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Hit + Run Presents Road Kill Vol 1

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

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

    TRACK LISTING

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

    Various Artists

    Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987

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

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


      TRACK LISTING

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

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

      Various Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


        TRACK LISTING

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

        It’s been a spellbinding last 12 months for Tropical Disco Records. Dominating both the digital and vinyl charts across some of the biggest platforms around, including Traxsource and Juno, with a seemingly endless stream of near perfect jazz infused disco goodness. It’s a label which has really caught the heart strings of the DJ community which is a true testament to the strength of A&R and club knowledge behind the label.

        Their latest vinyl only EP ‘Tropical Disco Volume 23’ perfectly showcases that well loved Tropical disco style alongside the worldwide musical knowledge which has been the cornerstone of the label recently. Featuring both label heads Moodena and Sartorial alongside South American pairing Infrasoul and Clean Is Good it’s a perfect showcase of the labels style.

        Opening up proceedings is Mexico’s Clean Is Good, another star in the making from a country which continually seems to punch well above its disco weight. ‘Christina’ has that Latin flair aplenty. Bubbling bass, club shaking drums and a real diggers classic of a Latin jazz sample all combine for what is a real party favourite in the making.

        Moodena keeps that jazzy flair flowing beautifully with ‘Cotton Club’. It’s a track with a real 70’s soundtrack vibe running through its disco DNA. A celebration of all that the legendary ‘Cotton Club’ name brings to mind it’s brimming with class and grace and just a touch of playfulness. It’s a real moment of musical bliss.

        Over on the flip of the 12” Sartorial gets in on the action with ‘Ancient Aliens’. This one has a real 90’s computer funk heartbeat with throbbing bass licks, powerhouse drum rolls and a funk fuelled synth bass. It’s the kind to track which will cause many a knowing head nod from DJ’s across the globe as that dancefloor fills up to overflowing as it causes scenes aplenty.

        Closing out proceedings Colombian producer Infrasoul delivers yet another 70’s inspired gem. ‘Qanto Amor’ is a track which we do indeed have a whole lot of love for with its effortless brass licks delivering eupohia, while a dancefloor smash of a bassline paves the way for some of the funkiest guitar this side of the Purple one’s fabled aftershow parties. With a real smorgasbord of instruments perfectly playing off each other it’s all topped off with some satin shirt, gold pendant wearing synth goodness. Oh and did we mention the disco flute? Well how else would you close out one of the finest disco 12’s you will get your hands on this year.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Clean Is Good - Cristina
        A2. Moodena - Cotton Club
        B1. Sartorial – Ancient Aliens
        B2. Infrasoul - Quanto Amor

        Childhood Drop Out’z - compiled by Childhood Intelligence (Tokyo/Berlin) & Tone Drop Out (London, UK). Timeless 2x12 featuring traxx by E-Control, Konerytmi, Soft Pioneer, Basement Space, Alphonse & Sween, Skywave Transmission vs. XOTR, Kostas G, DAWL, ZOTS and Electrodefender. A solid time travel into the early ages of Uk Bleep, Acid, Breakbeat, Techno and House - born in 2022.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. E-Control - The Mind Of Robots
        A2. Konerytmi - Vaniljamunkki
        A3. Soft Pioneer - Dystopia
        B1. Basement Space - Massive
        B2. Alphone & Sween - Downfall (Dub Version)
        C1. Skywave Transmission Vs. XOTR - Existence
        C2. Kostas G - Calamity
        D1. Dawl - Time Phase
        D2. ZOTS - 314
        D3. Electrodefender - Electric Sunset

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




        TRACK LISTING

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

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

        Various Artists

        MM DISCOS 01

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

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

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

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

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

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

          TRACK LISTING

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

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

          TRACK LISTING

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

          Various Artists

          The Men In The Glass Booth: Part 1

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

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

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


            STAFF COMMENTS

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

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

            TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



            STAFF COMMENTS

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

            TRACK LISTING

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

            **Import item!! {DETROIT}

            - Strictly pre-orders only!

            - Limited copies!

            TRACK LISTING

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

            Various Artists

            Music For The Stars (Celestial Music 1960-1979)

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

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

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

              TRACK LISTING

              A1. Alexander 'Skip' Spence - Broken Heart
              A2. Fred Neil - I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree)
              A3. John Fahey - Jesus Is A Dying Bedmaker
              A4. Bert Jansch - Poison

              B1. Roedelius - Balsam
              B2. Shuggie Otis - Jennie Lee
              B3. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Observatory Crest
              B4. Kevin Ayres - May I?
              B5. The Electric Prunes - Holy Are You

              C1. Eden Ahbez - Edens Island
              C2. Nina Simone - Come Ye
              C3. Damon - The Night
              C4. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Sais (Egypt)

              D1. Kathy Smith – It’s Taking So Long
              D2. Tim Buckley - Buzzin' Fly
              D3. Bill Fay - I Hear You Calling
              D4. Gene Clark - With Tomorrow
              D5.Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

              Various Artists

              Under The Bridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

                TRACK LISTING

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

                Various Artists

                1 Love

                  Originally released in 2002 in partnership with NME to celebrate their 50th anniversary and 50 years since NME printed the first ever singles chart in the UK. 1 Love saw the cream of British artists come together to pick their favourite number one to cover. Having appeared on the 1995 HELP album, Oasis continued their support of War Child with an acoustic rendition of Slade’s Christmas classic ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’. Stereophonics chose ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ with Kelly Jones’s gravelly vocal complementing this stripped back version of the track written by Prince, performed by The Family and taken to number one by Sinead O’Connor in 1990.

                  Faithless and Dido stamped their mark on Beats International’s ‘Dub Be Good To Me’ whilst Jimmy Eat World transformed Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’ stripping it back but keeping the dark and ominous mood of the original. The Prodigy themselves paid homage to Liam Howlett’s heroes The Specials with their own brooding version of ‘Ghost Town’.

                  The Manic Street Preachers joined Oasis in appearing on their second album for War Child with a cover of ‘Out Of Time’ and Muse began their journey with the charity by adding their unique spin to 1964 number one ‘The House of the Rising Sun’ by The Animals.

                  Elsewhere Elbow take on Thunderclap Newman with a low-fi cover of ‘Something In The Air’, there are contributions from Starsailor, Badly Drawn Boy teams up with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Feeder give a haunting, pre-John Lewis cover of ‘The Power of Love’.

                  1 Love is part of a series of four releases by War Child Records making the amazing music artists have donated to the charity available on DSPs and vinyl for the first time. All proceeds from these releases will directly fund War Child’s life saving work with children affected by conflict.


                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A
                  Starsailor – All Or Nothing
                  Feeder – The Power Of Love
                  Sugababes – Killer
                  Muse – House Of The Rising Sun
                  Side B
                  Stereophonics – Nothing Compares 2 U
                  Faithless And Dido – Dub Be Good To Me
                  Oasis – Merry Christmas Everybody
                  Elbow – Something In The Air
                  Side C
                  The Reelists Ft. Ms Dynamite – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
                  Manic Street Preachers – Out Of Time
                  Badly Drawn Boy And Jools Holland & His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra – Come On Eileen
                  The Prodigy – Ghost Town
                  Side D
                  Jimmy Eat World – Firestarter
                  Darius – Pretty Flamingos
                  More Fire Crew Ft Gabrielle – Dreams
                  McAlmont And Butler – Back For Good

                  Various Artists

                  Help! A Day In The Life

                    To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iconic HELP album a new generation of artists came together to create, at the time, the fastest album ever. They recorded Help! A Day In The Life on Thursday 8th September 2005 which the record available for download just 32 hours later.

                    Bands delivered tracks from all around the world, Damon Albarn cancelled a flight to China so Gorillaz could record their track, Hong Kong. The Kaiser Chiefs recorded a cover version of I Heard It Through the Grapevine whilst on tour in Berlin, Damien Rice delivered Cross-Eyed Bear in a break recording his second album in Dublin and the Manic Street Preachers sent in their third contribution to a War Child album, Leviathan, from South Wales. In a late addition to the tracklisting Chris Martin recorded a new vocal and lyrics for How You See The World No. 2 from New York and Tuarweg musicians Tinawiren sent in Cler Achel from Paris.

                    Elbow recorded a new song called Snowball, which lead singer Guy Garvey described as dealing with his outrage at the UK involvement in the Iraq conflict. Its first line: "The biggest mistakes will be forgiven but the snowball of white lies will crush our hearts.” And a significant contribution came from Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier and refugee from Sudan who donated the track Gua.

                    Alongside The Manic Street Preachers and Radiohead, John Squire also returned from the original HELP album to design the cover of Help! A Day which also features illustrations from Paul Smith and Duncan Lloyd of Maximo Park.

                    Help! A Day In The Life will be available in classic black vinyl, red vinyl exclusive to War Child Records D2C store and yellow exclusive to independent retailers.

                    Help! A Day In The Life is part of a series of four re-releases by War Child Records making the amazing music artists have donated to the charity available on DSPs and vinyl for the first time. All proceeds from these releases will directly fund War Child’s life saving work with children affected by conflict.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A
                    Coldplay – How You See The World No. 2
                    Razorlight – Kirby’s House
                    Radiohead – I Want None Of This
                    Keane And Faultline – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
                    Emmanuel Jal – Gua
                    Side B
                    Gorillaz – Hong Kong
                    Manic Street Preachers – Leviathan
                    Kaiser Chiefs – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
                    Damien Rice – Cross-Eyed Bear
                    Side C
                    The Magic Numbers – Gone Are The Days
                    Tinariwen – Cler Achel
                    The Coral – It Was Nothing
                    Mylo – Mars Needs Women
                    Maximo Park – Wasteland
                    Side D
                    Elbow – Snowball
                    Bloc Party – The Present
                    Hard Fi – Help Me Please
                    The Go! Team – Phantom Broadcast
                    Babyshambles – From Bollywood To Battersea

                    Various Artists

                    Hope

                      Hope was first released in partnership with The Daily Mirror in April 2003 as a response to the Iraq War, the artist community came together for War Child once more with some of the biggest names in music recording an album of exclusive tracks in just three weeks to raise vital funds to give hope to the children of Iraq.

                      George Michael contributed a beautiful cover of Don McLean’s ‘The Grave’ a song originally written in protest to the Vietnam War that has resonated with him as a 7-year-old and perfectly captured his sentiments about the Iraq crisis. Travis continued the anti-war theme with an acoustic version of ‘The Beautiful Occupation’ and Paul McCartney added to the project with an alternate rendition of ‘Calico Skies’ which contains a poignant verse about the futility of all wars. New Order added their take on Jimmy Cliff’s 1969 anti-war protest song ‘Vietnam’.

                      David Bowie donated the Metro Mix of ‘Everyone Says ‘Hi’’ exclusively for Hope and Basement Jaxx teamed up with Jamaican MC Yellowman for ‘Love Is The Answer’.

                      Beverly Knight delivered a powerful vocal performance of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Love’s In Need of Love Today’ whilst The Charlatans followed up their cover of ‘Time For Livin’ from the 1995 HELP album with Curtis Mayfield’s ‘We Gotta Have Peace’ and Beth Orton adds a sombre beauty to The Family Five’s ‘Ooh Child’.

                      The album is wrapped up by Yusuf / Cat Stevens who recorded his first pop song for 25 years with a new version of his 1971 hit ‘Peace Train’ with South African choir the Incwenga Singers.

                      The vinyl release of Hope features alternate artwork using the original concept designed by Nick Robertson that has never been used before.

                      Hope is part of a series of four re-releases by War Child Records making the amazing music artists have donated to the charity available on DSPs and vinyl for the first time. All proceeds from these releases will directly fund War Child’s life saving work with children affected by conflict.


                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A
                      Travis – The Beautiful Occupation
                      Avril Lavigne – Knockin On Heaven’s Door
                      Paul McCartney – Calico Skies
                      David Bowie – Everyone Says ‘Hi’ (METRO Mix)
                      George Michael – The Grave
                      Side B
                      Ronan Keating – In The Ghetto
                      Beverly Knight – Love’s In Need Of Love Today
                      Moby – Nearer
                      New Order – Vietnam
                      Side C
                      Basement Jaxx Ft Yellowman – Love Is The Answer
                      Spiritualized – Hold On (War Child Mix)
                      The Charlatans – You Gotta Have Peace
                      Beth Orton – Ooh Child
                      Side D
                      Tom McRae – Border Song
                      Billy Bragg – The Wolf Covers It’s Tracks
                      Yusuf Islam – Peace Train

                      Various Artists

                      War Child Presents Heroes

                        War Child Presents Heroes is the ultimate covers album - an unprecedented coming together of music’s greatest ever legends and with their favourite artists of the time to support children whose lives have been torn apart by war. The album concept sees the biggest heroes in music history select a personal favourite track from their own back catalogue and nominate an act from the next generation to create a modern reworking of that classic song.

                        Legends supporting the album include David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, The Kinks, Roxy Music, Joy Division, The Clash, The Ramones, Blondie and Iggy Pop. And the artists taking on those covers includes Scissor Sisters, Elbow, Beck, The Kooks, Rufus Wainwright, Estelle, Hot Chip, The Hold Steady and Lily Allen.

                        Some legends selected one of their all-time classic standards like Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’, covered by Estelle, and Blondie’s ‘Call Me’, covered by Franz Ferdinand. Others selected favourite tracks that deserve to be rediscovered as with Scissor Sister’s exhilarating version of Roxy Music’s ‘Do The Strand’ (not originally released as a single in the UK) and Lily Allen’s stunning take on The Clash’s ‘Straight To Hell’ featuring backing vocals and guitar from Mick Jones (originally the B-side of ‘Should I Stay, Or Should I Go’).

                        The album was recorded over six months in studios in London, Manchester, Paris, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. It was mastered at Abbey Road studios in London.

                        Estelle got to record her track in the original studio where Stevie Wonder recorded Supersititon and used the exact same keyboards whilst The Kooks recorded their version of Victoria in The Kinks’ original studios Konk. TV On The Radio’s version of Heroes features Karen O from YYYs on backing vocals.

                        War Child Presents Heroes is part of a series of four re-releases by War Child Records making the amazing music artists have donated to the charity available on DSPs and vinyl for the first time. All proceeds from these releases will directly fund War Child’s life saving work with children affected by conflict.


                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        Beck – Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat
                        Scissor Sisters – Do The Strand
                        Lily Allen Ft Mick Jones – Straight To Hell
                        Side B
                        Elbow – Running To Stand Still
                        TV On The Radio – Heroes
                        Hot Chip – Transmission
                        Side C
                        The Kooks – Victoria
                        Estelle – Superstition
                        Rufus Wainwright – Medley From Brian Wilson’s Smile
                        Peaches – Search And Destroy
                        Side D
                        The Hold Steady – Atlantic City
                        The Like – You Belong To Me
                        Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
                        Franz Ferdinand – Call Me

                        Various Artists

                        Fabric Presents Leon Vynehall

                          Leon Vynehall follows his second album Rare, Forever that landed in many of 2021’s Best Album charts with a spot on the ‘fabric presents’ series. His mix bursts with exclusives from collaborators Skee Mask, Or:la, Gaunt, Avon Blume and Ehua, and his own ‘Sugar Slip (The Lick) that merges a garagey bassline with euphoric moments of 90s trance. The compilation opens with a spoken word introduction from Wesley Joseph, and proceeds effortlessly through ambient from artists Zebrablood and Newworldaquarium, hip-hop (from Wax), breakbeat, the dense dub of Mala and the Afro-Portuguese edge of house with tracks from Bubas Produçoes and A.k.Adrix. Vynehall displays his unique ability to weave together different genres and textures in a way that is technically fascinating while still warm and very listenable.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          CD:
                          1. Leon Vynehall - Climb Into The Cistern Ft Wesley Joseph [Vynehall Ltd]
                          2. Zebrablood - Whatcomesup96 [Youth]
                          3. Newworldaquarium - Star Power [NWAQ]
                          4. Low Jack - Virgin Traff 22 [Editions Gravats]
                          5. Lady Blacktronika - Good Dick [Kinda Soul Recordings]
                          6. Mute - Never [Running Back]
                          7. Louise Bock - Horologic [Geographic North]
                          8. Or:la - Allaballa [Or:la]
                          9. Pole - Überfahrt [Pole]
                          10. Gombeen & Doygen - D'Americana
                          11. Round Four - Found A Way [Main Street]
                          12. Woo - Wah Bass [The Sunshine Series]
                          13. Mosca - This Branch Is Weak [Twin System]
                          14. Steevio - Syzygy [Wisdom Teeth]
                          15. A2 - Midsummer Misery [Them Vs Us Records / Cloud X]
                          16. DJ Deep & Traumer - La Valle La B (La Deep Mix) [Rekids]
                          17. DB Selective - Dub Train [VIP Records]
                          18. Wax - Switch [1up]
                          19. Hagan - FWD [Push & Run]
                          20. Bubas Produçoes - Padjinha Pt 3 [Club Yeke]
                          21. A.k.Adrix - FL Studio, Obrigado [Príncipe Discos]
                          22. Skee Mask - Untitled 279 [Skee Mask]
                          23. Avon Blume - South Bermo [Avon Blume]
                          24. Sector Y - Road To World Cup [Booma Collective]
                          25. Innersphere Aka Shinedoe - Phunk [Intacto Records]
                          26. Gaunt - Raw Cartoon [3 OH EN]
                          27. Piero Umiliani (Zalla) - Produzione [Liuto Edizioni Musicali]
                          28. Commodo - Scabz [Sector 7 Sounds]
                          29. Leon Vynehall - Sugar Slip (The Lick) [Vynehall Ltd]
                          30. Mala - Misty Winter Ft. Crazy D [I&I Music]
                          31. Ehua - Helios [Ehua]
                          32. N-ERGY - The Mad 808 [Global Warming Records]
                          33. Ana Roxanne - Suite Pour L'Invisible [Kranky]

                          Vinyl:
                          A1 - Leon Vynehall - Sugar Slip (The Lick)
                          A2 - Or:la - Allaballa
                          B1 - Skee Mask - Untitled 279
                          B2 - Ehua - Helios
                          C1 - Avon Blume - South Bermo
                          C2 - Gaunt - Raw Cartoon
                          D1 - Piero Umiliani (Zalla) - Produzione
                          D2 - Ana Roxanne - Suite Pour L’Invisible 

                          Various Artists

                          DJ Kicks: Jessy Lanza

                            Jessy Lanza has always made music that perfectly suits the mood – whether it’s the heads-down trance of the dancefloor or that hazy, post-club bliss. It’s no surprise for an artist that takes electronic music’s most intoxicating sensibilities and effortlessly reimagines them as experimental pop and R&B. The Canadian singer, producer and DJ from Hamilton, Ontario, has trodden an inspiring path which led to 2013’s boldly minimalist debut Pull My Hair Back, released on revered UK label Hyperdub. Gorgeously complex follow-ups Oh No – shortlisted for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Prize – and 2020’s All the Time crowned her as a singular talent in the left-of-pop sphere.

                            It’s with this genre-bending approach that Jessy Lanza presents her entry for the DJ-Kicks series – a sprawling, club-indebted odyssey that draws you in closer and closer with each listen. Recorded this summer, the mix is an incisive snapshot of her emotional landscape during the past 18 months. In 2020, with nothing but a van, a few personal belongings and her musical gear, Lanza and her partner relocated from New York City to the Bay Area to ride out the pandemic. A change of scenery, buoyed by the slower pace of their new home, gave her a fresh perspective during a worldwide screeching halt.

                            Jessy Lanza’s DJ-Kicks mix also arrives as a divine stroke of timing. As the world slowly starts to re-open, it’s a portal into the ecstatic energy of the dancefloor; an emblem of genuine healing – both personal and communal – that transports listeners to a state of pure euphoria.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            CD
                            01 Jessy Lanza - Guess What
                            02 Jessy Lanza - Seven 55 (feat. Loraine James) [DJ-Kicks]
                            03 Jessy Lanza - Wet X3 (feat. Taraval)
                            04 DJ Spookie - Twilite
                            05 Michael J. Blood - Lip Biter
                            06 Mr. Ho - Bail-E
                            07 Crystal - Jungli - La [Joe Howe Club Mix]
                            08 Masarima - Freak Like U [Club Mix]
                            09 Golden Donna - Foaming
                            10 Mafia Boyz - Teaspoon La Qoh
                            11 Markus Mann - I'm Losing
                            12 Jim C. Nedd - Maleka
                            13 Maarten Van Der Vleuten - Nightshift
                            14 Secret Werewolf - Yage
                            15 Grain - Untitled B2
                            16 Gant-Man - Distorted Sensory (Loefah's South Side Rmx)
                            17 G3 - Drum 2 [Peanut]
                            18 Lolina - A Path Of Weeds And Flowers
                            19 Dee Jay Nehpets - Na Na Na
                            20 Oyubi - 140yaku
                            21 DJ SWISHA - If The Shoe Fits
                            22 Jessy Lanza - Heaving Featuring Taraval
                            23 TAH - Beat It Up Like (These Drums)
                            24 Kanyon - IDFW Snakes
                            25 CN - Anubis
                            26 The Raining Heart - Raining Heart

                            2LP
                            A1 Jessy Lanza - Guess What
                            A2 Jessy Lanza - Seven 55 (feat. Loraine James) [DJ-Kicks]
                            A3 Jessy Lanza - Wet X3 (feat. Taraval)
                            A4 Oyubi - 140yaku
                            B1 Jim C. Nedd - Maleka
                            B2 Jessy Lanza - Heaving (feat. Taraval)
                            B3 Dee Jay Nehpets - Na Na Na
                            B4 DJ SWISHA - If The Shoe Fits
                            C1 CN - Anubis
                            C2 Lolina - A Path Of Weeds And Flowers
                            C3 Mafia Boyz - Teaspoon La Qoh
                            C4 The Raining Heart - Raining Heart
                            D1 Michael J. Blood - Lip Biter
                            D2 Markus Mann - I'm Losing
                            D3 Mr. Ho - Bail-E
                            D4 Golden Donna - Foaming

                            Various Artists

                            Rough Trade Counter Culture 2021

                              The Rough Trade Counter Culture compilation is back - Everyone’s favourite collection of musical confetti is back for another round up of some of the highlights of 2021, ready and raring to shower down with some of the best tracks of the year as selected by Rough Trade Shops staff. Some will be familiar, some won’t, but they’re all great.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              LP Tracklist:
                              A1: Big Thief - Change
                              A2: Cassandra Jenkins - Hard Drive
                              A3: Riddy Arman - Spirits, Angels, Lies
                              A4: Horsegirl - Sea Life Sandwich Boy
                              A5: Lunar Vacation - Shrug
                              B1: Geese - Low Era
                              B2: VLURE - Shattered Faith
                              B3: Lande Hekt - Octopussy
                              B4: The Muckers - So Far Away
                              B5: Yard Act - Dark Days
                              C1: Maxwell Farrington - We, Us The Pharaohs
                              C2: El Michels Affair - Murkit Gem
                              C3: Wu-Lu - South
                              C4: Mdou Moctar Afrique Victime
                              C5: Altin Gun - Yug Dag Basinda
                              D1: Charlotte Adigéry And Bolis Pupul - Blenda
                              D2: Mandy - Indiana Alien (vinyl Only) 3
                              D3: Marina Allen - Oh Louise
                              D4: Hania Rani Buka - Live From Studio S2
                              D5: The Vernon Spring - Mercy Mercy Me

                              2CD - CD1:
                              1. The Vernon Spring - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
                              2. Hania Rani Buka - Live From Studio S2
                              3. Peace Flag Ensemble - Human Pyramid
                              4. Mdou Moctar - Chismiten
                              5. Natalie Bergman - Shine Your Light On Me
                              6. Clara Mann - I Didn't Know You Were Leaving Today
                              7. Cassandra Jenkins - Hard Drive
                              8. Marina Allen - Oh Louise
                              9. Big Thief - Change
                              10. Riddy Arman - Spirits, Angels, Lies
                              11. Katy Kirby - Traffic
                              12. Lunar Vacation - Shrug
                              13. Horsegirl - Sea Life Sandwich Boy
                              14. Typical Girls - Nice Boys
                              15. Lande Hekt - Octopussy
                              16. Lime Garden - Sick & Tired
                              17. Maxwell Farrington - We, Us The Pharaohs
                              18. Spencer Cullum - Jack Of Fools
                              19. Caleb Landry Jones - Bogie
                              20. Whitney K Maryland
                              CD2:
                              1. Charlotte Adigéry And Bolis Pupul - Blenda
                              2. Erol Alkan - Automatic
                              3. Lone - Echo Paths
                              4. El Michels Affair - Murkit Gem
                              5. Mckinley Dixon - Brown Shoulders
                              6. Altin Gun - Yug Dag Basinda
                              7. Lingua Ignota - Pennyslvania Furnace
                              8. Yard Act - Dark Days
                              9. Geese - Low Era
                              10. FUR - The Fine Line Of A Quiet Life
                              11. VLURE - Shattered Faith
                              12. Silverbacks - A Job Worth Something
                              13. Wu-Lu - South
                              14. Goa Express - Second Time
                              15. Do Nothing - Glueland
                              16. Folly Group - Sand Fight
                              17. Mandrake Handshake - Monolith
                              18. Pom Pom Squad - Crying
                              19. The Muckers - So Far Away
                              20. Walt Disco - Weightless

                              Third iteration in OEW’s VA series, WITNESS03 brings over a fresh new quartet of heaters from another of its carefully curated cast of up-and-rising producers. Delving in the vaults of 90s rave, and spanning all things from atmospheric techno to spine-tingling bass, via electro, acid and further afield electronics.

