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Sonorama Records celebrates catalogue number 100 with the release of “Cool Europa”
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Unique compilation and 100th release in the catalogue of Sonorama Records – file under: cool, modern, hard bop, modal! Fourteen previously unknown tracks recorded 1959-63 in West-Germany by some of the best European jazz artists of the time, featuring Barney Wilen, Francy Boland, Rolf Kühn, Joki Freund, Attila Zoller, Fats Sadi, Roland Kovac, Rolf Ericson, […]

Sonorama Records presents “Now’s The Time – Deep German Jazz Grooves 1956 – 1965” …
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 | Tags: ,
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The compilation “Now’s The Time – Deep German Jazz Grooves 1956 – 1965” is available as Digipak-CD including a 12-page booklet + limited edition vinyl LP with paper insert. Including rare and exciting modern jazz music of legendary German musicians such as Albert and Emil Mangelsdorff, Rolf Kuehn, Inge Brandenburg, Michael Naura, Joki Freund, Horst […]

A killer afrobeat gem by Nicholas Addo-Nettey of Fela’s Africa 70 on Daptone Records …
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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Nicholas Addo-Nettey was born in Accra, Ghana on August 7th, 1954. In the 60’s, the Ghanaian youth were crazy about American soul music, and Nicholas was no exception to the rule. James Brown and Otis Redding were his idols and by the age of 18 he started to perform himself. Shortly after, fellow musician Joe […]

Kooley High want to delight, electrify and ignite hip hop listeners with something new …
Monday, February 14th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Hailing from the Dogwood Heavy Hills of North Carolina, super-group Kooley High arrives on the scene with the mission to delight, electrify and ignite seas of listeners thirsty for something new from the world of hip hop. Since they began making music together in early 2007, the six independent members have been allowed and encouraged […]

Rob O & Pete Rock – So Many Rappers (Picture Disc)
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rob O & Pete Rock – So Many Rappers (Picture Disc)

Image: 1611950 Its been 2 decades since INI debuted under the guidance of producer Pete Rock. During the mid to late 90’s INI member Rob O and several other Mount Vernon, NY affiliates recorded a string of PR produced tracks that were released in various incarnations (including many promo only, white label & bootleg 12”s) until the early 2000’s when underground hip hop vinyl sales were starting to decline.

Today, with the resurgence of vinyl and it’s high demand, Redefinition Records and ST. Nick Ent. have collaborated to reissue for the first time officially Rob O’s “So many Rappers” (produced & recorded during PR’s Soul Survivor era), and Meccalicious’ Meccalicious (recorded during the Center of Attention era).

Both Rob O and Meccalicious would gain a lifelong fanbase from their performances on wax. If you’re fan a of Pete Rock and the whole MT. Vernon movement, these 2 selections are essential. Previous versions of these recordings have been long out of print and sought after, so whether you’re a long time fan or if this is your first time hearing these gems, this 45 is a must have.

Features picture disc 7” in clear sleeve with sticker.

SIDE A. So Many Rappers (Rob O & Pete Rock, Produced by Pete Rock)
SIDE B. Meccalicious (Meccalicious & Pete Red, Produced by Pete Rock) Available from 13.10.2017

Various – Cool Europa – European Progressive Jazz in Germany 1959-1963 (Sonorama)
Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Unique compilation and 100th release in the catalogue of Sonorama Records – great moments from the most prosperous period in the development of European progressive jazz.

CD SONOC100 / 2LP SONOL100
Release: 28-04-17
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You/Straighten It Out
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You/Straighten It Out

