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Basement Freaks – All That Funk
Thursday, June 8th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Basement Freaks – All That Funk

Image: 1610447 “All That Funk!” (officially licensed from the mighty Jalapeno
Records) has had DJ’s begging for a 7” release since the first listens
of Basement Freaks’ “Time Machine” LP in 2016. The wait is over
and this James Brown influenced groove is ready for DJ’s and fans
of funk alike.
“Calling The Jams” is an exclusive roller skate disco boogie joint
influenced by the New York City block party disco scene. The bridge
will surely delight fans of early Prince vibes.
With a fifth full studio album, an enviable catalog of EP’s and
remixes, and his extraordinary amount of time playing shows across
six continents, Basement Freaks has been dubbed “the hardest
working man in funk” by his peers. Boogieburg proudly presents
this glimpse into the world of Greece and Germany’s ever-evolving
Basement Freaks… past, present, and future.

• “All That Funk!” officially licensed from Jalapeno Records
• “Calling The Jams” roller skate disco boogie joint exclusive to this vinyl release
• Fifth studio album out June 5, 2017 on Adapted Records
• Basement Freaks has played legendary festivals like Glastonbury & Shambhala and has upcoming gigs around Europe including Romania’s “Electric Castle Festival”
• Basement Freaks’ music can be heard on Radio One and KCRW
• Has releases on Jalapeno Records, Fort Knox Recordings, Goodgroove Records, Bomb Strikes, and Ghetto Funk
• Past remixes for Max Sedgley, Bajka, Smoove & Turrell (Jalapeno Records), Valique (Freestyle Records), Chris Joss (Eighteenth Street Lounge Music), & Nappy Riddem (Fort Knox Recordings)

KEY SELLING POINTS
A. All That Funk!
B.Calling The Jams Available from 14.07.2017

Various – Feeling Good
Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Feeling Good

Image: 1606407 Wewantsounds ist zurück mit “Feeling Good”, einer Compilation von seltenem Spiritual Jazz und Funk, handverlesen aus dem Katalog von Mainstream Records des legendären Produzenten Bob Shad. In Zusammenarbeit mit Mia und Judd Apatow (Shad’s Großenkel) entstand die Compilation mit einer Einleitung des Hollywood Filmemachers Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Freaks & Geeks, Trainwreck, This is 40). Geleitet wurde das Projekt von Matt Robin, einem begeisterten Sammler des Labels, der zuvor das Jazzactiel BYG Boxset mit Thurston Moore betreute. Viele der Tracks sind absolute Kult-Klassiker, auch in Hip Hop-Kreisen wohl bekannt als Samplefutter für Künslter wie A Tribe Called Quest, Chance The Rapper, NWA, Fettes Brot, Kylie Auldist, Hard To Obtain, etc. Available from 02.12.2016

Paul Johnson – 11 P.M. Music / 2 A.M. Music
Friday, January 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Paul Johnson – 11 P.M. Music / 2 A.M. Music

4 classic Paul Johnson tracks on the Dance Mania imprint from 1995. Re mastered and officially repressed for 2016.TRACK LISTING:A1. The Speaker BusterA2. Don’t Stop Movin That AssB1. Something StrangeB2. Freaks In Fronthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…

Various – Crosstown Rebels Pres. Rebel Rave 4
Friday, February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Crosstown Rebels Pres. Rebel Rave 4

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Forth in the series of Rebel Rave compilations features 3 discs of recent Crosstown Rebels releases, hidden gems and rare remixes programmed by Damian Lazarus and a superb DJ Mix by Matthew Styles Harris. CD1 & 2 highlight material from Bloc Party former front man Kele Okereke, stand-offs between Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & Eats Everything and Jamie Jones and Luca Cazal (Hot Natured), and interpretations from dance music heavyweights Dixon, Cassius, Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, Tale of Us, Matthew Herbert, Deetron, Akufen, Recondite and more.

Those who are familiar with Berlin-based Matthew Styles know he stands for timeless curation and a meticulous music style. The DJ’s favourite DJ steps up to curate the third disc of Crosstown Rebels’ Rebel Rave series. As former label manager, Matthew Styles shaped and sculpted the first five years of the label’s existence, giving him an unrivalled insight into its foundations. His selection and integration attests to this with well-concealed gems from the likes of Seth Troxler (The Royal We), Radio Slave (Canvas), Josh Wink, Mr G, Matthew Jonson, Freaks and Rob Mello. Once again these triple CD compilations serve as the prefect compendium to a year in Rebels compiling those brilliant single releases in one great compilation.

KEY SELLING POINTS
Extensive PR campaign by Maouris PR, HIM in France, Braun PR In Germany. Press features expected on the label and compilation in key dance & music magazines and websites.
Featuring an amazing DJ Mix by Matthew Styles (Running Back/Classic)
Extensive Viral campaign by NGE Digital Social Media Specialist
Worldwide Radio and Web Campaign.
Crosstown will be doing a DJ tour extensively in support of the album.
All gig and flyers tagged with album.
E-Flyers and mailouts to Crosstown Rebels, Damian Lazarus, Rebel Rave, Matthew Styles databases
Strategically focused on line and banner ads with Resident Advisor and Data Transmission. Sponsored press ads in all high impact areas.
Rebel Rave movie / video to promote the album
Competitions and giveaways around the release of the album.

WEBLINKS http://www.crosstownrebels.com https://soundcloud.com/crosstownrebels
https://www.facebook.com/CrosstownRebels https://www.facebook.com/DamianLazarus
Tracklisting
CD1
01 Francesca Lombardo – What To Do (Matrixxman Remix) 
02 Amirali – Melancholia (Deetron Unreleased Club Mix)
03 Kele Okereke – Heartbreaker (Recondite Amati Mix) 
04 Subb-an featuring S.Y.F. – Say No More 
05 Ida Engberg – Devil Dance (Adam Beyer Remix)
06 Him_Self_Her – Love Me Like I Used To (Francesca Lombardo Remix) 
07 Mathew Jonson – Body in Motion (Akufen Remix) 
08 Jamie Jones & Luca C – Tonight In Tokyo (Cassius Remix) 
09 Azimute – Always 
10 Russ Yallop featuring Aimee Sophia – The Journey 
11 Pezzner & Amina – Exit 
CD2
01 jozif featuring Little Bear – The 508 
02 Him_Self_Her featuring Kieran Fowkes – Gone Too Long 
03 Ali Love featuring Kali – Emperor (Maceo Plex Remix) 
04 Psychemagik – Black Noir Schwarz (Mineo Remix)
05 TEED & Eats Everything – Lion, The Lion (Gerd’s Deep Dub) 
06 Fur Coat – U Turn 
07 Kele Okereke – Candy Flip 
08 Luca Cazal & Mark Jenkyns – Bullfrog 
09 Mathew Jonson – Kissing Your Eyes (Tale Of Us Remix) 
10 Damian Lazarus  & Ancient Moons – Lover Eyes (Dixon Mix)
11 Subb-an feat The Million Plan – Vapour Trails (Matthew Herbert Mix) 
CD3 Matthew Styles Rebel Rave Mix
01 Latex – The Porcupine 
02 Dyed Soundorom featuring Aaron Carl – Naked 
03 Jamie Jones featuring Ost & Kjex – Summertime (No Ears)
04 TEED & Eats Everything – Lion, The Lion (Gerd Mix) 
05 Presslaboys – Electric Generation (No Ears Dub) 
06 Canvas – The Cat 
07 Peace Division featuring Pleasant Gehman – Voodoo
08 The Royal We – Party Guilt (Matthew Styles Remix) 
09 Freaks – UMAKENOSENSE (Radio Slave MFF Mix) 
10 Ida Engberg – Devil Dance (Mr. G NY Dub) 
11 Raw District feat. Ellipsis – Ragged Star (Josh Wink Rethink)
12 Ali Love – Another (Tuff City Kids Remix)
13 Glimmer Twins v’s Ray Mang – UFO Is Coming
14 Dyed Soundorom feat. Aaron Carl – Naked (Stripped Mix) 
15 Matthew Jonson – In The Stars 

