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The Sound Stylistics are back with their new longplayer “Greasin’ The Wheels” …
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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The Sound Stylistics are back! Two years since the release of “The Sound Stylistics Play Deep Funk”, which was one of the most sought after and best selling Freestyle albums ever, the band have returned with their new longplayer “Greasin’ The Wheels”. This absolute killer follow up features the same line up plus very special […]

DJ T-Rock & Squashy Nice – Back To The Essence
Friday, May 19th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ T-Rock & Squashy Nice – Back To The Essence

Image: 1609606 In 1999, the duo of DJ T-Rock & Squashy Nice formed in Atlanta.
Squashy Nice is an accomplished beats producer, and DJ T-Rock
is a scratch-master responsible for battle records on the likes of
Bomb Hip-Hop Records, Stereo-Type, and Replicant Music Trading
Corp. Together they released three party-ready instrumental hip
hop albums for New Zealand’s Why Records label. Now based from
coast-to-coast (Squashy Nice in New York and DJ T-Rock in Los
Angeles), the duo has joined the Cold Busted family for their fourth
album, the satisfying seventeen track Back To The Essence.
Showcasing the variety and breadth that Squashy Nice’s beats and
samples and DJ T-Rock’s scratches can provide, the tracks on Back
To The Essence swerve from party rockers to soulful, thoughtful
numbers featuring vocals from New Zealand vocalist Miss Glue.
Among the standouts are the opening “Hit The Breaks”, combining
harmonica, ’60s style fuzz guitar, heavy beats, and some crucial
vocal scratches, “Let Them Be”, with Miss Glue’s lovely vocals
providing a counterpoint to acoustic guitar cut-ups, and “Watch The
Clouds”, featuring gentle piano, a loungey string section breakdown,
and wistful vocals from Squashy Nice. Back To The Essence should
be ingested whole, as its plentiful tracks radiate fun, funk, and good
vibes. It’s like a virtual block party dropping down wherever its cuts
are playing.

1. Hit The Breaks
2. Back To The Essence
3. Let Them Be Feat. Miss Glue
4. We Don’t Have To (Go Through Changes)
5. Get Loose Now
6. Gyro Genius
7. They Own Your Soul Feat. Miss Glue
8. Takin’ It
9. Satisfed
10. After It Rains
11. Pretty Girl Crooked Smile (Slick Mix)
12. White Boy In New York
13. Watch The Clouds
14. Say What
15. Word Usage
16. Relax
17. They Don’t Know (Follow These Steps) Available from 14.07.2017

Willie West with Cold Diamond & Mink – Give It Back b/w Instrumental
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Willie West with Cold Diamond & Mink – Give It Back b/w Instrumental

Image: 1609462 After lamenting on the emotional baggage of Hurricane Katrina on his last single “After The Storm” Willie West offers another sonic angle on the city of New Orleans, his place of birth. “Give It Back” is the closest example of Mardi Gras funk that Willie has recorded since his cult classic “Said To Myself” on Warner Brothers from 1975.

There is something very particular about the rhythmic texture of NOLA r&b, obviously referencing heavily to the second line parade tradition, to which some argue the whole concept of modern western rhythm music can be traced back to. As for the backing provided by Cold Diamond & Mink, obviously the Soul Investigators under disguise, this classic roots sound is not reaching too far from home. When these boys from Espoo started to cook up their primitive funk quartet back in the 90’s, they were feasting on a steady diet of Allen Toussaint produced Meters, the same bunch, who played behind Willie West back in his prime.

In many ways “Give It Back” is rejuvenating things in full circle, the same way as, when Willie performed his funk classic “Fairchild” live in Helsinki with The Soul Investigators in 2014. This funk is not made for the deep funk purists, it is meant for the human race. And it displays that Willie West can still rock to that Louisiana bounce.
Available from 28.04.2017

Kevin Over – Mobilee Back To Back Vol.11
Saturday, February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kevin Over – Mobilee Back To Back Vol.11

Image: 1608862 Kevin Over is up next on the new edition of Mobilee Back to Back.

A1 Kevin Over – Look At Me Sartre
A2 Kevin Over – 2002 [Soulphiction Dub]

B1 Kevin Over – Blue Ox [Marquis Hawkes Remix]
B2 Kevin Over – Shady [Jacob Korn Remix]

C1 Kevin Over – Hillside AV
C2 Kevin Over – Pfeffi Care

D1 Kevin Over – Trevor Knows
D2 Kevin Over – Vember

Kevin Over further cements his status as mobilee’s most exciting fresh talent with a blistering collection of unheard material, deftly showcasing the work of a young artist rapidly reaching critical mass.

You don’t come to find yourself at the helm of one of the most successful underground house and techno imprints without a keen eye for fresh talent, that which has the potential to be nurtured, moulded and pushed to the next level. Anja Schneider has worked hard to hone that skill over the years, fine-tuning her instinctive, risk-taking persona, as a result, she just knows when someone is worth investing in. With that said, she new has her new protégé Kevin Over locked firmly in her sights – and with good reason.

But even so, for Over to find himself behind the wheel of one of mobilee’s annual long-form releases, despite him barely being over a quarter of a century old (not to mention having only met its founder in person less than a year ago), is quite something. But then again, Anja Schneider isn’t your usual A&R, and Kevin Over isn’t your usual ‘talent’ – as if his recent stellar run of EPs on Truesoul, Nofitstate, Avotre and of course mobilee in the last year alone, didn’t tell you already.

Part compilation, and part album, Over was keen to emphasize how this was his first musically extensive project which followed a defined musical structure, and was consistent in its vibe and mood from beginning to end, “I felt like I needed more of a defined direction at this point in my career, as many of my EPs had traversed a wide variety of styles. The whole process took around three months, drawing from my early influences in garage and Chicago house as well as older funk stuff. I definitely got lost down the Youtube rabbit hole whilst looking for things to sample! I’m also so proud of having some of my favorite artists such as Marquis Hawkes, Jacob Korn and Soulphiction on board for remixes as well.”

As a result, the package displays a remarkably well-rounded cohesion, despite many of the tracks being wildly disparate in a musical sense. They all contain that trademark Over sound that’s hard to put your finger on, be it the piston-driven, jacking drums, the use of dirt and distortion as a textural tool, or the understated yet catchy melodies. The gloriously gravelly deep house of ‘Vember’ contrasts beautifully against the woozy, euphoria of ‘Look At Me Sartre’. There’s everything from disco-inflected bangers (‘Pfeffi Care’) to bittersweet, nostalgic house making an appearance (‘Hillside Av.’), rounding off with his haunting take on Rodriguez Jr.’s 2012 anthem ‘Satellite’

As is tradition with the ‘Back To Back’ series, the full package will also be accompanied by a ‘best of’ mobilee tracks from the previous year, with tracks from Audiofly, Ray Opkara, Rodriguez Jr. amongst many others, and of course Anja Schneider herself. Kevin’s series of original tracks and remixes will be available to buy as a 2 x 12” gatefold package. A tour is also scheduled to follow.

https://www.facebook.com/kevinovermusic/
https://soundcloud.com/kevin-over
https://www.facebook.com/mobilee

Available from 17.03.2017

Paz – Paz Are Back
Friday, December 30th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Paz – Paz Are Back

Image: 1607665 BBE present the cult classic Paz Are Back from Brtish Jazz collective Paz.

