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Hit + Run Presents Road Kill Vol 1

    Debut of the "Hit + Run Presents Road Kill" compilation series. Volume 1 includes 29 exclusive and unreleased tracks by the Los Angeles underground and beyond, available on a limited-edition digipak CD. We're talking beat builders, wonky-hoppers, hip hopers, down-beaters, electronica lovers and just, in the case of the Gaslamp Killer, bonkers mentalists.

    Previously only available digitally and on CD, the compilation features some of LA’s best and brightest, along with a whole host of artists from around the world - including J Rocc, the Gaslamp Killer, Ras G, Daedelus, Knxwledge, Mndsgn, Jeremiah Jae, Kutmah and many more - all contributing tracks unavailable anywhere else.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. The Gaslamp Killer - Bullet Shells In My Sneakers
    2. Mono/Poly - Crew
    3. Shash’U - Akira
    4. Matthewdavid - Funky Yelling
    5. Jeremiah Jae (feat. Isreal And Oliver The 2nd) - ShamWow
    6. Mestizo - Love Me Hard
    7. Mndsgn - Golf Shirt
    8. Computer Jay - The Opposing Turf
    9. N8No Face (feat. Zackey Force Funk) - Fame
    10. The Gaslamp Killer - Road Kill Interlude
    11. Ras G - Coto Loco
    12. Daedelus - If I Fail
    13. J.Rocc - Red Wing
    14. Knxwledge - Need Wun
    15. Seven Davis Jr. - Samurai
    16. Sweatson Klank - Little Time To Fly
    17. Kutmah + Tehbis - Griots
    18. Mr. Feeds - Ride To The Moon
    19. Bei Ru - Bekaa Valley Hash
    20. Zackey Force Funk - Birdz
    21. Kevin D. Mize - Better Late Than
    22. Thavius Beck – Noble Roble
    23. Alter - Calle Primera
    24. Eras - Bangoria
    25. Bobby Evans - Le Witt
    26. Subtitle - 555 + 333
    27. Biff Chitlins - Dulce
    28. Adventure Time - Kick It
    29. Zackey Force Funk (feat. Reggie Blount) - Where Buffalo Roam.

    Various Artists

    Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987

      "Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 is the first volume of Captured Tracks’ new venture into compilations – Excavations. Dedicated to compiling forgotten music from the 1970s – 1990s that has a connection to Captured Tracks’ sound and aesthetic, this series will bridge the past to our current roster and showcase the kinds of sounds that inspire us. As an American label, we’ve often wondered why British, Aussie, and Kiwi indie rock from the ‘80s has had the most infuence on modern acts and the collector’s market. Outside of bands like R.E.M., the Rain Parade, the Dream Syndicate, and a few others, most of these bands received little attention from national or international press outlets and markets. The acts on this compilation have a true DiY spirit that lead many of these bands to self-record and self-release within tiny local scenes in small cities and college towns across America.

      Strum & Thrum aims to shed light on this forgotten era of jangly, melodic rock music that emerged from the ashes of post punk and helped kick start the indie rock boom of the early ‘90s that continues to this day. Indeed, many artists featured on Strum & Thrum went on to be part of this boom – Archer Prewitt from the Sea & Cake, Jon Ginoli from Pansy Division, Ric Menck from Velvet Crush, Brent Rademaker from Beachwood Sparks, Barbara Manning, and more went on to be in well known bands in the ‘90s. Spread across two LPs, Strum & Thrum includes an 80+ page booklet with an extensive oral history of the ‘80s indie scene, an introduction by Captured Tracks label head Mike Sniper, and tons of archival images and ephemera. Long live the jangle underground!"


      TRACK LISTING

      Disc 1:
      1. The Reverbs - Trusted Woods
      2. Start - Where I Want To Be
      3. Cyclones - I’m In Heaven
      4. Windbreakers - All That Stuff
      5. Primitons - All My Friends
      6. Bangtails - Patron Of The Arts
      7. The Love In - Late As Usual
      8. Sex Clark Five - She Collides With Me
      9. Three Hits - 5 O’Clock
      10. Crippled Pilgrims - Black And White (Alternate)
      11. Vandykes - Breakin My Heart
      12. Salem 66 - Seven Steps Down
      13. The Outnumbered - I Feel So Sorry Now
      14. The Darrows - Is It You

      Disc 2:
      15. Riff Doctors - Say Goodbye
      16. The Ferrets - She Was Unkind
      17. 28th Day - Pages Turn (Alternate)
      18. Great Plains - When Do You Say Hello?
      19. Downy Mildew - Purple Parlor
      20. The Strand - You And Me
      21. The White Sisters - Misery, Me, & You
      22. Absolute Grey - Remorse
      23. One Plus Two - Promise
      24. The Springfields - Sunflower
      25. Holiday - Change
      26. Pop Art - The Meeting
      27. The Reactions - Tomorrow’s Time Today
      28. A New Personality - Essential Things

      Various Artists

      No Photos On The Dancefloor! - Berlin Techno 2007-Today : Volume Two

        'No Photos on the Dance Floor! Berlin Techno 1992–Today', compiled by Heiko Hoffmann, follows a hugely successful photography and video art exhibition by the same name that was co-curated by Hoffmann and shown at C/O Berlin in late 2019. The exhibition included works by photographers and visual artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Romual Karmakar, Sven Marquardt and Camille Blake, that dealt with Berlin’s club culture since the fall of the wall. It was followed in 2020 by a book of the same name which collected together the most striking imagery from the exhibition alongside interviews and personal essays.

        'No Photos on the Dance Floor!' is the first compilation to trace the history of techno made in Berlin over the last three decades, with a selection of classics and hidden gems that have helped shape Berlin’s sound from the early 90s until now. The title refers to a particularity of the Berlin club scene: photography is banned in almost all the important clubs to allow partying together in a space where you can lose yourself to the music and feel free and safe at the same time.

        After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, abandoned spaces and buildings were waiting to be filled with new life in the form of clubs, bars, galleries, workshops, and studios. Berlin became the epicenter of a new nightlife culture that soon resonated around the world. Berlin’s techno scene was heavily influenced by the pioneering sounds of Detroit techno created by African-American producers such as Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Underground Resistance.

        Their records were imported to the Berlin DJ scene by the record store Hardwax, based on the ground floor of a building on Reichenberger Straße in Kreuzberg, from December 1989 onward. The original temples of DJ culture in New York amd Chicago, as well as the emerging rave culture developing in London and Manchester via Ibiza, would also go on to shape Berlin’s nightlife. Party series like Tekknozid and clubs such as Ufo, Tresor, and Planet can retrospectively be interpreted as the big bang of the first shared culture between Germany's East and West, having paved the way for what is still the last and biggest expression of European youth culture.
        Part 1 of the vinyl edition focuses on the period between 1992 and 2006, with early 90s tracks by Thomas Fehlmann and Moritz von Oswald’s 3MB project (who teamed up with Detroit’s Juan Atkins on compilation opener 'The 4th Quarter'), Berlin techno pioneer DJ Tanith and Mijk van Dijk’s short-lived project 9-10-Boy, von Oswald’s and Ernestus’ influential Maurizio alias, and Alec Empire, who would later go on to start influential noise/industrial band Atari Teenage Riot. Further key tracks from the first half of the aughts come from Mo Loschelder and Klaus Kotai’s Elektro Music Department label, Sleeparchive and Ableton Live-developer Robert Henke aka Monolake.

        Part 2 is drawn from tracks made between 2007 and today, starting at a point when the city became the center for a new creative community of international artists, DJs and producers who often favoured the minimalist aesthetic & musical styles of clubs such as Berghain, Bar25 and Watergate and stayed for the ease of living. Beginning with a remix by Plastikman aka Richie Hawtin of his Minus label signee Heartthrob, the two 12"s also feature contributions from Ben Klock, Avalon Emerson and Modeselektor.

        The record was compiled by Heiko Hoffmann, former editor of Groove magazine and co-curator and co-editor of the 'No Photos on the Dance Floor!' exhibition and accompanying book. The double-vinyl release also features full-format photography by George Nebieridze and Wolfgang Tillmans.


        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Heartthrob - Baby Kate (Plastikman Remix)
        A2. Ellen Allien - Go (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
        B1. Klockworks – Sean
        B2. Wax - Untitled (Wax No 30003 B)
        C1. Ancient Methods – Else
        C2. Dasha Rush - Outer Space
        C3. Avalon Emerson - The Frontier
        D1. Barker - Cascade Effect
        D2. Modeselektor - Kalif Storch
        D3. FJAAK - Breathe

        Felipe Gordon dives deep into the Local Talk vault and selected his favourite tracks for a proper rework.

        First up we got two stalwarts of the house scene, Kyodai and Fish Go Deep.
        Kyodai's 'Breaking' needs little introduction, the track is an anthem and got massive support from Kerri Chandler to Laurent Garnier and is still played to this day in clubs.
        Felipe puts his spin on the track, a Latin Jazz Rework that is destined to become a classic in its own right.

        Fish Go Deep made their debut on Local Talk with 'Off Script' back in 2016, it's a pure goosebumps track, dubby techno-soul at its finest.
        Felipe adds his twist with plenty of swing and clever drum programming.

        TRACK LISTING

        A. Kyodai - Breaking (Felipe Gordon Latin Jazz Rework)
        B. Fish Go Deep - Off Script (Felipe Gordon Rework)

        Key cuts from RS’s new compilation, spanning spoken word through to dancefloor stompers. Exhibiting some of the freshest new talents in electronic music alongside some established names.

        Volume 2 focuses on the dancefloor while Volume 1 takes a broader approach
        Disco sleeve with artwork designed by producer and graphic artist extraordinaire Big Ever FKA

        Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section International imprint curate the second instalment of SHOUTS, a 21 track compilation with a diverse selection of artists whose music spans spoken word, DIY funk, house, techno, trap, indie, RnB and the many sub genres in between. SHOUTS 2021 highlights the dynamic journey and sound of the Rhythm Section International imprint, this time focusing on a global selection of completely new artists. An opportunity to shout about the next generation of musical talent from across the UK, Ireland, US, Middle East, Australia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

        “SHOUTS 2021 celebrates the future sounds of Rhythm Section International and explores our intention to diversify what the label is moving forward. The direction and scope of the label has definitely widened. You reach a turning point when you want to explore other sounds that you’re interested in and the beauty of being an independent label has allowed us to do that. The SHOUTS series gives us an opportunity to release so many genres that we enjoy in one hit, and that
        has fed into our overall growth.” - Bradley Zero

        SHOUTS 2021 boasts an incredible selection of a once in a generation type of burgeoning talent. Kareem Ali, praised by the likes of Pitchfork and Resident Advisor for his cosmic house sounds, most notably the Quantum Blackness LP. Crack Magazine cover star - neo-classical artist CKTRL who made a huge impact with his beautiful track ‘Robyn’ earlier this year.
        GLOR1A and the Yokai the Deity remix for SHOUTS 2021 is rooted in FDM, a dance movement in NYC started from Jamaican culture. James Massiah whose stunning spoken word opens the compilation. Sami who also co-creates NPR’s Code Switch podcast. As well as Klein Zage, Adam Pits, Pookie, and too many more to mention.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Soso Tharpa - Milo Is Back
        A2. Tom Esselle - Lou's Groove
        A3. Pookie - Beast Mode
        B1. Hassan Abou Alam - Hella Mega Drive
        B2. Adam Pits - Cluster Funk
        B3. Kareem Ali - Black Futures

        Key cuts from RS’s new compilation, spanning spoken word through to dancefloor stompers. Exhibiting some of the freshest new talents in electronic music alongside some established names. Volume 2 focuses on the dancefloor while Volume 1 takes a broader approach.

        Disco sleeve with artwork designed by producer and graphic artist extraordinaire Big Ever FKA

        Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section International imprint curate the second instalment of SHOUTS, a 21 track compilation with a diverse selection of artists whose music spans spoken word, DIY funk, house, techno, trap, indie, RnB and the many sub genres in between. SHOUTS 2021 highlights the dynamic journey and sound of the Rhythm Section International imprint, this time focusing on a global selection of completely new artists. An opportunity to shout about the next generation of musical talent from across the UK, Ireland, US, Middle East, Australia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

        “SHOUTS 2021 celebrates the future sounds of Rhythm Section International and explores our intention to diversify what the label is moving forward. The direction and scope of the label has definitely widened. You reach a turning point when you want to explore other sounds that you’re interested in and the beauty of being an independent label has allowed us to do that. The SHOUTS series gives us an opportunity to release so many genres that we enjoy in one hit, and that has fed into our overall growth.” - Bradley Zero

        SHOUTS 2021 boasts an incredible selection of a once in a generation type of burgeoning talent. Kareem Ali, praised by the likes of Pitchfork and Resident Advisor for his cosmic house sounds, most notably the Quantum Blackness LP. Crack Magazine cover star - neo-classical artist CKTRL who made a huge impact with his beautiful track ‘Robyn’ earlier this year.
        GLOR1A and the Yokai the Deity remix for SHOUTS 2021 is rooted in FDM, a dance movement in NYC started from Jamaican culture. James Massiah whose stunning spoken word opens the compilation. Sami who also co-creates NPR’s Code Switch podcast. As well as Klein Zage, Adam Pits, Pookie, and too many more to mention.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Liluzu - Nano
        A2. Mafou - Warda
        A3. Nídia - Celebration
        B1. Yushh - 3.15
        B2. Dylan Bryne - Cherenkov Blue
        B3. Klein Zage - The Sayers

        The Sofrito crew return with four more tropical bangers to heat up the dancefloor! For the label's fifth outing they join forces with Joining forces with the talented Tropical Treats outfit from Sweden, who you'll remember from the ace "Afrikan Rhythms" 12″ on GAMM in 2009. The "Tropical Soundclash EP" covers raw Afro-funk, heavy cumbia, Caribbean disco and hot carnival rhythms, perfect for your Tropical Discotheque! On side A "Rift Valley Groove" is a wicked piece of Afro-funk, while "Cumbia Colombiana" features a heavy percussive rhythm and blasting horns. Side B opens with the speedy carnival drumming and call-and-response vocal of "Ca Ca Yé" - perfect for a mood change on the dancefloor - with "Tabou For The People" bringing up the rear in Afro-disco style, all played live.




        TRACK LISTING

        A Side:
        Rift Valley Groove (Tropical Treats Edit)
        Cumbia Colombiana (Tropical Treats Edit)

        B Side:
        Ca Ca Yé (Frankie Francis Edit)
        Tabou For The People (Sofrito Edit Feat. L. Barrabas)

        Various Artists

        MM DISCOS 01

          MM Discos originally emerges from the passion of two friends who share the same fondness for records made just of vinyl, after years spent hunting, collecting and spinning them. This is driven by the intention of bringing to light the work of talented newcomer artists.

          MM Discos is born with no musical prejudices whatsoever but undoubtedly influenced by a certain mix of genres in which one can identify, among others, Disco, Synth-Pop and Italo.

          Our first track is a groovy Edit, produced back-to-back by notorious Akirahawks, Capo di Tutti I capi of the Berlin scene and House Mannequin's frontman, and Enzino, responsible of his own editions at Encino's Rec. and one of the most significant representatives of the Balearic sound around the world.

          The second cut is brought to you by the enigmatic MSMCI, who has masterfully deployed all his skills to put together a killer House track drizzled with soft-spoken vocals that carries the listener to an evocative world of Daiquiris, palm trees and girls in bikini.

          On the B-side, Marvin & Guy coming hard after a series of successes on Hivern Discs and Young Adults, combining Synth-pop and Italo crystalising in a Nordic 80's-influenced Edit ready to rock the dance floor.

          And last but not least the ultimate Edit produced by Just John. The ineffable producer from JohnWaynes, well known for his works for Mule Music, Endless Flight and Let's Play House, delivers an inspired self-righteous hymn for Italo Disco ready to become and instant cult classic.

          TRACK LISTING

          A1. Enzino's Vs Akirahawks - House Fever
          A2. MSMCI - Superstition Ain't The Mix
          B1. Marvin & Guy - PJB
          B2. Unknown Artist - Xaipao (Just John Transit Remix)

          Emotions Electric with the first Various EP for the label. Strong quality selection of deep soulful Detroit influenced techno tracks from some of the finest underground producers, artwork hand painted by Abdul Haqq / Third Earth. Highly recommended!

          TRACK LISTING

          A1. Reedale Rise - Larial
          A2. Zuleta - Where
          B1. Derek Carr - Outer Rim Project
          B2. John Shima - Programmed Reality

          Various Artists

          The Men In The Glass Booth: Part 1

            In May 1976 a record was released that would have an unforeseen and lasting impact on the music industry “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure was an early release on the New York independent label Salsoul Records. America was in the grip of a disco explosion with new clubs opening on a weekly basis; Salsoul saw what was happening and swiftly created a sound for their label, heavily influenced by the music then coming out of Philadelphia, aimed directly at New York’s dance-floors. Records like “Salsoul Hustle,” “Tangerine” and “You’re Just The Right Size” by The Salsoul Orchestra borrowed heavily from the beautifully orchestrated Philadelphia International records but added a more percussive, bass heavy depth that New York’s DJs loved. So what was so special about this particular single then? Double Exposure was, after all, just another band, “Ten Percent” just another song; one of many “disco” records released that week. First of all Salsoul became the first record label to make a twelve inch single available to Joe Public - the exotic format was previously only available to DJs as promotional items or bought under the counter at certain record stores. Not only that though, the extended version was created by Walter Gibbons, a DJ at New York’s Galaxy 21 who’d built his reputation making exclusive versions of tracks to play in his sets.

            In 1976 it was unheard of for a DJ to set foot in a recording studio, being seen as little more than living jukeboxes by the serious music industry. Recording studios were strictly the domain of recording artists and producers so Walter found himself in a unique position, gaining access to a world no DJ had been granted before.

            Or so we thought...
            The Men In The Glass Booth tells the full story. Featuring ground breaking re-edits and remixes by some of the Disco era's most influential DJs including Walter Gibbons, Bobby DJ Guttadaro, Tom Savarese, Jellybean Benitez, Tee Scott and John Luongo, this opulent release also includes a 40 page book which features exclusive photos and insights from some of the story's key figures.


            STAFF COMMENTS

            Patrick says: BBE answer the prayers of all us non-millionaire disco fans, taking us on a journey through the alternative 12" history via this exhaustive collection of acetates and DJ edits. Mega!

            Italo-Disco, (at times abbreviated as Italo) is a music genre which originated in Italy and was mainly produced from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. The origin strongly tied to marketing efforts of the ZYX record label, which began licensing and marketing the music outside Italy in 1982. The genre faded in the early 1990s. Italo disco evolved from the then-current dance music (including hi-NRG) and developed into a diverse genre. The genre employs drum machines, synthesizers, occasionally vocoders and usually sung in English. This compilation contains some of the long lost tracks of the genre restored for the first time on CD. Vivien Vee "Remember" and Capricorn "I Need Love," are early work by Italian pioneer Claudio Simonetti (Goblin). All tracks digitally remastered along with its booklet, the original artwork and the original recording and extended versions.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Mr Flagio - Take A Chance
            2. My Mine - Hypnotic Tango
            3. Clio - Faces
            4. Charlie - Spacer Woman
            5. Capricorn - I Need Love
            6. Wet - That’s The Game
            7. Doctor’s Cat - Feel The Drive
            8. Wish Key - Orient Express
            9. P Lion - Happy Children
            10. Vivien Vee - Remember

            Gentrified Underground presents an interdisciplinary project tackling the sonic fiction & afrofuturism of Drexciya.
            2x12", Cover by Abdul Qadim Haqq, 56 Page Bubble Chamber booklet included!

            2x12", Cover by Abdul Qadim Haqq, 56 Page Bubble Chamber booklet included!

            Gentrified Underground presents an interdisciplinary project tackling the sonic fiction & afrofuturism of Drexciya.

            Thought as an extension to the Bubble Chamber exhibition happening at Mikro & UP STATE Zürich, GU releases a 2x12 vinyl compilation and a booklet with contributions by Abdul Qadim Haqq, Charlie Mills, chukwumaa, Dominiqueh White, Gentrified Underground, Maïté Chéniere and tracks by Xor Gate (Gerald Donald), Shawescape Renegade, DJ Dijital, Plant43, The Exaltics, Kuldaboli, Iko, Tom Ware, Luz1e and Sansibar.

            The goal of this compilation is to showcase the reach and influence which Drexciya had on generations of electronic music producers while linking them together with compositorial predecessors from the early 80s. The musical timeline of the compilation starts from 1982 and reaches its contemporary end in 2019.

            The 56 pages booklet contains unseen and unreleased Drexciyan drafts by Abdul Qadim Haqq, an interview between him and GU, contemporary art contributions by chukwumaa, Dominiqueh White and Maïté Chéniere and an academic essay by Charlie Mills.

            "More than twenty years after their first release, the sonic fictions produced by Drexciya, the Detroit based electronic duo founded by James Stinson and Gerald Donald at the start of the 1990s, continues to enthral contemporary cultural practitioners. By reimagining the Transatlantic Slave Trade as a fiction of enforced mutation, the Drexciya mythos opened, and continues to open, a speculative space for the reimagining of the posthuman condition, and for questions of becoming, origin and mutation in relation to capitalism, finance and futurity." - Kodwo Eshun



            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: A ridiculously exciting and comprehensive look at the influence Drexciya has had on electronic music since their inception in the mid 90's through to the present day. Includes gorgeous looking booklet and all sorts of exciting archival gems. An essential piece for any electronic fans.

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Xor Gate - Hyperbola
            A2. Shawescape Renegade - Soldiers Of Electro
            A3. DJ Dijital - I Am Morpheus
            B1. Plant43 - Evapotranspiration
            B2. The Exaltics - Don´t Ask Me Why
            B3. Kuldaboli- Draumur Inní Heilann þinn
            C1. Iko - Approach On Tokyo
            C2. Tom Ware - Take Time To Hurry
            C3. Kuldaboli - Beygluð Sál
            D1. Luz1e – Transvision
            D2. Sansibar - Cyberdine Systems

            **Import item!! {DETROIT}

            - Strictly pre-orders only!

            - Limited copies!

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Marcellus Pittman - Everybody Party
            A2. Javontte - Late Night Love
            A3. Rick Wilhite And Delano Smith Ft Jon Dixon - Neo Solaris
            B1. Rick Wilhite And Delano Smith - 11 Minutes Of Funk
            B2. Jon Dixon - Belle Isle Bounce
            C1. Norm Talley - Dreaming In Detroit
            C2. Gerald Mitchell AKA Soul Saver - KAORI
            D1. Kenny Dixon Jnr - I'm Goin Black
            D2. Delano Smith - Hot Lovely Relations
            E1. Omar S. - VAT 69 (Godson Mix)
            F1. Rick Wilhite And Delano Smith - Pipe Putta 

            Various Artists

            1 Love

              Originally released in 2002 in partnership with NME to celebrate their 50th anniversary and 50 years since NME printed the first ever singles chart in the UK. 1 Love saw the cream of British artists come together to pick their favourite number one to cover. Having appeared on the 1995 HELP album, Oasis continued their support of War Child with an acoustic rendition of Slade’s Christmas classic ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’. Stereophonics chose ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ with Kelly Jones’s gravelly vocal complementing this stripped back version of the track written by Prince, performed by The Family and taken to number one by Sinead O’Connor in 1990.

              Faithless and Dido stamped their mark on Beats International’s ‘Dub Be Good To Me’ whilst Jimmy Eat World transformed Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’ stripping it back but keeping the dark and ominous mood of the original. The Prodigy themselves paid homage to Liam Howlett’s heroes The Specials with their own brooding version of ‘Ghost Town’.

              The Manic Street Preachers joined Oasis in appearing on their second album for War Child with a cover of ‘Out Of Time’ and Muse began their journey with the charity by adding their unique spin to 1964 number one ‘The House of the Rising Sun’ by The Animals.

              Elsewhere Elbow take on Thunderclap Newman with a low-fi cover of ‘Something In The Air’, there are contributions from Starsailor, Badly Drawn Boy teams up with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Feeder give a haunting, pre-John Lewis cover of ‘The Power of Love’.

              1 Love is part of a series of four releases by War Child Records making the amazing music artists have donated to the charity available on DSPs and vinyl for the first time. All proceeds from these releases will directly fund War Child’s life saving work with children affected by conflict.


              TRACK LISTING

              Side A
              Starsailor – All Or Nothing
              Feeder – The Power Of Love
              Sugababes – Killer
              Muse – House Of The Rising Sun
              Side B
              Stereophonics – Nothing Compares 2 U
              Faithless And Dido – Dub Be Good To Me
              Oasis – Merry Christmas Everybody
              Elbow – Something In The Air
              Side C
              The Reelists Ft. Ms Dynamite – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
              Manic Street Preachers – Out Of Time
              Badly Drawn Boy And Jools Holland & His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra – Come On Eileen
              The Prodigy – Ghost Town
              Side D
              Jimmy Eat World – Firestarter
              Darius – Pretty Flamingos
              More Fire Crew Ft Gabrielle – Dreams
              McAlmont And Butler – Back For Good

              Various Artists

              Help! A Day In The Life

                To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iconic HELP album a new generation of artists came together to create, at the time, the fastest album ever. They recorded Help! A Day In The Life on Thursday 8th September 2005 which the record available for download just 32 hours later.

                Bands delivered tracks from all around the world, Damon Albarn cancelled a flight to China so Gorillaz could record their track, Hong Kong. The Kaiser Chiefs recorded a cover version of I Heard It Through the Grapevine whilst on tour in Berlin, Damien Rice delivered Cross-Eyed Bear in a break recording his second album in Dublin and the Manic Street Preachers sent in their third contribution to a War Child album, Leviathan, from South Wales. In a late addition to the tracklisting Chris Martin recorded a new vocal and lyrics for How You See The World No. 2 from New York and Tuarweg musicians Tinawiren sent in Cler Achel from Paris.

                Elbow recorded a new song called Snowball, which lead singer Guy Garvey described as dealing with his outrage at the UK involvement in the Iraq conflict. Its first line: "The biggest mistakes will be forgiven but the snowball of white lies will crush our hearts.” And a significant contribution came from Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier and refugee from Sudan who donated the track Gua.

                Alongside The Manic Street Preachers and Radiohead, John Squire also returned from the original HELP album to design the cover of Help! A Day which also features illustrations from Paul Smith and Duncan Lloyd of Maximo Park.

                Help! A Day In The Life will be available in classic black vinyl, red vinyl exclusive to War Child Records D2C store and yellow exclusive to independent retailers.

                Help! A Day In The Life is part of a series of four re-releases by War Child Records making the amazing music artists have donated to the charity available on DSPs and vinyl for the first time. All proceeds from these releases will directly fund War Child’s life saving work with children affected by conflict.


