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Funk All Stars - Classics By The Funk Masters

    All the Funk masters reunited on vinyl, from the godfather James Brown or the great Isaac Hayes to Gwen McCrae and Shalamar. Whether you're just starting your funk collection or looking for a good summary of some of the greatest pieces to date, Wagram once again have you covered. Their compilations have proven to be a great hit in the shop thus far, and i'm sure they will continue to be. 

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. James Brown - Funky Men
    A2. Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
    A3. Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
    A4. Bobby Byrd - Back From The Dead
    A5. The Fatback Band - (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop
    A6. Shalamar - A Night To Remember
    B1. Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
    B2. T-Connection - Do What You Wanna Do
    B3. Aaron Neville - Hercules
    B4. George McCrae - I Get Lifted
    B5. Gwen McCrae - All This Love That I'm Givin'
    B6. Imagination - Just An Illusion

    ATA Records is pleased to announce the release of Early Works Vol.2: Music From The Archives, a compilation of tracks recorded in the fledgling days of the label paired with some rediscovered treasures from more recent years. While the majority of the album is previously unreleased material several tracks have appeared on different formats.

    This is a rare chance for listeners to experience the birth of the ATA's enduring concept and recording techniques from the comfort of their own home.

    In 2020 label founder and musician Neil Innes decided to destroy the studio he had spent 14-years building, destroy it and rebuild it from the ground up.

    Once the studio began to take shape again and Innes was finally able to take a breath he began rooting through the label's archives, pulling out reels that had been propping up tables, holding open doors and generally lurking in nooks and crannies for years.

    His trip down memory uncovered a wealth of dusty musical treasures and also got him thinking about tracks from newer artists, nuggets to compliment the archive gold.

    Along with the first airings of tracks by The Harmony Society, The Disarrays this 11track comp includes appearances by studio favourites: The Magnificent Tape Band, The Sorcerers, The Mandatory Eight, Ivan Von Engleberger's Asteroid and long time collaborator Chris Dawkins (recording under Earl Dawkins).Also on the comp is Joe Tatton's Bang Bang Boogaloo, previously only released on 7 inch and greatly desired by record diggers everywhere.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. The Harmony Society - Bus Stop Boogie
    2. The Joe Tatton Trio - Bang Bang Boogaloo
    3. Ivan Von Engelberger's Asteroid - Lunartics
    4. The Lewis Express - Secret Universe (feat. Earl Dawkins)
    5. The Magnificent Tape Band - Heading Towards Catastrophe (Instrumental)
    6. The Disarrays - Help Me
    7. The Mandatory Eight - The Hardest Day
    8. The Sorcerers - In Pursuit Of Shai Hulud
    9. The Magnificent Tape Band - When I Saw You (Instrumental)
    10. The Disarrays - Anaesthise Me

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

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

    Various Artists

    Reggae, Roots & Culture Vol. 2

      Just like Global Beats’ first installment of their Reggae, Roots & Culture series, Vol. 2 is a showcase album with each vocal track followed by matching dubs, some of which are exclusive to this collection.

      All were produced by UK reggae duo Mafia & Fluxy - two brothers who’ve often been compared to Sly & Robbie, and have played on countless Jamaican and European hits over the years. Such high praise for this ace rhythm section is well deserved, as anyone listening to this album can tell you.

      Each of these essential tracks has been chosen with DJs in mind, and are guaranteed to excite roots crowds, who’ll thrill to hear top drawer artists revisit some of their classic hits over powerful rhythms that follow the original blueprint, yet sound fresh and new. Mafia & Fluxy’s musical gifts stem from the love and respect they have for reggae music’s proud heritage, and that’s why the legends assembled here - most of whom they also backed on stage - were always happy to work with them and Gregory Isaacs, the Cool Ruler, in particular.

      Johnny Osbourne’s Truth And Rights and this dubplate mix of Horace Andy’s Skylarking were initially hits for Studio One, whilst it was early Mafia & Fluxy mentor Bunny Lee who first took Barry Brown, Linval Thompson and Johnny Clarke into the studio for their tracks. The latter’s None Shall Escape The Judgment is accompanied here by a previously unreleased horns mix; Dennis Brown’s Want More is a rare steppers’ version and Max Romeo’s Reverend isn’t the album cut, but another unmissable dubplate mix, making Reggae, Roots & Culture Vol. 2 an indispensable addition to any selector’s record box.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side 1
      1. Johnny Osbourne - Truth & Rights
      2. Dub Of Rights
      3. Gregory Isaacs - Wah Dee
      4. Wah Dub
      5. Dennis Brown - Want More (Steppas Mix)

      Side 2
      6. Want More (Dub Steppas Mix)
      7. Johnny Clarke - None Shall Escape The Judgement
      8. Dub Shall Escape (Horns Mix)

      Side 3
      9. Barry Brown - Step It Up
      10. Dub It Up
      11. Max Romeo - Reverend (Dubplate Mix)
      12. Reverend Dub (Dubplate Mix)

      Side 4
      13. Linval Thompson - Jah Is The Conqueror

      14. Dub The Conqueror
      15. Horace Andy - Skylarking (Dubplate Mix)
      16. Skylarking Dub (Dubplate Mix)

      Various Artists

      Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Classics (RSD22 EDITION)

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

        Soul Jazz Records new 20th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition purple coloured double vinyl pressing + download code and striking Wailers alternative gatefold sleeve only available for Record Store Day 2022.

        Various Artists

        Greensleeves Ganja Anthems (RSD22 EDITION)

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

          A vintage crop of ten Herbalist anthems that put the green in Greensleeves for an exclusive RSD LP edition of the previous CD only 'Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems' - all pressed on herb green vinyl of course. 'Hi Grade Ganja Anthems' - Solomon Grave approved - blaze it up!

          Various Artists

          Soul Jazz Records Presents 100% Dynamite (RSD22 EDITION)

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

            This is a new one-off limited-edition special edition yellow coloured vinyl pressing of Soul Jazz Records seminal reggae meets funk and soul collection. 100% Dynamite is the cornerstone of Soul Jazz Records releases and launched their long-running series of highly-regarded reggae albums. This album is the fully expanded version and comes with download code.

            This new coloured vinyl expanded edition is exclusively for Record Store Day 2022. Since the album's original release, 100% Dynamite has become a cornerstone of funky reggae music. Eighteen killer tracks that show the influence that American Jazz, Funk and Soul music had on Jamaican Reggae. The album was Soul Jazz Records first foray into the mighty vaults of Studio One and many of the tracks featured come from the legendary label. 100% Dynamite features come serious and heavyweight Jamaican funk by Jackie Mittoo, The Upsetters and Toots & The Maytals, alongside the cream of Jamaican jazz musicians such as Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks and Lennie Hibbert.

            "100% Dynamite is among the finest compilations ever assembled" The Quietus.

            Various Artists

            Go Ahead Punk... Make My Day (RSD22 EDITION)

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

              Any 90s punk fan will surely remember coveting a copy of Go Ahead Punk... Make My Day - a classic sampler CD from Nitro Records.

              Originally released in 1996, the album delivered early cuts from some of the biggest names in West Coast punk, including AFI, the Offspring, and the Vandals.

              Available for the very first time on vinyl, Go Ahead Punk... Make My Day features ten high-energy tracks from AFI, Guttermouth, Jughead's Revenge, The Vandals, and The Offspring, including the latter bandís cover of Hey Joe long-sought-after fan favorite, which was previously exclusive to this compilation.

              Pressed on orange splatter vinyl. 

              TRACK LISTING

              Side A:
              1. Guttermouth - God's Kingdom
              2. The Vandals - Marry Me
              3. AFI - He Who Laughs Last
              4. Jughead's Revenge - Tearing Down The World
              5. The Offspring - Hey Joe;
              Side B:
              1. The Vandals - Let The Bad Times Roll
              2. Jughead's Revenge - People's Pal
              3. Guttermouth - Derek
              4. AFI - Wake Up Call
              5. The Offspring - Beheaded

              Various Artists

              The Afrosound Of Colombia - 2022 Reissue

                An amazing journey to the exciting music of Colombia and its unique melting pot of indigenous, African, and European music. Over two and a half hours of funky, hot Afro-influenced tracks from the 60s and 70s golden period of the seminal Discos Fuentes label in Colombia. This release deals with the unique sounds produced as a result of the inventive mixing of pop and roots that took place in the urban confines of the Discos Fuentes studios in Bogota.

                Various Artists

                Welcome To Paradise (Italian Dream House 89-93) - Vol. 2

                  Young Marco mines deep into the hazy euphoria of Italy's early ninties underground for this expansive retrospective of the dream house scene.
                  At the tail end of the 1980s, a new take on deep house began to emerge from Italian studios. 'Dream house' drew inspiration from key U.S deep house records of the period – the spacey melodiousness of Larry Heard's productions, and the rich jazziness of tracks originating in New Jersey in particular – but sounded distinctly different. Its' 'head-in-the-clouds' feel – all rich chords, tactile basslines, fluid piano lines and starry electronics – made 'dream house' a uniquely Italian proposition.

                  First and foremost, the style echoed the wavy, glassy-eyed positivity of the period more than any other. While music in the UK and the low countries was getting faster and heavier, Italy's 'dream house' producers continued to create music shot through with warmth and colourful musicality until 1993. While few 'dream house' records were made after then, its' sounds and loose aesthetic influenced subsequent styles such as trance and progressive house.

                  During its' peak, dream house – or, as it was tagged by leading Italian label DFC, 'ambient house' (echoing the similarly minded work of UK pioneers such as The Orb and The KLF) – could be heard blaring from club sound systems across Europe. The style's popularity was fuelled, in part at least, by the runaway international success of "Sueno Latino".

                  Welcome To Paradise gathers together some of the finest examples of the style for the first time since the turn of the 90s. It includes a smattering of scene anthems – Key Tronics Ensemble's peerless "Calypso of House", Morenas's "Sonnambulism", the ambient mix of Last Rhythm's Italo-house classic "Last Rhythm" – alongside a swathe of hard-to-find, in-demand and forgotten gems.

                  There are cuts from key players in the movement – the likes of Don Pablos Animals, Sasha (later to find fame with a strong of bouncy, piano-heavy Italo-house cuts), and Dreamatic – plus a string of lesser-known names whose contribution to the evolution of the sound should not be overlooked. Young Marco has also found space for Leo Anibaldi's "Elements", a rare deep house outing from a producer who later helped define the sound of Roman techno.

                  Over the course of two double-vinyl compilations (and one extended digital download package), Welcome To Paradiso celebrates one of the most evocative and imaginative musical styles of electronic music's golden era. Kick off your shoes, turn your gaze skywards, and immerse yourself in the music.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Matt says: Fully certified as essential for any deep house collector. To bag these high watermarks of the genre on 12" would cost you a small fortune. Safe Trip save us the job and basically gift us a flawless selection of the best Italian dream house obtainable. Volume 2 of the series is especially tasty. Don't sleep!

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1. Z 99 - Welcome To Paradise (Nightfly Version)
                  A2. Extreme - Trasparenza
                  A3. Transitive Elements - Octivation
                  B1. 707 Boyz - Emotions
                  B2. Morenas - Somnambulism
                  B3. Now Now Now - Problem (Abyss Version)
                  C1. Q-Base - Il Sole (The Sun) (Deep Mix)
                  C2. Sasha - A Key To Heaven For A Heavenly Trance
                  D1. The Sky - Dreams (club Version)
                  D2. Leo Anibaldi - Elements
                  D3. Jacy - Dance To The House

                  Various Artists

                  Channel 1: Seance For The Gods

                  The Light Sounds Dark saga continues! The crew explore more DIY electronics, new age electric shamanism and the cultish sampledelica usually reserved for the Finders Keepers label.

                  There's (unconfirmed) rumors online that much of the recent LSD output has been composed of original material alongside their unfathomably vast cosmic-excavation of strange and exotic music. There's certainly a new direction appearing from the sherm haze - synthesizer driven, reveling in lost atmospherics and appealing to occult fanatics throughout the various dimensions of existence. We love it.


                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Matt says: Occultist electronic wizardry! Let Light Sounds Dark be your sprit guide. Sonic Datura from the cauldrons and caves ready to be glazed across your semi-permeable membranes - very big in Pendle right now!

                  Various Artists

                  Gibble Gobble - Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 5

                    Subtitled "Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica & Tittyshakers" this is the reissue of the fifth release in the Exotic Blues & Rhythm series.

                    Released ages ago in an edition of 500 copies it sold out in next to no time and is a sought after collector’s item by now. We now reissue this title as a limited editon of 700 copies - all on CLEAR vinyl.

                    Guaranteed to go fast!

                    Over the past six years, Dimensions has firmly marked its place as a leading name in the underground, with its festival, International Series, DJ Directory and Dimensions Soundsystem. Now, Dimensions is ready to extend its influence with the start of its label imprint - Dimensions Recordings which launches this July with an eclectic 12-track compilation featuring Byron The Aquarius, Mim Suleiman, Mike Dehnert, Marcos Cabral, Obsolete Music Technology and more. Available from 14th July 2017 across three separately available 12" EPs and a digital compilation the debut reflects the flavours and variety of what's in store. The compilation ties together twelve tracks across the three discs with very different personalities from soul and house through to techno and electro. With contributions from Dimensions friends old and new, breakouts and long-established names, it's a solid-gold offering from the Dimensions Recordings team headed up by Andy Lemay and David Martin.

                    Part 1 calls upon artists from different corners of the globe who share the similarity of undeniable soul and expression in their music. The EP has an earthy, worldly feel to it. From the Swahili sung harmonies on Mim Suleiman's 'Pole Pole', to the afro influences of Swiss collective Alma Negra's 'Onga', both tracks work raw percussion with just enough swing that either would sit comfortably within late-night UK dance floors or on the sun-kissed beaches of Pula. Then there's the jazz-tinted glow of Istanbul's Kerem Akdag whose 'Getdownsoclose' deep roller makes use of lush pads and rushing snares. Closing is Maryland's James Tillman, who's soulful vocals on 'Wander' sit gracefully over transcendental keys and compellingly loose drumming, rounding off Part 1 with a cleanse of the soul.

                    Part 2 turns the heat up with more dance floor leaning contributions from four American artists, each delivering something very different but equally powerful. Marcos Cabral's 'Prochainement' is a driving, dubbed out melter with stomping kicks and big-room claps under fuzzy synths, whilst Byron The Aquarius drops his signature dose of funk into 'Full Moon'. One of the standout breakthrough artists of last year, the Atlanta producer has been part of the Dimensions team for some time. Queen of Beatdown, Lady Blacktronika steps up with a timeless, tripped-out house classic for her contribution 'Can We Still Be Friends?', her vocal oozing melancholy. Rounding up is DJ Aakmael with 'Transit'; a raw, flexing cut that we've come to expect via his massively impressive output and his own superb imprint, Unxpozd.

                    Dimensions Recordings explores its darker side on Part three with intergalactic oddities and twisted techno constructions, the release is definitely one for the late hours. 'Crosstalk' from gear heads London Modular Alliance opens; a squelching, electro, hardware excursion demonstrating a small snippet of what's to come from the talented trio. Next, French artist, Upwellings steps up to demonstrate his purist approach as he unites elements of dub and techno to create the beautifully spacey 'Soft Shadows'. The third offering comes courtesy of Chicago's Steven Tang in his Obsolete Music Technology guise. 'Comb Freq,' a devastatingly powerful mix of acidic, bleeping dance floor energy! To finish the winning release is Fachwerk label boss and prolific techno artist, Mike Dehnert; who presents raw but melodic track in 'Tokio,'which maintains his minimal and stripped back aesthetic beautifully.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Matt says: Much hyped debut release from the taste-making and scene-defining festival. A beacon of modern electronic dance music that thankfully treads its own path and looks for innovation and evolution rather than relying on the successes of past formulas.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Mim Suleiman - Pole Pole
                    2. Alma Negra - Onga
                    3. Kerem Akdag - Getdownsoclose
                    4. James Tillman - Wander

                    Various Artists

                    Borga Revolution! Ghanaian Music In The Digital Age, 1983 - 1992 (Volume 1)

                      Kalita are proud to unveil the first ever compilation focussing on the phenomenon of ‘Burger Highlife’, a crossover of West African melodies with synthesizers, disco and boogie that took over Ghanaian airwaves during the 1980’s and beyond. Highlighting key recordings from genre-defining artists including Thomas Frempong and George Darko, as well as more obscure sought-after tracks by elusive bands such as Aban and Uncle Joe’s Afri-Beat, Kalita come to the rescue of audiophiles, DJs and music-lovers alike with ‘Borga Revolution!’ Spread over a double-LP housed in a gatefold sleeve. Accompanied by a 16-page booklet featuring extensive interview-based liner notes on each artist and never-before-seen archival photos.

                      The 1970s had witnessed an increased Western airtime and physical presence in Ghana introducing funk, soul and disco sounds to the region. By the turn of the decade the country was also enduring economic turmoil, with rising poverty, military dictatorships and long periods of enforced curfews (amongst other factors) making it impossible for artists to survive.

                      As a result, many Ghanaian musicians with a broader outlook began to pursue their careers in the West, moving to both Europe and America in search of stardom. It was here that Ghanaian musicians developed a digitised version of highlife music which fully embraced Western contemporary music styles and newly introduced technology such as the Yamaha DX7 synthesizer and various drum machines.

                      It is in this context in which the evolution of Ghanaian dance music and the emergence of ‘Burger Highlife’ was born. With ‘Borga Revolution!’ Kalita endeavour to tell this story, with prominent and lesser-known musicians’ accounts and documentary evidence providing a comprehensive understanding of this shift to the digital age.


                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. Uncle Joe’s Afri-Beat - Eshe Wo Kon Ho
                      A2. Thomas Frempong - Mada Meho So
                      A3. Native Spirit - Odo San Bra Fie
                      B1. George Darko - Medo Menuanom (12” Version)
                      B2. Wilson Boateng - Mabre Agu
                      B3. Paa Jude - Odo Refre Wo
                      C1. Aban - Efie Nnye
                      C2. Wilson Boateng - Asew Watchman
                      C3. Uncle Joe’s Afri-Beat - Mr. D.J.
                      D1. George Darko - Obi Abayewa
                      D2. Dr. K. Gyasi’s Noble Kings - Damfo Agoo/David Akofo/Obegyaa Nowa/Okwantuni Moboro (Medley)

                      Various Artists

                      Those Shocking Shaking Days - Indonesia Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock And Funk 1970-1978 - 2022 Repress

                        Now-Again deliver the first ever compilation to assess the incredible psychedelic rock, funk and progressive scene of 1970s Jakarta!

                        Whilst some collectors fiend for the incredibly rare LPs from the likes of Sharkmove and their later incarnation Giant Step, very little is known about Indonesian rock music - until now. Now-Again Records has teamed up with local musicians and experts to provide a fascinating in-depth look at the flourishing of progressive psychedelic music in early 1970s Indonesia, where fiercely independent musicians criticised the military dictatorship, raised awareness of drug abuse and much more - all to the glorious sound of the fuzz guitar and some of the most ambitious arrangements you’ll ever hear.

                        Over the past six years, Dimensions has firmly marked its place as a leading name in the underground, with its festival, International Series, DJ Directory and Dimensions Soundsystem. Now, Dimensions is ready to extend its influence with the start of its label imprint - Dimensions Recordings which launches this July with an eclectic 12-track compilation featuring Byron The Aquarius, Mim Suleiman, Mike Dehnert, Marcos Cabral, Obsolete Music Technology and more. Available from 14th July 2017 across three separately available 12" EPs and a digital compilation the debut reflects the flavours and variety of what's in store. The compilation ties together twelve tracks across the three discs with very different personalities from soul and house through to techno and electro. With contributions from Dimensions friends old and new, breakouts and long-established names, it's a solid-gold offering from the Dimensions Recordings team headed up by Andy Lemay and David Martin.

                        Part 1 calls upon artists from different corners of the globe who share the similarity of undeniable soul and expression in their music. The EP has an earthy, worldly feel to it. From the Swahili sung harmonies on Mim Suleiman's 'Pole Pole', to the afro influences of Swiss collective Alma Negra's 'Onga', both tracks work raw percussion with just enough swing that either would sit comfortably within late-night UK dance floors or on the sun-kissed beaches of Pula. Then there's the jazz-tinted glow of Istanbul's Kerem Akdag whose 'Getdownsoclose' deep roller makes use of lush pads and rushing snares. Closing is Maryland's James Tillman, who's soulful vocals on 'Wander' sit gracefully over transcendental keys and compellingly loose drumming, rounding off Part 1 with a cleanse of the soul.

                        Part 2 turns the heat up with more dance floor leaning contributions from four American artists, each delivering something very different but equally powerful. Marcos Cabral's 'Prochainement' is a driving, dubbed out melter with stomping kicks and big-room claps under fuzzy synths, whilst Byron The Aquarius drops his signature dose of funk into 'Full Moon'. One of the standout breakthrough artists of last year, the Atlanta producer has been part of the Dimensions team for some time. Queen of Beatdown, Lady Blacktronika steps up with a timeless, tripped-out house classic for her contribution 'Can We Still Be Friends?', her vocal oozing melancholy. Rounding up is DJ Aakmael with 'Transit'; a raw, flexing cut that we've come to expect via his massively impressive output and his own superb imprint, Unxpozd.

