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Conner Youngblood

The Generation Of Lift

    From growing up in Dallas, studying at Yale, and eventually moving to Nashville, music has always played an important role in Conner Youngblood's life. He began by playing clarinet and banjo in middle school and eventually started writing and recording songs in his college dorm. Influenced early on by artists like Elliott Smith, Gorillaz and Sufjan Stevens, Conner's music focuses on the beauty in intricate, original instrumentation, simplicity in song structure and mostly introspective lyrics. The result is a sound much bigger than your typical singer-songwriter as he buckles down to carving out his own niche.

    LISS

    First EP

      Danish teenagers Liss bring us their brand new single. Premiered as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC Radio 1, ‘Sorry’ is a enchanting slice of R&B built around singer Søren Holm’s distinct, soulful vocal.

      'Sorry' is the follow up to Liss’ debut single ‘Try / Always’ released in November 2015 via the highly-respected Danish label Escho. Described by The Guardian as “a liquid piece of fast-paced funk pop that imagines what might have happened had Michael Jackson recorded with Arthur Russell” and Crack Magazine simply as “nonchalantly effortless pop”, it was an irresistible first statement from the Aarhus, Denmark-based quartet, and a compelling introduction to Liss’ unique brand of Nordic soul.

      Martha High

      Singing For The Good Times

        James Brown. Who doesn’t know about the godfather of soul? Who doesn’t know about the milestone anthem “Cold Sweat”? Maybe there is nobody, but we are sure that many of you don’t know that hidden on that particular song, and in all of James Brown’s productions, is one of the best kept secrets in soul music: Mrs. Martha High.

        She is the one who sings that crazy soprano note at the very beginning of the song and she is the one who sang behind James Brown for about 35 years. She was with Brown and the Jb’s in Boston on the infamous night after the Martin Luther King assassination, she flew with him in the dangerous Vietnam skies to entertain the US soldiers, and was also in Zaire celebrating the “Rumble in the Jungle” between Ali and Foreman. Martha was truly a friend, confidant and supporter of the godfather of soul. 

        Maybe she was just too young and shy to jump over the other soul divas to ask for a solo record. Today is different. singer of Maceo Parker’s band but now she is on fire because finally, she has recorded the album she never made but always wanted to make.

        11 killer original tunes produced and arranged by Luca Sapio, the Italian soul ambassador, in true analog super sound. The tunes evoke the best productions of the golden era of Southern soul as well as the sonic landscapes of the Italian soundtracks of the 60’s. Here is the middle ground where these two unheralded musical traditions meet and Martha is the undisputed Queen.

        Don’t miss the chance to take a listen. This record is made of truth, soul, love, and pain - a full spectrum of emotions that only a Queen can deliver to your ears. She spent much time in the studio with Luca and his guys to make it happen. This is not a revival, this is not retro, this is NOW. She took it as a challenge and we are sure that she won. 


        Slow Club

        One Day All Of This Won't Matter Any More

          How do you keep a band interesting after ten years? It’s a question Slow Club’s Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor must have asked themselves as they started work on their fourth album.The answer seems to be producer Matthew E. White, the master of Southern-gothic folk, whose in-house band at Richmond’s Spacebomb Studios provided the consistency and tone the album required. Almost every track was played live in the studio, allowing the long-established session band’s natural chemistry to augment Charles and Rebecca’s, with the double advantage of recording being very effective, and also comparatively quick.

          One Day…. contains some of the best melodies they’ve yet created. The duo’s knack for writing hooks and melody has, if anything, become stronger. There are choruses here you instantly feel you’ve known your whole life, like ‘Ancient Rolling Seas’ timeless, reassuring refrain of “I’ll always be by your side”, or ‘Champion’’s Dolly Parton via-Linda Ronstadt anthem of self-celebration through the darkest times. Perhaps best of all are a pair of songs to be found at the top of what traditionalists would call “side 2”- ‘Rebecca Casanova’, a slice of widescreen, four-to-the-floor pop that recalls soft-rock giants Fleetwood Mac in the way it channels heartbreak onto the dancefloor, and ‘Tattoo Of The King’, a tale that takes Neil Young and the Doobie Brothers to the disco.

          Ryley Walker

          Golden Sings That Have Been Sung - Deep Cuts Edition

            "The preceding years have been extraordinary for Ryley Walker. In March, his second album, Primrose Green, emerged to critical hosannas from the likes of NPR, Village Voice, Uncut, and Mojo – in the process, earning admiration of musicians who had chalked up no shortage of turntable miles in Walker’s life. Robert Plant declared himself a fan – as did double-bass legend Danny Thompson, with whom Ryley would later embark on a British tour. A sprawling tour of the USA around Primrose Green presented a perfect chance to workshop ideas for what would eventually become his third studio album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung.

            On the album, “The Roundabout” represents a symbolic return to Chicago, while other songs are directly wedded to Ryley’s actual return there. Perhaps more than any other song on the record, the somnambulant sun-dappled intimacies of opening track “The Halfwit In Me” most audibly bear the imprint of Ryley’s improvisational sessions with Wilco multi-instrumentalist, Chicagoan and producer Leroy Bach, while “Funny Thing She Said” is an unflinching study of separation set to a shimmeringly supple ensemble performance.

            Soft, slo-mo explosions of melody intermittently burst through the distant thunder of the verses on “A Choir Apart”. Intriguing, surreal images are meted out by “I Will Ask You Twice”, like a malfunctioning slide projector; and, perhaps best of all, the stunning finale, “Age Old Tale”, which spiders out from an Alice Coltrane-inspired reverie into a sustained rapture that very few artists have managed to achieve"

            Factory Floor

            25 25

              Factory Floor return in 2016 with 25 25, their second album for DFA and the follow up to their hugely acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. With their music stripped to a mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and melody, 25 25 captures the next vital stage in the evolution of one of the UK's most restless and exploratory groups. Today the band share 'Dial Me In', the album's lead single that is available now on a limited 12".

              Following the release of their debut album Factory Floor in 2013, the band - consisting of Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey - slimmed down to a duo. Having already boiled the scorched textures of their early singles down into their debut's hallucinatory club-not-club stomp, they both seized the opportunity to voyage further along the pathway, mixing the album with razor-sharp precision via David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Caribou).

              Inspired by playing a growing number of late night club shows, the pair's music gradually evolved into the sound captured on their second album and in their current live incarnation: a stark, ultra-minimalist and eerily soulful dancefloor pulse, yet one that still bears Factory Floor's unmistakable hallmarks of hypnotic repetition and jagged, punkish intensity.

              Speaking of 'Dial Me In', Void says: "Being openly progressive has always been the Factory Floor way, be it via improvisational live shows, early Blast First releases, DFA reworks, or open studio collaborations and residencies.
              'Dial Me In' was the first track Gabe and I wrote together for this record. At this time we were both exploring new set ups - some unfamiliar gear like modular systems, as well as various machines combined with regular old stuff like my Roland sampler, live drums and effected live vocals.

              Our shows between 2014-2015 where steadily moving towards late night club stompers, and gradually our tools were becoming more and more mobile within two Peli cases wheeled across the continent. We were forever testing out changing sets from one place to the next. This single is all about transition, adjustment and transparency - something we needed to get out there so that dots can be joined and the next page can be turned ready for 25 25."

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              Includes MP3 Download Code.

              Okkervil River

              Away

                A statement from Okkervil River’s Will Sheff:

                The new Okkervil River album is called Away. I didn’t plan to make it and initially wasn’t sure if it was going to be an Okkervil River album or if I’d ever put it out. I wrote the songs during a confusing time of transition in my personal and professional life and recorded them quickly with a brand new group of musicians. I got together the best New York players I could think of, people whose playing and personalities I was fans of and who came more out of a jazz or avant garde background, and we cut the songs live in one or two takes – trying to keep things as natural and immediate as possible – over three days in a studio on Long Island that hosts the Neve 8068 console which recorded Steely Dan’s Aja and John Lennon’s Double Fantasy. I asked Marissa Nadler to sing on it and got the composer Nathan Thatcher to write some beautiful orchestral arrangements, we recorded them with the classical ensemble yMusic and then I mixed the record with Jonathan Wilson out in Los Angeles. 2013-2015 had been a strange time for me. I lost some connections in a music industry that was visibly falling apart. Some members of the Okkervil River backing band left, moving on to family life or to their own projects. I spent a good deal of time sitting in hospice with my grandfather, who was my idol, while he died. I felt like I didn’t know where I belonged. When there was trouble at home, a friend offered me her empty house in the Catskills where I could go and clear my head. New songs were coming fast up there, so I set myself the challenge of trying to write as many as possible as quickly as possible. I wasn’t thinking about any kind of end product; the idea was just to write through what I was feeling, quickly and directly. Eventually, I realized I was writing a death story for a part of my life that had, buried inside of it, a path I could follow that might let me go somewhere new. “Okkervil River R.I.P.” and “Call Yourself Renee” are good emotional transcriptions of that time. I wrote the latter on psylocibin mushrooms on a beautiful afternoon in early fall in the Catskills. I wrote “The Industry” quickly after getting some bad news. “Comes Indiana Through the Smoke” is an anthem for the battleship my grandfather served on during the Pacific Theater of World War II. Before becoming a private school Headmaster, my grandfather was also a jazz musician; he paid his way through college as a bandleader, toured with Les Brown and His Band of Renown, and spent summers playing a residency at a NH lakeside gay dance club called The Jungle Room that kept live monkeys in the basement. (You can hear his actual trumpet on this song, played by C.J. Camarieri from yMusic.) “Judey on a Street” is a love song, sunny but written late at night when the woods are maximum spooky. We cut “She Would Look for Me” pretty shapelessly, with a lot of improvisation, and it’s also a love song. “Mary on a Wave” is about the feminine aspect of God but is in a very masculine tuning: DADDAD. It’s also a love song. I wrote “Frontman in Heaven” in an obsessive three-day streak of writing for 14 hours, going to bed, getting up and writing again. It wasn’t a pleasant experience. I wrote “Days Spent Floating (in the Halfbetween)” by just jotting down the first sentence that popped into my head every morning in October immediately after I opened my eyes. At the end of the month I had a finished song. It was recorded as an afterthought as the last thing we did when they were about to kick us out of the studio. You can hear me flub some lyrics. But one take and we had it.

                I think this record was me taking my life back to zero and starting to add it all back up again, one plus one plus one. Any part that didn’t feel like it added up I left out. Weirdly, it was the easiest and most natural record I’ve ever made. More than any time in my life before, I felt guided by intuition – like I was going with the grain, walking in the direction the wind was blowing. The closer it got to being finished, the more the confusion I’d felt at the start went away. It’s not really an Okkervil River album and it’s also my favorite Okkervil River album.

                Will Sheff
                May 2016

                John Williams

                Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Hologram Vinyl

                  This one-of-a-kind vinyl set, hand etched by Tristan Duke, offers a 3D hologram experience featuring the Millennium Falcon on Disc 1 and a TIE Fighter on Disc 2. This must-have version includes the full soundtrack to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on 180-gram vinyl and features Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) for an optimal listening experience. Use a direct light source or simply hold a mobile device flashlight above the vinyl to view the holographic images.

                  The Beach Boys

                  Endless Summer

                    Endless Summer is a compilation album by The Beach Boys. Originally released June 24, 1974. It is a collection of hits from the band's 1962-65 period.

                    The album includes the hit singles 'Surfin' U.S.A.' 'I Get Around' and 'Good Vibrations.'

                    Mumford & Sons

                    Johannesburg

                      Mumford & Sons announce details of a new set of recordings entitled Johannesburg, made with Baaba Maal, Beatenberg and The Very Best.

                      The songs were recorded in Studio 2 and the Auditorium of the The South African Broadcasting Corporation, Johannesburg in February over two all-day-and–all–night sessions and produced by Mumford & Sons and The Very Best’s Swedish electronic music maestro, Johan Hugo. The lead track, There Will Be Time, went straight to number 1 in South Africa (the band’s first number 1 single) upon release in late January.

                      Earlier this year, Mumford & Sons embarked on an historic, sellout tour of South Africa. It’s a country less travelled by your standard touring band, and usually reserved as a token 48 hour pit stop to the megastars. Stadium 1, stadium 2. In and out. Mumford & Sons have never followed the predictable route though, it’s not a part of their DNA.

                      Jay Som

                      I Think You're Alright

                        Jay Som is the moniker of San Francisco-based musician Melina Duterte, who makes a unique style of alternative pop music.

                        In late November 2015 Jay Som released a collection of finished and unfinished songs titled ‘Turn Into’ which was described as peaceful and energetic.

                        She will be touring this summer, supporting Mitski across the US and Canada.

                        7” vinyl strictly limited to 100 copies for the UK and Eire.

                        Mick Harvey

                        Delirium Tremens

                          It has taken 20 years for Mick Harvey to resume his project of translating Serge Gainsbourg’s songs into English and this is the long-awaited continuation (Volume 3) of the series - ‘Delirium Tremens’.

                          The intervening years have, of course, been full of activity and dozens of releases, including four solo albums and several albums as a member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and in collaboration with PJ Harvey.

                          ‘Delirium Tremens’ brings us another wide crosssection of Gainsbourg material. From 1976’s ‘The Man With The Cabbage Head’ (L’homme a tete de chou) all the way back to early songs such as ‘Deadly Tedium’ (Ce Mortel Ennui) and ‘Coffee Colour’ (Couleur Cafe) from the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as a selection of five songs from the TV special ‘Anna’ which starred Anna Karina with the female parts here executed with enormous charm by Xanthe Waite, who has been joining Harvey on his recent shows.

                          The album is rounded out by a beautiful rendering of the late period Jane Birkin duet ‘The Decadance’ (La Decadanse) where Harvey is joined on vocals by his wife Katy Beale.

                          Kreng

                          Camino: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                            Kreng’s score to 2015 adventure / thriller ‘Camino’ starring Zoe Bell (‘Death Proof’) and Nacho Vigalondo (‘VHS’, ‘The ABCs Of Death’). The film was premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

                            The music calls to mind works of Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and even elements of Mogwai and Aphex Twin.

