MAGIC MIX

funk . soul . jazz . nu-jazz

WEEK STARTING 20 Apr

Genre pick of the week Cover of Magus Mountain / Vertigo by The Budos Band.

The Budos Band

Magus Mountain / Vertigo

'Magus Mountain' opens with the chords of an acid-soaked troubadour, the guitars wavering harmony summoning the band into position. Thunder strikes in the form of hammering drums, and the journey to 'Magus Mountai'n begins!

The song rollicks along, and its clarion horn lines are the fanfare for this wild romp into a mix of 70s rock influences. The Budos Band delivers you to the peak of their creative forces on thus track, and the view from the summit of 'Magus Mountain' is a wonder to behold. On the flip fuzz combines with tremolo, brass and organ for a blazing cinematic psych-funk instro.


AIAIAI

TMA-1 X Headphones

    The AIAIAI TMA-1 X are democratically designed, closed headphones for DJing, monitoring and mobile devices. They feature a dynamic and balanced sound, suitable for all types of music.

    Inspired by the award-winning design of the AIAIAI TMA-1, the TMA-1 X makes a lighter addition to the existing TMA-1 range. Intended for both professional and everyday use, the headphones have an all-rounded, articulate and balanced sound.

    Designed with comfort and portability in mind, they feature a minimalistic headband and a unique capsule design, which makes them an attractive and lower-cost alternative to the TMA-1 DJ or TMA-1 Studio.

    Easy to walk with and use everyday, the TMA-1 X are versatile headphones for producing, DJing - or just enjoying great music.

    Technical Specifications

    Transducer Principle: Dynamic, Closed
    Driver Unit Size: 40 Mm
    Impedance: 34±15% Ohms
    Frequency Response: 20 - 20.000 Hz
    Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.1%
    Sensitivity: 102 3dB
    Maximum Power: 70 mW
    Microphone Sensitivity: -42dB 4dB
    Microphone Directivity: Omni-Directional

    The critically acclaimed Kelela debut is now available on double CD and triple LP for the very first time. Includes bonus unreleased remixes from the Fade To Mind and Night Slugs family - Kingdom, Girl Unit, Jam City, Nguzunguzu, MikeQ, Massacooramaan, Rizzla and Neana.

    Expanding on the power of Kelela's vocals in the club, this deluxe edition revisits underground anthems with dramatic reinterpretations. With 22 tracks in total, ‘Cut 4 Me: Deluxe Edition’ is the definitive version of Kelela’s breakout record. ‘Cut 4 Me’ followed Kelela through heartbreak, melancholy and the subsequent finding of resolve in order to go on fighting.

    The remixes explore five of the original songs, each pushing them in exhilarating new directions. Kingdom’s aptly titled ‘Destruction Before Paradise’ mix is a war chant for the brokenhearted, an enraged, pulsing halftime take on ‘Enemy’. Girl Unit’s ‘Send Me Out’ remix places Kelela’s vocals over a supple synth lead, only dusted by incredibly restrained percussion. Nguzunguzu’s very different take on ‘Send Me Out’ captures the feeling of a their legendary live performances, the stuttering acapella slowly giving way into a crisp grime beat. Jam City’s mix remakes his own original production ‘Keep it Cool’ into a personal VIP. MikeQ, Massacooramaan, Rizzla and Neana all twist the original songs into their own sonic universes, rendering a collection of heavy club tools for diverse dancefloors.

    Underground sonic energy on 12" of black vinyl as defunct San Francisco free-jazz / free punk band Libertas finds release on La Mission. Growing up in San Francisco, one of the most important punk bands in the tight-knit Mission scene was 50 Million. So when label head Beaner discovered 50 Million member Wade 'Storey' Driver's new project Libertas, he had to release their 'Song For The End Of The World', a swirling blast of sonic expressionism which flips the middle finger to the punk and jazz faithful. This four track release sees the multi-instrumental magic of the original backed with remixes from Max Graef (in his Reverend G guise), Kenneth Scott and J Choirboy and Beaner. Max's weirdo spacelord deep house remix builds to several crescendos, continuing his meteoric rise into the very highest reaches of the atmosphere. Kenneth's tongue in cheek nod to 90s house a la Dajae also mixes in modern elements present in his work on labels like Circus Company. Lastly, the collaboration between La Mission core members J Choirboy & Beaner has a subdued yet big Shed-lite sound, offering something for everyone. As with past releases in the ongoing kunst / WORK series, this one includes a Magazine (40+ pages, Performance Ticket (for the third performance related to the record and magazine) and defaced Zimbabwean Currency. All these things tying together the theme of 'Divesting from Capital / Against Austerity / Exposing the false Scarcity Economy'.

    Magma

    Riot 45 Record Bag (Small)

      The new Riot 45 Record-Bag Small comes in a stylish and timeless record bag design and can comfortably hold up to 60 7 inch records.

