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Die finnische Jazz-Formation Jukka Eskola Soul Trio mit ihrem neuen Longplayer auf Timmion Records
Monday, April 24th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Die finnische Jazz-Szene kocht 2017 über. Eines der prominentesten Talente ist der Trompeter Jukka Eskola. Zehn Jahre voller Abenteuer in allen möglichen Ecken des Jazz hat er bereits erlebt: die Tanzflächenfeuerwerke des Five Corners Quintet, den rauen Expressionismus von Mikko Innanens kleiner Big Band, Jimi Tenors kosmischen Jazz und natürlich seine nach CTI klingenden Solo-Aufnahmen. […]

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Happiness In Every Style (Timmion)
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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This Autumn, Nicole Willis rolls out with her third album made together with The Soul Investigators “Happiness In Every Style”. It is bound to send shivers through backs all around the world.

CD TRCD12001 / LP+MP3 TRLP12001
Release: 02-10-15
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Tortured Soul (Timmion)
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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The shining stars of contemporary soul music, Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators re-emerge in early 2013 with their much anticipated album “Tortured Soul” on the Timmion Records label.

CD TIMMION007CD / 2LP TIMMION007LP
Release: 01-03-13
Jonny Benavidez & Cold Diamond & Mink – Tell Me That You Love Me
Monday, October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jonny Benavidez & Cold Diamond & Mink – Tell Me That You Love Me

Image: 1616234 This next chapter of Timmion’s talent scouting in the US will land home with the Purple Heart of Soul, and turn even the coldest of us to the love side. No prisoners taken. It’s time for Jonny Benavidez to lay his falsetto over the ever smooth backing of Cold Diamond & Mink. With the sweet as candy mid-pacer “Tell Me That You Love Me” he should go the whole mile.

Those, who have an insatiable thirst for crossover soul sounds by groups such as The Commands and TSU Toronadoes, should snatch up this piece of wax without haste. Texas made and California raised, Jonny has polished his teeth for years in doo wop groups and sung backing harmonies for big names such as Archie Bell and Eugene Pitt from The Jive Five. Currently residing in Austin, Texas he’s forming and coating even more sweet tracks for Timmion.

It might not break the charts, but for some with the proper ear for beauty, this will undoubtedly be the new soul record of the year. Have a listen, if you are one of those privileged people.

Tracklisting
1. Jonny Benavidez & Cold Diamond & Mink – Tell Me That You Love Me
2. Cold Diamond & Mink – Tell Me That You Love Me (Instrumental)
Available from 24.11.2017

Jukka Eskola Soul Trio
Monday, May 1st, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Die finnische Jazz-Szene kocht 2017 über. Eines der prominentesten Talente ist der Trompeter Jukka Eskola. Zehn Jahre voller Abenteuer in allen möglichen Ecken des Jazz hat er bereits erlebt: die Tanzflächenfeuerwerke des Five Corners Quintet, den rauen Expressionismus von Mikko Innanens kleiner Big Band, Jimi Tenors kosmischen Jazz und natürlich seine nach CTI klingenden Solo-Aufnahmen. […]

Hampshire & Foat – Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand
Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Hampshire & Foat – Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand

Image: 1609946 Multi talented UK Jazz Pianist Greg Foat has teamed up with Mercury Award nominated “The Bees” member and multi instrumentalist Warren Hampshire to collaborate on a new LP drawing on their diverse musical influences. Classic British library music, 60s Italian soundtracks & lost Americana combined with touches of modern classical, minimalism, Jazz and Folk. Featuring many members of Greg and Warren’s previous bands and one of the U.Ks finest Jazz drummers, Clark Tracy, the LP also features an Edinburgh orchestra and soloists hand picked and scored by the boys. Recorded all analogue onto 2″ multitrack in Edinburgh, mixed down by Mattias Glavå at his studio in Gothenburg, Sweden then mastered and cut in Helsinki, Finland, it’s truly a European affair flying in the face of the brexit nightmare.

– Warren Hampshire from The Bees teams up with pianist Greg Foat
– Recorded with full orchestra all anolog to tape
– Mixed down on fully analog desk from tape direct to the old Sun studios 1/4 Valve tape machine.
– Hand made paste back sleeve with 60s style gloss finish.
– Mastered from Tape direct to lathe at Timmion Cutting Studios Finland.
– Sleeve notes by Bob Lind

Tracklisting
1 Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
2 Lullaby
3 The Solar Winds (& Cadenza)
4 A Long Way Home
5 End Song
6 All Washed Up
7 How the Nights Can Fly
8 End Song (Reprise) Available from 09.06.2017

Jukka Eskola Soul Trio – Introducing The Soul Trio
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jukka Eskola Soul Trio – Introducing The Soul Trio

