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Hit + Run Presents Road Kill Vol 1

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

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

    TRACK LISTING

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

    Various Artists

    Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987

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

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


      TRACK LISTING

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

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

      Various Artists

      Soul Jazz Records Presents Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Post Punk Dance Vol. 1

        Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current DIY post-punk shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

        Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

        Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles DIY band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Philippines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups.

        That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound - hip hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture and more.

        TRACK LISTING

        Automatic - Too Much Money
        Zongamin - Underwater Paramid
        New Fries - Lily
        Vex Ruffin & Fab 5
        Freddy - The Balance
        Ixna - Somebody Said
        Leroy Duncann - Dream River
        Tom Of England - Neon Green
        Toresch - Tocar
        Becker & Mukai - La Rivière Des Perles
        Gramme - Discolovers
        Niagara - Ida
        Charles Manier - Sift Through Art Collecting People
        Black Deer - Baseball Shorts
        Madmadmad - Hot Disco
        Wino D - Untitled

        **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 

        Finally Vol 10 , is here !!!

        Along with the Usuals Dawl and The He-Men, we bring you two new artists plus a new collaboration of previous artists.

        First Track comes from the one and only Dawl, The TDO co head honcho comes at cha with a techy, bleepy, detroity atmospheric stomper, This man is unstoppable with releases all the over place on so many labels, showing another side to his many musical talents, no breaks or electro but good solid techno bleeps , cracking first track.

        Next we have Escape Earth, this is the collaboration of bufo bufo and corporeal face. A duo to look out for. This is a real breakbeat stomper with great little samples and a killer bass line. taking it real dark and strong, get any floor moving, lovely melodic strings and pads really move this track, Love the pads in the breakdown of this really kicks.

        Track 3 welcomes new edition to the TDO family Kiddmisha, all the way from Kiev in the Ukraine. He has had many releases on latels such as Batti Batti , Fox Trax , Noneside and houseonwax. He also DJ’s all over the Ukraine. He brings us a quality little groove of a track, a great tool, that will keep any floor moving, kicks off with a lovely little break beat , then boom, in comes the bass, a real booty shaker, that will appeal to many different genres.

        We now have the B side , First track is from the Other head honcho of TDO Sween in his guise as The He-Men alongside good friend Danny Beck.

        This is a great dance floor workout track, kicking off with an electro break , with the usual stabs of FX that the He-Men love so much, them comes the big bass hook, a real electro feel, accompanied with the bleeps and explosions and vocal, this is a great atmospheric, floorfiller .

        Finally we a very exciting new edition to the TDO family . 22 year old Marino from Nantes in France. He is the co founder of Hyperfrequence records and party collective and also linked wit the 44tours record shop,label and parties. this man is a real talent for the future.

        His track is full on high energy Rave, starting with a killer break and time stretched vocal, he’s a real record digger and this shows in his track, As it kicks in massively with a real driving bass line and alarm bleep going throughout the track and that great familiar time stretched vocal, Breaks into some lovely deep strings before kicking back in with that driving pulsating bass line, a real great edition to TDO and Vol 10

        TRACK LISTING

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

        Huge 10 Track compilation featuring 10 exclusive new tracks from regular SRTX crew plus a few new faces.

        All sides are cut loud for DJ use and will bang the party and won’t disappoint fans of the label.

        The double LP features artwork from the hugely talented ‘Giacomo ‘Run’ Bufarini, a prolific street artist whose work appears around the globe and he’s nailed the vibe completely.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. DMX Krew - Duke Beat
        A2. Luke’s Anger - Blind Test
        A3. Fear-E - Drunken Attic Conversion
        B1. Jerome Hill - Plumphouse Groove
        B2. Matt Whitehead - Mystery Of Mysteries
        C1. DJ Raf - Espresso
        C2. Cursor Miner - Back To Front Pants
        C3. Mike Ash - Clone Cheek
        D1. Dance System - Break It Down
        D2. Jared Wilson - Srtraxx 2

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




        TRACK LISTING

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

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

        Various Artists

        MM DISCOS 01

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

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

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

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

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

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

          TRACK LISTING

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

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

          TRACK LISTING

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

          Various Artists

          The Men In The Glass Booth: Part 1

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

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

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


            STAFF COMMENTS

            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

            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

            Various Artists

            The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang Of Four

              The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four is a double album of tracks written by Andy Gill and Gang of Four, all newly reinterpreted and recorded by artists whose own unique contributions to music were enriched by listening to Gang of Four.

              The album features songs from across Gang of Four’s 40-plus year career, each individually chosen by the artists who covered them.

              Andy Gill originally conceived of the album to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of Entertainment! in 2019.

              His widow, Catherine Mayer, explains that this plan had already changed by the time of Andy’s death in 2020, after some artists chose tracks from different albums and periods.

              “Andy was massively excited about this project,” Mayer says. “It wasn’t of course conceived as a tribute album, but it’s comforting to me that he lived to see artists he hugely admired enthusiastically agreeing to participate, signalling that the admiration was mutual.”

              The album artwork has been created by English artist Damien Hirst, a long-time friend of Andy’s.

              TRACK LISTING

              Idles - Damaged Goods
              Tom Morello & Serj Tankian - Natural’s Not In It
              Helmet - In The Ditch
              3D X Gang Of Four Feat. Nova Twins - Where The Nightingale Sings
              Hotei - To Hell With Poverty
              Gary Numan - Love Like Anthrax
              Gail Ann Dorsey - We Live As We Dream Alone
              Herbert Grönemeyer Feat. Alex Silva - I Love A Man In A Uniform
              LoneLady - Not Great Men
              JJ Sterry - 5.45
              La Roux - Damaged Goods
              Everything Everything - Natural’s Not In It
              Dado Villa-Lobos - Return The Gift
              The Dandy Warhols - What We All Want
              Warpaint - Paralysed
              Flea & John Frusciante - Not Great Men
              The Sounds - I Love A Man In Uniform
              Hardcore Raver In Tears - Last Mile
              Killing Joke X Gang Of Four - Forever Starts Now (Killing Joke Dub)
              Sekar Melati - Not Great Men (live Version)

              Various Artists

              Reggae, Roots & Culture Vol 1

                If some of these titles look familiar, it’s because they’re among the most majestic roots and culture songs ever recorded, and by singers whose credentials are beyond question. All tracks feature the original artists and even the actual seventies’ vocal in some cases, but the rhythms have been recreated with today’s sound-systems in mind and are heard at their very best when roaring out of giant speaker boxes, greeted by a forest of raised hands and with a deejay at the mic.

                Producers Mafia & Fluxy include reggae legends Bunny “Striker” Lee and Fat Man among their mentors, and their mastery both in the studio and on stage is unrivalled outside of Jamaica. The way these two brothers play dub will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up whilst the messages in songs like Every Tongue Shall Tell, Declaration Of Rights, No Peace and Fittest Of The Fittest are relevant as ever but then the music on this album isn’t dated, and is reggae, roots and culture for the ages.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Horace Andy – Every Tongue Shall Tell
                2. Horace Andy – Every Tongue Shall Tell DUB
                3. Linval Thompson – Long, Long Dreadlocks
                4. Linval Thompson – Long, Long Dreadlocks DUB
                5. Johnny Clarke – Blood Dunza
                6. Johnny Clarke – Blood Dunza DUB
                7. Barry Brown – Fittest Of The Fittest
                8. Barry Brown – Fittest Of The Fittest DUB
                9. Johnny Clarke – Declaration Of Rights (Steppas Remix)
                10. Johnny Clarke – Declaration Of Rights (Steppas Remix) DUB
                11. Gregory Isaaccs – Motherless Children (Dubplate Mix)
                12. Gregory Isaaccs – Motherless Children (Dubplate Mix) DUB
                13. Max Romeo – No Peace (Steppas Remix)
                14. Max Romeo – No Peace (Steppas Remix) DUB
                15. Litte Roy – Falling Angels (Dubplate Mix)
                16. Litte Roy – Falling Angels (Dubplate Mix) DUB

                Various Artists

                Brown Acid: The Twelfth Trip

                  That’s right, we’ve reached a toker’s dozen editions of brilliant long-lost, rare, and unreleased hard rock, heavy psych, and proto-metal tracks from the 60s-70s. Clearly this has become a bonafide archaeological movement as each new installment leads us to more exciting new discoveries. Like we’ve done throughout this series, all of these tracks were painstakingly licensed legitimately and the artists were paid. Make yourself comfortable and prepare for yet another deep, deep dive into the treasure trove of dank, subterranean, wild-eyed and hairy rock ’n’ roll.

                  The Waters start this Trip off right with swampy fuzz- and phaser-soaked dueling guitars oozing from the grooves of their 1969 single “Mother Samwell.” The Louisville, KY trio somehow failed to make much of a splash however, only issuing two 45s, one in ’68 and this rocker the following year, before eventually evaporating in ’72. The bassist went on to play in Hank Williams Jr.’s band for a couple of decades, so the band’s fortunes weren’t entirely sunken.

                  Hamilton, Ontario launched the Village S.T.O.P.’s freak-out heavy psych marauding, but it was after frequent trips to NYC that the Canadian band really learned to let their freak flag fly. Sometimes the band played with their faces painted black & white, other times draped in fluorescent ink & blacklight, with strobe lights and the whole nine yards of theatrics… occasionally even adding a few extra inches of male nudity. Musically, their 1969 track “Vibration” is a bopping number nodding to Frank Zappa, Hendrix and some really brown acid doses.



                  White Lightning’s blazing double-kick drum, sizzling melodic riffs and Jim Dandy howls on “1930” is a power metal rocker from 1969 that perfectly epitomizes the raison d’être of this series. The Minneapolis, MN band formed by guitarist Tom “Zippy” Caplan after he left garage psych heroes The Litter, later shortened its name to Lightning. The group only issued one proper album before disbanding in 1971. However, with the late 1990’s reissues and revival of The Litter, Lightning’s bevy of unreleased recordings also surfaced as a self-titled LP and Strikes Twice 1986-1969 CD compilation.



                  The blues runs deep in the veins of “Woman (Don’t You Go)” by Bay Area rockers Shane. The biracial group may have borrowed its heavy syncopated groove and lead singer/organist aesthetic from locals Sly & The Family Stone, but their troglodyte fuzz riffs and beastly drums owe just as much to blazing proto-metal hellfire. Sadly, they only released this 1968 single before these men decided to go.

                  Ace Song Service probably thought they were pretty clever with their risqué acronym name, but it’s their B-side “Persuasion” that really kicks A.S.S. Rollicking, relentless drums, walking bass, staggering guitars and shimmering Hammond organ shake the foundations while crooning blue-eyed soul vocals remind you that this is still the late-60s. The Dallas, TX band only issued this lone (star) 2-song single before crawling back up from whence they came.

                  Opus Est’s strange 1974 headbanger “Bed” has a bit of “Hocus Pocus” by Focus style mania — and we mean that in the best lunacy inducing way. However, it’s the Belgian trio’s heavy panting and squealing vocals in the amorous breakdown that nods to a particular whole lotta nub that gives this song its, um, thrust. After just two singles, Opus Est came and went.

                  The Mopptops’ heavy riff of “Our Lives” starts of sounding like Greg Ginn’s frantic guitar work on Black Flag’s Nervous Breakdown, before wah-wah and high harmony vocals turn it into more of a Blues Magoos-meets-Iron Butterfly tune. This Hawaiian Islands based quartet took its inspiration more from the British Invasion than local traditions and were quite popular for their gritty long-hair R&B but remained isolated from the world at large. They did however release a handful of 45s between 1965 and the early 70s. This 1968 banger on Fantastic Records is, well, fantastic.



                  Youngstown, OH artists Artist weren’t too creative with their band name, instead saving that energy to create meaty midwestern rock’n’roll like “Every Lady Does It.” Harmonized guitar leads and driving cowbell power their hook-filled lone 1977 single. Not much is known about the obscure band, other than singer/guitarist Al Tkach later fronted something he called Reality Rock.

                  Rural hard rock bar band Stagefright hailed from Carthage, MO and their 1980 album D-Day is a highly collectible selection of landlocked rippers. Album opener “Comin’ Home” is a barnstorming romp led by vocalist/drummer Jim Mills who somehow smoothly sings while simultaneously playing wild Keith Moon style drum rolls.

                  Dickens “Sho’ Need Love” / “Don’t Talk About My Music” 45 is one of those record collector’s Holy Grail type of releases. The 1971 single only exists as a demo, printed as a white label promo pressing for Scepter Records. Dickens were, essentially, a mockery of the era’s hard rock shenanigans, comprised of NRBQ’s road crew and some band members all playing instruments they didn’t know how to play. This recording happened essentially by accident when studio time became available after Gomer Pyle actor and balladeer Jim Nabors cancelled a session. The group quickly cut a few songs, which an enthusiastic A&R man had pressed up, before the label president nixed it and fired the VP for allowing such nonsense. It’s believed that only about 50 copies survived. It’s a shame, since this Flipper-before-Flipper dirge-metal freakout was way ahead of its time.

                  That’s that for this edition of Brown Acid, but the hits keep on a-bubblin’ up from the primordial rock’n’roll sludge. So, stay tuned for more as we continue to find wilder and weirder treasures from the underground comedown. 

                  Various Artists

                  American Patchwork

                    2xLP set of performances documented by Alan Lomax during his final American field recording project, newly remastered and all previously unreleased on vinyl!

                    This set brings together the standout recordings Lomax made in his attempt to document the last vestiges of the “local surround” in Mississippi, Appalachia, and Louisiana. Intimate performances by R.L. Burnside, Tommy Jarrell, Boyd Rivers, Napoleon Strickland and many more form a rich tapestry of distinctly American musical traditions.

                    Double 12” 160g black vinyl LP with color tip-on gatefold jacket printed by Stoughton. Includes 8 page, oversize color insert with liner notes by Nathan Salsburg of the Alan Lomax Archive. Cover art by Joe Light.

                    From 1978 to 1983, Alan Lomax and a video-crew travelled through the American South and Southwest, documenting its traditional music — miners, moonshiners, and Primitive Baptists in Kentucky; flat-footers, string bands, and Piedmont blues in North Carolina; Cajun cowboys, fiddlers, and zydeco stompers in French-speaking Louisiana; and fife-and- drum ensembles, gospel quartets, former railroad track-liners, levee-camp muleskinners, and players on the pre-war blues circuit in Mississippi.

                    This footage ultimately totaled some 350 hours and was edited into Lomax’s “American Patchwork” series, which aired on American public television in 1991. But given the strictures of the form, hundreds of discrete performances and compelling scenes were left unseen and unheard.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A: 1. R.L. Burnside - See My Jumper 2. Janette And Joe Carter - Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? 3. Sheila Kay Adams - Little Margaret / Banjo Instrumental / Dinah 4. Joe Savage - Peace In The Valley 5. Holly Springs Sacred Harp Singers - David’s Lamentation

                    Side B: 1. Clyde Maxwell And Group - You Got To Cross That River Jordan 2. Vaughn Eller - Fly Around My Blue Eyed Gal 3. Dennis McGee - Two Step De Eunice 4. Dink Roberts - Fox Chase 5. Laethe Eller - Way Up In The New Bright World 6. Boyd & Ruth May Rivers - Somebody Touched Me7. Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers - Give Me Just A Little More Time

                    Side C: 1. Lois Short - Little Birdie 2. Dellie Chandler Norton - Early, Early In The Spring 3. Tommy Jarrell - Reuben 4. Canray Fontenot - Bonsoir Moreau 5. Ray Hicks - Reuben 6. Belton Sutherland - Blues #2 7. Nimrod Worlman - Mother Jones’ Will

                    Side D: 1. Napoleon Strickland & The Como Drum Corps - My Babe 2. Lawreence “Black” Ardoin And Band - Why You Wanna Make Me Cry 3. Moving Star Hall Singers - I’m Going To Trust In The Lord 4. Napoleon Strickland - Jesus Stop By Here 5. Boyd & Ruth May Rivers - Fire Shed In My Bones

                    Various Artists

                    Greg Belson's Divine Funk

                      Following on from the success of ‘Greg Belson’s Divine Disco’ series Greg Belson and Cultures of Soul team up again to explore the world of Gospel Funk. Belson is one of the world's leading collectors and DJs of gospel music. You hold in your hands a collection of some of the rarest Gospel funk records from Belson’s amazing collection featuring everything from the laid back breakbeat laced “I Don’t Want to Be Alone" by Allen Gauff Jr to the high octane and socially-on-point take of the Gospel classic ‘This Little Light Of Mine’ by the Gospel Ambassadors to drum break funk of the Wearyland Singers ‘If You See Me Doing Wrong” to the sublime soulfulness of Zella Jackson’s “Days Are Just Like People." Without a doubt though, all of the artists included in this compilation, believed in themselves, the message, and the direction of the Gospel Funk intensity you hear within these grooves. Gettin’ on the Good Foot for God? Listen and decide for yourselves!

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. The Chariettes Gospel Singers - Nobody But Jesus
                      A2. Allen Gauff Jr - I Don't Want To Be Alone
                      A3. The Christian Harmonizers - Troubles Of The World
                      A4. The Wearyland Singers - If You See Me Doing Wrong
                      A5. Gospel Travelers - Jesus Is Watching You
                      A6. Pearl Farano And The High Lites Of Joy - Who's Your Boss
                      B1. Gospel Ambassadors - This Little Light Of Mine
                      B2. Vocal Aires - Save A Seat For Me
                      B3. Birmingham Travelers - Call Me Answer (feat. Henry Burton)
                      B4. Zella Jackson - Days Are Just Like People
                      B5. The Original Christian Harmonizers - Blackman Keep Doing Your Thing
                      B6. Preacherman Isadore Womack - I’ve Got Power In My Mind 

                      Various Artists

                      Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds Of Japan 1980-1988

                        Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980–1988 hovers vibe–wise between two distinct poles within Light In The Attic’s acclaimed Japan Archival Series—Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980–1990 and Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976–1986. All three albums showcase recordings produced during Japan’s soaring bubble economy of the 1980s, an era in which aesthetic visions and consumerism merged. Music echoed the nation’s prosperity and with financial abundance came the luxury to dream.

                        Sonically, Somewhere Between mines the midpoint between Kankyō Ongaku’s sparkling atmospherics and Pacific Breeze’s metropolitan boogie. The compilation encompasses ambient pop, underground electronics, liminal minimalism and shadow sounds—all descriptors emphasizing the hazy nature of the nebula. Out–of–focus rhythms wear ethereal accoutrements, ballads are shrouded in static, and angular drums snake skyward on transcendent tones. From the Avant–minimalism of Mkwaju Ensemble and Yoshio Ojima, to the leftfield techno-pop of Mishio Ogawa and Noriko Miyamoto (featuring members of YMO), and highlights from the groundbreaking Osaka underground label Vanity Records, these are blurry constellations defying collective categorization.

                        These tracks also exist in a space of transition when the major label grip on the Japanese recording market began to give way to the escalation of independents. Thanks to the idyllic economic climate and innovations in domestically–manufactured music gear, creators on the edges were empowered to focus on satisfying their artistic visions in the open headspace of home studios. While labels like Warner Music and Nippon Columbia explored new sounds through traditional channels, it was possible for Vanity, Balcony and other indie labels, not to mention self–released artists like Ojima and Naoki Asai, to publish their work via affordable media such as cassettes, 7" vinyl, and flexi–discs.

                        Expertly curated by Yosuke Kitazawa and Mark “Frosty” McNeill (dublab), Somewhere Between is a collection of music, much of it released for the first time outside Japan, that is bound more by energetic vibration than shared history, genre or scene. They are the sounds of transition and searching—a celebration of the freedom found in floating.


                        TRACK LISTING

                        Noriko Miyamoto - Arrows & Eyes
                        Mishio Ogawa - Hikari No Ito Kin No Ito
                        Yoshio Ojima - Days Man
                        Mkwaju Ensemble - Tira-Rin
                        R.N.A-ORGANISM - WEIMAR 22
                        Naoki Asai - Yakan Hikou
                        Takami Hasegawa - Koneko To Watashi
                        Mammy - Mizu No Naka No Himitsu
                        Dip In The Pool - Hasu No Enishi
                        Wha Ha Ha - Akatere
                        D-Day - Sweet Sultan
                        Perfect Mother - Dark Disco-Da·Da·Da·Da·Run
                        Neo Museum - Area
                        Sonoko - Wedding With God (À Nijinski)

                        Various Artists

                        Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1

                          It was in Benin City, in the heart of Nigeria, that a new hybrid of intoxicating highlife music known as Edo Funk was born. It first emerged in the late 1970s when a group of musicians began to experiment with different ways of integrating elements from their native Edo culture and fusing them with new sound effects coming from West Africa´s night-clubs. Unlike the rather polished 1980´s Nigerian disco productions coming out of the international metropolis of Lagos Edo Funk was raw and reduced to its bare minimum. Someone was needed to channel this energy into a distinctive sound and Sir Victor Uwaifo appeared like a mad professor with his Joromi studio. Uwaifo took the skeletal structure of Edo music and relentless began fusing them with synthesizers, electric guitars and 80´s effect racks which resulted in some of the most outstanding Edo recordings ever made. An explosive spiced up brew with an odd psychedelic note known as Edo Funk.

                          That's the sound you'll be discovering in the first volume of the Edo Funk Explosion series which focusses on the genre's greatest originators; Osayomore Joseph, Akaba Man, and Sir Victor Uwaifo: Osayomore Joseph was one of the first musicians to bring the sound of the flute into the horn-dominated world of highlife, and his skills as a performer made him a fixture on the Lagos scene. When he returned to settle in Benin City in the mid-1970s - at the invitation of the royal family - he devoted himself to the modernisation and electrification of Edo music, using funk and Afro-beat as the building blocks for songs that weren't afraid to call out government corruption or confront the dark legacy of Nigeria's colonial past. Akaba Man was the philosopher king of Edo funk. Less overtly political than Osayomore Joseph and less psychedelic than Victor Uwaifo, he found the perfect medium for his message in the trance-like grooves of Edo funk. With pulsating rhythms awash in cosmic synth-fields and lyrics that express a deep personal vision, he found great success at the dawn of the 1980s as one of Benin City's most persuasive ambassadors of funky highlife. Victor Uwaifo was already a star in Nigeria when he built the legendary Joromi studios in his hometown of Benin City in 1978. Using his unique guitar style as the mediating force between West-African highlife and the traditional rhythms and melodies of Edo music, he had scored several hits in the early seventies, but once he had his own sixteen-track facility he was able to pursue his obsession with the synesthetic possibilities of pure sound, adding squelchy synths, swirling organs and studio effects to hypnotic basslines and raw grooves.

                          Between his own records and his production for other musicians, he quickly established himself as the godfather of Edo funk. What unites these diverse musicians is their ability to strip funk down to its primal essence and use it as the foundation for their own excursions inward to the heart of Edo culture and outward to the furthest limits of sonic alchemy. The twelve tracks on Edo Funk Explosion Volume 1 pulse with raw inspiration, mixing highlife horns, driving rhythms, day-glo keyboards and tripped-out guitars into a funk experience unlike any other.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Africa Is My Root - Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven
                          2. Ta Gha Hunsimwen - Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets
                          3. Popular Side - Akaba Man And The African Pride
                          4. Iranm Iran - Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis
                          5. Sakpaide No.2 - Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis
                          6. Ta Ghi Rare - Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets
                          7. My Name Is Money - Osayomore Joseph
                          8. Ogbov Omwan - Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets
                          9. Aibalegbe - Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis
                          10. Who No Man - Osayomore Joseph And The Ulele Power Sound
                          11. Obviemama - Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis
                          12. Ororo No De Fade - Osayomore Joseph And The Ulele Power Sound

                          Various Artists

                          Shake The Foundations - Militant Funk & The Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984

                            In the wake of punk’s seismic and well recounted impact on the UK music scene, countless hitherto unavailable influences suddenly became available and de rigueur for the nation’s would-be pop stars. Enabled by a new kind of record shop that began to appear across the country in Rough Trade’s image, and encouraged by an absolute disregard for ‘the rules’, interested young people were quickly exposed to a broad spectrum of music from beyond the realm of three chord rock ‘n roll. Nowhere was the outcome more notable than on the dancefloors of the day.

                            ‘Shake The Foundations’ captures that after dark revolution, showcasing an era when disco, dub, electronica, funk and - whisper it - pop sensibilities - began to flood into the alternative, post-punk landscape. Running parallel with Ze Records and the no-wave movement in the US, clubs such as Marc Almond’s Digital Disco and legendary nights at The Garage in Nottingham, The State in Liverpool, the Blue Note in Derby and across London at nights like the Batcave became fast moving, democratic melting pots.