                TRACK LISTING

                Side A
                Coldplay – How You See The World No. 2
                Razorlight – Kirby’s House
                Radiohead – I Want None Of This
                Keane And Faultline – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
                Emmanuel Jal – Gua
                Side B
                Gorillaz – Hong Kong
                Manic Street Preachers – Leviathan
                Kaiser Chiefs – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
                Damien Rice – Cross-Eyed Bear
                Side C
                The Magic Numbers – Gone Are The Days
                Tinariwen – Cler Achel
                The Coral – It Was Nothing
                Mylo – Mars Needs Women
                Maximo Park – Wasteland
                Side D
                Elbow – Snowball
                Bloc Party – The Present
                Hard Fi – Help Me Please
                The Go! Team – Phantom Broadcast
                Babyshambles – From Bollywood To Battersea

                Various Artists

                Hope

                  Hope was first released in partnership with The Daily Mirror in April 2003 as a response to the Iraq War, the artist community came together for War Child once more with some of the biggest names in music recording an album of exclusive tracks in just three weeks to raise vital funds to give hope to the children of Iraq.

                  George Michael contributed a beautiful cover of Don McLean’s ‘The Grave’ a song originally written in protest to the Vietnam War that has resonated with him as a 7-year-old and perfectly captured his sentiments about the Iraq crisis. Travis continued the anti-war theme with an acoustic version of ‘The Beautiful Occupation’ and Paul McCartney added to the project with an alternate rendition of ‘Calico Skies’ which contains a poignant verse about the futility of all wars. New Order added their take on Jimmy Cliff’s 1969 anti-war protest song ‘Vietnam’.

                  David Bowie donated the Metro Mix of ‘Everyone Says ‘Hi’’ exclusively for Hope and Basement Jaxx teamed up with Jamaican MC Yellowman for ‘Love Is The Answer’.

                  Beverly Knight delivered a powerful vocal performance of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Love’s In Need of Love Today’ whilst The Charlatans followed up their cover of ‘Time For Livin’ from the 1995 HELP album with Curtis Mayfield’s ‘We Gotta Have Peace’ and Beth Orton adds a sombre beauty to The Family Five’s ‘Ooh Child’.

                  The album is wrapped up by Yusuf / Cat Stevens who recorded his first pop song for 25 years with a new version of his 1971 hit ‘Peace Train’ with South African choir the Incwenga Singers.

                  The vinyl release of Hope features alternate artwork using the original concept designed by Nick Robertson that has never been used before.

                  Hope is part of a series of four re-releases by War Child Records making the amazing music artists have donated to the charity available on DSPs and vinyl for the first time. All proceeds from these releases will directly fund War Child’s life saving work with children affected by conflict.


                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A
                  Travis – The Beautiful Occupation
                  Avril Lavigne – Knockin On Heaven’s Door
                  Paul McCartney – Calico Skies
                  David Bowie – Everyone Says ‘Hi’ (METRO Mix)
                  George Michael – The Grave
                  Side B
                  Ronan Keating – In The Ghetto
                  Beverly Knight – Love’s In Need Of Love Today
                  Moby – Nearer
                  New Order – Vietnam
                  Side C
                  Basement Jaxx Ft Yellowman – Love Is The Answer
                  Spiritualized – Hold On (War Child Mix)
                  The Charlatans – You Gotta Have Peace
                  Beth Orton – Ooh Child
                  Side D
                  Tom McRae – Border Song
                  Billy Bragg – The Wolf Covers It’s Tracks
                  Yusuf Islam – Peace Train

                  Various Artists

                  War Child Presents Heroes

                    War Child Presents Heroes is the ultimate covers album - an unprecedented coming together of music’s greatest ever legends and with their favourite artists of the time to support children whose lives have been torn apart by war. The album concept sees the biggest heroes in music history select a personal favourite track from their own back catalogue and nominate an act from the next generation to create a modern reworking of that classic song.

                    Legends supporting the album include David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, The Kinks, Roxy Music, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Blondie and Iggy Pop. And the artists taking on those covers includes Scissor Sisters, Elbow, Beck, The Kooks, Rufus Wainwright, Estelle, Hot Chip, The Hold Steady and Lily Allen.

                    Some legends selected one of their all-time classic standards like Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’, covered by Estelle, and Blondie’s ‘Call Me’, covered by Franz Ferdinand. Others selected favourite tracks that deserve to be rediscovered as with Scissor Sister’s exhilarating version of Roxy Music’s ‘Do The Strand’ (not originally released as a single in the UK) and Lily Allen’s stunning take on The Clash’s ‘Straight To Hell’ featuring backing vocals and guitar from Mick Jones (originally the B-side of ‘Should I Stay, Or Should I Go’).

                    The album was recorded over six months in studios in London, Manchester, Paris, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. It was mastered at Abbey Road studios in London.

                    Estelle got to record her track in the original studio where Stevie Wonder recorded Supersititon and used the exact same keyboards whilst The Kooks recorded their version of Victoria in The Kinks’ original studios Konk. TV On The Radio’s version of Heroes features Karen O from YYYs on backing vocals.

                    War Child Presents Heroes is part of a series of four re-releases by War Child Records making the amazing music artists have donated to the charity available on DSPs and vinyl for the first time. All proceeds from these releases will directly fund War Child’s life saving work with children affected by conflict.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A
                    Beck – Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat
                    Scissor Sisters – Do The Strand
                    Lily Allen Ft Mick Jones – Straight To Hell
                    Side B
                    Elbow – Running To Stand Still
                    TV On The Radio – Heroes
                    Hot Chip – Transmission
                    Side C
                    The Kooks – Victoria
                    Estelle – Superstition
                    Rufus Wainwright – Medley From Brian Wilson’s Smile
                    Peaches – Search And Destroy
                    Side D
                    The Hold Steady – Atlantic City
                    The Like – You Belong To Me
                    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
                    Franz Ferdinand – Call Me

                    Various Artists

                    Nice Swan Introduces Vol.1

                      Nice Swan Records announce the release of compilation LP ‘Nice Swan Introduces Vol.1’. 

                      Introducing a wave of new and exciting talent including the likes of Jelly Cleaver, Courting, Sprints, Hallan, Malady, Mandrake Handshake and Anorak Patch. 

                      The upcoming compilation solidifies Nice Swan’s growing status as one of the UK’s most reputable indie labels, with further signings and releases set to be announced in the coming weeks. 

                      Launched in 2016 by North West duo Pete Heywoode and Alex Edwards, Nice Swan’s initial aim to become a platform for discovering and nurturing new talent soon attracted widespread recognition, with the subsequent success of signees such as Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR and Hotel Lux building momentum at an impressive rate. 

                      Instilled with a passion to push emerging artists on a monthly basis, ‘Vol.1’ marks the next stage of the cult indie label’s development. With several acts already becoming mainstays on the BBC Radio 1 / 6 Music airwaves and gaining extensive tastemaker approval, the compilation could not be arriving at a better time.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Jelly Cleaver - Feeling Fine
                      2. Courting - David Byrnes Badside
                      3. Sprints - The Cheek
                      4. Hallan - Modern England
                      5. Malady - London, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down
                      6. Mandrake Handshake - Gonkulator
                      7. Anorak Patch - Irate
                      8. Jaws The Shark - Demon Dream
                      9. Opus Kink - Wild Bill
                      10. English Teacher - R&B

                      Various Artists

                      The French Dispatch OST

                        Wes Anderson’s latest film The French Dispatch brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

                        It stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

                        The film will likely premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in France (July TBC), with a worldwide theatrical release to follow.

                        The eclectic soundtrack features Jarvis Cocker, Grace Jones, Ennio Morricone, Charles Aznavour & others.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        Obituary - Alexandre Desplat
                        After You've Gone - Gene Austin With Candy And CoCo
                        Simone, Naked, Cell Block-J Hobby Room - Alexandre Desplat
                        Fiasco - Gus Viseur
                        Moses Rosenthaler - Alexandre Desplat
                        Side B
                        I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - Grace Jones
                        Mouthwash De Menthe - Alexandre Desplat
                        Sonata For Mandolin And Guitar A-Dur K.331, Adagio - Boris Bjoern Bagger & Detlef Tewes
                        Cadazio Uncles And Nephew Gallery - Alexandre Desplat
                        Inseguimento Al Taxi (The Chase) - Mario Nascimbene
                        The Bernsen Lectures At The Clampette Collection - Alexandre Desplat
                        Side C
                        L’Ultima Volta - Ennio Morricone
                        Tu M'as Trop Menti - Chantal Goya
                        J'en Déduis Que Je T'aime - Charles Aznavour
                        Fugue No.2 In C Minor [The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 2 BWV 871] - The Swingle Singers
                        Adagio - Georges Delerue
                        Side D
                        Police Cooking - Alexandre Desplat
                        The Private Dining Room Of The Police Commissioner - Alexandre Desplat
                        Kidnappers Lair - Alexandre Desplat
                        A Multi-Pronged Battle Plan - Alexandre Desplat
                        Blackbird Pie - Alexandre Desplat
                        Commandos, Guerillas, Snipers, Climbers And The Jeroboam - Alexandre Desplat
                        Animated Car Chase - Alexandre Desplat
                        Lt. Nescaffier (Seeking Something Missing...) - Alexandre Desplat
                        Aline - Jarvis Cocker

                        Various Artists

                        Heavenly Remixes 1

                          Heavenly was all but founded on the art of the remix; the label’s sadly departed friend Andrew Weatherall remixed the first ever release, and the label has built up an immense catalogue in the intervening years that demonstrates all that is good about the art form and on Friday 10th December 2021 the label release Heavenly Remixes Vol 1 & 2, a brace of albums documenting this long history.

                          A label forged in the white-hot heat of post-acid house Britain, these Heavenly remixes are perfectly weighted with respect and irreverence, the remixer in each case carefully chosen to add heft to the song - the tracks across the 2 albums are curated, remixed and delivered with love (and a teensy bit of impertinence) and are a glimpse into the catalogue of one the UK’s finest independent labels.

                          There may well be no rhyme, nor reason, to how these compilations have been put together, beyond the fact that they are assembled with love, an innate understanding of the power of great pop music, and a skilled marriage of song and remixer.

                          There is no sense of order to Volume 1. You’ll find a smattering of older tracks: album openers Saint Etienne are taken on a Poseidon Adventure with Underworld, who inject ‘Cool Kids of Death’ with typically manic energy. Elsewhere, ’90s Brum duo Mother add dancefloor pzazz to Espiritu’s innate glamour on an all-funked-up reworking of ‘Los Americanos’, and Mark Lusardi’s remix of Moonflowers’ ‘Get Higher’ is an early Heavenly classic.

                          On ‘Terracotta Warrior’, a perfect, psyched-out, Mancunian union is created betwixt Jimi Goodwin and Andy Votel, whilst Goodwin cohort Simon Aldred, in his Cherry Ghost guise, receives a proper Tamla-Motowning from Richard Norris (aka Time & Space Machine) on an inspired cover of Cece Peniston’s glam-house hit, ‘Finally’.

                          There are several of Heavenly’s current darlings there too. One of the most exciting young British prospects, Yorkshire’s Working Men’s Club, effectively remix themselves, as Minsky Rock — WMC’s Syd Minsky-Sargeant and producer Ross Orton — cleave ‘X’ into a riotous industrial racket. Jagwar Ma’s Jono Ma takes the Kraftwerkian leitmotif on ‘Automatic’ and drives the Australian jazz-funkers Mildlife down an electro-convulsive psychedelic tunnel (thankfully no-one was harmed during the making of this remix); Sheffield’s DJ Parrot and Jarvis Cocker deliver one of the outstanding remixes of 2018, turning Baxter Dury’s ‘Miami’ into a lovelorn minor opera; and, making its first appearance on vinyl, David Holmes’ Unloved project is taken on a panoramic Welsh waltz thanks to Gwenno.

                          Though not purposely themed, beyond being judiciously chosen as the catalogue’s finest gems, there’s a tiny hint of psychedelia about Volume 2 that is hard to ignore. Firstly, there are the acid contributions from Gabe Gurnsey, who knows his way around a coruscating bassline, and from Graham Massey, whose impeccable credentials in 808 State are brought to bear on ‘Valleys’, by young turks Working Men’s Club (acid house being modern psychedelia, whether the rock press approves or not).

                          Jono Ma, meanwhile, flips Night Beats’ amazing ‘Sunday Mourning’ into ‘Warm Leatherette’ on benzos, creating a disorienting glimpse of a dystopian Sunday that most definitely doesn’t include a genteel read of the papers and a nice cup of tea. On the other side of the miasma is Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve’s redemptive re-interpretation of M. Craft’s ‘Chemical Trails’, which, alongside Boy Azooga’s ‘Face Behind Her Cigarette’ (Mikey Young remix), Gwenno’s ‘Chwlydro’ (R. Seiliog remix) and and Katy J. Pearson’s ‘Take Back The Radio’ (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Dub), is issued on vinyl for the very first time

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Saint Etienne – Cool Kids Of Death (Underworld Mix)
                          2. Unloved – Why Not (Gwenno Remix)
                          3. Nots – Reactor (Mikey Remix)
                          4. Mildlife – Automatic (Jono Ma Ascend Mix)
                          5. Espiritu – Los Americanos (Mother Mix)
                          6. Confidence Man – Out The Window (Greg & Che Wilson Mix)
                          7. Mattiel – Guns Of Brixton (Rub-A-Dub Style Pt.2)
                          8. Baxter Dury – Miami (Parrot And Cocker Too Remix)
                          9. Jimi Goodwin – Terracotta Warrior (Andy Votel’s Spazio 1975 De-mix)
                          10. Working Mens Club – X (Minsky Rock Remix)
                          11. Moonflowers – Get Higher (Get Dubber Mix)
                          12. Raf Rundell – Monsterpiece (Harvey Sutherland Remix)
                          13. Cherry Ghost – Finally (Time & Space Machine Edit)

                          Various Artists

                          Heavenly Remixes 2

                            Heavenly was all but founded on the art of the remix; the label’s sadly departed friend Andrew Weatherall remixed the first ever release, and the label has built up an immense catalogue in the intervening years that demonstrates all that is good about the art form and on Friday 10th December 2021 the label release Heavenly Remixes Vol 1 & 2, a brace of albums documenting this long history.

                            A label forged in the white-hot heat of post-acid house Britain, these Heavenly remixes are perfectly weighted with respect and irreverence, the remixer in each case carefully chosen to add heft to the song - the tracks across the 2 albums are curated, remixed and delivered with love (and a teensy bit of impertinence) and are a glimpse into the catalogue of one the UK’s finest independent labels.

                            There may well be no rhyme, nor reason, to how these compilations have been put together, beyond the fact that they are assembled with love, an innate understanding of the power of great pop music, and a skilled marriage of song and remixer.

                            There is no sense of order to Volume 1. You’ll find a smattering of older tracks: album openers Saint Etienne are taken on a Poseidon Adventure with Underworld, who inject ‘Cool Kids of Death’ with typically manic energy. Elsewhere, ’90s Brum duo Mother add dancefloor pzazz to Espiritu’s innate glamour on an all-funked-up reworking of ‘Los Americanos’, and Mark Lusardi’s remix of Moonflowers’ ‘Get Higher’ is an early Heavenly classic.

                            On ‘Terracotta Warrior’, a perfect, psyched-out, Mancunian union is created betwixt Jimi Goodwin and Andy Votel, whilst Goodwin cohort Simon Aldred, in his Cherry Ghost guise, receives a proper Tamla-Motowning from Richard Norris (aka Time & Space Machine) on an inspired cover of Cece Peniston’s glam-house hit, ‘Finally’.

                            There are several of Heavenly’s current darlings there too. One of the most exciting young British prospects, Yorkshire’s Working Men’s Club, effectively remix themselves, as Minsky Rock — WMC’s Syd Minsky-Sargeant and producer Ross Orton — cleave ‘X’ into a riotous industrial racket. Jagwar Ma’s Jono Ma takes the Kraftwerkian leitmotif on ‘Automatic’ and drives the Australian jazz-funkers Mildlife down an electro-convulsive psychedelic tunnel (thankfully no-one was harmed during the making of this remix); Sheffield’s DJ Parrot and Jarvis Cocker deliver one of the outstanding remixes of 2018, turning Baxter Dury’s ‘Miami’ into a lovelorn minor opera; and, making its first appearance on vinyl, David Holmes’ Unloved project is taken on a panoramic Welsh waltz thanks to Gwenno.

                            Though not purposely themed, beyond being judiciously chosen as the catalogue’s finest gems, there’s a tiny hint of psychedelia about Volume 2 that is hard to ignore. Firstly, there are the acid contributions from Gabe Gurnsey, who knows his way around a coruscating bassline, and from Graham Massey, whose impeccable credentials in 808 State are brought to bear on ‘Valleys’, by young turks Working Men’s Club (acid house being modern psychedelia, whether the rock press approves or not).

                            Jono Ma, meanwhile, flips Night Beats’ amazing ‘Sunday Mourning’ into ‘Warm Leatherette’ on benzos, creating a disorienting glimpse of a dystopian Sunday that most definitely doesn’t include a genteel read of the papers and a nice cup of tea. On the other side of the miasma is Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve’s redemptive re-interpretation of M. Craft’s ‘Chemical Trails’, which, alongside Boy Azooga’s ‘Face Behind Her Cigarette’ (Mikey Young remix), Gwenno’s ‘Chwlydro’ (R. Seiliog remix) and and Katy J. Pearson’s ‘Take Back The Radio’ (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Dub), is issued on vinyl for the very first time.



                            Description for double CD



                            Here at Heavenly Recordings we are fired up to announce details of ‘Heavenly Remixes Vol 1 & 2’, a pair of albums documenting some of our label's finest remixes over our 30 + year history. The double CD features Volume 1 & 2.

                            Heavenly was all but founded on the art of the remix; the label’s sadly departed friend Andrew Weatherall remixed the first ever release, and the label has built up an immense catalogue in the intervening years that demonstrates all that is good about the art form and on Friday 10th December 2021 the label release Heavenly Remixes Vol 1 & 2, a brace of albums documenting this long history.

                            A label forged in the white-hot heat of post-acid house Britain, these Heavenly remixes are perfectly weighted with respect and irreverence, the remixer in each case carefully chosen to add heft to the song - the tracks across the 2 albums are curated, remixed and delivered with love (and a teensy bit of impertinence) and are a glimpse into the catalogue of one the UK’s finest independent labels.

                            There may well be no rhyme, nor reason, to how these compilations have been put together, beyond the fact that they are assembled with love, an innate understanding of the power of great pop music, and a skilled marriage of song and remixer.

                            There is no sense of order to Volume 1. You’ll find a smattering of older tracks: album openers Saint Etienne are taken on a Poseidon Adventure with Underworld, who inject ‘Cool Kids of Death’ with typically manic energy. Elsewhere, ’90s Brum duo Mother add dancefloor pzazz to Espiritu’s innate glamour on an all-funked-up reworking of ‘Los Americanos’, and Mark Lusardi’s remix of Moonflowers’ ‘Get Higher’ is an early Heavenly classic.

                            On ‘Terracotta Warrior’, a perfect, psyched-out, Mancunian union is created betwixt Jimi Goodwin and Andy Votel, whilst Goodwin cohort Simon Aldred, in his Cherry Ghost guise, receives a proper Tamla-Motowning from Richard Norris (aka Time & Space Machine) on an inspired cover of Cece Peniston’s glam-house hit, ‘Finally’.

                            There are several of Heavenly’s current darlings there too. One of the most exciting young British prospects, Yorkshire’s Working Men’s Club, effectively remix themselves, as Minsky Rock — WMC’s Syd Minsky-Sargeant and producer Ross Orton — cleave ‘X’ into a riotous industrial racket. Jagwar Ma’s Jono Ma takes the Kraftwerkian leitmotif on ‘Automatic’ and drives the Australian jazz-funkers Mildlife down an electro-convulsive psychedelic tunnel (thankfully no-one was harmed during the making of this remix); Sheffield’s DJ Parrot and Jarvis Cocker deliver one of the outstanding remixes of 2018, turning Baxter Dury’s ‘Miami’ into a lovelorn minor opera; and, making its first appearance on vinyl, David Holmes’ Unloved project is taken on a panoramic Welsh waltz thanks to Gwenno.

                            Though not purposely themed, beyond being judiciously chosen as the catalogue’s finest gems, there’s a tiny hint of psychedelia about Volume 2 that is hard to ignore. Firstly, there are the acid contributions from Gabe Gurnsey, who knows his way around a coruscating bassline, and from Graham Massey, whose impeccable credentials in 808 State are brought to bear on ‘Valleys’, by young turks Working Men’s Club (acid house being modern psychedelia, whether the rock press approves or not).

                            Jono Ma, meanwhile, flips Night Beats’ amazing ‘Sunday Mourning’ into ‘Warm Leatherette’ on benzos, creating a disorienting glimpse of a dystopian Sunday that most definitely doesn’t include a genteel read of the papers and a nice cup of tea. On the other side of the miasma is Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve’s redemptive re-interpretation of M. Craft’s ‘Chemical Trails’, which, alongside Boy Azooga’s ‘Face Behind Her Cigarette’ (Mikey Young remix), Gwenno’s ‘Chwlydro’ (R. Seiliog remix) and and Katy J. Pearson’s ‘Take Back The Radio’ (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Dub), is issued on vinyl for the very first time.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Halo Maud – Des Bras (Andy Votel Remix)
                            2. Boy Azooga – Face Behind Her Cigarette (Mikey Young Remix)
                            3. Doves – Jetstream (Lindstrom Remix)
                            4. The Orielles – It Makes You Forget (Dicky Trisco & Pete Herbert Remix)
                            5. Katy J Pearson – Take Back The Radio (Flying Mojito Bros Mojito Refrito)
                            6. Confidence Man – First Class Bitch (Raf Rundell’s Party Nails Remix)
                            7. Audiobooks – Friends In The Bubble Bath (Gabe Gurnsey Gamma Ray Remix)
                            8. Gwenno – Chwlydro (R.Seilog Remix)
                            9. Working Men’s Club – Valleys (Graham Massey Acid Mix)
                            10. Saint Etienne – Filthy (Monkey Mafia Mix)
                            11. Night Beats – Sunday Morning (Jono Ma Remix)
                            12. M Craft – Chemical Trails (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation)

                            Warm presents a brand new compilation called 'Home'; a soundtrack for when we pause, take a breath, and use our senses to explore the magic of the world on our doorsteps. Morning to evening, dawn to dusk, our lives continue moving but sometimes the need to step back and reset is essential to create a balance in our lives. As we open our eyes and ears to our surroundings, our senses become stimulated by small details. Whether it be the sound of the sea lapping on the sand, the wind blowing through the canopy of trees or a robin heralding a new day; nothing is the same but all are unique.

                            'Home' has been pieced together over the last year by Warm’s Ali Tillett. With the majority of Warm - booking agents for Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Gerd Janson, Horse Meat Disco, Hot Chip DJs, Lou Hayter, Luke Una - on pause, Ali took the chance to immerse himself in bringing together his passion for music, nature and art.

                            The 14 tracks, the majority exclusive and specially made for the compilation, includes contributions by Âme, Bobby Lee & Mia Doi Todd, Coyote, Crack’d Man (aka Crooked Man who produced Roisin Murphy's last album), Fug (with their first material for over ten years), Kirk Degiorgio presents As One, Turtle, and Ewan Pearson's World of Apples project (with their first material for nearly 20 years!). The tracks align with specific habitats in the local Dorset area, where Ali is situated, such as Harbour/Estuary, Heathland/Moorland, Woodland/Forest, and Beach/Cliffs.

                            To immerse the listener even further into the soundscape, critically acclaimed sound and field recording artist Gary Moore, of Springwatch/Autumnwatch fame, has been involved to help bring nature even further to the ears. Intertwined between the music are field recordings specific to area and habitat; whether it be the sound of a ship's horn in Poole harbour, avocets on the scrape, the tawny owl in the woodland or Puffins on the ledges of cliffs.

                            Gareth Fuller, a fabulous artist who previously lived in Dorset, has kindly allowed one of his artworks to become the centrepiece for the compilation. Titled 'Purbeck', it's a truly wonderful piece of art that encapsulates everything about the area and enables an added dimension to the immersive experience for the listener.

                            "The past year during the pandemic has enabled me to take a step back and reflect on the environment that encompasses us day to day. With those multiple pause buttons on life that were lockdowns, the real beauty of nature and the soundscape around us came to the forefront and shone through as daily life stopped." - Ali Tillett

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Harbour / Estuary
                            1. Sea Lapping*
                            2. Natural Calamity - Have You Seen The Sun Today
                            3. Ships Horn*
                            4. Paqua – Escondido (Instrumental) (Exclusive)
                            5. Avocets*
                            6. Coyote - The Fade (Exclusive)
                            7. Cormorants*
                            8. Greymatter & GOLDSLANG - Black Turns To Blue (Exclusive)

                            Heathland / Moorland
                            9. Nightjar*
                            10. Crack'd Man - Between The Mist And The Sun (Exclusive)
                            11. Wood Ants*
                            12. Kirk Degiorgio Presents As One - Orwell Rising (Exclusive)
                            13. Stonechat*
                            14. Turtle - Heathland Haze (Exclusive)
                            15. Natterjack Toads*
                            16 - Brainchild - Beyond Because (Exclusive)

                            Woodland / Forest
                            17 - Woodland Canopy
                            18 - Richard Norris - Warm Hunger (Exclusive)
                            19 - Great Spotted Woodpecker
                            20 - Fug - From Little Seeds We Grow (Exclusive)
                            21 - Tawny Owls
                            22 - Bobby Lee & Mia Doi Todd - Walking With Trees (Exclusive)

                            Beach / Cliffs
                            23. Cliff Top*
                            24. World Of Apples - Bluemull Sound (Exclusive)
                            25. Puffins*
                            26. Pablo Color & HOVE - LICHT (Exclusive)
                            27. Swifts & Swallows*
                            28. Âme - Doldrums (first Time On Vinyl

                            We enjoyed comping Volume one so much and had such a positive response, we went right onto producing For the Love Of You Volume 2.

                            Having bumped this in the car for months I can assure you Sam's selection here probably betters the first. Again it is strictly soul covers featuring interpretations of Grover Washington Jr., Midnight Star, Meli'sa Morgan and Simply Red and loads more.

                            Its been great working with Sam brining attention to such a wonderful UK music scene and we both would like to thank all the artists and producers who went the extra mile to make this happen…


                            …The end of 2021 just got a bit sweeter.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Millie says: Ooof Volume 2 has landed in the shop and we’re all feeling the Lovers Rock here, Matt showed this appreciation by doing an impression of shaking a tailfeather, imagine twerking but a more like an innocent bird taking a bath type motion. Lots of groove and glorious dub as expected, be quick on this one guys!

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Lorna Fletcher - Just The Two Of Us
                            2. Sonia - Easier To Love
                            3. Dave Barker - I'm Curious
                            4. Valerie Harrison - Fools Paradise
                            5. Chosen Few - Don't Keep Me Waiting
                            6. Sylvia Tella - You Might Need Somebody
                            7. Fallon Jennings - All Night Long
                            8. Pete Campbell - Holding Back The Years
                            9. Toyin Adekale - Smile
                            10. Derrick Cross - Never Too Much
                            11. Carl Johnson - I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much
                            12. Trevor Walters - Blood's Thicker Than Water

                            Various Artists

                            Fame - Jon Savage's Secret History Of Post-Punk (1978 - 81) 2021 Re-Edition

                              The art of the good compilation album is one that is finely balanced between selecting the familiar and the obscure. Uncovered recordings that may open up exciting new areas ripe for contemplation. When Caroline True Records (CTR) embarked in 2006 in selecting the tracks for the definitive post-punk compilation album with Jon Savage curating, things were certainly never going to be neither humdrum nor boredom-inducing.

