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Angels Dust – Slow Tapes (Screen Printed/Colored Vinyl)
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Angels Dust – Slow Tapes (Screen Printed/Colored Vinyl)

Image: 1598080 ANGELS DUST is vocalist FLAVIA CIAMPI and producer
DAVID LAMPLEY, both originally hailing from San Diego,
CA. Their bewitching, hypnotizing yet soulful debut
summons the same heaviness and somber darkness of
Portishead & Mazzy Star.
Ciampi’s almost-whispered vocals are front and center,
anchored by loose swinging beats that are as unnerving as
they are catchy. Lampley (also known as Psychopop, one
half of San Diego instrumental noise legends SKRAPEZ,
as well as a frequent GONJASUFI collaborator) handles
the gritty lo-fi production duties.

1. Funeral
2. Haunted
3. Before You See
4. Alone
5. Shivers
6. Slow Tapes Available from 31.07.2015

Frank N Dank & Jay Dee – The Jay Dee Tapes (RSD)
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Frank N Dank & Jay Dee – The Jay Dee Tapes (RSD)

Image: 1608994 Frank nitt and dankery harv – or just frank n dank – knew J. Dilla before you. But don’t feel bad, they knew dilla before anyone knew dilla. When dilla was still in detroit, before he was known as J Dilla. Before he’d even stepped foot in LA. From their personal vault, frank n dank bring you these cuts from their years working with dilla, including complete instrumentals, presented in a 12″ red vinyl pressing.

A1. Let’s Go
A2. Things Ain’t The Same
A3. Reach For The Sky
B1. Let’s Go (Instrumental)
B2. Things Ain’t The Same (Instrumental)
B3. Reach For The Sky (Instrumental) Available from 22.04.2017

Brenk Sinatra – Gumbo II: Pretty Ugly / Lost Tapes (Melting Pot Music)
Friday, August 5th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Brenk Sinatra’s 2011 masterpiece is celebrating it’s fifth birthday. So we we are proud to announce “Gumbo II: Pretty Ugly / Lost Tapes”. A double LP consisting of the original album and 20 brand new tracks from 2011. Pressed on blue vinyl and limited to 1.000 copies.

2LP+MP3 MPM116X
Release: 05-08-16
Brenk Sinatra – Gumbo II: Pretty Ugly / Lost Tapes (Ltd.2LP+MP3)
Friday, June 24th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Brenk Sinatra – Gumbo II: Pretty Ugly / Lost Tapes (Ltd.2LP+MP3)

Image: 1604590 Auf 1.000 Exemplare limitierte Geburtstags-Edition mit insgesamt 43 Tracks, gepresst als blaues Doppel-Vinyl inklusive Downloadcard. “Gumbo II: Pretty Ugly “, Brenk Sinatras Masterpiece von 2011, feiert diesen Sommer seinen fünften Geburtstag. Zu diesem Anlass hat Brenk sein Archiv durchforstet und 20(!) Beats aus den “Gumbo II” Sessions ausgegraben, die es damals nicht aufs Album geschafft haben. Brenk Sinatra ist Gründungsmitglied des Hi-Hat Clubs, Betty Ford Boy und A-Klassen-Beatlieferant. Available from 05.08.2016

Prof – Liability (Col. Vinyl)
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Prof – Liability (Col. Vinyl)

Prof, the newest signee to Rhymesayers Entertainment, is already a legend on the southside of Minneapolis. With three self-released albums, plus three additional mixtapes of exclusive material already under his belt, it should come as no surprise he’s…

Skyzoo – Music For My Friends (Colored Vinyl)
Friday, June 26th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Skyzoo – Music For My Friends (Colored Vinyl)

Skyzoo is a staple in the hip hop world and on the heels of the successful collaborative album, Barrel Brothers, last year with Torae, Skyzoo returns with his next solo project. After numerous mixtapes, freestyle series and collabrative LPs, Skyzoo re…

Tapes – No Broken Hearts On This Factory Floor
Friday, May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tapes – No Broken Hearts On This Factory Floor

The musical enigma that is Tapes on the equally mystifying Em Records… wow. Deluxe 2LP compilation of greatest bits and more.. We can’t get enough of this guy at RH! We were hooked when we first heard his Jahtari output, then after the boss Meeuw Mu…

UGK – Ridin’ Dirty (Colored Vinyl)
Friday, April 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on UGK – Ridin’ Dirty (Colored Vinyl)

Image: 1596440 Ridin’ Dirty is the third studio album by dirty south legends Bun B and Pimp C – together known as UGK. It is easily considered one of the greatest southern hip hop albums ever made, but let’s drop all the labels this is just pure good rap music, for any region. It’s all right there, everything that people have come to expect from Houston rap: candy-painted cars, wood-grained steering wheels, flashy jewelry, late-night odes to lean and weed, passing references to DJ Screw tapes, those warm funk synthesizers that sound like radio oldies. All of Ridin’ Dirty feels iconic now— among other reasons, because so many of its lyrics have since been cribbed by everyone from Slim Thug to Jay Z. There’s the laid-back badassery of “Diamonds and Wood,” the zoned-out celebration of “3 in the Morning,” the ridiculous boasting of “Fuck My Car.” Everything here is essential. Ridin’ Dirty was produced entirely by Pimp C and features start to finish bangers such as “One Day”, “Murder”, “Hi Lif” and of course the title track “Ridin’ Dirty.” Pimp C’s makes use of perfectly chosen Soul, Funk and Gospel samples to create a perfect soundscape for he and Bun B to trade verse over. Despite there being no singles or videos released from the album, the set went on to be a pivotal moment in southern hip hop as well as UGK’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed release.

SIDE A
1. Intro
2. One Day
3. Murder
4. Pinky Ring
SIDE B
1. Diamonds & Wood
2. 3 In The Mornin’
3. Touched
SIDE C
1. Fuck My Car
2. That‘s Why I Carry
3. Hi-Life
4. Good Stu*
SIDE D
1. Ridin’ Dirty
2. Outro Available from 08.05.2015

Kutmah – Black Wave Tapes Vol.1 (Colored)
Saturday, January 31st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kutmah – Black Wave Tapes Vol.1 (Colored)

Coloured vinyl edition of previously released album on tape. Tracks recorded in 2013 in London. 200 copies pressed!1. One For Detroit 2. Self Sabotage (Eye) 3. The Dalston Stalker 4. Sinead / Last Dance 5. Gallogoongoon 6. First Beat Recorded 7. Where…

Rheji Burrell – The Lost Nu Groove Tapes
Friday, July 4th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rheji Burrell – The Lost Nu Groove Tapes

FBNM is very excited to announce its next EP. As always the label tries to do more than just release music, instead adding things like tote bags, limited colour pressings and boutique artwork to make sure every package is extra special. This next red,…

Katharsis – Suspension (Colored Vinyl)
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Katharsis – Suspension (Colored Vinyl)

