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Hit + Run Presents Road Kill Vol 1

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

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


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

    Various Artists

    Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987

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

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


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

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

      Various Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

        Various Artists

        A Crushing Glow Volume 2 - Compiled By Matt Sewell

        Celebrated UK illustrator & discerning musical globetrotter Matt Sewell has curated & beautifully illustrated this second musical volume. 14 Tracks which take us on an alchemic & singular cosmic journey through sound & vision!

        Obscure pastoral 60s psyche opens proceedings via Philamore Lincoln and Alameda, the perfect tracks for lying in meadows looking up at blue skies whilst tripping on LSD. Juggy D quickly injects some Punjabi rainbows into the mix; accentuating our trip and taking our minds across the globe before esteemed ambient guitarist Mark McGuire deploys a perfectly timed bliss-out for the first part of our journey.

        Side B sees the first forays into electronic rhythms, Manchester hero Ruf Dug getting all 4:20 with the stoned grooves of "Elephant Skank". Four Trees continue the electronic revelry with an out-there piece of kraut sequences supplemented by live drums. Then it's the turn of downbeat legends Prefuse 73 to stimulate us with highly advanced synthesis, glitches and mellifluous songwriting. The sequencing and curation by Matt already perfectly highlighted across this first disc.

        More spiritual Indian vibes return on disc 2: the Ganesh-inspired, Sitar-accompanied hymn "Devinamam" by Amme Bhaghavathi-Devalakshmi alligning our chakras in time and taking us ever closer to Samadhi. Again, the symbiosis of human and machine is celebrated, with Farbror Resande Mac becoming one with his synthesizers on "Monoverse" before Allesandro Allesandroni provides a brief but captivating interlude of plucked devine sensuality via their track "Aliante Giallo". Broadcast's "Echo's Answer" is a deeply personal lullaby that whisper into our ears the closure of side C.

        David Darling channels African township vocals on "Pis Lai" - mixing the melancholic with the uplifting in ways that only tribes from the Great Continent seem to muster. Bruice Langhorne sends out signals from the lighthouse, slowly pulling us out of our psychedelic revelry as penultimate track "Ending" signifies; before Phil France gently caresses our ears into a post-peak-experience slumber; the trip complete; we're both mentally rejuvenated yet physically tired. A good sleep on the cards with New Beginnings that follow.

        A truly healing and transportive compilation, incredibly well sequenced and the ultimate companion for astral travelling. You won't want to get up and flip the records over! Highly recommended.


        Side A:
        1 Philamore Lincoln - Plains Of Delight
        2 Laurel - Alameda
        3 Akheer-Juggy D
        4 Mark McGuire - In Search Of The Miraculous
        Side B
        1 Ruf Dug-Elephant Skank
        2 Four Trees-Telemetry
        3 Prefuse 73-It Never Entered
        Side C
        1 Amme Bhaghavathi-Devalakshmi - Devinamam
        2 Monoverse-Farbror Resande Mac
        3 Allesandro Allesandroni-Aliante Giallo
        4 Broadcast-Echo's Answer
        Side D
        1 David Darling-Pis Lai
        2 Bruce Langhorne-Ending
        3 Phil France-Phil France 

        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.


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

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

        Various Artists

        MM DISCOS 01

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

          Various Artists

          The Men In The Glass Booth: Part 1

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

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

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

            STAFF COMMENTS

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

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

            TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            STAFF COMMENTS

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

            TRACK LISTING

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

            **Import item!! {DETROIT}

            - Strictly pre-orders only!

            - Limited copies!

            TRACK LISTING

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

            Various Artists

            Eddie Piller & Dean Rudland Present Acid Jazz (Not Jazz)

              A compilation of the finest early ’90s underground club sounds presented by Eddie Piller and Dean Rudland. As Acid Jazz began a period of extraordinary commercial success – Brand New Heavies and Jamiroquai selling millions of records – London’s club scene began to have a global influence. The compilation offers a snapshot of the kinds of records that were being played at the time, combining original Acid Jazz releases with sides from other labels that surrounded the scene. These records could fill a dance floor in seconds. This collection gives them a new platform to be celebrated.

              TRACK LISTING

              Blacker – The Ballistic Brothers Vs. Eccentric Afros
              Beads, Things & Flowers – Humble Souls
              Come On – Marden Hill
              Last Night Beats – The Subterraneans
              APB – A Man Called Adam
              Modal (Blue Train Dub) – The Quiet Boys
              Jazz Jupiter (Da Scat Mix) – A-Zel
              Everything Is Going To The Beat – Dhama B Vs. Ace Of Clubs

              Various Artists

              Technics - Hip Hop.01

                To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mythical SL-1200 MK7 turntable, discover all the hip-hop, house and techno iconic tracks on three new compilations.

                TRACK LISTING

                A1. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (Extended Version)
                A2. Kev Luckhurst - Wild Style Lesson
                A3. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
                A4. Grandmaster Caz - South Bronx Subway Rap
                B1. The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (Long Version)
                B2. Double Trouble - Stoop Rap
                B3. Funky 4+1 - That's The Joint (Remix)
                C1. Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
                C2. House Of Pain - Jump Around
                C3. Grand Puba - I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are)
                C4. Queen Latifah Latifah's - Had It Up To Here
                C5. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
                D1. RZA - Grits
                D2. Madvillain (Mf Doom & Madlib) - All Caps
                D3. Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) Feat. Talib Kweli - Raw Shit
                D4. Peanut Butter Wolf & Charizma - Devotion
                D5. Nxworries (Anderson .paak & Knxwledge) - Suede
                D6. Guru's Jazzmatazz Feat. Zion I - For Ya Mind

                Various Artists

                Technics - Techno.01

                  To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mythical SL-1200 MK7 turntable, discover all the hip-hop, house and techno iconic tracks on three new compilations.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1. Laurent Garnier - Wake Up
                  A2. Gui Boratto - Arquipelago
                  A3. I:cube - Disco Cubizm (Daft Punk Remix)
                  B1. Agoria - Panta Rei
                  B2. Silicone Soul - Right On! (Original Instrumental Version)
                  B3. Fatboy Slim - Star 69 (Thomas Gold What The F**k Mix)
                  C1. Slam - Positive Education
                  C2. Percy X - Track 2
                  C3. Josh Wink - Higher State Of Consciousness (Tweekin Acid Funk)
                  D1. Âme - Rej
                  D2. Patrice Bäumel - Mile High Gang
                  D3. Armand Van Helden - Witch Doktor

                  Various Artists

                  Technics - House.01

                    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mythical SL-1200 MK7 turntable, discover all the hip-hop, house and techno iconic tracks on three new compilations.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A1. St Germain - What's New
                    A2. Ultra Naté - Free (Mood Ii Swing Extended Vocal Mix Edit)
                    A3. Kings Of Tomorrow Feat. Julie Mcknight - Finally
                    B1. Soha - Ëvë
                    B2. Moloko - Sing It Back (Mousse T.'s Feel Love Mix)
                    B3. Les Rythmes Digitales - Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat) (Cassius Remix)
                    C1. Cassius - 1999 (Remix - Long Version)
                    C2. Motor City Drum Ensemble Feat. Stee Downes - There's A Truth
                    C3. Masters At Work Feat. India - I Can't Get No Sleep (Kenlou Mix)
                    D1. Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat
                    D2. Dj Gregory - Block Party
                    D3. Superfunk Feat. Ron Carroll - Lucky Star
                    D4. Joe Smooth - Promised Land

                    Various Artists

                    Stranger Things: Soundtrack From The Netflix Series Season 4 OST

                      Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4 will include key music covering various classic eras and styles as featured in "Stranger Things 4." The soundtrack album is conceptualized and produced by The Duffer Brothers and Nora Felder (Grammy and Emmy nominee Nora Felder has served as music supervisor for "Stranger Things" since the show's inception and was nominated for a Music Supervision Grammy the first year the category was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences). The compilation album is produced by The Duffer Brothers and 2x Grammy nominee Timothy J. Smith.

                      "Stranger Things 4" is scheduled to be released worldwide exclusively via Netflix's streaming service in two volumes, with the first set for May 27, 2022, and the second five weeks later on July 1, 2022. The fourth season will have nine episodes and has continued to be produced by the show's creators the Duffer Brothers, along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Paterson.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (Bryce Miller/Alloy Tracks Remix) - Journey
                      2. California Dreamin' - The Beach Boys
                      3. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
                      4. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - Kate Bush
                      5. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive
                      6. Chica Mejicanita - Mae Arnette
                      7. Play With Me - Extreme
                      8. Detroit Rock City (Single Version) - KISS
                      9. I Was A Teenage Werewolf - The Cramps
                      10. Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth
                      11. Wipe Out - The Surfaris
                      12. Object Of My Desire (Single Version) - Starpoint
                      13. Rock Me Amadeus (The Gold Mix) - Falco
                      14. Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
                      15. Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
                      16. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
                      17. Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo (Single Version) - Rick Derringer
                      18. Fire And Rain - James Taylor
                      19. Spellbound - Siouxsie And The Banshees
                      20. Master Of Puppets - Metallica
                      21. When It's Cold I'd Like To Die (featuring Mimi Goese) - Moby
                      22. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (Steve Perry & Bryce Miller Extended Remix) - Journey

                      Various Artists

                      Penny & The Quarters & Friends

                        “You and Me” by Penny & the Quarters simply refused to stay lost. For 40 years, the song sat silent in a box of reels before heartthrob Ryan Gosling selected it to star in 2010’s indie weeper Blue Valentine. The power of the track set off an international treasure hunt in pursuit of the mysterious artists behind it. Since then, “You and Me” has soundtracked thousands of weddings, spawned hundreds of YouTube covers, and tugged heartstrings for scores of advertisements and films. Fifteen years after Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label became Numero’s worst selling compilation, we’ve reanalyzed the tapes and selected 11 equally-as-fascinating rehearsals caught by engineer Clem Price in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Penny & The Quarters - You And Me
                        2. Joe King Glad I Found You
                        3. Jay Robinson - You Are Mine
                        4. Penny & The Quarters - You Are Giving Me Some Other Love
                        5. Eddie Ray - All In The Past
                        6. Brenda Walker - Since I Fell For You
                        7. Joe King - I’m A Stranger
                        8. Penny & The Quarters - I Cried A Tear
                        9. Eddie Ray - You Got Me
                        10. Jay Robinson Feat. Penny & The Quarters - Will I Ever
                        11. Eddie Ray & Joe King - Don’t Take Your Love From Me
                        12. Harmonic Sounds Band - Untitled Studio Moves (Inst.)

                        Various Artists

                        Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI : Chrome Universal - A Survey Of Modern Pedal Steel

                          Curated by in-demand Nashville pedal steel maverick and Third Man recording artist Luke Schneider, the eleventh volume of Tompkins Square’s venerable Imaginational Anthem acoustic guitar series features exclusive tracks by legend BJ Cole, as well as leading exponents on the instrument including Susan Alcorn, Luke himself, and British expat /Nashville hotshot Spencer Cullum among others. Nashville native and Merge recording artist William Tyler has written a beautiful detailed history of the pedal steel for the package (CD & LP versions only).

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. BJ Cole - Ely Revisited
                          2. Jonny Lam - Rainbow Across The Valley
                          3. Rocco DeLuca - Many Singing Softly
                          4. Luke Schneider - Yosemite
                          5.Spencer Cullum - An Ode To Dungeness
                          6. Barry Walker, Jr. - I Will Tread Upon The Lion And The Cobra
                          7. Susan Alcorn - Gilmore Blue
                          8. Maggie Bjorklund - Lysglimt
                          9. Will Van Horn - Attwater

                          Various Artists

                          Bound For Hell: On The Sunset Strip

                            Heavy metal? Glam? Hard rock? Make your own fuckin’ call, you poser. We’re not gonna do it for you. Bound for Hell is early ‘80s L.A. rock as it actually was: a California cataclysm of drunk and horny headbangers, dressed in sharp, shiny, leather androgyny and fire, kicking crowds in the teeth to clear the way to that one big shot. This set delivers 21 tracks by 21 artists detailing the Sunset Strip’s most razor-sharp heathens. Drumsticks burned. Hands were severed. Faces bled. Heavy was HELL for a half decade and it was a long, long way down.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            SIDE A
                            A1. Going To The City - Stormer
                            A2. Cocaine - L.A. Rocks
                            A3. Bound For Hell - Max Havoc
                            A4. Rock ‘N’ Roll Ain’t Pretty - Jaded Lady
                            A5. Ready To Explode - Steeler
                            A6. No Time To Lose - Lizzy Borden
                            SIDE B
                            B1. On The Run - SIN
                            B2. Give Em The Old 1, 2, 3 - Black ‘N Blue
                            B3. Damnation Alley - Bitch
                            B4. Feeling To Rock - Romeo
                            B5. Savage Kind Of Girl - V.V.S.I.
                            SIDE C
                            C1. Up From The Depths - Hellion
                            C2. Blade Of Steel - Angeles
                            C3. Cold Reception - Knightmare II
                            C4. Cinderella (In Black Leather) - Witch
                            C5. Liquid Lady - Reddi Killowatt
                            SIDE D
                            D1. Lesson Well Learned - Armored Saint
                            D2. We Came To Kill - Leather Angel
                            D3. Take It Or Leave It - Rough Cutt
                            D4. Fool Of Lies - Lisa Baker
                            D5. Judgement Day - Odin

                            Various Artists

                            DJ-Kicks: Theo Parrish

                              Growing up in Chicago, later Detroit-based music producer, Theo Parrish is internationally well known for his own inimitable downtempo house music style. The approach Parrish took to compiling DJ-Kicks was very ambitious, inviting his Detroit peers to produce a collection of brand new material, and in turn creating the first ever all exclusive entry to the esteemed series.

                              "Detroit creates. But rarely imitates. Why? We hear and see many from other places do that with what we originate. No need to follow. Get it straight. In the Great Lakes there are always more under the surface than those that appear to penetrate the top layer of attention and recognition. What about them that defy tradition? Those that side step the inaccurate definitions often given from outside positions? This is that evidence. Enjoy."

                              • First official compilation by Theo Parrish
                              • All exclusive unreleased material
                              • Includes new music from Theo Parrish
                              • 19 tracks mixed across a two volume CD set
                              • Triple LP sampler containing 15 full length tracks

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. De'Sean Jones & Ideeyah - Pressure
                              2. Donald Lee Roland II - Simba's Theme
                              3. Meftah - When The Sun Falls
                              4. Theo Parrish & Duminie DePorres - The Real Deal
                              5. Specter - The Upper Room
                              6. Deon Jamar - North End Funk
                              7. Ian Fink - Moonlight (Duality/Detroit Live Version)
                              1. John C & Meftah - Full
                              2. MBtheLight - AGAIN (T’s Edit)
                              3. De'Sean Jones - Psalm 23
                              4. Raybone Jones - Green Funk
                              5. Jon Dixon - Wind Drifts (Instrumental)
                              6. Whodat & Sophiyah.e - Don’t Know
                              7. KESSWA - Chasing Delerium Feat. Nova Zai
                              8. Raj Mahal - Hudsons
                              9. De'Sean Jones - Flash Spain
                              10. Jason Hogans - Surrounded By Trees
                              11. Howard Thomas - Experiment 10
                              12. Sterling Toles - Janis

                              A1. De'Sean Jones & Ideeyah - Pressure
                              A2. Donald Lee Roland II - Simba's Theme
                              A3. Jason Hogans - Surrounded By Trees
                              B1. John C & Meftah - Full
                              B2. Meftah - When The Sun Falls
                              B3. De'Sean Jones - Psalm 23
                              C1. Ian Fink - Moonlight (Duality/Detroit Live Version)
                              C2. KESSWA - Chasing Delerium Feat. Nova Zai
                              D1. Specter - The Upper Room
                              D2. Raj Mahal - Hudsons
                              E1. Raybone Jones - Green Funk
                              E2. Whodat & Sophiyah.e - Don’t Know
                              F1. Howard Thomas - Experiment 10
                              F2. MBtheLight - AGAIN (T’s Edit)
                              F3. Sterling Toles - Janis 

                              Various Artists

                              Eins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier Vol. 2 - Deutsche Experimentelle Pop-Musik 1978-87

                                For their second foray into the fringes of German pop, Bureau B delve deeper than before, raiding cassette culture, 7" obscurities and overlooked album cuts to further frame this free- thinking strain of sonic expression. Starting the count from punk’s year zero, this set sees a newly liberated generation get weird and wild with anything they could lay their hands on, delivering demented, detuned and disorienting tracks brimming with DIY spirit. Where their kosmische predecessors preferred immersive, expansive compositions, these artists opted for immediacy, quickly capturing one idea before moving on to the next. Exploiting advances in home recording to say outside of industry confines, these art-school extroverts and commune drop outs often came together in unplanned collaborations and one off projects, capturing their whole creative lifespan on one side of a C45. As such, there’s a youthful charm to the sounds found on this compilation – an infectious combination of energy, expression and naivety running though each unlikely melody. This shift in approach and outlook even informed established acts, as evidenced by the perverse pop curiosities from Cluster and Moebius & Beerbohm lurking on the line up beside unreleased and un- remembered gems from the likes of Maria Zerfall and E.M.P.

                                Once again those expert selectors at Bureau B have done the hard work, digging deep to deliver a disparate, different and dissident side of German Pop Music. All you have to do is press play.

                                The sparse drum machine of ALU’s »Aludome« opens proceedings, laying the foundation for wavy guitar chords and simple melodies on this tender 1980 composition, which only came to light in 2005. From there we sink into the watery electronics, free jazz bass and abstract guitars of Detlef Diederichsen charmingly abrupt »Pissnelke 2000«, before Maria Zerfall moves us into the shadows with the dark and punkish dirge »Der Mond«, a haunting track with double tracked and distorted spoken vocals. Butzmann / Kapielski’s avant-dance masterpiece »Do The VoPo« diverts us to the dance-floor, where the oddball synth sounds and skewed sampler vox of Rüdiger Lorenz’ »Francis & Friends« traps us in a strange slow motion groove. The tempo raises via E.M.P.’s dubbish sabotage of 80s smooth jazz, turns inside out on Vono’s charming interlude “Der Zauberer”, then finds its feet again via Reichmann’s ’78 composition »Wunderbar« taken from the Sky LP of the same name. This frazzled fusion of cosmic country and Asiatic melody shares a widescreen worldview with Deux Baleines Blanches’ »Draht 9«, on which post punk electronics and chiming guitars combine with bittersweet beauty. The time-travelling Rolf Trostel takes us to the midpoint with pulsating chords which predate Basic Channel by a decade, while Phantom Band’s »Dream Machine« stitches together two decades of the psychedelic continuum in a riot of tumbling toms, panning sequences and brain melting waveforms. »Glucose« sees Moebius & Beerbohm unleash their strange music at a delinquent tempo, before Jimmy, Jenny + Jonny offer a second subversion of smooth jazz with their skronking Mediterranean fantasy »Salome«. Thomas Dinger’s frosty music box romance »Alleewalzer« and The Wirtschaftswunder’s stomping ska-like »Television« follow in quick succession, leading us into Cluster’s narcotic fairground »Oh Odessa«, a queasy assemblage of detuned FM bells and percussive piston bursts. From there, the dubbed out post punk of Sprung Aus Den Wolken, experimental dance of Notorische Reflexe and unhinged disco of Günter Schickert capture different ends of the alternative dance floor, before the pastoral outsider pop of Lapre’s »Septer« signs in a swell of yearning melody.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                01. ALU – Aludome
                                02. Detlef Diederichsen - Pissnelke 2000
                                03. Maria Zerfall – Der Mond
                                04. Butzmann / Kapielski – Do The VoPo
                                05. Rüdiger Lorenz – Francis & Friends
                                06. E.M.P. - Tanne-totSamba
                                07. Vono – Der Zauberer
                                08. Riechmann – Wunderbar
                                09. Deux Baleines Blanches – Draht 9
                                10. Rolf Trostel – Hope Is The Answer
                                11. Phantom Band – Dream Machine
                                12. Moebius & Beerbohm – Glucose
                                13. Jimmy, Jenny + Jonny – Salome
                                14. Thomas Dinger - Alleewalzer
                                15. The Wirtschaftswunder - Television
                                16. Cluster – Oh Odessa
                                17. Sprung Aus Den Wolken – Noch Lange Nicht
                                18. Notorische Reflexe – The Wisp
                                19. Günter Schickert – Leihst Du Mir Dein Ohr
                                20. Lapre – Septe

                                Various Artists

                                Sintesis Moderna - An Alternative Vision Of Argentinian Music 1980 - 1990

                                  Soundway's telescope to forgotten and lesser known musical realms
                                  extends to Argentina on the triple vinyl compilation, 'Síntesis Moderna -
                                  An Alternative Vision Of Argentinian Music 1980-1990'

                                  A digital rewilding of computer and synth powered music, dripping with an
                                  impressive variety of infuence, from Italo disco, electro-funk, post punk, tango,
                                  ambience, jazz-fusion, Afro-folk and techno pop, the record is a cultural document of a musical decade transformed after the lifting of restrictions of English language music post Falklands War, and the end of Argentina's military
                                  dictatorship. For fans of Ritmo Fantasia compilation, Jonny Rock, Colleen Murphy's Balearic Breakfast compilation.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1. Carlos Cutaia - Operativo
                                  A2. El Signo - Dimensiones Ocultas (Ric Piccolo Edit)
                                  A3. Ultimate Warriors - Running Away From You
                                  B1. Abaddon - No Es Computable
                                  B2. Toby - Ain't That Better (Harari Edit)
                                  B3. The Originals - Vamos A La Playa
                                  B4. Mike Ribas - Secuencia Sin Consecuencias
                                  C1. Adalberto Cevasco - Reencuentros No 2
                                  C2. Los Moesicos Del Centro - Esquirlas
                                  C3. Divina Gloria - Mediterranee Club
                                  D1. Mike Ribas - Como Son Los Retratos (Harari Edit)
                                  D2. Delight - I Wanna Make You Mine
                                  D3. Gaita - Mueve Tu Cuerpo
                                  E1. Donald - A Ver, A Ver (Ric Piccolo Edit)
                                  E2. Bad Girls - Dance To Dance
                                  E3. Carla Rab - Sexy Films
                                  F1. Los Musicos Del Centro - Aire De Tropicos
                                  F2. Jorge Lopez Ruiz - De Mama Candombe
                                  F3. Jorge Alfano - Fuego

                                  Various Artists

                                  Sampled Groove

                                    Over the years, artists have continuously inspired one another through the art of sampling. The SAMPLED vinyl collection is an invitation to (re) discover the most iconic sampled artists and original tracks in music history such as Charles Aznavour, Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Gwen McCrae. Launched in 2018 with 2 volumes dedicated to Funk and Soul, the collection is back this year introducing a new opus: “Sampled Groove” featuring Disco, Funk & Soul tracks sampled by Mobb Deep, Cypress Hill, Mary J. Blige, Will Smith and many more.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Inner Life Feat. Jocelyn Brown - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
                                    A2. All The People Feat. Robert Moore - Cramp Your Style
                                    A3. Creative Source - Who Is He And What Is He To You?
                                    A4. Blowfly - Outro
                                    B1. Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation (Original 7” Version)
                                    B2. First Choice - Dr. Love
                                    B3. Bob James - Tappan Zee
                                    B4. Ohio Players - Ecstasy
                                    B5. Elias Rahbani - Dance Of Maria
                                    C1. Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
                                    C2. Detroit Emeralds - You're Getting A Little Too Smart
                                    C3. Bob James - Nautilus
                                    C4. The Sylvers - Cry Of A Dreamer
                                    C5. Black Ivory - I Keep Asking You Questions
                                    C6. Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
                                    D1. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Darkest Light
                                    D2. Joe Simon - Drowning In The Sea Of Love
                                    D3. George & Gwen Mccrae - Mechanical Body
                                    D4. Uncle Louie - I Like Funky Music
                                    D5. The Fatback Band - (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop
                                    D6. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Pushin' On (Feat. Alice Russell)

                                    Various Artists

                                    Sampled Jazz

                                      Hot on the heels of their ‘Sampled Funk’ selection, the folks at Wagram apply the same approach to soul, lounge and easy listening, raiding the crates for those smooth grooves, gospel scorchers and tearjerkers that generations of producer have flipped for high quality hip hop and house. Perfect for wax nerds, sample spotters and bar DJs, this collection features jamz from Ray Charles, Timmy Thomas, Dusty Springfield and Etta James.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A1. Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet - Yesterdays
                                      A2. Bob James - Sign Of The Times
                                      A3. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
                                      A4. Doris Day - Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
                                      A5. Nina Simone - Rags And Old Iron
                                      A6. Billie Holiday - God Bless The Child
                                      A7. Ella Fitzgerald With Paul Weston & His Orchestra - Russian Lullaby
                                      B1. Cookin' On 3 Burners Feat. Kylie Auldist - This Girl
                                      B2. Little Willie John - I'm Shakin'
                                      B3. Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones & His Orchestra - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
                                      B4. Harry Belfonte - Jump In The Line
                                      B5. Frank Sinatra - High Hopes
                                      B6. Chris Connor - Time Out For Tears
                                      B7. Thelonious Monk - Black And Tan Fantasy
                                      C1. Ella Fitzgerald - All Through The Night
                                      C2. Johnny Mathis - Someone
                                      C3. Cal Tjader - Walk On By
                                      C4. Gil Scott-Heron - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
                                      C5. Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon Man
                                      C6. Peggy Lee - I'ts A Good Day
                                      C7. Ferrante & Teicher - Theme From Exodus
                                      D1. Quincy Jones - Soul Bossa Nova
                                      D2. Ahmad Jamal - Angel Eyes (Live At The Alhambra)
                                      D3. Charlie Parker & Miles Davis - A Night In Tunisia
                                      D4. Les Brown Feat. Doris Day - You Won'T Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
                                      D5. Cab Calloway - The Hi-De-Ho Man (That's Me)
                                      D6. Glenn Miller - Doin' The Jive
                                      D7. Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven - Weary Blues

                                      Various Artists

                                      Adrian Sherwood Presents: Dub No Frontiers

                                        Dub No Frontiers is inspired by and features female vocalists that Adrian Sherwood and the On-U Sound label knew from the UK or had met while travelling around the world. Many of the singers said they felt the dub and reggae arena was a bit of a male preserve and a little intimidating even, so Sherwood decided to invite artistes to perform a song of their choice, all in non-English on his rhythm tracks. Vocalists include Likkle Mai (singing in Japanese), Rita Morar (Hindi), Kerieva (Romani), Neyssatou (Arabic) & Yehaiyahan (Chinese).

