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Back in stock Cover of The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions by Seu Jorge.

Seu Jorge

The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions

    While The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou movie got mixed reviews, the soundtrack was universally hailed as excellent. The standout was Jorge, who not only had a role as an actor but also played a handful of Bowie songs solo with acoustic guitar, singing them in Portuguese ­ it was a perfect combination of beautiful songs laid bare with a bit of exotic Brazilian spice to add fresh flavour. This collection features the whole of that Bowie session, which means Jorge's six songs from the soundtrack, seven other Bowie tunes and one playful Jorge original entitled "Team Zissou." Even though 2005 saw the release of his domestic debut 'Cru' (which mostly featured his own songs and a band), Jorge found himself touring the US in front of large crowds of 20-somethings who patiently waited for those Bowie songs. This album obviously gives the people what they want, and the good news is that the other versions are just as good as the ones that are on the original soundtrack.

    Going even further into the tape archives of Robbie M we find ourselves with "Friend". This time it's going to be a late night affair, as Robbie smothers you with those smooth vocals as only he can. Rock Island's RAM music direct to you from the Midwest. Robbie is currently working on his autobiography film project, but had the time to bless us with a new music video for "Thanks For The Love" featured on this LP.

    Moon B's next mini-LP offering to PPU, entitled III, is a varied affair. The a side offers up the older taped track "Realms", a semi-muted yet chuggy number for the dance floor overwrought with moon-roasted synth progressions that coat the ears. "Neither Here Nor Where" is an ode to forgotten spaces and places, wrapped tightly in synth bazz and creamed pads that emanate from Moon's favorite synth, the Alpha Juno 1. Flip the record to find Moon's most "instro-spective" offerings to date. "Art Direction"'s bottomed out tempo conjures up images of 1984 Prince replacing Appalonia with Inga Copeland as his motorcycle passenger after a neon lit love-making session. "Moonda"'s slow fluctuation and linn drum echoes paired with sorrowful yet hopeful chords attempts to warm you in the coldest of polar vortices. "Polywarp" rounds out the affair with syruppy vacillating instrumentation paired with unforeseen wobbly bits and foreign percussive hits.

    Gil Scott-Heron

    Village Gate New York 1976

      New York's WRVR-FM captured a treasured broadcast by Gil-Scott Heron. A highly-revered artist whose work has remained headily influential over many respected hip hop contemporaries. His appearance alongside Brian Jackson and the Midnight Band at the Village gate in 1976 has since garnered widespread affection and admiration amongst collectors, fans and critics alike. This landmark appearance was primarily aimed at promoting Arista's imminent release of their 1976 LP 'It's Your World'. This monumental performance comprised of only six songs in comparison with the ten of 'It's Your World', but the energy and spirit of that performance evoked acute political and spiritual awareness, rampaging through global and local injustices with humility and conscience firmly intact.Klondike's retrospective spotlight captures Heron's on-stage persona and energy exposing an explosive chapter in the life and career of a lyrical legend. Featuring the complete WRVR-FM broadcast.

      Sufjan Stevens

      Seven Swans - Vinyl Reissue With 7"

        'When thinking about re-issuing the vinyl version of "Seven Swans", Sufjan and I decided to look back at some of the unmixed tracks that didn't make the cut for the record. I went back to the 1/4" 8 track tapes and made rough mixes of these recordings to play for Sufjan. "Seven Swans" was actually recorded before "Michigan", so we had an early version of "Romulus" that Sufjan had decided didn't work with the album. Also we had a song "Borderline" which ended up on a Rough Trade 7".

        The two remaining songs, "I Went Dancing With My Sister" and "Waste Of What Your Kids Won't Have", were great fun to hear again. I put bass lines down on them and mixed them up for Sufjan to hear. We liked what we heard, but felt that they still belong separate from the album. So here we are with the vinyl re-issue of "Seven Swans". It's an album that I so proud to have been part of and still enjoy listening to.

        The vinyl mastering is better, the vinyl is thicker, the cover is matte instead of shiny, and it's got a bonus 7" of two Sufjan songs from the "Seven Swans" sessions that are not available in any other format. Get a new needle for your turntable and enjoy.' Daniel Smith, Clarksboro 2007.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Ltd LP Info: Includes a bonus 7" with the tracks "I Went Dancing With My Sister" and "Waste Of What Your Kids Won't Have".

        Radio Slave

        Children Of The E

          The one and only Radio Slave is back on Running Back. This time with retro futuristic hip-house, rave and techno. 'Children Of The E' comes in two mixes for different moods and some locked grooves for double copy wizardry. Inspired by the London warehouse raves of yesteryear, fuelled by Evian (Lucozade, surely?) bottles and made in a fog horn frenzy. Or as the man himself puts it: “Matt Edwards goes back to his roots with children of the e: Just another white kid from Catford". Ultimately, we’re all children of the e(arth)!

          Jose Prates / Miecio Askanasy

          Tam...Tam...Tam...

          In August of 2014 a request was sent out by Gilles Peterson for someone to issue the incredibly rare Brazilian LP 'Tam…Tam…Tam…!'

          This is because it’s an extraordinary album, only issued once in 1958 as part of Mieco Askanasy’s 1950s touring “Braziliana” show. It’s so rare not even Gilles Peterson has a copy (and let's face it, he doesn't just have a Record Room, he has a whole Record House...).

          The original music was written and produced with José Prates and as an album it stands out as a keystone in the development of the Brazilian sound that was to explode around the world in the decade to follow. This is the first time this landmark LP has been issued since 1958. An original, if you ever found one, would cost you in excess of £1000.

          The reason Gilles Peterson wanted this album reissued is because it is so extraordinary. Musically it works on a number of levels – firstly that the solid blueprint of 1960s Brazilian music runs throughout it. For example, if you listen to Track Three Side One “Nānā Imborô” you will hear “Mas-Que-Nada”.

          Secondly, the infectious rhythms, melodies and exotic sounds that emanate from this album are deep, raw and totally engaging. And the more you listen to 'Tam…Tam…Tam…!' the more you hear its importance and influence.

          This rare reissue comes at a crucial time, when in our connected and information saturated world few important things have escaped attention and reappraisal. Finding anything new and genuinely incredible is a rare feat.



          Peerless rhythmist and sonic explorer Afrikan Sciences makes his PAN debut with ‘Circuitous,’ the third full-length, freeform offering from the New York-based artist.

          At the nexus of Afrofuturism, science fiction, transcendental free jazz, and future hip hop, this new work from Eric Porter Douglas casts itself and its creator in a liminal zone most recognizably charted by astral traveler Sun Ra.

          ‘Circuitous’ follows from nearly a decade of releases for Deepblak - the Oakland-rooted imprint of frequent collaborator Aybee - and shares common blood with both the elevated conscious- ness of late ‘80s club culture and contemporary West Coast beat scene

          Built around Douglas’ signature polyrhythms and complex melodies, the unorthodox agility demon- strated throughout the album’s fourteen tracks reflect his long history of live, improvised sets combining multiple turntables, upright bass, and a command center of digital tablets and controllers. Each track maps the artist’s own movements, tracing paths of flight, highway trajectories through tunnels and over bridges, and rides through rough and gated neighborhoods. If familiar on the surface, deeper or repeated listenings to ‘Circuitous’ reveal the dynamic multiplicity embodied within.

          ‘Circuitous’ is a free and unbound body of work - one that defies easy classification yet translates fluidly across multiple environments - compiled over double LP in order to fully realize the scope of Afrikan Science’s sonic palette.

          Benoit & Sergio

          That's The Party Talking

          Benoit & Sergio are back with their second release on Culprit in as many years following last year's deliciously offkilter "Adjustments" with a three tracker of serious dancefloor intent. Last time out "Your Darkness", their seductive tranquiliser funk gem on Visionquest became a secret weapon and guilty pleasure for a certain avian employee at Piccadilly and early reports tip this to go the same way. "You Might Say" follows the same dark and deep funk blueprint, pairing a rolling bassline with crisp tech house rhythms and echo drenched vocals. On the B-side, "Ibiza Bass" heads further into the peak time with an insistent bassline and anthemic keys, while "That's The Party Talking" is a sleazy house at its finest, with the international duo combining hints of electrofunk with a clipped vocal melody and "ecstacy" refrain. If you wanna get a very large room full of people totally out their box, I'd recommend you get a copy of this one in your bag.


