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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!

    TRACK LISTING

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

    Various Artists

    Sharon Signs To Cherry Red

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      ONE OFF RSD 2017 PRESSING OF 700 COPIES / BLACK VINYL
      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

      Classic 45s - 70s Rock

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        Record Store Day 2017 exclusive release. The ten specially selected double AA side 7" singles in this box pull together twenty of the biggest and most icon tracks of the golden era of ROCK.

        Forty years later it is inevitably impossible to find mint copies of these great songs on vinyl. Includes Boston, Blue Oyster Cult, Heart, Cheap Track and Lou Reed. Housed in hard slipcase, the ten 7" singles are 'dinked' as juke-box singles and the box includes a 'spider' centre for play.

        TRACK LISTING

        Disc 1: Blue Oyster Cult (Don’t Fear) The Reaper / Santana She’s Not There
        Disc 2: Mountain Mississippi Queen / The Guess Who American Woman
        Disc 3: Boston More Than A Feeling / Argent God Gave Rock And Roll To You
        Disc 4: Iggy & The Stooges Search And Destroy / Patti Smith Because The Night
        Disc 5: Lou Reed Vicious / Family Burlesque
        Disc 6: Mott The Hoople The Golden Age Of Rock N Roll / Ian Hunter Once Bitten Twice Shy
        Disc 7: Ted Nugent Cat Scratch Fever / Kansas Carry On My Wayward Son
        Disc 8: Cheap Trick I Want You To Want Me / Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein
        Disc 9: Ram Jam Black Betty / Heart Barracuda
        Disc 10: Meatloaf Bat Out Of Hell / Toto Hold The Line

        Craig Charles has been a soul & funk fan since his teenage years in Liverpool, going to see local heroes The Real Thing live, and wearing out his shoe leather dancing in the city’s many underground clubs. Craig has been sharing that passion for the music via his 6Music and BBC Radio 2 shows and DJ nights for nearly 20 years. His brand new ‘Trunk Of Funk’ compilation series, blends up-tempo club classics, with fresh music from the cream of the crop from the contemporary soul and funk scene, and will be Craigs very first vinyl release – a beautiful, double vinyl gatefold LP and he’s certainly excited about it, stating; “I can’t wait to bring you big beats, bass lines and booga-bloomin-loo! Presenting The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Volume 1 as my first ever vinyl release has put a proper wiggle in my walk!”

        This collection of 21st century disco, soul, funk & afro grooves from includes tracks from contemporary heroes of the scene such as Monophonics, Amp Fiddler and The James Taylor Quartet, it’s also peppered with some old school classics and rare grooves from legends such as Roy Ayers, PP Arnold, Miriam Makeba and Patrice Rushen. Craig has personally selected and sequenced this collection to take the listener of a musical journey, the closest thing to having Craig visit and personally DJ for you in the comfort of your own home! It also includes two ‘Trunk Of Funk Edits’ that are 100% exclusive to this compilation and not available anywhere else.


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Matt says: A rare breed of cross-over celebrity whose managed to keep 100% of his integrity shows off some of his choice funk flexes culled from years behind the decks and radio waves. Tastefully including some lesser-known and leftfield choices, this is a Piccadilly Records approved collection from start to finish. Top marks Craig!

        TRACK LISTING

        CD
        1. Soul A Go Go - Soul Messin Allstars Ft Josh Teskey
        2. Superfly (Sam Redmores’ Exclusive ‘Trunk Of Funk’ Edit) - Amp Fiddler Feat Dames Brown
        3. Boogie Down - Roy Ayers
        4. Hold My Hand - Laneous
        5. Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba
        6. African Rhythms - Oneness Of Juju (Exclusive ‘Trunk Of Funk’ Edit)
        7. Medicated Goo - PP Arnold
        8. Take A Shot - The Fantastics! Ft Sulene Fleming
        9. Give Me The Night Ft Xantone Blacq - Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel
        10. Out Of The Ordinary Ft Mike Keat & The Bevvy Sisters – The Republic Of Persevere
        11. Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen -
        12. People Get Ready Ft Natalie Williams & Noel McKoy - The James Taylor Quartet
        13. Hangin’ On - Monophonics
        14. The Old Place - Nick Waterhouse
        15. Victory! - Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions
        16. Beggin’ - Magnus Carlson
        17. Telling You Lies Ft Jam Jam - Alex Opal
        18. Help Me Ft Ian Whitelaw - Badge And Talkalot
        19. The Only Difference - Beatchild & The Slakedeliqs
        20. Clap Hands - Honeyfeet

        LP
        A1. Soul A Go Go - Soul Messin Allstars Ft Josh Teskey
        A2. Superfly (Sam Redmores’ Exclusive ‘Trunk Of Funk’ Edit) - Amp Fiddler Feat Dames Brown
        A3. Boogie Down - Roy Ayers
        A4. Hold My Hand - Laneous
        A5. Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba
        B1. African Rhythms - Oneness Of Juju (Exclusive ‘Trunk Of Funk’ Edit)
        B2. Medicated Goo - PP Arnold
        B3. Take A Shot - The Fantastics! Ft Sulene Fleming
        B4. Give Me The Night Ft Xantone Blacq - Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel
        B5. Out Of The Ordinary Ft Mike Keat & The Bevvy Sisters – The Republic Of Persevere
        C1. Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen -
        C2. People Get Ready Ft Natalie Williams & Noel McKoy - The James Taylor Quartet
        C3. Hangin’ On - Monophonics
        C4. The Old Place - Nick Waterhouse
        C5. Victory! - Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions
        D1. Beggin’ - Magnus Carlson
        D2. Telling You Lies Ft Jam Jam - Alex Opal
        D3. Help Me Ft Ian Whitelaw - Badge And Talkalot
        D4. The Only Difference - Beatchild & The Slakedeliqs
        D5. Clap Hands - Honeyfee

        Various Artists

        The Muppet Movie

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          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2013 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

          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!)

          LIMITED TO 500 COPIES FOR THE UK

          TRACK LISTING

          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

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            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.

            LIMITED TO 500 COPIES IN THE UK

            TRACK LISTING

            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

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2013 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              Random Coloured + Numbered

              Various Artists

              Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock From Singapore And Malaysia

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                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

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                  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

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                    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)

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                      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

                        Your favourite percussion pals take aim at the peak time on Volume 5, offering some different disco with a Balearic bent.

                        Though the 45RPM button on the TDHQ turntable is finally fixed, these edit idiots managed to spill a spritz on the pitch control, so prepare to read this at -6.

                        A-side 'Slow Motion' sees the crew swing through some Canadian crates, transforming a high energy froth into sweet mid tempo syrup. Hydraulic sequences chug away to a cybernetic 4/4, lasers dance around the vocoder and a spacer woman sends us into ecstasy with an arms aloft chorus. The heads were spinning when this one teased in their radio mix, so don't miss it on wax.

                        There's a double feature on the flip, where TD tackle an overlooked slice of German glam, taming the tempo and turning out a totally cokey bit of disco rock. Repping expert bass grooves, euro boogie breakdowns, unexpected talk box, headband guitar riffs and a killer drum solo, this gives you that tops off at a family function feeling. The vocal version keeps it authentically off kilter, while the dub should appease peeps who think that Barrabas sounds like a deranged Rod Stewart.

                        Limited Press - Numbered Insert - Drum Fun Guaranteed.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: Another winner from the Talking Drums camp who dish out two courses of 5* fodder which takes on Canadian hi-nrg and Euro-rock-boogie. As always it's obscure as it is pleasing and guaranteed to light up your all nite discotheque.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A. Slow Motion
                        B. Speaking Drums
                        B. Speaking Drums Dub

                        Various Artist

                        Cold Waves & Minimal Electronics Vol 1

                          "Cold Waves & Minimal Electronics Vol 1" chronicles the secret underground cult genres of cold wave and minimal wave, which originated in continental Europe between the years 1981-1985.

                          Active largely in small towns and isolated, non-metropolitan areas of France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and The Netherlands, the first wave of minimal electronic groups successfully combined the sounds of the German electronic bands of the 60s and 70s (Amon Duul, Neu, Faust, Can) with the seminal early industrial bands largely active in the UK (Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Cabaret Voltaire) to produce a new form of electro-pop that went on to be crucially influential on European and American pop and dance music of the late 80s and early 90s (Italo, new beat, EBM).

                          Angular have made it their mission to search high and low to unearth the greatest gems of this synth sound in order to make a definitive retrospective artefact of the lost genre of music known as cold wave. And so between two people, two years of solid research and love of an exceptional, underground scene, this unique collection was born. The compilation contains songs that have only been available up to now on ultra rare 7”s, lost radio sessions and cassette tapes, and is finally here to teach us all a thing or two about the history of electronic music the world over.

                          JACK WHITE, JEFF TWEEDY, FUN., JARVIS COCKER, JACK BLACK, AND A HOST OF OTHERS JOIN BECK TO BRING ACCLAIMED SHEET MUSIC-ONLY ALBUM TO LIFE

                          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 / Cliff Martinez

                          Drive - OST (Curacao Blue Vinyl)

                            Cliff Martinez’s soundtrack to the cult classic film ‘Drive’ by Nicolas Winding Refn is turning 5, and to mark the anniversary, Invada Records and Lakeshore Records will co-release a limited edition version of the soundtrack, which features Martinez’s score and all other music used in the film, which includes the legendary tracks by Kavinsky, College and Desire. 

                            The soundtrack features original music by Cliff Martinez (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traffic) with Euro-synth-styled songs by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx (“Nightcall”), The Chromatics (“Tick of the Clock”), Desire (“Under Your Spell”), College featuring Electric Youth (“A Real Hero”), and Riziero Ortolani featuring Katyna Ranieri (“Oh My Love”). Rolling Stone Magazine named Drive the No. 1 movie of 2011.

                            “One thing that was unique for me about this project was having songs exert such a strong influence on the score,” said Martinez. “That helped to create a unified, one-size-fits-all, style of soundtrack…the 80s electronic pop style made a lot of sense to me. I knew that Nicolas [Refn, director] was in love with that sound and I saw a way to acknowledge it with vintage synth sounds and cover most of the dramatic food groups while referencing that style.” 

                            This blending of score and song is the perfect vehicle for Cliff Martinez. Martinez moved to California in 1976, just in time for the punk movement. He had stints as drummer for the Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and Foetus frontman Jim Thirlwell, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dickies. He was also the drummer in the final incarnation of legendary iconoclasts Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.

