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The surf documentary “Under The Sun” features an original soundtrack by Shawn Lee, Band Of Frequencies, Low Pressure Sound System and Afro Dizzi Act …
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“Under The Sun” is a documentary film made by filmmaker Cyrus Sutton and West Coast Record and clothing label Ubiquity Records. The film features an original soundtrack by Ubiquity Recording artist Shawn Lee and alongside Australian acts Band Of Frequencies (a collective of musicians hailing from Byron Bay), Low Pressure Sound System and Afro Dizzi […]

Blackjob – Trashdub EP
Sunday, March 31st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blackjob – Trashdub EP

Original Cultures presents Blackjob ‘Trashdub’ 12″, a vinyl release that compiles tracks from the original and remix EPs of the same name (available digitally). This release includes three original tracks and three remixes on vinyl complete with full …

Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 | Tags: ,
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Just what is a Secret Rhythm? Well, this probably can’t be answered without first having a quick look at that most un-secret of rhythms, the 4/4 bar. From Easy Listening to Heavy Metal, from church bells to Drum’n’Bass club tunes or from Country music to Raggamuffin, the steady pace and symmetry of the Four-to-the-Floor riddim structure seems to hold our fragile global existence together. Or does it? Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit wouldn’t like to think so.

To these long-time collaborators and life-long activists in the exploration of musical forms and possibilities, the 4/4 bar is what they tend to call a “fearer”, for the term sounds just like the German word for a 4/4 bar – and the English word for what should be left aside while searching for those Secret Rhythms. And finding them, too. It doesn’t take long to discover that the “fearer” isn’t everything. Many original cultures have employed various rhythm cycles at the very core of their music – and still do so. Friedman & Liebezeit, sharing a mutual interest in traveling as well as all things on- and off-beat, try to unearth those natural born grooves and, through their own music, bring it to a bigger audience. An audience often unaware that these uncommon grooves, these Secret Rhythms, even exist …

BURNT FRIEDMAN & JAKI LIEBEZEIT release “Secret Rhythms 2” on Nonplace …
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Junior Byron – Trying To Hold On
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Junior Byron – Trying To Hold On

Cultures of Soul is back! This time it’s with anew set of 12″s – the Carib Boogie Synthseries. Featuring the iciest synths, the slickestbasslines, and other ’80s-sounding vibes fromthe Caribbean islands, all of the tracks arefully licensed.First up in…

Various – Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes (2LP)
Friday, July 21st, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes (2LP)

Image: 1610775 In 1988, on the eve of a two decade civil war, Somalia’s authoritarian ruler Siad Barre launched punishing air strikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. The bombing leveled the entire city. Barre targeted Radio Hargeisa to prevent any kind of central communication system that could organize a resistance.

With the attack imminent, a few brave radio operators and dedicated vanguards of Somali culture knew the archives, containing over half a century of Somali music had to be preserved. Thousands upon thousands of cassette tapes and master reels were quickly removed from the soon-to-be targeted buildings. They were dispersed to neighboring countries like Djibouti and Ethiopia, and buried deep under the ground to withstand even the most powerful airstrikes.

“We buried them in the ground so the bomb’s won’t hit,” one former leading journalist with Radio Hargeisa told us.

These audio artifacts were excavated and recalled from their foreign shelters only very recently. Some of those recordings are now kept safe in the 10,000-strong cassette tape archive of the Red Sea Foundation, the largest collection of Somali cassettes in the world, in Somaliland’s capital, Hargeisa. The Ostinato Records team digitized a large portion of the archive, distilling 15 songs that reveal the panoramic diversity of styles and sophistication of Somali musicianship.

Over a millennia of trade in the Indian Ocean invited the cultures of the Arabian Peninsula, Persia, India, Southeast Asia, and even China to slowly work their melodies, scales, and sounds into Somalia’s rich musical repertoire. Each track is a keen illustration of a carefully refined, rarely revealed cultural crossroads of the world.

The archive offered a living window to the Mogadishu of the 1970s and 1980s, when the coastal capital glistened as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” when wine flowed freely. With its iconic ivory-colored architecture and crescent beaches overlooking the Indian Ocean, Mogadishu was home to the lavish Al Uruba and Jazira sea side hotels, where youthful bands like Iftiin, Sharero, and Dur Dur serenaded cosmopolitan crowds at some of the most elegant nightclubs in East Africa. These damaged cassettes evoked memories of the revered national theater, where Waaberi Band provided unforgettable soundtracks.

Mogadishu’s nightlife culture was rich and booming. Raucous rhythms, rugged horns, celestial synthesizers, and stalking baselines came alive alongside majestic voices like Mahmud “Jerry” Hussen and powerful and adored female singers like Faadumo Qaasim, Hibo Nuura, and Sahra Dawo. Somali music of this era is set apart by its empowerment of women. Female singers, often more prolific than their male counterparts, are inseparable from its evolution. Half the compilation is sung by women, their voices often compared in Somali poetry to the sweetness of broken dates. Poetry, intrinsic to the cultural fabric, forms the foundation of Somali songwriting.

Somali music’s golden age, curiously, occurred under a socialist military dictatorship, which effectively nationalized the music industry. A thriving scene was owned entirely by the state. Music was recorded for and by national radio stations and only disseminated through public broadcasts or live performances. Private labels were virtually non-existent. This music was never made available for mass release. Almost all recorded material came from original masters or homemade recordings of radio broadcasts. As a result, most of it has never been heard outside Somalia and the immediate region.

During the Cold War, Somalia drifted between Soviet and American support — and a decade of U.S. backing allowed soul and funk to capture the imagination of Somali youth, adding the final touch on this masterpiece era.

This project took our team to Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Djibouti, and across the Somali diaspora in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. For the last year, from Minnesota to Mogadishu to Malaysia, we have tracked down the musicians, songwriters, composers, former government officials, and quirky personalities that colored Somali music life. Their words and stories are revealed in a 15,000-word liner note booklet — the only document of its kind to cover this era of Somali music in depth.

Alongside the story of Somalia’s music before the civil war, the selection is also focused on the pan-Somali sound. Spread over much of the Horn of Africa, Somali language and culture transcend arbitrary borders. Somali singers from Djibouti were at home in Mogadishu.

This compilation seeks to revive the rightful image, history, and identity of the Somali people, detached from war, violence, piracy, and the specter of a persistent threat. These 15 tracks should serve as a necessary starting point.

Tracklisting
1. Nimco Jamaac – Buuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains)
2. Aamina Camaari – Rag waa Nacab iyo Nasteexo (Men are Cruel and Kind)
3. Ali Nuur – Unknown
4. Hibo Nuura – Haddii Hoobalkii Gabay (If the Artist Let’s You Down)
5. Gacaltooyo Band – Ninkaan Ogayn (He Who Does Not Know) [feat. Faduumina Hilowle]
6. Iftiin Band – Xuduud Ma Leh Xubigaan (This Love Has No Boundaries) [feat. Mahmud Abdalla “Jerry” Hussen & Maryan Naasir]
7. Xasan Diiriye – Qaraami (Love)
8. Dur Dur Band – Gorof (Elixir) [feat. Sahra Dawo]
9. Sharaf Band – Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life is Full of Tribulations) [feat. Xaawo Hiiraan]
10. 4 Mars – Na Daadihi (Guide Us)
11. Danan Hargeysa – Uur Hooyo (Mother’s Womb) [feat. Mohamed “Huro” Abdihashi]
12. Sharero Band – Qays iyo Layla (Romeo & Juliet) [feat. Faadumo Qaasim]
13. Waaberi – Oktoobar Waatee? Waa Taayadii (What’s October? It’s Ours)
14. Danan Hargeysa – Mama (feat. Mohamed “Huro” Abdihashi)
15. Dur Dur Band – Duruuf Maa Laygu Diidee (Rejected Due to My Circumstance) [feat. Muqtar Idi Ramadan]
16. Iftiin Band – Anaa Qaylodhaanta (feat. Mahmud Abdalla “Jerry” Hussen)