                            Across 3CDs, Bill Brewster selects highlights from his own extensive DJing career, each disc individually curated. As he himself puts it, “The important thing was not to impress James Brown, emulate the Fatback Band or wear Kraftwerk’s game-face. The point was to have a go. ‘Shake The Foundations’ is not a comprehensive look at post-punk, so much as a shakily hand-drawn map of a particular area. It’s what happened when the post-punk fallout collided with the dancefloor, and forty years later we’re still feeling its effects”.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Disc 1
                            1. GUESS WHO? – A Certain Ratio
                            2. COUP - 23 Skidoo
                            3. 100 EVIL SMOKESTACKING BABY – Haircut 100
                            4. THIS FEAR OF GODS – Simple Minds
                            5. LOVE 30 - The Stranglers
                            6. BORN EVERY MINUTE – The Passage
                            7. SARAVA - Blue Rondo A La Turk
                            8. SERBIAN VILLAGE – Medium Medium
                            9. PUSH OUT THE BOAT – The Higsons
                            10.POST WAR GLAMOUR GIRLS – John Cooper Clarke
                            11.SKIN DEEP – The Passions
                            12.INVADERS OF THE HEART (MIX ONE) –Jah Wobble
                            13.CAN YOU MOVE – Modern Romance
                            14.SLANG TEACHER – Wide Boy Awake
                            15.HYPNOTISED - C Cat Trance
                            16.STRETCH - Maximum Joy

                            Disc 2
                            1. LIONS - Tones On Tail
                            2. TRUST IS A MUST – Ian Dury
                            3. WHAT DANCE IS THIS? – Perfect Zebras
                            4. FAITH & HOPE & CHARITY – The Fun Boy Three
                            5. DREAM GAMES - Shock
                            6. RUSHA – Jesse Rae
                            7. DON’T - Thomas Leer
                            8. BIG MAN RESTLESS – Kissing The Pink
                            9. BLUE FOR YOU - Paul Haig
                            10.FREQUENCY 7 - Visage
                            11.BANG EM RIGHT - Six Sed Red
                            12.TINGLE - Quando Quango
                            13.CCCAN’T YOU SEE – Vicious Pink
                            14.MOVE ON – Fashiøn
                            15.SET FIGHTER - Wide Boy Awake

                            Disc 3
                            1. WHEN ARE WE? (NOW WE ARE) – Surface Mutants
                            2. WHY ARE WE IN LOVE – Furniture
                            3. ROB A BANK – The Pop Group
                            4. GET IT RIGHT – Animal Magic
                            5. BLACK LEATHER – Nightmares In Wax
                            6. OBEDIENCE - Normil Hawaiians
                            7. ASBESTOS LEAD ASBESTOS – The 012
                            8. KEEP BEAT – Vee VV
                            9. LIVING WILD – Mataya Clifford
                            10.SO MANY WAYS – Electric Chairs
                            11.DREAMS ARE BETTER – London Underground
                            12.ARTY-FACT – Group Therapy
                            13.WE ARE ALL ANIMALS – The Diagram Brothers
                            14.QUIT THE BODY – The Chicken Granny
                            15.BED BOUND SAGA – Machine Gunn Hogg And Co
                            16.HOGGS MIGHT FLY - Playgroup
                            17.SHAKE (THE FOUNDATIONS) – Glaxo Babies
                            18.DISCO PURGE – Family Fodder

                            Various Artists

                            Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes And Archives 1980-1989

                              Oz Echoes peels away another layer of Australia’s ‘80s DIY hive mind. The Oz Waves successor exposes a deeper circuit of micro-run cassettes, community radio archives and irrationally abandoned studio sessions, as Steele Bonus sequences a 10-track compendium of drone pop, psyche-electronics and agitated tape cut-ups.

                              From the Sydney cassette network, The Horse He's Sick returns with an industrial car crash, alongside Wrong Kind of Stone Age’s pagan cacophony and primal riddims. M Squared dynamo Patrick Gibson appears in both Height/Dismay and Mr Knott, his respective studio-as-an-instrument collaborations with Dru Jones (Scattered Order) and ex-Slugfucker Gordon Renouf - the former’s worn out apparition hails from an instantly deleted 1981 7”, while Mr Knott entrust one of the compilation’s five previously unreleased tracks.

                              Matt Mawson represents Brisbane music media-printed matter collective ZIP, as Adelaide’s Three D Radio grants access to their vaults of live-to-air recordings and aspiring demo submissions, rescuing the slap-happy punk-funk of The Frenzied Bricks and Jandy Rainbow’s prodigious beginnings in Les Trois Etrangers and Aeroplane Footsteps. Synchronously in Melbourne, Ash Wednesday (Karen Marks, The Metronomes) leads Modern Jazz’ improvised proto-techno and EBM pioneers Shanghai Au Go-Go home record their sardonic synth-wave.

                              A cherry-picked cast of unusual suspects, Oz Echoes’ unfamed artist and non-band narratives are detailed by track-by-track liner notes with rarely published archival visions and artwork from Video Synth, prompting further rabbit hole ventures into this golden era of creative risk-taking and instant action.


                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Height/Dismay - Mother’s Footsteps
                              2. The Frenzied Bricks - Vicious Circle
                              3. Modern Jazz - Zoom Dub
                              4. Mr Knott - Poor Galileo (He Has Gone Mad)
                              5. Aeroplane Footsteps - Arabia
                              6. Shanghai Au Go-Go - I Cried All Winter
                              7. Matt Mawson - Open The Goddam Door
                              8. The Horse He's Sick - Terminal Rebound
                              9. Wrong Kind Of Stone Age - Ravi Dubbi
                              10. Les Trois Etrangers – Luna

                              Various Artists

                              Electric Jesus (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)

                                During the mid-1980s heavy metal music was under attack on multiple fronts. Tipper Gore's Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was fighting metal in the halls of congress, while Christian evangelists like Bob Larson waged war on the music from the pulpit. Their messaging was effective, convincing some parents that metal music would turn their children into sex-crazed, suicidal satanists. Metal records were forbidden in households across the United States, creating space for the rise of a new market within the music industry. It was in the midst of this culture war that Christian metal emerged in American popular culture.


                                The Los Angeles-based band Stryper became the face of Christian metal when their 1986 album To Hell with the Devil went platinum, earning the band Grammy nominations, and regular rotation on MTV. Stryper's unprecedented success inspired a generation of young Christian metalheads. Electric Jesus tells the story of one of those groups, a fictional teenage Christian metal band called 316. Set in 1986, the film offers an affectionate look at '80s Christian youth culture as it documents 316's journey from playing bible camp talent shows and church lock-ins, to performing at Christian music festivals and hardcore metal nightclubs. Any decent fictional rock biopic requires a convincing soundtrack, and Electric Jesus' director Chris White found the perfect collaborator in Daniel Smith. Smith is a prolific figure in indie rock, having worked under the Danielson moniker (and its variations- Danielson Famile, Brother Danielson) over the past two decades. Smith is known for his highly unique vocal style, which is characterized by the frequent use of a screeching falsetto. Serendipitously, this sound overlaps perfectly with the screaming falsetto vocals of hair metal. Smith also brings a nuanced sensitivity to the film's source material. His father is a prominent Christian music songwriter, and Smith's own work carries a deeply spiritual perspective. Smith's experience brings a credible authenticity to the project. While the lyrics were handled by director Chris White, Smith composed, or co-composed all of 316's original music and the results are spot-on. While composing for Electric Jesus, Smith immersed himself in the hair metal music of his youth, binge-listening to a steady rotation of bands like Ratt, Twisted Sister, and Motley Crew.


                                In addition to the music of 316, the Electric Jesus soundtrack features new material from Smith's Danielson projects featuring four new proper Danielson songs (including the fantastic sunshine pop of Danielson's Beach Boys-influenced "You Can Fly"), plus a track from Steve Taylor & the Danielson Foil, and instrumental score by Smith's "Familyre Friends". The soundtrack also contains music Smith composed for 316's black metal rivals Satan's Clutch, and Bloody Mass. But it's the music of 316 that forms the centerpiece of this 21 track release. All of 316's songs are expertly voiced by actor Wyatt Lenhart, who is also the onscreen frontman of 316. The chemistry of this ensemble is best experienced on the album's lead single, 316's hilariously bombastic "Commando For Christ" one of the most brilliant send-ups of metal music since This Is Spinal Tap. The magic of what Smith and his crew have done here is to create a set of music that speaks to all of these responses. They clearly understand the inherent absurdities of hair metal, while also conveying a sincere affinity for the style.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1 316 - Commando For Christ
                                2 Danielson - You Can Fly
                                3 Familyre Friends - Vacation Bible Bop
                                4 Bloody Mass – Love
                                5 Danielson - Passing Through The Wall Of Flame
                                6 316 – Barabbas
                                7 Danielson - Heavenly Metal
                                8 Familyre Friends - Do The Barabbas!
                                9 Soul Exhumation - Beat You Off
                                10 Familyre Friends - Arcade Reigns
                                11 316 - Love Comes Down
                                12 316 - Girl (I Love Jesus Too)
                                13 Sarah Wember & 316 - This World Is Not My Home
                                14 Familyre Friends - Have You Ever Had A Girlfriend?
                                15 Satan's Clutch - All Hail Hell
                                16 Joy Explosion - We Just
                                17 Steve Taylor & The Danielson Foil - Ecstatic Delight
                                18 Danielson - Come And Save Me
                                19 316 - Makes Me Wanna Sing
                                20 Familyre Friends - We All Went Commando
                                21 Fleming & John - Don't Toss Us Away

                                Various Artists

                                Bruton Brutoff - The Ambient, Electronic And Pastoral Side Of The The Bruton Library Catalogue

                                  Rare musical magic from the Bruton library catalogue – ambient, spacey, pastoral and electronic. Music by John Cameron, Alan Hawkshaw, Francis Monkman, Brian Bennett and more – all total masters of the scene. All very cool. All very now. All will sell very fast.

                                  Over the last three decades Jonny Trunk has collected and written about library music. But he’s never had a great deal of luck with the Bruton catalogue. By this he means that he’s never stumbled across a massive stash, or lucked-out buying a huge run for practically nothing –that’s the kind of thing that used to happen in the 1990s and the early noughties if you were out there looking hard for library music. But he did manage to get about 25 in one hit about 20 years ago when the BBC shut down their “TV Training Department” near Lime Grove and also when a box of Brutons ended up being dumped at a hospital radio, and they didn’t want the records, so Jonny got a call.

                                  There are lots of Bruton albums in existence – over 330 LPs in the vinyl catalogue, issued between 1978 and 1985. That’s a lot of music to wade through if you are looking for sublime modern day sounds. For many years now the “trophies” from the Bruton catalogue have been the beat or action driven LPs – the two Drama Montage albums (BRJ2 and BRJ8) have always been the big hitters, and others such as High Adventure (BRK2) too.

                                  But Jonny has always found himself drawn to the lime green LPs, the pastoral, peaceful albums (The BRDs), which were full of the kind of gentle, lovely music that would turn up in Take Hart as Tony was painting a woodpecker or a badger or an Autumn tree. The other Brutons he likes are the orange ones (The BRIs) simply because they are full of experimental futuristic electronics and would remind him of 1980s ITV backgrounds. This LP series includes Brian Bennett’s cosmic classic Fantasia (BRI 10). Jonny has been knows to refer to this style of library music as “Krypton Factor library”, because it’s exactly what that strange but successful 1980s TV quiz show sounded like.

                                  In recent years as interest in library music has expanded, we’ve watched
                                  the price of a handful of Brutons really going through the roof - not the just the action and drama ones, but the more esoteric and experimental LPs too – like the BRDs and the BRIs. Jonny gets the vibe that people finally want to hear this other more interesting and experimental side of the Bruton catalogue. So what better time than now to put together a compilation of such sublime period sounds.

                                  Not only does this album bring together a set of fabulous cues that would cost the average man in the street a month’s wages (if the originals were all wanted and if you could even track them all down), but it also chops out the need to listen to other tracks on library albums that are nowhere near as good.

                                  The cues here all date from between 1978 and 1984. They come from the BRD, BRI, BRH, BRJ, BRM, BRR and BRs catalogues.

                                  The composers are all legends within the genre, and here, were doing what great library composers do best – fulfilling a brief and utilising modern studio equipment to both commercial and beguiling effect. 


                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  SIDE ONE
                                  Vibes - BRS 6 – Frank Ricotti 1981
                                  Utopia Revisited - BRJ 18 – Johnny Scott 1980
                                  Trek - BRM 9 – John Cameron 1981
                                  Tropic 2 - BRM 9 – John Cameron 1981
                                  Reflections - BRM 2 – Frank Reidy / Eric Allen 1978
                                  Stargazing - BRI 2 – Francis Monkman 1978

                                  SIDE TWO
                                  Drifting - BRI 3 – John Cameron 1978
                                  Dissolves - BRI 3 – Les Hurdle / Frank Ricotti 1978
                                  Floatation - BRI 9 – John Cameron 1980
                                  One Language - BRR 18 – Orlando Kimber / John Keliehor 1984
                                  Saturn Rings - BRI 6 – Alan Hawkshaw 1979
                                  Billowing Sails - BRD 20 – Steve Gray 1982
                                  The Swan - BRD 19 – Brian Bennett 1982

                                  Album Mastered By Jon Brooks.

                                  The iconic compilation series "Back to Mine" returns in 2019, to mark its 20th anniversary, with the indomitable Nightmares on Wax, to share his personal collection of music for after hours grooving. The series was renowned for its eclectic selection and selectors which includes some of the biggest names in electronic and pop music, from the likes of Faithless to Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada to New Order.

                                  The collection includes three exclusive tracks, one new track from Nightmares on Wax, along with a remix from the man himself of seminal band Fat Freddy’s Drop and brand new project Creative Principle. The album is impeccably mixed and blended, as you’d expect from a DJ and collector of George’s pedigree. His selection includes a strong representation from his roots in Northern England. Opening with respected Manchester soul duo Children of Zeus, Hull’s Steve Cobby provides his own "Lefthanded Books" featuring Crazy P’s Danielle Moore and also introduces his chuggy-disco project Chieftain. There’s also room for the recent Nightmares on Wax recent single "Look Up". Moving internationally; there’s Greek producer Dim Zach who doffs a cap to Imagination on the synth-heavy "Innocence", US-born / Colombian based Afro / Latin / disco / funk producer Bosq, Italy’s Massimo Vanoni with the slo-mo funk "Exciting Groove", the deep and jazzy "Gotta Have It" by Berlin’s SoulPhiction side project SBM and two tracks by New Zealander Ladi6.

                                  This first re-installment of "Back to Mine" is a triumphant return for the iconic and music loved series. Nightmares on Wax delivers an incredible selection of tracks that gives the listener a real insight into the artists personal and extensive taste. 'I always hoped that when the time was right I would be asked to do a Back To Mine release and so when the call came there was absolutely no hesitation'. - Nightmares on Wax.


                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  says: The iconic album series Back to Mine returns in 2019, to mark it’s 20th anniversary, inviting the indomitable Nightmares on Wax to share his personal collection of music for after hours grooving. Dig in for Piccadilly faves Children Of Zeus and Steve Cobby along many other jamz!

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1. Children Of Zeus - Fear Of A Flat Planet (feat. LayFullStop)
                                  A2. Ladi6 - Ikarus
                                  A3. Creative Principle - Caught In The Middle
                                  A4. Bosq Ft. Induce - Step Into Midnight (Disco Stepper)
                                  B1. Massimo Vanoni - Exciting Groove
                                  B2. Nightmares On Wax - Good Ship (Feat. Steve Spacek)
                                  B3. Dim Zach - Innocence
                                  B4. Ladi6 - Royal Blue (Silent Jay, Sensible J And Leigh Fisher Remix)
                                  C1. Chieftain - Out Of My Life (Instrumental)
                                  C2. Steve Cobby - Lefthanded Books Feat. Danielle Moore
                                  C3. Soulphiction Presents SBM - Gotta Have It
                                  D2. Nightmares On Wax - Look Up (Feat. Andrew Ashong & Sadie Walker)
                                  D3. Fat Freddy’s Drop - Russia (Nightmares On Wax Remix)

                                  Various Artists

                                  Back To Mine - Jungle

                                    The iconic album series Back to Mine returns once again in 2019 with the first DJ mix compilation from world dominating indie-dance band Jungle, showcasing their personal tastes for the after-hours. The series was renowned for its eclectic selection and selectors which includes some of the biggest names in electronic and pop music, from the likes of Faithless to Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada to New Order.

                                    The collection includes an exclusive track from Jungle themselves and takes the listener on an eclectic musical journey. From 90s disco by Merle to more recent house tracks by Manuel Darquart and Drumtalk. Bristol DJ Admin provides the percussion heavy ‘Space Cadet’ and the irrepressible Mocky supplies good vibes on ‘How It Goes’. There’s sophisticated pop from The Marias and Sam Evian and there’s some spotlight for modern jazz with tracks by Kamaal Williams, Mansur Brown and BadBadNotGood featuring Kaytranada. There’s also room for some gospel influenced soul by The Flying Stars of Brooklyn NY, lo-fi dream pop from Paul Cherry before ending with the always impressive HNNY.

                                    “When asked what genre of music we like or create we always answer explaining that we try not to hear music in genre but more in sonic and emotion, and if it feels good then it is good. By that merit, we have conjured a list of far-reaching tracks and brought them together to sit harmoniously on this Back to Mine mix. Put together mostly in the confines of our London based garden studio, where many a late night gathering has taken place, the mix makes its was through psych, Afro-beat, house and soul with some of our favourite tracks of the moment, Have fun and enjoy.” - Jungle

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    says: Jungle’s compilation is a close replica of what I’d include on my own selection of favourite songs featuring BadBadNotGood, Kaytranada, Sly5thAve and Mansur Brown. A fantastic mixture of contemporary jazz spins into broad horizons from house, soul and Afro-beat, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to genre inclusivity. Jungle include their very own exclusive track “Come Back A Different Day” which is drenched in electronic beats with their signature sleek vocals.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    LP
                                    A1. Barbara Moore - Steam Heat
                                    A2. Inflo - No Fear
                                    A3. Merle - Fannie Likes 2 Dance
                                    A4. Manuel Darquart - Birds Of Paradiso
                                    B1. Drumtalk - Red Haze
                                    B2. Admin - Space Cadet
                                    B3. Mocky - How It Goes
                                    B4. The Marías – Cariño
                                    C1. Sly5thAve - Super Rich Kids
                                    C2. Kamaal Williams - High Roller
                                    C3. Sam Evian - Next To You
                                    C4. BadBadNotGood Featuring Kaytranada - Lavender
                                    C5. Jungle - Come Back A Different Day
                                    D1. Mansur Brown - Shiroi
                                    D2. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - Live On
                                    D3. Sault - Masterpiece
                                    D4. Paul Cherry - Like Yesterday
                                    D5. HNNY - Sunday


                                    CD Tracklist - CD1 Mixed & CD2 Unmixed
                                    1. Barbara Moore - Steam Heat
                                    2. Inflo - No Fear
                                    3. Merle - Fannie Likes 2 Dance
                                    4. Manuel Darquart - Birds Of Paradiso
                                    5. Drumtalk - Red Haze
                                    6. Admin - Space Cadet
                                    7. Mocky - How It Goes
                                    8. The Marías – Cariño
                                    9. Sly5thAve - Super Rich Kids
                                    10. Kamaal Williams - High Roller
                                    11. Sam Evian - Next To You
                                    12. BadBadNotGood Featuring Kaytranada - Lavender
                                    13. Jungle - Come Back A Different Day
                                    14. Mansur Brown - Shiroi
                                    15. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - Live On
                                    16. Sault - Masterpiece
                                    17. Paul Cherry - Like Yesterday
                                    18. HNNY - Sunday
                                    *’Drumtalk - Red Haze’ Not Included On Unmixed CD*

                                    Various Artists

                                    No Cover: Carpark’s 21st Anniversary Covers Comp

                                      Carpark Records is celebrating its 21st anniversary! From its early days as an outlet for the growing IDMscene, to releasing the genre-defying music of over 60 artists, Carpark has a lot to boast about in its 21years of existence. To honor this milestone, the label is releasingNo Cover: Carpark's 21st AnniversaryCovers Comp. The album features Carpark and imprint artists from all throughout Carpark's historycovering fellow labelmates and pushing the already eclectic music into exciting, new territory.

                                      Label founder Todd Hyman established Carpark Records in 1999 in New York City, focusing primarily onexperimental electronic music, including releases from artists such as Kid606 and Casino Versus Japan.When Carpark Records moved to the D.C. area in 2005, the label released music by numerous Baltimoreacts, perhaps most notably, Beach House and Dan Deacon, bringing new attention to the label. Later, the2009 single "Blessa" from Toro y Moi signaled the next chapter in Carpark's history. The label continuedto grow and released acclaimed albums by rock bands like Cloud Nothings and Speedy Ortiz. Holding onto the label's love for electronic music, Carpark released albums from Sklyar Spence (formerly SaintPepsi) and Young Magic. Now, the label continues towork with exciting bands across the world such asPalm, Madeline Kenney, and The Beths. Over the years, Carpark has also expanded into a larger family ofimprint labels such as Company Records with Chaz Bear (of Toro y Moi), Wax Nine with Sadie Dupuis (ofSpeedy Ortiz), Paw Tracks with Animal Collective, and Acute Records with Dan Selzer. These imprintshave been responsible for breakout albums by Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Ariel Pink, Tanukichan,Johanna Warren and re-issues of seminal works by Theoretical Girls and Glenn Branca.

                                      After 21 years of releases and tours, Carpark Records pays homage to its incredible roster with No Cover:Carpark's 21st Anniversary Covers Comp. The album is full of creative reinventions of various releasesfrom Carpark’s past. An energy-filled cover by Melkbelly of Dan Deacon’s “The Crystal Cat” opens thealbum, followed later by Sad13’s churning cover of Cloud Nothings’ “Psychic Trauma.” Johanna Warren’sfolk-leaning cover of the raucous, pop-rock song “Happy Unhappy” by The Beths, transforms the originalinto a solemn, gut-punching track. Skylar Spence and Fat Tony’s cover of “Ordinary Pleasure” by Toro yMoi is full of pop and disco flair, but holds onto the rhythm and expressiveness of its model.No Cover:Carpark's 21stAnniversary Covers Compis an exciting revisit, and reimagination, of iconic releases fromCarpark Records.

                                      Various Artists

                                      Mathias Modica Presents Kraut Jazz Futurism Vol. 2

                                        The Kraut Jazz Futurism compilation shows what's cookin’ in the new German Jazz scene. Young German bands and a few of the international musicians working in Berlin now. Fresh artists that combine Jazz, Krautrock, Afro, Hip Hop and Electronica in a new way. The first volume of the compilation came out last year and was described by The Wire as “... a re-drawn map of underground Berlin. Refreshingly new, eccentric, badassed and sometimes funny.” This 2nd part goes further. Similar to Gilles Peterson’s “We Out Here” compilation, where he shows mainly the new hip english Jazz artists, on Kraut Jazz Futurism, Kryptox records headhoncho Mathias „Kapote“ Modica puts together what’s hot in the new club jazz scene in Germany. And there is a lot cookin’ in Berlin right now. Kraut Jazz Futurism comes out on Kryptox. Sublabel of Gomma & Toy Tonics records.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1. Contrast Trio - In The Bottle
                                        A2. Key Elements - Elemental
                                        A3. CV Vision - 1 The U *
                                        A4. Wanubalé - Hickups
                                        B1. KUF - Only When I Sleep
                                        B2. GTA Hofmann - Der Mogul (Kryptox Version) *
                                        B3. Modha - Harzer Straße
                                        B4. Triorität X Lukas Lehmann - Olk *
                                        C1. Le Millipede - Compost Ghosts
                                        C2. Ark Noir - Arkomplex
                                        C3. Perilymph - She Fell
                                        D1. Love-Songs - Kölner Straße *
                                        D2. Kuhn Fu - The Flounder *
                                        D3. Transport - Tanz Um Den Melkeimer
                                        D4. Spiritczualic Enhancement Center - 360° Of Harmony *

                                        Various Artists

                                        DJ Kicks - Special Request

                                          Special Request continues his impeccable run of form with a typically fervent entry into the DJ-Kicks mix series. His adventurous 25 track mix takes in personal favourites, new school classics and of course a selection of his own brand new and exclusive edits, dubs and reworks next to some overlooked gems.

                                          Leeds based Paul Woolford dares to go where few others do. He can do face-melting underground bangers, peak time piano anthems, ambient cinematics or chart climbing crossover hits. What unites his work as Special Request across labels like Houndstooth and R&S, though, is precision engineering, but never at the expense of real, raw emotion and visceral impact. He is an artist who very much pours his heart into everything he does, and has been on such a prolific run in recent years that it has been impossible to keep abreast of all his many projects. Even in this mix, he hints at yet more new sides and sounds.

