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Typesun – Icebergs / Water Song
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Typesun – Icebergs / Water Song

Image: 1600536 Produzent und Songwriter Typesun präsentiert seine beiden Tracks “Icebergs” und “Water” auf einer 10″ Vinyl. Zu hören sind meisterhaft gestaltete und kompromisslose Erkundungen in unbekannte Welten, mit Gesang von Alison Garner von The Fauns und Alex Rita vom dänischen Duo Okapii. Available from 27.11.2015

Gulls – Water Creature
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Gulls – Water Creature

Image: 1603557 Water Creature is a 110 bpm beast of fuzzed bassline, panned toms, 80s claps, & more. “Gulls Rhythm Force” is a real-time ensemble of horns, percussion & electronics deployed in the service of the Gulls aesthetic.

A. Water Creature
B. Gulls Rhythm Force Available from 29.04.2016

Mick Jenkins – The Water(s)
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mick Jenkins – The Water(s)

Image: 1602674 With all due respect to New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Miami,
the epicenter of the rap universe in 2016 just may be Chicago. With
young stars ranging from Chief Keef to Chance The Rapper to Lil
Bibby to Vic Mensa, the Windy City continues to push the boundaries
of hip-hop music and culture. The latest artist to emerge from this
hotbed of talent is Mick Jenkins, a gifted lyricist who has built a
strong buzz online with a series of acclaimed mixtapes. Now, one of
those collections will be available in physical format for the first time
ever, with a limited-edition vinyl pressing of “The Water[s]” set to hit
stores soon. Originally released online in late 2014, “The Water[s]”
features appearances from fellow rising stars Joey Bada$$ and
Noname Gypsy, plus production from Statik Selektah, Kirk Knight,
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, DJ Dahi, and many more. XXL called the
project an “indisputable success”, declaring Jenkins “a formidable
opponent to some of hip-hop’s most highly regarded MCs”

1. Shipwrecked (featuring The Mind)
2. THC
3. The Waters
4. Healer (featuring Jean Deaux)
5. Comfortable” (featuring Noname Gypsy)
6. Vibe
7. Jazz
8. Black Sheep
9. Drink More (featuring Ebony)
10. Canada Dry
11. Who Else
12. Dehydration
13. 514
14. Martyrs
15. Jerome (featuring Joey Bada$$)

• The Water[s] downloaded over 50,000 times on DatPiff. This
will be the first official physical pressing.
• Mick Jenkins signed to Cinematic Music Group, which has
helped launch the careers of Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T.,
Smoke DZA, and many more.
• Album features appearances from Joey Bada$$ and Noname
Gypsy, plus production from Statik Selektah, Kirk Knight,
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, DJ Dahi, and many more Available from 25.03.2016

Patty Waters – College Tour (Colored/180g)
Friday, May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Patty Waters – College Tour (Colored/180g)

ESP presents Patty Waters College Tour repressed as a limited edition on Esperanto-green, 180-gram vinyl.Track Listing:Side 1 1. Song of Clifford 4:09 2. Hush Little Baby with Ba Ha Bad 6:32 3. Wild Is the Wind 5:53 4. Prayer …

The Meltdown – Better Days / Sweet Water
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Meltdown – Better Days / Sweet Water

The Meltdown. It’s a bold, brassy, twangy steam train of bumping backbeats and swinging shuffles. Then there’s that voice. Sweet as honey. The voice is soul, but it’s country too and something else indefinable, like you heard it before but don’t know …

Common – Like Water For Chocolate
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Common – Like Water For Chocolate

ATTENTION: PRICE CHANGE!! PRE-ORDERS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED! Tracklisting:A1 Time Travelin’ (A Tribute To Fela) 6:38A2 Heat 3:40A3 Cold Blooded 4:58A4 Dooinit 3:37B1 The Light 4:02B2 Funky For You 6:14B3 The Questions 4:09B4 Time Travelin’ Reprise 1:32C1…

Fennesz – Venice (10th Anniversary Edition)
Thursday, October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Fennesz – Venice (10th Anniversary Edition)

***10th Anniversary Gatefold 2LP Edition, first time on vinyl – contains bonus tracks*** – Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft Cut by Jason at Transition Featuring David Sylvian and Burkhard Stangl Special 10th anniversary edition Track listing:…

The Scouts / Rusty Isabell – Mr Custer Stomp / Firewater
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Scouts / Rusty Isabell – Mr Custer Stomp / Firewater

A native American themed twin-spin, with the top side featuring the Scouts recounting Custer’s infamous last stand in stomping, hollering glory. In today’s enlightened world, it’s kind of questionable of course, but the phony native chants really add …

Raekwon – Only Builty 4 Cuban Linx (Purple Tape Watch Box)
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Raekwon – Only Builty 4 Cuban Linx (Purple Tape Watch Box)

Image: 1600777 Hip-hop fans who will salivate at this reissue likely already know some of the backstory: in 1995, worldwide Wu-Tang
frenzy was at an all-time high. First, of course, there had been the Wu-Tang’s epic 1993 debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36
Chambers), which changed the shape of hip-hop to come, with ripples that still resonate today. Then the solo albums,
all produced by Wu patriarch RZA: first was Method Man’s Tical (late 1994), then Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36
Chambers: The Dirty Version (spring 1995).
By the time Raekwon’s debut was ready, fans were knocking each other over on album release day. And so, on August
1, 1995 as the legend goes, the first 10,000 cassette buyers ran home and opened their plastic cases to discover that
the tape itself was an unexpected, stunning shade of lavender.
The rest, as they say, is history… and limited-edition history at that. After the initial purple versions, RCA Records
switched to the usual clear plastic to house the legendary tape. The Purple Tape became an instant collector’s item, a
Holy Grail for Wu-Tang disciples, coveted by those who could claim to be the earliest devotees of Raekwon’s lyrical
genius. The album is still called “The Purple Tape” to this day, by Raekwon and other Wu-Tang members.
Colors aside, though, let’s not forget the album itself. Backed by arguably RZA’s most wide-ranging, hard-hitting and
at-times lush beats on any Wu-Tang family album before or since, Raekwon and co-MC Ghost Face Killer run the
lyrical gamut, introducing “Wu-Gambinos” slang, dishing out “Ice Cream”, and melting “Glaciers of Ice” along the
way to influencing just about every MC who followed in their wake.
Beyond Ghostface (who shines on 12 out of the album’s 17 tracks), guest appearances from Nas, Method Man,
Inspectah Deck, Master Killa, RZA and the debut of Cappadonna (aka Cappachino) locked the album as an
undisputed classic. It’s a record that hit hard in 1995 and continues to resonate with new fans to this day.
As Raekwon explained in the original “Purple Tape Cassette Box” liner notes book (and in Brian Coleman’s Check the
Technique Volume 2): “A lot of rappers wasn’t being creative [at that time] and we came with a potion that just
shocked the game. We introduced shoes, we brought about different names and aliases. That record inspired maybe
95% of the game’s lyrics [afterwards], and integrity on just making music, period. People from our era know how real
it is. It’s timeless.”
20 years later, celebrate the majesty of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx with Get On Down’s “Purple Tape Watch Box,” a
release you are sure to proudly display in your collection for decades to come.