                                        The album is dedicated to the memory of both Ariane ‘Ari Up’ Forster and Lincoln Valentine ‘Style’ Scott with whom the project started.

                                        Peter Harris’s cover painting of Afeni Shakur Davis sets the visual tone of the record and both the LP and CD come with a 12-page booklet featuring more of his paintings of inspiring women from the world of literature, politics, law, civil rights and medicine, such as Claudia Jones, Flo Kennedy, Barbara Jordan, Claudette Colvin and Mary Seacole.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Yehaiyahan — Love Hurts [3:11]
                                        2. Likkle Mai — Haste Makes Waste [4:12]
                                        3. Rita Morar — Meri Awaaz Suno (Hear My Voice) [3:15]
                                        4. In Temi Oyedele — I Dupe (Thanks Giving) [4:21]
                                        5. Neyssatou — War [4:15]
                                        6. Maria Wenda — Okama Werek Halok [3:42]
                                        7. Kerieva — Chavale [3:52]
                                        8. JaGodDa — Krysztalowy Aniol (Crystal Angel) [3:57]
                                        9. Saba Tewelde — Semarulay Daqey [2:36]
                                        10. Nadya Ostroff DR.NO — Little Cosmonaut [4:31]

                                        Various Artists

                                        SEX - We Are Not In The Least Afraid Of Ruins

                                          The second installment of gems and nuggets straight from the infamous jukebox at Malcolm and Vivienne's King's Road SEX boutique.

                                          Compiled again by Marco Pirroni (Adam and The Ants, Siouxsie and the Banshees) another collection of carefully curated tracks that were played on rotation at 430 kings road Chelsea, throughout 1974-1976.

                                          Years in the making, this follow up to Marco’s 2004 “SEX: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die” continues to complete the jukebox playlist with tracks contributed from those friends who frequented the shop - Jordan Mooney (RIP), Paul Cook, Steve Jones and Sam Bully amongst others – remembering those all-important songs that soundtracked the shop and left lasting impressions on them over 47 years ago.

                                          Another wild ride and a kaleidoscope of jukebox bangers from The Animals to Max Bigraves, Nico to Burundi Black, these tracks undoubtedly played a heavy influence on SEX’s customer’s young ears many who would go on and change the musical world forever - Sex Pistols, The Clash, Chrissie Hynde, Siouxsie Sioux to name just a few.

                                          Artwork supplied by Personality Crisis with unpublished photographs from Jane England, a student at the time but already understood the cultural significance and beauty of both the shop and Jordan Mooney who the compilation is dedicated to.


                                          “This is the second album of music from the jukebox at 430 Kings road Chelsea, this place was the center of my world from 1973 to early 1977 when I had to grow-up and move on. The tracks have nothing much to do with each other but in my mind, they all go together: Winifred Atwill and the Animals, Mott the Hoople and Max Bygraves have for the last 40 years become forever interlinked. Malcolm, Vivienne, Jordan, Steve Jones and Paul Cook (who would both put their favourite songs on the jukebox) all have a hand in it. In the internet age I still know almost nothing about these artists and I’ve never bothered to look them up. Sex: Vol 1 and 2 are to be played in the old-fashioned way. That is, you put them and listen all the way through (jukeboxes don’t have remotes). Hopefully, it will give a flavour of the time, when none of us who hung around in The scene later to be known as punk had the slightest clue what we were doing or why we we’re doing it. I could probably hazard a guess but it really doesn’t matter. Its nostalgia for a bygone age with a soundtrack from an even more bygone age. But I loved it all then and I love it now.

                                          Marco Pirroni, 2022

                                          “Just imagine being in this mystical clothes shop at any time during 1974-1976 and being part of what I saw as a place of creative ideas, like the cafés you’d have found in Russia or Prague where great philosophers used to churn over ideas and punch holes in the norm. Dark luxurious rubber clad walls with slogans that may be old but were still pertinent to US. At the end of this tunnel of decadence and the risqué was that jukebox. Filled with music to inspire and encourage you to dig deeper.”

                                          Jordan Mooney

                                          “Memories of a jukebox. The first thing we did when going into the shop was head to the jukebox and fire up some music. It was great listening to all those 50’s/60’s tracks and it was a bit of an education music wise. Blasting out great Rock’n’Roll, Garage / Rebel Rock, it had to be the coolest jukebox in London at the time and we’d spend hours hanging around, digging the scene and looking cool. As time went by we’d add our own 45’s into the mix but the jukebox choice had Malcolm's stamp all over it with a selection of outsider, freaky misfits.”

                                          Paul Cook

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Vinyl Tracklisting
                                          SIDE A
                                          1. The Animals - We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place
                                          2. Chris Farlowe - Out Of Time
                                          3. Dave Berry - Don't Gimme No Lip Child
                                          4. Peanuts Wilson - Cast Iron Arm
                                          5. The Cougars - Saturday Nite At The Duck-Pond
                                          SIDE B
                                          6. Dave & Ansell Collins - Double Barrel
                                          7. Burundi Steïphenson Black - Burundi Black
                                          8. John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
                                          9. The Dakotas - Cruel Sea
                                          10. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy- Paralyzed
                                          11. Fats Domino - Sick & Tired
                                          SIDE C
                                          12. Winifred Atwell - Hawaiian Cha Cha
                                          13. Max Bygraves - You Need Hands
                                          14. Lloyd Price - Where Were You On Our Wedding Day
                                          15. The Ethiopians - Train To Skaville
                                          16. Dave & Ansell Collins - Monkey Spanner
                                          SIDE D
                                          17. Billy Fury - Wonderous Place
                                          18. Nico - I'm Not Sayin'
                                          19. The Leaves - Funny Little World
                                          20. The Animals - I Can’t Believe It
                                          21. Ron Moody - You Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two
                                          22. Dave Berry - The Crying Game
                                          23. Mott The Hoople - The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll

                                          1. The Animals - We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place
                                          2. Chris Farlowe – Out Of Time
                                          3. Dave Berry - Don't Gimme No Lip Child
                                          4. Peanuts Wilson - Cast Iron Arm
                                          5. The Cougars - Saturday Nite At The Duck-Pond
                                          6. Dave & Ansel Collin – Double Barrel
                                          7. Burundi Steïphenson Black - Burundi Black
                                          8. John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
                                          9. The Dakotas - The Cruel Sea
                                          10. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed
                                          11. Fats Domino - Sick & Tired
                                          12. Winifred Atwell - Hawaiian Cha Cha
                                          13. Max Bygraves - You Need Hands
                                          14. Lloyd Price - Where Were You On Our Wedding Day
                                          15. The Ethiopians - Train To Skaville
                                          16. Dave & Ansel Collins - Monkey Spanner
                                          17. Billy Fury - Wonderous Place
                                          18. Nico – I'm Not Sayin'
                                          19. The Leaves - Funny Little World
                                          20. The Animals - I Can't Believe It
                                          21. Ron Moody - You Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two
                                          22. Dave Berry - The Crying Game
                                          23. Mott The Hoople - The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll

                                          Various Artists

                                          Polyphonic Cosmos: Sonic Innovations In Japan (1980-1986) (Compiled By JD Twitch)

                                            Ever since he made his first trip to Japan to DJ, Optimo Music founder JD Twitch has been bewitched by Japanese music, and particularly the vibrant, imaginative, and often far-sighted sounds which emerged from the island nation during the 1980s. Now he’s put years of digging in Japanese record shops to good use on Polyphonic Cosmos, the latest release on his compilation-focused Cease & Desist imprint.

                                            Subtitled ‘A Beginners Guide to Japan In The ‘80s’, the collection offers a personal selection of Japanese gems recorded and released between 1981 and ’86 – a period when advances in recording and musical technology offered the nation’s artists and producers a whole new tool kit to employ. When combined with the unique musical culture of Japan, where local traditions are frequently fused with Western styles to create timeless, off-kilter aural fusions, this embrace of locally pioneered music technology had spectacular, often unusual results.

                                            Eight years in the making, Polyphonic Cosmos provides an endlessly entertaining musical snapshot of Japanese music of the early-to-mid ‘80s with all of the open-minded eclecticism and sonic twists that you would expect from the Glasgow-based DJ.

                                            Compare and contrast, for example, the gently breezy, morning-fresh folk-plus-electronics bliss of ‘ばら二曲 Baranikyoku (Fellini&Rota)’ by World Standard – the most familiar alias of long-serving musician/producer Sohichiro Suzuki – and the hallucinatory, slow-motion tribal rhythms, post-punk rhythms and tape delay-laden electronics of Imitation’s ‘Exotic Dance’. Or, for that matter, the tipsy mid-‘80s electronic reggae of Pecker’s ‘Sha La La’, the grungy but melodic post-punk strut of ‘You Go On Natural’ by Earthling (a track Twitch accurately describes as “sheer unrelenting groove”), and the unearthly, swirling sonics, new age instrumentation and flotation tank vocals of prolific (and seemingly mysterious) act Geinoh Yamashirogumi’s ‘Rimme Kohkyogaku Meiki’.

                                            It’s a credit to JD Twitch’s curatorial skills that the quality never dips, and sonic surprises lurk around every corner. Consider for a moment the hard to describe, far-sighted audio immersion of D-Day’s ‘Ki-Ra’ – all languid post-pop guitar, enveloping chords, spoken word vocals, shuffling 808 beats and marimba melodies – and the two contributions from video games soundtrack specialist (and driving instrumental synth-pop specialist) Hiroyuki Namba.

                                            The collection naturally includes some selections that have long been favourites in Twitch’s DJ sets – see Masumi Hara’s ‘Your Dream’ – as well as a handful of tracks from artists who may be more recognisable to those with only rudimentary knowledge of Japanese musical culture. The great Yasuaki Shimizu, whose work as Mariah has become far better known in recent years thanks to reissues of some of his most magical albums, is represented via ‘The Crow’, a picturesque chunk of horizontal, hard-to-define jazz-not-jazz smokiness, while the collection fittingly concludes with a sublimely funky, oddball electronic workout from Yellow Magic Orchestra legend Ryuichi Sakamoto (the frankly incredible ‘Wongga Dance Song’).

                                            Matt Anniss

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1. World Standard - Á

                                            Various Artists

                                            Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen

                                              4-time GRAMMY-winning producer Larry Klein, who produced Herbie Hancock’s GRAMMY Album of the Year winning release River: The Joni Letters, has assembled another extraordinary star-studded project with Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen. This heartfelt tribute to Klein’s dear friend, the legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, presents stunning renditions of his profound songs by an impressive and eclectic line-up of guest vocalists including James Taylor, Iggy Pop, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones, Gregory Porter, Peter Gabriel, Nathaniel Rateliff, David Gray, Sarah McLachlan, and Luciana Souza. The backing band is no less impressive featuring a remarkable quintet of modern jazz talent including guitarist Bill Frisell, saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Nate Smith.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Steer Your Way - Norah Jones
                                              2. Here It Is - Peter Gabriel
                                              3. Suzanne - Gregory Porter
                                              4. Hallelujah - Sarah McLachlan
                                              5. Avalanche - Immanuel Wilkins
                                              6. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye - Luciana Souza
                                              7. Coming Back To You - James Taylor
                                              8. You Want It Darker - Iggy Pop
                                              9. If It Be Your Will - Mavis Staples
                                              10. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy - David Gray
                                              11. Famous Blue Raincoat - Nathaniel Rateliff
                                              12. Bird On The Wire - Bill Frisell

                                              Various Artists

                                              OZ Days Live: '72 -'73 Kichijoji The 50th Anniversary Collection

                                                OZ DAYS LIVE was originally released in 1973 as a private press two-disc set, packaged in a brown paper bag with its album title hand-stamped in rainbow-colored ink. The self-distributed record was made to commemorate the closure of OZ, the now-legendary venue located in the Kichijoji neighborhood of Tokyo.

                                                Operating out of a small upstairs space just around the corner from the train station, OZ was a scruffy, DIY affair that lasted not much more than a year. Over the course of its short existence from June 1972 to September 1973, the cafe and performance space became the nerve center for the city’s burgeoning underground and counterculture set. The OZ DAYS LIVE LP, now an incredibly rare collector’s item, featured five different artists spread over four vinyl sides, on recordings made right at OZ.

                                                Now, 50 years after OZ first opened its doors, we are incredibly excited to offer OZ DAYS LIVE ‘72-’73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection, a reconfigured special edition of the original LP. Available as a 3CD set, the new collection includes all the tracks from the recently released Les Rallizes Dénudés’ The OZ Tapes, plus bonus tracks from the same sessions that were first released in 2022 on a limited edition 12”. The set also includes newly remastered versions of the Masato Minami and Miyako Ochi tracks from the original release, plus over 40 minutes of previously unreleased OZ recordings from Acid Seven, newly unearthed from reel-to-reel tapes that had been stored away for half a century by OZ manager Minoru Tezuka. A newly written 100-page oral history, compiled from hours of interviews, provides first-hand accounts of what made the OZ scene so special.

                                                “I think that a record is a nutrient for the soul, and each one allows people to see (and hear) a particular situation,” Tezuka told The Shinpu Journal (The New Music Journal) at the time of OZ DAYS LIVE’s release.

                                                “That makes it ‘music’ purely by definition, and it can’t possibly be anything else.” It may be a bit difficult to decipher what he meant by these existential musings, but one thing is clear: that music is timeless, and records like OZ DAYS LIVE allow us to participate in an experience that would otherwise be lost to time.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                OZ Days - Les Rallizes Dénudés 

                                                Various Artists

                                                John Sinclair Presents Detroit Artists Workshop

                                                  Strut and Art Yard present the culmination of a 5-year project researching the archives of author, DJ and activist John Sinclair with the first ever retrospective of the influential Detroit Artists Workshop spanning 1965 to 1981.

                                                  “In the mid-‘60s, Detroit was nowhere,” explains Sinclair. “A decaying jazz scene, no community of poets, painters or writers so a group of young Detroit artists, most of us students at Wayne State University, got together in the late Summer of 1964.” Led by Sinclair and trumpeter Charles Moore, the Artists Workshop Society was formed as a co-operative community, drawing upon the resources of every participating individual in order to perpetuate itself. They began to provide spaces in Detroit for musicians to rehearse and to promote live concerts showcasing a range progressive jazz artists across the city.

                                                  Between the mid-‘60s and the early ‘80s, Sinclair amassed a huge archive of recordings from the Workshop concerts featuring Detroit residents like Moore’s Contemporary 5, Ron English and Lyman Woodard alongside many other US jazz luminaries including Donald Byrd, Sun Ra Arkestra and Herbie Hancock. Dormant in the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Brooklyn for many years, Strut and Art Yard began their research into the archives in 2017.

                                                  This first compilation of Detroit Artists Workshop is a revelation for any fan of jazz, featuring previously unreleased recordings by Byrd, Moore, English, Woodard, Bennie Maupin and Teddy Harris accompanied by extensive sleeve notes from John Sinclair, Robin Eichele and Herb Boyd. All tracks are remastered from the original tapes by Technology Works.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A1. John Sinclair Introduction / Yusef Lateef - Happy Ology
                                                  A2. Donald Byrd - Christo Redentor
                                                  A3. Donald Byrd - Blackjack
                                                  B1. Detroit Contemporary 4 - Effi
                                                  B2. Detroit Contemporary 4 - The Promise
                                                  B3. Detroit Contemporary 4 - Three Flowers (Cd Only)
                                                  C1. Bennie Maupin Quartet - Water Torture
                                                  C2. Ron English - Bees
                                                  D1. Teddy Harris - Passion Dance
                                                  D2. Lyman Woodard - Deja Vu
                                                  D3. Lyman Woodard Organisation - Help Me Get Away

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Soul Jazz Records Presents Punk 45: I'm A Mess - 2022 Reissue

                                                    Initially released in a deluxe vinyl-only edition (now totally sold out), Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Punk 45: I’m A Mess!’ is now released in standard double album vinyl (and for the first time on CD).

                                                    Soul Jazz Records’ long lasting ‘Punk 45’ series are high quality editions of early punk 45s. While previous editions have focused on the early days of punk in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Akron, France, and proto-punk, this new edition focuses on mainly do-it-yourself, or self-released 45s, all made in the UK in the early days of punk.

                                                    While only a handful of Punk 45s were released in 1976, the following two years produced an avalanche of them. Aside from the few punk bands who signed to major labels, many of these singles were self-released private press 45s or independent label 45s. With limited distribution and access to the media, many of these sunk without trace and were lost in history. This album features many of these independent punk 45 gems, lost nuggets of gold from the sea of time.

                                                    The bands featured here come from all across the United Kingdom. Here you will find The Drive, Scotland’s answer to the New York Dolls, Dansette Damage from Newcastle, Stormtrooper from the Isle of Wight and many more - a snapshot of some of the finest private press 45s ever made. Other bands include Cybermen, The Exile and Neon, as well as the early punk incarnations Johnny and The Self-Abusers (who later became Simple Minds) and The Killjoys (led by Kevin Rowland, who later formed Dexy’s Midnight Runners).

                                                    These are all one-off and super rare releases from bands that you have probably never heard of - totally hidden gems from the wastelands of the early days of punk. Totally in keeping with the spirit of the time, this is high octane and righteously independent.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    The Art Attacks - I Am A Dalek
                                                    The Drive - Jerkin
                                                    Johnny And The Self Abusers - Saints And Sinners
                                                    Trash - Priorities
                                                    The Carpettes - Help I'm Trapped
                                                    Stormtrooper - I'm A Mess
                                                    The Electric Chairs - So Many Ways
                                                    Social Security - I Don't Want My Heart To Rule My Head
                                                    Neon Hearts - Venus Eccentric
                                                    The Cybermen - Cybernetic Surgery
                                                    The Killjoys - Naive
                                                    The Reducers - Things Go Wrong
                                                    Johnny Moped - No One
                                                    Neon - Bottles
                                                    V2 - Speed Freak
                                                    The Exile - Fascist DJ
                                                    Lucy - Feel So Good
                                                    Machines - True Life
                                                    Dansette Damage - N.M.E.

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    Soul Jazz Records Presents 'Studio One Women' - Anniversary Edition

                                                      Soul Jazz Records’ long out of print classic ‘Studio One Women’ collection is being re-released as a new 18th Anniversary edition.

                                                      18 years on from its original release, ‘Studio One Women’ remains one of the ‘Studio One’ series’ most in demand titles and, like all the earlier special coloured editions, is sure to sell out fast.

                                                      Ska, rocksteady, funky reggae, roots, dub mixes, disco mixes - they’re all here from the queens of the Jamaican music scene - ‘Studio One Women’ features a wide mix of classics and obscurities from the finest female voices in reggae.

                                                      Until now most of these tracks have only ever been available as extremely hard to find Jamaican 7” and 12” singles, and even if you were lucky enough to find them, they’d cost you a small fortune.

                                                      Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley (here with her first group, The Soulettes, whose iconic image features on the cover) are two of Jamaica’s most famous female singers, hugely popular today. Both artists became internationally famous as The I - Threes (along with Judy Mowatt), Bob Marley’s backing singers alongside The Wailers. Also featured are Hortense Ellis, sister of Alton, who cut many smash hits on the island, and Jennifer Lara, a lady who had a long career with Studio One, singing on countless sides.

                                                      ‘Studio One Women’ refers not just to the small selection of artists featured here but also to those who took integral roles throughout the Studio One empire, starting with Doris Darlington, mother of Clement Dodd. Sir Coxsone’s Downbeat Soundsystem, which ruled the dancehalls of Kingston throughout the 1950s and 60s, started off as the musical entertainment for customers of Mrs Darlington’s Nannys Bar.

                                                      Clement Dodd often referred to his mother as ‘Jamaica’s first female DJ’, as she would play records at the bar whenever he was on trips to the US, hunting down R&B records. Other important women behind the scenes included Norma Dodd (wife of Clement), whose sleevenotes featured on many Studio One releases, and Enid Cumberland who, as well as being a successful artist (half of the duo Keith and Enid), taught harmony in the studio and ran the studio shop.

                                                      It would also be impossible not to mention Sister Ignatius, who ran the infamous Alpha Boys School for over 50 years, encouraging students which included Tommy McCook, Johnny ‘Dizzy’ Moore, Lester Sterling and Don Drummond, Theo Beckford, Cedric Brooks, Johnny Osbourne and countless other musicians and artists to excel at music, and many of whom became integral to the success of Studio One.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Claudette McLean - Give Love Another Try
                                                      Jennifer Lara - My Man
                                                      The Soulettes - A Deh Pon Dem
                                                      Della Humphrey - Dream Land
                                                      Jennifer Lara - Consider Me
                                                      Denise Darlington - War No Right
                                                      Hortense Ellis - I’m Just A Girl
                                                      Angela Prince - No Bother With No Fuss
                                                      Jerry Jones - There’s A Chance For Me
                                                      The Soulettes - King Street
                                                      Jennifer Lara - Tell Me Where
                                                      The Tonettes - I’ll Give It To You
                                                      Marcia Griffiths - Tell Me Now
                                                      The Jay Tees - Come To Me
                                                      Angela Prince - You A Fool Boy
                                                      Jennifer Lara - I Am In Love

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Sun Records: Rock 'n' Roll Collection

                                                        CELEBRATING SUN RECORDS - THE LABEL WHERE ROCK 'N' ROLL WAS BORN! The Rock 'n' Roll Collection features 40-songs from the most important record label in the history of music, with everyone newly remastered from the original Sun Records master tapes. A comprehensive introduction to some of the most iconic and influential music ever recorded. These are the list remaining copies of the strictly limited edition pressed on orange vinyl exclusive to UK retailer Sainsbury’s. Elvis Presley introduced the rockabilly sound to the world in 1954 with the recordings he made at Sun Records. These epitomised the famous “Sun sound” and set the scene for the rock ‘n’ roll explosion to follow. This raw and exciting new sound was a remarkable fusion of white country music and black R&B and quickly found an eager audience with the youth of the day. Presley’s extraordinary success at Sun Records led to the tiny Memphis-based label becoming a magnet for aspiring rockabilly singers from all over America’s South. Despite a relatively short heyday, that “Sun sound” has endured the test of time and remains as popular as ever with listeners of all age groups. As well as featuring Elvis and such other household names as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich and Roy Orbison, the gatefold-sleeved double-album also includes significant contributions from the label’s other important artists such as: Billy Lee Riley, Sonny Burgess, The Miller Sisters, Warren Smith, Malcolm Yelvington, Jimmy Wages, and Earl Hooker. Includes such all-time rock ‘n’ roll classics as: Mystery Train, That’s All Right, Blue Suede Shoes, Great Balls Of Fire, I Walk The Line, Yakety Yak, Rock Island Line, Good Rockin’ Tonight, Red Hot, Ooby Dooby, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On …and many more!

