Various Artists

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

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


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

    Various Artists

    Sharon Signs To Cherry Red


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

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

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

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

      Various Artists

      The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Session Project - Axels & Sockets

        "...the still smouldering ashes of a legend that yet grows..." - BBC Music

        The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project, which sees the late Gun Club singers' friends, former band members and fans paying tribute to his extraordinary genius, is releasing its third and penultimate outing.

        Axels & Sockets features many names from the first two volumes including Nick Cave, Debbie Harry, Mark Lanegan, Lydia Lunch, Warren Ellis, Mick Harvey and Kid Congo Powers along with new additions to the collaborative fold in the form of Iggy Pop, Mark Stewart, Thurston Moore, Jim Sclavunos, Primal Scream and Andrew Weatherall. Co-ordinated by Pierce's later musical partner Cypress Grove, the Project again strives to pay homage by avoiding the clichés of the conventional tribute record, creating fierce, iconoclastic new music out of song sketches, demo recordings, scribbled lyrics and leftover riffs Jeffrey tragically didn't live to complete, while some put their own spin on personal favourites from his esteemed catalogue.

        Axels & Sockets casts the Project's net wider than ever, kicking off with Iggy Pop making his debut appearance duetting with Nick Cave on 'Nobody's City' before Debbie Harry invokes the early punk-pop Blondie sound with the Amber Lights (Mick Harvey and JP Shilo) on 'Kisses For My President', which Jeffrey wrote about her before she knew he existed (He was president of the Blondie fan club). Cave also completes his trilogy of duets with Debbie on 'Into The Fire'. Returning too are Mark Lanegan, along with Bertrand Cantat, Crippled Black Phoenix, Gallon Drunk's James Johnston and Cypress Grove. Also making their debut are Mark Stewart and Thurston Moore (their take on 'Shame And Pain' marking the first time Jeffrey's vocals have appeared on the set), Primal Scream, whose version of 'Goodbye Johnny' is remixed into smokey hoodoo noir by Andrew Weatherall, KatieJane Garside and Andrea Schroeder.

        In keeping with Jeffrey' chosen charities, which encourages disadvantaged LA kids to take up music by buying them instruments, the set also introduces younger bands with Leeds' Black Moth, who are produced by Bad Seeds drummer and project co-coordinator Jim Sclavunos and Cornwall's Honey, helmed by Jeffrey's old partner-in-crime Kris Needs. With only Volume 4's grand finale to come, the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project continues to loom as a towering statement in preserving and immortalising his fearsome legacy.

        Various Artists

        The Muppet Movie


          Various Artists

          I'm So Convoluted (RSD 2011 Edition)


            Well, lookee here, Record Store Day, a time to put some crazy stuff out right? Agitated talked to some friends, scrounged up 4 exclusive tracks,found a bunch of unused sleeves, then went and made a record to fill them sleeves.. theres only going to be 350 of these things, we might number them, if we can find the time: but theres 4 exclusive tracks from: CARLTON MELTON, MUGSTAR, RITUALS FROM THE HEADS & BIG NATURALS, and KOOLAID (ALIEN BALLROOM). yep, 350 only for the world.


            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!)


            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


              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


                Random Coloured + Numbered

                Various Artists

                Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock From Singapore And Malaysia


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

                  TRACK LISTING

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

                  Various Artists

                  South Side Story Vol. 23


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

                    TRACK LISTING

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

                    Various Artists

                    Sun Records - Flyin' Saucers Rock N Roll


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

                      TRACK LISTING

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

                      Various Artists

                      The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (Volume 1)


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

                        TRACK LISTING

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

                        Various Artists

                        The New Testament

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

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

                          TRACK LISTING

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

                          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.


                            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 / Joy Division

                              Live At Leigh Rock Festival 1979

                                The 1979 Leigh Rock Festival has become legendary for the outstanding bill of up and coming bands that played on the third day of the festival in 1979. The full sets of four of those bands, including most importantly Joy Division, are featured on this two CD set plus one track from one of the lesser known bands on the bill who start their track with an announcement for Factory's Tony Wilson. The running order of the two CD set is Disc One: Joy Division - 11 tracks, Eltifits - one track, A Certain Ratio - six tracks. Disc Two: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark eight tracks, Teardrop Explodes nine tracks. What strikes you is the rawness of the bands' sets at this festival- a great live document- and this is a newly remastered version of The Joy Division set - all these recordings have come from live recordings organised by the original Leigh Festrival organisers back in 1979.

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

                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                2023 marks the tenth year of Music From Memory; a decade of groundbreaking archival releases, cross-generational collaborations and long-standing creative partnerships with their ever-expanding community of artists.

                                To celebrate this milestone, the label asked their roster of artists to submit a piece of music for an anniversary compilation. As submissions gradually came in, they began to piece them together into what was to become “10”.

                                Featuring work from artists who were present during the formation of the label, such as Gigi Masin, Joan Bibiloni and Michal Turtle, as well as artists like The Zenmenn, RAMZi and Dea, who have helped the label expand over subsequent years, “10” serves as a natural bookmark of where MFM is musically, whilst simultaneously reflecting on the label's rich musical past.

                                In keeping with the Music From Memory ethos, the music of “10” spans both time and space, with submissions ranging from Vito Ricci's 'Da Hamptons' (1985) to Yu Su & J. Wilson's 'Mitti Atar' (2023). It crosses the globe, with a total of 10 countries represented across 17 tracks. The final result is an immersive musical compilation that flows perfectly from start to finish.