SIDE ONE: Striving For Perfection • Knuckleheadz • Knowledge God • Criminology
Incarcerated Scarfaces • Rainy Dayz • Guillotine (Swordz) • Can It All Be So Simple (Remix)
SIDE TWO: Shark Niggas • Ice Water • Glaciers Of Ice • Verbal Intercourse • Wisdom Body
Spot Rusherz • Ice Cream • Wu-Gambinos • Heaven & Hell

• 20th Anniversary edition released in collaboration with Raekwon, who designed the set’s look & feel
• A Purple Cassette of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is housed in a premium, “Watch Box” display case with white stitching, an embossed silver-on-black Raekwon logo, and a “The Purple Tape” silver placard on front
• Full color outer box with wrap-around original cover artwork
• Cassette only: repressing of the original famed “Purple Tape,” with full audio from 1995 album
• 118-page hardcover book, featuring lyrics to all songs and liner notes by Chris Faraone and Raekwon, plus photos and other visuals pertaining to album’s 1995 release
• Limited to 1995 copies worldwide! Available from 04.12.2015

The Autumn Defense – Circles
Friday, November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Autumn Defense – Circles

Wilco’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone blend timeless orchestral pop and silk-soft country-folk as The Autumn Defense. Circles, their expertly realised sophomore album, has long been their most sought-after record. Out of print on vinyl for almost a de…

Edu Imbernon
Monday, October 30th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Sprouting from city of “valour” – Valencia – the multifaceted artist: producer, remixer, DJ, label owner and event promoter Edu Imbernon is a truly global electronic music proposition. Edu has carved out an emotive, melodic sound focusing on songcraft that is all his own: a unique blend of electronica, house and indie. This sound was […]

J Dilla – J Dilla’s Delights V.1 (BF RSD)
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on J Dilla – J Dilla’s Delights V.1 (BF RSD)

Image: 1615482 After releasing Motor City, The King of Beats Vol 1 & 2, the Ma Duke’s
Collection, and the Jay Dee aka King Dilla beat compilations all over the last
year or so, the world is graced with yet another stellar posthumous release,
a two volume beat tape from J Dilla, ‘Dilla’s Delights Vol. 1 and Vol. 2’,
It seems the powers that be are heeding the call for more joints from the
vault. And we’re not mad. Not even a little. Real hip hop fans can rejoice, in
a time of watered down trap rap and shiny suits. Will the wellspring ever run
dry? Are we soon to arrive at the end of this 11 year grace period with the
GOAT? Time will tell, but so long as the heat keeps coming, we’ll be quietly
sitting in the corner blessing the air and pouring one out for the late Dilla
Dawg.
And the best part about Dilla’s Delights Vol 1 & Vol. 2? Each one is on its
own limited color vinyl (Vol 1 on green and Vol 2 on purple), and a portion of
the proceeds will directly benefit each of Dilla’s two daughters, whose
profiles grace the album covers.
Available from 24.11.2017

J Dilla – J Dilla’s Delights V.2 (BF RSD)
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on J Dilla – J Dilla’s Delights V.2 (BF RSD)

Image: 1615484 After releasing Motor City, The King of Beats Vol 1 & 2, the Ma Duke’s
Collection, and the Jay Dee aka King Dilla beat compilations all over the last
year or so, the world is graced with yet another stellar posthumous release,
a two volume beat tape from J Dilla, ‘Dilla’s Delights Vol. 1 and Vol. 2’,
It seems the powers that be are heeding the call for more joints from the
vault. And we’re not mad. Not even a little. Real hip hop fans can rejoice, in
a time of watered down trap rap and shiny suits. Will the wellspring ever run
dry? Are we soon to arrive at the end of this 11 year grace period with the
GOAT? Time will tell, but so long as the heat keeps coming, we’ll be quietly
sitting in the corner blessing the air and pouring one out for the late Dilla
Dawg.
And the best part about Dilla’s Delights Vol 1 & Vol. 2? Each one is on its
own limited color vinyl (Vol 1 on green and Vol 2 on purple), and a portion of
the proceeds will directly benefit each of Dilla’s two daughters, whose
profiles grace the album covers.
Available from 24.11.2017

Conforce
Monday, October 2nd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Boris Bunnik is a versatile and creative soul from the island of Terschelling, Holland. He uses music making as a way of exploring his place in the world, of explaining his feelings and of processing life. It is for that reason that he has so many aliases and releases so much music (to the point […]

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

Daniel Avery
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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“Electronic music is unique in that, whilst it has an immediate effect on the body, the culture surrounding it has the ability to run deep into your life. Whenever I’m in a club, I want to give myself up to music. This is the very thing that excites me the most. Witnessing a DJ create […]

Joon Moon – Moonshine Corner
Friday, August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Joon Moon – Moonshine Corner

Image: 1610957 Kwaidan Records present Moonshine Corner the new album from Joon Moon.

A1. Apple Day
A2. Feels Like
A3. Get Down
B1. Chess
B2. Call Me (Album Version)
B3. Help Me
C1. Crash
C2. Jimmy Thirsty Cow
C3. I Might Be Wrong (Radiohead Cover)
D1. Tiger
D2. Silverado

As 2015 was wrapping up, an unknown outfit called Joon Moon took the music world by surprise with its first single Chess. The four cuts on the Call Me EP, a beguiling mix of pop and soul, electronic music and jazz, melancholy and elegy, heralded a forthcoming album that was bound to leave a blast radius on landing. And while the name and vibe of the project evokes a purple veloured, oldHollywood universe, Joon Moon was borne out of a resolutely contemporary meeting of the minds – the kind the can only happen amidst our jetsetting music scene.
After ten years of touring the world playing double bass with Marc Collin’s Nouvelle Vague ensemble, alongside excursions into house music on the Yellow Productions Art of Disco compilations, not to mention co-producing Florent Marchet’s Bamby Galaxy album, it was time for songwriter/producer/renaissance man Julien Decoret to dedicate his heart and soul to a new challenge. With Raphaël Chassin, (Hugh Coltman, Vanessa Paradis, Pauline Croze) on drums, helping out with the production and arrangements, and Sébastien Trouvé as sound engineer, Decoret set out on his retromodern Joon Moon mission, laying out the contours of a world where trip-hop, jazz, soul and electronic music live side by side, sharing their joys and sorrows.
The only missing element was that one last bit of magic, a voice that could take the project to ever-loftier heights. Enter Krystle Warren. She had worked with Rufus Wainwright, and Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside, and had made forays into house music herself by providing vocals to two cuts off Hercules and Love Affair’s, The Feast of the Broken Heart. That’s not even mentioning her own band, Krystle Warren and The Faculty – and its three albums – which display her impressive grasp of soul music, folk, blues… Joon Moon’s first album Moonshine Corner, which stole part of its name from an Austin watering hole that had become a haunt during its first American mini-tour, is the sound of four people meeting at an unlikely crossroads named Melancholy. Recorded using modern studio techniques along with vintage 60s and 70s instruments, Moonshine Corner places its chips on a subtly modern vibe through twelve lovelorn tracks that weave themselves around pop and trip hop, folk and soul, jazz licks and electronic washes, digging their own groove in the river bed dug by years and years of exposure to Radiohead, Neil Young, and Zero 7. Joon Moon is also, lest we forget, a project that takes on its full magnitude on stage. The barebones live setup (drums, piano) allows Krystle’s powerful voice to fill the space, swaying from nervy to more subdued laments, hopping around tessitura in the blink of an eye. Consider the live french version of Radiohead’s I Might Be Wrong, which transports you to the fictional smoky jazz club where forgotten, old 50s star Joon Moon holds court behind the microphone. Available from 29.09.2017

