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Traffic Entertainment presents a re-release of Mad Skillz’ debut album “From Where???” …
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Pound-for-pound, Mad Skillz may be one of the most underrated emcees of the 1990s. The Virginianative earned a reputation for dropping incredible freestyles littered with punchlines and witty references, which eventually led to a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1995. His debut album “From Where???” was released the following year, and despite being overlooked […]

Dinosaur L – 24/24 Music
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dinosaur L – 24/24 Music

Image: 488745 Repress! Dinosaur L is an alias donned by Arthur Russell, a man whose contribution to dance music from the
late seventies and through the eighties was formidable but only quietly acknowledged. His innovative
and left field dance records were way ahead of what people were used to hearing at the time.
He was a cellist who studied classical and Indian music. As well as his great strides in dance music he
was also involved in the New York downtown avant-garde music scene and produced some albums in
a more avant-garde/experimental vein as well as trying his own unique approach to pop. He scored
several hits on the underground New York dance scene at clubs like The Paradise Garage (Larry Levan
was a huge supporter). His biggest tunes, “Go Bang!” and “Is It All Over My Face?” were worldwide
club hits and are still played today as classics. His records have influenced the scene from his first
dance record in 1979 to the present day and his work has been much sampled.
Sadly Arthur died in 1992, but his music lives on and his influence is still felt on the dance music scene,
his tunes still sound great and are still moving many dancers around the world, so his spirit lives on.
Sleeping Bag Records and Traffic Entertainment Group is proud to present Dinosaur L’s “24->24
Music“ for the first time ever on double LP. Includes the original album tracklisting plus rare 12”
remixes and edits.

A1. #1 (You’re Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean)
A2. #5 (Go Bang!)
A3. #2 (No, Thank You)
B1. #7
B2. #3 (In The Corn Belt)
B3. #6 (Get Set)
C1. Clean On Your Bean #1
C2. #5 (Go Bang!) (Francois K Mix)
D1. Go Bang! (Thank You Arthur Edit)
D2. In The Corn Belt (Larry Levan Mix) Available from 08.09.2017

Dinosaur L – 24/24 Music
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dinosaur L – 24/24 Music

Image: 488745 Repress! Dinosaur L is an alias donned by Arthur Russell, a man whose contribution to dance music from the
late seventies and through the eighties was formidable but only quietly acknowledged. His innovative
and left field dance records were way ahead of what people were used to hearing at the time.
He was a cellist who studied classical and Indian music. As well as his great strides in dance music he
was also involved in the New York downtown avant-garde music scene and produced some albums in
a more avant-garde/experimental vein as well as trying his own unique approach to pop. He scored
several hits on the underground New York dance scene at clubs like The Paradise Garage (Larry Levan
was a huge supporter). His biggest tunes, “Go Bang!” and “Is It All Over My Face?” were worldwide
club hits and are still played today as classics. His records have influenced the scene from his first
dance record in 1979 to the present day and his work has been much sampled.
Sadly Arthur died in 1992, but his music lives on and his influence is still felt on the dance music scene,
his tunes still sound great and are still moving many dancers around the world, so his spirit lives on.
Sleeping Bag Records and Traffic Entertainment Group is proud to present Dinosaur L’s “24->24
Music“ for the first time ever on double LP. Includes the original album tracklisting plus rare 12”
remixes and edits.

A1. #1 (You’re Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean)
A2. #5 (Go Bang!)
A3. #2 (No, Thank You)
B1. #7
B2. #3 (In The Corn Belt)
B3. #6 (Get Set)
C1. Clean On Your Bean #1
C2. #5 (Go Bang!) (Francois K Mix)
D1. Go Bang! (Thank You Arthur Edit)
D2. In The Corn Belt (Larry Levan Mix) Available from 08.09.2017

The Alchemist & Budgie – The Good Book Vol.2 (Ltd. 2CD)
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist & Budgie – The Good Book Vol.2 (Ltd. 2CD)

Image: 1610867 Das “The Good Book Vol.2″ Album der Produzenten The Alchemist (USA) und Budgie (UK), die sich von Gospel Musik inspirieren ließen, featured hochkarätige Gäste wie Mobb Deep, Royce 5’9”, Westside Gunn & Conway, Mach Hommy, Meyhem Lauren, Durag Dynasty, Big Twins, Action Bronson, Big Body Bes, Your Old Droog, Evidence, Olivier The 2nd, Jeremiah Jae, Buddy, Emmavie, Chris O’Bannon, Joyce Wright, Jay Worthy, Traffic, Dreebo, Sulaiman, Nyku, Remy Banks, Chuck Inglish, Nasty Nigel und Joyce Wrice. Die Doppel-CD mit 45 Tracks erscheint in einer buchartigen Verpackung und ist auf 2.000 Exemplare limitiert. Available from 08.12.2017

U-Roy – Natty Rebel
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on U-Roy – Natty Rebel

Image: 1610502 U-Roy was a true reggae pioneer, dubbed The Originator for
good reason. Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the early
1970s, he pioneered the vocal approach called “toasting,”
which in addition to bringing Jamaican music into a new era,
was also heavily influential on an American vocal style also in
its infancy: rapping.
Following up the Record Store Day 2017 release of U-Roy’s
classic Dread In A Babylon, Traffic Entertainment Group now
brings us a very welcome reissue of the vocalist’s 1976
full-length (and fourth) album, Natty Rebel, which has been
out of print for more than 30 years.
Produced by Tony Robinson (known for his work with Big
Youth, Lloyd Parks, the Gladiators and many more), the
album’s 11 cuts range from bouncier and sometimes even
disco-tinged grooves – “Have Mercy,” “Go There Natty” and
the album lead-off, “Babylon Burning” – to the classic roots
stepping that drew fans to the legendary Jamaican vocalist
over his long career – including “So Jay Jah Say” and “Natty
Kung Fu.”
At its core, this is a deep journey into the heart of rasta living,
spoken by one of Jamaica’s most underrated dub and roots
legends, and it’s one of the strongest full-lengths in his
expansive catalog.
Whether you are experiencing U-Roy for the first time, or
replacing your decades-old original LP, diving into this
reissue of Natty Rebel is one hell of a way to spend an
afternoon. Or, if you’re not careful, a week or two.

A1. Babylon Burning
A2. Natty Rebel
A3. So Jah Jah Say
A4. Natty Kung Fu
A5. If You Should Leave Me
B1. Do You Remember
B2. Travelling Man
B3. Have Mercy
B4. Badie Boo
B5. Go There Natty
B6. Fire In A Trenchtown Available from 28.07.2017

Various – Total Reggae – Greensleeves 40 Years (2CD) (Greensleeves)
Friday, May 12th, 2017 | Tags: ,
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40 essenzielle Aufnahmen eines der bedeutendsten und bekanntesten Labels der Reggae- und Dancehall-Szene!

2CD VPGS70572
Release: 12-05-17
40 essenzielle Aufnahmen eines der bedeutendsten und bekanntesten Labels der Reggae- und Dancehallszene
Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Ursprünglich ein Schallplattenladen mit Schwerpunkt Reggae, entstand 1977 in London mit Greensleeves Records eine der renommiertesten Schallplattenfirmen der Independent Musikbranche und ein Musikverleger für Künstler und Produzenten jamaikanischer Musik in Europa. Zum 40-jährigen Jubiläum wurde für die “Total Reggae”-Serie eine repräsentative Auswahl an hochwertigen Aufnahmen von Klassikern, Hits und Raritäten in chronologischer Reihenfolge zusammengestellt. Die […]

Mantronix – King Of The Beats (Anthology 1985-1988)
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mantronix – King Of The Beats (Anthology 1985-1988)

Image: 1575034 How do you define the music of Mantronix? Is it Hip Hop? Electro? Funk? House? Maybe the answer is all of the above (or
is it none of the above?). It is true that Mantronix will be remembered for their multi-faceted sound as well as their ability to
bend and blend genres flawlessly into a cohesive musical tapestry, but they will also most importantly they will be
remembered as musical innovators and sub- genre pioneers.
Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee formed the group Mantronix In the early 80s. Their Sleeping Bag Records debut:
Mantronix: The Album shot to commercial success on the strength of their debut single, “Fresh Is The Word”. The influence
of this groundbreaking debut is still felt in popular music today, having been sampled by the likes of Beastie Boys, Beck,
The Prodigy and more.
Kurtis Mantronik was also as dangerous behind the desk as he was behind the boards. Working as A&R for Sleeping Bag
while signed to the label, Mantronik also helped recruit, sign, and produce for artists such as T La Rock and Just-Ice.
Notable records from this era include, Just Ice’s “Cold Gettin’ Dumb” and “Back to the Old School” as well as T La Rock’s
“Breaking Bells (12″ Version)”.
Now available for the first time ever, Traffic Entertainment Group in conjunction with Sleeping Bag Records and Warlock
Entertainment present, Mantronix: King of the Beats, The Anthology 1985-1988. This carefully curated double LP compilation
combines the best of Mantronix’s work from the early, and arguably, best era of their career into one amazing listening
experience. Whether you are an avid Mantronix fan or are looking for a place to start – this is the collection to wrap your
ears around.

