The Weeknd

Beauty Behind The Madness - Vinyl Edition

    The #1 GOLD Weeknd album 'Beauty Behind The Madness' now on vinyl. 

    It's a double heavy weight LP in a gatefold sleeve, vellum (transparent paper) inner bags with an O-card round the gatefold. Includes the massive singles 'Earned It', 'Can’t Feel My Face' and 'The Hills'. The album includes three huge guest spots from Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey and Labrinth!

    Jamie Woon

    Making Time - Vinyl Edition

      2015 release from the electronic artist/producer. Making Time is the long awaited follow-up to Jamie's 2011 debut album Mirrorwriting. In the four years following the release of his debut album, Jamie made an appearance on Disclosure's debut album Settle in 2013 and played a select few festivals around Europe. These brief appearances were a just a quick reprieve during the valuable time Jamie spent writing his new record. An undeniable focus and informed musical ear are signatures of Jamie's work both on record and on stage, as well as a fine attention to detail. Elsewhere on Making Time, Willy Mason lends his distinctive vocal to 'Celebration', Robin Hannibal and Jamie team up on 'Sharpness', Royce Wood Junior collaborates on 'Lament' and co-production across the album comes from Lexxx. The first song they worked on together is the opening track on Making Time: 'Message'. This soulful rumination explores the idea of ambition. "That's me explaining what I've been up to and working out why I do this," Jamie explains. "The process of this record was about me finding that confidence in myself."

      Brian Kage

      A White Bear's Heaven Is A Black Bear’s Hell

      Detroit's Brian Kage on Omar S' delectable FXHE Records. A-side features new kid on the block James Garcia on vocal duties, following his collaboration with Omar S earlier in the year. "Shut Your Eyes" begins simply enough, with a concentric arpeggiated bass repeating over FXHE-patented drums and angelic stabs. After a long, tense intro the track drops into the main vocal section, elevating it to an almost stadium-pleasing level, the big stabs accompanying Garcia's soulful, yearning vocal perfectly and surely one of the most accessible, crowd-pleasing moments in FXHE's long history?! This could easily end up being somewhat of an anthem this Winter, breaking up the cold, icy atmosphere with its gloriously heartfelt delivery and radiant chorus. Epic. "It's Not Over" flips the script entirely, sampling "Letnomanputasunder" to devastating effect, making a streamlined, funky Detroit techno jam that should set dancefloors alight instantly. Finally, "Bear Gonna Getcha" hits the smoke and strobe for a 4AM mainroom techno steamtrain, tailor made for big lazer sweeps and energized eyes-down dancing next to the speaker stacks. All in all a solid EP from our man Brian, touching on three different but highly appetizing flavours. Most recommended.

      Troels Hammer

      Trans/For/Mation LP Sampler - Inc. Fabror Resande Mac Remix

      Vinyl 6-track sampler of the brilliant new debut album ‘Trans/For/Mation’ from Danish composer and pianist Troels Hammer including a stunning remix from Farbror Resande Mac. Released on Copenhagen’s Music For Dreams, this taster showcases Hammer’s unconventional approach to combining classical and electronic music as part of the New Nordic Classical Movement. Includes ‘The Singing Clouds’ - dreamy pads, solo synths, and old skool drum machines aimed squarely at the dancefloor sounding like an updated Innovative Communication record; the string-infused dream-like bliss of ‘Mother Space’; the warm soulful spaced out ‘Cold Hawaii’ - 100% cinematic sunset material with echoes of Bladerunner; ‘Father Space’ whose floating pads drift steadily through the seas of electronic beats towards the horizon of the Universe; and the beautiful ‘Birdy’, a classical piano piece composed by Polish film score composer Zbigniew Preisner, here adapted by Troels Hammer adding his special emotional touch. Icing on the cake is a very special remix from Sweden’s Farbror Resande Mac who deliver a timeless chill out rework of ‘Mother Space’ - drum machines, soft pads, bubbly synths and nice guitars creating a full moon ambience, a future classic for Balearic connoisseurs to be sure. Six horizontal tracks of the highest calibre - recommended to all fans of Nils Frahm, Wim Mertens and lovers of deeply rewarding melancholic and stunningly eternal music.

      Kenneth Bager continues his quest to provide you with the perfect sunset soundtrack in this second and final part of the third volume of his acclaimed Music For Dreams "Sunset Sessions" series. Taking inspiration from all around the world and all around the genres, the great Dane pulls together an exquisite selection of end-of-day crowd-pleasers. Includes 11 top quality tracks, four of which have never been released before. From Denmark we have Danserochestra with the unreleased "Alt er dit ( KBE edit)" - a blue eyed soul track with a nice kora solo. Japanese group Pepe California’s "MFMFD" is another exclusive, possibly one of the year’s best chill out tunes. Danish duo Dalholt & Langkilde bring the heat of the savannah with "Afrique", another unreleased gem where live recorded guitars push the groove to maximum heights. From down under comes Eleventeen Eston and his classy "Indian Blue", so beautiful you can almost smell the shores of the Australian coast. Liverpool is represented with a slice of jazzy soul from Mick Roach - a track discovered by Manchester’s Moonboots, top quality with echoes of John Martyn. Italian spoken words and mellow keys comes next via the pleasure of "Lungomare" by Lust For Youth. "Elle Dit" by Nick Mackrory and Harry Collier illustrates superb song writing and sounds like a folky Burt Bacharach - a very good thing. Ibiza legend DJ Pippi and Kenneth Bager's "Never Stop Dreaming" is a rolling groove peppered with cinematic keys and Balearic guitars. Kobayashi Yamato is modern new age with a very long title - "Okinawa Zanpamisaki Royal Hotel; Welcome Video 1999". Fred Ventura & Phil R’s "A Life In Colors" is an anthemic must have for all lovers of blue eyed mid 80ties Italo Disco. Another exclusive is a new project from Schulz, Hammer & Bager feat. Brazilian multi musician Rodrigo Sha - the full-length version of "Some Di Some Day" - uplifting and inspirational, masterfully composed and arranged with a deep understanding for space. Wherever you are, sofa surfing, sitting by the ocean, in a forest, driving or gliding through the skies, this double vinyl compiled by Kenneth Bager takes you through a musical journey of sunset material of the highest calibre… limited to 300 no repress.

      Jamie XX

      Loud Places - John Talabot Remixes

        We're only getting a handful of these limited white labels, so pre-ordering is essential.

        John Talabot releases his long sought after Loud Places dubs. As premiered Axel Boman on June's Beats In Space show, the ‘Higher’ dub has been has been rinsed by DJs this summer. A brand new ‘Without Me’ dub features on the flip. One for the sunrise and one for the afterparty. 


        The Voice Of Q

          "The Voice Of Q" was a one-off project from the relatively obscure disco production team of Michael Forte and Bruce Weeden. Released in 1982 on the burgeoning Philly World International label, the track had a strong influence on the leftfield disco / electro scene of the time. With its ultra funky bassline and vocoder vocal bits laid over a haunting synth melody, it is instantly recognisable and has been much sampled. The original 12" is incredibly hard to find and normally goes for £50 - £100, making this reissue a time and money saver.

          Various Artists

          Senegal 70 - Sonic Gems & Previously Unreleased Recordings From The 70s

            Four years in the making, in partnership with Teranga Beat, Analog Africa offer an insight into the musical adventures that were taking place in the major Senegalese cities during the 60s and 70s. This compilation, reflects the unique fusions of funk, Mbalax, Cuban Son and Mandigue guitar sounds that transformed Dakar into West Africa's most vibrant city.

            It all started in 2009 when Adamantios Kafetzis travelled from Greece to Senegal with a brand new tape machine that he used to digitise the musical treasures he had discovered in the city of Thiés. These treasures took the form of reel to reel tapes, and had been recorded by sound engineer Moussa Diallo, who had spent the previous four decades recording the bands that would perform in his club, the legendary Sangomar. 300 Senegalese songs that nobody had ever heard before were discovered - five of them were selected for this compilation, along with another seven killer tracks.

            Thanks to its history of outside influences, Senegal - the western point of Africa - had become a musical melting pot. Cuban and American sailors had brought Son Montuno from Cuba, jazz from New Orleans and American soul tunes: sounds that were swiftly embraced and adopted by urban dance bands and intuitively merged with local music styles. One band in particular excelled at this fusion. 1960 marks the formation of Star Band de Dakar, a milestone that left an indelible imprint on Dakar’s musical landscape. Indeed, the whole country was soon grooving to their intoxicating mixture of afro-Cuban rhythms and Wolof-language lyrics.

            The 1970s brought a new generation of stellar bands; Le Sahel, Orchestre Laye Thiam, Number One de Dakar, Orchestra Baobab, Dieuf Dieul de Thies and Xalam1 who fused traditional Senegalese percussion instruments such Sabra, Tama and Bougarabou with organs and keyboards, giving birth to new hybrids. Merging the folkloric and the experimental, these sounds, embraced by the youth, took centre stage and gave the previously dominant Cuban music a run for its money.

            With this burst of musical and artistic creativity, driven predominantly by the modern vision of President Senghor, Dakar began attracting international stars. The Jackson Five, James Brown, Tabou Combo (Haiti), Celia Cruz (Cuba) and an array of African stars like Tabu Ley Rochereau (Congo), Manu Dibango (Cameroon) and Bembeya Jazz (Guinée) joined in with the local scene, improvising jam sessions and bringing new flavours to a music scene that was always open to new inspirations and influences. Johnny Pacheco immortalised his passion for the city with a song called “Dakar, Punto Final”.

            A comprehensive 12 page booklet that comes with the double LP. Featuring biographies of music producers and a legendary record cover designer, group biographies and photos. 



              Second single from Stockport band Blossoms. As with their debut, "Blown Rose" EP this is likely so sell out pretty quickly so don't snooze if you want a copy.

              Night Beats

              No Cops

                Night Beats announce details of their new single, ‘No Cops’, on Heavenly Recordings.

                Available on 7” and digital download, featuring BSide ‘Vultures’, the single is taken from their forthcoming third album ‘Who Sold My Generation’.


                I'll Be The Night

                  In 2013, Manchester heroes Money released their debut album ‘The Shadow Of Heaven’ following only a handful of concerts that felt more like communions in out-of-the-way venues, advertised only by word-of-mouth.

                  Two years on, the new Money album ‘Suicide Songs’ and first single ‘I’ll Be The Night’ take you deeper into their sound and vision. The album feels more advanced and yet simpler, more perfected and yet more open. It is, by turns, a tender, barren, cavernous, smouldering, despairing and inspirational piece of work. It’s a long day’s journey into night but it pays huge dividends when you arrive, drawing you in and casting a spell that won’t let go.

                  The new material finds the band gelling as never before, framing Jamie’s poetic vision with an intuitive grasp of the new album’s dignified and despairing themes. Out of a renewed, richer palate of sound, a sense of greater self-belief has emerged.

                  Fat White Family

                  Whitest Boy On The Beach

                    The Fat White Family announce details of ‘Whitest Boy On The Beach’, the first track from their forthcoming second album.

                    The single is released on the band’s own Without Consent label.

                    The track is accompanied by a video shot at Beachy Head and directed by the acclaimed artist Tim Noble.

                    The band release their second album, ‘Songs For Our Mothers’, early 2016. It follows their hugely acclaimed debut album ‘Champagne Holocaust’, released in 2013.

                    Yorkston / Thorne / Khan

                    Everything Sacred

                      Yorkston / Thorne / Khan are a new group that comprises James Yorkston, Suhail Yusuf Khan (award winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi) and Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb.

                      ‘Everything Sacred’ was produced by the band and mixed by Dave Wrench.

                      The album covers the breadth of folk and traditional, featuring new arrangements of Ivor Cutler and Lal Waterson songs and a Sufi poem set to music, as well as original compositions from the band. Guesting on the album is Choice Music Prize album nominee Lisa O’Neill.