          Submotion Orchestra

          Alium

            Since forming in Leeds in 2009 Submotion Orchestra have carved out their own special place in the UK's ever-changing musical landscape. The 7 piece band's fusion of bass heavy electronica, jazz, soul and much more besides has made them a favourite of the likes of Gilles Peterson, Trevor Nelson and Jo Whiley, whilst their live show has seen them play festivals around the world and sell out venues such as London's famous KOKO.

            Now following two critically acclaimed albums, Finest Hour and Fragments, Submotion Orchestra return bigger, brighter and bolder than ever with Alium; their first album for Counter Records. Released on November 3rd, Alium sees the band in an expansive mood as the interplay between their electronic and acoustic sounds has become more natural than ever, whilst Ruby Wood's vocals continue to find new levels of emotion.

            Written over two years in the remote Welsh countryside with just 'passing sheep and a rusty ping-pong table for company' and recorded in Brighton, Alium has been a true group effort with every band member involved in the writing and recording process, something that is reflected in the album's varied nature.

            From neon synth strafed opener 'Awakening', to the bruising 21st century soul of 'Time Will Wait', the tense cinematic drama of 'Bring Back The Wolf', 'The Hounds’' late night/early morning jazz workout and the unashamedly big pop moment that is 'Trust Lust', Alium may be a dazzlingly eclectic record showcasing the band’s myriad talents, but thanks to producer Ruckspin's deft touch remains a satisfyingly coherent whole.

            With a busy summer schedule that will see the band play over a dozen festivals in 7 different countries and a full UK tour lined up for later in the year Alium looks set to cap a triumphant year for the band as they continue to push the boundaries of what an ‘electronica’ band can and should be.

            Back in stock Cover of It's The Arps EP by Todd Terje.
            Please welcome: It’s The Arps! Oslo’s magic music maker Todd Terje has already gained a wunderkind like reputation for his gentle yet potent productions (we won’t mention the “E” word here) on labels like Full Pupp, Permanent Vacation or Running Back on top of being one of the best remixers money can buy (Shit Robot, Bryan Ferry, Dølle Jølle et cetera et cetera). What is there left for him to do? Establish a label of his own! “It’s The Arps” is the starting signal for Olsen. And what a splendid one it is. Created from scratch and solely on the mythical synthesizer ARP 2600 (check www.letsnerd.com for help), it features four tracks (reads instant classics) that couldn’t be a better follow-up to his 2011 super hit EP “Ragysh”. Towering over the assortment is the laser crime scene called “Inspector Norse”. Defying genres and blinkers, this is finest goose bumps dance music that makes you whistle along, laughing and crying all at the same time – but the rest isn’t half bad either. The short, but sweet “Myggsommer” gives away Terje’s secret love for quirky exotika, whereas “Swing Star Pt 1” and its brother have a (balearic) brilliance and witchery to them that is rarely found nowadays. Powered by Smalltown Supersound and housed in a beautiful sleeve courtesy of Bendik Kaltenborn (www.benkalt.no). 100% Arp 2600 and 200% Todd Terje!

            Earlier in 2014, Light In The Attic released the mysterious, bewitching "L’Amour", a 1983 private press record thought to be the only release by one of music’s true lost talents: Lewis. So lost, in fact, was Lewis, he eluded every effort to track him down. Scant details were known: just a series of possibly apocryphal stories about a sports car-driving Canadian with a model on his arm and a habit of skipping town when there were bills to be paid. Deciding that Lewis’ spider web-delicate songs demanded to be heard, LITA put the album out anyway, offering to present the due royalties to anyone who could prove they were Lewis.

            One sure thing was this: Lewis was a man of many names: Randall A. Wulff among them. Now LITA have either found another alias - or perhaps even his real name - on the sleeve of a completely unknown album. Sourced soon after the re-release of "L’Amour", "Romantic Times" is the 1985 follow-up to "L’Amour" - and it’s released as Lewis Baloue. The name may be slightly different, but this is absolutely our man: a familiar blond posing on the sleeve, a familiar, tortured voice pouring his heart out over languid synths and synthetic waltz beats.

            Remastered from a sealed, vinyl copy of the ultra-rare LP, the album was discovered in the vaults of DJ and collector Kevin “Sipreano” Howes in Vancouver, BC. It’s so rare that what is, at present, the only other known copy - found in the same Calgary store where Aaron Levin discovered a batch of sealed copies of "L’Amour" - is presently soaring into quadruple digits on eBay. Even engineer Dan Lowe, credited for working on the album at Calgary’s Thunder Road Studios, remembered little about the session other than that Lewis seemed to be “under the influence”. Yet the music is utterly captivating. The album further fleshes out the Lewis myth - we see him pictured in that white suit with his famous white Mercedes and a private jet too; we hear him focussing more intently on matters of the heart, and appearing to unravel in the process. The album paints Lewis, then, as being more like a David Lynch character than even his debut did, exposing the darkness beneath the sheen. The album is presently being readied for release to the throng of new fans Lewis has found, willingly or not. The man himself remains a total enigma.

            Mandrill / Curiosity Killed The Cat

            Jungle Mango / Name And Number - Jim Sharp / Naughty NMX Rerubs

              The second release from Dusty Donuts cooks up summer in the winter with two Native Tongues inspired edits. Naughty NMX currently residing in Hamburg via London and Berlin, brings his classic b-boy style to the table on production duties. On side A we have 'Jungle Mango', which takes Mandrill's 1970s afro-tinted funk breaker 'Mango Meat' as its base layer, throwing in a sample from Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel's 'White Lines' along the way. A nod to the days of instinctive rhythms and happy go lucky dancefloors. The inspiration for De La Soul's 'Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)' ('Name And Number' by 80s blue-eyed jazz-poppers Curiosity Killed The Cat no less) gets reconstructed with De La hip hop beats - get it? If not, then I’ll, get back, to you.


              YSE , aka Ant Plate, better known as one half of stellar British deep house duo Rhythm Plate, makes his Editorial debut with a herculean 4 tracker of dope disco-house grooves, slo-mo funk and tropical breezers. If you've had your ear to the ground, you'll have heard examples of YSE's exceptional editing skills on Pickpocket or Whiskey Disco and know exactly what to expect from this purple vinyl 12". "When Are You Gonna Land?" aims its laser beam directly at the peak time disco-house dancefloor and heats the crowd up to about a gazillion degrees. Ant cuts up the same vibe heavy disco OG that Perseus Traxx used for a recent Warehouse Classics, resulting in a mix that's just as mind meltingly psychedelic but retains more of the percussive sizzle and funked up guitar of the original. From there, things get a little trippier as YSE drops a little filter funk, mid tempo house bomb in the form of "Keep In Step". Sprawling synth leads and masturbatory guitar soar through the frequencies, bass and drums work in perfect harmony and a pitched down vocal adds a touch of tranq'd out dancing to proceedings. Tight! Things take a turn for the tropical on the flipside, with Ant, squeezing a breezy Brazilian cut for all its smooth and buttery disco juice on "The Optimistic Voyeur". Latin percussion and vocals meet house rhythms and a low slung disco bassline, creating a killer ensemble that's sure to make you move. Last but not least, Ant picks us up and drops us right in the pocket with the funked out disco-not-disco of "Bow Legged Robot", a Tom Tom Club/Ze records groove topped with a bonkers half rapped female vocal and a sassy kids choir. Totally off the wall, completely irresistible, this is worth the entry fee alone! 


              Roy Brown

              Butcher Pete Parts 1 & 2

                Roy Brown makes his third appearance on the Jukebox Jam series with 'Butcher Pete', an outrageously lewd uptempo Jump Blues banger. Originally cut on 78 only in 1950, using a somewhat gruesome double entendre the song warns husbands and boyfriends to watch out for Pete, newly arrived in town and indiscriminately 'chopping' through all the 'meat' in town using his 'long sharp knife'. It's a wonder how they got away with this stuff!


                Jimmy Ricks / Jo Stafford

                What A Feeling / What A Feeling

                  Beautifully soulful minor key midtempo popcorn R&B from the barrel-voiced Jimmy Ricks, lead on so many great records through the 50s, and as this shows, more still through the 60s. A long time presence on the soul and R&B scene, yet somehow not reissued until now. On the flip, Jo Stafford's piece may have a similar title, but it works more in contrast to the top side, a breezy, upfront piece of pure bold feminine sass.

