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Lyrics Born – Real People
Friday, June 12th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lyrics Born – Real People

Available from 26.06.2015

Everyday People – Super Black / Is It Really That Bad?
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Everyday People – Super Black / Is It Really That Bad?

One of the rarest funk 45s in existence and the rarest 45 on Ellis Taylor’s Forte label flipped with a previously unreleased acetate (has a little bit of background noise but what you gonna do when there is only one copy in the world, we did out best …

Local-Mu12 – Everyday People
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Local-Mu12 – Everyday People

Image: 1612112 The artist/producer collective known as Local-Mu12 are back with a
sophomore album called Eeveryday People. The album features MC
Eiht, Smif n Wessun, Guilty Simpson, Torae, Ras Kass, Planet Asia and
more. It also features a variety of Local-Mu12 members such as Stryfe,
Real McKoy, Fokis, James Moore, The Manorail and more.

1. Everyday People Ft. Liteskin
2. Detroit Riots Ft. Stryfe & Guilty Simpson
3. Been Through It all Ft. MC Eiht & Planet Asia
4. All We Got Ft. Stryfe, Ras Kass, JC & Dana Coppafeel
5. Hood Rich Ft. Oh No, Dana Coppafeel, The Manorail & Stryfe
6. Never Had Ft. Sadat X, Torae & Fokis
7. Overtime Ft. Edo. G, Stryfe & Dana Coppafeel
8. Stone Jungle Ft. Smif-N-Wessun & Fokis
9. Veins Ft. Punchline & Shabaam Sahdeeq
10. I’m A Pimp Ft. Chi-Ali, Young P Livin Proof & Fokis
11. Tryna Live Ft. Fokis & Dana Coppafeel

• Album features MC Eiht, Smif n Wessun, Guilty Simpson, Torae, Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Oh No, Sadat X, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Punchline, Chi-Ali & more
• Vevo support/promotion for all videos – 5 music videos to support album
• Active promotion including radio interviews, press & album reviews Available from 20.10.2017

Dilated Peoples – The Platform
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dilated Peoples – The Platform

Image: 1609700 On the West Coast, gangsta rap held sway in hip-hop as
the 21st century began. The alternative and conscious rap
music of the early-to-mid-90s had all but faded into the
underground. The scene was set for a comeback, perhaps
as a backlash to the perceived violence and misogyny of
gangsta rap’s content. Leading the resurgence of
alternative hip-hop were groups like Jurassic 5, and recent
signees to Capitol Records, a West coast trio that had
been building steam underground since the early 90s
called Dilated Peoples.
Anticipation was high for the release of the debut album
from Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu. (Of the influential
turntablist collective Beat Junkies.) When The Platform
arrived in May of 2000 it was met with critical and
underground acclaim, as well as affording Dilated Peoples
their first Billboard chartings. It featured a back-to-basics
sound with a heavy debt to the old-school hip-hop ethos,
the kind of sound that harkened back to the early days of
legends like De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest. Hits like
“No Retreat” and “The Platform” were bolstered by
Evidence & Rakaa’s subtle, abstract wit, and swift, adroit
wordplay, while DJ Babu provided production chops and
dextrous scratches. On The Platform the trio were joined
by the likes of B-Real, Tha Alkoholiks, Everlast, Planet
Asia, and many more providing guest vocals, while
boasting guest production from The Alchemist & Kut Masta
Kurt, among others.
Since its 2000 release this influential record, which
heralded the return of alternative hip-hop, has never seen
a vinyl reissue. With that, Get On Down-always on top of
giving the greatest hip-hop albums their due-is proud to
present this re-release of The Platform. The rhymes are
still fresh, the production is still pristine, and the album is
now back on vinyl for the first time in 17 years.

A1. So May I Introduce You
A2. The Platform
A3. No Retreat
A4. Guaranteed
B1. Right On
B2. The Main Event
B3. Service
B4. Ear Drums Pop
C1. Years In The Making
C2. Annihilation
C3. Expanding Man
C4. The Last Line Of Defense
D1. Triple Optics
D2. The Shape Of Things To Come
D3. Work The Angles
D4. Ear Drums Pop (Remix) Available from 05.05.2017

Various – James Brown’s Funky People (Part 3)
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – James Brown’s Funky People (Part 3)

Image: 1606745 “Get On Down continues its very welcome obsession with James Brown’s
stable of late ’60s and early ‘70s talent – much of it culled from his People
Records label, including various backing bands – by bringing this firsttime-
ever-on-vinyl package to the world. The third volume in the groundbreaking
Funky People series, originally released on CD in 2000, is just as
incredible as the first two. And maybe even more fascinating to JB fans,
because of the less-heard discoveries lurking in these grooves.
With 12 tracks spanning 1967 to 1975, this is far from a “remainders”
collection. Each cut here packs an undeniable punch. Featuring James’
most talented side-people, including The JBs, Bobby Byrd, Marva Whitney,
Lyn Collins and Vicki Anderson, Volume 3 goes even deeper in the
cut than previous collections, with the white Ohio-based studio crew The
Dapps (featuring drummer / vocalist Beau Dollar), the Dee Felice Trio and
even a cheekily named side crew called the A.A.B.B. (Above Average Black
Band).
There are some impressive covers here, including the Dee Felice Trio’s
driving, jazzy version of James’ “There Was A Time” (known to the
hip-hop nation thanks to Chubb Rock’s “Treat ‘Em Right”), a live version
of Lyn Collins covering the Isley Brothers’ “It’s My Thing”, in addition to
her studio cover of James’ “Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose.” In retrospect it
even sounds like James covers himself on the raw and powerful “Original
Rock Version” of his 1972 hit “Talkin’ Loud And Saying Nothin’,” even
though the Rock version was recorded first, in 1970.
Marva Whitney’s “If You Don’t Give Me What I Want” is as powerful and
emotional as a soul ballad gets. The A.A.B.B.’s “Pick Up The Pieces One
By One” must have made the Average White Band want to hang up their
instruments. And one truly fascinating alternate take here is the
“Undubbed Version” of the JBs’ “Blow Your Head,” with the Moog work
and main Fred Wesley trombone solo removed. It lets the groove shimmer
in whole new light.
The more that newcomers and diehard fans alike dig into the James
Brown and People Records vaults, the more they realize that it’s a neverending
source of truly next-level funk and soul music. And you can be
sure this aural goodness will keep flowing to the public, thanks to the
exhaustive efforts of Get On Down.”