Available from 01.09.2017

Benjamin Ball – I Just Keep Dancing
Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Benjamin Ball – I Just Keep Dancing

Image: 1610109 The second single from the Cultures of
Soul compilation, Boogie Breakdown:
South African Disco 1980 to 1984,
Benjamin Ball’s “I Just Keep Dancing” is a
synth and drum machine-fueled track that
also reveals Ball as one of South Africa’s
earliest rappers.
Boston-bred DJs, Soul Clap provide an
excellent rework of the track adding some
big room club flavor to the track for DJs
around the world. Soul Clap are the globe
trotting DJ duo of Eli Goldstein and Charles
Levine who’ve done everything from
headlining clubs in Ibiza to creating DJ mix
albums for Fabric and DJ Kicks to making
records with George Clinton, Sly Stone,
and Robert Owens.
Licensed directly from the artist and
housed in a custom disco sleeve this edit
won’t be available anywhere else.

SIDE A:
I Just Keep Dancing
(Original Mix)
SIDE B:
I Just Keep Dancing
(Soul Clap Edit) Available from 09.06.2017

Apostles – Banko Woman
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Apostles – Banko Woman

Image: 1609906 For over forty years, the Apostles of Aba
have stood as the jewel in the crown of the
music scene in Eastern Nigeria. Since their
formation in 1973, the band has turned out
memorable performances in a variety of
styles including rock, soul, funk, pop and
reggae. Even today, the Apostles continue
to thrill audiences in their hometown of Aba
with dazzling shows.
Cultures of Soul is proud to present one of
the Apostles’ more obscure—yet
relentlessly funky recordings in a full-color
custom reverse board jacket. Banko
Woman, originally released on the
eponymous LP on Love Day Records in
1977. Straddling the world realms of
afro-funk and disco, the track has long
been a coveted dance floor filler amongst
DJs, and for the first time is available for a
wider audience. On the B-side is “Faith,
Luck & Music,” also from the original Banko
Woman album.

SIDE A:
Banko Woman
SIDE B:
Faith, Luck & Music Available from 16.06.2017

Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu Of Ethiopia
Friday, April 7th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu Of Ethiopia

Image: 1609470 Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music, Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972.

Tracklistings

Stereo Master (Included On CD / LP / 3LP)
Mulatu
Mascaram Setaba
Dewel
Kulunmanqueleshi
Kasalefkut-Hulu
Munaye
Chifara

Mono Master (Included On CD / 3LP)
Mulatu
Mascaram Setaba
Dewel
Kulunmanqueleshi
Kasalefkut-Hulu
Munaye
Chifara

Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music , Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972. Recorded in New York , the album arrived at a time when Astatke had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz. “I left the UK for America and studied at Berklee College in Boston. I learnt the technical aspects of jazz and gained a beautiful understanding of many different types of music. That’s where I got my tools. Berklee really shook me up.”
Journeying regularly to the Big Apple to play and watch live shows at the Cheetah , the Palladium and the Village Gate, Astatke met producer Gil Snapper on the circuit. “Gil was a nice and very interesting guy. He produced music and worked with all kinds of musicians.” The meeting would lead to a series of albums on Snapper’s Worthy label. The first , ‘Afro Latin Soul’ , documented Astatke’s new-found directions. “Mulatu has created a new sound , ” enthused Snapper on the album jacket. “He has taken the ancient five-tone scales of Asia and Africa and woven them into something unique and exciting, a mixture of three cultures , Ethiopian, Puerto Rican and American.”
A second volume of ‘Afro Latin Soul’ followed before Astatke began to hone his sound further , infusing funk and cultural influences into the mix. Returning to a downtown Manhattan studio with Snapper and working with some of the city’s top young jazz and latin session players, ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ began to take shape. “We rehearsed for 3-4 weeks” remembers Astatke. “it took them a while to get the right feeling in the music.” The resultant album represented the first fully formed document of Astatke’s trademark Ethio jazz
sound. It features ‘Kulunmanqueleshi’, ‘Dewel’ , and ‘Kasalefku-Hulu’ , tracks that Mulatu would return to regularly on singles and in live shows , the Ethio-Latin workout ‘Chifara’ and the self-titled groover ‘Mulatu’ (“I wanted to make a track for… myself!”).
This definitive reissue of the album comes in a limited edition 3LP 6-panel gatefold set featuring the stereo album master , a pre-mix mono master and a selection of outtakes from the sessions , giving the listener rare access to the DNA of the studio process. Also available are standard 1CD and 1LP formats. All formats feature a new interview with Mulatu Astatke and rare photos.

KEY POINTS:
– 1CD DIGIPAK with 24pp BOOKLET
– first ever official reissue of Mulatu Astatke classic from 1972
– Remastered by Carvery Cuts from original reel to reel tapes
– All formats include rare photos and a new interview with Mulatu Astatke.
– All formats include full original Worthy Records artwork

FOR FANS OF:
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Getatchew Mekurya, Ethiopiques, Gilles Peterson, Alice Coltrane, Jim Jarmusch, Tilahun Gessesse, Edmundo Ros, Heliocentrics, Milt Jackson, Kamasi Washington, Sun Ra, Alemayehu Eshete Available from 19.05.2017

The KutiMangoes – Made In Africa (LP+MP3)
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The KutiMangoes – Made In Africa (LP+MP3)

Image: 1607055 Three years ago, a group of renowned danish jazz musicians showed up on the Copenhagen club scene. Their goal was to put together a band which would fuse the west african music of Fela Kuti with the inimitable style of jazz bassist Charlie Mingus. The two creative directors Michael Blicher (sax) and Gustav Rasmussen (trombone / guitar) dubbed their project The KutiMangoes (TKM).

Their debut album “Afro-Fire” took off like a rocket and won the danish Grammy award in 2014 for “Best World Music Album” and also was nominated in categories for “Best Compositions” as well as “Best Alternative Jazz album”. Following this success the band appeared on worldwide festivals and laid down frenetic and inspired performances in Denmark and Germany.

For DJs across the globe, the favorite cut from the album was called “Fire”. Vocalist Patrick Kabre, born and raised in Burkina Faso, was the featured singer on “Fire”. He accompanied the band on several concert dates and even joined them headlining a festival in West Africa. This experience convinced Kabre and TKM to record their second album in his homeland. It was generally regarded among the musicians that something really special would be created when the recording was done where the music has its origin: Africa. Michael puts it this way: “Our musical mission has from the very beginning been to get deeper and deeper into combining our own musical heritage with influences from especially western Africa. So when we met the incredible Patrick Kabre from Burkina Faso, a musical collaboration started that made it possible for us to get closer to the rich musical traditions, the vibrant energy and the unique sounds of western Africa.”

TKM have composed new tunes based on ancient traditional songs (such as Tolma and M’ba) and included them alongside original afro beat and afro jazz within the tracklisting. TKM’s goal is to create music together – to share and meet diverse but brotherly cultures through music. And that’s exactly what you will experience when listening to this album.