                  A dream and a trip into de pure house music, DCM lets history talk and pays tribute to the golden years of house music with “Orígenes”, a record that has a very noble sentiment as it revives those classic sounds to cause movement for mind, body and soul. "Swing" has funky, weaving xylophone sections, lush strings, darting leads, swirling pads and a shuffled 4/4. If you heard it blind you'd be convinced into thinking it was a Kerri Chandler or Henry Street Music archive mined from the unknown but no! - this is DCM giving it as good as the greats and boy don't we love it! "6AM" instantly turns heads as a stone-cold CLASSIC b-line rises from beneath the mix. When a B-line's this good, you don't need to play around with the arrangement much so DCM deploys some subtle but skilled micro-solos, beautifully placed piano chords and tiny vocal snippets. All in all - house perfection. "Esperándote" concludes and reinforces DCM's continuity throughout the EP. A lot of similar instrumentation and drums are used throughout and its more about the different melodies, chord progressions and rhythms that set the tracks apart. DCM has injected musicality back into house music again, just when you thought it was about who has the biggest and nosiest outboard. A must for the old heads, Andras Fox and anyone interested in the 'classic' house music sound. Recommended.



                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Matt says: DCM has injected musicality back into house music again, just when you thought it was about who has the biggest and noisest outboard. A must for the old heads, Andras Fox and anyone interested in the 'classic' house music sound. Recommended.

                  Brand new wax from Denmark’s acclaimed Music For Dreams imprint featuring two artists new to the label - Bonnie & Klein and Coyote. Hailing from Greece, Bonnie & Klein debut with three impressive cuts including future sunset classic "Total Blue" - already receiving maximum support from the likes of Moonboots and Phil Mison, this gentle summery melody conjures up perfect Cafe Del Mar moments with its dreamy pads, lush keyboards and beautiful accordion. Also "Coral" which follows the same route - another sunset chill-out gem with a Mental Generation/ Double Fantasy feel - and finally "Demode", a great bass-heavy slo-mo White Isle dreamscape with gorgeous flute. Also making their first foray onto Music For Dreams are Is It Balearic? dons Coyote with the superb "Gitarra", a flamenco/ Spanish guitar-laden, percussion-driven chugging monster of a track with huge Balearic dancefloor appeal.

                  Luca Lozano drops 3 Sheffield-era bleep anthems plus a DJ Fett Burger remix to burn yo azz up!! HEAT! "Mister Right Now" has a claustrophobic relentlessness which conjures up images of sweat-drenched walls, low ceilings and excessive smoke machine use. The rapid-fire drums accompanying well placed vox snips and sharp rave stabs. "Come With Me" kicks off with a huge hardcore-era bassline drop, complete with old school breaks 'n' bleeps; pure Sheffield tackle! "The Afterworld" has glistening strings complimented by Detroitian arpeggios and a tough, tribal 4/4. Recalling the halcyon days of Orbital, Reel By Reel or even classic Sasha and Digweed. Great stuff. Sex Tags affiliate DJ Fett Burger gets his greasy mits on the master tapes turns out a great remix brimming full of retro-tinged brightness and optimism, sumptuous strings, glorious chord progressions and a subtle hand on the mixing desk making this a particularly delightful number. Recommended.

                  Deepchord

                  Luxury Part 2

                  Soma mainstay Deepchord returns with part 2 of the "Luxury" Series. This double A release feature Deepchord’s signature rich atmospheric tones and lush sonic environments. "Luxury 3" opens with that spacious, wandering-in-a-magical-forest kinda vibe explored on previous releases. Othworldly pads and ethereal tones driven by muted kicks and fluming subs. His effective use of delay and reverb knows no bounds as he subtly shifts synth stabs and background noise through the dimensional barrier, creating rhythms so refined they defy the natural law. His usual percussive wizardry is at work here that, whilst vigorous, retains a light atmospheric feeling keeping fully in line with the melancholic tones of the track. Clocking in around 14 minutes, this is Modell as his most immersive. "Luxury 4" has a distinct Detroit heart to it. Those almost instantly recognisable saw waves, moulded by layers upon layers of processing, swirl and evolve as Deepchord slowly works in various elements of the track to unparalleled levels. Fairly reminiscent of earlier, more stripped work, subtle percussion brings things to life fairly quickly as Modell allows the layers of ghostly synth fragments and processing artifacts to blend and fuse naturally, creating a cohesive background to which the listener can easily spend hours listening to, every time finding ever so slight nuances to each cycle of the track.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Matt says: Rod Modell cements his presence onwards into 2015 with this epic drifter from his studio. A sonic Lothlórien of beauty. Get down with the beautiful Elven princesses!

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Ltd 12" Info: Coloured splattered vinyl

                  Various Artists

                  Songs Of Winter - Mixed By Dom Thomas

                    Originally a cassette-only release, the one man mixtape machine that is Dom Thomas transfers his 50 minute selection of lethargic, lysergic winter psych, folk and soul to CD. As with most of his recent mixes, there's not many of these to be had (50 copies in this case), so pre-order now or cry later.


                    Aus follow up Huxley’s debut career album and Gerry Read’s “3 2 1” EP with their 72nd release and the first contribution to the label from Toronto born Bwana. The Leeds based producer expands on the amorous brand of Bass he’s built his reputation with and turns in his “Flute Dreams” EP; an iridescent packet that sits comfortably in big room spaces and comes bolstered by a remix from Simian Mobile Disco. The title track crescendos behind a thrumming kick and chirping melodies as it gathers luminous tones and textures throughout. Simian Mobile Disco then weigh in and drive clipped acid patterns under hustling drums in a tense and capacious rework. “Fizzle” unfolds behind shimmering synth patterns and stout toms before “Aomame” lays a saturated thud under more flaring synths that bloom alongside steadily strengthening drum patterns that bring another Aus coup to a close.

                    Aloha! Those island dwelling, surfboarding beat freaks return with another two track 7" that'll make 'em go wild in the Tiki bars at any time of day. On the A-side it's the sassy soul sounds of the legendary Etta James, as Hawaiian Bop edit the uplifting gospel twist of "Something's Got A Hold On This Heart Of Mine" (as wonderfully sampled by Chicago Damn and Chris Dukinfield for bona fide Piccadilly favourite "I Really Got A Feeling". Taking the subtle approach to editing, the HB team don't over do it with flashy effects, instead applying a subtle extension to keep us dancing for longer. On the flipside, the raunchy Rock'n'Roll of Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew's rarity "Talkin' About A Party" gets cleaned up and beefed up for modern dancefloor play. Complete with crowd sounds, killer guitar soloing and words like "sniggling and a-giggling" this one's certain to crop up in a Tarantino flick sooner or later...


                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    7" Info: Pressed on brown vinyl.

                    Back in stock Cover of Defrost EP by Tempelhof.
                    Hell Yeah's tradition of serving up great remix EPs continues here with a new two-track effort featuring Willie Burns and Young Marco. The original material is taken from super hot Italian electronic duo Tempelhof and their stunning latest album, Frozen Dancers, which released on Hell Yeah back in late 2013 and garnered plenty of praise from press and punters alike. First up is Amsterdam's Young Marco, who has made a name for himself with his subtly layered, slowly unfolding tracks on labels like Rush Hour and ESP Institute (where he will be releasing a full length soon and maintains an essential role in the label). True to form this sensationally emotive remix of 'Drake' is a lush, melodically rich affair right from the off. Gurgling bass synths bubble underneath as spritely house percussions skips up top. Celestial pads add a heavenly back glow and the whole thing is perfectly epic. Next up is Willie Burns, aka William Burnett, the New York based W.T Records label boss and someone who has already released on Unknown to the Unknown, LIES and The Trilogy Tapes in 2014 alone. He tackles 'Nothing On The Horizon' and turns it into a prickly, lo-fi house jam with plenty of echo, urgent vocal cries and a muggy sense of humid atmosphere. It builds to an ever more intense peak and really begins to bang in the second half. …

                    Floating Points

                    Nuits Sonores / Nectarines

                      The unstoppable Sam Shepherd returns to his Eglo imprint with another game changing dancefloor odyssey which stands head and shoulders above his competition. "Nuits Sonores" was originally bounced down live during Floating Points' performance at the festival of the same name, at the precise moment Sam and the army of dancers transcended this plane of being and entered a new era of consciousness. Shepherd tops a trademark syncopated rhythm with fragile sine waves and chattering sequences, which he builds up into a crystalline tower of interlocking synthesis at the four minute mark, before ripping it apart to leave a classic jazzy FP groove. Another outstanding compostition which has promped the following comments on youtube; "This when Four Tet played it at fabric last month almost made me die of bliss overload.", "Hashtag AstraL travel amirite" and "Floaty P reaching demi-god status". On the flip, our favourite classically trained future jazz genius drops another space age hit of hybrid deep house, set to an 11/4 swing naturally! Pinging synths and Rahel’s sweet vocals float around a bruk rhythm while a subby bassline keeps the track grounded. Lest you think Sam’s gone soft on us, he delivers some gritty rave stabs and menacing synth tones as he hits us with a couple of heavy duty drops. Unreal!

