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Hit + Run Presents Road Kill Vol 1

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

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

    TRACK LISTING

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

    Various Artists

    Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987

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

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


      TRACK LISTING

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

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

      Music for Swimming Pools has put together their first-ever compilation here and it's a self-titled series that launches with Volume One. It's an assembly of their friends and label family members in with newly discovered gems. Some cuts are exclusive and some of them hint at projects to come, while some are making vinyl debuts. Pete Herbert kicks off with a seductive downbeat jam, Max Essa's 'Sacaton Skylines' is a new age delight and Gafas Du Soul lays down deep sunset house vibes on the gorgeous 'Embers' amongst many other highlights. A fine first collection for sure.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side 1
      1. Pete Herbert - Legzira Sunrise
      2. Fabulous Lover - Note To Self
      3. Uj Pa Gaz - Lulu (Pete Herbert Remix)
      4. Gafas Du Soul - Embers
      5. DSD - Canto Recanto

      Side 2
      1. Pete Herbert - Far Flung (Goldsuite Restring)
      2. Fernando - Venus Banfield
      3. Max Essa - Sacaton Skylines
      4. Pete Herbert - South Seas (Rudys Midnight Machine Reprise)

      Various Artists

      Maggot Brain (Issue 15)

        BJÖRK: Our cover feature is a career-spanning piece by Tamara Palmer on Iceland’s most noted export since the foundation of their parliament in 930, with a terrifically gorgeous cover image by our illustrator, Marly Beyer. -MARCELLUS HALL delivers a 30-plus page excerpt from a graphic novel about life in indie-rock in the early 1990s that’s just stunning and lyrical and we are so stoked to be able to run it. -Hot on the heels of their world tour, it’s an engaging photo essay from Detroit’s premier music photographer Doug Coombe on the return of garage punk heroes BE YOUR OWN PET. -Mike Turner spends serious time with BMX champion CHELSEA WOLFE, right when she might be suspended from competition for being trans. -Ana Gavrilovska digs deep into the work of up-and-coming multimedia artist WAYNE PHOENIX. -Uncharacterizable instrumental musicians PENGUIN CAFE are back (under the direction of originator Simon Jeffes' son Arthur Jeffes) and Kurt Reighley is writing beautifully on them. (Their first two records for Eno’s label are The Shit.) Cassette tape reviews; Lucy Sante delivers a tribute to the olden days of mp3 blogs, because she writes in every issue and we are lucky AF for this fact; Mimi Lipson weighs in on cats versus dogs in her advice column; Andy Beta talks of Annea Lockwood in the Icons column; the reissue of the issue is a box set of Pauline Anna Strom, by Michelle Dove; Fred Thomas on “why Sonic Youth's most underrated record deserves a second look” (guess which one it is!); an overview of reissue label Mesh Key for a new column on the people who run labels and stuff like that. In the new column Tracked (on music supervisors) Martin Douglas talks to Tiffany Anders, and it’s largely about her work on RESERVATION DOGS! Then there’s the column PHYSICAL GRAFFITI by editor McGonigal, an epic look at dozens of recent LP releases plus a few books (that’s right, it’s a bona fide multi-page record review column), plus the debut of our food column with a disastrous visit to the Russian Tea Room courtesy of noted genius QUINTRON.

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




        TRACK LISTING

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

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

        Various Artists

        The Men In The Glass Booth: Part 1

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

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

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


          STAFF COMMENTS

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

          **Import item!! {DETROIT}

          - Strictly pre-orders only!

          - Limited copies!

          TRACK LISTING

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

          Various Artists

          Kampire Presents: A Dancefloor In Ndola

            Strut introduces a pioneering new compilation 'A Dancefloor In Ndola,' curated by revered East African DJ, Kampire. Forging her reputation through memorable sets for the Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda over the last decade, Kampire now tours worldwide and is celebrated for her brilliantly curated sets spanning the full range of African music styles from the ‘70s and ‘80s to the present day.

            Although born in Kenya to Ugandan parents, Kampire spent her formative years in Ndola, Zambia. ‘A Dancefloor In Ndola’ is inspired by artists and songs that formed part of her soundtrack during that time. “It is important for me to continually reference Africa’s own musical history,” she explains. “At 17, I didn’t pick up on my Dad’s music but now I love and collect those records. I’m constantly referencing them in my music sets today. I love that feeling of shared nostalgia where people recognise a song they haven’t heard in a long time. It is a touchstone for me when I’m playing.”

            The compilation flows through different East African and South African genres from Congolese rumba and soukous to 1980s township bubblegum and the rich guitar-led sounds of Zambian kalindula. “There are styles of music on the compilation which are often considered unsophisticated from rural areas. I and other contemporary African artists and DJs draw inspiration from them; it is part of what makes us ourselves.” Kampire also shines the spotlight on many incredible women in African music from the ‘80s, including Congolese legends like Pembey Sheiro, Feza Shamamba and Princesse Mansia M’bila to V-Mash and Di Groovy Girls from South Africa. 

            TRACK LISTING

            LP Tracklist:
            1. Princess Aya Sarah – O Wina Tienge
            2. Meta & Feza – Mivé Temoin
            3. The African House Party Project Feat. Splash, Patricia Majalisa & Dalom Kids – P-Coq
            4. V-Mash – Naughty Boy
            5. Di Groovy Girls – Ririmi Rotsombela
            6. Tshala Muana – Djepué
            7. Lady Isa – Djambo
            8. Pembey Sheiro – Sala Ni Toto
            9. Princesse Mansia M’Bila – Ngoma Mansia
            10. Samba Mapangala And Orchestra Virunga – Mashariki
            11. International Zaistars & Nene Tshaku – Je T’Aime Au Pluriel
            12. M.D. Shirinda & Gaza Sisters – Mabazi
            13. “Bwaluka” Founders Band – Kimbera

            CD Tracklist:
            1. Princess Aya Sarah – O Wina Tienge
            2. Meta & Feza – Mivé Temoin
            3. The African House Party Project Feat. Splash, Patricia Majalisa & Dalom Kids – P-Coq
            4. V-Mash – Naughty Boy
            5. Di Groovy Girls – Ririmi Rotsombela (Kampire Dance Edit)
            6. Tshala Muana – Djepué
            7. Lady Isa – Djambo
            8. Pembey Sheiro – Sala Ni Toto
            9. Princesse Mansia M’Bila – Ngoma Mansia
            10. Samba Mapangala And Orchestra Virunga – Mashariki
            11. International Zaistars & Nene Tshaku – Je T’Aime Au Pluriel
            12. M.D. Shirinda & Gaza Sisters – Mabazi (Kampire Dance Edit)
            13. “Bwaluka” Founders Band – Kimbera 

            Various Artists

            Everyone's Getting Involved: A Stop Making Sense Tribute Album

              Spanning the tracklist of the original album, the fresh, exciting, and utterly surprising reinterpretations create new content for longtime Talking Heads fans and introduce a new generation to the magic of the music. The brilliant selection of artists recontextualizes 'Stop Making Sense' in popular music and culture, with a focus on generational and stylistic breadth.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Miley Cyrus - Psycho Killer
              2. The National - Heaven
              3. Blondshell - Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
              4. The Linda Lindas - Found A Job
              5. Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado - Slippery People
              6. Paramore - Burning Down The House
              7. Dj Tunez - Life During Wartime
              8. Teezo Touchdown - Making Flippy Floppy
              9. Jean Dawson - Swamp
              10. The Cavemen - What A Day That Way.
              11. Bad Bad Not Good (Feat. Norah Jones) - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
              12. Kevin Abstract - Once In A Lifetime
              13. Toro Y Moi (feat Brijean) - Genius Of Love
              14. Girl In Red - Girlfriend Is Better
              15. Lorde - Take Me To The River
              16. Chicano Batman (Feat. Money Mark) - Crosseyed And Painless

              Scruinversal is back for another vinyl outing and this one takes the form of a reissue of some of the label head's favourite tunes. An unknown artist is behind the sunny shuffle and big horns of 'This Kind Of Latin Rhythm' while Thierry Tomas's 'Samba' is a shuffling house cut laden with glorious piano work. Funkyjaws then offers up his take on tango, Scruscru layers up the rhythms and percussion on 'Juicy Brass' and Frank Virgilio's 'Portrait Of You' shuts down with a deeper late-night feel. These are some superbly effective Latina house jams to drop on the hottest of days and balmiest of nights.

              TRACK LISTING

              Unknown Artist - This Kind Of Latin Rhythm
              Thierry Tomas - Samba (Courtesy Of Jump Recordings)
              Funkyjaws - Tanga (Short Version)
              Scruscru - Juicy Brass
              Frank Virgilio - Portrait Of You

              Various Artists

              Eccentric Soul: The Cuca Label

                Late night ‘60s R&B caught on tape at Jim Kirchstein’s jack-of-all genres Cuca studio. Re- leased on minuscule pressings into the Wiscon- sin wilderness, these 26 sasquatchrare tracks uncover the soulful paths between the Chicago, Milw aukee, Rockford, and Rockford scenes. Featuring Harvey Scales, Step By Step, Betty Moorer, Seven Sounds, Twiliters, Birdlegs & Pauline, Esquires, Artie & The Pharaohs, and Fantastic Six, this 2xlp tell s an alternate his- tory of soul music that could only happen in the Hinterl ands on Highway 12.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Twiliters - Restless Love
                2. Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds - Glamour Girl
                3. The Devils & The Devilettes - I’ll Say “Yes”
                4. Little Artie & The Pharaohs - It Puzzles Me
                5. Birdlegs & Pauline - Too Much At Stake
                6. Betty Moorer - The Long Hot Summer
                7. The Esquires - You Don’t Care
                8. Supremes Four - I Lost My Job (And I’ve Got To Find Another)
                9. Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds - Ten Thousand Years
                10. Betty Moorer - One More Time
                11. The Devils & The Devilettes - I’m Leaving You
                12. Supremes Four - I Love You, Patricia
                13. Twiliters - We Three
                14. The Devils & The Devilettes - Tell Me
                15. Step By Step - Time After Time
                16. Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds - Independency
                17. Betty Moorer - My Man Lives
                18. Twiliters - Can’t You Stay A Little Longer
                19. The Devils Ft. J. Watson Vance - Love And Understanding
                20. Step By Step - She’s Gone
                21. Twistin’ Harvey - Every Step Of The Way
                22. Twiliters - Girl Of My Dreams
                23. Fantastic Six - I Never Knew Love
                24. Artie & The Pharaohs - I’ll Take Care Of You
                25. Birdlegs & Pauline - Mist Of A Dream
                26. Rex Swanigan And The Fabulous Troubadores - Tribute To Jimi Hendrix

                Various Artists

                I Saw The TV Glow

                  Original Soundtrack for A24’s I Saw The TV Glow, featuring 16 original songs by an all-star ensemble, including Caroline Polachek, Florist and Jay Som. Also featuring a vinyl-only exclusive bonus track, 'Tonight Tonight' by Snail Mail.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Yeule - Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl
                  2. Frances Quinlan - Another Season
                  3. Caroline Polachek - Starburned And Unkissed
                  4. Florist - Riding Around In The Dark
                  5. Bartees Strange - Big Glow
                  6. Maria BC - Taper
                  7. King Woman - Psychic Wound
                  8. Jay Som - If I Could
                  9. L'Rain - Green
                  10. The Weather Station - Moonlight
                  11. Drab MAjesty - Photograph
                  12. Proper - The 90s
                  13. Sadurn - How Can I Get Out?
                  14. King Woman - Bury
                  15. Sloppy Jane Feat. Phoebe Bridgers - Claw Machine
                  16. Snail Mail - Tonight Tonight

                  Various Artists

                  Rusty Egan Presents… Blitzed!

                    London, 1979. From the rubble and ashes of punk a new youth cult was emerging. Divinely inspired by Bowie, Roxy Music and Kraftwerk, a new tribe the press started labelling New Romantics, or Futurists, discarded punk’s old-hat claims towards authenticity and protest, in pursuit of glamour, make-up, dressing up and dancing. Their home was The Blitz Club, a tiny wine bar at the edge of Covent Garden and what went on there between 1979 and 1980 would genuinely change the world. The other name for this cult? Blitz Kids.

                    Without necessarily knowing it, The Blitz was birthing the next wave of British pop stars. A young Boy George ran the cloakroom, its host and doorman was a young Steve Strange, soon-to-be the frontman of Visage, Spandau Ballet played their first gig there and on a given night you might find yourself dancing next to a member of Ultravox. Fashion designers in Regency ballgowns mingled with secretaries in rubber, post boys dressed as Biggles danced next to art school kids dressed as Pierrot. David Bowie assembled his extras for the ‘Ashes To Ashes’ video from the Blitz kids. Mick Jagger was refused entry. Too square.

                    And the club had a mighty soundtrack, assembled painstakingly by its resident DJ Rusty Egan. Rusty’s sets brought together heroes like Eno, Iggy, and Lou Reed cool European electronic pioneers like Kraftwerk, Telex and Yello, the electronic side of disco (Cerrone, Hot Chocolate, Amanda Lear) and cutting-edge film soundtracks from the likes of Vangelis, Giorgio Moroder and Barry De Vorzon. Rusty also span the nascent sounds of Britian’s next new wave – Japan, Landscape, the Human League, Visage, Ultravox, Fad Gadget…

                    Compiled exhaustively from his DJ sets, ‘Rusty Egan Presents The Blitz’ brings together the sounds of a night at the club circa 1980 on either 66 track 4CD or 36 track 4LP sets. Beautifully presented with contemporary photography from Sheila Rock, Peter Ashworth and Terry Smith, the booklets also contain sleeve notes from Alexis Petridis and Rusty himself.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    LP One
                    Side A
                    1. The Human League / Being Boiled (Fast Product Version)
                    2. Tubeway Army / Down In The Park
                    3. Fad Gadget / Back To Nature
                    4. Vice Versa / New Girls Neutrons
                    5. Throbbing Gristle / Hot On The Heels Of Love
                    Side B
                    1. The Normal / Warm Leatherette
                    2. Cabaret Voltaire / Nag Nag Nag
                    3. John Foxx / Burning Car
                    4. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark / Electricity (Dindisc 1980 Version)
                    5. Shock / R.E.R.B

                    LP Two
                    Side C
                    1. Ultravox! / Hiroshima Mon Amour
                    2. Magazine / Permafrost
                    3. Hot Chocolate / Put Your Love In Me
                    4. Visage / Moon Over Moscow
                    Side D
                    1. Sparks / The Number One Song In Heaven (Long Version)
                    2. The Glitter Band / Makes You Blind
                    3. The Regents / 7 Teen
                    4. Roxy Music / Angel Eyes (Extended Remix)

                    LP Three
                    Side E
                    1. The Men / I Don’t Depend On You
                    2. Barry De Vorzon / Theme From ‘The Warriors’
                    3. Rinder And Lewis / Willie And The Hand Jive (12” Version)
                    4. Grace Jones / La Vie En Rose
                    Side F
                    1. Kraftwerk / Schaufensterpuppen
                    2. Ultravox / Passing Strangers
                    3. Iggy Pop / Nightclubbing
                    4. Gina X Performance / No G.D.M.

                    LP Four
                    Side G
                    1. Mick Ronson / Only After Dark
                    2. Simple Minds / Changeling
                    3. Skids / Animation (Edit)
                    4. Japan / Life In Tokyo (1979 Single Version)
                    5. Amanda Lear / Follow Me
                    6. Spandau Ballet / To Cut A Long Story Short
                    Side H
                    1. Yello / Bostich (album Version)
                    2. Giorgio Moroder / Chase (From ‘Midnight Express’ Soundtrack)
                    3. Visage / Fade To Grey (1980 Dance Mix)
                    4. Lou Reed / Perfect Day

                    Various Artists

                    Shanghai'd Soul Episode 12

                      Everybody’s still talking about the good ol’ days! A rough and rugged collection of ol’ dirty classics that have inspired swarms of killer beats. A head nod to the sounds of Shaolin, the twelve chambers of Shanghai ’d Soul have moved lyrical chefs and production geniuses alike to compose some of their most ominous hip-hop. Gods and Earths alike will appreciate the raw funk and smoother-than-a-Lexus soul that come together like Voltron on this special compilation.

                      As sampled by J. Cole, The Game, Cappadonna, The Avalanches, Kanye, Hudson Mohawke, Anderson .Paak, Loyle Corner, Meek Mill, T.I., Quavo, Danny Brown, and hundreds more.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. The Professionals - Theme From The Godfather
                      2. Ponderosa Twins Plus One - Bound
                      3. The Notations - What More Can I Say
                      4. Tommy McGee - To Make You Happy
                      5. Dyson’s Faces - Cry Sugar
                      6. T.L. Barrett - Nobody Knows
                      7. Syl Johnson - Different Strokes
                      8. Salty Miller - Music Makes Me High
                      9. GreenFlow - I Got’Cha
                      10. The Spiritual Harmonizers - God’s Love
                      11. Family Circle - Mariya
                      12. Whole Truth - Can You Lose By Following God

                      Various Artists

                      Night Train: Transcontinental Landscapes 1968 - 2019

                        From Dusk, through to Dawn. A collection to accompany the change of the fields, the coastline the colour of the sky outside your window as you take your journey. From the compiler of Music For The Stars comes the next collection for Brighton label Two-Piers. Featuring artists such as J.J Cale, Chris & Cosey, The B-52s, The Asphodells, Bob Lind, Linda Perhacs and The Menahan Steet Band.

                        …This choice of tracks is just one journey, a celebration of the the beauty created by musicians, the space & sound, the dark & light.

                        All aboard….The Night Train.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. Edward Hollcraft – South Bound Amtrak 716
                        A2. J.J. Cale – Cherry
                        A3. Bonnie Dobson – Milk & Honey
                        A4. H.P. Lovecraft – Spin Spin Spin
                        A5. The Rationals – Glowin’
                        A6. Linda Perhacs – Hey, Who Really Cares

                        B1. B-52’s – Deep Sleep
                        B2. Nine Circles – Twinkling Stars
                        B3. The Asphodells – Another Lonely City
                        B4. Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train

                        C1. Chris & Cosey – Dancing Ghosts
                        C2. Johnny Harris – Fragments Of Fear
                        C3. Bill Frisell – 1968
                        C4. Bob Lind – City Scenes

                        D1. Tony Joe White – Rainy Night In Georgia
                        D2. Menahan Street Band – There’s A New Day Coming
                        D4. The Byrds – Goin’ Back
                        D5. Earth, Wind & Fire – Drum Song
                        D6. Leon Russell – Out In The Woods 

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

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

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

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


                        TRACK LISTING

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

                        Various Artists

                        Italians Do It Better - A Tribute To Madonna

                          Since 2006, listeners have been curious about the origin of the label name Italians Do It Better. Some say it's an homage to Italo Disco, others guess it's related to ancestry, but in fact it's a nod to the iconic T-shirt Madonna wears in the "Papa Don't Preach" video circa 1986.

