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Mono & Nikitaman – Im Rauch Der Bengalen (M & N Records)
Friday, October 30th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Nach über 800 Liveshows kehren Mono & Nikitaman mit ihrem ersten neuen Album auf dem neugegründeten, eigenen Label zurück!

CD MN001-2
Release: 30-10-15
Various – The Soulful Side Of GME & Musette Records
Friday, February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – The Soulful Side Of GME & Musette Records

Image: 1608711 Im Laufe der Jahre entstand großes Interesse an einem Indie-Soul-Label in San Diego, CA namens Musette Records, dessen kurze Lebensdauer (1965-1968) nur weniger als 20 Singles und keine vollen Alben produzierte. Mehr als 40 Jahre später erreichte Musette den Sammlerstatus unter Northern Soul-Fans, die die R&B-Grooves erkennen und schätzen, die auf diesen nun extrem seltenen Singles pulsierten. Das Vinyl kommt mit einem MP3 Download Coupon, die CD enthält ein 8-seitiges Booklet mit Liner Notes und Scans der originalen 7″ Singles. Available from 10.03.2017

Various – The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol.4 (Freestyle Records)
Friday, December 9th, 2016 | Tags: ,
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So there you have it boys & girls – I give you The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Volume 4 – the cream of the current crop, the choicest cuts of my favourite slices of the slinkiest soul, weapons grade funk bombs – it does exactly what it says on the tin … and then some. Craig Charles.

CD FSRCD119
Release: 16-12-16
Taiwan MC returns with his brand new record ‘Cool & Deadly’ via Chinese Man Records
Monday, September 19th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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For this new record Taiwan MC rivals the best and draws on his singular creativity by making use of innovative vocals, instrumentals and fresh collaborations. Already surrounded by many great artists since Heavy This Year, Taiwan MC once again stressed on the quality and diversity of his featurings: thanks to the strong bonding established during several tours, the South-African rapper Tumiand […]

OST/Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Miss Sharon Jones! (Daptone Records)
Friday, August 19th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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It is our distinct pleasure to present: Miss Sharon Jones! OST. Much like the film, the soundtrack gives you an intimate, candid look into the life of a woman who refuses to be defined by the challenges she faces.

CD DAP043-2
Release: 19-08-16
Dutch masters Kraak & Smaak present their fifth studio album “Juicy Fruit” on Jalapeno Records
Friday, June 10th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Juicy Fruit is as succulent as the name suggests – a feast of flavour served up by Dutch masters Kraak & Smaak. Their fifth studio album is one that sees them sonically revisiting the roots of their first releases, producing an organic and warm electronic disco and funk album packed with hot property collaborators including […]

Pomrad debuts his full length with On And On Records & Jakarta Records this summer
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Pomrad a.k.a. Adriaan Van de Velde has lots of Funk in his colorful trickster bag. Just check out the title track “Knights” of his album: its beats chug like the wheels of a locomotive and electrifying synth solos guarantee the best brain freeze you’ve ever felt. He could be your favorites producer, favorite producer with […]

The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band releases their long awaited debut “55” on Brooklyn’s own Big Crown Records
Monday, May 2nd, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Shrouded in mystery, hailing from Hamburg, Germany, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band (BRSB) releases their long awaited debut “55” on Brooklyn’s own Big Crown Records. Long time multi instrumentalist and band leader Bjorn Wagner spent a few months in Trindad & Tobago where he became fascinated with Steel Drums. His initial intrigue with local steel […]

Various – Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.3 (Tramp Records)
Friday, November 20th, 2015 | Tags: ,
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As long as there is music out there that has the power to drop our jaws to the floor we will still be here – and, like Santa himself, we will work year-round to continue to deliver our funky Christmas miracles directly to your turntable. Merry Christmas!