                            Strictly limited to 500 copies, ‘Camino’ is pressed on 140g clear double vinyl and is housed in deluxe gatefold packaging complete with printed insert and 12 page booklet, all designed by American artist John Bergin (‘Hannibal’, ‘Drive’).

                            Bluntman Deejay

                            Esoteric (Real) EP

                            Glasgow house heads All Caps follow up that hardware smasher from DJ Guy with a deep and meditative bit of analogue mysticism from Bluntman Deejay. As a key figure in Vancouver's smoked out Mood Hut collective and one third of Aquarian Foundation, the Bluntman's been bubbling up through the underground like a hit from the bong. Here, he offers up two new strains from the smoky labs of the BackWoods borne from the crucible of vapor experimentalism, cosmic flaneury and spiritual forgery. An inorganic chemistry of drum machine and plant matter n-xtracted and VAC purged for ultimate dancefloor purity ratings. On the A-side "Esoteric Communion" is a calming exploration of the collective unconscious, combining the ambient drones and trills of New Age with the analogue thump Mood Hut calls its own. Organic and synthetic, this hardware jam will work just as well as home as on the dancefloor. "Astat (Real)" is a sweet and fragrant number based around a rotating motif derived from the tonal equations of the ethiopian master Mulatu Astatqe. Bluntman Deejay balances earthy bass weight with the hypnotic keyboard melody to create a tuned in bubbler perfect for some mid-session repose. Congratulations you have successfully unlocked your Water Chakra!

                            Scientist

                            World At War - LP+CD Edition

                              Remastered by Hopetown Overton Brown
                              Contains a bonus CD
                              45rpm audiophile edition

                              Jimmy Riley meets Scientist in dub! Classic Scientist dub action over tough Sly and Robbie Channel One rhythms. All tracks recorded at Channel One by Prince Jammy, Scientist, Jimmy Riley. Top ranking dub!!


                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              LP Info: 45rpm LP+CD

                              Scientist

                              In Dub Vol. 1 - LP+CD Edition

                                Remastered by Hopetown Overton Brown
                                Contains a bonus CD
                                45rpm audiophile edition

                                Truly outstanding Scientist killer dub LP, originally released in 1981. Produced by Linval Thompson and mixed by the one and only Scientist at King Tubby’s.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                LP Info: 45rpm LP+CD

                                Scientist

                                Dub Landing - LP+CD Edition

                                  Remastered by Hopetown Overton Brown
                                  Contains a bonus CD
                                  45rpm audiophile edition

                                  Produced by Linval Thompson, mixed by Scientist and first released in 1981 this wonderful Dub Landing starts out with an exceptionally powerful dub reformation of Al Campbell’s “Unfaithful Children” showcasing Scientist’s exceptional skills of deconstruction and reconstruction. Scientist at his best on Dub Mir!

                                  Gil Scott-Heron

                                  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised / Home Is Where The Hatred Is

                                    Psychic Ills

                                    Inner Journey Out

                                      The seekers in New York City’s Psychic Ills have spent more than a decade following their muse wherever it takes them. Inner Journey Out, the band’s highly anticipated fifth album and first since 2013, is the culmination of an odyssey of three years of writing, traversing the psych-rock landscape they’ve carved throughout their career and taking inspired pilgrimages into country, blues, gospel, and jazz.

                                      Inner Journey Out started out the way many Ills records have - with frontman Tres Warren's demos. Like all of their records, Elizabeth Hart's bass is the glue that holds everything together. Where other recent albums found Warren overdubbing himself to create a blown-out, widescreen sound, this recording handed the reigns to a multitude of guest players. A cadre of musicians and vocalists – including Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, who duets on lead single “I Don’t Mind” – join in on the journey. This is the first record to feature touring keyboard player Brent Cordero, his Farfisa and Wurlitzer work is a staple throughout. Rounding things out, is a platoon of drummers and percussionists including Chris Millstein, Harry Druzd of Endless Boogie, Derek James of The Entrance Band, and Charles Burst, one of the record’s engineers. These musicians build the frame on which Warren lays his hazy guitar and vocals. An endless array of friends and guests also provide pedal steel guitar, horns, strings, and backing vocals, which culminate in a career-defining moment for the Ills.

                                      Thematically, Inner Journey Out is a detailed exploration of the interior and the exterior, and the pathway between the two. The focused songwriting makes the stylistic departures fit seamlessly within the band’s dexterous ethos. The rousing gospel number “Another Change” and the far-out free jazz exploration “Ra Wah Wah” help shape Inner Journey Out into a multi-faceted, full album experience. It’s the most personal Psychic Ills album, too, hinting tantalizingly at love and loss but denying the listener resolution — asking questions, but never answering; seeking, but never fully concluding.

                                      A decade on from releasing their critically lauded cult debut, Dins, and the deep dive into cosmic improvisation of Mirror Eye that followed, through the more recent and straightforward outings of Hazed Dream and One Track Mind, Psychic Ills have delivered their most remarkable statement yet with Inner Journey Out.

                                      File next to other drop out symphonies like Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space by Spiritualized, Pacific Ocean Blue by Dennis Wilson, and Born to Be With You by Dion, and let your journey begin.


                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      Coloured LP Info: Limited desert haze coloured vinyl.

                                      Mourn’s self-titled 2014 debut album gave the world an interesting idea: Catalonian teenage wunderkinds making authentically great guitar-based music in an era where it’s considered almost unfashionable. Since that period, the band have faced some very real issues, both personally and professionally, things that 17-to-20 year olds normally don’t have to worry about. When dealing with such a youthful band, you worry about how they will live up to the early attention as it begins to dissipate. Upon hearing ‘Ha, He, He.’ for the first time, it turns out we never needed to look forward to Mourn growing into a great band; they already are one.

                                      ‘Ha, Ha, He.’ has all the twists and turns of post rock from its Chicago heyday bolstered by the melodic quirkiness of a new influence for the band, Throwing Muses. On ‘Brother, Brother’ and ‘Howard’ we see Mourn through a pop lens: undeniably catchy but intricately performed and still somehow heavy.

                                      This is a band that can play around with the pop format in a way that doesn’t degrade their songwriting talent to the lowest common denominator. Further on, the track ‘Storyteller’ goes on its own trip through downtempo drudgery into a melodic bridge and concludes with anthemic sing-screaming. On the equally challenging yet-beautiful ‘Second Sage’ it becomes apparent that Mourn have begun to carve out their own niche and their songs are no longer fits of inspiration indebted to their heroes but just the band being themselves.

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                      Grace Jones

                                      Warm Leatherette - Deluxe Edition

                                        Warm Leatherette represents a watershed moment in the career of Grace Jones. It was the first of her much loved and critically-lauded ‘Compass Point trilogy’ and also very much a leap into the unknown when it was released on Island Records in May 1980. At that time, Jones had a reputation as a disco-diva second to none, a fact underlined by her first three Island albums (Fame, Portfolio and Muse). But, by the end of the 70s, disco was over. It was time to move on.

                                        This is a beautiful newly-remastered collection, bringing together the entire Warm Leatherette album, b-sides and rare in-era mixes and instrumental versions (to fit the album on to the 39 minutes prescribed for vinyl at the time, a considerable amount of editing had to be done). It is a perfect demonstration of players, writers, producers, at the very apex of their game, headed up by the most singular performer, singing as if her life depended on it.

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        LP Box Set Info: 4xLP box set.

                                        FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                                        CD Box Set Info: 2xCD boz set.

                                        Eloah

                                        Os Orixas

                                          Tip off from our good friend Rodrigo Gorky aka Bonde do Role, that has since become one of our favourite album discoveries, and continues to grow on us with every spin.

                                          ‘Os Orixas’ is rich in layered percussion, horns and guitars. Singer Eloah’s lead vocals are reminiscent of the likes of Ellen McIlwaine, Elza Soares and Joyce. Samba, funk, folk, jazz and MPB over ijexa and African grooves, that combine beautifully across the moods. Os Orixas refers to one of the manifestations of the ’supreme God’ in the Yoruba faith.

                                          The songs were written by Luis Berimbau, assisted by Ildásio Tavares. Berimbau was a very influential multi instrumentalist, poet, writer and composer from Bahia, Brazil. He produced the wonderful folk/psychedelic rock group Perfume Azul Do Sol’s ‘Nascimento’ LP amongst many others.

                                          Tavares was an author, composer and poet from Salvador, Bahia. As a composer, he worked with many artists including Vinicius de Moraes, Maria Bethania, Alcyone, Toquinho, Nelson Gonçalves and Maria Creuza. Many of his poetic works were published, and he even penned Afro-Brazilian opera entitled ‘Lydia's Oshun’.

                                          Banda Black Rio

                                          Maria Fumaca

                                            Banda Black Rio's 'Maria Fumaca' is one of the strongest Brazilian samba-disco-funk-soul-fusion albums of all time. It was voted No. 38 in the 'Top 100 Brazilian Albums Ever' in Rolling Stone Magazine, Brazil. This official Mr Bongo re-issue comes complete with replica original artwork.

                                            Banda Black Rio were formed in 1976 by the late Oberdan Magalhães in Rio de Janeiro. They revolutionised 'black instrumental music' at the time with their Brazilian re-interpretation of soul, jazz, funk and disco grooves, inspired by the likes of Tim Maia and reminiscent of Kool & The Gang and Earth, Wind & Fire during their most on-point period of the 1970's. 'Maria Fumaca' is the groups first album, originally released by Atlantic in 1977 and a record that bought the group worldwide fame.

                                            The title track is a real stand-out for us and a long term firm favourite. 'Miss Cheryll', more of a disco/AOR jam, was released by RCA UK in 1980 as the track become popular within several London scenes.

                                            Various Artists

                                            Chris Sullivan Presents Wag - Iconic Tunes From The Wag Club 1983 - 1987

                                              "The Wag is the dog's bow-wow. Back in the 80's when I toured the UK I was introduced to the Wag and it became my fave hang. The joint had style and substance." - David Bowie

                                              "I brought my new wife Patty to London to see the sights. Number one was The Houses of Parliament, number two was Westminster Cathedral and number three was the Wag Club." - Keith Richards

                                              "I love The Wag. Why aren't there more clubs like it? Always cutting edge." - Joe Strummer

                                              For the first time ever, the musical legacy of feted London nightclub and 'haven for misfits' The Wag is explored over 4 discs with a selection of remastered rare, classic and collectible funk, Latin, disco, hip hop and jazz that filled the floor. Released on via Harmless records and curated by Chris Sullivan - a musician, journalist and most importantly, the Wag's founder, director, promoter, designer and booker for its entire run of 18 years. Music explored on this box set covers a period from the Wag's inception in 1982 to 1986, and although the club was an integral early proponent in the acid house explosion and continued to support electronic music until its close in 2001. Featuring sleeve notes from Chris Sullivan, this is a must have set for fans of the scene.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              CD Box Set Info: 4xCD box set.

                                              Peaches

                                              Rub Remixed

                                                Peaches has assembled a killer line-up of producers to remix her latest album, Rub. 'Rub Remixed' features updates, reworks and club bangers from Maya Janes Coles Nocturnal Sunshine, CREEP's Lauren Flax, Paula Temple, Planningtorock, Austra's Maya Postepski and more. This double vinyl edition strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide, complete with download card.

                                                Released on double vinyl and digital only, 'Rub Remixed' traverses acid techno, hard house, trap, deep electro, booty bass and future beats, bringing Peaches' original production and vocals front, centre and to dizzying new heights.

                                                Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno

                                                1000 Watts

                                                  1000 Watts' is the third album from the tropical reggae- and dub-infused Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno project. This outing sees musical explorer Will "Quantic" Holland making a more concerted foray into pure reggae-roots territory, although flashes of Holland's Colombian influences still shine through. A sun-drenched record, the LP is charged with atmosphere and a fitting tribute to dub music's evolution. There’s also a 2LP gatefold version.

                                                  Drawing together a set of classic style rhythms for the dancefloor, '1000 Watts' was recorded direct to tape, with all the band members in the same room; for this outing, Holland enlisted his most prestigious roll-call of guests yet. Alongside Jamaican dub legend U-Roy and long-time collaborator Alice Russell, the featured artists include popular reggae singers Hollie Cook and Christopher Ellis. The late, great keyboard maestro Ikey Owens (whose tragic 2014 passing followed a career working with everyone from Run The Jewels to The Mars Volta to Jack White) and legendary Jamaican drummer Santa Davis, known for his work with the likes of Bob Marley and The Aggravators.

                                                  based in New York, after almost a decade living in Colombia, British producer, musician and band-leader Quantic has enchanted fans and tastemakers with more than 15 albums in as many years. Seeking out and working with some of the world's most influential players, he has been instrumental in opening up audiences in the UK and elsewhere to countless rhythms and. '1000 Watts' continues a thread of releases as adventurous as they are classic.

                                                  The Young Senators

                                                  Jungle / That’s The Way It Is

                                                    The Young Senators are an exemplary progenitor of DC’s hyper-local, hyper-celebrated Go-Go scene. Peers of Chuck Brown’s Black Heat and Soul Searchers, the septet was led by energetic singer and conga player Jimi Dougans, and featured saxophonist Leroy Flemming, guitarist Calvin Charisty, keyboardist Frank Hooker, drummer James Johnson, bassist Wornell Jones, and trumpeter Phillip Guilbeau. The band issued two singles on the the tiny Innovation label, before joining up with Motown’s Eddie Kendricks in 1972 for his sophomore effort People...Hold On. The Young Senators’ fuzzed-out brand of psychedelic soul is often bootlegged, but finds it first legitimate release in 45 years via these remastered sides.

                                                    Trentemøller

                                                    River In Me - Feat. Jenny Beth

                                                      ‘River In Me’ is the first single taken from Trentemøller’s new album ‘Fixion’. While the new album is scheduled for a September release, the first single will be available from June 24th and features Jehnny Beth of Savages on vocals, while Trentemøller contributes his own rework for the B-side.