A1. Mantronix – Needle To The Groove (12” Version)
A2. T La Rock – Breaking Bells (12” Version)
A3. Just-Ice – Back To The Old School
B1. Mantronix – Fresh Is The Word (12” Version)
B2. Just-Ice – Turbo Charged
B3. T La Rock – Breaking Bells (Dub Version)
C1. Mantronix – We Control The Dice
C2. Just-Ice – Cold Getting Dumb
C3. Just-Ice – Cold Getting Dumb II
C4. T La Rock – Bass Machine (12” Version)
D1. Mantronix – Bassline
D2. Tricky Tee – Johnny The Fox
D3. Mantronix – Fresh Is The Word ‘88 Available from 31.03.2017

Various – The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol.4 (Freestyle Records)
Friday, December 9th, 2016 | Tags: ,
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So there you have it boys & girls – I give you The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Volume 4 – the cream of the current crop, the choicest cuts of my favourite slices of the slinkiest soul, weapons grade funk bombs – it does exactly what it says on the tin … and then some. Craig Charles.

CD FSRCD119
Release: 16-12-16
G. Coscia & Formini – B85
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on G. Coscia & Formini – B85

Image: 1607620 Fonit’s “B 85”, part of the legendary Serie Usignolo, which bears the signatures of the mysterious Coscia (perhaps a moniker of accordionist Gianni?) and Formini, is another cult library music release: an orchestral pop record whose tracks are curiously recommended to accompany ‘viewings of vast parks, footage of agriculture, ads, moving crowds and congested traffic jams, American working-class districts’ with hilarious titles such as “Dayda”, “Schizzo”, “Palmas”, “Murlak” (which casts an incredible fuzz guitar), “Bronx” and “Ciresa Facaud”. In two words: a must!

Although library music has always had the purpose of accompanying TV and radio shows, documentaries and TV news, it is difficult to track down most of these masterpieces composed by some of the greatest composers of those years. Anonymity is one of the distinctive traits of this music genre, being in most cases difficult, if not impossible, to find out where these tracks had been used. The liner notes of these works often spark the reader’s curiosity: the notes are in fact detailed descriptions of the instruments used and the atmospheres the music aimed to reproduce. Fonit’s “B 85”, part of the legendary Serie Usignolo, which bears the signatures of the mysterious Coscia (perhaps a moniker of accordionist Gianni?) and Formini, makes no difference in that sense.

It is absolutely brilliant to read how these tracks are highly recommended to accompany ‘viewings of vast parks, footage of agriculture, ads, moving crowds and congested traffic jams, American working- class districts’ with hilarious titles such as “Dayda”, “Schizzo”, “Palmas”, “Murlak” (which casts an incredible fuzz guitar), “Bronx” and “Ciresa Facaud” (the latter a probable homage to Piedmont’s dialect that potentially translates in “Cherry, it’s hot!”). The music can be labelled as ‘orchestral pop’, to use terms that made Italian Library music worldwide famous. No hints of ‘country’ as the title seemed to suggest…

TRACKLIST CD
01 Dayda
02 Orlak
03 Schizzo
04 Pete
05 Palmas
06 Spyday
07 Murlak
08 Footing
09 Ciresa Facaud
10 Bronx Available from 16.12.2016

G. Coscia & Formini – B85 (LP+CD)
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on G. Coscia & Formini – B85 (LP+CD)

Image: 1607621 Fonit’s “B 85”, part of the legendary Serie Usignolo, which bears the signatures of the mysterious Coscia (perhaps a moniker of accordionist Gianni?) and Formini, is another cult library music release: an orchestral pop record whose tracks are curiously recommended to accompany ‘viewings of vast parks, footage of agriculture, ads, moving crowds and congested traffic jams, American working-class districts’ with hilarious titles such as “Dayda”, “Schizzo”, “Palmas”, “Murlak” (which casts an incredible fuzz guitar), “Bronx” and “Ciresa Facaud”. In two words: a must!

Although library music has always had the purpose of accompanying TV and radio shows, documentaries and TV news, it is difficult to track down most of these masterpieces composed by some of the greatest composers of those years. Anonymity is one of the distinctive traits of this music genre, being in most cases difficult, if not impossible, to find out where these tracks had been used. The liner notes of these works often spark the reader’s curiosity: the notes are in fact detailed descriptions of the instruments used and the atmospheres the music aimed to reproduce. Fonit’s “B 85”, part of the legendary Serie Usignolo, which bears the signatures of the mysterious Coscia (perhaps a moniker of accordionist Gianni?) and Formini, makes no difference in that sense.

It is absolutely brilliant to read how these tracks are highly recommended to accompany ‘viewings of vast parks, footage of agriculture, ads, moving crowds and congested traffic jams, American working- class districts’ with hilarious titles such as “Dayda”, “Schizzo”, “Palmas”, “Murlak” (which casts an incredible fuzz guitar), “Bronx” and “Ciresa Facaud” (the latter a probable homage to Piedmont’s dialect that potentially translates in “Cherry, it’s hot!”). The music can be labelled as ‘orchestral pop’, to use terms that made Italian Library music worldwide famous. No hints of ‘country’ as the title seemed to suggest…

TRACKLIST LP
A1 Dayda
A2 Orlak
A3 Schizzo
A4 Pete
A5 Palmas
B1 Spyday
B2 Murlak
B3 Footing
B4 Ciresa Facaud
B5 Bronx
Available from 16.12.2016

It’s time for the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Volume 4
Monday, November 28th, 2016 | Tags: ,
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I can hardly believe the very first edition of the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club came out in 2012 – much time has passed, but my mission remains the same – to give you lucky lucky people another hard hitting selection – a crafty musical right hook, another fist full of funky things – […]

Steve Bug
Monday, September 5th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Steve Bug

A dedicated, energetic and constantly surprising talent, Steve Bug is nothing less than an electronic music ambassador. Resident Advisor once called Steve Bug the “Gentleman of Techno” referring to his sense of duty and dependability as one of the world’s most renowned DJs and producers. The same professionalism that means he’s hardly ever missed a […]

Rudy Ray Moore – Dolemite For President
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rudy Ray Moore – Dolemite For President

Image: 1605675 You might think that a certain bad-hair-having, shit-talking presidential candidate is obnoxious, but there’s one man who would definitely
be more dangerous in the White House: Dolemite.
Traffic Entertainment Group is proud to reissue this hilarious and downright filthy album to celebrate the mud-slinging we’ll all be
experiencing this fall. And, of course, to remind the world of Rudy Ray Moore’s unique comedic genius.
Originally released in 1972 in the middle of the disaster now known as the Nixon Years, the album is filled to the brim with Moore’s bawdy
but debatably insightful takes on politics, sex and American society, funneled through the lens of his most famous persona, Dolemite. As
it warns on the cover: “Rated XXX: For Adults Only.” And they aren’t kidding.
The album’s lengthy first cut, “Campaign Speech,” is worth the price of admission alone. Ranting for ten minutes straight, Moore lets it all
hang out, with every bit of profanity he can muster. It’s certainly interesting to hear some of his words more than four decades later. “I’m
not promising you a chicken in every pot,” he bellows, in his trademark raspy scowl. “I’m not promising you a God-damn thing. If I am
elected, I promise to legalize prostitution, marijuana, stealing, and every other motherfuckin’ thing you want to do.” Making fun of Nixon,
George McGovern and Spiro Agnew, he continues, “We’re still waiting for that 40 acres and that motherfucking mule.”
Towards the end, he brings forth a metaphor that, interestingly, would come true in the year of Moore’s passing, 2008: “The next thing I’ma
do, I’m gonna move on my first act. I’m gonna get me 2,000 raggedy-ass painters, and paint the motherfucking White House black!”
The rest of the album’s 13 songs are equally loud, offensive, funny and even – when the audience isn’t expecting it – serious. With a live
soul group grooving behind him and a live audience yelling support along the way, he gives his fans what they want on cuts like “Dance Of
The Freaks,” “Long Island Duck,” “Farting Contest” and “Chester & Mr. Dillon.”
Released on black vinyl with its eye-catching original front and back artwork, it’s a great way to relive the comedic bravery and brashness
of a truly unique man, Rudy Ray Moore.