Image: 1586380 Katharsis war Ende der Achtziger eine Industrial Band mit Punk Attitüde aus San Francisco. Nach ein paar Veröffentlichungen auf Kassetten veröffentlichten sie 1989 ihr einziges Album auf dem einflussreichen RRRecords Label in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Industrial / Avantgarde Label SSS Productions. Nach dem harschen Sound ihrer Tapes lieferte “Suspension Of Belief” einen neuen Sound mit mehr Rock Einflüssen, eine Mischung aus Bands wie Nine Inch Nails und Swans, erhielt jedoch die experimentelle und atmosphärische Seite, für die die Band bekannt war. Das Album wurde neu gemastert und erscheint nun erstmalig wieder mit originalem Artwork, Einleger und MP3-Download-Coupon. Available from 07.02.2014

Sam Sanders – Mirror Mirror (Orangle Vinyl) (180g)
Friday, September 6th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sam Sanders – Mirror Mirror (Orangle Vinyl) (180g)

The latest release from 180 Proof Records is sure to be one of the most talked about deep crate releases of the year. A collector’s dream come true, Sam Sander’s Mirror Mirror is so rare that the recordings on this album have never before seen a prope…

Larry Nozero – Time (Red Vinyl) (180g)
Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Larry Nozero – Time (Red Vinyl) (180g)

Image: 1582115 Following on the heels of Kenny Cox’s previously unreleased Clap Clap! The Joyful Noise, 180 Proof Records continues to bring new life to the Strata Inc. Catalog with Larry Nozero’s 1975 passion project, Time. The last album to be released on Strata Inc., Time is a dreamlike mix of mood, an album full of range, tempo, and feeling, from the impulsive and airy rendition of the jazz standard “All the Things you Are” to the brooding melancholia of “Tony,” Nozero’s Time is destined to become known among aficionados as a classic of 1970s jazz. Like time itself, each song is open to individual interpretation – something Nozero himself confessed to on the album’s original liner notes, saying “It got so deep that we decided to call the group and our album after that concept of TIME, because it seemed to mean something to just about everyone.”
A native of Detroit, Nozero spent time in Charles Moore’s Detroit Contemporary 5 (part of Strata Inc.) before being drafted into the military. While enlisted, Nozero capitalized on his time by honing his craft in the Army Band. By the time he returned to Detroit, Nozero had little trouble landing high-profile gigs. No stranger to success, Nozero’s previous credits and collaborators include Henry Mancini, Sergio Mendes, and playing Soprano sax on Marvin Gaye’s iconic 1971 album, What’s Going On.
Working with his cousin and collaborator Dennis Tini, Time is unlike many albums of the era in that it truly feels like a work fueled by freewheeling
expressionism. The pieces are funky, soulful, strange and soothing all at once. Tini’s stand-out contribution to the album is “Tune for L.N.”,
a funk-fueled piece of rhythm-centric jazz. A distinguishing feature of the album is the use of wordless vocalise. The scat work on part two
of “Chronicle Of The Murdered House” adds a distinct counterpoint to Nozero’s reedwork, while the high pitch bebop of “Baubles, Bangles
and Beads” closes out the album with a carefree and buoyant groove.
Time has been remastered from the original reel to reel masters, along with the artwork, which has been restored and printed ontop Heavy
Stock Tip On Gatefold Jackets. Vinyl is pressed on as 180 Gram numbered vinyl. Includes extensive liner notes and never seen before photos.

1. Rare Jazz from the legendary Detroit Jazz label Strata Records, Inc.
2. Remastered from the original master reel to reel tapes
3. Never seen before photos and extensive liner notes.
4. This release restores the original album artwork and will be available in 180 Gram very limited double vinyl at 45 RPM (1000 copies only)
5. 180 Proof is owned and curated by DJ Amir (of Kon and Amir) who is internationally recognized as a beat digger and tastemaker.
6. Packaged in heavy gatefold tip on jackets with foil stamped numbering.

Marketing/Promotion: Full Radio Support from Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Kev Beadle, Michael Rutten, Lefto, Anthony Valdez.

Side 1:
1. Reflections of My Past
2. Tony
Side 2:
1. Chronicle of the Murdered House Part 1
2. Chronicle of the Murdered House Part 2
Side 3:
1. Tune for L.N.
2. Impressions of My Lady
Side 4:
1. All Things You Are
2. Two Worlds
3. Baubles, Bangles & Beads

Available from 28.06.2013

Rodion G.A. – The Lost Tapes
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rodion G.A. – The Lost Tapes

Image: 1579901 Strut, in conjunction with Ambassador’s Reception and Future Nuggets, presents the first ever retrospective of fabled band Rodion G.A., one of Romania’s best kept musical secrets of the last 30 years.
As a band, Rodion G.A. were a unique phenomenon in their homeland at the time, operating in their own universe during a prolific period of recording from 1978 to 1984 at a time of significant political repression under the Ceausescu regime. Bandleader, Rodion Ladislau Rosca, was an enigma. As half-Hungarian, half-Romanian, he lived near the border in Cluj, a city with a healthy music culture which had spawned important prog rock bands incuding Cromatic, Experimental Quintet and Semnal M. Here, Rodion
managed to find vinyl, becoming known amongst friends as “King Of Records”. As such, he became equally as steeped in the major Western rock artists of the era – Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin – as he was many of the electronic pioneers. He met Kraftwerk during their early days.
Despite the political conditions, a music scene existed in Romania, mainly within a network of festivals around the country and in seaside towns at restaurants and clubs. Bands would push the rules, often playing Western covers and venue owners had to be
careful, getting to know when inspectors may drop by. Rodion was no exception. He remembers one occasion when an inspector came to listen to a band soundcheck. Despite singing in Romanian, the inspector pulled them up for singing “yeah yeah yeah”
during a chorus.
From the start, Rodion was concerned with his own style of composition and set himself apart from the predominant rock sounds that dominated Romanian music during the late ‘60s. Technically and in his compositions, he was obsessed with every detail. His first sessions were recorded during 1969-1972 – simple, sparse and haunting pieces using reel to reel recorders, based around vocals, guitars and improvised drums. In 1975-6, Rosca formed Rodion G.A., the ‘G.A.’ comprising band members Gicu Fãrca.
and Adrian Cãpraru. Rosca had amassed equipment and became a DIY tech wizard, improvising his own techniques of composing using reel to reels. Surrounded by three or four Tesla tape machines, he would record beats and guitar on one channel of the tape, then stop and add other instruments on the other – a raw means of multi-tracking. He would use the other machines to add effects and delays on both instruments and vocals. Other tools in his armoury included an East German Vermona drum machine, a toy Casio VL Tone and a small Russian organ to which he added phaser, flanger and delay pedals. For the band’s gigs, he even made by hand his own rig with ‘Rodion G.A.’-branded speaker boxes and amps. From the start, the band’s sound was incomparable to other contemporaries. Other Romanian musicians like Mircea Florian had moved from a folkrock background to experiment with more electronic productions but Rodion was different – dense electronic sounds, raw programmed rhythms, intricate arrangements, prog and classical touches.
The band’s recorded output in Romania at the time was sparse. There was only one label operating, the State-owned Electrecord, and they recorded two tracks by Rodion G.A. for a compilation, ‘Romanian Rock Vol. 6’. In 1981, the tracks were picked up by radio and Rodion even hit the top of the Romanian charts for several weeks. Beyond this, no other releases surfaced and yet the band recorded prolifically during the early ‘80s. Other records nearly materialised – the band scored the soundtrack to an animated movie, ‘Delta Space Mission’ in the mid-‘80s but the tracks were refused by the film company who then employed prolific Romanian electronic / pop producer Adrian Enescu for the job. The band’s only other documented performance during their career was a show on Romanian television celebrating New Year’s Eve in 1980. Rodion G.A. eventually split in 1987 following a gig at Mangalia Festival and Rodion then walked away from music following the death of his mother.
Fast forward to 2012 when the myth of Rodion G.A. came to the attention of excellent Romanian production and DJ crew, Future Nuggets, a collective as dedicated to unearthing Romania’s musical past as they are forging new sounds steeped in the country’s traditions. As well as this album, a partnership with Steve Kotey of Ambassador’s Reception has led to a compilation of their own studio work including their acclaimed psych-jazz album as Steua da Mare.
Rodion GA ‘The Lost Tapes’ is released on Strut / Ambassador’s Reception / Future Nuggets on May… remastered from the original tape reels. Rodion G.A. backed by Steua da Mare will be touring fully across Europe from Summer 2013.

