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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

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      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

      The Muppet Movie

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        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

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            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

                      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 / 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

                          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).

                            Hugging the bend and blowing kisses since 2012, Antinote has been a vessel of choice for lovers of left-of-centre dance music and retro-laced boogie. Covering a supremely wide range of styles, the Parisian outlet has carved out a musical lane truly its own by putting on a nonstop celebration of electronics’ inexhaustible power of enthrallment. A pledge of quality-driven curation and never-ending search for the next thrill that’s proven untiringly relevant throughout the years and opens onto its second decade of existence with equal panache.

                            Toasting to its ten years splashing the game with continuously reasserted outsider bravura, label captain Zaltan has bottled some of the finest expressions out Antinote’s versatile vaults of sound to form the present “X” compilation, “Ten Years Of Loving Notes And Foolin Around 2012-2022". From totem animal IUEKE’s oddball musique concrète (“Fiano-church") to the the candid synth-pop of Latvian outfit Domenique Dumont (“La Dolce Vita”), via Feminielli’s outré mix of ghetto-house and ominous croon (“Nobody’s Boy”) and Tel-Aviv vibist Alek Lee’s signature synth-splattered 80s wave (“Different Plans”), it’s a smorgasbord of colours and vibrations that prepares to avalanche across your sound system.

                            Take the esoteric shoegaze of Epsilove, Shelter and Thomas Riguelle (“From The Spaceship in My Room”) and prepare to move upstream a river of saturated guitars and all-engulfing reverbs; let Low Jack’s jagged floor aggressor drill a hole in your head (“Feel 2020”) or opt for further ankle-breaking UK-bass-influenced riddim traction from DK & Geena (“BelleTech One”). A further cosmic-friendly epic, Chimère FM (I:Cube!) embarks us on a ride near Saturn’s belt (“La Genèse du Monstre à Suze") whereas former Antinote apprentice River Yarra snipes a hail of Italo-informed arpeggios and giallo-esque bass murk to compelling effect (“Blooms”) and L.I.E.S. head honcho Ron Morelli goes all in with a formidable, old-school dusty house chugger (“Tribute”).

                            There’s obviously more to "Antinote X" than the sum of its parts, and Jean Luc’s post-Plantasia jazz hybrid (“La Truite”), Arabica’s decadent, anti-colonial spoken number (“Multo Storia") or fellow Antinote in-house visual designer Nico Motte’s vintage disco churner (“All The Money In The World”) are there to attest. Not to forget Panoptique, up with a lashing, dissonant treat for the senses (“Un Licenciement”), Leo Martelli under guise as Sammy Patanegra with a tribal jacking weapon (“Maria”), Pont Levis floating into emotional hyperspace (“L’Espace et le Coeur de L'Âme”), Trigger Moral in with a marvel of a hip-hop gem emerged from some retro-futuristic wormhole (“soul assssn”) and Laporte rounding it off downtempo, modular ambient style for good measure (“Sleepers”). Ten years on, Antinote still leading the pack.


                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Matt says: Singular mavericks Antinote release their second anthology - celebrating a decade in the biz. Much like our own Red Laser here in MCR - the label have delivered a unique and highly stylized roster that touches on boogie & proto-house as well as more experimental movements in bass and rhythm. With delicious pink sleeve, it's a brilliantly presented collection of some of the label's finest moments.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Nico Motte - All The Money In The World
                            Epsilove, Shelter And Thomas Riguelle - From The Spaceship In My Room
                            Chimère FM (I:Cube) - La Genèse Du Monstre À Suze
                            Simon Poligne - Multo Storia
                            Jean-Luc - La Truite
                            Domenique Dumont - La Dolce Vita
                            Alek Lee - Different Plans
                            Bernardino Femminielli - Nobody’s Boy (Development Hell Mix)
                            Panoptique - Un Licenciement (Synthed)
                            Sammy Patanegra (Leonardo Martelli) - Maria (Original Trash Mix)
                            Low Jack - Feel-2020
                            Trigger Moral - Soul Assssn
                            Pont Levis - L’espace Et Le Coeur De L'Âme
                            IUEKE - Fiano-Church
                            D.K. Geena - BelleTech One
                            River Yarra - Blooms
                            Ron Morelli - Tribute
                            Laporte - Sleepers

                            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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                        Various Artists

                                        A 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 Tribute To Ryuichi Sakamoto: To The Moon And Back

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

                                            Various Artists

                                            A 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.

                                                 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

                                                    HRDFLR, Mutex, Acidulant, Mark Archer and Elisa Bee are the ones featured on this, the first Lazer release. Rolling 303 basslines, electro beats and infused breakbeat grooves all come together in this excellent debut which updates the hardcore / acid / breakbeat cannon with five mega new joints.

