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Hit + Run Presents Road Kill Vol 1

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

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


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

    Various Artists

    Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987

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

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


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

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

      Various Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

        Various Artists

        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.


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

          **Import item!! {DETROIT}

          - Strictly pre-orders only!

          - Limited copies!


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

          Various Artists

          Fabric Presents Saoirse

            Globally respected DJ, producer, trUst label boss and the queer Body Movements festival founder Saoirse has delivered a shapeshifting compilation defying the concept of time as deep house morphs into moody techno, trippy grooves effortlessly transition into pumping bass and unearthed gems are seamlessly stitched with brand new, exclusive tracks from long-time collaborator Shanti Celeste and Galdors imprint founder Junes to deliver a cohesive and cosmic piece. Soirse’s exclusive tech-house banger ‘RM 1’ single is dedicated to the countless hours the Dublin-born raver has spent in that iconic fabric room behind and infront of the decks. The digital comp is out ahead of physical, the latter timed to hit shops the day before her takeover of fabric for a mix launch party.

            TRACK LISTING

            CD Tracklisting:
            1. Duckett - Flex
            2. Geeneus - Yellowtail
            3. Luca Lozano - Identify
            4. DJ NORMAL 4 - Transcendental Training Tactics
            5. Nitz - Mi-au
            6. Caim - Illusion
            7. Jacek Sienkiewicz - The Evidence
            8. 616 - 369
            9. Junes - Pilot
            10. Reba - Azimuth Circle
            11. Kompo - Function
            12. Javier Carballo - Beat Investigator
            13. Kosh - Square One
            14. Sin Limites - Sin Limites
            15. Hamatsuki - Shrink
            16. Mammo - Summit
            17. Caunos - Herzsprung 1
            18. Shanti - Fluffy
            19. Saoirse - RM1

            Vinyl Tracklisting:
            A1 Saoirse - RM 1 [fabric Records]
            A2 Hamatsuki - Shrink [Fantastic Planet]
            B1 Junes - Pilot [fabric Records]
            B2 Mammo - Summit [Nduja]
            C1 616 – 369 [616 Lab]
            C2 Shanti Celeste - Fluffy [fabric Records]
            D1 Sin Limites - Sin Limites [Delicate Records]
            D2 Robert Livesu & Joe Montana - Chemical Voodoo [Made In Hongkong] 

            Various Artists

            Tell Everybody! (21st Century Juke Joint Blues From Easy Eye Sound)

              Like tributaries feeding a mighty river, the blues encompasses myriad genres and artists – no two alike – but all comprising a powerful current that flows through the rich history of contemporary music itself. Tell Everybody! (21st Century Juke Joint Blues From Easy Eye Sound), a compilation of new recordings from across the blues spectrum, is a payment of respect and admiration for the musicians carrying this American tradition into this century and beyond.

              The album features artists all recorded at Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville and includes new recordings from Auerbach himself, as well as modern titans The Black Keys. From GRAMMY®-nominated blues artists RL Boyce and Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, to lost gems by the departed Leo "Bud" Welch and the storied Ohio guitar legend Glenn Schwartz, to new voices of the blues like Nat Myers, Gabe Carter, and Moonrisers, this compilation is a remarkable journey in 12 songs, a stunning perspective on an artform whose legacy is living and breathing in modern music.

              TRACK LISTING

              Coal Black Mattie - RL Boyce
              Tell Everybody - Robert Finley
              Tall Shadow - Moonrisers
              Every Chance I Get (I Want You In The Flesh) - Dan Auerbach
              Catfish Blues (Mono) - Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
              Anything You Need - Gabe Carter
              Willow Witchin' - Nat Myers
              Don't Let The Devil Ride (Mono) - Leo Bud Welch
              No Lovin' - The Black Keys
              Daughter Of Zion (Featuring Joe Walsh) - Glenn Schwartz
              Buffalo Road - Gabe Carter
              Collinwood Fire - Glenn Schwartz 

              Various Artists

              Speedy Wunderground - The Dubs - Vol. 1

                Speedy Wunderground - the revered London-based indie label headed up by producer Dan Carey alongside Alexis Smith and Pierre Hall has had numerous professional accolades, personal triumphs and evolved vastly in the last few years at a staggering pace. To note a few of these - Awards: (‘Best Small Label’ at the AIM awards and ‘UK Producer of The Year’ at the Music Producer Guild Awards for Carey). Having released debut singles/early material from a wide range of now well-established acts including: Squid, black midi, Black Country, New Road, Loyle Carner, Kae Tempest, The Lounge Society to name a few, alongside critical praise for Carey across a range of successful production work (Wet Leg, Fontaines D.C. etc) and huge acclaim for the label itself, with The Quietus effusing: ‘The label has become genuinely prestigious. It is not ridiculous to wonder whether one day it will be looked back upon with the same reverence as labels like Factory, Sarah, Zoo or Creation receive today.’

                To celebrate they are releasing a limited edition 7” box set (only 250 copies) containing 10 discs, 20 tracks of the original Savage Gary (Dan Carey) dub remixes from their now iconic singles series.

                Includes reworkings of tracks by: Archie Bronson Outfit, Toy, Natasha Khan, Scottibrains, JUCE!, Kae Tempest, Loyle Carner, Telegram, Teleman, Peluché, Melt Yourself Down, DEWEY, black midi, Black Country, New Road, All We Are, Alex Kapranos, Tiña, Pynch, PVA, Brodka, moa moa, deep tan and Honeyglaze.

                TRACK LISTING

                1a – Archie Bronson Outfit - Mr Dan’s Dead Duck Dub
                1b – Toy & Natasha Khan - (Here Comes) Dub Bride
                2a – Scottibrains - Mr Dan's Shut Eye Dub
                2b - JUCE! - Mr Dan's No Brain Dub
                3a – Kae Tempest & Loyle Carner - Guts - Mr Dan's Balloon Dub
                3b – Telegram - Mr Dan's Inside Out Dub
                4a – Teleman - Mr Dan's Strange Dubby Nations
                4b – Peluché - Mr Dan's Gammy Eye Dub
                5a – Melt Yourself Down - Mr Dan's Another Dub
                5b – DEWEY - Mr Dan's Dub Me Over
                6a – Black Midi - Savage Gary's Dbdbdb
                6b – Black Country, New Road - Athen’s, France - Savage Gary’s Takedown Dub
                7a – All We Are & Alex Kapranos - Heart Attack - Savage Gary’s Remix
                7b – Tiña - Dicks In The Dub
                8a – Pynch - Orla Carey’s Pynch Your Lights Out Dub
                8b – PVA - Savage Gary's Christmas Dub
                9a – Brodka & Scottibrains - Wrong Dub Party
                9b – Moa Moa - Savage Gary’s Candy Dub
                10a – Deep Tan - Savage Gary’s Furry Flash
                10b – Honeyglaze - Savage Gary's Robber Dub Dub Remix

                Various Artists

                Where Were You - Independent Music From Leeds (1978-1989)

                  • 68 track 3CD box set celebrating the Leeds’ independent scene of the 1980s.

                  • Featuring Soft Cell, Sisters Of Mercy, Gang Of Four, The Wedding Present, Scritti Politti, The Mission, and many more.

                  • Including The Mekons, CUD, Delta 5, The Pale Saints, Girls At Our Best, Age Of Chance, The Bridewell Taxis who all stamped their mark on the indie charts and were regulars/favourites on John Peel’s radio show.

                  Like many Northern cities, Leeds enjoyed an explosion of music triggered by the big bang of punk rock in 1977. Indie labels sprung up to cater for a new wave of bands, who carved their own identity as the 80s dawned. ‘Where Were You’ is the first comprehensive anthology of Leeds’ independent music from that period, through to the end of the 1980s. From punk to goth, indie pop to industrial dancefloor, out-and-out pop to underground psychedelia, the four hours’ worth of recordings here are a celebration of the musical diversity emanating from the city’s studios and clubs.

                  Co-compiled by Benoit Farvak (Salvation) and Richard Rouska (Rouska Records), ‘Where Were You’ also boasts numerous obscurities which make their debut on CD – including many tracks taken from records now worth a small fortune on the collector’s scene. Overall, this is a fitting tribute to the legacy from one of the UK’s finest northern musical cities.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  DISC ONE
                  1. THE MEKONS Where Were You
                  2. ROUGE Have You Seen Gene
                  3. JERKS Cool
                  4. RATS AND DELICIOUS No Time
                  5. AGONY COLUMN (I Had It) All Worked Out
                  6. THE NEAT Hormones In Action (In My Heart)
                  7. GANG OF FOUR Damaged Goods (EMI Version)
                  8. SCRITTI POLITTI Messthetics
                  9. THE CITY LIMITS MorseCode Messages
                  10. EXPELAIRES Sympathy (Don't Be Taken In)
                  11. THE ALWOODLEY JETS Crash ‘N Burn
                  12. GIRLS AT OUR BEST Getting Nowhere Fast
                  13. SHAKE APPEAL My Own Way
                  14. DELTA 5 You
                  15. KNIFE EDGE Favourite Girl
                  16. MUSIC FOR PLEASURE The Human Factor
                  17. THE SQUARES Buddy Holly
                  18. MIRROR BOYS At Tiffanys
                  19. DANCE CHAPTER Anonymity
                  20. THE BOYS Let It Rain
                  21. SOFT CELL A Man Can Get Lost
                  22. ABRASIVE WHEELS Army Song
                  23. ICON A.D. Fight For Peace
                  24. THE EXPELLED Government Policy
                  25. THE UNDERDOGS East Of Dachau

                  DISC TWO 
                  1. THE SISTERS OF MERCY Temple Of Love
                  2. THE MARCH VIOLETS Religious As Hell
                  3. RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY Beating My Head
                  4. ANABAS Barricades
                  5. THE THREE JOHNS Do The Square Thing (7” Version)
                  6. VICIOUS PINK Cccan’t You See
                  7. TOM FAZZINI 16 Vessels
                  8. ANNIE HOGAN Executioners Song (Kickabye)
                  9. DÉJÀ VU Cut The Cross
                  10. FLOWERS FOR AGATHA Presentation
                  11. XERO SLINGSBY AND THE WORKS Hurricane Damage In Leeds (Live)
                  12. THE HOLLOW MEN Late Flowering Lust
                  13. ROSE OF AVALANCHE Goddess
                  14. THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX Moscow Idaho
                  15. SURFIN DAVE AND THE ABSENT LEGENDS Stateside Centre
                  16. AGE OF CHANCE I Don't Know And I Don't Care
                  17. THIRD CIRCLE Last Night Was The Best Night Of My Life
                  18. THE WEDDING PRESENT You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
                  19. PINK PEG SLAX Boy From Leeds
                  20. DUSTDEVILS Seeds In The Spoil
                  21. THE MISSION Wasteland
                  22. SALVATION Thunderbird

                  DISC TTHREE
                  1. THE RHYTHM SISTERS Saturday Sunday Lazy Leeds Afternoons
                  2. RITZUN RATZUN ROTZER Noodleman
                  3. THE SINISTER CLEANERS Longing For Next Year
                  4. THE PROWLERS Life’s A Mystery
                  5. SON OF SAM Goodbye Junkie Jim…
                  6. LEN LIGGINS Life In Leeds City
                  7. GOOD SHEPHERDS Wallpaper Man
                  8. WMTID Go Big Red
                  9. MDMA Evidence
                  10. DRUG FREE AMERICA DayGlo Pussycat
                  11. THE VAYNES Lick The Dirt
                  12. BAZOOKA JOE Hiding From The Rentman
                  13. CUD I've Had It With Blondes
                  14. THE SNAPDRAGONS The Things You Want
                  15. GROOVIN’ WITH LUCY Lenny’s Lament
                  16. PURPLE ETERNAL Trip#67 (live)
                  17. BRIDEWELL TAXIS Wild Boar
                  18. GHOST DANCE Celebrate
                  19. PALE SAINTS Sight Of You
                  20. GOLD FRANKINCENSE & DISK DRIVE Character Assassinator
                  21. THE EDSEL AUCTIONEER Our New Skin

                  Various Artists

                  Come Together - Adventures On The Indie Dancefloor 1989-1992

                    • 4 CD box set celebrating the Madchester/baggy scene and the indie dance crossover.

                    • Featuring The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, The Charlatans and more.

                    • With tracks presented in their extended mixes as played at clubs such as The Hacienda.

                    As the Berlin Wall came down and a new decade beckoned, indie and dance collided and bands like The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets and The Charlatans spearheaded a new music movement dubbed ‘baggy’ or ‘Madchester’. While the focus was on Manchester, it was an explosion that stretched from the Glasgow area with The Soup Dragons and Primal Scream to Liverpool with The Farm, Leeds with the Bridewell Taxis and Flowered Up in London.

                    The ‘Madchester’ sound incorporated elements of 60s psychedelia, 80s indie, 70s funk and contemporary house and hip hop; 808 State were an electronic dance act, The Stone Roses, a guitar band with a funky rhythm section, Inspiral Carpets used a Farfisa organ associated with 1960s garage punk and Happy Mondays played a truly unique blend of indie funk.

                    The Hacienda night club in Manchester co-owned by New Order was a catalyst and cultural centre for this music explosion, having played US house music from 1987. Another influence was the increasing availability of MDMA in the city.

                    Remixes were an important part of the indie dance crossover scene and 12” remixes here include Paul Oakenfold ’s pioneering ‘Think About The Future Mix’ of Happy Mondays’ ‘W.F.L.’, Terry Farley’s mixes of Primal Scream’s ‘Come Together’ and The Soup Dragons’ ‘I’m Free’ and Andy Weatherall’s reconstruction of James’ ‘Come Home’.

                    Also included are other indie bands who embraced dance music after discovering sampling and the new music technology including Aberdeen’s The Shamen who’d started out as a psychedelic guitar band before evolving into a dance act and Stourbridge’s self-styled grebos, Pop Will Eat Itself whose music metamorphosised from pop punk into a hybrid of rock, hip hop and dance.

                    Hits include The Stone Roses ‘Fool’s Gold’ (UK #9) and Happy Mondays ‘Step On’ (UK #5) plus there’s dancefloor favourites such as The Charlatans’ debut Hammond groove ‘Indian Rope’ and rarities including the excellent but forgotten ‘Perfect Person’ by Sinister Groove.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    DISC ONE:
                    1 Happy Mondays - W.F.L. ‘Think About The Future’ Mix (The Paul Oakenfold Mix)
                    2 Inspiral Carpets – Joe
                    3 808 State – Pacific State – Origin (12” Version)
                    4 James - Come Home (Weatherall Remix A.k.a. Skunk Weed Skank Mix)
                    5 The Farm - Stepping Stone (12” Ghost Dance Mix)
                    6 Hypnotone – Dream Beam (Ben Chapman Remix)
                    7 New Fast Automatic Daffodils – Big (Baka)
                    8 Paris Angels – All On You (Perfume) (12” Version)
                    9 The Bridewell Taxis – Spirit (LFO Decision Remix)
                    10 Electronic – Get The Message (DNA Groove Mix)
                    Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea (12” Original Mix AKA Dali Mix)
                    11 The Beloved – The Sun Rising (Danny’s Love Is… Remix)
                    12 The Times – Manchester (Single Version)
                    13 Candy Flip – Strawberry Fields Forever (Raspberry Ripple Remix)

                    DISC TWO:
                    1 The Stone Roses – Fools Gold 9.53
                    2 The Charlatans – Indian Rope
                    3 Moonflowers – Get Higher (Rather Large In The Bristol Area Mix)
                    4 Northside - Shall We Take A Trip (12” Version)
                    5 The Mock Turtles - Can You Dig It?
                    6 Spin – Scratches (In The Sand)
                    7 World Of Twist – She’s A Rainbow (12” Version)
                    8 Sinister Groove – Perfect Person
                    9 Spirea X – Re: Action
                    10 The Candy Skins – For What It’s Worth
                    11 Honey Smugglers – You Are The Sun
                    12 Airhead – Counting Sheep
                    13 The Telescopes – Celeste
                    14 The Hollow Men – Thrilled
                    15 Spacemen 3 – Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here) (12” Version)

                    DISC THREE:
                    1 Primal Scream – Come Together (Terry Farley
                    Extended 12” Mix)
                    2 Flowered Up – It’s On
                    3 Saint Etienne – Kiss And Make Up (Midsummer Madness Mix)
                    4 Inspiral Carpets – Commercial Reign
                    5 The Shamen – Pro>Gen (Land Of Oz Mix)
                    6 Intastella – Century (12” Version)
                    7 Happy Mondays – Step On (Twisting My Melon Mix)
                    8 The Primitives – You Are The Way (Re-Ravishing Mix)
                    9 The Wendys – The Sun's Going To Shine For Me Soon
                    10 Chapterhouse – Pearl (12” Version)
                    11 Raintree County – Mad Dog
                    12 King Of The Slums - Bear Wiv Me (Flourescent Mix)
                    13 A Certain Ratio – Twenty Seven Forever (12” Version)

                    DISC FOUR:
                    1 The Soup Dragons - I’m Free (Terry Farley Boys Own Remix)
                    2 Stereo MC’s – Connected
                    3 Ruthless Rap Assassins – And It Wasn’t A Dream (Dare To Be Aware Mix)
                    4 MC Tunes Versus 808 State – Tunes Splits The Atom (Original Rap)
                    5 That Petrol Emotion – Tingle (Hard Boppin’ Mix)
                    6 Julian Cope – Love L.U.V. (Beautiful Love Remix)
                    7 Jesus Jones - Real Real Real (Rhythm 3 - Ben Chapman "Spaced" 12” Mix)
                    8 The Charlatans – Opportunity Three
                    9 The Dylans – Lemon Afternoon
                    10 Pop Will Eat Itself – X,Y And Zee (Electric Sunshine Style)
                    11 Stan – My Delight (Extended Mix)
                    12 Cud – Magic (Extended Farsley Mix)
                    13 Blow-Up – World (Long Version)
                    14 The Popguns – Crazy
                    15 Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – After The Watershed (Early Learning The Hard Way)

                    Various Artists

                    Lounge Psychédélique (The Best Of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022)

                      ‘Lounge Psychédélique’ takes you on a journey into the world of Lounge, Exotica and Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, from its early days in the 1950s and 1960s to the current crop of artists championing the Lounge & Exotica sounds today. Compiled by Spencer Hickman & Mark McQuillan for Two-Piers

                      ‘Lounge Psychédélique (The Best of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022)’ is the third instalment in the Psychédélique Compilation series on Two-Piers, following the critically acclaimed ‘Pop Psychédélique (The Best of French Psychedelic Pop 1964-2019)’ and ‘Garage Psychédélique (The Best of Garage Psych and Pzyk Rock 1965-2019)’.

                      ‘Lounge Psychédélique’ brings together the sounds of Easy Listening, Soundtrack Instrumentals, Exotica, Jazz, Psychedelic, and Space Age sounds all under the umbrella of Lounge Music. The compilation includes legends of the Lounge and Exotica scene, such as Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, Mel Tormé, Herb Alpert, and Les Baxter, alongside legendary composers Hugo Montenegro, Lalo Schifrin, Michael Giacchino. Add some Lounge Jazz from Cal Tjader and the Latin Bossa Nova of Quincy Jones. Then throw in some beautiful oddities from Leonard Nimoy, Pizzicato Five and Mort Garson. Next, mix in some Lounge-Mod moments from Dave Pike and Jack Trombey, KPM library classics from Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield, and finish with some brilliant modern-day exponents of the Exotica sound Los Bitchos, Ixtaheule and the Percussive Funk Moog party sounds of The Bongolian. The result is a fun and crazy ride through the world of Lounge Music which will bring a smile to your face and a spring to your step. So raise a cocktail glass to ‘Lounge Psychédélique (The Best of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022) – a sheer joy from start to finish!

                      ‘Lounge Psychédélique’ isn’t meant to be a ‘crate diggers’ album or a compilation of obscure, hard-to-find tracks to outdo your mates. Instead, it is intended to celebrate the Lounge scene and, hopefully, the perfect introduction to this fantastic and beautiful music for any newcomers out there. So let your journey into Lounge and Exotica begin here….

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Vinyl Tracklist:
                      A1. Leonard Nimoy – Music To Watch Space Girls By
                      A2. Martin Denny – The Enchanted Isle
                      A3. Yma Sumac – Gopher
                      A4. The Bongolian – B-Boy Toga Party
                      A5. Los Bitchos – The Link Is About To Die
                      A6. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
                      A7. Michael Giacchino & Nouvelle Modernica Orchestra – Sidereal Day: 3 (Instrumental)
                      B1. Mel Tormé – Sunshine Superman
                      B2. Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Mais Que Nada
                      B3. Lalo Schifrin – Lalo’s Bossa Nova
                      B4. Quincy Jones – Black Orpheus (Manha De Carnaval)
                      B5. Les Baxter & 101 Strings Orchestra – Tropicando
                      B6. Pizzicato Five - ǚ

                      Various Artists

                      Bill Brewster: Late Night Tales Presents After Dark Vespertine

                        Esteemed scribe, proper DJ, and discreetly deft twiddler Bill Brewster, drops the latest instalment in his ‘After Dark’ series, for Late Night Tales.

                        A throbbing, louche and leisurely affair, groove is very much at the heart of this freestyle selection, a vibe which Bill de- scribes as “a basement, a red light and a sound system. Or, as the Beastie’s once rapped, slow and low, that is the tempo”.

                        There’s Hawaiian drum machine bossa balearica from Island Band, percussive afro post punk from Czech jazz singer Jana Koubkova, and breathy-bubbling-dubwise-slap-bass-soul from Debbe & The Code.

                        There’s also sultry deep house mood music from Lanowa, infectious bouncy jazz funk breaks from Canada High, and Nail’s life affirming re-edit of singer songwriter Gilbert O Sullivan’s electro pop gem ‘So What’.

                        Bill’s own studio skills are present and correct too, featuring an undulating bassy version of country troubadour Jeb Loy Nichols, reworked along Alex Tepper under their Hotel Motel moniker, and a chugged-up squelchy disco take on Khruang- bin, this time paired with Raj Gupta, as Mang Dynasty.

                        Chock full of exclusives, tracks are either completely brand new, or available digitally for the first time, whilst others are wallet-rinsing rarities if purchased elsewhere. Whichever way you slice it though, every tune is a highlight, working equally well as standalone nuggets, or within Bill’s fluidly cohesive mix.

                        Whether he’s taking the roof off a club with his unique selec- tion of deep and tough house music, enchanting a backroom with a genre-bending set of disco, Balearic, rock and hip hop or playing chillout music in a bay in Croatia, Bill Brewster is the man for all occasions.

                        In a former life, Bill was a punk rocker, a chef and also the co-editor of football magazine When Saturday Comes but has been a record nerd all of his life. He began DJing in the 1980s, but came into his own in the early 1990s, particularly during a two-year stint in New York running DMC’s office, where nights at the Sound Factory and hanging out with Danny Tenaglia gave him the musical grounding you can still hear in his music today.

                        Bill was also one of the founding residents at Fabric in London, a position he held for five years. There are few still playing regularly today that have his dedication, eclecticism and encyclopedic knowledge of music.

                        His parallel life is as a writer, and with his long-term part- ner-in-crime Frank Broughton, they have written four books together, including the acclaimed ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ (latest edition published last July), ‘How To DJ (Prop- erly)’ and ‘The Record Players’. The pair are also behind the legendary and their party, Low Life, has been running for nearly 30 years.

                        He has been working in the industry’s fringes for over 40 years including the running of various labels from Twisted UK and Forensic in the ’90s to Disco Sucks and Anorak in the noughties.

                        He is one of NTS radio’s new residents for 2023 and his ‘Low Life Loves You’ show is available on the first Tuesday of every month.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1 Island Band – Idle Hours 4:55
                        A2 Chaz Jankel – Manon Manon 4.56
                        A3 Gilbert O’Sullivan – So What (Nail Edit) 8.44*
                        B1 Rheinzand – Kills And Kisses (Scorpio Twins Remix) 8.10*
                        B2 Canada High – Le Chiffre 5.02*
                        B3 Lanowa – Burning Up 6.38*
                        C1 Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Irreverent Dub) 7.16*
                        C2 Fernando – 1998 7.00*
                        C3 Debbe & The Code – Code Of Love 6.02
                        D1 Jana Koubková - Nijána 6.15
                        D2 IPG V Hot Toddy – Open Space 7.32*
                        D3 Smashed Atoms & Backdoor Man – Hey Dreamer 6.50*
                        *After Dark Vinyl Exclusive

                        1.T.O.E – Infinite Consciousness*
                        2.Island Band – Idle Hours
                        3.Jana Koubková - Nijána
                        4.Dan Wainwright – Come Home*
                        5.Jeb Loy Nichols – Don’t Drop Me (Hotel Motel Remix)*
                        6.Nick Munday – Drum Lock
                        7.Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Irreverent Dub)*
                        8.Rhythm Plate – We Were Made To Be Artists*
                        9.Debbe & The Code – Code Of Love*
                        10.Lanowa – Burning Up*
                        11.Gilbert O’Sullivan – So What (Nail Edit)*
                        12.Canada High – Le Chiffre
                        13.Smashed Atoms & Backdoor Man – Hey Dreamer*
                        14.Gus Paterson – Arphicelago*
                        15.Fernando - 1998*
                        16.IPG V Hot Toddy – Open Space*
                        17.Carl Finlow – Hyperkagome*
                        18.Rheinzand – Kills And Kisses (Scorpio Twins Remix)*
                        19.Chaz Jankel – Manon Manon
                        * After Dark Exclusive

                        Various Artists

                        The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs Of Nick Drake

                          The Endless Coloured Ways is a collection of songs by legendary singer/ songwriter, Nick Drake, performed and recorded by over 30 incredible artists from a range of different backgrounds, genres, age groups and audiences. From Fontaines D.C to Guy Garvey, and Aurora to Feist, each artist has offered their own incredible take on a timeless classic.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. The Wandering Hearts – Voice From A Mountain (prelude)
                          2. Fontaines D.C – Cello Song
                          3. Camille – Hazey Jane II
                          4. Mike Lindsay Featuring Guy Garvey – Saturday Sun
                          5. Bombay Bicycle Club & The Staves – Road
                          6. Let’s Eat Grandma – From The Morning
                          7. David Gray – Place To Be
                          8. John Parish & Aldous Harding – Three Hours
                          9. Stick In The Wheel – Parasite
                          10. Ben Harper – Time Has Told Me
                          11. Emeli Sandé – One Of These Things First
                          12. Karine Polwart & Kris Drever – Northern Sky
                          13. Craig Armstrong Featuring Self Esteem – Black Eyed Dog
                          14. Bombay Bicycle Club & The Staves – Road (reprise)
                          15. Nadia Reid – Poor Boy
                          16. Christian Lee Hutson Featuring Eleanor Moss – Which Will
                          17. Skullcrusher & Gia Margaret – Harvest Breed
                          18. Katherine Priddy – I Think They’re Leaving Me Behind
                          19. AURORA – Pink Moon
                          20. Joe Henry & Meshell Ndegeocello – Time Of No Reply
                          21. Famous Blue Cable Featuring Feist – River Man
                          22. Liz Phair – Free Ride
                          23. Philip Selway – Fly
                          24. John Grant – Day Is Done
                          25. The Wandering Hearts – Voice From A Mountain

                          Various Artists

                          One Mile From Heaven

                            ONE MILE FROM HEAVEN is a dreamy travel through the 70's and beyond private singer songwriters scene. There have always been privately-pressed records. A “private” LP is an album that has been composed, performed, recorded and edited usually very- DIY style by the very artist or by an amateur label. A private press record is, above all, an act of the artistic urge. It’s an act that takes place outiside of the industry out of need, out of a lack of knowledge out of love, out of a drive, out of ambition... you can choose among the many reasons. Depending on their genre, origins, time, and above all, quality, some of these efforts have become valuable pieces for the music collector. Having been created behind the canonical history of music written by the industry, every now and then an archaeologist will bring to the surface an artifact they have found in some basement or flea market, or that was kept covered in dust in the shell of some old recording studio soon to be torn down. All these records have their own story, and some are still especially relevant, and others are but small footnotes in the encyclopedia of music that made their way into the margins of the mainstream world.