Tracklist:
A1 Laying Eggs
A2 Horrors
A3 A.C./D.C.
A4 Where Is Ron?
B1 Moonchild
B2 I Can’t Remember
B3 Iron Works
B4 The Everywhere Calypso
B5 Dancing In The Dark

Recorded during the summer of 1980 and originally released in 1982 on
Spotlight Records, ‘PAZ are Back’ was the second (and arguably the finest)
album by the London jazz collective, founded by vibraphonist, composer and
arranger Dick Crouch. Known for their original jazz-funk and latin stylings, the
band held a weekly Sunday residency at The Kensington pub in Holland Park
for over 8 years, becoming a fixture at many London venues throughout the
70’s and 80’s, most notably Ronnie Scott’s.
For PAZ, band leader Dick Crouch assembled a group of the finest jazz
musicians working in London at the time. Piano, keyboard and synth player
Geoff Castle was a mainstay of the band throughout the years, as well as
playing and recording with George Coleman, Ian Dury & Georgie Fame to
name but a few. He also composed the highly original and energetic track
‘Moonchild’, featured on this album.
Sax and flute player Ray Warleigh enjoyed a successful three decade career
(sadly, he passed away in 2015), playing alongside Dusty Springfield,
Marianne Faithfull, Scott Walker and Stevie Wonder as well as 9 years
with PAZ. The full breadth of his musical dexterity is on display here, from the
gritty alto sax solos featured on ‘Laying Eggs’ to his eerie home-made
panpipes on ‘Horrors’.
Guitarist Ed Speight also worked extensively with Ian Dury and the
Blockheads, as well as performing ‘Tubular Bells’ with Mike Oldfield on the
QEH and BBC2. Now an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Ed taught
guitar and keyboard harmony between 1988 and 2010.
Bass player Ron Mathewson is best known for his years spent working with
Ronnie Scott, but he also recorded with Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Ben
Webster and Bill Evans (to whom the stunning ‘I Can’t Remember’ is
dedicated). His absence on one album track is noted in its title ‘Where is
Ron?’, so called because he realised the song required no bassline (as the
original liner notes stated: “this awareness of when not to play is part of his
genius”).
Appearing with the band for the first time on ‘PAZ are Back’, drummer Frank
Gibson was perhaps better known for accompanying Leo Sayer, David Essex
and Dusty Springfield, although jazz was always his first love. Following his
time in the UK and touring the world, Frank returned to his native New
Zealand, where he won three ‘Best Jazz Album’ awards and performed at the
1990 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Capturing a group of prodigiously talented musicians at the height of their
powers, ‘PAZ Are Back’ features timeless original compositions from almost all
the band members, as well as a unique cover of ‘Everywhere Calypso’ by
Sonny Rollins and a truly frenetic, heavily improvised version of jazz standard
‘Dancing In The Dark’. A band who remained steadfastly resistant to being
pigeonholed, incorporating a multitude of influences before ‘fusion’ became
fashionable, PAZ’s music stands the test of time magnificently, as evidenced by
the staggering demand for original copies of this album.
Remastered and packaged with the original artwork, BBE are excited to make
the magic of PAZ available to a new generation of fans.

Key selling points:
– Album tracks sampled by Madlib & DJ Vadim among others
– Copies of the original fetching 3 figure sums on Discogs
– Featuring a group of London’s all-time finest jazz musicians at the height of their powers
– full press , radio & social media campaign Available from 10.02.2017

Beenie Man’s new album is a hell of a comeback
Monday, November 7th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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The new album is a hell of a comeback! With a playtime of a double album, producer credits including Tony Kelly, Jeremy Harding, Don Corleon, Major Lazer (“I’m The King”) and BlackOut (“Play”) the album is sure to please. Featured guest artists are Verse Simmonds (who has worked with Kanye West, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber […]

Marq Spekt & Blockhead – Keep Playin
Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Marq Spekt & Blockhead – Keep Playin

Image: 1607066 MarQ Spekt and Blockhead have teamed up once again for a new
album titled Keep Playin. The duo’s latest project is a follow-up to
their 2014 LP JustPlayWitIt, one of that year’s best yet most slept-on
projects. The Broady Champs MC and acclaimed producer link up
to craft yet another gem that any underground hip-hop fan is sure
to enjoy.
The duo’s new album features 13 tracks filled with MarQ Spekt’s
unique brand of grilchy rhymes paired up with Blockhead’s modern
twist on boom bap production. Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Conway
the Machine and Karniege are among the notable guests on this
exclusive vinyl release.

• Limited edition vinyl release
• Critically acclaimed album featured in XXL, 2Dopeboyz and
other notable sites
• Blockhead weaves futuristic Boom Bap soundscapes built
specifically for MarQ Spekt’s signature brand of grilchy rhymes
• Features include legendary Sadat X of Brand Nubian and
rising newcomer Griselda Records’ own Conway the Machine
• A solid album mean to be played front to back and then back
again

1. Keep Playin Intro
2. Ghost Recon
3. Razors In The Pyramid (Vibrations)
4. Devils Island Storyteller Ft. Sadat X
5. Quualude 5
6. Blades Of Steel
7. Insomnia Ft. C-Shotta
8. Catarax Ft. Karniege
9. Got Word From Filadel Castro On The Run
10. Point Break Ft. Conway, HPONE, Buze Bruvaz
11. Quualude 1
12. 88 Barz
13. Here You Go Available from 16.12.2016

UGK – Int’l Players Anthem (Texas Shaped Pic.Disc)(RSD)
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on UGK – Int’l Players Anthem (Texas Shaped Pic.Disc)(RSD)

Image: 1606744 “””Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)”” by U.G.K. is one of the most recognizable Hip Hop
songs of the 2000s. This is the kind of record that can be heard anywhere, from car
shows in Texas to basement parties in Brooklyn, maybe even at your cousin’s
wedding. This song is so good that at the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards Kanye West
famously gave his Video Of The Year award to U.G.K. after “Stronger” beat “Int’l Players
Anthem”. Let’s also not forget it’s Grammy Nomination. Yes it’s that good.
U.G.K.’s celebratory anthem also features Outkast and the groups combine as one over
a very hypnotic Three 6 Mafia produced beat. The sample used is Willie Hutch’s
“”I Choose You”” from the movie The Mack, which is the perfect backdrop for Andre 3000,
Pimp C (R.I.P.), Bun B and Big Boi to spit tales of women, money and marriage. The
song starts off with Andre 3000 rhyming over the elegant doo wop vocal harmonies until
a stuttered drum kick changes the mood for Pimp C to spit fire. This beat change/mood
switch happens each verse, fitting each rapper’s personality and tone, kudos to DJ Paul
and Juicy J for expertly crafting this record.
For Black Friday Record Store Day, Get On Down presents “International Players
Anthem” as a special collectible vinyl release shaped like U.G.K.’s home state of Texas!”
Available from 25.11.2016

Pangaea – In Drum Play (2LP+MP3)
Friday, October 14th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pangaea – In Drum Play (2LP+MP3)