Available from 03.04.2015

Various – Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness (180g Pressing)
Friday, December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness (180g Pressing)

Image: 1593408 Strut return to the archives of seminal Chicago house label Dance Mania in January 2015 for ‘Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness’. The follow-up to Strut’s acclaimed Dance Mania label retrospective ‘Hardcore Traxx’ from early 2014, this new instalment places the spotlight on the raw, stripped back, hyper bpms of ghetto house and the rise of the movement’s fresh generation of stars during the mid’90s including DJ Deeon, DJ Funk, Jammin’ Gerald and DJ Milton.

The album tells the story of the evolution of Chicago’s sound during the era as mix tapes circulated through local stores and DJs developed their own underground following, playing local parties in the projects. Crowds began responding to faster bpms and gangsta rap-inspired X-rated lyrics. As DJ Deeon remembers, “it bridged the gap. It made it OK for guys in the ghetto to like house again and it brought the women onto the dancefloor too.” Dance Mania was perfectly positioned to capitalise on the new sound – many of the DJs came regularly into Ray Barney’s record store and, as Chicago’s most trusted and respected label owner, he was offered the best tracks for commercial release at an early stage.

‘Ghetto Madness’ brings together some of the underground classics and enduring favourites that earned Dance Mania the title of ‘Ghetto House’s Motown’. Tracks include DJ Deeon’s party-starter ‘The Freaks’, raw DJ Funk cut ‘Computer Sex’ and Nina Kraviz favourite, Paul Johnson’s ‘Give Me Ecstacy’. Other featured gems from the archive include the dark early Steve Poindexter outing ‘Computer Madness’ and Tyree’s in-demand jam, ‘Nuthin’ Wrong’.

‘Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness’ will be released in 1CD unmixed, 2LP and digital formats. Physical formats are fully illustrated in raw ghetto style by James Wilson and also feature CD a fold-out poster featuring an exclusive James Wilson illustration featuring the Dance Mania DJs as tattoos!

Key Points:
-follow up compilation to the hugely popular ‘Dance Mania: Hardcore Traxx’ release on Strut from 2014.
-Features exclusive illustrations by graphic artist James Wilson
-Tracklist features a who’s who of the ‘ghetto house’ sound which Dance Mania defined
-Unmixed CD, digital and LP formats for both home listening and DJ use
-strong addition to Strut’s range of house music compilation titles
-Limited first pressing of 180g vinyl

Tracklist
1.Jammin Gerald – Pump That Shit Up
2.DJ Deeon – The Freaks
3.DJ Deeon – 1112
4.Steve Poindexter – Computer Madness
5.Darien – Hit It
6.DJ Rush – The Reactor
7.Wax Master Maurice – Bounce That Body
8.Tyree – Nuthin’ Wrong
9.Jammin’ Gerald – Pump On The Floor
10. Paul Johnson – Give Me Ecstasy
11. Parris Mitchell – Ghetto Booty
12. DJ Milton – House-O-Matics
13. DJ Funk – Computer Sex
14. DJ Funk – Bitches
15. Houz’ Mon – The Groove

Snippets: https://soundcloud.com/13347de/sets/strut120-dance-mania-ghetto-madness-previews/s-vfWhu
Available from 23.01.2015

Various – Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness
Friday, December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness

Image: 1593414 Strut return to the archives of seminal Chicago house label Dance Mania in January 2015 for ‘Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness’. The follow-up to Strut’s acclaimed Dance Mania label retrospective ‘Hardcore Traxx’ from early 2014, this new instalment places the spotlight on the raw, stripped back, hyper bpms of ghetto house and the rise of the movement’s fresh generation of stars during the mid’90s including DJ Deeon, DJ Funk, Jammin’ Gerald and DJ Milton.

The album tells the story of the evolution of Chicago’s sound during the era as mix tapes circulated through local stores and DJs developed their own underground following, playing local parties in the projects. Crowds began responding to faster bpms and gangsta rap-inspired X-rated lyrics. As DJ Deeon remembers, “it bridged the gap. It made it OK for guys in the ghetto to like house again and it brought the women onto the dancefloor too.” Dance Mania was perfectly positioned to capitalise on the new sound – many of the DJs came regularly into Ray Barney’s record store and, as Chicago’s most trusted and respected label owner, he was offered the best tracks for commercial release at an early stage.

‘Ghetto Madness’ brings together some of the underground classics and enduring favourites that earned Dance Mania the title of ‘Ghetto House’s Motown’. Tracks include DJ Deeon’s party-starter ‘The Freaks’, raw DJ Funk cut ‘Computer Sex’ and Nina Kraviz favourite, Paul Johnson’s ‘Give Me Ecstacy’. Other featured gems from the archive include the dark early Steve Poindexter outing ‘Computer Madness’ and Tyree’s in-demand jam, ‘Nuthin’ Wrong’.

‘Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness’ will be released in 1CD unmixed, 2LP and digital formats. Physical formats are fully illustrated in raw ghetto style by James Wilson and also feature CD a fold-out poster featuring an exclusive James Wilson illustration featuring the Dance Mania DJs as tattoos!

Key Points:
-follow up compilation to the hugely popular ‘Dance Mania: Hardcore Traxx’ release on Strut from 2014.
-Features exclusive illustrations by graphic artist James Wilson
-Tracklist features a who’s who of the ‘ghetto house’ sound which Dance Mania defined
-Unmixed CD, digital and LP formats for both home listening and DJ use
-strong addition to Strut’s range of house music compilation titles
-Limited first pressing of 180g vinyl

Tracklist
1.Jammin Gerald – Pump That Shit Up
2.DJ Deeon – The Freaks
3.DJ Deeon – 1112
4.Steve Poindexter – Computer Madness
5.Darien – Hit It
6.DJ Rush – The Reactor
7.Wax Master Maurice – Bounce That Body
8.Tyree – Nuthin’ Wrong
9.Jammin’ Gerald – Pump On The Floor
10. Paul Johnson – Give Me Ecstasy
11. Parris Mitchell – Ghetto Booty
12. DJ Milton – House-O-Matics
13. DJ Funk – Computer Sex
14. DJ Funk – Bitches
15. Houz’ Mon – The Groove

Snippets: https://soundcloud.com/13347de/sets/strut120-dance-mania-ghetto-madness-previews/s-vfWhu
Available from 23.01.2015

Richard Norris – Freaks / Yeah
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Richard Norris – Freaks / Yeah

Image: 1591703 Throne of Blood has been on a rampage of late. From our acclaimed ambient compilation Moon Rock Volume One the the End Scene LP from Jokers of the Scene and the debut single from The Rapture’s Vito & Druzzi, we are on a musical mission and there’s so much more in store.