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Wigan Casino Soul Club Station Road, Wigan 1973-81

                                                          'Wigan Casino bestrode the Northern Soul scene like a mighty colossus, creating a legend that is almost mystical today, drawing people to the music in numbers that still form the bedrock of countless all-nighters, weekenders and soul nights up and down the country. The Wigan Casino years are the golden ones, when everyone was young, when the numbers were unparalleled, when new styles of soul music were embraced and when the scene occasionally went ‘over ground’.' Tim Brown, (author The Wigan Casino Years) While other clubs may be able to argue they were the birth place of Northern Soul in the UK, few can claim to have the same popularity or influence as the mighty Wigan Casino. The venue became a Mecca for fans of rare, imported soul records, with a passionate, dedicated fanbase. This new compilation collects some of the classic tracks that would have been played at the time. The 28 tracks include gems from Ann Sexton, Joe Tex, Gene Chandler and more. The release also includes a bonus disc featuring a live set by Tommy Hunt, recorded at the club in 1975.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Your Wish Is My Command
                                                          2. Your Love Makes Me Lonely
                                                          3. Watch Yourself
                                                          4. I Want Action
                                                          5. I Still Can't Get You
                                                          6. Baby, What Has Happened To Our Love?
                                                          7. I Can't Hide It
                                                          8. Take Me Home
                                                          9. Could It Be?
                                                          10. I'm A Teardrop
                                                          11. Let's Get On With It
                                                          12. In My Corner
                                                          13. Just Another Heartache
                                                          14. Cry, Cry, Cry
                                                          15. The Night The Angels Cried
                                                          16. Momma's Gone
                                                          17. Love Slipped Through My Fingers
                                                          18. Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?
                                                          19. More Today Than Yesterday
                                                          20. Help Is On The Way
                                                          21. You Haven't The Right
                                                          22. (Shake Me) Can I Be Dreamin'
                                                          23. Screamin' And Shoutin'
                                                          24. I'll Forgive And Forget
                                                          25. You Hit Me Like T.N.T.
                                                          26. No Ifs, No Ands, No Buts
                                                          27. What 'Cha Gonna Do
                                                          28. She's Fire

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Oriental Rare Groove: Rare Funky Songs From The Arabie World

                                                            A trip to the oriental peninsula following the Lebanese disco of Elias Rahbani, cradled by the Morrocan Soul of Ouiness or trained by the Lybian melodies of Ahmed Fakroun…

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. Elias Rahbani - I Love You Lina
                                                            A2. Mustapha Amar - Sehr El Oyoun
                                                            A3. Omar Khorshid - Pop Corn
                                                            A4. Dur-Dur Band - Halelo
                                                            A5. Cheb Zergui - Ana Dellali
                                                            B1. Ahmed Fakroun - Falah
                                                            B2. Elias Rahbani & His Orchestra - Liza...Liza
                                                            B3. Raja Zahr - Drum Sequence
                                                            B4. Ouiness - Zina
                                                            B5. Freh Khodja - Nadim
                                                            C1. Ali Hassan Kuban - Mabruk
                                                            C2. Dahmane El Harrachi - Ya Rayah
                                                            C3. Melhem Barakat - Wahdi Ana
                                                            C4. Freedom - Sabrina
                                                            D1. Ahmed Fakroun - Nisyan
                                                            D2. Raïna Raï - Zina
                                                            D3. Ouiness - Ma’a Ibnat
                                                            D4. Raja Zahr - Give Me Disco

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Caribbean Rare Groove: Rare Funky Songs From The Caribbean Sea

                                                              An invitation to multi-cultural musics reunited around the Carribean Islands. From Haïti to the Bahamas, passing by the French West Indies this journey explores traditional rythms from Soca, Calypso or Biguine. Musicians as Gordon Henderson, Max Cilla or the band Skah Shah knew how to use Soul, Funk and Disco influences to create a unique groove with multiple faces.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Max Cilla La Flûte Des Mornes
                                                              A2. Kallaloo Star Child
                                                              A3. Ophélia Red Light Lady
                                                              A4. The Revolution Of St. Vincent The Little You Say
                                                              A5. Wganda Kenya El Testamento

                                                              B1. Richard Duroseau & Son Orchestre Compas Jupiter
                                                              B2. Max & Henri Mizik A Ka Kafé
                                                              B3. The Beginning Of The End Come Down
                                                              B4. Afrosound Caliventura
                                                              B5. Super Combo Rosita Femme Chaud

                                                              C1. Camille Soprane Si Ou Dit ça çé ça
                                                              C2. Henry Guedon Bomba Des Musiciens
                                                              C3. Simon Jurad & Frères Déjean Mawa
                                                              C4. Wganda Kenya Pim Pom
                                                              C5. Max Cilla Crépuscule Tropical

                                                              D1. Gordon Henderson More Power
                                                              D2. Shleu Shleu Alouette
                                                              D3. Les Aiglons Musiciens De Grande Classe
                                                              D4. Skah-Shah Racine Core
                                                              D5. Afrosound Salome

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Brazilian Rare Groove: Rare Funky Songs From Brazil

                                                                Discover the wonders of Brazilian music from 60s, 70s & 80s. A wave of modernity invades the country and Soul, Funk & Disco influences merge with traditional genres such as Bossa Nova, Samba or Batucada. This union led to a colorful and cheerful groove symbolizing the transformation of Brazil, and here we get a typically wonderful snapshot from the masters of world music compilations, Wagram.  There's much to enjoy here for people new to the genre or well-versed fans alike, and all presented in typical Wagram style. Wonderful! 

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1. Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti Agora E Moda
                                                                A2. Jorge Ben & Toquinho Carolina Carol Bela
                                                                A3. Rosa Maria Deixa Nao Deixa
                                                                A4. Trio Mocoto Swinga Sambaby
                                                                A5. Sandra De Sà Trem Da Central
                                                                A6. Os Brazões Volks-Volkswagen Blue
                                                                B1. Myriam Makeba Xica Da Silva
                                                                B2. Lalo Schifrin Bossa Nova Em Nova York
                                                                B3. Tenorio Jr Nebulosa
                                                                B4. Grant Green Brazil
                                                                B5. Tom Zé Jimmy, Renda Ze
                                                                C1. Noriel Vilela 16 Toneladas (16 Tons)
                                                                C2. Marisa Rossi Deixa Eu Te Amar
                                                                C3. Sandra De Sà Vale Tudo
                                                                C4. Lemos E Debétio Morro Do Barraco Sem Água
                                                                C5. Marcos Valle Naturalmente
                                                                C6. Antônio Carlos Jobim & Roberto Paiva Eu E O Meu Amor
                                                                D1. Salinas Tenha Fé, Pois Amanhã Um Lindo Dia Vai Nascer
                                                                D2. Osmar Milito Morre O Burro, Fica O Homem
                                                                D3. Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. Lupita
                                                                D4. Ze Roberto Lotus 72D
                                                                D5. Rosa Maria Avenida Atlantica
                                                                D6. Super Som Ta Agora Chega

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                African Rare Groove: Rare Funky Songs From Africa

                                                                  A journey in the heart of Nigerian afrobeat from Orlando Julius to the ethnojazz of Alemayèhu Eshèté passing by the High-life of the Ghanaian Ebo Taylor. Yet another brilliantly dynamic and stylistically varied selection from Wagram, hitting the high notes and providing even the most well versed of rare groove fans with something to get stuck into. And all at a bargain price for a double LP. Wagram do it again!

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. Ebo Taylor - Amponsah
                                                                  A2. Moussa Doumbia - Keleya
                                                                  A3. Amadou Balaké - Super Bar Konon Mousso
                                                                  A4. Mangue Kondé & Les 5 Consuls - Pop Kondé
                                                                  A5. Manu Dibango - The Panther
                                                                  B1. Peter King - Ajo
                                                                  B2. Itadi - Ayala
                                                                  B3. Marumo - Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae
                                                                  B4. Apples - Mind Twister
                                                                  B5. The Wings - Gone With The Sun
                                                                  C1. Kelenkye Band - Jungle Music
                                                                  C2. Super Elcados - Get Up And Do It Good
                                                                  C3. The Apagya Showband - Kwaku Ananse
                                                                  C4. Orlando Julius Feat. Ashiko - Get The Funk
                                                                  C5. Alemayèhu Eshèté Feat. Hirut Bèqèlè - Temeles
                                                                  D1. Livy Ekemezie - Friday Night
                                                                  D2. Willy Nfor - Boogie Down In Africa
                                                                  D3. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - Agboju Logun (Mr Bongo 7" Edit)
                                                                  D4. Soul Brothers - Bayeza
                                                                  D5. Teaspoon & The Waves - Oh Yeh Soweto

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Brazilian Beats Brooklyn - 2022 Reissue

                                                                    Compiled by Sean Marquand and Greg Caz, 2 DJs well-known for their epic parties at Williamsburg’s legendary Black Betty club, that sadly closed in 2009.

                                                                    The duo played a deep variety of strictly vintage samba, samba-rock, Tropicalia, and Brazilian funk under the banner of ‘Brazilian Beats Brooklyn’.Sean is known as half of Embassy Sound Productions. He took his team to Brazil to help resurrect Black Rio legends Uniao Black for a new release. Greg has DJ'd at some of the hottest Brazilian parties around the globe and presents a monthly radio show ‘Warm Wave’ on Soho Radio NYC.Featuring Noriel Vilela’s singular “16 Toneladas,” a sublime cover of the Tennessee Ernie Ford smash “16 Tons” with a spare samba groove and unbelievable baritone vocals and hot jams from Tim Maia, Erasmo Carlos, Joao Bosco, Toni Tornado.

                                                                    Included in this compilation of original 60's and 70's Brazilian gems are some of Greg and Sean's favourite tracks that have been flling dancefoors for years.

                                                                    Long-awaited repress of a classic Mr Bongo compilation.
                                                                    A selection of the fnest Brazilian music (via Brooklyn).
                                                                    Featuring Rita Lee, Erasmo Carlos, Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti, Toni Tornado and many more.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Martin says: Some of the hottest Brazilian jams here from Sean Marquand and Greg Caz, with both originals and recent productions featuring in the lineup. A veritable Smörgåsbord of hip-unlocking grooves.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Nonato Y Su Conjunto - Cafua
                                                                    Os Novos Crioulos - Mar Afunda
                                                                    Jose Roberto - Crioula Multicolorida
                                                                    Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti - Agora E Moda
                                                                    Trio Esperanca - Nao Aguento Voce
                                                                    Noriel Vilela - 16 Toneladas
                                                                    Chocolate Da Bahia - Ele Guenta
                                                                    Tim Maia - E Necessario
                                                                    Joao Bosco - Cobra Criada
                                                                    Som Tres - Tanga
                                                                    Os Incriveis - Uma Rosa Pra Dita
                                                                    Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti -aleluia
                                                                    Erasmo Carlos - Jeep
                                                                    Chalo Eduardo - Beija-flor Suite
                                                                    Ely Camargo -taieiras
                                                                    Silvio Cesar - A Festa
                                                                    Edson Frederico - Tava Mas Nao Tava
                                                                    Helio Matheus - Mais Kriola
                                                                    Toni Tornado - O Jornaleiro
                                                                    Miguel De Deus - Black Soul Brother
                                                                    Ana Rosely - Skim Dum Dum Dum
                                                                    Quarteto Uai - Marcas

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Indian Rare Groove: Rare Funky Songs From Bollywood

                                                                      This volume “Indian Rare Groove”, discover the artists that redesign the musical universe of Bollywood. During the 70s and the 80s, funk, soul and disco are invited inside most productions. From comedies to horror movies or thrillers through romantic films, the groove is not so far. Have a good trip!

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1. Asha Bhosle - Dum Maro Dum
                                                                      A2. R.D. Burman - Are Dil Se Dil Mile [Disco Music]
                                                                      A3 Sharon Prabhakar Yeh Aag Aesi Hai Yeh Aag
                                                                      A4 Kishore Kumar - Aaya Sanam Aaya Deewane Tera
                                                                      A5. Parvati Khan - Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja
                                                                      B1. Salma Agha - Come Closer
                                                                      B2. Sharon Prabhakar, Parvati Khan, Ursula Vaz - Tum Meri Nazar Se Dekho
                                                                      B3. Asha Bhosle - Paas Aao Na
                                                                      B4. Bappi Lahiri - Dance Music (Maut Ka Saya)
                                                                      C1. Asha Bhosle, Hemant Bhosle - Sansanikhez Koi Baat
                                                                      C2. Sharon Prabhakar - Ding Dong Ding Dong
                                                                      C3. Annette Pinto - Love Me Baby
                                                                      C4. Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar - Disco 82
                                                                      C5. Salma Agha, Bappi Lahiri - Jeena Bhi Kya Koi Jeena Hai - II
                                                                      D1. Ananda Shankar - Streets Of Calcutta
                                                                      D2. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor - Pyar Zindagi Hai
                                                                      D3. Kalyanji-Anandji - Dance Music
                                                                      D4. Bappi Lahiri - Music (Suraag)
                                                                      D5. Raghunath Seth, Dheeraj - Orchestral Music

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Allen Ginsburg: The Fall Of America

                                                                        Various artists musically interpret poems from "The Fall of America: Poems of these States 1965-1971" on this 50th Anniversary Tribute to Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America. Featuring Yo La Tengo, Shintaro Sakamoto, Angelique Kidjo, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Devendra Banhart, Bill Frisell, Andrew Bird and more, with the original voice recordings of Ginsberg on many tracks.

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        French Rare Groove: Rare Funky Songs From France

                                                                          This volume “French Rare Groove”, offers us a one-way ticket to France from the late 60’s to the early 80’s. From confidential releases to forgotten movie soundtracks, discover the grooviest tracks from the French scene. Have a good trip!

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1 Jean-Jacques Perrey - E.V.A.
                                                                          A2 Janko Nilovic - Drug Song
                                                                          A3 Vladimir Cosma - Exkalibur (O.S.T. "Sam Et Sally")
                                                                          A4 Michel Magne & David Gilmour - I Must Tell You Why (O.S.T. "A Coeur Joie")
                                                                          A5 Syntaxe - L'Anthropofemme (Chanson)
                                                                          A6 Philippe Sarde - L'Appartement (O.S.T. "Deux Hommes Dans La Ville")

                                                                          B1 Paul Martin & Jean-Pierre Castaldi - Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin
                                                                          B2 Bernard Lloret - Digen
                                                                          B3 Jacques Arconte - Movie Town
                                                                          B4 Cliff Cardwin - Work City
                                                                          B5 Janko Nilovic - Soul Impressions
                                                                          B6 Jean-Claude Pierric - Move Man

                                                                          C1 Edition Spéciale - Monsieur Business
                                                                          C2 Jean-Claude Petit - Skyway
                                                                          C3 Christian Chevalier - Tecumseh
                                                                          C4 Francis Lai - Somewhere In The Night (O.S.T. "Madly")
                                                                          C5 Eden Rose - Reinyet Number
                                                                          C6 Karl-Heinz Schäfer - Kidnapping (O.S.T. "Les Gants Blancs Du Diable")

                                                                          D1 Bruno Leys - Dans La Galaxie
                                                                          D2 Francis Lai - Young Freedom
                                                                          D3 Daniel Janin & Jean Luc Ferré - Dig Yourself Up
                                                                          D4 Le Patchwork - Patchwork
                                                                          D5 Roger Renaud - Turn Me On

                                                                          The 21st Attack The Dancefloor is brimming with Class-A disco boogie action.

                                                                          Heading things up is the brand new Jimpster remix of Mistura featuring a tongue in cheek monologue from Canadian poet Jemini. Jimpster’s Jazz'd Up mix starts off stripped right back, based around a 303 bassline, it builds and builds and builds ending with a deep powerful version that satisfies both the soul and dance floor.

                                                                          Backing this side up is Birdee’s euphoric, piano stomping, hands in the air remix of the ZR classic ‘Do What You Feel’ from 1991.

                                                                          On the flip is Lakeshore Commission's latest floor burner ‘In 2 The Light’ featuring Bluey from Incognito. Shuffling Philly drums, soaring strings and a phunked out bass guitar make for a late night dancefloor heater.

                                                                          Finishing off the 12” is the appearance of Destiny II’s ‘Play 2 Win’ on wax for the first time. It’s a serious menagerie of driving live bass, Prelude style boogie synths & the occasional vocoder. Add in anthemic vocals courtesy of Angela Johnson and you have one of the years most played new disco songs.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Mistura Ft. Jemini - Want Me Back (Jimpster Jazz'd Right Up Remix)
                                                                          A2. Joey Montenegro - Do What You Feel (Birdee Remix)
                                                                          B1. Lakeshore Commission Feat. Bluey - In 2 The Light (Dave Lee Mind Travel Mix)
                                                                          B2. Destiny II Ft Angela Johnson - Play To Win (Dave Lee Destination)

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          14 Magnificos Bailables

                                                                            This sampler compiles 14 killer tropical tracks for the dance floor, all taken from the vaults of Peru's MAG records, including cumbias to descargas, boogaloo to salsa. The comp includes juicy Cuban songs like 'Mi Son Combinado', an outstanding original taken from the extremely scarce LP recorded by Cuba's finest Orquesta Revé for MAG in Lima, and the explosive guaracha 'Tin Marin' by Los Kintos, a group lead by guitarist Pancho Acosta. Also classic songs such as 'Arroz Con Coco' or 'Aprieta (Oye Como Va),' and obscure recordings like the stunning 'Ritmo Veregua' by Tito Chicoma.

                                                                            "Milagros del Ritmo" is the third release from Harmonie Exotic, a label focused on reissues and compilations of obscure tracks. Balearic demigod Jose Manuel has selected ten rare tracks from 1988 to 1991 focusing on strange rhythmic house music which traverses proto-house, Balearic beat and post club downbeat sounds.

                                                                            "Milagros del Ritmo" starts with the sexy voice of Debbie McKayle in "Necesito tu Amor". Her vocal mood reminds us of "Sueño Latino". The compilation continues with "Abadan" by Mondo Bagdad, who combined Arabic sounds with new beat. Also in "Zena (Dub)” there are middle east and the first Chicago house influences. The next track "Mescla Del House", released in the very late 80's, sees the Spanish vocal mixed with the Roland TR-808. Then the compilation moves from synth-pop with "Radio Arabesque" to the Balearic downtempo with "Waves" by Ambionix and into EBM sounds with "Yoshua" by Danton's Voice .

                                                                            In short, a brilliant selection of ten obscure, but at the same time killer tracks which is highly on trend with cosmic / EBM / ALFOS - style DJs currently doing the rounds. Highly recommended!

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1 - Debbie McKayle - Necesito Tu Amor
                                                                            A2 - Mondo Bagdad - Abadan (Saturday Mix)
                                                                            A3 - Badou - Zena ( Dub )
                                                                            B1 - Cettle Crew & Bimbo - Mescla Del House (Vamos House Cut)
                                                                            B2 - Ethno League - Radio Arabesque (Saudi-Club Version)
                                                                            C1 - Ambionix - Waves (Espanol Mix De Bibi)
                                                                            C2 - Trio Balkana - La La La
                                                                            D1 - Danton's Voice - Yoshua
                                                                            D2 - Bandana - Ganzo
                                                                            D3 - More For - Another Land ( Robin Hilbig Mix )

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Blue Note Re:imagined II

                                                                              Legendary labels Decca Records and Blue Note have joined forces for Blue Note Re:imagined; a brand-new collection of classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents.

                                                                              Blue Note Re:imagined returns this year with a new 16-track compilation featuring fresh takes on music from the illustrious Blue Note vaults recorded by a heavyweight line-up of the UK jazz, soul and R&B scene’s most hotly-tipped rising stars. Arriving off the back of the widespread international success of the first volume, which topped jazz charts around the globe, Blue Note Re:imagined II once again infuses the spirit of the new UK jazz generation into the legendary label’s iconic catalogue, balancing the genre’s tradition with its future and reflecting the melting pot of talent and diversity within the current scene.

                                                                              “For more than eight decades the artists of Blue Note Records have continually pushed the envelope of contemporary music, and Blue Note Re:imagined II once again honours that legacy by letting the UK’s most creative young artists reinvent the treasures of the Blue Note catalogue through their own lens.” – Blue Note President, Don Was.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Yazz Ahmed - It (Chick Correa)
                                                                              2. Conor Albert - You Make Me Feel So Good (Bobbi Humphrey)
                                                                              3. Parthenope - Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
                                                                              4. Swindle - Miss Kane (Donald Byrd)
                                                                              5. Nubiyan Twist - Through The Noise (Chant No.2) (Donald Byrd)
                                                                              6. Ego Ella May - Morning Side Of Love (Chico Hamilton)
                                                                              7. Oscar Jerome - Green With Envy (Grant Green)
                                                                              8. Daniel Casimir Ft. Rita Moran - Lost (Wayne Shorter)
                                                                              9. Theon Cross - Epistrophy (Thelonious Monk)
                                                                              10. Maya Delilah - Harvest Moon (Cassandra Wilson)
                                                                              11. Kay Young - Feel Like Making Love (Marlena Shaw)
                                                                              12. Venna & Marco - Where Are We Going (Donald Byrd)
                                                                              13. Reuben James - Infant Eyes (Wayne Shorter)
                                                                              14. Binker Golding - Fort Worth (Joe Lovano)
                                                                              15. Cherise - Sunrise (Norah Jones)
                                                                              16. Franc Moody - Cristo Redentor (Donald Byrd)

                                                                              Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular "Under The Influence" series. Following on from Red Greg, Nick The Record, Sean P, Faze Action, and last years Alena Arpels. It’s now the turn of one of the scene’s most impressive collectors & DJs; Rahaan

                                                                              Hailing from Chicago his love affair with music started in the late 70’s early 80’s, listening to music on the radio combined with his mum and dad playing their records every weekend. In the early 80’s on the South side of Chicago, he started hearing something a bit different, what they called ‘house music’. 

                                                                              Here Rahaan digs deep into his impressive record collection that he has collected, built up and crafted over his many years of travelling, networking and DJin to showcase 22 of his finest and rarest cuts. Many of the tracks on the album would cost hundreds and that’s if you were even able to find the originals!

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

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Side 1
                                                                              1. Santrax - Come & Get It (5:18)
                                                                              2. Marini - Let’s Get It On (6:43)
                                                                              3. Time Unlimited - Back Fire (8:34)
                                                                              Side 2
                                                                              1. Venus Dodson - Shoot Me (With Your Love) (6:16)
                                                                              2. Wings Of Light - He Loves You (5:00)
                                                                              3. Ship Of The Desert - Count Of Monte Thisgo (6:00)
                                                                              4. Frank Hatchett Dance Explosion - Super Hero (1:51)
                                                                              Side 3
                                                                              1. Cherish - For You (3:26)
                                                                              2. Jaze - Wanna Get Down With You (7:21)
                                                                              3. The 21st Century - One Of These Days (5:23)
                                                                              4. Porno Disco - Go Down Moses (4:19)
                                                                              Side 4
                                                                              1. Cousin Ice - Catch Your Glow (feat Zack Sanders) (6:18)
                                                                              2. Boobie Knight - Juicy Fruit My Love (6:27)
                                                                              3. John Lamkin - Ticket (6:21)

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Back To Mine: Tycho

                                                                                As well as being renowned for his photographic and design work under the name ‘ISO50’, Tycho’s music is a blend of various stylistic components, namely in the indie/electronica world blending downtempo guitar, analogue synths and ambient elements such as breathing sounds and excerpts from weather broadcasts and dialogue.

                                                                                For the majority of Back To Mine artists, music was always their first love. For Scott Hansen however it was all about graphic design, drawing and photography until a friend at college gave him some damaged audio equipment. “I had just ventured into electronic music via early drum & bass and suddenly my mind started to wonder how music was made and about the whole creative process.” It was this passion for LTJ Bukem and Roni Size that set the base for the career of the San Francisco-based producer, composer, musician and creative force behind his twice Grammy nominated Tycho project. Intertwining carefully crafted visuals with a pulsating combination of ambience, samples, guitars and synthesizers, the Tycho story is now six albums old since the arrival of ‘Past Is Prologue’ in 2006.

                                                                                “I have been making music for over 25 years, but I feel like I am just beginning,” he laughs from his west-coast studio. “For my Back To Mine album I wanted to take things one step further than one of my club or Burning Man sets as I knew this was an opportunity to enter that whole headphone, other worldly, cinematic, soundscape space. I wanted the album to be almost like a dream sequence for the listener.”

