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RocketNumberNine and Four Tet – Roseland / Metropolis
Sunday, April 14th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on RocketNumberNine and Four Tet – Roseland / Metropolis

Limited as **** ! You know the game – be lucky to get some copies from this 12″ !!! Available from 25.03.2013

Bad Company UK – The Nine / Dogfight (180 gr LTD Repress)
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bad Company UK – The Nine / Dogfight (180 gr LTD Repress)

Image: 1586695 Re-mastered from the original DAT tape – this is a strictly limited edition 180gram vinyl release

Voted Number 1 D&B track of all time in Knowledge Magazine

Included in DJ Mags recent Top 100 D&B tracks of all time

Timeless Bad Company UK classic still played regularly by all the top DJs to this day – 15 years after its original release

Widely regarded as one of the most important production teams in Drum and Bass’ rich history, Bad Company UK or )E|3( formed the prototype of a radical new style of Drum and Bass. Combining cutting edge bass, synths and attitude now taken for granted, Bad Company forged their own path, with members Jason Maldini (Maldini), Darren White (dBridge), Dan Stein (Fresh), and Michael Wojcicki (Vegas) creating a lasting legacy with seminal hits such as The Nine, Nitro, Ladies of Spain and more.

Now some of the tracks which helped define a genre are ready to rock the scene once again. Now Remastered with redone artwork and on all formats, Bad Taste Recordings is proud to present BTBCUK1, the first in a series of BCUK reissues – widely regarded as some of DnB’s most important works.

The Nine needs no introduction. A classic combination of eerie synths, a relentless bassline and that iconic horn, The Nine is a track that is a favourite of old heads and new DnB retruits alike. Throw in its famous ever shifiting drums, and The Nine chugs on – always whipping the dancefloor to a frenzy.

After introduction featuring bold drums and clattering snares, Dog Fight transforms into a techy, fast paced roller. Featuring precise synths, intricate, tribal-like percussion and a bustling bassline, Dog Fight helped form the foundations of the techy Drum and Bass Style – and still sounds as urgent and groundbreaking as the day it was made.

TRACKLISTING: A. The Nine || B. Dogfight Available from 27.01.2014

Sun Ra And His Arkestra – In The Orbit Of Ra
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra And His Arkestra – In The Orbit Of Ra

Image: 1591412 “Sun Ra said he came from Saturn, because white America treated him like an alien, like a creature from outer space, so he became one, an anarcho-emperor of the fantastic, who made it to the moon before America or Russia, because the moon was nowhere near as far out as he could really go.“ Paul Morley

Strut and Art Yard join forces for a special release to mark what would have been Sun Ra’s 100th birthday with ’In The Orbit Of Ra’, a new collection curated by the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current bandleader, Marshall Allen. Bringing together Ra highights from over 25 years of music, the album is the first internationally released compilation to provide an introduction to the music of Sun Ra, curated personally by the Arkestra and mastered from the original tapes.

With a catalogue of well over a hundred albums, Sun Ra forged his own direction in music from the mid ‘50s until his passing in 1993, injecting space age cosmic philosophy, ancient Egyptian history and lyrical poetry into a unique and freeform jazz sound. His music evolved constantly with relentless rehearsals, live gigging and recording schedules, developing a second-sense chemistry with his fellow Arkestra band members. Together, their emphasis would often be on improvisation and “the moment”, constantly re-interpreting and evolving their sound. Elements of magic and ritual would regularly feature in their performances and would lend the Arkestra a mystical aura. As Sun Ra himself said, “I have many names, some call me Mr. Ra, others call me Mr. Re. You can call me Mr. Mystery.”

For this exclusive new collection, Strut join forces with Artyard to gain access to the inner sanctum of the Arkestra. In addition to the track selection, the release features recollections and contributions from some of the core Arkestra line-up including Marshall Allen, Michael Ray, Knoel Scott and Danny Ray Thompson. For the music, Allen’s selection takes us through the huge variety and intricacy of the Arkestra’s work covering the ‘60s to early ‘80s, from the celestial blues of ‘Spontaneous Simplicity’ and ‘Plutonian Nights’ to the urgent jazz of ‘Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus’ and ‘Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens’. The album features an exclusive previously unreleased Sun Ra track from the Art Yard archives, the acoustic ‘Trying To Put The Blame On Me’ recorded live in Rome in 1977, along with a previously unreleased Part 1 of ‘Reflects Motion’ from 1962 and an unheard extended version of ‘Island In The Sun’ from the late ‘60s.

‘In The Orbit Of Ra’ is released on 2CD, 2LP and digital formats. Physical formats feature full interview with Marshall Allen along with rare and previously unpublished photos by Val Wilmer.