While many labels take it easy during the summer, lounging by the pool and getting a tan, we’re doubling down with the soundtrack to a heavy night bathed only in strobe lights. For our latest release, the aptly named ‘Freaks/Yeah’ EP we’ve recruited UK legend Richard Norris to lead our latest foray into the darkest and sweatiest corners of the weekend

Best known for his contributions to storied projects like Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve (with Erol Alkan) and the Grid (with Dave Ball), to say nothing of his cosmic disco project, The Time and Space Machine, Norris here is sailing alias-free for the very first time.

As efficient as they are simple, the aptly named ‘Freaks’ and ‘Yeah’ are to the point, post midnight analog jams, what Norris calls basement filth. Three superb remixes complete the EP: The Hardway Bros make their second appearance on TOB with a storming version of ‘Freaks,’ dragging the original into Belgian new beat territory. Boot & Tax’s Brioski also reworks ‘Yeah’ into a shuddering polyrhythmic chugger. Rounding out the EP is one of our all time favorites, the one-and-only Ivan Smagghe, who turns in a mind-bending 8 minute version of ‘Freaks’ that trades much of Norris’s signature filth for 60’s-era organs and hair grease.

A1. Freaks
A2. Freaks (Hardway Bros Remix)
B1. Yeah
B2. Yeah (Brioski Remix)
B3. Freaks (Ivan Smagghe Version) Available from 29.08.2014

Basement Freaks – Funk From The Trunk
Thursday, July 4th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Basement Freaks – Funk From The Trunk

Image: 1581326 Basement Freaks überraschen auf ihrem zweiten Studioalbum “Funk From The Trunk” ihr Publikum mit einer vollen Breitseite P-Funk im Gepäck. Vom Opener “A Thang Blues” bis zum letzten Atemzug des Albums “The Last Train” geben die jungen Soul-Rebellen alles von ihrem Funky Flow. Produzent George Fotiadis gewann schon viele Fans als einer der Anführer der aufkeimenden Ghetto Funk-Szene, auf “Funk From The Trunk” rockt er mit Hip Hop-Beats, Funky Wah-Wah-Gitarren und extraterrestrischem Gesang seines langjährigen Mitstreiters und Kollegen Georges Perin sowie Gastauftritten von Mustafa Akbar von den Nappy Riddem, Charlie Funk und MC Rayna. Available from 14.06.2013

Box Codax – Hellabuster (Gomma)
Monday, May 9th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Box Codax is the solo project of Franz Ferdinand’s Nick McCarthy and German poet Alex Ragnew. The album is made up of thirteen songs arranged around one main theme; the young years of the peculiar and private life of a boy named Hellabuster.

CD GOMMA151CD
Release: 06-05-11
Box Codax’ new album “Hellabuster” is a glittering ball of sheer pop invention …
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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“Last time round we didn’t even mix our recordings”, says Nick McCarthy, recalling the making of Box Codax’ decidedly unpolished 2006 debut “Only An Orchard Away”. “I had absolutely nothing but my computer and a little synth I borrowed from Alex” (Kapranos, his band mate in Franz Ferdinand). All the vocals were done on the […]

The Q Orchestra spreads Mediterranean musical vibes …
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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The Q Orchestra (previously known as The Quasamodo Orchestra) is the musical project led by Greek producer, musician and songwriter Dimitris Nassios. Since 2006 the group has released their music via various labels, as well as remixing acts like Basement Freaks and Quincy Joints, and in turn had their own material reworked by names such […]

Heavytones – Freaks Of Nature (Raab Records)
Monday, March 22nd, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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Heavytones are the hardest-working band in German show business. “Freaks Of Nature” consists of wonderful instrumental cover versions of well-known pop, funk, and soul songs. Featuring Stefanie Heinzmann.

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Release: 19-03-10
EIMSBUSH live & direct ! “HAMBURG CITY HEFTIG” with ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, DYNAMITE DELUXE, FERRIS, ILLO 77, DOPPELKOPF and others…
Wednesday, March 29th, 2000 | Posted in News | Comments Off on EIMSBUSH live & direct ! “HAMBURG CITY HEFTIG” with ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, DYNAMITE DELUXE, FERRIS, ILLO 77, DOPPELKOPF and others…

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The Pop Group – The Boys Whose Head Exploded
Friday, April 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Pop Group – The Boys Whose Head Exploded

Image: 1603612 Post punk provocateurs The Pop Group unveil their latest archival release, The Boys Whose Head Exploded. Compiled from unearthed basement tapes recorded during their incendiary performances of late 1979 and 1980, the compilation also includes a bonus DVD featuring film footage shot by legendary director Don Letts.

CD / LP TRACKLISTING
01/A1 –We Are All Prostitutes (Live Milan 1980)
02/A2 –Justice (Live Cologne 1980)
03/A3 –How Much Longer (Live Cologne 1980)
04/A4 –Blind Faith (Live Sheffield 1979)
05/A5 –Forces of Oppression (Live Cologne 1980)
06/A6 –There Are No Spectators (Live Cologne 1980)
07/B1 –Feed The Hungry (Live Cologne 1980)
08/B2 –Rob A Bank (Live Milan 1980)
09/B3 –Shake The Foundation (Live Cologne 1980)
10/B4 –73 Shadow Street (Live Helsinki 1980)

Post punk provocateurs The Pop Groupunveil their latest archival release, The Boys Whose Head Exploded.
Compiled from unearthed basement tapes recorded during their incendiary performances of late 1979 and 1980, the compilation also includes a bonus DVD featuring film footage shot by legendary director Don Letts.
The bulk of the salvaged live recordings comprise brawling versions of songs taken from the band’s recently reissued second studio album For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?The collection also features the previously unreleased 73 Shadow Street, and a surprise mutation of the Glaxo Babies’ Shake The Foundation.
The Boys Whose Head Explodedwill be released through Freaks R Us on Friday 27thMay 2016.
The accompanying film footage is a short feature that’s been hiding in Don Letts’ punk rock archives for the past 35 years. Filmed by Letts at Alexandra Palace on June 15th1980 at an all day festival

that featured the likes of John Cooper Clarke, The Raincoats and The Slits, the rare footage encapsulates the band’s molotovcocktail of punk, funk, free jazz and radical politics at its most artistically concussive.
The vinyl edition comes as a picture disc with a download code to access the film and hi-res audio content. The CD edition includes a DVD of the 1980 footage and a 12 page poster.