                                                                                Another highlight in the series for Back To Mine, who have already delivered recent stand out editions from the likes of Jungle, Fatboy Slim and Nightmares On Wax. This edition from Tycho is another timeless collection in the long standing and sought-after collectable series.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. Tycho - Spectre (Bibio Remix)
                                                                                A2. Casino Versus Japan - It's Very Sunny
                                                                                A3. Lancaster - Last Sunset
                                                                                A4. Nate Mercereau - Of Course That's Happening
                                                                                A5. Craft Spells - Our Park By Night
                                                                                B1. Panama - Destroyer
                                                                                B2. Muddy Monk - Divine
                                                                                B3. Schneider TM - Frogtoise
                                                                                B4. Luke Abbott - Modern Driveway
                                                                                C1. Little Dragon - Little Man (Tycho Remix)
                                                                                C2. Weval - You Made It (Part II)
                                                                                C3. Tourist - Elixir
                                                                                C4. Octo Octa - Beam Me Up (Please Take Me Away Mix)
                                                                                D1. Tycho - Local
                                                                                D2. Ulrich Schnauss - In All The Wrong Places
                                                                                D3. Tycho - PBS - Live Edit
                                                                                D4. Slowdive - Sugar For The Pill (Radio Edit)

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Elsewhere VXIII

                                                                                  From its genesis on the sun-drenched streets of Tirana, Albania to the wider sonic spheres inhabited by adventurous heads everywhere, Brussels-based deep digger soFa has assembled a fresh outing in his eclectic compilation series. Whilst the Elsewhere banner has previously focused on unorthodox spaces of the dancefloor via a series of different labels, including experimental imprints like Emotional Response, Music For Dreams and Kalahari Oyster Cult.

                                                                                  The latest instalment is something else entirely. Elsewhere VXII is a beguiling collection of songs and soundscapes that form a bridge between the traditional and the otherworldly.This gathering of outernational rhythms, drones and folk tales takes in a dizzying array of cultures and folkloric traditions, mapping out their common ground with style and finesse. Here we witness a Romanian Christian carol (from Colinde Netemperate) side by side with glacial abstraction from a Mexican artist based in Belgium (Vica Pachecho) The ritualistic mantras of Ladr’ache share headspace with the beatific acid folk of Odessey And Oracle. Meanwhile, ululatory drone-based rapture (courtesy of NÅR) marries with electronic reinterpretations of Greek rural serenades from Anna vs June.Unified by deep roots in yet branching out fearlessly into the unknown, all these stylings and more cohere and coalesce into an intoxicating patchwork. Yet as much as it may be driven by a DJ’s internal logic, this is primarily a work of border-free serendipity. The same forces that introduced soFa to the violin of Aida Al Hani while walking in Tirana, forging the impetus for this collection, are those that sent both soFa and Rocket Recordings in the direction of NÅR for the album entirely independently of each other. Navigating currents and vibrations that unite the globe, Elsewhere VXIII is a psychic transmission from a singular place where the stars align.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Aida Al Hani – Kafeja Gati
                                                                                  Colinde Netemperate – Din Patru Cornuri De Lume
                                                                                  Tempo Venus & Ox – Y
                                                                                  Pedro Castanheira & Caroline Oulman – A Saia Da Carolina
                                                                                  Nâr Feat. June As – Baba Mimoun
                                                                                  Ugne&maria – Apie Lubas (feat Poetry By Birute Kapustinskaite)
                                                                                  Ladr.ache – A Mi Fiasco (live In Casteau)
                                                                                  Vica Pacheco – El Fuego
                                                                                  Odessey And Oracle – J'ai Vu Un Croco
                                                                                  Praah – André
                                                                                  Anna Vs June – Dahtila
                                                                                  Nyati Mayi & The Astral Synth Transmitters – Lolokele
                                                                                  Cyril Cyril – Mariid
                                                                                  Kӣr – Zimovka

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Soul Jazz Records Presents - Disco Reggae Rockers

                                                                                    ‘Disco Reggae Rockers’ features wicked reggae disco versions of funk, soul and disco classics.

                                                                                    This new album follows on from Soul Jazz Records’ earlier highly successful ‘Hustle: Disco Reggae’ and features reggae covers of classic songs by Earth, Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, Candi Staton, Curtis Mayfield and more, as performed by Derrick Harriott, Devon Russell, Hortense Ellis, Glen Adams, Dave Barker and others.

                                                                                    The most straightforward definition of ‘Disco Reggae’ is to describe it as American disco and soul songs covered by reggae artists. But the relationship is binary – this is no mere subservient island appreciation of North American dominant culture but instead an example of the interweaving thread of Jamaican and American music that travels back and forth between the major cities of Kingston, London, Toronto, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Devon Russell - Move On Up
                                                                                    Crashers - Flight To Jamaica
                                                                                    Valerie Harrison - Fool’s Paradise
                                                                                    Bill Campbell - For The Love Of You
                                                                                    Risco Connection - It’s My House
                                                                                    Dave Barker - Glow Of Love
                                                                                    Derrick Harriott - Caught You In A Lie
                                                                                    Hortense Ellis - Young Hearts Run Free
                                                                                    Ed Watson And Brass Circle - Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
                                                                                    Devon Russell - We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
                                                                                    Seventh Extension - Reasons
                                                                                    Derrick Harriott - Brown Baby
                                                                                    Ed Watson And Brass Circle - Let’s Groove
                                                                                    Pete Campbell & The Sunshine Girls - Don’t Let Love Get You Down
                                                                                    Webby Jay - In The Rain
                                                                                    Glen Adams Affair - Just A Groove

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    You Flexi Thing Vol 10 : Do You Think I’m Flexi

                                                                                      The latest in underground label R*E*P*E*A*T's series of bendy compilations is released to mark a gig in Swansea on 17th September. This will see Swansea Sound play their first ever Swansea gig; more remarkably this will be the first ever time that the band's Hue Williams, one time Pooh Stick and long time musical mover and shaker, has played his home town. His bandmates, in what has been dubbed an 'indie super group', include Amelia Fletcher (singer in The Pooh Sticks and also ex- Talulah Gosh and Heavenly.They are joined on the flexi by Simon Love who has contributed a rarely heard track from from his days with Simon Love and the Old Romantics.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. SWANSEA SOUND - Indies Of The World - Teen Anthems Remix By John William Davies
                                                                                      2. SIMON LOVE - Universal Love

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      Garage Psychédélique (The Best Of Garage Psych And Pzyk Rock 1965-2019)

                                                                                        Two-Piers, the label that brought you ‘Pop Psychédélique (The Best of French Psychedelic Pop 1964-2019)’ bring you the second instalment in the series ‘Garage Psychédélique (The Best of Garage Psych and Pzyk Rock 1965-2019)’. A thrill a minute dive into the crazy awesome world of Garage Psychedelic Rock.

                                                                                        From the Psych sound explosion onto the Underground club scene in the US and UK in the mid 1960s, its discovery by a wider audience via the exceptional Nuggets and Pebbles compilation series in the 1970-1980s. Through its mainstream revival with the Garage sound of the late 1990- early 2000s, to the current crop of exceptional bands flying the Garage Psych flag today, ‘Garage Psychédélique’ takes you on a journey and gives you a little taste of some of the finest music from the scene and the bands that blazed a trail for others to follow…..Sit back and enjoy the ride!

                                                                                        From the opening bars of The Sonics ‘Have love Will Travel’ through the Psych workout that is Count Five’s ‘Psychotic Reaction’ to the joys of 60s Beat Psych groups from the US such as The Paragons, The Preachers, The Strangeloves, The Squires, and the eccentric stylings of The Monks. The album careers along at a blistering pace of Garage Psych brilliance, jammed packed full of Underground floor fillers a plenty.

                                                                                        US legendary underground acts such as The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watch Band and MC5 all deliver classic tracks for the cause, and singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson even makes a foray into the psych rock sound with ‘Jump into the Fire’.

                                                                                        In recent years such bands as Thee Oh Sees, Moon Duo and Allah-Las from the US have taken the Garage Psych influence and 60s sound and made it their own. A whole crop of bands such as White Hills, Gnod and Goat from the scene have evolved the music into a heavier ‘Pyzk Rock’ feel with a darker and heavier vibe, but crucially still with the joyous undertones that the scene brings to its devotees.

                                                                                        The Garage Psych sound has influenced groups from around the globe with bands like Liverpool’s The Stairs ‘Weed Bus’, Scotland’s finest The Poets with ‘That’s the Way It’s Gotta Be’, The Bogeymen, a largely undiscovered 90s Psych Hammond band from France with ‘Electrocution’. Hailing from Sweden Goat bring us ‘Gathering of Ancient Tribes’ and The Hives their dancefloor anthem ‘Main Offender’. From Perth, Australia Pond’s Psych leanings on ‘Fantastic Explosion of Time’ are clear to see. Finally, Kevin Parker’s band Tame Impala were very influenced by the whole garage psych sound in their early band incarnation, as perfectly showcased here on the epic wig out that is ‘Half Full Glass of Wine’ that closes the album.

                                                                                        This isn’t meant to be a ‘crate diggers’ album or a compilation of ‘obscure hard to find tracks’ to out-do your mates. It is quite simply a celebration of the Garage Psychédélique scene and a chance to revel in its brilliance and dance around your kitchen. If it means you go down a rabbit warren of discovery to unearth more gems and brilliant bands from the Garage Psych scene then job done! 

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        2LP Vinyl Tracklist:
                                                                                        A1) The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel
                                                                                        A2) Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
                                                                                        A3) The Paragons - Abba
                                                                                        A4) Kim Fowley - The Trip
                                                                                        A5) The Preachers - Who Do You Love **
                                                                                        A6) The Strangeloves - Night Time
                                                                                        A7) The Monks - Oh, How To Do Now
                                                                                        A8) The Bogeymen - Electrocution
                                                                                        B1) Harry Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire (Single Version)
                                                                                        B2) The Eyes - When The Night Falls
                                                                                        B3) 13th Floor Elevators - Reverberation (Doubt)
                                                                                        B4) The Poets - That’s The Way It’s Gotta Be
                                                                                        B5) The Squires - Going All The Way
                                                                                        B6) The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
                                                                                        B7) The Chocolate Watch Band - I’m Not Like Everybody Else
                                                                                        B8) MC5 - Gotta Keep Movin’
                                                                                        C1) The Stairs - Weed Bus
                                                                                        C2) The Hives - Main Offender
                                                                                        C3) Pond - Fantastic Explosion Of Time
                                                                                        C4) Novella - Somethings Must Change
                                                                                        C5) Thee Oh Sees - Web
                                                                                        C6) Allah-Las - Catamaran
                                                                                        D1) Moon Duo - Eye 2 Eye
                                                                                        D2) White Hills, Gnod - Run-a-Round **
                                                                                        D3) Goat - Gathering Of Ancient Tribes
                                                                                        D4) Tame Impala - Half Full Glass Of Wine
                                                                                        (** Exclusive To Vinyl)

                                                                                        CD Tracklist:
                                                                                        1) The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel
                                                                                        2) Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
                                                                                        3) The Paragons - Abba
                                                                                        4) Kim Fowler - The Trip
                                                                                        5) The Strangeloves - Night Time
                                                                                        6) The Monks - Oh, How We Do Now
                                                                                        7) The Bogeymen - Electrocution
                                                                                        8) Harry Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire (Single Version)
                                                                                        9) The Eyes - When The Night Falls
                                                                                        10) 13th Floor Elevators - Reverberation (Doubt)
                                                                                        11) The Poets - That’s The Way It’s Gotta Be
                                                                                        12) The Squires - Going All The Way
                                                                                        13) The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
                                                                                        14) The Chocolate Watch Band - I’m Not Like Everybody Else
                                                                                        15) MC5 - Gotta Keep Movin’
                                                                                        16) The Stairs - Weed Bus
                                                                                        17) The Hives - Main Offender
                                                                                        18) Pond - Fantastic Explosion Of Time
                                                                                        19) Novella - Somethings Must Change
                                                                                        20) Thee Oh Sees - Web
                                                                                        21) Allah-Las - Catamaran
                                                                                        22) Moon Duo - Eye 2 Eye
                                                                                        23) Goat - Gathering Of Ancient Tribes
                                                                                        24) Tame Impala - Half Full Glass Of Wine

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        Fabric Presents Mind Against

                                                                                          Mind Against’s gift is for creating emotion through the synths and percussive instruments in their studio where their slick, moving take on techno makes for a special kind of peak across festivals and club dancefloors. Their mix for fabric - that coincides with a fast-moving ticket selling date at the club the weekend of its release - draws on the psychedelic hooks of 1980s soundtracks and modern dance music’s emphasis on sound design to create a distinctive and immensely powerful compilation. Eleven exclusive tracks grace the eighteen track comp – tunes all matched by the melodic genre and written by friends of the Fognini brothers. The standout track of the mix is the closing number – a transcendent collaborative effort between Mind Against and young innovator Dyzen.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          LP TRACKLIST
                                                                                          A1 Mind Against & Dyzen - Freedom
                                                                                          A2 Marino Canal - Universa
                                                                                          A3 Red Axes - Connector
                                                                                          B1 Echonomist - Mango
                                                                                          B2 Aera - Ketosis
                                                                                          B3 Sam Shure - Particles
                                                                                          C1 Toto Chiavetta - Prodotto Astratto (Dub)
                                                                                          C2 Nandu - Viciously Searching For Another Dimension
                                                                                          C3 Shiffer - Fatalist
                                                                                          D1 Yotam Avni - Take One
                                                                                          D2 Frankey & Sandrino - Hollow
                                                                                          D3 ENØS - With You 

                                                                                          CD TRACKLIST

                                                                                          1. Aurora Halal - Just Tell Me
                                                                                          2. Jonathan Kaspar - Bigna
                                                                                          3. Shiffer - Fatalist
                                                                                          4. Fluxion - You Don't Know Me (Joey Anderson Remix)
                                                                                          5. ENØS - With You
                                                                                          6. Frankey & Sandrino - Hollow
                                                                                          7. J. Wiltshire - Luv44
                                                                                          8. Red Axes - Connector
                                                                                          9. Nandu - Viciously Searching For Another Dimension
                                                                                          10. Roman Flügel - D.I.S.C.O.
                                                                                          11. Echonomist - Mango
                                                                                          12. Marino Canal - Universa
                                                                                          13. Toto Chiavetta - Prodotto Astratto (Dub)
                                                                                          14. Yotam Avni - Take One
                                                                                          15. Aera - Ketosis
                                                                                          16. Butch - Lale
                                                                                          17. Sam Shure - Particles
                                                                                          18. Mind Against & Dyzen - Freedom (Club Mix) 

                                                                                          Future Disco present the "Mirrorball Motel" - a shimmering nocturnal world of dancing pleasure. A 19-track exploration of the now, by artists like Digitalism, Cinthie, Bondax, Reflex, Roosevelt and more. 

                                                                                          This bumper collection features five exclusive new tunes. Daisybelle & Tasty Lopez's "Starlight" (Future Disco Ballroom Dub) has a classic disco feel from the two first ladies of the green. Italoconnection - "All Over" (Future Disco Edit) brings an eighties vibe that reminds us of Ibiza venue Pikes, whilst the mysterious Clive From Accounts 'You Understand' impresses with its soaring strings and house bassline. The final two exclusives are Charlie Hepworth's 2It's Satisfaction" with its full thrill house drums and acid flashes, and Boys Shorts's "Suburban Love Affair" (Brian Ring Remix), which sounds like summer on the shores of Los Angeles in 1989.

                                                                                          Elsewhere is the simple but effective future disco of Bondax, a Brazilian via French disco cut from PPJ, and exciting and intricate grooves from the trio of Breakbot, Irfane & Yuksek. There is euphoric 90s house from Saison, challenging yet reassuring vocal work from the legendary Roisin Murphy as remixed to perfection by the wizard that is The Reflex and much more besides.

                                                                                          "Future Disco: Mirror Ball Motel" is a wide-angle view of an idealistic dancefloor, all served up with that famously characterful and vibrant Future Disco style. If you've ever danced under the stars with your eyes wide shut, then this one's for you. 

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          VINYL TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                          A1 Róisín Murphy - Incapable (The Reflex Revision)
                                                                                          A2 Daisybelle & Tasty Lopez - Starlight (Future Disco Ballroom Dub)
                                                                                          A3 Roosevelt - See You Again (Lazywax Remix)
                                                                                          B1 Saison - Rocinante
                                                                                          B2 Breakbot, Irfane & Yuksek - Taqa
                                                                                          B3 PPJ - Primavera
                                                                                          B4 Bondax - Don’t Want It (feat. Tara McDonald)
                                                                                          C1 Boys Shorts - Suburban Love Affair (Brian Ring Remix)
                                                                                          C2 Italoconnection - All Over (Future Disco Edit)
                                                                                          C3 Elder Island - I Fold You (Kassian Remix)
                                                                                          C4 Digitalism - Offline
                                                                                          D1 Clive From Accounts - You Understand
                                                                                          D2 Storken - Think Happy Be Happy (Dorothys Fortress Remix)
                                                                                          D3 Gilligan Moss - Ultraparadiso
                                                                                          D4 Kosmo Kint & Kapote - Strangers

                                                                                          CD TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                          01) Róisín Murphy - Incapable (The Reflex Revision)
                                                                                          02) Daisybelle & Tasty Lopez - Starlight (Future Disco Ballroom Dub)
                                                                                          03) Roosevelt - See You Again (Lazywax Remix)
                                                                                          04) Saison - Rocinante
                                                                                          05) Breakbot, Irfane & Yuksek - Taqa
                                                                                          06) PPJ - Primavera
                                                                                          07) Boys Shorts - Suburban Love Affair (Brian Ring Remix)
                                                                                          08) Bondax - Don’t Want It
                                                                                          09) Clive From Accounts - You Understand
                                                                                          10) Elder Island - I Fold You (Kassian Remix)
                                                                                          11) Charlie Hepworth - Its Satisfaction
                                                                                          12) Italo Connection - All Over (Future Disco Edit)
                                                                                          13) Cri - Love Spirit (Cinthie Remix)
                                                                                          14) Mix & Fairbanks - Messenger
                                                                                          15) Digitalism - Offline
                                                                                          16) Storken - Think Happy Be Happy (Dorothys Fortress Remix)
                                                                                          17) EYNKA - Ascendance
                                                                                          18) Gilligan Moss - Ultraparadiso 

                                                                                          Big Love boss Seamus Haji commits four of the label’s latest cuts to wax for the second edition of ‘A Touch Of Love’. Kicking off the A-Side, Dirty Channels’ dreamy disco cut ‘Let Love In’ sets the tone, soul-steeped with a heavy dose of funk. Up next, Seamus’ remix of Brazilian house legend DJ Meme ‘I Can’t Get You (Out Of My Mind)’ follows, a silky down-tempo cut with flawless composition. On the flip, Boston singer-songwriter Saucy Lady delivers ‘Reunite Under Starlight’, exuding confidence and sensuality on the 70s inspired cut. Finally, Razor-N-Tape boss JKriv closes out the EP with ‘Not That Serious’ featuring Angela Johnson, a soulful and uplifting dancefloor track that’s an authentic slice of disco goodness.

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Matt says: House record of the week for each of its two current EPs, Big Love looks set to be a label to watch for house heads as they deliver another sick four track v/a EP.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Dirty Channels Ft. Debbie Jacobs - Let Love In
                                                                                          A2. DJ Meme - I Can't Get You (Out Of My Mind) (Seamus Haji Remix)
                                                                                          AA1. Saucy Lady - Reunite Under Starlight
                                                                                          AA2. JKriv Ft. Angela Johnson - Not That Serious

                                                                                          For EPMmusic's 100th release they're throwing it back to another milestone. Last year, EPM celebrated 20 years in the business with a series of vinyl EPs and a compilation. Now they've enlisted Shed, CYRK, Inigo Kennedy and Works of Intent to remix some of those 'EPM20' tracks.

                                                                                          On the A-side, the highly acclaimed and always uncompromising Shed (one of the many aliases of Berlin's René Pawlowitz) delivers a raw and tribal take on Regis 'Beyond The Reach Of Time'. From one legend to a current electro phenomenon CYRK, fresh off the back of their collaborative 'Freundschaft' album on Burial Soil turn their hand to Freddie Fresh's 'ProMars' adding their own style of tuff 'lectro funk.

                                                                                          Flip over for one of the UK's techno warriors, Inigo Kennedy, as the Asymmetric man goes all out on his ominously epic and bass laden remix of 'Io' by Bryan Chapman. To close the EP is UK electronic artist and DJ, Works of Intent (f.k.a. R.O.S.H) with a twisted remix of Paul Mac's 'Nothing Remains' bringing in elements of rave, breaks and sci fi sonics.

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Matt says: Been a while since we've had a proper techno record blow our balls off. Queue EPM with another instalment of their 20th anniversary series. If your nethers are intact after that Regis opening blow; I'm sure the remaining three wrecking balls should have you scanning the underwear section of Primark pretty pronto.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Regis - Beyond The Reach Of Time (Shed Remix)
                                                                                          A2. Freddie Fresh Aka Modulator - ProMars (CYRK Remix)
                                                                                          AA1. Bryan Chapman - Io (Inigo Kennedy Remix)
                                                                                          AA2. Paul Mac - Nothing Remains (Works Of Intent Remix)

                                                                                          Tessellate's next addition of their Teamwork VA series has arrived! For volume four they have got Aiden Francis, Duowe & Picasso, Harry Oscillate and Toke in for the ride. Four carefully selected bangers covering various different moods - they've got all your bases covered.

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Millie says: Housey number up next, specially selected so you have something up your sleeve and for any occasion. All you need now are some laser beams and you're off!

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Harry Oscillate - Take This (Electribe Mix)
                                                                                          2. Aiden Francis - Calypso
                                                                                          3. Duowe & Picasso - Swarmin B'zz
                                                                                          4. Toke - Chronicles Of Amber

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          End Of The Road Presents: Between The Music

                                                                                            Each year, in the weeks that follow End of the Road, the festival’s founder, Simon Taffe, receives a flurry of emails. There are notes of thanks, of course, and the tying up of festival business, but in amongst them he will find numerous messages asking urgent questions such as: “What was that song playing two songs before Mac DeMarco came on?” It was in answer to these persistent queries that End of the Road decided to launch the first of what will be an ongoing compilation series: Between the Music.

                                                                                            “A compilation based on all the tracks that I play in between bands on all the different stages. It’s not really necessarily bands that play End of the Road, it’s more like my whole record collection.”

                                                                                            Taffe has distinct memories of going to festivals that hadn’t given much thought to the music playing between performers; the repetition of it, the sudden jolt of it. When End of the Road first began, he was determined that his festival would not make the same oversight.

                                                                                            Before the first ever End Of The Road, Simon sat up all night with a friend, burning songs to CDs, considering every stage and every track in detail. He has continued this approach ever since, always finishing his playlists at the eleventh hour, always spurred on by the thought of what song will you have as the first song opening the main stage.

                                                                                            “I still get really excited to make a compilation, even though it’s a lot bloody harder these days because everyone’s heard everything on Spotify,” he says. “But I love sharing music with people and love introducing them to songs.”

                                                                                            To listen to Between the Music is something akin to spending a short while in Taffe’s company, or perhaps a long weekend at his festival. There is the sheer exuberant love for music, the sense of discovery, the delight in the unexpected rhythmic turn. Above anything, there is the feeling that Between the Music is a compilation series that could just play on forever.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1 Lifes To Short - The Lafayette
                                                                                            A2 Drip Drop - Dion
                                                                                            A3 Observeatory Crest - Beefheart
                                                                                            A4 Fallin Rain - Link Wray
                                                                                            A5 I Got A Name - Jim Croce
                                                                                            A6 Hey I Know You – Monzos
                                                                                            A7 Anchin Kifu Ayinkash - Hailu Megia Dahlak Band
                                                                                            A8 Im So Depressed - Abner Jay
                                                                                            B1 Have You Been Good To Yourself - Johnie Frieson
                                                                                            B2 Khala My Freind - Amanaz
                                                                                            B3 Looking For A Home - Al Kooper And Shuggie Ottis
                                                                                            B4 She Turns My Radio On - Jim Ford
                                                                                            B5 Any Other Way - Jackie Shane
                                                                                            B6 Any Day Now - Chuck Jackson
                                                                                            C1 Cripple Creek - Alexandra Skip Spence
                                                                                            C2 Sweet Memories - Micky Newbury
                                                                                            C3 Blue Vein - Lael Neale
                                                                                            C4 Mothers Last Words To Her Son -Washington Phillips
                                                                                            C5 I Stole The Right To Live - Michael Hurley
                                                                                            C6 Cold Bitter Tears - Ted Hawkins
                                                                                            C7 Child Of God - Josphine Foster
                                                                                            D1 Lucky Strikes And Liquid Gold - Jeff Cowell
                                                                                            D2 Clay Pigeons - Blaze Foley
                                                                                            D3 You Got Me - Crow Johnson
                                                                                            D4 Glücklich. Traurig. Seltsam - Die Wellttaumforscher
                                                                                            D5 Jesus Give Me Water - The Soul Stirrers
                                                                                            D6 Lazy Bones - Paul Robeson
                                                                                            D7 Please Stay - The Cryin Shames

                                                                                            A new compilation series kicks off with an absolutely belting double LP that features a selection of hard-to-find records (some impossible to find) and some that have been hiding in plain sight all along.