                              Engaging first, CLJL flings a brick of breaksy sedition into the matrix with the mighty “System Research”. Fusing 303-emulated traction with jaw-crushing freq shifts, ruff snares and fluttering synth spirals gone astray, this one is pure woofer-busting material. Second in line, Naone “Silhouette” is an aggressive slice of dopey, bass-heavy cosmonautics, tailored to have the listener zoning out into a magnetic field of alien echoes, delays and reverbs.

                              Flip sides and here is LVCA and Sidd taking over your brainwaves with “Stranger” - a squelchy joint connecting the dots between Bochum Weltian spaciousness, pop-laced ethereality and a propulsive programming bound to astral project yourself into a whole other dimension. Last but not least, N-GYNN’s “Fire Rave” engineers a jagged and easy-going carnival of funkster machine talk, weird organic noises and sleazy boogie.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. CLJL - System Research
                              A2. Naone - Silhouette
                              B1. LVCA & Sidd - Stranger
                              B2. N-GYNN - Fire Rave

                              All formats come with a free Piccadilly Records EOY Sampler CD whilst stocks last.

                              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

                              Crown Jewels Vol. 2

                                Big Crown is proud to present the next volume of Crown Jewels, our various artists compilation series that highlights some of the most popular tunes next to some of the more obscure.

                                Every artist on Big Crown stands on their own two feet with ease, but together, something else becomes apparent. If you discover one artist on the roster and it brings you to the label, it's very likely you will ­nd more that you enjoy. The Crown Jewels comps are just that, a chance to get a listen to the whole roster in one place.

                                Even though not all BC artists can be found in the same aisle of the record store, after listening to Crown Jewels Vol. 2, it should be clear how they all ­t on the same record label. When we started Big Crown we wanted to have a label that’s only boundaries were de­ned by our taste, not by genre. We think that this is a perfect example of that. Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far and please stay tuned as we have a lot more music on deck.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                SIDE A:
                                1. Piece Of Me - Lady Wray
                                2. Follow Me - The Shacks
                                3. Xxplosive - Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
                                4. Murkit Gem - El Michels Affair Feat. Piya Malik
                                5. Float Back To You - Holy Hive
                                6. Grow Forever - Lizette & Quevin

                                SIDE B:
                                1. Enfant - El Michels Affair Feat. The Shacks
                                2. Fight - Liam Bailey
                                3. Tonight You Might - Synthia Feat. Lady Wray
                                4. Reasons - El Michels Affair Feat. Bobby Oroza
                                5. Then We’ll Wave - Paul & The Tall Trees
                                6. Bye Bye - Brainstory

                                Various Artists

                                The Rough Guide To Legends Of The Delta Blues

                                  This collection brings together six pioneering figures whose legacies encapsulate the very essence of the Delta blues - the cornerstone of American popular music and the bedrock of rock'n'roll.

                                  Like arrows through time, these seminal tracks belie the age in which they were recorded. Seminal recordings by six Mississippi Delta blues legends - Skip James, Tommy Johnson, Bukka White, Charley Patton, Willie Brown and Son House. Following on from the success of other blues titles in the Rough Guide range this is a must-have album for blues and guitar enthusiasts. All the tracks have been lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Skip James - Devil Got My Woman
                                  Tommy Johnson - Cool Drink Of Water Blues
                                  Bukka White - Fixin' To Die Blues
                                  Charley Patton - It Won't Be Long
                                  Willie Brown - Future Blues
                                  Son House - My Black Mama - Part 1
                                  Skip James - I'm So Glad
                                  Tommy Johnson - Canned Heat Blues
                                  Bukka White - Shake 'Em On Down
                                  Charley Patton - I'm Goin' Home
                                  Willie Brown - M & O Blues
                                  Son House - Walkin' Blues

                                  Various Artists

                                  The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Vol. 2

                                    All formats come with a free Piccadilly Records EOY Sampler CD whilst stocks last.

                                    As a lifelong soul boy - poet, actor, presenter Craig Charles has been adding to his trunk of funk music since his youth, and now after almost 20 years hosting his world renowned BBC6 Music and Radio 2 shows, DJing at clubs and festivals around the globe his reputation as an ambassador for all things soulful & funky is indisputable.

                                    Craig was overwhelmed with the success of Volume 1 which hit the Official UK Album charts; “It’s been a whole year (and what a weird year) since I unleashed Volume 1 on a music starved world. It clearly hit home with a funk hungry public as it got into the UK charts, nestled between film soundtracks and pop compilations, so I’d like to thank everyone for supporting – especially those who grabbed the double vinyl album – that was an instant sell out!”

                                    Volume 2 contains all the trademark features his fans have come to love - kicking off with The Allergies – and their 100% exclusive Trunk Of Funk remix of their bombastic Move On Baby. Ranging from Luther Ingrams’ If It’s All The Same To You Babe – a Northern Soul stomper extraordinaire from 1966 – through to 21st century soul champions Joseph Malik and Joel Culpepper, New Orleans born, London based Acantha Lang who Craig describes as an ‘independent artist destined for world domination’, the obscure and bizarre psychedelic 70’s funk of Your Autumn Of Tomorrow by The Crow.

                                    Volume 2 the only place you’ll ever get to hear Smoove & Turrells’ Exclusive Trunk Of Funk edit of Slow Down. The classic dance floor jazz magic of Mario Biondis’ This Is What You Are still sparkles, and the funk driven soul-jazz of Seattle’s Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio hits sweet and hard - this brand new Trunk Of Funk draws together old and new music from all four corners of the globe into one beautiful collection, or as Craig puts it “I’m confident this second volume of my Trunk Of Funk will tick all your musical boxes, give your ears and feet enough mellifluous musical fodder to last you until Volume 3 – Awooga!”

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1/1. The Allergies - Slow Down Baby - Exclusive Trunk Of Funk Remix
                                    A2/2. Cha Wa - My People
                                    A3/3. Acantha Lang - He Said / She Said
                                    A4/4. The Lafayette Afro Rock 22Band - Soul Makossa
                                    A5/5. STR4TA - Rhythm In Your Mind
                                    B1/6. The Bamboos - Ride On Time
                                    B2/7. Jay Nemor & Electrified - Sitting On Top Of The World
                                    B3/8. Mario Biondi – This Is What You Are
                                    B4/9. Luther Ingram - If It’s All The Same To You Babe
                                    B5/10. The Souljazz Orchestra - Sorrow Fly Away
                                    C1/11 Smoove & Turrell - Slow Down – Smooves Exclusive Trunk Of Funk Edit
                                    C2/12. Joseph Malik - Mixed Race Combination
                                    C3/13. The Crow - Your Autumn Of Tomorrow
                                    C4/14. Ferry Ultra Ft Ashley Slater - Why Did You Do It? – The Reflex Revision (Edit)
                                    C5/15. The Traffic - Beat It
                                    D1/16. Lettuce Ft. Big Tony & Jungle Boogie – Checker Wrecker
                                    D2/17. Joel Culpepper - WAR
                                    D3/18. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Hole In One
                                    D4/19. PM Warson - (Don't) Hold Me Down

                                    Various Artists

                                    Nice Swan Introduces Vol.1

                                      Nice Swan Records announce the release of compilation LP ‘Nice Swan Introduces Vol.1’. 

                                      Introducing a wave of new and exciting talent including the likes of Jelly Cleaver, Courting, Sprints, Hallan, Malady, Mandrake Handshake and Anorak Patch. 

                                      The upcoming compilation solidifies Nice Swan’s growing status as one of the UK’s most reputable indie labels, with further signings and releases set to be announced in the coming weeks. 

                                      Launched in 2016 by North West duo Pete Heywoode and Alex Edwards, Nice Swan’s initial aim to become a platform for discovering and nurturing new talent soon attracted widespread recognition, with the subsequent success of signees such as Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR and Hotel Lux building momentum at an impressive rate. 

                                      Instilled with a passion to push emerging artists on a monthly basis, ‘Vol.1’ marks the next stage of the cult indie label’s development. With several acts already becoming mainstays on the BBC Radio 1 / 6 Music airwaves and gaining extensive tastemaker approval, the compilation could not be arriving at a better time.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Jelly Cleaver - Feeling Fine
                                      2. Courting - David Byrnes Badside
                                      3. Sprints - The Cheek
                                      4. Hallan - Modern England
                                      5. Malady - London, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down
                                      6. Mandrake Handshake - Gonkulator
                                      7. Anorak Patch - Irate
                                      8. Jaws The Shark - Demon Dream
                                      9. Opus Kink - Wild Bill
                                      10. English Teacher - R&B

                                      Various Artists

                                      The French Dispatch OST

                                        Wes Anderson’s latest film The French Dispatch brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

                                        It stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

                                        The film will likely premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in France (July TBC), with a worldwide theatrical release to follow.

                                        The eclectic soundtrack features Jarvis Cocker, Grace Jones, Ennio Morricone, Charles Aznavour & others.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A
                                        Obituary - Alexandre Desplat
                                        After You've Gone - Gene Austin With Candy And CoCo
                                        Simone, Naked, Cell Block-J Hobby Room - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Fiasco - Gus Viseur
                                        Moses Rosenthaler - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Side B
                                        I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - Grace Jones
                                        Mouthwash De Menthe - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Sonata For Mandolin And Guitar A-Dur K.331, Adagio - Boris Bjoern Bagger & Detlef Tewes
                                        Cadazio Uncles And Nephew Gallery - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Inseguimento Al Taxi (The Chase) - Mario Nascimbene
                                        The Bernsen Lectures At The Clampette Collection - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Side C
                                        L’Ultima Volta - Ennio Morricone
                                        Tu M'as Trop Menti - Chantal Goya
                                        J'en Déduis Que Je T'aime - Charles Aznavour
                                        Fugue No.2 In C Minor [The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 2 BWV 871] - The Swingle Singers
                                        Adagio - Georges Delerue
                                        Side D
                                        Police Cooking - Alexandre Desplat
                                        The Private Dining Room Of The Police Commissioner - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Kidnappers Lair - Alexandre Desplat
                                        A Multi-Pronged Battle Plan - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Blackbird Pie - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Commandos, Guerillas, Snipers, Climbers And The Jeroboam - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Animated Car Chase - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Lt. Nescaffier (Seeking Something Missing...) - Alexandre Desplat
                                        Aline - Jarvis Cocker

                                        90’s reggae talent pool, Xterminator records was really quite revolutionary. Owner Philip Burrell and his largely Rastafarian clan of sessions musicians had an almost spiritual, gilded hand when it came to producing hits. If you recorded for Fatis, you went into the studio empty-handed - no lyrics - and put your trust in the Almighty. That was the rule and the artists who passed through Xterminator had to really feel what they were singing or deejaying about.

                                        The first chapter in this incredible label’s legacy is presented here with twelve iconic tracks recorded at the legendary studios. It’s to their eternal credit that the music they made over twenty years ago can still play in today’s reggae dancehalls, and that the lyrical messages continue to be of relevance. That’s the strength and beauty of these recordings, which Global Beats have now lovingly restored and represented anew.


                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Luciano - Ulterior Motive
                                        2. Sugar Minott - Run Things
                                        3. Morgan Heritage - Bubble In The Struggle
                                        4. Ini Kamoze - Hot Steppa
                                        5. Gregory Isaacs - Make Me Prosper
                                        6. Sizzla - Taking Over
                                        7. Frankie Paul - Gimme That Portion
                                        8. Sanchez - Praise Him
                                        9. Cocoa Tea - Good Life
                                        10. Capleton - Stand Tall
                                        11. Jah Cure - Trod In The Valley
                                        12. Beres Hammond - Hold On

                                        Various Artists

                                        DUNE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

                                          Soundtrack to David Lynch's 1984 cult film. Composed by TOTO and Brian Eno. Sourced from the original master tapes. Includes 24 x 24 full color poster. Audiophile Pressing at RTI. 

                                          DJ Jazz-T, owner of Boot Records, was the 1999 UK ITF Advancement champion. He has laced cuts on hundreds of tracks since 1995 and produces under the name of Jazz T and Boot Productions, which is Jazz & genius Dr Zygote. He was Tim Dog's tour DJ before he passed away, and he currently DJs for Gawd Status, Jehst, Micall Parknsun, Ramson Badbonez, Leaf Dog & BVA, Joker Starr and Diversion Tactics.
                                          Jihad the Roughneck MC started rhyming in the late 80's and was a member of one group before Third Sight (with Dufunk & D-Styles). He is originally from the city of Santa Clara in Northern California, relocating to the Los Angeles area in 2004. He has played shows in California, Nevada, Oregon and toured Japan twice with Third Sight.

                                          Lex Boogie From The Bronx grew up as a kid around the jams in the parks. He carries The Bronx with him wherever he goes. His different chambers of production and raps have seen him work with the likes of Stahhr, Marq Spekt, Boog Brown, Vordul Mega, billy woods, Mike Flo & more.
                                          Originally from Brussels, now based in Montreal, Senz' first approach to cutting records up was on a pair of Technics 1200s, which he and his best friend claimed mutual custody over (1 month each) in 1998. After over 15 years spent producing on MPC ("War of the Worlds" was produced on a 2000xl), 2020 saw Senz switch to Koala Sampler app, by Elf Audio. His crazy beats have grabbed the attention of legends such as Dibia$e & Grap Luva.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Roughneck Jihad & Senz Beats - Catastrophe (Jazz T Remix)
                                          2. Lex Boogie From The Bronx, Senz Beats & Jazz T - War Of The Worlds

                                          Various Artists

                                          Brown Acid: The Thirteenth Trip

                                            The forthcoming latest edition of the popular compilation series featuring long-lost vintage 60s-70s proto-metal and stoner rock singles, Brown Acid: The Thirteenth Trip will be available on Halloween 2021. Check out the first single "Run Run", released in 1970 by Montreal hard rockers Max is available to hear & share via Metal Injection HERE. (And, direct YouTube and Bandcamp)

                                            The Brown Acid series is curated by L.A. label RidingEasy Records and retailer/label Permanent Records. 

                                            About The Thirteenth Trip:
                                            Max, from Montreal, QC — originally known as Dawn, before Tony Orlando & Dawn forced a name change — kick things off with “Run Run” from their lone 1970 single. It’s a hard-hitting rocker with scale climbing crunching guitars and powerful Bonham-esque drumming. Sadly, the band didn’t last long due to poor management and various other factors, so this is the only surviving document according to guitarist Gerry Markman. And what a document it is, paired with the A-side “The Flying Dutchman.”

                                            You might remember Ralph Williams and the Wright Brothers from their track “Never Again” on Brown Acid: The Tenth Trip. Here they make their return to the series with the A-side of their 1972 Hour Glass Records 45, which sounds like Blue Cheer mangling Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” (that’s right, several years before Van Halen actually did so.) Alas, Ralph and these Wright Brothers soon disappeared from terrestrial airspace.

                                            “Feelin’ Dead” is extremely heavy blues from this also extremely rare 1974 single by Detroit, MI’s Master Danse, which was only released as a promo 45. Think Led Zeppelin’s “Since I’ve Been Loving You” and you’re on the right track. A little dose of Hendrix acid blues and a heartfelt groove, and you’ll wonder why this single never even made it to official release. The unavoidable tell in the lyric, “help me get this damn thing out of my arm” hints at the post-Vietnam heroin epidemic as a potential clue why we never heard more from Master Danse.

                                            Folks, Gary Del Vecchio is “Buzzin’” hard on this one, and from what sounds like an in-studio party of yelps and chatter at the start of the song, it seems that the whole band was in on the festivities. The funky blues riff, reminiscent of Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker” and rollicking rhythmic changes certainly keep the buzz a rollin’.The recording is technically credited as Gary Del Vecchio with Max, though not the same band as the one that kicks off this Trip.

                                            John Kitko’s 1973 heavy psychedelic rager “Indecision” is the only recording known to exist by the mysterious artist. The Twin Record Productions release features a different artist, Tom Poff on the B-side, which is truly a shame, considering the smoldering ashes Kitko leaves of the turntable by song’s end. It starts out more like a late 60s Acid Rock jam before leaping into a blazing double-time gallop, whipped into a frenzy by wailing, neck-pickup guitar squeals and Kitko’s barely audible howls.

                                            Tampa, FL’s Bacchus made their Brown Acid debut way back on the very first Trip with “Carry My Load.” This 1972 B-side, “Hope” is a huge sounding swinging rocker replete with roadhouse piano bolstering the chunky riffs and confident vocals. After relocating to Southern California a few years later, the band morphed into Fortress, an 80s melodic metal act whose Hands In The Till album of Pomp Rock on Atlantic Records still draws chatter today.

                                            Orchid’s “Go Big Red” is perhaps the most garage-y sounding offering here, with loose rhythms and straightforward stop-and-start riffing. Nonetheless, the stomping energy and fried-amp guitar tone make this one a charming skull thwack. The band’s 1973 single on American records, backed with a cover of Johnny Russell and Voni Morrison’s “Act Naturally” (popularized by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos) is their only release, so the world never did see this Orchid fully blossom.

                                            By the title alone of Dry Ice’s “Don’t Munkey with the Funky Skunky” you know you’re in for a good time. The 1974 barnstormer seems aimed to the novelty tunes crowd, with its kooky lyrics and silly-voiced spoken catchphrase break, “peeyew, you’ll be sorry if you do.” But, the Ohio band’s maniacal drumming, crunching guitars and, of course, drug euphemistic lyrics make it a shoo-in for the Brown Acid series of erudite rock’n’roll.

                                            Good Humore’s swaggering 1976 rocker “Detroit” is a slick and smooth paen to the Motor City. It most likely doesn’t predate “Detroit Rock City” by Kiss, also released in 1976, and it has more rock’n’roll swing, but it could fit comfortably alongside the era’s arena anthems. Not much else is known about the one-off release on P.V. Records, but songwriter Mike Moats is noted to also have been a recording engineer in later years and this well produced track sounds like a labor of love. 

                                            Various Artists

                                            Fame - Jon Savage's Secret History Of Post-Punk (1978 - 81) 2021 Re-Edition

                                              The art of the good compilation album is one that is finely balanced between selecting the familiar and the obscure. Uncovered recordings that may open up exciting new areas ripe for contemplation. When Caroline True Records (CTR) embarked in 2006 in selecting the tracks for the definitive post-punk compilation album with Jon Savage curating, things were certainly never going to be neither humdrum nor boredom-inducing.

                                              For those of you who might not already know him, Jon can best be described as a cultural commentator, writer and longtime music journalist. (The Guardian, the NME, The Face, Melody Maker). He is also the Sex Pistols and Joy Division biographer and writer of the acclaimed “Teenage” and soon-come documentary on the book. Actually, he’s a secret national treasure. At the heart of the London punk scene from the early days, and resident in Manchester during the post-punk era, Savage seems like the perfect person to select gems from his record collection

                                              The spine of the collection features tracks by post-punk luminaries Wire, Joy Division and the Prefects. Not so 'secret' you may think, but consider the nascent and lo-fi Subway Sect, the tough polemic of Noh Mercy and the hyper obscure experimentalism of File Under Pop and you’re getting the idea. Containing 24 tracks in total, "Fame" is the perfect way to either dip a toe in the late 70s / early 80s post-punk underground for the first time, or take a trip down memory lane, with the tracks bringing back half-remembered John Peel plays.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Pere Ubu - Heart Of Darkness
                                              Chrome - Chromosome Damage
                                              Nigel Simpkins - Times Encounter
                                              Subway Sect - Imbalance (Rehearsal)
                                              File Under Pop - Heathrow
                                              Cabaret Voltaire - Partially Submerged
                                              The Prefects - Total Luck
                                              MARS - 3E
                                              Rosa Yemen - Herpes Simplex
                                              A.C Marias - Drop
                                              Kleenex - Ain’t You
                                              Noh Mercy - Caucasian Guilt
                                              The Flying Lizards - Hand 2 Take
                                              The Human League - The Dignity Of Labour Part 4
                                              Wire - A Touching Display (Demo)
                                              Joy Division - Autosuggestion
                                              Robert Rental & Thomas Leer - The Hard Way In
                                              The Urinals - Sex
                                              The Method Actors - Do The Method
                                              Rema Rema - Rema Rema
                                              DNA - Blonde Red Head
                                              IMPlog - Holland Tunnel Drive 

                                              Various Artists

                                              Scrap Metal

                                                By now you’re probably familiar with our wildly popular Brown Acid series of rare, lost and unreleased proto-metal and stoner rock singles from the 60s-70s. In the endless pursuit of those glorious gems, we often uncover equally brilliant rarities from the late-70s to late-80s Golden Age of Heavy Metal that also just must be heard, but they don’t fit the series’ aesthetic. Scrap Metal, Volume 1 collects some of the greatest unknown and lost Heavy Metal tracks, long buried beneath the avalanche of the era’s classic output.

                                                We all know the old adage that history is told by the winners. But sometimes the losers tell the best stories. And while none of these bands found fame and fortune, this artifact and the volumes to come are testament to the enduring power of heavy music. You can hear the blood, sweat and beers that went into each of these singles. The recordings may be low budget, but the inspiration and talent is immutable. Not only are the amps turned up to 11, the boyish sexual innuendo is cranked to 69. You can hear the convergence of influences — NWOBHM, thrash, glam metal, doom, etc — colliding at once as the era birthed a wellspring of subgenres.

                                                Many of these singles are self-released and were thus limited to a small run of copies. Those that remain are hoarded by collectors and sold for exorbitant amounts. We’ve collected the best of the best for you here. As with Brown Acid, all of these tracks are licensed legitimately and the artists all get paid. Because it’s the right thing to do.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                01. Rapid Tears “Headbang” 
                                                02. Air Raid “69 In A 55” 
                                                03. Hades “Girls Will Be Girls” 
                                                04. Resless “The Power” 
                                                05. Don Cappa “Steel City Metal” 
                                                06. The Beast “Enemy Ace” 
                                                07. Dead Silence “Can’t Stop” 
                                                08. Hazardous Waste “Danger Zone” 
                                                09. Czar “Iron Curtain” 
                                                10. Real Steel “Viking Queen”

                                                Various Artists

                                                Future Bubblers 5.0

                                                  Latest volume of the Future Bubblers series - the 9 track compilation is a musically diverse collection of tracks, fusing genres that span across electronic, alt-R&B, alt-hip-hop, spoken word, neo-soul, jazz and beyond. Spanning just under 40 minutes, Future Bubblers 5.0 is an extremely impressive assemblage of talent who have all delivered top-shelf singles - the compilation embodies the spirit of the musicians as well as the team behind Future Bubblers.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Magoya - The Most Beautiful Lie Feat. Ella Knight.
                                                  2. Mark Cake - Hoon
                                                  3. Ella Knight - It Don't Matter
                                                  4. NeOne The Wonderer - Nose Dive
                                                  5. Conrad Ellis - Make It Last
                                                  6. Damos Room - Soft Bodied (Widow's Reprise)
                                                  7. Shakira Alleyne - Floating Soul
                                                  8. Madi Saskia - Fast Or Slow
                                                  9. Griz-O & JSSO Project - Tabou Remix Feat. Kalliope

                                                  From its humble beginnings in 2001, the Brooklyn label Bastard Jazz Recordings has trailblazed a unique path in the world of independent record labels. Appealing to both DJs and music fans from all walks of life, BJR has become known for its eclectic sound & community of global artists from Mumbai to Napoli, New York to Kinshasha, who touch on everything from funk to hip-hop, house music to forward thinking beats, soul to jazz and international sounds, along with its unrelenting commitment to the vinyl medium. This November, the label will be celebrating 20 years of operation in various incarnations and are releasing a special compilation and a DJ friendly 4xLP titled '20 Years of Bastard Jazz' filled with brand new cuts from its current roster, plus a selection of catalog material, some of it classic, some of it overlooked, and some of it unpressed.

                                                  Highlights from the compilation include Australian outfit The Goods, who team up with Steve Spacek (famously of the eponymous British band) on the spacey future soul banger, "FEELS 4 U," while label stalwarts Potatohead People (who recently teamed up with both De La Soul, Jazzy Jeff, and Kaidi Tatham as well as a host of others on their new album) deliver "Bonzai View," with its live instrumentation & technical prowess fused with a head-nodding boom-bap beat the group has become known for. Pittsburgh producer Buscrates delivers "Spotlight," a slinky modern funk / boogie production, while brand new signing POSY gives us "Amai," a delicate beat construction with gorgeous strings, horns and live bass weaving in and out.

