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Huge Colombian Felito Records compilation! Includes bonus DVD of the Colombian Gold documentary, which digs deep into the heritage of Colombian music. . Tucked away deep in the heart of Barranquilla’s infamous city center stands the remains of one of the most important record labels of Colombia’s Musica Tropical scene: Felito Records. Selected and dug up and out by Sanjay Agarawi.
This best of compilation features a blistering set of heavy cuts with deep indigenous undertones expressed in a stellar array of hybrid tropical sounds…. Established in the late 1970s by Don Felix Butron, Felito records became a powerhouse for the recording and preservation of afro indigenous rhythms in Colombia’s Caribbean coast. From its conception to its heydays in the 1980s and ‘90s, Felito Records produced and recorded some of the most prolific music at the time, pioneering a new and innovative sound that captured the rich diversity existing in Colombia’s Caribbean region. 

Nu-disco hero 80s Child has come a long way since Masterworks Vol 1, the inaugural release on his Masterworks label a year and a half ago. Now we have the follow-up and the first of two parts it reveals how the label's sound has grown featuring tracks by Marsupials, Soultronic & Kiu D, Platzdasch & Mystep.


Tivoli Trax started as a Multiplex series paying tribute to local artists connected to Kong’s Mantra night club, while it was based in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens. The first 1996 EP was followed in ’97 by Vol. 2 and finally by a 12 track CD compilation in ’98. In 2018 we are bringing back this iconic tribute to amazing Copenhagen based producers with Tivoli Trax vol. 3!

To bridge the twenty years gap, the first track is an original Hüebsch Originators production from ’98. This deep techno track was released on the Tivoli Trax CD, and we are delighted to finally be able to present it on wax. The duo also released the Evanouir EP on Multiplex in ’97. Secondly we have the beautiful “Bodies” by Vassdrag, a Norwegian word for a river system and the Multiplex alias of a well-known Copenhagen producer, who’s been releasing on a quintessential techno imprint since 2010.

B From E aka. Frej Levin, a rising star on the Danish scene and known for releases on Copenhagen Underground Posse and Tartelet Records, delivers classic, atmospheric, deep house in the form of “No Memory”. The last track is “Nightwave” by Dennis Uprock, better known as dub-techno producer Resoe of Baum Records, Echocord and Pattern Repeat. A prolific producer of multiple genres. He has used his “Uprock” moniker when playing house music since the mid-90s.

In 1981 Lee Michaels founded the Hot Mix 5, a DJ team originating from Chicago consisting of Mickey 'Mixin' Oliver, Farley 'Jackmaster Funk', Ralphi 'Rockin' Rosario, Kenny 'Jammin' Jason and Scott 'Smokin' Silz.

The Chicago House Music scene exploded as the Hot Mix 5 show and BMX became the No.1 Radio show in Chicago by airing a new sound called house. Collectively with their unique turntable skills and radio persona a genre emerged. These guys broke nearly every Chicago House record we know today. From this show the first true superstar DJs emerged and are credited with turning Chicago and the rest of the world onto this new sound.

The individuals featured here are pivotal in laying the foundations for the domination of house music around the world today.

They went onto launch Hot Mix 5 records, a stunning label with a dazzling roster of artists releasing worldwide hit after hit, that have stood the test of time.Thelabel will see its catalogue released on London's Midnight Riot, featuring tracks, remixes, edits and collaborations with the likes of Larry Heard, DJ Pierre, Ashley Beedle, Ron Basejam, Severino, Pete Herbert, Rayko, Yam Who?, Kiko Navarro, Leo Zero, Fingerman, 80's Child and Jaegerossa.

The city of Chicago recognised the Hot Mix 5's contribution to the creation of house music and honoured them by presenting each member with an individual street named after them and in addition a street called 'Hot Mix 5 Way'.

Various Artists

Duppy Gun Productions Vol. 1 - Multiply

    Duppy Gun Productions is an Outer-Orbit Dancehall label founded and operated by Cameron Stallones (Sun Araw) and M. Geddes Gengras after their inspiring work with The Congos. Producing and curating riddims from a growing family of Duppy Gun producers, Stallones and M. Geddes Gengras ferry them to Jamaica and record vocalists wherever they are able to find talent and an electrical outlet. Includes production from Peaking Lights, Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, Matthewdavid, and more.

    Various Artists

    Shir Khan Presents Black Jukebox 24

    Another selection of tracks from Mr. Khan's Black Jukebox. Solo outing this time round from Hurlee who provides some excellent twists on the Shir Khan / terrace house formula. 

    As usual, one off pressing and limited to 300 copies. Shir Khan is one of the most collectable house label's going so you need to get your order in quick to ensure a piece of the pie. 

    tunning compilation from Invisible, Inc featuring Laraaji, K Leimer, Secret Circuit and Tonto's Expanding Head Band!

    “The story begins in 2006.

    That summer I developed somewhat of an obsession with Tonto’s Expanding Head Band after having seen them perform at the Big Chill festival that year. The music blew my mind. Later upon my return to civilisation and the ensuing 'research' which then began in earnest I became as much blown away by the enormous T.O.N.T.O. (The Original New Timbral Orchestra) modular synthesizer that had created the music as I was by the music itself. Built in the early '70s, it's still the largest synthesizer around today. With the live show still resonating in my head I tracked down everything Tonto had ever recorded. One of these tracks was an obscure outtake from the time T.O.N.T.O.’s creators, Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff, were producing and engineering for Stevie Wonder in the ‘70s(https://youtu.be/wuaSzFf7yq0). The track, Bittersweet, only ever appeared on a highly limited self-released CD put together to coincide with their appearance at the Big Chill. Consequently I featured it on a few mixes I did over the years and invariably I’d be asked “what’s that track?” by those with an ear for something unique. And invariably these same people, many of them DJs, would turn away disgruntled when I informed them it was CD only. Although I didn't know it at the time, the seed was definitely sown for this vinyl compilation that you now hold in your hands.

    I first contacted Malcolm Cecil in 2015 not long after Invisible, Inc. had launched with a proposal to putting the track out. There was always the question of what else would go on the record alongside Bittersweet? More Tonto tracks? Tracks by other artists? Other reissues? New material like the Invisible Family series? Or should it be just a single sided colour vinyl 12” celebrating the majesty of this wonderful piece of otherworldly yet emotive downtempo synthesizer funk?

    As time rolled steadily onwards I realised at the end of 2017 that the 20th Invisible, Inc. release (a fair landmark for a small independent label) would soon be upon us.

    I’d always thought of celebrating reaching the 10th, 20th, 30th release with a mix CD using tracks from the back catalogue.....but by the time INVINC 10 came around I'd missed the boat. I decided I wouldn’t let commemorating the 20th release slip me by and a compilation seemed the most fitting way to do this...and why not go the whole hog and spread it across two discs, house it in a gatefold sleeve and turn it into something rather special?

    It took three years. From first contacting Malcolm in 2015, until shortly after his 81st birthday in January 2018, that we agreed to reissue the track on vinyl! The timing was perfect.

    The hunt then began for other music to compliment Bittersweet. I'd heard some remixes legendary cosmic DJ Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi had done of '80s synth pop/electronic founding father Richard Bone that had appeared digitally that I immediately thought would fit the bill. Likewise I'd heard an astonishing collaboration between psychedelic techno/dub duo log(m) (formerly Legion Of Green Men) and ambient pioneer Laraaji that seemed greater than the sum of its parts (keep an eye out for a double album from this melding of minds in early 2019). K. Leimer was another hero of mine, active since the '70s, who I'd been in touch with for a few years. We'd never managed to get a full album off the ground so I was thoroughly over the moon to get a contribution from him for this compilation. Many emails and Skype calls later and the rest all fell into place. I'm so proud to be able to also feature the music of Baikonour (another long time favourite), Eva Geist with Epsilove, Randweg, Causa, Ulysses, and of course those that have already appeared on Invisible, Inc. previously: the inimitable Secret Circuit, Sordid Sound System, Komodo Kolektif, Higamos Hogamos presents Spacerocks, Bal5000, Natural Sugars and Bronze Savage. I couldn't have done it without these people, many of them on board from the very beginning and who I love and respect all the more for it. Invisible, Inc. wouldn't be what it is now if it weren't for them.

    That being said, “Lost Transmissions From The Off-World Territories” is just a tiny fragment of some of the amazing music available to us today. I urge you to further explore the artists represented here. Some of them have a body of work surprisingly different from the piece of music you are listening to right now. I'll let you go down the rabbit hole yourself. This process is fun if you like a good dig....but beyond that is that every so often you'll find something, as I have done, that'll completely take your breath away and move you to marvel at what an incredible world we're living in; where music can express our most abstract thoughts and deepest feelings in a way that words could never do. Enjoy!

    Peace and love

    GK Machine

    15 May 2018”

    The H O T new EP on Black Booby featuring more DAT digouts from Mr Gene Hunt (Chicago, MusicBox, Relief, Rush Hour, TRAX, LA Club Resource etc) Stretch Silvester with Terry Farley (Boys Own, Roach Motel, Faith, Farley&Heller etc) AND an exclusive remix from Mr K Alexi Shelby/KKlassik (Transmat, TRAX, DJAXup Beats, Power Music, Moody, Chiwax etc)

    Juvenile Delinquent’s Jukebox gathers together tracks (91 on 3xCD / 36 on 2xLP) featured in the films of John Waters. “To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about”, opines Waters. “If someone vomits watching one of my films, it’s like getting a standing ovation. But one must remember that there is such a thing as good bad taste and bad bad taste.” From as early as Mondo Trasho (1969), the American film director has made substantial use of the music of his youth, music that ranges from wholesome ’50s popular vocalists, to rhythm & blues, doo wop, rock & roll and the dance crazes of the early ’60s. Early pop authority Lucky Parker has compiled 91 examples for Juvenile Delinquent’s Jukebox, as well as providing a fascinating essay, which charts Waters’ formative years and his early experiments with short film, leading to notoriety with transgressive cult movies like Pink Flamingos and eventual mainstream success with Hairspray and Cry-Baby.

    Whether it be as film director, screenwriter, actor, author, stand-up comedian, visual artist or art collector, the perennially pencil-moustachioed John Waters has been pushing the boundaries of good taste and poking fun at America’s idealised image of itself for over fifty years. Given the furore which surrounded his notorious breakthrough feature, Pink Flamingos, it’s almost inconceivable that Waters has so seamlessly infiltrated mainstream pop culture - albeit unintentionally, with multi-million dollar-grossing movies such as the family friendly Hairspray - to become respectable. Drawing on seven of his celebrated movies, Juvenile Delinquent’s Jukebox serves as both a soundtrack to his extraordinary oeuvre, and also a rollercoaster ride through the popular music – at turns wholesome, rebellious and frivolous - of the ’50s and ’60s.


    Volume 4 "Sound of the Summer EP " from Tropical Disco Edits crew brings in the summertime with 4 expertly crafted cuts, each perfectly tailored for the discerning disco dance floor.

    Tropical Disco Edits are pleased to present their latest member of the family, Moodena who premieres on the label with his summer groove "Strawberry Jam" a jazzy disco fusion with tinges of George Benson, sure to sweeten up any dance floor. Tropical Disco Edits boss Sartorial comes in with two jazz funk rollers in "Feel It" and "Electric Lane", with both tracks having his signature sound that just makes you wont to shake your booty! Finally, "Got You the Floor" sees Simon Kennedy team up with Sartorial to produce a classic groovin Tropical Disco track - a real favourite with in the Tropical Disco family!

    After last years excellent discoveries from Volume 1, another batch of ‘lost’ and unreleased Dutch (cassette) material is coming back to the future. For this sequel we dug deep into the Dutch lowlands and again found some independent music that’s still relevant today. In the process we met even more amazing musicians and heard great stories from a distant-not-so-distant past. Expect a wide palette of DIY and experimental sounds by artists from Groningen, Zwolle, Arnhem, The Hague, Rotterdam, Tilburg and Deurne. Volume 2 will also feature a beautifully designed inlay with liner notes in Dutch and English.

    Mastered by Wouter Brandenburg, designed by Steele Bonus and compiled by Mark van de Maat. 