                      Charlatans front man and O.Genesis Label boss Tim Burgess releases a limited edition Remix EP of his 2014 Record Store Day release ‘Oh Men” on O.Genesis Records.

                      Remixes come from The Other Two (Stephen & Gillian from New Order), Peaking Lights, Grumbling Fur (who recently remixed The Charlatans “Talking in Tones”), The Invisible Conga People and Carter Tutti.

                      The 12” is strictly limited to 500 copies Worldwide

                      Drexciya

                      Digital Tsunami

                      Detroit's underwater, afro-futurist, alien mystic, electro experts delivered a total masterpiece in 2002 with "Harnessed The Storm", the opening movement of their seven part "Storms" series. Such was the depth of the Drexciyan genius that three of the tracks on this flawless EP were left off the double vinyl album and had to make do with supporting roles on this trademark 12". "Digital Tsunami" is a rapid fire blast of electro sequences and techno attitude, shot through with the mechanised tones of a futuristic assembly line. The brutally abstract "Aquatic Cataclysm" follows on the A-side, delivering stark and alien acid sound from through the wormhole. On the flip, Stinson dons his second skin and dives deep to the ocean floor with the gurgling synths of "The Plankton Organisation", while "Birth Of New Life" moves away from the trademark Drexciyan sound a tad, instead delivering blissful and contemplative deep house driven by an awe inspiring sub bassline. Another masterful lesson in futurist dance music from one of its strongest forces.


                      Timmy's Organism

                      Singles & Unreleased Tracks

                        Timmy Vulgar, Detroit's favorite son, and most ambitiously amphibious creative force doesn't need much of an introduction to anyone familiar with subversive punk music over the past decade and a half. He's been such an irreplaceable figure in each of his musical endeavors since his emergence in such legendary acts such as the Epilieptix and Clone Defects back in the late 1990s, right up through his shape-shifting efforts in the mollusk-like Human Eye and the prog-soaked Reptilian Forcefield, and straight into his latest nerve-numbing scatterbomb known simply as Timmy's Organism. We've been lucky to have bore witness to Timmy's metamorphosis many times over during these crazy years, and with this unit coming as close as it gets to "solo material," you the listener, can get an intimate encounter to vacuuming up the pieces of Mr. Vulgar's shattered heart, spread over two full LPs worth of out-of-print 7" singles, and for the dedicatedly faithful, an entire album's worth of unreleased tracks.

                        When the White Stripes decided to take Timmy's earth-moving Clone Defects on their first major national tour in 2000, we knew that we weren't alone in this infatuation, and forcing the curiously benign audiences to endure this infected strain of mutant punk throb was one of Jack White's most important moves as a budding curator of the underground, at such a pivotal point in time. I have an incredible Canderson photo of the Clone Defects onstage in 2000 at a huge venue, framed right above my desk, with the bland, alienated crowd, fingers-in-ears reacting to one of the most important musical experiences of their lives. It's a daily inspiration, as has been everything Timmy has touched ever since. Sure it's not for everybody, and that's what makes the dimly lit underground punk world so exciting, and worth risking your life and your livelihood for, over and over again. And that's just one of the many reasons Vulgar is still one of the most important figures in music today, and why his recorded output will surely fill not only museums and exhibits someday, but the folklore passed to the next generations by those who were lucky enough to get exposed to his unique personality, as well as his many varied recordings, all of which seem to invoke "instant classic" status upon release.

                        Yes, I've been tapped to write many of Vulgar's press releases over the years, and it's always a welcome assignment, not to mention my only chance to use tacky terms such as "expired lunchmeat punk" and "disemboweling synthesizer squeal" in a serious context, and thanks for that! But back to the monster at hand, this massive 2LP 'Singles & Unreleased Tracks' collection is a cranium-swelling blast of his best tracks from the numerous 7" releases on Sacred Bones, Bat Shit, Goner, Douchemaster, Goodbye Boozy, Cass, and Hozac, along with unreleased tracks from his deep vault of garishly nightmarish goodies you've still not yet laid ears upon. Spanning a full spectrum of deranged styles, from the intimidating visceral to the rivetingly morose, this collection might just expose you to another side of Timmy you never knew existed, and yet another reason to hang on for dear life as we all wait anxiously for what he does next. Dedicated to "Fast" Eddie Altesleben, RIP.

                        Recommended If You Like: Clone Defects, Human Eye, electric eels, Piranhas, Alice Cooper Band, Edgar Broughton Group, Debris, George Brigman

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        2xLP Info: Deluxe gatefold sleeve.

                        Games

                        Little Elise

                          As if you hadn't already had enough good times to last you a lifetime, Atlanta-cum-Brooklyn's finest power pop band, GAMES returns with a knockout second single after the waves of adulation from their debut LP laid waste to the hordes of second-class pop attempts littering the countryside. Executing pure pop such as the caliber that GAMES delivers on a consistent basis calls for a depth of influence that reaches far beyond the typical touchstones, so it's no wonder that one of the heads of Sing Sing Records is writing these classics, not to mention, an ex-member of two of the finest bands of the last two decades, Busy Signals and Carbonas. Here, GAMES delivers two more modern classics that sound so refined, you'll swear you've heard these songs somewhere before in your subliminal consciousness. Completely devoid of any trashy attempts at the commodified "corny-framed sunglass garage pop," GAMES rips through the chaff and carves out two more reasons to feel alive, with a sparkling production touch from none other than Dave Rahn, and now employing Atlanta's head of good times, Barreracudas' Warren Bailey on guitar, it's just another essential part of your Summer soundtrack. -VictimofTime.com

                          Recommended If You Like: Raspberries, Scruffs, Shoes, Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Rockin’ Horse, Gentleman Jesse, Carbonas, Barreracudas, Busy Signals

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Ltd 7" Info: 375 copies black vinyl.

                          Mary Monday & The Bitches

                          I Gave My Punk Jacket To Rickie

                            “Oh Rickie you took my razor blaaade, Oh no now how am I gonna playyy…”

                            One of the greatest west coast punk singles of the first wave is back in print and ready to smash your party right in your face. Former stripper Mary Monday had a life shrouded in mystery, and conflicting reports in the historic documentation as to the band and Mary’s origins are still baffling punkologists to this day, including her mysterious death a few years after this single’s release. As legend goes, she arrived in San Francisco from Vancouver in 1976 with green hair and put together a band while still in high school that played around the Filipino cabaret scene at the Mabuhay Gardens in 1976. And in August of ’76 when The Ramones made their first West Coast appearances, the opening band for their big San Francisco debut show upstairs at the Savoy Tivoli was Mary Monday & the Bitches. Later on, her band was alternately known as the Street Punks and would play shows as a separate unit (and eventually part ways), but with the blinding punk guitar scree acing up and down both sides of this classic single, this is where the planets aligned and such an epic formative sound was created, aged even better with time.

                            At one point, Mary Monday’s band featured a second female lead singer, Vermillion (Sands, later a writer for Search & Destroy) whose tough biker rock solo 7″ on Chiswick a few years later is also worth tracking down. But we can honestly say, you will never forget the pouty-punk slop perfection of “I Gave My Punk Jacket To Rickie,” it’s as raw and stupid as punk ever was, cliche-riddled and screaming toward the sky just like the best of the Dangerhouse singles that came along a few months later.