Key Points
– Rodion G.A. sessions discovered and released for the first time anywhere
– Key band in Romania’s contemporary music history
– Unique sound mixing lo fi electronics, prog rock and classical
– Bandleader Roadion Rosca fully involved in campaign and associated touring
– Compiled and curated by acclaimed new Romanian producer and DJ team, Future Nuggets
– Compilation mastered from the original reel to reel tapes

For Fans of Kraftwerk, Minimal Wave, Tangerine Dream, Goblin, Krautrock, Can, Silver Apples, Manuel Gottsching, Ash Ra Tempel Available from 24.05.2013

Uptown XO (Diamond District) – Color De Grey (Colored Vinyl)
Thursday, June 6th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Uptown XO (Diamond District) – Color De Grey (Colored Vinyl)

Uptown XO is DC through and through. Born as Jamaal Walton in historic Howard University hospital in ’85, XO grew up immersed in the culture and music of the District of Columbia. Both parents were musicians and XO’s first musical experiences include …

J Dilla – Lost Tapes, Reels + More
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on J Dilla – Lost Tapes, Reels + More

Moodymann’s Mahogani label will release another posthumous J Dilla release, Dilla Lost Tapes.Lost Tapes follows last year’s Mahogani-housed Dillatroit, and crams a hefty 20 tracks onto two sides of vinyl. Although Dilla is best known as part of the hi…

Various – Minimal Wave Tapes Vol.2 (Stones Throw)
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 | Tags: ,
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This is the second volume of “The Minimal Wave Tapes” series, a collection of rare electronic music compiled from bands around the world.

CD STH2281-2 / 2LP STH2281-1
Release: 24-02-12
Stones Throw presents the second volume of “The Minimal Wave Tapes” series …
Friday, February 3rd, 2012 | Tags: ,
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This is the second volume of “The Minimal Wave Tapes” series, a collection of rare electronic music compiled from bands around the world. Most of the songs were recorded in the 1980s and originally released on limited edition cassettes or vinyl by the artists themselves, and only a handful of people knew about them. Now […]

Staff Charts 2014
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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, […]

Various – The Library Archive (Vaults of Cavendish Music)
Friday, October 6th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – The Library Archive (Vaults of Cavendish Music)

Image: 1615596 Join two of BBE’s most prolific artists and compilers, Mr Thing & Chris Read on a voyage into the mysterious, strange and wonderful world of Library Music, courtesy of Cavendish Music

Tracklist:
1. Sound Studio Orchestra – Southbound
2. Sound Studio Orchestra – Snowmobile
3. The Cavendish Orchestra – Funkrund
4. Unknown Performer – Milky Way
5. Unknown Performer – Star Voyage
6. Unknown Performer – Kaleidoscope
7. The New Dance Orchestra – The Trackers
8. Sound Studio Set – Two Bars
9. Sound Studio Set – The Scape Goat
10. The Cavendish Orchestra – Riff-Raff
11. The New Sounds – The Big Score
12. The Latin American Orchestra – Come Cuban!
13. Sound Studio Orchestra – The Rally
14. The New Dance Orchestra – Pardon
15. The New Dance Orchestra – Night Driver
16. The New Dance Orchestra – Border Incident
17. The New Dance Orchestra – Lady Killers
18. The New Dance Orchestra – One Way Trip (Warm Version)
19. The New Dance Orchestra – One Way Trip (Cool Version)
20. The New Concert Orchestra – Night Shade (Long)
21. The New Concert Orchestra – Night Shade (Short)
22. The New Sounds – Smile of A Stranger
23. The New Percussion Octet – Graphics Pt. 2

Join two of BBE’s most prolific artists and compilers, Mr Thing & Chris Read on a voyage into the mysterious, strange and wonderful world of Library Music, courtesy of Cavendish Music. Founded in 1937 and originally known as Boosey & Hawkes Recorded Music Library, Cavendish Music is the largest independent Library Music publisher in the UK and also represents a host of music catalogues across the globe.
During the Library Music heyday of the 60s and 70s, thousands of original instrumental tracks were produced across a broad range of genres for companies like Cavendish, who then created vinyl and tape collections, often arranged by theme or mood, for their customers in radio, television and film. Cult British TV shows such as The Sweeney and The Professionals as well as documentaries and feature films relied heavily on these catalogues, and companies like KPM, De Wolfe and Boosey & Hawkes went a long way toward defining the sound of British popular culture at the time. Never commercially available, music created for these libraries that never made it to the promised land of TV or Radio was destined to languish in
Cavendish Music’s vast London vault, only recently unearthed by a new generation of DJs and producers searching for rare gems or a perfect sample.
Mr Thing & Chris Read were first invited to examine the contents of the Cavendish Music archive in 2014 as part of WhoSampled’s ‘Samplethon’ event in which producers created new tracks against the clock using sample material mined from the catalogue. Whilst digging through box upon box of records and tapes looking for interesting sounds, the pair also discovered a host of 70s library music which has not only stood the test of time, but deserves to be heard in its original form.
From dramatic big band numbers reminiscent of Lalo Schifrin’s film scores to atmospheric proto-hip hop instrumentals produced before the genre’s existence, right through to fairly straightforward jazz and funk cuts, this amazing collection of music is sure to inspire and delight DJs and beatmakers the world over. Available from 10.11.2017

The Jazz Jousters – Fifth Element – 5th Anniversary
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Jazz Jousters – Fifth Element – 5th Anniversary

Image: 1612111 Millennium Jazz Music presents the Fifth Element LP as we celebrate
with the Jazz Jousters collective who arrive at their 5th anniversary since
the group started in 2012. FE stands as the groups 53rd album in total
and we applaud them on their relentless work ethic, and also salute you
all for helping us to keep these sessions alive.
This year we’ve marked the occasion with a double vinyl album and a
small batch of cassettes for all involve to receive and cherish. This is
also our very frst double 12” of music that was made exclusively for this
occasion. We hope you like the outcome and either the tapes, records or
downloads fnd their way in to some loving homes and collections around
the world.