Image: 1608891 Mit diesem Souljazz-Slammer stellt Timmion Jukka Eskola, einen der ikonischsten, zeitgenössischen Jazzer Finnlands, vor. Trompeter Eskolas Soul Trio klingt genau so, wie der Name schon sagt, die goldene Ära des 60’s Soul Jazz. Das Trio, bestehend aus Trompete, Orgel und Schlagzeug, liefert einen Klang, der klassische Prestige-Aufnahmen von Jack McDuff, Willis Jackson und Gene Ammons in Erinnerung bringt. Available from 24.03.2017

Bardo Martinez & The Soul Investigators – Bad Education (Ft. Ernie Hawks)
Friday, February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bardo Martinez & The Soul Investigators – Bad Education (Ft. Ernie Hawks)

Image: 1608308 Bad Education is a soulful heater that will shake your hips and your social consciousness. Inspired by the afro-latin soul blends from the likes of Joe Bataan and Ray Barreto, this collaboration between Timmion Records and Yemayá Sol Records – brainchild of Bardo Martinez (lead singer of Chicano Batman), makes a statement.

The horn laden groove will transport the listener to a summer in New York. The memorable flute line by Ernie Hawks is flavorfully funky while the pulsating tumbao of the conga carries the vitality of a Nuyorican neighborhood in full effect.

The force of the rhythm section provides the vehicle by which Martinez lays down a fiery indictment of educational institutions, defining them as a mouthpiece to the military industrial complex.

The music and the message flow together in a very classic sense, packing a punch that gives it to the man, necessary now more than ever!

Tracklisting
1 Bad Education (Vocal) [feat. Ernie Hawks]
2 Bad Education (Instrumental) Available from 18.08.2017

DJ Platurn – In Love (feat. E da Boss)
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Platurn – In Love (feat. E da Boss)

Image: 1608599 DJ Platurn has built a reputation as a tastemaker with vision and a sense of community and in turn preserving crucial aspects of DJ and music culture. Founder of the Oakland Faders and The 45 Sessions.

Best known as one-half of soul duo Myron & E, Newark native Eric ‘E’ Cooke aka E Da Boss is the definition of a multifaceted artist. It began with DJing and a love of hip-hop, which eventually turned into producing, and ultimately brought him to singing and songwriting both alongside Myron and on his own.

Since then Myron & E have toured the world and released their own music (Stones Throw) as well as collaborated with c with The Soul Investigators (Timmion Records) , The Soul Surfers (Ubiquity Records), in the meantime E has contributed vocals to a track for UK sensation The Gene Dudley Group’s sophomore album on Wah Wah 45s, as well as releasing material under the moniker Lucid Paradise alongside Ishtar on The Whole Truth Records and a few 45s as part of The Pendletons on his own independent label Slept On Records. It’s an exciting time for fans of E’s music, as it appears new sounds are on the horizon, starting with this limited edition 45!

Tracklisting
1 In Love (feat. E da Boss & Ishtar) [clip]
2 Lie to Kick It (feat. E da Boss) [clip]
3 Lie to Kick It (Bonus Beats) [feat. E da Boss] Available from 24.02.2017

Cold Diamond & Mink – This Love (Instrumental)
Friday, January 20th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Cold Diamond & Mink – This Love (Instrumental)

Image: 1608307 When the seasoned singer and musician Bobby Oroza lay his gentle voice on tape at the Timmion Labs a year ago, nobody knew what was about to happen. The beat ballad “This Love” on the Stylart sublabel, flew out and the first pressing was sold out within a week. A dj issue was sold for a hundred dollars at an auction even before the record was released. The hype was real.

Originally the lengthy vocal take was spread on two sides, persuading dj’s to spin it with two copies to get the full experience. This pleasure can now be extended even further by rocking the instrumental backing by Cold Diamond & Mink before cutting to the vocal. Or, if you prefer it sans vocal, keep it instrumental all the way. Incidentally, not many are aware that Bobby plays the organ here.

For fans of Bobby’s extremely personal style, he has new tracks in the pipeline, and man are they potent. Keep your ear tuned to Timmion and Stylart, the official home of post-millennial soul sounds.   

Tracklisting
1 This Love (Instrumental, Part 1)
2 This Love (Instrumental, Part 2) Available from 03.03.2017

Pratt & Moody – Lost Lost Lost (Ft.Cold Diamond & Mink)
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pratt & Moody – Lost Lost Lost (Ft.Cold Diamond & Mink)

Image: 1608306 The third outing on the Timmion sublabel Stylart presents two musical heavyweights from up north. Pratt & Moody are Tuomo Prättälä and Markus Nordenstreng, neither of which are strangers to singing, songwriting or playing instruments in jazz, soul or rock circles in Finland.