Key Points:
first Sun Ra compilation to be curated by Marshall Allen / Sun Ra Arkestra
strong and essential introduction to Sun Ra’s music amid a variety of collector’s reissues in the marketplace
album features exclusive previously unreleased Sun Ra recordings and versions
– all tracks mastered from original reel to reel tapes and licensed officially in conjunction with Sun Ra LLC and Art Yard Records
– Marshall Allen fully involved in album promotional campaign

FOR FANS OF:
Jazz, modal jazz, Salah Ragab, Heliocentrics, Gilles Peterson, spiritual jazz, Lloyd Miller, Philip Cohran, Kindred Spirits, free jazz, Oneness Of Juju, Sun Ra Arkestra, Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra, Jazzman, Soul Jazz

Cd 1

1. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – Somewhere In Space 3.01
2. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra – The Lady With The Golden Stockings 7.43
3. Sun Ra And His Afro Infinity Arkestra – Somebody Else’S World 3.59
4. Sun Ra – Spontaneous Simplicity 7.54
5. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra – Plutonian Nights 4.20
6. The Sun Ra Arkestra – Angels And Demons At Play 2.51
7. Sun Ra – Island In The Sun (Extended Version – Previously Unreleased) 10.20
8. Sun Ra – Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus 6.18
9. Sun Ra – Solar Differentials 6.20

Cd 2

1. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Astro Black 10.51
2. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Have You Heard The Latest News From Neptune 5.51
3. Sun Ra – Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens (Live In Milan, 1978) 11.00
4. Sun Ra – Trying To Put The Blame On Me (Live In Rome, 1977 – Previously Unreleased) 3.37
5. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Planet Earth 4.55
6. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – The Nile 4.55
7. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (Part 1 – Previously Unreleased) 3.21
8. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (Part 2) 8.09
9. Sun Ra – Ancient Aiethiopia 9.15
10. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Interplanetary Music 2.40
11. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways 3.21

A1. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – Somewhere In Space 3.01
A2. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra – The Lady With The Golden Stockings 7.43
A3. Sun Ra And His Afro Infinity Arkestra – Somebody Else’S World 3.59
A4. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra – Plutonian Nights 4.20

B1. The Sun Ra Arkestra – Angels And Demons At Play 2.51
B2. Sun Ra – Island In The Sun (Extended Version – Previously Unreleased) 10.20
B3. Sun Ra – Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus 6.18

C1. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Astro Black 10.51
C2. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Have You Heard The Latest News From Neptune 5.51
C3. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways 3.21

D1. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (Part 1 – Previously Unreleased) 3.21
D2. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (Part 2) 8.09
D3. Sun Ra – Ancient Aiethiopia 9.15 Available from 19.09.2014

Roy Roberts – Thinking About You
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In 1974 Roy Roberts a well known and respected bluesman (and latterly familiar name on the Northern Soul scene) changed course, shifted gears and temporarily abandoned his soul and blues roots to embark on recording a Country album. The venture was de…

Octave One – Love By Machine
Friday, November 18th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Octave One – Love By Machine

Image: 1607483 A year after their impressive last album Burn It Down, Detroit techno legends Octave One are back with a nine track double EP that again shows they are masters of big hypnotic grooves.

Entitled Love by Machine, the album’s name is a nod to the fact that the Burden brothers are such revered masters of their hardware. Both in the studio, where they cook up atmospheric house and techno with soaring synths and vocals and also in the live arena, where they are celebrated as one of the most accomplished and forward thinking performers in the game today. That is all the more impressive when you bear in mind they have been active since the ‘80s, most often releasing on their own 430 West label, which is where they appear again here.

Say Lenny: “We’ve been exploring the theme of connection with this project. How technology gives us the illusion that we are closer to each other more than ever. At some point humanity crossed a line where the devices that we created to bring us together are the same devices that are blocking us from organic experiences.”
“Technology is only a tool, which we also had in mind during the recording process.” Adds Lawrence. “We decided to go back to how we used to make our records, when we didn’t have so many ‘sophisticated’ audio devices. Back to when we interacted in the studio together as musicians.”

Things open up with the loose metallic percussive line that is In Mono, which sets the machine made tone and is filled with promise. Locator then immediately gets to action with a gallivanting techno kick and various synth lines wrapping round each other as you get sucked into the groove. Just Don’t Speak (Midnight Sun Redub) is a more deep and house leaning track with big feel good piano keys and slithering synths that will get hands in the air. Proving they have real range, 7 B4 Dawn is a moody and reserved cut with subtle acid pricks, hip swinging claps and a spaced out dead of night feel.

The second half of the album offers peak time business in the form of the spectacular Bad Love II, the whirring and cosmic Sounds of Jericho and the big loops and fluid grooves of [Where] Time Collides. Pain Pressure is a wonky number with big bassline and a focus on percussive patterns as well as some vocals with real attitude and last cut 8 B4 Dawn ends things in a downbeat and sombre way with sad chords and emotive strings. It is pure Detroit, much like the whole album, and rounds out another fine release from these most revered veterans.

Track Listing:

A1. In Mono
A2. Locator
A3. Just Don’t Speak (Midnight Sun ReDub)
B1. 7 b4 Dawn
B2. Bad Love II
C1. Sounds of Jericho
C2. (Where) Time Collides
D1. Pain Pressure
D2. 8 b4 Dawn Available from 02.12.2016

Various – New Orleans Funk Vol.4
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – New Orleans Funk Vol.4

Image: 1607071 Soul Jazz Records’ latest crate-digging excursion into the Crescent City vaults delves deep into the roots and history of the voodoo world of New Orleans Funk and as ever features a stellar selection of killer rare funk and soul!