                                                  Notable past catalog on the compilation include LA producer Captain Planet's classic "Un Poquito Mas" featuring Chico Mann (Antibalas, Here Lies Man) which is still being sung along to in clubs worldwide from Mexico City to Berlin 7 years later, and the airy, indie dance vibes of Manatee Commune's "Majestic Diver." Los Angeles producer and talkbox wizard B. Bravo's "Can't Keep My Hands Off You" featuring Reva Devito goes into more sultry territory, while Rumtum's "Tropic Air" gives us a fresh splash of wobbly tape synth and relaxed lo-fi drums. Of course, the club is not left out and the catalog includes dancefloor ready remixes from friends of the label like Jimpster, DJ Spinna, Jacques Renault, and the red hot up & coming Brooklyn duo musclecars.

                                                  Bastard Jazz started early as so many nascent DJ-oriented imprints come into existence, as founder & president Aaron Schultz just barely out of his teenage years was beginning to find his footing as a DJ in Brooklyn, New York. Culling together a small group of artists early on, the label ran as a side project for many years, releasing a handful of records per year. Following a reorganization & renewed commitment in 2014, the label has experienced exponential growth while moving from a DJ oriented standpoint to an artist focused organization that thrives on signing and nurturing new talent and new sounds, while maintaining a concurrent sonic thread in its music. POC owned with a majority POC artist stable, Bastard Jazz's story is the slow build of a real indie label with a diverse sound & roster from the ground up, through trial and error, listening, learning, and adapting to the times without becoming jaded or losing its original vision. 20 years on, it's still here & stronger than ever.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Bad Colours - Evers' Jam
                                                  2. The Goods - FEELS 4 U (feat. Steve Spacek)
                                                  3. Kumail - Without You
                                                  4. Nick Wisdom - Good Times
                                                  5. Kool Customer - Fastlane
                                                  6. Buscrates - Spotlight
                                                  7. Peter Matson - Roma Norte (Jimpster Remix)
                                                  8. Illa J - Sunflower (DJ Spinna Remix) [feat. Allie & Potatohead People]
                                                  9. The Pendletons - Keep It Working (Jacques Renault Remix)
                                                  10. Chico Mann & Captain Planet - Un Poquito Mas
                                                  11. Brisa - Astro Funk
                                                  12. Manatee Commune - Majestic Diver
                                                  13. Potatohead People - Bonzai View
                                                  14. RUMTUM - Tropic Air
                                                  15. POSY - Amai
                                                  16. Bad Colours - Skin To Skin (musclecars Remix)
                                                  17. Captain Planet - Hammock Dreams
                                                  18. Jugoe - Tique Toque
                                                  19. B. Bravo - Can't Keep My Hands Off You (feat. Reva DeVito)
                                                  20. Dead Horse Beats - July

                                                  Industrialism is the outcome of a material investigation into analogue relationships between sound and photography. The compilation contains three tracks covering acid-punk, jungle, and post-dubstep explorations into contemporary dance music. The EP is birthed from the resurgence of rave culture as the labour market sees a second wave of de-industrialisation.

                                                  The cover consists of contacting prints from a unique version of the track cut into Ilford ULF 14 inch film. The experimental process derives from the bone record industry from the 20th century countercultural music scene in the USSR and has been re-explored by Walker as he explores the relationships between sound and image. 


                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A1: Noah Priddle - All Da Massive
                                                  A2: Tsuin - Not Your Friends
                                                  B1: Matthew Walker - Spectre

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Jon Savage's 1977-1979

                                                    The seventh in my series of Ace singles comps reaches the years 1977-79. Unlike the earlier 70s, when I’d been streamed into the rock world, I’d started to listen to a wider variety of music during that time – punk, obviously, but also the beginning of post-punk, early homegrown electronica, European synth disco, dub, a bit of new wave and unique one-offs such as Subway Sect’s ‘Dontsplitit’ or the Lines’ ‘White Night’ – that represents a turbulent, highly creative period which reflected a divided, increasingly harsh world outside.

                                                    It was the late 70s, with symbols clashing everywhere, and I was in the thick of it – having moved from fan and consumer to practitioner – first with Sounds from April 1977 onwards, and then with Melody Maker from October 1978 on. Moving from small live reviews and record reviews to longer interviews, I started by covering punk and then moved to historical psychedelia, reggae and dub, American and British independent records and New Musick, the November 1977 Sounds feature I co-edited with Jane Suck about the electronic future.

                                                    As you’d expect, I was sent dozens of records from within those genres. A mix of punk, reggae, dub, independent experimentation – including late 70s psychedelia – and increasing amounts of electronica was my staple during those years. Reggae and dub came from my experience of living in London: that’s what you heard all over North Kensington, Shepherd’s Bush and in shops like Acme Attractions, run by Don Letts and Jeannette Lee. Rough Trade regularly carried reggae imports, and I’d go there most weeks.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    DISC ONE
                                                    1. PROPHESY REVEAL - Bo Jangles
                                                    2. NEAT NEAT NEAT - The Damned
                                                    3. HEAVY MANNERS - Prince Far I
                                                    4. SODA PRESSING - The Boys
                                                    5. QUICK STEP - The Adverts
                                                    6. YOUNG SAVAGE - Ultravox!
                                                    7. MAGIC FLY - Space
                                                    8. THE MODERN DANCE - Pere Ubu
                                                    9. DAY BY DAY - Generation X
                                                    10. UTOPIA - ME GIORGIO - Giorgio
                                                    11. THE PASSENGER - Iggy Pop
                                                    12. SUSPENDED SENTENCE - John Cooper Clarke
                                                    13. BAMBA IN DUB - The Revolutionaries
                                                    14. NO BONES FOR THE DOGS - Joe Gibbs & The Professionals
                                                    15. EMERGENCY - 999
                                                    16. KING’S LEAD HAT - Brian Eno
                                                    17. DONTSPLITIT - Subway Sect
                                                    18. 52 GIRLS - The B-52’s
                                                    19. MOVING AWAY FROM THE PULSEBEAT - Buzzcocks
                                                    20. NEVER - Penetration
                                                    21. WARM LEATHERETTE - The Normal
                                                    22. I REMEMBER - Suicide
                                                    23. TRUE CONFESSIONS - The Undertones
                                                    DISC TWO
                                                    1. BEING BOILED - The Human League
                                                    2. WHITE NIGHT - The Lines
                                                    3. COME BACK JONEE - Devo
                                                    4. TIRED OF WAKING UP TIRED - The Diodes
                                                    5. VOICES - Siouxsie & The Banshees
                                                    6. 28/8/78 - Scritti Politti
                                                    7. THE SET UP - Cabaret Voltaire
                                                    8. HUMAN FLY - The Cramps
                                                    9. FOUND A JOB - Talking Heads
                                                    10. SITUATIONS - The Middle Class
                                                    11. TIMES ENCOUNTER - Nigel Simpkins
                                                    12. HANDLING THE BIG JETS - The Members
                                                    13. HIPPIE - Suzannes
                                                    14. 3.38 - The Pop Group
                                                    15. WARRIOR IN WOOLWORTHS - X-Ray Spex
                                                    16. ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC? - Tubeway Army
                                                    17. ALL NIGHT PARTY - A Certain Ratio
                                                    18. PAKMOVÄST - Telex
                                                    19. EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS - The Monochrome Set
                                                    20. A QUESTION OF DEGREE - Wire
                                                    21. I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - The Slits
                                                    22. HINDU GODS (OF LOVE) - Lipstick Killers
                                                    23. SPACER - Sheila & B Devotion

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    Heavenly Remixes 3 - Andrew Weatherall Volume 1

                                                      Andrew Weatherall was Heavenly’s first true friend. By the time the label was born in the spring of 1990, he was already an inspirational sounding board, as well as a fellow traveller on the bright new road that stretched out ahead thanks to the massive cultural liberation of acid house. Back then, every energised meeting could be turned into a fortuitous opportunity in this burgeoning new underground economy. Bored of your job? Start playing records out! Start a club night! Get in the studio! Start a label! Just don’t stand still. Andrew would follow two of those commandments for the rest of his life, and he’d have a hand in the others at various points as well.

                                                      At the start of things, Andrew was a regular visitor to Capersville — the pre-Heavenly press office run by friend and label founder Jeff Barrett (soon to become Andrew’s manager). It was there that he famously picked up a copy of Primal Scream’s unloved second album and singled out a track that would later become Loaded, after being given an instruction to ‘fucking destroy’ it by the band’s Andrew Innes; it was there too that the idea to remix the first Heavenly release came about.

                                                      Andrew’s mix of that first Heavenly record is very much a product of its time. The World According To Sly and Lovechild is a swirling bass punch topped with a hypnotic marimba line and the kind of ecstatic diva vocal that you’d hear coming out of the speakers all night at post-Shoom clubs like Yellow Book. His take on the label’s next release — Saint Etienne’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix of Two Halves) — would set the template for his next three decades of audio exploration. A drawn-out imperial dub, the track builds and builds with a moody intensity (partly down to the melodica played by Weather Prophets legend Pete Astor) that’s far more Kingston JA at dusk than Kingston-upon-Thames at kicking out time. It’s both a dancefloor record to get lost in and headphone psychedelia of the highest order — a perfect example of what he did better than anyone else.

                                                      Between 1990 and his untimely death in 2020, Andrew fed more Heavenly bands through the mixing desk than those of any other label. Consistently, he returned visionary music to the office, often in person for (at least) one ceremonial playback — a ritual that would involve the volume cranked up high and Andrew rocking back on his heels, eyes closed, lost in the alchemy of it all.

                                                      Each time, he would warp and twist originals into beautiful new shapes — elasticated club records that might evoke Detroit techno one second and Throbbing Gristle the next, before wheel-spinning into something akin to The Fall produced by King Tubby.

                                                      Andrew’s studio adventures would always be guided by that early advice to fucking destroy the source material. It’s why he was the first name that came up when remixes were discussed; the first number on the speed dial. Listening back to these remixes now — to thirty years of glorious outsider sounds — it’s more obvious than ever that Heavenly was blessed to have a friend like Andrew Weatherall. 


                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Sly & Lovechild - The World According To Sly & Lovechild (Soul Of Europe Mix)
                                                      Mark Lanegan - Beehive (Andrew Weatherall Dub)
                                                      Flowered Up - Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit More Partial Mix)
                                                      Gwenno - Chwyldro (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                      Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix Of Two Halves)
                                                      Confidence Man - Bubblegum (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                      Espiritu - Conquistador (Sabres Of Paradise No. 3 Mix)
                                                      The Orielles - Sugar Tastes Like Salt (Andrew Weatherall Tastes Like Dub Mix Pt.1 - Live Bass)

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Heavenly Remixes 4 - Andrew Weatherall Volume 2

                                                        Andrew Weatherall was Heavenly’s first true friend. By the time the label was born in the spring of 1990, he was already an inspirational sounding board, as well as a fellow traveller on the bright new road that stretched out ahead thanks to the massive cultural liberation of acid house. Back then, every energised meeting could be turned into a fortuitous opportunity in this burgeoning new underground economy. Bored of your job? Start playing records out! Start a club night! Get in the studio! Start a label! Just don’t stand still. Andrew would follow two of those commandments for the rest of his life, and he’d have a hand in the others at various points as well.

                                                        At the start of things, Andrew was a regular visitor to Capersville — the pre-Heavenly press office run by friend and label founder Jeff Barrett (soon to become Andrew’s manager). It was there that he famously picked up a copy of Primal Scream’s unloved second album and singled out a track that would later become Loaded, after being given an instruction to ‘fucking destroy’ it by the band’s Andrew Innes; it was there too that the idea to remix the first Heavenly release came about.

                                                        Andrew’s mix of that first Heavenly record is very much a product of its time. The World According To Sly and Lovechild is a swirling bass punch topped with a hypnotic marimba line and the kind of ecstatic diva vocal that you’d hear coming out of the speakers all night at post-Shoom clubs like Yellow Book. His take on the label’s next release — Saint Etienne’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix of Two Halves) — would set the template for his next three decades of audio exploration. A drawn-out imperial dub, the track builds and builds with a moody intensity (partly down to the melodica played by Weather Prophets legend Pete Astor) that’s far more Kingston JA at dusk than Kingston-upon-Thames at kicking out time. It’s both a dancefloor record to get lost in and headphone psychedelia of the highest order — a perfect example of what he did better than anyone else.

                                                        Between 1990 and his untimely death in 2020, Andrew fed more Heavenly bands through the mixing desk than those of any other label. Consistently, he returned visionary music to the office, often in person for (at least) one ceremonial playback — a ritual that would involve the volume cranked up high and Andrew rocking back on his heels, eyes closed, lost in the alchemy of it all.

                                                        Each time, he would warp and twist originals into beautiful new shapes — elasticated club records that might evoke Detroit techno one second and Throbbing Gristle the next, before wheel-spinning into something akin to The Fall produced by King Tubby.

                                                        Andrew’s studio adventures would always be guided by that early advice to fucking destroy the source material. It’s why he was the first name that came up when remixes were discussed; the first number on the speed dial. Listening back to these remixes now — to thirty years of glorious outsider sounds — it’s more obvious than ever that Heavenly was blessed to have a friend like Andrew Weatherall. 


                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Audiobooks Feat. Andrew Weatherall - Dance Your Life Away (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                        Saint Etienne - Heart Failed (In The Back Of A Taxi) (Two Lone Swordsmen Dub)
                                                        Doves - Compulsion (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                        TOY - Dead & Gone (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                        Confidence Man & Andrew Weatherall - Out The Window (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                        LCMDF - Gandhi (Andy Weatherall Remix II)
                                                        Espiritu - Bonita Mañana (Sabres Of Paradise Remix)
                                                        Unloved - Devils Angels (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

                                                        Cool – calm – collected: chapter 15 of this superlative series, compiled by Compost's head honcho Michael Reinboth. 21 tracks, 8 exclusive, previously unreleased tracks. The exciting package comes as 2-CD / 4-LP vinyl. Enjoy!

                                                        The exclusives by Area (guess you all know his brilliant Innervisions release), Arnau Obiols & KAYYAK (recently featured by Gilles Peterson in his "watch out for 2021" top five list), Ron Deacon (officially belongs to the Workshop-Crew together with other artists like Move D, Even Tuell and Kassem Mosse), Class Compliance (which are Manuel Tur with his Clavis partner Adrian Hoffmann, also known as Paskal & Urban Absolutes or Amberoom), Mille & Hirsch (operators of the fine Polish Records), All Is Well (Fred Everything), Ben Sturm (watch out talent of Leipzig's viral underground scene) and Oliver Kieser (best known as Kieser & Velten with their releases on G-Stone). This wonderful Esa Williams remix of Bantu Clan Vs Sarabi is also previously unreleased.

                                                        Several magazines voted the Future Sounds Of Jazz as one of the best compilation series of all time. With this series, starting in 1995, the term Future Jazz became a genre landmark.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Typesun - Last Home (DJ Nature Remix)
                                                        2. Brandi Ifgray - Bones (Maurice Fulton Vibe Mix)
                                                        3. Lucas Croon - Turkischer Tee
                                                        4. Ron Deacon - Untitled B2 Brando Jazz (Previously Unreleased) [feat. Johanna Jaeremo]
                                                        5. Oliver Kieser - Oscura Serenata (Previously Unreleased)
                                                        6. Marni - Floor Of Soul
                                                        7. Kevin Yost - Another World
                                                        8. Arnau Obiols & KAYYAK - Tunacheza (Previously Unreleased)
                                                        9. All Is Well - Day Two (Previously Unreleased)
                                                        10. Aera - Line Of Conception (Previously Unreleased)
                                                        11. Toshio Matsuura Group - At Les
                                                        12. Bantu Clan Vs. Sara - Africa Ni Leo (Esa & Nonku Phiri Kaap Mix)
                                                        13. Class Compliance - Cuadro (Previously Unreleased)
                                                        14. Don Carlos - Mediterraneo
                                                        15. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - Agboju Logun
                                                        16. Cotonete - Super Vilain Wants Love (DJ Deep & Romain Poncet Remix)
                                                        17. Rudoulpho - Sunday Afternoon
                                                        18. Ben Sturm - Francebeat (Previously Unreleased)
                                                        19. Mille & Hirsch - Pentagon Flow (Previously Unreleased)
                                                        20. Martin Buttrich - Meeting Dave Dish
                                                        21. James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Neverending

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Mainstream Funk - Funk, Soul, Spritual Jazz 1971-75 Produced By Bob Shad's Mainstream Records

                                                          Wewantsounds continues its collaboration with Bob Shad's venerable jazz label Mainstream Records, and present a selection of 12 turntable friendly tracks recorded between 1971 and 1975 and showcasing the label's superb blend of Spiritual Jazz, Funk and Soul by the likes of Buddy Terry, Sarah Vaughan, LaMont Johnson and Johnny Coles

                                                          Most of the tracks are released on vinyl for the first time since their original release in the early 70s. The 2-LP set comes with gatefold sleeve featuring neverseen photos from the Mainstream vaults and new liner notes by UK journalist Paul Bowler.Mainstream Records is one of the key independent jazz labels of the early 70s, together with Flying Dutchman, Strata East, CTI and Black Jazz. Founded by legendary label man Bob Shad (who had been head of A&R at Mercury Records and set EmArcy in the 50s), the label concentrated on Psychedelia in the 60s before switching back to Shad's jazz roots in the early 70s, signing a new crop of jazzmen fed on John Coltrane and Miles' electric experiments. Thus was born the cult Mainstream "300 series" with its distinctive artwork and outstanding music from which this selection is largely drawn.

                                                          Giving a chance to many young jazz players and a few old friends, Shad recorded some of the most exciting jazz of the early 70s, mixing spiritual influences with funk and soul. Mainstream Records has a lot more exciting music in the vaults and 'Mainstream Funk' is just the tip of the iceberg serving as a timely reminder that Bob Shad's taste as a producer and A&R man was one of the finest on the scene.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Sarah Vaughan - Inner City Blues
                                                          Buddy Terry - Quiet Afternoon
                                                          Blue Mitchell - Last Tango In Paris
                                                          LaMont Johnson - M'Bassa
                                                          Prophecy - Betcha Can't Guess My Sign
                                                          Dave Hubbard - Family Affair
                                                          Sugar Billy - Super Duper Love Pt. 1
                                                          John White - Right Off
                                                          Mike Longo - Matrix
                                                          Barry Miles - Little Heart Of Pieces
                                                          Johnny Coles - Betty's Bossa
                                                          Pete Yellin - It's The Right Thing

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Soul Jazz Records Presents - Life Between Islands - Soundsystem Culture: Black Musical Expression In The UK 1973-2006

                                                          Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Life Between Islands’ collection is inspired by the launch of Tate Britain’s exhibition of the same name. This landmark exhibition explores the links between Caribbean and British art and culture from the 1950s to now. ‘Soundsystem Culture: Black Musical Expression in the UK 1973-2006’, focuses on the most important Black British musical styles to emerge out of the distinctly Caribbean world of sound systems. The album features an all-star line-up including Dennis Bovell, Shut Up and Dance, Cymande, Digital Mystikz, Brown Sugar, Funk Masters, Janet Kay, Ragga Twins and more.

                                                          The album is a lightning-rod journey across Roots Reggae, Jungle , Jazz- Funk, Lovers Rock, Jazz, Dubstep and more. Much of Soul Jazz Records’ catalogue comes out of these genres and this album is partly an overview of some of Soul Jazz’s earlier releases (including Digital Mystikz’ long-deleted groundbreaking and now highly collectible single ‘Misty Winter’) alongside some choice rare and classic tunes that span over 30 years of sound system culture.

                                                          Many of the tracks represent how Black British artists defined their own identity, with songs such as Brown Sugar’s righteous ‘Black Pride’, ‘I’m In Love with A Dreadlocks’ and Tabby Cat Kelly’s powerful ‘Don’t Call Us Immigrants’. Aside from being musically rooted in the distinctly Jamaican-born phenomenon of the sound system, much of this identity is also shaped by the triangular relationship of being British-born, of Caribbean heritage, and with an equal love of African-American Jazz, Funk and Soul, as evidenced with many Lovers Rock reggae covers of American soul tunes (such as those of Jean Carn, William de Vaughan and Rose Royce featured here). This stateside influence can also be heard in groups such as the Funk Masters, a group formed by reggae radio DJ Tony Williams, whose jazz-funk music successfully crossed over into New York’s clubland, as well as the great Cymande, whose unique street-funk became staple material for numerous US hip-hop artists in the years that followed.

                                                          In the early 1990s, jungle and drum and bass artists took the essence of reggae’s soundsystem culture - MCs, dubplates, crews - and applied them to their own music, applying heavy reggae bass lines to intense double-speed drum breakbeats. At the forefront of this new movement were the duo Shut Up and Dance, working closely with The Ragga Twins, aka Deman Rocker and Flinty Badman, both MCs for North London’s infamous Unity reggae soundsytem. In the early 2000s, dubstep, spearheaded by Digital Mystikz, became the latest instalment in this ever evolving soundsystem culture.

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Matt says: Dang this is good! Skilfully joining the dots of sound system culture from its very beginning till now would seem like a daunting task for anyone. But guided by the Black identity of the majority of Sounds, Soul Jazz offer up a catch-all release that takes us from roots reggae and soul to jungle and dubstep without ever losing sight of the subwoofer. A phenomenal collection which, by way of a few choicely licensed joints ("Misty Winter", "RK1" especially), should be a instant-buy for anyone with a penchant for UK dance music.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Black Slate - Sticks Man
                                                          Dee Sharp - Rising To The Top
                                                          Asher Senator - One Bible 
                                                          Cymande - Fug
                                                          Digital Mystikz - Misty Winter
                                                          Winston Curtis - Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
                                                          Trevor Hartley - It Must Be Love
                                                          Shut Up And Dance featuring The Ragga Twins - Java Bass
                                                          Brown Sugar - Black Pride
                                                          The Terrorist - RK1
                                                          Black Harmony - Don’t Let It Go To Your Head
                                                          Pebbles - Positive Vibrations
                                                          The Ragga Twins - Ragga Trip
                                                          Janet Kay And Alton Ellis - Still In Love
                                                          Funk Masters - Love Money
                                                          Cosmic Idren - Compelled
                                                          Harry Beckett - No Time For Hello
                                                          Sandra Reid - Ooh Boy
                                                          Tabby Cat Kelly - Don’t Call Us Immigrants
                                                          Brown Sugar - I’m In Love With A Dreadlocks

                                                          More heavy, future-proof club music from the delectable RAND Muzik.

                                                          Olsvangèr kicks us off with the rolling, tribal-tinged tech-house of "Pkak Del Mar" - a weighty bassline and echoed percussion parts keeping us locked into this late nite groove. Tim Schlockermann offers up a lighter, skippier number via "Decompiled" which has hints of that mid 90s deep house vibe with its cheeky vox samples and glowing pad stabs.

                                                          Onto side B and Adam Stromstedt gets technical on "Cand"; deploying highly intricate breaks and glitches across deep Reese bass and more echoed percussion artifacts flying around the mix. A post 3AM rumbler of the highest order! Finally, Barney In The Tunnel concludes with the acidic & corrosive moody techno of "Emojional Rescue".

                                                          Top drawer stuff throughout - don't sleep!



                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Matt says: The good folks at R.A.N.D. Muzik deliver another all star comp. If you're searching for the freshest late night club sounds then look no futher! Imperative stuff from the underground. Check!

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Olsvangèr - Pkak Del Mar
                                                          Tim Schlockermann - Decompiled
                                                          Adam Strömstedt - Carid
                                                          Barney In The Tunnel - Emojional Rescue 

                                                          "New Flava Volume 1" is an audacious project birthed in Austin Aggrey-Odoom's brain in the Spring of 1995. Austin, being a devoted Christian as well as a massive music fan, was a regular at different churches across the London Area during the mid-90's. He then connected with many young aspiring gospel / soul / r&b singers and had the idea to produce a gospel album that could appeal to a younger crowd, mixing US r&b influences, to create a new kind of Christian r&b that could have radio potential, while showcasing U.K.'s underground soul talents from the gospel community. His love of God and passion for music would finally merge into this hybrid compilation project called "New Flava Volume 1".

                                                          With the help of producer Paul Cumberbatch, they recorded a selection of the finest voices that Austin could find amongst the gospel circuit. Inspired by popular US r&b / hip-hop artists of that time, they aimed to recreate a heavy and well-polished sound that would resonate with the fans of Mary J. Blige, Joe and SWV amongst others. The result is quite mind-blowing, Cumberbatch's top-notch productions make a strong foundation to let the artists shine throughout the compilation, such as Tyrone Henry on the instant-classic "Time For You And Me" or the label-favorite "Heaven Is In My Home" by Jasmine Kirby. The UK has always been a great hunting ground for soul talents, and this compilation is yet another example of it. Now for the first time on 2xLP, "New Flava Volume One" is a must-have for any 90's R&B collectors !


                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Matt says: Don't let the god squad put you off! This will still appeal to our secular listeners! Seriously good street-soul, r&b comp from the mid 90s - check!

