Various Artists

Transformers The Movie OST - 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition

    Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Transformers The Movie comes this collector's edition, double vinyl package including two etched, coloured vinyl LPs in a Transforming gatefold sleeve. LP1 is pressed on red vinyl and etched with the Autobot logo, while LP2 is pressed on purple vinyl and etched with the Decepticon logo. The gatefold sleeve completely "transforms" all four sides from an Autobot themed jacket to a Decepticon themed jacket. This original 1986 cult classic, remastered and re-imagined, has never sounded or looked better! Transformers, There's More Than Meets The Eye!


    The Touch
    Instruments Of Destruction
    Death Of Optimus Prime
    Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way
    The Transformers Theme
    Autobot / Decepticon Battle
    Dare To Be Stupid 

    Various Artists

    Sharon Signs To Cherry Red


      School Daze and RPM proudly present a compendium of the demo cassette generation from the early 1980’s, filtered through (principally British) independent women of the post-punk era.

      ‘Sharon Signs To Cherry Red’ began life as the archetypal independent single released on the obscure Lowther International label by archetypal independent act, The Kamikaze Pilots, the review of whom by Danny Kelly in the NME gives us the starting point: “Disturbingly, also from Norwich…comes this plaintive tribute to/assassination of all the earnest misery gobs ever signed to Cherry Red’s roster, with particular reference to the Tracey Thorn pantheon”. What was a gentle mocking of The Marine Girls et al is now the starting point for this meander through the 80s’ underground, a period which enabled more involvement from women in independent music, a slight, if not complete, freeing up of the male-dominated hegemony that had existed before punk. Many of these artists were night-time John Peel session regulars, fighting for daytime coverage in the press, walking the fine line of questioning from the NME (hip young gunslingers asking sexual politics) and Smash Hits (Milton Keynes readers asking which hairspray they used).

      ‘Sharon…’ is but an overview of a fertile time, when the democratization of music through punk had resulted in new viewpoints, talents and perspectives finding their voice. The breadth here is a joy: from the sugary Dorothy (originally on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records) to ex-Dolly Mixture Debsey Wykes’s Coming Up Roses, from the punked scrawl of The Petticoats to the avant funk of Bristol’s Scream & Dance, the one thread all these groups have in common is their fierce independence. That and their XX chromosomes. Some of these recordings are surfacing for the first time on “Sharon Signs To Cherry Red,” while others are from rare 7”s and compilation releases.

      School Daze is a new imprint from the Glasgow-based Night School, focusing on discovering and sharing the past.

      Various Artists

      The Muppet Movie



        Features four brand new tracks, all of which are appearing on vinyl for the first time!

        Alice Russell hooks up with USA soul legend Darondo for 'Breakdown', a track recently featured on Steven Soderburgh’s Magic Mike.

        Natural Self produces a sublime cover of Electrelane’s 'The Valleys'.

        The Hot 8 Brass Band continue their rich vein of tributes with their version of the Stevie Wonder classic 'All I Do'.

        Plus previously unreleased and completely exclusive 'Enough Now' from 23 year old soul singer and new signing to Tru Thoughts Harleighblu (that’s her real name!)



        A1. Alice Russell - Breakdown (Feat. Darondo)
        A2. Harleighblu - Enough Now
        B1. Hot 8 Brass Band - All I Do
        B2. Natural Self - The Valleys

        Various Artists

        Gross Magic / History Of Apple Pie / Echo Lake / Novella


          A four-way split featuring the cream of London's vibrant indie scene. The 12" EP, limited to 1000 pressings, includes the acid-fried rock of Gross Magic, the scuzzed-up pop of The History Of Apple Pie, an ethereal, ambient take from Echo Lake and a grunge pop anthem from Novella. This 12" is a repressing of the original sold-out 2011 release.



          A1. Gross Magic - Yesterdays
          A2. The History Of Apple Pie - Tug
          B1. Echo Lake - Burial At Sea
          B2. Novella - Santiago

          Various Artists

          Reservoir Dogs OST - 20th Anniversary Edition


            Random Coloured + Numbered

            Various Artists

            Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock From Singapore And Malaysia


              Until now, for some unknown reason, the psychedelic rock movement in Singapore and Malaysia, aka Pop Yeh Yeh, has never been given the worldwide attention it deserves. This compilation -- Pop Yeh Yeh - Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia - 1964-1970: Vol. 1 -- is the first of its kind to focus solely on the Malay rock groups of this region. The Pop Yeh Yeh era, which took place roughly between the years of 1964 to 1970, coincided with the rapid modernization happening at the time in Singapore and Malaysia. Sublime Frequencies has already released many incredible compilations from neighboring Indonesia, so it's about time that the Malaysian groups got some attention! Pop Yeh Yeh artists instinctively cross-pollinated electric sounds of the West with Malay melodies, and added their own local poetic voice to the lyrics they wrote -- sung in Malay (and sometimes Bawean). The Pop Yeh Yeh musicians started out playing in styles inspired by Western groups like the Beatles and Cliff Richard, but they eventually succeeded in creating a sound all their own -- a sound that is not only accessible to the Western ear, but also retains an undeniable Malay personality. Nearly eight years in the making, this compilation was exhaustively researched and compiled by Carl Hamm and features 26 classic tracks of the very best bands and singers from Singapore and Malaysia's Pop Yeh Yeh era, including M. Osman, Orkes Nirwana, Adnan Othman, A. Halim, Roziah Latiff, and the Jayhawkers, J. Sham, Hasnah Haron, Zaleha Hamid, and many more. This 2LP deluxe edition comes in a gorgeous heavy-duty gatefold jacket with a full-size 12-page full-color booklet packed with insanely extensive liner-notes including band/artist bios, an overview of the era, translated lyrics, and plenty of rare photos taken from vintage magazines, album covers, and the artists' own personal collections.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Adnan Othman & The Rythmn Boys - Budi Bahasa
              2. M. Osman & Orkes Nirwana - Kisah Disampang
              3. Roziah Latiff And The Jayhawkers - Aku Kechewa
              4. Fatimah Amin & The Clans - Oh Teruna
              5. Afida Es & The Siglap Boys - Jangan Goda
              6. Raja Ahmad & Dendang Irama - Oh Ya Ya
              7. M. Said & Les Remaja - Temasha Ria
              8. Fabians Boys (feat. Halipah) - Bersiar Siar
              9. M. Osman & Les Fentones – Dara
              10. Azizah Mohamed & Orkes Nirwana - Syurga Idaman
              11. Halim "Janda-Ku" Yatim & The Sangam Boys - Jauh Pandangan
              12. Zaleha Hamid & The Black Cats - Nelayan Bersampan 13. A Ramlie & The Rythmn Boys - Kasih Tak Sudah
              14. Salim I & The Wisma - Bersiar Di Taman Hiboran
              15. A. Rahman Hassan & Orkes Nirwana - Bimbang
              16. M Rahmat & The Teruna - Mula Bertemu
              17. Adnan Othman & The Wanderers – Revolusi
              18. Nur Azilah & Desa Bersaudara - Ayah? Kini Ku Bercinta 19. A. Halim & De'Fictions - Kembali Lagi
              20. Siti Zaiton & The Twilite - Rindu
              21. Zaleha Hamid & Orkes Zindegi – Bertemasha
              22. Noor Hamza & Band Mesra - Sidia Siapa
              23. J. Sham & The Wanderers - Surat Ku Untuk Mu
              24. A. Halim & De'Fictions - Kan Hilang Nanti
              25. A. Rahman Hassan & Orkes Nirwana - Tak Mengapa
              26. Hasnah Haron & The Spiritual 70s - Bintang Pujaan

              Various Artists

              South Side Story Vol. 23


                For the lowriders, the souleros, or just anyone with a still-working CD player in their hooptie and a penchant for driving with even a slight gangster lean. Numero pays tribute to the aftermarket sounds of “sweet” soul music still emanating from the West coast, or East Side, depending on your perspective. Inspired by, and paying tribute to the countless cruising compilations, legitimate and (mostly) otherwise, that provide the soundtrack for lowrider and soulero culture, South Side Story is the latest in the Numbero line of takes its aesthetics from the timeless East Side Story series, and its music from Chicago soul groups (mostly, of course, from our mythic South Side). Included here are songs that are completely unreleased, others that are never before issued other than in minuscule pressings on 45, and a few chrome-coated classics, already seen on scads of flash-in-the-pan boots. The Numero Group’s crack team of researchers cut loose on the city of Chicago to assemble the perfect lowriding companion, and the results are unparalleled. From high school rivals The Si-Berians and The Intentions, who both feature their sole recordings here, to unheard material from the original Calvin Harris, to the elite Latino ensemble known as The Mystics, to the missing link in “sweet-as-sugar” Renaldo Domino’s lonely post-Twinight recording, this dazzling collection slices out a delectable cross-section of the city’s sweetest sounds. 13 perfect “souldies” as they are occasionally called, allowing you to throw away any of your many volumes of Gangster Soul Harmony, Lost Soul Oldies, East Side Story, Hood Dreams, Shady Side of Town (or any of the thousands of other similar iterations)

                TRACK LISTING

                1. The Si-Berians - This Is The Ending Of Our Love
                2. The Mystics - That’s The Kind Of Love
                3. Renaldo Domino - I’ll Get You Back
                4. The Notations - I’m Still Here
                5. Harlem Meat Company - I’m Not Gonna Be Anybody’s Fool
                6. Calvin Harris - It Ain’t Fair
                7. The Notations - I Don’t Wanna Be Late
                8. Brand New Faces - I Don’t Wanna Cry
                9. The New Day - Wait A Minute
                10. The Final Solution - Gotta Get Through To You (CD Only Bonus Track)
                11. Young Souls - Puppet On A String
                12. Donnell Pitmann - You Hurt Me
                13. The Intentions - Blowing With The Wind

                Various Artists

                Sun Records - Flyin' Saucers Rock N Roll


                  Four of Sun Records' biggest names on one superb EP highlighting the label's finest Rockabilly cuts. Featuring Billy Riley's clarion call 'Flyin' Saucers Rock'n'Roll' together with Carl Perkins' hipster anthem 'Put Your Cat Clothes On', the EP also features an alternate version of Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee' and Warren Smith's magnificent 'Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache'. All four tracks came to prominence during the mid-70s European Rock'n'Roll revival.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Billy Lee Riley - Flyin' Saucers Rock 'N' Roll
                  2. Carl Perkins - Put Your Cat Clothes On
                  3. Jerry Lee Lewis - Drinkin' Wine Sop-Dee-O-Dee
                  4. Warren Smith - Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache

                  Various Artists

                  The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (Volume 1)


                    This is a 180 gram limited edition LP and includes a FREE download card allowing you to download the full album with bonus tracks.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Nelson Y Sus Estrellas - Aguardiente Y Pollo
                    Federico Y Su Combo Latino - Todo El Mundo
                    Mario Allison Y Su Combo - Bamba Curé
                    Los Kenya - Esa Mujer
                    Gilberto Sextet - Do You Want To Be Free
                    Piper Pimienta Y Su Orquesta - Pensamiento
                    Spanglish Fly - My Shingaling Boy
                    Los Po - Boy
                    Citos - Estelita’s Boogaloo
                    Rumba Caliente - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
                    Rumba Caliente - Papa Fue
                    Ray Lugo - Yo Lo Que Quiero Es Vacilar

                    Various Artists

                    The New Testament

                      Sick of wimpy indie kids prodding limply at pedal boards? Into hard drugs and cannibalism? Wanna punch a cop? Well kids we’ve got the record for you! Dirty Water Records have corralled 6 of the most rabid and dangerous rock ’n’ roll bands currently stalking the planet onto one piece of bubbling wax and let em off the leash!! From the blistering opening riffs of Up All Night to the thunderous wah-wah burn out of Too High To Die, this mother pumps like a two dollar hooker in a KFC parking lot!! A 12 pack of extra crispy RnR tunes fills out this disk of delinquency, with each group frying up one unreleased track and one old favourite.

                      Thus these prophets of thee party provide both a banquet of new and strange delights and a guaranteed recipe for all night partying and vandalism!! Yes that’s right pilgrim! This is a doctrine for the new world order! And no matter where you dig that underground bunker there’s no escaping the new rock ’n’ roll gospel cause these zealots come from all over pal!! From fromage fried France: LES LULLIES!! From sangria-soaked Spain: NAVE NODRIZA!! From jungle jivin’ Japan: THE FADEAWAYS!! From prozac usin’ USA: BLACK MAMBAS!! From nuclear New Zealand via lugubrious London: THE CAVEMEN!! And from maniacal Mars: The SCANERS!! Yep! Like it or not this sonic pestilence has gone global so do yourself a favour: grab a six-pack, pick yourself up a copy and study it like the bible cause this is the NEW TESTAMENT baby and the end times are near!! 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1 Black Mambas - Up All Night
                      2 The Cavemen - My Baby Knows
                      3 The Scaners - No Place In Space (speed Version)
                      4 The Fadeaways - I'm Useless
                      5 Les Lullies - You're Doing Wrong
                      6 Nave Nodriza – Destrúyete
                      7 Les Lullies - What You're Doing
                      8 Nave Nodriza – Muérete
                      9 The Fadeaways - Nowhere To Hide
                      10 The Scaners - UFO Crash
                      11 Black Mambas - Baby I'll Give It To You
                      12 The Cavemen - Too High To Die

                      Danger Mouse

                      The Early Years 2001-2003

                        With Danger Mouse's "Cheat Codes" already poking for that hip-hop LP of year slot; we're really lucky to receive one of his earliest projects repressed on vinyl once again.

                        Five rare remixes (or blends if you prefer) from DJ Danger Mouse's murky past, mastering his technique before attempting the "The Grey Album". The two most successful are where Nas meets Portishead's "Sour Times" and Suzanne Vega's trippy "Tom's Diner" joins with that killer Dre beat off Fiddy's "In Da Club", both perfect for club play. The other three mixes see Audio Two battle Air, OutKast take on Funkadelic and Xzibit merge with Radiohead.

                        Gotta move fast on these units...

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: Under-the-counter, nudge and wink business from early Danger Mouse which has been the subject of prohibition for quite some time. Best snaffle these before they get outlawed once more!

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Nas Vs. Portishead - It Ain't Hard To Tell
                        Audio Two Vs. Air - Top Billin
                        Suzanne Vega Vs. 50 Cent - Tom's Diner
                        Outkast Vs. Funkadelic - Whole World
                        Xzibit Vs. Radiohead - Paparazzi


                        The now legendary Beck, Song Reader - twenty Beck compositions previously released exclusively as stunningly illustrated sheet music in partnership with McSweeney’s - receives a long awaited traditional release when Warby Parker/Capitol Records issues the Beck Song Reader compilation album, produced by Beck and Randall Poster, known for his music supervision work with directors Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes and many others. Warby Parker will commemorate the release of Song Reader by reissuing limited-edition Carmichael frames created in collaboration with Beck, this time in Black Cherry—as well as a new edition of the Song Reader book, featuring two new prints from artist Marcel Dzama.

                        The 20-track all-star collection features exclusively recorded versions of Song Reader charts by the likes of Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, David Johansen, Jason Isbell, Fun., Eleanor Friedberger, and several more including Beck himself.

                        The Warby Parker release of Beck Song Reader marks the first officially recorded incarnation of the project, which has already inspired interpretations from hundreds of musicians the world over. The record includes the studio-quality debut of songs previously only played live either by Beck himself or at one of the handful of Song Reader concerts staged over the last two years. The most recent of these was presented by the L.A. Philharmonic in partnership with McSweeney’s and Warby Parker at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on November 24, 2013. Described by The Los Angeles Times as an “expertly delivered and received night… another big step in Beck's long, fascinating evolution,” the show’s highlights included Jarvis Cocker’s interpretively danced “Why Did You Make Me Care?" and Jack Black’s borderline frightening “We All Wear Cloaks,” the latter of which makes its recorded debut on the Beck Song Reader album.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Moses Sumney Title Of This Song
                        2. Fun Please Leave A Light On When You Go
                        3. Tweedy The Wolf Is On The Hill
                        4. Norah Jones Just Noise
                        5. Lord Huron Last Night You Were A Dream
                        6. Bob Forest Saint Dude
                        7. Jack White I’m Down
                        8. Beck Heaven’s Ladder
                        9. Juanes Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard
                        10. Laura Marling Sorry
                        11. Jarvis Cocker Eyes That Say “I Love You”
                        12. David Johansen Rough On Rats
                        13. Jason Isbell Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings
                        14. The Last Polka Marc Ribot
                        15. Eleanor Friedberger Old Shanghai
                        16. Sparks Why Did You Make Me Care?

                        Various Artists / David Shrigley

                        Worried Noodles

                          'I didn't make a record. I couldn't be bothered to make a record. It would have been too difficult. It was easier not to make a record.' So says cult artist David Shrigley of the original "Worried Noodles", a lyric book from 2006. Formatted in glorious 12" format, the one missing element was music. Now, a selection of stellar musicians including David Byrne, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, Deerhoof, Liars, TV On The Radio and Final Fantasy have endeavoured to finish the job, turning Shrigley's lyrics into fully-fledged songs, exclusively available on this album. The result - titled "Worried Noodles" after the original songbook - is a unique and unprecedented marriage of art and music, and one of the year's finest compilations.

                          Various Artists / Little Richard

                          I Am Everything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

                            LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll, exploding the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator – the originator – Richard Penniman. The soundtrack of the award-winning documentary includes timeless hits from Little Richard like “Tutti Frutti”, “Rip It Up”, and “Long Tall Sally”, plus two covers from Valerie June and Cory Henry, and a piece from the film’s original score, composed by Tamar-Kali Brown.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Good Golly, Miss Molly – Little Richard
                            Strange Things Happening Every Day – Valerie June
                            Baby (demo) – Little Richard
                            I’m Just A Lonely Guy (all Alone) – Little Richard
                            Tutti Frutti – Little Richard And His Band
                            Long Tall Sally – Little Richard And His Band
                            Lucille – Little Richard And His Band
                            Bama Lama Bama Loo – Little Richard
                            Rip It Up – Little Richard And His Band
                            Ready Teddy – Little Richard And His Band
                            The Girl Can’t Help It – Little Richard And His Band
                            Send Me Some Lovin’ – Little Richard And His Band
                            Tutti Frutti – Cory Henry
                            Legacy – Tamar-kali Brown

                            Wewantsounds is delighted to release 'Sharayet el Disco' a selection of Egyptian 80s Disco and Boogie tracks curated by Egyptian DJ Disco Arabesquo from his vast collection of cassettes. Most tracks have never been released on any other format and are making their vinyl debut with this set. A journey through the funky sound of 80s Egypt, Sharayet El Disco (which can be translated by "Disco Cassettes") features Simone, Ammar El Sherei and more obscure names from Cairo's cassette culture. The audio has been remastered for vinyl by David Hachour/Colorsound Studio in Paris and the LP features artwork by young Egyptian graphic designer Heba Tarek and a 2-page insert featuring artwork of the original cassettes plus insightful liner notes by Moataz Rageb.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Afaf Rady - Tany Tany
                            2. Dr. Ezat Abou Ouf & El Four M - Genoun El Disco
                            3. Simone - Merci
                            4. FIrkIt El Ensan - Donia El Arkam
                            5. Firkit El Asdekaa - Eklib El Sheriet
                            6. Al Massrieen - Hezeny
                            7. Eman El Bahr Darwish - Mahsobko Endes (El Arwam)
                            8. Firkit Americana Show - Youm Wi Lilah
                            9. Lebleba - Ana Alby Har Nar

                            Various Artists

                            10 Minutes To Ogikubo Station - A Gathering Of Independent Music Videos

                              Classic videos from the Asian Man stable all gathered together on this one tape. Promo clips from the likes of MU330, Alkaline Trio, Blue Meanies, Korea Girl, Slow Gherkin, Lawrence Arms, Link 80, Honor System, Slapstick, The Chinkees and more. Also included is bonus live footage from Skankin Pickle, Alkaline Trio and Bruce Lee Band (featuring Mike Park and Less Than Jake).

                              Broadcite Music celebrates its 100th release by releasing a compilation of fresh new productions. This landmark '100th' release is worth celebrating with artists and creators we have connected with over the years including the legendary producers Groove Chronicles / Trinidadian Deep / Milz / Candy Man /D Malice and vocalists such as the amazing and versatile Shingai known for her massive collaborations, a man like Colonel Red, also Canada based deep house vocalist Jaidene Veda.

                              The compilation also includes in house producers such and Milz and the talented David Borsu also friends Belgium-based Dj / Producer Wolves through to well-known South African producers Candy Man and GUMZ who bring that special spiritual sound to this compilation release. Not forgetting a treat for the Broken Beat heads with exclusive catalogue reworks by producers Bruk Rogers/ wipe The Needle & Ziggy Funk + More

                              Numbers mean allot especially in this day where people are more fixated on streaming numbers than the artists story, Broadcite Music has remained 'authentic' over the years and has championed sounds such as Broken beats through to Afro tech flavours from conception.

                              Expect a fusion of these sounds and more experimentation in between to feature on this new compilation.

                              This musical Journey is curated by label founder T.Roy who brings together his landmark 100th release for Broadcite Music!

                              ''One of the most consistent and important underground music nights in London that has undoubtedly played a role in pushing forward some of the freshest sounds over the years''

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Farah - Waiting (Wipe The Needle X Venuz Beats Remix)
                              2. Colonel Red - Feel The Rush (Ziggy Funk Refix)
                              3. Dinah Derby - Baseline Music (Bruk Rogers Rework)
                              4. Groove Chronicles - Higher Soul

                              It's the end of a busy and stressful year for Sheffield / Liverpool electronic pioneers, Black Beacon Sound. Having released a 7" every month for the whole of 2017 (or thereabouts), with each one being released digitally, with extra content (and each one featuring a remix by an undeniably talented producer), they have decided to make all of these superb remixes available on a drool-inducingly beautiful double 12" emblazoned with their eye-catching and iconic logo and sleeve design. 

                              It's a beautiful package in itself, but focusing on that is obviously doing an injustice to the superb work put in by all the producers to create this mindblowing excercise in cohabitational production and community-minded collaboration. 

                              We kick things off with the glitched hip-hop aestetics and stoner haze of the Mad Wash rework of Zen The Sharpshooters' 'Every Lil' Bit', bringing the hot-boxed haze and relaxing the muscles before The Fire Beneath The Sea's 'Error Correction' sees a pitch-bent funked-out remix, grounded with insistent shuffled hi-hats and wah'd out guitars, before the legendary Galactic Funk Milita's festival vibe is chopped into a syncopated latin stomp for a rubberlips rework. 

                              On the flipside, David J Boswell's haunting electro-folk goes full dubstep in the more than capable hands of the forward-facing electronic euphorics of Liverpool electronic virtuoso, Afternaut before Denham Audio bring forth a clattering industrial fractalisation of Hang Syem's 'Frontier J'. 

                              The following track is possibly my favourite on the compilation (but with enough material on here to keep even the most diverse of tastes more than happy, I expect yours will be different), and comes from Sheffield wunderkind, Yak. Snappy percussion and perfectly measured electronic stabs bring a disphoric syncopation to the already excellent 'Wicked Sound' by Grievous Angel. 

                              Onto the final side now, (the last being blank for you to admire the gorgous sky-blue marbling) and R. Lyle takes Apta's 'Tides' and breaks it down into a simmering futuristic haze of reversed reverbs and hazy throbs, before the arshaw remix of my personal favourite release of the lot, in Bemp's 'Minotaur', culminating in a psychedelic propulsive stomper, courtesy of the aforementioned Yak and YAKONA. A match made in heaven. 

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Barry says: Black Beacon have culminated their journey in a fittingly epic and ridiculously efficacious summary of their dedication to the independent music industry with this stunning double LP. A journey in every sense of the word, and a superb flipside to their already mindblowing releases.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. A1. Every Lil' Bit (Mad Wash Refixture)
                              2. A2. Error Correction (atdhe Remix)
                              3. A3. Dance Floor Grinder (Rubberlips Remix)
                              4. B1. No Colours (Afternaut Remix)
                              5. B2. Frontier J (Denham Audio Remix)
                              6. B3. Wicked Sound (Yak Remix)
                              7. C1. Tides (R. Lyle Remix)
                              8. C2. Minotaur (Arshaw Remix)
                              9. C3. Viggy (YAKONA Remix)

                              Various Artists

                              1998-2003 Reflections Sampler

                                Music that has passion and spirit. Featuring key cutting edge bands in hardcore such as American Nightmare, Count Me Out, Sworn In and I Defy.

                                Hotflush Recordings celebrates 20 years in the game this year, with a triple pack vinyl compilation featuring some of the key musical events in the label’s catalogue.

                                Born in 2003, Hotflush stands as one of electronic music’s most influential labels. A multi-dimensional imprint that helped define the development of bass music throughout the mid-2000s, in the last decade it would evolve towards the liminal spaces between house, techno, and beyond - a journey which has given the dancefloor some of its true underground classics.

                                This celebratory release covers every era and stylistic area of the Hotflush output. 2005’s proto-dubstep face melter ‘The Knowledge’ by Toasty kicks off Side A, with the key sides of bass music development all covered with tracks from James Blake, Loefah, Sepalcure, and Scuba.

                                UK techno legend Surgeon appears with his seminal remix of Scuba’s ‘Ruptured’ (2008), while the early Paul Woolford classic ‘MDMA’ reminds us of how he ended up working with Diplo.

                                George FitzGerald and Recondite reprise some of their key formative material, while newer names Lawrence Hart, OR:LA and breakout Seoul artist Closet Yi also make appearances.

                                Canadian mastermind Jacques Greene rounds off the release with his slamming remix of Kiimi’s 'Breaking My Mind'.

                                This is a compilation 20 years in the making, containing some of the key tracks from the electronic underground - curated and compiled by label boss Scuba. A catch all release for fans of bass and techno music and its many modern mutations.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1. Toasty - The Knowledge 
                                A2. Dense & Pika - Colt 
                                B1. Mount Kimbie - Maybes (James Blake Remix) 
                                B2. Sepalcure - Pencil Pimp 
                                B3. Or:la - UK Lonely 
                                C1. Search & Destroy - Candyfloss (Loefah Remix) 
                                C2. Scuba - Ruptured (Surgeon Remix) 
                                D1. Paul Woolford - MDMA 
                                D2. Closet Yi - Heavy 
                                D3. George FItzGerald - Thinking Of You 
                                E1. Scuba - Three Sided Shape 
                                E2. Recondite - Caldera 
                                F1. Jimmy Edgar - Sex Drive (Scuba's Dub Of Doom) 
                                F2. Lawrence Hart & Casually Here - Wanderlust 
                                F3. Kiimi - Breaking My Mind (Jacques Greene Remix) 

                                Various Artists

                                20 Years Of Fabric

                                  Using the platforms of fabric and FABRICLIVE that the London club has nurtured over the past 20 years, fabric Records presents the past and future with 20 artists across 20 original tracks made especially for this release, for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the beating heart of EC1.