The album is jam-packed with serious break-heavy, heavyweight funk tunes from classic New Orleans artists including Eddie Bo, Betty Harris, Dave Bartholomew, Johnny Adams and Eldridge Holmes (with the ever-present Allen Toussaint and The Meters as always behind the scenes). There is also a host of rare cuts from a number of lesser-known second line New Orleans artists, whose fame rarely reached past the walls of the city, including Gus ‘The Groove’ Lewis, James K-Nine, Norma Jean, Bob French, Chuck Colbert, Zilla Mayes and Joe Haywood.

In the 1960s the syncopated beat of New Orleans Funk developed out of a gumbo mix of New Orleans local flavours – rhythm and blues, Mardi Gras Indians, the street percussion Second Line of the Jazz Funeral and Marching bands, Caribbean rhumba and mambo rhythms – all of which are in full effect. Even Zydeco, the rhythm and blues offspring of Louisiana Cajun music, had the funk as the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, shows us here.

New Orleans music and Voodoo both have their roots in the African-American free black and slave gatherings held at Congo Square from the 18th century onwards. Here Voodoo king Doctor John (the original one!) and Voodoo queen Marie Levaux held court over their followers, and here also could be heard the first sounds of New Orleans jazz music. Soul Jazz Records’ latest album describes how these two cultural forms are inextricably inter-related.

The album traces the path of funk from the very first glimpses of the style – Dave Bartholomew’s super-tight ‘The Monkey’ (recorded in 1957) and James Waynes’ junkie jailbird anthem ‘Junco Partner’ (1951, later covered by Dr John, Professor Longhair, James Booker, and The Clash) through to the 1970s heavyweight boogie funk of Chocolate Milk’s rare groove classic Action Speak Louder Than Words and The Baron’s ‘Making It Better’.

Also featured is a selection of hard-core classic funk productions from the legendary Eddie Bo (James K-Nine, David Robinson) and the genius of Allen Toussaint (Eldridge Holmes, Gus ‘The Groove’ Lewis, Lou Johnson). There also a number of super-rare independent New Orleans’ one-off 45 single funk productions from the likes of Chick Colbert and Bob French. And lastly, New Orleans Funk female vocalists are in full effect with tracks by Betty Harris (whose ‘Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul’ has just come out on Soul Jazz Records), Zilla Mayes and Norma Jean.

This album is released as a heavyweight double gatefold vinyl (+ download code), CD pack and digital album, and comes with extensive sleeve-notes and exclusive photography.

Tracklist:

A
1. Eldridge Holmes – Pop, Popcorn Children (2.51)
2. Gus ‘The Groove’ Lewis – Let The Groove Move You (2.53)
3. Dave Bartholomew – The Monkey (2.26)
4. Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words (3.30)
B
1. James K-Nine – Live It Up (2.49)
2. Lou Johnson – Frisco Here I Come (2.51)
3. Norma Jean – No Competition (2.26)
4. James Waynes – Junco Partner (Worthless Man) (2.26)
5. David Robinson – I’m A Carpenter (Part 1) (2.13)
C
1. The Barons Ltd – Making It Better (2.14)
2. Johnny Adams – You Make A New Man Out Of Me (2.53)
3. Clifton Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band – Party Down (4.33)
4. Eddie Bo – Can You Handle It (2.41)
D
1. Bob French’s Storyville Jazz Band – Y’er Comes The Funky Man (2.33)
2. Joe Haywood – Play Me A Cornbread Song (2.36)
3. Betty Harris – I’m Gonna Git Ya (2.16)
4. Chuck Colbert & Viewpoint – Stay (2.43)
5. Zilla Mayes – All I Want Is You (2.10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVoD4Hmq5g8 Available from 02.12.2016

Jah9
Monday, August 29th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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Deeply mystical, Jah9 has emerged from a chrysalis of poetry, dub and spirit to become a powerful femiNINE energy within a universal grassroots movement of consciousness. Inspired by the open spaces in the instrumental dub of 1970’s Jamaican roots music, Jah9 sings with a voice that belies the dimensions of her physical body, from a […]

World’s Experience Orchestra – The Beginning Of A New Birth/As Time Flows On
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on World’s Experience Orchestra – The Beginning Of A New Birth/As Time Flows On

Image: 1605383 The essence of Underground, Spiritual Jazz, figuratively and literally: their first album was recorded in a Boston, Mass. church’s basement.

Both World’s Experience Orchestras albums were recorded in and around Boston, Massachusetts in the mid to late 1970s and
committed to vinyl in miniscule press runs by a visionary, bassist/composer/arranger John Jamyll Jones. Jones is a magical type,
who communicates with his instrument, his ensembles, and jazz’s ancient lineage in a manner so profound that his late-‘70s album
are out of time with jazz’s trajectory, but timeless when presented today. By the late ’90s the music of World’s Experience Orchestra
was circulating throughout the collections of esoteric jazz fans, the likes of Gerald “Jazzman” Short and Gilles Peterson, who played
“The Prayer” for those, the Coltrane-enthralled searching for something new, something different. Something spiritual and honest.
Peterson first offered to reissue “The Prayer,” as part of an anthology he was putting together with Los Angeles reissue label Ubiquity
Records and that, to date, is the only official issue of any of Jones’ music. This set is the definitive catalog of Jones’ ensembles’
released work. “I knew it was going to happen, but I didn’t know when,” says Jones of the road to seeing his music re-issued. “It’s 35
years or more now, and I’ve been waiting for this, and I’m quite sure I’m not the only one.”