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Tyrone Henry - Time For You And Me
                                                          Marissa Anglin & Charlene Reid - I Just Wanna Thank You
                                                          John Gibbons - Turn It Inside Out
                                                          Janine Cross - That’s What I Believe
                                                          Raymond Dyer - Come Inside And Look
                                                          Samantha Edwards - My Reason For Life
                                                          Jasmine Kirby - Heaven Is In My Home
                                                          Tyrone Henry - Curious
                                                          Charlene Reid - Spirit In My Life
                                                          John Gibbons & Marissa Anglin - Are You In The Light
                                                          Stella - Love So Unconditional
                                                          Tyrone Henry - Do You Really Know
                                                          Gillian Newbhard - Lord We Honour Your Name

                                                          The Sound Of Love International 004 is a particular poignant collection of rarities, collectables and unearthed gems, pulled together by the Italian DJ and crate digger Budino. For the last two years, the pretty coastal town of Tisno in Croatia has been devoid of the (now) legendary Love International week-long celebration of music, leaving thousands of revellers and regular devotes with only the sounds of Love International to keep the spirits strong until the next time friendships are rekindled and dance resumes under the sun and the stars. Luckily, the fiesta is scheduled for a return to Tisno from 13th – 19th July 2022.

                                                          Budino, AKA Valentina Bodini, has a lifelong passion for vinyl, amassing an enviable collection of multi-genre LPs and singles via her years spent in Italy and now in Berlin. As resident DJ for Discodromo’s CockTail d’Amore parties, her enthusiasm for music and digging knows no boundaries, and her instalment into the Sound Of Love International series gives us an aural insight into her musical realm.

                                                          Musically, The Sound Of Love International #004 is a smorgasbord of sound. Opening with the glacial tones of Peter Seiler’s 1986 new-age gem ‘Serengeti’, the twelve track selection glides through proto-house, tribal ambience, industrial EBM, balearic dance and so much more. It’s a testament to the ground- breaking nature of these tracks that most of the music here was originally released some 30-40 years ago. Inclusions from Oliver Leib’s The Ambush project, Vibes Of Rhythm and Scott Edward stem from the post house & techno explosion of the early 90s, whilst the early proto-electronic experiments from the likes of Kirlian Camera, Clock DVA, Bourbonese Qualk and Pyrolator are welcomely revived for a new audience. Interestingly, a flexi-disc only release of ‘Hark’ by William Orbit & Laurie Mayer’s early 80s Torch Song project is also included here, elongated by Budino herself in the edit suite. Two brand new productions from DJ Blasy and Budino & Berko ensure that business is brought bang up to date, offering a unique and modern spin on the sounds of Budino, and her tantalising selection on this compilation.

                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                          Matt says: You might not have heard of Budinho yet, but you will after this Summer! The rising star of the new cosmic / Adriatic scene is set to take the world by storm. One of the Cocktail D'Amore crew, her impeccable curations of early 90s dance, cosmic and dancey EBM are dazzling everyone from Boiler Room to Test Pressing. Ahead of her Love International appearance in Tisno we get an absolutely beautiful compilation of frankly timeless dance music from a DJ and collector who really knows her onions.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          A1. Peter Seiler - Serengeti
                                                          A2. The Ambush - Casablanca
                                                          A3. Bourbonese Qualk - Ton Ton Macoute
                                                          B1. Pyrolator - Ein Weihnachtsmann Kommt In Die Disc
                                                          B2. Torch Song - Hark (Long Version)
                                                          B3. Kirlian Camera - Communicate (Instrumental Version)
                                                          C1. DJ Blasy - Metacognition
                                                          C2. Budino & Berko - Transoceanic
                                                          C3. Fidelfatti - Ocean
                                                          D1. Vibes Of Rhythm - Thrill Me (Trance-Paradise Mix)
                                                          D2. Clock DVA - Cypher (Glyph)
                                                          D3. Scott Edward - The Ion Engine

                                                          Born in 1932 in Tokyo, Kiyoshi Yamaya started his musical career in 1953 when he played in various jazz bands in town. In 1957, Yamaya joined Nobuo Hara's famous jazz big band Sharps & Flats as a baritone saxophone player and started composing, arranging, and recording for them and other big bands. He became a key jazz figure in Japan in the sixties together with Norio Maeda and Keitaro Miho, both jazz pianists, composers and arrangers, by forming the Modern Jazz Three Association – which aimed at improving the level of Japanese jazz composition and arrangement. In the mid-seventies, his Contemporary Sound Orchestra explored jazz funk fusions with traditional Japanese melodies and instruments such as the shakuhachi, koto, biwa, and shamisen. These works were recorded for a series of panoramic Japanese albums released domestically on Denon and Nippon Columbia, from which the tracks on this compilation are taken from.

                                                          Toshiko Yonekawa, born 1913 in the city of Himeji, not so far from Osaka, is the eldest daughter of koto and shamisen master Kin'o Yonekawa. She started studying both instruments with her talented father from the age of 3, played in her first concert at 8, and was only 12 years old when she first appeared on national radio. Her unique style of koto playing is widely recognized due to the extreme accuracy of the intonation and rhythm, as well as the unequaled beauty of the instrument's sonority. After a life decorated with awards and prizes, Toshiko Yonekawa was named a Living National Treasure in 1996.

                                                          Born in Tokyo in 1950, Kifu Mitsuhashi is a great master of Koto style shakuhachi. After completing the NHK Hōgaku Training Program in 1972, Mitsuhashi became a member of Pro Musica Nipponia, a group of leading composers and top-ranking musicians devoted to performing a wide-ranging repertoire of classical and contemporary compositions from both Japan and the West – in which all music is performed by traditional Japanese musical instruments. Mitsuhashi has toured the world for hundreds of recitals, also as a soloist, and has performed his art with the greatest ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 2020, Kifu Mitsuhashi was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Nanbu Ushioi-Uta (feat. Kifu Mitsuhashi)
                                                          2. Isohama Bon-Uta (feat. Toshiko Yonekawa)
                                                          3. Hohai-Bushi (feat. Kifu Mitsuhashi)
                                                          4. Otemoyan (feat. Toshiko Yonekawa)
                                                          5. Aizu Bandaisan (feat. Kifu Mitsuhashi)
                                                          6. Saitaro-Bushi (feat. Toshiko Yonekawa)
                                                          7. Soma Nagareyama (feat. Kifu Mitsuhashi)
                                                          8. Yagi-Bushi (feat. Toshiko Yonekawa)
                                                          9. Asadoya Yunta (feat. Kifu Mitsuhashi)
                                                          10. Konpira Fune Fune (feat. Toshiko Yonekawa)

                                                          For their 5th volume of the Downtownsounds Classics series, Fatty Fatty Phonographics are proud to present these gems from the West End Records catalogue, the famed underground disco label that gave us so many of our dancefloor staples.

                                                          "Tell You Today" is probably the Downtownsounds anthem, a sweet song of yearning, regret and innocent joy married to Arthur Russell's wonky, wobbly percussive genius, with a perfect pop climax that has led to many moments of collective disco joy on the DTS dancefloor. The lad didn't to do much on this edit beyond adding some elements from Arthur's B-side dub, so the joy goes on for just that little bit longer.

                                                          On the flip is 'When The Shit Hits The Fan', a no-nonsense, hit-the-floor and forget your troubles disco-rap stompout from 1980. A favourite with the likes of Theo Parrish and Dave Lee, this one always get the sneaky shebeen vibes a going...Check those lyrics!


                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Loose Joints - Tell You Today (Pablo Take Your Drums To Outer Space Edit) 
                                                          Master Boogies Song & Dance - When The Shit Hits The Fan (Pablo & Shoey Rejig) 

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions - 2022 Repress

                                                            Originally released on Studio !K7 Records in 1998, Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister's groundbreaking release, 'The K&D Sessions' reset the bar for what could be achieved in a compilation. Across an array of original tracks, dubs and infamous ‘K&D Session’ remixes, the DJ and producer duo took the listener on a smoke-filled blunted journey that flowed flawlessly. Often compared to DJ Shadow's 'Endtroducing' for its similarly deft craft of rhythm and quoted by Allmusic as "the most blissfully blunted music the world has ever heard", the album has sold over 1,000,000 copies to date and was included in Spin’s ‘Top 20 albums of 1999’. The album has long since been deleted on Vinyl with original 4LP sets changing hands for €300+ on the collectors market and even a bootleg vinyl copy will set a buyer back over €100. Sixteen years later, this legendary album will be available as a long overdue 5LP reissue remastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood.


                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. Roni Size - Heroes Kruder'S Long Loose Bossa
                                                            A2. Alex Reece - Jazz Master K&D Session Tm
                                                            B1. Bomb The Bass - Bug Powder Dust K&D Session Tm
                                                            B2. Lamb - Trans Fatty Acid K&D Session Tm
                                                            C1. Count Basic - Speechless Drum 'N' Bass
                                                            C2. Rocker’S Hi Fi - Going Under K&D Session Tm
                                                            D1. Depeche Mode - Useless K&D Session Tm
                                                            D2. Count Basic - Gotta Jazz Richard Dorfmeister Remix
                                                            E1. Aphrodelics - Rollin' On Chrome Wild Motherfucker Dub
                                                            E2. Knowtoryous - The Revenge Of Bomberclaad K&D Session Tm
                                                            F1. Rainer Trüby Trio - Donaueschingen Peter Kruders, Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänskajütenremix
                                                            G1. David Holmes - Gone K&D Session Tm
                                                            G2. Sofa Surfers - Sofa Rockers Richard Dorfmeister Remix
                                                            H1. Mama Oliver - Eastwest Stoned Together
                                                            H2. Bomb The Bass - Bug Powder Dust Dub
                                                            H3. Kruder & Dorfmeister - Boogie Woogie
                                                            I1. Sin - Where Shall I Turn K&D Session Tm Vol. 2
                                                            I2. Bone Thugs ‘N’ Harmony - 1St Of Tha Month K&D Session Tm
                                                            I3. Kruder & Dorfmeister - Lexicon
                                                            J1. Knowtoryous - Bomberclaad Joint K&D Session Tm
                                                            J2. Rocker’S Hi Fi - Going Under Evil Love And Insanity Dub
                                                            J3. Strange Cargo - Million Town K&D Session Tm.

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Heavenly Remixes 3 & 4 - Andrew Weatherall Volumes 1 & 2

                                                              Andrew Weatherall was Heavenly’s first true friend. By the time the label was born in the spring of 1990, he was already an inspirational sounding board, as well as a fellow traveller on the bright new road that stretched out ahead thanks to the massive cultural liberation of acid house. Back then, every energised meeting could be turned into a fortuitous opportunity in this burgeoning new underground economy. Bored of your job? Start playing records out! Start a club night! Get in the studio! Start a label! Just don’t stand still. Andrew would follow two of those commandments for the rest of his life, and he’d have a hand in the others at various points as well.

                                                              At the start of things, Andrew was a regular visitor to Capersville — the pre-Heavenly press office run by friend and label founder Jeff Barrett (soon to become Andrew’s manager). It was there that he famously picked up a copy of Primal Scream’s unloved second album and singled out a track that would later become Loaded, after being given an instruction to ‘fucking destroy’ it by the band’s Andrew Innes; it was there too that the idea to remix the first Heavenly release came about.

                                                              Andrew’s mix of that first Heavenly record is very much a product of its time. The World According To Sly and Lovechild is a swirling bass punch topped with a hypnotic marimba line and the kind of ecstatic diva vocal that you’d hear coming out of the speakers all night at post-Shoom clubs like Yellow Book. His take on the label’s next release — Saint Etienne’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix of Two Halves) — would set the template for his next three decades of audio exploration. A drawn-out imperial dub, the track builds and builds with a moody intensity (partly down to the melodica played by Weather Prophets legend Pete Astor) that’s far more Kingston JA at dusk than Kingston-upon-Thames at kicking out time. It’s both a dancefloor record to get lost in and headphone psychedelia of the highest order — a perfect example of what he did better than anyone else.

                                                              Between 1990 and his untimely death in 2020, Andrew fed more Heavenly bands through the mixing desk than those of any other label. Consistently, he returned visionary music to the office, often in person for (at least) one ceremonial playback — a ritual that would involve the volume cranked up high and Andrew rocking back on his heels, eyes closed, lost in the alchemy of it all.

                                                              Each time, he would warp and twist originals into beautiful new shapes — elasticated club records that might evoke Detroit techno one second and Throbbing Gristle the next, before wheel-spinning into something akin to The Fall produced by King Tubby.

                                                              Andrew’s studio adventures would always be guided by that early advice to fucking destroy the source material. It’s why he was the first name that came up when remixes were discussed; the first number on the speed dial. Listening back to these remixes now — to thirty years of glorious outsider sounds — it’s more obvious than ever that Heavenly was blessed to have a friend like Andrew Weatherall. 


                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Sly & Lovechild - The World According To Sly & Lovechild (Soul Of Europe Mix)
                                                              Mark Lanegan - Beehive (Andrew Weatherall Dub)
                                                              Flowered Up - Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit More Partial Mix)
                                                              Gwenno - Chwyldro (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                              Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix Of Two Halves)
                                                              Confidence Man - Bubblegum (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                              Espiritu - Conquistador (Sabres Of Paradise No. 3 Mix)
                                                              The Orielles - Sugar Tastes Like Salt (Andrew Weatherall Tastes Like Dub Mix Pt.1 - Live Bass)
                                                              Audiobooks Feat. Andrew Weatherall - Dance Your Life Away (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                              Saint Etienne - Heart Failed (In The Back Of A Taxi) (Two Lone Swordsmen Dub)
                                                              Doves - Compulsion (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                              TOY - Dead & Gone (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                              Confidence Man & Andrew Weatherall - Out The Window (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
                                                              LCMDF - Gandhi (Andy Weatherall Remix II)
                                                              Espiritu - Bonita Mañana (Sabres Of Paradise Remix)
                                                              Unloved - Devils Angels (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              NOW That’s What I Call Punk & New Wave

                                                                NOW Music proudly presents NOW That’s What I Call Punk & New Wave - a collection encapsulating the spirit of the times, and of the movement that changed the course of mainstream pop music.

                                                                89 tracks across 4 CDs, present the era’s most iconic artists, including The Clash, Blondie, Ramones, U2, Buzzcocks, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Adam & The Ants, The Jam and The Cure.

                                                                ‘London Calling’ by The Clash, The Undertones’ breakthrough hit ‘Teenage Kicks’, and Buzzcocks ‘Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)’, kick off the first disc - alongside classics from The Stranglers, Siouxsie And The Banshees and Ramones.

                                                                The late 70s and early 80s saw an explosion of punk and new wave groups and artists moving from the underground to mainstream chart success. No.1s from The Jam with ‘Going Underground’, ‘Brass In Pocket’ by Pretenders, The Boomtown Rats’ ‘Rat Trap’, Dexys Midnight Runners’ ‘Geno’, and Ian Dury & The Blockheads’ ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’ are all here, as well as top 5 hits from Squeeze, Lene Lovich, Joe Jackson and Patti Smith.

                                                                The genre also gave the first crossover success for bands that became the biggest acts in music during the late 70s and early 80s, including The Police, U2, The Cure, Blondie, all featured – along with two tracks from Adam & The Ants’ breakthrough album ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, with the title track and ‘Dog Eat Dog’.

                                                                True unique masterpieces of song-writing and performance that sound as fresh today as they did then include Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’, The Members’ ‘Sound Of The Suburbs’, Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, and ‘Rock Lobster’ from The B-52’s.

                                                                Brilliant covers flooded the charts – bringing new arrangements and different perspectives to established tracks, including The Slits’ cover of the Motown classic 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, ‘Money’ by The Flying Lizards, Blondie’s ‘Hanging On The Telephone’ and ‘Denis’, and ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ by The Tourists.

                                                                A fantastic collection of unique tracks that summarize an incredible time for music.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                CD Tracklist:
                                                                CD 1
                                                                1. The Clash - London Calling
                                                                2. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
                                                                3. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
                                                                4. The Stranglers - No More Heroes
                                                                5. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
                                                                6. The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
                                                                7. Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
                                                                8. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
                                                                9. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
                                                                10. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
                                                                11. The Damned - Love Song
                                                                12. Skids - Into The Valley
                                                                13. XTC - Making Plans For Nigel
                                                                14. Squeeze - Cool For Cats
                                                                15. Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway
                                                                16. Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
                                                                17. Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
                                                                18. Jags - Back Of My Hand
                                                                19. Secret Affair - Time For Action
                                                                20. The Motors - Airport
                                                                21. The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
                                                                22. Patti Smith - Because The Night
                                                                CD 2
                                                                1. The Jam - Going Underground
                                                                2. The Police - Can't Stand Losing You
                                                                3. The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap
                                                                4. Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
                                                                5. Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
                                                                6. Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno
                                                                7. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
                                                                8. Lene Lovich – Lucky Number
                                                                9. Toyah – Ieya
                                                                10. Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog
                                                                11. Bow Wow Wow - Go Wild In The Country
                                                                12. Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day
                                                                13. Tenpole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men
                                                                14. Generation X - King Rocker
                                                                15. Dr. Feelgood - Milk And Alcohol
                                                                16. The Barracudas - Summer Fun
                                                                17. The Piranhas – Tom Hark
                                                                18. Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United
                                                                19. The Vibrators - Automatic Lover
                                                                20. Department S - Is Vic There?
                                                                21. The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
                                                                22. Mink DeVille - Spanish Stroll
                                                                23. Yellow Dog - Just One More Night
                                                                CD 3
                                                                1. The B-52's - Rock Lobster
                                                                2. Devo - Whip It
                                                                3. The Flying Lizards – Money
                                                                4. Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach
                                                                5. The Cure - A Forest
                                                                6. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
                                                                7. Joe Jackson - It's Different For Girls
                                                                8. The Regents - 7 Teen
                                                                9. Squeeze - Up The Junction
                                                                10. The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
                                                                11. Split Enz - I Got You
                                                                12. The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
                                                                13. Simple Minds - Love Song
                                                                14. Ultravox! - Rockwrok
                                                                15. Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
                                                                16. Grace Jones - Private Life
                                                                17. The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
                                                                18. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What A Waste
                                                                19. Rich Kids - Rich Kids
                                                                20. Sham 69 - Angels With Dirty Faces
                                                                21. The Dickies - Banana Splits
                                                                22. Jilted John - Jilted John
                                                                CD 4
                                                                1. U2 - I Will Follow
                                                                2. The Members - Sound Of The Suburbs
                                                                3. The Ruts - Babylon's Burning
                                                                4. The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern
                                                                5. X-Ray Spex - Identity
                                                                6. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Christine
                                                                7. The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
                                                                8. Ramones - Baby, I Love You
                                                                9. Blondie - Denis
                                                                10. Pretenders - Kid
                                                                11. The Stranglers - Duchess
                                                                12. The Teardrop Explodes - Reward
                                                                13. Adam & The Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier
                                                                14. Bow Wow Wow - C30 C60 C90 Go
                                                                15. Public Image Limited - Public Image
                                                                16. Magazine - Shot By Both Sides
                                                                17. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
                                                                18. The Knack - My Sharona
                                                                19. Eddie & The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
                                                                20. Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar
                                                                21. The Vapors - Turning Japanese
                                                                22. Toy Dolls - Nellie The Elephant

                                                                Vinyl Tracklist:
                                                                LP 1 SIDE A
                                                                1. The Clash - London Calling
                                                                2. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
                                                                3. The Stranglers - No More Heroes
                                                                4. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
                                                                5. The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
                                                                6. Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
                                                                7. The Members - Sound Of The Suburbs
                                                                8. The Ruts - Babylon's Burning
                                                                9. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
                                                                LP 1 SIDE B
                                                                1. The Jam - Going Underground
                                                                2. The Police - Can't Stand Losing You
                                                                3. The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap
                                                                4. Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
                                                                5. Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
                                                                6. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
                                                                7. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
                                                                8. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
                                                                9. Jilted John - Jilted John
                                                                LP 2 SIDE A
                                                                1. The B-52's - Rock Lobster
                                                                2. Devo - Whip It
                                                                3. The Flying Lizards - Money
                                                                4. Squeeze - Cool For Cats
                                                                5. XTC - Making Plans For Nigel
                                                                6. Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway
                                                                7. Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
                                                                8. Patti Smith - Because The Night
                                                                LP 2 SIDE B
                                                                1. U2 – I Will Follow
                                                                2. Skids - Into The Valley
                                                                3. Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog
                                                                4. Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno
                                                                5. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
                                                                6. Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach
                                                                7. The Cure - A Forest
                                                                8. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Funk - Groovy Anthems By The Kings Of Funk

                                                                  After the two first volumes dedicated to Soul and to Jazz, the MEN COllECTION proudly presents its new release : FUNK MEN. Meet all the great male Funk singers for a new musical journey on a double vinyl.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. Barry White - Change
                                                                  A2. George McCrae - I Get Lifted
                                                                  A3. Andre Maurice - You're The Cream Of The Crop
                                                                  A4. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - I’ve Got So Much Trouble In My Mind (Pt.1 & 2)
                                                                  A5. Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
                                                                  B1. James Brown - Funky Men
                                                                  B2. The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
                                                                  B3. Syl Johnson - Ms. Fine Brown Frame
                                                                  B4. Sweet Thunder - Everybody’s Singin’ Love Songs
                                                                  B5. Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
                                                                  C1. Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
                                                                  C2. Curtis Mayfield - Toot An' Toot An' Toot
                                                                  C3. Al Jarreau - The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
                                                                  C4. Stretch - Why Did You Do It?
                                                                  C5. Black Ivory - I Keep Asking You Questions
                                                                  C6. Bobby Byrd - Back From The Dead
                                                                  D1. Cymande - Brothers On The Slide
                                                                  D2. Clarence Reid - If It Was Good Enough For Daddy
                                                                  D3. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - The Mystery Of Me
                                                                  D4. Uncle Louie Feat. Walter Murphy - I Like Funky Music
                                                                  D5. Joe Bataan - Rap-O Clap-O
                                                                  D6. Imagination - Music & Lights

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Soul & Cinema - Best Of Soul Music In Movies

                                                                    Double album feature some of the greatest soul artists and their film bangers

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1. Clyde McPhatter - You'll Be There
                                                                    A2. Etta James - At Last
                                                                    A3. Nina Simone - I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
                                                                    A4. Ray Charles - Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
                                                                    A5. Hank Ballard - Annie'S Aunt Fannie
                                                                    A6. Perry Como - Magic Moments
                                                                    B1. Betty Everett - Black Girl
                                                                    B2. William Bell - You Don'T Miss Your Water
                                                                    B3. Screamin'Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You
                                                                    B4. Sam Cooke - Twistin' The Night Away
                                                                    B5. Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle
                                                                    B6. Dee Dee Sharp - Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)
                                                                    C1. Solomon Burke - Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)
                                                                    C2. Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That
                                                                    C3. Eddie Floyd - I'Ve Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)
                                                                    C4. Clarence "Frogman" Henry - (I Don't Know Why) But I Do
                                                                    C5. Wilson Pickett - Land Of A Thousand Dances
                                                                    C6. Elvin Bishop - She Puts Me In The Mood
                                                                    D1. Percy Sledge - Out Of Left Field
                                                                    D2. Etta James - A Sunday Kind Of Love
                                                                    D3. Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
                                                                    D4. Ray Charles - Tell The Truth
                                                                    D5. Dee Clark - Hey Little Girl
                                                                    D6. Skeeter Davis - The End Of The World

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Soul Genius - The Best Of Soul Music

                                                                      Soul Genius - Vintage Sound is the collection presenting the greatest artists with their best songs in every musical genre. This new volume is dedicated to Soul Genius. Rediscover 16 masterpieces that made the music history of Soul, including James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes with Diana Ross…

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1. Sam Cooke Feat. Lou Rawls - Bring It On Home To Me
                                                                      A2. Curtis Mayfield - You Mean Everything To Me
                                                                      A3. Gwen McCrae - Let's Straighten It Out
                                                                      A4. Ben E. King - Spanish Harlem
                                                                      A5. Diana Ross & The Supremes - Let Me Go Ti The Right Way
                                                                      A6. Al Jarreau - Ain't No Sunshine
                                                                      A7. Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
                                                                      B1. Marvin Gaye - My Funny Valentine
                                                                      B2. Syl Johnson - They Can't See Your Good Side
                                                                      B3. James Brown - Please, Please, Please
                                                                      B4. The Marvelettes - Forever
                                                                      B5. Esther Phillips - Don't Feel Rained On
                                                                      B6. Aaron Neville - Hercules
                                                                      B7. Ray Charles - Georgia In My Mind

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Funk & Cinema - Best Of Funk In Movies

                                                                        Double album feature some of the greatest funk artists and their film bangers.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1. Isaac Hayes - The End Theme "Shaft"
                                                                        A2. The Blackbyrds - One-Eyed Two-Step
                                                                        A3. The Meters - Tippi-Toes
                                                                        A4. Melvin Van Peebles - Hoppin John
                                                                        A5. Joe Simon Feat. The Mainstreeters - Theme From "Cleopatra Jones"
                                                                        B1. Lalo Schifrin - Bullitt (Main Title)
                                                                        B2. Don Julian - Lay It On Your Head
                                                                        B3. Isaac Hayes - Main Title "Truck Turner"
                                                                        B4. Dyke & The Blazers - Let A Woman Be A Woman (And A Man Be A Man)
                                                                        B5. Jerry Butler & Jerry Peters - Speak The Truth To The People - Frankie's Theme
                                                                        C1. Dyke & The Blazers - We Got More Soul
                                                                        C2. Gil Scott Heron - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
                                                                        C3. Don Julian & The Larks - Shorty The Pimp
                                                                        C4. The Quantic Soul Orchestra Feat Alice Russell - Pushin On
                                                                        C5. George Benson - On Broadway
                                                                        D1. New Paradise - I Love Video
                                                                        D2. First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder
                                                                        D3. Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
                                                                        D4. The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
                                                                        D5. Grandmaster Caz - South Bronx Subway Rap

                                                                        We love Multi Culti here at Picc HQ so to see them launch a new quarterly 12" series is a mega buzz. "Solstice I" kicks us off with four rightly hyped artists contributing a track each.