                          Fast forward to a world pandemic... To encourage creativity & lift spirits, Italians Do It Better President, Megan Louise asked every artist “If you could cover your favourite Madonna song…What would it be?”

                          As a tribute to their label muse & the impact Madonna’s music has had on the world around us, Italians Do It Better are sharing a compilation of covers simply titled “Italians Do It Better”. One of the tracks (“Lucky Star” by Club Intl) is even produced by Max Kamins, the son of Mark Kamins, the New York DJ who helped break Madonna in the early 1980's. From the experience he says “Dance music was the soundtrack of my early childhood. Working on "Lucky Star" reconnected me not only to my father, but also reminded me that a good song is timeless".

                          Executive produced by Johnny Jewel, the compilation is a passport to 20 covers from the bedrooms of 19 artists across 10 different countries.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Joon - Papa Don't Preach
                          2. Desire - Angel
                          3. Sally Shapiro - Holiday
                          4. DlinaVolny - Hollywood
                          5. Farah - Gang Bang
                          6. Mothermary - Like A Virgin
                          7. Club Intl - Lucky Star
                          8. Love Object - Frozen
                          9. Orion - Into The Groove
                          10. Number One Pop Star - Hung Up
                          11. Double Mixte - La Isla Bonita
                          12. Juno Francis - Beautiful Stranger
                          13. Glüme - Material Girl
                          14. In Mirrors - I'm Addicted
                          15. Causeway - Crazy For You
                          16. Mothermary - Like A Prayer
                          17. Jorja Chalmers - Justify My Love
                          18. Pink Gloves - What It Feels Like Fora Girl
                          19. Lou Rebecca - Burning Up

                          Various Artists

                          DJ Mag House

                            For the first time, the greatest electronic music magazine DJ Mag is curating two double vinyl compilations. The House volume includes Armand Van Helden, Bob Sinclar and Matin Solveig.


                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Armand Van Helden Feat. Duane Harden - You Don't Know Me
                            2. Cls & Todd Terry - Can You Feel It?
                            3. Martin Solveig Feat. Hossam Ramzy - Edony - Clap Your Hands
                            4. Moloko - Sing It Back
                            5. Silicone Soul - Right On, Right On!
                            6. Claptone Feat. Jaw - No Eyes
                            7. Bob Sinclar Feat. Steve Edwards - World Hold On
                            8. Ame - Rej
                            9. Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar
                            10. Freeform Five - No More Conversations
                            11. Moderat - Eating Hooks
                            12. Ben Bohmer, Nils Hoffmann & Malou - Breathing

                            Various Artists

                            DJ Mag Techno

                              For the first time, the greatest electronic music magazine DJ Mag is curating two double vinyl compilations.

                              The Techno volume includes Josh Vink, Sven Vath and Tiga.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Laurent Garnier - Crispy Bacon
                              2. Josh Wink - Higher State Of Consciousness
                              3. Max Cooper - Organa
                              4. Sven Vath - Robot
                              5. Marc Romboy & Stephan Bodzin - Atlas
                              6. Tiga - You Gonna Want Me
                              7. Vitalic - Poney Pt. I
                              8. Slam - Virtuoso
                              9. Adam Beyer & Bart Skils - Your Mind
                              10. Oxia - Domino
                              11. Anna & Miss Kittin - Forever Ravers
                              12. Space 92 & POPOF - Insomnia

                              Various Artists

                              Hip Hop Allstars

                                Discover the history of Hip-Hop with this brand-new 3-vinyl box set! — FEAT. — THE PHARCYDE - AFRIKA BAMBAATAA - MOS DEF - GRAND MASTER FLASH – RZA - CAPONE-N-NOREAGA - MONIE LOVE - DIZZEE RASCAL - GRAND PUBA - BRAND NUBIAN - BIG L - 2PAC… - The Gems Of Hip-Hop Culture

                                TRACK LISTING

                                DISC 1 – SIDE A
                                A1. The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
                                A2. Joe Bataan – Rap-O Clap-O
                                A3. Funky 4 + 1 – That’s The Joint (Remix)
                                A4. Afrika Bambaataa, Zulu Nation & Cosmic Force – Zulu Nation Throw Down

                                SIDE B
                                B1. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
                                B2. Super-Wolf – Super-Wolf Can Do It
                                B3. Spoonie Gee – Spoonin’ Rap
                                B4. Cold Crush Brothers VS. Fantastic Freaks – Basketball Throwdown
                                B5. Fab 5 Freddy – Donw By Law

                                DISC 2 – SIDE C
                                C1. Boogie Down Productions – 9mm Goes Bang
                                C2. Jungle Brothers – Straight Out The Jungle
                                C3. Digital Underground Ft. 2Pac – Same Song
                                C4. Monie Love Ft. True Image – It’s A Shame (My Sister)
                                C5. Brand Nubian – Slow Down

                                SIDE D
                                D1. Grand Puba – I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are)
                                D2. The Pharcyde – Runnin’
                                D3. Capone-N-Noreaga - Invincible
                                D4. D.I.T.C Ft. A.G., Big L & O.C. – Thick
                                D5. DJ Honda Ft. Mos Def – Travellin’ Man

                                DISC 3 – SIDE E
                                E1. RZA - Grits
                                E2. Percee P – Raw Heat (45 Version)
                                E3. Guilty Simpson Ft. Spacek - Smoking
                                E4. Brooklyn Academy – Black Out
                                E5. Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp

                                SIDE F
                                F1. Chinese Man Ft. Kendra Morris & Dillon Cooper – Liar (La Fine Équipe Remix)
                                F2. Boozoo Bajou Ft. Oh No – Back Up
                                F3. Greyboy Ft. Main Flow & Elgin Park - Uknowmylife
                                F4.Beat Assailant – Hard Twelve (The Ante)
                                F5. Lanu Ft. Kero One – It’s Time


                                Since 2008 our Spiritual Jazz series has presented unlimited horizons. Each album celebrates the rich tradition of African-American songs based on the belief in a higher force than oneself and has also focused on geographical areas, such as Europe or Japan, thus recognizing that these territories have immense cultural riches. Religions, like Islam, whose musical traditions have vivid Arabic and North African resonances, have also been highlighted. The stylistic range of all the above is wide.

                                Yet historic record labels, from Blue Note and Impulse! to Prestige and Steeplechase, have also featured because their catalogues are musical treasure troves that could not be more relevant to Spiritual Jazz, even though they issued vast amounts of music between the late '30s and present day, that have not been confined to any one school.

                                Spiritual Jazz 16 is a focus on Riverside and its associated sister labels. Riverside itself was founded in 1953 by Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer, and became an important purveyor in that decade and beyond of what would be marketed as of modern jazz. That coinage was itself an amorphous, umbrella term that essentially created a demarcation from the vocabulary of pre-war classic jazz and inter-war big band swing, thus recognizing that improvising artists were breaking new creative ground that would subsequently give rise to a flurry of sub-genres, for example bebop, hard bop, cool, modal and Latin jazz. And it's from this multiplicity of sub-genres that we choose the deepest, most vibrant selections that the vast, pan-generational catalogue of Keepnews & Grauer has to offer.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. James Clay - New Delhi
                                2. Werner-Rosengren Swedish Jazz Quartet - Bombastica
                                3. Sal Nistico Quintet - Ariscene
                                4. Frank Strozier - The Crystal Ball
                                5. Cannonball Adderley Sextet - Primitivo
                                6. Blue Mitchell - Turquoise
                                7. Sonny Red - The Mode
                                8. Clifford Jordan - Sunrise In Mexico
                                9. Lee Konitz Quintet - Thumb Under
                                10. McCoy Tyner - Valley Of Life
                                11. Joe Henderson - Earth (feat. Alice Coltrane)

                                Various Artists

                                Colleen Cosmo Murphy Presents Balearic Breakfast Volume 3

                                  A relentlessly curious DJ, producer, radio presenter, curator, remixer, audiophile and host, Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy is unquestionably dance music’s renaissance woman. This third instalment of her hugely acclaimed compilation series is another sunshine-soaked homage to that most amorphous of aural outposts – Balearic. Here there are no rules, just an ever-shifting musical essence that echoes Jose Padilla’s assertion that Balearic is not a sound, but rather a way of life. A spirit.

                                  Most of these tracks have never been available on vinyl before, the others are long out of print. 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1.Jonathan Wilson - Desert Raven
                                  2. Jacob Gurevitsch - Elevation In Minor (Cosmodelica Remix)
                                  3. Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra - San Diego (Tour Werks After Hours Mix)
                                  4. Quintus Project - Night Flight (Original)
                                  5. Pigeon - Infinity (Josh’s Extended Disco Mix)
                                  6. Shunt Voltage - Generator
                                  7. Mildlife - Return To Centaurus (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
                                  8. David Holmes Featuring Raven Violet - Stop Apologising (Cosmodelica Instrumental)
                                  9. Zero 7 - On My Own (12" Version)
                                  10. Primal Scream - Uptown (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

                                  Various Artists

                                  Groove Diggin’

                                    This new volume of the Diggin collection offers a selection of rare and groovy tracks ranging from Funk to Jazz Fusion and Soul

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. John Fitch & Associates - Romantic Attitude
                                    A2. Charles Johnson - Good Good Lovin'
                                    A3. Cortex - Pauvre Star
                                    A4. Carlo Maria Cordio & Franco Vinciguerra -Quips And Cranks
                                    A5. Calvin Davis - Train Ride To Nowhere
                                    A6. Ultrafunk - Sting Your Jaws Part.1
                                    B1. Maxayn - Gimme Shelter
                                    B2. Barbara Mason - You Better Stop It
                                    B3. The Heads Of Family - Ninety-Nine And One Half
                                    B4. Mr Percolator - I Got A Thing For You Baby
                                    B5. Almon Memela - The Things We Do In Soweto
                                    B6. Pražský Big Band Milana Svobody - Počkej Na Mne

                                    Various Artists

                                    No Songs Tomorrow - Darkwave, Ethereal Rock And Coldwave 1981-1990

                                      As the post-punk dust began to settle, a particular strand of artist began applying a knowingly distant, colder aesthetic to their work. While much of the scene began to be dominated by bigger budget, commercially minded former punk and new wave acts, a darker undercurrent did survive, often more interesting, more dangerous and sexier than anything that could be heard on Top Of The Pops at the time. The first generation of the darkwave movement consisted of bands that were equally influenced by the fractured drama of Depeche Mode, Siouxsie & the Banshees and The Cure as they were by the art damaged experimentation of Cabaret Voltaire, Wire and Throbbing Gristle, always rich in Gothic spirt, societal displacement, urban isolation and sexual energy.

                                      ‘No Songs Tomorrow’ collects together the true progenitors and risk takers of this Venn diagram scene, each of whom set forth in uncharted territory in the post-punk minefield, expressing parts of themselves others dare not in the truest and darkest of fashions. From familiar names to underground gems and collectables, and painting with a broad international palette, this might be considered a companion piece to several of our previous offerings, ‘Silhouettes And Statues’, ‘Close to The Noise Floor’, ‘Still In A Dream’ and ‘Cherry Stars Collide’ among them. We recommend late night listening, either home alone or dripping with sweat on a rotting dancefloor.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      DISC ONE
                                      1 The Cure - The Funeral Party
                                      2 Babel 17 - Come Into Hell And Murder Hate
                                      3 Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Within These Walls (2023 Stereo Mix)
                                      4 Days Of Sorrow - Wild World
                                      5 Cocteau Twins - Blood Bitch
                                      6 Lars Falk - See My Friend Fall
                                      7 Rise And Fall Of A Decade - Nothing To Say, Easy To Answer
                                      8 Dead Can Dance - Avatar
                                      9 Executive Slacks - Say It Isn't So
                                      10 In The Nursery - Lost Prayer
                                      11 Psyche - The Crawler
                                      12 Kas Product - Tina Town
                                      13 Eleven Pond – Tear And Cinnamon
                                      14 Requiem In White - A Prodigal Son

                                      DISC TWO
                                      1 U.V. Pøp - No Songs Tomorrow (Album Version)
                                      2 Soft Cell - Heat
                                      3 Lowlife - From Side To Side
                                      4 Parade Ground - Moans
                                      5 Cranes - Focus Breathe
                                      6 Lycia - From Foam
                                      7 Sad Lovers And Giants - Return To Clocktower Lodge
                                      8 Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop
                                      9 Fra Lippo Lippi - Now And Forever
                                      10 The Essence - Only For You
                                      11 Mittageisen - Automaten (Radio Edit)
                                      12 Beautiful  Pea Green Boat - The Screw
                                      13 Autumnfair - Novy Mir
                                      14 Minimal Compact - My Will
                                      15 Cuddly Toys - Pierrot Lunaire (Malice Pt 2)

                                      DISC THREE
                                      1 Clan Of Xymox - Louise (7'' Version)
                                      2 Iron Curtain - The Condos
                                      3 Neon - Dark Age (12'' Mix)
                                      4 Die Form - Poupée Mécanique
                                      5 Kirlian Camera - Blue Room
                                      6 Danse Society - Danse/Move
                                      7 SS-Say - Care
                                      8 For Against - Amen Yves
                                      9 Heavenly Bodies - Rains On Me
                                      10 Invisible Limits - Demand For Supply
                                      11 Xmal Deutschland - Sickle Moon
                                      12 Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Hand On Heart
                                      13 Little Nemo - City Lights (Long Way)
                                      14 Royal Family & The Poor - Discipline
                                      15 Bushido - High Rise
                                      16 Mankind's Audio Development - Craving

                                      DISC FOUR
                                      1 Attrition - The Last Refuge
                                      2 Two - Picture Frame
                                      3 Soul - Love
                                      4 Alien Sex Fiend - In And Out Of My Mind
                                      5 Museum Of Devotion - Gauge Field
                                      6 Malaria! - You You
                                      7 No More - Suicide Commando
                                      8 Twice A Man - Decay
                                      9 Collection D'Arnell-Andréa - A L'Aurore Assassine
                                      10 The Vyllies - Give Me A Name
                                      11 Bel Canto - Dewy Fields
                                      12 The Arms Of Someone New - Every Seventh Wave
                                      13 Single Gun Theory - Exorcise This Wasteland
                                      14 Tones On Tail - Performance (7'' Version)
                                      15 Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook - Clouds

                                      Various Artists

                                      Do You Have The Force? Volume 2 - Jon Savage's Alternate History Of Electronica 1978-82

                                        Jon Savage's second eclectic voyage through Post-Punk era Electronic music, Disco, Experimental & Proto-Techno 1978-82.

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

                                        This compilation is selected and curated by renowned cultural commentator, writer and film-maker Jon Savage. Amongst many highly revered projects Jon has produced the definitive work on Punk Rock in “England's Dreaming” and the documentary & book “Teenage” The Creation of Youth, 1875 - 1945. He is also the biographer of Joy Division & author of the top 10 Sunday Times best seller "This Searing Light, The Sun & Everything Else" The Oral History Of Joy Division in 2019. His new book The Secret Public: How LGBTQ Resistance Shaped Popular Culture (1955-1979) is published in in 2024.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1 Dee D. Jackson-Automatic Lover 4:07
                                        A2 Telex - Moscow Diskow (Original 12" Version) - 5"20
                                        A3 Soft Machine - Soft Space 8"56
                                        B1 Qondile-African Dawn 2"54
                                        B2 Gaz Nevada - I.C. Love Affair 6"30 (Original 12" Mix Version)
                                        B3 I Signori Della Galassia - Archeopterix 4"00
                                        B4 Cerrone - La Secte De Marrakech Suite 4"33
                                        C1 John Foxx-Burning Car 3”15
                                        C2 Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – Monochrome Days 4”01
                                        C3 Cabaret Voltaire-Red Mask 6”54
                                        C4 Caution – UFO 5"30 (Original 12" Mix Version)
                                        D1 Martin Rev - Nineteen 86 4"36
                                        D2 Pascal Comelade - Sequence 1 2"55
                                        D3 The Flying Lizards - An Age 2"31
                                        D4 Throbbing Gristle - Beachy Head 3"39
                                        D5 Terminal City -Mugin For Unknown 5”40

                                        Various Artists

                                        Eccentric Soul: Minibus

                                          A double album boil down of Numero’s 2012 45 x 45RPM art object 'Eccentric Soul: Omnibus'. Gathering 25 loose remnants from across the American soul diaspora, Minibus connects the dots between group harmony, funk, disco, and modern soul, 1966-1980. Housed in a deluxe gatefold, tip-on jacket and illustrated with copious notes and photographs, the first ever LP pressing fills in a crucial hole on your Numero shelf.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Rokk - Patience
                                          2. Crystal’s Image - A Friend
                                          3. The Procedures - Give Me One More Chance
                                          4. The Prophets Of Peace - The Max
                                          5. Sky’s The Limit - Don’t Be Afraid
                                          6. The Trinikas - Remember Me
                                          7. Duralcha - Ghet-To-Funk
                                          8. The 13th Amendment - The Stretch
                                          9. Tickled Pink - Reach Out (And Give Me Your Hand)
                                          10. HiFidelics - HiFidelics Groove
                                          11. Black Fur - Feel The Shock
                                          12. Flack And Company - Disco-TNT
                                          13. Elements Of Peace - Together Pt. 2
                                          14. Morning After - Hey Girl
                                          15. The Energettics - Rainy Days And Monday
                                          16. Family Connection - This Time
                                          17. Inbassador - Everyday
                                          18. Soul-Walkers - I’m Tired Of What People Say
                                          19. The Curtis Liggins Indications - What It Is?
                                          20. Majestee’s - Let Her Go
                                          21. Two Plus Two - I’m Sure
                                          22. Walter & The Admeration’s - Man Oh Man (What Have I Done)
                                          23. Clifton White And His Royal Knights - The Grade A
                                          24. The Free Mind - Just Jammin’
                                          25. The Intentions - Dig It (Shovel)

                                          Various Artists

                                          Down To The Sea & Back: Volume Tres. The Continuing Journey Of The Balearic Beat - Compiled By Balearic Mike & Kelvin Andrews

                                            After a 10-year hiatus, Balearic Mike and Kelvin Andrews return to continue the journey of the Balearic Beat with another edition of their distinguished Down To The Sea And Back compilation series, presenting a formidable new set of rare and obscure records.

