the Western World up to that point. “Revolution was in the air and, ten years into independence, Jamaica was on fire” Remembers Gorson. Through connections with Island Records’ Chris Blackwell, Thomas and Gorson managed to spend time with Marley and a series of iconic photos of the artist was taken by Gorson, one of which is on the cover of this album. “Wild Side” was the first major feature focusing on Jamaican music and would help put Reggae on the International map. The article was also the seed of Thomas’ future book “Babylon On A Thin Wire” in collaboration Adrian Boot.

In 1973, Bob Marley was indeed no newcomer on the Jamaican scene. He’d been active since the early 60s and had recorded some of his most creative output accompanied by his group, The Wailers. This selection takes the listener back to Marley’s music from the late 60s to the early 70s when he was at his best, working with such producers as Lee Perry, Bunny Lee or Leslie Kong and labels such as Wail ‘N Soul ‘N, Beverley’s, Upsetter and Tuff Gong. The music is fresh and undiluted, catchy and inspired and shows Marley’s genius at crafting beautiful melodies. The set features several of his early classics such as “Duppy Conqueror” and “Caution”, as well as lesser-known gems such as “Wisdom” and “Long Long Winter” and songs that would find a second life on his Island albums, such as “Trench Town Rock” or “Concrete Jungle”. Roots of a Revolution.

TRACKLIST
1 Mellow Mood
2 Hypocrites
3 Nice Time
4 This Train
5 Wisdom
6 Mr. Chatterbox
7 Soul Shakedown Party
8 Soul Captives
9 Do It Twice
10 Caution
11 My Cup
12 No Water
13 Duppy Conqueror
14 Corner Stone
15 Long Long Winter
16 Small Axe
17 Kaya
18 Sun Is Shining
19 Concrete Jungle
20 Keep On Moving
21 Man to Man (Who The Cap Fit)
22 Mr. Brown
23 Lively Up Yourself
24 Trench Town Rock

Available from 02.06.2017

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Lively Up Yourself
Friday, April 7th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bob Marley & The Wailers – Lively Up Yourself

Image: 1609243 Diese hervorragende Bob Marley Compilation mit Songs aus den späten 60er und frühen 70er Jahren, als er mit Bunny Lee, Leslie Kong und Lee Perry zusammenarbeitete, wurde vom französischen Journalisten Vincent Tarriere zusammengestellt und erzählt die Geschichte hinter dem legendären Rolling Stone Artikel “The Wild Side Of Paradise” von Michael Thomas aus dem Jahr 1973 mit Hilfe der Erinnerungen vom damaligen Fotografen Arthur Gorson. 1973 stellte einen Wendepunkt für Musik aus Jamaika dar. Der Film “The Harder They Come” erschien im Jahr zuvor, und Bob Marley unterzeichnete kurz zuvor bei Island Records einen Vertrag. Durch Verbindungen von Islands Chris Blackwell flogen die Journalisten auf die Insel, und es entstand die erste große Feature-Story, die dazu beitrug Bob Marley und die jamaikanische Musik international bekannter zu machen. Dieses Album umfasst einige seiner frühen Klassiker, obskurere Songs und Songs, die später ein zweites Leben auf seinen Island Alben bekamen. Available from 02.06.2017

Various – King Jammys Dancehall 1985-1989 Part 1
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – King Jammys Dancehall 1985-1989 Part 1

Image: 1608909 The “Digital Revolution” occurred in the Jamaican music industry by a single rhythm called “Sleng Teng”. The responsible person for the rhythm was King Jammy who was the owner and producer of the Jammys label. The label dominated the scene between 1985 and 1989, and released a vast number of material. Dub Store Records compiles the best of the 80’s heavyweight Dancehall from the Jammys catalogue. The collection consists of “Disc One: Vocals & Deejays” and “Disc Two: Instrumental Dub Version”. Each disc features popular songs and instrumental dub versions on the “Heavenless”, “Love Punanny Bad” and “Far East” rhythms, among others. They also include rare collector’s tunes like Anthony Johnson’s ‘Dancehall Vibes’. This is a crucial selection for all Dancehall lovers.