                                                                                            They all share common qualities, being that they are beautiful, soul quenched songs that sing of love, peace and unity."With Love: Volume 1" has been compiled by Miche and presents a curated selection of rare Brazilian, gospel, modern soul and jazz-fusion fire. We have Brazilian rarities by Alcione and Quientaessencia, UFO gospel by Keith Chism & Light, the jazz-funk / AOR sounds of City Lites taken from a Radio Station album, and the anthemic feel-good emotional soul of Belita Woods to name but a few.

                                                                                            Tracking down artists and musicians from the past is an art form. Like a seagull swooping for treats, sometimes the prizes are easily found, and at other times, it's the result of very late nights trolling through Facebook profiles, message boards, hitting dead ends and following red herrings, and yet still the search goes on. This compilation is a true labour of love with all the artists tracked down and licensed by Miche. It has long been an ambition of the London based musical connoisseur to compile an album, and like anything that requires craft, care, and knowledge - it takes time. There are many twists and turns in the hunt for those records that make your jaw drop.

                                                                                            A sublime selection of glorious modern soul, Brazilian rare gems and groovefuelled gospel. Featuring hard-to-find records, some impossible to find, and some that have been hiding in plain sight all along.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            South Funk Blvd. - Skying High (Getting Off On Your Lovin')
                                                                                            Ad Libs - Don't Need No Fortune Teller
                                                                                            Atlantis - Hung Up About You
                                                                                            Smoke Inc. - Waitin' For Love
                                                                                            Mandisa - Summer Love
                                                                                            City Lites - Now You've Gone Away
                                                                                            Papaya - Favela
                                                                                            Alcione - Este Mundo Tem
                                                                                            Quintaessencia - Serrado
                                                                                            Superior Elevation - It Was September
                                                                                            Keith Chism & Light - My Life And Song
                                                                                            Belita Woods - Magic Corner
                                                                                            Spare Hare - Ain't No Doubt About It
                                                                                            Sammy Acuna - Never Found A Girl
                                                                                            Sweet Mixture - House Of Fun And Love

                                                                                            So after a an unfortunate dispute on the Sonia track, we decided to repress this with a .1 to be sure and distinguish the releases as well as a rather nice replacement track from Byron Walker & Sandra Edwards

                                                                                            We enjoyed comping Volume one so much and had such a positive response, we went right onto producing For the Love Of You Volume 2.1

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

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

                                                                                            …The end of 2022 just got a bit sweeter.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Revenge Of The She-Punks: A Feminist Music History - Compilation Inspired By The Book By Vivien Goldman

                                                                                              Since the historiography of punk is a male-dominated one, a "Revenge of the She-Punks" was long overdue. This feminist reckoning was written by none other than post-punk pioneer Vivien Goldman, who has an insider's perspective due to her work as a musician and one of Britain's first female music writers. Along four themes - Identity, Money, Love and Protest - the "punk professor" traces empowering moments that punk holds especially for women. This Compilation is inspired by the book, which was originally released by University of Texas Press in 2019.

                                                                                              Compiled and with liner notes by Vivien Goldman. “We're not talking a mean-spirited gotcha! revenge here. As both my book that inspired it and this recording prove, us She-Punks' revenge is about our complex survival in an all too often hostile environment.The book offers a template to finding a way through the patriarchal labyrinth of the music industry by telling the back- stories of thirty-eight songs by women from not only the Anglophone countries, but Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern and Continental Europe. Together, they demonstrate how girls around the world, with no or few role models, found ways to thwart blockages and become self-expressive musicians, breaking traditions and expectations, setting new standards with every chord. Alas, for a raft of factors it was impossible to include them all; but herein lies a stirring and representative selection. Cumulatively, we hear how female artists everywhere are moved to sing about the common issues that I distilled down to be the core themes of the book: the bare-bones of living that connect us, wherever we are. We open with Identity featuring Fea, Big Joanie, The Raincoats, Blondie and Poly Styrene with X-Ray Spex. Then comes Money with Patti Smith, Shonen Knife, Malaria! and the Slits; followed by Love/Unlove: Crass, Cherry Vanilla, Grace Jones, Rhoda Dakar with the Special AKA, Alice Bag (The Bags), Tribe 8 and the Au Pairs, the Mo-dettes, Neneh Cherry from the UK/Sweden/US and this writer/musician. The closing chapter, Protest, features Sleater-Kinney, Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters Skinny Girl Diet, Vi Subversa and the Poison Girls, the Czech Republic's Zuby Nehty, Colombia's Fertil Miseria and Jamaica's Tanya Stephens. Many people have questioned how I arrived at those four themes (answer: thinking,) and so far, no-one has disagreed.However, in sequencing this compilation, the important thing was to sonically flow through the breadth of our creativity, led by the rhythms and sound, rather than the lyrics; they, I already knew, formed a compelling whole, an implacable critique. My perspective on punk is based on spirit rather than adherence to the venerated concept of the genre as only a frenetic full-frontal sonic attack (though that is also represented here). Having been involved with the movement at the start in mid-1970s London, as Features Editor of the punk rock weekly, Sounds, I understood it to be a front line, inclusionary genre, with DIY at its core, which is why it was the first genre to give anything approaching an equal platform to women musicians.

                                                                                              Especially for the less conventional, all too often the path for women artists is still steeper than that of male peers. Despite the massive success of today's female superstars, there remains a quota perception in an industry that still largely lives in boystown (though always factor in that it's not the men, it's the mentality,) who are less receptive to forceful females; like the sort of bookers who say, Well, we've done our bit, we've booked our female artist - as if booking women were some grim post-MeToo duty.But as heard in these tracks, in all its forms, whether sounding strident or soft, punk is a music of resistance; women's punk specially so. We continue to rail at and use our music to shift a system which, in America as this release comes out - let alone in countries long known to be suppressive of women - our basic human agency is under attack on more than one front, notably where equal pay and abortion are concerned. Welcome to some very necessary and in many cases, too little heard voices of women whose creativity could not be stopped, and who managed to use music to mould their environment, create their own space, and live as self-actualized artists.”

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              LP 1
                                                                                              A1) Tanya Stephens – Welcome To The Rebelution
                                                                                              A2) Au Pairs – It’s Obvious
                                                                                              A3) X-Ray Spex – Identity
                                                                                              A4) Fea – Mujer Moderna
                                                                                              A5) The Bags – Babylonian Gorgon
                                                                                              A6) Fértil Miseria – Visiones De La Muerte
                                                                                              A7) Crass – Smother Love
                                                                                              A8) Rhoda With The Special AKA – The Boiler
                                                                                              B9) Jayne Cortez And The Firespitters – Maintain Control
                                                                                              B10) Skinny Girl Diet – Silver Spoons
                                                                                              B11) Big Joanie – Dream No 9
                                                                                              B12) Malaria! – Geld
                                                                                              B13) The Slits – Spend, Spend, Spend
                                                                                              B14) Poison Girls – Persons Unknown
                                                                                              LP 3
                                                                                              C1) Bush Tetras – Too Many Creeps
                                                                                              C2) Grace Jones – My Jamaican Guy
                                                                                              C3) Patti Smith – Free Money
                                                                                              C4) Tribe 8 – Checking Out Your Babe
                                                                                              C5) Cherry Vanilla – The Punk
                                                                                              C6) Blondie – Rip Her To Shreds
                                                                                              C7) Sleater-Kinney – Little Babies
                                                                                              C8) The Selecter – On My Radio
                                                                                              D9) Mo-Dettes– White Mice
                                                                                              D10) Shonen Knife – It’s A New Find
                                                                                              D11) The Raincoats – No One’s Little Girl
                                                                                              D12) Vivien Goldman – Launderette
                                                                                              D13) Zuby Nehty – Sokol
                                                                                              D14) Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance

                                                                                              Not every day do you celebrate a 40th birthday. That’s why, the most famous French Jazz Festival, 'Jazz at Vienne' is marking the four-decade - emerald - anniversary of France’s signature jazz and blues event not once, but twice. After a truncated 2021 edition, the festival’s storied history, dating back to 1981, is being celebrated with a full concert schedule this year, alongside a compilation album, Past & Future in collaboration with Heavenly Sweetness. The album - an amalgam of stories, emotion and resonant echoes – captures the festival’s essence. 

                                                                                              You'll find some of the best moments of live music from the Vienne Antic Theater. With prestigious names of jazz : McCoy Tyner, trio Romano / Sclavis / Texier, Hank Jones, Milt Jackson, Lalo Schiffrin, Roy Hargrove and world music Gilberto Gil and Banda de Santiago de Cuba.

                                                                                              Alongside this you'll find a selection of the best young artists of the French jazz scene, chosen following a call for candidates of several months! 7 unreleased tracks specially recorded for this album. The young talents who will hopefully be part of the festival in the coming years. 

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Sclavis Romano Texier - Soweto Sorrow
                                                                                              Roy Hargrove The Rh Factor - Ill Stay
                                                                                              Lalo Schifrin - Panamericana
                                                                                              La Banda De Santiago De Cuba - Chan Chan
                                                                                              Mccoy Tyner Sextet - Manalyuca
                                                                                              Milt Jackson Hank Jones All Stars Quartet - Delilah
                                                                                              Gilberto Gil - Toda Menina Baiana
                                                                                              Abraham Reunion - Tryin Times
                                                                                              Leon Phal Quintet - Soulful
                                                                                              Arnaud Dolmen Quartet - On Dimanch Maten
                                                                                              Jasual Cazz - Baby Rover
                                                                                              Emile Londonien - Strength
                                                                                              Ishkero - Oliloqui Valley
                                                                                              Gin Tonic Orchestra - Do You Have

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Larry Levan's Paradise Garage - The Legend Of Dance Music Part 3

                                                                                                Following on from the previous two volumes of high quality disco heat dug from Salsoul's legendary back catalogue, we're treated to the third instalment of bona fide 'Larry List' classics which were favoured by the DJ on the dancefloor of his seminal, game changing NYC nightclub The Paradise Garage. High quality disco, boogie, funk and more is the order of the day here with prime-time hits flawlessly rubbing shoulders with underground cuts in a way that mirrors Levan's open mind and faultless ear for music. His elusive early 80s remix of Jimmy Castor's perennial B-boy / B-girl jam "It's Just Begun" sits comfortably alongside essential tracks like Skyy's club classic "Here's To You", Inner Life's anthemic "Moment Of My Life", Ripple's addictive "The Beat Goes On And On" and Orlando Riva Sounds trippy "Moonboots" among many others. This is an essential release for those who dig the disco sound and want to have all these incredible records in one place, or for newcomers who wish to explore the sounds and vibe of one of the greatest DJs of modern times and who want to get down to some of the tracks that have shaped modern day club culture. Remastered, repressed and re-released for 2015 in full conjunction with Salsoul Records New York City.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Matt says: First time back in stock since 2015 (!!). One of those catch-all compilations (on triple vinyl no less) that every disco lover (or music lover in general TBH) needs. Inflation proof - it's the same price it was in 2015!

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1 Jimmy Castor It's Just Begun
                                                                                                2 Love Committee - Just As Long As I Got You
                                                                                                3 Skyy - Here's To You
                                                                                                4 The Salsoul Orchestra - Salsoul Rainbow
                                                                                                5 The Salsoul Orchestra - Magic Bird Of Fire
                                                                                                6 Inner Life Feat. Jocelyn Brown - Moment Of My Life
                                                                                                7 Jimmy Williams - All Of My Lovin'
                                                                                                8 Instant Funk - Slap Slap Lickedy Lap
                                                                                                9 Skyy - Skyyzoo
                                                                                                10 O.R.S. (Orlando Riva Sound) - Moonboots
                                                                                                11 Ripple -The Beat Goes On And On

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Afrosound Of Colombia Vol 3

                                                                                                  It's been a few years, but Vampisoul is back with the next instalment of Colombian tropical bangers from the deep vaults of Discos Fuentes.

                                                                                                  "Afrosound 3" comprises an outstanding selection of 26 hard-to find-tracks, many reissued for the first time, covering a wide array of Afro-rooted genres, with an stronger focus on the music's folkloric origins than in previous volumes, featuring recordings by the likes of Michi Sarmiento, Wganda Kenya, The Latin Brothers, Los Corraleros De Majagual, Peregoyo…

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Too Slow To Disco Vol. 4

                                                                                                    After smooth detours into Soul covers, French Neo-Disco, modern Sunset Disco and Brazilian AOR, in 2022 DJ Supermarkt’s Too Slow to Disco series makes a joyous return to its original Westcoast AOR/Yacht roots. Celebrating the 10th TSTD compilation. Who would have thought….

                                                                                                    The Berlin curator releases a killer 4th edition of the original compilation art form, “Too Slow to Disco”, featuring forgotten and overseen gems from the mid 70s to the early 80s from a global world of smooth, brilliant lost and overproduced tracks from Finland via London and L.A. to Trinidad and beyond.

                                                                                                    The great ‘un-vanisher’ of lost lazy classics, DJ Supermarkt once again unearthed some incredible music that labels, publishers (in many cases also those, who actually own the rights to those tracks…) and streaming services have often long overlooked. You’re welcome, world! 

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. The Dukes – Mystery Girl
                                                                                                    2. Prime Time Band - Fall In Love In Outer Space
                                                                                                    3. Kenny Nolan – You’Re So Beautiful Tonight
                                                                                                    4. Peter Skellern – Now That I Need You
                                                                                                    5. Marc Jordan – Generalities
                                                                                                    6. Severin Browne – Stay
                                                                                                    7. The Faragher Brothers – Stay The Night
                                                                                                    8. Alan Price – Groovy Times
                                                                                                    9. James Felix – Open Up
                                                                                                    10. Hirth Martinez – Altogether Alone
                                                                                                    11. Max Leake – Tell Me The Reasons Why
                                                                                                    12. Stpehen Encinas – Music In Me
                                                                                                    13. Eric Andersen - Can'T Get You Out Of My Life
                                                                                                    14. Jimmie Spheeris – Beautiful News
                                                                                                    15. Jeannine Otis & Heikki Sarmanto – Magic Song
                                                                                                    16. Pleasure – Nothin’ To It 

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    Paul Hillery Presents Folk Funk & Trippy Troubadours Vol. 1

                                                                                                      For volume one in the series, Paul has compiled nineteen tracks that represent the journey he’s been on with the Folk Funk and Trippy Troubadours sound to date. There’s music here that has never seen the light of day, demo versions that never made the cut, new exclusive material and beloved classics from the FFTT vaults. The compilation is a sonic landscape of canyon rock, hot tub soul, Frisco folk, Balearic breeze and trippy troubadourial treasures, all lovingly handpicked for the series.

                                                                                                      To whet people's appetites for this alluring funky, psychedelic collection, do listen to a first single in form of 'Sweet Sweet Stay A While' by American singer songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols above. Dubbed ‘The high priest of country cool’ by Rolling Stone Magazine, Nichols was raised on bluegrass and country in Missouri, lived in New York in the late 70s during the birth of hip hop and rap and shared a squat in the early '80s with The Slits' Ari Up, Adrian Sherwood and Neneh Cherry in post punk London. All meaning that his complete disregard for genre purity have been one of Nichols biggest influences, which is there in great abundance on the soulful 'Sweet Sweet Stay A While'.

                                                                                                      More about dj and curator Paul Hillery
                                                                                                      Paul has carried his record boxes to many a venue and played alongside The Polyphonic Spree, Arthur Lee and Love, Bonnie Dobson, Spiritualized, 4 Hero, Happy Mondays, Simian, The Bees, Julian Cope, Courtney Pine and many, many more. He has also graced the turntables at Spiritland, Refuge, Festival No.6, Lunar Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Psychemagik’s Magik Forest to name a few and has supplied guest mixes for radio stations in South America, the USA, Europe and all over the UK.

                                                                                                      Over to Paul to talk more about the compilation here:
                                                                                                      “So, what is this ‘Folk Funk & Trippy Troubadours’ thing anyway? Well, it’s tricky to put a finger on. Folk-funk had been around for a while, so I added ‘and Trippy Troubadours’ to give me a little wiggle room from the genre police. To me, the folk- funk groove sounds like it has one leg shorter than the other; let’s call it a funky limp. ‘Feel the Spirit’ by Heaven & Earth, ‘Taking So Long’ by Kathy Smith, ‘Mountain Song’ by Penny Nichols, and ‘Wooden Ships’ by Christine Harwood are all great places to start.”

                                                                                                      Folk Funk and Trippy Troubadours is series of releases that both Paul and all at RE:WARM hope you will come to treasure and hold dear: a heartfelt compilation released with the full support of all featured artists. Tune in, turn on and drop the needle on four sides of the compilation and join us as we travel deep into a vast and wonderful musical universe...

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Side One
                                                                                                      A1. Duncan Pryce Kirk - 'Space Out'
                                                                                                      A2. Eik - 'Mr Sadness'
                                                                                                      A3. Joe Hall And Eyeball Wine Company - 'Movable Feast'
                                                                                                      A4. Christian Besa Wright - 'Cherry Blossom Oak'
                                                                                                      A5. Wendy Grose - 'Blue Sunny Sky Day'
                                                                                                      A6. Ruth Finlay - 'Deep Calls To Deep' ^
                                                                                                      Side Two
                                                                                                      B1. Will And James Ragar - 'Clouds Lift' §
                                                                                                      B2. Scott Seskind - 'I Wonder'
                                                                                                      B3. Tim McKenna - 'Where Are You?' ∞
                                                                                                      B4. Jeb Loy Nichols - 'Sweet Sweet Stay Awhile'
                                                                                                      B5. Gary Boyle - 'So Many Times Before'
                                                                                                      Side Three
                                                                                                      C1. Peter Wale - 'One Quiet Sultry Sunday'
                                                                                                      C2. Sorahan - 'With His Siller In His Hand'
                                                                                                      C3. Cindi Titzer - 'All For You' ∞
                                                                                                      Side Four
                                                                                                      D1. Smokey - 'Topaz'
                                                                                                      D2. Geoff Bartley - 'Don’t Want To Know About Evil'
                                                                                                      D3. Robin Woodland - 'One Golden Moment'
                                                                                                      D4. Richard Pass - 'We’ll Find Love'
                                                                                                      D5. Kip Carmen - 'That’s Enough For Me' §

                                                                                                      ^ First Time On Vinyl
                                                                                                      § Previously Unreleased, Or Unreleased Version
                                                                                                      ∞ Remastered

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      BBC Radiophonic Music

                                                                                                        The reissue of the 1968 BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s hugely influential 10th anniversary album, featuring remastered early electronic works of John Baker, David Cain and Delia Derbyshire.

                                                                                                        Widely regarded as a major influence on the development of electronic music worldwide, BBC Radiophonic Music is a compilation of short works, often composed as intros to various radio or television programs. Conceived in a time when analogue sampling meant hours of slicing tape with razor blades, BBC Radiophonic Music is brimming with zippy themes, unsettling atmospherics, riffs, loops, clicks and beeps. Insanely catchy yet deeply sinister, this is ‘collage music’, produced, according to Desmond Briscoe of BBC Radiophonic Workshop, “with the intention of entertaining rather than informing”.

                                                                                                        This is an essential album for analogue and TV theme obsessives, and anyone with an interest in contemporary electronica; mysterious, eccentric and celestial, it is a celebration of one of the UK's most treasured and unique institutions.

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        Music For The Stars (Celestial Music 1960-1979)

                                                                                                          "Music For The Stars is a collection of songs that may lend themselves to the end of the night in headphones, for me it’s an Ode to Horsenden Hill in West London, where we used to gather of an evening with the compilation tapes we had made introducing each other to new songs which we found; songs some of which would remain with us forever, we would sit there till late overlooking the West End’s City Lights but could lay back and watch the stars." - Ruben Windflower

                                                                                                          From the Two-Piers label that brought you the acclaimed ‘Pop Psychédeliqué (The Best of French Pop 1964-2019) comes new compilation ‘Music for the Stars (Celestial Music 1960-1979), a collection of laid back, late night songs perfect for lying back, losing yourself in the moment and just staring at the stars. Includes tracks from legends such as Willie Nelson, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Nina Simone, the English folk sound of Bill Fay and Kevin Ayres, the tortured genius of Tim Buckley, from the 60’s West Coast scene The Electric Prunes, to the sonic sounds of Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, and the soulful beauty of Shuggie Otis.

                                                                                                          From the beginning of the evening with Alexander “Skip” Spence, until later that night when Willie Nelson may end a tape and it’s time to walk home - sit back and lose yourselves in Music for The Stars.

                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Laura says: As we drift from Summer to Autumn, and the nights draw in, this compilation provides a perfect soundtrack. Pour yourself a glass of something nice and lie back and watch the stars....

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. Alexander 'Skip' Spence - Broken Heart
                                                                                                          A2. Fred Neil - I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree)
                                                                                                          A3. John Fahey - Jesus Is A Dying Bedmaker
                                                                                                          A4. Bert Jansch - Poison
                                                                                                          B1. Roedelius - Balsam
                                                                                                          B2. Shuggie Otis - Jennie Lee
                                                                                                          B3. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Observatory Crest
                                                                                                          B4. Kevin Ayres - May I?
                                                                                                          B5. The Electric Prunes - Holy Are You
                                                                                                          C1. Eden Ahbez - Edens Island
                                                                                                          C2. Nina Simone - Come Ye
                                                                                                          C3. Damon - The Night
                                                                                                          C4. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Sais (Egypt)
                                                                                                          D1. Kathy Smith – It’s Taking So Long
                                                                                                          D2. Tim Buckley - Buzzin' Fly
                                                                                                          D3. Bill Fay - I Hear You Calling
                                                                                                          D4. Gene Clark - With Tomorrow
                                                                                                          D5.Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Earl's Closet: The Lost Archive Of Earl McGrath 1970-1980

                                                                                                            Earl McGrath was the ultimate ’70s jet setter, an art collector and comic bon vivant who stumbled into the record business between legendary parties in New York and LA and discovered Daryl Hall and John Oates and then Jim Carroll. Atlantic founder Ahmet Ertegun gave Earl his own label, Clean Records, in 1970; Mick Jagger hired him to run Rolling Stones Records in 1977.

                                                                                                            Friend to Joan Didion, Andy Warhol, and a galaxy of luminaries, Earl was an inveterate tastemaker. Actor Harrison Ford, who before Star Wars fame was Earl’s handyman and pot dealer, called him “the last of a breed, one of the last great gentlemen and bohemians.”

                                                                                                            After Earl died in 2016, journalist Joe Hagan, author of the critically-acclaimed Sticky Fingers, the biography of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, discovered a trove of rare and unheard tapes in Earl’s apartment in New York—literally inside his closet. “I asked for a step ladder and the first box I pulled off the shelf was a master tape of Some Girls, the Stones album,” says Hagan.

                                                                                                            Now Light in the Attic Records proudly presents Earl’s Closet, a double album of the treasures discovered inside, including unheard music by Daryl Hall and John Oates, David Johansen, Terry Allen, Delbert McClinton, Warhol “Superstar” Ultra Violet, Detroit sax legend Norma Jean Bell, Jim Carroll and an eclectic cast of undiscovered artists who once vied for fame and glory—folk, rock, country, funk and R&B gems that virtually no one has heard in decades. Whether it’s the almost-famous power pop of Shadow from Detroit, or the Delfonics-style soul of the Blood Brothers Six, Earl’s Closet retraces the dreams of artists who once sent demos to Earl McGrath. Longtime Light in the Attic-affiliated reissue producer Pat Thomas assisted Hagan in tracking down the artists and finalizing the paperwork.