• Custom made, thick-cardboard, tip-on Now-Again Reserve Edition gatefold jacket. Hand numbered edition of 1000.
• 160 gram vinyl from Quality Record Production.
• OBI strip and re-sealable “Japanese-style” plastic sleeve.
• Download card for WAV files of the album.
• Contains booklet with the story of this band, told for the first time, and many unpublished photos.

RECORD ONE:
THE BEGINNING OF A NEW BIRTH
A1. The Beginning Of A New Birth
B1. The Prayer

RECORD TWO:
AS TIME FLOWS ON
C1. Rain
C2. Nine Degrees And Cold
C3. Intro
D1. Black Woman
D2. To Do Nothing
D3. The Mind Available from 19.08.2016

Almamegretta
Monday, July 4th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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One of the most accomplished and celebrated bands in the field of contemporary, unclassified pop music, Almamegretta are masters in combining a wide range of elements such as dub, funk, reggae, world music and electronica, all filtered through their own deep southern Italian roots. The band from Naples is now back with a new album, […]

Axion117 – One Thousand Horizon
Friday, May 6th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Axion117 – One Thousand Horizon

Image: 1603345 From Utsunomiya, Japan – a place previously famed for its delicious gyoza – comes the equally tasty beat concoctions of producer Axion117. Also known by Sato Shuya, this disciplined rhythmologist has dropped releases for Collective Resonance, Expansions Collective, and Mellow Orange and is now revealing One Thousand Horizon, a nineteen track long-player for the Cold Busted label. These sample-built constructions swing and shimmy with the best in instrumental hip hop, showcasing intricate cuts and melodic intervals that’ll bring the heads into a nodding state of smoked-out bliss. “Through The Looking Glass” is a particular highlight, with its filtered flute, creative drum programming, and jazzy breakdown interlude … this displays the skill of Axion117’s technique in a brilliant twoand-a-half minute capsule. One thousand Horizon’s eighteen other nuggets follow through on this promise, capturing moods that can be jazzy, masterfully funky, dreamy, and soulful, all buoyed by solid breakbeats and a contemplative, laid-back attitude. One Thousand Horizon is the perfect soundtrack for a hazy afternoon.

1. Circle of Cycle (1:44)
2. Ymnm Fonk (2:40)
3. Kettle River (2:20)
4. Other Earth (1:26)
5. Lost Number (2:16)
6. Through the Looking Glass (2:24)
7. Control (2:21)
8. Grain of Salt (2:55)
9. Morning Again (1:46)
10. Singularity (1:14)
11. Son of the Sun (3:08)
12. Sleepwalking (2:08)
13. SW Part 2 (1:09)
14. Reminiscence (2:48)
15. Partition (1:00)
16. Oh, Ah Ha (1:24)
17. TMTR Disco (2:16)
18. Final Letter (2:35)
19. Beyond the Time (3:31) Available from 17.06.2016

Almamegretta – EnnEnne (LP+7”)
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Almamegretta – EnnEnne (LP+7”)

Image: 1603853 One of the most accomplished and celebrated bands in the field of contemporary, unclassified Pop Music. Almamegretta are masters in combining a wide range of elements such as Dub, Funk, Reggae, World and Electronica, all filtered through their own deep southern Italian roots. The band from Naples is now back with a new album, mixed by the Dub Master Adrian Sherwood, who had already been involved in their mid-nineties masterpiece “Sanacore”. This new work consists of ten tracks, nine originals plus a well chosen cover of an old Neapolitan hit by Nino d’Angelo transformed into a Lovers Rock style song. Almamegretta’s original line up of Gennaro T Tesone, Paolo Polcari and Raiz is augmented by a great list of collaborators and the result is a strong and multi layered set made of Afro-Funk numbers, Reggae Ballads, and other Riddims, while the British Dub influence remains central within the group’s wide sound palette. The title “EnnEnne”, which means No Name, is inspired by the acronym used for those who are born from unknown parents. The right title for such a highly dense picture based on the combination of contemporary sounds and social topics.

File next to: Massive Attack, On-U Sound, Dub Syndicate, Tricky

Tracklist LP:
1) On The Run 2) Ciucculatina d’’a ferrovia 3) Scatulune 4) O Ssaje Comm’è 5) Curre Core 6) Votta a Passà (feat. Cristina Donadio) 7) Tiempo Niro (feat. Lucariello) 8) Musica Popolare (feat. Carlo D’Angiò) 9) Gimmeurlove 10) ‘A Gente

(7”):
Side A: Curre Core AMS Dub Version
Side B: Enne Dub _ production by Adrian Sherwood Available from 05.08.2016

Trus’me – Planet 4
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Trus’me – Planet 4

Image: 1603277 Keeping with the rough release rate of an album every couple of years, Prime Numbers label boss Trus’me is back with his fourth full length, Planet 4. Featuring nine cuts of intergalactic Techno and once again marking a considerable sonic evolution for this acclaimed UK artist.

Never one to do the same trick twice, David James Wolstencroft uses his latest album as a vehicle for his own interest in deep space, physics and dark matter. It is those subjects that have occupied his mind in recent years, and those subjects that inform this brilliantly otherworldly album. Where previous LPs have variously been funk and soul heavy, or openly analogue and physical, this one is a more subtle and supple Techno affair that is as cerebral as it is seductive.

