MAGIC MIX

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WEEK STARTING 17 May

Genre pick of the week Cover of Beat Incidental by Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield.
Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another favourite from the KPM 1000 series. 

They Say: Underscore moods and links - contemporary beat music idiom.

We say: Includes some of the most sublime, sub-ten second tracks you’re ever likely to hear, alongside more traditionally-lengthed library funk heat. The dream team of Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield are here at the helm of one of the most legendary of the legendary KPM albums, originally released in 1969.

Beat Incidental is psychedelic pop-soul that hits hard thanks to fuzz guitars, growling flutes, deep hammond grooves and drum breaks galore: it’s basically “drama jazz”.

As with all of their KPM re-issues, the audio for "Beat Incidental" comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. They’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.


FORMAT INFORMATION

Ltd LP Info: 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes.

James Brown

Sho Is Funky Down Here

    Sho is Funky Down Here and The Grodeck Whipperjenny are a pair of albums that are the result of an unlikely but highly productive musical relationship between James Brown, a superstar at the creative and commercial peaks of his long career, and David Matthews, a then young arranger-musician whose limited professional experience had little or nothing to do with the funk and soul of his collaborator. James Brown – Sho Is Funky Down Here James Brown’s psychedelic album, created by his then-bandleader David Matthews, and issued at the same time as Matthews’ classic The Grodeck Whipperjenny. Underground, fuzzy, rambling psych-funk. The genesis of Brown’s “Talking Loud And Saying Nothing,” a 1990s hip hop sample staple, informing A Tribe Called Quest, Large Professor, Brand Nubian and others. Both albums were lacquered directly from the original master tapes at Capitol Studios. This is the first official reissue of both of these rare titles. Each album contains an extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos. 

    Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of their favourites from the KPM 1000 series.

    They say: A Dramatic Suite Of Themes, Montage, Sequences And Generics.

    We say: An enormously influential and heavy KPM set of timeless, killer funk breaks from 1972 by the mighty John Cameron.

    "Jazzrock" is an aggressive, percussion-heavy album with an energy that leaves jaws on the floor. Breaks and beats for days with electric piano, bass loops, and pounding percussion. Funky jazz with a deep, tough, soundtrack feel.
    As with all of their KPM re-issues, the audio for "Jazzrock" comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. They’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
    And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!


    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Ltd LP Info: 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes.

    Stunning piece of work from Ben Vince and hot on the heels of his recently collaboration with Joy Orbison on Hessle Audio.

    Features collaborations with Micachu, Rupert Clervaux and more
    Must have for fans of Arthur Russell's 'World of Echo', The Necks and Jon Hassell as well as Peter Zumo's experimental saxophone compitions.

    There's a tangible sense of claustophobic tension permeating throughout; as if the walls of a deep underground chamber are slowly closing in on your and you haven't found the key...

    Terrifyingly brilliant! 


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