                              For those of you who might not already know him, Jon can best be described as a cultural commentator, writer and longtime music journalist. (The Guardian, the NME, The Face, Melody Maker). He is also the Sex Pistols and Joy Division biographer and writer of the acclaimed “Teenage” and soon-come documentary on the book. Actually, he’s a secret national treasure. At the heart of the London punk scene from the early days, and resident in Manchester during the post-punk era, Savage seems like the perfect person to select gems from his record collection

                              The spine of the collection features tracks by post-punk luminaries Wire, Joy Division and the Prefects. Not so 'secret' you may think, but consider the nascent and lo-fi Subway Sect, the tough polemic of Noh Mercy and the hyper obscure experimentalism of File Under Pop and you’re getting the idea. Containing 24 tracks in total, "Fame" is the perfect way to either dip a toe in the late 70s / early 80s post-punk underground for the first time, or take a trip down memory lane, with the tracks bringing back half-remembered John Peel plays.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Pere Ubu - Heart Of Darkness
                              Chrome - Chromosome Damage
                              Nigel Simpkins - Times Encounter
                              Subway Sect - Imbalance (Rehearsal)
                              File Under Pop - Heathrow
                              Cabaret Voltaire - Partially Submerged
                              The Prefects - Total Luck
                              MARS - 3E
                              Rosa Yemen - Herpes Simplex
                              A.C Marias - Drop
                              Kleenex - Ain’t You
                              Noh Mercy - Caucasian Guilt
                              The Flying Lizards - Hand 2 Take
                              The Human League - The Dignity Of Labour Part 4
                              Wire - A Touching Display (Demo)
                              Joy Division - Autosuggestion
                              Robert Rental & Thomas Leer - The Hard Way In
                              The Urinals - Sex
                              The Method Actors - Do The Method
                              Rema Rema - Rema Rema
                              DNA - Blonde Red Head
                              IMPlog - Holland Tunnel Drive 

                              Various Artists

                              Echocord - 20 Years

                                Echocord Records marks a momentous twenty years with an exclusive release, featuring 12 iconic artists on a limited edition triple clear vinyl, for dub-techno lovers and collectors.

                                This vinyl series celebrates artists who continue to inspire the Echocord journey, from 2001 to 2021 and beyond.

                                Over the past two decades, the Kenneth Christiansen helmed echocord imprint has been at the forefront of the dub-techno scene, discovering and developing sophisticated artists globally.

                                The twelve-track release is an exploration, from energetic dub techno, with cuts like Luke & Jeff Hess’ “M1 Dub”, grad_u’s “Pacific Lair”, and Idealist’s “Ride” to more esoteric passages with Forest Drive West’s “Signals”, Mikkel Metal’s “Lakam Dub” and Brendon Moeller’s “Slow Return”. Heavy dub vibrations resound in Babe Roots feat Another Channel’s “Gunman” and Deadbeat’s sub-driven “The Old Doom and Gloom” while Fluxion turns it to a jazzy, dub house wave with “Slide”.

                                “To me music is life, thank you for your support keeping the sound of echocord resonating” –Kenneth Christiansen



                                TRACK LISTING

                                1 - 1 Babe Roots / Another Channel Gunman 00:06:47
                                1 - 2 Mathimidori Vibra 00:06:42
                                1 - 3 Deadbeat The Old Doom And Gloom 00:07:14
                                1 - 4 Fluxion Slide 00:06:53
                                2 - 1 Forest Drive West Signals 00:06:30
                                2 - 2 Mikkel Metal Lakma 00:05:51
                                2 - 3 Luke Hess / Jeff Hess M1 00:06:17
                                2 - 4 Idealist Ride 00:07:39
                                3 - 1 Grad_u Pacific Lair 00:11:12
                                3 - 2 Quantec Space Time Continuum 00:07:27
                                3 - 3 Resoe Unused 00:09:16
                                3 - 4 Brendon Moelller Slow Return 00:05:00

                                Various Artists

                                Ritmo Fantasia

                                  The 21 track selection curated by Trujillo, a Venezuelan producer, DJ and record collector based in Berlin, explores the forgotten corners of the 1980s and early 90s Spanish music scene. Veering through early bleep and hip house, electro, boogie, Iberian pop and much more, it has broad appeal to both Balearic heads and diggers alike. Serendipitously, the cover art for the compilation is an original work by Yves Uro, a figurehead of Ibiza's party scene from the 70s and 80s and whose visionary poster artwork became representative of the white isle.

                                  While some of the artists or producers on the compilation went on to have notable careers, many of the tracks selected here represent "one-offs" for the artists, and on occasion the labels as well. These sometimes self-released, privately-pressed productions, on short-lived imprints with names like Cantos and Prismatic, document the nascent clubland communities - from the capital, to major cities to the north, and east, and also smaller locales, coastal towns such as Marbella, Gijón, and Cádiz. Ritmo Fantasía is the result of over a decade's worth of record collecting by DJ Trujillo, searching out bespoke stores, markets, and dealers. For the first time ever, it brings to light and groups together some hidden gems from an era that without it, would likely remain hidden from view.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Disc 1

                                  1. Puente De Esperanza
                                  2. Amor En El Cielo
                                  3. Me Vas Cantidad
                                  4. I Love My Body

                                  1. Divorcio
                                  2. Déjate Llevar
                                  3. Ciutat
                                  4. Dando Vueltas

                                  Disc 2

                                  1. Tango?
                                  2. Paris Babylone
                                  3. Bianco
                                  4. Flamenco Rap (In The Land Of My Dreams)

                                  1. Arabian
                                  2. Suave
                                  3. Rebelde Silueta

                                  Disc 3

                                  1. No Estas (12" Version)
                                  2. Tabu (Caribbean Dub)
                                  3. Soy Pijo (Boite Pijo Instrumental)

                                  1. Costa Verde
                                  2. Jamás Me Casaría Con Un Pirata
                                  3. Memòries

                                  Various Artists

                                  It's A Cool, Cool Christmas

                                    In celebration of the 21st Anniversary of this popular Christmas double album, Jeepster and War Child are releasing It’s A Cool Cool Christmas on vinyl for the first time.

                                    Originally released on November 20th 2000 as a CD only release, it will now be available on vinyl on November 19th 2021.

                                    This double album is released with colourful inners within a wide spine sleeve. This collection of songs is the definitive indie Christmas album and includes contributions from a broad spectrum of indie giants, with songs ranging from traditional standards to originals written specially for this collection. This compilation contains both ballads and songs to pogo around the Christmas tree to in equal measure and coincidentally is a compilation of twenty-one songs re-released after twenty-one years.

                                    The highlights are Low’s much-loved ‘Just Like Christmas’, The Flaming Lips and their ‘White Christmas (demo for Tom Waits)’, the Grandaddy track which is both wistful and amusing and Eels’ ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas’. In fact there is not a second-rate filler on this album and there’s even a track from Lauren Laverne recorded before she became a famous DJ. The original intention of creating this album was to raise money for a worthy charity. War Child is an amazing organisation that protects, educates and helps children get over the terrible traumas they’ve suffered from war. The work done in their programmes has alife-saving impact on children and their families in some of the most dangerous places on earth.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Grandaddy - Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland
                                    A2. The Dandy Warhols - Little Drummer Boy
                                    A3. The Webb Brothers - Every Day Is Christmas
                                    A4. Eels - Everything’S Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
                                    A5. El Vez - Feliz Navi-Nada
                                    A6. Morgan - Christmas In Waikiki
                                    B1. Drugstore - Maybe At Christmas Time
                                    B2. Belle And Sebastian - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
                                    B3. Giant Sand - Thank You Dreaded Black Ice, Thank You
                                    B4. The Flaming Lips - White Christmas (Demo For Tom Waits)
                                    B5. Saint Etienne - My Christmas Prayer
                                    C1. Departure Lounge - Christmas Downer
                                    C2. Six By Seven - I Believe In Father Christmas
                                    C3. Snow Patrol - When I Get Home For Christmas
                                    C4. Titan - Spiritual Guidance
                                    C5. Big Boss Man - Christmas Boogaloo
                                    D1. Teenage Fanclub - Christmas Eve
                                    D2. Calexico - Gift X-Change
                                    D3. Gorky’S Zygotic Mynci - Hwiangerdd Mair
                                    D4. Low - Just Like Christmas
                                    D5. Lauren Laverne - In The Bleak Midwinter

                                    Various Artists

                                    Scrap Metal

                                      By now you’re probably familiar with our wildly popular Brown Acid series of rare, lost and unreleased proto-metal and stoner rock singles from the 60s-70s. In the endless pursuit of those glorious gems, we often uncover equally brilliant rarities from the late-70s to late-80s Golden Age of Heavy Metal that also just must be heard, but they don’t fit the series’ aesthetic. Scrap Metal, Volume 1 collects some of the greatest unknown and lost Heavy Metal tracks, long buried beneath the avalanche of the era’s classic output.

                                      We all know the old adage that history is told by the winners. But sometimes the losers tell the best stories. And while none of these bands found fame and fortune, this artifact and the volumes to come are testament to the enduring power of heavy music. You can hear the blood, sweat and beers that went into each of these singles. The recordings may be low budget, but the inspiration and talent is immutable. Not only are the amps turned up to 11, the boyish sexual innuendo is cranked to 69. You can hear the convergence of influences — NWOBHM, thrash, glam metal, doom, etc — colliding at once as the era birthed a wellspring of subgenres.

                                      Many of these singles are self-released and were thus limited to a small run of copies. Those that remain are hoarded by collectors and sold for exorbitant amounts. We’ve collected the best of the best for you here. As with Brown Acid, all of these tracks are licensed legitimately and the artists all get paid. Because it’s the right thing to do.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      01. Rapid Tears “Headbang” 
                                      02. Air Raid “69 In A 55” 
                                      03. Hades “Girls Will Be Girls” 
                                      04. Resless “The Power” 
                                      05. Don Cappa “Steel City Metal” 
                                      06. The Beast “Enemy Ace” 
                                      07. Dead Silence “Can’t Stop” 
                                      08. Hazardous Waste “Danger Zone” 
                                      09. Czar “Iron Curtain” 
                                      10. Real Steel “Viking Queen”

                                      Various Artists

                                      Coldcut & Mixmaster Morris Present @0

                                        ‘@0’ comprises a collection of ambient tracks curated and sequenced by Coldcut (on LP) and mixed by both Coldcut and Mixmaster Morris (on CD), bringing together some of the pioneers of ambient music alongside current artists spearheading the genre.

                                        Featuring an incredible lineup of new ambient and classical recordings, all released for the first time as part of the ‘@0’ compilation with music from: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Suzanne Ciani, Steve Roach, Juliana Barwick, Imogen Heap—whose ‘The Happy Song’ is remixed by Coldcut—A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Laraaji, Sigur Rós—with close collaborator of the band Paul Corley providing a ‘Liminal’ re-work of ‘Rembihnútur’—Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Helena Hauff, Skee Mask, Daniel Pemberton & FSOL, James Heather, Specimens, Nailah Hunter, Rovo & System 7, Ned Scott (The Egg), Noodreem, Mira Calix, Obay Alsharani, David Wenngren, ill-esha, Yak Herder, NDiPA X Flex Machina, Double Cushion, Irresistible Force, FRKTL, ANNA and Coldcut themselves.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A
                                        1. Julianna Barwick - Star Ray
                                        2. Sigur Rós - Rembihnútur (Liminal Re-work By Paul Corley)
                                        3. A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Beethoven 250
                                        4. Laraaji - Illusion Of Time
                                        Side B
                                        1. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Mt Baker
                                        2. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Aqua (from Playing Piano For The Isolated)
                                        3. James Heather - And She Came Home (Strings Version)
                                        4. Suzanne Ciani - Morning Spring
                                        5. Nailah Hunter - Sadko
                                        Side C
                                        1. Helena Hauff - Thalassa
                                        2. Mira Calix - Danaïdes
                                        3. Daniel Pemberton & FSOL - Behind The Eyes
                                        4. Skee Mask - CG Drip
                                        Side D
                                        1. Coldcut - The Fire Burns Out
                                        2. Obay Alsharani - Dream Within A Dream
                                        3. David Wenngren - Pianoise
                                        4. Steve Roach - The Drift Home

                                        Various Artists

                                        Buganda Royal Music Revival

                                          From its founding in the late 14th century, the kingdom of Buganda has been celebrated through sound and nurtured a rich musical tradition in its royal court. Coming from across the kingdom, musicians would take turns in the palace to sound drums, xylophones, flutes, lyres, and more to praise and honour the existence of the kingship. In recent years however, the tradition has been more difficult to maintain, especially since 1966 where there was a violent attack on the palace that abruptly abolished the kingdom and during which royal musicians fled or were killed. And while the kingdom was re-established in 1993 as a cultural institution, many of the remaining musicians had since chosen to sideline their skills to deal with the issues of their day to day lives, the practice of the royal tradition waning in popularity, especially with younger listeners and players. But all is not lost. Scattered across the kingdom, a motivated team of older veterans and attentive young players are still keeping the tradition alive. Offering a transversal glimpse into the past and the present, "Buganda Royal Music Revival" collects recordings made in between the late 1940s and 1966 illustrating the older generation's skills, and presents them alongside recent recordings featuring old and young musicians who still carry on this musical tradition, some even performing for the current king, Muwenda Mutebi II.

                                          The later were made during the shooting of the 2019 documentary "Buganda Royal Music Revival" that presents through a film what this album conveys through sounds: a packed dive into a century-old tradition. The music displayed here is diverse and vibrant, presenting a variety of styles and highlighting instruments that illustrate the depth and sophistication that stemmed from the royal court experience of Buganda. As a starter, the album opens with 'Mujaguzo'. Often translated as 'The Drums of the Kingship', the mujaguzo is a crucial ensemble for the cultural tradition, made from drums collected by the kingdom throughout its long history and numbering around 100 drums (historical records suggest there were at some point over 300). They are the vitality of the kingship packaged into sound.

                                          From here, we're introduced deeper to an array of instruments and textures, like the buzzing Bugandan lyre (endongo) by contemporary royal player Albert Bisaso Ssempeke, the resonant akadinda xylophone with its 21 large wooden keys, Temutewo Mukasa's restless praise sung with his harp (ennanga), the hand-made gourd trumpet (amakondere), the entenga "drum-chime" and its core set of 12 drums tuned like the amadinda xylophone, or the tightly intertwined melodies of the flutes ensemble (abalere). With the music, the hissing and swishing sounds of old tapes reminds at times the listener of the long process, from the original recording to its archival digitization, that allows the talent of past musicians to still vibrate nowadays. This rousing selection of music and moods is a unique and all too rare exploration of sounds that celebrates the common history of generations of musicians, and the question remains open as to how this rich cultural tradition will shape and be shaped by the upcoming Bugandan future, and what engagement it will trigger among audiences within, but also beyond, the kingdom of Buganda.

                                          Various Artists

                                          Tom Moulton: Spring Event

                                            It's June 2020 and I'm on a video call with Tom Moulton. We're in the middle of a worldwide pandemic but life for Tom Moulton hasn't particularly changed a great deal. He's effectively been in self-isolation for most of his life wedded to the two things he likes most in life, namely, music and cats.

                                            I've known Tom for almost 50 years. The first 20 of those years were spent listening to Tom's mixes, and I listened to everything he did (including all the un-credited stuff) and quickly realised he was the master. I wore all those 70s Trammps albums out very quickly. The dynamic on all those mixes was really off the scale. I eventually met Tom when I did Salsoul Mastercuts in the early 90s. Little did I realise I'd be working with the guy forevermore.

                                            Over the last 30 years I've been fortunate enough to work with him on a variety of projects and all of them were fantastic experiences. Tom's what I call an original creative and the whole art of mixing is a very emotional thing for him. It made for some long conversations. We fall out all the time but I'm always there for him and he's always there for me. It's one of those annoying Master-Servant relationships. Plus I always need access to his archives.

                                            Anyway Tom got access to the Spring/Event vaults and then started working. This project started almost four years ago and, typically in this day and age, went through a number of mutations and delays. We're lucky it's finally here.

                                            I still listen to everything that Tom does. These mixes bring out aspects of the songs that I never properly listened to before and, in a couple of cases, had never even heard. Thus is the art of the creative remixer.

                                            It's been particularly poignant talking to Tom throughout this pandemic. Tom is really the last survivor of his type. A master-craftsman using 80 years of skill and knowledge and who is every bit as passionate today, surrounded by his cats and computers, as he was in the 60s, surrounded by a coterie of young and adoring music fans.

                                            Nothing's changed. He's already looking at Volume 2. Enjoy!

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Spanish Hustle ' (Tom Moulton Mix) - THE FATBACK BAND
                                            2. 'No One Else Will Do ' (Tom Moulton Mix) - RONNIE WALKER
                                            3. 'Tom The Peeper ' (Tom Moulton Mix) - ACT I
                                            4. 'Baby, You Got It All ' (Tom Moulton Mix) - STREET PEOPLE
                                            5. 'Going Through These Changes ' (Tom Moulton Mix) - JOE SIMON
                                            6. 'Breakaway ' (Tom Moulton Mix) - MILLIE JACKSON
                                            7. 'Love Vibration ' (Tom Moulton Mix) - JOE SIMON
                                            8. 'Don't Send Nobody Else ' (Tom Moulton Mix) - MILLIE JACKSON
                                            9. 'You've Got To Try Harder (Times Are Bad)' (Tom Moulton Mix) - RONNIE WALKER
                                            10. 'Friends Or Lovers' (Tom Moulton Mix) - ACT I (Raeford Gerald) 

                                            Various Artists

                                            Pop Ambient 2022

                                              Again, the current edition of the tradition-steeped compilation series curated by Wolfgang Voigt is about the persistent and ever-necessary definition of beauty, of reduction, of electronic music of heavy lightness and light heaviness, of ambient's eternal promise of a state of physical and acoustic weightlessness and Pop's of redemption. And about the question why a never arbitrary combination of soundscape, drones, samples and loops, put together in a certain way, can create this feeling of warmth, depth and space, - something three-dimensional, where the imagination feels at home as a fish in the water or a bird in the sky. A key aesthetic stimulus that sends all the senses into a slow glide and drift, after which your synapses feel like they've been bathed in essential oil. Next to Soul, Ambient is probably the most effective musical healing plant of mankind.

                                              Behind the aural test tubes, the who's who of Pop Ambient is once again at work, led for the first time by the highly trafficked Californian duo Blank Gloss, whose debut album "Melt" this year was certified by The Guardian as nothing less than "heartaching beauty". Yui Onodera's "Chrome" as well as "Kari", a cooperation of Markus Guentner and Joachim Spieth, could also be imagined in the score of Denis Villeneuve's new film version of DUNE - however, colleague Hans Zimmer managed that quite well without the three. After such wonderful and stylish contributions by Reich & Würden, Triola and Thomas Fehlmann, the ear then lingers a bit longer on the ghostly "Weiht" by Morgen Wurde feat. Maria Estrella, a track like a temple of sound, a deep electronic immersion in a Japanese onsen.

                                              In this sea of unnameable time you could sink forever, but with the tracks of Andrew Thomas, Thore Pfeiffer and Max Würden & Pepo Galán the journey slowly comes to an end. 


                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1 Blank Gloss Coiling 00:05:17
                                              2 Yui Onodera Cromo 6 00:05:18
                                              3 Markus Guentner / Joachim Spieth Kari 00:07:53
                                              4 Reich & Würden Grainscan 00:06:25
                                              5 Triola Mutterkorn 00:05:55
                                              6 Thomas Fehlmann Rosen Fliegen 00:05:41
                                              7 Morgen Wurde Feat. Maria Estrella Weiht 00:06:19
                                              8 Max Würden Elan 00:05:50
                                              9 Thore Pfeiffer Taunus 00:06:38
                                              10 Andrew Thomas Kiss The Horizon 00:05:37
                                              11 Max Würden / Pepo Galán Seis Minutos Mas 00:06:12
                                              12 Joachim Spieth / Pepo Galán Luna 00:06:08
                                              13 Max Würden Retrospektive 00:06:03
                                              14 Blank Gloss Anticlimbers 00:03:31

                                              Various Artists

                                              The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Vol. 2

                                                As a lifelong soul boy - poet, actor, presenter Craig Charles has been adding to his trunk of funk music since his youth, and now after almost 20 years hosting his world renowned BBC6 Music and Radio 2 shows, DJing at clubs and festivals around the globe his reputation as an ambassador for all things soulful & funky is indisputable.

                                                Craig was overwhelmed with the success of Volume 1 which hit the Official UK Album charts; “It’s been a whole year (and what a weird year) since I unleashed Volume 1 on a music starved world. It clearly hit home with a funk hungry public as it got into the UK charts, nestled between film soundtracks and pop compilations, so I’d like to thank everyone for supporting – especially those who grabbed the double vinyl album – that was an instant sell out!”

                                                Volume 2 contains all the trademark features his fans have come to love - kicking off with The Allergies – and their 100% exclusive Trunk Of Funk remix of their bombastic Move On Baby. Ranging from Luther Ingrams’ If It’s All The Same To You Babe – a Northern Soul stomper extraordinaire from 1966 – through to 21st century soul champions Joseph Malik and Joel Culpepper, New Orleans born, London based Acantha Lang who Craig describes as an ‘independent artist destined for world domination’, the obscure and bizarre psychedelic 70’s funk of Your Autumn Of Tomorrow by The Crow.

                                                Volume 2 the only place you’ll ever get to hear Smoove & Turrells’ Exclusive Trunk Of Funk edit of Slow Down. The classic dance floor jazz magic of Mario Biondis’ This Is What You Are still sparkles, and the funk driven soul-jazz of Seattle’s Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio hits sweet and hard - this brand new Trunk Of Funk draws together old and new music from all four corners of the globe into one beautiful collection, or as Craig puts it “I’m confident this second volume of my Trunk Of Funk will tick all your musical boxes, give your ears and feet enough mellifluous musical fodder to last you until Volume 3 – Awooga!”

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1/1. The Allergies - Slow Down Baby - Exclusive Trunk Of Funk Remix
                                                A2/2. Cha Wa - My People
                                                A3/3. Acantha Lang - He Said / She Said
                                                A4/4. The Lafayette Afro Rock 22Band - Soul Makossa
                                                A5/5. STR4TA - Rhythm In Your Mind
                                                B1/6. The Bamboos - Ride On Time
                                                B2/7. Jay Nemor & Electrified - Sitting On Top Of The World
                                                B3/8. Mario Biondi – This Is What You Are
                                                B4/9. Luther Ingram - If It’s All The Same To You Babe
                                                B5/10. The Souljazz Orchestra - Sorrow Fly Away
                                                C1/11 Smoove & Turrell - Slow Down – Smooves Exclusive Trunk Of Funk Edit
                                                C2/12. Joseph Malik - Mixed Race Combination
                                                C3/13. The Crow - Your Autumn Of Tomorrow
                                                C4/14. Ferry Ultra Ft Ashley Slater - Why Did You Do It? – The Reflex Revision (Edit)
                                                C5/15. The Traffic - Beat It
                                                D1/16. Lettuce Ft. Big Tony & Jungle Boogie – Checker Wrecker
                                                D2/17. Joel Culpepper - WAR
                                                D3/18. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Hole In One
                                                D4/19. PM Warson - (Don't) Hold Me Down

                                                Various Artists

                                                Late Night Tales Presents At The Movies

                                                  Music is a powerful trigger of myriad emotions, from the romantic, powerful, disastrous and even heartbreaking. Never is this more plainly evident than with the movie soundtrack. Listen to Lalo Schifrin’s string and brass arrangements on ‘Bullitt’ and we are back in the car with Steve McQueen in an epic chase over the elliptical contours of San Francisco.Flip to Wendy Carlos’ ‘Ode To Joy’ as Alex exclaims: “It was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh,” the violence simmering somewhere close to the surface in Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.

                                                  We’ve collected together some of the classic themes and motifs spanning the past 60 years, from Bernard Hermann’s daring fusion of orthodox orchestration and theremin, Gary Jules’ haunting version of Tears For Fears’ ‘Mad World’, as featured in the hypnotic Donnie Darko, or John Barry’s harmonica-led theme to Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy. In the process, we’ve selected a vast range of styles from the jazz and soul-influenced compositions of Roy Budd, Isaac Hayes and Brazil’s Deodato, to electronic pioneers like Giorgio Moroder or leftfield composers like Philip Glass.

                                                  So pour yourself that glass of something smooth, relax on the sofa, close your eyes and make believe you’re in a creaking hotel with Jack Nicholson or deep in the fearful sweat of Vietnam with Robert De Niro or a Turkish prison with Brad Davis….

                                                  All human life is here.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A1. Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Bernstein - Rhapsody In Blue (Excerpt) (Manhattan)
                                                  A2. Rr Orchestra - Sarabande (Barry Lyndon)
                                                  A3. John Barry - Midnight Cowboy (Midnight Cowboy)
                                                  A4. Pascal Rogé - Gnossiennes #3 (Henry & June)
                                                  A5. Michael Andrews Ft Gary Jules - Mad World (Donnie Darko)
                                                  A6. Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops Orchestra - March Of The Siamese Children (The King & I)
                                                  A7. Nick Ingman / Orchestra London Sinfonietta - Adagio For Strings (Platoon)

                                                  B1. John Williams - Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
                                                  B2. Philip Glass - Powaqqatsi (Powaqqatsi)
                                                  B3. Michael Kamen - The Office (Brazil)
                                                  B4. Bernard Herrmann - Outer Space (The Day The Earth Stood Still)
                                                  B5. Ray Noble & His Orchestra - Midnight, The Stars And You (The Shining)
                                                  B6. Thomas Newman - Horse (Jarhead)
                                                  B7. Wendy Carlos / Mark Ayres - Ode To Joy (A Clockwork Orange)

                                                  C1. Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Being There)
                                                  C2. Thomas Newman / Hollywood Studio Symphony - Brooks Was Here (The Shawshank Redemption)
                                                  C3. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Excerpt) (The Exorcist)
                                                  C4. Hotei - Battle Without Honor Or Humanity (Kill Bill: Vol 1)
                                                  C5. John Carpenter / Mark Ayres - Halloween Main Theme (Halloween)
                                                  C6. Bernard Herrmann - Main Title (Taxi Driver)

                                                  D1. Giorgio Moroder - Chase (Midnight Express)
                                                  D2. Isaac Hayes - Theme From "Shaft" (Shaft)
                                                  D3. Lalo Schifrin - Bullitt Main Title (Bullitt)
                                                  D4. Vangelis - Tears In Rain (Blade Runner)

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Jackie Brown: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture

                                                    Jackie Brown: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture is the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s movie Jackie Brown, originally released in 1997. The soundtrack features dialogue from the movie which starred Samuel L. Jackson & Robert De Niro, alongside soul focused track including; ‘Across 110th Street’ Bobby Womack and Peace , ‘Who Is he (And What Is He to You)?’ Bill Withers, ‘Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)’ The Delfonics, and Inside My Love by Minnie Riperton.