                                            With Vols. 1 and 2, the well loved duo showed us that not only are they serious collectors but chroniclers of a scene, assembling lost gems and unheard marvels into Balearic mythology. Reaping, along the way, accolades such as Piccadilly Records’ Compilation of the Year, and featured on Lauren Laverne’s BBC6 Music show. For Vol. Tres, Mike and Kelvin team up with Copenhagen-based Music For Dreams label – themselves no strangers to the Balearic archives. The compilation features 16 tracks, every selection accompanied by an essential background story in the liner notes of the gatefold vinyl and CD booklet.

                                            As fellow comrade and beloved friend Luke Una puts it: “From Greek acid folk, Balearic bossa, outsider pop and electronic chug, to cosmic machine soul, majestic songs, odd numbers, proto-techno new wave to dubbed out 5am technoid, bass buggin deepness and ethereal outer-space Detroit via San Francisco. This album is a story. A story from the heart, with over three decades digging and grafting in the trenches. In a world of faux, pastiche, counterfeit and aggrorhythm fakes, it oozes a wholesome intuitive authenticity. Majestic songs, odd numbers, cosmic dreaming and late night astral travelling as we all hold on together.” 

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1 Josete Ordonez - Objetos Perdidos (Dagobert Böhm Version)
                                            A2 Robert Williams - I Believe You're The One
                                            A3 Lee Ryda - Electro Eyes
                                            A4 Francisco - Heal Yourself
                                            B1 Vidderna - Villfarelser
                                            B2 Meo - Cikuana
                                            B3 The Emperor Machine - Dying By Wits (Original Mix)
                                            B4 Tri Atma - Yummy Moon (Long Version)
                                            B5 Pressure Drop - Unify /Rip Up (instrumental)
                                            C1 Enzo Carella - Malamore
                                            C2 Ad Vissar & Daniel Sahuleka - Giddyap A Gogo
                                            C3 Le Couleur - Underage (Original Mix)
                                            C4 Sunshine Jones - Fall In Love Not In Line (Extended Vocal Version)
                                            D1 Car Crash Set - Fall From Grace
                                            D2 Len - Steal My Sunshine (Version Idjut)
                                            D3 Mcraft - She Sells Sanctuary

                                            Various Artists

                                            Jon Savage's The Secret Public - How The LGBTQ+ Aesthetic Shaped Pop Culture 1955-1979

                                              Homosexuality has been a part of post-war popular music since its very inception. Until the early 70s, however, it wasn’t talked about openly in that world: it was coded, hidden, secret. This of course mirrored society - during the 50s and 60s, the gay community felt like outcasts: harassed by the police, demonised by the media and politicians, imprisoned simply for being who they were.

                                              This compilation spans the time before and after Bowie, reflecting both the coded nature about the topic in the 50s and 60s and the greater openness that occurred in the early 70s. It begins in late 1955, with the extraordinary success of Little Richard; continues through early-60s pop and pop art; Tamla and soul, glam rock, the early 70s funk and disco that was played in the underground New York clubs, and then moves on to the omnipresence of disco, in the late 70s.

                                              This double CD compilation is about freedom - and freedom for all. Whilst some of the artists identify as LGBTQ+, then or now, some are included simply because they were played in gay or lesbian clubs — where their lyric or sound proved useful and enjoyable to the patrons - or because they were shaped in some way by the gay aesthetic or gay managers. It’s a love letter to the entwined world of music and sexuality in all its many guises and we hope you enjoy the ride.


                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Disc One
                                              1. I Hear A New World - Joe Meek & The Blue Men
                                              2. Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard & His Band
                                              3. Esquerita And The Voola - Esquerita
                                              4. Wondrous Place - Billy Fury
                                              5. Strawberry Blonde (The Band Rocked On) - Frank D'rone
                                              6. Foot Stompin' - The Dovells
                                              7. Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton
                                              8. Peppermint Twist (Part 1) – Joey Dee & The Starliters
                                              9. Sally, Go ‘Round The Roses - The Jaynetts
                                              10. You Don't Own Me - Lesley Gore
                                              11. Needle In A Haystack - The Velvelettes
                                              12. Get Down With It - Bobby Marchan
                                              13. I'll Be Your Mirror – The Velvet Underground & Nico
                                              14. Heaven Must Have Sent You - The Elgins
                                              15. Stand Up Straight And Tall - Jackie Shane
                                              16. Women Is Losers – Big Brother & The Holding Company
                                              17. No Stranger Am I - Norma Tanega
                                              18. Pretty Golden Hair - Al Stewart
                                              19. David Watts - The Kinks
                                              20. Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations
                                              21. Stand! - Sly & The Family Stone
                                              22. Life & Death In G & A - Abaco Dream
                                              23. Nathan Jones - The Supremes
                                              24. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
                                              25. Coochi-Coo - Polly Perkins
                                              26. I'm A Man - Jobriath
                                              27. Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango
                                              28. Law Of The Land - The Temptations

                                              Disc Two
                                              1. Get Dancin' Part 1 – Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes Featuring Sir Monti Rock Iii
                                              2. Lady Marmalade - Labelle
                                              3. Nobody's Gonna Change Me – The Dynamic Superiors
                                              4. Ain't Nobody Straight In L.A. - The Miracles
                                              5. I Need A Man (12-Inch Version) - Grace Jones
                                              6. I Feel Love - Patrick Cowley
                                              7. Orgasm Addict - Buzzcocks
                                              8. Fuck Off - Jayne County & The Electric Chairs
                                              9. Glad To Be Gay - Tom Robinson Band
                                              10. I Was Born This Way (12-Inch Version) - Carl Bean
                                              11. Prison (12-Inch Version) - Space
                                              12. Disco Dance (Mega Mix) (12-Inch Version) - Michele
                                              13. I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (12-Inch Version) - Sylvester

                                              Various Artists

                                              The Rough Guide To Blues & The Beast

                                                This Rough Guide captures a whole menagerie of animals, both large and small, which provided the inspiration for many classic early blues recordings.

                                                From the mighty alligator to the lowly bedbug, these songs provide an intriguing insight into this weird, wonderful and often hilarious association.

                                                180-gram Limited Edition Vinyl

                                                Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques The early recorded annals of the blues allude to a real Noah's Ark of beasts, both large and small

                                                Guitar wizardry abounds from the likes of Josh White, Ramblin' Thomas and Curley Weaver

                                                Featuring legendary blues divas including Memphis Minnie, Ma Rainey and Victoria Spivey

                                                Early blues music refers to animals in ways both metaphoric and in the literal sense to help convey its underlying message

                                                Includes a track by the original Howling Wolf himself "Funny Papa" Smith from 1930

                                                Following on from the success of other blues titles in the Rough Guide range

                                                An album which offers a more light-hearted take on the blues

                                                Featuring seminal recordings by arguably the two greatest early blues pioneers, Charley Patton and Blind Lemon Jefferson

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                The Alligator Pond Went Dry
                                                Howling Wolf Blues (part 1)
                                                Lazy Black Snake Blues
                                                Ground Hog Blues
                                                Black Cat Hoot Owl Blues
                                                Mean Old Bedbug Blues
                                                Frankie Jean (That Trottin' Fool)
                                                Wild Cat Kitten
                                                Mosquito Moan
                                                Alligator Blues
                                                Black Skunk Blues
                                                Mississippi Boweavil Blues
                                                The Wild Cat Squawl

                                                Various Artists

                                                The Rough Guide To Memphis Blues

                                                  From the classic sounds of the jug band heyday to the earthy blues straight from the Mississippi Delta, Memphis was at the very epicentre of the 1920s country blues explosion

                                                  This Rough Guide charts the city's huge influence with classic tracks by blues legends Memphis Minnie, Furry Lewis, Sleepy John Estes and many more.

                                                  180-gram Limited Edition Vinyl

                                                  Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques

                                                  An album which traces the development of the Memphis blues during its 1920s/30s heyday

                                                  Featuring seminal recordings by many blues legends including Sleepy John Estes, Furry Lewis and Robert Wilkins

                                                  Memphis is one of the quintessential musical melting pots of the US, which helped spawn the blues

                                                  Featuring classic tracks by blues divas Memphis Minnie and Minnie Wallace

                                                  Nowhere provided a concentration and diversity of early blues forms to rival Memphis

                                                  Featuring classic tracks by the great jug bands, including Will Shade's Memphis Jug Band and Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers

                                                  Memphis is often dubbed as the "Home of the Blues"

                                                  Following on from the success of other blues titles in the Rough Guide range

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Save Me Some
                                                  The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair
                                                  North Memphis Blues
                                                  The Old Folks Started It
                                                  Falling Down Blues
                                                  On The Road Again
                                                  I Let My Daddy Do That
                                                  Kassie Jones - Part 1
                                                  Viola Lee Blues
                                                  I Couldn't Help It
                                                  Cold Iron Bed
                                                  Happy Blues
                                                  How Long Blues

                                                  PARKWAY PRESENTS
                                                  WPKY JAMS
                                                  8 EXCLUSIVE HOT JAMS

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A1. Drivetyme - FM Jamming
                                                  A2. The Whole Truth - Falling
                                                  A3. Charley Kelly - You Gave Me Love
                                                  A4. T-Kutt - Whatt U Say
                                                  B1. Trey Risqué - Search The Nite
                                                  B2. Parkway Rhythm - Keep Reachin'
                                                  B3. Parkwerks - Inherit Dub
                                                  B4. The Whole Truth - Believe (Purple Mix)

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Lovely Ugly

                                                    A 15 track compilation of current underground Swansea guitar bands, along with a couple of local legends, on white and black splatter vinyl.

                                                    On R*E*P*E*A*T’s return to Swansea after over 30 years away, we found our home town to be far more diverse, creative, vibrant and exciting than the place we left behind. Amidst the decay of many traditional industries, the imagination is currently running riot, with a host of venues in the City’s creative quarter continually hosting an array of artists, poets, writers and bands.

                                                    This album is a personal selection of some of the music that has inspired, enthused and excited R*E*P*E*A*T since our return 5 years ago. Gratifyingly, many of them are starting to garner some of the recognition they deserve in Cardiff, London and beyond. Trampolene, Monet, Swansea Sound, Rainyday Rainbow, Grey-FLX and Kikker all regularly adorn reviews, radios and stages way beyond our Westerly outpost. Accompanying tracks by these trailblazing upstarts, the album also boasts rare or unreleased sounds by Swansea legends Helen Love, The Pooh Sticks and The DC10s

                                                    The album is released on May 31st on Swansea City coloured white and black splatter vinyl with a gatefold sleeve featuring an original painting of the City by local artist Fred Flitton.

                                                    Join us as we mark our very own Return Journey to our Lovely Ugly Town.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Side 1
                                                    HELEN LOVE - Swansea's Got An Our Price
                                                    PICSEL - Fucked Society
                                                    BABY SCHILLACI - Ultra Hd Happy Face
                                                    ANGHARAD - Outsider’s Map Of Wales
                                                    TOM EMLYN - Three Sided Coin
                                                    SWANSEA SOUND - In A Different Life
                                                    SOUNDWIRE - Degrees Of Separation.

                                                    Side 2
                                                    KIKKER - Trash
                                                    THE POOH STICKS - The World Is Turning On (rare Single Version)
                                                    TRAMPOLENE - Between The Bars (Elliott Smith Cover)
                                                    EGG SPECTRUM (RAINYDAY RAINBOW) - Thrown Hard
                                                    GREY-FLX - Pins And Needles
                                                    MONET - Scuff Button
                                                    DEAD NOIZE - Bojack Horseman
                                                    THE DC10S - I Can See Through Walls (1980)

                                                    Emotional Response returns with a second volume of its All Trades compilation which is named after its own NTS show. It is just as vast both in terms of style but also the eras it spans with a mix of dub, new wave, slow motion electronics and plenty in between. Tolouse Low Trax kicks off with the filthy dirty and seriously heavy dub glitch of 'Ossia' to provide an early highlight before the likes of Al Wootton get percussive and tribal with 'Altai' and HLM38 channels some African Head Charge on another devastating dub cut. Later on, London's Good Block brings a little more light and sunshine with their lovely 'Strong Relax.'

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Mine says: I love a good compilation and Emotional Response deliver not one but two great ones in one go. This one's definitely more on the dubbier side so if that's your jam then don't snooze!

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Side 1
                                                    1. Tolouse Low Trax - "Ossia Dub"
                                                    2. T Woc - "Luminescence"
                                                    3. Al Wootton - "Altai"

                                                    Side 2
                                                    1. Iro Aka - "Generations"
                                                    2. HLM38 - "Mystery Train Riddim"
                                                    3. Jamie Paton - "Lost Margins"

                                                    Side 3
                                                    1. Good Block - "Strong Relax"
                                                    2. While My Sequencer Gently Bleeps - "Ready"
                                                    3. Anatolian Weapons - "Mountain Echoes"

                                                    Side 4
                                                    1. Shelter - "The Four Knights" (dub)
                                                    2. Zongamin - "GGANTIJA"
                                                    3. Akulina - "Waiting"

                                                    You can never really pin down what the excellent Emotional Repose label does and that is exactly the sinking behind the title of its superb All Trades show on NTS. The sheer eclecticism of that show is now reflected in this new two-part compilation, also called All Trades, which offers up little morsels of what they do, something like a sonic tasting menu at a fancy restaurant. There is chugging electronic dub from Apiento & Tepper, industrial clatter from Black Bones, cosmic ambient breakbeat from Paperclip Minimiser and blissed out dub from Yamila & SoFa Elsewhere amongst many more highlights.

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Mine says: Oooof! Some seriously good selections on here that I cannot wait to listen to in full. Highly recommend!

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Side 1
                                                    1. Apiento & Tepper - "606 Dog"
                                                    2. Other Lands - "The Old Ways"
                                                    3. Datasal - "Sea Palace"

                                                    Side 2
                                                    1. Black Bones - "Tipping Point"
                                                    2. Froid Dub - "Item By Item" (dub)
                                                    3. Paperclip Minimiser - "Planarian Wormhole"

                                                    Side 3
                                                    1. Cosmo Vitelli & Die Wilde Jagd - "Elixir"
                                                    2. Amy Denio - "Fresh Fish"
                                                    3. Exotic Gardens - "Soundwaves & Dark Caves"

                                                    Side 4
                                                    1. Yamila & SoFa Elsewhere - "Yo Tampoco"
                                                    2. Valentina Magaletti - "Radio77"
                                                    3. Ocean Moon - "Light Vibrations"

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    W3NG

                                                      Set sail with the third installment of Numero’s ode to regional radio surveys. Broadcasting 44 minutes of uninterrupted yacht, easy-glide, AOR, and blue-eyed disco that’ll rock your boat. These 13 selections are anchored in the deep blue waters of the American private press—a life preserver for any BBQ, birthday party, or bris. Let W3NG be the sonic wind at your back.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Slippery When Wet - Get Me Hot
                                                      2. Percy Mays - Changes
                                                      3. Liberation - Too Close For Comfort
                                                      4. The Steel City Band - Reality
                                                      5. Dave Plaehn - Not Bound To Lose
                                                      6. Steve Fortgang - Hey, Let Me Be
                                                      7. Craig Dove - Ocean Of Love
                                                      8. Rob Galbraith - Damn It All (Alt Version)
                                                      9. Female Species - Coast To Coast
                                                      10. Max Leake - Tell Me The Reasons Why
                                                      11. Richard Bowen - Sorcery (7” Version)
                                                      12. The Jerry Busch Group - Fair Warning
                                                      13. Mike Hounshell - Not Just Another

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      That Ska Beat! 1962-1966

                                                        Ska never stopped you know! From it’s Jamaican music if the piano’s not playing ska or the guitar… any music you have… reggae… even the computer music… the piano’s playing ‘ska, ska, ska…’ it leads the music so ska is still the backbone of Jamaican music. Right?” Bunny Lee

                                                        The music of Jamaica has had a profound and lasting influence all around the world and reggae is the name by which it has become universally known. Although the term ska is often used to describe all Jamaican music before dub, deejays and dread in the mid seventies the real Jamaican ska was made in Kingston between 1961/1962 and 1966.

                                                        In the early fifties the popularity of driving rhythm & blues from the USA reached fever pitch in Jamaica and mobile sound systems (the forerunners of today’s discos) were assembled and operated by men such as Tom ‘The Great Sebastian’ Wong to play this music to wildly appreciative audiences at levels that were felt physically rather than merely heard. Competition was fierce, both metaphorically and literally, and sound system operators including Arthur Reid, ‘Duke Reid The Trojan’, and Clement Dodd, ‘Sir Coxsone The Downbeat’, would travel to America on record buying expeditions. On their triumphant return to Kingston, laden with exclusive records, they would be met by their enthusiastic supporters. Only the followers of their sound systems could hear these records and the records’ real identity would be a closely guarded secret. The titles were often scratched off and the tunes renamed to confuse the opposition.

                                                        As the decade drew to a close America turned to a softer more mellow sound and supplies of the music favoured in Jamaica began to dry up… so the sound system operators began to make their own rhythm & blues recordings. Initially intended for sound system play only on one-off acetates these tunes proved so popular that they were soon made commercially available. Many sound men now became record producers including ‘Sir Coxsone’, Duke Reid ‘The Trojan’ and Prince Buster ‘The Voice Of The People’ although the first ‘local’ recording to make the number one spot in Jamaica was Laurel Aitken’s ‘Boogie In My Bones’/‘Little Sheila’ on Chris Blackwell’s R & B label.

                                                        The emphasis was placed firmly on the offbeat and these rhythm & blues shuffle and boogie recordings were unmistakably Jamaican in form and content and far, far more than straightforward copies of American rhythm & blues. A sound was gradually created that was not only completely new and original but that would also go on to outlive a large proportion of its influences. Powered by the musical collective known as The Skatalites together with solo singers including Derrick Morgan, Eric ‘Monty’ Morris, duos Higgs & Wilson, Keith & Enid and Stranger & Patsy and vocal groups The Maytals, The Wailers, Justin Hinds & The Dominoes the producers now began to drive the music one step beyond. Together they created an entirely new genre of music whose inventions and innovations would reach far beyond its parochial beginnings in Kingston sound system rivalry.