A1. James Brown
Talkin’ Loud & Saying Nothin’
A2. Fred Wesley & The JBs
Blow Your Head
A3. The Believers
Mr. Hot Pants AKA Across The Track (Pts. 1 & 2)
B1. Beau Dollar
Who Knows
B2. Hank Ballard & The Dapps
How You Gonna Get Respect
(When You Haven’t Cut Your Process Yet)
B3. Bobby Byrd
Doin’ The Do
C1. A.A.B.B.
Pick Up The Pieces One By One
C2. Lyn Collins
Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
C3. Sweet Charles
Hang Out & Hustle
D1. Dee Felice Trio
There Was A Time
D2. Vicki Anderson
If You Don’t Give Me What I Want
(I Gotta Get It Some Other Place)
D3. Marva Whitney
It’s My Thing (You Can’t Tell Me
Who To Sock It To) (Live) Available from 25.11.2016

Various – James Brown’s Funky People (Part 1)
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – James Brown’s Funky People (Part 1)

Image: 1607137 Some have made the claim that Get On Down may
love James Brown just a little too much. To which
the label replies, it’s not possible to love James
Brown too much. The label’s welcome obsession
with Mr. Brown and the incredible line up of talent
found on his People Record imprint continues with
the reissue of Funky People Part 1.
Long out of print on vinyl, Funky People Part 1
features the top tier of artists from Brown’s People
Records label, including The J.B.’s, Lyn Collins,
Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. Some of the James
Brown organizations all-time best material is
collected here, including The J.B.’s “Pass The
Peas” and “Hot Pants Road”, Fred Wesley’s in your
face politics through funk statement “Damn Right,
I Am Somebody”, Lyn Collins smash hit “Think
(About It)” and many more.
Newcomers and diehard fans alike continue to dig
into the James Brown and People Records vaults,
and the more they do so, the more they realize that
it’s a nearly never ending source of truly next-level
funk and soul music. And you can be sure this aural
goodness will keep flowing to the public, thanks to
the exhaustive efforts of Get On Down.

1. The J.B.’s – Gimme Some More
2. The J.B.’s – Pass The Peas
3. Lyn Collins – Think (About It)
4. The J.B.’s – Givin’ Up Food For Funk (Part 1)
5. Lyn Collins – Mama Feelgood
6. The J.B.’s – Hot Pants Road
7. Lyn Collins – Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again
8. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Damn Right, I Am Somebody (Parts 1 & 2)
9. Lyn Collins – Take Me Just As I Am
10. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – If You Don’t Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try Again, Party
11. Maceo & The Macks – Parrty (Part 1)
12. Fred & The New J.B.’s – (It’s Not The Express) It’s The JB’s Monaurail (Part 1 Available from 18.11.2016

People Under The Stairs – The Gettin’ Off Stage EP, Step 2
Friday, July 29th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on People Under The Stairs – The Gettin’ Off Stage EP, Step 2

Image: 1605480 17 years since the inception of the group, the duo’s tenth project
reflects back on the path less traveled and distills their unique blend
of funk into this – the second of a series of 6 song EP’s that outline
their long journey to arrive at The Gettin’ Off Stage. Join the duo as
they resurrect for an encore after a very real run in with mortality.
Super high quality, deluxe packaging via a collaboration / joint
venture between Redefinition Records & Thes One’s Piecelock70!

New EP from legendary LA Hip-Hop duo, People Under The
Stairs!

Deluxe packaging includes extra thick jackets, case-wrapped
with high gloss artwork (aka hand-made, tip-on jackets) +
2-tone black & white blended color vinyl (a-side / b-side style,
so each record is unique)

Second release in a series of three individual EPs which form
group’s 3rd album (Step 1 vinyl was released on the group’s
website and completely sold out)

SIDE A
1. Back From The Dead
2. Graffiti On A High School Wall
3. Feels Good
SIDE B
1. Nightrunners
2. STE For Superheroes
3. After These Messages
Performed by Thes One & Double K
Produced by Thes One Available from 26.08.2016

Potatohead People – Big Luxury
Friday, April 10th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Potatohead People – Big Luxury

Image: 1595339 Working on opposite sides of the landmass we call Canada, Vancouver/Montreal duo Potatohead People (producers Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical) have been making waves for quite some time with their signature jazzy boom-bap meets boogie inside the bassbin vibes. Called a “formidable tandem” by OkayPlayer, their sounds have been championed early on by the likes of Kaytranada, Soulection, Nightmares on Wax, Pomo, Exmag, Big Boi, and Phife Dawg. After a few early releases on Vancouver based netlabel Jellyfish Recordings, Brooklyn’s Bastard Jazz reissued their 2012 landmark Kosmichemusik EP and pressed a 7″ released on Valentine’s Day 2013. The association landed their song “Back To My Sh*t” (featuring Frank Nitty of Frank’n’Dank) on a Powerade produced LeBron James documentary and Nick and Astro began working on a debut LP for Bastard Jazz, presented here.

Big Luxury draws from influences disparate as classic jazz, prog rock, disco 90’s hop, DJ Shadow-Era downtempo beats, alongside modern influences like the Brainfeeder crew and new electronic sounds coming out of Nick Wisdom’s adopted hometown of Montreal. What’s resulted is a finely honed, extra buttery album that effortly glides between tempos, but never loses the mood. The album also features a whole host of guest vocalists – J Dilla’s younger brother Illa J, legendary Canadian MC Moka Only, New Zealand’s Sorceress, and Amalia all provide contributions to the sounds within. Big Luxury is a velvety ride through vibes and a magnificent debut for these talented young Canadians.

Tracklisting
1. Intro (No Devices)
2. Blue Charms
3. Explosives (feat. Illa J & Moka Only)
4. Messenger (feat. Sorceress & Mosaic)
5. Palmreader
6. Snapbax
7. Luxury
8. Luv Ya (feat. Amalia)
9. Broke the Pen
10. Seeds (feat. Illa J) Available from 27.03.2015

Potatohead People – Big Luxury
Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Potatohead People – Big Luxury

Image: 1595337 “Big Luxury” schöpft aus unterschiedlichen Einflüssen wie klassischen Jazz, Prog Rock, Disco, 90er Hip Hop, DJ Shadow-Era Downtempo Beats, kombiniert mit modernen Einflüssen wie der Brainfeeder Crew und neuen elektronischen Klängen, die von Nick Wisdoms Wahlheimat Montreal kommen. Das Album enthält eine ganze Reihe von Gastsängers, darunter J Dillas jüngerer Bruder Illa J, der legendäre kanadische MC Moka Only, Neuseelands Sorceress und Amalia. “Big Luxury” ist eine samtige Fahrt durch Vibes und ein großartiges Albumdebüt für diese jungen, talentierten Kanadier. Available from 20.03.2015

Feeding People – Islang Universe
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Feeding People – Islang Universe