                      “Playing together as Yorkston / Thorne / Khan, we tackle a wide array of different sounds and songs. Alongside pieces of our own, there’s a fair chunk of improvisation, plus covers of Ivor Cutler’s ‘Little Black Buzzer’ and Lal Waterson’s ‘Song For Thirza’. Jon’s jazz back-ground definitely comes to the fore, as does Suhail’s devotional singing and outstanding sarangi playing. I just do my best to keep up…” - James Yorkston

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Indies Exclusive LP Info: Deluxe LP format available exclusively to independent
                      retailers. This edition features a die-cut sleeve with a bonus 7” featuring exclusive tracks ‘Peggio’ and ‘The Blues You Sang’.

                      Meilyr Jones

                      How To Recognise A Work Of Art

                        After announcing his forthcoming first solo album, ‘2013’, on Moshi Moshi records, Cate Le Bon collaborator and Royal Academy Of Music drop-out Meilyr Jones releases ‘How To Recognise A Work Of Art’ on 7”.

                        Recorded completely live with a full band this is a song about authenticity and forgery, of which Meilyr says: “I wrote the song about the preposterous world of art collectors, the panic of what is popular, what will succeed, telling people what to like, what to eat, and the recycling of pop culture. I also wanted to make something light and fun, and full of humour.”

                        ‘How To Recognise A Work Of Art’ is about the obsession in our time with authenticity and the cult of the artist.

                        Animal Collective

                        Painting With

                          For fifteen years Animal Collective has been rewriting the musical map, their line-up and aesthetic shifting with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. Their wild path has taken them from cramped concrete basement shows and forest floor singalongs to immersive installations at the Guggenheim and performances to millions on national television. So where to from here?

                          Dizzyingly upbeat and gloriously realized, their new LP bounces and pops with an urgent, ecstatic energy, propelled by polyrhythmic beats and gurgling modular synth, with Noah Lennox and Dave Portner’s vocals gleefully falling in and out of syncopation and off-kilter harmony.

                          Working as a trio, Portner (Avey Tare), Lennox (Panda Bear) and Brian Weitz (Geologist) began trading demos in early 2015, pursuing a goal of what Portner calls “really short songs: no B.S, get in, get out material…” The three met up in Asheville during that Spring and began exploring the songs together. Recording took place in the legendary EastWest Studios in Hollywood, home to sessions by The Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye. The album features contributions from John Cale and Colin Stetson, and was engineered by Sonny DiPerri.

                          The result: Painting With. Warm and personal, kaleidoscopic and high definition, concerned with art (cubism, Dadaism, and the distorted way those artists viewed the world) and the human experience, and the meeting of both - creating something elemental, joyous, and unmistakably Animal Collective.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Deluxe LP Info: Very limited.
                          180 gram heavyweight single LP.
                          LP jacket and inner sleeve printed on heavy cardboard stock.
                          MP3/16-bit or 24-bit WAV download card.
                          Sticker sheet that includes the album title in a variety of languages.
                          12” zoetropic turntable slipmat, designed by Elliot Schultz, that animates when used in conjunction with a strobe light.


                          Where Have You Been All My Life?

                            ‘Where Have You Been All My Life?’ is a collection of songs that distils five years and three albums of Villagers’ songwriting into one flowing narrative.

                            Recorded in one day at London’s RAK Studio with Richard Woodcraft (Radiohead, The Last Shadow Puppets) and Villagers live engineer Ber Quinn, the album is a re-imagining of older material seamlessly woven with present glories from Villagers’ most recent studio album, ‘Darling Arithmetic’.

                            Released in April 2015, Conor O’Brien’s third album under the guise of Villagers was a more pared-back, intimate journey compared to the multi-faceted arrangements of ‘Becoming A Jackal’ (2010) and ‘{Awayland}’ (2013). This fresh approach was extended on subsequent Villagers tours, where old songs were reinvented to match the new. Then for one day in July 2015, 18 songs were quickly captured and 12 songs chosen for the final album, making it Villagers’ most intense but satisfying session to date. These recordings are all first or second takes and the immediacy of the occasion was part of the magic that day, live and unadorned by overdubs or studio trickery.

                            The unique nature of these arrangements is due in no small part to the musicians in the room at the time of recording: Cormac Curran on grand piano and analogue synthesizer, Danny Snow on double bass, Mali Llywelyn on harp, mellotron and vocals and Gwion Llewelyn on drums, flugelhorn and vocals. The result is a lush, harmony-laden and vibrant document of a time and a place.

                            Included in the album is a new recording of ‘Memoir’, which O’Brien wrote for Charlotte Gainsbourg; it can be found on her 2011 album ‘Stage Whisper’ but has never before been recorded by Villagers until now.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Indies Exclusive LP Info: Available exclusively to independent retailers as a deluxe translucent green vinyl edition featuring two bonus tracks on the digital download.

                            Includes MP3 Download Code.

                            Van Morrison

                            Astral Weeks

                              Quoted, recommended, and worshipped by the critics for decades, this underground masterpiece has now become part of the establishment. It cries to be listened to without interruption, which may explain why it failed to reach either the UK or US charts. It wanders and weaves, repeating themes and lyrics as if one song, yet we never tire of 'gardens wet with rain', 'champagne eyes', or the wonder of how Morrison can make a place like Ladbroke Grove seem so hauntingly evocative. This all-acoustic but fully arranged record is also a great educator in opening your eyes beyond pop, to folk, soul, and jazz, and although (or perhaps because) Morrison continues to return to its themes again and again, this is his core.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              Ltd LP Info: Re-issue complete with original artwork and re-mastered audio, pressed on high-quality 180 gram vinyl.

                              Originally dropped on Jack Trax back in 88, "Another Side" collected together the finest moments of the mighty Fingers Inc, and became the seminal Chicago house album on the way. Resurfacing occasionally over the last fifteen years in less than official form, the LP has always caused a wave of excitement, and now, a quarter of a century after its original release, Larry Heard has remastered and repackaged the set for an official outing on his own Alleviated imprint.

                              A studio collaboration between house originator Larry Heard, Robert Owens and Ron Wilson, Fingers Inc served up some of the deepest, most soulful  house ever heard, and it's all on this LP! The proto house/club soul sounds of opener "Decision" and deep and spiritual "Bye Bye" keep things light and euphoric, while cuts like "Never No More Lonely", "Feelin Sleazy" and "Music Takes Me Up", head deeper, darker and filthier into the realm of acid house. Flawless from start to finish, this is an essential item for any true house head.

                              Jackie Dee / OC Tolbert

                              Who / Love Bandit

                                The vinyl debut of two exceptional 70s soul productions from the studio of Detroit legend Dave Hamilton. Swirling, filtered organ - from the school of Bobby Byrd - over grits ‘n’ gravy funk, with tough, feeling vocals by the one-away Ms Dee. Plus a knockout OC Tolbert cut on the flip, teaming his raw, gospelised expressiveness with a giant serpent of a bass-line, and rough-and-ready beat box. Fully licensed, mastered from tape. Limited one-off pressing in hand-stamped brown paper sleeves. First Light Records, kicking off with a scorcher.

                                Normal Nada

                                Transmutacao Cerebral

                                  Elusive underground metakuduro legend from the Lisbon suburban area, Normal Nada, aka Qraqmaxter CiclOFF, aka Erre Mente... (every past moniker is like a shed skin he kissed goodbye to), is a special kind of cosmogonical pirate exploring chemical balanced regimes of wake - sleep and the seductive dimensions between both. "The purpose of my music is to give people Strength, because life can be a Paradise." - Normal Nada

                                  Blacksea Nao Maya

                                  Calor No Frio

                                    The record opens with "Batidongoo", an earlier track by Kolt and Noronha. Tense, spanking percussion and electronic tones, sounds like slower funaná crossed with the rudiments of kuduro; we think this one opens new ground.

                                    Next up, DJ Perigoso drops "Macobayou", a fast, futuristic batida track with plenty of drums to hang on to (or lose yourself to). "Assabakuse" keeps the pace and adds emotion in the form of clipped guitar, the actual ruler of melody in here. It becomes irresistible in no time.

                                    Side B on the vinyl version begins by spreading pure love. "We Send This" does sound like a gift to us listeners. Closer to house in tempo, this one reflects classic African music, sure, but also a synthetic, modern type of R&B sound in its layers of ambience. Short, direct, beautiful. "Perseguição" (translates as "Chase") soundtracks a run through the jungle, over fallen trees, branches, around big rocks and in sight of wild animals."Comandante Em Chefe" has an undulating melodic hook occupying the whole duration of the song. Again, like slowed down funaná accordion and it rises clearly above the usual complex percussive layers. It later gains even more artificial tones and echoes. Alien rumba for ballroom dance matinees

                                    Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra Ft. Arthur Verocai

                                    Step Into My Life - John Morales M&M Remixes

                                      The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra, Far Out's 20th anniversary disco project, released its double LP last year. It features the arrangements of Azymuth's late Maestro José Roberto Bertrami and the legendary Arthur Verocai alongside a host of other Brazilian musical icons. This is the latest in a series of vinyl only 12" remixes and edits on Far Out. Previous producers providing their re-works to the series include Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, Mark Pritchard, 4hero, Isoul8, LTJ Xperience and more. Unreleased material from the Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra vaults. 'Step Into My Life' sees the elite of Brazil's jazz, funk and samba musicians come together in a scorching disco blaze. Brought to light by the deft touch of NYC disco king John Morales, who channels the joyous hedonism synonymous with the late 70's Paradise Garage and Studio 54 era to create two tight, punchy and dubbed-out floor fillers. Morales himself is a veteran of that era, alongside the pioneering likes of Larry Levan, Francois K and Tom Moulton, a key player in the development of the remix and its wider proliferation in clubs across the globe. Using a classic cut and paste technique with reel to reel tapes, Morales helped transform classics by the likes of Jocelyn Brown, Class Action and Shalamar, extending disco gems to nearly double their running time, emphasising and intensifying their emotion and drama in the process. His certified disco credentials make Morales the perfect man for the job of remixing this alternately classic and modern disco cut, marrying dance music's past and future in a thrilling blend while simultaneously bringing the supreme musicianship and beautiful arrangements of Betrami and Verocai to the fore. A future classic Brazilian disco masterpiece!

                                      Phoenix Feat. Bill Murray

                                      Alone On Christmas

                                        Just in time for the festive season, Phoenix release ‘Alone on Christmas Day’, with special guest Bill Murray on 7” vinyl. This special piece of Christmas gold coincides with the release of ‘A Very Murray Christmas’, which debuts on Netflix on 4th December. Also featured in the performance piece are Paul Shaffer, Jason Schwartzman and Buster Poindexter. The musical comedy, ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ pays homage to classic holiday variety shows and is written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Coppola. This A side of this release features the track featured in the show and the B side features the instrumental version of the track.

                                        Various Artists

                                        Sources - Trax Records Anthology

                                          Sources is a brand new series which will examine the output of a number of extremely influential independent U.S. labels throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

                                          The tenth and final release in the Sources series deals with one of the great House Music labels of all-time (along with DJ International and Underground), Trax records from Chicago. Originally founded by Larry Sherman, Trax had the advantage of being one of the local Chicago independent pressing plants, so when this new phenomenon called House music arrived and people started turning up at Trax with tapes that they wanted to press onto vinyl, then Larry smelt a market and thus Trax records was born.

                                          The label was renowned for its almost punk ethic of simply getting the releases out fast and furiously without much in the way of obvious design values or quality control. Their releases were generally pressed on recycled vinyl and housed in recycled card sleeves – in fact, it was not unusual to open the record and see bits of paper pressed into the vinyl and old printing on the inside of the sleeves! However, the operation perfectly suited the ethos of the music, the majority of which was often made on 4 track machines in numerous bedrooms before being tested at Chicago’s two main House clubs – Music Box via Ron Hardy and the Warehouse, where the legendary Frankie Knuckles ruled the decks. If the bedroom tape got the thumbs up from Ron and Frankie, then usually the aspiring producers would turn up at Trax the next morning and beg to get their productions on vinyl. The deals were probably not great but the lure of holding your own record seemed to override all other considerations. And thus dozens of new careers were hatched.