A1. Campaign Speech – Discussing Issues On:
Mary Wanna – Foreign Aid – Steeling – Black House
A2. Stack-A-Lee • A3. Bulldaggers Plus 20
B1. Good Pussy Lil • B2. Good Old Breast Milk • B3. Long Island Duck
B4. Just Roll It Over • B5. Farting Contest • B6. Hell If You Got Em
B7. Sit In Your Mama’s Lap • B8. Mississippi • B9. Chester & Mr. Dillon
B10. Chestnuts Hercules Available from 02.09.2016

Various – Funk (7x7inch Box Set)
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Funk (7x7inch Box Set)

Image: 1540916 Back in stock! “Funk… This is the sound of the Universe, the sound of outer space, inner space and in-between
space. We are talking about the whole galaxy here. I would like to dedicate this project to the
owners and entire staff at Traffic Entertainment Group. I would also like to thank God, my children
and grandchildren and especially Patricia Gilyard one of the founders of the P&P movement. This
has been a dream of mine, from my days in the juvenile halls, chain gangs and Georgia
penitentiaries in the 50s all the way up until now… it’s truly been a dream. Thank you all.”
That quote is straight from the legend himself, Mr. Peter Brown. The one and only. He’s talking
about the 7×7” = Funk box set that is going to blow your funking mind. Seven super funky 45s, all
packaged in one beautiful and funky box. You know P&P Records is the king of disco and after
hearing these tracks, you’ll wonder how they’ll be able wear two crowns at the same time.

Record 1: Eddie Owen
Determination / Shake Off That Dream

Record 2: Wild Honey
I’ve Been Working / Only September

Record 3: Otis Turner and the Mighty Kingpins
Do the Funky Donkey / Who’s Gonna

Record 4: Henry Brooks
Mini Skirt / Greatest Debt to My Mother

Record 5: Sons of Darkness
What It Looks Like / Black Ice

Record 6: Sons of Darkness
Funky Thing / Funky Thing

Record 7: Ella Hamilton
I’m Gonna Fool You! / Inst. Available from 12.08.2016

Shango Dance Band
Monday, July 25th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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It’s 1968 and Fela is in tears. Fela Kuti, the genius of afrobeat. The champion of the people. Fabled for unflinchingly staring down the barrels of state tyranny, enduring beatings within an inch of his life from government stormtroopers and then getting on stage to mock his tormenters in song. Fela the fearless, Fela the […]

A legendary, ultra-rare Afrobeat killer, restored and presented for the first time in wide release
Friday, July 22nd, 2016 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Magazine, News | Comments Off on A legendary, ultra-rare Afrobeat killer, restored and presented for the first time in wide release

It’s 1968 and Fela is in tears. Fela Kuti, the genius of afrobeat. The champion of the people. Fabled for unflinchingly staring down the barrels of state tyranny, enduring beatings within an inch of his life from government stormtroopers and then getting on stage to mock his tormenters in song. Fela the fearless, Fela the […]

Pharcyde – Labcabincalifornia Instrumentals
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pharcyde – Labcabincalifornia Instrumentals

Image: 1602211 “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde.” Not that they didn’t keep busy in that period
with supporting slots for De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest as well as a
successful spot on Lollapalooza’s 1994 tour. Of course J-Swift had parted
ways with the group just before the conclusion of the Bizarre Ride sessions.
Rather than try to out an out replace Swift, production on Labcabincalifornia
was handled by the Pharcyde’s own Bootie Brown, Fatlip and Slimkid3 along
with contributions from Diamond D, M-Walk and very notably the work of a
recent arrival in LA, Jay Dee aka J Dilla.
The resulting project, “Labcabincalifornia”, maybe calmer than the group’s
debut but it’s no less warped with stand out cuts like the She Said, Drop, and
Runnin’. Traffic Entertainment and The Bicycle Music Company are now
proud to bring you the instrumentals of the entire project on this special
double vinyl edition.

Instrumentals
CYDE A
1. Bullshit
2. Pharcyde
CYDE B
1. Groupie Therapy
2. Runnin’
3. Somethin’ That Means
4. Somethin’
CYDE C
1. Drop
2. Hey You
3. The Hustle
CYDE D
1. Devil Music
2. The E.N.D.
3. She Said (Jay Dee Mix) Available from 04.03.2016

Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded

Image: 1601510 In listing the greatest albums in hip-hop history, one title never seems to
stray from the upper echelons, no matter how many years pass: Boogie
Down Productions’ undisputed classic from 1986, Criminal Minded.
Released amidst a battle between BDP and MC Shan that would redefine
the New York rap landscape as it was then known, the album, which
features the songs “South Bronx,” “Criminal Minded” and “The Bridge is
Over,” captures the excitement, urgency and raw power that embodies
hip-hop culture as we know it, with KRS-One’s aggressive yet intelligent
lyricism backed by Scott La Rock’s hard-hitting, stripped-down beats.
A true classic, Criminal Minded has been recognized by Vibe Magazine,
The Source and Rolling Stone as one of the most important albums of all
time. Traffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to
present Criminal Minded, presented inn a double-LP pressing.

A1. Poetry
A2. South Bronx
B1. 9mm Goes Bang
B2. Word From Our Sponsor
B3. Elementary
C1. Dope Beat
C2. Remix For P Is Free
C3. The Bridge Is Over
D1. Super-Hoe
D2. Criminal Minded
D3. P Is Free (Original 12” Version) Available from 19.02.2016

Gerd Janson – Presents Music For Autobahns 2
Friday, July 31st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Gerd Janson – Presents Music For Autobahns 2

Image: 1598484 A fresh and Exclusive collection of music compiled by Gerd Janson. Music For Autobahns II, Ambient Race Car Music!!
So, what awaits you on the second edition of a compilation that claims in a winking to present “ambient race car music”? Exactly what it says on the tin. A fresh and exclusive collection of music that hopefully sounds as great in a car as it will in the comfort zone of your own living-room or during dusk and dawn in your favourite club environment (see Bicep and Fort Romeau for further reference). But first and foremost it is truly inspired by many trips on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Heidelberg.
Going to and fro from one club to the other, was the way to spend countless hours of adolescence in excitement instead of tedious purposelessness. But I will not bother you with droll stories of my youth.
Musik for Autobahns 2 is the result of a collective effort by dear friends and esteemed colleagues who picked up where the first one ended, while paying attention to the prevailing theme. From Leon Vynehall and his profound research of the BAB 5 to Joy Orbison’s “A 213” or Lauer’s heartfelt and wry Kraftwerk pastiche, all of the tracks have a certain compatibility in common or just sound great, while having a drive.
“Breaking” by AKSK for instance made the stop-and-go traffic in the blazing heat of Los Angeles so much more bearable (the vinateg volvo helped as well). Also, you will meet freshmen like Orson Wells, whose idea of travelling exceeds the boundaries of our planet, next to a grey eminence like Orlando Voorn (on the compact disc edition of this at least) or elusive characters like Disco Nihilist. All bringing their special skills
and imagination to the table.