                                                                        Beginning this journey are some of the label’s most beloved artists. Israeli duo Red Axes provide a chakra-elevating soundtrack with their inimitable blend of psych-garage-tronica, a sun-kissed banger that signals a long-awaited return to the togetherness of the dancefloor.

                                                                        Zillas On Acid turn in a robustly wiggly jam that electrifies, frazzling zaps and frenetic percussion recall the fritzy tension of the past year, a cathartic shock-treatment for traumatized dancers looking to get back to prime spine-shaking shape.

                                                                        Mexico managed to stay open for the most part, and TYU seems to have not skipped a beat here, still in perfect form after breaking out as one of the hottest young producers to emerge in recent years. Dark disco, Mexi-chug, call it what you want, but the emergent genre is never better represented than here. Spooky, phosphorescent tribal dance, Tulumminati-tested and approved.

                                                                        Finally, the big guy - Manfredas - whose remixes and edits have been highlight-reel material the past couple of years, delivers a long awaited original track with his requisite heavyweight swag. Wonky tunings and a chunky downtempo beat underpin Manny’s trademark masterful arrangement style, building patiently, with breakdowns that managed to wring every last drop of impact out of an odd, otherworldly assortment of sounds.


                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Matt says: Hardcore shamanic rituals from the psychotropic botanists at Multi Culti. Rainforest business of the highest order - toad not included.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1 - Red Axes – Maztomeret
                                                                        A2 - Zillas On Acid – Live From The Reptile House
                                                                        B1 - Tyu – Kongaloka
                                                                        B2 - Manfredas – Meshugas

                                                                        Round two of Rebirth’s bonus EP series that follows on from the massively popular "Ciao Italia Generazioni Underground" compilation – digging deep to reissue some of the most treasured Italian dream house tracks out there.

                                                                        The EP includes another four tracks that are cemented in many a wantlist including one of the standout cuts from Green Baize’s beloved 1992 LP "Game Of Chance" - "Toxicology Room" (produced by Alex Neri and Marco Baroni). Italian house royality Don Carlos's  "I Believe In Heaven" is an energetic, highly swung example of the producer's excessive house optimism! We also get the extended mix of Stage 28’s "Feel The Night" (produced by Leandro Papa) and a white label gem in the form of Cirillo & Leo Young Pres. Brother’s Brigade "They Couldn’t Resist". A serious record for collectors of Italian dance music! Do not sleep! 

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Matt says: Blissfully precious, highly desired Italian dream house tracks here, impeccably curated and remastered for a very special 12" release. Won't hang around long. Special release!

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1.  Green Baize - Toxicology Room
                                                                        A2.  Don Carlos - I Believe In Heaven
                                                                        B1.  Stage 28 - Feel The Night (Extended Mix)
                                                                        B2.  Cirillo & Leo Young Pres. Brother’s Brigade - They Couldn’t Resist

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Electronic Music Travels

                                                                          "The release of the Electronic Music Travels albums is an incredibly special moment for me in that it represents several years of friendships, collaboration, creativity and personal investment in the wonderful world of electronic music. I never imagined for a moment when I ran the first Electronic Music Open Mic (EMOM) in Manchester in early 2017 that it would lead to UK wide, European (and Australian) events, as well as a music travel book, CD compilations and a sexy vinyl release on an amazing emerging record label. All I wanted to do was have some fun with music in a space that was supportive and encouraging to everyone involved, those with ambitions plus those with no ambitions, people who enjoyed making music and wanted to test it out in a live environment. At that time there were very few places for electronic and experimental artists to meet up and play, there still aren’t enough, but at least the EMOM movement has contributed to making such spaces available.

                                                                          When Electronic Music Travels (the book) was published via Werra Foxma Records in 2020 it sold out in just a few months. This was a massive surprise to me as I’ve grown so used to getting minimal interest in my art and music. I keep going because it’s in my bloodstream and I can’t help myself. It’s part of my DNA. Many of the people who bought the book were actively involved in the EMOM movement as organisers, performers and supporters. Many of those people were also mentioned in the book which gave a snapshot of grass roots electronic music making around the UK and beyond. For this reason it seemed natural to me that the money raised from the book sales should be used to fund something exciting for the community in the form of an exciting music release. A vinyl release was the obvious choice but in discussions with Frazer of Werra Foxma Records I soon appreciated the time limitations of this format. We opted for a vinyl release with complementary CD releases so we could cover as wide a range of artists as possible. The process of choosing the music to include from the many brilliant submissions was a tough one and sometimes led to some lively debates and communications. There simply wasn’t room for all the submissions to be included so we aimed to select previously unreleased material and give a sense of the amazing range of electronic and experimental music that is being made at this time. This we hoped would emulate a typical EMOM night where soundscape artists follow DJ sets, synth pop performers and modular enthusiasts. I truly believe we have achieved that great mix and that these releases represent a moment in time when fabulous music is being made and should be heard.

                                                                          I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who submitted music to these albums and to all the artists and supporters involved in the EMOM community. It’s amazing how new friendships and allegiances have been formed from the simple act of bringing people together in a live music setting. I’ve always tried to espouse the view that whatever happens this is not about one individual and what they do. It’s about what we all do to support each other and what we all bring to the table. That table is waiting for you on the stage of an EMOM night somewhere out there. Go and listen to what others are doing and let them listen to what you are doing and most of all have fun along the way. It makes our music travels so much more interesting.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Manu Roig - Dustmote 01:30
                                                                          2. ModReaktor - First You Have To Climb The Mountain 05:08
                                                                          3. Apta - Wander 03:55
                                                                          4. Linus Fitness Centre - Bleeding Out 04:20
                                                                          5. Valentich - Unaware 03:58
                                                                          6. Tegan Northwood - Ghost In Your Life 05:13
                                                                          7. Quentin Leonetti - Dust & Snow 02:06
                                                                          8. Bloom's Taxonomy - Next Week's Milk 03:48
                                                                          9. Yodest - Where Are They Going 02:25
                                                                          10. How To Use This Manual - 1 TRK MND 04:07
                                                                          11. Tristan Burfield - Whimsical Journey 01:56

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Driftless Dreamers: In Cuca Country

                                                                            Home to Cuca Records and hundreds of Nashville-fantasizing pluckers and singers, Wisconsin’s Driftless region was a hotbed of country music in the 1960s. Influenced by old-timey ethnic songs, Bakersfield outlaws, countrypolitan rainbows, and the lonesome twang of every rural route roadhouse, these 17 Driftless Dreamers washed up at Jim Kirchstein’s Sauk City record plant with little more than $100 and a longing. Collected here are the fruits of Cuca’s documentary approach to record making, capturing the voices and stories of a culture and glacier in abatement.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Side A
                                                                            1. Unknown Artist - When She Finds The Way Back Home
                                                                            2. The Lavenders - Wanderer
                                                                            3. Nancy Lee Jordan - Happy Don’t Last Forever
                                                                            4. Artie Minz, Ellie Shepherd & The Countrymen - Just Another Name
                                                                            5. Curley Fields & The Kentuckians - Frisco Flower Tale
                                                                            6. Dave Davis - Kentucky Sunshine
                                                                            7. Patti Whipp - It’s Gone
                                                                            8. John D. Curnow - Cardinal

                                                                            Side B
                                                                            1. Gene Ski & The Troubadours - Six Foot Down
                                                                            2. Dixie Drifter - Little Hero
                                                                            3. Larry Phillipson - Challenge
                                                                            4. Harrison Two - Run Little Girl (Harrison)
                                                                            5. Johnny Madrid - Hello Houston (Goodbye Ol’ L.A.) 6. Duane & The Drifters - Tell Me
                                                                            7. Sam Podany - There’s A River
                                                                            8. John D. Curnow - Yellow-Throated Vireo

                                                                            Side C
                                                                            1. Shunka Wa Kaon - Legend Of The White Buffalo
                                                                            2. Frank Gay & The Gayblades - Down Bound Train
                                                                            3. Unknown Artist - Now They’re Gone
                                                                            4. Rog Winters & The Plainsmen - When I See You 5. Harrison Two - La Fraja
                                                                            6. The Chieftones - The Sun Is Shining 7. Patti Whipp - Walkin’
                                                                            8. John D. Curnow - Hermit Thrush

                                                                            Side D
                                                                            1. Gary Chamberlain & The Country Cats - Muleskinner Blues
                                                                            2. Rod & Terry - I Still Love You
                                                                            3. Janet Kaye - Heaven Help The Working Girl
                                                                            4. Curley Fields & The Kentuckians - Trouble Sweet Trouble (Just A Barstool Away)
                                                                            5. Georgette Beltran - This Lovely Day Is Mine 6. Tom Sheehan - God Help The World
                                                                            7. Sam Podany - Highway
                                                                            8. John D. Curnow - Brown Thrasher

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Lenny Kaye Presents Lightning Strike

                                                                              There are probably fewer pundits more qualified to opine upon popular music’s past than Lenny Kaye. A keen observer of, and participant within, rock music’s continued manifestations since its birth pangs in the early 1950s, Kaye’s deep knowledge, erudite analysis and infectious enthusiasm for the many tributaries whence and to where this behemoth of popular culture has flowed is something any aficionado should pay attention to.

                                                                              There is no better place to start than “Lightning Striking”, Kaye’s new book that is part history, part memoir and one hundred percent engaging from start to finish. It is not the generalist flip through rock’s back pages, but instead surfs the flashpoints of inception and development that have lightning-struck Lenny the most. Each section devours the history and excitement of specific moments in rock’n’roll evolution, and with chapter headers such as “Memphis 1954”, “Detroit 1969” or “Seattle 1991”, the thrust of “Lightning Striking” is unequivocally, unapologetically concerned with rock’n’roll in its most basic and thrilling incarnations.

                                                                              In collaboration with Ace’s Alec Palao, Lenny has also assembled an Original Soundtrack to “Lightning Striking”; the perfect playlist to spin whilst one peruses the pages. Like the book, it is a mixture of the familiar but essential and the fascinatingly unpredictable: in other words, not dissimilar to Kayes’s curatorial triumph of yore “Nuggets”, the compilation that established the garage rock genre. The earliest entry is the Boswell Sisters’ 1934 prophetic ‘Rock And Roll’, the most recent ‘Gimme Chocolate!!” by hard rock/J-Pop hybrid Babymetal. In-between we hear a nuanced selection of the finest vintage R&B, pop, psychedelia, punk rock and heavy metal, from an intriguingly diverse selection of bedfellows.

                                                                              The sound quality is second to none, with plenty of ear-wrenching rarities – for instance, the unissued stereo take of the MC5’s blitzkrieg ‘Looking At You’ peels paint faster than even the original mono A-Square single. Not to mention curios like ‘Crazy Like A Fox’, the author’s very own 1966 “nugget if you dug it”. Yes, “Lightning Striking” is the perfect companion to the tale Lenny tells, but it is also an energizing, inspiring listen in of itself, and a reminder once again of the life-affirming power of the music we all know and love. Hail, hail rock’n’roll!

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              DISC ONE:
                                                                              1. LIGHTNIN’ STRIKES (Album Version) - Lou Christie
                                                                              2. ROCK AND ROLL – The Boswell Sisters With Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra
                                                                              3. SIXTY MINUTE MAN - The Dominoes
                                                                              4. I’M SO HAPPY – Danny Cobb With The Paul Williams Orchestra
                                                                              5. THAT’S ALL RIGHT - Elvis Presley
                                                                              6. I’M GONNA MURDER MY BABY (CHEATING AND LYING BLUES) - Pat Hare
                                                                              7. DOG ME AROUND Aka HOW MANY MORE YEARS – Howling Wolf
                                                                              8. HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL – Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping Piano
                                                                              9. GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT (Alt) – Roy Brown With Bob Ogden & Orchestra
                                                                              10. LOOK WHAT YOU’RE DOIN’ TO ME (OOH-WEE, BABY) - Professor Longhair
                                                                              11. TUTTI FRUTTI - Little Richard & His Band
                                                                              12. WALKING TO NEW ORLEANS - Fats Domino
                                                                              13. MARCELLA - The Castelles
                                                                              14. TIGER - Fabian
                                                                              15. A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL - Frankie Avalon
                                                                              16. MOVE IT! - Cliff Richard & The Drifters
                                                                              17. I HEAR A NEW WORLD - Joe Meek & The Blue Men
                                                                              18. CAVERN STOMP - The Big Three
                                                                              19. STUPIDITY - The Undertakers
                                                                              20. FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY - Gerry & The Pacemakers
                                                                              21. PRIDE OF MAN (Demo) - Quicksilver Messenger Service
                                                                              22. SOMEONE TO LOVE - The Great!! Society!!
                                                                              23. 3/5 OF A MILE IN 10 SECONDS - Jefferson Airplane
                                                                              24. CREAM PUFF WAR - The Grateful Dead
                                                                              25. COO COO - Big Brother & The Holding Company
                                                                              26. CRAZY LIKE A FOX - Link Cromwell

                                                                              DISC TWO:
                                                                              1. LOOKING AT YOU - MC5
                                                                              2. LEAVIN’ HERE (Version 1) - The Rationals
                                                                              3. BLACK SHEEP - SRC
                                                                              4. 1969 - The Stooges
                                                                              5. PISS FACTORY - Patti Smith
                                                                              6. ROCKIN’ ON THE BOWERY - Startoon
                                                                              7. BEAT ON THE BRAT - The Ramones
                                                                              8. DOWN AT THE ROCK AND ROLL CLUB (Alt) – Richard Hell & The Voidoids
                                                                              9. ONCE I HAD A LOVE Aka THE DISCO SONG (1978 Version) - Blondie
                                                                              10. ORGASM ADDICT - Buzzcocks
                                                                              11. YOUR GENERATION - Generation X
                                                                              12. OH BONDAGE UP YOURS! - X-Ray Spex
                                                                              13. GARAGELAND - The Clash
                                                                              14. LIGHTIN’ STRIKES AGAIN - Dokken
                                                                              15. EDGE OF A BROKEN HEART (Album Version) - Vixen
                                                                              16. FREEZING MOON - Mayhem
                                                                              17. GIMME CHOCOLATE!! - Babymetal
                                                                              18. TOUCH ME I’M SICK - Mudhoney
                                                                              19. ANACONDA - Melvins
                                                                              20. JINX - Tad
                                                                              21. WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT - Mark Lanegan
                                                                              22. SO YOU WANT TO BE (A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR) – Patti Smith Group

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Juno - Music From The Motion Picture - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                The soundtrack album for 2007's feature film Juno, blends indie-rock stand-outs and classic hits for an engaging musical companion to the acclaimed coming-of-age tale. Ellen Page, who stars as Juno in what is being hailed as a major breakthrough performance, was actively involved in selecting music for the film. Highlights include The Moldy Peaches' "Anyone Else But You" (Page and co-star Michael Cera also perform their version to close the album) - Kimya Dawson's "So Nice So Smart" and the Mott the Hoople classic "All The Young Dudes", along with tracks from the likes of Sonic Youth, Belle & Sebastian, Cat Power, The Velvet Underground and The Kinks amongst others.

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds: Extended 12 Inch Versions

                                                                                More extended edits from the Brazilian disco archives as Nick The Record, Charles Maurice and Waxist all look to eke out even more joy from these jubilent brances of Brazilian dance music. 

                                                                                "Relax" is soft, grooving disco; delicate yet subtle driving and perfectly typifying that iconic 'Loft' sound (complete with uplifting key changes and perc sections). It's the very essence of disco executed with Brazilian flair. 

                                                                                Rabo De Saia's "Ripa Na Xulipa" is pure feel good boogie vibes. I just wish I knew what they were chirping on about! It sounds fun whatever it is and the language barrier certainly won't prevent you from shaking a tail feather or two to this one! 

                                                                                NTR tames Famks' "Labirinto" into a sultry Sunday session jam. Mid energy, heavily grooving and with that warmth and sentiment you need towards the end of the weekend.

                                                                                Unmissable stuff here from Favourite and team - highly recommended. 

                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Paul says: This one went straight in my bag! I love Brazilian disco, but in the hands of these sterling remixers, it gets taken to even higher levels!

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Side 1
                                                                                1. Painel De Controle - Relax (extended Waxist Version) (5:54)
                                                                                Side 2
                                                                                1. Rabo De Saia - Ripa Na Xulipa (Charles Maurice Extended Version) (5:28)
                                                                                2. Famks - Labirinto (Nick The Record Extended Version) (6:17)

                                                                                Two classic Frankie Knuckles Edits here on Disco Queen. We're pretty sure XXX - XXX is Frankie re-editing Ron Hardy's edit of "The Sensuous Black Woman Meets The Sensuous Black Man". **WARNING - Do NOT play this in front of the parents! A blush-inducing, highly explicit female spoken word graces this proto-boot-acid track that'd make even Hugh Hefner turn crimson! The Muzik Box patented jack track that underpins it all is killer though, and I can see the hotter ends of the dancefloor spectrum really lapping this up once the pills and the amyls have kicked in post 3AM.

                                                                                South Shore Commission's "Free Man" is much more tasteful - a big room orchestral disco number with big Philly vibes throughout, it's walking bassline, male 'whoops' and beautifully picked guitar line make this a certified Loft disco classic and Frankie really works some magic into the stems on this edit.

                                                                                Absolute gold! Limited repress. Move quick! 


                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Matt says: Another of Frankie's brilliant Disco Queen 12"'s gets repressed. XXX feels like it's been stripped from a sherm-soaked Muzic Box mix tape!

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A. XXX - XXX (edit By Frankie Knuckles)
                                                                                B. South Shore Commission - Free Man (edit By Frankie Knuckles)

                                                                                Two more classic Frankie Knuckles edits here, released via Disco Queen. Alicia Myers' "I Want To Thank You" is pretty fuckin' large let's be honest. But in the hands of Frankie it's gently moulded into a smoldering hot end-of-night-anthem that'll unite floors and club toilets into one writhing mass of sing-a-long goodness. Maximum vibes on this monster!

                                                                                Just when you thought it couldn't get any larger, First Choice' "Let No Man Put Asunder" (perhaps the most sampled and edited track in disco history?) is given the Knuckles' rub-down. He keeps the head-down, heavily grooving vibe present; adding some choppy drum fills and toying with the arrangement in a warehouse stylee! So damn good it just never gets old!

                                                                                Limited repress, once it's gone it's gone!




                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Matt says: Two mammoth, dock-off disco hits reworked by the late great Frankie Knuckles. Limited repress of these Ron Hardy inspired, Disco Queen edits. Miss at your peril!

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A. Alicia Myers - I Want To Thank You (edit By Frankie Knuckles)
                                                                                B. First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (edit By Frankie Knuckles)

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Full Beam! For Gees Only Vol. 3

                                                                                All formats come with a free Piccadilly Records EOY Sampler CD whilst stocks last.

                                                                                *HUGE FANFARE!!!* Full Beam! is back for the third (and possibly the best yet) installment of the "For Gees Only" series - choice boogie selected from deep within Pharaoh Brunson's mythical pyramid for the dancefloor fellaheen to indulge themself with.

                                                                                No tracklisted as per the norm (good luck trainspotters!) but we here at Picc HQ have already unveiled a Stinger J & Special Occasion track so you don't have to! You know the score though by now surely? All hitters no shitters! 8 premium grade numbers pressed two per side for max fidelty and headroom. 

                                                                                Riso-printed, snazzy AF insert to boot. You know what to do! 


                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                Matt says: Manchester's no. 1 boogie cru return with volume 3 of their eagerly collected cult series. Featuring all the hits from the infamous NTS Sunday show, 'longside nuff sizzlers aired by Brunson and co. at nights like Wet Play, Social Service and Red Laser Disco etc. BOOOGIIIEEE!!!

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Ritmo Fantasia

                                                                                  The 21 track selection curated by Trujillo, a Venezuelan producer, DJ and record collector based in Berlin, explores the forgotten corners of the 1980s and early 90s Spanish music scene. Veering through early bleep and hip house, electro, boogie, Iberian pop and much more, it has broad appeal to both Balearic heads and diggers alike. Serendipitously, the cover art for the compilation is an original work by Yves Uro, a figurehead of Ibiza's party scene from the 70s and 80s and whose visionary poster artwork became representative of the white isle.

                                                                                  While some of the artists or producers on the compilation went on to have notable careers, many of the tracks selected here represent "one-offs" for the artists, and on occasion the labels as well. These sometimes self-released, privately-pressed productions, on short-lived imprints with names like Cantos and Prismatic, document the nascent clubland communities - from the capital, to major cities to the north, and east, and also smaller locales, coastal towns such as Marbella, Gijón, and Cádiz. Ritmo Fantasía is the result of over a decade's worth of record collecting by DJ Trujillo, searching out bespoke stores, markets, and dealers. For the first time ever, it brings to light and groups together some hidden gems from an era that without it, would likely remain hidden from view.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Disc 1

                                                                                  1. Puente De Esperanza
                                                                                  2. Amor En El Cielo
                                                                                  3. Me Vas Cantidad
                                                                                  4. I Love My Body

                                                                                  1. Divorcio
                                                                                  2. Déjate Llevar
                                                                                  3. Ciutat
                                                                                  4. Dando Vueltas

                                                                                  Disc 2

                                                                                  1. Tango?
                                                                                  2. Paris Babylone
                                                                                  3. Bianco
                                                                                  4. Flamenco Rap (In The Land Of My Dreams)

                                                                                  1. Arabian
                                                                                  2. Suave
                                                                                  3. Rebelde Silueta

                                                                                  Disc 3

                                                                                  1. No Estas (12" Version)
                                                                                  2. Tabu (Caribbean Dub)
                                                                                  3. Soy Pijo (Boite Pijo Instrumental)

                                                                                  1. Costa Verde
                                                                                  2. Jamás Me Casaría Con Un Pirata
                                                                                  3. Memòries

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  A Damaged Christmas Gift For You

                                                                                    At long last! Finally on vinyl! Can Fifteen Great Christmas Songs be collected together on one lovely 12-inch vinyl disc featuring bands and artists from the Damaged Goods archives? …you betcha bottom dollar they can! Each song has been recorded with the Christmas spirit in full flow and we’d guess the odd mince pie was consumed along the way as well. The full-on Christmas feeling that is flowing through these wonderful tracks is a joy to behold and we implore you to not just read these sleeve notes but to go crimble-crumble-crazy and actually buy this record and treasure it, not only this year but for many years to come.

                                                                                    We are very proud to have put this album together as Christmas is our favourite time of the year. We love the feeling at special Christmas gigs - the over-inflated people and prices of things and the way everyone just has to go out and drink as much as they possibly can in the name of the good old lord Jesus. We did this for you, and only for you because we really, really care and want to share the joy that only Damaged Goods Records can bring you at this special time of the year. So enjoy some great music from the likes of Will Billy Childish, Miss Holly Golightly, Helen Love, Goldblade & Poly Styrene, The Courettes and so many more and remember, this LP is not just for Christmas it’s for LIFE! Ian Damaged

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1/Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire – Christmas 1979 2/The Courettes – Christmas (I Can Hardly Wait)
                                                                                    3/Holly Golightly – Christmas Tree On Fire
                                                                                    4/Helen Love – Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight)
                                                                                    5/Cuckooland – Silver Bells
                                                                                    6/Wat Tyler – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
                                                                                    7/Thee Headcoatees – Santa Claus
                                                                                    8/Severe – Stop The Cavalry
                                                                                    9/Goldblade Feat. Poly Styrene – City Of Christmas Ghosts
                                                                                    10/Holly Golightly And The Greenhornes – Little Stars
                                                                                    11/Cute Lepers – The Cute Lepers Christmas Song
                                                                                    12/TV Smith – Xmas Bloody Xmas 13

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Tickets For Doomsday: Heavy Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Ballads & Dirges 1970-1975

                                                                                      Now-Again Records’ follow up to one of its most well-loved compilations, Forge Your Own Chains, with another batch of rare, largely uncompiled - and sometimes barely heard - heavy psych-rock and funk. Pounding drums, scathing fuzz guitar and morose, contemplative lyrics will bring you up on a downer. Tickets For Doomsday, as the title hints, is and rumination on what might befall the human race – made especially salient by the past year’s trials and tribulations – as performed by prison funk ensembles, Indonesian hippies, Krautrock legends, Icelandic prog-rock bands and even Bay Area rap catalyst E-40’s uncle, the man to ­rst distribute Master P’s No Limit Records, and the creator of this album’s title track, St. Charles “Chucky” Thurman. A unique and compelling listen, and surely a worthy companion for these times.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1 Golden Wing – Hari Yang Mulya
                                                                                      2 Misty – Leavin’
                                                                                      3 Icecross – A Sad Man’s Story
                                                                                      4 Paternoster – Realization
                                                                                      5 Chucky Thurmon – Tickets For Doomsday
                                                                                      6 Upheaval – Paradise Lost
                                                                                      7 Water Color – All Bundled In One
                                                                                      8 Stephen David Heitkotter – I Don’t Mind (Pt. 1)
                                                                                      9 Christopher – In Your Time
                                                                                      10 Kourosh – Dar Enteha
                                                                                      11 J.B Green And Band – Time

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      Heavenly Remixes 2

                                                                                        Heavenly was all but founded on the art of the remix; the label’s sadly departed friend Andrew Weatherall remixed the first ever release, and the label has built up an immense catalogue in the intervening years that demonstrates all that is good about the art form and on Friday 10th December 2021 the label release Heavenly Remixes Vol 1 & 2, a brace of albums documenting this long history.