                            Fans of the Killed By Death compilation series will no doubt be familiar with “Popgun” which features some of the greatest unhinged punk lead guitar of the era, complete with that airtight rhythm section, it’s a shot of pure, punk-snot crotch punch that you won’t be able to shake from your head for days. Instantly out of print upon it’s self-release and never given a repress back during punk’s apex in the late 70s, this very early artifact of Bay-Area punk history is one of the earliest West Coast US punk singles, along with Crime, Berlin Brats, Nuns, Bags and Avengers, and arguably the first female-fronted self-released punk 7″ of the original wave. We are honored to reissue such a classic piece of 70s SF punk history, as well as one of the most memorable singles of the era that sadly slipped through the cracks, until now. - VictimofTime.com

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Ltd 7" Info: 1st pressing 600 copies black vinyl.

                            Miss Destiny

                            House Of Wax / The One

                              If your ear wasn't already glued to the ground of the current Australian global invasion, here's yet another critical piece of the noise to sate your begging orifices in the form of the debut 7" single from MISS DESTINY. Stemming from the mind of Harriet Hudson, once known as a peripheral figure in the CIRCLE PIT live sound, as well as half of SOUTHERN COMFORT (with Angie Bermuda) and Ratsack, Hudson's secret weapon of the most druggy, wirey, and most importantly, witchy guitar solos stitching up a gravelly pair of unsettling mid-tempo punk numbers like a freshly slaughtered corpse, will no doubt have your skin crawling and your jaw on the floor.The murderousness of Hudson's vocals really rises to the occasion here, in stark contrast to the dreamier SOUTHERN COMFORT delivery, and spearhead both tracks straight into your pleasure receptors upon first listen. As one of the few Australian bands with a visible female majority, MISS DESTINY rounds out their ranks with Harriet Stewart, Annie Llewellyn, and Brett Bevege, and this debut 7" takes on a brutal pop angle, with an almost 45 Grave meets The Muffs snottiness, complete with steamrolling guitar hooks, gorgeously razored vocals, and an irresistible death march rhythm holding it all together. – Victimoftime.com

                              Recommended If You Like: 45 Grave, The Muffs, Southern Comfort, Circle Pit, Redd Kross 375 copies Black vinyl.

                              Alain Goraguer

                              La Planete Sauvage OST

                                Animated sci-fi masterpiece La Planète Sauvage (a.k.a. Fantastic Planet), winner at Cannes Film Festival in 1973, is a bizarre and beautiful film. Towering blue-skinned figures, tiny humanoids in the midst of revolt, and druginduced Tantric sex transport viewers to a truly magical setting. Composer Alain Goraguer creates an equally hypnotic score from a palette of effects-laden guitars, flutes, Fender Rhodes and strings. While the lush arrangements are reminiscent of Goraguer’s collaborations with Serge Gainsbourg in the 1960s, space-age synth flourishes suggest a more psychedelic era.

                                Moody vignettes flow together in tense, slow-paced funk rhythms and Baroque textures. It comes as no surprise that La Planète Sauvage has been cited as an influence on contemporary artists such as French duo Air and American hip-hop producers J Dilla and Madlib. Gorgeous, interplanetary soundscapes resemble the surreal meeting point between Pink Floyd’s Obscured by Clouds and Broadcast’s Future Crayon. This long out-of-print vinyl release features the original soundtrack recording and newly designed artwork. Recommended for fans of Ennio Morricone, Basil Kirchin and David Axelrod.

                                • Classic 1973 space-age pop soundtrack from long-time collaborator with Serge Gainsbourg
                                • Sampled countless times by J Dilla, Madlib and more
                                • Newly designed artwork
                                • Recommended for fans of Broadcast, Air and David Axelrod

                                Espectrostatic

                                Escape From Witchtropolis

                                  Austin, TX resident Alex Cuervo turned a few heads last year with his new project Espectrostatic; his synth-based electronic project. Cuervo has been knocking around in garage & punk bands since the Nineties, playing in killer acts like the Hex Dispensers, Blacktop, This Damn Town and more, but Espectrostatic showed a different side. Espectrostatic’s s/t debut all but abandoned guitars in favor of spooky electronic pulses & synth drones a’la John Carpenter & Tangeringe Dream. Cuervo is back at it with the follow up album “Escape From Witchtropolis”.

                                  “Escape From Witchtropolis” uses elements & themes laid out in the debut, but upping the anté with more sophisticated & subtle arrangements, letting the songs unfold organically, still inferring the presence of a soundtrack to an as-yet-unmade horror flick. Opening with the brooding “Removing The Bandages”, the tone is set as the credits roll, before lurching into the title track “Escape From Witchtropolis”, whose motorik pulse hearkens back to the heyday of industrial dance music (Skinny Puppy, Cabaret Voltaire, Nitzer Ebb). Cuervo has a knack for keeping things taut & intersting, tunes like “The Feral Kids” with it ’s tribal drums & synth squall tumble forward into more orchestrated tunes like “The Obelisk” before retreating inward into the cosmic headspace of “Sinking Into The Microverse” a head-turning drone masterpiece.

                                  “Escape From Witchtropolis” conjures visions of musical ghosts past & present; Fabio Frizzi, John Carpenter, Umberto, Skinny Puppy, SPK, Zombi, Goblin & more all are imprinted on Espectrostatic, but Cuervo manages to maintain his own voice among the imfluences, concocting a cohesive & menacing sophomore album. The vinyl edition of “Escape From Witchtropolis” is released on black vinyl with spectacular artwork by reknowned illustrator Drazen Kozjan. RIYL: John Carpenter, Umberto, Fabio Frizzi, Skinny Puppy, Death Waltz, Nitzer Ebb

                                  The Dentists

                                  Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It's Wintertime)

                                    Black Friday Release 2014: Trouble In Mind leaves no stone unturned in reintroducing Kent, U.K. band The Dentists to a new era of listeners. After reissuing the band’s underheard masterpiece “Some People Are On The Pitch They Think It ’s All Over It Is Now” in 2013, we present to you the band’s debut single launched in 1985 prior to the release of “Some People Are On The Pitch...”, containing three tunes not featured on that album.

                                    Kicking off with the paisley-tinged jangle of “Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (and it’s Wintertime)”, an exhilirating combination of C-86 indie jangle & neo-psychedelia, with an earworm of a chorus for the ages; slightly melancholic, but with a hopeful stride. The B-side starts with “Burning The Thoughts From My Skin” a shambolic, upbeat rocker laced with the scruffy ferociousness of their punk roots. “Doreen” closes us out with a yearning plea to a female chanteuse to open her heart & mind that evolves from a plantive ballad into a savage rocker by the end of the tune, with guitarist Bob Collins slashing out riffs like a man posessed.

                                    The 2014 edition of “Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (and it’s Wintertime)” comes housed in a near-faithful reproduction of the original Spruck Records picture sleeve, comes pressed on blue vinyl & includes a download code.

                                    Cozy

                                    Button By Button

                                      ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS OF THE COZY FANCLUB: It has come to this!!!! Following a string of smash hit singles, electrifying television appearances, and countless nights spent driving fans wild in sold out arenas across the globe, COZY is ready to unveil the fruit of their labor: Ladies and gentleman it is our privilege to announce to you the release of COZY's debut album "BUTTON BY BUTTON" out NOW on HOZAC RECORDS!!!! By now all of COZY's singles are regarded as timeless classics by teenagers worldwide, but as thrilling as those 45's are, they merely hint at the full blown denim majesty COZY have unleashed on "BUTTON BY BUTTON!!!!" This is the cutting edge of the teenage sound!!! From the rousing opening chords of the title track, to the glitter maelstrom of the closing number "Sidepiping," COZY have produced a danceable, full-length masterpiece of unadulterated teen pop perfection!!!! Countless bands have been influenced by COZY over the years -- including such chart busters as Slade, Angel, and the Bay City Rollers -- but none have been able to duplicate the pulse-pounding excitement COZY produces with each and every record they release!!!! Now YOU can find out why COZY MANIA is spreading across the globe like wildfire, by purchasing THE record of the year, THE next multi-platinum sensation, THE undisputed masterpiece of teenage pop that is "BUTTON BY BUTTON!!!!!!"

                                      Recommended If You Like: Hello, The Raspberries, Slade, The Sweet, Angel, Bay City Rollers, Games, Mickey, Tuff Bananas.

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      Ltd LP Info: 550 copies Black vinyl. Includes mega poster!

                                      Glenn Branca

                                      The Ascension

                                        Glenn Branca’s first full-length album The Ascension is a colossal achievement. After touring much of 1980 with an all-star band featuring four guitarists (Branca, fellow composers Ned Sublette and David Rosenbloom, and future Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo) along with Jeffrey Glenn on bass and Stephan Wischerth on drums, Branca took his war-torn group into a studio in Hell’s Kitchen to record five incendiary compositions. Originally released in the summer of 1981, The Ascension effectively tears down the genre-ghettos between 20th century avant-garde and ecstatic rock ’n’ roll.