                                          Sources: The Trax Records anthology has been expertly compiled by Bill Brewster to feature the particular mixes that he favours and every track has been comprehensively re-mastered to the usual Harmless levels. The Trax volume will work nicely with the Sources DJ International and Underground volumes which, together, give a comprehensive overview of the birth of the House music scene in Chicago.


                                          Tell Me - Inc. Ashley Beedle / Severino & Nico De Ceglia / Lay-Far Remixes

                                            Featuring 4 remixes of the enigmatic and bohemian Waterson on Ashley Beedle's Back To The World label.

                                            KDA provides his trademark pulsing bass – a sound that recently propelled him to No. 1 with Tinie Tempah & Katy B - delivering a rolling dub remix with nods to early-90s house. Ashley Beedle works his house magic referring to the classic King Street neighbourhood New York vibe which spawned the sounds of Levan and Knuckles.

                                            Horse Meat Disco's Severino teams with Nico De Ceglia, and partner in crime as the Hyena Stomp project, to give 'Tell Me' the proto-house treatment – both raw and full of the uplifting and urgent energy of disco.

                                            Fast emerging as one of Europe's most in-demand deep-house producers and a leading light in the underground Moscow house scene, Lay-Far re-works the track with mesmerising depth & soul to turn in a track that will win over fans of Motor City Drum Ensemble and Max Graef alike.

                                            Mike Cooper

                                            White Shadows In The South Seas

                                              A blend of ambient, exotica and field recordings, inspired by Frederick O’Brien’s travel book. ‘Twilit dreams spanning Pacific shores in pulsing waves of richly coloured rythyms, tropical sound fields and Polynesian-inspired slide guitar. Moving deconstructively beyond a passion for Islander kitsch, this is a unique, self-questioning kind of Blues, infused with other musics, bearing witness to the complexities of relationships between Islander people and visitors.’ First time out on vinyl; in silk-screened sleeves, with metallic ink.

                                              “This record is about cycles. From the tiny cycles of loops within songs to the broader cycle of the whole album, which is designed to take you away and bring you home again at the end. Loops within loops. Loops overlapping in different ways and shifting as they go can take you very far away. You hear it in lots of African music, in jazz and hip hop”.

                                              Mo Kolours explores this theme through both music and lyrics. "Pass It Round" is about giving and receiving, and the importance of depending on others. "Orphan’s Lament" is named after a Mongolian folk song, and Mo Kolours' own words urge the listener to “fall to get up again” among a set of inescapably linked opposites. The message may be optimistic or otherwise, depending on the listener’s point of view. The theme also appears in his choice of cover versions as he reinterprets songs absorbed in his youth: "Harvest For The World" by the Isley Brothers and The Stranglers’ "Golden Brown", from which the album title is derived.

                                              “The Stranglers are one of my earliest memories of music. I had an auntie who was a huge fan and my parents had all their records. ‘Golden Brown’ always gave me such a beautiful feeling, way before I knew what it was supposed to be about”.

                                              “I've always admired producers who push your ear, who draw you into unexpected elements of a song. I like it when people use a minimal number of elements and find ways of making you re-engage with each of them. It can be subtle, just a drum or the repetition of a word. I was thinking about that in the arrangement of the whole album”.

                                              Raised on the traditional sega music of his father’s Indian Ocean homeland alongside records by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson, Mo Kolours adds hip hop, dub, soul and other electronic styles to his individual sound. His approach could find him placed alongside Madlib or The Gaslamp Killer but he would be equally happy in the company of James Blake, Erykah Badu, Theo Parrish or Moodymann.


                                              The Right To Dance With Somebody

                                              With this, the first in a series of edits done under the LA MISSION banner, Chrissy has perfectly embodied our need to connect with the past and examine and retain the history of dance music, while relating it to our present and future community.
                                              Don't think this makes the record boring. Far from it, Chrissy's year of edits series is chock full of the best of the best of the booty-shaking-tastic best of lost and classic songs made e v e n b e t t e r .

                                              The title track is a high-energy, filtered Disco punch to the face, pushing people into a St. Vitus Dance of ecstatic reverie.
                                              On the flip, 'Another Workout' is the sultry, darkroom version of a rock and synth inflected jazzercise class.

                                              We at La Mission couldn't be more excited about this. While you dance, think. Think about who chooses how/where/with whom/when you are allowed to dance. And fight for that right.

                                              "The title of this record might seem anachronistic. After all, people rarely dance with a partner anymore. More often they're in a crowd, facing the DJ, simultaneously dancing alone and with everybody.
                                              It's a part of dance music culture that we take for granted, but it's a recent development [...] Did you know that in 1960s New York it was illegal for two men to dance with each other?" - CHRISSY

                                              It's always been tricky predicting what Firecracker Recordings will release next, though few would have expected an EP of freestyle, darkside drum machine jazz and percussive drone from Berceuse Heroique, Nous and Bedouin regular Healing Force Project. Sounding like early 23 Skidoo replayed on drum machines and samplers, there's much to admire about the hectic rhythms, foreboding textures and dusty samples at the heart of Gravitational Lensing. It's unclassifiable and completely out there, paranoid, dense and intense, with the fizzing drums, mangled horns and metallic percussion hits of "Random Walks" just edging out the experimental jungle-jazz madness of "Apophenia" in the "top tracks" stakes.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              Ltd 12" Info: Screen printed sleeve

                                              • Healing Force Project & Area Remixes
                                              • Strictly limited vinyl
                                              • Silkscreened artwork by House Of Traps & Al White
                                              • Custom, unique Obi-strip artwork

                                              When commissioning remixes, the best labels think outside the box. That's exactly what Firecracker's Lindsay Todd did when seeking out producers to rework tracks from Linkwood's excellent Expressions album. On this second 12" in an ongoing series, that faith has paid dividends. Whereas the original version of "Ignorance Is Bliss" was a warm, woozy, sun-kissed deep house affair, Healing Force Project has reinvented it as a stargazing chunk of 21st century space jazz, complete with twinkling chords, low-slung double bass and reverb-laden drum solos. The Musephased interpretation of "Love Lost" by Kimochi label head Area sticks closer to the ultra-deep, melancholic vibe of Linkwood's original, but adds a frisson of excitement via bubbling, Detroit-influenced electronics and hypnotic rhythms.

                                              • Nummer & Ghosts Of The Sky Remixes
                                              • Strictly limited vinyl
                                              • Silkscreened artwork by House Of Traps & Al White
                                              • Custom, unique Obi-strip artwork

                                              For the first in a series of reinterpretations of material from Linkwood's superb Expressions album, Firecracker Recordings has turned to Chicago deep house veterans Ghosts of the Sky (AKA Perpetual Rhythms’ Chicagodeep and Taelue), and fast-rising machine abusers Nummer. The latter dive into an aquatic techno tip, turning the becalmed and melancholic "Love Lost" into a techno-tempo stroll through vintage Carl Craig chords, sweaty machine percussion, and yearning melodies. There's a warmer and heavier, if surprisingly stripped back, feel to Ghosts of the Sky's version of "Object", with spluttering electronics and sumptuous chords stretching out over a rich synth bassline and hissing, cymbal-heavy groove.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              Ltd 12" Info: Screen printed sleeve

                                              Fresh from declaring cyber war on Isis, the KKK and the Saudi Arabian government, everybody's favourite hacktivists keep their iron in the dancefloor fire, reminding us all of their lighter side with this three tracker of edit excellence. Strutting its funky, fierce stuff all the way across the A-side is "Forever Together", a big, bold and bass heavy rework of the bona fide Paradise Garage classic by Exodus. Emerging from that most flavourful post-disco, pre-house melting pot, this cut could make a dead man dance quicker than you can say St. Vitus. "Love's Not Real" kicks off the flip, seeing our mysterious masters pushing the tempo and pulling us deep into the groove with a big, bumping peak time refix of Alonzo Turner's sumptuous disco soul cut "Whoever Said It". The quality stays sky high as we head to the laser fuelled funk of the B2, an fx heavy, acid soaked edit of Gordon's War unclassic "The Rock Is Gonna Get You". In case you didn't know, this label is buy-on-sight, so just get it on your home platter and groove into the future.

                                              Copenhagen’s Music For Dreams continues its run of great releases with a tasteful 12 inch from label boss Kenneth Bager who presents four on-the-money remixes of his single ‘Sunshine Stereo’ taken from forthcoming album ‘Follow The Beat’. Currently enjoying heavy rotation on P3 (Denmark’s answer to Radio One), this summery anthem gets makeovers from Denmark’s Jazzbox, Greek duo Bonnie & Klein and from Mr Bager himself who teams up with Napoli-born producer extraordinaire Tuccinelli to give us not only a superb extended vocal mix but also an on-fire dub version of the track that’s sure to be a future classic both for the Balearic brigade and all lovers of funky downtempo dubbed-out weirdness. Treading the same territory as the fabulous Frankie Knuckles’ ‘Hallucinogenic’ mix of ‘Ain’t Nobody’, this dub is full of tricks, teasing and pleasing the dancefloor and already getting strong support from Moonboots, Amnesia legend Leo Mas and Danish DJ Peter Visti. Elsewhere Jazzbox deliver a great uptempo beach boogie version full of soul and groove making great use of the unmistakeable voice of Damon Scott, known for his work with Storm Queen, while Bonnie & Klein produce a very special percussive jazzy dub mix. The pair are on a roll at the moment and this remix with its warm marimba vibes creates that Mediterranean vibe we all love. A real sun-soaked winter warmer, this 12” feels like a knitted sweater in the cold! Limited vinyl.

                                              Local Talk release number 66 moves in deeper territories with a duo that needs no further introduction, Greg Dowling, Shane Johnson aka Fish Go Deep.

                                              These two fine gents have been releasing music for more than two decades. Both Greg & Shane played an integral part in the emergence of House music in Cork City between the years of 1988 and 2001 as their well renowned 'Sweat' night at Sir Henrys helped to attract a host of talent, such as Kerri Chandler, Laurent Garnier, DJ Deep, Glenn Underground, Derrick May just to name a few.
                                              It's a big, big honour to have them on aboard for this debut on Local Talk.

                                              First track, Off Script, takes us straight back to the days of Prescription. The driving kick and bassline, warm pads and a hypnotic melody line that crescendos throughout the track keeping you hooked from start to finish.

                                              On the flip, Northern Reach, follows on the same theme. It hits deep, the strings adds that extra bit of drama and again showing the duo's skill in creating perfect atmospheric and timeless deep house.

                                              You wouldn't be surprised to hear Dixon drop this in a DJ set.



                                                Hitting you like the soundtrack to some wonderful film you will never see, the depth and emotion of the sound of Farbror Resande Mac will take your breathe away.

                                                They have crafted a wonderful EP for Back To The Balearics, which offers the listener a refreshing break from the norms of electronic music making.

                                                Across the 5 tracks they cover a variety of moods and themes with great technical skill and top class production values, while creating musical patterns that conjure up images of star studded Scandinavian skies, Balearic sunsets and the buzz of great cities at night.

                                                So why not step off the musical beaten track with Farbror Resande Mac on Back To The Balearics? You won't regret taking the wander...

                                                Max Essa

                                                Cascade Moon / Hearts In Flood

                                                  First release from Max Essa on this promising new label. Exclusive Japan Import!

                                                  This Heat

                                                  Health And Efficiency

                                                    * First official vinyl re-issue in collaboration with original band members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward
                                                    * 24 bit/96 kHz re-master from original analog tapes
                                                    * 180 gram wax housed in an expanded gatefold tip-on jacket
                                                    * Includes booklet with track notes and archival photos

                                                    "The Beatles of modern experimental music.” - Damon McMahon (Amen Dunes)

                                                    With their self-titled debut, This Heat sowed the seeds of post-punk, avant rock, noise rock and post-rock. The album took the trio – Charles Bullen, Charles Hayward and Gareth Williams – two years to create, and placed them at the forefront of experimental music. The follow-up, the 20-minute Health and Efficiency, proved to be a less labored – and more conventional – record to make. Bridging the gap between the debut and their masterpiece, Deceit, the 1980 release found the band settling into a groove at their studio, Cold Storage.