                                                    Pressed on blue vinyl.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Side A:
                                                    1. Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
                                                    2. Samuel L. Jackson And Robert De Niro - Beaumont's Lament (Dialogue)
                                                    3. The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
                                                    4. Samuel L. Jackson And Robert De Niro - Melanie, Simone And Sheronda (Dialogue)
                                                    5. Bill Withers - Who Is He (And What Is He To You?)
                                                    6. Johnny Cash - Tennessee Stud (Live)
                                                    7. Bloodstone - Natural High
                                                    8. Pam Grier - Long Time Woman

                                                    Side B:
                                                    1. Council Cargle - Detroit 9000 (Dialogue)
                                                    2. Foxy Brown - (Holy Matrimony) Letter To The Firm
                                                    3. Randy Crawford - Street Life
                                                    4. The Delfonics - Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time
                                                    5. The Grass Roots - Midnight Confessions
                                                    6. Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love
                                                    7. Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro And Bridget Fonda - Just Ask Melanie (Dialogue)
                                                    8. The Vampire Sound Incorporation - The Lions And The Cucumber
                                                    9. Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods - Monte Carlo Nights

                                                    Various Artists

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

                                                      One of the most successful and celebrated remixers of the 1980’s, The Shep Pettibone Master Mixes Vol One, Part Two features 16 classic tracks  compiled and sequenced by Wayne Dickson (BBR/Groove Line Records) and pressed on 2 x 180g clear vinyl.

                                                      Featuring a list of some of the biggest and most diverse artists of the 1980 s including Lionel Richie, Pointer Sisters, George Benson, Gloria Gaynor and The Salsoul Orchestra.

                                                      ‘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

                                                      Side A.
                                                      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. B B & Q - (I’m A) Dreamer (12” Shep Pettibone Vocal/Long Version)

                                                      Side B.
                                                      1. Pointer Sisters - Goldmine (12" Version)
                                                      2. Lionel Richie - Love Will Conquer All (12" Vocal Version)
                                                      3. Howard Hewett - Stay (After Midnight Mix)
                                                      4. George Benson - Twice The Love (Club Love Remix)

                                                      Side C.
                                                      1. Leroy Burgess - Heartbreaker (12" Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                      2. Instant Funk - (Just Because) You'll Be Mine (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) 2017 Remaster
                                                      3. The Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) (12" Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                      4. The Flirts - You And Me (12” Shep Pettibone Mix)

                                                      Side D.
                                                      1. Gloria Gaynor - I Am What I Am (12” Extended Version)
                                                      2. Phyllis Nelson - I Like You (12” Extended Version)
                                                      3. The Jammers - Be Mine Tonight (12” Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                      4. First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (12" Shep Pettibone Mix)

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Overdose Of The Holy Ghost - Compiled By David Hill (Repress)

                                                        ZR returns with a long overdue Gospel album compiled by David Hill.

                                                        The album leads with a track from The Clark Sisters who are without doubt one of the most successful and prolific family gospel groups of the last forty years. Originally released on S.O.G. Records (Sounds of Gospel), ‘Overdose of the Holy Ghost’ was recorded in 1981 and would go on to become the group’s biggest crossover hit after being licensed to Elektra Records and released internationally in 1983.

                                                        The ‘Queen of Gospel Music’, Shirley Caesar turns in a smoldering, socially conscious, Philadelphia International inspired groover with ‘Message To The People’. Gospel artists are well known for taking popular secular songs – or riffs from them – and adapting the lyrics to take the song in a spiritual direction. Kristle uses The Emotions’ ‘Best of My Love’ as its foundation, and builds from a slow intro, gradually turning up the heat until it’s the dancefloor burner that is ‘I’ll Go’.

                                                        With further disco and funk induced soul provided by many more Gospel luminaries, plus exclusive edits from David Hill and Z Records’ Dave Lee, ‘Overdose of the Holy Ghost’ is a shining example of church music that has been influenced by secular soul that was built for the dance floor.

                                                        “Gospel music has often followed the prominent trends in secular music, probably in the hope of widening its audience by giving the subject matter a sprinkling of cool. In the 60s it happened with R&B and then funkflavoured gospel, the 70s brought sweet-soul crossovers, and by 1975 the sounds of early disco had started to permeate the genre. This compilation brings together overlooked gospel gems that have their production rooted in disco and boogie, the sound of the early 80s that followed in disco’s wake. It’s only recently that this music has begun to be appreciated by fans outside of its original target market, and I’m glad to help it finally reach a wider audience.” - David Hill

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1 The Clark Sisters - Everything's Gonna Be Alright (Dave Lee Edit)
                                                        A2 Sharon Johnson - A Better Day
                                                        A3 Dan Greer - Love Is The Message (Dave Lee Edit)
                                                        B1 Ricky Womack & Christian Essence - I Need You (Dave Lee Edit)
                                                        B2 Shirley Caesar - Heavenly Father
                                                        C1 Elbernita 'Twinkie' Clark - Awake O Zion
                                                        C2 The Clark Sisters - Overdose Of The Holy Ghost
                                                        C3 Kristle - I'll Go
                                                        D1 The Young Delegation - He Lives
                                                        D2 Tommy T & Company - Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Brown Acid: The Thirteenth Trip

                                                          The forthcoming latest edition of the popular compilation series featuring long-lost vintage 60s-70s proto-metal and stoner rock singles, Brown Acid: The Thirteenth Trip will be available on Halloween 2021. Check out the first single "Run Run", released in 1970 by Montreal hard rockers Max is available to hear & share via Metal Injection HERE. (And, direct YouTube and Bandcamp)

                                                          The Brown Acid series is curated by L.A. label RidingEasy Records and retailer/label Permanent Records. 

                                                          About The Thirteenth Trip:
                                                          Max, from Montreal, QC — originally known as Dawn, before Tony Orlando & Dawn forced a name change — kick things off with “Run Run” from their lone 1970 single. It’s a hard-hitting rocker with scale climbing crunching guitars and powerful Bonham-esque drumming. Sadly, the band didn’t last long due to poor management and various other factors, so this is the only surviving document according to guitarist Gerry Markman. And what a document it is, paired with the A-side “The Flying Dutchman.”

                                                          You might remember Ralph Williams and the Wright Brothers from their track “Never Again” on Brown Acid: The Tenth Trip. Here they make their return to the series with the A-side of their 1972 Hour Glass Records 45, which sounds like Blue Cheer mangling Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” (that’s right, several years before Van Halen actually did so.) Alas, Ralph and these Wright Brothers soon disappeared from terrestrial airspace.

                                                          “Feelin’ Dead” is extremely heavy blues from this also extremely rare 1974 single by Detroit, MI’s Master Danse, which was only released as a promo 45. Think Led Zeppelin’s “Since I’ve Been Loving You” and you’re on the right track. A little dose of Hendrix acid blues and a heartfelt groove, and you’ll wonder why this single never even made it to official release. The unavoidable tell in the lyric, “help me get this damn thing out of my arm” hints at the post-Vietnam heroin epidemic as a potential clue why we never heard more from Master Danse.

                                                          Folks, Gary Del Vecchio is “Buzzin’” hard on this one, and from what sounds like an in-studio party of yelps and chatter at the start of the song, it seems that the whole band was in on the festivities. The funky blues riff, reminiscent of Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker” and rollicking rhythmic changes certainly keep the buzz a rollin’.The recording is technically credited as Gary Del Vecchio with Max, though not the same band as the one that kicks off this Trip.

                                                          John Kitko’s 1973 heavy psychedelic rager “Indecision” is the only recording known to exist by the mysterious artist. The Twin Record Productions release features a different artist, Tom Poff on the B-side, which is truly a shame, considering the smoldering ashes Kitko leaves of the turntable by song’s end. It starts out more like a late 60s Acid Rock jam before leaping into a blazing double-time gallop, whipped into a frenzy by wailing, neck-pickup guitar squeals and Kitko’s barely audible howls.

                                                          Tampa, FL’s Bacchus made their Brown Acid debut way back on the very first Trip with “Carry My Load.” This 1972 B-side, “Hope” is a huge sounding swinging rocker replete with roadhouse piano bolstering the chunky riffs and confident vocals. After relocating to Southern California a few years later, the band morphed into Fortress, an 80s melodic metal act whose Hands In The Till album of Pomp Rock on Atlantic Records still draws chatter today.

                                                          Orchid’s “Go Big Red” is perhaps the most garage-y sounding offering here, with loose rhythms and straightforward stop-and-start riffing. Nonetheless, the stomping energy and fried-amp guitar tone make this one a charming skull thwack. The band’s 1973 single on American records, backed with a cover of Johnny Russell and Voni Morrison’s “Act Naturally” (popularized by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos) is their only release, so the world never did see this Orchid fully blossom.

                                                          By the title alone of Dry Ice’s “Don’t Munkey with the Funky Skunky” you know you’re in for a good time. The 1974 barnstormer seems aimed to the novelty tunes crowd, with its kooky lyrics and silly-voiced spoken catchphrase break, “peeyew, you’ll be sorry if you do.” But, the Ohio band’s maniacal drumming, crunching guitars and, of course, drug euphemistic lyrics make it a shoo-in for the Brown Acid series of erudite rock’n’roll.

                                                          Good Humore’s swaggering 1976 rocker “Detroit” is a slick and smooth paen to the Motor City. It most likely doesn’t predate “Detroit Rock City” by Kiss, also released in 1976, and it has more rock’n’roll swing, but it could fit comfortably alongside the era’s arena anthems. Not much else is known about the one-off release on P.V. Records, but songwriter Mike Moats is noted to also have been a recording engineer in later years and this well produced track sounds like a labor of love. 

                                                          Multi Culti launch a new quarterly 12" series in step with the seasons beginning with SOLSTICE I:

                                                          Post-pandemic lockdown inspiration can be found in the great planetary balancing act that has taken place since a cataclysmic impact with an asteroid caused mass extinction and set our earth’s orbit off axis. This AXIAL TILT, or obliquity, is responsible for the seasons, and life as we know it has evolved around these unleashed forces. As our lives and for many, careers, have spun dramatically off axis as of late, we look ahead to the coming seasons, with the hope that we can weather the changes, and maintain inner stability. To aid in this quest, Multi Culti promises to deliver sonic support with utmost regularity at the peak moments of cosmic significance, with each Solstice and Equinox.

                                                          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 heavy-weight 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, other-worldy assortment of sounds.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Soul Jazz Records Presents: CUBA: Music And Revolution: Culture Clash In Havana: Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2

                                                            Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that takes off in exactly the same vein as the much-acclaimed Vol. 1 – exploring the many styles that came out of Cuba in the 1970s as Latin and Salsa mixed with heavy doses of Jazz, Funk, and Disco to create some of the most dancefloor-friendly music ever made!

                                                            The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

                                                            Much of the music on this album is featured in the deluxe large format book ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90’, released by Soul Jazz Books and also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), featuring the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

                                                            The music on this new album features a host of rarities from legendary Cuban artists such as Los Van Van, alongside Grupo De Experimentación, Farah Maria, Ricardo Eddy Martinez, Juan Pablo Torres, Grupo Sintesis and Orquesta Riverside, most of whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba but have long been favourite club tracks and secret-weapons in Gilles Peterson’s record boxes!

                                                            The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms reflecting both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album has never been heard outside of Cuba.

                                                            Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records. 

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            CD1
                                                            1. Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - Y Que Bien (4.24)
                                                            2. Orquesta Los Van Van - Por Que Lo Haces? (4.10)
                                                            3. Los Latinos - Quemando (2.46)
                                                            4. Farah María - Amame Y No Pienses Mas (4.13)
                                                            5. FA 5 - Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon (5.53)
                                                            6. Tambores De Enrique Bonne - Como Arrullos De Palma (2.47)
                                                            7. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - Expresso Ritmico (4.11)
                                                            8. Los Papines - Solo De Tumba Y Bongo (5.31)
                                                            9. Grupo Sintesis - Aqui Estamos (2.31)
                                                            10. Los Van Van - Llegada (2.08)
                                                            11. Grupo Raices Nuevas - Baila Mi Guaguancó (5.02)

                                                            CD2
                                                            1. Luis Carbonell - La Rumba (3.53)
                                                            2. Orquesta Riverside - En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes (3.02)
                                                            3. Juan Formel & Los Van Van - Llegue, Llegue (5.51)
                                                            4. Grupo Los Yoyi - Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar (3.09)
                                                            5. Los Papines - Para Que Niegas? (4.23)
                                                            6. Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC - Cuba Va! (3.06)
                                                            7. Raul Gomez - Luces En La Pista (4.40)
                                                            8. Los Brito - El 4-5-6 (2.50)
                                                            9. Leo Brouwer - Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza (1.37)
                                                            10. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - La 132 (4.23)
                                                            11. Los Reyes 73 - Finalizo Un Amor (3.37)

                                                            A
                                                            1. Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - Y Que Bien (4.24)
                                                            2. Orquesta Los Van Van - Por Que Lo Haces? (4.10)
                                                            3. Los Latinos - Quemando (2.46)
                                                            4. Farah María - Amame Y No Pienses Mas (4.13)

                                                            B
                                                            1. FA 5 - Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon (5.53)
                                                            2. Tambores De Enrique Bonne - Como Arrullos De Palma (2.47)
                                                            3. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - Expresso Ritmico (4.11)

                                                            C
                                                            1. Los Papines - Solo De Tumba Y Bongo (5.31)
                                                            2. Grupo Sintesis - Aqui Estamos (2.31)
                                                            3. Los Van Van - Llegada (2.08)
                                                            4. Grupo Raices Nuevas - Baila Mi Guaguancó (5.02)

                                                            D
                                                            1. Luis Carbonell - La Rumba (3.53)
                                                            2. Orquesta Riverside - En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes (3.02)
                                                            3. Juan Formel & Los Van Van - Llegue, Llegue (5.51)

                                                            E
                                                            1. Grupo Los Yoyi - Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar (3.09)
                                                            2. Los Papines - Para Que Niegas? (4.23)
                                                            3. Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC - Cuba Va! (3.06)
                                                            4. Raul Gomez - Luces En La Pista (4.40)

                                                            F
                                                            1. Los Brito - El 4-5-6 (2.50)
                                                            2. Leo Brouwer - Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza (1.37)
                                                            3. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - La 132 (4.23)
                                                            4. Los Reyes 73 - Finalizo Un Amor (3.37)

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            DJ Kicks: Disclosure

                                                              For a duo whose youthful energy rejuvenated the world of house music at the start of the 2010s, it seems incredible that Disclosure are now into their second decade of musical life. The incredible vigour of those early records, the spark of invention and ever-onward musical thrust, remains with the Disclosure brothers, Howard and Guy Lawrence, to this day.

                                                              The emphasis throughout DJ-Kicks is on motion. After a brief ambient introduction from Pépe’s Life Signs, Disclosure keeps the energy high, in a mix that showcases the wonderful malleability of a house beat in the right hands. From sub bass to disco samples to 303 tweak, all is welcome in Disclosure’s house, with the mix allowing individual songs space to breathe even as the pace remains harefooted.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              CD
                                                              1. Pépe - Recollection
                                                              2. Harry Wolfman - LOTF
                                                              3. Cleanfield - Conflict With Clayton
                                                              4. Disclosure - Deep Sea
                                                              5. Simon Hinter - Wanna Make Love
                                                              6. &on&on - Don’t Say A Word
                                                              7. M-High - Harmony In The Distance
                                                              8. Slum Science - Mezmerized
                                                              9. Disclosure - Observer Effect (DJ-Kicks)
                                                              10. East End Dubs - BRave
                                                              11. Onipa - Fire (Disclosure Edit)
                                                              12. Arfa X Joe - Recognise

                                                              LP
                                                              A1. Pépe - Recollection
                                                              A2. Harry Wolfman - LOTF
                                                              A3. Cleanfield - Conflict With Clayton
                                                              B1. Disclosure - Deep Sea
                                                              B2. Simon Hinter - Wanna Make Love
                                                              B3. &on&on - Don’t Say A Word
                                                              C1. M-High - Harmony In The Distance
                                                              C2. Slum Science - Mezmerized
                                                              D1. Disclosure - Observer Effect (DJ-Kicks)
                                                              D2. Arfa X Joe - Recognise

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              DJ Harvey Is The Sound Of Mercury Rising Volumen Tres

                                                                In the face of adverse clubbing conditions the irrepressible deejay harvey releases volume three of the mercury rising compilation triptych. Representing what could’ve been and what shall be in the hallowed hall which is Freddys nightclub pikes Ibiza in the future.

                                                                Put it on, turn it up, feel the magic till we meet again.

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Patrick says: Fresh from re-energising the city with a spectacular return to Electric Chair at Mayfield Depot, disco maverick, Balearic heart throb and house hero DJ Harvey delivers another instalment of EPIC tunes from his Ibizan residency.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. MODE - Lo-Fi Odyssey (Stallions Remix)
                                                                2. Georgie Red - We'll Work It Out
                                                                3. Luca Averna & Chris Coco - There Is No Planet B
                                                                4. Kraak & Smaak - Same Blood (feat. The Palms) (Tensnake Extended Remix Instrumental)
                                                                5. Peter Jacques Band - Mighty Fine
                                                                6. Mozaika - Never See You Again
                                                                7. Pino Presti Ft. Roxy Robinson - You Know Why (Disco Version)
                                                                8. Twice Of Love - 24 Hours From Culture
                                                                9. Soul Of Hex - Psychic
                                                                10. Backbeat Convention - Love And Happiness (Quartz Ddub All Over Mix)
                                                                11. Chris & Cosey - Exotika (12" Mix)
                                                                12. Tavares - I Wanna See You Soon
                                                                13. Brass Construction - Now Is Tomorrow (Anticipation)

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Christmas Hits: Jazz, Lounge And Rhythm & Blues

                                                                  Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All the Way! Once again Santa Claus is coming to town and this time he's bringing a sack full of Christmas songs performed by some of the most fascinating jazz, lounge and Rhythm & Blues artists. Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and many others are joining Santa this year so that you and your family and friends can reunite around the Christmas tree in style.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas
                                                                  Frank Sinatra - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
                                                                  Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
                                                                  Harry Belafonte - Mary's Boy Child
                                                                  Billie Holiday - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
                                                                  Johnny Mathis - Sleigh Ride
                                                                  Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
                                                                  Ella Fitzgerald - Frosty The Snowman
                                                                  Chet Baker - Winter Wonderland
                                                                  Louis Armstrong - White Christmas
                                                                  Dean Martin - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
                                                                  Frank Sinatra - Jingle Bells
                                                                  Julie London - I'd Like You For Christmas
                                                                  Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph, Run
                                                                  Charles Brown - Please Come Home For Christmas
                                                                  Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
                                                                  Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
                                                                  Bing Crosby - White Christmas
                                                                  Ella Fitzgerald - Sleigh Ride
                                                                  Elvis Presley - Here Comes Santa Claus

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Xterminator Records: The Legacy - Chapter 1

                                                                    In over thirty years of regularly meeting with reggae artists and musicians in the UK and Kingston, I never encountered anything like the feeling of being around the Xterminator camp during the nineties. It wasn’t just the depth of talent that owner Philip “Fatis” Burrell could call upon or even the quality of his productions, but the sense of purpose he instilled in people. At times, it felt as if he and his group of largely Rasta artists had aligned themselves with a higher power - not just in their reasoning sessions, but when someone stepped to the mic and opened their heart, as well as their mouth. If you recorded for Fatis, you went into the studio empty-handed - no lyrics - and put your trust in the Almighty. That was the rule and the artists who passed through Xterminator had to really feel what they were singing or deejaying about.

                                                                    As you can tell, the music on this album wasn’t just slapped down in search of hits or a quick buck. The aim was more profound than that, and nor was it made by people who watched the clock or sought stardom, but souls brave enough to stand up and speak their truth as music filled the room and Fatis smiled from the side-lines. The irony is that whilst they’re hailed as classics today, Xterminator records were hardly played on the radio in Jamaica - mainly because payola was rife when these tracks were recorded, and the idea of a DJ playing music for reasons other than love or solidarity was never going to impress Fatis, whose earliest

                                                                    production here dates from 1990. Four years after recording Hot Stepper, Ini Kamoze had the biggest hit of his career with a revamped Here Comes The Hotstepper but the original version, stripped of bombast and samples, makes the same point just as well. “Hot stepper” is Jamaican slang for a badman, which is how Gregory Isaacs uses it in the lyrics of Make Me Prosper. That song is another of the Cool Ruler’s ghetto confessionals, whereas Ini’s advice - reggae warriors please take note - is to “stand strong, don’t fear no one. Live good with everyone.”

                                                                    Sugar Minott was one of the first artists to voice for Fatis and Run Tings isn’t a boast, but a warning to our so-called betters. Listening to it in 1992, it was easy to believe that the tide was turning. Soon afterwards, Fatis - who was born in Birmingham, UK, but raised in Kingston - dropped the “E” from Exterminator and hired Dean Fraser as the label’s musical director. With Dean overseeing the vocals and harmonies the quality of recordings improved markedly, aided by Sly Dunbar’s sledgehammer snare drum, backing band the Firehouse Crew’s growing maturity and a new generation of Jamaican roots reggae artists led by Luciano and Sizzla.

                                                                    Together with established stars such as Cocoa Tea, Beres Hammond, Frankie Paul and Sanchez, they did some of their best-ever work for Fatis. Sanchez had begun his musical journey by singing in church and Praise Him is a masterpiece of gospel reggae that still prompts a forest of raised arms in a dance to this day, but then you could say the same thing about the majority of tracks here. Fatis had voiced Sanchez from early and then discovered Capleton, who was a dancehall artist before embracing Rastafari. By the time he recorded Stand Tall, the St. Mary born deejay was called “The Prophet” and releasing one Rasta anthem after another. Jah Cure, then still a teenager, voiced Trod In The Valley that same year, shortly before beginning a lengthy jail sentence. He was a protégé of Beres Hammond’s, who was a very close friend of Fatis’. The distinctions between Beres’ own Harmony House label and Xterminator would blur a little sometimes but that’s what happens with family. It’s little wonder that Morgan Heritage and their younger siblings LMS felt at home recording for Fatis, or that Bubble In The Struggle was such a big hit in 1998, which is when Luciano’s Ulterior Motive broke out in the dancehalls. The Messenger had voiced two highly acclaimed albums for Island Jamaica by then, both produced by Fatis, but Ulterior Motive would be one of Luciano’s last hits for the label. When he departed, that left Sizzla as Fatis’ leading act. The fiery young singjay, who’d burst onto the scene with True God and Praise Ye Jah, recorded Taking Over amidst hopes and fears to do with the onrushing new Millennium - an event he believed would enable humanity to hit the restart button. It didn’t quite work out like that yet no one can accuse Sizzla, Fatis and other leading Xterminator artists heard here of failing to heed the zeitgeist. It’s to their eternal credit that the music they made over twenty years ago can still play in today’s reggae dancehalls, and that the lyrical messages continue to be of relevance. That’s the strength and beauty of these recordings, which Global Beats have now lovingly restored and represented anew.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Luciano – Ulterior Motive
                                                                    2. Sugar Minott – Run Things
                                                                    3. Morgan Heritage – Bubble In The Struggle
                                                                    4. Ini Kamoze - Hot Steppa
                                                                    5. Gregory Isaacs - Make Me Prosper
                                                                    6. Sizzla - Taking Over
                                                                    7. Frankie Paul – Gimme That Portion
                                                                    8. Sanchez – Praise Him
                                                                    9. Cocoa Tea – Good Life
                                                                    10. Capleton – Stand Tall
                                                                    11. Jah Cure – Trod In The Valley
                                                                    12. Beres Hammond - Hold On

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    The Rough Guide To Chicago Blues

                                                                      With its roots in the Mississippi Delta, the Chicago blues exploded onto the scene in the late 1940s as an electrified and souped-up brand of blues.

                                                                      This Rough Guide features many pioneering artists including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter, whose influence helped shape the future of rock music.

                                                                      An album which traces the development of the Chicago blues scene during its late 1940s/1950s heyday and presents some of the finest blues guitar tracks you will ever hear from the likes of Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Earl Hooker. Also Includes tracks by Harmonica pioneers Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson II.

                                                                      Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Muddy Waters - I Can’t Be Satisfied
                                                                      Otis Rush - All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
                                                                      Billy Boy Arnold - I Wish You Would
                                                                      Howlin’ Wolf - Back Door Man
                                                                      Junior Wells - Messin’ With The Kid
                                                                      Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues
                                                                      Sonny Boy Williamson II - Do It If You Wanta
                                                                      Earl Hooker - Blues In D Natural
                                                                      Little Walter - My Babe
                                                                      Jimmy Rogers - Chicago Bound
                                                                      Otis Spann With Robert Lockwood Junior - Take A Little Walk With Me
                                                                      Baby Face Leroy - Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (Part 1)
                                                                      Jimmy Reed - Big Boss Man
                                                                      Elmore James - The Sky Is Crying
                                                                      Bo Diddley - I’m A Man

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Pop Psychédélique (The Best Of French Psychedelic Pop 1964-2019)

                                                                        French Pop - music so effortlessly cool and hip you can’t help but fall in love, Psychedelia - fuzzy dance floor music to lose yourself too. Put the two together and you have an intoxicating mix that is so lush and so perfect, and a sound that has helped soundtrack recent hit TV series such as The Queens Gambit, Killing Eve and The Serpent.

                                                                        ‘Pop Psychedelique’ (released on Two-Piers) brings together the early pioneers and superstars of the French Pop sound - Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot, with the darlings of the 60’ scene - Frances Gall, Gillian Hills, Jacqueline Taieb.

                                                                        Add in the more recent French Psych sounds of L’Epee and The Liminanas (both tracks used in Killing Eve), the haunting sound of Fabienne DelSol, the 60s Parisien cool of Anna Karina, the Freak Beat Psychedelic Rock of Les 5 Gentlemen, the dance floor joy of Charlotte Leslie’s Franco cover of The Capitols soul classic, the eccentric ear worm of ‘Les Cornichons’ by Nino Ferrer, and the sheer Moog pop brilliance of ‘E.V.A’ by Jean Jacques-Perrey.

                                                                        Finish off with Stereolab’s take on French pop on ‘Cybele’s Reverie', Air, one of the most influential electronic bands of 2000s, go synth psych pop on ‘Don’t Be Light’ and Pierre Henry’s epic Big-Beat anthem ‘Psyche Rock’ rounds things off perfectly - Pop Psychedelique - pure joy!