                                        On “The Spectacular Commodity,” chiming, shimmering tones unfold into sinister drone-territory à la Tony Conrad, while abrasive guitars and repetitive beats retain the raw primitivism of No Wave. The title track attains a densely packed, larger-than-life sound and (as author Marc Masters says best) “never stops climbing skyward.” With artist Robert Longo’s stark front cover that depicts Branca battling an unidentified man, The Ascension is a must-have record not only for fans of early Swans and Sonic Youth, but also of Steve Reich or Slint’s Tweez.

                                        Back in stock Cover of Here We Come EP by Rabo & Snob.
                                        For Whiskey Disco 32, Rabo & Snob eschew the worn rhythms of standard edit fodder, injecting a heretofore unheard blend of middle-eastern rhythm mixed with western influence. Equal parts studio musician and disco academia, this Tel Aviv duo know their history and can see the future. "Here We Come" stretches out across the A-side like a Emir on a divan, as Rabo & Snob work a funked up loop into a luxurious groove that'll rock any casbah. This low slung shoulder-roller wears the hint of cosmic disco deep under the fug of shisha smoke as middle eastern percussion and trippy clavs take us to another place. On the flip, "Baci" is a sizzling piece of uptempo disco layed out expertly over a deep and dirty bassline, which twists and turns this way and that until that huge vocal gets released towards the end of the track. Rabo & Snob bring down the curtain with the deeply dope post disco groove of "Everybody Knows It", a dancefloor sureshot which wouldn't sound out of place rubbing shoulders with a Red Motorbike or early Psychemagik release. Across the three cuts these two weave a groove combining original and sampled elements to create a top quality EP.

                                        Various Artists

                                        Larry Levan - Garage Classics Vol. 9

                                          Originally a teenage tearaway knocking about with his pal Frankie Knuckles in 70s Manhattan, Larry Levan (along with Knuckles) became a regular at nights like Nicky Siano's Gallery and David Mancuso's Loft parties. The pair got jobs DJing at at the Continental Baths, and then, at the height of the disco boom in 1977, Levan was offered a residency at the Paradise Garage. Although owner Michael Brody, who employed Levan at the defunct Reade Street, intended to create a downtown facsimile of Studio 54 catering to an upscale white gay clientele, Levan initially drew an improbable mix of streetwise blacks, Latinos, and punks.

                                          Inspired by the eclecticism of Siano and Mancuso, Levan's all night sets at the Paradise Garage became legendary for their journey-like quality, taking the crowd through the new, slower boogie and electro-funk sounds (his own remixes for the fledgling West End imprint became must-haves for their dubbed-out electronic disco flavours), reggae, punk-funk, soul, early house music and of course plenty of disco.

                                          The "Larry Levan - Garage Classics" CD compilations collect together some of the best tracks the DJ played at the Paradise Garage - a snapshot of the sounds of this influential 1980s NY hot spot.

                                          Maceo Plex & Gabriel Ananda

                                          Solitary Daze - Inc. North Lake / Barnt Remixes

                                          Maceo Plex teams up with Gabriel Ananda and delivers a brooding tech house masterpiece primed for mainrooms the world over! Mac & Gab pair pinging, flanged hats with a deep and driving house bassline as roving synths build up into a tower of sound. North Lake takes the original deeper with a wall shaking bassline and some exotic synth melodies, while Barnt delivers an epic revision on the flip, blasting the original into the upper echelons of the leftfield techno universe. Ellum continue to go from strength to strength!


                                          Various Artists

                                          The Rocky Horror Picture Show OST - Red Vinyl Edition

                                            The original soundtrack to the #1 cult film of all time - 1975's Jim Sharman directed The Rocky Horror Picture Show - is now back in print on limited edition red colored vinyl LP. Produced by Richard Hartley, the enduring soundtrack features Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meatloaf and is home to such timeless operatic send ups as "Dammit Janet," “The Time Warp” and “Sweet Transvestite” among many others!

                                            Vince Guaraldi Trio

                                            A Charlie Brown Christmas - Green Vinyl Edition

                                              Originally broadcast in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas is hands down one of the most beloved specials in TV history. Commissioned by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Vince Guaraldi and his trio rounded out by Monty Budwig (bass) and Colin Bailey (drums), composed and performed the timeless contemporary jazz score which wonderfully reflects both the spirit of the legendary Peanuts characters and the Christmas season.

                                              A Grammy Hall of Fame inductee in 2007, A Charlie Brown Christmas was inducted into the Library of Congress in May of 2012 with the accompanying statement, “A Charlie Brown Christmas introduced jazz to millions of listeners,” and 45 plus years on it's still doing just that. Peanuts and Vince Guaraldi historian Derrick Bang even goes so far as to say, "Back people into a corner and limit them to just one holiday album for the rest of their lives, and I suspect that an impressive number of folks, jazz fans or not, would select this one!" Reissued here on green colored vinyl by Fantasy Records.

                                              Crosley

                                              Record Player CR6020A Revolution - Turquoise

                                                Taking the record player "out of the box", Crosley's Revolution turntable truly fits the word in every way. It is a turntable of firsts.

                                                The first battery powered Crosley turntable and the first with a platter smaller than a teacup saucer. Where other record players must be kept in their designated place, the Revolution practially begs to join you on every journey. Users can tote this two speed turntable with them to vinyl swaps, to a friend's house, or record digging trips to charity shops and flea markets.

                                                Featuring a USB hookup for easy analogue to digital transfer, the Crosley Revolution will allow users to free their favorites from the grooves for digital enjoyment across a variety of devices.

                                                This small but mighty turntable also features a headphone jack, and a pair of earbud headphones.

                                                - NP4 Diamond Stylus Needle
                                                - Portable Turntable
                                                - Hi Tech ABS Construction
                                                - USB Enabled For Connection to Windows Equipped PC
                                                - Belt Driven Turntable Mechanism
                                                - Manual Tonearm
                                                - Software Suite For Ripping And Editing Audio Content
                                                - Plays 2 Speeds - 33 1/3 And 45 RPM Records
                                                - Headphone Jack
                                                - Earbud Headphones
                                                - Battery Powered (6 AA) (BATTERY ONLY, NO AC FACILITY)
                                                - Inputs - None
                                                - Output - USB


                                                Crosley

                                                Record Player CR6020A Revolution - Orange

                                                  Taking the record player "out of the box", Crosley's Revolution turntable truly fits the word in every way. It is a turntable of firsts.

                                                  The first battery powered Crosley turntable and the first with a platter smaller than a teacup saucer. Where other record players must be kept in their designated place, the Revolution practially begs to join you on every journey. Users can tote this two speed turntable with them to vinyl swaps, to a friend's house, or record digging trips to charity shops and flea markets.

                                                  Featuring a USB hookup for easy analogue to digital transfer, the Crosley Revolution will allow users to free their favorites from the grooves for digital enjoyment across a variety of devices.

                                                  This small but mighty turntable also features a headphone jack, and a pair of earbud headphones.

                                                  - NP4 Diamond Stylus Needle
                                                  - Portable Turntable
                                                  - Hi Tech ABS Construction
                                                  - USB Enabled For Connection to Windows Equipped PC
                                                  - Belt Driven Turntable Mechanism
                                                  - Manual Tonearm
                                                  - Software Suite For Ripping And Editing Audio Content
                                                  - Plays 2 Speeds - 33 1/3 And 45 RPM Records
                                                  - Headphone Jack
                                                  - Earbud Headphones
                                                  - Battery Powered (6 AA) (BATTERY ONLY, NO AC FACILITY)
                                                  - Inputs - None
                                                  - Output - USB

                                                  Divine Styler

                                                  Def Mask

                                                  The man they once called 'the Jimi Hendrix of Hip Hop' has retuned with what we feel is his strongest work to date. Over a decade since his highly acclaimed 'Directrix' long player dropped on Mo Wax, Divine Styler now steps up with his fourth studio album 'Def Mask' a dystopian / sci-fi concept album executed in the style of Blade Runner. Delivering highly charged, well crafted, gritty electronics with trademark lyrical intellect. Heavy synths battle crushing snares layered with futuristic verse, it's a killer, but it's also a cerebral breath of fresh air. For those unaware of the artist, Divine Styler first entered the frame as a member of Ice T’s Rhyme Syndicate. He has worked with DJ Shadow, House of Pain, Swollen Members, Quannum, Daedalus to name a few. Available in a limited edition double vinyl gatefold LP & CD with stunning artwork from renowned urban artist Will Barras.