Image: 1607821 “Only a few people have ever changed the way that records are made. Pete Rock is one of them,” veteran hip-hop A&R man and producer
Dante Ross told Brian Coleman in the book Check the Technique Vol 1. “People like Pete change the sound palette for the whole world.
He had a signature sound, and that’s so hard to get.”
It is a tall boast, but it’s backed up two different ways: by fans of the group from back in the ‘90s who knocked each other over in record
stores to get the latest Pete Rock production, and by record buyers today, who still hear the same freshness in the group’s sound that
people did more than two decades ago.
These two songs are taken from the group’s legendary first full-length from 1992, Mecca & The Soul Brother. Originally, both were their
own 12-inch singles, but for this special, first-time-ever 7-Inch release, they are paired together.
“They Reminisce Over You” – a tribute to their late friend Trouble T-Roy (a member of Heavy D’s crew) – is one of the most beloved
hip-hop tracks of the ‘90s, and rightfully so. Grooving very deeply over a filtered bassline and a now-ingrained Tom Scott saxophone riff
(“Today”), CL Smooth lives up to his moniker, weaving various tales and lessons about family and friends. His status as a storytelling
MC remains underrated, but here it remains proudly on display.
“Straighten It Out,” although not the runaway smash that “They Reminisce” was, is equally emotional and soulful. Again over a
mid-tempo groove, and again with Pete’s trademark warm horn samples, CL explained in Check the Technique, “On [part of] the song, I
was talking about sampling, and I was basically reacting to how everything was such a procedure when you had to clear stuff. They didn’t
seem to care about how their music affected anyone else, they just wanted money. So it was just something that needed to be
straightened out. Older artists thought that us younger cats were ripping them off, but it wasn’t like that. It was a tribute.”
So here’s the math: one classic hip-hop group, two memorable singles, one killer 7-Inch. Case closed. Available from 20.01.2017

Santé
Monday, February 8th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Around a time when deep house music was imploding in on itself amidst a deluge of uninspiring loops, mindless repetition and utter disposability, Berlin’s Santé emerged as part of a wave of new producers with a different cut to their electronic jib. His productions ooze character, charisma, soul, colour, humour and above all a sense […]

Rob O & Pete Rock – So Many Rappers
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rob O & Pete Rock – So Many Rappers

Image: 1601746 A. So Many Rappers (Rob O & Pete Rock, Produced by Pete Rock)
B. Meccalicious (Meccalicious & Pete Red, Produced by Pete Rock)

Its been 2 decades since INI debuted under the guidance of
producer Pete Rock. During the mid to late 90’s INI member Rob
O and several other Mount Vernon, NY affiliates recorded a string
of PR produced tracks that were released in various incarnations
(including many promo only, white label & bootleg 12”s) until the
early 2000’s when underground hip hop vinyl sales were starting to
decline. Today, with the resurgence of vinyl and it’s high demand,
Redefinition Records and ST. Nick Ent. have collaborated to reissue
for the first time officially Rob O’s “So many Rappers” (produced
& recorded during PR’s Soul Survivor era), and Meccalicious’
Meccalicious (recorded during the Center of Attention era).
Both Rob O and Meccalicious would gain a lifelong fanbase from
their performances on wax. If you’re fan a of Pete Rock and the whole
MT. Vernon movement, these 2 selections are essential. Previous
versions of these recordings have been long out of print and sought
after, so whether you’re a long time fan or if this is your first time
hearing these gems, this 45 is a must have. Features full color 7”
sleeve with design by Joseph Buckingham (De La Soul, Staple, etc). Available from 12.02.2016

Gussie Clarke
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Born Augustus Clarke in rural Jamaica on March 26, 1954, Gussie lost his mother so early in life that he has no memory of her. After being housed in an approved school, he was adopted by Miss Iris Robinson of Kingston, who sent him to Calabar Primary School and Kingston College (High School). In 1966, […]

Various – 20 Years Of Henry Street Music
Friday, April 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – 20 Years Of Henry Street Music

Image: 1595284 Incredible as it seems, this year marks twenty years since the launch of Johnny D’Mairo’s Henry Street Music label. To celebrate, BBE is marking the occasion with a sumptuous five- disc CD retrospective, a fitting tribute to one of the most important of all house labels.

