Julie London

Around Midnight - 180g Edition

    One of the most sensual singers in the history of jazz and popular music, Julie London's (September 26, 1926-October 28, 2000) risqué album covers were as much a part of her legend as her sultry and husky vocals.

    This release presents one of her many thematic LPs, Around Midnight (Liberty LST7164), which is a collection of songs evoking nighttime. An original song by Bobby Troup, “Lonely in Paris”, is included among well known standards like Thelonious Monk's great “'Round Midnight” (with lyrics by Bernie Hanighen), Erroll Garner's “Misty”, George & Ira Gershwin's “But Not For Me”, and Billy Strayhorn's “Lush Life”. “How About Me?”, even if not the better known of Irving Berlin's compositions, had been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald in 1958 on her Irving Berlin Songbook.

    Kenny Smith

    Lord What's Happened? / Go For Your Self

      Kenny is best remembered for "Lord...", issued in 1971 as the only release on his own Goldspot label, written to cash in on what he described as the "Jesus-rock era." b/w "Go For Your Self". 


      Qen Sew EP - Inc. Beautiful Swimmers Remix

        Ethiopian Records (born Endeguena Mulu) is a musician based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mulu first started making music while in high school, experimenting with a wide spectrum of sound palettes. His tastes and influences are as varied as his productions, ranging from traditional Ethiopian folk music, to the dub heavy electronics of Mala. He also lists Amon Tobin, Mulatu Astatke, Asnaketch Worku, J Dilla, Kode 9, Francis Bebey, and Alemayehu Eshete as heavy influences, alongside collaborators Mikael Seifu and the Zion Rebels. Featuring the Head Up Mix from Washington DC's Beautiful Swimmers.. Qen Sew, which translates as "good-hearted" or "kind-hearted person", is dedicated to Mulu's father.

        Featuring the Head Up Mix from Washington DC's Beautiful Swimmers...

        Jahari Feat. Dwight Sykes

        Fire & Desire

          Dwight Sykes & Jahari 12" featuring two unreleased demos versions of "Fire and Desire" and the remastered studio version of "Situations". 30 years overdue!

          Jimmy Smith

          Bashin' - The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith

            Although still a regular Blue Note artist (he would make four more albums for the company within the next year), Bashin' was organist Jimmy Smith's debut for Verve, a label that he would record extensively for during 1963-1972. On the first half of the program, Smith was for the first time joined by a big band. Oliver Nelson provided the arrangements, trumpeter Joe Newman and altoist Phil Woods have a solo apiece, and "Walk on the Wild Side" became Smith's biggest hit up to that point. The final three numbers feature Smith's regular trio with guitarist Quentin Warren and drummer Donald Bailey swinging with soul as usual. 


            LP Info: Includes 2 bonus tracks.

            Roland P Young


              The fourth release from Roland P. Young on EM Records sees him moving ever deeper, earthbound and rooted, yet simultaneously flying further out, expanding his exploration of untethered celestial realms. Recorded in 2014 following a move to Tel Aviv, the title Confluences hints at the blend of cultures and histories in his new homeland, and is reflected in the music, which shows a range of cultural influences, filtered through Young's unique sensibility and vision. This is a calm, spiritual set, evidencing an inner comfort that was less prevalent on his Brooklyn recordings. This is not to imply that RPY is no longer searching; this release brings to fruition the promise of earlier recordings such as Isophonic Boogie Woogie (EM 1045CD/HJ-LP) and Istet Serenade (EM 1087CD/LP), made complete via Young's multi-instrumental chops on sax, bass clarinet, kalimba, and keyboards working in tandem with his rhythm and bass programming skills, his multi-track studio mastery, and an ever-evolving sense of musical form and drama. The confluences of cultures are of course swirling throughout this release, but also the confluences, as noted above, of the earthy and the celestial, as well as the temporal confluences of the past, present, and future. Perhaps more than any of his previous releases, Confluences realizes Young's description of his own work as "Afro spiritual minimal electronic space music." Available on CD and LP, this release is the next stage of Roland P. Young's never-ending voyage. Get on board!

              Written and recorded over the past year, the album features Casablancas and Voidz band members Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai (Salt & Pepper) – guitar, Jeff Kite – keyboards, Jake Bercovici – bass, Alex Carapetis – drums and was produced by Shawn Everett.

              The album incorporates world underground music from the 70s and 80s, hardcore/punk and modern harmony, using modern and analog recording and sampling techniques.

              Of the album's title Casablancas says, "Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king: whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter)."

              Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to welcome Sweden's Dubbla Budskap into your record collections and your hearts. Their debut release, a self titled four tracker from the mysterious Lonely Behaviour delivers a diverse range of dub-tinged, disco delights for the bearded dancefloors of the Balearic world. Whether you're spacewalking to the slo-mo cosmic stomp of "Benny's Trip", skanking to "Jerry B Goofy's" electronic lilt, shaking your tailfeather to the blissful post disco of "Boogie Bengt" or swaying to the dubbed out 80s pop of "Kerstin's Night Out" with your arms flung round a lover's shoulders, you're gonna be in dancefloor heaven from the first groove to the last. Limited, luxurious sounds from the Swedish debutant. Essential for fans of Kenneth Bager, Joe's Bakery, Aficionado and Lexx.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Patrick says: Sweden's mysterious Dubbla Budskap imprint opens its account with this killer four track of Balearic disco grooves. If you dug on the recent releases by Lexx and Foster, then this is perfect for you!


              12" Info: 250 hand numbered copies worldwide

              RNT is turning 10 releases old with this special and varied EP from Michael the Lion. Known recently for his work on Soul Clap records, Michael flexes his edit skills on this one, flipping some funk on the A-side with "Any Time," and serving up classic Italo cheek with "The Don."

              The B-side erupts with the disco-house-bringer-downer "Get More" and finishes smooth with a fresh take on a well-worn sample with "909s and Herb," a co-production with Sammy Bananas, of Fool's Gold Record fame. This milestone record is a choice celebration of the quality that the RNT label has come to personify.

              Veteran NYC synth master Gavin Russom joins L.I.E.S. with an outstanding three track ep. ...
              Epic, tense, and driving Russom goes for the throat crafting beautifully produced functional club tracks that teeter on the edge of the deepest psychedelic realm. With hints of many different electronic strains creeping into his productions, we get the full specturm and see this talented producer doing some of his best work in recent times, the hidden gem being the b-side's closing track, The Telstar File.

              Sascha Dive

              Deepest America - Moodymann / Samuel Davis Remixes

                Another house goody from Sascha Dive, this time remixed by Samuel Davis and Moodymann. On side A Davis lays down a heavy, almost tribal, house rhythm with plenty of emphasis on the low-end frequencies. This is topped with simple loops (quivering strings, a two note piano line and some 'yeah, um'ing) until a spoken vocal arrives, listing some black American heroes. On side B Kenny Dixon comes up with another of his catchy looped-up house grooves, adding Leela James vocal samples, and gospel and jazzy touches here and there. So far so KDJ you're thinking, but then he just goes off on super-fat arpeggiated electro-disco romp, adding the list of all those great black people later on. Don't miss this one folks!

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                12" Info: Ultra limited smokey clear vinyl 12" in hand-stamped inner sleeve. One per person!

                Legendary is a much overused word in this day and age, but legend is a word that can easily be applied to DJ and producer Jose Padilla. Alongside DJ Alfredo of Amnesia, Jose Padilla gave birth to the other side of the Balearic coin - the mellow sunset side - and in turn influenced millions of people around the globe from Madonna to DJ Harvey, whether they saw him soundtrack the sunset or just bought one of his seminal Cafe Del Mar Compilations.

                Padilla likes to move forwards and in the International Feel label he has found the perfect partner. After signing to the label in the winter of 2014, Padilla worked with label head and producer of note Mark Barrott, to create the slow balearic techno sounds of first single "Solito", which, complete with remixes from Wolf Müller, re-imagined his vision for new and old listeners alike. From this new beginning, the idea to work on his first album in 15 years was born, but the label wanted to do things differently. They took four of the finest producers of the moment - Wolf Müller from Germany, Mark Barrott from Ibiza, Telephones from Norway and Tornado Wallace from Australia - and flew them out to work with Padilla in Ibiza on the project. A global line up for a global sound.

                The first fruits of these collaborations is the new single "Day One". Produced by Henning Telephones (Resident Advisor chose his recent Running Back release as one of their best of 2014), it mixes a classic balearic sound with the 'proper' deep house of Ron Trent and Chez Damier. Layers and washes of melodies running over deep beats....something that fits the sound of "now" perfectly.

                If you ask Telephones why he wanted to work with Padilla he'll tell you, "As an eclectic and open-minded DJ myself, getting the opportunity to work with one of the pioneers of the Balearic sound and his approach to music didn't take much considering. Even with 30 years between us, we kinda come from the same place in a spiritual-musical sense. Plus getting the chance to put my pale Scandinavian feet on Ibiza-sand was a nice bonus. It was like being able to check out a place you remember, but only through second-hand memories. The scheduled time for the project would also fittingly conclude my perhaps most fantastic month ever, playing both Panorama Bar and Robert Johnson. So then going more or less straight to Ibiza for this project seemed like a perfect round-off to what had been a long and amazing summer for me. I also like and have a lot of respect for the uncompromising and decent way Mark runs International Feel. Him having Wolf Müller and Tornado Wallace also on-board, didn't exactly hurt either."

                So this very much is "Day One". A new place for Jose Padilla working with the best of the new generation of producers and a new rebirth of the original Balearic sound - aware of its roots but pushing forwards. "Day One" indeed.

                early support from:

                Super deep and dreamy. Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork

                Loving it. Tim Sweeney

                Killer. Sean Johnson, ALFOS

                This is Brilliant. Mark E

                Great Tracks. Phil Mison

                Splendid. Max Essa

                Quality. Lexx

                The telephones dub is fucking mega. Moonboots.

                Nice Stuff. Lovefingers

                Absolutely Love them both. Pete Herbert

                Amazing. Severino, Horse Meat Disco

                WOLF reach number five in their vinyl only series welcoming two new artists to the pack as well as new some familiar names to any fans of the label.

                The EP opens with Ishmael, an artist who is becoming increasingly present on the label. Gracey X is a departure from the artists signature sound and he delivers a more peak time track while retaining a soulful element.

                Up next Homeboy takes on Back To The Masses and delivers a fine dub. The flip opens with a live take analog jam from the illusive Black Fan while Dutch duo, Muzikschaft step things up to round off the EP. 

                Ilija Rudman has a passion for disco, pure analogue disco at that with buckets of soul to boot.
                For over 10 years he's been producing bonafide dance music which has seen him team up with the likes of Mark E, Chaz Jankel, Steve Kotey, The Revenge and Greg Wilson amongst others with releases coming via Rong Music, Under the Shade, Bear Funk and Tirk labels.
                Here we see Ilija bring a 3 tracker to the table for the KAT imprint which brings somewhat of a change in direction for them as these are not re-edits or reworks but original tracks.
                ‘Just Remember' is a sultry Summer time Disco house melter which oozes all that's good about dance music... Fender rhodes, laid back guitar licks, strings and a groove that glides along effortlessly throughout but it's the ever so subtle dreamy soulful feel to this track that makes it really shine through.
                On the flip both tracks take on a slightly more uptempo House feel but the analogue sound continues...
                ‘Never Forget' really is all about the hooks...staccato guitar licks and a rhythm section that's more solid than your average breeze block. And 'Once and 4 all' ending things on a high with a breathy pad lead track that delivers on all fronts.
                Iliya's studio has taken 3 years to build and consists of 15 years of collecting studio gear all based around the MCI 542 D Series console from 1981. Fully restored, this is the hub to the whole operation which also has EMT compressors and limiters, 25+ synths including Moog, Prophet and Oberheim and a huge rack of drum machines and samplers.

                Ilija Rudman returns! 