On “Lost Lost Lost” Pratt is heard on vocals and Moody on guitar. Recently they have performed under the contemporary americana duo Tuomo & Markus, but now it’s time to hear their take on old school soul balladry. It’s not reaching too far from home since Tuomo has worked on soul and r&b as a solo artist for 10 years already, dating back to his debut single “Don’t Take It Too Hard” from 2007. Markus has also three solo albums under his belt and has also collaborated with artists and groups such as Kris Kristoffersson, Wayne Kramer, Levon Helm and Wilco.

Backed by the Stylart house band Cold Diamond & Mink “Lost Lost Lost” takes the listener to the soundscapes of classic late 60’s West Coast soul. It’s not a song of many words, but once the mood pulls you in, you’ll be locked for a while, and asking for a second helping. This one is a firme rola for sure.

Tracklisting
1 Lost Lost Lost (Vocal) [feat. Cold Diamond & Mink]
2 Lost Lost Lost (Instrumental) [feat. Cold Diamond & Mink] Available from 03.02.2017

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2016
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Das Jahr 2016 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

Bobby Oroza – This Love Pt.1&2
Friday, September 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bobby Oroza – This Love Pt.1&2

Image: 1606443 Nach der rasant ausverkauften Single von Fred präsentiert das Timmion Sub-Label Stylart mit Bobby Oroza erneut einen Deep Soul-Sänger der Extraklasse. Bobby Orozas “This Love” ist unprätentiöse Musik über Liebe, Romantik und Herzschmerz, die den Geist zu kalifornischen Sonnenuntergängen und glänzenden Fahrzeugen mitnimmt. Available from 14.10.2016

Cold Diamond & Mink – Queen Of Soul
Saturday, August 27th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Cold Diamond & Mink – Queen Of Soul

Image: 1606058 Ein romantischer Banger auf dem exquisiten Timmion Label aus dem Umfeld von Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators. Available from 23.09.2016

Monophonics – Playin & Simple
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Monophonics – Playin & Simple

Image: 1604653 “Playin & Simple” ist das Debütalbum der allseits gefeierten Soul/Funk-Band Monophonics aus San Francisco aus dem Jahr 2007. Nun erscheint das spärlich vertriebene Album erneut und erstmalig international. Das stilistisch von den späten 60er und 70er Jahren inspirierte Quintett um Frontmann (und Keyboarder) Kelly Finnigan mit den weiteren Mitgliedern Austin Bohlman (Drums), Myles O’mahony (Bass), Ian Mcdonald (Gitarre) und Ryan Scott (Bläser), machte international erst mit seinem dritten Album “In Your Brain”, welches 2012 über Ubiquity erschien, auf sich aufmerksam und legte mit “Sound Of Sinning” (2015) eine Schippe drauf. Ein Muss für Fans von gleichgesinnten Künstlern auf Labels wie Daptone, Truth & Soul, Big Crown, Timmion, etc.

“Eine der besten Soul-Bands, die ich je live gesehen habe.” – Al Bell (Produzent / Mitinhaber von Stax Records) Available from 22.07.2016

Monophonics – Into The Infrasounds
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Monophonics – Into The Infrasounds

Image: 1604654 “Into The Infrasounds” ist das zweite Album der allseits gefeierten Soul/Funk-Band Monophonics aus San Francisco aus dem Jahr 2010. Nun erscheint das spärlich vertriebene Album erneut und erstmalig international. Das stilistisch von den späten 60er und 70er Jahren inspirierte Quintett um Frontmann (und Keyboarder) Kelly Finnigan mit den weiteren Mitgliedern Austin Bohlman (Drums), Myles O’mahony (Bass), Ian Mcdonald (Gitarre) und Ryan Scott (Bläser), machte international erst mit seinem dritten Album “In Your Brain”, welches 2012 über Ubiquity erschien, auf sich aufmerksam und legte mit “Sound Of Sinning” (2015) eine Schippe drauf. Ein Muss für Fans von gleichgesinnten Künstlern auf Labels wie Daptone, Truth & Soul, Big Crown, Timmion, etc. Available from 22.07.2016

Fred – Love Can Last Forever (Voc. & Instr.)
Thursday, May 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Fred – Love Can Last Forever (Voc. & Instr.)