Starting with a monologue that suggests that man has already landed on Mars, ‘1979’ is a cut that immediately places you somewhere in orbit. Spooky synths and sci-fi sounds are eerie and atmospheric and very much set a perfect tone.

From there, there is slow, elastic and unsettling mood music on ‘The Unexplained’, deep and insular Techno on ‘Dark Flow’ and trippy Dan Bell style minimalism on ‘Ring Round Heart’. The second half of the LP touches on chunky dub, manic and melodic grooves.

This is a coherent statement that holds together conceptually and musically. As well as providing plenty of dynamite for the more discerning dance floor, Planet 4 is also a delightfully detailed affair that will work just as well on headphones late at night.

TRACKLISTING:

1979
THE UNEXPLAINED
DARK FLOW
RING ROUND HEART
RED SUN
OUR FUTURE
HERE & NOW
SO HIGH
WATER ON MARS Available from 03.06.2016

Vibration Black Finger – Vibration Black Finger EP
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Vibration Black Finger – Vibration Black Finger EP

Vibration Black Finger – EP (Enid Records 2016) Lascelle Lascelles (aka Lascelle Gordon) is the man behind Vibration Black Finger. One of the house DJs at London’s hipper-than-hip Wag Club in the 1980s (and ocassional A Certain Ratio’s tour DJ), he we…

12 track album from Ernest Ranglin released by Dub Store Records
Friday, January 8th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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A pioneering force behind the rise of Caribbean music, guitar virtuoso Ernest Ranglin was born in Manchester, Jamaica, in 1932. He began playing ukulele as a boy, soon graduating to guitar; while in his teens he began performing live both locally and in the Bahamas, often in tandem with the young Monty Alexander. Ranglin’s session […]

Taigura / Marisa Rossi – Aquarela De Um Pais Na Lua / Deixa Eu Te Amar
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Taigura / Marisa Rossi – Aquarela De Um Pais Na Lua / Deixa Eu Te Amar

Image: 1601498 Brazil 45, number 38

A. Taiguara – Aquarela De Um País Na Lua

Extremely unique, psychedelic uptempo Brazilian jazz fusion. Flutes, piano and vocal harmonies drift in and out of the mix, creating a lush soundscape. Taiguara was a prolific and hugely successful singer and songwriter – primarily within pop/MPB – whose career spanned nine albums in the late 60’s and 70’s. He is also thought to be one of the most censored Brazilian artists and was exiled to London in the 1970’s by the Brazilian dictatorship. ‘Aquarela’ is taken from his most experimental album ‘Imyra, Tayra, Ipy’ originally released in 1976 on Odeon.

AA. Marisa Rossi – Deixa Eu Te Amar

Killer uptempo psychedelic funk/soul track, highly sought after, originally released on Copaconana 7″ in 1970. Marisa, and the backing track, sound very much like the wonderful ‘Doris’ whose album ‘Did You Give The World Some Love Today Baby?’ we have previously reissued. Rossi recorded an album arranged by the legendary Arthur Verocai.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/mrbongo/sets/brazil-45-38-taiguara-aquarela-marisa-rossi-deixa-eu-te-amar/s-eRijV Available from 22.01.2016

Jaime Read – On The Beaches EP
Friday, January 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jaime Read – On The Beaches EP

Image: 1600989 Acid house pioneer Jaime Read is one of the few UK artists who has had the dubious honour of being ripped off by Chicago house royalty. Never one to let this early setback hold him back, Jaime has gone on to an illustrious career, producing great music since the early nineties, and more recently in collaboration with legendary UK deejay Felix Dickinson under the name L.H.A.S. inc (Larry Heard Appreciation Society).

This 4 track solo EP sees him mastering a variety of styles. The opener is a dreamy emotional R&B number called ‘Is it Real What U Feel?’ which features a gorgeous vocal turn from Jaime himself. ‘Kaanlile’ floats a sumptuous melodica line over some mellow electro influenced acid. Deep cut ‘Rolling Dreams’ has slinky piano, soaring house strings, more vocals and strong ecstasy vibes. Finally, ‘A Night In Shirley’ closes out the ep in a beautiful boogie influenced, relentless but mellow groove.

Golf Channel every time!

A1. IS IT REAL WHAT U FEEL
A2. KAANLILE
B1. ROLLING DREAMS
B2. A NIGHT IN SHIRLEY Available from 12.02.2016

London Elektricity
Monday, November 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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For those that know him and those that don’t, Tony Colman (no ‘e’!) cuts a formidable figure. The co-founder and CEO of Hospital Records and sister label Med School, mastermind behind the multi award-winning Hospital podcast, producer and vinyl-only DJ, has been instrumental in the development of D+B as we know it today. Responsible for […]

“Are We There Yet?” is the sixth studio album from London Elektricity
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“Are We There Yet?” is the sixth studio album from London Elektricity on his own nineteen-year-old label Hospital Records. Over 14 tracks the album combines beautiful chord progressions recorded from his own Steinway piano – a family heirloom passed down through generations – with perfect vocal harmonies from Tony himself, Emer Dineen, Pete Simpson and […]

The Mystery Lights – Too Many Girls/Too Tough To Bear
Friday, July 31st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Mystery Lights – Too Many Girls/Too Tough To Bear