    A shimmering piece of gold - Discos Dorados is a 4 track VA e.p. brought to our shores by the Lovedancing adventurers.

    Felipe Gordon & Vagabundo Club Social open up the e.p. marrying dreamy arps and luscious Rhodes stabs, with tribal-esque chanting to create an exotic, bubbling groover. Eddie C then ramps up the disco flavour with his Stomp Mix of the original introducing a phased upbeat hook and choice horn samples, isolating out elements before unleashing a killer keys solo over the top.

    Flip it and Sleazy Mcqueen & Vagabundo Club Social bring the heat with 'Chips Y Salsoul', blending jazzy chords and echoed out trumpets evocative of a Mexican fiesta after one too many tequilas. To close it out Eddie C rides off into the sunset sampling a vocal dialogue that wouldn't be out of place on a Moodymann record, alongside succulent strings and crisp percussion - reminiscent of the jazz infused, MPC laden house of the Moomin's of this world.

    Sistrum welcomes the second installment in the Genesis Tracks series. Building upon the high sonic standards set by Genesis Tracks Vol. 1 (SIS-022), Vol. 2 brings together four special cuts from Patrice Scott, Reggie Dokes, Eric Cloutier and Kai Alce. Deep enjoyment awaits.

    A1 – Patrice Scott “Seasons Change”
    Label head, Patrice Scott opens the EP right - setting the tone with a smooth excursion into lush chord stabs and deep, low end vibrations. Vintage strings ride high, while tinkling jazz keys dance amongst the waveforms, making for yet another future classic in the Sistrum lineage.

    A2 – Reggie Dokes “The Baptism”
    Mr. Reggie Dokes offers up nothing less than a baptism by sound for his contribution to Genesis Tracks Vol. 2. Reggie goes deep with reverberant rhythms and crisp synth work, crafting an interstellar afro journey of the highest order.

    B1 – Eric Cloutier “Gossamer”
    Keeping the quality at its highest, Eric Cloutier’s entry is a deep, techy mover – designed to lock the dancefloor into a hypnotic state. Drifting strings provide the foundation for highly modulated, gritty chord stabs to lead the way through the darkest of dancefloors.

    B2 – Kai Alce “Jelly”
    NDATL main man, Kai Alce rounds out the EP in fine form – stripping things back to the essentials. “Jelly” is raw, bouncy goodness, simply put. The filtered down acid-esque bassline is nothing short of a call to movement for all believers in the authentic sounds of house music.

    American rhythm & blues fervour, boosted by a multitude of sound systems playing 78rpm records on increasingly larger sets, gripped Jamaica from the late forties onwards but, by the end of the decade, the American audience began to move towards a somewhat softer sound. The driving rhythm & blues beloved on the island became increasingly hard to find and the more progressive Jamaican sound system operators, realising that they now needed to make their own music, turned to Kingston's jazz and big band musicians to record one off custom cutã discs. These were not initially intended for commercial release but designed solely for sound system play on acetate. These 'specials' soon began to eclipse the popularity of American rhythm & blues and the demand for their locally produced music proved so great that the sound system operators began to release their music commercially.
    Clementã Coxsone' Dodd, Duke Reid 'The Trojan' and Prince Buster, who operated his Voice Of The People Sound System, were among the first to establish themselves in this new role and the nascent Jamaican recording industry went into overdrive.

    Federal Records was not only the place for the sound system men to record their music but it was also where they had their records manufactured and, consequently, the company enjoyed a near total monopoly on recording and record pressing in Kingston. In 1963 Federal founder Ken Khouri sold his one track board to Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd, who established Studio One, and Ken imported the first stereo equipment to Jamaica and Federal began making stereo records

    This essential album showcase’s an amazing selection of both hits, and not so well known rarities, from the vast Federal catalogue. All tracks have been transferred direct from the master tapes and assembled with the invaluable assistance of Ken Khouri's son, Paul Khouri, who generously gave Dub Store unlimited access to the Federal tape vaults. The extensive liner notes feature extracts from extensive interviews with Paul Khouri whose knowledgeable recollections of working on Marcus Garvey Drive, not only as a producer but as an engineer and musician, are illuminating and educational, presenting an insight into the birth and growth of Federal Records and the Jamaican recording industry as a whole.


    Various Artists

    Bullet Dodge Records Compilation 4


      For BDR036, Bulletdodge release another fuel packed compilation. This time the compilation has a strong techno flavour featuring tracks by new school producers My Evil Twiin, Jan Cree, Wardy and Gavrom with remixes from heavyweights Space Djz, Orlando Voorn, Hardfloor and Detroit Grand Pubahs.

      First up is a track called Suspension of Disbelief by Bulletdodge veteran and label A & R executive Scott Johnston under his My Evil Twiin appellation. He delivers a driving stomper, that thunders out of the starting blocks with a wall of pounding hypnotic bass and radio frequency minimalism that immediately sets an aggressively dark tone.

      Remixing Suspension of Disbelief is the Space Djz, who deliver a typical Bulletdodge interpretation, keeping the synth stabs and relentless groove whilst bringing the bass right up front in an overstated, aggressive manner sure to keep everyone moving.

      Next up is producer Jan Cree who throws into the equation his minimal affliction, Tap Tu. This track pushes the release in an interesting direction. The off-kilter groove, stern percussion and precisely placed bleeps give the track a haunting feel whilst the pulsing bass and tech-house arrangement make this a potent dancefloor cut.

      Tap Tu is remixed by Orlando Voorn and perhaps conveys the most idiosyncratic Bulletdodge vibe of all the tracks on the compilation. Built upon a growling bass line, the dark and aggressive techno is intelligently contrasted with a light repetitive snare motif to give an effective sense of tension and release.

      Newcomer Wardy shows off his unique productions skills by delivering his track, Taking the Mick. The simple synth stabs and smooth brass hits are driven along by a wonderfully funky bass that shakes some air but never interferes with the warm, round sub pining the groove together. The track is rounded of by an infectious vocal that will be a sure fire hit on the dancefloor.

      Wardy also provides a dub mix along with a compelling remix from 303 legends Hardfloor. Hardfloor provide a tremendous take on the original. Bass heavy grooves and technoid percussion remain the order of the day but some interesting new elements are thrown into the mix and don’t forget their anthemic sweeps and signatory 303 acidic components that make this track a monster.

      Lastly on the compilation we have the illusive Gavrom, who indulges us with Twister, his detroit influenced work of techno wizardy. With a contagious bass line and minimal percussion it’s obvious that this track was intended for the darkest basements of underground clubs playing the deepest grooves.

      Detroit Grand Pubahs are on remix duty for Twister. Their rework is a blistering thrill from the offset, with a heavy pounding bassline and aggressive effects that allows this track to round the compilation off very nicely.

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




      FORMAT INFORMATION

      12" Info: Limited to 500 copies only.

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

      Various Artists

      Cambodia Rock Spectacular!

        Recorded in raw, bare bones conditions, mostly live and with traditional Cambodian instruments finding their place alongside found keyboards or guitars, the music of the Khmer rock musicians transformed the nightlife of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, and many years later seduced countless listeners around the world with their groovy sound. The rise to power of the anti-Western, fanatical Khmer Rouge in 1975 caused drastic and permanent changes for Cambodia. These years saw social upheaval in the form of massive famines, selective executions and a brutal campaign of genocide responsible for the deaths of an estimated two million Cambodians, many in the notorious “Killing Fields”.

        Even the most famous and beloved Khmer musicians could not escape. Sinn Sisamouth (“the Emperor of Khmer Music”), Ros Sereysothea (“The Golden Voice of the Royal Capital”), and Pan Ron met their deaths at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. The music of these honoured musicians and others live on in this exclusive collection, assembled with much love and respect for the artists who made the Khmer rock scene so thrilling. The music here is wild and anarchic, rhythmic and undulating, sometimes sweet and lyrical, but always moving.

        "Cambodia Rock Spectacular!" captures that deep soulfulness ingrained in the best music; and along with its soon-to-be-revealed sister album, "Cambodia Rock Intensified!", it is perhaps the most definitive collection of classic Cambodian rock music to appear on the scene to date.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        CD Info: New deluxe CD version packaged in hardback book with 32 bound pages filled with rare photographs and extensive background information on the Khmer rock movement.

        Great loud-pressed vinyl EP featuring a superlative selection of Brazilian boogie monsters from the early 80s. Opens with Brenda’s amazing modern funk club killer ‘Natureza Viva’, originally released on an impossible-to-find 7” and produced by Don Beto (of ‘Nossa Imaginação’ LP fame). Next is another great boogie cut ‘Alegria No Ar’ by Rosana plucked from her highly sought-after self-titled album released in 1983. Recorded with some of the best exponents of the early 80s Brazilian boogie scene including Jorjão from Banda Black Rio, Azymuth’s Mamão plus legendary duo Lincoln Olivetti and Robson Jorge, this is pure bass-heavy dancefloor dynamite. Flip over for the wonderful ‘Copacabana Sadia’ by Junior Mendes, a track also touched by the hand of the prolific Olivetti who was in charge of arrangement here producing an elegant slice of upbeat smooth jazz-funk. Title track of Mendes’ mega-rare 1982 LP, this cut simply oozes class. Last but not least is ‘Vem Fazer Glu-
        Glu’ which takes the Earth, Wind and Fire classic ‘Let’s Groove’ and ramps up the Latino disco feel taking it to a whole new dimension.

        Welcome to the Sound Of Love International 001 sampler EP complied by Gatto Fritto.

        Love International is a festival held in Tisno, Croatia now moving into its third season. Held to a soundtrack of the very best of underground dance music and running 24 hours a day - from noon to night and back through again - full circle. This series, masterminded with London’s Balearic culture website, Test Pressing, is curated by some of our favourite artists and DJs. A place for them to choose 12 records close to their heart, and with ties to the festival, that they love and what to share with the world. So to the first compiler - Gatto Fritto a.k.a Ben Williams.

        A lifetime working in the better record shops of London and Berlin and DJing in Europe’s finest underground clubs, Ben is getting the props he deserves. Put into context, although not in a box, on line-ups curated by Call Super, Ben UFO and Palms Trax the word is spreading. It’s partially testament to the increased open mindedness of younger big room crowds but far more to Gatto’s ability as a DJ and a knack for finding an undiscovered mix of music that fits.

        Ahead of Ben's stellar and skilfully selected compilation for Love International we are happy to present you with 2 special selections from the album. On the A-side we are treated to a special Gatto Fritto edit of Anaalivahie's '10.11.2012', previously only available on a limited 7" single Ben tweaks this dubbed out afro-kosmiche gem in all the right places, this special edited version will appear on this sampler only. On the B-side we have Sonny Okosun's highly sought after boogie monster 'Highlife', a truly uplifting dancefloor bomb that will undoubtedly put smiles on faces when dropped at the right time, a real Gatto Fritto tune to the core.

        Musically adventurous, disparate yet harmonious and dance floor friendly. Clever trick, clever bloke. Ladies and gentlemen this is the sound of Love International.

        Various Artists

        Shir Khan Presents Dancing & Romancing

          Shir Khan’s Exploited Recordings has always stood out as a label with serious ambitions. From the consistent quality of its prolific output to its early championing of many a dance music star to its diverse array of sounds, it has felt like a highly accomplished offering even since its earliest days. Now one of house music’s biggest labels, it has come a long way since its humble beginnings in Berlin. Dancing & Romancing gives a snapshot of the imprint’s last five years, charting its story from contender to heavyweight in stunning fashion. Label boss Shir Khan’s excellent A&R skills proceed him by this point, but taking stock of just a fraction of what he’s signed along the way in these 30 tracks really drives his reputation home. From breaking Claptone as an unknown artist to helping him become one of the biggest-selling names in dance music to introducing the world to other major players like Adana Twins, Doctor Dru and Joyce Muniz, he has unearthed a staggering amount of talent in such a short space of time.