Gute Fahrt,
Gerd Janson

Tracklisting

1 Leon Vynehall – Midnight on Rainbow Road
2 Joy Orbison – A213
3 Fort Romeau – Seleno
4 Shan – Awakening
5 AKSK – Breaking
6 Conga Radio – 168 North
7 Orson Wells – Orbiting Jupiters
8 Orlando Voorn – Turn Left Here
9 Disco Nihilist – Melancholy
10 Lauer – Autofahrn
11 Bicep – Carmine Available from 11.09.2015

Rim Kwaku Obeng & The Believers – Rim Arrives / International Funk
Friday, July 24th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rim Kwaku Obeng & The Believers – Rim Arrives / International Funk

Image: 1597576 BBE present the lost private press album Rim Arrives / International Funk from Rim Kwaku Obeng / Rim and The Believers officially the first release under BBE Africa. A new and exciting cultural and lifestyle outlet focusing on the arts across the continent.

TRACKLISTING LP

A1 Gas Line
A2 Believe In Yourself
A3 Sunkwa (Life First)
A4 Funky Drummer
B1 Brushing Means Making Love
B2 Nothing Is Free
B3 Spend Your Money
C1 International Funk
D1 International Funk (Instrumental)

We’re very proud to present here the first of two legendary ‘lost’ albums both previously available only as rare-as-hen’s teeth private presses, from one Samuel K. Mfojo, the man
known as Rim Kwaku Obeng. As well as heralding the arrival as solo artist of an exciting
new drummer, the title of his 1977 debut, Rim Arrives, also makes reference to the long struggle Kwaku had in getting to that point. To say that he ‘paid his dues’ is an understate-ment!
A member of one of Ghana’s most popular bands, the Uhuru Dance Band, during a period when ‘every song was a hit’, the recording studios of LA were even more alluring to an
aspirant musician, and he followed his bandmate, Duke Oketa, there for a session in 1973. Despite having hired a massive string section, Oketa failed to provide charts for the session,
and it was postponed for a week, with Kwaku being asked to write them instead. He turned it around, pocketed $700, and won the admiration of Quincy Jones who was hanging out at
A&M’s studios and asked Kwaku to join him … only to back off when Oketa intervened, threatening a lawsuit if Kwaku walked.
That scuppered opportunity was as nothing compared to the disaster that next befell him: having flown to London with Duke’s band, to record with ‘a band called Traffic’ and a
young singer-songwriter called Joan Armatrading, Kwaku found himself marooned in the city without money, documentation or friends. Oketa had checked out of their hotel the first night, and had Kwaku’s passport and luggage with him. Despite the sympathy of the hotel staff, he found himself on the streets, and thus in 1973 began a six-month period as a homeless, destitute, undocumented stranger. That Kwaku by chance managed to meet Armatrading, who helped him get his life back on track, by chance passing Ronnie Scott’s where she was playing, was an even more unlikely twist in the fate of this promising young musician. He never found out why Oketa had abandoned him, but he fulfilled his promise, recording Rim Arrives in San Francisco in 1977.
That year was the zenith of disco, and pretty much anybody who entered a recording studio that year cut a disco record. Rim was no exception, his Ghanaian rhythms tailor-made for
the percussive energy that was fuelling the clubs of the day. With a mixture of hot LA session musicians and African emigrés, he cut an album that very much captures the spirit
of its time. As well as kit drums, conga and an array of percussive instruments, the multi-talented bandleader also played piano and clavinet on the sessions. Throw in some
tight horn riffs, Fela-style call and response vocals, and you have an album that fits the current mania for both vintage African music and ever-more obscure disco perfectly. Cuts like Brushing Means Making Love, Gas Line and Believe In Yourself and have been tearing up dancefloors in the hands of specialist DJs for some time: now it’s time for the rest of the
world to catch up.
Also included is International Funk, a very in-demand 12” he recorded later as Rim and The Believers, with drum machines and synths in full 1980s effect!
Serious Afro-disco heat here, with the originals fetching silly money, these records were overlooked at the time, with the glut of amazing music that characterized the era, but, nearly
four decades on, it’s fair to say that, Rim really has arrived!

KEY SELLING POINTS
Officially the first release under BBE Africa. A new and exciting cultural and lifestyle outlet focusing on the arts across the continent.
Follow up to the hugely popular Nana Love this is serious Afro-disco heat with the originals fetching silly money.
Rim was part of The Uhuru Dance Band, one of Ghana’s most popular bands.
Strong addition to BBE’s range of Masters we Love, lost albums from the 1970’s early 80’s
Available from 04.09.2015

Francesca Belmonte – Anima
Friday, April 17th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Francesca Belmonte – Anima

Image: 1595956 Francesca Belmonte steps out with Anima her debut album produced and released on Tricky’s False Idols imprint.

01 / A1 Intro
02 / A2 Hiding In The Rushes
03 / A3 Stole
04 / A4 Keep Moving
05 / A5 Walk With You
06 / A6 Lying On The Moon
07 / A7 Joker
08 / A8 Strange Beat
09 / B1 Brothers & Sisters
10 / B2 Come Take
11 / B3 Daisy
12 / B4 Driving
13 / B5 Fast
14 / B7 Your Sons
15 / B7 Are You

https://soundcloud.com/13347de/sets/fancesca-belmonte-anima-k7322lp-snippets/s-ENQal

With a slew of spooked, sultry tracks emerging online late last
year, Francesca Belmonte slowly but surely emerged as one of
the most fascinating new talents out there today, trafficking in
her very own distinct vein of freaked pop which seamlessly
blended in R n’B, soul, club, electronica, avant-garde and much
more to hypnotic effect. Now, with her debut LP “Anima”,
Belmonte finally unveils that distinctive vision in full, with a vast
and shimmering collection of tracks.
Although Belmonte first got her start singing with legendary
experimental artist Tricky, appearing on his “False Idols” and
“Adrian Thaws” albums and now signed to his own False Idols
imprint, “Anima” sees her develop her own uniquely singular
persona. The sombre honest tones in her vocals are wickedly
broken up by the beats, synths and electronica of her key collaborator,
with the result being a powerful and highly expressive
LP filled with passion.

KEY POINTS
• Produced by Tricky and is the first standalone artist album
release on his False Idols label
• Tipped for 2015 by MOJO and GQ Magazine
• Strong media support to date from Billboard, FACT, Dummy,
The Line Of Best Fit, Daytrotter, Stereogum, Clash, Self-Titled & more
• Features guest vocals from Mykki Blanco
• European tour planned for 2015

FOR FANS OF
Tricky, Mykki Blanco,
FKA Twigs, St Vincent,
Jessie Ware, Glasser Available from 29.05.2015

Steve Bug
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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A dedicated, energetic and constantly surprising talent, Steve Bug is nothing less than an electronic music ambassador. Resident Advisor once called Steve Bug the “Gentleman of Techno” referring to his sense of duty and dependability as one of the world’s most renowned DJs and producers. The same professionalism that means he’s hardly ever missed a […]

Little Margie / Big Boy Groves – Yes It’s You / Another Ticket
Saturday, January 31st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Little Margie / Big Boy Groves – Yes It’s You / Another Ticket

Image: 1595093 Two originally unissued sides from the Los Angeles Cash based label here appearing on 45 for the first and likely last time ever! Slowing the pace down, the top side features a lovely, melancholic midtempo blues ballad with sure popcorn appeal. Seemingly based on the melody from ‘Why Don’t You Do Right’, obscure singer Little Margie delivers an endearing vocal turn while the band behind her really cooks. A perfect warm up or end of nighter play. Little Margie also features on the flip alongside Big Boy Groves (aka Ervin Rucker), with an alternative take or follow up to his novelty R&B number ‘Traffic Ticket’, itself a kind of answer to his ‘I Got A New Car’ as released on Spark.

Tracklisting
1. Little Margie – Yes It’s You
2. Big Boy Groves & Little Margie – Another Ticket Available from 13.03.2015

Simian Ghost – The Veil
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Simian Ghost – The Veil

Image: 1591141 Playground Music present the The Veil the third album from Swedish troupe Simian Ghost.