Hobo Jazz – It’s A Man’s World (Live) / One Glance
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Hobo Jazz – It’s A Man’s World (Live) / One Glance

Image: 1611218 Born in Redlands, California in 1980, Marquis Howell grew up in a lovely way. Raised to appreciate hand-me-downs, secondhand goods & older influences, he started imitating Chuck Berry riffs on air guitar in elementary school to impress the girls. Having little to no luck with the invisible instrument & with many promises & persuasions, his parents bought him his first guitar. Marquis took lessons at the local guitar shop and as often as possible he would practice 4 or more hours a day.

Marquis first started collecting records at the age of 15. His first job was at an antique store with a section of records that set off the retro-active chain of events that would change his life, more or less. It started with a Johnny Cash record, Live At Fulsom Prison. Thru the route of early country music that led to Emmett Miller while Cliff Edwards was introduced by a friend with a bargain bin cd. Pre-war jazz flooded his ears and he was joyfully treading water.

In 2002, Marquis’ band, Hobo Jazz, was formed with no big bravado but a lot of eager charm. Culling it’s selections from all sides with an emphasis on early country, blues & jazz along with originals in a decidedly vagabond vein. He traded his acoustic guitar for an upright bass in 2004 to fill the spot of an absentee hobo. Teaching himself how to play by listening to early Willie Dixon records & studying the techniques of Pops Foster, Bill Johnson, and the tuba lines off many early jazz recordings.

Tramp proudly presents the debut 45rpm single by Hobo Jazz! It’s a Man’s World was recorded live at the New Years Eve Show 2009 at The Piano Bar in Hollywood while One Glance (At the Jolly Roger) is taken from their studio album The Curse Of Tramp Life. Available from 11.08.2017

URBS – Urbs (2LP)
Friday, July 28th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on URBS – Urbs (2LP)

Image: 1609319 It has been eleven long years since Urbs dropped his last album which was called “Toujours Le Meme Film”. Back then, the musician, DJ and producer created the soundtrack to a fictitious Film Noir, which was released on Kruder & Dorfmeister‘s G-Stone Label, but after touring Europe he almost completely retreated from public life. He does not consider his creativity as being his career, but rather as a part of his life which rarely is subject to concrete planning, and that is why Urbs quite consciously took his time to create his latest –untitled- album.

Urbs: “A lot of people totally appreciated my last album “Toujours Le Meme Film”, and over the years I’ve learned that it really means a lot to some of them. Which was a burden, because, obviously, you do not want to disappoint these people. By now, I think enough water went down Danube river to perhaps surprise some of them with something completely new. Those who know me know that I’ve always simply produced dope hip hop tracks.”

This time, as a consequence, this is no all instrumental album but a collection of 12 soulful hip hop tunes that feature some handpicked vocalist of the international rap, dancehall and soul scenes. On the album right next to EMC’s Wordsworth or R.A. the Rugged Man from New York, you will hear Ward 21 from Kingston, Jamaica, Voice Monet from New Orleans, One Self’s Blu Rum 13 from Washington DC, as well as long time companions like Skero from Vienna or Blabbwona from the group Abstract Art, who now lives in Munich by choice.

With a wink of the eye, Urbs replies to the question what it felt like recording an album together with vocalists after having released several instrumental albums: “Generally speaking, letting go of the songs and surrendering myself to the MCs gave me a hard time. You spend a lot of time with a song and build a certain kind of relationship. The music creates pictures in your mind and often its meaning is hard to grasp for the producer. And then, an MC starts rapping over it and it is a little bit like your older brother’s rude friends turn your child’s room in a mess – in your presence.”

There also is a simple answer to the question of why the album has no title: “This album, so to say, is my competitive exhibition in this field and owing to the endlessly long ripening process it is wonderfully and intensively boiled down and on point. Therefore, no intros, no interludes, no title, no gimmicks, simply 12 good songs – period.”

Besides the album, two Remix EPs will be released with re-works by Retrogott, Brenk Sinatra, Visoneers (Marc Mac of 4 Hero), Peter Kruder, Cookin’ Soul, J*Star, Flip (Texta) and others.
The artwork is made by DJ DSL.

Vinyl 2-LP:
A1 – Happy Days (feat. Bagi & Sarah Ann)
A2 – 10.000 Years Behind Me (feat. Trac)
A3 – Give Up (feat. Eighty Bug & Tyna)
B1 – Get Wid It (feat. Tyna)
B2 – Fiass in d´Hand (feat. Skero & Kayo)
B3 – Hands Up (feat. R.A. The Rugged Man & Big Earth)
C1 – Why We (feat. Ward 21)
C2 – Holdin´ Back (feat. Wordsworth)
C3 – Concussion (feat. BluRum13)
D1 – Code Of The Snake (feat. Blabbwona)
D2 – Freeze Frame (feat. Trac & Voice Monet) *vinyl only*
D3 – Hey (feat. Wordsworth)
D4 – Shines Inside (feat. Aina Roxx & Mr. Milk) Available from 08.09.2017

Rodriguez Jr.
Monday, July 3rd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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A product of South Of France, between Nîmes and Montpellier far from any big city, Olivier Mateu grew up on the seaside during the 1990s where he oscillated between piano lessons and electronic music parties. As one half of French electro act The Youngsters – best known for their two studio albums and singles for […]

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

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
DJ Marky – Presents Influences Vol.2
Friday, April 7th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Marky – Presents Influences Vol.2

Image: 1609291 BBE present volume two of Influences compiled by DJ Marky.