Image: 1604130 Die erste Veröffentlichung auf Timmion Records’ neuen Imprint Stylart präsentiert die sehr soulige Kooperation von Fred zusammen mit den The Soul Investigators, Finnlands Antwort auf The Dap-Kings. “Love Can Last Forever” wird das Herz von Freunden hochkarätiger Soulballaden erfreuen. Available from 10.06.2016

Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Can’t Stand The Pressure
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Can’t Stand The Pressure

Image: 1600772 Hinter der Afrodelic-Kraut-Funk-Band Karl Hector & The Malcouns verbergen sich unter anderem JJ Whitefield (aka Jan Weissenfeldt von den Whitefield Brothers), Boris Geiger (aka Bo Baral) und Zdenko Curulija, Mitglieder der Poets Of Rhythm, die soundtechnisch bereits in den 90ern den Weg für Retro Soul- & Funk-Labels wie Daptone, Truth & Soul und Timmion ebneten. “Can’t Stand The Pressure” ist eine Compilation an Songs, die bislang nur auf vier limitierten Vinyl-Only EPs erhältlich waren. Available from 18.12.2015

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Hot Sauce (Vocal & Instrumental)
Friday, October 16th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Hot Sauce (Vocal & Instrumental)

Image: 1600397 “Hot Sauce” wurde aus dem neuen Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators Album “Happiness In Every Style” ausgekoppelt. Eine limitierte 12″ Disco Single, die A-Seite beinhaltet die Vocal Version und die B-Seite die Extended Instrumental Version. Erste 12″ Disco Single auf Timmion Records.

Available from 20.11.2015

The Us – Let’s Do It Today (Procrastination) / Peace
Thursday, October 15th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Us – Let’s Do It Today (Procrastination) / Peace

Western Michigan had a very healthy music scene throughout the ’60s and ’70s, with Georgia-born soul legend Jackey Beavers (aka Jackie Beavers) and producer Palmer James forging that area’s soul identity. Beavers produced the recording by this obscure…

Happiness In Every Style is an excursion into the creative realm of Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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This Autumn, Nicole Willis rolls out with her third album made together with The Soul Investigators “Happiness In Every Style”. It is bound to send shivers through backs all around the world. As the name suggests, the new album will offer variety and tilt towards a more positive note after the murky “Tortured Soul” from […]

Willie West – I’m Still A Man (Lord Have Mercy)
Friday, September 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Willie West – I’m Still A Man (Lord Have Mercy)

Image: 1599361 Alle Blätter sind braun und der Himmel grau, aber zum Glück ist Willie West immer noch ein Mann. Dieser unerbittliche Underdog der New Orleans’ Soul-Geschichte, bekannt für seine Arbeit mit The Meters und Allen Toussaint, wurde lange Zeit in den nördlichen Teilen der USA unterschätzt. Mit seinem neuen, rohen Sound, seiner sehr persönlichen Lyrik und schweren Grooves von den Jungs bei Timmion meldet er sich zurück im Soul/Funk-Zirkus! Available from 30.10.2015

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Let’s Communicate (Single Version / Instrumental)
Friday, September 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Let’s Communicate (Single Version / Instrumental)

Image: 1599360 Mit dieser neuen Single präsentiert Nicole Willis ein weiteres Stück aus ihrem neuen Album “Happiness In Every Style”, das auf Timmion erscheint. Die mächtigen Bläserarrangements und zupfenden Gitarren der The Soul Investigators erinnern an Beginning Of The End, die 1970 mit “Funky Nassau” einen großen Hit landeten. “Let’s Communicate” ist eine Groove-Obskurität der Extraklasse und passt in jedes rare Soul DJ-Set.

Available from 16.10.2015

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Happiness In Every Style (LP+MP3)
Friday, August 21st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Happiness In Every Style (LP+MP3)

Image: 1598539 Die Soul Investigators haben sich schon in den 90er-Jahren von ihrem Heimatort Matinkylä aus den Ruf als Finnlands Soul-Funk-Brothers Nr.1 gesichert, indem sie u.a. mit Willie West, Myron & E (Stones Throw) und Herb Johnson im Studio waren, sowie 7inch-Singles auf dem Vorreiter-Label Soul Fire Records aufnahmen. Nun stehen sie in den Startlöchern, um mit “Happiness In Every Style” ihr bereits drittes Album mit der Singer/Songwriterin Nicole Willis zu veröffentlichen. Seit mittlerweile zwei Dekaden produzieren die Soul Investigators dirty Grooves mit internationalem Anspruch und gehören zu den führenden Künstlern und tragenden Säulen der Soul Revival Szene. Nicole Willis hat die Vielseitigkeit und Kunstfertigkeit ihres Songwritings schon häufig mit den Soul Investigators und anderen Projekten unter Beweis gestellt. Nachdem sie 2005 mit ihrem Debüt-Album “Keep Reachin’ Up” auf ihrem eigenen Label Timmion größere Bekanntheit und den Respekt der Szene erzielte, veröffentlichte die Band 2013 den ebenfalls gefeierten Nachfolger “Tortured Soul”. “Keep Reachin’ Up” erwies sich als unentbehrliches Tanz- und Listening-Album des neuen Millenniums und gilt längst als moderner Klassiker. Mit Titeln wie “Feeling Free” und “If This Ain’t Love (Don’t know What Is)” mauserten sich Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators zur königlichen Familie des Soul-Revivals. Auf “Tortured Soul” zeigte die Band dann mit großartigen Songs wie “Break Free (Shake A Tail Feather)” und dem discoiden “You Got Me Moonwalking” ihre dunkle Seite: die R&B-Seite. “Happiness In Every Style” ist der neueste Ausflug in das kreative Reich von Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, zwischen Northern-Soul-Dancefloor-Shakern, seelenvollen, tiefgründigen Balladen und bislang ungehörtem Terrain. Die Veröffentlichung der 7inch-Single “Paint Me In A Corner/Were Are You Now” bezeugt, dass Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators immer noch mit Leichtigkeit zu alter Größe aufspielen. Titel wie “Let’s Communicate”, “One In A Million” und “Together We Climb” präsentieren die Band auf dem Höhepunkt ihres Schaffens. Wem bei einem Track wie “Hot Sauce” nicht das Wasser im Mund zusammenläuft, dem kann nicht mehr geholfen werden. Soul-People, macht euch bereit für die Veröffentlichung von “Happiness In Every Style”! Available from 02.10.2015