Sebastian Arnström. At first a solo project, Sebastian’s debut album under this
moniker, Infinite Traffic Everywhere, was released on Playground Music in Sweden
during the winter of 2010 to great enthusiasm and critical acclaim.It topped the critics
chart in their home country and was voted record of the year by the readers at
Dagensskiva.se. Shortly after the release of the debut, a live trio with Sebastian’s little
brother Erik Klinga and his high school friend Mathias Zachrisson joining the band.
This trio, tight musically and personally, spent the early part of the year touring
Sweden and sharing stages with the likes of Mount Kimbie, SBTRKT and Niki
and the Dove amongst others.
Simian Ghost’s third album is indeed a full-length one, comprising of no less than 18
beautiful tracks. The two singles released before the album, “A Million SHining
Colours” and Echoes of Songs (For Trish Keenean) got raving reviews and loads of
blog love.
Singer Sebastian Arnström about the album: “The main difference between the last
album we did and this one is the amount of time and effort we put into it. The last
album we did during a couple of summer months, taking breaks to go swimming and
so on. This time we really isolated ourselves, sitting in our cellar room with a couple of
cheap microphones and lot’s of instruments.
We’ve continued working with focus on the album format. We like great songs, but we
love great records. It’s a bit longer and more ambitious. Thematically the records
deals a lot with alienation, from a society who’s ideals we have less and less in
common with and ultimately from the popular idea of real reality. At the same time
much of it is very naive and direct, and the lyrics keeps getting a lot simpler and more
personal.
These last years have been very weird, lots of stuff has happened, both good and
very bad. What we do is pretty self-aware and we like to toy around with genres and
genre bound expectations.
We love to balance what we do on that fine point between irony and total gravity.
We’re inspired by great musicians like Brian Wilson, Gershwin and Debussy, but also
by a lot of modern popular and alternative music, like The Flaming Lips, Deerhunter
and Broadcast. We’re very much into ambient music and noise, as well as sweet 70’s
funk and soul. We try to find a path somewhere in the middle of it all.”

”Simian Ghost is by far one of Sweden’s most interesting pop acts to come out this
year” Noisey

”The result is a stylish coming together of all the debut’s promise with added
sophistication and maturity” The Telegraph

”The trio has conjured something close to Broadcast’s signature sound without
abandoning their own, flushing out the floaty futuristic soundscape with the softhewn
harmonies that are Simian Ghost’s greater strength” Stereogum

TRACKLISTING
1. Float
2. Cut-Off Point
3. A Million Shining Colours
4. Echoes of Songs (For Trish Keenan)
5. August Sun
6. The Ocean Is a Whisper
7. I Will Speak Until I’m Done
8. Secret Meadow
9. Fight Even
10. Hidden in Your Leaves
11. Be a Good Kid
12. Scattered and Careless
13. Never Really Knew
14. Strange Light
15. The River Ouse
16. Endless Chord
17. Summer Triptych
18. The Veil

STREAMINGPLAYER: https://soundcloud.com/playgroundmusic/sets/simian-ghost-the-veil/s-JcfhN Available from 03.10.2014

Various – Peru Bravo
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Peru Bravo

Image: 1591156 UK based record label Tiger’s Milk Records once again team up with Strut Records to release their long anticipated second compilation album, Peru Bravo: Funk, Soul & Psych from Peru’s Radical Decade.

UK based record label Tiger’s Milk Records once again team up with Strut Records to release their long
anticipated second compilation album, Peru Bravo: Funk, Soul & Psych from Peru’s radical decade.
Peru Bravo tells the whirlwind story of a culture in flux. During the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Lima boasted
dozens of young bands full of ideas, spontaneous and unfazed by the instability in Peru. Featuring alternative
heroes Traffic Sound and Laghonia alongside a selection of unheralded short-lived groups, Peru Bravo is a
funk-fuelled ride through a radical decade.
Like its predecessor, Tiger’s Milk’s debut LP ‘Peru Maravilloso’, Peru Bravo digs deep. It unearths the
full spectrum of incendiary underground funk, soul and psych sounds that emerged following the first TV
performance by the Peruvian Grand Daddies of garage punk, Los Saicos in 1965.
By ‘66, there were dozens of guitar based groups in Lima playing a mix of instrumental surf, rock ‘n roll and
garage punk. With the growing influence of West coast American rock, funk and soul and British psychedelia
and rock, the underground music scene in Peru diversified rapidly. It would, however, be only a matter of
years before this burgeoning movement disappeared just as quickly as a new, uncompromising military
dictatorship led by General Juan Velasco Alvarado, took hold.
Artists on Peru Bravo include psychedelic ensembles Laghonia & Telegraph Avenue, both heavily influenced
by American West coast bands like Santana & Jefferson Airplane. Also featured are Black Sugar’s hard funk,
Traffic Sound’s rock-edged boogaloo and the raw-but-sweet harmonies of Thee Image, all under-pinned by a
deep soulfulness that pervaded much of the music of the time.
The album also features three dynamite cover versions of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Hey Joe’, Steppenwolf’s ‘Sookie
Sookie’ and the Meters’ ‘Cissy Strut’.
In Peru, the word ‘bravo’ has a double meaning. It can refer to something that is ‘edgy’ or ‘dangerous’ but can
also be a celebratory exclamation like in English. This collection celebrates a wonderfully brave and creative
period that lasted just a few years during the coercive and fear inducing reign of Velasco’s government.
Compiled by Duncan Ballantyne, Andrés Tapia del Rio & Martin Morales
Tiger’s Milk Records is run by Martin Morales & Duncan Ballantyne.
Martin is a producer, author, top chef and restaurateur. He oversees the award winning Ceviche and Andina
Peruvian Restaurants in London and has released a best-selling cookbook Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen,
which has been translated into eight languages.

1. Laghonia – Bahia
2. Traffic Sound – La Camita
3. Jean Paul “El Troglodita” –
Everything’s Gonna Change
4. Cacique – Cacique
5. Los Holy’s – Cissy Strut
6. Thee Image – Outasite
7. Black Sugar – Checan
8. Los Belking’s – Sabata
9. Telegraph Avenue – Sungaligali
10. Los Texao – Sookie Sookie
11. Jeriko – Hey Joe
12. Los Destellos – Onsta La Yerbita
13. Los Nuevos Shains – Pancito Caliente
14. The Mad’s – Aouh Aouh
15. Los Comandos – El Sermón

FOR FANS OF:
Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Chicano rock, psychedelic world styles, Barrabas, Salt, The Meters,
Jimi Hendrix, Los Van Van, Sly & The Family Stone, Novalima

KEY POINTS:
– Follow up to the acclaimed compilation ‘Peru Maravilloso’
– Includes rare Peruvian cover versions of ‘Hey Joe’, ‘Sookie Sookie’ & ‘Cissy Strut’
– Tracklist features several English language tracks
– CD package includes fold-out poster from Peruvian chicha illustrator Samuel Gutierrez
– 90% of songs mastered from the original reels and tapes
– Part of Martin Morales’ Ceviche, bringing Peruvian food and culture to the UK
– Some of the most famous Peruvian bands including Black Sugar, Traffic Sound & Los Destellos

WEBLINKS: www.tigersmilkrecords.com / www.cevicheuk.com Available from 03.10.2014

Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded (5×7" Box Set)
Friday, August 8th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded (5×7" Box Set)

Image: 1589938 Traffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to present one of the most influential and
original albums in music history: Criminal Minded by Boogie Down Productions in a never before released
form. One of the most legendary releases in the history of music is now available as a unique and collectable
7” box set. The entire original album is included across five 45s, housed in a durable box lined with two
versions of the B-Boy Records logo. Each 45 is enclosed in a mini replica of the B-Boy 12” jacket.

A true classic, Criminal Minded was included in Vibe Magazine’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th
century. KRS-ONE’s combination of street slang and Webster’s dictionary knowledge backed by Scott La
Rock’s hard hitting, minimal beats helped set this album apart when it was originally released in 1986. With
this now-classic debut album, BDP’s hardcore stylings helped to redefine the New York rap music scene.
Criminal Minded elevated the standards and proved that rap could be a dynamic and consciousness-raising
medium. Since its release, KRS-ONE has gone on to become one of the most
prolific and critically-acclaimed artists in Hip Hop history.

This deluxe 7 inch box set is a new chapter in the storied history of one of recorded music’s genuine
treasures, Criminal Minded.