                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Ska Boo Da Ba – The Skatalites
                                                        2. Confucious – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
                                                        3. Storm Warning – Lyn Taitt & The Boys
                                                        4. Alley Cat Ska – Tommy McCook & His Ska-Talites
                                                        5. Trench Town People – Theophilus Beckford
                                                        6. Walking Down King Street – Theophilus Beckford
                                                        7. South China Sea – Johnny ‘Dizzy’ Moore
                                                        8. Ringo – The Skatalites
                                                        9. Nuclear Weapon – Roland Alphonso & His Ska-Talites
                                                        10. Magnificent Ska – Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
                                                        11. Come On My People – Daniel Johnson
                                                        12. Hit You Let You Feel It – The Tenor Twins
                                                        13. The Re-Burial – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
                                                        14. Love Me Or Leave Me – Lloyd Clarke
                                                        15. A Shot In The Dark – Roland Alphonso*
                                                        16. Distant Drums – Baba Brooks & The Trenton Spence Orchestra*
                                                        *CD Bonus Tracks

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Nice Swan Introduces Vol.2

                                                          Nice Swan Records is ecstatic to unveil the highly anticipated 2nd volume of "Nice Swan Introduces." This compilation, following in the footsteps of its predecessor, showcases the best releases from the past two years on the Nice Swan Records Label. Just like Volume I, this release comes alongside an exclusive limited run of only 250 vinyl records, ensuring you'll own a piece of Nice Swan history.

                                                          Prepare to be captivated once again by a diverse array of musical talents, reminiscent of the Volume I lineup. Featuring exceptional artists like Prima Queen, Deadletter, Chalk, Cowboyy, Human Interest, and a host of others who have graced the Nice Swan roster over the last few years.

                                                          Your collection won't be complete without this addition. Nice Swan Introduces Volume II continues the tradition of introducing new and exciting talent to the world, reinforcing Nice Swan's status as one of the UK's most reputable indie labels. Stay tuned for further signings and releases in the coming weeks, as we continue to fulfill our mission of discovering and nurturing emerging artists.

                                                          Just as Volume I marked a significant milestone in our journey, Volume II is another step forward for the cult indie label. With acts from our roster gaining prominence on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music airwaves, and receiving extensive tastemaker approval, this compilation couldn't be arriving at a better time.

                                                          In memory of the late Mark Edwards, a true nice swan.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Side A:

                                                          1. Deadletter - Pop Culture Connoisseur
                                                          2. Prima Queen - Chew My Cheeks
                                                          3. Saloon Dion - HEY HEY
                                                          4. Splint - 145
                                                          5. Cowboyy - Gmaps

                                                          Side B:

                                                          1. Yabba - Get By
                                                          2. Human Interest - Mixing Paint
                                                          3. Shady Baby - Come To Life
                                                          4. Avice Caro - At The End Of The Day (Its The End Of The Day)
                                                          5. Chalk - The Gate

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          The Bristol Punk Explosion Vol. 2 (1977-1981)

                                                            We are delighted to bring you the follow up to the successful 'The Bristol Punk Explosion (1977-1979) album released in November 2023 - a twelve-track compilation entitled 'The Bristol Punk Explosion Vol 2 (1977-1981).'The sleeve notes are written by Tim Williams author of the 1977 Loaded Fanzine. Tim talks about the transition from Soul to Punk, the demise of Prog Rock and the fashion culture that sat seamlessly alongside the music. There are three previously unreleased tracks never before available on vinyl.

                                                            The Cortinas were the first. They played the Roxy Club, released two singles on Mark Perry and Miles Copeland's Step Forward label, graced the front cover of Sniffin' Glue and recorded a Peel Session. Taking their cue, bands like Social Security (the first band on Heartbeat Records), The Pigs (whose 'Youthanasia' single was released by Miles Copeland's New Bristol Records), The Media, 48 Hours and Private Dicks gave Bristol one of the strongest provincial early punk scenes.

                                                            The area of Barton Hill gave us The X-Certs, who by 1978 could already pull audiences of five hundred into Trinity Hall. Though we did not realise it at the time, they effectively bridged the gap between the late 70s Bristol scene and what our American cousins like to term the UK82 bands.

                                                            In time bands from the suburbs of Bristol started to appear on the scene, Misdemeanor (who were managed by the late Dennis Sheehan U2's tour manager for thirty plus years), Apartment from Downend (whose photo adorns the front cover) and Noiz Boiz from Weston Super Mare, the seaside town just down the road.

                                                            This compilation is designed to give all fans of Punk a snapshot of what Bristol Punk was all about during that period. We close side Two of the album with The X-Certs Clash infused /reggae single 'Together' and follow it with one of Bristol finest Roots reggae bands Talisman and their single 'Wicked Dem'. The punky/reggae party had truly started as we move into the 80's Bristol Stylee! Bristol Boys Make More Noise! 

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Side A
                                                            1. The Cortinas - Fascist Dictator
                                                            2. The Media - Wanna Be A Number
                                                            3. The Pigs - Psychopath
                                                            4. Private Dicks - She Said Go
                                                            5. Misdemeanor - Radio Radio
                                                            6. The X-Certs - Queen And Country

                                                            Side 2
                                                            1. Apartment - The Car
                                                            2. 48 Hours - Train To Brighton
                                                            3. Noiz Boiz - Noiz Boiz
                                                            4. Social Security - Stella's Got A Fella
                                                            5. The X-Certs - Together
                                                            6. Talisman - Wicked Dem

                                                            We've managed to snaffle some copies of this under-the-radar hip-hop comp from last year. "Down The Local" is an absolute gem; featuring a plethora of rappers I haven't heard yet but the UK flavours are strong throughout with each MC having their own unique flow and style with clear regional accent variations indicating a nationwide roster. Meanwhile the instrumentals are rich with that smokey, jazzy, boom-bap flavour synonymous with the golden days of UK hip-hop complete with nice scratch passages and clever sampling.

                                                            Real rap heads ain't gonna wanna sleep on this one trrruusst! 






                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Matt says: A truly fine selection of UK hip-hop that brings to mind that halcyon period around 2002 with strong regional dialects and simple, boom-bap, sample heavy production.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Deeflux & Miracle - Unquenchable
                                                            2. Louie G X Barry Manalog - Stylin Merd
                                                            3. Cappo X Luther Andross - Ellar 
                                                            4. Deeflux & Miracle Feat Ash The Author & Gee Bag - Reel Me Back In 
                                                            5. Ash The Author X Barry Manalog Feat Mysdiggi & Dj Chud - Same As It Never Was 
                                                            6. Cappo X Luther Andross - Nye 
                                                            7. Louie G X Barry Manalog - Milty 
                                                            8. Ash The Author X Barry Manalog Feat Dj Chud - Modern Day Jazz Crumpet 
                                                            9. Deeflux & Miracle Feat Chrome - Oovavoo 


                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Soft Summer Breezes

                                                              Following in the wake of baroque chart toppers by the Zombies, Beatles, and the Left Banke, a dandier approach to garage rock flowered in the back half of the ’60s. Awash in majestic harpsichords, lilting guitars, melancholic organs, and middle school orchestras, Soft Summer Breezes captures the decade’s last gasps of optimism via 16 gentle moments of soft psychedelia.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              SIDE A
                                                              1. Life - Life
                                                              2. The Giant Crab - Soft Summer Breezes
                                                              3. Attila & The Huns - Here’s Where I Get Off
                                                              4. Lenny Roybal - Little Daisy
                                                              5. Margo Guryan - Can You Tell
                                                              6. J.C. Horton - Why Why Why
                                                              7. Richard Holman - Gentle Flying Dove
                                                              8. The Sound Control - When Will It End

                                                              SIDE B
                                                              1. The Goodthings - The Journey
                                                              2. Jerry Benicaso - Wounds Heal And Birds Fly Free
                                                              3. Bob Belche - Fall On Me Rain
                                                              4. Pisces - A Flower For All Seasons
                                                              5. Female Species - Baby Buggy
                                                              6. The Morning Sun - Someday
                                                              7. Larry Sands & The Sound Affair - You’ll Know The Words
                                                              8. The New Colony Six - The Time Of The Year Is Sunset

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Back To Black: Songs From The Original Motion Picture

                                                                The official soundtrack release to the new film of Amy Winehouse, Back  To Black, releasing Spring 2024. Amy Winehouse is widely considered as one of the greatest artists in recent history, selling more than 30 million records worldwide. Her acclaimed self-produced 2006 album Back to Black, propelled her to global stardom, going on to win a (then) record breaking 5 Grammy Awards, including Record Of The Year and Song of The Year for hit single Rehab.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Single LP/CD
                                                                1. Amy Winehouse - What Is It About Men
                                                                2. Amy Winehouse - Stronger Than Me
                                                                3. Amy Winehouse - Know You Now
                                                                4. The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack
                                                                5. Billie Holiday - All Of Me
                                                                6. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
                                                                7. Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs
                                                                8. Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy
                                                                9. Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game
                                                                10. Sarah Vaughan Featuring Clifford Brown - Embraceable You
                                                                11. Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
                                                                12. Nick Cave – Song For Amy

                                                                Double LP/CD
                                                                Disc 1:
                                                                1. Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser
                                                                2. Amy Winehouse - What Is It About Men
                                                                3. Amy Winehouse - Stronger Than Me
                                                                4. Amy Winehouse - I Heard Love Is Blind
                                                                5. The Specials - Ghost Town
                                                                6. Amy Winehouse - Know You Now
                                                                7. Little Anthony & The Imperials - I'm On The Outside (Looking In)
                                                                8. The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack
                                                                9. Billie Holiday - All Of Me
                                                                10. The Shangri-Las - Dressed In Black
                                                                11. Donny Hathaway - I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
                                                                12. The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun
                                                                13. Amy Winehouse - Fuck Me Pumps

                                                                Disc 2:
                                                                1. Tony Bennett - Body & Soul
                                                                2. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
                                                                3. Amy Winehouse - Valerie (Live Lounge Version)
                                                                4. Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs
                                                                5. Willie Nelson - That’s Life
                                                                6. Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy
                                                                7. Amy Winehouse - (There Is) No Greater Love
                                                                8. Amy Winehouse - Me & Mr Jones
                                                                9. Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game
                                                                10. Amy Winehouse - Rehab
                                                                11. Sarah Vaughan Featuring Clifford Brown - Embraceable You
                                                                12. Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
                                                                13. Nick Cave - Song For Amy

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Delta Swamp Rock - Sounds From The South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country And Soul - 2024 Reissue

                                                                  Soul Jazz Records’ classic, ‘Delta Swamp Rock’, features a killer all-star line-up of seminal artists who first blended rock, soul and country together to create a stunning new sound of southern American music in the 1970s.

                                                                  Featuring the Allman Brothers, Dan Penn, Leon Russell, Tony Joe White, Johnny Cash, Bobbie Gentry, Big Star, Link Wray, Area Code 615 and loads more.

                                                                  This album comes as a classic black vinyl edition complete with extensive original sleevenotes, interviews and exclusive photography, all spread over a 12-page fullsize magazine and two bespoke inner sleeves.

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Seasons
                                                                  2. Barefoot Jerry - Smokies
                                                                  3. Joe South - Hush
                                                                  4. Bobbie Gentry - Papa, Won’t You Let Me Go To Town With You
                                                                  5. Area Code 615 - Stone Fox Chase
                                                                  6. Cher - I Walk On Guilded Splinters
                                                                  7. Cowboy - Please Be With Me
                                                                  8. The Allman Brothers - Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
                                                                  9. Link Wray - Be What You Want To
                                                                  10. Boz Scaggs - I’ll Be Long Gone
                                                                  11. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Comin’ Home
                                                                  12. Bobbie Gentry - Seasons Come, Seasons Go
                                                                  13. Leon Russell - Out In The Woods
                                                                  14. Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie
                                                                  15. Barefoot Jerry - Come To Me Tonight
                                                                  16. Dan Penn - If Love Was Money
                                                                  17. Linda Ronstadt - I Won’t Be Hangin’ ‘Round
                                                                  18. Waylon Jennings - Big D
                                                                  19. Big Star - Thirteen
                                                                  20. Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta
                                                                  21. Travis Wammack - I Forgot To Remember To Forget
                                                                  22. Johnny Cash & June Carter - If I Were A Carpenter
                                                                  23. Billy Vera - I’m Leavin’ Here Tomorrow, Mama

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Jazz Dispensary: The Freedom Sound! The People Arise

                                                                    Let the sound of the night drums and the cry of the horns empower you! The crate diggers of Jazz Dispensary are proud to present a collection of jams propelled by the spirit of nature, protest, and freedom, featuring songs from pioneering musicians Joe Henderson, Gary Bartz, Ran Blake, Azar Lawrence, A.K. Salim, and The Dungills. 



                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    SIDE A:
                                                                    1. Afro-Centric – Joe Henderson
                                                                    2. Freedom One Day – Gary Bartz Quintet
                                                                    3. Theme For A New Day – Azar Lawrence
                                                                    SIDE B:
                                                                    4. Afrika – A.K. Salim
                                                                    5. Night Drums – The Dungills
                                                                    6. Three Seeds (A Suite): I) Regis Debray; II) Che Guevara; III) Malcolm – Ran Blake

                                                                    The first in a series of mini compilations exploring instrumental dub versions of sought after and long out of print titles from the world of reggae, disco, boogie and house. Many of these versions still contain vocals, snippets here and there drenched in delay or reverb, a style you’ll recognise from many of the Jura Soundsystem edits on the label. The late Glen Adams & Finesse open proceedings with their Island disco cover of Marvin Gaye’s classic, followed on the A2 by a super rare UK boogie / Brit funk mix of Tippa Irie’s ‘Panic Panic’ (shouts to Tippa for personally helping to push through the license) and the A side closes with the 80’s leaning ‘Yes I Do’ from Belgium’s Special Occasion. The first half of the B side comes from Carol Williams with the Special Club Dub mix of ‘Can’t Get Away’, originally a one sided promo only 10” from 1983 complete with spoken word intro from Carol thanking New York’s Metro DJs for their support of the song. The LP closes with a Jura Soundsystem Dubby Edit of La Palace De Beaute’s ‘Sin’ pulling back on the vocal and going heavy on the delay.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Matt says: Went criminally under-the-radar first time it was released in 2022. Strangely, volume 2 blew up! I think these five versions are just as hot as that material, so nice that Isle Of Jura have repressed for slow coaches like me who missed it first time round.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Glen Adams & Finesse - Sexual Instrumental
                                                                    Tippa Irie - Panic Panic (Express Mix)
                                                                    Special Occasion - Yes I Do (12” Instrumental Mix)
                                                                    Carol Williams - Can’t Get Away (From Your Love) (Special Club Dub Mix)
                                                                    La Palace De Beaute - Sin (Jura Soundsystem Dub)

                                                                    Next up and with a label debut is one of the leading Female artists on the circuit, Tini Gessler! Tini dropped some straight-up club fire on our sister label Toolroom Trax earlier in the year alongside Juliet Sikora and digs deep into her clubby roots once again with 'Do What You Want'. After releases on the mighty Drumcode, Sola and Kittball in recent years, her 10 year career is going from strength to strength which is seeing her DJ all over the Globe on a weekly basis and her music production is making huge waves within the industry, and rightly so. Next up Italian born DJ and producer, CASSIMM is back on Toolroom with a straight up club weapon! After laying down the delicious disco number last year called 'Get On The Funk' with Kid Enigma, this follows suit perfectly and fuses chunky beats, disco licks and has Bruno Blanc sharing some sentimental lyrics about how important house music is to all of us. Last but not least, French artist Tony Romera is back on Toolroom with another slice of Tech House fire. Tony Romera first stepped onto the scene 10 years ago as a fresh-faced 20 year old looking to make waves and disrupt the electronic music world with his unique style and French-house inspired beats. Since then he's been busy releasing music and experimenting with different sounds and styles, putting out music on a range of powerhouse labels and gaining support from the likes of Diplo, Fisher, Chris Lake, Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5, Vintage Culture, Adam Beyer and more. House Y'all's distinct character is built upon a warped, creeping bassline and tough, relentless beats providing an irresistible pulsing backdrop as the familiar chanted vocal emerges. A sonic trip that transports you deep into the heart of the underground.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1. Piero Pirupa - Party (Extended Mix)
                                                                    A2. Tini Gessler - Do What You Want (Extended Mix)
                                                                    B1. CASSIMM, Bruno Blanc - House Affair (Extended Mix)
                                                                    B2. Tony Romera - House Y'all (Extended Mix)

                                                                    Frits Wentink’s Bobby Donny Label returns once more for the second BODO-ACE VA release, featuring both familiar and new faces across a six track EP of previously digital only releases. Frits and friends continue to showcase the unique and impeccable sound of Bobby Donny. After the success of the first VA, this won’t be around for long, so buy or cry.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Matt says: Full to brim of fresh new house music. Frits Wentink and pals deploy a seriously heavy 12" for DJs doing the club thing over the next few months. Elegant and stylish throughout, if yer dig deep house then this'uns 4 U!

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1. Frits Wentink & Malin Genie - Teardrop Renaissance
                                                                    A2. Frits Wentink & Malin Genie - Atricot
                                                                    A3. Tom Paris - L’Enfer Du Paradis
                                                                    B1. Didier Chesto - Ow Yeah
                                                                    B2. Boy Berger - Etherial
                                                                    B3. Joy Jenkins - Flowers

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    The Best Of Rare Mod

                                                                      The ’Rare Mod’ series has been one of the most enduring Acid Jazzcurated comps of recent years. This included the CD Volumes 1-3 and a 3CD Boxset, uncovering a host of lost classics that capture sound of the original Mod scene: Hard R’n’B, Beat & Soul, and archetypal Pop from the 1960s.

                                                                      For the first time, the Best Of… is available on vinyl, with choice selections from across the series, presented in a hip, evocative sleeve, with printed inner, and on orange transparent vinyl. The track-list contains a couple from the legendary Fleur De Lys, as well as a track from their brief billing as ‘Shyster’. Elsewhere, there are several productions from unsung hero and prolific session man Graham Dee, and even a turn from young David Bowie performing with The Riot Squad!

                                                                      An absolute must-have collection of the less-heard tracks from one of the most iconic periods of British music.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Mud In My Eye – The Fleur De Lys
                                                                      2. It’s A Hard Way – Cathedral
                                                                      3. She’s Got The Time – The Afex
                                                                      4. Tick Tock – Shyster
                                                                      5. Big Bird – Dog Soul
                                                                      6. I’m A Man – The Top Six
                                                                      7. I’m Waiting For The Man – The Riot Squad
                                                                      8. We Can Make It Together – Tony & Tandy
                                                                      9. A Love I Believe In – Maxine
                                                                      10. Brick By Brick (Stone By Stone) – Fleur De Lys
                                                                      11. Soul Ride – Mike Berry
                                                                      12. Just A Little Misunderstanding – Richard Kent Style
                                                                      13. Sing A Simple Song – Ossie Lane Show
                                                                      14. Mr. Super Cool – Graham Dee

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                        Death Row Records/ gamma is pleased to announce the release of a 30th Anniversary edition of Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) on 17th May. This is the first time the full 21-song tracklist will be available on vinyl. All previous LP releases have been 18 tracks. It will be available on double yellow with orange and red splatter vinyl.