                                                      ‘I’ve been a huge Savages fan since their debut record.’ says Trentemøller. ‘ I met their producer Johnny Hostile at a festival in Paris and ended up inviting him to support us on our tour. Jehnny actually tagged along for some of the dates. Afterwards, he dropped me a line and asked me to mix the next Savages record ‘Adore Life’. Myself, Johnny and Jehnny built a real friendship in the process so it felt right to ask her to sing on a few of the songs. She has this really intense and unique voice and it ended up being really challenging, and fun, to take that voice out of the Savages’ universe and into mine.

                                                      ’With ‘Fixion’, Anders has crafted a logical successor to 2013’s ‘Lost’ – a record that in many ways managed to truly capture the visceral live experience of Trentemøller as a full-band. In much the same manner that ‘Lost’ built on from the somber cinematic classic that was ‘Into The Great Wide Yonder’, ‘Fixion’ has embraced the Danish artist’s trademark melancholy and matured it into something uniquely atmospheric and darkly romantic.

                                                      For Trentemøller’s new material RITON EMENIUS, a new cross-disciplinary collaboration between Swedish director Åsa Riton and Swedish artist Andreas Emenius, are directing the music videos as well as creating tour visuals and art installations that will be shown in galleries in Copenhagen, New York and Paris. The result will be a total media experience that touches on physical locations, online platforms and video installations.
                                                      - See more at: http://www.hfn-music.com/inmyroom/releases/single-river-in-me#sthash.ah1cbOho.dpuf

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Venezuela 70 - Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth

                                                        Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Venezuela 70’ is the first ever album of its kind to take a look at the ground breaking experimental rock music made in Venezuela and created in the 1970s, during a time when the country was both a modern cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America on account of wealth from its vast oil supplies. Venezuela lies at the northern part of South America, with neighbouring Colombia to its west and Brazil to its south. The north coast borders the Caribbean.

                                                        Whilst much of 1960s Venezuelan rock music emulated British and USA styles, the 1970s saw the evolution of a new generation of creative artists such as Vytas Brenner, Angel Rada, Pablo Schneider and Miguel Angel Fuster, who all explored the possibilities of mixing together rock with elements of electronica, funk, jazz and Latin rhythms simultaneously exploring their links with Venezuelan roots music.

                                                        These Venezuelan artists looked to the future while exploring their country’s own musical heritage to create a new cultural identity. Similarities can be drawn with then contemporary movements around the world, such as the Trópicalia and post-Trópicalia 1970s scene in Brazil of Os Mutantes, Novos Baianos, Secos e Molhados (all of which feature on Soul Jazz Records’ earlier ‘Brazil 70’).

                                                        A similar parallel can be made in Europe with the experimental German groups of the 1970s (Can, Amon Duul, Harmonia, Neu, all featured on Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Deutsche Electronische Musik’), who deconstructed and reconstructed the links between rock music and electronics to define a new German cultural identity.

                                                        Most of the artists featured on ‘Venezuela 70’ remain practically unknown outside of Venezuela’s borders and yet their progressive, forward-thinking music is some of the most sophisticated in the world - a stunning ‘melting pot’ mix of underground rock, synthetic electronics, funk, jazz and Latin American rhythms, all of which explored new sounds and broke down musical boundaries to create a distinct and unique Venezuelan music and cultural identity.

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Coxsone’s Music 2 - The Sound Of Young Jamaica

                                                          This is the second collection to bring together many of the visionary producer Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s early recordings made with Jamaica’s most exciting young artists and musicians who helped define the world of reggae music over the decades following Jamaican Independence.

                                                          These recordings were made when Sir Coxsone ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the late 1950s and early 1960s with his number one Downbeat Sound System, where songs were tested out on dub plates at a dance to see a crowd’s reaction - the most popular of which were then released commercially.

                                                          Featuring early material by Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Tommy McCook (all of whom would form The Skatalites), Toots & The Maytals, young singers such as Bob Marley & The Wailers, Delroy Wilson and Owen Gray, all captured in their formative days.

                                                          The music here spans a wealth of styles - Jamaican rhythm & blues, jazz, gospel, proto-ska, Rastafarian - all of which were drawn upon to create the future sounds of Jamaican reggae that Sir Coxsone and the artists featured would soon create at Studio One, which first opened its doors in 1963.

                                                          This collection is released on double CD with slipcase, heavyweight triple vinyl plus download code and standalone digital download album. Sleevenotes and text are by author Noel Hawks.

                                                          Kneebody & Daedelus

                                                          Kneedelus

                                                            The theory of technological singularity – the notion that humans and computer technology will increasingly blend together - has been explored in many forms of popular culture since it’s conception. Over the past two decades, there has been a larger movement to integrate electronic artists and jazz musicians, often leaving the former as more of a sonic addendum (floating over the music) rather than an integrated part of the ensemble. Tasked with exploring a deeper synthesis of electronic and acoustic players, instrumental quintet Kneebody’s collaboration with electronic musician Daedelus in turn creates a true union of these disparate approaches to music and genre as a whole.

                                                            The collaboration between Kneebody – keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood - and Daedelus had its initial roots planted as far back as high school for old friends Wendel and Alfred Darlington (aka Daedelus). “Often when I lived in LA, I would go to practice saxophone at Alfred’s house in the bathroom next to his studio. He would knock on the bathroom door and say ‘Would you mind playing something on this track?’,” recalls Wendel. “So I ended up being on at least five or six of Alfred’s albums because I happened to be there practicing."

                                                            The pair’s early musical kinship in southern California seeded a connection that grew through numerous collaborations, recordings and live performances over the years, coming to fruition in an improvised performance in 2009 at “Jazz A Vienne” between their two primary music vehicles. When Wendel was awarded a composition grant through Chamber Music America based on the theory of technological singularity, it became a catalyst to write a series of pieces that would bridge the gap between the oft-indescribable world of Kneebody and the unique aesthetic of Daedelus.

                                                            When the quintet entered the studio with Darlington, the other members brought more compositions to the fore. “Ben approached me about trying to realize some of this music that was maybe different from the Kneebody spectacular – where they are always so through composed – and do something that was more intimate,” reflects Darlington. The result is a ten-song set of original music that sits inside the rich pantheon of instrumental music, but with a modern sheen that takes the shape of a multi-headed beast straddling rock, jazz, and electronic music.

                                                            Gordon Henderson & U-Convention

                                                            The Highest Bidder / Hard World

                                                              Caribbean Boogie classics from the godfather of Cadence-Lypso.

                                                              With his group Exile One, Gordon Henderson was instrumental in creating the Cadence-Lypso style. Fast forward a few years and he was in Air studios in Montserrat, where - along with new group the U-Convention - he recorded the sessions that would make up this release. The Highest Bidder is a long-time rare groove classic, a no-messing-about slice of early 80s funky boogie. On the B-side "Hard World" ups the tempo for an over-looked slice of modern soul.
                                                              Sofrito and Gordon Henderson are proud to see these tracks legitimately once more, cut nice and loud on a 45 for optimal club play

                                                              Swinging Stars Of Dominica

                                                              Las Mal Parle / Jam Jam

                                                                The next installment in the Sofrito Island Series: a double dose of heavy Cadence-Lypso from the Swinging Stars of Dominica. Three minutes of Haitian-styled dancefloor perfection by Dominica’s finest, sixty years in the business; and cattin’ Latin on the flip, injected with cowbells and Rhodes.

                                                                Black Disco

                                                                Night Express

                                                                  Insurgently crossing Philly Soul, Cape Jazz and bump jive in 1976, the same year as the Soweto Uprising; poignantly shot through with Timmy Thomas’ 'Why Can’t We Live Together'.

                                                                  ‘It was so important for us to play a kind of crossover then, to weave in touches of Motown, Philadelphia soul and Teddy Pendergrass that the coloured community appreciated, and Basil’s Cape Town sound, and Sipho’s sound that was legendary in the black community, and make music that people could all enjoy together… The regime divided us: people classified coloured had identity documents; black people had the dompas. We didn’t accept that separation. Sipho, although he was born in KZN, could play any feel. Sometime he’d joke, Does my bass line feel coloured enough?’
                                                                  Another landmark Matsuli. The title track is killer.

                                                                  CAR & Red Axes

                                                                  CAR Axes - Inc. Tom Furse Remix

                                                                    Some things just make sense and we’re pleased present the first collaboration of 2 of our favourite artists : RED AXES & C.A.R.

                                                                    This release has been a long time coming. Tracks were first exchanged back in 2014 and it’s been an organic, intuitive process. Like-minded musically & likeminded lyrically - Red Axes & C.A.R. seem to work the same way. Recordings happen fast. One or two takes. It’s punk and it’s effortless.

                                                                    1960’s, psychedelic 2040 arrived on queue. A sweaty, London-summer evening, after spending the day writing alone out Hackney Marshes, Chloé demo’d the vox. - languid, nostalgic, at arm’s reach from the city - the track depicted the moment perfectly. A paper thin Victorian wall separating her from the chatting neighbours, she shut her eyes and got as close to the mic as possible.

                                                                    A few weeks Red Axes & C.A.R. were together in Tel Aviv. Ten times sweatier than London. To say the studio was dripping hot is an understatement. There was a party heaving in the square below, a van parked in the middle, broadcasting out on the radio waves. Dori was determined to use the intimate London vocals for 2040 and so they cracked on with Incognito, a club track that isn't one but works in its own way: rockabilly reverbs, an almost hip-house delivery, the strange alchemy of 808 fumes. Already inebriated from the city, Chloé had written her words off-cuff in the hotel room, just hours before.
                                                                    Fastforward a year. Summer 2015. Niv had sent Space Cream a few months earlier - an electronic 4/4 ballad which already featured looped samples of some of the stuff they’d recorded in Israel. Heady and sticky, Chloé had to wait for longer days before she could get anything down.
                                                                    Finally XMan, descends further down into psychedelia… Perfect for the London winter closing in. Heads filled with Cookie Mueller & memories of losing oneself in dark, basement parties - the words rolled off the tongue.
                                                                    Last autumn Red Axes invited C.A.R. down to London’s Pickle Factory to perform Incognito live. During soundcheck she penned some words for a new track they were debuting, which they also ended up doing. It’s an experience synonymous for this collaboration. What comes easy, makes sense.
                                                                    Remixes come courtesy of Tom Furse (from the Horrors) who, as he says himself, offers "cosmic extrapolations". Think of the soundtracks of Michael Mann movies, Vangelis gone to space heaven and back. Lumiere Noire's protégés, Il Est Vilaine offer future electronic disco punk at its best. They stomp and romp (watch out for the hyena!).


                                                                    Fred Und Luna

                                                                    Gluck Auf

                                                                      With his project Fred und Luna musician Rainer Buchmüller (Sugar Ray Buckmiller) from Karlsruhe, Germany is paying tribute to his favourite electronic oriented music by using its characteristics like repetition and beautiful melodies, putting them in a contemporary context and preserving their subtle and seductive charm.

                                                                      Fred und Luna play their self described Elektrokraut (concerning songs that are basically Kraut mixed with electronic elements) and Krautelektro (which is Elektro mixed with Kraut elements).

                                                                      They live in Karlsruhe which - like Düsseldorf - lies next to the river Rhine. Perhaps Karlsruhe is the NEW (neu) Düsseldorf, with Fred und Luna (as pioneers/vanguard).



                                                                      Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo

                                                                      Mastership

                                                                        Truly nuts and really kind of essential... the Starship Commander had his whole approach to the Synthesiser Voice technique. B-Boys/Girls delight. Check the instrumental cut, Mastership - a head nod synth voyage of the highest order. Limited copies. 
                                                                        .
                                                                        “How are you doing, Earthling?” That’s how Omer Coleman, Jr. addressed his public in the 80s, driving around Kansas City, Missouri in the electric space-car built especially for his alter ego Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo.

                                                                        Left Ear Records went back to Coleman’s original master tapes for their vinyl reissue of the Commander’s 1981 private press album Mastership, a lost electronic funk classic. Coleman performs in an alien voice that comes not from electronic filtering but from his own natural vocal distortions. This visitor from Mars wants people to be happy and, like his song goes, “Laugh and Dance.” It’s an endearing and very personal space-age funk that blends George Clinton and Kraftwerk in a vision of a better and happier world.

                                                                        Born and raised in Kansas City, Coleman was musically inclined from an early age. His parents couldn’t afford to buy him a real drum for orchestra, so he took up electrical wiring and wood shop instead, which fed his muse in a different direction. Omer built enormous speaker cabinets. In the late ‘70s he was a DJ, and ran a Mobile Disco business that took him across the country, hosting parties. After a trip to California, he came back to Kansas City inspired to dress up as Commander Wooooo Wooooo.

                                                                        The future commander began working at the Armco Steel Mill in Kansas City when he was 18. He was inspired by older machinists who demanded perfection in their work and in their character. It was while he was working at the steel mill that Coleman came up with Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo. One day coworker John Manley came up to Coleman with a vision of an electric car, and built it. His coworkers built all of his equipment, from lighting and fog machines to big steel eyeglasses. Coleman’s sister, a seamstress, created his outfits.

                                                                        Coleman started his own label in 1985 but took some time off from music to raise his children, and when they came of age his son recorded with Coleman as a gospel vocalist. When his son was killed in an auto accident in 2004, it took something out of him, and he stopped making music. But he's starting to get the feeling again.

                                                                        Now 62, he’s currently enjoying his retirement from a long stint with the IRS. The former Commander is in the middle of a house project where he’s using metal ceiling tiles to line his walls. It’s starting to look like a spaceship. Coleman promises, “There is a real good possibility that we have not seen the last of Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo!
                                                                        Pat Padua”

                                                                        Les Vikings De La Guadeloupe

                                                                        Best Of - Enko On Ti Tou

                                                                          The return of the most important French Antillean band of the 60’s and the 70’s. They bring a unique mix of Biguine, funk, Latin, Compas and early Zouk. Tip!
                                                                          Camille Sopran’n, who founded the band with guitarist Guy Jacquet and bassist Pierre-Edouard Décimus, personally selected this compilation from the Vikings’ vast discography of about 20 albums, starting in 1967.
                                                                          They obviously inherited a lot from “roots music” (Gwo Ka), jazz and the beguine that had been played on the island since the late 19th century, and of which they give a dazzlingly modern version on “Tou Touni”.