                                  fabric is widely acknowledged to have long supported the underground London house and techno scene. The breadth of talent here displays the far-reaching arms of the night that includes the the melodic techno of Nina Kraviz, the shuddering electro of Steffi and evolving experimental house of Margaret Dygas. New resident IMOGEN drives darko techno whilst Marcel Dettmann’s is a classic late-night sound. Houndstooth’s Call Super takes things down a deep melodic notch and Maya Jane Coles steps up with a playful slice of house. British dance music pioneer Sasha closes out on a euphoric high with layers of building vocal and melody.

                                  FABRICLIVE represents the finest in dubstep, drum n bass, jungle, breaks and experimental beats. Houndstooth’s Special Request opens in trademark jungle style leading on to drum & bass luminaries Source Direct and J Majik. Shackleton and Pinch & Trim started playing the club during the birth of the UK dubstep scene and give a taste of the evolution of bass music. Daniel Avery and B.Traits show off their dancefloor versatility, while Rupture founder Mantra plants a flag for London’s vibrant musical future. Closing are two of the club’s longest associates Groove Armada and original resident James Lavelle as UNKLE.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  ‘Fabric’ (LP1 And CD Disc 1)
                                  Nina Kraviz - Da
                                  Steffi - Ankertje
                                  IMOGEN - Bizant
                                  Marcel Dettmann - Taste 2.0
                                  Cassy - Joey
                                  Anastasia Kristensen - Go Getter
                                  Margaret Dygas - Zeitgeist
                                  Call Super - Echothread
                                  Maya Jane Coles - Reason
                                  Sasha - Comet Chaser

                                  ‘FABRICLIVE’ (LP2 And CD Disc 2)

                                  Special Request - Codename
                                  Turbo Nutter
                                  Source Direct - Vigilante
                                  J. Majik - The Lost Tribe
                                  Shackleton - Drawn And
                                  Pinch & Trim - That Wasn't It
                                  Daniel Avery - Whilst We've Got
                                  Metal In Our Blood
                                  Mantra - Embers
                                  B.Traits - Mameya
                                  Groove Armada - Wesley
                                  UNKLE - Catch Me When I Fall
                                  (fabric Club Mix)

                                  Phonica Records opened its doors in 2003 amidst a climate of closing record stores and splintering genres in electronic music. Founded by Simon Rigg, Tom Relleen and Heidi Van Den Amstel with backing from The Vinyl Factory, Phonica’s goal was to be a destination for all kinds of dance and electronic music and to be a welcoming, knowledgeable hub, open to all.

                                  In 2007, Phonica’s eponymous record label launched, initially to put out records by its enthusiastic DJ and producer staff members such as Hector, Anthea and Will Saul. It also quickly became a place to introduce new artists - putting out early releases on by now well-known producers such as Peggy Gou, Paul Woolford and Midland - as well as harnessing the talents of well-respected legends like Four Tet and Roman Flugel. Fast-forward to 2023 and the label has gone from strength to strength, spawning a number of sub-labels; Phonica White, Phonica Records Special Editions, Karakul and the recently launched Phonica AM, each with its own musical flavour and direction.

                                  '20 Years Of Phonica', features 18 brand new, previously unreleased tracks from both established names and up and coming artists across the genres Phonica is known for. The CD also includes the best tracks from the Phonica labels over the last decade, spread over 2 CDs.

                                  Daniel Avery kicks off the compilation. ‘Bell’ finds the Phantasy and Mute artist at his most contemplative and melodic; it’s streamlined stylings reminiscent of UK Artificial Intelligence 90s techno and Kompakt’s golden era. Shop regular and ever-rising star Nyra comes through with the pumping club banger ‘Broken Needs’, channelling early 90’s Hacienda sounds and hazy Ibiza memories. Up next, a collaboration from Paramida & E-Talking. Paramida is the well-respected head of the Love on the Rocks label whilst E-Talking is the pseudonym of Emmanuel Corre, one half of Nummer who have given us stunning releases over the year on their own label, AD93 and Going Good. ‘Read My Lips’ strikes the perfect balance of old-school warehouse acid and early morning Berlin dance floors.

                                  One of our favourite producers to explode onto the scene in the last few years, Gene On Earth turns in some solid energy in the form of ‘Club Jacket’. Sounding truly contemporary and classic at the same time, the track recalls both Jeremy Sylvester and MK. Next up, the Amsterdam-based duo Dam Swindle bring the party with the epic ‘Allright (Just a Tribute)’ a no nonsense feel good slice of club magic. One of the duo’s most effective productions: DJ bag-ready, perfectly balanced house music.

                                  With 12”s on Slow Life, Small Hours, Voyage, Oscillat Music, & In Dust We Trust nothing is stopping L.A. born, Berlin-based, DJ and producer Huerta. With his ‘Hit the Bit’ track, he gives us a bona-fide floor-filling house anthem. Next up, Dauwd’s bass-heavy monster ‘Slam’. The US born, Berlin residing DJ & producer Dauwd has been pushing his sound through various styles and genres since the early 2010s. From dub-steppy and tech-house beginnings to his most recent house and dub-techno Psssh imprint outputs he has been driving record collectors crazy for his 12’s for over a decade! Italian synth queen System Olympia delivers us ‘A Mezzanotte’, hitting the perfect note between early Italo pop, and US R’n’b.

                                  At the forefront of jungle’s new wave, Tim Reaper joins forces with Comfort Zone on the drum & bass anthem ‘Subterranean’. One of the heaviest sonic technicians around, Reaper and his collaborator Comfort Zone offer up a quality tune, based around a familiar vocal sample.

                                  NTS Radio presenter and Eglo artist Shy One has been attracting attention with an original sound that is a mixture of live percussion, and funk mixed with UK bass. Here, ’Uncle G’ offers exactly that, combining broken beat, heavy bass and jazz sensibilities for a breezy, refreshing offering.

                                  Toby Tobias has been a long-time friend of the store, collaborating with the Phonica crew on one of their monthly DJ nights for almost a decade. A prolific produce under many pseudonyms, including Alphonse, and on the Rekids, Klasse Wrecks and Emotional Rescue labels, Toby’s ‘On My Mind’ contribution is a complex house-not-house, bassline-heavy wriggly groover that becomes more compelling at every listen. Next up, Mancunian producer Willow’s ‘Willbush’ shows why she has been a leading name in the underground house scene for over a decade now, including releases on the renowned Workshop label.

                                  One half of the celebrated house duo Genius of Time, Swedish producer Dorisburg has been a long-term friend of the store and has given us the stunning 12” ‘House Organ for the Lonely’ on the Phonica label back in 2020, he now returns to the label with the contemplative, meandering instrumental that is ‘Midi Trail’. Berlin-based Keisuke also contributes after a release on Phonica White in 2022, his huge ‘Ride it Out’ is one of the biggest dancefloor tracks on the compilation - a simple but effective tribal groove.

                                  Shanti Celeste offers her take on the Chilean producer Niños Indigo’s track ‘Luna’ which featured on her album ‘Vuduwave’, a 2017 release on Phonica Records Special Editions. Shanti’s mix takes the delicate organic atmospherics of the original track adding her bass-heavy rhythm and combining the intricate melodies to create a hypnotic effect. Finally, Phonica wouldn’t be anything without its staff and we are excited to include tracks from Kieran Jandu with his ‘From My Soul’ hypnotic house anthem and Phonica counter mainstay Luther Vine’s collaboration with Subb-An on the huge ‘Sunday Roll Through’.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  CD1 - 1. Daniel Avery - Bell 
                                  CD1 - 2. Paramida & E-Talking - Read My Lips 
                                  CD1 - 3. Nyra - Broken Needs 
                                  CD1 - 4. Gene On Earth - Club Jacket 
                                  CD1 - 5. Dam Swindle - Allright (Just A Tribute) 
                                  CD1 - 6. Huerta - Hit The Bit 
                                  CD1 - 7. Dauwd - Slam 
                                  CD1 - 8. System Olympia - A Mezzanotte 
                                  CD1 - 9. Tim Reaper & Comfort Zone - Subterranean 
                                  CD1 - 10. Shy One - Uncle G 
                                  CD1 - 11. Toby Tobias - On My Mind (Freak Mix) 
                                  CD1 - 12. Willow - Willbush 
                                  CD1 - 13. Dorisburg - Midi Trail 
                                  CD2 - 1. Peggy Gou - Six O Six 
                                  CD2 - 2. Midland - Before We Leave (Gerd Janson Remix) 
                                  CD2 - 3. Felipe Gordon & Bob The Egoist - Get Your Body Movin' 
                                  CD2 - 4. Harrison BDP - Easy Tiger 
                                  CD2 - 5. Eli Escobar - FindAWay2Day 
                                  CD2 - 6. Kassian - Faux Polynesia 
                                  CD2 - 7. Will Saul - For Joanie 
                                  CD2 - 8. Austin Ato - Song For Mr Lewis (Edit) 
                                  CD2 - 9. Secretsundaze - Still Hope (Waajeed's Detroit Hardcore Dub) 
                                  CD2 - 10. Ron Basejam - The Hurt Inside 
                                  CD2 - 11. Harry Wolfman - SMBC 
                                  CD2 - 12. Pional - XME 
                                  CD3 - 1. Roman Flügel - Black Acid 
                                  CD3 - 2. Yak - Zip 
                                  CD3 - 3. Niños Indigo - Luna (Shanti Celeste Remix) 
                                  CD3 - 4. Escape Artist - Energy Breakthrough (Adam Pits' Lightspeed Mix) 
                                  CD3 - 5. Nuage - Pink Television 
                                  CD3 - 6. Justin Cudmore - Train Dance 
                                  CD3 - 7. Al Zanders - Song About A Dream 
                                  CD3 - 8. Earth Trax & Newborn Jr. - Truth (Main Street Mix) 
                                  CD3 - 9. Voodoos & Taboos - Witch House 
                                  CD3 - 10. Lea Lisa - Love To The End (Sunset Short Mix) 
                                  CD3 - 11. Art Crime - Obsession 
                                  CD3 - 12. Asyncronous - Shinkansen 
                                  CD3 - 13. Sad City - Baixa Saxophone 

                                  The second release on Passive Aggressive Tapes is a compilation of the year's hottest trance anth... Erm, I mean, the return of Transpire, Bliss (the one that remixed for Denkitribe), C.T.A.N, and a former member of The New Post Colonials. Transpire experiment with techno which descends into chaotic drones on "Conscious Headshot". The two Bliss tunes explore dark minimalism with tinges of hope for something brighter. Hyrax delivers a hard hitting chainsaw-to-the-soul piece of noise music. The soothing, reverb-coated vocals and guitar on "Standard Carousel" drive you into the abstract world of Circa Cologne. And last but not least, C.D.T.M blur the genre lines with a dark piece of experimental techno which evaporates into deep drones, sour synths and choppy breaks.

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Matt says: Excellent DIY tape comp of some hi-end audio abuse. Combined with ghosts of warehouse parties from the past, this is brilliant post-rave music, sitting beside labels like Death Of Rave and Blackest Ever Black. Great stuff.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Passive Side:
                                  1. Transpire - Concious Headshot
                                  2. Bliss - Artificial Window
                                  3. Hyrax - Don't Tell Me I'm Good

                                  Aggreesive Side:
                                  1. Bliss - Ambience (CTAN Mix)
                                  2. Circa Cologne - Standard Carousel
                                  3. CDTM - Problems (Revisited)

                                  Various Artists

                                  28 Little Bangers From Richard Hawley's Jukebox

                                    • Ace Records is thrilled to be working with seminal singer-songwriter, toast of this year's Olivier Awards and all-round Sheffield legend Richard Hawley on this, the first volume of a compilation series of some of his favourite singles. This is a selection of 28 7''s that Richard has collected on his travels around the globe, through friends, family, collectors, word of mouth, thrift shop finds, pub jukebox gems and everything in between. Richard refers to the glue that joins these selections together as 'Little Bangers' as they are all mini hand grenades; bright lights that explode and fizzle out, some big names, some rarities, some lost souls, some obscurities, some by artists he actively enjoys knowing almost nothing about other than they want to get him on his feet and dance. Many are garage instrumentals, exposing the guitar-line as lead melody and the art of telling a story without lyrics.

                                    • As Richard puts it, 'I’m fascinated by the 7-inch single because of the discipline of it. A 7-inch single can only contain a certain amount of information... So, you have to learn the discipline of cramming all that information and craft into a short space of time. If you imagine this album as a piece of bacon, there’s absolutely no fat on it at all. It’s just juicy meat. There aren’t flabby recordings, they are very nimble.'

                                    • We're extra proud that the Hendrix Estate have allowed us to include Curtis Knight & The Squires' ferocious and never previously licensed 'Hornet's Nest' which naturally we proudly kick off with. We feature the five-minutes-plus long version that has never been released before. The pace never slackens, taking in the Shadows, Link Wray, the Troggs, the Champs, Jimmy Gordon and so many more besides. It's joyful, it's relentless, and you can listen to it on repeat for a thousand miles.

                                    To give Richard the last word: 'My advice to everybody, is keep on the surfboard, motherfucker. These records have kept me on my surfboard for decades, you know what I’m saying?'

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    SIDE ONE
                                    1. HORNET'S NEST –
                                    Curtis Knight & The Squires Feat. Jimi Hendrix
                                    2. NASTY - The Time Keepers
                                    3. PATH THROUGH THE FOREST - The Factory
                                    4. GET ON THIS PLANE - The Premiers
                                    5. SCOTCH ON THE SOCKS - The Shadows
                                    6. QUASIMOTO - The Road Runners
                                    7. LAZY REBEL - Twangy Rebels
                                    SIDE TWO
                                    1. SWINGING DRUMS - Ronny Kae
                                    2. CUTTIN' OUT - Rockin’ Ronald & The Rebels
                                    3. HONKY - The Ho-Dads
                                    4. BLACK NIGHT - Cheryl Thompson
                                    5. LONG LINE RIDER - Bobby Darin
                                    6. POPPIN' POPEYE - Link Wray
                                    7. HOT-ROD - King Curtis
                                    SIDE THREE
                                    1. FEELS LIKE A WOMAN - The Troggs
                                    2. CUTTIN' OUT - The Pirates
                                    3. WHERE YOU GONNA GO - Art Guy
                                    4. NEB'S TUNE - Ahab & The Wailers
                                    5. BUZZZZZZ - Jimmy Gordon
                                    6. JUNGLE WALK - The Dyna-Sores
                                    7. SURFIN' & SWINGIN' - Les Brown Jr
                                    SIDE FOUR
                                    1. TAHITI - Jimmy & Stan
                                    2. BAWANA JINDE - Al Duncan
                                    3. DEAD END PART 1 - The Executioners
                                    4. REQUIEM FOR LOVE - Bobbie Gentry & Jody Reynolds
                                    5. 3/4 MASH - The Champs
                                    6. EL GATO - The Chandelles
                                    7. IT’S NOTHING TO ME – Sanford Clark

                                    Various Artists

                                    4 Vini - Forever Young

                                      This compilation has been put together by in memory of Botchit label boss Vini Medley, who died of a brain tumor in 2000. All the artists involved have given one exclusive track each. Includes Atomic Hooligan, Rennie Pigrem, Backdraft, Uncouth Youth etc.

                                      File Under: Annual label showcase featuring the latest 12” single highlights by Marcel Dettmann, Atoms For Peace, Cosmin TRG, Benjamin Damage, Phon.o, Bambounou and more, as well as 2 additional unreleased exclusive bonus tracks by Truncate and datei42.

                                      The vinyl version features mostly out of print titles, plus 2 the unreleased exclusive bonus tracks by Truncate and datei42. 2012 was 50 Weapons most successful year so far. Voted as the number 1 label of the year by XLR8R (USA), number 2 label of the year by the readers of De:Bug (Germany) and ranked in the Top 10 of Top Labels 2012 by Resident Advisor (UK), amongst listenings in many other “Best Of The Year” categories in media around the world, never before has the label gained so much attention.

                                      “50 Weapons of Choice # 30-39” aims to present some of the 12” single highlights of the past months in a cohesive manner. Label regulars Cosmin TRG, Phon.o, Anstam, Bambounou, Dark Sky, Addison Groove, Benjamin Damage, Marcel Dettmann are accompanied by A Made Up Sound and Thom Yorke-led group Atoms For Peace.

                                      On the series' fourth installment of the series two new guests contribute exclusive bonus tracks: US techno veteran Truncate and mysterious Berlin based youngster duo datei42. Dive into the colourful worlds of 50 Weapons with this action packed adventure tale!

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Dark Sky - Shutter Speed
                                      2. Phon.o - Schn33
                                      3. Addison Groove - I Go Boom
                                      4. Bambounou - Deepstaria
                                      5. Atoms For Peace - Other Side (Stuck Together Remix)
                                      6. Anstam - Feed The Pigs
                                      7. A Made Up Sound – Malfunction (Despair)
                                      8. Cosmin TRG - Sommer
                                      9. Marcel Dettmann - Linux
                                      10. Benjamin Damage - Swarm
                                      11. Datei42 - They Explore Themselves
                                      12. Truncate - Switch

                                      Various Artists

                                      50 Weapons RMX 01-09

                                      The tracklist contains some of the world´s biggest producers of electronic music including Moderat, Shed, Marcel Dettmann, DJ Friction, Robert Hood, Chris Liebing, Legowelt, Miles, Truncate, Benjamin Damage, Lee Gamble, Anstam, Siriusmo, Tale Of Us, Modeselektor and many more. At 50 Weapons we are aiming to have a slightly different focus each year. We want to keep it fresh and exciting for us and our followers. In 2012 we had a strong focus on album releases. Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka, Addison Groove, Phon.o, Shed, Anstam and our youngster Bambounou all released albums with us. On the downside, the label released less singles for Djs. This year, we still released 2 fantastic albums by Benjamin Damage and Cosmin TRG, but the main focus was on a strong series of DJ tailored singles. To spice it up a bit, we also did a series of remix singles. Something we normally wouldn’t do. Before we are shifting our focus back to artist albums again in 2014 (many strong ones are already lined up), we are releasing this very special compilation to close the first chapter on remix singles. 9 single releases plus 4 unreleased exclusives by Tale Of Us, Marcel Dettmann, Chris Liebing and DJ Friction make for an impressive package with 2 hours of forward thinking club music.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      CD 1
                                      1. Moderat - Rusty Nails (Shackleton Remix) 09:35
                                      2. Moderat - A New Error (Headhunter Remix) 06:04
                                      3. Moderat - Rusty Nails (T++ Remix) 05:46
                                      4. Addison Groove - I Go Boom (Rashad Remix) 06:14
                                      5. Addison Groove - I Go Boom (Doc Daneeka Remix) 05:04
                                      6. Benjamin Damage - Delirium Tremens (Robert Hood Remix) 11:23
                                      7. Benjamin Damage - Delirium Tremens (Long Version By Benjamin Damage) 08:14
                                      8. Modeselektor & Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team - Negativity (Bambounou Remix) 06:46
                                      9. Benjamin Damage - 010X (Truncate Remix) 05:58
                                      10. Benjamin Damage - 010X (SCNTST Remix) 04:37
                                      11. Cosmin TRG - New Structures For Loving (Marcel Dettmann Remix) 05:30

                                      CD 2
                                      1. Cosmin TRG - Noise Code (Lee Gamble Remix) 07:19
                                      2. Moderat - Gita (Anstams Dustified Dance Edit) 05:19
                                      3. Siriusmo - Stinky Wig (Anstams Bustified Breaks Edit) 03:57
                                      4. Cosmin TRG - Terminus Abrupt (Legowelt Remix) 05:52
                                      5. Cosmin TRG - Noise Code (Miles Against The Grain Remix) 08:47
                                      6. Moderat - Bad Kingdom (Head High Remix) 06:15
                                      7. Moderat - Bad Kingdom (Marcel Dettmann Remix) 05:46
                                      8. Cosmin TRG - Vertigo (Tale Of Us & Fargo Remix) 07:54
                                      9. Benjamin Damage - 010X (SCNTST Remix Chris Liebing Edit) 06:17
                                      10. Moderat - Bad Kingdom (Marcel Dettmann's Pitch & Stretch Mix) 06:01
                                      11. Addison Groove & Sam Binga - Rzor (DJ Friction Remix) 05:17

                                      From cool instrumentals and rockabilly weirdness through to the wild, the incensed and the insensitive. New trance crazes, devil worship, all the usual stuff with screams and hollering as needed. For the esoteric-minded and the exotica-consumed, with added jungle noises, death-defying car chases, teen torment and a host of dazed and confused lunatics in tow. Rampant with scuzzy garage riffs, overflowing with deranged plans for the betterment of the mundane. Spoken in post war parlez, punctuated with irate ideas and parent-bashing conceptualism. Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      DISC: 1
                                      1: Cast Iron Arm - PEANUTS WILSON
                                      2: Come On Little Mama - RAY HARRIS
                                      3: That Crazy House On The Hill - GENE LAMARR
                                      4: Blue Train - BETTY McQUADE
                                      5: Tiger - SPARKLE MOORE
                                      6: Tiger - FABIAN
                                      7: Pow Wow - GRACE TENNESSEE
                                      8: Fender Bender - THE ORIGINAL STARFIRES
                                      9: Did You Mean Jellybean - JOE CLAY
                                      10: Pass The Biscuits Please - ANDRE WILLIAMS
                                      11: John And Marsha - STAN FREBERG
                                      12: Let The Jukebox Keep Playing - CARL PERKINS
                                      13: Chickie Run - HOMER DENISON JR
                                      14: 99 Chicks - RON HAYDOCK
                                      15: I Dig Rock 'N' Roll - EARLE WADE
                                      16: Froggy - DANNY DELL AND THE TRENDS
                                      17: Boss - THE DIAL TONES
                                      18: Slide Her Under The Door - MOSES LONGPIECE
                                      19: Whisper Your Love - THE PHANTOM
                                      20: Only Have Eyes For You - THE FLAMINGOS
                                      21: Valarie - THE STARLITES
                                      22: Knee Socks - THE IDEALS
                                      23: Ding Dong Baby - MARVIN AND JOHNNY
                                      24: I Got The Bug - KENNY OWEN
                                      25: Taboo - GENE SUMMERS
                                      26: Lonesome Desert - YOUNG JESSIE (with THE FLAIRS)
                                      27: Midnight Stroll - THE REVELS
                                      28: Eager Beaver Baby - JOHNNY BURNETTE TRIO
                                      29: Sweet Woman - EDWIN BRUCE
                                      30: Let 'Er Roll - SID KING AND THE FIVE STRINGS
                                      31: Jennie Lee - BILLY WARD &THE DOMINOES

                                      DISC: 2
                                      1: Jungle - THE NINE CATS
                                      2: The Vulture - RONNIE RAY'S PLAYBOY'S
                                      3: Thunder - BOB TAYLOR
                                      4: Nite Owl - THE CHAMPS
                                      5: Imagination - THE QUOTATIONS
                                      6: Unchained Melody( Acappella Version) - THE FLEETWOODS
                                      7: Rotten Cocksuckers Ball - THE CLOVERS
                                      8: Ya Ya Wobble - THE VENTURES
                                      9: Stormy Weather - THE FIVE SHARPS
                                      10: Action Packed - RONNIE DAWSON
                                      11: Bad Mortorcycle - THE STOREY SISTERS
                                      12: Baby Brother - BILL CATER
                                      13: Gang War - GENE MALTAIS
                                      14: M M M M Andre Williams Is Moving - ANDRE WILLIAMS WITH THE FIVE DOLLARS
                                      15: Uh Oh - THE IMPS
                                      16: Wicked - RONNIE ISLE
                                      17: Indian Rock - THE MUSICAL LINN TWINS
                                      18: Hoy Hoy - CLYDE STACEY
                                      19: Teenage Riot - PORTUGUESE JOE
                                      20: My Babe - RIC CARTEY
                                      21: Tongue Tied - BETTY McQUADE
                                      22: Hangin' Around - ERSAL HICKEY
                                      23: Forbidden City - JOHN BUCK
                                      24: Sweet Breeze - VERNON GREEN AND THE PHANTOMS
                                      25: Mr Ghost Goes To Town - THE 5 JONES BOYS
                                      26: Strollin' Spooks - KEN NORDINE
                                      27: Noisy Village - BOB McFADDEN AND DOR
                                      28: Taboo - ARTHUR LYMAN
                                      29: Lust - LES BAXTER
                                      30: Paralyzed - THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY

                                      Various Artists

                                      8, 9,10 And 9,10,11 From Gung Ho 1, 2, 3D

                                      Interesting compilation of percussion, bells, chimes and other assorted resonating mallet instruments featuring four star players of the current underground entheogenic scene. From Scratch is Don McGlashan and Philip Dadson, and their contributions, versions of Gung Ho's "8,9,10" and "9,10,11" are two, resonating, kettle drum-styled pieces that wouldn't sound out of place on Sued either. More ethereal and mood-enhancing than your tradition African percussion tracks, both of these glimmer and shimmer like crystallized moisture caught by the sun's rays as it shines through the rainforest. Swedish nu-psych-tribal warriors Goat offer up an alternative interpretation on the B-side. Switching the drums around for a more wooden aesthetic - sounding more like a burning hot peyote ritual than the more inter-dimensional, ayahuasca journey previous to it. Florian Meyer dons his Don't DJ alias as he also gets to grips with Gung Ho's two numbers - rolling out a very typical, but nonetheless arresting form of his percussive bubblers. Finally, Utena Kobayashi Group are new to me, and discogs too, it seems, and actually offer the most varied and different rendition on the comp. Slowing things down and introducing a slow, mournful violin line, percussion is reduced to a steady pace and sparse contents, relying on a synthesized conga pattern to bolster the warped and ethereal atmospheric backing. It's another heady, intoxicating piece, reminding me most of a Mexican mushroom ceremony, fluid, interconnected energy forms interacting as one. Totally out there and highly recommended!

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A -From Scratch "8, 9, 10" And "9, 10, 11” From Gung Ho 1, 2 ,3D
                                      Performer – From Scratch
                                      B - Goat "8,9,10" And "9,10,11"
                                      C - Don't DJ "8,9,10" And "9,10,11"
                                      D - Utena Kobayashi Group "8,9,10" And "9,10,11"

                                      Various Artists

                                      90's House & Garage Compiled By Joey Negro

                                        Founded way back in 91, Z Records have since amassed a lauded and plentiful collection of singles, albums and compilations. Run by Dave Lee aka Joey Negro, the label has enjoyed success through his unique ability to foster the principles of underground dance music whilst also remaining mindful of commercial appeal.