CD TRCD9050
Release: 20-11-15
Palace Fever – Sing About Love, Lunatics & Spaceships (Unique Records)
Friday, September 25th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Palace Fever mostly perform songs created by the mind of Julian Müller – quirky-catchy tunes that balance between folk, beat and country. Served with lots of twang, cliché-less rock’n’roll and pure pop!

CD UNIQ211-2 / LP+MP3 UNIQ211-1
Release: 25-09-15
Truth & Soul Records is proud to present the debut album from Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos
Monday, September 14th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Truth & Soul Records is proud to present the debut album from Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos “Beware”. Junior Thomas is a songwriter, musician, vocalist, and producer born north of Minneapolis, MN. He developed a sincere devotion to classic Jamaican music at a young age, listening to such artists as Dave Barker, The Bleech- ers, […]

Fred V & Grafix present the second edition of the Hospital Records mixtape series
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Hit the road and press play, Fred V & Grafix present the second edition of the Hospital Records mixtape series. Cruise through the summer months with an hour-long mix, showcasing the Devonshire duo’s majestic mixing abilities and perfected art of captivating even the biggest crowds ’til the early hours. Demonstrating their all-encompassing musical taste and […]

Freestyle Records is proud to reissue the music of Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers
Friday, June 19th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Ginger Johnson’s life is one of the greatest untold stories of African music in Europe. Born George Folunsho Johnson in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria in 1916. Aged just 18 he joined the Nigerian Navy, and made his first visit to Britain. After World War II Ginger decided to make London his home, working with many artists including […]

Daptone Records is proud to release the debut album by Saun & Starr
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Daptone Records is proud to release Look Closer, the debut album by Saun & Starr, in May 2015. While the group’s name may not be immediately familiar, Starr Duncan-Lowe and Saundra Williams’ distinctive voices have been featured as the background vocals for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings both on stage and on record. Finally, the […]

Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – Cold World (Daptone Records)
Friday, August 1st, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Daptone Records is pleased to announce the release of ‘Cold World’ by Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens.

CD DAP033-2 / LP+MP3 DAP033-1
Release: 01-08-14
Now-Again Records is gearing up to release the second album from Karl Hector & The Malcouns
Monday, June 16th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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The long awaited second album by the originators of Afrodelic Kraut Funk. Feat. members of Poets of Rhythm and Whitefield Brothers. It’s been some years since the first Karl Hector release, and it’s known now that Mr. Hector is indeed the German producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield, ne Jan Weissenfeldt. Whitefield is the visionary behind […]

Freestyle Records is immensely excited to be the musical home of the stunning new album from Kalbata & Mixmonster
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Kalbata is a techno and 2-step producer who previously released on labels such as Soul Jazz, Brownswood and Greenmoney. Kalbata did a string of high profile remixes for artists such as Fat Freddy’s Drop, Spank Rock, The Count & Sinden and Roll Deep, collaborated with Warrior Queen and is also the man behind reissue labels […]

Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers – Que Chevere! (Freestyle Records)
Friday, April 11th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,
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With one foot in Latin spectrum and the other standing firmly in the wold of afrobeat sensibilities, Ray Lugo and his band encompass a truly unique sensibility.

CD FSRCD104
Release: 11-04-14
Fledgling stars Fred V & Grafix are set to release their debut album on Hospital Records
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Pursuing a rapid ascension to D&B’s top table since signing to Hospital Records Fred V & Grafix have quickly become one of the most talked about acts in the scene. Having remixed top 10 hits for Rudimental and Subfocus, and released a string of singles and tracks on Hospital, they now present their debut long […]

Martin Zobel & Soulrise – Land Of The Free (Irievibrations Records)
Monday, May 21st, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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With “Land Of The Free” George ‘Fully’ Fullwood, Martin Zobel & Soulrise have managed to create a record in an extremely relaxed manner that is packed with emotions and musicality that stands on its own.