          Browse through the label’s 150+ releases and you’ll also see an impressive plethora of acclaimed names from across the house, techno and disco sphere: Metronomy, Modeselektor, Siriusmo, Munk, Julio Bashmore, Michael Mayer, Fort Romeau, Untold, John Tejada, Phil Weeks, Riva Starr, Cosmin TRG, Freeform Five, DJ Sneak, Locked Groove, Deetron, Detroit Swindle, Acid Pauli, Ralph Lawson, Fred Falke… the list goes on and on.

          Dancing & Romancing showcases some of the label’s high points from the last half decade, attempting to provide a summary of what Exploited is all about. From resolute club bangers to tracks that sound as good on your home stereo as they do on the dancefloor, it’s a compilation that reminds us that dance music is no longer simply the preserve of the clubs but something bigger and further-reaching than it’s ever been.

          Big vocal anthems like Claptone feat. Jaw’s No Eyes and Murphy Jax feat. Mike Dunn’s Let’s Get To It sit alongside charismatic instrumentals such as dreamy Cocolores’ Vox and Urulu’s rolling 1991. Sample-heavy classics like Adana Twins’ Strange and Doctor Dru’s Voice Of Dru contrast with the cutting-edge freshness of Light Year’s Never Know and Sirens Of Lesbos’ 7 Years In Tibet. We’re reminded of the the number of excellent new vocalists who have graced the label, from Anabel Englund’s seductive tones alongside Human Life on El Diablo to Daudi Matsiko’s haunting delivery with Kyodai on Houston In The Blind.

          From nu disco to acid to melodic techno to fist-pumping house, the breadth of the label’s output is neatly encapsulated in these 30 enduring tracks. 

          Various Artists

          Blanck Mass Presents... TSCOYBT

            Death Waltz Originals are proud to present a spectacular new record curated by Blanck Mass & commissioned exclusively by the East End Film Festival, an alternative score to the 2013 film THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS, directed by Bruno Foranzi and Helene Cattet. A full-on homage to the Italian giallo films from Mario Bava and Dario Argento, the original release of the film had no original score and instead used music from existing giallo films.

            Edinburgh musician Ben Power (Blanck Mass, Fuck Buttons) devised to use this as a stage for experimentation and collaboration with several artists from across the globe. Each artist was given a scene to work with and was given complete free reign to score the scene how they wanted to, without any knowledge of what was planned for the film by the other musicians. Contributions came from Stockholm’s Roll The Dice, London’s Helm, Moon Gangs, and Phil Julian, Glasgow’s Konx-Om-Pax, and New York’s C. Spencer Yeh, as well as Blanck Mass. The end result is a fascinating score that enthrals, seduces, and terrifies in equal measure. Due to be performed live later in 2015, THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS re-score is a testament to the quality of alternative artists working today, as well as evidence of the ongoing inspiration that Italian horror continues to supply to contemporary art.

            Something Cold was formed by Justin Carver in 2009, as an ongoing live showcase for minimal-synth, coldwave, and industrial sounds in Detroit. This compilation release showcases acts who have performed at Something Cold over the years, as well as friends and allies who are no strangers to the Something Cold dance floor. Tracks by local artists Autumus, Deastro, Especially Good, YOU., and Ze Dark Park reveal the sound of decadent nightlife easily found inside the empty corridors of Detroit. Meanwhile, North America's minimal DIY synth explosion is represented by bands from east coast to west, both well-known and completely unheard of. Each selection on this LP documents the sound of the coldest and most confusing social club of Detroit; this is Something Cold.

            Teaming up with Thomas Gesthuizen, Antal digs deeper into the funk-fuelled dancefloors of 70s and 80s Surinam to serve up a set of highly collectable and rare Surinamese 45s and LP cuts. We're in disco wonderland right from the off here, throwing out mad shapes and feelings to the limber bassline, dreamy keys and boisterous brass of Steve Watson's "Born To Boogie". After that slick and shimmering slice of dancefloor soul sparkle, Antal and Thomas hit us with something a little more organic from the Jam Band 80. "Jammin' (With The Jam Band)" nods through bittersweet guitar licks, rolling bass and jazzy organ as sweet female vocals hold us close. Next up, Sonny Khoeblal rolls up those suit sleeves and takes us on a cruise-ship voyage to the jazz funk stars before Errol De La Fuente drops an uptempo disco funker in tune with the tropical disco sounds of Guy Cuevas, Michael Boothman and Stephen Encinas (Check out those squelching clavs! - acid ed.) As we slip into the second disc, Sumy lays us low with a bedroom groover, Explosion blaze through the horny Afro-disco of "Wakka Mang" and Eddie Tailor takes our breath away with the life-changing disco soul of "Love Dance". Boasting a smooth, syncopated groove, subtle bass and loved up lyrics, "Love Dance" locks us into its feel good groove straight away then proceeds to beam us into a distant dancefloor galaxy via space-age jazz synth licks and a mind altering breakdown - proper Cosmic Slop tackle! We're deep in the disco-jazz dream as the D-side rolls around, tripping wildly to the flute led tropical swelter of Ronald Snijders' "Kaseko Attack" and Astaria's Um Bongo banger "Jamasa Roro". If you've read this far and still haven't got your money out then I'm truly disappointed in you, but perhaps the end of night, AOR-boogie brilliance of Sound Track Orchestra and Silvy's "Tirsa Song" will make your decision for you. Sweet West Coast guitar licks drift over spectacular slap bass and the emotive vocal is to die for! Passport numbers please, I'm heading to South America and you should all come with me.

            Various Artists

            The Secret Museum Of Mankind: Central Asia Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48

              • Originally released in 1995 on CD only, Outernational Records now reissues the Central Asia volume of the legendary The Secret Museum Of Mankind series on vinyl.
              • Deluxe 2LP gatefold presentation in a limited edition pressing of 1,000 copies.
              • Includes extensive sleeve notes and rare photos.
              • Produced by Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies.
              • Compiled by archivist Pat Conte.
              • Remastered directly from the original 78s by Richard Nevins.
              • "No world music fan should be without these packages which are full of unadulterated, pre-Westernized exotic delights." --Jazz Times.

              Outernational Records is pleased to announce the fourth volume of this legendary series, now available on vinyl. This series of archival 78 transfers was originally released in 1995 on CD only. This volume from Central Asia has to be one of the most revelatory volumes yet presented. Concentrating on a singular geographic region, this volume unearths some of the rarest recorded artifacts of music from the Central Asian countries of Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Caucasus region, Tadjikistan, Azerbaijan and others. Of all the recent excavation projects inspired by our voracious musical culture, none is more fascinating than Pat Conte's Secret Museum series for Yazoo. Until now, a Western listener's familiarity with ethnic music from the distant past has depended on unsexy field recordings of relatively recent vintage, produced in a spirit of near-scientific inquiry by anthropologically-minded musicologists. When the commercial record business really began to expand in the late '20s however, just about every national style of music was sought out and captured for a growing marketplace.

              This was true "world music," dressed in its Sunday best perhaps as performed by ambitious locals, but still more vital than the academic, folklorist approach that followed. Just as Harry Smith compiled early commercial blues and country records for his monumentally influential Anthology Of American Folk Music, so Conte has gathered even rarer 78s from all over the globe. Thanks to excellent remastering, we can hear vividly how an ensemble sounded in India or Japan more than a half-century ago or a klezmer orchestra right before the Nazis destroyed that bit of local culture. It's like owning your own time machine.

              Gorgeous gatefold Stoughton tip-on sleeves with newly-discovered vintage color photos not available on the original CD issue. This is a limited edition one-time pressing of 1,000 copies.

              Various Artists

              Assembly Limited 001

                Assembly records have established themselves in the digital domain & now grace the vinyl shelves with the first in a series of limited edition samplers.
                There are only 200 copies available of this various artist compilation that features original work by Manuel Regnet (Crossworld), Sean Roman (Hot Waves) and newcomers King & Vilante.



                Various Artists

                DJ Mitsu The Beats - Solid Black

                  In conjunction with Snow Dog Projects and Black Jazz Records, Jazzy Sport crew member DJ Mitsu The Beats has composed a seamless mix of tracks selected from the Black Jazz catalogue. Well known for his hip hop mixes, Mitsu takes a two-decade-veteran DJ’s perspective here, more often than not segueing complete tracks, as opposed to doubling and cutting breaks, for a 70-minute-plus trip through vintage 1970s spiritual jazz that a listener can easily lose themself in. Of course beats and breaks and funk abound here, but the emphasis of this mix lands on the Black Jazz label’s overall vibe, while highlighting the funkier edge to the catalogue, which has collectors chasing original vinyl copies to this day. Mitsu's selection respects the core essence of the tunes, yet also finds a way to make them flow beautifully into one another, in a 28 track blend of magical music that stands as a great testament to the soulful, spiritual depth of the Black Jazz catalogue. ‘Solid Black’ is one of a three-part series of mixes, alongside Gilles Peterson’s ‘Black Jazz Radio’ and a very special yet-to-be-revealed set compiled by a hugely popular deep house selector which will see the light of day early in 2003.

                  Wicked aquatic electro and 90's Detroit influenced techno tracks
                  Limited to 100 copies

                  OTO Casa Discografica celebrates Italy’s hidden treasure and hometown: Bologna, the city that gave birth to the most creative italian cultural movements since the mid sixties.

                  Contemporary art, comics, design, music… You name it, we made it before, better and wilder!

                  Bologna host the greatest techno club in Italy, Link, where Angelo Sindaco (OTO boss label), Mayo (aka Abyssy) and Luca Ghini filled the dancefloor in the early nineties with a blend of Detroit techno, Chicago House, Electro and their own productions.

                  Skank Bloc Bologna is a serie of limited 12”s in the typical OTO fashion: each volume features four artists/producers from Bologna for a total of 3 issues.

                  SKANK BLOC BOLOGNA VOL. 01 features:
                  Sindaco and Carli Moretti’s OMBRA SILENZIOSA reworked by Pasta Boys honcho Uovo, Abissy (Mayo) with a pure analog Detroit style gem, a Luca Ghini’s typical techno funk lick and, last but not least, Paolo Iocca from RA-1 Records with a dark, powerful dance stomp. Packaging feature a tartan fabric cover (all different!) and an orange silver-screen printed cardboard poster. Limited edition of 100 pieces.

                  Nylon Trax the Brooklyn born Seattle-based label, lead by New Yorker Jaymz Nylon has returned to its vinyl roots with the release of a four track EP. "Archv 1" features interstellar tunes from the catacombs of Nylon Trax extensive catalogue

                  Featured talents on this EP are the vocalist Darrius Willrich, Leandro P. Feat. Anthony Poteat, DJ Qu, DJ Jus-Ed, Zulus At Work, M. Carporale and Nylon himself.

                  Traversing between all corners of the Nylon Trax diaspora, the club-ready "Archv 1"leaves no rock unturned. Proving the perfect introduction to those unfamiliar with the labels hyper-global sound, Nylon Trax return to vinyl is nothing short of timely.

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

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

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


                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                  Including tracks by Lucretio, Steve Murphy and DJ Octopus, Chevel, Caio and Madí Grein. 5 tracks of gritty house music by the members of the Riviera project, showcasing the suburban sound that has been flourishing from the muddy banks of the Brenta river. All the tracks have been arranged, mixed and produced with outdated agricultular machinery. Mastered by Frank Merritt at the Carvery (London).


                  Various Artists

                  1 - FXHE 10 Year Mix CD

                    FXHE going for the professional look on this killer mix CD celebrating a decade of operations. Stone-cold classics like "Oasis#13" and the Omar S remix of Gunnar Wendal's "578" rub up against recent hits such as O.B Ignitt's "Oh Jabba", "SEX" and "Wayne County Hill Cops Pt.2". Vital!

                    The first in a series of compilations by Jura Soundsystem is a blend of Dub, Ambient, Downtempo, Boogie and Proto House with a focus on music never before released on Vinyl, sought after out of print titles and some special versions edited specifically for the album.
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                    The intention with this project was to delve deeper into the reissue pond and unearth some lesser known tracks and artists. Highlights include Smackos (AKA Legowelt) Ambient epic ‘We Can Watch Alf In The Hotel Room’, never before released on Vinyl, the Dub / Psych hybrid of Minus Group’s ‘Black Shadow’, Kash’s sought after ‘Percussion Sundance’ and special edits of Ken Dang and Tabou Combo. The end of the album includes some soothing Ambient tools. 

