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Universal Cave unleash the 10th release in their catalogue with the Universal Cave wizards and dynamic duo Superprince sharing the re-edit duties.

Universal Cave provide the goods for the A Side firing off a percussion heavy, Latin flavoured bomb in 'Lambada' - just wait for those epic fills, sure to whip any crowd into raptures. 'Take Your Time (Universal Cave's 909 Rubdown)' then lays up a hip house vocal flavoured, 909 enhanced 80's bomb.

Flip it over and Superprince take the reigns with 'Your Kind Of Love' - funked up disco goodness, reworked with an extra helping of devilshness. The last slice of gold, 'Hang High' takes the tempo down to a string swelling, souped up, cosmic swagger.

Two sides, two artists but four entrancing edits to add to the Universal Cave repertoire.

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

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


Riot Records deliver an almighty sermon of four gospel disco edits for the first in their 'Take It To Church 'series.

Channelling the divine goodness, spiritual choirs and godlike musicality of these choice gospel records, Le Visiteur, The Soup Dragons, Jack Tennis and Alan Dixon rework and rebeef with their own signature touch, producing four heavenly, DJ friendly, dancefloor destroyers.

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

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

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

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

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

Various Artists

Duppy Gun Productions Vol. 1 - Multiply

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

    Four exclusive disco remixes from the edit king Joey Negro as part of his Remixed With Love series.

    This ep. see's the master reworking classics from Lonnie Liston Smith, Gwen McCrae and Wardell Piper. The Special Release also contains a new version of the Gwen McCrae special dub to the one on the Record Store Day release.

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

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

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


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

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

    Strong names, essential tracks, masterful edits. Yes, ladies and gents, this is instalment number 11. How did they make it this far, you might ask? Applying heavy doses of craftmanship and selecting only the best disco tunes. 

    What do they do different? Mostly they concentrate on the dancefloor effect. You will not find hard to find rarities in this series, but you will find bombs that once drop, you will get everyone moving. That is what this four killer tracker is about. Disco, irreverent house beats and a dancer focused attitude. If you dig the Dimitri from Paris or Danny Krivit approach to editing, you need this. My personal winner is Joey Negro edit of Harvey Mason's 'Groovin' You' is of anthemic proportion (and so is the original!). 

    There is a reason why they carry attacking the dancefloor and hitting volume 11. Seriously folks, this is dynamite and you should dig the other 10 volumes if this is your thing. They are all as good as each other. Essential addition to any discerning disco collection. 
     


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Sil says: The titles of the series implies serious business. The content is par with it. The formula? Gigantic heavyweights of disco treated by another gigant in the biz, Joey Negro, who applies gentle and smart touches to make dancefloor tunes into disco edit anthems. Effective and full of happiness and positive vibes. Dig Dimitri, dig Mr Krivit et al? This is for you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Various Artists

    Bullet Dodge Records Compilation 4


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




      FORMAT INFORMATION

      12" Info: Limited to 500 copies only.

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

      Various Artists

      Cambodia Rock Spectacular!

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

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

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

        FORMAT INFORMATION

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

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

        Various Artists

        Shir Khan Presents Dancing & Romancing

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

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

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

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

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

          Various Artists

          Blanck Mass Presents... TSCOYBT

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

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

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

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

            Various Artists

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

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

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

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

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

              Various Artists

              Assembly Limited 001

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



                Various Artists

                DJ Mitsu The Beats - Solid Black

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

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


                  Various Artists

                  1 - FXHE 10 Year Mix CD

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

                    Gravity Graffiti celebrates the tenth output in full effect with this unmissable double EP featuring the weapons of Telephones, Yoshinori Hayashi, DB.Source & Riccardo Schiro, Dynamo Dreesen, Oyvind Morken & Kaman Leung, Acidboychair. Serious scratches!!!

                    Various Artists

                    Hit + Run Presents Road Kill Vol 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                      One for your collection ! 

                      Various Artists

                      Justin Carter And Eamon Harkin - Weekends And Beginnings

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

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

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

                        - Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter

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

                        Various Artists

                        ANRV001

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

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

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

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

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

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

                          Long Live The Wild Pitch!

                          For musicians inhabiting the Antipodean countries of Australia and New Zealand during the 70’s and 80’s, it was a geographically and culturally isolating environment. Boutique shops, community radio and mail order exchanges championed independent and contemporary music from across the globe. It was, however, this isolation that caused a number of small community-focused scenes to evolve, creating their own unique interpretation and reappropriation of outside influences. Through both these scenes and government initiatives, a vast amount of music emerged on self-released and independent labels.

                          Yet, even among small scenes that were creating unique sounds, a number of artists seemed to be making music that was neither here nor there, often meshing together numerous genres and influences to create anomalous sounds. Artists like Olev Muska along with Ingrid Slamer meshed traditional folk songs of their Estonian heritage with cutting edge computer technology. Ngahiwi Apanui used his native language of Te Reo and a “cheap drum machine” to create a pulsating tale that highlights the creation of Aotearoa (the Maori name for New Zealand); while the Free Radicals would sing through PVC pipes to construct their vision of post-apocalyptic tribal music. Sydney’s Nic Lyon used his classical training to craft a distinctive gem which matched eastern and African influenced instruments with synchopated drum machines, while artists like Delaney Venn and Toy Division managed to challenge their post-punk sensibilities by blending both dub and atmospheric sounds respectively.