                            These are the most limited of editions (and mostly locally made ones) of largely unsociable and mostly unobtainable records--and when found, they areoften exorbitantly priced. Many of these marginalized and onscure artists have stayed alive only through the wonderful work of tireless song rescuers, music lovers, vocational archivists, collectors, and record labels with an idealistic drive. These romantics have been rescuing and indexing a form of music that very few have showed interest in until recent years.This record is a tribute to all of those who managed to make these songs not be lost to time. Above all, this release is a tribute to all those artists who recorded their songs on their own, mostly because they couldn’t keep the music inside themselves.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Maitreya Kali “One Last Farewell”
                            Gary Higgins “Thicker Than A Smokey”
                            Alicia May “Summer Days”
                            Dan Gillmor & Doug McClaran “Ghost Song”
                            Bobb Trimble “One Mile From Heaven”
                            Bob Patterson “Friends Of Mine”
                            Jim Sullivan “Jerome”C
                            Chuck & Mary Perrin “Corrine”
                            Dan Modlin & Dave Scott “Loser, Lover”
                            Billy Hallquist “Persephone”
                            Richard Goldman “Sweethearts”
                            Olav Rixen & Ulrich Fausten “Pilgrimade”
                            Naomi Lewis “More Beautiful”
                            Jerry And Nancy Stevens “A Little Resolution”
                            Merrell Fankhauser “On Our Way To Hana”
                            Michael Angelo “Field Of Lonely Eyes”
                            Carm Mascarenhas “In The Sun”
                            Joe & Bing “Daybreak”
                            Philip John Lewin “Diamond Love”
                            Michael Yonkers "And Give It To You"

                            Various Artists

                            Coco María Presents Club Coco ¡Ahora! The Latin Sound Of Now

                              Coco María and Bongo Joe reunite for the second edition of Club Coco, featuring a sackful of Latin inspired tracks from international bands and producers. All the songs were selected by Coco María, who in recent years has gone from a promising up-and-comer to an ever-present and influential figure in the music industry, widely known for her tireless work shining a light on contemporary, pan-Latin roots music around the world, through both her live DJs sets and eclectic radio sessions.

                              This compilation brings together several of the most respected and innovative artists on the frontiers of tropical music today. Those who take the energy, melodies and textures of classic Latin music and turn those gems into songs tailor-made for a new generation of music lovers. Simply put, it's a record for those diggers who jump with excitement when they find a vinyl reissue of some Latin star of the past, be it Joe Arroyo, Los Mirlos or Aniceto Molina and then wonder, "This classic music sounds amazing, but where are the bands that are taking these sounds to new places?”

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Raz Olsher - Pacific Dreams
                              2. Los Pirañas - Puerta Del Sol
                              3. Lola's Dice - Sacudete
                              4. Guess What - Children's Favourite
                              5. Acid Coco - Seguimos Sonriendo
                              6. Juan Hundred - Always Ready To Smoke
                              7. Las Mijas - Ronca (Carta Para Una Mija)
                              8. Dip In The Dub - La Cumbia Del Sufi Que No Sabia Bailar
                              9. Chupameeldedo - Metalero
                              10. Guess What - Stickle Bricks
                              11. Candeleros - El Bravo
                              12. Iko Chérie - Lepidoptera
                              13. Ronald Snijders - Off The Groove
                              14. Raz Olsher - Vamonos Cocos

                              Various Artists

                              Brown Acid: The Sixteenth Trip

                                Sixteen trips might fry the fragile psyche of your average teenager, but us hoary old heads at Brown Acid boiled our brain pans long ago! As such, we’re bringing you EVEN MORE hard rock, heavy psych, and garage rock rarities from the North American wasteland of the 1970s. From L.A. to Youngstown, OH, from Toronto to Charlotte, The Sixteenth Trip has got you covered. As always, original copies of these 45s would cost you a pretty penny—if you could find ’em in the first place. And by now you know the drill: This ain’t no bootleg. All songs are officially licensed.

                                Our 16th installment kicks off with “Shuckin’ and Jiving,” a seven-minute power jam from L.A.’s kings of garage psych, the Seeds. The song appeared as a single in 1972 with “You Took Me By Surprise” on the flipside. It was the only release on Productions Unlimited, a label created by (or for) the Seeds at the tail end of their late ’60s/early ’70s run as Sky Saxon and the Seeds. Get shucked!

                                Very little is known about the band Nothing, beyond the fact that “Young Generation” is the flip of “Sittin’ On Top Of The World,” one of four singles released by the ASG label out of Cincinnati in the mid-70s. What we can tell you for sure is that “Young Generation” is a funk-injected hard rock banger of Buckeye State proportions, complete with what sounds like anonymous oral…

                                Macbeth released their one and only 45 in 1978, with the steamrolling “Freight Train” as the B-side to “Didn’t Mean (To Come This Far).” Boasting a thick-ass riff, a tasty stereo-panned guitar solo and at least one space laser sound effect, this one should satisfy fans of Blue Cheer and Grand Funk alike. Macbeth’s bassist, Ned Meloni, went on to play with UFO guitarist Paul Chapman, Virgin Steele guitarist Jack Starr and do a brief stint with doom legends Pentagram.

                                As it turns out, Saturday night ain’t just for fighting. One-and-done Canadian psych-rock warriors Sarawest will tell you it’s also for gettin’ “Hot & Heavy,” and they’re not wrong. This swirling 1974 freak rock fuzz-bomb will get the party started every time. And that porno guitar? Outta sight.

                                After releasing their full-length debut, Cuttin’ Loose, in 1976, North Carolina rockers Brotherhood Of Peace shortened their name to BOP and dropped this single two years later. “Feel The Heat (In The Driver’s Seat)” is freeway funk-rock in the classic Southern style.

                                Released in 1969 as the flip to “School Daze” (which opened The Eighth Trip in high style), Attack’s "Dream” was written by Thom Strasz. That’s the same St. Clair Shores, Michigan, resident who penned the highly sought-after garage-rock diamond “City Of People” under the name The Illusions in ’66. And this acid-drenched rocker rocks hard.

                                Brown Acid favorite Marty Soski rides again! After appearing on our third & eighth trips with his band Inside Experience and the fifth with Lance’s “Fireball,” the Ohio guitarist/vocalist graces our 16th with “Marilyn,” the 1976 A-side to “Fireball.” This time, our man unwinds a psychedelic threnody to the artist formerly known as Norma Jean Mortenson, perhaps inspired by Elton John’s then-recent “Candle In The Wind.”

                                Formed by three brothers—David, Bruce and Barry Flynn, all GM factory workers—along with organist Tom Applegate, The Headstones (also known as simply Headstone) lent their 1974 garage boogie “Carry Me On” to The Fourth Trip. This time, the Midwest psych rockers return with their killer 1975 instrumental “Snake Dance.” You can hear echoes of this particular guitar style in the recent work of Swedish adventure rock overlords Hällas.

                                The band Clinton might’ve been from Pennsylvania, but that didn’t stop them from writing about New York City. “Midnight In New York” is the flipside to their sole single, 1976’s “Falling Behind.” Stylistically and thematically, it’s not unlike something famous New Yawker Ace Frehley would’ve written for KISS around the same time.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Seeds - “Shuckin’ And Jivin'”
                                2. Nothing - “Young Generation”
                                3. Macbeth - “Freight Train”
                                4. Sarawest - “Saturday (Hot & Heavy)”
                                5. Brotherhood Of Peace - “Feel The Heat (In The Driver’s Seat)”
                                6. Attack - “Dreams”
                                7. Lance - “Marilyn”
                                8. Headstones - “Snake Dance”
                                9. Clinton - “Midnight In New York”

                                Various Artists

                                L80s: So Unusual

                                  The tenth volume of Numero’s elaborately packaged Cabinet of Curiosities series, L80s finds the group exploring the far-flung corners of the global downtempo underground. This 12-song mix tape weaves icy hot coldwave, Sausalito seafood jazz, Glaswegian goth, makeshift Madonna, Sade spoofs, and Brat Pack balearic into a high-waisted, party-ready pair of danceable denim.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  SIDE A
                                  1. Cheryl Glasgow - Glued To The Spot
                                  2. Dianne Mower - The Secret Sign
                                  3. Phoebe Cates - Feels So Good (Feels So Right)
                                  4. Isabelle Antena - Naughty Naughty
                                  5. Nika Rejto - More Than Just A Dream
                                  6. Crow Johnson - You Got Me
                                  SIDE B
                                  7. Terry Garthwaite - Me To You
                                  8. Suse Millemann - Patterns
                                  9. Vazz - Breath
                                  10. Elisa Waut - Being Strong
                                  11. Antoinette & Jeff Phelps - Hear My Heart
                                  12. DeMonica Flye - Someday You’ll See

                                  Various Artists

                                  Middle Eastern Grooves (Selected By DJ Kobayashi)

                                    Batov Records is thrilled to announce the release of ‘Middle Eastern Grooves’, a double gatefold LP compilation of standout tracks from the label’s highly successful series of 7” singles released under the same name, hand selected by label co-founder DJ Kobayashi. Spanning from 2015 to the present day, the compilation features a mix of classic favourites, new releases, and never- before-heard gems from some of the most talented emerging artists.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. Kutiman - Badawee
                                    2. El Khat - Ya Raiyat (Radio Trip Edit)
                                    3. Boom Pam - Uniton
                                    4. Baharat - The Egyptian
                                    5. Les Dynamites - Pop Oud #2
                                    6. Sababa 5 & Shiran Tzfira - Manginat Mahapeha (feat. Matan Caspi)
                                    7. Sababa 5 (feat. Yurika) - Nasnusa
                                    8. Sababa 5 - Baksheesh
                                    9. Eje Eje - Saved From The Jazz
                                    10. Yossi Fine & Ben Aylon - Peres
                                    11. Yuz - Galgalit
                                    12. Baharat - Parsley Disco
                                    13. Romano - Six
                                    14. Buttering Trio - Little Goat (Iza Ktana)
                                    15. Koy Kardeşler - Shürük
                                    16. Şatellites - Deli Deli
                                    17. Cherry Bandora – Esý

                                    Various Artists

                                    Tribal Rites Of The New Saturday Night Brooklyn Disco 1974-5

                                      • Before there was Saturday Night Fever there was underground disco. DJs across America went out and found the music to play; dancers went out and found the clubs. At this point, in the early seventies, the disco was the venue and not a genre of music.

                                      • By the time Nik Cohn’s short story Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night was published by New York magazine in June 1976, disco was the biggest genre of music on the charts and was about to get bigger still, becoming an all-enveloping cultural phenomenon. Cohn sold the film rights to Robert Stigwood, and his classic club yarn became Saturday Night Fever.

                                      • “Tribal Rites Of The New Saturday Night” is the soundtrack to Cohn’s story, where disco began; a 1975 score for the underground clubs of Brooklyn and Queens that played R&B, soul and Latin beats to people who lived for the weekend.

                                      • Bob Stanley has put this collection together, sourcing what was actually played in Brooklyn discos in 1974 and 1975. Only a few specific records were mentioned in Cohn’s feature, but two of them – Ben E King’s ‘Supernatural Thing Part 1’ and Harold Melvin’s ‘Wake Up Everybody’ - were cosmically great and both are included here, alongside underground favourites like Moment Of Truth’s Four Tops-like ‘Helplessly’ and Gloria Scott’s Barry White-produced modern soul classic ‘Just As Long As We’re Together’. Ivano Fossati’s incredible ‘Night Of The Wolf’ has fans in northern soul, disco and prog circles.

                                      • Without Cohn’s original story, it’s quite possible that disco would have remained an underground phenomenon – “Tribal Rites Of The New Saturday Night” paints a scene in full flower. Saturday Night Fever would eventually, if unintentionally, wreck the underground nature of this scene, and clubs like Studio 54 would destroy the democracy of the party, but for two or three years the scene was largely undocumented and magical. This album is the sound of disco before it was captured.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side One
                                      1. Helplessly - Moment Of Truth
                                      2. After You've Had Your Fling - The Intrepids
                                      3. Welcome To The Club - Blue Magic
                                      4. I Can't Move No Mountains - Margie Joseph
                                      5. Supernatural Thing Part 1 - Ben E King
                                      Side Two
                                      1. Mellow Me - Faith, Hope & Charity
                                      2. Georgia's After Hours - Richard "Popcorn" Wylie
                                      3. Date With The Rain - Eddie Kendricks
                                      4. Just As Long As We're Together - Gloria Scott
                                      5. Wendy Is Gone - Ronnie Mcneir
                                      6. Got To Get You Back - Sons Of Robin Stone
                                      Side Three
                                      1. Night Of The Wolf (Tema Del Lupo) - Ivano Fossati
                                      2. Good Things Don't Last Forever – Ecstasy, Passion & Pain
                                      3. Tell Me What You Want - Jimmy Ruffin
                                      4. Keep It Up - Betty Everett
                                      5. Free & Easy - Satyr
                                      6. Each Morning I Wake Up - Major Harris
                                      Side Four
                                      1. It's The Same Old Story - Act I
                                      2. You Can't Hide Love - Creative Source
                                      3. The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy – John Gary Williams
                                      4. If That's The Way You Feel - White Heat
                                      5. Wake Up Everybody - Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes 

                                      Hallo my British chums and welcome to another edition of the Piccadilly Records Compilation Of The Year. 2021’s top of the pops takes us on a cheeky trip through the Chunnel to the land of du pain, du vin, du Boursin for a sprawling set of yé-yé, 60s psych pop and contemporary grooves from a who’s who of France’s chic elite. Compiled with affection and expertise by Mark McQuillan for Brighton’s Two Piers, Pop Psychédélique fully embodies the sultry, sexy and surreal sound of French music.

                                      Born out of a love affair with jazz and an infatuation with the British Invasion, French pop music quickly cut its own niche in the musical landscape of the sixties. Typified by hip-shaking rhythms, fuzzbox guitars and spoke-sung vocals, yé-yé was referential but never reverential, a point proven when Jacqueline Taieb shreds pop culture on “7 AM”. Elsewhere lost love and lost toothbrushes are given equal weight as the profound and profane are dispatched with the shrugging indifference of a Pastis-soaked Gainsbourg (who’s predictably all over this collection, both as artist or songwriter).

                                      This signature style has come to define French music, and echoes through the ages thanks to L’Epee, the Limiñanas, Air and Stereolab, four globe-conquering acts who are a testament to the enduring appeal of the Gallic sound. Indeed a handful of older cuts here have also found streaming fame with a new generation via soundtrack appearances on the likes of Killing Eve and Queen’s Gambit, with producers eager to exploit these shorthands for cool.

                                      The set sails into the sunset via Fatboy Slim’s remix of Pierre Henry and Michel Colombier’s “Psyche Rock” and the final jigsaw piece falls into place. Not only does this collection pay homage to France, but also McQuillan’s native Brighton, where the Big Beat pioneers championed records like Jean-Jacques Perrey’s “E.V.A.” while reshaping Britain’s club culture. C’est magnifique!

                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                      Various Artists

                                      Who Say Reload Volume Two (Original 90s Jungle And Drum & Bass)

                                        In 2021 Velocity Press published Who Say Reload: The Stories Behind the Classic Drum & Bass Records of the 90s, an oral history of the records that defined jungle/drum & bass straight from the original sources. The deluxe coffee table book has since sold thousands of copies and prompted many to comment that it should have an accompanying soundtrack.

                                        Now author Paul Terzulli has compiled a Who Say Reload album. However, where the book focused solely on classics and anthems, the compilation takes a different route and offers up a selection of top-quality tunes from some of the scene’s most respected artists and labels.

                                        Like the book, the album covers the genre’s nineties golden era, and the many styles of D&B are represented. Pioneering producers and crowd-pleasing favourites sit alongside a few sought-after obscurities by the unsung heroes of the scene. Most importantly, there are some absolute bangers!

                                        The 16 tracks are spread over two volumes of 2 x 12"s, and there is also a 13-track digital version, taking you on a journey through music forged from raw breakbeats and basslines that soundtracked a culture of all-night raves, specialist record shops and pirate radio stations.

                                        Jungle/drum & bass is approaching its 30th anniversary. Its sonic and cultural legacy is still being felt today. There’s still plenty of old music that might be “new” to some, and these tunes still pack as much of a punch as they did back in the day. That unique energy generated by a combination of breakbeats, bass and creativity never gets old.

                                        Produced in conjunction with Above Board distribution. All tracks mastered from original sources and fully licensed. Mastering by Beau Thomas @ Ten Eight Seven Mastering. Liner notes from Who Say Reload author Paul Terzulli. Photography by Eddie Otchere. Artwork and design by Protean Productions.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1. Omni Trio - Soul Promenade (Nookie Remix)
                                        A2. Prisoners Of Technology - Trick Of Technology
                                        B1. Dope Skillz - 6 Million Ways
                                        B2. Amazon II - King Of The Beats
                                        C1. Wax Doctor - Heat
                                        C2. Roni Size / Reprazent - Watching Windows (DJ Die Gnarly Instrumental Mix)
                                        D1. Jonny L - Wish U Had Something
                                        D2. Optical – Bounce

                                        Various Artists

                                        Richard Sen Presents Dream The Dream (UK Techno, Breakbeat And House 1990-1994)

                                          From 1989 onwards, Richard was an obsessive collector of house and techno music, frequenting legendary London record shops such as Fat Cat, Silverfish, Trax and Red Records. He took record buying trips to New York to find second-hand disco, house and techno 12”s, which were lying around in bargain bins. The selection for this compilation are his own personal favourites from that era. Back then, electronic dance music was young, innocent and fun; it hadn’t been analysed, theorised and fragmented into the multi-genre industry it is today

                                          What you hear on this compilation reflects what he was playing at that time; joining the dots between ambient, techno, tribal house, breakbeat and early trance productions from the UK. Much house and techno from the US, Belgium, Germany and Holland has been well documented, but some of the more obscure British productions are lesser known and need to be showcased.

                                          Hopefully, these tracks will inspire and educate a new generation of electronic music fans who weren’t born then and also trigger some acid flashbacks for the older ravers as they take a trip down memory lane.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          A1 Centuras - Tokyo
                                          A2 Bandulu - Amaranth - Love Lies Bleeding
                                          B1 Strontium 90 - Rave On The Congo
                                          B2 Orr-some - We Can Make It
                                          C1 Biff'um Baff'um Boys - Bombing
                                          C2 Epoch 90 - V.l.s.i. Heaven (Zone Mix)
                                          C3 Mind Over Rhythm - Kubital Footstorm (Global Beatmix)
                                          D1 Dream Frequency - Dream The Dream
                                          D2 As One - Isatai
                                          D3 Uvx - Elevator (Trancefloor Transporter)

                                          Various Artists

                                          Cumbia Cumbia Cumbia!!! Vol.1

                                            A selection of 24 Colombian cumbia bangers for the dance floor from the deep vaults of Discos Fuentes, the most emblematic and best remembered label in the golden age of the genre.

                                            “Cumbia Cumbia Cumbia!!!” combines well-known classics and rarities that are difficult to find in their original formats. An invitation to enjoy and be amazed, above and beyond ethnographic and academic concerns.

                                            The historical origins of cumbia in Colombia are nebulous and imprecise. The mythology surrounding it suggests an ancient past when Amerindian, African and European musical sounds were mixed together.

                                            The main record companies in Colombia such as Discos Fuentes, Discos Tropical, Sonolux, Zeida- Codiscos, Silver, Ondina, Discos Atlantic, Vergara and Curro were created between Barranquilla, Medellín, Cartagena and Bogotá from 1936 to 1954. All of them, without exception, recorded Colombian tropical music that over the years was given different names such as porro, gaita, fandango, paseaito, merecumbé, mapalé, bullerengue or, of course, cumbia.

                                            This first volume in the series “Cumbia Cumbia Cumbia!!!” comprises 24 Colombian cumbia bangers for the dance floor from the deep vaults of Discos Fuentes, the most emblematic and best remembered label in the golden age of the genre. This is complemented by a selection of cumbias recorded by the label Discos Tropical, which sold most of its catalog to Discos Fuentes in 1990. Discos Fuentes concentrated on recording cumbias played on the accordion and by orchestras and ensembles. The label produced a prodigious number of albums devoted to cumbias between 1962 and 1979, which served to define ambiguous stereotypes, rooted as much in authenticity and modernity as in demure sensuality and joyful nostalgia.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Side A
                                            1. JUAN PIÑA Y SUS MUCHACHOS – Toquen Cumbia
                                            2. LOS CORRALEROS DE MAJAGUAL – La Pollera Colorá
                                            3. ANÍBAL VELÁSQUEZ Y SU CONJUNTO – La Negra Celina
                                            4. CUMBIA CIPOTE VAINA – Soledad
                                            5. CALIXTO OCHOA Y SU CONJUNTO – Recordando El Pasado
                                            6. LUCHO CAMPILLO Y SU CONJUNTO – Me Dejaste Solo
                                            Side B
                                            1. LA SONORA DEL CARIBE – Gaita Colombiana
                                            2. EL SEXTETO MIRAMAR – Cumbiamba
                                            3. PELLO TORRES Y SUS DIABLOS DEL RITMO – Lucy
                                            4. COMBO LOS GALLEROS – Suena La Timba
                                            5. LOS GUACHARACOS – Baila Rosita
                                            6. COMBO SAMPUESANO – Cumbia Monteriana
                                            Side C
                                            1. CONJUNTO TÍPICO VALLENATO – Cumbia Sampuesana
                                            2. PEDRO LAZA Y SUS PELAYEROS – Esperma Y Ron
                                            3. ANDRÉS LANDERO Y SU CONJUNTO – La Pollera Rosada
                                            4. LOS GOLDEN BOYS – Se Trabó La Banda
                                            5. ORQUESTA NUÑEZ – La Samaria
                                            6. LOS CANDELOSOS – Cumbia De Amores
                                            Side D
                                            1. MORGAN BLANCO Y SU CONJUNTO – Cumbia De Colombia
                                            2. PACHO GALÁN Y SUS SABANEROS – Caracoleando
                                            3. LOS GAVILANES DE LA COSTA – Lorenza
                                            4. LAS ESTRELLAS DE TOLÚ – Cumbia Al Amanecer
                                            5. LOS WARAHUACO – El Pescador De Barú
                                            6. RODOLFO AICARDI Y SU TIPICA RA7 – La Colegiala

                                            Various Artists

                                            Flashback 70's

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1. Barry White - Any Fool Could See (You Were Meant For Me)
                                              A2. Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
                                              A3. Aaron Neville - Hercules
                                              A4. Al Jarreau - The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
                                              A5. Timmy Thomas - Why Can’T We Live Together
                                              A6. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Sun Is Shining

                                              B1. Positive Force - We Got The Funk
                                              B2. The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On (Single Edit)
                                              B3. Gwen McCrae - All This Love That I'm Givin'
                                              B4. The Michael Zager Band - Let's All Chant
                                              B5. Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
                                              B6. Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive

                                              Various Artists

                                              Flashback 60's

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
                                                A2. Sam Cook - Wonderful World
                                                A3. Ben E. King - Stand By Me
                                                A4. The Supremes With Diana Ross - Your Heart Belongs To Me
                                                A5. Etta James - I Just Want To Make Love To You
                                                A6. Marvin Gaye & The Vandellas - Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
                                                A7. Stevie Wonder - I Call It Pretty Music (But The Old People Call It The Blues)
                                                A8. The Beatles - Love Me Do

                                                B1. The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari
                                                B2. Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
                                                B3. James Brown & The Famous Flames - Think
                                                B4. Dick Dale & The Del-Tones - Misirlou
                                                B5. Booker T. And The MG'S - Green Onions
                                                B6. The Isley Brothers - Twist & Shout

                                                Various Artists

                                                Soul Jazz Records Presents - Jackie Mittoo - The Keyboard King At Studio One - 2023 Reissue

                                                  Soul Jazz Records’ seminal double LP release, Jackie Mittoo - The Keyboard King at Studio On’, now available on black vinyl.

                                                  From forming The Skatalites at age 15, alongside Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook and others, to his work as writer, arranger, producer at Studio One records during the Sixties, writing and playing for artists such as Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths and The Heptones (to name a few), to his career as a solo artist as well as leader of bands such as The Soul Brothers, Soul Vendors and The Sound Dimension, Jackie Mittoo is at the heart of reggae music. He was one of the instigators of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. In the Seventies, DJ music and Dancehall were based upon classic rhythms of the sixties, many using the instrumental tracks that Jackie Mittoo created at Studio One at this time.

                                                  This compilation features the work of Jackie Mittoo at Studio One. It features music recorded as a solo artist (as opposed to the numerous singers that he accompanied). Most of these are taken from his recordings in the mid- Sixties where he was recording on an almost daily basis at Studio One’s Brentford Road studios, developing the funky reggae sound that was his trademark.