                                          As always with Special Request, this is an emotional, full spirited ride through the musical mind of one of the most accomplished artists of the day.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          CD
                                          1. Intergalactic Quartet - Shores Of Alpha **
                                          2. Sun Ra & Solar Arkestra - Cluster Of Galaxies
                                          3. Alicia Myers - Right Here Right Now (John Morales M+M Remix)
                                          4. Harvey Sutherland - Priestess
                                          5. Morgan Geist - Lullaby
                                          6. Intergalactic Quartet - Delta Waves **
                                          7. Special Request - KissFM NY87 Mastermix
                                          8. Special Request - Vellichor **
                                          9. AS ONE - We Are But Shadow
                                          10. Virgo - R U Hot Enough?
                                          11. Krystal Klear - Tun Valve
                                          12. Speedy J - De-Orbit
                                          13. LS1 Housing Authority - Ultraviolet **
                                          14. AceMo - Sequence Of Life
                                          15. Symbols & Instruments - Mood (Tropical Dream Revisited)
                                          16. LS1 Housing Authority - Life Moves Fast **
                                          17. µ-Ziq - Drocovums
                                          18. Psyance - Gates Of Heaven
                                          19. FC Kahuna - Hayling (Special Request Mix) **
                                          20. µ-Ziq - Twangle Frent (Special Request Rework)
                                          21. Galaxian - Glasgow To Detroit
                                          22. Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse - Drowning In Her (Sonar’s Ghost VIP)
                                          23. Special Request - Pull Up (Tim Reaper VIP)
                                          24. Special Request - Elysian Fields **
                                          25. 96 Back X Special Request - Petrichor **
                                          ** = Exclusive

                                          LP (Unmixed)
                                          A1. Alicia Myers - Right Here Right Now (John Morales M+M Remix)
                                          A2. Harvey Sutherland - Priestess
                                          B1. LS1 Housing Authority - Ultraviolet **
                                          B2. Virgo - R U Hot Enough?
                                          B3. Speedy J - De-Orbit
                                          C1. Symbols & Instruments - Mood (Tropical Dream Revisited)
                                          C2. Psyance - Gates Of Heaven
                                          C3. µ-Ziq - Twangle Frent (Special Request Rework)
                                          D1. FC Kahuna - Hayling (Special Request Mix) **
                                          D2. Special Request - Elysian Fields **
                                          ** = Exclusive

                                          Various Artists

                                          20 Years Of Dischord

                                            Superb box set from Dischord Records, originally due for release to mark their 20th anniversary in 2000, it ended up taking a little while longer to get together! CDs one and two feature 50 tracks, one from each band on the label. The third CD contains 21 unreleased tracks from the likes of Minor Threat, Fugazi, Teen Idles, Scream, Govt. Issue. Also includes an interview from 1981 with various DC band members and an enhanced section with live footage of The Teen Idles, Untouchables, SOA, Faith, Void and Deadline. There's also a great 134-page booklet, with an overview of the label written by Henry Rollins and loads of rare band pics. An absolutely superb, must-have box set from this legendary and massively influential label.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1.1 The Teen Idles- Get Up And Go 1.2 The Untouchables- Nic Fit 1.3 State Of Alert- Public Defender 1.4 Minor Threat- Screaming At A Wall 1.5 Void- Dehumanized 1.6 Youth Brigade- Barbed Wire 1.7 Government Issue- Rock & Roll Bullshit 1.8 Scream- Fight / American Justice 1.9 Iron Cross- Live For Now 1.10 Red C- Pressure's On 1.11 Deadline- Stolen Youth 1.12 Artificial Peace- Suburban Wasteland 1.13 Faith- Subject To Change 1.14 Skewbald- Sorry / Change For The Same 1.15 Marginal Man- Missing Rungs 1.16 Gray Matter- Oscar's Eye 1.17 Rites Of Spring- Drink Deep 1.18 Beefeater- Just Things 1.19 The Snakes- Snake Rap 1.20 Dag Nasty- Circles 1.21 Embrace- Money 1.22 Soulside- Punch The Geek 1.23 Egg Hunt- We All Fall Down 1.24 One Last Wish- This Time 1.25 Fire Party- Cake 1.26 Ignition- Rebuilding 1.27 Three- Domino Days 1.28 Shudder To Think- Red House 1.29 Happy Go Licky- Twist And Shout

                                            2.1 Fugazi- Blueprint 2.2 Lungfish- Friend To Friend In Endtime 2.3 Fidelity Jones- Destructor 2.4 The Nation Of Ulysses- Spectra Sonic Sound 2.5 Holy Rollers- Perfect Sleeper 2.6 Jawbox- Motorist 2.7 Severin- People Are Wrong 2.8 The High-Back Chairs- Summer 2.9 Autoclave- I'll Take You Down 2.10 Circus Lupus- Pop Man 2.11 Branch Manager- Mr. Weekend 2.12 Slant 6- What Kind Of Monster Are You? 2.13 Hoover- Cable 2.14 Trusty- Goodbye, Dr. Fate 2.15 Smart Went Crazy- A Good Day 2.16 The Crownhate Ruin- Piss Alley 2.17 The Warmers- Poked It With A Stick 2.18 The Make-Up- They Live By Night 2.19 Bluetip- Castanet 2.20 Faraquet- Cut Self Not 2.21 Q And Not U- Hooray For Humans Unreleased & Rare

                                            3.1The Teen Idles- Get Up And Go 3. 2The Teen Idles- Deadhead 3.3 The Untouchables- Stepping Stone 3.4 State Of Alert- Draw Blank 3.5 Minor Threat- Straight Edge (Live) 3.6 Minor Threat- Understand 3.7 Government Issue- Snubbing 3.8 Government Issue- Asshole With Ian 3.9 Minor Threat- Asshole Dub 3.10 Youth Brigade- I Object 3.11Rozzlyn Rangers- Rozzlyn Rangers 3.12 Void- Black, Jewish And Poor 3.13 Void- Authority (Takes 1 And 2) 3.14 Scream- Search For Employment 3.15 Deadline- No Revolution 3.16 Faith- No Choice 3.17 Marginal Man- Manipulator 3.18 Dag Nasty- All Ages Show (Rare) 3.19 Fugazi- The Word 3.20 Fugazi- Burning (Live) 3.21 Shudder To Think- Drop Dead Don't Blink 3.22 Circus Lupus- We Are The One (Rare) 3.23 Slant 6- Are You Human? 3.24 Ian MacKaye- Interview Enhanced Content Deadline- Outside The Law (Live) [video] . Faith- You're X'd (Live) [video] . State Of Alert- Draw Blank (Live) [video] The Teen Idles- [untitled] (Live) [video] . The Untouchables- If The Kids Are United (Live) [video]. Void- Who Are You (Live) [video]

                                            Various Artists

                                            Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966-1985 - Repress

                                              Largely unheard, criminally undocumented, but at their core, utterly revolutionary, the recordings of the diverse North American Aboriginal community will finally take their rightful place in our collective history in the form of 'Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985'. An anthology of music that was once near-extinct and off-the-grid is now available for all to hear, in what is, without a doubt, Light In The Attic’s most ambitious and historically significant project in the label’s 12-year journey.

                                              Native North America (Vol. 1) features music from the Indigenous peoples of Canada and the northern United States, recorded in the turbulent decades between 1966 to 1985. It represents the fusion of shifting global popular culture and a reawakening of Aboriginal spirituality and expression. The majority of this material has been widely unavailable for decades, hindered by lack of distribution or industry support and by limited mass media coverage, until now. You’ll hear Arctic garage rock from the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, melancholy Yup’ik folk from Alaska, and hushed country blues from the Wagmatcook First Nation reserve in Nova Scotia. You’ll hear echoes of Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, and more among the songs, but injected with Native consciousness, storytelling, poetry, history, and ceremony.

                                              The stories behind the music presented on Native North America (Vol. 1) range from standard rock-and-roll dreams to transcendental epiphanies. They have been collected with love and respect by Vancouver-based record archaeologist and curator Kevin “Sipreano” Howes in a 15-year quest to unearth the history that falls between the notes of this unique music. Tirelessly, Howes scoured obscure, remote areas for the original vinyl recordings and the artists who made them, going so far as to send messages in Inuktitut over community radio airwaves in hopes that these lost cultural heroes would resurface.

                                              With cooperation and guidance from the artists, producers, family members, and behind the scenes players, Native North America (Vol. 1) sheds real light on the painful struggles and deep traditions of the greater Indigenous community and the significance of its music. The songs speak of joy and spirituality, but also tell of real tragedy and strife, like that of Algonquin/Mohawk artist Willy Mitchell, whose music career was sparked by a bullet to the head from the gun of a trigger-happy police officer, or those of Inuk singer-songwriter Willie Thrasher, who was robbed of his family and traditional Inuit culture by the residential school system.

                                              Considering the financially motivated destruction of our environment, the conservative political landscape, and corporate bottom-line dominance, it’s bittersweet to report that the revolutionary songs featured on Native North America hold as much meaning today as when they were originally recorded. Dedicated to legendary Métis singer-songwriter and poet Willie Dunn, featured on the anthology but who sadly passed away during its making, Native North America (Vol. 1) is only the beginning. A companion set featuring a crucial selection of folk, rock, and country from the United States’ Lower 48 and Mexico is currently in production.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Willie Dunn – I Pity The Country
                                              2. John Angaiak – I'll Rock You To The Rhythm Of The Ocean
                                              3. Sugluk – Fall Away
                                              4. Sikumiut – Sikumiut
                                              5. Willie Thrasher – Spirit Child
                                              6. Willy Mitchell – Call Of The Moose
                                              7. Lloyd Cheechoo – James Bay
                                              8. Alexis Utatnaq – Maqaivvigivalauqtavut
                                              9. Brian Davey – Dreams Of Ways
                                              10. Morley Loon – N'Doheeno
                                              11. Peter Frank – Little Feather
                                              12. Ernest Monias – Tormented Soul
                                              13. Eric Landry – Out Of The Blue
                                              14. David Campbell – Sky-Man And The Moon
                                              15. Willie Dunn – Son Of The Sun
                                              16. Shingoose (poetry By Duke Redbird) – Silver River
                                              17. Willy Mitchell And Desert River Band – Kill'n Your Mind
                                              18. Philippe McKenzie – Mistashipu
                                              19. Willie Thrasher – Old Man Carver
                                              20. Lloyd Cheechoo – Winds Of Change
                                              21. The Chieftones (Canada’s All Indian Band) – I Shouldn't Have Did What I Done
                                              22. Sugluk – I Didn't Know
                                              23. Lawrence Martin – I Got My Music
                                              24. Gordon Dick – Siwash Rock
                                              25. Willy Mitchell And Desert River Band – Birchbark Letter
                                              26. William Tagoona – Anaanaga
                                              27. Leland Bell – Messenger
                                              28. Saddle Lake Drifting Cowboys – Modern Rock
                                              29. Willie Thrasher – We Got To Take You Higher
                                              30. Sikumiut – Utirumavunga
                                              31. Sugluk – Ajuinnarasuarsunga
                                              32. John Angaiak – Hey, Hey, Hey, Brother
                                              33. Groupe Folklorique Montagnais – Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamak
                                              34. Willie Dunn (featuring Jerry Saddleback) – Peruvian Dream

                                              Various Artists

                                              After Dark 3

                                                Every seven years, we release an After Dark label sampler, the long awaited third edition is finally here. Produced by Johnny Jewel, ‘After Dark 3’ features label mainstays Desire, Chromatics, Farah & introduces fresh blood from around the globe. A glimpse beyond the curtain, into what the new year sounds like for Italians Do It Better. In the tradition of our spaced out cinema disco, we present After Dark 3...The wallpaper of your dreams & the stardust of the future.

                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                As we continue our ever long winded hiatus from the dancefloor, we are happy to welcome a new group of producers to the label in the form of 00:AM’s fourth various artists compilation. Certainly not the only way we expected to come together this year, but we’re grateful to be able to cultivate another 12” to share with the world.

                                                Across the A Side, we are joined by three artists who we’ve had the pleasure of hosting and playing with in Montreal over the past couple years. Alfredo92 of the Axces crew in Copenhagen presents ‘Tente Hjul’ which gets the remix treatment from Mr. ACTION SHADOW himself, Fett Burger. The result in something distinctly mechanical but not without a human pulse and a tear jerking conclusion. Fantastic Man then puts his own psychedelic twist on the hardcore continuum, taking the beautiful palette of his recent LP on Mule Musiq to the brink of insanity with ‘On Tha Run’.

                                                On the B side we find two new friends to 00:AM. We have a mandatory “minimum of 1 ESB tune gets played a night” policy round these parts, and so its truly a pleasure to release his ‘Sequential Dub’. Nothing less than a future classic, it’s dubby and understated, but a little quicker than you think. And finally, its a pleasure to introduce 2wo2imes, who delivers ‘Immune’ a deep and driving excursion into the wormhole.

                                                It’s a weird world, we miss you all, but we’ll keep doing what we know best, releasing and enjoying the music that moves us - no matter the time or place. 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Alfredo92 - Tente Hjul (DJ Fett Birger S XB3711 F3 Remix)
                                                A2. Fantastic Man - On Tha Run
                                                B1. ESB - Sequential Dub
                                                B2. 2wo2imes - Immune

                                                GHETTO TRAXX is back again.

                                                Sorry for the delay, but working life has hit us harder than we thought.

                                                Finally GTR02 - 'Return of the Sexmachine' is getting really close.

                                                Same as the debut a year ago, it is packed with a variety of sounds from friends of the ghetto.

                                                This time featuring 4 Tracks by Skuum, Toni Moralez, DJ Frankie and Mchy i Porosty. Prepare for machine sex (and love) and get ready again for maximum rave bangerz which will get you back to the toilet.

                                                To all our friends from the ghetto: If you wanna know, how to earn 10k€ monthly without leaving your homestudio, join our telegram channel:

                                                t.me/ghettotraxx

                                                @ghettotraxx


                                                Mastered by Manmade Mastering in Berlin and pressed on 12“ 140g black vinyl.

                                                Comes with printed 3mm hardcover, a little surprise and digital download codes! Coverart as always by the great Mchy i porosty.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Skuum - 68 Hate Gang (FT A.K.-S.W.I.F.T.)
                                                A2. Toni Moralez - Can Ya Really Feel It
                                                B1. DJ Frankie - Back To Aquabreaks
                                                B2. Mchy I Porosty - Low Dogs

                                                Featuring 8 different artists from Mexico to Lithuania, Peru, Portugal, Florida, UK and Belgium, ‘Maloca Vol. 1’ outlines the worldly focus of Le Motel’s new label. Opening the compilation is esteemed Peruvian duo Dengue Dengue Dengue followed by Lithuania's DJ JM who has previously released on the likes of Nervous Horizon and Goon Club Allstars, Miami artist and NAAFI affiliate Nick León and Lisbon’s DJ N.K. On the second half of the compilation, there are contributions from the label founder himself, Mexico’s Omaar, UK’s Coen and mysterious artist Tsongo. Maloca Records has put out three vinyl releases to date from Oakland’s Farsight, Beijing’s Howie Lee and Le Motel. The label is quickly building a reputation for releasing brilliant forward-thinking club records whilst capturing specific international sounds.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                01. Dengue Dengue Dengue - Minerals
                                                02. DJ JM - Skirts
                                                03. Nick León - Creation Story
                                                04. DJ N.K. - Quebra Ossos
                                                05. Le Motel - Durban
                                                06. Coen - Stomp
                                                07. Omaar - Denumbawon (The Number One)
                                                08. Tsongo - Fantasy Girl

                                                Various Artists

                                                Indaba Is

                                                  Fabled as the city where dreams come to thrive or die, Johannesburg is forever pumping out the life-giving force of criss-crossing sonic tributaries. As this collection of specially recorded new music shows, every generation must discover for itself what perfecting the alchemy of that expression entails. Indaba Is - produced and managed by pianist Thandi Ntuli and The Brother Moves On bandleader Siyabonga Mthembu, tackles that inquiry with refreshing insight.

                                                  The act of gathering to record in a time of isolation becomes one of anchoring and care, creating an energy field and capturing a living culture of making music. It is one in which bands exist to birth musical concepts as opposed to being static monoliths. Mostly recorded at Dyertribe Studio in Centurion, outside of Johannesburg, Indaba Is propels a collective of South African bands into the precipice of a new frontier. Jazz becomes a departure point as opposed to a tether.

                                                  “The magic was in the choosing of artists who kind of straddle different genres, different ideas and sounds,” says Ntuli. “We put together musicians who are not in that kind of straight-ahead place, even though some may have been in the jazz tradition or jazz-influenced styles of music.” The collection features eight tracks, attributed to Bokani Dyer, Lwanda Gogwana, The Brother Moves On, Thandi Ntuli, The Wretched, Sibusile Xaba and Iphupho likaBiko. Think of the names as thresholds through which ideas cross into the populace as opposed to being signifiers of strict ownership. For one, there is no mistaking the almost spectral presence of both Ntuli and Mthembu in and around the music. “Between me and Thandi, we pick up on the producer duties for four of the tracks,” says Mthembu. “Some of the bands came with already preconceived ideas of what they wanted to do and needed just facilitation on getting it done.” Overall, the pair also provided enabling briefs which harnessed the collective energy of scenes often seen as operating centrifugally to Johannesburg’s all-consuming pull, or a little further down in its tiers of visibility. There are several examples where this approach yields astounding results.

                                                  Indigenous knowledge is perhaps at the root of it, and a reverence for its treasures is instant, but there is an overall sense that Indaba Is asks us to consider the heavy lifting that remains.

                                                  Johannesburg, a city without a landmark water source, built on excavating the energy of its living dead, has never sounded so world-weary, and yet so ready to emerge out of the hold. With its unity of purpose, Indaba Is represents the crucible, untenable to the touch yet warm to the soul.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  LP
                                                  A1. Bokani Dyer - Ke Nako
                                                  A2. The Brother Moves On - Umthandazo Wamagenge
                                                  B1. Lwanda Gogwana - All Ok
                                                  B2. The Wretched - What Is History
                                                  C1. Sibusile Xaba With Naftali, Fakazile Nkosi, & AshK - Umdali
                                                  C2. The Ancestors - Prelude To Writing Together
                                                  D1. Thandi Ntuli - Dikeledi
                                                  D2. IPhupho L’ka Biko Ft Siyabonga Mthembu & Kinsmen - Abaphezulu

                                                  CD
                                                  1. Bokani Dyer - Ke Nako
                                                  2. The Brother Moves On - Umthandazo Wamagenge
                                                  3. Lwanda Gogwana - All Ok
                                                  4. The Wretched - What Is History
                                                  5. Sibusile Xaba With Naftali, Fakazile Nkosi, & AshK - Umdali
                                                  6. The Ancestors - Prelude To Writing Together
                                                  7. Thandi Ntuli - Dikeledi
                                                  8. IPhupho L’ka Biko Ft Siyabonga Mthembu & Kinsmen - Abaphezulu

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Wick Records: Battle Of The Bands Vol.1

                                                    Wick Records is pleased to bring you a collection of wigged-out winners sure to rock you deep into the inter-dimensional fray... Dig on track after track of superior sounds: The fuzz-fueled freak-outs of The Mystery Lights; the swirling, mind-altering melodies of Michael Rault; the troglodytic tune-smithery of The Ar-Kaics; the anglophilic grooves of Benny Trokan, and The Fame-Beats; the Link Wray inspired madness of the Buzz Brothers; the soul-tinged savagery of The Jay Vons; as well as tracks from newcomers, Steady Sun and Eric McEntee; and beyond! Some of the tracks will be available for the first time on vinyl! This is one helluva compilation, folks. Don't sleep on it - Wick is watching!


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Michael Rault "I'll Be There"
                                                    2. The Ar-Kaics "She's Obsessed With Herself"
                                                    3. The Mystery Lights "What Happen When You Turn The Devil Down"
                                                    4. Mark Sultan "Let Me Out"
                                                    5. Mystery Lights "Someone Else Is In Control"
                                                    6. Steady Sun "Truth Is A Needle"
                                                    7. Benny Trokan "Get It In The End"
                                                    8. The Ar-Kaics "Just My Life"
                                                    9. The Fame-Beats "Watford Stomp"
                                                    10. T. Benny And The Buzz Bros. "Gimme A Buzz"
                                                    11. Michael Rault "Sitting Still"
                                                    12. The Jay Vons "Did You See Here" 

                                                    Happy 10th Birthday to our friends Milan - the legendary record shop Serendeepity!
                                                    They're celebrating with series of 4 12's and the first features San Proper, Tolouse Low Trax, Fabrizio Mammarella & Jay Glass Dubs!

                                                    Serendeepity is delighted to announce a celebrative compilation for the tenth anniversary of the Milan-based record store.

                                                    This collection is entirely composed of previously unreleased music, exclusively produced for the occasion by many artists of great relevance in the worldwide music scene, who supported the store over the last ten years.

                                                    The artists who produced the music for this compilation are Egyptian Lover, Ellen Allien, Thomas Brinkmann, Neil Landstrumm, JD Twitch, Matias Aguayo, San Proper, Tolouse Low Trax, Jay Glass Dubs, Dj Marcelle, Jorge Velez, Tamburi Neri, Fabrizio Mammarella, Heith, Itinerant Dubs, Timeslip89, Kreggo and Intersezioni Ensemble.

                                                    The entire work is composed of 4 x 12”, which will be released monthly.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1. San Proper - Beauty - Sign Seal Delivery
                                                    A2. Tolouse Low Trax - Paris Horse
                                                    B1. Fabrizio Mammarella - Rhythm Machine
                                                    B2. Jay Glass Dubs - Spawn

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    Forge Your Own Chains

                                                      American gospel, paranoiac soul, loner folk, East-Nigerian fuzz, Thai rock, Iranian ballads and more... Deluxe gatefold jacket containing extensive and detailed liner notes and annotation by Egon, rare photos and other ephemera! This compilation introduces a new direction for Now-Again Records and its owner, Stones Throw Records GM, A&R and producer Egon. With the same detailed, no-stone-unturned approach he used for Deep Funk (The Funky 16 Corners, Cold Heat), he tackles beat-heavy global psychedelia with Forge Your Own Chains.

                                                      “Those of us birthed into record collecting by the Hip Hop midwife revered Jimi Hendrix as well as James Brown. We searched for albums by Mulatu Astatke and Power of Zeus with the same fervor,” Egon writes in his introduction to the comp. Forge Your Own Chains showcases music from all corners of the world: Colombia, Nigeria, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand and Iran. The focus – in keeping with Now-Again’s tradition – is on melody, driving rhythms and accessibility. Not one song is included on this compilation because it is from a “rare” album. Certainly, many of these songs do spring from albums that exchange hands for many thousands of dollars and many of these songs have never seen reissue. But these songs are all beautiful in their own right and work to form a coherent album. Psychedelic records, long the mainstay of older, grizzled collectors and seemingly quaint, are, in the hands of Egon and those of his generation, giving up new ghosts. And, with comps like Forge Your Own Chains, inspiring new investigations into our not so distant (and still very much alive) musical past. Deluxe gatefold jacket containing extensive and detailed liner notes and annotation by Egon, rare photos and other ephemera. Now-Again’s Foray Into Funky Psychedelia American gospel, paranoiac soul, loner folk, East-Nigerian fuzz, Thai rock, Iranian ballads and more…

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      A1. Top Drawer – Song Of A Sinner
                                                      A2. Sensational Saints – How Great Thou Art
                                                      A3. 12. Ofege – It’s Not Easy
                                                      B1. East Of Underground – Smiling Faces Sometimes
                                                      B2. D. R. Hooker – Forge Your Own Chains
                                                      B3. Shin Jung Hyun & The Men Feat. Jang Hyun – Twilight
                                                      B4. Kourosh Yaghmaei – Hajm-E Khaali
                                                      C1. T. Zchiew & The Johnny – Let Your Ife Be Free
                                                      C2. The Strangers – Two To Make A Pair
                                                      C3. Damon – Don’t You Feel Me
                                                      C4. Ellison – Strawberry Rain
                                                      C5. Morly Grey – Who Can I Say You Are?
                                                      D1. Shadrack Chameleon – Don’t Let It Get You Down
                                                      D2. Ana Y Jaime – Nina Nana
                                                      D3. Baby Grandmothers – Somebody’s Calling My Name. 

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Soul Jazz Records Presents Rocksteady Got Soul

                                                        Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One release ‘Rocksteady Got Soul’ is a collection of uplifting and superb rocksteady and soulful reggae from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

                                                        Studio One is the number one label in the history of reggae and the album features - as ever with Studio One - an impeccable and unbeatable line-up of reggae superstars, all soaring at the height of their creative powers. Alton Ellis, John Holt, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Ethiopians, Lee Perry and more.

                                                        The album is a mix of classic tunes and rhythms alongside rarities that were released in a dazzlingly complex web of Studio One labels and issues, deftly navigated with new sleeve notes from author and Studio One authority Rob Chapman, plus exclusive photography.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Alton Ellis - It’s True
                                                        The Heptones - You Turned Away
                                                        The Gladiators - Mr Sweet
                                                        The Jail Breakers - Work It Up
                                                        Lee Perry & The Gaylads - Run Rudie Run
                                                        The Heptones - Young Generation
                                                        Jackie Mittoo - Good Feeling
                                                        C. Marshall - I Need Your Loving
                                                        Alton Ellis - I’ll Be Waiting
                                                        The Clarendonians - The Tables Gonna Turn
                                                        Ken Parker - When You’re Gone
                                                        Sound Dimension - Traveling Home
                                                        Errol Dunkley - Get Up Now
                                                        John Holt - My Heart Is Gone
                                                        Freedom Singers And Larry Marshall - Monkey Man
                                                        The Ethiopians - Let The Light Shine
                                                        Im And David - Money Maker
                                                        The Viceroys - Lose And Gain

                                                        Back in 2015, when we started Hip Dozer we were overwhelmed by the amount of talents that were still defending that old school way of doing beats and the amazing creativity that was circulating in the scene.

                                                        In a period of time where hip hop was evolving so much and getting always further (sometimes for the best but also for the worst), it appeared evident to us that we had to defend this rising scene of young beatmakers that were so tied up to the roots of the 'old-school' beatmaking but still bringing it to another level.

                                                        It has been 5 years since we have created Hip Dozer Records with our 1st Anniversary compilation and this is what makes this compilation such a special project every time. Its goal remains the same and will always be, championing the art of beatmaking that we love and help to showcase new artists from the scene.

                                                        This year we have the chance to have onboard some of our favorite new talent from the scene with the like of Burrito Brown, Loland, Imagiro, we also have the chance to have standard bearers like Jinsang, Saib, Flofilz, Melodisinfonie, Kazam, Shuko and, cherry on the cake, the french hip hop legend DJ Cam on top of that.

                                                        We want to thank so much all the artists who took part in this project and that were as enthusiastic as we are in its realization. It's been such a thrill since this venture started and this is just the beginning. Much love to all of you guys listening and supporting wherever you are.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Shuko & Hannah V - Do The Right Thing
                                                        2. Saib - City Lounge
                                                        3. Sweatson Klank - Play The Shadows
                                                        4. Konteks - Misty Harp
                                                        5. Suff Daddy - Fertilized At The Discotheque
                                                        6. DJ Cam - Aquaverde
                                                        7. Jinsang - Absence
                                                        8. Leaf Beach - Coastline
                                                        9. Loland - Taidana
                                                        10. Burrito Brown - Ice Cream Sundae
                                                        11. Melodiesinfonie - Akindstream
                                                        12. Kazam - With You (feat. Type.Raw)
                                                        13 FloFilz & Digitalluc - Kompass
                                                        14. Ol' Burger Beats - Kaldt 2012
                                                        15. V.Raeter - Don't Play With Birds
                                                        16. Kreæm & Allan Broomfield - Oblivion
                                                        17. Yeyts. - In Between
                                                        18. Tesk & Sitting Duck - Letter
                                                        19. Kupla & Tahmas - Drowsy
                                                        20. Deauxnuts ; Twotrees - Only U Pt 2
                                                        21. Imagiro - Watching The Fog Lift
                                                        22. Less.people - Tragedy For Breakfast
                                                        23. No Spirit - It's All Good
                                                        24. Brillion - Lanterns

                                                        Barely a year old and already well-established, Shall Not Fade's bassier sublabel Time Is Now dishes up a plate of deliciously fresh forward beats, from slick R&B vocal pieces to tracks which pack a punch. The six-track compilation features familiar faces from previous releases, with some featuring artists new to the label.