                        Dimensions Recordings explores its darker side on Part three with intergalactic oddities and twisted techno constructions, the release is definitely one for the late hours. 'Crosstalk' from gear heads London Modular Alliance opens; a squelching, electro, hardware excursion demonstrating a small snippet of what's to come from the talented trio. Next, French artist, Upwellings steps up to demonstrate his purist approach as he unites elements of dub and techno to create the beautifully spacey 'Soft Shadows'. The third offering comes courtesy of Chicago's Steven Tang in his Obsolete Music Technology guise. 'Comb Freq,' a devastatingly powerful mix of acidic, bleeping dance floor energy! To finish the winning release is Fachwerk label boss and prolific techno artist, Mike Dehnert; who presents raw but melodic track in 'Tokio,'which maintains his minimal and stripped back aesthetic beautifully.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: Part 2 sees the series exploring more nocturnal moods - reflecting the shimmering patina of the festival's late night movements and the perfect marriage of high tech production and soulful intentions.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Marcos Cabral - Prochainement
                        2. Byron The Aquarius - Full Moon (feat. MDMA)
                        3. Lady Blacktronika - Can We Still Be Friends
                        4. DJ Aakmael - Transit

                        A collaboration between Rainbow Disco Club and Rush Hour, esteemed digger, DJ and compiler Antal presents a new compilation of house, disco, new wave, Caribbean, rare groove and quirky leftfield dance bombs only he could discover!

                        The main man behind Amsterdam record shop and label Rush Hour, all 11 tracks are selected by Antal. From local Dutch newcomers to '80s Japanese cult music, rare grooves to danceable house music, and rare Caribbean soul, this compilation is a portrait of this highly regarded music enthusiast Antal Heitlager’s enormous collection and 30-year DJ career, a work of art that can be enjoyed by all music fans! Now globally recognized as an influential taste maker, with a vast string of highly acclaimed festival performances cementing his credentials (and ensuring his online immortality).

                        Larry Heard and Dam Funk rub shoulders with 80s Japanese boogie, Zouk, freestyle. Han Litz Group. Throughout the compilation we’re left bewildered by the obscurity and listenability of Antal’s selections!

                        A total of 11 tracks from all types of genres and generations, a true masterpiece and representation of Rainbow Disco Club’s vision “Beyond Space And Time”. Bringing you the all love from Amsterdam!


                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: Rush Hour main man, esteemed digger and now universally adored festival headliner - Antal - compiles an ace selection of global dance sounds, the likes of which you're unlikely to uncover yourself. He keeps it highly danceable and engrossing throughout, no chin scratching lo-fi obscurities thrown in as filler - it's all killer!

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Tlale Makhene Feat. ZiyawaKaZitha - Emabhunswini
                        Benny Salvador - Cardboard Box
                        Trio Zero - Twilight
                        Dam-Funk - O.B.E.
                        Shohjo-Tai & Red Bus St Project - Electric City
                        Ishida-Express I - China Romance
                        Dianne Mower - The Secret Sign
                        Jocelyn Mocka - Doudou (BNF Edit)

                        There's no let up from the Wagram camp this week, who hook us up with no less than four killer comps. Keeping things decidedly binary, they've taken a battle of the sexes approach, furnishing us with 'Funk Women', 'Jazz Men', 'Jazz Women' and 'Soul Men'.

                        There's a whole lotta heat to be found on this fresh set of femme-funk classics, featuring jams from the likes of Lyn Collins, Minnie Ripperton, Gwen McCrae and many, many more!

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Gloria Lucas - One Sweet Song
                        A2. Lyn Collins - Think (About It)
                        A3. Minnie Riperton - Adventures In Paradise
                        A4. Ruby Delicious - Rock Steady
                        A5. Brenda George - What You See Is What You're Gonna Get
                        A6. Jackie Dee - Love You Wholeheartedly
                        A7. Gwen McCrae - All This Love That I'm Givin'
                        B1. Marva Whitney - What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You [Single Version]
                        B2. Ruth Davis - I Need Money
                        B3. Millie Jackson - Do What Makes The World Go Round
                        B4. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) [Album Version]
                        B5. Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Don't Joke With A Hungry Man
                        B6. Ann Peebles - Slipped, Tripped & Fell In Love
                        C1. Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
                        C2. Little Rose Little - Family Tree
                        C3. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Hold It Down
                        C4. Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles
                        C5. Rose Royce - Car Wash [Single Version]
                        C6. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (2012 – Remaster)
                        D1. Melba Moore - Mind Up Tonight
                        D2. Sisters Love - Gimme Your Love
                        D3. Diana Ross - Upside Down
                        D4. Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (Single Edit)
                        D5. Carrie Lucas - Dance With You (Single Edit)

                        Various Artists

                        Wild Style

                          Wild Style remains the most seminal soundtrack in hip-hop history, a snapshot of the scene as it evolved from the streets to the recording studio. But it's not just a vital document, it's also a damn good listen. The line-up is a who's who of those who stood out from hip- hop's nascent block party days. The Double Trouble pairing of Rodney Cee and KK Rockwell, The Chief Rocker himself, Busy Bee, the mighty line-ups of both The Cold Crush Brothers and The Fantastic Freaks. The music captures the free-form, roaming nature of the film – it's rough at the edges, it's occasionally amateurish, but it's completely, utterly glorious. The original Animal tracklisting, of which this is a reissue, is full of recurring sounds and motifs, all of them co-produced by Chris Stein and Fab Five Freddy, stepping away from breakbeats to produce a sound that reminds you of them, while being totally unique. The epic drums are courtesy of Lenny 'Ferrari' Ferraro, a Vietnam vet and punk drummer whose career spanned stints backing Aretha Franklin and Lou Reed. Over time, those sounds – the Charlie Chase and Grand Wizard Theodore scratches, the indelible lyrics - have become hip- hop touchstones, endlessly sampled and referenced, the bedrock of so much music to follow. That's because the soundtrack perfectly encapsulated the essence of the film, the scene and hiphop's emergence from The Bronx to the attention of the wider world. Presented in this reissue with the original artwork, it remains the blueprint.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1. Wild Style Theme
                          A2. MC Battle
                          A3. Basketball Throwdown
                          A4. Fantastic Freaks At The Dixie
                          A5. Military Cut (Scratch Mix)
                          A6. Cold Crush Bros At The Dixie
                          B1. Stoop Rap
                          B2. Double Trouble At The Amphitheatre
                          B3. Wild Style Subway Rap
                          B4. The Chief Rocker Busy Bee, DJ AJ At The Amphitheatre
                          B5. Gangbusters (Scratch Mix)
                          B6. Rammellzee & Shock Dell At The Amphitheatre

                          Various Artists

                          Music From Saharan WhatsApp

                            In 2020, Sahel Sounds hosted a project called Music from Saharan WhatsApp. This series consisted of ephemeral digital EPs, documenting live performances by some of the most exciting acts in the Sahel playing music, including Nigerién techno, wedding rock, Woodabe guitar, WZN, traditional music, Mandingue music, and more.

                            Responding to an open call from our network of artists, musicians recorded a handful of tracks on their cellphone and sent them over the popular mobile app WhatsApp. Each session was hosted for a month on Bandcamp and sold on a sliding scale, with all profits wired directly to the musicians. After a month, the EP would disappear, replaced by another one.

                            Now, some of the label's favorite tracks from this series are collected for the first time outside of Bandcamp as the Music from Saharan WhatsApp compilation LP. This LP features tracks by established Sahel Sounds artists such as Etran de L'Aïr, Hama, Alkibar Jr, Amaria Hamadaler (of Les Filles de Illighadad), and artists new to the label like Bounaly and Andal Sukabe.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            01. Etran De L'Air - Tarha Ebouse Dighe Mane
                            02. Oumou Diabate And Kara Show - Wara
                            03. Jeich Ould Badu - Elyn
                            04. Alkibar Jr - Adouna
                            05. Amaria Hamadalher - Tarhanine
                            06. Luka Productions And Kandiafa - Ne Be Massa Wofo
                            07. Andal Sukabe - Hey Malale
                            08. Hama - Alhoria
                            09. Veyrouz Mint Seymali - Saghmi Yessri
                            10. Bounaly - Takamba
                            11. Oyiwane - Fatima

                            How does one make a Balearic Breakfast?

                            You need to obviously start with one part blissful sunshine, rising over one part white sand, set to the sound of the sea looping back and forth. But what else - that perfect, idyllic backdrop aside - sums up that most important time of the day, specifically when spent right in the heart of the most glorious archipelago in the western hemisphere?

                            Luckily, DJ, broadcaster and producer Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy has perfected the recipe.

                            Colleen has been mixing together Balearic Breakfast shows on Worldwide FM for the last few years after starting in earnest during the first pandemic lockdown. Her shows offer a remedy to the pressures of the outside world; each is curated with the admirable aim of trying to “create a musical atmosphere for escape”, be it from bad weather or bad vibes.

                            Inspired by formative experiences at The Loft in NYC and on the terrace at Space, Colleen’s Balearic Breakfasts are endlessly eclectic and always inspiring, pulling together - in her words - a “hodge-podge of chill out, spiritual jazz, deep soul, percussive house, quirky disco, indie-dance and what may ‘traditionally’ be called ‘balearic’ (whatever that may be).” Basically, the kind of music you want to hear as the sun breaks over the horizon.

                            For her first Balearic Breakfast album (lovingly compiled for the ever-visionary Heavenly Recordings), Colleen has put together a set of songs that allow the listener to drift with her between myriad genres and join the unseen dots between them. The journey takes in shooting star ambient sounds, deep soulful hypno-house, ecstatic Neu-esque locked grooves, etherial sea-shore jazz and Southern Hemisphere starlight disco, with tracks by artists such as Friendly Fires, Mildlife, Linkwood and Lady Blackbird (a track praised by Elton John, who called it “a groove that blows my mind”) and producers such as Andrew Weatherall (under his Asphodells alias), Ashley Beedle, Coyote, the late, great Phil Asher and Cosmo herself.

                            Flowing together, the tracks perfectly create that musical atmosphere for escape - a recipe for daydreaming yourself into a Balearic Breakfast state of mind. Tune in and leave the everyday behind. The sun’s rising overhead and the waves are at your feet, whatever time of day it is wherever you might be in the world.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Barry says: A wonderfully presented (look at those sleeve colours!!) walk through golden sands and beach bars, margarita in hand from the ever-trusty Heavenly. Though there are moments of tradional Balearicism, but really the breadth of this compilation spans all adjacent genres and a few beyond, while retaining the focus on 'Chill'. It's a lovely selection and a lovely package.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A
                            1 Joan Bibiloni - Sa Fosca
                            2 Cantoma - The Mountain (Coyote Remix)
                            3 Fragile - We've Got Tonight, Boy
                            B
                            1 Linkwood Family - Miles Away
                            2 P'taah - The Cosmic Laws (Phil Asher Restless Soul Vocal)
                            C
                            1 Mildlife - Vapour (Cosmodelica Remix)
                            2 Friendly Fires And The Asphodells – Velo
                            3 Lady Blackbird - Beware The Stranger (Ashley Beedle's 'North Street West' Vocal Remix)
                            D
                            1 Morenas - Hazme Sonar (Ambient Remix By Peter Vriends)
                            2 Caoilfhionn Rose - Paths
                            3 Mike Salta And Marty Mortale - Henry's Spacewalk

                            Musica Macondo unearths eight contemporary Afro Brazilian tracks on compilation “Brasil Novo”, disseminating the rich and percussive heritage of black Brazil and Samba De Coco. Selected by DJs Tahira (Sao Paulo) and Tim Garcia (London), the diversity and positivity of Brazil shines, featuring elements of samba, candomble, batuques, jazz, folk and beyond, designed with the esoteric dancefloor in mind. DJs and co-curators Tahira (Sao Paulo) and Tim Garcia (London) dig deep into the troves, avoiding mainstream Brazilian popular music cliches, and also giving a sense of what fuels their dancefloors and radio sets. The selection also includes tracks by Grupo Bongar, Renata Rosa and women's Afro Bloco, Ilú Obá De Min.

                            DJ Tahira is a massive Brazilian music fan and has been on a research journey for a number of years, dedicated to the preservation and archiving of music made or influenced by black and indigenous Brazilians. Based out of Sao Paulo he has a particular interest in the history of Samba de Coco, a folkloric musical form that was very popular in, (and probably originated from), the north east of Brazil, by slaves and indigenous people from working class backgrounds who came together, making a rhythmical mesh of sounds dating back hundreds of years and allowing them to carve a unique cultural identity. Ignored or disregarded as inferior by Brazil's predominantly white faced recording industry, there are few existing original recordings of this music from the twentieth century, relying instead on oral tradition and carnivals like those in Recife or Pernambuco. In recent times there has been a flux of contemporary proponents who mix Samba de Coco with other contemporary Brazilian musical forms. “Brasil Novo” features both the roots, and more divergent fusions.

                            Perhaps the best example of the Samba De Coco of old is from Dona Celia Coquista. She was a singer from Pernambuco who released only one album “Nasci Com Dois Dentes” despite being an enormously important proponent of Samba De Coco for many years. The track “O Bar” features a plethora of local and native percussion instruments and a call and answer harmony of uplifting choir, a cacophony of positivity.

                            Other contemporary artists featured, who mix Samba De Coco in their repertoire whilst reinventing Brazilian folkloric music, are Renata Rosa and Grupo Bongar. Grupo Bongar, well known in Brazil and internationally, combines all manner of Brazilian folk, axé and samba and also runs a centre for percussion aimed at galvanising musicians from disadvantaged backgrounds.

                            Another all female act on the Brasil Novo line up are Afro Bloco group Ilú Obá De Min, who have been part of Sao Paulo carnival for many years. Perhaps the outlier of the album, and one that borrows a sound from that Herbie Hancock electronic jazz era of the ‘80s are the now defunct Toró Instrumental, whose song “Dunas” is a live version, full of Brazilian percussion, disco-tinged, previously unreleased and is a sure-fire party starter.


                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Matt says: Intriguing and highly enjoyable compilation of 'working class' music from Brazil. A brilliant introduction to Samba De Coco and a must for cumbia lovers and fans of traditional Portuguese street music.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Side 1
                            1. Cae - Bim-Bim-Bim (3:16)
                            2. Dona Celia Coquista - O Bar (2:42)
                            3. Toro Instrumental - Dunas (7:29)
                            4. Renata Rosa - Laranjeira (3:41)
                            Side 2
                            1. Alabe Ketujazz - Opanije Xaxara (5:45)
                            2. Grupo Bongar - Vento Corredor (4:24)
                            3. Xaxado Novo - Pifanada (2:47)
                            4. Ilu Oba De Min - Iansa (1:27)

                            Various Artists

                            Mr Bongo Record Club Vol. 5

                              Curating these compilations, where Mr Bongo share their latest musical discoveries and old favourites from the global stage, is always a labour of love. This selection is less dancefloor driven than their previous volumes, as fewer opportunities for live events drove them to explore other paths and styles in the musical spectrum. But, whether you're DJing for a kitchen or a club, there is still a generous serving of spicy dancefloor magic.

                              For Volume 5, Mr Bongo looked to a broad church - from Brazil to Cuba, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan, Mauritania, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, and the US. They pulled songs from the 70s up to the present day and feature a stellar cast of artists. There's an exclusive track from Sven Wunder which was recorded solely for this compilation. There's also a track from Admin which was released as a private press 7" at the start of 2021 and one they felt was far too good to only be available for the lucky few. You'll also discover one of their most treasured Gyedu Blay Ambolley productions, a full-force African disco colossus!

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. John Barry-Moore - Abertura De "Os Inocentes”
                              2. Willy Chirino - Sing A Song (Canten Mi Canción)
                              3. Malouma – Nebine
                              4. Yasuaki Shimizu - Karachi
                              5. Mariah - Shinzo No Tobira
                              6. Mave & Dave - You Are Delicious
                              7. Mark Capanni - I Believe In Miracles
                              8. Admin - Step Into Light
                              9. Phillip Malela – Tiba Kamo
                              10. Gyedu Blay Ambolley - Let's Be Happy (Disco Mix)
                              11. Tyrone Evans - Rise Up (Discomix)
                              12. Stimela – I Hate Telling A Lie
                              13. Eamon - Ready For War
                              14. Sven Wunder – Mosaic
                              15. Hiroshi Suzuki – Romance
                              16. Tetê Da Bahia – Duplo Sentido
                              17. Malouma – Yarab

                              Various Artists

                              Sharayet El Disco

                                Most tracks have never been released on any other format and are making their vinyl debut with this set. A journey through the funky sound of 80s Egypt, Sharayet El Disco (which can be translated by "Disco Cassettes") features Simone, Ammar El Sherei and more obscure names from Cairo's cassette culture. The audio has been remastered for vinyl by David Hachour/Colorsound Studio in Paris and the LP features artwork by young Egyptian graphic designer Heba Tarek and a 2-page insert featuring artwork of the original cassettes plus insightful liner notes by Moataz Rageb. The set is a unique insight into the diversity of the Egyptian Disco sound, from the pulsating Disco of "Hezeny" by Hany Shenouda's Al Massrieen band to the boogie of Simone's "Merci," via Firkit El Asdekaa's tongue-in-cheek "Eklib el Sheriet" ("turn the cassette to the other side"), produced by legendary Egyptian musician Ammar El Sherei.

                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                Various Artists

                                Do What You Want Forever: 10 Years Of Local Action

                                  Following a sold-out 10th anniversary party at London’s Corsica Studios, award-winning record label Local Action will release Do What You Want Forever, a 15 track compilation collecting its greatest hits from the last decade.

                                  Founded by Tom Lea, Local Action started off as a 12”-focused dance label, releasing acclaimed singles and EPs from T. Williams, Throwing Snow, DJ Q and more. The label’s third release, T. Williams’ ‘Heartbeat’ (and its Mosca remix) was an instant classic and still retains its anthem status in the UK underground a decade on.

                                  As the label developed into a more professional operation, it expanded its remit to larger projects - including groundbreaking albums such as Dawn Richard’s all-conquering Redemption, and ubiquitous dance records like Finn’s ‘Sometimes The Going Gets a Little Tough’ and DJ Q’s ‘Brandy & Coke’. In 2017, Local Action launched 2 B REAL: a Manchester-based sibling label headed up by Finn, which has housed records by the likes of Anz, Clemency, Martyn Bootyspoon, Iceboy Violet and LOFT (aka aya).

                                  In 2022, Local Action stands as one of the most respected imprints in underground dance music. Recent projects like India Jordan’s ‘For You’, E.M.M.A.’s Indigo Dream, DJ Q’s ‘All That I Could’ and UNIIQU3’s Heartbeats were celebrated across the board in 2020 and 2021’s best-of-year charts, while the label’s roster picked up three awards at DJ Mag’s 2020 Best of British awards, for Best Breakthrough Producer (India Jordan), Best Breakthrough DJ (Anz) and Best Breakthrough Label (2 B REAL).

                                  Following the release of Do What You Want Forever, Local Action will embark on a series of club showcases and festival stages across the UK and Europe, in London, Leeds, Barcelona, Paris and at Lewes' Brainchild Festival (full dates below).

                                  Local Action will release Do What You Want Forever on May 10 on digital download and limited CD with pull-out photo book inlay.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  01. T. Williams Feat. Terri Walker - Heartbeat (Mosca Remix)
                                  02. Finn - Sometimes The Going Gets A Little Tough
                                  03. India Jordan - For You
                                  04. Dawn Richard - Not Above That
                                  05. DJ Q - All That I Could
                                  06. UNIIQU3 - Microdosing
                                  07. Martyn Bootyspoon - Lickety Split
                                  08. E.M.M.A. - Into Indigo
                                  09. DJ Jayhood - Hands On Ya Hips
                                  10. Slackk - Blue Sleet
                                  11. LOFT - Wish It Would Rain (Massive Vibe Moment)
                                  12. 96 Back - 9 To Find 6
                                  13. Finn - Do What You Want Forever
                                  14. Yamaneko - Adrift
                                  15. DJ Q - Brandy & Coke (CD-only Bonus Track)

                                  Efficient Space continues to expose Australia's esoteric musical history with "Oz Waves" - a collection of 80s DIY recordings, compiled by odd wave anthropologist Steele Bonus. Definitive proof that inhabitants of the Down Underground were links in a global network of creative kooks, "Oz Waves" connects those who utilized mobile recording rigs and small press releases to create and disseminate misfit synth-punk, tape loop experiments and inner city pop. Through overseas mail order exchanges, anonymous groups like Zerox Dreamflesh could find place on Belgian compilations, while Chris and Cosey lullabied their son to sleep with Irena Xero and her interdisciplinary art collective Zip.

                                  Bonus selects 10 survivors from the fertile period (1982-1989), most of which were only issued on cassette in tiny editions of 5 to 100 copies. M Squared affiliates Prod join the extraterrestrial Software Seduction, He Dark Age's minimal wave neglect and the irreverent cut ups of The Horse He's Sick and MK Ultra & the Assassins of Light. The remaining tracks have been sourced from musicians' private archives and are being officially released on Oz Waves for the first time - Andy Rantzen's industrial dub Itch-E & Scratch-E precursor, the buoyant vocal-drone of Ironing Music and Moral Fibro, Sydney's short lived answer to Weekend and Marine Girls. With detailed track by track notes, lines are drawn to Severed Heads, Scattered Order and other antipodean post-punk royalty.

                                  As a DJ, Steele Bonus has gained notoriety via the exquisite selections that form his ongoing mix series Odd Waves. Sydney-born, Amsterdam-based, his graphic design has not only been responsible for sleeves on Efficient Space, but also trusted Amsterdam connoisseurs Music From Memory and Young Marco's Safe Trip.


                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Matt says: Worth the entrance fee for some of the inspired band names alone - this is a really strong collection of Australian minimal wave and DIY electro-punk.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1. Irena Xero - Lady On The Train
                                  A2. Andy Rantzen - Will I Dream?
                                  A3. Prod - Knife On Top
                                  A4. Software Seduction - New Collision
                                  A5. Ironing Music - Don't Wish It Away
                                  B1. He Dark Age - Holding Out For Eden
                                  B2. The Horse He's Sick - Larynx
                                  B3. MK Ultra & The Assassins Of Light - Jesus Krist Klap Rap (Orthodox Mix)
                                  B4. Moral Fibro - Take A Walk In The Sun
                                  B5. Zerox Dreamflesh - Squids Can Fly

                                  Volume 10 in the cult collected warehouse music series - Tone Dropout.

                                  Along with the usual suspects Dawl and The He-Men, two new artists plus a new collaboration of previous artists are introduced. First track comes from the one and only Dawl, The TDO co head honcho comes at cha with a techy, bleepy, Detroity stomper; no breaks or any of that nonsense just expertly programed bleeps and buzzes.