                                                                                                            At once an archival mixtape, a secret history and a journey into the heart of an era, Earl’s Closet features a deep booklet of documents, images and ephemera from Earl’s archive, expansive liner notes by Joe Hagan, who tracked down and interviewed the artists, and astonishing photographs by Earl’s late wife, the Italian countess Camilla Pecci-Blunt McGrath.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Two More Bottles Of Wine – Delbert & Glen
                                                                                                            Baby Come Closer – Daryl Hall And John Oates
                                                                                                            Gonna California – Terry Allen
                                                                                                            Only Yourself To Lose - Kazoo Singers
                                                                                                            Christopher – Michael Mccarty
                                                                                                            Dixie Darling – Jim Hurt
                                                                                                            California – Mark Rodney
                                                                                                            Killer - Country (fondiler & Snow)
                                                                                                            Dry In The Sun – Daryl Hall And John Oates
                                                                                                            Oh La La - Shadow
                                                                                                            Cocaine Cowboy – Terry Allen
                                                                                                            How Do You Do (children Of The Most High) – Ultra Violet
                                                                                                            Invisible Lady – Johnny Angel (johnny Angelino)
                                                                                                            I See My Days Go By - Shadow
                                                                                                            Where Have All The Flowers Gone? – Blood Brothers Six
                                                                                                            Salt Showers – Len And Betsy Greene
                                                                                                            Holy Commotion – Paul Potash
                                                                                                            Sail Away - Jabor
                                                                                                            Funky But Chic – David Johansen
                                                                                                            Just Look-ah What You'll Be Missing – Norma Jean Bell
                                                                                                            Tension – The Jim Carroll Band
                                                                                                            Waiting For Me – Little Whisper And The Rumors

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            Are They Hostile? Croydon Punk, New Wave & Indie Bands 1977-1985

                                                                                                              An 18 track compilation featuring the best of Croydon's punk and post punk scene! Are They Hostile? Is a new documentary film about the Punk, New Wave and Indie scene in Croydon in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. It takes its name from the first single by Croydon band Bad Actors. To coincide with the film’s release Damaged Goods Records are releasing a compilation vinyl LP and CD featuring bands from in the film including Johnny Moped, The Marines, The Daleks, Case, Fanatics and also bands such as The Straps who played Croydon many times usually at The Star Pub in West Croydon. The CD version also features a specially recorded introduction by the legendary ex-Croydon Greyhound DJ Peter Fox. It’s been argued that Croydon was the birthplace of Punk in the UK, largely due to The Damned and Johnny Moped.

                                                                                                              But there was a group of other, less well-known bands who were part of that scene, or who came just after, but who didn’t achieve the same success or recognition. The film and album attempt to set the record straight by shining a light on bands such as Bad Actors, Case, The Daleks, The Heroes and Fanatics. the music still fizzes with the energy and enthusiasm of youth and the punk ethos of just doing it. And the participants, if a bit older and slightly less slim than forty years ago, come alive in the current interviews as if connected to the mains.

                                                                                                              As the saying goes, “old punks don’t die”, but they do remember. The documentary film takes us through the history of these bands, the people in them, the places they played and, through current interviews with “a bunch of old punks”, what they did next, and how formative and important being in a band was for them growing up. The film is the brainchild of Bad Actor Griff Griffiths and Mark Williams and will premier at the David Lean Cinema in Croydon on 2nd September with a Q & A afterwards by Griff and Mark, and an aftershow party nearby with special celebrity guests TBC. Griff explains: “It’s also a film about being young, being passionate, being part of something.”

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1 - Bad Actors - Are The Hostile?
                                                                                                              2 - Johnny Moped - Groovy Ruby (Live At The Roxy)
                                                                                                              3 - The Marines - Step This Way
                                                                                                              4 - Slime - Controversial
                                                                                                              5 - Case - Smiling My Life Away
                                                                                                              6 - The Daleks - Tiny Town
                                                                                                              7 - Fanatics - Total Confusion
                                                                                                              8 - The Straps - New Age
                                                                                                              9 - The Heroes - Tarzan
                                                                                                              10 - Bad Actors - One Of Us
                                                                                                              11 - Johnny Moped - Incendiary Device (Live At The Roxy)
                                                                                                              12 -The Marines - Pleasure Business
                                                                                                              13 - Slime - Loony
                                                                                                              14 - Case - I Don't Wanna Kill The Whales
                                                                                                              15 - The Daleks - Rejected
                                                                                                              16 - Fanatics - When The Sun Goes Down
                                                                                                              17 - The Straps - Brixton
                                                                                                              18 - The Heroes - Russia

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              Rough Trade Stores Presents End Of The Road Festival 2022

                                                                                                                Rough Trade Shops and End of The Road reveal their ninth exclusive collaboration CD, featuring music from this year's glittering lineup as selected by festival curator Simon Taffe.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                01. Gabriels - Blame
                                                                                                                02. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun
                                                                                                                03. Margo Cilker - That River
                                                                                                                04. Pixies - Dig For Fire
                                                                                                                05. The Magnetic Fields - Papa Was A Rodeo
                                                                                                                06. Naima Bock - Every Morning
                                                                                                                07. Jake Xerxes Fussell - Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing On A Sweet Potato Vine?
                                                                                                                08. Aldous Harding - Fever
                                                                                                                09. Perfume Genius -On The Floor
                                                                                                                10. Dehd - Loner
                                                                                                                11. Kurt Vile - Like Exploding Stones
                                                                                                                12. The Bug Club - My Baby Loves Rock & Roll Music
                                                                                                                13. Les Filles De Illighadad - Imigradan
                                                                                                                14. Rosali - Mouth
                                                                                                                15. Mike Polizze - Revelation
                                                                                                                16. The Weather Station - Tried To Tell You
                                                                                                                17. Nilüfer Yanya - Anotherlife
                                                                                                                18. India Jordan - For You
                                                                                                                19. Bright Eyes - Lua

                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                Lefto Early Bird Presents The Beauty Is Inside

                                                                                                                  Belgian DJ and tastemaker Lefto announces his latest compilation album, entitled ‘The Beauty is Inside’, on BBE Music. Eclectic sounds ranging across genres and continents make up the 19 gems contained on ‘The Beauty is Inside’, all deftly linked together by Lefto’s unrivalled taste and deep musical knowledge. “You can’t sleep on Lefto! He’s always on it...” - Gilles Peterson

                                                                                                                  As well as showing respect for some somewhat unsung heroes from the past like Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete, South African singer and actress Patience Africa and Spanish composer Pedro Ruy-Blas of seventies fusion band Dolores, Lefto looks to the future, showcasing young soul and electronic artists, including D.C.’s Dreamcastmoe, Pasadena’s Qur'an Shaheed, Regal86 from Monterrey, Antwerp’s abrahamblue and Elisa Bee from Milan, to name just a few.

                                                                                                                  The album also features an appearance from paladin of the current jazz renaissance Makaya McCraven, and even a track from Lefto himself. “‘The Beauty is Inside’ is a compilation of original tracks (I personally really like) and tracks from friends who happen to be great artists as well” says Lefto. “They are all pretty much up-and-coming, and deserve more exposure. It has always been my job as a radio man to shine a light on the talented artists who need it the most. We all know how the music industry works, and how hard it is to find your way in that world, so I hope this collection of tracks will give these artists the shine they deserve.”

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  A1. Aint About Me – Watching Tarot Card XVI Come To Life
                                                                                                                  A2. Dreamcastmoe & Shungu – Don’t Let Me Down
                                                                                                                  A.3 Iman Houssein – Their Eyes
                                                                                                                  A4. Qur’an Shaheed – Thrive
                                                                                                                  B1. Makaya McCraven – Crash Course
                                                                                                                  B2. CōS – Ayy Thank Full
                                                                                                                  B3. Trian Kayhatu – OK Dan
                                                                                                                  B4. Regal86 – Parado En La Esquina
                                                                                                                  C1. Abrahamblue – Joanna
                                                                                                                  C2. DJ Spinn – Synthshot
                                                                                                                  C3. Igor Jadranin – NUB
                                                                                                                  C4. Shlundee – Acid 2 Acid
                                                                                                                  D1. LB Aka Labat – Ca Chauffe Tonton
                                                                                                                  D2. Elisa Bee – A Sun That Never Goes Down
                                                                                                                  D3. Pippin – Ro

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Sintomas De Techno

                                                                                                                    Síntomas De Techno: Underground Electronic Waves From Peru (1985-1992) This compilation presents for the first time various underground techno groups and projects that emerged in Lima in the mid-1980s. Projects such as Disidentes, Paisaje Electrónico, T de Cobre, Meine Katze Und Ich, El Sueño de Alí, Cuerpos del Deseo, Círculo Interior, Ensamble and Reacción were responsible for introducing styles such as techno-pop, EBM, industrial and minimal synth in Peru.

                                                                                                                    Various Artists / Lee 'Scratch' Perry

                                                                                                                    King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces From The Upsetter Ark-ive)

                                                                                                                      Arguably the greatest Jamaican record producer of all time, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was instrumental in transforming the island’s national sound throughout the Sixties and Seventies, with his unique approach to music making pushing the music beyond previously perceived boundaries.

                                                                                                                      To mark the first anniversary of his passing, the very best of his work is showcased across a number of products, all of which effectively demonstrate why Perry was widely venerated figure for so long..

                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Matt says: Where to begin? If you need educating on one of the most important, revolutionary and innovative artists ever to have walked the Earth, then this is a great place to start. Credited as the forefather of dub - Perry's influence stretches far wider than Jamaica with much of dance music's techniques and technologies emerging and evolving from this maverick sound sorcerer.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Box Set Track List
                                                                                                                      LP1, Side 1
                                                                                                                      1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
                                                                                                                      3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      5. Place Called Africa Aka A Place Called Africa - Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      6. All Africans Aka Don’t Cross The Nation (7” Mix) – Little Roy
                                                                                                                      7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      LP1, Side 2
                                                                                                                      1. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
                                                                                                                      2. Hot Tip - Prince Django
                                                                                                                      3. Jungle Lion (7” Mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      4. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      5. Hurt So Good (7” Mix) - Susan Cadogan
                                                                                                                      6. Bushweed Corntrash –Bunny & Ricky
                                                                                                                      LP2, Side 1
                                                                                                                      1. Three Blind Mice – Max Romeo
                                                                                                                      2. Three Times Three - King Tubby & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      3. Sufferers Time – The Heptones
                                                                                                                      4. Sufferers Heights – Junior Dread
                                                                                                                      5. Roast Fish And Corn Bread (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      6. Sipple Out Deh Aka War In A Babylon (Jamaican Mix) – Max Romeo
                                                                                                                      LP2, Side 2
                                                                                                                      1. One Step Forward (12" Mix) – Max Romeo & Prince Jazzbo
                                                                                                                      2. Rise And Shine —Watty & Tony
                                                                                                                      3. Police And Thieves (12” Mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion
                                                                                                                      LP3, Side 1
                                                                                                                      1. Ethiopia Land – Peter & Paul Lewis
                                                                                                                      2. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry With The Full Experience
                                                                                                                      3. City Too Hot (7” Mix)- Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      4. Vibrate Onn (12” Mix) – Augustus Pablo
                                                                                                                      LP3, Side 2. Side 2
                                                                                                                      1. Rainy Night In Portland (12" Mx) - Watty Burnett
                                                                                                                      2. Garden Of Life – Leroy Sibbles
                                                                                                                      3. Sons Of Slaves (12” Mix) – Junior Delgado
                                                                                                                      LP4, Side 1
                                                                                                                      1. Roots Train (7” Mix) - Junior Murvin
                                                                                                                      2. History (7” Mix) - Carlton Jackson
                                                                                                                      3. Neckodememus Aka Nicodemus (7” Mix) – The Congos
                                                                                                                      4. Soul Fire (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      LP4, Side 2
                                                                                                                      1. One Drop – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      2. I Am A Madman (LP Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      3. Exodus (12” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      4. Jamaican E.T. (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      CD1. THE EARLY YEARS, 1968 - 1973
                                                                                                                      1. None Such Busted Me Bet (aka Sufferation – The Mellotones
                                                                                                                      2. A Place In The Sun – David Isaacs
                                                                                                                      3. Stanger On The Shore— Val Bennett & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      4. Dollar In The Teeth - The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      5. Check Him Out – The Bleechers
                                                                                                                      6. Live Injection – The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      7. Prisoner Of Love – Dave Barker & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      8. Clint Eastwood (7” Mix) – The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      9. Babyloose Burning Aka Babylon’s Burning – Maxie, Niney & Scratch
                                                                                                                      10. Give Me Power – The Stingers
                                                                                                                      11. This World - Milton Henry As King Medious
                                                                                                                      12. Lick The Pipe Peter Part 4 - Jah T
                                                                                                                      13. French Connection - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      14. Da Da - Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      15. Rasta Bandwagon - Max Romeo
                                                                                                                      16. Blackman Time - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      17. Bucky Skank – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      18. Cow Thief Skank – Charlie Ace & Lee Perry
                                                                                                                      19. Black IPA Aka Green Island - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      20. Dub Organizer – Dillinger & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      21. News Flash - Leo Graham
                                                                                                                      22. Better Days – Carlton & The Shoes
                                                                                                                      23. Sick And Tired – Neville Grant
                                                                                                                      24. Rasta No Pickpocket
                                                                                                                      25. Black Candle - Leo Graham
                                                                                                                      CD2. BLACK ARK ADVENTURES PART 1 (1974 - 1976)
                                                                                                                      1. Doctor Demand – Leo Graham & Prince Jazzbo
                                                                                                                      2. Stay Dread – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      3. Herb Vendor – Leroy ’Horsemouth’ Wallace
                                                                                                                      4. Lady Lady – Cynty & The Monkees
                                                                                                                      5. Enter The Dragon (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      6. Public Jestering – Judge Winchester
                                                                                                                      7. Cane River Rock – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      8. Do It Baby (aka Nice And Easy) (7” Mix) – Susan Cadogan
                                                                                                                      9. The Long Way (7” Mix) – Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      10. Many Are Called Aka Yagga Yagga – The Unforgettables
                                                                                                                      11. Be Thankful (For What You’ve Got) – Bunny Scott
                                                                                                                      12. I Man Free – Watty Burnett
                                                                                                                      13. I Man Stand Still - Jimmy Riley
                                                                                                                      14. To Love Somebody – Bunny Scott
                                                                                                                      15. Sons Of Negus - Jimmy Riley
                                                                                                                      16. Down Here In Babylon – Brent Dowe
                                                                                                                      17. Big May – Bunny Scott
                                                                                                                      18. Babylon Deh Pon Fire –Truth, Fact & Correct
                                                                                                                      19. Natty Pass Through Rome - Prince Jazzbo
                                                                                                                      20. Back Wey – Fay Bennett
                                                                                                                      21. Fever / Influenza Version– Susan Cadogan & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      22. White Belly Rat – Lee Perry
                                                                                                                      23. Fire Fe The Vatican – Max Romeo
                                                                                                                      24. Stop The War In A Babylon –James Boom
                                                                                                                      CD3. BLACK ARK ADVENTURES PART 2 (1976 - 1977)
                                                                                                                      1. I Shall Be Released – The Heptones & Jah Lion
                                                                                                                      2. A Wah Dat – Junior Dread
                                                                                                                      3. Take Warning - Ralph Haughton & Ebony Sisters
                                                                                                                      4. Four And Twenty Dreadlocks (7” Mix) - Evan Jones
                                                                                                                      5. Groovy Situation () – Keith Rowe
                                                                                                                      6. I Forgot To Be Your Lover (7” Mix) – George Faith
                                                                                                                      7. Voodooism – Leo Graham
                                                                                                                      8. At The Feast (Of The Passover) —The Congos
                                                                                                                      9. Wolf Out Deh – Shaumark & Robinson
                                                                                                                      10. Reggae Music - Hugo Blackwood & Alimantado
                                                                                                                      11. Open The Gate (7” Mix) – Watty Burnett
                                                                                                                      12. Vampire (7” Mix) – Devon Irons & Alimantado
                                                                                                                      13. Rasta Train - Raphael Green & Alimantado

                                                                                                                      CD4. BLACK ARK & BEYOND (1977 - 2002)

                                                                                                                      1. Bad Weed (12” Mix) - Junior Murvin

                                                                                                                      2. Bionic Rats (12” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                                                                                                      3. Know Love (12” Mix) - Twin Roots

                                                                                                                      4. Forward With The Orthodox - Mistic I

                                                                                                                      5. Big Neck Police - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                                                                                                      6. Green Bay Inquest - Lord Sassafrass & Debra Keese

                                                                                                                      7. Free Up The Prisoners (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                                                                                                      8. Home Guard - Michael Campbell (aka Mikey Dread)

                                                                                                                      9. Cross Over (7” Mix) - Junior Murvin +

                                                                                                                      10. Bafflin' Smoke Signal (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                                                                                                      11. Introducing Myself - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                                                                                                      12. For Whom The Bell Tolls (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                                                                                                      13. I’ll Take You There (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

                                                                                                                      2CD Track List
                                                                                                                      CD 1: THE EARLY YEARS, 1968 - 1976
                                                                                                                      1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
                                                                                                                      3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker
                                                                                                                      5. Place Called Africa – Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      6. All Africans (7” Mix) – Little Roy +
                                                                                                                      7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      8. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
                                                                                                                      9. Bucky Skank – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      10. Jungle Lion (7” Mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      11. Hurt So Good (7” Mix) - Susan Cadogan
                                                                                                                      12. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      13. Three Blind Mice – Max Romeo
                                                                                                                      14. Three Times Three - King Tubby & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      15. Sipple Out Deh (Ja. Mix) – Max Romeo
                                                                                                                      16. Roast Fish And Corn Bread (Ja. Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      CD 2: THE EARLY YEARS, 1976 & BEYOND
                                                                                                                      1. One Step Forward (Jamaican Mix) – Max Romeo
                                                                                                                      2. Ital Corner - Prince Jazzbo
                                                                                                                      3. Police And Thieves (12” Mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion *
                                                                                                                      4. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry With The Full Experience *
                                                                                                                      5. Vibrate Onn – Augustus Pablo
                                                                                                                      6. Natty Pass Through Rome - Prince Jazzbo
                                                                                                                      7. Fire Fe The Vatican (7” Mix) – Max Romeo
                                                                                                                      8. Roots Train (7” Mix) - Junior Murvin +
                                                                                                                      9. Open The Gate – Watty Burnett +
                                                                                                                      10. Soul Fire (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      11. Neckodememus (7” Mix) – The Congos
                                                                                                                      12. Sons Of Slaves (7” Mix) – Junior Delgado +
                                                                                                                      13. Bafflin' Smoke Signal (7” Mix) - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry *
                                                                                                                      14. Stay Dread – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      15. One Drop – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      16. I Am A Madman – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      17. Exodus (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry +
                                                                                                                      18. Jamaican E.T. (7” Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry +

                                                                                                                      2LP Tracklist
                                                                                                                      LP 1
                                                                                                                      Side 1:
                                                                                                                      1. People Funny Boy - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      2. Tighten Up - The Inspirations
                                                                                                                      3. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      4. Shocks Of Mighty – Dave Barker
                                                                                                                      5. Place Called Africa – Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      6. All Africans (7” Mix) – Little Roy +
                                                                                                                      7. Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      Side 2:
                                                                                                                      1. Words Of My Mouth - The Gatherers
                                                                                                                      2. Hot Tip - Prince Django
                                                                                                                      3. Jungle Lion (7” Mix) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
                                                                                                                      4. Curly Locks - Junior Byles
                                                                                                                      5. Hurt So Good (7” Mix) - Susan Cadogan
                                                                                                                      6. Stay Dread – Lee “Scratch” Perry
                                                                                                                      7. Sipple Out Deh – Max Romeo
                                                                                                                      Side 1:
                                                                                                                      1. One Step Forward (Jamaican Mix) – Max Romeo
                                                                                                                      2. Police And Thieves (12” Mix) – Junior Murvin & Jah Lion *
                                                                                                                      3. Sons Of Slaves – Junior Delgado
                                                                                                                      Side 2:
                                                                                                                      1. Chase The Devil / Disco Devil – Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry With The Full Experience *
                                                                                                                      2. Soul Fire (Jamaican Mix) – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
                                                                                                                      3. I Am Madman – Lee “Scratch” Perry
                                                                                                                      4. Exodus - Lee “Scratch” Perry
                                                                                                                      5. Jamaican ET - Lee “Scratch” Perry

                                                                                                                      * Previously Unreleased
                                                                                                                      + Previously Unreleased Digitally

                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                      Greensleeves Reggae Gold

                                                                                                                        'Greensleeves Gold' is the ultimate Greensleeves selection -Ten monster
                                                                                                                        hits loaded up with chart number ones &the biggest stars with their biggest hits Launched in 1977, the iconic London reggae label is celebrating 45 years of being in the business of being the businessThis is where it began - Well Forward!

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. Where Is Jah - Reggae Reguar
                                                                                                                        2. Chant To Jah - Dr Alimantado
                                                                                                                        3. War - Wailing Souls & Ranking Trevor
                                                                                                                        4. Cassava Piece (79 Style) - Augustus Pablo
                                                                                                                        5. Fally Ranking - Johnny Osbourne
                                                                                                                        6. Gunman - Michael Prophet
                                                                                                                        7. Anotherone Bites
                                                                                                                        8. The Dust - Clint Eastwood & General Saint
                                                                                                                        9. Wa-Do-Dem - Eek-A-Mouse
                                                                                                                        10. Look Youthman - Barrington Levy
                                                                                                                        11. Zungguzungguguzungguzeng - Yellowman

                                                                                                                        Natural Sciences introduce the first issue of "Embryo": a 50 page magazine, 12" record, A3 Poster and mix series, ft: Hieroglyphic Being, Beau Wanzer, Fumu, Margenrot, Breathing Problem Productions, December, Ki Jeal, Bacon Grease and other artists and labels from across the underground.

                                                                                                                        The first issue comes with an exclusive mix from Sawf (available as a QR Code) and killer two-track 12" from Smpl Smpl.

                                                                                                                        Enclosed in heavy-duty PVC Wallet (w. flap) and outer sticker, inside sticker and hi-gloss A3 poster.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        A1. Smpl Smpl - Timelapse
                                                                                                                        B1. Smpl Smpl - Triggers

                                                                                                                        Latest release from Francoid K and Scan 7’s ‘Artist Code’ series, and as always a focus on eclecticism, open-mindedness, divergence and non-conformity. Expect to hear a wide range of electronic music from house, techno, electronica, spoken word, HIP-HOP (for the first time) cherry picked by these to stalwarts of electronic music.

                                                                                                                        Gotta say I’m loving this new one. Some driving, technicoloured techno tracks and wavy, shoulder-dropped house vibes as per the norm; but that A4 track – “Permission” – a fiery and street-ready joist of visceral hip-hop. Sounds like a New York based rapper but no idea who! Mega.

                                                                                                                        Incase you missed the announcement 010 artist reveals were: Laurent Garnier, Speaking Minds & Amarcord, Scan X, Diego Infanzon.

                                                                                                                        Previous releases have included tracks from the likes of Agents of Time, JoeFarr, Nicolas Bougaieff, Madben, CYRK, Biz, Sagitario, Kmyle, Marco Bailey and rising talents Works of Intent fka R.O.S.H, LOIS, Softly Voltaire, Joaquim Plossu, Loloman, Prequel, Athven, City 2 City, LOIS.

                                                                                                                        Head to their Instagram page (ig: cod3qr) for clues to the artist identities.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Matt says: Francois K & Scan 7's imperative series continues. I'm especially digging this one due to the inclusion of one of the hottest hip-hop cuts I've heard in a while - "Permission". Can't wait to see who the artist behind it is!

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        A1. Artist Code 46554E - Get Down
                                                                                                                        A2. Artist Code 534147 - Meraki
                                                                                                                        A3. Artist Code 564F4C - Midnight Run
                                                                                                                        A4. Artist Code 544553 - Permission
                                                                                                                        B1. Artist Code 4F4E49 - No Joke
                                                                                                                        B2. Artist Code 554E53 - Flexible Life
                                                                                                                        B3. Artist Code 4D4952 & Artist Code 555253 - It's That

                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                        La Ola Interior Spanish Ambient & Acid Exoticism 1983-1990

                                                                                                                          Following “La Contra Ola” (BJR015), Bongo Joe is pleased to present LA OLA INTERIOR, a compilation exploring the ambient side of the Spanish electronic music produced in the 80’s. It gathers musicians from various horizons and of many generations, who shared the desire to create an immersive soundscape and to combine electronic music with non-Western musical traditions. As a general rule, the Anglo-Saxon tropism did relate the spanish peninsula’s ambient music to the Balearic Sound, that is to say to the relaxing music played in Ibiza’s nightclubs. But this music takes place in the productive territory of experimental musics, and particularly in its two main breeding grounds: the tape recording underground and the independent musicians-producers scene.

                                                                                                                          Inseparable from the processes of self-publishing, distribution and exchange of music that were then taking place in Spain in an artisanal way, the vast underground movement of cassettes was divided between an "ethno-trance" combining industrial beats and oriental sounds on the one hand (Esplendor Geométrico, Miguel A. Ruiz / Orfeón Gagarin) and unclassifiable low-fi tinkerers on the other hand (Camino al desván, Eli Gras, Mataparda, Victor Nubla). Hyperactive, this scene is radical and strongly dominated by the hardest musical styles, but the ambient, influenced by the German Kosmische Musik and "krautrock", also develops here.