                            This release features brand new liner notes written by the score’s composer Cliff Martinez, and by the film’s director Nicolas Winding Refn, along with stunning brand new artwork by Lakeshore Records Art Director John Bergin.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1 Nightcall - Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
                            2 Under Your Spell - Desire
                            3 A Real Hero (Feat. Electric Youth) - College & Electric Youth
                            4 Oh My Love (Feat. Katyna Ranieri) - Katyna Ranieri & Riz Ortolani
                            5 Tick Of The Clock - The Chromatics
                            6 Rubber Head - Cliff Martinez
                            7 I Drive - Cliff Martinez
                            8 He Had A Good Time - Cliff Martinez
                            9 They Broke His Pelvis - Cliff Martinez
                            10 Kick Your Teeth - Cliff Martinez
                            11 Where's The Deluxe Version? - Cliff Martinez
                            12 See You In Four - Cliff Martinez
                            13 After The Chase - Cliff Martinez
                            14 Hammer - Cliff Martinez
                            15 Wrong Floor - Cliff Martinez
                            16 Skull Crushing - Cliff Martinez
                            17 My Name On A Car - Cliff Martinez
                            18 On The Beach - Cliff Martinez
                            19 Bride Of Deluxe - Cliff Martinez

                            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 / Lee 'Scratch' Perry

                              King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces From The Upsetter Ark-ive)

                                Arguably the greatest Jamaican record producer of all time, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was instrumental in transforming the island’s national sound throughout the Sixties and Seventies, with his unique approach to music making pushing the music beyond previously perceived boundaries.

                                To mark the first anniversary of his passing, the very best of his work is showcased across a number of products, all of which effectively demonstrate why Perry was widely venerated figure for so long..



                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Matt says: Where to begin? If you need educating on one of the most important, revolutionary and innovative artists ever to have walked the Earth, then this is a great place to start. Credited as the forefather of dub - Perry's influence stretches far wider than Jamaica with much of dance music's techniques and technologies emerging and evolving from this maverick sound sorcerer.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Box Set Track List
                                LP1, Side 1
                                1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
                                3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
                                4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker & The Upsetters
                                5. Place Called Africa Aka A Place Called Africa - Junior Byles
                                6. All Africans Aka Don’t Cross The Nation (7” Mix) – Little Roy
                                7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
                                LP1, Side 2
                                1. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
                                2. Hot Tip - Prince Django
                                3. Jungle Lion (7” Mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
                                4. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
                                5. Hurt So Good (7” Mix) - Susan Cadogan
                                6. Bushweed Corntrash –Bunny & Ricky
                                LP2, Side 1
                                1. Three Blind Mice – Max Romeo
                                2. Three Times Three - King Tubby & The Upsetters
                                3. Sufferers Time – The Heptones
                                4. Sufferers Heights – Junior Dread
                                5. Roast Fish And Corn Bread (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                6. Sipple Out Deh Aka War In A Babylon (Jamaican Mix) – Max Romeo
                                LP2, Side 2
                                1. One Step Forward (12" Mix) – Max Romeo & Prince Jazzbo
                                2. Rise And Shine —Watty & Tony
                                3. Police And Thieves (12” Mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion
                                LP3, Side 1
                                1. Ethiopia Land – Peter & Paul Lewis
                                2. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry With The Full Experience
                                3. City Too Hot (7” Mix)- Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                4. Vibrate Onn (12” Mix) – Augustus Pablo
                                LP3, Side 2. Side 2
                                1. Rainy Night In Portland (12" Mx) - Watty Burnett
                                2. Garden Of Life – Leroy Sibbles
                                3. Sons Of Slaves (12” Mix) – Junior Delgado
                                LP4, Side 1
                                1. Roots Train (7” Mix) - Junior Murvin
                                2. History (7” Mix) - Carlton Jackson
                                3. Neckodememus Aka Nicodemus (7” Mix) – The Congos
                                4. Soul Fire (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                LP4, Side 2
                                1. One Drop – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                2. I Am A Madman (LP Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                3. Exodus (12” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                4. Jamaican E.T. (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                CD1. THE EARLY YEARS, 1968 - 1973
                                1. None Such Busted Me Bet (aka Sufferation – The Mellotones
                                2. A Place In The Sun – David Isaacs
                                3. Stanger On The Shore— Val Bennett & The Upsetters
                                4. Dollar In The Teeth - The Upsetters
                                5. Check Him Out – The Bleechers
                                6. Live Injection – The Upsetters
                                7. Prisoner Of Love – Dave Barker & The Upsetters
                                8. Clint Eastwood (7” Mix) – The Upsetters
                                9. Babyloose Burning Aka Babylon’s Burning – Maxie, Niney & Scratch
                                10. Give Me Power – The Stingers
                                11. This World - Milton Henry As King Medious
                                12. Lick The Pipe Peter Part 4 - Jah T
                                13. French Connection - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                14. Da Da - Junior Byles
                                15. Rasta Bandwagon - Max Romeo
                                16. Blackman Time - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                17. Bucky Skank – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                18. Cow Thief Skank – Charlie Ace & Lee Perry
                                19. Black IPA Aka Green Island - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                20. Dub Organizer – Dillinger & The Upsetters
                                21. News Flash - Leo Graham
                                22. Better Days – Carlton & The Shoes
                                23. Sick And Tired – Neville Grant
                                24. Rasta No Pickpocket
                                25. Black Candle - Leo Graham
                                CD2. BLACK ARK ADVENTURES PART 1 (1974 - 1976)
                                1. Doctor Demand – Leo Graham & Prince Jazzbo
                                2. Stay Dread – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                3. Herb Vendor – Leroy ’Horsemouth’ Wallace
                                4. Lady Lady – Cynty & The Monkees
                                5. Enter The Dragon (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                6. Public Jestering – Judge Winchester
                                7. Cane River Rock – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                8. Do It Baby (aka Nice And Easy) (7” Mix) – Susan Cadogan
                                9. The Long Way (7” Mix) – Junior Byles
                                10. Many Are Called Aka Yagga Yagga – The Unforgettables
                                11. Be Thankful (For What You’ve Got) – Bunny Scott
                                12. I Man Free – Watty Burnett
                                13. I Man Stand Still - Jimmy Riley
                                14. To Love Somebody – Bunny Scott
                                15. Sons Of Negus - Jimmy Riley
                                16. Down Here In Babylon – Brent Dowe
                                17. Big May – Bunny Scott
                                18. Babylon Deh Pon Fire –Truth, Fact & Correct
                                19. Natty Pass Through Rome - Prince Jazzbo
                                20. Back Wey – Fay Bennett
                                21. Fever / Influenza Version– Susan Cadogan & The Upsetters
                                22. White Belly Rat – Lee Perry
                                23. Fire Fe The Vatican – Max Romeo
                                24. Stop The War In A Babylon –James Boom
                                CD3. BLACK ARK ADVENTURES PART 2 (1976 - 1977)
                                1. I Shall Be Released – The Heptones & Jah Lion
                                2. A Wah Dat – Junior Dread
                                3. Take Warning - Ralph Haughton & Ebony Sisters
                                4. Four And Twenty Dreadlocks (7” Mix) - Evan Jones
                                5. Groovy Situation () – Keith Rowe
                                6. I Forgot To Be Your Lover (7” Mix) – George Faith
                                7. Voodooism – Leo Graham
                                8. At The Feast (Of The Passover) —The Congos
                                9. Wolf Out Deh – Shaumark & Robinson
                                10. Reggae Music - Hugo Blackwood & Alimantado
                                11. Open The Gate (7” Mix) – Watty Burnett
                                12. Vampire (7” Mix) – Devon Irons & Alimantado
                                13. Rasta Train - Raphael Green & Alimantado

                                CD4. BLACK ARK & BEYOND (1977 - 2002)

                                1. Bad Weed (12” Mix) - Junior Murvin

                                2. Bionic Rats (12” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                3. Know Love (12” Mix) - Twin Roots

                                4. Forward With The Orthodox - Mistic I

                                5. Big Neck Police - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                6. Green Bay Inquest - Lord Sassafrass & Debra Keese

                                7. Free Up The Prisoners (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                8. Home Guard - Michael Campbell (aka Mikey Dread)

                                9. Cross Over (7” Mix) - Junior Murvin +

                                10. Bafflin' Smoke Signal (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                11. Introducing Myself - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                12. For Whom The Bell Tolls (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                13. I’ll Take You There (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                2CD Track List
                                CD 1: THE EARLY YEARS, 1968 - 1976
                                1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
                                3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
                                4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker
                                5. Place Called Africa – Junior Byles
                                6. All Africans (7” Mix) – Little Roy +
                                7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
                                8. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
                                9. Bucky Skank – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                10. Jungle Lion (7” Mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
                                11. Hurt So Good (7” Mix) - Susan Cadogan
                                12. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
                                13. Three Blind Mice – Max Romeo
                                14. Three Times Three - King Tubby & The Upsetters
                                15. Sipple Out Deh (Ja. Mix) – Max Romeo
                                16. Roast Fish And Corn Bread (Ja. Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                CD 2: THE EARLY YEARS, 1976 & BEYOND
                                1. One Step Forward (Jamaican Mix) – Max Romeo
                                2. Ital Corner - Prince Jazzbo
                                3. Police And Thieves (12” Mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion *
                                4. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry With The Full Experience *
                                5. Vibrate Onn – Augustus Pablo
                                6. Natty Pass Through Rome - Prince Jazzbo
                                7. Fire Fe The Vatican (7” Mix) – Max Romeo
                                8. Roots Train (7” Mix) - Junior Murvin +
                                9. Open The Gate – Watty Burnett +
                                10. Soul Fire (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                11. Neckodememus (7” Mix) – The Congos
                                12. Sons Of Slaves (7” Mix) – Junior Delgado +
                                13. Bafflin' Smoke Signal (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry *
                                14. Stay Dread – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                15. One Drop – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                16. I Am A Madman – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                17. Exodus (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry +
                                18. Jamaican E.T. (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry +

                                2LP Tracklist
                                LP 1
                                Side 1:
                                1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
                                3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
                                4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker
                                5. Place Called Africa – Junior Byles
                                6. All Africans (7” Mix) – Little Roy +
                                7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
                                Side 2:
                                1. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
                                2. Hot Tip - Prince Django
                                3. Jungle Lion (7” Mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
                                4. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
                                5. Hurt So Good (7” Mix) - Susan Cadogan
                                6. Stay Dread – Lee “Scratch” Perry
                                7. Sipple Out Deh – Max Romeo
                                LP2
                                Side 1:
                                1. One Step Forward (Jamaican Mix) – Max Romeo
                                2. Police And Thieves (12” Mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion *
                                3. Sons Of Slaves – Junior Delgado
                                Side 2:
                                1. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry With The Full Experience *
                                2. Soul Fire (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                3. I Am Madman – Lee “Scratch” Perry
                                4. Exodus - Lee “Scratch” Perry
                                5. Jamaican ET - Lee “Scratch” Perry

                                * Previously Unreleased
                                + Previously Unreleased Digitally

                                Various Artists

                                "More Of That Frightful Oompty-Boompty Music" - A Spun Out Sampler, Part 1

                                Spun Out Agency present ‘More of that Frightful Oompty Boompty Music’, a compilation dedicated to the Guv’nor himself Mr Andrew Weatherall.