                                                                          Their music is buffeted by the artistic winds that were sweeping the Caribbean: “Rumbo Melon” is influenced by Latin music; “Assez Palé” is a cover of a number by the great Haitian saxophonist and composer Nemours Jean Baptiste, who is often presented as the inventor of kompa; and “Ambiance” offers a new take on “Guhe Huiamo” by the Ivory Coast singer Amédée Pierre.

                                                                          Africans With Mainframes

                                                                          The Faces Of Africa

                                                                            NOLEIAN REUSSE and JAMAL MOSS team up again as AFRICANS WITH MAINFRAMES for "FACES OF AFRICA EP". Think early IBADAN or SMILE records B-sides of murky excursions in Tribal and Techno!


                                                                            Mingmad Jimsu / Project Sandro

                                                                            Live / Blazer

                                                                              One evening in 2005, Rollmottle and Tony Watson, under the moniker Project Sandro, produced “Blazer” before a night out in Downtown Los Angeles with Maurice Fulton. “Blazer” was a vision of the city, the sun, the sand, the smog, the swimsuits and slices of watermelon.

                                                                              When “Blazer” was released it was a hard sell. It was too weird, too slow, too…something? The record sat untouched for almost a year. Eventually, the boys gave one to their kind bud, DJ Harvey. Once Harvey dropped it at FK's Deep Space in NYC, people started to understand. Soon after, a Japanese distributor called and purchased all 300 copies and the record sold out almost immediately.

                                                                              And thus, the beginning of this record’s mythos began. A few recognized “Blazer’s” impact early on - a couple years after its initial release, Gerd Jansen licensed it for Sonar Kollektiv’s “Computer Incarnations For World Peace II” and Rong licensed it for “Rong Music Presents Non-Stop Vol. 1.” It remained largely impossible to find though, and much to Project Sandro’s dismay, it started selling on Discogs for $80.

                                                                              But it was always clear people wanted to hear “Blazer.” And now for the first time in 10 years, it appears on its home imprint in a special 10 year anniversary limited edition of white vinyl. Project Sandro hopes people are ready for it this time!

                                                                              *Available for the first time on vinyl since the original pressing of 300.
                                                                              *Special 10 year anniversary white vinyl edition
                                                                              *Limited quantities

                                                                              Lele Sacchi

                                                                              Kosmiquest - Inc. Lauer / Prins Thomas Remixes

                                                                                Internasjonal Restarts after a one year Pause with a New Killer release by Milan´s Main Man Lele Sacchi known for his massive ” feat. BLONDE REDHEAD ‘You’re Only’ on REBIRTH from february this year and there´s also 2 “ottimo” Remix Versions by Lauer and Prins Thomas. “been to long” - the well remebered chorus of a successfull parisian duo´s single hit comes easily to mind while thinking of the latest internasjonal release. after a long hiatus - which feels like surely way long - we restart with one half of the formerly well known milanese pair - boogie drama - and it´s very own lele sacchi. deejaying since 1995 sacchi has been and is still one of italy´s and especially milan´s musical icons - at least for electronic and alternative worlds, presents himself in his signature style. high on the heals of the success with rebirth´s smash Lele Sacchi Vs Blonde Redhead - You’re Only “Kosmiquest” is dark and cryptic, with a mean but very neat and elegant bassline plus an unmatched groove and feel for the floor. this time well balanced with a tad into psycheledic strinig heaven, wich combined with electronic effects is his ultimate “kosmische” quest. the whole thing is contered by an airy and superbright no less danceable ” lauer version” and a fantatsic relaxed italo take on kraut which can propably be non done much better than byprins thomas walking on that “lunga strada”

                                                                                Emmanuelle

                                                                                L’uomo D’affari / ‘italove

                                                                                  Emmanuelle returns to DEEWEE with an Italo influenced 12” produced by David and Stephen Dewaele of 2manydjs / Soulwax and recorded at DEEWEE studio, Gent. ‘L’uomo D’Affari’ sees Emmanuelle swich between her native Italian tongue and English advising you to ‘not hide behind that suit and tie’. If Tom Tom Club hung with Aphex Twin in the hills of Naples in 1980 they may have arrived here. ‘Italove’ is pure dancefloor magic. Syncopated rolling synths with Emmanuelle as chanteuse again cutting between Italian and English to the sound of disco and harps. It’s a beautiful thing. She loves you. Sleeve design by Ill Studio, Paris.

                                                                                  UK house stalwarts, Luke Solomon & Jonny Rock, land on Futureboogie with a hefty EP of serious disco vibes, backed with a truly left of centre remix from DJ Fett Birger & Jayda G (Sex Tags UFO / Freakout Cult) as a vinyl only remix.

                                                                                  Luke Solomon has, for years, gifted the house community with countless musical gems, via his own productions and that of Freaks (alongside Justin Harris), as well as the vast catalogue of releases on Classic, the label he runs with Derrick Carter. Jonny Rock, meanwhile, has graced labels such as Wolf & Lamb, Playhouse and Music For Freaks (another of Luke’s imprints), and has amassed a fine appreciation for music working behind the counter at London record shop institutions, Black Market and Phonica.

                                                                                  “Luca Frangipan” stomps like any classic disco-house dub should do, built around a guitar hookline from the Chaplin Band's Italo classic 'Il Veliero', its funky bass lick and incessant cowbell wrapped up in guitar licks and idle piano keys. A “Dub Mix” dispenses of the bass riff and let’s the synths get all ‘freaky deaky’ on yo ass.

                                                                                  “Groovin To LA” on the flip features an understated vocal hook, filtering around vintage disco tropes of parping horns and sweeping strings, as the beats, that elicits that trademark sound that Luke has made his own, rattle away gratifyingly.

                                                                                  DJ Fett Birger & Jayda G takes “Groovin To LA” on a wander to the seaside for a breezy and kitschy reinterpretation. Crashing waves and coastal sounds waft in and out of a gentle melodic rendition, the distorted yet supple percussive beats propping up the kooky Summer vibes just right.

                                                                                  Cassius

                                                                                  Action (Feat. Cat Power, Mike D & Pharell Williams) - Inc. Johnny Aux / Jesse Rose & Junior Sanchez Remixes

                                                                                    Ibifornia, the new album of Cassius, will be released the 24th June. The French duet composed of Zdar & Boombass is back with its filth album. Take a piece of Ibiza ("Ibi") and another one of California ("fornia"), and you'll get all what you need to dance and dream beneath the sun of Ibifornia. For this new record, the 2 acolytes have once again managed to surround themselves with talented artists such as their old partner in crime, Pharell Williams, a totally transformed Cat Power, the great Mike D (Beastie Boys), and the over-playful guitarist Matthieu Chedid, among other names. "Action", the first single that features Pharell Williams and Cat Power will be out in EP vinyl as a first teasing support, one month before the release of the album. It features as an exclusiveness the long version of the song "Action", and 2 remixes that have already taken us elsewhere, as we're getting ready for the next sound jetlag…rendez-vous at Ibifornia's!

                                                                                    Laura Mvula

                                                                                    The Dreaming Room

                                                                                      MOBO award-winning, Birmingham-born, R&B singer-songwriter LAURA MVULA releases her brilliant new x12 trk album on RCA Records. LP Vinyl & CD formats. Collaborators include Nile Rodgers & Wretch 32. Features recent singles "Overcome" & "Phenomenal Woman".


                                                                                      Todd Terje & The Olsens

                                                                                      Disco Circus - Dan Tyler Remixes

                                                                                        After the eight ear tickling tracks from 'The Big Cover Up' (OLS013) you'll feel like you've hit the dancefloor jackpot, but just wait for this bonus ball to drop. While you're stretching your best spandex to this disco double play, Dan 'The Man' Tyler's back on a tasty 10" with two special dubplate versions of 'Disco Circus' and 'Firecracker', ready to make you freak all over again.

                                                                                        Todd Terje & The Olsens

                                                                                        The Big Cover Up - Inc. Prins Thomas / Dan Tyler / Oyvind Morken / Daniel Maloso Remixes

                                                                                          You've caught them live, now it's time to enjoy them in the comfort of your own home... Ladies and Gentlemen, Todd Terje & The Olsens present 'The Big Cover Up'!

                                                                                          Appearing on record together for the first time, Norway's premier disco troop have cooked up a double-pack dancefloor attack for your listening pleasure. Digging through their extensive collections of well-loved wax, Terje & the gang have specially selected a quartet of disco classics ripe for a remake. Forget re-edits though, this is 'The Big Cover Up' and the Olsen crew have hit the studio with all guns blazing on this wild version excursion.

                                                                                          Our journey starts in Tokyo with a 303 driven take on Yellow Magic Orchestra's version of Martin Denny's 'Firecracker'. The perfect combination of cocktail exotica and disco kitsch, this party pyrotechnic is reloaded with buoyant acid and beefed up bass, accelerating through Eastern guitar licks and operatic vocals before filling the night sky with an explosion of colour. Falling somewhere between the Swingle inspired New Mjondalen Disco Swingers and Yello's 'Oh Yeah'' the A2 remake of the enduring 'Disco Circus' puts the vocals at the forefront, locking us into a tribal trance state with its hypnotic rhythms before the roving electrodisco bassline triggers the warp drive and blasts us away. On the B1, the 'B' stands for Boney, as Terje & The Olsen's give 'Do You Wanna Bump?' a bright and brassy make over perfect for cocktails and caviar on a Mediterranean yacht. Drum breaks, bass and dub delay - what more could you want? While we're in the Med, we make a trip to Greece with a sleek and slick spy flick remake of Vangelis' stunning 'La Fete Sauvage'. Island hopping guitar dances around planet swapping synth before an extended space disco outro leaves us orbiting the mirror ball in dizzy euphoria.

                                                                                          Disc two is all about the dark room as Todd flips through his remix Rolodex and recruits some demolition experts keen on club destruction. The C-side finds Mexican maverick Daniel Maloso takes the lead with a synthed up club dub of 'Do You Wanna Bump?' before Idjut Boy Dan Tyler brings the power cosmic on his spaced out version of 'Firecracker'. Meanwhile on the flip Full Pupp impresario and gourmet Goulash chef Prins Thomas pays tribute to 'Whole Lotta Love' with a full throttle remix of 'La Fete Sauvage' while fellow Norwegian Oyvind Morken fires up the 808 on a percussive house mix of 'Disco Circus'.

                                                                                          After eight ear tickling tracks you'll feel like you've hit the dancefloor jackpot, but just wait for the bonus ball to drop. While you're stretching your best spandex to this disco double play, Dan 'The Man' Tyler's back on a tasty 10" with two special dubplate versions of 'Disco Circus' and 'Firecracker', ready to make you freak all over again.

                                                                                          There ain't no party like an Olsen party.

                                                                                          Voodoocuts / SoulBrigada

                                                                                          Matasuna Records Pres. Afreaka!

                                                                                            Voodoocuts kicks off the A-Side with 'Kelja', a raw 70s afro-funk bomb from the Ivory Coast. The American-funk inspired tune features a funky bassline & killer organ vibe, mingled with a dirty, raw saxophone line and James Brown influenced vocals. Voodoocuts' rework turns the track into a serious dancefloor banger! In 'The Tortoise Loop' Voodoocuts blends an infectious groove with pounding drum breaks and hypnotic vocals. A hot afro-latin joint not to be missed!

                                                                                            On the flip SoulBrigada takes things to a disco tip. 'Hustleman' is a stunning afrofunk & disco gem from West Africa. The second track 'Madera' is an afro-disco gem with a compelling Cape Verdean groove. SoulBrigada rearranged the tracks, added drums, samples and effects building a brigde between past and present - without ever losing its original organic vibe. Two essential tunes for your record bag!



                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Church Volumes 002

                                                                                              Church Volumess 002 ft. DJ Aakmael, Aquarium, Laurence Guy & Debukas.

                                                                                              Manchester based, DJ, bandleader and trumpeter Matthew Halsall is one of the UK's brightest jazz talents. A gifted trumpeter with a beautiful, expressive tone, his music draws on his love of the transcendental, spiritual and modal jazz of Alice and John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as the glories of 60s British jazz.

                                                                                              His third album "On The Go" is a heartfelt love letter to the jazz of the late 50s and early 60s. Inspired by the evocative sounds of Miles Davis' soundtrack to the Louis Malle film "Lift To The Scaffold" and the legendary early 60s recordings of Art Blakey and Max Roach the album is nostalgic but always soulful. However, while Halsall's elegiac music is imbued with a sense of history, the young trumpeter and DJ nevertheless brings a contemporary bounce to his music ensuring that his music breathes with a personality all its own.

                                                                                              The album opens with "Music For A Dancing Mind", the most obvious nod to the work of Blakey and Roach. The beautiful "Song For Charlie" is named for Halsall's grandfather, a key inspiration in his life. Dukkha is a Buddhist term roughly translating to suffering so the title "The End Of Dukkha" is self-explanatory and "Samatha", another Buddhist term, means calm, a perfect title for this elegant tune. "The Journey Home" came to Halsall on the train back to Manchester from London and captures that happy feeling of return.



                                                                                              Lack Of Afro

                                                                                              Hello Baby

                                                                                                Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and DJ, Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro) is back in considerable style with 'Hello Baby' - his fifth studio record and the first Lack of Afro album to be released on his own LOA Records imprint.