                Various Artists

                Next Stop Soweto Vol. 4 - Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco And Mbaqanga 1975-1985

                  Strut continue their acclaimed ’Next Stop Soweto’ series in March 2014 as they return to the rich archives of South African music to spotlight the fertile era of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Tightly controlled by oppressive Apartheid laws, South Africa’s music scene had nevertheless progressed into myriad new directions, embracing funk, soul, rock and disco.

                  The era marked a crossroads for the country’s black musicians. While domestic stars of mbaqanga like Mahotella Queens had temporarily disbanded during the onslaught of disco, younger artists like T.Y. Boys and Elias Maluleke embraced and progressed the style in new ways, adding punk and disco touches to the familiar bassline swing.

                  Imported US R&B and the powerful socio-political message of the Afro-American soul stars, championed by pioneering producers like Hamilton Nzimande in South Africa since the ’60s, continued to be a powerful force. Influenced by bands as diverse as War, Edwin Starr and Yes, as well as producers like Norman Whitfield, South African collectives including Xoliso, Marumo and Kabana new soul and rock directions, led by Zulu lyrics, township harmonies and top level musicianship.

                  For all South African musicians during this time, it was a considerable struggle to operate. Following the Soweto Uprising in ’76, bands would play live shows despite live performance restrictions with freedom of gathering strictly curtailed and curfews imposed. The Radio Bantu group of stations were among the few media outlets for black musicians to get their music heard. For most, music was no way to make a living and many musicians were forced to hold down other jobs.

                  Despite the harsh conditions, the period documented in ’Next Stop Soweto 4’ was a hugely important one for South African music, setting the stage for the ’world music’ explosion of the 1980s when South African artists like the reformed Mahotella Queens, Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo would find a global crossover audience and Western artists like Malcolm McLaren and Paul Simon with his infamous ’Graceland’ project would embrace the sounds of the townships.

                  As with all previous volumes, ’Next Stop Soweto 4’ is compiled by Duncan Brooker. It will be released on 1CD, 2LP and digital formats with physical formats featuring sleeve notes by author Francis Gooding along with artist interviews, rare photos and sleeve artwork.


                  Unspell - Bonus Disc Edition

                    Revered Belgian DJ and producer Mugwump proudly presents his longawaited debut album on his Subfield imprint. An impeccable nine track LP, informed by two decades as a globe-trotting DJ, producing tracks that have inspired everyone from Andrew Weatherall to Mr. Scruff. A mainstay from the Belgian club scene, on the ground in Ibiza in the early 90‘s, behind the cult Food Club in the late 90s, now running his own Leftorium clubnight in Brussels, with releases on the highly influential Kompakt label but also on R&S, Gigolo, Cocoon, Gigolo, Eskimo, Permanent Vacation or Throne of Blood… Mugwump has the CV to deliver one of the year’s most eclectic and inventive studio albums, a timeless excursion into modern-day, leftfield dance-pop and mutant disco with heavy New-Beat influences.

                    Produced with his partner Olivier Grégoire, it also gathers a solid list of collaborators : Circlesquare’s Jeremy Shaw (!K7/Output), Brussels guitar wizard Raphael Lee (aka Spookhuisje), Luke Jenner (ex-The Rapture), Norway ‘s cosmic disco lords Päl Nyhus of Mungolian Jet Set and Tore Gjedrem from Ost & Kjex, Belgian multi-instrumentalist Stephan Fedele, Philip Janzen (frontman of Cologne’s Krautrock-Disco band Von Spar) and Sami 'Morpheus' Birnbach from 80’s cult punk-funk / new-wave band Minimal Compact.

                    Various Artists

                    Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions (Vinyl Edition)

                      Originally released on Studio !K7 Records in 1998, Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister's groundbreaking release, 'The K&D Sessions' reset the bar for what could be achieved in a compilation. Across an array of original tracks, dubs and infamous ‘K&D Session’ remixes, the DJ and producer duo took the listener on a smoke-filled blunted journey that flowed flawlessly.

                      Often compared to DJ Shadow's 'Endtroducing' for its similarly deft craft of rhythm and quoted by Allmusic as "the most blissfully blunted music the world has ever heard", the album has sold over 1,000,000 copies to date and was included in Spin’s ‘Top 20 albums of 1999’. The album has long since been deleted on Vinyl with original 4LP sets changing hands for €300+ on the collectors market and even a bootleg vinyl copy will set a buyer back over €100. Sixteen years later, this legendary album will be available as a long overdue 5LP reissue remastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood.

                      Various Artists

                      A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding In Your Mind) - The Wizards Of Oz - Compiled & Mixed By The Amorphous Androgynous

                        35 track 2 hour mix psychedelicized by the Amorphous Androgynous – including tracks Russell Morris, Tame Impala, The Missing Links, Cybotron, Doug Jerebine, Sunset Strip, Leong Lau, Melissa, Ash Grunwald, Rob Thomsett, Kongress, Sons Of The Vegetal Mother, Pond, Krozier & The Generator, SJC Powell, Rob Thomsett, Air, Flake, Rainbow Generator, Doug Jerebine, Iain McIntyre's A Warning, Doug Ashdown, Rob Thomsett, Pip Proud, Hiroshi and Claudia, Tyrnaround, Steve Maxwell Von Braund, Madder Lake, Railroad Gin, Mandu and Kanguru.

                        ‘The Wizards Of Oz’ is devoted exclusively to the rich heritage of cosmic space music of our Antipodean brothers and sisters and in common with previous volumes traces the lineage from the sixties to the present day with sonic delights from every decade in between.

                        Once again the Amorphous Androgynous show themselves dab hands at unearthing the absurd, the obscure and the downright wonder filled from over 4 decades. The tracks are expertly woven and mashed together to form a trip as enjoyable as it is both enlightening and educational, As has always been their want they reappraise what the 'psychedelic' might mean in the present day adopting the role of the DJ in the process rather than as band or producers/remixers as has been known, showing that a new 'psychedelia' exists as much in the surprising juxtaposition of style and variety of song as it does in the individual songs themselves.

                        As the Future Sound Of London they first went in search of the lost chord over 18 years ago when in 1996 at the height of their success as FSOL they pulled away from their trademark sound having just achieved a number 12 single with ‘We Have Explosive’, to pursue a radical new interpretation of psychedelia with equal parts devotional homage to its lineage as the Amorphous Androgynous. It commenced in 1997 with several legendary broadcasts of the fledgling ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble’ DJ mixes on radio and continued for years as one off radio mixes on numerous radio stations until finally in 2007 the now legendary ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind) Vol 1' Cosmic Space Music' was released to a rapturous reception by fellow artists, critics and media alike and by the time of the release of Volume 3 – ‘The 3rd Ear’ they were able to effect a wide ranging reappraisal of the word psychedelic which they claimed (unlike all other psychedelically themed compilations) was in fact a timeless living breathing evolving form and not merely something stuck and immortalised between ‘67-‘69 as history liked to dictate. ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble’ went on to curate a full psychedelic 12 hour happening at the Green Man Festival in 2010, which saw the Amorphous Androgynous DJ and play in full 12 piece band regalia alongside the Yellow Moon Band, Cranium Pie, Hawkwind and Nick Nicely, as well as supporting Kasabian along the way.

                        They have managed to push this psychedelic manifesto far and wide in no small part down to the far reaching influence of these compilations but also in the Amorphous Androgynous’ own radical psychedelic re-imaginings of other artists which have used the ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble’ mantle and have seen the likes of Oasis, Paul Weller, Syd Arthur, Pop Levi, DJ Food and Noel Gallagher radically psychedicized. In addition the Amorphous Androgynous produced Noel Gallagher’s infamous ‘lost’ album of which two tracks feature on the forthcoming album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ released in March 2015.

                        As foretold by them there is certainly something afoot and something akin to the dawning of a new psychedelia and the fascination and reappraisal for the psychedelic seems set to continue as both rock music searches for something more exotic and the studio gizmos of the last decade searches for a song worthy and more exotic to attach itself to.

                        Unlike previous volumes 'The Wizards Of Oz' majorly features music and bands that the Amorphous Androgynous had never previously heard (though some like Tame Impala rose meteorically within it's 2 year inception) and as the collection evolved the question that arose with increasing regularity was ' how and why have we not heard this before?!" and then ' if this band had been from the UK or the USA would they have been unheard and unknown? " The answer to this was a resounding no so an almost political fervor was born to bring the treasure of ‘The Wizards Of Oz' forth so that ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble’ could continue its ongoing legacy to reinvigorate the psychedelic potential of both now and future generations by bringing and tracing the timeless psychedelic music through the years together in order to activate future revolutions of cosmic space music.

                        RP Boo

                        Classics Vol.1

                          Planet Mu are honoured to be invited to look back through RP Boo’s archives and present the cornerstones of his style, which would emerge from Chicago's Ghetto House in the late nineties and develop into the genre of Footwork. These six minimal, repetitious rhythm tracks weren't officially released at the time, with the exception of the original version of ’11-47-99’ (The Godzilla Track) which came out under DJ Slugo's name in 2001, but was actually written and produced by RP Boo. Others were white labels for Dance Mania, never fully released, but which are remembered locally as key tracks in the cementing of the genre at the end of the nineties. ’Baby Come On’, often cited as the first ever Footwork track, was recorded back in 1997 – says RP Boo "I got the idea from a Radio DJ who was going nuts over the phrase, and I got busy on the R-70, which I had just started to use, to create the track – it got played out at the clubs and the DJ’s and dancers loved it!" The sample has since become a Footwork staple and almost every producer has made their own version of it. ’Party Motion’, built around vocal samples looped into angular patterns and offbeats over a sharp drum machine, was first played at a gym room party in 1998 and got its name from another footwork original – Traxman. ‘02-52-03’ is a remix of the classic ‘11-47-99’ (The Godzilla Track). It is so named because February = 02, 52 = The 52 Hundred Street RP lived on at the time and 03 is the date the remix was made, February 3rd 2003. ‘Night & Day‘, made in 1999, further develops the footwork template with relentless toms and demented pitch shifted vocals. It is the most notable of RP’s many songs that sample Larry Levan favourite, Class Action’s ‘Weekend‘. Since then, snippets of that song have sneaked into many of RP’s production as something of a camouflaged signature.

                          ‘Try To Break (Original)‘. From 1997, this is another track that made use of a chipmunked sample from ‘Weekend’ combined with harmonies and looped into a rushing phrase. Originally this was broken in Club Cavallini's, Chicago where it was a very popular club track. ‘Try To Break (Remix)‘. This is a 1998 remix that was put on the legendary Chicago mixtape that RP Boo and DJ Rashad made called ‘No-Edits-Allowed‘ in 1999.

                          Higamos Hogamos

                          Spacerocks - Picture Disc Edition

                            Höga Nord Rekords give you Higamos Hogamos on a four track instrumental. This is something of a solo effort for Higamos Hogamos´s Steve Webster - but in good assisting company by friends and vicious machinery.

                            Johari Window features the fine fretwork of original Higamos guitarist Toby Jenkins as well as Stipo Androvic on funk bass duties and Chris Hodges holding the groove together solid on drums. What might not be as apparent is the audio signal from the guitar being filtered into Steve´s mouth through a hosepipe to make a ghetto talk box. 'NY List' was the product of Higamos guitarist Andrew Robertson spontaneously finding a fuzz box and a backing track waiting, ready for some first take inspiration. For "Sorcery" and "Purest Space" it´s time to give the human masses a rest and jam your momsys arse to mars! To sum it up: Big spacediscorock, with elements of kraut, funk and hedonistic vibes to drag us all lost in dark and bright confusion!

                            Chic & Nile Rodgers

                            I'll Be There

                              The legendary Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC release the brand new tracks ‘I’ll Be There’ and ‘Back In The Old School’ to commence a new global recording contract with Warner Bros. Records. A new album – the band’s first since ‘CHIC-ism’ in 1992 – will follow in June. The two new songs will be available as a 12” which compiles album and instrumental versions of both tracks. ‘I’ll Be There’ was inspired by Rodgers’ Chic partner Bernard Edwards who died in 1996.