                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1 Contact - Brigitte Bardot
                                                                        A2 Tut Tut Tut Tut - Gillian Hills
                                                                        A3 Laisse Tomber Les Filles - France Gall
                                                                        A4 7AM - Jacqueline Taieb
                                                                        A5 I’m Gonna Haunt You - Fabienne DelSol
                                                                        A6 Si Tu Reviens Chez Moi - Les 5 Gentlemen
                                                                        B1 Roller Girl - Comedie Musicale ‘Anna’ - Anna Karina
                                                                        B2 Migas 2000 - The Liminanas
                                                                        B3 Dreams - L’Epee
                                                                        B4 Les Cornichons - Nino Ferrer
                                                                        B5 Harley Davidson - Brigitte Bardot
                                                                        B6 Poupee De Cire Poupée De Son - France Gall
                                                                        C1 Une Filles C’est Fait Pour Faire L’amour - Charlotte Leslie
                                                                        C2 La Fille A La Moto - Dani
                                                                        C3 Tu Fais Partie Du Passe - Zouzou
                                                                        C4 Requiem Pour Un C… - BOF “Le Pacha” - Serge Gainsbourg
                                                                        C5 E.V.A - Jean-Jacques Perrey
                                                                        D1 Cybele’s Reverie - Stereolab
                                                                        D2 Don’t Be Light - Air
                                                                        D3 Psyche Rock (Malpaso Mix By Fatboy Slim) - Pierre Henry 

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Das Wasteland: Berlin Vol 1 & 2

                                                                          Only the second compilation ever featured on Tim’s Twitter Listening Party, the limited-edition gatefold 140g double vinyl Das Wasteland: Berlin Vol 1 & 2 features 17 artists all boasting an intimate bond with the city, including the transcendental psychedelic sounds of Tim Burgess (produced by Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe), contemporary trip hop from Drab City, original spoken word compositions from award-winning author Rob Doyle and King Khan feat. John Burl Smith, legendary expat resident Eddie Argos’s Art Brut, techno-infused remixes from frequent New Order collaborator Mark Reeder of Lithuanian superstar Alanas Chosnau and China’s biggest English language band STOLEN, exclusive releases from alt folk 6 Music Favourite Saint Leonard and Fat White Family founder Nathan Saoudi under his Brian Destiny alias and also local musical luminaries Stony Sugarskull, Hello Pity, Berlin Diaries, Bed Monsters, Otto Von Bismark and more.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Side A:

                                                                          Rob Doyle & Saint Leonard: History’s Children 
                                                                          Brian Destiny: Nothing’s Going To Come And Save Us
                                                                          Mustelide Feat. Rapasa Otieno: Thum Nyatiti (Broken Orchestra Mix) 

                                                                          Side B:

                                                                          Saint Leonard: Always Night 
                                                                          Drab City: Troubled Girl 
                                                                          Alanas Chosnau & Shark Vegas : I Can't Share This Feeling (Serious Mix) 
                                                                          Bed Monsters: Wild, Wild, Wild Wedding 

                                                                          Side C:

                                                                          Art Brut: Good Morning Berlin 
                                                                          Vagrant Lovers: Nexus 
                                                                          Stony Sugarskull: House On Fire 
                                                                          King Khan And John Burl Smith: Prayer For Equal Justice 
                                                                          Tim Burgess: Doors Of Then 

                                                                          Side D:

                                                                          Stolen: Why We Chose To Die In Berlin (Original Morning House Mix) -
                                                                          Hello Pity: Kiss The Death 
                                                                          Martyn Klang: Slipping Time 
                                                                          The Berlin Diaries: The Most Fucked Up Staircase In Berlin 
                                                                          Otto Von Bismarck: Leichtes Spiel

                                                                          Duca Bianco stroll back into the club, ready to make you move to those outsider sounds all over again with this all star selection! We get off to a fucking fantastic start as Casinoboy pitches down and cuts up Paul Young sleaze-a-thon "Sex" to create a misty mid-tempo version which the same top poppers energy as that extended version of West End Girls - essential Balearic dancefloor cut here. Next up we have the completely cryptic "Unknown" by, well, Unknown, which hits us with a chugging one note bassline, garbled German vocals, tough machine drums and all sorts of siren abuse - think a lost NDW cut re-shaped by Benedikt Frey. Shifting gears for darkroom throb to trainline disco, Rune Lindbaek sweeps in with the galloping bassline, cosmic sequences and frothy vocals of weirdo-disco peak timer "Ratsastic Empress" before Khidja close the set with a feature length freak-fest called "Chuncho". Taking one low slung and hypnotic bassline, a subtle rhythm and some ethereal vocals, the Romanian duo cook up a tripped out bit of techno-disco for that point in the sesh where your mind and body are in separate rooms.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Casinoboy - On My Mind
                                                                          A2. Unknown
                                                                          B1. Rune Lindbaek - Ratsastic Empress
                                                                          B2. Khidja - Chuncho

                                                                          Nervous Records, the iconic label started by visionary father son duo Sam and Mike Weiss celebrates its 30th anniversary with an absolutely jam-packed selection of music. Comprised of both seminal & classic tracks from the label's archive, alongside brand-new remixes by some of its more recent signings, it's a brilliantly curated comp which shows the breadth of innovation this New York based label has enjoyed over its inspiring career. Literally every single DJ I know owns a Nervous record somewhere in their collection; whether it's the purist utterances of house music, soul-infused hip-hop or the early blueprints of what would become techno; the label's sincere and heartfelt approach to artists has nurtured an incredibly diverse and well-respected roster. Named after Louie Vega & Kenny Dope's 'Nervous Track' which would go onto inspire the London broken beat scene; their roster reads like a who's who of dance music royalty: David Morales, Tony Humphries, Roger Sanchez, Armand Van Helden, Kerri Chandler, Kim English, Byron Stingily and Josh Wink to name just a few!

                                                                          Part 1 comprises of tracks by Willie Ninja, Ralph Falcon, Look Out, The Messenger, Kim English and Byron Stingley; remixed by a smattering of old and new talent such as Tensake, Dr. Packer, Todd Edwards and Louie Vega to name a few. 

                                                                          Label classic, "You Make Me Feel Might Real", Byron Stingley's invigorated take on the Sylvestre hi-nrg disco staple gets a fresh leese of life via an inspired Kevin McKay remix whilst elsewhere, the proto-hardcore of Phture Trax's "Future Groove" is maxed out by Agent Orange who adopts a tribal-techno approach. 

                                                                          Set across four discs, the tracks are all pressed at maximum fidelity making it totally DJ friendly too. A vigorously in-depth portrait of this most highly regarded of labels that we can't recommend enough. 



                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Matt says: Well-deserved 30th anniversary celebration here of a very important label. Every DJ worth their salt owns a Nervous record somewhere in their collection. Here we get a glimpse into the label's new direction as they draft in a stellar cast of modern remix talent.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Willie Ninja - I’m Hot (Louie Vega & Josh Milan Remix)
                                                                          A2. Willie Ninja - I’m Hot (Expansions NYC Dub)
                                                                          B1. Willie Ninja - Hot (Louie Vega’s Why Because I’m Hot Original Mix)
                                                                          C1. Ralph Falcon - Break You (Radio Slave Remix)
                                                                          D1. Ralph Falcon - Break You (Original Mix)
                                                                          E1. The Messenger - End This Hate (Tensnake Remix)
                                                                          E2. The Messenger - End This Hate (Todd Edwards Original Mix)
                                                                          F1. Beltram Presents Phuture Trax - Future Groove (Agent Orange DJ Rework)
                                                                          F2. Beltram Presents Phuture Trax - Future Groove (Maxed Out Original Mix)
                                                                          G1. Kim English - Unspeakable Joy (Dr Packer Remix)
                                                                          G2. Kim English - Unspeakable Joy (Maurice Joshua Original Mix)
                                                                          H1. Byron Stingily - You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Kevin McKay Remix)
                                                                          H2. Look Out - Let Your Body Go (Franky Rizardo Remix)

                                                                          Nervous Records, the iconic label started by visionary father son duo Sam and Mike Weiss celebrates its 30th anniversary with an absolutely jam-packed selection of music. Comprised of both seminal & classic tracks from the label's archive, alongside brand-new remixes by some of its more recent signings, it's a brilliantly curated comp which shows the breadth of innovation this New York based label has enjoyed over its inspiring career. Literally every single DJ I know owns a Nervous record somewhere in their collection; whether it's the purist utterances of house music, soul-infused hip-hop or the early blueprints of what would become techno; the label's sincere and heartfelt approach to artists has nurtured an incredibly diverse and well-respected roster. Named after Louie Vega & Kenny Dope's 'Nervous Track' which would go onto inspire the London broken beat scene; their roster reads like a who's who of dance music royalty: David Morales, Tony Humphries, Roger Sanchez, Armand Van Helden, Kerri Chandler, Kim English, Byron Stingily and Josh Wink to name just a few!

                                                                          Part two of the compilation sees much of the label's classic house tracks given a brand new remix by artists such as Adelphi Music Factory, Sarius Syrossian and Gerd Janson alongside older signings such as David Morales and Felix Da Housecat. Armand Van Helden drops a rawkus mix of Deep Creed's "The Anthem" whilst Kim English' soulful anthem "Learn 2 Luv" gets two flavoursome remixes by Ralf GUM and Mood II Swing.

                                                                          Set across four discs, the tracks are all pressed at maximum fidelity making it totally DJ friendly too. A vigorously in-depth portrait of this most highly regarded of labels that we can't recommend enough. 


                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Matt says: Part 2 of the 30th birthday celebration and Nervous take to the dancefloor with stone cold classics by Kim English and Byron Stingley given fresh outfits by a plethora of newer signings. A brilliant collection from the iconic label.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Kim English - Treat Me Right (David Morales Club Mix)
                                                                          A2. Sandy B - Feel Like Singing (Adelphi Music Factory Remix)
                                                                          B1. Byron Stingily - Get Up Everybody (Darius Syrossian Remix)
                                                                          B2. Byron Stingily - Get Up Everybody (Parade Mix)
                                                                          C1. PJ - Can Ya Tell Me (Gerd Janson Piano Megamix)
                                                                          C2. PJ - Can Ya Tell Me (Gerd Janson Bonus Beat)
                                                                          C3. PJ - Can Ya Tell Me (Pierre’s Phat Dub)
                                                                          D1. Wonderboy - Jerk It (Sorley Street Mix)
                                                                          D2. Wonderboy - Jerk It (Felix Da Housecat Original Nooworld Underground Mix)
                                                                          E1. Innervision Ft Melonie Daniels - Don’t You Ever Give Up (Ian Friday Libation Vox)
                                                                          E2. Innervision Ft Melonie Daniels - Don’t You Ever Give Up (Ricanstruction Vocal)
                                                                          F1. Kim English - Learn 2 Luv (Ralf GUM Remix)
                                                                          F2. Kim English - Learn 2 Luv (Mood II Swing Club Mix)
                                                                          G1. Deep Creed - The Anthem (Monki Remix)
                                                                          G2. Deep Creed - The Anthem (Armand Van Helden Original Circle Mix)
                                                                          H1. Kim English - It Makes A Difference (Danny Howard Remix)
                                                                          H2. Danny Krivit & Kyle Smith Present Kim English - It Makes A Difference (Dub)

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Rockinitis Volume 4

                                                                            With Rockinitis we champion electric-guitar blues from the fifties and early-sixties. Unfettered pleasure in the form of Black dance music. This fourth installment of the series may be the hottest yet.

                                                                            Barcelona’s Fonsoul has been neck deep in records his whole life. After kicking around in indie bands during the ‘90s, he started DJing and turned his focus towards collecting African American music forms in their original 7'' format. Check out his incredible YouTube channel to hear the results of this obsession. Fonsoul has also contributed superb mixes to Jester Wild, Jukebox Jam, Buzzsaw Joint, Cool Cat, and A Wamba Buluba. He’s been running the Double Cookin’ club for over a decade and is a regular guest at clubs and weekenders throughout Europe.

                                                                            Mace was born and bred in Stoke-on-Trent. From the Mod revival scene he got into ‘60s Soul and R&B. He’s been relieving Northern Soul record dealers of gritty and bluesy 45s for years. His passion for finding obscure ‘50s blues and ‘60s R&B drew him to record fairs in the USA. Now he makes a living trading vinyl. Enthusiasts worldwide know Rhythm-and-Soul45s.com as a reliable source of quality wax. A DJ since his late teens, Mace has put on many events, including The Federal R&B Club in Crewe. He’s also a resident DJ at Sheffield’s legendary Pow Wow.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Side: Fonsoul
                                                                            1. Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra – No More Love
                                                                            2. Big Tiny Kennedy And His Orchestra – Strange Kind Of Feeling
                                                                            3. Little Arthur Mathews – I’m Gonna Whale On You
                                                                            4. Solomon Burke – Why Do Me That Way
                                                                            5. Robert T. Smith With Toby Pride's Orch. – Workin' Again
                                                                            6. Jimmie Raney & Slim Slaughter – You Drink Too Much Booze
                                                                            7. Henry Moore With Willard Burton And Orchestra – Pretty Baby
                                                                            8. Mel Alexander And Movin Master’s Band – What A Friend
                                                                            Side: Mace
                                                                            1. Paul Gayten ‎– Yes You Do Yes You Do
                                                                            2. Little David - It Hurts Baby
                                                                            3. Blues Slim - Drivin Me Baby
                                                                            4. Little Ray - The World Can’t Do Me No Harm
                                                                            5. Mojo Watson - You Know You Don't Want Me
                                                                            6. Sam Baker - Crazy About You Baby
                                                                            7. Charles Sheffield - Shoo, Shoo Chicken
                                                                            8. Freddy King - That's What You Think

                                                                            Remixes of Verraco's debut album "Grial" featuring Chevel, Stenny, Konx-om-Pax and Mari Herzer. A futureproof smattering of hi-tek breaks, IDM and braindance electronica, modern day advancements in bass production, beat manipulation and sheer sonic prowess are displayed perfectly across the EP. It's almost like they're showing off what's capable with the right approach and the right equipment.

                                                                            Sitting nicely alongside the Phillip Jondo on Dekmental this week, and the INDEX record by Notte Infinita, it's an exciting time for lovers of precision bass & breaks engineering. Check!




                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1. Verraco - * (Mari Herzer Remix)
                                                                            A2. Verraco - NRG Remains (Chevel Remix)
                                                                            B1. Verraco - +Decodification__ (Stenny Remix)
                                                                            B2. Verraco - Abya Yala (Konx-om-Pax Remix)

                                                                            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)

                                                                              The first release on Optimo Music founder JD Twitch’s new compilation-focused label Cease & Desist will be a collection of pioneering turn-of-the-90s British “Bleep & Bass” techno tracks curated by author and music journalist Matt Anniss.

                                                                              Join The Future: UK Bleep & Bass 1988-91 is a partner product to Anniss’s critically acclaimed book on the foundations of British dance music’s ongoing love affair with sub-bass, Join The Future: Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bass Music. The book, which was published by Velocity Press in December and features a foreword by JD Twitch, documents in vivid detail the previously untold story of the Yorkshire-pioneered style and the impact it had on the development of UK dance music.

                                                                              The compilation is the first to focus on Bleep & Bass since the sound’s heyday in the late 1980s and early ’90s. It features a mix of historic cuts, period classics, overlooked gems and unreleased material. It was mastered for release by Warp Records co-founder and Forgemasters member Rob Gordon, a producer, remixer and studio engineer who arguably did more than anyone else to define the sub-heavy sound of the style.

                                                                              Gordon also contributed a previously unheard version of Alfanso’s “Dub Feels Nice”, a near mythical track he produced in 1991 that has never received a proper commercial release. The cut has been a secret weapon for a handful of Sheffield DJs for almost 30 years, most notably Gordon’s fellow Forgemasters member Winston Hazel. Fittingly, the compilation also includes the original unreleased instrumental version of Tuff Little Unit’s Steel City classic “Join The Future”.

                                                                              Many of the other tracks on the compilation are rare, hard to find or have not been issued on vinyl or digital since their initial release. It opens with Unique 3 and the Mad Musician’s “Only The Beginning” – the 1988 A-side of the first ever Bleep record – and also includes tracks and remixes from fellow scene pioneers Ital Rockers (an early alias of dub hero Iration Steppas), Nightmares on Wax, Cabaret Voltaire and DJ Martin and DJ Homes, the previously unheralded Chapeltown duo behind the influential Leeds-based studio and record label BASSIC.

                                                                              Elsewhere on the compilation you’ll find Birmingham producer Demonik’s sought-after debut single “Layrinthe”, a hard-to-find cut from Bedford-based men of mystery Original Clique, two classic cuts from the vaults of influential Midlands label Network Records and a glassy-eyed slab of Bleep/deep house fusion from 100 Hz.


                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Matt says: Yorkshire lay their rightful flag in the Arctic Tundra of Who Invented UK Rave? Putting to rites any self-absorbed Manc, Cockney (or Blackburnian for that matter) who likes to think 'they' invented the universal appreciation and global amalgamation of repetitive electronic beats. This is a really strong comp - all the tracks have stood the test of time undeniably. It's something about those deep bass frequencies and ancient dance rhythm. Still sounding somehow futuristic some 30 years later, it's a compilation any lover of dance music history needs in their collection.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1. Unique 3 & The Mad Musician - Only The Beginning
                                                                              A2. Original Clique - Come To Papa
                                                                              B1. Demonik - Labyrinthe
                                                                              B2. Nexus 21 - Self Hypnosis (Mr Whippy Remix)
                                                                              C1. Cabaret Voltaire - Easy Life (Jive Turkey Mix)
                                                                              C2. Alfanso - Dub Feels Nice (Version 4)
                                                                              C3. Ital Rockers - Dreams
                                                                              D1. Man Machine - Animal (DJ Martin & DJ Holmes Primordial Jungle Mix)
                                                                              D2. Nightmares On Wax - 21st Kong
                                                                              D3. Tuff Little Unit - Join The Future (Original Instrumental Mix)

                                                                              Immediately signed by XL upon their inception, Overmono have quickly become a dominant force within the UK dancefloor electronics scene. 12"s on AD 93 and Poly Kicks have furthered their credentials with club goers and electronic music lovers alike, leading us nicely to this incredibly well curated and expansive compilation for the enduring Fabric series. Inspired by cold, dark London nights, but celebrating the rich diversity of talent amongst the UK scene the mix takes in dubstep, dnb, techno and the experimental end of electronica. It features spoken word from Benjamin Zephaniah, Foremost Poets and the poetic lyrics of For Those I Love’s ‘I Have A Love’, making this a bold, upbeat, emotionally-moving, post-lockdown dancefloor comp.

                                                                              Inclusions of Orca’s classic ‘Intellect’ plus Artwork’s iconic white label ‘The Soul’ show the level of influence the brothers have in the scene. Rochdale-via-Manchester-via-Leeds' electronic troubadour Sockethead There's even an appearance from Rochdale-via-Manchester-via-Leeds' electronic troubadour Sockethead, whose self-reflective moments of synthesized ambi-noize, self-induced isolation and heart-spilling honestly were captured brilliantly on an LP for Youth earlier in the year. 


                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              CD
                                                                              1 Overmono - So U Kno
                                                                              2 Artwork - The Soul
                                                                              3 Foremost Poets - MoonRaker
                                                                              3 Milanese - Billy Hologram
                                                                              4 Antonio - Hyperfunk
                                                                              5 Overmono - If U Ever
                                                                              6 DJ Zank - Pegassans
                                                                              7 Surgeon & James Ruskin - Sound Pressure Part 3
                                                                              8 Holy Ghost - 4AM At The Crying Cactus
                                                                              9 L.B. Dub Corp - I Have A Dream Ft. Benjamin Zephaniah
                                                                              10 Plastikman - Fuk [Plus 8 Records]
                                                                              11 For Those I Love - I Have A Love (Overmono Remix)
                                                                              12 DJ Misjah - Victim
                                                                              13 Powder - Lost Of Light
                                                                              14 Overmono - BMW Track
                                                                              15 LCY - Shhh
                                                                              16 Vex'd - Pop Pop
                                                                              17 Robert Fleck - Bromine
                                                                              18 Anz - Morphing Into Brighter
                                                                              19 Actress - Caves Of Paradise
                                                                              20 Remarc - Thunderclap (Dubplate Mix)
                                                                              21 Equiknoxx - A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up
                                                                              22 Ed Rush & Optical - Bacteria
                                                                              23 Orca - Intellect
                                                                              24 Smith & Mighty - Film Score
                                                                              25 Blawan - Fourth Dimensional
                                                                              26 Roy Of The Ravers - Erolfa
                                                                              27 Sockethead - When I Close My Eyes I See Paint
                                                                              28 1995 Epilepsy - Get 2 Kno

                                                                              Vinyl:
                                                                              A1 L.B. Dub Corp - I Have A Dream Ft. Benjamin Zephaniah
                                                                              A2 1995 Epilepsy - Get 2 Kno
                                                                              B1 Blawan - Fourth Dimensional
                                                                              B2 Sockethead - When I Close My Eyes I See Paint
                                                                              C1 Overmono - If U Ever
                                                                              C2 LCY - Shhh
                                                                              D1 Orca - Intellect
                                                                              D2 DJ Misjah – Victim

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              The Rolling Stones - Origins (Greatest Music Influences)

                                                                                The Rolling Stones have easily won the record of longevity among rock bands with 60 years of career! This is a good opportunity to go back and explore their rich musical influences, which is the challenge of this new double LP collection "Origins" featuring 36 tracks. This album splits The Stones numerous influences into our chapters.
                                                                                The A-side features black bluesmen such as Muddy Waters and his famous Rollin' Stone, which gave the band it's name. But also Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf and the pioneer Robert Johnson with his famous Love In Vain. On the B side, white rock'n'roll with the American pioneers Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran. Bur also the English ones with Cliff Richard, Johnny Kidd and Alexis Korner with Whom they started. Back to black American music on Sides C and D, with rhythm & blues and soul music, including Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Solomon Burke. Among the 36 songs included, 21 were covered by the Rolling Stones and the other 15 had a major influence on them. Here are 36 good reasons to dive into the musical universe of the world's greatest rock band, still alive 60 years after it's creation!
                                                                                Lionel Eskenazi

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Side A
                                                                                01. Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone
                                                                                02. Chuck Berry - Come On
                                                                                03. Howlin' Wolf - The Red Rooster
                                                                                04. Bo Diddley - Mona
                                                                                05. John Lee Hooker - Dimples
                                                                                06. Jimmy Reed - Honest I Do
                                                                                07. Little Walter - Confessin' The Blues
                                                                                08. Slim Harpo - I'm A King Bee
                                                                                09. Robert Johnson - Love In Vain Blues
                                                                                10. Elvis Presley - My Baby Left Me
                                                                                11. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - Not Fade Away
                                                                                12. Cliff Richard & The Shadows - You Don't Know
                                                                                13. Eddie Cochran - 20 Flight Rock
                                                                                14. Jerry Lee Lewis - Money (That's What I Want)
                                                                                15. The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
                                                                                16. Dale Hawkins - Susie-Q
                                                                                17. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - I Can Tell
                                                                                18. Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated - I Got My Mojo Working

                                                                                Side B
                                                                                01. Ray Charles - I'm Movin' On
                                                                                02. Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike
                                                                                03. The Temptations - Oh Mother Of Mine
                                                                                04. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Mighty Good Lovin'
                                                                                05. The Coasters - Poison Ivy
                                                                                06. Larry Williams - She Said Yeah
                                                                                07. Irma Thomas - Don't Mess With My Man
                                                                                08. Amos Milburn - Down The Road Apiece
                                                                                09. Buster Brown - Fannie Mae
                                                                                10. Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
                                                                                11. Solomon Burke -Cry To Me
                                                                                12. The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
                                                                                13. Don Covay - I'm Coming Down With The Blues
                                                                                14. Benny Spellman - Fortune Teller
                                                                                15. Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On
                                                                                16. Bob & Earl - Oh Baby Doll
                                                                                17. Alvin Robinson - Oh Red
                                                                                18. Gene Allison - You Can Make It If You Try

                                                                                Stix Records, a sub-label of Favorite Recordings, proudly presents Disco Reggae Vol. 4, following three precedent acclaimed editions. Imagine the biggest classics from Roy Ayers, Chemise, Lyn Christopher, Gerswhin, A Taste Of Honey, Keni Burke, Patrice Rushen or Kraftwerk reworked and re-arranged as Reggae & Dub killer tunes. Dream no more, the best producers from the Stix roster cooked some magic over these essential tunes: Soul Sugar aka Booker Gee, Taggy Matcher, Blundetto, Mato, Rosemary Martins and Wolfgang signed here the perfect soundtrack to extend the summer and rock the dancefloors! Massive!

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Matt says: Stix continue to be one of the market leaders of the reggae refix. Featuring the original roster of Taggy Matcher, Blundetto & Mate plus some other all stars gathered up on the way; classic disco and soul given that all important SKANKADELIC rub-down. Jah!

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. Soul Sugar - We Live In Brooklyn
                                                                                A2. Taggy Matcher - She Can't Love You (feat Celia Kameni)
                                                                                A3. Blundetto Meets Booker Gee - Take Me With You (unreleased Discomix Version)
                                                                                A4. Wolfgang - Summertime (feat Boris Pokora)
                                                                                B1. Mato - Boogie Oogie Oogie (feat Lady Gatica) 
                                                                                B2. Hawa - Risin' To The Top (feat Rosemary Martins)
                                                                                B3. Taggy Matcher - Forget Me Nots (feat Cindy Pooch)
                                                                                B4. Taggy Matcher - Radioactivity

                                                                                Real deal, authentic as you like jungle business from an East Asian set of producers for the second volume of "Junglish Massive" on Klasse Wrecks.

                                                                                House legend Soichi Terado unlocks his alter ego, Sumo Jungle and gets the EP underway with a decidedly playful, riotous collection of breaks and bass. Utilizing some get sped-up, slow-down drum hits, quirky vocal snips and gurgling organ lines it's skippy, uptempo and should get the kids pogoing at the front in no time.

                                                                                Label owner Mr. Ho deposits some hefty amens, tentative pads and growling bass onto the sax-laden stems of "Championsound". Rich with liquid influences and some raggamuffin vox for the sound systems.

                                                                                Finally, Mogwaa takes us into space with "Been So Long". Decorated with galactic keys, pummeling subs and a plethora of vintage breaks it's a hardy, ruffneck affair which recalls the pirate radio sounds of Bizzy B, the stripped back presha of Ray Keith and the sci-fi dnb of Ed Rush. Mega! 


                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Matt says: Big new jungle 12" from the Klasse Wrecks firm which gives the old guard a serious run for their money. The techniques and studio trickery are second-to-none, ripping apart some classic breakbeats to devastating effect whilst their pad, synth and sample usage is highly sophisticated and advanced. Massive!

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Sumo Jungle - Grand Senshuuraku
                                                                                Mr. Ho - Championsound
                                                                                Mogwaa - Been So Long

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Different Frequencies - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                                                                                “Different Frequencies” is a compilation album, pressed on transparent blue vinyl and released on National Album Day 2021. With each track a standout record in its own right, this compilation album showcases a new generation of exciting artists at the start of their journeys.

                                                                                The album features Different Recordings artists such as Greentea Peng, p-rallel, NAYANA IZ, Kojaque and many more, with genres ranging from UK rap & R&B to more experimental and newly-established hybrids of grime and bass.

                                                                                Whilst some of the lyrics may contain tongue-in-cheek themes, the artists presented here have a serious and ambitious intention, establishing their identity in this post-everything landscape. It's inventive, playful, riddled with attitude and smart, snappy and wily all at once. The south of a youth in full flow! Recommended. 