                                Tragically, during the last few weeks of finalising MFM066, label co-owner Jamie Tiller passed away in a sudden accident. “10” was always intended to be a way to reflect on the journey of Music From Memory. The fact that it is now also one of the last releases that the team all worked on together adds a whole other level of reflection and makes it all the more special.

                                * incl. insert liner notes by John Gómez) Artwork by Bráulio Amado. Design by David McFarline.

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Matt says: MFM compile a thorough and expansive collection looking back at ten years of this highly influential label.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Joan Bibiloni - Nits De La Sultana
                                The Zenmenn - The Legend Of Haziz
                                Stroer - When You Stopped Sleeping
                                Androo - W.I.O. Micmac Mix
                                Joel Graham - Cool Blue Pool
                                Jonny Nash - Dream It Right
                                Terekke - Just Ducking Around
                                Mei Honeycomb - Squeaky Eye Syndrome
                                Tombolo - Continental Drift
                                Kuniyuki Takahashi - Forest Dust
                                Yu Su J. Wilson - Mitti Attar
                                Gigi Masin - Panama Girl
                                Ocean Moon - The Ecstatic Alarm
                                Michal Turtle - Borrowed Times
                                Ramzi - Baci
                                Suso Saiz – Kailas
                                Dea - Undecenial

                                Various Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                  Various Artists

                                  1977: The Year Punk Broke

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

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

                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                    Various Artists

                                    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.

                                      Reissue of early Japanese house outing by Junichi Soma, Shuji Wada and Katsuya Sano. Comes with insert with liner notes.

                                      All musical movements require a spark to set them alight; in the case of Japanese house music, that spark was provided by the forward-thinking resident DJs of The Bank in Roppongi, Tokyo. In 1989, to celebrate the ground-breaking club’s first birthday, the venue released a 12” EP featuring first-time productions from three of its DJs, Junichi Soma, Shuji Wada and Strong Katsuya AKS Katsuya Sano.

                                      Widely considered to be one of the first ever EP of house music produced in Japan, 1st Unit was never officially released. Instead, 500 of the 1000 copies pressed were given away at The Bank’s first birthday party, with the rest initially being sold not in local record stores, but rather the venue’s own in-house shop. Three decades on, the 12” is finally set to get its first worldwide release via Rush Hour’s Store JPN Series.

                                      The record has its roots in The Bank’s willingness to give its ever-changing roster of DJs a free hand to play what they liked - at the time a rarity in Tokyo nightclubs, whose musical offerings usually revolved around strictly defined playlists. At The Bank in 1989, it was not only common to hear European body music and the kind of post-disco New York productions associated with Larry Levan’s sets at the Paradise Garage, but also acid house - something not offered at the time by other clubs in the city.

                                      This cutting-edge blend of sounds, combined with the venue’s unique decor (it was modeled on the inside of a London bank, complete with a cashier’s window to take entrance fees), made The Bank a go-to spot for young party-goers, celebrities and forward-thinking Japanese musicians (Ryuichi Sakamoto was reportedly a weekly visitor).

                                      When it came to celebrating the club’s birthday by cutting a unique record, it made sense for The Bank’s owners to turn to three of their most exciting resident DJs, who were assisted by Heigo Tani and Jun Ebi. The collective name, 1st Unit, was chosen to reflect the fact that all three resident DJs were debutants with no previous studio experience.

                                      As this reissue proves, the music remains timeless, magical, and authentic to the sound of American house productions of the period - albeit with occasional twists. Katsuya Sano’s EP opener, ‘I Need Love’, sounds like a twist on Larry Heard productions of the period - all jacking TR-909 drums, undulating analogue bass, dreamy Juno synthesizer chords and evocative vocal samples.

                                      The influence of Chicago acid house is also evident on Junichi Souma’s ‘Ubnormal Life’, whose unusual title contains what he says was an intentional misspelling. Driven forwards by restless drum machine handclaps, sweet chords and rising and falling melodic motifs, the track is an energetic and uplifting treat.

                                      Perhaps the most influential of the three tracks at the time - within Japan at least - was Shuji Wada’s similarly misspelled ‘Endless Load’. Deeper and more melodic with a more expansive arrangement, the track’s combination of marimba-style lead lines, tribal drum patterns, dreamy chords and jazz-funk influenced bass offered a loose blueprint for the more successful and better-known Japanese deep house tracks that followed.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Matt says: True treasure from Japan's early house scene unearthed by Rush Hour and presented to us in earnest. I love hearing the worldwide adoption of house music play out, with each country injecting its own character onto the Chicago blueprint. Three timeless examples of the genre by three pioneering Japanese producers.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Katsuya Sano - I Need Luv
                                      Junichi Soma - Ubnormal Life
                                      Shuji Wada - Endless Load