CD IRIE052
Release: 18-05-12
DJ Spinna and Five Day Weekend present “DJ Spinna vs. P&P Records” …
Friday, March 30th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Peter Brown and Patrick Adams: two names as likely to create frenzy on the dance floor as an eBay auction are the P’s of P&P Records. The P&P story started in the mid-sixties with Peter Brown leaving his rural home in Georgia for the hustle and bustle of Harlem NYC. It was not long before […]

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Soul Time! (Daptone Records)
Monday, October 31st, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have developed an international reputation as the #1 group on today’s soul scene. “Soul Time!” is an exploration of the full range of their dynamic sound.

CD DAP024-2 / LP+MP3 DAP024-1
Release: 28-10-11
Laura Vane & The Vipertones – Sugar Fix (Unique Records/Social Beats)
Friday, June 10th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Drawn together from both sides of the North Sea, Laura Vane & The Vipertones are an eight-piece band assembled from various Dutch & UK projects, pooling their respective skills together for a remarkable funk & soul mission.

CD UNIQ185-2 / LP UNIQ185-1
Release: 10-06-11
Hospital Records presents Hospitality Drum & Bass 2011 …
Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 | Tags: ,
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With over 50 separate club night dates across the globe in 2010, Hospitality is, as Mixmag puts it quite simply “the biggest thing in drum & bass”. After the unprecedented success of the download only 2010 compilation, “Hospitality Drum & Bass 2011” brings together some of the biggest anthems of the year on CD from […]

Intalek & Ritchcraft – Lives And Vibes (Jakarta Records)
Monday, December 6th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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The dynamic pair of up and comers, Intalek & Ritchcraft have just released their brand new album, Lives And Vibes on Jakarta Records.

CD JAKARTA028-2 /
LP JAKARTA028-1
Release: 03-12-10
“Colours Of Funk Vol.2” – more from the German sound library of Golden Ring & Happy Records 1975-1982 …
Thursday, November 18th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Killer funk compilation – next chapter: More highlights from the German music archives of Golden Ring & Happy Records, pulled from the most famous library albums of the catalogue. 17 unreleased signature sounds in a wicked jazz-funk-cosmic-latin-boogie style by Peter Thomas, Klaus Weiss, Juan Demonio, Mladen Franco and others. Stand out tunes for the dancefloor, […]

Various – Monsters Of Funk & Soul (Unique Records)
Monday, October 18th, 2010 | Tags: ,
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This compilation is dedicated to the sound of the “Monsters Of Funk & Soul” party series. Featuring Laura Vane & The Vipertones, The Soul Snatchers, Osaka Monaurail, Malente, Wondertronix and many more.

CD UNIQ182-2
Release: 15-10-10
Truth & Soul Records is proud to announce the re-release of Lee Fields “Problems” …
Friday, July 16th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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The sonic palette of this record reaches far and wide, ranging from the rampaging psychedelic funk of “Bad Trip” to the softer introspective sounds of “Honey Dove”, but that’s just the beginning. The album opens up with “The Right Thing”, a gripping tale of love found and love lost, set to the super heavy popcorn […]

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings present their fourth full-length on Daptone Records …
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are already well known as one of the most exciting acts in the nation for both their explosive live shows and their prolific output of gritty studio recordings. Their breakout release, “100 Days, 100 Nights,” sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. This Spring the band will release “I Learned The Hard […]

Innerground Records returns with the second compilation from the “DJ Marky & Friends Presents” series …
Thursday, October 1st, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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Innerground Records returns in 2009 with the second compilation from the “DJ Marky & Friends Presents” series, superbly executed by Makoto. In recent years, Makoto has proved himself to be a serious and diverse producer, creating some truly timeless hits and backing them up with outstanding live shows across the globe. Appearing on his first […]

Chase & Status – More Than Alot (Ram Records)
Monday, November 10th, 2008 | Tags: ,
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Chase & Status take centre stage for the release of their debut album after signing exclusively to Ram Records around 18 months ago. After releasing only 3 singles whilst signed, the duo have been working tirelessly to create what promises to be an absolute masterpiece.