Tracklist: CD1 Mixed:
1- William DeVaughn – Blood Is Thicker Than Water
2- Maryann Farra & Satin Soul – You Got To Be The One
3- The Pasito Allstars – Cosa Nostra
4- The Brand New Heavies – Dream Come True (Joey Negro Reality Mix)
5- Benelux & Nancy Dee – Switch (Instrumental Version)
6- Clyde Alexander & Sanction – Got To Have Your Love
7- Phortune – String Free
8- Maurice – This Is Acid (K & T Dance Mix)
9- Hardhouse – Check This Out
10- Galaxy 2 Galaxy – Timeline
11- Laurentius – Karate Samba
12- The Manuel Azevedo Quartet – Futebol De Bar
13- Double Dee Feat. Dany – Found Love
14- Manfredo Fest – Jungle Kitten
15- Skanna – Find Me
16- Origin Unknown – Truly One (Remix Pt I)
17- Roni Size Reprazent – Watching Windows (DJ Die Gnarly Mix)
18- Influx Datum – Meant Love

CD2 Unmixed:
1- Benelux & Nancy Dee- Switch (Instrumental Mix)
2- Clyde Alexander & Sanction – Got To Have Your Love
3- Esther Williams – Last Night Changed It All
4- Influx Datum – Meant Love
5- The Brand New Heavies – Dream Come True (Joey Negro Reality Mix)
6- The Armed Gang – Are You Ready
7- Jack Frost – Clap Me
8- Manfredo Fest – Jungle Kitten
9- Skanna – Find Me
10- Cultural Vibe – Ma Foom Bey
11- Lars Bartkuhn – Karate Samba
12- Dave Angel – Rotation

Globally renowned for his vibrant, melodic sets and
productions, Brasil’s DJ Marky has been playing records
for over a quarter of a century, making his debut at the
tender age of twelve (yes, really). In the late 90’s,
Marky’s fresh energy and eclectic influences provided a
much-needed tonic for the UK’s Drum & Bass scene, his
sun-drenched crossover anthem ‘LK’ eventually entering
the UK Top 20 in 2002. The intervening years have been
spent spinning records all over the world to rapt
audiences, as well as absorbing more and more wideranging global sounds to add to his distinctive style.
Marky’s long awaited debut album finally dropped in
2015, aptly titled ‘My Heroes’, reflecting this
uncommonly humble artist’s habit of constantly
championing his favourite musicians and musical
inspirations. With this unselfish spirit firmly in mind, we
are proud to announce the release of ‘Influences’, a
compilation album and DJ mix showcasing a selection of
Marky’s favourite music, created with a healthy disdain
for genre-puritans and an emphasis on fun. Taking in
traditional Brazilian music, disco, acid jazz, early house
and of course a little Drum & Bass, ‘Influences’ is more of
an invitation to a barbecue in the São Paulo sunshine
than a chin-stroking ‘back to mine’ selection. Few artists
display the ability (or the will) to transcend the genre in
which they most thrive, but Marky is quickly establishing
himself as a powerful tastemaker, perhaps even South
America’s answer to Gilles Peterson or Laurent Garnier.
Fans will revel in the acid house and latin rhythms which
provide much of the DNA of his Drum N Bass stylings,
while casual listeners will simply discover a seamless
music journey through a breathtaking number of eras
and styles. A music-lover and fan first and foremost,
Marky’s infectious enthusiasm for his craft has never
been more evident than on this very special record.
For fans of: Goldie, Gilles Peterson, DJ Spinna, LTJ
Bukem, Boiler Room, Jamie Cullum, Annie Mac, Fabric.

Key selling points:
? DJ Marky has headlined Lovebox Festival in
Victoria Park London & was a special guest playing
at Norman Jay MBE’s “Good Times Sound System”
at Notting Hill Carnival, in 2012
? Some of Marky’s songs can be found on the video
game, FIFA Street 2.
? full press & radio campaign in key territories Available from 19.05.2017

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

Onra – Chinoiseries 3
Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Onra – Chinoiseries 3

Image: 1609348 Almost 10 years have passed since Onra arrived with the charmingly eccentric Chinoiseries LP. 32 Hip-Hop beats formed the sample-based project – dusty Chinese vinyl hissing and crackling throughout – resulting in an intriguing and spontaneous mix of the producers interest in exploring a newly-discovered style of Music with his love for classic Hip-Hop production.

Using the style of analogue MPC production combined with the somewhat restrictive record sampling of strictly Chinese Music records, he has been able to be creative over three volumes, an amount of 100 instrumentals, despite the challenge of finding more obviously standout samples in Chinese music.

The Chinoiseries projects are the type of albums that invites the listener to play it from beginning to end, in order to really enjoy the trip and appreciate the variety of rhythms and textures spread over those 32 short instrumentals. In that way, “Pt.3” is no different to its predecessors, but the originality of the samples, the curious harmonies and the odd-drum patterns still makes the album sounds as fresh as the first one.

Onra finishes this epic trilogy with class as a result of extended record digging across the Far East and the producer’s own development over the preceding 10 years.

As a producer who has released records inspired by 80’s Funk, 90’s Hip-Hop and R’n’B, Electronic and even a Spiritual Jazz project, “Pt. 3” brings this stylised set to a close.

Normally a man of few words, Onra has his own take on the three
Volumes:

I see the first Chinoiseries as a trip, inspired by my own first travel to Asia, each beat representing one particular moment of the journey, the second one, more like a soundtrack to a movie, each beat representing a different scene, and the third one, I tried to create a dark, smoky and mysterious cinematic atmosphere so you could create your own movie in your head.
For this last episode, I just really wanted to have fun with this type of material for the very last time. I dug deeper than ever and I have tried to do as many different rhythm patterns as possible, from various influences like Hip-Hop (from different eras), to Bossa to Indian Music to Psych Rock, Soul, etc. and try to portray a different image of Chinese Music.

1. The Final Chapter 01:11
2. Loyalty 02:20
3. Autumn Moon Shining Over the Calm Lake 02:13
4. Reminds Me Of… 01:29
5. Will I See You Again 01:47
6. Hold My Hand 01:24
7. The Storm 02:20
8. Fake Porcelain 02:01
9. Moonlit Street 01:33
10. Like the Seasons 01:22
11. Lin Shao Ding 01:34
12. Tea Vender On the Street 02:28
13. Behind the Curtain 01:44
14.Voices In My Head 01:47
15. Keep Your Head Up 02:10
16.Waterlily 01:28
17. Memories From 1968 01:03
18. Thank You Very Much 01:54
19. Last Cup of Wine 02:23
20. Zoodiac 01:42
21. Against the Wall 02:15
22. Trip To Yunnan 01:33
23. New Year’s In Guang Zhou 01:46
24. A Distant Dream 02:03
25. Incantation 01:16
26. Pearl Song 02:37
27. The Spirit Blossoms All Over the Land 02:22
28. Legacy 01:27
29. Betrayal 01:40
30. Persons on the Blacklist 01:35
31. They Got Breaks Pt.3 01:45
32. Bye Bye 02:18 Available from 05.05.2017

Liz Aku – Ankhor
Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Liz Aku – Ankhor

Image: 1609375 Sonar Kollektiv present Ankhor the new album from Liz Aku.