                                                    The sound of underground clubland then and now, with an aesthetic that refuses to regress - blacked out warehouses, strobe lit aircraft hangers, 3 day free raves - it's anarchistic, aggressive, unapologetic and full of fire. It never fails to surprise how much different producers milk the trusty and humble 303; almost like a counterpart to the electric guitar in the way it crosses generations and inspires bedroom musicians to stand up and make some noise! A truly electronic folk instrument; constantly evolving in style yet somehow always paying tribute to sequences that have been programmed before it. "Acid Xplore Vol. 1" shows off the current developments of this enduring legacy. 


                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Matt says: Acid sounds have co-existed alongside house music pretty much since the genre began. The 303 to many people, as important as the guitar. Here five respected tweakers show new developments and tricks with Roland's humble sound box whilst keeping it decidedly club-focussed throughout.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Hrdflr - The Unknown Mailman
                                                    Mutex - Jack4acid
                                                    Acidulant - Reposition
                                                    Mark Archer - Flangcid
                                                    Elisa Bee - Full Time Dreamers

                                                    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

                                                            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

                                                                          Ambient Punk Vol II

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

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

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

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                            Compiled by: Charles Bals & Henry Jones.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            AMP Hardcore

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Andy Votel Presents Brazilika

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

                                                                              Various Artists

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

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

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





                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                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

                                                                                        Various Artists

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

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

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

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

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          Artificial Intelligence - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                            Avaialble on vinyl  for the first time in 30 years, Artificial Intelligence includes rare early tracks by Aphex Twin (as The Dice Man), Autechre, Richie Hawtin (as UP!), B12 (as Musicology) and Alex Paterson (The Orb), the latter featuring co-production from Jimmy Cauty (The KLF).

                                                                                            First release in Warp’s 1992 - 1994 Artificial Intelligence series that consisted of Artificial Intelligence, Surfing On Sine Waves by Polygon Window, Bytes by Black Dog Productions, Electro-Soma by B12, Dimension Intrusion by F.U.S.E., Ginger by Speedy J, Incunabula by Autechre, and Artificial Intelligence II.

                                                                                            Original gatefold sleeve reconstructed by The Designers Republic. Album re-cut by Beau Thomas at Ten Eight Seven Mastering on classic black wax.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1. The Dice Man - Polygon Window
                                                                                            A2. Musicology - Telefone 529
                                                                                            A3. Autechre - Crystal
                                                                                            A4. I.A.O - The Clan
                                                                                            A5. Speedy J - De-Orbit
                                                                                            B1. Musicology - Premonition
                                                                                            B2. UP! - Spiritual High
                                                                                            B3. Autechre - The Egg
                                                                                            B4. Dr Alex Paterson - Loving You Live 

                                                                                            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.


                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Matt says: Another rock solid set of tracks for Dave Lee's long running series. Modern disco is a fabulous place right now, amply demonstrated here.

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                  New one from DFTD. The A-side begins with Darius Syrossian & George Smeddles’ collaboration ‘Back In The Dance’. This uplifting dancefloor-ready groove with ‘90s influences marked a solid return to the floor after a long lockdown, and quickly became a favourite of top selectors. Next up on the A-side is the Transcriptions Mix of youANDme’s raw DFTD debut: ‘Moment’. Released in collaboration with Georgian singer-songwriter Kristina Sheli, this record cemented their status as contemporary powerhouses of the Berlin club scene.

                                                                                                  The B-side opens with OFFAIAH’s ‘Up All Night’, a fiery track that makes the perfect addition to any house set; the Las Vegas based artist continues to demonstrate his taste for catchy hooks and intense builds. The B-side continues with a record that has consistently dominated dancefloors throughout summer ’22, Marco Faraone’s powered-up remix of R.E.A.D’s ‘Where’s My Phone?’ featuring Sailor Jane, which closes out the package. 

                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  Matt says: Fresh sounds from the DFTD stable who seem to be treading a more tech-house orientated path of late. This is proper up-all-night fun. The kinda stuff you hear emanating off the party island of Ibiza all Summer long.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1. Darius Syrossian & George Smeddles - Back In The Dance
                                                                                                  A2. YouANDme & Kristina Sheli - Moment (Transcriptions Mix)
                                                                                                  B1. Offaiah - Up All Night
                                                                                                  B2. R.E.A.D Ft. Sailor Jane - Where's My Phone (Marco Faraone Remix)

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

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

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

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

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

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


                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                                                  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: Faithless - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                      Faithless’ iconic Back To Mine compilation from the Millennium gets a long-awaited re-issue 22 years after its original release. It’s another chance to relive Sister Bliss and Rollo’ 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 time as well as a limited collectors colour edition. This release marks the first of many reissues of iconic Back To Mine titles.