                                                  Jaga Jazzist

                                                  '94 - '14

                                                    The special edition fluorescent box set with foil-block Jaga Jazzist logo contains:

                                                    - ‘A Livingroom Hush’ 180g clear vinyl LP.
                                                    - Two 180g clear vinyl 12”s featuring exclusive reworks.
                                                    - 24 page booklet with extended sleevenotes and archive photography.
                                                    - MP3 downloads including four bonus unreleased songs from the ‘A Livingroom Hush’ sessions

                                                    It's hard to believe that the Norwegian 8-piece band (founded on the Horntveth triumvirate - Lars, Martin and Line) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, in 2014. Not that there aren't other groups that have lasted as long, but look for a group whose primary composer was just 14 when the whole thing began, find a band where five out of its eight current members were there when everything started in 1994, and scope out one that has managed to remain as stylistically enigmatic and impossible to categorise as... well, you get the idea.

                                                    And so we thought it fitting to mark the band's 20th year with a unique, limited edition vinyl box set featuring a special reissue of the landmark album 'A Livingroom Hush' (2004) with 4 previously unreleased demo cuts from those recording sessions as bonus digital downloads. Also in the box: 2 crisp 12"s featuring exclusive reworks based on elements from the album Jaga Jazzist Live with Britten Sinfonia from a stellar cast of remixers… Warp Records stalwart Clark; breakbeat scientist Machinedrum; Brainfeeder's sonic dreamweaver Teebs; Mellowdrone founder Jonathan Bates aka Big Black Delta; LA-based composer, orchestrator, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and producer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Cosmogramma, You're Dead, Suite For Ma Dukes, Build An Ark); Werkdiscs' rising star Moiré; Hoya:Hoya co-founder Illum Sphere; and Stockholm's Invader Ace.

                                                    Extended sleeve notes by John Kelman (All About Jazz) come in a beautiful 24 page booklet with archive photography documenting the rise and rise of this iconic collective.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP Box Set Info: LP + 2x12" box set.

                                                    The wonderful Black Ops sub label from the Sleazybeats crew continues...
                                                    With Luvless the Black Ops camp adds yet another fresh face to its roster.

                                                    Over the past years the Leipzig native made a name for himself with releases on his lovely own Rose Records imprint and esteemed labels like Tsuba and FOTO. If you're partial to carefully arranged, classy piano-led deep house business, his new "Part of Me EP" should tickle your pickle.

                                                    Lead track "In My Arms" is a bottom-heavy mid-tempo burner with a driving piano melody and yearning vocals that slowly works towards a breakdown of monumental proportions.

                                                    "Balance on a Beam" on the flip is a slightly beefier affair, blending tight tambourine-like snares, sultry male vocals and chunky hiphop-ish sampling style with Luvless' moody synth lines and crisp drums.
                                                    Closing track "A Precious Kind of Love" offers more trademark Luvless deepness, nicely rounding off the package with its spaced out beats, glittery percussion and more cut-up samples.

                                                    As always, this is a limited, vinyl only release. It will not be repressed and will not be released digitally. Not now, not ever. 


                                                    HUGE record alert! Possibly one of the rarest (and funkiest!) jams on the legendary West End label. "Touch Your Life" is an elusive beast, co-produced and mixed by Bert Reid (Crown Heights Affair, Empress) and steeped in low slung, spaced out electronic funk, this1982 release is surely one of the most sought after in the labels catalogue. A slick quiet storm number featuring the ultra smooth, laid back vocals of the Millers backed with some serious synthed-out grooves, "Touch Your Life" a real beauty of a track that will appeal to all disco, soul, electro-funk and boogie heads alike. Both the vocal mix and the instrumental are featured here just like the original 12" release. This is the very first time this record has ever been re-issued in over 30 years. Don't miss your chance to scoop up a true rarity, used copies of "Touch Your Life" usually sell for above the £100 mark and don't turn up very often, if at all! This re-issue has been re-mastered from the original tapes and re-pressed with original label artwork in full collaboration with West End Records, New York city.


                                                    Choo choo! The disco reissue express steams ahead, stopping off in the Miami sun to harvest this prize winning peach from the TK Disco vaults. Produced by former Afrodite's Child bassist Harris Halkitis, "Take A Chance" is a cosmic groover which sounded like it'd been beamed back from the future on its 1979 release. Pairing live and synthetic percussion, the organic sounds of brass and strings and the gurgling, proto acid sequences, the track rolls along through peaks and troughs like a create from another world, storming discotheques from New York to Paris in the process. Sampled, edited and re-appropriated countless times, it even captured the ears and minds of the nascent hip hop movement that was brewing in New Yorks Bronx neighbourhoods a few years after its release with Afrika Bambaataa including it on his game changing "Death Mix" session with Jazzy Jay in 1983. Both sides of the 12" are bona-fide disco gold, pairing Queen Samantha's soaring vocals with the stripped back, percussion heavy back drop of Halkitis and his band. "Take A Chance" still sounds as fresh, epic and driving today as it did in '79 and still finds favour with forward thinking Disco DJ's who include it in sets now. 
                                                    File under - Classic / Essential


                                                    Charlotte OC

                                                    Colour My Heart - PBR Streetgang / Paul Woolford Remixes

                                                    Not content with blessing the world with the pounding sound of Donk, the musical hotbed that is Blackburn comes through once again with the sultry sounds of Charlotte OC. Raised on a staple diet of folk, soul and jazz through her parents, before falling under the spell of electronic music thanks to mind expanding experiences at Berghain, the up and coming musician forged a modern soul sound boasting classic songwriting and sleek electronic production. The keen eared among you may recognise her crystal tones from Kenny Dixon Jr's recent club cut "Hangover", a rework of her 2013 single, and this club oriented 12" follows a similar pattern, as two of the UK's leading lights rework the title track from that EP. On the A-side, PBR Streetgang finally share their epic and beautiful ten minute remix of "Colour My Heart" with the rest of us. Drifting, hypnotic and immersive, this bass heavy groove seduces your body like a siren song, pulling you to the floor and keeping your body moving in ecstatic dance. Over the past 12 months, this mighty remix has turned plenty of heads, becoming a highly sought after weapon, vaunted by a full gamut of international DJs, including Paul Woolford, who was so inspired he had to turn in his own version. The result is a piano heavy house anthem in the same mould as Frankie's hallucinogenic remix of Chaka Khan and Rufus. Uplifting and outstanding, this is gonna blow minds at the Riot this year! 


                                                    HNNY

                                                    Noth-ing

                                                    Stockholm's finest returns to Local Talk, continuing his sizzling hot streak with this single sided dancefloor weapon. After smash hits "For The Very First Time", "Yearning" and "Tears", HNNY has a lot to live up to but with "Noth-ing" he strolls up to that lofty bar and skips over it on the way to a packed dancefloor. The Swedish producer tops a crisp drum pattern with filtered harp, strings and flute, plucking a gorgeous sample from a golden age of soul jazz, and transforming it into an irresistible house anthem. Organic and textured, this backing is rich and dense enough to live in, while the cut glass vocals will instantly raise the hairs on the back of your neck. 


                                                    Technics

                                                    Tec-Deck Messenger Bag

                                                      - Striking, silver print of the World’s favourite turntable.
                                                      - Sturdy, multi-purpose messenger bag.
                                                      - Dimensions - 37cm x 37cm x 14cm (holds 50+ x 12" Vinyl).
                                                      - Shower Proof 210/Denier PVC
                                                      - Adjustable, Webbed Shoulder Strap
                                                      - Mono Buckle Clasp-Closure
                                                      - Large zipped pouch compartment & extra document pocket
                                                      - Made In The UK.
                                                      - Official Technics Merchandise

                                                      Technics

                                                      Tec-Deck Heavy Duty Despatch Bag

                                                        - Striking, black print of the World’s favourite turntable.
                                                        - Unique Hi-Viz reflective strip
                                                        - Sturdy, multi-purpose DJ despatch bag.
                                                        - Made from heavy-duty, water proof tarpaulin
                                                        - Dimensions - 37cm x 37cm x 14cm (holds 50+ x 12" Vinyl).
                                                        - Adjustable, webbed shoulder strap
                                                        - Mono buckle clasp-closure
                                                        - Large zipped pouch compartment & extra document pocket
                                                        - Made in the UK.
                                                        - Official Technics merchandise

                                                        Technics

                                                        City Bag - Las Vegas

                                                          These old school style, shoulder bags with nu-skool logo on front flap (classic logo on reverse) are sturdy, multi-purpose and very desirable! Made from shower proof 210 denier PVC, they are single compartment bag with an adjustable shoulder strap and velcro closure. The Las Vegasedition  comes in black with 'Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada' printed on yellow diamond shape on front.