Image: 1578986 A band of teenagers making some of the heaviest psychedelic around decades after the 13th Floor Elevators declared their hallucinatory sense of purpose. Produced by Jonny Bell of The Crystal Antlers and Hanni El Khatib.
Beyond the real deal is the unreal deal, and therein lies Feeding People, a band of teenagers making some of the heaviest psychedelic around decadesafter the 13th Floor Elevators declared their hallucinatory sense of purpose. Feeding People was founded and is headed by nineteen-year-old Jessie Jones who channels the raw power of Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick and Janis Joplin at her most primal as she leads with strong, almost vicious vocals, bellowing blasphemies as if possessed by spirits with a masked sweetness reminiscent of Billie Holiday. Her siren call reeled in Chris Alfaro of Free the Robots who produced some of the band’s earliest recordings, all of which were written acoustic and recorded electric in a single take in a’ 6’x10’ walk-in closet with a 4-track recorder and mic stands made of broom handles taped to fire extinguishers. After playing only a couple shows, Feeding People became the second band ever invited to play storied electronic music club Low End Theory, where they shared the stage with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. This is the full length LP recorded and produced by Jonny Bell of The Crystal Antlers and Hanni El Khatib. Available from 15.03.2013

Be prepared for Oddisee’s new full-length LP “People Hear What They See”
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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“This album is about influence, inspiration, perception & reality. Every song was written in an outside environment, so that I could observe the subjects that would become my subject matter. All too often in hip hop, reality is limited to that of the artists own, actual experiences. “People Hear What They See” is my attempt […]

The much-missed spirit of real rock’n’roll is ready to return in the capable hands of Little Barrie …
Monday, July 25th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Nearly four years after their last record, the world’s favourite rock’n’roll-soul-punk-mod-blues band’s new album “King Of The Waves” is released in 2011 on their own Non Delux label, in conjunction with Bumpman, founded by Alan Day, co-owner of Camden’s celebrated Hawley Arms. The album marks the renewal of the band’s working relationship with the mighty […]

Banda Achilifunk & OJO’s “Gitano Real” is the closing chapter of the Achilifunk trilogy …
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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In 2007 “Achilifunk”, a compilation + booklet selected and written by Txarly Brown, was released to much critical acclaim both in Spain and the rest of the world. “Achilifunk” was a surprise which opened the eyes of many, especially in Spain, where, for reasons of age, ridiculous hipsterism or whatever other excuse, people didn’t associate […]

Tony Cook is back to reality …
Monday, December 27th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Tony got his start as James Brown’s drummer (while still a teenager) as soon as he graduated from school. He drummed off and on for James as well as Etta James, all the while recording his own music that sounded nothing like either artist. A bunch of his 7″ singles he produced featuring different artists […]

Rakaa of Dilated Peoples presents his solo album “Crown Of Thorns” …
Thursday, July 1st, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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Coasting down Los Angeles’ 405 highway, Rakaa Iriscience, one third of world-renowned hip hop crew Dilated Peoples, is on his way to the studio to lay down mixes for his upcoming solo album “Crown Of Thorns”, his debut after four albums with his group and countless guest spots. Ask him if this means the end […]

THE SOUL SNATCHERS – real soul music never dies …
Thursday, February 21st, 2008 | Posted in Magazine, News | Comments Off on THE SOUL SNATCHERS – real soul music never dies …

Soul/Jazz/Funk

Douglas Greed / Real
Monday, October 22nd, 2007 | Tags: , , ,
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In his teenage years Douglas Greed aka Real got heavily infected by breakbeat, hip hop and drum & bass. Soon after he started to collect records excessively and he became a well-known dj with residencies in venues like Klub Muna, Kassablanca in Jena and the Forellenkeller in Gera. Thanks to his multi-dimensional musical background it’s […]

Dilated Peoples
Monday, July 30th, 2007 | Tags: , , , , ,
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Celebrated director Jason Goldwatch captures Dilated Peoples’ epic journey through the music industry in all its glory and disappointments.

The Release Party” feature film has been 10 years in the making. Follow Evidence, Rakaa Iriscience and DJ Babu on their journey captured by longtime friend and collaborator Jason Goldwatch. Witness first hand the ups and downs of the music industry through the eyes of a band. How did the ‘anti-everything’ left-of-center group end up on a major label? What got them there? And finally, what freed them from the major label system? Dilated Peoples spill their guts and take it back to basics, once again breathing new life into independent hip hop. This extraordinary package features 7 new and unreleased Dilated Peoples tracks as well as a documentary that will take you where no other camera has ever been …

Reel People
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2003 | Tags:
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Reel People formed in February 2000 when Oli Lazarus and Tom Davidson met and began sharing ideas about their passion for soulful music. Tom was working on a session by East West Connection and at the time Oli was managing the Flying Records shop, also home to Chilli Funk “ East West Connection’s label. They hit it off immediately and not one but two projects were born “ Samson and Reel People …

J-Live: Back For Real
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2002 | Tags:
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He’s back with a brandnew album called “All Of The Above” ! A real album that you can actually buy in a record store near you. Produced by DJ Spinna, Usef Dinero, A Touch of Jazz and J-Live himself. The former MC’s MC breaks it down track by track for us …

People (make the world go round)
Thursday, September 27th, 2001 | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on People (make the world go round)

Mike Slocombe (pic.-r) and Spencer Weekes (pic.-l) are two busy Londoneers. With their Goya distribution they are looking after a whole bunch of labels that wear the “West London” batch. They are promoting one of the town’s hottest sunday clubs, Co-Op and last but not least, these are the geezers behind behind People, the label that co-started the whole Broken Beats movement. With two new albums under their belts “ “Footsteps” , the 3rd volume of the People Make The World Go Round series and SK Radicals’s “When Will We Belong” “ it was about time for a little interview.

DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem – Presents Strange Games & Funky Things Vol.5
Friday, April 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem – Presents Strange Games & Funky Things Vol.5

Image: 1557814 Another classic compilation from the BBE back- catalogue gets re-stocked for the first time, in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

Tracklist:
A1 Ned Doheny – Get It Up For Love
A2 Sylvia – Sweet Stuff
A3 Richard Evans ft. Linda Williams – Capricorn Rising
A4 Sylvia St. James – Motherland
B1 Eddy Senay – Cameo
B2 Cal Tjader – Morning
B3 Francisco Aguabella – Ramon’s Desire
B4 The Philly Armada Orchestra – For The Love Of Money
C1 The Ambassadors – Ain’t Got The Love Of One Girl (On My Mind)
C2 Family Tree – Family Tree
C3 The Perfect Circle – The Hands Of Time
C4 War – War Is Coming, War Is Coming
D1 Hiroshi Fukumura – Hunt Up Wind
D2 Wood, Brass & Steel – Always There
D3 C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7 – Asafo Beesuon / Obaa Yaa Aye Me Bone (Medley) Edit
D4 Bill Summers – Brazilian Skies

The ‘Strange Games’ series which began in the summer of 1997, represents the blueprint for modern R&B and rap music. It joins the dots between 70s soul, 80s rare groove and 90s hip hop. This compilation contains a wide variety styles, from classic dance-floor fillers to lesser known gems. A more accessible ‘digger’s delight’ with an emphasis on quality tracks, not just songs only worth having for a 2 second sample. Featuring a much more worldly selection than its predecessors, tracks by the multi platinum selling War and Sylvia (Founder of Sugarhill Records) sit side by side with world music icons like C.K. Mann and Francisco Aguabella. This volume is the 5th in a series of legendary ‘Strange Games…’ records, this time compiled by the one and only DJ Spinna.