CD RAMMLPCD12
Release: 07-11-08
SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS present their debut album “100 Days, 100 Nights” on Daptone Records …
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Soul/Jazz/Funk

Arsonists – As The World Burns & Lost In The Fire
Friday, February 16th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Arsonists – As The World Burns & Lost In The Fire

Image: 1617755 2018 will mark the return of the original Bushwick Bomb Squad! Legendary emcee crew, the Arsonists have announced a double-album release via Below System Records.

This will include a deluxe edition of the group’s classic debut album “As The World Burns” (released in 1999) which yielded such underground anthems as “Blaze”, “Halloween” and the “Session.”

It will also include “Lost In The Fire”, which will include many unreleased gems including tracks with J-Live, High & Mighty and Mass Influence as well as six new tracks from the group (the first in over fifteen years!) with guest appearances from Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks) and Ill Bill (La Coka Nostra, Non-Phixion).

Composed of D-Stroy, Q-Unique, Freestyle, Jise and Swel these Brooklyn spitters were among the most creative wordsmiths and energetic live performers during an extremely fertile period of boom-bap that included the Lyricist Lounge, Rawkus Records, Fat Beats Records and the Stretch & Bobbito show. On the group’s motivation, D-Stroy revealed “we were focused so much on our love of hip-hop that it kept us off the streets, away from drugs, all of us in my parent’s house rhyming and recording.”

After appearing on the Stretch & Bobbito Show, Bobbito Garcia was so impressed as to sign the group to his Fondle ‘Em Records to release several classic singles on wax. The results allowed the crew to hit the road through North America and Europe, many of them leaving New York and the United States for the first time ever. The group toured with such notables as Public Enemy, The Roots and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Top taste-making Indie rock label Matador Records who developed such groups as Guided By Voices, Pavement and Mogwai wanted the Arsonists to be the first hip-hop group on the label. “As The World Burns” was the result of this partnership. Critically acclaimed and well respected, speaking on the enduring legacy of the album, D-Stroy said “I think it’s one of the last albums to champion the four elements of hip-hop, it’s basically our love letter to the culture and a lot of heads identify with that love.”

Though the group dissolved by 2002, the members have kept heads ringing in the entertainment industry including solo releases and forays into film, TV and radio. Summing it up D recalls “I was hosting an event for Nike and one of the executives came up to me and spit one of Q-Unique’s verses verbatim to me. It’s like a whole generation of young heads and college students grew up on our music and are doing something for the movement as well.”

Tracklisting
1 Intro
2 Backdraft
3 Shit Ain’t Sweet
4 Pyromaniax
5 Underground Vandal
6 Blaze
7 Venom
8 Frienemies
9 Lt. Worf & Chewbacca
10 Session
11 Shaboing
12 Rhyme Time Travel
13 Live To Tell
14 Seed
15 Lunchroom Take-Out
16 Worlds Collide
17 Flashback
18 D-Sturbed Words
19 Geembo’s Theme
20 Halloween
21 In Your Town
22 Who’s With Us
23 March
24 Tough Guy (feat. Vinnie Paz)
25 Ugly
26 Favorites (feat. Ill Bill)
27 Peace (feat. DJ Eclipse)
28 Pyromaniax (Original Version)
29 Blaze (Remix)
30 Wee Hours (feat. J-Live)
31 Fat Laces
32 Testing
33 Spark ‘Em
34 Xilef
35 AEIOU
36 Rough Times Available from 30.03.2018

Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – Scorpio Man
Friday, February 9th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – Scorpio Man

A new colossal star rises in the twilight of funky soul jazz as Ernie Hawks releases his debut album “Scorpio Man” on Timmion Records. The impressive trombonist/flutist, is known to hold no punches, when performing live in the ranks of The Soul Invest…

URBS – Remix EP2 (Visioneers/Kruder/Jstar/Pulsinger&Irl)
Friday, January 19th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on URBS – Remix EP2 (Visioneers/Kruder/Jstar/Pulsinger&Irl)

Image: 1617220 Die zweite Runde von Remixen zu dem selbst betitelten Album von Urbs ist eine fesselnde Zusammenstellung von zeitlosen HipHop sowie Downtempo Nummern.