                                  Next we have Escape Earth, the collaboration of Bufo Bufo and Corporeal Face. "Impact Earth" utilizes dub-siren squirls and fuzzy breakbeats to create a voluptuous & retrotastic rave-b-boy crossover.

                                  Kiddmisha, all the way from Kiev in the Ukraine. brings us a quality and functional track that straddles electro and acid house perfectly; low slung enough with nice flecks of synthesis and sfx to keep our head space wandering. Mega deep session club track.

                                  The He-Men contribute a typically naughty and acidic electro track; with lashings of 303 fastened to a snappy vintage drum box coerced to work over time for this mutant dance party!

                                  Finally we have 22 year old Marino from Nantes in France. He is the co founder of Hyperfrequence records and party collective and also linked with the 44tours record shop, label and parties. This man is a real talent for the future and "Rave Alarm" is full on high energy assault, starting with a killer break and time stretched vocal, it verges into hardcore territory whilst nodding to production tropes more akin to the birth of jungle and DnB. When that bass sweep hits you square in the chops, there's no turning back!

                                  Mega stuff from the titans of modern warehouse music! Limited copies, no repress - move quick! 


                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Matt says: Cult label Tone Dropout continue to provide us with all our warehouse music needs with volume 10 of their sell-out series. New artists are introduced, old stalwarts are re-decorated - there's plenty to jack to!

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1. Dawl - Into Andromeda
                                  A2. Escape Earth - Impact Event
                                  A3. Kiddmisha - Retrodance
                                  B1. The He-Men - Evolution 1
                                  B2. Marino - Rave Alarm

                                  Various Artists

                                  Too Slow To Disco - Volume 2 - 2022 Repress

                                    It took us one year to finally come back with VOLUME 2 of TOO SLOW TO DISCO. This time we dug even deeper into the sundrenched, relaxed-funky, smooth and megalomaniac Westcoast-sound of the late 70s / early 80s: from Singer/Songwriter-Funk, Yacht-Pop, Blue Eyed Soul to AOR-Disco. Tracks somewhere between delusion of grandeur and a mountain of Soul. Again there are "Hall of Fame“ honored Megabands like Hall & Oates or Michael Nesmith (from The Monkees) placed next to a completely lost troubled genius like Jimmy Gray Hall, who only released three promo 7 inches in his short life, that we just rediscovered. The relevance of this sound for todays music is easy to hear: in the latest albums by Father John Misty, BC Camplight, Andrew Combs, Liam Hayes, Silk Rhodes, the complete soundtrack of „Guardians of the Galaxy“ and even in the cocky sound of Austrian youngstersʼ Bilderbuch. 

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Alone Too Long
                                    A2. Ben Sidran – Hey Hey Baby
                                    A3. Jimmy Gray Hall – Be That Way
                                    A4. Eric Kaz – Come With Me

                                    B1. LeBlanc & Carr – Stronger Love
                                    B2. Dave Raynor – Leave Me Alone Tonight
                                    B3. R & J Stone – Keep On Holding Me
                                    B4. Larsen-Feiten Band – Who'll Be The Fool Tonight

                                    C1. Byrne & Barnes – Never Gonna Stop Lovin' You
                                    C2. Paul Davis – Medicine Woman
                                    C3. Joe Vitale – Step On You
                                    C4. Niteflyte – If You Want It

                                    D1. Bruce Hibbard – Never Turnin' Back
                                    D2. Streetplayer – Shades Of Winter
                                    D3. Michael Omartian – Fat CityD4. Michael Nesmith – Capsule (Hello People Of A Hundred Years From Now)

                                    Starting 2022 right with the much-anticipated volume 2 in the Ordinary Dreams compilation series. This time Levelling up to a 12 track double disc physical release of end to end cuts from Planet Trip friends and family around the world.

                                    As always expect a deep sonic journey through dub, downtempo and reggae to the oddball, tribal and dream state mutations of house music. Contributions from an all star cast of heads including; Symptoms Of Love, Paula Tape, Jex Opolis, Mayurashka, Errortica, Good Block, Mogwaa, DJ Ray, Ivy Barkakti and more.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Symptoms Of Love - Symptoms Of Dub
                                    Paula Tape - International Loki
                                    Phuk Hugh - Virtual Zoo
                                    Good Block - Flute Dub
                                    Jex Opolis - Ghost Voice
                                    Errortica - Trap
                                    Dj Ray - Cozy Stepper
                                    Mayurashka - Maco Jungle
                                    1too - In Your Dream
                                    Mogwaa - Once We Danced
                                    Eirwud Mudwasser - YCWI
                                    Ivy Barkakati - Energía Mutable

                                    Various Artists

                                    Too Slow To Disco - Volume 1 - 2022 Repress

                                      "SOFT ROCK, VANILLA FUNK, YACHT ROCK, there’s different names for the same thing. In the taste-conscious music world for years now people have laughed at the L.A.-sound from this era with its super-smooth, over-lavish, luxury-laden excesses. Yet this sound is everywhere these days, echoing down the years, influencing the likes of Midlake, Haim, Gonzales, John Grant, Ariel Pink, out to the more discofied sounds of Chromeo, Breakbot, and Todd Terje. And what was Daft Punk’s „Random Access

                                      Memories“, if not an album entirely dedicated to late 70s L.A.?Our friends at the label ‚How Do You Are’ unearthed some of the lesser-known but still beautiful mood music of this period, by people who were often still starting out, or would write their biggest hits years later, but who surfed the West Coast wave penning some total gems. With this first volume of TOO SLOW TO DISCO they want to share some of the great acts and songs that made the mid-late 70s California scene so awesome. Even though this is not officially a CITY SLANG release, we helped the guys who curated this gem. Because we love the stories behind the music and we love the chills these tunes send down our spine."


                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A1. Ned Doheny – Get It Up For Love
                                      A2. Micky Denne And Ken Gold – Let's Put Our Love Back Together
                                      A3. Rupert Holmes – Deco Lady
                                      A4. White Horse – Over And Done With
                                      A5. Browning Bryant – Liverpool Fool

                                      B1. Nicolette Larson – Lotta Love
                                      B2. Alessi Brothers – Do You Feel It?
                                      B3. Photoglo – Steal Away
                                      B4. Brian Elliot – Room To Grow

                                      C1. Chicago – Saturday In The Park
                                      C2. Don Brown – Shut The Door
                                      C3. Matthew Larkin Cassell – Rendezvous
                                      C4. Pages – If I Saw You Again
                                      C5. The Doobie Brothers – Losin' End

                                      D1. Fleetwood Mac – Sugar Daddy
                                      D2. Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
                                      D3. David Batteau – Spaceship Earth
                                      D4. Tony Joe White – I've Got A Thing About You Baby
                                      D5. Jan Hammer Group – Don't You Know

                                      Super experimental project from our favourite maverick geniuses at Wah Wah Wino. Coming in hand-stamped, 'foot stomped' sleeve, "KWALK" is a 50+ minute collage of stitched together tape loops, library electronica, DIY experiments and smudged, after-hours narcotica. Landing somewhere between Dean Blunt, Tom Boogizm, Light Sounds Dark, Delia Derbyshire and Raymond Scott. Completely singular & immersive; there's an organic beauty lying in all its imperfections whilst the inspired vision by its curator takes the mind on a decidedly visionary journey through sounds and moods you didn’t quite know existed. 100% recommended.

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Barry says: Pretty weird this, but reminds me a lot of some of the early odd-folk electronic sounds that came from Alien8 / Kranky / CST in the early 00's. Lots of field recording adjacent saturation and staggered loop business. Really texturally interesting but undeniably rhythmic and hypnotic. Lovely.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Track 1
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                                      Track 2
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                                      Track 4
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                                      Track 8
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                                      Track 12
                                      Track 15
                                      Track 16
                                      Track 17
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                                      Various Artists

                                      Ebirac All-Stars

                                        Far from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-’70s salsa boom. Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago’s west side, these third coast salseros plied their trade outside the hot lights, cutting their teeth in city parks, VFW halls, and Holiday Inn rec rooms. Nearly 50 records survive in the wake of orquestas La Justicia, La Solucion, and Tipica Leal ’79, the most impassioned, singular moments of which are compiled here.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. La Justicia - Guaguanco Coroco
                                        2. Ebirac All-Stars Featuring La Calandria & Ramito - Plena Matrimonial-Contraversia
                                        3. La Justicia - Las Frutas Del Pais
                                        4. Tipica Leal ‘79 - Donde Estabas
                                        5. Juventud Tipica ‘78 - Ano Nuevo Y Reyes
                                        6. La Solucion - A Bailar Son Montuno
                                        7. La Justicia - Alegre Hibarito
                                        8. Under The Sun Orchestra - Under The Sun (Instrumental Theme)

                                        Various Artists

                                        Todo Muere SBXV

                                          Sacred Bones is an independent record label and publishing company based in Brooklyn, NY that started over 15 years ago in the basement of a record store and has gone on to become a critically respected label that is synonymous with forward-thinking music and culture and won the 2020 Libera Award for Label of the Year. With over 300 releases under our belt, we’ve had the distinct pleasure to work with legendary artists the likes of Mort Garson, Patti Smith, Trent Reznor, and the late Genesis P-Orridge, as well as fostered the respective music careers of film directors David Lynch, John Carpenter, and Jim Jarmusch.

                                          We’ve also released career-defining albums by newer artists like Zola Jesus, SPELLLING, Molchat Doma, Marissa Nadler, Amen Dunes, and Jenny Hval, all while retaining our cult underground through smaller curated releases from some of the best punk and experimental artists. Our fifteenth anniversary as a label will be honored with several events and an exciting vinyl repress collection but the crown jewel of this year’s celebration is the compilation Todo Muere that features beloved artists from our roster covering their favorite songs that we have released over the years.

                                          The compilation features innovative pairings, like punk stalwarts Institute covering art pop sensation SPELLLING, and matches made in heaven like Marissa Nadler’s gorgeously eerie cover of David Lynch’s already eerie song “Cold Wind Blowin.” Some songs are sister renditions with their own imaginative touch like Constant Smiles’ cover of Jenny Hval while others, like the Zola Jesus song performed by Thou, Mizmor and Emma Ruth Rundle take on entirely different genres. And while each song on the comp stands on its own as a testament to the many song writing and song performance talents housed on the Sacred Bones roster, the compilation as a whole was sequenced as a cohesive whole deserving prime placement on any record shelf.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Boris - Funnel Of Love (SQURL) (4:37)
                                          2. Anika - Godstar (Psychic TV) (3:03)
                                          3. The Hunt - I Can’t Stand (Zola Jesus) (3:48)
                                          4. Constant Smiles - Spells (Jenny Hval) (4:56)
                                          5. Dean Hurley - Our Day Will Come (Mort Garson) (2:48)
                                          6. Domingae - Change (Anika) (5:16)
                                          7. Thou, Mizmor, And Emma Ruth Rundle - Night (Zola Jesus) (4:02)
                                          8. Hilary Woods - In Heaven (David Lynch) (3:55)
                                          9. Institute - Boys At School (SPELLLING) (5:37)
                                          10. Marissa Nadler - Cold Wind Blowin’ (David Lynch) (4:07)
                                          11. The Holydrug Couple - Coca-Cola Blues (Psychic Ills) (6:17) 

                                          Various Artists

                                          Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Women Vol. 2

                                            Soul Jazz Records follows up one of their most popular Studio One releases with a brand new selection of rare and classic releases by women in reggae. Featuring legendary artists such as Marcia Griffiths, Rita Marley and Hortense Ellis (with a guest appearance by her brother Alton), alongside a host of rarities from lesser-known names such as Nina Soul, Nana Mclean, Denise Darlington, Myrna Hague and also Doreen Schaeffer, a vocalist who was a founding member of The Skatalites.

                                            There are notable covers, from Tyrone Davis’ soul classic ‘Can I Change My Mind’ to The Band’s 60s psychedelic classic ‘Turn Turn Turn’ in a rub-a-dub style. Doreen Schaeffer reversions Alton Ellis’s seminal ‘I’m Still In Love With You’, Nina Soul reversions the slack rocksteady anthem ‘Barb Wire’. A number of these tracks are almost impossible to find, and many have never been issued ever since their initial release.

                                            The music on the album is of course 100% killer and features backing from all of the seminal groups at 13 Brentford Road, including The Skatalites, Sound Dimension, Soul Brothers and the Brentford All Stars, and ranges from ska, rocksteady, roots, lovers and more from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All produced by Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd at Studio One Records, the number one sound in reggae music.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Hortense Ellis - Can I Change My Mind
                                            Marcia Griffiths- Melody Life
                                            Myrna Hague - New World
                                            Marcia Griffiths - Shimmering Star
                                            Nora Dean - Heartaches
                                            The Jay Tees - Buck Town Corner
                                            Jennifer Lara - Turn Turn Turn
                                            Doreen & Alton - I’m Still In Love
                                            Doreen Schaeffer - Sugar Sugar
                                            Denise Darlington - Feel So Good
                                            Angela Prince - My Man Is Gone
                                            Nana McLean - Till I Kissed You
                                            Nina Soul - Barb Wire
                                            Jackie And Doreen - Welcome You Back Home
                                            Nina Soul - Sleeping Trees
                                            Rita Marley - Friends And Lovers
                                            Hortense Ellis - Secretly
                                            Marcia Griffiths - You’re No Good

                                            Various Artists

                                            Tron (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 2022 Reissue

                                              A reissue on black vinyl of the cult 1982 soundtrack to Tron by legendary electronic pioneer and composer Wendy Carlos (The Shining, Clockwork Orange). The music, which was the first collaboration between Carlos and her partner Annemarie Franklin, featured a mix of an analogue Moog synthesizer and GDS digital synthesizer, along with non-electronic pieces performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Two additional musical tracks (“1990’s Theme” and “Only Solutions“) were provided by the American band Journey.

                                              This is the first reissue of the black 18 track 1 LP vinyl. 2022 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Tron Franchise. The original film tells the story of computer engineer Kevin Flynn who finds out that an executive at his company, has been stealing his work. Flynn tries to hack into the system but instead is transported into the digital world of The Grid , where he has to battle Sark, and the imposing Master Control Program. Helped by Tron (a security program) and Yori , Flynn becomes a freedom fighter for the oppressed programs of the grid. The soundtrack perfectly captures the geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace and the virtual gladiatorial computer game.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Side A
                                              Creation Of TRON (:46)
                                              Only Solutions (Journey) (3:15)
                                              We’ve Got Company (2:16)
                                              Wormhole (2:27)
                                              Ring Game And Escape (2:55)
                                              Water Music And Tronaction (2:22)
                                              TRON Scherzo (1:44)
                                              Miracle And Magician (2:38)
                                              Magic Landings (3:41)
                                              Theme From TRON (1:32)
                                              1990’s Theme (Journey) (2:25)
                                              Side B
                                              Love Theme (2:05)
                                              Tower Music - Let Us Pray (3:45)
                                              Light Sailer (2:34)
                                              Sea Of Simulation (3:21)
                                              A New TRON And The MCP (5:08)
                                              Anthem (1:37)
                                              Ending Titles (5:11)

                                              Various Artists

                                              Flying Mojito Bros - Greatest Hits (1970-1983)

                                                Cult DJs/producers Flying Mojito Bros have pressed a super-limited double compilation of their most celebrated releases to date plus an exclusive new track. Known as the go-to guys for reworking all things Classic Rock and Cosmic Country, their much-demanded party weapons have been sucker punching dancefloors for the past few years and it’s about goddamn time they were put together in this beautiful vinyl package. The release features 15 tracks, loosely mixed to offer a continuous listen in line with FMB’s famed mixtapes, but also allowing DJs to beatmix as they please. With only 500 units available worldwide, these will sell in a flash and become treasured artifacts.

                                                Reworks include Steely Dan, The Doors, Neil Young, ZZ Top, CSNY, Santana and more like you've never heard them before.

                                                While the re-edits masses repeatedly pick over the bones of soul, funk and disco, acid cowboys Flying Mojito Bros have created a name for themselves in looking uniquely to the vast, sun-baked, dust-caked libraries of Americana, Country and AOR for inspiration.

                                                Cosmic American Disco? Americana House Music? Whatever you call it, the FMB sound gloriously evokes the first summer of love meeting the second – re-imagining the likes of ZZ Top DJing the Haçienda, the Orb at Woodstock, or, fuck our best boots, Kenny & Dolly raving at Fabric.

                                                In addition to their current ‘Relatively Clean Ravers’ residency at The Social, FMB have found their DJ sets – always with a fat slab of unreleased new edits kept back for their own exclusive use – to be a hit among party people all over. Their music has turned party people loose in clubs, parties, poolside and late-night festival tents as far as Glastonbury, Bestival, Pikes Ibiza, Austin City Limits and beyond.

                                                FMB have worked their hoodoo on official remixes of Katy J Pearson, Flamingods, Raf Rundell (2 Bears), Black Peaches, Jouis, 77:78, Scott Hirsch, James Matthew VII, Jeffrey Silverstein, Rudy Norman, Gloria Ann Taylor and more – released on prestigious independent labels such as Heavenly, Paper Recordings and Ubiquity.

                                                The duo are no shrinking violets when it comes to visual art either: Whether DIY or through close artistic collaboration with the right brands, they’ve used their striking FMB brand to sell out many a limited run of cassette and merch drops, working with the likes of Vinyl Ranch, Ibiza Sonica, Patrón, Tito’s and Hikerdelic. What’s more, the trippy live visuals they’ve devised for their DJ sets elevates the music further still.

                                                Flying Mojito Bros have seen over a million streams worldwide and are priming a mushrooming US fanbase for a long-postponed, much-demanded 2023 headline DJ tour taking them from Texas to California. And if that’s not enough, original productions are in the making too.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                01. Tonight’s The Night
                                                02. Keep On
                                                03. Nighttime In The Switching Yard
                                                04. Union Man
                                                05. Five Mile Hike
                                                06. Ten Foot Pole
                                                07. Riders On The Storm
                                                08. Mudbone
                                                09. Southbound Again
                                                10. Carry On
                                                11. Do It Again
                                                12. Gold Dust Woman
                                                13. Area Code 303
                                                14. Arizone Desert
                                                15. Swamp Rap ‘83

                                                Disco Hamam are on hand with a massive helping of Turkish Delight here, packing enough brightly spiced brilliance to keep me chipper. Ozerbey handles the grill like a seasoned pro on the A-side, loosening us up with a thick keyboard groove, shuffling percussion and sweeping strings on the excellent 'Mihrimah'. Slow and sleazy, this dramatic cut walks the tightrope between disco and psych-funk before Ozer locks into a looping beatdown groove and works the filters to the bone. Tasty! Flip the Gözleme (Turkish pancake for the benefit of any Daily Mail readers), for a musical meze from Anatolian cosmic king FOC Edits. The intergalactic excitement begins with "Demdir Dem Bu Dem", a lively and loose sayko-delic disco winner which works the top end with frenzied keys and space sirens before dropping into a stunning snake hipped groove which makes me think of both the bam bam riddim and Bombers' "Shake". Hot on its heels comes "Neredesin", a dusty dancer boasting an Ofra Haza-style rhythm section, sultry, spoken vocals and some seriously wiggy bass/sax interplay. I'm gonna come back for seconds!

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Patrick says: Another killer cut up EP from the Hamam camp here as Ozerbey and Foc Edits tear through a little top-notch Turkish tackle. Ozer gets loopy on the A-side (think vintage Mark E at his local Kebab house), while Foc Edits brings us a pair of groove-oozing cosmic killers on the flip.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Ozerbey - Mihrimah
                                                FOC Edits - Demdir
                                                FOC Edits - Neredesin

                                                Astonishing, five LP boxset from CircoLoco. Featuring heavy-hitting releases from visionaries of every era of CircoLoco’s 20-year party history, including Carl Craig, tINI, Kerri Chandler, Rampa, Sama' Abdulhadi, and other icons, the acclaimed debut compilation album from CircoLoco Records is presented in matte full color sleeves with box artwork designed by TOILETPAPER.

                                                With support from DJ’s worldwide and accolades including back-to-back Essential New Tune awards from BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong for Seth Troxler’s “Lumartes,” and DJ Tennis’ “Atlanta,” Monday Dreamin’ has already carved out a unique place in the world of dance music having been featured in the digital world of Los Santos in Rockstar Games’ blockbuster Grand Theft Auto Online: Los Santos Tuners which also featured Monday Dreamin’ artist Moodymann as a new character in the world.

                                                Monday Dreamin’ is the first project from the pioneering partnership between global club culture icons CircoLoco and the creators of some of the world’s most popular and critically acclaimed video games, Rockstar Games, a partnership aimed at elevating and supporting dance music through the collective power of the two entertainment brands.

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Matt says: Jam-packed and deliciously varied, all inclusive boxset from one of clubland's most notorious mainstays. A wildly regarded & infamous brand, known for having it large right across the board; and right across the world. This boxset should fill the gap if you're not off to the party isles this Summer...

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Lost Souls Of Saturn & TOKiMONSTA - Revision Of The Past
                                                A2. Moodymann - Keep On Coming Feat. CD
                                                B. Luciano - Mantra For Lizzie
                                                C1. Jamie Jones - Laser Lass
                                                C2. Carl Craig - Forever Free
                                                D1. Deichkind - Autonom (Dixon Edit)
                                                D2. Adam Beyer - Break It Up
                                                D3. Tale Of Us - Nova Two
                                                E1. DJ Tennis - Atlanta
                                                E2. Mano Le Tough - As If To Say
                                                F1. Kerri Chandler - You
                                                F2. Butch - Raindrops Feat. Kemelion
                                                G1. Damian Lazarus - The Future Feat. Robert Owens
                                                G2. Sama' Abdulhadi - Reverie
                                                H1. Seth Troxler - Lumartes
                                                H2. Margaret Dygas - Wishing Well
                                                I1. Rampa - The Church
                                                I2. TINI - What If, Then What? Feat. Amiture
                                                J1. Red Axes - Calib
                                                J2. Bedouin - Up In Flames

                                                Following the success of the first Planet Love compilation, Safe Trip has delved even deeper into the roots and formative years of trance music. The result is a vivid snapshot of heady, trance-inducing music released between 1990 and ’95.