                                ‘More of that Frightful Oompty Boompty Music’ showcases a selection of the shining greatness from the agency’s roster. The Asphodells, Ruf Dug, Autarkic & Mehmet Aslan gift exclusive tracks which highlight the sublime acid, techno and house sound that Weatherall would have described as ‘oopmty-boompty’ music.

                                Spun Out is a London-based artist booking agency which has been run by Caroline Hayes for over 20 splendid years, that looked after the life and times of Andrew Weatherall alongside his partnership with Sean Johnston under their A Love From Outer Space moniker, and the likes of Optimo (Espacio), Ivan Smagghe, Josh Caffe, Man Power, Body Hammer, Kiara Scuro and many more artists, doing it differently.

                                Kicking off the A-side of the first record is Hardway Bros’ (aka Sean Johnston) previously unreleased remix of “We Are The Axis” by The Asphodells, the duo consisting of the Andrew Weatherall and former Battant member and Spun Out talent Timothy J. Fairplay. An energetic techno stomper with percussive rhythms, this exclusive remix offers the ideal tantalising dose to tease any dancefloor. The vocals and synth layers give it a punk rock approach, referencing the multi-genre essence of Weatherall’s taste in music.

                                Tel-Aviv-based Autarkic’s “Sleepover” closes the A-side with a chuggy lullaby, one that is certainly unsuitable for putting a baby to bed, given its intricate acid lines of total hypnosis. Following on the B-side is “Manctalo Banger”, a house bop by the Manchester-via-Ibiza computer game nerd and vinyl digger Ruf Dug, and “Shizowaves”, Turkish-born Basel-based Mehmet Aslan’s soulful touch to the compilation, bringing Middle-Eastern percussive melodies and catchy basslines.


                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Matt says: Any clubbers with a casual eye on social media will have seen the big announcements made by Spun Out this last week. Well here they back up their killer new DJ roster with a various artists 12" full original production talent. A UK agency & label we can get fully get behind.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1. The Asphodells - We Are The Axis (Hardway Bros Scrutton St Via Crucifix Lane Remix)
                                A2. Autarkic - Sleepover
                                B1. Ruf Dug - Manctalo Banger
                                B2. Mehmet Aslan - Shizowaves

                                The followup to Light In The Attic’s game-changing I Am The Center box set is finally here....

                                Three years in the making, The Microcosm: Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986 is the first major overview of key works from cosmically-taped in artists needing little introduction — Vangelis, Ash Ra Tempel, and Popol Vuh — and and unknown masterpieces by criminally overlooked heroes like Bernard Xolotl, Robert Julian Horky and Enno Velthuys...

                                Whereas I Am The Center called for a reconsideration of an entire maligned genre, The Microcosm requests nothing more than an open mind to consider this ambient, new age, neuzeit, prog, krautrock, cosmic, holistic stuff, whatever one calls it — as a pulsating movement unto itself, a mirror refracting the American new age scene in unexpected, electrifying ways, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt the universality of the timeless quest to express “the Ineffable” through music.

                                Drawing from major label budgets and homemade cassette distributed circumstances alike, The Microcosm demonstrates a depth of peace profound to behold, and clearly expands the boundaries. Lovingly conceived and lavishly presented by producer Douglas Mcgowan (Yoga Records) and liner notes contributor Jason Patrick Woodbury (Pitchfork, Aquarium Drunkard), The Microcosm features stunning cover paintings by Étienne Trouvelot, and labels by Finnish savant Aleksanda Ionowa.


                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Patrick says: Chakras fully aligned after their expansive introduction to America's new age movement, 'I Am The Center', Light In The Attic hop across the pond to explore the cosmic vibrations and healing frequencies of Europe's spirit guides. Floating through German kosmische, Italian ambient and prog Français, '(The Microcosm)' resonates deep within your soul, courses through your body and opens your mind wider than an orgonite overdose.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Vangelis - Creation Du Monde
                                2. Ralph Lundsten - Bön 5 - Förlåt Oss Våra Skulder (Prayer 5 - Forgive Us Our Debts)
                                3. Ash Ra Tempel - Le Sourire Volé
                                4. Popol Vuh - Brüder Des Schattens - Söhne Des Lichts (abridged)
                                5. Ariel Kalma - Orguitar Soir
                                6. Bernard Xolotl - Cometary Wailing (Valley Plateau)
                                7. Peter Michael Hamel - Einklang
                                8. Francesco Messina - Untitled
                                9. Roedelius - Wenn Der Südwind Weht
                                10. Deutsche Wertarbeit - Der Grosse Atem
                                11. Robert Julian Horky - Dance For A Warrior
                                12. Karl Schaffner & Lothar Grimm - Caravan
                                13. Suzanne Doucet & Christian Buehner - Shivas Dance
                                14. Enno Velthuys - Morning Glory
                                15. Deuter - Spirales
                                16. Gigi Masin - Ship Beetel 

                                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).

                                  Various Artists

                                  12 Compost Disco Years

                                    For the 12 years Compost Disco we providing a massive package of 15 exclusive, previously unreleased tracks. A brilliant cocktail of disco-ish tunes by Dimitri From Paris and DJ Rocca, AN-2, Mark E, Ed Lee, Manuel Tur, Chocolate Garage Production, Velmondo, Ron Deacon and some other suspect alter egos. Destined for the sunset crew, for the hip shaking, for the gym, for those, who are open minded with disco anyways, for more parties, last but not least for salvation.
                                    The variety range across the floor from boogie, italo, new wave, classic soulful, balearic, neo-disco, housey, downbeat, fusion, garage, to tech-disco. Tasty, hypnotizing and emotional.

                                    A big shout-out, respect and thanks goes to Benjamin Röder, who does all the fantastic artwork for the 25 Compost Disco releases. Well, more to come soon.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Chocolate Garage Productions - Rock
                                    2. Ed Lee - You Are The Star (Extended Dub) [feat. Allison David]
                                    3. AN-2 - Sunburnt
                                    4. Ed Lee - I Am Someone (Moodorama Mix) [feat. Allison David]
                                    5. Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca - The Compass Point
                                    6. Ron Deacon - Killersong
                                    7. Manuel Tur - S6 Hansaring
                                    8. Mark E - I'm Your Eversion
                                    9. Sharp 9 - Sped Up
                                    10. Chocolate Garage Productions - Disco (Ah Ha)
                                    11. Velmondo & Priorat - Out Of Here (feat. Jonny Spencer)
                                    12. Kovi - The Beginning Of A New End
                                    13. Imperial Porcelain - Tulip Moon
                                    14. Chocolate Garage Productions - I Like It
                                    15. Grosso Modo - New York Biscuit (Guitar Version)

                                    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

                                    14 Magnificos Bailables

                                      This sampler compiles 14 killer tropical tracks for the dance floor, all taken from the vaults of Peru's MAG records, including cumbias to descargas, boogaloo to salsa. The comp includes juicy Cuban songs like 'Mi Son Combinado', an outstanding original taken from the extremely scarce LP recorded by Cuba's finest Orquesta Revé for MAG in Lima, and the explosive guaracha 'Tin Marin' by Los Kintos, a group lead by guitarist Pancho Acosta. Also classic songs such as 'Arroz Con Coco' or 'Aprieta (Oye Como Va),' and obscure recordings like the stunning 'Ritmo Veregua' by Tito Chicoma.

                                      Various Artists

                                      1977 - The Year Punk Broke

                                        1977 – THE YEAR PUNK BROKE kickstarts what we hope will be a new year-based series of compilations, celebrating the explosion of a new British phenomenon in 1977.

                                        This triple-CD box set follows the success of the 4-CD compilation Action Time Vision (2016), documenting Punk on indie labels, and 2017’s Power Pop/New Wave set Harmony In My Head.

                                        Punk’s Year Zero was 1976. But very few Punk records were actually released that year. The most significant musical developments happened in 1977, with a burgeoning, self-supporting network of clubs, performers, fanzines, indie labels and distributors creating an unstoppable groundswell that would revolutionise UK music and have an enduring impact on pop culture.

                                        1977: THE YEAR PUNK BROKE reflects how a thrilling, controversial scene developed over those tumultuous twelve months. Joined by sympathetic but more experienced acts (Deaf School, Graham Parker, Motorhead, etc.), a welter of new, young bands created a sonic explosion, with sub-three minute adrenalin rushes of raw excitement.

                                        Many of the year’s major breakthrough acts and cult favourites are included, including The Jam, The Damned, The Boomtown Rats, Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, Generation X, Sham 69, The Only Ones, The Rezillos, Ultravox!, 999, X-Ray Spex, ATV, The Boys and The Vibrators.

                                        The older guard – variously labelled Pub Rock, New Wave or Art Rock – are represented by Doctors Of Madness, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Deaf School, The Tyla Gang, Graham Parker & The Rumour, The Gorillas, The Count Bishops, Radio Stars, Spider and Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias.

                                        Other key names include Motorhead (Lemmy’s new venture after splitting with Hawkwind, a metal band loved by punks) and The Heartbreakers, Johnny Thunders’ band who recorded in London. Also present are a host of obscure indie Punk 45s and other rarities.