                                                                                                Described as 'always having a knack for finding great vocal collaborations', he has raised the bar again here! Featuring a stellar cast of guest vocalists including Grammy-award winner Joss Stone, steam-punk legend Professor Elemental & arguably the most talented young soul singer in the UK today in Elliott Cole, 'Hello Baby' is a genre-bending colossus of an album that is packed full of Adam's trademark multi-instrumental goodness, heavy drums, percussion-packed production, and ear for a good tune.

                                                                                                Also featured on the record is soul singer Juliette Ashby (who featured heavily in the recent Oscar-winning 'Amy' documentary) - Californian rapper, regular Lack of Afro collaborator (and one half of The Damn Straights) Herbal T, and rising star of the northern soul / mod scene, dancer, model & vocalist Emma Noble.

                                                                                                A wide-ranging, eclectic and progressive musical outlook has always been the Lack of Afro approach and 'Hello Baby' doesn't disappoint. Classic R&B ('I Got The Rhythm', 'Take Me Home'), Soul ('All My Love', 'Fires Glow'), Hip-hop ('One World', 'Walk In The Sun'), Disco ('Magic Together'), and elements of House, Indie-Rock and a smattering of Electro ('Now I Feel Good', 'Searching For Peace & Love') all come together to create an album that is stuffed with beautiful audio gems of all varieties and is without doubt an even more confident, assured and mature collection than its predecessor.

                                                                                                Away from the studio, Adam's music has been much in demand in TV, Film and Advertising, with directors including Steven Soderbergh and companies including Disney, HBO, Sony Pictures, Adidas & Miller Lite all using the Lack of Afro sound for successful projects and campaigns. 'Hello Baby' continues in this vein and promises to be of significant interest to music supervisors everywhere!

                                                                                                'Hello Baby' will be supported by a live band tour in May 2016 as well as DJ sets & further live shows at various festivals throughout the summer.

                                                                                                Kendrick Lamar

                                                                                                Untitled Unmastered

                                                                                                  Kendrick Lamar has released a surprise eight-track album, 'Untitled Unmastered', comprising outtakes from the Grammy-winning 'To Pimp A Butterfly'. Filled with jazz solos and politically-charged lyrics, it appears to be a companion piece to 'Butterfly', rather than a standalone record. All of the tracks are untitled, save for the date they were recorded.

                                                                                                  Max Richter

                                                                                                  The Last Days On Mars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

                                                                                                    European Film Awards winner Max Richter has returned with this sci-fi inspired score for ‘Last Days On Mars’. Available for the first time on CD. The Last Days on Mars is a 2013 science fiction-horror film directed by Ruairí Robinson with a screenplay by Clive Dawson, based on the short story "The Animators" by Sydney J. Bounds.

                                                                                                    Crosby & Nash

                                                                                                    Wind On The Water

                                                                                                      Invisible Hands Music is proud to release Wind On The Water, the classic album from Crosby & Nash, on vinyl for the first time since it’s original 1975 release. Wind On The Water was the second album by David Crosby & Graham Nash. It reached number six on the Billboard album chart and includes three hit singles, Take The Money And Run, Love Work Out and Carry Me. It includes guest appearances by Carole King, Levon Helm, James Taylor and some of the top session men of the age, such as Russ Kunkell, Craig Doerge, Danny Kortchmar, David Lindley. Tim Drummond and Leland Sklar.

                                                                                                      The fallen angel. The rebellious soul expelled from the pearly gates and forced to live in hell among mere mortals for eternity. Here they endeavour to condition and corrupt everything around them; a bold middle finger aimed in the direction of its former home in the promised land. Now imagine a soundtrack to this tragic tale. FunkinEven—also known as Steven Julien— has made just that with his debut album Fallen.

                                                                                                      Split into two contrasting chapters, Fallen follows the trail of our main character. The first six songs introduce us to utopia; a collection which is matched by the light and airy tones of this initial set. The twist comes right down the middle, where we descend into the project's darker, hellish bogs. Both episodes intertwine seamlessly, and all composed, written and produced by Steven himself.

                                                                                                      Julien plays the majority of the instruments you hear on the record, using session musicians — including three appearances from Hercules on bass — sparingly to plug any gaps. All the above choices combine to emit a contagious warmth that blankets the whole record. Within the dozen tracks, he jumps between everything from jazz fusion to techno. It's easily his best work to date.

                                                                                                      Steven Julien first surfaced in 2009 with a refreshing sound unlike many of his contemporaries. While his peers flirted with R&B, abstract grime and whatever else, Julien forged his own path; one which partnered an organic, analogue sensibility with the sounds of electro, '80s funk, and acid. Initially affiliated with the Eglo camp, he eventually formed his own label, Apron Records, which has become a reliable outlet in its own right; not only for his own workings, but also as a home base for talents like Seven Davis Jr and Greg Beato. He's also proven to be an avid collaborator over the years, having worked with Fatima, Delroy Edwards, and, most notably, Kyle Hall, with whom he creates the unapologetically raw sounds of FunkinEvil.


                                                                                                      Paranoid London

                                                                                                      We Come To Rock

                                                                                                      We Come To Rock’ is a cover version of a classic electro track.
                                                                                                      ‘Buck Stoppin’ samples another old electro tune & hot wires it for dancers & DJs.
                                                                                                      This is the first new stuff since last years album with more to come very soon.

                                                                                                      Alt J

                                                                                                      Live At Red Rocks

                                                                                                        alt-J announce the release of Live At Red Rocks, their first ever live album and concert film. Recorded at the historic Red Rocks amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado, in the summer of 2015, Live At Red Rocks captures alt-J at the height of their powers, performing for 6,000 devoted fans. The 75-minute live album and concert film features songs from their Mercury Prize-winning debut An Awesome Wave and its GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated follow up This Is All Yours.

                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                        Coloured LP Info: Limited edition blue vinyl.

                                                                                                        Box set Info: Limited edition box set features double vinyl, CD, DVD. blu-ray, necklace and 32page photobook in a hand made box.

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                                                                                                        PJ Harvey

                                                                                                        The Community Of Hope

                                                                                                          The Strokes

                                                                                                          Future Present Past EP

                                                                                                            The EP includes three original songs ("Drag Queen", "OBLIVIUS", and "Threat of Joy") along with an additional remix of "OBLIVIUS" by drummer, Fab Moretti. 'Future Present Past' will be released on June, 3rd, in both digital and physical formats to coincide with the band's headlining performance at Governor's Ball Festival in New York.

                                                                                                            'Future Present Past' was recorded over the past year in several locations with the help of producer, Gus Oberg.

                                                                                                            "Pure New York rock & roll...all grey-pavement aggression wrapped in
                                                                                                            Black leather cool" - Rolling Stone

                                                                                                            Bartosz Kruczyński

                                                                                                            Baltic Beat

                                                                                                              After going beatless around the bush with Wilson Tanner’s stunning ’69’, Growing Bin leave the Swan River behind for their sixth release, heading east from their Hamburg home to sample the coastal calm of Krynica Morska. And who better to show them the sights and sounds of idyllic Poland than Ptaki co-pilot The Phantom a.k.a. Bartosz Kruczyński, flying solo here with a sumpruous score for long sunsets and lapping waves.
                                                                                                              Taking his cue from well worn IC releases and the Berlin School, Bartosz dedicates the whole of the A-side to ‚Baltic Beat’, twenty stunning minutes of swelling, swirling beauty full of motion and purpose. Chiming guitar pierces the deep like sun-light, leading us out of the oceanic intro and onto the soft sand where shimmering marimba and considered piano lull us into a Tangerine Dream. Before long the clouds roll in and the crashing surf gives way to Metheny guitars, rhythmic keys, minimalist woodwind and the dramatic bassline which carries us downstream into the run out groove.

                                                                                                              The B-side opens with the rolling waves and overwound watches of ‘Post Tenebras Lux’, a feather- light daydream which builds with West Coast guitar and a crisp snare before fading into the bird-
                                                                                                              song of ‘Parco Degli Acquedotti’. The stunning offspring of ‘Wicked Game’ and ‘Moments In Love’, this is just about as Balearic as it gets, The Phantom breezing over the frets as the wind works its
                                                                                                              way through his hair. All that remains is to savour the fading sunset to the sound of ‘Supplement 1‘ and ‘2’, elegant odes to nature which hold delicate piano, cor anglais and guitar in perfect balance.
                                                                                                              With summer on the way, it’s time to slip your moorings and drift away with Bartosz Kruczyński and Growing Bin, partners in calm.

                                                                                                              Marc Streitenfeld

                                                                                                              Prometheus - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                                                                                Mondo is pleased to present the premiere vinyl soundtrack release to Ridley Scott's 2012 film Prometheus. Picking up the reigns of the franchise he created, Prometheus tells a genesis tale, setting the stage for events to come in the Alien franchise - exploring the origins of the Space Jockey, and the Xenomorph - while simultaneously telling a fractured tale of the perils of meeting ones creator.

                                                                                                                Composed by Scott's long time collaborator Marc Streitenfeld, the music of Prometheus is as haunting as it is meditative and triumphant: a fresh approach to scoring a familiar universe - keeping with the trend of bringing a new sound to each successive Alien film, this one sounding like it was written to be heard blasting from the speakers of an IMAX theater. Streitenfeld takes advantage of the locales, writing music for lush landscapes and barren caves, occasionally writing compositions backwards, reversing them in post to produce a sense of uneasiness inherent with exploring the unfamiliar. Prometheus is a unique listening experience that fits perfectly side-by-side with the other films uno the saga

                                                                                                                This limited edition 2XLP set is pressed on heavy weight vinyl, cut at 45RPM and features exclusive liner notes by composer Marc Streitenfeld


                                                                                                                Wild Beasts

                                                                                                                Boy King

                                                                                                                  Where 2014's Present Tense album found Wild Beasts in reflective mood, absorbing a fascination with online culture and electronic music, Boy King has them, as Tom Fleming puts it, "back to being pissed off". The quartet’s ever-present knack for sensual melody via Hayden Thorpe and Fleming's dueting vocals, Ben Little's sinuous guitar groove and Chris Talbot's potent rhythm section carries in Boy King an aggressive, snarling and priapic beast that delves into the darker side of masculinity and Thorpe's own psyche. As Hayden himself says, "After five records there had to be an element of 'what the fuck?'".

                                                                                                                  A newfound creative friction between Thorpe and Fleming proved key to unleashing the unique pop sensibility of Boy King - Fleming’s more visceral experimentation unlocking new dimensions in Thorpe’s own writing. After spending a whole year finessing this new found impetus in East London, the band emerged with a collection of songs ready to take to Dallas and producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans, The War on Drugs). Both Thorpe and Fleming credit that trip to Dallas with teasing out the raw power of Boy King. In the studio, the band kept up the intensity of the office hour routine they'd employed during writing sessions and, they say, responded well to Congleton's sober discipline. "He made us get in there, get on and do it," Fleming says. "English politeness never featured."

                                                                                                                  The raw pop of Boy King's songs are the perfect foil to Thorpe's libidinous lyricism: "it became apparent that that guitar almost became the character within the songs, that phallic character, the all-conquering male," he says. "I'm letting my inner Byron fully out, I thought I'd tucked him away, but he came screaming back like the Incredible Hulk." Here lies Boy King's greatest success. Between the slide of prowling aggression and interior darkness, there are glorious, gorgeous moments. It’s yet another incomparable Wild Beasts record; a visceral, sensual and jolting body of work that acts as a remarkable soundtrack to the early 21st century male malaise. Or as Thorpe puts it: "I think Boy King is an apocalyptic record. It's about swimming in the abyss. When you think about sex, you've got to think about death, they're one and the same.”


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                                                                                                                  Deluxe LP Info: Heavyweight vinyl plus 7” with two bonus tracks and download code.

                                                                                                                  LP Info: Heavyweight vinyl with download card.

                                                                                                                  Jenny Hval

                                                                                                                  Blood Bitch

                                                                                                                    Norwegian artist Jenny Hval announces the release of her new album, Blood Bitch via Sacred Bones. Co-produced with acumen noise producer Lasse Marhaug, Blood Bitch is in many respects a complete 180° from her last album, Apocalypse, girl, in subject matter, execution and production. It is Hval’s most focused album, but the lens is filtered through a gaze which the viewer least expects.

                                                                                                                    In the words of Jenny Hval: “Blood Bitch is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. The purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood: Menstruation. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers. Blood Bitch is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the '70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time: a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence. There is a character in this story that is a vampire Orlando, traveling through time and space. But there is also a story here of a 35-year old artist stuck in a touring loop, and wearing a black wig. She is always up at night, jet lagged, playing late night shows - and by day she is quietly resting over an Arp Odyssey synthesizer while a black van drives her around Europe and America. So this is my most fictional and most personal album. It’s also the first album where I’ve started reconnecting with the goth and metal scene I started out playing in many years ago, by remembering the drony qualities of Norwegian Black Metal. It’s an album of vampires, lunar cycles, sticky choruses, and the smell of warm leaves and winter.”

                                                                                                                    Jenny Hval has developed her distinct take on intimate sound since the release of her debut album in 2006. For her last two solo albums, 2013's Innocence Is Kinky and 2015’s Apocalypse, girl, Hval has received thoughtful and widespread international acclaim for her fascinating voice, singular delivery and markedly non-traditional arrangements which incorporate elements of poetry, prose writing,
                                                                                                                    performance art, and film. She eloquently brings to light issues of both male and female gaze.


                                                                                                                    Exploded View

                                                                                                                    Exploded View

                                                                                                                      After recently signing to Sacred Bones Records, new four-piece Exploded View, fronted by German/Bristol political- journalist-turned-musician/singer Anika, announce news of their debut self-titled album.

                                                                                                                      While lead single ‘No More Parties in The Attic’ is laden with an enticing no-wave, post-punk sound, layered with distorted guitars and ominous drones– ‘Orlando' chimes in with echoing vintage synths, courtesy of Hugo Quezada that clash with a chilly electro backbeat and an anthemic soulful bass line setting the tone. With her disarming quietude nursery rhyme like vocal delivery, Anika remarks on the creation process: “Well, that day I was speechless and empty; a reflection of the times. I became a vessel for the past; the only way to deal with or help understand the present. Enlightenment came with the help of some strong leading ladies; A certain author, a certain film and a certain actress. Go figure.”