                                                Like its predecessor, Planet Love 2 does not deliver a straightforward chronological run-down of influential ‘proto-trance’ cuts and key early anthems. Instead, it casts its’ net far wider for inspiration, joining the dots between trance-inducing tracks in a disparate mixture of interconnected styles.

                                                Before trance became rigidly defined in the late 1990s, the term was more loosely used as a descriptor, with the tag variously being attached to tracks that combined elements of techno, ambient, breakbeat, deep house, electronica, progressive house, acid, tribal and new beat. What unified these disparate musical strands was an emphasis on groove, melody, atmosphere and – more often than not – psychedelic intent.

                                                You’ll find all this and more amongst the 12 colourful and emotive tracks from around the world that make up Planet Love 2. The hard-to-pigeonhole, early ‘90s New York rave scene is represented by the immersive ambient of Lazer Worshippers’ ‘Free Flight’, Revelation’s trippy gem ‘First Power (Domination Dub)’ and the delay-laden drums, held-note new wave chords and psychedelic electronics of ‘Time Warp’ by Moodswings.

                                                The UK’s rarely discussed role in the development of early trance – often via tracks that touched on ambient techno and progressive house – is represented by the Obsession Project’s prototype melodic trance obscurity ‘Untitled Part 3’, the Arc’s fast-then-slow rework of The Moody Boyz ‘The Pygmy Song (Nocturnal Version)’ and ‘X O Surf’ from The Deep, a breakbeat-driven workout that defies easy categorization.

                                                Naturally, the popularity of early trance in Europe is reflected in the track listing, too. Check the formative progressive trance of French producer Innertales’ ‘Odysee’, two tracks from Italy (T.E.W’s ‘Doubt Int’ and Alien Signal’s melodic ‘Deep Sky Delights’), and a trio of often overlooked cuts by German artists (early Svan Vath number ‘L’Esperanza’, the Jam El Mar co-produced ‘We Come in Piece (Desert Mix)’ by Dance 2 Trance, and ‘A Source’, the opening track from Tobias Beldermann’s first EP as Redeye.

                                                Offering a deeper and more diverse definition of early trance than volume one and packed to the rafters with sought-after and overlooked gems, Planet Love 2 is a fitting follow-up to Safe Trip’s first collection of formative trance treats.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Lazer Worshippers - Free Flight
                                                Sven Väth - L'Esperanza (Single Edit)
                                                Dance 2 Trance - We Came In Peace (Desert Mix)
                                                Innertales - Odyssee
                                                Alien Signal - Deep Sky Delights
                                                Revelation - First Power (Domination Dub)
                                                The Deep - X O Surf
                                                The Moody Boyz - Pygmy Song (Nocturnal Version)
                                                The Obsession Project - Untitled Part 3
                                                Redeye - A Source
                                                Moodswings - Time Warp
                                                T.E.W. - Double Int

                                                The first volume of Back To Mine was released back in 1999 by Nick Warren, designed to showcase a selection of tracks you’d find and be heard playing at the artist's home. Selectors have come in the form of New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Fatboy Slim, and Faithless who all dug deep to find their essential at-home listening. The latest compilers in the Back To Mine series are none-other than the renowned four-piece, Horse Meat Disco. The horsemen are known for their incredibly fun, deep-diving selections, and this shines through in their Back To Mine compilation in flamboyant style.

                                                Over the course of 16 years of their nightclub tenure, they have become a global brand as pinnacle players of the queer party scene in London and beyond, holding down residencies in New York, Berlin, and Lisbon. Their flamboyant nature and incredibly fun, deep-diving selections have made them one of Disco’s most beloved acts. Across 15 eclectically brilliant tracks, Horse Meat Disco, which comprises Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Luke Howard, and Severino Panzetta expertly traverse through classic disco cuts, wonky dancefloor groovers, and silky smooth soul.

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Barry says: You always know you're in good hands with a 'Back To Mine' and this time sees London disco favourites Horse Meat Disco pull out an absolutely simmering collection of late night funk and disco classics, as well as a good few lesser heard gems. Superb.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Gwen McCrae - Move Me Baby (Danny Krivit Edit)
                                                A2. Alien Alien Feat Igino - Perfidia (Severino Panzetta & Ray Mang Remix)
                                                A3. Escape From New York - Fire In My Heart
                                                B1. Margie Lomax - God’s Greatest Gift To Man Is A Woman
                                                B2. Róisín Murphy - Ancora Ancora Ancora (Severino & Nico De Ceglia Remix)
                                                B3. Marianne Faithfull - Sex With Strangers (feat. Beck)
                                                B4. Lisa King - You've Got Magic
                                                C1. William Stuckey - Just Around The Corner
                                                C2. Larry Heard Presents Ona King - Premonition Of Lost Love (Extended Adult Mix)
                                                C3. Kassav - Avèou Doudou
                                                C4. Fajardo '76 - C'mon Baby, Do The Latin Hustle (Oye Mami Ven Y Baila El Latin Hustle)
                                                D1. GAME - Gotta Take Your Love (Single Version)
                                                D2. Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge - Jump Into The Light (Wash House Dub)
                                                D3. Horse Meat Disco Featuring Xavier Smith & ROY INC. - Self Control (Eagle Dub)
                                                D4. The RAH Band - Messages From The Stars

                                                Favorite Recordings offshoot Stix Records is back with a full album of reggae cover versions of pop / funk / soul songs. This time round we get a selection of old favourites given a reggae-disco twist, along with four new and exclusive productions.

                                                Many artists faithful to the stable of Favorite Recordings and its various sub-labels are invited for the occasion: The Dynamics, Blundetto, Grandmagneto, 7 Samurai, John Milk or Taggy Matcher. All came and brought their respective touch to this first compilation, with among other things some of the rarest titles from their Big Single Records’ years. Each of them delivers a great reggae-disco version of classic hits by some artists as diverse as Madonna, Herbie Hancock, Justin Timberlake, The Commodores, The O’Jays, Curtis Mayfield, Harry Nilsson or Sugarhill Gang.


                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Side 1
                                                1. Chameleon (Taggy Matcher Disco Mix) (4:46)
                                                2. Money (7 Samurai Disco 12" Version) (5:05)
                                                3. Music (The Dynamics Disco 7" Version) (4:45)
                                                4. Brick House (Taggy Matcher Disco Mix) (4:14)
                                                Side 2
                                                1. Suit & Tie (John Milk Reggae Version) (4:29)
                                                2. Everybody's Talkin (Blundetto & Grandmagneto Original 7" Version) (3:18)
                                                3. Rapper's Delight (Taggy Matcher Dub Version) (3:36)
                                                4. Move On Up (The Dynamics Original 7" Version) (4:55)
                                                5. Saturday Night Fever (Grandmagneto Original 7" Version) (3:43)

                                                Various Artists

                                                Oop Boomp - Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol 13

                                                  The Return of Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica & Tittyshakers.

                                                  A brand new volume in the successfull Stag-O-Lee series titled Exotic Blues & Rhythm. Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist! 12 songs each on nice 10” vinyl.

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Radio Cramps - 2022 Reissue

                                                    This release features the much talked about radio show of summer of 1984 that featured Lux Interior playing his favorites and obscure-sets 7" records while howling, buzzing and raving about them.

                                                    It includes such classic and influential stuff like The Frantics, Sparkles, Link Wray, Billy Strange, Mad Mike And The Maniacs, Vic Mizzy, One Way Streets, Swamp Rats... Deadly Ones, The Troggs and many more (up to a total of 28 tracks!)...

                                                    Absolutely entertaining and instructional especially by Lux' comments/noises between tracks.

                                                    More of Suburban Base's much needed repress campaign here as this crucial UK label revisits some of it's era-defining moments.

                                                    Shy FX's remix of Remarc's "In Da Hood", from 2005, is the quintessential jump-up bad boy. Farting B-line, rapid fire breaks and a stripped back, uncomplicated arrangement that occasionally blasts some ravaging amens into the mix as well; it cements that mid 00s, Digital Soundboy style with lashings of panache.

                                                    Dating back 10 years previous, is "Want You Now" remixed by DJ SS & E.Q.. Perfectly exemplifying the creative period between hardcore and jungle; the 4/4 energy jarring for attention amongst the rapid fire break beats and drum manipulation. This was the collective sound of the UK losings its shit across under motorway bridges, disused buildings and warehouse parties as the more glamorous side of dance music headed to the clubs.

                                                    On the flip drum and bass ambassadors Roni Size & Krust tear apart Boogie Times Tribe's "My Soul"; rolling out darkside breaks, tense soundscapes and drum patterns that sound like a a rickety old cart barely keeping on the rails on a lost Donkey Kong country level. Ridiculously ahead of its time when released in 1994, you can clearly see the evolution of what would becoming techstep or neurofunk in this track.

                                                    Finally. seeing things off with pure raggamuffin vibes is QBass featuring Skeng Gee and "Gun Connection" the M-Beat remix; with it holding an expansive history of collective dancefloor trigger fingers since its initial release in 1993.

                                                    Absolutely huge repress from Suburban Base!


                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Matt says: Much needed repress of some of Suburban Base's most pivotal releases. Essential hardcore / jungle ruffage from one of the scene's leading stables.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1 Remarc - In Da Hood (Shy FX Remix)
                                                    A2 D'Cruze - Want You Now (DJ SS & E.Q. Remix)
                                                    B1 Boogie Times Tribe - My Soul (Roni Size & Krust Remix)
                                                    B2 QBass Featuring Skeng Gee - Gun Connection (M-Beat Remix)

                                                    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

                                                      Luke Una Presents É Soul Cultura

                                                        With some of the best DJs and selectors there is a certain mysterious sound or underlying feeling which unites the music they play, regardless of genre, year or tempo. Luke Una is a master of telling a story through music and this compilation is a perfect example of his musical alchemy in action. Featuring tracks from Yusef Lateef, Airto Moreira, Crooked Man, Henri Texier and many more, it is a collection of new, old, rare and under-discovered music from around the world, all united by Luke under the banner of "E-Soul Cultura".

                                                        It's best described by Luke himself, who writes: "As the 5AM city sleeps and the strobe lights are slowly turned off, we gather on the wrong side of town in a transcendental journey alone together. We are the late night disenfranchised holding on in various after parties, flats, lofts, random kitchens and basements into the outer cosmos with É Soul Cultura. Music from exotic tear jerkers, Afro-spiritual jazz, cosmic Brazilian celestial grooves, machine street soul, dark horses, lost B-sides, £1 bargain-bin bombs, hidden gems, late night Italo dubbing, deep velvet N.Y.C garage, bass buggin sonic futurism, wrong speed 33BPM pitched up +8 new beat, majestic sunset strings, sweet vocals from heaven, no half steppin jazz dancing in outer-space and odd numbers. Yes… magical moments, together, holding on in witness protection suburban cul-de-sacs and Castle Court flats. Cosmic É high, 3000ft above the city getting evangelical to murky, wonky timeless beautiful music. This thing of ours dreaming of better days. Fail we may, sail we must, the sun will come up again." For anyone who has enjoyed his epic 5 hour shows on Worldwide FM, you know what to expect from the man who is Luke Una. Variety and quality all the way. 

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        Barry says: One of Manchester's most well known DJ's and personalities brings his impeccable music taste and curation skills to stalwart label, Mr Bongo for a silky-smooth collection of crepuscular serenades, hazy dancefloor grooves and tropical bliss. A seamless, nuanced musical journey.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti – Eva
                                                        2. Chene Noir - Le Train
                                                        3. Metropolis - Every Time I See Him
                                                        4. The Brand New Heavies Featuring N'Dea Davenport – Stay This Way (The Lunar Dub)
                                                        5. Typesun - The P.L. (Extended Edit)
                                                        6. King Errisson - Space Queen
                                                        7. Yusef Lateef - Robot Man
                                                        8. Daniel Humair, Francois Jeanneau, Henri Texier - Le Cyclope
                                                        9. Airto Moreira - O Galho Da Roseira (The Branches Of The Rose Tree)
                                                        10. Francisco – Wache
                                                        11. Nar'Chiveol - Apocalypse Now Ho
                                                        12. On - Southern Freeez
                                                        13. Soylent Green - After All

                                                        Fresh new collaboration between friends Handy x Shall Not Fade, bringing together artists from each label to produce a side each for the VA.

                                                        Lining up for Shall Not Fade we have London's 9th House & Berlins Ruff Stuff and batting for Handy we have Trouble Makers Adam Curtain, Bobby Cazanova & a collab from Arthur Dudley and the ever on-form Retromigration.

                                                        As it says on the tin – “Keep it in the Family”

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        Millie says: Ooooft @ this. Fresh off the press is this compilation, Keep It In The Family which is catchy and delicious. I'd get on this housey number before it sells out.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1. 9th House - Harmonic Convergence
                                                        A2. Ruff Stuff - Still Dancing
                                                        B1. Adam Curtain - Wonk That Arp
                                                        B2. Bobby Cazanova - Big Eden
                                                        B3. Arthur Dudley X Retromigration – Moodyknight

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Salutations (RSD22 EDITION)

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

                                                          An inaugural compilation of new music from RVNG Intl., Salutations observes and elevates the nature of meetings, greetings, group assemblies and exercises along the invisible plane created through correspondence. The question of how similar we are arises in the simple form of contact, and how we choose to embrace the potential of that moment and one another. Through correspondence, we connect, communicate, and form community. At first, correspondents with one another, and through the processes of collaboration and transmission, we correspond to parallel and intersecting collective cores. This eternal network, perhaps informed (consciously or subconsciously) by some celestial or spiritual force, becomes a portal to practice social responsibility and an access point to a wider, inclusive universe of information. In turn, the network becomes a human phenomenon, as well as a potent demonstration of art and collectivism. As the world hurts, heals, and evolves through change, having this network in place provides a vessel to and grow / glow beyond our corporeal state.

                                                          Salutations features twelve pieces of new music from artists near and dear to RVNG's sphere, including Isik Kural, Satomimagae, vhvl, Visible Cloaks, Sign Libra, Dialect, Batu, Anna Homler, Diatom Deli, Emily A. Sprague, Rachika Nayar and Nina Keith, and Wayne Phoenix. The vinyl edition expands on the spirit of correspondence with poetry readings by Zoe Brezsny, Ivanna Baranova, Tessa Bolsover, Jessica Rae Elsaesser, and Luci· Hinojosa Gaxiola, assembled by Breszny and RVNG.

                                                          Inspired in part by a collaboration with Adult Swim, the limited edition Record Store Day 2022 exclusive pressing on coke bottle clear vinyl also includes a printed insert and a high quality, multi-format digital download.

                                                          Salutations features twelve pieces of new music from artists near and dear to the RVNG sphere, including Isik Kural, Satomimagae, vhvl, Visible Cloaks, Sign Libra, Dialect, Batu, Anna Homler, Diatom Deli, Emily A. Sprague, Rachika Nayar and Nina Keith, and Wayne Phoenix, interspersed with poetry readings by Zoe Brezsny, Ivanna Baranova, Tessa Bolsover, Jessica Rae Elsaesser, and Luci· Hinojosa Gaxiola.

                                                          Limited edition Record Store Day exclusive pressing on coke bottle clear vinyl also includes a printed insert and a high quality, multi-format digital download.

                                                          On behalf of Salutations, a portion of the proceeds from this release will benefit A.B.O. Comix, a collective of creators and activists who work to amplify the voices of LGBTQ prisoners through art, and link them with freeworld penpal

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Soul Jazz Records Presents Punk 45: I'm A Mess! D-I-Y Or Die! Art, Trash & Neon - Punk 45s In The UK 1977-78 (RSD22 EDITION)

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

                                                            Soul Jazz Records are releasing PUNK 45: I'm A Mess, a new collection of punk and D-I-Y rare 45s from the UK, as a one-off pressing limited-edition double album with a bonus 45 exclusive for Record Store Day 2022.

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            The Wanderer - A Tribute To Jackie Leven (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                              Excluive vinyl version of the Sept 2021 released newly recorded tribute compilation to mar the 10th aniversary of the passing of the Scottish singer Jackie Leven.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Empty In Soho Square (james Yorkston)
                                                              Sick Harbour Lament (ralph Mctell & Graham Preskett)
                                                              One Long Cold Morning (lou Dalgleish)
                                                              The Garden (eliza Carthy With David Delarre)
                                                              Edinburgh Winter Blues (ian Rankin With Dean Owens)
                                                              The Working Man's Love Song (jeb Loy Nichols)
                                                              A Little Voice In Space (boo Hewerdine)
                                                              Honeymoon Hill (arksong)
                                                              The Final Reel (michael Weston King)
                                                              Universal Blue (deborah Greenwood)
                                                              The Crazy Song (kathryn Williams)
                                                              Main Travelled Roads (jinder)
                                                              Standing In Another Man's Rain (andy White Feat. Stefan Hannigan)
                                                              Elegy For Johnny Cash (dog House Roses)
                                                              Paris Blues (henry Priestman)
                                                              Farm Boy (johnny Dowd)
                                                              The View From Shit Creek (mike Cosgrave)
                                                              Classic Northern Diversions (tom Robinson)
                                                              Just Like Jackie Leven (levi Henriksen & Babylon Badlands)
                                                              More Than Human (the Membranes)
                                                              Poortoun (rab Noakes)

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Fabric Presents TSHA

                                                                BBC Radio 1’s Breakthrough Artist Of The Year for 2021, TSHA’s DJ sets bring a bright future-faced energy, while also respecting vintage dancefloor sounds and a classic raver spirit.

                                                                It’s a feeling she’s transported into creating her ‘fabric presents’ work that spans rave, ‘90s dance, house, techno, UKG, soul, grime, disco and bass music and includes her own exclusive ‘BOYZ’.

                                                                It was the idea of acid house (see smiley artwork) and the idea of old skool rave culture plus the ethos around peace and love that inspired TSHA.

                                                                Just as Bonobo gave her track ‘Sacred’ a platform on his fabric compilation so she introduces up-andcoming artists to her mix. They all echo the distinctly British club culture sound she wants to pay tribute to with this work.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                CD
                                                                Soulful Behaviour - Get To Groove (Jazznotic Groove Mix - Ben Gomori's Bad Behaviour Edit) [Monologues Records]
                                                                Stefan Seay Ft WILLYOUARENOT - Acid Kiss (MOOD Mix) [Cool Contest]
                                                                Posthuman - You’re Mine (Mac & Ward Extended Remix) [Food Music]
                                                                Conny - Song For Eva (Shan 3am Pump Mix) [Cold Tonic]
                                                                Delicious Inc. - Eau De Chante’ (For Men) [Umm / Purple Music Inc.]
                                                                Trax Unit - Get The Werk [Gyration Station]
                                                                Jacques Greene - (Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want [Night Slugs]
                                                                Granary 12 - Mancmania [Balkan Vinyl]
                                                                Para - Naked [Para Beats]
                                                                Jeran Portis - Unproven [fabric Records]
                                                                UNCLE KNOWS - FLOCK [Wisdom Records]
                                                                WK7 - The Higher (Hardcore PCK Mix) [Power House]
                                                                Ryan Clover - Velvet Lace Dream State [fabric Records]
                                                                Nowsm - Funny Lies (Edit) [Nowsm]
                                                                Sally C - Downtown [Big Saldo's Chunkers]
                                                                Nicolson - 1988 [fabric Records]
                                                                TSHA - BOYZ [fabric Records]
                                                                Gallegos- Sycophantic Maniac [Curving Track]
                                                                Elkka - Harmonic Frequencies [Technicolour]
                                                                Aspect - Norf [fabric Records]
                                                                WTCHCRFT - Uhmm [Balkan Vinyl]
                                                                Protect Ryan- Liam Features [HOMAGE Records]
                                                                Undivulged - Moppie [Undivulged]
                                                                Tom VR - Soared Straight Through Me (Kareem Ali Remix) [All My Thoughts]
                                                                Mafro - Miss Me [Mafro]

                                                                2LP
                                                                TSHA - BOYZ [fabric Records]
                                                                Granary 12 - Mancmania [Balkan Vinyl]
                                                                Stefan Seay Ft WILLYOUARENOT - Acid Kiss (MOOD Mix) [Cool Contest]
                                                                Conny - Song For Eva (Shan 3AM Pump Mix) [Cold Tonic]
                                                                Jeran Portis - Unproven [fabric Records]
                                                                Ryan Clover - Velvet Lace [fabric Records]
                                                                UNCLE KNOWS - FLOCK [Wisdom Records]
                                                                Nicolson - 1988 [fabric Records]
                                                                Jacques Greene - (Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want [Night Slugs]
                                                                Gallegos - Sycophantic Manic [Curving Track]
                                                                Aspect - Norf [fabric Records]
                                                                Mafro - Miss Me [Mafro]

                                                                Multi Culti seasonal balance series continues with Equinox II.

                                                                The EP kicks off with a beautiful Balearic gem from Italian musician Umberto Vitiello paired up with the amazing Donato Dozzy. It’s a spellbinding journey, one sure to be cherished by Tuluminatti ‘ritual’ djs as well as authentic shamans around the world.

                                                                Ofofo flies solo on the positively-ebullient ‘unlock the future,’ striking a rare note of lightness in its sublimely ethereal groove. Instant sunshine!

                                                                Flip it over for the funky, badass bassy bounce of the mighty diegors, a name not heard enough since his glory days on early comeme. He’s back in top form and this one is an effortlessly cool slice of groove.

                                                                Next up, Multi Culti wizard Nicola Cruz delivers a breaks mix of previous cult single Aima. It’s a wiggly modular fun-fest that showcases his endless evolutionary bloom as a super-producer.