Daptone Records is proud to present the debut 45 from a group of young fellas who are dominating the NOW sound in Rock N’ Roll. That’s right folks, Daptone Records, the world leader in today’s soul music is now ready to take on the happenings of the m…

Jay Jay Johanson – Opium
Friday, May 1st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jay Jay Johanson – Opium

Image: 1596548 Swedish producer, songwriter and avant-garde extraordinaire Jay-Jay Johanson returns with his 10th studio album ‘Opium’

After the release of his wondrous 5 track EP, ‘Moonshine’, Swedish producer, songwriter and
avant-garde extraordinaire Jay-Jay Johanson returns with his 10th studio album ‘Opium’, out
June _ on Kwaidan Records. With masterful musicianship and soulful, melancholic vocals,
Johanson takes us down a dreamlike road, telling 10 stories through 10 songs, inviting us into
his dark and all-encompassing world.
‘Drowsy’ opens the album unconventionally, with a reverb-laden harmonica playing roadside
blues, Johanson describes it as “entering suburbia with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry
Finn…”. The intro lulls us into a false sense of knowing before changing tempo and weaving
an eerie beat with ‘Too Young To Say Good Night’. It’s colder here than the albums opening
would have us believe, it’s here where we enter Jay-Jay Johansons universe, like Alice
through the looking glass. He skilfully intertwines touches of jazz piano and a dirty drum beat
with a deep, repetitive bass line and echoes of the harmonica that originally invited us in.
Previous single ‘Moonshine’ is a tragic love letter told against a dark, cinematic backdrop,
with a pulsating and ghostly beat and heavy electronics. Johanson composed the track with
the soundtracks of both Ennio Morricone and John Barry in mind, and explains that “the song
tells a story of being in love with someone that might not be the best one for you, but
sometimes you just can’t resist the choice of your heart.”
We’re led by the hand into ‘Be Yourself’ next. This slow, sweet love song has a more
retrocentric feel to it, close vocal harmonies and a thoughtful brass section, played by
Johanson himself, joins from the distance before a rolling fuzz builds into the trip hop beats of
‘I Love Him So’. Here, German duo Funkstörung bring something new to the table, with
breakbeat electronics and experimental soundscapes reminiscent of Massive Attacks
‘Mezzanine’. There’s emotion to these crooning vocals, ‘I Love Him So’ was is song about
Johanson’s son, written it in the waiting room of a hospital where he was being treated.
‘NDE’, or ‘Near Death Experience’ lays down a harder beat made up of the claps and foot
stomps of Johanson and his son, recording together, while ‘I Don’t Know Much About Loving’
shines through with a heavy groove and soulfully wistful vocals atop beautifully dissonant
piano stabs.
Jay-Jay Johanson has had a close working relationship with Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins
since 1997, having appeared on a number of records together. On ‘Scarecrow’ Guthrie
returns to give us a taste of what the two have been working on lately, and a glint of what a
future album might sound like together. ‘I Can Count On You’ continues along this path with
mellow grooves with pop sensibilities.
As the album winds down, we’re taken down new roads, more otherworldly sounds are
introduced, as if this opium induced dream has reached its climax and now we enter the
darker corners of Johansons mind. ‘Alone Too Long’ spins its story against a dark, cinematic
backdrop and ‘Harakiri’, the only instrumental on the album, leaves us with room for thought
as ambient melodies drift atop a vintage drum machine.
‘Celebrate The Wonders’ closes this epic with the sound of water, rushing against rocks,
washing us ashore to bring us softly back to land. This rich, textured ballad does well to exit
us from the dreamscape, almost transcendental, journey that ‘Opium’ takes us on. It’s
grounding, smooth and familiar.
With further touring plans, and future releases already being planned, Jay-Jay Johanson is
set to cast his net wide over 2015, and ‘Opium’ is a perfect gateway drug into the rich and
diverse world he has created.

TRACKLISTING CD
1. Drowsy / Too Young To Say Night
2. Moonshine
3. Be Yourself
4. I Love Him So
5. NDE
6. I Don’t Know Much About Loving
7. Scarecrow
8. I Can Count On You
9. Alone Too Long
10. Harakiri
11. Celebrate The Wonders

TOURDATES
9-Apr BL Minsk Public Club
10-Apr UKR Kiev Sentrum club
14-May CH Basel Kaserne
15-May CH Zurich Theater Moods
6-June FR Metz Trinitaire
7-June PT Braga Theatro Circo
8-Jun FR Paris Cafe La Danse
Release Party
9-Jul SP Santiago De Compostela
Ciudad De La Cultura
10-Jul EP Pedro Muñoz La Harinera
Auditorium

For fans of:
Portishead / Massive Attack / John Grant

Label:
http://www.kwaidanrecords.net
https://www.facebook.com/kwaidanrecords?fref=ts
Artist: https://www.facebook.com/jayjayjohanson?fref=ts Available from 12.06.2015

Arthur Russell – Love Is Overtaking Me
Thursday, November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Arthur Russell – Love Is Overtaking Me

Compiled from over eight hours of material, Love Is Overtaking Me reaches back further to Russell’s first compositions from the early ’70s, the most rare and, at the same time, arguably the most accessible part, comprising 21 demos and home recordings…

Jason McGuiness – Masterpiece EP (Whitfield/Strong Tribute
Friday, August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jason McGuiness – Masterpiece EP (Whitfield/Strong Tribute

Image: 1590853 SIDE A A1 – Smiling Faces Sometimes A2 – Cloud Nine SIDE B B1 – Papa Was A Rolling Stone / The Masterpiece EP is a 3-track 45rpm release from the forthcoming fulllength tribute to Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, and the Psychedelic Soul era of Motown Records. Recreated with all new arrangements by some of LA’s finest Jazz, Soul and Funk musicians and mastered by former Motown Senior Engineer Bob Olhsson, the Masterpiece EP is a 3 song journey into the sound, vibe and influence of turbulent late 60’s-early 70’s.