                                      Various Artists

                                      20 Years Of Dischord

                                        Superb box set from Dischord Records, originally due for release to mark their 20th anniversary in 2000, it ended up taking a little while longer to get together! CDs one and two feature 50 tracks, one from each band on the label. The third CD contains 21 unreleased tracks from the likes of Minor Threat, Fugazi, Teen Idles, Scream, Govt. Issue. Also includes an interview from 1981 with various DC band members and an enhanced section with live footage of The Teen Idles, Untouchables, SOA, Faith, Void and Deadline. There's also a great 134-page booklet, with an overview of the label written by Henry Rollins and loads of rare band pics. An absolutely superb, must-have box set from this legendary and massively influential label.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1.1 The Teen Idles- Get Up And Go 1.2 The Untouchables- Nic Fit 1.3 State Of Alert- Public Defender 1.4 Minor Threat- Screaming At A Wall 1.5 Void- Dehumanized 1.6 Youth Brigade- Barbed Wire 1.7 Government Issue- Rock & Roll Bullshit 1.8 Scream- Fight / American Justice 1.9 Iron Cross- Live For Now 1.10 Red C- Pressure's On 1.11 Deadline- Stolen Youth 1.12 Artificial Peace- Suburban Wasteland 1.13 Faith- Subject To Change 1.14 Skewbald- Sorry / Change For The Same 1.15 Marginal Man- Missing Rungs 1.16 Gray Matter- Oscar's Eye 1.17 Rites Of Spring- Drink Deep 1.18 Beefeater- Just Things 1.19 The Snakes- Snake Rap 1.20 Dag Nasty- Circles 1.21 Embrace- Money 1.22 Soulside- Punch The Geek 1.23 Egg Hunt- We All Fall Down 1.24 One Last Wish- This Time 1.25 Fire Party- Cake 1.26 Ignition- Rebuilding 1.27 Three- Domino Days 1.28 Shudder To Think- Red House 1.29 Happy Go Licky- Twist And Shout

                                        2.1 Fugazi- Blueprint 2.2 Lungfish- Friend To Friend In Endtime 2.3 Fidelity Jones- Destructor 2.4 The Nation Of Ulysses- Spectra Sonic Sound 2.5 Holy Rollers- Perfect Sleeper 2.6 Jawbox- Motorist 2.7 Severin- People Are Wrong 2.8 The High-Back Chairs- Summer 2.9 Autoclave- I'll Take You Down 2.10 Circus Lupus- Pop Man 2.11 Branch Manager- Mr. Weekend 2.12 Slant 6- What Kind Of Monster Are You? 2.13 Hoover- Cable 2.14 Trusty- Goodbye, Dr. Fate 2.15 Smart Went Crazy- A Good Day 2.16 The Crownhate Ruin- Piss Alley 2.17 The Warmers- Poked It With A Stick 2.18 The Make-Up- They Live By Night 2.19 Bluetip- Castanet 2.20 Faraquet- Cut Self Not 2.21 Q And Not U- Hooray For Humans Unreleased & Rare

                                        3.1The Teen Idles- Get Up And Go 3. 2The Teen Idles- Deadhead 3.3 The Untouchables- Stepping Stone 3.4 State Of Alert- Draw Blank 3.5 Minor Threat- Straight Edge (Live) 3.6 Minor Threat- Understand 3.7 Government Issue- Snubbing 3.8 Government Issue- Asshole With Ian 3.9 Minor Threat- Asshole Dub 3.10 Youth Brigade- I Object 3.11Rozzlyn Rangers- Rozzlyn Rangers 3.12 Void- Black, Jewish And Poor 3.13 Void- Authority (Takes 1 And 2) 3.14 Scream- Search For Employment 3.15 Deadline- No Revolution 3.16 Faith- No Choice 3.17 Marginal Man- Manipulator 3.18 Dag Nasty- All Ages Show (Rare) 3.19 Fugazi- The Word 3.20 Fugazi- Burning (Live) 3.21 Shudder To Think- Drop Dead Don't Blink 3.22 Circus Lupus- We Are The One (Rare) 3.23 Slant 6- Are You Human? 3.24 Ian MacKaye- Interview Enhanced Content Deadline- Outside The Law (Live) [video] . Faith- You're X'd (Live) [video] . State Of Alert- Draw Blank (Live) [video] The Teen Idles- [untitled] (Live) [video] . The Untouchables- If The Kids Are United (Live) [video]. Void- Who Are You (Live) [video]

                                        Various Artists

                                        20 Years Of Fabric

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

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

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

                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                          ‘FABRICLIVE’ (LP2 And CD Disc 2)

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

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

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                          Various Artists

                                          28 Little Bangers From Richard Hawley's Jukebox

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

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

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

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

                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Laura says: Richard Hawley was schooled on rock’n’roll; his dad was a musician in the 60s and 70s and growing up he was always surrounded by musicians. So, it’s no surprise that he’s compiled these 7” gems from that era, collected on his travels. As he says: “They’re called Little Bangers because they’re like miniature musical hand grenades!”

                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                            Various Artists

                                            3 X 4

                                              3 x 4 is a celebration of L.A.’s Paisley Underground scene of the mid-80s featuring four of the scene’s most notorious bands each covering the songs of the others - four bands covering three songs each - “3 x 4” get it?

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Getting Out Of Hand - The Three O’Clock
                                              Real World - Rain Parade
                                              Hero Takes A Fall - The Dream Syndicate
                                              You Are My Friend - The Dream Syndicate
                                              Talking In My Sleep - The Bangles
                                              What She’s Done To Your Mind - The Three O’Clock
                                              Jet Fighter - The Bangles
                                              She Turns To Flowers - The Dream Syndicate
                                              As Real As Real - Rain Parade
                                              Tell Me When It’s Over - The Three O’Clock (Long Version)
                                              That’s What You Always Say - The Bangles
                                              When You Smile - Rain Parade