                          Compiled by: Chris Bonato and Umut Turkeri

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

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

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

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

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

                          Various Artists

                          The Hired Hands: A Tribute To Bruce Langhorne

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

                            Various Artists

                            The Rick And Morty Soundtrack

                              Rick and Morty is the critically acclaimed, half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.

                              Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland who also serve as executive producers.

                              This release is the first official collection of music from Rick and Morty. All formats feature 26 songs, 24 of which are from the first 3 seasons of the show, and 18 of which were composed by Ryan Elder specifically for the show. The album also includes songs by Mazzy Star, Chaos Chaos, Blonde Redhead, and Belly, all of which have been featured in the show, as well as two new tunes from Chad VanGaalen and Clipping inspired by the show. The box set includes a special bonus track on a 7”.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              Ltd Box Set Info: Box set with 2 coloured-vinyl LPs, 7", poster, patch, sticker, and etched plexiglass LED-lit window.

                              FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                              Various Artists

                              Fabriclive 100: Kode9 & Burial

                                For the 100th and final instalment of the iconic FABRICLIVE mix CD series, in its current form, two UK pioneers unite for a hypnotic 74 minute mix. Burial and Kode9 are each credited with fostering esoteric, hyperlocal sounds and steering them to global recognition, helping to shape the landscape of contemporary electronic music as we know it. They are also close peers, having influenced each other’s careers immeasurably over many years.

                                Since launching his seminal Hyperdub imprint in 2004, Kode9 has sustained a reputation as one of the most innovative artists, curators and DJs. He was a regular fixture at the legendary DMZ and Fwd>> nights in London - which to many are still considered as setting the bar for clubbing in the city and nurturing the rebirth of the post-millenial UK scene. Since 2017 he runs and co-curates Ø, a monthly event at Corsica Studios merging immersive installations with groundbreaking musical programming. From 2003-2009 he hosted the Fwd>> radio show on Rinse FM, later co-hosting the Hyperdub show alongside Scratcha DVA. He has three studio albums, Memories of Future (2006) and Black Sun (2010) with The Spaceape, Nothing (2015) and three DJ compilations, Dubstep Allstars vol.3 (Tempa 2006), DJ Kicks (!K7 2011) and Rinse 22 (Rinse 2013) to his name, as well as tracks released on labels ranging from Aphex Twin’s Rephlex imprint and Soul Jazz to Warp and Domino.

                                As one of the most enigmatic artists of the 21st century, Burial is responsible for birthing a sound that is truly singular. There are few producers whose work is so instantly recognisable, to the point that his name is now synonymous with a distinct set of eerie sonic components. His disquieting depictions of South London, informed heavily by sound system and UK rave culture, are widely considered masterpieces, with the cultural impact of his work echoing far further afield than his hometurf. His relationship with Kode9 and Hyperdub stems back to his first EP, South London Boroughs (2005), with almost every subsequent release, including two highly influential studio albums, Burial (2006) & Untrue (2007) residing on the label.

                                Both artist’s origins can be traced back to bass-heavy strands of UK underground music - a sphere in which they have worked closely together for many years - but the idiosyncrasies of their respective styles are recognised on a much broader scale. As such, the mix reaches into obscure corners and a disorienting range of tempos across its 37 tracks. Featuring artists from Africa, China, South America and Japan as well as the Europe and US, the mix draws from gqom, juke and footwork to trance, jungle and grime, as well as a wealth of material that defies categorisation. it sounds like it was stitched together from a box of unknown mixtapes found in the gutter.

                                FABRICLIVE 100 concludes the current incarnation of the beloved mix CD series in a way that honours it's namesake clubnight. Covering many of the musical styles that have found their home within its walls, whilst simultaneously looking outward for inspiration. It is also a documentation of two of London‘s remarkably skilled artists delving deep for an undeniably unique collaboration.

                                Various Artists

                                The Shape Of Cats To Come

                                  Pussyfoot Records is back after the labels 15-year hiatus with a brand-new E.P featuring both old and new Pussyfoot artists. 'The Shape Of Cats To Come' mixes genre, age and artistry, showcasing the label’s diverse and varied roster of artists from all over the world. The E.P will be available to buy and download, also as a limited edition 12” vinyl with beautiful artwork by Tokyo artist Rob Kidney. Label founder Howie B contributes two tracks, one solo and one a collaboration between Chinese artists Mickey Zhang & WHAI. New signing to the label, London based, Milo Clare releases his debut and Pussyfoot regular Sie also contributes. You can listen to the first release: Sie – Riders On The Storm here.
                                  Track listing:

                                  Milo Clare – ‘Good Enough’ Released 14th September Brand new Pussyfoot artist, Milo Clare, starts the E.P off with his signature downtempo R&B vocals, sleepy drums and bedroom eye's guitar. Think D’Angelo ‘Brown Sugar’ meets early Frank Ocean in a lo-fi, soulful exploration of falling in love.

                                  Sie (feat. Courtney Gray) – ‘Riders On The Storm’ 6th July Sie offers up a panoramic orchestral cover of The Doors' psychedelic track 'Riders On The Storm' which has been 16 years in the making. The track features the earth-shattering vocals of Courtney Gray which swoop on top of heavy strings to create a moody and electronic vibe with a pussyfoot genre twist.