Key selling points:

– comprehensive promotion campaigns via Heart, Beat & Soul (GAS) and Jus Like Music (UK)

– promotion tour scheduled for Nov 2016 and Feb/March 2017

– deluxe vinyl LP including full album download code, housed in original 1960s old school tip-on cover

– the CD and vinyl LP contains a 12-page booklet with lots of information and exciting photographs

Tracklisting
1 Ouagadougou
2 This Ship Will Sink
3 Bamako By Bus
4 BIC
5 Hunting
6 Adjoa
7 Tolma
8 Nin Gang (Hear My Call) Available from 25.11.2016

Brownout – La Raza / Arabeesh
Friday, September 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Brownout – La Raza / Arabeesh

Image: 1606473 Side A La Raza Side B Arabeesh

A tribute to Kid Frost and El Chicano (featuring El Dusty, Mellow Man
Ace, Niña Dioz, Mexstep, Kool AD, Amaze 88).
Austin-based Grammy-nominated psychedelic latin funk band
Brownout debuted their remake/tribute to Kid Frost’s 25 year old
Latin pride hip-hop classic “La Raza,” digitally via NPR last year.
Now, after many calls for a physical release, on Oct. 10th, 2016 or
Dia De La Raza, Brownout adds to the celebration of the heritage of
Latin America and cultural heritage by releasing this limited run 45.
Brownout are no strangers to hip hop, having backed GZA (Wu-Tang
Clan) regularly, being DJ/tastemaker favorites and veterans of the
international B-Boy battle scene, performing live at many battles
over the last ten years. After knocking out a live reworking of the
song, which contains a famous sample of El Chicano’s “Viva Tirado,”
the band called on their peers and heroes alike.
Mellow Man Ace, the legendary Cuban American rapper best known
for his 1989 hit “Mentirosa” was the first collaborator for the tune.
“Mellow was my very first concert as a kid in Laredo, TX” says song
producer Adrian Quesada, “so for him to jump on board quickly
sparked the fire.” Others include DJ Dus (aka El Dusty) and Mexstep
of the group Third Root representing the South Texas Chicano
experience, Niña Dioz, an explosive female MC from Monterrey,
Mexico, Afro-Cuban MC Kool AD (Das Racist) and his DJ, the
Chicago born Amaze 88.
The coming together of multiple races and cultures is more important
now than ever in today’s increasingly divided political climate and
Brownout’s version of “La Raza” pays homage to the past, keeping
one foot firmly planted while putting their sincere and creative stamp
on visioning a more united future.
The flipside is an instrumental original that, as the title teases, has
some Arab flare. The recipe for this cut seems to blend a dash of
Cairo Jazz Band with and a pinch of desert-psych funk groove, in
turn creating a full, slow-burning groove that is sure to mellow and
get heads nodding.

• A tribute to Kid Frost and El Chicano (featuring El Dusty, Mellow
Man Ace, Niña Dioz, Mexstep, Kool AD, Amaze 88)
• Austin-based Grammy-nominated psychedelic latin funk band
Brownout debuted their remake/tribute to Kid Frost’s 25 year
old Latin pride hip-hop classic “La Raza,” digitally via NPR last
year.
• Brownout are no strangers to hip hop, having backed GZA
(Wu-Tang Clan) regularly, being DJ/tastemaker favorites and
veterans of the international B-Boy battle scene, performing
live at many battles over the last ten years Available from 21.10.2016

Benjamin Ball – Flash A Flashlight
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Benjamin Ball – Flash A Flashlight

Image: 1605111 A-SIDE: Flash A Flashlight (Original Mix) B-SIDE: Flash A Flashlight (Gerd Janson Vocal Edit) Flash A Flashlight (Gerd Janson Dub Edit) / Benjamin Ball’s “Flash A Flashlight” is the first preview of the next Cultures of Soul compilation, Boogie Breakdown -South African Disco 1980 to 1984. WIth the help of DJ Okapi, Cultures of Soul has tracked down many of the great synth boogie artists of the 80s in South Africa including Benjamin Ball, Don Laka, Al Etto, Neville Nash, Harari, and many others. Benjamin Ball’s “Flash A Flashlight” came out just after Brenda & The Big Dudes’ massive hit “Weekend.” Ball’s unique reggae-tinged synth boogie was nearly as big and became the second bubble gum anthem of the era. Highly respected house DJ/producer and co-founder of the Running Back label, Gerd Janson gives us two nice edits of “Flash A Flashlight.” Gerd provides two funked up rerubs of the track, one with vocals and one without. Licensed directly from the artist and housed in a custom disco sleeve these edits won’t be available on the compilation. Available from 05.08.2016

Various – Nigeria Freedom Sounds!
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Nigeria Freedom Sounds!

Image: 1604638 Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Freedom Sounds! features a stunning selection of material spotlighting the vibrant musical scene in Nigeria at the start of the 1960s. With a wealth of musical and cultural history and newly independent from Britain, Nigerian music during this era was complex, diverse and forward-thinking, with musicians as excited in exploring their country’s own musical lineage with styles such as Juju and Apala as they were in adapting and absorbing outside influences such as Ghanaian Highlife, Caribbean Calypsos and Mambo and more.

This album features many of the defining artists of this time who helped shape the Nigerian musical scene. Artists include I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots, HarunaIshola and his Group, E.C. Arinze, Sammy Akpabot and His All Stars, Godwin Omobuwa and his Soundmakers, Ganiyu Kale and His Guinea Mambo Orchestra and many more.

Few nations on earth are as diverse as Nigeria, and the wide assortment of Nigerian music styles collected on this album reflect the country’s rich variety of cultures.

Western-influenced dance music, played on European instruments such as guitar, brass, and woodwind sits alongside traditional musical styles, made with indigenous instruments such as the talking drum, marimba, or obo. And there is also religious musical styles first brought to Nigeria by European Christians and Islamic traders from North Africa. And of course, there are points where these musical styles overlap, merging into one another to create unique new sounds.

This album is released in two formats, as CD and as heavyweight gatefold double vinyl edition. The CD includes a large outsize 48-page book containing extensive sleevenotes, original photography, artist biographies, as well as selection of Nigerian adverts celebrating its independence and original artwork from some of the rare original Nigerian 45s on which this music was first (andonly ever) released. The heavyweight gatefold 2xLP comes with full sleevenotes and download code. Available from 15.07.2016

Jagger Botchway Group – Odze Odze
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jagger Botchway Group – Odze Odze

Image: 1602503 Jagger Botchway ist bekannt durch seine Arbeit mit Hedzoleh Soundz und Hugh Masekela. Jagger war auch die treibende Kraft hinter dem Afro-Funk Meisterwerk “Moving World” von der Kelenkye Band aus Ghana. Jagger ging nach der Veröffentlichung mit einer Reihe von Musikern aus verschiedenen Abschnitten seiner Karriere wieder ins Studio und nahm dieses einzigartige Album mit Soca- und Highlife-Songs auf. Entstanden ist ein gelungener Mix aus Percussion, Highlife-Gitarren, futuristischen Keyboard-Sounds und afrikanischen Gesängen. Mit Hilfe der originalen Multitracks ließen Cultures Of Souls Deano Sounds und Jagger zusätzlich die besten Produzenten und Remixer der heutigen Zeit neue Mixe entwerfen. Mit dabei sind Künstler wie Africaine 808 aus Berlin, Ruf Dug aus Manchester, Alma Negra aus der Schweiz und Names You Can Trust aus New York. Available from 25.03.2016

Various – Peru Boom
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Peru Boom