                                        The deluxe clamshell package includes a weighty booklet full of illustrations, with a 15,000-word sleeve-note and band-by-band biographies by compiler David Wells.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        DISC ONE
                                        1. BOREDOM – Buzzcocks
                                        2. LONDON LADY – The Stranglers
                                        3. GATECRASHER – The Gorillas
                                        4. NEAT NEAT NEAT – The Damned
                                        5. CAPALDI’S CAFÉ – Deaf School
                                        6. BAD TIME – The Vibrators
                                        7. I DON’T CARE – The Boys
                                        8. AWAY FROM THE NUMBERS – The Jam
                                        9. BORN TO LOSE – The Heartbreakers
                                        10. THINKIN’ OF THE U.S.A. – Eater
                                        11. ON THE EDGE – The Outsiders
                                        12. SICK OF YOU – The Users
                                        13. YOU REALLY GOT ME – Chartreuse
                                        14. I WANNA BE FREE – The Rings
                                        15. MAN OF THE YEAR – Models
                                        16. PETER AND THE PETS – The Only Ones
                                        17. MOTORHEAD – Motorhead
                                        18. MONY MONY – Celia And The Mutations
                                        19. RUNNIN’ RIOT – Cock Sparrer
                                        20. I NEED YOU – The Count Bishops
                                        21. LET’S GO – Blitzkrieg Bop
                                        22. NAIVE – The Killjoys
                                        23. INCENDIARY DEVICE – Johnny Moped
                                        24. I WANNA BE YOUR MAN – The Rezillos
                                        25. NO RUSSIANS IN RUSSIA – Radio Stars
                                        26. FASCIST PIGS – The Nosebleeds
                                        27. JUBILEE ’77 – The Exile

                                        DISC TWO
                                        1. LOOKIN’ AFTER NO. 1- The Boomtown Rats
                                        2. WHOLE WIDE WORLD – Wreckless Eric
                                        3. I CAN’T COME – The Snivelling Shits
                                        4. WHERE HAVE ALL THE BOOT BOYS GONE – Slaughter & The Dogs
                                        5. FOR ADOLFS ONLY – The Valves
                                        6. BULLETIN – Doctors Of Madness
                                        7. DAY BY DAY – Generation X
                                        8. TELEVISION VIEWER – The Vacants
                                        9. KILL – Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias
                                        10. YOU CAN’T ROCK AND ROLL (IN A COUNCIL FLAT) – Puncture
                                        11. ENEMIES – Radiators From Space
                                        12. JUST WANT TO BE MYSELF (7” Version) – The Drones
                                        13. RED LONDON – Sham 69
                                        14. DERANGED DEMENTED AND FREE – P.V.C.2
                                        15. OH BONDAGE UP YOURS! – X-Ray Spex
                                        16. 2-4-6-8 MOTORWAY – Tom Robinson Band
                                        17. NASTY, NASTY – 999
                                        18. ROCKWROK – Ultravox!
                                        19. FAMILY PLANNING – The Depressions
                                        20. RADIO FUN – Zeros
                                        21. POOL HALL PUNKS – Tyla Gang
                                        22. KLEAN LIVING KIDS – The Stukas
                                        23. FREAK SHOW – The Lurkers
                                        24. HOLD MY HAND – Jerks
                                        25. BLEAK OUTLOOK – The Unwanted
                                        26. BLOOD ON THE WALL – Some Chicken
                                        27. INSANE SOCIETY – Menace
                                        28. DRAB CITY – The Features
                                        29. BACK TO THE WALL – Spider
                                        30. JUST ANOTHER TEENAGE ANTHEM – New Hearts
                                        31. (YOU KEEP ON TELLIN’ ME) LIES – The Pleasers

                                        DISC THREE
                                        1. INNOCENTS – John Cooper Clarke
                                        2. HOW MUCH LONGER – Alternative TV
                                        3. SHE MADE MAGIC – The Wasps
                                        4. REGULATIONS – Neon Hearts
                                        5. NEW YORK SHUFFLE – Graham Parker & The Rumour
                                        6. TRASH – The Doll
                                        7. AIN’T NO LEGEND – Maniacs
                                        8. IN MY LOVE FOR YOU – Satan’s Rats
                                        9. POLICE CAR – Larry Wallis
                                        10. QUIT THIS TOWN – Eddie & The Hot Rods
                                        11. DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS – The Now
                                        12. HIGH RISE LIVING – Chelsea
                                        13. ARABS IN ‘ARRODS – Art Attacks
                                        14. PRIORITIES – Trash
                                        15. DYNAMO – The Method
                                        16. NAIVE – Public Zone
                                        17. JAILBAIT – Left Hand Drive
                                        18. RIPPED AND TORN – Swell Maps
                                        19. I CAN SEE YOU – Acme Sewage Co.
                                        20. FIRST MISTAKE – The Rats
                                        21. NATTY PUNKO – Brainiac Five
                                        22. DEFIANT POSE – The Cortinas
                                        23. HELP I’M TRAPPED – The Carpettes
                                        24. TELL ME THE TRUTH (Live At The Vortex) – NEO
                                        25. RAPED – Raped
                                        26. FLIES – Fruit Eating Bears
                                        27. RU12 – Hobbies Of Today
                                        28. LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE – Drug Squad
                                        29. I’M A PUNK – Norman And The Hooligans

                                        Various Artists

                                        1977: The Year Punk Broke

                                          '1977: The Year Punk Broke' kickstarts what we hope will be a new year-based series of compilations, celebrating the explosion of a new British phenomenon in 1977. This triple-CD box set follows the success of the 4-CD compilation Action Time Vision (2016), documenting Punk on indie labels, and 2017’s Power Pop/New Wave set Harmony In My Head. Punk’s Year Zero was 1976. But very few Punk records were actually released that year. The most significant musical developments happened in 1977, with a burgeoning, self-supporting network of clubs, performers, fanzines, indie labels and distributors creating an unstoppable groundswell that would revolutionise UK music and have an enduring impact on pop culture. '1977: The Year Punk Broke' reflects how a thrilling, controversial scene developed over those tumultuous twelve months. Joined by sympathetic but more experienced acts (Deaf School, Graham Parker, Motorhead, etc.), a welter of new, young bands created a sonic explosion, with sub-three minute adrenalin rushes of raw excitement.

                                          Many of the year’s major breakthrough acts and cult favourites are included, including The Jam, The Damned, The Boomtown Rats, Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, Generation X, Sham 69, The Only Ones, The Rezillos, Ultravox!, 999, X-Ray Spex, ATV, The Boys and The Vibrators. The older guard – variously labelled Pub Rock, New Wave or Art Rock – are represented by Doctors Of Madness, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Deaf School, The Tyla Gang, Graham Parker & The Rumour, The Gorillas, The Count Bishops, Radio Stars, Spider and Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias. Other key names include Motorhead (Lemmy’s new venture after splitting with Hawkwind, a metal band loved by punks) and The Heartbreakers, Johnny Thunders’ band who recorded in London. Also present are a host of obscure indie Punk 45s and other rarities. The deluxe clamshell package includes a weighty booklet full of illustrations, with a 15,000-word sleeve-note and band-by-band biographies by compiler David Wells.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Disc One
                                          1. Boredom – Buzzcocks
                                          2. London Lady – The Stranglers
                                          3. Gatecrasher – The Gorillas
                                          4. Neat Neat Neat – The Damned
                                          5. Capaldi’s Café – Deaf School
                                          6. Bad Time – The Vibrators
                                          7. I Don’t Care – The Boys
                                          8. Away From The Numbers – The Jam
                                          9. Born To Lose – The Heartbreakers
                                          10. Thinkin’ Of The U.S.A. – Eater
                                          11. On The Edge – The Outsiders
                                          12. Sick Of You – The Users
                                          13. You Really Got Me – Chartreuse
                                          14. I Wanna Be Free – The Rings
                                          15. Man Of The Year – Models
                                          16. Peter And The Pets – The Only Ones
                                          17. Motorhead – Motorhead
                                          18. Mony Mony – Celia And The Mutations
                                          19. Runnin’ Riot – Cock Sparrer
                                          20. I Need You – The Count Bishops
                                          21. Let’s Go – Blitzkrieg Bop
                                          22. Naive – The Killjoys
                                          23. Incendiary Device – Johnny Moped
                                          24. I Wanna Be Your Man – The Rezillos
                                          25. No Russians In Russia – Radio Stars
                                          26. Fascist Pigs – The Nosebleeds
                                          27. Jubilee ’77 – The Exile

                                          Disc Two
                                          1. Lookin’ After No. 1- The Boomtown Rats
                                          2. Whole Wide World – Wreckless Eric
                                          3. I Can’t Come – The Snivelling Shits
                                          4. Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone – Slaughter & The Dogs
                                          5. For Adolfs Only – The Valves
                                          6. Bulletin – Doctors Of Madness
                                          7. Day By Day – Generation X
                                          8. Television Viewer – The Vacants
                                          9. Kill – Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias
                                          10. You Can’t Rock And Roll (In A Council Flat) – Puncture
                                          11. Enemies – Radiators From Space
                                          12. Just Want To Be Myself (7” Version) – The Drones
                                          13. Red London – Sham 69
                                          14. Deranged Demented And Free – P.V.C.2
                                          15. Oh Bondage Up Yours! – X-Ray Spex
                                          16. 2-4-6-8 Motorway – Tom Robinson Band
                                          17. Nasty, Nasty – 999
                                          18. Rockwrok – Ultravox!
                                          19. Family Planning – The Depressions
                                          20. Radio Fun – Zeros
                                          21. Pool Hall Punks – Tyla Gang
                                          22. Klean Living Kids – The Stukas
                                          23. Freak Show – The Lurkers
                                          24. Hold My Hand – Jerks
                                          25. Bleak Outlook – The Unwanted
                                          26. Blood On The Wall – Some Chicken
                                          27. Insane Society – Menace
                                          28. Drab City – The Features
                                          29. Back To The Wall – Spider
                                          30. Just Another Teenage Anthem – New Hearts
                                          31. (You Keep On Tellin’ Me) Lies – The Pleasers

                                          Disc Three
                                          1. Innocents – John Cooper Clarke
                                          2. How Much Longer – Alternative TV
                                          3. She Made Magic – The Wasps
                                          4. Regulations – Neon Hearts
                                          5. New York Shuffle – Graham Parker & The Rumour
                                          6. Trash – The Doll
                                          7. Ain’t No Legend – Maniacs
                                          8. In My Love For You – Satan’s Rats
                                          9. Police Car – Larry Wallis
                                          10. Quit This Town – Eddie & The Hot Rods
                                          11. Development Corporations – The Now
                                          12. High Rise Living – Chelsea
                                          13. Arabs In ‘Arrods – Art Attacks
                                          14. Priorities – Trash
                                          15. Dynamo – The Method
                                          16. Naive – Public Zone
                                          17. Jailbait – Left Hand Drive
                                          18. Ripped And Torn – Swell Maps
                                          19. I Can See You – Acme Sewage Co.
                                          20. First Mistake – The Rats
                                          21. Natty Punko – Brainiac Five
                                          22. Defiant Pose – The Cortinas
                                          23. Help I’m Trapped – The Carpettes
                                          24. Tell Me The Truth (Live At The Vortex) – Neo
                                          25. Raped – Raped
                                          26. Flies – Fruit Eating Bears
                                          27. Ru12 – Hobbies Of Today
                                          28. Left Right And Centre – Drug Squad
                                          29. I’m A Punk – Norman And The Hooligans

                                          Various Artists

                                          1991: The Year Punk Broke

                                            2011 marks the 20th Anniversary of '1991: The Year Punk Broke', a pivotal film centred around the lives and experiences of avant-garde music pioneers Sonic Youth during their 1991 European club and festival tour. The film documents their headline tour as they introduced a new breed of bands who were all on the verge of taking on the world and forever changing the course of music.