                                                                Finally, a brand new project from Brazil’s Philippi (of deewee and fatnotronic fame). Ubaruh is an anthem designed for Mexican nu-disco dancers. Pinche funky disco!

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Millie says: Multi Culti does it again with their second volume for the Equinox celebrations, a multitude of genres spanning from Shamanic-y cosmic disco, cool Balearic, bassy funk, house with a splash of wonky electronica. Pheeeew I *think* that covers it, basically something for everyone there.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1. Umberto Vitiello & Donato Dozzy – Peul (Dozzy Journey Remix)
                                                                A2. Ofofo – Unlock The Future
                                                                B1. Diegors – Lo Valledor
                                                                B2. Nicola Cruz – Aima (Breaks Mix)
                                                                B3. Ubaruh – Pinche Funky Disco

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                King Jammys Dancehall 1985-1989, Pt. 1

                                                                  The "Digital Revolution" occurred in the Jamaican music industry by a single rhythm called "Sleng Teng". The responsible person for the rhythm was King Jammy who was the owner and producer of the Jammys label. The label dominated the scene between 1985 and 1989, and released a vast number of material. Dub Store Records compiles the best of the 80's heavyweight Dancehall from the Jammys catalogue. The collection consists of "Disc One: Vocals & Deejays" and "Disc Two: Instrumental Dub Version". Each disc features popular songs and instrumental dub versions on the "Heavenless", "Love Punanny Bad" and "Far East" rhythms, among others. They also include rare collector's tunes like Anthony Johnson's 'Dancehall Vibes', and some of the tracks appear for the first time on CD format.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Johnny Osbourne - In The Area (What A La La)
                                                                  2. Nitty Gritty - Good Morning Teacher
                                                                  3. Dennis Brown - The Exit
                                                                  4. Wayne Smith - My Lord My God
                                                                  5. Little Kirk - Don't Touch The Crack
                                                                  6. Wayne Smith - In Thing
                                                                  7. Wayne Smith - Icky All Over
                                                                  8. Tonto Irie - Life Story
                                                                  9. Chaka Demus - Original Kuff
                                                                  10. Chuck Turner - We Rule The Dancehall
                                                                  11. Robert Lee - Come Now
                                                                  12. Wayne Smith - E20
                                                                  13. Junior Murvin - Jack Slick
                                                                  14. Anthony Johnson - Dancehall Vibes
                                                                  15. Eccleton Jarrett - Rock Them One By One
                                                                  16. Robert Lee & Bunny General - Midnight Hour
                                                                  17. Red Dragon - Jam Down Posse
                                                                  18. Johnny Osbourne - We Gonna Rock It Tonight (Dub Plate Playing)
                                                                  19. Leslie Thunder - Ram Dance Man
                                                                  20. Robert Lee - Love Me Stylee
                                                                  21. King Jammys - In The Area (Version)
                                                                  22. King Jammys - The Exit (Version)
                                                                  23. King Jammys - Don't Touch The Crack (Version)
                                                                  24. King Jammys - In Thing (Version)
                                                                  25. King Jammys - Icky All Over (Version)
                                                                  26. King Jammys - We Rule The Dancehall (Version)
                                                                  27. King Jammys - Original Kuff (Version)
                                                                  28. King Jammys - Come Now (Version)
                                                                  29. King Jammys - E20 (Version)
                                                                  30. King Jammys - Jack Slick (Version)
                                                                  31. King Jammys - Rock Them One By One (Version)
                                                                  32. King Jammys - Midnight Hour (Version)
                                                                  33. King Jammys - Jam Down Posse (Version)
                                                                  34. King Jammys - We Gonna Rock It Tonight (Version)
                                                                  35. King Jammys - Love Me Stylee (Version)

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Earthbeat (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                                    30th Anniversary Edition of the iconic 1992 "Earthbeat" collection with much sought after tracks from the series of "Pulse" EPs and 12" singles by The Future Sound Of London under their many guises.

                                                                    This special limited to 1500 hand numbered edition comes in a gatefold sleeve with a unique centrefold featuring past artwork and images from the period of these classic, much sought after tracks and rare mixes. 

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Mental Cube “q” (original)
                                                                    Yage “quazi”
                                                                    Candese “you Took My Love” (earth Mix)
                                                                    Fsol “papua New Guinea” (dumb Child Of Q)
                                                                    Indo Tribe “owl”
                                                                    Semi Real “people Livin’ Today”
                                                                    Yage “theme From Hot Burst”
                                                                    Indo Tribe “shrink”
                                                                    Mental Cube “so This Is Love”
                                                                    Mental Cube “chile Of The Bass Generation”
                                                                    Smart Systems “tingler” (original)
                                                                    Yage “coda Coma”
                                                                    Indo Tribe “in The Mind Of A Child”
                                                                    Humanoid “stakker Humanoid” (coby ’94 Mix)
                                                                    Smart Systems “creator”
                                                                    Indo Tribe “bite The Bullet Baby”

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Brazil 45 Vol.3 Curated By Kenny Dope (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                                      The third volume in our "Brazil 45 Boxset Curated by" series comes courtesy of Master At Work and legendary producer / DJ, Kenny Dope. It features 10 knockout tracks and exclusive edits from Kenny, and is a selection of some of his favourites from the golden era of Brazilian music. A 5 x 45 set, it comes packaged in a limited edition and highly collectible BRZ45 box.




                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Luli Luchinha E O Bando - Flor Lilas (kenny Dope Remix)
                                                                      Jayme Marques - Berimbao
                                                                      Di Melo - Perlonga (kenny Dope Remix)
                                                                      Toni Tornado - Sou Negro
                                                                      Milton Banana Trio - Primitivo
                                                                      Milton Banana Trio - Cidade Vazia
                                                                      Papete - Procissao Dos Mortos
                                                                      Papete - Domingo No Parque
                                                                      Antonio Carlos & Jocafi - Quem Vem La (kenny Dope Remix)
                                                                      Miguel De Deus - Black Soul Brothers (kenny Dope Edit)

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      The Best Of Chi-Sound Records 1976-1984 (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                                        180g Translucent Blue Vinyl - first time on vinyl. Chi-Sound Records was launched in 1976, by soul producer Carl Davis. The Chicago label produced some of the great soul Artists of the late 70s and became a new home for the legendary Duke of Earl, Gene Chandler, whose Disco classic "Get Down" tore-up the dancefloors around the world.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1 Windy City Windy City Theme
                                                                        2 Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign Watchin' You, Watchin' Me
                                                                        3 Manchild Red Hot Daddy
                                                                        4 Gene Chandler Get Down
                                                                        5 The Impressions Come To My Party
                                                                        1 Sydney Joe Qualls So Sexy
                                                                        2 Gene Chandler When You're # 1
                                                                        3 The Dells All About The Paper
                                                                        4 Manchild Taking It To The Streets
                                                                        1 The Chi-Lites Hot On A Thing (Called Love)
                                                                        2 Magnum Force A Touch Of Funk [Mono Version]
                                                                        3 The Impressions Fan The Fire
                                                                        4 Walter Jackson Touching In The Dark
                                                                        5 Gene Chandler Does She Have A Friend?
                                                                        1 Manchild Especially For You
                                                                        2 The Dells Passionate Breezes
                                                                        3 Walter Jackson It's Cool
                                                                        4 Paris I Choose You

                                                                        An anthology born out of isolation and deep introspection, "Sky Dust Drifter" is a cosmic medley of sun-soaked AOR, psychedelic folk, and soft rock. This soundtrack was driven by the lonesome cowboy, a lockdown savior leaving me adrift in desert winds and dimly lit country bars.

                                                                        Long-distance trades and masked meetups yielded a collection of private press LPs and 45s from ten different artists spanning 1973 to 1980. This seemingly random stack of records revealed songs living entangled in themes of hard luck, heartache, and the inevitable loneliness of existence. Adorned in cracked leather and chrome, this album is an aimless wander from the soil to the stars.


                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Side 1
                                                                        1. Michael Andrews - Something Bad's Better Than Nothin' (3:03)
                                                                        2. Kevin John Agosti - The Reason (2:57)
                                                                        3. Ron Eliran - Sky Dust Drifter (4:58)
                                                                        4. Sunburst - Special Lady (4:16)
                                                                        5. Virgil Charles Mashburn - Why Should It Be (3:53)
                                                                        Side 2
                                                                        1. Randy Ream - Divorce Song (3:29)
                                                                        2. Ray Daly - Leave Me Alone (3:50)
                                                                        3. Richard David Spano - After So Long (4:52)
                                                                        4. Kerry - Stargazer (3:22)
                                                                        5. Black Water - All Night Company (5:09)

                                                                        Two years after its last V/A, Bamboo Shows is back with the first opus of its ‘Vapordub’ imprint series. Another artifact springing from the depths of the leftfield music scene, this time focused on contemporary psychedelics.

                                                                        Highly inspired by the textures of the vaporwave sonic aesthetic, this 16-track compilation displays in turns intriguing sound design, graceful synths from a new age, weird exotics and psychoactive slow-dubs.

                                                                        Designed to please either curious or skilled ears, this various paves the way for a 90-minute mind wandering in distant, fantasized realms. Featuring renowned international artists, up and coming French projects and obscure aliases in the likes of A Strange Wedding & Camille Claire Olympie, Alieno deBootes, Babau, Bouti, Dean O’Brien Resorts, Dylan Henner, Georgia, Giant Grouper, Herbarium, Horn Chants, Jonnnah, Naomie Klaus, Nuke Watch, Polonius, Salamanda and Vica Pacheco.

                                                                        To be published on a 2x 12” gatefold-vinyl-bundle, including marbled &-transparent waxes and a mesmerizing collaboration between Vica Pacheco for the artwork and Romain Guillo for the design.


                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1 - Dylan Henner - In The Middle Of The Field There Was A Tree Full Of Sparrows
                                                                        A2 - A Strange Wedding & Camille Claire Olympie - Murmures Sur La Côte De Granit Rose
                                                                        A3 - Bouti - Hidden Object In The Landscape
                                                                        A4 - Herbarium - Goodbye To The Holy Mountain. Real Life Awaits Us.
                                                                        B1 - Jonnnah - Omnipotence, A Mid-week Modern Research To Socialize With Friends Talking Backwards
                                                                        B2 - Georgia - Slope Of A Front (Goes Down Lane With Undiluted Memory Mix)
                                                                        B3 - Salamanda - Bubble Bamboo Princess
                                                                        B4 - Vica Pacheco - La Danza De Las Ramas Del árbol Milenario
                                                                        C1 - Giant Grouper - I Wish My Eyes Didn't See The Sunlight Before I Met The Purple Dragon
                                                                        C2 - Dean O'Brien Resorts - A Tribute To The Beautiful Pool That You Weren’t Invited To
                                                                        C3 - Alieno DeBootes - Seeding The Clouds
                                                                        C4 - Polonius - What Lurks Under The Sweat Of The Swelling Shrub's Brow
                                                                        D1 - Nuke Watch - Korea Sunburn Hands Of The Yucatan In Flood-Tide Below Me
                                                                        D2 - Horn Chants - First Was A Leaf And Then Was The Insect
                                                                        D3 - Babau - Singe's Riddles (Sunnityland Explorations In Padova)
                                                                        D4 - Naomie Klaus - Can You Tell Me What Is Micronet?

                                                                        Toytonics continue to provide vital vibrations for your four-four focussed 'floor. Delivering us here some 'lost mixes' of some of the finest moments from the catalogue.

                                                                        Folamour remixes "Mangabey", injecting some seriously deep vibes on this funky, housey number rich with musicality and rhythm.

                                                                        Pontchartrain apply one of their high gloss rubs to Felipe Gordon's "Tell Me Something Ture" - transforming it into a rugged and reflective mid session burner that's perfect for long hot days dancing at Carnival.

                                                                        Demuja's "Brissy" is a seriously eyes-down, backroom number - think 3 Chairs, Rick Wade and early Moods & Grooves. Red light not included.

                                                                        Finally, Sano & Kapote's "Sabrosito Tool" concludes with a stripped back but highly functional piece of house music that, as the name suggest, will work great laid over some other track in-tha-mix as they used to say. Don't worry if you're not up to that though - as the horns and the guitar chops converge it easily stands on its own dancing feet regardless. We think it kicks hard, as does the whole EP. Check!



                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Matt says: Tuff and funky house music from Sano & Kapote; moody, eyes-down backroom glow from Demuja; deep spiritual vibes from Felipe Gordon plus a jazzy, syncopated jam from Felipe Gordon. Fully loaded and ready to rock any dancefloor!

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Mangabey - GUFM (Folamour Remix)
                                                                        2. Felipe Gordon - Tell Me Something True (Pontchartrain Remix) 
                                                                        3. Demuja - Brissy 
                                                                        4. Sano & Kapote - Sabrosito Tool 

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Rough Trade Counter Culture 2021

                                                                          The Rough Trade Counter Culture compilation is back - Everyone’s favourite collection of musical confetti is back for another round up of some of the highlights of 2021, ready and raring to shower down with some of the best tracks of the year as selected by Rough Trade Shops staff. Some will be familiar, some won’t, but they’re all great.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          LP Tracklist:
                                                                          A1: Big Thief - Change
                                                                          A2: Cassandra Jenkins - Hard Drive
                                                                          A3: Riddy Arman - Spirits, Angels, Lies
                                                                          A4: Horsegirl - Sea Life Sandwich Boy
                                                                          A5: Lunar Vacation - Shrug
                                                                          B1: Geese - Low Era
                                                                          B2: VLURE - Shattered Faith
                                                                          B3: Lande Hekt - Octopussy
                                                                          B4: The Muckers - So Far Away
                                                                          B5: Yard Act - Dark Days
                                                                          C1: Maxwell Farrington - We, Us The Pharaohs
                                                                          C2: El Michels Affair - Murkit Gem
                                                                          C3: Wu-Lu - South
                                                                          C4: Mdou Moctar Afrique Victime
                                                                          C5: Altin Gun - Yug Dag Basinda
                                                                          D1: Charlotte Adigéry And Bolis Pupul - Blenda
                                                                          D2: Mandy - Indiana Alien (vinyl Only) 3
                                                                          D3: Marina Allen - Oh Louise
                                                                          D4: Hania Rani Buka - Live From Studio S2
                                                                          D5: The Vernon Spring - Mercy Mercy Me

                                                                          2CD - CD1:
                                                                          1. The Vernon Spring - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
                                                                          2. Hania Rani Buka - Live From Studio S2
                                                                          3. Peace Flag Ensemble - Human Pyramid
                                                                          4. Mdou Moctar - Chismiten
                                                                          5. Natalie Bergman - Shine Your Light On Me
                                                                          6. Clara Mann - I Didn't Know You Were Leaving Today
                                                                          7. Cassandra Jenkins - Hard Drive
                                                                          8. Marina Allen - Oh Louise
                                                                          9. Big Thief - Change
                                                                          10. Riddy Arman - Spirits, Angels, Lies
                                                                          11. Katy Kirby - Traffic
                                                                          12. Lunar Vacation - Shrug
                                                                          13. Horsegirl - Sea Life Sandwich Boy
                                                                          14. Typical Girls - Nice Boys
                                                                          15. Lande Hekt - Octopussy
                                                                          16. Lime Garden - Sick & Tired
                                                                          17. Maxwell Farrington - We, Us The Pharaohs
                                                                          18. Spencer Cullum - Jack Of Fools
                                                                          19. Caleb Landry Jones - Bogie
                                                                          20. Whitney K Maryland
                                                                          CD2:
                                                                          1. Charlotte Adigéry And Bolis Pupul - Blenda
                                                                          2. Erol Alkan - Automatic
                                                                          3. Lone - Echo Paths
                                                                          4. El Michels Affair - Murkit Gem
                                                                          5. Mckinley Dixon - Brown Shoulders
                                                                          6. Altin Gun - Yug Dag Basinda
                                                                          7. Lingua Ignota - Pennyslvania Furnace
                                                                          8. Yard Act - Dark Days
                                                                          9. Geese - Low Era
                                                                          10. FUR - The Fine Line Of A Quiet Life
                                                                          11. VLURE - Shattered Faith
                                                                          12. Silverbacks - A Job Worth Something
                                                                          13. Wu-Lu - South
                                                                          14. Goa Express - Second Time
                                                                          15. Do Nothing - Glueland
                                                                          16. Folly Group - Sand Fight
                                                                          17. Mandrake Handshake - Monolith
                                                                          18. Pom Pom Squad - Crying
                                                                          19. The Muckers - So Far Away
                                                                          20. Walt Disco - Weightless

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Collection Cinézik - Tarantino

                                                                            Double LP of classic tracks from all your favourite Tarantino flicks. Includes a healthy dose of Johnny Cash (from both Kill Bill volumes) and the instantly-recgnisable Pulp Fiction surf classic 'Misirlou' from Dick Dale & The Del-Tones. There have been a whole load of wonderful soundtracks to all of Tarantino's films, and this is a perfect sampler of the best of the bunch. 

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1. Elvin Bishop - She Puts Me In The Mood (as Heard In "Jackie Brown" )
                                                                            A2. Dee Clark - Hey Little Girl (as Heard In "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood")
                                                                            A3. Dick Dale & The Del-Tones - Misirlou (as Heard In "Pulp Fiction")
                                                                            A4. Nick Perito & His Orchestra - The Green Leaves Of Summer (as Heard In "Inglorious Basterds")
                                                                            A5. Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line (as Heard In "Kill Bill : Volume 2")
                                                                            A6. Zarah Leander - Davon Geht Die Welt Nicht Unter (as Heard In "Inglorious Basterds")
                                                                            A7. The Coasters - Down In Mexico (as Heard In "Boulevard De La Mort")
                                                                            B1. The Lively Ones - Surf Rider (as Heard In "Pulp Fiction")
                                                                            B2. Johnny Cash - So Doggone Lonesome (as Heard In "Kill Bill : Volume 2")
                                                                            B3. Lilian Harvey & Willy Fritsch - Ich Wollt' Ich Wär' Ein Huhn (as Heard In "Inglorious Basterds")
                                                                            B4. Eddie Beram - Riot In Thunder Alley (as Heard In "Boulevard De La Mort")
                                                                            B5. David Alexander Hess - Now You'Re All Alone (as Heard In "Les Huits Salopards")
                                                                            B6. Jim Croce - I Got A Name (as Heard In "Django Unchained")
                                                                            C1. The 5.6.7.8'S - Woo Hoo (as Heard In "Kill Bill : Volume 1")
                                                                            C2. The Hurricanes - Out Of Limits (as Heard In "Pulp Fiction")
                                                                            C3. The Centurions - Bullwinkle (Part II) (as Heard In "Pulp Fiction")
                                                                            C4. Charlie Feathers - Can'T Hardly Stand It (as Heard In "Kill Bill : Volume 2")
                                                                            C5. Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town (as Heard In "Pulp Fiction")
                                                                            D1. Dimitri Tiomkin - The Green Leaves Of Summer (as Heard In "Inglorious Basterds")
                                                                            D2. Neu! - Super 16 (as Heard In "Kill Bill : Volume 1")
                                                                            D3. The Tornadoes - Bustin' Surfboards (as Heard In "Pulp Fiction")
                                                                            D4. Johnny Cash - Born To Lose (as Heard In "Kill Bill : Volume 2")
                                                                            D5. The 5.6.7.8'S - I'M Blue (as Heard In "Kill Bill : Volume 1")

                                                                            After just over a year-long hiatus from the Earthly Tapes series – the 3rd Chapter is finally upon us. Offering more mind-altering tracks to the series, we welcome 6 new members to the Earthly Measures familia!

                                                                            We kick things off with ‘Comets (part I & II)’, the first release by ORSO, the new musical project from Jean Dasso AKA Yeahman, stepping into club and drum music. Alongside faster rhythms, with influences of UK Break music, African dances and traditional instruments, we’re taken through a two-chapter journey led by modular melodic loops, old traditional voices samples and ORSO’s own recordings.

                                                                            Up next is a trip to Argentina as we welcome Balam to the EM family, join him as he takes you on a daydream across the Latin-American rainforest where synthesizers and nature collide to create the perfect mix, guided by a voice from the deep jungle. ‘Ensueño’ is a dance-floor tool fitting for both the start and end of the night.

                                                                            Japanese native Mamazu steps up the tempo for the third track ‘Tombi’. Transporting us to a hypnotic and hedonistic state as delightful aerophones sound with the exotic chant, delivering the feeling of a dry breeze from the unseen frontier. Another dance floor ripper!

                                                                            The B-side starts with ‘Voces’, a track inspired by the music that Chilean artist DJ Raff’s mum listened to when he was a teenager making beats in his bedroom. He used to take her records and tapes to sample and make boom-bap beats. Voces is influenced by both Spanish and Chilean 70’s music, although deconstructed to make an amazingly catchy melody. .

                                                                            Ditti takes us through an ever-twisting groove as we swim upstream, spot a wave and take off... welcome to ‘Poly Party’. The soundtrack to a carnivalesque funked out ballad on a Polynesian beach shifting between the rhythms of a guitar & riding the surf, cutting synths & dripping flows.

                                                                            We wrap things up with ‘Small Town Rebellion’, a story told by Scottish producer Kusht – this downtempo chugger reflects the story of a young man in a dead-end town with no future. He needs to break his fate and carve his own path by revolting and manifesting his own destiny.

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Millie says: Oooft I love love this. The DJ Raff brings us the cosmic-y chuggy disco while Mamazu provides a slower pace to life with this mesmerising track. I had a hard time deciding what genre to put this in as it does it allllll, Disco, World, Balearic, Dub.. it's a mash up and it works very well.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1. Orso - Comets (Part I & II)
                                                                            A2. Balam - Ensueno
                                                                            A3. Mamazu - Tombi
                                                                            B1. DJ Raff - Voces
                                                                            B2. Ditti - Poly Party
                                                                            B3. Kusht - Small Town Rebellion

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Gunsmoke Volume 8

                                                                              Eighth volume in a limited edition series on Stag-O-Lee. Limited to 666 copies and packaged in a nice 10” sleeve with center hole. This is a collection of oddball country weepers, moody rockabilly, widescreen country & western and popcorn noir from the 1950’s and early 60’s. So turn out the lights, sit back and relax to the soundtrack from a jukebox in a ghost town... For best results: listen to after dark!