                                              Various Artists

                                              3AM Spares

                                                3AM Spares is a new collection of Australian Electronic Dance Music compiled Andras and Instant Peterson that encompasses the darker sounds and later nights of the 1990s and beyond. Following on from forerunner compilation Midnite Spares, this double LP draws from local 12″ releases, CDRs and the archives of community radio station 3RRR FM to make a diverse and pumping scene audible once more. No longer confined to beer barns and back rooms, this generation of producers, DJs, clubbers and ravers spilled out into pavilions, warehouses and paddocks, embracing a new culture of machine-metaphor and chemical love. 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Fsom - Resist The Beat
                                                A2. Hypnoblob - Deep Down
                                                A3. Ian Eccles-Smith - The Slaughtering Eye
                                                B1. General Electrik Meets Andy Rantzen - Leather Lover
                                                B2. Jandy Rainbow And Adrenalentil - I Will Go
                                                B3. Sobriquet - Is This Your First Time? (Artificial Remix)
                                                C1. Blimp – Yellowgold
                                                C2. Inner Harmony - Da Lub Club
                                                C3. Maroochy Barambah - Mongungi (Dance Mix)
                                                D1: Third Eye - Behold The Angel Of Frequency
                                                D2. Tetrphnm – Track11
                                                D3 Screensaver – Eliminated

                                                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

                                                  90's House & Garage Compiled By Joey Negro

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

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

                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                    Various Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      A Hard Row To Hoe Volume 1

                                                        Popcorn is a style of music and dancing first established in Belgium in the 1970s and 1980s. The style includes a wide variety of mostly American and British recordings of R&B and pop music made between the late 1950s and mid 1960s, often relatively obscure, and characterised by a slow or medium, rather than fast, tempo. This record features 14 pure Popcorn groovers from the golden era. 

                                                        Various Artists

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

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

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

                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                          Various Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            DISC ONE

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

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

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

                                                            * PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            A Song For Leon: A Tribute To Leon Russell

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

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

                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

                                                              Big Love guru Seamus Haji commits four of the label’s freshest funk, disco and groove-laden releases to wax for the fifth edition of ‘A Touch Of Love’. Who else to open up the compilation but the label boss himself with ‘Dance With Me’, his funky, feel-good collaboration with prolific dance vocalist and friend Kathy Brown. Glaswegian production duo Illyus & Barrientos bring their genre-crossing disco and house vibes with ‘Wait’, featuring soulful Big Love returnee Phebe Edwards. Up next, a collaboration between two house masters, the multi-faceted Richard Earnshaw and Sole Channel founder Mr. V unite for funky release ‘This House Is Yours’. Closing out this tight and groovy vinyl collection is Rio De Janeiro’s premiere producer DJ Meme with ‘Century’, utilising a classical piece of music from Strauss synonymous with the sound of the future.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Seamus Haji Ft. Kathy Brown - Dance With Me 
                                                              A2. Illyus & Barrientos Ft. Phebe Edwards - Wait 
                                                              AA1. Richard Earnshaw & Mr. V - This House Is Yours 
                                                              AA2. DJ Meme - Century 

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              A Tribute To Pet Sounds

                                                                Austin, Texas - Brian Wilson will be performing Pet Sounds at the Levitation music festival to celebrate the album's 50th anniversary. In honour of this event festival curators The Reverberation Appreciation Society commissioned Al Lover to curate and produce a tribute to Brian Wilson's career keystone.

                                                                Features artists such as Black Angels, Shannon & The Clams, Holy Wave, Cosmonauts and The Shivas.

                                                                'Pet Sounds' is a fountainhead from which the 15 artists on the album have all drank from as they developed their own musical roots, giving the tribute a rich and flavoursome sound. The tracklisting consists of the original thirteen songs that appeared on the 'Pet Sounds' album, with two bonus songs: 'Good Vibrations' and 'Hang On To Your Ego'.

                                                                Holy Wave's interpretation of 'That's Not Me' is a sunbaked, organ filled hymn that is a minute longer than the original song. picking up where Brian Wilson left off in 1966. 'That's Not Me' is a kaleidoscope of ear-pleasing notes that take the listener into an elevated listening experience of astonishing detail.

                                                                Shannon & The Clams capture Brian Wilson's feelings of alienation in 'I Just Wasn't Made For These Times', taking the climactic Beach Boys song and transform it into a garage rock epic with a surf rock spine. This track transcends time with both its subject matter and its deliverance.

                                                                The album opens with The Black Angels' rendition of Brian Wilson's masterpiece 'Good Vibrations', which was started during the Pet Sounds sessions but not released on the album.

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                A Tribute To Ryuichi Sakamoto: To The Moon And Back

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

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  A Tribute To Spacemen 3 - 25th Anniversary Edition

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

                                                                    First repress since its original release in May 1998.

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    A Valentine Records Sampler

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

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      A-F Records Sampler

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

                                                                        The twelfth volume of Drumcode’s flagship A-Sides series featuring future-facing cuts spanning the breadth of the techno spectrum, The annual compilation serves to showcase some of Adam Beyer’s favourite demo’s throughout the year, as the label boss enjoys the opportunity to introduce new artists to the label, while showcasing cuts from Drumcode’s mainstays.
                                                                        Kicking off Part 2 is none-other-than Carl Cox whio makes his Drumcode debut with his remix of Label Boss Beyer's massive Take Me There feat DJ Rush.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1. Adam Beyer Ft. DJ Rush – Take Me There (Carl Cox Remix)
                                                                        A2. Matt Guy – Give Me What I Want
                                                                        B1. A.D.H.S. – 2STEP
                                                                        B2. Kaiserdisco – Get On The Dancefloor

                                                                        The twelfth volume of Drumcode’s flagship A-Sides series featuring future-facing cuts spanning the breadth of the techno spectrum, The annual compilation serves to showcase some of Adam Beyer’s favourite demo’s throughout the year, as the label boss enjoys the opportunity to introduce new artists to the label, while showcasing cuts from Drumcode’s mainstays.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1. HI-LO - SUBMARINE
                                                                        A2. Alex Stein - Hydra
                                                                        B1. Marie Vaunt – Dark Room
                                                                        B2. Ignacio Arfeli - Singularity