                                                  Jackie Mittoo is as much an icon of Reggae as he is to fans of Funk music. He is without doubt the funkiest keyboard player ever to come out of Jamaica.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Get It Up And Get It
                                                  2. Black Organ
                                                  3. Stereo Freeze
                                                  4. Totally Together
                                                  5. Hot Tamale
                                                  6. Reggae Rock
                                                  7. Oboe
                                                  8. Juice Box
                                                  9. Summer Breeze
                                                  10. P. Cafe
                                                  11. Henry The Great
                                                  12. Killer Diller
                                                  13. Wall Street
                                                  14. Darker Shade Of Black

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Classics - 2023 Reissue

                                                    ‘Studio One Classics’: Spanning 40 years of the legendary label, this album
                                                    is a celebration of the music of Studio One Records and features a who’s
                                                    who of Jamaican Reggae: Bob Marley, The Heptones, Horace Andy, Sugar
                                                    Minott, Don Drummond, Prince Jazzbo and more. Comes in the striking
                                                    ‘Wailers’ sleeve.

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Rocksteady - 2023 Reissue

                                                      ‘Studio One Rocksteady’: With excellent sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of the classic book ‘Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King’), this album is dedicated to rocksteady at Studio One, as well as covering reggae soul and the birth of reggae. Featuring an all-star selection of artists: Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Jackie Mittoo, The Heptones, John Holt, Alton Ellis, Dennis Brown and more. “Soul Jazz’s excellent collection… even without the history, the importance, and the ins and outs, this music isn’t as much of an intellectual pursuit as it is a pleasure in every note… tremendously tight vocal arrangements… just chock full of creativity, developing a unique sound in every single.” - Pitchfork

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Ska Fever - 2023 Reissue

                                                        ‘Studio One Ska Fever’: A blistering collection of ska tunes from Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica’s foundation label of reggae music. Featuring classic cuts from the originators of Ska - The Skatalites, The Wailers, Lee Perry - alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the mighty vaults of 13 Brentford Road.

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Soul Jazz Presents Studio One Women - 2023 Reissue

                                                          ‘Studio One Women’: Ska, rocksteady, funky reggae, roots, dub mixes, disco mixes, they’re all here from the queens of the Jamaican music scene - Studio One Women features a wide mix of classics and obscurities from the finest female voices in reggae. Until now most of these tracks have only ever been available as extremely hard to find Jamaican 7” and 12” singles, and even if you were lucky enough to find them, they’d cost you a small fortune.

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Ed Banger Records - Support Your Local Record Label (Best Of Ed Banger Records)

                                                            Ed Banger Records turns 20 in 2023 . The famous iconic French Electro Label proudly presents his very first Best Of , entitled “Support Your Local Record Label (Best Of Ed Banger Records”)”. 10 Classic Club Hits from 2003 to now, from “D.A.N.CE” , “We Are Your Fiends” & “ “Baby I’m Yours” to “I<3 U So” & “The Sun” .

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Justice “D.A.N.Ce”
                                                            2. Breakbot “Baby I’m Yours”
                                                            3. Busy P “Genie”
                                                            4. Uffie “Pop The Glock”
                                                            5. Cassius “I<3 U So”
                                                            6. Justice X Simiian “We Are Your Friends”
                                                            7. Myd “The Sun”
                                                            8. Sebastian “Embody”
                                                            9. Mr Oizo “Positif”
                                                            10. Dj Mehdi “Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Edit) 

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            The Roots Of Chicha: Psycedelic Cumbias From Peru - 2023 Edition

                                                              The Roots of Chicha, compiled by Barbès Records, was originally released in 2007 and became the first recording to popularize psychedelic cumbia around the world.

                                                              From the late 60's through the 80's, Peruvians invented a new popular musical hybrid inspired by music from the Americas. In 1968, Enrique Delgado released his first record on Odeon with his new group, Los Destellos, single-handedly creating Peruvian cumbia. He codified the genre early on by using the electric guitar as the primary melodic instrument, and mixing cumbia rhythms with folkloric huaynos, criollo voicings, Cuban guarachas and guajiras, rock, boogaloo, surf, psychedelia, oriental music, classical music, and bits and pieces from Brazil, France, Chile... All Peruvian cumbia bands for the next thirty years would end up drawing from the exact same sources (Grupo Celeste, Los Mirlos, Juaneco Y Su Combo, Manzanita Y Su Conjunto...).

                                                              This new wave of Peruvian cumbia came to be known as chicha. Chicha is originally the name of an alcoholic drink, made of fermented maize, which the Incas were especially fond of. In the past thirty years, however, the word has taken on a pejorative connotation. Peruvian cumbia started being called chicha in the late 70s, around the same time that the music came to be viewed as the expression of the slums – the pueblos jovenes. Little by little, the word became an adjective, and people now talk of chicha culture, chicha press, chicha architecture, even of a chicha president, and none if it – you guessed right – is meant as a compliment. Chicha suggests corruption, shady deals, and cholos – a derogatory term for a person of Andean heritage that, of late, is being reclaimed and worn as a badge of honor by the very cholos it was supposed to demean in the first place.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Los Mirlos - Sonido Amazonico
                                                              A2. Juaneco Y Su Combo - Linda Nena
                                                              A3. Los Hijos Del Sol - Cariñito
                                                              A4. Los Destellos - Patricia
                                                              A5. Los Diablos Rojos - Sacalo Sacalo
                                                              A6. Los Ribereños - Silbando
                                                              B1. Compay Quinto - El Diablo
                                                              B2. Los Destellos - Elsa
                                                              B3. Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical - Mala Mujer
                                                              B4. Manzanita Y Su Conjunto - Agua
                                                              B5. Los Destellos - Para Elisa
                                                              B6. Juaneco Y Su Combo - Ya Se Ha Muerto Mi Abuelo 4:09
                                                              C1. Los Ilusionistas - Colegiala
                                                              C2. Los Diablos Rojos - El Guapo
                                                              C3. Manzanita Y Su Conjunto - El Hueleguiso
                                                              C4. Juaneco Y Su Combo - Vacilando Con Ayahuasca
                                                              C5. Los Hijos Del Sol - Linda Muñequita
                                                              D1. Grupo Celeste - Como Un Ave
                                                              D2. Los Destellos - Constelación
                                                              D3. Los Wembler's De Iquitos - La Danza Del Petrolero
                                                              D4. Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema - A Trabajar
                                                              D5. Los Shapis - El Aguajal
                                                              D6. Los Mirlos - La Danza De Los Mirlos

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Silberland Vol. 2: The Driving Side Of Kosmische Musik 1974-1984

                                                                Welcome to Silberland - where the streets are paved with strobes. Home to neon lights, straight lines and open roads, this futurist fantasy was first founded in the mid-seventies, when Germany’s creative class chose musical therapy in order to indulge their shared hallucination of a new Europe. Fuelled by the catalytic fusion of globalisation and new technology, the world was turning ever faster and the kosmische generation were ready to keep the pace. With synthesisers, rhythm computers and human metronomes turned to a gallop, these electronic innovators set modernity to a motorik beat, and Bureau B’s second trip into Silberland cuts right to the thrust of the genre.

                                                                The set begins with the propulsive opener from Harald Grosskopf’s 1986 LP Oceanheart, in which pristine sequences play in counterpoint atop a mechanical kick, hurtling forward until the rest of the kit catches up. Live drums take centre stage for Cluster’s feverish “Prothese” and the time travelling “Elektroklang” by Conrad Schnitzler, which foreshadows industrial and techno innovations while maintaining a primal punch. You offer astral ascension on “Son Of A True Star”, weaving proggy square waves and pulsating arps around an irresistible shuffle from mysterious percussionist Lhan Gopal (Grosskopf in disguise), before the optimistic “Für Dich” fuses classic kosmische chords with Thomas Dinger’s pummelling beat. Asmus Tietchens’ detuned keys and drum machine samba are imbued with a punk spirit shared by Moebius Plank Neumeier’s discordant jazz-tanz jam “Search Zero”. “Beat For Ikutaro”, plucked from a mid 80s demo tape by Camouflage keyboardist Heiko Maile, swerves into icy electroid territories where moonlit melodies ride robotic riffs and a whirring low end. The cassette energy continues with the mechanised boogie of Lapre’s “Flokati”, a funkier take on the style in wonderful contrast with Adelbert Von Deyen’s breakneck, straight shooting “Time Machine”, a massively motorik night drive down the A7 which finally runs out of gas at the compilation’s midpoint. Günter Schickert takes us inside the fuel pump on the weird and watery “Puls”, while the charmingly disruptive Faust complete the pitstop via the blasted blues of “Juggernaut”, a fuzzbox stampede which builds from ratchet whirrs to a V8 purr in no time at all. Moebius & Plank return sans Neumeier for the deep and dubby “Feedback 66”, all murmured vocals and surging pedals powered by a seismic bassline from Holger Czukay, whose collaborations recur throughout the duo’s 1980 classic Rastakraut Pasta. Wheels spun and rubber burned, we move up through the gears via the airy tones of Roedelius to arrive at the high tension electronics of Serge Blenner’s “Phonique”, an anxious amalgam of insistent percussion and agitated sequences from the French import’s 1981 release. Moebius & Beerbohm’s “Subito” follows in a flurry of tribal drumming, guttural distortion and corrosive drone, a synthesised translation of punk spirit which mellows into the soft focus serenade of Tyndall’s “Wolkenlos”, a thrilling contradiction of pastoral motifs and breathless tempo. Pyrolator’s 1981 creation “180°” maintains the lightening pace, lurching forward in bursts of chaotic drum programming and sampler abuse, sending us spinning out into the strange beauty of Die Partei’s “Guten Morgen In Köln”. Enmeshing fragments of musique concrète and yearning guitar with throbbing sequences and a rigid rhythm grid, the duo signpost a melodic destination finally delivered by Streetmark keyboardist Dorothea Raukes under her Deutsche Wertabeit alias. A fitting finale, “Auf Engelsflügeln” radiates human warmth and cosmic wonder, serving electronic emotion from start to finish.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                01. Harald Grosskopf - Eve On The Hill (bureau B Edit)
                                                                02. Cluster - Prothese
                                                                03. Conrad Schnitzler - Elektroklang
                                                                04. You - Son Of A True Star (bureau B Edit)
                                                                05. Thomas Dinger - Für Dich (bureau B Edit)
                                                                06. Asmus Tietchens - Bockwurst á La Maîtresse
                                                                07. Moebius Plank Neumeier - Search Zero (bureau B Edit)
                                                                08. Heiko Maile - Beat For Ikutaro (Tape 52) (bureau B Edit)
                                                                09. Lapre - Flokati (bureau B Edit)
                                                                10. Adelbert Von Deyen - Time Machine
                                                                11. Günter Schickert - Puls (bureau B Edit)
                                                                12. Faust - Juggernaut
                                                                13. Moebius & Plank - Feedback 66 (bureau B Edit)
                                                                14. Roedelius - Band 068 3 Bock Auf Rock (nicht Verwendetes Stück)
                                                                15. Serge Blenner - Phonique
                                                                16. Moebius & Beerbohm - Subito
                                                                17. Tyndall - Wolkenlos (bureau B Edit)
                                                                18. Pyrolator - 180°
                                                                19. Die Partei - Guten Morgen In Köln
                                                                20. Deutsche Wertarbeit - Auf Engelsflügeln (bureau B Edit)

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Give Me The Funk! Sampled Funk

                                                                  From the first block parties of the 1970s to the digital revolution, the organic rhythms of funk, disco, and soul have provided the DNA for countless rap classics. The new volume in the Give Me The Funk! series explores the groove treasures sampled by the greatest DJs, producers and other creative diggers in hip-hop and R&B.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. B.T. Express - Express
                                                                  A2. Silver Convention - Fly, Robin, Fly
                                                                  A3. Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
                                                                  A4. The Soul Searchers - Ashley's Roachclip
                                                                  A5. All The People Feat. Robert Moore - Cramp Your Style
                                                                  B1. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat
                                                                  B2. Clarence Reid - Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart
                                                                  B3. The South Side Movement - I've Been Watching You
                                                                  B4. Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)
                                                                  B5. Johnny Guitar Watson - Superman Lover

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Praise Poems, Vol. 9

                                                                    After 8 years and 8 volumes, the Tramp Records crew invites you to join them on yet another enlightening journey into soulful Jazz, Folk and AOR from the 1970s and 80s.

                                                                    This 9th volume contains sixteen (almost) forgotton Soul, Jazz and AOR/yacht rock nuggets from between the mid 1970s and early 1980s. One of the many highlights is the opening track by Ronnie Miler, balearic soul at its very best. But that's just the beginning. Praise Poems Vol.9 covers a wide selection of genres, from AOR (Leaves of Autumn, Mirage and Germany's own People) to pop-soul-rock (Stroke, Tom Miles and Jan Lewis Group), from Terry Callier-type folk-soul (Danish-Swedish singer & guitarist Mikael Neumann, Babe and the previously unreleased "Love Is Not For Real"), to jazz (Dianne Elliott and Phil Palumbo), completing the set with a couple of melancholic soul and psych beauties, most notably AOH's mind-blowing "The Answer Lies In Love".

                                                                    Very few compilation series' release as many as nine volumes and those that get that far often start to run out of quality music or meander too far from their original artistic direction. That certainly is not the case with the "Praise Poems" series which leaps from strength-to-strength as our team of compilers and researchers continue to unearth lost and often overlooked music from an era long gone. Many of these records were released in small quantities as private pressings or by small regional labels. Obviously, those labels neither had the budget, expertise, nor options to promote their releases in a sweeping way. Therefore the majority of these artists failed to find the wider audience their music so richly deserved.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Ronnie Miller - I Got The Hots For You
                                                                    2. Leaves Of Autumn - Slip Back Into The Magic
                                                                    3. Mirage - Bend A Little
                                                                    4. People - Misty Mood
                                                                    5. Stroke - Without Your Love
                                                                    6. Tom Miles - Old Home Movies
                                                                    7. Jan Lewis Group - Oh Senor
                                                                    8. Synod - Future Shock
                                                                    9. Mikael Neumann - Hey Flicka
                                                                    10. 5-3-74 - Love Is Not For Real
                                                                    11. Babe - It's A Long Road
                                                                    12. Jeff Elliott - Magic Sands
                                                                    13. Charles Vickers - Mister Jones
                                                                    14. AOH - The Answer Lies In Love
                                                                    15. Dianne Elliott - The Ring
                                                                    16. Phil Palumbo & Pals - It Was A Very Good Year

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    King Jammy - Cries From The Youth

                                                                      'Cries From The Youth' rounds up 32 reggae masters produced by the mighty King Jammy.

                                                                      The revolutionary sound of King Jammy Super Power super- charged 80's dancehalls, shining the spotlight on a new generation of rising stars while bringing 70's elders like Dennis Brown, Sugar Minott and Junior Murvin into the dancehalls.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      LP Tracklisting
                                                                      1. Storm Is Coming - Junior Delgado
                                                                      2. Up-Full One - Dennis Brown
                                                                      3. Got To Be Strong - Pad Anthony
                                                                      4. Why Should I - Admiral Tibet
                                                                      5. Only The Poor Man Feel It - Kentucky
                                                                      6. Chain Grabber - Johnny Osbourne
                                                                      7. Cry For The Youths - Wackad
                                                                      8. Victim Of Babylon - Admiral Tibet
                                                                      9. World Inflation - Junior Murvin

                                                                      CD Tracklisting
                                                                      1. Storm Is Coming - Junior Delgado
                                                                      2. Up Full One - Dennis Brown
                                                                      3. Gotta Be Strong - Pad Anthony
                                                                      4. Only The Poorman Feel It - Kentucky
                                                                      5. 5chain Grabber - Johnny Osbourne
                                                                      6. Cry For The Youths - Wackad
                                                                      7. Why Should I - Admiral Tibet
                                                                      8. In The Ghetto - Little John
                                                                      9. E20 - Wayne Smith
                                                                      10. Jam In The Street - Sugar Minott
                                                                      11. Possy - Cocoa Tea
                                                                      12. Sugar Me - Conroy Smith
                                                                      13. Hot We Say We Hot - Eccleton Jarrett
                                                                      14. Ram Up Every Corner - Tonto Irie
                                                                      15. Ram Dance Man - Leslie Thunder
                                                                      16. You Pack Up And Gone - King Kong
                                                                      17. Victim Of Babylon - Admiral Tibet
                                                                      18. His Majesty Reign - Cultural Roots
                                                                      19. World Inflation - Junior Murvin
                                                                      20. Stop The Violence - Junior Delgado
                                                                      21. Don't Take Your Gun To Town - Al Campbell
                                                                      22. Conscious Lover - Sugar Minott
                                                                      23. It's Too Late - Michael Palmer
                                                                      24. Move On - Wailing Souls
                                                                      25. So Dem Come, So Dem Go - Nitty Gritty
                                                                      26. In The Ghetto - Richie Stephens
                                                                      27. Trash And Ready - Super Cat
                                                                      28. Fuck Fowl - Bunny General
                                                                      29. Bucket A Shit -Little Twitch
                                                                      30. Bad Girls - King Everald
                                                                      31. Mouth A Massy Liza - Super Black

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Vocal Group Madness

                                                                        Please don't call it Doo Wop! This is Vocal Group Madness!!! 14 Bam-A-Lam Vocal Group Rockers from the 50's & 60's for your next Dance Party. The album is a compilation of obscure and definitely rocking tracks from the archives of some of the coolest vocal harmony groups of the era, including The Ideals, The Eventuals, The Neons, and Little Anthony and the Imperials. Most of these tracks were previously only available on hard-to-find vinyl records and have been carefully remastered to bring them to their full sonic potential.

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Who Say Reload Volume One (Original 90s Jungle And Drum & Bass)

                                                                          In 2021 Velocity Press published Who Say Reload: The Stories Behind the Classic Drum & Bass Records of the 90s, an oral history of the records that defined jungle/drum & bass straight from the original sources. The deluxe coffee table book has since sold thousands of copies and prompted many to comment that it should have an accompanying soundtrack.

                                                                          Now author Paul Terzulli has compiled a Who Say Reload album. However, where the book focused solely on classics and anthems, the compilation takes a different route and offers up a selection of top-quality tunes from some of the scene’s most respected artists and labels.

                                                                          Like the book, the album covers the genre’s nineties golden era, and the many styles of D&B are represented. Pioneering producers and crowd-pleasing favourites sit alongside a few sought-after obscurities by the unsung heroes of the scene. Most importantly, there are some absolute bangers!

                                                                          The 16 tracks are spread over two volumes of 2 x 12"s, and there is also a 13-track digital version, taking you on a journey through music forged from raw breakbeats and basslines that soundtracked a culture of all-night raves, specialist record shops and pirate radio stations.

                                                                          Jungle/drum & bass is approaching its 30th anniversary. Its sonic and cultural legacy is still being felt today. There’s still plenty of old music that might be “new” to some, and these tunes still pack as much of a punch as they did back in the day. That unique energy generated by a combination of breakbeats, bass and creativity never gets old.

                                                                          Produced in conjunction with Above Board distribution. All tracks mastered from original sources and fully licensed. Mastering by Beau Thomas @ Ten Eight Seven Mastering. Liner notes from Who Say Reload author Paul Terzulli. Photography by Eddie Otchere. Artwork and design by Protean Productions.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. DJ Tamsin & The Monk - A Better Place (DJ Trace Remix)
                                                                          A2. Nookie - Shining In Da Darkness
                                                                          B1. Origin Unknown - Valley Of The Shadows (Long Dark Mix)
                                                                          B2. Chimeira - Deeper Life
                                                                          C1. DJ Nut Nut - Special Dedication
                                                                          C2. Omni Trio - Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix)
                                                                          D1. Slipmatt - Breaking Free (DJ SS Rollers Remix)
                                                                          D2. Rude Bwoy Monty - Steppas Anthem

                                                                          We're super happy to welcome Luke Una to the shop to celebrate the launch of the follow up to the Piccadilly Records Compilation Of The Year 2022: 'Luke Una Presents É Soul Cultura Volume 2'.

                                                                          DJ Set - 3.30pm - 5pm
                                                                          Signing Session - 5pm - 5:30pm

                                                                          É Soul Cultura Vol. 1 seemed to land at exactly the right moment. Post-lockdown, optimism was back on the rise and the dance floors swelled again. For many listeners, Manchester based DJ Luke Una's intriguingly woven pattern of new, old, rare and under-discovered music from around the world became the soundtrack to rejuvenated positivity. Piccadilly Records (that's us!) made the release their top compilation of the year, with Rough Trade placing it as their number two. The enthusiasm from the industry was mirrored by record buyers and demonstrated that in the right hands, moving through genres, tempos and decades can make perfect musical sense.

                                                                          This second volume gives another opportunity for Luke to share his journey of the past four decades of staying up late and getting transcendental whilst listening to holy grail music as the city slept. It at times ventures into the deeper, spiritual, soulful, downtempo, experimental aspects of his tastes. From the conscious, street soul fusion gospel of Veronica Mickie's 'Lost Children', to an excursion into Swiss, psych, progressive rock in the form of Pyranha, then onto the classic Indian music-inspired electronic workout of Andi Otto's 'Bangalore Whispers'. Luke hints at his softer side in Avis; a sweet, obscure cover version of Minnie Riperton's 'Baby, This Love I Have', as well as championing local heroes in the shape of Manchester's Yargo and their driving, obscure, proto-house belter, 'Marimba'. There's also Japanese, electronic, slo-mo heaviness from 1979, courtesy of Bach Revolution. House music is integral to the É Soul sound and is represented by Nav Aktah's deep remix of Mr Scruff, and then there's Isis 'In Essense'; a track of such majestic brilliance that it has never left Luke's record bag.

                                                                          The selection is eclectic, global, and plucked from different times and spaces. In theory, perhaps they shouldn't work together, but there is a mysterious link that makes them gel as a whole. That's what Luke does best. He creates a sort of musical alchemy, unifying the diverse.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Real Thing - Children Of The Ghetto
                                                                          Avis - Baby, This Love I Have 
                                                                          Veronica Mickie - Lost Children
                                                                          Rare Silk - Storm (Arp Duppy Chip Mix)
                                                                          LFO - Shove Piggy Shove
                                                                          Bach Revolution - D.E 108
                                                                          Andi Otto - Bangalore Whispers (feat. MD Pallavi)
                                                                          Unnayanaa & Irfan Rainy Feat Ibtisam - Taht Min Aini (Alberghina Remx)*
                                                                          Michael De Albuquerque - We May Be Cattle But We All Got Names
                                                                          Pyranha - Clepsydre
                                                                          Yargo - Marimba
                                                                          Okyerema Asante & Black Fire - Play A Sweet Rhythm On Them Drums (feat. Plunky)
                                                                          Mr. Scruff Feat. Nke - Giffin (Taken Re-edit Speechless Dub Mix)
                                                                          Isis - In Essense
                                                                          Frank Hatchett - Malibu Nites

                                                                          Vinyl Only Track.

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Happy Land (A Compendium Of Electronic Music From The British Isles 1992-1996 Volume 2)

                                                                            Future Jazzers, notorious experimentalists and outfield eccentrics stumble onto the dancefloor. In the 90s. In the UK.

                                                                            From an electronic music perspective, the period 1992 to 1996 in the UK that this compilation celebrates, was one of dizzying sonic diversification.

                                                                            It was also a particularly turbulent time in the UK, not only politically and economically, but also culturally too. Economic catastrophe in ‘92 was followed by widespread poverty, a cost of living crisis and countless political scandals. Meanwhile, John Major’s Tory government pandered to its political base via unpleasant, authoritarian legislation that seemingly sought to crush rave culture, alternative lifestyles, and traveller communities. The UK was not so much a ‘Happy Land’ – to quote the name of this compilation – as an angry and divided one. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

                                                                            Throughout, the music created by producers based across these Isles remained uniquely British, speeding up a process begun in the late 1980s through the emergence of street soul, bleep & bass and breakbeat hardcore – musical styles whose roots in multicultural

                                                                            inner-city communities made them distinctly different from the Black American sounds that had inspired their creators. It was here, rather than in the indie pubs of Camden, that real musical revolutions were taking place.

                                                                            This deep diving selection brings together some truly adventurous and original electronic music from this period, much of it very hard to find. Major label outings connect with white label oddities with ease. Perhaps it could even be argued that many of these unearthed gems fit more easily into DJ sets in 2023 than they ever did at the time. The off-kilter swing of Richard D James’ obscure and highly sought after Strider B outing, ‘Bradley’s Robot’ is joined by further rare cuts from Cabaret Voltaire and the Black Dog, and artists as diverse as Ultramarine, Herbert, Fretless AZM, and Radioactive Lamb, amongst others.

                                                                            This collection has been lovingly selected, compiled and mastered for maximum sonic playback. This very special release boasts sublime pastoral themed artwork, as well as informative and passionate liner notes by celebrated music scribe Matt Anniss (‘Join The Future’).

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1. Strider. B. - Linmiri ‰

                                                                            Jean-Philippe Altier’s first full-length excursion as Jpye, 2021’s Samba With You, was heralded a contemporary Balearic pop gem – a superbly summery, sun-kissed set full of atmospheric instrumentation, colourful synth sounds, strong songs and star turns from a wide variety of musical friends and guest performers.

                                                                            Bleu Your Mind, his hotly anticipated follow-up, takes a similar sonic approach to its predecessor, with Altier being joined in the studio by friends old (vocalist e11e, keyboardist Michael T and fellow Twonk members Leonidas and Renato Tonini all reprise their roles from ‘Samba With You’) and new (Da Roc and Iamrobd) on a set that effortlessly mixes and matches elements of nu-disco, jazz-funk, laidback synth-pop, Italo-disco and Balearic beats.

                                                                            Those who savoured ‘Samba With You’ will feel at home right away, as e11e sings softly and sweetly atop the gentle Latin infused shuffle, dusk-ready instrumentation and chiming vibraphone solos of ‘Freedom Ain’t Free’. French composer and keyboardist Da Roc makes his first appearance on the following track, the duelling electric pianos and synths of sun-splashed instrumental Balearic pop gem ‘You Freak Out’, before e11e returns on the throbbing and suspenseful ‘Shiver’– a re-imagined and genuinely glassy-eyed cover of Marie Laure Sachs’ sleazy 1978 Italian disco jam of the same name.

                                                                            So it continues, with Altier and his collaborators painting scintillating sonic pictures in kaleidoscopic colours. Impeccable arrangements and pin-sharp instrumentation work in perfect harmony with seductive grooves that pack plenty of subtle swing. Even more impressively, ‘Bleu Your Mind’ is an album that genuinely rewards repeat listens, with each successive spin revealing more musical touches and cannily crafted melodic motifs.

                                                                            As a result, highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the delay-laden jazz-funk-goes-electrofunk fizz of ‘Xcuse My French’ (with Da Roc), and the humid afternoon heat of ‘Va Là-Bas’ – a gorgeous and immersive, sunset-ready affair produced alongside Renato and featuring dazzling kets from Michael T) – to the slow-motion Gallic/Italian reggae-pop of ‘Tutto OK’ (a nod to the tropical-tinged reggae sounds created in France during the 1980s), and the slap-bass sporting, smoothed-out (but low-down) grooves of Renato hook-up ‘Take Off’.