                                            Featuring Nirvana, The Ramones, Dinosaur Jr., Babes In Toyland and Gumball. It was filmed just prior to the release of Nirvana's 'Nevermind' in 1991 - includes the last footage of Nirvana before the band's meteoric success. Including them performing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit','Polly', 'Negative Creep' and a very rare and unseen performance of 'In Bloom'.

                                            Packed with 65 minutes of unseen bonus material.

                                            All footage has been fully restored with audio re-synced and re-mastered in uncompressed PCM stereo.

                                            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.

                                              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
                                                Quartered
                                                Pinch & Trim - That Wasn't It
                                                Daniel Avery - Whilst We've Got
                                                Metal In Our Blood
                                                Mantra - Embers
                                                B.Traits - Mameya
                                                Groove Armada - Wesley
                                                Nightshade
                                                UNKLE - Catch Me When I Fall
                                                (fabric Club Mix)

                                                Various Artists

                                                24 Hour Party People

                                                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

                                                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 Crushing Glow Volume 2 - Compiled By Matt Sewell

                                                    Celebrated UK illustrator & discerning musical globetrotter Matt Sewell has curated & beautifully illustrated this second musical volume. 14 Tracks which take us on an alchemic & singular cosmic journey through sound & vision!

                                                    Obscure pastoral 60s psyche opens proceedings via Philamore Lincoln and Alameda, the perfect tracks for lying in meadows looking up at blue skies whilst tripping on LSD. Juggy D quickly injects some Punjabi rainbows into the mix; accentuating our trip and taking our minds across the globe before esteemed ambient guitarist Mark McGuire deploys a perfectly timed bliss-out for the first part of our journey.

                                                    Side B sees the first forays into electronic rhythms, Manchester hero Ruf Dug getting all 4:20 with the stoned grooves of "Elephant Skank". Four Trees continue the electronic revelry with an out-there piece of kraut sequences supplemented by live drums. Then it's the turn of downbeat legends Prefuse 73 to stimulate us with highly advanced synthesis, glitches and mellifluous songwriting. The sequencing and curation by Matt already perfectly highlighted across this first disc.

                                                    More spiritual Indian vibes return on disc 2: the Ganesh-inspired, Sitar-accompanied hymn "Devinamam" by Amme Bhaghavathi-Devalakshmi alligning our chakras in time and taking us ever closer to Samadhi. Again, the symbiosis of human and machine is celebrated, with Farbror Resande Mac becoming one with his synthesizers on "Monoverse" before Allesandro Allesandroni provides a brief but captivating interlude of plucked devine sensuality via their track "Aliante Giallo". Broadcast's "Echo's Answer" is a deeply personal lullaby that whisper into our ears the closure of side C.

                                                    David Darling channels African township vocals on "Pis Lai" - mixing the melancholic with the uplifting in ways that only tribes from the Great Continent seem to muster. Bruice Langhorne sends out signals from the lighthouse, slowly pulling us out of our psychedelic revelry as penultimate track "Ending" signifies; before Phil France gently caresses our ears into a post-peak-experience slumber; the trip complete; we're both mentally rejuvenated yet physically tired. A good sleep on the cards with New Beginnings that follow.

                                                    A truly healing and transportive compilation, incredibly well sequenced and the ultimate companion for astral travelling. You won't want to get up and flip the records over! Highly recommended.



                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Side A:
                                                    1 Philamore Lincoln - Plains Of Delight
                                                    2 Laurel - Alameda
                                                    3 Akheer-Juggy D
                                                    4 Mark McGuire - In Search Of The Miraculous
                                                    Side B
                                                    1 Ruf Dug-Elephant Skank
                                                    2 Four Trees-Telemetry
                                                    3 Prefuse 73-It Never Entered
                                                    Side C
                                                    1 Amme Bhaghavathi-Devalakshmi - Devinamam
                                                    2 Monoverse-Farbror Resande Mac
                                                    3 Allesandro Allesandroni-Aliante Giallo
                                                    4 Broadcast-Echo's Answer
                                                    Side D
                                                    1 David Darling-Pis Lai
                                                    2 Bruce Langhorne-Ending
                                                    3 Phil France-Phil France 

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    A Damaged Christmas Gift For You

                                                      At long last! Finally on vinyl! Can Fifteen Great Christmas Songs be collected together on one lovely 12-inch vinyl disc featuring bands and artists from the Damaged Goods archives? …you betcha bottom dollar they can! Each song has been recorded with the Christmas spirit in full flow and we’d guess the odd mince pie was consumed along the way as well. The full-on Christmas feeling that is flowing through these wonderful tracks is a joy to behold and we implore you to not just read these sleeve notes but to go crimble-crumble-crazy and actually buy this record and treasure it, not only this year but for many years to come.

                                                      We are very proud to have put this album together as Christmas is our favourite time of the year. We love the feeling at special Christmas gigs - the over-inflated people and prices of things and the way everyone just has to go out and drink as much as they possibly can in the name of the good old lord Jesus. We did this for you, and only for you because we really, really care and want to share the joy that only Damaged Goods Records can bring you at this special time of the year. So enjoy some great music from the likes of Will Billy Childish, Miss Holly Golightly, Helen Love, Goldblade & Poly Styrene, The Courettes and so many more and remember, this LP is not just for Christmas it’s for LIFE! Ian Damaged

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1/Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire – Christmas 1979 2/The Courettes – Christmas (I Can Hardly Wait)
                                                      3/Holly Golightly – Christmas Tree On Fire
                                                      4/Helen Love – Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight)
                                                      5/Cuckooland – Silver Bells
                                                      6/Wat Tyler – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
                                                      7/Thee Headcoatees – Santa Claus
                                                      8/Severe – Stop The Cavalry
                                                      9/Goldblade Feat. Poly Styrene – City Of Christmas Ghosts
                                                      10/Holly Golightly And The Greenhornes – Little Stars
                                                      11/Cute Lepers – The Cute Lepers Christmas Song
                                                      12/TV Smith – Xmas Bloody Xmas 13

                                                      We started First Word Records in late 2003. The core team is based in London, but our roster is comprised of artists from all over the globe. As we look ahead to our 20th anniversary, and hit our 200th release, this EP is a collaborative effort from some of our current artists.

                                                      As a label, we've often championed musicians that create sounds that fall within the cracks of more defined-genres. Our aim has always been to highlight unique talent where we find it, and ultimately find things we deem worthy of inclusion in the great mixtape of life! Quite often the links may not seem apparent, but we feel blessed to have been able to slowly build a family of artists that not only have great respect for each other, but will quite often collaborate together without any prompts from us. This collection of music is a series of examples of that. 'A Family Affair'.

                                                      For this vinyl EP, there is a heavy dancefloor vibe, with four tracks that nestle within the realms of broken beat.

                                                      Following her debut EP 'Light It Again' for us in late 2020, Allysha Joy's track 'Better' is re-visited by the don Kaidi Tatham, who reworks the track in his own inimitable way; starting on a half-tempo neo-soul vein, before switching to his trademark fusion of bruk, boogie and jazz mid-way.

                                                      After a lengthy absence we're delighted to welcome back Quiet Dawn and Sarah Williams White, with a collaborative piece between the two entitled 'One By One'. You can expect longer projects from them both later in the year, but here's a little vibe to wet your whistle. This, the 'Bruk It' version doing exactly what it says on the tin.

                                                      On the flipside, we have a delicious rub of Takuya Kuroda's 'Fade' featuring the vocals of Corey King and taken from Takuya's highly-acclaimed LP 'Fly Moon Die Soon'. The remix work on this one courtesy of a killer combo in their own rights, KEARL aka Earl Jeffers (Darkhouse Family) and K15 (Profusion).

                                                      Speaking of K15, this EP closes out with his interpretation of Teotima's 'But I Can't' originally from their 2019 album 'Weightless'. Taking elements of the original vocal from Ellie Rose Rusbridge, K15 transforms this one into a dreamy boogie-tinged groove - previously supported by Mary Anne Hobbs and the like.

                                                      Two of these tracks have never been available on vinyl before, whilst the other two are brand new tracks being released for the first time on any format.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Allysha Joy - Better (Kaidi Tatham Remix)
                                                      2. Quiet Dawn & Sarah Williams White - One By One (Bruk It Version)
                                                      3. Takuya Kuroda - Fade (KEARL Remix)
                                                      4. Teotima - But I Can't (K15 Remix)

                                                      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

                                                        The first instalment in Big Love’s "A Touch Of Love" series brings together some of the label’s latest & lovelist grooves for house heads across the globe. House pioneer & Chicago don Mike Dunn graces us with "It’s A Groove Thang"; a stripped back disco jam featuring his familiar spoken-word narration and Windy City drawl guiding the groove as the bass pumps on. "Disco Dreams" sees label head-honcho Seamus Haji bring his own funk-fuelled delivery to the label. The record transports you to the heavenly land of disco with euphoric strings, dazzling builds and nostalgic vocals from Mike Dunn in his own inimitable style. The flip features Nigel Lowis’ Soul City Connection project with "Brotherly Love", firmly rooted in the Philadelphia sound of the 70’s with a lavish strings and brass driven arrangement. One of Chicago’s most revered DJ’s, Jamie 3:26 and Rotterdam producer Danou P step up for remix duties. They expertly soak the record in disco and funk influences, delivering their 'South Street Soul Strut Mix' alongside Nigel’s original. Killer stuff - don't sleep.

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        Matt says: Pick of the week purely 'cos of that opening track by Mike Dunn. House DJs: I couldn't think of a better opening track for your set this weekend!

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1. Mike Dunn - It's A Groove Thang (Black Glitter LB MixX)
                                                        A2. Seamus Haji Ft. Mike Dunn - Disco Dreams
                                                        AA1. Nigel Lowis Presents Soul City Connection - Brotherly Love (Jamie 3:26 & Danou P South Street Soul Strut Version)
                                                        AA2. Nigel Lowis Presents Soul City Connection - Brotherly Love

                                                        Big Love boss Seamus Haji commits four of the label’s latest cuts to wax for the second edition of ‘A Touch Of Love’. Kicking off the A-Side, Dirty Channels’ dreamy disco cut ‘Let Love In’ sets the tone, soul-steeped with a heavy dose of funk. Up next, Seamus’ remix of Brazilian house legend DJ Meme ‘I Can’t Get You (Out Of My Mind)’ follows, a silky down-tempo cut with flawless composition. On the flip, Boston singer-songwriter Saucy Lady delivers ‘Reunite Under Starlight’, exuding confidence and sensuality on the 70s inspired cut. Finally, Razor-N-Tape boss JKriv closes out the EP with ‘Not That Serious’ featuring Angela Johnson, a soulful and uplifting dancefloor track that’s an authentic slice of disco goodness.

