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WEEK STARTING 24 Jun

Genre pick of the week Cover of Vaudeville Villain (RSD22 EDITION) by Viktor Vaughn.

Viktor Vaughn

Vaudeville Villain (RSD22 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    For 2003's "Vaudeville Villain" MF DOOM took on yet another pseudonym. Where MF DOOM drew from Doctor Doom, Viktor Vaughn drew from the Doctor's government name, Victor von Doom. The influence of superheros and supervillians however goes much deeper than the nom de plume, the silver age sci-fi vibe is present, musically, throughout Vaudeville Villain. Long out of print on vinyl, Get On Down presents this landmark of MF DOOM's career as a double gatefold LP for RSD 2022.

    Sampa The Great

    Birds And The BEE9 (RSD22 EDITION)

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      Before her critically acclaimed album The Return (Ninja Tune), equal parts songwriter, poet, singer and lyricist Sampa The Great made her mixtape debut on Big Dada with Birds And The BEE9. The mixtape won the Australian equivalent of The Mercury Prize (The Australian Music Prize) and features production from Slowthai producer Kwes Darko and Silentjay (who produced the lionís share of The Return).

      5 years on it's been repressed on yellow and orange splatter vinyl and a liner note from Sampa The Great.

      A Tribe Called Quest / The Pharcyde

      Bizarre Tribe: A Quest To The Pharcyde

      From Amerigo Gazaway, the brainchild behind "Fela Soul". On his latest effort, ATCQ productions are re-orchestrated by using the original jazz, soul, and funk recordings sampled in their works paired with vocals from The Pharcyde. It's a beautiful pairing, offering lush, organic instrumentals for the streetwise raps to dance between. There's something quite effortless about the pairing, almost like they were always destined to go together. Definitely one of the strongest mash-up rap albums on the market at the moment...

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Matt says: Can't get enough of these Gazaway projects. One of his most celebrated is this one, utilizing Pharcyde vox and crate dug instrumentals informed by ATCQ. It's a brilliant concept, executed with so much confidence and style you'll be convinced it's collaboration by all artists involved - but this was all conceived in the AG studio!

      TRACK LISTING

      Side 1
      1. Tour Guide
      2. Runnin'
      3. Ya Mama & Stuff
      Side 2
      1. Soul Flower (We've Got)
      2. Bonita Keeps On Passin' Me By
      3. Otha Otha Fish
      Side 3
      1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
      2. Award Tour Guide
      3. Trust (part II)
      4. It Ain't Nothing Like (feat Kriminul)
      Side 4
      1. Interlude
      2. Lyrics To Let It Go
      3. Doin' Time (feat The Pharcyde & Sublime)
      4. Pharcyde Of The Moon (feat Black Moon - Bonus Track)

      G. Love & Special Sauce

      Philadelphia Mississippi

        Mixing old school blues and folk with new school hip-hop and funk, G. Love’s electrifying new album, Philadelphia Mississippi, brings together both sides of the genre-bending pioneer’s eclectic career in a wildly innovative and deeply reverent sonic pilgrimage to the heart of the South. Produced by North Mississippi All-Stars’ Luther Dickinson, the collection is loose and spontaneous, full of joyful, improvised performances and freewheeling collaborations with a slew of special guests including blues torchbearers like Alvin Youngblood Hart and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and rap icons like Schoolly D and Speech. It would have been easy for G. Love to play it safe coming off his GRAMMY-nominated 2020 release, The Juice, but Philadelphia Mississippi is perhaps his most adventurous collection to date, ditching all the rules as it experiments with form and function in an ecstatic celebration of music’s power to connect across genres and generations. Born Garrett Dutton in Philadelphia, PA, G. Love first broke out in the early ’90s with his band, Special Sauce, on their strength of their Gold-selling self-titled debut. Over the next three decades, he would go on to release seven more critically acclaimed albums with Special Sauce (plus five on his own), become a fixture on festival lineups from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza, and collaborate on the road and in the studio with artists as diverse as Lucinda Williams, Dave Matthews, The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson, Keb’ Mo’, and DJ Logic.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Love From Philly (feat. Schoolly D & Chuck Treece)
        2. Mississippi (feat. Alvin Youngblood Hart, R.L. Boyce & Speech)
        3. My Ball (feat. Freddie Foxxx & Jontavious Willis)
        4. Guitar Man (feat. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram)
        5. Kickin' (feat. Chuck Treece & Lady Alma)
        6. HipHopHarpin' (feat. Alvin Youngblood Hart)
        7. Laughing In The Sunshine
        8. I Ain't Living (feat. Tikyra Jackson)
        9. Lemonades (feat. Cam Kimbrough, Luther Dickinson & Chuck Treece)
        10. If My Mind Don't Change (feat. Sharde Thomas)
        11. Sauce Up! (feat. Trenton Ayers)
        12. The Philly Sound
        13. Shouts Out (feat. Trenton Ayers & R.L. Boyce)

        Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel And The Furious Five

        Sugar Hill Adventures - The Collection

          • A 2 LP set, drawing together all their Top 100 hits.
          • Featuring full length versions of the top 10 hits ‘The Message’, ‘White Lines’ and ‘Step Off’.
          • Plus the rare UK Mastermix of ‘White Lines’ and full length versions of other hits such as ‘Scorpio’, ‘Message II (Survival)’, and ‘Jesse’.
          • A new anthology showcasing the recording career of hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel And The Furious Five in a gatefold sleeve.

          Starting out in the 1970’s, Grandmaster Flash made waves on the New York scene as one of the hottest DJs around, thanks to his inimitable mixing style. Expanding his act to incorporate a team of talented MCs, Flash soon caught the eye of Sylvia Robinson at Sugarhill Records, leading to an impressive run of ground-breaking singles.

          Tracks such as ‘Freedom’, ‘The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel’ and ‘It’s Nasty’ were successful club records, all leading up to their mainstream chart breakthrough, ‘The Message’ (UK #8) in 1982.

          Although Flash departed in 1983, the band continued with Melle Mel at the helm and enjoyed further UK top 10 hits with ‘White Lines (Don’t Do It)’ (UK #7) and ‘Step Off’ (UK #8), as well as eight other Top 100 entries.

          TRACK LISTING

          Side A
          1 The Message
          2 Scorpio
          3 Message Ii (survival)
          Side B
          1 New York, New York
          2 White Lines (don’t Do It)
          3 Beat Street
          Side C
          1 Jesse
          2 Step Off
          3 We Don’t Work For Free
          Side D
          1 Pump Me Up
          2 World War Iii
          3 White Lines (don’t Do It) (uk Mastermix)

          Another collection of early cassette recordings from J Dilla featuring more raw unreleased original instrumentals. "Genius" includes 14 remastered tracks showcasing Dilla's sonic growth in the late 90s - including him rapping and singing, working out a track. It seems there is indeed no end to the amount of beatsmithery this pioneering artist forged before his untimely death back in 2006. Packaged in full color sleeve.

          Two years after the well-received compilation "Nebula," Himalaya Collective (probably the largest team of beatmakers in Poland) returns with another release. This time the Himalayan section of 24 producers (and some exceptional guests from outside the collective) will take us on a journey into the skies. On "Latawce" (which means "Kites" in English), we will hear 24 tracks with one goal in mind - to allow a maximum two-minute flight. The premiere (not accidentally) will take place on the 1st day of summer.

          The sound of each Kite has been colored thanks to the excellent mastering done by Eprom. The album's vinyl version was made in two options and with two different covers. @Eloprzemi is responsible for the design of the classic version, and the cover of the limited surprise vinyl was designed by Gbur. The limited edition is hand-numbered (111 copies), and the surprise is worth emphasizing the different colors of each vinyl! Crazy Action! Great album! The perfect soundtrack for the summer holidays 2022!


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