                                                                        The twelfth volume of Drumcode’s flagship A-Sides series is set to land, featuring 20 future-facing cuts spanning the breadth of the techno spectrum, while none-other-than Carl Cox makes his Drumcode debut. The annual compilation serves to showcase some of Adam Beyer’s favourite demo’s throughout the year, as the label boss enjoys the opportunity to introduce new artists to the label.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1. Chris Avantgarde – The Last Time
                                                                        A2. Bry Ortega – Discover 9
                                                                        B1. Massano - Betraya
                                                                        B2. Spektre – Too Far Gone

                                                                        The twelfth volume of Drumcode’s flagship A-Sides series is set to land, featuring 20 future-facing cuts spanning the breadth of the techno spectrum, while none-other-than Carl Cox makes his Drumcode debut. The annual compilation serves to showcase some of Adam Beyer’s favourite demo’s throughout the year, as the label boss enjoys the opportunity to introduce new artists to the label, while showcasing cuts from Drumcode’s mainstays.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1. Mha Iri - Bel
                                                                        A2. Marco Faraone - RENEMIND
                                                                        B1. Balthazar & JackRock - Andromeda
                                                                        B2. LO’99 & Ray Foxx - Skydance

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

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

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

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                          Death Row Records/ gamma is pleased to announce the release of a 30th Anniversary edition of Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) on 17th May. This is the first time the full 21-song tracklist will be available on vinyl. All previous LP releases have been 18 tracks. It will be available on double yellow with orange and red splatter vinyl.

                                                                          Upon its initial release, Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) sold over 2 million copies and held the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B Albums chart for 10 consecutive weeks. The soundtrack is loaded with songs from epic artists including Tha Dogg Pound featuring Nate Dogg and Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr. Dre, Warren G, DJ Quik and Al B. Sure! Additionally, this special 30th Anniversary edition will now include tracks from 2Pac "Pain" (feat. Stretch), Lord G “Mi Monie Rite!" and 2Pac “Loyal To The Game" (feat. Treach & Riddler).

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Side A
                                                                          1. Anything Swv
                                                                          2. Old Time's Sake Sweet Sable
                                                                          3. Part Time Lover H-Town
                                                                          4. Big Pimpin’ The Dogg Pound Gangstas
                                                                          5. Didn’t Mean To Turn You On 2nd Ii None

                                                                          Side B
                                                                          1. Doggie Style D.J. Rogers
                                                                          2. Regulate Nate Dogg & Warren G
                                                                          3. Pour Out A Little Liquor Thug Life
                                                                          4. Gonna Give It To Ya Jewell & Aaron Hall
                                                                          5. Afro Puffs The Lady Of Rage

                                                                          Side C

                                                                          1. Jus So Ya No Cpo-Boss Hogg
                                                                          2. Hoochies Need Love Too Paradise
                                                                          3. I’m Still In Love With You Al B. Sure!
                                                                          4. Crack ‘Em O.F.T.B.
                                                                          5. U Bring Da Dog Out Rhythm & Knowledge
                                                                          6. Blowed Away B-Rezell

                                                                          Side D
                                                                          1. It's Not Deep Enough Jewell
                                                                          2. Dogg Pound 4 Life Tha Dogg Pound
                                                                          3. Pain 2pac & Stretch
                                                                          4. Mi Monie Rite! Lord G
                                                                          5. Loyal To The Game 2pac, Treach & Riddler

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Ace Records 40

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Achoo! An Asthmatic Kitty Sampler Volume 2

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

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

                                                                              Various Artists

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

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

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                Various Artists

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

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

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Adrian Sherwood Presents: Dub No Frontiers

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

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

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

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    After Hours

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

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      Alex Attias Presents LillyGood Party Vol. 2

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

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        ALFA/YEN Records 1980-1987: Techno Pop And Other Electronic Adventures In Tokyo (LITA Exclusive)

                                                                                          Recording technology was completely revolutionized in the 80s by the multitrack recorder, with the popularity of 24-channel SSL consoles sweeping the world. Japanese pop music created during this wave of digital improvement is now recognized worldwide as ""City Pop."" Techno Pop was another offshoot born of the same revolution.

                                                                                          Precise, computer-controlled beats produced by groups like Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) introduced a different type of sound to the masses. By now, these works have been brought into the international limelight and continue to be a major influence on today's music.

                                                                                          At the center of Tokyo’s Techno Pop scene was ALFA/YEN Records. The label left behind an impressive body of work, but much of it wasn't made widely available... until now!

                                                                                          This new, definitive compilation focuses on the music archives of the YEN Records catalog, available for the first time exclusively at Light in the Attic. This is a true celebration of Japan's Techno Pop scene of the 80s, reissued with the intent that future generations, internationally, will be able to discover, enjoy, and appreciate ALFA/YEN and its significant contributions to the sonic landscape of the 80s and beyond.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. SEOUL MUSIC - YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA
                                                                                          2. ZOOT KOOK - SANDII
                                                                                          3. Sakisaka To Momonai No Gokigen Ikaga One Two Three - You An’ Me Orgasmus Orchestra
                                                                                          4. Drip Dry Eyes - Yukihiro Takahashi
                                                                                          5. SUKI-SUKI-DAISUKI - Jun Togawa
                                                                                          6. Parallelisme - Miharu Koshi
                                                                                          7. Bikkuri Party No Theme - Haruomi Hosono & Yukihiro Takahashi
                                                                                          8. Sakasa Kenjin Eagas - Apogee & Perigee
                                                                                          9. Yumemiru Yakusoku - Haruomi Hosono
                                                                                          10. ROCK - Hajime Tachibana
                                                                                          11. Riot In Lagos - Ryuichi Sakamoto
                                                                                          12. Radarman - Jun Togawa
                                                                                          13. Platonic - Haruomi Hosono
                                                                                          14. BEAT THE RAP- Super Eccentric Theater
                                                                                          15. Rap Phenomena - YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA
                                                                                          16. LEXINGTON QUEEN - Ryuichi Sakamoto
                                                                                          17. Chanel No #5 No On The Rock - Sheena
                                                                                          18. Beach Girl - TESTPATTERN
                                                                                          19. FLASHBACK - Yukihiro Takahashi
                                                                                          20. Automne Dans Un Miroir - Tamao Koike
                                                                                          21. Ascending - INTERIOR