Hessle Audio present the debut full-length album from label co-founder Kevin McAuley, aka Pangaea. In Drum Play’s ten tracks cut deep into stripped-back techno structures, yet remain infused with the ravey intensity and rogue experimentalism that has …

Jonatan Bäckelie – Darkness On The Edge Of Ecstasy
Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jonatan Bäckelie – Darkness On The Edge Of Ecstasy

Image: 1605952 Sonar Kollektiv present Darkness On The Edge Of Ecstasy the debut album from Jonatan Bäckelie

TRACKLISTING
A1. Circles
A2. It Could Go Either Way
A3. Heidegger, Marx or Foucault
B1. Speech Is No More
B2. Song
B3. When Your Phase Is Gone
C1. I Don’t Know (Part I)
C2. I Don’t Know (Part II)
C3. Britch
D1. Weapon Together
D2. Listen
D3. Blisters

Even though “Darkness On The Edge Of Ecstasy” is the first album by Jonatan
Bäckelie under his given name, the singer from Gothenburg is not a newcomer at
all. Under the moniker Ernesto he already released four rather jazzy longplayers.
As Pinku Vääty or Jong Tan Bäckelie takes care exclusively of his electronic
productions. And over the last few
months and years he collected international acclaim as a gifted guest singer. For
example on Alex Barck’s debut (“Reunion”) on Sonar Kollektiv.
As the title might suggest, „Darkness On The Edge Of Ecstasy“ is a sombre, but
never pessimistic collage of modern pop music not holding back with emotions.
Bäckelie produced, arranged and recorded the majority of the twelve songs all by
himself. “Circles” is a captivating club track, and – as the opener of the album –
arouses expectations massively for all the things to come. The following tune, “It
Could Go Either Way”, though is something like a ballad with a menacing synth
line and a prickly bass sound expanding the listeners’ horizon by another
dimension. This variety continues throughout the whole album. “Song” is a cover
of a tune by blue-eyed soul legend Lewis Taylor. On “When Your Phase Is Gone”
Bäckelie collaborates with his old companion Paul Lachenardière and the guitar
player David Orrebäck as well as the string player Måns Carlsson. But we’ll also
get instrumentals like “Weapon Together” with which the Swede shows off his
producers skills impressively.
These skills are so well-versed that a track like “I Don’t Know” had to be split into
Part I and Part II. It seems like Bäckelie masters all forms of art and with this
album he points the way with a bang. „Darkness On The Edge Of Ecstasy“ is
music for the modern age, for people with an distinguished taste in music and
maybe even for other producers and musicians who want to find out how to perfect
your own sound and visions. A quintessentially well-done album!

http://www.sonarkollektiv.com/ Available from 18.11.2016

French reggae band Dub Inc returns with sixth longplayer “So What”
Thursday, September 8th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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An independent band since 1998, Dub Inc are nonetheless fully acclaimed by the entire reggae scene. The group won no less than three Victoires du Reggae awards (in 2014 for the “Paradise” album, in 2011 for “Hors Contrôle”, and 2008 for “Afrikya”). In 2016, they are back with a sixth LP, “So What”. No doubt […]

BROOKZILL! – Throwback To The Future
Friday, August 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on BROOKZILL! – Throwback To The Future

Image: 1605954 BROOKZILL!’s Throwback to the Future is a statement album ten years in the making. The group includes esteemed producer/DJ Prince Paul (De La Soul, Stetsasonic, Handsome Boy Modeling School), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Rodrigo Brandao (aka Gorila Urbano) and acclaimed producer/arranger Don Newkirk.

Twelve tracks and ten years deep, Throwback to the Future is a proud amalgamation of place, spirituality, and time. Recorded in two continents, the LP features a dynamic guest list of acclaimed Brazilian musicians playing instruments including marimbas, cavaquinho, and flute. The upcoming Tommy Boy Entertainment release connects four artists to the bloodlines of the music they live and love. Bound creatively and spiritually, BROOKZILL! has become a family unto itself, with seats open at the musical table.

Tracklist:

Side A:
01 Macumba 3000
02 Raise the Flag
03 Saudade Songbook (feat. Count Bass D)
04 Nascido No Ceu (feat. Brian Jackson)
05 Amigo Estranho Amigo (feat. Elo Da Corrente)
06 Maralem (feat. Del The Funky Homosapien & Pequeno Cidadao)

Side B:
01 Mad Dog in Yoruba (feat. Fafa De Belem & Kiko Dinucci)
02 BROOKZILL! Suite (feat. Jucara Marcal & Thiago Franca)
03 S. Bento MC5 (feat. Thaide, Xis, Espiao & Rodrigo Ogi)
04 Mysterious
05 Todos Os Terreiros
06 Let’s Go (E Noiz)! Available from 07.10.2016

New Holidays – Maybe So Maybe No / My Baby Ain’t No Plaything
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on New Holidays – Maybe So Maybe No / My Baby Ain’t No Plaything

Another AOTN outing into Deep Soul Space. You might recognise this track as Mayer Hawthorne’s did respectable cover a few year back, as heads (Mayer included) have been on this record for years. The New holidays Massive ‘Maybe So Maybe No’ is part of …

Marlow – In The Backroom
Friday, June 10th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Marlow – In The Backroom

Image: 1602785 Marlow is back with the new album In The Backroom.

TRACKLISTING LP
A1 Marlow – Who’s This
A2 Marlow – Kaffee Türkisch
A3 Marlow & ComixXx – Something Is Coming feat. Stee Downes
A4 Marlow – Your Softness
B1 Marlow – Can’t Stop
B2 Marlow – Watch Your Step feat Capitol A
B3 Marlow – And His Mind Blown
B4 Marlow & ComixXx – Shimmy Shimmy Shake
C1 Marlow – Ain’t No feat. Capitol A
C2 Marlow – Backroom feat. Pete Josef
C3 Marlow – Perhaps
C4 Marlow & Trüby – Windy City
D1 Marlow – I Do, We Do
D2 Marlow – Away feat. Ursula Rucker
D3 Marlow – For Blood The Crowd Bays feat.Pete Josef
D4 Marlow – Forstforscher feat. Flowin Immo

Good things come to those who wait. That’s probably what the Leipzig socialized, now
Weimar based Mario Weise aka Marlow was thinking, too. His first official, proper album
by the name of “In The Backroom” has been in the pipeline for two years now. Since his
EP “Backroom”, released in March 2014 on Sonar Kollektiv (SK265), we are waiting with
bated breath for the therewith auspiciously announced longplayer, which – now finally here
– actually does fires off one highlight after another.
There’s of course the 80ies funk inspired ex ante single with Pete Josef on vocals, the
even more LA electro funk derived collaborations with US MC Capitol A „Watch Your
Step“ and „Ain’t No“ or the zippy clubhit “Shimmy Shimmy Shake” and the rousing, singa-
long “Something Is Coming” in cooperation with his former production partner
ComixXx. This is not Marlow with a higgledy-piggledy mob of sidekicks though. „Kaffee
Türkisch“, „Your Softness“ and „Can’t Stop“ demonstrate gloriously where the versatile
producer has deep roots in: Soulful hip-hop with a bass-heavy lateral position. And when
singer Ursula Rucker helps him out on “Away” nothing seems to be impossible on this
debut of his. It’s not a coincidence that Marlow’s music has already been released on
Moon Harbour, Room With A View, Fifty Fathoms Deep and Objektivity. But it took
some time until he now finally found with Sonar Kollektiv the right outlet for his utopia. The
label itself pressed every button as well to turn “In The Backroom” into a modern
masterpiece of Neo Funk. Next to the afore mentioned collaborations further contributions
come from the Black Forest based Rainer Trüby (“Windy City”), the German rapper
Flowin Immo (“Forst Forscher”) and Stee Downes (“Something Is Coming”). Altogether
Marlow animates all of these sixteen tracks off his more than impressive debut with
imperious historical awareness and finesse.
That’s exactly why “In The Backroom” is such a delight, because it expertly masters the
balance act between Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk, Groove and pop appeal.