                                                                                                                          The second vein of Spanish ambient comes from some of the independent labels of the peninsula (DRO, GASA, El Cometa de Madrid, EGK) whose activity will mark the return of some of the most adventurous musicians-producers of the 70s. Some were influenced by American minimalism (Luis Delgado / Mecánica Popular, Suso Saiz, Javier Segura), others by Fourth-World Music conceived by Jon Hassell and Brian Eno (Finis Africae, Jabir). Having passed through folk, ancient, traditional or contemporary music, and being familiar with improvisation and studio techniques, these artists come from a mutant hippie culture, capable of phagocyting many musical styles from electronic ambient to ethnic improvisation and modal jazz.

                                                                                                                          These two scenes and generations that make up LA OLA INTERIOR intersect around a common interest in non-Western musical traditions. Their exploration may be that of the tribal origins of electronic rhythms or the Arab heritage of Spain. Above all, it is a dreamy exoticism, an immobile journey as the sounds, rhythms or instruments of these traditions are scrutinized by Western practices (avant-garde music, electronic technology). The result is a hybrid music, filtered and reinvented, neither Western nor extra-Western, with a pronounced taste for the fusion of opposites, which we have called "Acid Exoticism" because of its permanent search for trance or contemplation. Atmospheric, contemplative and serial, these musics still plunge us today into a sensorial journey, at the same time interior and distant, organic and technological, between exotic reminiscences and interior visions.

                                                                                                                          LA OLA INTERIOR brings together 19 little-known and innovative pieces from the golden age of Spanish electronic music. 

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Miguel A. Ruiz - Transparent
                                                                                                                          2. Camino Al Desván - La Contorsión De Pollo
                                                                                                                          3. Mecánica Popular - Impresionistas 2
                                                                                                                          4. Finis Africae - Hybla
                                                                                                                          5. Orfeón Gagarin - Última Instancia
                                                                                                                          6. Victor Nubla - 20000 Lenguas
                                                                                                                          7. Javier Segura - Malagueñas 2
                                                                                                                          8. Jabir - Vuelo Por Las Alturas De Xauen
                                                                                                                          9. Miguel A. Ruiz - Trivandrum
                                                                                                                          10. Mecánica Popular - Impresionistas 1
                                                                                                                          11. Finis Africae - Hombres Lluvia
                                                                                                                          12. Esplendor Geométrico - Sheikh
                                                                                                                          13. Víctor Nubla - Chandernagor
                                                                                                                          14. Luis Delgado - El Llanto De Nouronihar
                                                                                                                          15. Camino Al Desván - Adjudicado A La Danza
                                                                                                                          16. Mataparda - Me Llena La Cachimba
                                                                                                                          17. Suso Saiz - Horizonte Paseo
                                                                                                                          18. Camino Al Desván - Fock Intimida A Gordi
                                                                                                                          19. Mataparda - La Papa Suave
                                                                                                                          20. Eli Gras - Flu 

                                                                                                                          The first instalment in Big Love’s "A Touch Of Love" series brings together some of the label’s latest & lovelist grooves for house heads across the globe. House pioneer & Chicago don Mike Dunn graces us with "It’s A Groove Thang"; a stripped back disco jam featuring his familiar spoken-word narration and Windy City drawl guiding the groove as the bass pumps on. "Disco Dreams" sees label head-honcho Seamus Haji bring his own funk-fuelled delivery to the label. The record transports you to the heavenly land of disco with euphoric strings, dazzling builds and nostalgic vocals from Mike Dunn in his own inimitable style. The flip features Nigel Lowis’ Soul City Connection project with "Brotherly Love", firmly rooted in the Philadelphia sound of the 70’s with a lavish strings and brass driven arrangement. One of Chicago’s most revered DJ’s, Jamie 3:26 and Rotterdam producer Danou P step up for remix duties. They expertly soak the record in disco and funk influences, delivering their 'South Street Soul Strut Mix' alongside Nigel’s original. Killer stuff - don't sleep.

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Matt says: Pick of the week purely 'cos of that opening track by Mike Dunn. House DJs: I couldn't think of a better opening track for your set this weekend!

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          A1. Mike Dunn - It's A Groove Thang (Black Glitter LB MixX)
                                                                                                                          A2. Seamus Haji Ft. Mike Dunn - Disco Dreams
                                                                                                                          AA1. Nigel Lowis Presents Soul City Connection - Brotherly Love (Jamie 3:26 & Danou P South Street Soul Strut Version)
                                                                                                                          AA2. Nigel Lowis Presents Soul City Connection - Brotherly Love

                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                          Cold Heat: Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974

                                                                                                                            15 Heavy Funk Rarities Presented As A Double Gatefold LP. Cold Heat is Eothen “Egon” Alapatt’s a follow-up to the famous Funky 16 Corners set he curated in the early 2000s. And like that one, Cold Heat is overflowing with great bits that had barely (or never) been heard by the rest of the world at large. Egon went through a range of rare singles, masters, and demos and came up with tunes that burn with a brightness that's undeniable. The grooves are all on the harder end of the James Brown Funky People side of the spectrum and some tracks are by names that finally got their due here, thanks to Egon, Now-Again, and some of the other funky forces doing the good work over the years.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            A1. Carleen & The Groovers – The Thing
                                                                                                                            A2. Amnesty – Free Your Mind
                                                                                                                            A3. Detroit Sex Machines – The Stretch

                                                                                                                            B1. Michael Liggins & The Supersouls – Loaded To The Gills
                                                                                                                            B2. Kenny Smith & The Loveliters – Go For Your Self
                                                                                                                            B3. Dayton Sidewinders – Slipping Into Darkness

                                                                                                                            C1. The Apollo Commanders – James Brown Medley
                                                                                                                            C2. Lil’ Lavair And The Fabulous Jades – Cold Heat
                                                                                                                            C3. The Soul Seven – The Cissy’s Thang
                                                                                                                            C4. L.A. Carnival – Color C5. The Aristocrats – Don’t Go

                                                                                                                            D1. The Soul Seven – Mr. Chicken
                                                                                                                            D2. Leon Mitchison – Street Scene
                                                                                                                            D3. Kashmere Stage Band – Scorpio
                                                                                                                            D4. Leroy & The Drivers – The Sad Chicken

                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                            Crosstown Rebels Present SPIRITS V

                                                                                                                              Crosstown Rebels return to their "Spirits" compilation; first showcased in 2017 and now an annual occurrence.

                                                                                                                              NYC-native Layla Benitez leads proceedings with "Fides", a progressive-leaning, introspective number that retains an inherent danceability throughout. It kicks off the compilation with a driving energy, one that’s perfectly matched by "Trabajar" - the Crosstown Rebels debut of recent Hot Creations inductee Mr.Diamond.

                                                                                                                              A techy-inspired cut, punchy four-four drum patterns create a distinctive late-night feel, as UK-talent Denney soon arrives with "Kill The Soundboy". Showcasing the groove-laced house sound with which he’s become best known, the near seven-minute piece is sure to light up many a club setting this year, paving the way for "Talk To Me". It’s a collaborative venture between Munich-based artist ASK:ME and El Muerto, with Soulfoot featuring on vocals. Retaining a vintage Detroit style, the fast-paced tempo creates a natural excitement before Romanian-born mainstay GruuvElement’s gifts us the minimal-toned "Boom Room". Building with tribal-like percussion and salsa-inspired instrumentals, it’s a playful excursion into dance music’s outer realms, paving the way for young Peruvian producer Chinonegro with "My Moment". Whether it be the pluck of a guitar string or a jazzy trumpet solo, there’s an inherent authenticity to the six-minute piece, as a mid-track breakdown gives way to whispering hats and a rhythmic underlying backbone.

                                                                                                                              The penultimate offering comes from French-born, London-based regular Maglia, who serves up the enchanting "Rayiys". The chirping of birds resides atop an ever-changing bassline, leaving us open and ready for the VA’s closing saga: "Thanks Moon", by Spain’s I AM JAS. A heady combination of beautiful lyrical contributions combines with softly moving electronic elements, to leave us in a state of calm, inward reflection. Rounding off proceedings on a note of quietude, it reminds us of the final moments in clubland, transporting our psyche to sunrise, fond memories and everything in between.

                                                                                                                              Over a period of nineteen years, Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels has evolved into a world-renowned institution, garnering global audiences thanks to a consistent schedule of quality releases. The roster is international, showcasing how Crosstown has shaped a truly global scene. Releases are born in different continents by artists who hail from different countries, resulting in a sound that resonates worldwide. Perhaps most pivotal to the label’s success is its musical output: no part is governed by boundary or genre. It’s underpinned by a truly eclectic sound, one that reflects the diversity of Damian’s love for music itself. An album from drum and bass icon DJ Krust here, a maiden LP from Audiojack there… traversing genres has been Damian’s forte for decades - and Crosstown epitomizes that as a result.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1. Layla Benitez - Fides
                                                                                                                              A2. Mr.Diamond - Trabajar
                                                                                                                              B1. Denney - Kill The Soundboy
                                                                                                                              B2. ASK:ME & El Muerto Ft. Soulfoot - Talk To Me
                                                                                                                              C1. GruuvElement's - Boom Room
                                                                                                                              C2. Chinonegro - My Moment
                                                                                                                              D1. Magila - Rayiys
                                                                                                                              D2. I AM JAS - Thanks Moon

                                                                                                                              For their first VA outing Razor-N-Tape have assembled the big guns for an all-exclusive comp. This vinyl sampler features 4 standout tracks from the compilation, and boasts an all-original tracklist by a roster of luminaries from the RNT family - past, present and future.

                                                                                                                              It’s party time on the A side, with Dimitri from Paris & DJ Rocca teaming up for “Days Of A Better Paradise”, a stomping, piano-driven, classic house belter. Saucy Lady takes us straight to the disco with “Passport to My Love”, a soulful, vocal boogie-funk journey into the cosmos.

                                                                                                                              The B Side features two lower-tempo house jams by RNT artists Misiu & Clive From Accounts. “Love Me Do” turns a classic melody into a spooky late night anthem, while “It’s Not That I Don’t Care” brings jazz riffs & bouncy basslines to the downtempo slow-burner.

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Matt says: Razor-N-Tape rarely put a note wrong, but this, their first various artist offering really hits a home run. New disco & organic house from an all star line-up - just in time for the weekend!

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1.  Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca - Days Of A Better Paradise
                                                                                                                              A2.  Saucy Lady - Passport To My Love
                                                                                                                              B1.  Misiu - Love Me Do
                                                                                                                              B2.  Clive From Accounts - It’s Not That I Don’t Care

                                                                                                                              Whilst the continents contribution to the global funk, boogie and disco canon has been well documented for decades, the strong presence of rock and psychedelia in 1970's African music has been a more slowly evolving story over the years.

                                                                                                                              Pockets of young Africans, turned on by Hendrix, the Doors, Santana and more, started to add heavy guitar riffs to rumbling, ever present funk, and built an afro psych scene that is still turning up gems to this day.

                                                                                                                              With Lagos an epicenter for the emergent scene, in 1972, local headquartered label Afrodisia was born near to the eye of the storm, and provides many of the tracks on this latest attempt to capture a bit of afro-psych magick.

                                                                                                                              Iconic Lagos twins The Lijadu Sisters' 'Bayi L'ense' (1977) opens proceedings in LP defining style : the Yoruba vocals, pattering percussion and cooly strutting funk bassline are eventually joined by soaring, scything fuzz guitar, and we're off on a six and half minute head journey.

                                                                                                                              From there, tempo's and moods shift throughout. The Oriental Brothers International free-wheeling 'Tax Drive' is underpinned by tight playing and insistent grooves; Saxon Lee and the Shadows International combine James Brown style brass with what sounds like long, improv'd hammond sections across the near 10 minutes of 'Mind Your Business'.

                                                                                                                              Gears are quickly shifted as Warhead Constriction get straight up heavy on Graceful Bird, and Aura easily integrate early synth work outs on Ariya (at about the same time Kraftwerk were starting to hit wider audiences, 1976). Celestin Nyam's 'Mbembe' takes no prisoners, as free jazz sax workouts, horns, hammonds AND squalling Hendrix style guitar riffs all make welcome appearances, before Christie Azumah And The Uppers International, again combine deep funk with hammonds, choppy guitars and insistent vocals on 'Aja Wondo'.

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Matt says: Hard funkin' afro-psyche, deliciously obscure and painfully grooving! Reminds me of those Analog Africa records we used to get in. There's not a duff track on the record!

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. The Lijadu Sisters - Bayi L'ense
                                                                                                                              2. Oriental Brothers International - Tax Drive
                                                                                                                              3. Bunzu Soundz - Bokonor
                                                                                                                              4. Saxon Lee And The Shadows International - Mind Your Business
                                                                                                                              5. War-Head Constriction - Graceful Bird
                                                                                                                              6. Lucas Tala - Moghie Nu Te Eka Tse Mu
                                                                                                                              7. Aura (Aspiritual Emanation) - Ariya
                                                                                                                              8. Celestin Nyam - M'bembe (feat. Voices Of Darkness)
                                                                                                                              9. Christie Azumah And The Uppers International - Aja Wondo

                                                                                                                              Salford City Records is a new label from our sister city focusing on licensed, official represses of some classic piano / acid house rave business from the 90s. Records are pressed with new artwork, on 180g vinyl, with additional exclusive remixes and remastered especially for the release.

                                                                                                                              The "Warehouse Party EP" features MiTM, Project D and Boyraver, with three big room tracks covering prog, piano euphoria and some naughty Sweet T acapela trickery. It's like you're listening to one of those classic Fantazia mixes by Luv Dup or Mike C - only these discs kick harder than they did in 1990!

                                                                                                                              Limited copies. 

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Matt says: Salford City Record take us back to a time when smiley faces were the only meme, there were no phones on the dancefloor and a pill, a bottle of water and a good DJ could change your life forever...

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              A1 MiTM – Warehouse Party (Bootleg Mix)
                                                                                                                              A2 Project D – Oldskooler
                                                                                                                              B1 Boyraver - Pianopus

                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                              DFA Records Compilation #2

                                                                                                                                First time on vinyl, fully remastered and resequence by James and Bob Weston.

                                                                                                                                Behold, Compilation #2. A compendium what are arguably the best prime-era DFA cuts, mostly all recorded and/or remixed at the old DFA Studios on W. 13th Street (with some notable exceptions), released as 12-inches and then compiled onto a 3xCD set for convenience because, at the time, people actually bought CDs more than vinyl.

                                                                                                                                Now, in the spirit of time not really being much of a linear thing anymore, and for our own selfish desire to have this version of Liquid Liquid’s “Bellhead,” produced by the DFA, finally committed to wax, we have reverse engineered this thing back onto vinyl and presented it as a four-record boxed set.

                                                                                                                                We went back and found the master tapes or files for each song - a not insignificant effort given our habit of disorganization. We then rather painstakingly resequenced and remastered it with the guy we trust with such things: Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. The lacquers Bob cut were plated and pressed at what we believe to be one of the best pressing plants in the country: QRP in Salina, Kansas.

                                                                                                                                We tell you all of this to say: we took this shit pretty seriously. Because we felt like it was important and because we felt like some folks would really appreciate it. It sounds remarkable. It looks great. (Rob Carmichael re-did the original packaging, adding a new photo from DFA OG Tim Saccenti from one of the original parties at W. 13th St.) Of course, we somehow can’t stop ourselves from making labeling errors - Pixeltan’s “That’s the Way I Like It” somehow escaped the center labels on the fourth record. It’s kind of the DFA curse. Has to be!

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                SIDE A
                                                                                                                                Black Leotard Front - Casual Friday
                                                                                                                                SIDE B
                                                                                                                                J.O.Y. - Sunplus (DFA Remix)
                                                                                                                                The Juan MacLean - I Robot
                                                                                                                                The Juan MacLean - Dance Hall Modulator Dub
                                                                                                                                SIDE C
                                                                                                                                Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - Rise (DFA Remix)
                                                                                                                                Black Dice - Wasteder
                                                                                                                                J.O.Y. - Sunplus
                                                                                                                                SIDE D
                                                                                                                                LCD Soundsystem - Yeah (Pretentious Version)
                                                                                                                                The Rapture - Sister Saviour (DFA Dub)
                                                                                                                                SIDE E
                                                                                                                                Liquid Liquid - Bellhead
                                                                                                                                LCD Soundsystem - Yeah (Crass Version)
                                                                                                                                SIDE F
                                                                                                                                Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - El Monte
                                                                                                                                The Rapture - Alabama Sunshine
                                                                                                                                SIDE G
                                                                                                                                Pixeltan - Get Up / Say What (DFA Remix)
                                                                                                                                LCD Soundsystem - Beat Connection (Extended Disco Dub)
                                                                                                                                SIDE H
                                                                                                                                Pixeltan - That’s The Way I Like It
                                                                                                                                Black Dice - Endless Happiness (EYE Remix)
                                                                                                                                The Juan MacLean - Less Than Human

                                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                                Jazzy Chill

                                                                                                                                  Relax yourself with the comfy musical atmosphere of the "Vinyl Chill" collection. This jazzy volume will make you travel through elegant, intimate and cosy soundscapes. From the groovy and sensual rhythms of the French producer Guts to the jazzy experimentations of the English Quantic, through warm and unique sounds of DJ Cam and Gotan Project, this selection mixes the years and constitutes the perfect soundtrack for a relaxed afternoon.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  A1 Moods – Love Is Real
                                                                                                                                  A2 Emancipator – Black Lake
                                                                                                                                  A3 DJ Cam Quartet – Cantaloop Island
                                                                                                                                  A4 Waldeck – Jerry Weintraub
                                                                                                                                  A5 7apes – Sunset Blvd
                                                                                                                                  A6 Guts Featuring Beat Assailant, Mary May – Ain't Perfect
                                                                                                                                  B1 Gotan Project – Last Tango In Paris
                                                                                                                                  B2 DLJ – Grounds
                                                                                                                                  B3 Mr. Scruff – Bernard's Shuffle
                                                                                                                                  B4 Kazam – Waterlily
                                                                                                                                  B5 Quantic Featuring The Western Transient – Latitude
                                                                                                                                  B6 Philippe Cohen Featuring Chassol – Mind Food Variation

                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                  Brazilian Chill

                                                                                                                                    Relax in the comfort of the "Chill" vinyl selection.
                                                                                                                                    It's time to get away from it all; from the acoustic Bossa Nova ballads of Sergio Mendes to the electronic sounds of DJ Cam and the samba of Seu Jorge, this "Brazilian" volume is full of sunshine and will take you from the beaches of Copacabana to Ipanema.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Honshu Lo Fi - Morning
                                                                                                                                    2. Os Brazões - Carolina, Carol Bela
                                                                                                                                    3. Seu Jorge - Chega No Suingue
                                                                                                                                    4. Quantic - Mishaps Happening (Prins Thomas Edit)
                                                                                                                                    5. Sérgio Mendes - Oba-La-La
                                                                                                                                    6. Maysa - Água De Beber
                                                                                                                                    7. Laura Villa - Corcovado
                                                                                                                                    8. José Padilla - Bossa Rosa
                                                                                                                                    9. David K Feat. Rolando Faria - Mas Que Nada
                                                                                                                                    10. DJ Cam - Birds Also Sing For Anamaria
                                                                                                                                    11. Tom & Joyce - Para Bailar
                                                                                                                                    12. Reminiscence Quartet Feat. Salomé De Bahia - Onde Anda Meu Amor

                                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                                    Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label

                                                                                                                                      From a humble storefront studio located in a shoeshine parlor on Norfolk, Virginia’s Church Street, Noah Biggs built a world. Hustler by day, gambler by night, the alwaysin-a-suit Biggs took a gaggle of off-brand singers and combined his connections and charisma to forge timeless soul music during a period of deep upheaval. Compiled here are 25 of Shiptown’s most compelling sides recorded between 1965-1977, from the likes of Ida Sands, The Soul Duo, The Anglos, Dream Team, The Grooms, Positive Sounds, Bthiarbara Stant, Wilson Williams, Art Ensley, and yes, Flip Flop Stevens.

                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                      Matt says: The Eccentric Soul series has opened the door to tracks and artists we'd have otherwise never discovered. Feverishly collected by musical aficionados, DJs and soul fans; this new release shines a spotlight on the Shiptown label of 1965-1977.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      A1. Dream Team - There He Is
                                                                                                                                      A2. The Soul Duo - Can’t Nobody Love Me (Like My Baby Do)
                                                                                                                                      A3. The Idets - Doggie In The Window
                                                                                                                                      A4. The Anglos - Since You’ve Been Gone
                                                                                                                                      A5. Ida Sands - Prophesize
                                                                                                                                      A6. Barbara Stant - Shadow In Your Footsteps
                                                                                                                                      A7. Wilson Williams - I Can’t Get Used To Losing You
                                                                                                                                      B1. Flip Flop Stevens - Let’s Do That Thing (Part 1)
                                                                                                                                      B2. Barbara Stant - Baby I Love You
                                                                                                                                      B3. Nat Fross - Too Many Skeletons In The Closet
                                                                                                                                      B4. The Grooms - Slow Down
                                                                                                                                      B5. Barbara Stant - My Mind Holds Onto Yesterday
                                                                                                                                      B6. Ida Sands - Start All Over Again

                                                                                                                                      C1. Wilson Williams - I Got A Whole Lot To Be Thankful For
                                                                                                                                      C2. The Positive Sounds - I Almost Blew My Mind
                                                                                                                                      C3. The Grooms - I Deserve A Little Bit More
                                                                                                                                      C4. Barbara Stant - Unsatisfied Woman
                                                                                                                                      C5. The Positive Sounds - You’re The One I Need
                                                                                                                                      D1. Dream Team - I’m Not Satisfied
                                                                                                                                      D2. Ida Sands - Rescue Me
                                                                                                                                      D3. Barbara Stant - I’m Going To Outfit You
                                                                                                                                      D4. The Soul Duo - Are You Lonely For Me Baby
                                                                                                                                      D5. Wilson Williams - Ain’t That Loving You
                                                                                                                                      D6. The Soul Duo - This Is Your Day
                                                                                                                                      D7. Art Ensley And The Fabulous Echoes Band - Open The Door To Your Heart

                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                      Surf Music - The Finest Selection Of 60s Surf Rock Music

                                                                                                                                        Compilation of 60s surf tracks from California including tracks by The Beach Boys, Duane Eddy, The Fireballs, The Bel Airs, The Chantays, Santo & Johnny, and many others.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        A1. The Beach Boys - 409
                                                                                                                                        A2. Dick Dale & His Del-Tones - Let's Go Trippin'
                                                                                                                                        A3. The Bel Airs - Mr. Moto
                                                                                                                                        A4. The Ventures - Perfidia
                                                                                                                                        A5. The Chantays - Move It
                                                                                                                                        A6. The Frogmen - Beware Below
                                                                                                                                        A7. The Gamblers - LSD-25
                                                                                                                                        A8. Link Wray & The Wraymen - Slinky
                                                                                                                                        A9. The Mar-Kets - Surfer's Stomp
                                                                                                                                        B1. Duane Eddy - Moovin' And Groovin'
                                                                                                                                        B2. The Lively Ones - Crying Guitar
                                                                                                                                        B3. The Surfmen - The Ghost Hop
                                                                                                                                        B4. Sandy Nelson - Junior Jive
                                                                                                                                        B5. The Fireballs - Bulldog
                                                                                                                                        B6. The Tornadoes - Moon Dawg
                                                                                                                                        B7. Santo & Johnny - Pineapple Princess
                                                                                                                                        B8. The Frantics - Werewolf
                                                                                                                                        B9. The Revels - Intoxica

                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                        Vintage Zouk

                                                                                                                                          This new volume of the Vintage Collection is dedicated to Zouk, the music originating from the French West Indies. Let the sun shine in your stereo!

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          A1. Kassav' - Zouk-La Sé Sel Medikaman Nou Ni
                                                                                                                                          A2. Jocelyne Béroard - Kolé Séré
                                                                                                                                          A3. Édith Lefel - Somnifère
                                                                                                                                          A4. Jocelyne Labylle & Cheela Feat. Passi & Jacob Desvarieux - Laisse Parler Les Gens
                                                                                                                                          A5. Lynnsha - Ne M'en Veux Pas
                                                                                                                                          A6. Medhy Custos - Elles Demandent
                                                                                                                                          B1. Fanny J - Ancrée À Ton Port
                                                                                                                                          B2. Jane Fostin Feat. Medhy Custos - Pas De Glace
                                                                                                                                          B3. Thierry Cham - Océan
                                                                                                                                          B4. Warren Feat. Fanny J - J'ai Trouvé L'erreur
                                                                                                                                          B5. Kim & Marvin - Ne T'en Vas Pas
                                                                                                                                          B6. Princess' Lover - Mon Soleil

                                                                                                                                          Debut release from Austudy: "Burning It Up: Australian Reggae (1979-1986)". A
                                                                                                                                          compilation surveying the influence of reggae on Australia’s preoccupation with rock, pop, post-punk and new wave between the years of 1979-1986. Much like the cross fertilization that occurred here in the UK. This selection of 8 obscure tracks originally issued on 7” records represent some of the earliest examples of reggae sounds in Australian recorded music. Comes with beautifully illustrated lithograph printed booklet. Highly recommended!