Image: 1597238 Tiger’s Milk present new Bass heavy Peruvian compilation. Peru Boom – Bass, Bleeps and Bumps from Peru’s Electronic Underground

build Lima’s reputation as ‘jewel in the crown’ of South America’s rave & party scenes. Tropical bass artists like Dengue Dengue Dengue, DJ Chakruna, Animal Chuki and Deltatron have long been guided by the roots of chicha and Peruvian cumbia. This sees them reshape and digitally render the original sounds fashioning new cuts inspired by dubstep, techno, trap, grime, house and electronica all aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
Detroit has techno, Chicago has house, and Peru’s DJs and producers consider Lima as the home of Tropical Bass. A global and amorphous style of music that has producers, DJs and flagbearers from various corners of the world from South Africa and Angola’s Kudoro scenes to the Baile Funk parties of Brazil, international DJs like Diplo, Switch and labels like Mad Decent have long been absorbing and redefining the sound.
Electronic music made in Peru is often influenced by the national music style ‘Cumbia’, a slow and syncopated style of music full of complex rhythms. Lima is the central meeting point for all of Peru’s Andean, African and European cultures and this is reflected by the varied music blaring out from speakers around the city. With an admirable respect for labels like Infopesa, the most influential label in ‘60s & ‘70s Peru for chicha and Peruvian Cumbia, the artists of today bring traditional and once popular sounds bang up to date, creating a new history influenced by urban Lima.
Peru Boom is the third compilation released on Tiger’s Milk (in conjunction with Strut). Following hot on the heels of the 1960’s jazz and ‘70s funk of Peru Bravo and Peru Maravilloso, this marks a new departure for the label, bringing things bang up to date with the latest electronic sounds. Martin Morales, co-founder of Tiger’s Milk Records first took inspiration for the project at a life changing rave in Lima 3 years ago thrown by Dengue Dengue Dengue.
The album cover is a commissioned work by top Peruvian artist Ruta Mare. The design combines ‘80s electronica with bold colours relative to the tropical bass scene and will look even better on physical CD and LPs

1. Animal Chuki ‘Luto’
2. Deltatron ‘Ego Trip’
3. Dengue Dengue Dengue ‘Como Bailar Cumbia’
4. Piraña Sound System ‘Naranja Limones’
5. Chakruna ‘Cumbia Achorada’
6. Rolovo ‘Outropical’ (Version B)
7. Tribilin Sound ‘El Carmen’
8. Qechuaboi ‘Iseecumbiapeopleagain’
9. Pe Garcia ‘Subete a la Noche’
10. Tribilin Sound ‘Underground Cumbia’
11. Deltatron ‘El Que Abandona No Tiene Premio’
12. Chakruna ‘Sonido Chichero’ (ft. Chapilitta)
13. Elegante y Imperial ‘Tardes’
14. Tribilin Sound ‘Negroide’
15. Los Chapillacs ‘Marcha del Chullachaqui’ (Deltatron Remix)
16. Tribilin Sound ‘Eduardo y Hank’

FOR FANS OF:
For fans of: Diplo, Switch, Spoek Mothambo, Dengue Dengue Dengue, dubstep, techno, electro, cumbia, chicha, dubstep, Mad Decent.

USPs:
• Latest in acclaimed series of Peruvian music compilations from Tiger’s Milk following ‘Peru Maravilloso’ and ‘Peru Bravo’
• First ever international compilation of Peruvian Tropical Bass and Electronic Music
• Features globally known artists Dengue Dengue Dengue & Animal Chuki
• Album has major crossover potential on international dancefloors.

Tiger’s Milk is run by Martin Morales & Duncan Ballantyne. Martin is a producer, author, top chef and restaurateur. He oversees the award winning Ceviche and Andina Peruvian Restaurants in London. His CV includes being a founder member of Apple’s I-Tunes Europe, running Disney’s music and launching Miley Cyrus among others. Duncan previously label managed Soundway and Far Out Records and manages acts Kanaku y el Tigre and Da Lata.

www.tigersmilkrecords.com
www.strut-records.com
www.cevicheuk.com Available from 26.06.2015

Various – Peru Boom
Friday, May 15th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Peru Boom

Image: 1597237 Tiger’s Milk present new Bass heavy Peruvian compilation. Peru Boom – Bass, Bleeps and Bumps from Peru’s Electronic Underground

build Lima’s reputation as ‘jewel in the crown’ of South America’s rave & party scenes. Tropical bass artists like Dengue Dengue Dengue, DJ Chakruna, Animal Chuki and Deltatron have long been guided by the roots of chicha and Peruvian cumbia. This sees them reshape and digitally render the original sounds fashioning new cuts inspired by dubstep, techno, trap, grime, house and electronica all aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
Detroit has techno, Chicago has house, and Peru’s DJs and producers consider Lima as the home of Tropical Bass. A global and amorphous style of music that has producers, DJs and flagbearers from various corners of the world from South Africa and Angola’s Kudoro scenes to the Baile Funk parties of Brazil, international DJs like Diplo, Switch and labels like Mad Decent have long been absorbing and redefining the sound.
Electronic music made in Peru is often influenced by the national music style ‘Cumbia’, a slow and syncopated style of music full of complex rhythms. Lima is the central meeting point for all of Peru’s Andean, African and European cultures and this is reflected by the varied music blaring out from speakers around the city. With an admirable respect for labels like Infopesa, the most influential label in ‘60s & ‘70s Peru for chicha and Peruvian Cumbia, the artists of today bring traditional and once popular sounds bang up to date, creating a new history influenced by urban Lima.
Peru Boom is the third compilation released on Tiger’s Milk (in conjunction with Strut). Following hot on the heels of the 1960’s jazz and ‘70s funk of Peru Bravo and Peru Maravilloso, this marks a new departure for the label, bringing things bang up to date with the latest electronic sounds. Martin Morales, co-founder of Tiger’s Milk Records first took inspiration for the project at a life changing rave in Lima 3 years ago thrown by Dengue Dengue Dengue.
The album cover is a commissioned work by top Peruvian artist Ruta Mare. The design combines ‘80s electronica with bold colours relative to the tropical bass scene and will look even better on physical CD and LPs

1. Animal Chuki ‘Luto’
2. Deltatron ‘Ego Trip’
3. Dengue Dengue Dengue ‘Como Bailar Cumbia’
4. Piraña Sound System ‘Naranja Limones’
5. Chakruna ‘Cumbia Achorada’
6. Rolovo ‘Outropical’ (Version B)
7. Tribilin Sound ‘El Carmen’
8. Qechuaboi ‘Iseecumbiapeopleagain’
9. Pe Garcia ‘Subete a la Noche’
10. Tribilin Sound ‘Underground Cumbia’
11. Deltatron ‘El Que Abandona No Tiene Premio’
12. Chakruna ‘Sonido Chichero’ (ft. Chapilitta)
13. Elegante y Imperial ‘Tardes’
14. Tribilin Sound ‘Negroide’
15. Los Chapillacs ‘Marcha del Chullachaqui’ (Deltatron Remix)
16. Tribilin Sound ‘Eduardo y Hank’

FOR FANS OF:
For fans of: Diplo, Switch, Spoek Mothambo, Dengue Dengue Dengue, dubstep, techno, electro, cumbia, chicha, dubstep, Mad Decent.

USPs:
• Latest in acclaimed series of Peruvian music compilations from Tiger’s Milk following ‘Peru Maravilloso’ and ‘Peru Bravo’
• First ever international compilation of Peruvian Tropical Bass and Electronic Music
• Features globally known artists Dengue Dengue Dengue & Animal Chuki
• Album has major crossover potential on international dancefloors.