                              This Is Your Captain Speaking… Your Captain Is Dead: The Albums & Singles 1970-1974

                                This brand new Hawkwind box set, encapsulates the band from 1970 – 1974, beginning right at the start with the band’s first self-titled album in 1970 and chronicles 4 years across 7 live and studio albums. Also included is a bonus disc of singles, featuring their iconic track Silver Machine. 

                                The Staves

                                If I Was

                                  Produced by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon at April Base - his Eau Claire, Wisconsin studios, 'If I Was' is a record that takes the initial blueprint of 2012's 'Dead & Born & Grown' debut LP, and gives it a real sense of muscle, darkness and depth to those already untouchable harmonies. Having toured the globe extensively with Bon Iver, the bands became firm friends, and an initial visit to Eau Claire soon became the basis for the new album sessions. What they've produced is a genuinely beautiful, soaring and powerful album that firmly positions The Staves as one of Britain's most treasured young bands.

                                  Super Furry Animals

                                  Mwng - 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

                                    Originally released in 2000 on the band’s own Placid Casual label (between deals with Creation and Sony), the Super Furries career-defining fourth album Mwng was the band’s only Welsh language long player. It reached Number 11 in the UK album charts and was their highest selling record globally up to that point. It remains the biggest selling Welsh language album of all time. On its original release, the record was praised in an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons for its significant part in promoting the language and culture of Wales.

                                    Deluxe editions contain five tracks previously released on the US version of Mwng under the name Mwng Bach as well as a previously unreleased Peel session and a full live show recorded at ATP.

                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                    3xLtd LP Info: Very limited edition - 800 copies only.

                                    The Velvet Underground

                                    The Velvet Underground - 45th Anniversary Vinyl Edition

                                      The Velvet Underground’s classic self-titled third album, originally released in March 1969, by MGM, was a departure from the band’s first two albums in more ways than one. Gone was co-founding member John Cale, and in his place was a 21-year-old with Long Island roots named Doug Yule, who stepped right in. The record was also a stylistic leap, as Lou Reed described to Rolling Stone editor David Fricke, “I thought we had to demonstrate the other side of us. Fricke calls it “a stunning turnaround… 10 tracks of mostly warm, explicit sympathy and optimism, expressed with melodic clarity, set in gleaming double-guitar jangle and near-whispered balladry. Or as the late rock critic Lester Bangs put it, “How do you define a group like this, who moved from ‘Heroin’ to ‘Jesus’ in two short years?”

                                      How indeed do you describe an album which includes such classics as “Candy Says,” Reed’s ode to Warhol superstar Candy Darling; the aching love song “Pale Blue Eyes,” allegedly inspired by a girlfriend at Syracuse University who got away, with lead vocals by Yule; the inspiring “Beginning to See The Light”; the spoken-word narrative and musique concrete of “The Murder Mystery,” and the beautiful Maureen Tucker-sung “After Hours”?

                                      Celebrating the 45th anniversary and following on from the Super Deluxe CD release in 2014, we will be reissuing The Velvet Underground on 180g vinyl.

                                      Super Furry Animals


                                        Originally released in 2000 on the band’s own Placid Casual label (between deals with Creation and Sony), the Super Furries career-defining fourth album Mwng was the band’s only Welsh language long player. It reached Number 11 in the UK album charts and was their highest selling record globally up to that point. It remains the biggest selling Welsh language album of all time. On its original release, the record was praised in an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons for its significant part in promoting the language and culture of Wales.

                                        Tom Williams

                                        New Guitar

                                          After releasing Tom Williams and The Boat’s acclaimed 3rd LP ‘Easy Fantastic’ on Moshi Moshi Records, Tom is jumping ship to explore a stripped back venture called ‘New Guitar’, one that focuses entirely on the charming intensity of his lyrical songwriting and the minimal arrangements provided by a close circle of friends.

                                          The first single ‘New Guitar’ is revealed here in the form of a live performance at Replay Acoustics, the place where Tom found the Guitar that “all kinds of new songs fell out” of. The first song that did, is about moving down to the sea and serves as a perfect introduction to the project. The mini-album features more songs written over the past two years and studio versions (available upon release) were put to tape at 2kHz Studios in Crouch End, London with Ian Grimble (The Fall, Manic Street Preachers, Siouxie And The Banshees). Footage from these sessions was captured to create The Making-of “New Guitar” Mini Album Documentary directed by Jake Cunningham, giving a insight into Tom’s transition from band to solo artist, his relocation from Tunbridge Wells to St Leonards and the pivotal instrument that ties all these songs together.

                                          This release see’s Tom accompanied by Ant Vicary from The Boat as well as Sarah Maycock, Fiona Keeler and Catherine Black on piano, vocals and cello respectively. It is released on Tom’s own Wire Boat Recordings label.


                                          Live At Clouds Hill

                                            "Nisennenmondai - Live at Clouds Hill" is the new live record from the Tokyo-based all-female intrumental trio Nisennenmondai. Recorded Live in Hamburg by Johann Scherer (producer i.e. for Gallon Drunk, Bosnian Rainbows) the longplayer is supported by a European tour! Nisennenmondai formed in the late '90s and took their name from the Japanese translation of the then-current phrase 'Y2K bug'.

                                            "Nisennenmondai - Live at Clouds Hill" will be released as a part of the 'Live at Clouds Hill' series. The included tracks are live versions of Nisennenmondai's LP "N" (Bijin Records, Sept. 2014). The idea of "... live at Clouds Hill" - releases is extremely simple. Johann Scheerer (owner of Clouds Hill Recordings Studio, in Hamburg, Rothenburgsort) invites a band/artists to his recording studio. The band / artist performs in front of a small live audience a maximum 64-minute long set which is exactly the length of 2 x analog tapes. The performance will be recorded live and mixed simultaneously, and straight away sent off for mastering and vinyl manufacturing. Band / artist, as well as Johann Scheerer as the producer, sound engineer and the live audience are forced to focus on the uniqueness of the moment, because the final outcome is irreversible.


                                            Zombie Flesh Eaters

                                              Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to exhume another classic from their catalogue in lieu of demand from the dead and the living. From the twisted mind of Lucio Fulci comes ZOMBI 2 aka ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS. A notorious gore classic and the poster child for the video nasty generation, the film gently transports the viewer from the concrete jungle of New York City to the mysterious Caribbean island of Matool, with some shark versus zombie shenanigans along the way. Our musical guide for this tour de gore is the inimitable Fabio Frizzi and his magic synthesiser.

                                              Frizzi is adept at providing a superb musical travelogue, and is brilliant at lulling the listener into a false sense of security with authentic Caribbean sounds before dragging them down to the tenth level of hell via electronics. Synths chug as percussion while dreamy keyboard notes meander – is this a dream or reality? It’s reality, and you’re slowly pulled out of the dream with prog-rock beats and intense drums until that iconic main melody starts and you wake up. You’re not on Matool anymore, you’re back in Manhattan and the apocalypse has begun. Welcome to ZOMBI 2. They are going to eat you.

                                              Re-mastered in 2014 at Abbey Road Studios. Cover art by Tom Beauvais. 

                                              Gatefold sleeve printed on 425 gsm reverse board includes an exclusive lobby card and booklet featuring Sleeve notes by Fabio Frizzi, Ian McCulloch, Stephen Thrower & Tom Beauvais.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              Ltd LP Info: Zombie green coloured vinyl LP - limited to 400 copies.

                                              Alex G


                                                Lucky Number are thrilled to announce the release of both TRICK and RULES the latest albums to be released by the Philadelphia-based songwriter Alex Giannascoli, more commonly known as Alex G. Trick and Rules follow on the acclaimed heels of the November 2014 international release of Alex’s fifth album, DSU. Recorded prior to DSU and previously only available via Alex’s Bandcamp account, the albums have now been professionally mastered and are being made commercially available for the very first time.

                                                Trick features many of the fan favourites that Alex has been playing at shows recently, including the infectious off-kilter anthem 'Forever', the dreamy and surreal 'Animals' and the charmingly lo-fi 'Change'. Trick is soaked in the distinctive personality that is Alex G; the professionally mastered versions of these tracks affirming that underneath all the unconventional guitar lines and scrawls of fuzz, Alex has a serious knack for melodic songwriting.

                                                Trick continues to showcase a prodigious song-writing talent, reaffirming that Alex G is one of the most promising and prolific American musicians today.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Ltd LP Info: Heavyweight Vinyl LP includes free copy of CD and Bonus Tracks.

                                                Alex G


                                                  Lucky Number are thrilled to announce the release of both TRICK and RULES the latest albums to be released by the Philadelphia-based songwriter Alex Giannascoli, more commonly known as Alex G. Trick and Rules follow on the acclaimed heels of the November 2014 international release of Alex’s fifth album, DSU. Recorded prior to DSU and previously only available via Alex’s Bandcamp account, the albums have now been professionally mastered and are being made commercially available for the very first time.

                                                  Rules is soaked in the distinctive personality that is Alex G; the professionally mastered versions of these tracks further highlight that Alex has a serious knack for melodic songwriting.

                                                  In addition, Lucky Number are also thrilled to be releasing Trick, Alex’s fourth album. Written and recorded just a few months after Rules, they both harbour a similar charm that makes it feel right for them to be released together.

                                                  Both Trick and Rules continue to showcase a prodigious song-writing talent, reaffirming that Alex G is one of the most promising and prolific American musicians today.

                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                  Ltd LP Info: Heavyweight Vinyl LP includes free copy of CD and Bonus Tracks.

                                                  The Ossie Layne Show

                                                  Barcelona '69

                                                    The Ossie Layne Show "Barcelona 69‟ EP is the latest vinyl release to become part of the Acid Jazz Records‟ Rare Mod Series.

                                                    This very rare 4-track 33rpm vinyl 7” featuring ‘Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ bass player Norman Watt-Roy and his brother Garth, led by band leader Ossie Layne.

                                                    The EP‟s tracks deliver the classic 60‟s Soul and Funk sound that Acid Jazz Records and the Rare Mod Series are famous for.

                                                    The EP features a version of Rod Stewarts "Rock My Plimsoll‟ and Sly and The Family Stones classic “Sing A Simple Song”.

                                                    A collectors‟ item for those who collect the Rare Mod Series

                                                    An interesting item for Ian Dury and the Blockheads fans.

                                                    Suited to the 60s Soul and Funk audiences

                                                    Very rare recordings.

                                                    The Cribs

                                                    For All My Sisters

                                                      The Cribs mark a welcome return with their new album For All My Sisters. The band’s sixth studio album, it follows 2013’s career spanning ‘Payola’ collection and 2012’s Top 10 album ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’. Having reconvened in Wakefield and Portland, the band decamped to New York and Magic Shop studio with legendary producer and The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek (Weezer) to begin recording.

                                                      For All My Sisters marks the start of the next chapter, in a decade long existence that has seen the band continually evolve and thrill, ever advancing whilst stockpiling an enviable arsenal of songs.

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                      2xLtd CD/DVD Info: A deluxe package which includes 5 bonus tracks and a 23 track 'live' concert DVD from the infamous Christmas 2013 shows @ Leeds 'Town & Country Club'.

                                                      ER & Beautiful Swimmers

                                                      Qen Sew

                                                        Ethiopian Records (born Endeguena Mulu) is a musician based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mulu first started making music while in high school, experimenting with a wide spectrum of sound palettes. His tastes and influences are as varied as his productions, ranging from traditional Ethiopian folk music, to the dub heavy electronics of Mala. He also lists Amon Tobin, Mulatu Astatke, Asnaketch Worku, J Dilla, Kode 9, Francis Bebey, and Alemayehu Eshete as heavy influences, alongside collaborators Mikael Seifu and the Zion Rebels. Featuring the Head Up Mix from Washington DC's Beautiful Swimmers.. Qen Sew, which translates as "good-hearted" or "kind-hearted person", is dedicated to Mulu's father


                                                        City Of O

                                                          Three years have passed since the release of their debut album "Earthly Powers”. The international press celebrated Pollyester as an exciting mixture of Les Rita Mitsouku, Cosmic and Krautrock, and declared them top notch disco punk newcomers. Several tours in the US, Japan and Europe followed as a logical consequence and even Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos and Mr. James Murphy himself quickly became fans of the quartet, which is now reloading with full force on its Disko B/Schamoni Musik premiere.