                                                                                                      The Faithless 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 Dido, Marshall Jefferson, Bent, Sub Sub to the compilers themselves.

                                                                                                      For nearly two decades, Faithless 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, Faithless 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 soulful, and incredibly smooth.

                                                                                                      From their house to yours, listening pleasure is guaranteed.


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Dido - My Life
                                                                                                      A2. Dusted - Childhood
                                                                                                      A3. Sub Sub - Past
                                                                                                      A4. Marshall Jefferson Vs. Noosa Heads - Mushrooms (Salt City Orchestra Out There Mix)
                                                                                                      B1. Bomb The Bass - Bug Powder Dust (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session)
                                                                                                      B2. Tindersticks - Another Night In
                                                                                                      B3. Pauline Taylor - Solo Mystery Man
                                                                                                      C1. Bent - I Love My Man (Original Version)
                                                                                                      C2. Faithless - Sunday 8pm
                                                                                                      C3. Alex Gopher - The Child (Album Version)
                                                                                                      D1. Aaron Neville - Hercules
                                                                                                      D2. Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
                                                                                                      D3. Shinehead - Billie Jean

                                                                                                      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)

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

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

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

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




                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                          Various Artists

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

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

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


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                Beautiful Young Generation

                                                                                                                  Based on original 1967 BYG sampler. 

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

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Belgica: Original Soundtrack By Soulwax

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Belong To The Wind

                                                                                                                      For all those who relate ‘maybe to the wind, because they can feel it, or dirt, because they can touch it. But nothing else.’ Like Bobby Cornett (aka Shane), we are all trying to find where we belong.

                                                                                                                      “Belong To The Wind” marks Forager Records’ debut release: a lovingly curated collection of crooning psychedelic folk and soul songs gathered from American 45s of the 1970s. The compilation features 10 songs from 10 different acts, each with an indelible story of love, loss, loneliness, and an unrelenting desire to shed the confines of routine existence.

                                                                                                                      Meet a man named Denny Fast, perched behind a tobacco stained piano in a smokey Michigan lounge. He’s singing of the faded memory of distant hope and better times past. Listen to a portrait of the heartless Texan, told in arrestingly angelic prose by Connie Mims of St. Elmo’s Fire. Contemplate with Snuffy, the honest musings of a failed and misunderstood outsider, daring to hope for change.

                                                                                                                      “Belong To The Wind” aims to shed light on the more opaque cuts of these brooding artists. Many of these songs were recorded at the early stages of a career, at a time when experimenting and searching are pursued with reckless abandon. As a result, these songs are aggressively honest and uncompromising. Many have a distinct sense of the lo-fi DIY variety. Others are polished in production. Some are minimal, tentative and vulnerable. What all of these songs share, is a transportive quality. An uncanny ability to take a captive listener on a search for the soul, and a journey into the bellowing fields of easy reflection.

                                                                                                                      Sit back and enjoy a soft trip through the hazy milieu of a loner’s mind.


                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Barry says: A stunning selection of psychedelic acoustic country and brittle lo-fi songwriting expertise. Wonderfully diverse but undoubtedly pointed in the same direction. A perfectly curated, consistently brilliant compilation.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Autumn Dust - Spend Another Day
                                                                                                                      Cisco - Oh Man
                                                                                                                      Snuffy - I Wanna Change My Life
                                                                                                                      Jeff Laign - Anticipation Of The Sun
                                                                                                                      Hemlock - I'll Never Be The Same

                                                                                                                      My Partner In Crime - For Debbie
                                                                                                                      Denny Fast - Tuesday Morning Monday's Feeling Gone
                                                                                                                      Caballero Brothers - Time For Us To Part
                                                                                                                      St. Elmo's Fire - The Lady Has No Heart
                                                                                                                      Shane - I Belong To The Wind

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                      Leaving the station for one last time this year, The Disco Express fire up their engines and roll out into the sunset showcasing some of their biggest tracks of 2022 compiled into one disco house lovin’ slice of joy.


                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A1.  Pete Maxey - Right On (Art Of Tones Remix)
                                                                                                                      A2.  Magnolia - Make Me Dance
                                                                                                                      A3.  Bustin' Loose - Swift Lippin' (Hifi Sean Remix)
                                                                                                                      B1.  Leslie Lello - Spirito Rivera (Aroop Roy Remix)
                                                                                                                      B2.  Monsieur Van Pratt - The Power Of Music (Art Of Tones Remix)
                                                                                                                      B3.  Sparkling Attitude Ft. Suki Soul - Disco Delight (DAN:ROS Remix)

                                                                                                                      Now more than 45 releases deep in their journey, Apron Records have teamed up with Patta Soundsystem to work on their first various artists release and to celebrate this monumental milestone, both camps have collaborated to create a clothing capsule to accompany this release. After working with the artist formerly known as Funkineven on ‘The Wave’ late last year, it was only right to showcase the diverse talents behind this movement.