                    Various Artists

                    Hit + Run Presents Road Kill Vol 1

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

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

                      60 years ago West Africa was bursting with energy as first Ghana, and then in 1958 Guinea, gained their independence. In the case of Guinea her birth was sudden and dramatic as France, the then colonial power, withdrew within one month of the vote for independence, famously taking 'everything including the lightbulbs'.

                      Guinea had to start from scratch, not least in her approach to the arts which the new state wanted to modernise while still remaining true to tradition. This policy was called authenticité. Music was its focus, Syliphone its record label and Guinean music soon became a shining example for other emerging African nations. It even attracted artists and activists such as Miriam Makeba and her then husband, ex-Black Panther, Stokely Carmichael who, harrassed by the CIA, moved to Guinea in 1968.

                      Under authenticité, musicians were employed by the state, given instruments and encouraged to create a new but traditionally-rooted music. A whole system of regional and national bands was established, with regular competitions to establish precedence. It's also worth noting that from the Guinean perspective, this “tradition” included Latin music, the African roots of which were considered so obvious as to be beyond debate.

                      Very quickly, three bands rose to the top: Orchestre Paillote, later to become Keletigui et ses Tambourinis; Orchestre du Jardin de Guinée, later to become Balla et ses Balladins; and perhaps the strongest of them all, Bembeya Jazz. In each case our selection features their first full-length album recordings, faithfully recreated as originally presented, sequenced and released in 1967.

                      Nine years later, in 1976, the situation was not so positive. Guinea's economy was struggling and political dissent had arisen. It is against this background that the 4th album in our series, 'Musiques sans paroles' was recorded and released. Entirely instrumental, it features a variety of groups, including Miriam Makeba's sometime backing band, the Quintette Guinéenne, and remains remarkably fresh today with e.g. Tam-tam sax referencing the free jazz sounds of Pharoah Sanders or Albert Ayler, while in Flute parlant, showcasing the traditional flute of the Fula people.

                      The 04AM A-side contains two South-African 80’s Bubblegum tracks, revamped by young dj and producer Perdu. He provided the tracks with delicate intros and rearranged them with new percussion, synths and deeper basslines. On the flip Afrobot delivers two kind of New Beat cuts, making the originals more abstract by some heavy chopping, reducing the amount of samples used, and adding disco breaks to the track Jungle. Handstamped with another drawing by Frank Koedood.

                      For their fourth release, Rebel Intelligence bring you their Tetramer EP, a carefully crafted selection of tracks from JTC, Automatic Tasty, Elec Pt. 1 and Abraham Cowley. Don’t miss out on this eclectic mix of driving acid, deep house and addictive melodies. A great addition to any record box.


                      Last year Rebirth Records celebrated 10 years with the release of the acclaimed compilation selected and mixed by Larry Heard.

                      We are now happy to present 'Rebirth 10 Remixed': a special collection that will be available on 3rd April on a limited 2x12" vinyl edition including brand new versions of some of the classics of the label in the first ten years.
                      The package features remixes from some of our favourite artists. The Don of Chicago deep house Ron Trent gives his timeless classic touch
                      to 'Without Me' by Tevo Howard Feat. Tracey Thorn.

                      Hot Tel Aviv duo Red Axes bring their trademark new wave sound to a tropical dimension remixing Robytek's 'Luna Africana' combining unusual melodies of bells, chimes and perc drums. Borrowed Identity drops an uplifting, dynamic and solid club mix of 'Conscious Of My Conscience', the classic by Womack & Womack revisited by Freaks.

                      Fouk rework 'Slow Emotion' by Chromatic Filters with their beautiful jazzy arrangement, swirling synths and driving organic grooves.

                      Berlin-based producer Palms Trax picks one of our favourites 'The Infamous' by Butch & C.Vogt cooking up a very cool version, combining the subtle atmospheric deep vibe and hazy synths with a swinging bass-heavy and a pinch of Acid.
                      Chicago House Music legend Roy Davis Jr. delivers a powerful interpretation of 'Below My Hands' from Bocca Grande mixing the soulful Chicago-style house with r&b influences.

                      Ewan Jansen, true unsung underground hero of the Australian electronic scene,
                      adds his unique melodic take on Taras Van De Voorde's '1998'.

                      The Keinemusik boss Rampa closes the package with a killer remix of 'Deep Musique' by Pasta Boys Feat. Osunlade, definitely another dancefloor peak time cut on Rebirth !

                      The cover sleeve is a work by Emil Schult, who has created a painting
                      especially for the Rebirth's Anniversary.

                      Emil is known for his work with electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk. Schult's collaboration with founders Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider saw him actively involved in writing lyrics as well as generating the design for some of the band's most famous covers including 'Ralf & Florian', 'Autobahn', 'Radioactivity', 'Trans Europe Express' and 'Computer World'.

                      One for your collection ! 

                      Various Artists

                      Justin Carter And Eamon Harkin - Weekends And Beginnings

                        "When we talk about Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday, we tend to focus on the details. The seemingly little things like a friendly staff and a springy dancefloor make a big difference in how good a party is, but the main reason we pay attention to them is that we're trying to create the best environment forpeople to enjoy music.

                        Before we're producers of parties and guys running a record label, we're DJs. Everything else we do with Mister Saturday Night comes from our desire to play records for people. That's what we're putting forward on Weekends and Beginnings.

                        The mix was recorded live at Mister Sunday on August 24, 2014. Because of licensing and such, we had to do a few edits in the studio, but it's still a pretty accurate picture of us in our natural habitat – wobbly turntables, excited distortion, dusty records and all. We hope you enjoy it."

                        - Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter

                        **indicates a song that will only appear on the CD version of Weekends and Beginnings.

                        Various Artists

                        ANRV001

                          Analysis Of Time casts an almighty spell over the universe with the 'Analysis Of Time EP' on Too Many Squares. Infectious cosmic disco vibes that conjure up visions of a future world as much as they do classic 80s Sc-Fi movies. 

                          With a 3rd release on That's A Steal, this mysterious label just keep on delivering...
                          Crossover sounds from all over the world united by an open-minded approach to the dancefloor.

                          This time all of the tracks originate in India, opening with a disco bomb of Hey Hey and continuing with the heart crushing slow jam of Commando.

                          Bhangraman on B1 combines mid-east synths, proto-house 707 rhythm with a mid east melody, uplifting chants to later develop into chicago style piano solo as a cherry on its pie.
                          The closing number offers you early 90's breakbeat with freaky scratches to go real wild!

                          Second in the „Bullets“ compilation series comes a selection of eerie dance music. 4 Track EP.. Limited Edition!
                          Jimmy Winkle, the wizard behind the imaginative soundscapes of the Torquay-based Greta Cottage Workshop Radio, wrings a track out of Ajukaja and Mart Avi’s lost collaboration. Watch out for more Winklemagic on our future pressings! Dima Disk, a rising duo from Tallinn, soothes your soul with some morning techno while „Dissapointed“ by Neuronphase aka Anti Aaver (pillar of Tartu’s underground music for the last 20 years) staggers down on soft pillows. The compilation ends with a revelation. Superstar & Star, a genius yet-to-be-recognized, is a home recording artist and the admin of the wonderful YouTube channel NEVILLE LAWRENCE. Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, he now spends his time in the steamy bars of Omaha, Nebraska. This is the first official release of his work. We are honored to showcase his stunning "Looking at the Stars and Heavens" with customized adjustments by the legendary Tallinn-via-London DJ Rhythm Doctor (Mutant Disco).

                          "Real narcotic late night juice..." Mosca.

                          Formidable 3 track 12" from the far north. Sabothoka on the side A delivers a real cry for freedom in the form of an afrobeat disco dancefloor crowd pleaser that will make you smile, this track was a Rune Lindbaek floorfiller at the infamous Club Nomaden in Oslo, Norway.

                          On Side B Changeling kicks off and does not disappoint, with its peak time acid house guitar loop, heavy head nodding drums and vocal it's a surefire winner.

                          Finally on B2 we have Strong, a carnival style dubbed out reggae vibe with some cheeky effects and subtle flows.

                          Long Live The Wild Pitch!

                          WDSB06 kicks off with a classic in every sense of the word, the legendary producer, Doc L. Junior of Tromso reworks a disco classic in a 909 style, followed by G.O.D. (Grumpy Old DJs) from Colombia reworking a latin 80s jam, then newcomer Just Baker bringing the disco house heat for a full slab of the B Side.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Ltd 12" Info: Yellow 12"

                          The third chapter of Bossa Nova’s alt dance partnership with NYC “creative support group”,
                          Sisterjam, features brand new heat via Slava (Software, Future Times), Max Mcferren (1080p,
                          SciFi & Fantasy), Physical Therapy (Allergy Season), and M/M (1080p, Pacific Psychedelia
                          Tapes).

                          Slava’s “Shante” originally mesmerized the Viber community during a supernatural live set at
                          Aurora Halal’s Mutual Dreaming series at 285 Kent in 2012 and has been sought out ever since.
                          After a year or so of friendly reminders, Slava submitted the track and reawakened the genesis
                          of the Kent Ave warehouse scene; a period when Brooklyn’s art kids, discovered, amongst other
                          things, dance music. The track is foggy, bicurious and fun, all signatures of Slava’s hyper produced house sound with an added Chicago style organ solo to boot.

                          Max McFerren’s track “Is Sinful” follows with deep driving bass and tight rolling hi hats; a
                          menacing dark number to keep locked in your “heavy techno” rotation. For the past two years
                          McFerren has been burning up dance floors worldwide, from hosting Worldwave with Sisterjam
                          at Bossa Nova to rocking Seva Granik and Ladyfag’s Club†Shade†series. Physical Therapy’s throwback rave burner “Love Schranz” borders on the realm of digital hardcore. Creeping in as chaos distorted, the track levels out just before all memory of control is relinquished with overheated drums crushing a sinister vocal.

                          Last but not least, M/M’s therapeutic and somber, “Sphere 3”, is a droning, twisting, melody that
                          flaunts hazy synth chords and shakers programmed with care. His biweekly podcast/radio show, DEEP, on New Town Radio, has seen the likes of NYC’s finest emerging producer and DJ talents along with M/M’s own psychedelic mixes. “Sphere 3” was part of a series of songs recorded inside of a suspended geodesic sphere in British Columbia in 2015. After discovering the track featured in a Boiler Room mix by 1080p’s Richard McFarlane as unreleased, uncommitted material, it immediately filled the B2 slot of Volume 3, and thus concludes this chapter of the Bushwick is Melting series with a bang.

                          This 12” is a document of modern contemporary music, containing future artifacts made by a selection of old friends and new faces. All of them deviate from what’s obvious, possessing the ability to be serene and mental at the same time. Their coming together here is a great opportunity to appreciate this kinship, while at the same time acknowledging what distinguishes them from each other in terms of sound and representation.

                          Various Artists

                          The Hired Hands: A Tribute To Bruce Langhorne

                            Compiled by Dylan Golden Aycock, Loren Connors, and Suzanne Langille, The Hired Hands is an homage to one of the greatest and most infamous guitarists alive, Bruce Langhorne.

                            His music has influenced and touched a lot of lives over the years, either through his soundtrack work with Peter Fonda or his studio work in the 1960s as the go-to hired hand for Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Odetta, and many others. Browsing his wikipedia page, one is informed of the volume of work he accomplished throughout the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.

                            Scissor Tail Editions was lucky enough to release Langhorne’s score to Peter Fonda’s 1971 anti-western The Hired Hand on vinyl in 2012. Artists were asked to cover or reinterpret a song of their choice from the soundtrack. No rules were made on whether the music should be derivative of a certain song — if the soundtrack inspired a mood, then the artist could use their intuition.

                            Langhorne has come on hard times in recent years, having suffered a stroke that prevents him from playing the guitar. A large percentage of the profits for this tribute go to Langhorne and his family.