Tiger’s Milk is run by Martin Morales & Duncan Ballantyne. Martin is a producer, author, top chef and restaurateur. He oversees the award winning Ceviche and Andina Peruvian Restaurants in London. His CV includes being a founder member of Apple’s I-Tunes Europe, running Disney’s music and launching Miley Cyrus among others. Duncan previously label managed Soundway and Far Out Records and manages acts Kanaku y el Tigre and Da Lata.

www.tigersmilkrecords.com
www.strut-records.com
www.cevicheuk.com Available from 26.06.2015

Various – Peru Boom
Friday, May 15th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Peru Boom

Image: 1597237 Tiger’s Milk present new Bass heavy Peruvian compilation. Peru Boom – Bass, Bleeps and Bumps from Peru’s Electronic Underground build Lima’s reputation as ‘jewel in the crown’ of South America’s rave & party scenes. Tropical bass artists like Dengue Dengue Dengue, DJ Chakruna, Animal Chuki and Deltatron have long been guided by the roots of chicha and Peruvian cumbia. This sees them reshape and digitally render the original sounds fashioning new cuts inspired by dubstep, techno, trap, grime, house and electronica all aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
Detroit has techno, Chicago has house, and Peru’s DJs and producers consider Lima as the home of Tropical Bass. A global and amorphous style of music that has producers, DJs and flagbearers from various corners of the world from South Africa and Angola’s Kudoro scenes to the Baile Funk parties of Brazil, international DJs like Diplo, Switch and labels like Mad Decent have long been absorbing and redefining the sound.
Electronic music made in Peru is often influenced by the national music style ‘Cumbia’, a slow and syncopated style of music full of complex rhythms. Lima is the central meeting point for all of Peru’s Andean, African and European cultures and this is reflected by the varied music blaring out from speakers around the city. With an admirable respect for labels like Infopesa, the most influential label in ‘60s & ‘70s Peru for chicha and Peruvian Cumbia, the artists of today bring traditional and once popular sounds bang up to date, creating a new history influenced by urban Lima.
Peru Boom is the third compilation released on Tiger’s Milk (in conjunction with Strut). Following hot on the heels of the 1960’s jazz and ‘70s funk of Peru Bravo and Peru Maravilloso, this marks a new departure for the label, bringing things bang up to date with the latest electronic sounds. Martin Morales, co-founder of Tiger’s Milk Records first took inspiration for the project at a life changing rave in Lima 3 years ago thrown by Dengue Dengue Dengue.
The album cover is a commissioned work by top Peruvian artist Ruta Mare. The design combines ‘80s electronica with bold colours relative to the tropical bass scene and will look even better on physical CD and LPs

1. Animal Chuki ‘Luto’
2. Deltatron ‘Ego Trip’
3. Dengue Dengue Dengue ‘Como Bailar Cumbia’
4. Piraña Sound System ‘Naranja Limones’
5. Chakruna ‘Cumbia Achorada’
6. Rolovo ‘Outropical’ (Version B)
7. Tribilin Sound ‘El Carmen’
8. Qechuaboi ‘Iseecumbiapeopleagain’
9. Pe Garcia ‘Subete a la Noche’
10. Tribilin Sound ‘Underground Cumbia’
11. Deltatron ‘El Que Abandona No Tiene Premio’
12. Chakruna ‘Sonido Chichero’ (ft. Chapilitta)
13. Elegante y Imperial ‘Tardes’
14. Tribilin Sound ‘Negroide’
15. Los Chapillacs ‘Marcha del Chullachaqui’ (Deltatron Remix)
16. Tribilin Sound ‘Eduardo y Hank’

FOR FANS OF:
For fans of: Diplo, Switch, Spoek Mothambo, Dengue Dengue Dengue, dubstep, techno, electro, cumbia, chicha, dubstep, Mad Decent.

USPs:
• Latest in acclaimed series of Peruvian music compilations from Tiger’s Milk following ‘Peru Maravilloso’ and ‘Peru Bravo’
• First ever international compilation of Peruvian Tropical Bass and Electronic Music
• Features globally known artists Dengue Dengue Dengue & Animal Chuki
• Album has major crossover potential on international dancefloors.

Tiger’s Milk is run by Martin Morales & Duncan Ballantyne. Martin is a producer, author, top chef and restaurateur. He oversees the award winning Ceviche and Andina Peruvian Restaurants in London. His CV includes being a founder member of Apple’s I-Tunes Europe, running Disney’s music and launching Miley Cyrus among others. Duncan previously label managed Soundway and Far Out Records and manages acts Kanaku y el Tigre and Da Lata.

www.tigersmilkrecords.com
www.strut-records.com
www.cevicheuk.com Available from 21.08.2015

Gerardo Frisina returns on Schema with a brand new album
Monday, November 3rd, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Gerardo Frisina has established himself throughout the years as one of the finest interpreters of the Latin-influenced Jazz club sound. Four years after the release of “Join the Dance”, he returns on Schema with a brand new album, “Movement”. Gerardo’s contribution to the history of Italian Jazz is remarkable: along with his activity as a […]

Gerardo Frisina – Movement (2LP)
Friday, September 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Gerardo Frisina – Movement (2LP)

Image: 1592819 Gerardo Frisina has established himself throughout the years as one of the finest interpreters of the Latin-influenced Jazz club sound. Four years after the release of “Join the Dance”, he returns on Schema with a brand new album, “Movement”.

Gerardo’s contribution to the history of Italian Jazz is remarkable: along with his activity as a producer, his work has been pivotal in uncovering rare Italian and European Jazz for international audiences, thus reviving this rich heritage. The studio is where he feels at home: his recent activity has been considerable, with a multitude of projects and single releases, and finally, a new album. Like a gifted movie director, he conducts with delicacy and mastery a fine ensemble of musicians, bringing into these recordings the outcome of lifelong research into sound. His fifth full-length album summarizes his experiences, his endless listening sessions and experiments with different music cultures.

Here are 12 pieces describing another amazing journey through Gerardo’s rich and exotic influences: these are the adventures of a European Jazz man immersed in Afro-Cuban inspirations. Gerardo’s love for Cuban music is wellknown. Jazz had been influenced by Cuban music since its early days and Gerardo’s blend of this tradition has become a trademark. His fans will not be disappointed by “Movement” and the uninitiated will discover the manifold nuances of his sound.

“Movement” though, contains a new musical perspective – a more Afro-Funk approach that we can feel on tracks like “The Talisman” or “Mystic Latin”, with hot drum breaks that will set fire to the dance floor. This could be how would Manu Dibango or Fela Kuti sound in 2014!

“What is Jazz?” is how fine Jazz house music should be: a classy dance piece with a charming vibraphone, beautiful flute improvisations over strong acoustic percussion.

“Eastern Vibration – Shout it Out” is a unique homage and tribute to the spiritual Jazz of the late 60s and early 70s. The only track featuring vocals, is a medley of a theme by the saxophonist Charles Williams and an original composition.

Gerardo’s music has the indisputable power of creating cinematic atmospheres – a not-so unconscious inspiration, since his love for rare and exotic soundtrack is well-known. Take for instance “Reporter”, which resounds indeed with notes of an old TV opening theme on investigative reports, bringing to mind frenetic action.

And action is what “Movement” commands to the mind: a sound that finds its natural environment in small and warm clubs – intimate places where dancers release their energy and celebrate life.