Marc Mac: Gibt es zu dieser Person etwa noch was zu sagen? Als Teil des UK Duos 4Hero hat er Musikgeschichte geschrieben und sein Visioneers Projekt setzte neue Standards in Sachen organischem HipHop. Sein Remix zu „Get Wid It“ featuring Tyna aus Neuseeland, besitzt alles, was man sich von diesem Musikgenie erwartet. Ein souliges, harmonisches Meisterwerk, welches auch auf einem seiner legendären Visioneers Alben hätte veröffentlicht werden können.

Peter Kruder hat als Teil von Kruder & Dorfmeister sowie mit seinem Projekt Peace Orchestra Musikgeschichte geschrieben. Sein Remix zu „Happy Days“ feat. Bagi und Sarah Ann ist eine Reise zurück zu seinen musikalischen Wurzeln, welche ihn berühmt gemacht haben – eine relaxte Downtempo-Nummer. Der Remix weckt Erinnerungen an die Zeit, als seine Musik Millionen von Menschen berührte.

Patrick Pulsinger ist der dritte im Bunde aus der Riege der Helden der 90s. Gemeinsam mit Sam Irl, seinem derzeitigen Komplizen, zeigen die beiden was herauskommen kann, wenn ein Studio-Zauberer mit Techno Wurzeln auf ein Musikgenie mit HipHop Wurzeln trifft. Ihr Remix zu „Code Of The Snake“ feat. Blabbwona ist eine trippige HipHop-Tech-Dub Nummer mit viel Bass und als solches absolut einzigartig.

Jstar aus London hat sich bereits einen Namen gemacht als Produzent von unzähligen Remixen und Edits auf seinem eigenem Label Jstar. Seine Spezialität sind Dub und Reggae Remixe von HipHop Classics. Er ist ein Großmeister des Digital Dancehall und transformierte den Golden Era Sound von „Why We“ feat Ward 21 (aus Kingston Jamaica) in etwas absolut Futuristisches.

Flip: Rapveteran von Texta aus Linz, der zuletzt durch sein Soloalbum auf dem New Yorker Raplabel Ill Adrenaline Records aufgefallen ist, bringt einen Remix zu „Holdin‘ Back“ feat Wordsworth. Mit einem genialem Chuck D Sample und einem funky Beat setzt dieser Remix Tanzflächen von Alaska bis Auckland in brannt.

Trishes: Last but not least: Moderator der legendären HipHop Radioshow Tribe Vibes auf FM4 und integraler Bestandteil der Wiener HipHop Szene. Für seinen Remix zu „Concussion“ feat BluRum13 von Oneself, setzte er auf einen heftigen Groove mit lauten Becken um einen Underwater-Funk-Beat zu kreieren und somit einen neuen Hintergrund für diese echt verrückte Geschichte zu gestalten.

Tracklisting

A1 – Get Wid It feat. Tyna (Visioneers Version)
A2 – Happy Days feat. Bagi & Sarah Ann (Peter Kruder Remix)
A3 – Code Of The Snake feat. Blabbwona (Pulsinger & Irl Codeine Shake Dub)
A4 – Why We feat. Ward 21 (Jstar Remix)

B1 – Holdin´ Back feat. Wordsworth (Flip Remix)
B2 – Concussion feat. BluRum13 (Trishes Remix)
B3 – Get Wid It feat. Tyna (Visioneers Version Instrumental)
B4 – Holdin´ Back feat. Wordsworth (Flip Remix Instrumental)
B5 – Concussion feat. BluRum13 (Trishes Remix Instrumental)