1. Koncise – Brothers
2. Stay Classy – JJV
3. Says Who? & DJ Vindictiv – Shadows
4. Charlie Mac – Circumpunct
5. B3NBi – From My House
6. Diligent Fingers – Hidden Treasure
7. DJ Mentos – Slow Bourbon
8. Bones The Beat Head – Crime Scene
9. Es-K – Eternal
10. B-Side – Red Carpet
11. Erik Jackson – Sentiments of Me
12. Flitz&Suppe – Trigger Theory
13. RickMal – In A Dream
14. Slone – Floating Quintet
15. Pawcut – Nap
16. SmokedBeat – Aether Monday
17. Skinnista – Vision
18. Mr. Moods – Lazy Afternoon
19. Blue Buttonz – Paying The Bill
20. Gadget – Beckoning (Raise It Up)

• Fifth element celebrates the groups 5th year as a collective and stands as their 53rd album since they started work in 2012
• The album features mixture the groups original members as well as some new talent, many of which you have heard of before within the thriving instrumental beat scene Available from 20.10.2017

Camille Howard – Nasty Man / Rock With Me
Friday, September 8th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Camille Howard – Nasty Man / Rock With Me

Image: 1611860 Two completely unissued belters from one of our favourite female R&B vocalists, Camille Howard. Recorded for Federal but never seeing the light of day until now, both ‘Rock With Me’ and ‘Nasty Man’ are superb mid-tempo R&B stompers, with Howard in full voice channelling her best blues shouter persona before giving way to greasy sax breaks at the mid-sections. Mastered from the original 1953 tapes, get this limited, fully licensed release while you can, these tracks are unlikely to see a vinyl release again any time soon.

Tracklisting
1 Nasty Man
2 Rock With Me Available from 15.09.2017

Raw Soul Express – Best Kept Secret
Thursday, July 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Raw Soul Express – Best Kept Secret

Athens of the north and Symphoncal Records are proud to present the long lost Raw Soul Express LP in a special limited Vinyl only release. Mastered personally from the original tapes with love. If you don’t know what this is then you’re in the wrong g…

Tanning Salon – Dream Castle
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tanning Salon – Dream Castle

Image: 1610575 First ever vinyl pressing of archival recordings from 2011 by Tanning Salon (aka vaporwave legend Vektroid).

TRACKLISTING
A1: Dunadd Hill 19:05
B1: Larsen Harbour 10:37
B2: Alcázar of Segovia 04:14
B3: Camelot Wanderers 05:38
C1: Penrose Steps (Dream Castle) 08:07
C2: Pandora’s Labyrinth 11:39

First ever vinyl pressing of archival recordings from 2011 by Tanning Salon (aka vaporwave legend Vektroid). This is not a “vaporwave” album however, as there are no slow-motion samples, instead it is an improvised stream-of-consciousness via cheap keyboards and drum machines photocopied to cassette. The mysterious vibe of these recordings will appeal to fans of Grouper’s more abstract early works. “Within six suites, you’ll be blissfully relaxed in a zone that’s only meant for serious drifters. Yet, a serious drifter is inside all of us. It’s just a matter of reaching that Dream Castle in your mind’s sky. The lack of directness in presentation, including the drift of the music itself, by-way of comparing it to that cool breeze that comes along and is easily as forgotten, the joyousness of memory is beheld by tones. No matter if these sounds are intricate or progressive or copied or [etc.], the memory of when-and-where stirs in listeners when releases like Dream Castle pop back up. As the conundrum’s pile in, think of Dream Castle exactly like the tan you gripped while feeling that cool breeze: as lasting as skin cells dying out, there’ll always be the digital age prepared to drift back into your life. You’ll always be able to come back to Tanning Salon’s waves of thought. Let freedom reign within the Dream Castle. We can all be attached in a state of URL minds. But most importantly, get yourself a good lax via Tanning Salon. You’ve come this far virtually. It’s time to kick up a heel or two, girl. “ C-Monster, Tiny Mix Tapes

FORMAT: DOUBLE-LP on METALLIC SILVER VINYL (Music on sides 1-3, Side 4 is an etching of a design custom-made by Vektroid for this release.)
PACKAGING: Wide-Spine standard LP jacket + download card Available from 28.07.2017

DJ Spinna – 1996 Beat Tape Vol.1
Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Spinna – 1996 Beat Tape Vol.1

Image: 1609395 Aptly titled, “1996 Beat Tape Vol. 1”, DJ Spinna’s latest instrumental album features 18 original beats all produced on the EMU-SP1200 & Akai S950 circa 1996. With over 25 years in business, the Brooklyn native is tied to nothing short of greatness and a legacy of diverse extensions since his beginnings as a house DJ in the late 80s. Many know Spinna for being in the elite group of seasoned party rockers where his resume includes collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Spike Lee, Michael Jackson & Prince (Soul Slam) tribute parties and several US/international bookings a month. Others regard him as one of house music’s best for his well orchestrated dance tracks that blend jazz, soul & funk, caribbean and latin themes into his trademark, “Intergalactic Soul”.
Producing in the mid 90s with his underground duo, the Jigmastas, Spinna acquired national recognition for remixing Das Efx’s, Microphone Master single. He would gain larger recognition for his classic remix of De La Soul’s, Stakes Iz High single originally produced by the legendary Jay Dee aka J Dilla who became a friend in addition to being a contemporary. After a deal with Rawkus Records and producing some of Eminem’s early official appearances, Spinna achieved placements as a go to beat maker for legends, veterans and new MC’s. Though DJ Spinna has found continued success away from his roots, he has always satisfed his core audience whether producing for Homeboy Sandman, Phonte, The Jigmastas or his own solo projects.”1996 Beat Tape Vol. 1” is a rare peek into his deep archive. Much of the material was sourced directly from aged dat tapes and ?oppy disks from the year 1996. Don’t let the 20 year lapse mislead that these compositions are
primitive to today’s standards. The 18 track fully instrumental LP proves the advanced production techniques and sampling ideas Spinna employed are still ahead of it’s time long before much of the resurgence of 90s revivalist themes from today’s artists. The “1996 beat Tape” is the “Real McCoy”. All music was produced before
computers, before accessible home studios and before instrumental hip-hop was a category. Many of the beats were made with vocalists in mind. Constructed on turntables, the EMU-SP1200 and the Akai S950, historians will appreciate the album cover designed by Joe Buck which depicts intimate photos of Spinna in his studio with the actual gear used to create the album’s contents. This is only the frst volume and the debut venture between Redefnition Records and
Spinna’s own Correct Technique Records. With 2 plus decades of unreleased material, who knows what the future holds, but history shows that when DJ Spinna releases an instrumental album, they sell fast.