KEY POINTS
•Previously unreleased live recordings from 1979/1980
•Newly uncovered live rarities including Shake The Foundationand the previously unreleased 73 Shadow Street
•1980 Alexandra Palace Live Footage from the Don Letts Punk Rock Archives.
•CD + DVD + 12pp Poster
•Picture Disc LP + Download card(includes Film Footage + LP Audio)

FOR FANS OF
Viet Cong / Girl Band / Sleaford Mods / Fat White Family / Sonic Youth / Nine Inch Nails / Suicide / The Birthday Party / Throbbing Gristle / This Heat / The Fall / Swans / Fugazi/ Minutemen Available from 03.06.2016

The Pop Group / Sleaford Mods – Nations / Face To Faces
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Pop Group / Sleaford Mods – Nations / Face To Faces

Image: 1597194 The Pop Group and Sleaford Mods release a split 7″ on Monday June 18th through Freaks R Us. The single features Face To Faces a raw alternate version of a track featured on the forthcoming Sleaford Mods new album, and Nations a track taken from Citizen Zombie, The Pop Group’s recently acclaimed album.

Tracks

A: The Pop Group ‘Nations’
AA: Sleaford Mods ‘Face To Faces’

Web Links
Thepopgroup.net Sleafordmods.com
Facebook.com/thepopgroupofficial Facebook.com/sleafordmods
Twitter.com/thepopgroup twitter.com/sleafordmods
soundcloud.com/thepopgroup soundcloud.com/sleafordmods

Available from 19.06.2015

Michel Sardaby – Gail
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Michel Sardaby – Gail

Image: 1616542 World Seven is a record label brought to you by the Paris & London based Africa Seven crew. We have joined forces with a collective of label heads, music freaks & crusty crate diggers to expand our musical quest – to search the world for sounds, vibes & scenes which cross musical genres and geographical borders. It’s all about the music brothers and sisters. Michel Sardaby was born in Fort de France, Martinique in the French West Indies in 1935. As a child he was surrounded by music in his dad’s brasserie. He became a child prodigy on the piano and went on to study art at the Boulle School in Paris before deciding to concentrate on a career as a jazz pianist. Throughout the 60’s, he played piano with blues musicians like Sonny Boy Williamson and T-Bone Walker, at the same time beginning to release more jazz-focused solo albums.

The record was recorded in New York in 1975 and the personnel on record is formidable. Billy Hart (McCoy Tyner alumni) is on drums, Richard Davis on bass and Leopold Flemming on Percussion. Michel himself is on keys and delivers a Rhodes master class.

The album itself has been remastered specially for vinyl and pressed (at the request of Michel himself) on heavy weight vinyl.

Tracklisting
1 Gail
2 Spindrift
3 Ten Kisses Short As One
4 Welcome New Warmth
5 Help Me Belong Here
6 Song For My Children
7 One Long As Twenty
8 Sambando Nas Ondas Available from 01.12.2017

XL Middleton – Things Are Happening
Friday, August 25th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on XL Middleton – Things Are Happening

Image: 1611266 Things are happening. It’s a perpetual truth and something of a
mysterious, even ominous, sentiment as it applies to XL Middleton’s
follow up to “Tap Water.” Fittingly, the content of “Things Are Happening”
strays down darker or more cynical paths than its predecessor, and in
doing so takes the modern funk ethos as a whole beyond tried and true
formulas such as love songs or spiritual anthems. The grooves remain
uptempo, the synth work is still warm and percussive. But, there’s a
heavier story to tell, and greater truths to face.
The album opens with the uptempo, lowrider-ready “Never Have Too
Many Freaks.” Upon frst glance it’s a hedonistic ode to maintaining
multitudes of willing women for carnal conquest, but further listens reveal
the story of a man in search of love, let down too many times and thus
led away from the pursuit of romance. “Look Who’s Talkin’” details the
strenous nature of socializing as an introvert, with tongue-in-cheek lyrics
seated atop a warbly electro-funk instrumental. This theme is explored
again, in a more introspective fashion, on the album’s closer, “They Don’t
Wanna Leave.” On “Better Friend” (feat. Moniquea), XL plays witness
to those who would invade social circles for personal gain – an all too
common sight in the music business, perhaps foreshadowing a future
hip hop album by dropping a few bars before the song sizzles to a close.
Him and Zackey Force Funk team up on “Paradise Of Pavement,” an
anthem for the highs and lows of living in LA, framed by cosmic chords
and grinding synth bass tones. “Purple Sheets” resonates with a slow
Linn drum bounce as XL’s vocoder fnally offers a moment of unbridled
love/lust, adding a dimension to the album more akin to “Tap Water” than
anything else on the project.
Some might argue that the internalized nature of “Things Are Happening”
is badly timed, with the hyper-politicized environment we are now living in
almost demanding social commentary in art above all else. However, this
album is a reminder that, no matter who the president is or what global
woes we are facing, we also exist outside of the collective mind and have
our own individual stories to tell.

Tracklisting
1. Never have Too Many Freaks
2. Look Who’s Talkin’
3. Ice Level
4. Purple Sheets
5. Paradise Of Pavement (feat. Zackey Force Funk)
6. Better Friend (feat. Moniquea)
7. Prelude To The Invasion
8. Enjoy The Ride
9. Gotta Let You Go
10. They Don’t Wanna Leave Me
Available from 06.10.2017

Alec Mansion – Alec Mansion
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Alec Mansion – Alec Mansion

Image: 1610514 A sublime slice of boogie-funk, Alec Mansion has steadily gained the status of a “crate-digging classic”. Accordingly, it has been near-impossible to unearth a physical copy in good condition for many years. Be With is delighted to present the first ever vinyl reissue, remastered in time to grace the discerning terraces and boat parties of the coming summer months.

Originally released in 1983, the LP arrived with impeccable credentials, programming duties were handled by Dan Lacksman (the brains behind Telex, the “Belgian Kraftwerk”) whilst production came from Marc Moulin (of jazz-rock fusion heroes Placebo). At the time its merits were mainly praised by radio and studio heads. Today, Mansion’s masterpiece is lauded by boogie aficionados from Liege to Los Angeles.

It was during a stay in Chicago that the Belgian took inspiration from the communal spirit and sheer power of black American funk. In a recent interview with Vice’s Noisey, Mansion cited The Whispers, Prince and Chic as key touchstones in his quest for his desired sound. Upon finessing his idiosyncratic European style of funk for his self-titled sophomore LP, Mansion flirted with perfection.

Showcasing a staggering run of instant (non)-hits, this sonically stunning album can be viewed as both of its time and, yet, aeons ahead of it.

Amongst the myriad highlights, “Ou Es-Tu” recalls neck-breaking G-Funk roughly a decade before it was ubiquitous. Its swagger conjures the fantasy sound of Dam-Funk producing fellow Francophone masters Phoenix, circa United, all buzzing synths and snapping drums underpinning vocals that ooze European style.

The glorious synth-workout “Dans L’eau De Nice” boasts an inordinate amount of instrumental flourishes. Augmented by Mansion’s vocal class, it still feels tight and perfectly formed like all timeless pop music, and it has since become infamous as a joyous end-of-night singalong hit for house parties.

The startlingly confident “Marche” borders on the arrogant, its sun-drenched cool inviting both awe and irresistible movement. “Quand Je Serai Grand” blasts lazer-guided synth washes over an undeniable groove that would’ve made Nile Rodgers swoon as he prepped Like A Virgin.