                                                        Freddie Baker, releasing under the moniker Bakey, got his first ever label release on Time Is Now last year and has been non-stop since, recently copping a spot on the Rinse FM Garage Hour. His offering for Allstars Vol.2 is a weighty stepper built on a growling bassline. "Dismantle" knocks you off your feet, luckily the second track (a collab between Interplanetary Criminal and Hypho) lays low in the intro before hitting you with a deep, wobbling drop, chopped up vocals skipping across the staccato rhythm. While relative newcomer Interplanetary Criminal (Zachary Bruce) has specialised in pretty upbeat garage, Hypho (Louis Richardson) has been experimenting on the bassier side of club music for nearly a decade, and his dubstep influence shines through in the depth of "Talbot Road". DJ Crisps - Julio Soewandi - closes out the A-side with a comparably bouncy "Ready Salted", dropping a warped bassline for added flavour. Soewandi is joined by South London singer-slash-producer Ell Murphy on "Arms Around", Murphy providing soulful vocals on a slightly dubbed out instrumental - Murphy, one half of UKG duo NITEWORK, lends a proper garage classic vibe to this one.

                                                        Joining them on the B-side is London-based Mark Ramsey (AKA Yosh), just a month after the release of his debut EP on Time Is Now. "Over and Out" uses adventurous sound design to build a cheeky roller. Topping off the star-studded comp is Copenhagen's own Main Phase. Adam Schierbeck uses this alias to put out high-octane breakbeat garage and homages to the 90s rave - "Special Occasion" twists and contorts, its monumental bass and MC samples an ode to soundsystem culture.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1. Bakey - Dismantle
                                                        A2. Interplanetary Criminal & Hypho - Talbot Road
                                                        A3. DJ Crisps - Ready Salted
                                                        B1. Yosh - Over And Out
                                                        B2. DJ Crisps Feat. Ell Murphy - Arms Around
                                                        B3. Main Phase - Special Occasion

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Soul Slabs Volume 2

                                                          This is the follow up to our first volume of Soul Slabs, which is a collection of tracks from our 7” release series. For many of them, it's the first time they'll be appearing on an LP. Soul Slabs Vol. 2 is a collection of A-sides from the 7” catalog of Loveland Ohio’s Colemine Records. Specializing in heavy soul, funk, and R&B, Colemine prides itself on authenticity and an old school production style, while still making songs that seem fresh and are moving the genre of soul forward.

                                                          This 3LP collection of 27 tracks puts their diverse catalog on full display, many of these songs being presented for the first time on an LP. Featuring artists such as Durand Jones & The Indications, Kelly Finnigan, Ben Pirani, Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Monophonics, Ikebe Shakedown, The Dip, The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Soul Scratch, and more! 

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Numero 95

                                                            As escapism from corporate banality turned the corner in the ’90s, a new generation of vibrant, software generated soundscapes emerged. Communal access to the internet propagated the new hive mind of ideas online, giving way to smoother, stress-free textures. The PC revolution opened the gateway to ray-traced playgrounds of color and light, allowing for visions of utopic proportions to manifest themselves on screensavers far and wide. Boot up your machine, load the software on this floppy diskette, and drop out of a reality bounded by the physical laws of the universe. The eighth entry in Numero’s Cabinet of Curiosities series.


                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Quiet Force - Listen To The Music
                                                            2. Barry Coates, The Hats - Hovercraft
                                                            3. Andrew Gordon - Walking The Lonely Streets
                                                            4. Steve Bach - Rain Dance
                                                            5. Angelo Vanotti - Sketches Of Anderland
                                                            6. Slap & Powell - Sex Drive
                                                            7. Jordan De La Sierra - Nimbu-Pani: The Lemon Water Song
                                                            8. Jessie Allen Cooper - In My Heart

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Wanted: Cumbia

                                                              Wagram are back with their series of vinyl compilations - this time we are off to Colombia for some traditional, tropical & psychedelic sounds. Tracks featured are from Tru Thoughts, Crammed Discs, Real World and more.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Andres Landero - Santa Lucia
                                                              A2. Climaco Sarmiento Y Su Orquesta - Cumbia Sabrosa
                                                              A3. Los Hermanos Tuiran - Cumbia En La Cordillera
                                                              A4. Miguel Durán - Elionora
                                                              A5. Lorenzo Castillo - Rosaura
                                                              A6. Ceferino Nieto - Adonay
                                                              A7. Quantic Pres. Flowering Inferno Feat. Nidia Gongora - No Soy Del Valle
                                                              B1. El Combo De Los Galleros - Soledad
                                                              B2. Chelo Mitre Y Conjunto Ritmo De Canajagua - Carretera Al Canajagua
                                                              B3. Los Corraleros De Majagual - Cumbiamberita
                                                              B4. Colaquito Cortez - Campesina
                                                              B5. Fito Espino - Ayer Yo La Ví
                                                              B6. Toto La Momposina - El Pescador
                                                              B7. Chicha Libre - ¡Sonido Amazonico!

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Wanted: Disco

                                                                The always affordable Wanted series returns this week with another set of beautifully presented, expertly selected comps covering a variety of genres. This edition takes a look at all things D I S C O, giving us a whole load of heat, mostly from the funier end of the mirror ball galaxy. Love Committee's dramatic and driving "Just As Long As I Got You" gets us off on the good foot, before glittering winners from A Taste Of Honey, Charo and Zebra show off the range of the movement - from the sequins of Studio 54 to the downtown block parties. On the flip Loose Joints treat us to THE outsider disco anthem before funk and jazz dons James Brown and Bob James drop a little 4/4 on our asses.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1. Love Committee - Just As Long As I Got You
                                                                A2. A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
                                                                A3. Charo & The Salsoul Orchestra - Dance A Little Bit Closer (Original 12" Mix)
                                                                A4. Zebra - Simple Song
                                                                A5. Tina Charles - Disco Love
                                                                B1. Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (Female Version)
                                                                B2. Flipside - T
                                                                B3. Joe Simon - You Didn't Have To Play No Games
                                                                B4. James Brown - I'm Satisfied
                                                                B5. Bob James - Westchester Lady

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Wanted: Funk

                                                                  Continuing their 'Wanted' series those fine folks at Wagram pop the top off a fire hydrant and bring the heat to the street, getting us wild - block party style. Taking a survey of all things funky, the label let us have it with red hot heaters from the likes The Fatback Band, Ray Camacho , T-Connection and Little Beaver and outta sight obscurities from Uncle Louie, Billy Garner and 87th Off Broadway. For any disco jocks looking to inject a little grit into their mirror ball shimmer, I'd suggest you pay some attention to The Philly Armada Orchestra's tight version of "For The Love Of Money" or King Floyd's original version of the Fern Kinney fave "Baby Let Me Kiss You". Wonderfully pressed and beautifully presented in collaboration with acclaimed British photographer Chris Steel-Perkins, this is an excellent addition to any well rounded collection.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. The Fatback Band - Yum Yum (Gimme Some)
                                                                  A2. The Philly Armada Orchestra - For The Love Of Money
                                                                  A3. Ray Camacho - Movin' On
                                                                  A4. Billy Garner - Brand New Girl (Part 1)
                                                                  A5. Robert Jay - Alcohol (Part 1)
                                                                  A6. King Floyd - Baby Let Me Kiss You
                                                                  B1. Uncle Louie - I Like Funky Music
                                                                  B2. 87Th Off Broadway - Moving Woman
                                                                  B3. Tommy Stewart - Bump & Hustle Music
                                                                  B4. T-Connection - Do What Ya Wanna Do
                                                                  B5. Little Beaver - Concrete Jungle
                                                                  B6. The Barons Ltd - Making It Better

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Wanted: Jazz Vol. 2

                                                                    The always affordable Wanted series returns this week with another set of beautifully presented, expertly selected comps covering a variety of genres. Tackling jazz was always going to be tricky so the folks at Wagram serve us a survey in two parts. Volume 1 treats us to luxurious grooves, mournful ballads and dreamy difters from the likes of Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Donald Byrd and Gene Harris. 

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1. Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet - George's Dilemma
                                                                    A2. Zoot Sims & His Orchestra Feat. Vi Velasco - Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
                                                                    A3. Horace Silver - I'Ve Had A Little Talk
                                                                    A4. Johnny Hodges With Leon Thomas & Oliver Nelson - Welcome To New York
                                                                    A5. Charles Mingus - II B.S. [Album Version]
                                                                    A6. Bob Mc Fadden & Dor - The Beat Generation
                                                                    B1. Donald Byrd - (Fallin' Like) Dominoes
                                                                    B2. Gene Harris & The Three Sounds - The Book Of Slim
                                                                    B3. Kent Schneider - The Church Is Within Us, Oh Lord
                                                                    B4. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - It's Only A Paper Moon
                                                                    B5. The Dee Felice Trio - Nightingale
                                                                    B6. Lou Donaldson - The Humpback.

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Wanted: Reggae

                                                                      So far in their 'Wanted' series, Wagram have taken a tour of the mother continent and got loose and loved up in inner city USA. Now their crack team of collectors and selectors head to Kingston, JA for a faultless set of Reggae brilliance, taking us all the way from 1976 to 1994. After the soundsystem pressure of The Gladiators' "Can't Stop Righteousness", the low slung skank of Ini Kamoze's "World A Music" ("...Out on the streets they call it murda!") takes us into the heart of the ghetto where the legendary Horace Andy soothes our cares. Classics from Black Uhuru and Clarence Parks close out the A-side, while the flip picks up a whole lot of heat from Sly & Robbie, Jimmy Riley and Max Romeo. Wonderfully pressed and beautifully presented in collaboration with acclaimed British photographer Chris Steel-Perkins, this is an excellent addition to any well rounded collection.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1. The Gladiators - Can't Stop Righteousness
                                                                      A2. Ini Kamoze - World A Music
                                                                      A3. Horace Andy - Tell Me Why
                                                                      A4. Black Uhuru - No No No
                                                                      A5. Clarence Parks - Joker Lover
                                                                      B1. Sly & Robbie - Lola Rastaquouère
                                                                      B2. Sly Dunbar - Mr. Bassie
                                                                      B3. Jimmy Riley - My Woman's Love
                                                                      B4. Max Romeo - Stop Picking On Me
                                                                      B5. Ambelique - Worker Man
                                                                      B6. Viceroys - Heart Made Of Stone

                                                                      Terrestrial Funk's sixth release explores over a decade of Armenian disco, funk, and soul. Compiled by Darone Sassounian who spent three years tracking down the records and artists; fulfilling a calling to lift his people's voice, a people that have always faced the threat of erasure. The music was made a generation after the Armenian Genocide, a testament to perseverance. The seven tracks featured are incredibly inventive and unique in their interpretations of Western seventies sounds. This compilation comes at an urgent time as 2020 set the stage for Azerbaijan and Turkey to perpetuate genocidal rhetoric as they invaded Armenian borders and bombed civilian cities eventually resulting in the loss of lives and land stewarded for millennia. All while the western world paid little notice. It is with great gratitude and purpose that Terrestrial Funk rebirths this music and uplifts the voice of the Armenian Diaspora.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1. Marten Yorgantz - Ammenain Serdov (De Tout Coeur) (With All My Heart)
                                                                      A2. Adiss Harmandyan - Ors Kez Hed Antzav (My Day Spent With You)
                                                                      A3. Jozeph Sefian - Karoun E Yegel (Spring Has Come)
                                                                      B1. Avo Haroutounian - Tears On My Eyes
                                                                      B2. Jozeph Sefian - Sev Sev Achair (Black Black Eyes)
                                                                      B3. Harout Pamboukjian - Taparoum Enk (We're Wandering) 
                                                                      B4. Eddy Jeghelian - Im Sireli Ashdarag (My Dear Ashdarag)

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Wanted: Soul

                                                                        After stomping, strutting and skanking their way through Afrobeat, funk and reggae, Wagram turn their attention to the smooth sounds of soul, serving up twelve under the radar cuts from the likes of Dee Edwards, Millie Jackson, Darondo and George Soule. New Orleans legend King Floyd touches down with a wicked rendition of "Hard To Handle", Nancy Holloway jabs us right in the feels with the loungey "Hurt So Bad" and Brenda George takes us to the dance-floor with the raucous "What You See Is What You're Gonna Get". Wonderfully pressed and beautifully presented in collaboration with acclaimed British photographer Chris Steel-Perkins, this is an excellent addition to any well rounded collection.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1. Joe Simon - Theme From Cleopatra Jones
                                                                        A2. Dee Edwards - Why Can't There Be Love
                                                                        A3. Alonzo Smith - Love Machine
                                                                        A4. King Floyd - Hard To Handle
                                                                        A5. Tobi Lark - Challenge My Love
                                                                        A6. Millie Jackson - All The Way Lover
                                                                        B1. Nancy Holloway - Hurt So Bad
                                                                        B2. Darondo - Didn't I
                                                                        B3. Dorothy Moore - Don't Let Go
                                                                        B4. Brenda George - What You See Is What You're Gonna Get
                                                                        B5. Betty Padgett - Sugar Daddy (part 1)
                                                                        B6. George Soule - Talkin' About Love

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Cumbia Cumbia 1 & 2

                                                                          Cumbia, the music and the dance synonymous with Colombia, has been around almost since the 17th century. Today, it’s a badge of identity for Colombians everywhere, but is now also enjoying a global renaissance; filling dance floors and captivating a new generation of music fans.

                                                                          Originally released by World Circuit as two separate albums – ‘Cumbia Cumbia’ in 1989 and ‘Cumbia Cumbia 2’ in 1993 - this collection brings together some of the greatest recordings made by Colombia’s legendary record label, Discos Fuentes, between 1954 and 1988.
                                                                          This collection presents thirty of these three-minute-masterpieces, showcasing the gamut of styles that make up the distinctive and irresistible cumbia sound; a sound typified by a loping 2/4 gait and a pulsing rocksteady bassline, overlaid with heavy rural percussion, brass, accordion, clarinet, electric guitar and vocals. Disc 1 features a broad range of cumbia styles with recordings from 1960 through to 1988, whilst disc 2 digs further into the classics of the past focusing almost exclusively on the 1950s and 1960s.

                                                                          Featuring cumbia’s biggest hits from Rudolfo y su Tipica, Gabriel Romero, Sonoro Dinamita and Armando Hernandez, ‘Cumbia Cumbia 1 & 2’ is a flawless collection from the Golden Age of Cumbia.

                                                                          “This album makes a case for cumbia being one of the great overlooked dance musics of the Caribbean” - New York Times.

                                                                          “Colombia must be a pretty grand place if it can produce dance music like this” - Q****

                                                                          ‟..this allows one to (re)discover the best of the singers and groups who made up the golden age of cumbia.″ - Le Monde.



                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          J-Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan

                                                                            J Jazz volume 3 is the latest in its definitive compilation series exploring the finest modern jazz from Japan. Since the first volume in February 2018, the J Jazz compilation series has showcased some of the most creative, inspired and sought-after jazz recorded in Japan during a golden period spanning the 1960s to the 1980s. Illustrating the richness and versatility of the composers and musicians on this collection, the music spans a wide yet coherent range of styles: samba, funk fusion, modal, spiritual, post-bop and bossa all combine to present an aural portrait of a jazz scene that was constantly moving and shifting its multiple musical centres of gravity. Mastered at the Grammy-nominated Carvery studio in London, many of the tracks featured are reissued for the first time, including mega-rare private press cuts from the Yasuhiro Kohno Trio, Masaru Imada Trio, and Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet. There’s heavy post modal bop by J Jazz legends Kohsuke Mine and Koichi Matsukaze; samba heat from Tatsuya Nakamura, Hideo Shiraki and Seiichi Nakamura; and funky dance floor energy by Hiroshi Murakami, Ryojiro Furusawa Quartet and Shigeharu Mukai. 

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Song Of Island
                                                                            Morning Tide
                                                                            Kemo Sabe
                                                                            Groovy Samba
                                                                            Song For Hope
                                                                            Cumorah
                                                                            Phoebus
                                                                            ¼ Samba II
                                                                            Cumulonimbus
                                                                            Burning Cloud
                                                                            Planets
                                                                            Wolf’s Theme
                                                                            Honey Sanba
                                                                            Kirisame
                                                                            Black Nile
                                                                            Acoustic Chicken

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Saturday Night: South African Disco Pop Hits 81-87

                                                                              The 1980s were an epoch of upheaval and rapid change in South Africa. The decade began with the country’s apartheid government fighting to maintain its institutionalized racial segregation in the face of global protests and demands for the release of human rights activist Nelson Mandela, who had been jailed since the early 1960s. By 1990, Mandela was free, and apartheid was on the way to being dismantled. On the music front, things were changing too; At the beginning of the decade, the main music style of black South Africans was the jazzy indigenous jive of mbaqanga, a provincial style that had held its place as the sound of South Africa since Mandela was first imprisoned.

                                                                              By the end of the decade, South African music stars were making international waves with bubblegum, a flashy variety of Afro-techno-pop. In SATURDAY NIGHT: SOUTH AFRICAN DISCO POP HITS, Cultures of Soul explores this period of change, and the intermediary forms that filled the gap between mbaqanga and bubblegum. The years when South African musicians and producers wrestled with the incursion of foreign disco and formulated their own style of homegrown disco-pop. Starting from the early 80s, when bands like Varikweru, Black Five and Soundburger essayed local attempts at boogie and jazz-fusion, through experiments like the Madonna-cloned diva Margino, who domesticized the burgeoning Italo-disco and NYC electro sounds, up through the massive breakthrough of Brenda and the Big Dudes, who arrived at the right mix between native and international influences to point the way forward for South African pop. The sound on these records is ostensibly familiar, drawing heavily on models from the 1980s dance culture in Europe and America, but if you listen closely enough you can hear the distinct South African-ness of it all—from the deep, burbling basslines, the brightly hypnotic melodies, and chant-like lyrics—and with sounds as intoxicating as these, you will sure want to listen closely. And often!

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              says: Bubblegum, boogie and disco of the highest order on this Cultures of Soul survey of the South African discotheques 81-87.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1. Varikweru - Saturday Night
                                                                              A2. Margino - You And Me
                                                                              A3. Hot Soul Singers - Good Vibes
                                                                              A4. Brenda Fassie - No No Señor
                                                                              A5. Supa Frika - Let’s Get On It

                                                                              B1. Brenda Fassie - Love Action
                                                                              B2. Black Five - Wa Ikgona
                                                                              B3. Margino – Holiday
                                                                              B4. Soundburger - Ambiguously The Same
                                                                              B5. Supa Frika - Love Satisfaction

                                                                              Over the last decade, few places have made as big an impact on the musical landscape as Salon des Amateurs. The Düsseldorf nightspot, attached to the Kunsthalle gallery, has launched the careers of Valdimir Ivkovic, Lena Wilikens & Jan Schulte, played a formative role in the musical development of the Phaserboys, and cemented Detlef Weinrich and the Durian Brothers as legendary figures in the wider dance music landscape. More than this though, the Salon was the petri dish which birthed a very specific sound, unique to Düsseldorf - slow and low tribal electronics, odd Kraturock, psychedelic techno, dense electro and skewed mechanical funk, all informed by a punk attitude, wry sense of humour and high IQ. 

                                                                              Ten years ago, Arne Bunjes established his Themes For Great Cities imprint to share this sound with the wider world, and since that day, pretty much every release has been an instant classic. Accordingly, these beauties are hard to come by on the second hand market, so the label have placed their most prominent moments together on one essential release. This isn't a record, it's a historical document.

                                                                              So take a trance dance to the techno tropical throb of Wolf Muller's froggy 'Dickicht', harness the healing energy of Young Wolf's 'Kabuki' and roll up your sleeves with the strange Miami Vice boogie of Lucas Croon. Practice your post punk pogo with Neustadt, excercise your demons with the sexual magik of Rushing Into Water, lock into Post Anatolian acid from Mekine U Teksi and sample the weird wave of Stabil Elite and Neuzeitliche Bodenbelage. Whatever the decade and wherever the planet, this is still gonna be cutting edge.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1. Wolf Muller - Dickicht (LP Edit)
                                                                              A2. Young Wolf - Kabuki Spiritual Version (LP Edit)
                                                                              A3. Lucas Croon - Ascona
                                                                              A4. Neustadt - Du Und Ich
                                                                              B1. Tolouse Low Trax - Rushing Into Water (LP Edit)
                                                                              B2. Mekine U Teksi - Odyssee
                                                                              B3. Stabil Elite - Agent Orange
                                                                              B4. Neuzeitliche Bodenbelage - Ich Verliebe Mich Nie

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Keb Darge Presents Atomic Rhythm!

                                                                                Fantastic collection of rockabilly compiled by Keb Darge.

                                                                                Stag-O-Lee is proud to continue the DJ-Set Series with compilation by cult DJ and master of many compilations Keb Darge.

                                                                                Rockabilly didn’t cross my world until the early nineteen eighties at a Dirtbox weekender in Bournemouth, until then I was a pure northern soul boy. I didn’t really get stuck into collecting the stuff until a decade later, but when I did what a wonderful world of tunes opened up to me, and I went wild on it. I was very lucky to be doing a record stall in Camden market at the time just across from Boz Boorer and Neil Scott’s stall. They along with other serious collectors Dave Vickers, Barney Koumis, Cosmic Keith, Jim Fox, Dave Crozier, and many others taught me all I needed to know. I only ever made one great rockabilly discovery which none of them knew, “Little Bit Lonesome” by Charles Ross, but I was happy enough buying all their recommendations as they were all new and exciting for me. I have done several rockabilly comps before, but sadly the Philippines typhoon in 2013 destroyed my village and forced me to sell the bulk of my collection. Here are some of my favourites that I never got round to putting out before that happened.
                                                                                Keb Darge, London October 2020.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Side A.
                                                                                01. Fender IV - Everybody Up
                                                                                02. The Sonics - Marlene
                                                                                03. James Mask - Hootchie Coochie Gal
                                                                                04. John Worthan - The Cats Were Jumpin'
                                                                                05. Vince Maloy - Hubba Hubba Ding Ding
                                                                                06. Don Wade - Gone, Gone, Gone
                                                                                07. Billy Wayne - I Love My Baby
                                                                                08. Wally Willette And His Globe Rockers - Pink Elephants

                                                                                Side B.
                                                                                01. Darrell Rhodes And The Falcons - Four O'Clock Baby
                                                                                02. Arlie Miller And The Bullets - Lou Ann
                                                                                03. Cruisers - Betty Ann
                                                                                04. Joe D. Johnson - Rattlesnake Daddy
                                                                                05. Bobby McDowell - Lonely
                                                                                06. Jerry Arnold And The Rhythm Captains - Can't Do Without You
                                                                                07. Gene Terry - The Woman I Love
                                                                                08. Glen Glenn - Blue Jeans And A Boys' Shirt

                                                                                Side C.
                                                                                01. Red Moore - Crawdad Song
                                                                                02. Maylon Humphries And His Tri-Seniors - Worried 'Bout You Baby
                                                                                03. Van Brothers - Servant Of Love
                                                                                04. Sonny Fisher - Sneaky Pete
                                                                                05. Benny Cliff Trio - Shake Um Up Rock
                                                                                06. Gene Norman - Snaggle Tooth Ann
                                                                                07. Tommy Nelson - Hobo Bop
                                                                                08. Lloyd McCollough - Gonna Love My Baby

                                                                                Side D.
                                                                                01. Don Ellis And Royal Dukes - Blue Fire
                                                                                02. Sonny Wallace - Black Cadillac
                                                                                03. Floyd Mack - I Like To Go
                                                                                04. Rod Morris - Alabama Jailhouse
                                                                                05. Carl Trantham And The Rhythm Allstars - Where There's A Will
                                                                                06. Jim Oertling - Back Forty
                                                                                07. Hodges Brothers - I'm Gonna Rock Some Too
                                                                                08. Lonesome Drifter - Eager Boy

                                                                                2020 features music from some of our favourite artists and closest friends on the new Manchester scene. The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a colossal strain on the music industry. 2020 has been created with a vision of providing financial support for Manchester artists and Band on the Wall, with all proceeds split 50/50.

                                                                                Featuring hand-picked tracks, contributed by artists whose music spans neo soul, jazz, afro-electronic and more, 2020 is an eclectic discovery of inspired and curated sounds; a shining light on the emerging talent of Manchester’s live music scene.

                                                                                "Band on the Wall is more than just a building, it is an idea and a passion for great music that is born from the diverse communities of Manchester and beyond; and an organisation designed to celebrate those who make music for the sake of making music rather than money or celebrity. In the first half of 2020 we, and many of the creators we work with, had to stop what we were doing and while activity initially stalled, it was clear that it would be impossible for the artists to stop creating and for us to stop celebrating their music. Therefore, the idea was born to help support our local creative partners and ourselves by producing this ‘memento’ of this incredibly strange year.