“Movement” is a soundtrack of warm and summary vibes that will stay with us for a long time.

TRACKLIST 2LP
A1 Arrival
A2 I Need Rhythm
A3 Movement
B1 The Talisman
B2 Selvatico
B3 The Sound Image
C1 Eastern Vibrations/Shout it Out
C2 Reporter
C3 Communications
D1 Moving Shadows
D2 Mystic Latin
D3 What’s Jazz? Available from 14.11.2014

Abel Lima E Les Sofas – Corre Riba Corre Baxo
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Abel Lima E Les Sofas – Corre Riba Corre Baxo

Image: 1590803 Originally from the island of Boa Vista, Abel Lima was part of a large wave of Cape Verdean migration to Europe in the late 60s – fleeing the political turmoil that accompanied the end of Portuguese colonial rule. Settling in Paris, he recorded several albums with ‘Les Sofas’ a multinational group featuring musicians from France, Senegal, Cameroon, Angola and Guadeloupe.

Arranged by Camerounian star Eko Roosevelt Louis, Corre Riba Corre Baxo (what goes up must come down) is taken from the 1977 album ‘Cantam nos Bida‘ and combines a rock-solid bassline with a hypnotic guitar riff.

Nos Maos – arranged by Guadeloupean pianist Roland Louis – has more of a Caribbean feel, bringing elements of Cadence in to the mix. The politically-charged lyrics – half in French and half in Portuguese – deal with European complicity in economic and social problems in the developing world

Combining the Morna and Coladera styles of Cape Verde with Jazz, Cadence, disco and West African styles, Abel Lima’s output reflected the rich mixture of musical styles and cultures that was (and still is) present in Paris. Both tracks are dancefloor classics. Available from 04.07.2014

Various – Studio Rio Pres.: The Brazil Connection
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Studio Rio Pres.: The Brazil Connection

Image: 1590079 A lively and seamless blend of samba and bossa nova arrangements with some of the most iconic American vocal performances from Billie Holiday, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, The Isley Brothers, Bill Withers and others.

For The Brazil Connection, original multi-track masters and an all-new, state-of-the-art separation technology were used to extract the classic vocal performances. Once in hand, the newly isolated vocals were melded with brand-new, authentically arranged backing tracks from an all-star cast of Brazilian musical pioneers from the bossa nova and samba genres, including Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Roberto Menescal and Brazilian musical legend, Marcos Valle.

The result is a series of 12 new, refreshingly different master recordings of classic standards with superb, new Brazilian arrangements.

The Brazil Connection is the brainchild of music producers Frank and Christian Berman, who had previously explored such distinct cultures for Rhythms Del Mundo, an album gathering acclaimed artists like Sting and Coldplay with the legendary Buena Vista Social Club. The album was mixed by Jerry Boys , 6 time Grammy Award winning mix engineer.

Tracklisting:

1. Lovely Day – Bill Withers with Studio Rio
2. Walk on By – Aretha Franklin with Studio Rio
3. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye with Studio Rio
4. You’ve Changed – Billie Holiday with Studio Rio
5. Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone with Studio Rio
6. It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers with Studio Rio
7. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Mel Torm? witb Studio Rio
8. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free – Nina Simone with Studio Rio
9. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash with Studio Rio
10. Take Five – Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae with Studio Rio
11. Music to Watch Girls By – Andy Williams with Studio Rio
12. Summertime – Sarah Vaughan with Studio Rio
Available from 06.06.2014

Joanne Wilson – Got To Have You
Friday, May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Joanne Wilson – Got To Have You

A-SIDE: Got To Have You (Whiskey Barons Re-Work) B-SIDE: Got To Have You (Original Vocal Mix) Got To Have You (Instrumental Mix) / Being released in conjunction with the forthcoming Tropical Disco Hustle compilation is this under the radio cosmic dis…

Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism – Isis Voyage
Monday, May 12th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism – Isis Voyage

The original spacey jazz funk sound of the Brighter Days album by Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism Band has been championed by everyone from Gilles Peterson to Andrew Mason of Wax Poetics to hip hop producer and rapper Madlib. Isis Voyage is a collecti…

David Boomah – One World Many Remixes
Monday, May 5th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on David Boomah – One World Many Remixes

Image: 1588032 David Boomah’s debut album ‘One World Many Cultures’ broke the mould, journeying through a mix of Reggae/Dancehall, R&B, Dubstep and of course Jungle / Drum and Bass. It now get’s a reworking that’s from some of the most exciting Bass music producers around today. Two of the finest cuts from this brand new remix project are now presented on this vinyl package.

First cut Calibre returns to V Recordings and turns in a hypnotising, soul-filled mix of ‘Where Do We Go From Here? (One Love)’. With a sprinkling of Calibre magic, the original dubstep track is completely transformed into a sublime D&B.

Rowpieces makes his V Recordings debut with his mix of ‘Spread A Little Love’. With this floating, slice of liquid funk Rowpieces shows why his productions have already graced lables like LTJ Bukem’s goodlooking Records and Nookie’s Phuzion imprint amongst others.

SUPPORT: Friction, Fabio, Bryan Gee, Jumpin Jack Frost, Bailey, Crissy Criss and many more.

TRACKLISTING:

A. Where Do We Go From Here? (One Love) [Calibre Remix]
B. David Boomah – Spread A Little Love [Rowpieces Remix]
Available from 14.04.2014

Various – Ten Years Of Phonica – Sampler Three
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Ten Years Of Phonica – Sampler Three

Image: 1587856 Phonica unveil the third in a series of three 12″ samplers featuring a selection of tracks from their new compilation ‘Ten Years Of Phonica’.

As a long-time supporter of Phonica, Mr. G was a natural choice for the compilation and his contribution is yet another stone-cold Colin classic, named after his preferred day for record shopping no less! Ol of Faces Records is up next with the exceptional house/garage hybrid ‘AMC Edit’.

On the other side, Lady Blacktronika starts things off with the deep and wonderful ‘Gods And Planets’, one of her strongest productions to date. Finally, DJ Kaos teams up with Loudtone for their ‘Buffalo Dub’, an old-school inspired house gem aimed at the dancefloors of today.

Phonica Records was established in September 2003 and set up shop in Soho, London, adding to the high concentration of independent records stores that inhabited the area. Founders, Simon Rigg, Heidi Vanden Amstel and Tom Relleen joined The Vinyl Factory with the aim of creating an exciting outlet for innovative dance music, traversing all sub-genres and cultures. Over the past decade the emporium has developed into a well-respected destination for DJs and enthusiasts, and has subsequently become a bustling hive of conversation and inspiration as part of a wider community of music lovers.

While trends and movements in music have grown and faded over these years, Phonica has always remained in a state of evolution. It is this openness to change alongside a commitment to it’s original ethos and an enduring ardour for quality, cutting-edge sounds that has fuelled the shop’s staying power.

To celebrate reaching this milestone, Phonica Records have invited some of their favourite artists to produce a track for an eclectic yet cohesive compilation, which will hopefully go some way towards sonically unfolding the ‘Ten Years of Phonica.’

TRACK LISTING:

A1. Mr. G – My Thursdayz
A2. Ol – AMC Edit
B1. Lady Blacktronika – Gods And Planets
B2. DJ Kaos & Loudtone – Buffalo Dub Available from 04.04.2014

Various – Ten Years Of Phonica – Sampler Two
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Ten Years Of Phonica – Sampler Two

Image: 1587855 Phonica unveil the second in a series of three 12″ samplers featuring a selection of tracks from their new compilation ‘Ten Years Of Phonica’.