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. Nights In Shining - Surfin’ Reggae
                                                                                                                                          2. Wide Boy Youth - Busy Bleeding
                                                                                                                                          3. Delaney Venn - Prisoner (LP Version)
                                                                                                                                          4. Time Lords Inc. - Don’t  5. Lifesavers - Burning It Up
                                                                                                                                          6. Janie Conway - Temptation 
                                                                                                                                          7. Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - Shape I’m In (Dub Version)
                                                                                                                                          8. The Agents - Night People 

                                                                                                                                          Incredible new release from Star Creature who continue their to-die-for "Chicago Boogie" series. This one features some of the most sought after, rarest and frankly, most expensive gems from the late 70s and early 80s period and should have boogie aficionados salivating with anticipation...

                                                                                                                                          Beginning with Conway Brothers' "Set It Out", a beefy and manly number from 1982 featuring tough synth bass, parping horns and masculine vocal part. Star Creature deploy the highly coveted 7" version here which many agree is much stronger than the LP version and often fetches over £400 second hand.

                                                                                                                                          Nimbiss' "Paradise" is painfully obscure record released on Shy-Backe; one of only two 12"s from this illusive group. With a gorgeous b-line, orchestral arrangement and positive vibe it's got a strong Loft flavour. It's another highly collected 12" - going for up to £500 -which Star Creature have gifted to us at a fraction of the price!

                                                                                                                                          General Lee's "Pleasure" is another highly coveted number; with Sadar Bahar famously playing two copies B2B, extending out that infectious intro. Released on Lost Weekend in 1979 it shows the Indiana-based Robert Lee in devastating futuristic effect - a metallic and space-age soul record that'll survive nuclear fallout it's that good. Originals often go for near to £1k!

                                                                                                                                          Finally the criminally hard-to-acquire "Chi-C-A-G-O" by Light Touch Band. Such an inferno party track; it's geocentric lyrics make this preciously collected by Chicagoans and therefore not many outside the locale have experienced its pure and infectious spirit. Absolutely massive tune that, one again, you'd be looking at the best part of five ton to purchase an original copy!

                                                                                                                                          A truly staggering compilation from Star Creature which boogie and disco aficionados can't afford to be without! Buy on sight!

                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                          Matt says: It's another highly valued treasure trunk of rare-ass boogie here from the Star Creature mob. About two grands worth I make it. And pressed to perfection. Don't leave it for the discogs sharks!

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          A1. Conway Brothers - Set It Out (The Version From The 7", This Mix Is Not Available On Any Of The LPs)
                                                                                                                                          A2. Nimbiss - Paradise
                                                                                                                                          B1. Generel Lee - Pleasure (Extended Mix)
                                                                                                                                          B2. Light Touch Band - Chi - C - A - G - O

                                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                                          Give Me The Funk - Tribute Session

                                                                                                                                            Funk, The Tribute Session : a killer selection of pop hits revisited in a groovy and funky way ! With Marcus Miller - Clarence Reid - Spanky Wilson - Incredible Bongo Band - Redd Holt Unlimited - Dennis Coffey - The Mighty Mocambos - Electro Deluxe

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            A1. Clarence Reid - Get Back
                                                                                                                                            A2. Spanky Wilson - Sunshine Of Your Love
                                                                                                                                            A3. Incredible Bongo Band - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
                                                                                                                                            A4. Pretty Purdie & The Playboys Feat. Norman Matlock - Funky Mozart
                                                                                                                                            A5. Redd Holt Unlimited - I Shot The Sheriff
                                                                                                                                            A6. Dennis Coffey - Never Can Say Goodbye
                                                                                                                                            B1. The Mighty Mocambos - The Next Message
                                                                                                                                            B2. Electro Deluxe - Staying Alive
                                                                                                                                            B3. Marcus Miller - Girls & Boys
                                                                                                                                            B4. Lenny White Feat. Donald Blackman & Foley - Kashmir

                                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                                            Trip Hop Vibes Vol. 1

                                                                                                                                              You name it, they are on this superb compilation of trip hop vibes featuring Boards of Canada, Portishead, Morcheeba, Björk, Coldcut, DJ Shadow, Moloko, Bonobo, Mr Scruff, Quantic, Tricky, Thievery Corporation, Cinematic Orchestra etc. the sound of the 90s with 23 tracks on double vinyl.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              A1. Moby - Natural Blues
                                                                                                                                              A2. Deluxe - Pony
                                                                                                                                              A3. Kazam - Swag On
                                                                                                                                              A4. Smith & Mighty Feat. Tammy Payne - Same
                                                                                                                                              A5. Alex Gopher - The Child (Radio Edit)
                                                                                                                                              A6. Goldfrapp - Lovely Head
                                                                                                                                              B1. Mr. Scruff - Get A Move On
                                                                                                                                              B2. Dday One - Cielo Azul
                                                                                                                                              B3. Dj Cam - Birds Also Sing For Anamaria
                                                                                                                                              B4. Bonobo - Terrapin
                                                                                                                                              B5. Simon Says - Late At Night
                                                                                                                                              C1. Fakear - Morning In Japan
                                                                                                                                              C2. Kid Loco - A Grand Love Theme
                                                                                                                                              C3. Guts - What Is Love ?
                                                                                                                                              C4. Moloko - Fun For Me
                                                                                                                                              C5. Waldeck - Memories Feat. Patrizia Ferrara
                                                                                                                                              C6. Ancient Astronauts - I Came Running
                                                                                                                                              D1. Gotan Project Feat. Cristina Vilallonga - Epoca
                                                                                                                                              D2. Chinese Man - I'Ve Got That Tune
                                                                                                                                              D3. The Mighty Bop - Feeling Good
                                                                                                                                              D4. Thievery Corporation - It Takes A Thief
                                                                                                                                              D5. Quantic - Time Is The Enemy

                                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                                              Pay It All Back Volume 8

                                                                                                                                                On-U Sound is proud to present the latest volume in the much-loved and collectable series of On-U Sound label samplers, packed with exclusives, alternate mixes and previews of upcoming releases. Includes unreleased tracks from Lee “Scratch” Perry, Tackhead, African Head Charge, Mark Stewart, Creation Rebel, Andy Fairley and more.

                                                                                                                                                The release of the new compilation also coincides with a very special concert taking place at the Forum in London, originally scheduled for 2020 but delayed because of the pandemic. Celebrating 40 years of the On-U Sound label, it brings together musicians and artists from at least four different continents for a unique evening with Horace Andy, Tackhead, African Head Charge, Creation Rebel and most of the other musicians featured on the album.

                                                                                                                                                Label boss Adrian Sherwood comments: “As usual with the Pay It All Back series, the intention is to promote our upcoming releases and productions. Also on offer are previously unreleased gems, versions of tracks exclusive to this release and more from artists that we’re keen to promote. Sadly in the last year we have lost so many music giants from amongst us, including Lee “Scratch” Perry, George Oban and John Sharpe. Lee Perry laughed at death. It was to him just a part of life and another beginning...I trust Lee. I’m very proud of this album, it goes out to all On-U Crew, our missing and irreplaceable friends.”

                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                Matt says: One of the longest serving UK dubwise labels and one of its most visionary and creative. Adrian Sherwood's maverick imprint return for volume 8 of its sporadic, long running, highly collectable compilation series. Crucial!

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                LP Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                A1. MAD 45 You’ll Own Nothing
                                                                                                                                                A2. Lee “Scratch” Perry Ft. LSK Many Names Of God
                                                                                                                                                A3. Tackhead Ft. LSK Rulers And Foolers
                                                                                                                                                A4. Rita Morar Meri Awaaz Suno (Hear My Voice)
                                                                                                                                                A5. African Head Charge Asalatua
                                                                                                                                                A6. Horace Andy Watch Over Them
                                                                                                                                                B1. Mark Stewart Storm Crow
                                                                                                                                                B2. Creation Rebel Stonebridge Warrior
                                                                                                                                                B3. Jeb Loy Nichols What Does A Man Do All Day?
                                                                                                                                                B4. Denise Sherwood This Road
                                                                                                                                                B5. Sherwood & Pinch Ft. Daddy Freddy, Ghetto Priest And Jen Jen We No Normal (Anger Management)
                                                                                                                                                B6. Andy Fairley Your Best Tune

                                                                                                                                                Bonus Tracks Accessible Via DL Card:

                                                                                                                                                Tackhead Ft. MAD 45 - I Don’t Wanna Work A Fake Job
                                                                                                                                                Sherwood & Pinch - Excessive Drinking
                                                                                                                                                Ital Horns - Metropolis
                                                                                                                                                LSK - Money Masters
                                                                                                                                                Andy Fairley - Deranged Man

                                                                                                                                                Please Note That The Rita Morar And Mark Stewart Tracks Are Vinyl Only, Are Not Currently Available Digitally, And Therefore Are Not Accessible Via The Download Card. 

                                                                                                                                                CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                01. MAD 45 - You’ll Own Nothing
                                                                                                                                                02. Lee “Scratch” Perry Ft. LSK - Many Names Of God
                                                                                                                                                03. Tackhead Ft. LSK - Rulers & Foolers
                                                                                                                                                04. Rita Morar - Meri Awaaz Suno (Hear My Voice)
                                                                                                                                                05. African Head Charge - Asalatua
                                                                                                                                                06. Horace Andy - Watch Over Them
                                                                                                                                                07. Mark Stewart - Storm Crow
                                                                                                                                                08. Creation Rebel - Stonebridge Warrior
                                                                                                                                                09. Jeb Loy Nichols - What Does A Man Do All Day?
                                                                                                                                                10. Denise Sherwood - This Road
                                                                                                                                                11. Sherwood & Pinch Ft. Daddy Freddy, Ghetto Priest And Jen Jen - We No Normal (Anger Management)
                                                                                                                                                12. Andy Fairley - Your Best Tune
                                                                                                                                                13. Lesson 7 & Scott Crow Ft. Doug Wimbish - Andthe (Arise) Adrian Sherwood Remix
                                                                                                                                                14. Hebden’s HiFi - Segue 8
                                                                                                                                                15. Tackhead Ft. MAD 45 - I Don’t Wanna Work A Fake Job
                                                                                                                                                16. Sherwood & Pinch - Excessive Drinking
                                                                                                                                                17. Ital Horns - Metropolis
                                                                                                                                                18. LSK - Money Masters
                                                                                                                                                19. Andy Fairley - Deranged Man

                                                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                Indian Vibes - The Finest Selection Of Electronic Music With Indian Flavor

                                                                                                                                                  Double LP of electronic cuts with a nod to the Indian subcontinent.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  A1. Fakear - Darjeeling
                                                                                                                                                  A2. Panjabi MC - Mundian To Bach Ke
                                                                                                                                                  A3. Télépopmusik - An Ordinary Life
                                                                                                                                                  A4. Better Daze - Stay Right Here
                                                                                                                                                  A5. Nitin Sawhney - Bengali Song
                                                                                                                                                  B1. Asian Dub Foundation - Rivers Of Dub
                                                                                                                                                  B2. Skeewiff - The Bone (Part One)
                                                                                                                                                  B3. T.J. Rehmi - Dil Mai Durad
                                                                                                                                                  B4. Joi - E.SY (Spring Heel Jack Mix)
                                                                                                                                                  C1. Kid Loco - She'S My Lover (A Song For R.)
                                                                                                                                                  C2. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Bollywood
                                                                                                                                                  C3. Fanfara Electronica - Funky Indian
                                                                                                                                                  C4. World Service - Skanking For Jullandar
                                                                                                                                                  C5. Tulika Feat. Nicolas Dri - Love Is Back
                                                                                                                                                  D1. Badmarsh - Easin' In
                                                                                                                                                  D2. The Karminsky Experience Inc. - Exploration
                                                                                                                                                  D3. Up, Bustle & Out - Silks, Perfumes And Gold
                                                                                                                                                  D4. Bonobo - Terrapin

                                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                  Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Music Lab

                                                                                                                                                    This new Studio collection on Soul Jazz Records delves deep into a melting pot world of reggae and funk and dub created at the music laboratory of 13 Brentford Road, Kingston in the 1970s - an intense collaboration of crack musicians, singers, DJs and engineers under the guidance of producer Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd.

                                                                                                                                                    Here you will find some of the deepest and rawest cuts to emanate out the Studio One factory - truly hypnotic rhythms, powerful funk guitar and bass, soaring horns and more interspersed with occasional vocals and toasting as musicians reach for the highest heights and deepest roots of reggae music.

                                                                                                                                                    Some of these tunes here are rare and classic versions to seminal Studio One vocal cuts from the likes of Horace Andy and Hortense Ellis. There is also a wealth of cuts from simply the greatest musicians ever to come out of Jamaica (let alone Studio One). These include Jackie Mittoo, Roland Alphonso, Cedric Brooks, Ernest Ranglin and the Brentford All-Stars. You’ll find straight up funk bombs such as Lennie Hibbert’s mindblowing ‘Go For Yourself’ (sounding like The Meters meets James Brown), the Brentford All-Stars covering War’s classic ‘The World is a Ghetto’, and Jackie Mittoo showing how to make Cream’s ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ into a reggae funk bomb.

                                                                                                                                                    All of these sit beside super-deep roots and dub cuts that exemplify together how Studio One was unique in Clement Dodd’s pioneering vision of reggae, the music created functioning with a continuous level of experimentation that blurred the lines between genres and pushed the outer limits of reggae music at all times. This album is deep.

                                                                                                                                                    The album comes with extensive sleeve notes by Steve Barker

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Hortense And The Sound Dimension -
                                                                                                                                                    People Make The World Go Round Version
                                                                                                                                                    Leroy Wallace And The New Establishment -
                                                                                                                                                    Far Beyond Version
                                                                                                                                                    Sound Dimension - Face Man Version
                                                                                                                                                    Fabian & The Vibes - Mother And Child (Part
                                                                                                                                                    Lennie Hibbert - Go For Yourself
                                                                                                                                                    Dub Specialist - Chainey Roots
                                                                                                                                                    Brentford All Stars - The World Is A Ghetto
                                                                                                                                                    The Jay Tees And Brentford Rockers -
                                                                                                                                                    Forward To Jah (Part 2)
                                                                                                                                                    Roy Richards - Summertime
                                                                                                                                                    Lennie Hibbert - Snow Bird
                                                                                                                                                    Pablov Black - Dread Head
                                                                                                                                                    Cedric Im Brooks - Glory To Sound
                                                                                                                                                    Jackie Mittoo - Lazy Bones
                                                                                                                                                    Dub Specialist - Message From Dub
                                                                                                                                                    Jackie Mittoo - Sunshine Of Your Love
                                                                                                                                                    Roland Alphonso - Tenor Man Trip
                                                                                                                                                    Ernest And The Sound Dimension - Surfin’

                                                                                                                                                    It's been almost 3 years since the first volume of Dancefloor Detonators enhanced our nocturnal revelries, so it's a welcome treat to see a second volume has now made an appearance.

                                                                                                                                                    As with the first release, Volume 2 follows a similar principle, namely to put on vinyl some of the most popular tracks from the label's digital catalogue alongside some exclusive new cuts, appearing here for the first time to keep things 100% fresh. The resultant 5-tracker is nothing short of sublime.

                                                                                                                                                    Label regulars Secret Circuit, Sordid Sound System and Bal5000 appear alongside Optimo Music regular Feon and newcomer Wanda Krak.

                                                                                                                                                    Molusc-dance, drug-chug, shamanic house tribalism, whatever you wanna call it - Invisible Inc. provide the freaky shit for ur dance! 

                                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                    Matt says: Molusc dance originators Invisible, Inc. return with some new signings for a incapsulating lesson in drug-chug. With mushroom season just round the corner it's good to stock up on some psilocybin friendly sonics...

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    A1. Secret Circuit - Orchid Chips
                                                                                                                                                    A2. Bal5000 - Neutra
                                                                                                                                                    A3. Wanda Krak - Spectral Beasts
                                                                                                                                                    AA1. Feon - Round Earther
                                                                                                                                                    AA2. Sordid Sound System - Vuelta 

                                                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                    Under The Bridge

                                                                                                                                                      A compilation of new songs. An essential purchase for all fans of Sarah Records.

                                                                                                                                                      The bands on this compilation were all on Sarah Records, or have key members whose bands were on that label. There are some names you’ll recognise: The Orchids, The Wake, Even As We Speak, where line-ups have remained relatively unchanged. And there are newer groups: Jetstream Pony (ex-Aberdeen), The Catenary Wires (ex-Heavenly), Soundwire (ex-The Sweetest Ache), where different shapes have evolved.

                                                                                                                                                      Time has moved on, but the music is as wonderful and as idealistic as ever. All the tracks on Under The Bridge are pop gems. Some are punk rock, some are indiepop, others are dreamy swirls of fuzz. Some are gentle and some are some are full of rage, but all of them are defiantly sensitive, literate and independent. (Some things haven’t changed.) The bands on this compilation are flattered, maybe, that people spend serious money bidding for their old 7” singles. But they are a lot more excited about the music they are creating today.

                                                                                                                                                      All the tracks on Under The Bridge are new, and most of them are previously unreleased.

                                                                                                                                                      When Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey started Skep Wax Records in 2021 they were heavily influenced by the labels they’d worked with in the past: K, Elefant, Fortuna Pop, WIAIWYA. But Sarah Records was the one they admired most: it was ethical, totally independent, and better organised than most majors. When they looked around, they discovered that so many of the bands they once shared a label with were still making fantastic music. Under The Bridge is a celebration of that.

                                                                                                                                                      CDs and LPs will include a 16-page colour booklet.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      Tracklist (With A Guide To Previous Incarnations)
                                                                                                                                                      GROUP/Song Title MEMBERS WERE PREVIOUSLY IN -
                                                                                                                                                      1. THE LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL - Travel Through Midnight  - Aberdeen
                                                                                                                                                      2. EVEN AS WE SPEAK Begins - Goodbye
                                                                                                                                                      3. LEAF MOSAIC - Bullet Train - The Sugargliders
                                                                                                                                                      4. THE ORCHIDS - I Don’t Mean To Stare
                                                                                                                                                      5. TUFTHUNTER - Monsieur Jadis - Heavenly
                                                                                                                                                      6. USELESS USERS - Wish You Well - Secret Shine, Action Painting!
                                                                                                                                                      7. ST CHRISTOPHER - Stornaway
                                                                                                                                                      8. SECRET SHINE - Lost In The Middle
                                                                                                                                                      9. BOYRACER - Larkin
                                                                                                                                                      10. JETSTREAM PONY - Strood McD F.C. - Aberdeen
                                                                                                                                                      11. SOUNDWIRE - Another Sun - The Sweetest Ache
                                                                                                                                                      12. SEPIASOUND - Arcadian - Blueboy
                                                                                                                                                      13. THE CATENARY WIRES - Wall Of Sound - Heavenly
                                                                                                                                                      14. THE WAKE - Stockport

                                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                      Speedy Wunderground - Vol. 5

                                                                                                                                                        It’s safe to say a lot has happened since the release of the last Speedy Wunderground compilation in 2019. The revered label headed up by producer Dan Carey alongside Alexis Smith and Pierre Hall has had numerous professional accolades, personal triumphs and evolved vastly in the last few years at a staggering pace. To note a few of these - Awards: (‘Best Small Label’ at the AIM awards and ‘UK Producer of The Year’ at the Music Producer Guild Awards for Carey). Critical acclaim for Carey across a range of successful releases (Wet Leg, Kae Tempest, Fontaines D.C. to start with) and huge acclaim for the label itself, with The Quietus effusing: ‘The label has become genuinely prestigious. It is not ridiculous to wonder whether one day it will be looked back upon with the same reverence as labels like Factory, Sarah, Zoo or Creation receive today.’ High praise indeed.

                                                                                                                                                        As well as the world changing, so has Speedy – it’s constant evolvement a reaction to whatever opportunities arise for it – including their in-lockdown ‘Quarantine Series’ a collection of what began as online experiments as a result of Carey’s studio being closed due to the pandemic and led to over twenty collaborations with artists such as Georgia, RoRo, youngblackmale, Kae Tempest – all commandeered under Carey’s ‘Savage Gary’ alias forming almost a parallel strand of the label, more electronic and hip-hop focussed due to the lack of studio access, with the results no less thrilling.

                                                                                                                                                        Then there’s the fact that aside from its legendary single-series – Speedy is now a proper fully-fledged label – having released EP’s and albums from Squid, Tiña, The Lounge Society, Honeyglaze and Stephen Fretwell (Fretwell being their first Top 40) with lots more on the horizon.

                                                                                                                                                        For a label that started out with a strict set of rules – it is now, in some strands of its structure, moving outside of its original parameters to continue to put out some of the freshest and most exciting new music in the country. ‘It’s all happening very organically’ says Carey, ‘it feels natural. As always, it is leading us. Not the other way around.’

                                                                                                                                                        ‘It’s weird’ expands Hall – ‘even though we’ve been going for 10 years’ (they started in 2013), ‘people still constantly refer to us a new label. Which hopefully is testament to the quality and feel of the music we put out’.
                                                                                                                                                        Which bring us back to why we are here. The fifth seminal collection of those now very collectable 7” series tracks. First of all – the name. The previous four going under the Year 1/2/3/4 guise – this is ‘Vol. 5’. ‘Well, we had to really’ says Hall – ‘due to boring stuff like vinyl manufacturing and COVID – we fell way behind. It felt strange putting something out and calling it Year 5 – when it’s our 10th anniversary as a label next year. If felt like we were doing ourselves a discredit.’ The two sides of the compilation itself also reflect that passage of time brought along by external factors. With Side A being all the tracks recorded before lockdown, and Side B - all those recorded quite quickly after. ‘Yeah, it’s weird how it happened like that’ says Hall, ‘but it definitely wasn’t intentional. It’s funny how things work out sometimes though. It definitely gives it extra relevance.’

                                                                                                                                                        And what a collection it is – probably one their most diverse and eclectic compilations to date. There’s the strut-stomp funk of (the now defunct) Lazarus Kane’s ‘Narcissus’; the psych-haze swirl of Pynch’s ‘Disco Lights’. PVA bring the party with their Patti Smith meets Factory Floor incendiary debut single ‘Divine Intervention’; and The Lounge Society turn things up with their political call-to-arms ‘Generation Game’ (their much-anticipated debut long-player due for release on the label later in the year).

                                                                                                                                                        Elsewhere Polish superstar Brodka and Carey’s in-house band Scottibrains distill chaos with ecstasy on ‘Wrong Party’ and moa moa provide a sweetly saccharine respite – layering sunshine pop over reverb-drenched vocals in ‘Coltan Candy’.

                                                                                                                                                        Finishing things off is the enigmatic Joyeria – with his devastatingly effective deadpan vocals jostling with a krautrock beat and detuned guitars on ‘Here Comes Trouble’ – while it’s left for London’s deep tan to bring their taut, seductive post-punk to the closing ceremony as only they can on the outlandishly titled ‘tamu’s yiffing refuge.’

                                                                                                                                                        And what more can be said apart from that? This is a label and producer at the peak of their powers, it’s having a genuine cultural impact and is playing a big part in forming the present and future landscape of UK music as we know it, that much is obvious. As they approach their 10th year all you need to do is look back at some of the names that been involved already - many at the earliest stages of their careers: Squid, Black Country, New Road, Loyle Carner, black midi, Kae Tempest, Sinead O’Brien, Natasha Khan, Steve Mason, Jane Weaver… the list goes on.

                                                                                                                                                        Is there anything left for them to achieve? ‘We like the idea of being important to people’ says Hall. ‘To inspire them like those other labels were and are important to us. Carry on the baton. We want to be the next Heavenly, the next Rough Trade, the next Warp. And I think we can. Otherwise - what’s been the point? We just need people to give us a chance. And first and foremost – let the music do the talking.’

                                                                                                                                                        Speedy Wunderground are Dan Carey, Alexis Smith and Pierre Hall. 

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        Lazarus Kane – Narcissus
                                                                                                                                                        Pynch – Disco Lights
                                                                                                                                                        PVA – Divine Intervention
                                                                                                                                                        The Lounge Society – Generation Game
                                                                                                                                                        Brodka & Scottibrains – Wrong Party
                                                                                                                                                        Moa Moa – Coltan Candy
                                                                                                                                                        Joyeria – Here Comes Trouble
                                                                                                                                                        Deep Tan – Tamu’s Yiffing Refuge

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