HENRY STREET MUSIC –TWENTY YEARS OF FIERCE HOUSE MUSIC

Incredible as it seems, this year marks twenty years since the launch of Johnny D’Mairo’s Henry Street Music label. To celebrate, BBE is marking the occasion with a sumptuous fivedisc CD retrospective, a fitting tribute to one of the most important of all house labels. This is one of the most extensive grand summations yet done of a dance label. Henry Street Music exemplified its era as much as Trax and Nu-Groove had theirs. Come the mid-‘90s, the disco cut-up became ubiquitous, as thousands tried to emulate the success of Henry Street’s first big killer, The Bucketheads’ Tha Bomb –still a dancefloor staple two decades on.
Many of the movers and shakers of the day had their best moments on Henry Street, and they’re all here: Johnnick, Armand Van Helden, DJ Duke, DJ Sneak, Dirty Harry, Davidson Ospina, Todd Terry, Mateo and Matos, Brutal Bill, Josh Wink, even the UK’s own Ashley Beedle, and many more –a veritable roll-call of the premiere-league of dance at the time, an era when dance music still seemed incredibly fertile and the link with its own past was still vital. Some of the American originals can struggle to get props among the countless mutations of house out there vying for attention in today’s digitalized dance scene, but the real househeads
always knew to check them, and will recognize this as quality product, through and through. Henry Street (named after Brooklyn homeboy Johnny’s neighbourhood) always had a ‘New York’ vibe, and even when drawing its producers from further afield, the label encapsulated the city’s melting-pot of talent and raw, bristling energy… energy captured here, and exploding off these remastered tracks like it’s 1999 all over again! Alongside the massive dancefloor anthems from the likes of Kenny Dope and Armand Van Helden are some real gems that got away, some exclusive mixes, and the thoughts of Johnny D, one of the prime-movers of the New York dance scene even before he came up with his own label, responsible for countless hits as promotions man and as dance A&R at Atlantic. Never one for the limelight, Johnny’s own story is nonetheless inextricably bound up with the transition from disco through house to the ubiquity of dance music today. So… dust off those dancing shoes, and get ready to feel the heat, it’s one more time for the Henry Street Hustle!

KEY SELLING POINTS
• Henry St catalogue is a who’s who of house music, featuring releases from Kenny
Dope, Armand Van Heldon, DJ Sneak, Terry Hunter, Little Louie Vega, Todd Terry,
Ralphi Rosario, 95 North, Paul Simpson, Ashley Beedle, many of the versions
included have never been available in this format before.
• BBE brought you Masters at Work 10th Anniversary albums, near 15 years on
Defected Records have recently released a MAW retrospective, highlighting the
contemporary importance of the golden era of dance music, which Henry St Music
was so instrumental in shaping
• Full press and radio campaign UK, France, Germany
• Extensive sleeve notes telling for the first time the full story of Henry Street’s
meteoric rise winning numerous gold discs along the way
• Label originator Johnny D will be available for interviews

For Fans Of Johnick, Masters At Work, Little Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Armand Van Helden, Terry Hunter, Todd Terry, Ashley Beedle

TRACKLISTING 5CD
DISC 1
1. Kenny “Dope” presents The Bucketheads – Whew
2. Anthony Mannino presents Syncopation – It’s Jazzy
3. Armand Van Helden presents Old School Junkies – Hey Baby
4. Kenny “Dope” presents The Bucketheads 2 – The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
5. Johnick – Play The World
6. DJ Sneak presents The Polyester EP – Show Me The Way
7. Mateo & Matos presents No Props EP – Rainbow ’95
8. Robbie Tronco presents Tronco Traxx – Walk 4 Me
9. Dirty Harry – Ascension (The Ethereal Funk Mix)
DISC 2
1. Ashley Beedle & Phil Asher present The Rising Sunz – Sunrize
2. Armand Van Helden presents Old School Junkies 2 – The Funk Phenomena
3. Todd Terry presents Fingertrips – I Thought Your Love
4. Kenny “Dope” presents The Bucketheads 2 – I Wanna Know
5. 95 North presents Da Hooligans – Who’s Hoo
6. Mike Delgado presents The Upstairs Lounge – Byrdman’s Revenge
7. Ralphi Rosario presents The Brinca EP – Brinca
8. Johnick – Open Up Your Eyes
9. Brutal Bill Project #3 – Philly Jazz (Remix)
10.DJ Duke – The Hustler
11.DJ Sneak presents Polyester 2 – Reachin’
DISC 3
1. The Pound Boys – My Eyes
2. That Kid Chris – I Believe
3. DJ Sneak presents Polyester 2 – Feels Good
4. Little Louie Vega presents The Chameleon – The Missile
5. Norty Cotto presents 2nd Soul – Funky Music
6. Armand van Helden presents Old School Junkies 2 – Mecca Toast
7. 95 North presents Da Hooligans – Party Hardy
8. Robbie Rivera presents Crazy Mother 2 – Get On The Floor
9. DJ Stew feat. The Buddha Monks – Funky Fresh
10.Johnick – Magic (MK Mix)
11.Salvatore Vitrano – Night Beat Club (Main Mix)
12.Scotti Deep – Brooklyn Beats (Pulse 2 Rhythm Mix)
DISC 4
1. Ray Roc presents Ray Roc Zone – Shake It Again
2. BQE – Steal Your Love
3. Jeremias Santiago presents Eltingville Project – Been There
4. Furious George 3 – Paradise By The Furious Light
5. Paul Simpson presents 1st Take Sessions – Keep Dancin’
6. Josh Harris presents Philter Inc / Sandy B – Next To You
7. Tony Moran presents Bond-Age – Die Another Day
8. Albert Cabrera – Melted
9. Groove Culture feat. Arnold Jarvis – Feelin’ It
10. Andy Ward & Paul “The Wikkaman” Timothy presents The Mentalists – Came Into My Life
DISC 5
1. DJ Duke / Roland Clark – D2-D2 (I Get Deep) (Timmy Regisford Shelter Mix)
2. Markus Schulz & C.L. Mc Spadden – Clap Along
3. Mike Rizzo presents Tiger Blood – Like That
4. Armand van Helden – The Funk Phenomena (Starkillers Remix)
5. Davidson Ospina – Night Birds
6. E-Smoove – Lake Shore Drive
7. Stron Jay – Feel The Thunder (Tommy Musto Mix)
8. DJ Sneak presents Polyester 3 – My Thing
9. Norty Cotto – Hustle Me This
10.DJ Kwest – Love To Ecstacy
11.Mike Delgado presents The Upstairs Lounge – Byrdman’s Revenge (Trigger To Love Mix)
12.Todd Terry & Marhsall Jefferson – Party People (Original Demo) Available from 15.05.2015

