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Back in stock Cover of Dry - Remastered Vinyl Edition by PJ Harvey.

PJ Harvey

Dry - Remastered Vinyl Edition

    Dry is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey, originally released on Too Pure Records on 30 March 1992. The album was recorded at The Icehouse, a local studio in Yeovil. Critically lauded both on release and retrospectively, the album contains the singles “Dress’ and ‘Sheela-Na-Gig’

    Back in print for the first time in almost 20 years, Beggars Archive on behalf of Too Pure Records is pleased to announce the re-issue of Dry on vinyl. The album was remastered by the original producer “Head” and has been replicated to the original version as much as possible. 

    Pitchfork – “On her debut, Polly Jean Harvey matched Patti Smith’s incandescence with Bessie Smith’s lasciviousness, outplayed everyone on the British indie circuit, and became an instant star - 9.2”

    Devendra Banhart

    Vast Ovoid

      Devendra Banhart releases a four-song EP, Vast Ovoid, as a limited-edition 12” coloured vinyl 45. The EP features ‘Let’s See’, as well as Helado Negro’s remix of ‘Love Song’, and is a follow-up to Banhart’s latest studio album, Ma, which was released to critical acclaim in September 2019.

      "Banhart’s singular world remains as intoxicating as ever, as if all human life is here." – Q.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Ltd 12" Info: White 140 gram Vinyl.

      NS Kroo (Androo & Baba)

      Introduction

        After releasing on Stand High Patrol records and Music from Memory, Androo teams up with Baba aka NS Kroo to releases another EP. "Introduction" is a minimal and radical experience including 2 downtempo and 2 steppers with heavy raw dub mix inna wave dub style. 

        Galaxy II Orchestra

        Acid Rain

          Forgotten side project production from 1986, by Grammy award winning sound engineer Chris Lord Alge. Two versions of an oddball leftfield electro downtempo chugger and one previously unreleased patriotic monologue acompanied by heroic emotional piano - to be served with a sense of sarcasm. 

          Light Of Love

          Melting Pot

            Two early digi-reggae super rare masterpieces by Arnold Brackenridge, made available again, now on 12" format, remastered and restored from the artist's master tapes.

            KC & The Sunshine Band

            Let It Go (Parts 1+2)

              Dynamite cuts is proud to releases one of the all time b-boy breaks and club classic. KC & The Sunshine Band “Let It Go” part one is an up-tempo groove loaded with killer horns and vocals. Not forgetting on the flip one of the best DJ drum sample tools of all time.

              These amazing tracks are all MUST HAVE 45s Cuts! Loaded with classic B-Boy break, Loops and club dancers. 


              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Ltd 7" Info: 1x45 vinyl release with full colour sleeve.

              Earth, Wind And Fire

              45s Collection

                Dynamite cuts is proud to releases another Monster 7” double pack. The one and only Earth, Wind & Fire. 4 tracks taken from the anthemic first LP

                These amazing tracks are all MUST HAVE 45s Cuts! Loaded with classic B-Boy break, Loops and club dancers. 


                FORMAT INFORMATION

                2xLtd 7" Info: 2x45 vinyl release with full colour sleeve.

                Back in stock Cover of Club Meduse 2 - Retour Au Club Compiled By Charles Bals by Various Artists.
                In the summer of 2018 Beachfreaks Records founder and celebrated crate digger Charles Bals threw open the doors of Club Meduse, an imaginary open-air venue on the Cote D’Azure where the obscure but inspired soundtrack is always humid, sun-kissed, synthesizer-heavy and proudly European. The resultant compilation was acclaimed by both music critics and record buyers, so two years on Bals has once more joined forces with Spacetalk to re-open Club Meduse for another imaginary summer season beneath the baking-hot Mediterranean sun. Acting again as in-house DJ, Bals has dipped into his personal stash of obscure, overlooked and little-known gems and selected a soundtrack rich in drowsy chanson vocals, glistening Spanish guitar lines, Latin-tinged drum machine rhythms, rushing Fairlight stabs and sparkling synthesizer sounds. Having gone to great lengths to track down the musicians behind the music, he’s joined in the virtual DJ booth by a wealth of forgotten artists whose magical music he holds so dear.