KEY SELLING POINTS
1. Tracks played by some of LA’s top Jazz, Soul & Funk musicians, including members of Breakestra, Jungle Fire, Todd Simon (EthioCali, Madlib, Venice Dawn, Kelis, etc), Te’Amir Sweeney (Aloe Blacc), Dexter Story and Kamasi Washington (Chaka Khan, Harvey Mason, Flylo, Brainfeeder).
2. Mastering by Bob Olhsson, Motown’s Senior Engineer from 67-74
3. Includes insert with anecdotes about Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong and Olhsson’s work during Motown’s Psychedelic Soul era. Limited to 500 copies. Hand screenprinted by the Listen Recovery crew. Each hand numbered. Available from 11.07.2014

DC Breaks – Lock In / Shakedown
Friday, May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DC Breaks – Lock In / Shakedown

Image: 1589404 Unstoppable: that’s the only way to describe DC Breaks right now. 2013 was an insanely big year for DC Breaks outings on Ram Records as the likes of ‘Swag’ dominated the Beatport number one for nine weeks and other heavyweight cuts scored support from DJs in every corner and continent. 2014 looks set to continue the onslaught. And it starts right here with ‘Lock In / Shakedown’, a dynamite double header designed purely for total dancefloor obliteration. Get to know: ‘Lock In’ kicks off with serious intent: a sharp, clipped riff and trembling, emotive pads set the dramatic scene before we’re hurled into a thick bass fray. The low end roars and stretches as DC Breaks trademark drum science surges through the mix. And with additional breakbeats peppering the fills with chop-slapping cymbal splashes and chest-pressing double-kicks, an intense dynamic is maintained throughout. Handle with care… This one’s dangerous.

‘Shakedown’ upholds the Bristol/London duo’s menacing message as we’re instantly sucker-punched with nagging middy notes, subtle bass tears and a pensive build-up. Before we know it, we’re surrounded in a swarm of basses, each one soaring and sneering, buzzing and biting, vying for our full focus. As a cool tape-stop effect to introduce us to the breakdown, the rebuild and second drop live up to the track title in every way: this is guaranteed to shake your dancefloor so hard it’s pretty much criminal.

Two huge cuts from one truly unstoppable act. DC Breaks are genuinely smashing it right now. And they’re smashing it strictly on Ram Records. Available from 09.05.2014

Nostalgia 77 – A Journey Too Far (12” + 7”)
Thursday, March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nostalgia 77 – A Journey Too Far (12” + 7”)

‘A Journey Too Far’ is out on 21th February 2014. The fifth studio LP from Benedic Lamdin under his main Nostalgia 77moniker, this album finds the respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist further developing his creative partnership with…

Nostalgia 77
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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The fifth studio LP from Benedic Lamdin under his main Nostalgia 77 moniker, this album finds the respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist further developing his creative partnership with rising German singer Josa Peit, whose rich, quirky lead vocals grace nine of the 11 tracks; with country-soul supremo Jeb Loy Nichols (Island) singing the remaining […]

The Heptones – Good Life (Greensleeves)
Friday, February 14th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Greensleeves Reggae Classic: first time on CD for this 1979 Channel One album, featuring no less than six hit 45’s, Repatriation Is A Must, Black Man Memory, Can’t Hide From Jah, Every Day Every Night, How Can I Leave & Good Life, along with a well charged lick-over of Bob Marley’s Natural Mystic.

CD GREWCD6
Release: 14-02-14
Fifth studio LP from Benedic Lamdin under his main Nostalgia 77 moniker
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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The fifth studio LP from Benedic Lamdin under his main Nostalgia 77 moniker, this album finds the respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist further developing his creative partnership with rising German singer Josa Peit, whose rich, quirky lead vocals grace nine of the 11 tracks; with country-soul supremo Jeb Loy Nichols (Island) singing the remaining […]

DC Breaks – Gambino / Burning
Thursday, December 12th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DC Breaks – Gambino / Burning

It’s been an incredible year for DC Breaks. Igniting 2013 with the huge ‘Shaman’ the duo have unleashed smasher after smasher. From ‘Proton’ to ‘Let It Go’ to ‘Swag’, a track which enjoyed an impressive nine weeks at Beatport’s number one and a total …

Till von Sein
Monday, July 15th, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,
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Till von Sein is a typical urban kid; growing up in the nineties with skateboarding and hip hop, he was running his own street wear shop for seven years until 2006 when he decided to focus 100% on his music career. Besides working as the booking agent for a number of infamous German acts, Till […]

Nail – Donks EP
Friday, May 17th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nail – Donks EP

Image: 1581425 New Sheffield label Shabby Doll Records makes its debut with Nail’s ‘Donks’ EP We love music for what it does to our minds and bodies don’t we? It’s the music that matters, not the number of units shifted.