      Crafted from durable Riot Tarpaulin fabric, it also features rubberized corners and 1cm padded soft fleece lining to provide optimal protection for your 45s

      Jeb Loy Nichols

      Katie Blue / Don't Drop Me

      Limited to just 300 copies in beautiful hand screen printed fold-around sleeve, and signed by Jeb himself. This is the first in a series of three sevens from the great Jeb Loy Nichols, one of the finest country / southern soul singers and song writers working in music today. Imagine Dan Penn quality songs sung by Tony Joe White or Bobby Charles - yes he really is that good. 

      Wax Poetics

      #61 (Bishop Nehru / Ghostface Killah Cover)

        Cover Stories: James Brown's the Payback, Curtis Mayfield, Bishop Nehru, Ghostface Killah

        - Rick Stevens, Tower of Power
        - Joi
        - TV on the Radio
        - Morrie Turner
        - Electric Wire Hustle
        - Tuxedo (Jake One & Mayer Hawthorne)
        - Young Fathers
        - Soulection's Joe Kay selects twenty records that inspire the label's "Sound of Tomorrow"
        - Black Panther graphic artist Emory Douglas

        Paid in Full: Fred Wesley did his second stint with the James Brown Band during the Godfather of Soul's rebirth in the 1970s. Here, Wesley reminisces about their seminal and best-selling record, The Payback, which can be seen as a hard and cold metaphor for social justice.

        The Message: The Impressions were up and down on the charts for a decade, depending on the creative inspiration of its songwriter and lead vocalist Curtis Mayfield. The final three increasingly sociopolitical charttoppers he wrote for the group-"We're a Winner," "This Is My Country," and "Choice of Colors"-would lean more towards Black Power, alienating some fans and radio stations, but would set the tone for his incredibly important solo work to come.

        Golden Child: After releasing his first mixtape, 2012's Nehruvia, at only sixteen, New York phenom Bishop Nehru arrived as a fresh voice laced with erudite wordplay and a penchant for classic beats. With his EP strictlyFLOWz the following year, he grabbed the attention of MF DOOM, resulting in their recent collaboration, 2014's NehruvianDOOM. As he prepares his solo album, with Nas on board as executive producer, the old-soul poet is poised to help bring the art form back to New York.

        The Champ: In an arena where MCs seldom have extended careers, Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah has increasingly improved through two decades after his 1996 solo debut, Ironman. His use of cryptic slang and his gift for spinning complex tales leaves an unmatched legacy-one that's still growing.

        Wax Poetics

        #61 (James Brown / Curtis Mayfield Cover)

          Cover Stories: James Brown's the Payback, Curtis Mayfield, Bishop Nehru, Ghostface Killah
          - Rick Stevens, Tower of Power
          - Joi
          - TV on the Radio
          - Morrie Turner
          - Electric Wire Hustle
          - Tuxedo (Jake One & Mayer Hawthorne)
          - Young Fathers
          - Soulection's Joe Kay selects twenty records that inspire the label's "Sound of Tomorrow"
          - Black Panther graphic artist Emory Douglas

          Paid in Full: Fred Wesley did his second stint with the James Brown Band during the Godfather of Soul's rebirth in the 1970s. Here, Wesley reminisces about their seminal and best-selling record, The Payback, which can be seen as a hard and cold metaphor for social justice.

          The Message: The Impressions were up and down on the charts for a decade, depending on the creative inspiration of its songwriter and lead vocalist Curtis Mayfield. The final three increasingly sociopolitical charttoppers he wrote for the group-"We're a Winner," "This Is My Country," and "Choice of Colors"-would lean more towards Black Power, alienating some fans and radio stations, but would set the tone for his incredibly important solo work to come.

          Golden Child: After releasing his first mixtape, 2012's Nehruvia, at only sixteen, New York phenom Bishop Nehru arrived as a fresh voice laced with erudite wordplay and a penchant for classic beats. With his EP strictlyFLOWz the following year, he grabbed the attention of MF DOOM, resulting in their recent collaboration, 2014's NehruvianDOOM. As he prepares his solo album, with Nas on board as executive producer, the old-soul poet is poised to help bring the art form back to New York.

          The Champ:In an arena where MCs seldom have extended careers, Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah has increasingly improved through two decades after his 1996 solo debut, Ironman. His use of cryptic slang and his gift for spinning complex tales leaves an unmatched legacy-one that's still growing.


          .@RSDUK back in stocks:1975 'Sex' EP, Siouxsie & Banshees 'Join Hands, & Various 'Darjeeling Limited' first come first served, 1 per person
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          Updated list of @RSDUK items we still have left for sale instore http://t.co/CfA42NH7qT online sales commence on Saturday (25th) at 12.01am
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