For Fans of: DJ Spinna, Kon & Amir, Strange Breaks & Mr Thing, Deep Funk, Gilles Peterson, Strut Records, Real Music for Real People

Available from 13.05.2016

Various – Sadar Bahar presents Soul In The Hole
Friday, March 18th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Sadar Bahar presents Soul In The Hole

Image: 1576343 Sadar Bahar is surely one of Chicago’s best keep secrets. Since he began collecting records in the early 80’s, he’s built one of the most formidable collections in the world. He and his friends went against the grain, eschewing electronic and techno in favour of hard to find rare groove sounds which they dubbed ‘soul in the hole’. “We sought out the deepest hot stuff available and found out that there was so much untapped music. Our search practically took over our lives. Yet, it was a great investment, because our unique collection has given us dominance.”
One of the most sought after DJs in the world of soul, funk and disco, Sadar Bahar still spins all over the globe, of course playing “strictly vinyl and vinyl only”. Together with Lee Collins he selected 12 tracks for this very special vinyl compilation of ‘Soul in the Hole’, sure to hit home wherever it’s played.

Sadar Bahar: “I was born in Newark, NJ during the late 60’s. My family relocated in Chicago in the early 70’s. I began my DJ pursuit when I was a child. My mom brought me a set of Technique turntables, and the rest is history. I knew at a very early age that I was destined to pursue a career doing what I loved, creating unique sounds of muzik. Muzik has always been my passion. I always hung around the older “old school” crowd who played house. They would play the game,”What you know about this?”. They really influenced my interest and increased my desire to learn more about the unique sound of deep, deep house muzik. Later on some of these same individuals would tell me, “Man, your sounds are too deep for me”.

I began my DJ career in the early 80’s playing house, deep house and rare disco exclusively. During this time Chicago was filled with DJs who played house and disco sounds. However, I chose a different direction, playing rare, hard- to- find grooves. When some of the best-known, popular DJs whom I admired referred to me as a serious deep house muzik collector, a monster was born. All I wanted to do was visit different record stores. I developed a unquenchable desire to create one of the best collections ever. For many years, I spent most of my time in record shops seeking vintage deep house sounds. I soon realized that while I was out searching for the deepest house muzik, people had practically stopped playing muzik, and instead they were playing beat tracks only. Yet they were referring to these tracks as house songs. This was not “original” house muzik! I then retreated even deeper into house muzik. My partners and I began developing our own unique sound, known as SOUL IN THE HOLE muzik. We sought out the deepest hot stuff available and found out that there was so much untapped muzik. Our search practically took over our lives. Yet, it was a great investment, because our unique collection has given us dominance. We have stayed true to the game of spinning, and avoided the tracks and techno/electronics. For us, it’s strictly vinyl and vinyl only.

I thank God for the opportunity to travel the world and share and learn more about this muzik that I love. Muzik lovers are the same all over the world. In many of the countries I have visited there were often language barriers, however, once the muzik began to play, we were able to communicate through our muzik. Muzik really is the universal language.”

For Fans of:
Sadar Bahar, Strange Breaks & Mr Thing, Kon & Amir, Deep Funk, Gilles Peterson, Strut Records, Real Music For Real People

Tracklisting:

A1. Johnny Harris – Odyssey Pt 1
A2. Poetiquette – Soul Melody (Yam Who? Remix)
A3. Maxayn – Bail Out
B1. Seawind – Free
B2. Moses – Striving For Tomorrow
B3. Puzzle People – French Fried Boogie
C1. Sparkles – Trying To Get Over
C2. Carl Grubbs – Scorcher (Instrumental)
D1. Carlos Garnett – Mystery Of Ages
D2. Frédéric Mercier – Spirit

7″ single:

E. Calender – Comin’ On Strong
F. Chuck Higgins & The Wild Bunch – Funkyfied
Available from 01.04.2016

LGK – I Like It / Please
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on LGK – I Like It / Please

Image: 1596379 Two pieces of snarling filter house from NYC heavyweights Robbie Busch aka DJ McBoing Boing – record dealer to the stars, digger extraordinaire, & DJ of sweaty underground parties around the world, and Josh Dunn – one part of the sorely missed 100 limousines, and one third of the holy trinity that put on New York’s legendary Foreal People party.

For two guys so deeply immersed in the rich history of urban dance music, from the Blues & Gospel through deep Disco, Soul, Chicago and Detroit sounds, you could be forgiven for expecting to hear a rich homage to the sounds of the past. Instead we get the future ghost of Ron Hardy playing the record backwards on a janky turntable with a quarter for a counterweight and fucking shit up in every conceivable way.

These two are chiefly concerned with moving things forward, having some fun, and taking no prisoners along the way.

Golf Channel every time!

A. I LIKE IT
B. PLEASE Available from 24.07.2015

Joey Negro & Sean P – Pres. Supafunkanova Vol.1
Friday, January 16th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Joey Negro & Sean P – Pres. Supafunkanova Vol.1

Image: 1594619 To tie in with second installment of Supafunkanova we are re-releasing a re-packaged Volume 1.
Disco historians and top deckhands DJs Joey Negro and Sean P cast the net yet wider with ‘Supafunkanova’, another
retrospective of outstanding 12” tracks from the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Unearthing over 24 gems from their respective colossal record collections, the groovesome twosome pull together some of
the original backstreet 12s which put FUNK into the disco decades.
It’s a collection sure to please all. The hard-bitten funk fan is likely to find something he hasn’t unearthed yet or even knew
existed and the newly initiated disco boogie fan will find this a great place to start his digging. There’s even an exclusive
remix by Joey Negro of the old school classic “We Rap More Mellow” by The Younger Generation, thrown in as an added
bonus.
This DOUBLE CD features some old school rap styles from Billy Lamont and South Bronx, plus some proper jazzy street funk
from Silver Lining, The Pied Piper of Funkingham and Hypertension. For the beat-focused, there are killer breaks to hand with
some old favourites from J. Gayle Gaymon, BLT and Legacy, as well as Ray Munning’s cooler than cool remake of ‘Funky
Nassau’. The gatefold Double LP also features a new and exclusive edit of Foreal People from Joey Negro.
Reigning in sounds from New York, South Carolina, Washington, Boston and Los Angeles, Supafunkanova Vol.1 is an
intoxicating blend of fiercely groovy arrangements, bouncy drumbeats and funk driven synths.
A musical mix still as likely to get the booty shaking as it was over 20 years ago!