                                                          The City Of Orion, a reproduction of this mystical heavenly body, recreated by man in the Moroccan desert, has been a long time yearning place for Polly and her three band members and became the major inspiration for the album title. Many of the new songs circulate around the theme of “solitude” in all its facets but everyone who is now thinking of a barely accessible concept album is dead wrong, because also in 2014 the band sparkles in a fountain of unbound Punk / New Wave / Disco energy: This is where early Talking Heads hang around on a DFA bloc party whilst Tom Tom Club is jamming with Le Tigre in the background.

                                                          The opener “Cut Diamond” addresses that special second in which you realize a related chemical composition in your counterpart, and the two instrumentals “City of Orion I & II” are desert music à la Pollyester - the soundtrack for the band’s not yet realized trip to the origin of their longing. “In my Boots” is Polly’s offer for all matters of life: Stay strong in rugged boots – cowgirls stroll easier! And the four always got one eye on the dance floor as well, to be verified in “Catrina”, a song which is dedicated to the protective patroness of the Day of the Dead in Mexico: a marvellous cold fusion of Italo Pop, High Energy and 80s funk – surely not the only club hit on this record.

                                                          “City of O.” has become a brightly glistening album, yet it emanates tranquillity and sovereignty at the same time. “The best of both worlds” in the most beautiful sense of Pop. Adequately this album is the first collaboration release of Munich’s two most flamboyant musical wildstyle platforms: Disko B and Schamoni Musik.

                                                          The Belarusian born singer and bass player Polina Lapkovskaja founded Pollyester as a duet together with drummer Manuel Da Coll in 2007. Since 2011 Benjamin Brachtel (synths) has been a steady member of the band. While Polly was shaking up nightlife routines restlessly with her freaked out projects over the years – the avantgarde Pop band Kamerakino and the highly successful party series Zombocombo are only two of the most important episodes –, da Coll travelled and played half the world with his Punk Brass band Labrassbanda and Brachtl set fire to the clubs with his “Tambien” productions. Benjamin Matthias, who made the trio grow to a quartet, is also a major influence to the band’s live shows with his sound effects.


                                                          L-85 Turntable - Grey

                                                            Direct MP3 encoding, from vinyl to USB stick
                                                            Integrated stereo pre-amplifier
                                                            2 rated speed settings 33 RPM and 45 RPM
                                                            Moving Magnetic Cartridge (MMC)
                                                            Mechanical arm lift
                                                            Belt drive
                                                            Auto return
                                                            Track splitting
                                                            Removable plastic dust cover
                                                            412mm x 325mm size

                                                            USB input
                                                            RCA out


                                                            L-85 Turntable - White

                                                              Direct MP3 encoding, from vinyl to USB stick
                                                              Integrated stereo pre-amplifier
                                                              2 rated speed settings 33 RPM and 45 RPM
                                                              Moving Magnetic Cartridge (MMC)
                                                              Mechanical arm lift
                                                              Belt drive
                                                              Auto return
                                                              Track splitting
                                                              Removable plastic dust cover
                                                              412mm x 325mm size

                                                              USB input
                                                              RCA out


                                                              L-85 Turntable - Green

                                                                Direct MP3 encoding, from vinyl to USB stick
                                                                Integrated stereo pre-amplifier
                                                                2 rated speed settings 33 RPM and 45 RPM
                                                                Moving Magnetic Cartridge (MMC)
                                                                Mechanical arm lift
                                                                Belt drive
                                                                Auto return
                                                                Track splitting
                                                                Removable plastic dust cover
                                                                412mm x 325mm size

                                                                USB input
                                                                RCA out


                                                                L-85 Turntable - Yellow

                                                                  Direct MP3 encoding, from vinyl to USB stick
                                                                  Integrated stereo pre-amplifier
                                                                  2 rated speed settings 33 RPM and 45 RPM
                                                                  Moving Magnetic Cartridge (MMC)
                                                                  Mechanical arm lift
                                                                  Belt drive
                                                                  Auto return
                                                                  Track splitting
                                                                  Removable plastic dust cover
                                                                  412mm x 325mm size

                                                                  USB input
                                                                  RCA out


                                                                  L-85 Turntable - Red

                                                                    Direct MP3 encoding, from vinyl to USB stick
                                                                    Integrated stereo pre-amplifier
                                                                    2 rated speed settings 33 RPM and 45 RPM
                                                                    Moving Magnetic Cartridge (MMC)
                                                                    Mechanical arm lift
                                                                    Belt drive
                                                                    Auto return
                                                                    Track splitting
                                                                    Removable plastic dust cover
                                                                    412mm x 325mm size

                                                                    USB input
                                                                    RCA out

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Red Laser EP 7 - Deluxe Edition

                                                                      Red Laser Records are back with a new EP and one of the best yet.
                                                                      All hailing from Manchester the release features three choice tracks combining italo, house & disco.

                                                                      100 pressing in riso print wrap around sleeve and PVC cover.

                                                                      Metrodome returns to the label with an outstanding bubbler of a production. Warping house, garage and acid moves into one mind-melter. The track builds in a superbly subtle way glowing with warmth. Tingling washes accompany the addictive groove into new places as the acid begins to take control.

                                                                      Kid Machine drops arguably one his best tracks to date and that’s saying something. Arpeggiated bass rocks over brick hard drums with extra widescreen synths. This track is full of euphoria and drama as Kid Machine does so well. Deep as you like Italo action.

                                                                      The EP closes with a debut from Si Fi Systems. Big and bold this is a rave-hearted session of heavyweight bass and synth squelch.

                                                                      Manchester producer Hidden Spheres blends the interesting elements he finds within recordings into soulful dance music suited for clubs and the living room. Those influences combine Jazz artists like Sun Ra, John Coltrane, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Miles Davis along with the modern sounds of Detroit and German producers.Having released individual tracks on Dirt Crew his first solo EP appropriately finds its way to Moods & Grooves, a label known its eclectic output. The Bloos connects the musical dots of his influences while expressing a love for house music.

                                                                      DJ Octopus begins 2015 as he finished 2014, with a typically forthright selection of late night jams that join the dots between vintage deep house, acid, European techno and the analogue style jack tracks of Willie Burns and the L.I.E.S crew. There's a particularly day-glow feel about deep house opener "Untitled", which features looped organ riffs and energy-packed drum machine rhythms. "The Player" switches things up nicely thanks to some brilliant, cut-up slap bass antics, while "Ghost Antics" sounds like the sort of early British acid track that was found lying around on a dusty DAT. Finally, "Purple Pills" invited you to drop illicit refreshments and lose yourself in a brightly coloured fusion of rave chords, bounding beats and clandestine textures.

                                                                      After three years of irregular visibility but strong pulsations generated by Steaua de Mare and the great disclosure of Rodion G.A., Future Nuggets unveils its second compilation "Sounds of the unheard from Romania". We bring to the surface another collection of intense tracks gathered from the contemporary margins of the international world, the deep South-East. The border area has been as fertile as ever, the cross influences around the Danube ebbed to the shores of Bucharest and merged into a body with many names. One name that already stands out is "Plevna", surrounded by more or less famously obscure names featured in the previous release and some fresh projects from the crate as Delusion Men or Ion din Doroban?i. This is a new beginning in many ways but as always in the Outernational realm, the future is never reliable. Although the vaults of the periphery are endless they are out of sync with the music industry of today, so future archeologists are in for a treat with this record and others soon to be launched by Future Nuggets motors.

                                                                      If you read interviews with Stuart Leath, you'll probably be aware of the amount of work he was put into tracking down Trinidadian husband-and-wife team Carl and Carol Jacobs. Some 24 months later, the fruits of his efforts have materialized in this superb reissue of their obscure (and ludicrously hard to find) 1986 electro-calypso gem "Robot Jam". It's one of those records that shouldn't work - it's effectively a fusion of replayed and re-sung bits from records by Santana, Rock Master Scott and Rappin' Duke - but still sounds brilliantly futuristic nearly 30 years after its' initial release. The two-part original is joined on the flip by a brilliantly fitting, echo-laden "re-rub" from Nick The Record and Dan Tyler, better known as one half of the Idjut Boys.

                                                                      After taking us on a drug chug at the start of the year DJ Rocca serves up 2 tracks for the next EDSC Release. Lets Go Party kicks things off.... stabby chords, Roland percussion, catchy vocal shots, bass-line and massive E'd up breakdowns make this a must have slate for your box. The remix comes in the form of an Italo banger from a fave of the El Diablo's cartel - Brioski who goes straight for the heart of the dance floor and rips it right out. Slumber slows the pace down a bit sounding like something from a late 70's Italian horror movie...pulsating chords & echoey piano reminiscent of Claudio Simonetti & John Carpenter. El Diablo's Social Club remix stays in the same vein making making sparse use of the eerie piano whilst adding a chuggy bassline, heavy arps and some extra guitars courtesy of Crazy P's Tim Davies.

                                                                      A project bringing together Javier Bergia and friends Luis Delgado and Manuel
                                                                      Illan, Ishinohana sees these masters mesh the inflences of rock, new age and
                                                                      Eastern percussion in to a cohesive whole. With a nod to the inflence of Pat Metheny throughout, Le Flor De Piedra is removed from their works in Finas Africae or as solo artists, allowing each to flourish in their craft with the framework of a group setting. Delgado is prominent. His guitar playing ties the album together and his production looks as much to the albums of 70s and early 80s America than to Japan, where the background for the album is set.
                                                                      While New Age and Jazz Fusion are oft considered areas to avoid, it's actually the more discerning ear that realises these genres are some of the deepest and most free forms of musical expression. The passion within Le Flor De Piedra displays as such. To not stop, listen and understand songs like Delta and Lucia and their ethereal reproach would be a travesty. The reissue of such a cult album is something worth more than that.

                                                                      Susanne Sundfør

                                                                      Ten Love Songs

                                                                        ‘Ten Love Songs’ draws on the musical assistance both of new friends and old, (including Anthony Gonzalez of M83, Svein and Torbjorn from Röyksopp, her long-term collaborator Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist, and the Trondheimsolistene Chamber Ensemble).

                                                                        The album was essentially recorded, orchestrated and produced by Sundfør herself, resulting in what is arguably her most compelling and fully realised work to date.

                                                                        ‘Ten Love Songs’ begins with a lament and ends with a stark reminder of a world without love. What this album cost Sundfør we can never know but her fearless honesty and extraordinary talent makes this album one of the most compelling and anticipated releases of 2015. It follows on from her album “The Silicone Veil’, which was released in 2012 to huge critical acclaim.

                                                                        The land of Blah Blah delivers once again for the Balearic brigade - three new very classy edits all done by KBE. "Compass Woman" is a great edit of a track recorded in Compass Point Studios in Bahamas with the masters Sly & Robbie on drums and bass and the inimitable Wally Badarou on keys all topped with that world-famous harshly soulful male vocal. This was massive all over Europe in the early 80ties incl. Scandinavia, Ibiza and a firm favorite of Italians Loda and Baldelli - here it’s extended with newly added guitars for your listening pleasure. Flip over for "Great Times" an obscure, very hard to find, almost orgasmic Spanish female cover version of the Chic classic layered up with newly added rhythm guitars by KBE, cowbells, slick piano, all combined with powerful modern sounding drums - guaranteed to make people smile and a floor filler if played at the right time in any club. Lastly, "Sexomatic", originally released as a 7” currently changing hands for big money, is an Italian bump with just the right amount of Mediterranean female vocals, floaty synths, funky keys and ultimately a unique song. A pure quality track that KBE felt deserved an extended edit, this has been on many DJs’ playlists and getting attention in various edits and dubs. More essential Blah Blah vinyl - don’t miss! 