DISC ONE: VOCALS & DEEJAYS
1. Johnny Osbourne – In The Area (What A La La) GRED168
2. Nitty Gritty – Good Morning Teacher
3. Dennis Brown – The Exit
4. Wayne Smith – My Lord My God
5. Little Kirk – Don’t Touch The Crack
6. Wayne Smith – In Thing
7. Wayne Smith – Icky All Over GRED183
8. Tonto Irie – Life Story GRED183
9. Chaka Demus – Original Kuff
10. Chuck Turner – We Rule The Dancehall
11. Robert Lee – Come Now
12. Wayne Smith – E20
13. Junior Murvin – Jack Slick GRED199
14. Anthony Johnson – Dancehall Vibes
15. Eccleton Jarrett – Rock Them One By One
16. Robert Lee, Bunny General – Midnight Hour
17. Red Dragon – Jam Down Posse
18. Johnny Osbourne – We Gonna Rock It Tonight (Dub Plate Playing) GRED208
19. Leslie Thunder – Ram Dance Man
20. Robert Lee – Love Me Stylee

DISC TWO: INSTRUMENTAL DUB VERSION
1. In The Area Version
2. The Exit Version
3. Don’t Touch The Crack Version
4. In Thing Version
5. Icky All Over Version
6. We Rule The Dancehall Version
7. Original Kuff Version
8. Come Now Version
9. E20 Version
10. Jack Slick Version
11. Rock Them One By One Version
12. Midnight Hour Version
13. Jam Down Posse Version
14. We Gonna Rock It Tonight Version
15. Love Me Stylee Version Available from 10.03.2017

Bendith – EP
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bendith – EP

Next up on Aficionado, is something a little bit different… Bendith are a collaborative Welsh four piece, comprising of Carwyn Ellis from Colorama (who recorded Hapus for ‘nado back in 2012) and Elan, Marged and Gwilym Rhys from Plu.Following the f…

Various – James Brown’s Funky People (Part 2)
Friday, December 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – James Brown’s Funky People (Part 2)

Image: 1607823 As music fans know, James Brown wasn’t just the greatest funk
and soul singer the world has ever seen – he was also a musical
visionary and businessman, who surrounded himself with
geniuses who made him better and pushed him further.
From horn masters Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis to vocalists
Lyn Collins and Bobby Byrd, Brown was a musical A & R master,
restless and always looking for the next big thing. Most times, that
would manifest in the latest James Brown smash under his own
name. But not always. His stable of talent was overflowing in the
‘60s and ‘70s, and, thankfully, the tape machine in his studio was
always rolling.
Originally released in 1988, during the era of hip-hop’s golden age
of sampling, it’s no surprise that just about every note heard in this
incredible collection has been used on not one but multiple rap
classics. Which, at the time, was proof of Brown’s (and his crew’s)
staying power. But we’re almost three decades beyond those days
now, and it has lost none of its musical potency.
Diving deeper into the vaults than the also-incredible Part 1 of the
Funky People series, there is not a weak track in the bunch. Moving
beyond well-known JBs cuts, things get interesting from the get-go
with Bobby Byrd’s monumental groover “I Know You Got Soul.”
Hank Ballard and Marva Whitney also enter the fray, leading the
way to Myra Barnes’ emotional and powerful “Message From The
Soul Sisters (Parts 1 & 2)” and Lyn Collins’ slow, smoldering cover
of Isaac Hayes’ “Do Your Thing,”
Politics even get the funky soul treatment, with Fred Wesley & The
JBs’ “You Can Have Watergate But Gimme Some Bucks And I’ll Be
Straight” and “I’m Paying Taxes, But What Am I Buying?” And it
should not be overlooked that Maceo & The Macks’ instrumental
workout “Soul Power ‘74” even features a proto-sampling snippet
from MLK’s “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” speech from 1968.
This is another amazing collection of James Brown’s funky friends,
without one second of filler, brought to you as a glorious 2-LP
gatefold by your friends at Get On Down.