                                                    The eight-minute title track, remembers Charles Hayward, "was improvised pretty much fully-formed," and included the sound of the neighboring school's playground and the band rolling bottles around in the gallery space next to their studio. That’s where they found the maxi-single's sleeve too – Pete Cobb’s blue and white image was on display in the same gallery. As Charles Hayward notes: "Everything seemed to fall into place."

                                                    On the B-side, the drone for “Graphic/Varispeed” came from the song "24 Track Loop" on the first album, albeit manipulated, slowed down and sped up. "In the process, we realized that we liked the morphing of the sound from one state to another as the vari-speed combed the sound across the equalization, like a microscope. So we recorded the process itself, which is what you hear here," says Hayward. The intention was for the single to be able to be played at 33, 45 or 78 RPM – which you're welcome to do with this reissue, too.

                                                    Celebrating This Heat’s 40th anniversary in 2016, Modern Classics Recordings will re-issue the band's catalog - 1979’s This Heat, 1980’s Health and Efficiency, and 1981’s Deceit - with full co-operation of surviving members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward. Four decades on, the tireless efforts of This Heat's process can once again be a revelation for new audiences.

                                                    * First official vinyl re-issue in collaboration with original band members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward
                                                    * 24 bit/96 kHz re-master from original analog tapes
                                                    * 180 gram wax housed in an expanded gatefold tip-on jacket
                                                    * Includes booklet with track notes and archival photos

                                                    "Vital, attacking, beautiful, composed and experimental music of great originality and urgency. True innovators and lovers of music-making." - Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)

                                                    With their debut album and follow-up maxi single Health and Efficiency, This Heat sowed the seeds of post-punk, avant rock, noise rock and post-rock, placing the trio – Charles Bullen, Charles Hayward and Gareth Williams – at the forefront of experimental music.

                                                    However, 1981's Deceit is the one that truly deserves its reputation as a classic of the post-punk era, tying up the myriad threads of their work so far and adding accessibility and melody to the still furiously forward-thinking sound.

                                                    Recorded in a variety of studios including the band's own Cold Storage, the 11 tracks put a sense of social anxiety and global paranoia to the fore. Some lyrics were "harvested" from TV commercials (“Sleep”), others described the curtain-twitching of surveillance society (“Triumph”), and some were screamed with raw, ragged abandon, like on “Makeshift Swahili”. “Makeshift was a big learning situation for me," says Hayward. "I learned to let go with my voice, to release the energy that each song required, no matter where that might lead. The song, about the collapse of language, was central to the Deceit idea."

                                                    Musical innovations abound too – drum tracks were recycled from other recordings, albeit in manipulated and mutated form, and “Independence” reverses the melody of earlier track “Fall Of Saigon”. It's an album whose themes and sounds unfurl before the listener, the mood of edgy, pre-apocalyptic tension growing throughout. Says Hayward: "I still think of this record as a dream within a dream."

                                                    This Heat split a year after the release, with Bullen and Hayward completing the final tour without Williams. Hayward went on to form Camberwell Now and Bullen recorded as Lifetones. A tentative 2001 reunion came, tragically, too late – Williams died of cancer within a month of them meeting to rehearse.

                                                    Celebrating This Heat’s 40th anniversary in 2016, Modern Classics Recordings will re-issue the band's catalog - 1979’s This Heat, 1980’s Health and Efficiency, and 1981’s Deceit - with full co-operation of surviving members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward. Four decades on, the tireless efforts of This Heat's process can once again be a revelation for new audiences.

                                                    * First official vinyl re-issue in collaboration with original band members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward
                                                    * 24 bit/96 kHz re-master from original analog tapes
                                                    * 180 gram wax housed in an expanded gatefold tip-on jacket
                                                    * Includes booklet with track notes and archival photos

                                                    "This Heat sounded like the future then ... and still do now." - Dan Snaith (Caribou)

                                                    Isn't it so often the case that the most innovative works of art – the ones that break the ground where others follow – are the ones that seem to reach only the ears of those who take those ideas and run with them? So it is with This Heat and their eponymous debut album frequently referred to as 'blue and yellow' for its ultra-minimal jacket. Within its 48 minute run time, the seeds of post-punk, avant rock, noise rock and post-rock can be found.

                                                    Formed in Brixton, a multicultural, and – at the time – down-at-heel part of south London, This Heat were born into a music scene in rapid flux, first thanks to the punk explosion and then via new wave and its myriad offshoots into pop, rock and art-rock. But while many sought to apply punk attitude to chart-friendly sounds, This Heat were concocting some of the most experimental ideas ever committed to tape, taking influence from musique concrète, krautrock, the burgeoning industrial scene and even the dub reggae blasting out in their home borough.

                                                    Their debut album had – for the time and for the DIY scene – an unusually long gestation, recorded in sessions between February 1976 and September 1978 in a variety of studios including their own Cold Storage, a converted cold storage room in the Acme Studios complex. Innovating throughout, they combined loops and tape manipulation with live performance and haunting vocals to a complex, dissonant whole. The band recorded everything they ever did – including gigs – and tracks such as “Water” were entirely improvised in the studio.

                                                    Given the difficult, abrasive, and involved nature of their sound, This Heat never found anything approaching mainstream success, but patronage by the influential Radio 1 DJ John Peel meant they reached a national audience – whether that audience was ready for them or not.

                                                    Celebrating This Heat’s 40th anniversary in 2016, Modern Classics Recordings will re-issue the band's catalog - 1979’s This Heat, 1980’s Health and Efficiency, and 1981’s Deceit - with full co-operation of surviving members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward. Four decades on, the tireless efforts of This Heat's process can once again be a revelation for new audiences.

                                                    Hearts Hearts


                                                      Perhaps fitting for a band Conceived in a monastery in Upper Vienna, Hearts Hearts create beautiful, elegiac songs which live at the intersection of classical and contemporary electronic and pop music.

                                                      Coming a generation after their spiritual forebearers like The Notwist and Radiohead, Hearts Hearts do not so much repeat or pay homage to these artists, but instead build upon them and ask how much has changed in the decade since there and then.

                                                      Anchored by Österle’s voice and as likely to evoke Sigur Ros as Flying Lotus, their debut album Young is an album about experimentation and observation - literate, sophisticated, but vulnerable and warm.
                                                      The songs on Young resemble miniature symphonies in their composition and dynamic scope, where surprising choices create a sense of tension and provocation. Tension that is so evident in the icy, melancholy “AAA” which pairs skittery, propulsive odd-time signature beats with long, legato cello lines to form a sweeping, moving aural landscape, or the racing machine heart of the title track “Young” with its mechanical beats straining against Österle’s yearning vocals. And the R&B-influenced “I Am In” which shows the band in a moment of reflection, sensual and human.

                                                      And this sense of tension and release, is reflected in the lyrics and, indeed, the concept for the album as a whole. «Young deals with the familiar patterns we find ourselves in life, the constrictions that come with that, and most of all, the attempt of breaking through, to temporarily stop going through the motions.» says David Österle, lead singer and writer. «Our lives are so over-defined and over-structured (that) we are measuring and weighing and then cutting off what’s undefined. And in reaction to all this, we are seeking spaces of temporary escape.»

                                                      Finnitus Edits #1

                                                      Night & Day Sexy Ton / Shoe Shop

                                                      From the dusty bargain bins of Europe comes Finnitus Edits # 1 !

                                                      Hidden in plain sight , two Italian Disco monsters have been rearranged for your pleasure, with the seductive flamenco guitar of the up-beat Night and Day Sexy Ton, balancing out the massive bassline madness of Shoe Shop.

                                                      PRIVATE PRESS - DINKED 7" - 300 COPIES ONLY - NO DIGITAL

                                                      First off, "Diggin' Disco Deep Vol 1" sold-out in just a couple of days and a subsequent repress was snaffled up just as quickly. Then, the highly anticipated follow up came and went in much the same way. Now after a brief delay in the pressing plant queue, the second disc of that hot double pack follows the first, comging back to delight djs and dancers alike. Boasting the production talents of a who's who of contemporary dancefloor freaks, this platter sees Junktion, Funkyjaws, Martin Hayes and label head VinylAddicted side by side, delivering an all killer selection of innovative deep-disco and inspired deep house. Junktion kicks the set off the only way he knows how, working sizzling percussion, body moving bass and jazzy keys into a sultry deep disco groover par excellence. Next up, Funkyjaws adds a thumping kick and frisky filter to a properly funky groove (complete with guitar solo) to deliver a midtempo house cut ripe for peaktime play. If you like your music deep and hypnotic then you should lend an ear to Martin Hayes' "Eternia", a stone cold groove teased to perfection through long filters, gradual evolution and the kind of floor flaying arrangement we got from The Revenge at his best. Last word naturally falls to label boss VinylAddicted, and the producer takes full advantage via the widescreen tech-house of "Felt So Good". Taking disco as his inspiration, VA brings in dubby synths and spacious sonics to create a shimmering cut worthy of any mainroom. Mixed and mastered the old fashioned way, this 180 pressing sounds as fat as it gets, so give it a spin in your next set.

                                                      London - based Axe On Wax starts its 2016 with a special package including 2 original tracks from Chicago's legends Boo Williams and Jordan Fields, backed up with remixes from Detroit's maestro Andres and Steve Murphy.

                                                      The London based imprint is slowly building a reputation for putting out high quality House music, strictly groovy, strictly made for vinyl lovers. Label honcho Fede LNG has put together a list of producers and remixers that could easily get any club sold out: Iron Curtis, Liam Geddess, Stefano Esposito, Oli Furness, Chaos In The CBD just to name a few.

                                                      The next instalment on the label is another four tracker on wax this time featuring true monster of unconditionally straight House Music: Chicagos' legend Boo Williams and Rawax and Underground Trax usual suspect Jordan Fields.

                                                      On the remix duties we can also find Mahogani's own Andres and Italy's pride Steve Murphy.

                                                      The latest AOW releases includes 4 tracks which are a miscellaneous of grooves, warm pads, rough drums forged to make damages on the dance floor. The A1 sees Chicago's House lord Boo Williams breaking the tempo and creates a delicate but magical atmosphere while remixing Andre's original: that baseline won't leave your mind easily…. On the remix duties Andres delivers pure love.

                                                      The Motor City's producer mixes his ability with creating uplifting melodies and perfectly uses them onto a straight unstoppable rhythmical session.

                                                      On the flipside Jordan Fields makes the listener loosing themselves with intricate loops driven by its relentless groove and always on point synth lines. Steve Murphy delivers a version which has his name written all over: raw in your face drums - stomping, elevating, low - fi. Pure Techno poetry. 

                                                      It's backed up by 3 solid remixes, firstly by the one and only Robert Hood.

                                                      Mark of course delivered the latest release, Stunned (97 Mix) / Decay on Hood's M-Plant label and now Hood returns the favour by adding his signature touches to Frontline.

                                                      Beard Man's previous release was the Circuit Boost EP by Space DJz.

                                                      Now one half of the duo, Ben Long collaborates once again with Oliver Way, otherwise known as Mr O from Detroit Grand Pubahs for a deeper take on the original.

                                                      Manchester's techno alchemist and master of the Roland TR-808, the enigmatic MR.RAW, debuting MANCDETROIT 12” on WIN or LOOSE Records straight outta Toronto CA! Long term nightclub shaman on the Northwest of England circuit, Raw served time in Rotterdam's early 90s gabba circles before returning back to Manchester to twist brain's n bodies with his wild blend of freestyle techno. Raw's witnessed trends in production go from hardware to soft and back again but he's never strayed from a solid rack mount set up based solely around the TR-808. With a few added choice fx processors Raw's style is loose'n'live and captures a pure spirit rarely exercised by today's pacified youth.

                                                      "Perseus Dance" sounds like the kind of shit the great Ron Hardy would jam on, with two copies, for hours. Inflicting a sherm-stick flavored mind-blast to the floor that may have indeed caused the good man to blush, we find percolating 808 percussion woven together with a mystic, fizzing lead line and twangy analogue artifacts. Darkside acid dragged wailing and whining from Rusholmes drains.