                                  Howie B – ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ Released 17th August Titled after the Dr. Seuss book, this track will definitely take you places. This tune evolves constantly; new instrumental motifs and loops are added in until you get a beautiful mix of breakbeat and romantic keys. Throw in that grinding guitar and you have an unlikely but gorgeous electronic track.

                                  Mickey Zhang & WHAI (feat. Howie B) – ‘Electric Horse’ Released 27th July Chinese artists Mickey Zhang & WHAI are joined by Howie B on this epic dance track. Traditional Chinese music and instruments (Guzheng) meet EDM in this East meets West track that will get you shimmying towards the dance floor.


                                  Various Artists

                                  Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground

                                    Who do we become when we live our dreams? It’s all here—the high hairdos, the dreams and schemes, the tender camp, the wedding bell fantasias and chaste tragedies. Sister acts, studio receptionists, classmates, angelic voices of the 1960s; some legendary, many hidden in the basement of expired rainbows. Gathered on this deluxe double LP (or CD) are 28 (56 on the compact disc!) foiled escape attempts, now free to soar in girl group heaven.

                                    Various Artists

                                    Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One Freedom Sounds: Studio One In The 1960s

                                      ‘Studio One Freedom Sounds’ is the new collection from Soul Jazz / Studio One focussing on the intense period in the second half of the 1960s when Studio One’s vast and unbeatable output of ska, soul, rock steady and reggae made it literally one of the hottest musical empires in the world.

                                      During this highly successful period, Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd released hundreds and hundreds of superlative singles seemingly on an almost daily basis, in the process making huge stars out of Jamaican singers such as Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson, The Wailers, Slim Smith, Jackie Opel and many more.

                                      Powered by the finest in-house musicians working in Jamaica, whether it was The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo’s Soul Brothers, The Sounds Dimension or The Soul Vendors, Studio One functioned as hit factory on the scale of Motown in the USA, shaping and defining reggae music for decades to come.

                                      Singlehandedly Studio One’s founder Clement Dodd was able to create the most successful vertically-integrated record company that Jamaica had ever known with pressing plant, printers, studio, shops and sound systems all running at once, with over 50 employees and hundreds of artists working with Studio One during this time.

                                      ‘Studio One Freedom Sounds’ tells the story of Studio One in the 1960s with a stunning set of ska, soul, rock steady and reggae killer tunes as well as informative sleevenotes and track-by-track info by Noel Hawks.

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                      Various Artists

                                      Club Soul - Wigan Casino Soul Club

                                        “In 1978 America’s Billboard Magazine voted Wigan Casino the World’s Best Disco. Over 4-million soul fans passed through the Casino doors, it really was a wonderful time.” - Russ Winstanley

                                        While other clubs may be able to argue they were the birthplace of Northern Soul in the UK, few can claim to have the same popularity or influence as the mighty Wigan Casino. The venue became a Mecca for fans of rare, imported soul records, with a passionate, dedicated fanbase. No-one could have predicted the club’s enormity and impact on Northern Soul. Perhaps it was a combination of circumstances: the untimely demise of the Golden Torch in Stoke-On-Trent, the escape from the workplace that the “scene” offered, a sense of belonging, and something your parents couldn’t begin to understand!

                                        This new LP album, presented on 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl with sleeve notes, collects some of the classic tracks that were played at the famous club from 1973-81 including exclusive songs not on the 2013 CD edition (CHARLY661X).

                                        It features a host of legendary artists including The Ringleaders, The Jerms, Ohio Players, Blanch Carter, The Inspirations, The Young Savages, Little Richie, Maurice Williams, Ron Holden, The Combinations, The C.O.D.’s and more.

                                        Various Artists

                                        Volcov: From The Archive Vol. 2

                                          Neroli record founder Volcov returns with the second volume of compilation series ‘From The Archive’ on BBE Music.

                                          It’s been a busy two years for Enrico Crivellaro (Volcov) since the release of ‘From The Archive Vol. 1’. His Neroli label has seen stellar releases from Dego (2000 Black), Lars Bartkuhn, Trinidadian Deep and Alton Miller among others, leading to a hectic schedule of DJ sets across the globe.

                                          In ‘From The Archive Vol. 2’, Volcov’s musical roots are once again evident in a jazzy collection of hidden gems spanning genres and continents. As Volcov puts it: “the spirit and the sound of this album follows the frst volume: choosing more songs that i thought were overlooked and deserved more attention. This time, with such a crowded marketplace for reissues and compilation of 70s-80s music, I decided only to focus on songs from the last 10-15 years.”

                                          ‘From The Archive Vol. 2’ features several tracks never before released on vinyl, including ‘Afterlife Vol.2’ by 'Black Renaissance' composer and Roy Ayers collaborator Harry Whitaker and Ron Trent’s homage to French violin genius Jean-Luc Ponty, ‘Ori Space’. Taking in intimate downtempo soul, extraterrestrial jazz sounds and straight up club music, ‘From The Archive Vol. 2’ paints a vibrant and eclectic musical picture, autographed with a couple of signature edits by Volcov himself.

                                          Various Artists

                                          Future Sounds Of Jazz Vol. 14

                                            Wow, a new chapter of this legendary series. This and the very first time it’s not compiled by Michael Reinboth, rather by Benjamin Fröhlich and Tom Bioly, the founders and masterminds behind Permanent Vacation.