http://www.sonarkollektiv.com/
Available from 22.07.2016

Marlow – Backroom (Erobique Remix) (RSD)
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Marlow – Backroom (Erobique Remix) (RSD)

Image: 1602259 Marlow gets the remix treatment from Erobique on the new single RSD single Backroom.

TRACKLISTING:
A – Backroom feat. Pete Josef (Erobique’s Maxi Mix)
B – Backroom feat. Pete Josef (Marlow’s & Barck’s Super Disco Dub)

About two years ago Sonar Kollektiv released Marlow’s first 12inch. The funky sparkler
inviting everybody to bop along, “Backroom” (SK265) soon became a stable club hit and got
airplay on all respectable radio stations all around the globe (f.e. Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide
show on BBC Radio 6 Music). The song with the distinctive voice of Pete Josef still works
perfectly as proven by this year’s Sonar Kollektiv’s (limited) Record Store Day release. Two
brand new remixes give wings to “Backroom” and transport the track a second time to all the
dance floors where hips are swayed lasciviously. No less a figure than the Hamburger allround
entertainment machine Erobique takes the track to task and puts you with his Maxi
Mix in a cheerful mood in an infectious way. A tiny bit more restrained is the Super Disco Dub
remix by Alex Barck and Marlow. Supremely sensitive the bassline played by Christoph
Kaiser works its way sluggishly into the groove until the keys by Erobique – in this version
as well – take lead. Everything leads to Marlow’s debut album, coming this June!

Available from 16.04.2016

J-Zone – Backyard Breaks
Friday, November 20th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on J-Zone – Backyard Breaks

Image: 1600998 Producer/ drummer/ writer/ DJ/ MC J-Zone returns to the fold with Backyard Breaks, a follow-up to his debut drum break LP, 2014’s Lunch Breaks. This 18-cut offering continues where its predecessor left off, but offers more variety in a smaller package. Where Lunch Breaks channeled the drum mojo of the late 1960s exclusively, Backyard Breaks explores a wider sonic timeline of drumming and recording. The more focused sounds of the mid and late 1970s are also explored here, as well as some of the less orthodox rhythms and fills from those eras, giving the sampling producer a mixture of sounds to work with. Percussionist Ray May adds congas to a handful of tracks to mix things up and capture the b-boy spirit, while more options in the way of mikes, drum kits, snares and cymbals – in addition to more head room with the recording levels for more producer control – make Backyard Breaks a well-rounded follow-up to its predecessor.

Between the recording of Lunch Breaks and Backyard Breaks, J-Zone has done studio drumming and sample replays for Danger Mouse, Marco Polo, RA the Rugged Man, Czarface (7L & Esoteric and Inspektah Deck), Apathy and many others, as well as providing drum tracks for film scores like CNN’s Fresh Dressed and the Stretch and Bobbito Documentary. Meeting the demands of producers and musicians, constructive feedback from Lunch Breaks and continuous research and practice have all aided J-Zone in presenting a more useful and versatile break record for producers looking for a classic break beat sound.

Side A

1.Pushin’ Weight

2. The Bronx Is Burning

3. ’81 Cressida

4. In the Hole

5. Fleetwood Brougham

6. Cross Island Parkway

7. Rum Punch

8. Hey Josie

9. Spuyten Duyvil

Side B

1. En-Tee

2. King Cobra

3. Iron Horse

4. Phuck!

5. Woodpecker

6. Hi-There

7. Vendetta

8. Mongoose

9. Lucky Strikes Available from 11.12.2015

Flanger is back!
Monday, October 12th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,
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Flanger is back! After 10 years, Atom™ and Burnt Friedman have composed and produced their fifth long player. This time, not surrendering to genre-restricting limits, both have progressed from the initial skills shown on their début album “Templates” back in 1999, which still spins today on many turntables: intangible, mutating, part jazzy-electronic sound beyond the […]

Beat Mosaic – Play A Fool / Shape Of Your Love
Friday, October 9th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Beat Mosaic – Play A Fool / Shape Of Your Love

Image: 1600253 Beat Mosaic is a hard hitting California soul and rare funk/groove band from Los Angeles. Anchored in a classic funk sound that evokes comparisons to the Meters and the J.B’s, this 8 person outfit broadcasts a sound that is both familiar yet their own. A band who’s influences range from rare funk, classic soul, and psychedelic rock to the rhythmic layers and textures of afrobeat and jazz, Beat Mosaic weaves a tapestry of styles into a seamlessly organic and natural groove that is by turns laid-back and uproarious. Available from 30.10.2015

Dub Inc. is back to riddim duties for the song ‘Better Run Riddim’
Friday, April 17th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Originally from Saint-Etienne in France’s industrial heartland, Dub Inc fuse classic roots reggae with dub, dancehall, ska, hip-hop and African influences. They create an intoxicating musical hybrid with highly charged and socially conscious songs which have earned them cult status in their native France. Their wild, high-octane live performances led to an ever expanding and […]

Jad & The Ladyboy – Never Come Back Down
Friday, March 27th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jad & The Ladyboy – Never Come Back Down

Image: 1594848 Jad & The Ladyboy present their new 12′ Never Come Back Down’ on Sonar Kollektiv.

TRACKLISTING
A1 – Never Come Back Down
feat. Mark Borgazzi (Yannick’s Sexfactmix)
A2 – Never Come Back Down feat. Mark Borgazzi
B1 – Sometimes Feelings Hurt (Jad’s Dub)
B2 – Sometimes Feelings Hurt feat. Mark Borgazzi

The Australian DJ, producer and musician Jad Lee likes to have several irons in the fire all at the same time. For instance he’s a member of Mitzi (along Charles Murdoch and Dominiqe Bird), one half of the pan-pacific Indiepop duo Twiggy Lashes and a solo artist known as Jad & The Ladyboy. Under this moniker he releases music which can be described as soulful house with plenty of disco influences. For “Never Come Back Down” Jad had singer Mark Borgazzi in his studio to cut a precious, groovy two-stepper into a genuine pop diamond. In order not to get only radio airplay, but also to be played out in gloomy underground clubs with extra fat subwoofers Yannick provides his homicidal Sexfactmix. With its untamed bassline and a milling-machine like synthesizer this feels like an unchecked punch to the gut. There will be blood on the dancefloor!
It dovetails nicely that the second track of this 12inch is called “Sometimes Feelings Hurt” and that for a second time round Mark Borgazzi carries us off to the wonderland of the good groove. Again a song that sounds as good in the club as at home. A quality feature Sonar Kollektiv strikes a blow for for fairly long time. This remains for now Jad Lee’s first and only release on the Berlin based label. But as you all know: Never say never.