A1. Bobby Byrd
I Know You Got Soul
A2. Hank Ballard & The Midnight Lighters
From The Love Side
A3. Marva Whitney
What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You
A4. Maceo & The Macks
Soul Power ‘74
B1. Lyn Collins
Put It On The Line
B2. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s
You Can Have Watergate But Gimme Some
Bucks And I’ll Be Straight (Pts 1 & 2)
B3. Maceo & The Macks
Cross The Track (We Better Go Back)
C1. Myra Barnes
Super Good
C2. Myra Barnes
The Message From The Soul Sisters
C3. Bobby Byrd
Hot Pants – I’m Coming, I’m Coming, I’m Coming
D1. Lyn Collins
Do Your Thing
D2. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s
I’m Paying Taxes What Am I Buying
D3. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s
Blow Your Head Available from 31.03.2017

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

The Milk – Live At The Union Chapel
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Milk – Live At The Union Chapel

Image: 1607725 On the hot, summer evening of 8th July 2016, Wah Wah 45s and their four-piece soul band, The Milk, realised a long-time ambition as the epic sounds of ‘Favourite Worry’ filled a sold-out Union Chapel. Taking to the stage at the iconic venue which has been home to some of London’s most legendary live shows, from the first Big Chill events to Björk to Terry Callier, was an honour that was understood by all.

So on that night, accompanied by beautiful string and brass sections, the band delivered a live performance that none of the 800 fans, packed into those hallowed pews, will ever forget.

When you mention certain venue names, bands and labels start to think about live recordings and the Union Chapel is one of them. But it was only when drummer and producer Mitch began sending round rough mixes of the recordings that the band and label realised they had something very special on their hands.

Being a great live band is a fundamental part of what makes The Milk who they are. These recordings really demonstrate the closeness of the four men, their solid work ethic, their exceptional ability as performers and their connection with their fans. But above all, it showcases their songs and songwriting in the best possible way.

And while from the audience’s standpoint everything sounded and looked grandiose, the band themselves were living a very memorable experience on stage, as perfectly described by Dan Le Gresley below:

“It’s very rare that we get the chance to recreate our music live with the same instrumentation and attitude in which it was first created. The ambiance of the smokey chambers of the Union Chapel was strangely similar to the medieval barn from which the music of Favourite Worry was brought to life. We can’t put our fingers on why, maybe the history, maybe the sense of solidarity among us – either way, if you were there then you shared in something truly special. It is for this reason that we are very proud to release this show as our first live album – a gig that we will always cherish.

Our eleven strong ensemble did the Gospel-soaked halls of the Union Chapel venue proud and we are very grateful that our wonderful string section and our awesome brass section were able to join us for the night. With their help, we were able to capture, in a live context, a true reflection of the bands soul for the first time.”

Whether it’s hearing the vast sound of Wanderlust as it steps up that key in the final moments, or revisiting seldom played hits from the first album, ‘Tales From The Thames Delta’, there is something here for fans old and new.

Tracklisting
1 Trouble Gonna Bring Me Down (Live)
2 Darling What’s Wrong? (Live)
3 Wanderlust (Live)
4 Loneliness Has Eyes (Live)
5 Lose That Way (Live)
6 B Roads (Live)
7 Deliver Me / Every Time We Fight (Live)
8 Broke up the Family (Live)
9 Favourite Worry (Live)
10 Don’t Give up the Night (Live)
11 Chip the Kids (Live)
12 All I Wanted Was Danger (Live)
13 What Did I Do to My Love (Live) Available from 23.12.2016

Various – James Brown’s Funky People (Part 3)
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – James Brown’s Funky People (Part 3)