                This time round there’s an undeniable 1980s flavour to proceedings with all but one of the tracks – Claude Miss’s African-influenced 1990 Balearic pop shuffler “Paco Ye Adame” – being produced and released during the decade. As with its predecessor, Meduse (Retour au Club) contains a mixture of off-kilter, barely known dancefloor cuts and the kind of drowsy, slow-motion tracks that are best suited to lazy afternoons by the pool and early evenings spent squinting towards the sunset. In this category you’ll find the ambient-pop bliss of Lili’s fretless bass and Flamenco guitar-sporting “Gitana Morena”, the slow-motion brilliance of Belgian outfit Capco’s “No Vayas Al Sol” (featuring the vocals of future Benelux pop star BeaLuna), the trumpet-laden magic of Nathalie David’s “Coup De Foudre (Instrumental)” – a track written by her songwriter father Jacques Bendavid – and the Mediterranean pop slickness of Jean-Claude Watrin’s “Game City”.

                If dancing in your Speedos or swimming costume is your thing, Bals also has you covered. Check, for example, the “Midnight Mix” of Jade 4 U’s Praga Khan produced 1988 gem “Rainbows” – a prize slice of new beat/synth pop fusion powered forward by a bold, headline-grabbing bassline – or De Dion’s “Sexy Cola (Glu Glu Version)”, a jaunty, hard-to-explain mixture of pop cheeriness, Art of Noise experimentation and summer holiday glee. Or for that matter the reggae/zouk/electro fusion of Les 36 15’s effervescent “Zoulous (Remix)” and the boogie-era Gallic jazz-funk of Marc et Frank’s “Cap’tain Coke” – a cut recorded in a Paris studio by two prisoners on day release, jointly funded by the French ministries of justice and culture. When you’re done dancing, there’s plenty to soundtrack those wide-eyed late night romantic moments too, not least the bubbly, 80s-soul influenced chanson delight of Weekend Millionaire’s “Exit”, the gentle reggae/synth-pop fusion of L’s private press delight “La Boite Musique” and Cecilia’s seductive synth-pop shuffler “Chocolat”, the B-side of a seven-inch single that now changes hands for hundreds of pounds online.

                Back in stock Cover of Ello Koko - Inc. Flamingo Pier / JKriv Remix by Tigerbalm.

                Tigerbalm

                Ello Koko - Inc. Flamingo Pier / JKriv Remix

                As one half of British twosome Earthboogie, Nicola Rose Robinson has spent the last few years offering up joyously tropical musical fusions on Leng. She continues to explore and blur those boundaries with her new solo project, Tigerbalm, whose debut single “Ello Koko” is as colourful a concoction as you’d expect.

                Robinson first started work on the track while travelling in Lombok, Indonesia, drawing influence from her humid surroundings, the country’s distinctive musical culture, and the far-sighted blend of aural inspirations. On returning to the UK, she enlisted the assistance of Alex Searle (bass and lead guitar) and Patrick Dawes (percussion) to complete her musical vision.

                Opening with an infectious rhythm rich in disco drums and ear-catching hand percussion patterns, “Ello Koko” brilliantly blends flash-fried tropical funk guitars, squelchy electro synths, weighty dub disco bass, warm electric piano chords and sampled Indonesian vocal snippets. The resultant dancefloor-focused workout is simultaneously low-slung, jaunty and kaleidoscopic: it’s as impressive a solo debut as we’ve heard for some time.

                As you’d expect, Robinson’s original version comes backed with some similarly inspired remixes. The first revision comes courtesy of rising stars Flamingo Pier, a collective whose glorious fusions of electrofunk, disco, Latin and African rhythms regularly explore similar sonic territory as “Ello Koko”. Their take on the track is powered forwards by an elastic synth bassline, Nile Rodgers style disco guitars, NYC boogie style lead lines and Patrick Dawes’ superb percussion. It’s a summer-fresh treat.

                To complete the package, Razor ‘N’ Tape co-founder and Escort band member JKriv sticks a rocket up the backside of “Ello Koko” and turns it into an unfeasibly heavy dub disco treat. Alex Searle’s bassline and Dawes’ heady percussion dominate the mix, with Robinson’s dancing melodies stretching out atop the weighty grooves. Throw in some well-placed, delay-laden breakdowns and you have a version tailor made for celebratory peak-time moments.

                Back in stock Cover of Starry Eyed by Philip Michael Thomas.