                                        Through various compilations, Mr Lee has consistently delved deep into the heart of a specific genre or era and selecting a lesser-known series of tracks that give a real insight into the spirit and energy that made that point in time special. Whether it's been gogo, Brit-funk, boogie, Italo house or straight up disco, he has mined deep into his extensive bank of influences and also enlisted the help of some of his most clued-up comrades in offering some unforgettable collections of classics. Next up - he pulls together a collection of his favourite moments across a definitive decade for house and garage: the 90’s. Inclusive of material from Kerri Chandler, Robert Owens and MAW as well as remixes from Mood II Swing and Ron Trent - the compilation is packed with sultry vocal lines and the sort of slick, irresistible grooves that defined the era. Sticking with the ethos of his series, Joey Negro has dug out an olio of music that may have until now ‘slipped under the garage doors’ meaning a lot of the material on this compilation is being digitised for the very first time. In searching deeper and wider than the average compilation, the package provides a thorough insight into why this was such a fertile period for production and gives a nod to the sort of drum patterns, sampling techniques and vocal lines that have inspired the likes of Bicep, Brawther and Huxley amongst many more.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        CD One:
                                        1. Fonda Rae - Living In Ecstasy (Mood II Swing Groove Mix Edit)
                                        2. Voices - Voices In My Mind (CJ Mackintosh Remix)
                                        3. Danube Dance - Unique (New York Underground Mix)
                                        4. Donnie Mark - Stand Up For The Soul (Vocal Mix)
                                        5. Janet Rushmore - Joy (Kaoz Gone Insane)
                                        6. Robert Owens - Gotta Work (Final Take)
                                        7. Station Q - That Special Melody (Club Mix)
                                        8. A Bitch Named Johanna - Freak It (Instrumental)
                                        9. Thelma Houston - All Of That (Joey Negro Club Mix)
                                        10. Bougie Soliterre - Got The Bug
                                        11. USG - Ncameu (Ron Trent Main Mix).

                                        CD Two:
                                        1. Gisele Jackson - Love Commandments (Original Vocal Edit)
                                        2. Mateo & Matos - New York Style
                                        3. Leee John - Mighty Power Of Love (Mood II Swing Vox Mix)
                                        4. Club 69 - Let Me Be Your Underwear (Underground Mix)
                                        5. Kerri Chandler - Ladbroke Grove
                                        6. Michael Watford - Love Change Over (Fire Island Club Vocal Mix)
                                        7. Ralphi Rosario - An Instrumental Need (Club Need)
                                        8. Astro Trax - The Energy (Feel The Vibe)
                                        9. BOP Feat. BJ Crosby - Thinkin’ About You (The TM Perspective)
                                        10. Mike Delgado - The Murder Track.

                                        Various Artists

                                        A Giant Has Nowhere To Go: Tongue Master Records Presents Selections From Comes With A Smile (2000-2006)

                                          "A Giant Has Nowhere To Go: Tongue Master Records Presents Selections From Comes With A Smile (2000-2006)" is a celebratory vinyl-only release drawn from the magazine's sixteen cover-mounted compilation CDs. Across some 300 tracks, the magazine presented previously unheard tracks from its eclectic array of interviewees drawn from the worlds of the Singer Songwriter, Americana, Post-Rock, Electronica, and all things Indie.

                                          Comes With A Smile's designer/editor Matt Dornan’s association with Tongue Master Records began with the first TM 7" and has continued to the present day. In some ways the association has come full circle with this curated release. The selections on this album represent the place where the worlds of Tongue Master and Cwas converge. Most remain exclusive to the magazine, and all appear on vinyl for the first time.

                                          Side one features artists who appear in the Tongue Master discography - from established masters Mark Eitzel, Mark Mulcahy and Howe Gelb to the equally idiosyncratic stylings of New York’s The Scene Is Now, Athens’ Sigmatropic (featuring Edith Frost) and London’s cinematic The Real Tuesday Weld. The latter revisits a CWAS favourite, featuring a newly recorded vocal by Sephine Llo, exclusive to this release. Other contributions include intimate demos from Eitzel and Gelb (better known in embellished form by American Music Club and Giant Sand respectively), to standalone gems like Mulcahy’s “Elephantine” (which gives this collection its title) and the bruised avant-garde blues of The Scene Is Now’s “The Word”.

                                          The tracks on side two and the accompanying 7” are a diverse selection drawn from the sixteen CDs CWAS issued between 2000 and 2006 that reflect and complement the oeuvre of Tongue Master Records. Here you will find the dense literature-infused art-folk of Lullaby For The Working Class, the sparse acoustic balladry of Nina Nastasia and the curious Matmos-enhanced stylings of veteran polymath and fellow New Yorker David Grubbs. In their wake comes an epic jazz-tinged duel between Douglas McCombs’s Brokeback and sometime labelmates Chicago Underground Duo, and the raw gothic Americana of Blanche. The LP concludes with a haunting lo-fi lament by the sorely missed Jason Molina in his Songs: Ohia guise. The 7" presents two further gems: a concise edit of the lengthy title track from a 2005 12” tour EP from CWAS regulars The American Analog Set, and an acoustic rendition of a track from the album ‘The Great Destroyer’ by shapeshifting veterans Low from the same year.

                                          Together the fourteen tracks hint at the breadth of the CWAS archive, a treasure trove from a not-too-distant musical past. With full lyrics, a special four page insert tracing the history of the magazine, and an Alex Wharton Abbey Road cut, this quality release is a testament to the legacy of Comes With A Smile.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          SIDE ONE
                                          The Scene Is Now - ‘Words’ (3:10)
                                          Howe Gelb - ‘Wolf Pup’ (4:42)
                                          Mark Mulcahy - ‘Elephantine’ (4:12)
                                          Sigmatropic Featuring Edith Frost - ‘Haiku 4 (Alt)’ (2:31)
                                          Mark Eitzel - ‘Bought A Book’ (3:36)
                                          The Real Tuesday Weld Featuring Sephine Lo - ‘Dreaming Of You’ (3:47)
                                          SIDE TWO
                                          Lullaby For The Working Class - ‘In Defense Of Abstractions’ (3:18)
                                          Nina Nastasia - ‘I Will Never Marry’ (3:29)
                                          David Grubbs- ‘Aging Young Lovers’ (2:53)
                                          Brokeback With Chicago Underground Duo- ‘Chomsk, Live!’ (7:08)
                                          Blanche -‘Never Again (Demo)’ (3:26)
                                          Songs: Ohia - ‘Untitled’ (3:01)

                                          7” -
                                          SIDE THREE
                                          The American Analog Set - ‘Everything Ends In Spring (Edit)’ (4:41)
                                          SIDE FOUR
                                          Low - ‘Walk Into The Sea (acoustic Version)’ (3:07)

                                          Various Artists

                                          A Moi La Liberte - Early Electronic Rai - Algerie 1983-1990

                                            Delving into the deepest recesses of raï, this compilation serves as a tribute to its roaring years, but also as a rejuvenation of the genre in its sulphurous, subterranean version.

                                            Through the pre and post-independence years, from 1950 to 1970, raï urbanised itself, with a generation listening to the traditional sounds, but also and mostly listening to twist, French variété and rock music. Including 6-page booklet with liner notes in French and English and download code.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Cheb Hindi - A Moi La Libert?
                                            Houari Benchenet - Malika
                                            Chab Mohamed Sghir - Khalouni
                                            Chaba Fadila - Kii Kount Ouelite
                                            Cheb Tahar - Djehida
                                            Cheb Djalal - Mohal Nahna
                                            Benchenet - Ghir Hiya Salbetni
                                            Cheb Kader - Reggae Ra?
                                            Chab Hamouda - Zahri Mate
                                            Cheb Khaled - Li Bini Ou Binek
                                            Nordine Sta'fi - Rouh Ya L'mersoul
                                            Chaba Amel - Lala Kusti
                                            Chaba Malika Meddah - Sid Houari Ya Mlah
                                            Tchier Abdelgani - La'roussa Jate?

                                            Various Artists

                                            A Slight Disturbance In My Mind - The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966

                                              While the likes of “Rubber Soul”, ‘See My Friends’ and ‘Still I’m Sad’ had served notice in 1965 of British pop’s heightened level of ambition, 1966 would prove to be an even more tumultuous twelvemonth period as experimentation and innovation grew to new levels.

                                              The release that August of “Revolver” – whose cataclysmic closing track ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ landed amongst the record-buying public like an impenetrable missile from outer space – brought the concept of psychedelic music out of the margins and into the mainstream.

                                              However, psychedelia – condemned by national newspaper The Sun as “the new and dangerous sound in pop music” – had been percolating throughout the year. The word was already in subterranean use in America, adapted by the likes of The 13th Floor Elevators and Hollywood hustler Kim Fowley, who in late 1965 had become the first person to promote a record with the term “psychedelic”.

                                              Arriving in London in March 1966, Fowley became a proselytising influence for the new sound, instructing bemused young British bands to “act psychedelically”. His sojourn coincided with the relocation of Californian band The Misunderstood, whose incendiary sound and stage act was a major influence on a new generation of British acts.

                                              Meanwhile, serial pioneers The Yardbirds were making increasingly audacious music, their new manager Simon Napier-Bell instructed the young John’s Children to become “the first psychedelic group”, while mod band The Creation developed an intriguing pop-art approach.

                                              Featuring 84 tracks, A Slight Disturbance In My Mind: The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966 examines the “experimental pop” element of the British music scene during that epochal twelvemonth period with a dizzying, dazzling mix of nascent psychedelia, introspective pop and what’s been retrospectively labelled freakbeat.

                                              We feature vital contributions from some of the era’s biggest names (The Kinks, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, The Animals etc), a bunch of highly collectable cult classics, a huge stash of unissued-at-thetime nuggets and early outings for such future legends as Bowie, Bolan, Slade and The Bee Gees.

                                              Housed in a clamshell box containing a 52-page booklet crammed with biographical information and priceless period photos and memorabilia, A Slight Disturbance In My Mind is a glorious snapshot of British pop storming the gates of a new, strange and wonderful dawn.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              DISC ONE

                                              1. MAKING TIME – The Creation
                                              2. SHAPES OF THINGS – The Yardbirds
                                              3. I’LL KEEP HOLDING ON – The Action
                                              4. MUD IN YOUR EYE – Fleur-De-Lys
                                              5. SWEET MUSIC – The Koobas
                                              6. ORIENTAL SADNESS – The Hollies
                                              7. PLAY DOWN – The Bee Gees
                                              8. AM I THE RED ONE (ALTERNATIVE MIX) – Mick Softley With The Summer Suns*
                                              9. I UNSEEN – The Misunderstood
                                              10. SECURITY (EXTENDED VERSION) – The ’N Betweens*
                                              11. I DIG EVERYTHING – David Bowie
                                              12. SHE’S A GIRL – The Attraction
                                              13. A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY – The Pretty Things
                                              14. DADDY LONG LEGS (BRASS-FREE VERSION) – Lindsay Muir’s Untamed
                                              15. MAN WITH MONEY – Outrage*
                                              16. THE QUIET EXPLOSION – The Ugly’s
                                              17. THIRTEEN WOMEN – The Renegades
                                              18. I TAKE IT THAT WE’RE THROUGH – The Riot Squad
                                              19. MAJOR CATASTROPHE – Katch 22
                                              20. HIPPY GUMBO (DEMO VERSION) – Marc Bolan
                                              21. I WILL HAVE YOU – Just Five
                                              22. TOMORROW NIGHT – The Times
                                              23. BLOW-UP – The In Crowd
                                              24. SIMPLIFIED – The Majority
                                              25. BACK SEAT DRIVER – The Ministry Of Sound
                                              26. BABY, YOU’VE GOT IT – The Truth
                                              27. I JUST GOT SOME – Rod Stewart
                                              28. ANSWERS PLEASE – The Luvin’ Kind

                                              DISC TWO
                                              1. MY FRIEND JACK (DEMO VERSION) – The Smoke
                                              2. PLEASE PLEASE ME – The Score
                                              3. PAINTER MAN (2017 STEREO MIX) – The Creation
                                              4. WHY DON’T YOU SMILE NOW – Downliners Sect
                                              5. YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE LOVE BABE (DEMO VERSION) – Graham Bond Organisation
                                              6. OUTCAST – The Animals
                                              7. WE’RE BROKEN – The Moody Blues
                                              8. I’VE LAID SOME DOWN IN MY TIME – Tony Colton
                                              9. WELL…ALL RIGHT – The People
                                              10. SHAPES IN MY MIND (US 45 VERSION) – Keith Relf
                                              11. MY TIME (BRASS-FREE VERSION) – The Pretty Things
                                              12. FANCY – The Kinks
                                              13. YOU’RE MY GIRL – Manfred Mann
                                              14. WHAT A STATE I’M IN – The Tremeloes
                                              15. TURN INTO EARTH – Al Stewart
                                              16. THE MORNING AFTER – The Mindbenders
                                              17. WALKIN’ WALKIN’ WALKIN’ – The Favourite Sons
                                              18. HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEBODY – The Searchers
                                              19. HUNGRY – The 5 A.M. Event
                                              20. MOLLY ANDERSON’S COOKERY BOOK – The Artwoods
                                              21. TAX MAN – Loose Ends
                                              22. THE RUIN – Deep Feeling
                                              23. KICKS – The Wheels
                                              24. YOU’RE MY GIRL – The Kingpins
                                              25. PAINT IT BLACK – The Tomcats
                                              26. SAGITTARIUS – The Cortinas
                                              27. WRONG WAY – The Brood
                                              28. HOLIDAYMAKER – The Key

                                              DISC THREE
                                              1. THE LOVE I THOUGHT I’D FOUND – John’s Children
                                              2. SAVE MY SOUL – The Wimple Winch
                                              3. STROLL ON – The Yardbirds
                                              4. GLENDORA – Downliners Sect
                                              5. I’M NOT YOUR STEPPING STONE (DEMO VERSION) – The Flies
                                              6. IT’S A CRIME – The Kirkbys
                                              7. LET THE LIVE LIVE – The Sorrows
                                              8. I GO TO SLEEP – The Fingers
                                              9. DON’T TELL ME – Arthur Brown
                                              10. HAPPY NEW YEAR – Beverley
                                              11. I AM THE WORLD – The Bee Gees
                                              12. CLOWN – The Hollies
                                              13. INDICATION – The Zombies
                                              14. LITTLE ROSY – The Rocking Vickers
                                              15. WHAT DOES SHE DO – Sounds Around
                                              16. MY LITTLE RED BOOK – Episode Six
                                              17. NO MORE YOU AND ME – The Tornados ’66
                                              18. GIRL CHILD, I AM AN EVIL WITCHMAN – The ’N Betweens
                                              19. HURDY GURDY MAN – The Spectres
                                              20. SUMMER LEAVES ME WITH A SIGH – Tuesday’s Children
                                              21. ADVERTISING MAN – The Reaction
                                              22. MY WORLD FELL DOWN – The Ivy League
                                              23. HEY, YOU LOLITA – The Silence
                                              24. I SUPPOSE – The Secrets
                                              25. DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE SONG – Outrage*
                                              26. TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS – The Mirage
                                              27. MY MIND – The Misunderstood
                                              28. DISTURBANCE – The Move

                                              * PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

                                              Various Artists

                                              A Song For Leon: A Tribute To Leon Russell

                                                Leon Russell was one of the most esteemed studio session men in rock history, having appeared on an eye-popping number of records by legends such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Darin, Phil Spector, Frank Sinatra, the Byrds, and the Beach Boys. Russell's solo work benefited from his amazing collaborators, as the likes of George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, various Rolling Stones and others helped Russell put the finishing touches on his albums through the years. The ‘master of space & time,’ Russell blended together Southern soul, gospel, country, rock and piano-man singer/songwriter stylings.

                                                “A Song For Leon” celebrates Leon’s life and career, consisting of iconic acts such as Pixies, Orville Peck, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, U.S. Girls featuring Bootsy Collins and other incredible artists. Showcasing the impact of Leon Russell’s songs, “A Song For Leon” is meant to educate experienced Leon Russell fans by highlighting other versions of his music, but also bring new fans into the fold by highlighting how many of today’s rising musicians have taken inspiration from him.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                SIDE A
                                                1. Stranger In A Strange Land (Margo Price)
                                                2. Out In The Woods (Durand Jones & The Indications)
                                                3. Tight Rope (Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats)
                                                4. This Masquerade (Orville Peck)
                                                5. Superstar (U.S. Girls & Bootsy Collins)
                                                SIDE B
                                                1. Crystal Closet Queen (Pixies)
                                                2. A Song For You (Monica Martin)
                                                3. Back To The Island (Bret McKenzie & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
                                                4. Laying Right Here In Heaven (Tina Rose, Amy Nelson & Jason Hill)
                                                5. “Prince Of Peace (Hiss Golden Messenger)

                                                Big Love label boss Seamus Haji commits four of the label’s pristine releases to wax for the fourth edition of ‘A Touch Of Love’, opening up the compilation himself with ‘Wish’, made with Full Intention’s Michael Gray and featuring vocals from current Chic singer-songwriter Audrey Martells. This collaboration of legends is followed by another from Mark Lower & Fleur De Mur, this time with the fiery nu-disco track ‘Burn For Love’ before one half of NiCe7, FrescoEdits continues to develop his uplifting, loop-based sound with the disco-inspired ‘Get Free’. Closing out this eclectic release of Big Love favourites, London-based duo Saison and their motivational collaboration with Kameelah Waheed, ‘Be Yourself’.

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Matt says: Fast becoming one of the hottest compilations for soulful and funky house, Big Love's V/A series continues with a plethora of stars ready to soundtrack your Saturday night under the disco ball.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Seamus Haji & Michael Gray - Wish Ft. Audrey Martells 
                                                A2. Mark Lower & Fleur De Mur - Burn For Love 
                                                AA1. FrescoEdits - Get Free 
                                                AA2. Saison - Be Yourself Ft. Kameelah Waheed 

                                                Various Artists

                                                A Tribute To Ryuichi Sakamoto: To The Moon And Back

                                                  Milan Records release this tribute to legendary Japanese composer, artist, producer & environmental activist Ryuichi Sakamoto. A 13 song collection of songs from Sakamoto's vast catalogue, newly reworked & remodelled by contemporary artists & collaborators, including David Sylvian, Thundercat, Devonte Hynes, Hildur Guonadottir, Cornelius, Alva Noto, Liam Giong & more... 

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  A Tribute To Spacemen 3 - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                    Celebrating twenty-five years since its release as rgirl2 – the label’s first LP – Rocket Girl is reissuing its seminal compilation A Tribute to Spacemen 3 on double vinyl with spot varnish sleeve in May 2023.

                                                    First repress since its original release in May 1998.

                                                    Widely acclaimed at the time of its release (garnering rave reviews in the UK, US, Canadian and European music weeklies and monthlies), the collection sounds as fresh and inventive as it did three decades ago. Launched at a time when tribute albums were prevalent, A Tribute to Spacemen 3 stands apart from other covers albums in that it not only redecorates S3’s songs in a bold new palette of colours, but also acts as a time capsule documenting a very specific wave of 90s US and UK bands that shared many sensibilities – ‘postrock’ might be the catch-all genre, but their music also encompassed psych, slowcore, analogue electronica, dream pop and space rock to varying degrees – and many of whom (Mogwai, Low, Arab Strap, Bardo Pond) have gone on to reap major critical and commercial success, and are still thriving today. In 1998 the LP was a gateway for fans of Spacemen 3 to discover these relatively unknown experimental artists operating on small independent labels either side of the Atlantic – today it is a celebration of the timeless innovation and longevity of that scene.

                                                    As author Richard Milward states in Rocket Girl 20, the 2019 book illuminating the history of the label: ‘In no way is [the LP] a collection of imitators simply regurgitating Spacemen 3’s songs sound-for-sound – rather, the compilation celebrates the purity and bravery of Pierce’s and Kember’s song writing (themselves never averse to a transformative cover version) while showcasing the originality and diversity of those bands they have inspired.’ It is the simultaneous simplicity and otherworldliness of S3’s songs that make them perfect fodder for reinterpretation, the band’s ‘three chords good, two chords better, one chord best’ mantra providing a solid, tantalising foundation for these bands to experiment with freely. Throbbing and humming with equal parts euphoria and melancholia, over the course of the album’s 69 minutes the tracks slide from slithering stoner psych (Asteroid #4’s ‘Losing Touch With My Mind’) to hymnal delicacy (Amp’s ‘So Hot (Wash Away All of My Tears)’ and Mogwai’s crisp, glockenspiel-chiming ‘Honey’) to zero-gravity lounge jazz (Transient Waves’ closer, ‘Billy Whizz’). There are radical reworkings: the oozing fuzztone lava of Bardo Pond’s ‘Call the Doctor’, and not least Arab Strap’s startling take on S3 live mainstay ‘Revolution’, replete with aggressive, crunching drum machine and the lyrics delivered down the telephone in Aidan Moffatt’s laconic Falkirk drawl – ‘a change, a solution, a wee… a wee revolution’ – before its explosive climax.

                                                    A bonus addition to the original tracklisting, Füxa’s ‘Amen’ nestles seamlessly between Flowchart’s off-kilter lullaby-like ‘Ode to Street Hassle’ and Accelera Deck’s uplifting ‘I Believe It’. Purely instrumental through the 1990s, Rocket Girl stalwarts Füxa have employed various vocalists and experimented with cover versions in recent years, and founding member Randall Nieman provides his own voice for this transcendent take on ‘Amen’, the pulsating synths and defiant refrain (‘I don’t mind dying Lord… Amen, Amen, Amen…’) exemplifying what made Spacemen 3’s music so special: the blissful purity of repetition, and the ever sincere, everlasting call to take themselves – and the listener – higher.

                                                    Since its release, A Tribute to Spacemen 3 has not only opened the ears of S3 fans to these kindred artists, but also caught the attention of the Spacemen themselves. After hearing Low’s elegantly faithful rendition of ‘Lord, Can You Hear Me?’ – a track that feels all the more heart-rending today, after Low vocalist and drummer Mimi Parker’s passing in 2022 – Jason Pierce was inspired to rerecord the song himself for Spiritualized’s 2001 LP Let it Come Down, and reached out to Parker to provide backing vocals. As he told Electric Sound: ‘Her voice was astonishing. It was so pure it was like a soundwave.’

                                                    A Tribute to Spacemen 3 remains Rocket Girl’s fastest seller, the original 1000 glittery vinyl and 1000 CD box sets (the first 50 with bonus keyring and incense sticks, the ever-present scent at Rocket Girl HQ) having sold out rapidly upon release. While the 1998 artwork depicted the iconic S3 transmitter logo in silver foil on a sleek black background, the 2023 reissue recasts the sleeve in an aluminium-effect sheen, suggestive of a space rocket: the symbol that links both the Rugby band and this label. It is a special pairing. In reissuing the record, Rocket Girl once again invites fans of Spacemen 3 to discover these like-minded artists that have since become seminal in their own right – and today, the reverse is equally likely: fans may well pick up this LP on account of its inclusion of bands like Mogwai, Low or Bardo Pond and, through it, initiate themselves into the intoxicating world of Spacemen 3, a group whose bold legacy and influence shows no sign of fading

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1) Bowery Electric ‘Things Will Never Be The Same
                                                    A2) The Asteroid No.4 ‘Losing Touch With My Mind'
                                                    A3) Mogwai ‘Honey’
                                                    B1) Flowchart ‘Ode To Street Hassle’
                                                    B2) Fuxa ‘Amen’
                                                    B3) Accelera Deck ‘I Believe It’
                                                    B4) Arab Strap ‘Revolution’
                                                    C1) Bardo Pond ‘Call The Doctor’
                                                    C2) Frontier ‘Hey Man’
                                                    C3) Low ‘Lord, Can You Hear Me?’
                                                    D1) Amp ‘So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears)'
                                                    D2) Piano Magic ‘How Does It Feel’
                                                    D3) Transient Waves ‘Billy Whizz’

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    A Valentine Records Sampler

                                                      After releasing a handful of singles / EPs, Manchester label Valentine Records celebrates its first birthday with the release of their first full length album. The album includes some of the highlights of the label's releases so far, along with five previously unreleased tracks. Includes tracks from Palo Alto, Ladyboy, Bynatone, Les Flames and more.

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      A-F Records Sampler

                                                        Since releasing Anti-Flag's newest full length, A-F Records has become the newest 'buzz' label to come out of the underground since Fat Wreck Chords exploded onto the scene in the early 90s. Here's their bands on a cheap, cheap compilation.

                                                        The highly esteemed, A7 Edits lines up Volume 6 in their much sought after, official edits series. Four feel good dancefloor re-works of obscure Afro-disco gems, plucked from the extensive Africa Seven vaults.

                                                        Opening up the EP, John Talabot & Pional take on Cameroon’s Ekambi Brillant giving a deep electronic twist to ‘Afrika Afrika’ before Ghana’s Gyedu Blay Ambolley gets his disco funk heater ‘Highlife’ re-edited by Alan Dixon.

                                                        On the B, another double dose of Cameroonian cuts, as Jacques Renault breathes new life into the jazz funk joint from Michael Amara - New Bell and Pasteur Lappe’s standout hit ‘Na Real Sekele Fo Ya’ gets a housed up edit from Escapade.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1. Ekambi Brillant - Afrika Afrika (John Talabot & Pional 'Lost Scripts')
                                                        A2. Gyedu Blay Ambolley - Highlife (Alan Dixon Edit)
                                                        B1. Michael Amara - New Bell (Jacques Renault Edit)
                                                        B2. Pasteur Lappe - Na Real Sekele Fo Ya (Escapade Edit)

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Ace Records 40

                                                          A celebration of our 40years in business: 1975-2015 represented by seven vinyl singles in a luxury box/book.

                                                          40 years on and, as the song says, we got to get right back where we started from. That was and still is the 7-inch vinyl 45rpm single. This traditional “album” contains seven 45s that could never fully represent the Ace story so far, but they touch on numerous aspects of what we have been doing all this time. There are unissued versions, highlights from our career, lost gems and an error corrected, but all truly terrific music. A small jukebox worth of recordings spanning the 20 years from which the bulk of Ace releases have been drawn. It is hard to believe only 20 years separate Etta James’ release for Modern from Joe Strummer’s first recording made for our Chiswick label, which in turn is now nearly 40 years old.

                                                          After our dalliance with pop and rock, which lasted until the early 80s and wasn’t without its highpoints, we shifted our attention to recording London’s garage and psychobilly bands in the wake of licensing the Cramps’ catalogue. But the blues, its more active little brother rhythm & blues, even more active grandchild soul and wayward second cousin who got the funk have always been a major strand in what we do. We heard some of that rock’n’roll music, liked it and put a lot of it out, alongside its sweeter pop counterpart and teenage rebel nephew 60s psych and garage that contributed to the backbone of the past 40 years of releases.

                                                          During that time, we have danced to many different tunes in many different styles. We jived, we twisted, then we shimmied (and shaked), glided elegantly across the northern soul dancefloor, pogoed and all the time shook a tail feather. These days it is more likely to be a soft shoe shuffle but the enthusiasm hasn’t dimmed. The dedicated team of Ace staff, engineers and consultants are still turning out a regular flow of great-sounding, handsomely packaged, articulately annotated CDs, with the odd LP and 45 thrown in for good measure. You can even download a lot of it, but unfortunately without the pretty pictures and sweet words as yet.