Phonica favourite Lo Shea kicks off Sampler number 2 with the ominous ‘Home’, a bassline-heavy house cut that continues on from his streak of high quality and inventive 12″ releases on Seaghdha. Medlar and Red Rack’em join forces for the submerged ‘Morning Light’. It’s deep house in its truest form and here’s hoping they continue to collaborate, because on the basis of this, they’re onto something very special.

Moiré is another producer Phonica have been hugely impressed with, his highly original 12″s for Werk Discs and Rush Hour blew us away and his contribution ‘Solar Signs’ doesn’t disappoint. Cult producer STL rounds out the 12″ with ‘Freaky Fingers’. His distinctively twisted take on house and techno is in full effect on this one, whistles and all. As STL releases on labels other than Something or Smallville are a rarity, it’s yet another coup for Phonica.

Phonica Records was established in September 2003 and set up shop in Soho, London, adding to the high concentration of independent records stores that inhabited the area. Founders, Simon Rigg, Heidi Vanden Amstel and Tom Relleen joined The Vinyl Factory with the aim of creating an exciting outlet for innovative dance music, traversing all sub-genres and cultures. Over the past decade the emporium has developed into a well-respected destination for DJs and enthusiasts, and has subsequently become a bustling hive of conversation and inspiration as part of a wider community of music lovers.

While trends and movements in music have grown and faded over these years, Phonica has always remained in a state of evolution. It is this openness to change alongside a commitment to it’s original ethos and an enduring ardour for quality, cutting-edge sounds that has fuelled the shop’s staying power.

To celebrate reaching this milestone, Phonica Records have invited some of their favourite artists to produce a track for an eclectic yet cohesive compilation, which will hopefully go some way towards sonically unfolding the ‘Ten Years of Phonica.’

TRACK LISTING:

A1. Lo Shea – Home
A2. Medlar & Red Rack’em – Morning Light
B1. Moire – Solar Signs
B2. STL – Freaky Fingers Available from 21.03.2014

Various – Ten Years Of Phonica – Sampler One
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Ten Years Of Phonica – Sampler One

Image: 1587854 Phonica unveil the first in a series of three 12″ samplers featuring a selection of tracks from their new compilation ‘Ten Years Of Phonica’.

Tigersushi and Crowdspacer boss Joakim kicks off the first 12″ with melancholic masterpiece ‘EAHR’. A prolific and sonically diverse producer, his balearic-flavoured remixes over the years for the likes of Antena and Max Berlin shines through on this one. Up next is the enigmatic Panoram, a shop favourite since his brilliant ‘Accents’ 12″ arrived back in 2012. The lysergic ‘Alpha Marmara’ hits all the right spots once again.

On the b-side edit-masters and rare record connaisseurs Psychemagik contribute the string-laden ‘Triumph Of The Gods’, an ambitious Axelrod-esque modern funk gem. Finally, Alex Egan resurrects his work as The Draughtsman one last time with the previously unreleased track ‘Fade To Green’ – a deep, atmospheric house/techno cut recorded during the same 2010/11 sessions as his ‘1694 EP’.

Phonica Records was established in September 2003 and set up shop in Soho, London, adding to the high concentration of independent records stores that inhabited the area. Founders, Simon Rigg, Heidi Vanden Amstel and Tom Relleen joined The Vinyl Factory with the aim of creating an exciting outlet for innovative dance music, traversing all sub-genres and cultures. Over the past decade the emporium has developed into a well-respected destination for DJs and enthusiasts, and has subsequently become a bustling hive of conversation and inspiration as part of a wider community of music lovers.

While trends and movements in music have grown and faded over these years, Phonica has always remained in a state of evolution. It is this openness to change alongside a commitment to it’s original ethos and an enduring ardour for quality, cutting-edge sounds that has fuelled the shop’s staying power.

To celebrate reaching this milestone, Phonica Records have invited some of their favourite artists to produce a track for an eclectic yet cohesive compilation, which will hopefully go some way towards sonically unfolding the ‘Ten Years of Phonica.’

TRACK LISTING:

A1. Joakim – EAHR
A2. Panoram – Alpha Marmara
B1. Psychemagik – Triumph Of The Gods
B2. The Draughtsman – Fade To Green
Available from 07.03.2014

Various – Ten Years Of Phonica
Friday, March 14th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Ten Years Of Phonica

Image: 1588041 “Phonica Records was established in September 2003 and set up shop in Soho, London, adding to the high concentration of independent records stores that inhabited the area. Founders, Simon Rigg, Heidi Vanden Amstel and Tom Relleen joined The Vinyl Factory with the aim of creating an exciting outlet for innovative dance music, traversing all sub-genres and cultures. Over the past decade the emporium has developed into a well-respected destination for DJs and enthusiasts, and has subsequently become a bustling hive of conversation and inspiration as part of a wider community of music lovers.

While trends and movements in music have grown and faded over these years, Phonica has always remained in a state of evolution. It is this openness to change alongside a commitment to it’s original ethos and an enduring ardour for quality, cutting-edge sounds that has fuelled the shop’s staying power.

To celebrate reaching this milestone, Phonica Records have invited some of their favourite artists to produce a track for an eclectic yet cohesive compilation, which will hopefully go some way towards sonically unfolding the ‘Ten Years of Phonica.’ Split across three CDs or LPs.

3 more Vinyl samplers to follow..

TRACK LISTING:

A1. ICube – Chemise Africaine
A2. Trevor Jackson – RGBPM 3
B1. Raudive – Health
B2. Discodromo – Boi
C1. Joe Claussell – Them Days Are Gone
C2. John Morales – Sitting In The Dark
D1. Henrik Schwarz – Synthphonica
D2. Massimiliano Pagliara – It’s A Lately Thing
E1. Iori ‘Moon’ (Steve Moore Remix)
E2. Juju & Jordash – Quneitra
F1. Legowelt – Lovecraftiannature
F2. In Flagranti – Outsider House Available from 28.02.2014

Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism – Isis Voyage
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism – Isis Voyage

Image: 1586841 Das rare Space-Jazz-Funk Album “Brighter Days” des Trompeters Stanton Davis mit seiner Band Ghetto Mysticism von 1977 wurde 2011 auf Cultures Of Soul wiederveröffentlicht und wurde nicht nur von Leuten wie Gilles Peterson, Andrew Mason (Wax Poetics) und Madlib gefeiert. “Isis Voyage” ist nun eine Sammlung mit unveröffentlichter Musik und alternativen Mixen der “Brighter Days”-Sessions. Viele der Originalsongs wurden ursprünglich gekürzt. Dieses Album enthält die originalen, längeren Versionen. Beim Mastern der Songs von den Originalbändern tauchten auch noch zwei unveröffentlichte Songs auf, die neben Instrumental-Versionen und Disco Remixen von Al Kent hier allesamt erstmalig veröffentlicht werden. Available from 07.02.2014

Shadow – Let’s Get Together
Thursday, February 20th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Shadow – Let’s Get Together

Image: 1586853 A-SIDE: Let’s Get Together (Whiskey Baron’s Rework) B-SIDE:1. Let’s Get Together (Dub) / 2. Keep On Wailing / From Trinidad and Tobago comes the next release in the Cultures of Soul
Disco 12 Series. We’ve licensed the monster cosmic disco track “Let’s Get Together” from the legendary soca artist, Winston Bailey a.k.a Shadow himself. The original track includes a deep hypnotic groove powered by a steady bass drum and snare combination, a pulsating rhythm guitar, echoey chanting vocals, and a savagely icy synth line. We’ve even added our own local favor to it by having Boston based producers, the Whiskey Barons rework it. The Whiskey Barons tastefully contemporize this track for today’s dance-floors by adding to the
arrangement and beefing up the tempo and drums of the track. On the B-side is the original 12″ dub version of “Let’s Get Together” and as well as the raw Caribbean disco funk track “Keep on Wailing.” This limited edition 12 is being released in our custom disco series sleeve. Available from 31.01.2014

David Boomah – Soundboy Robber / We’re One
Thursday, September 26th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on David Boomah – Soundboy Robber / We’re One

Image: 1584155 Widely regarded as one of the most original, respected lyricists in the game, David Boomah debut album ‘One World Many Cultures’ has already caused shockwaves across the bass music scene. Now V Recordings is proud to present this single 12’ release from an album full of bangers.