TRACKLISTING:
A1. The Drum Major Instinct feat. Mara TK
A2. Slowly
A3. Deceive The Mind
B1. Seasons Change
B2. Secrets Die
B3. Flight & Fall
C1. Just What I Need
C2. Ashamed
C3. Hiding Alone
D1. Ankhor feat. Zulu Moon
D2. Hunger
D3. Breathing Underwater feat. Mara TK

https://soundcloud.com/sonar-kollektiv/sets/preview-liz-aku-ankhor-sk340lp-illicity-out-05052017/s-zc78U

It’s the utmost honor for Sonar Kollektiv to be in the position to introduce “Ankhor”, the brand
new album by Liz Aku. Having recorded all sorts of music with different outfits as well as
solo projects over the last fifteen years the Belgian soul singer and highly gifted songwriter
definitely earned her stripes and is anything but a newcomer to this game. She seems to
have found her own, distinctive voice, after traveling to New Zealand and a far-reaching
encounter with Mara TK from Electric Wire Hustle.
With “Ankhor” (a combination of the Egyptian symbol for eternal life “Ankh” and “anchor”)
Aku accomplished a masterpiece of Nu Soul, Jazz and Pop, which will make her join the upper
league of the players on the scene. For this cause, several allies and befriended producers
have helped her out. With Mara TK leading the way obviously, who co-produced three out of
the album’s twelve songs. On “Breathing Underwater” and the sublime, for the whole album
groove defining opening song “The Drum Major Instinct” the native New Zealander duets
with Aku.
Further collaborators on “Ankhor” are for instance the Hip-hop rooted Canadian producer duo
Potatohead People. Their 2015 track “Blue Charms” is purified by Liz Aku’s voice and becomes
“Seasons Change”. Also built on a sample (“Waters” by Electric Wire Hustle) is the bass heavy
and lasciviously lolling “Deceive The Mind”. The Rotterdam based beatsmith Maximoe is
responsible for this co-production, as well as for the piano looping “Hunger”. For “Just What I
Need”, one of the most sophisticated pieces of the album, Aku drummed up a whole band
with the Belgian top drummer Lander Gyselinck, Jazz pianist Bram Weijters, bass player Juan
Manssens and trumpet player Bart Maris. Bart Vincent and Serge Hertoge produced this
song, as well as “Ashamed”. Both are two companions from Aku’s home country. Also at
home in Belgium, in Ghent to be exact, is the female rapper Zulu Moon, who delivers on the
title song “Ankhor” an outstanding rap that blends perfectly with Liz’s spoken word
performance in the vein of Ursula Rucker or Me’Shell NdegéOcello.
The Brussel based producer Morshmellow adopts a quieter tone for this track and creates
together with his two compatriots a mood which is present all over the whole album: A
positive confidence, a brave outlook in times of unrest, an assertive statement to believe in
oneself and of course lots of feeling, or more precisely, soul. And if soul music 2017 has to
sound like something, then it should sound exactly like this. Thanks, Liz Aku.

All tracks published by Copyright Control.
All tracks produced by Liz Aku & Mara TK, except for “Just What I Need” & “Ashamed”.
Mixed by Benny Tones.
All songs recorded in Belgium & New Zealand.
Mastered by Jerboa Mastering.
Product management by Oliver Glage
www.sonarkollektiv.com Available from 05.05.2017

Hot Since 82
Monday, March 13th, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,
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If you love something, they say, set it free. Even dance music. It’s only five years, after all, since Hot Since 82, current hottest property in house music, the man behind some of Summer 2013’s biggest anthems, gave up DJing and producing forever. Back in summer 2007, Daley Padley was staying with his mates in […]

Christopher Martin
Monday, January 23rd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Jamaica is a special country when it comes to talent, like the many rivers that run through the green island so does talent gush from its inner communities and towns. One such talent that has carved out a niche for himself is Christopher Martin. Think swagger, sex appeal and tremendous talent. Among his contemporaries there […]

Kratos Himself – Stay True
Thursday, January 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kratos Himself – Stay True

Image: 1608192 As a formal conclusion to 2016, Youngbloods’ 13th release is the sophomore album from Dutch producer and vocalist Kratos Himself, ”Stay True”—on Powder Blue 12” vinyl.
As a stunning follow up to 2015s Loon Garden and its exploration of the zeal behind new love, Stay True soundtracks the producer’s iliadic journey from betrayal to the forging of new independence and
self love. Opening to a quick descent, Kratos Himself (real name Jethro Hopmans) carefully narrates his transformative ascension, playfully winding through footpaths lined with warm Rhodes piano
chords and off-kilter percussive rudiments. In telling his story, Hopmans finds himself the humble servant to a beast larger than himself, and in doing so puts his musical aptitude on display while
illuminating the woodland caricatures of contemporaries Caribou, Bonobo, and Shigeto.
As if leaving a watermark on a tale bound to outlive him, Stay True sees the introduction of Hopmans own voice, most prominently featured on “Heartless” and woven throughout the rest of the album.
Stay True also sees the return of London’s Bev Lee Harling and Hopmans’ first collaboration with Toronto Hip-Hop artist and singer Copasetic.

“Loose synths and gently swaying rhythms comprise each of the ambient, jazz-infused tunes…pulling at your heartstrings with unwavering persistence. Quivering melodies, Four Tet style percussive loops, and delicate accents fluttering in the background mark…the LP as easy listening, awe-inspiring headphone music.” – NESTHQ

“Building ever so gradually in the beginning, Kratos slowly introduces gentle splashes of colour and melody before a relaxed beat takes the lead, guiding us through a series of fragile, interweaving melodies.” – Complex UK

1. It’s Love
2. For Me
3. For You
4. Nostalgic
5. Float (ft. Copacetic)
6. Heartless
7. Stay True
8. Regret
9. Your Body
10. Needless
11. T(h)rust
12. It’s Me
13. Bits & Pieces (ft. Bev Lee Harling) Available from 27.01.2017

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2016
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Mitarbeiter-Charts 2016

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 […]

Various – The Men In The Glass Booth (Part A/Booklet)
Friday, December 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – The Men In The Glass Booth (Part A/Booklet)

Image: 1606804 BBE is proud to finally present the years in the making The Men In The Glass Booth project.