                                                                              Feat Link Wray, Sanford Clark, Duane Eddy, Jimmy Dean, Dorsey Burnette and more...

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Bob Hood & The Rhythmaires – The Alamo
                                                                              Buddy Greco – They Took John Away
                                                                              Jimmy Dean – Big Bad John
                                                                              Sanford Clark – Still As The Night
                                                                              Duane Eddy And His Orchestra – (why Must I Die) The Girl On Death Row
                                                                              Link Wray And His Raymen - The Outlaw
                                                                              Don French – Lonely Saturday Night
                                                                              Doodle Duncan – Death Row
                                                                              Ernie Chaffin - I'm Lonesome
                                                                              Jericho Brown – Lonesome Drifter
                                                                              Dorsey Burnette – Midnight Train
                                                                              Stan Jones – (ghost) Riders In The Sky

                                                                              Hyperituals is part of the new research path undertaken by Hyperjazz Records. Entirely curated by Khalab – Raffaele Costantino, HJ’s founder and head of A&R - Hyperituals is a philological investigation that delves deeply into the musical influences and cultural roots of the young Italian label. The theme that runs through Hyperituals is the exploration of the possibilities of sound, rhythm, remix, and endless sampling. Inspiring listening, interpretation, and reinterpretation. Is it an exercise in cratedigging that explores the past of some of the most important yet sometimes forgotten record labels and aims to bring to light music that is contemporary both in its sound and its message.

                                                                              The first stage of this journey is represented by Black Saint/Soul Note, an Italian ‘double’ label based in Milan that, since the 1970s and throughout the 1980s, established itself as one of the most important imprints for international jazz. Founded respectively in 1975 by Giacomo Pellicciotti and in 1979 by Giovanni Bonandrini (to whom Pellicciotti sold Black Saint in 1977), Black Saint and Soul Note have represented a safe haven for incredible and brilliant artists who were unable to find their space elsewhere.

                                                                              By combining jazz tradition with the political vanguard sentiment of the time, the two sister labels were able to press and produce more than five hundred records (still available today - the catalogue is now owned by CAM Jazz), many of which are by some of the brightest names in creative jazz or the ‘avant-garde’ of the era. Black Saint and Soul Note always placed the artists, their visions, and their music at the center, giving them total freedom of creative expression. It is thanks to this constant, cutting-edge and meticulous commitment that today we have some of the shiniest musical gems by Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Max Roach, Anthony Braxton, David Murray, and many others. And it is this long list of jazz gods and idols that led the two labels to be recognized as the best in the world by critics, winning the DownBeat Critics Poll for Best Record Label for six years in a row, from 1984 to 1990, conquering the American market.

                                                                              “For me, for my listeners, and for many other musically famished Americans, the Italian imports of Black Saint/Soul Note were the first introduction to and, often, only source for the names and music of people like David Murray, Muhal Richard Abrams, Julius Hemphill, Henry Threadgill, Cassandra Wilson, Giorgio Gaslini and many others.”- Frank Tafuri, US publicist for BS/SN and founder of Omnitone Records

                                                                              This first double gatefold vinyl volume is entirely dedicated to the Soul Note catalogue. Khalab’s selection - focused on rhythms, grooves and Afrocentric traditions - demonstrates how this music, through its sensibility, can renew our connection to the present in unexpected ways. As the curator and music critic Enrico Bettinello writes in the compilation’s liner notes, in this volume “we find moments of ecstasy, irresistible percussive webs, fiery solos, poetic awareness, and magical ritual lyricism.”

                                                                              A second volume focused on the Black Saint catalogue is already in the works.

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Matt says: Mesmerizing collection of wild free / spiritual jazz that keeps you well and truly hooked. Reminds me a little of those two Barney Wilen LPs (and yes, they're as good!). Tons of tuned percussion, gamelan, glocks, bells etc - causing a right hypnonis across this beautifully sequenced compilation. Do not sleep on this!!

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1. Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures - The Earth Spins Faster Than Words
                                                                              A2. Billy Bang Sextet - The Nagual Julian
                                                                              A3. Hamiet Bluiett - Bouka
                                                                              B1. Beaver Harris 360 Degree Music Experience - Aladdin's Carpet
                                                                              B2. Paul Motian Quintet - Hide And Go Seek
                                                                              B3. Tony Scott - Spirits Return
                                                                              C1. George Russell - Cubano Be, Cubano Bop
                                                                              C2. Dannie Richmond Quartet - Olduvai Gorge
                                                                              C3.The Andrew Cyrille Trio - A Tribute To Bu (take 1)
                                                                              D1. Hamiet Bluiett - Rain Shout
                                                                              D2. Hamiet Bluiett - Nu Tune
                                                                              D3. Max Roach Quartet - Mwalimu
                                                                              D4. Nana Vasconcelos / Antonello Salis - O

                                                                              SAM Records was one of the labels at the forefront of the disco genre when the format was at its creative peak. This was the late 70’s and early 80’s, when the producers and artists involved were all using top notch professional recording studios with live instrumentation and their focus was on songs and rhythms that would make the dancefloor move. Sam Weiss the founder of SAM was involved with various aspects of the music industry in addition to his role running the label, but the Sam Records imprint was his greatest passion, and that energy comes through in the songs that make up the catalogue. In this compilation Nervous have engaged with some of the world’s premier producers of modern disco. They have used their talents and appreciation of the genre to mix, edit and master these classic jams into newly polished, disco inspired productions that are fully equipped to ignite DJ sets and dancefloors worldwide; keeping the flames of this timeless genre burning bright in 2022. A brilliantly curated release that offers some super strong updates to these glitterball anthems. Check!

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Matt says: Everyone loves (and has) a bit of SAM in their collection. Here, the original disco boogie label lets a team of current producers loose on the stems of some of the label's classic hits. The results are glitterball-tastic!

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1. Gary's Gang - Keep On Dancin' (Dr Packer Rework)
                                                                              A2. Lucy Hawkins - Gotta Get Out Of Here (Dorothy’s Fortress Remix)
                                                                              B1. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Up Jumped The Devil (Moodena Remix)
                                                                              B2. Komiko - Feel Alright (Dr Packer & Michael Gray Remix)
                                                                              C1. BBCS & A - Rock Shock (Dr Packer Remix)
                                                                              C2. Steve Shelto - Don't Give Your Love Away (Patchouli Brothers Edit)
                                                                              D1. K.I.D. - It's Hot (Take It To The Top) (Mark Lower Remix)
                                                                              D2. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Bourgie Bourgie (JKriv Errybody Rework)

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Around The World - A Daft Punk Tribute

                                                                                Get back to the rich musical universe of Daft Punk with this album dedicated to the legendary duo. Rediscover their best hits with versions interpreted by :Chilly Gonzales, Christian Prommer, The Dø, Señor Coconut, Chamberlain, Kid Loco, Soulwax and many more…

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. Chilly Gonzales - Something About Us
                                                                                A2. Christian Prommer's Drumlesson - Around The World
                                                                                A3. Emre Yazgin - Giorgio By Moroder
                                                                                A4. Federation Of The Disco Pimp - Robot Rock
                                                                                A5. Acoustic Beat Roots - Get Lucky
                                                                                A6. The Dø - Instant Crush (Live)
                                                                                B1. Señor Coconut - Around The World - Intro
                                                                                B2. Flash Mob Jazz - Get Lucky
                                                                                B3. Chamberlain - Veridis Quo
                                                                                B4. Kid Loco - Da Funk
                                                                                B5. Laura Lace - Aerodynamic
                                                                                B6. Soulwax - Teachers

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Gunsmoke Volumes 7+8

                                                                                  This is a collection of oddball Country weepers, moody rockabilly and popcorn noir from the 1950’s and early 60’s.

                                                                                  So turn out the lights, sit back and relax to the soundtrack from a jukebox in a ghost town... as usual Stag-O-Lee combines two vinyl versions onto one CD.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Curly Sanders And The Santones - Walking Blues
                                                                                  Larry O'keefe - Love's Dream
                                                                                  Carl Ace Carter - Mexican Rock
                                                                                  Virgil Holmes - Rock Wall Jail
                                                                                  Del Ray And The Roamers - La Macarena
                                                                                  The Neutrons - Sorrow At Sunset
                                                                                  Dean Carr - I Was A Fool
                                                                                  Northern Lights - Summertime
                                                                                  Tommy Angel - Black Night
                                                                                  Ronnie Cazad With The Echo Valley Boys - Echo Valley
                                                                                  Jim Solley And The Lubocs - Malaguena
                                                                                  Wayland Chandler - Cold Cold Grave
                                                                                  Bob Hood & The Rhythmaires – The Alamo
                                                                                  Buddy Greco – They Took John Away
                                                                                  Jimmy Dean – Big Bad John
                                                                                  Sanford Clark – Still As The Night
                                                                                  Duane Eddy And His Orchestra – (why Must I Die) The Girl On Death Row
                                                                                  Link Wray And His Raymen - The Outlaw
                                                                                  Don French – Lonely Saturday Night
                                                                                  Doodle Duncan – Death Row
                                                                                  Ernie Chaffin - I'm Lonesome
                                                                                  Jericho Brown – Lonesome Drifter
                                                                                  Dorsey Burnette – Midnight Train
                                                                                  Stan Jones – (ghost) Riders In The Sky

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  "More Of That Frightful Oompty-Boompty Music" - A Spun Out Sampler, Part 1

                                                                                  Spun Out Agency present ‘More of that Frightful Oompty Boompty Music’, a compilation dedicated to the Guv’nor himself Mr Andrew Weatherall.

                                                                                  ‘More of that Frightful Oompty Boompty Music’ showcases a selection of the shining greatness from the agency’s roster. The Asphodells, Ruf Dug, Autarkic & Mehmet Aslan gift exclusive tracks which highlight the sublime acid, techno and house sound that Weatherall would have described as ‘oopmty-boompty’ music.

                                                                                  Spun Out is a London-based artist booking agency which has been run by Caroline Hayes for over 20 splendid years, that looked after the life and times of Andrew Weatherall alongside his partnership with Sean Johnston under their A Love From Outer Space moniker, and the likes of Optimo (Espacio), Ivan Smagghe, Josh Caffe, Man Power, Body Hammer, Kiara Scuro and many more artists, doing it differently.

                                                                                  Kicking off the A-side of the first record is Hardway Bros’ (aka Sean Johnston) previously unreleased remix of “We Are The Axis” by The Asphodells, the duo consisting of the Andrew Weatherall and former Battant member and Spun Out talent Timothy J. Fairplay. An energetic techno stomper with percussive rhythms, this exclusive remix offers the ideal tantalising dose to tease any dancefloor. The vocals and synth layers give it a punk rock approach, referencing the multi-genre essence of Weatherall’s taste in music.

                                                                                  Tel-Aviv-based Autarkic’s “Sleepover” closes the A-side with a chuggy lullaby, one that is certainly unsuitable for putting a baby to bed, given its intricate acid lines of total hypnosis. Following on the B-side is “Manctalo Banger”, a house bop by the Manchester-via-Ibiza computer game nerd and vinyl digger Ruf Dug, and “Shizowaves”, Turkish-born Basel-based Mehmet Aslan’s soulful touch to the compilation, bringing Middle-Eastern percussive melodies and catchy basslines.


                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Matt says: Any clubbers with a casual eye on social media will have seen the big announcements made by Spun Out this last week. Well here they back up their killer new DJ roster with a various artists 12" full original production talent. A UK agency & label we can get fully get behind.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1. The Asphodells - We Are The Axis (Hardway Bros Scrutton St Via Crucifix Lane Remix)
                                                                                  A2. Autarkic - Sleepover
                                                                                  B1. Ruf Dug - Manctalo Banger
                                                                                  B2. Mehmet Aslan - Shizowaves

                                                                                  For the 21st release, we bring together artists from France, UK and Germany. French Live duo, H.L.M bring their signature raw synth punk to the label, Berlin/NYC cosmic queen Tony Y Not takes things dark and wavy, Kimshies collective burn the floor an with electro swamp stomper, UK’s fast and rising REES dives into the dungeons of doom with a gothic wonky weapon.

                                                                                  Finally closing things out is a melancholic dark disco new wave laced anthem from France’s Endrik Schroeder of ZONE and Ritmo Fatale fame.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1. H.L.M. - En Ecailles
                                                                                  A2. Tony Y Not - How About Lily
                                                                                  B1. Kimshies - 12 Windows
                                                                                  B2. Rees - Lucifer’s Tango
                                                                                  B3. Endrik Schroeder - Rainy Days

                                                                                  Volume 20 of Attack the Dancefloor kicks off with what we think will be a future classic – ‘Atlantia’ by Level 42’s Mike Lindup. A stunning mid-tempo boogie cut with great spacey production, excellent lyrics and an extended mix by Dave Lee.

                                                                                  Next up is Lazywax’s synth heavy, 80s soul style rework of the forthcoming Raw Essence ‘Do it Again’, the original being featured on Produced With Love 2.

                                                                                  Flip it over for Dave’s much played take of Jungle’s crossover hit ‘Keep Moving’, which gives the song an authentic bassline driven disco mix. Last up Chicago’s Emmaculate delivers a live instrumentation filled afro disco version of Doug Willis feat Zeke Manyika ‘Dougswana’.

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Millie says: The 20th instalment of Attack The Dancefloor showcasing the ultimate feel good tracks, nothing less you'd expect from this series, featuring the infamous Jungle hit Keep Moving and my personal favourite 'Dougswana' an afrobeat jazzy number.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1. Mike Lindup - Atlantia - Dave Lee’s Extended Remix
                                                                                  A2. Raw Essence Feat Lifford - Do It Again - Lazywax Remix
                                                                                  B1. Jungle - Keep Moving - Dave Lee Jungle Boogie Mix
                                                                                  B2. Doug Willis - Dougswana - Emmaculate Afrodisia Mix

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Saturno 2000 - La Rebajada De Los Sonideros 1962 - 1983

                                                                                    In 2010, I had asked Eamon Ore-Giron - aka DJ Lengua - if he would be interested in compiling a Latin project for Analog Africa, and if so, if he had a theme in mind He replied, "Have you ever heard of rebajada?" The question mark above my head, together with the wall of China, must have been the only other object visible from out of space because Eamon, probably noticing I got paralysed, continued, "Rebajada in Spanish means "to reduce, to lower". It's basically Mexican sonideros (soundsystem operators) slowing down the beat of a Cumbia to create a much more tangible music to dance to.

                                                                                    I'll send you a mix I made last year and let me know what you think." And so he did.That mix was called Rebajada Mota Mix and I began listening to it on a loop. Although I was not immediately hooked it was intriguing from the get- go, and so I kept listening until magic began unfolding. Slowed down music allows you enough time to hear right through it, revealing itself in ways I had rarely experienced before. Everything became more transparent and I was noticing sounds normally only perceptible by bats. A near psychedelic experience. That mysterious mix included a few Ecuadorian songs by Junior y su Equipo - aka Polibio Mayorga (a cult fgure in the sonidero scene), a couple of Mexican tunes, one Colombian, and various Peruvian songs, undoubtedly the driving force behind this project.

                                                                                    The sonidero who brought Peruvian and Ecuadorian music to Mexico was the legendary Pablo Perea from Sonido Arco-Iris, and although his fngerprints are all over the compilation Saturno 2000, this selection of songs in rebajada is exclusive to DJ Lengua. With the exception of a few classics from Polibio Mayorga and La Sampuesana – the queen of all rebajadas – most of these songs were probably never performed as such before, let alone released. So how did rebajada come to be? In a nutshell; Rebajada started with two families of brothers – the Pereas and the Ortegas – who travelled all over Latin America and returned to Mexico with heavy loads of records which they would sell to the various sonideros always on the lookout for new tunes. Colombian beats especially seemed to ft almost perfectly with the Mexican dance steps – but they were just a bit too fast. As a result some sonideros began experimenting with equipment, and Marco Antonio Cedillo of Sonido Imperial created a revolutionary pitching system that could slow records down to an extent other players could only dream about. And so rebajada was born . . . or so we thought. At the same time in north of the country, in Monterrey, sonidero Gabriel Dueñez almost got electrocuted by a short circuit that nearly set his record player on fre. As a result the platter started spinning in slow motion for the rest of the party, turning Cumbia into a different affair altogether. The youngsters went crazy for it and started harassing the sonidero with requests to record cassettes for them. Reluctant at frst, Dueñez fnally began recording a series of pirated cassettes called "Rebajada" which included mainly Colombian cumbia and porro in slow- mo exclusively. Those tapes took the city by storm and turned rebajada into a celebrated and defant movement of the youth. Of course it would not be a Mexican urban legend if it didn't include dramaturgical elements, and so for nearly 30 years, until this day and probably for ever, both cities have been arguing and claiming ownership the creation of rebajada for themselves. But sonidera Joyce Musicolor, who never has time for such trivial arguments, got straight to the point: "Rebajada, and the equipment to perform it, is from here [Mexico City] but it was Monterrey that popularised it."

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Los Dinners - Sampuesana
                                                                                    2. Junior Y Su Equipo - La Borrachita
                                                                                    3. Manzanita - Paga La Cuenta Sinverguenza
                                                                                    4. Hugo Blanco Y Su Arpa Viajera - Infinito
                                                                                    5. Manzanita Y Su Conjunto - El Jardinero
                                                                                    6. Los Feos - Feito Parrandero
                                                                                    7. Junior Y Su Equipo - Bien Bailadito
                                                                                    8. Los Santos - Saturno 2000
                                                                                    9. Lucho Gavilanes - La Danza Del Mono
                                                                                    10. Conjunto Típico Contreras - Capricho Egipcio
                                                                                    11. Los Gatos Blancos - El Chacarero
                                                                                    12. Los Atomos De Paramonga - Pa' Oriente Me Voy
                                                                                    13. Junior Y Su Equipo - Alegrate
                                                                                    14. Grupo Celeste - Todo Lo Tengo De Ti Menos Tu Amor
                                                                                    15. Los Ecos - La Fuga Del Bandido

                                                                                    Round three of Rebirth’s bonus EP series that follows on from the massively popular "Ciao Italia. Generazioni Underground" compilation. Digging deep to reissue some of the most treasured Italian dream house tracks out there, volume three goes one step further unearthing two unreleased treasures.

                                                                                    Highly sought-after cuts, EP Tre brings together two certified gems on the A side in the form of the piano laden, Paolino & Gianni Bini - "Love (Classic Mix)" and Sasha’s blissful "Key To Heaven". On the flip side, two previously unreleased tracks via Paramour & Adrian Morrison - "Transmutation" and Open Spaces - "The Far Side Of The Mood", finally get their time in the limelight.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Matt says: Don't sleep on these "Ciao Italia.." 12"s - especially if you dug the "Welcome To Paradise" comps.. High grade Italian dream house that you've most probably overlooked until now. I certainly haven't heard them played out much here in Manchester or indeed anywhere. Straight to source Italian tackle - bellissimo!

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. Paolino & Gianni Bini - Love (Classic Mix)
                                                                                    A2. Sasha - Key To Heaven
                                                                                    B1. Paramour & Adrian Morrison - Transmutation
                                                                                    B2. Open Spaces - The Far Side Of The Mood

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Tougher Than Tough - Trojan Rude Boy Sounds

                                                                                      Tougher Than Tough – Trojan Rude Boy Sounds is an exclusive release from Music On Vinyl’s Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of the artists featured on this compilation include Stranger Cole, The Pioneers and Alton Ellis. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes exclusive Trojan Records and Music On Vinyl coaster.

                                                                                      "Incantaions" is a collection of sixteen visual and sonic experiments centred around the idea of the score as a spell. The incantation of a spell gives it life, brings breath to body, raises hairs, moves minds. For this project, eight spell- scores were created by visual / text-based artists for a musician / composer to incant. Taking a wide interpretation of what can be considered a score, these works include concrete poetry, collage, painting, drawing, spell-poetry, instructional art, and recipe. The resulting sound works give voice to these evocative 'texts', residing in the liminal space between musical form and magical utterance.

                                                                                      Creating what became the cover artwork for this release, musician and artist Benjamin Kilchhofer conjured salt paintings reminiscent of ancient runes and salt circles - improvised talismans of protection. Translating these expressions into sound using a hydro harp (water drops hitting tuned water-filled porcelain bowls), musician and artist Tomoko Sauvage evokes an embryonic environment, the cleansing and purification of salt water oceans. Artist Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh created a piece that arose from a drawing ritual - a meditation on textile, pattern, and code. In response, Museum Of No Art (Mona Steinwidder) worked her composition by 'weaving the piece, layer by layer'. She was 'particularly interested in the state one achieves when one works repetitively, stoically and excessively towards a form. Which leads to trance or meditation and creates its own immaterial energy.'

                                                                                      Dani Spinosa, poet of digital and print media, created a typewriter poem that emerged after consulting Hesiod's “Works and Days and Theogony” to learn more about the witch goddess Hekate. Synchronously, interdisciplinary artist Gavilán Rayna Russom had recently returned to research on Hekate, teaching about the goddess in her class “Queering European Witchcraft Traditions”. Russom spent time with Spinosa’s spell, spoke to Hekate, and then unlocked the gate, seeking to 'stir sonic emanations that were radiant, multiple and liminal.'

                                                                                      The side ends with a composition by musician and artist Felicia Atkinson via an instructional text from conceptual artist David Horvitz. What is it like to inhabit the mind of a crow? This simple gesture to befriend a crow, to be in relationship with something other than human implies much more, a re- orientation to our living environment and forms of intelligence.