Image: 1606745 “Get On Down continues its very welcome obsession with James Brown’s
stable of late ’60s and early ‘70s talent – much of it culled from his People
Records label, including various backing bands – by bringing this firsttime-
ever-on-vinyl package to the world. The third volume in the groundbreaking
Funky People series, originally released on CD in 2000, is just as
incredible as the first two. And maybe even more fascinating to JB fans,
because of the less-heard discoveries lurking in these grooves.
With 12 tracks spanning 1967 to 1975, this is far from a “remainders”
collection. Each cut here packs an undeniable punch. Featuring James’
most talented side-people, including The JBs, Bobby Byrd, Marva Whitney,
Lyn Collins and Vicki Anderson, Volume 3 goes even deeper in the
cut than previous collections, with the white Ohio-based studio crew The
Dapps (featuring drummer / vocalist Beau Dollar), the Dee Felice Trio and
even a cheekily named side crew called the A.A.B.B. (Above Average Black
Band).
There are some impressive covers here, including the Dee Felice Trio’s
driving, jazzy version of James’ “There Was A Time” (known to the
hip-hop nation thanks to Chubb Rock’s “Treat ‘Em Right”), a live version
of Lyn Collins covering the Isley Brothers’ “It’s My Thing”, in addition to
her studio cover of James’ “Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose.” In retrospect it
even sounds like James covers himself on the raw and powerful “Original
Rock Version” of his 1972 hit “Talkin’ Loud And Saying Nothin’,” even
though the Rock version was recorded first, in 1970.
Marva Whitney’s “If You Don’t Give Me What I Want” is as powerful and
emotional as a soul ballad gets. The A.A.B.B.’s “Pick Up The Pieces One
By One” must have made the Average White Band want to hang up their
instruments. And one truly fascinating alternate take here is the
“Undubbed Version” of the JBs’ “Blow Your Head,” with the Moog work
and main Fred Wesley trombone solo removed. It lets the groove shimmer
in whole new light.
The more that newcomers and diehard fans alike dig into the James
Brown and People Records vaults, the more they realize that it’s a neverending
source of truly next-level funk and soul music. And you can be
sure this aural goodness will keep flowing to the public, thanks to the
exhaustive efforts of Get On Down.”

A1. James Brown
Talkin’ Loud & Saying Nothin’
A2. Fred Wesley & The JBs
Blow Your Head
A3. The Believers
Mr. Hot Pants AKA Across The Track (Pts. 1 & 2)
B1. Beau Dollar
Who Knows
B2. Hank Ballard & The Dapps
How You Gonna Get Respect
(When You Haven’t Cut Your Process Yet)
B3. Bobby Byrd
Doin’ The Do
C1. A.A.B.B.
Pick Up The Pieces One By One
C2. Lyn Collins
Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
C3. Sweet Charles
Hang Out & Hustle
D1. Dee Felice Trio
There Was A Time
D2. Vicki Anderson
If You Don’t Give Me What I Want
(I Gotta Get It Some Other Place)
D3. Marva Whitney
It’s My Thing (You Can’t Tell Me
Who To Sock It To) (Live) Available from 25.11.2016

Various – James Brown’s Funky People (Part 1)
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – James Brown’s Funky People (Part 1)

Image: 1607137 Some have made the claim that Get On Down may
love James Brown just a little too much. To which
the label replies, it’s not possible to love James
Brown too much. The label’s welcome obsession
with Mr. Brown and the incredible line up of talent
found on his People Record imprint continues with
the reissue of Funky People Part 1.
Long out of print on vinyl, Funky People Part 1
features the top tier of artists from Brown’s People
Records label, including The J.B.’s, Lyn Collins,
Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. Some of the James
Brown organizations all-time best material is
collected here, including The J.B.’s “Pass The
Peas” and “Hot Pants Road”, Fred Wesley’s in your
face politics through funk statement “Damn Right,
I Am Somebody”, Lyn Collins smash hit “Think
(About It)” and many more.
Newcomers and diehard fans alike continue to dig
into the James Brown and People Records vaults,
and the more they do so, the more they realize that
it’s a nearly never ending source of truly next-level
funk and soul music. And you can be sure this aural
goodness will keep flowing to the public, thanks to
the exhaustive efforts of Get On Down.

1. The J.B.’s – Gimme Some More
2. The J.B.’s – Pass The Peas
3. Lyn Collins – Think (About It)
4. The J.B.’s – Givin’ Up Food For Funk (Part 1)
5. Lyn Collins – Mama Feelgood
6. The J.B.’s – Hot Pants Road
7. Lyn Collins – Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again
8. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Damn Right, I Am Somebody (Parts 1 & 2)
9. Lyn Collins – Take Me Just As I Am
10. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – If You Don’t Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try Again, Party
11. Maceo & The Macks – Parrty (Part 1)
12. Fred & The New J.B.’s – (It’s Not The Express) It’s The JB’s Monaurail (Part 1 Available from 18.11.2016

Various – Brasilintime
Saturday, October 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Brasilintime

Image: 1606722 Mochilla presents the 10 year anniversary reissue of the famed Brasilintime DVD.