                                                                                Encapsulating this music on this disk reminiscent of this time, produced this year by young people who couldn’t stop making music if they tried, and despite not being allowed to perform in public, is our way of still saying thank you to them, and that we are all still here. Thanks for supporting." Gavin Sharp, CEO, Band on the Wall




                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                says: A gorgeous collection of tracks compiled from emerging Manchester artists, featuring some of my personal favourites Katbrownsugar and Porij. 2020 has hit the music industry hard and this charity release helps artists and venues during this difficult time.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Honeyfeet X Werkha - You Go To My Head (rewerked)
                                                                                2. Mali Hayes - Oceans Ft Layfullstop
                                                                                3. Secret Night Gang - Don't Mess With My Heart
                                                                                4. Agbeko - There Is A Jungle (Live)
                                                                                5. Porij - Closer
                                                                                6. Lovescene - To The Side
                                                                                7. Skeltr - Lojong
                                                                                8. Contours - Northbound
                                                                                9. Cervo - Reaching
                                                                                10. Katbrownsugar & Al Turnbull - Jungle
                                                                                11.Yemi Bolatiwa - Troubled Living
                                                                                12. Shunya - The Clay & The Sculpture
                                                                                13. Lieko Quintet - Black Lake
                                                                                14. MSC Big Band - Grown Ups (Live) 

                                                                                This release features a selection of some of our favourite songs, from some of the most memorable shows, to have been recorded as part of the Band on the Wall archive.

                                                                                These tracks represent our commitment to celebrating the diversity and excellence of music created by remarkable people from across the world. All tracks were performed at Band on the Wall and very kindly contributed by the artists for release on this CD, which has been produced to support the venue and our ongoing mission to promote and celebrate the great music of many cultures, during this challenging year.

                                                                                As 2020 has become a defining year for all of us who work to bring people together to celebrate live music, for us this represents not only the journey we have been on over the last ten years, but also helps to define our future commitment to this amazing music.

                                                                                A special thanks to the artists, labels and management that have helped assemble this wonderful collection of tracks, recorded live inside Band on the Wall between 2009 – 2014. All sales proceeds will be split 50/50 between the artists and Band on the Wall.

                                                                                Live from Band on the Wall is the second release on Band on the Wall’s new in-house imprint, Band on the Wall Recordings and follows the release of last month’s 2020 – a fundraiser compilation to support emerging Manchester artists.

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                says: Missing live music? Band on the Wall Manchester's iconic institution has released live tracks will take you right back to the atmosphere of being at a gig. We will be there again! Support venues and live music with this fundraising release.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Gregory Porter - On My Way To Harlem
                                                                                2. Jazzanova - Boom Clicky Boom Klack
                                                                                3. Dele Sosimi - Lady
                                                                                4. Charles Bradley - I Believe In Your Love
                                                                                5. Kirsty Almeida - Cool Down Rewind
                                                                                6. Azymuth - Club Morocco
                                                                                7. Snarky Puppy - Strawman
                                                                                8. Yellowjackets - Why Is It
                                                                                9. Hafdis Huld - Oldest Friend
                                                                                10. Bugge Wesseltoft - Singing 

                                                                                Polifonic Records is the melodic balance between antagonistic vibrations, spirits and energiesthat inhabit the land of Puglia since the dawn of time. An harmonic exploration into colorful, vibrant sunrise atmospheres and emotional, introspectivesunset sensations. One Body. Many Souls. PF001 //The Frst installment comes with four contributions by festival aliates and long timefriends - from the explorative psychedelia of Francis Inferno Orchestra and the introspectiveexotica of Simone de Kunovich, to the playful 707- ish mediterranean vibes of Jolly Mare and thebalearic uplifting arpeggios of Yanik Park. The package represents indeed a tribute to Itria, the magic Valley placed between two seas,Adriatico and Ionio, in the earth of Regione Puglia.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. Francis Inferno Orchestra - Psychotria Think Tank
                                                                                A2. Simone De Kunovich - Passiflora Dub
                                                                                B1. Yanik Park - Ponytrip
                                                                                B2. Jolly Mare - Deu Deu

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Colemine Records Presents: Brighter Days Ahead

                                                                                  From label owner Terry Cole, "It was on March 16, 2020 that we closed up our storefront as the reality of a worldwide pandemic began to spread across the Midwest. We had no idea how it was going to impact our shop, our label, or the artists we represent. We were all fortunate to have our family members stay safe and healthy; however, the livelihood of many of our friends and artists were drastically and immediately impacted. No tours, no live performances, record shops closed, pressing plants shut down, etc. And while the level of uncertainty was unnerving, from that uncertainty came the idea for Brighter Days Ahead. We knew we wanted to continue to release new music, but proceeding with our heavy 2020 release schedule as planned seemed ill advised. So the idea was to release individual tracks from many of our artists on a weekly basis and as a musical family, we could all help shine light on each individual artist weekly. Strength in numbers! So throughout the summer and into the fall, that's what we did. We released several dozen tracks and the weekly announcements certainly garnered a strong sense of community for our artists and fans alike. We're very proud to present Brighter Days Ahead: a compilation from our talented stable of artists on both our Colemine and Karma Chief imprints.”

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. The Ironsides – Sommer
                                                                                  2. Thee Sinseers - What's His Name . The Resonaires - Standing With You
                                                                                  4. Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos - Sunk In The Mist
                                                                                  5. Ikebe Shakedown – Adonai
                                                                                  6. Ben Pirani - More Than A Memory
                                                                                  7. The Winston Brothers - Winston Theme
                                                                                  8. The Harlem Gospel Travelers - Nothing But His Love
                                                                                  9. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Inner City Blues
                                                                                  10. Dojo Cuts - Here We Are
                                                                                  11. The Soul Chance, Wesley Bright - Who Could It Be?
                                                                                  12. Monophonics - It's Only Us
                                                                                  13. Ghost Funk Orchestra - Fuzzy Logic
                                                                                  14. Reverend Baron – Jackie
                                                                                  15. Rudy De Anda – Espume
                                                                                  16. Andrew Gabbard - Cloud Of Smoke
                                                                                  17. Young Gun Silver Fox - Baby Girl
                                                                                  18. Kendra Morris - This Life
                                                                                  19. M Ross Perkins - Wrong Wrong Wrong
                                                                                  20. GA-20 - I Ain't Got You
                                                                                  21. The Gabbard Brothers - Too Much To Feel
                                                                                  22. Neal Francis - Changes

                                                                                  Profondo Nero compiled by Cinema Royale

                                                                                  Profondo Nero narrates a storyline that goes beyond the borders of Italy’s musical legacy. Cutting across the face of Italo disco’s leftfield musicians between the early and late ‘80s, Profondo Nero champions a multi-faceted sound that nods to the blueprint of Italo disco but tries to dig deeper. The music is unmistakably Italo disco but moves away from the familiar classic sound. Amsterdam based collector Cinema Royale stitches together eleven tracks from 1983 – 1989, celebrating a sound he fittingly describes as ‘leftfield Italo’.

                                                                                  The compilation connects the dots between soulful disco (Louise Freeman – Mirage), synth-pop (Mark – Dreamland), electro-rap (Loukas Thanos – Jazzburger), breaks (Santoro – Lover Message), 80s dub disco (Jet Set – Love Break), Balearic (Isamar & Compañia ‎- No Estas), boogie (Tom Hooker – Talk With Your Body) and proto-house (International Music System - An English ’93).

                                                                                  Profondo Nero’s title salutes the legendary oeuvre of Italian horror director Dario Argento. His Profondo Rosso (1975) is a classic example of exquisite cinematic storytelling, boasting courageous colors, expressionist camera angles and an unforgettable Goblin score forming the ingredients for an intriguing piece of art. Profondo Rosso’s music, created the spark for a new Dekmantel Records endeavor led by Amsterdam based experimental film score connoisseur, record collector and DJ Cinema Royale.

                                                                                  For those in the know of underground Amsterdam music culture, Arne Visser aka Cinema Royale is among the city’s longest standing record collectors. Born to an Italian mother and Dutch father, Arne was brought up on a diet of Italo disco in the 80s. Cinema Royale explains: ‘For Profondo Nero I took a plunge into the lesser known fringes of Italo disco. From there I tried to connect, among others, San Francisco boogie, Balearic, Japanese late era Italo-electro and synth-pop funk. I hope you can hear what I had in mind: an infectious showcase of my take on traditional Italo disco that will hopefully get a lot of listeners itching for a spin. It’s fair to say that lately this particular sound has seen a reappraisal and renewed interest.

                                                                                  As a party-starting collection for entry-level connoisseurs or suave but lazy types, I hope Profondo Nero can be an education. I’m not claiming I’m the first DJ or collector to do so, but I did try do present something special by digging deep.’ It wasn’t my goal to unearth the most obscure tracks, instead I wanted to compose a compilation that takes you on a journey.
                                                                                  ‘In my opinion the best DJs create something extraordinary out of illogical selections by combining music against all odds and showing different kind of moods along the way. There’s a certain amount of arrogance involved: you take the music out of its original context. But by doing so in a very conscious way, you might be able to enhance the power of the individual records. Hopefully each song on Profondo Nero provides an intimate and memorable experience.’

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  says: All manner of deep and dope cuts on this Dekmantel comp, digging deeper into the sounds of the Italian clubs than your usual Italo comp. There's lots to love on here, but it's probably worth the entry fee for the I.M.S. and Tom Hooker alone.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Louise Freeman - Mirage
                                                                                  2. Mark - Dreamland
                                                                                  3. Loukas Thanos - Jazzburger
                                                                                  4. Galvanica - Nightlights In Japan
                                                                                  5. Santoro - Lover Message
                                                                                  6. Robert Sandrini - Occhi Su Di Me
                                                                                  7. Silvia Dheve - Night Ranger
                                                                                  8. Isamar & Compania - No Esta
                                                                                  9. Jet Set - Love Break
                                                                                  10. Tom Hooker - Talk With Your Body (instrumental)
                                                                                  11. IMS - An English 93

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Garland Records Pacific Northwest Snuff Box

                                                                                    Rare and unissued Pacific Northwest rootsy Americana! In addition to stellar ‘60s psych and garage, Salem Oregon’s Garland Records churned out some high quality, foot stompin’, ‘Country & Northwestern’ music. Archived here are a barn load of true Americana from unheard originals like the Cascade Sweethearts’ ‘Hard Workin’ Woman,’ The Heard’s unissued ‘Sweet Thang’ to stunning takes on Bob Dylan & Kris Kristofferson cuts. This is a PNW platter that you’d swear came from south of the Mason Dixon.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Tippy Toeing By Cascade Sweethearts
                                                                                    Since Daddy’s Not Around By Jim Thompson And The Colts
                                                                                    China Doll By Geronia Coyle And The G-Tones
                                                                                    Hard Workin’ Woman By Cascade Sweethearts
                                                                                    Don’t Be Angry By Chuck Wray
                                                                                    Friends Of Mine By The Heard
                                                                                    You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Dylan) By TYME
                                                                                    Me And Bobby McGee (Kristofferson) By Clint Briggs
                                                                                    Sweet Thang By The Heard
                                                                                    Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got) By Laura
                                                                                    (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got) By Chuck Wray
                                                                                    There’s A Time And A Place For Everything By Hubert Averette And The G-Tones
                                                                                    Fools Hall Of Fame By Clint Briggs

                                                                                    With three dynamite editions already under their belt Samosa Records ‘Funk Purpose’ series is rapidly turning into one of the finest V/A compilation series available on vinyl today.

                                                                                    Having already topped the charts in vinyl stores across the globe the first three editions were a hard act to follow but Samosa have put together perhaps their finest edition to date in Volume 4 with masterful tracks coming from Souldynamic, De Gama, HP Vince and AlexNY.

                                                                                    Opening up proceedings are Italian production duo Souldynamic with ‘Black Night’ which is perhaps the perfect set opener. It’s warm and dynamic but equally cool and controlled with soul drenched Philly style vocals. The wonderfully hooky string line gives it an immediate feeling whilst the funky piano and wah guitar licks will cause uncontrollable dancing and add a touch of grit.

                                                                                    Also on the A side is De Gama’s ‘Crocodile Boogie’ a monstrous slice of percussion heavy jazzy piano house. The keys give it a powerful punch and despite it’s jazzy leanings it has a cool 70’s theme feel which will open it up to the more clued up dancefloors out there.

                                                                                    Over on the flip Dutch producer HP Vince closes out his packed 2020 with ‘My Baby Got The Blues’ a deep blues edged house outing with a real classic feel. Rock solid drum programming gives the chilled vocal all the push that it needs for the dancefloor, it’s a track of togetherness, one for those small hours in both the club and the afterparty.

                                                                                    Closing the EP out De Gama has re-built super hot Argentine producer AlexNY’s track ‘Over’. Featuring another powerful soul drenched vocal the warm bass notes draw the listener in for what is a wonderfully crafted track. Again it’s got the dancefloor at its heart but is packed with more than enough class to give it long lasting appeal for home listening.

                                                                                    Funk Purpose Vol. 4 features four dynamite tracks all tied together by a late 60’s / early 70’s soulful ethos. Warm an approachable it’s an EP for the club, which again will undoubtedly see huge DJ and radio support, but which will also find itself on many a favourite playlist.

                                                                                    Another triumph for Samosa, grab them while they’re hot!

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    says: Polished, dancefloor-ready edits with some clever twists and turns to keep long-in-the-tooth veterans like myself interested. Nicely done.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. Souldynamic - Black Night
                                                                                    A2. De Gama - Crocodile Boogie
                                                                                    B1. HP Vince - My Baby Got The Blues
                                                                                    B2. AlexNY - Over (De Gama Re-Built)

                                                                                    'IDMEMO' would not pretend to be a representative compendium of 90’s-00’s Intelligent Dance Music. It was not Vladimir Ivkovic & Ivan Smagghe’s point when they decided on the project. It is a very personal snapshot of a moment in time, when both of them were working in record shops, when they were listening to indie and electronic music. One can not stress enough the importance of this crossing of roads, pop kids getting through to the dancefloor via Aphex Twin and nerdy house heads dissolving their four to the floor into the futuristic world of Warp compilations.

                                                                                    The compilation unfolds in the loosest, the best way to make some kind of sense. There are some classics (Black Dog’s lysergic 'Psyl-Cosin'), there are some rarities (that Zugzwang track), some tested late night floor melters (Reload remixing Slowdive) and some personal outlandish choices that strangely take their place (Spiritualized’s 'Anyway That You want Me-remix 3').

                                                                                    All in all, This is an anti-archive, a choice of tracks primarily lead by emotion, more pads than glitches,”intelligent” music depraved by that last half-pill at 6am rather than high-brow destructurations, Ivkovic & Smagghe hitting, as ever, at their own margins.

                                                                                    'IDMEMO' is a collaborative project between Above Board Projects, Offen Music and Les Disques De La Mort. Selected and sequenced by Vladimir Ivkovic and Ivan Smagghe. Art and design by Atelier Superplus. Mastering courtesy of Keith Tenniswood @ Curved. Manufacture and worldwide distribution by Above Board, 2020.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1.1 Cylob - Are We Not Men Who Live And Die
                                                                                    1.2 Chapterhouse - Alpha Phase
                                                                                    1.3 I.F. - Kisy Loa
                                                                                    1.4 Abfahrt Hinwil - Tech 7
                                                                                    1.5 The Marcia Blaine School For Girls - Sometimes My Arms Bend Back
                                                                                    1.6 Replicant - Analiz
                                                                                    1.7 7 Hurtz - Stokers Motor (Extended Mix)
                                                                                    1.8 Slowdive - In Mind (Reload Remix - The 147 Take)
                                                                                    1.9 Spiritualized - Anyway That You Want Me 3
                                                                                    2.1 Funckarma - Cellular
                                                                                    2.2 The Black Dog - Psil-cosyin
                                                                                    2.3 Seefeel - Spangle (Autechre Remix)
                                                                                    2.4 Passarani - Ixora
                                                                                    2.5 Soft Ballet - Sand Lowe (The Polygon Window Remix)
                                                                                    2.6 Zugzwang - Euphonic
                                                                                    2.7 Tinfoil Teakettle - 1982 For You
                                                                                    2.8 Beautyon- To Swing Pil
                                                                                    2.9 Beaumont Hannant - Utuba (Reprised Version)

                                                                                    Hot on the heels of Daje Cutz Vol. 1 which featured a trinity of talented producers in the shape of Monsieur Van Pratt, Matalo! and Paul Older, Samosa Records modern funk offshoot Daje Funk continues to evolve. Their follow up EP ‘Daje Cutz Vol. 2’ jumps from 10” to 12” so that they can pack in more of the finest dance-floor groove to help satiate even the most enthusiastic listeners among us.
                                                                                    ‘Daje Cutz Vol. 2’ brings in five heavy hitting tracks including club jams from M.B. Edit, C. Da Afro and label boss Les Inferno. There are also return appearances for Paul Older and Matalo! who’s Vol. 1 jams were picked up by DJ’s all over the globe.
                                                                                    Up first and keeping the labels support for Italian producers running strong is M. B Edit aka Massimo Berardi. His track ‘Your Love’ is packed with groove aplenty. Warm bass notes, funk edged guitar licks and smooth keys all surround a bluesy funk vocal. Building up slowly ‘Your Love’ is soon dancing head first into Temptations-esque smile inducing vocal harmonies and powerful brass solos which give us a quintessential hands in the air moment.
                                                                                    Matalo!’s 'Abeja' takes us off into heavy percussion edged 70’s vibe house music. This one is a gilt edged groover whose Caribbean flow is a real rollercoaster of emotions. With summer vibes through and through this one could very well become a BBQ rave and carnival staple.
                                                                                    Greek Disco machine C. Da. Afro is up next with ‘Manhattan Groove’ and it does indeed have that 70’s NYC feel coupled with a distinct and vibrant Latin edge. It’s a real musical tapestry of influences all flowing happily through its party spirit. Feel good energy aplenty right here! Over on the flip label boss Les Inferno gets in on the act with 'Hey Santana' which again has a 70’s Latin spirit swirling around within it’s percussion fuelled soul. This is another wonderful track which brings to mind the Blackout Allstar’s ‘I Like It Like That’ for it’s anything goes crossover dance-floor potential and we all know where that one ended up.
                                                                                    Last up but most certainly not least is Paul Older’s 'Amor Mio' and its a real monster of a set closer which brings to mind a Latin superstition with its heavy funk clavi loop. Paul has come up trumps yet again, he’s a producer to keep a close eye on with his deft dance-floor touches always impressing. Here he has looped this in all the right places as it ebbs and flows constantly with its sultry vocals and string stabs. If you love your funk with a 2020 edge this is another huge release from Daje Funk.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    says: Enjoyable edits with that tropical twist that goes down a treat. RIYL: Eddie C, Les Edits Du Golem, Messalina etc etc.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. MB Edit - Your Love
                                                                                    A2. Matalo! - Abeja
                                                                                    A3. C Da Afro - Manhattan Groove
                                                                                    B1. Les Inferno - Hey Santana
                                                                                    B2. Paul Older - Amor Mio

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    IDMEMO - A Future Of Nostalgia Vol. 2 - Compiled By Vladimir Ivkovic And Ivan Smagghe

                                                                                    'IDMEMO' would not pretend to be a representative compendium of 90’s-00’s Intelligent Dance Music. It was not Vladimir Ivkovic & Ivan Smagghe’s point when they decided on the project. It is a very personal snapshot of a moment in time, when both of them were working in record shops, when they were listening to indie and electronic music. One can not stress enough the importance of this crossing of roads, pop kids getting through to the dancefloor via Aphex Twin and nerdy house heads dissolving their four to the floor into the futuristic world of Warp compilations.

                                                                                    The compilation unfolds in the loosest, the best way to make some kind of sense. There are some classics (Black Dog’s lysergic 'Psyl-Cosyin'), there are some rarities (that Zugzwang track), some tested late night floor melters (Reload remixing Slowdive) and some personal outlandish choices that strangely take their place (Spiritualized’s 'Anyway That You want Me-remix 3').

                                                                                    All in all, This is an anti-archive, a choice of tracks primarily lead by emotion, more pads than glitches,”intelligent” music depraved by that last half-pill at 6am rather than high-brow destructurations, Ivkovic & Smagghe hitting, as ever, at their own margins.

                                                                                    'IDMEMO' is a collaborative project between Above Board Projects, Offen Music and Les Disques De La Mort. Selected and sequenced by Vladimir Ivkovic and Ivan Smagghe. Art and design by Atelier Superplus. Mastering courtesy of Keith Tenniswood @ Curved. Manufacture and worldwide distribution by Above Board, 2020.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    says: Keeping our cockles radioactively-warm during the ice cold Christmas, volume 1 was a regular feature on my deck at home. Volume 2 is equally beguiling: conjuring soundscapes of steep, jagged, mountain silhouettes, lost frozen lakes and bleak tundras. Haunting, electronic expressions that stay with you long after the record's finished.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. Funckarma - Cellular
                                                                                    A2. The Black Dog - Psil-Cosyin
                                                                                    B1. Seefeel - Spangle (Autechre Remix)
                                                                                    B2. Passarani 2099 - Ixora
                                                                                    C1. Soft Ballet - Sand Lowe (The Polygon Window Remix)
                                                                                    C2. Beautyon - To Swing Pil
                                                                                    D1. Zugzwang - Euphonic
                                                                                    D2. Beamont Hannant - Utuba (Reprised Version)

                                                                                    New Detroit Electronic Quarterly 12" featuring new music from UR's Jon Dixon, Claude Young, DJ Holographic and more. 

                                                                                    Detroit Electronic Quarterly Music Magazine celebrates newly found non-profit status with a diverse, eight track release. From house to techno to experimental music from Detroit producers DJs and fans alike can find tracks to use in the club, at home or in transit. Solid tracks across the spectrum from scene veterans Jon Dixon (UR), John Briggs aka Zoetic (Atjazz, Yoruba), Claude Young Jr (Frictional and many more) and Techmarine Bottom Feeders (Paris the Black Fu of Detroit Grand Pubahs, Luxus Varta) as well as a remix from Rocksteady Disco’s Peter Croce and tracks from Viands (David Shettler and Joel Peterson of Two Rooms Recordings), DJ Moppy and DJ Holographic of Detroit Sound System. Support!

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. Jon Dixon - Resurge
                                                                                    A2. John Briggs - Beyond The Horizon (Redacted Mix)
                                                                                    A3. Peabody & Sherman - Road To Yesterday (Peter Croce Rocksteady Disco Remix)
                                                                                    A4. Viands- Non-Automoton
                                                                                    B1. Claude Young Jr - Detroit Noir (Year 2120)
                                                                                    B2. Techmarine Bottom Feeders - Dystopian Utopia
                                                                                    B3. DJ Holographic And Alex Wilcox - Because Of Detroit (Radio Edit)
                                                                                    B4. DJ Moppy - Shiva Teachings

                                                                                    Following on from 2012’s acclaimed “Fame” Post-Punk & 2015's "Perfect Motion" Psychedelic-Baggy 1988-93 compilations, Jon Savage decided to focus upon Electronic music from the Post-Punk era 1978-82 & has compiled an album that takes in Disco, proto-techno & experimental sounds..

                                                                                    This compilation is selected and curated by renowned cultural commentator, writer and film-maker Jon Savage. Amongst many highly revered projects Jon has produced the definitive work on Punk Rock in “England's Dreaming” and the documentary & book “Teenage” The Creation of Youth, 1875 - 1945. He is also the biographer of Joy Division & author of the top 10 Sunday Times best seller "This Searing Light, The Sun & Everything Else" The Oral History Of Joy Division in 2019.

                                                                                    Includes rare tracks & full length 12" versions

                                                                                    Re-mastered with care & attention from the very best available audio sources for maximum listening pleasure.. 

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. The Droids - Do You Have The Force ? 3"25
                                                                                    A2. Sylvia Love - Extraterrestrial Lover 6"59
                                                                                    A3. Transvolta - Disco Computer 6"50
                                                                                    A4. Rayon Laser - Funky Meteor 2"40
                                                                                    B1. Harry Thurmann - Underwater (12" Version) 6"05
                                                                                    B2. Slick - Space Bass (12" Version) 7"06
                                                                                    B3. Suicide - Mr Ray 5"14
                                                                                    B4. The Flying Lizards - Steam Away 4"48
                                                                                    C1. BGM / And 4"36
                                                                                    C2. Monoton - Shortwavetransmission 3"03
                                                                                    C3. The Sea Of Wires - Seascape 12"10
                                                                                    D1. Cabaret Voltaire - Invocation 6"24
                                                                                    D2. A Number Of Names  - Sharevari 5"30
                                                                                    D3. Homenaje A Patrick Cowley 10"07

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Soul Jazz Records Presents Cuba: Music And Revolution - Culture Clash In Havana - Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1

                                                                                    ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution’ is a new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba. The album comes as a deluxe double CD and heavyweight triple vinyl, complete with extensive sleeve notes, jam-packed with heavy basslines, synth and WahWah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

                                                                                    The album is released to coincide with the massive new deluxe large format book ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90’, which is also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) and which features the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution. The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés, as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba - and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.

                                                                                    The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s - who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album has never been heard outside of Cuba. Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades - Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    says: Following on from *that* gorgeous book with all of the beauty in it is the musical collection of the same. Compiled by some of the greatest selectors around on the scene, this is a fascinating and superb collection of groovers, shakers and under-appreciated heavy hitters.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Grupo Irakere - Chequere Son
                                                                                    Conjunto Rumbavana - El Son Del Campeon
                                                                                    Juan Formell & Los Van Van - Mi Ritmo Caliente
                                                                                    Grupo Monumental - Mi Son Caridad
                                                                                    Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC - Sondeando
                                                                                    Las D'Aida - Con Cadencia Y Con Dulzura
                                                                                    Juan Formell & Los Van Van - Y No Le Conviene
                                                                                    Pablo Milanés - Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
                                                                                    Emíliano Salvador - Luna Wanestain
                                                                                    Los Reyes 73 - Un Lamento Hecho Cancion
                                                                                    Eduardo Ramos - Vocación Revolución
                                                                                    Grupo Mounmental - Hasta Las Cuantas
                                                                                    Los 5 U 4 - Solo Esta Musica
                                                                                    Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC - Canción Con Todos
                                                                                    Orquesta Los Van Van - Yo Se Que Van Van
                                                                                    Grupo Mounmental - Nadie Se Siente Cansado
                                                                                    Orquesta Ritmo Oriental - Maria, Baila El Son
                                                                                    Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - Rompe Cocorioco
                                                                                    Los Reyes 73 - Grandes Amigos
                                                                                    Paquito D'Rivera - La Patica
                                                                                    Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC - Grifo
                                                                                    Raúl Gómez - Dacapo
                                                                                    Grupo Irakere - Juana 1600

                                                                                    The first 12 volumes of our hugely popular Spiritual Jazz series have unearthed a wealth of historic recordings in the genre, collating a variety of works from the '50s to the '80s by artists from all around the world.