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        Matt says: House record of the week for each of its two current EPs, Big Love looks set to be a label to watch for house heads as they deliver another sick four track v/a EP.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1. Dirty Channels Ft. Debbie Jacobs - Let Love In
                                                        A2. DJ Meme - I Can't Get You (Out Of My Mind) (Seamus Haji Remix)
                                                        AA1. Saucy Lady - Reunite Under Starlight
                                                        AA2. JKriv Ft. Angela Johnson - Not That Serious

                                                        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.

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            A-Square (Of Course) (Black Friday 2018)



                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Look What You're Doing (To Me Baby) - The Rationals
                                                              A2. Get The Picture - The Scot Richard Case
                                                              A3. Love To Love - The Thyme
                                                              A4. I Need You - The Rationals
                                                              A5. Listen My Girl - The Bossmen
                                                              A6. Stranded In The Jungle - The Apostles
                                                              A7. Someday - The Rationals
                                                              B1. I?m A Man - The Prime Movers
                                                              B2. Midnight To Six Man - The Scot Richard Case
                                                              B3. Leaving Here - The Rationals
                                                              B4. Easy Way Out - The Bossmen
                                                              B5. Tired Of Waiting For You - The Apostles
                                                              B6. Who Is That Girl - The Scot Richard Case
                                                              B7. Time Of The Season - The Thyme
                                                              C1. Looking At You - The MC5
                                                              C2. Can't Find The Key - Stoney & The Jagged Edge
                                                              C3. Somehow - The Thyme
                                                              C4. I'm So Glad - The Scot Richard Case
                                                              C5. I Need You - The Rationals
                                                              D1. Rainbows - Stoney & The Jagged Edge
                                                              D2. Get Down - Half-Life
                                                              D3. Borderline - The MC5
                                                              D4. Just Like An Aborigine - The Up
                                                              D5. Mystery Man - Dick Wagner & The Frost

                                                               From from Africa Seven’s mighty A7 Edits label. Their sought-after official edit series takes in three more obscure Afro-disco gems from Africa Seven’s extensive vaults, reworking them for the modern dance floor.

                                                              For their 5th release, Monologues Records and Sterns Edits head Ben Gomori kicks things off, working his magic on Oby Onyioha’s Nigerian disco boogie bomb ‘Enjoy Your Life’ giving it a heavyweight club makeover.

                                                              Next up, Isle of Jura bossman, Kevin Griffiths aka Jura Soundsystem gives the Togolese tastiness of Afia Mala - ‘Koma’ some Balearic dub loving.

                                                              Last stop on the journey, D Tourn, gives Eko’s Cameroon slice of sunshine, ‘Bowa Nga Ngebe’ from the 1979 Funky Disco Music album, a delectable dance floor edit.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life (Ben Gomori's New Lease Of Life Edit)
                                                              B1. Afia Mala - Koma (Jura Soundsystem Dub)
                                                              B2. Eko - Bowa Nga Ngebe (D Tourn 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.

                                                                    Tracklisting
                                                                    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

                                                                        African Rare Groove: Rare Funky Songs From Africa

                                                                          A journey in the heart of Nigerian afrobeat from Orlando Julius to the ethnojazz of Alemayèhu Eshèté passing by the High-life of the Ghanaian Ebo Taylor. Yet another brilliantly dynamic and stylistically varied selection from Wagram, hitting the high notes and providing even the most well versed of rare groove fans with something to get stuck into. And all at a bargain price for a double LP. Wagram do it again!

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Ebo Taylor - Amponsah
                                                                          A2. Moussa Doumbia - Keleya
                                                                          A3. Amadou Balaké - Super Bar Konon Mousso
                                                                          A4. Mangue Kondé & Les 5 Consuls - Pop Kondé
                                                                          A5. Manu Dibango - The Panther
                                                                          B1. Peter King - Ajo
                                                                          B2. Itadi - Ayala
                                                                          B3. Marumo - Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae
                                                                          B4. Apples - Mind Twister
                                                                          B5. The Wings - Gone With The Sun
                                                                          C1. Kelenkye Band - Jungle Music
                                                                          C2. Super Elcados - Get Up And Do It Good
                                                                          C3. The Apagya Showband - Kwaku Ananse
                                                                          C4. Orlando Julius Feat. Ashiko - Get The Funk
                                                                          C5. Alemayèhu Eshèté Feat. Hirut Bèqèlè - Temeles
                                                                          D1. Livy Ekemezie - Friday Night
                                                                          D2. Willy Nfor - Boogie Down In Africa
                                                                          D3. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - Agboju Logun (Mr Bongo 7" Edit)
                                                                          D4. Soul Brothers - Bayeza
                                                                          D5. Teaspoon & The Waves - Oh Yeh Soweto

                                                                          Whilst the continents contribution to the global funk, boogie and disco canon has been well documented for decades, the strong presence of rock and psychedelia in 1970's African music has been a more slowly evolving story over the years.

                                                                          Pockets of young Africans, turned on by Hendrix, the Doors, Santana and more, started to add heavy guitar riffs to rumbling, ever present funk, and built an afro psych scene that is still turning up gems to this day.

                                                                          With Lagos an epicenter for the emergent scene, in 1972, local headquartered label Afrodisia was born near to the eye of the storm, and provides many of the tracks on this latest attempt to capture a bit of afro-psych magick.

                                                                          Iconic Lagos twins The Lijadu Sisters' 'Bayi L'ense' (1977) opens proceedings in LP defining style : the Yoruba vocals, pattering percussion and cooly strutting funk bassline are eventually joined by soaring, scything fuzz guitar, and we're off on a six and half minute head journey.

                                                                          From there, tempo's and moods shift throughout. The Oriental Brothers International free-wheeling 'Tax Drive' is underpinned by tight playing and insistent grooves; Saxon Lee and the Shadows International combine James Brown style brass with what sounds like long, improv'd hammond sections across the near 10 minutes of 'Mind Your Business'.

                                                                          Gears are quickly shifted as Warhead Constriction get straight up heavy on Graceful Bird, and Aura easily integrate early synth work outs on Ariya (at about the same time Kraftwerk were starting to hit wider audiences, 1976). Celestin Nyam's 'Mbembe' takes no prisoners, as free jazz sax workouts, horns, hammonds AND squalling Hendrix style guitar riffs all make welcome appearances, before Christie Azumah And The Uppers International, again combine deep funk with hammonds, choppy guitars and insistent vocals on 'Aja Wondo'.

                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Matt says: Hard funkin' afro-psyche, deliciously obscure and painfully grooving! Reminds me of those Analog Africa records we used to get in. There's not a duff track on the record!

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. The Lijadu Sisters - Bayi L'ense
                                                                          2. Oriental Brothers International - Tax Drive
                                                                          3. Bunzu Soundz - Bokonor
                                                                          4. Saxon Lee And The Shadows International - Mind Your Business
                                                                          5. War-Head Constriction - Graceful Bird
                                                                          6. Lucas Tala - Moghie Nu Te Eka Tse Mu
                                                                          7. Aura (Aspiritual Emanation) - Ariya
                                                                          8. Celestin Nyam - M'bembe (feat. Voices Of Darkness)
                                                                          9. Christie Azumah And The Uppers International - Aja Wondo

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Afro Rythms Vol 2: Singles & Remixes 2009-2017

                                                                          Comet Records presents “Afro Rhythms Vol. 2”, the first repress of Comet’s singles and remixes from 2009 – 2017. It’s a stellar lineup kicking off with Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer’s remix of Tony Allen’s “African Man"; a seminal slice of modern afrobeat-meets-ethereal techno that’ll busy dancefloors and excite patrons across the globe. Allen returns with “Afrodiscobeat” later, remixed by Africaine 808 and containing twerking synth licks, frisky horn section and skippy, afro-centric groove.

                                                                          Classic Afro blues vocals are paired against a elastic soundbed and riotous house drums on Jeff Sharel’s remix of “Cotton Field” – an unstoppably incendiary track that’ll ignite any party. Krazy Baldhead deploys some tastefully sub tones and swirling sirens to “Awakening”, a producer’s-own refix of the band Donso.

                                                                          The record’s a proper tour de force of both musicianship in the songs’ original source material and electronic production prowess by the remixers involved, who elevate these timeless track into a world of nightclub excess. A truly great release. 


                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Matt says: I'm a dock-off Theo P fan but hilariously that was my LEAST favourite of the tracks here. Maybe it says summat about the quality of the others Idunno? But I implore you to find a better modern afrobeat jam than the Africaine 808 rework of Tony Allen, or the RV & ML remix of "African Man". Unmissable!

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Tony Allen - African Man (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Remix)
                                                                          Brighter Nights - Cotton’s Field (Jeff Sharel Minimal Edit)
                                                                          Theo Parrish, Tony Allen & Eska - Day Like This (Molo Remix)
                                                                          Donso - Awakening (Krazy Baldhead Remix)
                                                                          Tony Allen - Afrodiscobeat (Africaine 808 Rework)

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Afrosound Of Colombia Vol 3

                                                                            It's been a few years, but Vampisoul is back with the next instalment of Colombian tropical bangers from the deep vaults of Discos Fuentes.

                                                                            "Afrosound 3" comprises an outstanding selection of 26 hard-to find-tracks, many reissued for the first time, covering a wide array of Afro-rooted genres, with an stronger focus on the music's folkloric origins than in previous volumes, featuring recordings by the likes of Michi Sarmiento, Wganda Kenya, The Latin Brothers, Los Corraleros De Majagual, Peregoyo…

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            After Dark 3

                                                                              Seemingly on a mission to remind me of my advancing years, Italians Do It Better began the sales notes for the third volume of their exceptional label samplers "After Dark" by noting that they release them every seven years. So, though a lot has changed since my 21 year old self picked the first volume up from this very store, the unquestionable quality of the label remains very much unchallenged. Produced by Johnny Jewel, ‘After Dark 3’ features label mainstays Desire, Chromatics, Farah & introduces fresh blood from around the globe. A glimpse beyond the curtain, into what the new year sounds like for Italians Do It Better. In the tradition of our spaced out cinema disco, we present After Dark 3...The wallpaper of your dreams & the stardust of the future.

                                                                              Strap in and blast off for a pleasure ride from the neon and drizzle of 80s NYC, through the glitz and camp of the electroclash era, right up to the modern club cuts inspired by Italo. 