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          Alias - Collected Remixes

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

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            All Tomorrow's Parties 1.0

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

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

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Allen Ginsberg’s Fall Of America II

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

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

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Almacks 03

                                                                                                Ohhhh Shiiiiiiii...After a triumphant reception, ALMACKS return for a third sortie...

                                                                                                Hit-n-run blends and vinyl only amends. L I M I T E D !!

                                                                                                ALMACKS provides community in secret spaces.
                                                                                                The sublime liminal.

                                                                                                Check for pleasure... 

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Matt says: ALMACKS return with a five track smorgasbord of soulful, slow house offerings. We still don't know who's behind these edits, but on this outing we get authentic beatdown styles somewhere between Amp Fiddler, Andres and Peven Everett. Mega!

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING


                                                                                                Various Artists


                                                                                                More uncommonly good reboots of contemporary jams and reinterpretations of standards (in every sense). Not done for personal shine, just a shared desire to have some real finery, and not just in binary.

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

                                                                                                ALMACKS provides community in secret spaces. The sublime liminal. Snooze you lose...

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Matt says: Mysterious but alluring edits from the Almacks crew. Disco, house, r&b, old school hip-hop & soul jams, cut-n-spliced with perfection; sources unknown for me - train spotters get in touch!

                                                                                                Various Artists

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Ambience: 63 Nuggets From The Cramps' Record Vault

                                                                                                    A double CD exhumed from Lux And Ivy’s record collection. Featuring 63 tunes that scared the neighbours. Including wild doo-wop, insane instrumentals, novelty laughter, loungecore weirdness, jiggling fools, wolf men, Tarzan, accordions and enough raucous rockabilly to scare a horse. No hit wonders that fetch maximum dollars in their original vinyl incarnation gathered in one place where the house party never stopped and Elvis never died. Selected from The Cramps’ gargantuan record collection, radio shows and interviews over the years, it’s a hi-octane romp through the best in obscure and “magnificent” wax from the greatest period of American music. From a time when vinyl was gold! Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    DISC ONE:
                                                                                                    1. SHAME ON YOU MISS LINDY - Benn Joe Zeppa
                                                                                                    2. MY HOT MAMA - The Sabres
                                                                                                    3. RIDING BY - The Majestics
                                                                                                    4. DESTRUCTION - The Catalinas
                                                                                                    5. RUMBLE ROCK - Kip Tyler
                                                                                                    6. LITTLE ANGEL (COME AND ROCK ME TO SLEEP) – Ted Self
                                                                                                    7. DEEP RIVER BLUES - Gene Maltais
                                                                                                    8. DEVIL TRAIN – The Ramblers
                                                                                                    9. PANIC - The Noisemakers
                                                                                                    10. HOUSE PARTY - The Party Rockers
                                                                                                    11. (I WAS A) TEENAGE CREATURE - Lord Luther With The Kingsmen
                                                                                                    12. MIDNIGHT BUS - Betty McQuade
                                                                                                    13. MOONGLOW - Mississippi Mud Mashers
                                                                                                    14. WATUSI APB - Harry Coons & Richard Campbell
                                                                                                    15. BEHIND THE DOOR - The Medallions
                                                                                                    16. CAFE BOHEMIAN - The Enchanters
                                                                                                    17. CHILL BUMPS - Jackie Cannon
                                                                                                    18. MOASIN' - The Vice-Roys
                                                                                                    19. WOWSVILLE – Bob Taylor
                                                                                                    20. A LA CARTE - James 'Red' Holloway
                                                                                                    21. DJ BLUES - Red Hewitt And The Buccaneers
                                                                                                    22. LEOPARD MAN - Joe Wallace
                                                                                                    23. IT'S LOVE – Jay Fanning
                                                                                                    24. HOY HOY – Clyde Stacey
                                                                                                    25. WIGGLING FOOL – Jack Hammer
                                                                                                    26. TEEN TWIST – Buddy Miller
                                                                                                    27. LITTLE BIT – Bobby Lonero
                                                                                                    28. KILLIN' JIVE - The Cats & The Fiddle
                                                                                                    29. I'M PACKIN' - Billy Devroe And The Devilaires
                                                                                                    30. MOVE ALONG - Johnny & The Baa-Baas
                                                                                                    31. SEXY WAYS – The Midnighters
                                                                                                    32. AH SO! – The Highlights