Available from 08.05.2015

K-Def & 45 King – Back To The Beat
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on K-Def & 45 King – Back To The Beat

Image: 1592348 When K-Def mentioned to his friends at Redef that he knew
pioneering producer 45 King, it led to two questions: “What
is he up to and when can we work with him?” The 45 King
was only a phone call and a 10 minute drive away. After
initiating the recording session, K immediately went into
A&R mode to complete “Back to the Beat,” an instrumental
exhibition that features the two producers trading ideas.
During the last several years, K-Def has arguably proven
to be the hardest working man in the production business,
consistently releasing at least 4 albums of brand new
conceptual material annually. From working under Marley
Marl in the early 90’s to producing for P. Diddy in the late
2000’s, K-Def’s career has eclipsed two decades, but it was
a man by the name of DJ Mark the 45 King who inspired K
years before his professional career began. The 45 King has
been behind some the biggest names in hip-hop and beyond,
from Gangstarr, Eric B & Rakim, to Jay-Z, Eminem and
even Madonna.
Conceptually, it is not the first release of it’s kind as some
may remember 45 King collabs with Louie Louie or the
T.C.S. in the late 80’s/ early 90’s. Sonically, the album is
composed of 2 personalities that communicate, compliment
and compete while the audience is engaged. 45 King leads
the show while K-Def is his lead soloist. In pure form,
both identities are on display showcasing the technicality
in simplicity taking a “crawl before you walk” approach.
In the immortal words of T. La Rock, Redefinition Records
is proud to present “Back to the Beat”. There’s more than
enough hard drums and catchy samples to live up to the title.
Thank you K-Def for making history in 2014 with the 45
King.

1. Jaguar
2. Back The The Basics
3. Leopard
4. Taste
5. Lion
6. Wasting Time
7. Tiger
8. Can You Feel It
9. Chances Taken
10. Cheetah
11. Bob Cat Lude Available from 10.10.2014

Stealth – Homage (Back to You) feat. Stylus / Smash It
Friday, August 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Stealth – Homage (Back to You) feat. Stylus / Smash It

Image: 1591137 TRACKLISTING: 1: Homage (Back to You) feat. Stylus 2: Smash It.

Staying true to his name, Stealth has craftily taken centre stage. Every record he’s released oozing with sophistication has repeatedly stolen the spotlight. And this next one is no exception.The production connoisseur yet again goes for the aural jugular, using ProgRAM as a launch pad. Stealth demonstrates the imprint’s forward thinking movements and command of a genre which often goes unmatched. The relationship has been harmonious, alongside ProgRAM, he’s already made a crater sized impact within the dnb community… And it’s not difficult to see why. ‘Homage’ leads in a tightly fashioned intensity. Dark, brooding and with plucky percussion, it’s a tribute to the sound Dillinja mastered. An instantly recognisable vocal sample is filtered through the record’s menace, meandering perfectly between the bassline’s thumps which eventually drop us into LFO-lead chaos. Piece by piece the main melody begins to build, throbbing until it completely over-takes the record’s more humanistic elements. Audibly stocky, yet with a dimension that rings true of Stealth’s icy production, it’s a relentless roller with a nasty bite. Next up, ‘Smash It’ still holds onto the merciless setting of its predecessor, but also offers something completely different. With a bristling rhythm that steps its way into a haunting crescendo, Stealth uses this break to highlight the track’s imposing detail, it trickles, floods and then the dam breaks due to the build up’s audible weight. Progressing deeper into the mix, the track is underpinned by quaking sub bass. An insistent kick and snap of drums merges against steeply elevating note loops, laying out Stealth’s finely combed conundrum of complex yet hard hitting composition. Both ‘Homage’ and ‘Smash It’ receive the innovative-stamp of approval, playing on more contemporary elements but also delving deep into the 90s, promising both tracks remain timeless. Stealth is pushing his influence into every corner, with his late night vibes commanding even the hardest of crowds. So, yet again, it’s time to get with the ProgRAM, and succumb to one of the scene’s biggest contenders. Available from 01.08.2014

Stealth – Homage (Back to You) feat. Stylus / Smash It
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Stealth – Homage (Back to You) feat. Stylus / Smash It

Image: 1591137 TRACKLISTING: 1: Homage (Back to You) feat. Stylus 2: Smash It.

Staying true to his name, Stealth has craftily taken centre stage. Every record he’s released oozing with sophistication has repeatedly stolen the spotlight. And this next one is no exception.The production connoisseur yet again goes for the aural jugular, using ProgRAM as a launch pad. Stealth demonstrates the imprint’s forward thinking movements and command of a genre which often goes unmatched. The relationship has been harmonious, alongside ProgRAM, he’s already made a crater sized impact within the dnb community… And it’s not difficult to see why. ‘Homage’ leads in a tightly fashioned intensity. Dark, brooding and with plucky percussion, it’s a tribute to the sound Dillinja mastered. An instantly recognisable vocal sample is filtered through the record’s menace, meandering perfectly between the bassline’s thumps which eventually drop us into LFO-lead chaos. Piece by piece the main melody begins to build, throbbing until it completely over-takes the record’s more humanistic elements. Audibly stocky, yet with a dimension that rings true of Stealth’s icy production, it’s a relentless roller with a nasty bite. Next up, ‘Smash It’ still holds onto the merciless setting of its predecessor, but also offers something completely different. With a bristling rhythm that steps its way into a haunting crescendo, Stealth uses this break to highlight the track’s imposing detail, it trickles, floods and then the dam breaks due to the build up’s audible weight. Progressing deeper into the mix, the track is underpinned by quaking sub bass. An insistent kick and snap of drums merges against steeply elevating note loops, laying out Stealth’s finely combed conundrum of complex yet hard hitting composition. Both ‘Homage’ and ‘Smash It’ receive the innovative-stamp of approval, playing on more contemporary elements but also delving deep into the 90s, promising both tracks remain timeless. Stealth is pushing his influence into every corner, with his late night vibes commanding even the hardest of crowds. So, yet again, it’s time to get with the ProgRAM, and succumb to one of the scene’s biggest contenders. Available from 01.08.2014

Various – Down To The Sea And Back Vol.2
Saturday, July 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Down To The Sea And Back Vol.2

Image: 1591198 The long awaited follow up to Balearic Mike & Kelvin Andrews’ celebrated Down To The Sea And Back compilation!

It’s been four long years of late nights, licensing cat ‘n mouse games, dusty fingered rummaging and tales of adventures cherished like postcard memories from far away beaches, soundtracked by music so perfect, it lasts far beyond the moment.

Yes, ladies & gents – we’re taking another trip down to the sea!

The beautiful thing about this music we call Balearic, is that a magical dancefloor moment can occur with the most unlikely record.