                                                                        Upon its initial release, Above The Rim (The Soundtrack) sold over 2 million copies and held the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B Albums chart for 10 consecutive weeks. The soundtrack is loaded with songs from epic artists including Tha Dogg Pound featuring Nate Dogg and Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr. Dre, Warren G, DJ Quik and Al B. Sure! Additionally, this special 30th Anniversary edition will now include tracks from 2Pac "Pain" (feat. Stretch), Lord G “Mi Monie Rite!" and 2Pac “Loyal To The Game" (feat. Treach & Riddler).

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Side A
                                                                        1. Anything Swv
                                                                        2. Old Time's Sake Sweet Sable
                                                                        3. Part Time Lover H-Town
                                                                        4. Big Pimpin’ The Dogg Pound Gangstas
                                                                        5. Didn’t Mean To Turn You On 2nd Ii None

                                                                        Side B
                                                                        1. Doggie Style D.J. Rogers
                                                                        2. Regulate Nate Dogg & Warren G
                                                                        3. Pour Out A Little Liquor Thug Life
                                                                        4. Gonna Give It To Ya Jewell & Aaron Hall
                                                                        5. Afro Puffs The Lady Of Rage

                                                                        Side C

                                                                        1. Jus So Ya No Cpo-Boss Hogg
                                                                        2. Hoochies Need Love Too Paradise
                                                                        3. I’m Still In Love With You Al B. Sure!
                                                                        4. Crack ‘Em O.F.T.B.
                                                                        5. U Bring Da Dog Out Rhythm & Knowledge
                                                                        6. Blowed Away B-Rezell

                                                                        Side D
                                                                        1. It's Not Deep Enough Jewell
                                                                        2. Dogg Pound 4 Life Tha Dogg Pound
                                                                        3. Pain 2pac & Stretch
                                                                        4. Mi Monie Rite! Lord G
                                                                        5. Loyal To The Game 2pac, Treach & Riddler

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Someone Like Me

                                                                          Efficient Space continue with their very highly regarded compilations. And this looks like another classic..

                                                                          A humanity-reminding suite of miracle moments, Someone Like Me unites a geographically unbound cast of real people in pursuit of a meaningful connection. Taping their lived experience in economic studios in quiet English counties, Pacific Northwest woodland retreats and the big city bustle of Sydney and Los Angeles, these kindred spirits rendered sheer beauty in the process. Custom pressed folk songs of love, loss and the lord saviour.

                                                                          Illuminating minor works from seasoned players such as former Syndicate Of Sound chart-topper Sharkey and late-era Canned Heat lynchpin James Thornbury, the collection simultaneously honours the fleeting amateurism of hobby musicians. With their one shot at tangible vinyl, freshman Lynne Ann Kingan realised her loose bubblegum rocker on campus time, while U.S. Navy recruit Fred Potts cut his unconditionally serene ballad remotely stationed on a Spanish naval base. Spartan production continues to reign with Jon Betmead’s hair-raising gospel, howling into infinite space, and Goldrust’s stripped back garden hymn.

                                                                          Throughout the hour-long reflection, faith has an intermittent yet revelatory presence, most overtly with the divine choral soul of Seventh-day Adventist quartet Remnant. More subtly, Gary Ramey and Jim Kennedy both turned to song in their spiritual quests, offering their all to a universal power. An irrefutable compilation cornerstone, the National Office For Black Catholics showcased Charles Murphy’s lionhearted account of the Black experience at a 1971 concert. Five years earlier, high school seniors The Superwomen would use their hauntingly angelic harmonies to address racial inequity with a breathless take on ‘Lowlands’.

                                                                          Reaching the furthest corners, Someone Like Me secures the inaugural licence of three homespun masterpieces. Discovered by fluke in the digital haystacks of Youtube and Soundcloud, Jim Huxley’s bedroom pop earworm melds peacefully into Charlie Webster’s synthesized reverie. Meanwhile, Hollywood’s John Agostino introduces us to the bizarre world of tax scam records, with the artist only now learning that his tender psych-folk demos were leaked via a 1977 bootleg.

                                                                          Compiled and lovingly restored by armchair digger Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring/The Green Child), Someone Like Me pays due service to seventeen rarefied journals of truth and devotion. Adorned with visual artist Chris Fallon’s figure and flora dream extractions, the uniting songbook is further detailed by expansive track-by-track liner notes and a forward from San Franciscan poet Rod Roland.


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Sharkey - Someone Like Me
                                                                          2. Lynne Ann Kingan - If You Love Me - Hate Me
                                                                          3. James Thornbury - So Tan
                                                                          4. Jim Huxley - Only A Song
                                                                          5. Charlie Webster - Snodland
                                                                          6. The Bob Hughes Band - You Broke My Heart
                                                                          7. Goldrust - Going Yesterday
                                                                          8. Jim Kennedy - You Are The Reason
                                                                          9. Jon Betmead - Marie Elene
                                                                          10. Charles Murphy - The Foot That's Holding Me Down
                                                                          11. Remnant - I Will Set You Free
                                                                          12. Fred Potts - Following Rainbows
                                                                          13. The Superwomen - Lowlands
                                                                          14. Robison Kaplan Ltd. - Don't Say Goodbye
                                                                          15. Gary Ramey - You Are His
                                                                          16. John Agostino - Loss Of Love
                                                                          17. Ritchie Tierney - Please Stop Breaking Me Down

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          The Power Of The Heart: A Tribute To Lou Reed

                                                                            It goes without saying that the legendary Lou Reed was a true rock ’n’ roll pioneer. From The Velvet Underground’s debut in 1967 all the way through the end of his days, Reed sang truth from his heart. He lived life to the limit—and then some. The Power of the Heart is a tribute to Reed’s freedom of expression with covers spanning his groundbreaking years with the Velvets into his majestic solo career. Each track is a glorious extension of the Rock ’n’ Roll Animal’s soul, ever adventurous and avant-garde. The Power of the Heart: A Tribute to Lou Reed kicks off with a legend in his own right, Keith Richards, reimagining the Velvets’ classic, “I’m Waiting for the Man.” Richards’ rendition instantly invites you on board this unforgettable ride.

                                                                            In stark contrast, “Perfect Day” is somehow even more melancholy than the original given the Rufus Wainwright treatment, featuring sparse fingerpicking and gentle harmonies. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts deliver a version of “I’m So Free” that would have even Lou rockin’ in his grave. It’s thrilling to hear these songs reinterpreted and sung by such heavyweights; you can even hear as Lucinda Williams channels the spirit of Lou with her take on “Legendary Hearts.”

                                                                            Other tracks include a punk-drunk, loved-up duet by real-life lovers Angel Olsen & Maxim Ludwig with “I Can’t Stand It,” and Rickie Lee Jones’ reimagining of “Walk on the Wild Side,” both whimsical and enticing with her whispery vocals, stripped-down percussion, and a piano fit for a late-night lounge. This tribute album truly defies genre, but its throughline, in the end, is its heart: a deeply thoughtful collection of songs that shaped a generation, each paying homage to a man whose body of work still sings.

                                                                            “To me, Lou stood out. The real deal! Something important to American music and to ALL MUSIC! I miss him and his dog.” – Keith Richards.

                                                                            “Lou seemed fearless to me, like he’d rather die than be a people-pleaser. I took inspiration from that.” – Rosanne Cash.

                                                                            “Lou Reed is my earliest influence, my introduction to punk rock, and the soundtrack to the beginning of my romance with Maxim.” – Angel Olsen.

                                                                            “Lou Reed has been gone now for many years. He’s one of the few people whom I miss as much now as when he left. There are so many instances where I wonder what he would say or what he would think. His general aura would always lend something really unique to the room. Thank God he left his great music and recordings. His personality is sorely missed. Love you, Lou.” – Rufus Wainwright.


                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            I'm Waiting For The Man - Keith Richards
                                                                            I Can't Stand It - Maxim Ludwig & Angel Olsen
                                                                            Perfect Day - Rufus Wainwright
                                                                            I'm So Free - Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
                                                                            Sally Can't Dance - Bobby Rush
                                                                            Walk On The Wild Side - Rickie Lee Jones
                                                                            I Love You, Suzanne - The Afghan Whigs
                                                                            Coney Island Baby - Mary Gauthier
                                                                            Legendary Hearts - Lucinda Williams
                                                                            New Sensations - Automatic
                                                                            Magician - Rosanne Cash
                                                                            The Power Of The Heart (bonus Track Cd Only) - Brogan Bentley

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Ghana Special (Volume 2): Electronic Highlife & Afro Sounds In The Diaspora 1980​-​93

                                                                              Highlighting a time when the burgeoning Ghanaian diaspora across Europe and North America was utilising new music technology and recording techniques. A period of movement, emigration and innovation.

                                                                              The dawn of the 80s saw an increase in emigration following a period of political upheaval at home, with many Ghanaians moving to Europe - especially Germany - to find work. Musicians recording both at home and abroad began to blend highlife with outside influences, taking inspiration from US disco and boogie, European new wave and Caribbean zouk and soca, reflecting new surroundings and cementing musical connections forged in London, Hamburg, Toronto and New York.

                                                                              Ghana Special celebrates this key period of musical innovation and cultural
                                                                              exchange that redefined the parameters of Ghanaian music and accelerated the cultural exchange between West Africa and Europe.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. The Godfathers - Ebe Ye Yie Ni
                                                                              2. Pat Thomas - Gye Wani
                                                                              3. Pepper, Onion, Ginger & Salt - M.C. Mambo
                                                                              4. Andy Vans - Adjoa Amisa
                                                                              5. George Darko - Kaakyire Nua
                                                                              6. Rex Gyamfi - Obiara Bewu
                                                                              7. Starlite - Anoma Koro
                                                                              8. Abdul Raheem - Alaiye
                                                                              9. Jon K - Asafo
                                                                              10. Kwasi Afari Minta - Barima Nsu
                                                                              11. Marijata (feat. Ata Kak) - Otanhunu
                                                                              12. Gyedu Blay Ambolley - Apple
                                                                              13. Dadadi - Jigi Jigi
                                                                              14. Charles Amoah - Fre Me (Call Me)
                                                                              15. Ernest Honny - New Dance
                                                                              16. Bessa Simons - Sii Nana
                                                                              17. Nan Mayen - Mumude
                                                                              18. Nana Budjei - Asobrachie

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Soul Jazz Records Presents: In The Beginning There Was Rhythm - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                Unavailable for over 20 years, ‘In The Beginning There Was Rhythm’ was Soul Jazz Records’ first foray into post-punk and punk-funk in the UK, capturing the groundbreaking, seminal groups that crossed the divide of punk and dance music for the first time.

                                                                                First released in 2001, this album is fully remastered, remade and presented once more in its entirety and features A Certain Ratio, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, The Human League, The Pop Group, Gang of Four, The Slits, 23 Skidoo and This Heat.

                                                                                This album comes as a CD and as a double black vinyl edition with download code complete with two bespoke inner bags containing extensive sleevenotes and original photography.

                                                                                As Muzik magazine noted on its initial release, ‘In The Beginning There Was Rhythm’ is a choice selection from the fertile post-punk period when bands thought nothing of combining politics and philosophy with imported dance rhythms and edgy industrial angst.

                                                                                Most of the bands featured come from the then bleak postindustrial North of England - Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds as well as Bristol and London - and yet all show a fascination with Black American rhythms and an experimentation in sound that was completely unique at the time.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. A Certain Ratio - Shack Up
                                                                                2. 23 Skidoo - Coup
                                                                                3. Gang Of Four - To Hell With Poverty
                                                                                4. The Human League - Being Boiled
                                                                                5. The Slits - In The Beginning There Was Rhythm (Early Version)
                                                                                6. This Heat - 24 Track Loop
                                                                                7. Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
                                                                                8. The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil
                                                                                9. Cabaret Voltaire - Sluggin' Fer Jesus
                                                                                10. 23 Skidoo - Vegas El Bandito
                                                                                11. A Certain Ratio - Knife Slits Water

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Cumbia Cumbia Cumbia!!! Vol. 2

                                                                                  A selection of 28 Colombian cumbia bangers for the dance floor from the deep vaults of Codiscos and associated labels Costeño, Zeida and Famoso, all of them originally released between 1962 and 1983.

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

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Voodoo Mambosis & Other Tropical Diseases Vol. 2

                                                                                    This is the 2nd volume in the new Voodoo Mambosis And Other Tropical Diseases series on Stag-O-Lee. What does a friend of the obscure 7"s do when he already has everything in the field of Rhythm & Blues etc.? He is looking for other fields of activity.

                                                                                    He made a little trip around the world here, let his new love of cumbia flow in, mixed in a pinch of voodoo, reactivated some old blues heroes, plus some exotica - it never hurts.

                                                                                    The cover, also designed by Jens-O-Matic, is a homage to the groundbreaking "84 compilation Rockabilly Psychosis and the Garage Disease!

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    ALFA/YEN Records 1980-1987: Techno Pop And Other Electronic Adventures In Tokyo (LITA Exclusive)

                                                                                      Recording technology was completely revolutionized in the 80s by the multitrack recorder, with the popularity of 24-channel SSL consoles sweeping the world. Japanese pop music created during this wave of digital improvement is now recognized worldwide as ""City Pop."" Techno Pop was another offshoot born of the same revolution.

                                                                                      Precise, computer-controlled beats produced by groups like Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) introduced a different type of sound to the masses. By now, these works have been brought into the international limelight and continue to be a major influence on today's music.

                                                                                      At the center of Tokyo’s Techno Pop scene was ALFA/YEN Records. The label left behind an impressive body of work, but much of it wasn't made widely available... until now!

                                                                                      This new, definitive compilation focuses on the music archives of the YEN Records catalog, available for the first time exclusively at Light in the Attic. This is a true celebration of Japan's Techno Pop scene of the 80s, reissued with the intent that future generations, internationally, will be able to discover, enjoy, and appreciate ALFA/YEN and its significant contributions to the sonic landscape of the 80s and beyond.


                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. SEOUL MUSIC - YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA
                                                                                      2. ZOOT KOOK - SANDII
                                                                                      3. Sakisaka To Momonai No Gokigen Ikaga One Two Three - You An’ Me Orgasmus Orchestra
                                                                                      4. Drip Dry Eyes - Yukihiro Takahashi
                                                                                      5. SUKI-SUKI-DAISUKI - Jun Togawa
                                                                                      6. Parallelisme - Miharu Koshi
                                                                                      7. Bikkuri Party No Theme - Haruomi Hosono & Yukihiro Takahashi
                                                                                      8. Sakasa Kenjin Eagas - Apogee & Perigee
                                                                                      9. Yumemiru Yakusoku - Haruomi Hosono
                                                                                      10. ROCK - Hajime Tachibana
                                                                                      11. Riot In Lagos - Ryuichi Sakamoto
                                                                                      12. Radarman - Jun Togawa
                                                                                      13. Platonic - Haruomi Hosono
                                                                                      14. BEAT THE RAP- Super Eccentric Theater
                                                                                      15. Rap Phenomena - YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA
                                                                                      16. LEXINGTON QUEEN - Ryuichi Sakamoto
                                                                                      17. Chanel No #5 No On The Rock - Sheena
                                                                                      18. Beach Girl - TESTPATTERN
                                                                                      19. FLASHBACK - Yukihiro Takahashi
                                                                                      20. Automne Dans Un Miroir - Tamao Koike
                                                                                      21. Ascending - INTERIOR

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      Eccentric Soul: The Tammy Label

                                                                                        Lost in the soot and fallout from Youngstown, Ohio’s infamous Black Monday steel industry collapse was Tony March’s cross-generational Tammy label. From its early days as a doo wop powerhouse to their last gasps chasing disco hits, Tammy unintentionally documented Youngstown’s small but prolific Black music scene. This single LP surveys the label’s best R&B, soul, funk, and disco, with 13 tracks from Ice Cold Love, Lynn Minor, J.C. and the Soul Angels, The Snapshots, Iron Knowledge, Roy Jefferson, and Steel City Band. Housed in a deluxe tip-on jacket, with a booklet crammed full of notes and ephemera, The Tammy Label continues Numero’s 20 year tradition of preserving regional Ohio music.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Ice Cold Love - Sheer Magic
                                                                                        2. Lynn Minor And His Band - I Finally Found True Love
                                                                                        3. J.C. & The Soul Angels - True Love Is Hard To Find
                                                                                        4. Ice Cold Love - Wonderful To Be Loved
                                                                                        5. Iron Knowledge - Oh Love
                                                                                        6. The Snapshots - Should I Believe You
                                                                                        7. J.C. & The Soul Angels - Angel's Theme
                                                                                        8. J.C. & The Soul Angels - Nightmare Strut
                                                                                        9. J.C. & The Soul Angels - Dance Party (Pt.1)
                                                                                        10. Steel City Band - Shakin' It Down (Pt.1)
                                                                                        11. Iron Knowledge - Give Me A Little Taste Of Your Love (Pt.2)
                                                                                        12. Roy Jefferson With J.C. & The Soul Angels - He's Got To Go (Pt. 1)*
                                                                                        13. Lynn Minor And His Band - Hesitate One Time For Me

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        Brown Acid: The Eighteenth Trip

                                                                                          EIGHTEEN AND I LIKE IT… if you survived trips 1-17 with one tiny speck of psychedelic sunshine intact, Brown Acid The 18th Trip will be your coming of age nightmare. Vintage underground '70s hard rock, coming at you from bizarre angles, local scene wasteland America when everybody was out for themselves and the drugs went bleak. The guitars kill, the attitude is twisted, even the sex is headed down the wrong road. Real people, no compromise, pure and potent. Get stoked, take the 18th Trip and know that the artists will get paid for pulverizing your soul!

                                                                                          "People… are you ready?, 'cause the music now is getting so heavy"… Back Jack out of St. Louis, Missouri in 1974 launch our trip with "Bridge Waters Dynamite". It's an invocation to rock flashing on Mark Farner whooping up a Grand Funk crowd, then getting to the point quickly with berserk guitar assaults. Heavy riff with power chord stalks beneath as you take their advice… get loose and blow up the past.