Über das Album “Urbs”:
Ganze elf Jahre sind seit „Toujours Le Meme Film“, dem letzten Album von Urbs vergangen. Auf Kruder & Dorfmeisters G-Stone Label lieferte der Wiener Musiker, DJ und Producer damals den Soundtrack zu einem fiktiven Film Noir, zog sich aber nach einer Europa-Tournee fast gänzlich aus der Öffentlichkeit zurück. Er sieht sein Schaffen nicht als Karriere, sondern als Teil seines Lebens, welches in den seltensten Fällen einer konkreten Planung unterliegt, und deshalb hat Urbs sich auch bewusst viel Zeit gelassen für sein aktuelles –unbetiteltes – Album.

Urbs: „Der Vorgänger “Toujours Le Meme Film” kam bei sehr vielen Leuten extrem gut an, und über die Jahre habe ich mitbekommen, daß es manchen Leuten richtig viel bedeutet. Das war eine gewisse Belastung, weil man diese Leute natürlich nicht enttäuschen will. Mittlerweile denke ich, daß genug Wasser die Donau runtergeflossen ist, um vielleicht den einen oder anderen mit etwas ganz Neuem zu überraschen. Die Leute, die mich kennen, wissen ja, daß ich im Grunde immer dopen HipHop produziert habe.“

Konsequenterweise handelt es sich diesmal nicht um ein Instrumental-Album sondern um eine Sammlung von 12 souligen HipHop Nummern, die mit handverlesenen Vokalisten der internationalen Rap-, Dancehall- und Soul-Szene aufwarten. Neben den New Yorkern Wordsworth von EMC sowie R.A. The Rugged Man, finden sich unter anderem Ward 21 aus Kingston, Jamaica, Voice Monet aus New Orleans, Blu Rum 13 von One Self aus Washington DC, als auch alte Weggefährten wie dem Wiener Skero oder dem Wahl-Münchner Blabbwona von Abstract Art auf dem Album.
Auf die Frage, wie es sich anfühlt, nach mehreren Instrumental-LPs erstmals ein Album mit Vokalisten aufzunehmen, erwidert Urbs mit einem Augenzwingern: „Generell war es für mich schwierig die Songs loszulassen und mich den MCs auszuliefern. Man verbringt viel Zeit mit einem Stück und baut eine gewisse Beziehung auf. Die Musik erzeugt Bilder im Kopf und hat oft eine schwer fassbare Bedeutung für den Producer. Dann geht ein MC drüber und es ist ein bisschen als würden die brutalen Freunde deines älteren Bruders dein Kinderzimmer verwüsten- in deiner Anwesenheit.“

Wieso das Album keinen Titel trägt, ist auch schnell beantwortet: „Dieses Album ist nun sozusagen meine Leistungsschau auf diesem Gebiet und durch den unendlich langen Reifeprozess, ist es auch schön intensiv eingekocht und auf dem Punkt. Deshalb auch keine Intros, keine Interludes, kein Titel, no Gimmicks, einfach 12 gute Songs – Punkt.“

Neben dem Album werden auch zwei EPs mit Remixes von Retrogott, Brenk Sinatra, Visoneers (Marc Mac von 4 Hero), Peter Kruder, Cookin’ Soul, J*Star, Flip (Texta) und anderen veröffentlicht. Für das Artwork zeichnet DJ DSL verantwortlich. Available from 02.03.2018

Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus – None A Jah Jah Children (17 North Parade)
Monday, January 15th, 2018 | Tags: , ,
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Mit den beiden Alben “Rastafari” (1975) und “Kibir-Am-Lak” (1978) plus fünf weiteren Tracks bietet sich mit “None A Jah Jah Children” eine Exkursion in die Welt der Nyahbinghi Music und Rasta-Kultur, die durch Bob Marley weltweit bekannt wurde.