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Happiness In Every Style
Friday, August 21st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Happiness In Every Style

Image: 1598538 Die Soul Investigators haben sich schon in den 90er-Jahren von ihrem Heimatort Matinkylä aus den Ruf als Finnlands Soul-Funk-Brothers Nr.1 gesichert, indem sie u.a. mit Willie West, Myron & E (Stones Throw) und Herb Johnson im Studio waren, sowie 7inch-Singles auf dem Vorreiter-Label Soul Fire Records aufnahmen. Nun stehen sie in den Startlöchern, um mit “Happiness In Every Style” ihr bereits drittes Album mit der Singer/Songwriterin Nicole Willis zu veröffentlichen. Seit mittlerweile zwei Dekaden produzieren die Soul Investigators dirty Grooves mit internationalem Anspruch und gehören zu den führenden Künstlern und tragenden Säulen der Soul Revival Szene. Nicole Willis hat die Vielseitigkeit und Kunstfertigkeit ihres Songwritings schon häufig mit den Soul Investigators und anderen Projekten unter Beweis gestellt. Nachdem sie 2005 mit ihrem Debüt-Album “Keep Reachin’ Up” auf ihrem eigenen Label Timmion größere Bekanntheit und den Respekt der Szene erzielte, veröffentlichte die Band 2013 den ebenfalls gefeierten Nachfolger “Tortured Soul”. “Keep Reachin’ Up” erwies sich als unentbehrliches Tanz- und Listening-Album des neuen Millenniums und gilt längst als moderner Klassiker. Mit Titeln wie “Feeling Free” und “If This Ain’t Love (Don’t know What Is)” mauserten sich Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators zur königlichen Familie des Soul-Revivals. Auf “Tortured Soul” zeigte die Band dann mit großartigen Songs wie “Break Free (Shake A Tail Feather)” und dem discoiden “You Got Me Moonwalking” ihre dunkle Seite: die R&B-Seite. “Happiness In Every Style” ist der neueste Ausflug in das kreative Reich von Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, zwischen Northern-Soul-Dancefloor-Shakern, seelenvollen, tiefgründigen Balladen und bislang ungehörtem Terrain. Die Veröffentlichung der 7inch-Single “Paint Me In A Corner/Were Are You Now” bezeugt, dass Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators immer noch mit Leichtigkeit zu alter Größe aufspielen. Titel wie “Let’s Communicate”, “One In A Million” und “Together We Climb” präsentieren die Band auf dem Höhepunkt ihres Schaffens. Wem bei einem Track wie “Hot Sauce” nicht das Wasser im Mund zusammenläuft, dem kann nicht mehr geholfen werden. Soul-People, macht euch bereit für die Veröffentlichung von “Happiness In Every Style”! Available from 02.10.2015

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Paint Me In A Corner / Where Are You Now
Friday, March 20th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Paint Me In A Corner / Where Are You Now

Image: 1596145 Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators veröffentlichen zwei neue Songs aus ihrem neuen Album, das im Herbst auf Timmion Records erscheinen wird. Available from 01.05.2015

Frank Ferrer – Hallelujah / Jonny’s Theme
Saturday, January 10th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Frank Ferrer – Hallelujah / Jonny’s Theme

Image: 1594634 Batshit crazy Latin funk track that was originally released on Columbia’s INS label before also being released on Miami Mogul and close friend of James Brown, Henry Stone’s ‘ Blue Candle’ Label. ‘Hallelujah’ was clearly not a hit on either label as any pressing of the rare beast is going to set you back £500 pounds plus and don’t sound great due to a bad pressing. We did a bit of cleaning and got our masters at Timmion cutting laboratory to do their thing and came away with the loudest pressing you’re ever going to manage of this beast, Watch Your Bassbins I’m Tellin’ Ya. On the flip ‘Jonny’s Theme’ a cool soundtracky number with cracking drums and a wonderfully intense structure, more complex that the a side in timing structure and featuring some nice Kes style flutes.