                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. NAYANA IZ - TNT
                                                                                2. Kojaque - Shmelly
                                                                                3. Scuti - Skoowup
                                                                                4. Deema - WISH I HAD TO
                                                                                5. P-rallel & Lauren Faith -
                                                                                6. Blue Denim Jeans
                                                                                7. Greentea Peng - Ghost Town
                                                                                8. Ishi Vu - A.S.I.S.O.A. 1000
                                                                                9. Modern Modern Life -
                                                                                10. London Wants You There

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Performance (Original Motion Picture) - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                  Starring James Fox as a British gangster on the run who finds refuge in the home of reclusive ex-rock star Mick Jagger, Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's Performance is one of the great cult movies of the 1970s. The film's soundtrack, produced by Jack Nitzsche for Warner Bros., is equally noteworthy. Needless to say, the Rolling Stones connection is strong; the Jagger-sung single "Memo From Turner" was co-written with Keith Richards, and vocalist Merry Clayton (famous as the duet partner on "Gimme Shelter") appears on three tracks. Several up-and-coming WB artists also make key contributions, including Randy Newman (the raucous "Gone Dead Train"), slide guitar virtuoso Ry Cooder and Little Feat leader Lowell George. Like the film itself, the PERFORMANCE original motion picture soundtrack offers a fascinating glimpse at one of the most exciting eras in rock. 

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Side A:
                                                                                  1. Gone Dead Train
                                                                                  2. Performance
                                                                                  3. Get Away
                                                                                  4. Powis Square
                                                                                  5. Rolls Royce And Acid
                                                                                  6. Dyed, Dead And Red
                                                                                  Side B:
                                                                                  1. Memo From Turner
                                                                                  2. The Hashishin
                                                                                  3. Wake Up, Niggers
                                                                                  4. Poor White Hound Dog
                                                                                  5. Natural Magic
                                                                                  6. Turner's Murde

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Fest II

                                                                                    While festivals on grass are suspended, festivals on vinyl are in full swing. Filament brings you their third VA which recounts those summer moments as envisioned by Glowing Palms, Super Drama, Ghostwhip and their own Filament Deejays. Expect everything from eastern-infused disco & tropicalities, to woozy italo and UK garage.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Patrick says: Tasty four track sampler from the Filament camp here - coming hot off the blocks with a MEGA Bollywood disco cut up from the label heads, before Glowing Palms and Super Drama drop show stealing excursions into exotic Italo and New Beat respectively.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. Filament Deejays - 4:28 PM
                                                                                    A2. Glowing Palms - 6:04 PM 
                                                                                    B1. Super Drama - 9:37 PM
                                                                                    B2. Ghostwhip - 10:56 PM

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 1

                                                                                      Tasty, jam-packed collection of classic funk and soul hits from the early 60s (with a few dated back to '56). With a bargain bin price tag, but freshly pressed onto high quality vinyl and spread out nicely across two sides, these are beautifully definitive versions of these well known songs that all the family can enjoy! 

                                                                                      Volume 1 includes classics from Booker T & The M.G.s, James Brown, Herbie Hancock and Etta James.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      A1 Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions
                                                                                      A2 James Brown & The Famous Flames - Think
                                                                                      A3 The Mar-Keys - Last Night
                                                                                      A4 Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike
                                                                                      A5 Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
                                                                                      A6 Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
                                                                                      A7 Stevie Wonder - Ain't That Love
                                                                                      B1 Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
                                                                                      B2 Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love
                                                                                      B3 Little Willie John - Fever
                                                                                      B4 Etta James - I Just Want To Make Love To You
                                                                                      B5 Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 2

                                                                                        Second installment of this all-killer-no-filler funk compilation series. All coming in at a nice bargain bin price tag but featuring the whole kit and caboodle of funk classics, pressed nicely onto fresh wax and sounding better than ever! I honestly couldn't think of a better stocking filler for any discerning funk fan this Christmas!

                                                                                        Vol. 2 features dancefloor staples from The Fatback Band and Gwen McCrae plus lesser-known gems from Manu Dibango, Brother To Brother and Blowfly.

                                                                                        100% certified funk bangers, from beginning to end. Sure looks funky to me! 


                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1 Blowfly - Nobody’s Butt But Yours, Babe
                                                                                        A2 The Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)
                                                                                        A3 George McCrae - I Get Lifted
                                                                                        A4 Brother To Brother - Chance With You
                                                                                        A5 Gil Scott-Heron - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
                                                                                        B1 Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
                                                                                        B2 The Fatback Band - Yum Yum (Gimme Some)
                                                                                        B3 Gwen McCrae - All This Love That I'm Givin'
                                                                                        B4 Little Beaver - Concrete Jungle
                                                                                        B5 Cymande - Bra

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 3

                                                                                          Tasty, jam-packed collection of classic funk and soul hits from the early 60s (with a few dated back to '56). With a bargain bin price tag, but freshly pressed onto high quality vinyl and spread out nicely across two sides, these are beautifully definitive versions of these well known songs that all the family can enjoy! 

                                                                                          This time we get Bobby Byrd, Funkadelic, Curtis and Lonnie Liston Smith doin' their thang!

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1 Bobby Byrd - Back From The Dead
                                                                                          A2 Funkadelic - Can You Get To That
                                                                                          A3 T-Connection - Funkannection
                                                                                          A4 The Sylvers - I Aim To Please
                                                                                          A5 Patrice Rushen - Hang It Up
                                                                                          B1 Joe Simon - Theme From Cleopatra Jones
                                                                                          B2 Jerry Butler & Jerry Peters - Speak The Truth To The People - Frankie's Theme
                                                                                          B3 Ohio Players - Funky Worm
                                                                                          B4 Curtis Mayfield - Toot An' Toot An' Toot
                                                                                          B5 Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes - A Chance For Peace

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 4

                                                                                            Tasty, jam-packed collection of classic funk and soul hits from the early 60s (with a few dated back to '56). With a bargain bin price tag, but freshly pressed onto high quality vinyl and spread out nicely across two sides, these are beautifully definitive versions of these well known songs that all the family can enjoy! 

                                                                                            Volume Four is stacked with killers throughout including a pair of personal favourites in the form of B.T. Express' "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" and Aaron Neville's "Hercules".

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1 B.T. Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
                                                                                            A2 Uncle Louie Feat. Walter Murphy - I Like Funky Music
                                                                                            A3 Tommy Stewart - Bump And Hustle Music
                                                                                            A4 Brenda George - What You See Is What You're Gonna Get
                                                                                            A5 All The People Feat. Robert Moore - Cramp Your Style
                                                                                            B1 The Soul Searchers - Think
                                                                                            B2 Clarence Reid - If It Was Good Enough For Daddy
                                                                                            B3 George & Gwen McRae - The Rub
                                                                                            B4 Lee Dorsey - Give It Up
                                                                                            B5 Robert Parker - Get Ta Steppin'
                                                                                            B6 Aaron Neville - Hercules

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 5



                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1 The Blowflys - Funky In The Hole
                                                                                              A2 Funkadelic - If You Don't Like The Effects, Don't Produce The Cause
                                                                                              A3 Ohio Players - Hustle Bird
                                                                                              A4 The Armada Orchestra - For The Love Of Money
                                                                                              A5 The Sylvers - Handle It
                                                                                              A6 Malone & Barnes And The Spontaneous Simplicity - Road Man
                                                                                              B1 James Brown - Smokin' & Drinkin'
                                                                                              B2 KC & The Sunshine Band - I Get Lifted
                                                                                              B3 T-Connection - Lady Of The Night
                                                                                              B4 Asha Puthli - Flying Fish
                                                                                              B5 The Jimmy Castor Bunch - The Mystery Of Me

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Give Me The Funk! The Best Funky-Flavoured Music Vol. 6

                                                                                                Tasty, jam-packed collection of classic funk and soul hits from the early 60s (with a few dated back to '56). With a bargain bin price tag, but freshly pressed onto high quality vinyl and spread out nicely across two sides, these are beautifully definitive versions of these well known songs that all the family can enjoy! 

                                                                                                The final instalment hits us with magic from the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, Oby Onyioha, Lonnie Liston Smith and Millie Jackson.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A1 Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - (I’ve Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind
                                                                                                A2 Eugene Blacknell & The New Breed - Dance To The Rhythm
                                                                                                A3 Mavis John - Use My Body
                                                                                                A4 Betty Wright - All Your Kissin' Sho' Don't Make True Lovin'
                                                                                                A5 Gil Scott-Heron - Lady Day And John Coltrane
                                                                                                B1 Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life
                                                                                                B2 Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
                                                                                                B3 Patrice Rushen - Music Of The Earth
                                                                                                B4 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Expansions
                                                                                                B5 Millie Jackson - I'm Free

                                                                                                One of the most successful and celebrated remixers of the 1980’s, The Shep Pettibone Master Mixes Vol One, Part One features 16 classic tracks  compiled and sequenced by Wayne Dickson (BBR/Groove Line Records) and pressed on 2 x 180g clear vinyl.

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                Side A.
                                                                                                1. George Michael - Hard Day ( Shep Pettibone Remix Remastered)
                                                                                                2. Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love (Big Mix)
                                                                                                3. Whitney Houston - So Emotional (Edited Remix)
                                                                                                4. Thompson Twins In The Name Of Love '88 (Railroad Mix)

                                                                                                Side B.
                                                                                                1. Level 42 - Lessons In Love (Shep Pettibone Remix)
                                                                                                2. Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Heavenly Version)
                                                                                                3. Miami Sound Machine - Bad Boy (Shep Pettibone Remix)
                                                                                                4. Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart (12" Extended Club Remix)

                                                                                                Side C.
                                                                                                1. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)
                                                                                                2. Alisha - Baby Talk (Extended Dance Mix)
                                                                                                3. The B 52's - Summer Of Love (Summer Party Mix)
                                                                                                4. Huey Lewis & The News - Hip To Be Square (Dance Mix)

                                                                                                Side D.
                                                                                                1. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone 12" Remix)
                                                                                                2. Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Mix)
                                                                                                3. Erasure - Chains Of Love (Unfettered Remix) (2009 Remaster)
                                                                                                4. Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That (The Shep Pettibone Mix)

                                                                                                Daptone celebrates it's 20 year anniversary with this new album, recorded and filmed live at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem NYC 2014!
                                                                                                Performed and recorded over three nights in front of a sold out crowd at The World Famous Theater in Harlem, NY (December 4th - 6th, 2014), this album brings the electrifying performances that helped put Daptone on the map directly to your living room!

                                                                                                Featuring live sets from: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Antibalas, The Budos Band, Menahan Street Band, Saun & Starr, The Sugarman 3, as well as MC, Binky Griptite; it’s a rambunctious, star-studded and celebratory affair which almost takes you right into the heart of the action!

                                                                                                Pour yourself a rum daquiri, put on your finest clobber, and get settled for a high-glitz, high-glamour Saturday night! By golly you deserve it! Bring the party to your living room and experience the incredible vibe of this incendiary night over and over again at your leisure. 


                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Side One:
                                                                                                1. Introduction By Binky Griptite - The Dap-Kings
                                                                                                2. Hot Shot - Saun & Starr
                                                                                                3. Confess It - Saun & Starr
                                                                                                4. In The Night - Saun & Starr
                                                                                                5. Witch's Boogaloo - The Sugarman 3
                                                                                                6. Love Went Away - The Sugarman 3

                                                                                                Side Two:
                                                                                                1. Thank You Lord - Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens
                                                                                                2. Stranger - Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens
                                                                                                3. Higher Ground - Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens
                                                                                                4. Make The Road By Walking - Menahan Street Band
                                                                                                5. Out Of The Wilderness - The Como Mamas

                                                                                                Side Three:
                                                                                                1. Heartaches And Pain - Charles Bradley (And His Extraordinaires)
                                                                                                2. The World (Is Going Up In Flames) - Charles Bradley (And His Extraordinaires)
                                                                                                3. Lovin' You Baby - Charles Bradley (And His Extraordinaires)
                                                                                                4. Slip Away - Charles Bradley (And His Extraordinaires)
                                                                                                5. How Long - Charles Bradley (Featuring The Menahan Street Band)

                                                                                                Side Four:
                                                                                                1. Let Love Stand A. Chance - Charles Bradley (And His Extraordinaires)
                                                                                                2. The Sticks - The Budos Band
                                                                                                3. Ain't It A Sin - Charles Bradley (Featuring The Budos Band)
                                                                                                4. Sáré Kon Kon Pt. 1 - Antibalas

                                                                                                Side Five:
                                                                                                1. Sáré Kon Kon Pt. 2 – Antibalas
                                                                                                2. Miss Sharon Jones' Intro - The Dap-Kings
                                                                                                3. He Said I Can - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
                                                                                                4. If You Call - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
                                                                                                5. Tell Me - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
                                                                                                6. Get Up And Get Out - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

                                                                                                Side Six:
                                                                                                1. Making Up And Breaking Up (And Making Up And Breaking Up Over Again) - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
                                                                                                2. I'm Not Gonna Cry - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
                                                                                                3. Calamity - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
                                                                                                4. Every Beat Of My Heart - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
                                                                                                5. There Was A Time - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (And Friends)
                                                                                                6. Family Affair / Outro - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Eins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier - Deutsche Experimentelle Pop-Musik 1980-86

                                                                                                  A double album and single CD exploring the explosion of wealth of music springing from the squats and bedsits and artschools of Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and West Berlin in the aftermath of punk from the likes of Der Plan, Holger Hiller, Palais Schaumberg, Conrad Schnitzler and a host more.

                                                                                                  Do not adjust your sets. Take a step back from the tracking. This is the sound of Germany’s musical youth let loose on cheap synths and pawnshop guitars. A record of a disparate s cene of squat pop-stars, artschool upstarts and committed non-musicians who redefined German music in the first half of the 1980s.

                                                                                                  By the dawn of the new decade, punk had burnt out in a frenzy of feedback, reshaping the musical landscape before burrowing back into the underground for a period of reinvention. But the scorched earth it left behind proved to be fertile soil, nurturing a new movement grass-rooting through Germany’s major cities. For the first time the country had its own youth culture, spilling out of the squats of Hamburg and West Berlin, occupying the art scene in Düsseldorf and Köln and congregating around independent record shops stocked with angsty import 7”s. Empowered by punk’s DIY spirit, these kids valued conviction over competence, opting to ignore the industry and make music for themselves, sung in their own language. Even the cats we now call krautrock, revolutionary though they were, mostly sang in English, adopting the lingua franca of rock & roll as a shorthand for authenticity for a native crowd who wouldn’t have it any other way. This new scene rejected the expected, celebrating freedom of expression above all else. Armed with unconventional instruments, newly affordable electronics and rudimentary recording gear, they worked from the ground up, building basic rhythms and simple melodies into mutant grooves and following their imagination wherever it took them. The result was a genre-fluid wave of fusion pop pulled from funk, punk, jazz and reggae; united in attitude rather than aesthetic. Lyrically, the groups explored the serious and silly, embracing the irreverence of dadaism to deliberately displease the earnest alternativen of the older generation.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  01. Der Plan – Hey Baby Hop
                                                                                                  02. Die Partei - Austauschprogramm
                                                                                                  03. P!OFF? - Mein Walkman Ist Kaputt
                                                                                                  04. Palais Schaumburg - Wir Bauen Ein Neue Stadt
                                                                                                  05. Dunkelziffer - Keine Python
                                                                                                  06. Populäre Mechanik - Muster
                                                                                                  07. Andreas Dorau (Die Doraus & Die Marinas) - Sandkorn
                                                                                                  08. Pyrolator - Im Zoo
                                                                                                  09. Träneninvasion - Sentimental
                                                                                                  10. Deutsche Wertarbeit - Guten Abend, Leute
                                                                                                  11. Asmus Tietchens - Höhepunkt Kleiner Mann
                                                                                                  12. Die Fische - So Verrückt
                                                                                                  13. Conrad Schnitzler - Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal
                                                                                                  14. Carambolage - Die Farbe War Mord
                                                                                                  15. Xao Seffcheque - Sample & Hold (Wer Bitter Im Munde Hat,kann Nicht Süßpricken)
                                                                                                  16. Foyer Des Arts - Eine Königin Mit Rädern Untendran (Gerd Bluhm Remix)
                                                                                                  17. Die Zimmermänner - Erwin, Das Tanzende Messer
                                                                                                  18. Östro 430 - Sexueller Notstand
                                                                                                  19. Die Radierer - Angriff Aufs Schlaraffenland
                                                                                                  20. Holger Hiller - Jonny (Du Lump)

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992

                                                                                                    For their first multi-artist compilation, Music From Memory take us on a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. "Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992" is a double LP that explores the outer reaches of Brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and where MPB mingles with drum computers. As Brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of Brazilian music and culture. They embraced traditionally shunned electronic production methods and infused their music with elements of ambient, jazz-fusion, and minimalism. At the same time they referenced the musical forms and spirituality of indigenous tribes from the Amazon. The music they produced was a complex and mesmerising tapestry that vividly evoked Brazilian landscapes and simultaneously reached out to the world beyond its borders. The product of extensive research, this compilation is a unique introduction to this visionary music and features many fresh discoveries in a country well trodden by record diggers. It gathers tracks from obscure albums that have for too long been neglected by even the most avid collectors of Brazilian music. It includes now highly sought after music by Andréa Daltro, Maria Rita, and Fernando Falcão, as well as unknown gems like those of Cinema, Carlinhos Santos, and Anno Luz. This is an essential release that reveals a broader spectrum of Brazilian music, striking a unique sonic signature that is full of innovation, experimentation, and beauty. Compiled by John Gómez and featuring extensive liner notes, Outro Tempo showcases this overlooked corner in Brazil’s rich music history for the first time.

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Patrick says: How do they keep on doing it? MFM deliver another vital release here, mining a rich and rare scene of Brazilian electronics to expand minds and move bodies in the most unconventional way. Proper froglicking tackle from back in the day!

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Piry Reis - O Sol Na Janela
                                                                                                    2. Nando Carneiro - G.R.E.S. Luxo Artezanal
                                                                                                    3. Cinema - Sem Toto
                                                                                                    4. Os Mulheres Negras - So Quero Um Xodo
                                                                                                    5. Fernando Falcao - Amanhecer Tabajra
                                                                                                    6. Anno Luz - Por Que
                                                                                                    7. Andrea Daltro - Kiua
                                                                                                    8. Os Mulheres Negras - Maoscolorida
                                                                                                    9. Bene Fonteles - O M M
                                                                                                    10. Carlinhos Santos - Giramundo
                                                                                                    11. Priscilla Ermel - Gestos De Equilibrio
                                                                                                    12. Carioca - Branca
                                                                                                    13. Marco Bosco - Sol Da Manha
                                                                                                    14. Maria Rita - Cantico Brasileiro No. 3 (Kamaiura)
                                                                                                    15. Marco Bosco - Madeira II
                                                                                                    16. Priscilla Ermel - Corpo Do Vento
                                                                                                    17. Luhli E Lucina - E Foi 

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    Outro Tempo II: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1984-1996

                                                                                                      As Amsterdam's chief musicologists, Music From Memory have spent the past six years guiding us through unheard ambient, Balearic, boogie and Afro-wave, opening our minds and tickling our pleasure centres with their rare delights. After a string of flawless reissues and a fresh LP from Gaussian Curve, MFM dropped their first compilation at the start of 2017, inviting expert digger John Gómez to take stock of the bizarre bedroom pop, Amazonian electronics and offbeat MPB born out of 80s Brazil. As close to perfection as it gets, the compilation flew off our Piccadilly shelves, dominated Mancunian turntables and put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces.

                                                                                                      Outro Tempo II: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil, 1984-1996 is the second installment of Music From Memory’s Brazilian series. This volume picks up where the first Outro Tempo left off, shedding light on a new wave of experimentalism that emerged in Brazil in the late 1980s and 1990s. The twenty tracks collected uncover another area of Brazilian music that looked to the future for inspiration. This time it drifts beyond the rainforest and into the pulsating heart of Brazil’s great cities, where it meets a generation of young artists eager to radically change the face of contemporary Brazilian music. In "Outro Tempo II" the avant garde and pop worlds meld in a haze of percussion and electronics. It presents another uncompromising and magnetic reinterpretation of the limits of Brazilian music.

                                                                                                      "Outro Tempo II" is compiled again by John Gómez and features original artwork by Alice Quaresma.

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Patrick says: John Gómez goes back to Brazil for a second instalment of rare gems, leftfield pop and percussive tone poems. There's too many winners to mention here, but I've been after that May East track for about 3 years now, and it's worth the entry fee alone...

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. May East - Maraka
                                                                                                      A2. Dequinha E Zaba - Preposições
                                                                                                      A3. Oharaska - A Fábula
                                                                                                      A4. Fausto Fawcett - Shopping De Voodoos
                                                                                                      A5. R. H. Jackson - O Gato De Schrödinger
                                                                                                      B1. Edson Natale - Nina Maika
                                                                                                      B2. Akira S - Tokei
                                                                                                      B3. Low Key Hackers - Emotionless
                                                                                                      B4. Chance - Samba Do Morro
                                                                                                      B5. Jorge Degas & Marcelo Salazar - Ilha Grande
                                                                                                      C1. Priscilla Ermel - Americua
                                                                                                      C2. Voluntários Da Pátria - Marcha
                                                                                                      C3. Angel’s Breath - Velvet
                                                                                                      C4. Fausto Fawcett - Império Dos Sentidos
                                                                                                      C5. Chance - Intro-Amazônia
                                                                                                      D1. Tetê Espíndola - Quero-Quero
                                                                                                      D2. Nelson Angelo - Harmonía De Água
                                                                                                      D3. Jorge Mello - A Natureza Reza
                                                                                                      D4. Júlio Pimentel - Gersal
                                                                                                      D5. Tião Neto - Carrousel

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Remixed With Love 2021 Sampler

                                                                                                      Dave Lee's "Remixed With Love" series is one of the most collectable modern series in recent memory. Fattening up, twisting around or creatively editing up some heavy classics and some not as well known numbers from the golden years of disco and boogie. The care and attention gone into the series, right down to the amazing pressings, has made them highly desirable items amongst disco collectors, DJ and dancers alike.

                                                                                                      Continuing the series in earnest, this 2021 sampler contains three new joints offering novel adjustments to what should be familiar material for any aficionados.

                                                                                                      A bustlin' dub of Grace Jones' "Pull Up To The Bumper" plus two that have had me and Patrick considering our retirement, puzzled; end-of-tongue smashers that are leaving us scratching our heads and crying into our cuppas. You know the drill folks - answers on a tweet / postcard please!! Most recommended. 


                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Matt says: A constant feature in my record bag, Dave Lee's impeccable series continues with two quite obscure numbers (well it had us scratching our heads) backed by a twist on Grace Jones' massive hit. Will sell out fast!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1 Stomp Your Feet
                                                                                                      B1 Dub Up To The Bumper
                                                                                                      B2 In Your Blood

                                                                                                      Following the highly acclaimed volumes I and II, dig further into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!

                                                                                                      Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene.

                                                                                                      After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo's Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa.

                                                                                                      For this third chapter of the acclaimed Wamono series, Yoshizawa and Chintam unheart some of the best and rarest light mellow funk tunes and disco boogie bangers produced in Japan between 1978 and 1988. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Tetsuo Sakurai - Kimono
                                                                                                      2. Jadoes - Friday Night (Extended Dance Mix)
                                                                                                      3. Yumi Sato - Ame
                                                                                                      4. Kiyohiko Ozaki - Ojosan Ote Yawaraka Ni
                                                                                                      5. Hitomi Tohyama - Rainy Driver
                                                                                                      6. Sentimental City Romance - Hello Suisei
                                                                                                      7. Mizuki Koyama - Kare Niwa Kanawanai
                                                                                                      8. Hitomi Tohyama - Sweet Soul Music (Kiss Of Life)

                                                                                                      The eighth part of the beloved Sampler series by The Very Polish Cut Outs is a love letter to the 90's of the last century, when, after more than 40 years, Poland finally became a democratic country and most Poles were experiencing the good and bad sides of wild capitalism.

                                                                                                      It was also the teenage years for the majority of the producers and DJ's associated with the label and also the time of various musical experiments on the Polish music scene.
                                                                                                      The new 12" from the ongoing series contains 4 new edits/remixes of some obscure tracks from the repertoire of several more and less known artists from the Polish scene. This time the editing/remixing work is done by DJ Duch, Pejzaz and a new promising producer from Szczecin - who goes by the nickname - Speek.

                                                                                                      First up DJ Duch turns out a steamy, sultry and summery remix of Krzysztof Krawczyk (imagine a Michael McDonald sounding chap but more Polish), packed with G-funk synth whistles and George Michael 'Fastlove' moods. Duch keeps it low slung on the A2 with a baggy Balearic breaker called "Lody Carpigiani" - check out those street soul strings - and then we're onto the flip where K&K Studio Singers's "Ogien" (I'm thinking this might be Polish for fever) gets turned into a spacious 93 NYC house heater by Pejzaz. We jump forward to about '97 for a pumping filter house refix of Justyna S. by Spek for the finale and everything is super gravy baby!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Krzysztof Krawczyk - New York (DJ Duch G-Funk Mix)
                                                                                                      A2. DJ Duch - Lody Carpigiani
                                                                                                      B1. K& K Studio Singers - Ogien (Pejzaz Edit)
                                                                                                      B2. Justyna S. - Swiat Jest Niewierny (Spek House Wersja)

                                                                                                      I always wonder about music from across the Pennines. Given it's northern proximity and rugged Yorkshire spirit, murmurings from our Leeds-based cousins has been relatively quiet of late.

                                                                                                      Cue, "Boundless" the latest in a series of compilations from the respected label. It follows last year’s "Come Stay With Me" compilation, a fundraiser for local artists, and "Side to Side" a callout to support women, marginalized genders and LGBTQ+ artists. The album features a collection of 10 new and eclectic tracks from an exceptionally talented group of artists including hypnotic Punjabi folk artist Satnam Galsian, DJ and sound artist Nik Nak, alt funk rock collective Blue Kubricks and poet-rapper Knomad Spock.

                                                                                                      If you're stuck in the sometimes insular bubble of Manchester music, then it's refreshingly and inspiring to see a load of bands and artists also following their independent spirit an

                                                                                                      Choice moments for me are the 'Lewis Capaldi on auto tune', intimate indie-pop epic, "Even When It Hurts" by Seth Oraeki. The psychedelic electro-folk of Dwellhead (recalling the embryonic Bibio...) and the rawkus tropical-rock-n-roll of KAIROS.

                                                                                                      From tasteful, electronic-leaning indie, new soul and experimental pop to the more traditional band set ups, the compilation is a brilliantly curated snapshot of the Leeds music scene right now.



                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Seth Oraeki - Even When It Hurts 
                                                                                                      2. Dwellhead - Butterfly Soup 
                                                                                                      3. Denmarc Creary - Blame Game 
                                                                                                      4. KAIROS - Cruel 
                                                                                                      5. NikNak - Whispers 
                                                                                                      6. Knomad Spock - Fate 
                                                                                                      7. Satnam Galsian - Ride On/Take Me With You 
                                                                                                      8. Cosy Room Music - Telemi 
                                                                                                      9. Laeeqa - Blossom 
                                                                                                      10. Blue Kubricks - 4 Seasons Of Elizabeth

                                                                                                      Third and final EP in EPM's 20th anniversary series. And having presented the best in upfront techno and electro, the label turns its attention to house music, commissioning four brand new and exclusive tracks from artists who represent the EPM sound moving forward through the next decade. 

                                                                                                      First up is none other than a Detroit techno founding father and the TechnoSoul innovator himself Eddie Fowlkes, who delivers a classy opener in "1-2-3" that’s deep yet vibrant and showcases his legendary status. Next is a fellow Motor City modernizer, Jon Dixon whose musicianship and productive talent takes him from jazz to techno which he skilfully brings to "Mack & Bewick". Motech Records’ founder DJ 3000 brings us the spirit of "Summer 1995" as he briefly steps away from techno to give us this uplifting sun-drenched stunner. Final track "The Beat" comes from Rico & Sonny, the pseudonym of Chicago based DJ duo and production team of Adam Stolz and the talented Tim Baker, recorded before his devastating and untimely passing. 