• LP pressed on orange vinyl
• Limited edition vintage instrumental collection from legendary producer, DJ Spinna
• Will be supported by video content of Spinna in his studio, discussing his career and production techniques

1. Bleepers
2. Gruzzy
3. Lace
4. Azzy
5. Zylowah
6. Red
7. J.L.
8. Dasfunkay
9. B.T.
10. Murky
11. Uuuugghh
12. Notty
13. Fazer
14. BuildingBloxx
15. Webby
16. Hopscotch
17. Thatone2
18. Blue Available from 05.05.2017

Al Massrieen – Modern Music (LP+MP3)
Friday, March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Al Massrieen – Modern Music (LP+MP3)

Image: 1609004 Al Massrieen: Disco, Funk and modernized Arabic Pop from Egypt

In the beginning of Habibi Funk, our search was focussed on vinyl records. Around a year ago though, we got to the point where we realized that it became substantially harder to discover music, that we enjoyed and hadn’t heard before. It became apparent that it was time to start looking for other formats. Cassette tapes were the obvious alternative. These were introduced in the arabic world around the late 1970s. In some countries they took over a bit earlier, in others a bit later, but eventually they pushed the vinyl format out of the market in the 1980s. In Egypt this trend already even started in the late 1970s.

Al Massrieen was one of the first bands I learned about once I discovered the tape format for myself. They were really popular in Egypt in the 1970s and the more of their music I found on either tapes or Arabic pirate mp3 sites, the more I was becoming a fan. Only very few bands from the region can match the band’s versatility as well as their strive for innovation. Hany Shenoda is the man behind the Al Massrieen band. He is a reknown figure of the Egyptian music scene and has worked with everyone from Abdel Halim Hafez to Mohamed Mounir. Al Massrieen was his attempt to introduce his ideas of modernizing Egyptian music, heavily encouraged by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt’s only winner of the Nobel Price for literature) after discussing his ideas with him.
Al Massrieen’s sound goes from lush disco like “Sah” to psych rock like “Horreya” or incredible jazz fused pop on songs such as “Edba Mn Gded”. I was shocked to realize the band seemed to be hardly known outside Egypt, even though I feel they’re at least on the same level as Ahmed Fakroun. An relative obscurity which I largely attribute to the fact that their releases never have been pressed on vinyl (apart from a Greece best of LP which wasn’t a strong compilation of the group’s songs). One way or another it felt like this band and especially their composer, band leader and overall brain Hany Shenoda was in need to get some recognition outside of Egypt. The release is fully licensed from the band and comes with an extensive booklet with liner notes, interviews and unseen photos.

Tracklist:
1. Asef Gedan
2. Ebda’ Men Gedid
3. Sah
4. Longa 79
5. El Sobhiya
6. Bahebek La*
7. Men Awel Deqiqa
8. Mafatshi Leh
9. Betebki Leh
10. Hatgini Tani
11. Horreya
12. El Bahr Azra*
13. West El Ghabat

*CD & Digi exclusive

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Available from 28.04.2017

DJ J Hart / Masta Ace / Budamunk – Cool / Trinity
Friday, March 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ J Hart / Masta Ace / Budamunk – Cool / Trinity

Image: 1609109 Paris-Born, NYC based DJ/Producer J Hart and Tokyo producer
Budamunk, teamed up for a very limited edition 45’s (only 250 units
pressed) featuring Masta Ace, Chris Rivers, HDBeenDope and Rim.
This collector vinyl includes 2 exclusive songs: ‘Trinity’ produced
by DJ J Hart featuring Chris Rivers, HDBeenDope, Rim and ‘Cool’
produced by Budamunk feat. Masta Ace and DJ J Hart. These 2
tracks were featured on J and Budamunk’s Double Dragon cassette
tape, which was released exclusively in Japan by Jazzy Sport music
label earlier this year.
The 2 sides cover artwork was crafted by painting artist, Alexander
Grahovsky.

A.
DJ J Hart feat Chris Rivers, HDBeenDope, Rim – Trinity
B.
Budamunk feat. Masta Ace and DJ J Hart – Cool

• Hand-numbered limited edition of 250 units on blue opaque
vinyl
• Features Masta Ace, Chris Rivers (Big Pun’s Son),
HDBeenDope, Rim
• Produced by Dj J Hart and Budamunk
• These 2 tracks were featured on J and Budamunk’s Double
Dragon cassette tapes which was released exclusively in
Japan by Jazzy Sport Music Label Available from 28.04.2017

Josef Leimberg – Astral Progressions
Friday, January 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Josef Leimberg – Astral Progressions

Image: 1607749 This fall, trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg will launch his debut full-length Astral Progressions. Hitting vinyl prints and digital formats with the Alpha Pup Records jazz imprint World Galaxy, Astral Progressions is a powerful record in the canon of 21st century music. It also continues the momentum Leimberg achieved on the Kendrick Lamar Grammy Award-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly. A hybrid state of jazz fusion, world music, R&B and golden era hip hop instrumentalism. Josef Leimberg has created a rich tapestry of sound that fits right in with the resurgence of progressive music in the 2010’s, launching out on his own terms after an impressive career of guest work.

Leimberg gained a unique level of traction with his work on the multiple Grammy Award-winning Kendrick Lamar LP To Pimp A Butterfly. Credited under the LoveDragon moniker with Terrace Martin, his time with To Pimp A Butterfly only represents a small fragment of his accomplishments. His collaborative resume over the decades is astounding, consisting of production, writing and feature credits with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke, Shafiq Husayn, Funkadelic, Freestyle Fellowship, Dr. Dre, Murs, King Tee, Suga Free, Saafir and Busdriver. These connections have undoubtedly spread life all over Astral Progressions.

Leimberg’s debut album features an array of innovators and game changers in modern progressive music. Kamasi Washington, Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kurupt, Terrace Martin and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson are just a small list of the brilliant minds that make the Astral Progressions outing special. Many of the featured artists became with the LP through world renowned creator Shafiq Husayn. Leimberg would connect with various musicians associated to his camp through studio recordings, gigging and rehearsals, building on his compositions in a very organic and social way.

Kurupt connects with Astral Progression’s cosmic message unlike anything else he’s done before, lending his verbal talents over a cosmic west coast flavor. Georgia Anne Muldrow and Bilal add considerable weight as well, taking direction into spiritually tinged fusions of R&B and soul. The ending track pays special homage to Leimberg’s mother, including a recording of her speaking about the complexities of life and where we all fit into the bigger picture of this universe. To describe this record in full would take volumes of thought, bridged under the vision of Leimberg in every note and measure.

Leimberg takes the sonic power of Astral Progressions back to the origins of the ‘70s jazz fusion movement. Included is a superb Miles Davis cover of ‘Lonely Fire.’ Originally recorded and featured on the 1970s Miles Davis studio album Big Fun, Leimberg revamps the spiritually tinged piece with uptempo pocket driven drum work, flaring solo’s and a sense of heightened energy that transforms the chord arrangements of the original into something entirely new. Paul Livingston adds lush sitar, tambura and sarod, bringing the Indian influences shed on the original composition into the 21st century state of Leimberg’s vision. It’s a perfect summation of how organic, fluid and exotic the record is as a whole.

The artwork and design packaging pulls back to the narrative of prolific album cover work that enhanced many of the world’s most celebrated jazz fusion albums. Artwork created by Tokio Aoyama, the vibrant color schemes intertwine into deeply interwoven symbols, coalescing to form a powerful story before a single note is even heard.