                            Numerally challenged sample house champs Box Aus Holz finally get round to releasing BAH002, their ninth release and it's another stormer! Twit One (where do they come up with these names) starts the party, beating up the speakeasy on the jazz sampling "Don Churro", an expressionist eruption of trilling woodwind, sizzling percussion and limber bass. Max Graef does his thang on A2 cut "Murmel", delivering the dustiest sample house slammer this side of Moodymann's "Ol' Dirty Vinyl", a sure bet to lift the roof of any venue. Dutch duo The Please kick off the A-side in Blaxplo' fashion, finding themselves in a twisted dust up with a Rhodes and some loose limbed beatwork. Newcomer Hodini takes a leaf out of the Graef playbook on "Quin C", serving up a skipping, jazz-sampling disco houser worthy of any Detroit basement, before Luds & Reverend G return to wrap things up with a restless and stripped down cut-up for itchy feet and seekers of the wigged out beat.


                            Echovolt's lost and found 10th release is finally out! A beautiful mosaic of six tracks produced by new and old friends hailing from six different parts of the world.
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                            From the no-reason unreleased Terekke's "Sun Salutation" remix, the new Greek producer but old friend of us under the (for the time being) name "Old Man Talkin'", the first hip hop jam ever released on the label by West Coast's "Tlim Shug" to the mysterious one-off alias of Sydney's "Indreamz". However, this compilation could never be more complete without our new loves that are Australia's Hugo Gerani (aka John Tanner) and Shea from overseas both of them to be seen in future solo releases! 

                            Discotheque Fantastique is a musical collaboration that produces an eclectic spectrum of genres, somewhere between psychedelic rock, rare groove, funk and cosmic disco. This is the first EP with three party focused tracks. Discotheque Fantastique's "Carnaval" kicks things off with a solid & live funk breaks, squelchy synth fx, and wandering bass guitar. It's rambunctious and organic and thus should find favour with much of the new disco and cosmic set. The second track by Herr 2003, "Bourdonnement de l'amour" is an amazing rework of a classic 70's psychedelic rock tune with a groovy bass line, punchy female vocals and a shimmering arpeggiator synth. On the B Side, Club Bizarre delivers an incredible extended version of a classic French cut from the 80's on "Les Filles" which marries atmospheric synth swells to funky cosmic disco grooves, very French... very good! Very limited copies on this one so don't delay!

                            Much sought after represses from the Unlimited Love camp, now up to their eleventh edition. On the A side, there's some seriously soulful and raw funk in the form of Aggression's "Tag" from 1981. It's anyone's guess when Robbie Cee's "Beautiful People" (instrumental) is from, but this sexy electronic disco number is timeless and said to be played out by the likes of Hunee and other top selectors. On the flip, Ron Richardson's boogie down joint from 1983 "Ooh Wee Babe" was admittedly our absolute favourite of the bunch. but, honourable mention also to the quite familiar sounding soul power of Sophisticated Ladies - "This Ain't Really Love" (1980).

                            With “Solidarity Forever Vol.2” Cómeme continues this new chapter of its own history, introducing new artwork, a new logotype and three Various Artists EPs. “Solidarity Forever” is a motivator for our everyday actions, and a reminder of why we are doing what we do, “Solidarity Forever” is Cómeme’s commitment to the reconstruction of underground culture.

                            These 12”s are introducing artists new to the label, new collaborations and new approaches from Cómeme members already familiar to you.
                            Volume Two features tracks by RIZU X (Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, MX), ANA HELDER (Rosario, Argentina), VASKULAR (Santiago de Chile) and GLADKAZUKA (Medellin, Colombia). You will be able to hear deep borderline doom house, modern leftfield workout techno, a hispano-oriental acid track, and an uptempo instrumental Hip Hop adventure - here’s more utopian music against dystopian times.

                            Broken District is a new label launched by the creative minds of Jus Jam, Momla and Antwan. The project is born with the idea of exploring alternative music styles that blend the influences of the label's creators, including Jazz, House-Music, Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul, and more experimental sounds.

                            In order to give a global overview of the label's territory, Broken District kicks-off with a series of VA EPs, here delivering its second volume.

                            "Special edition Gold Pantone Sleeves" Moon Lovers is electronic journey through Nuovo Romantica much in the same vain as Dreamtime 002 Rev Thorn - Airport West. 10 selected atists from all corners of the planet, Sweden's Bobby Bricks starts the LP off with the Slow Mo Disco Meloncolic love song No Money, No Vacation. Venus Express II - Feel the Wave is next delivaring a Bouncy Piano driven bop. Song number 3 Paul Withey - This is what we hold on to, is a funk guitar driven vocoded groover to likes of Herbie Hancock, Daft Punk later works. The LP concludes with Peter Pearson's spaced romantic piano interlude, Come Closer.

                            Since so many European labels have been reissuing lost and obscure 1980s Japanese ambient albums of late, it was probably inevitable that at least one label would put together a compilation paying tribute to the sound. It turns out that Jazzy Couscous has won the race with Kumo No Moko, a superb double album that does a terrific job in putting Japan's '80s ambient scene in context. As you'd expect, the majority of the tracks feature either dreamy electronic sounds or a mixture of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, with nods to jazz coming thick and fast. There are naturally a couple of fairly well-known names on show, but for the most part the compilers have done a terrific job in highlight lesser-known tracks from unsung heroes.

                            International nippiness from all corners of the globe. Featuring prime time bobbers from:
                            Deep88, Dawn Again, RNR, Mr Fiel and L*J himself.
                            Illustrations from the mighty Rubber Hedgehogs.

                            Various Artists

                            Midnight In Tokyo Vol. 2

                              Midnight In Tokyo 2, the second installment to the compilation series that rounds up hidden gems by Japanese artists that's perfect for listening at night in Tokyo, is here. This time the collection brings together some tasty electric jazz fusion from the '80s , compiled by Dubby, the man behind the online record store Ondas.

                              The compilation begins with "Hikobae," a dark and slow cosmic jazz by saxophonist Genji Sawai, followed by "Danza Lucumi," an odd Caribbean-style jam by Today'sLatin Project, a band fronted by Tadaaki Misago of Tokyo Cuban Boys, with arrangements by Yasuaki Shimizu. "On The Coast" is a soulful and mellow vocal track arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto, from guitarist Shigeru Suzuki's album White Heat, and fusion boogie cut "In The Hot City" is by Mr. Theodore, which was a one-off project by a mysterious artist.

                              The melancholic soul jazz number "So Long America" is the title track from the album Yasunori Soryo released in '82, following a stint in America with the band Brown Rice. "Twisty" is a tropical reggae tune from the album Samba Kathy, an underrated classic by Jugando which was released on Trash, a sublabel of one of Japan's finest jazz labels, Trio. "Samarkand" is an electric Latin jazz jam that sounds like something Miles Davis and Santana could have played on, performed by a Latin funk band from Fussa. "Imagery" is a primal African fusion track by Katsutoshi Morizono, a member of the prog rock band Yoninbayashi.

                              Windmill" is the most acoustic sounding tune on this compilation, a breezy Brazilian affair with a Hermeto Pascoal feel. "Mystery Of Asian Port" is by the band Parachute, which consisted of Japa-nese fusion giants like Akira Inoue, Tatsuo Hayashi and Masaki Matsubara. The cosmic jazz record sounds like something Daniele Baldelli would play in his sets. "Bay Sky Provincetown 1977" is a classic Japanese fusion tune by guitarist Yuji Toriyama.

                              The set also features the mellow but danceable "Heatwave" by keyboardist Keiichi Oku, featuring a female vocalist (which some have identified as Rie Ida), and last but not least, closing out the 13 track compilation is "Day Dream At The Bob's Beach," a wonderful urban fusion with a beautiful vibraphone melody, from the Japanese fusion classic album that was a one-off project by studio musicians


                              Various Artists

                              Fabriclive 99: DJ Q

                                A prolific artist, DJ Q and his speedy, bassline sound first gained notoriety via his 2007 smash hit ‘U Wot’. This secured him a six year stint as a DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. He has over one hundred productions and remixes under his belt. Album releases include his solo work - ‘Ineffable’, his collaborative ‘UKG’ which dropped in 2017 as one third of outfit TQD, followed by ‘All Night’ out this year.

                                Bar one track, ‘FABRICLIVE 99’ contains all previously unreleased music and features 15 of his own productions alongside cuts from Todd Edwards, TQD, Royal-T, Flava D, Jack Junior, Swindle and others.

                                Moving between bassline, UK garage, bumping house and beyond, Q’s mix captures the next-generation soundtrack from the Huddersfield-born DJ and producer.

                                Various Artists

                                Clubsoul - The Twisted Wheel

                                  The Twisted Wheel in Manchester is one of the legendary names in British clubbing history. Originally launched in a coffee bar in 1963 it quickly developed a reputation as one of the country’s finest venues for hearing obscure, imported soul, R&B and ska records. Music fans would flock from all around the country to the weekly all-nighters to hear these records along with live sets from some of the finest soul artists of the time. The term ‘Northern Soul’ was in fact first coined by the journalist Dave Godin following a visit to the Twisted Wheel to describe the distinctive brand of music played there.

                                  Catapult yourself back to the mid-60’s with the biggest classics that were once spun at the Twisted Wheel. Featuring a host of legendary R&B artists including Bobby “Blue” Bland, Joe Haywood, The Sharpees, Benny Spellman, Alvin Robinson, Solomon Burke, Ernie K-Doe, The Rubaiyats, The Ad Libs, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino and more, all newly restored from the original analogue tapes.

                                  Various Artists

                                  DJ Kicks - DJ Seinfeld

                                    The first chapter of Armand Jakobsson’s musical career has been nothing short of remarkable. After establishing himself with rough but emotive house as Rimbaudian and jungle as Birds of Sweden, he unveiled his DJ Seinfeld alias to the world, first with underground hit single ‘U’, then with his Time Spent Away From U album on Lobster Fury in November 2017. It was a post break-up love letter to the dance floor with heart-on-sleeve emotions colouring the dusty and analogue house grooves. Acclaim came in from far and wide, with everyone from Rolling Stone to Pitchfork fawning over its heart swelling nostalgia and melancholic immediacy.

                                    Jakobsson approached his DJ-Kicks with the intention of representing all the things that made him fall in love with dance music more than a decade ago, as well as showing some of the progression that has occurred in that time and “reflecting the simultaneous fear of leaving something safe behind as well as the excitement of venturing into unknown territories, musically and emotionally.” In order to make it as personal as possible, he called upon the many talented people around him making music. They returned with an enthusiasm that reminded Jakobsson of his own early passion, and in turn invigorated him and the whole process of assembling the mix. It was finally recorded at Inkonst club in Malmo because, recently back from years in Barcelona, he has not yet set up a studio in his hometown.

                                    DJ Seinfeld’s DJ-Kicks is not only a testament of his characterful DJ skills, but also a complete artistic statement that showcases his unique vision of dance music.


                                    Various Artists

                                    Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One: Black Man's Pride 2

                                      This is the second instalment of deep roots Rastafarian reggae at Studio One and features classic music from some of the most important figures in reggae music - Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Gladiators - alongside a host of rarities and little-known recordings, such as a truly rare Mystic Revelation of Rastafari 7” single, Willie William’s first ever recording - ‘Calling’ - and Horace Andy’s righteous (and equally rare) masterpiece ‘Illiteracy.’

                                      ‘Black Man’s Pride 2’ extends the legacy of Studio One’s groundbreaking path in roots reggae which began at the end of the 1960s and continued throughout the 1970s. The album tells the story of how the rise of Studio One Records and the Rastafari movement were interconnected, through the adoption of the Rastafari faith by key reggae artists - everyone from the Skatalites and Wailers in the 1960s, major singers such as Alton Ellis and Horace Andy at the end of the decade, through to major roots artists such as The Gladiators in the 1970s - and how Clement Dodd consistently recorded this heavyweight roots music throughout Studio One’s history.

                                      The sleeve-notes to this album also discuss the links between Rastafari and Studio One in time and place, noting how both the religion and Clement Dodd’s musical empire had their roots in the intense period of pre-independence Jamaica in Kingston, expanded in the 1960s following the visit of Haile Selassie in 1966 and how roots music then came to dominate reggae music in the early 1970s. Also discussed is how the outsider stance of both reggae music and the Rastafari movement relate back many hundreds of years to the original rebel stance of the Maroons, escaped slaves who set up selfsufficient enclaves in the hills of the Jamaican countryside. There is also a track-by-track history by the noted Studio One writer Rob Chapman (‘Never Grow Old’).