                                                      Flip and we have "Hard On": a twisted x-rated porno horror jam. Raw's rapid-fire double-speed drum loops firing away while a plethora of abhorrent vox and coital sounds converge onto the track. A total wrecking ball of filth and hellish distortion which just smolders away in the basement of some sadistic nightclub like a rotten but highly intoxicating fungus ready to switch on any passing freaks.

                                                      Four Tet

                                                      Pink - Vinyl Edition

                                                        All eight tracks on 'Pink' were originally released on a series of 12"s through Kieran Hebden’s Text label in 2011 and 2012. Later made available on a Japanese CD and download, the record is now finally being released on a full vinyl abum.

                                                        The album opens with 'Locked', which mixes shards of synths and gamelan flutes a dubstep style bassline wobble. Post-dubstep? Future-jazz? Global-bass? We don't care, we just love it. "Lion" is 4/4 but smudged and shoulder-dropped, its swinging hats forcing the hips to wiggle and the radioactive atmospherics giving it that dark, UK edge. "Jupiters" contrasts blissed-out digital arpeggios with hard-as-nails rumbling UKG beats. "Ocras" is a nagging, incessant late night club number - druggy and disorientating, its repetition and driving nature make for a hypnotic ride. As the title hints at "128 Harps" features plucked harp, which adds melody to the bruising bass rumble and hefty syncopated rhythm. Next up is upbeat, straight-ahead funky house cut "Pyramid", followed by Kraut-inspired, beatless synthesizer jam "Peace For Earth". Last but not least is "Pinnacle", featuring a live-played funky bassline and picked-out piano chords. The track moves effortlessly along an extended house backing track before opening out into beautiful spiritual jazz piano work.

                                                        Disco Tools 1° Moods is the first ep of Sampling Moods Records Label.

                                                        In this first release Eddie lays down the defining ingredients of his label: disco-funk samples, distinct rhythms and recordings on tape. Assisted by his mentors, Eddie sets out to make his mad passion for a particular music (…classics from the Paradise Garage, the Loft sounds and the disco-funk hits) amalgamate with a galvanising rhythmic construction, which is raw and rough.

                                                        As a piece of art that touches our mood, SAM try to make us rediscover the power and love of the original classics, through the continuous repetition of the samples.

                                                        The label focus on a specific musical need and want to offer a contemporary garage house, raw and essential interpretation of some rare groove hits and other disco classics.

                                                        The choice to add only rhythmical scores is due to enhance and exploit the sample itself.

                                                        After a string of releases for Omena, Transatlantyk and Studio Barnhus, Wroclaw-based Naphta delivers his first EP for Maciek Sienkiewicz's FASRAT label. This is house music like you've never heard before - loose, freaky, hippie, voodoo machine funk, highly infectious grooves for any modern dancefloor. As always FASRAT delivers also a stunning artwork - this time by renowned graphic designer Ania Goszczynska.

                                                        Shining Bird frontman Dane Taylor serves up a beautiful piece of mellow beach pop, drenched in antipodean sunshine. This is made for sipping cold drinks under palm tree shade or swinging hammock dreams. The flip sees Balearic Commander in chief Leo Mas and his ever present colonel Fabrice deliver a truly stunning piece of balearic chug. Deep ambient textures capturing the essence of a smiley sunset. Happy happy. Uber hitting the balearic nail on the head once more.

                                                        Inspired by dazzling reefs and swaying palm trees, Micronesia makes its debut with a fresh and captivating collection of deep cuts. While Purpura's "Touch" is an intricate and tripped out excursion, superbly combined with a contagious rhythm, LK's "Hot Coffee" is a lustfully crafted piece of slow house with an hypnotic drive. On the flip side, Blaktronix (aka Lady Blacktronika), delivers a luscious and soul-filling beatdown track. Rudolf C closes the record with "First boats", a groovy joint with a seductive feel.

                                                        500, 12" 180g, hand stamped, individually numbered records, single press only.

                                                        Tusk says "I wanted to go back to the way the label started for the 20th release, so I've put together a VA which captures the way the label has moved in the past couple of years and will continue to shift"

                                                        Detroit's Jared Wilson provides the 10th release for Super Rhythm Trax and it lives up to it's title.

                                                        On "Plate Mining" and "Idea Of A Deep State", Jared goes in deep with lush, strings that sooth you as the 303 works it's magic underneath. while "How Deep" provides a brooding Acid Line and works the percussion. Minimal but deadly.

                                                        Jared has long been on the SRTX want list after proving himself as a master craftsman with a slew of classy releases on his own 7777 label.

                                                        Super Rhythm Trax is overjoyed to have him on the roster being one of the most skilled knob twiddlers out there who knows how to work it but also and perhaps more importanty, when to hold back.

                                                        Following the release of the "Eleccio" mix CD in 2014, Especial has continued on it's path to develop and push a club sound that is slightly more leftfield than the on-going boompty House rehash, the mutation of nu-disco in to something a bit more proggy, trancey and the never ending thud-drug-chug of the 110 bpm ableton-for-beginners brigade, by offering a mixture of musically psychedelic, twisted, dubbed-out, proto-obsessed club EPs. Possibly falling between pillar and post, an audience does exist though and to celebrate that fact, a new mix CD - this time helmed by rising shipmates Khidja - is incoming. As before, "Junta" is a best of best from the previous 9 releases (EES011 - 019), plus a few special extras from our Romanian duo. To accompany the CD release, a Sampler EP again focuses on some unreleased gems, unheard versions and a special remix. We start with a remix from Khidja and their own take on the very special Masimbabele. Upon
                                                        hearing a Remix EP was in the works, the duo begged for a go and rightly so, as here is possibly the best remix, with a dubby groover. This is followed by an unreleased cut by another, but not forgotten, combo. While C&A are M.I.A, here then is an extended rework of a stand out pop-ode taken from their underrated Migration album. On the flip is new member, Alphonse, taking his proto-rave-poem deep in to the echo chamber to create a unique dub that is very much for the smokers. Finally, Khidja offer the "original" version of Looki. An ambient version appeared on the Love On The Rocks label in early 2015, but here, finally, with kick, bass and some wiggle, is their balearic masterpiece. Gracias Discos Especials !!

                                                        This promising Israeli talent delivers two slow burning tracks oozing with eastern influence and informed by the modern sounds of dance. Part of the 84% Creativity crew, Naduve presents his second release with Cocktail d'Amore in the form of a two track EP which revels in it's dark and seductive energy. "No Good News" builds over it's 7-minute run layering mystic vocal synths and coupling them with splashing hats and tight shakers to give just enough beat driven energy to keep a crowd to attention. The flying guitars and staccato synths of "A Trip In Tel Aviv" slither over half beat percussive structures to give this track a sinister feel ideal for late, late, late nights. Wunderkind Man Power drops a tab on "A Trip..." giving it a fresh take perfect for psychedelically inclined moments.

                                                        Electric Light Orchestra

                                                        Out Of The Blue

                                                          Special edition clear double LP Vinyl version of this classic album from 'Electric Light Orchestra'. 



                                                            Death Waltz Recording Company is delighted to take you back to the schoolyard for a dose of fun with Kreng's score to COOTIES. A group of elementary teachers – including Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, and Rainn Wilson – up against an army of feral kids infected with a mystery virus, bringing new meaning to the term “playground violence." Produced by Wood's company Spectrevision, COOTIES is already shaping up to be a modern cult classic, not least through its infectious music.

                                                            Composed by the avant-garde project Kreng (aka Belgian musician Pepjin Caudron) the score for COOTIES reflects a number of influences, from Bernard Herrmann's work for strings to spaghetti westerns through a trip hop filter set to “extreme foreboding”. Kreng's approach will surprise and intrigue, compared to many scores of its ilk. While it's synth-heavy, there are key roles for haunting vocal effects and violins, mixing both aesthetically beautiful and madcap cues to create waves of emotionally and viscerally powerful tunes. COOTIES stands proud alongside – and in some cases above - the crop of contemporary horror scores. Relax, put the needle on the wax, and let this record infect your ears. You'll be voracious for more.

                                                            Hidden Charms

                                                            Love You Cause You're There

                                                              Blues rockers Hidden Charms have announced the upcoming release of their latest single Love You Cause You’re There. The track serves as the perfect follow-up to their hugely successful debut double AA side single Dreaming Of Another Girl/Long Way Down, produced by Shel Talmy (The Who/The Kinks).

                                                              Comprising of Vincent Davies (singer, guitarist & bassist), Ranald Macdonald (co-singer, keyboardist, guitarist & bassist), Josh Lewis (guitarist & bassist) and Oscar Robertson (drummer), the London quartet have already supported the likes of Benjamin Booker, Hanni El Khatib and X Ambassadors, held a four-week Club NME Koko residency and received extensive airplay from the likes of Zane Lowe (Beats 1), Annie Mac (Radio 1), Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and John Kennedy (XFM) since forming in April 2014.

                                                              The Londoners’ sound, both thrillingly new and yet drenched in musical history, has already earned them plenty of plaudits and with their debut EP due out early next year, Love You Cause You’re There should provide a welcome taste of things to come.

                                                              Hidden Charms’ Love You Cause You’re There, produced by Mr Chop (production credits include MF Dooms/Stones Throw Records), and B-side ‘Scarab Beetle Shuffle’ will be released by Deltasonic Records (The Coral/The Zutons/The Dead 60’s)

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Kitsune Maison 17

                                                              Get ready for another shipload of fresh musical discoveries gathered by the renowned French imprint.

                                                              And as ever it’s filled with the quirkiest pop you’ll find this side of good taste. The World Wild Issue introduces you to the global cream of the moment: USA, UK, Australia, Brazil, Germany, France… 17 tracks courtesy of an exciting selection of gifted agitators combining immaculate choruses to a certain attitude: youthful, finger on the pulse, oftentimes edgy. World Wild? It’s not so much a sound than a vibe, an organic sensation that could be from anywhere. In a constantly evolving world, where digital reigns supreme, nature - wild and universal - brings us back to our roots and a certain authenticity. It’s also about us Westerners embracing the rhythms and moods of other cultures and yet again pushing the envelope of creativity. Yes, the jungle is where the party’s at!

                                                              Never keen on rehashing the same old, Kitsuné is forever morphing. More than ever, the Parisian imprint is geared at the future and moving on with the times helping giving birth to new musical directions, groundbreaking sound innovations, always tied to killermelodies - a constant on Kitsuné. Rather feminine, at times introspective, often glorious, this latest chapter is also probably groovier than previous installments, digging deep in soulful territories. Make no mistake though, guitars are still loved - indie pop remains tattooed on Kitsuné’s heart. It is character and personality, which above all prevail on the little fox’s label


                                                              I Know There’s Something’s Going On - Lindstrøm Remix

                                                                Best known as a member of the legendary ABBA and for her Phil Collins-produced solo album, Something’s Going On, Swedish pop icon Frida celebrates her 70th birthday this fall. To honor the occasion, fellow Scandinavian and one of the most respected remixer of our era, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, has remixed Frida’s hit single, “I Know There’s Something Going On.” As a huge fan of the album, the Norwegian disco master was delighted to take part in the project.

                                                                The Coral

                                                                Distance Inbetween

                                                                  'Distance Inbetween' is The Coral’s first album of original material since 2010’s Butterfly House, a gap punctuated by last year’s surprise release of their lost album, 'The Curse of Love'. Since their debut EP release in 2001 the band have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003’s chart-topping 'Magic and Medicine'. Their eight Top 40 singles include Dreaming Of You, In The Morning, Pass It On, and Don’t Think You’re The First.

                                                                  Recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studio with co-producer Richard Turvey, 'Distance Inbetween' was recorded live and mostly in just one take. The seams of each of the album’s 12-tracks are purposely rough-hewn and pave the way for a new visceral sound from a totally reenergised band.

                                                                  "Before we started making the album we had discussed that we wanted it to be more minimal and rhythmical,” explains James Skelly (vocals, guitars). “We thought ‘if you've got a rhythm section that’s been playing together for almost twenty years, why not make that the centre of the songs?’"