Part A
A1. Leon Collins – I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo Remix) 
A2. Marboo – What About Love (Tony Gioe remix) 
 
B1. Double Exposure – Ten Per Cent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 
B2. Juggy Murray Jones – Inside America (Rick Gianatos Sunshine Disco Queen Acetate Edit) 
 
C1. Hot Ice – Dancing Free (John Luongo Remix) 
C2. The Sunshine Band – Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound Edit) 
 
D1. The Salsoul Orchestra – Magic Bird Of Fire (François Kevorkian Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 
D2. The Salsoul Orchestra – It’s Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 
 
E1. Double Exposure – My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness Remix) 
E2. Fay Hauser – Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing Remix) 
 
F1. Love Symphony Orchestra – Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese Remix) 
 
G1. Ripple – The Beat Goes On And On (Jim Burgess Remix) 
G2. Ruby Andrews – I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 
 
H1. TC James And The Fist O Funk Orchestra – I’ve Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons Remix) 
 
I1. Lake Shore Drive – The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos Remix) 
I2. TC James And The Fist O Funk Orchestra – Bumpsie’s Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese Remix) 
 
J1. Skip Mahoney   – Janice (Don’t Be So Blind To Love) (Bobby DJ Guttadaro Remix) 
 
In May 1976 a record was released that would have an unforeseen and lasting impact on the music industry “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure was an early release on the New York independent label Salsoul Records. America was in the grip of a disco explosion with new clubs opening on a weekly basis, Salsoul saw what was happening and swiftly created a sound for their label, heavily influenced by the music then coming out of Philadelphia, aimed directly at New York’s dance-floors. Records like “Salsoul Hustle,” “Tangerine” and “You’re Just The Right Size” by The Salsoul Orchestra borrowed heavily from the beautifully orchestrated Philadelphia International records but added a more percussive, bass heavy depth that New York’s DJs loved. So what was so special about this particular single then? Double Exposure was, after all, just another band, “Ten Percent” just another song, one of many “disco” records released that week. First of all Salsoul became the first record label to make a twelve inch single available to Joe Public – the exotic format was previously only available to DJs as promotional items or bought under the counter at certain record stores. Not only that though, the extended version was created by Walter Gibbons, a DJ at New York’s Galaxy 21 who’d built his reputation making exclusive versions of tracks to play in his sets.
In 1976 it was unheard of for a DJ to set foot in a recording studio, being seen as little more than living jukeboxes by the serious music industry. Recording studios were strictly the domain of recording artists and producers so Walter found himself in a unique position, gaining access to a world no DJ had been granted before.
Or so we thought…
The Men In The Glass Booth tells the full story. Featuring ground breaking re-edits and remixes by some of the Disco era’s most influential DJs including Walter Gibbons, Bobby DJ Guttadaro, Tom Savarese, Jellybean Benitez, Tee Scott and John Luongo, this opulent release also includes a 40 page book which features exclusive photos and insights from some of the story’s key figures.

Key Selling Points:
– Full Press, radio & online campaign (to include google ads face ads & boosts)
– Package contains previously unissued versions of classic tracks by pioneering DJs of the disco era)
– Vinyl box 1 contains 40 page coffee table book telling the story of the DJ as remixer and featuring previously unseen vintage photographs, vinyl box 2 contains marvelous vintage style poster. Available from 27.01.2017

Various – The Men In The Glass Booth
Friday, December 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – The Men In The Glass Booth

Image: 1606808 BBE is proud to finally present the years in the making The Men In The Glass Booth project.

CD 1 
01. Leon Collins – I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo Remix) 
02. Marboo – What About Love (Tony Gioe remix) 
03. Double Exposure – Ten Per Cent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 
04. Juggy Murray Jones – Inside America (Rick Gianatos Sunshine Disco Queen Acetate Edit) 
05. Hot Ice – Dancing Free (John Luongo Remix) 
06. The Sunshine Band – Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound Edit) 
07. The Salsoul Orchestra – Magic Bird Of Fire (François Kevorkian Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 
08. The Salsoul Orchestra – It’s Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 
09. Double Exposure – My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness Remix) 
10. Fay Hauser – Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing Remix) 
11. Ripple – The Beat Goes On And On (Jim Burgess Remix) 

CD2 
01. Love Symphony Orchestra – Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese Remix) 
02. Tony Valor Sound Orchestra – Love Has Come My Way (Jim Burgess Remix) 
03. Ruby Andrews – I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 
04. TC James And The Fist O Funk Orchestra – I’ve Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons Remix) 
05. Lake Shore Drive – The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos Remix) 
06. TC James And The Fist O Funk Orchestra – Bumpsie’s Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese Remix) 
07. Skip Mahoney   – Janice (Don’t Be So Blind To Love) (Bobby DJ Guttadaro Remix) 
08. The Salsoul Orchestra – My Number’s Up (Tee Scott Remix) 
09. The Skyliners – The Love Bug (Done Bit Me Again) (David Todd Remix) 
10. Aura – L.A. Sunshine (Robert Ouimet Remix) 

CD3
01. Sparkle Tuhran & Friends – Handsome Man (Bobby DJ Guttadaro Remix) 
02. First Choice – Love Thang (Tee Scott Remix) 
03. Kay Gee’s – Burn Me Up (Jellybean Benitez Edit) 
04. Brooklyn Express – Love Is the Message (Tee Scott Remix) 
05. Chain Reaction – Changes (Jellybean Benitez Remix) 
06. John Gibbs And The Jam Band – J’Ouvert (Frank Sestito Remix) 
07. Bunny Sigler – By The Way You Dance (I Knew It Was You) (Bobby DJ Guttadaro Remix) 
08. The Salsoul Orchestra – It’s Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness version) 
09. Gladys Knight & The Pips – It’s A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons Remix) 

In May 1976 a record was released that would have an unforeseen and lasting impact on the music industry “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure was an early release on the New York independent label Salsoul Records. America was in the grip of a disco explosion with new clubs opening on a weekly basis, Salsoul saw what was happening and swiftly created a sound for their label, heavily influenced by the music then coming out of Philadelphia, aimed directly at New York’s dance-floors. Records like “Salsoul Hustle,” “Tangerine” and “You’re Just The Right Size” by The Salsoul Orchestra borrowed heavily from the beautifully orchestrated Philadelphia International records but added a more percussive, bass heavy depth that New York’s DJs loved. So what was so special about this particular single then? Double Exposure was, after all, just another band, “Ten Percent” just another song, one of many “disco” records released that week. First of all Salsoul became the first record label to make a twelve inch single available to Joe Public – the exotic format was previously only available to DJs as promotional items or bought under the counter at certain record stores. Not only that though, the extended version was created by Walter Gibbons, a DJ at New York’s Galaxy 21 who’d built his reputation making exclusive versions of tracks to play in his sets.
In 1976 it was unheard of for a DJ to set foot in a recording studio, being seen as little more than living jukeboxes by the serious music industry. Recording studios were strictly the domain of recording artists and producers so Walter found himself in a unique position, gaining access to a world no DJ had been granted before.
Or so we thought…
The Men In The Glass Booth tells the full story. Featuring ground breaking re-edits and remixes by some of the Disco era’s most influential DJs including Walter Gibbons, Bobby DJ Guttadaro, Tom Savarese, Jellybean Benitez, Tee Scott and John Luongo, this opulent release also includes a 40 page book which features exclusive photos and insights from some of the story’s key figures.