The acid squelch that propels the strutting “Laid, Bête, Et Méchant” delivers infectious bounce with enviable abandon whilst the fantastically wonky “Trop Triste” garnered renewed attention after featuring on Zaltan’s beloved Quartier Choc mixtape.

On the rare occasions it appears on the secondary market, it commands eye-watering figures. A record that has eluded even the most seasoned of vinyl freaks, this officially licensed reissue enables a wider audience to now discover its undoubted genius. Dovetailing neatly with the recent interest in forgotten boogie and obscure Euro-pop, this timely reappearance of a certified lost treasure is sure to be one of the summer’s essential releases. As sophisticated and multi-layered as the best of the genre, this is highly recommended if you dig for analogue boogie/synth-funk as well as the more leftfield elements of slick 80s pop.

The original artwork of both jacket and sumptuous, full-colour inner sleeve has been faithfully restored, the latter featuring Mansion’s memorable lyrics emblazoned across the pleasing jazzy early 80s design. Sonically, Simon Francis’ deft mastering adds clarity and muscle throughout and, as ever, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g.

Tracklisting
1 Dans L’Eau De Nice
2 Laid, Bête Et Méchant
3 Marche
4 Quand Je Serai Grand
5 Du Tu Au Tout
6 Où Es-Tu
7 Toi, C’est Different
8 Maintenant
9 Trop Triste
10 Knock-Out A Knokke Le Zoute Available from 21.07.2017

Ernesto Ferreyra
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Born in Argentina, Ernesto Ferreyra travels the world in pursuit of musical enlightenment. From Mexico, to Montreal, to Berlin, Ernesto proves rhythm knows no borders. The die was cast early when Ernesto began to collect records by Depeche Mode, Jean Michael Jarre and Pink Floyd, which led him to discover house music, at the time, […]

Dave Aju
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Bay Area born Marc David Barrite aka Dave Aju is a reliable name for fresh and distinctive electronic music, combining a deep knowledge and passion for dance music history with a fearless, forward-thinking approach to production and performance. A diverse range of influences from his jazz upbringing and hip-hop years, to the outer realms of […]

Raja Zahr – Drums of Lebanon
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Raja Zahr – Drums of Lebanon

Fortuna Records have gone all out and reissued one of the most insane, far out records to have ever come out of Lebanon. Originally released in 1980 ,Raja Zahr’s “Drum Sequence” is a ‘get crazy’, experimental disco monster, utilizing Middle Eastern pe…

Shlomi Aber
Monday, August 29th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Born and raised in Israel, Shlomi’s personal approach, married with 15 years of production experience and over 20 years of djing, takes influence from Jazz, Funk, Minimal, Acid, and in particular the old school Detroit Techno movement. Aber has created some of the most recognizable and unique techno anthems of the modern times for the […]

Rudy Ray Moore – Dolemite For President
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rudy Ray Moore – Dolemite For President

Image: 1605675 You might think that a certain bad-hair-having, shit-talking presidential candidate is obnoxious, but there’s one man who would definitely
be more dangerous in the White House: Dolemite.
Traffic Entertainment Group is proud to reissue this hilarious and downright filthy album to celebrate the mud-slinging we’ll all be
experiencing this fall. And, of course, to remind the world of Rudy Ray Moore’s unique comedic genius.
Originally released in 1972 in the middle of the disaster now known as the Nixon Years, the album is filled to the brim with Moore’s bawdy
but debatably insightful takes on politics, sex and American society, funneled through the lens of his most famous persona, Dolemite. As
it warns on the cover: “Rated XXX: For Adults Only.” And they aren’t kidding.
The album’s lengthy first cut, “Campaign Speech,” is worth the price of admission alone. Ranting for ten minutes straight, Moore lets it all
hang out, with every bit of profanity he can muster. It’s certainly interesting to hear some of his words more than four decades later. “I’m
not promising you a chicken in every pot,” he bellows, in his trademark raspy scowl. “I’m not promising you a God-damn thing. If I am
elected, I promise to legalize prostitution, marijuana, stealing, and every other motherfuckin’ thing you want to do.” Making fun of Nixon,
George McGovern and Spiro Agnew, he continues, “We’re still waiting for that 40 acres and that motherfucking mule.”
Towards the end, he brings forth a metaphor that, interestingly, would come true in the year of Moore’s passing, 2008: “The next thing I’ma
do, I’m gonna move on my first act. I’m gonna get me 2,000 raggedy-ass painters, and paint the motherfucking White House black!”
The rest of the album’s 13 songs are equally loud, offensive, funny and even – when the audience isn’t expecting it – serious. With a live
soul group grooving behind him and a live audience yelling support along the way, he gives his fans what they want on cuts like “Dance Of
The Freaks,” “Long Island Duck,” “Farting Contest” and “Chester & Mr. Dillon.”
Released on black vinyl with its eye-catching original front and back artwork, it’s a great way to relive the comedic bravery and brashness
of a truly unique man, Rudy Ray Moore.

A1. Campaign Speech – Discussing Issues On:
Mary Wanna – Foreign Aid – Steeling – Black House
A2. Stack-A-Lee • A3. Bulldaggers Plus 20
B1. Good Pussy Lil • B2. Good Old Breast Milk • B3. Long Island Duck
B4. Just Roll It Over • B5. Farting Contest • B6. Hell If You Got Em
B7. Sit In Your Mama’s Lap • B8. Mississippi • B9. Chester & Mr. Dillon
B10. Chestnuts Hercules Available from 02.09.2016

The Rejected / Que Sakamoto – To Rack & Ruin Vol.12
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Rejected / Que Sakamoto – To Rack & Ruin Vol.12

Image: 1605885 Back once again with the renegade masters, To Rack & Ruin romp on, bringing ill behaviour and dance floor damage wherever they go. This twelfth instalment of the heady edit series sees Mancunian maverick Neil Diablo invite The Rejected and Que Sakamoto to tackle a side each on this floor flaying four tracker.

Italian newcomer The Rejected may be a man of mystery right now, but as soon as you’ve copped an earful of his body shaking A-side, you’ll be stalking him like an ex on Facebook! He kicks off the set with the tumbling toms of ‘Gambling In The 70s’, a feel good groove which leads the conga line on a precise path between parmesan and taleggio.

Making expert use of percussive breakdowns and reverb heavy rests, The Rejected revels in the cruise ship orchestration and camp euro vocals without ever letting the pecorino overpower the pasta – buono! Leaving the glam and glitter of the A1 behind, the Italian edit maestro takes us deep on A2 offering ‘Lucky Lucio’, working a low slung bassline, wah guitar and hushed psyche vocals into a slow burning funk bomb perfect for the warm up or post peak.

Additional synth work and a dynamic arrangement light make this wonky wonder stand taller than the Tower of Piza, taking the dance floor on a tile-eyed trip from start to finish.