                                                                                                                      Anika released her self-titled debut album in collaboration with Geoff Barrow’s Invada imprint and Stones Throw to critical acclaim in 2010. This new project was created during the rehearsal sessions for Anika's Mexican live debut back in March 2014. An unexpected partnership formed between Annika and local producers, Martin Thulin (Crocodiles producer) synth-head Hugo Quezada (Robota) and Riotboy sweetheart Hector Melgarejo (Jessy Bulbo / Nos llamamos) to form Exploded View. The four musicians discovered a new sound, several steps removed from the krautrock-isms of Henderson’s previous work during their rehearsals and live performances in Mexico City. The straight to tape sessions that followed in the San Rafael neighborhood, ventured somewhere new; a lighter place, unguarded, veering from any script. Improvisation was the guiding principle and the source of the band’s inspiration. The studio itself was outfitted so that every sound produced in the room would be recorded. A Tascam 388 8-track captured everything – fully live, fully improvised, first-takes only. Produced by Thulin and Quezada and mastered by Josh Bonati in NYC.

                                                                                                                      For fans of Can, dub, and political revolution.


                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                      Voodoo Party Vol. 1

                                                                                                                        After a decade out of print, now you have the chance to get hold of the sought-after Volume 1 of "Voodoo Party", one of the first music archaeology projects carried out by University Of Vice Records, the label responsible for the eccentric compilation series "The International Vicious Society". This time, the label's music research team focused on tracks which dealt with the fascinating world of the occult and ancient arcane rituals. In order to obtain the 14 sound documents included here, the intrepid collaborators of the series travelled to Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru, Puerto Rico and the African continent. Enjoy to the fullest, now with improved sound, the exotic melodies and rhythms of this wild and sensual music. Let's have a voodoo party! "If you need something new to listen to after you've worn out yer Las Vegas Grind and Jungle Exotica records then this is for YOU! This platter will liven up any exotic party!"

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                                                                                                                        Ltd LP Info: Limited to 500 worldwide.

                                                                                                                        Kino Kimino

                                                                                                                        Kino Kimino

                                                                                                                          Kino Kimino (formerly JAN) is a post punk/grunge pop band that is based in Brooklyn, NY. With guitarist/singer Kim Talon at the helm, Kino Kimino is a changing cast of characters... a fluidity designed to fit the spontaneity of the collective. Kino Kimino just finished their second album that was produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr.) and was recorded at Sonic Youth's studio in New Jersey.

                                                                                                                          In this latest incarnation, the band feature Kim Talon & Melinda Holm with the addition of Lee Ranaldo & Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth).

                                                                                                                          Paper Magazine describe the sound as "shoegaze-y, grunge - with a touch of riot grrrl".

                                                                                                                          "Artlessly jagged post-punk that's got fun in it even when it's being serious." - LA Times

                                                                                                                          Spain

                                                                                                                          Carolina

                                                                                                                            Winter is now officially over and the new Spain album will make you feel like contemplating the world on a gentle summer's evening. After a break of two years, Josh Haden is back and caresses us again with his warm voice. Carolina is an invitation to sit at Haden's dinner table and look back at his past. "I wanted to get back to my musical family roots of country and of my dad who passed away two years ago. This is the first album I released since my dad died." Charlie Haden was the most significant contrabassist of the 20th century and defined the style of Free Jazz. He passed away in Los Angeles in July 2014, only a few weeks before his 77th birthday. Josh's father has been involved in all the previous recordings, as a musician as well as a mentor: "If he doesn't approve, I usually have to go back and fix the mixes." Spain, the band that influenced the genre of slowcore with their very own interpretation of slowlness, have kept us waiting once before. After the band's debut The Blue Moods Of Spain in 1995 and extensive touring through the USA, Australia and Europe, they gathered a large international following. The first album was followed by She Haunts My Dreams (1999) and I Believe (2001). The music of Spain was featured on soundtracks for movies (The End Of Violnece directed by Wim Wenders, 1997) and TV series (Six Feet Under, HBO 2003) and was covered by Johnny Cash and the Red Hot Chili Peppers among others. It then went quiet for a couple of years after which front man Josh Haden reunited the band with different members. In 2012 they released The Soul Of Spain, their first album on Glitterhouse Records. It was followed by The Morning Becomes Eclectic, a live Session at the brilliant KCRW radio station in Santa Monica, and their fourth album Sargent Place. The latest album Carolina was recorded by a handful of carefully selected musicians. One of them is Kenny Lyon, a musical shape-shifter, who during the past 40 years has played with acts such as Lemonheads, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Joe Walsh and NoFX. Besides the acoustic and electric guitar, he plays keyboards and piano as well as banjo, lap and pedal steel, which define the alt-country and Americana style. "On previous albums I felt I was writing and releasing too many music genres in the same project." Instead Carolina is very concentrated and straight forward. "In other words, a little different from past Spain albums." Haden admits. Kenny Lyon produced, engineered and mixed the album. It was recorded at his studio at the Gaylord apartments in Los Angeles. The Gaylord is quite a famous historical building. Haden's father watched Ornette Coleman in the club around the corner and Robert Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel across the street. A place steeped in history for an album with hindsight.

                                                                                                                            Even though Josh Haden is a man of the present, his songs look back on the life of his ancestors in the 1930s: "My grandfather was a very compassionate man but he was also very stoic and we never saw him cry, except when he told us about growing up during the Great Depression." He recounts the Farmington Mine Disaster in 1968 from the point of view of a miner. The violin, played by his sister Petra Haden, makes the collapsing room open up and expand. The song Battle Of Saratoga tells the story of a heroin addicted musician who is trapped in a New York hotel by a snowstorm in the 1960s. The violin resembles the relentless rain of fiery-sparks falling on a battlefield during a hallucination brought on by heroin withdrawl. The drum is played in a staccato marching style by Danny Frankel, a highly sought after and regarded drummer and percussionist who has played with John Cale, k.d. lang, Mark Eitzel, Laurie Anderson and Marianne Faithfull. Josh Haden also writes about his own past. In Station 2 he sings about his childhood in Malibu, friendships he left behind and a lost love from the days of his youth. He steps back behind his own music so that we can descend into its warm depths and dissolve into it. His voice is the slowly blazing flame of Slowcore. "After all, those were the times, I'd give anything to go back and stare into her eyes. There was a girl I left behind, I never forget Caroline."

                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                            Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

                                                                                                                            Health & Beauty

                                                                                                                            No Scare

                                                                                                                              Health&Beauty are as proud as a dog in shoes to announce they have signed to Wichita Recordings, who will release their sixth full-length studio album, ‘No Scare’.

                                                                                                                              Health&Beauty is the name under which Brian J Sulpizio has released music since 2003. The current lineup of the group has been playing together since 2012, featuring pianist Ben Boye (a constant collaborator since 2009, who also plays with Will Oldham, Angel Olsen and many others) and drummer Frank Rosaly (a regular collaborator with Peter Brotzmann and many other jazz and experimental music greats). This version of the group along with bassist Anton Hatwich, made up the band on Ryley Walker's ‘Primrose Green’.

                                                                                                                              ‘No Scare’ is the most euphoric listening experience presented yet in the band’s catalogue, where darkness and light can't help but complement each other in the short comedy of the human experience.

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                                                                                                                              Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                              Yuzo Koshiro

                                                                                                                              Streets Of Rage 2 - Clear Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                Widely recognised as one of the greatest and most influential game soundtracks of all time, STREETS OF RAGE 2 remains a towering achievement of the 16bit era. Data Discs is extremely proud to be releasing this masterpiece of FM synthesis, composed by Yuzo Koshiro in 1992 and sounding more relevant today than ever.

                                                                                                                                The audio has been carefully remastered using multiple sources, including the original NEC PC-88 files supplied by Koshiro himself, and packaged in original artwork sourced from the SEGA archives in Japan.

                                                                                                                                - 2 x 180g transparent vinyl
                                                                                                                                - Includes four bonus tracks of demos, alternate versions and unused compositions
                                                                                                                                - 2 x lithographic prints featuring archival artwork
                                                                                                                                - Packaged in a gatefold sleeve with traditional OBI strip
                                                                                                                                - Fully remastered in collaboration with and approved by composer Yuzo Koshiro


                                                                                                                                Rufus Wainwright

                                                                                                                                Rufus Wainwright - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                  Showered with critical praise upon its 1998 release, Rufus Wainwright's debut album established him as the massive talent that he remains today. The child of acclaimed folk songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus' style owes more to the orchestral pop of Scott Walker or Van Dyke Parks (whose orchestral arrangements adorn much of this album), the opera, and the work of Edith Piaf and Judy Garland, than it does his own musical lineage. The debut pop classic from one of this generation's most important artists. 180 gram pressing in a gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                                                  Rufus Wainwright

                                                                                                                                  Poses

                                                                                                                                    Rufus Wainwright, son of Loudon and Kate MacGarrigle with his second album on Dreamworks and a real step forward from his debut. More confidence and assurity (not least in his declared homosexuality) it's a eclectic set and has already recived tremendous reviews in the U.S.

                                                                                                                                    Available on vinyl for the first time comes one of Rufus Wainwright’s most popular albums. 'Poses' is Wainwright’s second studio album release. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Pierre Marchand, with select tracks produced by Propellerheads' Alex Gifford ("Shadows"), Ethan Johns ("California"), Damian LeGassick ("The Tower of Learning"), and Greg Wells ("Across the Universe").

                                                                                                                                    Paul McCartney

                                                                                                                                    Pure McCartney - 4xLP Box Set

                                                                                                                                      Paul McCartney and his music need no introduction. Together with three of his friends, he changed the cultural landscape forever.

                                                                                                                                      And Paul’s accomplishments since then as a member of Wings and a solo artist make for a staggering body of work that stands proudly alongside those eight sensational years with The Beatles.

                                                                                                                                      'Pure McCartney', a new compilation of his solo, Wings and Fireman work, celebrates that fact, showcasing 67 highlights from one of the most-revered catalogues in music - from 'McCartney' in 1970, his debut solo album, right through to 'Hope For The Future', his 2014 track taken from 'Destiny', the most-anticipated video game of the last decade. Not only is 'Pure McCartney’ a monumental mixtape of some of popular music's most memorable moments from 1970 to the present day, it also features curios for the superfans and some of Paul's personal favourites — all handpicked by the man himself..

                                                                                                                                      "Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to," Paul says of this project.

                                                                                                                                      "Maybe it's to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career.”

                                                                                                                                      As a songwriter Paul has never stood still, dipping his toe in countless genres and styles. 'Pure McCartney' is testament to that fact. From the songwriting masterclass of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' and adventurous, three-songs-in-one of 'Band On The Run' to the irresistible groove of 'Say Say Say' and ahead-of-its-time electronica of 'Temporary Secretary', described by NME when compiling a list of the greatest ever songs as “not so much ahead of its time, but out of it altogether”, 'Pure McCartney' charts the unstoppable adventures of McCartney's unique and eclectic songwriting talents and shines a light on his post-Beatles artistic achievements.

                                                                                                                                      "The word 'career' is a bit misleading because to me it has been more like a musical adventure than a proper job," says Paul, reflecting on the 'Pure McCartney' tracklisting. "It pleases me, and often amazes me, that I've been involved in the writing and recording of so many songs, each of them so different from the others."

                                                                                                                                      Paul's unparalleled career has seen his music break global chart records, win countless awards, fill stadiums around the world and become the soundtrack to millions of people's lives across generations.

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                                                                                                                                      Paul McCartney And Wings Vs Timo Maas And James Teej

                                                                                                                                      Nineteen Hundred And Eight Five

                                                                                                                                        The music industry has gone into a spin about ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five’ over the past two weeks. Limited 12” test pressings sold out in hours, it went straight to number one in the record shops stocking them and sent ebay into overdrive ever since. Even iD Magazine has questioned who is behind this special project. This is in no small part due to Paul McCartney being one of rock’s most iconic figures. From his frontman status within The Beatles to his solo outfit Wings, he trail blazed the 70s with a string of hits. Originally a B side, the luminous ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five’ was first released in 1973 and took Timo Maas until 2009 to discover it. Amazed at how fresh the record sounded, he teamed up with musical cohort James Teej to contemporise this classic sound and bring a modern edge into it, now set for official release on Virgin Records Germany on May 13th. The original ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five’ was the closing track on the 1973 album ‘B and on the Run’ and found critical acclaim for Paul McCartney & Wings ( the solo outfit the Beatles member founded with his wife Linda) through references to George Orwell’s 1984, yet it also tells an unlikely love story through its lyrics. Industry heavyweights Timo Maas & James Teej elevate the track and spark it with electronic heat, creating a perfect storm between the past and the present.

                                                                                                                                        Timo Maas’s career has had an undeniable impact on the electronic music scene. For 30 years he has travelled the globe, and garnered an illustrious production career putting his midas touch to music for Madonna, Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim and earning a Grammy Award nomination for his Tori Amos rework. Also known for his indie electronic label and band, My Favourite Robot, James Teej is Canadian born with over twenty years producing and DJing under his belt. Working at Timo's countryside home in Germany this unlikely pairing have refined a vision and palette of sound that is a confident yet tasteful take on contemporary electronica.



                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                        Fabric 88 - Ryan Elliott

                                                                                                                                          Ryan Elliott was born and raised in a small town just outside Detroit, and his career to date has been informed as much by looking out from the city as in towards it. A childhood love for music developed into an immersion in the clubbing scene when he returned to the city from university. DJing soon followed, with a four-year residency alongside his friend Matthew Dear building a firm foundation for what was to come. Working with the Ghostly International / Spectral Sound organization helped Ryan build a worldwide network and audience, and in 2009 he moved with his cat and 500 records to Berlin, and he soon established a DJ residency at Berghain / Panorama Bar - where he is at ease playing in either space - and started releasing on their in-house Ostgut Ton label. However, his first trip outside of the US was to visit fabric back in 2000, and he first performed at the club in 2005. He has remained a firm favourite ever since, and now joins the long-running fabric mix series for its 88th instalment.