                                                                        It seems only fitting that a track that comes from three different and individually talented artists would be released on seminal house label Strictly Rhythm.

                                                                        sanXero found his success on the London club scene, using the alias as an outlet for his desire to release innovative dance music. These productions him noticed across the globe, now with multiple international residencies.

                                                                        Mr V’s productions and DJ sets are known for taking the listener back to the ‘dance music golden age’, a pioneer of the classic house sound. The final producer working on the track is Master At Work, Louie Vega. The release includes the original track along with three different remixes from Vega.

                                                                        The release opens with the Louie Vega remix, the deep vocal loop ‘ I wanna take you there’ gives the track a dark and seductive tone with the drum beat intensifying throughout the track. Vega’s ‘Jungle Beats’ mix of the track completely gets rid of the vocal, the drums and sound effects become more prominent in its place. The Louie Vega Dance Ritual Mix is more up-tempo than his other two mixes of the track, with more of a club orientated sound.

                                                                        The original track has a sound more in the style of sanXero, who has remixed commercial tracks to give them a house sound. The rolling baseline and big drops make this a track designed for the dancefloor.

                                                                        With a career spanning over twenty-five years and releases across Strictly Rhythm, Kingstreet Records and Real Tone to name a few, Tommy Bones’ new ‘Black Concept’ EP brings two tracks that give a modern edge to the classic soulful house sound. ‘Black Concept’ has a soothing, almost serene sound with the use of jazz influenced instrumental sample but also a beat that allows it to remain predominantly house track. ‘Put It On You’ is up-tempo with more of a club designed sound, the vocal of Lydia Rhodes has an almost seductive sound and the varied tempo gives a sound for the underground dancefloor.

                                                                        erious heat alert! Ridiculously rare sun drenched funky Soul from the mythical Raw Soul Express....

                                                                        "The Way We Live" is as flawless as it gets, a superior piece of sweet Soul music from all the way down there in Miami, ultra sought after in it's original 45 issue & featuring some absolutely stellar production from the underrated George "Chocolate" Perry this record is an instant party starter! Featured on the mix-tapes & in the play-lists of some of the most discerning crate digging DJ's out there & an OG 45 will literally cost you an arm & a leg ($600 plus) this total gem of a record gets an overdue repress in it's original form. Essential!

                                                                        Backed here with it's original b-side slow jam "This Thing Called Music" this ultra-rare 45 has been re-mastered, re-pressed & brought back for 2015's dance-floors in conjunction & with the permission of T.K. Disco / Henry Stone Music, Miami USA.

                                                                        Gwen McCrae

                                                                        All This Love I'm Giving / Maybe I'll Find Somebody New

                                                                        Yet another solid Soul/Funk nugget lifted from the vaults of Miami's CAT Records (Another T.K. Disco subsidiary).

                                                                        Often sampled, re-edited & re-jigged but never bettered! Gwen McCrae's all time classic "All This Love I'm Giving" finally see's a timely repress, just as God intended, on a dinked 45 with all original artwork intact! That's right, you may recognize this number from Cassius' 1999 hit "Feelin' For You" but this track has long been a staple of rare groove dances & sophisticated soul parties with discerning DJ's & selectors clamoring for the original 45 at any cost.

                                                                        Backed here with it's original b-side slow jam "Maybe I'll Find Somebody New" this rare 45 has been re-mastered, re-pressed & brought back for 2015's dance-floors in conjunction & with the permission of T.K. Disco / Henry Stone Music, Miami USA.

                                                                        Gwen McCrae

                                                                        90 Percent Of Me Is You / It's Worth The Hurt

                                                                        Another all-time classic from the extensive back catalog of the legendary Miami songstress Gwen McCrae.

                                                                        "90% Of Me Is You" is instantly recognizable, it's been sampled countless of times by some of the most seminal Hip Hop artists ever (Large Professor, Jaylib, Mobb Deep & more) & is a bonafide "Rare Groove" sure-shot that never loses it's appeal & is always in demand with DJ's & producers. Perhaps it's the pairing of the languid guitar & strings, or Gwen's sultry vocals & that steady breakbeat that keeps people hooked some 40 years after it's original release? Whatever it is, it's classic material from start to finish!

                                                                        Backed here with it's original b-side slow jam "It's Worth The Hurt" this super-rare 45 has been re-mastered, re-pressed & brought back for 2015's dance-floors in conjunction & with the permission of T.K. Disco / Henry Stone Music, Miami USA.

                                                                        Following EPs on Black Butter and other illustrious imprints, Monday Club deliver the acid drenched ‘Blackout’ for Steve Lawler’s VIVa MUSIC featuring a monstrous beast of a remix courtesy Luke Solomon.

                                                                        Monday Club is the musical meeting of minds of Luke May & Paul Sidoli. They have a long, shared history of all things acid house and this new endeavour has led to releases on ALiVE, Black Butter, Muzik Box and more. As one half of Cosmonauts, Paul has remixed revered artists such as Moby, Empire Of The Sun and M83. His solo productions have lauded him more than one spot as Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune. Luke is one half of Medicine 8 who have remixed the likes of Orbital, Xpress 2, Manic Street Preachers, Kylie Minogue and Tiga and held residencies at the legendary Centro Fly in NYC, Pacha Buenos Airies, Kama Kama Italy and Ministry of Sound London. Also currently releasing under the moniker Decius, it’s safe to say that between them, Luke & Paul definitely have the experience and know how to take care of any discerning dance floor.

                                                                        Luke Solomon is undeniably one of British house music’s unsung heroes, from setting up the seminal label Classic Recordings with Derrick Carter to taking quirky house to the UK Top 10 and international charts, with his band Freaks, to DJing around the globe and performing live, Luke has been there for many of the more interesting 4/4 moments of the last decade.

                                                                        Impossibly rare sweet Soul & Funk from the vaults of Miami's Bold Records (A subsidiary of the mighty T.K. Disco label).

                                                                        There's scant information on Reid Inc as a group but the album boasts some gorgeous soulful melodies from the all female personnel and features stellar string & horn arrangements from Miami studio stalwart Mike Lewis (Blowfly, KC & The Sunshine Band, Latimore, Fern Kinney) & is produced by the mighty Clarence Reid who has written, recorded & produced too many records to list here (Betty Wright, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Byrd, Gwen McCrae) throughout his 50+ year career.

                                                                        This is a real rarity, a record that fetches top, top dollar ($500 plus) on-line among Soul, Funk & Disco aficionados. "What Am I Gonna Do" has been comped numerous times but this is the first time the whole LP has been re-mastered & re-issued on vinyl (Having previously only been re-released on CD in Japan) Brought to you in conjunction & with the permission of T.K. Disco / Henry Stone Music, Miami USA.

                                                                        Following on from the previous 2 volumes of high quality Disco heat dug from Salsoul's legendary back catalog we have here the 3rd installment of selections that were favored by DJ-demi God Larry Levan on the dancefloor of his seminal, game changing NYC nightclub The Paradise Garage.

                                                                        That's right, high quality Disco, Boogie, Funk & more is the order of the day here with prime-time hits flawlessly rubbing shoulders with underground cuts in a way that mirrors Levan's open mind & faultless ear for music. His elusive early 80's remix of Jimmy Castor's perennial B-boy jam "It's Just Begun" sits comfortably alongside essential tracks like Skyy's club classic "Here's To You", Inner Life's anthemic "Moment Of My Life" & Orlando Riva Sounds trippy "Moonboots" among many others.

                                                                        This is an essential release for those who dig the Disco sound & want to have all these incredible records in one place, or for newcomers who wish to explore the sounds & vibe of one of the greatest DJ's of modern times & who want to get down to some of the tracks that have shaped modern day club culture.

                                                                        Re-mastered, re-pressed & re-released for 2015 in full conjunction with Salsoul records New York City.

                                                                        Courtney Barnett

                                                                        Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

                                                                        Following the runaway success of her EP collection, 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas', Courtney Barnett returns with her debut album. Recorded in the Autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett's incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus; her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.

                                                                        'Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit' cements Barnett's standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock. Mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious. Depressing rentals and dead foxes, go-nowhere relationships and dead end suburbs, even her own fears, doubts and insecurities - nothing escapes Barnett's caustic sense of humour.

                                                                        If 'The Double EP' announced the arrival of a major new talent, 'Sometimes…' consolidates that promise and marks Courtney Barnett as one of the best and most unique voices around, period.

                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                        CD Info: Gatefold CD includes a booklet as fold out poster.

                                                                        2xLtd LP Info: Indie stores exclusive - Limited deluxe 2LP is a double gatefold heavyweight orange vinyl and also includes MP3 download card.

                                                                        Roisin Murphy delivers a solo sonic bomb for Crosstown Rebels.

                                                                        ‘Jealousy’ is recorded especially for Crosstown Rebels and additional to Roisin's forthcoming album. This is an unashamed slice of dance-floor hedonism from the acclaimed singer, featuring Roisin’s compelling vocals in both a house and disco workout.

                                                                        Co-written and produced by the great-unsung modern day house hero, The Crooked Man AKA DJ Parrot, formally of Sweet Exorcist (Warp) and All Seeing I amongst many other aliases, he has been a bastion of the Sheffield sound since the late '80's. The single is also mixed by the legendary Eric Kupper, who was a production partner with Frankie Knuckles and Dave Morales and whose K-Scope releases were a staple of 90's American NY House.

                                                                        "Parrot understands dancing music and he understands me. This is fast and furious; he says it's roller-disco music. The backing track sounded so frantic, the lyric wasn't long coming to me, all I had to do was try to create a vocal as demented as the music!" Roisin Murphy

                                                                        Murphy has become one of the most competent, enduring and influential figures in the pop, disco and electronic music worlds. The Irish singer-songwriter originally broke into the charts as the front woman for Moloko, delivering music that was leftfield electronic and pop-orientated. Her consequent output, two stunning solo albums, and the beautiful EP with The Vinyl Factory alongside guest vocal presence on labels like Hot Creations and Permanent Vacation have ensured Roisin’s enduring legacy and constant evolution as an artist.

                                                                        Christian Piers

                                                                        Beat Wiser

                                                                        Dusky's 17 Steps opens 2015 by welcoming its first signed artist to the label in the much-admired London producer Christian Piers.

                                                                        One half of Laszlo Dancehall with Leon Vynehall, Christian Piers' 'Beat Wiser EP' follows his recent single on Curle Recordings which has been supported by the likes of DVS1, Âme, Axel Bowman and Jonas Kopp.

                                                                        A mainstay in Dusky's sets in recent months, the lead track 'Offf' is a monstrous techno drum track rewired with Roland Alpha Juno esque hoovers and sinister atmosphere, 'Offf' has proved a reliable dancefloor detonator on both big festival stages and intimate basements in recent months.

                                                                        A refreshing and dark take on classic acid, the EPs title track 'Beat Wiser' balances sharp, surging machine funk 303s with a tribal and organic percussion approach for a unique club tool.

                                                                        Closing the diverse EP, 'Onn' again draws on a tribal groove, this time set against looping, hypnotic techno soundscapes.

                                                                        Bourbonese Qualk

                                                                        Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1987

                                                                        Mannequin Records is proud to present a double LP and CD compilation of one of the most important Industrial bands active during the 80’s in the UK.
                                                                        Bourbonese Qualk were an experimental music group from England who where active from 1979 until 2003. Throughout this period they had a number of different line-ups but this album concentrates on the period from 1983 until 1987 with the trio of Simon Crab, Julian Gilbert and Steven Tanza. During this time the group released five albums: ‘Laughing Afternoon’, ‘Hope’, ‘The Spike’, ‘Preparing For Power’ and the self-titled ‘Bourbonese Qualk’ on their own Recloose Organisation and New International Records labels.