Taking the influence his father, mother and communities of musicians around him, Astral Progressions is a record that summarizes the long lasting power of love through sound. Josef Leimberg is a part of the movement that’s creating new standards in the exploration of jazz and fusion. He is defining himself as a worthy composer and purveyor of the deep musical arts and Astral Progressions is just the beginning.
Available from 24.02.2017

Eric Lau – Examples (Colored)
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Eric Lau – Examples (Colored)

Image: 1608142 First Word enters 2017 with a bang: a 28-track album courtesy of Eric Lau. This, his third instrumental album, is a veritable tapestry of vibes, ranging through Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Funk & Brazilian beats. A mere taste into the genius production skills of London’s Mr. Lau, it’s easy to understand why he’s so revered by DJs, artists and producers across the world, including Rich Medina, 9th Wonder, Bobbito, Dam Funk, Gilles Peterson, James Poyser (The Roots), Phonte and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), amongst others. Eric has had previous outings for First Word as part of the Record Store Day beat-challenge trilogy, along with Tall Black Guy, Kidkanevil and Mr. Thing, and was recently initiated into Jazzy Jeff’s star-studded annual Playlist Retreat. As a producer, he’s worked with a host of artists, including Kaidi Tatham, Oddisee, Yussef Kamaal, Guilty Simpson, Dego, Tawiah, Rahel and Fatima, to name a few, whilst his DJ skills have seen him tour the globe with luminaries such as Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper and Questlove. Additionally to three instrumental LPs, he previously released his debut-proper for Ubiquity, ‘New Territories’, and the acclaimed 2013 sophomore album, ‘One Of Many’. ‘Examples’ really provides you with what it says on the tin – a mere taster of this man’s talents, available digitally and on wax, black vinyl for the purists and limited edition yellow vinyl for the heads. Kicking off the new year with a bounce, it’s unnecessary that we tell you that you shouldn’t sleep on this.. Don’t sleep on this.

Tracklisting
1 New Speed
2 Lift Off
3 Contact
4 RAHW
5 Harps in Space
6 Circles
7 Can I Get a Witness
8 Spooky Fonk
9 4 De La
10 Harmonics
11 Love Vamp
12 The Sun Beyond
13 Amerie
14 Rhythm King
15 Bas
16 Flute Time
17 Its Rainy
18 Its Okay
19 Myo Shuffle
20 Masamba
21 Gold
22 Lau’s Lament
23 Everything Will Work out Fine
24 Open Up
25 Re’lax
26 Lullaby
27 Dreams
28 Good Evening Available from 27.01.2017

Raised By Seuss – Unless: Twenty Years Too Late
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Raised By Seuss – Unless: Twenty Years Too Late

Image: 1608015 Formed in 1988 and disbanded in 1994, Raised By Seuss was
a collective that had received notoriety from the famous 411VM
Skateboard Video Magazine. Actively looking for a demo was
impossible to fnd, until now…
A full length LP, only 300 pressed on limited colored vinyl and black
vinyl of both their frst two previously unreleased demos. Remastered
from the master tapes and pressed for your convenience.
Featured guest include Charizma (courtesy of Stones Throw
Records), The Next of Kin Unit, Dj Pioneer, and The Harvest
Children.

Side A: (Second Demo, 1992 to 1993)
1. One More Week Until Supper
2. Fly Away Feat. Mojo Rising
3. Face The Music
4. Part of The Scheme
5. Another Graduate
Side B: (First Demo. 1988 to 1992)
1. On Beyond Z
2. Face The Music
3. One More Week Until Supper
4. Paleface
5. Wreckin’ Shop Feat. Charzima , Quiz One, and Dj Pioneer
6. My Brother’s Keeper Feat. The Next of Kin Unit Available from 20.01.2017

Seekers International & MX7 – Inna Dancehall Showdown
Friday, December 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Seekers International & MX7 – Inna Dancehall Showdown

Image: 1607785 Blood-red vinyl. Bold, exuberant, expansive re-charting of the same neck of the sleng-teng invasion as vintage Jahtari and Tapes. The Upsetter meets Raymond Scott meets Horsepower Productions… on a writhing, pinging bed of Spaghetti Western… at the synthy grassroots of Library. Tremendously enjoyable, next-level stuff from Seekers.
Available from 16.12.2016

Various – Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul (2LP)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul (2LP)

Image: 1607651 The birth of rock steady portrayed in a consummate collection from the vaults of Federal Records. Most of them drawn directly from Ken Khouri’s master tapes this miscellany of cool rock steady includes marvellous music from the originator of the genre, the one and only Lynn Taitt, alongside an array of Jamaica’s greatest singers and vocal harmony group

American rhythm & blues fervour, boosted by a multitude of sound systems playing 78rpm records on increasingly larger sets, gripped Jamaica from the late forties onwards but, towards the end of the decade, the American audience began to move towards a somewhat softer sound. The driving rhythm & blues discs became increasingly hard to find and the more progressive Jamaican sound system operators, realising that they now needed to make their own music, turned to Kingston’s jazz and big band musicians to record one off custom cut discs. These were not initially intended for commercial release but designed solely for sound system play on acetate or ‘dub plates’ as they would later be termed. These ‘specials’ soon began to eclipse the popularity of American rhythm & blues and the demand for their locally produced music proved so great that the sound system operators began to release their music commercially on vinyl and became record producers. Clement Coxsone’ Dodd, Duke Reid ‘The Trojan’ and Prince Buster, who operated his Voice Of The People Sound System, were among the first to establish themselves in this new role and the nascent Jamaican recording industry now went into overdrive.

In 1954 Ken Khouri had numbered among the first far sighted entrepreneurs to produce mento records with local musicians (mento is Jamaica’s original indigenous music) before progressing to opening Jamaica’s first record manufacturing plant. Three years later he moved his operation to Foreshore Road (later renamed Marcus Garvey Drive) where, with the assistance of the inestimable Graeme Goodall, he updated and upgraded his recording studio. The importance of this enterprising move was critical to the development of Jamaican music and its influence both profound and far reaching.

“It was Ken Khouri’s Federal Recording Studio, the womb that gave birth to the talented writers, artists and musicians that gave Jamaica its musical identity.” Prince Buster

Federal Records was not only the place for the sound system men to record their music but it was also where they had their records manufactured and, consequently, the company enjoyed a near total monopoly on recording and record pressing in Kingston. In 1963 Ken Khouri sold his one track board to Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, who established Studio One, and Ken imported the first stereo equipment to Jamaica and Federal began making stereo records. The following year WIRL (West Indies Records Limited) opened but the competition served to drive the company on to higher heights. Ken Khouri continued to work on his own productions and, in 1966, the seven inch release of Hopeton Lewis’ ‘Take It Easy’, recorded under the guidance of Trinidadian guitarist Lynn Taitt, ushered in the rock steady era.

These two essential albums showcase a stunning selection of well known hits, and not so well known rarities, from the vast Federal catalogue. All tracks have been transferred direct from the master tapes and assembled with the invaluable assistance of Ken Khouri’s son, Paul Khouri, who generously gave Dub Store unlimited access to the Federal tape vaults. The extensive liner notes feature extracts from extensive interviews with Paul Khouri whose knowledgeable recollections of working on Marcus Garvey Drive, not only as a producer but as an engineer and musician, are illuminating and educational. Both sets present an insight into the birth and growth of Federal Records and the Jamaican recording industry and are essential to an understanding of the real roots of reggae music.