                Philip Michael Thomas

                Starry Eyed

                Actor/singer Philip Michael Thomas impresses yet again this time not as Detective Ricardo Tubbs on the TV series Miami Vice alongside Don Johnson, but as composer and producer of another downtempo dreamy lovers rock escapade - “Starry Eyed” - featuring melting Spanish romantic spoken word break down. Previously unreleased, originally produced in 1985, fresh from the master tapes now out for the very first time on MISSYOU.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Patrick says: Now a total silver fox (google him!) one time Miami Vice hero P.M. Thomas, had a lesser known, but equally dope recording career. Somehow this one stayed in the can way back when, but it sounds like a killer to me. Reggae for the Balearic crowd...

                Back in stock Cover of Green by Hiroshi Yoshimura.

                Hiroshi Yoshimura

                Green

                  * First ever reissue of this groundbreaking ambient work.
                  * Produced in full cooperation with Yoshimura’s estate.
                  * Unseen original handwritten track notes by Yoshimura.

                  Barely known outside of his home country during his lifetime, the late Japanese ambient music pioneer Hiroshi Yoshimura has seen his global stature rise steadily in the past few years. The 2017 reissue of his lauded debut, Music For Nine Post Cards, along with a slow building cult internet following has helped ignite a renaissance in his acclaimed body of work, much of which has never been released outside of Japan. Known for his sound design and environmental music, Yoshimura worked on a number of commissions following the 1982 release of Music For Nine Post Cards, including works for museums, galleries, public spaces, TV shows, video art, fashion shows, and even a cosmetics company.

                  Originally released in 1986, GREEN is one of Hiroshi Yoshimura’s most well-loved recordings and a favorite of the artist himself. Recorded over the winter of 1985-86 at Yoshimura’s home studio, the compositions unfold at an unhurried pace, a stark contrast to the busy city life of Tokyo. As Yoshimura explained in the original liner notes, the album title in the context of this body of work is not meant to be seen as a color, but is rather used to convey “the comfortable scenery of the natural cycle known as GREEN”—which perfectly encapsulates the soothing and warm sounds contained on the album, although it was created utilizing Yamaha FM synthesizers, known for their crisp digital tones.

                  This edition marks the first reissue of the highly sought-after and impossible to find album. It features the original mix preferred by Yoshimura himself, previously available only on the initial Japanese vinyl release (a limited edition remixed version of the album, with added sound effects, was released on CD in the US). Additionally, this release is the first in our ongoing series, WATER COPY, focusing on the works of Hiroshi Yoshimura.


                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  Coloured LP Info: "Clear/Green Swirl" Coloured Vinyl.

                  Back in stock Cover of Scuttle by Grasshopper.

                  Grasshopper

                  Scuttle

                    Salt-bitten post-punk and ethereal introspection from Brighton's grasshopper (small ‘g’).

                    The culmination of eight years of playing together, 'SCUTTLE' features nine blistering and beautiful tracks filtered through the well-reverbed ears of Cure producer David M Allen. Ranging from the urgent and growling - as on 'I Think It's Time to Wake Up Now' and live favourite 'Backwards' - to the almost supernatural melancholy of album closers 'Hymn' and 'The Great Unravelling', 'SCUTTLE' is every bit as vital, original, and distinct as the seminal post-punk albums preceding it.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    LP Info: LP includes booklet and download code.
                    Second pressing.

                    Back in stock Cover of Nothing Like Us / Scream by Grasshopper.

                    Grasshopper

                    Nothing Like Us / Scream

                      Darkly melodic and possessed by an intense, driving urgency, grasshopper (with a small 'g') are a teenage band from Brighton whose youthful energy, DIY approach and unashamed ambition has seen them become a musical force to be reckoned with whilst all still teenagers. Fronted by the chiselled cheekbones and dramatic baritone vocals of singer-guitarist Javi, they fuse gothic post-punk, shoegaze and psychedelia into perfect moments full of passion, emotional complexity and ambiguous romanticism.

                      Gigging extensively around their hometown and beyond, grasshopper have supported the likes of the Charlatans and the Go Team and have played at the Isle of Wight Festival, Kendall Calling and Festival no.6 as special guests of Tim Burgess. The three tracks on the single are taken from the sessions for their debut album, recorded with legendary producer David M Allen (The Cure, Sisters of Mercy). With a sound evocative of the Chameleons, the Comsat Angels, Bauhaus or Interpol, grasshopper have a maturity and a musical grounding beyond their years, citing Nick Cave, Julian Cope, The Fall and Deerhunter among their influences.


                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Ltd 7" Info: Ultra limited black vinyl.


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