                                                                            As ‘Bleu Your Mind’ progresses, the musical details become more refined, the grooves drowsier and the mood more horizontal. This subtle shift can be heard in Leonidas co-production ‘Lazyjack’ – all chiming lead lines, languid bass guitar, snappy drum machine beats and glistening guitar motifs – the vocoder-sporting stoner funk of ‘Spinnaker’, and the yearning brilliance of ‘Fingers Crossed’.

                                                                            The album’s most emotive and immersive moment by some distance, ‘Fingers Crossed’ sees Altier and collaborator Iamrobd (also a fellow Twonk member) tease out a slow-motion groove in combination with lilting Spanish guitar solos, ultra-dreamy chords, twinkling pianos and delay-laden drum machine hits. Bittersweet and brilliant, it’s a track guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. By the time it fades out, via a sustained piano chord, you’ll be sat or stood in wide-eyed, open-mouthed wonder.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1. Jpye & E11e - Freedom Ain't Free
                                                                            A2. Jpye & Da Roc - You Freak Out
                                                                            A3. Jpye & E11e - Shiver
                                                                            B1. Jpye & Da Roc - Xcuse My French
                                                                            B2. Jpye & Renato - Va La-Bas (feat Michael T)
                                                                            B3. Jpye & Renato - Tutto OK
                                                                            C1. Jpye & Leonidas - Lazyjack
                                                                            C2. Jpye & Renato - Take Off
                                                                            C3. Jpye & Da Roc - Spinnaker
                                                                            D1. Jpye & Iamrobd - Fingers Crossed
                                                                            D2. Jpye - Freedom Ain't Free (instrumental)
                                                                            D3. Jpye & Da Roc - Spinnaker (instrumental)

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            September Songs: Music Of Kurt Weill

                                                                              After Larry Weinstein heard the 1985 tribute album Lost In The Stars - The Music of Kurt Weill, he was inspired to film the follow-up, September Songs – The Music of Kurt Weill. This 94-minute music video was recorded in an abandoned warehouse in Toronto where musicians performed a series of songs by Kurt Weill. The lineup included Lou Reed, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Elvis Costello, Charlie Haden, Betty Carter, and David Johansen amongst others. September Songs was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cultural Program and won five Gemini Awards.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Side A
                                                                              1. Nick Cave - Mack The Knife (From The Threepenny Opera)
                                                                              2. PJ Harvey - Ballad Of The Soldier's Wife
                                                                              3. David Johansen - Alabama Song (From The Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny)

                                                                              Side B
                                                                              1. Teresa Stratas - Youkali Tango (From Marie Galante)
                                                                              2. Elvis Costello - Lost In The Stars (From Lost In The Stars)
                                                                              3. Lotte Lenya - Pirate Jenny (From The Threepenny Opera)
                                                                              4. Charlie Haden - Speak Low (From One Touch Of Venus)

                                                                              Side C
                                                                              1. The Persuasions - Oh, Heavenly Salvation (From The Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny)
                                                                              2. Betty Carter - Lonely House (From Street Scene)
                                                                              3. Teresa Stratas - Surabaya Johnny (From Happy End)

                                                                              Side D
                                                                              1. Mary Margaret O'Hara - Don't Be Afraid (From Happy End)
                                                                              2. Lou Reed - September Song (From Knickerbocker Holiday)
                                                                              3. Bertolt Brecht - Mack The Knife (From The Threepenny Opera)
                                                                              4. William S. Burroughs - What Keeps Mankind Alive? (From The Threepenny Opera)

                                                                              Cliff Martinez / Various Artists

                                                                              Drive - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - 2023 Edition

                                                                                The soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn's ‘Drive’ needs no introduction, and is hailed one of the greatest and most iconic film scores of recent times.

                                                                                The soundtrack features original music by Cliff Martinez (‘The Lincoln Lawyer’, ‘Traffic’) with Eurosynth-styled songs by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx (‘Nightcall’), The Chromatics (‘Tick of the Clock’), Desire (‘Under Your Spell’), College featuring Electric Youth (‘A Real Hero’), and Riziero Ortolani featuring Katyna Ranieri (‘Oh My Love’).

                                                                                ‘Drive’ was a smash hit upon release and peaked at #35 on the Billboard Top 200. Accolades came rolling in, such as Spin Magazine, who listed it as one of the Top 40 Movie Soundtracks That Changed Alternative Music.

                                                                                As Martinez notes, “The words ‘hit’ and ‘soundtrack’ seldom appear in the same sentence. The score to ‘Drive’ is the closest I’ve ever come to having anything of the sort. And I wish I knew the recipe for its success as no one is more eager than me to repeat the experience.”

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Under Your Spell
                                                                                A Real Hero
                                                                                Oh My Love
                                                                                Tick Of The Clock
                                                                                Rubber Head
                                                                                I Drive
                                                                                He Had A Good Time
                                                                                They Broke His Pelvis
                                                                                Kick Your Teeth
                                                                                Where's The Deluxe
                                                                                See You In Four
                                                                                After The Chase
                                                                                Wrong Floor
                                                                                Skull Crushing
                                                                                My Name On A Car
                                                                                On The Beach
                                                                                Bride Of Deluxe

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Soul Jazz Records Presents: Delta Swamp Rock

                                                                                  Delta Swamp Rock is an interstate southern road-trip through the United States of America where country, rock and soul met at the crossroads - an exploration of the musical and cultural links between the cities of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and Nashville in the 1960s and 70s.

                                                                                  At the start of the 1970s, a new type of music emerged out of the southern states of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Florida. Southern rock, the creation of young blue-collar white Americans, blended rock, soul, country and blues music together to present a new vision of the south – a post-civil rights southern identity complete with a celebration of the regions natural landscape and its way of life.

                                                                                  The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd epitomised the definitive southern rock groups – a mixture of blues-rock and country with a southern rebelliousness and attitude. Unfortunately both The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd were to be struck by tragedy, which would affect the movement’s rise and fall.

                                                                                  The backstory to southern rock is the fact that a number of the people involved in its creation had been central to the production of southern soul music in the 1960s mainly in Memphis, Tennessee, and the small town of Muscle Shoals (population around 10,000) deep within the bible-belt, liquor-free, deeply segregated state of Alabama, creating 100s of R&B hits on an almost daily basis.

                                                                                  Here in Muscle Shoals, with its proximity to Memphis and Nashville, an all-white group of in-house musicians, (famously referred to by Lynyrd Skynyrd in the song ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ as the ‘Swampers’), created countless classic soul records for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Clarence Carter and more during the 1960s.

                                                                                  This album charts the rise and fall of southern rock from its funky swamp roots in southern soul to its phenomenal success in the first-half of the 1970s, including its influence on Nashville’s ‘outlaw’ country and tracing it right back to the arrival of rock and roll in the 1950s - the first meeting of black and white American music at the crossroads.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Seasons (4.09)
                                                                                  2. Barefoot Jerry – Smokies (2.14)
                                                                                  3. Joe South – Hush (3.47)
                                                                                  4. Bobbie Gentry – Papa, Won’t You Let Me Go To Town With You (2.34)
                                                                                  5. Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase (3.17)
                                                                                  6. Cher – I Walk On Guilded Splinters (2.32)
                                                                                  1. Cowboy – Please Be With Me (3.48)
                                                                                  2. The Allman Brothers – Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More (3.40)
                                                                                  3. Link Wray – Be What You Want To (4.29)
                                                                                  4. Boz Scaggs – I’ll Be Long Gone (4.08)
                                                                                  5. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Comin’ Home (5.29)

                                                                                  1. Bobbie Gentry – Seasons Come, Seasons Go (2.52)
                                                                                  2. Leon Russell – Out In The Woods (3.37)
                                                                                  3. Tony Joe White – Polk Salad Annie (3.42)
                                                                                  4. Barefoot Jerry – Come To Me Tonight (4.43)
                                                                                  5. Dan Penn – If Love Was Money (3.29)
                                                                                  6. Linda Ronstadt – I Won’t Be Hangin’ ‘Round (2.59)

                                                                                  1. Waylon Jennings – Big D (2.30)
                                                                                  2. Big Star – Thirteen (2.37)
                                                                                  3. Bobbie Gentry – Mississippi Delta (3.06)
                                                                                  4. Travis Wammack – I Forgot To Remember To Forget (2.54)
                                                                                  5. Johnny Cash & June Carter – If I Were A Carpenter (3.01)
                                                                                  6. Billy Vera – I’m Leavin’ Here Tomorrow, Mama (

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Colleen Cosmo Murphy Presents Balearic Breakfast Volume 2

                                                                                    Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy serves up a second helping of Balearic Breakfast with another phenomenal compilation for Heavenly Recordings. Like 2022’s acclaimed first Balearic Breakfast album, this one features eleven tracks that drift between space rock and soul, disco and deep house, ambient and electronica, old and new, fast and slow. In the words of Cosmo herself, these tracks are a “hodge-podge of chill out, spiritual jazz, deep soul, percussive house, quirky disco, indie-dance and what may ‘traditionally’ be called ‘balearic’ (whatever that may be).” In the words of Heavenly, these albums are horizontal masterpieces that should be prescribed on the NHS as they’re filled with the kind of blissed out music that’s guaranteed to lift you out of the mundane and the everyday, wherever you are.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Mental Remedy - Omamiuda (Prayer For Japan Version)
                                                                                    2. Manolo - Amalfi Drive
                                                                                    3. Gallo - Abysso (Calm’s Mellow Mellow Acid Dub)
                                                                                    4. HF International Ft Kasif - I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (Kaoru Inoue Extended Disco Dub Remix)
                                                                                    5. Residentes Balearicos - - Juno's Dream (Gold Suite Remix)
                                                                                    6. Dølle Jølle - Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje's Extra Døll Mix)
                                                                                    7. Hard Feelings - Love Scenes (Cosmodelica Remix)
                                                                                    8. Monks Road Social - The Wings Of The Morning
                                                                                    9. Midlake - Roscoe (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-Animation)
                                                                                    10. Lunar Dunes - Moon Bathing
                                                                                    11. Dip In The Pool - What About This Love (Chaos In The CBD Remix)

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy Presents Balearic Breakfast Vol 1&2

                                                                                      Both volumes of Balearic Breakfast available as a double CD for the first time with sleeve notes by Bill Brewster (DJ History). 

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING


                                                                                      1. Joan Bibiloni - Sa Fosc
                                                                                      2. Cantoma - The Mountain (Coyote Remix)
                                                                                      3. Fragile - We've Got Tonight, Boy
                                                                                      4. Linkwood Family - Miles Away
                                                                                      5. The Cosmic Laws (Phil Asher Restless Soul Vocal)
                                                                                      6. Mildlife - Vapour (Cosmodelica Remix) 07:18
                                                                                      7. Friendly Fires & The Asphodells - Velo
                                                                                      8. Lady Blackbird - Beware The Stranger (Ashley Beedle's North Street West Vocal Remix)
                                                                                      9. Morenas - Hazme Sonar (Ambient Mix By Peter Vriends)
                                                                                      10. Caoilfhionn Rose - Paths
                                                                                      11. Mike Salta & Marty Mortale - Henry's Spacewalk


                                                                                      1. Mental Remedy - Omamiuda (Prayer For Japan Version)
                                                                                      2. Manolo - Amalfi Drive
                                                                                      3. Gallo - Abysso (Calm’s Mellow Mellow Acid Dub)
                                                                                      4. HF International Ft Kasif - I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (Kaoru Inoue Extended Disco Dub Remix)
                                                                                      5. Residentes Balearicos - - Juno's Dream (Gold Suite Remix)
                                                                                      6. Dølle Jølle - Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje's Extra Døll Mix)
                                                                                      7. Hard Feelings - Love Scenes (Cosmodelica Remix)
                                                                                      8. Monks Road Social - The Wings Of The Morning
                                                                                      9. Midlake - Roscoe (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-Animation)
                                                                                      10. Lunar Dunes - Moon Bathing
                                                                                      11. Dip In The Pool - What About This Love (Chaos In The CBD Remix)

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      Traces Of Illusion Compiled By Skyrager

                                                                                        After a bit of down-time, Spacetalk Records returns with something special: a stunning compilation of obscurities, rare cuts and secret weapons compiled by label co-founder Danny McLewin under his Skyrager alias.

                                                                                        Although most widely known as one half of Psychemagik, McLewin has long been regarded as one of the UK’s most decorated crate-diggers – a DJ and record dealer recognised for his ability to unearth slept-on gems, private press obscurities and campfire-friendly curios. He’s already showcased his curatorial skills on a string of acclaimed and now sought-after comps – see Psychemagik’s Magik Cyrkles, Magik Sunrise and Magik Sunset Pt 1 & 2 – but Traces of Illusion marks the first time McLewin has put together a collection as Skyrager.

                                                                                        There’s no grand concept behind Traces of Illusion, though McLewin’s selections are universally tactile, sun-baked and effortlessly summery, evoking images of nights spent camped out in the Californian desert or beneath the vibrant canopy of an English forest at dusk. As you’d expect, there are no well-known anthems or ‘big tunes’ here, just an inspired selection of largely unknown musical nuggets oozing in quality.

                                                                                        For now, the track list is under wraps but you can be sure there are plenty of highlights to savour amongst the 15 tracks which all add up to an eye-opening, head-soothing journey through the dustiest corners of McLewin’s record collection.

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        28 Little Bangers From Richard Hawley's Jukebox

                                                                                          • Ace Records is thrilled to be working with seminal singer-songwriter, toast of this year's Olivier Awards and all-round Sheffield legend Richard Hawley on this, the first volume of a compilation series of some of his favourite singles. This is a selection of 28 7''s that Richard has collected on his travels around the globe, through friends, family, collectors, word of mouth, thrift shop finds, pub jukebox gems and everything in between. Richard refers to the glue that joins these selections together as 'Little Bangers' as they are all mini hand grenades; bright lights that explode and fizzle out, some big names, some rarities, some lost souls, some obscurities, some by artists he actively enjoys knowing almost nothing about other than they want to get him on his feet and dance. Many are garage instrumentals, exposing the guitar-line as lead melody and the art of telling a story without lyrics.

                                                                                          • As Richard puts it, 'I’m fascinated by the 7-inch single because of the discipline of it. A 7-inch single can only contain a certain amount of information... So, you have to learn the discipline of cramming all that information and craft into a short space of time. If you imagine this album as a piece of bacon, there’s absolutely no fat on it at all. It’s just juicy meat. There aren’t flabby recordings, they are very nimble.'

                                                                                          • We're extra proud that the Hendrix Estate have allowed us to include Curtis Knight & The Squires' ferocious and never previously licensed 'Hornet's Nest' which naturally we proudly kick off with. We feature the five-minutes-plus long version that has never been released before. The pace never slackens, taking in the Shadows, Link Wray, the Troggs, the Champs, Jimmy Gordon and so many more besides. It's joyful, it's relentless, and you can listen to it on repeat for a thousand miles.

                                                                                          To give Richard the last word: 'My advice to everybody, is keep on the surfboard, motherfucker. These records have kept me on my surfboard for decades, you know what I’m saying?'

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          SIDE ONE
                                                                                          1. HORNET'S NEST –
                                                                                          Curtis Knight & The Squires Feat. Jimi Hendrix
                                                                                          2. NASTY - The Time Keepers
                                                                                          3. PATH THROUGH THE FOREST - The Factory
                                                                                          4. GET ON THIS PLANE - The Premiers
                                                                                          5. SCOTCH ON THE SOCKS - The Shadows
                                                                                          6. QUASIMOTO - The Road Runners
                                                                                          7. LAZY REBEL - Twangy Rebels
                                                                                          SIDE TWO
                                                                                          1. SWINGING DRUMS - Ronny Kae
                                                                                          2. CUTTIN' OUT - Rockin’ Ronald & The Rebels
                                                                                          3. HONKY - The Ho-Dads
                                                                                          4. BLACK NIGHT - Cheryl Thompson
                                                                                          5. LONG LINE RIDER - Bobby Darin
                                                                                          6. POPPIN' POPEYE - Link Wray
                                                                                          7. HOT-ROD - King Curtis
                                                                                          SIDE THREE
                                                                                          1. FEELS LIKE A WOMAN - The Troggs
                                                                                          2. CUTTIN' OUT - The Pirates
                                                                                          3. WHERE YOU GONNA GO - Art Guy
                                                                                          4. NEB'S TUNE - Ahab & The Wailers
                                                                                          5. BUZZZZZZ - Jimmy Gordon
                                                                                          6. JUNGLE WALK - The Dyna-Sores
                                                                                          7. SURFIN' & SWINGIN' - Les Brown Jr
                                                                                          SIDE FOUR
                                                                                          1. TAHITI - Jimmy & Stan
                                                                                          2. BAWANA JINDE - Al Duncan
                                                                                          3. DEAD END PART 1 - The Executioners
                                                                                          4. REQUIEM FOR LOVE - Bobbie Gentry & Jody Reynolds
                                                                                          5. 3/4 MASH - The Champs
                                                                                          6. EL GATO - The Chandelles
                                                                                          7. IT’S NOTHING TO ME – Sanford Clark

                                                                                          The Peace Chant compilation series is a Temple, a reliquary of sacred harmonious statements made by enlightened artists throughout time. With Tramp Records' latest offerings, "Peace Chant, Raw Deep and Spiritual Jazz volumes 5 & 6, deeper, darker, and even more remote chambers of this already exalted temple are brought to light. The team at Tramp, with their torch of love and with reverence for those builders who came before, have returned from their quest with musical treasures unfathomable. Indeed, some of these tracks sound as if they may have literally been plucked from the ancient hands of some towering golden idol. But this quest was no looting effort, no. The Gods, as well as the artists and their families were fairly compensated through Tramp Records' rigorous and historically conscious licensing efforts.

                                                                                          Volume 6 ululates with a rich flute and Fender Rhodes-rich microtonal fusion called "Cataracts" by Musica Orbis that even comes with some sparkling Afro-harping moments ala Dorothy Ashby; a 5/4 dreamscape conjured by the Fredric Rabold Crew called "Januschka" with enraptured wailing soprano; and a very interesting and likely heretofore unheard version of a tune that, in Dizzy's words, "... has withstood the vicissitudes of the contingent world and rocketed in an odyssey into the realm of the metaphysical...", A Night in Tunisia, with rich vocals and scatting.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Musica Orbis - Cataracts
                                                                                          2. Charles Lamont - History
                                                                                          3. Jimmy McGary Quartet - Algunas
                                                                                          4. Lucky Brown & The S.G.'s - Bless Your Soul
                                                                                          5. A La Ala - A Night In Tunesia
                                                                                          6. Frey-Tiepold-Thierfelder-Lang - Colibry
                                                                                          7. New Day - Savior's Waltz
                                                                                          8. Frederic Rabold Crew - Januschka

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          Sabroso Go Go

                                                                                            'Sabroso Go Go' brings together fourteen musical mixes created in the recording studios of Manuel Antonio Guerrero (MAG), in which music directors combine rhythm with alchemy in a quest to find the philosopher's stone of the dance. Exotica, ye-yé cumbia, guaracha infused twist, rock’n roll mambo, Spanish rumba, boogaloo beat, tropical garage and other unexpected bastard genres are featured in this compilation.

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Saoco Vol. 1

                                                                                              A comprehensive look at the fascinating music variety of Puerto Rico during the 50s and 60s, which would lead the way to the subsequent salsa scene worldwide. The selection focuses on the rhythms of bomba and plena, island traditions that reached tremendous popularity and enriched the field of tropical music with a clearly Puerto Rican character.

                                                                                              Extensive liner notes by compiler Yannis Ruel illustrated with original artwork and memorabilia.

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Peace Chant Vol.5

                                                                                              The Peace Chant compilation series is a Temple, a reliquary of sacred harmonious statements made by enlightened artists throughout time. With Tramp Records' latest offerings, "Peace Chant, Raw Deep and Spiritual Jazz volumes 5 & 6, deeper, darker, and even more remote chambers of this already exalted temple are brought to light. The team at Tramp, with their torch of love and with reverence for those builders who came before, have returned from their quest with musical treasures unfathomable. Indeed, some of these tracks sound as if they may have literally been plucked from the ancient hands of some towering golden idol. But this quest was no looting effort, no. The Gods, as well as the artists and their families were fairly compensated through Tramp Records' rigorous and historically conscious licensing efforts.

                                                                                              Some of the treasures herein include, from Volume 5, a German gospel/modal jazz hybrid replete with flutes and vibes (and even a surprise gospel choir) reminding us not to 'speak when we should be silent' called "Ich Rede Wenn Ich Schweigen Sollte"; Indian jazz/rock fusion outfit Jazz Yatra Sextette's literal peace chant, "Shanti" led by Louis Banks (real name Dambar Bahadur Budaprithi), who worked with Embryo and John Maclaughlin; and Ron Wilson Trio's walking meditation and study on the beauty and rhythm of "Zimbabwe" in 3/4.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Wolfgang Lauth Combo - Ich Rede Wenn Ich Schweigen Sollte
                                                                                              2. Beaver College Modern Jazz Orchestra - No Outlet
                                                                                              3. Federico Cervantes - Little Boogum
                                                                                              4 Ron Wilson Trio - Zimbabwe
                                                                                              5. Cleveland Jazz All Stars - Night Eagle
                                                                                              6. Rex Davis - Downey Sunset
                                                                                              7. Dahle Scott - One More For The Road
                                                                                              8. Jazz Yatra Sextett - Shanti

                                                                                              After a long break, Dub Disco is back with a special package of magical edits. Georg Wedel gets us underway with the exotic, lilting, soft-rock belter "König Dub", which is suitably littered with drifting tape delays as Wedel chops up elements with a deft hand. Aussteiger switches tact for a southern flavoured, porch-rock groove with gospel undertones and irresistible guitar line. No idea where he's dug this from but it's pretty special indeed.

                                                                                              Onto side B and Polyplay deploys a swung, 3/4 future dubber, complete with soulful beatdown vocals on "Durch die Nacht". Craftsmen concludes this head turning set with "Desperado" which pairs pitched up female vox to a rigid breakbeat and gentle subs; a curveball end of night track that completes this odd ball but infectious set beautifully. 

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              Matt says: Another well sourced and re-jigged smattering of oddball dance music from the Dub Disco cartel. Certain to cause head turns, beard twiddles and forceful track ID requests.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1 Georg Wedel - König Dub
                                                                                              A2 Aussteiger - Yusuf Dub
                                                                                              B1 Polyplay - Durch Die Nacht
                                                                                              B2 Craftsman - Desperado

                                                                                              Since launching in early 2020, Claremont 56’s Claremont Editions series has served up two impeccably curated and lovingly curated compilations of label rarities, unheard archive cuts and brand-new music. Two years on from the release of the second volume, C56 boss Paul Murphy has finally got round to compiling a third instalment, and as you’d expect it’s full of attractive, sun-soaked treats.

                                                                                              The set introduces us to a handful of label debutants. German collective Neumayer Station, a group who emerged from the same musical and social circle as existing Claremont 56 artists Fürstattl, contribute two cuts: ‘Unterführung’, an evocative, low-slung, reverb-laden fusion of krautrock and horizontal psychedelic dream-pop featuring Fürstattl’s Frank Mollena and Patrick Göbel, and the subtly jazz-flecked krautrock hypnotism of ‘Crossings’, a cut whose atmospheric intent and well-placed dub delays make it undeniably Balearic.

                                                                                              Speaking of Balearic, experienced musical daydreamer Mike Salta finally makes his Claremont 56 bow, joining forces with regular collaborator Marty Mortale on the deliciously tactile, warming, electric piano-sporting sunset shuffle of ‘Seashore Redemption’. The final new addition to the C56 family is Taichi Arakawa, the DJ/producer behind Japan’s Café Goofy. His track, ‘Ocean Sunrise’, is a gorgeously dreamy and kaleidoscopic shuffle through drifting synth-sax, slow-motion beats, immersive pads and layered synthesizer melodies.

                                                                                              As with its predecessors, Claremont Editions Volume Three also boasts fresh, unreleased material from label stalwarts. Jpye, whose Samba With You album was one of the label’s highlights of 2021, once again joins forces with regular collaborator Renato – and newcomer Michael T – to deliver a dose of club-ready Balearic samba smothered in glistening jazz guitar licks, lazy synth solos and languid electric piano licks (‘Va Là-Bas).

                                                                                              Ferdi Schuster, who released his sole album to date on the label back in 2019, offers up the pastoral, folksy and hand percussion-heavy brilliance of ‘The Fuzz Version’, while C56’s own in-house trio, Hillside (AKA Paul Murphy, Alex Searle and Patrick Dawes) deliver the utterly gorgeous and cinematic ‘Pole Vault’ – a delightful hat-tip to classic library music featuring brilliant brass and string arrangements from Michele Chiavarini.

                                                                                              Rounding off another excellent package are two remixes from the vaults: Bosq’s pitched-up, Latin-tinged Balearic jazz-funk interpretation of Hillside’s deeply personal and emotive ‘For Daniel’ (a revision previously only available digitally) and a previously unheard revision of Paqua’s ‘The Visitor’ from Idjut Boys’ Conrad McDonnell, a long-time friend of the label. His take is predictably magical and dubbed-out to the max, with Quinn Luke’s evocative vocals seemingly drifting above sparse, stripped-back beats, echoing guitars, hissing cymbals and hazy bass.

                                                                                              To complete the package, Claremont Editions Three features a specially commissioned cover painting from Andy Kehoe, an illustrator whose distinctively colourful, detailed and fantastical images are a perfect match for the vividly evocative music contained on the LP. 

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1. Hillside - Pole Vault
                                                                                              A2. Hillside - For Daniel (Bosq Remix)
                                                                                              B1. Mike Salta & Mortale - Seashore Redemption
                                                                                              B2. Jpye & Renato - Va La-Bas (feat Michael T)
                                                                                              B3. Taichi Arakawa - Ocean Sunrise
                                                                                              C1. Neumayer Station - Crossings
                                                                                              C2. Paqua - The Visitor (Conrad's Love Shark Mix)
                                                                                              D1. Neumayer Station - Unterfuhrung
                                                                                              D2. Ferdi Schuster - The Fuzz Version

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Flying Mojito Bros - Greatest Hits (1970-1983)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Paul says: I've loved their releaes on Too Slow To Disco but this is something else! I never realized they had some much material! A Pandora's box of soft rock, soul, psyche and Balearic moods.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Keeping Control - Independent Music From Manchester 1977-1981

                                                                                                  • A 76 track celebration of all things Manchester from 1977 to 1981.