CD1
1. Backlash – Hang With The Gang
2. The Pied Piper of Funkingham – Clap Song
3. Ray Munnings – It Could Happen To You
4. Legacy – I’m So Glad
5. J. Gayle Gaymon – (If You) Study Long, You’ll Study Wrong
(Instrumental)
6. BLT – Tighten It Up
7. Hypertension – Got This Feelin’
8. Needa – Come On And Rock
9. Foreal People – Love Begins With You
10. South Bronx – The Bottom Line
11. The Billy Mersey Band – Soul Kick
12. V.I.P. Connection – West Coast Drive
CD2
1. The Younger Generation – We Rap More Mellow
(Joey Negro Remix)
2. Jahneen – Gigolette
3. Billy Lamont & The UNN Band – The Man With The Master Plan
4. Marcia Pharr – I’ll Be The One
5. Leprechaun – Reach Out (And Touch Someone)
6. Jackie Cole & Hot Platnium Fantasy – I’ve Got A Trouble Man
(Sean P Edit)
7. Billy Evans – Prisoner of My Weakness (Joey Negro Edit)
8. Johnny Adams – Feel The Heat, Feel The Beat
9. Silver Lining – Silver Lining
10. Jackie Boy & Nature’s Creation – Freak Unique
11. Standing Room Only – Funk Affair
12. The Power Band – Power Funk Available from 27.02.2015

Various – Southport Weekender (LeFtO)
Friday, June 20th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Southport Weekender (LeFtO)

Image: 1588822 The histories of BBE Music and the Southport Weekender have intertwined since day one. The first release
on the label, Stop & Listen Volume 1, was compiled by Dr Bob Jones, the venerable UK selector who was
for many years an integral part of Southport’s core of resident DJs who helped shape the sound of the
Weekender scene.
Over the past ten years, the label has continued to release multi-genre compilations, mixed with some killer
artist contributions while still finding time to introduce authoritative new collections such as ‘The Kings Of…’
series, always working with veterans and newcomers of the finest stripe. It’s amongst this musical royalty
that the history of the label and the longest running indoor dance and urban music event in the world
continue to converge: an incredible number of Southport Weekender guest artists have been showcased on
the label, Jill Scott, Roy Ayers, Jazzy Jeff, David Rodigan and Kenny Dope amongst them.
With this in mind, we’re most proud to announce a joint venture, building upon this symbiotic relationship
with an anticipated run of joint projects from these two groundbreaking brands: real music for real people
from the world’s friendliest party!
First up is LeFtO whom Fact! Magazine described as “your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ”, affiliated with
Brownswood Recordings, Blue Note, !K7 Records, and one of the most significant tastemakers Europe has
to offer. This bearded early riser is consistently a couple steps ahead of your average early adopter.
He doesn’t wait for the next thing to land on his lap, he actively seeks it out, just take a peek at his playlists
on Belgium’s foremost national radio station Studio Brussels which received compliments from Rough Trade
Shops, Gilles Peterson and has featured on MTV Hive. However, don’t assume that he’s only working
futuristic angles – no sir. Firmly rooted in jazz and hip-hop, he sharpened his digging sensibility working at
the now legendary Music Mania record store in hometown Brussels. His passion for jazz resulted in a remix
album for Blue Note. LeFtO is forever moving forwards but always got an ear in the past. Famed for his
gloriously eclectic dj sets, he switches effortlessly between hip hop, funk breaks, neck-snapping beats,
future bass, south-American influences, along with wild African rhythms. He’s not only a deejay and
producer but also curates his own stage at the Dour Festival and his own nights in the Belgian city of Gent.
World renowned, LeFtO regularly blesses sound systems from Tokyo to Seoul, Singapore to Manila,
Kazakhstan to Germany, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with residencies in Amsterdam and New York.

KEY SELLING POINTS
„h SPW has an active database of 200,000 dedicated fans and the album will be directly marketed
to them
„h Capacity of SPW is 6500 people in the last 10 years it has sold out 6 months prior to the event,
without any line up being announced
„h SPW celebrates its 50th event this May feat DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Carl Cox
„h This part of a series of albums that will celebrate the joy of the Weekender
„h full press and radio campaign UK, France, Germany

TRACKLISTING
CD 1 mixed
1. Reginald Omas Mamode IVth – Keep On
Walking
2. The Breathing Effect – Daydream Prison
3. Nikitch – Don’t Know Why
4. Om Unit – Shine Your Light
5. Diggs Duke – Is It Love? feat. Vaughan
Octavia
6. Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers – It Sure Is
Funky
7. Som Sete – Esquindindin
8. Elias Rahbani – La Dance De Nadia
9. Peshay – Kickin’ It With The Piano feat.
Tonunion
10. Zara McFarlane – Angie La La (Ay Ay Ay
Ay) (Yoruba Soul Remix) feat. Leron Thomas
11. Genius Of Time – Drifting Back
12. Pablo Sánchez – Out and About (Kyodai
Remix)
13. Rodendion – Well Done
14. Karizma – Hear and Now feat. Osunlade
15. Detroit Swindle – Under The Spell
16. Kid Fonque and Zaki Ibrahim – 2Sides
17. Sam Sanders – Face At My Window

CD 2 unmixed
1. Reginald Omas Mamode IVth – Keep On
Walking
2. The Breathing Effect – Daydream Prison
3. Nikitch – Don’t Know Why
4. Om Unit – Shine Your Light
5. Som Sete – Esquindindin
6. Sam Sanders – Face At My Window
7. Peshay – Kickin’ It With The Piano feat.
Tonunion
8. Zara McFarlane – Angie La La (Ay Ay Ay
Ay) (Yoruba Soul Remix) feat. Leron Thomas
9. Pablo Sánchez – Out and About (Kyodai
Remix)
10. Karizma – Hear and Now feat. Osunlade
11. Detroit Swindle – Under The Spell
12. Kid Fonque and Zaki Ibrahim – 2Sides

WEBLINKS www.lefto.be www.southportweekender.co.uk
www.mixcloud.com/leftooo www.gillespetersonworldwide.com Available from 30.05.2014

The Natural Yogurt Band present their debut album on Jazzman Records …
Friday, May 23rd, 2008 | Tags: ,
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Soul/Jazz/Funk

COUP D’Etat presents album by SOUL PURPOSE trio …
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Martha High
Monday, November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Martha High

Original Funky Diva Martha High has been an integral part of James Brown’s life and career for more than 30 years. She was his backing vocalist, hair stylist, payroll master and his always loyal and reliable confidant. The idea for this project was hatched back in 2014, when Martha was visiting producer DJ Pari, head […]

Martha High teams up with mighty Japanese Osaka Monaural to pay homage to JB’s Funky Divas
Monday, November 13th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Original Funky Diva Martha High has been an integral part of James Brown’s life and career for more than 30 years. She was his backing vocalist, hair stylist, payroll master and his always loyal and reliable confidant. The idea for this project was hatched back in 2014, when Martha was visiting producer DJ Pari, head […]