                                                                                          Smokin' Buku Band dropped my jaw with the audacious track "Hot Love" coming on like some fractured fever dream burlesque of Led Zep moves out of Hollywood in 1980. Swooping elongated vocals above, a total Zep chord move at the end of each verse. Writer/producer Steve Shauger aka Shag Stevens gets a brilliantly messed up sound quality here, the ideal polar opposite of slick. The extended guitar break is an epitome of serendipitously crude virtuosity, simply outrageous!

                                                                                          Coming at you from way outta left field is "Moby Shark" by Atlantis, a hilarious and strange Baltimore pre-punk vibed dose of D.I.Y. meets hard rock. Lon Talbot is the mastermind, the flip side of this impossibly rare Mekon Records label single was featured in an obscure 1978 B-movie titled "The Alien Factor". Follow the lyrics closely, when the ominous jaws jaws jaws start coming after you you you… the song's big hook is so preposterously catchy the shark attack feels like good news. Inquiring minds should know that the band formerly known as Atlantis can now be found by searching for the Lon Talbot Group!

                                                                                          Tommy Stuart and the Rubberband's "Peeking Through Your Window" from 1970 opens with a spooky organ riff, slips into a gushy fuzz/organ groove akin to "Mustache In Your Face” by Pretty. The singer creates downright creepy vibes,

                                                                                          a stalker peeking through the girl's mind like a peeping Tom at the window up to no good. The lyrics evoke a disturbing scenario. Tommy Stuart also made a strange LP titled Hound Dog Man in 1977 and some terrific rare garage singles under the names Magnificent Seven and The Omen & Their Love in the mid '60s.

                                                                                          Nothing better than an angry two chord guitar attack with cowbell to set the stage for this rant about getting "Ripped Off" by love. Taken from their rare 1977 LP on Dynamite Records, Chicago Triangle was Marvey Esparza, Dave Guereca, Jose 'Tarr' Perez and Robert Aguilera. They unleash such strong brain-scrubbing wah wah frenzy in the guitar break here that it seems to perversely mock it's own intensity! Like I said, Brown Acid the 18th Trip comes at you from all kinds of uncanny angles.

                                                                                          Damnation of Adam Blessing out of Cleveland, Ohio unleashed a stone killer psychedelic hard rock classic "Cookbook" in the late '60s, this track "Nightmare" from 1973 has them cooking again at full power. A different singer, name change to Damnation and then Glory, unleashing a deadly dose of dark progressive heavy rock drama peaking when spooky 'oooo-wa-oooo' background vocals emerge during a bizarre spoken bit. It unfolds like a mini-epic and includes some remarkably brutal guitar and turbulent organ, too.

                                                                                          "Swing your sword, all aboard… bid farewell to the dreamer" Dalquist exclaims. Cynical view of human nature, idealism is over, war is coming, it always does. Opens with a cold menacing riff and atmosphere reminiscent of "Synthezoid Heartbreak" by Maya. Mournful despondent vocals ride an insistent churning groove, gnarly guitar break moves into free noise territory. This rare track is from a local various artists benefit album titled Kangaroo Jam issued for the Waco Family Abuse Center in Texas circa 1980.

                                                                                          The Pawnbrokers "Realize" is prime proto heavy rock emerging out of psychedelic garage roots in 1968 Fargo, North Dakota. Unusual arrangement, terrific sustain guitar tones like on the first Blue Cheer LP, even a rip on Hendrix "Manic Depression" with unison voice and guitar ascent near the end. They made three 45s and were active from '65 to '69. Hats off to Blake English, Kent Richey, Paul Rogne and Steve Harrison, you nailed it in just a hair over two minutes! As pure and creative as the original psychedelic garage hard rock gets.

                                                                                          Parchment Farm from Union, Missouri gigged with the likes of ZZ Top and Foghat back in the day and unleashed the amazing "Songs Of The Dead" in 1971. Primitive riff/chord pattern dosed with some funky prog moves, sky turning black, 'is this heaven or hell' type disoriented confusion… may as well grab your guitar and sing songs to the dead. Robert 'Ace' Williams on bass, Paul Cockrum on guitar, Gary Reed on keys and Micky Waterman on drums, replacing Mike Dulany (R.I.P.) Cool that they use the Blue Cheer misspelling from Vincebus Eruptum for the band name!

                                                                                          Ominous organ, thick minimalist fuzz riff, funky psychedelic wah wah flashes and freaky sex combine in one twisted dance titled "Rockin' Chair" by Brothers Of The Ghetto. Out of Chicago in 1975 with some Santana atmospherics and a delicious fuzz wah screamin' guitar break, the groove is highlighted by an off the wall vocal which sounds eerily detached in a subtly sleazy way. Rene Maxwell is the writer of this hard-rock boogie-down hybrid straight out of the twilight zone. It was issued on Ghetto, a subsidiary of the peculiar Kiderian label that released the Creme Soda LP. Now that your head is totally skewered, go Back Jack and play side one again! (Words by Paul Major).

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                          Back Jack - Bridge Waters Dynamite
                                                                                          St. Louis, Missouri 1974

                                                                                          The Smokin' Buku Band - Hot Love
                                                                                          Hollywood, California 1980

                                                                                          Atlantis - Moby Shark
                                                                                          Baltimore, Maryland 1975

                                                                                          Tommy Stuart & The Rubberband - Peeking Through Your Window
                                                                                          Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1970

                                                                                          The Chicago Triangle - Ripped Off
                                                                                          Chicago, Illinois 1977

                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                          Parchment Farm - Songs Of The Dead
                                                                                          Union, Missouri 1971

                                                                                          Glory (Damnation Of Adam Blessing) - Nightmare
                                                                                          Cleveland, Ohio 1973

                                                                                          Dalquist - Farewell To The Dreamer
                                                                                          Waco, Texas 1980

                                                                                          The Pawnbrokers - Realize
                                                                                          Fargo, North Dakota 1968

                                                                                          Brothers Of The Ghetto – Rockin' Chair
                                                                                          Chicago, Illinois 1975

                                                                                          Nu Groove spotlights the artists that made the legendary NYC label a firm favourite of crate diggers of the time with a series of its vital tracks revisited by leading selectors of today. The label, born in 1988 by Frank and Karen Mendez as an outlet for the experimental works of the Burrell Brothers, quickly became a home for up-and-coming genre pioneers. ‘Nu Groove Edits, Vol. 6’ begins with the late Soulphiction, one of Germany’s most prolific house producers, and their Tweakin Edit of Emjay’s ‘Come ‘N Get It’, originally produced by Rheji Burrell. Next up is another Burrell production, the eponymous single by Tech Trax Inc. receives a Dub Edit from enigmatic genre-bending duo Acid Jerks. Italian house and disco experts Dirty Channels return, unveiling their edit of ‘Better Than Sex’ by Dee Gorgeous, before the Grammy award-winning production duo of Honey Dijon & Luke Solomon close the package out with their edit of ‘Ravenswood House’ by Rheji Burrell’s N.Y. House’n Authority.

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Matt says: Another tasty clutch of acid house rarities, edited and re-presented by some modern machinesmiths. Much like Paranoid London's edit series - they hone in on that fruitful period between '87 - '92.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Emjay - Come 'N Get It (Soulphiction’s Tweakin Edit)
                                                                                          A2. Tech Trax Inc. - Tech Trax Inc (Acid Jerks Dub Edit)
                                                                                          B1. Dee Gorgeous - Better Than Sex (Dirty Channels Edit)
                                                                                          B2. N.Y. House'n Authority - Ravenswood House' (Honey Dijon & Luke)

                                                                                          FEATURING AN ALL NEW 11TRACK DOUBLE 12INCH VINYL DANCE MUSIC COMPILATION COMING FROM NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK FEATURING BRAND NEW MUSIC BY RON TRENT, TIMMY REGISFORD, VICK LAVENDER, JOVONN, MARK FRANCIS, DJ PUNCH, CASEY AND JOAQUIN JOE CLAUSSELL.

                                                                                          It was two and a half years ago when a conversation took place between Sal Carmona and Dj Producer Jovonn Armstrong; talks of which planted a seed in Sal Carmona’s ear, which years later would manifest what was once a dream into a reality. No stranger, nor a newcomer in the world of dance music, Sal’s experience in the club scene goes way back to the days when his sisters, to whom he credits for helping shape the person he is today, took him to Dave Mancuso's The Loft. An experience that he recalls being nothing short of magical. It was a spiritual encounter that immediately took over thus steering him towards the direction of clubs such as The Paradise Garage, Bentley's, Underground, Red Parrot, Latin Quarters, Roseland, Studio 54, just to name a few. Years later, Sal decided to take on the role, of which he became quite successful at, of promoting his own events in New York City; throwing regular parties at venues such as Park Circle & USA roller skating rinks, Red Parrot, The Palladium, The Copacabana and many others, soon becoming one of the premier go to promoters in NYC. Taking a long and well-deserved hiatus from the club scene, in 2012 Sal decided to make his return back to what he loves. It was around this time that he began thinking what it would be like to venture into creating his very own record label. Envisioning his first release being a bona fide House Music Album, one that would include some of his favorite producers. Not one to let dreams drift into the ether, while recollecting on that conversation with Jovan way back, Sal set out to make that vision manifest into a reality and thus emerged this dope compilation titled Banger “Make My Body Shake” “Make the Speakers Shake”

                                                                                          A great idea which brings together an interesting mix that includes highly sought out and respected veteran producers in the scene, such as Timmy Registford, Ron Trent, Dj Jovonn, and Joe Claussell. Alongside with up and coming DJ producers who are garnering their own adulation of fans, in the likes of Vick Lavender, Mark Francis, Conway Kasey, and DJ Punch. With valuable directional contributions from friend Joe Claussell, this, to say the least, has become far more than just a seriously dope compilation that consists of a unique coming together of serious dance music. More than the aforementioned, Sal Carmona has manifested a dream into a game changing music scripture that is one of a kind, especially in this day and age where it seems where things are thrown together hoping for something to stick. On the contrary, this is well planned and thought out dopeness at A higher level consisting of all new house music that hasn’t been brought together like this in a very long time and probably not for a while afterwards. 

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Matt says: Phwooaar!! New shit from the NY / NJ house axis featuring a truly all star cast of producers, each of whom turns out an absolutely stellar contribution. Essential new jams from two of house music's maternal territories.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Adira Kasey - Cover (Conway Remix) 
                                                                                          A2. Ron Trent - Star Strut  
                                                                                          B1. Vick Lavender - Day Light 
                                                                                          B2. DJ Punch - Make My Body Shake 
                                                                                          C1. Timmy Registford Instrumental - Funa 
                                                                                          C2. Vick Lavender - MJs Revenge 
                                                                                          C3. Joe Claussell - A Deeper Grace LP Version 
                                                                                          D1. Jovonn Armstrong - Latin Deep 
                                                                                          D2. DJ Punch - Afro Congo Traxx 
                                                                                          D3. Mark Francis - Everlasting
                                                                                          D4. Conway Kasey - Caminho Espiritual (4:00) 03:00

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          Almacks 03

                                                                                          Ohhhh Shiiiiiiii...After a triumphant reception, ALMACKS return for a third sortie...

                                                                                          Hit-n-run blends and vinyl only amends. L I M I T E D !!

                                                                                          ALMACKS provides community in secret spaces.
                                                                                          The sublime liminal.

                                                                                          Check for pleasure... 

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Matt says: ALMACKS return with a five track smorgasbord of soulful, slow house offerings. We still don't know who's behind these edits, but on this outing we get authentic beatdown styles somewhere between Amp Fiddler, Andres and Peven Everett. Mega!

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1
                                                                                          A2
                                                                                          B1
                                                                                          B2
                                                                                          B3

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          Soup Edits 3

                                                                                            The now infamous, still anonymous Soup cartel return with volume three of the cult series. 

                                                                                            Four more cuts that delve deep into low slung discoid deviance. Never letting the tempo dictate the energy, instead relying heavily on mood, obscurity and rhythm. The only one I recognize out of this lot is the Greg Wilson favourite "XR7 - xr7 instrumental"; but the other three cuts are equally enticing.

                                                                                            Essential stuff for those who like to get closer to the edit - RIYL: Andi Hanley, Greg Wilson, COMBI,  Eros etc etc. 

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Matt says: Swiftly onto their third dish, the illusive Soup collective dish out four more well blended bowls of sonic goodness. Tweaks and re-edits for the more adventurous DJ!

                                                                                            With an intrigue for a particular niche of old UK hardcore which takes cues from Sheffield bleep ambience, heady rave futurism and soft, almost new age synth pads, Blank Mind presents ‘Lost Paradise: Blissed Out Hardcore 91-94’. Though the records gathered for the compilation span a short three-year period and bridge the gap between scenes, the collection manages to find a sweet spot where the influence of Warp’s Artificial Intelligence, back room chill out sonics and the nascent jungle boom meet with elements of Italian piano house and slower breakbeat cuts.

                                                                                            Opting to focus on atmosphere to highlight shared connections; in this case the duality of often serene and calming soundscapes with frenzied breaks and bass (see Hedgehog Affair’s ‘Parameters’ and Luxury’s ‘Twirl’ respectively); Lost Paradise is a formidable collection of tracks plucked from a thriving time for British dance music experimentation. The general themes of ascension and escapism channeled through digital samplers are also inescapably linked to a turbulent time in politics, beginning in the post-Thatcher years and culminating in the year the harshest anti-rave Criminal Justice Act came into force.

                                                                                            Initially building the compilation around DJ Mayhem’s track ‘Inesse’, Blank Mind label founder Sam Purcell and Amsterdam based producer Tammo Hesselink began a process of swapping favourites and deep cuts to spread across this 2x12” doublepack. The compilation avoids any obvious centerpieces through masterful sequencing, allowing for moments of refrain and tempo changes in a way that helps add to their overall vision of what this music is and can be; “We wanted to frame hardcore in a different light, looking at this idea of ecstasy through the traditional meaning of the word and exploring that symbolism”. By drawing from what some might consider the softer edges of the movement, the pair offer a look into the relevance of these tracks in the contemporary era, where the past years have seen both an explosion in popularity of old ambient/new-age music and a certified jungle revival.

                                                                                            All tracks remastered from original DATs, with the exception of Sleepwalker's "Age Of Aquarius" which has been professionally ripped and cleaned.


                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Matt says: The hardcore revival is truly in full force now, with plenty of labels and producers mining this fruitful period of UK decadence. Blank Mind curate a rather special set that should have the spine tingling and the bassbins rattling nicely.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1. Sleepwalker - Age Of Aquarius (L.D Remix)
                                                                                            A2. Hedgehog Affair - Parameters
                                                                                            B1. DJ Mayhem - Inesse
                                                                                            B2. Luxury - Twirl
                                                                                            C1. The Invisible Man - The Flute Tune
                                                                                            C2. Escape - Escape (The Optical Mix)
                                                                                            D1. Skanna - This Way
                                                                                            D2. Xray Xperiments - Techcore

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Sounds From The Flightpath Estate (GLS017)

                                                                                              LAST REMAINING COPIES!!

                                                                                              The Flightpath Estate in association with the Golden Lion have compiled a double vinyl album.

                                                                                              'Sounds From the Flightpath Estate'

                                                                                              9 exclusive tracks plus a previously unavailable Two Lone Swordsmen track. An exclusive cover of 'Smokebelch' by Andy Bell plus one-off recordings by Hardway Bros, Timothy J. Fairplay, Justin Robertson, Richard Sen, Sons Of Slough, Rude Audio, 10:40 and a world renowned Belfast based DJ and producer.

                                                                                              The Flightpath Estate is a Facebook group dedicated to the music, art and work of Andrew Weatherall. It began life in 2013 and has become a virtual home to his fans, friends and family. It is also the host of the Weatherdrive - thousands of hours of recordings of Andrew Weatherall’s DJ sets, mixes and radio shows.

                                                                                              'Sounds From The Flightpath Estate' is a compilation celebrating people and places, the outlook, aesthetic and music Andrew Weatherall was known for, and the sense of community and love of music centered around The Golden Lion.

                                                                                              The sounds are forward thinking, created with a deep understanding of the music of the past but future facing, dance floor oriented and made with love.

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                                                                                              Limited edition double black vinyl, 500 copies only. Gatefold jacket with notes.

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                                                                                              Mastered by Andrew Liles

                                                                                              Sleeve art by Personality Crisis

                                                                                              Labels by Walter Russ



                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              Matt says: The first full length compilation to arrive from the creative hub / musical ashram that is The Golden Lion in Todmorden. Working with Andrew Weatherall’s friends, family and collaborators (plus two large online communities), the compilation even includes an unreleased Two Lone Swordman track and will likely be one of the most sought after releases on this incredibly strong and prolific label.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1 - Two Lone Swordsmen - The Crescents
                                                                                              A2 - Sons Of Slough - Red Machine (GL Soundcheck)
                                                                                              A3 - Timothy J. Fairplay - Centurion Version

                                                                                              B1 - Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33's - Curtains Twitch On Peaks
                                                                                              B2 - Richard Sen - Tough On Chug, Tough On The Causes Of Chug

                                                                                              C1 - Rude Audio - Running Wild
                                                                                              C2 - 10:40 - Three Rings

                                                                                              D1 - Hardway Bros - Theme For Flightpath Estate
                                                                                              D2 - The Light Brigade - Human : Remains
                                                                                              D3 - Andy Bell - Smokebelch II

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Blue Note Re:Imagined (RSD24 EDITION)

                                                                                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.