                                                          They say the future is online and they may be right, but nothing can match that warm fuzzy feeling the whiff of wax brings.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Disc One
                                                          1A. Confessin The Blues (Alt) BB King
                                                          1B.Tough Lover (Alt) Etta James

                                                          Disc Two
                                                          2A. One Cup Of Coffee And A Cigarette - Glen Glenn
                                                          2B. Youre Under Arrest - The Shirelles

                                                          Disc Three
                                                          3A. Not My Girl - The Platters
                                                          3B. No Other Guy - Lou Johnson

                                                          Disc Four
                                                          4A. Try A Little Tenderness (Alt) - Otis Redding
                                                          4B. You Gotta Have Soul - James Carr

                                                          Disc Five
                                                          5A. Psychedelic Sally - Eddie Jefferson
                                                          5B. Keep On Brother Keep On - Johnny King And Fatback Band

                                                          Disc Six
                                                          6A. I Got Mine - The Charlatans
                                                          6B. Get The Picture (Alt) - The Scot Richard Case

                                                          Disc Seven
                                                          7A. Dont Cry For Me - The Zombies
                                                          7B. Keys To Your Heart - The 101ers

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Achoo! An Asthmatic Kitty Sampler Volume 2

                                                            Asthmatic Kitty Records presents "Achoo!" their second sampler of music released on the label – 27 tracks for the price of a CD single! Featuring songs from every artist on the label and spanning the entire breadth of the catalogue, this gives a concise and exciting introduction to one of the most interesting independent labels in operation today.

                                                            Green Water - The Curtains
                                                            Henney Buggy Band - Sufjan Stevens
                                                            High Life - Shapes And Sizes
                                                            Adventurers - Rafter
                                                            Eyes Peeled - Half-Handed Cloud
                                                            We Were Sparkling - My Brightest Diamond
                                                            Sold To The Nice Rich Man - Welcome Wagon
                                                            So Gentle Your Arms - Shannon Stephens
                                                            Poison & Snakes - Liz Janes
                                                            Strong Animal - Castanets
                                                            Twilight And Ghost Stories (excerpt) - Chris Schlarb
                                                            Year Of The Boar - Osso
                                                            Encouragement - Rafter
                                                            Say You Will - Cryptacize
                                                            Future Past Perfect - Future Rapper
                                                            Sampler Song - Rafter
                                                            Sailing The Veil-Boat - Half-Handed Cloud
                                                            Climbing Texas - Belltower
                                                            Christmas In July - Sufjan Stevens
                                                            Dancing With Someone (Privilege Of Everything) - Castanets
                                                            A Feast - Royal City
                                                            Goldenhead - Shapes And Sizes
                                                            Yes/No - Bunky
                                                            Quail - Half-Handed Cloud
                                                            Careless Love - Liz Janes & Create
                                                            Golden Star (Alias Remix) - My Brightest Diamond
                                                            As You Do - Castanets

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Action Time Vision - A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979

                                                              Autumn 2016 marks for the fortieth anniversary of the British musical revolution that was Punk Rock, fanfared by the release of ‘Anarchy In The UK’ by the Sex Pistols and ‘New Rose’ by The Damned. Marking this monumental birthday, ACTION TIME VISION is the first-ever box set to document the independent punk scene, which was born with Punk and thrived outside of the major label framework. With 111 tracks, this longform 4-CD box set follows previous, acclaimed compilations from Cherry Red dedicated to Indie Pop (Scared To Get Happy), Shoegaze (Still In A Dream), Mod Revival (Millions Like Us), Heavy Psychedelia (I’m A Freak Baby), etc. The 64-page booklet includes authoritative band biogs and an insightful foreword by journalist Kris Needs (then editor of Zigzag magazine, which produced the first directory of Indie labels; he also fronted the Vice Creems). Many key names of Punk (The Damned, Stiff Little Fingers, The Ruts, Angelic Upstarts, 999, Skids, Sham 69, UK Subs, Cockney Rejects, The Rezillos, The Adicts, The Boys, The Lurkers, Alternative TV, Chelsea) are joined by a host of obscurities and future post-punk stars (Joy Division, Tubeway Army, Adam & The Ants).

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              DISC: 1
                                                              1: New Rose - THE DAMNED
                                                              2: Outside View - EATER
                                                              3: Television Screen - THE RADIATORS FROM SPACE
                                                              4: Fascist Dictator - THE CORTINAS
                                                              5: Lookalikes - THE DRONES
                                                              6: Shadow - THE LURKERS
                                                              7: I Can't Stand My Baby - THE REZILLOS
                                                              8: I'm Alive - 999
                                                              9: No One - JOHNNY MOPED
                                                              10: I Don't Wanna - SHAM 69
                                                              11: Mucky Pup - PUNCTURE
                                                              12: Terminal Stupid - THE SNIVELLING SHITS
                                                              13: Worthless Trash - THE VACANTS
                                                              14: Hungry - THE ZEROS
                                                              15: Chelsea 77 - MANIACS
                                                              16: One To Infinity - THE OUTSIDERS
                                                              17: Johnny Won't Go To Heaven - THE KILLJOYS
                                                              18: Saints And Sinners - JOHNNY AND THE SELF ABUSERS
                                                              19: Withdrawal - THE UNWANTED
                                                              20: Teenage Treats - THE WASPS
                                                              21: Youthanasia - THE PIGS
                                                              22: Radio Call Sign - LOCKJAW
                                                              23: Venus Eccentric - NEON HEARTS
                                                              24: Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me - JERKS
                                                              25: Modern Politics - THE PANIK
                                                              26: New Religion - SOME CHICKEN
                                                              27: Radio Wonderbar - THE CARPETS
                                                              28: Love And A Molotov Cocktail - THE FLYS
                                                              29: Gobbing On Life - ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS PARANIOAS
                                                              30: Lovers Of Today - THE ONLY ONES
                                                              31: Nothing To Declare (Live At The Vortex) - SUSPECTS

                                                              DISC: 2
                                                              1: Read About Seymour - SWELL MAPS
                                                              2: Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart - PATRIK FITZGERALD
                                                              3: No Leaders (Demo) - THE BOYS
                                                              4: Office Girl - THE STOAT
                                                              5: I Don't Need You - ACME SEWAGE CO.
                                                              6: Sped Freak - V2
                                                              7: Give It All To Me - BAZOOMIS
                                                              8: Moving Target - RAPED
                                                              9: I Hate The Whole Human Race - BIG G
                                                              10: Gimme Your Heart - SUBS
                                                              11: That's Too Bad - TUBEWAY ARMY
                                                              12: Blank Generation - THE XTRAVERTS
                                                              13: Door In My Face - FRUIT EATING BEARS
                                                              14: System - FRONT
                                                              15: You Make Me Sick - SATAN'S RATS
                                                              16: Suspect Device - STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
                                                              17: G.L.C. - MENACE
                                                              18: Gutter Kids - THE DYAKS
                                                              19: Reasons - SKIDS
                                                              20: Big Time - RUDI
                                                              21: I Am A Dalek - THE ART ATTACKS
                                                              22: On Me - BEARS
                                                              23: Pseudo Punk - 'O' LEVEL
                                                              24: Solitary Confinment - THE MEMBERS
                                                              25: King Of The Bop - NIPPLE ERECTORS
                                                              26: The Murder Of Liddle Towers - ANGELIC UPSTARTS
                                                              27: Bunch Of Stiffs (Live At The Vortex) - MEAN STREET

                                                              DISC: 3
                                                              1: Action Time Vision - ALTERNATIVE TV
                                                              2: I Don't Want My Heart To Rule My Head - SOCIAL SECURITY
                                                              3: Bad Hearts - THE TIGHTS
                                                              4: Cosmonaut - RIFF RAFF
                                                              5: New Wave Love - THE DOLE
                                                              6: Failures - JOY DIVISION
                                                              7: 19 And Mad - LEYTON BUZZARDS
                                                              8: Little Miss Perfect - DEMON PREACHER
                                                              9: Just Another Teenage Rebel - THE OUTCASTS
                                                              10: Psycho Mafia - THE FALL
                                                              11: Urban Kids - CHELSEA
                                                              12: Don't Ring Me Up - PROTEX
                                                              13: Gordon - THE CRAVATS
                                                              14: England 77 - HORRORCOMIC
                                                              15: C.I.D - U.K. SUBS
                                                              16: Crazy - SPIZZOIL 6,000
                                                              17: I Don't Care (Full Version) - THE DODGEMS
                                                              18: Kicks In Style - THE USERS
                                                              19: Elvis Is Dead - PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
                                                              20: In A Rut - THE RUTS
                                                              21: Drums Over London - DISCO ZOMBIES
                                                              22: Never Been So Stuck - NICKY & THE DOTS
                                                              23: Wot's For Lunch Mum (Not B****S Again) - THE SHAPES
                                                              24: Breaking Point - NO WAY
                                                              25: New Way - THE WALL
                                                              26: Sick On You - THE HOLLYWOOD BRATS

                                                              DISC: 4
                                                              1: Zerox - ADAM AND THE ANTS
                                                              2: Death To Disco - NOTSENSIBLES
                                                              3: Danger Love - THE VICE CREEMS
                                                              4: D.N.A. - MURDER THE DISTURBED
                                                              5: Flares 'N' Slippers - COCKNEY REJECTS
                                                              6: Totally Useless - PSYKIK VOLTS
                                                              7: The End Of Civilisation - THE MOLESTERS
                                                              8: Hypocrite - THE NEWTOWN NEUROTICS
                                                              9: These Boots Are Made For Walking - PURE HELL
                                                              10: Timewall - FIRE EXIT
                                                              11: King Of Kings - THE PACK
                                                              12: Dumb Dumb - STEROID KIDDIES
                                                              13: Time Tunnel - ENGLISH SUBTITLES
                                                              14: Soft Ground - THE PROLES
                                                              15: Easy Way Out - THE ADDICTS
                                                              16: My Friends - THE DARK
                                                              17: I Must Be Mad - WOODY & THE SPLINTERS
                                                              18: Why Are Fire Engines Red - VICTIM
                                                              19: Anthem - THE X-CERTS
                                                              20: Slag - F-X
                                                              21: Future Rights - THE RIVALS
                                                              22: I've Been Hurt (So Many Times Before) - SILENT NOISE
                                                              23: Nothing - VICE SQUAD
                                                              24: Things In General - THE PERFECTS
                                                              25: 1970's Have Been Made In Hong Kong - THE LICKS
                                                              26: Violence Grows - FATAL MICROBES
                                                              27: Under The Doctor - POISON GIRLS

                                                              "Ada - Mixtape #1 - Adaptions" brings together a collection of new and unreleased music, Ada's remixes, renditions of her tracks touched by friends, plus even a lost, alternative take of her most loved song "Blindhouse". Lovingly blended together but not to be confused with a DJ mix, the songs here have a degree of separation between each other (I think we might call them 'gaps'). Diving in, Tracey Thorn's vocals brood over Ada's delicate beats, propelling us into what promises to be a world of modern Booka Shade remix, to the house-drenched cycle of "Forty Winks" to her musical duet with Raz Ohara of Apparat fame,Adaptions" showcases a speculative depth rarely heard in Ada's music and provokes a more matured aspect to her own production. Bringing a slight twist to the typical remix collection, Ada invites some of her favorite remixes onboard for the ride. Studio-mate Dee Pulse hits back with his unreleased remix of "Fizzman" and Tobias Thomas and Michael Mayer team up to tackle the unforgettable Yeah Yeah Yeah's cover of Maps that originally appeared on Ada's debut album "Blondie". It's safe to say that ADA has brilliantly succeeded in creating her own, personal mixtape that is well deserving of being shared with everyone.

                                                              1. Tracey Thorn's Grand Canyon (Ada remix)
                                                              2. Ada - Fizzmann (Dee Pulse Remix)
                                                              3. Booka Shade Vertigo vs. Cha (Ada Remix)
                                                              4. Brant Feat. Mr. Roper - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (Ada Remix)
                                                              5. Ada - Maps (Thomas / Mayer Remix)
                                                              6. Alex Smoke - Never Want To See You Again (Ada Remix)
                                                              7. Ada - Eve (DJ Koze Mix)
                                                              8. Ada Feat. Raz Ohara - Lovestoned
                                                              9. Andi Teichmann - Tape (Ada Remix)
                                                              10. Ada - Living It Up
                                                              11. Ada - Forty Winks
                                                              12. Ada Feat. Cosmic DJ - Our Blindhouse

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Additive Noise Function: Formative UK, European And American Electronica 1978-1984

                                                                Following the success of the 4CD compilations looking at early electronica in the UK (“Close To The Noise Floor”), Europe (“Noise Reduction System”) and North America (“Third Noise Principle”) 4AD present a 3LP compendium of hand-picked highlights. Including legendary names such as Conny Plank and Holger Czukay (Les Vampyrettes), D.A.F., Bourbonese Qualk, The Legendary Pink Dots, Front 242, Carlos Peron, The Residents, Rhythm And Noise, Richard Bone and Tuxedomoon alongside cult favourites and previously overlooked nuggets, “Additive Noise Function” takes in dancefloor fillers, inner space explorations and everything in between as it journeys over five thousand miles in search of the perfect drum pattern. Previous CD editions have been critically praised around the world, and acclaimed for their historical significance as well as the diverse, futuristic and ground-breaking music contained within. Demand for a vinyl overview has been continuous, and we proudly present thirty-two must-hear, must-have tunes showcasing the other side of the post-punk revolution. For fans of house and techno, breaks, future funk, ambient soundscapes, IDM and concrète collages.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side One
                                                                1. The Single Off The Album – Five Times Of Dust
                                                                2. Sedation – O Yuki Conjugate
                                                                3. Faith – Nagamatzu
                                                                4. Back To The Beginning – Spoon Fazer
                                                                5. Western Vein – Konstruktivist

                                                                Side Two
                                                                1. Tight As A Drum – Thomas Leer
                                                                2. God With Us – Bourbonese Qualk
                                                                3. Go For The Throat – Portion Control
                                                                4. God Speed – The Legendary Pink Dots
                                                                5. Dying Inside – Renaldo And The Loaf

                                                                Side Three
                                                                1. Party Talk – André De Koning
                                                                2. Ich Will – D.A.F.
                                                                3. Impersonator – Carlos Person
                                                                4. Son – Minny Pops
                                                                5. Principles – Front 242
                                                                6. Ohnne Titel – E.M.A.K.

                                                                Side Four
                                                                1. Biomutanten – Les Vampyrettes
                                                                2. Hymne Au Ver – Bene Gesserit
                                                                3. Troglodyten – Asmus Tietchens
                                                                4. More Fun With Korg – Plus Instruments
                                                                5. Lux – Schaltkreis Wassermann

                                                                Side Five
                                                                1. Push Me, Pull You (Pt 2) – Futurisk
                                                                2. Creators – Data-Bank-A
                                                                3. Archie’s Dub – K. Leimer
                                                                4. Current Slaughter – Rhythm And Noise
                                                                5. Lowdown – Galen Herod
                                                                6. Be Good – Blackhouse

                                                                Side Six
                                                                1. Mambopolis – Richard Bone
                                                                2. 99 Space Music – The Residents
                                                                3. Oleo Strut – Marc Barreca
                                                                4. Nite And Day (Homage À Cole Porter) – Tuxedo Moon
                                                                5. Simulation-Stimulation (Edit) – Hunting Lodge

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Adrian Sherwood Presents: Dub No Frontiers

                                                                  Dub No Frontiers is inspired by and features female vocalists that Adrian Sherwood and the On-U Sound label knew from the UK or had met while travelling around the world. Many of the singers said they felt the dub and reggae arena was a bit of a male preserve and a little intimidating even, so Sherwood decided to invite artistes to perform a song of their choice, all in non-English on his rhythm tracks. Vocalists include Likkle Mai (singing in Japanese), Rita Morar (Hindi), Kerieva (Romani), Neyssatou (Arabic) & Yehaiyahan (Chinese).

                                                                  The album is dedicated to the memory of both Ariane ‘Ari Up’ Forster and Lincoln Valentine ‘Style’ Scott with whom the project started.

                                                                  Peter Harris’s cover painting of Afeni Shakur Davis sets the visual tone of the record and both the LP and CD come with a 12-page booklet featuring more of his paintings of inspiring women from the world of literature, politics, law, civil rights and medicine, such as Claudia Jones, Flo Kennedy, Barbara Jordan, Claudette Colvin and Mary Seacole.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Yehaiyahan — Love Hurts [3:11]
                                                                  2. Likkle Mai — Haste Makes Waste [4:12]
                                                                  3. Rita Morar — Meri Awaaz Suno (Hear My Voice) [3:15]
                                                                  4. In Temi Oyedele — I Dupe (Thanks Giving) [4:21]
                                                                  5. Neyssatou — War [4:15]
                                                                  6. Maria Wenda — Okama Werek Halok [3:42]
                                                                  7. Kerieva — Chavale [3:52]
                                                                  8. JaGodDa — Krysztalowy Aniol (Crystal Angel) [3:57]
                                                                  9. Saba Tewelde — Semarulay Daqey [2:36]
                                                                  10. Nadya Ostroff DR.NO — Little Cosmonaut [4:31]

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  After Hours

                                                                    This is a brilliant collection of Northern soul stompers dug up from the Warners, Atlantic, Atco and Reprise vaults. All the tracks are picked by Northern authority Richard Searling, who also provides extensive sleeve notes. All that and a great photo of (presumably) Wigan Casino from the on the front cover!!

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Alex Attias Presents LillyGood Party Vol. 2

                                                                      Swiss DJ Alex Attias returns to BBE with a second helping of uptempo cuts, perfectly encapsulating his LillyGood Party! sound. Founder of the recently revived Visions imprint, a long-time collector and a revered selector, Alex Attias is, before everything, a refined producer whose musical craft has seen him travel the globe, most notably with an extended stint in the birthplace of the bruk sound, London. The tracks you’ll find on this compilation are all current favourites, or proven classics that have never left Alex's record box at the LillyGood Parties, a gathering Alex and his brother Stephane run in their hometown of Lausanne, Switzerland. LillyGood Party! Vol.2 is another testament to Attias’ unswerving taste for smooth yet intricate, subtly layered yet deeply rooted dance compositions; some subtly edited for maximum dance-floor effect. Featuring instantly recognisable names such as Louie Vega's Elements Of Life, Peven Everett and even Pharoah Sanders, LillyGood Party 2 also sheds light on some lesser-known artists, digging out some gems, buried deep across the jazz, disco and electronic musical strata. 

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Sil says: More jazzy than my usual preferences; this great compilation has got me shacking my arse in ways not previously known! Someone put me on a dancefloor!

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                      1. How Bad I Want Ya (GU Peak True Time Mix) – Stacy Kidd Feat. Peven Everett
                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                      1. Children Of The World (Ben Brophy Edit) – The Elements Of Life Feat. Josh Milan
                                                                      SIDE C
                                                                      1. Gwotet (Alex Attias Edit) – David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters Feat. Pharoah Sanders
                                                                      2. Freedom Flight – Mausiki Scales (Alex Attias LillyGood Party Edit)
                                                                      SIDE D
                                                                      1. Open Up Your Mind (Honeycomb Vocal Mix) – Universal Tongues Feat. Elle
                                                                      2. Star Child Going Home – MJ Lallo

                                                                      One Tokyo based DJ’s sonic memoir, spanning two decades of life and music in Japan. "Japan Vibrations Vol. 1" will transport listeners in time to energetic nights at Japan’s legendary club venues and delight with a spirited journey of musical discovery and reflection.

                                                                      Dive into the exhilarating era of Japan’s electronic dance music scene from the mid ’80s to the mid ’90s, hand-picked by DJ and musical storyteller Alex from Tokyo who pays homage to the trailblazers and innovators who shaped the landscape.

                                                                      11 newly remastered tracks spanning ambient, downtempo, dub, world beats, deep house, new jazz, and techno. Together they showcase the creative ingenuity and energy of a paradisiac era marked by a symbiotic fusion of international sounds with distinctively Japanese influences. Experience the vibrations of pioneers Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Yasuaki Shimizu. Of culture-shaping forces Hiroshi Fujiwara and Kan Takagi (T.P.O./Major Force), Susumu Yokota (Prism), Silent Poets, Mondo Grosso and Kyoto Jazz Massive. And of new-generation artists CMJK (C.T. Scan), Mind Design, Okihide, and Hiroshi Watanabe (Quadra). The evolution of a scene, a moment, presented with the progression of a DJ set.

                                                                      Hi-fidelity remastering by sound engineer Isao Kumano (PHONON). License coordination by Ken Hidaka, album artwork by Takehiko Kitahara. Photography by Meisa Fujishiro and Beezer, and from Alex and friends’ personal collections. Pressed by Mother Tongue Records. 

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Haruomi Hosono - Ambient Meditation #3
                                                                      Silent Poets - Meaning In The Tone (’95 Space & Oriental)
                                                                      Mind Design - Sun
                                                                      Quadra - Phantom
                                                                      Yasuaki Shimizu - Tamare-Tamare
                                                                      Ryuichi Sakamoto - Tibetan Dance (Version)
                                                                      T.P.O. - Hiroshi’s Dub (Tokyo Club Mix)
                                                                      Okihide - Biskatta
                                                                      Mondo Grosso - Vibe PM (Jazzy Mixed Roots) (Remixed By Yoshihiro Okino)
                                                                      Prism - Velvet Nymph

                                                                      C.T. Scan - Cold Sleep (The Door Into Summer)

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Algo Salvaje Vol. 4

                                                                        After three previous volumes in the series “Algo Salvaje” devoted to the Spanish nuggets, this new instalment explores the darkest, neglected and rebellious side of Peruvian beat. The tracks chosen for the occasion, a selection filtered strictly by their musical value, adhere to the rules of the classic nugget genre while demonstrating the permeability of garage sound and its inevitable evolution at the turn of the decade (1965-1970) through mixes that embraced psychedelia, soul, beat and tropical arrangements. Epic and pretty wild.

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Alias - Collected Remixes

                                                                          Anticon bring us a hand-picked collection of Alias' greatest work as a remixer. All the tracks are super-rare, out of print or previously unreleased, including reworks of Lucky Pierre, Lali Puna, John Vanderslice, Sixtoo, Christ and more. The tracks play like an artist album, each song the proud new owner of the Alias trademark: Alternately searing and frostbitten production, reverberating and crunchy, built on considered keystrokes, finely cut click'n'pop, guitar pickings and drum machine ballistics.

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          All Tomorrow's Parties 1.0

                                                                            Compilation to coincide with the second All Tomorrows Parties weekender. Rare / previously unreleased tracks or versions of tracks, from The Sea And Cake, Broadcast, Calexico, Tortoise, Boards of Canada, Autechre amongst others.

                                                                            You can never really pin down what the excellent Emotional Repose label does and that is exactly the sinking behind the title of its superb All Trades show on NTS. The sheer eclecticism of that show is now reflected in this new two-part compilation, also called All Trades, which offers up little morsels of what they do, something like a sonic tasting menu at a fancy restaurant. There is chugging electronic dub from Apiento & Tepper, industrial clatter from Black Bones, cosmic ambient breakbeat from Paperclip Minimiser and blissed out dub from Yamila & SoFa Elsewhere amongst many more highlights.

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Mine says: Oooof! Some seriously good selections on here that I cannot wait to listen to in full. Highly recommend!

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Side 1
                                                                            1. Apiento & Tepper - "606 Dog"
                                                                            2. Other Lands - "The Old Ways"
                                                                            3. Datasal - "Sea Palace"

                                                                            Side 2
                                                                            1. Black Bones - "Tipping Point"
                                                                            2. Froid Dub - "Item By Item" (dub)
                                                                            3. Paperclip Minimiser - "Planarian Wormhole"

                                                                            Side 3
                                                                            1. Cosmo Vitelli & Die Wilde Jagd - "Elixir"
                                                                            2. Amy Denio - "Fresh Fish"
                                                                            3. Exotic Gardens - "Soundwaves & Dark Caves"

                                                                            Side 4
                                                                            1. Yamila & SoFa Elsewhere - "Yo Tampoco"
                                                                            2. Valentina Magaletti - "Radio77"
                                                                            3. Ocean Moon - "Light Vibrations"

                                                                            Emotional Response returns with a second volume of its All Trades compilation which is named after its own NTS show. It is just as vast both in terms of style but also the eras it spans with a mix of dub, new wave, slow motion electronics and plenty in between. Tolouse Low Trax kicks off with the filthy dirty and seriously heavy dub glitch of 'Ossia' to provide an early highlight before the likes of Al Wootton get percussive and tribal with 'Altai' and HLM38 channels some African Head Charge on another devastating dub cut. Later on, London's Good Block brings a little more light and sunshine with their lovely 'Strong Relax.'

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Mine says: I love a good compilation and Emotional Response deliver not one but two great ones in one go. This one's definitely more on the dubbier side so if that's your jam then don't snooze!

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Side 1
                                                                            1. Tolouse Low Trax - "Ossia Dub"
                                                                            2. T Woc - "Luminescence"
                                                                            3. Al Wootton - "Altai"

                                                                            Side 2
                                                                            1. Iro Aka - "Generations"
                                                                            2. HLM38 - "Mystery Train Riddim"
                                                                            3. Jamie Paton - "Lost Margins"

                                                                            Side 3
                                                                            1. Good Block - "Strong Relax"
                                                                            2. While My Sequencer Gently Bleeps - "Ready"
                                                                            3. Anatolian Weapons - "Mountain Echoes"

                                                                            Side 4
                                                                            1. Shelter - "The Four Knights" (dub)
                                                                            2. Zongamin - "GGANTIJA"
                                                                            3. Akulina - "Waiting"

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Allen Ginsberg’s Fall Of America II

                                                                              Various artists musically interpret poems from "The Fall of America: Poems of these States1965-1971" on this second volume, covers the years 1965- 1971

                                                                              Musical interpretations of Ginsbergs poems are performed by Ai Weiwei, Philip Glass, Thurston Moore With Saul Williams, Anne Waldman, Miho Hatori, Jack Dangers, Devendra Banhart, Kai Campos & Cj Mirra, and more.

                                                                              The DIY ethic reshaped in the 21st century via Bandcamp, but the fact it's somewhat lawless, means not much of it is flawless. Not so with these uncommonly good reboots of contemporary R&B joints which were previously the secret preserve of a handful of the keenest digital diggers.

                                                                              Tried & tested sure-shots one and all, we have a VERY limited run available.

                                                                              ALMACKS pALMAKrovides community in secret spaces. The sublime liminal. TIP!

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Matt says: ALMACKS scour the internet much like your old school vinyl digger would trawl through the white label promos looking for that nugget of undiscovered sonic gold. The methodology might have changed but the end result is still the same - obscure edits you almost certainly won't have come across, with the emphasis on soulful R&B flavoured disco cuts.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1. So Ready
                                                                              A2. Running Out Of Time
                                                                              B1. What You Don't Do
                                                                              B2. What's The Use

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Ambient Punk Vol II

                                                                                "Contains 16 exclusive collaborations from 31 Pure Life artists to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the label. The first vinyl release from Pure Life records, wanting to show the importance of collaboration and make sure every artist is equally important to the next chapter of the label. For many artists included this was their first vinyl release. Demonstrates the global roster as well as various different styles of electronic that the label showcases"

                                                                                What better sampler of the increasingly essential Pure Life could there be than this gorgeous double pressing of the second edition of their well recieved 'Ambient Punk' series. There are tracks from a wide variety of Pure Life favourites, including the opening track from Kuroi Ame who caused much furore in the mailorder dept with their 2018 LP, 'Sacred'. 