Record 1:
Side A: Poetry
Side B: South Bronx
Record 2:
Side A: 9Mm Goes Bang
Side B: Word From Our Sponsor
Record 3:
Side A: Elementary
Side B: Dope Beat
Record 4:
Side A: Remix For P Is Free
Side B: The Bridge Is Over
Record 5:
Side A: Super-Hoe
Side B: Criminal Minded Available from 18.07.2014

Blitz The Ambassador – Afropolitan Dreams (Jakarta)
Friday, April 25th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Ghanaian-born, New York-based musician, composer and producer Blitz The Ambassador shakes up images of Africa and immigration with his new album “Afropolitan Dreams”.

CD JAKARTA070-2 / LP+MP3 JAKARTA070-1
Release: 25-04-14
Blitz The Ambassador shakes up images of Africa and immigration with “Afropolitan Dreams”
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Ghanaian-born, New York-based musician, composer and producer Blitz the Ambassador is poised to take the music scene by storm this spring with the release of his third studio album “Afropolitan Dreams” on Jakarta Records. The 12-track album is an intoxicating collection showcasing Blitz’s penchant for old school NY hip hop with the indelible influences of […]

Max Cooper
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Control, humility and precision – emotion, release and catharsis. There’s two sides to Max Cooper. The public side is known for extended festival sets – a hybrid live/DJ performance that explodes from delicate, reflective electronica into abrasive noise within a moment, but just as fearlessly throttles back to moments of stillness and silent beauty – […]

Various – Muscle Shoals (Soundtrack)
Saturday, January 11th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Muscle Shoals (Soundtrack)

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of the most creative and defiant music in American history.Under the spiritual influence of the ”Singing River” as Native Americans called i…

Joe Mansfield – Beat Box (A Drum Machine Obsession)
Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Joe Mansfield – Beat Box (A Drum Machine Obsession)

Image: 1585424 RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE INCLUDES:
(1) BEAT BOX BOOK
(1) LIMITED EDITION LEATHER SLIPCASE
(1) CASSETTE TAPE WITH 17 BEATS RECREATED BY JOE MANSFILED
(1) 7” RECORD WITH BEAT TO PAUL REVERE & THE REVERSE GROOVE ON THE B-SIDE
(1) DOWNLOAD CARD WITH BONUS BEATS

Joe Mansfield’s 200-page Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession coffee-table book
features 75 drum machines from the author’s personal collection, with more
than 200 photos by Award Winning photographer Gary Land and Foreword by Dave
Tompkins.
Early book teaser Beat Box Vol.1: Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer was released
for Record Store Day on April 20th, 2013. It all started with one machine.
The location was Boston, Mass. The year was 1986. The “beat box” in question
was the TR-808. Almost three decades later, Mansfield’s obsession with drum
machines has finally spilled out of his home and climate-controlled storage
space into the world at large. With
Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession (Get
On Down Publishing), the Boston-based hip-hop producer and music industry
veteran – who helped bring the world Edo G’s “I Got To Have It” and “Be A
Father To Your Child” in the early ’90s, and went on to found Traffic
Entertainment Group and co-found Get On Down – shares his deep love and
respect for “Beat Boxes” on every page.

The book itself features gorgeous photos of 75 drum machines by Gary Land
(www.garylandphotography.com), background and facts about each machine
gathered by Mansfield, archival advertisements, and interviews with master
drum machine programmers and innovators including Davy DMX, Schoolly-D,
Marshall Jefferson and Roger Linn. The range of drum machines covered spans
several decades, from the 1950s to the late 1980s.

Mansfield’s collecting has never been about machines-as-trophies, hoarding
or fetishism: he can play and/or program each machine he details in the book.
His electronic children aren’t kept in plastic, never to be touched or used.
That’s what gives the book its heart – Mansfield’s emotional attachment to
these objects that many people still see as robotic replacements for human
percussion. But, as any good drum machine manipulator knows, even machines
can have soul. And lest readers forget, Mansfield reminds us that drum
machines have been used in the rock and pop world since the 1970s: Sly & The
Family Stone, Kraftwerk, the Yellow Magic Orchestra and Blondie all
benefitted from beat boxes on their hits, as did artists ranging from New
Order and Madonna to Prince and Bruce Hornsby in the ’80s.
All of these aspects encompassing the wide-ranging and complex history of
drum machines are documented and discussed in words and images in Beat Box,
helmed and overseen by Joe Mansfield’s expertise. It is part encyclopedia,
part coffee-table photo book, and will enthrall music, technology and
photography fans around the world. Available from 29.11.2013

Del The Funky Homosapien – I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Thursday, November 28th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Del The Funky Homosapien – I Wish My Brother George Was Here

Image: 87900 prod.by Del, Ice Cube & DJ PIn the early 90s hip hop took a turn and gangsta-style rap dominated, making waves off
the West Coast that rattled throughout the world. The East Coast’s dominance was
descending despite the success and positivity of Native Tongues acts like De La Soul
and A Tribe Called Quest, who favored thought-provoking humor and cleverness over
gangsta rap’s grittiness and grim outlook. It was in this landscape that Oakland, CA’s
Del The Funky Homosapien emerged in 1991, with his debut release
I Wish My Brother George Was Here.
Cribbing equally from the East Coast’s irreverence and wit, and the West Coast’s
P-Funk inspired production, (the album was produced by Del’s cousin Ice Cube) Del’s
debut has rightly been heralded as a benchmark album for underground hip hop.
I Wish My Brother George Was Here not only produced the underground classics “Dr. Bombay” and “Mistadobalina”
(#9 on the 1992 Hot Rap Tracks Charts), but also set the scene for the success of the other less gangsta West Coast
artists like The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, and of course Del’s compatriots in Souls of Mischief. Above all else, Del is
credited with injecting some much needed light-heartedness at a moment when it was truly needed.
Since his debut Del has gone on to work alongside Gorillaz, Wu-Tang Clan, El-P, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and
as a member of the acclaimed hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030, and even with Dinosaur Jr.
Traffic Entertainment now presents I Wish My Brother George Was Here as a special double LP reissue, featuring the
original artwork, and all of The Funky Homosapien’s witty and innovative rhymes intact.

SIDE ONE
What Is A Booty
Mistadobalina
The Wacky World Of
Rapid Transit

SIDE TWO
Pissin’ On Your Steps
Dark Skin Girls
Money For Sex
Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo

SIDE THREE
Prelude
Dr. Bombay
Sunny Meadowz
Sleepin’ On My Couch

SIDE FOUR
Hoodz Come In Dozens
Same Ol’ Thing
Ya Lil’ Crumbsnatchersooh / incl. “Sleeping On My Couch”, “Mistadobalina” & “Dr.Bombay”/ official repress on double vinyl ! Available from 26.05.2017

Various – Peru Maravilloso
Monday, November 25th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Peru Maravilloso

Image: 1584835 Tiger’s Milk Records first took shape in 2012 after Peruvian cook and restaurateur Martin Morales, also a record collector, DJ and former Head of iTunes Pan EU, opened his Peruvian restaurant in London, Ceviche. His passion and enthusiasm for Peruvian music and cooking led to a meeting with Duncan Ballantyne (Soundway / Naive / Far Out). The label was formed and a debut 7” of archive Peruvian cuts was released to widespread praise in 2012.

Now moving to their first full length compilation, Tiger’s Milk Records presents PERU MARAVILLOSO, the result of many years obsessively collecting Peruvian music: it’s in their blood. With a focus on ‘60s and ‘70s Latin and tropical music, this debut album features a selection of vintage cuts and unknown treasures from one of Peru’s most exciting musical periods. The vast majority of these songs were only ever pressed once on vinyl and have remained unreleased since.Whilst recognising the music of cumbia, guaracha and the electric sound of chicha, PERU MARAVILLOSO owes as much to soul-jazz, Latin-jazz, rock and psychedelia as it does to the traditional styles of Andean, Peruvian criollo and Latin music that dominated the cultural backdrop of Peru during this era.