                                                                                                Blue Note Re:imagined was first released in 2020 featuring fresh takes on music from the illustrious Blue Note Records vaults recorded by a heavyweight line-up of the UK jazz, soul, and R&B sceneís most hotly-tipped rising stars. This incredible compilation includes artists such as Jorja Smith, Jordan Rakai, Ezra Collective, Poppy Ajudha and more. This new version of Blue Note Re:imagined, pressed exclusively for Record Store Day on Smokey Clear & Blue vinyl with new blue cover, includes an exclusive bonus track - Jorja Smith ñ Rose Rouge (Joy Orbison Remix). On itís original release Blue Note Re:imagined topped jazz charts around the globe and infuses the spirit of the new UK jazz generation into the legendary labelís iconic catalog, balancing the genreís tradition with its future and reflecting the melting pot of talent and diversity within the current scene.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Side A: 1. Jorja Smith ñ Rose Rouge2. Ezra Collective ñ Footprints3. Poppy Ajudha - Watermelon Man (Under The Sun)4. JordanRakei ñ Wind Parade Side B:1. Skinny Pelembe - Illusion (Silly Apparition)2. Alfa Mist ñ Galaxy3. Ishmael Ensemble ñ Search For PeaceSide C:1. Nubya Garcia ñ A Shade Of Jade2. Steam Down, Afronaut Zu ñ Etcetera3. Blue Lab Beats ñ Montara 4. Yazmin Lacey - I'll Never Stop Loving You Side D:1. Fieh ñ Armageddon2. Mr Jukes - Maiden Voyage3. Shabaka Hutchings - Prints Tie4. Melt Yourself Down - Caribbean Fire Dance (Lewisham Drop)5. Emma-Jean Thackray - Speak No Evil (Night Dreamer) New Bonus Track: 6. Jorja Smith ñ Rose Rouge (Joy Orbison Remix)

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Greetings From S.G.V. - The Greetings (Durutti Column, Stockholm Monsters, Blaine R. Reininge) (RSD24 EDITION)

                                                                                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

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                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Lost In Translation (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                    Lost In Translation (Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack) was the soundtrack to Sofia Coppola's Academy Award winning movie of the same name including Kevin Shields, Air, Death in Vegas, My Bloody Valentine Squarepusher and The Jesus and Mary Chain. This deluxe edition includes a bonus LP curated by original supervisor Brian Reitzell featuring additional tracks included in the film (but not on the original soundtrack) from Peaches, The Chemical Brothers and more as well as the karaoke tracks from the famous scene in the film.

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    The Power Of The Heart: A Tribute To Lou Reed (RSD24 EDITION)

                                                                                                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.


                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs Of Nick Drake - The Singles Collection (RSD24 EDITION)

                                                                                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.

                                                                                                        ‘The Endless Coloured Ways’ is a collection of songs by legendary singer/ songwriter, Nick Drake, performed and recorded by over 30 incredible artists from a range of different backgrounds, genres, age groups and audiences. 

                                                                                                        From Fontaines D.C to Guy Garvey, and Aurora to Feist, each artist has offered their own incredible take on a timeless classic.

                                                                                                        This RSD exclusive 7" Singles Boxset includes eleven tracks across six 7" singles from the original campaign and housed in a brand new exclusive and limited edition collector's box, including an exclusive double sided pullout poster insert Record Store Day UK exclusive for 2024.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Single I
                                                                                                        Fontaines DC - 'Cello Song
                                                                                                        Let's Eat Grandma - From
                                                                                                        The Morning
                                                                                                        Single II
                                                                                                        Mike Lindsay Featuring
                                                                                                        Guy Garvey - Saturday Sun
                                                                                                        Katherine Priddy - I Think
                                                                                                        They're Leaving Me Behind
                                                                                                        Single III
                                                                                                        David Gray - Place To Be
                                                                                                        Stick In The Wheel - Parasite
                                                                                                        Single IV
                                                                                                        Bombay Bicycle Club & The Staves - Road
                                                                                                        Karine Polwart & Kris Drever - Northern Sky
                                                                                                        Single V
                                                                                                        Emeli Sandé - One Of These Things First
                                                                                                        John Grant - Day Is Done
                                                                                                        Single VI
                                                                                                        Nick Drake - Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan Cover)

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        A Tribute To NEU! (RSD24 EDITION)

                                                                                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

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                                                                                                          Their influence is widespread, international, continued. NEU! paved the road ahead, created a model of forward propulsion away from hidebound rock cliches. Which is why the NEU! Tribute volume is so especially appropriate. They show how much there is for subsequent generations to unpack in NEU!, how much is buried, implied in their sound.

                                                                                                          And so, The National pull back and reveal the latent colours, rhythmic potentials and mental freeways of ‘Im Gluck’. Fink honours the beautiful, lapping waterscape of ‘Weissensee’. Mogwai and Man Man acknowledge the road much travelled laid by ‘Super’. Alexis Taylor’s ‘4+1 = 5’, enhances Rother´s melancholia on ‘Wave Mother’ while Stephen Morris and Gabe Gurnsey’s remix of ‘Hallogallo’ is acid-tipped, machinic, dripping with robot sweat. Yann Tiersen’s remix of ‘Lieber Honig’ plunges deep down into the waters atop which it originally floated, Idles tear up ‘Negativland’ inside out, exposes and rearranges its tangled wires and workings. Finally Guerilla Toss’s ‘Zum Herz’ and They Hate Change’s version of ‘After Eight’ are salutes from a band whose members were unborn in NEU!’s heyday. NEU!, für immer. NEU! forever.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Im Glück (The National Remix) - NEU!
                                                                                                          Weissensee (Fink Version) - NEU!, Fink
                                                                                                          Super (Mogwai Remix) - NEU!
                                                                                                          4+1=5 - NEU!, Alexis Taylor
                                                                                                          Hallogallo (Stephen Morris And Gabe Gurnsey Remix) - NEU!
                                                                                                          Lieber Honig (Yann Tiersen Remix) - NEU!, Yann Tiersen
                                                                                                          Super (Man Man Remix) - NEU!, Man Man
                                                                                                          Negativland (Idles Negative Space Rework) - NEU!
                                                                                                          Zum Herz - Guerilla Toss, NEU!
                                                                                                          After Eight (They Hate Change Cover) - NEU!, They Hate Change

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Remixes JID020

                                                                                                            For Remixes JID020, the label has tapped a few of their favourite contemporary artists and producers to offer their own take on the music of Series 2. The album features a variety of dynamic personalities with remixes from London based artists Shabaka Hitchins and Theon Cross, New York tastemaker Melanie Charles, LA based produces Bei Ru, Brazil's DK Nyack, Detroit based producer Tall Black Guy, Bay Area producer Mophono and the LA based house duo L.O. & Diisko.

                                                                                                            The album earns its place in the Jazz Is Dead catalog as it further celebrated the spirit of collaboration amongst artists young and old. What unites these DJs, producers and musicians with the Jazz Is Dead ethos is their unbent dedication to remaining true to their own vibe and sound all the while preserving the energy and feeling of the original recordings.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Tony Allen - Don't Believe The Dancers (Mophono Remix)
                                                                                                            2. The Midnight Hour - Phoenix (Theon Cross Remix)
                                                                                                            3. Katalyst - Reflections (Bei Ru Remix)
                                                                                                            4. Jean Carne - Black Rainbow (Melanie Charles Remix)
                                                                                                            5. Henry Franklin - African Sun (Shabaka Hutchins Remix)
                                                                                                            6. Lonnie Liston Smith - Love Brings Happiness (Tall Black Guy Feat. Kaidi Tatham Remix)
                                                                                                            7. Garrett Saracho - Altitude (L.O. & Diisko Remix)
                                                                                                            8. Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison - Running With The Tribe (DJ Nyack Remix) 

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            Disques Debs International Volume One - 2024 Repress

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

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


                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1. Daniel Forestal Et Sa Guitare – Ces P’Tits Je T’Aime
                                                                                                              A2. Casimir Létang – Travail Z’Enfants! Chantez Après!
                                                                                                              A3. Cyril Diaz Et Son Orchestre – Feeling Happy
                                                                                                              A4. Georges Tinedor Et Manuela Pioche – Collié Et Zanno
                                                                                                              A5. Henri Debs Quintet – Douce Kombass
                                                                                                              A6. Joseph Lacides – Mr. Morin
                                                                                                              B1. Geno Exilie – Lan Misè
                                                                                                              B2. Dolor Et Les Diables Du Rythme – Salvana
                                                                                                              B3. Sydney Lérémon Et Ses Amis Du Calvaire Baie- Mahault – You You Matayango
                                                                                                              B4. Raymond Cicault Et Son Orchestre Volcan – À Mon Ami Lucien Jolibois
                                                                                                              B5. Orchestre Esperanza Et Jean Leroy – Ou Pas Bel
                                                                                                              B6. Henri Debs Sextet Et Paul Blamar – Moin Çé On Maléré
                                                                                                              C1. Le Ry- Co Jazz – Si I Bon Di I Bon
                                                                                                              C2. Remy Mondey – Meringue Mondey
                                                                                                              C3. Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta – Van Van
                                                                                                              C4. Les Shupa Shupa D’Haiti – Batterie Shupa
                                                                                                              D1. Paul Blamar Et Vélo – Lovency
                                                                                                              D2. Eric Virgal – Stanislas
                                                                                                              D3. Les Aiglons – Les Aiglons Ka Satisfait
                                                                                                              D4. Tutus De La Guyane – Nanao Nanao
                                                                                                              D5. Guy Conquette – Assez Fait Cancan

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              Fabric Presents Shygirl

                                                                                                                Blane Muise, better known by her stage name Shygirl, is an English singer, DJ, rapper, songwriter and co-head/founder of record label and collective Nuxxe. Shygirl's music incorporates elements of dance music, industrial hip-hop, experimental pop, grime and deconstructed club. Shygirl releases fabric exclusive single Making the Beast alongside the exciting announcement of her inclusion in fabric's prestigious presents series. The release of fabric presents Shygirl marks the beginning of fabric’s 25th-anniversary celebrations, with Shygirl leading the charge as the first of five artists to curate mixes throughout the year, each featuring the CD tins. Shygirl has gained recent support from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Mixmag, and BBC Radio & 6 following her Club Shy EP.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Angelita — Club Shy (Intro) Feat. Shygirl
                                                                                                                2. Danny Daze & Jonny From Space — Sweet Spot (Nick León Dub)
                                                                                                                3. Shygirl — Making The Beast (Extended)
                                                                                                                4. Jacques Greene — Believe
                                                                                                                5. Rose Gray — Promise Me
                                                                                                                6. Shygirl, Empress Of, Kingdom — 4eva (Extended)
                                                                                                                7. Eliza Rose & The Martinez Brothers — Pleasure Peak
                                                                                                                8. Hudson Mohawke & Nikki Nair — Set The Roof (feat. Tayla Parx)
                                                                                                                9. Laava — Wherever You Are (I Feel Love) [Dance Edit]
                                                                                                                10. Club Winston — Summer
                                                                                                                11. Kristine Blond & James Hype — Love Shy
                                                                                                                12. Guchon — Piano Bros
                                                                                                                13. Shygirl, Cosha — Thicc
                                                                                                                14. Broosnica — Love On The Run
                                                                                                                15. Skin On Skin — Magic
                                                                                                                16. TDJ & Vitesse X — Into Dream
                                                                                                                17. Elkka — DJ Friendly
                                                                                                                18. Shygirl & Kingdom — F@k€
                                                                                                                19. ANIMA — 7th
                                                                                                                20. George Riley & Hudson Mohawke — S E X
                                                                                                                21. 96 Back — Laco (Metrist Reworm)
                                                                                                                22. Florentino — Pressure (feat. Shygirl)
                                                                                                                23. CONALL — Up (feat. COUCOU CHLOE)

                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                This Town (Music From The Original BBC Series)

                                                                                                                  From creator Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, SAS Rogue Heroes) comes new drama This Town. A 6-part series set in 1981 Birmingham, which follows a bands formation amid the violence and social tensions of the time. The music from the Original BBC Series brings together the show’s genre-wide mix of timeless classics, brand new music, and iconic hits of the era. It features an eclectic, world-class mix of artists paying tribute to this hugely formative period and includes original covers from Self Esteem, Ray Laurél, Mercury-nominated breakthrough Olivia Dean, GRAMMY-winning powerhouse Gregory Porter, BRITs Rising Star nominee Sekou and Academy Award nominee Celeste. Additionally, the songs played by Fuck The Factory - the band at the heart of This Town - have been created by trailblazing producer Dan Carey (Fontaines D.C, Wet Leg) in collaboration with singer-songwriter ESKA and musician, novelist and poet Kae Tempest in work that adds another chapter to the story.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Self Esteem - You Can Get It If You Really Want
                                                                                                                  2. Ray Laurél - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
                                                                                                                  3. Fuck The Factory - Estella
                                                                                                                  4. Olivia Dean - The Harder They Come
                                                                                                                  5. Fuck The Factory - Birdsong
                                                                                                                  6. Fuck The Factory - Pelicans
                                                                                                                  7. Celeste - Blue Moon
                                                                                                                  8. Fuck The Factory - Farewell To Matty And Her Flowers
                                                                                                                  9. Gregory Porter - The World’s Going Up In Flames
                                                                                                                  10. Fuck The Factory - This Town
                                                                                                                  11. Sekou - Wonderful World, Beautiful People

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Timeless Jazz Classics - Compiled By Gilles Peterson

                                                                                                                    Influential DJ, producer, radio-DJ and founder of the Acid Jazz and Talkin' Loud labels Gilles Peterson has handpicked his jazz favourites from the immense catalog of the Dutch jazz Timeless label. Included are Pharaoh Sanders' cosmic jazz "Moonchild”, vocal jazz from Carter Jefferson's "Why", danceable jazz from Tom Grant "No Me Esqueca", Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers' "In Case You Missed It", making a total of 11 tracks. In 2015, Peterson put together a Japan-only CD compilation of 10 of his favourite tracks, but for this version, the track list has been augmented with the previously unreleased version of "Mode For Joe" by Cedar Walton Trio.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Pharoah Sanders – Moonchild
                                                                                                                    2. Carter Jefferson – Why
                                                                                                                    3. Tom Grant – No Me Esqueca
                                                                                                                    4. Eddie Harris – La Carnival
                                                                                                                    5. Rodney Jones – Articulations
                                                                                                                    6. Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers – In Case You Missed It
                                                                                                                    7. Eastern Rebellion – Bolivia
                                                                                                                    8. Joanne Brackeen – Haiti B
                                                                                                                    9. Brian Melvin Feat Jaco Pastorius – Zen Turtles
                                                                                                                    10. Timeless All Stars – World Peace (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                    11. Cedar Walton Trio – Mode For Joe (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track)

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Fred Ventura Presents Milano Undiscovered 1988-1992 - Unreleased Lp

                                                                                                                    Third chapter of the “Milano Undiscovered” series, curated by Fred Ventura, takes us on a journey through the vibrant Milanese techno and house scene of 1988-1992.

                                                                                                                    This latest installment unveils a treasure of unreleased demos, showcasing the productions that emerged from the city’s flourishing underground during this era. Inspired by the pioneering sounds emanating from Chicago, Detroit, London and Sheffield, a wave of Milanese producers embarked on a creative odyssey, crafting their own unique sonic interpretations of the electronic dance music landscape.

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Matt says: Italo overlord Fred Ventura directs his attention towards the fertile and embryonic period of Milan's early house and techno seen. As usual, Italians do it better (or at least as good as) their counterparts in the US and UK as they take on the faithful blueprints supplied by our Chicago and Detroit brethren.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Sigma Tibet - Pablo
                                                                                                                    B-Logic - Aliasing
                                                                                                                    Grey Area - Beyond Belief
                                                                                                                    Mont Blanc - Let Your Body
                                                                                                                    Straight Beat - Afterwork
                                                                                                                    Love Nation - Let's Make It Right
                                                                                                                    Soul City Crew - One Day
                                                                                                                    Visions Factory - Solitary Dancers
                                                                                                                    Periferico - In A Freedom World
                                                                                                                    Beat 4 Life - Your Lifestyle

                                                                                                                    The 3rd installment of Razor-N-Tape's Family Affair series is back and hotter than ever! Now an annual end-of-year tradition, Family Affair Vol. 3 features a heavy hitting 5 track sampler of standout tracks from the full compilation.

                                                                                                                    The A side features two spanking new remixes of RNT material — Ezel’s dub of Cor.ece & JKriv’s Possibly Impossible takes the track into classic & soulful house territory, while Bruce Leroys flip fellow brasilian artist Guinu’s Amanha into a mid-tempo afro stomper.

                                                                                                                    The B side starts with boogie-funk bomb Better Than Her by JKriv ft. Saucy Lady & Tortured Soul on vocals. Kim Ahn delivers the deep & sensual vibrations of In The Stars, and Cody Currie rounds out the EP with Ghost, a funk live instrumentation heavy UK broken beat jazz-dance serving.

                                                                                                                    With gorgeous art lovingly designed by The Myno, in true RNT style the collection is a lovely listen from beginning to end, and naturally boasts some serious dance floor heat!

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A1. Cor.ece - Possibly Impossible (Ezel Dub)
                                                                                                                    A2. Guinu - Amanha (Bruce Leroys Remix)
                                                                                                                    B1. JKriv Ft. Saucy Lady & Tortured Soul - Better Than Her
                                                                                                                    B2. Kim Anh - In The Stars
                                                                                                                    B3. Cody Currie - Ghost

                                                                                                                    Reissue of early Japanese house outing by Junichi Soma, Shuji Wada and Katsuya Sano. Comes with insert with liner notes.

                                                                                                                    All musical movements require a spark to set them alight; in the case of Japanese house music, that spark was provided by the forward-thinking resident DJs of The Bank in Roppongi, Tokyo. In 1989, to celebrate the ground-breaking club’s first birthday, the venue released a 12” EP featuring first-time productions from three of its DJs, Junichi Soma, Shuji Wada and Strong Katsuya AKS Katsuya Sano.

                                                                                                                    Widely considered to be one of the first ever EP of house music produced in Japan, 1st Unit was never officially released. Instead, 500 of the 1000 copies pressed were given away at The Bank’s first birthday party, with the rest initially being sold not in local record stores, but rather the venue’s own in-house shop. Three decades on, the 12” is finally set to get its first worldwide release via Rush Hour’s Store JPN Series.

                                                                                                                    The record has its roots in The Bank’s willingness to give its ever-changing roster of DJs a free hand to play what they liked - at the time a rarity in Tokyo nightclubs, whose musical offerings usually revolved around strictly defined playlists. At The Bank in 1989, it was not only common to hear European body music and the kind of post-disco New York productions associated with Larry Levan’s sets at the Paradise Garage, but also acid house - something not offered at the time by other clubs in the city.

                                                                                                                    This cutting-edge blend of sounds, combined with the venue’s unique decor (it was modeled on the inside of a London bank, complete with a cashier’s window to take entrance fees), made The Bank a go-to spot for young party-goers, celebrities and forward-thinking Japanese musicians (Ryuichi Sakamoto was reportedly a weekly visitor).

                                                                                                                    When it came to celebrating the club’s birthday by cutting a unique record, it made sense for The Bank’s owners to turn to three of their most exciting resident DJs, who were assisted by Heigo Tani and Jun Ebi. The collective name, 1st Unit, was chosen to reflect the fact that all three resident DJs were debutants with no previous studio experience.