                                                                                It's a widescreen collection of some of the most uncompromising genre-breaking synth music of the modern day, drawing influence from soundtrack work (as obvious as it may be, Vangelis' Blade Runner, Carpenter, Mansell) as well as heavier IDM and braindance of the 90's. If any of these tickle your fancy, you will LOVE this collection, and no doubt the label as a whole.  

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Barry says: It's ALWAYS worth taking a punk on a Pure Life release. One of the hardest working labels out there, and this collection is the perfect way to get initated with the huge variety of talent associated with the label. There never hang around for long (See also Kuroi Ame / Twin Galaxxxies releases in this week) so get on it ASAP!

                                                                                1000 Die-cut leather structure gatefold with eight artist photo cards & insert.

                                                                                "Welcome to the America Dream Reserve, home to husband & wife duos, pub legends, one-man-bands, preachers’ sons, and country-lounge entertainers..."

                                                                                About: America Dream Reserve is a home for kindred souls. An hour-long journey into the world of lo-fi drumcomputer folk, disco-pop-lounge, haunting ballads, obscure vanity pressings, and synthesized string ensembles. A collaborative compilation between Charles Bals, creator of the inimitable Club Meduse, and Smiling C.

                                                                                Sleeve: This is a premium edition of ADR housed in a die-cut leather structure gatefold. It comes with eight loose double-sided swappable photo cards with artist photos on both sides, and an insert with write-up about the project. Limited run.

                                                                                Compiled by: Charles Bals & Henry Jones.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Micksun - Pagliocca Sad Clown
                                                                                Dunn - Vision
                                                                                Stan Barber - I Saw The Light In Your EyeS
                                                                                Bill Welsh - So Very Long
                                                                                Laura Michele - You Always Hurt The One You Love
                                                                                Perry Lisa - Eye Of The Tiger
                                                                                Marv Dee - Taking A Chance On Love
                                                                                Mark Suzann Farmer - Waiting For The Dawn
                                                                                Victoria - Bop Solo
                                                                                Stu Cisco - Night Out
                                                                                Fx - Things Are Not What They Seem
                                                                                Harley Toberman - Thoughts In Time
                                                                                Don Armstrong Victoria Garvey - Japanese Clouds
                                                                                Dunn - Believe
                                                                                David Marr - This Time
                                                                                Ed Pat Gibson - Ode To Bill-Joe Tucker

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                AMP Hardcore

                                                                                Another week, another bargain hardcore compilation to tempt you to part with your pennies. This time AMP (American Music Press) magazine has cobbled together a collection of America's finest hardcore outfits - Atreyu, Most Precious Blood, Throwdown, Madball being amongst the artists which will very likely be pissing your neighbours off in the not too distant future...

                                                                                Over the past six years, Dimensions has firmly marked its place as a leading name in the underground, with its festival, International Series, DJ Directory and Dimensions Soundsystem. Now, Dimensions is ready to extend its influence with the start of its label imprint - Dimensions Recordings which launches this July with an eclectic 12-track compilation featuring Byron The Aquarius, Mim Suleiman, Mike Dehnert, Marcos Cabral, Obsolete Music Technology and more. Available from 14th July 2017 across three separately available 12" EPs and a digital compilation the debut reflects the flavours and variety of what's in store. The compilation ties together twelve tracks across the three discs with very different personalities from soul and house through to techno and electro. With contributions from Dimensions friends old and new, breakouts and long-established names, it's a solid-gold offering from the Dimensions Recordings team headed up by Andy Lemay and David Martin.

                                                                                Part 1 calls upon artists from different corners of the globe who share the similarity of undeniable soul and expression in their music. The EP has an earthy, worldly feel to it. From the Swahili sung harmonies on Mim Suleiman's 'Pole Pole', to the afro influences of Swiss collective Alma Negra's 'Onga', both tracks work raw percussion with just enough swing that either would sit comfortably within late-night UK dance floors or on the sun-kissed beaches of Pula. Then there's the jazz-tinted glow of Istanbul's Kerem Akdag whose 'Getdownsoclose' deep roller makes use of lush pads and rushing snares. Closing is Maryland's James Tillman, who's soulful vocals on 'Wander' sit gracefully over transcendental keys and compellingly loose drumming, rounding off Part 1 with a cleanse of the soul.

                                                                                Part 2 turns the heat up with more dance floor leaning contributions from four American artists, each delivering something very different but equally powerful. Marcos Cabral's 'Prochainement' is a driving, dubbed out melter with stomping kicks and big-room claps under fuzzy synths, whilst Byron The Aquarius drops his signature dose of funk into 'Full Moon'. One of the standout breakthrough artists of last year, the Atlanta producer has been part of the Dimensions team for some time. Queen of Beatdown, Lady Blacktronika steps up with a timeless, tripped-out house classic for her contribution 'Can We Still Be Friends?', her vocal oozing melancholy. Rounding up is DJ Aakmael with 'Transit'; a raw, flexing cut that we've come to expect via his massively impressive output and his own superb imprint, Unxpozd.

                                                                                Dimensions Recordings explores its darker side on Part three with intergalactic oddities and twisted techno constructions, the release is definitely one for the late hours. 'Crosstalk' from gear heads London Modular Alliance opens; a squelching, electro, hardware excursion demonstrating a small snippet of what's to come from the talented trio. Next, French artist, Upwellings steps up to demonstrate his purist approach as he unites elements of dub and techno to create the beautifully spacey 'Soft Shadows'. The third offering comes courtesy of Chicago's Steven Tang in his Obsolete Music Technology guise. 'Comb Freq,' a devastatingly powerful mix of acidic, bleeping dance floor energy! To finish the winning release is Fachwerk label boss and prolific techno artist, Mike Dehnert; who presents raw but melodic track in 'Tokio,'which maintains his minimal and stripped back aesthetic beautifully.

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Matt says: Much hyped debut release from the taste-making and scene-defining festival. A beacon of modern electronic dance music that thankfully treads its own path and looks for innovation and evolution rather than relying on the successes of past formulas.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Mim Suleiman - Pole Pole
                                                                                2. Alma Negra - Onga
                                                                                3. Kerem Akdag - Getdownsoclose
                                                                                4. James Tillman - Wander

                                                                                Over the past six years, Dimensions has firmly marked its place as a leading name in the underground, with its festival, International Series, DJ Directory and Dimensions Soundsystem. Now, Dimensions is ready to extend its influence with the start of its label imprint - Dimensions Recordings which launches this July with an eclectic 12-track compilation featuring Byron The Aquarius, Mim Suleiman, Mike Dehnert, Marcos Cabral, Obsolete Music Technology and more. Available from 14th July 2017 across three separately available 12" EPs and a digital compilation the debut reflects the flavours and variety of what's in store. The compilation ties together twelve tracks across the three discs with very different personalities from soul and house through to techno and electro. With contributions from Dimensions friends old and new, breakouts and long-established names, it's a solid-gold offering from the Dimensions Recordings team headed up by Andy Lemay and David Martin.

                                                                                Part 1 calls upon artists from different corners of the globe who share the similarity of undeniable soul and expression in their music. The EP has an earthy, worldly feel to it. From the Swahili sung harmonies on Mim Suleiman's 'Pole Pole', to the afro influences of Swiss collective Alma Negra's 'Onga', both tracks work raw percussion with just enough swing that either would sit comfortably within late-night UK dance floors or on the sun-kissed beaches of Pula. Then there's the jazz-tinted glow of Istanbul's Kerem Akdag whose 'Getdownsoclose' deep roller makes use of lush pads and rushing snares. Closing is Maryland's James Tillman, who's soulful vocals on 'Wander' sit gracefully over transcendental keys and compellingly loose drumming, rounding off Part 1 with a cleanse of the soul.

                                                                                Part 2 turns the heat up with more dance floor leaning contributions from four American artists, each delivering something very different but equally powerful. Marcos Cabral's 'Prochainement' is a driving, dubbed out melter with stomping kicks and big-room claps under fuzzy synths, whilst Byron The Aquarius drops his signature dose of funk into 'Full Moon'. One of the standout breakthrough artists of last year, the Atlanta producer has been part of the Dimensions team for some time. Queen of Beatdown, Lady Blacktronika steps up with a timeless, tripped-out house classic for her contribution 'Can We Still Be Friends?', her vocal oozing melancholy. Rounding up is DJ Aakmael with 'Transit'; a raw, flexing cut that we've come to expect via his massively impressive output and his own superb imprint, Unxpozd.

                                                                                Dimensions Recordings explores its darker side on Part three with intergalactic oddities and twisted techno constructions, the release is definitely one for the late hours. 'Crosstalk' from gear heads London Modular Alliance opens; a squelching, electro, hardware excursion demonstrating a small snippet of what's to come from the talented trio. Next, French artist, Upwellings steps up to demonstrate his purist approach as he unites elements of dub and techno to create the beautifully spacey 'Soft Shadows'. The third offering comes courtesy of Chicago's Steven Tang in his Obsolete Music Technology guise. 'Comb Freq,' a devastatingly powerful mix of acidic, bleeping dance floor energy! To finish the winning release is Fachwerk label boss and prolific techno artist, Mike Dehnert; who presents raw but melodic track in 'Tokio,'which maintains his minimal and stripped back aesthetic beautifully.

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Matt says: Part 2 sees the series exploring more nocturnal moods - reflecting the shimmering patina of the festival's late night movements and the perfect marriage of high tech production and soulful intentions.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Marcos Cabral - Prochainement
                                                                                2. Byron The Aquarius - Full Moon (feat. MDMA)
                                                                                3. Lady Blacktronika - Can We Still Be Friends
                                                                                4. DJ Aakmael - Transit

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Andy Votel Presents Brazilika

                                                                                  Following on from previous "Brazilka" selectors by dance music pioneers Kenny Dope and 4hero, Far Out Recordings decided to peer further down the periscope and brought in Manchester based producer and psychedelic rock librarian Andy Votel for a high octane and nonstop Brazilian block party mix. Votel's twisted tale unearths a vast array of weird and wonderful musical stories. Expertly squeezed, segued and sequenced together, Votel's rapid fire journey ventures into both the fondly remembered Tropicalia period and a period less well known, characterised by obscure acid rock, freak folk and other mutations of Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB).

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan & T. Rex

                                                                                    An extraordinary tribute album to one of rock's great composers, Marc Bolan, which was also made under the direction of the legendary Hal Willner, ‘Angel Headed Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex’ is a collection of major stars including Elton John, U2, Joan Jett, Nick Cave, Peaches and Marc Almond who have reinterpreted and reimagined some of Marc Bolan &T.Rex’s greatest tracks including Jeepster, Bang A Gong (Get It On) and Ride A White Swan.

                                                                                    The album, which was made under the direction of Hal Willner who sadly passed away on 7th April, is launching along with the audio and video of Nick Cave’s moving reinterpretation of ‘Cosmic Dancer’. The video will be included onNick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tee Vee, a newly launched 24 hour Nick Cave stream.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Andy says: On his final project before his passing in April, Hal Willner invited a suitably diverse group to pay tribute to Marc Bolan. But ‘Angelheaded Hipster’ is just as much a testament to Willner’s uncanny knack for connecting people as it is to the source material; How else do you explain a musical cast containing Kesha, Elton John and Todd Rundgren?

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969

                                                                                      Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969, is a 50th anniversary celebration collecting previously unheard songs by such blues legends as Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, James Cotton, Son House, Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, Junior Wells, Big Mama Thornton, Clifton Chenier, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Lightnin’ Hopkins, J. B. Hutto & His Hawks, Roosevelt Sykes, Luther Allison, Otis Rush, Big Joe Williams, Charlie Musselwhite and more. 

                                                                                      The historic gathering was presented by a small group of blues-obsessed University of Michigan students determined to give their blues heroes a public spotlight where they might shine before it was too late. Among those enterprising student-promoters was John Fishel, whose teenage brother Jim Fishel, gathered some friends to help record the festival as a personal memento. Taking advantage of their all-access pass and juggling a small Norelco tape recorder from set to set, the friends let the 1⁄4” tape roll. Though field recordings in the literal sense of the term, they capture the brilliance of the musicians, the excitement of the crowd and the loose, convivial nature of the entire festival. Those tapes, long thought to be lost, have now been lovingly restored to capture the electric energy of the landmark concert. Both volumes include never-before-seen photographs, an exclusive reminiscence from Jim Fishel, and extensive liner notes by Parker Fishel, Sophie Abramowitz and David Beal.

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Darryl says: Released on Jack White’s Third Man label, this is a 50th anniversary documentation of the historic and legendary blues festival. Sprawling across a double CD and two volumes of vinyl this epic compilation features previously unheard material from the likes of Muddy Waters, Son House, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins and many many more.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      LP1 Tracklisting
                                                                                      1 Dirty Mother For You – Roosevelt Sykes
                                                                                      2 So Glad You’re Mine – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
                                                                                      3 Too Much Alcohol – J.B. Hutto & His Hawks
                                                                                      4 I Wonder Why – Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins
                                                                                      5 Help Me (A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson) – Junior Wells
                                                                                      6 I’ve Got A Mind To Give Up Living – B.B. King With Sonny Freeman And The Unusuals
                                                                                      7 John Henry – Mississippi Fred McDowell
                                                                                      8 Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie – Pinetop Perkins
                                                                                      9 Introduction – Big Bill Hill
                                                                                      10 Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy – Luther Allison And The Blue Nebulae
                                                                                      11 Tu M’as Promis L’amour (You Promised Me Love) – Clifton Chenier
                                                                                      12 Hard Luck – The Original Howlin’ Wolf And His Orchestra
                                                                                      13 So Many Roads, So Many Trains – Otis Rush

                                                                                      LP2 Tracklisting
                                                                                      1 Long Distance Call – Muddy Waters
                                                                                      2 Movin’ And Groovin’ – Charlie Musselwhite
                                                                                      3 I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie) – Magic Sam
                                                                                      4 Jelly Jelly Blues – Shirley Griffith
                                                                                      5 Mojo Boogie – Big Mojo Elem
                                                                                      6 Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) – T-Bone Walker
                                                                                      7 Announcements – Big Bill Hill
                                                                                      8 Ball And Chain – Big Mama Thornton And The Hound Doggers
                                                                                      9 Juanita – Big Joe Williams
                                                                                      10 Key To The Highway – Sam Lay
                                                                                      11 Mojo Hand – Lightnin’ Hopkins
                                                                                      12 Off The Wall – James Cotton Blues Band
                                                                                      13 Death Letter Blues – Son House

                                                                                      2CD Tracklisting
                                                                                      ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL 1969 - VOL. 1
                                                                                      1 Dirty Mother For You – Roosevelt Sykes
                                                                                      2 So Glad You’re Mine – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
                                                                                      3 Too Much Alcohol – J.B. Hutto & His Hawks
                                                                                      4 I Wonder Why – Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins
                                                                                      5 Help Me (A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson) – Junior Wells
                                                                                      6 I’ve Got A Mind To Give Up Living – B.B. King With Sonny Freeman And The Unusuals
                                                                                      7 John Henry – Mississippi Fred McDowell
                                                                                      8 Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy – Luther Allison And The Blue Nebulae
                                                                                      9 Tu M’as Promis L’amour (You Promised Me Love) – Clifton Chenier
                                                                                      10 Hard Luck – The Original Howlin’ Wolf And His Orchestra
                                                                                      11 So Many Roads, So Many Trains – Otis Rush

                                                                                      ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL 1969 - VOL. 2
                                                                                      1 Long Distance Call – Muddy Waters
                                                                                      2 Movin’ And Groovin’ – Charlie Musselwhite
                                                                                      3 I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie) – Magic Sam
                                                                                      4 Jelly Jelly Blues – Shirley Griffith
                                                                                      5 Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) – T-Bone Walker
                                                                                      6 Ball And Chain – Big Mama Thornton And The Hound Doggers
                                                                                      7 Juanita – Big Joe Williams
                                                                                      8 Key To The Highway – Sam Lay
                                                                                      9 Mojo Hand – Lightnin’ Hopkins
                                                                                      11 Off The Wall – James Cotton Blues Band
                                                                                      12 Death Letter Blues – Son House

                                                                                      A compilation of classic AOR ('adult orientated rock', although we detect more of a starboard lean towards yacht rock) tracks that have been sampled by some of hip hop’s finest, such as Biz Markie, 2Pac, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy…This is a compilation of those original AOR tracks, and features major artists including Steve Miller Band, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Toto, Kenny Loggins, ELO and more.

                                                                                      “What possible appeal could AOR have for the street wise hip-hop producer? Well for a start these records were very common. Many sold in their millions, and even those that didn’t, at a time when the record industry was in very rude health were pressed in great numbers. If you were an impoverished would be hip hop producer they would be available for cents in thrift stores and other repositories of vinyl ephemera. Once they had bought the record they were in for a surprise. These records could contain a hell of a lot of soul.”

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Side 1
                                                                                      1. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
                                                                                      2. Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street
                                                                                      3. Joe Cocker - Woman To Woman
                                                                                      4. Boz Scaggs - Lowdown

                                                                                      Side 2
                                                                                      1. Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin (Every Time You're Near)
                                                                                      2. Christopher Cross - Sailing
                                                                                      3. Kenny Loggins - This Is It
                                                                                      4. George Benson - Give Me The Night

                                                                                      Side 3
                                                                                      1. Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
                                                                                      2. Toto - Africa
                                                                                      3. Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint - Fast (movement 3)
                                                                                      4. Seals And Crofts - Summer Breeze

                                                                                      Side 4
                                                                                      1. The Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute
                                                                                      2. Rickie Lee Jones - Company
                                                                                      3. Michael Franks - Mr. Blue
                                                                                      4. Electric Light Orchestra - Tightrope

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      Arthur Baker Presents Dance Masters: The Shep Pettibone Master Mixes Vol. 1 - Parts 1 & 2

                                                                                        One of the most successful and celebrated remixers of the 1980’s, The Shep Pettibone Master Mixes Vol One, Part One & Part Two features 46 classic tracks, compiled and sequenced by Wayne Dickson (BBR/Groove Line Records). This 4 CD collection come with a 32 page book that includes a foreword written by series curator and Dance music legend Arthur Baker, plus an essay written by Billboard Magazine dance columnist Bill Coleman which features quotes from the likes of John Taylor (Duran Duran), Andy Bell, Gloria Estefan and Cyndi Lauper. The set also includes track by track annotations from the likes of DJ’s Danny Krivit, Lenny Fontana and Colin Curtis, along with artists such as Randy Muller and Richie Weeks (The Jammers/Weeks and Co).

                                                                                        Featuring a list of some of the biggest and most diverse artists of the 1980's including Whitney Houston, George Michael, Duran Duran, Miami Sound Machine, Cyndi Lauper, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Erasure and Elton John.

                                                                                        ‘What Shep Pettibone had that most other mixers did not, was a true radio sensibility. He inherently knew what would work on the airwaves, but was equally comfortable in a club setting, as a DJ and a fan, so he knew what worked both on the dance floor and on radio. That was a deadly combination. Shep was also very open to all types of music and acts. From UK alternative sounds to NYC street sounds. From campy pop to gospel disco and electro R&B, Shep nailed them all and brought his expert sheen and sense of excitement to each of them. I am incredibly proud to open the Dance Masters series with this collection of some of his best work.’ - ARTHUR BAKER

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Disc One
                                                                                        1. George Michael - Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix Remastered)
                                                                                        2. Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love (Big Mix)
                                                                                        3. Level 42 - Lessons In Love (Shep Pettibone Remix)
                                                                                        4. Whitney Houston - So Emotional (Edited Remix)
                                                                                        5. Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Heavenly Version)
                                                                                        6. The B 52's - Summer Of Love (Summer Party Mix)
                                                                                        7. Huey Lewis & The News - Hip To Be Square (Dance Mix)
                                                                                        8. Miami Sound Machine - Bad Boy (Shep Pettibone Remix)
                                                                                        9. Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart (12" Extended Club Remix)
                                                                                        10. Run Dmc - It's Tricky (Club Mix)
                                                                                        11. Paula Abdul - Knocked Out (Pettibone 12")
                                                                                        12. Narada Divine - Emotions [Shep Pettibone Single Remix)

                                                                                        Disc Two
                                                                                        1. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)
                                                                                        2. Alisha - Baby Talk (Extended Dance Mix)
                                                                                        3. The Flirts - You And Me (12” Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        4. Phyllis Nelson - I Like You (12” Extended Version)
                                                                                        5. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone 12" Remix)
                                                                                        6. Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        7. Erasure - Chains Of Love (Unfettered Remix) (2009 Remaster)
                                                                                        8. Kim Wilde - You Came (Shep Pettibone U.S. 7" Version)
                                                                                        9. Psychedelic Furs - Shock (The Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        10. Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That (The Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        11. The Communards - Never Can Say Goodbye (Single Mix)
                                                                                        12. Gloria Gaynor - I Am What I Am (12” Extended Version)

                                                                                        Disc Three
                                                                                        1. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force - I Wonder If I Take You Home (The Shep Pettibone Remix)
                                                                                        2. Sananda Maitreya - If You Let Me Stay (The Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        3. Five Star - Are You Man Enough (The Shep Pettibone Remix)
                                                                                        4. Pointer Sisters - Goldmine (12" Version)
                                                                                        5. Lionel Richie - Love Will Conquer All (12" Vocal Version)
                                                                                        6. B B & Q - (I’m A) Dreamer (12” Shep Pettibone Vocal/Long
                                                                                        7. Howard Hewett - Stay (After Midnight Mix)
                                                                                        8. George Benson - Twice The Love (Club Love Remix)
                                                                                        9. Thompson Twins - In The Name Of Love '88 (Railroad Mix)
                                                                                        10. Lisa Stansfield - This Is The Right Time (Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        11. Pia - Dance Out Of My Head (The Dress Down Mix)

                                                                                        Disc Four
                                                                                        1. Leroy Burgess - Heartbreaker (12" Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        2. Sinnamon - Thanks To You (12" Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        3. The Jammers - Be Mine Tonight (12” Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        4. Instant Funk - (Just Because) You'll Be Mine (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) 2017 Remaster
                                                                                        5. Aurra - Such A Feeling (12” Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        6. Carol Williams - No One Can Do It (Like You) (12" Special Remix)
                                                                                        7. Steve Shelto - Don't Give Your Love Away (Shep Pettibone Mix: Short Version)
                                                                                        8. Skyy - Show Me The Way (12” Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        9. Mike And Brenda Sutton - Don't Let Go Of Me (Grip My Hips And Move Me) (12” Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        10. Weeks And Co. - If You’re Looking For Fun (12” Shep Pettibone Master Dub Mix)
                                                                                        11. The Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) (12" Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                        12. First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (12" Shep Pettibone Mix)

                                                                                        First was "Neurotic Reactions", then "Some Songs Stuck In My Mind" and now it's "Artificial Faces!" One of the most exciting and higher quality compilation labels is back with another eclectic comp featuring 16 underground dancefloor tracks from the late 60s/early 70s. Groovy psychedelia, freakbeat, garage, hard funky-rock grooves... you can expect the usual dose of fuzz guitars, Hammond organs, drum breaks and psychedelic effects! Including bands and artists from USA, South America, France, Spain. Listen to the crazy electro-psych sounds from Erasmo Carlos, Elevators influenced garage-psych by The Hobbits, female garage by Sonia and Enchanted Forest, Spanish soul-freakbeat by Nino Bravo, John Wonderling with the original pop-sike version of "Midway Down", later popularised by The Creation, heavy phasing-psych by Giant Crab, Brazilian fuzz-freakbeat by Eduardo Araujo, hard psychedelic grooves by Skins, The Bag... and more! Fully remastered sound, great artwork, with detailed liner notes and pictures.

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        Asian Man Records Presents - Mailorder For The Masses

                                                                                          29 great songs for £4.99! COME ON! Here's the latest Asian Man Records sampler, tracks from Link 80, Alkaline Trio, MU330, Colossal, The Lawrence Arms, The Chinkees and all the usual Asian Man suspects.

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          Athlete - The Best / Worst Of Dual Plover

                                                                                            One of the best VVM CDs for some time, a fine collection of releases from cult Australian label Dual Plover. 73 minutes of music ranging from the hilarious synth pop bullying anthem from New Waver "We're Gonna Get You After School" to the telephone death threats of Damien Gooley and the more well known artists like Deerhoof, Curse Ov Dialects and Sailor Songs (aka Gina VD from Cobra Killer).

                                                                                            First out of the blocks is Prospect Park as they return with their boogietastic remake of Cheryl Lynn fave, updating the song and turning it into a peaktime Disoctatstic work out featuring live musicianship, string arrangements and soaring vocals.

                                                                                            Next up is the lush ‘On Time’ by London broken beat crew Wipe the Needle and featuring the super slick soulful vocals of Sacha Williamson. Packed with dreamy strings and glistening Fender Rhodes over a MAW style Jazz Funk house rhythm this will keep the dance floor moving to the early hours.

                                                                                            On the flip its back for some more peak time action courtesy of the Sunburst Band’s classic ‘Garden Of Love’ remixed by Dam Swindle. The dutch duo take a more soulful route adding live bass and Rhodes to the production.

                                                                                            Closing the procedures is some peak time, string heavy disco house from Mr Doug Willis in the shape of ‘Forever Dougless’.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1. Prospect Park - Shake It Up Tonight (Dave Lee's Disco Re-Shake)
                                                                                            A2. Wipe The Needle Feat. Sacha Williamson - On Time (WTN 4x4 Mix)
                                                                                            B1. The Sunburst Band - Garden Of Love (Dam Swindle Remix)
                                                                                            B2. Dave Lee & Horse Meat Disco Feat. Angela Johnson - Dancing Into

                                                                                            Volume 20 of Attack the Dancefloor kicks off with what we think will be a future classic – ‘Atlantia’ by Level 42’s Mike Lindup. A stunning mid-tempo boogie cut with great spacey production, excellent lyrics and an extended mix by Dave Lee.

                                                                                            Next up is Lazywax’s synth heavy, 80s soul style rework of the forthcoming Raw Essence ‘Do it Again’, the original being featured on Produced With Love 2.

                                                                                            Flip it over for Dave’s much played take of Jungle’s crossover hit ‘Keep Moving’, which gives the song an authentic bassline driven disco mix. Last up Chicago’s Emmaculate delivers a live instrumentation filled afro disco version of Doug Willis feat Zeke Manyika ‘Dougswana’.

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Millie says: The 20th instalment of Attack The Dancefloor showcasing the ultimate feel good tracks, nothing less you'd expect from this series, featuring the infamous Jungle hit Keep Moving and my personal favourite 'Dougswana' an afrobeat jazzy number.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1. Mike Lindup - Atlantia - Dave Lee’s Extended Remix
                                                                                            A2. Raw Essence Feat Lifford - Do It Again - Lazywax Remix
                                                                                            B1. Jungle - Keep Moving - Dave Lee Jungle Boogie Mix
                                                                                            B2. Doug Willis - Dougswana - Emmaculate Afrodisia Mix

                                                                                            Will Saul’s Aus Music label is now into its tenth year, and with that, fittingly enough, comes its landmark 100th release. For this special occasion, the ever evolving label has put together a comprehensive 24 track quadruple vinyl and triple CD compilation. 'Aus 100' will feature new and exclusive tracks from the boss as well as key family members Bicep, Midland, Huxley, Deetron, Nick Hoppner, Pearson Sound, Youandewan, Marquis Hawkes, Gerd, Sei A, Bwana, Fold, Shenoda and Appleblim & Komon. 90% of the label artists who have ever released on Aus will contribute, and design comes from the man behind the label’s original identity, Michael Place. Not a bad achievement, then, for what actually started as a sub label of Simple, with the short term aim of putting out music from two of Saul’s friends, Fink and Lee Jones.