                                                                                        A label forged in the white-hot heat of post-acid house Britain, these Heavenly remixes are perfectly weighted with respect and irreverence, the remixer in each case carefully chosen to add heft to the song - the tracks across the 2 albums are curated, remixed and delivered with love (and a teensy bit of impertinence) and are a glimpse into the catalogue of one the UK’s finest independent labels.

                                                                                        There may well be no rhyme, nor reason, to how these compilations have been put together, beyond the fact that they are assembled with love, an innate understanding of the power of great pop music, and a skilled marriage of song and remixer.

                                                                                        Though not purposely themed, beyond being judiciously chosen as the catalogue’s finest gems, there’s a tiny hint of psychedelia about Volume 2 that is hard to ignore. Firstly, there are the acid contributions from Gabe Gurnsey, who knows his way around a coruscating bassline, and from Graham Massey, whose impeccable credentials in 808 State are brought to bear on ‘Valleys’, by young turks Working Men’s Club (acid house being modern psychedelia, whether the rock press approves or not).

                                                                                        Jono Ma, meanwhile, flips Night Beats’ amazing ‘Sunday Mourning’ into ‘Warm Leatherette’ on benzos, creating a disorienting glimpse of a dystopian Sunday that most definitely doesn’t include a genteel read of the papers and a nice cup of tea. On the other side of the miasma is Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve’s redemptive re-interpretation of M. Craft’s ‘Chemical Trails’, which, alongside Boy Azooga’s ‘Face Behind Her Cigarette’ (Mikey Young remix), Gwenno’s ‘Chwlydro’ (R. Seiliog remix) and and Katy J. Pearson’s ‘Take Back The Radio’ (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Dub), is issued on vinyl for the very first time.



                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Halo Maud – Des Bras (Andy Votel Remix)
                                                                                        2. Boy Azooga – Face Behind Her Cigarette (Mikey Young Remix)
                                                                                        3. Doves – Jetstream (Lindstrom Remix)
                                                                                        4. The Orielles – It Makes You Forget (Dicky Trisco & Pete Herbert Remix)
                                                                                        5. Katy J Pearson – Take Back The Radio (Flying Mojito Bros Mojito Refrito)
                                                                                        6. Confidence Man – First Class Bitch (Raf Rundell’s Party Nails Remix)
                                                                                        7. Audiobooks – Friends In The Bubble Bath (Gabe Gurnsey Gamma Ray Remix)
                                                                                        8. Gwenno – Chwlydro (R.Seilog Remix)
                                                                                        9. Working Men’s Club – Valleys (Graham Massey Acid Mix)
                                                                                        10. Saint Etienne – Filthy (Monkey Mafia Mix)
                                                                                        11. Night Beats – Sunday Morning (Jono Ma Remix)
                                                                                        12. M Craft – Chemical Trails (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation)

                                                                                        Form an orderly queue! The unfathomably hyped release is back for a second volume... and look at that roster! Literally featuring anyone who's anyone in the rap / beats game in 2021, All City compile an imperative, catch-all compilation of the current beats, bass and rhyme landscape.

                                                                                        Dam Funk, Knxwledge, Reijie Snow, Teebs... the list goes on and on (Gaslamp Killer, Open Mike Eagle, Black Milk - we're not even halfway there yet - check the tracklist!!). How they've managed to squeeze all this cult celebrity and talent onto one disc is impressive! I also kinda like how all artists involved have abandoned their ego, accepted they're not centre of the show, and contributed some top drawer music to this ambitious and essential project. Hats off to All City, everyone listed in the credits and hopefully, to you at home, for listening. A modern beats n bass spectacular, embellished with some of the most urgent and poignant verses you're likely to here all year. Big TIP on this one folks.... 


                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Matt says: An all star roster of beatsmiths and wordsmiths collaborate for an expansive and experimental portrait of the beats bass n rhyme underground. Big ting.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Dam Funk - Allies
                                                                                        2. Ovrkast - Oof
                                                                                        3. Big Baby Scumbag - Steve Erwin
                                                                                        4. Woodie Smalls - Get Straight To It
                                                                                        5. Knxwledge - Wrongabtme
                                                                                        6. Liv.E - Myfriendtoldmeto
                                                                                        7. Iman Omari - Bellflowr
                                                                                        8. Black Milk - Cause I Was Living
                                                                                        9. Fitz Ambrose - Good For You
                                                                                        10. Zeroh - Dont Play It Safe
                                                                                        11. Mike G - Champion
                                                                                        12. Teebs - Walk
                                                                                        13. Med Premethius - Low End
                                                                                        14. Wun Two - Porto
                                                                                        15. Lil B - Bush To Berkeley
                                                                                        16. Gaslamp Killer - One For Ras G
                                                                                        17. King Kashmere - Crown Of The Serpent
                                                                                        18. Reijie Snow - Questions
                                                                                        19. Ohbliv - Much Given
                                                                                        20. Open Mike Eagle - Vanity Searchin
                                                                                        21. Ozoyo - Astro Boy
                                                                                        22. Hook - Dork
                                                                                        23. Spook - Silly Bands
                                                                                        24. Shungu - Lovin
                                                                                        25. Mr.Muthafuckin Esquire - Big Dick Energy
                                                                                        26. Igory - Fluttah
                                                                                        27. Spectacular Diagnostics - Fingerprints
                                                                                        28. Kyeoshin - Swim

                                                                                        The award winning compilation series Future Disco returns with it’s 14th instalment ‘Dance Club’, an embodiment and celebration of dancing, unity and togetherness, packed with key artists such as Dimitri From Paris, Dr Packer, Gerd Janson, Aeroplane & more.

                                                                                        Eighteen carefully curated tracks by label owner and curator Sean Brosnan. Featured on the album are some of the finest selections of disco, and club ready DJ tools to soundtrack the summer of 2021 and beyond. The album also features a raft of exclusives, edits and unreleased tracks from Theo Kottis, New World, Antenna, and The Showfa.

                                                                                        Sean comments on the concept:

                                                                                        ‘The dance club is a concept that focuses on the most important aspect of dance music - the dancing itself. This album is a celebration album, which sounds strange in such difficult times, but it’s a celebration of dancing and how we have so badly missed this expression. How we are ging to dance again in the future and it’s going to be better and bigger than ever.’

                                                                                        Opening proceedings, Dimitri from Paris is an obvious choice and Yusek’s remix of ‘Can’t Get Enough’ is a holding hands together moment that pours sunlight over you in rejoice.

                                                                                        Ron Basejam’s rework of label signee Black Hawks of Panama sets the tone, with an upright funk selection that bellows its bass with adorn. And a regular to the series, COEO drives through a melodic transition to early 90’s rave, with embracing power-chords that reverberate the kick drum.

                                                                                        Drawing out the excursion, Hot Creations aficionado Jansons, takes on remix duties for Tommy Farrow’s 2020 belter ‘Let’s Just’, which saw widespread success, reaching BBC Radio 1 playlisting and nearing 1m streams. This main room powerhouse of a record is fittingly escorted by Catz n Dogs and Gerd Janson’s epically euphoric ‘Modern Romance’.


                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        CD1: Mixed:
                                                                                        1. Dimitri From Paris & Aeroplane Featuring Leela - Can’t Get Enough (Yuksek Remix)
                                                                                        2. Titeknots – On My Mind
                                                                                        3. Black Hawks Of Panama Feat. Bisi - Feel For You (Ron Basejam Remix)
                                                                                        4. Theo Kottis - Seventies (Theo’s Future Disco Edit) [Exclusive]
                                                                                        5. Chevals - All I Wanna Do Is Love You
                                                                                        6. New World - Glances (Future Disco Vocal Edit) [Exclusive]
                                                                                        7. COEO - I Can Never Be Yours
                                                                                        8. Antenna - L’atellier [Exclusive]
                                                                                        9. Jex Opolis - Listen To The Band
                                                                                        10. Kahwe - All Day
                                                                                        11. Hustlers Convention - Final (Dr Packer Remix)
                                                                                        12. Gerd Janson & Jacques Renault - Never Saw Never
                                                                                        13. The Showfa - Joy (Future Disco’s More Joy Edit) [Exclusive]
                                                                                        14. Mix & Fairbanks - Red Light Runner
                                                                                        15. Tommy Farrow - Let’s Just (Jansons Remix)
                                                                                        16. Catz N Dogz & Gerd Janson - Modern Romance (Original Mix)
                                                                                        17. Emil Rottmayer - L.E.V.E.L
                                                                                        18. Ekkah - Wendy’s Yard (Gilligan Moss Remix)

                                                                                        CD2 : Unmixed :
                                                                                        1. Dimitri From Paris & Aeroplane Featuring Leela - Can’t Get Enough (Yuksek Remix)
                                                                                        2. Titeknots – On My Mind
                                                                                        3. Black Hawks Of Panama Feat. Bisi - Feel For You (Ron Basejam Remix)
                                                                                        4. Theo Kottis - Seventies (Theo’s Future Disco Edit)
                                                                                        5. New World - Glances (Future Disco Vocal Edit)
                                                                                        6. COEO - I Can Never Be Yours
                                                                                        7. Antenna - L’atellier
                                                                                        8. Kahwe - All Day
                                                                                        9. Hustlers Convention - Final (Dr Packer Remix)
                                                                                        10. Gerd Janson & Jacques Renault - Never Saw Never
                                                                                        11. Mix & Fairbanks - Red Light Runner
                                                                                        12. Tommy Farrow - Let’s Just (Jansons Remix)
                                                                                        13. Catz N Dogz & Gerd Janson - Modern Romance (Original Mix)
                                                                                        14. Ekkah - Wendy’s Yard (Gilligan Moss Remix)

                                                                                        LP:
                                                                                        A1. Dimitri From Paris & Aeroplane Featuring Leela - Can’t Get Enough (Yuksek Remix)
                                                                                        A2. Titeknots – On My Mind
                                                                                        A3. Black Hawks Of Panama Feat. Bisi - Feel For You (Ron Basejam Remix)
                                                                                        A4. Theo Kottis - Seventies (Theo’s Future Disco Edit)
                                                                                        B1. Chevals - All I Wanna Do Is Love You
                                                                                        B2. New World - Glances (Future Disco Vocal Edit)
                                                                                        B3. COEO - I Can Never Be Yours
                                                                                        B4. Jex Opolis - Listen To The Band
                                                                                        C1. Kahwe - All Day
                                                                                        C2. Hustlers Convention - Final (Dr Packer Remix)
                                                                                        C3. Gerd Janson & Jacques Renault - Never Saw Never
                                                                                        C4. The Showfa - Joy (Future Disco’s More Joy Edit)
                                                                                        D1. Tommy Farrow - Let’s Just (Jansons Remix)
                                                                                        D2. Catz N Dogz & Gerd Janson - Modern Romance (Original Mix)
                                                                                        D3. Emil Rottmayer - L.E.V.E.L
                                                                                        D4. Ekkah - Wendy’s Yard (Gilligan Moss Remix)

                                                                                        "The Sour Grapes Compilation" is a collection of 12 songs by bands that have performed at one of the deranged Squeeze nights at Big Hands Bar. One side is a heavy dose of quick paced punk and blues where the other is a slow slope into psychedelia and local garage rock. Compiled over the UK lockdown months, this long awaited record is a tribute to the European toilet circuit, with a % of all sales going to help out Big Hands' recovery. 

                                                                                        If you want a taste of Manchester's beer stained, dirty denimed underbelly, here's twelve (count 'em!) bands that you might not necessarily know yet but are busy making a mad racket week in week out across our rainy city. 

                                                                                        Pressed on red vinyl and seriously limited in number. A brilliant snapshot of the live scene at one of Manchester's most infamous music spots. Who remembers The Libertine's afterparty there?!  

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Thee MVPS - A Song For Coumcillor
                                                                                        2. The Cosmics - Cundy Get Down
                                                                                        3. Teeff - Captain Vere
                                                                                        4. Shredd - In My Head
                                                                                        5. Bones Shake - Unwell
                                                                                        6. Gardenback - Word Of Mouth

                                                                                        7. Slift - Altitude Lake
                                                                                        8. Farfisa - Seven Suns
                                                                                        9. Sioux Poppy Seeds
                                                                                        10. The Big Peach - Rock N Roll
                                                                                        11. Freez - Waiting For 
                                                                                        12. The Slaughter House Band - I Hate TV But...

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        Tokyo Glow: Japanese City Pop, Funk & Boogie Selected By DJ Notoya

                                                                                          The selection on ‘Tokyo Glow’ starts with 'Kimugare' a relaxed mid-tempo track by Kumi Nakamura, actually a famous actress who only recorded one album in 1980 for Columbia. The set continues and flows effortlessly with the sunshine grooves of Miyuki Maki, Hatsumi Shibata and cult keyboard player Hiroshi Sato before the pace starts going faster and funkier with New Generation Company, Kengo Kurozumi - with his superb boogie, 'Juggler' - and one of the queens of the genre, Hitomi 'Penny' Tohyama with 'Tuxedo Connection'. Another fine example on the set is the mid-tempo groove of "I Wander All Alone Part III" by New Generation Company, an aggregate group of some of the best Japanese session musicians led by arranger Katz Hoshi and including Hiroyuki Namba (key), Kazuo Shiina (gtr) and Yutaka Uehara (ds) who all played with Tatsuro Yamashita among many others.

                                                                                          There are many other excellent examples in 'Tokyo Glow', showcasing the diversity and specificity of Japanese City Pop during the late 70s and 80s.

                                                                                          Nippon Columbia opened their much-guarded vaults to curator DJ Natoya. Tracks were remastered in Tokyo and the result, ‘Tokyo Glow’, is a unique insight into a most creative period in Japanese music.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          LP 1:
                                                                                          1. Kumi Nakamura - Kimagure
                                                                                          2. Miyuki Maki - Indo No Michibata
                                                                                          3. Haruyoshi Yamashina - Osake To Joke
                                                                                          4. Sumiko Yamagata - Natsu No Hikari Ni
                                                                                          5. Hatsumi Shibata - Party Is Over
                                                                                          6. Makoto Iwabuchi - Moonlight Flight
                                                                                          7. Hiroshi Sato - Saigo No Tejina
                                                                                          8. Arakawa Band - Paradise’s Dream
                                                                                          9. New Generation Company - I Wander All Alone (Part III)

                                                                                          LP 2:

                                                                                          1. Kiyohiko Ozaki - Ojosan Oteyawarakani
                                                                                          2. Kengo Kurozumi - Juggler
                                                                                          3. Ken Nishizaki - Koi No Paradigm
                                                                                          4. Jadoes - Simply Another Love
                                                                                          5. Midori Hara - Aamar Jabar
                                                                                          6. Hitomi 'Penny' Tohyama - Tuxedo Connection
                                                                                          7. Mizuki Koyama - Oh! Daddy
                                                                                          8. Haruo Chikada & Vibra-Tones - Sofa Bed Blues
                                                                                          9. Mitsuko Horie - Chigasaki Memory

                                                                                          Sherbert house goodness from a clutch of radar skippers who drop a blink-n-you'll-miss-it compilation of hardware driven fizz n fuzz. Laced with distortion and fearless abandon the squadron delve deep into hiss and static, armed with a modest selection of sound devices. The only real comparisons to draw are from Jamal Moss' Mathematics label, and indeed some of the rampant excursions in noize and rhythm that him and Steve Poindextor recorded under Africans With Mainframes.

                                                                                          This is real deal freshness folks. Feels like uncovering a dusty old rave cassette from the back of a Vauxhall Nova, 'cept the tracks on it are from a rickety old space station set on the dying days of Neptune. There's blown out moments of nebulous bliss, throbbing cyberotic disco jaunts and playful injections of synthesized tranquility. If we continue our cybernetic evolution this is was we'll be listening to when we start to populate other star clusters.

                                                                                          Fuckin' brilliant. Highly, highly recommended!



                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Matt says: Left of centre wobblies from a roster of artists I've never heard of before! This is really good - nagging acid, sloppy chuggers, beachball ticklers, luminous braindance - all weird corners of the dancefloor are catered for! Miss at your peril!

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Machines - Substanz
                                                                                          A2. Ultra House - Chewing Gum
                                                                                          A3. T.C.O.A.H. - Chapel Cottage
                                                                                          B1. Elektra - Surprise
                                                                                          B2. Tyson - G Phunk
                                                                                          B3. Bachelor Kisses - Brighter Than The Sun

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          Heavenly Remixes 1 & 2

                                                                                            Heavenly Recordings announce ‘Heavenly remixes Vol 1 & 2’, a pair of albums documenting some of the label’s finest remixes over their 30+ year history.

                                                                                            Heavenly was all but founded on the art of the remix; the label’s sadly departed friend Andrew Weatherall remixed the first ever release, and the label has built up an immense catalogue in the intervening years that demonstrates all that is good about the art form. ‘Heavenly remixes 1 & 2’ document this long history.

                                                                                            A label forged in the white-hot heat of post-acid house Britain, these Heavenly remixes are perfectly weighted with respect and irreverence, the remixer in each case carefully chosen to add heft to the song - the tracks across the two albums are curated, remixed and delivered with love (and a teensy bit of impertinence) and are a glimpse into the catalogue of one the UK’s finest independent labels.

                                                                                            There may well be no rhyme, nor reason, to how these compilations have been put together, beyond the fact that they are assembled with love, an innate understanding of the power of great pop music, and a skilled marriage of song and remixer.

                                                                                            There is no sense of order to volume 1. You’ll find a smattering of older tracks: album openers Saint Etienne are taken on a Poseidon Adventure with Underworld, who inject ‘Cool Kids of Death’ with typically manic energy. Elsewhere, 1990s Brum duo Mother add dancefloor pzazz to Espiritu’s innate glamour on an allfunked- up reworking of ‘Los Americanos’, and Mark Lusardi’s remix of Moonflowers’ ‘Get Higher’ is an early Heavenly classic.

                                                                                            On ‘Terracotta Warrior’, a perfect, psyched-out, Mancunian union is created betwixt Jimi Goodwin and Andy Votel, whilst Goodwin cohort Simon Aldred, in his Cherry Ghost guise, receives a proper Tamla-Motowning from Richard Norris (aka Time & Space Machine) on an inspired cover of Cece Peniston’s glam-house hit, ‘Finally’.

                                                                                            There are several of Heavenly’s current darlings there too. One of the most exciting young British prospects, Yorkshire’s Working Men’s Club, effectively remix themselves, as Minsky Rock - WMC’s Syd Minsky- Sargeant and producer Ross Orton - cleave ‘X’ into a riotous industrial racket. Jagwar Ma’s Jono Ma takes the Kraftwerkian leitmotif on ‘Automatic’ and drives the Australian jazz-funkers Mildlife down an electroconvulsive psychedelic tunnel; Sheffield’s DJ Parrot and Jarvis Cocker deliver one of the outstanding remixes of 2018, turning Baxter Dury’s ‘Miami’ into a lovelorn minor opera; and, making its first appearance on vinyl, David Holmes’ Unloved project is taken on a panoramic Welsh waltz thanks to Gwenno.

                                                                                            Though not purposely themed, beyond being judiciously chosen as the catalogue’s finest gems, there’s a tiny hint of psychedelia about volume 2 that is hard to ignore. Firstly, there are the acid contributions from Gabe Gurnsey, who knows his way around a coruscating bassline, and from Graham Massey, whose impeccable credentials in 808 State are brought to bear on ‘Valleys’, by Working Men’s Club (acid house being modern psychedelia, whether the rock press approves or not).

                                                                                            Jono Ma, meanwhile, flips Night Beats’ amazing ‘Sunday Mourning’ into ‘Warm Leatherette’ on benzos, creating a disorienting glimpse of a dystopian Sunday that most definitely doesn’t include a genteel read of the papers and a nice cup of tea. On the other side of the miasma is Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve’s redemptive re-interpretation of M. Craft’s ‘Chemical Trails’, which, alongside Boy Azooga’s ‘Face Behind Her Cigarette’ (Mikey Young remix), Gwenno’s ‘Chwlydro’ (R. Seiliog remix) and and Katy J. Pearson’s ‘Take Back The Radio’ (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Dub), is issued on vinyl for the very first time.

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Barry says: this CD version of Heavenly's remixes includes both volumes of this stylistically diverse and brilliantly inventive selection of remixes from talented folk inc. Gwenno, Votel, Lindstrom and Gabe Gurnsey. What a collection.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Heavenly Remixes 1
                                                                                            Saint Etienne - Cool Kids Of Death (Underworld Mix)
                                                                                            Unloved - Why Not (Gwenno Remix)
                                                                                            Nots - Reactor (Mikey Remix)
                                                                                            Mildlife - Automatic (Jono Ma Ascend Mix)
                                                                                            Espiritu - Los Americanos (Mother Mix)
                                                                                            Confidence Man - Out The Window (Greg & Che Wilson Mix)
                                                                                            Mattiel - Guns Of Brixton (Rub-A-Dub Style Pt.2)
                                                                                            Baxter Dury - Miami (Parrot And Cocker Too Remix)
                                                                                            Jimi Goodwin - Terracotta Warrior (Andy Votel’s Spazio 1975 De-mix)
                                                                                            Working Mens Club - X (Minsky Rock Remix)
                                                                                            Moonflowers - Get Higher (Get Dubber Mix)
                                                                                            Raf Rundell - Monsterpiece (Harvey Sutherland Remix)
                                                                                            Cherry Ghost - Finally (Time & Space Machine Edit)

                                                                                            Heavenly Remixes 2
                                                                                            Halo Maud - Des Bras (Andy Votel Remix)
                                                                                            Boy Azooga - Face Behind Her Cigarette (Mikey Young Remix)
                                                                                            Doves - Jetstream (Lindstrom Remix)
                                                                                            The Orielles - It Makes You Forget (Dicky Trisco & Pete Herbert Remix)
                                                                                            Katy J Pearson - Take Back The Radio (Flying Mojito Bros Mojito Refrito)
                                                                                            Confidence Man - First Class Bitch (Raf Rundell’s Party Nails Remix)
                                                                                            Audiobooks - Friends In The Bubble Bath (Gabe Gurnsey Gamma Ray Remix)
                                                                                            Gwenno - Chwlydro (R.Seilog Remix)
                                                                                            Working Men’s Club - Valleys (Graham Massey Acid Mix)
                                                                                            Saint Etienne - Filthy (Monkey Mafia Mix)
                                                                                            Night Beats - Sunday Morning (Jono Ma Remix)
                                                                                            M Craft - Chemical Trails (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-animation)

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            French Music Gems - Made In France By French Female Artists

                                                                                              I don't think there's much else I need to say about this album, I think the title pretty much covers everything!

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1. Marie Laforêt - Saint-Tropez Blues
                                                                                              A2. Dalida - Love In Portofino (A San Cristina)
                                                                                              A3. Anny Gould - Loin De Vous
                                                                                              A4. Jacqueline François - Lola (La Légende Du Pays Aux Oiseaux)
                                                                                              A5. Michèle Arnaud - La Femme Des Uns Sous Le Corps Des Autres
                                                                                              A6. Sylvie Vartan - Le Locomotion
                                                                                              A7. Magali Noël & Boris Vian - Fais-Moi Mal Johnny
                                                                                              A8. Line Renaud - Sexe
                                                                                              B1. Françoise Hardy - Le Temps De L'Amour
                                                                                              B2. Isabelle Aubret - Un Premier Amour
                                                                                              B3. Jeanne Moreau - Le Tourbillon (Original Sound Track From "Jules & Jim")
                                                                                              B4. Juliette Greco - Jolie Mome
                                                                                              B5. Jacqueline Taïeb - Le Printemps à Paris
                                                                                              B6. Sheila - On A Juste L'Âge
                                                                                              B7. Olivia - Les Yeux Doux
                                                                                              B8. Stella - Pourquoi Pas Moi
                                                                                              B9. Nancy Holloway - Fich' Le Camp Jack
                                                                                              C1. Brigitte Bardot & Sacha Distel - Le Soleil De Ma Vie
                                                                                              C2. Nicole Croisille - Parlez-Moi De Lui
                                                                                              C3. Christine Pilzer - Café Crème
                                                                                              C4. Clothilde - Fallait Pas Ecraser La Queue Du Chat
                                                                                              C5. Isabelle De Funes - La Journée D'Isabelle
                                                                                              C6. Delphine Desyeux - Je Suis La Tigresse
                                                                                              C7. Vladimir Cosma Feat. Teka - Christine (Original Sound Track "Le Retour Du Grand Blond")
                                                                                              D1. Lio - Amoureux Solitaires
                                                                                              D2. Bibi Flash - Histoire D'Un Soir (Bye Bye Les Galères)
                                                                                              D3. Lorene - Oh La La Comme Ci Comme ça !
                                                                                              D4. The French Mademoiselles - Dix Sur Dix
                                                                                              D5. Géraldine Nakache & Leïla Bekhti - Chanson Sur Une Drôle De Vie
                                                                                              D6. Brigitte - Battez-Vous

                                                                                              After the success of the first, there always had to be a second Buena Onda compilation. Before that arrives later this year comes a second delicious sampler featuring a remix from Calm, some 303 Balearic action from Iceland, Italian house newcomer Relative and a fresh Gallo rework.