                                                          Dimensions - 34cm x 34cm x 11cm (holds 25 x 12" Vinyl).

                                                          Shower Proof 210 / denier PVC adjustable, webbed shoulder strap / velcro closure.

                                                          Made In The UK.

                                                          Technics

                                                          Glow In The Dark Slipmats

                                                            Classic Technics logo with two layers of phosphorescent ink on superior quality felt to really make the slipmats and your turntables stand out in the dark.

                                                            On 'Disco Sympathie' Versatile hook up with DJ / record digger Vidal Benjamin as he rediscovers / unearths a clutch of 1980s French disco cuts. The music here is optimistic, dancefloor-friendly, a touch kitsch and at times even poetic. He works his way through an era during which French producers were not afraid to tackle disco, American boogie, British and German synthwave, and then create their own versions: French, poppy and above all... Fun! Tracks range from Raymonde Et Les Moutards pop-hop disco-rap 'Y'en A Marre', and the jaunty synth-pop of New Paradise 'I Love Video', via the bubbling disco of Marie Chaptal's 'Pense Pas Et Danse' and piano-tastic 'Harlem' by Nicolas Skorsky (if you want a track to dovetail with Odyssey's 'Going Back to My Roots', then this is it!)




                                                            In what seems like the blink of an eye, Copenhagen's Tartelet Records have managed to rack up thirty releases, and here they celebrate that milestone in style with a few of their best buddies. Label mainstay Uffe is joined by a who's who of modern German house heads, rubbing shoulders with Tito Wun & Damiano Von Eckert of Ava and Box Aus Holz MPC maestros Max Graef, Glenn Astro and Imyrmind. Tito Wun kicks in the door waving a 4/4, getting the party off to an irresistible start with the superb disco house snippet, "Clipper Skit". Crowd samples, a walking bassline and depth charge synthlines are brought together in style, setting the tone perfectly for the grooves to come. Next up, Glenn Astro & Imyrmind deliver a hip hop/funk fusion of broken beats, submerged basslines and woozy rhodes, which emerges from the speakers with trademark depth. Tartelet favourite Uffe closes out the A-side in uplifting and melodic fashion with the gorgeous textures of "Lemon Nights Done", the perfect marriage of crunchy drums, spiralling sequences and a note note bassline. Making extensive useof organic percussion sounds and modulating keys, Uffe hints at classic Scando-disco sounds, the boogie inspired house of Metro Area, and the synth heavy sparkle of Italo as we're taken on a dancefloor world tour. Berlin's Max Graef kicks off the flip with another classic percussion packed with his trademark blend of idiosyncratic melody, expert percussion and jazzy textures. "Tertylerd" sees Graef topping a winding bassline with detuning sequences, submerged funk loops and off kilter chord work; it's raw, for the floor and you couldn't ask for more. Finally, Damiano Von Eckert closes the set out with the appropriately titled "Last One", a grooving filter house anthem which sees the producer balance the crisp rattle of percussion with the murk of tape saturation, while pitched up vocals offer some emotional impact. Thirty releases in and Tartelet are still making big noise!


                                                            Back in 2012 Onur Engin hit Glenview with a breathtaking 12" of irresistible grooves and deep and jazzy textures, which went on to be one of the label's most sought after releases. As we prepare to head into 2015, the label enlist some esteemed production talent to offer their own take on the magnificent "Night Images", procuring three vastly remixes which differ in style but each share the same high standard. On the A-side, Chicago house legend Glenn Underground outdoes himself with a deep and techy remix which comes complete with all new horns and keys. The jazzy brass tones melt into the earthy bassline and UR styled sequences, as Glenn takes us deep into hi-tech jazz territory. On the flipside Polish sensations Ptaki take over the controls, transforming Onur's original into the kind of beatdown headnodder we all love the likes of DJ Nature or LTJ for. Hard hitting organic percussion, exotic melodies and sustained strings all combine for a groove deep enough to drown in! The antipodean master of heavy boogie and rough house closes the set with his tough and menacing beat heavy interpretation, cooking up a solid drum program and growling bassline which are sure to rattle the cabinets wherever they go. Another moment of magic from Inkswel, another killer 12" from Glenview.


                                                            LNTG (Late Night Tuff Guy)

                                                            Soul Cut #02

                                                            Not one to keep us waiting for long, prolific Australian edit master, Late Night Tuff Guy, returns with another trio of sultry soul reworks, perfect for setting the mood in the club or the bedroom. We're deep into head nodding slo-mo territories from the off, as LNTG delivers one of his finest reworks yet, employing killer loops, bass boosts and the pitch shifter, to turn Janet Jackson's "That's The Way Love Goes" into a slow burning beatdown anthem with the right amount of loving light at its centrepoint to get any erection section sizzling. If you were on board with the early 6th Borough Project, Revenge and Mark E edits, then you're gonna love this! Flip the disc to find LNTG taking on one of Motown's finest and reinventing it as a hands in the air floor filler of epic proportions. Taking on the Ashford & Simpson penned, Diana Ross performed "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", LNTG, extends and expands to create a totally huge end of nighter that can't fail to bring a smile to anyone's face. Last but not least, the groove heavy boogie sounds of Princess' "I'm Your Number One" get the Tuff treatment as the inimitable Aussie beefs the Stock, Aitken and Waterman produced pop of the original up into a formidable dancefloor beast.


                                                            Tambien & Tiago

                                                            EP 01

                                                              Munich's esteemed purveyors of fine groove based treats, Public Possession, close out the year with a collaboration with Tiago's Interzona 13 imprint for a one-off blast of esoteric dancefloor insanity. PP mainstays Tambien have shared many a memorable night behind the decks with Portugal's Tiago, so coming together on record was the next logical step. Using the magic powers of modern technology, Tambien and Tiago pinged material back and forth through the aether until they'd created two bona fide club killers! For the A-side cut, our crack team of dancefloor specialists fuse a dozen drunk breaks into a percussive shuffler underpinned by a rolling bassline. Menacing synth tones interrupt the party from time to time, but things remain light and groovesome thanks to the scratched hip hop vocals, which transport us to an alternate dimension where Norman Cook plays deep sets. On the flip we're treated to a percussive techno track which gradually builds from the deep with expansive pads, cosmic sequences and an undulating bassline which erupts in the second half. It's fair to say that all concerned have brought their a game to this release, signing off for 2014 with a bang and a banger!


                                                              Gaussian Curve (Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash, Young Marco)

                                                              Clouds

                                                              Music From Memory's fourth release sees the Amsterdam based label taking an exciting sidestep with the release of “Clouds”, an album of contemporary music recorded in spring 2014. “Clouds” is the debut album of Gaussian Curve, a collaboration between Italian ambient pioneer Gigi Masin, Land Of Light’s Jonny Nash and Marco Sterk (also know as Young Marco).

                                                              Each of them established in their own rights, the three musicians from Italy, UK and the Netherlands, came together during a weekend long recording session in April of this year.Without preconceived ideas and developed around often purely intuitive improvised jams, the eight tracks on the album are all 'one take' live recordings. With Gigi Masin on Rhodes and piano, Jonny Nash on guitar, melodica, synths and trumpet and Marco Sterk on synths, rhythmic structures and production duties, the three of them succeed in developing a musical language all of their own.

                                                              Recorded in the heart of Amsterdam's Red Light district, the album reflects the unusually warm spring and the buzz from the open windows that filled the derelict downtown studio space during that particular weekend. Whilst on the more introvert late night compositions the music quietly soars, reflecting the brooding melancholy of an evening in that particular part of the city. With a heartfelt simplicity “Clouds” is a record of an inspired meeting of unique souls and unique surroundings.


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