                                      Various Artists

                                      Salsoul Sounds Familiar

                                        Salsoul Records have always stayed one step ahead of the game. Since the labels inception in the early 1970's the imprint's focus has been firmly fixed on presenting the most cutting edge dance music sounds and in the process the label has been instrumental in creating legends and shaping the landscape of contemporary club culture throughout the original Disco era and beyond. It comes as no surprise that many of todays labels and artists cite Salsoul as a fundamental influence on them and their output. The labels music has been endlessly rediscovered, sampled, re-edited and appreciated over and over again, your favourite DJ's and selectors undoubtedly reach for tracks from the catalogue each time they play. This is why Salsoul continue to collaborate with the best labels and artists out there today.

                                        This is where Italy's Sounds Familiar crew come into the picture, for them Salsoul was always inclusive and for the people. The label’s music was — and still is — food for the soul. Sounds Familiar has been about bringing a different flavour to club culture since its inception. Their artists may or may not be known to the masses but their collective and individual influence on global music trends and club culture is inherent and indelible. Salsoul and Sounds Familiar coming together is like a Sunday lunch where generations of friends and family cook together. The food of our grandmothers and forefathers getting a fresh new spin as their children come of age and return to the family home.

                                        Featuring a stellar array of internationally renowned underground diggers, DJ's, producers and remixers including DJ Spinna, Mark Grusane, GE-OLOGY, Twice & Volcov, Kai Alce and Specter, this special collaborative release shines a light on the deep corners of the Salsoul catalogue, lovingly reworked for 2018's discotheques by those who know, feel and understand the label, the dancefloor and respecting traditions while adding something a little bit different and a little bit new.

                                        Even when it’s a little bit different, it still Sounds Familiar.


                                        Various Artists

                                        Club Soul: The Scene Club

                                          THE SCENE CLUB HAM YARD, LONDON 1963-66 - THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF NORTHERN SOUL, POPCORN AND R&B

                                          “The Scene Club was red hot, the hottest little club in London... and in 1963 London was the centre of the world - even if the rest of the world didn’t know it quite yet.” - Norman Jopling (Record Mirror).

                                          The club in Ham Yard, off Great Windmill Street, in Soho, central London had previously been a jazz club, but by 1963 it had become a revered mod venue, playing soul, R&B, blues, ska and rock’n’roll records to a sharply dressed crowd. This new to vinyl compilation collects some of the classic tracks played there at the time. The 16 cuts include gems from Alvin Robinson, The Dixie Cups, Chris Kenner and Bessie Banks, first time reissued on vinyl from remastered original analogue tapes.

                                          It is presented on 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl in a single LP packaging.

                                          Various Artists

                                          Four Band Compilation (Ex-Sarah Records Bands) Even As We Speak, Boyracer, Action Painting!, Secret Shine

                                            In celebration of the recent flurry of interest regarding the SARAH RECORDS re-issues on EMOTIONAL RESPONSE, it was decided by the bands involved to also present NEW material alongside the original Sarah recordings. This album features new and previously unreleased tracks by all four bands, and proudly sports the original “Sarah” logo, with the lettering cheekily changed to spell out “punk”. Because, as you probably know, there were very few labels in the era of Sarah that stuck so steadfastly to their punk-rock principles! Anticipation and interest is running high, as all four bands will be touring together the UK in July 2018, with shows selling out months in advance. This album serves as a reminder that some bands of the Sarah Era also stuck steadfastly to their DIY principles, whilst continuing to move forward and make new music.

                                            Various Artists

                                            Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94)

                                              Some crate-digging compilations are often the result of someone handpicking their choice favourites from another country’s musical history, perhaps unaware or uninvolved with its cultural lineage in the process. On Soundway’s latest release - a treasure trove of synth jams, pop, samba boogie, balearic and electro from 1980 & ‘90s Brazil - the tracks are picked by Millos Kaiser, one half of the Brazilian duo Selvagem, who are at the helm of throwing some of the country’s best dance parties. It’s a rare compilation that offers Brazilian music actually picked by a Brazilian.

                                              Whilst names such as Ricardo Bomba, Villa Box, Fogo Baiano, Electric Boogies and Batista Junior may not be household names, they tell an untold, yet rich and important part of musical history in Brazil. If the 80s has a bad reputation amongst traditionalists in Brazil then the 1990s are even more derived and deplored. This going against the grain and plucking gold from such forgotten periods is what makes this such a charming, unique, character-loaded and fascinating collection of music. It’s a release that is loaded with smooth grooves, bubbling bass, glistening synthesisers, funk strutting guitar lines and sheen of production that undeniably marks it of its time.

                                              For Kaiser this compilation is about reintroducing music during a period of reappraisal, catching a new wave and hoping contemporary listeners will ride it with him. “The idea is to do justice to these songs. Songs that combine all the right ingredients that should have put them on radio playlists when I was growing up or at least in the cases of more adventurous DJs”.

                                              Millos Kaiser is a DJ, digger, vinyl junkie/dealer born in Rio de Janeiro and living in Sao Paulo for the past 8 years. He launched the dance party/club night Selvagem with partner Trepanado in 2010, bringing thousands of dancers one Sunday a month to a public square in the heart of Sao Paulo.

                                              As both a solo artist and part of the DJ duo with Trepanado, Millos Kaiser has played all over Brazil as well as touring in the US and Europe, including festivals such as Dekmantel. Selvagem has also had remixes and edits released on labels such as Disco Halal, Disco Deviance, Hello Sailor, Music For Dreams and Beats In Space Records

                                              Various Artists

                                              Shake Your Bones

                                                After the highly successful first volume in the Stag-O-Lee DJ Set series we present Volume 2. Again an 80 minute set - this time by Stuttgart based DJ Joe Whirlypop. Joe is a jack of all trades, someone who can make a wedding crowd dance, is well versed in New wave and punk and everything in between. But his biggest love is the 50’s and early 60’s. He is playing all over Stuttgart for years, but these two discs reflect his monthly Shake Your Bones residency at Stuttgarts famous Goldmarks club. Expect all kinds of Blues - from Jump to Rhythm & to raw electric. From the likes of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Slim Harpo, Johnny Burnette, Vince Taylor and loads more.

                                                Various Artists

                                                Bonnet Presents Puffers Choice Vol. 2

                                                  Scotch Bonnet Records revels in the sheer breadth of reggae and dancehall for their second daringly diverse Puffers Choice compilation. Following the success of 2016’s volume 1, the label arm of Glasgow’s Mungo’s HiFi has selected more cream cuts from their globe-trotting link-ups celebrating sound system culture. Once again, each track comes vetted and endorsed by the Scotch Bonnet team as prime examples of their work. The album starts with the beguiling, mellow tones of late great Rasta singer Bim Sherman. Lightning and Thunder is a Mungo’s remix of a vocal supplied by master producer/engineer Adrian Sherwood. Next up is French collective Subactive’s aquatic dub imagining of Follow Me by UK Garage/Grime project Wolves, featuring the voice of Bo* Johnson. Another veteran revisits his past when hypnotic Jamaican deejay Supercat straddles Chief Rockas’ update of the classic Gunshot riddim for a reprise of “the Don Dada’s” 1982 hit Dance Inna New York. The vibes then travel bang up to date with a sparse Mungo’s fix of ethereal singer-songwriter Nem’s 2017 eco-breakout Purest Force. Jamaican chanter Isha Bel pays tribute to her faith and follicles during Locks, given a belly-battering bass blend by Aquarius.

                                                  The A side closes with a continuation of the Rasta theme. General Jah Mikey, channelling Burning Spear for his own Ites Green and Gold, rides a deft digital riff by bald-head New Zealand-based super-producer Naram. The B side kicks off with a meeting of reggae’s finest from the city of Leeds. Danny T and Tradesman build an industrial-strength base for anti-violence lament Up Deh: a rare vocal outing from Iration Steppas’ Mark Iration. Then it’s time for Poland’s Dreadsquad to ease the pressure with swinging onedrop vibraphone instrumental Space. JA meets “Glasgae” for Feel Good, an uplifting collab between Jamaican singer Skari and Scottish producer Escape Roots. Fans of Prince Fatty covering Kraftwork on the previous comp will rate vintage reggae voice Earl Sixteen, wrapping his pristine pipes around Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart, helmed hauntingly by Capitol 1212. Scotch Bonnet’s own Thomas Stalawa gets everyone marching to a beat inspired by Steely and Clevie’s Dem Bow, as dangerous Spanish emcee Ponchita Peligros demands all in attendance Run the Calypso

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Disques Debs International Volume One

                                                    Strut present the first ever compilation series to access the archives of one of the greatest of all French Caribbean labels, Disques Debs out of Guadeloupe. Set up by the late Henri Debs during the late ‘50s, the label and studio has continued for over 50 years, releasing over 300 7” singles and 200 LPs, covering styles varying from early biguine and bolero to zouk and reggae. Debs played a pivotal role in bringing the créole music of Guadeloupe and Martinique to a wider international audience.

                                                    Volume 1 of this series marks the first decade of the label’s existence and takes in big band orchestras, home-grown stars, touring bands and a new generation that would emerge at the end of the ‘60s. Early releases were recorded in the back of Henri’s shop in Pointe-a-Pitre, from his own sextet playing percussive biguines to young saxophonist Edouard Benoit, leader of Les Maxels and regular arranger for Debs bands. Other artists ranged from big bands like Orchestre Esperanza and Orchestre Caribbean Jazz to poet and radio personality Casimir “Caso” Létang and folkloric gwo ka artist Sydney Leremon. Debs also capitalised on recording foreign touring artists visiting Guadeloupe during the early ‘60s including Haitian trumpeter Raymond Cicault and Trinidadian bandleader Cyril Diaz.

                                                    Compiled by Hugo Mendez (Sofrito) and Emile Omar (Radio Nova), ‘Disques Debs International’ is released in conjunction with Henri Debs Et Fils and Air Caraibes. The package features a host of rare and unseen photos from the Debs archive with both formats featuring extensive sleeve notes and interviews with Philippe Debs and Max “Maxo” Severin of Les Vikings. Volumes 2 and 3 follow in 2019.

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    Ingrid Goes West - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                      Mondo, in partnership with Lakeshore Records, is proud to present the original soundtrack to Matt Spicer’s dark comedy INGRID GOES WEST.

                                                      An incredible mix of '70s soul, new wave, and dance pop, the soundtrack to INGRID GOES WEST perfectly captures the many sides of the eponymous stalker. “Obsession” by Animotion closes out the dancier Side A, while Side B comes to an end with K-Ci & JoJo’s '90s ballad “All My Life” (which takes on a whole new life when viewed through the lens of a woman obsessed).

                                                      But it’s not all stalker anthems. The soundtrack is a mix of synth-heavy party jams and chill lo-fi tunes that come together to create an authentically good mix-tape for tastemakers and beginners alike. It manages to jump from Krautrock (Can's “I Want More,") to Dancehall (Tenor Saw's “Ring The Alarm,”) to fuzzed out '60s soul ("Ca’-Ba-‘Dab’" by the Soul Swingers), through to newer gems by Islands & Shura without missing a beat or feeling disjointed at all.

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      The Rise Of The Synths

                                                        Official companion soundtrack album to the forthcoming film ‘The Rise Of The Synths’.

                                                        Featuring many of the best known synthwave bands including Gunship, Carpenter Brut, Com Truise and more.

                                                        100% exclusive original songs from the two EPs, plus new bonus tracks for this full length release.

                                                        Original ‘Synthcity’ and ‘SynthRider’ artwork by illustrator, musician and art director John Bergin.

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Wild Things - Social End Products Of The World Unite!