Except… occasionally a figure comes along that does raise an eyebrow. For instance, when London’s Fear of Flying released the ‘Ode Rammel’ EP by Nail back in February, they sold out their vinyl pressing in a week. Not downloads or tracks streamed, but actual treacle-black vinyl.

Nail is Nottingham-based Neil Tolliday, a producer who spent the last decade creating deep downtempo joy as one half of Bent – their debut album ‘Programmed to Love’ helped ease the world’s ills back in 2000. However, ‘Ode Rammel’ is a flashback to pre-Bent days, bringing together four of Nail’s much sought-after mid-nineties house tracks, originally released on the legendary DIY Discs imprint. It’s music firmly in the tradition of the celebrated Nottingham party scene in which Nail made his first moves.

Now, with love for Nail’s solo manoeuvres truly reignited, Sheffield’s Shabby Doll label is taking the next step with his first new solo material for years. Called ‘Donks’, Nail’s new four-track EP showcases his flawless dancefloor instincts:

A1. PersonalEdit – It’s early evening and the lights have yet to be dimmed. There are faces you know, people you love and smiles everywhere you look.
A2. Feet Boutique – pounding and percussive & darkens the room and deepens the mood.
B1. Hey Baby – There’s something deliciously seductive about this early hours charmer. One to play when things are getting wonderfully weird…
B2. Never4gEdit – brings back the sunshine with some sweet, melody-flecked disco.

With Nail’s vintage house output currently proving to have real staying power, lovers of real British house music eagerly await his new tracks. So if you’ve got a dark room and a feeling, let Nail, Shabby Doll and ‘Donks’ add a little magic to the night. Available from 14.06.2013

Lee Fields – Let’s Talk It Over (Deluxe Edition) (Truth & Soul)
Monday, February 4th, 2013 | Posted in Magazine, Record of the Week | Comments Off on Lee Fields – Let’s Talk It Over (Deluxe Edition) (Truth & Soul)

Early early work from Lee Fields – a set originally issued at the end of the 70s, but with a raw funky power that’s much more like music from a decade before. Plus bonus tracks.

CD TS012CD / 2LP TS012LP
Release: 01-02-13
Lee Fields
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Over the past four years, Lee Fields has released two critically acclaimed full lengths on the Truth & Soul label, which have secured him a younger and extremely dedicated audience. He has been touring the world, gaining new fans that now know Mr. Fields for the tough-as-nails, lushly orchestrated sweet soul music that is featured […]

The Portuguese disco aficionado Moullinex presents his debut album on Gomma
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Germany’s Gomma label looks to the release of the debut album from Portuguese disco aficionado Luis Clara Gomes AKA Moullinex featuring an array of vocal excellence from Moullinex himself as well as guests Peaches, Iwona Skwarek and Da Chick. The Munich based Gomma label has been driving influence on electronica and nu-disco since its inception […]

Till von Sein
Monday, October 1st, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,
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“Till von Sein is the master of arrogance, mostly because he rocks crispy white tee’s with catchy slogans on them for like maybe two or three uses tops and then throws them away. Plus whenever he’s buying sneakers, homeboy always cops two pair. I mean, if that ain’t keeping it really real in Berlin, than […]

Sanchez
Monday, August 15th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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It’s been over 15 years since that rich, impossibly sensitive voice first cast its spell on reggae fans with a reinterpretation of Simply Red’s “Lady In Red.” When Sanchez takes on a proven R&B hit, he doesn’t just rekindle the torch, he sets the airwaves on fire. Born Kevin Anthony Jackson, Sanchez grew up in […]

Staff Charts 2010
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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I figure it’s been a pretty epic year for music and our beloved industry. Seriously, I’ve got very little to complain about. To sum it up, 2010 was full of blown speakers, sweaty “Old Desperate Bitch” t-shirts and the surprising comeback of stage diving. Along the way we listened to huge piles of new albums, […]

Various – Party-Keller Vol. 3 (Compost)
Monday, July 19th, 2010 | Tags: ,
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The third installment in Compost’s successful “Party-Keller” compilation series. “Party-Keller Vol. 3” is an inspiring collection of original raw funk rarities compiled by Florian Keller.

CD COMP355-2 / 2LP COMP355-1
Release: 16-07-10
The “Party-Keller” compilation series on Compost continues …
Thursday, July 1st, 2010 | Tags: ,
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The “Party-Keller” compilation series is a project linked to my constant Munich based club nights. After some short journeys to the Japanese Soultage label (“Soul Jammin’ Vol.3”) and a mix for London based Breakin Bread (“Party-Keller” mix CD), we have finally reached “Party-Keller Vol. 3”. In the late 1970s direct-to-disc albums were quite popular, since […]

Joe Gibbs
Friday, May 7th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Joe Gibbs born Joel A. Gibson (1943 – 2008) was a Jamaican reggae producer. After some time spent in the United States as an electronic engineer, Gibbs went back to Kingston, Jamaica and opened a TV repair TV shop, where he soon started to sell records. The fast growth of the local music scene encouraged […]

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have come a long way since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago. Steeped within the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, this nine-piece Brooklyn collective has continued to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world-over with their authentic, heart-felt sound. The authenticity […]

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