                                                                                                    DISC TWO:
                                                                                                    1. ROCKIN' ROCHESTER USA – The Tempests
                                                                                                    2. DATELESS NIGHT - Allen Page And The Deltones
                                                                                                    3. ROCKIN BILLY - Johnny Stark
                                                                                                    4. KEE RO RYIN' - Johnnie & Jonie
                                                                                                    5. ALL NIGHT LONG – Bob Luman
                                                                                                    6. REAL COOL - Duane De Santo
                                                                                                    7. LONELY SATURDAY NIGHT – Don French
                                                                                                    8. CHEROKEE – Jo Ann Castle
                                                                                                    9. INTOXICA – The Revels
                                                                                                    10. THE MESSAGE - The Four Plaid Throats
                                                                                                    11. THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN – Kay Starr
                                                                                                    12. ZODIAC BLUES - Bell Book And Candle
                                                                                                    13. PETER GUNN - Frankie Capp Percussion Group
                                                                                                    14. I'M MAD – Willie Mabon
                                                                                                    15. SONG OF THE NAIROBI TRIO - The Fortune Tellers
                                                                                                    16. DRAGONFLY - Tommy Dee & The Mellotones
                                                                                                    17. TARZAN – Bobby Williams
                                                                                                    18. BALLIN' KEEN - Bob & Terry Caraway
                                                                                                    19. ONE AND ONLY – David Houston
                                                                                                    20. I CAN'T SIT STILL – Misty Bonner
                                                                                                    21. BOP BOY – Bill Hayes
                                                                                                    22. BABY PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME - Sweetie Jones
                                                                                                    23. YOU HURT ME SO – Leon Mach
                                                                                                    24. THERE'S GONNA BE ROCKIN' TONIGHT – Gar Bacon
                                                                                                    25. RIGOR MORTIS - The Gravestone Four
                                                                                                    26. WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT - Ron Feuer
                                                                                                    27. BLUE TANGO – Terry Snyder
                                                                                                    28. RATTLE SHAKIN' MAMA - Mel McGonnigle
                                                                                                    29. CHOO CHOO – The Cables
                                                                                                    30. HOT DOG – Buck Owens
                                                                                                    31. THE DANCING KATYDIDS – The Myrogens

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    Ambient Punk Vol II

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

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

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

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                          Trailblazing instrumental synth pop experiments created to soundtrack Japan’s booming 1980s cartoon and comic industries. The brightly futuristic instrumentals on this collection reflect the mindset of composers and musicians who believed in a technological future where everything was possible.

                                                                                                          In the late 1980s Japan experienced a brief but heady period where societal changes combined with new-found wealth to open up a world of possibilities. A huge influx of cash - artificially created by slashed interest rates after an agreement with the US to weaken the dollar relative to the yen - resulted in the inflation of real estate and stock market at a rapid pace. While the economic bubble it created was unprecedented and impossible to sustain, for a while money was in plentiful supply.

                                                                                                          The musical genre City Pop reflected the aspirations of the country’s booming leisure class. Video games flourished with Nintendo's 1983 launch of their Family Computer (or FamiCom). Studio Ghibli was founded 1985 to later became one of the most famous and respected animation studios in the world, and Anime and Manga were established as major forms of entertainment for all generations of the Japanese public.

                                                                                                          Music was no mere footnote to the anime and manga boom: the two forms of media often went hand in hand, and not simply through the presence of background melodies. With generous budgets available, even two-dimensional static manga comics could be released with an accompanying soundtrack of original music known as an ‘Image Album’.

                                                                                                          Composer and arranger Kazuhiko Izu was one such beneficiary of this open budget approach. Written to accompany artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga comic Domu, the composer and arranger took advantage of the world-leading (and wallet-busting) Japanese synthesiser technology available at King Records’ fully equipped studio. Featured on this compilation, A3: Act 2 Scene 26 reflected the story’s sci fi themes with a blazingly futuristic yet warmly funky slice of synth pop that presents a joyful celebration of synthesisers and their seemingly endless possibilities.

                                                                                                          Kan Ogasawara was another composer who made early mastery of the litany of synthesisers, drum machines and sequencers that had become available. Two tracks written to accompany the 1985 period manga Yume No Ishibumi are featured here; Honowo’s experimental electronic textures add spice to a jaunty electro pop melody that recalls the Rah band’s 1983 hit Messages From Stars; the jazz-tinged Utage rounds out Ogasawara’s shimmering synth textures with beautifully crafted backing from legendary musicians Yuji Toriyama (guitar), Pecker (percussion) and Jun Fukamachi (piano).

                                                                                                          Before becoming one of the pioneers of Japanese Kankyo Ongaku (Ambient Music), Takashi Kokubo worked on the proto techno track Kiki (Jungle At Night). It was put together for the 1984 anime film Shonen Keniya (Kenya Boy) using some of the most expensive music technologies available at the time. This Africa-Inspired dance track offers a contemporary parallel to the early techno music that young Detroit based producers were then creating using cheap Japanese Roland drum machines and synthesisers.

                                                                                                          This is the first compilation of Japanese anime and manga soundtracks curated by Kay Suzuki and Rintaro Sekizuka from Vinyl Delivery Service (a Tokyo based online record shop which also operates in East London's renowned wine and hifi shop Idle Moments). With a cover by artist Kazuki Takakura and two pages of liner notes, this vinyl only compilation of music never before released outside of Japan, captures a vital aural snapshot of an era whose forward-thinking sounds went hand in hand with cutting edge technology.