                                                                                                                      “Better Together” is the slogan that runs throughout the entire collaboration, stressing how unity makes us stronger as individuals. Artwork for the record has been provided by Amsterdam based artist Jim Klok. His unique Acetone printing technique has now been immortalised on this LP, juxtaposing vintage cars with checkered racing flags to create a dynamic cover that would be right at home in a picture frame as well as a record bin.

                                                                                                                      System Olympia’s ‘Passi Mai’ is a beautiful 80’s inspired driving riddim layered with her own vocals that wouldn’t be out of place in an arcade or a sticky nightclub floor. Followed up by ‘Leven’ by Brassfoot, we get a wobbler from the NTS regular. Layed with Jamaican vocal samples and audacious arpeggiated bleeps, Leven is a soulful approach to techno tropes that have been bouncing around Brassfoot’s head. Shamos’ 737363 is a cryptic masterpiece. With dreamy pads as a backdrop for shuffling drum beats, euphoric sweeps and dynamically designed synthesis, this closes off the themes explored in the first half of the record.

                                                                                                                      Side B kicks off with J M S Khosah’s contribution to the record titled ‘Lessons’ which is a dancefloor filler, adorned with glamorous percussion, vocal samples and syncopated stabs ontop of a driving 4x4 kick pattern. Kicking things into 6th gear is a club-ready production from London's most soulful selector Shy One. Groovy basslines and a 2-step riddim make ‘Candy Floss’ an ode to the grimey and the glittery sides of London nightlife. This project champions one of the people that have been pivotal in the success of the label, Steven Julien whose track E46 is an emotional journey through his synth-laden East London studio. Bookending the project are two compositions from Compton’s-own AshTreJinkins. Showcasing his abilities to approach the project from both an ambient and a pure beat-making perspective in order to hold the whole project together. 


                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A1. AshTreJinkins - Passive Agressive
                                                                                                                      A2. System Olympia - Passi Mai
                                                                                                                      A3. Brassfoot - Leven
                                                                                                                      A4. Shamos - 737363
                                                                                                                      B1. J M S Khosah - Lessons
                                                                                                                      B2. Shy One - Candy Floss
                                                                                                                      B3. Steven Julien - E464:11
                                                                                                                      B4. AshTreJinkins - Dashing Buttface

                                                                                                                      A collaboration between Rainbow Disco Club and Rush Hour, esteemed digger, DJ and compiler Antal presents a new compilation of house, disco, new wave, Caribbean, rare groove and quirky leftfield dance bombs only he could discover!

                                                                                                                      The main man behind Amsterdam record shop and label Rush Hour, all 11 tracks are selected by Antal. From local Dutch newcomers to '80s Japanese cult music, rare grooves to danceable house music, and rare Caribbean soul, this compilation is a portrait of this highly regarded music enthusiast Antal Heitlager’s enormous collection and 30-year DJ career, a work of art that can be enjoyed by all music fans! Now globally recognized as an influential taste maker, with a vast string of highly acclaimed festival performances cementing his credentials (and ensuring his online immortality).

                                                                                                                      Larry Heard and Dam Funk rub shoulders with 80s Japanese boogie, Zouk, freestyle. Han Litz Group. Throughout the compilation we’re left bewildered by the obscurity and listenability of Antal’s selections!

                                                                                                                      A total of 11 tracks from all types of genres and generations, a true masterpiece and representation of Rainbow Disco Club’s vision “Beyond Space And Time”. Bringing you the all love from Amsterdam!


                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Matt says: Rush Hour main man, esteemed digger and now universally adored festival headliner - Antal - compiles an ace selection of global dance sounds, the likes of which you're unlikely to uncover yourself. He keeps it highly danceable and engrossing throughout, no chin scratching lo-fi obscurities thrown in as filler - it's all killer!

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Tlale Makhene Feat. ZiyawaKaZitha - Emabhunswini
                                                                                                                      Benny Salvador - Cardboard Box
                                                                                                                      Trio Zero - Twilight
                                                                                                                      Dam-Funk - O.B.E.
                                                                                                                      Shohjo-Tai & Red Bus St Project - Electric City
                                                                                                                      Ishida-Express I - China Romance
                                                                                                                      Dianne Mower - The Secret Sign
                                                                                                                      Jocelyn Mocka - Doudou (BNF Edit)

                                                                                                                      Various Artists

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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


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