                                                          16 Kiwi freakbeat nuggets from 1966 to 1968 available on LP!.

                                                          In mid 1966 John Harris of the Bluestars penned NZ's first punk single released by Allied International in September 1966. Now considered the holy grail of NZ freakbeat and sixties punk, the single is coveted by collectors of the genre worldwide. This was not the only 45 from NZ that encapsulated the following ... a defiant attitude, fuzzed out guitars, dandied up in the latest fashions of the day, topped off (usually) with the longest tresses.

                                                          Originally released in 1992 on Flying Nun - this 2018 volume is the redux 26th Anniversary “Wild Things” collection of out of control, filthy & fuzzy mayhem from the ‘bottom’ of the world (Just ask Keith Richards & Viv Prince -both NZ tourists in 1965) . Kiwi teens out ‘prettying the Pretty Things with the Mod-ish fercocity of The Who and strong doses of Beck & Page–ish rave up isms. Armed with locally manufactured guitars and amplifiers overdriven through home-made fuzz boxes.

                                                          These 16 skullbusting mashers were recorded under basic conditions in primitive studios. All in mono Transferred from master tape Inserts included. Compiled by John Baker

                                                          Cómeme writes a new chapter of its own history, introducing a new artwork, a new logotype and new music starting with these three V/A EPs.

                                                          They've called it “Solidarity Forever”, as a motivator for our everyday actions, as the three different twelves introduce artists new to the label along with new collaborations and approaches. Volume one features tracks by Matias Aguayo, Katerina, Daniel Maloso x Red Axes and Gladkazuka. You will be able to hear heavy modern Latin riddims, technotic melancholia, lysergic disco fantasy and post internet underground funk - utopian music against dystopian times. A challenging and forward thinking set, it's delightfully aligned to our meta-dancefloors - whether it's in the physical presence or steamed n beamed n downloaded for posterity. The future is now! 


                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Andina 7 - The Sounds Of The Peruvian Andes

                                                            ANDINA 7 is a limited edition, double-sided 7” picture disc featuring two gorgeous dishes from the Peruvian Andes and two tropical Peruvian bangers by Los Compadre del Ande (Cumbia) and La Peruanita (Huayno). Both tracks were recently discovered as part of a recent haul, by Tiger’s Milk and Strut, undiscovering a wealth of dust-laden cumbia Andina, huayno and carnaval.

                                                            Both tracks feature on the compilation release ANDINA: Huayno, Carnaval and Cumbia – The Sounds of the Peruvian Andes 1968-1978 slated for release on Tiger’s Milk/Strut on October 20. The picture disc images are of Peruvian dishes with recipes that feature in the cookbook ANDINA - written by Martin Morales, pioneer of Peruvian cooking in the UK, to be published by Quadrille in early October.

                                                            ANDINA 7 immerses the listener into the full-blooded, upbeat and captivating spirit of music from the Andes shining a fresh perspective on Peru’s musical heritage. It will appeal to fans of cumbia Latin and world as well as tropical-minded DJs and deep-digging collectors. It aims to upend clichéd ideas of Andean music and brings to light the divergent, exciting traditions to have emerged from Peru’s strip of the iconic mountain range.

                                                            La Mecedora by Los Compadres del Ande is a steady-grooving vocal cumbia and was originally released in 1966 on the album Happy Cumbia, but this version comes from the 7” released two years later. The group were well known as the Andean version of The Beatles with their unconventional look and are regarded as precursors of Peruvian cumbia. Recuerda Corazón by La Peruanita is a track driven by a huayno groove - the pervading rhythm from the Andean mountain range. With transcendental harp and female vocals sung in Quechua, you can imagine this song taking centre stage at local pueblo carnavals.

                                                            Peruvian chef, restaurateur and music producer Martin was born in Peru and lived there until he was a teenager before settling in the UK. In recent years he has travelled frequently to the Andes in search of recipes, records, sounds and inspiration for a variety of projects which he and his London based team have presented. Tiger’s Milk is dedicated to uncovering Peruvian music past and present and it has, garnered support from the likes of Mr Scruff, Basement Jaxx, Mala, Gilles Peterson, Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club) and Osunlade. The launch of this compilation coincides with a cookbook release, also titled ANDINA.

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Gathered From Coincidence: The British Folk-pop Sound Of 1965-66

                                                              By 1965, the folk-pop nexus was at its glorious peak. That was particularly true in Britain, which saw many variations on the basic pop-meets-folk theme (in America, folk-rock had a relatively homogenised sound). • Across three CDs and 79 tracks, Gathered From Coincidence examines every aspect of the British mid-Sixties folk-pop boom, incorporating Dylan-inspired singer/songwriters with a commercial pop sensibility, the more introverted beat groups, Marianne Faithfull-inspired female chanteuses and R&B hoodlums in newly-pensive mode, all bound together by the 6 or 12-string thrum or Rickenbacker clang. • Ranging from massive chart hits to records that barely sold in double figures, Gathered From Coincidence includes the true believers, the musical dilettantes, the young wannabes, the cash-in merchants, the old guard looking to resuscitate a fading career and, of course, the earnest protest singers – and, just for good measure, we’ve also rounded up a handful of folksploitation discs from those positioning themselves for roughly three minutes as anti-protest protesters. • With a significant number of tracks making their CD debut and even a couple of previously unissued cuts, Gathered From Coincidence is a fascinating, even revelatory overview of a still largely-neglected stitch in pop’s unending tapestry.

                                                              The 20/20 Vision offshoot Basic Vision continues to mine the folklore of the legendary Back To Basics with a selection of carefully selected deep cuts from the history of house music. Chris Cuevas' "Hip Hop" already sounded strong when Masters At Work chunked it up in dub form, and then Rob Mello perfected the jam when he performed an extended edit on the breakbeat fuelled jam. Eddie Fowlkes' "Where Will I Be?" is a classic slice of 90s vocal house, while Free Energy is an uptempo deep house jam for those feel good peak time moments. Black Science Orchestra sound utterly timeless on the soaring "New Jersey Deep," laying the soul on thick and keeping things fresh and funky throughout on their classic take of "Funkanova".

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Best Of Disco Demands Compiled By Al Kent Part Two

                                                                The Disco Demands series started sometime in the early 2000s - I couldn't give you an exact year because it didn't feel like a big deal, so I never noted it. I simply wanted to put out a compilation of some records I really liked and maybe make a little of the money back I was spending on them. Buy some food and stuff. There's always been Disco comps around of course but there was rarely anything that strayed too far from the standards.. the same songs kept appearing over and over again, or the comps would feature records you could pick up anywhere for little money. I've never seen the point in that. I gave up judging a record on its value or rarity a long time ago but surely there's more to disco than Exodus, Martin Circus, Mass Production and all those Salsoul, West End and bloody Prelude records. So it was a nice surprise to find that there were other people out there who thought the same way.

                                                                Volume 1 was pretty straightforward - just some nice records, with the only edit being an instrumental of Disco Socks; a strange, thinly veiled reference to the disco sucks movement. Then on Volume 2 I included a few of my edits and introduced the cover up concept to the disco world. That caused a bit of controversy, which of course I loved. And so it continued for five volumes.

                                                                What we have here then is the full series, give or take one or two cuts, all remastered, many re-re-edited, with lots of nice naked pictures to boot. For those who've asked since day one "will there be vinyl" I can finally say yes, you're holding it!

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Gatto Fritto - The Sound Of Love International 001

                                                                  After launching their label with a superb EP from our good buddy Begin, Tisno's hottest ticket, the excellent Love International festival return to our shelves with their latest project. Teaming up with London's Balearic culture dispatch, Test Pressing, the festival launch a new series curated by their favourite artists and DJs. This is a place for those chosen heads to pick out 12 records close to their heart with ties to the festival which they want to share with the world. So to the first compiler - Gatto Fritto a.k.a Ben Williams.

                                                                  A lifetime working in the better record shops of London and Berlin and DJing in Europe’s finest underground clubs, Ben is getting the props he deserves. Put into context, although not in a box, on line-ups curated by Call Super, Ben UFO and Palms Trax the word is spreading. It’s partially testament to the increased open mindedness of younger big room crowds but far more to Gatto’s ability as a DJ and a knack for finding an undiscovered mix of music that fits. Having previously made freaky disco mutations for Dissident Records, then an album of Kosmiche inspired sounds for International Feel, it’s proving to be something of an advantage not being easily hamstrung by genre.
                                                                  So what about the music here? It’s a collection of tracks that Ben played across his last two sets at Love International’s open air club Barbarellas. There’s a dubby wildness in the stereo field that sounded good on the soundsystem. The clever part is how well suited these sounds are to the balmy outdoor vibe and where and when this music comes from. You can’t copyright these emotions, it would seem and no-one told them in Cologne, Sheffield, Jamaica that the music they were producing would soundtrack a blinky-eyed sunrise in Croatia.
                                                                  So we get Mad Professor’s son, Joe Ariwa’s, demented Gabber tempo stepper played on 33. Which is about as House as Reggae is ever going to be. A crash course in Skwee’s year long diversion into afrobeat turned out the cream of the crop in Anaalivaihe’s 10.11.2012 or Mi Ami’s outlier release on Pure Silk that sounds like, in Ben’s words, “Francois K being forced to make a record with a Juno 60”. Or crazy vari-speed tape dubbing from Sonny Okosun in the dub version of ‘Highlife’ – the kind of record that Ben loves, where the end result is a happy accident. The original intention of the maker some distance from the reasons for our enjoyment.
                                                                  Musically adventurous, disparate yet harmonious and dance floor friendly. Clever trick, clever bloke. Ladies and gentlemen this is the sound of Love International.

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Bad Hangover - Drinking Songs Straight From The Jukejoint - Part 2

                                                                    Limited edition of 500.

                                                                    Drinking songs straight from the jukejoint - Part 2 - songs about booze, being drunk and bad hangovers. 14 classic songs that make you move your hips.

                                                                    Hep cats and kool kittens dig this mighty fine mess of stone cold classic rhythm and blues tunes. We're riding the caboose to Boozeville. Have no fear, drink some beer, drink some wine, it ain't no crime, drink some gin, it ain't no sin. All "great shakes-no fakes" here, guaranteed to knock your socks off! 

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Give Me Some Groove Juice

                                                                      t must have been heaven on earth, when record playing time was limited to only about three minutes per side, as there wasn’t enough space for more on a fragile 78 rpm shellack.

                                                                      The majority of these titles was simply designed for dancing and pure pleasure in late 40s and early 50s territory jukeboxes, most of them pressed in relatively small quantities only and good survivors from way back then are scarce today. Enjoy your Shag-, Lindy-, Balboa- or Boogie-dancing with this collection. To tell it with ‘The Hipster’: "Put a nickel in the slot!"

                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                      10" LP Info: 10" LP - Limited edition of 500.

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Too Much Booze - Drinking Songs Straight From The Jukejoint - Part 1

                                                                        Drinking songs straight from the jukejoint Part 1 - songs about booze, being drunk and bad hangovers. 14 classic songs that make you move your hips.

                                                                        Hep cats and kool kittens dig this mighty fine mess of stone cold classic rhythm and blues tunes. We're riding the caboose to Boozeville. Have no fear, drink some beer, drink some wine, it ain't no crime, drink some gin, it ain't no sin. All "great shakes-no fakes" here, guaranteed to knock your socks off!

                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                        10" LP Info: 10" LP. Limited edition of 500.

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Club Classics - 50 Years Of Northern Soul

                                                                          The ultimate introduction to Northern Soul boasting over 70 minutes of floor filler anthems from the birth of the scene at Manchester’s Twisted Wheel to its heyday at Wigan Casino and Blackpool Mecca and the current Weekender phenomena. The 28 club classics included on this essential collection have all been newly remastered from the original master tapes for the first time and are presented on double vinyl in a lavish gatefold sleeve. The 70s heroine, Ann Sexton, is also appearing at this year’s Soul Festival at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

                                                                          Club Soul charts the inception, development and eventual commercialism of the world’s most enduring underground music movement; Northern Soul. Born in the post-war city club scene, alive with the hot new sound of American Rhythm & Blues, Northern Soul would evolve into its own unique genre capturing the imagination of the Nation’s youth, seduced by its secret world of all-night dancing, a world alien to their parents and even their peers. Club Soul features hundreds of Rare Soul and R&B tracks taken from the archives of both legendary and little known American record labels. Here are hits, standards, rarities, obscurities, and here are those very tracks researched, compiled and annotated as never before.