Kicking off the release is the Serum produced ‘Soundboy Robber’. Combine raga influence, jittering percussion and earthshaking bass with the lyrical prowess of Boomah and Juxci Dnero and you have a track full of character.

On the flip is ‘We’re One’. A track designed for the dancefloor, after a airy intro and stand out performance from Boomah – We’re One transforms into a track designed to slay the rave. Featuring a bold bassline, hard drums and top level production – expect this one on a dancefloor near you.

With support and spins from a variety tastemakers such as Radio 1‘s Rob Da Bank, Radio 1Xtra’s Crissy Criss, Rinse FM’s Uncle Duggs, Choice FM’s Woody, XFM’s John Kennedy and Kool FM’s Billy Daniel Bunter as well as the legendary Sir David Rodigan, ‘One World Many Cultures’ is already regarded as one of the most thorough, diverse and most importantly soulful Bass music projects of the year.

LABEL MARKETING: Features on V Recordings shows on Ministry of Sound Radio and Origin FM, Dedicated newsletter to 35,000 V Recordings subscribers. 50,000+ Facebook reach through label controlled Facebook and Twitter. as well as press on websites across the globe.

TRACKLISTING:

A: Soundboy Robber (Feat Juxci Dnero)
B: We’re One’ Available from 06.09.2013

Various – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol.3
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol.3

Image: 1582337 1. Girma Bèyènè – Ené Nègn Bay Manesh Mètch Ené Terf Fèlèghu
2. Seyoum Gèbrèyès And Wallias Band – Fèlèghu
3. Hirut Bèqèlé – Ewnètègna Feqer
4. Samuel Bèlay – Qèrèsh Endèwaza
5. Girma Bèyènè – Yebèqagnal
6. Mahmoud Ahmed – Lomiwen Tèqèbèlètch
7. Muluqèn Mèllèssè – Djémérégne
8. Kebrèt – Mètché Nèw
9. Gétatchèw Mèkurya – Gèdamay

Compilation selected from the etiopiques CD series.
“A few years ago the world discovered a unique sound coming from the distant Ethiopian capital Addis Abeba. The emotional blow was only matched by the brightness of this original and magnificent discovery. The Ethiopiques series directed by Francis Falcetto and edited by Buda Musique provides a comprehensive landscape of this subtle musical universe where local and western cultures do magnify each other. This new Ethiopian Urban Modern Music release follows the first Soul & Groove installment and keeps revealing some essential parts of the modern Ethiopian puzzle. An unequalled soul funk signature until today.” Available from 09.08.2013

Donso representing the future of African beat …
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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There is only one proven way to move music forward: to innovate new sounds and combine styles that seem to stand in strong contrast to one another. Whether it is the fusion of pop and African, jazz and hip-hop, or rock and electro, it is often within these experimental sounds that the future of music […]

Triorganico’s debut fills a deep void in modern music …
Thursday, July 9th, 2009 | Tags: , , , ,
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A Southern Californian garage-band influenced by music of the Latin American diaspora? Forty years ago that might have described a psych outfit, or an ensemble that emulated Santana. In 2009 it describes a wondrous little combo who has returned to Latin jazz’s raw, minimalist roots and have recorded an album drenched in history, yet defiantly […]

Lynx & Kemo present their collaboration effort “The Raw Truth” on Soul:R …
Friday, March 27th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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It’s a sure sign of times that Lynx & Kemo had made three tracks together before they even met in person. It’s a MySpace success story. Sending each other messages and file transfers over the net is how it’s done these days they say. With neither of them hailing from what we would say are […]

Us3
Monday, May 15th, 2006 | Tags:
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Us3‘s fifth album “Schizophonic” sees producer Geoff Wilkinson’s rolling cast of rappers and musicians returning to the task of fitting the pieces of the jazz and hip hop puzzle into one kaleidoscopic whole.

Building on the group’s mammoth 50-date/14-country European tour last year, the sound of “Schizophonic” is a lively, raucous and uptempo affair with a heavy emphasis on live playing married to crunchy hip hop beats. The album features two new rappers, Akil Dasan and Gaston, both of whom Geoff found at New York’s legendary underground hangout the Nuyorican Poets Café. Akil’s rhythmical mastery is put to the test on a variety of beats ranging from straight-up hip hop to Brazilian sambas to straight-ahead jazz breaks. Gaston specialises in an intricate twisting wordplay that’s guaranteed to have you laughing hard, scratching your head, and snapping your neck all in the same breath …

NOMO
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 | Tags:
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On “New Tones” home-made Detroit electronics and huge horn sections blast big band funk and riotous jazz. NOMO’s roots are firmly planted in the fertile soil of African polyrhythm and American free jazz, and bandleader Elliot Bergman’s tracks draw inspiration from cultures and generations wildly different than his home setting. In many ways (at least geographically and sonically) NOMO are a distant relative of the Tribe collective. Undoubtedly they carry the spirit of the legendary Detroit-label’s creative output.

NOMO were signed to Ubiquity through interest in their little-known self-titled debut album, and on the back of an onslaught of persuasive emails from their fans (including Sam Valenti IV of Ghostly International fame) that the band puts on a must-see live show. Raw propulsive rhythms and infectious melodies carry a horn section and multilayered percussion that is part Tom Ze, M.I.A., Philip Cohran, P-Funk, Antibalas, Tortoise and Harry Partch. Enigmatic Detroit producer Warren Defever was charged with capturing the band’s live energy, and he shaped the sounds for maximum impact. “New Tones” is a full-color, spiritual soundscape that marries the exotic with the gritty. NOMO’s “New Tones” moves beyond the ecstatic to approach Bergman’s vision of a transcendent, elemental sound—one that aims to move both bodies and spirits …

NOMO release their new album “New Tones” on Ubiquity …
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John B
Thursday, June 24th, 2004 | Tags:
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“In Transit” (Beta Recordings) is John B’s first album in 3 years, and by far his best yet. Designed for die-hard D&B fans and newcomers alike, tracks span from heavy Metalheadz-style tech-step smashers, to beautiful Epic Trance-inspired full vocal tracks, crazy porno Electro-step, and hi-energy hyperdisco/liquid funk D&B. The influence of modern Electro, commercial Dance & Trance is noticeable throughout, but is interpreted in a way that moulds perfectly with the power and energy of D&B to define revolutionary new directions. The title and visual concept of “In Transita” reflect John B’s DJ touring lifestyle of the last few years, the music is its soundtrack. Tracks have been selected and refined based on feedback from the clubs all over the world and are John B’s most impressive works to date …

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