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Desire - Boy
                                                                              2. Orion - Higher
                                                                              3. Johnny Jewel - Surgery (Feat. Glüme)
                                                                              4. Double Mixte - Chambre 48 (Feat. Desire)
                                                                              5. Farah - Boyz R Bad
                                                                              6. Chromatics - TOY (ATRIP Remix)
                                                                              7. Love Object - Holodnoe Solnce
                                                                              8. Joon - Cruel Summer
                                                                              9. Glüme - Don't @ Me
                                                                              10. MOTHERMARY - Resurrection
                                                                              11. Orion - Space Girl
                                                                              12. Guy Gerber - Cameo
                                                                              13. Causeway - We Were Never Lost
                                                                              14. Club Intl - Crush
                                                                              15. Double Mixte - Tirage En Croix
                                                                              16. Joon - Worse Things Than Feeling Lonely
                                                                              17. Pink Gloves - Fading Stars (Johnny Jewel Remix)
                                                                              18. Chromatics - Endless Sleep

                                                                              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

                                                                                  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.

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      Allen Ginsburg: The Fall Of America

                                                                                        Various artists musically interpret poems from "The Fall of America: Poems of these States 1965-1971" on this 50th Anniversary Tribute to Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America. Featuring Yo La Tengo, Shintaro Sakamoto, Angelique Kidjo, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Devendra Banhart, Bill Frisell, Andrew Bird and more, with the original voice recordings of Ginsberg on many tracks.

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        Aloha Got Soul - Soul, AOR & Disco In Hawaii 1979 - 1985

                                                                                          ‘Aloha Got Soul’ encompasses a vibrant era of contemporary music made in Hawai’i during the 1970s to the mid-1980s as jazz, rock, funk, disco and R&B co-existed alongside Hawaiian folk music. Hawai’i’s identity had undergone huge change: statehood into America in ‘59 and the Vietnam War were the backdrop as Hawai’i’s youth found inspiration in a new wave of international music led initially by The Beatles and Stones and, later, by US R&B bands like Earth Wind & Fire and Tower Of Power. Garage bands flourished during the ‘60s and, by the ‘70s, live music was at its peak.

                                                                                          For the ‘70s generation of artists, some came through the talent contest ‘Home Grown’ and its accompanying compilation LP. Singer Nohelani Cypriano won it with her instant radio hit, ‘Lihue’. Other winning songs, like Marvin Franklin’s soul surfer jam ‘Kona Winds’, burned more slowly but have endured with DJs today. Many records also packed a powerful message. In 1978, Hawaiian was made the official state language and a huge movement arose to revive hula and traditional music. Steve & Teresa’s ‘Kaho’olawe Song’ longs for an island long gone: the US military had used Kaho’olawe as a bombing range since Pearl Harbor. Nohelani Cypriano sang about the once sleepy town of Kailua, now a popular tourist destination: “Kailua needs no high-rise with her blue skies, not for our eyes. Can you realize?” Leading Hawaiian artists like Aura, Mike Lundy and keyboardist Kirk Thompson’s Lemuria took time in high quality facilities like Broad Recording Studio to make albums. Others grabbed studio time when they could: Tender Leaf’s Murray Compoc worked for the city bus by day and recorded an album during night sessions. Other albums were spontaneous. In 1983, Steve Maii & Teresa Bright recorded an acoustic set in just 3 hours after being invited to a studio following a gig.

                                                                                          For the artists of the ‘70s, the climate for music changed rapidly during the mid- ‘80s as DJ culture grew and live venues shut down. Hawai’i’s R&B era shone brightly and relatively briefly but, despite brilliant musicians, regular gigs and LP releases, most of the music barely made it to the mainland. Thanks largely to Aloha Got Soul’s Roger Bong, a new interest in this fertile era of Hawaiian music has grown, culminating in this new compilation of overlooked gems. ‘Aloha Got Soul’ is compiled and annotated by Bong and features rare photos and original artwork.


                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Tender Leaf - Countryside Beauty
                                                                                          2. Aura - Yesterday's Love
                                                                                          3. Aina - Your Light
                                                                                          4. Lemuria - Get That Happy Feeling (Instrumental)
                                                                                          5. Roy & Roe - Just Don't Come Back
                                                                                          6. Hawaii - Lady Of My Heart
                                                                                          7. Hal Bradbury - Call Me
                                                                                          8. Mike Lundy - Love One Another
                                                                                          9. Nova - I Feel Like Getting Down
                                                                                          10. Nohelani Cypriano - O'Kailua
                                                                                          11. Brother Noland - Kawaihae
                                                                                          12. Marvin Franklin With Kimo And The Guys - Kona Winds
                                                                                          13. Greenwood - Sparkle
                                                                                          14. Chucky Boy Chock & Mike Kaawa With Brown Co. - Papa'A Tita
                                                                                          15. Steve & Teresa - Kaho'Olawe Song
                                                                                          16. Rockwell Fukino - Coast To Coast.

                                                                                          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!

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            American Epic: The Best Of Country

                                                                                              Early champions of Country Music - The Carter Family, Uncle Dave Macon, the Massey Family, Jimmie Rodgers and many more - have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form.

                                                                                              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

                                                                                                  Angola Soundtrack 2 - Hypnosis, Distortions & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 - 1978

                                                                                                  A Portuguese civil servant, entrepreneur and Angolan music fan named Luis Montês self-designed Kutonocas, Sunday afternoon live music festivals started in Luanda in 1961 and is the basis on which this great compilation is built.

                                                                                                  This compilation is a dedication to the short lived recording industry in Angola, a brief moment of history between 1969 and 1978 in which three recording companies produced approximately 800 records, mostly singles. They are rare jewels, each song with a significant story and feel behind it. You will hear exciting music blazed with the anticipation of emancipation, tracks fuelled with a sense of unity, community, importance and immediacy. This addictive, outlawed music from Angola shakes and grooves with the smoothness of staccato machine gunfire. The intimacy of those participating in this musical revolution meant they playfully and professionally wanted to trump each other’s style due to the limited recording and performing opportunities. The optimism of Independence can be heard in these recordings; a common goal between the audience and musicians.

                                                                                                  The characteristically generous liner notes feature 44 pages acquired in coordination with the National Library of Luanda and the art magazine “Note E Dia” and Analog Africa head honcho Samy Ben Redjeb has managed to collect newspaper clips, extremely rare pictures of the bands on stage and printed interviews from the 70s.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  CD Version:
                                                                                                  Avante Juventude - Os Angos
                                                                                                  Senhor Doutor - Quim Manuel
                                                                                                  H'hoca - Tony Von
                                                                                                  Kia Lomingo - Urbano De Castro
                                                                                                  Bina - Jovens Do Prenda
                                                                                                  Mabele - Oscar Neves
                                                                                                  Agarrem - Africa Ritmos
                                                                                                  Saudades De Luanda - Os Kiezos
                                                                                                  Bongololo - Kito
                                                                                                  N'Ga Kuna M'Butu - Muhongo
                                                                                                  Lemba - Negoleiros Do Ritmo
                                                                                                  Snipes - Dicanzas Do Prenda
                                                                                                  Bazooka - Carlo Lamartine
                                                                                                  Divua Diami - Cisco
                                                                                                  Meca - Levis Vercky's
                                                                                                  Chamavo - Elias Dia Kimuezo /
                                                                                                  Olha O Pica - Africa Ritmos

                                                                                                  LP Version:
                                                                                                  LP 1:
                                                                                                  Avante Juventude - Os Angos
                                                                                                  Senhor Doutor - Quim Manuel
                                                                                                  N'Hoca - Tony Von
                                                                                                  Kia Lomingo - Urbano De Castro
                                                                                                  Bina - Jovens Do Prenda
                                                                                                  Mabele -Oscar Neves
                                                                                                  Agarrem - Africa Ritmos /
                                                                                                  Saudades De Luanda - Os Kiezos

                                                                                                  LP 2:
                                                                                                  Bongololo - Kito
                                                                                                  N'Ga Kuna M'butu - Muhongo
                                                                                                  Lemba - Negoleiros Do Ritmo
                                                                                                  Snipes - Dicanzas Do Prenda
                                                                                                  Bazooka - Carlo Lamartine
                                                                                                  Divua Diami - Cisco
                                                                                                  Meca - Levis Vercky's
                                                                                                  Chamavo - Elias Dia Kimuezo
                                                                                                  Olha O Pica - Africa Ritmos

                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                    The co-curated Air Texture Compilation series returns with two Brooklyn based selectors.

                                                                                                    As the cost of living in Manhattan proper moved artist minded migration patterns further afield, places like East Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Ridgewood became post-cultural centers in a way, with producer after producer gaining international recognition in the last 10+ years. New clubs such as Nowadays, Knockdown Center, and Elsewhere furthered the momentum, anchored by first mover Bossa Nova, and important festivals like Mutual Dreaming and Dweller came soon after.

                                                                                                    Collectively, the stage was set for a beautiful moment in electronic music history, still unfolding, and maybe something that could only happen in the States in a place like Brooklyn.

                                                                                                    Celebrating this exciting moment in history are Anthony Naples & DJ Python who curate a seriously avant yet urban selection of music from their locale. Street-scarred slow-house; thick downbeat hazes, gloopy ambient; it's all their, bruised with gravel as the asphalt simmers. Anyone feeling the heat in the CBD (that's central business district; although weed of any form will compliment this comp beautifully) should enjoy this swelteringly modern selection of electronic delicacies. It's also nice to see the emergence of a new scene start to collectively communicate to the rest of the globe. One for the annuals. Recommended!


                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Matt says:

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1. Parris - Springtime Flows In Three Ways
                                                                                                    A2. Anthony Naples & DJ Python - Entoure
                                                                                                    B1. Bitter Babe & Nick León - Ecotone
                                                                                                    B2. 5AM - Years
                                                                                                    C1. Mr. Curtains - Hop
                                                                                                    C2. Beta Librae - Treble Stitch
                                                                                                    C3. Rrao - Zindagi
                                                                                                    D1. Downstairs J - 1000 Dumplings
                                                                                                    D2. Huerco S. -Latautii 

                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                    Aphelian Volume 2 (RSD21 EDITION)

                                                                                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


                                                                                                      Record Store Day exclusive's Aphelion Vol.1 and Aphelion Vol.2 bring together a selection of rare remixes from the Rocket Recordings back catalogue - all but one track are being released on vinyl for the first time. The LP's bring together tracks by Rocket favourites like Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation, Sex Swing, Gnoomes, Bonnacons of Doom and many more. These classic Rocket tracks have been pushed, pulled, stretched, dissected and some, completely re-imagined by an eclectic mix of incredible artists. These include some of the current leaders of electronic exploration like Nyege Nyegeís Nihiloxia, Bristolís Giant Swan and Oliver Ho's Broken English Club.