Tracklisting
1 This Music Got Soul – Hopeton Lewis
2 Let Me Come on Home – Hopeton Lewis
3 Walk on By – The Zodiacs
4 We Gonna Make It – Termites
5 Fountain Bliss – The Dynamites
6 Rock a Shacka – Hopeton Lewis
7 Don’t Cry – Hopeton Lewis
8 House Upon the Hill – The Royals
9 Real Gone Sweet – The Tartans
10 Rolling Rolling – The Tartans
11 I Don’t Want Trouble – Hopeton Lewis
12 Lester Sterling Special – Lester Sterling
13 If You Did Love Me (Take 1) – The Dynamites
14 Don’t Take That Train – The Tartans
15 Ba man (Early Take Version) – Lynn Taitt & The Jets
16 Oh Tell Me Darling (Take 1) – Hopeton Lewis
17 I’m Ready – The Tartans
18 Take Me Back – Henry Buckley
19 Sounds of Silence – Roland Alphonso
20 Batman (Rehearsal Version) – Lynn Taitt & The Jets
21 Merritone False Starts (Pt. 2) – The Federal All Stars
Available from 23.12.2016

Various – Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul

Image: 1607650 The birth of rock steady portrayed in a consummate collection from the vaults of Federal Records. Most of them drawn directly from Ken Khouri’s master tapes this miscellany of cool rock steady includes marvellous music from the originator of the genre, the one and only Lynn Taitt, alongside an array of Jamaica’s greatest singers and vocal harmony group

American rhythm & blues fervour, boosted by a multitude of sound systems playing 78rpm records on increasingly larger sets, gripped Jamaica from the late forties onwards but, towards the end of the decade, the American audience began to move towards a somewhat softer sound. The driving rhythm & blues discs became increasingly hard to find and the more progressive Jamaican sound system operators, realising that they now needed to make their own music, turned to Kingston’s jazz and big band musicians to record one off custom cut discs. These were not initially intended for commercial release but designed solely for sound system play on acetate or ‘dub plates’ as they would later be termed. These ‘specials’ soon began to eclipse the popularity of American rhythm & blues and the demand for their locally produced music proved so great that the sound system operators began to release their music commercially on vinyl and became record producers. Clement Coxsone’ Dodd, Duke Reid ‘The Trojan’ and Prince Buster, who operated his Voice Of The People Sound System, were among the first to establish themselves in this new role and the nascent Jamaican recording industry now went into overdrive.

In 1954 Ken Khouri had numbered among the first far sighted entrepreneurs to produce mento records with local musicians (mento is Jamaica’s original indigenous music) before progressing to opening Jamaica’s first record manufacturing plant. Three years later he moved his operation to Foreshore Road (later renamed Marcus Garvey Drive) where, with the assistance of the inestimable Graeme Goodall, he updated and upgraded his recording studio. The importance of this enterprising move was critical to the development of Jamaican music and its influence both profound and far reaching.

“It was Ken Khouri’s Federal Recording Studio, the womb that gave birth to the talented writers, artists and musicians that gave Jamaica its musical identity.” Prince Buster

Federal Records was not only the place for the sound system men to record their music but it was also where they had their records manufactured and, consequently, the company enjoyed a near total monopoly on recording and record pressing in Kingston. In 1963 Ken Khouri sold his one track board to Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, who established Studio One, and Ken imported the first stereo equipment to Jamaica and Federal began making stereo records. The following year WIRL (West Indies Records Limited) opened but the competition served to drive the company on to higher heights. Ken Khouri continued to work on his own productions and, in 1966, the seven inch release of Hopeton Lewis’ ‘Take It Easy’, recorded under the guidance of Trinidadian guitarist Lynn Taitt, ushered in the rock steady era.

These two essential albums showcase a stunning selection of well known hits, and not so well known rarities, from the vast Federal catalogue. All tracks have been transferred direct from the master tapes and assembled with the invaluable assistance of Ken Khouri’s son, Paul Khouri, who generously gave Dub Store unlimited access to the Federal tape vaults. The extensive liner notes feature extracts from extensive interviews with Paul Khouri whose knowledgeable recollections of working on Marcus Garvey Drive, not only as a producer but as an engineer and musician, are illuminating and educational. Both sets present an insight into the birth and growth of Federal Records and the Jamaican recording industry and are essential to an understanding of the real roots of reggae music.

Tracklisting
1 This Music Got Soul – Hopeton Lewis
2 Let Me Come on Home – Hopeton Lewis
3 Walk on By – The Zodiacs
4 We Gonna Make It – Termites
5 Fountain Bliss – The Dynamites
6 Rock a Shacka – Hopeton Lewis
7 Don’t Cry – Hopeton Lewis
8 House Upon the Hill – The Royals
9 Real Gone Sweet – The Tartans
10 Rolling Rolling – The Tartans
11 I Don’t Want Trouble – Hopeton Lewis
12 Lester Sterling Special – Lester Sterling
13 If You Did Love Me (Take 1) – The Dynamites
14 Don’t Take That Train – The Tartans
15 Ba man (Early Take Version) – Lynn Taitt & The Jets
16 Oh Tell Me Darling (Take 1) – Hopeton Lewis
17 I’m Ready – The Tartans
18 Take Me Back – Henry Buckley
19 Sounds of Silence – Roland Alphonso
20 Batman (Rehearsal Version) – Lynn Taitt & The Jets
21 Merritone False Starts (Pt. 2) – The Federal All Stars

Available from 23.12.2016

Feeling Good
Monday, November 21st, 2016 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Feeling Good

Wewantsounds is back with Feeling Good, a compilation of rare Spiritual Jazz and Funk frooves culled from legendary Producer Bob Shad’s Mainstream Records. The compilation features insightful sleevenotes by Judd Apatow, Bob Shad’s grandson and was supervised by Matt Robin (producer of theJazzactuel BYG boxset with Thurston Moore). Alice Clark’s cult classic “Never Did I […]

Jonwayne – Here You Go
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jonwayne – Here You Go

Image: 1607380 Jonwayne made his introduction to the world as a producer. He
has since gone on to release several highly lauded projects, and
eventually stepped behind the mic, garnering hiphop album of the
year from Gilles Petersen’s Worldwide Awards for his Stones Throw
release, “Rap Album One”.
Now he puts the mic back down for “Here You Go”, a collection of
30 beats that will be available on 2LP via Street Corner Music, and
Authors Recording Co, Jon’s new imprint.
No tapes. No digital. Just vinyl. All heat.