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Eddie Fowlkes – 1-2-3
                                                                                                      A2. Jon Dixon – Mack & Bewick
                                                                                                      B1. DJ 3000 – Summer 1995
                                                                                                      B2. Rico & Sonny – The Beat

                                                                                                      The ritualistic practitioners of late night voodoo return with another cauldron of simmering hot dancefloor magick. Mystic vibrations from Mytron & Ofofo, Thomass Jackson, Barry Sunset, and the mysterious Medieval Man remind you that ‘new normal’ is not the goal, join the freaky future instead.

                                                                                                      Suitably wigged-out and shamanic, without venturing into unlistenable waffle, these rhythm-heavy workouts combine all the entheogenic elements we love: jaws harp, tribal drums, datura-soaked electronix and witching chants. All plotted around that sweet, +/-110BPM mark for maximum plod!

                                                                                                      No drownings, stake burnings or stonings necessary, just healing vibrations cemented into time via the physical medium of vinyl; and requiring as much integration as a breakthrough dose of 5meo-dmt. Peep!



                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Matt says: More deliriant that a broomstick to the labia, these four sonic entheogens should bridge the physical gap between this and the 5th dimension. Better consult the elders first though!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Mytron & Ofofo - Machinenhimmel
                                                                                                      A2. Barry Sunset - Hit The Drums
                                                                                                      B1. Thomass Jackson - Liquido En 33
                                                                                                      B2. Medieval Man - Humble Frodo

                                                                                                      Seemingly on a mission to remind me of my advancing years, Italians Do It Better began the sales notes for the third volume of their exceptional label samplers "After Dark" by noting that they release them every seven years. So, though a lot has changed since my 21 year old self picked the first volume up from this very store, the unquestionable quality of the label remains very much unchallenged. Produced by Johnny Jewel, ‘After Dark 3’ features label mainstays Desire, Chromatics, Farah & introduces fresh blood from around the globe. A glimpse beyond the curtain, into what the new year sounds like for Italians Do It Better. In the tradition of our spaced out cinema disco, we present After Dark 3...The wallpaper of your dreams & the stardust of the future.

                                                                                                      Strap in and blast off for a pleasure ride from the neon and drizzle of 80s NYC, through the glitz and camp of the electroclash era, right up to the modern club cuts inspired by Italo. 

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Desire - Boy
                                                                                                      2. Orion - Higher
                                                                                                      3. Johnny Jewel - Surgery (Feat. Glüme)
                                                                                                      4. Double Mixte - Chambre 48 (Feat. Desire)
                                                                                                      5. Farah - Boyz R Bad
                                                                                                      6. Chromatics - TOY (ATRIP Remix)
                                                                                                      7. Love Object - Holodnoe Solnce
                                                                                                      8. Joon - Cruel Summer
                                                                                                      9. Glüme - Don't @ Me
                                                                                                      10. MOTHERMARY - Resurrection
                                                                                                      11. Orion - Space Girl
                                                                                                      12. Guy Gerber - Cameo
                                                                                                      13. Causeway - We Were Never Lost
                                                                                                      14. Club Intl - Crush
                                                                                                      15. Double Mixte - Tirage En Croix
                                                                                                      16. Joon - Worse Things Than Feeling Lonely
                                                                                                      17. Pink Gloves - Fading Stars (Johnny Jewel Remix)
                                                                                                      18. Chromatics - Endless Sleep

                                                                                                      A quintessentially Piccadilly Records kinda label, Trunk records' unique eccentricity, uncompromising artistic outlook and fierce risk taking nature have made it a best selling staple here at the shop for nearly 30 years! Here the hugely influential label compile 33 tracks, some of which are being issued for the first time - and to boot, it's all housed within a unique David Shringley sleeve - all rejoice!

                                                                                                      With a decidedly library / soundtrack / cinematic approach which takes on jazz, funk, psychedelia, primitive electronics and exotica / easy listening; you'll find a whose-who of antique pioneers, unheard innovators and well known names from across the musical spectrum but all somehow fitting in the intangibly quirky Trunk-mindset.

                                                                                                      It's playful, full of wanderlust and makes you want to immediately book a holiday to the Italian countryside to look for records (whilst telling the wife you're taking her on a wine tasting odyssey). Whilst dug deep, there’s a carefree innocence that embraces all lovers of music, rather than alienating through obscurity or unlistenability.

                                                                                                      Incudes unreleased work from Delia Derbyshire, unheard Nogmusic (from Noggin The Nog), newly discovered sounds from the Kirchin tape archive and a sex tape from a boot fayre. And of course loads of other influential, magical and beautiful music that Jonny Trunk has unearthed since 1996.


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      SIDE ONE
                                                                                                      1 Bartleby Opening Cue - Roger Webb
                                                                                                      2 A Tune For Lucy - The Inigo Kilborn Group
                                                                                                      3 Make Me Rainbows - Mark Murphy
                                                                                                      4 Zeus - Jonny Trunk
                                                                                                      5 Sunbeam - Kenny Graham And His Satellites
                                                                                                      6 About Bridges VCS3 Melodies - Delia Derbyshire (from The Hooykaas / Stansfield Film)
                                                                                                      7 The Tomorrow People Theme - Dudley Simpson
                                                                                                      8 Fight - The Musketeers (from The TV Series “The Flashing Blade)

                                                                                                      SIDE TWO
                                                                                                      9 Lux Eterna / Aurora Borealis (from The Remarkable Earth Making Machine) - The Park Lane Primary School
                                                                                                      10 Car Boot Sex Tape
                                                                                                      11 Drama Workshop Tape 3 / 1 - Derek Bowskill With The Michael Garrick Quartet
                                                                                                      12 Fiend Discovery And Titles (from Blood On Satan’s Claw) - Marc Wilkinson
                                                                                                      13 Circles - The Cults Percussion Ensemble
                                                                                                      14 Camel Riding (Noggin The Nog “Nog Music”) - The Vernon Elliott Quintet
                                                                                                      15 Sound Images - Coggins And Cook
                                                                                                      16 Sara’s Tune - David Lord With The Prime Ensemble
                                                                                                      17 Speech Exercises - Trees And Flowers - Children Of The Italia Conte School

                                                                                                      SIDE THREE
                                                                                                      18 Front Titles (from Kes) - John Cameron
                                                                                                      19 Liyaduma - The African Swingsters
                                                                                                      20 JB Dubs - John Baker
                                                                                                      21 The Millionaire - The Dudley Moore Trio (from The Soundtrack Of Bedazzled)
                                                                                                      22 Time Stood Still - Paz
                                                                                                      23 A Quiet Place - Karin Krog (arranged And Conducted By Don Ellis)
                                                                                                      24 International Harvester - Mike Sammes And The Mike Sammes Singers
                                                                                                      25 The Ladies Bras - Jonny Trunk And Wisbey

                                                                                                      SIDE FOUR
                                                                                                      26 You Are About To Use The Telephone
                                                                                                      27 Silicon Chip - Basil Kirchin
                                                                                                      28 Robot Man - Barry Gray
                                                                                                      29 The Electron’s Tale - Tristram Cary
                                                                                                      30 Track 2 From The Night Train Tapes - Kenny Graham And His Afro Cuban Chums
                                                                                                      31 O Willow Waly (from The Others) - Isla Cameron With The Ivor Raymonde Singers
                                                                                                      32 Child Vocal Tape - Basil Kirchin
                                                                                                      33 I LIke It! - Mike And Bernie Winters

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Heisei No Oto - Japanese Left-Field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996)

                                                                                                      Music From Memory is excited to announce a special compilation that they’ve been working on for some time now; MFM053 – VA – Heisei No Oto – Japanese Left-field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996). Compiled by long-time friends of the label, Eiji Taniguchi and Norio Sato, Heisei No Oto delves into a world of music released almost exclusively on CD and brings together a fascinating selection of discoveries from a little known and overlooked part of Japan’s musical history.

                                                                                                      The last ten or so years have seen a global wave of interest in Japanese music encompassing ambient, jazz, new wave and pop records from the 1980s, some of which is increasingly considered the most innovative and visionary music of that time. Although some music from this period, in the form of ‘City Pop’ or ‘rare groove’ records, had been coveted by collectors and DJs for a number of years, most Japanese music from the time was little known outside and often even within Japan.

                                                                                                      Sometime around the mid 2000s, two Osaka record store owners, Eiji Taniguchi of Revelation Time and Norio Sato of Rare Groove, along with a handful of deep Japanese diggers such as Chee Shimizu of Organic Music records in Tokyo, began to explore beyond the typical ‘grooves’ or ‘breaks’. Much like their counterparts in Europe and the US, they began delving into home-grown ambient, jazz, new wave and pop records, discovering visionary music, often driven by synthesizers or drum computers, that broke beyond the typical confines of their genres.

                                                                                                      Spending tireless hours in local record stores and embarking on digging trips across the country, Eiji Taniguchi and Norio Sato, much like Chee Shimizu, have been at the forefront of unearthing and introducing many of the very Japanese records now loved and sought after around the world. Yet as YouTube algorithms and vinyl reissues would transport such music into the global consciousness and demand and therefore scarcity intensified for such records, so Eiji and Norio have recently begun to turn their attention to CDs.

                                                                                                      The title of the compilation Heisei No Oto refers to the sound of the Heisei era, which began in 1989 and corresponds to the reign of Emperor Akihito until his abdication in 2019. Marking the culmination of one of the most rapid economic growths in Japanese history, 1989 also coincided with the music industry’s final shift away from vinyl in favour of CDs. And, although compact discs were first introduced seven years earlier it wasn’t until late into the ‘80s that, beyond dance music labels, CDs became the exclusive format for major and independent labels in Japan and throughout the world.

                                                                                                      This however didn’t signal the end of the innovation in Japan. Many of those same musicians who have become known for their work in the ‘80s would continue to produce outstanding music well into the mid ‘90s, as greater innovation and advances in musical equipment allowed Japanese musicians and producers to refine and explore new sounds. While musicians such as the seminal Haruomi Hosono, whose productions feature on a number of tracks, would continue to push the boundaries of these new technologies, these technological advances also meant less established musicians were able to make use of increasingly affordable but state-of-the-art equipment.

                                                                                                      Including music by Haruomi Hosono as well as Yasuaki Shimizu, Toshifumi Hinata and Ichiko Hashimoto who have become known and loved around the world in recent years, Hesei No Oto also features Japanese pop star Yosui Inoue, producers Jun Sato and Keisuke Kikuchi in aaddition to less established artists from the contemporary, jazz, new wave, pop and dance music scenes. Bringing together a selection of tracks that seem to define these specific genres and in fact move fluidly between a number of them, the music on the compilation is again underscored by experimentations with synthesizers and drum computers though with something of a gentle Pop sensibility. Reimagined here then under the encompassing term ‘Left-field Pop’, this is an exciting chapter in Japanese musical history that has only just begun to be fully explored.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Jun Sato - Lorang
                                                                                                      A2. Fumihiro Murakami - Miko
                                                                                                      A3. Love, Peace & Trance - Yeelen
                                                                                                      A4. Tadahiko Yokogawa - Stop Me
                                                                                                      B1. Ichiko Hashimoto - L'ete
                                                                                                      B2. Yosui Inoue - Pi Po Pa
                                                                                                      B3. Eiki Nonaka - Phlanged Vortex
                                                                                                      B4. Kina Tomoko - Ink
                                                                                                      C1. Adi - Co-Cu-U
                                                                                                      C2. Xacara - Night In Aracaju
                                                                                                      C3. Poison Girl Friend - Nobody
                                                                                                      C4. Dream Dolphin - Take No Michi
                                                                                                      D1. Keisuke Sakurai - Harai
                                                                                                      D2. Hiroki Ishiguro - Unity
                                                                                                      D3. Dido (Shizuru Ohtaka & Michiaki Kato - Mermaid
                                                                                                      D4. Keisuke Kikuchi - Retro Electric

                                                                                                      "EPM20 - EP 2" turns the spotlight on electro. Brand new tracks by The Advent & Zein Ferreira, Carl Finlow, Detroit’s Filthiest and Modulator a.k.a. Freddie Fresh. As all good electro-heads will know, The Advent (Cisco Ferreira) is as renowned for electro as he is for techno. On "Strangeform" he works alongside his son and rising talent, Zein to turn in pure electro-funk that’s blistering to the last beat. Another absolute master of the scene is Carl Finlow who brings deep bass notes, carefully crafted melody and his meticulous production skills to "Optogenetic". Detroit’s Filthiest has been wowing listeners with his work for labels like Casa Voyager, Bass Agenda, Philthtrax and his own MCEC. His track "Werewolf" is the electro monster the title suggests – dark and tough Detroit-electro book-ended with a playful vocal. The EP closes with the legendary Freddie Fresh who after three decades is a genuine machine funk virtuoso. Under his Modulator guise he layers beautiful retro synth stylings and sci-fi atmospherics on "ProMars".

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. The Advent & Zein Ferreira - Strangeform
                                                                                                      2. Carl Finlow - Optogenetic
                                                                                                      3. Detroit’s Filthiest - Werewolf
                                                                                                      4. Modulator Aka Freddie Fresh - ProMars

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Occhi Miei: 1963-69 Italian Pop

                                                                                                        Italy in the post-war years not only gave us the sweet life...la Dolce Vita...but it was also the center of the euro pop universe. Get with the Italia beat as we groove you through the transformative years of Italo-American music. Beat pop! The old world meets the new in this thrilling compilation. 

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico

                                                                                                          THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: AN OVERVIEW

                                                                                                          • The Velvet Underground is regarded as one of the most influential bands in rock history.

                                                                                                          • Their first 4 albums were included in Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

                                                                                                          • Ranked 19th greatest artist by the same magazine and the 24th greatest artist in a poll by VH1.

                                                                                                          • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

                                                                                                          • Critic Robert Christgau considers them "the number three band of the '60s, after the Beatles and James Brown and His Famous Flames".

                                                                                                          • AllMusic wrote that "Few rock groups can claim to have broken so much new territory, and maintain such consistent brilliance on record, as the Velvet Underground during their brief lifespan [...] the Velvets' innovations – which blended the energy of rock with the sonic adventurism of the avant-garde, and introduced a new degree of social realism and sexual kinkiness into rock lyrics – were too abrasive for the mainstream to handle."


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Sunday Morning – Michael Stipe (3:50)
                                                                                                          2. I’m Waiting For The Man – Matt Berninger (3:44)
                                                                                                          3. Femme Fatale – Sharon Van Etten (w/ Angel Olsen On Backing Vocals) (4:43)
                                                                                                          4. Venus In Furs – Andrew Bird & Lucius (6:55)
                                                                                                          5. Run Run Run – Kurt Vile (6:59)
                                                                                                          6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett (4:52)
                                                                                                          7. Heroin Feat. Bobby Gillespie– Thurston Moore Feat. Bobby Gillespie (7:24)
                                                                                                          8. There She Goes Again – King Princess (3:29)
                                                                                                          9. I’ll Be Your Mirror – Courtney Barnett (2:27)
                                                                                                          10. The Black Angel’s Death Song – Fontaines D.C. (3:12)
                                                                                                          11. European Sun – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney (7:45)

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Join The Ritual

                                                                                                            Midway through his long, earnest and often very, very funny essay on the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons in the September 2006 issue of The Believer, writer Paul La Farge proposes that Dungeons & Dragons is not a game at all but rather a ritual. La Farge notes the marked difference between game and ritual. Whereas a game seeks to demonstrate how unequal or distinct players/ teams are from one another, rituals seek to do the very opposite. “Ritual, on the other hand, is the exact inverse, for it brings about a union,” La Farge writes, himself paraphrasing anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss. “Or in any case an organic relation between the initially separate groups.”

                                                                                                            And so, across the 25-year history of Jagjaguwar, an independent record label curiously named using a Dungeons & Dragons name generator, we find this idea of ritual as a conjoining practice. We see it early on when Jagjaguwar joins forces with a midwestern label called Secretly Canadian for a powerful fusion. We see it in familial relationships and collaboration among Jagjaguwar artists, and the ways those artists’ most treasured collaborators make their ways to the Jagjaguwar game board.

                                                                                                            Join The Ritual, the third piece of Jagjaguwar’s 25th Anniversary celebration, looks to pay homage to the labels and artists that, whether they know it or not, invited Jagjaguwar to the table, to this wild, dark magic ritual of music. We’re talking about independent titans like Drag City, Too Pure, K Records and Touch & Go. We’re talking about heroes like R.E.M., Slint, Stereolab and Tracy Chapman. These songs captured the imaginations of our founders Darius Van Arman and Chris Swanson — and ultimately, opened up worlds to them.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            SIDE A:
                                                                                                            1. Spencer Krug - Red Dress
                                                                                                            2. The Besnard Lakes - Good Morning, Captain
                                                                                                            3. They Hate Change - The Seeming And The Meaning
                                                                                                            4. Angel Olsen - Cold Blooded Old Times
                                                                                                            5. Bruce Hornsby - Feel The Pain
                                                                                                            6. Jamila Woods - Fast Car

                                                                                                            SIDE B:
                                                                                                            7. Nap Eyes - Car
                                                                                                            8. S. Carey - Weight Of Water
                                                                                                            9. Pink Mountaintops - The Concept
                                                                                                            10. Cut Worms - One For The Catholic Girls
                                                                                                            11. Okay Kaya - Nightswimming

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            Late Night Tales Presents Version Excursion Selected By Don Letts

                                                                                                              Cultural polymath - pop star, filmmaker, radio broadcaster, commentator, Grammy winner. Oh and DJ, too. Take your pick from the many coats worn by our selector, Don Letts aka The Rebel Dread.

                                                                                                              Born in Brixton, a child of the Windrush Generation, Letts’ slippery and unorthodox career is somewhat hard to define, without taking a few detours around London, New York and Jamaica. He began his working life managing the dauntingly hip Acme Attractions on Chelsea’s Kings Road, where he made a mark with his attitude, dress and, especially, the pounding dub reggae that vibrated the shop’s walls. His first gig as a DJ at the short-lived Roxy in Neal Street, became mythical for turning a generation of punks on to reggae. They in turn hipped him to their DIY ethos resulting in his reinvention as a filmmaker. This led to a shed-load of music videos (Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Clash, Bob Marley) not to mention documentaries on the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, George Clinton and Sun Ra.

                                                                                                              In the ’80s, he was part of Mick Jones’ new venture, Big Audio Dynamite and his innovative use of samples were a core part of their sound. Listeners of his weekly 6 Music radio show are taken on a musical safari that moves seamlessly between time, space and genre. It’s not called Culture Clash Radio for nothing. So this latest bulletin from Letts HQ is merely one angle of a multifaceted personality, his take on the JA tradition of the cover version.

                                                                                                              The history of Caribbean music owes a debt to R&B as many of the early island releases were cover versions of US 45s. Ska’s breakthrough commercially, Millie Small’s ‘My Boy Lollipop’, was originally recorded by Barbie Gaye in ’50s New York. Cover versions became quite a thing in Jamaica and Don, following in that tradition, has dug deep with a selection of interesting dubbed out covers including thirteen exclusives.

                                                                                                              “A disciple of sound system, raised on reggae n’ bass culture my go to sound was dub. Besides being spacious and sonically adventurous at the same time, its most appealing aspect was the space it left to put yourself ‘in the mix’ underpinned by Jamaica’s gift to the world - bass. But that’s only half the story as the duality of my existence meant I was also checking what the Caucasian crew were up to not to mention the explosion of black music coming in from the States. That’s why this version excursion crosses time space and genre, from The Beach Boys to The Beatles, Nina Simone to Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees to Kool & The Gang, The Clash to Joy Division and beyond. You’d think it impossible to draw a line between ‘em but not in my world. Fortunately, the ‘cover version’ has played an integral part in the evolution of Jamaican music and dub covers were just a natural extension.”

                                                                                                              There’s a diverse mix of classic and new, with legendary figures like John Holt, The Tamlins and Cornell Campbell, mixed in with British veterans Mad Professor and the irrepressible Dennis Bovell, while (relatively) young striplings Kiko Bun, Emily Capell and Prince Fatty deliver the goods, with laidback Texan groovers Khruangbin also offering an exclusive bass heavy-delight.

                                                                                                              The song choices are diverse, from French dubsters’ OBF’s renditions of ‘Sixteen Tons’, the miners’ paean popularised by Tennessee Ernie Ford in the 1950s, to Ash Walker’s refix of Omar’s ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ and ‘All I Do Is Think About You’, immortalised by the ill-fated Tammi Terrell and preserved here by Quantic (the latter two both exclusives). Being a Rebel Dread compilation, there’s a cover (by Wrongtom Meets The Rockers) of The Clash’s ‘Lost In The Supermarket’ while Don’s exclusive, naturally, is a rendition of Big Audio Dynamite’s debut hit, ‘E = MC2’.

                                                                                                              “Truth be told I’ve wanted to work with the Late Night Tales crew from the get go. We’re talking nearly two decades such was the allure of their musical aesthetic typified by curators like Nightmares on Wax, The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Trentemoller, Khruangbin and countless others. Now being as old as rock n’ roll (born in ‘56) and having nearly 20 years of Culture Clash Radio under my belt I figured I was tooled up to musically juggle with the best of ‘em. But I wanted to carve out a space that was distinctly my own - something that reflected my musical journey and the culture clash that’s made me the man I am today.”

                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                              Barry says: Don Letts, widely credited for turning the punk world on to reggae collects some of his favourite pieces, from dubby cuts to electronic and groovers, some unheard gems and a few exclusive tracks for the legendary Late Night Tales. In a pretty crowded field of 'great LNT comps', this is truly one of the greatest.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1. Ghetto Priest - Hercules (North Street West 'Late Night Tales' Dub) *Exclusive Remix
                                                                                                              A2. Prince Fatty & Shniece McMenamin - Black Rabbit
                                                                                                              A3. Wrongtom Meets The Rockers - Dub In The Supermarket *Exclusive Remix
                                                                                                              A4. Gaudi Meets The Rebel Dread Ft. Emily Capell - E = MC2 *Exclusive Track
                                                                                                              A5. Rude Boy - Superstylin' *Exclusive Remix
                                                                                                              B6. Capitol 1212 Ft. Earl 16 - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Full Vocal Dub) *Exclusive Remix
                                                                                                              B7. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - All I Do Is Think About You (Far East Dub) *Exclusive Remix
                                                                                                              B8. Zoe Devlin Love Ft. Tim Hutton - Caroline No
                                                                                                              B9. John Holt - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Mad Professor 2021 Dub) *Exclusive Remix
                                                                                                              B10. Cornell Campbell - Ital City Dub *Exclusive Remix
                                                                                                              B11. Matumbi - (I Can't Get Enough Of) That Reggae Stuff (Dennis Bovell Remix) *Exclusive Remix
                                                                                                              C12. Gentleman's Dub Club Ft. Kiko Bun - Use Me (Ben McKone Dub)
                                                                                                              C13. Black Box Recorder - Uptown Top Ranking
                                                                                                              C14. OBF - Sixteen Tons Of Dub
                                                                                                              C15. Yasushi Ide - Ain't No Sunshine (Space Dub Mix) *Exclusive Remix
                                                                                                              D16. The Tamlins - Baltimore
                                                                                                              D17. 15 16 17 - Emotion (Dennis Bovell Remix) *Exclusive Remix
                                                                                                              D18. Ash Walker - There's Nothing Like This *Exclusive Track
                                                                                                              D19. The Senior Allstars - Slipping Into Darkness
                                                                                                              D20. Easy Star All-Stars - Within You Without You
                                                                                                              D21. Khruangbin - Dern Kala (Khruangbin Dub Mix) *Exclusive Remix

                                                                                                              Second volume of this killer, new Norm Talley curated compilation showcasing the current feels and flavours of the Motor City and Chi-town elite.

                                                                                                              Delano Smith's thick and creamy, dub-fused tech-house gets us underway with crisp 4/4s bolstered by fizzy stabs, stepped wooden bass and rich liquid atmospherix. The higly elusive Dorian Gig follows up with a dark and discordant, late nite beast that'll set the smoke machine operator to work. Slap back vox and skipping, highly shuffled hats sending anyone listening to its wild vibration spinning wildly into the in-house rig.

                                                                                                              Acid and hip-house pioneer Tyree Cooper lets loose a rare deep house missile; understated and underground with a melifellous little piano lick that'll send rushes of endophines right through the dancefloor. Label curater Norm Talley then finishes of disc 1 with a tight, crunchy, techy as you like number entitled "LE Beaubienare" - mega!

                                                                                                              Ataxia opens disc 2 with some nice and airy house vibrations. Highly kinetic hats and perx supplimentig the vulumptuous rising pads and rumbling subs beautifully. Brian Kage drops some authentically hi-teck Detrtoit business, lurking in shadows and a smouldering white hot on "Poly-Phonic Phonk". Finally Gari Romalis concludes this forward focussed set of new dancefloor movements with the futuristic "D-ENV3" which sets its array of synth elements at the outer galaxies before powering them forward with a rough textured drum palette that swings and pulls in all the right places.

                                                                                                              Both volumes of this compilation are outstanding - displaying the new sounds of house and techno from the cities that birthed their very beginnings. Featuring a nice selection of old school veterans and new breed players there's no better snapshot of Chicago and Detroit dance music right now.

                                                                                                              Highly recommended. 


                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1. Delano Smith - Big City Nights
                                                                                                              A2. Dorian Gig - Parallel Universe
                                                                                                              B1. Tyree Cooper - Raw Underground
                                                                                                              B2. Norm Talley - LE Beaubienare
                                                                                                              C1. Ataxia - Take You Back
                                                                                                              C2. Brian Kage - Poly-Phonic Phonk
                                                                                                              D1. Gari Romalis - D-ENV3 

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              Soul Jazz Records Present Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 - Love Record Stores 2021 Boxset Edition

                                                                                                                Love Record Stores Edition available online from 9pm on Saturday September 4th.
                                                                                                                Limited to one per person.


                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                Sounds Of Pamoja

                                                                                                                  Sounds of Pamoja is Nyege Nyege Tapes' latest foray into the world of Tanzania Singeli, the breakneck dance strain that's quickly moved from Dar es Salaam throughout the world. Following "Sounds of Sisso", a compilation that focused mostly on the Tanzanian capital's Sisso Studios, this set highlights recordings from Duke's Pamoja Records. And while its predecessor brought attention to the producers, "Sounds of Pamoja" showcases the wide variety of MC talent under the Pamoja Records umbrella, with production mostly handled by Duke. Tanzania is a country of young people almost half of its population is under 15 years old and singeli is a young genre.