                                                                                                      Remixes from the post-punk royalty of IDLES, to the untouchable, experimental sounds of Tomaga - the albums also includes contributions from two of NTS Radio's most acclaimed DJ's, Optimoís JD Twitch and the godlike Cherrystones, both exploring addictive bass churning sounds. The albums also see Rocket artists remixing their fellow label mates - Mexico's J. Zunz unexpected remix of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, GNOD's Negra Branca remix of Greece's Kooba Tercu, and one of the stand out tracks, the 9 min+ Gnoomes remix of the Flowers Must Die song Hey, Shut Up. Aphelion Vol.1 also includes a brand new, unreleased remix by Cage And Aviary's Jamie Paton and his krautdub take on J. Zunz track Four Women and Darkness.

                                                                                                      The results are a cauldron of repetitive sounds across two LPs ñ taking in everything from psych, techno, krautrock, afro, noise, dub and all the other ingredients you would expect to find on a compilation released on the ever reliable Rocket Recordings. Each LP is ltd to 500 copies, with only 420 going to record shops (the other 80 are going to all artists/band members involved).


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      01/ Sex Swing - The Passover (Idles Remix) 02/ Gnoomes - City Monk (Lay Llamas Afro Cosmic Re-Work) 03/ Necro Deathmort - Mono Serum (Tomaga Remix) 04/ Flowers Must Die - Hey, Shut Up (Gnoomes Slo-Mix) 05/ Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Hellís Teeth (J. Zunz Re-Work) 06/ Mien - Black Habit

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Are They Hostile? Croydon Punk, New Wave & Indie Bands 1977-1985

                                                                                                        An 18 track compilation featuring the best of Croydon's punk and post punk scene! Are They Hostile? Is a new documentary film about the Punk, New Wave and Indie scene in Croydon in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. It takes its name from the first single by Croydon band Bad Actors. To coincide with the film’s release Damaged Goods Records are releasing a compilation vinyl LP and CD featuring bands from in the film including Johnny Moped, The Marines, The Daleks, Case, Fanatics and also bands such as The Straps who played Croydon many times usually at The Star Pub in West Croydon. The CD version also features a specially recorded introduction by the legendary ex-Croydon Greyhound DJ Peter Fox. It’s been argued that Croydon was the birthplace of Punk in the UK, largely due to The Damned and Johnny Moped.

                                                                                                        But there was a group of other, less well-known bands who were part of that scene, or who came just after, but who didn’t achieve the same success or recognition. The film and album attempt to set the record straight by shining a light on bands such as Bad Actors, Case, The Daleks, The Heroes and Fanatics. the music still fizzes with the energy and enthusiasm of youth and the punk ethos of just doing it. And the participants, if a bit older and slightly less slim than forty years ago, come alive in the current interviews as if connected to the mains.

                                                                                                        As the saying goes, “old punks don’t die”, but they do remember. The documentary film takes us through the history of these bands, the people in them, the places they played and, through current interviews with “a bunch of old punks”, what they did next, and how formative and important being in a band was for them growing up. The film is the brainchild of Bad Actor Griff Griffiths and Mark Williams and will premier at the David Lean Cinema in Croydon on 2nd September with a Q & A afterwards by Griff and Mark, and an aftershow party nearby with special celebrity guests TBC. Griff explains: “It’s also a film about being young, being passionate, being part of something.”

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1 - Bad Actors - Are The Hostile?
                                                                                                        2 - Johnny Moped - Groovy Ruby (Live At The Roxy)
                                                                                                        3 - The Marines - Step This Way
                                                                                                        4 - Slime - Controversial
                                                                                                        5 - Case - Smiling My Life Away
                                                                                                        6 - The Daleks - Tiny Town
                                                                                                        7 - Fanatics - Total Confusion
                                                                                                        8 - The Straps - New Age
                                                                                                        9 - The Heroes - Tarzan
                                                                                                        10 - Bad Actors - One Of Us
                                                                                                        11 - Johnny Moped - Incendiary Device (Live At The Roxy)
                                                                                                        12 -The Marines - Pleasure Business
                                                                                                        13 - Slime - Loony
                                                                                                        14 - Case - I Don't Wanna Kill The Whales
                                                                                                        15 - The Daleks - Rejected
                                                                                                        16 - Fanatics - When The Sun Goes Down
                                                                                                        17 - The Straps - Brixton
                                                                                                        18 - The Heroes - Russia

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        Around The World - A Daft Punk Tribute

                                                                                                          Get back to the rich musical universe of Daft Punk with this album dedicated to the legendary duo. Rediscover their best hits with versions interpreted by :Chilly Gonzales, Christian Prommer, The Dø, Señor Coconut, Chamberlain, Kid Loco, Soulwax and many more…

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. Chilly Gonzales - Something About Us
                                                                                                          A2. Christian Prommer's Drumlesson - Around The World
                                                                                                          A3. Emre Yazgin - Giorgio By Moroder
                                                                                                          A4. Federation Of The Disco Pimp - Robot Rock
                                                                                                          A5. Acoustic Beat Roots - Get Lucky
                                                                                                          A6. The Dø - Instant Crush (Live)
                                                                                                          B1. Señor Coconut - Around The World - Intro
                                                                                                          B2. Flash Mob Jazz - Get Lucky
                                                                                                          B3. Chamberlain - Veridis Quo
                                                                                                          B4. Kid Loco - Da Funk
                                                                                                          B5. Laura Lace - Aerodynamic
                                                                                                          B6. Soulwax - Teachers

                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                              The 21st Attack The Dancefloor is brimming with Class-A disco boogie action.

                                                                                                              Heading things up is the brand new Jimpster remix of Mistura featuring a tongue in cheek monologue from Canadian poet Jemini. Jimpster’s Jazz'd Up mix starts off stripped right back, based around a 303 bassline, it builds and builds and builds ending with a deep powerful version that satisfies both the soul and dance floor.

                                                                                                              Backing this side up is Birdee’s euphoric, piano stomping, hands in the air remix of the ZR classic ‘Do What You Feel’ from 1991.

                                                                                                              On the flip is Lakeshore Commission's latest floor burner ‘In 2 The Light’ featuring Bluey from Incognito. Shuffling Philly drums, soaring strings and a phunked out bass guitar make for a late night dancefloor heater.

                                                                                                              Finishing off the 12” is the appearance of Destiny II’s ‘Play 2 Win’ on wax for the first time. It’s a serious menagerie of driving live bass, Prelude style boogie synths & the occasional vocoder. Add in anthemic vocals courtesy of Angela Johnson and you have one of the years most played new disco songs.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1. Mistura Ft. Jemini - Want Me Back (Jimpster Jazz'd Right Up Remix)
                                                                                                              A2. Joey Montenegro - Do What You Feel (Birdee Remix)
                                                                                                              B1. Lakeshore Commission Feat. Bluey - In 2 The Light (Dave Lee Mind Travel Mix)
                                                                                                              B2. Destiny II Ft Angela Johnson - Play To Win (Dave Lee Destination)

                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                              LP
                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                CD1
                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                CD2
                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                The first volume of Back To Mine was released back in 1999 by Nick Warren, designed to showcase a selection of tracks you’d find and be heard playing at the artist's home. Selectors have come in the form of New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Fatboy Slim, and Faithless who all dug deep to find their essential at-home listening. The latest compilers in the Back To Mine series are none-other than the renowned four-piece, Horse Meat Disco. The horsemen are known for their incredibly fun, deep-diving selections, and this shines through in their Back To Mine compilation in flamboyant style.

                                                                                                                Over the course of 16 years of their nightclub tenure, they have become a global brand as pinnacle players of the queer party scene in London and beyond, holding down residencies in New York, Berlin, and Lisbon. Their flamboyant nature and incredibly fun, deep-diving selections have made them one of Disco’s most beloved acts. Across 15 eclectically brilliant tracks, Horse Meat Disco, which comprises Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Luke Howard, and Severino Panzetta expertly traverse through classic disco cuts, wonky dancefloor groovers, and silky smooth soul.

                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Barry says: You always know you're in good hands with a 'Back To Mine' and this time sees London disco favourites Horse Meat Disco pull out an absolutely simmering collection of late night funk and disco classics, as well as a good few lesser heard gems. Superb.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A1. Gwen McCrae - Move Me Baby (Danny Krivit Edit)
                                                                                                                A2. Alien Alien Feat Igino - Perfidia (Severino Panzetta & Ray Mang Remix)
                                                                                                                A3. Escape From New York - Fire In My Heart
                                                                                                                B1. Margie Lomax - God’s Greatest Gift To Man Is A Woman
                                                                                                                B2. Róisín Murphy - Ancora Ancora Ancora (Severino & Nico De Ceglia Remix)
                                                                                                                B3. Marianne Faithfull - Sex With Strangers (feat. Beck)
                                                                                                                B4. Lisa King - You've Got Magic
                                                                                                                C1. William Stuckey - Just Around The Corner
                                                                                                                C2. Larry Heard Presents Ona King - Premonition Of Lost Love (Extended Adult Mix)
                                                                                                                C3. Kassav - Avèou Doudou
                                                                                                                C4. Fajardo '76 - C'mon Baby, Do The Latin Hustle (Oye Mami Ven Y Baila El Latin Hustle)
                                                                                                                D1. GAME - Gotta Take Your Love (Single Version)
                                                                                                                D2. Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge - Jump Into The Light (Wash House Dub)
                                                                                                                D3. Horse Meat Disco Featuring Xavier Smith & ROY INC. - Self Control (Eagle Dub)
                                                                                                                D4. The RAH Band - Messages From The Stars

                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                  LP
                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                        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




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                                                                                                                        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) 

                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                        BBC Radiophonic Music

                                                                                                                          The reissue of the 1968 BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s hugely influential 10th anniversary album, featuring remastered early electronic works of John Baker, David Cain and Delia Derbyshire.

                                                                                                                          Widely regarded as a major influence on the development of electronic music worldwide, BBC Radiophonic Music is a compilation of short works, often composed as intros to various radio or television programs. Conceived in a time when analogue sampling meant hours of slicing tape with razor blades, BBC Radiophonic Music is brimming with zippy themes, unsettling atmospherics, riffs, loops, clicks and beeps. Insanely catchy yet deeply sinister, this is ‘collage music’, produced, according to Desmond Briscoe of BBC Radiophonic Workshop, “with the intention of entertaining rather than informing”.

                                                                                                                          This is an essential album for analogue and TV theme obsessives, and anyone with an interest in contemporary electronica; mysterious, eccentric and celestial, it is a celebration of one of the UK's most treasured and unique institutions.

                                                                                                                          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.


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