                                                                                                  • A comprehensive look at the city’s sounds featuring Buzzcocks, Joy Division, New Order, The Fall, John Cooper Clark, Durutti Column, A Certain Ratio, The Freshies, Slaughter & The Dogs, Magazine and many more.

                                                                                                  • Includes tracks featuring many future stars of the Manchester music scene, such as Mick Hucknall (Simply Red), Martin Coogan (The Mock Turtles), Graham Massey (808 State), Mike Joyce (The Smiths) and Chris Sievey (Frank Sidebottom).

                                                                                                  Back in 2017, Cherry Red unveiled a mammoth 7-CD compendium entitled ‘Manchester North Of England’, which attempted to document the city’s vibrant music scene from punk to Britpop. Six years on, ‘Keeping Control’ is the sequel, a modest triple-disc retrospective concentrating on music from the punk and post-punk years.

                                                                                                  ‘Keeping Control’ boasts the “name” bands out of Greater Manchester from that period, however, the underlying musical story of this box set lies with the lesser-known Manchester Musicians Collective. A catalyst for many musicians at the time, the MMC organised gigs, other activities and encouragement to the many and varied talents emerging in the region during punk and its aftershocks.

                                                                                                  Louise Alderman, co-founder of the Manchester Musicians Collective, has written a foreword for the box set, which is named after the MMC’s short-lived fanzine. Via Louise’s band mate in Manchester Mekon, Frank Ewart, we also have a few previously unissued tracks by acts closely affiliated with the organization. At the time, the Collective was celebrated across two albums, ‘A Manchester Collection’ and ‘Unzipping The Abstract’ (both 1980) – and most of the artists from these releases are represented.

                                                                                                  Beyond the MMC, Manchester enjoyed a thriving independent scene from 1977 onwards, inspired by Buzzcocks’ debut EP on New Hormones, Rabid, TJM, Object Music, Absurd, Bent and last but certainly not least Factory … each of them carved a different furrow. Outside of the gravitational pull of London, which exerted such a strong pull across the South of England, Manchester evolved its own unique identity, often mixing sharp humour with seemingly bleak, desolate-sounding music (reflecting the city’s hardship during that time).

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  DISC ONE
                                                                                                  1 BUZZCOCKS Orgasm Addict
                                                                                                  2 SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS The Bitch
                                                                                                  3 THE NOSEBLEEDS Fascist Pigs
                                                                                                  4 THE DRONES City Drones
                                                                                                  5 THE PANIK Murder
                                                                                                  6 V2 Nothing To Do
                                                                                                  7 JILTED JOHN Jilted John
                                                                                                  8 GYRO Central Detention Centre
                                                                                                  9 SALFORD JETS Lookin’ At The Squares
                                                                                                  10 JOHN THE POSTMAN’S PUERILE Kawalski Of The Seaview Has Got The Best Hairstyle I’ve Ever Seen
                                                                                                  11 ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS PARANOIAS Fuck You
                                                                                                  12 JOHN COOPER CLARKE I Don’t Want To Be Nice
                                                                                                  13 THE TEARDROPS Pompous
                                                                                                  14 PASSAGE Slit Machine
                                                                                                  15 SPHERICAL OBJECTS Sweet Tooth
                                                                                                  16 STEVE MIRO Smiling In Reverse
                                                                                                  17 JOY DIVISION Digital
                                                                                                  18 THE SMIRKS American Patriots
                                                                                                  19 NOTSENSIBLES Lying On The Sofa
                                                                                                  20 48 CHAIRS Psycle Sluts
                                                                                                  21 EDDIE FICTION UFO Part 2
                                                                                                  22 MELLOTRON Warriors From Space
                                                                                                  23 SPEED She’s All There
                                                                                                  24 GENOCIDE Renegade
                                                                                                  25 SISTER RAY Suicide
                                                                                                  26 EDDIE MOONEY & THE GRAVE I Bought Three Eggs
                                                                                                  27 GERRY AND THE HOLOGRAMS

                                                                                                  DISC TWO
                                                                                                  1 THE FALL Flat Of Angles
                                                                                                  2 STEROID KIDDIES Seaside Teaser
                                                                                                  3 DIRECT HITS Back To The Sixties
                                                                                                  4 FOREIGN PRESS Crossfire
                                                                                                  5 CRISPY AMBULANCE Motorway Boys
                                                                                                  6 I.Q. ZERO Insects
                                                                                                  7 ACCIDENT ON THE EAST LANCS. We Want It Legalized
                                                                                                  8 THE OUT Who Is Innocent?
                                                                                                  9 GODS GIFT These Days
                                                                                                  10 MUD HUTTERS Danger
                                                                                                  11 PATHETIX Love In Decay
                                                                                                  12 PRIVATE SECTOR Just Wanna Stay Free
                                                                                                  13 THE FRANTIC ELEVATORS Hunchback Of Notre Dame
                                                                                                  14 FAST CARS You’re So Funny
                                                                                                  15 MISS KATE Ebony Eyes
                                                                                                  16 GROW-UP The Best Thing
                                                                                                  17 PROPERTY OF… Dance Like You’re Dead *
                                                                                                  18 THE DISTRACTIONS Doesn’t Bother Me
                                                                                                  19 THE DURUTTI COLUMN Sketch For Summer
                                                                                                  20 BET LYNCH’S LEGS Riders In The Sky
                                                                                                  21 THE HOAX Storm Trooper
                                                                                                  22 MANICURED NOISE Metronome
                                                                                                  23 MAGAZINE A Song From Under The Floorboards
                                                                                                  24 VIBRANT THIGH Walking Away
                                                                                                  25 ENIGMA Play With Fire
                                                                                                  26 THE STILL 9.5
                                                                                                  27 SPURTZ Boyfriends Or Your Money Back
                                                                                                  28 THE CHARLIE PARKAS Space Invaders

                                                                                                  DISC THREE
                                                                                                  1 IF ONLY Puppet Masters
                                                                                                  2 THE CHEATERS (I Wanna Be A) Policeman
                                                                                                  3 MANCHESTER MEKON Must Have More Wheels
                                                                                                  4 BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Apathetic Hell
                                                                                                  5 THE LIGGERS Recorded Or Live *
                                                                                                  6 SECTION 25 Knew Noise
                                                                                                  7 THE DIAGRAM BROS. There Is No Shower
                                                                                                  8 THE THINGS Pieces Of You
                                                                                                  9 DISLOCATION DANCE Familiar View
                                                                                                  10 MARTIN HANNETT The Music Room
                                                                                                  11 BLUE ORCHIDS The Flood (Demo) *
                                                                                                  12 KEVIN HEWICK Haystack
                                                                                                  13 ELECTRA COMPLEX Magic *
                                                                                                  14 HAMSTERS Animal
                                                                                                  15 BITING TONGUES You Can Choke Like That
                                                                                                  16 THE FRESHIES Wrap Up The Rockets
                                                                                                  17 LUDUS Hugo Blanco
                                                                                                  18 MOTHMEN Temptation
                                                                                                  19 A CERTAIN RATIO Waterline
                                                                                                  20 BEE VAMP Lucky Grills
                                                                                                  21 NEW ORDER Everything’s Gone Green

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Cease & Resist - Sonic Subversion & Anarcho Punk In The UK 1979-1986

                                                                                                    This compilation is a fundraiser for Faslane Peace Camp. Not so far from Glasgow Faslane Naval Base is home to Britain's abhorrent Trident nuclear missiles. The camp has been there, protesting since 1982 and is still active to this day. We hope in our lifetime we will see those missiles leave Scottish soil. We have so much respect for those who have dedicated their lives to protesting these weapons and it seemed an obvious choice that the proceeds from this release should go to help them, and the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

                                                                                                    This is a double vinyl retrospective compilation of some of the most radical music ever made, a musical force that changed lives. Covering the years 1979 - 86 and including classic tracks from Crass, Poison Girls, Flux Of Pink Indians, The Mob, Zounds, Annie Anxiety, The Ex, ATV plus 10 more, all newly remastered by iconic Punk mastering engineer Daniel Husayn.

                                                                                                    It has been lovingly compiled by JD Twitch and Anarcho legend Chris Low and was ten years in the making. There are also a couple of previously unreleased mixes included. It comes as a high quality double vinyl pressing, and has a full colour sleeve with back and front images designed by the legendary Gee Vaucher. It also comes with a 6 page fold out poster on one side with detailed sleeve notes, recollections and essays on the other side.

                                                                                                    Anarcho Punk was the one sub-genre of Punk that emerged in isolation from the rock & roll establishment. During its pioneering days of the early 1980s it thrived in opposition to the music industry, existing as a fiercely underground alternative to the bands, labels and venues of the commercialised mainstream Punk scene. It continues to do so. Anarcho Punk represented one of the last truly underground and autonomous music movements ever witnessed and remains a movement that has never sold out and has never gone away.

                                                                                                    The major differentiation between the Anarcho Punk acts and the more traditional Punk outfits was that for the former, albeit often more due to musical limitation than intent, the message was more important than the music. Standard song structures were often dispensed with in favour of a relentless lyrical polemic accompanied by a similarly uncompromising aural assault. As the scene grew, so did the diversity of records that emerged under the Anarcho Punk umbrella: from D & V (drums & vocals) to the proto-EBM synth-pop of Belfast’s one-man Hit Parade and the Dadaist Beefheart hybrid of The Cravats. In later days the two biggest acts of the scene, Flux of Pink Indians and Crass themselves, both released LPs which had more in common with improv Jazz than hardcore punk.

                                                                                                    The resounding victory of Anarcho Punk is that it is now the unifying soundtrack to a culture of resistance that spans Scotland to Indonesia and remains without compromise. It is still as removed from mainstream music and oppositional to conventional culture as it was over forty years ago and shows no sign of changing. Quite the opposite: the more popular Anarcho Punk becomes the less it has to engage with the music establishment and the more control it can enjoy. In 2023, that message remains as uncompromising as ever.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1 Zounds Can't Cheat Karma 00:02:43
                                                                                                    A2 Honey Bane Girl On The Run 00:03:59
                                                                                                    A3 Crass Bloody Revolutions 00:06:45
                                                                                                    A4 Annie Anxiety Hello Horror 00:05:40
                                                                                                    B1 Flux Of Pink Indians Tube Disasters 00:04:07
                                                                                                    B2 Andy T Death Is Big Business 00:01:29
                                                                                                    B3 Poison Girls Underbitch 00:04:18
                                                                                                    B4 Alternative Anti-Christ 00:04:41
                                                                                                    B5 The Cravats Rub Me Out 00:05:47
                                                                                                    C1 The Apostles Mob Violence (unreleased Studio Version) 00:04:13
                                                                                                    C2 Lack Of Knowledge We're Looking For People 00:04:03
                                                                                                    C3 Hit Parade Here's What You Find In Any Prison 00:03:08
                                                                                                    C4 Hagar The Womb Idolisation 00:02:48
                                                                                                    C5 Alternative TV The Force Is Blind 00:03:48
                                                                                                    D1 Chumbawamba Revolution 00:04:46
                                                                                                    D2 The Ex Aye Carmela 00:03:13
                                                                                                    D3 D&V Conscious (Pilot) 00:02:58
                                                                                                    D4 The Mob No Doves Fly Here (unreleased Studio Version) 00:06:20

                                                                                                    Locus returns with its latest various artists aural missive: ‘Locus Trax Vol. 3’, welcoming label debuts from Captea boss Jamahr, Leeds-based DJ/producer Mehlor, Dutch talent Project89 and an Italian pairing of Manuel De Lorenzi and Giacomo Silvestri.

                                                                                                    Now established as a standalone label in its own right, Fuse’s sister imprint Locus continues to prove itself as a go-to stop for forward-thinking and fresh house music with minimal-leaning influences from both established and emerging talent. Five new names for the label as Captea boss Jamahr, Leeds-based DJ/producer Mehlor, and Dutch talent Project89 serve up fresh singles alongside a slick collaboration from Italian pairing Manuel De Lorenzi and Giacomo Silvestri.

                                                                                                    Jamahr opens the package with an impactful combination of slick drums, resonant vocals and warped basslines across ‘Night Tales’, while Mehlor’s ‘BSOD’ offers up off-kilter electronics, skippy percussion and woozy low-ends. On the flip, Project89’s ‘What’s Going On’ delivers a peppy groove accented by atmospheric pads and spaced-out aesthetics, before closing via the tight, rolling grooves of Manuel De Lorenzi and Giacomo Silvestri’s ‘Sit Down’ as the two unveil a heads-down, hands-up terrace anthem.

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Matt says: Bumpety and skewwhiff house teasers showcasing the talent of the Locus roster. A team with the championship in their sites if this cheeky V/A EP is anything to go by. One to watch!

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1. Jamahr - Night Tales 
                                                                                                    A2. Mehlor - BSOD 
                                                                                                    B1. Project89 - What's Going On 
                                                                                                    B2. Manuel De Lorenzi & Giacomo Silvestri - Sit Down 

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    Jazz Classics: Collection Vintage Sounds

                                                                                                      Rediscover the all time greatest jazz song performed by the greatest artists!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Summertime
                                                                                                      A2. Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine
                                                                                                      A3. Billie Holiday - Blue Moon
                                                                                                      A4. Dinah Washington - What A Difference A Day Makes
                                                                                                      A5. Miles Davis - Générique (B.O.F "Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud")
                                                                                                      A6. Peggy Lee - Fever
                                                                                                      A7. Quincy Jones - Soul Bossa Nova
                                                                                                      B1. Aretha Franklin - Try A Little Tenderness
                                                                                                      B2. Django Reinhardt & Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France - Minor Swing
                                                                                                      B3. Nina Simone - Love Me Or Leave Me
                                                                                                      B4. Frank Sinatra - The Lady Is A Tramp
                                                                                                      B5. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
                                                                                                      B6. Charlie Parker - Ko Ko

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      A Tribute To Spacemen 3 - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                        Celebrating twenty-five years since its release as rgirl2 – the label’s first LP – Rocket Girl is reissuing its seminal compilation A Tribute to Spacemen 3 on double vinyl with spot varnish sleeve in May 2023.

                                                                                                        First repress since its original release in May 1998.

                                                                                                        Widely acclaimed at the time of its release (garnering rave reviews in the UK, US, Canadian and European music weeklies and monthlies), the collection sounds as fresh and inventive as it did three decades ago. Launched at a time when tribute albums were prevalent, A Tribute to Spacemen 3 stands apart from other covers albums in that it not only redecorates S3’s songs in a bold new palette of colours, but also acts as a time capsule documenting a very specific wave of 90s US and UK bands that shared many sensibilities – ‘postrock’ might be the catch-all genre, but their music also encompassed psych, slowcore, analogue electronica, dream pop and space rock to varying degrees – and many of whom (Mogwai, Low, Arab Strap, Bardo Pond) have gone on to reap major critical and commercial success, and are still thriving today. In 1998 the LP was a gateway for fans of Spacemen 3 to discover these relatively unknown experimental artists operating on small independent labels either side of the Atlantic – today it is a celebration of the timeless innovation and longevity of that scene.

                                                                                                        As author Richard Milward states in Rocket Girl 20, the 2019 book illuminating the history of the label: ‘In no way is [the LP] a collection of imitators simply regurgitating Spacemen 3’s songs sound-for-sound – rather, the compilation celebrates the purity and bravery of Pierce’s and Kember’s song writing (themselves never averse to a transformative cover version) while showcasing the originality and diversity of those bands they have inspired.’ It is the simultaneous simplicity and otherworldliness of S3’s songs that make them perfect fodder for reinterpretation, the band’s ‘three chords good, two chords better, one chord best’ mantra providing a solid, tantalising foundation for these bands to experiment with freely. Throbbing and humming with equal parts euphoria and melancholia, over the course of the album’s 69 minutes the tracks slide from slithering stoner psych (Asteroid #4’s ‘Losing Touch With My Mind’) to hymnal delicacy (Amp’s ‘So Hot (Wash Away All of My Tears)’ and Mogwai’s crisp, glockenspiel-chiming ‘Honey’) to zero-gravity lounge jazz (Transient Waves’ closer, ‘Billy Whizz’). There are radical reworkings: the oozing fuzztone lava of Bardo Pond’s ‘Call the Doctor’, and not least Arab Strap’s startling take on S3 live mainstay ‘Revolution’, replete with aggressive, crunching drum machine and the lyrics delivered down the telephone in Aidan Moffatt’s laconic Falkirk drawl – ‘a change, a solution, a wee… a wee revolution’ – before its explosive climax.

                                                                                                        A bonus addition to the original tracklisting, Füxa’s ‘Amen’ nestles seamlessly between Flowchart’s off-kilter lullaby-like ‘Ode to Street Hassle’ and Accelera Deck’s uplifting ‘I Believe It’. Purely instrumental through the 1990s, Rocket Girl stalwarts Füxa have employed various vocalists and experimented with cover versions in recent years, and founding member Randall Nieman provides his own voice for this transcendent take on ‘Amen’, the pulsating synths and defiant refrain (‘I don’t mind dying Lord… Amen, Amen, Amen…’) exemplifying what made Spacemen 3’s music so special: the blissful purity of repetition, and the ever sincere, everlasting call to take themselves – and the listener – higher.

                                                                                                        Since its release, A Tribute to Spacemen 3 has not only opened the ears of S3 fans to these kindred artists, but also caught the attention of the Spacemen themselves. After hearing Low’s elegantly faithful rendition of ‘Lord, Can You Hear Me?’ – a track that feels all the more heart-rending today, after Low vocalist and drummer Mimi Parker’s passing in 2022 – Jason Pierce was inspired to rerecord the song himself for Spiritualized’s 2001 LP Let it Come Down, and reached out to Parker to provide backing vocals. As he told Electric Sound: ‘Her voice was astonishing. It was so pure it was like a soundwave.’

                                                                                                        A Tribute to Spacemen 3 remains Rocket Girl’s fastest seller, the original 1000 glittery vinyl and 1000 CD box sets (the first 50 with bonus keyring and incense sticks, the ever-present scent at Rocket Girl HQ) having sold out rapidly upon release. While the 1998 artwork depicted the iconic S3 transmitter logo in silver foil on a sleek black background, the 2023 reissue recasts the sleeve in an aluminium-effect sheen, suggestive of a space rocket: the symbol that links both the Rugby band and this label. It is a special pairing. In reissuing the record, Rocket Girl once again invites fans of Spacemen 3 to discover these like-minded artists that have since become seminal in their own right – and today, the reverse is equally likely: fans may well pick up this LP on account of its inclusion of bands like Mogwai, Low or Bardo Pond and, through it, initiate themselves into the intoxicating world of Spacemen 3, a group whose bold legacy and influence shows no sign of fading

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1) Bowery Electric ‘Things Will Never Be The Same
                                                                                                        A2) The Asteroid No.4 ‘Losing Touch With My Mind'
                                                                                                        A3) Mogwai ‘Honey’
                                                                                                        B1) Flowchart ‘Ode To Street Hassle’
                                                                                                        B2) Fuxa ‘Amen’
                                                                                                        B3) Accelera Deck ‘I Believe It’
                                                                                                        B4) Arab Strap ‘Revolution’
                                                                                                        C1) Bardo Pond ‘Call The Doctor’
                                                                                                        C2) Frontier ‘Hey Man’
                                                                                                        C3) Low ‘Lord, Can You Hear Me?’
                                                                                                        D1) Amp ‘So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears)'
                                                                                                        D2) Piano Magic ‘How Does It Feel’
                                                                                                        D3) Transient Waves ‘Billy Whizz’

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol 13 &14

                                                                                                          Combines volumes 13 + 14 in the Exotic Blues & Rhythm series on one compact disc. Originally released on limited edition 10" vinyl! Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist! 27 tracks.

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Yo! Boombox - Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83

                                                                                                            Yo! Boombox is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ Boombox series on the early days of hip-hop on vinyl and features some of the many innovative underground first-wave of early rap and disco rap records made in the USA in the period 1979-83.

                                                                                                            The album includes the first releases of seminal groups such as Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and The Funky Four Plus One More through to a host of rarities and little-known obscurities such as the Carver Area High School band’s ‘Get Live 83’, an awesome record made at a Chicago high school.

                                                                                                            The album is released as a deluxe triple LP complete with 3x full inner sleeves of extensive sleeve notes, exclusive photography and original label artwork. There is also a very-limited one-pressing only special deluxe version that comes with an extra bonus super-rare 7” single of ‘Magic’s Rap’ by Magic’s Trick, aka ex-marine Magic Fraga, a record that was only ever available on US military bases! The album also comes as a deluxe double CD pack with 30-page booklet and slipcase.

                                                                                                            Yo! Boombox also features the stunning photography of Sophie Bramly, one of a very select group of photographers (alongside Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, and Joe Conzo) who were allowed full access to document the exciting early days of hip-hop in New York.

                                                                                                            These first exuberant wave of innocent, upbeat, party-on-the-block rap records were the first to try and create the sounds heard in community centres, block parties and street jams that first took place in the Bronx in the mid-1970s. Where the first DJs – Flash, Kool Herc and Bambaataa – were back-spinning, mixing and scratching together now classic breakbeat records like The Incredible Bongo Band’s Apache or Babe Ruth’s The Mexican, these first pre-sampling rap records were all made using live bands, often replaying then current disco tunes. As Chic’s ‘Good Times’ was to ‘Rappers’ Delight’, the songs here feature then-current dancefloor hits such as the Tom Tom Club’s ‘Genius of Love’, Cheryl Lynn’s ‘To Be Real’, MFSB’s ‘Love Is the Message’ while MCs rapped over the top, creating a unique new sound. In fact, the links between disco and rap date back earlier to the ‘party style’ MCing of figures such as the legendary DJ Hollywood or radio DJs like Frankie Crocker.

                                                                                                            This new Soul Jazz Records collection celebrates these first old-school rap records, bringing together rare, classic and obscure tracks released in the early days of rap.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                            Side A:
                                                                                                            1. The Carver Area High School Seniors - Get Live '83 (7.43)
                                                                                                            2. Mike T - Do It Any Way You Wanna (6.53)
                                                                                                            Side B:
                                                                                                            1. Chapter III - Real Rocking Groove (Rap & Breaks) (6.34)
                                                                                                            2. Sinister Two - Rock It, Don't Stop It (7.59)
                                                                                                            Side C:
                                                                                                            1. Sangria - To The Beat Y'all (5.18)
                                                                                                            2. Funky Four Plus One More - Rappin' And Rocking The House (6.54)
                                                                                                            3. The Just Four - Girls Of The World (Genius Rap & Breaks) (7.07)
                                                                                                            Side D:
                                                                                                            1. Eye Beta Rock - Super Rock Body Shock (8.42)
                                                                                                            2. Funky Constellation - Street Talk (Madam Rapper) (9.49)
                                                                                                            Side E:
                                                                                                            1. Kool Kyle The Starchild - Do You Like That Funky Beat (Ahh Beat, Beat) (8.38)
                                                                                                            2. The Just Four - Jam To Remember (6.56)
                                                                                                            Side F:
                                                                                                            1. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - Super Rappin' No. 2 (7.18)
                                                                                                            2. Silver Star - Eei Eei O (7.16)

                                                                                                            7" Single (comes With LP Format SJRLP530-7 Only)
                                                                                                            A. Magic's Trick - Magic's Rap (4.19) MONO VERSION
                                                                                                            AA. Magic's Trick - Magic's Rap (4.19) STEREO VERSION

                                                                                                            CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                            1. The Carver Area High School Seniors - Get Live '83 (The Senior Rap) (7.43)
                                                                                                            2. Mike T - Do It Any Way You Wanna (6.53) Click At 0.43
                                                                                                            3. Chapter III - Real Rocking Groove (Rap & Breaks) (6.34)
                                                                                                            4. Sinister Two - Rock It, Don't Stop It (7.59)
                                                                                                            5. Sangria - To The Beat Y'all (5.18)
                                                                                                            6. Funky Four Plus One More - Rappin' And Rocking The House (6.54)
                                                                                                            7. The Just Four - Girls Of The World (Genius Rap & Breaks) (7.07)
                                                                                                            1. Eye Beta Rock - Super Rock Body Shock (8.42)
                                                                                                            2. Funky Constellation - Street Talk (Madam Rapper) (9.49)
                                                                                                            3. Kool Kyle The Starchild - Do You Like That Funky Beat (Ahh Beat, Beat) (8.38)
                                                                                                            4. The Just Four - Jam To Remember (6.56)
                                                                                                            5. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - Super Rappin' No. 2 (7.18)
                                                                                                            6. Silver Star - Eei Eei O (7.16)
                                                                                                            7. Magic's Trick - Magic's Rap (4.19)

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            Caribbean Rare Groove

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

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1. Max Cilla - La Flûte Des Mornes
                                                                                                              A2. Kallaloo - Star Child
                                                                                                              A3. Ophélia - Red Light Lady
                                                                                                              A4. The Revolution Of St. Vincent - The Little You Say
                                                                                                              A5. Wganda Kenya - El Testamento
                                                                                                              B1. Richard Duroseau Et Son Orchestre - Compas Jupiter
                                                                                                              B2. Max Et Henri - Mizik A Ka Kafé
                                                                                                              B3. The Beginning Of The End - Come Down
                                                                                                              B4. Afrosound - Caliventura
                                                                                                              B5. Super Combo - Rosita Femme Chaud
                                                                                                              C1. Camille Soprane - Si Ou Dit ça çé ça
                                                                                                              C2. Henry Guedon - Bomba Des Musiciens
                                                                                                              C3. Simon Jurad Feat Les Frères Déjean - Mawa
                                                                                                              C4. Wganda Kenya - Pim Pom
                                                                                                              C5. Max Cilla - Crépuscule Tropical
                                                                                                              D1. Gordon Henderson - More Power
                                                                                                              D2. Shleu Shleu - Alouette
                                                                                                              D3. Les Aiglons - Musiciens De Grande Classe
                                                                                                              D4. SkahShah - Racine Core
                                                                                                              D5. Afrosound - Salome

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              French Connection

                                                                                                                Discover rare tracks of funk, soul and jazz made in France with French Connection. 23 avant-garde nuggets from the 60s and 70s in a beautiful double vinyl! Featuring: Cortex, Janko Nilovic, Godchild, Francis Lai, Bernard Estardy, Philippe Sarde, Edition Spéciale, Bruno Leys, Jean-Claude Petit…