Tracklisting
1. Hallelujah
2. Jonny’s Theme Available from 23.01.2015

Milton Wright – Original Friends and Buddies
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Milton Wright – Original Friends and Buddies

Image: 1594509 Athens of the North is proud to present Milton Wright’s stunning alternate version of the now Classic Miami soul LP ‘Friends & Buddies’. An altogether more stripped down, folky soul affair than its highly respected, much sampled brother is now available on Vinyl, CD and Digital for the very first time. Shelved at the last minute then re-recorded and overdubbed, only a few promo copies of this early version escaped from the studio and are deep in the collections of the very few previously in the know.

The master tapes burnt in a fire at T.K Disco in Miami in the early 80s so even the label has not heard this in 30 Years. Many reissues of the second version of Friends & Buddies LP have come and gone, but Milton’s original vision has remained hidden until now. As searingly honest and stunningly soulful as any seminal Marvin Gaye or Terry Callier LP, it stands tall amongst its exceptional peers as one of the true pillars of quality 70s soul.

– Unreleased Alternate version
– New sleeve notes by Milton Wright
– Super-heavy high quality tip-on sleeve!
– Cut by the experts at Timmion Cutting Laboratory, Finland

Tracklisting
1. The Silence That You Keep (alternate first version)
2. Keep It Up (alternate first version)
3. My Ol’ Lady (alternate first version)
4. Black Man (alternate first version)
5. Nobody Can Touch You (alternate first version)
6. Po’ Man (alternate first version)
7. Brothers & Sisters (alternate first version)
8. Friends & Buddies (alternate first version)
9. Get No Lovin’ Tonight (alternate first version) Available from 20.02.2015

G.Q. – Lies / Is It Cool?
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on G.Q. – Lies / Is It Cool?

“G.Q” stood for “good quality”, they were not joking. As well as a few top 10 hits G.Q also had a wealth of brilliant disco bangers across their 70s output. Here we present 2 favourites of my own,k ‘Lies’ and ‘is It Cool?’ . Not only of mine buy clear…

Staff Charts 2014
Friday, December 19th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Das Jahr 2014 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Angestellten von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen musikalischen Highlights der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend haben wir ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen Geschäftspartnern, Medienpartnern, […]

Willie West & The High Society Brothers – Lost Soul
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Willie West & The High Society Brothers – Lost Soul

Image: 1592664 Timmion Records aus Helsinki, Finnland beglückt die Welt mit einem außergewöhnlich starken Soul-Album der Extraklasse. “Lost Soul” ist das neue Album der sehr unterschätzten New Orleans-Legende Willie West und definiert die emotionale und künstlerische Qualität der zeitgenössischen Soul-Musik neu. Das Album ist weit von der 0815 Formel anderer Arten des Genres entfernt und besticht mit Kunsthandwerk, um seinen eigenen sumpfigen, dunklen und poetischen Raum zu erschaffen, der mehr in Richtung der unabhängigen Songwriter der 1970er Jahre tendiert. Auf “Lost Soul” versammelt Willie West die The High Society Brothers Band um sich, die aus den wichtigsten Mitgliedern des finnischen Funk Kraftpakets The Soul Investigators bestehen, die schon für Künstler wie Nicole Willis und dem Gesangsduo Myron & E als Backing Band dienten. Available from 14.11.2014

Willie West & The High Society Brothers – Down On Lovers Road / Who’s Fooling Who
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Willie West & The High Society Brothers – Down On Lovers Road / Who’s Fooling Who

Image: 1592108 Right on the toes of his upcoming album “Lost Soul”, Timmion comes through with new single from Willie West, the living testament to New Orleans soul history. “Down On Lovers Road” is a gloomy slow-burner, which will please the friends of “Devil Gives Me Everything”, the underground hit West released with The High Society Bothers few years back. The funky and superbly soulful “Who’s Fooling Who (She’s So Wise)”, gets a new fresh issue here as instrumental by the High Society Brothers Band. Track was initially put out a couple of years ago as vocal version “She’s So Wise”. Willie West is a NOLA soul veteran is behind classic hidden gems, such as “Just Having Fun”, “Farchild” and “Willie Knows How”. These tracks should appeal to all soul & funk aficionados and especially people, who like their soul toned dark and hard as nails.