                                                                                      The B-side opens with electronic composer C.R. Gillespie’s sonic manifestation of a score by bricolage artist Andrew Zukerman. Taking compositional inspiration from the Smiss stone, Zukerman created a collaged visual score on staff paper that hints at the formal aspects of occult symbols and sigils, while remaining obliquely secular. Creating an interlocking tapestry of Roman gamelan, Gillespie’s track dramatizes the negotiating power and structure of the abstract score

                                                                                      Over three days, iconic Canadian poet bill bissett created a jazz-scape painting filled with an ecstatic gathering of eidetic spirits, 'connekting trembling xploring serching remote brooding grooving melodee solo lifting n refrain filling.' Immersing himself in the energy of the painting, musician and composer Idris Rahman overlaid three takes of bass clarinet and found that 'melodies, textures and harmonies emerged without thought and the piece took on a life of its own.'

                                                                                      As a way to explore the connection between food and music, the curators commissioned a recipe from electronic producer and home chef, Yu Su. Her simple and wholesome pudding recipe lays out instructions for texture and taste that musician Scott Gailey stirs into a sonic caldron of field recordings and electronics. The closing chant, penned by writer and activist adrienne maree brown and incanted by musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland, was the result of a synergistic conversation between the two. The refrain, 'surrender to the present moment / what’s coming now is all that’s left' is a mantra reminding us of the power of speech, repetition, and the evanescent nature of temporal experience.

                                                                                      The eight spell cards, inspired by the format of oracle and tarot cards, are invitations for further interpretation and play. To be under a spell is to be lost in a transformation, an alternate reality, to be in collaboration with an unknowable and powerful force. The works in this collection have created a spontaneous and ludic alchemy, courageous attempts to catalyze and spark in our present moment.

                                                                                      Curated by Seance Centre.

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Matt says: One for all the modern day witches and wizards - very big in Pendle right now! A truly spellbinding (sorry) selection of tracks based around witchcraft, sorcery and alchemy with mesmerizing results. Datura not included.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Tomoko Sauvage - Salt Spell (Spell By Benjamin Kilchhofer)
                                                                                      Museum Of No Art - Textile Trance (Spell By Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh)
                                                                                      Gavilán Rayna Russom - Shadows Cast By Moonlight (Spell By Dani Spinosa)
                                                                                      Félicia Atkinson - Enter The Memory Of A Crow (Spell By David Horvitz)
                                                                                      C.R. Gillespie - Invitation To A Clog (Spell By Andrew Zukerman)
                                                                                      Idris Rahman - Incanti Jazz Score 1 (Spell By Bill Bissett)
                                                                                      Scott Gailey - Ginger Soy Milk Pudding ŧ

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      We Are The Children Of The Sun

                                                                                        Selected by British DJ and vinyl hunter Paul Hillery, new BBE Music compilation 'We Are The Children Of The Sun' showcases a shimmering collection of rare folk funk and AOR with a distinctly Balearic feel. Former tour DJ for Polyphonic Spree and the man behind YouTube channel and mix series ‘Folk Funk & Trippy Troubadours’, Paul Hillery’s lovingly handpicked musical assembly takes in strummed soft rock, blissful beach beats, the soft fizz of electronica, all carried to your ears by a gentle summer breeze. The music on 'We Are The Children Of The Sun' ranges from hazy, long-forgotten early 70s tapes, right through to digital compositions recorded during lockdown in 2020. “Tune in” says Paul, “and ruminate while consciousness is awoken with transmissions dropping out from the fringes of psyche tranquillity, holding hands with folk-funk that runs deep and hazy, as the bejewelled turquoise waters lap gently at the ocean’s shore.”

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Jim LaMarche, Theresa Moylan, Music Industry Arts - Make Believe
                                                                                        2. Mike Baumann, Tom Huntington - Man Of Misery
                                                                                        3. David Datunashvili - Wonders
                                                                                        4. Pixie Lauer - Sunday Morning
                                                                                        5. Ron Drago - Phase Dance
                                                                                        6. Guy Schwartz - Ride That Train
                                                                                        7. Marla Fant - Land Of Wonder
                                                                                        8. Diana Pequeno - Mistérios
                                                                                        9. Airborne - Marie
                                                                                        10. Scott McGregor Moore - So Good When It Comes
                                                                                        11. Checkpoint - I Send You All My Love
                                                                                        12. Gabriel Gladstar - Flow
                                                                                        13. White Feather - Summer Days Golden Haze
                                                                                        14. Philip John Lewin - Fear Of Flying
                                                                                        15. Monica Rypma - Let Love Flow
                                                                                        16. Alex Crispin - Effert
                                                                                        17. Michael Welch - Phone Home
                                                                                        18. Guy Maxwell - You Never Sang This Song

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        Opolopo Tweaks

                                                                                        Super nice tweaks from Sweden's Opolopo (which I just discovered is a Yoruban word meaning plenty), who gets his mitts on killer base materials from Jamie 326 & Masalo, Soulphiction and Dirtytwo, alchemically forging highly combustible sonic compounds for your next house party experiment.

                                                                                        "Testify" by 326 & Masalo combines busy perx, galloping bass and a riotous gospel vox for a pure statement of spiritual Chi-town wiggle. Opolopo gets the organs firing like pistons and works the filters like a jackhammer taking this one straight to the mainroom.

                                                                                        Soulphiction's "Bizzness" is next into the protools suite, a sunblushed, disco-informed funky house number which pour sax and Strat lines outta every orifice. Maximum groove again on this one whilst a flange-soaked vocal urges us to forget our worries and join the dancefloor.

                                                                                        Dirtytwo's "Moody" concludes said tweak session with more nocturnal flavours, a grooving M1 coalescing with swung houz drums and a sugar female vocal stab which merges with the dreamy piano and horn lines sumptuously. Really delicious textures on this one folks.

                                                                                        Ridiculously strong tweaks of some amazing tracks, it's hard to hear when the genius of the original artist end and when Opolopo takes over; but I ain't complaining - these are 100% winners for any discerning dancefloor. Don't sleep! 


                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Matt says: Worth it for the "Testify" refix alone, and now residing permanently at the front of my record box for the foreseeable. Grooves don't get much funkier than the concentric wiggle of Jamie 326 & Masalo's gospel, Chi-town banger.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A. Jamie 326 & Masalo - Testify (opolopo Tweak)
                                                                                        B1. Soulphiction - Bizzness (opolopo Tweak)
                                                                                        B2. Dirtytwo - Moody (opolopo Tweak)

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        Frankie Knuckles Edits - #7166​

                                                                                        If you've been enjoying this clutch of Disco Queen edits then let me introduce my personal favourite. Jean Carn's "Was That All It Was" was tastefully edited by Mark E for his E-Versions series, rendering it pretty indecipherable from its original but retaining that concentric, never ending, bumpety groove.

                                                                                        Frankie's cut-n-splice on the other hand remains quite sincere to the original; includes that empowered vocal from Carn, and tastefully guides it through 9+ minutes of early doors disco cheer. If you need to warm up at a fast tempo, there's few tracks capture that energy as well as this.

                                                                                        On the flip Talking Heads carnival rock classic, "I Zimbra" gets suitably tweaks for the dancers - including some proper Ron Hardy-esque shermy phazing and flanging, Frankie utilizing the joys of doubling up to create a collage that'll have your head spinning!

                                                                                        As with other instalments, copies are limited and unlikely to be repressed.


                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Talking Heads - I Zimbra (edit By Frankie Knuckles)
                                                                                        Jean Carn - Was That All It Was (edit By Frankie Knuckles)

                                                                                        Early Sounds Recordings, in collaboration with the historical Italian label Eleven and A. Dallera, compiles 7 rare and sought after disco and funk records inspired by the Italian sexy comedy era. As you'd expect - it's effortlessly straddles the ∩ ( intersection of three sets of the venn diagram) - quirky, danceable and highly sophisticated! Italians do it better? You know this!

                                                                                        One discogs user wrote: If you are thinking of having a very naughty time, perhaps with your lovely girlfriend, these 7 funky tracks will fit the saucy X-rated action, so perfectly. However, please do make sure your mam has gone out for an extended period of time, so that she doesn't come home halfway through and find you in a compromising position, as Augusto Martelli's "Joining Together" blasts out of the speakers!!


                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Nando De Luca - Kamasultra
                                                                                        Julie Wilde - Love Tunnel
                                                                                        Tullio De Piscopo - Fastness
                                                                                        Monique Rossi - How Wonderful You Are
                                                                                        Augusto Martelli - Joining Together
                                                                                        Mimesis - Diva Da Strapazzo (Unreleased Instrumental)
                                                                                        Persimfans - ESP (Extra Sensory Perception)

                                                                                        Cryovac Recordings is allowed to exist by artists and craftsmen that take up the cause and come together to share their skillset. A Cryovac artist is a master of their own style. They are heros that represent the best of Detroit’s spirit. From Dietrich to Desmond to the house of Archer, Cryovac is a product that is crafted at each step by years of know-how. The Cryovac machine continues its course through an ever changing technosphere.

                                                                                        James ‘jit’ Pennington aka The Suburban Knight has the honor of techno nobility; with a warrior ethos he loyally defends Detroit around the world. The Knights tracks are legendary and his service to the underground code compels him to come to the aid of Cryovac. "Lectrasonic” activates a hypersensitive conga rattling the night air and through swelling synth predatory melody becomes prey to a breaking kick.

                                                                                        Mike Petrack is a cool customer with an easy style and his tracks are the same. Petrack’s Info Lines record label is the latest concoction from this ever innovating techno collaborator. “Holy Redeemer” rises with an infectious melody through bossa nova rhythm to a point of spiritual awareness inside a natural funk.

                                                                                        A.garcia & M. Kretsch are a team that have learned to work in unison to develop all parts of a space with sound. Their construction and deconstruction of the techno sound is a reflection of a spartan Detroit ethos. “Invasion” is a 4/4 minimal rocker that rings to life with an eerie synth attacking with waves of effect bringing a tone of other worldly dread.

                                                                                        Mollison Folson a.k.a. Body Mechanic brings his gregarious personality to all genres he delves into. He is a musician of instrument and computer with a focus on freeky love music. “Everything” is a smooth and jazzy minimal mover that harmonizes synth over a funky bass line. 


                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. Suburban Knight - Lectrasonic
                                                                                        A2. Mike Petrack - Holy Redeemer
                                                                                        B1. A.Garcia & M.Kresch - Invasion
                                                                                        B2. Body Mechanic - Everything

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        War Child Presents 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 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

                                                                                          War Child Presents 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

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              Soul Drops

                                                                                                Acid Jazz and sister labels OST and Miles Away have released a series of killer vintage soul records over the last few years. Often in limited runs, these are now selling for inflated amounts.

                                                                                                This compilation gathers them together, alongside in a couple of album rarities, in one super-cool package.

                                                                                                Musically, we have Northern stompers such as The Tom’s ‘When You Lose Your Grove’, Tony & Tandy’s ‘Two Can Make It Together’ and The Patterson Twins masterful ‘Gonna Find A True Love’; disco funk classic ‘Family Tree’ by Family Tree, and from a similar era Rita Joyce’s ‘Dancin’ Close’; The Gil Scott Heron-sounding gospel of Lamont Butler, with ‘Ungodly War’, which sits well alongside Delores Fuller’s exceptional ‘One More Chance Lord’; we take it down a notch with Rick Hickman’s yacht rock rarity ‘Time Is Long’ and the lush harmonies of the Fantastics ‘We Got Good Lovin’.

                                                                                                Housed in a beautifully illustrated sleeve, this is the first in an ongoing series from Acid Jazz Records.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Lamont Butler - Ungodly War 
                                                                                                The Tom – Emmanuel And Ron Experience - When You Lose Your Groove
                                                                                                Patterson Twins - Gonna Find A True Love
                                                                                                Rita Joyce - Dancing Close 
                                                                                                Rick Hickman - Time Is Long 
                                                                                                The Fantastics - We Got Good Lovin’
                                                                                                The Tom – Emmanuel And Ron Experience - Why (The Knower)
                                                                                                Delores Fuller - One More Chance Lord 
                                                                                                Family Tree - Family Tree
                                                                                                Leon’s Creation - This Is The Beginning 
                                                                                                Tony And Tandy - Two Can Make It Together 
                                                                                                Lamont Butler - Thank You Lord 

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Tanamur City: Indonesian AOR, City Pop & Boogie 1979-1991

                                                                                                  Here at Cultures of Soul, we haven’t let the doldrums of 2020 slow down our global exploration across space and time to discover the funkiest pockets of music culture the world has to offer! This time we make a pitstop in Jakarta, in the years between 1979 and 1991, the peak of the New Order. No, not the British electronic post-punk band that enjoyed great success during this same period (although synthpop is quite popular here) but the revolutionary government of President Suharto, which could be characterized as a “dictatorship”… along with all the political repressiveness that entails. However, at the same time, Suharto’s full-throated advocacy of foreign trade resulted in a new economic buoyancy, an expansion of tourism and culture industries, and a flourishing of the entertainment sector. Suharto aggressively courted western corporations to do business in Indonesia, which led to the need for more and more entertainment to distract the expatriates after hours. Jakarta became a wonderland of colorful discotheques, nightclubs and restaurants that merged traditional Indonesian ambience with the sexy ultramodern pulse of the disco beat.

                                                                                                  While imported disco records dominate playlists, a local music scene has developed in parallel, with indigenous artists like Chaseiro, Rafika Duri, The Rollies and Lydia Kandou embracing the use of synthesizers and drum machines, modern studio production and influences from western pop, rock, funk, boogie, disco, jazz, yacht rock as well as Japanese “City Pop.” And from all this they are forging a distinctive Indonesian dance-pop sound that will largely remain hidden from the rest of the world… until now. Compiled by Munir Septiandry of the influential Indonesian DJ collective Midnight Runners, Tanamur City collects some of the high points of the latter part of this era, conjuring up a world of humid nights in packed discos, no-holds-barred genre blending, fun, fashion and funkiness of a kind never before seen in Southeast Asia… and seen rarely since.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1. Iwan Fals – PHK
                                                                                                  A2. Denny Malik - Jakarta Kasmaran
                                                                                                  A3. Rafika Duri - Catatan Kisah
                                                                                                  A4. Lydia Kandou – Denny
                                                                                                  B1. Chaseiro - Waktu Kian Berarti
                                                                                                  B2. New Rollies - Sebuah Kenyataan
                                                                                                  B3. Gito Rollies - Musik Kami
                                                                                                  B4. Grace Simon - Kenangan Asmara
                                                                                                  B5. Andi Meriem M. - Langkah

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Peraceamid EP1

                                                                                                    Emerging when humanity needs him most, and currently adopting the body of a 60 odd-year old carpenter with a penchant for animation and Red Stripe; Terry Perace teams up with Red Laser’s own Pharaoh Brunson to form a new perpetual EP series. The Peraceamid project begins with
                                                                                                    EP 1. 4 x Hyper-ancient, super-hi-tek audio tools for us Earth-dwellers to utilize, corrupting RL’s standard ‘Manctalo’ vigour with abandon.

                                                                                                    Perace himself, ditching the Carpenter attire and hardwiring himself straight into basic circuitry, conjures up skeletal, repetitive reduxes, born outta the oldest primordial gloop, churning together into embryonic lifeform rhythms that have now existed since the earliest signals of dual-cell organisms on our planet.

                                                                                                    Terry sparkles his Martian magic across Kid Machine’s S.D.M from the 2020 ‘Magico’ LP. An already high Manctalo watermark now given further accreditation by the highest Elders of Ancient Egypt which Terry confers with on the regular. Welcome to the top of the pyramid gee!

                                                                                                    The elusive Marcus Paulson we so far know very little about other than that he’s an unconfirmed UFO enthusiast from Warrington.. Terry received “Wrecked In Utrecht” when he accidentally plugged a random USB drive into his earhole (he’s not that up on our basic tech yet) in Pharaoh's studio at Hidden. An otherworldly Manctalo vortex and a holographic, plasma-soaked acid track designed to provide a cross-planetary bridge to raves and free parties on Cygnus.

                                                                                                    Terry’s been warmly applying his cosmic voodoo on Red Laser veteran Ste Spandex, nudging him further into the inter dimensional discipline of sonic energy manipulation, the fruits of which are a hyper-driven re-vamp of a ’98, Earth-based club classic which he blasts into 5D thru the galvanized circuitry of his palladium-boosted studio. 

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Matt says: Our Manctalo heroes return after a couple of pressing plant delays with TWO max'ed out EPs this week. The first of the 'Peraceamid' project - a long time in the photon tubes this beast. Primordial electric shamanism from the newly unveiled Terry Perace plus two more trad RL bombs from KM and Marcus Paulson. Plus a housey bonus from no other than Ste Spandex - form an orderly queue please!

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1.Terry Perace - Trip Pop 2020
                                                                                                    2.Kid Machine - S.D.M (Terry Perace's Inslaved Mix) 
                                                                                                    3.Marcus Paulson - Wrecked In Utrecht 
                                                                                                    4.Ste Spandex - Examples Of You 

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    Red Laser Records EP12

                                                                                                      As we emerge into the Now with a fresh perspective and renewed vigour, Red Laser Records usher in a novel epoch of Manctalo movements for our post-COVID enjoyment. Entrusting piloting duties to four well decorated RL commandos, the EP serves to remind us all that despite everything that’s happened, we can still find solace in red lasers, smoke machines and high-powered strobe lights.

                                                                                                      Splitting open the collective dancefloor inertia is Kid Machine’s “Only Machines Allowed”. A cybernetic b-boy jam straight outta the planet MEGOH circa 4044. Guided by electrified vocoder lines and a plutonium-grade, armoured groove this impenetrable battle rocket should issue the much needed power boost to get your body kinetics firing again when they release the e-barriers to hedonism.

                                                                                                      Returning star fleet lieutenant Count Van Delicious has been collecting entities from the outer galaxies since his appearance on RL EP 9 (“Dark Fruit” w/ Senor Chugger). Here he announces his return with an end-credits epic, an #inabiteveryoneelse theme from this young vet on a
                                                                                                      pants-off permo-buzz, up-scrolling through technicoloured c64 visuals and deploying his now trademark zoopa-arps, euphoric synth stabs and thunderous low-end shudder to deadly effect.

                                                                                                      Meanwhile, Ste Spandex continues his cybernetic realignment surgery, dissecting a well circulated disco meme and adding voluptuous gender-neutral enhancements that’ll be getting the next generation of androids frisky, despite their lack of reproductive organs. Fizzling synths, spherical repetition and a multi-dimensional mix of high voltage rhythms leaving that vocal line permanently downloaded in your memory cloud. No sharing necessary.

                                                                                                      Scottish deep space observer Ernesto Harmon provides some cosmic ruggedness to close off our mission. Reinforced & galvanized low-end rhymix coalescing with humanoid synth expression and an infinite, carbon-free energy source keeping momentum plateaued through the morning after the night before. There’s no off switch baby!

                                                                                                      For astral travelers seeking solace in the new Now, EP12 kindly acts as an upgrade to your possibly dormant dancing system as you stumble out into the new nocturnal environment. Hopefully reminding us that the simple act of moving alongside one another in a pitch black, laser-guided club space hasn’t changed that much... 


                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Matt says: One of two EPs dropping this week from our friends at Red Laser. EP12 has been hyped ta fuck at the crews parties for the last 12 months, waiting an eternity at the plants to get pressed. Here it is, for all to enjoy - dancers will recognize the tracks fromt'floor already but for newcomers - quintessential Manctalo movements here taking the firm into the next decade quite nicely. If you know you know!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Kid Machine - Only Machines Allowed 
                                                                                                      2. Count Van Delicious - I Wonder How Flemming Dalum Is Doing?
                                                                                                      3. Ste Spandex - Edit 2 (2021 Re-Pop) 
                                                                                                      4. Ernesto Harmon - Search For 

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Dreadzone Presents Dubwiser Volume Two

                                                                                                        This edition strikes a darker contrast with the sunnier aspects of Volume One. Lockdown restrictions with minimal contact led to creating new projects remotely which come together here on the second instalment in the compilation series of the wider Dreadzone fold. Greg Dread’s online live sessions over the 18 months brought about a positive energy from all the people tuning in to the music. They became the inspiration for this album which grew out of that time.

                                                                                                        Dreadzone’s remix of the Megative cover of Big Audio Dynamite’s Sightsee MC feat. Mick Jones on guitar, Don Letts on vocals and Leo Williams on bass sets the tone for a more eclectic edition of Dubwiser. Collaborations, remixes and artists own tracks make for a stellar line up on Volume Two - Emily Capell, Italian dub maestro Gaudi, Professor Skank, Bazil, Sub Mantra, Dubmatix and Dreadzone all feature on this new compilation.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1. Megative - Sightsee MC Feat. Soom T & Don Letts (Dreadzone Remix)
                                                                                                        A2. Dreadzone & Emily Capell - Dread Town
                                                                                                        A3. Professor Skank & Dreadzone Feat. Earl 16 - Meaning Of Love
                                                                                                        B1. Dreadzone Feat. Emma Gillespie - Ride On (For Loki)
                                                                                                        B2. Gaudi & Dreadzone Feat. Earl 16 - Boundary
                                                                                                        B3. Emily Capell & Dreadzone - Flamingo (Dubmatix Remix)
                                                                                                        C1. Dreadzone & Bazil - Take The Dread Pill
                                                                                                        C2. Bazil - Change
                                                                                                        C3. Professor Skank - For The Money
                                                                                                        D1. Emily Capell - Bombs To The Beatles (Dreadzone Remix Feat. Spee)
                                                                                                        D2. Sub Mantra & Professor Skank Feat. Spee - The Captain
                                                                                                        D3. Sub Mantra - Serenity (Tim Bran Mix)

                                                                                                        More essential wonky world dance music from the Disco Hamam crew! Rune Lindbaek celebrates the exotic scents of "Hashish" with a serpentine belly dance ritual that unpacks a whole suitcase of Eastern goodness onto the stage. Tushen Rai plugs in for some leftfield new wave business, a thousand miles away from New York or London. Next up, a beguiling Turkish cover of "Gimme The Nite" by Paralel Disko which gives George serious competition in the knicker department. Afacan Sound System then close of proceedings with a vibrant cross-cultural jam which closes off the hostel rave nicely.