                                                                                            Over the last decade Aus Music has never really had a certain sound, but has always operated on the more underground, bass driven end of the house spectrum. It has worked with big names and has excelled at peak time tracks, but has also helped break upcoming artists from Joy Orbison to Dusky via Midland and George Fitzgerald. As a result, it has become one of the most prominent and on point labels of the day, and is now supported by infrastructure from !K7 such is the volume of its output. 

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            CD 1 - Continuos Mix By Will Saul

                                                                                            CD 2
                                                                                            1 Bwana - VVedding
                                                                                            2 Komon - Euclidean
                                                                                            3 Cottam - Brand New Dub
                                                                                            4 FOLD - All City
                                                                                            5 Marquis Hawkes - No Rush
                                                                                            6 Timothy Blake - Soul Without Shame
                                                                                            7 Shenoda - Minute
                                                                                            8 DJ October - Drama Queen
                                                                                            9 Pearson Sound - Standoff
                                                                                            10 Nick Höppner - Pneuma
                                                                                            11 Appleblim - Twinkle
                                                                                            12 Midland - Decompression Suite

                                                                                            CD 3
                                                                                            1 Huxley - Bisto Inferno
                                                                                            2 Sei A - Wan Hunner
                                                                                            3 Bicep & Hammer - ARACARI
                                                                                            4 Sideshow - Yek Do
                                                                                            5 Youandewan - Sicko
                                                                                            6 Breach & DJ Dust - Win Ugly
                                                                                            7 DJ T. - Under The Radar
                                                                                            8 Deetron - Cycle
                                                                                            9 Will Saul & DJ October - Dimension One
                                                                                            10 Trevino - Shimmer
                                                                                            11 Komon & Will Saul - Circadian
                                                                                            12 Lee Jones - Nocturne

                                                                                            A1 Komon - Euclidean
                                                                                            A2 Cottam - Brand New Dub
                                                                                            B1 FOLD - All City
                                                                                            B2 Marquis Hawkes - No Rush
                                                                                            C1 October - Drama Queen
                                                                                            C2 Pearson Sound - Standoff
                                                                                            D1 Nick Hoppner - Pneuma
                                                                                            D2 Appleblim - Twinkle
                                                                                            E1 Midland - Decompression Suite
                                                                                            E2 Bicep - ARACARI
                                                                                            F1 Will Saul & DJ October - Dimension One
                                                                                            F2 Trevino - Simmer
                                                                                            G1 Deetron - Cycle
                                                                                            G2 Breach & DJ Dust 'Win Ugly'
                                                                                            H1 Youandewan - Sicko
                                                                                            H2 Komon & Will Saul - Circadian

                                                                                            We love Multi Culti here at Picc HQ so to see them launch a new quarterly 12" series is a mega buzz. "Solstice I" kicks us off with four rightly hyped artists contributing a track each.

                                                                                            Beginning this journey are some of the label’s most beloved artists. Israeli duo Red Axes provide a chakra-elevating soundtrack with their inimitable blend of psych-garage-tronica, a sun-kissed banger that signals a long-awaited return to the togetherness of the dancefloor.

                                                                                            Zillas On Acid turn in a robustly wiggly jam that electrifies, frazzling zaps and frenetic percussion recall the fritzy tension of the past year, a cathartic shock-treatment for traumatized dancers looking to get back to prime spine-shaking shape.

                                                                                            Mexico managed to stay open for the most part, and TYU seems to have not skipped a beat here, still in perfect form after breaking out as one of the hottest young producers to emerge in recent years. Dark disco, Mexi-chug, call it what you want, but the emergent genre is never better represented than here. Spooky, phosphorescent tribal dance, Tulumminati-tested and approved.

                                                                                            Finally, the big guy - Manfredas - whose remixes and edits have been highlight-reel material the past couple of years, delivers a long awaited original track with his requisite heavyweight swag. Wonky tunings and a chunky downtempo beat underpin Manny’s trademark masterful arrangement style, building patiently, with breakdowns that managed to wring every last drop of impact out of an odd, otherworldly assortment of sounds.

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Matt says: Hardcore shamanic rituals from the psychotropic botanists at Multi Culti. Rainforest business of the highest order - toad not included.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1 - Red Axes - Maztomeret
                                                                                            A2 - Zillas On Acid - Live From The Reptile House
                                                                                            B1 - Tyu - Kongaloka
                                                                                            B2 - Manfredas - Meshugas

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Baby Driver - Music From The Motion Picture

                                                                                              Danger Mouse, releases the soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated film, Baby Driver, on his Columbia Records imprint 30th Century Records.

                                                                                              Written and directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Bellbottoms - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
                                                                                              2. Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl
                                                                                              3. Egyptian Reggae - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
                                                                                              4. Smokey Joe’s La La - Googie Rene
                                                                                              5. Let’s Go Away For Awhile - The Beach Boys
                                                                                              6. B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas
                                                                                              7. Kashmere - Kashmere Stage Band
                                                                                              8. Unsquare Dance - Dave Brubeck
                                                                                              9. Neat Neat Neat - The Damned
                                                                                              10. Easy (Single Version) - The Commodores
                                                                                              11. Debora - T. Rex
                                                                                              12. Debra - Beck
                                                                                              13. Bongolia - Incredible Bongo Band
                                                                                              14. Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms) - The Detroit Emeralds
                                                                                              15. Early In The Morning - Alexis Korner
                                                                                              16. The Edge - David McCallum
                                                                                              17. Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
                                                                                              18. Tequila - The Button Down Brass
                                                                                              19. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - Sam & Dave
                                                                                              20. Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway
                                                                                              21. Intermission - Blur
                                                                                              22. Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version) - Focus
                                                                                              23. Radar Love (1973 Single Edit) - Golden Earring
                                                                                              24. Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up - Barry White
                                                                                              25. Know How - Young MC
                                                                                              26. Brighton Rock - Queen
                                                                                              27. Easy - Sky Ferreira
                                                                                              28. Baby Driver - Simon & Garfunkel
                                                                                              29. Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version) - Kid Koala

                                                                                              With dubstep’s big push into the mainstream stirring up all manner of hybrids, variants and mutations, it’s worth remembering that some have been creating fresh twists on the current generation of global bass music from its very inception. Paul Rose, aka Scuba, and his Hotflush label have, since 2003, had experimentation and genre-collision etched into the very structures of everything they do. Putting out key tunes by the core pioneers of dubstep, but also by true outliers like Mount Kimbie, Joy Orbison and Sepalcure, Hotflush has created a sense of absolute consistence in diversity: multiple sounds united by true craftsmanship and high-tech expression of complex emotion. Joining the UK underground to the deep-rooted techno culture of Berlin, where Rose is now resident, the label is a vital nexus in the flow of musical information that is fuelling the current innovative climate. So next time you hear someone talking about 'post'-this or 'future'-that (me, perhaps!), consider that maybe the times are just catching up with Hotflush. The "Back And 4th" compilation features 10 brand new tracks from bass music’s most innovative producers.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Sepalcure – Taking You Back
                                                                                              2. Boxcutter – LOADtime
                                                                                              3. Boddika – Warehouse
                                                                                              4. DBridge – Knew You Were The 1
                                                                                              5. Scuba – Feel It
                                                                                              6. FaltyDL – Regret
                                                                                              7. Sigha – Fold
                                                                                              8. George FitzGerald – We Bilateral
                                                                                              9. Incyde – Axis
                                                                                              10. Roska – Measureless
                                                                                              1. Mount Kimbie – Sketch On Glass
                                                                                              2. Scuba – Twitch (Jamie Vex’d Remix)
                                                                                              3. Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo
                                                                                              4. Mount Kimbie – Maybes (James Blake Remix)
                                                                                              5. Sigha – Expansions
                                                                                              6. Untold – Just For You (Roska Remix)
                                                                                              7. Scuba – Tense
                                                                                              8. Untold – Sweat
                                                                                              9. Pangaea – Bear Witness
                                                                                              10. TRG & Dub U – Losing Marbles (2562 Remix)

                                                                                              LP Tracklisting:
                                                                                              A1. Sepalcure – Taking You Back
                                                                                              B1. Boxcutter – LOADtime
                                                                                              B2. Boddika – Warehouse
                                                                                              C1. DBridge – Knew You Were The 1
                                                                                              D1. Scuba – Feel It
                                                                                              D2. FaltyDL – Regret
                                                                                              E1. Sigha – Fold
                                                                                              E2. George FitzGerald – We Bilateral
                                                                                              F1. Incyde – Axis
                                                                                              F2. Roska – Measureless

                                                                                              Next in the compiler hotseat for seminal mix series ‘Back to Mine’ is the legendary DJ and producer Fatboy Slim. Having sold over 10 million records and embarked on a number of sold out arena tours, the esteemed record collector and all round great selector delves deep into his weighty collection at his home to create a heady journey of funk and soul. The collection opens with Dave Barker & Ansell Collins ‘Monkey Spanner’ – a reggae single released in 1971 from the Kingston based duo working for the infamous producer Lee “Scratch” Perry.

                                                                                              There are a few rare finds, Donal Leace ‘Today Won’t Come Again’, Wind ‘Grooving With Mr Bloe’ and George Rene ‘Smokey Joe’s La La’. And the most recognisable for many no doubt is Betty Chung’s 1968 classic ‘Bang Bang’ thanks to the vocals of the Nancy Sinatra cover being sampled in the Audio Bullys rework in 2005.

                                                                                              The 1975 classic ‘Take Yo Praise’ from Camille Yarborough which Fatboy Slim used to sample the iconic ‘Praise You’ in 1998 is found in the first half of the mix, and not forgetting his group Beats International, which Norman sampled lyrics from the featured track ‘Jam Hot’ by Johnny Dynell for ‘Dub Be Good To Me’. A track that became the best-selling single in the UK in 1990.

                                                                                              And last but not least, two new and exclusive tracks ‘Fatboy Slim & Roland Clark ‘Sunset 303’ (If You Believe) and ‘The Voice Of Experience’ under his Yum Yum Head Food alias, known for producing his more ambient tunes including ‘Bird Of Prey’.

                                                                                              Fatboy Slim delivers an amazing selection of tracks which give us all a little sneak peek into the vibes generated from years of meaningful memories for this ‘Back To Mine’ series. From his house to yours, listening pleasure is guaranteed.

                                                                                              “Over the years there has been so much action back at mine, so many friends, lovers and lunatics who would congregate after the clubs had closed to laugh, share and swap ideas and tunes and generally put the world to rights… this is a collection from the soundtrack of those sessions” - Fatboy Slim

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              Matt says: Unstoppable since their return in 2019, Back To Mine’s hot streak continues with this amazing contribution from one of my personal heroes. As you’d expect from Mr Cook, the tracklist is all over the shop, uncovering rare reggae, soul, punk funk and disco, a few cuts he’s sampled over the years and two gorgeous exclusive tracks.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              LP Tracklisting
                                                                                              A1. Dave & Ansel Collins – Monkey Spanner
                                                                                              A2. Betty Chung – Bang Bang
                                                                                              A3. The Alan Tew Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme
                                                                                              A4. Eunice Collins – At The Hotel
                                                                                              A5. Mari Kvien Brunvoll - Everywhere You Go
                                                                                              A6. Donal Leace – Today Won’t Come Again
                                                                                              B1. Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo Praise
                                                                                              B2. Jesus Jackson – Running On Sunshine
                                                                                              B3. Munk & James Murphy – Kick Out The Chairs (WhoMadeWho Remix)
                                                                                              B4. Johnny Dynell & New York 88 – Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)
                                                                                              C1. Biddu Orchestra – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
                                                                                              C2. Dr Rubberfunk – A Matter Of Time
                                                                                              C3. Rodrigo Amarante – Tuyo
                                                                                              C4. Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together
                                                                                              C5. Blue Rondo A La Turk – Me & Mr Sanchez
                                                                                              D1. Manu Dibango – Big Blow (edit Version)
                                                                                              D2. The Go! Team – Feelgood By Numbers
                                                                                              D3. Wind – Groovin’ With Mr. Bloe
                                                                                              D4. Googie Rene Combo – Smokey Joe’s La La
                                                                                              D5. Fatboy Slim & Roland Clark - Sunset 303 (If You Believe)
                                                                                              D6. Yum Yum Head Food – The Voice Of Experience (edit Version)

                                                                                              CD1 (Mixed):
                                                                                              1. Dave & Ansel Collins – Monkey Spanner
                                                                                              2. Betty Chung – Bang Bang
                                                                                              3. The Alan Tew Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme
                                                                                              4. Eunice Collins – At The Hotel
                                                                                              5. Mari Kvien Brunvoll - Everywhere You Go
                                                                                              6. Donal Leace – Today Won’t Come Again*
                                                                                              7. Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo Praise
                                                                                              8. Jesus Jackson – Running On Sunshine
                                                                                              9. Munk & James Murphy – Kick Out The Chairs (WhoMadeWho Remix)
                                                                                              10. Johnny Dynell & New York 88 – Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)
                                                                                              11. Biddu Orchestra – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
                                                                                              12. Dr Rubberfunk – A Matter Of Time
                                                                                              13. Rodrigo Amarante – Tuyo
                                                                                              14. Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together
                                                                                              15. Blue Rondo A La Turk – Me & Mr Sanchez
                                                                                              16. Manu Dibango – Big Blow
                                                                                              17. The Go! Team – Feelgood By Numbers
                                                                                              18. Wind – Groovin’ With Mr. Bloe*
                                                                                              19. Googie Rene Combo – Smokey Joe’s La La*
                                                                                              20. Fatboy Slim & Roland Clark - Sunset 303 (If You Believe)
                                                                                              21. Yum Yum Head Food – The Voice Of Experience

                                                                                              CD2 (Unmixed):
                                                                                              1. Dave & Ansel Collins – Monkey Spanner
                                                                                              2. Betty Chung – Bang Bang
                                                                                              3. The Alan Tew Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme
                                                                                              4. Eunice Collins – At The Hotel
                                                                                              5. Mari Kvien Brunvoll - Everywhere You Go
                                                                                              6. Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo Praise
                                                                                              7. Jesus Jackson – Running On Sunshine
                                                                                              8. Munk & James Murphy – Kick Out The Chairs (WhoMadeWho Remix)
                                                                                              9. Johnny Dynell & New York 88 – Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)
                                                                                              10. Biddu Orchestra – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
                                                                                              11. Dr Rubberfunk – A Matter Of Time
                                                                                              12. Rodrigo Amarante – Tuyo
                                                                                              13. Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together
                                                                                              14. Blue Rondo A La Turk – Me & Mr Sanchez
                                                                                              15. Manu Dibango – Big Blow
                                                                                              16. The Go! Team – Feelgood By Numbers
                                                                                              17. Fatboy Slim & Roland Clark - Sunset 303 (If You Believe)
                                                                                              18. Yum Yum Head Food – The Voice Of Experience

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Back To Mine - Jungle

                                                                                                The iconic album series Back to Mine returns once again in 2019 with the first DJ mix compilation from world dominating indie-dance band Jungle, showcasing their personal tastes for the after-hours. The series was renowned for its eclectic selection and selectors which includes some of the biggest names in electronic and pop music, from the likes of Faithless to Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada to New Order.

                                                                                                The collection includes an exclusive track from Jungle themselves and takes the listener on an eclectic musical journey. From 90s disco by Merle to more recent house tracks by Manuel Darquart and Drumtalk. Bristol DJ Admin provides the percussion heavy ‘Space Cadet’ and the irrepressible Mocky supplies good vibes on ‘How It Goes’. There’s sophisticated pop from The Marias and Sam Evian and there’s some spotlight for modern jazz with tracks by Kamaal Williams, Mansur Brown and BadBadNotGood featuring Kaytranada. There’s also room for some gospel influenced soul by The Flying Stars of Brooklyn NY, lo-fi dream pop from Paul Cherry before ending with the always impressive HNNY.

                                                                                                “When asked what genre of music we like or create we always answer explaining that we try not to hear music in genre but more in sonic and emotion, and if it feels good then it is good. By that merit, we have conjured a list of far-reaching tracks and brought them together to sit harmoniously on this Back to Mine mix. Put together mostly in the confines of our London based garden studio, where many a late night gathering has taken place, the mix makes its was through psych, Afro-beat, house and soul with some of our favourite tracks of the moment, Have fun and enjoy.” - Jungle

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Millie says: Jungle’s compilation is a close replica of what I’d include on my own selection of favourite songs featuring BadBadNotGood, Kaytranada, Sly5thAve and Mansur Brown. A fantastic mixture of contemporary jazz spins into broad horizons from house, soul and Afro-beat, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to genre inclusivity. Jungle include their very own exclusive track “Come Back A Different Day” which is drenched in electronic beats with their signature sleek vocals.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A1. Barbara Moore - Steam Heat
                                                                                                A2. Inflo - No Fear
                                                                                                A3. Merle - Fannie Likes 2 Dance
                                                                                                A4. Manuel Darquart - Birds Of Paradiso
                                                                                                B1. Drumtalk - Red Haze
                                                                                                B2. Admin - Space Cadet
                                                                                                B3. Mocky - How It Goes
                                                                                                B4. The Marías – Cariño
                                                                                                C1. Sly5thAve - Super Rich Kids
                                                                                                C2. Kamaal Williams - High Roller
                                                                                                C3. Sam Evian - Next To You
                                                                                                C4. BadBadNotGood Featuring Kaytranada - Lavender
                                                                                                C5. Jungle - Come Back A Different Day
                                                                                                D1. Mansur Brown - Shiroi
                                                                                                D2. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - Live On
                                                                                                D3. Sault - Masterpiece
                                                                                                D4. Paul Cherry - Like Yesterday
                                                                                                D5. HNNY - Sunday

                                                                                                CD Tracklist - CD1 Mixed & CD2 Unmixed
                                                                                                1. Barbara Moore - Steam Heat
                                                                                                2. Inflo - No Fear
                                                                                                3. Merle - Fannie Likes 2 Dance
                                                                                                4. Manuel Darquart - Birds Of Paradiso
                                                                                                5. Drumtalk - Red Haze
                                                                                                6. Admin - Space Cadet
                                                                                                7. Mocky - How It Goes
                                                                                                8. The Marías – Cariño
                                                                                                9. Sly5thAve - Super Rich Kids
                                                                                                10. Kamaal Williams - High Roller
                                                                                                11. Sam Evian - Next To You
                                                                                                12. BadBadNotGood Featuring Kaytranada - Lavender
                                                                                                13. Jungle - Come Back A Different Day
                                                                                                14. Mansur Brown - Shiroi
                                                                                                15. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - Live On
                                                                                                16. Sault - Masterpiece
                                                                                                17. Paul Cherry - Like Yesterday
                                                                                                18. HNNY - Sunday
                                                                                                *’Drumtalk - Red Haze’ Not Included On Unmixed CD*

                                                                                                The iconic compilation series "Back to Mine" returns in 2019, to mark its 20th anniversary, with the indomitable Nightmares on Wax, to share his personal collection of music for after hours grooving. The series was renowned for its eclectic selection and selectors which includes some of the biggest names in electronic and pop music, from the likes of Faithless to Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada to New Order.

                                                                                                The collection includes three exclusive tracks, one new track from Nightmares on Wax, along with a remix from the man himself of seminal band Fat Freddy’s Drop and brand new project Creative Principle. The album is impeccably mixed and blended, as you’d expect from a DJ and collector of George’s pedigree. His selection includes a strong representation from his roots in Northern England. Opening with respected Manchester soul duo Children of Zeus, Hull’s Steve Cobby provides his own "Lefthanded Books" featuring Crazy P’s Danielle Moore and also introduces his chuggy-disco project Chieftain. There’s also room for the recent Nightmares on Wax recent single "Look Up". Moving internationally; there’s Greek producer Dim Zach who doffs a cap to Imagination on the synth-heavy "Innocence", US-born / Colombian based Afro / Latin / disco / funk producer Bosq, Italy’s Massimo Vanoni with the slo-mo funk "Exciting Groove", the deep and jazzy "Gotta Have It" by Berlin’s SoulPhiction side project SBM and two tracks by New Zealander Ladi6.

                                                                                                This first re-installment of "Back to Mine" is a triumphant return for the iconic and music loved series. Nightmares on Wax delivers an incredible selection of tracks that gives the listener a real insight into the artists personal and extensive taste. 'I always hoped that when the time was right I would be asked to do a Back To Mine release and so when the call came there was absolutely no hesitation'. - Nightmares on Wax.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Barry says: The iconic album series Back to Mine returns in 2019, to mark it’s 20th anniversary, inviting the indomitable Nightmares on Wax to share his personal collection of music for after hours grooving. Dig in for Piccadilly faves Children Of Zeus and Steve Cobby along many other jamz!

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A1. Children Of Zeus - Fear Of A Flat Planet (feat. LayFullStop)
                                                                                                A2. Ladi6 - Ikarus
                                                                                                A3. Creative Principle - Caught In The Middle
                                                                                                A4. Bosq Ft. Induce - Step Into Midnight (Disco Stepper)
                                                                                                B1. Massimo Vanoni - Exciting Groove
                                                                                                B2. Nightmares On Wax - Good Ship (Feat. Steve Spacek)
                                                                                                B3. Dim Zach - Innocence
                                                                                                B4. Ladi6 - Royal Blue (Silent Jay, Sensible J And Leigh Fisher Remix)
                                                                                                C1. Chieftain - Out Of My Life (Instrumental)
                                                                                                C2. Steve Cobby - Lefthanded Books Feat. Danielle Moore
                                                                                                C3. Soulphiction Presents SBM - Gotta Have It
                                                                                                D2. Nightmares On Wax - Look Up (Feat. Andrew Ashong & Sadie Walker)
                                                                                                D3. Fat Freddy’s Drop - Russia (Nightmares On Wax Remix)

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Back To Mine: Groove Armada - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                  Groove Armada’s iconic Back To Mine compilation from the Millennium gets a long-awaited re-issue 22 years after its original release. As Groove Armada celebrate 25 years of touring with their final ever world live tour, which includes nine huge dates across the UK, it’s a chance to relive Groove Armada’s eclectic and expert curation.

                                                                                                  The album, which was one of the biggest ever selling editions of the Back To Mine Series, will be available on double heavyweight vinyl for the first timers well as a limited collectors edition in Pumpkin orange. This release marks the first of many reissues of iconic Back To Mine titles.

                                                                                                  The Groove Armada special edition package features 12 tracks featured on the seminal album in one of the best loved compilation series’. Despite the length in time since its original release, the album remains timeless with an inspired selection ranging from A Tribe Called Quest, Barry White, Tears For Fears to the compilers themselves.

                                                                                                  For nearly two decades, Groove Armada have been established as one of the planet's best loved and biggest selling dance acts. As comfortable on the big stages as they are in sweat soaked basements, the boys cross genres and styles with ease. This translates perfectly into their addition of Back To Mine which boldly, yet effortlessly traverses a multitude of sounds that you wouldn’t imagine could be the perfect match. Collectively, the album is colorfully funky, soulful, and incredibly smooth. 

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1. A Tribe Called Quest - Description Of A Fool (Groove Armada's Acoustic Mix)
                                                                                                  A2. Barry White - Playing Your Game, Baby
                                                                                                  A3. Tony D - Piano Grand
                                                                                                  B1. Sidewinder - Stanway's Revenge
                                                                                                  B2. BBG - Snappiness (Sweet Instrumental)
                                                                                                  B3. Ray Mang - Number One
                                                                                                  C1. Dayton - The Sound Of Music
                                                                                                  C2. Groove Armada - Your Song (Tim 'Love' Lee Mix)
                                                                                                  C3. Mica Paris - I Should’ve Known Better
                                                                                                  D1. Schmoov! - Destination
                                                                                                  D2. Chaser - Tall Stories (Pooley’s Lars From Mars Mix)
                                                                                                  D3. Tears For Fears - Pharaohs

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Back To Mine: Tycho

                                                                                                    As well as being renowned for his photographic and design work under the name ‘ISO50’, Tycho’s music is a blend of various stylistic components, namely in the indie/electronica world blending downtempo guitar, analogue synths and ambient elements such as breathing sounds and excerpts from weather broadcasts and dialogue.

                                                                                                    For the majority of Back To Mine artists, music was always their first love. For Scott Hansen however it was all about graphic design, drawing and photography until a friend at college gave him some damaged audio equipment. “I had just ventured into electronic music via early drum & bass and suddenly my mind started to wonder how music was made and about the whole creative process.” It was this passion for LTJ Bukem and Roni Size that set the base for the career of the San Francisco-based producer, composer, musician and creative force behind his twice Grammy nominated Tycho project. Intertwining carefully crafted visuals with a pulsating combination of ambience, samples, guitars and synthesizers, the Tycho story is now six albums old since the arrival of ‘Past Is Prologue’ in 2006.

                                                                                                    “I have been making music for over 25 years, but I feel like I am just beginning,” he laughs from his west-coast studio. “For my Back To Mine album I wanted to take things one step further than one of my club or Burning Man sets as I knew this was an opportunity to enter that whole headphone, other worldly, cinematic, soundscape space. I wanted the album to be almost like a dream sequence for the listener.”

                                                                                                    Another highlight in the series for Back To Mine, who have already delivered recent stand out editions from the likes of Jungle, Fatboy Slim and Nightmares On Wax. This edition from Tycho is another timeless collection in the long standing and sought-after collectable series.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1. Tycho - Spectre (Bibio Remix)
                                                                                                    A2. Casino Versus Japan - It's Very Sunny
                                                                                                    A3. Lancaster - Last Sunset
                                                                                                    A4. Nate Mercereau - Of Course That's Happening
                                                                                                    A5. Craft Spells - Our Park By Night
                                                                                                    B1. Panama - Destroyer
                                                                                                    B2. Muddy Monk - Divine
                                                                                                    B3. Schneider TM - Frogtoise
                                                                                                    B4. Luke Abbott - Modern Driveway
                                                                                                    C1. Little Dragon - Little Man (Tycho Remix)
                                                                                                    C2. Weval - You Made It (Part II)
                                                                                                    C3. Tourist - Elixir
                                                                                                    C4. Octo Octa - Beam Me Up (Please Take Me Away Mix)
                                                                                                    D1. Tycho - Local
                                                                                                    D2. Ulrich Schnauss - In All The Wrong Places
                                                                                                    D3. Tycho - PBS - Live Edit
                                                                                                    D4. Slowdive - Sugar For The Pill (Radio Edit)

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    Bad Education - Vol.1 Soul Hits Of Timmion Records

                                                                                                      For the better part of 15 years Helsinki's own Timmion Records has released some of the most exciting soul sides happening today. To help spread the Timmion love, Daptone staffers and brass made a list of their favorite Timmion tracks from the past couple years. Presented here is Bad Education, Vol. I, the culmination of weeks of deliberation and infighting (mainly due to their unusually high batting average) - 10 tracks that best represent the eclectic wealth of soulful riches Timmion Records has to offer.