                                                                                              Buena Onda is of course the cult Berlin-based party that constantly redefines Balearic music. It is run by Hell Yeah label boss Marco with resident DJ and co-founder Gallo and is a party that is both eclectic and euphoric, whether serving up slow acid or dreamy downtempo.

                                                                                              This sampler opens up with Buena Onda favourite Calm and his epic Mellow Mellow Acid remix of Gallo's 'Abysso,' which is long-legged, fulsome and laced with life-affirming piano chords. Then comes Icelandic artist Tonarunur who used to record as B.G. Baarregaard and has landed on the likes of Eskimo Recordings and Citizens of Vice. He layers deep acid lines into a smooth house groove that is sprinkled with cosmic dust. Italian house newcomer Relative then brings tumbling percussion, smeared chords and plenty of drama Italo vibes to his tune 'The Healing Place' and Gallo's Tropical Hinterhof Remix of Kayroy's 'Imagine' is five minutes of post-rave comedown bliss with gorgeous ambient design and celestial chord work that soothes the soul.

                                                                                              This is another perfect snapshot of the mature musical thrills you get at Buena Onda.


                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1. Gallo – Abysso (Calm's Mellow Mellow Acid Remix)
                                                                                              A2. Tonarunur – Flotholt
                                                                                              B1. Relative - The Healing Place
                                                                                              B2. Kayroy - Imagine (Gallo's Tropical Hinterhof Remix)

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Undulating Waters 7

                                                                                                When I left Woodford Halse twenty years ago, I did so without rancour, but also entirely without regret. It wasn’t the sort of place anyone lived in. It lacked scope, space, possibility. It was to the world what a model village is to a real city: small, staged, sterile - a facsimile of life. I hadn’t meant the break to be so definitive. Caught up in my own life and self-importance, I hadn’t been back more than three times in twenty years, never in the last decade. I kept in touch with my parents, of course, calling them once a week and occasionally meeting them at some equi-distant pub / restaurant for a mixed grill or Sunday Roast. It was a sad state of affairs. They deserved more. Perhaps this could be a turning point?

                                                                                                At last, I came to my family home, the place I was raised, nurtured. I would be safe here. I put my hand on the familiar yellow gate.

                                                                                                I didn’t even hear the retort of the rifle until the bullet hit me, slamming into my right shoulder like an angry bee. Dad was clearly home.

                                                                                                Paul Bareham

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Barry says: A superb collection of ghostly ambient, simmering electronica and soaring synth bliss on the ever reliable Woodford Halse, including stunning tracks from a veritable who's who of the scene. Superb.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Listening Center - The Slip At Low Tide 06:03 Video
                                                                                                2. Keith Seatman - The Odd Admin Sub Committee 02:41
                                                                                                3. Letters From Mouse - Kauila 04:21 Video
                                                                                                4. Jacken Elswyth - Sing Herring, Sing Tail, Sing Ship, Sing Sail 04:51
                                                                                                5. Giants Of Discovery - The Gradual Instant 04:27
                                                                                                6. Polyhymns - What You Believe 04:26
                                                                                                7. Lo Five - Depths You Will Never Fathom 06:37
                                                                                                8. Rupert Lally - The Undertow 04:11
                                                                                                9. David Colohan - Reedbeds Of The Reserve 03:27
                                                                                                10. Arboria - Memory Bells 03:34
                                                                                                11. Ffion - Various Skies 04:47
                                                                                                12. The Home Current - Heaven Above Private 03:59
                                                                                                13. Pigeon Postal Service - The Pier Is Closed 03:57
                                                                                                14. Prana Crafter And Windkraft - Twitch And Drone 03:16
                                                                                                15. Floodlights - Domestic Constellation 05:14

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Undulating Waters 6

                                                                                                  Suddenly aware, I became afraid. My surroundings became oppressive, dangerous. Streetlights glared down at me; crossings dared me to try my luck; a telephone box shook unendingly with the clanging bell of a call I dared not answer. I felt that I could not place my feet down too heavily or too permanently, somehow anxious that a snaking tendril might encircle my ankle, or the very concrete of the pathway open and snap around my boot like an animal trap. As I skipped nervously across the various graduated surfaces of what was once my domain, I must have looked like a demented Astronaut, or a Water Boatman in the last few frenetic days of its busy year of life.

                                                                                                  Hector, my companion and leading light, perhaps embarrassed by my uncoordinated perambulations, had disappeared. So much for canine loyalty.

                                                                                                  Without a guide, and increasingly apprehensive, I decided to head for the one place in Woodford Halse that might ostensibly provide me with some comfort, some quietus, perhaps, even, a cup of tea: my parents house, my house - Home.

                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  Barry says: Another superb collection from Woodford Halse. this time unfortunately sullied with my own track, Meniscus. Both these collections are stunning examples of the breadth of styles embraced by the musicians in this arena, and this one is probably my favourite of the two DESPITE my inclusion. Superb collection.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. Korb - Lifeforce 05:57 Video
                                                                                                  2. Salvatore Mercatante - Pulpo 04:10
                                                                                                  3. Nilson - A Foggy Night Onboard 04:22
                                                                                                  4. Personal Bandana - Silicon Island 04:18
                                                                                                  5. Apta - Meniscus 05:23
                                                                                                  6. Ryan James Mawbey With Jonathan Hill - Complete Surrender 1 04:00
                                                                                                  7. Sairie - Sylvie 03:49
                                                                                                  8. Aural Design - Concentric Waves 03:38
                                                                                                  9. Camp Of Wolves - Percy Waves From The Dock 04:48 Video
                                                                                                  10. Luzon Valley Fearless - Columbia 05:57
                                                                                                  11. Xylitol - Insignificance 04:50
                                                                                                  12. Bernard Grancher - Je Ne Saurais Pas Quoi Faire D'un Tel Regard 04:53
                                                                                                  13. Holy Ghost People Featuring Adam Stone - Chemical Works 06:16
                                                                                                  14. Angeline Morrison - Abode Of Spirits 04:12
                                                                                                  15.  Quiet Clapping - The Depths 06:02

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Heavenly Remixes 1

                                                                                                    Heavenly was all but founded on the art of the remix; the label’s sadly departed friend Andrew Weatherall remixed the first ever release, and the label has built up an immense catalogue in the intervening years that demonstrates all that is good about the art form and on Friday 10th December 2021 the label release Heavenly Remixes Vol 1 & 2, a brace of albums documenting this long history.

                                                                                                    A label forged in the white-hot heat of post-acid house Britain, these Heavenly remixes are perfectly weighted with respect and irreverence, the remixer in each case carefully chosen to add heft to the song - the tracks across the 2 albums are curated, remixed and delivered with love (and a teensy bit of impertinence) and are a glimpse into the catalogue of one the UK’s finest independent labels.

                                                                                                    There may well be no rhyme, nor reason, to how these compilations have been put together, beyond the fact that they are assembled with love, an innate understanding of the power of great pop music, and a skilled marriage of song and remixer.

                                                                                                    There is no sense of order to Volume 1. You’ll find a smattering of older tracks: album openers Saint Etienne are taken on a Poseidon Adventure with Underworld, who inject ‘Cool Kids of Death’ with typically manic energy. Elsewhere, ’90s Brum duo Mother add dancefloor pzazz to Espiritu’s innate glamour on an all-funked-up reworking of ‘Los Americanos’, and Mark Lusardi’s remix of Moonflowers’ ‘Get Higher’ is an early Heavenly classic.

                                                                                                    On ‘Terracotta Warrior’, a perfect, psyched-out, Mancunian union is created betwixt Jimi Goodwin and Andy Votel, whilst Goodwin cohort Simon Aldred, in his Cherry Ghost guise, receives a proper Tamla-Motowning from Richard Norris (aka Time & Space Machine) on an inspired cover of Cece Peniston’s glam-house hit, ‘Finally’.

                                                                                                    There are several of Heavenly’s current darlings there too. One of the most exciting young British prospects, Yorkshire’s Working Men’s Club, effectively remix themselves, as Minsky Rock — WMC’s Syd Minsky-Sargeant and producer Ross Orton — cleave ‘X’ into a riotous industrial racket. Jagwar Ma’s Jono Ma takes the Kraftwerkian leitmotif on ‘Automatic’ and drives the Australian jazz-funkers Mildlife down an electro-convulsive psychedelic tunnel (thankfully no-one was harmed during the making of this remix); Sheffield’s DJ Parrot and Jarvis Cocker deliver one of the outstanding remixes of 2018, turning Baxter Dury’s ‘Miami’ into a lovelorn minor opera; and, making its first appearance on vinyl, David Holmes’ Unloved project is taken on a panoramic Welsh waltz thanks to Gwenno.



                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Barry says: The first volume of the wonderful Heavenly Remixes selection, featuring a number of classics like Baxter Dury's 'Miami' and Mattiel's brilliant 'Guns Of Brixton' getting the rework treatment from some of the dance community's hottest talent.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Saint Etienne – Cool Kids Of Death (Underworld Mix)
                                                                                                    2. Unloved – Why Not (Gwenno Remix)
                                                                                                    3. Nots – Reactor (Mikey Remix)
                                                                                                    4. Mildlife – Automatic (Jono Ma Ascend Mix)
                                                                                                    5. Espiritu – Los Americanos (Mother Mix)
                                                                                                    6. Confidence Man – Out The Window (Greg & Che Wilson Mix)
                                                                                                    7. Mattiel – Guns Of Brixton (Rub-A-Dub Style Pt.2)
                                                                                                    8. Baxter Dury – Miami (Parrot And Cocker Too Remix)
                                                                                                    9. Jimi Goodwin – Terracotta Warrior (Andy Votel’s Spazio 1975 De-mix)
                                                                                                    10. Working Mens Club – X (Minsky Rock Remix)
                                                                                                    11. Moonflowers – Get Higher (Get Dubber Mix)
                                                                                                    12. Raf Rundell – Monsterpiece (Harvey Sutherland Remix)
                                                                                                    13. Cherry Ghost – Finally (Time & Space Machine Edit)

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    Future Disco - Technicolour Nights

                                                                                                      Welcome to the Future Disco. A technicolour space where you let your senses run free and immerse yourself in a nocturnal journey of musical discovery. Every collection is inspired by the past, but perfectly curated for tomorrow's dance-floor - this is disco’s future.

                                                                                                      It’s been ten years since Future Disco arrived with the seminal first edition ‘A Guide To 21st Century Disco’. Since then they have gone on to release over 20 albums and countless worldwide parties and radio shows. So to celebrate ten years in the Disco forefront Future Disco have provided a new artistic direction alongside a brand new album in the series.

                                                                                                      While the outside may have changed the inside is exactly the same. An eclectic selection recapitulating the sound of today and tomorrow, with firm nod to the past. Future Disco has always managed to weave that line of interesting and party starting and on this album, it’s no different. Disco has always been about uniting the dance-floor and Future Disco embody this spirit with a cross selection of sounds and artists.

                                                                                                      They find plenty of future rising stars with New Zealand’s Flamingo Pier and Paris’s Yuksek all comfortably sitting alongside more established names such as Jamie Jones, who reworks the legendary Teddy Pendergrass, Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani and the original destroyer of Rock and Roll, Mylo.

                                                                                                      There’s plenty of exclusives on this album. One exclusive coming from superstar dance producer Mylo, one from cult hero Kiwi and a Future Disco edit from head compiler Sean Brosnan. It also see’s a number of tracks being pressed to vinyl for the very first time including the aforementioned Jamie Jones remix of Teddy Pendergrass, Galaxians, The Funk Hunters and Bertrand Burgalat.

                                                                                                      The entire mixed album has as always been edited and mixed for dancing pleasure. For the first time the album will be available as a heavyweight limited vinyl edition, with 300x limited edition pressed to pearl white.


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Flamingo Pier – Hold It
                                                                                                      A2. Louis La Roche & Mylo – Lovers (Mylo Edit)
                                                                                                      A3. Galaxians - How Do U Feel (Darshan Jesrani Morning Remix)
                                                                                                      B1. Bertrand Burgalat - Etranges Nuages (Yuksek Remix)
                                                                                                      B2. The Funk Hunters – Party Rockin (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
                                                                                                      B3. Kiwi – Midnight Driver
                                                                                                      C1. Teddy Pendergrass – Life Is A Song Worth Singing (Jamie Jones Remix)
                                                                                                      C2. Darshan Jesrani Ft Charli Umami - Take Me
                                                                                                      D1. Life On Planets & Lowheads - Get Loose (Vocal Mix)
                                                                                                      D2. Sink Ya Teeth - If You See Me (Future Disco Edit)
                                                                                                      D3. Cults - Offering (Mike Simonetti Remix)

                                                                                                      Felipe Gordon dives deep into the Local Talk vault and selects his favourite tracks for a proper rework. First up we got two stalwarts of the house scene, Kyodai and Fish Go Deep. Kyodai's 'Breaking' needs little introduction, the track is an anthem everywhere from Paris to Tisno to right here in Manchester, and got massive support from Kerri Chandler to Laurent Garnier to even our own Kickin' Pigeon. Felipe puts his spin on the track, a Latin Jazz Rework that is destined to become a classic in its own right.

                                                                                                      Fish Go Deep made their debut on Local Talk with 'Off Script' back in 2016, it's a pure goosebumps track, dubby techno-soul at its finest. Felipe adds his twist with plenty of swing and clever drum programming. Taking it deep into dancefloor jazz moods. Top drawer stuff on each outing here - be sure to check it out! 


                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Matt says: Kyodai's "Breaking" gets even more rotation via an inspired Felipe Gordon rework. Meanwhile Fish Go Deep make their Local Talk debut. A big one for jazz-dance lovers...

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A. Kyodai - Breaking (Felipe Gordon Latin Jazz Rework)
                                                                                                      B. Fish Go Deep - Off Script (Felipe Gordon Rework)

                                                                                                      Ready to transport you away from a cold, dark Mancunian Winter is the Too Slow To Disco cartel, fresh of the yacht with a clutch of poolside pleasure for your next sun lounger session. Packing plenty of bump on this outing from HOLDtight, Delphonic, Jack Tennis and Those Guys From Anthens.

                                                                                                      Loopy slo-mo disco grooves characterize HOLDtight's opener, made for that sultry creep across the beachfront with darting eyes as you search for a vacated patch ready to stake your claim too. Delphonic deploys swirling Moogs across a celebratory chord sequence with the appropriate woo's and whee's to accompany such a moment. Jack Tennis gets frisky with a lost Brazilian disco number; working the low pass in a sensual but fervent manner. Those Guys From Anthens' closing nugget ensure a laid back and horizontal vibration sweeps over all who hear; we ain't leaving the party yet! As always, essential stuff for sunnier climbs. 


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Side 1
                                                                                                      1. HOLDTight - Be My Love 2 Nite
                                                                                                      2. Delfonic - Let's Go Disco
                                                                                                      Side 2
                                                                                                      1. Jack Tennis - Jorge's Pipa
                                                                                                      2. Those Guys From Athens - 4 Your Love

                                                                                                      Warm presents a brand new compilation called 'Home'; a soundtrack for when we pause, take a breath, and use our senses to explore the magic of the world on our doorsteps. Morning to evening, dawn to dusk, our lives continue moving but sometimes the need to step back and reset is essential to create a balance in our lives. As we open our eyes and ears to our surroundings, our senses become stimulated by small details. Whether it be the sound of the sea lapping on the sand, the wind blowing through the canopy of trees or a robin heralding a new day; nothing is the same but all are unique.

                                                                                                      'Home' has been pieced together over the last year by Warm’s Ali Tillett. With the majority of Warm - booking agents for Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Gerd Janson, Horse Meat Disco, Hot Chip DJs, Lou Hayter, Luke Una - on pause, Ali took the chance to immerse himself in bringing together his passion for music, nature and art.

                                                                                                      The 14 tracks, the majority exclusive and specially made for the compilation, includes contributions by Âme, Bobby Lee & Mia Doi Todd, Coyote, Crack’d Man (aka Crooked Man who produced Roisin Murphy's last album), Fug (with their first material for over ten years), Kirk Degiorgio presents As One, Turtle, and Ewan Pearson's World of Apples project (with their first material for nearly 20 years!). The tracks align with specific habitats in the local Dorset area, where Ali is situated, such as Harbour/Estuary, Heathland/Moorland, Woodland/Forest, and Beach/Cliffs.

                                                                                                      To immerse the listener even further into the soundscape, critically acclaimed sound and field recording artist Gary Moore, of Springwatch/Autumnwatch fame, has been involved to help bring nature even further to the ears. Intertwined between the music are field recordings specific to area and habitat; whether it be the sound of a ship's horn in Poole harbour, avocets on the scrape, the tawny owl in the woodland or Puffins on the ledges of cliffs.

                                                                                                      Gareth Fuller, a fabulous artist who previously lived in Dorset, has kindly allowed one of his artworks to become the centrepiece for the compilation. Titled 'Purbeck', it's a truly wonderful piece of art that encapsulates everything about the area and enables an added dimension to the immersive experience for the listener.

                                                                                                      "The past year during the pandemic has enabled me to take a step back and reflect on the environment that encompasses us day to day. With those multiple pause buttons on life that were lockdowns, the real beauty of nature and the soundscape around us came to the forefront and shone through as daily life stopped." - Ali Tillett

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Barry says: A woozy and entirely laid-back collection of shimmering instrumentals, beachside ambience and slow-burning grooves. From hazy percussion and flickering loungy jazz, this is perfect for a fireside retreat with a warm drink.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Harbour / Estuary
                                                                                                      1. Sea Lapping*
                                                                                                      2. Natural Calamity - Have You Seen The Sun Today
                                                                                                      3. Ships Horn*
                                                                                                      4. Paqua – Escondido (Instrumental) (Exclusive)
                                                                                                      5. Avocets*
                                                                                                      6. Coyote - The Fade (Exclusive)
                                                                                                      7. Cormorants*
                                                                                                      8. Greymatter & GOLDSLANG - Black Turns To Blue (Exclusive)

                                                                                                      Heathland / Moorland
                                                                                                      9. Nightjar*
                                                                                                      10. Crack'd Man - Between The Mist And The Sun (Exclusive)
                                                                                                      11. Wood Ants*
                                                                                                      12. Kirk Degiorgio Presents As One - Orwell Rising (Exclusive)
                                                                                                      13. Stonechat*
                                                                                                      14. Turtle - Heathland Haze (Exclusive)
                                                                                                      15. Natterjack Toads*
                                                                                                      16 - Brainchild - Beyond Because (Exclusive)

                                                                                                      Woodland / Forest
                                                                                                      17 - Woodland Canopy
                                                                                                      18 - Richard Norris - Warm Hunger (Exclusive)
                                                                                                      19 - Great Spotted Woodpecker
                                                                                                      20 - Fug - From Little Seeds We Grow (Exclusive)
                                                                                                      21 - Tawny Owls
                                                                                                      22 - Bobby Lee & Mia Doi Todd - Walking With Trees (Exclusive)

                                                                                                      Beach / Cliffs
                                                                                                      23. Cliff Top*
                                                                                                      24. World Of Apples - Bluemull Sound (Exclusive)
                                                                                                      25. Puffins*
                                                                                                      26. Pablo Color & HOVE - LICHT (Exclusive)
                                                                                                      27. Swifts & Swallows*
                                                                                                      28. Âme - Doldrums (first Time On Vinyl

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Groups - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                        15 years on from its original release, ‘Studio One Groups’ remains one of the toughest of all the Soul Jazz / Studio One releases and features some of the biggest groups in the history of Reggae music, including Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and the Maytals and The Heptones, who all began their careers at 13 Brentford Road, under the guidance of the great producer and label owner Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd.

                                                                                                        Featuring many, many classic and killer tunes from The Wailing Souls, Carlton and His Shoes, The Gladiators, The Ethiopians, The Mad Lads and more. ‘Studio One Groups’ brings together numerous classic artists alongside a number of rarities and delves into Studio One’s musical output in its prime in the 1960s and 70s, featuring Ska, Roots, Rocksteady, Dub and more. Clement Dodd’s role in launching and nurturing Reggae groups and singers is unsurpassed and Studio One’s success was due to Dodd’s ability to see talent, surround himself with it and nurture artists.

                                                                                                        Launching Bob Marley and The Wailers’ career at Studio One also meant housing Marley in a flat in the studio compound, as well as employing Marley in an A&R role, checking out the latest American soul and jazz 45s that came out for Studio One artists to cover. In similar fashion, Leroy Sibbles, lead vocalist with the Heptones, became the key in-house bass player after being taught from scratch by Jackie Mittoo.

                                                                                                        Studio One Groups were at the heart of the label’s success. The sweet threepart harmonies, so close to the heart of Jamaican music, can be heard throughout every stylistic change of Reggae music - Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and beyond - all of which are featured here in all their vocalised glory.

                                                                                                        The album comes with excellent informative sleevenotes by the author and Studio One discographer Rob Chapman, and exclusive photography including the stunning colour picture of Bob Marley and the Wailers on the front of the release.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        The Wailing Souls - Mr Fire Coal Man
                                                                                                        Righteous Flames - Solid Foundation
                                                                                                        The Gaylads - Give A Helping Hand
                                                                                                        The Bassies - Things A Come Up To Bump
                                                                                                        The Mad Lads - You Will Never Know
                                                                                                        The Clarendonians - You Can’t Be Happy
                                                                                                        The Consumates - What Is It Carlton And The Shoes - Happy Land
                                                                                                        The Viceroys - The Struggle
                                                                                                        The Maytals - I’ll Never Grow Old
                                                                                                        The Heptones - Get In The Groove
                                                                                                        The Royals - Pick Up The Pieces
                                                                                                        The Gladiators - Jah Jah Go Before Us
                                                                                                        Bob Marley And The Wailers - Love And Affection
                                                                                                        The Stingers - Down Presser International
                                                                                                        The Cables - Baby Why
                                                                                                        The Ethiopians - Owe Me No Pay Me
                                                                                                        The Purpleites - The Pressure Is On
                                                                                                        The Silvertones - Cheating And Lying

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        Sentimental Noise

                                                                                                          In most any Dungeons & Dragons adventure worth completing, the hero must come face-to-face with themselves in some form - a cursed, mystical mirror that reveals all that our hero is and is not; a reflection in some Blood River that displays for our hero the monster they have become; a doppelganger that reveals how much our hero has changed since the beginning of the adventure.

                                                                                                          So, as their year-long 25th Anniversary campaign enters its final chapter, Jagjaguwar must also confront their former self. They’re going all the way back to the basement of the sushi joint in Charlottesville; all the way back to when they were just a haphazardly made zine; all the way back to the original mantra which served at Jagjaguwar’s early guiding force. The Sentimental Noise echoing through the caverns of self-discovery is tender and deafening.