                                                                                                        Limited copes as always travellers! 


                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                        Matt says: Exotic sonic scents from the well trusted Disco Hamam firm. Worth the entrance for the "Gimme The Nite" cover, but it's the belly dancing anthem, "Hashish" that has me rolling around the floor in reckless abandon.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1. Rune Lindbaek - Hashish
                                                                                                        A2. Tushen Raï - Balü
                                                                                                        B1. Paralel Disko - Gimme The Nite
                                                                                                        B2. Afacan Sound System - Oriental

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        12 Compost Disco Years

                                                                                                          For the 12 years Compost Disco we providing a massive package of 15 exclusive, previously unreleased tracks. A brilliant cocktail of disco-ish tunes by Dimitri From Paris and DJ Rocca, AN-2, Mark E, Ed Lee, Manuel Tur, Chocolate Garage Production, Velmondo, Ron Deacon and some other suspect alter egos. Destined for the sunset crew, for the hip shaking, for the gym, for those, who are open minded with disco anyways, for more parties, last but not least for salvation.
                                                                                                          The variety range across the floor from boogie, italo, new wave, classic soulful, balearic, neo-disco, housey, downbeat, fusion, garage, to tech-disco. Tasty, hypnotizing and emotional.

                                                                                                          A big shout-out, respect and thanks goes to Benjamin Röder, who does all the fantastic artwork for the 25 Compost Disco releases. Well, more to come soon.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Chocolate Garage Productions - Rock
                                                                                                          2. Ed Lee - You Are The Star (Extended Dub) [feat. Allison David]
                                                                                                          3. AN-2 - Sunburnt
                                                                                                          4. Ed Lee - I Am Someone (Moodorama Mix) [feat. Allison David]
                                                                                                          5. Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca - The Compass Point
                                                                                                          6. Ron Deacon - Killersong
                                                                                                          7. Manuel Tur - S6 Hansaring
                                                                                                          8. Mark E - I'm Your Eversion
                                                                                                          9. Sharp 9 - Sped Up
                                                                                                          10. Chocolate Garage Productions - Disco (Ah Ha)
                                                                                                          11. Velmondo & Priorat - Out Of Here (feat. Jonny Spencer)
                                                                                                          12. Kovi - The Beginning Of A New End
                                                                                                          13. Imperial Porcelain - Tulip Moon
                                                                                                          14. Chocolate Garage Productions - I Like It
                                                                                                          15. Grosso Modo - New York Biscuit (Guitar Version)

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Undeniable Grooves Pt. 3

                                                                                                          Since 2002 2TUF-4U Records has been a crucial outlet for Karl 'Tuff Jam' Brown's own productions, as well as stable for a growing hub of talented artists.

                                                                                                          Continuing their 20th birthday celebrations, the label offer up a heavy hitting compilation 12" with six of the label's artists contributing tracks. Beginning with the shoulder-dropped excellence of Don Oliver's "Better"; Barbara Tucker's vocal garage track is taken to the bass bins with a tasteful UKG dub.

                                                                                                          DIY's "Jump Dub" gets a crucial Chris Mack mix, keeping the UKG flavour with fresh vocal chops, sampled scratches and a bumpety, highly swung groove.

                                                                                                          Rocford's "Need U Dub" & Suburban Science's "Coolthamenta" contain some of that urgent US flavour that Todd Edwards pioneered so well, whilst Local Dubz concludes the package with a proper bassline beast. 


                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Matt says: From from Karl 'Tuff Jam' Brown's vaults! A jam packed six tracker taking on UKG, bassline and straight up garage. Boob tube and pink champagne not included.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. Don Oliver Feat. Barbara Tucker - Better (UK Dubzz Mix)
                                                                                                          A2. D.I.Y. - Jump Dub (Chris Mack Groove Mix)
                                                                                                          A3. Rocford - Need U Dub
                                                                                                          B1. Jay Ward - Lift Me
                                                                                                          B2. Suburban Science - Coolthamenta (Statix Dub)
                                                                                                          B3. Local Dubz - M1 North

                                                                                                          Open Space Club Tools is back with another versatile pack of useful machinery. Sticky drum beats and tricky rhythms for the explorative club deejay. Volume 2 features a wide range of club styles from Korean prodigy Mogwaa, Miami’s best kept secret Bong Soup, New York heavyweight Will Dimaggio, and Canadian-turned-Berliner Logan Sturrock aka FlØrist.

                                                                                                          It's a thirst quenching hit of quirky yet technical club-focussed production prowess; rightfully garnering traction at the freakiest warehouse / squat parties of dance music global village. 


                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Matt says: Nice to see Florist back on the dials via new alias Logan Sturrock. "Kekschen" is a deep bass glider that'll crossover into any face-paced DJ set with its sumptuous textures and hypnotic groove.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. Mogwaa - Sin Chamba No Gana
                                                                                                          A2. Bong Soup - Dr. Eggman
                                                                                                          B1. Will Dimaggio - Yep Yep (Beat)
                                                                                                          B2. Logan Sturrock - Kekschen

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol. I - Deep, Heavy And Beautiful Jazz From Japan 1968-1984

                                                                                                          Universounds, HMV Record Shop and 180g team up for an exceptional release: from blazing hard bop to free jazz, to introspective saxophone solos and massive big band sounds, renowned Japanese jazz expert Yusuke Ogawa presents an essential 14 track collection of "WaJazz" music taken from the Nippon Columbia vaults. Featuring Jiro Inagaki, Minoru Muraoka, Hiroshi Suzuki, Hozan Yamamoto, Count Buffalo, Takeshi Inomata, and much more!

                                                                                                          "Japanese jazz has been recognized and celebrated by music lovers worldwide for decades. The origins of this trend may be traced back to the rare groove movement that flourished in the 1990s, but its current deep and wide popularity seems to be connected to the fact that Japanese people have been reevaluating their own jazz since the mid-2000s, locally referred to as WaJazz ("Wa" meaning Japan but also theShōwa emperor period, from 1926 to 1989). Since the beginning of the 2000s, there has been a growing trend to move away from the DJ-focused perspective and to appreciate jazz with a deeper understanding. Nowadays, there is more and more interest in the background and roots in which jazz has developed in Japan, with Japanese jazz as a whole now considered as its own distinctive genre.

                                                                                                          Of course, even if we speak about "WaJazz" as one genre, there is a truly wide variety of styles within it. However, when Japanese musicians play, there is something uniquely Japanese flowing through that creates a kind of synergy. It may be the melody, the rhythm, or even something deeper, like an inexpressible flicker. I would be happy if some of its charms and secrets emerge from the fourteen tracks included in this collection." (Yusuke Ogawa)

                                                                                                          Yusuke Ogawa has been running the Universounds store in Tokyo since 2001, specializing in jazz and second-hand, rare, and collector records. He is also a reissue supervisor, label manager, DJ, and music writer. Known for his vast musical knowledge, eye for detail, and archival skills, Ogawa has worked on more than 250 reissues and compilations – including the highly praised Deep Jazz Reality and Project Re:Vinyl series. He is the co-author of the Wa-Jazz Disc Guide and the Independent Black Jazz of America books.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys - Sakura Sakura
                                                                                                          2. Minoru Muraoka With New Jazz Players - Muraiki
                                                                                                          3. Count Buffalo &The Jazz Rock Band - Mago-Uta
                                                                                                          4. Kiyoshi Sugimoto Quartet - D-51
                                                                                                          5. Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Adult's Day
                                                                                                          6. Soul Media - Breeze
                                                                                                          7. George Otsuka - Sea View
                                                                                                          8. Hozan Yamamoto, Masahiko Togashi & Yosuke Yamashita - Breath Prologue
                                                                                                          9. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - Do It!
                                                                                                          10. Hiroshi Suzuki - Romance
                                                                                                          11. Masahiko Sato - Tochi Mo Kurumi Mo Fukiotose
                                                                                                          12. Masahiko Togashi - Fourth Expression
                                                                                                          13. Takeshi Inomata & Sound Ltd. - Mustache (Live)
                                                                                                          14. Takeo Moriyama - Watarase

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Music For KO

                                                                                                            There are very few artists that could compete with the Erased Tapes roster when it comes to throught provoking, modern classical music in the 21st century, and this latest four-track compilation sees them pulling together some of the most effective and beautful pieces from any of their respective catalogues. 

                                                                                                            We kick things off with the static music-concrete stillness of 'Fernweh' by Hatis Noit. Slowly pulled synth swells and abstracted twinkling bells are joined by the odd hit of percussion, focusing the disparate organic strands into something cohesive and anchored. It swims with the spirit of Japanese ambient music, but with a little more elctronic interruption and crackling glitched stereo sweeps. 

                                                                                                            Masayoshi fujita follows things up with 'Led By A Blue Bird Into The Mountain', drawing melody out of snapping woody hits and organic animalistic wails.There are moments of stillness, but the main refrain here is wrought out of these moments of incidental percussion and the syncopation of a number of elements, crafting melody through reptition. 

                                                                                                            Ryan Lee West has always been one of my favourites and sees him here in superb form, abstracting melodies and rhythms with a mix of the vigour of his early years ('Howl' was a particular favourite of mine, and you can still hear the echoes of it here) and the more arty, stretched-out post-club haze. 

                                                                                                            This is all before the stunning closer from Daniel Thorne 'Outline Of A Distant Memory' which sees a fractured, world ending static a-la Hecker meet headfirst  with shadowy strings and what could easily be described as a sort of  'train coming out of the fog' rhythmic foundation. It's a wonderful end to a superb compilation, and more evidence (if any were needed) that Erased Tapes are *still* one of the greatest labels around. 

                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Barry says: A stunning collection of off-piste ambience and drones from some of the greatest artists working in the avant-garde field today, for one of the greatest labels presenting it. Thoroughly brilliant.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Fernweh - Hatis Noit
                                                                                                            2. Led By A Blue Bird Into The Mountain - Masayoshi Fujita
                                                                                                            3. Under Waves, Ascending - Rival Consoles
                                                                                                            4. Outline Of A Distant Memory - Daniel Thorne

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            Selectors Choice Vol 2

                                                                                                              Selectors Choice is a collection of Reggae tunes from some of the best producers and artists cut to limited edition vinyl. The 7"s feature new releases, remixes and classics that deserve to be repressed and tunes that have never been pressed to vinyl.

                                                                                                              The 12"s concentrate on compiling tracks of the same riddim that have never been released together that include unreleased versions and brand new releases.

                                                                                                              They are specifically catered for any Reggae collector, selector and DJ.

                                                                                                              This release features the Rasta anthem ‘Picture on the Wall’ by the Natural ites by the dub and the vocal and dubs for I Want Your Love

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. The Naturalites & Realistics – Picture On The Wall
                                                                                                              2. The Realistics - Picture On The Wall Dub
                                                                                                              3. The Naturalites & Realistics – I Want Your Love
                                                                                                              4. The Realistics - I Want Your Love Dub

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              DJ Kicks - Cinthie

                                                                                                                Following her debut album on Aus in 2020, Berlin’s Cinthie marks another milestone in her career delivering the latest installment of the esteemed DJ-Kicks compilation series for !K7 Records.

                                                                                                                Berlin-based producer, DJ, record store owner and head honcho of numerous labels, Cinthie, has long been a key figure in the House scene. Her career in the industry dates back decades, working behind the desk of a record store in Saarbrücken near Frankfurt and as a resident DJ at several clubs in the city.

                                                                                                                Now in 2022 the highly acclaimed artist has well and truly cemented herself as a driving force for the contemporary house scene, releasing material on the likes of her own 803 Crystal Grooves, Aus, Shall Not Fade, Key Vinyl and taking crates from Tokyo to Paris, London, Amsterdam and beyond with her DJ sets as well as regular appearances on her home turf and clubbing mecca, Berlin.

                                                                                                                Cinthie feels like "DJ-Kicks is a milestone in every artist’s career’’ and told us “When putting my track list together, I wanted to make sure to shine a light on my old heroes as well as the new kids in the game”.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                CD TRACKLIST **unreleased / Exclusive
                                                                                                                01 Terrence Parker - I Love The Way You Hold Me (TP’s Bangin’ House Re-Edit)
                                                                                                                02 Niles Cooper - Oldtown Dub
                                                                                                                03 Shinichiro Yokota - Time Lapse
                                                                                                                04 Sandile - Jammin And Slammin **
                                                                                                                05 Cinthie - Organ (DJ-Kicks) **
                                                                                                                06 HDSN - I House You But Love
                                                                                                                07 Amir Alexander - Blessed Are The Meek
                                                                                                                08 UC Beatz - Crash Nerd **
                                                                                                                09 Lis Sarroca - Maravella **
                                                                                                                10 Ruff Stuff - Trim On (Dirty V) **
                                                                                                                11 Camion Bazar - YLB
                                                                                                                12 Anil Aras - Flat Pack **
                                                                                                                13 Adryiano - Non Stop
                                                                                                                14 Paul Johnson - Y All Stole Them Dances
                                                                                                                15 Ben Hauke - Ain’t Bad
                                                                                                                16 Logic 1000 - I Won’t Forget
                                                                                                                17 Boo Williams - Emergency Tech **
                                                                                                                18 St. David - I See U' Movin **
                                                                                                                19 BMW - Jump Around **
                                                                                                                20 Gloved Hands - Given Up
                                                                                                                21 Amy Dabbs - Flexin
                                                                                                                22 Felipe Gordon Feat. Bob The Egoist - Please Don't Go **
                                                                                                                23 Anna Wall - The Storm Ends

                                                                                                                2LP TRACKLIST **unreleased / Exclusive
                                                                                                                A1 Cinthie - Organ (DJ-Kicks) **
                                                                                                                A2 HDSN - I House You But Love
                                                                                                                B1 Sandile - Jammin And Slammin **
                                                                                                                B2 Anil Aras - Flat Pack **
                                                                                                                C1 St. David - I See U' Movin **
                                                                                                                C2 UC Beatz - Crash Nerd
                                                                                                                D1 Ruff Stuff - Trim On (Dirty V) **
                                                                                                                D2 Felipe Gordon Feat. Bob The Egoist - Please Don't Go **

                                                                                                                Prime Direct Distribution are proud to welcome Africa Seven’s mighty A7 Edits label to our exclusive roster. Their sought-after official edit series takes in three more obscure Afro-disco gems from Africa Seven’s extensive vaults, reworking them for the modern dance floor.

                                                                                                                For their 5th release, Monologues Records and Sterns Edits head Ben Gomori kicks things off, working his magic on Oby Onyioha’s Nigerian disco boogie bomb ‘Enjoy Your Life’ giving it a heavyweight club makeover.

                                                                                                                Next up, Isle of Jura bossman, Kevin Griffiths aka Jura Soundsystem gives the Togolese tastiness of Afia Mala - ‘Koma’ some Balearic dub loving.

                                                                                                                Last stop on the journey, D Tourn, gives Eko’s Cameroon slice of sunshine, ‘Bowa Nga Ngebe’ from the 1979 Funky Disco Music album, a delectable dance floor edit.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A1. Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life (Ben Gomori's New Lease Of Life Edit)
                                                                                                                B1. Afia Mala - Koma (Jura Soundsystem Dub)
                                                                                                                B2. Eko - Bowa Nga Ngebe (D Tourn Edit)

                                                                                                                Various Artists

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

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

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

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


                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                  Latest volume of the Future Bubblers series - the 9 track compilation is a musically diverse collection of tracks, fusing genres that span across electronic, alt-R&B, alt-hip-hop, spoken word, neo-soul, jazz and beyond. Spanning just under 40 minutes, Future Bubblers 5.0 is an extremely impressive assemblage of talent who have all delivered top-shelf singles - the compilation embodies the spirit of the musicians as well as the team behind Future Bubblers.

                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                  Millie says: Future Bubblers are back with their fifth instalment on the Brownswood label, not afraid to be different and showcase talent that deserves a platform. This has it all - Hip Hop, Nu Jazz and Afrobeat to name a few. V much enjoying it on the turntable this morning.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Magoya - The Most Beautiful Lie Feat. Ella Knight.
                                                                                                                  2. Mark Cake - Hoon
                                                                                                                  3. Ella Knight - It Don't Matter
                                                                                                                  4. NeOne The Wonderer - Nose Dive
                                                                                                                  5. Conrad Ellis - Make It Last
                                                                                                                  6. Damos Room - Soft Bodied (Widow's Reprise)
                                                                                                                  7. Shakira Alleyne - Floating Soul
                                                                                                                  8. Madi Saskia - Fast Or Slow
                                                                                                                  9. Griz-O & JSSO Project - Tabou Remix Feat. Kalliope

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Fabric Presents Leon Vynehall

                                                                                                                    Leon Vynehall follows his second album Rare, Forever that landed in many of 2021’s Best Album charts with a spot on the ‘fabric presents’ series. His mix bursts with exclusives from collaborators Skee Mask, Or:la, Gaunt, Avon Blume and Ehua, and his own ‘Sugar Slip (The Lick) that merges a garagey bassline with euphoric moments of 90s trance. The compilation opens with a spoken word introduction from Wesley Joseph, and proceeds effortlessly through ambient from artists Zebrablood and Newworldaquarium, hip-hop (from Wax), breakbeat, the dense dub of Mala and the Afro-Portuguese edge of house with tracks from Bubas Produçoes and A.k.Adrix. Vynehall displays his unique ability to weave together different genres and textures in a way that is technically fascinating while still warm and very listenable.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    CD:
                                                                                                                    1. Leon Vynehall - Climb Into The Cistern Ft Wesley Joseph [Vynehall Ltd]
                                                                                                                    2. Zebrablood - Whatcomesup96 [Youth]
                                                                                                                    3. Newworldaquarium - Star Power [NWAQ]
                                                                                                                    4. Low Jack - Virgin Traff 22 [Editions Gravats]
                                                                                                                    5. Lady Blacktronika - Good Dick [Kinda Soul Recordings]
                                                                                                                    6. Mute - Never [Running Back]
                                                                                                                    7. Louise Bock - Horologic [Geographic North]
                                                                                                                    8. Or:la - Allaballa [Or:la]
                                                                                                                    9. Pole - Überfahrt [Pole]
                                                                                                                    10. Gombeen & Doygen - D'Americana
                                                                                                                    11. Round Four - Found A Way [Main Street]
                                                                                                                    12. Woo - Wah Bass [The Sunshine Series]
                                                                                                                    13. Mosca - This Branch Is Weak [Twin System]
                                                                                                                    14. Steevio - Syzygy [Wisdom Teeth]
                                                                                                                    15. A2 - Midsummer Misery [Them Vs Us Records / Cloud X]
                                                                                                                    16. DJ Deep & Traumer - La Valle La B (La Deep Mix) [Rekids]
                                                                                                                    17. DB Selective - Dub Train [VIP Records]
                                                                                                                    18. Wax - Switch [1up]
                                                                                                                    19. Hagan - FWD [Push & Run]
                                                                                                                    20. Bubas Produçoes - Padjinha Pt 3 [Club Yeke]
                                                                                                                    21. A.k.Adrix - FL Studio, Obrigado [Príncipe Discos]
                                                                                                                    22. Skee Mask - Untitled 279 [Skee Mask]
                                                                                                                    23. Avon Blume - South Bermo [Avon Blume]
                                                                                                                    24. Sector Y - Road To World Cup [Booma Collective]
                                                                                                                    25. Innersphere Aka Shinedoe - Phunk [Intacto Records]
                                                                                                                    26. Gaunt - Raw Cartoon [3 OH EN]
                                                                                                                    27. Piero Umiliani (Zalla) - Produzione [Liuto Edizioni Musicali]
                                                                                                                    28. Commodo - Scabz [Sector 7 Sounds]
                                                                                                                    29. Leon Vynehall - Sugar Slip (The Lick) [Vynehall Ltd]
                                                                                                                    30. Mala - Misty Winter Ft. Crazy D [I&I Music]
                                                                                                                    31. Ehua - Helios [Ehua]
                                                                                                                    32. N-ERGY - The Mad 808 [Global Warming Records]
                                                                                                                    33. Ana Roxanne - Suite Pour L'Invisible [Kranky]

                                                                                                                    Vinyl:
                                                                                                                    A1 - Leon Vynehall - Sugar Slip (The Lick)
                                                                                                                    A2 - Or:la - Allaballa
                                                                                                                    B1 - Skee Mask - Untitled 279
                                                                                                                    B2 - Ehua - Helios
                                                                                                                    C1 - Avon Blume - South Bermo
                                                                                                                    C2 - Gaunt - Raw Cartoon
                                                                                                                    D1 - Piero Umiliani (Zalla) - Produzione
                                                                                                                    D2 - Ana Roxanne - Suite Pour L’Invisible 

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Welcome To Paradise: Italian Dream House 90-94 Vol 3

                                                                                                                      Wooahh! Outta nowhere comes the third installment of this now cult-adored series. Over the first two volumes, Safe Trip have treated us to the dreamy and heavenly side of Italian house music - and now they're back with another double disc set of cushion soft and cerebrum tickling house music from the Med. 

                                                                                                                      First press of this new edition, featuring a who's who of Italian talent - Jacy, Optik, Leo Anibaldi, Cosmic Galaxy & Don Carlos to name a few - it really is an allstar cast!




                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Jacy - Resounding Seashell
                                                                                                                      2. Optik - Illusion
                                                                                                                      3. Leo Anibaldi - Universal
                                                                                                                      4. Green Baize - Tramp Heart
                                                                                                                      5. Deep Choice - Children Trip
                                                                                                                      6. Deep Blue - Deep Blue (The Inner Part Of Me)
                                                                                                                      7. Cosmic Galaxy - Walkin' On The Moon
                                                                                                                      8. Golem - Sun City
                                                                                                                      9. Lonely Dance - Sweet Pieces"(alternative Mix)
                                                                                                                      10. Neurostate - Dance To The House (unreleased Edit)
                                                                                                                      11. Don Carlos - Ouverture


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