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A1. Quasimodo - Esmeralda
                                                                                                                A2. Cortex - Pourquoi
                                                                                                                A3. Janko Nilovic - Pop Impressions
                                                                                                                A4. Philippe Sarde - L'Appartement (O.S.T. "Deux Hommes Dans La Ville")
                                                                                                                A5. Daniel Janin - Red Mood
                                                                                                                A6. Jack Arel - Tracking (O.S.T "Aux Frontières Du Possible")
                                                                                                                B1. Claude Thomain - Un Soir De Banco
                                                                                                                B2. Jean-Claude Petit - Turn Around
                                                                                                                B3. Daniel Janin - Rolly Polly
                                                                                                                B4. C.C.P.P. - Clavinet Shit
                                                                                                                B5. Jean Vasca - Moi Je Suis De La Nuit
                                                                                                                B6. Godchild - Pas Un Brin De Vent
                                                                                                                C1. Edition Spéciale - Tu Naîtras Demain
                                                                                                                C2. Claude Denjean & Synthesizer - Kiss This
                                                                                                                C3. Tony Barthele - Running Bass
                                                                                                                C4. Francis Lai - Somewhere In The Night (O.S.T. "Madly")
                                                                                                                C5. Cliff Cardwin - Funky Music
                                                                                                                C6. Serge Gainsbourg - Fugue (O.S.T. "Les Loups Dans La Bergerie")
                                                                                                                D1. Cortex - A Winning Team
                                                                                                                D2. Bernard Estardy - Ala Mia Thra
                                                                                                                D3. Bruno Leys - Maintenant Je Suis Un Voyou
                                                                                                                D4. Gilles Pellegrini - Caravan
                                                                                                                D5. Karl-Heinz Schäfer - La Victime (O.S.T. "Les Gants Blancs Du Diable")

                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                Jamaican Rare Groove

                                                                                                                  Rare Groove Collection. Explore the fusion of world music with soul, funk and disco through the Rare Groove Collection. With this new volume, discover unique groove tracks straight from Jamaica! Fully remastered original versions Jamaican Rare Groove From the beginning of the 60s to the end of the 80s, Jamaica had a worldwide influence with ska, rocksteady, dub and reggae, but the small Caribbean island did not escape the global trends of funk, soul and disco. This mix of influences has given birth to unique groove songs, highlighted by this Jamaican Rare Groove. From the beginning of the 60s to the end of the 80s, Jamaica had a worldwide influence with ska, rocksteady, dub and reggae, but the small Caribbean island did not escape the global trends of funk, soul and disco. This mix of influences has given birth to unique groove songs, highlighted by this Jamaican Rare Groove.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  A1. Jamaica Girls - Rock The Beat
                                                                                                                  A2. Denroy Morgan - High On Your Love
                                                                                                                  A3. The Jiving Juniors - Sugar Dandy
                                                                                                                  A4. Chico Booth & The Upsetters - The Shimmy
                                                                                                                  A5. Lloyd Williams - Funky Beat
                                                                                                                  A6. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Work Your Soul
                                                                                                                  B1. Owen Gray - Something To Remind Me
                                                                                                                  B2. Stranger & Patsy - Give Me The Right
                                                                                                                  B3. Vernon Vermont - Too Late
                                                                                                                  B4. Jimmy James - Come To Me Softly
                                                                                                                  B5. Pat Kelly - Try To Remember
                                                                                                                  B6. Ronald Russell - Rhythm Hips
                                                                                                                  C1. Denroy Morgan - Happy Feeling
                                                                                                                  C2. Marcia Griffiths - Everything I Own
                                                                                                                  C3. Norma Lee - Hurt
                                                                                                                  C4. The Downbeats - Thinkin' Of You
                                                                                                                  C5. Laris McLennon - Turn Me Loose
                                                                                                                  C6. Jimmy James & The Vagabonds - Hey Girl
                                                                                                                  D1. Adiche - Chuka-Ja (Get Ready)
                                                                                                                  D2. Norma Lee - Rolling On
                                                                                                                  D3. Phyllis Dillon - Humpty Dumpty
                                                                                                                  D4. Hoagy Benson - Kangaroo
                                                                                                                  D5. Sugar Simone - Take It Easy

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Ote Maloya - The Birth Of Electric Maloya In La Réunion 1975-1986 - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                    Strut present a brand new compilation documenting the groundbreaking maloya scene on Réunion Island from the mid-‘70s, as Western instrumentation joined traditional Malagasy, African and Indian acoustic instruments to spark a whole era of new fusions and creativity. Compiled by Réunionese DJ duo La Basse Tropicale, ‘Oté Maloya’ follows up last year’s acclaimed ‘Soul Sok Séga’ release on Strut.

                                                                                                                    Traditional maloya, originally called “séga”, described the songs, music and dances of slaves on the sugar plantations of Réunion Island in the 17th Century – maloya ceremonies paid tribute to ancestors and mediated between the living and the dead. The music and culture began to be more widely accepted by Réunionese society from the 1930s as folklorist Georges Fourcade began to play maloya songs. By the ‘50s, maloya tracks were appearing on 78rpm releases and, in the ‘60s, it was used as a form of cultural protest music.

                                                                                                                    In the mid-‘70s, a new generation began exploring new directions in the music, using Créole language; many were self-taught and learned their craft in 1960s dance band “orchestres”. André Chan-Kam-Shu’s Studio Royal in the south of the island became the main hub for experimentation and collaboration. Most notably, the band Caméléon honed their sound here – with maloya legends Alain Peters and vocalist Hervé Imare involved, Caméléon became the leading collective on the scene, using poetic lyrics and creating their own potent fusion of maloya, jazz and psychedelia.

                                                                                                                    ‘Oté Maloya’ tells the story of this fertile period in Réunion Island music for the first time and features the full spectrum of maloya styles. From Caméléon’s genius to the teenage Michou’s classic ‘Maloya Ton Tisane’, Daniel Sandié’s breakbeat sleeper ‘Défoule 3e Age’ and more traditional styles from Maxime Lahope and Pierrot Vidot, this is an essential trip through a lost era of Indian Ocean blues and soul.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Caméléon – La Rosée Si Feuilles Songes
                                                                                                                    2. Michou – Maloya Ton Tisane
                                                                                                                    3. Jean Claude Viadère – Moin La Pas Fait Tout Sel
                                                                                                                    4. Daniel Sandié – Défoule 3E Age
                                                                                                                    5. Cormoran Group – P’Tit Femme Mon Gâté
                                                                                                                    6. Marie Hélen Et Ses Créol’S – Séga Le Sport
                                                                                                                    7. Françoise Guimbert – Tantine Zaza
                                                                                                                    8. Vivi - Toé Même Maloya
                                                                                                                    9. Pierrot Vidot – Commandeur
                                                                                                                    10. Hervé Imare– Mele-Mele Pas Toué P’Tit Pierre
                                                                                                                    11. Groupe Dago – Réveil Créole
                                                                                                                    12. Ti Fock – Sé Pi Bodié
                                                                                                                    13. Gaby Et Les Soul Men – C’Est Le Même Cadence
                                                                                                                    14. Vivi – Mi Bord’ A Toé
                                                                                                                    15. Maxime Lahope - Sous Pied D’Camélias
                                                                                                                    16. Gilberte - Serre Serre Pas
                                                                                                                    17. Gaby Et Les Soul Men – Oh Maloya
                                                                                                                    18. Hervé Imare – Mi Donne A Toué Grand Coeur
                                                                                                                    19. Carrousel – Oté Maloya

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Afro Exotique 2 - Further Adventures In The Leftfield, Africa 1975-87

                                                                                                                    After "Afro Exotique - Adventures In The Leftfield, Africa 1972-88" was enthusiastically embraced by heads, collectors and core Africa Seven enthusiasts alike, we dived back down into the vaults, and hope we've come up with another volume of listenable esoterica from roughly the same period.

                                                                                                                    "The Quest", courtesy of fleeting 1978 leftfield supergroup Afro Cult Foundation (featuring Joni Haastrup, Remi Kabaka and friends) sets the tone-bar high and sideways, with 4.50 mins of atmospheric, effected solo piano drift to get things started.

                                                                                                                    Congolese ensemble band "Orchestre Lipua Lipua" introduces gently lilting Soukous with 1977's, "Distingue", before BG and Fibre's "Thanks and Praises" introduces some wobbly, Moog tinged Lagos reggae shuffle to proceedings.

                                                                                                                    Akwassa's 1974 funker "I Don't Want Nobody" peels off into a Hammond / wah wah / moog mini odyssey half way through, before Tongolese chanteuse Akofa Akoussah's stirring "Ramer San Rame" introduces emotional charge into proceedings.

                                                                                                                    Francis Bebey's "La Condition Masculine" (1976) is a centre piece of the album, with it's skippy drum machine rhythm and spoken world vocal, but we'll admit, we probably wouldn't have used it if we'd read a translation of that vocal first.

                                                                                                                    Benis Cletin's "Jungle Magic" (1979) acid funk intro then gives way to a blatant, and at times slightly unhinged homage to the all conquering (at the time) "I Feel Love", Sorry Bamba's "M'Bife Je T'Aime" keeps the leftfield funk groove rolling, before the mournful, immersive croon of Gregoire Lawani's "Elle M'a Mordu La Langue" brings proceedings to a reflective close.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Afrocult Foundation - The Quest (Version Piano Solo)
                                                                                                                    2. Orchestre Lipua-Lipua - Distingue (Edit)
                                                                                                                    3. B.G. And Fibre - (G#) Thanks And Praises
                                                                                                                    4. Akwassa - I Don't Want No-Body (To Tell Me)
                                                                                                                    5. Aura - I Got To Make It
                                                                                                                    6. Akofa Akoussah - Ramer Sans Rame
                                                                                                                    7. Francis Bebey - La Condition Masculine
                                                                                                                    8. Benis Cletin - Jungle Magic
                                                                                                                    9. Sorry Bamba - M'Bife Je T'Aime
                                                                                                                    10. Gregoire Lawani - Elle M'a Mordu La Langue

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    EMS Synthi

                                                                                                                      The first of Feral Child’s new releases for late May is a beauty. A hard vinyl reissue of the semi-legendary 1972 EMS Synthi flexi disc complete with faithful-to-the-original wraparound sleeve, hand numbered with additional repro period EMS ads, sticker, tracklisting acetate, sleevenotes from Sonic Boom and a label art beer mat!

                                                                                                                      Samples of pieces (alongside an informative narrative) from the absolute core of the trailblazing UK electronic scene from the early 70s (Delia Derbyshire, Malcolm Clarke, Brian Hodgson, Peter Zinovieff, David Vorhaus etc.), the flexi championed the EMS range of synths being created from a terraced house in Deodar Road, Putney!

                                                                                                                      This is a welcome reissue of a disk now worth £150 and made all the better given Feral Child’s eye for a nice package (check out it’s lathe cuts for Roky/Stacy/Elevators, “Witchfinder General” & “Psychomania” trailer 45s, Nick Drake | Joe Boyd, Nico etc etc…

                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                      Elemental Child: The Words And Music Of Marc Bolan

                                                                                                                        A globe spanning ( France, Italy, Germany, USA, Belarus, Sweden, Russia, Australia, Canada ) covers album of the late great Marc Bolan songs starting with the earliest cover in 1965.

                                                                                                                        Covering a huge range of genres and styles.

                                                                                                                        A response to the U.S Hit album Angel Headed Hipster which opened up the songs of Bolan to a new American audience by using big names and TV advertising …this concentrates on quality recordings by lesser known artists 

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        CD Tracklist
                                                                                                                        Disc 1
                                                                                                                        1. Beyond The Rising Sun (Il Faut Trouver Son Coin De Ciel) - Sylvie Vartan
                                                                                                                        2.The Third Degree - Andy Ellison & Boz Boorer
                                                                                                                        3. Menthol Dan - Andy Ellison & Boz Boorer
                                                                                                                        4. Pictures Of Purple People - Automatic Shoes
                                                                                                                        5.Child Star - Witchwood
                                                                                                                        6.Chateau In Virginia Waters - Swervedriver
                                                                                                                        7. Stacey Grove - Marsha Hunt
                                                                                                                        8. Travelling Tragition - Fair Folk (CD Only)
                                                                                                                        9. Eminesque Head - Puretongue (CD Only)
                                                                                                                        10. Cat Black (The Wizard’s Hat) - Chris Connelly & The Liquid Gang
                                                                                                                        11. Lofty Skies - Automatic Shoes
                                                                                                                        12. Wind Cheetah - Catherine Lambert
                                                                                                                        13. Elemental Child - The Charms
                                                                                                                        14. Visit - Tarwater
                                                                                                                        Disc 2
                                                                                                                        1. Cosmic Dancer - Mair 
                                                                                                                        2. Lean Woman Blues - Alison MacCallum (CD Only)
                                                                                                                        3. Jeepster (Alt Version) - The Polecats
                                                                                                                        4. Raw Ramp - Black Bombers
                                                                                                                        5. Ballrooms Of Mars - Kelly Reilly
                                                                                                                        6. Spaceball Ricochet – Speedtwinn
                                                                                                                        7. Life’s A Gas - Mexican Dogs
                                                                                                                        8. Children Of The Revolution - Burn It To The Ground 
                                                                                                                        9. Life Is Strange ( Dziunaje Zyccio) - Illa Falazynski
                                                                                                                        10. Calling All Destroyers - Rachel Stamp
                                                                                                                        11. Soul Of My Suit - Chris Braide
                                                                                                                        12. Visions Of Domino - Schwefel
                                                                                                                        13. Prelude – Jewel - Buick Mackane

                                                                                                                        Vinyl Tracklist:
                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                        1.Beyond The Rising Sun (Il Faut Trouver Son Coin De Ciel) - Sylvie Vartan
                                                                                                                        2.Third Degree - Andy Ellison & Boz Boorer (Exclusive)
                                                                                                                        3.Pictures Of Purple People - Automatic Shoes
                                                                                                                        4.Stacey Grove - Marsha Hunt
                                                                                                                        5.Chateau In Virginia Waters - Swervedriver
                                                                                                                        6.Child Star - Witchwood
                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                        7.Cosmic Dancer - Mair (Exclusive) 
                                                                                                                        8.Wind Cheetah - Catherine Lambert
                                                                                                                        9.Elemental Child - The Charms
                                                                                                                        10.Visit - Tarwater
                                                                                                                        11.Cat Black ( The Wizard’s Hat ) - Chris Connelly & The Liquid Gang
                                                                                                                        Side C
                                                                                                                        12.Children Of The Revolution - Burn It To The Ground 
                                                                                                                        13.Lofty Skies - Automatic Shoes
                                                                                                                        14.Ballrooms Of Mars - Kelly Reilly
                                                                                                                        15.Spaceball Ricochet – Speedtwinn
                                                                                                                        16.Jeepster - The Polecats
                                                                                                                        17.Soul Of My Suit - Chris Braide
                                                                                                                        Side D
                                                                                                                        18. Calling All Destroyers - Rachel Stamp
                                                                                                                        19. Menthol Dan (Dan The Sniff) - Andy Ellison & Boz Boorer
                                                                                                                        20. Raw Ramp - Black Bombers
                                                                                                                        21. Life’s A Gas - Mexican Dogs
                                                                                                                        22. Life Is Strange - Illa FalaZynski
                                                                                                                        23. Visions Of Domino - Schwefel 

                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                        Deep Sea Animals - Original Soundtrack

                                                                                                                          Imagine a world in which you are permitted, by a warlock, to go back in time to use an advanced yet primitive submarine to investigate the deepest waters in and around Japan, for the first time in human history. You are not permitted, but two Japanese scientists were allowed on such an aquatic adventure!

                                                                                                                          Here we have an underwater in-submarine field recording of their adventures, intermixed with a slippery-watery score, that surely represents the lurking fresh surroundings of the deep as they retreat further and further to the bottom of the ocean. The cameras, the retracting mechanical sea tentacle, their communication devices, are all audible now for you, as Deep Sea Animals is played out as a fresh digital radio play. All the audio has been preserved at Studio Isabellalei, by Milan W. from the original laserdisc, which was a part of the cinematic curatorial program at the opening for Spencer Clark’s album Avatar Blue, in Antwerp, Belgium.

                                                                                                                          With a purchase of the vinyl album of Deep Sea Animals on Pacific City Discs, you not only return to the prehistoric times of 1986, when two brave Japanese submarine pilots were to record deep underwater creatures, but you are also thus thrust back in time to Antwerp 2018, to a romantically titled, Event Horizon Cactus Cooler Laserdisc Theater. Just as well, the proceeds of this disk, tirelessly edited by Spencer Clark, will be donated to the preservation of the ocean, via the inspiring Sylvia A. Earle’s foundation, Mission Blue. Its not that you may or may not believe what I am now discussing with you, its that you can believe, because this disk is real, and thanks to Pacific City and Discrepant we will ride further into the super-natural realms of real life.

                                                                                                                          What an amazing experience,
                                                                                                                          Spencer Clark,
                                                                                                                          Athens 2023.

                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                          Hidden Waters: Strange And Sublime Sounds Of Rio De Janeiro

                                                                                                                            The popularity of Brazilian music from the 60s, 70s and 80s has experienced quite the renaissance; artists such as Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Joyce et al, have become household names to an international audience passionate about global sounds.

                                                                                                                            However, even for die- hard fans and collectors of Brazilian music of the past, discovering contemporary Brazilian artists is not always easy, nor accessible. But, if you know where to look, you will see that there is a resurgence well underway that can be epitomised by an exciting new wave of Brazilian artists beginning to break through and gather momentum overseas. It's with thanks to Sound and Colours, a website devoted to promoting Latin American music and culture, that we can help shine a light on one particular collective, bursting with creativity and camaraderie.

                                                                                                                            'Hidden Waters: Strange and Sublime Sounds of Rio de Janeiro' is compiled by Joe Osborne (founder of specialist Brazilian music platform Brazilian Wax) and Russ Slater (editor at large of Sounds and Colours). Focusing solely on the 'Rio Scene', rather than taking on the mammoth task of tackling Brazil as a whole, this collection presents 20-plus ground-breaking artists selected from Rio's resurgent music scene. By presenting a snapshot into the pulse of the city and the vibrant musicians that live in it, 'Hidden Waters' collates tracks from a wide spectrum of musical genres from the avant-garde edge to bossa nova, samba, Candomblé, lofi rock, jazz and funk.

                                                                                                                            'Hidden Waters' showcases musicians such as iconic Rio mainstays Negro Leo & Ava Rocha, Brazilian jazz upstart Antônio Neves, critically lauded Avant- pop trailblazer Thiago Nassif, breakthrough artists Ana Frango Elétrico and Letrux, lofi psych rocker Lê Almeida, plus the Latin Grammy-winning Bala Desejo who are set to explode onto the world stage. The music featured on 'Hidden Waters' is unequivocally Brazilian, swelling with samba, bossa nova, funk, and jazz. But it's within the album's blend; from sunny psychedelia to dusky synth- pop via experimental electronics, that marks the compilation as the sound of modern, multicultural Rio.

                                                                                                                            This comprehensive compilation comes with album artwork designed by Rio music's leading album artwork designer, Caio Paiva. It features essays by professor and music critic Bernardo Oliveira and music journalist Leonardo Lichote, plus extensive notes on each track by the artists themselves.

                                                                                                                            Featuring ground-breaking artists from Rio's resurgent music scene, intent on bringing an avant-garde edge to bossa nova, samba, jazz and funk.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Ana Frango Elétrico - Saudade
                                                                                                                            Pedro Fonte - Clichê
                                                                                                                            Bala Desejo - Lua Comanche
                                                                                                                            Ava Rocha - Boca Do Céu
                                                                                                                            Exército De Bebês - Avós Da Experiência
                                                                                                                            Thiago Nassif - Soar Estranho (feat. Arto Lindsay, Vinicius Cantuária & Gabriela Riley)
                                                                                                                            Negro Leo - Mulato
                                                                                                                            Mari Romano - Amélie
                                                                                                                            Rosabege - Sigo Num Site Mármore
                                                                                                                            Dora Morelenbaum - Vento De Beirada
                                                                                                                            Cadu Tenório & Juçara Marçal - Candombe - La Cacundê Iauê
                                                                                                                            Jonas Sa - Gigolô
                                                                                                                            Troá - Bandeide
                                                                                                                            Marcelo Callado - Simbora (feat. Silvia Machete)
                                                                                                                            Ovo Ou Bicho - Moços
                                                                                                                            Lê Almeida - Apreço Antigo
                                                                                                                            Vovô Bebê - Briga De Família (feat. Ana Frango)
                                                                                                                            Joana Queiroz - Dois Litorais
                                                                                                                            Raquel Dimantas - Flecha Azul
                                                                                                                            António Neves & Thiaguinho Silva - Das Neves
                                                                                                                            Letrux - Dorme Com Essa
                                                                                                                            Os Ritmistas - Sambolero

                                                                                                                            The DIY ethic reshaped in the 21st century via Bandcamp, but the fact it's somewhat lawless, means not much of it is flawless. Not so with these uncommonly good reboots of contemporary R&B joints which were previously the secret preserve of a handful of the keenest digital diggers.

                                                                                                                            Tried & tested sure-shots one and all, we have a VERY limited run available.

                                                                                                                            ALMACKS pALMAKrovides community in secret spaces. The sublime liminal. TIP!

                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                            Matt says: ALMACKS scour the internet much like your old school vinyl digger would trawl through the white label promos looking for that nugget of undiscovered sonic gold. The methodology might have changed but the end result is still the same - obscure edits you almost certainly won't have come across, with the emphasis on soulful R&B flavoured disco cuts.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            A1. So Ready
                                                                                                                            A2. Running Out Of Time
                                                                                                                            B1. What You Don't Do
                                                                                                                            B2. What's The Use

                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                            Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993 - Repress

                                                                                                                              Strut present the first ever compilation bringing together classics and rarities from the seminal spiritual jazz and conscious soul label Black Fire, covering 1975 to 1993. Formed by DJ and record producer Jimmy Gray in Richmond, Virginia, and following in the footsteps of other influential black-owned independent labels like Strata-East and Tribe, the foundation of Black Fire coincided with saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch returning to the city from New York to form Oneness Of Juju. The band’s ‘African Rhythms’ album in 1975 was the perfect fusion of jazz, deep African polyrhythms and empowering lyrics and bassist Muzi Branch, a trained artist, created the first of many Black Fire handillustrated sleeves for the label’s debut release.

                                                                                                                              The album set the tone for a series of landmark releases on the label including Oneness Of Juju’s ‘Space Jungle Luv’ (1976) and debuts from soulman Wayne Davis (1976) and early go-go pioneers Experience Unlimited (1977). Gray continued to use his influence and strong A&R instincts to bring in more key artists – great jazz players like Byard Lancaster and Hamiet Bluiett, Ghanaian master percussionist Okyerema Asante and collectives including Southern Energy Ensemble and music / drama troupe Theatre West. Due to personal and cashflow issues, many releases had to be canned and only later surfaced on CD during the early ‘90s

                                                                                                                              ‘Soul Love Now’ brings together some of the many highlights from the label onto one essential compilation. Opening with Theatre West’s powerful soul message ‘Children of Tomorrow’s Dreams’, the tracks include a Byard Lancaster recording with Tunde Kuboye’s Drummers Of Ibadan in Nigeria and Lon Moshe’s driving jazz dance classic ‘Doin’ The Carvin’ For Thabo’. Wayne Davis brings the explosive gospel rare groove ‘Look At The People’ while Plunky’s JuJu and Oneness Of Juju feature with three tracks spanning their career, including a storming previously unreleased version of the classic ‘African Rhythms’ recorded in DC in 1975.

                                                                                                                              The release features extended sleeve notes features extended sleeve notes around the history of the label alongside interviews with featured musicians. The 2LP format includes a reprint of one of the three original Black Fire magazines published by Jimmy Gray which predated the launch of the label.

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                              Barry says: You always know you're in for a good comp with Strut, and this might just be one of their finest yet. Covering the material of legendary Richmond, VA label Black Fire. Unbeatable grooves, and warm, soulful beats meet loungy jazz and slo-mo funk. A superb compilation, and a great testament to a legendary label.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Theatre West – Children Of Tomorrow’s Dreams
                                                                                                                              2. Oneness Of Juju – Soul Love Now
                                                                                                                              3. Byard Lancaster – Drummers From Ibadan
                                                                                                                              4. Juju – Nia (Poem: The Complete Circle)
                                                                                                                              5. Lon Moshe – Doin The Carvin For Thabo
                                                                                                                              6. Wayne Davis – Look At The People
                                                                                                                              7. Southern Energy Ensemble – Third House
                                                                                                                              8. Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms (Live In Washington Dc, 1975)
                                                                                                                              9. Okyerema Asante – Follow Me
                                                                                                                              10. Experience Unlimited – People

                                                                                                                              A1. Theatre West – Children Of Tomorrow’s Dreams
                                                                                                                              A2. Oneness Of Juju – Soul Love Now
                                                                                                                              A3. Byard Lancaster – Drummers From Ibadan
                                                                                                                              B1. Lon Moshe – Doin The Carvin For Thabo
                                                                                                                              B2. Juju – Nia (Poem: The Complete Circle)
                                                                                                                              C1. Wayne Davis – Look At The People
                                                                                                                              C2. Southern Energy Ensemble – Third House
                                                                                                                              D1. Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms (Live In Washington DC, 1975)
                                                                                                                              D2. Experience Unlimited – People

                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                              Waves Of Distortion (The Best Of Shoegaze 1990-2022)

                                                                                                                                Two-Piers, the label that brought you ‘Pop Psychédélique (The Best of French Psychedelic Pop 1964-2019)’, ‘Garage Psychédélique (The Best of Garage Psych and Pzyk Rock 1965-2019)’ and ‘Music for the Stars (Celestial Music 1960-1979)’ bring you ‘Waves of Distortion (The Best of Shoegaze 1990-2022), a magical journey through the history of the Shoegaze scene from its inception to the current exponents on the scene championing the sound. A perfect introduction to all that is glorious and great about ‘Shoegaze’, and if it takes the listener down a rabbit warren to discover more then job done

                                                                                                                                ‘Waves of Distortion’ brings in some of the OG (original ’gazer) classics – Ride’s peerless ‘Vapour Trail’, Lush’s ‘Sweetness and Light’ from 1990 and Chapterhouse’s ‘Pearl’ from 1991. They are all incredible and timeless tunes. Then there are some others that were never really a part of that other great music press construct, The Scene That Celebrates Itself, in the case of The Telescopes and their fantastic 1991 single ‘Flying’, and Spirea X’s ‘Chlorine Dream’ from the same year – both are indicative of the post-rave psychedelia that coloured everything at the time and fit perfectly within the Shoegaze scene at the time.

                                                                                                                                Once we get to 1992, there’s a bit of a gap in the chronology as shoegaze was all too hastily dismissed in the country that birthed it, ignored in favour of grunge and then Britpop, the feedback fading away along with the bands that made it. But something amazing happened. when the s-word was used elsewhere in the world, rather than having negative connotations, it was merely a descriptive term. So, the flame was kept burning in the most unlikely places, waiting for everyone else to catch up once again. It’s no surprise, then, that there are bands on this compilation from America (Ringo Deathstarr, Beach House), Australia (Lowtide, Flyying Colours), Sweden (Echo Ladies) and everywhere in between.