Tracklisting
1. Down On Lovers Road (Single Version)
2. Who’s Fooling Who (She’s So Wise) [Instrumental] Available from 19.09.2014

Popsicles – These Are The Good Times
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Popsicles – These Are The Good Times

This killer 80s Soul 45 only popped up on ebay for the first time in 2012 was promptly tucked into a collection for just under a grand. Having missed a couple more copies i went in search of the band but nothing came up. Then whilst chating to a frien…

Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Unstraight Ahead
Thursday, August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Unstraight Ahead

Image: 1589941 The long awaited second album by the originators of Afrodelic Kraut Funk. Feat. members of Poets of Rhythm and Whitefield Brothers. It’s been some years since the first Karl Hector release, and it’s known now that Mr. Hector is indeed the German producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield, ne Jan Weissenfeldt. Whitefield is the visionary behind the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers, the ensembles whose rough analog sound and return to the funk archetypes of the late 60s to early 70s paved the way for labels like Daptone, Truth & Soul, Timmion.

Whitefield, along with Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlija, founded Karl Hector and The Malcouns in the early 2000s. Their debut, Sahara Swing, saw release on Now-Again in 2008. The album swung with influences from across the African diaspora and set the stage for a cult, but influential following. Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire picked tracks from Karl Hector and The Malcouns as amongst his favorites in the Now-Again catalog, and included them on his Where Are You From anthology. Festival promoters intrigued by the possibility of resurrecting the careers of once forgotten African mavericks – from Ghana’s Ebo Taylor to the progenitors of Zambia’s Zamrock scene – brought Hector and crew across Europe playing festivals for ecstatic fans.

A grueling tour schedule made recording a follow up album to Sahara Swing quite the challenge, and as a result, the band opted to release limited edition, hand-silkscreened EP’s, which continued to show their deft handling of musics from Eastern and Northern Africa alongside Western psychedelia, jazz and funk. Whitefield gave himself 2013 to finish the album that would become Unstraight Ahead, which will see release on Now-Again this summer.

Unstraight Ahead finds the band exploring territories even outside of the expansive scope of Sahara Swing. On this album, the West African sounds of Ghana and Mali meet the East African sounds of Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopian jazz and are tied together with the groove heavy experimentalism of The Malcouns’ 70s Krautrock godfathers: Can, of course, but also more obscure and equally adventurous groups like Agitation Free, Ibliss and Tomorrow’s Gift.

“We look to Middle Eastern funk and psychedelic fusions, and to various ethnic records for sound and phrasing,” Whitefield states. “We’re trying to combine the global experimentalism of Krautrock with the backbeat of funk.” This explains how songs in uneven meters – 5/4, 7/8 – always sound so accessible and natural on Unstraight Ahead. It’s mainly an instrumental affair, but guest artists appear throughout, from across the African diaspora to those from the worldly Krautrock forebears of their German fatherland: it’s Marja, daughter of Embryo founder Christian Burchard, whose vocals open the album.

It’s an album out of time, one that couldn’t have been made in the era its aural aesthetics reference, as its scope is so broad. But it’s an album focused by funk – and an ambition to expand funk’s reaches. The Malcouns – including Poets of Rhythm songwriter and vocalist Bo Baral – created their own instruments to fashion an album that stands alongside the great albums of its progenitors but charges Unstraight Ahead into a curious musical future. Available from 18.07.2014

Renee Geyer – Be There in the Morning
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Renee Geyer – Be There in the Morning

Image: 1589669 Athens of the North are proud to presentRenée Geyer’s modern soul masterpiece ‘Be There In The Morning’. Recorded in the USA early 1977 but only released as a single in Australia how this was not a worldwide hit is beyond us. On the flip we have the impossibly rare 1976 version recorded in Australia before Renee headed to the USA. Timmion Cutting Laboratory did the lathe worksoit’s cut loud and deep, sounds amazing, an essential 45 for disco or modern soul heads.

Tracklisting

1. Be There in the Morning (1977 Version)
2. Be There in the Morning (1976 Version) Available from 06.06.2014

Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Unstraight Ahead (Now Again)
Friday, June 20th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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The long awaited second album by the originators of Afrodelic Kraut Funk. Feat. members of Poets of Rhythm and Whitefield Brothers.

CD NA5114CD / 2LP NA5114LP
Release: 20-06-14
Now-Again Records is gearing up to release the second album from Karl Hector & The Malcouns
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The long awaited second album by the originators of Afrodelic Kraut Funk. Feat. members of Poets of Rhythm and Whitefield Brothers. It’s been some years since the first Karl Hector release, and it’s known now that Mr. Hector is indeed the German producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield, ne Jan Weissenfeldt. Whitefield is the visionary behind […]

Myron & E With The Soul Investigators – Going In Circles
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Myron & E With The Soul Investigators – Going In Circles

Image: 1587625 Starting from where the “Cold Game” LP left us, the new album offering from Myron & E and the Soul Investigators finishes the saga of this Finnish-American marriage of soulful ecstasy. “Going In Circles” picks the rest of the tracks from the Stones Throw released “Broadway” from last year in the form of previously unreleased extended mixes, adds a 7″ only track, as well as a brand new soul stomper.