                                                                                    And so, with Volume 13, we turn our attention to what's happening NOW.

                                                                                    Over the course of 24 tracks and spanning 2 x 2LPs, we present an overview of the contemporary exponents of Spiritual Jazz; musicians who are intent on bringing something personal to the table, as much as they recognize the importance of those who have paved the way for them. We feature music recorded within the past 20 years and from 15 different countries, including modern classics from veterans Steve Reid and Idris Ackamoor, providing a vital link between the past masters and the enlightened new generation.

                                                                                    It's pioneers such as John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders et al, with their innovations in reaching another plane of consciousness that was and remains uppermost in the minds of exponents of Spiritual Jazz. Fittingly, several of the artists featured on this compilation, such as Cat Toren and David Boykin, are practitioners of the art of music therapy and sound healing, and have absolute conviction in the role of song as solace. The pioneers may no longer be with us, but their saintly selves loom large, shining a light in the darkness, inspiring many a brave new disciple today, as this album will testify: the new wave of jazz is gathering pace and still sounds fresh, vibrant and as relevant as ever.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    says: Volume 13 of Spiritual Jazz is spoiling us with absolute favourites from the jazz world including Makaya McCraven, Shabaka & The Ancestors and Nat Birchall to name a few! Serene, uplifting and joyful this compilation has encapsulated what jazz music is all about.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Benjamin Herman - Lizard Waltz
                                                                                    2. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - An Angel Fell
                                                                                    3. Nat Birchall - The Black Ark
                                                                                    4. Chip Wickham - Shamal Wind
                                                                                    5. Jimi Tenor & Kabukabu - Suite Meets
                                                                                    6. Black Flower - Winter
                                                                                    7. Darryl Yokley - Echoes Of Ancient Sahara
                                                                                    8. Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble - Sounds Like Now
                                                                                    9. Oiro Pena - Nimeton
                                                                                    10. Cat Toren - Soul
                                                                                    11. Wisdom Of Elders - Shabaka & The Ancestors
                                                                                    12. Gnawa - Makaya McCraven

                                                                                    The first 12 volumes of our hugely popular Spiritual Jazz series have unearthed a wealth of historic recordings in the genre, collating a variety of works from the '50s to the '80s by artists from all around the world.

                                                                                    And so, with Volume 13, we turn our attention to what's happening NOW.

                                                                                    Over the course of 24 tracks and spanning 2 x 2LPs, we present an overview of the contemporary exponents of Spiritual Jazz; musicians who are intent on bringing something personal to the table, as much as they recognize the importance of those who have paved the way for them. We feature music recorded within the past 20 years and from 15 different countries, including modern classics from veterans Steve Reid and Idris Ackamoor, providing a vital link between the past masters and the enlightened new generation.

                                                                                    It's pioneers such as John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders et al, with their innovations in reaching another plane of consciousness that was and remains uppermost in the minds of exponents of Spiritual Jazz. Fittingly, several of the artists featured on this compilation, such as Cat Toren and David Boykin, are practitioners of the art of music therapy and sound healing, and have absolute conviction in the role of song as solace. The pioneers may no longer be with us, but their saintly selves loom large, shining a light in the darkness, inspiring many a brave new disciple today, as this album will testify: the new wave of jazz is gathering pace and still sounds fresh, vibrant and as relevant as ever.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    says: Volume 13 Part 2 is equally as on point, from energetic and vivid sounds from Menagerie to alleviating cool-calm vibes from Vibration Black Finger. Jazzman strikes the perfect balance of including traditional jazz aspects alongside refreshing modern tracks.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. The Cosmic Range - Palms To Heaven
                                                                                    2. Vibration Black Finger - Empty Streets
                                                                                    3. Abeeku - Slow Sweet Burn
                                                                                    4. Wildflower - Flute Song
                                                                                    5. The Pyramids - Memory Ritual
                                                                                    6. Steve Reid Ensemble - For Coltrane
                                                                                    7. Trane's Groove - Carla Marciano
                                                                                    8. Angel Bat Dawid - What Do I Tell My Children Who Are Black (Dr. Margaret Burroughs)
                                                                                    9. Menagerie - Nova
                                                                                    10. Teemu Akerblom - Avo's Tune
                                                                                    11. Vessels - The Jamie Saft Quartet
                                                                                    12. Jonas Kullhammar - Paris

                                                                                    On 20th November, Brownswood Recordings release the 4th edition of the Future Bubblers compilation. An expansion of Gilles Peterson’s network and supported by Arts Council England, the talent discovery and artist development scheme focuses on developing unsigned talent and building audiences for new left-field music. With support from PRS Foundation as Talent Development Partners, the professional recording, manufacturing and physical release of Future Bubblers 4.0 is made possible. Unlike any other initiatives within music, the compilation acts as a springboard for the musician’s careers with the cooperative model providing direct revenue to the artists by a share of the profits resulting in a sustainable income to work from. Previous Future Bubblers include artists such as Yazmin Lacey, Skinny Pelembe, MC Snowy and Kayla Painter to name a few. The 8 track compilation is a musically diverse collection of tracks, fusing genres that span across Electronic, Alt-R&B, Alt-Hip-Hop, Spoken word, Neo-Soul, Jazz and beyond. Opening with Forest Law - who recently released his debut EP on Brownswood Recordings - ‘Slow One’ combines his effortless vocals with a kaleidoscopic of groove-driven instrumentation. Singer/songwriter Quko demonstrates sonic elegance on his emotive track ‘My Darling Spaceship’ whilst HMD’s ‘If I’ reminds us that we’re only given one shot at life. Up next, Kiddus offers up a bouncy, late-night vibe on ‘Slow’ and An Alien Called Harmony switches things up with Nadeem Din-Gabisi and Metta Shiba proving their formidable connection on ‘N.H.H’. Manchester MC KinKai pours his old soul onto the page on ‘Scatty Brain Dump’ followed by Iman Houssein’s distorted vocals and delicate keys on ‘Slow Things Down’. Rounding the compilation off perfectly is Lazy H’s epic ‘When The Horn Comes In’ which perfectly combines elements of electronic and live. Spanning just over 30 minutes, Future Bubblers 4.0 is an extremely impressive assemblage of talent who have all delivered top-shelf tunes. Released both digitally and on vinyl, the compilation embodies the spirit of the musicians as well as the team behind Future Bubblers.

                                                                                    BBC 6Music play - Premiere for Lazy H as Near Future track on BBC 6Music, Mary Anne Hobbs. Comes in at 1:09:56
                                                                                    BBC 6Music play on Gilles Peterson’s show, for Iman Houssein 'Slow Things Down’, comes in at 1:19:27
                                                                                    Think Outside with Lefto show simulcast on Worldwide FM & Kiosk, played Iman Houssein 'Slow Things Down’, listen back link available here.

                                                                                    “A pleasing round-up of names to watch"
                                                                                    DJ Mag’s reviewed the project, attached a screen shot
                                                                                    Other magazines and publications have also supported such as COLORS Blog, Vinyl Factory, Guap, Mixmag & More. 



                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    says: The long awaited Future Bubblers 0.4 is here after some Covid- hold ups, now we can bask in the beauty of this compilation. As always Brownswood locates all the up and coming talent in Nu Jazz, Hip Hop and Neo Soul so you’re always up to date with what’s hot right now!

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Forest - Law Slow One
                                                                                    2. Quko - My Darling Spaceship
                                                                                    3. Hmd - If I
                                                                                    4. Kiddus - Slow
                                                                                    5. An Alien Called Harmony - N.H.H (Needlessly Heedlessly Headless)
                                                                                    6. Kinkai - Scatty Brain Dump
                                                                                    7. Iman Houssein - Slow Things Down
                                                                                    8. Lazy H - When The Horns Come In

                                                                                    Star Creature follows up the (now out of print) "Attack Of Chicago Boogie" with another dope collection of ultra rare hard to find boogie gems. Sub-titled "This Love Will Last", it's s a team up between Chicago's Boogie Munster Crew and Star Creature. Compiled by Tim Zawada and Kool Hersh, you get four more Holy Grail Private Press Chicago Boogie tracks officially licensed and sourced direct from the artists right in their own back yards.

                                                                                    Some of these originals haven't even made it to you YouTube! Unseen and unheard and now unearthed. Slight DJ Friendly Touch Ups, remastered for modern sound systems. Tracks by Special Touch, Duke Turner, On Stage and Kareem Rashad.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    says: 'Rarities' gets banded about a lot on the disco & boogie front; but Star Creature truly dig up some unhear treasure here for the second instalment of their sell-out series. Sleep at your peril!

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. Special Touch - Shakin' Your Body (Poppin' Your Thang)
                                                                                    A2. Duke Turner - Sugar Baby Your Love (Kool Hersh Edit)
                                                                                    B1. On Stage - Hooked On Your Love (alternate Mix)
                                                                                    B2. Kareem Rashad - Dance (TZ Edit)

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Back To The Future - Music From The Motion Picture

                                                                                      Mondo is proud to present the original soundtrack album, for one of the most beloved films of all time: BACK TO THE FUTURE

                                                                                      In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the film, Mondo has partnered with the legendary poster artist Drew Struzan, the artist behind the original theatrical one-sheet, to create all-new packaging for this re-issue. Featuring illustrations and unused poster art created in 1985 for the film, this vinyl reissue has been remastered and pressed on 180 Gram Colored vinyl.





                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                      1. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis And The News
                                                                                      2. Time Bomb Town - Lindsey Buckingham
                                                                                      3. Back To The Future - The Outatime Orchestra Conducted By Alan Silvestri
                                                                                      4. Heaven Is One Step Away - Eric Clapton
                                                                                      5. Back In Time - Huey Lewis And The News

                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                      6. Back To The Future Overture - The Outatime Orchestra Conducted By Alan Silvestri
                                                                                      7. The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry) - Etta James
                                                                                      8. Night Train - Marvin Berry And The Starlighters
                                                                                      9. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - Marvin Berry And The Starlighters
                                                                                      10. Johnny B. Goode - Marty McFly With The Starlighters

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      Scotch Bonnet Presents Puffers Choice Vol. 3

                                                                                        For over two decades, Glasgow’s Mungo’s Hi Fi and their label Scotch Bonnet have spread their fun, forward-thinking reggae music around the world. And this ethos is triple-distilled into their now eagerlyawaited Puffer’s Choice compilations. The latest, third edition in the series collects some the last few years' top collaborative highlights onto one LP. With its cover bearing the MacLeod of Lewis tartan, Puffer’s Choice 3 is a celebration of both the label’s Scottish heritage and their global family tree of links with sound systems, artists and producers who share the same spirit. The album begins with Heavenz by Norwich-based producers Chief Rockas, featuring the hypnotic flow of Jamaican-born emcee Mr Williamz, over a smoking “re-lick” of the famous Heavenless rhythm. It’s followed by the soulful voice of Ireland’s Cian Finn, singing traditional Celtic song Go Lassie on a sparse, dubby Mungo’s backing. This track was previously released on Mungo’s offshoot imprint Dumbarton Rock which quickly sold out. The pastoral becomes the political as US-born, Wales-based crooner Jeb Loy Nichols gently reminds the world that To Be Rich (Should Be A Crime).


                                                                                        It’s a biting message from Nichols’ album 'Long Time Traveller' produced by legendary dubbist Adrian Sherwood of On-U Sound. Scotch Bonnet crew member Stalawa draws on the African excursions that yielded 2019’s acclaimed Stalawa In East Africa EP. Rather Be Alone, featuring Kenya's 'First Lady of hip hop and reggae’ Nazizi, is the next cut to Ease Up the Pressure by Jamaica’s Delroy Melody and Uganda’s C Wyne. Swedish production unit Viktorious (who Puffer's Choice fans will remember from 2016’s volume 1) revive Hotstepper, a lost lyric from Jamaican veteran Earl Cunningham. It was an unreleased artefact from a 1980s sound system cassette that deserves a wider audience. The digital sounds that rose in the 80s continue with Crucial by Swiss producer Bony Fly and New York vocalist JonnyGo Figure – whose style reminded Mungo’s of another NYC legend, Shinehead. The record flips over to celebrate UK sound system heritage, with the first ever vinyl release of Interrupt’s Lyrics Spree, a family affair involving three generations of British lyricists, Parly B, Daddy Freddy and Tippa Irie. Also getting a first release on wax is hard-puffing, all Jamaican dancehall affair BBS, featuring Shokryme and RTKal. Produced by experimental Kingston collective Equiknoxx, it demonstrates that however far Mungo’s Hi Fi’s interest in reggae may travel, they still listen to the island where it all started…

                                                                                        At the other end of the scale, musically and geographically, is Weak Hearts, a haunting, mechanical soundscape from New Zealand dubstep project Flying Fox. Its sparing, sampled vocal contrasts with the loud and clear anti-racist lyricism of Black, chanted by Jamaican sing-jay Skari over a deliberately unobtrusive backdrop from Belgium’s INT DUB. Mungo’s Hi Fi themselves make a reappearance on the flipside with hymn to solitude, In My Zone, by Bristol emcee Gardna and singer Charli Brix. Taken from Gardna's debut album, the rhythm is a Mungo’s homage to Coki - Dry Cry (a dubstep bootleg using an old Sizzla acapella). The album’s final port of call is Sailor West by Cumbrian dubstep producer Somah and ethereal Edinburgh-based singer Nem, who appeared on Puffer’s Choice volume 2. The third installment in what is now a reggae and dub lover’s institution, Puffer’s Choice 3 once again balances diversity with shared musical vision. Carefully selected by the Mungo's and Scotch Bonnet team, it stands for everything its creators value: community, experimentation, heavy bass and good times.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. Mr Williamz – My Heavenz (prod. Chief Rockas)
                                                                                        A2. Mungo's Hi Fi Ft. Cian Finn – Go Lassie
                                                                                        A3. Jeb Loy Nichols – To Be Rich (Should Be A Crime) (prod. Adrian Sherwood)
                                                                                        A4. Stalawa Ft. Nazizi – Rather Be Alone
                                                                                        A5. Viktorious & Earl Cunningham – Hotstepper
                                                                                        A6. Bony Fly Ft. JonnyGo Figure – Crucial

                                                                                        B1. Parly B Ft. Daddy Freddy, Tippa Irie & Interrupt
                                                                                        B2. Shokryme & RTKaL – BBS (prod Equiknoxx)
                                                                                        B3. Flying Fox – Weak Hearts
                                                                                        B4. Skari Ft. INT DUB – Black
                                                                                        B5. Mungo's Hi Fi Ft. Gardna & Charlie Brix – In My Zone
                                                                                        B6. Somah Ft. Nem – Sailor

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        Piccadilly Records Compilation 2020

                                                                                          Vinyl fans rejoice! We’re delighted to announce that we’re once again releasing a compilation LP, jam-packed with 12 tracks cherry picked from this year’s Top 20 albums.

                                                                                          A true representation of the diverse delights we stock, this is an eclectic selection from all across the genre spectrum. This dopest dozen do share a few things in common though, most notably a deadly combination of superior songcraft and production prowess whatever the style. 

                                                                                          Róisín Murphy starts the party with the bumping and building dancefloor sophistication of "Incapable" before former champ Kelly Lee Owens serves up the sleek, slinking and spectral "Re-Wild", an RnB tinged techno-popper best described as Minimal Nation on lean. It's a gentle transition from there to Zara Macfarlane's "Everything Is Connected", a perfect fusion of jazzy vocal tones and neck snapping beats which softens us up for the disco bliss of 'Obey' by chart topping Belgians Rheinzand. Heading towards the centre label we're seduced by Sufjan's spellbinding avant-pop while the irresisitbly louche Baxter Dury takes us on a midnight stroll through Soho. 

                                                                                          We shift gears on the B-side with a rocking opening salvo from RBCF and Fontaines D.C., whose guitars chime and churn in sunkissed splendour and punkish pressure respectively. Next up there's a double dose of indie-dance ecstasy via the brooding techno-pop of Working Men's Club and The Orielles' punk funk pearl "Bobbi's Second World". The ever reliable Tim Burgess treats us to a vintage bit of British artpop on the infectious "Empathy For The Devil" before Jim Noir brings the curtain down with "Good Mood", the sophisticated offspring of Air and Brian Wilson. 

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                          1. Róisín Murphy: Incapable
                                                                                          2. Kelly Lee Owens: Re-Wild
                                                                                          3. Zara Mcfarlane: Everything Is Connected
                                                                                          4. Rheinzand: Obey
                                                                                          5. Sufjan Stevens: Ursa Major
                                                                                          6. Baxter Dury: I’m Not Your Dog

                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                          1. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: The Second Of The First
                                                                                          2. Fontaines D.C.: A Hero’s Death
                                                                                          3. Working Men’s Club: Teeth
                                                                                          4. The Orielles: Bobbi’s Second World
                                                                                          5. Tim Burgess: Empathy For The Devil
                                                                                          6. Jim Noir: Good Mood

                                                                                          'IDMEMO' would not pretend to be a representative compendium of 90’s-00’s Intelligent Dance Music. It was not Vladimir Ivkovic & Ivan Smagghe’s point when they decided on the project. It is a very personal snapshot of a moment in time, when both of them were working in record shops, when they were listening to indie and electronic music. One can not stress enough the importance of this crossing of roads, pop kids getting through to the dancefloor via Aphex Twin and nerdy house heads dissolving their four to the floor into the futuristic world of Warp compilations.

                                                                                          The compilation unfolds in the loosest, the best way to make some kind of sense. There are some classics (Black Dog’s lysergic 'Psyl-Cosyin'), there are some rarities (that Zugzwang track), some tested late night floor melters (Reload remixing Slowdive) and some personal outlandish choices that strangely take their place (Spiritualized’s 'Anyway That You want Me-remix 3').

                                                                                          All in all, This is an anti-archive, a choice of tracks primarily lead by emotion, more pads than glitches,”intelligent” music depraved by that last half-pill at 6am rather than high-brow destructurations, Ivkovic & Smagghe hitting, as ever, at their own margins.

                                                                                          'IDMEMO' is a collaborative project between Above Board Projects, Offen Music and Les Disques De La Mort. Selected and sequenced by Vladimir Ivkovic and Ivan Smagghe. Art and design by Atelier Superplus.

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          says: Shoegaze techno. Smacky drug chug. Narco-baggy. All words attributed to the intangible shadows which lurk the music of Smagghe and Ivkovic. It's dark, moody and notorious with the late nite set.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Cylob - Are We Not Men Who Live And Die
                                                                                          A2. Chapterhouse - Alpha Phase
                                                                                          B1. I.F. - Kisy Loa
                                                                                          B2. Abfahrt Hinwil - Tech 7
                                                                                          C1. The Marcia Blaine School For Girls - Sometimes My Arms Bend Back
                                                                                          C2. Replicant - Analiz
                                                                                          D1. Slowdive - In Mind (Reload Remix - The 147 Take)
                                                                                          D2. Spiritualized - Anyway That You Want Me 3

                                                                                          Returning for Volume 3 of the sought-after series, Glitterbox Jams is back with another red-hot delivery of dancefloor gems, ready to become a record box essential for all discerning disco DJs. Delivering a selection of the imprint’s finest cuts, most of which have not been available previously on vinyl, the release opens with Glitterbox resident Melvo Baptiste’s debut on the label ‘Bad Company’. Featuring London vocalist Phebe Edwards, Melvo draws inspiration from golden-era disco with funk-fuelled guitar riffs, an irresistible bassline and percussive interludes. Yuksek’s remix of the Glitterbox debut from enigmatic Australian producer Sidwho? follows, a retro disco jam with a slick, modern twist. On the flip, pioneering Belgian producer Aeroplane’s remix of ‘Jump Into The Light’ by Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge opens the AA Side, displaying his signature nu-disco sound at its finest, with a bumpy, grooving bassline and playful synths giving the Glitterbox anthem a clubbier feel. Finally, a brand new 12” mix of Sticks & Stonez and Liv East’s ‘You’re My’ closes out the package, a blissed-out record that transports you to hazy summer days.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Melvo Baptiste - Bad Company (feat Phebe Edwards - Extended Mix)
                                                                                          A2. Sidwho - Shake (Your Body) (Yuksek Extended Remix)
                                                                                          B1. Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge - Jump Into The Light (Aeroplane Extended Remix)
                                                                                          B2. Sticks & Stonez & Liv East - You're My (12" Edit)

                                                                                          Music From Memory turns 50 with a special release "Virtual Dreams: Ambient Explorations In The House & Techno Age, 1993-1997". The first in a series of compilations, alongside more in depth artist-focused releases, "Virtual Dreams" will delve into music produced during the 1990’s that redefined the boundaries of ‘Ambient’. This was music that explored the possibilities of Ambient music within a new setting, created often by House & Techno music producers for a world beyond dance floors but made very much with the pre and post-clubbing listener in mind.

                                                                                          When House and Techno exploded out of America in the mid 1980s a whole generation was redefined not only musically but also culturally and chemically speaking. Peaking, quite literally, with a second ‘Summer of Love’ in 1988, millions of young people across the world would experience the life-changing ups of a brave new world but with it of course came the downs; enter the concept of a ‘Chill-out’ room. Whilst early Chill-out rooms lacked a specific sound and were often soundtracked by music such as reggae and soul, slowly young Techno and House producers themselves would become increasingly interested in developing a futuristic ‘Ambient’ soundtrack to a world beyond the thud of the main room.

                                                                                          ‘Ambient’ in this new age now though had sharper teeth than in Brian Eno's key text for ‘Music for Airports’, instead here the sounds were the mode of transport rather than the backdrop. While the melodies were pretty, the soundscape steered away from the pastoral, dreaming of outer-space and technology as opening up exciting new dimensions. Much like in the first Summer Of Love; the musicians were again exploring psychedelic, mind-altering and transcendental possibilities of music. And also much as in the first Summer Of Love, a psychedelic visual language would accompany the music. Though now the tracks could be accompanied by music videos, utilising early CGI techniques, they would look almost entirely to the future: envisioning technology, nature and humanity intertwined in a new Utopian future. Virtual Dreams of a better world.

                                                                                          From Ambient and early Chill-out classics, to lesser known one-off projects, as well as Ambient deviations by some of House and Techno’s leading producers, Volume One of Virtual Dreams features tracks by Bedouin Ascent, LA Synthesis, LFO, Marc Hollander, Mark Pritchard & Kirsty Hawkshaw, Richard H. Kirk and more.

                                                                                          To celebrate their 50th release the first 1000 copies include a holographic 'Virtual Dreams' sticker plus a special insert poster with artwork by Victoria Pacheco and design by Steele Bonus. 

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                          1. MLO - Birds & Flutes
                                                                                          2. Pulusha - Isolation (part Two)
                                                                                          3. Space Time Continuum - Fluresence
                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                          1. David Moufang - Sergio Leone's Wet Dream
                                                                                          2. LA Synthesis - Frozen Tundra (dub)
                                                                                          Side 3
                                                                                          1. Richard H Kirk - Oneski
                                                                                          2. A Positive Life - The Calling (Loved'Ub Mix)
                                                                                          Side 4
                                                                                          1. Sideral - Mare Nostrum
                                                                                          2. Primitive Painter - Levitation
                                                                                          3. Sun Electric - Love 2 Love
                                                                                          Side 5
                                                                                          1. LFO - Helen
                                                                                          2. Dubtribe Sound System - Sunshine's Theme (Sunshine Remix)
                                                                                          3. Human Mesh Dance - 8 (Infinit)
                                                                                          Side 6
                                                                                          1. Link - Arcadian (Global Communication Remix)
                                                                                          2. The Arc - Orphic Mysteries
                                                                                          3. Bedouin Ascent - Joyriding III

                                                                                          “I like the drive as much as the scenery”. Buckle up as producer, DJ, and archivist Cherrystones (Gareth Goddard) takes you on a return trip to Critical Mass! Those in the know speak of Cherrystones alongside the finest curators and compilers of our time. Preferring to move in the shadows, you won’t find Cherrystones on every identikit summer festival line-up or playing the big bucks Discogs tease on social media. However, it is why you will find him as one of the most long-standing members of the NTS family - “the greatest ever to do it”, according to founder Femi Adeyemi. And it’s why a host of underground artists make the call to check out his legendary record vault when passing through town. Or maybe you will have caught him at ease for hours behind the decks in the corner of an intimate, dimly lit joint pulling out killer jam after killer jam...

                                                                                          Running parallel to his world renown for collecting, archiving and sharing the furthest-flung sounds, Goddard’s own productions and soundtracks have long been revered - recently scoring campaigns for Adidas, Stone Island and YMC. Self taught as a teenager on a range of instrumentation and DIY production/programming techniques, his work is driven by the original idea of punk as an aesthetic - a creative portal devoid of rules. He has a life-long obsession with the soundtrack and was also gripped early by a love of rap (a trusted MPC 2000 never far from his side). The channeling of context, underscore, timing and placement has always fuelled the distinctive flavour of Cherrystones’ output. This open-eared and open-armed approach is what makes ‘Critical Mass Vol.2’ another stunning compilation.