                                                                  On the album James, Ian Skelly (drums/percussion/vocals), Nick Power (keyboard/vocals), and Paul Duffy (bass/keyboards/vocals) are joined by Coral newbie, guitarist Paul Molloy, formerly of The Zutons.

                                                                  “Paul was playing with Ian in their band, Serpent Power, and we'd all been mates with him for years,” says James. “We already had a couple of tunes recorded and Ian suggested Paul add some guitar. His parts really enhanced the tracks; he understood where he needed to leave space. From that point we didn't look back. We had a full line-up and were confident we could make an album that would stand next to the others."

                                                                  On 'Distance Inbetween' listeners are invited into The Coral’s world of Richard Yates’ books, Alan Moore comics, 1980's toys, the sound of krautrock compilations and Muddy Waters’ Electric Mud, and Gregory Crewdson’s darkly beautiful photography.

                                                                  Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

                                                                  The Dying Of The Light

                                                                    ‘The Dying Of The Light’ is taken from the album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ and includes B-side ‘The Girl With X-Ray Eyes (Demo)’.

                                                                    Keith Hudson

                                                                    Tuff Gong Encounter

                                                                      The unreleased album from 1984 sees the day of light! The final album for Keith Hudson aka The Dark Prince of Reggae was recorded at Tuff Gong Studio and backed by The Wailers! Six extended masterpieces of rasta communications. A must have album for the Keith Hudson fanbase, for Roots Reggae & The Wailers collectors in general, and all the dubheads outernationally!

                                                                      Drums: Carlton Barrett
                                                                      Bass: Aston "Family Man" Barrett
                                                                      Guitar: Junior Marvin
                                                                      Keyboards: Earl "Wire" Lindo, Tyrone Downie
                                                                      Recorded at Tuff Gong Recording Studio
                                                                      Engineered by Oswald Palmer
                                                                      Mixed by King Jammy
                                                                      Produced by Keith Hudson

                                                                      Keith Hudson

                                                                      Jammys Dub Encounter

                                                                        Dub companion to Tuff Gong Encounter showcasing The Wailers in fine style! King Jammy at the controls for six outstanding woofer testing dub picks, cut loud for maximum drum and bass.

                                                                        Amy Winehouse

                                                                        The Collection - 8xLP Box Set

                                                                          Universal Music release an 8 disc, limited edition vinyl box set comprising Amy Winehouse’s three studio albums, live recordings from Amy’s 2007 Shepherd's Bush shows, including tracks available for the first time on vinyl, and an album’s worth of 'Rarities' featuring live session tracks dating back to 2003. Each LP will be pressed onto 180-gram vinyl and the box will also include a bespoke litho print and an exclusive set of photographs taken from the commissioned photo sessions for “Frank” and “Back To Black”.

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                                                                          Link Wray

                                                                          Rumble / The Swag

                                                                            Released in April 1958, Rumble b/w The Swag was Link Wray’s opening salvo. Overnight, Rumble completely changed the nascent rock ‘n roll landscape. Full of crunch, swagger, menace and tribal tattoo rhythms, it was the sound of a switchblade slicing through the heart of tepid pop music. Everywhere, budding musicians like Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend and thousands more replicated its distorted power chords in garages, basements and bedrooms. Playing Rumble was an essential rite of passage for any guitarist who wanted to harness the new music’s mysterious dynamism. Without it, rock ‘n roll as we know it would not exist.

                                                                            Andy Bey

                                                                            Experience And Judgment - Be With Records Edition

                                                                              Way ahead of its time and profoundly relevant in these dark days, Andy Bey’s masterful Experience And Judgment is music to soothe the soul. From the striking cover art to the music contained within, this is as beautiful a record as you’re likely to come across. Against a backdrop of heavenly cosmic soul and spiritual jazz-funk, Bey delivers eternal messages of universal love and peace that still possess great power. Greatly revered by the rare soul and funk community, this album is hugely in demand on vinyl. It has received one – poor quality – repress since its initial 1974 release so Be With Records do us all a favour by presenting a timely and official 180 gram edition.

                                                                              One of the most criminally underrated singers in all music, Andy Bey’s work with Horace Silver and Gary Bartz especially was nothing short of phenomenal. However, it’s his only album from the 70s that is widely regarded as his masterpiece. A one of a kind poetic suite, his spellbinding voice – an operatic baritone – is in extraordinary shape and his delivery goes beyond anything he’d previously committed to tape. The lyrical content reveals an optimistic and spiritual side – brimming with fire and heart – that is wonderfully complimented by his uplifting jazz-funk ensemble.

                                                                              Opener “Celestial Blues” instantly sets the spine-tingling tone that doesn’t let up for the entirety of this mind-expanding journey. A more sober version than the one recorded with Bartz’ NTU Troop, its delicate mix is certainly more engaging. You’d think it impossible to follow that, yet the 11 subsequent tracks all flirt with perfection. Combining propulsive gospel flavours with deep, mellow vibes that vary the pace and levels of funk throughout, this is one metaphysical, sensual ride that will expand your mind, lest it wither and die.

                                                                              Fans of deep soul in general and, in particular, artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Bill Withers, Lonnie Liston Smith, Minnie Riperton and Billy Paul need to check this record.

                                                                              Kylie Minogue

                                                                              Kylie Minogue - Be With Records Edition

                                                                                Tame Impala: “I’ve got a whole album waiting for Kylie Minogue…I have, like, seven songs ready.”

                                                                                Tri Angle Records: “Wow! you’re reissuing all my favourite albums!!”

                                                                                Balearic Mike: “Wow! Brave move. I am a MASSIVE Kylie fan – as are all right-thinking people.”

                                                                                Originally released in 1994, Kylie Minogue represents the fun 90s pop acts had in absorbing an increasingly diverse range of influences – from house and ambient to Balearic and R&B. Beloved by perfect pop fans, this is Kylie’s most sought-after record; finding a decent copy on vinyl will set you back well over £150.

                                                                                Signposting another left turn in Be With’s ‘baffling roster’ (Pitchfork), we proudly present this album’s first ever vinyl reissue as a deluxe special edition, limited to just 500 copies. Righting the wrongs of its initial release, the album now stretches out over two pieces of 180gram vinyl and is presented in a sumptuous gatefold jacket, allowing the iconic Rankin portraits of an empowered, self-aware pop star room to breathe.

                                                                                After phenomenal chart success in the late 80s and early 90s with the PWL hit factory, Kylie desired greater artistic freedom and critical credibility. Her move to dance music label deConstruction, and its commendable hands-off attitude, marked this profound shift In thinking and enabled the singer to make the album she really wanted. Indeed, Kylie Minogue is a sophisticated collection of stylish songs that elegantly reference new jack swing, R&B ballads, ambient pop and piano house.

                                                                                String-drenched epic “Confide In Me” (produced by acclaimed dance duo Brothers in Rhythm) confidently sets the tone whilst “Surrender”, a seductive sunset slow jam, unwittingly anticipates the voguish Balearic pop of the past decade. Jazzy pop-R&B groovers keep things moving but it’s the masterful “Put Yourself In My Place” – in all its understated melancholy – that stops listeners in their tracks. Widely regarded as her finest downtempo moment, the monster single recalled late 80s American R&B but, having never received a proper vinyl release, its inclusion here is worth the price of admission alone.

                                                                                Further orchestral ballads, subtly cinematic pieces and minor key house tracks (with the involvement of the Pet Shop Boys and acid house stalwarts Farley & Heller) serve to complete an assured collage of accessible yet resolutely eclectic ‘perfect pop’.

                                                                                Ennio Morricone

                                                                                The Humanoid - Blue Vinyl Edition

                                                                                  The score for the cult sci-fi movie THE HUMANOID directed in 1979 by ALDO LADO (aka George B. Lewis) was composed by the legendary ENNIO MORRICONE who created some catchy futuristic synthesiser-based arrangements, great electro-orchestral disco grooves and dissonant atmospheric soundscapes, marking quite a departure from his usual style.

                                                                                  Ralf Hildenbeutel


                                                                                    Ralf Hildenbeutel was an essential creative part of the Eye Q label in the 90ies. He was also the producer of some of Sven Väth´s most important releases eg "L'Esperanza" and "Fusion".

                                                                                    Fans of artists such as Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm or Jon Hopkins will enjoy this longplayer. Hildenbeutel mixes complex string-arrangements and piano pieces with clicks & cuts and invents his own coherent language which allows both directions to live in harmony.

                                                                                    Hildenbeutel wrote soundtracks for movies such as "Hommage á Noir" which won the gold medal for music at the New York Film Festival. The film adaption of Martion Suter's "Der Koch", "Ausgerechnet Sibirien", TV thrillers such as "Kommissarin Lucas" and the series "Verbotene Liebe" were scored by Ralf Hildenbeutel. His soundtrack for the international multi-awarded short movie "Momentum" was nominated at the Newport International Film Festival.

                                                                                    The Emotions / Big Daddy Kane

                                                                                    Blind Alley / Ain’t No Half Steppin'

                                                                                      The Emotions sophomore LP “Untouched” was released on the Stax imprint, Volt, back in 1972 and contained the sultry Blind Alley which was sampled by Hip Hop legend Marley Marl here on the flip. Big Daddy Kane’s “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” came out on Cold Chillin’ in 1988 to which the label’s artwork pays tribute to and we feature the longer LP version which has never been on a 45 before….get yours before they’re gone!


                                                                                      Victory / Stealth - Inc. Mala Remix

                                                                                        To be remixed by Mala is a rare honour, and one that is perfectly in line with Dubkasm's ethos of always moving forward while staying true to dub's versioning tradition. This 10" cut of 'Victory' - with dreamy, deep bass, Mala's unique percussion style, and the anthemic horns that helped make the original a huge hit - has been exclusive to Mala and Dubkasm sets for a over year. The accompanying video, with its aerial shots of Bristol and close-ups of the musicians has already been an enormous success. The eerie, echo-drenched b-side, 'Stealth' is an all-new, never heard before track. Paying homage to the classic Xterminator sound, with its heavy drums and transistor trickery, it's a driving, powerful tune. 

                                                                                        Cavern Of Anti-Matter

                                                                                        Void Beats / Invocation Trex

                                                                                          Stereolab are veritable indie-rock legends, with a dedicated worldwide fanbase, and a band much beloved by their fellow musicians, with notable champions including Blur, Pharrell Williams (yes, really), Flying Lotus and Pavement. Most recently, and taking their fandom the extra mile, the prize has to go to !!!.

                                                                                          Cavern Of Anti-Matter are the new band from Stereolab mainman Tim Gane, now Berlin-based and collaborating with original Stereolab drummer Joe Dilworth, and synth wizard Holger Zapf.

                                                                                          We're very pleased to be helping out their label, Duophonic, with the release of void beats/invocation trex, Cavern Of Anti-Matter's first album proper after a number of limited vinyl releases. The album is an epic 72 minute journey featuring guest vocals from Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3), and sound processing from Jan St. Werner (Mouse On Mars). 

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                                                                                          CD Info: Digi-pack CD.

                                                                                          3xDeluxe LP Info: Triple LP in wide-spined sleeve with download card and insert.

                                                                                          De Rosa


                                                                                            This is Glasgow's De Rosa's third studio album and their first for Mogwai's Rock Action Records. They have previously toured with Arab Strap, Doves and Mogwai so fans of those bands plus Interpol, The Twilight Sad and Belle & Sebastian will enjoy this album. 

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                                                                                            LP Info: The LP comes with a download code and is on heavy pressed vinyl.

                                                                                            School Of Seven Bells


                                                                                              SVIIB is the final School Of Seven Bells album, produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta). It was in the summer of 2012 that SVIIB was written, “I can easily say that it was one of the most creative and inspired summers of our lives”, Deheza recounts. “What followed was the most tragic, soul shaking tidal wave that life could ever deliver, but even that wouldn’t stop the vision for this record being realized”.