The B-side belongs to Japanese disco kingpin Que Sakamoto, who takes a break from rocking the decks with Psychemagik, Crazy P and the ALFOS crew at his legendary Huits Etoiles club night in Tokyo, to bring the party to your turntable. ‘Mr Moonlight’ makes an instant impression, slicing some familiar piano chords over a squelching funk guitar and propulsive bassline to get those fists pumping from the off.

As the track progresses, the producer introduces star gazing synth licks, psychedelic solos and a chugging groove blasting us into a distant dance floor dimension. We’ve barely caught our breath from that unbridled ecstasy before Que freaks us out again, dropping us headfirst into the full blooded funk of ‘Salut Des Frangines’.

Powerhouse percussion and heavy duty wah guitar take the lead here, blazing bright over tasty organ licks and rumbling bass, before dropping out completely for an fx heavy breakdown in the second half. So dope you could smoke it!

Tracklisting:

A1 The Rejected – Gambling in the 70s
A2 The Rejected – Lucky Lucio
B1 Que Sakamoto – Mr Moonlight
B2 Que Sakamoto – Salut Des Frangines
Available from 14.10.2016

Suzanne Ciani – Buchla Concerts
Friday, March 25th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Suzanne Ciani – Buchla Concerts

Image: 1603282 Finders Keepers invite you to witness the incredible first ever Buchla synthesiser concerts/demonstrations providing a distinctive feminine alternative to The Silver Apples Of The Moon if they had ever been presented in phonographic form. This is history in the remaking.

This spring Finders Keepers Records are proud to release an archival project that not only redefines musical history but boasts genuine claim to the overused buzzwords such as pioneering, maverick, experimental, groundbreaking and esoteric, while questioning social politics and the evolution of music technology as we’ve come to understand it. To describe this records as a game-changer is an understatement. This record represents a musical revolution, a scientific benchmark and a trophy in the cabinet of counter culture creativity. This record is a triumphant yardstick in the synthesiser space race and the untold story of the first woman on the proverbial moon. While pondering the early accolades of this record it’s daunting to learn that this record was in fact not a record at all… It was a manifesto and a gateway to a new world, that somehow never quite opened. If the unfamiliar, modernistic, melodic, pulses, tones and harmonics found on this 1975 live presentation/grant application/educational demonstration had been placed in a phonographic context alongside the promoted work of Morton Subotnick, Walter Carlos or Tomita then the name Suzanne Ciani and her influence would have already radically changed the shape, sound and gender of our record collections. Hopefully there is still chance.

In short, Suzanne was a self-imposed twenty-year-old employee of the Buchla modular synthesiser company, San Francisco’s neck and neck contender to New York’s Moog. Buchla was run by a community of festival freaks and academic acid eaters whose roots in new age lifestyles and the reinvention of art and music replaced the business acumen enjoyed by its likeminded East Coasters. In the eyes of the consumer the creative refusal to adopt rudimentary facets like a piano keyboard controller rendered the Buchla synthesiser the more obscure stubborn sister of the synth marathon, steering these incredible units away from the mainstream into the homes and studios of free music aficionados, art house composers and die-hard revolutionaries. Championed and semi-showcased by composer Morton Subotnick on his albums The Bull and Silver Apples Of The Moon, Buchla’s versatility began to open the minds of a new generation, but the high-end design features and no-compromise modus operandi was often confused with incompatibility and, in the pulsating shadow of Moog’s marketing, the revolution would not be televised nor patronised. Suzanne Ciani, as one of the very few female composers on the frontline (and also providing the back line) did not lose faith.

These “concerts” are the epitome of rare music technology historic documents, performed by a real musician whose skills and academic education in classical composition already outweighed her male synthesiser contemporaries of twice her age. At the very start of her fragile career these recordings are nothing short of sacrificial ode to her mentor and machine, sonic pickets of the revolution and love letters to an absolutely genuine vision of and ‘alternative’ musical future. In denouncing her own precocious polymathmatic past in a bid to persuade the world to sing from a new hymn sheet, Suzanne Ciani created a bi-product of never before heard music that would render the pigeon holes “ambient” and “futuristic” utterly inadequate. Providing nothing short of an entirely different feminine take on the experimental “records” of Morton Subotnick and proving to a small, judgmental audience and jury the true versatility of one of the most radical and idiosyncratic musical instruments of the 20th century. These recordings have not been heard since then.

The importance of these genuinely lost pieces of electronic musics puzzle almost eclipses the glaring detail of Suzanne’s gender as a distinct minority in an almost exclusively male dominated, faceless, coldly scientific landscape. Those familiar with Suzanne’s work, a vast vault of previously unpublished “non-records”, will already know how the creative politics in her art of “being” simultaneously reshaped the worlds of synth design, advertising and film composition before anyone had even dropped a stylus in her groove. Needless to say this record, finally commanding the archival format of choice, courtesy of the Ciani and Finders Keepers longstanding unison, was not the last “first” with which this hugely important composer would gift society, and the future of a wide range of exciting evolving creative disciplines.

You have found a holy grail of electronic music and a female musical pioneer who was too proactive to take the trophies. With the light of Buchla and Ciani’s initial flame Finders Keepers continues to take a torch through the vaults of this lesser-celebrated music legacy shining a beam on these “non-records” that evaded the limelight for almost half a century. You can’t write history when you are too busy making it. With fresh ink in the bottomless well, let’s start at the beginning. Again. You, are invited!

Tracklist:

1. Concert At WBAI Free Music Store
2. Concert At Phil Niblock’s Loft Available from 29.04.2016

Maya – Synthezoid Heartbreak / Distant Visions
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Maya – Synthezoid Heartbreak / Distant Visions

Image: 1602638 Cherrystones and Touch Sensitive come together again to proudly present a lost masterpiece from the U.S. hard rock and psychedelic underground. Fully remastered and faithfully reproduced on limited 7inch vinyl with additional insert featuring lyrics and notes from Burk Skyhorse Price (Maya) and Cherrystones. Two tracks of timeless, heartfelt outsider music. “In the drying up world of unknown homemade underground rock sounds, there never fails to be at least one scurrying rodent running for cover, bug-eyed under the flashlight of the modern-day sonic adventure seeker. Nearly all the LPs have been brought to the surface.?More recently, rabid fuzz and loner sound explorers are rubbing elbows with Northern Soul speed-freaks in the deep, cold, hour-eating world of coverless 45s to seek out what could be seen as the final frontier of no budget, big dream and no fan base homemade local vulnerable Rock ’n’ Roll.