                                            Why? Simply because they both are very close friends of the Compost famlee, with an amazing musical and DJ-like tastefulness, with the knowledge-based trust of music in the vein of vibrant, jazzy electronica hybrids. And they are from Compost Records’ hometown Munich, too.

                                            Maybe Volume 14 differs slightly to what the previous 13 brought up music-wise, but that’s the score, idea and open mindedness of this series, as it was by the compilers, and last but not least a great time for a change, too. So we welcome this, we very much appreciate and like their selection. We are sure, this will convince you.

                                            28 tracks, 3 exclusive tracks. Enjoy! 


                                            Various Artists

                                            Convenanza 2018

                                              Last years (2017) edition of Convenanza festival featured Swedish band Fontän, who have released material on Höga Nord Rekords, and that set the ground for a collaboration between the record label and one of the most interesting festivals around. The joint forces has resulted in the compilation album “Convenanza 2018” containing this years (2018) acts. The contributors are: electro oozing duo Woodleigh Research Facility, consisting of Andrew Weatherall and Nina Walsh, etno-minimalists Komodo Kollektif from Glasgow with, among others, Gordon Mackinnon who’s running the top quality label Invisible Inc.

                                              The more rock oriented side of “Convenanza 2018” contains Berlin based Die Wilde Jagd, whose sound can be defined as some sort of post punk where strong chorus drenched basslines float upon a smooth electronic soundscape with both live drums and drum machines as the back bone to the beat. Wild Woman & The Savages could best be described as the result of an orgy between PIL and The Birthday Party! The Limiñanas, with special guest Anton Newcombe, contribute to the collection a garage psych rock track suited for long hot drives through the dessert. Weatherall’s unfailing “fingerspitzengefühle” in picking artists for the festival gets repeated yet again and if you for some unexplainable reason fail to make it to Carcassonne this year, the magic from the old castle still can reach your senses with the help from this compilation!

                                              Various Artists

                                              The Man From Mo’ Wax (Music From The Motion Picture)

                                                Soundtrack album to the forthcoming documentary The Man from Mo’ Wax that charts the life of pioneering UK electronic/trip-hop figure James Lavelle, whose presence in the scene as a DJ, producer and label head remains pivotal today, nearly three decades into his career.

                                                The soundtrack features tracks from the film that chart the life of Lavelle + his label Mo’ Wax including:
                                                - artists that inspired him to create Mo’ Wax such as Hiroshi + Kudo, Zimbabwe Legit, Marie 'Queenie' Lyons + The Wild Bunch
                                                - trip-hop classics from Mo’ Wax by DJ Shadow, La Funk Mob, Attica Blues, Dr. Octagon, DJ Krush + RPM
                                                - essential Lavelle productions/co-writes with Thom Yorke, Ian Brown + Queens of the Stone Age.

                                                The film features interviews with DJ Shadow, Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja (3D), Ian Brown, Futura, Thom Yorke and Grandmaster Flash who help tell the remarkable story of one of the most enigmatic yet influential figures in contemporary British culture. Unearthed from over 700 hours of footage including his exclusive personal archive spanning three decades, The Man from Mo’ Wax is an exhilarating, no holds-barred ride through Lavelle’s career highs and lows.
                                                The film will be released in selected cinemas nationwide on the 31st August – celebrating the 20th anniversary of the seminal UNKLE/Mo’Wax album release of Psyence Fiction. There will a launch event at the BFI Southbank, the home of British cinema. Album will be released same day as the film to combine marketing efforts


                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                2xColoured LP Info: Coloured vinyl – 1 disc red, 1 disc blue.

                                                Various Artists

                                                Try A Little Sunshine: The British Psychedelic Sounds Of 1969 - 3CD Clamshell Boxset

                                                  1967 was undoubtedly the high-water mark of the era, but the psychedelic genre’s influence lingered for some while afterwards. Nevertheless, there were significant changes during that period, and by the end of the decade the British music scene had largely polarised into two distinct camps: the influence of the counterculture saw the burgeoning college/university circuit grow as “serious” pop evolved into rock, while the more exploitative, commercial element of the industry reacted to the success of manufactured bands like The Monkees to instigate a sub-genre dismissively dubbed bubblegum. That dichotomy saw the British pop and rock scene exhibit a strong element of musical schizophrenia, as can be heard on Try A Little Sunshine: The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1969, the latest instalment in Grapefruit’s acclaimed late Sixties series. Try A Little Sunshine covers every aspect of the 1969 British pop sound to provide not just four hours of vital late Sixties music, but a fascinating look at how the mode of the music changed as a tumultuous decade drew to a close.

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  The Rough Guide To Hokum Blues

                                                    This Rough Guide presents classic recordings from the heyday of the hokum craze - collection of humorous songs which show a fun and racy side to the blues. Featuring many legendary country bluesmen including Blind Lemon Jefferson, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Willie McTell and Charley Patton, plus by blues divas Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Memphis Minnie.

                                                    With its early minstrel show origins, hokum was a novelty style that showed a completely different side to the blues that was upbeat, salacious and light hearted. Its spicy style often made repeated and continual sexual references by using clever and subtle (but not always) innuendo. Its popularity would last through the 1930s and its influence has remained part of the blues ever since

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP Info: LP comes with download code and includes bonus tracks that are not on CD version

                                                    Various Artists

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

                                                      Limited edition of 500.