Dominatrix – The Dominatrix Sleeps
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dominatrix – The Dominatrix Sleeps

Image: 1596099 reissue at lower price! “The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight” has a long and storied history among connoisseurs of ‘80s New
York dance music. Combining catchy, deadpan synth-pop and classic ‘80s electro hallmarks with
the provocative edge of leather-and-lace sex culture, it remains a worldwide dancefloor staple to
this day.
Despite its popularity, little has been known about the song’s background. The brainchild of
producer Stuart Argabright (nee Arbright, a member of the groups Ike Yard and Death Comet
Crew), alongside DJ and remixer Ivan Ivan, Kenneth Lockie (from Cowboys International, and early
Death Comet Crew), and vocalist Claudia Summers, the song’s dominating female subject was
based on a person whom Arbright had dated. The song – and a banned-by-MTV video that today
could be mistaken for a Victoria’s Secret commercial – became a club smash at famed Danceteria
and other urban meccas. But, despite some leather-clad live dates in 1984, the group itself was
short-lived.
This special Get On Down vinyl edition is sure to be coveted by fans and collectors. This
configuration has never been available before: beyond four original mixes of the song (12”, Chants,
Dominant and Beat Me) that fans know and love – this full-length LP includes the newly unearthed
song “Play It Safe” and the rarely heard, hypnotic “City That Never Sleeps,” in addition to the rare
1984 “Scratch Mix” of the original title song, with cuts by the legendary DJ Red Alert.
The deluxe vinyl package is accompanied by a 16-page glossy booklet with text by writer
Dave Tompkins and input from Argabright and Ivan Ivan. Additionally, fans will be thrilled into
submission by visuals and press clips relating to the original release on Arthur Baker’s Street Wise
Records, the song’s provocative video, as well as the dominatrix culture in New York City at the
time which inspired this unlikely smash hit.

SIDE A
1. The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (12” Mix)
2. The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Chants)
3. The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Dominant Mix)
4. The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Beat Me Mix)
SIDE B
1. Play It Safe
2. City That Never Sleeps
3. The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Scratch Mix) Available from 03.03.2017

Santé
Monday, December 1st, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Around a time when deep house music was imploding in on itself amidst a deluge of uninspiring loops, mindless repetition and utter disposability, Berlin’s Santé emerged as part of a wave of new producers with a different cut to their electronic jib. His productions ooze character, charisma, soul, colour, humour and above all a sense […]

Redefinition – Bahia Affair
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Redefinition – Bahia Affair

Image: 1591168 Mecca:83, Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble & DistantStarr are Redefinition: a trio consisting of two musician-producers and one emcee.

Heavily influenced by classic Brazilian music of the 60’s and 70’s, Bahia Affair blends elements of bossa percussion with MPC beats and ample Fender Rhodes licks. The narrative is held down by DistantStarr, while Mecca & Crates trade layers of keyboards and synths to flesh out the groove.