Key Selling Points:
– Full Press, radio & online campaign (to include google ads face ads & boosts)
– Package contains previously unissued versions of classic tracks by pioneering DJs of the disco era)
– Vinyl box 1 contains 40 page coffee table book telling the story of the DJ as remixer and featuring previously unseen vintage photographs, vinyl box 2 contains marvelous vintage style poster. Available from 27.01.2017

Manu Delago – Metromonk (LP+MP3)
Friday, December 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Manu Delago – Metromonk (LP+MP3)

Image: 1607399 Metromonk is the third solo album from celebrated Hang player, percussionist, producer and composer, Manu Delago. The LP finds this boundary-testing artist distilling and delicately exploring extremes of dynamics and mood, manipulating the Hang in experimental and inventive ways, the many voices and tones of this rare instrument are given top billing among a minimalistic palette of beats and acoustic sources. Additional touches come from vocalists Douglas Dare (Erased Tapes), Pete Josef (Sonar Kollektiv, Reprazent) and Isa Kurz, and legendary trumpeter Erik Truffaz (Blue Note), while Matt Robertson (Björk, The Streets, Bat For Lashes) reprises his regular role as co-producer.

“Amazing percussionist and Hang player” – Björk
“Intriguingly beautiful… A mercurial sound indeed” – DJ Mag
“Captivating and compelling… truly mesmerising” – i-D
“A masterful and sensitive musician” – The Telegraph

Hi everyone, our first album of 2017 comes courtesy of the amazing Manu Delago, with his third record ‘Metromonk’. It’s an incredible album, perfectly showcasing Manu’s amazing talents, focusing specifically on the hang. Great collaborations come courtesy of Douglas Dare (Erased Tapes), Pete Josesj (Sonar Kollektiv, Reprazant), Iza Kurz and Erik Truffaz (Blue Note). The lead single, A Step feat. Pete Josef, was just given 9/10 review in DJ Mag, calling the track “Beautiful in absolutely every way”. Manu will be touring the album from February onwards, including a London headline show at the Islington Assembly Hall and a trip to SXSW.

This release comes on a 1xLP with full colour sleeve, along with with a download code (containing the full album on MP3). We also have a triple gatefold digifile for the CD.

Tracklisting:

A1. A Step feat. Pete Josef
A2. Between Oil and Water feat. Erik Truffaz
A3. Freeze
A4. Pointillism

B1. Mesmer mesmerising feat. Isa Kurz
B2. Spaceful
B3. Snow Screen
B4. Chimp Rave

‘METROMONK’ TOUR DATES 2017 (+ MORE TO BE ADDED):

Feb 2 Jubez, Karlsruhe (GER)
Feb 3 Mojo, Hamburg (GER)
Feb 4 Beatpol, Dresden (GER)
Feb 7 Milla, Munich (GER)
Feb 8 Stadtgarten, Cologne (GER)
Feb 10 Grüner Salon, Berlin (GER)

14 MARCH COLOGNE – YUCA, DE
15 MARCH BERLIN – KANTINE AM BERGHAIN, DE
16 MARCH HAMBURG – KLEINER DONNER, DE Available from 27.01.2017

La Feline – Triomphe
Friday, December 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on La Feline – Triomphe

Image: 1607602 La Féline are back with their new album Triomphe.

Tracklisting:
01. Senga
02. Le Royaume
03. La Mer Avalée
04. Trophée
05. Samsara
06. La Femme Du Kiosque Sur L’Eau
07. Comité Rouge
08. Séparés (Si Nous Étions Jamais)
09. Le Plongeur
10. Gianni
11. Nu, Jeune, Léger

In a previous life, La Féline was a trio. Three voices joined as one on
a handful of EPs with diverse influences, trying to find their place
between musical genres, languages, and experiences, guided by
Ariane’s writing and the luminous vocals of singer and guitarist Agnès
Gayraud. Then came “Adieu l’enfance” in 2014, the first album for
which Agnès alone carried the feline fur, and made her mark. A
unique voice emerged from the album, giving free reign to obsessions
that had had only been hinted at previously.
As cathartic as its title implies and entirely sung in French, “Adieu
l’enfance” was also a rebirth with hypnotic new wave sounds, urban
climates and introspective lyrics, a place into which the outside world
would sometimes crash, in an explosion of broken glass.
While creating her second album, “Triomphe”, La Féline started a new
fascinating metamorphosis. Guided by Dionysus, the god of ecstasy
(while the minimal synthpop of “Adieu l’enfance” had more Apollonian
hints), Agnès started by imagining herself as a ruthless warrior or
Miyazaki-like wildling. “Senga”, the first single passes on the flame: in
mirror-calm waters, Agnès the feline becomes Senga who talks to
wolves, Senga who climbs the trees and knows the secrets of the
forest. As total and ambitious album, “Triomphe” is like a place where
La Féline transforms the forest into a refuge, the sea into a primordial
swamp from which to emerge reborn, and projects herself into a city
of Tokyo where nature has re-claimed its rights. In this place we talk
of renaissances (“Samsara”, “Le Plongeur” — pulled down to the
depths by the sound of an octobass), meet Greek gods and spirit
animals (“Senga”), question the place of man in the community (“Le
Royaume”, “Comité rouge”).
After looking inwards toward the intimate, her songs now open up to
others, suggesting a whole unexplored world behind the veil of
appearances in the background that we almost dare not lift for fear of
going mad, like in Arthur Machen’s short story, The Great God Pan. Is
that not what is happening in the worrying final of the song “Gianni”,
that sounds like a descent into hell, or in the liberating crescendo of
“Royaume” where flutes and sax-ophones mix their strident sounds
together in one ecstatic celebration?
Available from 27.01.2017

Burnski
Thursday, November 10th, 2016 | Tags: , , , ,
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Burnski is by no means the fresh faced new comer he looks. Despite still being relatively young, he has actually been toiling away, building up an enviable discography and laying down fierce DJ sets for a whole decade and a half. Right from the off he began making a big impact with early releases and […]

Extra Classic – In This Life
Thursday, September 29th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Extra Classic – In This Life

Image: 1606665 Based out of San Francisco, Extra Classic is a unique live band formed with a keen appreciation of vintage reggae & vintage sounds. The aesthetic, and certainly the skilled method of their production, is an ode to the art of that classic style as referenced to the term coined by the Cool Ruler himself. Recording in their own studio, Nopal Recording, the band employs a taster’s choice of analog equipment and is devotedly tracked, spliced and mixed in-house direct to tape. However, as the group’s name itself implies, there is a dose of something extra and new in this swirling mixture of space echo, heavy phase, and emotive, psychedelic California-soul.