While most modern compilations – even the most eclectic – are unlikely to surprise, the tried & tested D.T.T.S.A.B method has delivered another absolutely golden selection. It may sound corny, especially in a world of internet experts, but these tracks have been curated, searched for (the hard way !) cherished and most importantly unleashed with impeccable timing on many an unsuspecting dancefloor. Whether it’s album B-Sides, neglected pop or lost classics hiding in plain sight (context, yeah ?) the passion with which this music is sought and championed is what sets these long player’s and their LP apart.

Dreaming, against all odds about finding new music to make joyfully ecstatic people jump up and down to… A stunning collection once again.

A1. TRANQUILITY BASS_THEY CAME IN PEACE
A2. LINDA DI FRANCO_TV SCENE
A3. HONG KONG SYNDIKAT_SAMBA OLEC
B1. MICHAEL SHRIEVE_TRANSFER STATION BLUE
B2. GUEM ET ZACA PERCUSSION_LE SERPENT
B3. CHRIS & COSEY_WALKING THROUGH HEAVEN
C1. NED DOHENY_GET IT UP FOR LOVE
C2. HIGH VOLTAGE ORCHESTRA_MIDNIGHT BLUE
C3. JAGO_I’M GOING TO GO (INSTR. PLANT REMIX)
C4. DOU DOU_VANILLE CHOCOLAT REGGAE
D1. CLOUT_SUNSHINE BABY
D2. LUKE_I LOVE YOU (FRONTERA DUB MIX)
D3. SNIFF ‘N THE TEARS_DRIVER’S SEAT
D4. MONSOON_WINGS OF THE DAWN Available from 01.08.2014

Various – If This Is House I Want My Money Back 3
Sunday, May 25th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – If This Is House I Want My Money Back 3

Image: 1588137 Glücklicherweise haben weniger Leute als gedacht ihr Geld von den ersten beiden Teilen der Compilationserie “If This Is House I Want My Money Back” zurückgefordert. Somit konnten sich Tom Bioly und Benjamin Fröhlich endlich daran wagen Teil 3 zusammenzustellen. Das Konzept der Compilation ist ziemlich einfach: es werden Freunde, Permanent Vacation-Stammkünstler und andere von den beiden gern gehörte Produzenten, die dafür bekannt sind das Genre House breit zu interpretieren, nach einem exklusiven Track gefragt, die dann alle ihren Weg auf eine schön gebündelte Compact Disc finden. Dieses Mal reicht das Spektrum vom Hot Shot-Producer Mano Le Tough (der seinen Permanent Vacation Einstand auf der Volume 2 dieser Serie feierte), Manos Maeve Label Buddy The Drifter, der schwedischen House Mafia in Form von House Dandy Axel Boman und edit ramajam HNNY, dem aufgehenden Stern am House-Himmel Lake People und dem Permanent Vacation schon langjährig verbundenen Bostro Pesopeo (gemeinsam mit dem Münchner DJ San Quentin), bis hin zu dem heißen Newcomer Boska, dem Tausendsassa Willie Burns, dem ebenfalls aus New York stammenden Octo Octa, den Berliner Meistern der Melodien Kim Brown und den Neuköllner Acid Kingpins Achterbahn d’ Amour (aka Iron Curtis & Edit Piafra). Außerdem freuen wir uns über Hotflush und den We Play House-Stammgast Locked Groove. Jeder einzelne der genannten Künstler ist absolut überzeugend in dem, was sie produzieren und obwohl sie die verschiedensten Perspektiven auf das langlebige Genre House Music haben, kommt die Musik auf dieser Compilation in einem angenehmen Fluss zusammen. Available from 09.05.2014

Various – If This Is House I Want My Money Back 3 (Permanent Vacation)
Friday, May 9th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Luckily there weren’t any of the anticipated refund claims for the first two chapters of “If This Is House I Want My Money Back”. So we finally dared to compile number three.

CD PERMVAC120-2
Release: 09-05-14
Part three of the “If This Is House I Want My Money Back” compilation series on Permanent Vacation
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Luckily there weren’t any of the anticipated refund claims for the first two chapters of “If This Is House I Want My Money Back”. So we finally dared to compile number three. The concept of the compilation is pretty simple: we ask friends, Permanent Vacation regulars, and other good looking producers, who are famous for […]

Marlow – Backroom EP
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Marlow – Backroom EP

Image: 1587926 Old school maestro Marlow is welcomed to the Sonar Kollektive family with his new vinyl only Backroom ep.

Mario Weise, better known as Marlow, is no newcomer to this game. He’s
been releasing a tirade of quality club orientated dance music productions
since 1994. Over the last twenty years he favored us with several releases
on prestigious German house/techno labels like Matthias Tanzmann’s &
Andre Quaas’ Leipizig based Moon Harbour Recordings, Berlin’s
Konsequenz label and Hamburg’s Room With A View imprint, to name just a
few. But now it’s time to give the cards a shuffle and welcome Marlow on
Sonar Kollektiv.

After his recent remix of Alex Barck’s “Re-Set” (featuring Pete Josef) he now
presents his proper first release for the Berlin label. “Backroom” is a joyous
bass-driven sing-along pop/house hybrid that will be more at home on your
living room stereo and your iPod and will surely get radio play all across the
borders. It’s also the perfect vehicle for Pete Josef’s exquisite tonsils and
lyrics.

On the B-Side we’re treated with another stand-out track by the enigmatic
name of “L4L (Vertigo)”. This time Comixxx’ partner in crime Dominik “Knixx”
Wirth grabs the microphone and delivers a mellifluous performance over a
electro-funky instrumental reincarnating west coast funk by let’s say The
Egyptian Lover in an ultra-vibrant fashion. The production
is so catchy you will be more than pleased to find the instrumental as a
bonus track. If you don’t own a lowrider to pump this banger in, you’d better
purchase one to give this release it’s full respect

TRACKLISTING
A – Backroom feat. Pete Josef
(12inch Version)
B1 – L4L (Vertigo) feat. Knixx
B2 – L4L (Vertigo) (Instrumental) Available from 14.03.2014

Myron & E – Behind Closed Doors / Turn Back
Thursday, March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Myron & E – Behind Closed Doors / Turn Back

Image: 1587543 Without blinking an eye, the Californian double trouble known as Myron & E bring yet another dose of heavy soul to the table. “Behind Closed Doors” switches gears from their previous material, providing this time a genuine up-tempo dancer. Propelled forward by the mayfieldesque stylings of The Soul Investigators, the tune should shatter knees at any northern soul setting around the globe.

Myron & E’s recent lyrical output has balanced neatly between falling in and out of love versus lamenting on the troubles in society. “Behind Closed Doors” sits neatly in the middle. It reflects on infidelity in a relationship by playing with communal situations, where rumors circulate and poison the situation further. The whole thing is turned tongue-in-cheek by some street savvy feminine input near the end. The b-side includes “Turn Back”, the opening track from The Broadway album, first time on 45. This beautiful ballad presents the duo and whole group on their strongest and most connected to the modes of their genre. The lyrics don’t communicate nostalgia as such, but rather act as a welcome to the fantastic soulful reality, which the listener is about to enter. Available from 21.02.2014

Terrence Parker – Life On The Back 9
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Terrence Parker – Life On The Back 9

Image: 1586925 Terrence Parker, a native of Detroit and a man who lives and breathes Detroit House Music, releases his third artist album on Planet-E – ‘Life On The Back 9’.