A UK discovered and repressed Ohio private nuclear soul bomb by Burk Skyhorse Price with his Maya unit from the shadows of Cincinnati Ohio, in the music-world turmoil year of 1975. The single has all the ingredients: songs about heartache, bubbling synths, alien feelings, proto-punk, backwards feedback, isolation. Two lengthy songs of two different moods: ‘Synthezoid Heartbreak’ a “”Fuck You!” to all partners that want you to join the Real Estate game and turn in your misfired Envelope pedals for a suit and tie, rendered musically in raging underground punk damage mode. But I think the small band of freaks that have heard Maya’s lone 45 agree that its the pro-Alien sad dirge of ‘Distant Visions’ that gets the pen scratching the history books for another legendary entry. This reflective-afternoon delay lurker makes me wonder what happened AFTER the fade out to ‘Visions’. Maybe the homemade air siren blew out the studio? Regardless, here is a big dreaming band that left quite a brief one-two punch to the face of the industry that had no place for their punk and lonely sound poems. Funny but fitting how they have finally found a home forty years later and many continents away. Solid homemade damage here, touching AND sensitive, albeit crushingly loud.”

https://soundcloud.com/touchsensitiverecords/synthezoid-heartbreak Available from 04.03.2016

Luke Solomon
Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , ,
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No-one could debate Luke Solomon’s dance music credentials. From setting up the seminal label Classic Recordings with Derrick Carter to taking quirky house to the UK Top 10 and international charts, with his band Freaks, to DJing around the globe and performing live, Luke has been there for many of the more interesting 4/4 moments […]

Trama – Trama
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Trama – Trama

Image: 1598117 Just in time for summer! Some serious heat from the darkest corners of the TK Disco vaults, dug up, re-mastered and brought back to life for your listening and dancing pleasure!

To say Trama’s sole LP is a rarity is an understatement! Released on TK offshoot CAT Records in 1977 it’s swaggering street-funk attitude, tight ass rhythm section, blistering arrangements and stellar vocal performances from a young Donna Allen has left beat digging, Soul, Boogie and Disco freaks hot under the collar for over 3 decades!

Often selling on-line for tidy sums (£250 +) this LP is a true gem, now is your chance to own a %100 legit, TK Disco sanctioned, vinyl copy of this killer Soul LP. Re-issued just the way it originally came out in 1977, no tricks. Essential!

TRACK LISTING:

A1. Gimmie Some Lovin
A2. I know you Want It
A3. It’s Amazing
A4. Captain Of The Ship
B1. If I Ever Do Wrong
B2. Straight Groove
B3. You Should Be Dancing
B4. Come With Me Available from 17.07.2015

Tasty Treats (Ronald Burrell) – Got To Believe
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tasty Treats (Ronald Burrell) – Got To Believe

Tasty Treats, another side project of the multi-talented Ronald Burrell dropped this 4 track EP way back in 1993 on the cult Citi label out of NYC.As expected the tracks contained within have all the facets of that magical “Burrell sound”, healthy dos…

Albion – Albion
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Albion – Albion

Image: 1597418 After successful releases on Sam Holborn’s Forest Jams, Sacha Mambo’s Macadam Mambo, and his wildly popular Mixtura mix series, Albion is back with a 6 track EP of delightful cosmotropical disco edits. New flavors for discerning tastes. As per Rotating Souls tradition, there’s something new, something different on this release for all tastes.

A1: Veni Vidi Voodoo is an intro to the EP, psychedelic cosmic synths, building up into a crazy synth discofunk number. Sounding like something from an obscure 1970s italian space opera mixed with a sleazy synth funk sci fi blaxploitation/euro crime jam.

A2: Turning On: A percussive italo disco chugger with a vocals that haunt – perfect for dark warehouse affairs. Raw 80s drum machines and synths on full display in this jam. Full on peak time synth funk energy.

A3: Mind Confusion: outdoorsy psychedelic festival synth disco sounds.

B1: Nightliner: Space Disco Funk! Take your dance floor to a new destination with this jam. If you need some funky guitars, moog melodies, sweet strings, and tropical sounds in your set, throw this one on!

B2: Shangri La: A hard electro disco track funkin’ out at the beach….while on acid. Balearo-Beach style guitars, and funky synth solos – one for the synth funk freaks! This song is a definite summer jam.

B3. All We Need Is Each Other: Sweet romantic vocals with a catchy hook, crazy synth solos, with a groovy bassline guaranteed to heat up the floor. Available from 12.06.2015

The Pop Group – Versions Galore EP (RSD)
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Pop Group – Versions Galore EP (RSD)

Image: 1595163 Post punk provocateurs The Pop Group release an exclusive Record Store Day limited colour EP. The tracks are mixes from their recent highly-acclaimed album ‘Citizen Zombie’ produced by the multi Grammy and Academy Award winning producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine). Limited Edition 180g Colour Vinyl + DL Card

Side A
1. Zombie [Land]
2. The Immaculate

Side B
1. Shadow [Master]
2. Echelon [Instro-Mental]

Post punk provocateurs The Pop Group release an exclusive Record Store Day limited colour EP. The tracks are mixes from their recent highly-acclaimed album ‘Citizen Zombie’ produced by the multi Grammy and Academy Award winning producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine).
“With Citizen Zombie, The Pop Group once again seize on the material of the present, taking on contemporary hi-fi studio aesthetics and borrowing blueprints from modern dance, avant rock and funk to create the kind of recombinant din that would move faster than the times, reclaiming a space that is always, somehow, one step ahead” The Wire 2015
“They paved the way for Fugazi’s politicized dissonance, Massive Attack and Nine Inch Nails’ larger-than-life soundscapes, and the dancefloor-friendly art-rock moves of contemporary bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Liars.” Rollingstone.com 2014

Web Links
Thepopgroup.net
Facebook.com/thepopgroupofficial
Twitter.com/thepopgroup
soundcloud.com/freaks-r-us

FOR FANS OF
Sonic Youth / Nick Cave / Grinderman / Nine Inch Nails / Massive Attack / Portishead /
LCD Soundsystem / St. Vincent / The Bug / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Suicide / Gang Of Four / Swans / Fugazi / Minutemen / Jesus & Mary Chain

Available from 18.04.2015

Forrce – Keep On Dancin’
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Forrce – Keep On Dancin’

Another classic from the West End archives! Forrrce’s “Keep On Dancin” from 1982 was a huge record across the board from Bronx block parties to the Paradise Garage in NYC and DJ Harvey’s “Moist” nights in London town, it’s popularity was bolstered by …

4M International – Space Operator
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on 4M International – Space Operator

The mysteriously named 4M International was a side project of the production team behind short lived Italo group Trilogy (“Not Love”, “Black Devil” etc). “Space Operator” is the only record the outfit recorded and is an ultra spacey, pitched down, cos…

Matt Warren – Rock The Nation
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Matt Warren – Rock The Nation

Image: 1593434 “Rock The Nation” is an ultra rare, obscure proto-House, Electro Rap cut from the very first wave of Chicago House, produced by Matt Warren and boasting a mix from legendary Hot Mix 5 DJ Kenny “Jammin” Jason. Released in 1985, it’s staccato drum machine rhythms, boastful raps and loopy synth sounds touch on a cross section of musical influences that would have been the norm in Chicago at the time, traces of Kraftwerk, Italo Disco, Freestyle, Cybotron, Afrika Bambaataa and more are all present.

Released on the ultra small Alwan label, “Rock The Nation” is the perfect example of less is more, a raw bedroom jam that booms out of your speakers, tough beats paired with tough lyrical delivery. This rarity will appeal to House heads, Hip Hop fanatics, Italo freaks and Electro enthusiasts, a solid old school nugget that has never been re-issued or re-mastered in the 28 years since it’s original release… Until now!

This release has been re-issued & re-mastered in conjunction with Alwan / Trax Records and features the original 1985 Alwan label artwork.