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

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

                                                      Various Artists

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

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

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

                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                        Hot off a couple of 12” from Topher Horn, Rocksteady Disco follows up with its first compilation featuring a heap of heavily sampled originals from more well­known editors. Pontchartrain leads the release off with a summer­inspired aural prozac number. Next up is notorious Detroit editor Lafleur, busting out this original milky­smooth Detroit boogie house production. A slight little rearrangement from Rocksteady Disco label boss Peter Croce makes this one a bit more cohesive for the DJs. Lyon, France's G2S (In Any Case) kicks off the flip with a big­bottomed stomper reminiscent of some MCDE 'Raw Cuts'. Pontchartrain book­ends this release with a track that puts the 'rocksteady' in Rocksteady Disco, with heavy analog­meets­electro drum programming and complete with Pontchartrain on vocoder duties.

                                                        Support from Superbreak, Osmose (Smokecloud), Blair French (Fat Finger Cosmic), The Silver Rider (Whiskey Pickle), Thelonious Beats Gillespie

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Tahira Tropical Edits

                                                          Complete with stunning, new look artwork, DP number 24 rolls into town with a latin swagger, a way with words and a Brasilian beat or two in its back pocket as Sao Paulo based deejay, producer and renowned crate digger, DJ Tahira, steps up to the plate for the very first time.

                                                          Gil’s Revolution is the source of that verbosity and cunningly combines the legendary wordsmith’s prophecy with some sparkling horn driven Afrobeats. Jackson’s Capoeira is the first of two Brasilian re-works on this 12-inch which mixes masterful percussion and vocals with some serious dance floor breaks and a little berimbau for good measure too.

                                                          And finally, Tahira brings us another excursion from his home country in the shape of Son’z Toque - a rolling, hypnotic dancer that builds into a frenzy of drums, horns, vocals and FX.

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Take A Knife And Open My Heart

                                                            The very first release from a new label, Sound Miracle Recordings! 13 ancient pieces of primitive flamenco music from 1930's and on.

                                                            Flamenco music has been admired throughout the world for centuries. Fascinating unique, esoteric and mysterious, an alloy of fire and witchcraft. There is a lot to enjoy here. The compilation shows some of the earliest examples of Flamenco music recorded, brutal and exciting music. 

                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                            Coloured LP Info: Transparent clear vinyl.

                                                            Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Incantations For Tape

                                                              Precocious Noise and Early Electronica Pt. 1. Fully remastered. This compilation is for those who are not familiar with the fascinating world of Primal Electronica, Noise, Sound Design, Industrial, Avant-Garde, Tape-Music... you name it. This set hopes to be the gateway to a completely new Revolutionary sound experience. Selection starts in 1920s, almost a hundred years ago and ends early 1960s, before the more modern Era and all of its recording innovations and marketing strategies took over. 

                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                              Coloured LP Info: Audiophile transparent clear vinyl.

                                                              Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Scotch Bonnet Presents Puffers Choice Vol. 2

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

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

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Ingrid Goes West - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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

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

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

                                                                  First compilation proper from fine purveyors of leftfield dance music Invisible Inc. This label's become a right little beauty here in the shop, distributing new EBM, Kraut-flavoured mutant funk, cosmic vignettes and tribal workouts over its three year history.

                                                                  Featuring an allstar cast of label hotties - Komodo Kolektif, Sordid Sound System, Higamos Hogaos, Bal5000 etc, there's also a reissue of a very special track from Tonto's Expanding Head Band ("Bittersweet"), that was actually the source of inspiration for the entire comp! Bonuses from K. Leimer, Luv*Jam and Eva Geist ensure the VIP rating soars into the red as we delve into one of the most exciting and creative independent labels of the last half decade! If you like it wacked out and weird or trailblazing through the stars on a wave of serenity, there's loads of get stuck into here and is a feast for lovers of strange new music.





                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                  Matt says: Great portrait of this label. Multifaceted but somehow cohesive, if you like Light Sounds Dark and all the various mutations of minimal wave, kosmiche and EBM, this is one's for you!

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  The Rise Of The Synths

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

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

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

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

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Grease - The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture

                                                                      “GREASE” - THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM THE MOTION PICTURE celebrates its 40th anniversary with a very special vinyl release over two 180g LPs.

                                                                      Mastered from the original tapes and cut at Half-Speed for a superior sound - tracks such as the Academy Award Nominated ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ and All Time Top 20 Best Selling Singles ‘You’re The One That I Want’ and ‘Summer Nights’ will once again be available in vinyl format along with the original artwork not fully replicated since released 40 years ago.

                                                                      Comes with a download voucher.

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Andina 7 - The Sounds Of The Peruvian Andes

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Total 18

                                                                          The latest instalment of the Cologne label's annual compilation will arrive August 24th. Compiled by Michael Mayer, it collects a mix of released and unreleased productions from the likes of John Tejada, Voigt & Voigt, T. Raumschmiere, Gui Boratto, Kölsch, Jürgen Paape and other Kompakt luminaries. There's also a Dixon edit of Vermont.

                                                                          Total 18 will be available either as an eight-track double-LP or a 25-track double CD/digital package. Mayer compared the compiling process to "going through one's photos at the end of the year. Memories come back to mind from moments when a particular track made its first impression on me or how the same track would become a highlight in my DJ sets at some point." 