                                                                                                                    As this reissue proves, the music remains timeless, magical, and authentic to the sound of American house productions of the period - albeit with occasional twists. Katsuya Sano’s EP opener, ‘I Need Love’, sounds like a twist on Larry Heard productions of the period - all jacking TR-909 drums, undulating analogue bass, dreamy Juno synthesizer chords and evocative vocal samples.

                                                                                                                    The influence of Chicago acid house is also evident on Junichi Souma’s ‘Ubnormal Life’, whose unusual title contains what he says was an intentional misspelling. Driven forwards by restless drum machine handclaps, sweet chords and rising and falling melodic motifs, the track is an energetic and uplifting treat.

                                                                                                                    Perhaps the most influential of the three tracks at the time - within Japan at least - was Shuji Wada’s similarly misspelled ‘Endless Load’. Deeper and more melodic with a more expansive arrangement, the track’s combination of marimba-style lead lines, tribal drum patterns, dreamy chords and jazz-funk influenced bass offered a loose blueprint for the more successful and better-known Japanese deep house tracks that followed.

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Matt says: True treasure from Japan's early house scene unearthed by Rush Hour and presented to us in earnest. I love hearing the worldwide adoption of house music play out, with each country injecting its own character onto the Chicago blueprint. Three timeless examples of the genre by three pioneering Japanese producers.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Katsuya Sano - I Need Luv
                                                                                                                    Junichi Soma - Ubnormal Life
                                                                                                                    Shuji Wada - Endless Load

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Pale Shades Of Grey: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads & Dirges 1969-1976 (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                      Soul Jazz Records Presents PUNK 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! - The American Nation Destroys Its Young: Underground Punk In The United States Of America, 1973-1980 (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                        Soul Jazz Records’ new 10th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition orange coloured vinyl pressing (+ download code) exclusively for Record Store Day 2024 of their long out of print ‘Punk 45: Kill the Hippies! Kill Yourself!’

                                                                                                                        Soul Jazz Records’ debut ‘Punk 45’ album charts the rise of underground punk across the United States of America in the years 1973-1980.

                                                                                                                        This album is fully remastered, relicensed with new tracks exclusively for RSD 24 and includes new tracks from Iggy & The Stooges, Nervous Eaters, Angry Samoans and more.

                                                                                                                        The ‘Punk 45’ album features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and proto-punk 45 singles from the likes of Electric Eels, The Pagans, The Deadbeats, The Randoms, The Lewd and many more – a lightning-rod journey across the states of America: Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Akron, New Orleans, Philadelphia – tracing the rise of punk music in these various towns and cities.

                                                                                                                        The album comes complete with extensive text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.

                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                        Soul Jazz Records Presents 300% DYNAMITE! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, Funk And Dub In Jamaica (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                          Special new 25th anniversary edition of this most popular and highly-acclaimed of all Soul Jazz Records' Dynamite! series - 300% Dynamite is jam-packed with reggae tunes that crossedover to become dancefloor hits and are 100% guaranteed to rock any party.

                                                                                                                          Out of print for the last 15 years, this new edition is being released in a one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition yellow coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2024.

                                                                                                                          This album is fully remastered, relicensed and with new tracks exclusively for RSD 24.

                                                                                                                          Wayne Smith's booming anthem ‘Sleng Teng’, Althea & Donna's worldwide hit 'Uptown Top Ranking', Sister Nancy's classic ‘Bam Bam’, Augustus Pablo, Lee Perry - it's all here as ‘300% Dynamite’ joins the dots between reggae, jazz, funk, dub and soul.

                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                          Andy Smith's Northern Soul Essentials (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                            Timeless Jazz Classics - Compiled By Gilles Peterson (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                              Crawling The Walls / Meets.... (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                CHEAP PRICE COMPILATION CD of rare, unreleased, forthcoming, and brilliant tracks from the Agitated Label,and friends.. Like a massive bag of pick and mix to have a party with.. features Straight Arrows, Kelley Stoltz, Carlton Melton, oldboy, Headland, Laurel Canyon, Catatonic Suns, Last of Easy Riders, Icarus Line, Blamers, and much more besides.. 500 CD ...cheap...and tasty.. some tracks first time on CD, some exclusive to this release.. its fun! But whats that?..its not just a single CD label comp, its been double bagged with a extra CD, put together as a collection of “Radio Shows” by good friends of Agitated, The Hawk and KBCD radio!!! Heres what they had to say about DISC 2!!!! “CD2: The Agitated Radio Show on KBCD Radio - The Hawk presents a chemical hit of underground medicine all the way from Nixon County... "a repeat of CD1?" you may unreasonably ask - no, friends, it most certainly isn't.” Only 500/.. grab it on RSD 24..

                                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                                DJ Koco Presents: Brazil 45 Boxset Vol. 5 (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                  Los Nuggetz: Garage & Psych From Latin America (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                    Even More Dazed And Confused: Music From The Motion Picture (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                      The 1993 hit movie Dazed and Confused is well known for its 70s rock themed soundtrack, featuring songs by Alice Cooper, War, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, and others. Celebrate the 30th anniversary release pressed on smoky purple vinyl.

                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                      Ripples Presents... Psychedelic Sunshine Pop From The 1960s (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                        An exclusive vinyl product curated for Record Store Day 2024, this 2LP features wonderful and weird nuggets from the summers of love of the 1960s, from bubblegum gems to psych freakbeats. A cratediggers paradise featuring vanishingly rare and in demand out of print jewels from the likes of The Ivy League, Velvet Fogg, The Uglys, alongside stars such as The Kinks, The Small Faces and more.

                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                        Psyche France Vol 9 (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                          Volume 9 of the French psych rock series

                                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                                          Rebirth 10 Selected By Larry Heard Aka Mr. Fingers (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                            The Bristol Roots Explosion (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                              Nashville Goes Fuzz (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                                Hillbillies In Hell: Whiskey Is The Devil (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                                  Penrose Showcase Vol.II (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                                    Soul Jazz Records Presents STUDIO ONE RUDE BOY (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                                                                                                      Soul Jazz Records’ new 18th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition red and cyan coloured vinyl pressing (+ download code) exclusively for Record Store Day 2024 of their long out of print classic release ‘Studio One Rude Boy’. This album is fully remastered and relicensed for RSD 24.

                                                                                                                                                      From the early days of Bob Marley and The Wailers (whose striking sharp-suited Rude Boy style appears on the front cover) through to the classic 1970s Jamaican films ‘The Harder They Come’ and ‘Rockers’, Rude Boys have been synonymous with Jamaican Reggae culture.

                                                                                                                                                      This Jamaican Rude Boy anti-establishment attitude and stylish attire was later adopted by bands such as The Clash (in the film Rude Boy) as well as The Specials, Madness, Selector and others in the Two-Tone era that swept across the UK at the end of the 1970s.

                                                                                                                                                      The album features classic tracks from Studio One featuring Jamaica’s finest singers and groups such as The Wailers, John Holt, the Wailing Souls and Dennis Brown alongside super-rare hard-to-find tracks from artists such as Mr Foundation, Dudley Sibley and Jim Brown.

                                                                                                                                                      Driving Ska and Rocksteady rhythms, classic singers, killer horn lines, great Rude Boy themed-songs, all recorded under Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s supervision at the legendary Studio One.

                                                                                                                                                      With musical backing comes from the legendary in-house bands – The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension, Soul Vendors and Soul Defenders – this is rightly one of the most in-demand Studio One releases that Soul Jazz Records have ever released.

                                                                                                                                                      Hot Casa Records present "Togo Soul 2: Selected Rare Togolese Recordings from 1974 to 1989"

                                                                                                                                                      A treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings mostly recorded in Lomé during the 70’s and 80’s . A fusion of traditional voodoo chants, raw soul and even Electro Funk . Finding these tracks and their rights holders hasn’t become any easier even after few trips all over this west African country bordered by Ghana , Benin & Burkina Faso. After 8 years, We , at Hot Casa Records with the kind help of Roger Damawuzan decided to select thirteen tracks, a snapshot of some hundreds of rare and often forgotten tapes from the most prolific, professional and exciting phase of the country’s recording history included international stars like Akofa Akoussah, Gregoire Lawani to Roger Damawuzan compared as the James Brown from Lomé to forgotten tapes and brilliant songs in Mina, Kabyié and Fon language.

                                                                                                                                                      Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse, the music scene in Togo was at the time even if the political context influenced their creation. Many of the original albums these tracks are taken from high prices online due to their rarity and so it’s with great pleasure that we present a selection here that evokes a golden boomtime in Togolese music history.
                                                                                                                                                      Includes biographies and rare photos
                                                                                                                                                      Remastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      A1. Ali Bawa -Yansama
                                                                                                                                                      A2. Napo De Mi Amor - Kissakpiou
                                                                                                                                                      A3. Alognon Degbevi & Les Vétérans Jazz - Baba Na Mi
                                                                                                                                                      A4. Mamo Lagbema - Fati Waka
                                                                                                                                                      B1. Koffi Ottytana Bebli - Doka
                                                                                                                                                      B2. Gregoire Lawani - Habie
                                                                                                                                                      B3. Deg Dos - The End Of All
                                                                                                                                                      B4. Tomede Ehue - Bella Bellow
                                                                                                                                                      C1.Mawuli Decker - Hlomede
                                                                                                                                                      C2. Palete Wawa - Assini
                                                                                                                                                      D1. Akofa Akoussah - Sumga Na Bacci
                                                                                                                                                      D2. Roger Damawuzan - Miziqui
                                                                                                                                                      D3. Agboti – Agaza Gbona

                                                                                                                                                      Nice selection of modern noise box shamans, synth wizards and midi SYNC sorcerers joining forces for the Bakk label. A triple disc delight which glows with high voltage currents throughout. There's familiar faces like Legowelt, Aurora Halal and Don't DJ; new school legends like Raff and SFV Acid plus a few other cats defo worth taking a deep dive into.

                                                                                                                                                      Shunning the more obvious and commercial end of the dance spectrum (you won't find any 'instagram-breakdowns' here); it's a deeper, more cerebral affair conjured up by our roster of producers which finds favour in more intimate recesses and dimly lit basements than it will the terraces of Ushuaia or Pasha.


                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      01 Legowelt - Bos Ochtendmist
                                                                                                                                                      02 Aurora Halal - Spiral
                                                                                                                                                      03 Antenna - Break Flute
                                                                                                                                                      04 Sfv Acid - Urbanfury
                                                                                                                                                      05 M.s.l. - Hydrolic
                                                                                                                                                      06 Raff - Radiant
                                                                                                                                                      07 Tala Drum Corps - Gargoyle
                                                                                                                                                      08 Gen-y - Skystalker
                                                                                                                                                      09 Oceanic - Dala
                                                                                                                                                      10 Dont Dj - Nos E Care
                                                                                                                                                      11 Haron - De Papaverparade

                                                                                                                                                      Following several releases that continue to establish Glitterbox as the hub for independent house and disco worldwide, four sought-after mixes that have soundtracked the label's parties appear on wax for the first time. Leading Glitterbox Jams Volume 7 is label head Melvo Baptiste alongside Detroit trio Dames Brown with the infectious 'Sweat', a track that made waves in 2023 with its irresistible rhythms and stellar vocals. Marking their first original track on the label, Lovebirds ‘Burn It Down’ showcases the Berlin-based duo as the house and disco authorities that they are. Next up, Art Of Tones & Inaya Day make dancefloor magic with their uplifting collaboration 'Give My Love', before sensual earworm ‘Smooth Sweet Talker’ by Young Pulse & Fleur De Mur closes out the compilation. This four-track package once again shows the disco, funk and soul sound of Glitterbox at its very best.

                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                      Matt says: These Glitterbox Jams go from strength to strength. Giving other modern disco-house stables such as High Fashion and Lumberjacks In Hell a run for their money. High gloss production, big hooks and driving energy their signature; four more cuts for extended dancefloor enjoyment.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      A1. Melvo Baptiste Ft. Dames Brown - Sweat
                                                                                                                                                      A2. Lovebirds - Burn It Down (Club Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      AA1. Art Of Tones & Inaya Day - Give My Love
                                                                                                                                                      AA2. Young Pulse & Fleur De Mur - Smooth Sweet Talker 

                                                                                                                                                      4 To The Floor is committed to delivering seminal house music to wax, making sought after heritage tracks readily available on vinyl for crate diggers to add to their collections. Now in its fifth edition, the series continues to raise the bar. The A-Side features two mixes of the mid-nineties Mood II Swing production ‘Living In Ecstasy’ by Fonda Rae. The R&B singer who was responsible for cult hits like ‘Touch Me’ delivers silky-smooth vocals that remain the focus in the opening Groove Mix, whereas JC’s Ecstasy Dub follows up with a rumbling bassline to deliver a club-focused version. On the flip we’re greeted by a slice of 2001 goodness with the Original Distant Music Mix of Jon Cutler featuring E-Man ‘It’s Yours’, a seminal house classic. Closing out the release is The Return’s ‘New Day’, originally released on Fourth Floor Records in 1999, twenty years later this sublime and emotive piece of house music history sounds fresh as ever. Classics Volume 5 is another record box essential delivered to you by 4 To The Floor.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      A1. Fonda Rae - Living In Ecstasy (The Groove Mix) 
                                                                                                                                                      A2. Fonda Rae - Living In Ecstasy (JC’s Ecstasy Dub) 
                                                                                                                                                      B1. Jon Cutler Featuring E-Man - It’s Yours (Original Distant Music Mix) 
                                                                                                                                                      B2. The Return - New Day (Original) 

                                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                      REACH

                                                                                                                                                        A post-modern mixtape of 12 microgenres created by The Numero Group. Bending the rules of the compilation with a selection of songs bound by their soaring spirit and adventurous approach, REACH is inspirational living for algorithmic times. The only LP guaranteed to save your life during humanity’s apocalyptic demise.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. Lenny White - Enchanted Pool Suite: Prelude & Part 1
                                                                                                                                                        2. Masumi Hara - To Live In The Sea
                                                                                                                                                        3. Alex Johnson - The Kiss
                                                                                                                                                        4. LaRhonda LeGette - Thou Art With Me
                                                                                                                                                        5. Ascending Wave - Modulation Del Sol
                                                                                                                                                        6. A.R.T. Wilson - Past Life Regression
                                                                                                                                                        7. John D. Curnow - Wisconsin Bird Songs
                                                                                                                                                        8. Calvin Keys - Touch
                                                                                                                                                        9. Suse Millemann - Open Heart-Hawk Belly
                                                                                                                                                        10. Batang Frisco - Myth
                                                                                                                                                        11. Bob Siebert - Rain
                                                                                                                                                        12. Reach - Gold Dust Twins

                                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                        Blow My Mind!

                                                                                                                                                          “Blow My Mind!” is the natural sequel to the recent, well-received collection “Lost Innocence” and is an essential purchase for the dedicated garage head. It collects together the best of the quirkier imprints from Hollywood’s heyday in the mid-1960s (the record labels Doré, Era and Mira) in a power-packed set comprising many outstanding garage and proto-psych 45s that today are sought-after collectors’ items.

                                                                                                                                                          Compiled by genre expert Alec Palao and originally released by Big Beat/ACE on CD only a few years back, it is now available on vinyl for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                          Three of the quirkier imprints from Hollywood’s heyday in the mid-1960s were the record labels Doré, Era and Mira. Like most seasoned indie producers in that epoch, their owners Lew Bedell, Herb Newman and Randy Wood struggled to get to grips with the onslaught of rock’n’roll activity that followed in the wake of the British Invasion. But amongst each company’s catalogue of R&B, pop schlock and novelty discs were a number of outstanding garage and proto-psych 45s that today are sought-after collectors’ items.

                                                                                                                                                          “Blow My Mind!: The Doré-Era-Mira Punk & Psych Legacy” collects together the best of this venerated repertoire in a power-packed set that also constitutes the first official reissue for many oft-bootlegged titles. Cuts like ‘The Thief’, ‘Slander’ and ‘I’ll Blow My Mind’ would be expensive to acquire in their original, minutely-pressed incarnation. Here, with top-notch sound and extensive annotation, these totemic garage rock items shine brighter than ever. There is the expected quota of attitude-laden classics such as ‘My Baby’s Barefoot’, ‘Just Wanna Be Myself’ and the incredibly snotty ‘So What!!’, along with less heralded gems by bands such as South Hampton Story, the Puddin’ Heads, Yesterday’s Tomorrow and the Search. An unexpected bonus is a superb unreleased cut by ‘Hey Joe’ hitmakers the Leaves, along with off-beat garage- psych titles by Simon T Stokes, the Outlaw Blues and the Wrench.

                                                                                                                                                          “Blow My Mind!” is the natural sequel to the recent, well-received collection “Lost Innocence” and is an essential purchase for the dedicated garage head. Compiled by genre expert Alec Palao and originally released by Big Beat/ACE on CD only a few years back, it is now available on vinyl for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                          1. My Babys Barefoot – The Syndicate
                                                                                                                                                          2. Do Me A Favor – The Leaves
                                                                                                                                                          3. Gotta Hold On – The No-Nâ-Mee’s
                                                                                                                                                          4. The Thief – The Motion
                                                                                                                                                          5. So What!! – The Lyrics
                                                                                                                                                          6. Leave Me Behind – South Hampton Story
                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                          1. Big City Blues – Simon T Stokes
                                                                                                                                                          2. The Other Half – Yesterday’s Tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                          3. Worryin’ Kid – The Regents
                                                                                                                                                          4. She Touched My Soul – John Winfield Jr.
                                                                                                                                                          5. Slander – Ty Wagner
                                                                                                                                                          6. Now You Say We’re Through – The Puddin’ Heads
                                                                                                                                                          Side C
                                                                                                                                                          1. They Can’t Hurt Me – The Lyrics
                                                                                                                                                          2. I’ll Blow My Mind – Spencer’s Van Dykes
                                                                                                                                                          3. I’m Gonna Dance – The Decades
                                                                                                                                                          4. The Day Is Hard – The Wrench
                                                                                                                                                          5. Climate – The Search
                                                                                                                                                          6. Just Wanna Be Myself – The No-Nâ-Mee’s
                                                                                                                                                          Side D
                                                                                                                                                          1. Non-Stop Blues – The Outlaw Blues
                                                                                                                                                          2. Shame – The Front Page & Her
                                                                                                                                                          3. Forget Me Girl – The Bees
                                                                                                                                                          4. She’s Gone – The Tormentors
                                                                                                                                                          5. It’s No Use – Basil & The Baroques
                                                                                                                                                          6. To Make A Lie – Unknown Artist


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