It was the dogged work of labels like Iempsa, Sono Radio, FTA and Infopesa who tirelessly promoted and produced the bands and tracks featured on this compilation. Much of these labels’ output had some degree of Western influence as they recognised the tastes of Peruvians who were in tune with Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, artists who wrote songs in which the electric guitar was fundamental to their sound. Many of the bandleaders of Peruvian groups were guitarists so their Latin compositions often took on a psychedelic twist, often with simple, hypnotic rhythms and repetitive basslines but always stamped with a unique mix of Peruvian, Andean, Spanish and African influence. This record does not attempt to showcase a singular strand or genre. It’s beauty lies in its raw diversity. Nor does it offer a window into the Peruvian rock or garage scene that was also present in the same period although there are certain clues in tracks like the horn laden reinterpretation of ‘Meshkalina’, originally written by one of Peru’s most respected rock bands Traffic Sound, and the electrified groove of ‘El Chacarero’ by Los Gatos Blancos. It’s clear that there was not only mutual appreciation of different styles by Latin and rock composers but a healthy desire to combine ideas and experiment. As such, PERU MARAVILLOSO offers a first-of-a-kind snapshot of Peru in a bygone era, highlighting its many Latin expressions and identities, a country with a remarkable musical history, which never ceases to surprise.

PERU MARAVILLOSO is compiled by Duncan Ballantyne, Martin Morales and Andres Tapia. Tiger’s Milk Records is part of Ceviche, a restaurant serving Peruvian cuisine in London. A recipe book entitled ‘Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen’ written by Martin Morales was released in July 2013 and entered the Amazon UK top 10 non-fiction chart. The Ceviche team have just returned from their first ever UK pop-up restaurant tour, visiting 14 UK cities and towns.

About the compilers: Martin Morales has produced albums in London, Cuba, Peru, Spain and Italy. He has worked with Matthew Herbert, Chucho Valdez, Oi Va Voi, Omara Portuondo, Tata Guines, Orquesta America, Orquesta Aragon and Novalima. Duncan Ballantyne has managed various record labels including Soundway Records, Brazilian label Far Out and managed Naive in the UK. Andres Tapia runs Resychled Record in Lima, Peru and has released countless titles exploring the rock, punk and garage scenes that developed in Peru in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

KEY POINTS
-debut compilation from Ceviche, a UK-based company dedicated to Peru’s cuisine and culture
-unique snapshot of 1960s and 1970s Peruvian music beyond traditional cumbias and chichas
-features rare and unreissued tracks across compilation
-design, brand and tracklist accessible for both casual buyers and deeper ‘world’ and Latin music fans alike
-package includes fold-out poster featuring original artwork from contemporary Peruvian designers

Tracklist:
01. Lucho Neves y su Orquesta | Mambo de Machaguay
02. Chango y su Conjunto | Salsa 73
03. Juaneco y su Combo | La Cumbia del Pacurro
04. Los Zheros | Para Chachita
05. Pedro Miguel y sus Maracaibos | Piraña
06. Paco Zambrano y su Combo | Meshkalina
07. Los Gatos Blancos | El Chacarero
08. Zulu | Sueño de Amor
09. Los Orientales | Bailando en la Campiña
10. John Benny y Los Ribereños | Trinan las Golondrinas
11. Los Ecos | Me Siento Felíz
12. Lucia de la Cruz | Toro Mata
13. Manzanita y su Conjunto | El Zambito Rumbero
14. Félix Martinez y sus Chavales | La Gallina
15. Aniceto y sus Fabulosos | Los Fabulosos en Onda
16. Los Zheros | Descarga De Los Zheros VINYL ONLY Available from 08.11.2013

Various – Peru Maravilloso (2LP+CD)
Monday, November 25th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Peru Maravilloso (2LP+CD)

Image: 1584836 Tiger’s Milk Records first took shape in 2012 after Peruvian cook and restaurateur Martin Morales, also a record collector, DJ and former Head of iTunes Pan EU, opened his Peruvian restaurant in London, Ceviche. His passion and enthusiasm for Peruvian music and cooking led to a meeting with Duncan Ballantyne (Soundway / Naive / Far Out). The label was formed and a debut 7” of archive Peruvian cuts was released to widespread praise in 2012.

Now moving to their first full length compilation, Tiger’s Milk Records presents PERU MARAVILLOSO, the result of many years obsessively collecting Peruvian music: it’s in their blood. With a focus on ‘60s and ‘70s Latin and tropical music, this debut album features a selection of vintage cuts and unknown treasures from one of Peru’s most exciting musical periods. The vast majority of these songs were only ever pressed once on vinyl and have remained unreleased since.Whilst recognising the music of cumbia, guaracha and the electric sound of chicha, PERU MARAVILLOSO owes as much to soul-jazz, Latin-jazz, rock and psychedelia as it does to the traditional styles of Andean, Peruvian criollo and Latin music that dominated the cultural backdrop of Peru during this era.

It was the dogged work of labels like Iempsa, Sono Radio, FTA and Infopesa who tirelessly promoted and produced the bands and tracks featured on this compilation. Much of these labels’ output had some degree of Western influence as they recognised the tastes of Peruvians who were in tune with Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, artists who wrote songs in which the electric guitar was fundamental to their sound. Many of the bandleaders of Peruvian groups were guitarists so their Latin compositions often took on a psychedelic twist, often with simple, hypnotic rhythms and repetitive basslines but always stamped with a unique mix of Peruvian, Andean, Spanish and African influence. This record does not attempt to showcase a singular strand or genre. It’s beauty lies in its raw diversity. Nor does it offer a window into the Peruvian rock or garage scene that was also present in the same period although there are certain clues in tracks like the horn laden reinterpretation of ‘Meshkalina’, originally written by one of Peru’s most respected rock bands Traffic Sound, and the electrified groove of ‘El Chacarero’ by Los Gatos Blancos. It’s clear that there was not only mutual appreciation of different styles by Latin and rock composers but a healthy desire to combine ideas and experiment. As such, PERU MARAVILLOSO offers a first-of-a-kind snapshot of Peru in a bygone era, highlighting its many Latin expressions and identities, a country with a remarkable musical history, which never ceases to surprise.

PERU MARAVILLOSO is compiled by Duncan Ballantyne, Martin Morales and Andres Tapia. Tiger’s Milk Records is part of Ceviche, a restaurant serving Peruvian cuisine in London. A recipe book entitled ‘Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen’ written by Martin Morales was released in July 2013 and entered the Amazon UK top 10 non-fiction chart. The Ceviche team have just returned from their first ever UK pop-up restaurant tour, visiting 14 UK cities and towns.

About the compilers: Martin Morales has produced albums in London, Cuba, Peru, Spain and Italy. He has worked with Matthew Herbert, Chucho Valdez, Oi Va Voi, Omara Portuondo, Tata Guines, Orquesta America, Orquesta Aragon and Novalima. Duncan Ballantyne has managed various record labels including Soundway Records, Brazilian label Far Out and managed Naive in the UK. Andres Tapia runs Resychled Record in Lima, Peru and has released countless titles exploring the rock, punk and garage scenes that developed in Peru in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

KEY POINTS
-debut compilation from Ceviche, a UK-based company dedicated to Peru’s cuisine and culture
-unique snapshot of 1960s and 1970s Peruvian music beyond traditional cumbias and chichas
-features rare and unreissued tracks across compilation
-design, brand and tracklist accessible for both casual buyers and deeper ‘world’ and Latin music fans alike
-package includes fold-out poster featuring original artwork from contemporary Peruvian designers

Tracklist:
01. Lucho Neves y su Orquesta | Mambo de Machaguay
02. Chango y su Conjunto | Salsa 73
03. Juaneco y su Combo | La Cumbia del Pacurro
04. Los Zheros | Para Chachita
05. Pedro Miguel y sus Maracaibos | Piraña
06. Paco Zambrano y su Combo | Meshkalina
07. Los Gatos Blancos | El Chacarero
08. Zulu | Sueño de Amor
09. Los Orientales | Bailando en la Campiña
10. John Benny y Los Ribereños | Trinan las Golondrinas
11. Los Ecos | Me Siento Felíz
12. Lucia de la Cruz | Toro Mata
13. Manzanita y su Conjunto | El Zambito Rumbero
14. Félix Martinez y sus Chavales | La Gallina
15. Aniceto y sus Fabulosos | Los Fabulosos en Onda
16. Los Zheros | Descarga De Los Zheros VINYL ONLY Available from 08.11.2013

Muddy Waters – Can’t Get No Grindin’
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Muddy Waters – Can’t Get No Grindin’

Image: 1585305 “Can’t Get No Grindin'” von 1973 gehört zu den letzten Veröffentlichungen von Muddy Waters auf Chess Records. Nach seinen Ausflügen in die Electric Blues Richtung Ende der Sechziger und seinen London Sessions mit Steve Winwood von Traffic und Mitch Mitchell von Jimi Hendrix Experience kehrte er zu seinem rauen Slide-Gitarren-Blues zurück und zeigte, dass er trotz seines Alters nicht aus dem Tritt gekommen war. Available from 01.11.2013

Various – Programmed Vol.2
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Programmed Vol.2

Image: 1585378 Following the critically acclaimed inaugural ‘Programmed’ series in February, Program has curated another powerhouse four-piece. Peppered with some of the most talented and creative producers in the global drum & bass game, it’s a sterling sonic showcase that leaves no style stone unturned.