                                                                                              It was in the fall of 2012 that Curtis was diagnosed with a rare form of T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, less than a year later Deheza would be the sole member of the group. Benjamin Curtis passed away on December 29, 2013. In 2014 Deheza moved to Los Angeles to finish the record with Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, M83), “I’m trying to feature Benjamin as much as possible”, Meldal-Johnsen says. As soon as Alley was settled in LA it took the two only a month and a half to finish the record. “ This is a love letter from start to finish. It's the story of us starting from that first day we met in 2004, and that's the story of School of Seven Bells,” Alley says, “When I see those roman numerals, I just think of an era”.

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                                                                                              Deluxe LP Info: Limited indies only purple vinyl edition.

                                                                                              Bruce Springsteen

                                                                                              The Ties That Bind: The River Collection

                                                                                                Superb new package, taking a comprehensive look at 'The River' era.

                                                                                                A 4 CD set featuring 52 tracks (12 of which are previously unreleased), over 4 hours of video content including 2.5 hours of live concert footage, x1 hour new documentary and exclusive rehearsal footage - all packaged in a 10"x12" hardcover outer slipcase.

                                                                                                Audio:- Original "River" album (x20 songs across x2 CD's), Original "Ties That Bind" album (x10 songs on x1 CD), "The River Outtakes" (x22 songs on x1 CD, x12 of which are previously unreleased).

                                                                                                Video (DVD):- "The Ties That Bind" (60 min documentary), "The River Tour, Tempe 1980" (25 song live concert pt.1), "The River Tour, Tempe 1980" (25 song live concert pt.2), "The River Tour Rehearsals 1980" (5 songs). Includes 'coffee table' style book containing studio & live photographs, liner notes, pages from Bruce's 'The River' notebook, single covers, images & memorabilia documenting the release.

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                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Christians Catch Hell - Gospel Roots 1976-79

                                                                                                  In 1977 Henry Stone invited Thomas Spann down to Florida. Spann was founder and leader of The Brooklyn All Stars, one of the most celebrated gospel quartets in the US; Stone headed TK Records, the biggest independent record company in the world. The All Stars' contract with Jewel Records just happened to be ending. “He called me and asked me would I meet him in Miami," recalls Spann. "And I flew down to Miami, and I met him and we went to this place that sold all these motor homes. He said, pick out one that you want. And I did so. I drove it off the lot that same day. I didn’t take a plane back. I drove that motor home back to North Carolina.” A scorching, sublimely soulful survey of the Gospel Roots label, subsidiary of the mighty TK Records, at the height of the Miami Sound. Mastered at Abbey Road.

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                                                                                                  2xLP Info: Includes 12"x12" 16 page booklet.

                                                                                                  Paul Weller

                                                                                                  Pick It Up

                                                                                                    Sunflower Bean

                                                                                                    Human Ceremony

                                                                                                      Sunflower Bean find magic within friction. The New York trio’s full-length debut album, Human Ceremony [Fat Possum Records], emerges at the intersection of dreamy modern psychedelica and urgent fuzzed-out bliss. That push-and-pull colors the aural tapestry of these three musicians—Jacob Faber [drums], Julia Cumming [vocals/bass], and Nick Kivlen [vocals/guitars].

                                                                                                      “Everything comes from a conflicting interest,” affirms Nick. “We love dream pop, but we also really love rock ‘n’ roll. It’s those two spectrums.”

                                                                                                      “You’re allowed to obsess over Black Sabbath as well as The Cure,” adds Julia. “It’d be boring if everything was just one way or the other.”

                                                                                                      That diversity defined the group’s approach since Nick and Jacob started jamming back in high school. They would hole up in Jacob’s Long Island basement for hours on end, channeling this vast cadre of influences. Julia’s addition would only expand that creative palette further in 2013. Through constant gigging around New York, Sunflower Bean sprouted into a sonic enigma, boasting a fiery musical call-and-response that serves as a centerpiece, giving the music what Jacob refers to as a “lyrical aspect” between the guitars, drums, and bass.

                                                                                                      They transferred this multi-headed energy into their 2015 Independent EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets. At the same time, this distinct alchemy enchanted ever-growing audiences live. By the time, they entered the studio for Human Ceremony, Sunflower Bean had a lively aural cauldron from which to draw.

                                                                                                      They took the summer of 2015 off and retreated to Jacob’s basement to write together. Taking the ideas out of the basement, they hit a Brooklyn studio with producer Matt Molnar [Friends] and tracked eleven tunes in just seven days. Whereas the EP was recorded after Sunflower Bean played 100 shows in one year, Human Ceremony showed the band’s studio side with richer soundscapes, overdubs, and music that had yet to be debuted live.

                                                                                                      On the lead track “Easier Said,” Julia’s delicate vocals glide over a lilting clean guitar that spirals off into a vibrant hum.

                                                                                                      Sunflower Bean’s spell is cast on Human Ceremony.

                                                                                                      “When you’re in a band, you always dream about the first record,” Julia concludes. “It’s that moment where you explore everything that’s been inspiring you.”

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                                                                                                      Indies Exclusive LP Info: Limited edition red vinyl.

                                                                                                      Skin, Flesh & Bones

                                                                                                      Dub In Blood

                                                                                                        Dub is really the music I love to listen to on my own. When you sit down and really listen hard you can find the spaces in the music. Half of it is missing, but the rest is in your head!

                                                                                                        Chef, singer, record producer, owner of 10 record labels and father of 17 children, Phil Pratt is one of the more unusual and elusive characters in Jamaican music. Responsible for some crucial rocksteady sides in the ‘60s, Phil went on to produce some of the best roots music to come out of Jamaica, including huge hits like Artibella and My Heart Is Gone. But since relocating from Kingston, his focus has mostly been on cooking, and his headquarters has been the Scandal restaurant in West London, where his signature dishes are Oxtail Stew and Lobster Curry.

                                                                                                        And cooking is a bit like producing – that’s a fact. You have to put different things together, and you have to mix the bitter with the sweet. No man going to live for ever – dying is bitter and living is sweet. So food and music can’t just be one thing – you have to have both or it don’t have any meaning.
                                                                                                        This attention to detail was carried over into the powerful series of dub albums he issued in the 70s and 80s. I have so many dub albums cos I love dub. In fact overall I sell more dub album than vocal.

                                                                                                        This release, “Dub In Blood”, is one of the rarest and most sought after dub albums of all. Issued in tiny quantities on Phil’s Sunshot label, it now commands ridiculous prices in the collectors’ market. Dub In Blood come out on Sunshot, and that label was beautiful, ca I pretend that all the tunes I’m making coming from the sky and the sun, so they’re always hot, so the label name Sunshot. Yet confusingly the same LP was also issued in England with different track titles and proudly renamed “The Best Dub Album In The World”. Yes, it was my idea to call it that. It was a bold thing to say for a title, but at the time it was the best dub album! So I use a bit of self praise for promotion. And it was very popular.

                                                                                                        Channel One had a very unusual sound but it good. When you hear a Channel One tune you know it make at Channel One. We normally did 6 hour sessions at Channel One. We would spend 20 minutes or half an hour rehearsing each song, and then normally one take to record it. If they make a mistake we go over it again. And sometime you come back and mix the tune another day, ca sometime you no have enough money to finish it that day.

                                                                                                        When you mixing, first you mix each vocal followed by its version, cos it’s easier to remember where to drop things out. Sometime you take an hour or less to balance the vocal mix, and then to mix the dub the engineer is the crucial man, and with your guidance the dub mix take probably four or five minutes. You maybe talk to the engineer about what you want and then you run it one or two time, and most engineer have it musically to know when to do it, cos mixing dub is a free thing. At Channel One we did have a whole heap of effects, like the big delay and reverbs.

                                                                                                        The musicians on this set are Skin, Flesh And Bones, who were primarily a live rather than a studio band, centred around the drumming of Sly Dunbar.
                                                                                                        Sly make sure every producer get them fair amount of drum! He had no partiality. A good lad. You say “ready” and him kick off, and you always get your money’s worth.

                                                                                                        When you record a hit tune, the musician them know immediately, because they feel the energy to lay something nice, and that’s what make a hit tune. When the musicians them ready and you hear them say “Take this one!” then you know it’s there. But if you don’t know exactly what you want then you can get tricked by that, ca the musician might want to go to another session and them want done quick, so sometimes they say “It’s a hit that, next tune!” And you can get caught by that, so you as producer have to know whether you really get it what you want.

                                                                                                        In addition to the original Dub In Blood album, this reissue features 2 [or 3 on CD] bonus tracks also mixed at Channel One, plus the dub to Al Campbell’s Natty Dread Bandwagon, recorded by Lee “Scratch” Perry at the Black Ark.

                                                                                                        I did a lot of work at the Black Ark. Perry is a good boy, with a clean heart. We are two mad people together! Him is musically mad. We hang out a lot, just me and Scratch and some Red Label wine! Him would help you if you in the studio, and say “Pratt, you hear that – is a better sound that.” His mind so good that him would say to you “you’re going the wrong way, you should play this” and it would work. And him not even a musician! A great great mind in the recording business. Him just erratic like me, like how I am selfish – we both never want no one telling us what to do, we just do things whe we feel fi do.
                                                                                                        Phil Pratt is witty, sharp and great company. He is also modest about his place in musical history, and has rarely agreed to be interviewed. Indeed today he sees his creations in the kitchen as pretty much equal in importance to his achievements in the recording studio.
                                                                                                        It’s unusual to have two specialities in life, but they go hand in hand cos when you eat you want listen to music, it’s nice. And being a cook and being a producer, well it’s producing all the way!

                                                                                                        Welcome aboard Tim 'Love' Lee's esteemed label of love: Tummy touch !
                                                                                                        In conjunction with our compadres over at Pacific Beach, we're very happy to have this wonderfully eclectic and long established label on the team
                                                                                                        So, we pick things up with an absolute beauty of a 12 !
                                                                                                        The multi-talented musician, vocalist and champion beatboxer Beardyman features as 'Mountainside' from last years acclaimed 'Distractions' LP undergoes a stellar overhaul from the irresistible partnership of Colleen 'DJ Cosmo' Murphy and London producer extraordinaire Yam Who...

                                                                                                        No surprise these two seasoned party-starters deliver a mesmerising, mid-tempo rework, somewhere between Jagwar Ma & Aficionado's sublime output.
                                                                                                        In other words, a veritable Balearic barn-stormer.

                                                                                                        Dracula Legs


                                                                                                          Limited to 500 copies, London-based DRACULA LEGS and their grunge country are back with a new single to stomp your feet to: it’s a self-release, and it’s a doozy! The band have been compared to everyone from DIYer’s Parquet Courts to The Cramps and Nick Cave and are receiving notable praise form 6Music’s Steve Lemacq and XFMs John Kennedy. 

                                                                                                          ‘Dracula Legs join Fat White Family in successfully making willfully skewed art punk that sounds altogether riveting’ (NME). The long time collaborators, friends and bandmates (former members of Friendship) have spent the past year pursuing solo projects and spiritual journeys whist continuing to self-record and write for the band.

                                                                                                          BULLDOZER manages to conflate love and resentment paving the way musically and lyrically toward remorse whilst taking narratives from different characters. Either way, it should have you cutting a rug, or at least spending the night in the bottom of an empty glass. The B-side was originally written a year ago for “The Line of Best Fit” as part of a holiday compilation which will now see it released on vinyl. Less Christmas, more Festivus. 


                                                                                                          Guilty Of Love LP

                                                                                                            Spearheaded by David Holmes, in collaboration with film and TV composer Keefus Ciancia (True Detective), and songwriter-vocalist Jade Vincent (The Jade Vincent Experiment), Unloved are born of 60's girl groups, influenced by the great George 'Shadow' Morton, Jack Nitzsche, the soundtracks of Morricone, Nino Rota and the electronic sounds of Raymond Scott.

                                                                                                            David met Keefus and Jade in LA in 2013, that same summer Keefus and Jade started a regular Tuesday night residency in Los Feliz called The Rotary Room. A collective of great musicians, including Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption), Gus Seyffert (Beck, The Black Keys), Jay Bellerose (T Bone Burnett) and Deantoni Parks (John Cale), forming informal ensembles curated by Jade, Keefus and David Piltch, with David Holmes invited to DJ between each band.