                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                          2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                          Stupendously limited second release from the wonderfully named Hiroshima 45 Chernobyl 86 Windows 95. Another various artists collection kicking off with an asphalt licking throb from Violet Poison who takes Italo synth crunch and EBM's carnal thrust before adding his own fizzy distortion. Diana Berti keeps the 80s qualities in tact through "Spider Pit" which combines galloping arps with motorik drums for an exercise in overwhelming, cinematic electronic disco. Finally, coldwave brilliance from Opfer Der Hingabe who's icy tense thriller, "The Victim" lends itself to murder mysteries set in the dead of Winter and in rural isolation. Made in Italy and with a rather dashing vinyl press, these won't hang around long folks!

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Rockinitis Volume 1

                                                                            True blues ain’t no new news and on here you’ll find the choicest cuts of amplified post-war blues. This is tail-shaking guitar-based dance music straight from the small sweaty clubs and riotous rent-parties of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Side A’s selections come courtesy of Stag-o-Lee’s own RMAN and Side B is from the collection of London based DJ and record hound, DIDDY WAH. Put it on, turn it up and stomp your big ole feet to the big ole beat! 

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Best Of Disco Demands Compiled By Al Kent Part Two

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

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

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

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Teen Expo: The Cleopatra Label

                                                                                From a basement in New Jersey, Tommy Falcone remade himself into a DIY Phil Spector. From 1962 to 1970, he founded and ran Cleopatra Records, discovered and mentored young Garden State talent, wrote songs and produced wild studio effects, and quit his day job to promote it all himself.

                                                                                Trained as an accordionist, Falcone had a whirlwind imagination and an omnivorous approach to genre, expressed through acts like the Centuries, the Tabbys, Johnny Silvio, the Inmates, Bernadette Carroll, the Hallmarks, Vickie & the Van Dykes, the Shandillons, Eugene Viscione, the Shoestring, and more. Cleopatra became a time-capsule of every 1960s pop style imaginable—garage rock, psychedelia, surf, girl groups, soul, novelties, exotica, even a crooner—a kaleidoscope of sound in search of the ever-elusive hit record.


                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Light Sounds Dark: 3, 6, 9: The Trinity Alignment

                                                                                Possibly the darkest, most voodoo and downright terrifying Light Sound Dark to date - this is some baaaaad acid to get totally freaked out on.

                                                                                Sounding like a lost artifact from an Aboriginal-era civilization based on a distant, mutated planet; the haunting drones, red-shift didgeridoo and Event Horizon style phaze shift are sure to transport the listener into an alternate reality of menacing and otherworldly elements. Drums and guitars do enter the fray, as the journey reaches its natural apex along with a couple of coldwave vocal nuggets, but on the whole the discogs boffins are gonna have a really hard time trying to identify these lost freakouts.

                                                                                You know the score by now - mega limited and one of the more sought after compilation labels that we get in the shop - get those orders in now if you want in on the escapades. 


                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                2xLtd LP Info: Super limited, one off pressing in full colour sleeve.

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Ahbe Casabe : Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 2

                                                                                  Subtitled “Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica & Tittyshakers” this is the reissue of the second release in the Exotic Blues & Rhythm series. Released ages ago in an edition of 500 copies it sold out in next to no time and is a sought after collector’s item by now. We now reissue this title as a limited editon of 700 copies - all on CLEAR vinyl. Guaranteed to go fast!

                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                  10" LP Info: 10” (Clear Vinyl).

                                                                                  Renowned DJ and broadcaster Richard Searling revisits the records that helped define his career at the world-famous Wigan Casino Soul Club between the years 1973 to 1981. This fantastic 16 track - vinyl only - album is compiled from over 150 records profiled in Richard Searling’s 2018 book Setting The Record Straight and is an absolute must for any serious Northern Soul fan. It is the soundtrack, not only to the book, but to almost a decade of discoveries that shaped the sound of the might Casino Club. “The records I have included here are all ones I had the privilege of playing first at Wigan Casino, or in my short time behind the turntables at Va Va’s in Bolton. There are many others I helped create a demand for, all of which are detailed in my book. I’ve annotated any “cover-up” name changes that I might have used, and I’ve also tried to describe each 45 in the context of the time when it was garnering favour. I’ve also added as much background information as possible about the artists and how the records came to exist in the first place. As the book title - Setting The Record Straight – suggests, I have taken this opportunity to clear up once and for all some of the myths and unnecessary distortions of the truth surrounding Wigan Casino that have been circulating since the All-Nighters came to an end in late 1981.” Richard Searling

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Destination Crampsville: The Finest In Demented Rock 'n' Roll, Rabid Rockabilly And Oddball JD Pop...

                                                                                    A double CD of wild and irreverent music as preferred by The Cramps’ Lux and Ivy. A vintage splattering of thunderous rock ‘n’ roll, deranged teen pop, juvenile delinquent idealism, ridiculous new dance trends, jump blues, demented rockabilly and simply strange instrumentals. Covering high school etiquette, sensually transmitted rock ‘n’ roll fever, angst and radicalism via plenty of maniacal performances, Destination Crampsville is a steamy sax-powered assault on the senses begging the question – how did these three minute salvo’s ever get thought up. Featuring The Ikettes, Little Eva, Tiny Bradshaw and Bobby Parker amid the oddball Don Eee (real name!), Guitar Gable and the wonderful Gin Gilette; it’s a cavalcade of rare and rambunctious tunes. Also includes several indecipherable lyrical excursions. Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Napoleon Dynamite Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                                                      The feel-good soundtrack of the summer is here. Available for the first time outside of North America. Features the score, songs and even classic dialogue from the film.