“Dangerous” has only been available on a limited 45 from Stones Throw, and can now be heard in its full extended studio cut glory. Also featured is the “They Don’t Know” original mix, which was just recently put out by Timmion on a 7″. Same goes for the dance soul of “Behind Closed Doors”, which hasn’t been available in album form before, and is just getting its first 7″ release.

If we lay these past vinyl release issues aside, “Going In Circles” is once more an album to heard in its entirety. Packaged in a glorious pasted back sleeve, it will compliment any vinyl collection. If somebody is thinking about buying their first soul album, they might as well get going with this.

It’s time to take another look at Myron & E, the duo of soul brothers from California, whose debut album “Broadway” was released by Stones Throw Records during the summer of 2013. “Going In Circles” is the second in a series of two Myron & E albums, which will be released by Timmion Records. It features tracks from the first album, an early single cut with The Soul Investigators, and a fresh new instrumental to groove on.

The album sleeve has a photo of Myron Glasper and Eric Boss sitting on an iceberg, in Helsinki in the Spring of 2009. This iceberg was a monument to the heavy snowfalls Finland received during the winter, still standing months later, and providing an ideal stage to shoot some cold game. This is the true tone Timmion wants to paint with its private alternate pressings of the music The Soul Investigators recorded with Myron & E from the year 2007 to 2012. 

Some of the music The Soul Investigators play might sound cheery at first, but deep inside beats a heart full of authentic Finnish melancholy, reflecting the finest escapist moods of classic American soul. Myron & E reach the music potently and complementing this brand of unpolished soul to the fullest.

Timmon Records in Helsinki, Finland – the home of Myron & E’s band & collaborators The Soul Investigators – have released their own custom versions of the Myron & E recordings, cut right at home in the Timmion Cutting Laboratory. The two LPs – Cold Game and Going in Circles – are strictly limited edition vinyl releases, packaged with old school thick cardboard sleeve and “tip-on” cover. Going in Circles LP contains the full, original versions three tracks from Myron & E’s Broadway (the U.S. release on Stones Throw) and four others which aren’t on the U.S. release.

Tracklist:
1. Going In Circles
2. They Don’t Know
3. Turn Back
4. Back & Forth
5. Pot Club
6. Behind Closed Doors
7. Dangerous (Part 1 & 2) Available from 21.03.2014

Myron & E With The Soul Investigators – Cold Game
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Myron & E With The Soul Investigators – Cold Game

Image: 1586580 “It’s time to take another look at Myron & E, the duo of soul brothers from California, whose debut album “Broadway” was released by Stones Throw Records during the summer of 2013. “Cold Game” is the first in a series of two Myron & E albums, which will be released by Timmion Records. It features tracks from the first album, an early single cut with The Soul Investigators, and a fresh new instrumental to groove on.

The album sleeve has a photo of Myron Glasper and Eric Boss sitting on an iceberg, in Helsinki in the Spring of 2009. This iceberg was a monument to the heavy snowfalls Finland received during the winter, still standing months later, and providing an ideal stage to shoot some cold game. This is the true tone Timmion wants to paint with its private alternate pressings of the music The Soul Investigators recorded with Myron & E from the year 2007 to 2012.

Some of the music The Soul Investigators play might sound cheery at first, but deep inside beats a heart full of authentic Finnish melancholy, reflecting the finest escapist moods of classic American soul. Myron & E reach the music potently, complementing this brand of unpolished soul to the fullest.

“Cold Game” also features the thick tip-on cardboard sleeves Timmion is known for, guaranteeing that this album will stand proudly between your favorite soul LP’s.”

“Cold Game” by Myron & E with The Soul Investigators is now being released in Finland! The album is Timmion Records pressing, cut in our own Cutting Laboratory, and will be available on Timmion Webshop, shops in Finland, and during Live shows. Get you own copy of this collectors item before it’s too late!

Tracklisting

1. On Broadway
2. Dance The Night Away (Do It Disco)
3. If I Gave You My Love
4. Everyday Love
5. (Love Is Such A) Cold Game
6. Clap, Sing & Shout About It
7. It’s A Shame
8. I Can’t Let You Get Away
9. The Party Is Over Available from 13.12.2013

Staff Charts 2013
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The year 2013 is almost over. In good old tradition we asked around what some of the employees of Groove Attack, Rough Trade, and GoodToGo have been listening to during the past twelve months. These are the results … On this occasion the entire team would like to wish everybody Merry Christmas and a happy […]

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