Starring: Paul Humphrey, James Gadson, Derf Reklaw, Joao Comanche, Parahyba, Ivan Mamao Conti, Wilson Das
Neves, Babu, J-Rocc, Cut Chemist, Madlib & DJ Nuts. Special appearances by Will. I. Am. & NeslaoTriunfo.

Directed by B+

Directors of photography: Jerry Henry & Eric Coleman/ Edited by: Luke Lynch

About the Film
Both B+ and Eric Coleman are photographers, in the making of the film they shot thousands
of beautiful images. The photo gallery allows you to view them with special music from J.Rocc, Jackson Conti and
more…Bryan McCann is the author of Hello Hello Brasil, he is Assistant Professor of Latin American History at
Georgetown. His essay on Brasilintime places the film firmly in the context of an ongoing dialogue between North
American musics and those from Brasil.
Not since Wildstyle has a record been pressed to make a film. The long version of the beautiful jam that happened in
the drum shop in Sao Paulo. At soundcheck Mamo came with this insane version of the Joao Do Vale classic made
famous by Jackson de Pandeiro. Another beautiful cameraless film by gifted Australian Steve McIntyre. The djs trying
to make samba extended.
An extension of the infamous Breakfast scene. More from the drummer of Azymuth. Hear the legendary drummer on
Brasil, politics and his upbringing. The drummer of Trio Mocoto on Stanley Kubrick and the future. Founders of the
Zulu Nation of Brasil on the role of hip-hop.

Selling Points
– 10 Year Anniversary of Release, reissue of out of print double DVD
. US Release events/screenings for Los Angeles/NYC/Miami
. Creators B+ & Eric Coleman have went on to work with Damian Marley, Kendrick Lamar, Soulection, Anderson Paak, & more since the release of project

For Fans of: Azymuth, Madlib, Cut Chemist, J-Dilla, Beat Junkies
Web links: http://mochilla.com Available from 07.10.2016

Soul Clap – Soul Clap
Friday, September 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Soul Clap – Soul Clap

Image: 1605930 Crew Love present the brand new self titled album from Soul Clap.

Tracklist
1. The Hourchild Introduces
2. Future 4 Love ft. Nick Monaco & Billy “Bass” Nelson
3. Synthesizer Girlfriend ft. Ntem & HazMat Talkbox
4. F#@k Sorrow
5. Shine (This Is It) ft. Nona Hendryx
6. Numb ft. Ebony Houston
7. Dirty Leslie ft. Wolf + Lamb
8. Elevation ft. Dayonne Rollins, Ricky Tan & Freeky Neek
9. Timespent ft Phill Celeste
10. B.O.G.
11. Funk Bomb ft. Billy “Bass” Nelson