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Barry says: ND is here to teach us it doesn't matter if you don't have bow hunting skills, nunchuck skills or computer hacking skills, you're still allowed to enjoy an excellent movie and an equally good soundtrack.

                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      2xColoured LP Info: "Electric liger blue" vinyl.

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      This Is Soul

                                                                                        Appearing first in the UK in 1968, This Is Soul was an immediate success. The compilation features the best of Stax and Atlantic artists, at a time when mainstream radio was not focused on soul music, and buying a compilation like this was UK’s first introduction to the great soul music from the US. The 1LP we are reissuing now is a replica of the original release, in mono, starting and ending with Wilson Pickett and featuring the likes of Ben E. King, Sam & Dave and Percy Sledge. We are also reissuing a later Rhino version on CD, which features 17 bonus tracks including the likes of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and The Bar-Kays. ‘This Is Soul’ is THE definitive soul compilations of the era, and any era for that matter!

                                                                                        Summer Mode On. "Balearic 4", compiled by Breese, is the soundtrack for summer, brim-full of beach-ready tunes that truly reflect Ibiza’s chilled musical spirit. Featuring two album exclusives: On-U Sound’s cosmic flamenco dub of Los Twangueros and a Breese remix of Robot 84 that brings Spanish guitars firmly to the fore. Digital exclusives too; Quinn Luke’s ‘Different Aspirations’ offers ‘I-know-this’ familiarity, Emerson Kitamura covers 70s classic ‘Rock Your Baby’ in lullaby style, while Max Manetti's ‘Changuinola’ winks back towards the Happy Mondays circa 1989. Other highlights include Gallo’s ‘Faron’ - currently proving the sunset bomb with Ibiza DJs; J-Walk’s modern remake of Maze’s ‘Twilight’; Fuga Ronto’s Rework of Kay Zee’s ‘Barny’ as a modern-day down-tempo beauty, plus Joe Morris’ ‘Skies Reprise’, which carries the mood dreamily off into the night. A dozen true pearlers, each one confident and ready to take their place amongst any quality collection.

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Barry says: Another summer stormer from the Breese camp, this time featuring Manchester's J-Walk with a propulsive cocktail-supping anthem, Max Essa for the later nocturnal relaxation, and a dubbed out upbeat beach number on Fuga Ronto's Kay Zee rework. Add this to the other, equally excellent 9 tracks and you have a comp worthy of the Balearic name. Stunning stuff.

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        The Trojan Records Boxset

                                                                                          Launched in the summer of 1968, Trojan Records was instrumental in introducing the sound of reggae to the world at large. By the mid-Seventies, the label had enjoyed over 30 significant mainstream chart hits by such illustrious performers as Desmond Dekker, the Maytals, Bob & Marcia, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Dave & Ansel Collins, the Pioneers – and many, many more.

                                                                                          Over the years since its creation, the iconic label has continued to grow and develop, attracting new fans with each new generation. 2018 witnesses Trojan’s half centenary and to celebrate this most momentous of years comes a super deluxe multi-format box set, which reflects the amazing diversity of the label’s output over the past 50 years.

                                                                                          Presented on an array of vinyl and CD titles are all the major UK hits, numerous Jamaican best-sellers, hundreds of rarities that see issue for the first time in decades, and two brand new recordings by British dancehall don, Tippa Irie.

                                                                                          In addition, the set includes an array of essential items, including a stunning book on Trojan album sleeve artwork and variety of stylish accessories.

                                                                                          Box Set Contents:
                                                                                          • 4 vinyl LPs, showcasing the hits, rarities and rare ‘commercial reggae’ tracks
                                                                                          • Two 7” singles, highlighting previously unreleased and brand new recordings
                                                                                          • Two 3CD collections, featuring a total of over 130 tracks with 69 make their digital debut
                                                                                          • A 100+ page book featuring essays and full scale reproductions of 50 of the most iconic Trojan album sleeves from the past 50 years
                                                                                          • High quality Trojan slipmat
                                                                                          • Stunning A2 poster
                                                                                          • Stylish Trojan patch
                                                                                          • Wooden Trojan 7” single adapter


                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

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                                                                                          Disco Halal returns with a various EP entitled "Perfect Strangers". The Organisim kicks things off with "Reflection"; a stuttered b-line leading proceedings through an amalgamation of new beat darkness and euro-disco frenetics. Kincaid's "Tyrant" sees those eastern leads rise the surface before a plethora of percussion muscles in on the action. Soft Metal's "Mystic Trip To Al-Dzazir" utilizes the same, India-flavoured perc but adopts a much more traditional house music framework, allowing the percussion solos plenty of room to impact while other sections see big guitar chords, elastic lead and a warm, round b-line converge on the action, Top stuff! Mount Kismet's "Prunes & Dunes" concludes in suitably otherworldly form, a night time camel trek across star lit sand dunes and perfect for those evocative, purple-lit nights dancing on the outdoor stages of the party islands.