                                                                        The group were always obsessively and uncompromisingly focussed on controlling their work - they ran their own record label, recording studio, tour organisation and music venue (the notorious ‘Ambulance Station’) - they refused to integrate into the commercial music racket turning down publishing deals from major labels - stubbornly opting for total independence.

                                                                        The group are known for their political activism which was formed in the crucible of the 1980s Britain: The Miner’s Strike, Falklands/Malvinas war, Anti-fascism, Thatcherism, Moneterism, squatting/housing, local government corruption, anti-capitalism, and Anarchism - which was further re-enforced by touring Europe and meeting like-minded groups and organisations.

                                                                        Bourbonese Qualk saw their music as a revolutionary cultural force - a belief that radical musical forms must be part of positive social change. Despite this position, the group avoided dogma, cliché and propaganda, preferring to let their audience come to their own conclusions - their work was often ambiguous and directly critical of cynical power-politics of any color - often irritating members of the traditional ‘organised left’.

                                                                        In 1984 Bourbonese Qualk occupied a large empty building on the Old Kent Road in South London which they turned into a base for their activities and a co-operative for artists, musicians and writers as well as a centre for radical political activism - specifically as a co-ordinating centre for the ‘Stop The City’ anti-capitalist riots of 1984-1986. Most of the recordings on this album were recorded in their studio at the Ambulance Station.

                                                                        The group never record in a ‘proper’ studio (not that they could ever afford to), choosing instead to work with their own extremely basic equipment (at a time when home studios were very unusual - the unique raw sound of these recordings is the result of their choice - which now, ironically, is in vodue due perhaps to the overwhelming obliquity of ‘clean’ audio digital production tools.

                                                                        If Bourbonese Qualk have a legacy, it is that ‘culture’ should be reclaimed, re-defined and owned by the people, wherever they are, however small and not by the state or the market and that ‘culture’ is a vital vehicle for debate and radical change.

                                                                        The fight goes on. (Simon Crab, London, 2014)

                                                                        Trevor Jackson

                                                                        F O R M A T : Lumiline

                                                                        Acclaimed creative director and music maker trevor jackson releases format, a collection of unreleased music & his first album in 14 years.

                                                                        F O R M A T is no ordinary album release - instead it charts the legacy of the physical music format, in a characteristically beautiful and uncompromising way, paying homage to physically released formats over the decades and also celebrating the artistry, design, as well as the individual experience of playing music via physical methods.

                                                                        Initially available as a limited edition release, each track is available on : 12", 10", 7" vinyl, cd, mini cd, cassette, usb, mini disc, dat, 8 track and 1/4 reel to reel.

                                                                        Says Jackson: Every copy of a physical recording is different, a real object that has its own little story - a one of a kind, personalised by the effort you put in to purchase it, each time you touch it, and the unique ritual that goes along with playing it. this music is the result oF many years of experimentation and evolution, created by physical machines, fed through objects with personality steeped in history. the fact culturally everything's become so convenient and easily accessible whilst in the process totally disposable is an important subject i needed to address with this project.

                                                                        Jackson, over the years, has built up an archive of over 150 unreleased tracks. for format he has carefully selected, re-edited and remastered tracks from various points through the last 15-year period to create a new body of work. touching on synth and beatbox workouts, proto-house, new wave, on italo and techno, on ambient and psychedelia, the tracks are, the same time, none of these things.

                                                                        All editions are signed and numbered.

                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                        12" Info: Limited Edition of 500
                                                                        180g heavy-weight vinyl
                                                                        Clear sleeve with white screen-printed text
                                                                        Each edition comes with a hand-signed and numbered certificate by Trevor Jackson

                                                                        For their second vinyl release, Talahachi have gathered together another group of kindred spirits. Opening proceedings is Marvis Dee's "Inside Outside", introducing a new project for jacking house tracks by the man also known as sub-aquatic Techno and Electro maestro Jeremiah R. Sharing side A is one half of the Deep Space Orchestra in the guise of Haku with a high-tech incantation to the Sun. On the flip side, Vancouver's ESB gives a slightly mellower pace to "Hands Of The City". Finally, Cliff Lothar, Egyptian Eyeliner & Orgue Electronique form an unholy trinity as the Flexible Fellas with a live jam session, "Pervocative".

                                                                        Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold

                                                                        Long Black / Love Generation

                                                                        Continuing on from an exceptional series of 12"s as Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold but also as General Zod & Cougarman on Lucky Hole and Golden Hole, Gerry and Joel unleash two long 'Special Version' disco monsters on our ears in the form of "Long Black" and "Love Generation".
                                                                        "Long Black" launches straight into disco euphoria and doesn't let you go for an extended 9 minute jam of epic proportions. Guitar, sax, rhodes, strings, flute...and of course a super solid rhythm section, it all goes into the mixing pot for this one. On the flip, "Love Generation" is a true floor-stomper of a track, travelling even further out there with some of the most mind-bending solos this side of the solar system, all pinned down to an unrelenting bassline pulse. An 11 minute plus long groove that could just keep going and going and going...

                                                                        Artwork as always by the talented Pedro Carvalho de Almeida. Vinyl only

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Disco Dildar

                                                                          Never one to merely scrape the surface of a niche genre the Finders Keepers bloodhound digs deeper still into the core of the Indian subcontinent exhuming a concise party pack of opulent, off-centre Pakistani party targets driven by the pounding drum box rhythms of some of Lollywood pops most notorious studio scientists.

                                                                          Disco Dildar features rare plugged-in proxy pop from some of the country’s lesser-known teen flicks spanning the late 1970s and 80s featuring drum heavy disco guesstimates built around multilingual lyrics celebrating Saturday nights, Disco Dildars and Hindustani Hogmanays.

                                                                          These original synth-dripped 45 EPs are not from the front of the pile, nor the quirky result of some token musical tourism. The music found here once soundtracked rebellious all-nighters and hotel bar rendezvous from films of which your parents might have not approved hence their scarce obtainability. Again the Sounds Of Wonder team who bought you Thai Dai, Life Is Dance, Ilectro, Bollywood Bloodbath and others share equal doses of the excitement, wonderment and bewilderment that comes when first needle-dropping these elusive gems.

                                                                          Featuring the cut and paste, electronics and fuzz tones of flightless super heroes such as Tafo, Ashraf, Rana and Ahmed, whilst voiced by Mehnaz, Runa Laila and Queen Noor Jehan, it is plain to hear why the work of these DIY cosmic composers have eclipsed the collectable desirability of filmic fruits igniting dance floors and providing sample fodder of the wider continent for Wu-Tangular producers in their stride. This workshop funk redefines both DIY and disco revealing a whole new side to world music and marks Pakistani pop cultures transformation from disposable and indefinable to indispensable. Form a circle Disco Dildar is now in rotation.

                                                                          The Spellbinders

                                                                          Help Me

                                                                            THE SPELLBINDERS were formed in New Jersey – Bob Shivers, James Wight, Elouise Pennington, Ben Grant and McArthur Munford – and are fondly remembered for their iconic Columbia album The Magic Of The Spellbinders that yielded our two choice cuts “Help Me” and “Chain Reaction”. The band toured the UK twice in the midsixties playing at the famed Twisted Wheel Club, Manchester and on Top Of The Pops, 26th Jan, 1967, where they performed “Help Me”.


                                                                            Bottom Out - Inc. Kowton Remix

                                                                              Coming off the back of his last release ‘Rough 2’, ‘Bottom Out’ sees Russell further deconstructing and stripping back his sound to thrilling effect.

                                                                              Inspired by a frenetic session in the days after hearing Ben UFO’s Fabric Birthday party DJ set, the phasing drum track and disorientating acid squiggles are sure to confound and tantalise in equal measure.

                                                                              Long time partner in crime Kowton steps up to deliver a metronomic sweat-inducing workout that stays true to the uncompromising nature of the original, whilst twisting it into new and perplexing shapes.

                                                                              B-side ‘Total Music’ takes a sample from a DIY locked groove inspired by artist, Haroon Mirza – coming on like some twisted communication from a rave in another dimension, it’s stunning in its bold simplicity.

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Strictly DJ T - 25 Years Of Strictly Rhythm

                                                                                Celebrating a landmark anniversary the legendary house label, Strictly DJ T.: 25 Years of Strictly Rhythm is a new mix album celebrating the rich musical history of Strictly.

                                                                                Mixed by Get Physical founder and long-term Strictly fan DJ T., Strictly DJ T.: 25 Years of Strictly Rhythm includes tracks from seminal Strictly artists including Logic, Aly-Us, DJ Pierre, Hardrive, DJ Sneak, Wink and many more, with a brand new edit of each track provided by DJ T. himself.

                                                                                T’s love affair with Strictly Rhythm began in 1990 during a transitional period both as a DJ and a club goer, from black music and broken beats to early electronic dance music. This was the year that T. purchased his first Strictly record – Logic’s ‘The Warning’ – and was immediately hooked on the pioneering sound of the label.

                                                                                The tracklist for the two distinct mixes are made up of the some of the label’s ‘big hits’ and some of DJ T.’s personal favourites: records that have flown under the radar like Audioclash ‘Live And Dide’ and the Whipped and Turned Mix of Reality Check's ‘Fantasy’: two fantastic yet perhaps underappreciated records that T has brought back into the limelight.

                                                                                To make the mix flow seamlessly, T. has edited each of the records included from the often tricky to work with originals. “These old tracks don’t really have a mix-friendly intro and outro; they often just fade out or stop abruptly” says T. “I wanted to make these classics easier to use in contemporary sets.

                                                                                “To be able to improve a track, so that it becomes interesting and playable for DJs nowadays without changing its essence, that’s my motivation.”



                                                                                  "A Southern Californian garage-band influenced by music of the Latin American diaspora? Forty years ago that might have described a psych outfit, or an ensemble that emulated Santana. In 2009 it describes a wondrous little combo who have returned to Latin jazz’s raw, minimalist roots and have recorded a self-titled album drenched in history, yet defiantly modern: Convivencia. Triorganico – Pablo Calogero on saxophones and woodwinds, Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas on percussion and Fabiano do Nascimento on guitar – formed in Calogero’s garage. “We would simply get together to listen to music, write music, share ideas and research music,” the Rio De Janeiro bred do Nascimento states. “We created a musical chemistry… even though we came from very different musical backgrounds, we can understand each others musical language.” The band set up a weekly residency in Downtown LA, playing a variety of original compositions and cover songs from their favorite musicians. Songs by Baden Powell, Hermeto Pascoal, Moacir Santos and other Brasilian legends featured prominently. The idea to record happened, in keeping with the band’s namesake, organically: “It came to us that we could record our music, on our own, easily, using the technologies of today,” do Nascimento laughs. “Anyone can make a record these days right? So we started recording our ideas as a Pablo’s garage, using, as he called it, ‘guerrilla tactics.’” The result is wholesome album that rambles purposefully through the wonders of Brasilian bossa nova influenced jazz and spreads into throughout the musical melting pots at the center of its creator’s multi-cultures. Their album is a warm, acoustic affair that, as a filling entrée amongst glitchy, electronic-based appetizers, feeds the soul.

                                                                                  Gianfranco Plenizio

                                                                                  La Gatta In Calore

                                                                                    First ever official LP reissue of this rare 1972 classic.

                                                                                    "The perfect giallo score, from the opening tones of Edda Dell 'Orso, through jazz-bossa into dissolving dissonance, disarray and pathological destruction." - Alvin Lucia

                                                                                    Remastered from the original master tapes, and includes four previously unreleased tracks.
                                                                                    Exclusive and extensive liner notes by Alvin Lucia, original artwork and rare photos.
                                                                                    Deluxe 180-gm replica limited edition LP.

                                                                                    Ennio Morricone

                                                                                    Il Sorriso Del Grande Tentatore OST

                                                                                      First ever official LP reissue of this 1974 classic.