Built upon the rock of an early-era dancehall swing, their first single in conjunction with Brooklyn-based imprint Names You Can Trust entitled In This Life, is a perfect slice of lover’s rock gone sideways, a decidedly left-coast piece of roots and bliss driven by Adrianne deLanda’s lovely lead vocals and the steady, dusty echoes of the locked in players. Presented in the traditional format with a version as per NYCT fashion, the dub mix incorporates a soothing dose of synare beams and underwater instrumental dreams.

Tracklisting
1 In This Life
2 In This Life (Version) Available from 07.10.2016

Roberto Musci – Tower Of Silence
Saturday, September 24th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Roberto Musci – Tower Of Silence

Image: 1606594 Travelling extensively across Asia and Africa between 1974-1985 to study music, Roberto made many field recordings and collected many instruments on his travels which he would then combine with synthesizers and electronics back in Italy. BIG TIP!

1. Improbably Musica
2. Track Nexus On The Beach
3. Lidia After The Snow
4. Water Music
5. Woman Of Water And Music
6. Lullabies… Mother Sings… Father Plays…
7. Rackrailway To…
8. Tamatave
9. Semar
10. Tower Of Silence
11. Claudia, Wilhem R. And Me
12. Voices Of The Ancient
13. Blue Garden
14. When A Dolphin Saves A Baby
15. When A Dolphin Saves A Baby
16. Night Music
17. The Way Of Discreet Zen
18. Ghost Train
19. Kioko’s Deck
20. Shadow Player
21. Empty Boulevard
22. The Ups & Downs Of Chewing Gum
23. A Tale For C
Available from 30.09.2016

Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band – Planet Lam
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band – Planet Lam

Image: 1606556 Inspiration for this, the second LP from The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, is the musical experimentation that has happened at their seminal venue in Bangkok, Studio Lam, and how that has influenced their sound, whether it’s the alternative nights featuring individual band members (Paradise Bangkok Rhythm Section, Kammao & friends, Electric Piphat Band) or sets from other artists and DJs like Andrew Ashong, Miles Cleret, Hugo Mendez, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Rabih Beaini, Kirk Degiorgio, and Phuong Dan.

The fact that Studio Lam has become a musical focal point for the city of Bangkok, has inevitably had an impact on the band itself, and this is reflected in the presence of different vibes and styles of the LP.

The sound of ‘Planet Lam’ has been shaped by late night jamming gigs, home made ya-dong, run ins with the police, and the swapping of ideas with like-minded local musicians and artists.

Tracklist:

A1. Lai Wua (Chasing The Cow)
A2. India Chia Muay (Thai Boxing Re-Fix)
A3. Mor Rhythm Mor Khaen
A4. Studio Lam Suite
A5. The Adventures Of Sinsai
B1. Namtok (Waterfall)
B2. Sudsanan
B3. Exit Planet Lam
B4. Lam San Ra (2016 Version)
B5. Exit Dub

https://soundcloud.com/paradise-bangkok/sllp002-b1-the-adventures-of-sinsai Available from 21.10.2016

Adrian Younge – The Electronique Void – Black Noise
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Adrian Younge – The Electronique Void – Black Noise

Image: 1606391 This, too, is a story about control. It’s a manual, maybe half Rosetta Stone, half bird guide. It was made the way they made electronic music in the good old days, all
analog everything, right after synthesizers shrunk to a manageable size and you didn’t have to trek down to a university to use one anymore. Hard-earned. Tastes
different. Our parents’ electronic. And its subject is staying together, that thing we thought was their province. It’s about trying to fix what hurts. It’s about knowing better.
Black Noise is men talking to men about women, Lemonade is a woman talking to women about men, and they both orbit around a failure we take for granted like the
sun: loving you is complicated. It’s a skill, we forgot.
Adrian Younge calls The Electronique Void an academic album, by which he means it is both instructional and informational. There’s a problem at the heart of it, a
woman who’s been told that she’s loved, but she doesn’t recognize that, can’t feel it, may have heard it all before, may be worrying about the wrong things. Jack
Waterson, long a guitarist in Younge’s band, plays the role of narrator, sounding professorial and rather superior as he lays out for the woman where she’s erred. That
vocoder you hear is Adrian, talking to her on a subterranean level, the way an artist must. There’s a strong sense of rules here, a prescription and a presumption that
there is an agreed upon way to do it, and there is also a wrong way, or at least a way that won’t work. And the fact is, as didactic as that sounds, it might be the truth.
Maybe everybody who’s alone can be cured. The discourse on the album is the kind of thing that happens when you go blonde and then you can’t keep ‘em off you.
These truths are cold and hard, and our hero begrudges the well-meaning advice being rained down upon her as any independent woman would.
The science of love, its formulas and if-then constraints, causal relationships and observable properties, is best taught experientially, but learning it hurts so, so bad.
Music, especially electronic music, reliant as it is on abstraction and unrepentant as it is about hijacking your physiological responses to tempo and rhythm and
dynamics, is a way to get there without going through it. Electronic music as practiced and developed by pioneers like Dick Hyman and Raymond Scott and Wendy
Carlos is precise and intentional. In making his first electronic album, Younge took his cues from them, reminding a contemporary audience what a synthesizer, deep
in its heart, really could be.
The lady of The Electronique Void, only ever seen through a man’s eyes, who’s being told what to do by him, sounds trapped by her history and by her position, her
ancestors’ trauma echoing through her lineage and booming out of her as a phobia, distrust, misapprehension, rational response to a fucked up situation. Waterson’s
text here seems to say that if his character could go back in time, catch her before the damage was done, she would be able to love. And that’s reasonable. Don’t get
hooked. Don’t do wifey shit for a fuck boy. Don’t let it go to your head, no. It’s also possible he has no idea what he’s talking about. The lessons for men in The
Electronique Void are unspoken but plain as day.
This music is an urgent tutorial. Adrian Younge looks at us and sees the frontline of a crisis, something we only have time to triage right now. This isn’t romantic and
it isn’t about settling down. This is the fight of our lives: how to love.

SIDE ONE:
1. Black Noise (Interlude)
2. The Night
3. Fly Away
4. Systems
5. The Concept Of Love
SIDE TWO:
1. Voltage Controlled Orgasms
2. Linguistics
3. Black Noise
4. Patterns
5. Suicidal Love Available from 07.10.2016

Lucio Battisti – Amore E Non Amore (180g)
Friday, September 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lucio Battisti – Amore E Non Amore (180g)

Officially licensed reissue * Remastered from the original tapes * Liner notes interviewing lyricist Giulio ‘Mogol’ Rapetti * Deluxe gatefold ”tip-on” Stoughton jacket * 180-gram vinylIf Lucio Battisti was Italy’s answer to France’s Serge Gainsbourg…

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