1. Driveway
2. Love The Game
3. Middle Man
4. Send Me Tonight
5. Can’t Be Trusted
6. Gold And Silver
7. Lil B Rap On This
8. She Don’t Need Him
9. No More
10. Oh Love
11. Whole Life
12. You Use Me
13. Always
14. Take My Love
15. Strangers
16. For Carmack
17. Trying Breath
18. From Brussels
19. 3 O’Clock
20. Rap On This Kanye
21. I Need You
22. And We Would Say
23. Stalker
24. Polkish
25. Bond
26. Nightengale
27. Japanese Road
28. Tear Drops
29. Baad Available from 02.12.2016

Wewantsounds pres. “Feeling Good – Funk, Soul & Deep Jazz Gems”: The supreme sound of producer Bob Shad
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Magazine, News | Comments Off on Wewantsounds pres. “Feeling Good – Funk, Soul & Deep Jazz Gems”: The supreme sound of producer Bob Shad

Wewantsounds is back with Feeling Good, a compilation of rare Spiritual Jazz and Funk frooves culled from legendary Producer Bob Shad’s Mainstream Records. The compilation features insightful sleevenotes by Judd Apatow, Bob Shad’s grandson and was supervised by Matt Robin (producer of theJazzactuel BYG boxset with Thurston Moore). Alice Clark’s cult classic “Never Did I […]

Isaac Hayes – Do Your Thing (RSD)
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Isaac Hayes – Do Your Thing (RSD)

Image: 1606747 “The full 33-minute, unreleased, psychedelic funk jam session by Memphis rhythm kingpins the
Bar-Kays, mixed directly from the original tapes. Contains bonus rhythm section instrumental and
booklet detailing the history of this never-before-heard version of one of Isaac Hayes’ most
famous songs by Hayes historian Bill Dahl.
Hayes was already a cutting-edge funk master at Stax Records when he accepted the
unprecedented assignment of creating a soundtrack for the 1971 action flick Shaft. At a time
when R&B songs routinely timed out at three minutes and under, Hayes’ albums for Stax’s
Enterprise imprint had been breaking new ground since 1969. His masterpiece Hot Buttered Soul
consisted of only four tracks, two songs on The Isaac Hayes Movement clocked in at a hair under
12 minutes, and one selection on his …To Be Continued stretched to 15:33.
But his epic “Do Your Thing,” one of the cornerstones of the two-LP Shaft soundtrack, outdid them
all. Occupying nearly the entire last side of the set, it concluded after 19-and-a-half grooving
minutes with the overdubbed sound of a needle scratching violently across a piece of vinyl. No
one knew that jarring ending masked the existence of another 13 minutes of “Do Your Thing.”
Consigned to the vaults, those improvisatory extensions—somewhere in between free-jazz and
psychedelic rock—were seemingly destined never to be heard. Until now.”
Available from 25.11.2016

The Pretenders – Just Be Yourself / It’s Everything About You
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Pretenders – Just Be Yourself / It’s Everything About You

Image: 1607035 Two Modern Soul Masterpieces faithfully restored from the Master Tapes. Family Groove pairs these solid dancers by The Pretenders back to back on 7” vinyl. Whether it be the roaring Funk Bass intro of ‘It’s Everything About You’ or the Sultry Jazz vocals of Madam Pat Tandy on ‘Just Be Yourself’’ that suits you, it’s no wonder the original Carnival label pressings of both tunes are in big demand. Available from 18.11.2016

Kutmah – BLK/SMR
Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kutmah – BLK/SMR

Image: 1606078 Originally from Brighton, Kutmah made his name while living in the
US, releasing some acclaimed mix tapes and building up connections
with the Brainfeeder & Low End Theory crews. In 2010 he was
deported to the UK, lived in London for 5 years and now resides in
Berlin (while still holding down a show on the East London-based
radio station NTS). In Summer 2015, prolific leftfield beatmaker
Kutmah released the 20-track instrumental beat album BLK/SMR on
Bandcamp. During March 2016 he selected & sequenced his favorite
nine tracks for a forthcoming limited-edition 10” vinyl version of BLK/
SMR on HIT+RUN.

• Has released acclaimed mixtapes and built connections with
the Brainfeeder and Low End Theory crews
• Member of electronic Los Angeles-based music collective
Dublab
• In 2004, he launched seminal club “Sketchbook” which forged
fundamental roots in now-infamous Los Angeles beat-scene

1. Enter
2. The Darkening / Get High
3. Ill Eye
4. In Nature
5. Look What You Made Me Do
6. House On The Hill
7. Cold State
8. Watch Out Sucka (Final Kill 2)
9. Mira Beat
10. The Wire (One For Omar) Available from 02.12.2016

Various – Feeling Good (2LP+MP3)
Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Feeling Good (2LP+MP3)

Image: 1606406 “It’s really spiritual, fun and funky and sometimes a little crazy, which perfectly captures Bobby Shad. Enjoy.” Judd Apatow

WEWANTSOUNDS is back with FEELING GOOD, a compilation of rare Spiritual Jazz and Funk grooves culled from legendary Producer BOB SHAD’s Mainstream Records. The compilation features insightful sleevenotes by Judd Apatow, Bob Shad’s grandson and was supervised by Matt Robin,(producer of theJazzactuel BYG boxset with Thurston Moore). Alice Clark’s cult classic “Never Did I Stop Loving You” features here alongside many gems uncovered for the first time on this compilation, all remastered from the original tapes.

From working with music Titans such as Charlie Parker and Lightnin’ Hopkins in the 40s, founding the EmArcy jazz label in the 50s and discovering Janis Joplin in the 60s, Bob Shad has had an incredible influence. This handpicked selection gives you a little taster for the diversity of Bob Shad’s Sound from the early 70s when he turned to Deep and soulful Jazz alongside labels like Flying Dutchman and Strata East. Drenched in modal Fender Rhodes keys, spiritual sax and flute solos, deep percussions and funky beats, these albums have slowly been rediscovered by a new generation of DJs, hip hop producers and vinyl junkies all around the world.

From Afrique’s cult classic “House of the Rising Funk” and its funky wah wah frenzy to Hadley Caliman’s deep jazz Flute ode, From one of Clark Terry’s famous Mumbles (Shad produced the original with Oscar Peterson) to Jack Wilkins’ “Red Clay” sampled by both A Tribe Called Quest and Chance the Rapper. A Soul Music lover, Shad also excelled in soul divas and produced Ellerine Harding, Maxine Weldon and of course the mighty Alice Clark, whose original album on Mainstream exchanges hands for around 500$ these days.

To close the compilation in style, Carmen McRae, one of Shad’s long time collaborators, gives a soulful, conga-led version of the classic Feelin’ Good a song made famous by Nina Simone. A superb minimalist version showcasing the unique sound of Bob Shad, a passionate, spirited and fiercely independent record producer who lived for the music.

2LP
S1
1 Afrique – House of the Rising Funk
2 Blue mitchell – Soul Village
3 Sarah Vaughan – Magical Connection
4 Art Farmer – Soulsides
S2
1 Shelly Manne – Mask
2 Alice Clark Never – Did I Stop Loving You
3 Buddy Terry – Abscretions
4 Maxine Weldon – Right On
S3
1 Barry Miles – Scatbird
2 Jack Wilkins – Red Clay
3 Clark Terry – Rum And Mumbles
4 Ellerine Harding – I Ain’t Got Much
S4
1 Blue mitchell – Granite & concrete
2 Hadley Caliman – Quadrivium
3 Carmen McRae – Feelin’ Good

Available from 18.11.2016

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