2CD VPCD2608 / LP VPRL2608
Release: 26-01-18
Tramp Records is celebrating the ninth volume of the prestigious “Movements” series
Monday, January 15th, 2018 | Tags: ,
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IT’S TIME TO PAAAARTY! Why? The Universe knows that Tramp is celebrating their 40th trip around the sun in 2018. And what about planet Earth? Well … it is as blind as it is in so many other situations. Therefore, it is time to shine the light on Tramp for all of its unremitting efforts. […]

Tall Black Guy & Karizma – A Franklin Black Excursion
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tall Black Guy & Karizma – A Franklin Black Excursion

Image: 1617210 We begin 2018 on a slightly spiritual note, and a brand new Excursion. A vinyl-only 7″ flip courtesy of a delightful dream-team duo, Tall Black Guy and Karizma.

A real pleasure to welcome these two to the fold, here with ‘A Franklin Black Excursion’ – a double-header of beautiful re-interpretations of a classic by the Queen of Soul…

For those that don’t know, Tall Black Guy is a regular favourite from our sister-label, First Word Records, on which he’s released two albums over the past few years (‘8 Miles To Moenart’ and ‘Let’s Take A Trip’). Detroit-born Terrel Wallace has built a solid rep in recent times as one of the most revered beatmakers on the planet. Initially pricking peoples ears with a series of incredible edits, he has garnered fans far & wide from Gilles to Jazzy Jeff (with whom he’s become a regular stalwart of The PLAYlist Retreat sessions). Production, remixes and collabs have included Moonchild, Little Dragon, Masego, Terrace Martin, Zara McFarlane, The Mouse Outfit and Stro Elliot.

Karizma, aka Kaytronik, aka Kris Klayton, is a deeply prolific cat from Baltimore, releasing music since the mid-nineties on assorted tips, Deep House & Techno, Broken Beat, Hip Hop and Jazz, including his massive club track last year, ‘Work It Out’. His collabs include DJ Spen, Kenny Dope, Peven Everett, Osunlade, Atjazz and releases on labels like Strictly Rhythm, Defected, BBE and Sonar Kollectiv. The list of remix projects is remarkable too, including among it Mary J Blige, Lenny Kravitz, Roy Ayers and Jocelyn Brown. Kris has been awarded various accolades as a DJ over the years, his technical prowess on CDJs being the stuff of legends.

‘Gifted People’ has a low-slung double-time beat as its backbone, cruising across a classic piano loop, whilst the flip sees ‘Kaytronik’s Gifted & Black Remix’ transposing the same groove to a solid deep no-messin’ 4/4 beat and bassline warm enough to thaw that pesky Winter ice off your dancing sneaks. Both sides are heads-down lights-off dancery affairs.

These tracks were originally only available from TBG’s fan site on a very limited release back in 2016. This is the first time these have ever been dropped on to the masses on a readily-available physical form! Don’t expect this one to hang around for very long though… Essential piece of wax.

Tracklisting
1 Gifted Black
2 Gifted Black (Kaytronik’s Gifted & Black Remix) Available from 02.02.2018

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Known in the record collecting world as an incredibly rare album with just a handful of known copies, we present for the first time the full length album reissue of the ‘Two Sisters From Bagdad’ album as performed by La Vice & Co. Originally intended to be sold alongside performances of LaVice Hendrick’s ambitious but […]

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Mit den beiden Alben “Rastafari” (1975) und “Kibir-Am-Lak” (1978) plus fünf weiteren Tracks bietet sich mit “None A Jah Jah Children” eine Exkursion in die Welt der Nyahbinghi Music und Rasta-Kultur, die durch Bob Marley weltweit bekannt wurde. Ras Michael spielte dabei eine wichtige Rolle, waren seine regelmäßig stattfindenden Drumming Sessions in Trenchtown doch ein […]

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