Ryan Porter – Spangle-Lang Lane (BF RSD)
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ryan Porter – Spangle-Lang Lane (BF RSD)

Image: 1615588 Running in parallel with the powerful wave of transformation that occurred
with the advent of recording technology in the 1800s, children’s music has
been a critically important part of the evolving pace of modern culture.
Through the entire body of children’s music, few have truly deviated from
the normal harmonic and melodic structures of past composers. This is
about to change in the fall of 2017 as West Coast Get Down co-founder
Ryan Porter will present Spangle-Lang Lane, a collection of music
that revamps and puts a facelift on some of the world’s most beloved
children’s songs.
The ethos of Spangle-Lang Lane equally lives in the visual realm,
coupled with puppets and a flm series that takes on the life of the West
Coast Get Down and various jazz luminaries. From episode to episode,
you can expect to see main characters Ryan Porter and Crazy Jake,
along with puppet versions of Duke Ellington, Kamasi Washington, Louis
Armstrong, Brandon Coleman, Tony Williams, Terrace Martin, Miles
Davis, Thundercat, John Coltrane, and many others. As the in?uence
of Sesame Street started to flter into Ryan Porter’s dreams, he quickly
sought out the right tools and knowledge for creating his own puppets.
Ryan adds more detail on how the puppet world of the album formed.
“The vision for having puppets as part of Spangle-Lang Lane came
from the in?uence of the magical world of Jim Henson, but I also had a
dream where I could see all of these puppets so vividly playing gigs and
recording. I had these dreams so much that I looked into puppet making
classes so that I could learn how to make these characters that I saw so
vividly in my dreams. After a few years of learning how to make puppets,
which is not an easy thing to do, I fnally made prototypes of the puppets
that I had seen in my dreams. These puppets are the ones that I use
to flm in my videos to help teach kids music lessons and history about
older musicians that aren’t with us any longer. The type of musicians that
made a huge impact on how music sounds today, revamped through the
power of puppetry.”
For the Spangle-Lang Lane record release event, Ryan Porter will take
the puppets he’s created and the momentum of the video series for a
special concert in Los Angeles this fall. The puppets will take the stage
with Ryan to perform the music off the LP, striving to create a unique
concert experience the jazz world has never seen. This fall will serve as
a very special stretch of time for Ryan Porter and Spangle-Lang Lane,
bringing to light a lifelong pursuit that will have the power to beneft
thousands of people across current and future generations. SpangleLang Lane is an achievement unlike any other, serving as the latest
chapter of the West Coast Get Down’s growing legacy and the beginning
of Ryan Porter’s tenure in the spotlight.

1. Spangle-Lang Lane Theme
2. ABC Song
3. Itsy Bitsy Spider
4. Little Boy Blue
5. Rain Rain Go Away
6. Ants Go Marching One By One
7. Row Row Row Your Boat
8. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

• Features and collaborations across Spangle-Lang Lane include renowned LA based musicians Kamasi Washington (alto sax, percussion), Ronald Bruner Jr. (drums), Adam
Turchin (tenor sax), Miles Mosley (bass, percussion), Cameron Graves (piano, vocals) and more
• “The LP is something that I would like to see impact children in a creative way, helping them to see the power of positive change through music.” – Ryan Porter Available from 24.11.2017

Conforce
Monday, October 2nd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Boris Bunnik is a versatile and creative soul from the island of Terschelling, Holland. He uses music making as a way of exploring his place in the world, of explaining his feelings and of processing life. It is for that reason that he has so many aliases and releases so much music (to the point […]

Hüsker Dü – Savage Young Dü (3CD+Book)
Friday, September 29th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Hüsker Dü – Savage Young Dü (3CD+Book)

Image: 1611804 Das Team von Numero Group tut Punkrock-Fans im November einen sehr großen Gefallen. Dann veröffentlicht das Label ein Box-Set mit alten Songs von Hüsker Dü. Auf “Savage Young Dü” finden sich alle Songs, die die Band zwischen 1979 und 1982 aufgenommen hat, insgesamt knapp 70 Songs, 47 davon waren bislang unveröffentlicht. Außerdem erscheint dazu auch ein 144-seitiges Booklet, das die Geschichte und Bedeutung der Band ausleuchtet. Numero Group hat sich die Mühe gemacht, den besten Sound aus den schrammeligen alten Aufnahmen zu holen, die im Original auf SST Records erschienen sind. Damals hatte die Band kein Geld, sich um einen besseren Sound zu kümmern. Hüsker-Dü-Bassist Greg Norton: “Hearing this stuff for the first time in a couple of decades, I [was] realizing the historical significance of what we were doing at the time”, erklärt er. “Of course, at the time, we were a bunch of kids playing rock ‘n’ roll in the basement. But the potential that Hüsker had showed right out of the gate.”

“We created this blistering wall of sound – bright white radio static with occasional melody.” – Bob Mould
“It was like rolling down a hill aware of the bumps, but focusing on blowing people’s minds and completely wearing out the audience.” – Grant Hart
“We didn’t know what hardcore was. We just got up there and played real fast and loud.” – Greg Norton
Package details:

– Formate: 3CDs / Tip on jackets / 144-page hardcover book / Linen-finished slipcase / 69 songs, 47 previously unissued / Flyerography / 40 previously unpublished photographs / 12,000 word essay by Erin Osmon / Sessionography by Paul Hilcoff / Remastered from the original analog tapes

Tracklisting: CD1 1. Do You Remember? 2. Sore Eyes 3. Can’t See You Anymore 4. Picture Of You 5. The Truth Hurts 6. Do The Bee 7. Nuclear Nightmare 8. All I’ve Got To Lose Is You 9. Chinese Rocks 10. Uncle Ron 11. Data Control 12. Insects Rule The World 13. You’re Too Obtuse 14. Outside 15. Sexual Economics 16. What Went Wrong? 17. Statues 18. Amusement 19. Writer’s Cramp 20. Let’s Go Die 21. Walk With The Wounded 22. Industrial Grocery Store / CD2 1. Drug Party 2. Call On Me 3. Termination 4. I’m Tired Of Doing Things 5. Stick It To Me 6. Wheels 7. All Tensed Up 8. Don’t Try To Call 9. I’m Not Interested 10. Guns At My School 11. Push The Button 12. Gilligan’s Island 13. MTC 14. Don’t Have A Life 15. You’re Naive 16. Strange Week 17. Big Sky 18. Ultracore 19. Let’s Go Die 20. Won’t Say A Word 21. Don’t Try It 22. Private Hell 23. Diane 24. Sex Dolls / CD3 1. In A Free Land 2. What Do I Want? 3. M.I.C. 4. Target 5. Signals From Above 6. From The Gut 7. Blah, Blah, Blah 8. Punch Drunk 9. Bricklayer 10. Afraid Of Being Wrong 11. Sunshine Superman 12. Signals From Above 13. Everything Falls Apart 14. Wheels 15. Target 16. Obnoxious 17. Gravity 18. Do You Remember? 19. Travel In Opposite Car 20. It’s Not Funny Anymore 21. Real World 22. Out On A Limb 23. It’s Not Fair Available from 15.12.2017

Hüsker Dü – Savage Young Dü (4LP+Book)
Friday, September 29th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Hüsker Dü – Savage Young Dü (4LP+Book)

Image: 1611807 Experience the punishing sonic origins of a punk icon. Collected here for the first time, and skillfully remastered from original board tapes, demos, and session masters, this collection is an authoritative chronicling of the wellspring and maturation of Grant Hart, Greg Norton and Bob Mould—three St. Paul teenagers who’d go on to become the most heralded trio of the American punk underground. Follow the Hüskers to their earliest gigs in 1979, through extensive road dog touring, and to the start of their partnership with West Coast tastemak er SST in 1983.