“This album is about moving forward through hard times in life to see something beautiful on the other side of difficulties.” – Terrence Parker

Detroit has been credited as one of the Soul Music capitals of the world, spawning legendary artists like The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross just to name a few. In the mid 1980s, Detroit’s Underground Music Movement brought rise to artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Blake Baxter, Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes, UR, Jeff Mills, and a host of others. But unlike the aforesaid names, Terrence Parker has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and is known as the pioneer of the music genre known as ‘Inspirational House Music’!

As a DJ, Terrence Parker (known to many as ‘TP’) has become legendary for his quite uncommon yet skillful turntablism style of playing House Music. TP has also become widely admired because he uses an actual telephone handset as headphones, causing some to give him the nick-name, “Telephone Man”.

Since 1988, Parker has released more than 100 recordings on labels including Studio!K7 and Systematic and has had top 20 hits with his songs ‘Love’s Got Me High’, ‘The Question’ and albums like ‘Detroit After Dark’. A well-respected remixer, his remixes include releases on underground imprints Saved, D-Edge and artists including Kenny Dixon Jr., Wyclef feat Akon, Beyonce & Shakira, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Shaun Escoffery and more.

Direct from Detroit, ‘Life On The Back 9’ is inspirational house music down to its soul. From the energetic yet soulful opening track ‘Finally’ (Baby Be Mine), released on Planet-E in 2013, to the melodious, groovy basslines, piano riffs and high synths of ‘Night Light’, to the forward pushing, make you dance ‘Saved Forever’, to the bumpin’ ‘God He Is’, to the funky tech instrumental ‘Spiritual Warfare’, to the grooved out melodic ‘The Friend I Lost’ to ‘Hiding In Your Love’ – all about getting lost in dancing to the music (dancing is a form of worship), to the pause and reflect ‘Selah Interlude’ to ‘My Virtuous Woman’ – inspired by a very special lady in Terrence’s life, to the pumping ‘Open Up Your Spirit’ to the intensity of ‘Pentecost’ and finally the uplifting ‘The Back 9’ a song dedicated to Parker’s father, who gave him inspiration when he needed it the most.

“The title of the album “Life On The Back 9” was inspired by something my father said to encourage me while I was down going through an extremely difficult period in my life. my father told about one of his golf games where the first 9 holes (also known as the “front 9”) seemed to be the worst he had ever played. It was so bad he felt like packing his clubs and leaving the course. However my father paused, prayed, and decided to finish the game. As he began playing the last 9 holes of the course (also known as the “back 9”), he could see gradual improvement in his game as he advanced each hole. By the end of the game my father had done so well he won the entire match. My father then said to me, “Terrence if you think of your life as a game of golf, perhaps the front 9 did not go as you had liked. But don’t give up because you still have the back 9.” – Terrence Parker

Available from 07.02.2014

Roy Ayers – Love Will Bring Us Back Together
Friday, January 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Roy Ayers – Love Will Bring Us Back Together

Two superb Roy Ayers promo-only Polydor 12″ releases reissued here on one slab of loud-pressed vinyl. First up is the legendary vibes player’s massive anthem ‘Love Will Bring Us Back Together’. First released in 1979, this is Roy Ayers at his undilute…

Monkey Timers – Monk (Incl. The Backwoods Remix)
Friday, December 6th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Monkey Timers – Monk (Incl. The Backwoods Remix)

Image: 1584678 PRE-ORDER ONLY, DEADLINE 09.09.2013 / Ya Japanese Nu disco/House hope duo MONKEY TIMERS drop long awaited their first release ?MONK?!! /

-Tracklist- (45RPM Pressing)
A.MONK
B.MONK -The Backwoods Remix-

??DJ Harvey’s Sarcastic Disco At London Lovebox?by Force Of Nature
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goJygpSMnsM

45RPM Pressing
Manipulator by Awa
Mastering & Mix by Naoya Tokunou
Art Work by EDA

Here is New Release information from Jazzy Sport Distribution.

Already got big reaction by Force Of Nature playing at ?DJ Harvey’s Sarcastic Disco At London Lovebox?.

MONKEY TIMERS(Take & Hisashi) are new generation dj/producer duo of Japanese underground dance music scene ,that influenced by Nu House and Disco Dub scene that led by DJ Harvey and Idjut Boys.They started they carrier as DJ duo from 00’s,and they’ve already played with Rub N Tug?Still Going?Prins Thomas?Alex From Tokyo,Mark E and so many artists ..And they made fantastic carrier as DJ duo in these years.(Their three mix CDs got big sales )

And now they released long awaited their original production release.Track called ?MONK?and their features fantastic remix by The Backwoods a.k.a DJ Kent (Force Of Nature).

?MONK?starting with raw 4/4 beats with raw and primitive feel percussion groove with adding ragged guitar and smooth synth.And after floor attacking drum break,the track with bouncy and driving disco mood groove.Guitar and keys make deep atmosphere to build up dance floor.And after dub by break,their features live instrumental guitar solo playing with acid sound.Ya,this track show us fantastic mixture of deep house,disco-dub,acid,balearic mood,jam session..with smokey vibes!!

?MONK -The Backwoods RMX-?adding touch of more electric deep house groove.Stating with percussive rhythm,their features original’s live instrumental sounds with more dub atmospheric moods.

Already got big reaction from deep house and disco music lover.
This must be big stuff for fans of DJ Harvey and Idjut Boys way of disco sound.

Will be quite limited pressing
Don’t miss this !!
Available from 13.12.2013

DJ Peshay is back with a new album of funk, soul and jazz on Tru Thoughts
Monday, November 25th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Following a string of celebrated releases for the likes of Island and Metalheadz, drum ‘n’ bass legend Peshay turns his midas touch to live funk, jazz and tropical compositions in a vibrant new direction on his first album for Tru Thoughts. Entitled ‘Generation’, the album follows the upfront EP of the same name which has […]

SpectraSoul – Play The Fool ft.Jamie Jooste / Bugsy
Sunday, November 10th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on SpectraSoul – Play The Fool ft.Jamie Jooste / Bugsy

Image: 1585375 The undisputed electronic talents of Dave Kennett and Jack Stevens aka SpectraSoul return to the fore for their first original solo material since their heavily acclaimed debut album of 2012, ‘Delay No More’. The fact that they’re following on with yet more of the most breathtaking drum & bass music manoeuvres in the UK right now should come as no surprise, oozing musicality and substance, a new SpectraSoul record is always an occasion to behold so sit back and let the melodious magic take control, Shogun style.

“Table-tennis, barbecues, and remixes filled our 6 month, post ‘Delay No More’ refresher time period. After pouring everything we had into it, it was a great chance to reflect on the album, and to consider how to move forward. (Enjoying a social life after 18 months of the most anti-social hours imaginable was just another perk!).