                                                                                      Spiritual cousin to the psyche-liturgy of The Electric Prunes' 1968 "Mass in F Minor" and William Sheller's 1972 masterwork "Lux Aeterna", "Il Sorriso Del Grande Tentatore" is a vital, beautiful, frightening and yet essentially forgotten chapter in the storied discography of lauded composer Ennio Morricone.

                                                                                      Remastered 2015 from the original stereo album master.
                                                                                      Includes two previously unreleased tracks. Morricone's favourite Morricone!
                                                                                      Exclusive liner notes by Alvin Lucia, original poster artwork and photos.
                                                                                      Deluxe 180-gm gatefold limited edition LP

                                                                                      Strange happenings are going on down at Scrutton Street, EC1. With release after release cementing the names of those based or working out of the studio bunker, a desire for pushing the boundaries of electronic music is primary with little concern for what's hip.

                                                                                      So if anyone can Tim can and here with his newly birthed pseudonym comes Junior Fairplay. With a one-sided release and remix to his name on Crimes Of The Future a glimpse has been offered of what's in store, but 'How Do You Like Me Now?' gives it straight. Pioneering and back to the British techno of early Black Dog, Reload, Stasis and of course, the seminal "Selected Works" clearly inspires, but so too does one of those musical moments where genres clash, tear and stretch as something new is being born.

                                                                                      It all starts with the uplifting House anthem of Classic Version, eschewing the oft-tasted horror stylings and aims direct for that 4am MDMA airfild rush, before the EP drops, locks and spins on it's axis, with 3 pure breaks cuts to overload the senses and say, now is the time! A voyage to another side to the mythical lost chord via a moment in time where open filds, abandoned warehouses, the kick of 4/4 house, hip hop breaks and the dub of sound system culture merged but for a short while. Not house, not rave or jungle. A proto sound born of blood, sweat and Rage.

                                                                                      Claudio Gizzi

                                                                                      Andy Warhol’s Blood For Dracula

                                                                                        Released in 1973 and 1974 respectively, BLOOD FOR DRACULA and FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN (RED212) were interesting if not a little off-beat horror movies both of which were filmed in Italy. The legendary Paul Morrisey directed with the assistance in more ways than one of Italian film maker Antonio Margheriti, with the productions being overseen by Andy Warhol. The italian composer CLAUDIO GIZZI, with his romantic and harmonious themes, has created a dark and romantically laced score that worked very well within the context of the movie, the well know gothic tale of Dracula here directed in a not so conventional way by the genius of Morrisey and Warhol. A powerful and subtle sound that supports and embellishes these stories with a very modern touch without being intrusive or overbearing like in many horror movies of the era. Finally available on high quality vinyl with a deluxe packaging.

                                                                                        Primal Scream

                                                                                        Give Out But Don't Give Up - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                          Give Out But Don't Give Up (1994) is the fourth studio album by British Rock band Primal Scream. It is the follow-up to their breakthrough album Screamadelica [MOVLP280]. Whereas Screamadelica was primarily a psychedelic album, Give Out But Don't Give Up is influenced by Classic Rock and Blues.

                                                                                          Primal Scream turned out a couple of good songs, "Jailbird" and "(I'm Gonna) Cry Myself Blind". In 1994 Give Out But Don't Give Up was placed 22th in the Heatseekers Chart.

                                                                                          The album features, among others: Bobby Gillespie, George Clinton, Robert Young, Andrew Innes, Martin Duffy and David Hood.

                                                                                          Diana Ross & The Supremes

                                                                                          No. 1's

                                                                                            The Supremes, the most commercially successful girl group in Pop history, were one of the jewels in Motown Records' artist stable. Given wonderful material by Motown's amazing songwriters, the group scored numerous Number One Pop hits, as did singer Diana Ross when she left the group and went solo, and Motown's bright, modern, and uptown image as a label had a lot to do with the way these ladies gracefully and elegantly presented themselves and took over a song.

                                                                                            Two dozen of those Number One hits, both as The Supremes and as Ross solo, are collected here, including the timeless classics "Come See About Me", "You Can't Hurry Love", "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Stop! In the Name of Love". The album also features a bonus remix of "You Keep Me Hangin' On". Several songs on this album are longer than the original versions.

                                                                                            The songs have all been remastered and remixed from the original master tapes. The quality of the sound is much clearer than any collection before. Having used the original elements from the original masters, the mixers were able to attain new recordings, with much clearer sounds, heavier bass and noticeably higher volume levels of the background vocals. The vocals and instrumentations are let go on until the musicians stopped playing and the girls finished singing, without fade-outs. These had never been heard before being issued on this album.


                                                                                            That's The Game

                                                                                              'That's The Game' is a typical futuristic dramatic italo / synth-pop-song from 1983 that became a Belgian underground classic. Most famous is its instrumental mix, an impressive, ahead of the game pre-acid house anthem, later sampled by Moodymann on "Dem Young Sconies". Still relevant almost 30 years later.

                                                                                              Jonny Nash returns to Melody As truth following his " Phantom Actors" EP. "Exit Strategies" puts Nash's layered guitar textures at centre stage, further demonstrating his ability to draw emotion from the simplest of elements. A glimmering mini LP of lush and spacious compositions, surrounded by Nash's own unique air and atmospheric touch.



                                                                                                Just ahead of a landmark 50th EP release, Catz ‘N Dogz’s Pets Recordings turn to Johan Cederberg aka HNNY for a special five track release that very much invites us deep into the off kilter world of the revered Swedish producer. Before now HNNY - preferably pronounced “honey” - has won himself many fans with curious and quirky releases on labels including Studio Barnhus, Let’s Play House and Local Talk. Producing house but with a charming sense of melody, a great ear for a sample and an irresistible sense of groove, he is a firm DJ and dancer favourite all across Europe, and for good reason. Opening the EP is ‘Happy Happy House House’, a lazy, beachy cut awash with sun-kissed melody and trip hop grooves. Swaying gently to and fro, it’s an immediately soothing track before ‘Brasilian Sound’ is as Latin as you would expect from the title: it’s a percussive, summery, atmospheric jaunt though up-tempo and feel-good house that’s littered with distant whistles, the sound of kids playing in the park and a variety of loveable instruments. ‘Fresh Laundry’ then drops into a much slower and more purposeful groove - stoned drums and a distant bassline unfold lazily before big wind instruments begin tooting up top. It’s human, imperfect and full of keys that imbue it with the joys of spring. On the flip, ‘Fruktstund’ is another adult lullaby with colourful, cartoony instrumentals, angular grooves and plenty of organic textures, whilst closer ‘Yogalates’ is much the same with its big xylophones, joyous piano chords, rubbery kicks and generally disarming sense of playfulness. Spring is just round the corner but it feels so much closer with these enchanting new cuts from HNNY.


                                                                                                Hip Hop Reggae Series Vol. 7

                                                                                                  French renowned reggae producer Mato is back with a new killer volume of the Hip-Hop Reggae Series'. Stix Records rounds up all recent Mato's 7inches anthems into this extended player, with all the cuts remastered for the occasion.

                                                                                                  Mato's touch: Remixing the biggest hip-hop, R&B and pop tunes with choice reggae backing tracks. As usual he's blended all of the tracks to perfection, and ready to rock any party.

                                                                                                  As well as his recent top selling 7", which included hits such as 'Suit & Tie' (Justin Timberlake), 'Happy' (Pharrell Williams), 'Blurred Lines' (Robin Thicke), or 'Love Never Felt So Good' (Michael Jackson), this collection also includes four unreleased exclusive remixes: 'What's Golden' by Jurassic 5, 'Fancy' by Iggy Azalea, 'Drop That Naenae' by We Are Toonz and the classic 'Rehab' by Amy Winehouse.

                                                                                                  Woop, woop, that's the perfect sound of reggae hip-hop ready to hit the dancefloors again!



                                                                                                    Rush’s fourth album 2112, first released in 1976, proved a breakthrough recounting a dystopian story set in the year 2112. It came in at #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of “Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time.” The whole of the first side is given to the incredible title track, whist the flip has 5 perfect rock songs.

                                                                                                    Most Rush fans consider it the band’s definitive recording.

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Andy says: Preposterous but superb LP!

                                                                                                    The The


                                                                                                      THE THE have announced details of the release of the soundtrack to the film Hyena. Recorded at Studio Cineola, the track listing of the 20-track album, written, performed and produced by Matt Johnson.

                                                                                                      Hyena is the third volume in the Cinéola series of film soundtrack releases - it follows the soundtracks for Tony (2010) CINEOLA1 and Moonbug (2012) CINEOLA2.

                                                                                                      Each release is published as a deluxe edition CD/Book, packaged in hardback form and filled with additional and exclusive material including photographs, interviews, and stills from the films and notes from the directors. Released in UK cinemas on 6th March, Hyena was written and directed by Gerard Johnson and follows his critically acclaimed debut, Tony. The film was recently announced as winner of the Official Fantàstic Òrbita prize in the ‘Best Feature Film’ category at the Sitges 2014 film festival and Peter Ferdinando triumphed in the ‘Best Actor’ category at the Les Arcs film festival.

                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                      CD Info: CD and book.

                                                                                                      Nai Harvest


                                                                                                        "Hairball", produced by Bob Cooper (Citizen), is a record that defines where Nai Harvest (Sheffield, UK) are right now. A pair of best friends who have found their sound on their own terms after two years of near relentless touring that has taken them to the other side of the world and back.

                                                                                                        Racing through 80's and 90's influenced indie rock, "Hairball" continues on the theme of their last EP and single releases, only letting up to take sharp turns into hazy garage-punk and feedback-laden grunge. For fans of Ty Segall, WAVVES.

                                                                                                        Faith No More


                                                                                                          Faith No More, who reunited in 2009 for a series of sold out performances and international festivals, are currently recording their first full-length album since 1997’s ‘Album Of The Year’.

                                                                                                          ‘Superhero’ is the second single to be released from the upcoming full length.

                                                                                                          The new album is being recorded in an Oakland, California studio with bass player Billy Gould handling production.

                                                                                                          The release will be the first from Faith No More’s newly formed Reclamation Recordings imprint via Ipecac Recordings.


                                                                                                          Cortar Todo

                                                                                                            Zu are an Italian instrumental / experimental music band from Rome.

                                                                                                            Zu release their brand new full length via Ipecac Recordings, entitled ‘Cortar Todo’, recorded in the countryside near Bologna, Italy, in the summer of 2014.

                                                                                                            The album features some very special guests including keyboard player Joey Karam (The Locust), Italian guitar maverick Stefano Pilia (who plays regularly with the likes of Mike Watt, David Grubbs and Rokia Traore) and, perhaps most unexpectedly, a field recording of an indigenous Shipibo medicine man recorded by Zu bass player Massimo during his travels around the Amazon.

                                                                                                            The band have previously toured with Mike Patton as Zu / Patton Quartet.

                                                                                                            For Fans of John Zorn, Mike Patton, Noise.

                                                                                                            “... combining the abstractions of Sonic Youth with the out-there explorations of the best free jazz” - The Times

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            Rough Trade Shops - Recorded At The Automat: The Best Of Rough Trade Records

                                                                                                              Rough Trade Shops are set to release ‘The Best Of Rough Trade Records’, a wide ranging and authoritative collection from the last forty years of one of the most important and influential indie labels of all time.

                                                                                                              The album will cover the early years, when Geoff Travis first started the label in West London in 1978 (later to be joined by Jeannette Lee) and includes the likes of Swell Maps, The Fall, The Raincoats and, of course, The Smiths, via the rebirth of the label in early 2001 with tracks from The Strokes, The Libertines, Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens, along with selections from the current roster including Warpaint and Micachu.

                                                                                                              This is the first time Rough Trade Records have released such an extensive selection from their catalogue, with tracks selected by the label’s Geoff Travis and Jeannette Lee and Rough Trade Shops’ Nigel House, Pete Donne, Sean Forbes and Simon Russell.