TRACK LISTING:

A. Rock The Nation
B. Rock The Nation (Kenny Jason Remix) Available from 21.11.2014

Mind Fair – Mind Fair
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mind Fair – Mind Fair

Image: 1591695 Mind Fair are Dean Meredith (Chicken Lips, Goat Dance) and Ben Shenton. Over the last few years they have had a slew of 12’s out on Golf Channel, International Feel and their own imprint, Rogue Cat Sounds, but are only now dropping this, their long awaited debut LP.

It is a bluesy folk funk swamp techno barnyard stomp of an album. It takes in influences from krautrock to English psych through to classic Detroit Techno, Chicago House and the (Italo) Disco that inspired it.

It somehow unifies these diverse threads and drags them into 2014 via a rave in the countryside. We go dancing on a hay bale at 10am in the sunshine in a pair of dungarees before collapsing on a friend’s sofa and skinning up amidst people jamming with acoustic guitars and bongos. Through it all marches the distinctive sounds that are Dean and Ben’s hallmarks: chugging analog bass and deeply funky drums.

All this is set to a loose concept of night out at the quintessential English traveling fair manned by psychedelic freaks…the fair of the mind.

The vocal talents of Clover Ray feature, alongside other regular contributors Karl ‘Akuko’ Milller (percussion & vocals), Tim Silver (ukelele!), Sadie Shenton Jones (vocals) and James Flanagan (vocals). Sumptuous artwork comes from Thomas Bullock aka Tom of England of Rub n Tug / Map of Africa fame. Includes download code.

TRACKLISTING:

A1. ENJOY THE FAIR (INTRO)
A2. GREEN FINGERS (LOVE FROM ABOVE)
A3. DEUTSCHE BAG
A4. CURSED
A5. U GOT THE LOVIN’
A6. VOODOO TRAIN
B1. NEON CARNIVAL
B2. SO MOROSE
B3. SUNNY CARTER
B4. FIND ME AT THE FAIR
B5. MUSHROOM BLUES Available from 03.10.2014

Galaxians – Galaxians EP
Friday, July 4th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Galaxians – Galaxians EP

Image: 1589657 Galaxians are a 2 man synth funk band from Leeds UK influenced by the 80s disco and boogie sounds from New York City. This EP is one for the synth funk freaks, and disco maniacs!

First up is ‘Blasting Off’, a highly percussive electro-funk jam, with dance floor damaging synth funk melodies and a hint of Beverly Hills Cop! The follow up, ‘My Shit is Custom’ is a more modern synth funk/disco song with many style change ups… starts electro, moves into funk, then sweet 90s house keys in the end with a strong electro-bass undercurrent.

On the flip, a slowed down soulful jam ‘Nightlife’ features more sweet electro-bass melodies with a steady percussive groove. Closing it out is ‘Fire & Magic.’ This synth disco funk jam has a chugging bassline, with some sleazy keys in between… culminating in a disco laser shootout!

A1. Blasting Off
A2. My Shit Is Custom
B1. Nightlife
B2. Fire And Magic Available from 13.06.2014

Quasamodo & The Q Orchestra – The Big Picture
Friday, May 16th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Quasamodo & The Q Orchestra – The Big Picture

Image: 1588775 Im Anschluss an seine Debüt-EP auf Jalapeno im vergangenen Jahr ist Quasamodo (jetzt von seinem Q Orchester begleitet) wieder zurück mit seinem ersten Album “The Big Picture” für Jalapeno. Ausgestattet mit dem gefühlvollen Gesang von Thaliah und mit Qs authentischen Produktionen und gelegentlichen Raps, ist das Album ein Fest von Soul & Funk und ein Rückfall in frühe Jalapeno Tage. Quasamodo ist kein Neuling in der Szene, nachdem er zuvor schon ein Album auf dem sehr geschätzten Label Freestyle Records veröffentlicht hat sowie die Partnerschaft mit Basement Freaks für ein Album-Projekt unter dem Namen Smokey Bandits auf Bombastic Jam eingegangnen war. Das Album wird von zwei Singles unterstützt werden – die erste Single “Hard To Be A Superman” mit Remixes von Valique & Basement Freaks, gefolgt von “My Friend is Blue” mit Remixes von Rayko und Soopasoul. Available from 25.04.2014

Kabale Und Liebe
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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While Amsterdam is rising to fame as a hotbed for young techno talent, one of its greatest new ambassadors is gaining grounds accordingly. Not only has Kabale und Liebe – amongst other smashing releases – produced one of the greatest clubhits of the decade. He is currently sweeping dancefloors across Europe with his compelling live […]

Mach One – M.A.C.H. (Premium Edition)
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mach One – M.A.C.H. (Premium Edition)

Image: 1588223 Die Berliner Hinterhof-Legende Mach One ist nicht tot zu kriegen. Nachdem ihm böse Zungen nach einer siebenjährigen Schaffenspause bereits das Karriereende prophezeit haben, kam das Meisterstück 2. Wer aber nun gedacht hat, dass es wieder ein halbes Jahrzehnt dauern würde, bis man etwas vom Meister aus Kreuzberg hört, wird eines Besseren belehrt. “M.A.C.H.” heißt das neue Werk und es ist komplett. Sozialisiert im Dunstkreis der ersten Generation Berliner Untergrund-Rapper und aufgewachsen als Sohn des Schriftstellers und DDR-Denunzianten Uwe Kolbe, verkörpert Mach One schon immer zwei Welten: die Anti-Haltung der Royal-Bunker-Ära und die lyrische Seite seines Vaters. Sein neues, selbstproduziertes Album “M.A.C.H.” schlägt diesen Spagat der Kulturen ein weiteres Mal. Reflektierte Gentrifizierungs-Gedanken stehen klassischen Representern gegenüber, Ansagen eines Freaks reihen sich an die Erwartungshaltungen an seine neugewonnene Vaterrolle. Mit uneinsichtigem Grown-Men-Rap, der sich sympathisch dem Zeitgeist verweigert, hat sich Mach seine ganz eigene Nische in der boomenden Szene geschaffen und ein treues, dankbares Netzwerk zeitloser Traditionalisten aufgebaut. Dass er mit Mitte 30 noch einmal eine Chance dazu bekam, gleicht einem Wunder. “Ich habe meiner Mutter damals gesagt: ‘Ich brech’ die Schule ab und werde Künstler’. Jetzt habe ich endlich das Gefühl, die richtige Entscheidung getroffen zu haben”, beschreibt er seinen vorläufigen Karriere-Höhepunkt auf dem Splash! 2013. Den Legendenstatus in der Hauptstadt hat Mach längst inne. Mit “M.A.C.H.” zementiert der integerste Charakter der aktuellen Rap-Spielzeit diesen Status auch in der gesamten Szene. Available from 04.04.2014

Bass Sultan Hengzt – Endlich Erwachsen (No Limits)
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Bass Sultan Hengzt ist zurück! Der Berliner Ausnahme-MC mit Kultstatus veröffentlicht sein bestes Album ever! Featuring Sido, Yasha, die Atzen und Serk!

2CD NL021PE / CD NL021-2 / 2LP+CD NL021-1
Release: 18-04-14
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