                                                                                          This summer Dusty Donuts will fly you out to California with two brand new and stunning reworks. Keyboard Wizard Jim Dunloop steps in the arena and gives us The Love Ride. Dunloopget’s busy with heavy keyboard manipulations as the Isley’s smooth as silk vocals take you there! Naughty NMX and Marc Hype deliver their nod to Dilla’s ode to the Diamond Girl. Top shelf summer breez-ers no question!

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                                                                                          Martin says: More music to melt my heart this week... It must be the hot weather, but these seriously sensual refixes are certainly tickling my erogenous zones

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                                                                                          Paradise: The Sound Of Ivor Raymonde

                                                                                            Classic singles like Billy Fury’s ‘Halfway To Paradise’, Dusty Springfield’s ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ and The Walker Brothers’ ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’ would not have been hits without Ivor Raymonde. As their arranger, and in the case of ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ songwriter too, he shaped the final recordings. He decided on the orchestration and backing vocals, chose the instruments and determined what was heard on the radio - and what record buyers bought.

                                                                                            ‘Paradise: The Sound Of Ivor Raymonde’ is a long-overdue celebration of Ivor Raymonde, collecting his work as an arranger, musical director, producer, singer and songwriter. The story of a British musical great is told for the first time.

                                                                                            Billy Fury, Dusty Springfield and The Walker Brothers are heard. So is the only vocal performance for which Ivor Raymonde received a credit on a record label. He worked with the pre-fame David Bowie and Tom Jones. He spotted the potential of Los Bravos, steering them into the charts with ‘Black Is Black’. Near-misses and obscurities made with Brit-girls Cindy Cole and Helen Shapiro, the soulful Sonny Childe and confrontational protopsychedelic London band The Flies are as fantastic as the hits. With these and more, ‘Paradise: The Sound Of Ivor Raymonde’ distils the essence of the magic of Ivor Raymonde.

                                                                                            ‘Paradise: The Sound Of Ivor Raymonde’ is released by Bella Union, the label run by Ivor’s son, former Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde. Compiled by Simon and Kieron Tyler, it is a very personal tribute to a sadly missed father. Born in 1926, Ivor Raymonde passed away in 1990.

                                                                                            The previously untold story is revealed through a moving reminiscence written by Simon and in-depth liner notes and a track-by-track commentary by Kieron. Ivor Raymonde played on the ocean liner The Queen Mary in 1949. In the Fifties, British television viewers saw him in legendary comedian Tony Hancock’s ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ but music was always going to be most important - the hits with Billy Fury and Dusty Springfield in 1961 and 1963 meant he was in demand. The 26 selections balance the wellknown with collectable rarities and tracks drawn from - until now - barely heard-of singles. Each is a gem and each shows the magic of an Ivor Raymonde recording.

                                                                                            ‘Paradise: The Sound Of Ivor Raymonde’ is issued on CD and 180g heavyweight double vinyl album with digital download code. The vinyl version is sequenced slightly differently for listening flow. Every track was originally issued as a single issued in mono for the pop market until 1968 / 1969. Keeping the integrity of the compilation in mind, all but four tracks appear in mono as they did originally. The masters used are those of the original singles.

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                                                                                            2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                            The 20th release from Nina Kraviz’s seminal трип imprint is an homage to some of the most uncompromising manifestations of electronic music imaginable. Tracing sub-cultures from the 90s to the present day, трип 20 interrogates the boundaries of tempo and form via hardcore, gabber, acid techno and ambient. A mix of unreleased material and essential gems, the ten-track compilation visits трип regulars, esoteric masters and relative newcomers on a voyage to the extremities of a global underground.

                                                                                            трип 20 continues the tradition of gatefold double EPs as a conceptual album. All of the tracks are selected around a particular story, a trip, and presented as a continuous sonic landscape. All of the tracks are structured in a way that they can be mixed one with another an endless amount of times making a continuous loop, a trip, that needs only end when the party stops. Kraviz works without release dates or deadlines, enabling her to achieve a certain sound bank to shape the story, unmasking the thoughts and unraveling like a dream.

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                                                                                            The Drip EP Feat. Matthew Herbert, Cosmo Sheldrake, Yann Seznec & Crewdson

                                                                                            Matthew Herbert's Accidental Jnr comes correct with some more wacky shit for the club, following up some tasty releases by Jamie Lidell, Artu and Cassius Select.

                                                                                            A weirdo bunch awaits the listener, as Herbert kicks things off with the gurgling & primitive, "The Swamp", which nods to Toulouse Low Trax and Sued records in equal measure, whilst keeping Herbert's quirky faculties firmly in tact! Cosmo Sheldrake takes things even stranger on the gloopy, squelchy, bounce and fart track - "Splosh", which is more vintage Matthew Herbert than Matthew Herbert himself - you can see why the dance music veteran has enlisted this young upstart into his hallowed halls - excellent work sir! Yann Sexnec is equally green on the 'dance' scene, having previously turned heads through more art based approaches - famously installing a piece composed entirely on computer fans and driven by real life weather data from around the world (more info here!: https://vimeo.com/108111170)!! Finally, Crewdson completes the strangeness with "Amphibious", an apt title for a housey kinda track smothered in that aquatic patina that's dominated the EP.







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