The spirit of the album was born during their first trip to Tallahassee, Florida to meet George
Clinton, which resulted in a collaborative 2015 EP that also featured Sly Stone, as well as
production on Funkadelic’s 2015 critically acclaimed album. For their own album Soul Clap
returned to Tallahassee to record at Clinton’s What? Studios, collaborating with fresh local
talent, working day and night in P-Funk’s creative space. Between there, Miami, Red Bull
Studios Manhattan, Midnight Magic’s studio in Greenpoint and Charlie Levine’s Rad Pad in
Williamsburg, this body of music took shape.
In ‘Soul Clap’ we can hear four years of maturing technique since their first album, carefully
crafted and supported by a whole community of musical talent. In the words of Charles Levine,
one half of the duo, “it digs deep into our funky souls and turns our wildest dreams into sound.
If ‘EFUNK’ [their first album] was an attempt to create a blueprint using our past inspirations,
then “Soul Clap” is the beautiful skyscraper, standing tall as it looks to the future.”
This is music from an eclectic universe, where creativity and mystery are the guides. Lead
single ‘Shine’ is an anthemic wonder featuring the legendary Nona Hendryx, founding member
of the group Labelle, and collaborator with George Clinton & P-Funk, Talking Heads and Peter
Gabriel to name a few. ‘Elevation’ and ‘Numb’ feature Tallahassee locals Ebony Houston, Ricky
Tan, Dayonne Rollins and Freeky Neek, while original member of Funkadelic, Billy “Bass”
Nelson brings his low-slung flavor to ‘Funk Bomb’ and ‘Future4Love’. Members of Soul Clap’s
core Crew Love family, Wolf + Lamb, Nick Monaco and Greg Paulus of No Regular Play also
play integral roles on this eleven track album, a truly collaborative endeavor that echoes its
message through the soul.
Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine have a rare and insightful take on electronic music that
breaks through the limitations that often cages others and as DJs they have held residencies
everywhere from Circo Loco at DC10 Ibiza, to Output in New York. “Long ago our mentor Caril
Mitro from Vinyl Connection [a record store in their hometown of Boston] taught us that
“House wears many hats”. That means that the music that we love so much comes in many
shapes and sizes,’ explains Goldstein. ‘We are children of the 80’s and 90’s so funk and hip
hop were our early influences, but discovering the rave and being led into house and disco,
these genres feel very organic and homegrown to us. We carry these influences in our
attitudes and beings. Music has the incredible power to shape a personality and it has molded
us into the artists we have become.”
Starting out cutting their teeth in the 90’s Boston rave scene, they soon found fame through a
series of house edits and became household names through notable releases, including a DJ
Kicks alongside close allies Wolf + Lamb and their electric first album called EFUNK. The title,
which stands for Everybody’s Freaky Under Nature’s Kingdom, and sounds like modern
electronic funk, became their calling card, and led to their collaboration with George Clinton
and honorary entry into the P-Funk family. EFUNK is a bridge between the discerning futurism
of underground dance and the charisma and boldness of funk and pop culture. For Charlie funk
is his foundation, for Eli it’s jazz, and as their infamous Yoyoyo 90’s Jam parties testified
(playing only classics from the era), they have the ability to transform and lead in more than
one movement.
“Back in the day at the Warehouse in Chicago with Frankie Knuckles or The Paradise Garage
with Larry Levan there was no one sound that dominated musically. It was all about diversity
and eclecticism. This was the ethos then and it is a very large philosophy behind us
individually and as Soul Clap. In fact it is diversity in sound that initially brought us together
back in the 90’s and it is the yin-yang nature of us today that pushes us forward into the
FUTURE!” Available from 14.10.2016

Various – Praise Poems Vol.4
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Praise Poems Vol.4

Image: 1605721 Praise Poems Vol.1: Gilles Peterson (Worldwide / Brownswood Rec.): One of my fave comps of 2015.

Praise Poems Vol.2: Oliver Korthals (Mojo / Out of Spectrum on Byte FM): Extremely well put together track listing of artists which I have never heard before. Left me with my mouth open… – highly recommend!

Praise Poems Vol.3: Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s): This is incredible.

Praise Poems Vol.4: …

Verkaufsargumente:
– Download-Code in jeder Vinyl LP
– bis auf einen Song erscheinen alle zum ersten Mal auf CD/digital
– 12-seitiges CD-Booklet und hochwertige Doppel-LP mit detaillierten Liner Notes

Tracklisting: 1. Michael Dues – Goodbye Rainbow 2. John Wesley Dickson Band – High & Dry 3. Scott Williams – He Is Gone 4. The P.T.S. – You Need Love 5. Scott Cunningham Band – Moon Child 6. Joe Isaac Henderson – Out Side Loving 7. Morris Dow – Black Child (feat. Eastern Sound) 8. Carmelita – Under the Trees 9. Joe Lee Wilson – Sittin’ High 10. Tommy Palmer Trio – Swingin’ the Down Home Blues 11. Ruth Martin – How Come You Do Me 12. The Three Souls – Herby’s Tune 13. Arrie Mae Morton Trio – Muddy Water 14. Michael Merchant – Figs Grow in the Winter Time 15. Tim Angenend – Fun City 16. Nicodemus – Iceland Land of the Micemen 17. Bill Osborn – Bamboo and Rice
Available from 09.09.2016

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