                                                                                                            These common themes and sonic adventures led to the birth of 'UNLOVED', evoking the sounds and spirit of The Shangri La's, Bruno Nicolai, The Paris Sisters, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Phil Spector's wall of sound.

                                                                                                            A band was then brought together at Woody Jackson's VOX Studios in LA, where the sound they had envisaged could actually be realised. Further Unloved contributors have included the legendary Jim Keltner (John Lennon, Ry Cooder), Wayne Kramer (MC5) and Tommy Morgan (The Beach Boys, Elvis).


                                                                                                            Drum Talk

                                                                                                              Leroy Mattis' first drum was a plastic butter container. "My mother wouldn't buy me a drum because back then the situation in Jamaica was very tense... In 1960 Jamaica was still an English colony, and the drum is a roots instrument." Tommy McCook was living two doors down; during the first years of The Skatalites, Mattis would practise there. In 1970 he was National Junior Drumming Champion, with Count Ossie winning overall; four years later his ensemble battled in the Senior finals with the drummers of the Light Of Saba.

                                                                                                              "Our group was initially called Genesis, it was a 7-piece drum group, but I changed the name to Mabrak, which means Thunder in Amharic. We knew that we were coming with a heavy sound."

                                                                                                              Experiments in percussion, in the middle of the night at Harry J's - funky versions of rhythms like 'Curly Locks', 'Too Late To Turn Back Now' and 'Fattie Fattie', led by talking drums - beautifully mixed by King Tubby, who couldn't believe his ears.

                                                                                                              Originally released in 1976, in paper inners only. Smartly sleeved in quintessential Dug Out style this time around - with an insert, including a recent interview with Mabrak.


                                                                                                              Drum Talk

                                                                                                                In the early seventies Leroy ‘Mabrak’ Mattis studied at Howard University in Washington DC, where he joined a drum and dance group named Contact Africa. Instructor Kojo Fosu introduced him to the talking drum. "I had only seen it in magazines. He started showing me, and taught me the history of it. Talking drum is the highest level of drum music… Going back home in 1973, I knew I was now ready to record. That’s when I bumped into an old friend, Bim Sherman. He knew I was a musician, and he was going to King Tubby’s studio that day. I tagged along. I recorded rasta repeater drum overdubs on his first hit, 100 Years. This allowed me to re-connect with Tubby…"

                                                                                                                With brilliant guitar instead of horns, here is a different version of the rhythm Bim Sherman used for 'Love Forever'. The same as on Mabrak’s 'Drum Talk' LP -  but a little brighter and more dynamic, and bringing a deep, unmissable Tubby's dub.

                                                                                                                The Flaming Lips

                                                                                                                Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994 -1997

                                                                                                                  Clouds Taste Metallic, the band's seventh album, is considered one of The Lips' best and earned them much critical fanfare. All-Music called it "a masterful collection that completes the Flaming Lips' odyssey into the pop stratosphere" and compared it to the Beach Boys' definitive album Pet Sounds. Released on September 19th, 1995, Clouds Taste Metallic is also the last Lips album to feature guitarist Ronald Jones.

                                                                                                                  The set features the entirety of Clouds Taste Metallic plus the rarities The King Bug Laughs (Oddities and Rarities) (a collection of previously unreleased, promo-only, and compilation-only tracks gathered together and available for the first time ever in one place), a promo-only compilation entitled Due To High Expectations The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles For Your Balloons, and a previously unreleased live recording of the band's club show at Moe's captured in Seattle on May 10th, 1996.

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                                                                                                                  Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine

                                                                                                                  Hello, Good Evening, Welcome. And Goodbye: Live At Maida Vale

                                                                                                                    On 7th November 2014, Carter The Unstoppable Machine performed their last ever radio session. It was, of course, for Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6Music show which Steve himself had been instrumental in making happen.

                                                                                                                    The hour long career-spanning set was performed to a small but extremely passionate crowd of fans at the legendary Maida Vale studios in West London, making for a very special occasion. So special that the huge demand for tickets was, according to the BBC, the most ever for a 6Music Maida Vale show. We are now able to bring you this spectacular on CD.

                                                                                                                    JimBob and Fruitbat played a 14 track set featuring many of their hits and fan favourites including Rubbish, The Only Living Boy In New Cross and Sheriff Fatman plus covers of Pet Shop Boys Rent and the Inspiral Carpets This Is How It Feels, featuring guest vocals from none other than Tom Hingley, the Inspiral’s frontman. The release includes sleevenotes from JimBob and recollections of the day by long time band support and paddock buddy, Mr Spoons.

                                                                                                                    Two weeks later the band brought the curtain down on their near 30-year career with a last ever gig at Brixton Academy and this release serves as a monument to a band who thrilled thousands of crowds and radio listeners during that time.



                                                                                                                      Pablo Clements & James Griffith, (Toydrum, UNKLE), and Gavin Clark (UNKLE, Clayhill, Sunhouse) present ‘Evangelist’. 5 tracks from the album were featured on ‘This Is England 1990’, recently broadcast on Channel 4.

                                                                                                                      Shane Meadows cites Gavin Clark’s music as the impetus that elevated his early student work into “something resembling art”. The late musician, who died earlier this year aged 46, penned at least one song for almost every film the director has made. Clark – also close friends with author John Niven, who signed the songwriter’s first band, Sunhouse, in the 90’s when he was still in A&R – had struggled with anxiety, depression and alcoholism throughout his life, retreating further and further into his shell.

                                                                                                                      In spite of his condition, Clark never stopped writing. Before his death, he was working with James Griffiths and Pablo Clements, members of UNKLE/Toydrum and the owners of the Toy Room Studios in Brighton, on a concept album, Evangelist, based loosely based on his own life. After his death, the band swore to complete the record, and have dedicated most of this year to doing so. Clark’s eldest son is a vocalist on the record, while composer Ludovico Einaudi features on the track Never Feel This Young, and Grinderman member and Bad Seed Warren Ellis plays the viola on I’m in Love Tonight.

                                                                                                                      Sundara Karma


                                                                                                                        ‘EP II’ includes the epic ‘Vivienne’ which was first premiered by Huw Stephen’s on Radio 1 as his ‘Hottest Record’. The track is comprised of big vocals over addictive guitar hooks and was recently described by the Guardian as “more polished, cleaner, a move in the right (commercial but still cor-rosively intelligent) direction”.

                                                                                                                        ‘Run Away’, ‘Diamond Cutter’ and ‘Prisons to Purity’ complete the EP with grungy basslines and huge guitar rifts which have been perfected playing at the countries biggest festivals across the Summer including Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Boardmasters and Calling Festival.

                                                                                                                        The wait is over and the internet’s current favourite urban legend is now a reality: Ryan Adams' full album cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 is now available digitally, with the CD to follow on October 30th. The album will get a Vinyl release later this year on PAX-AM/Columbia. 

                                                                                                                        Produced by Adams, the first news of this reinterpretation of 1989 was revealed last month on Instagram with the post "Taylor Swift 1989 full album cover night 1. As played by the Smiths.” Several subsequent posts of song snippets revealed much more range than that—including a take on “Bad Blood” that VANITY FAIR called "a lovely Heartbreaker-era style version” referencing Adams’ classic debut, a string quartet-enhanced version of “Blank Space,” what Adams promised to be the “guaranteed saddest version of 'Welcome to New York' ever - or your tears back,” and more.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Andy says: This is brilliant! Superb pop songs but taken by Rynads and done in the style of Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" re-imagined by The Smiths!? Well that's what Ryan said, anyway! Who else would do such a thing?

                                                                                                                        Our Girl


                                                                                                                          Our Girl have been wowing a growing army of listeners ever since their debut gig supporting Honeyblood in September 2014. It was during that fledging performance that singer/guitarist Soph Nathan realised that, of the five bands she was then playing in, Our Girl was the perfect home for her redoubtable songwriting.

                                                                                                                          The product of a thriving Brighton scene that includes The Magic Gang, Theo Verney and Abbatoir Blues, the band are capable of switching from stark tenderness to pulverising noise in a flash. Nathan's honest, personal lyrics float in a delicious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs, then suddenly cut to beautiful, intimate moments of lone guitar and reverb-hugged vocals.

                                                                                                                          The trio have recently been playing with the likes of Genghar, TRAAMS, No Joy and Oscar, building up a head of steam that has seen them singled out by Lauren Laverne for special attention on BBC 6 Music, with the eponymous track 'Our Girl' selected for the DJ's MpFree feature.

                                                                                                                          Bloc Party

                                                                                                                          Silent Alarm: Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                            “An addictive, pulsing and innovative record that confirms Bloc Party’s status as one of our most essential bands” - Drowned in Sound

                                                                                                                            Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Wichita Recordings and the 10th anniversary of Bloc Party’s classic first album, Wichita reissue a special vinyl edition of ‘Silent Alarm’.

                                                                                                                            This special edition includes a bonus 7” featuring ‘Little Thoughts’ / ‘Storm And Stress’.

                                                                                                                            Benjamin Clementine

                                                                                                                            At Least For Now

                                                                                                                              North London newcomer Benjamin Clementine releases his debut album, At Least For Now. Continuing a journey which has taken Benjamin from busking around Paris to a debut performance on BBC2’s Later..with Jools Holland in 2013. Benjamin Clementine has packed a lot into his 25 years: heartbreak, homelessness, reinvention, before reaching cult status in Paris and returning home in unlikely circumstances. Raised in Edmonton, his household was a strictly religious one, where children were barred from the living room unless it was a weekend dinner ("my parents, even though they were quite devilish, acted like Christians, and we weren't allowed to play anything other than gospel music”). When Benjamin started to teach himself the keyboard aged 11, he stumbled upon classical radio rather than contemporary pop; a sparse piano solo by Erik Satie in particular transformed the way he played. At 16 years old, in a rare moment of permitted TV watching, he caught New York avant-gardists Antony and the Johnsons performing the disarmingly naked ‘Hope There’s Someone’ on the BBC. “I was confused, scared…it was another world,” says Clementine. “When it finished, I went back upstairs to my piano and started playing chords.”

                                                                                                                              Comprised of two songs that build on Om's use of cyclical rhythm, riff and vocal intonation, the duo's new album "Conference Of The Birds" blends metal, doom, chant, drone, dub and psychedelia. The band's lyrics expound upon the structure of the universe, potentiality and freedom from the physical body. Engineered by Billy Anderson and produced by the band, "Conference Of The Birds" progresses beyond their debut, "Variations On A Theme", with more fully realized songwriting and production. Om is Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius, rhythm section of legendary sludge and stoner rock pioneers, Sleep.

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                                                                                                                              Yoko Ono & The Flaming Lips

                                                                                                                              Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

                                                                                                                                Yoko Ono and The Flaming Lips re-recorded the classic John & Yoko song Happy Xmas (War Is Over) for a 2014 online playlist. It is now available on limited edition 7" vinyl.

                                                                                                                                On the B side is Atlas Eets Christmas, a 2013 Christmas collaboration between Yoko and The Lips, previously only sold as a limited edition EP at their 2013 New Years show in Oklahoma City. 

                                                                                                                                Peace And Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali / Druggy Pizza.

                                                                                                                                Split 3

                                                                                                                                  The third in the split series featuring Peace And Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali and Druggy Pizza.

                                                                                                                                  This is PALBMA’s (featuring Mark from Brown Brogues) first release and showcases the bands glam garage rock sound. They have already been featured on BBC 6 Marc Riley’s show as well as live in session. We previously featured two songs of theirs on Vegetarian Meat Vol 2.

                                                                                                                                  “Peace And Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali are a super group in every sense.” – Jukebox86

                                                                                                                                  Band membership has one rule: “band members …must own at least one leather. Any more is a bonus.”

                                                                                                                                  On the flip side we have Druggy Pizza (featuring members of Dusty Mush) and their EP Chili Cheese Crust. The EP has never had the chance to see wax and we wanted to give it that honour. Songs about pizza punched out as raw fuzzy garage rock drenched in reverb. We also featured two songs on Vegetarian Meat Vol 2.

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