                                                                                                      Side 1 one gets cracking with "This is What Love Looks Like", a mid-tempo, breezy dancer by NYC's own Carlton Jumel Smith whose recent album, 1634 Lexington Ave, is poised to be one of the top Soul releases of 2019. Johnny Benavidez, the Texas-born, California-raised balladeer showcases his heartfelt falsetto with "Tell Me That You Love Me" - a beat ballad of the highest order, and a must for fans of Texas giants The Commands. Pratt & Moody, a vocal duo who have been making waves for sometime in their native Finland, serve up another heart-wrenching, head-bobbing ballad with "Lost, Lost, Lost". Picking up the tempo we have the undisputed queen of Finnish Soul, Miss Nicole Willis! The New York native is already a household name on the UK Northern Soul scene, but now it's time for this expat to make some noise Stateside. Closing out the side we have the leather-clad-fringed flute phenom know as Ernie "Scorpio Man' Hawks. The Scorpio Walk's deep groove laced with murmuring fuzz bass and surf guitar rushes the listener like a maniacal villain in an art house spy movie.

                                                                                                      Side 2 two packs even more soulful punches, starting with the unreleased track "Until You’re Mine" by Wanda Felicia. Equal parts slick, Big City street harmony and raw, southern soul, the track evokes the ver y best of Fame-era Candi Staton. Next up, we have Bobby Oroza whose featured track "This Love" took the Soul scene by storm upon its release in 2016. His understated, earnest vocal let's the sparse arrangement and heavy beat take you to a place where the sun shines bright and the low-riders shine brighter where the Sunday afternoon sun dances off the gold flecks of custom paint jobs. "Bad Education" the funky, afro-latin soul monster with a message (whose title graces the cover of this album) tips the hat to legends like Joe Bataan and Ray Barreto. The debut single by Bardo Martinez, already known for his work with Chicano Batman, lays down a fier y indictment of the educational system defining it as a mouthpiece for the militar y industrial complex. A heavy tune with a heavier message! From top to bottom Bad Education, Vol. I is a feast for discerning funk & soul freaks alike!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      This Is What Love Looks Like!
                                                                                                      Tell Me That You Love Me
                                                                                                      Lost Lost Lost
                                                                                                      Paint Me In A Corner
                                                                                                      Scorpio Walk
                                                                                                      Until You're Mine
                                                                                                      This Love
                                                                                                      Bad Education
                                                                                                      Don't Believe You Like That
                                                                                                      I'm Still A Man

                                                                                                      Satya unleashes an electrifying fresh opus set to ignite global dancefloors. This four-track masterpiece showcases the unmatched talents of Electricano, YokoO & Zone+, Hermanez, and Moya (US), offering an unforgettable journey into the early hours of the morning.

                                                                                                      Drawing inspiration from the pulsating heart of the dancefloor and the up-all-night terraces of Ibiza and beyond, Satya has curated a collection of meticulously crafted tracks that encapsulate the essence of euphoria and sonic exploration. Each artist brings their unique musical prowess and creative vision to this exceptional compilation, directly centered around modern house music.

                                                                                                      Evoking a palpable energy and sense of unity, this V/A compilation represents the essence of Satya's musical direction and should appeal to the various tribes of the current club scene wonderfully. 

                                                                                                      Prepare to embark on an hypnotic sonic journey as “Balance” hits the airwaves on October 13th, 2023.

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Matt says: Cantering around the terrace and bucking like a mule, Electricano's "Universal Language" is worth the entrance fee alone. The other three tracks are a brilliant snapshot of modern tech-house music and why it's still the most popular soundtrack to a weekend spent at it in Ibiza!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Electricano - Universal Language 
                                                                                                      A2. YokoO & Zone+ - Once I Had It 
                                                                                                      B1. Hermanez - MI25 
                                                                                                      B2. Moya (US) - Meliora 

                                                                                                      2020 features music from some of our favourite artists and closest friends on the new Manchester scene. The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a colossal strain on the music industry. 2020 has been created with a vision of providing financial support for Manchester artists and Band on the Wall, with all proceeds split 50/50.

                                                                                                      Featuring hand-picked tracks, contributed by artists whose music spans neo soul, jazz, afro-electronic and more, 2020 is an eclectic discovery of inspired and curated sounds; a shining light on the emerging talent of Manchester’s live music scene.

                                                                                                      "Band on the Wall is more than just a building, it is an idea and a passion for great music that is born from the diverse communities of Manchester and beyond; and an organisation designed to celebrate those who make music for the sake of making music rather than money or celebrity. In the first half of 2020 we, and many of the creators we work with, had to stop what we were doing and while activity initially stalled, it was clear that it would be impossible for the artists to stop creating and for us to stop celebrating their music. Therefore, the idea was born to help support our local creative partners and ourselves by producing this ‘memento’ of this incredibly strange year.

                                                                                                      Encapsulating this music on this disk reminiscent of this time, produced this year by young people who couldn’t stop making music if they tried, and despite not being allowed to perform in public, is our way of still saying thank you to them, and that we are all still here. Thanks for supporting." Gavin Sharp, CEO, Band on the Wall

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Millie says: A gorgeous collection of tracks compiled from emerging Manchester artists, featuring some of my personal favourites Katbrownsugar and Porij. 2020 has hit the music industry hard and this charity release helps artists and venues during this difficult time.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Honeyfeet X Werkha - You Go To My Head (rewerked)
                                                                                                      2. Mali Hayes - Oceans Ft Layfullstop
                                                                                                      3. Secret Night Gang - Don't Mess With My Heart
                                                                                                      4. Agbeko - There Is A Jungle (Live)
                                                                                                      5. Porij - Closer
                                                                                                      6. Lovescene - To The Side
                                                                                                      7. Skeltr - Lojong
                                                                                                      8. Contours - Northbound
                                                                                                      9. Cervo - Reaching
                                                                                                      10. Katbrownsugar & Al Turnbull - Jungle
                                                                                                      11.Yemi Bolatiwa - Troubled Living
                                                                                                      12. Shunya - The Clay & The Sculpture
                                                                                                      13. Lieko Quintet - Black Lake
                                                                                                      14. MSC Big Band - Grown Ups (Live) 

                                                                                                      This release features a selection of some of our favourite songs, from some of the most memorable shows, to have been recorded as part of the Band on the Wall archive.

                                                                                                      These tracks represent our commitment to celebrating the diversity and excellence of music created by remarkable people from across the world. All tracks were performed at Band on the Wall and very kindly contributed by the artists for release on this CD, which has been produced to support the venue and our ongoing mission to promote and celebrate the great music of many cultures, during this challenging year.

                                                                                                      As 2020 has become a defining year for all of us who work to bring people together to celebrate live music, for us this represents not only the journey we have been on over the last ten years, but also helps to define our future commitment to this amazing music.

                                                                                                      A special thanks to the artists, labels and management that have helped assemble this wonderful collection of tracks, recorded live inside Band on the Wall between 2009 – 2014. All sales proceeds will be split 50/50 between the artists and Band on the Wall.

                                                                                                      Live from Band on the Wall is the second release on Band on the Wall’s new in-house imprint, Band on the Wall Recordings and follows the release of last month’s 2020 – a fundraiser compilation to support emerging Manchester artists.

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Millie says: Missing live music? Band on the Wall Manchester's iconic institution has released live tracks will take you right back to the atmosphere of being at a gig. We will be there again! Support venues and live music with this fundraising release.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Gregory Porter - On My Way To Harlem
                                                                                                      2. Jazzanova - Boom Clicky Boom Klack
                                                                                                      3. Dele Sosimi - Lady
                                                                                                      4. Charles Bradley - I Believe In Your Love
                                                                                                      5. Kirsty Almeida - Cool Down Rewind
                                                                                                      6. Azymuth - Club Morocco
                                                                                                      7. Snarky Puppy - Strawman
                                                                                                      8. Yellowjackets - Why Is It
                                                                                                      9. Hafdis Huld - Oldest Friend
                                                                                                      10. Bugge Wesseltoft - Singing 

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Bangs & Works Vol. 2 (The Best Of Chicago Footwork)

                                                                                                      In 2010 Planet Mu released "Bangs & Works Vol. 1". The carefully curated compilation showcased Chicago footwork, one of the most forward-looking, innovative new styles of electronic music on the planet. Since its release, interest in the scene has grown with the sound beginning to spread outside of Chicago, influencing productions by not only Planet Mu artists such as Machinedrum and Kuedo, but many others as well. "Bangs & Works Vol. 2" brings the focus back onto Chicago’s own producers, showing where the real innovation still lies.

                                                                                                      While its predecessor sticks mainly to the more hallucinatory and left-field elements, this one has a wider remit, ranging from mad techno-style tracks such as DJ Metro’s “Tekno Bangz” or DJ T-Why’s immense “Juice” and ‘Finished” to those that sound like musique concrete gone footwork, like Young Smoke’s “Space Muzik Part 3.” Others like Traxman’s “Funky Block” and DJ Clent’s “DJ Clent #1” display the obvious influence of flipping samples, hip hop style to the rhythms of footwork, while DJ Rashad & Gant-Man’s amazing “Heaven Sent” shows the influence of P-Funk and Detroit’s hi-tech soul. On the whole, footwork’s synapse-snapping intensity is ever present, but this selection shows an even wider diversity to the genre’s independent and unique production focus.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      01. RP Boo - Heavy Heat
                                                                                                      02. Jlin - Erotic Heat
                                                                                                      03. DJ Earl - Hit Da Bootz
                                                                                                      04. DJ Rashad & Gant-Man - Heaven Sent
                                                                                                      05. DJ Metro - Burn Dat Boi
                                                                                                      06. DJ Clent - Ball'Em Up
                                                                                                      07. DJ MC - Y Fall
                                                                                                      08. DJ Spinn - Crazy 'N' Deranged
                                                                                                      09. Traxman - Funky Block
                                                                                                      10. DJ Rome - Showtime
                                                                                                      11. DJ T-Why - Finished
                                                                                                      12. Tha Pope - When You
                                                                                                      13. Boylan - Bullet Proof Soul
                                                                                                      14. Jlin - Asylum
                                                                                                      15. DJ T-Why - Orbits
                                                                                                      16. DJ Roc - Get Buck Juice
                                                                                                      17. Traxman - Brainwash
                                                                                                      18. DJ Clent - DJ Clent #1
                                                                                                      19. DJ Metro - Smak My Bitch Up
                                                                                                      20. Young Smoke - Space Muzik Pt.3
                                                                                                      21. DJ T-Why - Juice
                                                                                                      22. DJ Solo - What Have You Done
                                                                                                      23. Young Smoke - Psycho War
                                                                                                      24. Young Smoke - Wouldn't Get Far
                                                                                                      25. DJ Metro - Tekno Bangz
                                                                                                      26. RP Boo - Off Da Hook

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Barbie The Album

                                                                                                        Introducing the star-studded musical extravaganza, "BARBIE THE ALBUM," the official soundtrack for the highly anticipated worldwide film "Barbie," featuring the dynamic duo of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken. The soundtrack's launch is ignited with an electrifying single by the three-time Grammy winner, Dua Lipa, who also graces the film with her presence.

                                                                                                        "BARBIE THE ALBUM" is a music lover's dream, filled with brand new tracks from a constellation of global mega-stars, including KAROL G, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, Lizzo, Charli XCX, PinkPantheress, Ava Max, Dominic Fike, The Kid LAROI, and more. Ryan Gosling, the leading man of the film, contributes to the soundtrack with an original song performed by his character, Ken.

                                                                                                        Behind the magical music lies a stellar production team. World-renowned DJ, Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy-winning artist and producer, Mark Ronson, along with "Barbie" writer, director, executive producer, and three-time Oscar nominee, Greta Gerwig, have joined forces to create an unforgettable sonic journey.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Lizzo – Pink
                                                                                                        2. Dua Lipa – Dance The Night
                                                                                                        3. Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice – Barbie World (with Aqua)
                                                                                                        4. Charli XCX – Speed Drive
                                                                                                        5. KAROL G – WATATI (feat. Aldo Ranks)
                                                                                                        6. TBA
                                                                                                        7. Tame Impala – Journey To The Real World
                                                                                                        8. Ryan Gosling – I’m Just Ken
                                                                                                        9. Dominic Fike – Hey Blondie
                                                                                                        10. HAIM – Home
                                                                                                        11. TBA
                                                                                                        12. The Kid LAROI – Forever & Again
                                                                                                        13. Khalid – Silver Platter
                                                                                                        14. PinkPantheress – Angel
                                                                                                        15. GAYLE – Butterflies
                                                                                                        16. Ava Max – Choose Your Fighter

                                                                                                        Barefoot Beats drop a special edition 12" maxi EP of Brazilian love affairs.

                                                                                                        Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco deliver a serious groove on “Fique Louca”, a heads down party jam cut up with joyous vocal whoops and funktastic breaks that is guaranteed to raise the dance floor pressure.

                                                                                                        Then Processman, a rising star from Salvador, lets loose a rhythm and chant fueled Bahian delight that floats around an intoxicating arp line that will drive you wild on the beach, or in the warehouse.

                                                                                                        On the flip, NYC based, Brazilian aficionado JKriv gets all loopy and wild as he looks to drive you crazy. Totally wild!

                                                                                                        The EP finishes in style with Joutro Mundo from Rio who works a sweet melodic anthem that will have you dancing and singing along in the streets.


                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                        Matt says: Another cult series, Barefoot Beats reaches the irrelevant milestone of 13. It's a really strong musical offering with all four tracks sure to please even the most casual tropical disco lover.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A. Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco - Fique Louca
                                                                                                        A. Processman - Baba Oni
                                                                                                        B. JKriv - Coisa Louca
                                                                                                        B. Joutro Mundo - Ballet Do Chocolate

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        BC35: The 35 Year Anniversary Of BC Studio

                                                                                                          With members of Sonic Youth, Swans, White Hills, JG Thirlwell, Cop Shoot Cop, Live Skull reunion, Pop 1280, The Dresden Dolls, Alice Donut, Lubricated Goat, Sxip Shirley, Parlor Walls and many more!

                                                                                                          BC35 refers to the weekend of performances and resulting album marking the 35 year anniversary of BC Studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Musicians were invited to participate by Martin Bisi, and were assembled by Genevieve Fernworthy into improv ensembles. There were also some long-awaited reunions. Recorded with a live audience comprised of sound pioneers, social deviants, and studio fans, these tracks were mixed and edited with care over several months by Martin Bisi and by veterans of the studio throughout the decades.

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Beard, Bread & Bear's Prayer

                                                                                                            Another Arthur mag release, on their Bastet label; this time there's thirteen gnarly tunes gathered from high and low curated by Ethan Miller of Comets On Fire. For lovers of bloody nose street folk, dangerous shit rock, drunken cosmic slop and those wandering down the outer and under paths alone. Limited edition second pressing of 500. We havent got many! Features Comets On Fire, Monoshock, Six Organs Of Admittance, Albert Ayler, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle, Shit Spangled Banner (pre Sunburned Hand Of The Man), Ghost, Colossal Yes and more.

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            Beautiful Young Generation

                                                                                                              Based on original 1967 BYG sampler. 

                                                                                                              BYG were a pioneering independant record company, one of the first labels to actively promote diversity and support black African-American musicians and multi-cultural artists worldwide during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Beginning in March 2022, BYG will reissue their now rare and collectable original albums. Newly remastered from the original BYG tapes, each album will be released on LP facsimile-edition & CD with exclusive sleeve notes by Kevin Le Gendre and John Masouri, in high-definition digital audio, downloads and streaming formats. “BYG were passionate in supporting diversity, against prejudice and narrow-mindedness so I am proud we fought for all our artists and their music, no matter what they were, who they were or where they were from [...] This sampler is a testament to their creativity...” Jean-Luc Young, 2021.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              SIDE 1
                                                                                                              1. Alice - Le Nouveau Monde
                                                                                                              2. Areski & Brigitte Fontaine - Ragilia
                                                                                                              3. Gong - Change The World
                                                                                                              4. Aynsley Dunbar - Willing To Fight
                                                                                                              5. Coeur Magique - Le Cocotier (Part 2)
                                                                                                              6. Daevid Allen - Time Of Your Life
                                                                                                              SIDE 2
                                                                                                              1. Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra - Ancient Ethiopia
                                                                                                              2. Aart Ensmble Of Chicago - Dexterity
                                                                                                              3. Don Cherry - Terrestrial Beings
                                                                                                              4. Archie Shepp - Blasé

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              Belgica: Original Soundtrack By Soulwax

                                                                                                                ‘Belgica’ is the new film by Oscar nominated director, Felix Van Groeningen. Its original soundtrack has been composed, recorded and produced by Soulwax.

                                                                                                                The film sees Soulwax’s influence throughout from composing, arranging and recording the original score to creating each and every one of the fictional musical artists featured. A diverse collection of songs, performed by a similarly varied set of artists, has seen Soulwax create what is a unique soundtrack that continues to see them evolve as musical progressionists.

                                                                                                                Recorded and mixed at Soulwax’s new Deewee studio in Ghent, the entire project has been over twelve months in the making.

                                                                                                                As the group says: “We recorded the original music being played in the club, wrote the music, rehearsed and recorded live on set the tracks played by the bands - ranging from a live kraut techno band, White Virgins, bequiffed psychobilly trio They Live through to hardcore outfit Burning Phlegm (featuring Sepultura’s Igor Cavalera) whilst chanteuse Charlotte represents the other end of the spectrum with her neo soul pop.”

                                                                                                                Berghain's Marcel Fengler presents the fifth installment in the club's expanding mix series. A central resident at the club since its early days, Fengler continually and consistently fires up the Berghain floor with his vast and exemplary collection of techno, house and electronica.

                                                                                                                Fengler's colourful mix includes new exclusives from Peter Van Hoesen, Reagenz & Vril, and also gathers together a wealth of producers both new and old, from Claude Young, Luke Slater, Ben Sims and Regis, to Skudge, Gerd, Seiji and Convextion, a lot of them providing previously unreleased material. Opening with the eerie echoes of Emika's "Count Backwards", the mix moves into Peter Van Hoesen's incredible "Axis Mundi", which sets the tone from here on in: full, lively and not short on drama. Pushing into darker zones, Regis' typically haunting mix of Tommy Four Seven's "G", or Luke Slater's LB Dub Corp mix of Fengler's own "Thwack" segue with more classic cuts from Secret Cinema's "Timeless Altitude (Minneapolis Mix)" and Ratio's "Doublefeature".

                                                                                                                Fengler keeps the surprise element alive while maintaining tension and pressure throughout. Gerd's tripping "Time and Space" mixes with Seiji's "More of You" in a glorious mid point throw-down. The mighty Claude Young teams up with production partner Takasi Nakajima on "Think Twice", which then swells to pick up the tension in a beautiful piano-led hypnotising movement. With the focus on more current developments in more edgy techno and house, combined with a hearty nod to the past, the mix continues with newcomers like Puresque showing promise, alongside a weighty new Ben Sims track, and the pounding filtered glory of Vril's "UV" - another exclusive for the mix. Marcel includes a new track that heads straight for the floor with "Sphinx", while men of the moment Skudge put forward "Man On Wire". The slow burning house of Reagenz' "The Labyrinth“ leads us into a psychedelic game of funk, dub and abstraction as the mix winds down. Before drawing to a close with Convextion aka ERP's stunning "Vapor Pressure", we're treated to a UK house classic by 20:20 Vision's "Future Remembrance (Livestyle Mix)", in all its analog glory. With Berghain 05, Marcel Fengler has proved filling floors doesn't have to be about ticking boxes.

                                                                                                                This mix is a perfect example of the type of dexterity, sensitivity and scope he possesses as a DJ.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                01. Emika - Count Backwards (Marcel Dettmann Vocal Edit)
                                                                                                                02. Peter Van Hoesen - Axis Mundi
                                                                                                                03. Terrence Dixon - Tranquility (Octagen Remix)
                                                                                                                04. Byetone - Plastic Star (Dr. Walker Remix)
                                                                                                                05. Tommy Four Seven - G (Regis Remix)
                                                                                                                06. Marcel Fengler - Thwack (L.B. Dub Corp Remix)
                                                                                                                07. Secret Cinema - Timeless Altitude (Minneapolis Mix)
                                                                                                                08. Ratio - Double Feature
                                                                                                                09. Gerd - Time And Space (Duplex Southside Mix)
                                                                                                                10. Seiji - More Of You
                                                                                                                11. Claude Young & Takasi Nakajima - Think Twice
                                                                                                                12. Puresque - 001A
                                                                                                                13. Ben Sims - Slow Motion
                                                                                                                14. Vril - UV
                                                                                                                15. Marcel Fengler - Sphinx
                                                                                                                16. Skudge - Man On Wire
                                                                                                                17. Reagenz - The Labyrinth
                                                                                                                18. 20:20 Vision - Future Remembrance (20:20 Livestyle Mix)
                                                                                                                19. Convextion AKA ERP - Vapor Pressure

                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                Best Of 2023

                                                                                                                  Full steam ahead! Put on your dancing shoes and jump aboard The Disco Express as the much-loved London label unveils its hugely anticipated ‘Best of 2023’ compilation. Featuring seven original dance floor weapons, this electrifying compilation encapsulates the most unforgettable tracks from the label this year.

                                                                                                                  Pressed on limited edition gold vinyl, Best of 2023 seamlessly blends classic funk and soul elements with cutting-edge production. A brilliant fusion of established and emerging artists, the compilation boasts a truly stacked line up of talent; celebrating the vibrant spirit of The Disco Express whilst perfectly infusing modern twists, optimised for contemporary dance floors.

                                                                                                                  Whether its Dave Lee ZR's epic disco edit of 'Give Me Your Love', Michael Gray's dubbed out remix of 'Be Yourself' or the Art of Tones remix of 'Giving Nothing', Best of 2023 is a pulsating ride of 'Original Disco Music for 21st Century Dance Floors'.

                                                                                                                  Flipping to the B-side you'll find rising star Magnolia and his buoyant soul bouncer 'Believe In L' featuring stunning vocals by Mani Hoffman (Starlight) and Million Miles. Generoco's 'Disco Jazzin' oozes in top quality, improvised jazz funk and Alastair Lane takes the tempo up a notch with his compelling and mysterious synth-tinged, disco house odyssey 'Disco Maléfico'. Elegantly ending the Best of 2023 vinyl is Parisian and AOC Records affiliate Georges with his truly sublime string laden disco groover 'Love's Away'.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  A1. Luke Delite & Michelle Weeks - Give Me Your Love (Dave Lee Edit)
                                                                                                                  A2. Sam Karlson & Barbara Tucker - Be Yourself (Michael Gray Dub Mix)
                                                                                                                  A3. Sparkling Attitude Feat. Dyanna Fearon - Giving Nothing (Art Of Tones Remix)
                                                                                                                  B1. Magnolia - Believe In L (Ft. Mani Hoffman & Million Miles)
                                                                                                                  B2. Generoco - Disco Jazzin'
                                                                                                                  B3. Alastair Lane - Disco Malefico
                                                                                                                  B4. Georges - Love's Away

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Big Gold Dreams - A Story Of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989

                                                                                                                    Big Gold Dreams documents the vibrant independent music scene to emerge in Scotland across the late 70s and 80s. Initially ignited by punk, labels sprang up in Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere to give a voice to the explosion of new acts across the country. Named after Fire Engines’ memorable single and Grant McPhee’s recent TV and DVD documentary,

                                                                                                                    Big Gold Dreams includes many of the Scottish music scene’s most important names as well as countless obscurities. Includes landmark tracks by The Rezillos, Simple Minds, Altered Images, Skids, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Primal Scream, The Bluebells, The Waterboys, Cocteau Twins, Aztec Camera, The Soup Dragons, The Associates, Scars, Strawberry Switchblade, Josef K, BMX Bandits, Edwyn Collins, Del Amitri, The Vaselines, The Shamen, Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie and many others.

                                                                                                                    Boasts lengthy essays and band histories by Grant McPhee, Neil Cooper and Tim Barr, within a lavishly illustrated 70-page booklet.