                                                                                                                                Since the turn of the century, successive generations have returned to the sound, taking it to new and exciting places. Thanks to the internet and streaming and listening to music without context the echo got louder and louder. The original scene may have morphed into a myriad of things, from acoustic Americana to ambient techno and post-rock (as evidenced by Mogwai, who appear here with ‘Kids Will Be Skeletons’), but it was only a matter of time before things came full circle. However it was Slowdive’s reunion six years later that finally made people sit up and take notice. There were scores to settle, too. The backlash Slowdive had faced the first time around went beyond mere music criticism into outright hatred. Their return and self-titled album from 2017 somehow managed to be their best yet and one of the finest examples of the genre to date. It brought in yet another generation of fans – the likes of bdrmm and Horsegirl, both included here, weren’t even born when Slowdive first existed, they were discovering them anew.

                                                                                                                                So, it’s fitting that this compilation begins with ‘Slowdive’s opener, ‘Slomo’. Neil Halstead and Christian Savill’s chiming guitars seemingly awakening from a 22-year slumber as the song gradually comes into focus. This was more than just a rebirth; it was a reaffirmation that this hard to define genre is here to stay.

                                                                                                                                And that is why we are here now, all these years later, listening to a compilation that joins the dots between all of this stuff, from the beginning to the present day. The beautiful noise that has soundtracked the past 30 years and will continue to do so for many more. 

                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                Liam says: This comp looks like it's raided my iPod classic circa 2017, full to the brim of absolute shoegaze classics and hidden gems. With cuts from shoegaze forefathers Slowdive and Ride, to more contemporary additions from the likes of DIIV and bdrmm, this is a must have for shoegaze veterans and newcomers alike! Mega, MEGA stuff!!!

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                2LP Vinyl:
                                                                                                                                A1) Slowdive – Slomo
                                                                                                                                A2) Chapterhouse – Pearl
                                                                                                                                A3) Ride – Vapour Trail
                                                                                                                                A4) Blind Mr Jones – Henna And Swayed
                                                                                                                                A5) The Telescopes – Flying
                                                                                                                                B1) Lush – Sweetness And Light
                                                                                                                                B2) Spirea X – Chlorine Dream
                                                                                                                                B3) Kitchens Of Distinction – The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule
                                                                                                                                B4) Pale Saints – Sight Of You
                                                                                                                                B5) Lowtide – Alibi
                                                                                                                                B6) Ringo Deathstarr – Kaleidoscope
                                                                                                                                C1) Horsegirl – Billy
                                                                                                                                C2) Air Formation – Daylight Storms
                                                                                                                                C3) DIIV – Taker
                                                                                                                                C4) Bdrmm – A Reason To Celebrate
                                                                                                                                C5) Flyying Colours – Long Holiday
                                                                                                                                C6) Echo Ladies – Overrated – Robin Guthrie Version
                                                                                                                                D1) Beach House – Lazuli
                                                                                                                                D2) Mogwai – Kids Will Be Skeletons
                                                                                                                                D3) Fleeting Joys – Go And Come Back
                                                                                                                                D4) Ultra Vivid Scene – Mercy Seat
                                                                                                                                D5) Galaxie 500 – Ceremony

                                                                                                                                1) Slowdive – Slomo
                                                                                                                                2) Chapterhouse – Pearl
                                                                                                                                3) Ride – Vapour Trail
                                                                                                                                4) Blind Mr Jones – Henna And Swayed
                                                                                                                                5) The Telescopes – Flying
                                                                                                                                6) Lush – Sweetness And Light
                                                                                                                                7) Spirea X – Chlorine Dream
                                                                                                                                8) Kitchens Of Distinction – The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule
                                                                                                                                9) Pale Saints – Sight Of You
                                                                                                                                10) A.R.Kane – Lollita **
                                                                                                                                11) Airiel – In Your Room **
                                                                                                                                12) Lowtide – Alibi
                                                                                                                                1) Ringo Deathstarr – Kaleidoscope
                                                                                                                                2) Horsegirl – Billy
                                                                                                                                3) Air Formation – Daylight Storms
                                                                                                                                4) DIIV – Taker
                                                                                                                                5) Bdrmm – A Reason To Celebrate
                                                                                                                                6) Flyying Colours – Long Holiday
                                                                                                                                7) Echo Ladies – Overrated – Robin Guthrie Version
                                                                                                                                8) The Daysleepers – Flood In Heaven **
                                                                                                                                9) Astrobite – Crasher **
                                                                                                                                10) Beach House – Lazuli
                                                                                                                                11) Mogwai – Kids Will Be Skeletons
                                                                                                                                12) Fleeting Joys – Go And Come Back
                                                                                                                                13) Ultra Vivid Scene – Mercy Seat
                                                                                                                                14) Galaxie 500 – Ceremony

                                                                                                                                ** Exclusive Tracks To CD Format

                                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                                Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol 3

                                                                                                                                  It's time to face the music. Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own - a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful. Featuring a stellar line-up of tracks perfect for any hero saving the galaxy.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. "Creep" (Acoustic Version) - Performed By Radiohead
                                                                                                                                  2. "Crazy On You" - Performed By Heart
                                                                                                                                  3. "Since You Been Gone" - Performed By Rainbow
                                                                                                                                  4. "In The Meantime" - Performed By Spacehog
                                                                                                                                  5. "Reasons" - Performed By Earth, Wind And Fire
                                                                                                                                  6. "Do You Realize??" - Performed By The Flaming Lips
                                                                                                                                  7. "We Care A Lot" - Performed By Faith No More
                                                                                                                                  8. "Koinu No Carnival" (From "Minute Waltz") - Performed By EHAMIC
                                                                                                                                  9. "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" - Performed By Alice Cooper
                                                                                                                                  10. "San Francisco" - Performed By The Mowgli's
                                                                                                                                  11. "Poor Girl" - Performed By X
                                                                                                                                  12. "This Is The Day" - Performed By The The
                                                                                                                                  13. "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - Performed By Beastie Boys
                                                                                                                                  14. "Dog Days Are Over" - Performed By Florence + The Machine
                                                                                                                                  15. "Badlands" - Performed By Bruce Springsteen
                                                                                                                                  16. "I Will Dare" - Performed By The Replacements
                                                                                                                                  17. "Come And Get Your Love" - Performed By Redbone

                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                  Deep Fried Funk

                                                                                                                                    Charly Records presents DEEP FRIED FUNK In 1987 with the Family Funktion team (Norman Jay & Judge Jules) Femi Fem and Marco Nelson compiled the groundbreaking album ‘Got To Get Your Own (Some Rare Grooves)’ for Charly Records. This, and its follow up volume introduced us to a strange world of obscure singles on exotic sounding labels and gave us a glimpse of what went on with members of James Brown’s gang when they stepped away from the Boss.

                                                                                                                                    Over the ensuing decades funk has been a thread through a number of emerging scenes, from acid jazz to the smartly named Deep Funk and was also mined relentlessly by hip hop and dance producers who were looking to the past, to create something for today.

                                                                                                                                    Some of these records, featured here, are now famed as classics of the genre by the likes of New Orleans producer Eddie Bo who became revered by collectors and found a new lease in life, and Lee Fields who has gone from being an obscure Carolinian artist to having his new recordings featured on TV programs. Deep Fried Funk is the descendant of those earlier Charly compilations and begins its journey with some ever-green cuts that have remained popular ever since that time. It also gathers together records from Chicago to New Orleans with many points in-between to deliver a comprehensive overview of some of the greatest, sweatiest funk ever made. Get ready to dance!

                                                                                                                                    • Funk classics and super rarities brought together for the first time.
                                                                                                                                    • Compiled by renowned collector and authority Tim Brown.
                                                                                                                                    • Curated and annotated in London by Dean Rudland (Acid Jazz).

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Disc: 1
                                                                                                                                    1. Let The Groove Move You
                                                                                                                                    2. Gossip
                                                                                                                                    3. Stick It In Your Ear Hole
                                                                                                                                    4. Brothers And Sisters
                                                                                                                                    5. Searchin' (Part 1)
                                                                                                                                    6. Hot, Funky, And Sweaty
                                                                                                                                    7. Pop, Popcorn Children
                                                                                                                                    8. Double Determination
                                                                                                                                    9. You Move Me, Pt. 2
                                                                                                                                    10. Son Of A Son Of A Slave
                                                                                                                                    11. Get Up (If You Want To Be Somebody)
                                                                                                                                    12. Everybody Gonna Give Their Thing Away To Somebody (Sometime)
                                                                                                                                    13. Gossip, Gossip
                                                                                                                                    14. A Hunk O' Funk
                                                                                                                                    Disc: 2
                                                                                                                                    1. Never Gonna Let You Go
                                                                                                                                    2. My Heart Would Never Lie To Me
                                                                                                                                    3. S.G.B. (Stone Graveyard Business)
                                                                                                                                    4. Get Out Of My Window
                                                                                                                                    5. Two Fools
                                                                                                                                    6. Itch And Scratch
                                                                                                                                    7. I Don't Dig No Phoney - Part 1
                                                                                                                                    8. Bad Thing
                                                                                                                                    9. Funky Belly
                                                                                                                                    10. Comin' To Bring You Some Soul
                                                                                                                                    11. What Do You See In Her?
                                                                                                                                    12. Mr Bump Man (Give Me A Hand), Pt. 2
                                                                                                                                    13. Moon Walk
                                                                                                                                    14. Fairchild

                                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                                    Heist Classics Vol. 01 (Dam Swindle / Scan 7/ Fouk / Demuir / Adryiano)

                                                                                                                                    Label bosses Dam Swindle dive into the label back catalog and compile 2 special edition releases of classics to celebrate 10 years of Heist Recordings.
                                                                                                                                    Founded in 2013, Heist Recordings has quickly become a go-to house label, giving rise to a vibrant scene of groove aficionados and all things deep house. Now in the label’s 10th year, Dam Swindle starts with the track that helped the label burst onto the scene: their instant classic ‘The break up’. With its vintage vocals, Rhodes chops and instantly recognizable bell loop, it’s easy to understand why so many people are still in love with this track.

                                                                                                                                    The second track on the compilation is from the legendary Detroit outfit Scan 7, their 2020 track: ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ from Heist’s 50th release. The appearance of Scan 7 on the label turned quite some heads at the time, but in fact, it made total sense. The mutual love for house, key
                                                                                                                                    grooves and that classic Detroit vibe brought Scan 7 and Dam Swindle together and the result was an amazing release full of Midwest electronic

                                                                                                                                    On the flip, we’ve got Dutch duo Fouk with their first hit on the label ‘Kill Frenzy’, which kickstarted the rise of their signature sound back in 2014.
                                                                                                                                    The release ends with 2 extremely catchy and strong house releases by Demuir and Adryiano. Demuir’s vocal cut ‘Werq. Feel. Gruv. Vogue’. is
                                                                                                                                    one of the highlights in Demuir’s catalog and a showcase of the producer’s knack for sampling and writing a house groove. Adryiano’s piano
                                                                                                                                    house track ‘Me And You And Her’ is a perfect ending to this first compilation, showing us that great house music can be as simple as repeating something over and over and over, until that groove is all you hear.

                                                                                                                                    The vinyl release of 'Heist Classics vol. 01' is printed on clear 180 gram heavyweight vinyl and is limited to 1000 records with a special design by Art Director Bas Koopmans (Wellness.)

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Matt says: Five tracks that showcase the diverse quality of the Heist label perfectly. Each one a head-turner, with a clear flair for personality and originality through the house music framework.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1 Dam Swindle - The Break Up
                                                                                                                                    A2 Scan 7 - The Best Is Yet To Come
                                                                                                                                    B1 Fouk - Kill Frenzy
                                                                                                                                    B2 Demuir - Werq. Feel. Gruv. Vogue.
                                                                                                                                    B3 Adryiano - Me And You And Her

                                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                                    DJ Kicks: Elkka

                                                                                                                                      Elkka’s deep intuition is the unifying thread throughout Cardiff-born DJ and producer’s illustrious career. Vibrant releases for Local Action, Ninja Tune and her own label and party, femme culture, have marked her as an unstoppable force within the London underground. This recognition metabolised when she was awarded BBC’s prestigious Essential Mix of the Year in 2021, spotlighting her radiant blend of classic house, breakbeat and experimental electronica to the world over.

                                                                                                                                      As the next curator of DJ-Kicks, Elkka is voyaging through rave euphoria. “This is a really special moment for me because DJ-Kicks has been a formative part of my musical education,” she says. An intoxicating journey through Chicago house and disco, leftfield techno, UK bass and electro-punk, Elkka conjures up an atmosphere that is as primed for the club as it is the listener’s interior world. 

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      CD Tracklist:
                                                                                                                                      01. Elkka - Attention, Lovers
                                                                                                                                      02. Shake - Music Is The Only Way (I Can Communicate)
                                                                                                                                      03. Paula Tape - Panamericana
                                                                                                                                      04. Dauwd - La Nota
                                                                                                                                      05. East-West - Can’t Face The Night (Club Mix)
                                                                                                                                      06. Omri Smadar, Roy Shpilman - Adama
                                                                                                                                      07. Pelada - No Hay
                                                                                                                                      08. Herbert - Keep Time (Nobody)
                                                                                                                                      09. UK Electro, Gerd Janson - ICA Beats Part 1 (Gerd Janson Edit)
                                                                                                                                      10. Dan Curtin - Particle Dawn
                                                                                                                                      11. Carli - Lights & Strobes
                                                                                                                                      12. Jensen Interceptor - Lean Before The Interview
                                                                                                                                      (Ft. Assembler Code)
                                                                                                                                      13. Surusinghe - BAD GIRLS
                                                                                                                                      14. Elkka - Hands
                                                                                                                                      15. Anna Wall - Memories
                                                                                                                                      16. Hodge, Peder Mannerfelt - All My Love
                                                                                                                                      17. Mark Broom - Silenced Part 2
                                                                                                                                      18. Elkka, Jeigo - Body
                                                                                                                                      19. Jeigo - IHaint
                                                                                                                                      20. Villager - Monocyclical
                                                                                                                                      21. Breaka - Living
                                                                                                                                      22. Mark Pritchard - Give It Your Choir Ft. Bibio
                                                                                                                                      23. Patty Waters - Why Can’t I Come To You

                                                                                                                                      LP Tracklist:
                                                                                                                                      A1. East-West - Can’t Face The Night (Club Mix)
                                                                                                                                      A2. Omri Smadar, Roy Shpilman - Adama
                                                                                                                                      B1. Herbert - Keep Time (Nobody)
                                                                                                                                      B2. Dan Curtin - Particle Dawn
                                                                                                                                      C1. Jensen Interceptor - Lean Before The Interview (Ft. Assembler Code)
                                                                                                                                      C2. Elkka - Hands
                                                                                                                                      C3. Hodge, Peder Mannerfelt - All My Love
                                                                                                                                      D1. Elkka, Jeigo - Body
                                                                                                                                      D2. Villager - Monocyclical
                                                                                                                                      D3. Breaka – Living

                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                      Reel People Music : Vinyl Sampler Volume 2

                                                                                                                                        Four stunning cuts from the RPM back catalogue. The A Side on Volume 2 features the wonderful Reel People remix by Fouk feat. Speech and the stunning remix by Turbojazz & Sean McCabe of Lydia Harrell's remake of the Sunshine Anderson classic "Heard It All Before". The B Side includes the long time Reel People Music favourite's The Layabouts feat. Portia Monique - Colours Of Love and also Atjazz' superb remix of Imaani - Found My Light.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Reel People Feat. Speech - I Never Knew (Fouk Remix)
                                                                                                                                        Lydia Harrell - Heard It All Before (Turbojazz & Sean McCabe Remix)
                                                                                                                                        The Layabouts Feat. Portia Monique - Colours Of Love (The Layabouts Vocal Mix)
                                                                                                                                        Imaani - Found My Light (Atjazz Remix)

                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                        A Moi La Liberte - Early Electronic Rai - Algerie 1983-1990

                                                                                                                                          Delving into the deepest recesses of raï, this compilation serves as a tribute to its roaring years, but also as a rejuvenation of the genre in its sulphurous, subterranean version.

                                                                                                                                          Through the pre and post-independence years, from 1950 to 1970, raï urbanised itself, with a generation listening to the traditional sounds, but also and mostly listening to twist, French variété and rock music. Including 6-page booklet with liner notes in French and English and download code.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Cheb Hindi - A Moi La Libert?
                                                                                                                                          Houari Benchenet - Malika
                                                                                                                                          Chab Mohamed Sghir - Khalouni
                                                                                                                                          Chaba Fadila - Kii Kount Ouelite
                                                                                                                                          Cheb Tahar - Djehida
                                                                                                                                          Cheb Djalal - Mohal Nahna
                                                                                                                                          Benchenet - Ghir Hiya Salbetni
                                                                                                                                          Cheb Kader - Reggae Ra?
                                                                                                                                          Chab Hamouda - Zahri Mate
                                                                                                                                          Cheb Khaled - Li Bini Ou Binek
                                                                                                                                          Nordine Sta'fi - Rouh Ya L'mersoul
                                                                                                                                          Chaba Amel - Lala Kusti
                                                                                                                                          Chaba Malika Meddah - Sid Houari Ya Mlah
                                                                                                                                          Tchier Abdelgani - La'roussa Jate?

                                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                                          Rat-A-Ma-Cue / Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 14

                                                                                                                                            A brand new volume in the successful Stag-O-Lee series titled Exotic Blues & Rhythm. Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashes, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist! 14 songs on nice 10" vinyl (only)!

                                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                                            Taiwan Disco - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                              Due to its extremely complex history, Taiwan in the 70's saw the creation of some incredibly special music in which the sounds coming at the moment from the west collided with the special sensitivity of Taiwanese musicians, creating a delicious mixture you'll need to hear to believe.

                                                                                                                                              "Taiwan Disco" shines a light on the music created by Taiwanese women during those years (70´s and early 80's) to present a mind-blowing collection of songs with sounds ranging from wild Funk to Space Glam, exotic Disco or fuzzed out Soul. Here's the ticket to some crazy Taiwan nights, get those dancing shoes ready, it's time to shake it!

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              TRACKLIST (unfortunately Track Titles Not Available In English)

                                                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                                                              A1. Wu Xiu Zhu (吳秀珠) - ƈ

                                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                                              Mike D Presents Brazil 45 Boxset Vol.4 (RSD23 EDITION)

                                                                                                                                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                                                For the fourth instalment of our much-loved Brazil 45 Boxset series, we have the privilege of presenting a selection from true hip-hop royalty, Mike D of Beastie Boys

                                                                                                                                                The boxset brief is simple, a curated selection of your most beloved tracks from Brazil's rich musical tapestry.

                                                                                                                                                Mike didn't disappoint, digging deep to unearth incredible funky psych rock, dreamy MPB and experimental nuggets. In a reflection of his most famed musical output of hip-hop and hardcore punk; it's no surprise he has cherry-picked from the experimental and leftfield side of what Brazil has to offer. Things kick off on the first 45 with a curveball. An obscure and mysterious promotional only 7" track by Inês Soares recorded for Toyota cars and originally released in Portugal. This is paired with Nicholas Mariano's solitary 7" single 'Dita Cuja', an ultra- raw, distorted, garage rock rough diamond. Up next, we have two leftfield offerings from the visionary composer / percussionist / instrument inventor, Pedro Santos, alongside guitarist Sebastião Tapajós. These are followed by two slices of genius taken off Hareton Salvanini's sought-after Hareton + Meta EP from 1971. Circling back to the psychedelic rock vibe, we have both sides of a supremely rare Modulo 1000 7" compacto originally released on Odeon Records in 1970. Mike's love for the dreamy 70s MPB / 'Clube Da Esquina- esque' lush sound is represented by two selections from the impeccable Erasmo Carlos.

                                                                                                                                                Having Mike involved, we knew this project was going to be special. He has delivered a wondrous boxset that has his identity stamped and forged in the selection. Mike D of Beastie Boys digs deep into Brazil's rich musical tapestry, selecting funky psych rock, dreamy MPB and experimental nuggets. Record Store Day 2023 - 5 x unique 45s in a limited-edition clamshell box.

                                                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                Nuggets: 50th Anniversary Box Set (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                                  50th anniversary of the groundbreaking and influential compilation of the first generation of psychedelic artists curated by Lenny Kaye. This box set includes the original 2-LP set, the planned but unreleased Vol. 2, and a single LP of songs that were considered for the original set, but didn't make the final cut. Like the original, this set is curated by Lenny Kaye and with the full involvement of Jac Holzman - the original pioneers of Nuggets. Lenny is also writing new complete notes.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era (1965-1968)
                                                                                                                                                  Side One
                                                                                                                                                  1. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) – The Electric Prunes
                                                                                                                                                  2. Dirty Water = The Standells
                                                                                                                                                  3. Night-Time – The Strangeloves
                                                                                                                                                  4. Lies – The Knickerbockers
                                                                                                                                                  5. RESPECT – The Vagrants
                                                                                                                                                  6. A Public Execution – Mouse
                                                                                                                                                  7. No Time Like The Right Time – The Blues Project
                                                                                                                                                  Side Two
                                                                                                                                                  1. Oh Yeah – The Shadows Of Knight
                                                                                                                                                  2. Pushin’ Too Hard – The Seeds
                                                                                                                                                  3. Moulty – The Barbarians
                                                                                                                                                  4. Don’t Look Back – The Remains
                                                                                                                                                  5. Invitation To Cry – The Magicians
                                                                                                                                                  6. Liar, Liar – The Castaways
                                                                                                                                                  7. You’re Gonna Miss Me – THe Thirteenth Floor Elevators
                                                                                                                                                  Side Three
                                                                                                                                                  1. Psychotic Reaction – Count Five
                                                                                                                                                  2. Hey Joe – The Leaves
                                                                                                                                                  3. Just Like Romeo & Juliet – Michael And The Messengers
                                                                                                                                                  4. Sugar And Spice – The Cryan Shames
                                                                                                                                                  5. Baby Please Don’t Go – The Amboy Dukes
                                                                                                                                                  6. Tobacco Road – The Blues Magoos
                                                                                                                                                  Side Four
                                                                                                                                                  1. Let’s Talk About Girls – Chocolate Watch Band
                                                                                                                                                  2. Sit Down I Think I Still Love You – The Mojo Men
                                                                                                                                                  3. Run, Run, Run – The Third Rail
                                                                                                                                                  4. My World Fell Down – Saggitarius
                                                                                                                                                  5. Open My Eyes – Nazz
                                                                                                                                                  6. Farmer John – The Premiers
                                                                                                                                                  7. It’s-A-Happening – The Magic Mushrooms

                                                                                                                                                  Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era (1965-1968)
                                                                                                                                                  Side One
                                                                                                                                                  1. Do You Believe In Magic – The Lovin’ Spoonful
                                                                                                                                                  2. 7 AND 7 IS – Love
                                                                                                                                                  3. Little Girl – Syndicate Of Sound
                                                                                                                                                  4. A Question Of Temperature – The Balloon Farm
                                                                                                                                                  5. Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love) – Swingin’ Medallions
                                                                                                                                                  6. Action Woman – The Litter
                                                                                                                                                  7. Talk Talk – Music Machine
                                                                                                                                                  Side Two
                                                                                                                                                  1. I See The Light – The Five Americans
                                                                                                                                                  2. 96 TEARS - ? & The Mysterians
                                                                                                                                                  3. OPEN UP YOUR DOOR _ Richard & The Young Lions
                                                                                                                                                  4. LAUGH< LAUGH – Beau Brummels
                                                                                                                                                  5. STOP! – GET A TICKET – Clefs Of Lavender Hill
                                                                                                                                                  6. I CANNOT STOP YOU – The Cherry Slush
                                                                                                                                                  7. FRUSTRATION – The Mystic Tide
                                                                                                                                                  Side Three
                                                                                                                                                  1. RUN, RUN, RUN – The Gestures
                                                                                                                                                  2. IT’S COLD OUTSIDE – The Choir
                                                                                                                                                  3. FREE AS THE WIND = The Myddle Class
                                                                                                                                                  4. WHATCHA GONNA DO ABOUT IT – The Evil
                                                                                                                                                  5. WHAT A WAY TO DIE – The Pleasure Seekers
                                                                                                                                                  6. ROAD RUNNER – The Gants
                                                                                                                                                  7. A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL – The Music Explosion
                                                                                                                                                  Side Four
                                                                                                                                                  1. BLACK ON WHITE – The North Atlantic Invasion Force
                                                                                                                                                  2. DANCE, FRANNY, DANCE – Floyd Dakil Combo
                                                                                                                                                  3. GOING ALL THE WAY – The Squires
                                                                                                                                                  4. YOU MUST BE A WITCH – The Lollipop Shopps
                                                                                                                                                  5. THE WITCH – The Sonics
                                                                                                                                                  6. BLACKOUT OF GRETELY – Gonn
                                                                                                                                                  7. THE SPIDER AND THE FLY – The Monocles

                                                                                                                                                  Also Drug-Its: Artefacts From The Original Nuggets
                                                                                                                                                  Side One
                                                                                                                                                  1. PUT THE CLOCK BACK ON THE WALL – The “E” Types
                                                                                                                                                  2. 99th FLOOR – The Moving Sidewalks
                                                                                                                                                  3. MILKWEED LOVE – Lothar And The Hand People
                                                                                                                                                  4. DON’T TIE ME DOWN – Anthony & The Imperials
                                                                                                                                                  5. NINA-KOCKA-NINA – The Drinks
                                                                                                                                                  6. DROP OUT! – Pearls Before Swine
                                                                                                                                                  Side Two
                                                                                                                                                  1. IT’S A HAPPENING THING – The Peanut Butter Conspiracy
                                                                                                                                                  2. LEAVIN’ HERE – The Rationals
                                                                                                                                                  3. YELLOW BALLOON – The Yellow Balloon
                                                                                                                                                  4. CRAZY LIKE A FOX – Link Cromwell
                                                                                                                                                  5. BEEN BURNT – Luke & The Apostles
                                                                                                                                                  6. THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST – The Koobas
                                                                                                                                                  7. GOIN’ BACK TO MIAMI – Wayne Cochran
                                                                                                                                                  8. I’M FIVE YEARS AHEAD OF MY TIME – The Third Bardo

                                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                  Soul Jazz Records Presents New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-82 (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                                    Soul Jazz Records’ new 20th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ New York Noise: Dance Music from The New York Underground 1978-82.