The single is backed up by a B-Side music from much hyped Netherlands-based hip hop producer Moods, who adds his own keyboard heavy interpretation of the track.

Buscrates’ recent project with Sam Champ (as ‘Extra Medium’) was heralded by DJ Spinna, Jon Oliver and more.
Catch DistantStarr on new records by Fulgeance (First Word Records) and Portformat (TokyDawn)

Limited to 300 copies worldwide Available from 19.09.2014

Various – Mutazione
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Mutazione

Image: 1581884 In Italy, they are known as the Anni di Piombo, the ‘Years Of Lead’, a period of
unprecedented political turmoil between the late ‘60s and early ‘80s across the country.
Sparked following an attempt to merge the neo-fascist Italian Social Movement (MSI)
into the ruling Tambroni government and a subsequent coalition between the Christian
Democrats (DC) and the Socialist Party, nearly 2000 murders were attributed to political
violence during this dark period in the form of bombings, assassinations and street
warfare between rival militant factions, including the high profile murder of DC leader
Aldo Moro in 1978.
Kompakt artist Alessio Natalizia from Walls brings together ‘Mutazione’, a collection of
reactionary underground electronic and new wave rarities from Italy, recorded during the
tail end of this turbulent era. Based around a hotbed of activism in Tuscany and the Emilio
Romagna region, bands emerged from squats and both right and left wing militant
groups, feeding off the national paranoia and angst to create a unique sound, rooted in
punk but touching on new wave, electronic, experimental and industrial styles. Much of
the music was released on limited cassettes. Fanzines sprang up, both from political
groups and the bands themselves, in turn spawning new artists – Suicide Dada, featured
on this album, emerged from a collective running the VM fanzine in Turin and the Traxxtra
collective of underground musicians also published a regular lo-fi magazine of their own.
For ‘Mutazione’, Natalizia digs deep to explore the full spectrum of sounds from this rich
era of Italian music. Styles range from brooding new wave and post-punk to raw electronic
pieces and claustrophobic, whispered vocal cuts. There are stories aplenty behind
many of the tracks: Laxative Souls’ chilling ‘Niccolai’ samples a telephone call made by
infamous terrorist group Brigate Rosse to Aldo Moro’s lawyer, explaining where he could
find the politician’s body. Kirlian Camera’s ‘Edges’ is an early single from one of the few
underground Italian new wave to land a major label deal and Doris Norton’s ‘Norton
Apple Software’ is culled from an all-electronic instrumental album sponsored by Apple
during their early days in 1984.
This exclusive release comes with extensive sleeve notes by two of Italy’s leading
cultural journalists, Andrea Pomini and Alberto Campo, both now of Rumore magazine.
The package also features a wealth of original photos alongside artwork from fanzines,
cassettes and LP covers.

FOR FANS OF
Factory Records, Metal Dance compilation, early Kraftwerk, Can, Throbbing Gristle, Disques
du Crepuscule, Public Image Limited, Liquid Liquid, no wave

KEY POINTS

– First definitive compilation of underground Italian new wave scene from 1980s
– Powerful soundtrack to turbulent political backdrop in Italy during early ’80s
– Features over 20 previously unreissued tracks
– Package full of rare artwork from fanzines, cassettes, posters and LPs + sleeve notes by
leading Italian journalists Andrea Pomini and Alberto Campo
– Another essential package in Strut’s catalogue of post-punk, new wave & early electronic
releases following ‘Fac. Dance’, ‘Metal Dance’ & ‘Change The Beat: The Celluloid Records Story

CD1
1. Die Form – Are You Before
2. Neon – Informations of Death
3. Gaznevada – Going Underground
4. Carmody – Vulcani
5. Daniele Ciullini & De Rezke – Ancona Icone
6. 0010110000010011 Cancer – Naonian Style
7. Victrola – Maritime Tatami
8. 2+2=5 – Jacho’s Story
9. Laxative Souls – Niccolai
10. LA 1919 – Senza Tregua
11. Baciamibartali & Winter Light – Kill Myself 2
12. Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici – Back and Forth
13. L’Ultimo Arcano – 1984-1985