                                                                                                                    Created by the same Cherry Red team behind such previous box sets as Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream, Action Time Vision, To The Outside Of Everything, Manchester North Of England, Revolutionary Spirit, etc. Big Gold Dreams also includes recordings from key labels such as Zoom, Postcard, 53rd & 3rd, Rational, Fast Product/Pop:Aural, Supreme International Editions, Creation, Egg, Sarah, etc. Pre-fame 45s by Johnny & The Self Abusers (later Simple Minds), Another Pretty Face (pre-The Waterboys), Fun 4 (pre-Orange Juice), as well as P.V.C.2 (post-Slik, featuring Midge Ure). Numerous tracks debut on CD, alongside a string of impressive debut 45s (e.g. Fini Tribe, Momus, The Wake, Win), plus classic indie tracks from The Pastels, Shop Assistants, The Vaselines and The Fizzbombs and many others.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Disc One:
                                                                                                                    1. I Can’t Stand My Baby (Sensible Version) – The Rezillos
                                                                                                                    2. Hooked On You – The Exile
                                                                                                                    3. Jerkin’ – The Drive
                                                                                                                    4. Robot Love – The Valves
                                                                                                                    5. Put You In The Picture – P.V.C. 2
                                                                                                                    6. Dead Vandals – Johnny & The Self Abusers
                                                                                                                    7. You Gotta Know Girl – Bee Bee Cee
                                                                                                                    8. Gimme Your Heart – Subs
                                                                                                                    9. Reasons – Skids
                                                                                                                    10. Dancing With Myself – Fingerprintz
                                                                                                                    11. Take Me Down – The Zips
                                                                                                                    12. All The Boys Love Carrie – Another Pretty Face
                                                                                                                    13. Electric Heat – Visitors
                                                                                                                    14. See Saw – The Jolt
                                                                                                                    15. Chelsea Girl – Simple Minds
                                                                                                                    16. Culture Shock – Shake
                                                                                                                    17. The Shape Of Things To Come – The Headboys
                                                                                                                    18. Time Wall – Fire Exit
                                                                                                                    19. Paranoia – The Freeze
                                                                                                                    20. Sylvia Clarke – The Fakes
                                                                                                                    21. She’s Too Clever For Me – Tpi
                                                                                                                    22. Singing In The Showers – Fun 4
                                                                                                                    23. Confessions – Flowers
                                                                                                                    24. Playing With Fire – Tv21
                                                                                                                    25. Stay With Me Tonight – Alex Fergusson

                                                                                                                    Disc Two:
                                                                                                                    1. Dead Pop Stars – Altered Images
                                                                                                                    2. Die Todten Reyten Schnell – The Prats
                                                                                                                    3. Tous Les Soirs – Delmontes
                                                                                                                    4. Walk On Water – The Cuban Heels
                                                                                                                    5. More Than This – 35mm Dreams
                                                                                                                    6. Out In The Open – The President’s Men
                                                                                                                    7. All About You – Scars
                                                                                                                    8. Tell Me Easters On Friday – The Associates
                                                                                                                    9. Sorry For Laughing – Josef K
                                                                                                                    10. Event To Come – Article 58
                                                                                                                    11. Love To Meet You – Restricted Code
                                                                                                                    12. Don’t – Thomas Leer
                                                                                                                    13. Big Gold Dream – Fire Engines
                                                                                                                    14. On Our Honeymoon – The Wake
                                                                                                                    15. Ooh Bop Sh’bam – Boots For Dancing
                                                                                                                    16. Puritans – The Happy Family
                                                                                                                    17. Tightrope – Everest The Hard Way
                                                                                                                    18. Palace Filled With Love – Apb
                                                                                                                    19. Running Away – Paul Haig
                                                                                                                    20. Pick Up The Rhythm – French Impressionists
                                                                                                                    21. Eat Your Heart Out – Hey! Elastica
                                                                                                                    22. Participate! – The Laughing Apple

                                                                                                                    Disc Three:
                                                                                                                    1. Feathers Oar-Blades – Cocteau Twins
                                                                                                                    2. Out Of Nowhere – The Twinsets
                                                                                                                    3. Cath – The Bluebells
                                                                                                                    4. A Girl Called Johnny – The Waterboys
                                                                                                                    5. Lucky Star (Moonboot Version) – Friends Again
                                                                                                                    6. Trees And Flowers (92 Happy Customers Version) – Strawberry Switchblade
                                                                                                                    7. Sixteen Reasons – Jazzateers
                                                                                                                    8. Stop The Rain – The Suede Crocodiles
                                                                                                                    9. Flowers In The Sky – The Revolving Paint Dream
                                                                                                                    10. Think! – Jasmine Minks
                                                                                                                    11. There Must Be A Better Life – Biff Bang Pow!
                                                                                                                    12. All I Need Is Everything – Aztec Camera
                                                                                                                    13. Over Your Shoulder – Pop Wallpaper
                                                                                                                    14. Dreaming – The Wee Cherubs
                                                                                                                    15. Cathedral – Fini Tribe
                                                                                                                    16. Upside Down – The Jesus And Mary Chain
                                                                                                                    17. Baby Honey – The Pastels
                                                                                                                    18. You Supply The Roses – Memphis
                                                                                                                    19. Ain’t That Always The Way – Paul Quinn
                                                                                                                    20. Unamerican Broadcasting – Win
                                                                                                                    21. Swallow – Blood Uncles

                                                                                                                    Disc Four:
                                                                                                                    1. All Fall Down – Primal Scream
                                                                                                                    2. Don’t Slip Up – Meat Whiplash
                                                                                                                    3. Hammering Heart (Single Version) – Del Amitri
                                                                                                                    4. Some Indulgence – The High Bees
                                                                                                                    5. Big Blue Ocean – Jih
                                                                                                                    6. Hotel Marquis De Sade – Momus
                                                                                                                    7. Living In Hell – The Primevals
                                                                                                                    8. Baby’s Got A Brand New Brain – The Styng Rites
                                                                                                                    9. Bully Beef – The Botany 500
                                                                                                                    10. Whole Wide World – The Soup Dragons
                                                                                                                    11. Strawberry Sunday – Bmx Bandits
                                                                                                                    12. Firestation Towers – Close Lobsters
                                                                                                                    13. Face In A Crowd – The Green Telescope
                                                                                                                    14. The Rattler (Original 12” Version) – Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
                                                                                                                    15. Penniless – The Wild Indians
                                                                                                                    16. Somewhere In China (Lp Version) – Shop Assistants
                                                                                                                    17. Hollow Gut – Lowlife
                                                                                                                    18. Slow Time And Temptation – Kevin Mcdermott
                                                                                                                    19. Where Do I Stand? – The Incredible Blondes
                                                                                                                    20. Sign On The Line… – The Fizzbombs
                                                                                                                    21. Killer Bee Honey – The Beat Poets
                                                                                                                    22. Don’t Shilly Shally – Edwyn Collins
                                                                                                                    23. I’m Not An American – The Dragsters
                                                                                                                    24. Room At The Top – The Motorcycle Boy
                                                                                                                    25. Hey Girl (Look What You’ve Done) – The Thanes

                                                                                                                    Disc Five:
                                                                                                                    1. Happy Days – The Shamen
                                                                                                                    2. Mealy Mouths – Mackenzies
                                                                                                                    3. She Said To The Driver – The Mccluskey Brothers
                                                                                                                    4. Jiffy Neckwear Creation – Baby Lemonade
                                                                                                                    5. Girl Of Your Dreams – The Bachelor Pad
                                                                                                                    6. Jenny Nowhere – The Clouds
                                                                                                                    7. Marathon Man – Rote Kapelle
                                                                                                                    8. The Adam Faith Experience – Jesse Garon & The Desperadoes
                                                                                                                    9. Teenage Superstars – The Vaselines
                                                                                                                    10. Tiny Words – The Orchids
                                                                                                                    11. A Place Is So Hard To Find – The Groovy Little Numbers
                                                                                                                    12. Good Thing – The Vultures
                                                                                                                    13. The Great Divide – This Poison!
                                                                                                                    14. Head Start – The Prayers
                                                                                                                    15. Take Me Away – The Submarines
                                                                                                                    16. Think Like A Girl – The Church Grims
                                                                                                                    17. If You Love Him, Let Him Go – Wilderness Children
                                                                                                                    18. Traffic Drone – The Cateran
                                                                                                                    19. Hills O’ New Galloway – Nyah Fearties
                                                                                                                    20. Miss O’grady – Dog Faced Hermans
                                                                                                                    21. Groin Death – Stretchheads
                                                                                                                    22. The Beginning Of Wisdom – Cindytalk

                                                                                                                    "The Sour Grapes Compilation" is a collection of 12 songs by bands that have performed at one of the deranged Squeeze nights at Big Hands Bar. One side is a heavy dose of quick paced punk and blues where the other is a slow slope into psychedelia and local garage rock. Compiled over the UK lockdown months, this long awaited record is a tribute to the European toilet circuit, with a % of all sales going to help out Big Hands' recovery. 

                                                                                                                    If you want a taste of Manchester's beer stained, dirty denimed underbelly, here's twelve (count 'em!) bands that you might not necessarily know yet but are busy making a mad racket week in week out across our rainy city. 

                                                                                                                    Pressed on red vinyl and seriously limited in number. A brilliant snapshot of the live scene at one of Manchester's most infamous music spots. Who remembers The Libertine's afterparty there?!  

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Thee MVPS - A Song For Coumcillor
                                                                                                                    2. The Cosmics - Cundy Get Down
                                                                                                                    3. Teeff - Captain Vere
                                                                                                                    4. Shredd - In My Head
                                                                                                                    5. Bones Shake - Unwell
                                                                                                                    6. Gardenback - Word Of Mouth

                                                                                                                    7. Slift - Altitude Lake
                                                                                                                    8. Farfisa - Seven Suns
                                                                                                                    9. Sioux Poppy Seeds
                                                                                                                    10. The Big Peach - Rock N Roll
                                                                                                                    11. Freez - Waiting For 
                                                                                                                    12. The Slaughter House Band - I Hate TV But...

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Bill Brewster: Late Night Tales Presents After Dark Vespertine

                                                                                                                      Esteemed scribe, proper DJ, and discreetly deft twiddler Bill Brewster, drops the latest instalment in his ‘After Dark’ series, for Late Night Tales.

                                                                                                                      A throbbing, louche and leisurely affair, groove is very much at the heart of this freestyle selection, a vibe which Bill de- scribes as “a basement, a red light and a sound system. Or, as the Beastie’s once rapped, slow and low, that is the tempo”.

                                                                                                                      There’s Hawaiian drum machine bossa balearica from Island Band, percussive afro post punk from Czech jazz singer Jana Koubkova, and breathy-bubbling-dubwise-slap-bass-soul from Debbe & The Code.

                                                                                                                      There’s also sultry deep house mood music from Lanowa, infectious bouncy jazz funk breaks from Canada High, and Nail’s life affirming re-edit of singer songwriter Gilbert O Sullivan’s electro pop gem ‘So What’.

                                                                                                                      Bill’s own studio skills are present and correct too, featuring an undulating bassy version of country troubadour Jeb Loy Nichols, reworked along Alex Tepper under their Hotel Motel moniker, and a chugged-up squelchy disco take on Khruangbin, this time paired with Raj Gupta, as Mang Dynasty.

                                                                                                                      Chock full of exclusives, tracks are either completely brand new, or available digitally for the first time, whilst others are wallet-rinsing rarities if purchased elsewhere. Whichever way you slice it though, every tune is a highlight, working equally well as standalone nuggets, or within Bill’s fluidly cohesive mix.

                                                                                                                      Whether he’s taking the roof off a club with his unique selection of deep and tough house music, enchanting a backroom with a genre-bending set of disco, Balearic, rock and hip hop or playing chillout music in a bay in Croatia, Bill Brewster is the man for all occasions.

                                                                                                                      In a former life, Bill was a punk rocker, a chef and also the co-editor of football magazine When Saturday Comes but has been a record nerd all of his life. He began DJing in the 1980s, but came into his own in the early 1990s, particularly during a two-year stint in New York running DMC’s office, where nights at the Sound Factory and hanging out with Danny Tenaglia gave him the musical grounding you can still hear in his music today.

                                                                                                                      Bill was also one of the founding residents at Fabric in London, a position he held for five years. There are few still playing regularly today that have his dedication, eclecticism and encyclopedic knowledge of music.

                                                                                                                      His parallel life is as a writer, and with his long-term part- ner-in-crime Frank Broughton, they have written four books together, including the acclaimed ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ (latest edition published last July), ‘How To DJ (Prop- erly)’ and ‘The Record Players’. The pair are also behind the legendary and their party, Low Life, has been running for nearly 30 years.

                                                                                                                      He has been working in the industry’s fringes for over 40 years including the running of various labels from Twisted UK and Forensic in the ’90s to Disco Sucks and Anorak in the noughties.

                                                                                                                      He is one of NTS radio’s new residents for 2023 and his ‘Low Life Loves You’ show is available on the first Tuesday of every month.

                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Barry says: A smooth-as-silk collection of deep lounging groovers, airy disco numbers and thumping percussion, brought together with Bill Brewster's incomparable musical ear. A thoroughly rewarding collection.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A1 Island Band – Idle Hours 4:55
                                                                                                                      A2 Chaz Jankel – Manon Manon 4.56
                                                                                                                      A3 Gilbert O’Sullivan – So What (Nail Edit) 8.44*
                                                                                                                      B1 Rheinzand – Kills And Kisses (Scorpio Twins Remix) 8.10*
                                                                                                                      B2 Canada High – Le Chiffre 5.02*
                                                                                                                      B3 Lanowa – Burning Up 6.38*
                                                                                                                      C1 Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Irreverent Dub) 7.16*
                                                                                                                      C2 Fernando – 1998 7.00*
                                                                                                                      C3 Debbe & The Code – Code Of Love 6.02
                                                                                                                      D1 Jana Koubková - Nijána 6.15
                                                                                                                      D2 IPG V Hot Toddy – Open Space 7.32*
                                                                                                                      D3 Smashed Atoms & Backdoor Man – Hey Dreamer 6.50*
                                                                                                                      *After Dark Vinyl Exclusive

                                                                                                                      1.T.O.E – Infinite Consciousness*
                                                                                                                      2.Island Band – Idle Hours
                                                                                                                      3.Jana Koubková - Nijána
                                                                                                                      4.Dan Wainwright – Come Home*
                                                                                                                      5.Jeb Loy Nichols – Don’t Drop Me (Hotel Motel Remix)*
                                                                                                                      6.Nick Munday – Drum Lock
                                                                                                                      7.Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Irreverent Dub)*
                                                                                                                      8.Rhythm Plate – We Were Made To Be Artists*
                                                                                                                      9.Debbe & The Code – Code Of Love*
                                                                                                                      10.Lanowa – Burning Up*
                                                                                                                      11.Gilbert O’Sullivan – So What (Nail Edit)*
                                                                                                                      12.Canada High – Le Chiffre
                                                                                                                      13.Smashed Atoms & Backdoor Man – Hey Dreamer*
                                                                                                                      14.Gus Paterson – Arphicelago*
                                                                                                                      15.Fernando - 1998*
                                                                                                                      16.IPG V Hot Toddy – Open Space*
                                                                                                                      17.Carl Finlow – Hyperkagome*
                                                                                                                      18.Rheinzand – Kills And Kisses (Scorpio Twins Remix)*
                                                                                                                      19.Chaz Jankel – Manon Manon
                                                                                                                      * After Dark Exclusive

                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                      Bills & Aches & Blues (40 Years Of 4AD)

                                                                                                                        In 2020, 4AD turned 40. Never one to be on time for a party, the label is commemorating that landmark this year with the release of Bills & Aches & Blues.

                                                                                                                        The compilation features 18 of its current artists covering a song of their choosing from 4AD’s past: a creative experiment rooted in the spirit of collaboration and a snapshot of 4AD, 41 years after its inception.

                                                                                                                        Bills & Aches & Blues will be released on double LP and double CD on 23rd July. The first 12 months’ profits from Bills & Aches & Blues will be donated to The Harmony Project, a Los Angeles-based after-school programme for children from communities and schools that lack equitable access to studying the arts or music.

                                                                                                                        Bills & Aches & Blues’ 18 recordings contain fascinating connections between artist and track. The earliest song chosen (by U.S. Girls) is The Birthday Party’s ‘Junkyard’, from 1981; the most recent are the two Grimes covers (‘Genesis’ and ‘Oblivion’, respectively by Spencer. and Dry Cleaning) from 2012. Suitably, for the one band that bridges 4AD past and present, The Breeders are all over Bills And Aches And Blues. They’re covered three times – ‘Cannonball’ by Tune-Yards, ‘Mountain Battles’ by Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and ‘Off You’ by Big Thief, whilst The Breeders cover ‘The Dirt Eaters’ by their ‘90s contemporaries His Name Is Alive.

                                                                                                                        Landmark songs such as ‘Cannonball’, ‘Song To The Siren’ and Pixies’ ‘Where is My Mind?’, will feel comfortable to casual fans, however by contrast, much joy can be found in the album’s surprise choices, such as Air Miami’s ‘Seabird’ and the Lush B-side ‘Sunbathing’, covered respectively by new signings Maria Somerville and Jenny Hval.

                                                                                                                        Bills & Aches & Blues is named, arguably (as Elizabeth Fraser never published the lyrics) after the opening line of Cocteau Twins ‘Cherry-Coloured Funk’. Perhaps too unique and uncoverable in their own right, their legendary take on Tim Buckley’s ‘Song To The Siren’, under the name This Mortal Coil (along with Buckley’s pre-Starsailor acoustic version) informs SOHN’s cover.

                                                                                                                        Some tracks unearth hitherto hidden shared DNA, such as Future Islands’ and Colourbox’s ‘The Moon Is Blue’; other tracks are more akin to reinvention. Aldous Harding distils the melodic essence of Deerhunter’s ‘Revival’ and recasts it in her own uncanny image. U.S. Girls’ future-disco ‘Junkyard’ and Bing & Ruth’s neo-classical instrumental ‘Gigantic’ are even more radical interpretations. Leading off the album, Tkay Maidza brings both her Art Rap and R&B game, but also an unexpected ‘80s synth pop template, to Pixies’ ‘Where Is My Mind?’, a perfect title for these chaotic times.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Side 1:
                                                                                                                        01 Tkay Maidza - Where Is My Mind? (Pixies)
                                                                                                                        02 U.S. Girls - Junkyard (The Birthday Party)
                                                                                                                        03 Aldous Harding - Revival (Deerhunter)
                                                                                                                        04 The Breeders - Dirt Eaters (His Name Is Alive)
                                                                                                                        05 Maria Somerville - Seabird (Air Miami)

                                                                                                                        Side 2:
                                                                                                                        06 Tune-Yards - Cannonball (The Breeders)
                                                                                                                        07 Spencer - Genesis (Grimes)
                                                                                                                        08 Helado Negro - Futurism (Deerhunter)
                                                                                                                        09 Efterklang - Postal (Piano Magic)
                                                                                                                        10 Bing And Ruth - Gigantic (Pixies)

                                                                                                                        Side 3:
                                                                                                                        11 Future Islands - The Moon Is Blue (Colourbox)
                                                                                                                        12 Jenny Hval - Sunbathing (Lush)
                                                                                                                        13 Dry Cleaning - Oblivion (Grimes)
                                                                                                                        14 Bradford Cox - Mountain Battles (Breeders)

                                                                                                                        Side 4:
                                                                                                                        15 SOHN - Song To The Siren (Tim Buckley)
                                                                                                                        16 Becky And The Birds - The Wolves Act I And II (Bon Iver)
                                                                                                                        17 Ex:Re - Misery Is A Butterfly (Blonde Redhead)
                                                                                                                        18 Big Thief - Off You (The Breeders)

                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                        Birth Of A Nation - Inevitable Records: An Independent Liverpool 1979-1986

                                                                                                                          In the late 1970s and 1980s, Jeremy Lewis established and ran Liverpool’s Inevitable Records, and in doing so provided what he calls an “incubator” for an impressive selection of the talent emerging from the city at that time. From Pete Burns and Dead Or Alive to China Crisis, Wah! Heat and others, Inevitable provided the launchpad for many successful careers. Operating initially out of Lewis’ Amazon Studios, and mutating as the years passed from an outlet for the city’s spiky post-punk sounds to a synth-pop, commercially minded imprint with major label backing, Inevitable proved popular with John Peel and found admirers from across the ‘80s musical spectrum. Presented here for the first time is an overview of the label, including a disc of contemporary Peel Sessions from key artists and a 3,000 word account of its story by Jeremey Lewis himself. Of particular interest to many will be never-before-heard (or re-issued) work by a young Pete Burns – his first Nightmares In Wax sPeel sessions are included. A further look at the wonderful music explored in ‘Revolutionary Spirit’ this is an indepth look at the roots of several special careers, produced with input from Inevitable founder Jeremey Lewis.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Disc 1
                                                                                                                          1. Better Scream - Wah! Heat
                                                                                                                          2. Joe - Wah! Heat
                                                                                                                          3. Black Leather – - Nightmares In Wax
                                                                                                                          4. Shangri-La - Nightmares In Wax
                                                                                                                          5. Girl Song - Nightmares In Wax
                                                                                                                          6. Euthenics - Modern Eon
                                                                                                                          7. Waiting For The Cavalry - Modern Eon
                                                                                                                          8. Seven Minutes To Midnight… To Be Continued - Wah! Heat
                                                                                                                          9. Don't Step On The Cracks - Wah! Heat
                                                                                                                          10. I’m Falling - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          11. Flowers - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          12. Faction - Faction
                                                                                                                          13. Wrong Again - Faction
                                                                                                                          14. Number Eleven - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          15. Namegame (Live Version) - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          16. A Giant Raft - It's Immaterial
                                                                                                                          17. No Place For A Prompter - It's Immaterial
                                                                                                                          18. African And White - China Crisis
                                                                                                                          19. Be Suspicious - China Crisis

                                                                                                                          Disc 2
                                                                                                                          1. Your Voice - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          2. Conversation Piece - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          3. I'm Thinking Of You Now - Box Of Toys
                                                                                                                          4. Old Man Rome - Box Of Toys
                                                                                                                          5. Foxhole - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          6. Furnished Heart - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          7. Precious Is The Pearl - Box Of Toys
                                                                                                                          8. It Goes Without Saying - Box Of Toys
                                                                                                                          9. Seeking Professional Advice - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          10. My 10,000 Mile Home - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          11. Touch - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          12. Personal Touch - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          13. Jimmy’s Grin - Margox
                                                                                                                          14. Daytime Assassins - The Builders
                                                                                                                          15. Burning Arrows - Venus Adore
                                                                                                                          16. Contrasting Strangers - The Light
                                                                                                                          17. Monument - The Light
                                                                                                                          18. Today, Tomorrow - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          19. Only A Boy - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          20. Pride Of Winning - The Light
                                                                                                                          21. Ten Million Years - The Light

                                                                                                                          Disc 3
                                                                                                                          1. Nowhere To Nowhere - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          2. Running Wild - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          3. Number Eleven - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          4. Flowers - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          5. A Gigantic Raft - It's Immaterial
                                                                                                                          6. Imitate The Worm - It's Immaterial
                                                                                                                          7. White Man's Hut - It's Immaterial
                                                                                                                          8. Rake - It's Immaterial
                                                                                                                          9. Number Twelve - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          10. Untitled - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          11. Misty Circles - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          12. Misty Circles Pt 2 - Dead Or Alive
                                                                                                                          13. Fox Hole - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          14. Personal Touch - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          15. Your Voice - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          16. Today Tomorrow - Freeze Frame
                                                                                                                          17. Precious In The Pearl - Box Of Toys
                                                                                                                          18. When Daylight Is Over (Sunset) - Box Of Toys
                                                                                                                          19. Time Takes Me Back - Box Of Toys
                                                                                                                          20. Thinking Of You Now - Box Of Toys

                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                          Blacklips Bar: Androgyns And Deviants - Industrial Romance For Bruised And Battered Angels, 1992–1995

                                                                                                                            Blacklips Bar: Androgyns and Deviants — Industrial Romance for Bruised and Battered Angels, 1992–1995 is a compilation combining original recordings and select DJ tracks from the vaults of Blacklips Performance Cult, a collective of underground performers, artists and drag queens who took to NYC’s Pyramid Club stage every Monday night at 1 am to perform original plays. The broad spectrum of emotional expression, ferocity, humour and transgression evident in these collected recordings are a further indication of the group’s oeuvre.

                                                                                                                            In 1992, ANOHNI founded Blacklips Performance Cult with collaborators Johanna Constantine and Psychotic Eve. Originally intended as a cabaret and DJ night, the constellation of people drawn to Blacklips soon melded into a late night ensemble in which members took turns writing scripts that were then performed by the group. Blacklips continued a tradition of urban queer subcultural resistance embodied within the writings of Jean Genet, John Rechy, and the post-punk feminist Terence Sellers. Inspired by Lotte Lenya, Candy Darling, and Leigh Bowery, Greta Garbo and Sister Dimension, performers took the stage primarily to entertain and address each other, while entertaining late-night thrill seekers.

                                                                                                                            Staging collectively conceived plays set Blacklips apart from other expressions of creativity in nightlife of the era, aligning the group with predecessors such as The Cockettes, Angels of Light, Bloolips and Theater of the Ridiculous. Blacklips members built sets from garbage and industrial refuse that they found in the streets of the East Village, in homage to Jack Smith and the aesthetics of post apocalyptic punk. The group staged spectacles that were alternately surreal, slapstick, emotional and absurd. This weekly laboratory also served as the first showcase for ANOHNI’s music. Some plays included gory revisions of Jack the Ripper and Frankenstein. Offerings such as Clayworld functioned as intergalactic morality plays.

                                                                                                                            Satirical appropriations of Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel, Adrian Brook’s The Glass Arcade, and Boys in the Band, feasted on a century of queer culture. Plays such as Death! and The Funeral of Fiona Blue often ended with “a pile of dead bodies” on stage, reflecting the impact AIDS was having on the downtown scene.

                                                                                                                            Androgyns and Deviants places you squarely within the shiny black brick walls of the main dance floor at the Pyramid, bathed in shards of light from the disco ball, waiting for the show to begin amongst a gaggle of stragglers, queens, and voyeurs. A montage of sound bites, original recordings, and Blacklips DJ favorites emanate a sense of Blacklips bar’s joie de vivre. Remastered original recordings by ANOHNI, including an unreleased version of “Rapture,” as well as the never before released composition “The Yellowing Angel” suggest the feeling of suspension that would sometimes interrupt the hysteria.

                                                                                                                            Also included on the Androgyns and Deviants compilation are DJ tracks by artists including New York legend Joey Arias in his incarnation as BIllie Holiday, LA death rock founder Rozz WIlliams, avant-garde icon Diamanda Galás, UK punk pioneer Dave Vanian, underground actress Edith Massey, London surrealist Leigh Bowery and his band Minty, and the fictional characters Meng and Ecker, a pair of transsexual menaces who wrought nightmares across an anarchic landscape, the brainchild of Manchester publishing house, Savoy. Studio recordings by Blacklips stars add depth to the mix, including "Your Cigarette” by Blacklips duo coke, James F. Murphy’s hardcore camp bonanza “Satan’s ‘Lil’ Lamb”, Sissy Fitt’s “Sister Morphine” and Ebony Jet’s soulful rendition of Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love”.

                                                                                                                            Dialogue, sound effects and ambient textures counter the raging gender panic of Princess Tinymeat’s “Angels in Pain” and Divine’s defiant Hi-NRG anthem “You Think You’re A Man”. This cacophony of passion, stark violence, beauty, heartbreak and maniacal humour suggests a lost world in which you might once have wandered into a bar on Avenue A late at night and paid $5 to see The Revenge of Blacklips, The Ghosts of the Pyramid, The Shysters, Death, CHOP!, or What a Lovely Day to Control The World, catching a glimpse of one of the final expressions of queer subculture in NYC prior to the advent of the internet and social media. .

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            DISC 1
                                                                                                                            SIDE A
                                                                                                                            1. Shoot Yer Load - Meng & Ecker
                                                                                                                            2. Good Morning Heartache - Joey Arias
                                                                                                                            3. Punks, Get Off The Grass - Edith Massey
                                                                                                                            4. Ladies And Gentlemen - ANOHNI (as Precious Liar)
                                                                                                                            5. Satan's Lil' Lamb - James F. Murphy
                                                                                                                            6. Janet Vampire - ANOHNI And Pearls
                                                                                                                            7. Stairs - Uncertain Journey - Christian Death
                                                                                                                            8. Disrupt Their Lives - Vito Russo (with Gary Reynolds)
                                                                                                                            9. Rapture - ANOHNI (as Fiona Blue)
                                                                                                                            SIDE B
                                                                                                                            1. Double-Barrel Prayer - Diamanda Galás
                                                                                                                            2. Sister Morphine - Sissy Fitt
                                                                                                                            3. Natasha - Tammy Taste Test
                                                                                                                            4. You Think You're A Man - Divine
                                                                                                                            5. So Disgraceful - Marilyn And The Movie Stars

                                                                                                                            DISC 2
                                                                                                                            SIDE C
                                                                                                                            1. Satellite Of Love - Ebony Jet
                                                                                                                            2. Fuck You - Dean And The Weenies
                                                                                                                            3. People Are Small - ANOHNI (as Justin Grey)
                                                                                                                            4. Angels In Pain - Princess Tinymeat
                                                                                                                            5. Your Cigarette - Coke
                                                                                                                            6. Tenterhook - Dave Vanian
                                                                                                                            7. Suspecting Mrs. Shyster - Sissy Fitt (as Carol TooGood)
                                                                                                                            8. The Yellowing Angel - ANOHNI Featuring Johanna Constantine
                                                                                                                            SIDE D
                                                                                                                            1. 13 Ways To Die - Dr. Clark Render
                                                                                                                            2. Useless Man - Minty
                                                                                                                            3. My Final Moments - Kabuki Starshine
                                                                                                                            4. Golden Showers - Meng & Ecker
                                                                                                                            5. Love Letters - ANOHNI (as Fiona Blue)
                                                                                                                            6. Blacklips - ANOHNI (as Precious Liar)

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