                                                                                                                                          “fabric to me has always been about getting lost and locked into one continuous groove. It’s never been about stand alone “songs”. That’s what I hope to achieve with this mix - a sum of parts that together create one whole feeling of rhythm.” - Ryan Elliott

                                                                                                                                          A compelling groove-oriented mix can be one of the most challenging for a DJ to realize, but with fabric 88, Ryan Elliott has done so with considerable style and panache. Deftly avoiding common pitfalls, he interlaces a variety of textures and timbres in a non-linear sequence, allowing the mix to ebb and flow without ever losing impetus throughout its 70-minute duration. Elliott takes less than 15 minutes to build up a head of steam, before Phil Moffa’s liquid groove ‘Ignition’ swirls into the majestic echo chamber that is Tallmen 785’s remix of ‘Back Door’ by Fiedel. Dubby reverb, rolling drums and muscular basslines gradually swell the mix again until The Persuader’s ‘Inre Stenen’ ushers in a contemplative section. The rhythmical mantra of Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy’s ‘Parola’ maintains a propulsive momentum even through a momentary beatless interlude, whilst the pairing of Robert Hood’s ‘Master Jack’ and Mike Parker’s ‘Luminescent Black’ soon provide an intense counterpoint. The yearning synths of Z.I.P.P.O’s ‘Shift’ and Jack Murphy’s ‘B1’ herald fabric 88’s conclusion, leaving the listener to contemplate just how Ryan Elliott managed to navigate such a varied terrain with such consummate ease.

                                                                                                                                          Ganimian & His Oriental Music

                                                                                                                                          Come To The Casbah

                                                                                                                                            Oft overlooked for over half a century while misfiled amongst exploit bellydance records and holidaymaker souvenirs this one-off twelve track album is the only existing full-length record by the best-kept mutant musical secret of the Armenian American diaspora, oud pop maestro Charles ‘Chick’ Ganimian.

                                                                                                                                            One of the earliest examples of any kind of recorded fusion between rhythm heavy pop music and traditional Turkish music, Ganimian’s developments in New York City - with his sadly unrecorded turk jerk combo The Nor-Ikes (New Dawn) combo – ran almost simultaneously alongside the rising Anadolou Pop scene in Turkey, resulting in his short lived powerhouse of Kif proto-rock under the changing names of Ganim’s Asia Minors, Ganimian & His Orientals and Ganimian & His Oriental Music Orchestra. Combining a line-up of mostly unknown musicians from his local community (where he was worked as a butcher), Ganimian, in a short unison with ATCO records, was fortunate enough to accommodate jazz guitarist Al Schactman as part of his studio personnel (launching the career of this Nina Simone regular) as well as French born Armenian folk singer Onnik Dinkjian and reid player Steve Bogoshian (both from the band The House Of The Seven Uncles) as well as the esteemed Turkish raised Kanun player Ahmet Yatman. As one of the very few early American recorded authentic Middle Eastern fusion record Come With Me To The Casbah has piqued a refined interest in a new generation of progressive world music collector resulting in a distinct drought in original Ganimian pressings on the collectors’ market earning Chicks name a rising placeholder on the want lists of DJs, vinyl hounds and ethno psychedelia collectors.

                                                                                                                                            This LP includes all of Ganimians recordings including the rare singles for Atco and East West which sit awkwardly next to bizarre and unique takes on popular American standards enhancing the exciting freak factor of this record which simply could not be made by today’s stifling self-aware anti-standards. Aside from rare (poorly recorded) private family tapes this album is the only chance to hear the music of this lost enigma of early world music, Eastern fusion and a missing kink in the fabric of New York pop music history captured before his short stint as an exotic Herbie Mann sideman which proceeded his migration into obscurity and his well-imparted tragic struggle with alcohol dependency depriving pop culture of a forward thinking pioneer who paved the way for the more credible exponents of the cross-continental Indo fusion enigma such as John Berberian and the later well pruned hard rock efforts of The Devils Anvil.

                                                                                                                                            A surprising collaboration between Mannella and the UK Techno’s bearer - Blawan- that clearly establish a deep Techno-Space, where the quirky sounds are free to be developed and created.

                                                                                                                                            Right from the very first second of “The Dark Breeze”, which spreads a fluid, echoing and fickle synth, we can hear those “fuzzy noises” that Mannella loves to use. A perfect combo is given by the presence of intense drums, thorough pads and harped synths: a total head-trip that flows in the whole EP. Then, with “I know you are” a cheerful air gain the upper hand, leading it to be theperfect dance floor track.

                                                                                                                                            Even if it’s just the second release, it’s pretty explicit the aim that the label has come to play in music today. 

                                                                                                                                            Sistrum welcomes the second installment in the Genesis Tracks series. Building upon the high sonic standards set by Genesis Tracks Vol. 1 (SIS-022), Vol. 2 brings together four special cuts from Patrice Scott, Reggie Dokes, Eric Cloutier and Kai Alce. Deep enjoyment awaits.

                                                                                                                                            A1 – Patrice Scott “Seasons Change”
                                                                                                                                            Label head, Patrice Scott opens the EP right - setting the tone with a smooth excursion into lush chord stabs and deep, low end vibrations. Vintage strings ride high, while tinkling jazz keys dance amongst the waveforms, making for yet another future classic in the Sistrum lineage.

                                                                                                                                            A2 – Reggie Dokes “The Baptism”
                                                                                                                                            Mr. Reggie Dokes offers up nothing less than a baptism by sound for his contribution to Genesis Tracks Vol. 2. Reggie goes deep with reverberant rhythms and crisp synth work, crafting an interstellar afro journey of the highest order.

                                                                                                                                            B1 – Eric Cloutier “Gossamer”
                                                                                                                                            Keeping the quality at its highest, Eric Cloutier’s entry is a deep, techy mover – designed to lock the dancefloor into a hypnotic state. Drifting strings provide the foundation for highly modulated, gritty chord stabs to lead the way through the darkest of dancefloors.

                                                                                                                                            B2 – Kai Alce “Jelly”
                                                                                                                                            NDATL main man, Kai Alce rounds out the EP in fine form – stripping things back to the essentials. “Jelly” is raw, bouncy goodness, simply put. The filtered down acid-esque bassline is nothing short of a call to movement for all believers in the authentic sounds of house music.

                                                                                                                                            Earl has been with us since the beginning. The C in C.R.S.T. from some of our earliest releases to the spanking 'Goodfoot' EP as Chesus and more recently his twisted disco remix of Daneeka's 'What's it Gonna Be?' with Seven Davis Jr.

                                                                                                                                            As Earl Jeffers he's really found his sound and we are stoked to have him back on board with his best EP yet. These tunes have been flaming all year in the clubs. Proper essential stuff.

                                                                                                                                            Just in time for summer, Andrés aka DJ Dez hits back with three perfect house cuts. The Andrés formula is fairly simple, grab a sample, flip it, add warm basslines and drums. Thing is, nobody does it quite like Dez. The title track here is a soulful rave-up spinning on an indelible vocal chop and vamping pianos. "Chevy Status" is true to its name, a chugging mid-tempo hip-hop/house tune perfect for rolling down Woodward Avenue, or if you like, a street in your town. "Pluck Away," meanwhile, takes some jangling, Tropicalia guitars and lets them ride into the sunset, closing out a near perfect record which only builds anticipation for the Detroit man's fourth full-length, Andres IV.

                                                                                                                                            Dinosaur Jr

                                                                                                                                            Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not

                                                                                                                                              Over the last few years, Lou Barlow and J Mascis have been busy on solo projects, but now back together with Murph, they are set to release the first new Dinosaur Jr album since 2012's I Bet On Sky.

                                                                                                                                              Air

                                                                                                                                              Twentyears - The Best Of

                                                                                                                                                Air have been one of the most iconic French acts of the last two decades, with worldwide hits that have shaped the forefront of modern electronica, calling on various styles and constantly crossing genre barriers, re-shaping the rules as they go. Boasting eight incredible studio albums and live shows that few can match in technical ability, this new compilation album will feature all the greatest hits of the past twenty years, as well as 14 rarities tracks.

                                                                                                                                                Featuring hits such as ‘All I Need’, ‘Sexy Boy’ and ‘Kelly Watch The Stars’ this album is the perfect showcase to the incredible downtempo and psychedelic Zen that is Air, and with rare recordings that includes live sessions to truly encapsulate the prowess of their on stage presence.


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                                                                                                                                                2xDeluxe LP Info: Limited / numbered 4 panel gatefold sleeve in a metallic paper slipcase containing: 2 vinyl (180gr random coloured vinyl), 2 black inner sleeve with holes, 3 CD in Wallet (the extra CD contains Air remixes for other acts – tracklisting below) and a full colour poster, 24 pages numbering + selling sheet.

                                                                                                                                                FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                                                                                                                                                2xLP Info: 2 x 180g vinyl gatefold sleeve + poster.

                                                                                                                                                Kylie Minogue

                                                                                                                                                100 Degrees (Still Disco To Me) (with Dannii Minogue)

                                                                                                                                                  Kylie and Dannii release a 12” of '100 Degrees (Still Disco To Me)' which comes on transparent vinyl – a remix package of one of the best-received songs taken from Kylie’s Christmas album. Both Kylie and Dannii will be supporting this release across their socials. Includes original + mixes by Steve Anderson, 7th Heaven and Boney. Limited to 1000 units for the UK.

                                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                  12" Info: Clear vinyl pressing.

                                                                                                                                                  Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

                                                                                                                                                  From Africa With Fury - Rise

                                                                                                                                                    Amadou And Mariam

                                                                                                                                                    Welcome To Mali

                                                                                                                                                      "Welcome to Mali" is Amadou & Mariam's follow up to their celebrated 2005 long player "Dimanche A Bamako". This new set was produced by Marc-Antoine Moreau and Lauren Jais who, together with Manu Chao, were co-producers of "Dimanche A Bamako". The album expands the duo's horizons and yet remains true to their core sound, putting the spotlight firmly back on their unique mix of sweet melodies and funky rhythms, driven by Amadou's bluesy guitar and the pair's compelling voices. The rocking "Ce Nést Pas Bon" sounds like classic Amadou & Mariam. But the album's opening track, "Sabali" is the couple as you've never heard them before, an extraordinary mix of Damon Albarn's ethereal keyboards, Mariam's haunting voice and a timeless Africa-goes-global vibe. The voices of Amadou and the Somalian rapper K'Naan combine to striking effect on "Africa", while other guests include Keziah Jones and the French star Mathieu Chedid, who performs mysteriously as "M". Yet despite such distinguished collaborators, it's the musical vision of Amadou & Mariam that commands centre stage here, whether on the churning funk of "Batoma", the haunting desert blues of "Magosa", the irresistible Afro-reggae of "Djama" or the charm of Amadou's English-language love song, "I Follow You".

                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                      Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

                                                                                                                                                      CD Info: CD comes in gold-embossed slipcase.

                                                                                                                                                      Jake Bugg

                                                                                                                                                      On My One

                                                                                                                                                        Jake wrote all eleven songs, played most of the instruments, and produced most of the album (Jacknife Lee produced 3 tracks). The results are simply staggering. Following the incredible success of his first two albums, the double platinum 2012 debut ‘Jake Bugg’ and the top five 2013 follow-up ‘Shangri La’, this new disc firmly establishes Jake as one of Britain’s most exciting talents.

                                                                                                                                                        Recorded in London, Los Angeles and Nottingham, highlights are many and include the moving ‘Love Hope And Misery’ driven by a huge chorus, the stomping ‘Bitter Salt’, the soulful ‘Never Wanna Dance’ and the defining title track.

                                                                                                                                                        Simple Minds

                                                                                                                                                        New Gold Dream - Abbey Road Half Speed Remaster

                                                                                                                                                          New Gold Dream is the fifth album by the celebrated Caledonian rockers. Released in 1982, it is widely considered to be a turning point for the band, a bridge between their post punk roots and stadium-filling destiny, and gathered enormous critical acclaim as well as impressive sales. Listed in the estimable tome ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’ New Gold Dream was a discernible move toward a more a commercial sound and it entered the UK chart at number 3, yielding the hit singles Promised You a Miracle and Glittering Prize.

                                                                                                                                                          The latter track and the synth-heavy Someone Somewhere in Summertime in particular represented a shift towards undisguised pop and it’s also worth noting that Hunter and Hunted features a solo by Jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock, a rare distinction for any rock/pop album.

                                                                                                                                                          "Every band or artist with a history has an album that's their holy grail," remarked lead singer Jim Kerr. "I suppose New Gold Dream was ours. It was a special time because we were really beginning to break through with that record, both commercially and critically. The people that liked that record connected with it in a special way. There was a depth to it: it created its own mythology. It stood out.”

                                                                                                                                                          The artwork caused quite stir due to its religious imagery, so much so that on the version released in Yugoslavia, the cross was removed. Jim Kerr reflected "[During the writing of the album] we often went for walks. Around Perth you find a lot of Celtic crosses, crosses that seem to spring up from the earth. We thought it was a very powerful symbol. They were in the ground which produced the water we drank, so why not?"

                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                          Andy says: Do not be put off by what this band became. This is a stunningly beautiful album. An absolute classic. Combining their electronic roots with a fuller, more organic feel, but crucially writing the most majestic songs of their whole career, this album still has the poise, subtlety and mystery intact (and is still out of left-field), but with songs as catchy as Promised You A Miracle and Glittering Prize they wouldn't stay underground for long. Brilliant.