                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Matt says: A selection of era-defining Japanese electronic music that's had everyone from Horsebeach to Ruf Dug salivating at the bit! City-pop, neon-boogie, undefined synthscapes and an inflated sweetness synonymous with the Anima & Manga scenes.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Kan Ogasawara - Honowo
                                                                                                          2.Ichiro Nitta - Shadow Rhythm
                                                                                                          3.Kazuhiko Izu - Act 2 Scene 26
                                                                                                          4.Yoshinobu Hiraiwa - Into The Jungle
                                                                                                          5.Takashi Kokubo & Nobuyoshi Koshibe - Kiki (Jungle At Night)
                                                                                                          6.Kan Ogasawara - Utage
                                                                                                          7.Open Sesame! - Scrab
                                                                                                          8.Keiichi Oku - Ryoko’s Theme 

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969

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

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

                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                        Time to Attack the Dancefloor once more as we supply some heavy Disco & House weaponry. Featuring the brand new remix of Opolopo's storming 'Stroke my Disco' by dutch funkateers Fouk who double down on the Piano and Clav workouts for the peak time. Exclusive new material from Wipe The Needle who's 'Skyscrapers' track is a modern Jazz-Funk masterpiece, heavy on the flute and soulful bass. On the flip Dave Lee takes it back to '97 with his rework of Backroom Productions 'Classic Vibe' which sees him flex his house-ier muscles, re-arranging the classic elements and adding extra keys to this much loved underground tune. Finishing off the EP is Dave's remix of nu-soul diva Raquel Rodriguez, where he crafts Raquel's dynamic vocal delivery over chunky Disco drumming & soulful synths before letting loose into Roy Ayers-esque vibes finale!

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Opolopo - "Stroke My Disco" (Fouk Remix)
                                                                                                                        Wipe The Needle - "Skyscrapers"
                                                                                                                        Backroom Productions - "Classic Vibe" (Dave Lee Remix)
                                                                                                                        Raquel Rodriguez - "Undone" (Dave Lee's Disco Blend)

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

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

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        CD 1 - Continuos Mix By Will Saul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                        Baby Driver - Music From The Motion Picture

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

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

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                          Back Fire - The Rhythm, The Blues, The Hot Guitar Part 2

                                                                                                                            The Mojo Man says: You’re holding a "fine frame, no parts lame" platter filled to the brim with boss gee-tar tunes from the golden age of music. It’s hard to stand still. All the cats conjugate to elucidate. Very different guitar styles from "slick" to "mean" and everything in between. This disc is loaded with hepcats from all fronts, mad aces in their places. 

                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                            Back From The Canigo - Garage Punks Vs Freakbeat Mods: Perpignan 1989-1999

                                                                                                                              The Liminanas have been international stars since 2010. A few years earlier, the Hushpuppies were in the spotlight. Two groups from North Catalunya who have written some of the most beautiful pages of French rock thanks to their garage and neo-sixties style. Two groups born from the flourishing sixties style punk and mod scene of the 1990s in Perpignan. Back from the Canigo explores that decade, which saw the emergence of more than twenty groups from different scenes that were to fuse together in the end. Through more than thirty tracks, many of which are released here for the first time, this album brings to light the pioneering work of Les Gardiens du Canigou and of The Ugly Things, as well as eleven other groups who make worthy heirs to the former. From savage garage revival to sixties punk, from mid-sixties freakbeat to more psychedelic sounds.

                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                              Back To Black: Songs From The Original Motion Picture

                                                                                                                                The official soundtrack release to the new film of Amy Winehouse, Back  To Black, releasing Spring 2024. Amy Winehouse is widely considered as one of the greatest artists in recent history, selling more than 30 million records worldwide. Her acclaimed self-produced 2006 album Back to Black, propelled her to global stardom, going on to win a (then) record breaking 5 Grammy Awards, including Record Of The Year and Song of The Year for hit single Rehab.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                Single LP/CD
                                                                                                                                1. Amy Winehouse - What Is It About Men
                                                                                                                                2. Amy Winehouse - Stronger Than Me
                                                                                                                                3. Amy Winehouse - Know You Now
                                                                                                                                4. The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack
                                                                                                                                5. Billie Holiday - All Of Me
                                                                                                                                6. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
                                                                                                                                7. Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs
                                                                                                                                8. Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy
                                                                                                                                9. Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game
                                                                                                                                10. Sarah Vaughan Featuring Clifford Brown - Embraceable You
                                                                                                                                11. Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
                                                                                                                                12. Nick Cave – Song For Amy

                                                                                                                                Double LP/CD
                                                                                                                                Disc 1:
                                                                                                                                1. Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser
                                                                                                                                2. Amy Winehouse - What Is It About Men
                                                                                                                                3. Amy Winehouse - Stronger Than Me
                                                                                                                                4. Amy Winehouse - I Heard Love Is Blind
                                                                                                                                5. The Specials - Ghost Town
                                                                                                                                6. Amy Winehouse - Know You Now
                                                                                                                                7. Little Anthony & The Imperials - I'm On The Outside (Looking In)
                                                                                                                                8. The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack
                                                                                                                                9. Billie Holiday - All Of Me
                                                                                                                                10. The Shangri-Las - Dressed In Black
                                                                                                                                11. Donny Hathaway - I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
                                                                                                                                12. The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun
                                                                                                                                13. Amy Winehouse - Fuck Me Pumps

                                                                                                                                Disc 2:
                                                                                                                                1. Tony Bennett - Body & Soul
                                                                                                                                2. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
                                                                                                                                3. Amy Winehouse - Valerie (Live Lounge Version)
                                                                                                                                4. Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs
                                                                                                                                5. Willie Nelson - That’s Life
                                                                                                                                6. Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy
                                                                                                                                7. Amy Winehouse - (There Is) No Greater Love
                                                                                                                                8. Amy Winehouse - Me & Mr Jones
                                                                                                                                9. Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game
                                                                                                                                10. Amy Winehouse - Rehab
                                                                                                                                11. Sarah Vaughan Featuring Clifford Brown - Embraceable You
                                                                                                                                12. Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
                                                                                                                                13. Nick Cave - Song For Amy

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                                Back To Mine - Jungle

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                  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)

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