This primitive stage in the fabled car eer of Hüsk er Dü is presented as a deluxe box set and packaged with a hardbound book crammed full of never before seen photos, flyers, and a sprawling essay with participation from the band. Spread across four LPs or three CDs, 47 of the 69 songs compiled here are previously unissued. Also included are Statues/Amusement, In A Free Land, Everything Falls Apart, and an alternate recording of the Land Speed Record set.

“We created this blistering wall of sound—bright white radio static with occasional melody.” —Bob Mould
“It was like rolling down a hill aware of the bumps, but focusing on blowing people’s minds and completely wearing out the audience.”—Grant Hart
“We didn’t know what hardcore was. We just got up there and played real fast and loud.”—Greg Norton

Package details:

•4 LPs or 3CDs
•Tip on jackets or die cut sleeves
•108-page or 144-page hardcover book
•Linen-finished slipcase
•69 songs, 47 previously unissued
•Flyerography
•40 previously unpublished photographs
•12,000 word essay by Erin Osmon
•Sessionography by Paul Hilcoff
•Remastered from the original analog tapes

200.1
Side A
1. Do You Remember?
2. Sore Eyes
3. Can’t See You Anymore
4. Picture Of You
5. The Truth Hurts
6. Do The Bee
7. Nuclear Nightmare
8. All I’ve Got To Lose Is You
Side B
1. Chinese Rocks
2. Uncle Ron
3. Data Control
4. Insects Rule The World
5. You’re Too Obtuse
6. Outside
7. Sexual Economics
8. What Went Wrong?

200.2
Side C
1. Statues
2. Amusement
3. Writer’s Cramp
4. Let’s Go Die
5. Walk With The Wounded
6. Industrial Grocery Store
Side D
1. Drug Party
2. Call On Me
3. Termination
4. I’m Tired Of Doing Things
5. Stick It To Me
6. Wheels

200.3
Side E
1. All Tensed Up
2. Don’t Try To Call
3. I’m Not Interested
4. Guns At My School
5. Push The Button
6. Gilligan’s Island
7. MTC
8. Don’t Have A Life
9. You’re Naive
10. Strange Week
11. Big Sky
12. Ultracore
13. Let’s Go Die
Side F
1. Won’t Say A Word
2. Don’t Try It
3. Private Hell
4. Diane
5. Sex Dolls
6. In A Free Land
7. What Do I Want?
8. M.I.C.
9. Target
10. Signals From Above

200.4
Side G
1. From The Gut
2. Blah, Blah, Blah
3. Punch Drunk
4. Bricklayer
5. Afraid Of Being Wrong
6. Sunshine Superman
7. Signals From Above
8. Everything Falls Apart
9. Wheels
10. Target
11. Obnoxious
12. Gravity
Side H
1. Do You Remember?
2. Travel In Opposite Car
3. It’s Not Funny Anymore
4. Real World
5. Out On A Limb
6. It’s Not Fair

CD Tracklist is same order, split as follows:
CD1 – Sides A, B, C
CD2 – Sides D, E, F (Tracks 1-5)
CD3 – Sides F (Tracks 6-10), G, H Available from 15.12.2017

Blond:ish
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Blond:ish got their kickstart into the music world after they claimed the World Air Guitar Championship title in Montreal in 2008. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of gigs, music releases and a never ending mission to spread love and expand consciousness through music. As members of the notorious Kompakt and Get Physical families along […]

The Necessaries – Event Horizon
Friday, August 4th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Necessaries – Event Horizon

Image: 1610515 Arthur Russell epitomised the spirit that defined downtown NYC in the 70s and 80s. Yet his inability to complete projects resulted in limited output. Be With now present the reissue of Event Horizon, an album Arthur did finish with his cult group The Necessaries. Criminally neglected for 35 years, its scarcity on vinyl has caused it to evade his most diehard fans and its relative obscurity has rendered it largely unknown, even amongst Arthur acolytes.

Arthur played keys in the new wave/power pop quartet, as well as writing half the songs and contributing his inimitable vocals and avant-garde cello. Fronted by the muscular guitar of lead singer Ed Tomney, the band was rounded out by Ernie Brooks (The Modern Lovers) on bass and drummer Jesse Chamberlain (ex-Red Crayola). The record was produced by the legendary Bob Blank and featured the pulsing trombone of Peter Zummo.

Event Horizon represents the partial overhaul given to The Necessaries’ first record Big Sky (1981). Renamed and relaunched in 1982, The New York Rocker described the revised LP as benefitting from “some shuffling, some trimming of deadweight and the setting of real gems in their place. The biggest plus – “More Real” – is easily the prettiest song the Zombies never wrote”. That track, as well as the towering “Driving And Talking At The Same Time” (below), “Detroit Tonight”, “On The Run” and “The Finish Line”, came from the pen of Arthur. They are undoubtedly the best tracks on the album, wonderfully capturing Arthur’s softer, more melodic approach to pop.

With an uncompromising post punk attitude, The Necessaries blended distorted guitars and loud drums with melodious, intelligent songwriting. It’s weird and minimal, but it’s still resolutely pop. Like much of Arthur’s work, the songs are warm, shimmering and modern, catchy, hypnotic and utterly timeless. As well as handling a lot of the lead vocals, he arranged the tracks too, stripping away some of the new wave poppiness and adding his signature beautiful moodiness. It sounds like the most transcendent idea of what pop music could be.

Event Horizon should’ve been one of the most influential records in rock music history. Like most slept-on classics, it didn’t make the immediate impact it intended to, and was forgotten by Sire and, eventually, by fans. Nevertheless, Arthur forged ahead with his solo career after abruptly quitting the band by jumping out of the van at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel in New York, while on the way to an important gig.

Whilst Event Horizon will appeal to all Arthur Russell completists, it demands further examination beyond his fans. It’s long been an elusive missing piece to the lore of the downtown scene, but it won’t be for much longer. Art Pop? Jangle Pop? Power Pop? Whatever. Far ahead of its time, this is pure pop for now people.