                                                                                                                                                          Ron & Neil

                                                                                                                                                          Pedre Son Éclat - Inc. Man Power Remix

                                                                                                                                                            Futureboogie roll into Spring with a heavyweight release from dastardly duo, Ron & Neil, AKA Ron Basejam, and Neil Diablo, who between them bring years of musical chops and (most importantly) ‘the funk ‘to the table, and don’t disappoint here. In its Original Mix, "Pedre Son Éclat" is a breezy yet sturdy slice of atmospheric synth dance, resplendent with swirling riffs and stammering bass. A thunderous Roland CR-78 drum pattern keeps everything in check, and its sultry vocals flitter between spoken word and harmonious refrains, lacing the track with a superb ‘new wave’ feel. A remix comes courtesy of Man Power, the musical enigma that traded on his anonymity for a couple of years before coming clean as the English DJ/producer Geoff Kirkwood. Having released on labels like Hivern, Throne Of Blood and Correspondant, Man Power takes "Pedre Son Éclat" into even deeper territories, crafting a moody and spacious version that respectfully stays close to the original mix. "You Feel It" ramps up the funk; the tribal rhythms, horn blasts and other micro samples keep the arrangement lively, all the while that bassline really gelling the track together. Rounding off the release is "Tears"; tension building strings and beats straight out of the school of Prelude/Salsoul lay the foundation for some grandiose analog arps, soulful vox and funky guitar licks, a super slick offering from the duo.

                                                                                                                                                            MF DOOM Vs Sade

                                                                                                                                                            Sadevillain

                                                                                                                                                              As many of you will know, MF DOOM is notorious for sampling some of SADE's greatest works on several tracks, so UK DJ SANH2K11 conceived of this cool mashup record. 8 tracks of MF DOOM acapellas over SADE laced beats. Clear vinyl, full color picture sleeve. 

                                                                                                                                                              Patti Jo

                                                                                                                                                              Make Me Believe In You / Ain't No Love Lost - Tom Moulton Remixes

                                                                                                                                                                The two Patti Jo tracks on this 33rpm single were produced by Curtis Mayfield and were first issued on Wand. Championed by Ashley Beadle and others, these Tom Moulton remixes from the Scepter LP “Disco Gold” are among the definitive precursors of disco and modern dance culture. They have been reissued and remixed over the past 15 years but this is the first time the Tom Moulton remixes have appeared on 7-inch.

                                                                                                                                                                Seward

                                                                                                                                                                Second Two: Chapter Home

                                                                                                                                                                  When you hear a band with something different about them, something unique, that rare and precious quality, the shock of the new, you just know.

                                                                                                                                                                  Barcelona’s Seward are extraordinary. A four-piece that don’t go in for typical song structures that captivate one minute with a heart-tugging melody, before collapsing into thrilling noise the next. They ascend from delicate acoustic beauty to dissonant chaos, from atmospheric samples to scrunching wreckage.

                                                                                                                                                                  Second Two: Chapter Home for Naim Records (home of the Mercury Prize-nominated Eska) is a stunning work of art. A record to get lost in. These are unconventional, original songs that ditch the tired verse-chorus-verse structure but trigger the same addiction cravings that the best pop music can.

                                                                                                                                                                  It’s the follow-up and third part of a trilogy of albums that began with 2011’s Home: Chapter One and continued with 2014’s Home Was a Chapter Twenty Six. Mixed and mastered by regular collaborator Matt Pence (Midlake, American Music Club, John Grant) at his Denton, Texas studio The Echo Lab, it’s their definitive album. Second Two: Chapter Home encompasses so much and demands to be heard in its entirety.

                                                                                                                                                                  They call their music ‘free song’. It’s a new appellation for a new musical age, a determination to avoid using those same genre names that haven’t changed for decades.

                                                                                                                                                                  They’re a band borne from live performance. They thrive upon it. Their recordings always aim to capture the feeling of playing live. You can hear the room, the air. The sense of space; the tension and electricity.

                                                                                                                                                                  Seward have picked up plaudits from music sites Line of Best Fit and A New Band A Day, performed for John Kennedy’s XFM show and picked up a growing host of fans from stellar live performances at SXSW in the States, the UK’s Great Escape festival, Vive Latino in Mexico, Exit in Serbia, Sziget in Hungary, Pohoda in Slovakia and Spain’s Primavera Sound. Seward prefer to let their music breathe. They haven’t opted for the usual online portals to get their music out there. To hear their album, you need to buy it.

                                                                                                                                                                  Seward are your new favorite group. And they’re about to begin their most momentous chapter yet. Time to turn the page and make your own discovery.

                                                                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                  Coloured LP Info: Gatefold vinyl version on 180g white vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                  Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                                  Weaves

                                                                                                                                                                  Weaves

                                                                                                                                                                    In a little over two short years, Weaves have gone from a collection of voice memos on Jasmyn Burke’s iPhone to establishing themselves as one of the most stridently individual acts to emerge from the Toronto’s fertile and multifaceted DIY scene. Led by the collaborative efforts of Morgan Waters and Jasmyn Burke, the band have built a devoted audience while capturing the attention of the international media with a brand of ebullient, art-damaged pop music as difficult to categorize as it is to ignore.

                                                                                                                                                                    The group began in a series of sessions in the living room of Water’s Chinatown apartment, where Waters and Burke would record increasingly elaborate demos built from Burke’s phone full of songs. They transitioned to a full band line up in late 2013, adding bassist Zach Bines and drummer Spencer Cole, and quickly set to work recording their debut EP which was released on Buzz Records in the summer of 2014. The EP made an immediate splash, garnering praise from Noisey, Rookie and Spin, and earning Weaves a “band to watch” tag from Rolling Stone. Glowing write ups of the band’s performances at that year’s CMJ from The Guardian and NME followed, cementing Weaves’ reputation as one of the year's most exciting new bands.

                                                                                                                                                                    Word continued to spread in 2015 with the release of their single “Tick,” ahead of the band’s first European tour, which included dates with Hinds, Dan Deacon and Pissed Jeans, and appearances at Glastonbury and Iceland Airwaves. With their already sterling live show only sharpened by their time on the road, the band returned to CMJ in October and emerged as one of the hottest acts of the festival, earning "best of the festival" write ups from NPR and The New York Times among others, and further building the anticipation for their forthcoming full length.

                                                                                                                                                                    Weaves have been working on their debut LP for almost as long as they have been a band, tracking with Leon Taheny (Dilly Dally, Owen Pallett, Austra) in sessions that span most of the last two years. Mixed by Alex Newport (Bloc Party, Melvins, At The Drive In) and mastered by John Greenham (Death Grips, Sky Ferreira), the result is an album that traverses the band’s history, exploring every facet of their always adventurous approach to pop music and leaving no idea unexplored. Filled beyond bursting with hooks and possibilities, it’s the sound of a band propelled forward by the thrill of discovering the limits of their sound and gleefully pushing past them. “We’re always trying to push ourselves,” says Waters, “sometimes it feels like bands aren’t necessary, like they’re not the ones pushing music forward, so I think we’re trying to hopefully prove that bands aren’t boring. If we are going to be a band and if we are going to do this guitar, bass and drums thing then we might as well see how much we can fuck it up.”

                                                                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                    Coloured LP Info: Neon Pink LP with download code.

                                                                                                                                                                    VHS

                                                                                                                                                                    Gift Of Live

                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Gift Of Life’, the first proper full length by VHS, follows in the footsteps of their previous EPs, with the band self-recording their amalgam of Lost Sounds’ trashy discontent, early Big Black’s trebly guitar stabs and ‘Only Theatre Of Pain’-era Christian Death’s black reverberations. These are brash and bitter territories to occupy but the band sees no other choice for their musical direction, citing the daily grind as the impetus behind their music.

                                                                                                                                                                      The harsh reality of frontman Josh Hageman’s day-today existence working on the periphery of the medical field played a direct role in the overall theme of the album. Those fatalistic views and medical themes are on full display on ‘Wheelchair’, where a punk pulse underscores Hageman’s harrowing description of a life lived in chronic pain with drugs serving as the only escape.

                                                                                                                                                                      The album continues on to ‘Hospital Room’, where wiry guitar leads and ominous chords provide the soundtrack to a scene of misery and tragedy within the sanitized walls of Western medicine.

                                                                                                                                                                      Elsewhere, the themes of addiction and exposure take on more universal themes, such as on the culturegorging lament of ‘Binge Everything’ or the panopticon-paranoia of ‘Public Act’.

                                                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                      Coloured LP Info: Available to independent retailers as an exclusive clear
                                                                                                                                                                      vinyl LP edition.

                                                                                                                                                                      Includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                      Speedy Wunderground: Year 2

                                                                                                                                                                        The London-based record label run by Dan Carey, Pierre Hall and Alexis Smith release their second compilation of the limited edition 7” singles they’ve released over the last year.

                                                                                                                                                                        As with ‘Year 1’, this compilation, produced by label founder Dan Carey in his South London studio, showcases the labels versatility perfectly, as well as an increased commitment to work with the best in up and coming talent across all genres and styles from the over and underground.

                                                                                                                                                                        Ulas Pakkan

                                                                                                                                                                        Baskin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                                                                                                                                          Invada Records are proud to present Ulas Pakkan’s soundtrack to the highly anticipated and award winning cult Turkish horror film ‘Baskin’.

                                                                                                                                                                          The soundtrack has picked up nearly as many accolades as the film itself. ‘Baskin’ first screened at the Toronto Film Festival on September 11th 2015 and is being compared to ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ for its theme of childhood and dreams, plus its lavish use of blood and gore.

                                                                                                                                                                          The soundtrack can be compared to Daft Punk’s ‘Tron’, Cliff Martinez’s ‘Drive’ or Clint Mansell’s ‘Requiem For A Dream’ but with a unique Turkish flavour.

                                                                                                                                                                          ‘Baskin’ is presented as a double LP pressed on heavyweight ‘blood red’ vinyl with a digital download card and featuring exclusive artwork created by US artist John Bergin.

                                                                                                                                                                          Søren Juul

                                                                                                                                                                          This Moment

                                                                                                                                                                            ‘This Moment’ is the first album by Danish artist Søren Juul to be released under his own name, having previously recorded using the moniker Indians.

                                                                                                                                                                            A deeply personal account of Juul’s life over a tumultuous three-year period, ‘This Moment’ was recorded mainly in Copenhagen and finished in Los Angeles with producer and fellow Dane Peter Stengaard. An uplifting and redemptive work, the immersive soundscapes of the songs reach heights Juul’s work under Indians had hinted at.

                                                                                                                                                                            As Indians, Juul released the acclaimed album ‘Somewhere Else’, scored the stunning song ‘Oblivion’ for the major motion picture ‘The Fault In Our Stars’, composed works for the Copenhagen Philharmonic and was nominated in four categories for the prestigious Danish music awards Gaffa Prisen. He also toured the world with the likes of Beirut, Daughter, Julia Holter and Perfume Genius.

                                                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                            Coloured LP Info: LP is pressed on clear vinyl and includes digital
                                                                                                                                                                            download code.

                                                                                                                                                                            PAWS

                                                                                                                                                                            No Grace

                                                                                                                                                                              More than just the third PAWS record, ‘No Grace’ is representative of a transformative period of time in the band’s life and is the gravel-throated affirmation of that do it or die attitude that informs any great work of passion. It’s the song you sing when you get kicked in the teeth; the decision you make to get back on your feet and rattle off another punch; it’s the humility of defeat and the ecstasy of triumph because you never gave up. More than anything, it’s the sound of the pure energy and joy that comes from making something with your whole heart.

                                                                                                                                                                              As well as being a statement of intent, ‘No Grace’ was that opportunity to go big or go home. So PAWS went big. After discovering a mutual appreciation between themselves and bassist / producer Mark Hoppus (Blink 182 / +44), PAWS enlisted his support to help push these new songs to their wildest heights and pack the heftiest punch they could muster. From the eponymous opener it’s clear the two are a perfect fit. Recorded last summer between Chem 19 in Glasgow and a private studio in Somerset, it’s a partnership that strikes hard through the core of the record, from the anthemic gut-punch of ‘N/A’ to the thrashed out madness of ‘Salt Lake’ and ‘Complete Contempt’, PAWS’ third album distills the best of what came before it and builds on it with strength and confidence.

                                                                                                                                                                              The band have previously shared stages with Wavves, We Are Scientists, The Cribs, DIIV, Japandroids, Ex Hex, The Wytches and Speedy Ortiz.

                                                                                                                                                                              Mitsky

                                                                                                                                                                              Puberty 2

                                                                                                                                                                                Mitksi’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2014 breakout album ‘Bury Me At Makeout Creek’.

                                                                                                                                                                                Ask Mitski about happiness and she’ll warn you: “Happiness fucks you.” It’s a lesson that’s been writ large into the New Yorker’s gritty, outsider-indie for years but never so powerfully as on her newest album, ‘Puberty 2’. “Happiness is up, sadness is down, but one’s almost more destructive than the other,” she says. “When you realize you can’t have one without the other, it’s possible to spend periods of happiness just waiting for that other wave.” On ‘Puberty 2’ that tension is palpable: a both beautiful and brutal romantic hinterland, in which one of America’s new voices hits a brave new stride.

                                                                                                                                                                                “No one else can make shattering sound like such an act of strength.” - Stereogum

                                                                                                                                                                                “Her songs build a quiet fury with lyrics that pulverize the heart while still making a break-up seem almost beautiful.” - Paste Magazine

                                                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                Coloured LP Info: Exclusive white vinyl format available to independent
                                                                                                                                                                                retailers.

                                                                                                                                                                                M. Craft

                                                                                                                                                                                Blood Moon

                                                                                                                                                                                  ‘Blood Moon’, M. Craft’s third full length album, is very much a score for seclusion. Inspired by witnessing the titular lunar event twice during his time as a desert resident, ‘Blood Moon’ began life in a studio in nearby Los Angeles as a series of unstructured, experimental piano pieces.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Constructed from those piano recordings with additional percussion from another temporary desert dweller, Seb Rochford (Polar Bear) and occasional orchestration, ‘Blood Moon’ is a stunning fusion of freeform instrumental explorations and properly pure songs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Includes MP3 Download Code.


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