CD2
1. A.T.R.O.X. – Against The Odds
2. Doris Norton – Norton Apple Software
3. Kirlian Camera – Edges (Original version)
4. Spirocheta Pergoli – Romero’s Living Dead
5. La Bambola Del Dr. Caligari – Deep Skanner
6. Pale TV – The Livid Triptych
7. Rats – Please
8. Plath – I Am Strange Now
9. Tasaday – Crisalide
10. La Maison – Critical Situation
11. Suicide Dada – Waiting For September
12. The Tapes – Nervous Breakdown
13. Maurizio Bianchi – Auschwitz

http://www.strut-records.com/

Preview: https://soundcloud.com/k7-records/sets/mutazione-italian-electronic-1/s-HnGQ1 Available from 02.08.2013

Various – Diablos Del Ritmo (Analog Africa)
Monday, November 26th, 2012 | Tags: ,
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This compilation will instantly transport any listener to Colombia’s thriving Caribbean coast to indulge in the succulent belly of tropical music’s untold historic tales. Double CD incl. a full colour 60-page booklet.

2CD AACD072
Release: 23-11-12
Analog Africa presents an anthology of the immense sound of 1970s Colombia
Thursday, November 15th, 2012 | Tags: ,
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There are a number of theories as to how, in the mid-20th century, African music made its way to Colombia’s vibrant port city of Barranquilla, today’s mecca of Caribbean tropical music flled with the chaos of loud music, frenetic taxis, delicious Sancocho soup aromas and a charminglycolourful aura. Some maintain that a man named “Boquebaba” […]

“Jazz In Camera” – a recording session with Donald Byrd & Barney Wilen …
Monday, February 13th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Unreleased soundtrack album of an aborted film project, produced 1958 by Sandro Bocola and Dennis Bailey in Paris. Excellent hard bop and modern jazz session featuring Donald Byrd (trumpet), Barney Wilen (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Gourley (guitar), Walter Davis (piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Al Levitt (drums). “Jazz in Camera – Bande 1-6”, transferred and mastered […]

Various – Now’s The Time (Sonorama)
Monday, April 26th, 2010 | Tags: ,
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The compilation “Now’s The Time – Deep German Jazz Grooves 1956 – 1965” consists of rare and exciting modern jazz music by legendary German musicians. Incl. 12-page booklet with extensive liner notes and many unpublished pictures.

CD SONOC48 / LP SONOL48
Release: 23-04-10
Good God! Born Again Funk
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 | Tags: ,
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Not a resurrection, but a rebirth. In 2006, we were first hearing what seemed to us a conundrum: gospel singers performing pious gospel songs, and devoutly, but doing so amid hot, sweaty, earthy sounds drunk on the same moonshine downed by any blues singer thumbing his way up north from the Mississippi delta. The Father […]

A stunning collection of psychedelic funk, jazz and rock covers of Pete Rock’s greatest tracks …
Thursday, October 29th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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Mr. Chop, the multi-talented producer, engineer, and guitar-reared multi-instrumentalist behind a host of releases on Now-Again and Jazzman Records, couldn’t have foretold that the legendary rapper MF Doom would call him “the illest to grace the boards” after tapping into his otherworldly skills as co-producer/co-writer on a series of tracks on the recently released Born […]

Pax Nicholas & The Nettey Family
Friday, August 21st, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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Nicholas Addo-Nettey was born in Accra, Ghana on August 7th, 1954. In the 60’s, the Ghanaian youth were crazy about American soul music, and Nicholas was no exception to the rule. James Brown and Otis Redding were his idols and by the age of 18 he started to perform himself. Shortly after, fellow musician Joe […]

EMC is the new super group featuring Masta Ace, Punchline & Wordsworth, and Stricklin …
Thursday, February 28th, 2008 | Posted in Magazine, News | Comments Off on EMC is the new super group featuring Masta Ace, Punchline & Wordsworth, and Stricklin …

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Superproducer 9TH WONDER and Black Moon’s BUCKSHOT present their second collabo album …
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 | Posted in Magazine, News | Comments Off on Superproducer 9TH WONDER and Black Moon’s BUCKSHOT present their second collabo album …

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Ancient Astronauts
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 | Tags: , , ,
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Ancient Astronauts are Tom Strauch and Kabanjak from the Switchstance Recording label, based in Moers, Germany. These two versatile DJs and producers are well-known for setting every dancefloor on fire. They never fail to stun with their colourful selection of danceable pearls from raw funk, afro, hip hop, reggae and modern dopebeats. They already did […]

New Albums from ENCORE and Z-MAN on HIEROGLYPHICS …
Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 | Posted in News | Comments Off on New Albums from ENCORE and Z-MAN on HIEROGLYPHICS …

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