                                                                                                              People Of The North

                                                                                                              Era Of Manifestations

                                                                                                                People Of The North are Kid Millions and Bobby Matador of Oneida joined by Oneida’s Shahin Motia and Richard Hoffman of Sightings.

                                                                                                                Kid Millions’ ever-evolving Man Forever project has released two critically acclaimed albums on Thrill Jockey, including a collaboration with So Percussion.

                                                                                                                Kid has played in Spiritualized, Boredoms, Marnie Stern, Yo La Tengo and White Hills. He has also collaborated with Laurie Anderson, So Percussion, Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien), Jim Sauter (Borbetomagus) and Rick Moody.

                                                                                                                ‘Era Of Manifestations’ is released on LP only, pressed on virgin vinyl with a postcard insert and free download.

                                                                                                                ‘Era Of Manifestations’ was recorded by Jason LaFarge at Seizures Palace in Brooklyn (Swans, Akron/Family, Khanate).

                                                                                                                The previous People Of The North album ‘Sub Contra’ sold out quickly upon release.

                                                                                                                “The eerie ambience and austerity of pre-punk bands like Suicide and Silver Apples… [and] an overwhelmingly paranoid mood.” - Pitchfork


                                                                                                                The Ark Work

                                                                                                                  Liturgy are a Brooklyn-based, self-styled ‘Transcendental Black Metal’ band whose yearning, energetic music exists in an uncanny space between avant rock, black metal, fine art and shamanic ritual. Led by songwriter and conceptual architect Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, who is joined by guitarist Bernard Gann, bassist Tyler Dusenbury and drummer Greg Fox, the band exist as a 21st Century total work of art (gesamtkunstwerk), activating divine potencies by means of music and culture even as they underscore the contradictions inherent in such a project during the internet era.

                                                                                                                  ‘The Ark Work’ is the much anticipated follow up to Liturgy’s 2011 breakout album ‘Aesthethica’.

                                                                                                                  ‘The Ark Work’ hums and churns with Hunt-Hendrix’s inventive arrangements, drenched with glockenspiels, bagpipes, strings, ritual chanting and MIDI horns. It supplements its metal energy with motifs from unlikely, disparate genres; crossfertilizing hard-style beats, occult-oriented rap and the glitched re-sampling of IDM, with structures from Medieval sacred music, Romantic classical music and minimalism. The result is a rich, seething cyber-fantasia that is improbably listenable, conveying the disarming, authentic emotion that is Liturgy’s hallmark - a blend of startling invention, high calibre musicianship, raw energy and profound, cosmic sadness.

                                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                  CD Info: CD version with 4 page booklet packaged in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package with high gloss varnish on inside panels and spot varnish on front cover.

                                                                                                                  2xLtd LP Info: Deluxe double LP packaged in a gatefold jacket with high gloss varnish on inside panels and spot varnish and debossing on front cover. LPs are pressed on virgin vinyl and housed in artworked inner sleeves with free download coupon.
                                                                                                                  Special white vinyl format exclusively available to independent retailers.

                                                                                                                  Lightning Bolt

                                                                                                                  Fantasy Empire

                                                                                                                    Over the course of their two-decade existence, Lightning Bolt have revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band’s recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers.

                                                                                                                    ‘Fantasy Empire’ is Lightning Bolt’s first album for Thrill Jockey and was recorded at Machines with Magnets (Battles, The Body). It is their first album to be recorded in a proper studio.

                                                                                                                    Throughout their 20 year history Lightning Bolt have toured the world, performing at Coachella, ATP Festivals, Pitchfork Music Festival, Austin Psych Fest and FYF Fest to name a few.

                                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                    LP Info: Deluxe double LP in a heavy duty old-style tip-on gatefold jacket. LPs are pressed on virgin vinyl and housed in artworked inner sleeves with free download coupon.

                                                                                                                    CD Info: CD version in 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package and fully artworked inner sleeve.

                                                                                                                    Ltd LP Info: Deluxe double LP in a heavy duty old-style tip-on gatefold jacket. LPs are pressed on virgin vinyl and housed in artworked inner sleeves with free download coupon.
                                                                                                                    Special coloured vinyl format (white vinyl with added pink and blue) exclusively available to independent retailers.


                                                                                                                    Maze Of Woods

                                                                                                                      Inventions are the collaborative sum of longtime friends Matthew Cooper of Eluvium and Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky. Their 2013 eponymous debut album introduced an ambition to create music that was both challenging and comforting.

                                                                                                                      Their new album ‘Maze Of Woods’ opens with a vocal sample declaring “I wanted to do something that I don’t know how to do.” Using this as a mission statement, Inventions have crafted a complex and exuberant album from an array of instruments, samples, found sounds, beats, chants and raw bursts of noise, with a much greater emphasis on strong vocal accompaniment in every song.

                                                                                                                      Much like on the first record, the band again mixed the album in a house on the Oregon coastline, with final mixing and production all done by Smith and Cooper.

                                                                                                                      Inventions have stated that much of the inspiration for ‘Maze Of Woods’ comes from the closing paragraph of Denis Johnson’s novella ‘Train Dreams’. In that paragraph, Johnson describes the non-verbal howl of a feral wolf boy, a pre-language that is yearning and instinctual; a statement of wordless distress and love.

                                                                                                                      ‘Maze Of Woods’ is the product of two masters of their craft getting lost in the wilderness, “doing something that they don’t know how to do” and emerging with something wholly unexpected and beguilingly beautiful.

                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                      LP Info: LP format includes a copy of the album on CD.


                                                                                                                      Lease Of Life

                                                                                                                        ‘Lease Of Life’ is the follow up to Errors’ critically acclaimed 2012 album ‘Have Some Faith In Magic’. Formulated on the Hebridean Isle Of Jura - the location where George Orwell wrote ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and the place where The KLF are rumoured to have burned a million pounds - the new album is a bold work borne by the confidence and ambition of a band with the desire to combine the exploration of fresh soundworlds combined with their most accessible, immediate songwriting yet.

                                                                                                                        Incorporating featured vocalists Cecila Stamp and Bek Oliva, ‘Lease Of Life’ is also the band’s most cohesive album statement to date: a start-to-finish experience that’s bound by recurring constituents and accomplished craft.

                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                        LP Info: Heavyweight white vinyl.

                                                                                                                        Blues Pills

                                                                                                                        Blues Pills Live

                                                                                                                          Easily one of the breakthrough classic rock bands of 2014, Blues Pills have been enchanting fans and media alike since they unleashed their self-titled, UK Top 75 debut last year. This young American / Swedish / French quartet create a very unique, intense and extraordinary rock atmosphere while at the same time having a major mainstream appeal that takes you right back to the time of Blues Pills’ ancestors Aretha Franklin, early Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Cream.

                                                                                                                          Driving basslines, grooving drums and guitar solos from another planet by 17 year old Dorian Sorriaux, harmonized and tied together with such easiness and delight by Elin Larsson‘s incredible voice.

                                                                                                                          With the idea to combine soul music with blues and rock ‘n’ roll and turn it into a new force of unimaginable energy, intensity and freshness, blonde archangel and soulsaviour Elin Larsson will guide you gently into a new world; the band´s empire of soulful rock. Elin’s powerful lyrics are full of emotion, her jazzy-soulful voice unfolding in outstanding beauty with a refreshing new take on the timeless and unquestionably noble art of rock ‘n’ roll.

                                                                                                                          The band‘s stunning 10-track debut, produced by Don Alsterberg (Graveyard), was dubbed “one of the most exciting releases of the year” by Classic Rock Magazine, while Mojo predicted that “good times lie ahead for Blues Pills.” The album was rapidly backed by serious bout of roadwork. A sold-out November club run was followed a month later with a full UK tour as special guests to Rival Sons. Such is the demand for the band that another April headline run was announced immediately after.

                                                                                                                          It couldn’t be more fitting that the band’s first live album was recorded at the renowned German Freak Valley Festival. Festival founder Jens Heide has not only been supporting the young musicians from “day one, before we even played a single show, before ‘Devil Man’ even was written and before the band was fully formed,” as vocalist Elin Larsson points out. In fact, he even gave the band their name.

                                                                                                                          This concert was also their first ever headline festival appearance. “We took a walk around the festival and I remember getting a really good vibe from the place,” recalls guitarist Dorian Sorriaux. “It felt like all the puzzle pieces came together up at that moment,” adds Larsson.

                                                                                                                          It’s in the live arena where Blues Pills really come into their own, as this 10-track release, recorded in front of a rabid German crowd, surely testifies. Improvising, stretching and twisting arrangements with Sorriaux and Larsson swapping the spotlight, Blues Pills remain anchored by their rock-solid rhythm section. ‘Blues Pills Live’ is the sound of a young band at the top of their game.

                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                          CD Info: A5 digibook CD

                                                                                                                          2xLtd LP Info: Gatefold double vinyl with etched Side 4.

                                                                                                                          Obi Onyioha

                                                                                                                          Enjoy Your Life / I Want To Feel Your Love

                                                                                                                          Suuuuper hot limited vinyl reissue featuring two highly sought after 1981 Afro Boogie monsters by Nigerian songstress Oby Onyioha on the original Lagos based Time Records label. With production credited to Jake Sollo protegé Lemmy Jackson, both tracks here are stunning - ‘Enjoy Your Life’ is a proper funk bomb with heavy bass, gorgeous layered strings and a faultless vocal performance from Ms Onyioha while ‘I Want To Feel Your Love’ is an irresistible smooth sweet gem, with Oby’s serene vocals light as a summer breeze over the top of a serious Afro boogie groove.

                                                                                                                          Vacant Lots


                                                                                                                            This limited edition white and black splatter vinyl is released to coincide with their UK and European dates and features remixes of two tracks from last year's 'Departure' album by Alan Vega (Suicide) and Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre).

                                                                                                                            Alan Vega takes the already Suicide-referencing sound of '6 AM' and turns it into something a whole lot more powerful - like Primal Scream circa 'Xtrmntr', while Anton Newcombe welds a massive bassline onto 'Never Satisfied' (which he guested on live when The Vacant Lots supported The Brian Jonestown Massacre last year) and turns it into a fuzzed-up, Spiritualized-style anthem.


                                                                                                                            Off The Hook

                                                                                                                              Weirds are a Noise Rock quartet from Leeds, UK. Their first release on indie stalwart Too Pure Singles Club is loud, menacing and heavy madness. Off the Hook combines spaced out desert rock with mammoth riffs and screeching vocals, whilst B-side Heavy Rain is the perfect soundtrack for a nuclear apocalypse.

                                                                                                                              April Towers

                                                                                                                              Arcadia/ No Corruption

                                                                                                                                Despite having only formed in August 2013, the duo of Alex Noble (vocals, guitars & keyboards) and Charlie Burley (production, samples, guitars & keyboards) have already received tremendous support from BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson. Earlier this year, Drowned In Sound featured them as one of their favourite new discoveries of 2014 while Crack In The Road labelled them, “a band to watch for the remainder of this year and beyond.”

                                                                                                                                April Towers played their first show in February of this 2014, and have gone on to play Dot To Dot and Tramlines festivals during the summer as well as support slots with Indiana and Tove Lo. After a recent tour with Kyla la Grange the band headlined a sold out home show at the Bodega in Nottingham. In Jan 2015 the band played Camdens Koko for BBC Introducing and have been awared the BBC Introducing Playlist w/c 9th Feb 2015.

                                                                                                                                Combining influences ranging from pioneering artists such as Jon Hopkins, Aphex Twin, LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead and a pop sensibility that recalls the likes of Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Cut Copy.

                                                                                                                                Laura Groves

                                                                                                                                Committed Language

                                                                                                                                  After spending some time writing and performing as part of Nautic, Groves returns to the studio to follow up her debut EP, ‘Thinking About Thinking’. Having written and recorded the songs herself, she co - produced them with label owner Bullion.

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