                                                                                                          The label have uncovered new and unreleased work from some of their earliest friends like Drunk, Manishevitz and Bevel. They’ve called upon necromancers like Norway’s Jenny Hval, Jagjaguwar legends Wilderness and Bloomington post-rock heroes Tammar. Mysterious noise mongers like Canada’s Wold and Oslo’s Some Nerve have delivered on their promise to absolutely split skulls open. There are two loving tributes to Patron Saint of Jagjaguwar John Prine. And they have unearthed two songs from Atsushi Miura, who once upon a time allowed founder Darius Van Arman to book shows in the basement of the sushi restaurant he ran. He dedicates one song to Darius and in the other, humorously lambasts the college town he called home for all those years. Today Jagjaguwar dies; tomorrow Jagjaguwar is reborn.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Atsushi Miura - I Love You (Live At Tokyo Rose)
                                                                                                          Jenny Hval - The Cool, Cool River
                                                                                                          Wilderness - Night Sky
                                                                                                          Oneida - Smokes
                                                                                                          Tim Darcy - Unprecision
                                                                                                          Blacks’ Myths - Free Man
                                                                                                          Drunk - Waltz As Antidote
                                                                                                          Tammar - All’s Well That Ends
                                                                                                          Briana Marela - Forever Broken Hearted
                                                                                                          Zodiac Lovers - Why You Hang Around
                                                                                                          Some Nerve - Tvil
                                                                                                          Wilderness - Tomorrow
                                                                                                          Bevel - Blue Umbrella
                                                                                                          Manishevitz - All Mellow People
                                                                                                          Spokane - Useless Things Are Best
                                                                                                          Wold/Fauchion - Beryl Blade Reddening
                                                                                                          Atsushi Miura - I Hate Charlottesville

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Essiebons Special 1973 - 1984 Ghana Music Power House

                                                                                                            Dick Essilfie-Bondzie was all ready for his 90th birthday party when the Covid pandemic hit - The legendary producer, businessman and founder of Ghana's mighty Essiebons label had invited all his family and friends to the event and it was the disappointment at having to postpone that prompted Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb to propose a new compilation celebrating his contributions to the world of West African music

                                                                                                            For most of the 1970s Essilfie- Bondzie's Dix and Essiebons labels were synonymous with the best in modern highlife, and his roster was a who's-who of highlife legends. C.K. Mann, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Kofi Papa Yankson, Ernest Honny, Rob 'Roy' Raindorf and Ebo Taylor all released some of their greatest music under the Essiebons banner.Yet Essilfie- Bondzie had been destined for a very different career. Born in Apam and raised in Accra, he was sent to business school in London at the age of 20, and returned to the security of a government job in Ghana. But his passion for music, inspired by the sounds of Accra's highlife scene, had never left him, and in 1967 he figured out a way of combining music and business by opening West Africa's first record pressing plant.The venture, a partnership with the Philips label, was a huge success, attracting business from all over the continent. By the early 1970s Essilfie-Bondzie had left his government job to concentrate on his labels, and by the mid-seventies he was on a hot streak injecting album after album of restless highlife into the bloodstream of the Ghanaian music scene.Essiebons Special features a selection of obscure workouts from some of the label's heaviest hitters. But in the course of digitising his vast archive of master tapes, Essilfie-Bondzie found a number of Afrobeat and Instrumental maszterpieces tracks from the label's mid-70s golden age that, for one reason or another, had never been released. Those songs are included here for the first time.Sadly Essilfie-Bondzie passed away before the compilation was finished. But his legacy lives on in the extraordinary music that he gave to the world in his lifetime

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Kofi Psych - Ernest Honny
                                                                                                            Dee Mmaa Pe - Joe Meah
                                                                                                            Yeaba - CK Mann & His Carousel 7
                                                                                                            Shakabula - Santrofi- Ansa
                                                                                                            Tinitini - Seaboy & Nyame Bekyere
                                                                                                            Ahwene Pa Nkasa - Joe Meah
                                                                                                            Ernest Special - Ernest Honny
                                                                                                            Africa - Seaboy
                                                                                                            Medley - Nyame Bekyere
                                                                                                            Say The Truth - Ernest Honny
                                                                                                            Wonnin A Bisa - Black Masters Band
                                                                                                            Egye Tu Gbe - Sawaaba Soundz
                                                                                                            Fa W‘akoma Ma Me - CK Mann Big Band
                                                                                                            Odo Mframa - Ernest Honny

                                                                                                            Following the critical acclaim of the 2020 compilation Pyramid Pieces, The Roundtable return with a second offering of modernist jazz from Australia. Another vital document further examining the nation's jazz scene during the late 1960s and 70s. A fertile period that witnessed the birth of an independent movement and the development of a distinct Australian jazz sound. While continuing to focus on the modal forms explored in Volume 1, this second edition shifts direction slightly, this time also surveying other post-bop modes representative of the scene including soul jazz, avant-garde ballet music and Eric Dolphy-inspired free jazz.

                                                                                                            Again featuring tracks from the esteemed independent imprints Jazznote and 44 Records, the collection also offers never before published pieces from less obvious Australian jazz groups. Compositions by internationally renowned musicians including Bob Bertles (Nucleus/Neil Ardley), Bruce Cale (The Spontaneous Music Ensemble/Prince Lasha) and Allan Zavod (Frank Zappa) alongside pillars of the local scene, Charlie Munro and Ted Vining plus the lesser-known yet formidable free jazz unit 'Out To Lunch'. Pyramid Pieces 2 is another timely insight into the evolution of the incredible yet obscured Australian modern jazz movement.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Bob Bertles Moontrane - Valley Of The Tweed
                                                                                                            2. The Bruce Cale Quartet - Kuri Monga Nui
                                                                                                            3. The Charlie Munro Trio - Whirlpool
                                                                                                            4. Allan Zavod - Circles
                                                                                                            5. The Ted Vining Trio - Number One
                                                                                                            6. Out To Lunch - What The Thunder Said

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            You Got The Power: Cameo Parkway Northern Soul 1964-1967 - Black Friday Edition

                                                                                                              AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                                                              LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                                                                                                              An exceptional 20-track collection compiling some of the most sought-after soul and R&B records from Philadelphia’s Cameo, Parkway and Fairmount labels, which were popular during the late 1960s/early 1970s Northern Soul club scene. Includes rare tracks that sell in the thousands at record fairs and on eBay when found in their original 45 RPM vinyl single format, some of which were only released as white label promotional copies. Features soul and R&B recordings by label mainstays Chubby Checker, The Orlons, Bunny Sigler, Eddie Holman, Lonnie Youngblood and Evie Sands as well as seminal recordings by Yvonne Baker, Christine Cooper, Bobby Paris, Jerry Jackson, Vickie Baines and future R&B hitmaker Frankie Beverly. These recordings feature some of the great Philly Soul and New York production teams of the mid-1960s: Gamble & Huff; Thom Bell; Jerry Ross & Kenny Gamble; Chip Taylor & Al Gorgoni; Sal Trimachi & Ritchie Cordell; John Madara, Dave White & Leon Huff; Weldon McDougal III, Luther Randolph & Johnny Stiles; Stuart Weiner & Mike Lewis plus arrangers Jimmy Wisner, Joe Renzetti and Artie Butler/ Features an essay by soul and R&B historian Ady Croasdell/ Mastered from the original master sources from ABKCO’s Cameo Parkway archive/ Bespoke printed inner bags including extensive liner notes and period photos.

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              Echocord - 20 Years

                                                                                                                Echocord Records marks a momentous twenty years with an exclusive release, featuring 12 iconic artists on a limited edition triple clear vinyl, for dub-techno lovers and collectors.

                                                                                                                This vinyl series celebrates artists who continue to inspire the Echocord journey, from 2001 to 2021 and beyond.

                                                                                                                Over the past two decades, the Kenneth Christiansen helmed echocord imprint has been at the forefront of the dub-techno scene, discovering and developing sophisticated artists globally.

                                                                                                                The twelve-track release is an exploration, from energetic dub techno, with cuts like Luke & Jeff Hess’ “M1 Dub”, grad_u’s “Pacific Lair”, and Idealist’s “Ride” to more esoteric passages with Forest Drive West’s “Signals”, Mikkel Metal’s “Lakam Dub” and Brendon Moeller’s “Slow Return”. Heavy dub vibrations resound in Babe Roots feat Another Channel’s “Gunman” and Deadbeat’s sub-driven “The Old Doom and Gloom” while Fluxion turns it to a jazzy, dub house wave with “Slide”.

                                                                                                                “To me music is life, thank you for your support keeping the sound of echocord resonating” –Kenneth Christiansen



                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1 - 1 Babe Roots / Another Channel Gunman 00:06:47
                                                                                                                1 - 2 Mathimidori Vibra 00:06:42
                                                                                                                1 - 3 Deadbeat The Old Doom And Gloom 00:07:14
                                                                                                                1 - 4 Fluxion Slide 00:06:53
                                                                                                                2 - 1 Forest Drive West Signals 00:06:30
                                                                                                                2 - 2 Mikkel Metal Lakma 00:05:51
                                                                                                                2 - 3 Luke Hess / Jeff Hess M1 00:06:17
                                                                                                                2 - 4 Idealist Ride 00:07:39
                                                                                                                3 - 1 Grad_u Pacific Lair 00:11:12
                                                                                                                3 - 2 Quantec Space Time Continuum 00:07:27
                                                                                                                3 - 3 Resoe Unused 00:09:16
                                                                                                                3 - 4 Brendon Moelller Slow Return 00:05:00

                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                You Can't Sit Down: Cameo Parkway Dance Crazes - Black Friday Edition

                                                                                                                  AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                                                                  LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                                                                                                                  A crazy 22-track collection containing some of the biggest dance craze hits from the Philadelphia label that got the world dancing in the early 1960sIncludes tracks by Cameo Parkway’s biggest stars: Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons and The Dovells as well as R&B greats Don Covay and The Turbans. Twelve Top 40 hits including three number 1 chart toppers!Chubby Checker’s original hit version of “The Twist,” which has the distinction of being the only single of the rock era to reach number 1 twice in two consecutive years, is included. Features an essay by acclaimed rock & roll and R&B historian John Broven. Mastered from the original master tapes from ABKCO’s Cameo Parkway archive
                                                                                                                  Bespoke printed inner bags including extensive liner notes and period photos.

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Tickets For Doomsday: Heavy Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Ballads & Dirges 1970-1975 - Black Friday Edition

                                                                                                                    AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                                                                                                                    LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                    Debuts on Black Friday. Never issued in this form. The compilation features a collection of small run releases and private press releases. All long out of print and impossible to find. 3000 pressed worldwide.

                                                                                                                    Now-Again’s follow up to one of its most well-loved compilations, Forge Your Own Chains, and this, as the title hints, a recollection and rumination of what might befall the human race made especially salient by the past year’s trials and tribulations as performed by prison funk ensembles, Krautrock legends, Turkish teenagers, Icelandic prog-rock bands and even E-40’s uncle, the man to first distribute No Limit, and the creator of this album’s title track, St. Charles “Chucky” Thurman. 

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Golden Wing - Hari Yang Mulya
                                                                                                                    Beybonlar - Nenni?
                                                                                                                    Icecross - Sad Sad Man
                                                                                                                    Paternoster – Realization
                                                                                                                    Christopher - In Your Time
                                                                                                                    Chucky Thurmon - Tickets For Doomsday
                                                                                                                    Upheaval - Paradise Lost
                                                                                                                    Dr Hooker - The Bible
                                                                                                                    Jean And Donella - Get Ready (for That Day)

                                                                                                                    We enjoyed comping Volume one so much and had such a positive response, we went right onto producing For the Love Of You Volume 2.

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

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


                                                                                                                    …The end of 2021 just got a bit sweeter.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                    'You can't understand the blues 'till you've had your heart broken, you can't understand my music 'till you've had group sex on ecstasy.'

                                                                                                                    Following up a legendary appearance at Electric Char at the end of Summer, the irrepressible DJ Harvey releases volume three of the "Mercury Rising" compilation triptych. Taking influence from a vision of Pikes' (Ibiza) in a futuristic light, we move through the iconic DJs finely tuned taste buds, taking on cosmic disco, blissful Balearic, wigged-out electronica and more as we lift ourselves out of the sunbeds and into the starry night ahead.

                                                                                                                    The vinyl picks separate tracks out of the well-sequenced and curated DJ mix CD. If COVID restrictions mean your debauched holiday excursion was put on hold till next year, then this will certainly keep you feeling fragrant and unbuttoned until then! 


                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. MODE - Lo-Fi Odyssey (Stallions Remix)
                                                                                                                    2. Georgie Red - We'll Work It Out
                                                                                                                    3. Luca Averna & Chris Coco - There Is No Planet B
                                                                                                                    4. Kraak & Smaak - Same Blood (feat. The Palms) (Tensnake Extended Remix Instrumental)
                                                                                                                    5. Peter Jacques Band - Mighty Fine
                                                                                                                    6. Mozaika - Never See You Again
                                                                                                                    7. Pino Presti Ft. Roxy Robinson - You Know Why (Disco Version)
                                                                                                                    8. Twice Of Love - 24 Hours From Culture
                                                                                                                    9. Soul Of Hex - Psychic
                                                                                                                    10. Backbeat Convention - Love And Happiness (Quartz Ddub All Over Mix)
                                                                                                                    11. Chris & Cosey - Exotika (12" Mix)
                                                                                                                    12. Tavares - I Wanna See You Soon
                                                                                                                    13. Brass Construction - Now Is Tomorrow (Anticipation)

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    It's A Cool, Cool Christmas

                                                                                                                      In celebration of the 21st Anniversary of this popular Christmas double album, Jeepster and War Child are releasing It’s A Cool Cool Christmas on vinyl for the first time.

                                                                                                                      Originally released on November 20th 2000 as a CD only release, it will now be available on vinyl on November 19th 2021.

                                                                                                                      This double album is released with colourful inners within a wide spine sleeve. This collection of songs is the definitive indie Christmas album and includes contributions from a broad spectrum of indie giants, with songs ranging from traditional standards to originals written specially for this collection. This compilation contains both ballads and songs to pogo around the Christmas tree to in equal measure and coincidentally is a compilation of twenty-one songs re-released after twenty-one years.

                                                                                                                      The highlights are Low’s much-loved ‘Just Like Christmas’, The Flaming Lips and their ‘White Christmas (demo for Tom Waits)’, the Grandaddy track which is both wistful and amusing and Eels’ ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas’. In fact there is not a second-rate filler on this album and there’s even a track from Lauren Laverne recorded before she became a famous DJ. The original intention of creating this album was to raise money for a worthy charity. War Child is an amazing organisation that protects, educates and helps children get over the terrible traumas they’ve suffered from war. The work done in their programmes has alife-saving impact on children and their families in some of the most dangerous places on earth.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A1. Grandaddy - Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland
                                                                                                                      A2. The Dandy Warhols - Little Drummer Boy
                                                                                                                      A3. The Webb Brothers - Every Day Is Christmas
                                                                                                                      A4. Eels - Everything’S Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
                                                                                                                      A5. El Vez - Feliz Navi-Nada
                                                                                                                      A6. Morgan - Christmas In Waikiki
                                                                                                                      B1. Drugstore - Maybe At Christmas Time
                                                                                                                      B2. Belle And Sebastian - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
                                                                                                                      B3. Giant Sand - Thank You Dreaded Black Ice, Thank You
                                                                                                                      B4. The Flaming Lips - White Christmas (Demo For Tom Waits)
                                                                                                                      B5. Saint Etienne - My Christmas Prayer
                                                                                                                      C1. Departure Lounge - Christmas Downer
                                                                                                                      C2. Six By Seven - I Believe In Father Christmas
                                                                                                                      C3. Snow Patrol - When I Get Home For Christmas
                                                                                                                      C4. Titan - Spiritual Guidance
                                                                                                                      C5. Big Boss Man - Christmas Boogaloo
                                                                                                                      D1. Teenage Fanclub - Christmas Eve
                                                                                                                      D2. Calexico - Gift X-Change
                                                                                                                      D3. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - Hwiangerdd Mair
                                                                                                                      D4. Low - Just Like Christmas
                                                                                                                      D5. Lauren Laverne - In The Bleak Midwinter

                                                                                                                      Fabric present a high-octane tribute to jungle, footwork and techno from rising star Sherelle who, across a killer new mix for the iconic label, rarely lets the tempo drop below 150BPM! 

                                                                                                                      Including early footwerk pioneers like the late legend DJ Rashad and former  dancer RP Boo, alongisde jungle innovators such as Tim Reaper and Cloud9; it also features New York's AceMo and Kush Jones while Miami is repped by the duo INVT. As you'd expect, Sherelle doesn't let the energy and intensity drop over the entire mix which her characteristic flamboyant, fast and wild mixing style. On the vinyl, the best bits of the mix are presented in their full form.

                                                                                                                      Special one for me is Dub One's "The Clash" which for me is the very epitome of that hardcore pirate radio sound popularized by Bizzie B and a thousand faceless bedroom DJs across the mid 90s. Nice to see hear including some high powered techno bangers in there too! Big ups Sherelle. 


                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      CD
                                                                                                                      Cloud9 - You Got Me Burnin’
                                                                                                                      Dwarde & Tim Reaper - Globex Corp Vol 1. A1
                                                                                                                      Dev/Null - DarkPhase
                                                                                                                      Champa B - The Howler
                                                                                                                      NewKiller - U92 (FFF Remix)
                                                                                                                      S. Kid - Oasis
                                                                                                                      Gridzone - The Path (Part 2)
                                                                                                                      Aphrodite & Nutty Jim - Feel Real
                                                                                                                      R-Core - Rivers Of Blood (VIP)
                                                                                                                      Vince Rollin - Greed And Prejudice
                                                                                                                      SHERELLE - JUNGLE TEKNAH
                                                                                                                      InnerCore - Pinnacle Part 2
                                                                                                                      Newkiller - The Dark
                                                                                                                      Q-Bass - Deepa
                                                                                                                      Kush Jones - Fuck Off
                                                                                                                      DJ Rashad - Acid Bit Ft Addison Groove
                                                                                                                      AceMo - Perpetrator
                                                                                                                      INVT - SUPER GALACTIC
                                                                                                                      Neuropunk - Destroy The Matrix
                                                                                                                      DJ Phil - House Monster Ft DJ Manny & RP Boo
                                                                                                                      Basic Rhythm - 2 Da Core (RP Boo Remix)
                                                                                                                      LCY - Bite Off The Hand That Feeds You
                                                                                                                      Response - Sanity Melting
                                                                                                                      Worldwide Epidemic & Tim Reaper - Losing Control
                                                                                                                      Fringe - You Got Me (Sanz Remix)
                                                                                                                      Aphrodite - Navigator
                                                                                                                      Dub One - The Clash

                                                                                                                      2LP
                                                                                                                      SHERELLE - JUNGLE TEKNAH
                                                                                                                      InnerCore - Pinnacle Part 2
                                                                                                                      Dub One - The Clash
                                                                                                                      LCY - Bite Off The Hand That Feeds You
                                                                                                                      Basic Rhythm - 2 Da Core (RP Boo Remix)
                                                                                                                      AceMo - Perpetrator
                                                                                                                      Cloud9 - You Got Me Burnin’
                                                                                                                      NewKiller - U92 (FFF Remix)
                                                                                                                      Fringe - You Got Me (Sanz Remix)
                                                                                                                      Kush Jones - Fuck Off
                                                                                                                      Dwarde & Tim Reaper - Globex Corp Vol 1. A1
                                                                                                                      INVT - SUPER GALACTIC

                                                                                                                      ‘@0’ comprises a collection of ambient tracks curated and sequenced by Coldcut (on LP) and mixed by both Coldcut and Mixmaster Morris (on CD), bringing together some of the pioneers of ambient music alongside current artists spearheading the genre.

                                                                                                                      Featuring an incredible lineup of new ambient and classical recordings, all released for the first time as part of the ‘@0’ compilation with music from: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Suzanne Ciani, Steve Roach, Juliana Barwick, Imogen Heap—whose ‘The Happy Song’ is remixed by Coldcut—A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Laraaji, Sigur Rós—with close collaborator of the band Paul Corley providing a ‘Liminal’ re-work of ‘Rembihnútur’—Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Helena Hauff, Skee Mask, Daniel Pemberton & FSOL, James Heather, Specimens, Nailah Hunter, Rovo & System 7, Ned Scott (The Egg), Noodreem, Mira Calix, Obay Alsharani, David Wenngren, ill-esha, Yak Herder, NDiPA X Flex Machina, Double Cushion, Irresistible Force, FRKTL, ANNA and Coldcut themselves.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                      1. Julianna Barwick - Star Ray
                                                                                                                      2. Sigur Rós - Rembihnútur (Liminal Re-work By Paul Corley)
                                                                                                                      3. A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Beethoven 250
                                                                                                                      4. Laraaji - Illusion Of Time
                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                      1. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Mt Baker
                                                                                                                      2. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Aqua (from Playing Piano For The Isolated)
                                                                                                                      3. James Heather - And She Came Home (Strings Version)
                                                                                                                      4. Suzanne Ciani - Morning Spring
                                                                                                                      5. Nailah Hunter - Sadko
                                                                                                                      Side C
                                                                                                                      1. Helena Hauff - Thalassa
                                                                                                                      2. Mira Calix - Danaïdes
                                                                                                                      3. Daniel Pemberton & FSOL - Behind The Eyes
                                                                                                                      4. Skee Mask - CG Drip
                                                                                                                      Side D
                                                                                                                      1. Coldcut - The Fire Burns Out
                                                                                                                      2. Obay Alsharani - Dream Within A Dream
                                                                                                                      3. David Wenngren - Pianoise
                                                                                                                      4. Steve Roach - The Drift Home

                                                                                                                      From its founding in the late 14th century, the kingdom of Buganda has been celebrated through sound and nurtured a rich musical tradition in its royal court. Coming from across the kingdom, musicians would take turns in the palace to sound drums, xylophones, flutes, lyres, and more to praise and honour the existence of the kingship. In recent years however, the tradition has been more difficult to maintain, especially since 1966 where there was a violent attack on the palace that abruptly abolished the kingdom and during which royal musicians fled or were killed. And while the kingdom was re-established in 1993 as a cultural institution, many of the remaining musicians had since chosen to sideline their skills to deal with the issues of their day to day lives, the practice of the royal tradition waning in popularity, especially with younger listeners and players. But all is not lost. Scattered across the kingdom, a motivated team of older veterans and attentive young players are still keeping the tradition alive. Offering a transversal glimpse into the past and the present, "Buganda Royal Music Revival" collects recordings made in between the late 1940s and 1966 illustrating the older generation's skills, and presents them alongside recent recordings featuring old and young musicians who still carry on this musical tradition, some even performing for the current king, Muwenda Mutebi II.

                                                                                                                      The later were made during the shooting of the 2019 documentary "Buganda Royal Music Revival" that presents through a film what this album conveys through sounds: a packed dive into a century-old tradition. The music displayed here is diverse and vibrant, presenting a variety of styles and highlighting instruments that illustrate the depth and sophistication that stemmed from the royal court experience of Buganda. As a starter, the album opens with 'Mujaguzo'. Often translated as 'The Drums of the Kingship', the mujaguzo is a crucial ensemble for the cultural tradition, made from drums collected by the kingdom throughout its long history and numbering around 100 drums (historical records suggest there were at some point over 300). They are the vitality of the kingship packaged into sound.

                                                                                                                      From here, we're introduced deeper to an array of instruments and textures, like the buzzing Bugandan lyre (endongo) by contemporary royal player Albert Bisaso Ssempeke, the resonant akadinda xylophone with its 21 large wooden keys, Temutewo Mukasa's restless praise sung with his harp (ennanga), the hand-made gourd trumpet (amakondere), the entenga "drum-chime" and its core set of 12 drums tuned like the amadinda xylophone, or the tightly intertwined melodies of the flutes ensemble (abalere). With the music, the hissing and swishing sounds of old tapes reminds at times the listener of the long process, from the original recording to its archival digitization, that allows the talent of past musicians to still vibrate nowadays. This rousing selection of music and moods is a unique and all too rare exploration of sounds that celebrates the common history of generations of musicians, and the question remains open as to how this rich cultural tradition will shape and be shaped by the upcoming Bugandan future, and what engagement it will trigger among audiences within, but also beyond, the kingdom of Buganda.


                                                                                                                      French producer and remixer Nicolas Laugier aka The Reflex is a name synonymous with supreme remixes and reimaginings of disco, soul, funk and dance classics. This brand new and essential double-pack sees Laugier take on some of the immense Salsoul catalogue, lovingly reworking classics alongside deep digs from the seminal NYC disco labels vaults. There's something for every dancefloor occasion here with Inner Life, Metropolis, Leroy Burgess and Aurra all getting The Reflex touch. These new versions are more than just re-edits, these are proper remixes utilising master stems, session tapes and the original spirit of these incredible recordings. It's no wonder The Reflex's 'revisions' have found themselves in the hands of tastemakers, DJs and hardcore record fiends alike! You need these....

                                                                                                                      These brand new mixes have been mastered with love, care and respect for Salsoul / BMG. Artwork and design courtesy of Al Kent / Million Dollar Disco. 

                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                      Matt says: Modern re-edit extraordinaire gets busy with the Salsoul stems and a knife - performing some top drawer surgery on these dancefloor staples. Cut one track per side for zee deejays, this is a proper disco power pack!

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A1. Inner Life - I Like It Like That [The Reflex Revision]
                                                                                                                      B1. Metropolis - I Love New York [The Reflex Revision]
                                                                                                                      C1. Leroy Burgess - Heavenly [The Reflex Revision]
                                                                                                                      D1. Aurra - A Little Love [The Reflex Revision]

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                                                                                                                      Dam Swindle X Salsoul Remixes Vol. 1

                                                                                                                        Dutch duo Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, better known as Dam Swindle, are the latest in a line of decorated contemporary producers taking on rework duties for legendary New York disco label, Salsoul Records. Comprised of four tracks split into two volumes, the pair provide fresh takes on a number of Salsoul hits, including the classic ‘Let No Man Put Asunder’ by First Choice and Double Exposure’s ‘Everyman’. There’s some funky edits of tracks by Kebekelektrik and Kongas, wrapping up an essential Reworks package courtesy of one dance music’s premier acts.

                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                        Matt says: Dam Swindle inject the stems of First Choice and Kebekelektrik with some high pass filter action, modern sfx and two very different arrangements. Can't have enough different versions of "Let No Man Put Asunder" can you?

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        A First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (Dam Swindle Remix)
                                                                                                                        B Kebekelektrik - War Dance (Dam Swindle Edit)


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