                                                                                          As Goddard states: “this is not a rare-for-rare-sake appendix of bands designed to showcase exclusivity and superiority”. These are tracks that have lived with him, and he has lived within, gathered over travels throughout Europe - living, DJ-ing, and creating. Five years on from the first volume, this eighteen track compilation once again fully outlines the breadth and possibility of the post-punk and new wave era. “Many of these artists fell by the wayside as underdogs or were just too ahead of their time. These selections have strong rhythmic undertones - percussively and tonally - and you can hear the subtle influence of dance music and the dance floor as a reference point.”

                                                                                          On our journey we hear hyped up punk-funk from the Netherlands in the form of Koneć, the cosmic synth-stomp of Daniele Baldelli approved Italians - Neon, the gonzo, outsider shrieks of England’s Loco Lotus, through to the dark, dance floor groove of Belgium’s Siglo XX and, of course, there’s a whole heap more outré excursions on the way.

                                                                                          “From one of the last true originals - a personal, passionate draft of a "scene" that could have been. As far as possible from diggers' wet dreams - most of the music here is/was hidden in plain sight. So take one step back and figure out what might have gone wrong." Vladimir Ivkovic.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. The Danse Society - Dolphins
                                                                                          2. A Primary Industry - Bled Dry
                                                                                          3. Paul Lemos - Hog Rhythm
                                                                                          4. Koneć - Hey
                                                                                          5. Die Form - Slow Love
                                                                                          6. Neon - My Blues Is You (Slow Dub)
                                                                                          7. The Neon Judgement - Antoine
                                                                                          8. Loco Lotus - Passage
                                                                                          9. New Asia - Double Gates
                                                                                          10. The Mud Hutters - Bowl Of Cherries
                                                                                          11. Martin Rössel & The Dum Dum Boys - Pablo Picasso
                                                                                          12. Flue - Some
                                                                                          13. Unknown Gender - The Beast
                                                                                          14. Vitor Hublot - Clip Eroclap
                                                                                          15. Concise - Lady Run
                                                                                          16. Siglo XX - Moving Creatures
                                                                                          17. JP 118 - Le Vieux Satrape
                                                                                          18. November Group - Night Architecture 

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          Des Jeunes Gens Modernes Vol 3. - Post Punk, Cold Wave, Et Culture Novo En France (1978 - 1983)

                                                                                          Through the 24 pieces, rare and unpublished, carefully selected for this double LP, Beatitude agnès b. Musique and Kwaidan Records offer a retro-futuristic sound journey through this musical period so rich, so diverse and so innovative. And, in order to properly celebrate the launch of this long-awaited volume 3, the 1st Des Young Gens Mödernes festival will be organized in November 2020 at La Station - Gare Des Mines, with an intergenerational line up highlighting the musical lineage and the influence that this cold wave scene continues to exert on many emerging artists.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Analoid - Sans Issue
                                                                                          A2. Alena - Les Ailes De La Nuit
                                                                                          A3. Abitbol & Desperiez - Substance M
                                                                                          A4. Martin Dupont - Nice Boy
                                                                                          A5. Warum Joe - Ralph Und Karl
                                                                                          A6. Les Magistrats De Syracuse - Genese
                                                                                          B1. Codek - Demo
                                                                                          B2. Tintin Reporter - Chocs Emotionnels
                                                                                          B3. Tokow Boys - Swinging-pool
                                                                                          B4. X Ray Pop - L'Eurasienne
                                                                                          B5. Elise Cabanes - Loup Garou
                                                                                          B6. Les Stagiaires - Charles-Hubert
                                                                                          C1. Les Anonymes - La Prochaine Crise
                                                                                          C2. Opera De Nuit - Ami! Amant!
                                                                                          C3. Takenoko - Lee Harver Oswald
                                                                                          C4. Nini Raviolette - Je Te Nous
                                                                                          C5. Megaherz - Manche Atlantique
                                                                                          C6. Performance - Merveilles Attendues
                                                                                          D1. Spleen Ideal - Encore Un Jour
                                                                                          D2. Berlin 38 - Guerre Apres Guerre
                                                                                          D3. Oto - Anyway
                                                                                          D4. Jours Meilleurs - Petruchka
                                                                                          D5. Raison Pure - Data Girl
                                                                                          D6. Atom Cristal - Boulevard Circulaire

                                                                                          A&R Edits Revisited is a new series of 12” EPs from Greg Wilson’s vinyl-only label. Drawing from its diverse back catalogue, this new series sees the label re-issuing some of its evergreen classics, presented for the first time as four-track EPs, each showcasing the work of four different producers. Re-launched in the late summer of last year, A&R Edits has re-established itself as one of the authorities in the re-edits scene.

                                                                                          Between 2013-15 the label released edits and reworks from Henry Greenwood, Derek Kaye, Sophie Lloyd, Fingerman, Peza and Twisted Soul Collective – gifting them a platform to further their reach whilst servicing the continued growth of the scene. After four years of activity, it lay dormant for another four and returned in 2019 with the GW & Henry reworks of El Coco’s smooth grooving esoteric disco cut ‘Mondo Disco’ and Marshall Hain’s brooding Balearic treasure ‘Dancing In The City’. Whilst 2020 saw a follow-up in the form of Moplen’s edit of Tavares’ classic disco stomper ‘It Only Takes A Minute’ coupled with Greg Wilson’s edit of Moplen’s edit of Larry Levan’s mix of David Joseph’s ‘You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me)’, if you can follow all that!

                                                                                          The label will continue to release new material via this original series and now will be introducing its older material back into the mix with a new series. A&R Edits Revisited #1 will feature Henry Greenwood’s electrically charged rework of Neneh Cherry’s 1988 classic ‘Buffalo Dance’; Peza’s delicate yet driving update on The Blackbyrds’ slice of sunshine, ‘Walking In Rhythm’; Derek Kaye’s lively reinterpretation of The Player’s Association’s 1979 disco stomper ‘Turn The Music Up’; and Sophie Lloyd’s bass-heavy revision of Herb Alpert’s much-sampled groove, ‘Rise’. A&R Edits hopes to bring some light to the darkness of modern times with these updated gems from our shared musical history. Having inspired audiences in the past, they can now serve to inspire a new generation of music lovers.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Buffalo Dance
                                                                                          A2. Moving In Sound
                                                                                          B1. Music Up
                                                                                          B2. Arise

                                                                                          In 2020, Leng Records quietly reached the ripe old age of 10 years old. To mark the achievement, co-founders Paul ‘Mudd’ Murphy and Simon Purnell have compiled a special celebratory compilation featuring a mixture of historic tracks, overlooked gems, inspired remixes and previously unheard exclusives.

                                                                                          When founding the label, the pair wanted to represent the more chugging, mid-tempo end of the dance music spectrum – the point where 21st century nu-disco, Balearica and slow-house meets 1970s art-rock, krautrock and space disco. It’s this trademark cosmic disco-not-disco sound that dominates 10 Years of Leng, proving that the duo has rarely strayed from their sharply defined ethos.

                                                                                          Fittingly, the vinyl version of the compilation – a limited-edition affair which boasts a gatefold double-album and a bonus 10” single tucked inside – kicks off with an exclusive: the never-before-heard instrumental mix of Mudd and Harks’ joyous recent single ‘Susta’. Other exclusives across the collection include a wonderfully spacey and dubbed-out chunk of mid-tempo dancefloor fusion from San Francisco’s Cole Odin (‘The Numbers Game’) and, on the bonus 10”, brand new tracks from rising stars Lex and Harvey Couture.

                                                                                          From day one, Leng’s output has included commissioned remixes that are frequently the equal of, if not arguably an improvement on, the tracks being tampered with. That side of the label’s story is naturally represented on the compilation by a quartet of celebrated reworks: Mudd’s sleazy, mid-altering and insanely heavy ‘Slow Rave Mix’ of Tiago’s ‘The Source’, the glistening Balearic disco bliss of Max Essa’s instrumental version of Cantoma classic ‘North Shore’, Pete Herbert’s legendary piano-sporting nu-disco take on early Apiento gem ‘She Walks’, and an epic, dubbed-out Idjut Boys revision of Mountaineer’s ‘Golden Chalk’.

                                                                                          Elsewhere across the collection, Purnell and Murphy have chosen to showcase cuts from artists who have played a big part in Leng’s evolving story over the last 11 years. San Francisco’s 40 Thieves are represented by the druggy dub disco-meets-psychedelic rock chugger ‘Backwards Love’, while label mainstays Mushrooms Project offer up the even more psychedelic, rock-tinged headiness of ‘Hello Darling’. There’s also room for Turkish producer Ali Kuru’s inspired – and especially exotic – single ‘Luna’, and the low slung, always-rising cosmic disco heaviness of Fernando’s ‘Blue Impala’, an underground club smash for the label that first appeared in stores back in 2012.

                                                                                          Packed with sought-after tracks and overlooked gems, 10 Years of Leng is a fitting finale to the label’s first decade. In parts hazy, hallucinatory and heady, it deftly showcases the imprint’s refreshingly psychedelic and spaced-out take on contemporary electronic music culture. 

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Harks & Mudd - Susta (instrumental)
                                                                                          A2. Fernando - Blue Impala
                                                                                          A3. 40 Thieves - Backwards Love
                                                                                          B1. Mountaineer - Golden Chalk (version Idjut)
                                                                                          B2. Ali Kuru - Luna
                                                                                          C1. Mushrooms Project - Hello Darling
                                                                                          C2. Cole Odin - Numbers Game
                                                                                          C3. Tiago - The Source (Mudd's Slow Rave Mix) 
                                                                                          D1. Apiento & Co - She Walks (Pete Herbert Remix)
                                                                                          D2. Cantoma - North Shore (Max Essa Instrumental) 
                                                                                          E1. Harvey Couture - Les Portes De La Perception
                                                                                          F1. Lex - DF Bounce

                                                                                          Now, it's time to bring the party back to nightclubs, hotel bars and living rooms everywhere...Have you ever felt so wistful for the dancefloor? Have you ever been so in need of getting your personal shimmy on? Not to worry – Team Too Slow to Disco has your back. They present: “The Sunset Manifesto”. Sixteen ways to party wherever you are right now. Sixteen ways to add effortless chic to your: lockdown kitchen disco / home-office yoga studio / commute to the living room.

                                                                                          Their intention? To bring you a globe-trotting playlist of some of the most sophisticated, adult-orientated and dance-inducing pop music from today’s finest exponents of that Too Slow to Disco sound. And like a good detective about to crack a big case, DJ Supermarkt has been tailing these acts for quite a while now.

                                                                                          It’s an eclectic gang, from Westcoast USA to Norway via a hundred (14) places in between – but with a shared golden thread. That warm sonic palette that escaped from Laurel Canyon folkies and LA session gods is there, remade by a contemporary electronic sensibility. As acts they’re all touched by that lazy, daytime disco or Balearic style.


                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Kraak & Smaak - Hotel Sorriso
                                                                                          A2. Yuksek – Do Beijo (Extended Version)
                                                                                          A3. Poolside – I Feel High (Vibes4Yoursoul Remix)
                                                                                          A4. Moods - Vulf’S Back Pocket Regroove

                                                                                          B1. Glamour Hammer - Is It True (Feat. Toni Sauna)
                                                                                          B2. Prep - Love Breaks Down (Extended Dancefloor Edit)
                                                                                          B3. Turbotito – Heart And Soul
                                                                                          B4. Diskobeistet - Baner Vei (Extended Dub)

                                                                                          C1. Satin Jackets - Think About It (Jack Tennis 80S Disco Dub Remix)
                                                                                          C2. Luxxury - …At Any Moment (Doctorsoul Need To Survive Dub Retherapy)
                                                                                          C3. Kimchii – Windsurf

                                                                                          D1. Final Djs – Mistakes
                                                                                          D2. Roosevelt – Take Me Back (Falcon Punch Remix)
                                                                                          D3. Knight One – Imagination
                                                                                          D4. Private Agenda - 4 Step
                                                                                          D5. James Alexander Bright - Under The Sun

                                                                                          Hot on the heels of ‘Mordechai’, the critically acclaimed third album from US psych-rockers Khruangbin, the Texas trio are set to become the latest act to present their own LateNightTales in the popular, long-running musician-curated album series.

                                                                                          Having first come to prominence in 2013 when producer and D.J. Bonobo included Khruangbin’s ‘A Calf Born in Winter’ in his own collection of songs for the series, the little known Houston trio had yet to release an album, but have since gone on to become international superstars forming their own exotic, individual sound. “The LateNightTales series is such a special thing to be a part of because we wouldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for Bonobo’s LateNightTales, because that’s how we got into the LNT family – and got a break.”

                                                                                          With a mind-blowing selection of tracks that cross borders and cultures, Khruangbin’s deep love of global grooves – from Asian pop to Nigerian reggae – Japanese mellow groove to Latina flavas – are steeped in eclecticism; Nazia Hassan’s Hindi-disco ‘Khushi’, produced by British-Indian legend Biddu, South Korean rock band Sanullim who contribute ‘Don’t Go’, a pair of African bangers from Nigerian Maxwell Udoh and Roha Band, from Ethiopia; a diversion to Belarus for Песняры and thence to Madrid for the strident vocal performance of Paloma San Basilio with ‘Contigo’ before hightailing back to Texas.

                                                                                          Elsewhere, the Lone Star state reps proudly, with David Marez and Kelly Doyle plus, in the LateNightTales tradition, the band deliver an exclusive, horizontally brilliant version of Kool & The Gang’s ‘Summer Madness’, while the mix concludes with a spoken word piece by Tierney Malone, accompanied by fellow Houstonian Geoffrey Muller’s atmospheric banjo rendering of Erik Satie’s ‘Gnossienne’.

                                                                                          “It’s cool to think about what you would listen to late at night, as a band together, lighting a spliff, kinda vibe. We definitely wanted to cover as much global territory as possible; so it was the globe and then home. We wanted to show the treasures from our hometown, or people from our hometown that the rest of the world probably doesn’t know. That’s what makes Khruangbin Khruangbin. The stubbornness about being so hometown-centric but what makes Houston is this this constant international influence. That’s that gulf stream, bringing it right into Houston. So I guess that’s kind of the theme.”

                                                                                          The LateNightTales series was established back in 2001 with Fila Brazilia taking to the controls and mixing up the first of what would continue to be the first choice of music connoisseurs worldwide. Since then, the series has seen releases from the likes of The Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, Floating Points, David Holmes, Bonobo, Jon Hopkins, Röyksopp and many more.

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          says: Though I swiftly snapped up a copy of their first RSD single on the advice of my more experienced Balearic brethren, it was an early online mixtape which truly turned me on to this Houston Trio. Awash with Thai funk, Brazilian soul and hazy dub, this set beguiled rather than banged, encompassing that soothing, grooving style which has since become their signature. Naturally I came to this, their first official compilation, and on the excellent Late Night Tales no less, with the highest expectations; all of which were exceeded over the course of this mesmeric mix.

                                                                                          Through the cascading strings and shimmering harp of Santana & Coltrane’s opener, Khurangbin begin their dream sequence, an uncanny hour of vignettes in a land free from the conventions of space and time. The loved up dub of Houston contemporaries Brilliantes Del Vuelo gives way to blistering disco from 80s Bollywood, a cult art-pop classic from NY’s Downtown follows the sublime Blaxploitation soul of Gerald Lee. Songs separated by distance and decades sit happily side by side, united by an optimistic mood and ever-present groove. More than this though, each of these songs share a transportive quality; listening to the Nigerian boogie of Mawell Udoh, it’s impossible not to picture a Lagos nightspot, or the skyscrapers of Seoul when Sanullim’s soft pop stunner bounds out of the speakers. Even the band's own exceptional cover of Kool's 'Summer Madness' offers a deep concentration of the Khruangbin style, an invitation into their personal Shangri-La.

                                                                                          In an era in which the race for the rare can leave even the finest diggers blind to the actual merit of the music, Khruangbin's melodies sans frontières is a remarkable feat, each selection superb on its own and sublime taken together.

                                                                                          Khruangbin around the world and I, I, I can’t fight it baby.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          CD Tracklist:
                                                                                          1. Carlos Santana - Illuminations
                                                                                          2. Brilliantes Del Veulo - I Know That
                                                                                          3. Nazia Hassan - Khushi
                                                                                          4. Kelly Doyle - DRM
                                                                                          5. Sanulim - Dont Go
                                                                                          6. Maxwell Udoh - I Like It
                                                                                          7. David Marez - Enseñame
                                                                                          8. Gerald Lee - Can You Feel The Love
                                                                                          9. Justine & The Victorian Punks - Still You
                                                                                          10. George Yanagi - À�祭ばやしが聞こえる」のテーマ
                                                                                          11. Песняры - Зачарованная моя
                                                                                          12. Khruangbin - Summer Madness (Exclusive Track)
                                                                                          13. Paloma San Basilio - Contigo
                                                                                          14. Roha Band - Yetikimt Abeba
                                                                                          15. Tierney Malone & Geoffrey Muller - Transmission For Jehn: Gnossienne No 1 (Exclusive Spoken Word Track)

                                                                                          Vinyl Tracklist:
                                                                                          A1. Carlos Santana - Illuminations - 4. 23
                                                                                          A2. Brilliantes Del Veulo - I Know That - 5.20
                                                                                          A3. Nazia Hassan - Khushi - 4.25
                                                                                          A4. Kelly Doyle - DRM - 2.16
                                                                                          C9. Justine & The Victorian Punks - Still You - 7.45
                                                                                          C10. George Yanagi - À�祭ばやしが聞こえる」のテーマ - 4.02
                                                                                          C11. Песняры - Зачарованная моя - 5.54
                                                                                          D12. Khruangbin - Summer Madness - 3.21 (Exclusive Track)
                                                                                          D13. Paloma San Basilio - Contigo - 4.03
                                                                                          D14. Roha Band - Yetikimt Abeba - 5.20
                                                                                          D15. Tierney Malone & Geoffrey Muller - Transmission For Jehn: Gnossienne No 1- 5.00 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

                                                                                          Following on from last December’s sold out “Scarred For Life Volume One” CD and the subsequent clamour for a vinyl version, here we bring you a second volume of TV themes for the shows that might have been, or actually never were. An unashamedly hauntological deep dive into an alternative 70s/80’s where our viewing reality was slightly warped. Gauzy memories of our early interactions with the TV, long buried, but remaining in the periphery of our childhood memories...

                                                                                          The SFL Volume One team has been reassembled, with some significant new additions to the line-up. 

                                                                                          Taken from the sleevenotes: “You have in your hands an LP of top TV themes, all played with verve and panache by some of the most pre-eminent performers working in television soundtracks today. Whatever your taste in disturbing television viewing, this record is guaranteed to bring enjoyment to you and all the family. The selection of themes on the LP are penned and performed by a stunning array of star talent. Each piece of music, though intended to establish the mood of the series it accompanies, is deservedly popular in its own right, with several of these tunes already having made an impression on the upper reaches of the pop charts.
                                                                                          “From disorientating science fiction to creeping nuclear paranoia via unsettling children’s themes, Scarred For Life 2 is a record crammed with favourite tunes from your favourite programmes, so unrest assured that these pieces will not only give you many hours of listening pleasure but will also provide a lasting memento of your individual choices in the world of TV.”


                                                                                          Profits from this record will go to support the work of The Alzheimer’s Society.

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          says: Absolutely essential collection here from some of the finest voices in today's synth music, with a wealth of audio imagery making it's way through to your earholes, warped from tv themes and childhood memories of youth. Double disc set on purple / red vinyl. Amazing.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Pocket Pavilions – The Halcyon Clock (Opening Titles) (Daniel Högberg)
                                                                                          The Twelve Hour Foundation – The Brain Children (Jez Butler, Polly Hulse)
                                                                                          Correlations – Recall (Neil Hale)
                                                                                          Handspan – What’s In The Box? (Rob Colling)
                                                                                          Cult Of Wedge – The Day Before Doomsday (Pete Hackett)
                                                                                          Oliver Cherer – Tension Piece (Oliver Cherer)
                                                                                          The British Stereo Collective – In The Tall Grass (Phil Heeks)
                                                                                          The Bentley Emerald Learning Resource – The City Of Golden Lead (Benjamin Green)
                                                                                          The Soulless Party – A School At War (Kev Thomas Oyston)
                                                                                          Quimper – Happy Borders ()
                                                                                          Keith Seatman – One Lost Weekend (Keith Seatman)
                                                                                          Listening Center – Intermission (David K. Mason)
                                                                                          Pulselovers – Dobbs And Clogg (Matthew Maxwell Handley)
                                                                                          The Heartwood Institute – You Cannot Win A Nuclear War (Jonathan Sharp)
                                                                                          Oliver Cherer – Down White Corridors (Oliver Cherer)
                                                                                          The Metamorph - Theme From Stardrive (Gavin Brick)
                                                                                          Vic Mars – The Time Menders Return (Matt Davies)
                                                                                          The Home Current – Unknown Sameness (End Titles)(Martin Jensen)
                                                                                          Panamint Manse – Sunstroke Scout (WP Ulmer)
                                                                                          Salvatore Mercatante – The Garden (Salvatore Mercatante)
                                                                                          The Home Current – Theme From Lobster Boy (Martin Jensen)
                                                                                          Apta – Equinox (Barry Smethurst)
                                                                                          The Central Office Of Information – Through The Arched Window (Alex Cargill)

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          PLZ Make It Ruins - Locked Grooves

                                                                                            London-based record label PLZ Make It Ruins have today announced a 40-track compilation of original loops from popular artists across the spectrum of contemporary music. Each track is exactly 1.8 seconds long and has been crafted with the intention of being looped repeatedly, creating a uniquely hypnotic rhythm. The compilation is set for release on December 4th 2020 with net proceeds from the release as well as the project’s merch package being split between ACLU and Liberty UK - organisations that fight systemic inequality on both sides of the Atlantic. Among the list of contributors are Blood Orange, Arca, Clairo, 100 gecs, Kenny Beats, Dominic Fike, Four Tet, Floating Points, label head Vegyn and many more. Artwork for the project comes from Isha Dipika and Travis Brothers. Please see below for a full list of participants. The phenomenon of locked grooves is something that has captured the attention of DJs and record collectors alike for decades; the final note on a record forming a coherent loop as the album comes to a close, creating its own abstract beat. This abstract beat is then used by DJs as a tool to seamlessly blend tracks after the song’s final moments. This purpose is the genesis of the idea behind the project, allowing popular artists from all genres of music to give their own take on the formula with a host of different sounds and atmospheres. The project launched today with a one-off special on NTS, hosted by Vegyn, that explores the music of all the project’s contributors, as well as including a mix created from all 40 loops on the project.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. 100 Gecs - One Bar To Rule Them All,
                                                                                            2. Arca – UwU,
                                                                                            3. ARTHUR - Rest_less,
                                                                                            4. Blood Orange – MORRIS,
                                                                                            5. Buddy Ross – Future,
                                                                                            6. Channel Tres - Locked In,
                                                                                            7. Clairo – Jasper,
                                                                                            8. Daniel Aged - 3 Pictures,
                                                                                            9. Dijon - PEACKOCK!,
                                                                                            10. Domnic Fike - Cheesy Wine,
                                                                                            11. Duval Timothy - Penny Sweet,
                                                                                            12. Eris Drew - The Beat That Never Dies,
                                                                                            13. Floating Points – Recourting,
                                                                                            14. If You Spin Your Love Around,
                                                                                            15. HAIM - I Know Alone,
                                                                                            16. John Glacier - Shiny Sounds,
                                                                                            17. Kelsey Lu – Only,
                                                                                            18. Kelvin Krash - Guardian Angel,
                                                                                            19. Kenny Beats – Dontoverthinkshit,
                                                                                            20. King Kurle – Moonnn,
                                                                                            21. Lauren Alder – Thorn,
                                                                                            22. Loraine James – Sooth,
                                                                                            23. Matthew Tavares - I Know Myself,
                                                                                            24. Mica Levi - ˜

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Planet Mu 25

                                                                                              “25th anniversary compilation. It’s a mid-price cd, a snapshot to show where we are at after 25 years of the label. A selection of our roster and what we’re releasing in 2020. There is one exclusive - Basic Rhythm’s remix of DJ Nate. And six tracks from forthcoming albums for 2021, the tracks by RP Boo, Ripatti (aka Vladislav Delay), Jana Rush, Bogdan Raczynski, Meemo Comma and Eomac.” Mike Pardinas

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Soichi Terada Presents Sounds From The Far East

                                                                                              It's fair to say that Japanese house music is enjoying a moment in the (rising) sun at the moment with reissues and bootlegs popping up all over the show as DJs and label heads scour through on of the last unmapped territories of the dance music world. Standing at the centre of much of the mindblowing music passing through the shop at the moment is the name Soichi Terada, the founder of legendary Japanese house label Far East Recordings, and the star of this killer Rush Hour retrospective. Compiled by Hunee and lovingly pressed onto double vinyl and CD, "Sounds From The Far East" features eccentric and highly sought after material by Terada alongside collaborators Shinichiro Yokota and Manabu Nagayama. Born in the 1960s, Terada majored in computer science and electronic organ, founding Far East Recording soon after his graduation, in 1989, when he was unable to find a label for his musical output. "Sounds From The Far East" shines new light on Soichi Terada's label and work, and consists of material that was originally released in the early nineties. Alongside obscure gems like the frenetic "Hohai Beats" and the breakbeat fuelled "Good Morning", we're treated to Lexx anthem "Do It Again" by Yokota, the magnificent Balearic house of "Low Tension" and the instrumental mix of all out Pradise Garage anthem "Sunshower". This perfectly curated snapshot of one of music's unsung heroes is absolutely essential for any true house heads out there.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1, Soichi Terada - Saturday Love Sunday
                                                                                              2. Shinichiro Yokota - Do It Again
                                                                                              3. Soichi Terada - Sun Showered
                                                                                              4. Soichi Terada & Manabu Nagayama - Low Tension (Alternative Version)
                                                                                              5. Soichi Terada - Hohai Beats
                                                                                              6. Soichi Terada - Good Morning
                                                                                              7. Soichi Terada - CPM
                                                                                              8. Soichi Terada - Rising Sun Up
                                                                                              9. Shinichiro Yokota - Shake Yours
                                                                                              10. Soichi Terada - Voices From Beyond
                                                                                              11. Soichi Terada - Purple Haze (Edit)
                                                                                              12. Soichi Terada - Binary Rondo
                                                                                              13. Soichi Terada - Into Desert (CD Only)

                                                                                              Twelve unstoppable deep funk burners from across the Numerosphere. A smorgasbord of sounds from R&B’s dapper younger cousin. Loose guitars and chunky drums lie in wait for discerning break-makers to finely chop and flip. The only funk record you’ll ever need to own and a perfect addition to any funk lover's stocking this Christmas! 