It was only late last year, when we moved into a new studio space, that we settled and got back into a more consistent groove of writing original material. ‘Play The Fool’ featuring the vocal talents of Jamie Jooste is the result of an explosion of ideas after a brief period of silence. It is an extension of the themes of ‘Delay No More’, but it also stands as a precursor to an exciting new SpectraSoul project.” Spectrasoul 2013 Available from 21.10.2013

Francy Boland – Playing With The Trio (LP + CD)
Thursday, October 24th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Francy Boland – Playing With The Trio (LP + CD)

Image: 1584762 “There is a two-fold pleasure in listening to the leader of a big band play in a trio setting. First, there is the satisfaction of hearing a voice that is normally in the background being brought to centre stage. As a composer and arranger, Francy Boland typically spoke with many tongues. Like Ellington, he wrote with specific players in mind and so, as with a playwright, we usually hear his thoughts interpreted and given utterance by others. The big band format allows the band-leader to project their ideas in grand form, and with the widest range of tones and emphases. It also allows a reserved composer to hide his own light amidst the blaze of brighter burning stars. Boland was of famously modest and self-effacing nature, so to hear him play in this context is something to treasure. And with Klook and Woode behind him the session is, of course, a perfectly cut gem: unassuming but wholly flawless, and shining with intelligent musical light.

Second, there is a more intellectual pleasure, for with an occasional trio like this one we get to examine the music of a large ensemble in reduced form, and from the most privileged point of view. In the company of the composer himself, the trio guides us through versions of familiar Clarke-Boland numbers that have been pared back to absolute essentials, allowing us to see the delicate forms that reside within the complex machinery of Boland’s arrangements. The thickets of brass and reeds, the star turns by soloists, the sheer noise and drama of the big band all drop away: the songs are stripped down to founding principles, to the clear colours and subtle accents of the compositional heartwood.

And with this trio in particular we also have the privilege of observing the reactions that take place at the core of the band. Not only do we get to hear Boland’s piano in the foreground, but we also hear the quality of his relationship with Klook in direct form. Their interaction cushioned by the supremely constant Jimmy Woode, the two leaders of what was unquestionably the premier European jazz big band of its era can here be heard stretching out on their own material. There was good reason to separate these recordings from their original setting on Boland’s Vogue LP Going Classic, where they had appeared stirred through with orchestral arrangements, for the private conversation between these three master musicians has all the wisdom and reserve that befits vast experience and immaculate good taste. We should feel lucky that we can listen in.”

Personnel:
Francy Boland • piano
Jimmy Woode Jr. • bass
Kenny Clarke • drums
Producted by Gigi Campi
Recorded at Lindstrom Studio, Cologne, February 19th 1967

LP + Bonus CD
side A
1. Nights in Warsaw
2. I’m all smiles
3. Myriam doll
4. Night lady
5. Gamal Sady’n’em

side B
1. Lonely girl
2. Dierdre’s blues
3. The girl and the turk
4. Like someone in love Available from 04.10.2013

Jack Costanzo / The Playboys – Cat Walk / Cat Walk
Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jack Costanzo / The Playboys – Cat Walk / Cat Walk

Image: 1582626 The latest in the TTS series comes with an overtly feline theme. Cat-walk is the name of the game this time out – the name of the label and indeed both tracks. Afro-Cuban percussionist Jack Costanzo plays the cat walks as a sparse, prowling number accentuated by some moody guitar work, sleazed out horns and his own rolling bongos. On the flip side, the Playboys offer up a contrasting take, with a nonchalant, twangy guitar riff leading a purring rock & roll backing. To complete the package, the unique label artwork features none other than 50s burlesque and pin-up legend Betty Paige, out walking her two big cats in typical undress. Miaow!

Available from 22.07.2013

SF duo Myron & E create modern soul music with a classic throwback feel
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The vocal duo is something of a rarity. There have been countless solo stars, trios, quartets and quintets, but the pairing of equally talented singers isn’t nearly as common. Sam and Dave, Ashford and Simpson, the Righteous Brothers and the Everly Brothers comprise a short list of standouts. Enter Myron & E. Myron (Myron Glasper) […]

Little Willie John – It Only Hurts a Little / Don’t Play
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Little Willie John – It Only Hurts a Little / Don’t Play

Image: 1581616 Two irresistible, finger-snapping numbers from one of the finest R&B singers to ever do it – the one and only Little Willie John. Willie John shot to fame in the mid-50s and became one of King Records best-selling artists for a period. He recorded the first and still definitive version of ‘Fever’, setting in motion a trend for the kind of laid back but danceable, jazz infused rhythm & blues which would later gain popularity on the Belgian popcorn scene. More recently, his stop start ‘I’m Shakin” has gained popularity on various music and club scenes and was even covered by Jack White. For my money, ‘It Only Hurts A Little While’ is every bit as good as both that song and indeed ‘Fever’. Listen and see if you agree.

Little Willie John – ‘It Only Hurts a Little While’ b/w ‘Don’t Play With Love’ Available from 03.06.2013

Need For Mirrors / Seven – Merk / Came To Play (NFM remix)
Sunday, April 14th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Need For Mirrors / Seven – Merk / Came To Play (NFM remix)

Image: 1579357 With a discography spanning over 19 years, Philly Blunt is a name synonymous with the classic sound of Drum and Bass/Jungle. Featuring some of Drum and Bass’ most important producers, the Philly Blunt back catalogue is home to the likes of Roni Size, Dillinja, Pleasure, Serum and Heist.

Now one of Drum and Bass’ seminal labels is proud to present a brand new release from London-based duo, Need For Mirrors. One of the biggest new acts to appear in recent years, the groundbreaking production have experienced a meteoric rise, quickly earning releases on prestigious labels such as Shogun, Playaz, Digital Soundboy and Symmetry as well as Goldie’s Metalheadz and Bryan Gee’s V Recordings. Serving up two cuts of their fresh, precise style of DnB, Need For Mirrors’ debut release on Philly Blunt is already smoking the dancefloor.

Need For Mirrors – Merk :

Harking back to the golden days of Drum and Bass, Merk is a blend of the old and new. Featuring hard-hitting percussion, haunting vocal edits and a submerged sub bass, Need For Mirrors keep things simple and effective with their debut track on Philly Blunt.

Seven ft Alys Be – Came to Play (Need For Mirrors Remix) :

Far from the grimy sounds of Merk, Came to Play (Need For Mirrors Remix) sees the duo roll out the chilled vibes. Keeping all the soulful elements of the original and fusing them with a classic Need For Mirrors vibe, melodic vocals and synths combine with a bobbing sub bass. The perfect blend of musicality and dancefloor effect, Came to Play (Need For Mirrors Remix) ends off another slick release from Philly Blunt

TRACKLIST : A: Merk || B: Came To Play Feat. Alys Be (NFM Remix) Available from 25.03.2013

OY is back with another masterpiece of African inflected Electronica
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
Posted in For Facebook, Magazine, News | Comments Off on OY is back with another masterpiece of African inflected Electronica

OY aka Joy Frempong, the half Ghanaian and half Swiss multi versed vocalist is definitely one of a rare breed – at home in the left-of-center sound but gifted with a penchant for writing sticky unforgettable melodies. Three years after her vivacious debut First Box Then Walk, which effortlessly sold out the first pressing and […]

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