The Italian sonic stallion Maztek takes the lead with ‘Dizzy Step’. Celebrating his biggest year so far, the young artist shows why he’s currently in huge demand with this precision produced stepper. The bassline scuffs and skitters over the pummelling riddim, acting as both a lead line and the driving force of the track. Following one of Maztek’s most monstrous build ups to date, the drop teases as it waits for a bar to show off its savage power. Truly tremendous.

We head to Moscow for the second track of the EP as Program introduce the blistering new talent Traffic. A muscular medley of blunt bass barks, ‘Structures’ is a rolling moment of undiluted moodiness. As the track title suggests, the power can be found in the tight, energetic arrangement. Unforgiving, otherworldly pads provide consistency as the bass dynamics weave and bob, fly and sting, nip and tuck with demonstrative darkness.

The Russian reppage continues as Eastcolors and Noel step up with ‘Crispy’. Another example of audio onomatopoeia, ‘Crispy’ lives up to its name with deadly effect as cutlass-sharp hi-hats and precise kick drum punctuation drive the groove into the future. There’s a playful air about the unpredictable bassline as it heaves us back and forth across the floor, creating space for the turbo riddim to flourish and short-but-dreamy pads on the breakdown to breath.

It’s down to Stealth and Altair to provide the EP’s final, feisty climax. A tried and tested partnership over the last few years, the duo deliver the goods in every way… Opening with blissed out processed guitar strums, oceanic pads and subtle string sprinkles, a rich, warm soulful vocal captures our attention before the elements switch and a gritty bassline takes over. Gradually the lush instrumentation trickles back into the blend, allowing for a stunning breakdown where the vocal really comes into its own. Then, at the blink of a beat, we’re thrown back into staccato bass groove and steppy riddim. Barbed but beautiful, it’s the epitome of contemporary soulful D&B.

Four next level cuts, four of the most exciting names to have emerged in D&B in recent years. It’s time, once again to get with the program!

2.1 Maztek – Dizzy Step 2.2 Traffic – Structures 2.3 EastColors – Crispy Feat. Noel 2.4 Stealth & Altair – You Do Me Wrong Available from 01.11.2013

Tony Aiken & Future 2000 – Unity Sing It Shout It
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tony Aiken & Future 2000 – Unity Sing It Shout It

Image: 88072 Hailing from New York during the mid 1970s, Tony Aiken and Future 2000 was a musical group whose funky brand of R&B-meets-dance featured a distinct sound reminiscent of a combination of Carribbean music and Afrobeat. Their strong arrangements, pulsating beats, and unique orchestrations made them underground darlings for much of the mid-70s. Their Kimsha Records release
Unity: Sing It, Shout It was a joyous, booty-shaking pile of East Coast disco at its most raw.
Aiken has since gone on to work with artists such as Dennis Brown, Frankie Paul, Chosen Few, and many more, but the original Unity album has largely been forgotten to the sands of history…until now! In association with Traffic Entertainment, Kimsha Records is proud to present this sterling reissue of the original Unity LP, right on down to the recreation of its original jacket. Features
hard-hitting funk tracks like “Better Days”, and soulful cuts like “Time Tunnel”, with bouncing bass-lines and sinuous keyboards. Unity’s crown jewel however is its’ title track, a 9+ minute long stomper with hints of reggae and tastes of early-disco vibes. An obscure gem, and a classic for any fan of fine afro-centric music.

SIDE A:
1. Unity, Sing It, Shout It
SIDE B:
1. Good Things.
2. Better Days
3. She Loves Me
4. Time Tunnel Available from 13.09.2013

Cliff Martinez – Only God Forgives OST (180g)
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Cliff Martinez – Only God Forgives OST (180g)

Image: 1583454 180g double vinyl, in gatefold sleeve, coloured and including a download card.

‘Only God Forgives’ is a continuation of the cinematic language started in Drive. The film features an amazing, dark and high energy score by Cliff Martinez (Drive, Traffic, Sex, Lies & Videotape…). The film is mostly carried by images and music.

Tracklisting:

1. Only God Forgives
2. Ask Him Why He Killed My Brother
3. Chang And Sword
4. Chang Vision
5. Do As Thou Will
6. Can’t Forget (performed by Vithaya Pansringarm & Cliff Martinez)
7. Crystal Checking In
8. More Hands
9. Sister Part 1
10. Take It Off
11. Leave My Son In Peace
12. Falling In Love (performed by Vithaya Pansringarm & Cliff Martinez)
13. Crystal And The Bodybuilders
14. Ladies Close Your Eyes
15. Bride Of Chang
16. Wanna Fight
17. You’re My Dream (PROUD) Available from 09.08.2013

Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live
Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live

Image: 1581542 Nearly three years after the release of his debut album Lucky Shiner, Gold Panda
returns with his second album Half Of Where You Live, to be released on Ghostly
International and his own NOTOWN label (UK). The album is the product of a period
spent touring the world multiple times around, absorbing influences and probing
potential new avenues of creative exploration.
Half Of Where You Live represents a stylistic and thematic advancement from Gold
Panda’s previous work, expanding on the ideas he presented on
2012’s Mountain/Financial District 7” and this March’s Trust EP. It reflects its creator’s
nomadic existence — you can see the influence of his travels in track titles like ‘Brazil’
and “Enoshima,” in the oriental textures of “My Father In Hong Kong 1961” and “We
Work Nights,” and in the sounds of “Junk City II,” conceived as a hypothetical
soundtrack to ’90s anime and the films of controversial director Takashi Miike.
“These films depicted a post-economic boom Tokyo in the 1990s”, the producer
explains, “and there was a last days feeling in them. [The feeling] still lurks [in Japan]. I
saw a return to that possible dystopia. I’ve seen people in Osaka walking around,
jobless, mental, stricken. I think real desperation and poverty is returning, it’s quite
scary.”
The whole album, in fact, is described as a “city album” by its maker, and it’s easy to
see why — each track possesses a different aesthetic and reflects a different
environment. Gold Panda describes it as “a jump from location to location… I felt like I
was stealing a piece of each place I went to.” ‘Community’ is a house-tinged reflection
on cultural divides in London, while “Brazil” catalogs Gold Panda’s arrival in Sao Paolo:
“I wanted to make a track that soundtracked my ride from the airport to downtown” he
explains. “The [vocal] sample is kind of like an excited chant, bigging up the place, then
it all gets confusing to replicate the traffic and buildings.”
Taking on this loose concept has meant a more considered approach for Gold Panda,
and the music has harsher edges than his previous work, and an almost hauntological
feel at times. Crucially, though, this new approach hasn’t compromised the producer’s
creative freedom, and the album still flows with his trademark organic vibrancy. “I’ve
tried to really focus on just a few elements,” he explains. “I tried to avoid chopped up
female vocals this time around, as it’s become pretty well done, and anything that was
too solid structurally. Ultimately, though, you just you find your groove and settle into a
sound and realize you only really need to please yourself.”

TRACKLISTING LP
A1. Junk City II
A2. An English House
B1. Brazil
B2. My Father In Hong Kong 1961
B3. Community
C1. S950
C2. We Work Nights
C3. Flinton
D1. Enoshima
D2. The Most Liveable City
D3. Reprise

http://iamgoldpanda.com
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http://www.facebook.com/iamgoldpanda Available from 28.06.2013

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