                                                                                                                  Duke started making music when he was 13 years old, and by the time he was 18 he had opened the Pamoja Records studio. He's joined on the compilation by a talented cast of young local talent: 20 year old Pirato MC, 19 year old Dogo Kibo, 20 year old MC Kuke, Dogo Lizzy, MC Dinho, MC Kidene and MCZO, the versatile rapper who accompanied Duke on a selection of global tour dates. The music is fresh and unpredictable, switching beats every few bars and rattling through hyper-local dance styles with jagged, joyful ease. But it's the MCs that push "Sounds of Pamoja '' to the next level, capitalizing on the vitality of Dar es Salaam's musical landscape as they trade bars, switch flows and somehow keep up with Duke's lightning-fast productions. It's breathtakingly unique dance music that recalls the youthful spirit of Detroit techno or footwork, with rapid body movement, social combustion and tongue twisting lyrical one upmanship guiding the rudder.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1 Pigo La Moyo - Dogo Kibo
                                                                                                                  2 Nakupenda - Dogo Lizzy
                                                                                                                  3 Angekuwepo - Dogo Lizzy
                                                                                                                  4 Kamatia Chini - MC Dinho
                                                                                                                  5 Il Jini Song Wapi - MC Kono
                                                                                                                  6 Kwa Ajiri Yao - MC Kuke
                                                                                                                  7 Sherehe - MC Kuke
                                                                                                                  8 Ganja - MC Pilato Ft Mczo
                                                                                                                  9 Mama Ashura - MC Pilato
                                                                                                                  10 Wamenichoma - MC Pilato
                                                                                                                  11 Ushauri Wa Bure - Mczo

                                                                                                                  Compiled by Norm Talley and featuring some Detroit and Chicago heavyweights

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  A1. Jon Dixon - Riverside
                                                                                                                  A2. Darrin Abrams - Detroit Ur My Star
                                                                                                                  B1. Rick Wade - Terrific D
                                                                                                                  B2. Mike Clark - In My Arms
                                                                                                                  C1. Kai Alce - Morning
                                                                                                                  C2. Kyle Hall - Pico
                                                                                                                  D1. Eddie Fowlkes - Hold Me Down
                                                                                                                  D2. Santonio - Echols Visionary 

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Curses Present Next Wave Acid Punx

                                                                                                                    ‘Next Wave Acid Punx’ is a 38 track journey across nearly 40 years of dark club music compiled and curated by Berlin-based Musician and DJ, Luca Venezia aka Curses. Inviting friends with a like-minded affection for an 80s rooted sound, and diving deep into his record collection, Curses has put together a three CD/double vinyl set that takes us from music by Colourbox and Suicide to EBM pioneers, Front 242 through to recent club hits from Zombies in Miami, and 12 brand new, totally exclusive tracks from the likes of Shubostar, Chinaski, and Curses himself.

                                                                                                                    Exploring the darker side of club music, ‘Next Wave Acid Punx’ traces decades of a musical passion and joins the dots between the EBM, New Beat, Italo and Acid House tracks of the 1980s to present music of today.

                                                                                                                    "Putting together a compilation like this is a strange experience. I’ve never been one to stay still too long. Whether as a musician, DJ, or producer I’d never wanted to tie myself down to one scene or one sound, always looking to move on before I’d maybe run a project completely dry. With an album you create a snapshot of who you are during that time in life, with a DJ set maybe just that night, but this felt more like trying to sum up a lifetime of musical experiences. A bit daunting! But in putting this comp together I did find a path that led from listening to FRONT 242 and Ministry cassettes in my bedroom when I was just 11, through to the music I make and play today.

                                                                                                                    What links these tracks together, is an attitude. It’s one I’ve been drawn to since I was a teenager, playing in punk bands, skateboarding in NYC, hanging out at CBGBs, and following Sonic Youth around, to eventually raving every weekend at underground drum & bass and electro nights.

                                                                                                                    As a teenager I’d dig through the bargain bins at shops like Vinyl Mania and Bleecker Bob’s where you’d find all these Freestyle, Italo and New Beat records. Straight away I zoned in on the “Dub” and “Extended Dance Mix” versions where the focus was on the drums and I could hear a link to bands I’d loved years before.

                                                                                                                    The first chapter takes early tracks from bands who came directly out of the punk and new wave scenes, that played a major role in forming my musical taste. The second chapter celebrates current music influenced by these early pioneers, while the third chapter comprises exclusive new music made for this compilation, with the passion for these genres in mind.

                                                                                                                    Some of these songs may have been written decades apart, but they all share an energy, a raw spirit, it’s those massive drums and gated snares that you hear on both Demolition Group’s ‘You Better Stay Alive’ from 1988, and Shubostar’s brand new track, ‘Aya’. This mix of electric and electronic sounds have been part of my make up ever since I learned to play guitar accompanied by a DR550 drum machine.

                                                                                                                    After leaving New York, I found a scene that helped me realize I could combine all my own past influences into my productions, song-writing and DJ sets. Discovering underground parties like Wrong Era, Cocktail d’Amore in Berlin, La dame Noir in Marseille, and of course A Love From Outer Space, made the pieces fall into place for me. This is the sound of a community I love, a passion without sacrifice, that I now want to share with you."

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    LP Part 1: Origins:
                                                                                                                    A1. Borghesia - Z.M.R.
                                                                                                                    A2. Gina X Performance - Kaddish
                                                                                                                    A3. Suicide - Wild In Blue (2005 Remaster)
                                                                                                                    A4. Demolition Group - You Better Stay Alive
                                                                                                                    B1. A Split Second - Flesh
                                                                                                                    B2. BPM AM - Come To Me (Vocal Version)
                                                                                                                    B3. Ted Milton - Love Is Like A Violence
                                                                                                                    C1. Front 242 - Funkhadafi
                                                                                                                    C2. Colourbox - Fast Dump
                                                                                                                    C3. Yello - Lost Again (Extended Dance Version)
                                                                                                                    D1. Mystery - Mystery Girl (Club Mix Remastered)
                                                                                                                    D2. In-D - Virgin In-D Sky's
                                                                                                                    D3. Judy Torres - No Reason To Cry (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                    D4. Hard Corps - Porte Bonheur (Lucky Charm) 2021

                                                                                                                    LP Part 2: Move Your Body:
                                                                                                                    A1. Moderna & Theus Mago - Francesca (Wild At Heart)
                                                                                                                    A2. Zombies In Miami - El Wild
                                                                                                                    A3. Juan Maclean - She's Breaking Up Featuring - Fantastic Twins
                                                                                                                    B1. Damon Jee & Darlyn Vlys - Kronos (Wild Mix)
                                                                                                                    B2. Modular Project - Electronic Disco (Curses Remix)
                                                                                                                    C1. Curses - Discipline
                                                                                                                    C2. Chinaski - Hart Und Kalt
                                                                                                                    C3. Cornelius Doctor - Life In Chains
                                                                                                                    D1. Shubostar - AYA
                                                                                                                    D2. Kendal & David Carretta - Pastaga
                                                                                                                    D3. Local Suicide & Skelesys - Faster Faster

                                                                                                                    3CD Edition:
                                                                                                                    Chapter 1. Origins (Classics)
                                                                                                                    1. Borghesia - Z.M.R.
                                                                                                                    2. Gina X Performance - Kaddish
                                                                                                                    3. Suicide - Wild In Blue (2005 Remaster)
                                                                                                                    4. Demolition Group - You Better Stay Alive
                                                                                                                    5. A Split Second - Flesh
                                                                                                                    6. BPM AM - Come To Me (Vocal Version)
                                                                                                                    7. Ted Milton - Love Is Like A Violēnce
                                                                                                                    8. Front 242-Funkhadafi
                                                                                                                    9. Colourbox - Fast Dump
                                                                                                                    10. Yello - Lost Again (Extended Dance Version)
                                                                                                                    11. Mystery - Mystery Girl (Club Mix Remastered)
                                                                                                                    12. In-D - Virgin In-D Sky's
                                                                                                                    13. Judy Torres - No Reason To Cry (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                    14. Hard Corps - Porte Bonheur (Lucky Charm) 2021
                                                                                                                    Chapter 2. Break A Sweat (Recent)
                                                                                                                    1. Moderna & Theus Mago - Francesca (Wild At Heart)
                                                                                                                    2. Middle Sky Boom Feat. Eliezer - Slow With The Run (Il Est Vilaine Remix) 3. Tiempo De Maldad - Maxico (Alvee Remix)
                                                                                                                    4. Zombies In Miami - El Wild
                                                                                                                    5. Moscoman - Fernandez
                                                                                                                    6. Juan Maclean Feat. Fantastic Twins - She's Breaking Up
                                                                                                                    7. Damon Jee & Darlyn Vlys - Kronos (Wild Mix)
                                                                                                                    8. Zakmina - Viral News
                                                                                                                    9. Radial Gaze - Totem Echoes (You Man Remix)
                                                                                                                    10. Paresse - Temple
                                                                                                                    11. Rina X Benji X Megaphonim - Ani Cham
                                                                                                                    12. Modular Project - Electronic Disco (Curses Remix)
                                                                                                                    Chapter 3. Maximum Heat (Exclusives)
                                                                                                                    1. Curses - Discipline
                                                                                                                    2. Chinaski - Hart Und Kalt
                                                                                                                    3. Shubostar - AYA
                                                                                                                    4. Cornelius Doctor - Life In Chains
                                                                                                                    5. Mufti - Restrained
                                                                                                                    6. Amarcord - Spleen
                                                                                                                    7. Franz Scala - Shortwave Memories
                                                                                                                    8. Tronik Youth - Spirit Dancer
                                                                                                                    9. Cardopusher - Escape From Reality
                                                                                                                    10. Kendal & David Carretta - Pastaga
                                                                                                                    11. Local Suicide & Skelesys - Faster Faster
                                                                                                                    12. Pablo Bozzi - Storm In Dallas

                                                                                                                    Budabeats Records' contribution to the long-awaited re-opening of the dancefloors is this EP including four sparkling tunes by four remarkable Hungarian producers.

                                                                                                                    Although musically completely different, they have one thing in common: they provide the perfect vibes for any late summer party from sunset till sunrise.
                                                                                                                    After starting off with up-and-coming producer, WaTa's timeless house burner, things get a bit more laid back with 'Historico' an honest and entertaining tribute to the early days of Italo disco, delivered by producer duo Pleasure Voyage.

                                                                                                                    Budabeats staple M.W.D. continues with a mid-tempo deep groover that builds elegantly and does not let go; the title says it all: 'Jazz808'.
                                                                                                                    Oneeyedman is another exciting and versatile figure of today's Budapest scene, his closing track is a satisfying slice of deep house with acidic bass, spaced out synths and just the right portion of cowbells.

                                                                                                                    Limited to 300 copies worldwide.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A1. WaTa - Feel Ya
                                                                                                                    A2. Pleasure Voyage - Historico (Italo Disco)
                                                                                                                    B1. W.M.D - Jazz808
                                                                                                                    B2. Oneeyedman - Windblind

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Surf Music Vol. 1

                                                                                                                      Part one of a great series of surf music comps. 

                                                                                                                      Kicking off with Miserlou by the legendary Dick Dale And His Del Tones. Of course you know this one from Pulp Fiction. Put there are other gems here including Peter Gunn by Duane Eddy and tracks by Johnny & The Hurricanes, The Tornadoes and The Frantics.

                                                                                                                      So what are you waiting for? Grab your board and head for the coast!

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A1. Dick Dale And His Del Tones - Miserlou
                                                                                                                      A2. The Chantays - Pipeline
                                                                                                                      A3. Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn
                                                                                                                      A4. The Mar-Kets - Surfin'
                                                                                                                      A5. The Scarlets - Stampede
                                                                                                                      A6. Don And The Galaxies - Avalanche
                                                                                                                      A7. The Frantics - The Whip
                                                                                                                      A8. The Frogmen - Underwater
                                                                                                                      A9. The Packabeats - Gypsy Beat
                                                                                                                      B1. The Tornadoes - Bustin' Surfboards
                                                                                                                      B2. The Sentinals - Latin'la
                                                                                                                      B3. The Bel-Airs - Volcanic Action
                                                                                                                      B4. Johnny & The Hurricanes - Sandstorm
                                                                                                                      B5. The Gamblers - Moon Dawg!
                                                                                                                      B6. The Fabulous Playboys - Cheater Stomp
                                                                                                                      B7. The Rhythm Rockers - Get It On
                                                                                                                      B8. Kenny & The Ho-Daddies - Surf Dance
                                                                                                                      B9. The Hunters - Teen Scene 

                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                      Surf Music Vol. 2

                                                                                                                        Volume 2 in this series dives straight in (see what I did there) with the absolute kings surf, The Beach Boys.

                                                                                                                        Also includes (Ghost) Riders In The Sky by Ramrods,, Tomahawk by The Cheyennes and Guitar Boogie Shuffle by the legendary Bert Weedon.

                                                                                                                        Grab your wetsuit (this is England - the sea is freezing!) and head for the breakers!

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        A1. The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari
                                                                                                                        A2. The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run
                                                                                                                        A3. The Revels Feat. Barbara Adkins - Church Key
                                                                                                                        A4. The Pharaohs - Dennis The Menace
                                                                                                                        A5. Ramrods - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
                                                                                                                        A6. The Jesters - The Jester Jump
                                                                                                                        A7. The Astronauts - Come Along Baby
                                                                                                                        A8. Bert Weedon - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
                                                                                                                        A9. Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk
                                                                                                                        B1. The Champs - Lowdown
                                                                                                                        B2. The Fireballs - Vaquero
                                                                                                                        B3. The Cheyennes - Tomahawk
                                                                                                                        B4. Brian Bentley & The Bachelors - Caramba
                                                                                                                        B5. Ray Ethier - President's Walk
                                                                                                                        B6. The Vampires - Clap Trap
                                                                                                                        B7. The Rockets Band - Countdown
                                                                                                                        B8. The Rockin' Rebels - Wild Weekend
                                                                                                                        B9. The Feenades - Theme From Leningrad 

                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                        Surf Music Vol. 3

                                                                                                                          Rounding of this great series of surf music compilations, (and including the best album cover of the series) Volume 3 includes more gems from LInk Wray & The Wraymen, The Challengers and The Jetstreams to name but a few.

                                                                                                                          Hang five dudes!

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          A1. The Challengers - Bulldog
                                                                                                                          A2. The Lively Ones - Guitarget
                                                                                                                          A3. Billy Vaughn - Wheels
                                                                                                                          A4. The Noblemen - Dragon Walk
                                                                                                                          A5. The Piltdown Men - The Great Imposter
                                                                                                                          A6. Keith Zeller And The Starliners - Yellow Bird
                                                                                                                          A7. The Twisters - Count Down 1-2-3
                                                                                                                          A8. The Atmospheres - The Fickle Chicken
                                                                                                                          A9. Rhet Stoller - Chariot
                                                                                                                          B1. Link Wray & The Wraymen - Rumble
                                                                                                                          B2. Bruce Johnston - Do The Surfer Stomp Pt. 2
                                                                                                                          B3. The Jetstreams - Bongo Rock
                                                                                                                          B4. Nero & The Gladiators - Entry Of The Gladiators
                                                                                                                          B5. The Surfmen - El Toro
                                                                                                                          B6. Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
                                                                                                                          B7. The Rockin' R's - Nameless
                                                                                                                          B8. Jan Davis - Sabre Dance
                                                                                                                          B9. The Wailers – Shanghaied 

                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                          Under The Influence Vol. 9 Compiled By Alena Arpels

                                                                                                                          Z Under The Influence series continues. Following on from Red Greg, Paul Phillips, James Glass, Nick The Record, Sean P, Faze Action, Winston and Woody Bianchi (all of which are highly collectable), it’s now the turn of one of the scene’s most impressive collectors; the London-based DJ and dancer: Alena Arpels.

                                                                                                                          Originally pressed on vinyl in very small quantities, these 19 records were issued between 1970 - 1983. Many of the tracks included in this compilation were never commercially released but given away by the artists to family and friends instead. There are no genre boundaries so expect to hear funk, soul, disco, boogie and jazz funk. What is common, however, is talent, groove, drive and passion.

                                                                                                                          Collecting rare records and DJing for over 15 years, she’s also been a regular DJ and dancer at soul, boogie, house and UK jazz dance parties. Alena is a frequent guest at European soul weekenders. She was lucky to grow up listening to her parents’ ever-expanding record collection (lots of classical music, 70s prog rock, and jazz). King Crimson, Genesis, Black Sabbath, Chic, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, George Gershwin, as well as Sergei Rachmaninoff, all had strong influences on her.

                                                                                                                          As always with ZR compilations a lot of time and effort has been spent on creating these masters from the original vinyl, cleaning them up, removing all the clicks and pops resulting in the cleanest sounding copy possible.


                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Matt says: An imperative series for collectors of rare groove, boogie and disco music, volume 9 adds a nice twist from Alena Arpels who may we have contributed the rarest tracks yet to the series.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                                                          1. Spellboun' - Dance Your Blues (part II)
                                                                                                                          2. EKG - Give Me Love
                                                                                                                          3. Eugene Blacknell - Holding On
                                                                                                                          4. MVP Cloudburst - Specialty Item
                                                                                                                          5. Pleze - Disco 2000
                                                                                                                          6. Jeff Burns - Flashback
                                                                                                                          7. La Voyage - All Nite Affair
                                                                                                                          8. Executive Jam - I'm Into Your Love
                                                                                                                          9. Fire Water - Twilight
                                                                                                                          10. Frederick - Move On
                                                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                                                          1. McNasty - Say, Raise Your Hand & Say McNasty
                                                                                                                          2. Basic Sounds Of Pittsburgh - Down Beat (Gimme Some Chitt'lins)
                                                                                                                          3. Chash Money - Seeking
                                                                                                                          4. Body Heat - Forget Yourself
                                                                                                                          5. Horizon - Give It Up
                                                                                                                          6. Rideout - Spend Some Time With Me
                                                                                                                          7. Jackson-Lee - Space Ghost (part I & II)
                                                                                                                          8. Sharon Revoal - Reaching For Our Star
                                                                                                                          9. Reflections - Reflex

                                                                                                                          Those coloured vinyl represses of Salsoul's ace "Re-edit" series continue to land in store with four more classic cuts from NYC edit king Danny Krivit. With over 45 years behind the turntables, if anyone knows what little extra touch a record needs to work on the dancefloor…it’s Danny! For this release we feel the full force of Danny's ecstatic edit of "My Love Is Free", relentless re-rub of Loleatta's "Runaway", precision chop of Ripple's "Victorious" and ballroom ready rework of Salsoul's "Love Break". Disco perfection!

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          A. Double Exposure - My Love Is Free (Danny Krivit Edit)
                                                                                                                          B. The Salsoul Orchestra Ft. Loleatta Holloway - Runaway (Danny Krivit Edit)
                                                                                                                          C. Ripple - Victorious (Danny Krivit Edit)
                                                                                                                          D. The Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh I Love It (Danny Krivit Edit)

                                                                                                                          Many credit New Jersey's Todd Edwards and pivotal in forging the early sound of UKG. His shoulder-dropped, shuffled house beats and accentuated and pitched up vocal cuts fast became adopted and exaggerated by London and Birmingham's embryonic 2step producers as the cross pollination of American dance music and UK attitude bloomed in the late 90s and early millennium. Since then the producer has enjoyed plenty of admiration on this side of the pond, with some legendary DJ performances much later on in his career; and has gone onto collaborate with Daft Punk not to mention accumulating countless hordes of young garage and house heads who regard him with an almost mystic degree of reverence.

                                                                                                                          Here Defected present a collection of Todd's best remixes and productions, housed on separate discs or in boosted 2xCD format. Includes his remixes of Indo, Moloko, St Germain, Robin S and more plus his own releases "Saved My Life", "Shut The Door", "Main Vibe" and the two collaborative productions with Daft Punk: "Face to Face" and "Fragments of Time".

                                                                                                                          A producer whose style and sound are instantly recognizable; his inspiration across genre camps and club cultures is far reaching and widely acknowledged. A truly unique enigma with a big character to back it up, it's a beauty to have all these amazing Todd Edwards tracks in one complete package. Most recommended. 


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                                                                                                                          Matt says: A household name for anyone with even a fleeting interest in dance music culture yet a man whose influence is often felt before his face known. One of UKG's biological parents guides us through some of his most iconic moments.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          LP ONE - REMIXES
                                                                                                                          A1. St Germain - Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub Mix)
                                                                                                                          A2. Indo - R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Mix)
                                                                                                                          B1. Sound Of One - As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix / Version)
                                                                                                                          B2. Kim English – Tomorrow (Todd Edwards Dub)

                                                                                                                          LP TWO - PRODUCTIONS
                                                                                                                          A1. Daft Punk - Face To Face
                                                                                                                          A2. Todd Edwards – Shut The Door
                                                                                                                          B1. Todd Edwards – Push The Love
                                                                                                                          B2. Todd Edwards – The Dream

                                                                                                                          CD

                                                                                                                          CD ONE - REMIXES
                                                                                                                          01. Sound Of One - As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix)
                                                                                                                          02. Indo - R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Mix)
                                                                                                                          03. St Germain - Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub Mix)
                                                                                                                          04. MJ Cole - Crazy Love (Todd’s Save Your Cries Dub)
                                                                                                                          05. Moloko - Pure Pleasure Seeker (Todd Edwards Pleasure For Life UK Vocal)
                                                                                                                          06. Veda Simpson - Ooh Baby (Todd Edwards Dub)
                                                                                                                          07. Wretch 32 Featuring Etta Bond - Forgiveness (Todd Edwards Remix)
                                                                                                                          08. Wildchild - Jump To My Beat (Todd Edwards Jump Remix)
                                                                                                                          09. Beloved - 1000 Years From Today (Todd Edwards Dub)
                                                                                                                          10. Zoot Woman - Taken It All (Todd Edwards Soul Line Remix)
                                                                                                                          11 Robin S - Show Me Love (Todd Edwards Remix)

                                                                                                                          CD TWO - PRODUCTIONS
                                                                                                                          01. Daft Punk - Face To Face
                                                                                                                          02. Todd Edwards – Saved My Life
                                                                                                                          03. Todd Edwards – Shut The Door
                                                                                                                          04. Todd Edwards – Never Far From You
                                                                                                                          05. Todd Edwards – God Will Be There
                                                                                                                          06. Todd Edwards – Main Vibe
                                                                                                                          07. Todd Edwards – Winter Behaviour
                                                                                                                          08. Daft Punk Featuring Todd Edwards - Fragments Of Time
                                                                                                                          09. Todd Edwards – So Real
                                                                                                                          10. Todd Edwards – Perfect Love
                                                                                                                          11. Todd Edwards – Dancing For Heaven

                                                                                                                          Over the last few years, NuNorthern Soul has established a number of traditions, most notably annual releases that provide a snapshot of the label’s output while also considering their suitability for certain seasons. Perhaps the most popular is founder Phil Cooper’s Summer Selections series, which each year showcases warm and sunny gems mined from a range of forthcoming releases.

                                                                                                                          The 2021 edition of the sampler, the third in total, may well be the best yet. Six tracks deep and as subtly varied as you’d expect, the entertaining set features tracks from a mixture of exciting newcomers, experienced producers and long-time members of the NuNorthern Soul family.

                                                                                                                          To kick things off, Cooper introduces us to Marshall Watson, an American producer who later in the year will release two five-track EPs on the label. ‘A Door To The Sky’, which will feature on the Sunsets On Larkin Part 1 EP, is sumptuously sun-kissed, with delay-laden electric guitar textures and sparkling electronics reclining over a tactile electronic groove.

                                                                                                                          LOVA’s ‘Echoes of Memories’, the track that follows, recalls the atmospheric, synthesizer-sporting new age Balearica popularised by Quiet Force in the late 1980s. The Italian producer was signed after bringing a USB stick of productions to one of Phil Cooper’s gigs in Ibiza; his Gypsophilia EP will be one to check when it drops later in the year.

                                                                                                                          Gusk’s ‘Sketch #4 - Anafi Nights’ is seductive and exotic. It’s a crackling and atmospheric musical painting that daubs starry stabs and yearning melodies atop a bubbly, lo-fi drum machine beat. It provides a perfect snapshot of the Greek musician’s Mediterranean Sketches EP, which gathers together home recordings made between 1997 and 2003.

                                                                                                                          Arguably even more immersive and enveloping is ‘Aqua Blancas Sunrise’ by Tambores En Benirras, the musical project of Cumbrian selector DJ Gripper. A slow-burning delight full of intricate musical flourishes –think drifting female vocalizations, Indian-influenced percussion, twinkling pianos and haunting clarinet motifs the track is one of the many highlights on the Barrow in Furness based producer’s forthcoming debut album for NuNorthern Soul.

                                                                                                                          To round things off, Cooper has chosen to offer-up cuts from two very experienced artists. George Solar (real name Georg Boskamp) is an Ibiza-based German producer who has been collaborating and releasing music since the late 1980s. ‘Infrared’, his contribution to Summer Selections 3, is a languid and glassy-eyed slab of slow-motion Balearic dub. His Los Ra-yos Del Sol EP will be one to look out for later in the year and is his debut solo release.

                                                                                                                          The sampler’s final missive fittingly comes from long-time friend of the family B.J Smith, a regular contributor to NuNorthern Soul releases who has reunited with Huw Costin – a vocalist he previously worked with on Smith & Mudd releases for Claremont 56 for a double A side single due later in 2021. ‘Sun When You Come’ is as warming and hazy as you’d expect and features Costin’s emotive, reverb-laden vocals and mazy electric piano solos rising above a suitably horizontal groove. It provides a stunning, sunset-ready conclusion to another superb set of Summer Selections.


                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          A1. Marshall Watson - A Door In The Sky
                                                                                                                          A2. LOVA - Echoes Of Memories
                                                                                                                          A3. Gusk - Sketch #4 Anafi Nights
                                                                                                                          B1. Tambores En Benirras - Aguas Blancas Sunrise
                                                                                                                          B2. George Solar – Infrared
                                                                                                                          B3. B.J. Smith & Huw Costin - Sun When You Come

                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                          End Of The Road 2021

                                                                                                                            End of the Road is an intimate music festival set in the beautiful pleasure gardens at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset/Wiltshire. World-renowned for its unique atmosphere, End of the Road offers a relaxing haven for serious music fans far from the corporate norm. This is the eighth CD collaboration between Rough Trade Shops and End of The Road Festival and, as always, the tracks are selected by Simon Taffe from artists playing at this year’s event.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. Tonight – Katy J Pearson
                                                                                                                            2. Congratulations – The Golden Dregs
                                                                                                                            3. Cybele’s Reverie – Stereolab
                                                                                                                            4. Gush – Brdmm
                                                                                                                            5. Offerings – Modern Woman
                                                                                                                            6. G.S.K – Squid
                                                                                                                            7. Nudge It – Sleaford Mods
                                                                                                                            8. Summon The Fire – The Comet Is Coming
                                                                                                                            9. Yuce Dag Basinda – Altin Gün
                                                                                                                            10. Hungry Child – Hot Chip
                                                                                                                            11. The Revolution Of Super Visions – Jane Weaver
                                                                                                                            12. Jogging – Richard Dawson
                                                                                                                            13. Hold Yourself – Tune-Yards
                                                                                                                            14. Bon Bon - Mike Lindsay Remix – Shongoy Blues, Mike Lindsay
                                                                                                                            15. Nisyan – Ahmed Fakroun
                                                                                                                            16. Dark Blue – Caroline
                                                                                                                            17. Hares On The Mountain – Shirley Collins
                                                                                                                            18. Common Thread – Jim Ghedi


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