                                                                          Follow up to the amazing "Backstreet Brit Funk". Volume 2 has been eight years in the making and continues to showcase the best of the genre from the late 70s to early 80s, compiled once again by Joey Negro. Perhaps one of the UK’s most under-appreciated genres and emerging in the late 70’s; it takes influences from jazz, funk, reggae and pop and by the early 80s it had spread all over the UK. Chart-topping mainstream bands like Wham!, Spandau Ballet and Haircut 100 tapped into the style and sound to help launch their careers, whilst Linx, Level 42, Light of The World, The Cool Notes and Hi Tension were all Brit Funk acts who troubled the UK top 40 with their own singles.

                                                                          Brit Funk was essentially the UK’s answer to underground disco & boogie , with musicians at first imitating and eventually developing the sounds they heard on the US imports that made it across the pond. And like disco, the Brit Funk scene was significant in reducing racial boundaries in the clubs and raising the profile of black and white musicians who worked together. Back in 2010 Joey Negro complied the first volume of Back Street Brit Funk: a collection of obscure and forgotten gems of the scene that found favour across the board. The fact that it’s taken eight years for Volume 2 to see the light of day is a testament to the both the obscurity of the records included, and the logistical challenges involved in digitizing what started life as vinyl-only releases, with only a handful of 12”s remaining in some cases.
                                                                          'I hadn’t planned a Volume 2 of BSBF when putting together the first, but after a while, I started to wonder if there was potential for a follow-up. Over the past 8 years I’ve kept my ears peeled for interesting UK productions that for some reason hadn’t come to my attention before.' Joey Negro.


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                                                                          Matt says: We've had 'nuff resurgences in disco, Italo and boogie thus far, but no-one's really popped the lid off the whole Brit Funk cannon. Save for that wonderful "In The Red" comp on Chuwanaga (and Volume 1 of this series of course) the scene has gone relatively 'Un-comp'ed'... until now! Maestro Joey Negro can always be relied upon to present to us the first sift off the crop. Here showing us the dizzying delights of this very British operation... High energy, high musicianship - high vibe! I used to roller-skate to this shit!! ;)

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          This Is Trojan Dub

                                                                            Over the past few decades, Jamaican dub has proved to be one of the most influential of Jamaican music forms, inspiring a range of modern genres, from jungle to dubstep.

                                                                            This collection brings together some of the finest dub tracks from its heyday, mixed by its many of its most influential creators, including such luminaries as King Tubby, Lee Perry, King Jammy, Errol Thompson, Sylvan Morris and Scientist.

                                                                            As with the other releases in the new ‘This Is Trojan’ range, the stylish, distinctively designed package also includes a fully illustrated and annotated 16-page booklet, tracing the development of this ever-popular style.


                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            This Is Trojan Roots

                                                                              Primarily focusing upon afro-Caribbean themes, notably the Rastafarian faith and the plight of Jamaica’s underprivileged, roots reggae dominated Jamaica’s national landscape throughout the mid-to-late 1970s, making major stars of such talents as Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown and Johnny Clarke.

                                                                              The latest release in the newly launched ‘This Is Trojan’ series, this collection showcases 40 of the most popular and significant Jamaican hits of the roots era, performed by many of the biggest names in reggae music. 


                                                                              Grammy award winner Louie Vega follows up 2016's acclaimed album "XXVIII" with an album of collaborations paying tribute to dance music's grandmother - disco!

                                                                              Louie’s connection with Nervous Records and it’s father / son founders Sam and Michael Weiss goes back to the label’s very early years, as Masters At Work gave the label some of its earliest hits along with its signature release “The Nervous Track” by Nuyorican Soul. Louie was always aware of the many disco hits that had been released by Sam on his Sam Records label back in the 70’s and 80’s. But it was not until recently that Louie suggested Michael send him the 24 inch multi-track masters of seminal Sam Records disco classics like Gary’s Gang “Keep On Dancing,” John Davis & The Monster Orchestra “I Can’t Stop,” Convertion “Let’s Do It,” Vicky D “This Beat Is Mine,” as well as several others.

                                                                              The multi-tracks are a treasure-trove, including musical contributions from some of disco era’s finest musicians and engineers. Going through the various percussion, horn and string tracks inspired Louie to create a series of remixes that became dancefloor anthems that topped the Traxsource and Beatport charts and reverberated on dancefloors worldwide. That response, and the common drive that Louie and Michael both share to constantly promote quality music that is both song and rhythm based, inspired them to take this endeavor a step further, and to create brand new songs. When Louie’s creative energies start flowing, his team knows to rise to the occasion, and so the fruits of said labour are here for us all to enjoy! 


                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Sil says: Second record this week of modern disco collaborations from acclaimed house legend Louie Vega. There's some big names and even bigger tracks on this installment, so expect some... big things!

                                                                              Grammy award winner Louie Vega follows up 2016's acclaimed album "XXVIII" with an album of collaborations paying tribute to dance music's grandmother - disco!

                                                                              Louie’s connection with Nervous Records and it’s father / son founders Sam and Michael Weiss goes back to the label’s very early years, as Masters At Work gave the label some of its earliest hits along with its signature release “The Nervous Track” by Nuyorican Soul. Louie was always aware of the many disco hits that had been released by Sam on his Sam Records label back in the 70’s and 80’s. But it was not until recently that Louie suggested Michael send him the 24 inch multi-track masters of seminal Sam Records disco classics like Gary’s Gang “Keep On Dancing,” John Davis & The Monster Orchestra “I Can’t Stop,” Convertion “Let’s Do It,” Vicky D “This Beat Is Mine,” as well as several others.

                                                                              The multi-tracks are a treasure-trove, including musical contributions from some of disco era’s finest musicians and engineers. Going through the various percussion, horn and string tracks inspired Louie to create a series of remixes that became dancefloor anthems that topped the Traxsource and Beatport charts and reverberated on dancefloors worldwide. That response, and the common drive that Louie and Michael both share to constantly promote quality music that is both song and rhythm based, inspired them to take this endeavor a step further, and to create brand new songs. When Louie’s creative energies start flowing, his team knows to rise to the occasion, and so the fruits of said labour are here for us all to enjoy! 


                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              Sil says: One of two records that showcase Louie Vega as a skilled disco producer as well as defined house head.

                                                                              As a special edition for the 25th release on Balkan Vinyl - six tracks selected from the label’s back catalogue – four of them having never before released on vinyl, the remaining two from highly sought after out-of-print releases.

                                                                              Includes the last ever track released by LFO "I Love Acid", Global Goon’s acid anthem “Craehzrhd” from the very first Balkan release in 2010, and the opener from the late Andreas Gehm 12” on I Love Acid “Heaven and Hell”. Luke Vibert, B12, and Plaid round off the EP with tracks that were previously only available as part of a digital download from the label itself (never in shops until now).

                                                                              This is a vinyl-only release, super limited, and likely to sell out on pre-order.... don't say we didn't warn you!


                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Wanted 60’s British Rock

                                                                                This compilation of 60s British rock kicks of with the Mod classic, "Zoot Suit" by The High Numbers (The Who) and includes tracks from Manrfed Mann, The Spencer Davis Group, The Kinks,The Move and the psych pop gem that is Status Quo's "Pictures Of Matchstick Men".

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Fabric 99: Sasha

                                                                                  From humble beginnings playing acid house at the legendary Haçienda to residencies at most of the world’s superclubs and a Grammy nomination, Sasha’s career trajectory is pretty much unparalleled. His vast discography includes a number of studio albums, remixes for the likes of Madonna and The Chemical Brothers, soundtracks for computer games and a long list of acclaimed mixes. He runs his own management agency and a studio in New York as well as the imprint Last Night On Earth.

                                                                                  Here Sasha’s skill is in how he enables broken beats and ambient wanderings to sit comfortably alongside dub techno and uplifting house. Classics from Carl Craig, Mathew Jonson, Exercise One and Sasha himself nestle amongst recent gems from Objekt, DJ Koze and DJ Hell.

                                                                                  What happens when you cross Hendrix with James Brown, throw in a bit of Mozart and lace your creation with arcane aphrodisiacs? You get Prince Rogers Nelson, that's what. Named for greatness, and so much greater than his name, the Purple One is and always will be the best. This set celebrates his unparalleled songwriting prowess, lining up ten top notch interpretations by some of the greatest names in jazz. Opening with Nina Simone's jazz-funk cover of "Sign O' The Times", this LP is already worth the entry fee, but as you hear the likes of Clotilde Rullard, Herbie Hancock and Osunlade enjoy their own moment in the purple spotlight, you'll be glad you copped a copy.

                                                                                  A few short months after volume 1 blew everybody's mind (limited repress copies still in store..) Cult Edits returns with more secret weapons from the stage hypnotists and voodoo priests of the international DJ scene. This time round Inigo Vontier, Pletnev, Dreem Lion and Alexis Le Fan run the rituals, hitting us with the best in rhythmic weirdshit. 
                                                                                  Cloaked and hooded, Inigo Vontier lights the ceremonial pyre with the stomping EBM of "Cha Cha Cha", a dislocated scream of afterlife chants, trancey keys and Belgian drum programming, before Lithuania's Pletnev knuckles down for some polyrhythmic wrongness via the mallets, militaristic percussion and frazzled chants of "Nathan". Skipping onto the flip and Dreem Lion inject a little acid thrust and techy percussion to Roberto De Simone's finest hour, while Piccadilly favourite Alexis Le Fan goes full tribal rite with the jungle rumble of "Mambo Jambo". 

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Patrick says: Channelling the unbridled intensity / insanity of Mad Mel's Apocalypto, the Cult Eds crew come through with a killer 12" of head twisting tribalism. Very voodoo, clatter and chant...

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  100 Hits - The Best Northern Soul Album

                                                                                    Featuring classic Northern soul tunes over a total of 5 CD's, including such revered and respected artists as :  Al Wilson, Shirley Ellis, Chairmen of the Board, The M.V.P’s, Robert Knight, Just Brothers, Freda Payne, Ike & Tina Turner, Little Richard, Al Green and many more..

                                                                                    A perfect introductory collection, or for those collectors who want all of the classics in one place 

                                                                                    The sixth collaboration CD between Rough Trade Shops and End of The Road Festival. As always, the tracks are selected by festival co-founder and curator Simon Taffe from artists on this year’s line up. The 18 track compilation, featuring music from Vampire Weekend, St Vincent, Gruff Rhys, Julia Holter and many more, will be available exclusively from Rough Trade Shops on 1st June before going on general release on 22nd June.

                                                                                    “It always excites me to put this compilation together but condensing a whole weekend’s worth of incredible music into 74 minutes is almost impossible. What you hopefully get here is an impression, a feel for 2018 and a line up which we think has come together just right this year.” — Simon Taffe

                                                                                    Compiled by soFa, the second instalment in his recent series ties together eighteen artists, each venturing down their own musical path, to produce an audio atlas that transverses not only styles but also cultures and continents.
                                                                                    Disparate musicians come from far and wide have been brought together across two slabs of beautifully mastered vinyl and, somehow, someway, found a jittering, skittering and juddering balance.
                                                                                    Tracks from Puma & Dolphin and Khidja conjure up images of thick jungle scenes as tribal rhythm patterns hypnotise and mesmerise alongside shamanic samples. The heady exotic aromas and tactile textures of the East are on display with Zatua traipsing through baked dunes and deserts before arriving to the shamanic organized chaos that is Bear Bones, Lay Low.
                                                                                    Darker moods loom and lurk, skulking in the alleys of Konsistent or in t-woc’s lurid tones. These duskier elements are countered by the brightness of Velvet C’s future disco sounds or the laser synthwork of Rony & Suzy. The buzzing Chicago inspired sounds of Weird Dust, the dawning pulses of Twoonky and the triumphal charges of Föhn blur the lines between mystical places and the cruel reality of the modern world. A double vinyl ticket to eleven engaging and evocative destinations.A trip into the fantastical. An Oyster from Elsewhere…



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