                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              01 Swithold - Slowburner
                                                                                              02 Human Race - Human Race
                                                                                              03 Village Crusaders - Akiwawa
                                                                                              04 Hot Chocolate - So Dam Funky
                                                                                              05 Mickey & The Soul Generation - Iron Leg
                                                                                              06 Duralcha - Ghet-To Funk

                                                                                              01 Harvey & The Phenomenals - Soul & Sunshine
                                                                                              02 Sonny Harris - The Vibration
                                                                                              03 The Young Senators - Jungle
                                                                                              04 Creations Unlimited - Corruption Is The Thing
                                                                                              05 Joyce Williams - The First Thing I Do In The Morning
                                                                                              06 Willie Wright - Right On For The Darkness

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Lost Christmas: A Memphis Industries Festive Selection Box

                                                                                                This year Memphis Industries have corralled their musical titans to create some holiday songs with the hope of brining cheer and warming cockles to the cynical and season loving alike. A Christmas compilation of (mostly) original holiday songs from the likes of Field Music, The Go! Team, Jesca Hoop, Haley, The Phoenix Foundation, Stats, Francis Lung, Warm Digits, Rachael Dadd and The Cornshed Sisters. In aid of Crisis’ Home for All Campaign, £2 from every LP purchase goes to help their work. Chuck another log on the fire, pour yourself a large one, unwrap your brand-new turntable and stick on Lost Christmas to celebrate Christmas 2020 style.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Field Music - Home For Christmas
                                                                                                2. Haley - Like Ice And Cold
                                                                                                3. Warm Digits - Good Enough For You This Christmas
                                                                                                4. Rachael Dadd (with Rozi Plain And Kate Stables) - We Build Our Houses Well
                                                                                                5. Stats - Christmas Without You
                                                                                                6. The Phoenix Foundation - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
                                                                                                7. Francis Lung - To Make Angels In Snow
                                                                                                8. Jesca Hoop - White Winter Hymnal
                                                                                                9. The Go! Team - Look Outside (A New Year's Coming)
                                                                                                10. The Cornshed Sisters - Have A Good Christmas Time

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Studio One - Afrikan Blood

                                                                                                  THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 6PM.
                                                                                                  LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                                                                                                  Clement Dodd, the founder of the iconic Studio One label, was a fierce proponent of Marcus Garvey’s message of self-reliance that he had heard in his youth. Over the years he recorded and produced many songs that expressed the yearnings and feelings of his fellow Jamaicans. Afrikan Blood is a timely release that captures some of the roots reggae songs that speak to the injustices that still exist today. Many of the songs on Afrikan Blood are previously unreleased or unreleased stereo mixes by foundation artists like Alton Ellis, The Gaylads, The Wailing Souls and Freddie McGregor.

                                                                                                  As Judah Eskender Tafari sings, “Afrikan Blood keeps on flowing through my veins.”

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Al Campbell & Freddie McGregor - Born A Free Man [Previously Unreleased On LP]
                                                                                                  Rodley Brissett - Justice & Peace [Previously Unreleased On
                                                                                                  LP]
                                                                                                  Judah Eskender Tafari - Afrikan Blood (Take 2) [Previously Unreleased]
                                                                                                  Lloyd Anderson - The Lion Has Returned (Take 3) [Previously Unreleased] 
                                                                                                  Lloyd & Gerald - Thy Man Look Into Thyself [Previously Unreleased On LP] 
                                                                                                  Dennis Lovelock - King Alpha (Take 2) [Previously Unreleased]
                                                                                                  The Gaylads - I Am Free [Previously Unreleased Stereo Mix]
                                                                                                  Alton Ellis & Zoot Simms - We’re Gonna Climb [Previously Unreleased]
                                                                                                  The Wailing Souls - Hooray (It’s Festival Time) [Previously Unreleased]
                                                                                                  Zoot Simms & Arthur Robinson - Drought [Previously Unreleased Stereo Mix]
                                                                                                  The Viceroys - Rasta Leaves His Footprints (12” Mix) [Previously Unreleased]
                                                                                                  The Willows - Send Another Moses [Previously Unreleased On LP]
                                                                                                  Dudley Sibbley - Love In Our Nation (Take 1) [Previously Unreleased Stereo Mix]
                                                                                                  Larry Marshall - Freedom Song [Previously Unreleased On LP]

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Jazz Dispensary: Orange Sunset

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                                                                                                    The latest in our ongoing RSD/BF series of rare grooves and soulful Jazz from the Craft vaults. 180-gram colored vinyl.

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    SEX: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die

                                                                                                      First time ever on vinyl, the legendary compilation taken from the infamous Kings Road ‘SEX ’shop jukebox. Curated by Marco Pirroni of Siouxsie & the banshees, Adam & the Ants and SEX shop regular, a hand-selected treasure trove of underground/outsider classics – All of which were on heavy rotation throughout the mid-70s on Malcolm and Vivienne’s SEX boutique jukebox..

                                                                                                      Originally released in 2003 on OLLA records, “Sex: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die”, The 2020 Stranger Than Paradise Records edition includes new updated artwork plus testimonials from Marco Pirroni, Don Letts, Jon Savage, Jordan, Paul Cook, and Manicured Noise’s Steven Walsh.

                                                                                                      “…in my all-important role as ‘Sex’ shop layabout 1974-1976, it was my self-appointed duty to sit around and do nothing except be snide about everyone who came into the shop and continually play my favourite 20 records on the jukebox over and over again, until Jordan or Michael could stand no more and pulled the plug out of the wall……

                                                                                                      .. I had never heard of any of the 19 artists who had made my 20 favorite records (I still haven’t) and couldn’t imagine what they were thinking when they made them (I still can’t) but whatever it was they were thinking, they believed it - body and soul - and were making the records they wanted to make against all odds, including at times their own lack of talent. The one thing I learnt from those days was that it’s more important for an artist to be actively discouraged than encourage”

                                                                                                      Marco Pirroni

                                                                                                      “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 Malcom’s stamp all over it with a selection of outsider, freaky misfits. ..Long live outsider, freaky misfits and R’n’Rollz “

                                                                                                      Paul Cook, Sex Pistols

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      says: Back in 1975, one time Banshee and 80s Ant Marco Pirroni was a dedicated teenage delinquent, spending his days surrounded by the pornographic polyester of McLaren and Westwood’s infamous King’s Road boutique. For this compilation, originally released on CD in 2003 and now finally available on vinyl, Pirroni raids the shop jukebox to bring us twenty tracks brimming with hormones, solvents and teen spirit, each playing its own small part in the genesis of punk.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                      1. The Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
                                                                                                      2. The Creation - Through My Eyes
                                                                                                      3. Clarence "Frogman" Henry - Ain't Got No Home
                                                                                                      4. Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
                                                                                                      5. The Spades - You're Gonna Miss Me

                                                                                                      B Side
                                                                                                      1. The Castaways - Liar Liar
                                                                                                      2. The Strangeloves - Night Time
                                                                                                      3. Vince Taylor - Brand New Cadillac
                                                                                                      4. Arthur Alexander - Better Move On
                                                                                                      5. Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen

                                                                                                      C Side
                                                                                                      1. The Moontrekkers - Night Of The Vampire
                                                                                                      2. Screaming Lord Sutch And The Savages - Monster In Black Tights
                                                                                                      3. The Troggs - I Can't Control Myself
                                                                                                      4. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You
                                                                                                      5. The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel

                                                                                                      D Side
                                                                                                      1. Johnny Hallyday - Joue Pas De Rock'n'roll Pour Moi
                                                                                                      2. Loretta Lynn - The Pill
                                                                                                      3. The Spades - We Sell Soul
                                                                                                      4. Jackie And The Starlites - Valerie
                                                                                                      5. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner (Once)

                                                                                                      A major exploration of Tokyo's cutting edge 80s sound through the music of cult Japanese label Nippon Columbia and its Better Days imprint. For the occasion, Wewantsounds have teamed up with journalist and Japanese music expert Nick Luscombe who was granted rare access to the much-guarded Nippon Columbia's vaults for a masterful selection encapsulating the fascinating sound of Tokyo in the late 70s and 80s. The selection mixes electro, synth-pop, funk and ambient and features such artists as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mariah, Shigeo Sekito, Juicy Fruits, Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama and Yumi Murata. The tracklist includes many sought-after rarities and hidden gems which have never been released outside of Japan and the set has been newly remastered by Nippon Columbia. The album has been designed by famed London-based designer Optigram and is annotated by Nick.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Disc 1
                                                                                                      1. Ryuichi Sakamoto - The End Of Asia
                                                                                                      2. Mariah - Shinzo No Tobira
                                                                                                      3. Chika Asamoto - Self Control
                                                                                                      4. Jun Fukamachi - Treasure Hunter
                                                                                                      5. Yumi Murata - Watashi No Bus
                                                                                                      6. Hitomi Penny Tohyama - Rainy Driver
                                                                                                      7. Yumi Seino - La Maison Est En Ruine
                                                                                                      8. Kyoko Furuya – Tokyo

                                                                                                      Disc 2
                                                                                                      1. Kazue Itoh - Chinatown Rose
                                                                                                      2. Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe
                                                                                                      3. Juicy Fruits - (Jenie Gets Angry)
                                                                                                      4. Haruo Chikada & Vibra-Tones - Soul Life
                                                                                                      5. Colored Music - Heartbeat
                                                                                                      6. Akira Sakata - Room
                                                                                                      7. Yasuaki Shimizu - Semi Tori No Hi
                                                                                                      8. Shigeo Sekito - The Word II

                                                                                                      Rising through the queer American DJ circuit, Eris Drew and Octo Octa, co-owners of dance label T4T LUV NRG, share multiple decades between them actively participating within the dance music community and are currently both weekly residents on BBC Radio 1. The 21 track compilation was mixed from all-vinyl in their log cabin home and studio in the woods of New Hampshire, taking in cuts that span house, bassline, UK hardcore, and trance. It's includes exclusive tracks from both Octo Octa - 'River' – a trancey and euphoric house classic, and Eris - 'Reactiv-8' – an electro selection with Eris’s own vocals, as well as many rare 90s house gems previously limited to the collections of vinyl-heads and now available for download. Released alongside the comp is a double vinyl product with download code featuring ten full length tracks from the mix. 

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      says: Tasty compilation from a duo that cherish the sprawling umbrella of dance music right across the decades. They certainly know their onions - a thoroughly dug and presented mix which is fun and energetic whilst turning you onto some shit that you most likely haven't heard of - full marks!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      CD
                                                                                                      1. Project Sound - Sweet In The Morning (Project Sound Mix) [Hardtrax Records]
                                                                                                      2. 515 Connection - Positive & Negative [TDSR]
                                                                                                      3. RM Project - Rock 2 Tha Beat (Greenery Mix) [Smokin’ Rhythms]
                                                                                                      4. Y U QT - Fort Wibbler [Warehouse Raves]
                                                                                                      5. CZR - Structure [Texture Recordings]
                                                                                                      6. D'Menace - I'm Grate-Full [Blackwiz Records]
                                                                                                      7. Octo Octa - River [fabric Records]
                                                                                                      8. Vinyl Blair - Scratch N Sniff (The One Billion Dub Mix) [Hard Hands]
                                                                                                      9. Continous Cool - Automatic [Cyber Records]
                                                                                                      10. Global Method - Good Life (Orbital Mix) [White Label]
                                                                                                      11. DJ Hyperactive - Reptilian Tank [Strictly Hype Recordings / Contact]
                                                                                                      12. Alec Falconer - New Junk City [EXT]
                                                                                                      13. G.O.D. - Watch Ya Bass Bins [Urban Dubz Music]
                                                                                                      14. B-Zet - Everlasting Pictures (Right Through Infinity) (Booker T.'s Everlasting Klub Mix) [Eye Q Records]
                                                                                                      15. X-press 2 - Say What! (London Underground Mix) [Junior Boys Own]
                                                                                                      16. The Two Amigos - Everybody Get Up (Vocal Mix) [Footwork Records]
                                                                                                      17. The Beatfreaks - Boo Dem [Undercover Artists]
                                                                                                      18. Dr Motte & Westbam - Sunshine [Low Spirit]
                                                                                                      19. Marascia - Genetically Changed [No Label Records]
                                                                                                      20. Eris Drew - Reactiv-8 [fabric Records]
                                                                                                      21. Thursday Club - Dis Is Dis [TCR]

                                                                                                      Vinyl
                                                                                                      A1 Project Sound - Sweet In The Morning (Project Sound Mix) [Hardtrax Records]
                                                                                                      A2 G.O.D.- Watch Ya Bass Bins [Urban Dubz Music]
                                                                                                      A3 Continuous Cool - Automatic [Cyber Records]
                                                                                                      B1 Global Method - Good Life (Orbital Mix) [White Label]
                                                                                                      B2 Octo Octa - River [fabric Records]
                                                                                                      C1 Alec Falconer - New Junk City [EXT]
                                                                                                      C2 CZR - Structure [Texture Recordings]
                                                                                                      C3 The Two Amigos - Everybody Get Up (Vocal Mix) [Footwork Records]
                                                                                                      D1 Eris Drew - Reactiv-8 [fabric Records]
                                                                                                      D2 Marascia - Genetically Changed [No Label Records]

                                                                                                      ‘Welcome to the second instalment of my ‘Jazz Dance Fusion’ compilation series for Joey Negro’s Z Records. I continue to look back into the story & history of the UK jazz dance and jazz music scene; a movement that started for me back in the 70's. The sounds of funk & soul mixed with jazz, influences from Brazil, Africa, Europe and all over the globe, textures of instrumental sounds & voices, fuse to create the much-loved ‘jazz fusion’ sound that we love.

                                                                                                      Here we are in 2020 when interest in all forms of Jazz is growing fast as DJ pioneers such as Gilles Peterson, Patrick Forge, Perry Louis, Snowboy, Nick Hosier, Alan Mckinnon, Jim Bernardi, Kev Beadle, Harv Nagi, Shuya Okino and David Patterson continue to push all aspects of Jazz to converted and new audiences.

                                                                                                      So, to this compilation where I am showcasing unreleased material and offering tracks up for the first time ever on vinyl and CD. The track listing covers my addiction to dance-floor jazz, coupled with my passion for vocal and percussive jazz, with my usual trademark latin touches.

                                                                                                      Hope you enjoy the selection – turn it up loud and feel the jazz passion flow!’


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      CD:
                                                                                                      1. Paoli Mejias – Revelation
                                                                                                      2. Leslie Lewis & Gerard Hagen Trio – Keeper Of The Flame
                                                                                                      3. Curtis Lundy - Never Gonna Let You Go
                                                                                                      4. 8VB – Gengis
                                                                                                      5. Marita Albán Juárez Quartet – Upa Neguinho
                                                                                                      6. JD Walter - Golden Lady
                                                                                                      7. Steven Kroon - Tombo 7/4
                                                                                                      8. Hajime Yoshizawa Feat. Navasha Daya – Celebration
                                                                                                      9. Raffaela Renzulli Ensemble – Brasilia
                                                                                                      10. Carmen Lundy - So This Is Love
                                                                                                      11. Tino Gonzales – Latin Gypsy
                                                                                                      12. Grady Tate - Little Black Samba
                                                                                                      13. Jam Session Goes Latino - Manteca

                                                                                                      LP:
                                                                                                      A1. Tino Gonzales – Latin Gypsy
                                                                                                      A2. Paoli Mejias - Revelation
                                                                                                      A3. 8VB - Gengis
                                                                                                      B1. Marita Albán Juárez Quartet – Upa Neguinho
                                                                                                      B2. Steven Kroon - Tombo 7/4
                                                                                                      B3. Hajime Yoshizawa Feat. Navasha Daya - Celebration
                                                                                                      B4. Curtis Lundy - Never Gonna Let You Go
                                                                                                      C1. Carmen Lundy - So This Is Love
                                                                                                      C2. Raffaela Renzulli Ensemble - Brasilia
                                                                                                      C3. Grady Tate - Little Black Samba
                                                                                                      D2. JD Walter - Golden Lady
                                                                                                      D3. Jam Session Goes Latino - Manteca
                                                                                                      D4.: Leslie Lewis & Gerard Hagen Trio – Keeper Of The Flame

                                                                                                      You know it's gonna be your day when a new Disco Hamam lands in your lap! For the sixth edition of the delectable, collectable series, the label line up Hotaru, Red Lebanese and Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raa for a quartet of leftfield edits on the Balearic / cosmic end of the scale. 
                                                                                                      For the opener, Hotaru extends and expands upon Sapho's '84 single "Train De Paris", using the vocal and instrumental side of the 7" to create an infectious disco-not-disco groover with bursts of brass, metallic percussion and vocals francaise. Next up, Red Lebanese put their own spin on Cyril & Les Mediterranéennes ‎88 jam 'Couscous Party'. If (like me) you dig on kinda absurd Euro-pop with a Middle Eastern flavour, but (unlike me) don't have Plastic Bamboo sending you digging doubles, you can solve a lot of your problems with this A2.
                                                                                                      Flip it and f-f-f-eel the force of "Fekete" and "Salaam Sholay" a pair of razor sharp, bass boosted electro-breakers from Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raa. Menacing basslines and neck snapping percussion pack the dancefloor, but there's a palpable sense of silliness which keeps things from getting too serious.

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      says: This is fucking aaaace! Thanks to my man in Saint-Ouen I'm a proud owner of the A2 OG here, but Hotaru's edit of Sapho still makes me wanna buy this release twice. Then there's those two trippy electro cuts on the flip to contend with - ace!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Sapho - Train De Paris (Hotaru Edit)
                                                                                                      A2. Red Lebanese - La Vie C’est
                                                                                                      B1. Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raa - Fekete
                                                                                                      B2. Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raa - Salaam Sholay

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Southeast Of Saturn

                                                                                                        It makes sense that Detroit had a buzzy, thriving space-rock scene in the ‘90s. What American city’s denizens had a more urgent need to disengage and think outside the grim, post-industrial rustbelt realities? With space-rock (and its close sonic cousin shoegaze) being at once expansive and introspective, it naturally appealed to the young, intelligent artists who gravitated toward its vertiginous orbit.

                                                                                                        The music of Southeast Of Saturn did not arise organically from metro Detroit’s fertile soil. Locally, garage-rock, goth-rock, neo-hippie groups, and the usual preponderance of adequate bar bands dominated the landscape. Thirsty Forest Animals guitarist Andrew Peters summarizes the prevalent attitude among the Motor City’s space-rock contingent: “I don’t think we really noticed the local Detroit scene earlier on. We were more into the bands you would see in the NME / Melody Maker, zines, and records - mostly from the UK - on the walls at Play It Again”. If anything was a major factor locally, it was Play It Again, the independent record store in the suburbs of Detroit that nurtured the scene with its amazing curation of imports and killer used records picked up on owner Alan Kovan’s British record buying trips.

                                                                                                        Penned “Detroit Space-Rock”, the scene centered around Burnt Hair Records, Burnt Hair CEO Larry Hoffman’s Life According To Larry radio show, Zoot’s Coffeehouse and bands, such as Windy & Carl, Asha Vida, Füxa, Auburn Lull, and Majesty Crush. It was a modern movement of a more traditional “space-rock” sound, influenced less by The Stooges and MC5 and more by Spacemen 3, Loop, My Bloody Valentine and krautrock bands like Can and Neu!. Even the best-known artists on Southeast Of Saturn - Windy & Carl, Majesty Crush, Füxa - never achieved mainstream success, but within the rock underground, they inspired a cultish devotion that burns to this day.

                                                                                                        If you missed their evanescent output the first time around, this compilation will get you up to speed over its 19 mind-altering tracks. ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO ECHO

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        DISC 1
                                                                                                        SIDE 1

                                                                                                        1. No. 1 Fan - Majesty Crush
                                                                                                        2. She Doesn't Believe - Spectacle
                                                                                                        3. Nape - Thirsty Forest Animals
                                                                                                        4. Photon - Füxa
                                                                                                        5. Andromeda Drone - The Delta Waves
                                                                                                        SIDE 2
                                                                                                        1. Instrumental #2 - Windy & Carl
                                                                                                        2. Eskimo Summer - Asha Vida
                                                                                                        3. Continuum - Ten Second Dynasty
                                                                                                        4. By The Hand Of God - Children's Ice Cream
                                                                                                        5. Grey - Miss Bliss

                                                                                                        DISC 2
                                                                                                        SIDE 1

                                                                                                        1. Crasher - Astrobrite
                                                                                                        2. Stardriver - Naming Mary
                                                                                                        3. Shift - Glider
                                                                                                        4. Serenity - Space Monkeys
                                                                                                        5. Something Warm About The Rain - Jazzless
                                                                                                        SIDE 2
                                                                                                        1. Youreyesimmaculate - Lovesliescrushing
                                                                                                        2. Laughing At Roadsigns - Caliope
                                                                                                        3. June-Tide - Auburn Lull
                                                                                                        4. Butterfield Eight - Thumbling

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        Mr Bongo Record Club Vol. 4

                                                                                                          Curating the tracks for a Mr Bongo Record Club compilation is always such a pleasure. At a time when the expression "Music is My Sanctuary" has an even greater cathartic impact for many people, we set out to make this volume an extra special one - like an old favourite mixtape or playlist. For Volume 4 in this series we continue in the same mould as with previous editions, selecting current favourites and rare lost gems from the Brazilian, African, soul, funk, and disco genres. We present tracks from artists such as Azwon, Cindy & The Playmates, and Zé Roberto to name just a few. However, one main departure and progression to this edition is the first time inclusion of recordings by contemporary artists. These come from Matthew Tavares (of BADBADNOTGOOD fame), Wax Machine, and DJ Format & The Simonsound, which were originally featured on either limited private press vinyl releases or were previously only available digitally. We felt their inclusion was important and wanted to share these wonderful discoveries with a wider audience. They also complement, enrich, and fit perfectly with the flow and journey of the compilation. Here at Mr Bongo we hope you will enjoy this selection of seventeen eclectic songs (in tempo and style) as much as we do, whether they make you move your feet, take you on a trip somewhere, or trigger a happy memory.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. The Modern Tropical Quintet – Midnight In Moscow
                                                                                                          2. James Reese & The Progressions - Throwing Stones (Kenny Dope Mix)
                                                                                                          3. Cindy & The Playmates - Don’t Stop This Train
                                                                                                          4. Carnival - Eyes Growing Wider
                                                                                                          5. Azwon - Paradise Island
                                                                                                          6. Carlos Puebla And Santiago Martinez And Pedro Sosa - Sun Sun Damba E
                                                                                                          7. Pepe Sanchez – Sentimiento
                                                                                                          8. DJ Format & The Simon Sound – The Peruvian
                                                                                                          9. Hamlet Minassian - Al Elnim
                                                                                                          10. Idrissa Soumaoro, L´Eclipse De L´ I.J.A. - Nissodia (Mike D Remix)
                                                                                                          11. Teaspoon Ndelu - Sputla
                                                                                                          12. The Mombassa Vikings –Mama Matotoya
                                                                                                          13. Lincoln - Amanhã O Tempo Muda
                                                                                                          14. Don Ricardo - Sonho Lindo
                                                                                                          15. Zé Roberto - Lotus 72 D (Fast)
                                                                                                          16. Wax Machine - Extralude (Wyndham Earl's More Than-An-Interlude Remix)
                                                                                                          17. Matty – Selfportrait

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Dave Lee Presents 30 Years Of Z Records EP 5

                                                                                                          Part five in a series of 12” vinyl EP’s celebrating 30 years of Z Records and the legendary Dave Lee. Featuring sought-after tracks and remixes by, Joey Negro, The Sunburst Band, Loose Change & Gwen Guthrie.

                                                                                                          First up the funk fuelled boogie of ‘Stomp Your Feet’ gets a more hypnotic nu disco groove flip from the ever dependable, super talented Hot Toddy delivering a mix that builds and builds. Following that, one of THE best dancefloor tracks of all time, Loose Change ‘Straight From The Heart’ gets the rework treatment from Joey Negro, elevating it even further into stratospheric, peak party anthem territory.

                                                                                                          Flip it over to find Dennis Ferrer taking on the sophisticated disco of The Sunburst Band ‘Journey To The Sun’, turning it into a deep but powerful bass heavy groove with techy stabbing synths under those dreamy vocals. Finally, closing out the package a trademark Joey Negro remix of the classic Gwen Guthrie - What A Life that’s sure-fire feel good power.


                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          says: Well known crowd pleasers given a fresh make over by Dave Lee and co. - what's not to like?! These versions are equal to the originals, if not more suited for extended dancefloor enjoy, so can be enjoyed with fresh ears even if you know them inside out.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. Joey Negro - Stomp Your Feet (Hot Toddy Remix)
                                                                                                          A2. Loose Change - Straight From The Heart (Joey Negro Straight To The Groove Mix)
                                                                                                          B1. Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band - Journey To The Sun (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
                                                                                                          B2. Gwen Guthrie - What A Life (Joey Negro Remix)


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