                                                                                                                                                    This new 2023 edition features classic New York post-punk, punk funk, synth wave and no wave tracks from Arthur Russell/Dinosaur L, James White and the Contortions, The Theoretical Girls, Mars, Konk, Material, Bush Tetras, Lizzy Mercier Descloux alongside rare tracks by the likes of Alan Vega (Suicide), Chain Gang and Implog.

                                                                                                                                                    ‘New York Noise’ sums up the point in time and space where dance music and punk rock first met as New York’s No Wave artists such as Glenn Branca, James White alongside new york dance music’s experimental pioneers such as Arthur Russell (Dinosaur l), Bill Laswell (Material), and Konk created new musical art forms out of this union.

                                                                                                                                                    “New York Noise is a comprehensive look at the post-punk and no wave era, a short period in time whose influence is still immeasurable and sensed today” - The Guardian

                                                                                                                                                    “One of the most satisfying archival collections, Soul Jazz’s compilation New York Noise 1978-1982, gathers far-reaching tracks from such diverse acts as Liquid Liquid, Material, and Glenn Branca” - Pitchfork

                                                                                                                                                    “Compilations like this are necessary because they document bygone fragments of time and keep them alive for younger generations. Compilations like this are dangerous because they tend to fall in the hands of young bands who spend more time looking behind than ahead” - All Music

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    1. Liquid Liquid - Optimo (2.43)
                                                                                                                                                    2. The Contortions - Contort Yourself (4.23)
                                                                                                                                                    3. Konk - Elephant (4.19)
                                                                                                                                                    4. ImpLOG - Holland Tunnel Dive (7.42)
                                                                                                                                                    1. Chain Gang - Son Of Sam (3.13)
                                                                                                                                                    2. Bush Tetras - You Can't Be Funky (2.43)
                                                                                                                                                    3. Material - Reduction (5.25)
                                                                                                                                                    4. Mars - Helen Forsdale (2.30)
                                                                                                                                                    5. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Wawa (2.22)
                                                                                                                                                    1. Theoretical Girls - You Got Me (3.54)
                                                                                                                                                    2. Konk - Baby Dee (6.02)
                                                                                                                                                    3. Mars - 3-E (2.50)
                                                                                                                                                    4. Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps (4.02)
                                                                                                                                                    1. Arto / Neto - Pini, Pini (2.26)
                                                                                                                                                    2. Alan Vega - Bye Bye Bayou (8.34)
                                                                                                                                                    3. ImpLOG - Breakfast (3.27)

                                                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                    Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Ska 20th Anniversary Edition (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                                      Soul Jazz Records’ new 20th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight specialedition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One Ska. 

                                                                                                                                                      A blistering collection of non-stop Ska classic tunes from Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring classic cuts from the originators of Ska alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the mighty vaults of 13 Brentford Road - pure fire!

                                                                                                                                                      Studio One Records and the seminal in-house band The Skatalites created and defined Ska in the process making Jamaican music famous throughout the world. This compilation features classic vocal and instrumental tracks from The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson alongside super-rare tracks from the likes of Ken Boothe, The Maytals, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and many more.

                                                                                                                                                      Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s musical empire was founded on Ska, the first explosive and most exciting music to come out of the newly independent Jamaica, which soon spread across the world. This album is a celebration of the music of Studio One Records’ seminal Ska releases and features a who’s who of the most important artists and musicians in the history of reggae. Studio One is often described as both the University of Reggae and the Motown of Jamaica.

                                                                                                                                                      “Utterly brilliant collection of Ska music. Essential stuff” - Q 

                                                                                                                                                      "There are a million ska compilations around, but this selection outshines them - yet another blinder from Soul Jazz“ - Wallpaper 

                                                                                                                                                      "This shows the Soul Jazz Records vault digger’s gold standard of quality” - Mojo

                                                                                                                                                      “Every side collected here is a classic” - All Music

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1. Jackie Mittoo – El Bang Bang
                                                                                                                                                      2. Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole – Arte Bella
                                                                                                                                                      3. The Wailers – (I'm Gonna) Put It On
                                                                                                                                                      4. The Skatalites – Addis Ababa
                                                                                                                                                      1. Roland Alphonso – President Kennedy
                                                                                                                                                      2. Joe Higgs – (I'm The) Song My Enemies Sing
                                                                                                                                                      3. The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
                                                                                                                                                      4. Delroy Wilson – I Want Justice
                                                                                                                                                      1. Tommy McCook's Orchestra – Sampson
                                                                                                                                                      2. The Ethiopians – I'm Gonna Take Over
                                                                                                                                                      3. Tommy McCook – Freedom Sounds
                                                                                                                                                      4. The Maytals – Marching On
                                                                                                                                                      1. The Skatalites – Exodus
                                                                                                                                                      2. Roland Alphonso – Look Away Ska
                                                                                                                                                      3. Don Drummond – Don Cosmic
                                                                                                                                                      4. Roland Alphonso – Scambalena
                                                                                                                                                      5. Andy & Joey – You're Wondering Now

                                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                      Soul Jazz Records Presents Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965 - 1974 (RSD23 EDITION)

                                                                                                                                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 22ND ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

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                                                                                                                                                        New one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + 28-page booklet insert + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965 – 1974’.

                                                                                                                                                        Soul Jazz Records’ Gipsy Rhumba is the first album ever outside of Spain to focus on one of the most exciting musical culture clashes ever that first took place in the early 1960s.

                                                                                                                                                        Primarily known as the creators of Flamenco, Gypsies from the Catalan region of Spain came up with a fascinating hybrid style – Gipsy Rhumba – which blended together Latin and Rhumba music of Cuba and the Caribbean together with their own Flamenco, as well as the emerging Rock and Roll from America.

                                                                                                                                                        The extensive booklet contains definitive sleevenotes by the musicologist Jose Manuel Gómez, record designs and stunning photography from the celebrated photographer Jacques Leonard.

                                                                                                                                                        “A capsule of supercharged clapping and joyous vocals’” - The Guardian

                                                                                                                                                        “Must-have’ ‘You all know Gipsy Kings’ blend of flamenco and Latin rhythms … but where did this convergence of Latin music styles occur? This compilation demonstrates how mid-1960’s Barcelona hot-housed gypsy musicians who employed the rumba rhythm… Gipsy Rhumba unearths a forgotten corner of Europop” - The Sunday Times

                                                                                                                                                        “Musicologists aren’t the only ones who will enjoy pulling at the threads that bind this particular sound clash … Messing with the traditional form is daring at any time, but the result was something quite fantastic, potent and intriguing, full of marvellous grooves and compelling rhythms” - Irish Times

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. Rabbit Rumba – Nuestro Ayer
                                                                                                                                                        2. El Noi – Labios Morenos
                                                                                                                                                        3. Los Gitanos Polinais – En El Fondo Del Mar De Lima
                                                                                                                                                        4. Antonio González – Sarandonga
                                                                                                                                                        5. Peret – La Fiesta No Es Para Feos
                                                                                                                                                        1. El Gitano Portugués – Fui A Bahía
                                                                                                                                                        2. Maruja Garrido – Ché Camino
                                                                                                                                                        3. Juncal Y Sus Calistros – Tequila
                                                                                                                                                        4. Moncho Y Su Wawankó Gitano – Orisa
                                                                                                                                                        5. Peret – Voy, Voy
                                                                                                                                                        1. Dolores Vargas "La Terremoto" – Anana Hip
                                                                                                                                                        2. Chango – El Guapo
                                                                                                                                                        3. Ramonet Y Sus Rumberos – Bacalao Salao
                                                                                                                                                        4. Lola Flores Y Antonio González – Meneíto Men
                                                                                                                                                        5. Dolores Vargas "La Terremoto" – A-Chi-Li-Pú
                                                                                                                                                        1. El Noy – El Loco
                                                                                                                                                        2. El Noi – Sí, Compay
                                                                                                                                                        3. Chacho Y Sus Rumbas – El Pan Y Los Dientes
                                                                                                                                                        4. Maruja Garrido – Amanecí En Tus Brazos
                                                                                                                                                        5. Antonio González – Levántate

                                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                        Fools, Rebel Rousers & Girls On Death Row - The Lee Hazlewood Story 1955-1962 (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                                          The late LEE HAZLEWOOD is one of R&R and Pop's most iconic cult figures, with a huge reputation as a producer, songwriter and singer. This 35-track compilation presents an eclectic selection of rarities, juxtaposed alongside a handful of his early hits. Hazelwood's early productions are particularly collectable, notably his own recordings. Included herein are his five earliest known demo's, from 1955/56, which highlight his distinctive, resonant baritone. Also included are the sides he recorded billed as Mark Robinson and The Shacklefords, plus his near-legendary 'Girl On Death Row' Apart from Hazlewood himself, featured artists include Duane Eddy, Sanford Clark, Al Casey, Ray Sharpe, The Sharps, Barbara Dane and Ramona King. This compilation is a mandatory purchase for all Lee Hazlewood collectors/completists.

                                                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                          Wigan Casino - Three Before Eight

                                                                                                                                                            As Wigan Casino celebrates its 50th Anniversary you may be forgiven for thinking that those hallowed All-Nighters are but a fading memory from a time passed by. That couldn’t be further from the truth! The impact that it had on the thousands that attended the regular Saturday night gatherings was profound. The spirit of the Casino lives on in the hearts and souls of the faithful and is honoured by the multitude of Soul Nights, All-Nighters, All-Dayers and Weekenders up and down the country throughout the years. Gone, but not forgotten! The term “Northern Soul” was coined a few years before the inaugural All-Nighter at Wigan Casino – 23rd September, 1973 – but it certainly came of age during its unprecedented eight year reign. It is also encapsulated in the three songs featured here that, collectively, became known as the “Three Before Eight”. The last three records played every Sunday morning, signalling the end of the all-night session. This special edition anniversary release features all three legendary tracks, and for the first time, sequenced in the same running order as they were played.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Time Will Pass You By
                                                                                                                                                            2. Long After The Night Is Over
                                                                                                                                                            3. I'm On My Way

                                                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                            Ciao Italia. Generazioni Underground Bonus Sei

                                                                                                                                                            Following on from the standout second Ciao Italia compilation, the mighty Rebirth bring together another collection of tracks that surf between the past, present and future, highlighting the importance and continued influence of the Italo dream house world.

                                                                                                                                                            Alternate versions, unheard gems, certified classics and pure class as you’d expect from the likes of Doni & Leo Young, Pastaboys and the coming together of G.P.M., Steve Mantovani, Dan-E-MC and Daniele Mad alongside a double dose of new productions flying the flag for dream house via Hiver and Feel Fly.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            A1. Doni & Leo Young ‘Rebelion In The City Of Gangia’
                                                                                                                                                            A2. Pastaboys ‘On & On’ (Panna Mix)
                                                                                                                                                            A3. Hiver ‘Magic Crusade’
                                                                                                                                                            B1. G.P.M., Steve Mantovani, Dan-E-MC, Daniele Mad ‘House In Full Effect’
                                                                                                                                                            B2. Feel Fly ‘Armaduk’

                                                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                            Miami Soul - Soul Gems From Henry Stone Records

                                                                                                                                                              Includes tracks by Latimore, George McCrae, All the People, Timmy Thomas, Gwen McCrae, Wilson Pickett, Doris Duke, and many others.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                              A1. Latimore - Are You Where You Wanna Be
                                                                                                                                                              A2. Gwen McCrae - Rockin' Chair
                                                                                                                                                              A3. Lew Kirton - Let Me Up Off My Knees
                                                                                                                                                              A4. Joey Gilmore - Give Me Your Love
                                                                                                                                                              A5. Helene Smith - I Tried So Hard To Be Good To You
                                                                                                                                                              A6. All The People Feat. Robert Moore - Wish I Had A Girl Like You

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                              B1. George McCrae - You Can Have It All
                                                                                                                                                              B2. Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
                                                                                                                                                              B3. Paulette Reaves - I Forgot To Be Your Lover
                                                                                                                                                              B4. The Charms - Hearts Of Stone
                                                                                                                                                              B5. Robert Moore - Tears Of The World
                                                                                                                                                              B6. The Charmettes - Surrendering My Love

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE C
                                                                                                                                                              C1. Betty Wright - Shoorah! Shoorah!
                                                                                                                                                              C2. Little Beaver - Mama Forgot To Tell Me
                                                                                                                                                              C3. Miami - I'll Hold The Groove
                                                                                                                                                              C4. Wilson Pickett - The Best Part Of A Man
                                                                                                                                                              C5. The Facts Of Life - Uphill Places Of Mind
                                                                                                                                                              C6. Doris Duke - A Little Bit Of Your Love

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE D
                                                                                                                                                              D1. Willie Johnson - Between The Lines (Unreleased)
                                                                                                                                                              D2. Milton Wright - Be With Me
                                                                                                                                                              D3. The Twans - I Can't See Him Again
                                                                                                                                                              D4. The Diamonettes - Don't Be Surprised
                                                                                                                                                              D5. Audrey Royal & The Reid Singers - Come On Playboy
                                                                                                                                                              D6. The Blue Notes - Here I Am

                                                                                                                                                              Barefoot Beats drop a special edition 12" maxi EP of Brazilian love affairs.

                                                                                                                                                              Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco deliver a serious groove on “Fique Louca”, a heads down party jam cut up with joyous vocal whoops and funktastic breaks that is guaranteed to raise the dance floor pressure.

                                                                                                                                                              Then Processman, a rising star from Salvador, lets loose a rhythm and chant fueled Bahian delight that floats around an intoxicating arp line that will drive you wild on the beach, or in the warehouse.

                                                                                                                                                              On the flip, NYC based, Brazilian aficionado JKriv gets all loopy and wild as he looks to drive you crazy. Totally wild!

                                                                                                                                                              The EP finishes in style with Joutro Mundo from Rio who works a sweet melodic anthem that will have you dancing and singing along in the streets.


                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                              Matt says: Another cult series, Barefoot Beats reaches the irrelevant milestone of 13. It's a really strong musical offering with all four tracks sure to please even the most casual tropical disco lover.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              A. Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco - Fique Louca
                                                                                                                                                              A. Processman - Baba Oni
                                                                                                                                                              B. JKriv - Coisa Louca
                                                                                                                                                              B. Joutro Mundo - Ballet Do Chocolate

                                                                                                                                                              Avantroots is one of the leading dub related labels in recent years taking the genre to its furthest and freshest perspectives while still respecting the history and the figures inside it. One of those historical figures is the legendary Linval Thompson who's credits and list of those he influenced are pages long. To have Linval be the lead on this project truly makes this a unique and special release. 'World Crisis' is Linval's message and it is as definitive as ever. There is a lot of thought put into each step and portion of this project. The overall traditional dub concept is to feature different voices over the same instrumental where this, flips the script and each version has a different electronic music producer add their talents to create their own signature account. The result is an extraordinary and well composed EP. Deepchord, Deepnaut, Pulshar and Braulio Lam were specifically chosen to head up this treasured task of taking 'World Crisis' into their realms. The Deepnaut version is a true essence of the future of a more mature island late night cultured dub techno sound. The track shimmers in a euphoric glow that covers you like a sun on the beach in summer. Linval's voice is front and center and one could say this may be the most single oriented as it uses the most vocals of any of the renditions here. Braulio Lam's submission has all the makings of a classic styled dub track. While the beat is transcendent, everything else is processed in a new school way. And the technique is next level to be clear. Next is Deepchord's version. To say this is the deepest and most techno might not be much of a surprise. The groove is addictive and the chords sampled into the rhythm while the melody ebbs and flows are pure magic. Lastly, Pulshar breaks things down to the starkest of the choices and one of the most hypnotic. Pablo Bolivar and Sergio Sainz Vidal from Pulshar have a knack for injective some serious island vibes to the electronic scene.

                                                                                                                                                              The artwork is also special here. It respects the history of dub culture while advancing the application as it uses AI generated images combined with human elements. The pictures support the message of the 'World Crisis' speaks on by Linval Thompson. This is a special release no doubt. Avant-Roots are very happy with the variety offered by the artists of their label and this release. They shined when it came to harnessing the essence of this track and infusing it into their particular version of electronic dub.

                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                              Matt says: HUGE tip for fans of Rhythm & Sound and that original dub-techno vibe! All four producers do Linval proud and offer up perfect instrumentals from deep in the echo chamber for the reggae master's soul-drenched vox to decorate. Absolutely massive!

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              1. Deepchord Ft. Linval Thompson
                                                                                                                                                              2.Pulshar Ft. Linval Thompson
                                                                                                                                                              3.Deepnaut Ft. Linval Thompson
                                                                                                                                                              4.Braulio Lam Ft. Linval Thompson

                                                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                              Happy Land (A Compendium Of Electronic Music From The British Isles 1992-1996 Volume 1)

                                                                                                                                                                Future Jazzers, notorious experimentalists and outfield eccentrics stumble onto the dancefloor. In the 90s. In the UK.

                                                                                                                                                                From an electronic music perspective, the period 1992 to 1996 in the UK that this compilation celebrates, was one of dizzying sonic diversification.

                                                                                                                                                                It was also a particularly turbulent time in the UK, not only politically and economically, but also culturally too. Economic catastrophe in ‘92 was followed by widespread poverty, a cost of living crisis and countless political scandals. Meanwhile, John Major’s Tory government pandered to its political base via unpleasant, authoritarian legislation that seemingly sought to crush rave culture, alternative lifestyles, and traveller communities. The UK was not so much a ‘Happy Land’ – to quote the name of this compilation – as an angry and divided one. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

                                                                                                                                                                Throughout, the music created by producers based across these Isles remained uniquely British, speeding up a process begun in the late 1980s through the emergence of street soul, bleep & bass and breakbeat hardcore – musical styles whose roots in multicultural inner-city communities made them distinctly different from the Black American sounds that had inspired their creators. It was here, rather than in the indie pubs of Camden, that real musical revolutions were taking place.

                                                                                                                                                                This deep diving selection brings together some truly adventurous and original electronic music from this period, much of it very hard to find. Major label outings connect with white label oddities with ease. Perhaps it could even be argued that many of these unearthed gems fit more easily into DJ sets in 2023 than they ever did at the time. The off-kilter swing of Richard D James’ obscure and highly sought after Strider B outing, ‘Bradley’s Robot’ is joined by further rare cuts from Cabaret Voltaire and the Black Dog, and artists as diverse as Ultramarine, Herbert, Fretless AZM, and Radioactive Lamb, amongst others.

                                                                                                                                                                This collection has been lovingly selected, compiled and mastered for maximum sonic playback. This very special release boasts sublime pastoral themed artwork, as well as informative and passionate liner notes by celebrated music scribe Matt Anniss (‘Join The Future’).

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                A1. Cabaret Voltaire - Soul Vine (70 Billion People)
                                                                                                                                                                A2. Ultramarine - Happy Land (ft. Robert Wyatt)
                                                                                                                                                                B. Thunderhead The Word By Eden - True Romance
                                                                                                                                                                C1. Xeper - Carceres Ex Novum
                                                                                                                                                                C2. Herbert - Housewife
                                                                                                                                                                D1. Liquid Son - Big Decision
                                                                                                                                                                D2. Syzgzy - Meditation

                                                                                                                                                                Double 140 Gram LP in a 5mm Spine Shrinkwrapped sleeve designed by Bradley Pinkerton.

                                                                                                                                                                The third and concluding edition of the Transmissions compilation series curated by IOJ Jura Soundsystem. The compilation focuses once again on rarities no longer available on Vinyl and touches upon Reggae & Dub, Ambient House, Downtempo and Leftfield Disco.

                                                                                                                                                                Mixmaster Morris in his Irresistible Force guise opens the album with the Ambient Electronica of ‘Lotus Position’, a long time favourite that’s been unavailable on Vinyl for nearly 30 years. Full Moon Scientist pick up the Ambient Dub baton with ‘Lunar Base Dub’ segueing into Australia’s Rude Band, featuring Oz radio royalty Doug Mulray on the aptly titled ‘Doug’s Dub’ originally released on Oz Sounds in Australia in 1982, a true Balearic gem recorded long before the genre had been widely discovered. Other highlights include Mary House’s ‘Ambient’, a chuggy slo-mo piano houser originally the last track on a 7 track EP released in 1991 on Italian label Technology, and ‘Do It’, an obscure South African track by Inspiration which covers the music from Sylvester’s ‘I Need Somebody To Love Tonight’ paired with new vocals using the refrain ‘Do It’. Jean-Michel Bertrand gave his blessing to a special Jura Soundsystem version of ‘Dream Reggae’ which features long time collaborator Mike Burn adding lead and rhythm guitar to an extended edit of the song. The album closes with some Ambient Tools which should serve to raise a smile at the end of the series.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                The Irresistable Force - Lotus Position
                                                                                                                                                                Full Moon Scientist - Lunar Base Dub
                                                                                                                                                                The Rude Band - Dougs Dub
                                                                                                                                                                Robert Minnott - Give Me Your Lovin Dub
                                                                                                                                                                Mary House - Ambient (Krishna Instrumental)
                                                                                                                                                                Mamukata - Kalimba Del Sol (DJ Jimmy Groove Version)
                                                                                                                                                                Inspiration - Do It (12” Club Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                Optimus - Four Point One
                                                                                                                                                                Jean Michel Bertrand - ‘Dream Reggae’ (Jura Soundsystem Special Version)
                                                                                                                                                                Jura Soundsystem - The Boathouse (Ambient Tool)
                                                                                                                                                                Jura Soundsystem - Bonus Tools & FX

                                                                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                Once Again We Are The Children Of The Sun

                                                                                                                                                                  Gather together beneath the sun as we journey through the rhythmic sands of time, Paul Hillery, an esteemed collector and vinyl hunter, presents his follow-up to the highly acclaimed "We Are The Children Of The Sun." Andrew Male of MOJO Magazine calls the album "One of the most emotionally uplifting and hazily beautiful compilations of recent years." "Once Again We Are The Children Of The Sun" is a shimmering collection of rare finds, reminding us that we have more to connect us than to divide us.

                                                                                                                                                                  The music encompasses a broad range of sounds, starting in Cajun country with Will & James Ragar, their handmade acoustic guitars allowing for soaring vocals. Along with many of the tracks featured on this compilation, "As the Day Grows Tired" is reissued on vinyl for the first time. Experience the previously unreleased cover of "Milk and Honey" featuring Kat Barnard and Greg Foat, a versatile mainstay of the UK jazz scene. Discover the first-ever vinyl release of "Kayenta Crossing" by William Eaton Ensemble, capturing the austere presence of Monument Valley. Immerse yourself in Wendy Grace's jazz-folk masterpiece "More Than Hope" and the acoustic ambience of "Golden Hour" by Aria Rostami.

                                                                                                                                                                  Paul Hillery and BBE present a compilation of styles and genres, fusing together to make private press wants accessible as a springboard for further listening pleasures. "Once Again We Are the Children of the Sun'' is an eclectic selection mixing styles, year and tempo, painstakingly gathered and presented with a great deal of love.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  1. As The Day Grows Tired - Will & James Ragar .
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Crazy Days - Forest
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Free And Easy - Cunningham Corner
                                                                                                                                                                  4. More Than Hope - Wendy Grace
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Tight Tonight - Bengt Liedman
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Soul Shadow - Corill
                                                                                                                                                                  7. Come And Take Me By The Hand - Varela
                                                                                                                                                                  8. Just A Thought - Just Us
                                                                                                                                                                  9. Time - Mike Baumann & Thom Huntington
                                                                                                                                                                  10. Write Your Lucky Number - Darrell John
                                                                                                                                                                  11. Going Back In Time - The Freeze Band
                                                                                                                                                                  12. Ice Cold - Godspeed
                                                                                                                                                                  13. Moonshine - Orion
                                                                                                                                                                  14. Milk And Honey - The Greg Foat Group Feat. Kat Barnard
                                                                                                                                                                  15. Golden Hour - Aria Rostami
                                                                                                                                                                  16. Fate (Demo) - Bugatti & Musker
                                                                                                                                                                  17. Peace Train - Garth Fletcher
                                                                                                                                                                  18. If Life Was A Ferris Wheel - Mark Capanni

                                                                                                                                                                  "We've now been at this since 2010 and over the years we've really tried to deliver the kind of house music (and beyond) that we would play, listen and dance to ourselves. We really tried to avoid the dangerous traps of following trends which in the long run can water down labels to just a music portal instead of a music brand with character.
                                                                                                                                                                  Basically, we aim to deliver our own musical personality via artists and producers that we love and respect. To sum things up, we are proud to present ‘Local Talk - 13 Years Later’.

                                                                                                                                                                  Hard to believe 13 years of soulful grooves, jazzy house and funky broken beats have passed through the pressing plants of Local Talk. Proudly long serving and independent with a justifiable loyal following. Ahead of a full compilation we get four exclusive tracks that’ll you’ll only find on this 12” sampler. From the tumbling beats and bright pianos of “Real Change” by Soul Renegades to the moody organs and squelchy bass of Nico Lahs “Happenstance” via the swirling deep house of “Light Years Away” (Wipe The Needle) and frenetic high speed jazz of The James L'Estraunge Orchestra’s “Broken Spells” - it’s a thoroughly Local Talk flavoured affair throughout. Recommended. 

                                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                  Matt says: Local Talk celebrate thirteen years in the business with a various artists EP showcasing their current, highly skilled roster. It's jazzy house fusion all the way as the team deploy the LT patented blends of spacey keys, swung drums and live instrumentation. A winning formula that's kept the label at the front of the more tasteful disc jocks across the world for well over a decade.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  A1. Soul Renegades - Real Change
                                                                                                                                                                  A2. Wipe The Needle - Light Years Away
                                                                                                                                                                  B1. The James L'Estraunge Orchestra - Broken Spells
                                                                                                                                                                  B2. Nico Lahs - Happenstance

                                                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                  Blues With A Rhythm Vol. 4

                                                                                                                                                                    Hey Hey Hey!!

                                                                                                                                                                    Once again, following the first 3 volume in the "Blues With A Rhythm" serie, we are giving the incredible voices of Rhythm N'Blues, the ability to shout! these recordings are carefully compiled in their rare original 45 rpm glory mastered to LP format. Hey! Hey! The blues are Alright!

                                                                                                                                                                    Feat – Lloyd Price, Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez, Ricky Allen, Billy Lamont and more..

                                                                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                    Blues With A Rhythm Vol. 5

                                                                                                                                                                      Hoo Wee Sweet Daddy!

                                                                                                                                                                      Once again, following the first 3 volume in the "Blues With A Rhythm" serie, we are giving the incredible voices of Rhythm N'Blues, the ability to shout! these recordings are carefully compiled in their rare original 45 rpm glory mastered to LP format. Hey! Hey! The blues are Alright!

                                                                                                                                                                      Feat Roy Brown, Billy Lamont, Paul Gayten, Billy Bland and more..

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