The original, iconic artwork has been faithfully restored whilst Simon Francis’ dextrous mastering adds real clarity throughout. As ever, the record has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g. Additionally, the album features extensive liner notes on a printed inner sleeve by renowned writer and friend of the downtown scene Mikey IQ Jones.

Tracklisting
1 Rage
2 More Real
3 Like No Other
4 Driving And Talking At The Same Time
5 Aeiou
6 Sahara
7 Europe
8 State-Of-The Art
9 The Finish Line
10 Detroit Tonight
11 On The Run
12 Paceways Available from 29.09.2017

URBS – Urbs (2LP)
Friday, July 28th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on URBS – Urbs (2LP)

Image: 1609319 It has been eleven long years since Urbs dropped his last album which was called “Toujours Le Meme Film”. Back then, the musician, DJ and producer created the soundtrack to a fictitious Film Noir, which was released on Kruder & Dorfmeister‘s G-Stone Label, but after touring Europe he almost completely retreated from public life. He does not consider his creativity as being his career, but rather as a part of his life which rarely is subject to concrete planning, and that is why Urbs quite consciously took his time to create his latest –untitled- album.

Urbs: “A lot of people totally appreciated my last album “Toujours Le Meme Film”, and over the years I’ve learned that it really means a lot to some of them. Which was a burden, because, obviously, you do not want to disappoint these people. By now, I think enough water went down Danube river to perhaps surprise some of them with something completely new. Those who know me know that I’ve always simply produced dope hip hop tracks.”

This time, as a consequence, this is no all instrumental album but a collection of 12 soulful hip hop tunes that feature some handpicked vocalist of the international rap, dancehall and soul scenes. On the album right next to EMC’s Wordsworth or R.A. the Rugged Man from New York, you will hear Ward 21 from Kingston, Jamaica, Voice Monet from New Orleans, One Self’s Blu Rum 13 from Washington DC, as well as long time companions like Skero from Vienna or Blabbwona from the group Abstract Art, who now lives in Munich by choice.

With a wink of the eye, Urbs replies to the question what it felt like recording an album together with vocalists after having released several instrumental albums: “Generally speaking, letting go of the songs and surrendering myself to the MCs gave me a hard time. You spend a lot of time with a song and build a certain kind of relationship. The music creates pictures in your mind and often its meaning is hard to grasp for the producer. And then, an MC starts rapping over it and it is a little bit like your older brother’s rude friends turn your child’s room in a mess – in your presence.”

There also is a simple answer to the question of why the album has no title: “This album, so to say, is my competitive exhibition in this field and owing to the endlessly long ripening process it is wonderfully and intensively boiled down and on point. Therefore, no intros, no interludes, no title, no gimmicks, simply 12 good songs – period.”

Besides the album, two Remix EPs will be released with re-works by Retrogott, Brenk Sinatra, Visoneers (Marc Mac of 4 Hero), Peter Kruder, Cookin’ Soul, J*Star, Flip (Texta) and others.
The artwork is made by DJ DSL.

Vinyl 2-LP:
A1 – Happy Days (feat. Bagi & Sarah Ann)
A2 – 10.000 Years Behind Me (feat. Trac)
A3 – Give Up (feat. Eighty Bug & Tyna)
B1 – Get Wid It (feat. Tyna)
B2 – Fiass in d´Hand (feat. Skero & Kayo)
B3 – Hands Up (feat. R.A. The Rugged Man & Big Earth)
C1 – Why We (feat. Ward 21)
C2 – Holdin´ Back (feat. Wordsworth)
C3 – Concussion (feat. BluRum13)
D1 – Code Of The Snake (feat. Blabbwona)
D2 – Freeze Frame (feat. Trac & Voice Monet) *vinyl only*
D3 – Hey (feat. Wordsworth)
D4 – Shines Inside (feat. Aina Roxx & Mr. Milk) Available from 08.09.2017

Lee Van Dowski
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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The very name exudes style and intrigue-a country lord, perhaps, who at night throws open the manor gates to host all-night bacchanals legendary for their wine and song. And though the French-born, Geneva-based artist may not have a manor to his name, the rest isn’t far off the mark. Born Renaud Lewandowski, Lee has earned […]

Photay – Onism
Thursday, July 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Photay – Onism

Image: 1610891 Nature documentaries of the 1970s used synthesizer music to score messages about species endangerment and environmental disaster prevention. Electronic instrumentation was in itself an ominous warning of the reckless advancement of technology and an effort to audition a utopian harmony between people and machines and nature.

Photay’s debut full-length Onism inherits the same historical tension in an age of climate change and social media addiction. It is also a reflection of personal conditions, a meditation on place, community, and its creator’s own embodied history. The word ‘onism,’ invented by John Koenig, means the frustration of being stuck in just one body that inhabits only one place at a time.

To grasp onism is to be apprised of how little of the world you have experienced, are experiencing, or will ever experience. Photay (Evan Shornstein) composed Onism in the heart of Brooklyn and shrouded by the silence of national parks or on trips home to the woodlands of the Hudson Valley in between touring the urban centers of foreign countries. Scattered but connected, Onism’s music is a constellation that rips across the night sky of time, charting an emotional reality defined by sadness and joy, dread and wonder.
credits
releases August 11, 2017

original music written, produced and recorded by Evan Shornstein in Woodstock & Brooklyn, NY
co-mixed by Joshua Pleeter at Crooked Smile Studio
mastered by Phil Moffa at Butcha Sound Studies

additional synths and production by Toby Gale on ‘Inharmonious Slog’
saxophone performed by Jaedon Alvira on ‘Inharmonious Slog’, ‘Balsam Massacre’, ‘Eco Friend’ and ‘Aura’
balafon performed by Evan Shornstein on ‘The Everyday Push’
cello performed by Gabriel Dresdale on ‘Storm’ and ‘Bombogenesis’
lyrics written and performed by Madison McFerrin on ‘Outré Lux’
lyrics written and performed by Evan Shornstein on ‘Aura’
backing vocal harmonies written & performed by Elisa Coia on ‘Aura’

front cover photo taken by Jack Tumen in Yosemite, California
back cover photo taken by Evan Shornstein in Grand Teton, WY

1. Screens
2. Inharmonious Slog 04:20
3. The Everyday Push 05:33
4. Storm
5. Outré Lux (feat. Madison McFerrin) 04:01
6. Balsam Massacre
7. Eco Friend
8. Off-Piste
9. Aura 04:48
10. Bombogenesis 06:35
Available from 11.08.2017

Illa J
Monday, June 26th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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From deep musical origins in Detroit, rapper/singer/songwriter Illa J has been slowly navigating his way through the oft-turbulent waters of Hip-Hop since the tender age of 13, when the young John Yancey aka Illa J wrote his first rhyme alongside his brother, the late great J Dilla. After his brother’s passing in ’06, he began […]

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